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Lemonylemoncake Thu 19-Nov-15 22:00:04

DD will be two a couple of weeks before Christmas. Does anyone have any present ideas for a 2 year old girl? Struggling with it all being close together and needing a few ideas at once

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 19-Nov-15 22:08:17

Annual pass to an interesting place for her?
Local zoo? Science centre?

Swimming lessons?

Diddi dance?

Tumble tots?

Nice day out somewhere? Bit harder now, as its cold and dark!

Dress up things?

Cinema trip?

Take some of her old toys and wrap them up! She's only 2, unlikely to notice!

Limited Thu 19-Nov-15 22:12:56

My DD got a micro-scooter for her 2nd birthday and it's still going strong now 2 years later. Took her all of about 20 mins to get the hang of it after never been on one before!

She also liked a puzzle clock thing like this one

Books always go down well in this house too. At about 2 our DD really got into some longer stories, like the the Julia Donaldson ones.

She also liked her play kitchen and puzzles too.

Katarzyna79 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:14:18

Is she into girly role play toys? A toy kitchen? We have the Ikea one got it when my girl was 2, shes 3 now still plays with it, and my 5 yr old and even 8 yr old joins them in the weekends lol

Its a neutral colour so can fit in with other furniture in the house easily. If you want colour buy colourful tea sets and accessories.

What about a creative toy does she have an easel? I got a Melissa and doug deluxe one they use it in the kitchen in bad weather in the summer I put it in the garden for them, had that many years now. my girls started using it a lot at 2 yrs old. there are other branded easels which are just as good I think the one I named is a bit dear.

Or you could get lots of nice paints brushes accessories like rollers and sponges, and a stash of thick paper small kids love painting. I hate the mess but they can sit there for more than an hour creating mess for me in the name of art.

Books kids love them, Id go for board books my little one is 3 and still thinks its funny to tear them she will declare "I tore that page I leemember" smart alec ey lol Or a book with audio Cd they tend to have songs around the story, ear ache for parents but keeps them entertained for ages.

I was going to suggest outdoor toys like trike or bike with stabilisers but not the right weather in winter.

Hobbes8 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:20:40

My daughter is 2 a few days after Christmas. She loves her big brother's toy kitchen, so I've got her some play foods (a wooden pizza that you can cut up) and a tea set. She's also getting a wooden castle and some play figures.

She likes a lot of her brother's toys - the scuttlebug has gone down well lately. Does she have a train set? We have a lot of Thomas track master stuff, but if I were starting again now id get a wooden one.

She's also a big frozen fan so I've got her a singing elsa. She's just starting to enjoy dressing up as well - she was a fireman the other day.

I struggle to think of new stuff, as my eldest is the first grandchild on both sides so we have lots of the big stuff.

BeaBoo Thu 19-Nov-15 22:29:02

My DD is 2 three days before Christmas so I know how hard it is to think of ideas when they are so close together!

For her birthday she's getting a balance bike. Christmas she's getting the IKEA kitchen from MIL, and a wooden pram from my DM. I'm buying her a baby doll with accessories (a little cot, bottle etc) which she will love. Then just a stocking with a couple of bits in it. I know family are getting her some craft stuff (paints etc), and I've also asked for pyjamas for her. Is there anything practical she needs? Things like a new toothbrush, bubble bath and a new hair brush are good for stocking presents.

Lemonylemoncake Thu 19-Nov-15 22:33:16

Thanks for all the ideas everyone. She has a kitchen that I bought from someone at work second hand. She does like it. She really likes colouring so maybe the easel and some painting accessories would be good. I think SIL is getting her some dress up things

Bettercallsaul1 Thu 19-Nov-15 22:33:39

If she's interested in small world play, I'd recommend Playmobil 123 sets. They're suitable for eighteen months upwards, but often still very popular wth four and five-year-olds. Lovely strong, virtually unbreakable pieces - people, animals, vehicles. They have a lovely big zoo set, or a house with furniture and people, or a farm ... You can add extra sets for Christmas and birthdays so play can become more and more complex. Excellent for developing the imagination!

itsthecircleoflife Thu 19-Nov-15 22:40:34

Duplo? Doll and pram? Dolls house- this is what my friends DD is getting for her main Xmas present and shes just turned 2. Its great because her parents are buying the house and other rellies and friends are buying the furniture etc

Loungeroomlizard Thu 19-Nov-15 22:55:33

Duplo is a big hit here. My nearly 5 year old still loves it (though you need a few sets, I think)

Salene Fri 20-Nov-15 06:20:25

The puppet company story sets

Nectarines Fri 20-Nov-15 06:59:56

Not sure what the recommended age is, but my daughter is just 2 and loving play doh!

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