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What should I buy a two year old boy as a birthday pressie?

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MadreInglese Thu 07-Aug-08 13:42:35

I am very out of touch with two year old boys and was a bit lost and bemused in the plastic vehicle section of the toy shop today and came away with nothing.

What on earth should I buy him? He has loads of cars and trucks, they don't have a very big house or garden so don't want to get something that will be a pita for them. Would spend up to about £25. No plastic crap either really. Does something exist that might be 'useful' but he'll still enjoy opening?

Any ideas please?

<stumped>

soph28 Thu 07-Aug-08 13:48:35

my now 3yo ds would always want a digger (he has loads but that's what he wants).

Other things he has loved- a bubble lawnmower
bubble machine
wheel barrow
gardening tools and plants
tractor ted DVD
diggers and dumpers DVD

Legoleia Thu 07-Aug-08 13:58:04

really lovely floor puzzle, and books if you don't want to go for plastic toys,

Play house/tent that folds down,

Favourite toys around here are cars (the matchbox type ones) and Noah's ark little people thingy, does he have a toy garage?

MadreInglese Thu 07-Aug-08 14:00:49

He has diggers, and a garage. Smallish garden is full of garden toys already.

Is he too young for a voucher of some sort?

<scratches head>

Actually, a jigsaw or books might work...

popsycal Thu 07-Aug-08 14:03:03

train track
tesco version of brio....
my 6 year old and 3 year old are currently playing with a set that ds1 got on his 2nd bierthday

popsycal Thu 07-Aug-08 14:03:53

you could get a basic set then a elc special item to go with it....

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 07-Aug-08 14:04:54

DS just turned 2, presents he has enjoyed:

* Megablocks/Duplo
* Books
* 'Play' food (he has a bag of fruit & veg from ELC)
* Cars and other wheely things

All children seem to like bubble machine - you should be able to get one and a big bottle of bubble mix for under £25.

RhinestoneCowgirl Thu 07-Aug-08 14:05:28

Oh, yes and wooden IKEA train set (think Tesco do similar, liek a Brio rip-off...)

MadreInglese Thu 07-Aug-08 14:05:51

What about something useful like a door hanger storage thingy like this

or a novelty shelf like this

is that really dull?

They are really stuck for space.

Legoleia Thu 07-Aug-08 14:15:25

They look useful but I wouldn't be thrilled if someone bought me some bedroom stuff TBH as the things he already has in there are orangey jungle type things.

If you think they'll go with his bedroom then they'd be lovely!

Agree with wooden train track, play food - in fact I think I even started a thread on this.....

Ah here

Legoleia Thu 07-Aug-08 14:15:33

They look useful but I wouldn't be thrilled if someone bought me some bedroom stuff TBH as the things he already has in there are orangey jungle type things.

If you think they'll go with his bedroom then they'd be lovely!

Agree with wooden train track, play food - in fact I think I even started a thread on this.....

Ah here

Legoleia Thu 07-Aug-08 14:15:33

They look useful but I wouldn't be thrilled if someone bought me some bedroom stuff TBH as the things he already has in there are orangey jungle type things.

If you think they'll go with his bedroom then they'd be lovely!

Agree with wooden train track, play food - in fact I think I even started a thread on this.....

Ah here

Legoleia Thu 07-Aug-08 14:16:22

<clicking finger-spasm>

MadreInglese Thu 07-Aug-08 14:27:27

Thanks for all these tips, they're very useful!

Legoleia Fri 08-Aug-08 14:57:33

How about a hooded towell/poncho type thingy for swimming?

Or clothes?

chocolatespiders Fri 08-Aug-08 14:59:39

bubble machine from ELC it is fab £10.00

HappyMummyOfOne Sun 10-Aug-08 09:09:33

What about an aquadraw, even the older children who visit play with ours. No mess and very small to pack up and store.

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