The Best Gifts for Toddlers 2-4 years old

Updated: Oct 26, 2021

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If you're a parent, caregiver, grandparent, aunt, or uncle that loves coming up with awesome gifts for your little one, then you are like me! I don't want to give them just anything, I want to give them an amazing gift.

“Play is fundamentally important for learning 21st century skills, such as problem solving, collaboration, and creativity.”

- American Academy of Pediatrics

When I think of getting a gift for my children, I want to give them a gift that is both fun and educational. Included in this post is a list of great gift ideas for the toddler in your life. Not only will they have tons of fun, but they will also be learning as they play.

Balance Bike with Pedals

Balance bikes are great for toddlers. Many kids can transition from balance bikes to regular bikes easily without the need for training wheels. This bike comes with an adjustable seat, which means it can grow with your child. It also comes with pedals that you can fold in or out.

My 4-year-old loves his balance bike. He still mostly uses it with the pedals folded in, but we often can get a few minutes of pedal practice by easily folding the pedals out. I purchased this Safety Trainer Handle Balance Push Bar so that I could easily help him practice his bike pedaling.

Melissa & Doug Top & Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play

Toddlers love to pretend play! This 34-piece wooden pizza maker set encourages imaginative play, cognitive development, motor skills, sorting, counting, and so much more. My child loves his pizza maker set, it comes with everything you see in the picture. It is sturdy and very well made. It's difficult to go wrong with a Melissa & Doug product, they are truly well made.

KidKraft Wooden Farm to Table Play Kitchen

A modern beautiful play kitchen that provides hands-on experience for kids. As seen in the picture, kids can pretend to grow veggies in the planter boxes and "cook them". The ice maker on the fridge drops plastic ice cubes when the drop-down button is pressed. The play kitchen comes with functional bins that fit into the shelves for storing play pots, pans, and other kitchen accessories. On top of the fridge and cutting board, you'll notice a chalkboard where kids can display their menu.

Vroom & Zoom Interactive Wooden Dashboard Steering Wheel

The Vroom & Zoom interactive dashboard is a great screen-free gift for kids that are 3 to 7 years old. It includes a realistic play steering wheel with a dashboard complete with lights, sounds, moving parts, and a scrolling GPS. The child will be turning the wheel to keep the car on the GPS road ( the GPS automatically shuts off after 5 minutes). Your child will love practicing his driving skills as he turns the key, shifts gears, changes the radio station (which includes 4 stations), honks the horn, adjust the A/C vents, changes signals, and more!

Kid Trax Kids USPS Mail Carrier 6 Volt Electric Ride On Toy

This adorable 6 Volt electric ride-on toy comes with a mailbox and three plastic envelopes, how fun! It's pretty much just like a real mail truck featuring a mail slot, an opening rear door, working headlights, and a horn. For added fun, you can also play tunes on the FM radio/MP3 player input. It is designed for one rider between the ages of 3 and 5 with a maximum weight of 60 lbs.

Tobi Smart Watch

The Little Tikes Tobi smartwatch is a watch that comes to life! It has an adorably playful personality, which your child will be able to see as Tobi makes over 100 expressions and moves its robot arms and legs. The cute little wrist robot helps kids learn to tell time. It features a stopwatch, timer, alarm clock, calendar, and reminders. Children will be able to snap and edit photos and videos. For extra fun, the watch also comes with plenty of fun games children will be able to play and earn prizes such as trophies, items for Tobi's house, or food for feeding Tobi.

KidKraft Wooden Train Set

Your child will have so much fun setting up the mountain village. Perfect for solo play and playing with others. It comes with 120 pieces, so it can be assembled in many different ways. The trains connect through magnetic pieces at each end. The set includes multiple playing stations, a working train, and a scenic view. This train table set is amazing! I love that it is compatible with other major wooden train playset brands and that it makes clean-up quick and easy by having storage bins conveniently situated underneath the table.

STEAM Life Art Easel

A 4 in 1, the present that includes everything, it's a perfect birthday or holiday gift for your toddler! A sturdy double-sided easel, a chalkboard, and a magnetic dry erase board on the other side. It comes with magnetic numbers and letters, chalk, colored markers, crayons, and an eraser. It is height adjustable and includes a supply tray, storage cups, and a clipboard for drawing.


The original 3D magnetic building set combines math, science, and creativity. Children will be able to create flat, 3-dimensional shapes, and anything they can imagine. The STEM-approved Magna-Tiles can provide hours of imaginative free play, develop your child's important math, science, spatial, and tactile skills. Safe and durable, this set is built to last for years.

Ride on Truck with Parental Remote Control

There are two modes for using this truck, a parent-led mode that enables the parent to control the car from a handheld three-speed remote and the battery-operated model. With this electric truck, you will be able to connect your device to play music or stories for your child. It is equipped with an MP3 player, AUX input, USB port & TF card slot, and forward and reverse functions making tons of fun for your child and yourself.

Mickey and Friends LEGO Set

LEGO Disney Mickey and Friends offer young children tons of fun while nurturing their role-play and building skills as they take care of all the animals. A gift that teaches construction skills, encourages imagination and can entertain them for hours.

Fire 7 Kids Tablet

Tablets are a great way to begin developing children's technology literacy. Amazon Kids parental control will allow you to set educational goals, create time limits (control screen time), and filter content. It is the perfect tablet for young kids from the ages of 3 to 12 years old. It's sturdy, but you can relax knowing it comes with a 2-year guaranty that if it breaks they will replace it for free. It's made for kids!

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