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2nd Birthday and Christmas Gifts

As the biggest shopping weekend of the year is just around the corner, this is my round up of what is on my shopping list for a 2 year old!  Indy’s birthday is on the 14th December, so we have a double-whammy with the two big present events being within 11 days of each other! As we can’t spread his bigger gifts out across the year, I try and be organised with what gifts he will be able to use and play with now, as well as including some that he will be able to start using in a few months, or leading up to his 3rd birthday.  As always, this is the full list of gifts we (and Santa!) will be getting him, as well as ideas we have given to friends and family.   


Micro Scooter

Indy has been eyeing up scooters in the park for the past few months, so I’m so excited for him to have his own.  This Micro Scooter is a little more expensive than others you can get, but the handlebar height is adjustable so it will last for a few years so I think is well worth the money. 

Balance Bike

This Banwood bike is more of an investment purchase… and it’s so pretty!  Indy has mastered his trike now, so a balance bike is the natural next step. He will have to grow into this over the next few months, but he’s a very active toddler so I know he’ll give it a good go! 

Helmet and Knee / Elbow Pads

These are essential to go with his scooter and balance bike… safety first!

Trunki

Indy has started to enjoy having his own bag where he can put his own things in, so this will be perfect for when we go away.  The bus Trunki has animal stickers you can place at the windows, and Indy will love riding on it and pulling it along in an airport.  As travelling is going to become a bit more hectic next year with a second baby, hopefully this will be a present for us too!  

Easel 

The magnetic side drew me to this, as i’ve bought Indy some magnetic puzzles that are a bit awkward to play on the fridge!  It’s also a chalkboard, and there is a large clip to attach paper on the whiteboard for drawing and painting. This will be good for us all to enjoy together and can be folded away neatly. 

Mega Blocks Table

Indy’s just started playing with blocks more regularly, and this table will really get his attention as he can build up his own little town. It comes with extra blocks and parts that can be stored inside and I love that it can be folded down so won’t take up much space!

Railway set

He is obsessed with cars and trains at the moment, so again, this is the next natural step for him.  I picked this up in the Aldi toy event, so as he is a little young for the more expensive train sets, this will be a good starter set for him to experiment with.  

Lock and Latches Board

This is something different, and includes different locks and latches to open to reveal the animals underneath.  This will help with fine and gross motor skills, as well as numbers and counting.

Car Ramp

I’m sure this will be Indy’s favourite present – he will love watching the cars racing down the slides, and will love matching the colours up and putting the cars in the garages underneath. 

Farm / Jungle Animal Figures

These figures will be good to start Indy with role playing and creating play scenes.  They are small enough to come out with us in his bag, and can be used in the bath too!

Fishing Game

This also came from the Aldi toy event! This kind of game develops coordination skills as well as being something we can all enjoy as a family. 

Magna Doodle

This will encourage mess-free drawing and includes stamps for him to make marks with too. 

Keyboard

This is a good starter keyboard to get Indy experimenting with music – it has lots of melodies and instrument sounds, as well as animal noises – very Ross Gellar! 

Tool Set

We are giving this as a small stocking filler – it’s not huge, but will be something he can have a ‘fiddle’ and play with.  

Woody and Buzz

He is Toy Story obsessed, and as we’re off to Disney for his birthday, the proper Woody and Buzz will be waiting for him when he gets home!

Colours Puzzle

We’ve been teaching Indy colours for a few months now, and this is a great game for grouping colours together, as well as developing puzzle skills!

Books

Because you can never have enough books!


If you were stuck for some ideas, I do hope you’ve found this blog useful.  And as always, if there’s anything I’ve missed that you want to include, please comment below! Happy shopping! xxx

 

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