Well, it's that time of the year again ... the time when you start panicking because you have NO idea what to get your 2-year-old for the holidays. Well, you can relax. I'm here with TONS of recommendations tested and trusted by Moms of Multiples. That's right, their kids tried 'em and loved 'em, and now they're sharing their wisdom with you. Thanks, goMOMS!
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For the Active Kids
Bounce Ball Pit | Get the "Coolest Mom on the Block" award with this gift. It's a fun, safe place for them to play, and they'll never want to leave it. (Make sure you get an electric air pump to fill it!)
Mini Trampoline | Another gift that was recommended by multiple moms. This one is great for burning energy, which we all know seems endless in a 2-year-old.
Ride On Wiggle Car | Simply twist, wiggle, and go! All you need is a smooth, flat surface. Prefect for both outdoor AND indoor playing. Great way to keep kids active and moving!
For the Creative Kids
Rubber Stamps & Washable Ink | At this age your kiddos probably love coloring. Let them take their creativity to new levels with rubber stamps! They come in all different varieties from animals, to letters, to vehicles, and everything in between. Don't forget the (and we can't stress this enough) WASHABLE ink to go along with them.
Magnetic Building Tiles | These were recommended by multiple moms! It's a gift that can grow with them, and they'll use for years. And, if you've got multiple little ones running around, you'll need a lot of them, so no worries if this is a repeat gift!
The Nugget | This one doubles as play room comfort and play. It's an infinitely configurable play couch that's PERFECT for building forts.
Child Safety Locks | Ok, arguably, this is more of a gift for mom than baby, but still, a must-mention. These are awesome because they're no-drill AND no-show. Just don't lose the magnet key!
Bean Bag Chair | Encourage reading with a comfy spot to sit! And these cozy chairs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you're looking for something more traditional, or something a little huggable, there are tons of options out there. Many even double as stuffed animal storage!
A Zoo Membership | At this age, your little ones will LOVE exploring all the zoo has to offer.
Puzzles | Puzzles are an awesome way to improve dexterity, and build problem solving skills in young kids. Puzzles like these with wooden handles are great for little fingers. And when they're ready to start piecing things together, these are a great first step.
Music Set | A love of music starts at a young age, and a multi-piece music set can encourage that side of their creativity!
Explore 'N Grow Busy Gears | Gear up for play time with moveable gears, music & lights. Little ones can practice their fine motor skills as they grasp and clutch the gears. Moving and stacking them helps them explore spatial relationships and cause and effect.
Corkscrew Stacking Toy | This is one step up from your standard rainbow stacking toy. With a corkscrew pole & six stacking discs that stack any way you want, this toy encourages hand-eye coordination, cause-and-effect learning and motor dexterity.
Toy Remote Control | They'll see you using it, and inevitably, they'll want to use it. This is a great way to distract them from the real thing, whether they're in front of the TV or not. One mom said it has become her kids favorite car toy. This one teaches counting and shapes!
Encourage Pretend Play
Toy Vacuum Cleaner | Vacuuming wasn't always a chore. At this age, it's actually fun! Plus, it makes them feel so grown up when they can help mom & dad with the cleaning.
Toy Shopping Cart | Now this one does double duty. During play time, it's a shopping cart, and when it's time to clean up ... BOOM! Toy storage.
Play Kitchen | If your little ones love "helping" you in the kitchen, this play kitchen will quickly become a favorite! Don't forget to grab some play food too. They'll be serving you up something tasty quicker than you can say, "Bon appetite!"
A Baby Doll & Accessories | This can be especially great if you're planning on adding more children to your family. Let them care for their very own little bundle of joy. And of course, they'll need to feed it, take it for walks, and put it to bed.
A Toy Piggy Bank | A toy piggy bank is an awesome way to start teaching your little ones to count! This sweet piggy friend introduces numbers, counting, colors, and opposites as they play.