Buying birthday gifts can be troublesome at the best of times, but buying birthday gifts for two-year-old boys, well, that takes things to a whole other level entirely. Once your child reaches the terrible twos, you’ll be looking for as many ways to keep him entertained as you possibly can, and rightfully so. The terrible twos can last for what feels like an eternity to some parents, so you’ll want gifts that not only provide entertainment but also provide longevity as well. By two, many young boys will be very mobile, they’ll be stringing concise sentences together, their imaginations will be running wild, and they’ll require plenty of entertainment and stimulation to assist with their development. If you’re still not sure which gifts to get your boy for his second birthday, take a look at the following, as we look at a few ultimate birthday gift idea suggestions for two-year-old boys.
Building Blocks – When we say building blocks, we don’t mean Lego, as unfortunately Lego bricks will simply be too small and could potentially pose choking hazards for your son. No, when we say building blocks, we mean big building blocks. Building blocks may be painfully primitive in design, but that is part of their charm and appeal. They’re so large that using them is easier than ever, and they can actually be a whole lot of fun. The blocks, many of which will be painted bright and bold colors, not only provide mental stimulation when they’re being stacked and used to construct all kinds of things by your son, they also provide visual stimulation due to their colors.
Kitchen activity sets – Kitchen activity sets are also very popular among young children, so that is another gift idea you may wish to consider. Kitchen activity sets are basically smaller mock kitchens made from plastic. They come complete with miniature cookers, pots, and pans, sinks, cupboards, microwaves, as well as imitation foods and drinks. Your child will have hours of fun pretending he’s a whiz in the kitchen, and who knows, perhaps you’ll inspire him to become a chef later on in life?
A Tricycle – If you really want to keep your son entertained, for many months, even years, to come, a tricycle is absolutely essential. Tricycles come in all shapes and sizes, and providing your son is indeed large enough, and mobile enough, to use one, he will instantly fall in love. The great thing about tricycles is the fact that they can be used indoors or outdoors in the garden under your supervision. The design is very stable, meaning it will be virtually impossible for your son to fall off, and most importantly of all, he will have huge amounts of fun on it. If you really want to make your son happy and assist with his development at the same time, make sure you get him the decent tricycle that long lasts for years.
Mini tea set – Sticking with the culinary theme, another gift idea that is sure to impress, and one which will allow you to interact with your child at the same time, is a miniature tea set. A simple plastic teapot, along with cups, saucers, chairs, and a table, will provide your child with everything he needs to host his very own Teddy Bear’s picnic with you and his stuffed animals and various other toys.