Gift Guide for a 2-year-old

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I know that this past week has been a huge week of sales, but the sales haven’t stopped on Amazon – and now through the end of the year, they’re giving back to Toys for Tots! For every toy that someone donates to Toys for Tots using Amazon Alexa, Amazon is matching customer donations with another toy. Two toys for one donation! You can donate a toy to Toys for Tots via Alexa by simply saying, “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.”  It’s so easy! Alexa can recommend a gift from the Toys for Tots Charity List and you confirm your purchase. 

I’m also listing some toys you can consider – because we all need to support each other this holiday season! 


Now back to the evergreen holiday gift guide I still stand by!

I thought Christmas shopping for my daughter would be easy, but it turns out it’s a little tougher figuring out Christmas gifts for a child who can’t quite tell us what she wants. I’ve come up with a few items to share with other parents who may also be struggling with ideas. Some of these items we already own, while others will be under the tree in less than a month. 

Holiday gift guide for a 2-year-old. Amazon is giving back to Toys for Tots, when you donate to the charity through Alexa. It's simple and doubles your donations. Check out this list of toys for ideas to get started on your donation! #ad #DeliveringSmiles #giftguide

Minnie’s Birthday Party LEGO Duplo set My daughter loves Minnie, and she’s getting into blocks. She has access to her brother’s older sets, but I thought it would be fun to give her a Minnie set. This has already been purchased.

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Set For my daughter’s second birthday, I found the Fisher-Price castle on clearance (at a store that closed down.) It’s so fun, and I’ve had this set of princesses in my Amazon cart for a couple of weeks.

Talking ABC Elmo My daughter received this last year, but still plays with it. Elmo sings the ABCs and says a couple of phrases, and he’s pretty cute and durable. (Tickle Me Elmo is a fun option, but his body is hard and he’s trickier to throw around.) 

Pinkalicious 123 board book We have the Pinkalicious ABC book, and since my daughter loves Pinkalicious, I think the number book is going to be fun. Also, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an EXCELLENT book for any child. 

Cabbage Patch Cuties – These were not a thing when I was a kid, but my daughter received one for Christmas last year, and I think I love it more for myself. This year she’s getting the snowman (because she does play with dolls more now) and if you’re into nostalgia, this is the doll for you! 

Crayola Color Wonder Mess-Free Art Desk My girl loves to color, and the Mess-Free markers are a must have in my house. This desk is portable, and can hold everything your child will need. And the markers only color on the specific paper – not your walls, couch, tables. Win for everyone! 

Little People Big Helpers Home This is my daughter’s first dollhouse! Again, she received it for Christmas last year, but she plays with it often. It makes just enough noise, and any of the Fisher-Price Little People can be used in the house. It’s a lot of fun! 

When you purchase a toy for your kids, don’t forget about the Toys for Tots program. I have a few toys that we’re going to gift in person, but I’m definitely going to be making a donation through Amazon Alexa in the next couple of weeks. I love that they’re matching gifts of toys so more kids in need will have a memorable Christmas! 

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