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Old 11-12-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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I'm trying to think of Christmas gift ideas for a 2 year old boy. His parents gave a few suggestions and everyone in my family has already purchased those items, so I'm here trying to think of what else he might like. He's got a ton of toys already, so I was trying to think of something else, like maybe arts and crafts or electronic items. I just don't know what to get that he'll be old enough to understand how to play with. Anyone got any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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At that age, they are happy with a big, empty cardboard box
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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At that age, they are happy with a big, empty cardboard box
It's funny you say that because my sister suggested getting him one of those cardboard play houses, since he likes to play hide and seek.
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Old 11-12-2015, 07:49 PM
 
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Make him some sensory rice
-(1 cup of rice, 1 tablespoon of water [to spread the color around] with food coloring mixed in to your color preference - mix the colored water into the rice then stir it up until evenly mixed and allow to dry [a couple hours or overnight], buy a 10lb bag of rice do a handful of colors but leave some plain/white then store in a cheap storage container with a lid)
-It is simple, non-toxic, technically edible but since it's hard dry rice it isn't appealing, easy to vacuum or sweep up, and not only is it fun to scoop/pour/squeeze/bury hands or feet in but you can hide chunky puzzle pieces or objects in there and let them go treasure hunting

A large Yoga ball - fun to roll or bounce on, also you could bounce on it with them, or bounce on it while they bounce on those smaller (~18 inch) ones they sell at Walmart/Target for a couple dollars.

Chalk is always a winner in the summer as are bubbles, big paintbrushes to paint the sidewalk with water or paint over chalk is fun, a whiteboard and some whiteboard crayons or colored pencils are winners (and less messy than markers)

Those cardboard play houses are fun, though even at three and a half mine isn't really interested in coloring it in, they are a pretty standard Walmart Black Friday option for ...I want to say ~$15

The Rescue Bot Transformers are pretty nice, a lot of the ~$8 and ~$10 ones from Target/Amazon take just one or two simple motions to transform from robot to vehicle. (Rescue Bots is on Netflix, it may be Y7 but unlike most it is not about violence it is about the various rescue vehicles [fire truck, police car, helicopter, bulldozer] and humans figuring out how to save the day.

Additional winners
-Spot (the dog) lift the flap books
-Bath color change tablets
-Bath markers/crayons
-Duplos
-Chunky puzzles
-(dollar store echo microphones or punch balloons)
-Stickers and temporary tattoos
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Old 11-13-2015, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Be practical; he will not remember anything you give him at two. So; new Corvette, new fishing poles, new guns, new golf clubs. You can ensure they stay in working order until he reaches adulthood!
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Old 11-13-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It's funny you say that because my sister suggested getting him one of those cardboard play houses, since he likes to play hide and seek.
An empty box, some markers, stickers... he'll be happy.
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Get him a book! Something fun and that he'll be able to read on his own in a few years....Dr. Seuss.....any of his stuff!
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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At age 2, my son was all about trains.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I second the bathtime stuff. It's been a looong time since I had a two year old, but I can remember buying some colored foamy stuff that I think came in aerosol cans. It just washed off of the tile with water, but was a big hit with my daughter.

Another hit is silly string.

If you don't like the parents, buy him a drum.
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:50 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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A good gift ideas for 2 year old boy would be a Clothes and soft toys these days plenty of online stores recognize small baby toys for their safety and security. You could buy all kinds of 2 year old boy toys from the Disney store at very cheapest rate by redeeming Offer code or Discount Code.
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