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Help, please! Advice on Christmas present/s for 2 year old DGS

(15 Posts)
townie Sat 12-Dec-15 11:24:50

We had our planned present for our 2 year old DGS lined up- Duplo.
But he's just been given masses of this for his birthday by his godmother.

We need to get all his presents by next weekend.

So advice, please, on alternatives for a 'main' present.
Like many children nowadays, he does already have a lot, so suggestions for something a bit different specially welcome!

But all suggestions welcome. TIA.

Luckygirl Sat 12-Dec-15 11:38:52

Any Fisher Price items - the camper van, aeroplane etc. Also wooden red bus with little wooden people in it - just bought that for one of mine.

Tom2014 Sat 12-Dec-15 11:45:27

I was looking at the "toddle bike"which
is available on Amazon and is recommended
by cycling forums,it gets very good reviews
and is only £25.

Luckygirl Sat 12-Dec-15 11:49:23

I also bought a very cheap scooter online - you can put on 2, 3, or 4 wheels so that it can progress with their skill.

Here it is: Ozbozz My First Scooter Folding Adjusts From 4 to 3 to 2 Wheels Toddler Age 2+. It only cost about £20. I bought one for another GC last year and it has been a great hit.

thatbags Sat 12-Dec-15 11:52:43

Apron(s), some with sleeves, for messy play and 'helping' in the kitchen.

kittylester Sat 12-Dec-15 11:55:37

Dressing up stuff!

Teetime Sat 12-Dec-15 12:26:41

Toys R Us voucher?

Teetime Sat 12-Dec-15 12:27:28

Vouchers for trips to Zoos etc?
Adopt a donkey/polar bear etc etc.

annodomini Sat 12-Dec-15 12:44:43

Vouchers are no good for a toddler. They need to have something they can handle and if everyone else has a parcel, can you imagine their disappointment when handed an envelope? My GSs loved the Thomas the Tank Engine series with rails to match. This can be expanded every birthday and Christmas. Dads rather like them too.

Tegan Sat 12-Dec-15 12:51:50

I bought my grandson the Thomas the Tank 'starter kit' to see if he liked it; he did so the next few birthdays and Christmas's were taken up with buying the table, track and trains. Whereas his brother had no interest in it at all sad. I think that toddlers can be overwhelmed by too many presents at Christmas time.

Greyduster Sat 12-Dec-15 12:53:59

Happyland sets are good sturdy toys and suitable for 18 months upward. We bought GS the funfair and the rocket ship and he got a lot of fun out of them for ages. His other gran also got him a lovely wooden Noah's Ark which he loved, and has now been put away as it has achieved heirloom status! When he is old enough for small parts Playmobil sets are amazing. GS is eight and he still plays with his castle, his police station and passenger plane (but only when he thinks no-one is looking! smile)!

Greyduster Sat 12-Dec-15 12:57:31

Also, John Lewis do a lovely Brio type push along wooden train set which can be added to. That was also much played with. Little ones like push along trains because they are more in control of play with them.

aggie Sat 12-Dec-15 13:20:31

My lot had the Toddle bike thing and it was a great hit

sherish Sat 12-Dec-15 13:47:08

We've bought our 2 year old DGS a wooden garage complete with 2 wooden cars and a lift. He likes things he can hold so he will probably enjoy playing with the cars.

Stansgran Sat 12-Dec-15 13:47:12

I think the best present for that age would be a really big cardboard box.