The ultimate list of Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds

When it comes to Christmas shopping for our kids, there is often so much choice that it can be difficult to navigate your way through the endless adverts. To make things easier, I’ve compiled my top list of Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds to help you work out what your kids will actually play with for longer than 5 minutes.

Memory game

This classic game is a must have for all younger children. It is great fun, addictive and helps them practice some necessary skills and memory training. We have spent hours playing this game with our kids over the years.


Art is so important for toddlers. Creativity is one of the most important skills they learn at this age and an easel is a great tool for all young kids. Add paints, paper, chalks and markers to this set and you’ve got a wonderful present that will be used for years to come.

Play kitchen

The perfect toy for all little chefs, this adorable kitchen is perfect for roleplay. Complete with a removable sink, two-burner cooktop, see-through door oven, storage shelves, turning knobs,  a saucepans, utensils and oven gloves, kids can start preparing their menus straight away! Pair with wooden food sets and your child will be set up for many years to come.

Wooden train set

There’s a reason why wooden train sets have stood the test of time. They provide hours of imaginative play for all young children. They can be built, played with and rebuilt over and over again. A decent train set like the one above will literally last for years to come and can be handed down to younger siblings. More than worth the money!


The perfect fun, education must-have for every toddler! The safe, colourful and easy-to-handle bricks help develop fine motor skills as well as providing hours of entertainment and learning through play.

Melissa & Doug Pet Vet Play Set 

The perfect gift for every young animal lover, this 24-piece vet set comes complete with a plush cat and dog, pretend play vet medical equipment and a tote bag for easy storage. Take it with you on the go and set up a vet practice wherever you are.

Story torch

This 3-In-1 Story Projector features eight fairy tale movies, a starry sky projection and a night light. Complete with 64 slides, the portable design means it can be taken anywhere. The nightlight will soothe toddlers of all ages and the images of the fairy tales can be brought to life by you.

Vtech Playtime Bus

The Playtime Bus is a perfect educational toy for 2 year olds and older. With the 100 interactive questions, your child will learn phonic sounds, letters, vocabulary, numbers, counting, and safety rules. The songs and phrases will aid language development while providing a great deal of entertainment.

Craft Jar

Your child will have endless hours of fun with this giant craft jar. Inside you will find googly eyes, popsicle sticks, crepe paper, pom poms, glitter and much more. Suitable for children 3 years and older.

Toddlers aren’t always the easiest to buy for, but hopefully this list of Christmas gifts for 2-4 year olds has helped with ideas. The best presents for toddlers tend to be one that encourages both learning and the use of fine motor skills. Younger toddlers will love everything interactive.

Christmas gift lists for older children can be found here, while sustainable shopping ideas can be found here

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