Gift Guide: Best Montessori Toy Ideas for 2 Year olds

If you’re searching for the best Montessori-aligned gift ideas for 2-year-olds, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a Birthday, Easter, Christmas, or other Holiday gift, our Montessori 2-year-old toddler gift guide is a great place to start for your toddler.

We have ideas that include budget-friendly Montessori toys from Amazon to gorgeous custom-made items from Etsy, as well as our favorite picks from Montessori-aligned companies such as Lovevery and Monti Kids. This Montessori gift guide has been updated for 2022.

realistic animal puzzles Montessori gift for 2 year olds

Realistic Animal Puzzles

This set of 3 wooden puzzles is more Montessori aligned than many puzzles since they have realistic animal pictures.

realistic pictures board books Montessori gift for 2 year olds

Board Books

“My First Library” set contains 10 board books, all with realistic images. They introduce a wide range of learning topics and everyday objects to toddlers. Makes a great Montessori gift for a 2-year-old.

Strider Balance bike Montessori gift for 2 year olds

Balance Bike

I have loved using balance bikes for my kids. Strider is the best-known brand with the youngest starting age: 18 months. If they can walk, they can ride! This bike is adjustable and will grow with your toddler.

Toddler Hammered Flatware Set

This set has the look and feel of real flatware—because it is! This set includes a feeder spoon (5¾”) for infants, a blunt-tipped toddler fork (5″), and a toddler spoon (5″).

This set will grow with the child and is the perfect size and weight for the youngest learners. 

Twist and Turnables

Young children can refine their fine motor skills with these colorful screw-together blocks. This set of eight wooden blocks can be matched by shape or color.

Montessori Self Care Station - Mirror with Shelf and Hooks Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Self Care Station

Mirrors and self care stations are encouraged in Montessori households. There are many benefits to a safe and secure room mirror.

wooden barn with realistic animals Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Wooden Barn with Animals

This barn set includes 7 realistic looking animals, a wooden ladder, and a folding corral.

montessori pink tower Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Montessori Pink Tower

The Pink Tower is one of the most classic Montessori materials. Between 18 months old and 2 years old is a great time to introduce your child to the pink tower. A must-have for Montessori homes.

classic wooden block set Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Classic Wooden Block Set

Each household should have a good set of building blocks for their toddler. We like this classic wooden set of 100 blocks, also available unpainted. Read more about building blocks in Montessori by clicking here.

Clever Cat Memory Game

Sharpen children’s memory skills with this charmingly illustrated animal matching game. The 20 chunky wooden discs (10 pairs) are easier for small hands grasp and turn over than cardboard tiles.

wooden shape sorter toy Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Wooden Shape Sorter

A classic shape sorting toy that makes a great Montessori gift for 2-year-olds. This all wooden sorter is from Melissa and Doug and includes 12 shapes.

gift set box of toys and materials Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Monti Kids Level 7 Box

Monti Kids offers beautiful sets of developmental Montessori toys. The level 7 box is for 2-year-olds and includes multiple sets of materials that will challenge and grow your child.

wooden sensory bin tools Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Wooden Sensory Bin Tools

This set of wooden tools helps toddlers to hone practical life skills such as scooping, pouring, grasping, etc. Set includes 8 different pieces in a gift set.

animal matching game Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Animal Matching Game

This set of animal figurines with Montessori-style cards can be used in multiple ways, including the matching game. Comes with Schleich brand animals.

custom family book with pictures Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Custom Family Book

Possibly our very favorite gift idea, this custom wooden board book can be created with pictures of your 1 year old and any family members (plus friends and pets!) that you choose.

wooden lock box toy Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Lock Box

This lock box toy set including 10 unique wooden doors with different lock mechanism with metal handle and 1 small lock with keys. Also makes a great Montessori travel toy for your toddler.

wooden sorting and stacking toy Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Sorting and Stacking Toy

This wooden sorting and stacking puzzle contains 20 pieces including blocks of 5 colors and 5 geometric shapes. It helps to build early shape, color and size differentiation skills when toddlers try to match the blocks to the target or make various combinations.

pikler triangle climbing set Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Pikler Triangle Climbing Set

Climbing toys such as a pikler triangle are often recommended by Montessorians. This set offers options for multiple pieces to create the perfect set for your toddler.

gift box toy set Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Monti Kids Level 8 Box

Monti Kids offers beautiful sets of developmental Montessori toys. The level 8 box is for 2.5 year olds and includes multiple sets of materials that will challenge and grow your child.

Junior Ramp Racer

All wood, with a ramp frame and eight well-made race cars safe for young children. This ramp is an alternative to a ball tracker with similar benefits.

anatomically correct baby doll Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Anatomically Correct Baby Doll

Baby dolls in Montessori are realistic and anatomically correct because learning materials should reflect the realism and diversity of the world. They help children to develop social-emotional learning and value people from diverse backgrounds.

wooden balance wobble board toy Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Wooden Balance Board

Balance boards (also called wobble boards) are versatile and can help with developing balance, improving posture, strengthening the core, or even for various forms of play. My son loves to use it as a bridge and tunnel for his vehicles.

wooden stacking rainbow Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Wooden Rainbow Stacker

While wooden rainbow stackers were designed more for Waldorf, they are often found in Montessori classrooms. Check out our full post for more information on rainbow stackers in Montessori.

Montessori Dowel Toy Set

These stacking toys are used in Montessori to aid the child in developing the proper grasp and hand-eye coordination. They are perfect toys to help the child begin to hone the grasp needed for writing later on.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Pound hammer toy set Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Hammer Peg Toy

This cause-and-effect activity will help your toddler develop multiple skills, such as motor skills, object permanence, and color recognition. Your child will enjoy watching the pegs go up and down while having all of the control.

Toilet Learning Kit

Monti Kids has included everything you need to support your child’s bathroom independence, from a floor potty to a unique spout extender for easier hand-washing. Routine cards and a special board book will inspire your little one to get started.

Montessori Cooking Together Kit

A complete set of food-safe, developmentally appropriate kitchen tools support cooking experiences that will help your child build a positive relationship with food. Ten beautifully illustrated recipe cards help parents and children create child-friendly meals together. Food preparation activities help build executive function and self-confidence.

Montessori Busy Board

A simple Montessori busy board focuses on two skills as it can conceal a shape behind each door that your child can unlatch. Then the shape can be placed in the correct location on the board.

2 Year Old Play Kit

Lovevery offers 4 different play kits for 2-year-olds that offer a variety of Montessori-aligned toys for your toddler. Activities include games, puzzles, toys, and practical life materials.

Lovevery Block Set

A brilliant, practical system of solid wood blocks for building spatial, language, and problem-solving skills. 70 heirloom-quality pieces that work with each other in more than 20 stage-based activities. Years of learning through play, crafted by child development experts.

Geometry Puzzle

Introduce children to shapes and colors with this two-sided wooden puzzle. One side features cutouts for individual shapes, while the other encourages children to combine pieces into simple two-piece shapes.

realistic wooden puzzles toy set Montessori gift for 2 year old toddlers

Realistic Wooden Puzzle Set

This set of 6 small wooden puzzles includes a carrying bag. Each puzzle has realistic photographs of animals, fruits, vehicles, etc.

Wooden Pop Up Toy

Gently press these colorful wooden figures to make them bob up and down. Press them even harder and they pop up and out!

Solid Wood Drum

Great for musical exploration while stimulating hand-eye coordination and auditory awareness. The mallet’s rubbery head softens the sound of this melodious tympanic drum.

Rainmaker Rainbow Stick

Children will discover cause and effect as they watch clear plastic beads cascading through a rainbow of wooden flowers. Can be used as a rhythm instrument or rattle, it makes a soft, soothing sound that imitates the natural sound of rain. Ages 6 Months+

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Stacy Jones

When I became a foster mother, I started researching different parenting and education ideas. Learning about the Montessori Method has been intriguing and fascinating, and I have enjoyed watching the little ones in my life learn and grow from incorporating Montessori elements into our family's lifestyle. Montessori For Today was started to provide answers to my own questions, which will hopefully become a great resource for others to learn about the Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, and how you can incorporate elements of Montessori into your own home and lifestyle.

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