Present Ideas for 4.5 Yr Girl and 2 Yr Old Boy

Updated on December 08, 2011
K.M. asks from Los Gatos, CA
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What are good ideas for presents for a
4.5 year old girl (she has lots of dolls/ doll bed/ doll stroller, dollhouse) and for her brother 2 years old (he has trains, tracks, trucks) Ideas on what to buy them separately to each instead of what to buy for both together would be very helpful. I think the budget is up to $150 each (it can be 1 thing or split on a few...) I just can't come up with ideas right now...

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answers from St. Louis on

My kids (2 years 3 months and 4 years 3 months at Christmas) are each getting a lite brite and coordinating paper (My Lil Pony for her and Transformers for him), they are getting a rock tumbler (they love rocks!), crawl through tunnel, dobber paints, regular paints, nano Bugs, bath crayons, Dominoes and several books each.

She's getting a my Lil Pony, Cutting Book, PJs and Microscope.

He's getting a backpack (like his sister!), a Mater Truck, Gears, Thomas the train holder with several trains.

I spent a total of $210 but the Gears, books and Microscope were given to me by my aunt for them (brand new!).

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answers from Dallas on

Last year, Santa brought my 3 year old a Discovery kids tent/tunnel thing. It was only $20 at Walgreens too!
I have my own and watch 4 four year old girls and here is what gets played with the most:
Melissa and doug puzzles, magnetic dress up doll and lacing beads
Kidkraft wooden birthday cake
littlest petshop toys (we have a TON)
Alphie the robot
dress up clothes
mega blocks
barbie car
backpacks, picnic baskets, etc. Any sort of container that can be used to put toys into, they love it!
Oh, and her doodlebear!!! She loves that thing!

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answers from Detroit on

Sorry, this is a together gift, but my kids LOVED this last year so much that I bought another one for Christmas this year.....

Discovery Kids Color Me Playhouse

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answers from Sacramento on

I don't see any creative type toys on the list of what you have. How about a nice set of Legos (Duplos for their ages), or a set of Lincoln Logs. Kids this age get into building with either of these toys and their imagination soars. With the budget you have, you could probably afford to buy a set of each to get them started and still have plenty left over for some other gifts.



answers from San Francisco on

$150 each! Oh my goodness my children are deprived. I live in England (but I'm from the Bay Area) so maybe it's different here, but wow that seems like a lot of money for kids' Christmas presents. My boys are 2 and 4 and they're getting colour books and crayons, new jammies (so they look cute in their Christmas morning photos :)), a couple of little Lego sets (duplo for the 2 yr old, regular for the 4 year old), Candyland (which they can play together), a puzzle, a couple of books, a DVD each and then loads of little bits for their stockings. I probably spent £100 ($160) all together and I thought I was being extravagant. I'm not judging, I'm just wondering if that's a normal amount in the US now? I know my parents dodnt spend that much on my brothers and I when we were kids. Maybe it's a cultural thing? Like I said, I'm not judging. My kids would love it! Luckily they don't know any better. :)



answers from Los Angeles on

Outdoor/riding toys - bike, scooter, wagon, Cozy Coupe, etc.

For the girl, things like My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Calico Critters, etc.

For the boy, a toy garage and cars to go with it

Also, please check out my Discovery Toys page. We have a lot of great toys that are fun, educational, and most importantly, they grow with your child so they'll play with them for years to come! Check them out at

The boy would like Giant Pegboard, Motor Works (he's a little young for it but will grow into it), and Measure Up Cups. The girl would like Playful Patterns (I have given this to several of my son's friends this year - girls and boys - and they all LOVE it), Eye Q Picture Puzzler, Interactive Bingo, and S'Match. There is also a Discovery Fun Playhouse that both kids would love.

Happy Holidays!



answers from San Francisco on

If they have alot of toys then would Mom like a dance class or take out trip?
My friends kids loved a trip to Happy Hallow for the gift ( Mom can even come to..) It was a month late, but they loved having another Birthday Day....



answers from San Francisco on

I am a great grandmother of eight. I like to give art supplies, books. any kind of creative thing that will encourage them to explore and make things on their own. An easel can be shared. desks, book cases, blocks to create a town, city for the dolls and trucks to move around and live together etc. Sometimes these things do not look as impressive under the tree and do have to be managed and controlled somewhat so they are not used inappropriately or are used to mess up the house. But once they learn to use them, a whole world is opened up..I love to paint with my littlest great grandchildren...



answers from Houston on

What I am getting for my kids, I have a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl, some of the things are totally unisex.

Leapad and games
Leapfrog Tag and books

Complete cook and serve set
Coffe maker with toaster
Whale rescue mission
dancing challenge
honeycomb game



answers from San Francisco on

How about a bike or roller blades for your 4.5 year old and one of those little tents that go on beds for the 2 year old. All kids love a tent!



answers from San Francisco on

There are so many little figure/doll characters (they are like 3 inches tall) and my 4.5 year old daughter wants all of them! And they all have their own little dollhoses - strawberry shortcake, my little pony, Olivia, Disney princesses. "Furr Real" animals move and make animal sounds and are real cute! On a larger scale, there is a Belle doll from beauty and the beast that reads stories aloud and talks - like $80, the girls just drool over it. Or Leapster, hand held game system for ages 3/4 and up, with games like Disney Princesses, Dora, Kai Lan
For Boy - there are many different remote control cars/figures that are made for young kids, tricycle, play guitar, Dr. kit, toy tool set (with battery operated tools), megablocks.

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