A reader recently requested gift ideas for a two-year-old girl. Two is a tricky gifting age because most toys are either too baby-ish or more appropriate for ages 3 and up because they contain small parts. Here’s a list of not-terrible suggestions for the twos.
Tutu, $12, available at Psychobaby(1630 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-772-2815).
Green Town Fun House, $31.99, available at All Modern (allmodern.com).
Ladybug umbrella, $13.50, available at Niles, Ill.-based Kidorable (kidorable.com).
Animal crayons, $8.95, available at Paper Source (919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, 773-525-7300; 232 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-337-0798; 3543 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, 773-880-0489; 2100 Central St., Evanston, 847-733-8830; 490 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-266-6100; 215 S. Main St., Naperville, 630-778-8925; 1109 Lake St., Oak Park, 708-445-7700).
Blouse, $7.95 and hat, $4.95, available at H&M (840 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 312-640-0060; Northbrook Court, Northbrook, 847-559-6063; Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-684-0124; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, 847-559-6063; Gurnee Mills, Gurnee, 847-855-7847; Fox Valley Center, Aurora, 630-499-5730).
Stacking house, $28.60, available at Leoleno (976 Green Bay Rd., Winnetka, 847-446-1100).
Pantone colors, $9.95, available at the Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 312-280-2660).
Kushies Zolo Stacrobats, $55.99, available at Galt Toy + Galt Baby (The 900 Shops, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 312-440-9550; 1915 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, 773-327-9980; Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, 847-329-7712).
Kupu Kupu Romper, $35, available at Tea Collection (teacollection.com).
Nutty Squirrel pull toy, $24, available at Sprout Home (745 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 312-226-5950).
Giraffe slide T-shirt, $9.99, available at Threadless (3011 N. Broadway St., Chicago, 773-525-8640; 1260 W. Madison St., Chicago, 773-878-3557).
Skip Hop penguin backpack, $20, available at Belly Dance Maternity (1647 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-862-1133; 1849 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, 847-926-0053).
Wheelbarrow sand set, $12.99, available at Toys R Us (toysrus.com for locations).
Ella Moss jumper, $79, available at Madison and Friends (43 E. Oak St., Chicago, 312-642-6403; 2040 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-697-7971).
Rody ride-on horse, $49.95, available at Rody Toy (rodytoy.com).