2.5 years old is a tough age range for which to buy gifts. My dear friend has a little boy who wants to help his big brother (9) build stuff, but not get into trouble. This set is perfect! Each little smiling tool will warm his heart and buikd confidence. They come with a big boy toolbox that clasps together. They are all bright and vibrant wooden tools, that feel sturdy. They have little slots for them to hold in place, and there are little screws and bolt sets to help with fine motor skill development. This looks as well made as the more expensive M and D sets but more affordable and more tools! A fun addition might be a small tape measurer if you feel safe with that. Otherwise, honestly this set was cute, I have no doubt it will be well loved. My brother had a little wooden tool set when he was around the same age, and to this day it was one of his best remembered gifts.