My pair of 3 year olds are very excited about the festive season this year, they’ve written letters to Father Christmas and assured him that they have been impeccably behaved.. So, here’s some of my picks for the 3 year old in your life.
KiddieWinkles Fire Engine Playhouse
This fire engine play house is a dream come true for all aspiring firefighters. Perfect for encouraging imaginative role play, this sturdy play house can be used indoors or in the garden in summer. It’s big enough to fit a mini fire fighting crew in (well, my two fit in happily) for hours of fun. What excitement this would cause on Christmas morning.. The playhouse costs £149 (or you can win one by entering the competition below!).
Castle in a Tin
An absolutely brilliant little gift for kids (and it will please adults too as it’s all kept neatly in it’s own box!). Really clever design that children will love to discover inside the perfectly sized tin. A brilliant stocking filler for a 3 year old plus. £15.00.
The Willoughby Book Club
This is one of the most lovely alternative kids gifts we’ve seen this year. You buy a subscription and each month they will personally pick a book that they think suits that child. (We received a copy of the gorgeous Sidney and Stella, a tale about twins who do not share!) What an absolutely treat for children to receive a beautifully wrapped and chosen book through the post each month. 3 Months cost £29.99.
Playmobil Duo Figures Packs
Playmobil is much loved by kids from 4 upwards, so if you’re buying for a toddler who will turn 4 in the coming year, these little sets make a great introduction to the world of Playmobil. Perfect stocking fillers at £3.99 each. Each comes with it’s own accessories to encourage imaginative play with the figures.
If you haven’t heard of YumBoxes, where have you been all year?! They are how all of the cool kids eat their lunch. They include compartments, in the right portion sizes, for each section of your lunch. They seal perfectly to prevent spills and are available in a huge range of colours. G&H are totally besotted by their new glow in the dark star topped YumBoxes. This would make a really unique and useful gift for the 3 year old in your life. £24.95.
Fireman Sam Rescue Claw
This is very very high up on G’s Christmas list, there has been non stop talk of “Fireman Sam Jaws of Life so I can rescue EVERYONE” for 6 weeks now. I think this would make a brilliant gift for a Fireman Sam, a fab change from the usual figures and vehicles. Wish me luck for the rescuing he’ll be doing with it on Christmas morning.. £9.99
Titan Fireman Sam Boat
If you know a Fireman Sam fan, this is a winner. As it’s a little bit more unusual in the array of Fireman Sam Toy vehicles, this is hopefully one they don’t already own. Great value at £7.99.
Impossibly Personalised Books from Lost My Name
These books really are something special. Totally personalised to each child, The Incredible Intergalactic Journey is perfect for children learning about their address and where they live. A real treat to read, these books will wow the 3 year old in your life. £19.99
Ben and Holly Elf Tree House Play Set
This new set is the perfect gift for Ben and Holly fans. It includes everything they need to imagine and create their own Little Kingdom at home. Includes rocking Woodpecker, Ben Elf’s bedroom, the workshop with trap door and elf toy factory. Push the toy ducks along the conveyor belt. There’s Barnaby Elf with detachable base & furniture. Watch out for Big Bad Barry! £29.99
Weebledown Farm Playset
Weebledown farm is a great set for any Weebles fan. It’s aimed at 18 months + but my two have loved this toy even though they are slightly older. They’ve been super interested in testing the Weebles and finding out if they can actually make them fall down. A great buy for younger kids that will last and hold their interest. £29.99
The “Wet” Brush Detangling Shower Brush
A great stocking filler for any kids who hate having their knotty hair brushed (like mine!) Perfect child sized and gentle on every strand. £9.99.
Impossibly Personalised Books from Lost My Name
These books really are something special. Totally personalised to each child, The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name is particularly brilliant for little ones learning to write their name. They will be fascinated to follow the journey to find the letter they recognise. £19.99
Cosmic Kids Yoga. Fun yoga stories for kids aged 3-8
This is a brilliant alternative gift for kids, something to use their energy and teach them to use their bodies through fun stories and play. A great introduction for little ones of yogi mummas. Watch the YouTube channel here: Cosmic Kids Yoga to get a taste and buy the DVD for £12.00.
Philips Disney Frozen Olaf SoftPal Guided Night Light and Table Lamp
This fun little lamp is great for small hands to pop on their beside table. It stays lit for 5 minutes to give just enough light before sleepy time. It comes in lots of character shapes and costs £14.99.
Santa Lickable Lollies
We all need some chocolate in our stocking, and these delicious chocolate lollies from Hotel Chocolat are perfect for Santa to leave for children. £1.95
Tiddly Chocolates from Hotel Chocolat
These perfectly formed little chocolates are perfect for kids, mine love lining their chocolate animals up and playing with them before munching their way through! £5.50
Butterfly Garden from PrezzyBox
What an absolutely amazing gift to give to little ones, the gift of seeing nature right up close and personal in their own home. This kit includes a voucher for 5 caterpillars, they’ll then be sent for you to nurture, before then turn into butterflies 3 – 5 weeks later. They will be mesmerised! £14.95
Organix Selection Boxes
A great alternative to the usual Christmas sweet treats, something a little less sugary but still packed like a real treat for little ones. This would also be brilliant for younger children too. £2.99
Good Bubble Kids Bath Sets
If you haven’t discovered Good Bubble bath products for your children, we’re sure you’ll be hearing about them soon. They are gentle, natural and really funky looking. We love these gift sets for Christmas stocking fillers. A realy fun gift for bath time fun.£8.00
“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” at Birmingham Town Hall
A brilliant alternative gift for little ones, who often receive so many toys, is to give them an experience. Theatre tickets are a fab idea, we’re off to watch “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” at Birmingham Town Hall over the festive period and what a lovely Christmas gift that would make! Tuesday 22nd December until Wednesday 13th January 2016. Tickets from £12 (plus booking fee).
100 Paper Spaceships to Fold and Fly
My two are currently obsessed by paper aeroplanes and want our creations to be bigger and better. This book will be appearing in their stocking to give me a break from the pressure of creating these masterpieces (with no aerospace knowledge..)! £7.99
Aldi have some great last minute kids gifts on sale from Thursday 17th December. For little ones, we love the Flashing Bath Ducks (£3.99), Ultimate Sticker Books (£2.99) and Character Torch Nightlights (£15.99).
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Disclosure: I was kindly sent some of the products in this guide, free of charge, to test out and some are what I’ve been buying myself. Products provided free of charge have in no way influenced their inclusion.
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