Birthday Gift Ideas For A Three Year Old

My toddlers third birthday is very soon which means it’s time to figure out what gifts to get. Thankfully, this age is where they seem to get more of an understanding of what they actually enjoy playing with. I now can get verbal communication of desires, but when I asked what my toddler wanted they responded with ”cake and presents”. Who can blame them, cake is good.

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I’ve set out on a mission to see what would be fun for my toddler that’s different to the toys they already have. After doing some research, I’ve come up with a few ideas that I think they will love.

Mud Kitchen

Toddlers just love being outdoors and getting messy don’t they? These can be a little bit on the pricey side but you can always make one at home! As long as you make it safe and a place to get messy in, your toddler won’t care what it looks like. Alternatively, you can buy them in a shop or online!

Here are some mud kitchens I’ve found:

Push A Long Trike

Push along trikes are a great idea for toddlers who love to be outdoors and exploring. It gives them the chance to navigate the way they want and begin the steps to learning how to ride a bike. It also has the parent handle which means that the child hopefully won’t end up in a disaster.

Dress Up Costumes

My toddler asks to dress up a lot more now and wants to be so many different things. The best thing about dress up costumes is you could make them at home if you’re crafty. If you aren’t, you could always get a family member to create some fun outfits. There are also places such as Vinted and Depop where you can buy these costumes second hand at a cheaper price which is great for making your little one’s costume collection sustainable!

If you’re looking for supporting independent creators then Etsy is a great place to visit. There are some amazing costumes on there! I have come across these Nightmare Before Christmas inspired costumes with Jack and Sally. How cool do these look?

Craft Kits

Craft kits are a great way to get messy and creative with your little one. You’ll end up with some amazing pieces that could be used for gifting as personalised Christmas presents from your little one.

Here are some Craft Kits:

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Play-Doh is great for inspiring creativity and letting their imagination go wild. It also helps them explore different colours and seeing what colour combinations create. It’s also great to play with and I know my toddler would spend hours creating with it.

Here are some Play-Doh sets for under £15:

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