Gift Guide for a 3 Year Old 2018

Gift Guide for a 3 Year Old: Here are some great ideas for boys and girls aged three and over. I have tried to keep it as gender neutral as possible, which is much easier with this age group. Just like my other guides this year you also have the chance to win all the contents worth £242.

Jo Jo Maman Bebe – Grill & Serve Barbecue

Kipper is at that age where he is starting to engage in imaginative play. His favourite at the moment is delivering ice creams around the family. So I know that this little BBQ set will be perfect for him. Jo Jo Maman Bebe is a brand that I have turned to a lot since having the boys as I know their quality is unrivalled, their wooden toys are no different. The Play BBQ set features everything your child will need, including food, plates, cutlery, tongs and even skewers to thread on the tasty morsels. The paint is child safe and suitable for ages three and over. RRP £32.



Orchard Toys Superhero Lotto

Wherever possible I like to give educational toys, Orchard Toys offer a wide range of games across a wide age spectrum. Kipper is just getting to the right age as many of their items are suitable for ages three and over. The Superhero Lotto game is a matching and memory game featuring superheroes with special powers. Kipper will need to match his superheroes’ power tiles and complete the board. Items on the tiles range from kites to umbrellas and can be used to encourage discussion about the different items. The game features four different child superheroes, including one who can fly and one who can talk to animals. I like that the double sided board means that the game can be played in two ways ensuring that there is longevity and creating a challenge as Kipper gets older. RRP £7.75

Penguin BBR Child Moccis

Sometimes its nice to give a gift which is not a toy. Kipper doesn’t like traditional slippers preferring moccasins. There are lots of different designs to choose from but I think these are gorgeous and perfect for this time of year. They are made in Sweden of natural ecotex certified materials. The finishing touches are even made by hand, with leather moccasin sole is durable and flexible, allowing children’s feet to move freely and muscles to develop. They are also skid proof which is much needed for a toddler. The sewed in double elastic at the ankle prevents the moccasin from falling off. I also like that they are washable which is a must with little ones. Available in sizes UK 1 (11cm) all the way up to mens UK 46/47 (31cm). Prices vary from £25 – £37 depending on size selected.

Tractor Ted – Wooden Farm Toys in a Bag

Kipper loves a tractor, its one of his favourite words. This little set from Tractor Ted is perfect for little hands and imaginative play, these eight chunky wooden farm toys come packaged in an easy to store, easy to carry bag. Includes a mixture of Tractor Ted’s farm animal and big machine friends including a blue tractor, yellow digger, pig, cow, duck, horse, sheep and of course, Tractor Ted! The toys vary in size but are approximately 50mm x 75mm x 25mm. Beautifully painted and weighty they are perfect for imaginative play. RRP £12.99

In The Night Garden Sleepy Time Iggle Piggle

In the Night Garden has become a firm favourite in the Mudpie Fridays household. Coupled with the fact that Kipper loves to go to sleep cuddling something then this Sleepy Time Iggle Piggle from Golden Bear is going to be huge hit. He is supper cuddly and holds a soft red blanket. When you press his hand then his cheeks will glow and he sways from side to side. This will also activate soothing lullabies.  He takes 3 AAA batteries which are included. It makes a really lovely gift for anyone who is an In the Night Garden fan. RRP £19.99

Itty Bittys

Hallmarks Itty Bittys have been a huge hit with the boys. They make ideal stocking fillers and with so many different ones to choose from you are bound to find a character which is perfect for your little one.

Adan Chung sketched a quick interpretation of what popular characters could look like if they were just a bit “itty bittier.” Soon, Adan’s simple-but-fresh portrayal of popular licensed characters inspired an entire collection that continues to grow. Now within our itty bitty family, are some of the most iconic characters of all time, with many more characters on the way. With their small stature and super-cute style, they make the perfect gift or stocking filler. Even if it’s a treat for yourself itty bittys are perfect for every occasion. itty bittys may be small but there’s certainly a whole lot to love!

Priced between £6.00 and £7.99 each and available to buy on Amazon*

Learning Resources Playfoam Pals

Keeping on the education theme, Learning Resources is another go to brand of ours. They have recently updated their Play Foam by bringing out Play Foam Pals. Play foam is perfect for sensory play and the little creatures bring a different element. Allowing imaginations to make nests and homes for their new pals, along with extra arms and legs. Play is only limited by imagination. In total there are twelve different wild friends to collect. There is also a collectable sheet so that you can mark off the ones you have collected. The contents vary and you can not tell which wild friend you are going to meet inside the foam. Which gives the element of surprise. Pack sizes vary, this two pack has an RRP of £6, so would also make a great stocking filler.

PJ Masks Illumi-Mate Nightlight

As Kipper is getting older he is starting to go through that stage where he is unsure of the dark. Monkey did the same and I found that a simple night light that he could access easily did the trick. Thats where this PJ Masks Illumi Mate light comes in since it is hand held and portable. The LED lights change colour and because they are LED they stay cool to the touch. It works off batteries and there are lots of different characters to choose from. RRP £8.99

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Ultimate Swirl Ice Cream Maker

Play-Doh is another firm favourite in the Mudpie Fridays household, in fact I even use it to keep the boys entertained on planes! I like the sets that they create as they really help with imaginative play. This 3-in-1 Play-Doh ice cream machine is no different. It comprises of a pretend ice cream maker, whipped cream tool and sprinkle maker. Like many other sets there is a lot to it including the ability to top off creations with colourfully crazy candies using the half-moulds all around the playset. The set includes 15 different accessories, dishes, cones and other accessories for imaginary ice cream parties, as well as six Play-Doh colours in two-ounce cans and two Play-Doh plus colours in one-ounce cans. There are also two creation cards to discover step-by-step ideas for more fun things to make. The plus colours are specifically designed with little ones in mind as they are easier to squeeze through the ice cream machine. RRP £31.99 Available from Hasbro and all good online retailers.

Children’s Cutlery Set from Viners

Looking for items which are useful and not toys that can be kept can be difficult. But a child’s first cutlery set is an ideal keepsake present. Viners offer a number of different styles, I particularly like this jungle themed one where the handles have cute embossed animals on them. We have a set like this one which has really stood the test of time and still looks brand new. Not surprising since they come with a twenty five year guarantee. Although its handy to have a couple incase the washing up hasn’t been done. RRP £13.50

Hey Wow Kids Personalised Book

Kipper will quite often pick up a book and start looking through it and trying to read to himself. Which is why I love this personalised In the City book from Hey Wow. Its bright simple illustrations really appeal. Plus the fact that all the children included in the book have photos for faces. Which is where the personalisation comes it as it allows Kipper to search for himself. The ordering process is really simple and done online, at this point you also get a chance to choose hair colour and outfits. Which help when you are trying to spot each other. Its also possible to upload another child so Kipper’s book also has Monkey in it. There are three titles to choose from, In the City, Fairy Tale Quest and Where on Earth, I can see us collecting them all. RRP £19.99

Rubiks Junior – Kitten & Bunny

Aimed at children slightly older these are great for an introduction into hand held puzzles. Available in several characters including this adorable bunny and kitten. Twist and turn the Rubik’s animals to create a wacky mixed-up character, then keep twisting until you “solve” the puzzle and turn it back into it’s original state. The bright colours will definitely appeal and the fact that they are so easy to manoeuvre. Great for helping little ones develop fine motor skills. RRP £9.99 each

Splash About Hooded Poncho

If you are regular readers of Mudpie Fridays then you will know that we love Splash About and the boys have a number of their items. Just like the rest of their range their new hooded ponchos look stylish and practical. Made from natural cotton towelling and formed into a poncho style, the hooded ponchos are ideal for using as a beach cover-up or for keeping your little one dry after a bath or swimming lessons. The hooded style makes it extra cosy and the length allows toddlers and children to move freely while drying off. Available in two designs, Nina’s Ark (pink) and Noah’s ark (blue) they are suitable for children aged two to six. RRP £19.99


GOSH JM Barrie’s Peter and Wendy T-shirt

Celebrating one of the most iconic lines from JM Barrie’s Peter and Wendy, our exclusive children’s t-shirt captures the true spirit of the story and children everywhere. The t-shirt is made from 100% cotton, machine washable and available in seven sizes, from ages 2-12. RRP £10.

If you would like the opportunity to win the items included in this gift guide which are worth £242 then please enter via the gleam application below. For a full list please see the T&Cs below. Good luck!

Gift Guide for a 3 Year Old worth £242

  • Competition is open to residents of the UK aged 18 and over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and will receive the items mentioned in the gift guide, many of which are sent direct from the PR companies so I can not guarantee that these items will reach you before Christmas.
  • The giveaway will close on the 8th December at midnight, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

Please note that items will arrive separately. I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above.


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  1. iain maciver
    November 14, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    this would be perfect for the kids for Christmas

  2. Solange
    November 14, 2018 / 11:01 pm

    Lots of great gift ideas and new brands to discover.

  3. Carolyn
    November 15, 2018 / 1:22 am

    Perfect timing for me. I need to buy for a three year old and had no clue until I read this! Thanks

  4. Tracy Nixon
    November 15, 2018 / 4:00 am

    Fantastic guide and giveaway! Thank you!

  5. Sue McCarthy
    November 15, 2018 / 7:15 am

    What a superb prize bundle, thanks for the chance.

  6. Vicky
    November 15, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Great ideas – I think a lot would be suitable for my 2 1/2 year old too.

  7. Ursula Hunt
    November 15, 2018 / 7:54 am

    I have a granddaughter who is nearly 3 and this has given me some great ideas for her Christmas

  8. Catherine S
    November 15, 2018 / 8:19 am

    What a lovely selection of presents, perfect for my twins!

  9. Lyndsey cooksey
    November 15, 2018 / 8:56 am

    What a great gift guide! I want to play with the play doh set myself lol. My neice would love the Itty Bittys, they are so cute!

  10. Margaret Gallagher
    November 15, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Ooo la la AMAZING selections

  11. Lindsey Stuart
    November 15, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Aww this is a lovely bundle of goodies, I love the little Viners cutlery collection, I would gift this bundle to my nephew.

  12. hayley norman
    November 15, 2018 / 10:46 am

    lovely prize bundle my kids would love this

  13. hayley norman
    November 15, 2018 / 10:49 am

    great prize bundle 🙂

  14. brenda heads
    November 15, 2018 / 11:28 am

    My grandson would love the Tractor Ted – Wooden Farm Toys in a Bag he is animal mad.

  15. Ashleigh Allan
    November 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Would love to win

  16. Amandeep Sibia
    November 15, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Great prize, thank you!

  17. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 15, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    What a great selection – Perfect for my nephew

  18. Sophie Ade
    November 15, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    I would love to win this for my son. Great gifts.

  19. Shelley Jessup
    November 15, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    this is uttery incredible thank you so much for getting this together for some lucky person to win!

  20. Fiona Paley
    November 15, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Lot’s of great ideas there. I was reading through and thinking how my niece and nephew would love every one of them between them.

  21. Angie McDonald
    November 15, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Such an amazing prize bundle! I’d love to win this for my niece

  22. Ruth Harwood
    November 16, 2018 / 8:47 am

    What an amazing bundle of toys – my young niece and my daughter are both just the right age to enjoy these together!

  23. Paz
    November 16, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    Three year old Jude would LOVE these gifts and perfect for his age. Thank you x

  24. November 16, 2018 / 2:27 pm

    Fab giveaway some great ideas thanks for the chance

  25. Helen Stratton
    November 16, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    This is a fantastic bundle with some great ideas.

  26. Peter Watson
    November 17, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    This would be perfect for my grandaughter

  27. Kelly Hirst
    November 17, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    Fab giveaway, I love the play doh ice cream maker especially.

  28. lynn neal
    November 18, 2018 / 8:30 am

    Lovely gift ideas here for my younger grandchildren!

  29. Jeanette Leighton
    November 18, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Love to win for my boy Charlie who loves tractors this would be perfect for Christmas

  30. Rebecca Mercer
    November 19, 2018 / 12:44 pm

    great giveaway would love to win

  31. Karen Von kriegsheim
    November 20, 2018 / 10:42 am

    Fantastic bundle of gifts here- my youngest is 3 and would absolutely love this!

  32. Samantha O'D
    November 20, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Great selection, would be perfect for my 3 year old daughter

  33. john prendergast
    November 20, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Fantastic giveaway bundle

  34. Jemma Dwyer
    November 20, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    wow how lovely this would be fantastic

  35. Emma Hill
    November 20, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Such an amazing giveaway .. would love to be able to wrap these up for my girl xx

  36. Sally Collingwood
    November 22, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Amazing prize

  37. Harry Truss
    November 22, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Have a baby girl and 3 nieces! So got plenty of gifts to share if I win!

  38. Fiona jk42
    November 23, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    nice gift ideas, I especially like the Rubiks junior puzzles which I’m sure my granddaughter would enjoy

  39. gemma hendry
    November 23, 2018 / 11:52 pm

    perfect prize for my daughter as she turns 3 in march

  40. Chris Andrews
    November 24, 2018 / 2:32 pm

    if l could win this for my great nephew, he would KNOW l’m a GREAT aunt

  41. Lorna Ledger
    November 24, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    very cool gift ideas, really like the IN THE NIGHT GARDEN SLEEPY TIME IGGLE PIGGLE for my friends little one

  42. Matthew Warman
    November 25, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Great bits for the kids!

  43. Dom Ralf
    November 25, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Great ideas for gifts that really help when trying to choose presents for the right age range at Christmas time.

  44. JOdi hill
    November 25, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Great list thank you.
    My daughter would love the sleepy time Iggle Piggle 😍

  45. Kat Allinson
    November 25, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    My son would really love this gift package <3

  46. Rebecca Smith
    November 26, 2018 / 8:25 am

    O wow this all looks fantastically fun! i would love to win for my son

  47. Lauren Prater
    November 26, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    This is such a great prize, my daughter would love it all!

  48. emz seldon
    November 26, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    What incredible prizes! 😍😍

  49. Laura Wheatley
    November 26, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    I love the rubiks junior sets! not seen these about yet

  50. Michelle Sykes
    November 26, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Great prize ideas for a 3 year old

  51. Carrie-Anne Brown
    November 27, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I would love to win this bundle for my little boy and his cousins! I think he would love the Rubik’s animals the most

  52. Laura Robinson
    November 27, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Such a great prize in the run up to Christmas!

  53. Geri Gregg
    November 28, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Awesome give away

    November 28, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    This would come in so handy

    November 28, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Great gift guide and giveaway, my young grandchildren would love any of the toys

  56. Janine Phillips
    November 28, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    What a fab selection x

  57. Karen K
    November 29, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    I think my children would love every single thing on this gift guide! I love the barbecue, I’ve never seen anything like that before x

  58. hannah igoe
    November 29, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    You have given me some really good ideas, thank you

  59. Jodie W
    November 30, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    what great ideas, i know a 3 year old who would love some of these

  60. Abigail
    December 3, 2018 / 1:55 am

    Great ideas, I’m going to buy the rubiks junior bunny for my little brother.

  61. Adrian Bold
    December 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

    Thanks for the great prize and competition! Good luck everyone.

  62. Sare Davies
    December 4, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Our little one just loved Iggle Piggle. She rushes to the TV as soon as she hears the In the Night Garden music

  63. greig spencer
    December 5, 2018 / 9:03 am

    wow great selection , my niece would like this

  64. Emma Fox
    December 5, 2018 / 10:13 am

    So many great gift ideas – thank you 🙂

  65. Clare Hubbard
    December 5, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Fantastic selection.

  66. Amy Denney
    December 5, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    What a great selection of goodies. Thank you for this chance

  67. Alice Colling
    December 6, 2018 / 7:20 am

    Think my little one would love all of these gifts!

  68. stacy sorrell
    December 6, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    what a fab selection, perfect for my youngest. Thank you for the advise

  69. Allan Wilson
    December 6, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    What a great selection

  70. Sheri Darby
    December 6, 2018 / 9:22 pm

    This looks amazing

  71. Helen
    December 7, 2018 / 7:27 am

    What an incredible prize – fingers crossed 🙂

  72. Sharon Williams
    December 7, 2018 / 8:50 am

    What a great selection of prizes

  73. debbie jayne Davies
    December 7, 2018 / 11:40 am

    wow this is a fab bundle my grandaughter would love everything! especially iggle piggle.

  74. paula cheadle
    December 7, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    wonderful bundle of goodies

  75. Amanda Gregory
    December 7, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    Fabulous for my great-nieces for Christmas. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  76. Laura Norcop
    December 7, 2018 / 3:18 pm

    Wow! Amazing giveaway and some awesome ideas. Some good inspiration, it’s difficult to trawl through the sheer amount of toys and find ones that have some value beyond opening the box so this is a refreshing post and list.

  77. Fiona Johnstone
    December 7, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Great selection. Perfect for my granddaughter.

  78. Kim Lam
    December 7, 2018 / 7:31 pm

    This would be fabulous for my three year old great niece Willow

  79. kelly wheelhouse
    December 7, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    This bundle looks amazing! I love some of the products you feature here

  80. Amanda tanner
    December 7, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    Great prizes for my nefew

  81. Imogen W
    December 7, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    The ponchos are so cute. I’ll have to get some of those.

  82. Jennifer Morris
    December 8, 2018 / 12:03 am

    Wow my son would adore this. Fingers crossed

  83. Abi Birch
    December 8, 2018 / 12:23 am

    Between the 2 of them my boys would be over the moon with all these goodies!

  84. Natalie Gillham
    December 8, 2018 / 4:01 am

    A great selection of gifts, thanks for the chance to win them x

  85. astrid c
    December 8, 2018 / 4:35 am

    fab festive giveaway xx

  86. Sophie Williams
    December 8, 2018 / 7:34 am

    My little girl is almost 3 and she’d definitely love most of this, some really good ideas!

  87. Sharon Hirst
    December 8, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Some lovely gifts, which would make me a fab Aunt. Thanks for the opportunity

  88. Dawn Samples
    December 8, 2018 / 8:00 am

    This would be perfect for my three year old son. I think he would like the grill and serve barbecue x

  89. Catherine Bullas
    December 8, 2018 / 9:02 am

    Fantastic prize, my son would love this.

  90. janine atkin
    December 8, 2018 / 9:16 am

    omg id be the most popular auntie ever with all this!!!

  91. Kerry H
    December 8, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Play-doh is a great gift as it is well used and new Play-doh is always welcome. The playsets give children new opportunities to use their imagination.

  92. David Greenhalgh
    December 8, 2018 / 9:54 am

    This would be great for the grand children and just in time for christmas

  93. Danielle Pooley
    December 8, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Such an amazing bundle, would be perfect for my two little boys

  94. Keith Glover
    December 8, 2018 / 10:47 am

    Mmm nice

  95. Mandy Betts
    December 8, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    Would love to win this!

  96. Donna W
    December 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    My little boy is 3 so these would make an amazing Christmas present for him. Thank you for the opportunity.

  97. Ali Fanstone
    December 8, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    With 7 grandchildren this would be perfect for Christmas, and would lighted Santas load lol

  98. Hayley West
    December 8, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    My daughter is 3 in January, she would love all of this. Thank you.

  99. Laura Lee
    December 8, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    What an amazing bundle to win this would be Christmas sorted especially for my youngest, thanks so much for the chance

  100. Jo Hutchings
    December 8, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Some lovely ideas for battery free fun for little ones.

  101. laura stewart
    December 8, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    lovely giveaway x

  102. Kim Neville
    December 8, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Great selection of toys to keep kids entertained

  103. Diane Crafter
    December 8, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Great prizes, my girls would them all. We love orchard games they are great fun

  104. December 8, 2018 / 9:00 pm

    I have a three year old and I know he would be very happy with most of the items in this guide!

  105. Natalie Carter
    December 8, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    Wow some amazing things in the prize, perfect age for my monkey

  106. Tracy B
    December 8, 2018 / 11:51 pm

    How absolutely fantastic. My nephew would love these presents

  107. natalie Crossan
    December 8, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    These would be great for my little ones christmas- in fact it’d make christmas 🙂

  108. Theresa THomas
    December 8, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    Great review, thank you, i needed some gift ideas

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