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

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

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

  3. Ursula Hunt Reply

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

  4. Catherine S Reply

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

  5. Lyndsey cooksey Reply

    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!

  6. Lindsey Stuart Reply

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

  7. brenda heads Reply

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

  8. Shelley Jessup Reply

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

  9. Fiona Paley Reply

    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.

  10. Angie McDonald Reply

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

  11. Ruth Harwood Reply

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

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

  13. Kelly Hirst Reply

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

  14. Jeanette Leighton Reply

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

  15. Karen Von kriegsheim Reply

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

  16. Samantha O'D Reply

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

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

  18. Harry Truss Reply

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

  19. Fiona jk42 Reply

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

  20. Chris Andrews Reply

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

  21. Lorna Ledger Reply

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

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

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

  24. Rebecca Smith Reply

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

  25. Lauren Prater Reply

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

  26. Laura Wheatley Reply

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

  27. Carrie-Anne Brown Reply

    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


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

  29. 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

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

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

  32. Adrian Bold Reply

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

  33. Sare Davies Reply

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

  34. Amy Denney Reply

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

  35. stacy sorrell Reply

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

  36. debbie jayne Davies Reply

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

  37. Amanda Gregory Reply

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

  38. Laura Norcop Reply

    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.

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

  40. kelly wheelhouse Reply

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

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

  42. Natalie Gillham Reply

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

  43. Sophie Williams Reply

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

  44. Sharon Hirst Reply

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

  45. Dawn Samples Reply

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

  46. 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.

  47. David Greenhalgh Reply

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

  48. Danielle Pooley Reply

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

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

  50. Ali Fanstone Reply

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

  51. Hayley West Reply

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

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

  53. Diane Crafter Reply

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

  54. Natalie Carter Reply

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

  55. natalie Crossan Reply

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

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