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 £380

Orchard Toys Sound Detectives

We are huge fans of Orchard Toys so this is on the top of our list our year. It is their first combined app and sound game. Listen carefully to the sound clues on the app and when you hear a sound that matches any of your cards, move your detective a step closer to catching the cheeky thief! The first player to reach the end of their path turns over the end card to reveal their captured thief and win the game! You can download the app from the App Store. RRP £10.25

Wooden Doorbell House – Melissa & Doug

This is Kippers favourite toy ever! Which is why it is in our guide. Ding Dong! Fun is at the door of this soundly-built wooden doorbell house. Four electronic doorbell sounds, four unique locks with matching keys, and four pose-able play people are included with this charming cottage! The keys are attached to the house so they won’t get lost, and the sturdy handle allows this exciting house party to go wherever children go! RRP £24.99 and available to buy from Argos, Smyths and John Lewis.

Stib Inspirational Colouring Pencils – Minis

Designed to inspire children to feel good on the inside, do good on the outside, each pencil is embossed with a positive ‘spark’ word and comes in a handy brightly coloured tube which also includes a pencil sharpener, sticker sheet or colouring templates. 10% of profits go to charity. Coming in packs of ten they make a great stocking filler RRP £6.95 and include the words – Good Listener, Earth Lover, Self Believer, Big Thinker, Freestyler, Team Player, Storyteller ,Problem Solver, Joy Finder and Peacekeeper – you can find stockists online at Stib Pencils.

Moonlite Starter Pack

Moonlite is an amazing storybook projector which we have all fallen in love with. It works by using the torch on your mobile phone to project storybook images onto walls and ceilings, we have even used it on an airplane.. Its so easy to set up all you need to do is download the app from the App Store or Google Store, which is free. Then pop the story reel of your choice into the Moonlite and attach it to your phone. Finally open the app and unlock the story you wish to project. It has been specifically designed with ease of use in mind. RRP £29.99 you can find the full on the GRUND website.

Mr. Potato Head Movin’ Lips Electronic Interactive Talking Toy

I remember Mr Potato Head from when I was a little girl. It was an iconic toy which has been brought into the modern era. This interactive talking toy is fun and entertaining for kids as well as adults. Just attach his mouth and press the buttons — his lips synchronise to wacky songs and some really funny phrases! The talking toy features over 40 phrases and 4 parodies to popular songs. It comes with a Mr. Potato Head, 2 arms, 2 ears, eyes, nose, hat, and 2 mouths. I also like that batteries included so one less thing to worry about on Christmas morning. RRP £19.99

FurReal Lion King Mighty Roar Simba

The Disney The Lion King Mighty Roar Simba Interactive Plush Toy embodies all the fun, charm, and humour of animation’s most famous lion cub – and now he can come along with you on all new adventures.  Roar at each other, play together, and give him his treat. And be sure to give your Pride Lands pal lots of hugs… after all, even a king likes to cuddle. We have had experience of FurReal toys before and they are great fun. Encouraging little ones to want to care for their toys and look after them. Simba has over 100+ sound and motion combinations including leaning back to show you he is ready to play. It does require 4 ‘C’ batteries so make sure you are ready on Christmas Day RRP £119.

Pink Fong Baby Shark Song Puppets

Kipper like many toddlers loves the Baby Shark song and is a little obsessed. If you little one is the same then you will be pleased to know that Baby Shark is now available as an interactive puppet! Move the mouth of your Baby Shark puppet to hear the entire Baby Shark song which is the full length English version. It is possible to control the beat by moving the mouth faster or slower which allows you to change the speed of the song. It comes with batteries and is available in pink, blue or yellow. Pinkfong Baby Shark Song Puppet has an RRP of £19.99. Available from all good toy shops.

Personalised Dinosaur Egg and Toast Board

The Personalised Dinosaur Egg and Toast Board is the perfect blend of egg-onomic design and gorgeous aesthetics. It features two rounded dips to hold your Boiled eggs in place and a groove around the edge to catch all the crumbs. All you need to do is decide how much toast you can handle! Personalise the board with recipients name (15 Characters Max) and a touching Message on the Reverse (150 Characters Max) which will be engraved to ensure this highly practical gift doubles up as a touching keepsake, bound to be enjoyed for many breakfasts to come! This fixed text reads ‘Dippy stEGGosaurus’ and features an outline of a Super Spiky Stegosaurus in the centre, a small touch that will be loved by your little ones. This is the perfect gift for someone who is mad about Dippy Eggs and Soldiers! RRP £24.99 from Prezzybox

Personalised Goes to Sleep Bedtime Book

Kipper loves being read to before bed so when I spotted this I knew it would make a great addition to any bedtime. The personalised ‘Go to Sleep” bedtime book, has been created in partnership with ‘The Children’s Sleep Charity’.  Each copy is personalised for each individual child and is proven to help children and parents sleep better through the night. When ordering you can add your child’s name, a picture and message on the first page as well tailoring their gender and hair colour. Recommend for children from 6 months up to 5 years old it has an RRP of £16.99 and can be ordered on their website. We found delivery super quick so a great last minute purchase too.

Fairy Tale Dice Game

Another great stocking filler this Fairy Tale Dice Game is great for helping little ones develop their imaginations. It is easy to play which meaning it will hold their interest. It allows participants to practise storytelling skills, by simply using the set of nine pictured dice and inspiration booklet to weave together your own fairy tale. The fact that it is small makes it an easy travel game and can keep them entertained for a considerable amount of time. Each dice measures 2.5cm squared. RRP £7.95 available from Rex of London.

Brainstorm Toys – See the World Through Other’s Eyes

I love educational toys and Brianstorm Toys always make it onto the boys Christmas lists.

Learn about the science of sight with this funky optical kit from Brainstorm toys. What does the world look like if you are a baby? Or a T rex? How does a cuttlefish see its underwater world? Just pop on these cool glasses and you will see the world through others’ eyes. The set comes with 22 interchangeable lenses allow you to see in more than 17 different ways – or create your own.Brainstorm Toys – See the World Through Other’s Eyes has an RRP £14.99 and can be brought from Smyths. 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Board Game

A classic story book which is a firm favourite in our house. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt the board game is bright and colourful race and chase board game featuring the beautiful illustrations for the best selling book. The aim is to make your way around the board, but watch out for the bear though, he will chase you home. A simple game which is ideal for those who are just starting to take part in board games. It  is designed for 2-4 players aged 3 years or above, has an RRP of £15.99 and can be found on The Gift Experience.

Tonies Starter Set

Still on the literacy theme – kids can enjoy hours of audio adventures with tonies®, an intuitive speaker system that has no screens or complicated controls. The innovative Toniebox speaker makes a fun and interactive gift for children, playing the songs and stories available on the different Tonie figurines. Little ones can get festive with Christmas classics such as The Snowman, play Disney favourites such as The Lion King or Jungle Book, or record their very own content using the Creative-Tonies. The stylish Toniebox cube comes in six chic colours – pink, purple, red, blue, green and grey. All Tonie figurines are hand painted, with each character relating to their specific story or song – the characters are the perfect stocking fillers for kids to collect with an RRP of between £11.99 & £14.99. The RRP of a Tonie Box is £69.95 and can be purchased through their website.

If you would like the opportunity to win the items included in this gift guide which are worth £380 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 £380

  • 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 6th 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. Linda clamp

    Y grandson is always looking out for unusual toys, these are exactly the kind of toys we buy him

  2. Arran McKenzie

    What a great compilation of toy ideas

  3. Linzi Henderson

    Fab gift ideas! I always struggle to think of things so this post has really helped 🙂

  4. Tracy B

    Lots of great present ideas for my little nephews, the roaring Simba is so cool

  5. Sian Buckingham

    So many lovely toys! The Simba is absolutely adorable!

  6. Kate Davies

    Fantastic gift guide, I love the roaring Simba. I’ve retweeted but for some reason gleam wont count it?

  7. Sarah Morris

    Some great ideas love the Mr potato head

  8. Sarah Roberts

    Oh wow l love the Mighty roar Simba my grandaughter loves the Lion king after we took her to see it. Amazing gift guide!

  9. zina tye

    *The roaring lion king simba, is so cute! i want it for myself lol Great ideas but im not too sure i could cop9e with the baby shark puppet lol

  10. Jennifer Toal

    The lion king is so sweet would love to win this

  11. Donna W

    Our children would love so many of these ideas! Great post, thank you. 🙂

  12. sharon martin

    great selection of prizes and some lovely gift ideas

  13. Adrian Bold

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

  14. Hayley F

    My nephew would adore this. Thankyou x x

  15. Great gift ideas! My daughter loved Lion King 2 so she’d be super-excited especially with the Simba toy.

  16. Danielle Pooley

    Wow what an amazing prize, my two sons would love this

  17. Ian Yates

    Thank you for the chance to win. Luck to all #especiallyme

  18. Vicky H

    Fab blog really helps to give me ideas on children I’m not to sure what to buy thank you.

  19. Susan B

    A fabulous range of products and a lovely giveaway. Thank you.

  20. Caroline Blaza

    What a lovely prize. My Grandson would love it x x

  21. Josephine Pett

    What an amazing prize bundle 🏆the sound detectives is my favourite.
    Fingers crossed 🤞😍

  22. Matthew Warman

    Ah these prizes are amazing! My niece would love the Simba!

  23. Sally Burdin

    Wow they all look amazing, my triplet nieces would go crazy for the baby shark❤

  24. Emma Middleton

    Fantastic giveaway with lots of great stuff to win

  25. Heather Lilac

    Fabulous giveaway, would be perfect for my youngest grandchildren, as I have 5 under 3

  26. Julie Ward

    Great gifts, grandaughter not quite old enough yet

  27. Sallyanne Rose

    Wow this is a wonderful and full of toys my 3 year old granddaughter would be delighted by

  28. Fiona Johnstone

    Such a great collection of gifts. The singing shark looks so cute

  29. What a lovely choice of gifts my little on would adore the Simba plush and would enjoy the orchard games

  30. Joanne Boland

    Some fab ideas here, my son is 2.5 and would love it all!

  31. Emma Bradshaw

    Fab ideas -thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Cara Towers

    These would be ideal for my youngest who is almost three 👍

  33. Imogen Taylor

    Some great gift inspiration here! I was getting a bit stuck with what to get my almost 3 year old, some really good ideas.

  34. Teresa Sheldon

    Another great selection love simba the lion just gorgeous, have you bought any of these for your little one I think my niece would love the fairytale dice they look fun

  35. Charlotte Hoskins

    We love Orchard Games in our house!

  36. Andy Baggott

    Looks fantastic – perfect for my 3 year old (with an 18 month old waiting in the wings!!)

  37. Amy Stevens

    Epic selection. I love the sound of the Moonlite Starter Pack, it sounds great for bedtime stories.

  38. I really like the range of ideas in the post. Even the fussiest three year old would find something to be enchanted with

  39. Clare W

    I have a three and a seven year old, your gift guides are perfect for them! The three year old would love the roaring Simba and I bet he’d play with the Melissa and Doug house for ages, he really loves their latch board.

  40. Elizabeth Yeates

    This would make Christmas shopping easier!

  41. Anneka Avery

    Superb gift guide! I’m especially loving all the lion king goodies 🤩

  42. Claire Elizabeth Noke

    My daughter would love the fairytale dice too 🙂

  43. Kirsteen Mackay

    My daughter would love the fairytale dice.

  44. astrid C

    some amazing ideas, love the simba toy x

  45. Christine Lockley

    Another fab selection and some great ideas for the younger members of our family, we’d love to add the Bear Hunt Game to our family Game Nights

  46. Cheryl carty

    People have forgotten that children need imagination nowadays an all to easily give in to buying technology for their children , my 3 yr old grandson had his 3yr check up he was 60 months on all categories except using a computer. What has happened to kids being kids. These toys are wonderful I hope the lucky child who wins them has a fantastic time imagining all sorts of adventures.

  47. Carol Thomas

    Our grandson would be in his element with this goodie fest

  48. Victoria Prince

    Some lovely ideas here. I particularly love the Simba and the We’re Going On A Bear Hunt game!


    My Grandchildren would love these

  50. Jonathan Hunt

    Great giveaway. All the ingredients for happy kids at Christmas

  51. Holly Edmundson

    Amazing giveaway my 3 year old would love this, especially the lion, fingers crossed x

  52. Sharon Hirst

    I have a great niece who is nearly 3, would be some lovely gifts for her.

  53. Kristyn Harris

    Wow! Some great ideas! What a fabulous giveaway! MY Granddaughter would love these!

  54. jo liddement

    My granddaughter is three soon and this is such a great bundle of gifts.

  55. Geri Gregg

    Fantastic prizes, my son would be spoilt for choice with these

  56. Hannah Rowley

    This has helped me loads for my daughter i was really struggling for christmas ideas!!

  57. Hannah Lord

    wow what a great selection of gifts! my son is nearly 2 (January) but advanced for his age so this will be great for Christmas AND his birthday x

  58. Jazz Fulcher

    My little brother would love that mr potato head- one of his favourite characters from toy story

  59. Maureen M

    Fantastic ! I had an old set of the wooden dolls , but over the years most have “gone missing”. Only have one figure left & he’s only one foot, Would love a new set.

  60. Terrie-Ann Wright

    Some amazing ideas here for gifts! Lot’s that I would never have thought of.

  61. Samantha Mytton

    Lovely! I really like the fairytale cubes and the wooden doorbell house.

  62. olivia Kirby

    Some great ideas for my nephew, Seth – am sure he would love these

  63. christine westlake

    perfect gifts for my little people, love simba

  64. Elanor Rice

    My 3 year old would deffo pick the Tonies starter set as her favourite. Its on her Santa list for xmas already.

  65. Jodi Hill

    Lovely guide, my daughter turned 3 on Halloween so this is perfect, we’re a huge fan of Orchard Toys Sound Detectives! And the simba you looks great as we took her to the cinema to watch the lion king when it came out 🙂

  66. Mrs Theresa Thomas

    Some great gift ideas for my Niece and Nephews

  67. Jodie W

    love orchard games in this house, we have a shelf full

  68. Donna Caldwell

    I don’t know what to get my daughter this year for Christmas she says she doesn’t need anything and can’t think of what to put on her SANTA list

  69. Sally S

    Terrific!!! My grand chld would love these!!!

  70. Rachael Sexey

    This is a fabulous giveaway and some amazing ideas. Thank you for a great article

  71. Lorna Lyons

    Wow what a fabulous bundle that not only my toddler would love but the rest of the family would enjoy to; enjoying quality family play time

  72. Kerry H

    Perfect list of ideas for my three year old. The Tonie Boxes look fantastic-it’s a constant battle to get him away from screens!

  73. Tracey Whysall

    Great giveaway I would have a very happy girl with these prizes!

  74. Debbie Hawkins

    So many terrific ideas. From fun and exciting to creative and educational play, you really have covered all avenues.

  75. Shelley (Wander & Luxe)

    Fab list! My daughter is only 2 but she would love the Pink Fong baby shark. Not sure I could maintain my sanity with it in the house though, ha! #BloggerClubUK

  76. Laura Craggs

    Some really great ideas for my soon to be three year old

  77. Having 4 children aged 1, 2, 4 + 8 I love these blogs for inspiration, also the chance of winning!❤

  78. Dana, A Mamanista Life

    Great gift list, my 3 year old daughter Coco-Ivy said she wants all of it for Christmas , HA! Blogger Club UK #193

  79. Hannah Johnson

    Such a fantastic selection of ideas, I love the doorbell house – my daughter would love that! Thanks for the post x

  80. ClaireLinda

    Got me feeling all Christmassy with these fab ideas 🙂

  81. Sara Owen

    This is amazing and would be perfect for my sons Christmas so thanks so much for the chance

  82. Natalie Gillham

    What great gifts! Thanks for the chance to win x

  83. Emma England

    This is the perfect gift guide for me as my sons are 2 & 4. There are some great gifts on here that I hadn’t considered.

  84. Caroline Hunter

    These gifts would be great for my friend’s twins, they will be 3 next April 🙂

  85. Hayley Colburn

    My youngest Mia is 3 she saw the roaring Simba when we were in Costco, it was right by the doors and it took us ages to get her to walk away from it so I know she would absolutely adore that

  86. Kay Broomfield

    Some really lovely gift ideas for the little ones here!

  87. Susan B

    Asking the children what they want for Christmas usually means that I get a don’t know reply. However, making suggestions from lists such as yours usually means I get a yes, please. Thank you!

  88. paula cheadle

    My youngest granddaughter is nearly 3,somr wonderful gifts ideas for her

  89. holly harmsworth

    I have buying for two 3 year olds this year and they would love all of these bits. Amazing giveaway

  90. Layla Thomas

    Zimba would be a real hit in this house

  91. Kelly Hirst

    Fab selection of gifts and definitely going to consider some as gifts

  92. Helen Carter

    Tonie box is the dream present for my little girl this year. Fingers and everything crossed. Thanks for the opportunity.

  93. Jodie Green

    Great ideas! Love the fairy tale dice game!

  94. Helen Stratton

    Love this bundle – the wooden doorbell house is adorable 🙂

  95. Karen hutchinson

    Great selection to share among my son , niece and nephew

  96. These gifts look amazing and ideally suited for my 3 year old granddaughter. Also some could be given to the local playgroup to help them out too

  97. Gillian Hitchen

    These are some really great gift ideas!

  98. Jeanette Leighton

    This would be fantastic this Christmas, I’m so behind I’ve usually got everything almost ready

  99. Lynn Neal

    Great ideas for my grandsons that they would be so happy with!

  100. Lauren Price

    My little girl would love these, especially the Simba

  101. Nicki Evans

    Love the look of the Through Others Eyes set

  102. Nadia Josephine

    I love the simba toy! I think I would be tempted to keep it for myself as I don’t think my niece would share! hehe

  103. Jayne Wilson

    Some fab ideas I have two 3 year olds to buy for and you have told me about things I hadn’t thought of

  104. Helen Catton

    Such an exciting prize! Imagine being 3 years old and waking up to this on christmas morning!

  105. Jessica Powell

    That Simba plush is so cute! The movin lips Mr Potato Head looks really fun too.

  106. Paula Jones

    I’m a childminder and I’d love to win this for my mindees. They are lion obsessed at the moment so the Simba would be perfect for them.

  107. Sheila Evans

    Some wonderful presents here from the simple but enjoyable to the most unusual and amazing gifts that any three year old would love…our Elijah and Harper Rose would be so very happy to share!

  108. Laura Norcop

    Such a useful gift guide, I’m entering the comp (who wouldnt!) But think I’ll buy a few on the list anyway (assuming I’m not lucky enough to win) x

  109. Sharon Williams

    I love all of these, my daughter would just adore the mighty roar fur real cub .

  110. Rachel Craig

    Seethe world others eyes :- Sounds interesting.

  111. Rebecca Sutton

    Fantastic gift ideas! I really need to crack on with my xmas shopping!


    great gift guide,my grandson would love all of them

  113. Helen Best

    Fabulous selection of prizes some great ideas xx

  114. chloe b

    My nephew would absolutely love all this!

  115. Lisa King

    Some fab toys, i know my children would love these

  116. Sue McCarthy

    Lovely selection of gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  117. Amanda Aspinall

    Great bundle of prizes to be won

  118. Michelle Smith

    Amazing gifts for my granddaughter

  119. What a great range of gifts, love them all!

  120. Jo m welsh

    Some great items and ideas and things I perhaps wouldn’t of thought of .

  121. Tasha Hamilton

    Some great ideas !! I’m useless at deciding what to buy my kids

  122. Ruth Harwood

    Fab ideas, thanks, you’ve given me a lot to think about again!

  123. Mingyu Lin

    This is an adorable giveaway! A good mix of toys, educational toys and books.

  124. Becky Halliwell

    Fab gift guide its definitely given me some ideas x

  125. Nicki Evans

    My son would love to win this. The through another’s eyes thing looks amazing.

  126. Richard Eldred Hawes

    An excellent selection of possible gifts for a three year old

  127. Catherine S

    Great ideas for my twin girls and fab giveaway

  128. Pippa Ainsworth

    This is a really excellent gift guide. My son is 4 and I know he’d love all of these

  129. Rosemary Tily

    What a fabulous selection of gifts to enchant a three year old!

  130. Shelley Jessup

    I am so in love with the FurReal Lion King Mighty Roar Simba & it’s something I would of love to buy Evie but it’s a little bit over my price budget. Amazing gifts, thank you!

  131. Karen Langridge

    Lots of lovely present ideas here, the simba looks so cute!

  132. Karen Usher

    love this, please do more gift ideas for older children as well, would be so handy!

  133. Anthony Harrington

    wonderful ideas! always amazed at the new toys that come out , so different to when I was little, so much choice these days.

  134. Anthea Holloway

    There are some super tips here – I have a 3-year old grandson and I think some of these suggestions would be great for him.

  135. Christine Taylor

    This would be amazing to win – thank you for the chance x

  136. Love the baby shark song puppets my 2 year old son can’t stop dancing to it. Xx

  137. Solange

    Lots of great gift ideas and new brands to discover.

  138. Sandra Fortune

    Fabulous Prize some great ideas here thanks for the chance

  139. Sean Eccles

    Some great ideas especially the Simba my son has asked for one they do look super cool

  140. Kimberley Harris

    Some amazing ideas, love the tonies box I’ve never heard of this.

  141. Margaret Gallagher

    A FAMILY dream Christmas – certaintly appreciated Thankyou

  142. Gemma Hendry

    So many great ideas, my daughter would be thrilled with this gift guide, she would especially love simba and mr potato head

  143. amie franklin

    What a fantastic giveaway!!! Some really lovely ideas! My little boy would LOVE to win all these goodies!

  144. Helen R

    My little girl would love these! Thanks for the chance.

  145. james jordan

    Fantastic Prize 😀 keeping my fingers crossed 🤞 Wow 😮

  146. Ursula Hunt

    Wow this is a wonderful and full of toys my 3 year old granddaughter would be delighted with

  147. Helen Hodgson

    Great idea’s – love the ‘Mighty Roar Simba’ . Thanks

  148. Priscilla Stubbs

    Some great ideas there. Arlo is nearly 3 and there is lots to interest him. My favourite is the personalised bedtime book

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