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Gift ideas for 2.10 year old girl

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iWILLdothis Wed 14-Sep-11 12:10:34

Just wondering what others are giving their little toddler girls for Christmas?
She already has dolls, pram, kitchen, playdough, books, trike, Duplo, musical instruments....

Was thinking of some dressing-up things. She has a fairy outfit, so could add to that with a nurse outfit & medical case, maybe some dressing up shoes etc. and a storage basket to keep it all neatly. Needs to be nothing too bulky as we will be away for Christmas.

Other family members also asking for ideas and I don't know what to suggest....anyone got any brainwaves? Thanks

pinkpurplefluff Wed 14-Sep-11 13:42:26

ELC's Happy Land stuff is good. Or if she likes Peppa Pig some of the Peppa Pig toys e.g. house, car etc (my 2 year old DS likes them too)

ToothlesstheDragon Wed 14-Sep-11 14:22:15

i second happyland stuff, its fantastic, lasts for ages and my son loves it. He's just turned 3 and there are some gorgeous sets im looking forward to buying for my DD when she is old enough.

A warning about character toys. DS got the Peppa Pig rocket last christmas and it fell to bits after just a few days and this was being played with gently.

The PP car is good, very durable but i find the playsets too flimsy

iWILLdothis Thu 15-Sep-11 19:02:49

Not into peppa pig, or any charachters, for that matter, in this house.
Like the sound of this happyland stuff. Will look into that more....

How about doctor fancy dress? Better pay...

iWILLdothis Thu 15-Sep-11 19:45:41

good point, makescakes.....I shouldn't be stereotyping!

iWILLdothis Thu 15-Sep-11 19:46:03


Instinctivemum Fri 16-Sep-11 12:32:12

Got my niece some pjs from, they've got
Little animal ones, they're awesome !

WhatWouldLeoDo Fri 16-Sep-11 12:39:55

Happyland and dressing up stuff are both popular in our house. My son also got the Playmobil children's zoo for his 3rd birthday recently which he likes playing with. It's marketed at age 4+ (playmobil has lots of little bits) but I've found that ok for him. He's also got the playmobil dolphin set which he loves.

For other family members what about Orchard toys and games? They have a lot for 3 year olds - the shopping list game in particular is a big hit. Or something like a post office set for a bit of role play? Bigjigs and Melissa & Doug do lots of nice wooden accessories to go with kitchens too.


Fresh01 Fri 16-Sep-11 13:56:42

Puzzles - you can get lots of sets with 4 puzzles in one box for ages 3 and up.

Craft sets, my 2 girls (5.5 and nearly 4) love kids scissors, glue, stickers and feathers, beads, crayons, coloured paper etc to make pictures with. A friend of mine put together a craft box for her DD's 3rd birthday.

Depending on the child my DD2 loves Playmobil and Sylvanian Family things and has done since before she was 3.

A barbie doll or clothes for her existing dolls?

Toy cash register?


Foam letters and shapes for the bath?

pramsgalore Fri 16-Sep-11 14:02:40

my dd almost 3 years old has asked for her own ipod touch hmm as she plays music, games and timmytime on her sisters, i think i will be getting her some clothes for her bear and maybe a micro scooter.
she has also asked for every toy that has been shown on the tv, 'ooo can santa buy me that' bless her grin

iWILLdothis Sat 17-Sep-11 11:27:27

Thanks again for all the suggestions. ELC Happyland order placed this morning. Love the look of playmobil but new baby due in 4 wks so decided against it because of the small parts. New DC can collect playmobil when he/she is older! Also will be placing order on Amazon for a whole pile of Melissa & Doug stuff, not for DD, but for friends' kids for Christmas presents. Love the look of Bigjig stuff too. It's good to know recommended brands to type in to amazon to narrow the search a bit. Thanks again, everyone smile

WhatWouldLeoDo Sat 17-Sep-11 13:57:39

Ah yes, playmobil and young babies don't really mix. I hope that you didn't pay full price for the happy land? It's often on special offer or 20% off codes are usually easy to pick up.

You can't go wrong with Melissa & Doug and Bigjigs stuff. We've got a few things of both and have bought sets for presents for other people and I've always been happy with them.

banana87 Sat 17-Sep-11 14:06:38

Beware of Happy Land. We got DD the fairy castle for Christmas last year and the doors have fallen off SO many times and now won't go back on sad Not happy.

I think we are doing a wooden dollhouse for DD (3) this year.

pramsgalore Sat 17-Sep-11 15:31:05

yes our doors kept falling off, in the end left them off, but the kids still loved playing with it

iWILLdothis Sat 17-Sep-11 15:54:28

Don't worry, I didn't pay full price, got 20% off thanks to promotional codes & vouchers section of MN grin. Also, I read the reviews of the fairy castle, and they all mentioned the doors falling off, so I ordered the village which seems to have better reviews. DD will inherit my old wooden dolls' hse when she is older and small parts not too much of a hazard around younger DC.

WhatWouldLeoDo Sat 17-Sep-11 16:12:38

Phew! DS has the village. We've got one of the storage boxes which doubles as a playmat which is quite handy.

tassisssss Sat 17-Sep-11 21:18:10

mini micro scooter?

dolls house?

Plonker Sat 17-Sep-11 21:20:06

A balance bike! smile

UrsulaWoleffay Sat 17-Sep-11 21:20:10

I've got mine the melissa & doug folding wooden dolls house and the doll family to go inside, she's enough plastic tat already!

worm77daisy Sat 17-Sep-11 21:45:08

This is my Pinterest board for my girls who will be 6 months and 2.10 at Christmas. May be of some inspiration...

UrsulaWoleffay Sun 18-Sep-11 01:09:13


which is reduced from what I bought it at ffs!

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