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Non-pinkified present/s for 3 yr old

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RefereezaWanka Tue 25-Oct-11 18:39:52

DD has just started getting into ballerinas and fairies, but I don't want to go down the whole Barbie route yet <sob>

Her birthday is close to Xmas, and for that she is getting a scooter, so Xmas presents don't need to be huge. She is also getting some ballet-related stuff.

For Xmas I have ordered a DVD, a few books, a jigsaw and that shopping list game. Anything other non-princessy suggestions?

GypsyMoth Tue 25-Oct-11 18:44:30

I am getting my neice the fireman Sam fire engine. She loves to play with ds fire engine when she is here!

£10 and Argos has it as part of 2 for £15 on toys.

RefereezaWanka Tue 25-Oct-11 18:46:06

Ooh, good call. Will have a snoop. Thanks!

WhatWouldLeoDo Tue 25-Oct-11 19:25:47

Easel (ikea have a fairly inexpensive one)? Duplo? Cash register/wooden play food for pretend cafe/shop play? Marble run?

sunnyday123 Tue 25-Oct-11 21:00:49

dd2 has just turned 4 but dd1 is almost 6 so fully exposed to barbie and disney princess but other ideas include:

play doh
paperfantastic art set
hello kitty house
my little pony sets including hot air balloon
shes obsessed with megablocks/ lego - micky mouse
puppet theatre - tkmaxx have good ones for £15
polly pocket?
lalapoosy treehouse?
bingo game
baby bratz dolls - home baqrgains have large versions (like full size doll) for £10!

sunnyday123 Tue 25-Oct-11 21:01:26

oh both mine love face paints and play tents - get some good wigwams on ebay for £30 ish

zest01 Tue 25-Oct-11 21:21:05

I second play tents - my kids have hours of fun in theirs, mine also loves her wooden train set, building blocks, dressing up clothes, play kitchen and food, play dough, any kind of painting stuff and her chalkboard.

zest01 Tue 25-Oct-11 21:21:25

oh, and she is getting into Playmobile too!

verybusyspider Tue 25-Oct-11 22:57:38

my ds will be 4yrs old at christmas and would like:

furreal kitty
lightening mcqueen car (I'm thinking toy, I'm sure he's thinking actual car hmm)

paint, playdough, moon sand (not a hope in hell), little bit of lego, zubber braclets to make, zoobles,magnifying glass, binocoulars,anything dressing up, octonauts gup, playmobil, puzzles, board games....

it changes on a daily basis but

most importantly these I don't know why, he must have seen them shopping one day and is really taken with them...

already has scooter, balance bike and zu zu hamsters...

tallwivghoulies Tue 25-Oct-11 23:17:44

all things arty/crafty

I recommend this lot so much I should get commision.Loads of lovely things to make/paint/sew/decorate.

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