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Joint Present for a five and nearly three year old

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TribbleNamedDave Thu 09-Jul-15 21:06:53

Anybody any suggestions? I'm starting to look at my options, and having done a bit of Christmas shopping already, I'm keen to start looking at different options.

JimmyCorkhill Thu 09-Jul-15 21:12:09

Wendy house
Dolls house
Tesco Hudl or Leap pad
Shop with cash register My Dc love this
Train set (especially an electric one)

1122christy Sat 11-Jul-15 10:10:57

Garage with cars
Dress up box - outfits like doctors kit etc
Play tent
Craft box? Fill box up with arty stuff - Google eyes, paint, beads etc

MTWTFSS Sun 12-Jul-15 16:31:13

Pop-up Pirate smile

306235388 Sun 12-Jul-15 16:41:58


Tennis stuff
Shop stuff .... Till money produce basket etc
Arts and craft stuff
Puppets and theatre
Orchard games
Goals and ball

shakemysilliesout Sun 12-Jul-15 19:05:13

Puppet theatre

Playmobil/ Lego

PigPlopper Sun 12-Jul-15 19:26:16

Depends whether boys or girls for some things and how much you want to spend!
But our wanted toys at that age were:
Kitchen and food/saucepans etc
Tool Kit
Puppet Theatre
Big Cardboard Car to put together/paint and sit in
Wendy House or Play Tent/Wigwam
Doctors Kits and outfit
Any dressing up stuff
Cars and garage
Lego and PlayMobil
Drawing stuff
Arts and Crafts Stuff
Walkie-Talkies (though never found a good one!)
Similar/Matching Fluffy toys
Swingball for the garden
Big Jenga for the garden
Sand Pit (obviously for the garden!)
Books: Mr Men etc, selection of Christmas Books - there are loads of Christmas books out there and even now all ours come out at Christmas - they will never by thrown away!

Endless list!

Nearlyadoctor Fri 17-Jul-15 08:43:28

Playmobil Ark - fantastic play value and often on offer for about £30.

maybetomorrow22 Fri 17-Jul-15 08:49:50

See saw
Swing set

ja9r Fri 31-Jul-15 23:26:45

Something for the garden was what sprung to my mind...

PotteringAlong Sat 01-Aug-15 04:27:13

Is there a reason it has to be a joint present?

LokiBear Sat 01-Aug-15 09:34:34

A wooden shop. We bought one from Asda online for dd for £35. I got a cash register and pretend food from B&M. I also bought a pick and mix dispenser. I spent about £50 all in. DD loves it, but if she had someone to play with it would have spared me hours of being a customer!

vikjul Wed 05-Aug-15 08:11:23

Magnatiles for sure!! Our children received Magnatiles as a joint present at around that age (and we have added sets each year since then, we probably have over 500 now, but 100 is a good number to start with). Expensive but versatile with great longevity - a huge draw for kids of all ages who visit. Older kids will build intricate buildings and populate them with Playmobil or Lego figures, but even kids as young as 2 or 3 will have fun with them.

milkmilklemonade12 Tue 11-Aug-15 02:17:36

Thanks for the magnetile idea; I'm getting DS a pack of 40 for his birthday and if he likes them I'll buy more at Christmas!

kaftanlady Tue 11-Aug-15 02:22:28

Wooden train set. All the different train sets can be out together, so you can build on it over time and spend whatever you like according to your budget.

You could give them a train each, then the track as a joint present.

Our train track has been our most played with toy. Visiting adults seem to enjoy it too!

kaftanlady Tue 11-Aug-15 02:23:07

*put together, not out together!

Elizadoesdolittle Tue 11-Aug-15 14:38:34

I did exactly the same as lokibear for my DD'S last year aged 5 and 2. has been a massive hit and gets played with daily.

OldRoan Tue 11-Aug-15 19:42:40

Marble run? Might perhaps have to watch the younger one for a year or two for marbles going into places they shouldn't...

milkmilklemonade12 Tue 11-Aug-15 20:29:30

how about a play shop? it's quite expensive but they regularly have 20% off things so keep an eye out. My friend was thinking of getting it for her DD's (5 and 2) to share.

IAmAPaleontologist Tue 11-Aug-15 20:35:43

I've done garden stuff as joint before and a play tent. One year I got a (second hand) wii. Last year we got a pile of board games, I divided them into piles so they could each unwrap some but that was effectively a joint present.

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