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What are you buying your 3 year old?

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PigletSmall Sun 11-Sep-16 15:09:08

I love reading this type of thread, and am just starting to think of ideas for my little one.

Haggisfish Sun 11-Sep-16 15:13:18

Set of second hand peppa pig playsets-got loads for fifty quid!

Ratbagcatbag Sun 11-Sep-16 15:21:06

So far:
Julia Donaldson set of ten audio books
Bunny jump game
Some nail varnish and lip gloss for stocking (she's been asking for ages)
Tomy bath ice cream maker (makes foam stuff)
Main present is likely to be a Kareoke type machine. She's actually been asking for a music player so she can dance in her room but I may as well get her the combined one.
I expect some books, Shopkins and other stuff as to be determined yet as well. fgrin

Chocolateteabag Sun 11-Sep-16 15:24:19

No idea for DS2 as we seem to have bought everything for DS1 but here are ideas:

Balance Bike
Playmobil/Happyland/Toot toot (but just pick one)
Tractor Ted books/DVDs
Tractors/Schleich farm animals/Farm buildings & accessories
Bigger ride on toys
Tickets to shows/childrens theatre - Peppa Pig/Gruffalo/Room on the broom etc (good one for GP's to take DC too grin )

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sun 11-Sep-16 19:48:44

DS will be nearly 3. I have pretty much all his middle and stocking filler presents but can't think of a main one. He's getting dress up dinosaur, monster truck, orchard jigsaws and games, chainsaw, tool belt, steering wheel for his ride on tractor, books, DVDs, possibly a sensory bubble fish light but not sure if it's worth it?, dinosaur helmet and an elephant hot water bottle. Exactly the same theme as last year grin

cheapandcheerful Sun 11-Sep-16 19:49:48

Last year dd2 was 3yo and we got her a cot for her doll.

nocutsnobuttsnococonuts Sun 11-Sep-16 22:12:48

My dd is 4 - so far I have bought

DC superhero girl dolls
Zootropolis and finding dory busy books.
Spy chase and doctor marshall paw patrol vehicles.
Marvel big tsum tsum teddies.
Set of mog and Sue hendra books.

Main gift is a dolls house I'm doing up and possibly the paw patrol airplane.

SaggyNaggy Sun 11-Sep-16 22:17:39

My DD wants a DS (The Nintendo made DS, not the mummy and daddy getting jiggy with it, DS)

I don't know if a 3y8m year old should have one though.

Lilicat1013 Sun 11-Sep-16 22:31:58

My youngest is having:

Magformers and a set of cogs to attach to them I got from Amazon US (he is autistic and very in to anything that spins).
Yet another ninky nonk, he currently has five but loves them all, I found him one he doesn't have second hand on eBay and it even has opening doors. He will be delighted.
Bedtime Makka Pakka, he loves the colour changing lights in the sensory room at his nursery and this has a colour changing stomach so I hope it will be a hit.
A marble run to share with his brother
Wow toys combine harvester
Talking Dusty from Disney Planes with spinning propellers
Playdoh, Lego and books

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sun 11-Sep-16 23:02:08

We have the wow combine. It's fab. Feel free to totally ignore but looking at your list thought he might like a couple of things on our list. My cousin is autistic and I bought her the light and DS adores it

PigletSmall Mon 12-Sep-16 09:15:37

Thanks, everybody

Selfsestructactive Mon 12-Sep-16 10:15:24

Dd is about to turn 3, got her a kids tablet on offer (so I can have my phone back lol), also getting a couple of Lego sets, books, a DVD and maybe jigsaw/game or two

SpringerS Mon 12-Sep-16 10:22:56

DS will be 4 at Christmas but last year he got;

Imaginext Batcave and Fortress of Solitude and Playskool Spiderman house, with lots of extra figures like Spider-Woman, Ice-Man and Firestar.
A Hot Wheels type Spider-man car track set.
A Chuggington train track set.
A set of Batman books.
A set of Avengers books.
And a stocking with a cuddly Baymax, wind up Daleks, Rocky, Zuma and Skye from the Paw Patrol and a Spiderman lunch box with Avengers figures inside. And a toothbrush which was specially requested for some reason.

This year he'll be getting;
Star Wars Galactic Heroes (similar to Imaginext)
Hot Wheels Split Speeders set
Leap TV and games games
In his stocking he's getting 6 Rescue Bots, Everest from Paw Patrol, Rocket and Groot teddies, Lego DC books, Lego Star Wars books, Poe Dameron outfit and Lightning/DC custom cars (3). And a toothbrush set as I think it's a funny tradition.

Pretty much everything was bought secondhand throughout the year, so it's not a fraction as expensive as it appears.

PigletSmall Mon 12-Sep-16 12:33:54

Thanks all.

This thread has been brilliant for ideas.

PigletSmall Mon 12-Sep-16 21:40:39

Just bumping. I hope nobody minds.

SheStoodInTheStorm Mon 12-Sep-16 21:44:24

I'm currently deciding between play Mobil and sylvanian families. We've got tickets to see Stick Man. Lurking on here for more ideas! We have birthday and Christmas near each other too!!

Minikievs Mon 12-Sep-16 21:47:59

DD is getting Happyland sets (second hand off a friend at a bargain price!) Peppa backpack & umbrella, and a cot for her dolly.

My parents are getting her a dolly's high chair and some fuzzy felts.

She asked for a peppy pup (?) after seeing an advert on telly but hasn't really mentioned it since

Minikievs Mon 12-Sep-16 21:48:30

Oh, tickets for Ben and Holly live too

SimplyNigella Mon 12-Sep-16 21:53:38

DS is 3 a few weeks after Christmas as is getting the following across the two:

Kukkia Oekaki wooden drawing house (like a wooden, Japanese etch a sketch)
Viga cake and ice cream sundae (to go with the kitchen and food he got last year and still plays with daily)
Viga wooden dolls house (love this is it's very gender neutral and DS loves small world play)
Viga wooden doctor's kit
Track and extensions for his Brio train set- probably the train washer, recycling depot and a few others

He will have a stocking with the usual sort of fillers in and gifts from grandparents, aunts and uncles and that will be more than enough as he has so much already and is in nursery 4 days a week enjoying their toys.

PeggyMitchell123 Mon 12-Sep-16 21:54:32

Ds has so far got a pirate play set, TMNT action figures, a puzzle, orchards game and some books.

Going to get him another busy book, he gets loads of play out of them and Angry Birds on DVD, we watched it the cinema and both really enjoyed it.

He'll get a stocking and some new pjs.

PigletSmall Tue 13-Sep-16 21:54:43

Thanks for answering everyone flowers

Lovelydiscusfish Tue 13-Sep-16 23:55:08

Just trying to remember what dd got (aged 3 and two thirds!) last year. I know we all got her some My Little Ponies, and DM got her Princess Twilight Sparkle's Rainbow Castle. (There may have been other words in its title too. Anyway, that thing). There was also a MLP DVD.
And I think she got some Princess Palace Pets (don't know if they are even A Thing now).
DM definitely got her some kind of monkey tree game, where you put lots of small plastic monkeys into a hollow plastic tree with different colours plastic sticks stuck through it, and roll a dice to see which stick you pull out - you have to minimise the numbers of monkeys that fall out.
DB got her a plastic cricket bat and ball. As per, he spent by far the least of any of us, but she absolutely loves it. DB and my DH play cricket, so DD is fairly obsessed with the game.
DMIL got her some kind of mosaic kit you make by sticking small sparkly sticker squares onto cardboard pictures - would have been called something like "Fairy Sparkle Mosaics"? It was from Sainsburys. She did them for a bit, but quite quickly lost interest.
Usborne sticker books featured highly, and were a hit.

PigletSmall Wed 14-Sep-16 19:05:09

Lovely, thanks for the ideas.

Millie2013 Wed 14-Sep-16 19:49:15

DD was almost 3 last Christmas and had the asda shop and cafe, with wooden food/teaset and a till. She's played with it loads

goldensolait Wed 14-Sep-16 20:01:12

DD was three last year and her main ones shes loved this year and still plays with is dress up stuff, ELC keyboard and microphone set, Ikea kitchen, Barbies and MLP.

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