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What are you getting your 2-3 year old DS?

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TooTweeOrNotTooTwee Sat 19-Nov-16 16:51:14

I have no inspiration...

He already has:

- Brio (lots)
- Duplo (lots)
- Train table
- Balance bike
- Scooter
- Toy kitchen
- Two parking garages
- 1,000 toy cars

Any ideas?

SilverLinings2014 Sat 19-Nov-16 17:15:09

Easel for drawing
toy workbench
Sticker books. Always a massive success here and inexpensive too

BreatheDeep Sat 19-Nov-16 17:23:38

Jigsaw puzzle
Toy tools (just got DS a toy bosch screwdriver and he loves it)
Craft things
Musical instruments

thatstoast Sat 19-Nov-16 17:31:14

Doll House
Train Table

I'm buying a junior Clarinet for myself so I can learn and then buy him one next year.

Losgunna Sat 19-Nov-16 17:34:56

Ds has recently turned three, from us he's getting :first pedal bike, Thomas the tank engine play tent and books.

He got a a big toy fire engine that squirts water for his birthday that is a huge hit. Also has a tool bench and lots of wooden puzzles/ building blocks. His favourites are ones that make a castle which is then attacked by dragons (plastic toy dinosaurs), and defended by the little wooden knights on horses that came with the castle blocks.

Other than that his ride on toys are a hit: rocking horse/ hobby horse, ride on excavator

DorothyBastard Sat 19-Nov-16 17:53:48

Playmobil 123
Doll and buggy

wobblywonderwoman Sat 19-Nov-16 18:05:04

I have a two and a three year old (both had recent birthdays). They love the brio and garage

Duplo - it is a nice set - build fire engine/cars etc
ride on tractors for outside

pound shop bits and pieces (magnet trains, sticker books, toy animals)

Parker231 Sat 19-Nov-16 18:06:13

What about a play kitchen?

SimplyNigella Sat 19-Nov-16 18:13:45

DS is 3 just after Christmas and the things he's getting that your DS doesn't already have are:

- Kukkia Oekaki wooden drawing house (he loves the cheap plastic drawing boards but they break so quickly he will be really pleased to have a nicer one)
- Viga dolls house and furniture with additional dolls, pets and playground set. He loves small world play and it was nice to find a dolls house that isn't pink and girlie
- IKEA wooden balance beam
- More wooden food for his kitchen
- Olli and Ella pull along basket on wheels

He also has and loves:
- wooden farm
- Play-Doh
- kinetic sand

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sat 19-Nov-16 18:18:47

My DS will be almost 3 at Christmas and has the toys you've listed so we've gone for
Tool belt
Tractor duvet cover
A million books
Playmobil rocket
Playmobil ambulance
Real Drs kit
Jess the cat
Elephant Hottie
Bath toys
grin this is starting to feel like the generation game
Stomp rocket
Dinosaur dress up
Tractor jigsaw
Hungry hippos
New art things
Peppa dinner set

Grandparents buying brushwood farm , bubble exhaust and car that you fix with tools plus even more books

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Sat 19-Nov-16 18:20:27

DS loves his kinetic sand. Primark have some green stuff in a bucket for £2.50 which is even more popular then the real stuff. He also loves all the Bruder and Schleich stuff

originaldoozy Sat 19-Nov-16 18:43:27

Lots and lots of books
'My first calendar' fabric one to hang on the wall
More bits for the kitchen he already has
Brio train stuff

Stocking fillers:
Dinosaur projection torch
3d christmas glasses
bath bomb
matchbox cars (to add to his already vast collection - his Dads from the 70s)

I think that is all.

originaldoozy Sat 19-Nov-16 18:46:02

Oh and an aquadoodle mat

TooTweeOrNotTooTwee Sat 19-Nov-16 19:05:40

Some good tips here thank you. Didn't realise playmobil was suited for this ahi, will look into that. Also liking the idea of tools : tool bench.

Won't get too many dolls / prams etc as he has an older sister so plenty of that type of thing around already - he does love playing with dolls!

I'm tempted by a (reasonably priced??) piano for both DC - very unmusical myself but love the idea of them learning an instrument.

Juanbablo Sat 19-Nov-16 19:14:38

We've got our 2yr old a play kitchen. The early learning centre one. It was 60% off a few weeks ago.

Aside from that he is getting playmobil, blaze car, Skye in her helicopter, pants, socks, bath bomb, bouncy ball.

FixItUpChappie Sat 19-Nov-16 19:19:28

well my 3 yr old is on the later end of 3 but he is getting....

-Playmobil ladder truck and station
-a new sled
-Haba ball run for the tub
-Melissa and Doug discovery magic set
-a die cast car track (fast lane airport track)
-a magnet play construction book
-Alex water flutes
-Melissa and Doug create a mask kit
-Lady and the Tramp DVD
-probably something new for his kitchen

He is also sharing a hex bug game with his older brother - "Buggaloop"- which he is going to LOVE

MoonDuke Sat 19-Nov-16 19:23:41

Play mobile fire engine
Fireman Sam garage
Fireman Sam towel
Fireman book
Paw patrol cars
Ice age DVD
Nameplate for his door

FixItUpChappie Sat 19-Nov-16 19:27:23

thing my 3 yr old already has that I recommend.....

-Busytown - Eye Found It game - really awesome, still great for my 6yr old
-Doctor kit
-tool box - can add all kinds of bits. Last year we added a Learning and Resource wind up measuring tape which sounds boring but has longevity
-mine has a bouncy horse - rubber horse he can bounce around the house on
-musical instruments

Whereareyousleep Sat 19-Nov-16 20:04:54

Imaginext is popular here he has lots of the superhero ones. Also
Paw patrol

TooTweeOrNotTooTwee Sun 20-Nov-16 21:06:53

Thank you everyone for ideas. He loves dressing up but I'm not massively keen on the superhero outfits which is all most shops seem to have!

Clickclickclick Sun 20-Nov-16 21:12:14

Balance beam
Crash mat
Bing stuff
Mud kitchen

lauryloo Sun 20-Nov-16 21:15:51

3 yr old ds has asked for a rocket and a monster truck

He's also getting a wooden fire station and a trailer and petrol pump for his cosy coupe

MeredithShepherd Sun 20-Nov-16 21:24:40

2 year old DS is getting a teepee as his main present. Then he's got pop up pirate, playmobil crane and cement mixer. Happyland castle and village from grandparents and a man u kit from my brother (poor child)

RatOnnaStick Sun 20-Nov-16 21:26:20

Rather specific but ds2 is getting a sand excavator.

RatOnnaStick Sun 20-Nov-16 21:27:04

Oops. Also a periscope and some cars 2 stuff.

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