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What would you buy for a three year old girl who is not particularly girly

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exasperatedmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 14:22:06

I reckon we have a budget of about £50, i wouldnt want to spend much more than that. I really just don't have a clue wht to buy DD, she will definately know about xmas this year and be excited - but i just cannot think of anything that might be special. She has a very indulgent gran who buys her so much during the year from charity shops so she has lots of toys and puzzles.

Any ideas because i am completely at a loss

belgo Sat 01-Nov-08 14:23:41

Bike, scooter?

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 01-Nov-08 14:25:17

DD will be 3 in Januray, we are giving her a Vtech camera, only because we like ours and she is constantly borrowing it to take photos.

BibiThree Sat 01-Nov-08 14:25:23

Spend £15 on a Bilibo, dd isn't particularly girly and had one for her 2nd birthday and still played with it 2 years on. Ccan be used indoors and out, tough, durable and LOTS of fun.

Majeika Sat 01-Nov-08 14:25:55

playmobil is great as is duplo and lasts forever

they do stuff for girls now as well

My ds who is 3 loves his scooter and would love some rollerskates too

He loves Peppa Pig and Diego and Dora......

belgo Sat 01-Nov-08 14:26:11

We bought dd2 a Dora TV globe for her third birthday. It's a little bit old for her though, her sister aged four loves it.

BibiThree Sat 01-Nov-08 14:27:04


Sazisi Sat 01-Nov-08 14:31:25

Ive got DD2 a micro scooter, the one that's for little kids; she loves DD1's scooter but it's difficult for her to balance.
If I hadn't bought this, I'd like to have got her a Playmobil campervan

exasperatedmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 14:31:50

She has lots of duplo, has a scooter, has a bike, you can see my "problem"

Maybe i should go for lots of little things? I just don't know

Im a playmobil skeptic, i never liked it as a child myself - i had the biggest box of lego EVER don't knw what happened to it, wish we kept it. And when did lego get so expensive.

she has a cooker, she has a princess castle - you see, she has a very indulgent nan. I just really don't want to do the last minute xmas dash and but crap.

She is very much a doer - we have hama and bindeez a tad too old for though and she does need lots of help. oooooh, this is going to be hard.

belgo Sat 01-Nov-08 14:42:49

If she likes crafts, what about a craft desk?

Clure Sat 01-Nov-08 14:50:43

How about a CD player? (argos doing a cheapie one for about £20) or selection of musical instruments (percussion, recorder etc)

Plonker Sat 01-Nov-08 14:51:12

The vtech camera is currently 25% off at argos - seems like a good buy smile

Or maybe an easel and some paints
Roller skates

exasperatedmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 15:48:28

Some good ideas here; I'm liking the camera, the roller skates and CD player. We have more books than the library due to my inability to walk past a charity shop

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 01-Nov-08 16:15:24

Dressing up clothes?

dd (3 1/2yrs) loves princess dresses, tiaras, sparkly shoes, wings, etc.

She also loves these types of figures

My dd would love these too!

Smithagain Sat 01-Nov-08 16:37:26

Have you got the large size Hama beads? My three year old like doing those and doesn't need help. - see maxi beads

Nemoandthefireworks Sat 01-Nov-08 16:40:00

balance bike

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 01-Nov-08 16:40:31

Sorry just ead thread title againblush

*''not particularly girly''*

All my suggestions very girly!

Will have another think...

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 01-Nov-08 16:42:39

''not particularly girly''blush

exasperatedmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:22:56

thanks smithagain, have seen these once before but not locally

exasperatedmummy Sat 01-Nov-08 19:25:32

ooooh, i want the mini beads

DesperateHousewifeToo Sat 01-Nov-08 19:39:29

DD loves cars and showed lots of interest in her older brothers remote control car.

Is she into animals? A farm/stable with appropriate accessories.



this might be verging on too girly but dd has one and it's great.

Smithagain Sat 01-Nov-08 20:18:56

me too (mini beads!) Am trying to remind myself just how irritating they will be when scattered over the carpet.

Maxi beads are stocked in Hobbycraft if there's one anywhere near.

iheartdusty Sat 01-Nov-08 20:46:29

shop/ cash register/post office set

doctor's kit and animals with bandaged paws etc

LolaLadybird Sun 02-Nov-08 01:14:19

Thinking non-girly:

What about a medical/doctors set? DD was bought one with a medical trolley for her 2nd birthday. Tbh, we were a bit hmm at the time but DD really enjoys playing with it as do her friends when they come round.

Also a train set - we bought DD one last year as she always enjoyed playing with them at her boy-mates houses.

Or, a keyboard/microphone.

SittingBull Sun 02-Nov-08 04:39:54

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