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We received the items featured in this gift guide in exchange for coverage. Items sent for past collaborations have been included by choice, because we still love them. Now that Daisy is 3 I thought it would be useful to show you some of the toys that she is loving. Daisy is gifted a lot of items throughout the year, but I wanted to share with you some new items we have received, and also some items that Daisy has loved all year long. These are my gift ideas for a 3-year-old.
Daisy is at the perfect age for a doll. Especially one that cries real tears, takes a dummy and requires rocking. Daisy has only had Alexander a short amount of time but already loves him. She has been pushing him around in her new dolls pram and ‘changing his nappy’ over and over. Alexander cries real tears, which Daisy finds interesting but also sad in her roleplay, so I don’t always leave the doll switched on for her. It is SO cute to see her rocking the doll back and forth, to help it go off to sleep, although it even makes noise when it’s sleeping – so no peace for me!
A doll is one of the best gift ideas for a 3-year-old. It is perfect to help little ones to learn to care for something and to understand more about how humans work. I have used Daisy’s doll to help explain to her that sometimes people cry when they don’t have the right words to talk about frustrating situations. Or that people can cry for reasons other than just being sad.
Want to buy Baby Alexander?
Daisy absolutely loves being read to. Every day she will come over to me, during the day, and ask for me to read a story to her. We’ve got a vast array of lovely stories already but the ‘Goes To Sleep‘ book is absolutely perfect for bedtime. It has a personalised story, featuring Daisy, and even features a little photograph of her at the beginning of the book too.
The first time I read this book I felt so emotional when reading it. The story is truly beautiful, and Daisy has been thoroughly enjoying hearing this story at bedtime. I love that this is personalised, and feels like a lovely gift for Daisy.
When Daisy and I are home for the day I like to plan lots of activities to keep her happy. Typically we will watch a film, complete some crafts and play with a puzzle or two. This Peppa Pig Puzzle, with 35 pieces, is ideal for children aged 3+. This is a little bit of a challenge for Daisy, as she has only just turned 3, but I have great fun joining in with her. The scene depicted on the puzzle shows the Peppa Pig family sitting around the table together. Daisy was SO happy when she completed it for the first time and the novelty hasn’t worn off yet!
Puzzles are great for the whole family, and I love that they don’t take up lots of space either. If you’re a fan of keeping your home as clutter-free as possible, like me, then you can pop the puzzle pieces into a ziplock bag and store them like that.
Moshi Monsters have been a firm favourite for absolutely ages. Grandma found a HUGE tin of them at the charity shop, and Daisy has been hooked ever since. Daisy is a little young to know if she’s found a rare one or not, but also this young age means she doesn’t mind doubles! Anything inside an egg is VERY exciting to Daisy and these are fairly reasonably priced. There is a huge range of different Moshi Monsters available, to suit most budgets.
Fancy buying some Moshi Monsters?
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Daisy is a huge fan of Brio toys and is fortunate enough to have lots. The Brio Police Station has been packed away in the box, and unpacked again, every single day since it arrived. Daisy loves that the police car has a real working siren and that she can put all of her little toy characters into jail!
Fancy buying the Brio Police Station?
Schleich is a brand known for creating good quality, strong and sturdy animal toys. They have a whole host of wonderful animals. Also, themed toys, such as Farm World, for you to enjoy with your little one.
Daisy recently received the *wildlife safari and the Schleich Pony Agility Training. This has been out every single day since she received it. Either of these items would make a wonderful gift. Schleich is probably one of my favourite gift ideas for a 3-year-old. The items are sturdy, strong and best of all some of the sets are reasonably priced for the quality they offer.
I hope you’ve found these gift ideas for a 3-year-old useful. All of the above featured items were gifted for coverage, however, Daisy has genuinely been loving these items, which is why I have chosen to feature some of them again, months after their original reviews.