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You may have seen a few days ago I did a gift guide for one year olds. That means today’s gift guide is for Ava’s aged children and she is nearly 3. This is the first year that Ava actually understands what’s going on . She getting really excited for it all and is actually asking for things . When I say things I mean every toy she sees on the TV. Whenever she sees something she just goes I ask Santa . How I wish I could use Santa all year round .
So I have put together a selection on gift ideas to suit all budgets and interests . I hope you like them . Please do let me know if you get any of them . I love to hear feedback on what you thought of the products are.
Talk back unicorn
Unicorns are still very popular amongst both children and adults . I have a big feeling many unicorn lovers are going to love this talk back unicorn . It repeats everything you say . So you can just imagine the fun that the kids are going to have with this .
Since being sent this to try Ava hasn’t put it down. We have had to change to batteries in it pretty quickly but this may be down the fact that she plays with it a lot . Also normally they only come with a slight battery charge on things like this.
You can purchase the Talk back Unicorn from Studio and at the time this post was published they are £14.99
It seems that Duplo is like a right of passage for a child . Every child needs to have at least one Duplo set in their life right ! This Lego Duplo farm adventure is a fantastic set . Not only can you build the barns on the farm you can attach a pulley system to one of the barns to ring the bell. The imaginary play opportunities with the set are endless.
For children who are lovers of farm animals and farm life this is perfect . It comes with Lego Duplo people to ride the tractor and animals to pop in the pens.
This set is aimed at children 2-5 years but you just know the older children will want to play with it also.
Happy Sloth Water bottle
How many of you brought a brand new water bottle in September for your kids and they have lost it already . I bet there is quite a lot of you out there. This happy sloth water bottle would make the perfect replacement and the perfect stocking filler.
The water bottle has a push up and down mouth piece that once pushed down stops any of the liquid from leaking. Making it perfect for keeping in children’s book bags . It’s also metal so it withstands a lot which is what is needed from a children’s water bottle. You can purchase this water bottle and lots of other lovely products from the World Animal Protection website.
The Playbrush smart sonic
Children get to an age and cleaning their teeth becomes boring. que the arguments every morning and bedtime about brushing their teeth. The smart way tooth-brush makes brushing their teeth fun buying using an interactive app. Sounds pretty snazzy right ! You child can play games on a smart phone or tablet whilst brushing their teeth. The games make sure that children clean all areas of their mouth by making them move the brush around their mouth to complete goals on the game. As a parent you can see how well they are brushing their teeth as their tooth brushing quality is recorded and assessed through the game.
Ava did really enjoy using this some of the game she didn’t quite understand but the more she played the more she understood the different movements she had to make in order to complete certain levels and tasks on the game. The Playbrush smart sonic costs £29.99 from the Playbrush website or Amazon and it includes 1 Playbrush smart sonic, 1 brush head, 1 charging dock. On the packaging it also shows you how to download the app on to a phone or tablet so you can also join in the fun.
Hape tea for two
If you saw Alby’s gift guide the other day then you may have noticed that we are loving Hape toys at the moment. This Tea for two set is another of my favourites. This tea seat enables children to let their imagination run with life-like tea bags and beautiful wooden tea set pieces. This set comes with teabag, tea-pot , 2 cups and saucers, tray to carry it all on, milk jug and sugar bowl . That are all beautifully made and have such lovely details to them.
This set is perfect for encouraging children to share and taking turns whilst developing their communication skills with such a lovely set of role play toys. Ava finds it funny pretending to be mommy asking if anyone would like a cup of tea then making her teddies a cup. I think this is just a beautiful gift and any little person would be so lucky to receive this. The Hape tea for two set has a RRP of £17.99
Hape mini band set
Both my kids love music so a band set is perfect from them. This one especially as Ava has been asking for a ukulele for ages after seeing one at a friend’s house. The Hape mini band set is perfectly sized for little hands. In this mini band set there is a ukulele, tambourine, clapper, rattle and rainmaker.
Children can start to learn how to make their own music. They are able to explore a wide variety of different sounds and how they can make them.
Like all Hape toys they are extremely well made and a vibrant in colour. They would make the perfect gift for any child that loves to explore sound. The Hape mini band set is for children 3 years plus.
Geomag Mechanics Gravity
Now if you’re looking for a gift that will keep the kids quite then this is the one for you. This is aimed at children that are older than Ava so I donated it to my works afterschool club as Ava did find it hard. For the Children that this is aimed at though it is fantastic is gets them thinking about magnetism and gravity and why and how things work. Through exploring the different structures and putting them together. This I want to add isn’t easy I took me ages to complete one of the structures and I can see that children will get so involved in this like I was.
This box comes with an impressive 243 separate pieces, which is made up of 11 magnetic rods, 36 steel spheres and 196 plastic pieces. These all fit together to make the shoot and catch system shown on the front of the box. If you have an engineering type brain then you could transform this into what ever you want it to be.
Geomagnetic sets are really great fun and keep children entertained for ages. They are fun and education STEM toys ( science,technology,engineering and ,Maths) They have sets to suit all ages and if this one is too hard for you little one. Don’t worry check out our review we did for their Magicube’s they wont disappoint
Personalised Moana book
Moana has been a favourite of Ava’s now for some time. She has put lots of Moana related things on her Christmas list this year. Ava is also a lover of books she will sit for ages looking over the pages and telling me all she can see. So a book that is all about Moana is a perfect gift for her. The special thing about this book is that you can personalise it so it can include your child’s name. They too can go along on an adventure with Moana and Maui.
Personalising your book is really easy you just need to head over to the in the book website pick the story you want and in put your child’s name. Moana isn’t the only book you can personalise you can pick from over 100 different books to personalise. So there is going to be a book for your child for sure.
This personalised Moana book is £14.99 from In the book
Mosaics my pretty jewellery box
Ava’s nearly three and like a lot of girls her age she loves all things sparkly and pretty. She has started to show an interest in bangles and bracelets so she now needs somewhere to keep them. This jewellery box has over 1400 sparkly self-adhesive foam tiles that children can attach to the box to make it look pretty. Children will enjoy decorating the jewelery box whilst developing their fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination.
This long-lasting creation can be displayed for all to see whilst keeping their treasures and jewels safe. Or in Ava’s case it will probably be full of bracelets and the tiniest plastic figures.
Cuddlebot from Hexbug
Gone are the days where robots are ugly and scary looking. The cuddlebot is cute and adorable. It’s also super soft and feels great underhand. Which means its perfect for little hands to hold. It’s squishable body vibrates and scurries around of hard floors. My two have loved playing with these Ava likes to turn it on a set it on its course so Alby can crawl after it. I have found them to be really durable and they withstand being played with by a toddler. This means it doesn’t break if they drop it and doesn’t break under a heavy-handed toddler. Which makes it the perfect robo companion for toddlers.
Strictly Briks Trap and Gap
Have a child that is interested in construction well this trap and gap set is perfect for them. They can build up high whilst exploring how best to keep their structure supported and up rights. You can also use this set with other leading brands of the same sort of toy. Ava enjoyed making her tap and Gap set into a garage for her cars to go up and around. The great thing about the Tap and Gap set is that children can let their imagine run and build what ever they want it to be.
Included in the Trap and Gap set is 4 baseplates and 15 stackers.
If you’re looking for a unique gift that enables children to learn whilst having tons of fun then the curiosity box is for you.
The curiosity box’s come in three different sizes pics,Nano and jumbo for 7-11 year olds and they have recently launched curiositots which is aimed at children 4-6 years . The thing I really like is that all the boxes follow the national curriculum which means your children will be learning new things without even knowing and in such a fun way.
This is a gift that can keep on giving if you sign up to their subscription service . Where you can pick how frequently you would like to have a box sent to you. Just think about all the screen free time if you were to have one every month. Not to mention all the learning opportunities they will have. If a subscription isn’t for you don’t worry you can just have a one-off box . Also which I liked if maybe you were going on holiday and you didn’t want your box to get lost in the post. You can pause your subscription and then just unpause when your back home and ready to revive your box.
We’re went sent one of their larger boxes to try with three different activities in it. The first one we tried was making a skeleton . Using the insurrections me and Ava got to making the Skelton . It really was lots of fun and the instructions were really clear which make the experience nicer . As I wasn’t stressing trying to understand the instructions.
Ava had lots of fun doing it also . The glow in the dark paint for the skeleton really blew her mind and she was so interested in it. She has since asked to do it again which is really lovely as I know she had a good time doing it.
With boxes starting from £6.95 inc p&p I think this would make an awesome gift . To find out more or to place an order just visit their website.
They also very kindly added in their smart phone microphone which is so much fun. You simply clip it on so it goes over the camera of your smart from and it transforms your phone from a normal camera phone to a microscope. Me and Ava looked at some leaves out the garden close up and it was so much fun. I can see older children really enjoying using this.
Teen Titans GO! to the movies
Children love superheroes . Copying all the things they do but all superheroes need some down time. Time to chill out and have a moment to charge their batteries ready for the next battle . The Teen Titans GO! To the movies is perfect film for those that love DC comics Both young and old.
The Teen Titans GO! To the movies is all about how robin from Teen Titans vowed to get them their own movie deal like the rest of the superheroes around.Nothing is ever that simple though and Supervillan Slade messes with their plans.
You can get your copy of this absolutely hilarious and action packed film now ! On DVD and digital download
I hope I have given you some ideas of things to buy . If you needing some food and drink inspiration make sure to check out this post.
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