I can’t believe we have only 4 shopping weekends until Christmas, how the heck did that happen? I love Christmas morning, (the one morning of the year it’s acceptable to drink bucks fizz) I can just imagine the excitement ” in every house up and down the country. (opening the presents not pouring the bucks fizz 😉 ) I still remember the frenzy as a kid, running down the stairs to see if Santa came on Christmas morning. Trying to get into the living room first! Yum is 3 now, and her taste in toys are very gender nurtural, which I love. You will find her dressed up as a princess while playing with her monster trucks most days . So with that in mind here’s my Christmas gift guide for the 3-year-old in your life. (boys or girls)
1, The fisher price code a pillar. €59.99 I love toys that encourage kids to use the old brain cells without them realising it ( this is the ex-preschool, teacher, in me). The code a pillar is a learning toy that helps develop skills like critical thinking, reasoning, discovery, memory, problem solving and experimentation. To top all that, you will get a few laughs watching it dance while crawling around the floor to get to its destination. The smallies will get loads of mileage out if this one because you can pick loads of different code combinations, by breaking of the segments and sending it off in a different direction every time.
2, Fashionista barbie. €10.00, Barbie has just had a bit of a makeover, and I’m not talking extra contouring or butt implants! She’s now got a realistic positive body image. That will appeal to girls and boys of course (gender quality all the way here) from all diversities, with 3 new body shapes curvy, petite and tall and a tonne of new looks. There a steal at €10 per doll. A perfect stocking filler for the little Fashionista in your life
3, 100 piece wooden train set with table. €89.99, My girlie adores trains and loves building. She would get hours out of this set. It comes with track pieces, trains , tunnels, people cars , animals and road signs. The best part (for us) is the built-in drawer, A space to put all the pieces in to make tidying up a breeze.
4, 50 piece colourful wooden blocks tub. €14.99, Blocks are a huge hit in our house, Blocks are the one toy that can become anything you want, Villages, towns and towers. “I always like to add to our Blocks collection at Christmas. Yum spends hours in her imaginary word building houses and putting her little toy figures around them.(miniature Peppa playing side by side with the paw patrol gang) I could spend hours watching her play like this, bossing her little guys around, telling them what to do, it makes a change from bossing daddy 🙂
5, Peppa pig Family home play set .€29.99 What 3-year-old doesn’t love Peppa? You can’t go wrong with this one, open up Peppa’s House to reveal lots of rooms and a garden area too. There’s furniture, 4 family figures, a see-saw and tree for outdoor fun, with the famous red car. The perfect starter set to make your very own toy Youtube videos and make millions (she jokes)
6.Blaze and the monster Machine, monster dome €29.99. This one is on Santa’s list, so fingers crossed the elves know how to make a monster dome. Yum is a huge fan of Blaze and the monster machines. With the monster dome, Blaze races Crusher side by side, you can create the track in different styles with multiple race tracks. If Santa does bring it, I’m thinking One yummy Daddy and Yum will have great fun racing with this. ( the perfect toy for mammy to head to the bath for a pamper and a glass of bucks fizz on Christmas evening)
All toys in my gift guide are available Nationwide from Smyth’s toy stores… Keep your eyes peeled this week, I may have a giveaway or two.. 🙂