Today I am sharing a gift guide for children aged 3 years and over. I am not going to lie, this was the hardest list to make. Some items on this list I got for Matthew himself but I am still struggling with a main present for him because I think I decided against the balance bike now and just teach him how to pedal his Spiderman bike sitting in the shed.
1. Playtime Rug
I always wanted to have a rug like this when I was a child but somehow never got it. I find this so handy for children who have a lot of cars to play with. It is a nice change other than just driving it on the floor in the living room. The play mat has antislip gel foam underneath. Available in Smyths Toystore for €24.99
2. Chasin’ Cheeky
This is a great game for the whole family and I have seen several ads for it. This will be definitely something Matthew would enjoy playing with us as a family on Christmas Day. Chasin’ Cheeky will be running around the room while you are trying to chase him and get the coloured rings on his tail. Once you have all the ring on his tails, try and grab the banana from his mouth and shake it with Chasin’ Cheeky to celebrate your win. This game is for 2 players and suitable for children for 3 years +. Available in Smyths Toystore for €14.99 (On sale at the moment)
3. Newborn Teksta Mini Puppy
I found this toy by pure chance browsing through the Smyth Toystore the other day. This interactive pup responds to your voice and touch. It can be programmed to walk, sit, beg and sing. Newborn Teksta Mini Puppy acts just like an 8 week old puppy. He wiggles his tail and ears. Touch your pet on the head for him to make a happy sound. This pet is also available as a kitten. Available in Smyths Toystore for €20.99
4. ELC Manic Martians Game
This game is great fun for 2 players. Something I used to love playing on holidays in fun activity centres. The martians pop up from their crater and then you bop the martians head with a hammer. You get great laughs and giggles out of this game. Available in Mothercare for €11.95
5 & 7. Paw Patrol and Minions Jigsaws
I’d say jigsaws are on everybody’s child wishlist. Matthew adores jigsaws and can do them multiple times a day. He is so good at them now that he has them finished in minutes. I should probably get him one that is more challenging other than the 3+ puzzles that are out there. But here are 2 of my/his favorites. A Paw Patrol and Minions one. Available in Smyths Toystore from €6.99
6. Balance Bike
This balance bike is to focus on your child’s balance and motor skills. It is very light and safe. Kids who learn to ride using these pedal-free toddler bikes will never need training wheels and will learn to balance quickly, naturally and easily. The bike is suitable from 3 years + and is available in Smyths Toystore for €34.99
What’s on your child’s wishlist this Christmas? I am hoping to find a main present for Matthew on your list.