Last Minute Shopping Guide for 3 Year Old

I promised I’d get this guide done so here it is. Some quick picks for Maggie this year on our wish list. I’ll start again with some of our current faves, like I did with my One Year Old guide this year.

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Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Set

Both kids actually play with this now – though James’ version of playing with it is of course very different than Maggie’s! I bought this last year and it’s great. I always love the quality of M&D toys and it fits perfectly if you have a play kitchen set up.

Step2 Play Kitchen (or any play kitchen)

I’ve linked the one we have which we got on sale at Walmart (currently on sale now too!) but there are so many amazing options these days for play kitchens, including IKEA (if it’s ever in stock). You can also grab amazing play kitchens preloved at Once Upon a Child or Kid to Kid locations – I always see them there and many are in excellent condition!

Mizzie the Kangaroo – Little Solver Gift Set

We were kindly gifted this set from Mizzie the Kangaroo. Both the kids love their stuff, and this set has been great for Maggie. We recently pulled out the cards and she loves matching! The puzzle has 3 different sets in it of different sizes so it’s great for progressing through puzzle use for toddlers/preschoolers.

Magnet Tiles

We just have one of the off-brand sets but you can get Magnatiles or Piccaso Tiles specifically. They all work the same! Maggie loves these – so many possibilities!

Doctor’s Kit

Another fave right now is Maggie’s doctors kit – we got one very similar to this from Toys R Us (can’t find the exact link for ours). This one actually has more items though! Both the kids play with it – it’s safe as there are no small pieces, which I like. I often try to buy things that both of them can enjoy to some degree.

Sandra Boynton Books

Her 3 bedtime faves right now are:

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Melissa & Doug Primary Lacing Beads

Maggie loves making necklaces at daycare, but small beads are a “no” with a little brother. So I thought these were a fun, safer option for her that still involve a lot of the fine motor skills she enjoys.

Busy Board

Play tools are a fave in our house, and I found this fun busy board that includes a few (safe) tools and different screws. Another great option for fine motor skills + real life learning!

Kids Camera

Probably because we’re always snapping photos with our phone cameras, Maggie is obsessed. I found this cool kids camera on Amazon for under 50$ and I think it would make a great gift for her!

Melissa & Doug My First Daily Magnetic Calendar

Yep, more M&D. This one has been on my list for Maggie for a bit – because she is always asking me what day it is, or telling me her birthday is in “January”. This is so cute and includes weather and seasons too (though I also got her the M&D Weather Board).

Other items I’ve included on her list (which is also her birthday list):

Short and sweet – but Maggie is very easy to shop for! I hope everyone has a happy holiday and I look forward to getting back to my normal content after a short holiday break!

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