This is it – they’ve reached the magic age of three and so many more toys and fab things become options for gifts! Of course be aware if younger siblings are around, but let your older child have his or her first big boy and big girl toys this Christmas! Don’t forget to use our fab Wishlist function to make your Christmas list!
Lark Toadstool and Miss Hedgehog Houses
We’re just swooning from the cute of these divine handmade houses from Lark. There’s the Toadstool House ($95, top), Miss Hedgehog’s House ($185, above) plus cuckoo clocks galore and Little Red Riding Hood’s House. These are tactile, imagination-inspiring toys sure to thrill your three year old senseless! All are made by New Zealand designer Cuckoo Nest and are stocked by Lark.
Villa Carton costumes
This is craft and drama all wrapped into one neat gift! Made by Villa Carton, these costumes are inspired by medieval knights, kings and queens and come ready to be customised by the kids. There are many more designs to choose from – princess, superhero, policeman, nurse, geisha and dancer – and each cotton apron style costume comes with a matching headpiece. Costumes are $33 each from Ball & Skittle.
Sevi Dollhouse hits Australia!
You will not believe the lengths Rainbow Puppen has gone to to secure this darling item for Australian customers in time for Christmas. Initially we thought we’d have it in October, however the demand in Europe has been such that the shipment was delayed.
Rainbow Puppen has secured a shipment for early December arrival and will have one on your doorstep before December 25! You can pre-order right now from Rainbow Puppen – it will retail for $440 with free shipping and there will only be 30 in this first shipment! We are all so in love with this beauty.
Mudpuppy Magnetic Dress Up Sets
Mudpuppy have a huge range of magnetic dress-up dolls, including mermaids, ballerinas, world travellers and the athletic ‘At the Stables’ and ‘Sporty Girls’ sets. The term ‘dolls’ should be used loosely – there are also robots, monsters and pirates. Mudpuppy sets are $30 each and are available from That’s My Toy.
Left Hand Make Swing
Left Hand Make has the most beautiful hand-crafted swing made from birch plywood that’s softly contoured to make for an easy, comfortable ride. Not only will the Soar swing bring plenty of smiles and giggles, it’s gorgeous to look at in its bird shaped glory. Be prepared for chants of “higher!” and “more!”, as children never seem to tire of swinging. It’s just $59 from Urban Baby.
Get them out in the yard or even on the balcony with this great, inexpensive gardening kit from Hip Hip Hooray. Including a belted pouch, vintage-style gloves and three tools, it’s just $29.95.
Vulli Magic Tree
This retro classic is back and has parents everywhere swooning. The Klorofil Magic Tree by French company Vulli is perfect for little imaginations. Create a home for the Klorofil family of five in this magical tree house. There’s a lift to wind up and down that takes people from the tree top to the base, furniture, a car, a swing and see-saw, even a pet dog – everything a family needs! It’s available from Olifant for $185 with postage Australia wide.
Nothing like a groovy balance bike for a three or four-year-old to prepare them for the bike riding years ahead. Pedal free and lovely to look at, buy the Tike Bike II via The Gift Corner for $189.
Dwell Studio Stamp Kits
These three gorgeous stamp sets – zoo, farm and city – by Dwell Studio have only just arrived in Australia so snap them up quick. The amazing stamp kits pack neatly away into their boxes and will provide endless hours of creative fun for the kids. I think they look perfect for decorating home-made cards! They’re $35 a set from The Infant Boutique.
Getting less sleep than you’d like? If it’s all thanks to that little person who’s bounding happily into your room at 5am then it’s time to take action and give a gift that’s not only for them, but for you too! Groclocks are perfect for this age group and will give them secure boundaries which will suit the whole family. The Gro-clock ($79.95) and Kid’Sleep clock ($49.95 and $74.95) are available at Bonito Baby.
Calafant Cardboard Kits
Summer holidays mean long days ahead when the kids look to you for entertainment and they expect you to deliver. Once you’ve exhausted all the usual children’s activities around town, it’s time to get creative in your own home. Fortunately Calafant is here to help in all its creative cardboard glory!
The Calafant cardboard kits don’t require any glue or scissors for assembly and can be decorated any way your child likes – their imagination is the limit! The kits start at $19.95 and are available from State Of Green, with delivery Australia wide.
Be sure to have a look at our gift guides for other age groups too:
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