Fun presents for a 3 year old boy

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Found 27th Aug 2009
My lad is turning 3 in October, and I'm after some present ideas....

I would like ideas for inexpensive presents, as we already have his 'main' gift sorted out, so that he will have a number of things to open on the day..

Any good recommendations? We've got him some clothes already so no need to recommend that.

Thanks all.

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you have a child?

lego kit.

My 3 yr old doesn't understand " inexpensive".

what does he like to do hun? what are his interests? what type of play does he enjoy? Imaginative? Action figures? Does he like DvDs?

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black gerbil1;6131948

you have a child?lego kit.



No, I don't have a child, i'm just pretend to have one for the purpose of this thread :roll:

Lego is actually a really good idea, except that as we haven't got any yet it is really expensive in the beginning to get the sets. Definitely going to invest at some point though.

My son is 4 and loves playmobil, lego and his thomas trains. He has other toys but these are his favourite. He loves to sit and draw/colour too and those sort of things are cheap xx

what about one of them boxes of dressing up clothes,i think they are about £10?

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For my daughters last birthday (ages 5) she got a wii, and all the stuff for it, loads of games etc, a DS, games for that and playmobil. Spent a bloomin fortune yet the thing she was excited most about was a silly High School Musical diary from poundland :w00t:

Totally couldnt believe it! Never again :-(

Just get loads of little things from places like poundland, paints, art things etc xxx

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ClarityofMind;6131951

My 3 yr old doesn't understand " inexpensive".what does he like to do … My 3 yr old doesn't understand " inexpensive".what does he like to do hun? what are his interests? what type of play does he enjoy? Imaginative? Action figures? Does he like DvDs?



He's a typical 2 year old - into all sorts.. toy cars, animals and the like. He's not got any action figures yet, unless you can call the Jakers figures 'action' lol.... I got him a Bumblebee transformer but it's bloody impossible to transform, even us adults cant figure it out.

He also likes colouring, so will be getting him more pens and stuff.

Art supplies

Babbabooey;6131974

No, I don't have a child, i'm just pretend to have one for the purpose of … No, I don't have a child, i'm just pretend to have one for the purpose of this thread :roll:Lego is actually a really good idea, except that as we haven't got any yet it is really expensive in the beginning to get the sets. Definitely going to invest at some point though.



We started off with the blue box of lego which is around £10 i think or the little sets that make up a car/plane/bike etc - they are £3 from tesco

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edjaned;6131995

what about one of them boxes of dressing up clothes,i think they are … what about one of them boxes of dressing up clothes,i think they are about £10?



That sounds good - any link for more details?

Babbabooey;6131974

No, I don't have a child, i'm just pretend to have one for the purpose of … No, I don't have a child, i'm just pretend to have one for the purpose of this thread :roll:Lego is actually a really good idea, except that as we haven't got any yet it is really expensive in the beginning to get the sets. Definitely going to invest at some point though.


i was going too say, your 17.

remote control car or something like that would be great,

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Oh yeh, go to Tescos, they have loads of cheap lil kiddies things

Bath toys, musical instruments, chunky cars etc all like £1 each

Ive bought loads for my youngest for her stocking this year xxx

Babbabooey;6131999

He's a typical 2 year old - into all sorts.. toy cars, animals and the … He's a typical 2 year old - into all sorts.. toy cars, animals and the like. He's not got any action figures yet, unless you can call the Jakers figures 'action' lol.... I got him a Bumblebee transformer but it's bloody impossible to transform, even us adults cant figure it out.He also likes colouring, so will be getting him more pens and stuff.



If he likes colouring, see how inventive he can get with childrens paints. Make giant paintings in the garden from rolls of wallpaper or lining paper x Buy some ai hardening clay and see if he can mould. Mash potato is fun too.. they can make all kinds of gooey mess with it, or cookie dough.

Toy cars is easy.. get a garage.. car wash.. the lil people. or playmobile sets and then build on them each week or so. An animal zoo maybe? ELC has those plastic animals and you can mix zoo animals with dinosaurs and farm friends.

Leg is fantastic for construction, so are wooden blocks etc.

My three yr olds fav toys are things like his garden slide, playhouse, swing etc, he loves wild adventure play, have you got any garden toys yet? x

My little boy is turning 3 in September, and in much the same predicament, got him a scooter, Remy from Ratatouille, and the DVD, he is obsessed with it and his first copy got knackered. Just don't want to go OTT as he has so many toys already (he has a room full literally) and he has a lot of people who buy for him, but don't want to seem tight!

Asda have some dressing up outfits half price at the moment

For little things to open I would suggest going somewhere like home bargains and pick up a few bits from there

go go hamsters! they will be THE mega hot toy for christmas -my daughter has some and some accessories and get hours of fun from them-she is 2 and a half.

Interactive hamsters that squeak,run about and talk to each other. you get houses,a ball for em to run in,a car they can drive,chute etc-they are brilliant!



youtube.com/wat…EYs

Babbabooey;6132006

That sounds good - any link for more details?



homeshopping.24studio.co.uk/ite…2F1

if u want to buy it let me know and i will rumage through the recycling bin as im sure i got a discount code the other day

home bargains also do the dressing up sets v cheap if u have one near u

What about a life long membership of the Boddingtons beer club:w00t: .... might not appreciate it now but when he's of an age....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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edjaned;6132111

http://homeshopping.24studio.co.uk/iteminfo.asp?s0=toys-games&b=August_Catalogue_09&p=220&o=1&s=1&r=http%3A%2F%2Fhomeshopping%2E24studio%2Eco%2Euk%2Fsearchresult%2F1if u want to buy it let me know and i will rumage through the recycling bin as im sure i got a discount code the other dayhome bargains also do the dressing up sets v cheap if u have one near u



yeah, that looks great, if you have a discount code that would be brilliant :thumbsup:
No Home Bargains near me unfortunately.

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barky;6132066

go go hamsters! they will be THE mega hot toy for christmas -my daughter … go go hamsters! they will be THE mega hot toy for christmas -my daughter has some and some accessories and get hours of fun from them-she is 2 and a half.Interactive hamsters that squeak,run about and talk to each other. you get houses,a ball for em to run in,a car they can drive,chute etc-they are brilliant!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iN-gyLFEYs




haha, they look cool, how much are they?

MikeL;6132218

What about a life long membership of the Boddingtons beer club:w00t: .... … What about a life long membership of the Boddingtons beer club:w00t: .... might not appreciate it now but when he's of an age....:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:



Mike, you're an addict ;-)

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kelly_o_fanatic;6132064

Asda have some dressing up outfits half price at the momentFor little … Asda have some dressing up outfits half price at the momentFor little things to open I would suggest going somewhere like home bargains and pick up a few bits from there



Popping there for lunch, will investigate. The Asda round here is a bit poor in kids stuff though.

Babbabooey;6132398

Popping there for lunch, will investigate. The Asda round here is a bit … Popping there for lunch, will investigate. The Asda round here is a bit poor in kids stuff though.



try an ELC if you have one nearby too....

Gosh I miss woolies for this kinda stuff x x x

ClarityofMind;6132397

Mike, you're an addict ;-)


Not an addict ... a realist:w00t:

MikeL;6132607

Not an addict ... a realist:w00t:



I cant allow myself alcohol at the moment x x x

Babbabooey;6132391

haha, they look cool, how much are they?



hamsters are 9.99 each-toysrus have a 3 for 2 offer tho-the price of the accessories vary.

Babbabooey;6132384

yeah, that looks great, if you have a discount code that would be … yeah, that looks great, if you have a discount code that would be brilliant :thumbsup:No Home Bargains near me unfortunately.



will have a look in a bit for u :thumbsup:

ClarityofMind;6132630

I cant allow myself alcohol at the moment x x x


Stiff upper lip CoM ..stiff upper lip:thumbsup:

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bubbles, pot, machine or hand toy one

bath toys, bubble bath, bath paints etc x

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Lisa-Marie A;6134390

bubbles, pot, machine or hand toy onebath toys, bubble bath, bath paints … bubbles, pot, machine or hand toy onebath toys, bubble bath, bath paints etc x



he's a bit young to be smoking drugs I think :-D

I do like the idea of painting in the bath though, will have to try and get some of those.

MikeL;6133173

Stiff upper lip CoM ..stiff upper lip:thumbsup:





its not an upper lip to be stiff that I need :roll:

Babbabooey;6134600

he's a bit young to be smoking drugs I think :-DI do like the idea of … he's a bit young to be smoking drugs I think :-DI do like the idea of painting in the bath though, will have to try and get some of those.



Be careful with those though.... childrens sensitive skins dont always respond well to them x x

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ClarityofMind;6134645

Be careful with those though.... childrens sensitive skins dont always … Be careful with those though.... childrens sensitive skins dont always respond well to them x x



Good point, that counts them out actually then cos he's got really sensitive skin. Doh.

Babbabooey;6134660

Good point, that counts them out actually then cos he's got really … Good point, that counts them out actually then cos he's got really sensitive skin. Doh.



yes my lil ones do too x x

its that pale white skin/blonde hair cant tolerate any colourings x x

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ClarityofMind;6134673

yes my lil ones do too x xits that pale white skin/blonde hair cant … yes my lil ones do too x xits that pale white skin/blonde hair cant tolerate any colourings x x



Yep, same deal. We can barely use anything in the bath/shower for him.

Babbabooey;6134686

Yep, same deal. We can barely use anything in the bath/shower for him.



exactly like us... you wont be able to use the colourings in the bath then x x

sorry for delay only code i can find for studio is 021 and that is free delivery on a £20 spend
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