Best gifts your kids got for 3rd B-day

Discussion in 'The Toddler Years(1-3)' started by abrinka, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. abrinka

    abrinka Well-Known Member

    Title says is all.
    My duo will be 3 next week and some guests are asking ideas for gifts.I want to get Mobigo? or leapster?
    They have kitchen, bikes, sand/water table, legos, dollcenter etc.
  2. Dielle

    Dielle Well-Known Member

    I posted about this in another recent thread, but Kid K'nex are the best spent money for any toys we've ever had. The girlies got a set in a zippered tub that opens out to a play mat, for Christmas a few weeks after their 3rd birthday. They're 5 1/2 and those toys still get played with at least a few times a week, sometimes still daily. I'm sure they played with them every day for at least the first 6 months. The next Christmas they each got another set, one made Elmo as a pirate and one made Abby Cadabby. They're all called Santa Blocks at our house. Spencer plays with them more than the girlies now, but they still often sit down with him and build things. And even my older boys play with them some, with the smaller kids. It's a really great set. They work with the Duplo blocks, can do so much with all the different kinds of joining blocks, wheels, and other parts. I highly recommend them!
  3. kingeomer

    kingeomer Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    My DD got a Little Mommy Newborn Twins playset that she still plays with. DS got a toy washing machine that he still plays with. They both got a Buzz Lightyear figure and a Super Why figure that they still play with. My DD also got a Olivia dollhouse that she and DS love to play with. Also Alfie the robot is a big hit here.
  4. ohtwinmom

    ohtwinmom Well-Known Member

    Do you have boys or girls? Imaginext toys are the best for boys! We are 4 1/2 and still play with them.
  5. ohtwinmom

    ohtwinmom Well-Known Member

    Oh, and dress up stuff! We got really into dress up at 3!
  6. Trishandthegirls

    Trishandthegirls Well-Known Member

    Dress up clothes, Franklin books, art supplies. I'd skip the Leapster and such until they're a bit older...
  7. Moodyzblu

    Moodyzblu Well-Known Member

    Oh yes I agree ! Mine are turning 7 and STILL play with theirs. Leapsters are great too we've always loved ours. Mine got GeoTrax for their 3rd birthday and loved those as well.
  8. megkc03

    megkc03 Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Imaginext for sure!!! My house has been overrun by those toys, but my boys love them!!!
  9. abrinka

    abrinka Well-Known Member

    I have boy/girl. Imaginex t sounds great idea.Kid K'nex- I have to find out myself what that is :)
    I want to get them dress up clothes but they are so expensive for 1 outfit.
    Thank you all for great suggestions.
  10. maybell

    maybell Well-Known Member

    my niece went thrift store shopping for all our dress up clothing... she got some really cute things...
    and maybe even kids consignment stores would have stuff? yes, I agree, the dress up stuff is pricey!
  11. Dielle

    Dielle Well-Known Member

    Dress up clothes doesn't have to be like a Disney outfit or some super hero. Get a couple of great scarves, some hats, belts, maybe an extra small women's labcoat (would still be too big, but that can be fun for dressup), some strings of beads, various largish pieces of fabric. Kids have great imaginations and personally I think these are better for them than store-bought outfits. Do you sew at all? I made cloaks from directions I found online for my 11 and 8 year old boys for Christmas and they were a HUGE hit. They can play Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, a magician, Robin Hood, a Knight and more. You could get a tub or toy box and decorate or simply label it Dress Up and fill it with various fun things and be the hit of the party! In our dressup box, I don't think there's anything that was sold as a dressup outfit. It's just full of the things I mentioned, as well as previous Halloween costumes (most of which I made). One big hit still is a Jack Sparrow wig I made about 8 years ago by dyeing a mop (herein an old, ugly scrapbook page I did, LOL).
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