Third birthday gifts

With Georgia’s third birthday a few days away, I thought I’d tell you what we’ve got for her!

This year, I’ve struggled a bit with gifts.

Not because I don’t know what she wants, or what she’d like, but because she doesn’t really need any more big toys.

She already has a big dolls house, a kitchen, a craft table, a slide, a scooter… the list goes on. But as a parent, it’s tempting to buy something big – something that goes beyond the normal gift guides.

So I’m going to run through what we’ve got for her as it may give some inspiration if you’re looking for gifts for 3 year old girls.

This year, we’re keeping things simple with a few nice bits that I know she’ll love…

What to buy for your daughter's third birthday

 

1. Peppa Pig Live

We booked in to see Peppa Pig Live for Georgia’s birthday a few days before the big day.

It was her first theatre experience and she loved it. I was a bit concerned about how long she’d be able to sit still for but needn’t have worried. Even if she had, the theatre was crowded with three year olds and it would have been fine.

She was absolutely mesmerised from start to finish and I’m so glad we went.

So I would definitely recommend buying an experience like a theatre trip as a gift. Things are nice, but memories are nicer.

Check out your local theatre and see what kids shows they have on soon!

2. Paw Patrol overload

Georgia is a fan of an underdog. Her favourite Paw Patrol character is a stocky English Bulldog called Rubble.

According to most girl’s Paw Patrol things, girls are only allowed to like the female characters. At most, possibly the cute Dalmatian.

So we’ve ignored gender rules (as Georgia obviously hasn’t had the memo) and LOVES Rubble. We’ve got her a few little bits like a teddy and a bulldozer.

If your son, or daughter loves something, it doesn’t matter what it is. Embrace it and let them explore it further. πŸ™‚

3. Baby Annabelle

Top of our list this year was a new baby. No, not a new brother or sister (no exciting news), but a new baby doll that she could play with.

She’s obsessed by babies and constantly has a ‘naked baby’ clutched under her arm at nursery. So we’re upgrading her own, very loved Baby Annabelle for an all singing all crying baby to play with.

I’ve added a picture of her current favourite Baby Annabelle next to the new one as a comparison for size. As you’ll see, the new baby isΒ  a LOT bigger, which means that it’s harder for smaller hands to carry around under their arms. But, it obviously does a lot more as it cries, makes noises and even goes to the potty.

I am sure that the new baby will be so loved in our house and I can’t wait to see her face.

Baby Annabelle big and small

4. Balance Bike

Those who have followed me on Instagram will know how much Georgia loves a muddy puddle and being out on a walk.

So, she’s getting a balance bike. As the smallest size of bike available, it has no pedals. It is in fact, adorably small and I can’t wait to share a few pictures of it in action.

You don’t need to spend a lot – we found a nice one for only Β£30 in the Halfords sale.

5. Games

One of Georgia’s favourite games at the minute is Pop up Pirate. So, I’ve made sure she has Hungry Hungry Hippos on her wishlist.

Anything that involves a bit of excitement and a bit of luck goes down well and it’s so lovely to be able to play games together.

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23 Comments

  1. April 4, 2018 / 8:32 am

    She’s a lucky girl. I hope she has a lovely birthday. #fortheloveofblog

  2. April 4, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Sounds like a good list. J adores his balance bike and whizzes everywhere on it. What a lucky birthday girl! #fortheloveofblog

  3. April 4, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Oh have lovely birthday, it sounds like she is one lucky girl, enjoy the balance bike #forhteloveofBlog

  4. April 4, 2018 / 10:48 am

    What a fabulous set of birthday gifts. πŸ™‚ Hope Georgia has a lovely birthday

  5. April 4, 2018 / 11:37 am

    What a great gift list, I hope she has a truly lovely birthday πŸ™‚ x

  6. April 4, 2018 / 11:52 am

    A balance bike is perfect! Great gifts! #fortheloveofblog

  7. April 4, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    Baby Annabelle went down a storm in ours. And the starter tricycle. So many great toys available! #fortheloveBLOG

  8. April 4, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    What a fabulous list! Mine is one and a half and we’re already overflowing with huge toys from grandparents spoiling her rotten. A children’s show is a great gift! They’re written and performed in a manner to keep kids engaged. The balance bike sounds great! I can’t wait to see it in action!

  9. April 4, 2018 / 2:52 pm

    Great gifts. I’m sure she had a blast. Happy birthday to her! #fortheloveofblog

  10. April 4, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Happy birthday little one. Mine was going through a big “baby” stage around that age – all she ever played with was her baby dolls, bordering on obsessive #fortheloveofblog

  11. April 4, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Some great gifts there by the sounds of it. I hope she has a fantastic day. x #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. April 4, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I have 3 girls and I swear we have every single girlie toy up to the age of 6 going! (We actually have 4 baby annabels!) god knows what I’m going to get the baby for her first birthday!) hope she has a fabulous birthday! πŸ™‚ #fortheloveofBlOG

  13. April 4, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    I love the idea of going to events as a present. At this age they outgrow things so quickly and have such a lot bought for them. We’ve thought along the same lines for Small Boy’s third birthday and taking him away for a toddler weekend to see Justin Fletcher and the Teletubbies at Butlins. He’ll love it but we’ll also have the gift of seeing his face light up with excitement. A big thumbs up for the balance bike too. He loves his! #ForTheLoveofBlog

  14. April 4, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    The balance bike is a great idea – we got one for our daughter for her second birthday, but she was a little too young for it. Now at nearly three, she’s actually big enough to enjoy it. #fortheloveofBLOG

  15. April 4, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    What a lucky girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I’m loving the Mr Dinosaur balloons. Stay clear of Tesco for a bit, loads of paw patrol and I just got L the tiny little Rubble plush toy. Was Β£10!!!!! I thought I was getting him the cheaper option. #fortheloveofBLOG

  16. April 4, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Board games are great! We do concerts for the teens now, so live experiences are great gifts in my book! #FortheloveofBLOG

  17. April 5, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!! it sounds like she will have a great time! Thinking about a balance bike for my son very soon as he keeps trying to mount his sister’s bike but can’t reach the pedals … #fortheloveofBLOG

  18. April 5, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Great ideas! I’ve heard great things about these balance bikes and I’m after one for my 2.5 year old. I’ll keep an eye out for your updates to see how she gets on! #fortheloveofBLOG

  19. April 6, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Happy birthday to your daughter. My girls have too much toys and each year we donate some of the toys to a home. Love the balance bike idea and board games like memory and shape games #fortheloveofblog

  20. April 7, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    With little man’s birthday only a few weeks after the twins will arrive we’re struggling with space for more toys. We’re considering telling relatives to give money to put into an account for when we move house to a larger place and then get some garden toys for him, if not we’re definitely going to go to a seaside place with immediate family and spoil him with rides and arcades so at least he has a day out. To be fair he has a thing with virgin leaflets right now so if i just gave him a stack of them he’d be well chuffed hahah! #fortheloveofBLOG

  21. April 10, 2018 / 9:49 am

    We were wondering whether to go to see Peppa Pig Live when my eldest turned three but opted not to in the end. #fortheloveofBLOG

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