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Best Christmas Gifts For 3 to 5 Year Olds

Christmas Gifts for 3 to 5 year olds
14 Nov 2023

Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for the pre-schoolers in your life, we have some great ideas for 3 to 5-year-olds for 2023.

Choosing the perfect presents for under the tree for an under 5 is not always an easy task.

Usually just starting to understand the concept of Santa they are quick to proclaim that they would like to put everything they see on their Christmas list – changing their mind every 5 minutes. 

With so many great toys and gifts on the market, you might be struggling to narrow it down. 

We have been on the lookout for Christmas gifts for 3 to 5 year old and have put together a list of our top picks of toys, games and more that will add to the excitement on Christmas morning.

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Disclaimer: Some Of The Gifts Below Were Sent To Us For Review And Or Photography Purposes And Some Links Are Affiliate Links (See Here). However, The Items Had Been Carefully Selected Beforehand And Our Opinions Are Of Our Own.

Geomag Magicubes – From £15.99 

Gifts for 3 to 5 year old preschoolers Geomag Magicubes

From £12.99

All under 5’s will love the Geomag Magicube sets. 

Magicubes is a magnetic toy-building system for toddlers and pre-schoolers who love to build. 

The colourful magnetic cubes can be attached on all six sides to build amazing 3D models making it easy for them to create anything they can imagine. .

There are a large range of sets available which all can be added together meaning that they can add to their collection.

Plus they are made from 100% recycled plastic. 

To view the full range and to purchase Magicube building sets see here 

Geomag Colour 91 Piece Set

Gifts for kids 5 to 8 year olds Geomag Colour 91 Set
Credit Geomag


For more experienced builders,  Geomag sets will be a big hit.

Using magnetic forces to let young builders express their creativity, there is virtually no limit to the creations that they can make.

Children aged from 3 to 12 years can explore science and engineering concepts to build whatever their imagination fancies.

The 91- piece colour Geomag set includes 42 spheres, 44 rods, 2 square platforms and 3 pentagonal platforms.

The sets are all compatible with each other and kids can build a collection over time. Plus it is great for all ages of kids it’s a toy that will last.

To purchase the Geomag Colour 91 set or any other set in the Geomag range

Plus-Plus Big

Gifts for 3 to 5 year olds Plus Plus Big
Credit – Plus-Plus

From £32.99 

For little ones who love to build and create check out Plus-Plus Big. 

Plus-Plus tubes offer open-ended play as kids have the chance to make both 2d and 3d creations. 

Once made they can easily take it apart and start again or store it back in the tube for another day. 

For those not familiar with the award-winning STEM toy, Plus-Plus is a double-cross shape that stimulates fine motor skills, patience and creativity. 

It is also hygienic, fully recyclable and made from eco-friendly plastics and is perfect for children 1 to 5 years. 

The Plus-Plus Big box set (pictured) with 100 mixed pieces. Smaller sets are also available.

The Plus-Plus Tubes are available to purchase from Amazon here.

Yum Yuck Picnic Game, KIDOKI

Gifts for 3 to 5 year olds Yum Yuck Picnic Game KIDOKI
Credit – KIDOKI


For a greater starter game for kids, check out Yum Yuck Picnic Game by KIDOKI.

Players are tasked with picking up cards to complete their picnic whilst avoiding any yucky bugs along the way. 

The person who completes their picnic first is the winner. 

The game is for 2 to 4 players and aimed at over 3’s. 

Yum Yuck Picnic Game is available from KIDOKI here. 

Dress Code

Games for kids 3 to 5 years old Smart Games Dress Code

Credit – Smart Games


Kids who love puzzles and games will adore Dress Code.

Aimed at children aged 4 years and over Dress Code takes the fun of playing dress up to the next level.

In this game, the weather is acting out … it’s like having 4 seasons in 1 day! Players are challenged to help get the characters dressed for the weather.

However they need to watch out, the order in which you get dressed is important!

The game is designed to help build skills of problem-solving, sequence and orientation. 

Dress Code is available to purchase here. 

MiMQ Game

Gifts for kids 5 to 8 years MiMiQ themed games

Credit Smart Games

For a fun new card game for over 4’s check out MiMQ.

An interactive card game where the aim is to collect the most sets of 4 identical cards, or by winning cards from their opponents by ‘MiMiQ-ing’ the facial expressions.

The set includes 44 cards and can be played by 2 to 6 players.

In addition to the original MiMiQ game, there is also Farm MiMiQ for animal lovers and Body MiMiQ to get the whole body moving!

Check out and to purchase any of the MiMiQ games here.

Safari Park Jr

Gifts for 3 to 5 year old pre-schoolers Safari Park JR Smart Games

Credit – Smart Games


No need to choose between a puzzle or game this Christmas with Safari Park Jr.

The colourful new puzzle game is bursting with 60 fun and engaging picture challenges, featuring lovely safari figurines.

Sure to be a hit with animal lovers, pre-schoolers can safely play with the figurines and use the game as a shape sorter.

Or they enjoy following the challenges shown on the 60 picture cards, which start from easy to expert and show an array of different photo positions little ones have to get the animals to match! 

Safari Park Jr is available to purchase here.

My First Adventure Books 

Gifts for kids aged 5 to 8 years old My First Adventure Finding the Dragon cover

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Kids can go on a fun adventure this Christmas with this fun book. 

My First Adventure Finding The Dragon Book lets kids choose their own adventure. Each page is divided into three, offering three different characters to play with and an innovative wheel design.

Each time they read the book they can start again with a brand-new adventure with a new character. These 15-minute reads offer thousands of story combinations and are a fantastic first read for children.

The collection of stories currently includes Finding the Dragon, Journey to Ochre Land and Discovering Atlantis. And brand new to the range this Christmas is Argonuts™

The My First Adventure Book series lets kids immerse themselves in the book and helps to encourage reading and for children aged 4 years and over. 

You can check out the My First Adventure books here.

Wheels: The Big Fun Book of Vehicles 

Gifts for kids 5 to 8 year olds Wheels The Big Fun Book of Vehicles.

Kids who love anything all forms of transport will adore Wheels: The Big Fun Book of Vehicles.

From pre-historic carts to cars of tomorrow they can go on a historic journey through a world where everything has wheels.  

Each page features quirky and colourful art, subtle sly texts to make older readers chuckle and lots and lots of wheels. 

From emergency vehicles in different countries, buses of every shape and size and much more. 

Aimed at children aged 4 years and over. 

Wheels: The Big Fun Book of Vehicles is available to purchase here. 

Eatsleepdoodle Placemat On The Go Colour and Learn 

Eat Sleep Doodle Place Mat

From £15.95

Everybody loves to colour and the Eatsleepdoodle Placemats On The Go can be used over and over again.

The placemats are made of cotton, and come with a set of 10 wash-out felt tip pens and a little mini tote bag to store and carry it in.

They come in a range of designs from Working Wheels (featured above),  Fairytales and Legends, Dinosaurs and Butterflies.

Eatsleepdoodle Placemat On The Go can be used over and over again with the ink disappearing after a warm machine wash making it a lovely eco-friendly gift. 

They are recommended from ages 3 years and over. 

You can check out the full range of  Eat Sleep Doodle Placemats 

The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 Colouring Pencils


Gifts for 3 to 5 year olds Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 colouring crayons
Credit – Stabilo

From £12.00 

Kids who love to draw will adore The STABILO Woody 3 in 1 colouring pencil.

It combines a colouring pencil, watercolour and wax crayon and the big nib is ideal for colouring large areas. 

The chunky pencil is great for little hands to grip and the colour pigment means they will show up even on dark paper. 

The colouring Pencils are available in a range of colour selections and pack sizes. 

STABILO Woody 3 in 1 are available to purchase here. 

Bluey’s Beach Cabin

Gifts for 3 to 5 year olds Bluey Beach Cabin
Credit – Moose Toys



Bluey fans will adore the new Bluey’s Beach Cabin play set.

Loaded with fun features, the cabin is over 25cm wide and comes with everything Bluey and her family need to relax and play!

The play set comes with 9 accessories, a 6.3cm Bluey figure and a fun beach-themed sticker.

Kids can explore the cabin with its toilet and shower, kitchen, deck and lounge that converts to a bedroom when they pull down the shelves and TV! Plus this playset expands out to include its own beach for Bluey to swim in.

The play set is designed for children from ages 3 to 5 years. 

Bluey’s Beach Cabin is available to purchase from Amazon and Smyths

Fungi Frankie 

Gifts for kids 3 to 5 years Fungi Frankie
Credit – Fungi Frankie


Little ones will love the new Fungi Frankie interactive plush toy this Christmas. 

Following the Tik-Tok sensation Dancing Cactus, Funghi Frankie offers the ultimate companion to ignite the kid’s imagination and get the Christmas party started. 

Kids will be mesmerised as this dancing mushroom moves, speaks and shakes to the rhythm of the music.

You can expect a mix of melodious tunes, and engaging phrases along with the option of him repeating what they say. 

Fungi Frankie is available to purchase here. 

Voyager Kids Scarf, Little Hotdog Watson

Gifts for Tweens Little-Hotdog-Watson-Kids-Faux-Fur-Black-Scarf
Credit – Little Hotdog Watson


Help your stylish little one stay warm with the Voyager Kids Scarf from Little Hotdog Watson.

These plush scarfs are super soft, feature faux fur with a thick pile and are lined for extra warmth.

Fastened by looping pompom ends, there are no tricky knots to tie and always look great they have been designed to be worn under or overcoats. 

The Voyager Kids Scarfs come in a choice of six colours and are aimed at kids from 3 to 10 years old and look great with their Kids Artic Cub Hats featured below. 

The Voyager Kids Scarf from Little Hotdog Watson here. 

Kids Artic Cub Hats, Little Hotdog Watson

Gifts for kids Panda Pop Yellow Side
Credit – Little Hotdog Watson


For a funky new hat for your little one, we adore the award-winning Kids Artic Cub Hats. 

They come in a whole host of designs from Pandas to Bananas, Gold to Camo there is something for every taste. 

Each features an outer water-resistant cotton fabric and a Thinsulate© lightweight yet warm and soft lining.

Designed with faux fur lined ear flaps can be worn securely fastened under the chin with soft touch children’s velcro or can be worn up, to adapt to changing weather. 

They are also trimmed with reflective piping to make your little one more visible on those darker winter days and come in sizes from birth to 10 years. 

The Kids Artic Cub Hats is available from Little Hotdog Watson here. 

PLAYin Choc’s ToyChoc Boxes 

ifts for 3 to 5 year olds PLAYin CHOC Christmas Gift Set
Credit PLAYin Choc

Like to get the little ones something sweet along with a toy at Christmas check out the 2 in 1 PLAYin Choc’s Toy Choc Boxes.

Eco-friendly, the ToyChoc boxes contain 2 allergen-free organic chocolates, a 3D Christmas card puzzle toy to build and an Xmas fun fact card to teach them about the world around them. 

As with all PLAYin Choc’s products the toys and packaging are fully free from plastic and the chocolate is dairy, nut and gluten-free. 

The ToyChoc boxes are available in different themes including Christmas and in larger multi-packs as a great alternative to selection boxes.

PLAYin Choc’s ToyChoc Boxes  are available to purchase here.

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