Welcome to the fifth in our series of Christmas Gift Guides. If you missed our 0-1,Â 1-2, and 2-3 guides as well as our books and stockings guides, do check them out. Three to four year olds are at that wonderful preschool stage where their imaginations are really starting to take off, with an increasing amount of time being devoted to role play and small world. The skills that they’ve been building up such as fine motor skills, balancing, coordination and problem solving are strengthened with more challenging games and puzzles too. We’ve put together a mix of imaginative, playful buys to delight your curious preschooler…
HektikÂ Lucky Tiger sweatshirt, â‚¬39.50, Shak-Shuka. A multi-tasking unisex buy that can be dressed up or down and will certainly pass as a Christmas jumper too.
Muji Human Puzzle, Â£9.95. Bound to inspire plenty of conversations, this is a well designed educational yet very fun buy.
Plan Toys Green Eco Dolls House, Â£135, Ollie & Forbes. This eco-friendly delight teaches little one’s about sustainable living and comes complete with furniture too..
Villa Carton Spencer and Super Spencer flip doll, Â£12.99, Toyella. Love, love, love these twin dolls which your child just flips over to enjoy mild-mannered Spencer on one side or superhero Spencer on the other.
Children’s electric guitar, Â£79, Hedgehog. For the serious mini music enthusiast, it has 10-step sound control as well as an amplifier.
Fagus Pallet Truck, â‚¬49, Nomad In Paris. Beautifully crafted with no screws, nails, or staples, it includes three figurines, blocks for transporting and building, as well as a stacking box for sand and gravel.
Mini Micro Scooter Limited Editions available in 9 colourways, Â£59.95. A permanent BG favourite, this is the best scooter hands down for preschoolers.
Djeco Foxy Table Top Kitchen, Â£28, Little Citizens Boutique. A space-saving, deliciously retro inspired design which includes the accessories shown.
Medieval queen and king with crown dressing up outfits, Â£32-Â£34.99, Honeyjam. Perfect for power hungry and fairy tale loving adventurers.
New Classic Toys wooden tool set, Â£32, Home and Kids. This 12-piece set has been crafted with fantastic attention to detail for mini DIY buffs.
Hape Stormy Seas game, Â£26.99, Daisy Daisy. Stack the items on the boat to balance it before everything goes overboard in the storm.
Plan Toys Babipur, Â£14.99, Babipur. A 15-piece set that teaches children about the different stages of plant growth in a fun and engaging way.
Little Campers ‘Hold Your Horses’ teepee, Â£195, in store at Heals and online at Field Candy. This luxe vintage styled delight with its nostalgic fairground design is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and is weatherproof too.
Garage and Car playset, Â£32, Cox and Cox. Complete with carry case that doubles as a car garage plus four magnetic wooden vehicles, this is wonderfully adaptable role play gear.
Pustefix Anti-Leak Bubble Bucket, â‚¬18.95, Shak-Shuka. A bubble bucket that doesn’t spill along with superior bubble mixture? Love it!
Janod Kubix Marble Run, Â£32, AlexandAlexa. A classic game with a fresh design that’s made to last, this kit has 45 pieces for hours (and years) of fun.
Parents Draw and Splash Markers, Â£9.95, Hop Toy Shop. Good, clean yet messy fun with this set of 6 bath markers.
Hungry Little Minds yellow terry jumpsuit delight by Danish label Alba Baby, Â£33, Yellow Lolly. Brings flash cards and building blocks together to teach the fundamentals of design and architecture.
Wood Campers for La Marielle Edition puzzle and cardboard suitcase, Â£14.90, Bimbily. 54 pieces featuring fun animal friends in a classroom, all packed into an equally gorgeous carry case.
Skylta cardboard market stand, Â£10, in store Ikea. Role play fun for your budding entrepreneur and easy to customise.