I often get asked about Birthday gift ideas for ages 1 - 3 years so I thought I'd write about what I think are the ultimate gifts you can get at this age. It's always hard to know what to get and I could have done with this list over the last few years so I hope it's of some help. They are slightly more expensive, bigger purchases than your average small gift but I will try and do another post at some point on smaller gift ideas (such as duplo and brio). I always find getting family to all chip in on the bigger expensive items works well, also the less crap you can add to your home the better right! Top of our list of recommendations are a teepee, play kitchen and ball pit. What's also a good idea is all the stuff that goes with the big gifts can be gifted from the rest of your family and friends. e.g. A play kitchen - get friends to give the cheaper baking and vegetable sets to go with it.
Here are our top ideas for birthday gifts, I've tried to include a variety of budgets. Click the images and links to shop them....
Main Image at top: Playhouse Desk by Kutikai from Olive Loves Alfie, £457. Cutest desk ever, The chimney can store crayons. Age 2+
1. Ball Pit by Mini Be from The Modern Nursery, £125. Great for age 1+
2. Handmade Wooden Play Kitchen from Little Goldie. £155. Love the yellow colour. Age 18 months+
3. Vintage Style Wicker Dolls Pram from Little Goldie, £115. Utterly gorgeous. Age 1+
4. Grid Print Teepee by Wildfire Teepees, £135. The best teepee around - use inside and outside for hours of fun. Get a playmat and beanbag as extras for inside it too. Age 1+
5. Duktig Play Kitchen by Ikea, £59. Such great value for money and looks fab too, encourage role play with this great little kitchen. Plus get all the extras to go with it like a cash register, pots and pans. Age 18 months+. Also check out Great Little Trading Company for more colourful option play kitchens
6. Luggy Pull-Along Basket by Olli Ella from Little Goldie, £39. 4 colours to pick from. Little ones love lugging things around. Age 2+
8. Playhouse by Nobodinoz from This Modern Life, £150. The perfect den to hideaway and let your imagination run wild inside and out. Age 1+
9. Playtent by Ferm Living from This Modern Life, £119. Folds away easily. Age 1+
10. Kids Stroller by Pimp my Stroller, £49.99. Super selection of prints to pick from. These strollers are always a success for boys and girls. Age 1+
11. Kids Gallery Bookcase by Great Little Trading Company, £85. Finn has this in his room and it's such a great way to display and pick books to read together every night. Age 1+
12. Art Easel by Melissa & Doug from Amazon, £60. Chalk one side and white board the other. Plus you can clip on sheets of paper to paint on and bring out the little artist in your little one. This has been one of the most used presents in our house. Age 2+