Christmas Gifts For 3 Year Olds Under £40

It’s tricky finding Christmas gifts for 3 year olds, there is just so much out there these days. What do you buy!? I’ve put together a list of perfect gifts for 3 year olds this Christmas. I try to cover a little bit of everything when gift buying and I’ve found some fantastic gifts for 3 year olds! I’ve found a toy, a book, Santa letter, costume & colouring book all under £40.

Christmas Gifts For 3 Year Olds

A Toy

My First Scalextric £39.99 is a great gift aimed at children 3+ that everyone can join in with. It’s a great way to get the whole family playing together in a friendly race. This is a great gift to introduce children into the world of Scalextric racing.


My first Scalextrics promotes Hand/Eye Coordination, Manual Dexterity, Risk-reward thinking, Face to face interaction, Three dimensional & Motor skill development.

christmas gifts for 3 year olds

Assembling the figure of 8 design is simple and comes apart easily for storing too. The set also comes with two rally cars and adjustable power hand-controllers. The cars & controllers are colour coded in red and yellow to match the chevrons on the circuit. Scalextrics Magnatraction technology helps to keep the cars on the track. My first scalextrics

The My First Scalextric is fully compatible with our Micro Scalextric range of sets and cars, allowing you to extend your track and add new cars too. A gift that can be added on to is always a bonus for us! Find out more here.

A Book

Next on the list of Christmas gifts for 3 year olds is fantastic personalised book from Dr Niamh . Find your Name in the Alphabet Train is available for £16.99 in soft back or hard back. I reviewed this book in full recently and I have to say it is definitely an ideal gift for Christmas.

Personalised Alphabet Book

Personalised books make lovely Christmas gifts for 3 year olds. Children benefit greatly from being read to and reading, personalised children’s books are read on average 9 times more than traditional books. Books like this encourage early learning and a passion for books.


The Find my name in the alphabet train book is available in soft or hardback. The story can be personalised with your child’s name, gender, skin & hair colour. The personalisation includes a personalised message printed on the last page, making this alphabet book extra special. I love that you can personalise the book, Izzy’s personalisation turned out great.

A Santa Letter

Lapland Mailroom have a fantastic Santa letter & Activity pack with free nice child certificate for £8.95. Nothing beats the magic of a letter arriving addressed to your little one from the big guy himself and Lapland Mailroom make it quick and easy to order one.


I’m running a giveaway in my Lapland Mailroom Santa Letter giveaway too so head HERE to find out more about Lapland Mailroom and enter for a chance to win one for free!

A Costume

All 3 year olds love to dress up & Pretend To Bee Have an amazing range of costumes. Costumes make perfect Christmas gifts for 3 year olds, helping them explore their imagination. Pretend to Bee’s Garnet Fairy Dress for £25 posted makes a gorgeous Christmas fairy outfit too and can be teamed up with a Santa hat. Izzy still prefers the headband though!

Garnet Fairy Dress From Pretend To Bee


Pretend To Bee also have this fantastic Deluxe Elf costume ! A boutique-quality novelty children’s Elf Costume, hand made with the best Fabrics and Trim. The costume includes a jacket, belt, trousers with boot covers and Hat for £19.95

Pretend to Bee - Elf costume

A Colouring Book

I think it’s always nice to add in a lovely colouring book at Christmas. When everything calms down it’s nice to just sit and colour. We found these fantastic Princess & Fairies Dress Up Masks book in Aldi for just £1.99! A bargain & so pretty!

Dress-Ups Masks

What do you think of my Christmas gift guide for 3 year olds? Which products to you like best?



Burnished Chaos


    These are great, I am going to look out for the colouring mask book for my granddaughter, she is really into her colouring at the moment #familyfun@_karendennis Karen, the next best thing to mummy recently posted...Review of animal alphabet booksMy Profile

    Karen, the next best thing to mummy | 7 years ago Reply

    Oh I love gift guides and gifts too! Fab selection and I really want to win the Santa letter:)

    Mainy | 7 years ago Reply

    I love the Scalextrix and the elf costume! We don't have any 3 year olds in the family, but I've got a niece and nephew who are both nearly 5 and another nephew who is 2, so these suggestions are still helpful! Sarah MumofThree World recently posted...October half-term – not going on holidayMy Profile

    Sarah MumofThree World | 7 years ago Reply

      They are great, aren't they! I tend to find anything 3+ is good until 5 or 6 years too 😊

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    OMG Scalextric!My kids would love that, my brother and I spent hours playing with our set as as kids!! Pickinguptoys recently posted...A First Bracelet With Ollie & LeilaMy Profile

    Pickinguptoys | 7 years ago Reply

    What a fab gift guide ! Love the scalectrix #FamilyFunLinky

    Lianne Freeman | 7 years ago Reply

    MY 3 year old is all about the cosumtes at the minute. She has worn one everyday so no doubt it will be on the Christmas list! I love that book too, I am certainly going to look into that for both my 2 and 3 year old. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

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    tammymum | 7 years ago Reply

      Costumes keep them so happy! The bool is great too 😊 Thanks for popping by x

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

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