Since my youngest is 4 years old and it’s his last year in preschool I thought a post about gift ideas for preschoolers would be a great idea. Many of the items in this gift ideas list we own or have had our eye on from a long time.
Our most recent purchase was a small train table this Summer at a garage sale since Lil’ Red loves cars and trains much more then his older brothers. I didn’t want to pay full price for something he might outgrow in a few years since he is the youngest child. I also was looking for a smaller train table since our house is small.
My uncle had a friend that was moving and giving their kid’s kitchen away so we ended up with this super cool kitchen for free! Since we have four children we have actually owned a couple of kitchens in our years of having a preschooler. The kitchen that we currently own is called Little Tikes Super Chef Kitchen. I have been served soup, desserts, and many other dishes from this kitchen over the course of the last year or two! Of course if you own a kitchen you must have some plastic play food to go along with it!
When Big Red was younger and the diaper companies had points and rewards programs we saved enough points to cash in and get a grocery cart. Boy has that Little Tikes Shopping Cart had a lot of miles on it but it has held up very well!
If your child likes to be active outdoors then I would highly recommend a car or bike that fits your smaller child. We have owned carious tricycles and Cozy Coupes over the years but a Strider Bike would be awesome to own! We even own my husband very old “worm” scoot along toy from his childhood but it is definitely on it’s last legs.
Since it’s Winter time I would suggest some outdoor toys like a house to play in like Step2 Neat and Tidy II Playhouse or a nice sled for your child to enjoy. So I have to be honest and tell you how we got our playhouse. Back when the playhouses were running $250-$400 I was driving to my mother-in-laws house and saw one being put out in the trash! Someone had moved and they were not hauling the playhouse house to their new home. So I loaded up the pieces in my van and took it home! Another item is a smaller sled for your child if you live in a climate that gets snow.
We have a wide enough front porch for a nice play ares so we have added a sandbox and a tool workbench. It’s nice for Lil’ Red to go outside and play on a warm day. The sandbox was another rescue from the trash and the toolbench was $1 at a garage sale. What can I say we are uber frugal! It’s about time to find another sandbox since the lid is cracked and we do not want stray cats to get in it!
Maybe your child likes to play games like the big kids and needs his own board game? We were given The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game and The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel book for review as part of our Homeschool Holiday Gift Guide from Educational Insights. I am not opening this item till Christmas so that Lil’ Red has a fun surprise under the Christmas tree.
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So you see there are many gift ideas for preschoolers that can definitely range in price but if you keep your eyes and ears open you will find a great deal this holiday season!