Christmas is fast approaching and just in case you’re in need of a little inspiration I’m putting together a number of gift guides over the coming weeks. This first one is for any 3-5yr old girls in your life, whether it’s your daughter, a niece, a granddaughter or a friend’s child. I’ve included items in a wide range of price brackets so that you should be able to find something here no matter what you’re budget.

Struggling for idea's this Christmas? Look no further, this ultimate Christmas gift guide has everything you need for 3-5yr old girls, no matter what your budget ...

£10 and under

Snazaroo Face Paint Kit*

Snazaroo face paint kitThese little kits make great stocking fillers. They come with three colours, a brush and a sponge and an easy to follow guide to recreate the look on the front. There are so many different kits, you’re sure to find something for everyone but I think the Snow Fairy and Snowman ones would be perfect for Christmas. At £2.99 direct from Snazaroo they certainly won’t break the bank either.


GoobandsSlime seems to be all the rage at the minute but a lot of it tends to be aimed more towards boys. These Goobands have a more universal feel to them. You get a small plastic tub with brightly coloured slime inside and a silicone wristband in a matching colour. At £3.99 they make a great little stocking filler and there are loads of different ranges and colours to chose from, including rainbow and glittery slime. They can be purchased in store at Smyths Toys.

Itty Bittys*

Christmas Itty BittysI love these little teddies from Hallmark and mentioned their super hero girls range in a previous gift guide for 3yr olds. Just in time for Christmas they are introducing a new Christmas range with Disney and Star Wars characters. They’re currently £6 each on Amazon. We have the Minnie and Mickey Mouse ones but the Chewbacca and Yoda ones are equally cute.

Sylvanian Families Carry Case*

5199 Sylvanian Baby Carry Case (Bear on Rocking Horse)Slyvanian Families are iconic, and for good reason. In this cute carry case series you get one baby animal and an accessory inside their own little case with a carry handle. I love this baby bear on a rocking horse but you can get loads of different ones, including a puppy and a slide, a kitten in a cradle and a baby squirrel in a car. At £6.99 each on Amazon they’re a great way to start off a collection or add to an existing one.


Magical Unicorn ShrinkiesCan anyone else remember these from their childhood? Just in case you can’t, let me fill you in. They start off as sheets of pictures for your child to colour in, then you cut them out and place them in the oven and watch as they magically shrink and thicken. When they come out of the oven they are like hard pieces of plastic which you can then turn into badges, keyrings, jewellery etc. There are so many different designs you can get on Amazon, all priced at £10 or less. I particularly love the unicorn set and the wiggly eyed bugs set.


My daughter loves shopkins and as long as you’re not bothered about having the absolutely latest set you can usually pick up a pack of 12 for under £10. This World Vacation set is great value at £9.99 with 12 shopkins and a balcony room for storage.


Medical Carrycase

I think every home has to have one of these sets in at some point. Whenever any of us are poorly or hurt L has taken to calling herself the Doctor and making us better so I think this is the perfect little role playing set and it all comes inside it’s own case for easy storage. At £9.95 this Medical Carrycase ticks all the right boxes.



My Fairy Garden*

My Fairy GardenThese beautiful kits have really taken off in the past year and it’s not hard to see why. Not only does it get children involved in growing their own garden it comes with some super cute accessories and looks totally adorable. This particular kit comes with a fairy house, a toadstool and mouse, some colourful gravel for the garden path, a shell for a water feature, a fairy, a washing line and even some tiny flowers. Not only is is beautiful but I think it’s pretty reasonably priced too. At the time of writing you can purchase this one from for £12.99 (usually £14.99).


tedroomsI only recently discovered Tedrooms on Instagram and now I’m a big fan. It’s a cute little case with a metal handle and clasp and when you open it up it becomes a bedroom for a teddy. Inside each case you get a teddy (they do bunnies, unicorns, bears and more) lying on a handmade mattress with matching pillow, sheet and quilt and a little window scene with matching curtains. You can get them in different sizes with different patterned cases and prices range from around £12-20 plus postage. These are only available through the Tedrooms Instagram page where you can contact Linda (the creator) directly.

Sands Alive*

sands aliveI love this stuff. My son had a similar style of product when he was younger but the tray was really shallow and it used to go everywhere so I’ve been reluctant to buy any more. I recently got to try out this stuff though and its amazing. It’s super soft and the tray is nice and deep to keep everything contained. The moulds work really well and I was impressed with the detail you can get on the animals. It’s also completely natural and doesn’t leave your hands with that awful plasticine smell. There are loads of different sets you can get ranging from £7-25. This particular animal set usually retails at £22.99 but at the time of writing it was on sale on Amazon for £14.98.

Pitter Patter Pets Happy Hopping Bunny

Happy Hoppy BunnyI was lucky enough to win one of these at BlogOn back in September and my 3yr old absolutely loves it. It hops along, twitches its nose, raises its ears and makes a really cute little squeak. It’s totally adorable and sure to be a hit. This one usually retails at £20 but at the time of writing is on offer for £12 from The Entertainer.


ELC Cash Register

All kids love playing shop and this great till comes with a scanner, chip and pin machine, play food and play money. It retails at £25 but at the time of writing it’s on offer on Amazon for £18.17.

Unicorn Mug and Plush*

unicorn mug and plushI love gifts that can be personalised in some way and this beautiful unicorn mug can be personalised with your child’s name and also comes with a soft unicorn plush. What’s not to love? You can pick this one up from for £16.99.

Sylvanian Families Sky Ride Set*

Sky_Ride_AdventureIf you’re wanting to add to an existing Sylvanian collection this sky ride set is gorgeous. It’s so different to a lot of kids toys out there and will really capture the imagination. Although it doesn’t come with any figures (they have to be purchased separately), you do get a lovely little picnic set that fits into the back. The Skyride can fit two adult figures and one baby and is compatible with the Starry Point Lighthouse Set. The Sky Ride retails at £22.99 but at the time of writing is on offer on Amazon for £18.39.

Pitter Patter Pets Rabbit Run Playset*

Run Rabbit playsetThis little set is great for two reasons. One, you get three cute battery operated rabbits, all with their own beds and carrots. Two, the box it comes in opens out into a playset for the rabbits to run around, including a tunnel for them to zoom through between to the two sides. Then, at the end of the day, it all folds back together into a box for it to be stored away neatly. This is a winning formula for me, the amount of cardboard we try to squeeze into our recycling bin at Christmas is ridiculous, and then trying to find a place to store all the bits that come with each set without parts being lost can be a nightmare. This set usually retails at £25 but at the time of writing you can get it for half price from The Entertainer. £12.50 is a complete bargain!

Giant Unicorn Light*

The love of all things unicorn is still going strong and the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. I absolutely love this Unicorn Light. It gives off a soft glow that makes it perfect for a nightlight, or just to enjoy, and it phases through a series of 7 different colours. What little girl wouldn’t love one of these lighting up their room? At the time of posting this light was on for £24.99.



Leapfrog Read With Me Violet or Scout*

LeapFrog, Read With Me Scout & VioletLeapfrog always create amazing toys and I’ve never been disappointed with one yet. My daughter was bought a My Pal Violet her first Christmas and she still plays with it now. She is growing out of it a bit though and the Read With Me Violet is the perfect follow-on. This great toy can actually read to your child from the five books provided and will ask them questions as they go to help them learn what they are reading. You can pat the dog’s head to answer questions or kiss the cheeks and press the paws for songs and other interactions. Available as either Violet or Scout this is another gift that is sure to be a winner. Read With Me Violet retails for around £29.99 but at the time of writing can be purchased from Amazon for £22.48.

Despicable Me 3 RC Inflatable Fluffy*

Despicable Me 3 RC Inflatable FluffyYes, I know, another unicorn. What can I say, I’m obsessed. Last year the Christmas presents that got the most playtime were a Darth Vader and BB8 RC Inflatable. They were bought for my son but my daughter thought they were hilarious and played with them just as much. This year they’ve brought out another one, and who can resist Fluffy from Despicable Me 3? I know L is going to have great fun racing this round the living room on Christmas morning. Fluffy retails at £29.99 but is currently on offer at The Entertainer for £14.99!

LEGO Juniors Mia’s Vet Clinic

The Juniors range of LEGO is fantastic. Before it was always a big jump up from Duplo to regular Lego but this range helps make that transition. The pieces are all compatible with regular LEGO but the sets are a little easier to put together. L got a couple of sets for her birthday and loves them so I think we’ll be expanding her collection this Christmas. This Vet Clinic with the little animal ambulance and grooming station is really cute and currently selling for £32.50.

Lottie Pony Club Doll & Pony Playset*

I think everyone has heard of Lottie dolls by now, but if not let me fill you in. They are an award winning collection of dolls designed to encourage children to be themselves and to be imaginative and creative. We already have the Muddy Puddles and Rockabilly dolls and my daughter loves them. The standard dolls are around £18.99 but they’ve now started adding some playsets to the range. I love this one with the pony included which is currently on Amazon for £32.99.

Playmobil Large City Zoo

We have a number of Playmobil sets in our house and they have more than stood the test of time and been put through their paces. L received the Take Along Dolls House last Christmas and it’s amazing, she plays with it all the time. I’ve been looking at sets to expand her collection and this Zoo one is perfect. There are so many amazing little elements to this set (aside from the 15 animals), such as a baby in a pram and a gift shop selling balloons and stuffed animals. It retails at £49.99 but Amazon have it on offer for £41.99.



Flower Fairy Snuggle Sac*

Snuggle SacSnuggle Sacs are great for so many occasions, whether cuddled up on the couch watching a film on a lazy Sunday, having a sleepover, resting downstairs when poorly, or just making bedtime more fun. With super soft fleece on the outside and 100% cotton on the inside, these things are super cozy and comfortable. You can even slide a pillow into the top bit for added comfort. And to top it all off, not only does it look great (you can get a range of different designs) but it can be machine washed and tumble-dried. These are available from Room To Grow for £50.

Vtech Kidizoom Duo Camera

My son had the original version of this when he was younger and loved it. L has just reached that age now where she is fascinated by taking pictures and always wants to use my phone. One of these would be perfect for her (and I won’t need to worry about my phone!). Not only does it have a front and back camera, it also has a few games and a photo editor too. It usually retails at £52.99 but at the time of writing was on offer on Amazon for £48.99. If you’re happy with a blue version though, that one’s on offer for £29.06!

Hatchimals Surprise

Hatchimals were a big hit last Christmas and the surprise eggs are set to be another hit this year. With these ones you get twins but you won’t know which ones until the egg hatches. You ‘raise’ the twins and they grow up as you interact with them, they also interact with each other and play games and dance. They retail at £74.99 but at the time of writing were on Amazon for £54.49. This is one to order quickly before they sell out like last year.

Little Tikes Cook ‘n Store Kitchen

All kids love playing with kitchen sets and I know L would love a play kitchen. We’ve never bought one in the past purely because we just don’t have the room for one. But, I’ve just discovered this one from Little Tikes that actually folds up when not in use and I love it. What a great idea. This one retails at £59.99 but is currently on Amazon for £54.99.


Alpine Dollhouse

This dollhouse is absolutely beautiful. Unlike some other models it comes fully furnished with 30 pieces of furniture and a family of four. One of my favourite features is the addition of a garden when it’s all opened out. I’m sure any little girl would be happy with this. At the time of writing this Dollhouse was £79.99.



Disclaimer – Items with (*) were gifted in exchange for inclusion in this guide but I only accepted items that I would personally choose to buy, all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links in accordance with my disclosure policy

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31 thoughts on “The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for 3-5yr Old Girls

  1. Oooh I love Tedbeds! Have also just discovered! They are so cute!

    Posted on 8 November, 2017 at 7:43 am
  2. I have a 5 year old and loved your round up of ideas, definitely some new products here that I haven’t seen before

    Posted on 8 November, 2017 at 9:02 pm
  3. I love all of these! Bobsy is nearly 2 so a bit young for some of them. I can’t wait for pretty girl things though! #Coolmumclub

    Posted on 9 November, 2017 at 1:42 pm
  4. Wow – we have a 3 year old and a 5 year old girl and even I got some inspo for this post – maybe they don’t have everything! 😉

    I’ve already got a hatchimal tucked away and my girls would love the teddy in a case.
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    Posted on 9 November, 2017 at 7:27 pm
  5. So many great ideas here! My daughter (6) was given a Fairy Garden a few months ago and she loved putitng it together and then tending it to make sure it had enough water. #coolmumclub
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    Posted on 10 November, 2017 at 1:21 pm
  6. This s such a useful guide as my children are grown and I’m out of touch for the children of the family! x #TheListLinky
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    Posted on 10 November, 2017 at 3:37 pm
  7. Oooh there are some fab ideas here! My daughter is three and would love quite a few of these, and actually is getting the kidizoom camera from her grandparents, after attempting to use my dslr the other week! x #TheListLinky

    Posted on 10 November, 2017 at 7:35 pm
  8. Thank you so much for including the Hopping Bunny! My son loves rabbits and I’d been on the look out for something like this! Some really great ideas here 🙂

    Posted on 12 November, 2017 at 7:46 am
  9. Brilliant gift guide. You have selected some really good gifts. My little girl would love pretty much everything on here. Especially the Shopkins, kitchen and dollhouse. #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 7:41 am
  10. Wow such a fabulous list! So many things to like on here. I love that unicorn light, I’m very tempted by that! Also the camera is a really cool gift. #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 8:41 am
  11. I love the Tedrooms set! I think little girls would absolutely love that. I’m tempted by the inflatable unicorn, just because it’s a unicorn and on offer 🙂 #FamilyFunlinky

    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 8:54 am
  12. great list. i’m going to pick up a doctors set for the Boo this Christmas. that one looks great

    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  13. Brilliant ideas! Love the wide selection, everyone can choose something from here. #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 2:11 pm
  14. Lovely ideas and I especially love the ted rooms. My daughter is five and would be happy with any of these at Christmas #familyfun
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    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 2:34 pm
  15. What a great collection…we are huge play mobil fans (twins got the tree house for their birthday today and love it), and I’m intrigued by the goo bands!! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  16. I have a 4 and 5 year old niece so this is quite handy! Thank you.
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    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 8:17 pm
  17. I love that there are some things suitable for boys in here too. Lovely ideas. I’ll be checking out your other guides as I’m struggling for ideas this year. #familyfun

    Posted on 13 November, 2017 at 9:15 pm
  18. I never heard of them goo bands before bur definitely something my boys would love. Anything that is sticky abd disgusting will always be a hit, lol X. #thechristmaslinky
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    Posted on 14 November, 2017 at 11:12 am
  19. Some brilliant ideas here and I love how you’ve categorised them in price order. I used to love Slyvanian Families when I was little but it is so hard to spell 😉 #familyfun

    Posted on 14 November, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  20. What a great selection of gifts! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 14 November, 2017 at 1:32 pm
  21. There are a few things mentioned here that are on my mind for my eldest. #coolmumclub
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    Posted on 14 November, 2017 at 5:43 pm
  22. I may not have a 3-5 year-old daughter yet, but you’ve reminded me the fun my son had with a medical case so it’s on my list to get him! Wahhhhhh roll on Christmas! #FamilyFunLinky

    Posted on 15 November, 2017 at 8:55 am
  23. My daughter is 8 and she would love at least half of these! I think it’s easier with girls because they like stuff young and then just keep liking it!


    Posted on 15 November, 2017 at 1:35 pm
  24. Great guide! Taylor has just got into lego, so there’s lots of this on her list this year. I think she’d also love the sylvanian families – and of course I would for old time’s sake! #coolmumclub x

    Posted on 15 November, 2017 at 10:30 pm
  25. You have some great suggestions here, thank you. My favourite for my granddaughter is the fairy garden. It looks gorgeous.

    Posted on 16 November, 2017 at 6:24 am
  26. BB is 6 but would still love a lot of these – Read With Me Violet is a fave in our house! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 17 November, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  27. Oh yes I remember shrinkles. I spent many a happy sunday afternoon doing these as a kid. Im afraid there is no way I could possibly buy my niece goo. My brother would disown me. #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 19 November, 2017 at 10:52 pm
  28. Someday, and that may not be today, I will understand shopkins??? Until then, Great list! xoxo #familyfun TY!
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    Posted on 20 November, 2017 at 12:04 pm
  29. Great – I remembered about this post when both my Mum and hubby’s Mum have been asking me about what to get the girls – now have given them some ideas thanks to yiy – love the ted rooms and also the sand alive stuff xx

    Posted on 26 November, 2017 at 9:16 pm
  30. Great suggestions, the Vtech camera is really good, we have the blue version and the kids love making little videos and taking photos with it. #thechristmaslinky
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    Posted on 28 November, 2017 at 6:48 pm
  31. There are such great presents in this guide, my 3.5 year old would absolutely love the rabbit run – actually, I think she’d adore most of the gifts in this guide! #thechristmaslinky

    Posted on 17 December, 2017 at 4:02 pm