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Buyers Guide: The Best Toys and Gifts for age 3 Years and Upwards

From around the age of three and onwards your little one will really start to let their independence shine through. This is a great time to nurture their growing curiosity and introduce them to toys that spark an interest in imaginative play

Let their creativity run wild as they get lost in a world of immersive adventures with these top picks to inspire and delight little learners. 

Our beautiful, premium wooden toys are full of traditional charm, handcrafted by skilled toymakers using sustainable resources and built to last, for a lifetime of play. 

Pretend Play

Create the perfect set up for roleplay fun with our award winning range of cooking themed toys and accessories.  Budding young chefs and dinky Delia’s will simply adore these exciting, interactive toys, ready and waiting for all their mini culinary adventures. 

Let’s start with the Honeybee Market. A wonderful way to encourage social skills and speech, this showstopper is a best seller and a firm favourite. Brimming with gorgeous features to explore, its ingenious design means that you get two toys for the price of one. On one side, a cute café, then simply turn it around to reveal a market style shop. Voila! 

We love the adorable vintage striped canopy which gives it a wonderful, nostalgic look.  And, to top it off, there's a reversible chalkboard, a bell for customers to ring for attention and a handy cotton shopping bag too. 

Don’t forget to stock up the shelves with our extensive range of wooden play food and storage crates, crammed full of fruit, veggies and other tasty treats. Take a peek. 

No trip to the market would be complete without this stylish wooden shopping trolley. An essential for stocking up the store cupboard, this adorable push along with its sweet pastel blue hues features two compartments, a storage shelf, plus a mini chalkboard to make their own shopping list, The handy fabric shopping bag makes a nice touch too.

Wakey, wakey! Start the day off the right way with this amazing Toaster Breakfast Set, a lovely little gift to aid scenario based play. Serve up a delicious feast with this super fun, spring loaded wooden toaster and co-ordinating play accessories, which include 2 slices of toast, a butter pat and a pot of jam. Yum. 

And, how about this sweet tea set. It’s the perfect accompaniment with its pretty polka dot design and sturdy wooden tray with carry handles. Little ones will adore playing host, acting out the art of tea making and entertaining their guests and soft toy friends.

We couldn’t talk about cooking themed toys without mentioning the Oxford Toy Kitchen. Thanks to its classic design, this beauty will never go out of style. Painted in a striking royal blue colourway, it’s certainly an eye-catching number, brimming with thoughtful details and delightful features. This stunner comes complete with a host of cooking utensils too. Budding little bakers will certainly relish conjuring up a host of tasty treats for all to enjoy. Now, if only it came in adult size.

Small World Play 

Enter a world of magical make believe with this stunning assortment of traditional wooden dollhouses, expertly crafted and lovingly designed by our team of talented toy makers. These very special toys transport little imaginations straight to a pretend play paradise.

Where do we start? With so many gorgeous styles and designs to choose from, there really is a dollhouse to suit everyone. From grand to miniature, elegant to modern, these are the stuff that childhood dreams are made of. 

Hand built from solid, renewable wood, take a look at the Palace Doll House, it’s bound to take their breath away with its grand scale, sitting proud over no less than five storeys or for the cute factor then how about The Sophie or Bluebird with their sweet cottage style designs complete with shutters and detailed illustrations. Sky House is a more contemporary affair. With a whitewashed exterior and pale blue flourishes, it simply oozes understated style. Take a look at the entire range. You'll be spoilt for choice. 

Petit designers can furnish their miniature mansions to their heart's content with our extensive array of furniture and accessories to create the perfect dream home. 

Imaginative Play 

Young car enthusiasts will zoom straight off on a highway adventure with this amazing Dino's Toy Garage.  It’s safe to say that this timeless classic is sure to make it onto any child's wish list, thanks to its cute colourful design and exciting components. With 3 storeys to discover, there’s spiral ramps, archways, a working lift and plenty of parking spaces to store mini vehicles. 

Or, how about it’s big cousin, Le Grand Garage. This showstopper is packed with even more play elements, including a helipad for any visiting VIPs. 

A great addition to our toy garages is this impressive Race Car Transporter.  Complete with 4 mini racers, this retro inspired truck makes a wonderful gift for busy little ones. A big hit is the realistic lowering mechanism that ensures the cars are loaded safely on board before they hit the road. 

For kiddies who love a theme, then how about the magnificent Barbarossa Pirate Ship? Set sail for swashbuckling adventures with this classic toy boat, painted in handsome hues of red and black and topped off with billowing fabric sails. From the crows nest to the spring loaded cannon and trap door, young captains will never tire of this truly one of a kind treasure. 

For a medieval fairy tale to remember, you can’t go wrong with this exquisite collection of castles and palaces. First up, the aptly named ‘My First Castle’ a feast for the eyes and hands, this classic toy will surely spark an interest in imaginative play. Sitting proudly in the kids room or playroom with it’s smart red turrets and flying flags, lower the drawbridge and let the battle commence. 

The Excalibur Castle is another fine example of high quality craftsmanship and good design. A gift to span generations, this toy certainly rules supreme. 

We hope you enjoyed our round up of unique, timeless gifts to delight any lucky little recipient.

For even more ideas, you can shop our full range of gorgeous timeless wooden treasures online. If you need further inspiration, why not get in touch with us and we’ll happily help you on your quest. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram too.

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