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Toys for 3-Year-Olds that cost less than €15

Toys for 3-Year-Olds that cost less than €15

Earlier this week, I received a facebook message from a mum who was looking for some present suggestions for her three and a half year old son. She is looking to spend between €10 and €15. Every little person is different and I don’t know this little boy. I don’t know whether he can sit still for 10 minutes or if he’d struggle with that. I don’t know if he prefers active play over craft time or whether he loves both equally. So, here are some suggestions that should cover quite a few of the different types of pre-school boys (hopefully!)

For a boy who likes hammering!:

My First Hammer Tap Tap is a peg board that comes with shapes with pins at the back of them. Your child needs to hammer them into the board. Sample designs are provided or they can make their own pictures.

My First Hammer Tap Tap from SES Creative

For a boy who loves pretending:

I’d recommend the Wooden Kaleidoscope Camera. They will have great fun looking through the lense and pretending to take pictures.

Wooden kaleidoscope camera


For a boy who loves games:

This Pigs in a Blanket Game costs less than €15 and is great fun for this age group. If you want to keep your budget, you could pair it with another game like the Crocodile Snap Game.

Orchard Toys - Pigs in Blankets


For a boy who likes dressing up and make-believe:

I have two fancy dress costumes that would fit a boy this age. The first is the Melissa and Doug Race Car Driver which is currently less than half price (now €14.99) but is missing the steering wheel. The second is a Knight’s Costume, which is also reduced (to €14.99)


For a boy who likes ‘science’ and wonder:

These spinning tops are great to watch and by the time your child is 3 or 4 they should be able to do the pumping action to make them spin.. I think these kinds of children would also love Glow in the Dark Stars for their bedroom

Spinning Top/Humming Top

Glow in the Dark Stars - Wonder Stars


For a boy that likes jigsaws:

This Farm Animal Tactile Puzzle has 20 pieces in it. Every three year old differs, for some 20 pieces might be hard but for others it might be too easy. If you are buying as a gift, maybe check with a parent first. They might be able to manage this 36 piece Panoramic Jungle Floor Puzzle.

Janod - Farm Animals 20-piece Tactile Puzzle


For an outdoor type of boy:

A Pocket Kite (€7) and A Jar of Marbles (€8.50)

Pocket Kite

Pocket Kite


For a boy who likes Arts and Crafts:

. I’d also recommend the Dinosaur Sticker Mosaics  or the Funny Faces Book. These books cost less than €15, so you might want to pair it up with something else, like the Water Reveal Farm Book.

Galt Funny Faces Sticker Book



Great, I hope my customer can find something from these suggestions that her little boy will love. Obviously, these toys would be great for little girls too, but I’ve focused on little boys since that was the question I was given. Click on this link to see my full range of toys that suit children approx 3-5 years old as maybe you’ll find something else that suits your child better or perhaps you would prefer buy 3- 5 smaller toys from my pocket money range to fit your budget.

Have fun!

xx Suzie

PS. If you liked this blog, you might enjoy these similar blog posts with birthday present ideas for 2-year-olds too or 7 quiet activities for 3-year-olds.

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