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Gift Ideas for 3 Year-Olds

Monday

My eldest son is turning 3 years old this month. Truly, time goes by so fast. He went from a baby to a big, sweet (and hyper) boy, who is also a good helper.  I still remember when I was pregnant with him. It was different than with my second child because I was actually pregnant not only with my eldest, but with another one as well. I also remember Brent’s facial expression when I shared the news with him. His jaw dropped and he couldn’t talk for a few seconds. Haha! I wasn’t familiar with the type of pregnancy I had until I experienced it myself. It was called Vanishing Twin Syndrome. Even though we went through that, God has always been good to Brent and to me. He is always there for us, helping raise our children. If you have met my eldest, he is sweet, although he can be very active (He has so much energy!). As some people say, boys will be boys. 😉 Here are a few gift ideas for 3 year-old toddlers that you will want to check out.

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ONE Waterfall Discovery Wall

My kids totally love water! I think this is something we would like to consider getting him, especially now that winter is over, and he and his brother can play outside.

TWO Play-doh

My son loves to play with this together. He requests for us to make snakes or alligators, while his little brother only requests for a ball.

THREE Play-mags

Another cool thing to check out is this magnetic toy, where you can build towers and other structures. I saw this on a playdate with a friend and my son loves it.

FOUR Magnetic Letters and Numbers

They got this last year and I use this mostly when I’m trying to cook. I let them play with these on the fridge door while I cook.

FIVE Books (Harold and the purple crayon)

Books are always a great gift idea. My eldest loves storytime, which I’m so happy about because I’m not into books. 😉 Here’s a book he got from his cousin. He loves this book because of its creative story.

SIX Water Paint Reveal Pads 

No-mess painting for toddlers! I first heard about this from a friend who suggested I get it for my travel to the Philippines. I didn’t have the chance to get one, but it’s a good thing Korea Airlines offered a similar item for our kids in the plane. They totally LOVED it!

SEVEN Magnetic Wooden Block Set 

I think this is good toy to build their imaginations. I would like to have this for him!

EIGHT  Trampoline

My boys have this and they love it. It’s a good way for them to release their energy, and is better than having them from jumping on the bed and sofa 😉

Do you have any gift ideas you like to give for a toddler? I’d love to hear them. :)

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Spring is here! I’m glad I was able to stay in the Philippine tropical weather for almost two months instead of dealing with the cold weather in Houston during January and February. Although, I still whine to my husband about feeling cold in the 76-degree weather we have right now. Looking back, our trip helped me be more grateful to have a shower with hot water, faucets with hot water, good warm clothes, etc. Even though the Philippines is a tropical country, our water for taking a shower is cold. It’s not common to have hot water for showers. What we normally do is use a kettle to heat up the cold water. Then, we pour it into a bucket. Otherwise, we just deal with it and take a cold shower. Ha! Something to think about when I’m whiny about the cold season. 😉

By the way, here’s a style shoot I did in the Philippines wearing Primavera Geo Midi Skirt of 5 Minutes. I matched it with a J.crew ¾ striped top that I got from a thrift store. I listed a striped top, patterned skirt, and pretty sandals that you might want to check out for spring styles.

 

Photo by Vineyard Studios

Special thanks to Alen Diaz

 

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Hello Island Mama is a makeup, DIY, design, and lifestyle blog by Em Smith. She is the mother of two boys and a wife, who loves to inspire and encourage others through her works and stories. Originally from the Philippines.

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