My daughter is turning four in a couple of weeks – I can’t believe how quickly time has flown. How has it been a year since her last birthday? I am beginning to get organised when it comes to buying her a few bits and pieces and I thought I would share with you some gift ideas for a four year old just in case they help you out too. I have kept everything well under £25 as I don’t believe that spending big bucks is guaranteed to get a gift they will enjoy and actually play with (quite the opposite as I have found to my dismay!).
|24 Piece Toy Story Mega Dough set* – my daughter loves Toy Story and Playdoh so this ticks a lot of boxes. I love how it also comes with tools/cutters so it’s got everything she needs to get playing right away. I have to confess I have been a bit anxious about her playing with Playdoh in the past as it can get messy (picking it out of carpets is not my idea of fun) but I am beginning to trust her to keep it all on the table finally! I was surprised by how affordable this set us – usually everything Disney-related is extortionate.
|Magnetic Tiles* – I confess that we already have a set of these, but I would like to buy some more so that she can build even taller tiles and more elaborate houses. These have been a big hit, even with her little brother when he was a baby – they are the kind of toy that you can get years worth of fun out of.
|Lion King Top Trumps game* – another film she is really into at the moment is The Lion King. She is also beginning to get into playing board games so this sounds like great fun.
|Galt Rainbow Lab Kit* – we have recently done some ‘volcano’ experiments which she has been fascinated by, so I was excited to stumble across this science kit – looking forward to doing some more fun experiments together.
|Marble Run* – my daughter has always enjoyed building things so this sounds fab. Not going to lie, the amount of individual pieces is making me anxious when I think about the potential mess so this would have to come with a stern ‘you must tidy up after’ warning! But it looks like a great way for her to use her creativity and who knows, perhaps help foster a future engineer?
Fingers crossed this post has helped you out when it comes to gift ideas for a four year old. I would love to hear if you have any toy recommendations when it comes to things your four year olds actually play with, rather than things that end up gathering dust.