Gift ideas for preschoolers from The Works

Talitha and Ophelia’s stocking fillers “from Santa Claus” are all sorted now. It’s good to get that out of the way. I have an idea of what to get them from us but haven’t settled that yet. I know, time is a-ticking. I always find that I lose inspiration when under pressure, especially in I’m buying gifts for children who aren’t the same age as my own. So I’ve put together a brief list of gift ideas from The Works for anyone buying something for a preschooler.

1. Bead Set
These are melty beads in the style of Hama beads. You use them to make a design on a pegboard, iron them and they fuse together. Talitha has been obsessed with them since she was just gone two. At £4.99 for 5500 beads, they’re incredibly cheap.

2. Sock Friends
Under-fives seem to universally love puppets. With this set, your child can have fun making her own sock puppets. I love that kits take all the fuss out of having to find bits and pieces for your craft.

3. Tiny Tots My First Shoe Book
This looks like such a cute little book for the child learning to tie laces. Talitha doesn’t actually have any shoes with laces, funnily enough, but I’m sure she’d still have fun with this. She’s fascinated by me lacing and tying mine.

4. 2 in 1 Magnetic Chalkboard And Whiteboard
This would be a great addition to a busy bag, I reckon. There are so many possibilities, so many combinations of shapes and pictures for little ones to tell their own stories.

5. Gruffalo and Friends CD Boxset
We don’t own all these books but we’ve read them all either at the library or at someone else’s house and they are dearly loved. Who hasn’t fallen under Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s spell? We’re at prime audio book listening time. When my three-and-a-half-year-old needs some down time, she loves curling up on the sofa and asking me to put a story on.

6. Kids Big Bag Of Craft

A kit like this would be such a big hit here. In fact, we have a similar box that arrives each month for a craft project we participate in and her eyes grow wide with it. Of course, you could supply ideas or look for a craft on Pinterest but any child would being let loose on a box like this to see where their creativity leads them.

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