Gift Guide: Christmas Gifts for a 3-5 Year Old 2022

by Bailey Bouwman

Got a 3-5 year old your shopping for this Christmas season? Your preschool aged kid likely has a very long list of things they think they want and have been influenced to want.

Sometimes there’s obvious gift ideas, but we hope that this preschool aged gift giving guide for Christmas inspires you to consider some fabulous products that will grow with your kids and become timeless essentials. If you have a new baby, check out Baby’s First Christmas Gift Giving Guide. 

Some of these items are only available in store. Visit us at Pine Centre Mall, we’re locally operated and sell a variety of products from maternity and beyond with gift ideas for kids up to age 5, and sometimes our kids clothing that goes into a 6-10 Year. We’re not just for babies, but for big kids too. 

Gift Ideas for your Preschool Aged Kid (3-5 Years)

Here’s a few ideas from your local baby and toy store in Prince George, BC - Nest & Sprout.

A Doll - Dinkum Dolls 

Everyone loves a doll, and we love Dinkum Dolls because they are hand crafted, soft and squishy, poseable, and you can purchase additional clothing and accessories for them. This is everything you want in a baby's first doll, or when looking for the perfect doll for your little. Unlike plastic dolls,these dolls are loveable and squishable. You might even find your little one curling into bed with them. 

Additional clothing, baby carriers, and accessories can be purchased for your Dinkum Doll. 

A New Pet - Dinkum Dogs 

If your child is more into pets, consider a Dinkum Dog. My daughter is not into dolls, but as a future farmer she is all about the animal. Dinkum Dogs, or any of the animals from Bunnies By The Bay make a fantastic loveable animal for your youngest to fall in love with this holiday season. 

Stroller / Wagon / Luggey

Let them push, pull, and explore the world with Olli Ella luggy or stroller/wagon this holiday season. These carts are easy to fill with wonderful gifts, or can make an exceptional playroom piece that inspires pretend play for years to come. 

Play Mats - Cars, Dinosaurs & More

These handcrafted mats made by So Handmade make fantastic travel companions, busy activities for restaurants and waiting, or just for indoor play. Easy to roll up and mix and match with your favourite cars, trains, or small animals, these mats might even fit in a stocking. 

Silicone Toys & Rainbows

Dena Toys are not just for babies, but loved by kids of all ages for their versatility and creativity. Silicone rainbows, animals, and houses are great in the bath, outside in the snow, taken to the beach, or used in the playroom as an extension of their future building projects. 

Play Kitchen or Tool Box 

Inspire play with a play kitchen or tool set this holiday season. These essential staples for preschool play inspire kids to create, fix, and find solutions. Currently available in mini sizing, these take and go sets will take up less room, while still offering creativity and inspiration. 

For more wooden toys including games, Doctor’s Kit, stacking forest friends and more visit our Wooden Toys Collection. 

A little Backpack

Younger toddlers will love the Lassig Animal Backpacks. With a small bottle holder inside, their fun designs and small shape are perfect for the 2-3 year old in your life. Let them pack their own snacks and join on the adventures of 2023. 


Treat them to a new set of outside clothes with splash suits, winter boots, and fun colours in our mittens and gloves - kids of all ages will be toasty warm with a visit to Nest & Sprout. We currently carry Jan & Jul and look forward to keeping your preschooler warm this winter season. 

A Sleep Suit

Does your little love the wearable blanket? The Sleep Suit from Loulou Lollipop is available in size 3-4T giving you all the time to keep them warm this winter season. Sleep Bags are also available with sizing up to 36-48 month from Loulou Lollipop & Gunanaman

If not sleep suit, consider a pair of beautifully soft tencel pj’s from Loulou Lollipop. 

A New Pair of Underwear

Take the splurge and treat your little to organic cotton underwear that will last for years. Made with durable cotton, these undies will grow with your kid giving them comfort for years to come. They are soft, comfortable, and for most kids the preferred choice in their underwear drawer. 

Don’t forget a book

We have stories for kids of all ages, with new arrivals coming weekly you can’t go wrong with any of our bigger kid books and reads. 

Wrap it up in a Play Silk

Play silks are fantastic activity for preschool aged kids. Create forts, build costumes, or just dance with their soft flow. Sarah’s Silks make fantastic wrapping paper for your favourite gift and can be loved for years to come.

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