Montessori Gift Guide for Toddlers & Preschoolers


I love shopping for my daughter.  I thought I loved shopping for myself, and then I become mother and it was a whole different game.  I could buy all of these cute things and not feel guilty about spending the money on myself!

Now that reality has set in I realize that I can’t always go overboard.  So I like to put my money into the best gifts for Mia.  Toys that are educational and fun.  Toys that help her learn and grow. Plus, I love and prefer those Montessori inspired.

So I wanted to share with you some of the hottest, top rated educational gifts for toddlers this year. And these are on my list.  Take a peek!

Lime Wooden Rainbow, Grimm’s 17 cm £28.50 – Brilliant, simple toy that develops and encourages imaginative play.

Animal Doll Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls 17.99 – When playing with those children are filled with energy, curiosity and persistence, so they thrive on trying things out for themselves.

Melissa & Doug Spray, Squirt & Squeegee Play Set £16.31– My daughter loves tidying up, putting things away and wiping surfaces, so I just had to get this despite the warning of 3 years and up.

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set £12.14– Great for practicing fine motor skills.

Schleich Animals £12.35- Wild Life Set– We have a huge selection of Schleich animals, great for imaginative play and language games.

Globe of World Parts with Land & Water Globe Set £28.99 –  With the Globe Of The World Parts, the concept of continents is introduced. Other globe has an entirely smooth surface, with a beige colour representing land and blue representing water.

Montessori Number Work £5.99

Montessori Letter Work £5.99

Montessori Map Work £5.99

Montessori Shape Work £5.99

Montessori Material Mini Family Set – Knobless Cylinders £3.99 – 4 sets of 10 colour coded cylinders that vary in height and diameter in colour coded wooden boxes.

Montessori Sensorial Material Family Set MINI Knobbed Cylinder Wooden Blocks £14.99 – The cylinders refine and apply the child’s ability to discriminate dimension and prepare for mathematics activities involving comparison, grading and seriation.


Tea Set £17.35– Really lovely little set, good quality and good attention to detail. Great for role play.

Wooden Doll’s House With 15 pcs Furniture – Garage and Working Elevator £69.92 – My favourite!

Cook with Kids £9.99– In our house we love cooking, Mia is very much involved into preparing her food and looking for new recipes.

Construction Toy Role Play Set £15.99

Magnetic Bath Fishing Game £19.99 – Great toy for developing fine motor skills.

Wooden Doll Family for Doll’s House £16.18

Pretend Play Iron and Ironing Board Set £32.99 – Toddler loves pretend play and this tool is one of popular.

Grimm’s Toys Conical Tower £29.95– Excellent to grasp the stacking concept.

Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set £27.00 – The best money I have ever spend.

What are you favourite children’s gift ideas?

Happy Wrapping!

L xoxo

  • Marla | Because I Said So Baby


    My toddler loves the Melissa & Doug food cutting practice set! That makes a great gift!!

    • Leky83

      My daughter loves it too.

  • Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy


    We love Melissa and Doug toys so much! That doll house also looks pretty neat!

    • Leky83

      I love it too 😉

  • Tabitha Blue


    We got a dollhouse for my little one for Christmas this year… loving all of these choices!

    • Leky83

      We’ve done same! Thanks Tabitha!

  • Joanna Clute


    I love these ideas for the kids. I have still been looking for a couple more gifts for them.

    • Leky83

      Thanks Joanna!

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