Twin 3 year old girls in blue dresses looking at the Christmas tree

Pre School Present Ideas for under £12

Don’t know what to buy your kids for Christmas this year then join the club. My girls have so much that I always struggle. I know I could give them more ‘experience’ type presents, but for our family, Christmas is about giving, receiving and unwrapping presents. We love to see the girls faces (and each others) so I am always on the hunt for new and unique pre school present ideas, but they don’t have to be expensive and Wicked Uncle are my place to go this year. .

Twi 4 year old girls in red dresses looking at a Christmas tree


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I do however think there is a huge pressure on parents to spend a fortune on your kids and I defiantly don’t think you need to do this. There are plenty of affordable presents you can buy which your children will love just as much. As a child I remember the smaller presents always being the best and let’s face it, they still are – I’ve been hinting for an eternity ring for years!!


As a family, we set each child a small budget and stick to it. I try and get as much for our money as possible so pocket money toys are great and the girls love them. Because of this I wanted to  share with you some great gift ideas that will have your kids smiling all day long.


£5-£7 Pre School Present Ideas

Unicorn Poo – Rare, Magical & Sticky!

Mould & throw this mystical poo, sticking to any flat surface.

Unicorn Poo slime


Miracle Melting Snowman

Mould a snowman out of putty & watch him slowly melt away – cool!

Melting snowman

Waboba Kahuna Ball – Bounces on Water!

Easy to catch 9cm ball that actually bounces on water – great fun!

Water Ball that bounces on water


Animal Torch and Projector

Fun torch that projects animal images onto walls and ceilings.

There is also a dinosaur, animal, fairy and unicorn one too.

Animal Torch

Colour-In Finger Puppets – 8 Animals

Colour eight funny finger puppets and then put on a show – so cool!

Finger puppets

Pocket Kite

A cool kite that can be popped in a pocket and taken to the park.

Pocket kite with a little boy running along flying it


£7-10 Pre School Present Ideas

Glitter Tattoo Set – 54 Sparkling Designs

Create your own eye-catching glitter tattoos in cool wintry colours.

Glitter Tattoo set

Banana Squeeze Popper – Soft Foam Balls

Squeeze to shoot soft foam balls up to 20 feet – go bananas!

Banana ball popper

Tiger Wild Watch – Easy Snap Strap

Lovely watch with funky snap wrist strap to size to the wearer. Also comes in a dinosaur and butterfly design.

Orange tiger watch



Logic – 12 Mini Animal Puzzles

Learn about cute animals, their babies & favourite foods – delightful.

Logic game for 4 year olds


Designables Princess Crown – Playfoam

Select a colour & design your own crown – non-stick, no mess fun.

Make your own craft crown

£10-12 Pre School Present Ideas

Giant Bubble Set

Make the biggest bubble you can or a flurry of smaller ones – easy!

Giant bubble set with a giant bubble



Unicorn Charm Jewellery – Make your Own

Create pretty bracelets with metal charms & beads, fun & easy to do.

A box of Unicorn charm jewellery

Magical Face Paintoos – 5 Sparkly Designs

Face painting made easy – be a unicorn or fairy in minutes!

Magical face paint tattoos in the box

Hungry Bug Eating Plants – Grow Your Own

Sow & grow a Venus Flytrap & Pitcher Plant – an insect-eating garden.

Hungry bug eating plants


Crown The Unicorn – Game of Search & Find

Be the first to find and crown the unicorn – quick, easy play game.

Crown the Unicorn game in a box for 5 year olds

Race Car – Meccano Junior Easy Build

Fun building with flexible coloured parts & real tools – it’s Meccano!

Racing car Meccano in yellow and green

Sweet Hearts – Wooden Bead Set

Create your own colourful wooden jewellery with over 120 beads.

A box of coloured beads


Magic Painting World – Fairy Garden

Use the magic paintbrush reveal four enchanting fairy pictures.

Magical water painting world


Wooden Chunky Puzzle – Dinosaurs


Solid, chunky wooden puzzle with 7 brightly coloured dinosaurs.

Wooden brightly coloured dinosaur puzzle


I hope you have come away from this with a few fun ideas for your children this Christmas. Wicked Uncle have so many more unique and imaginative toys on the Wicked Uncle website that I know your children will love.


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