AWESOME Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Olds (2024)

Looking for the best gift ideas for 3-year-olds?

I have some amazing learning and play toy ideas that will be a HUGE hit! It’s the best feeling to give gifts to kids that they will enjoy and use repeatedly.

Let’s get started with The BEST Gifts for 3-Year-Olds.


#1: Magna-Tiles Magnet Blocks

Magnatiles are one of our favorite toys around here; that’s why I have them at the top of my best gift ideas for 3-year-olds!

We love the Magnatile brand because the blocks are a good size, and they have great magnets to help the blocks stick together.

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Features of this product

1. Included in this set are 100 translucent colored blocks! It includes four large blocks and 50 small blocks, and triangles, 20 equilateral, 11 right, and 15 isosceles.

2. This is a great set to start with when building your collection of Magnatiles because it has so many blocks. Kids can create so many different things.


#2: Toniebox Audio Player

A toniebox is an audio player that tells stories and sings songs. This is such a fun gift idea for 3-year-olds!

There are also different Tonieboxes available. I just love these Disney characters, so I chose this one!

Features of this product

1. When you put a character on top of the Toniebox, it starts telling a story! Each character has their own themed story and songs.

2. This set comes with the audio box and 5 Tonies (Simba, Pooh, Woody, Lightning Mcqueen, and the dog content Tonie.

3. You can also collect other Tonies separately!


#3: Bug Habitat

My son loves insects. He is fascinated by them and always wants to learn more.

This bug set is the PERFECT gift idea for 3-year-olds. Kids can capture bugs, learn more about them, and then release them.

Features of this product

1. There is a container that kids can place the bugs in after they catch them to watch them. It comes with a net, scoop scissors, and tweezers to make it easy and fun to catch.

2. There is also a magnifying viewer to see the bugs closer in the container.

3. There is also a learning guide that comes along with the kit.


#4: Play-Doh Creation Station

I love this Play-Doh Creation station as a gift idea for 3-year-olds because they have their own spot specifically for Play-Doh.

I can’t tell you how many times that Play-Doh got all over our kitchen tables when the kids were little. Play-Doh is so fun for kids, and this is a great way for them to play with it!

Features of this product

1. This set comes with the table, 15 Play-Doh accessories, and 6 modeling compound colors on the double-sided playmat to create their own stories

2. It has a flat surface that the kids can create on, and then if can pick it up and there is a deep container where the kids can create and play even more!

3. Play-Doh is great for sensory play and building fine motor skills! Perfect for 3 year olds.


#5: LEGO Duplo Blocks

LEGO Duplo Blocks are a great open-ended toy that kids can explore, create, and play with differently each time they play.

This set is the perfect gift idea for 3-year-olds because they use their imagination and build whatever they want or try to follow simple directions to learn how to build with LEGO.

Features of this product

1.  This set includes 65 LEGO DUPLO bricks, a toy car with moving wheels, windows, and flowers. Also includes 2 figures and 1-2-3 number-learning bricks.

2. LEGOs help build concentration, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving! All wonderful educational skills for 3-year-olds.

3. This is a great way for kids to learn how to build with LEGO, so when they get older, they can start building sets will the smaller bricks.


#6: Magic Tracks

This is the perfect gift idea for 3-year-olds! My kids both loved this car track set when they were younger.

The best part about it is that it glows in the dark! Your kids will love seeing the car zoom on the track.

Features of this product

1. It is a 200-piece set that has 10 feet of car tracks. It comes with one light-up race car that has lights inside of it so it can glow.

2. Kids can make their own tracks each time they play! They snap the pieces together so they car can race on the track.

3. The tracks are easy to bend and are flexible, so the kids can make any shape with them!


#7: Kinetic Sand Construction Kit

Kinetic Sand is so much fun to play with, and kids LOVE the way it feels.

This set is a wonderful gift idea for 3 year olds because it comes with a bunch of fun construction tools to play with.

Features of this product

1. This set comes with 2 pounds of kinetic sand, a working crane with a wrecking ball, 1 brick platform, 1 dump truck with mold, 1 folding sandbox, and an instruction sheet.

2. When you are done playing, the sandbox folds up easily, making cleanup super easy!

3. Comes with a nice storage container so you have a place to put all the accessories it comes with.


#8: Vtech Desk

This educational gift idea for 3-year-olds couldn’t be cuter. Your kids will love sitting at their own desk to explore everything it has to offer.

This desk can transform into a chalkboard or even an art easel for your kids to create with! I love it!

Features of this product

1. This desk set comes with a chair and 5 different activity pages for your kids to learn and explore! Kids can touch the desk, and it’ll talk to them and teach them

2. Your 3-year-old can learn the alphabet, numbers, and shapes with this desk!

3. It also transforms from a desk into an easel & chalkboard and includes storage space for art supplies! I love all the different options it has.

4. The activity center features 100+ vocabulary words, 20+ activities, and 20+ songs and melodies.

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#9: Train Table

Our train table has been one of our most beloved toys throughout the years. Even now, we have transformed it into a LEGO table since my kids are older now.

The best part is, is that this train table comes with a bunch of accessories and storage.

Features of this product

1. This train table is made out of wood, so it is nice and sturdy! There is a colorful illustrated tabletop that kids will love to build and play on.

2. The set comes with 20 pieces of track, cars, buildings, trees and signs. The trains can connect using magnets. This set can also use different train track pieces from other brands if you choose to use something else.

3. It has a working crane and a mountain pass for kids to play with their trains on!

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#10: Vet Play Kit

Kids love imaginative play! This vet kit is adorable and is a great open-ended gift idea for 3 year olds.

I love open-ended toys because kids can play something different each time they get this toy out.

Features of this product

1. This vet kit is a 24-piece set with a stuffed animal dog and cat, pretend play vet medical equipment, and a tote bag for easy storage.

2. This vet set includes a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, ear scope, tweezers, clamp, cast, bandages, “treatments,” “ointments,” and a reusable double-sided checklist for office visits.

3. Kids can even use the doctor tools for other imaginative play!


#11: Bluey Play Set

Do you have a kiddo who loves Bluey? Heck, Bluey is a kid’s show that adults even love.

This gift for 3-year-olds is great for kids to imagine and play with the characters of Bluey.

Features of this product

1. You get the mom, dad, Bluey, and Bingo in this set, along with a picnic table, food, BBQ set and accessories, and their house!

2. The house has 4 different rooms and a large wall panel that pulls down to form an outdoor patio!


#12: Training Wheel Bike

My kids love riding their bikes every day after school. This is a wonderful gift idea for 3-year-olds to learn how to ride a bike.

Learning to ride on training wheels is easy with this safe and sporty bike. Training wheels can also be removed when kids are ready for the next step.

Features of this product

1. There are a variety of color options available for this bike with training wheels! It has a sporty and fun look to it.

2. The bike has patent-sealed bearing for smooth pedaling. Training wheels come with 12/14/16 inch bikes. It is easy to learn how to ride and maintain balance!

3. There is a water bottle holder, an adjustable seat, and handlebars so when the kids grow they can continue to use the bike.

4. It is easy to assemble. It comes 95% of the way assembled; there are just a few steps needed, and the tools are provided with the bike to finish setting up.


#13: Microphone Portable

My kids LOVE to sing! This portable microphone is so much fun for them to carry around. Plus, you don’t have to hook it up to a karaoke machine or anything.

This makes the list of the best gift ideas for 3-year-olds because the kids can even record songs and then sing to them!

Features of this product

1. Play or record any song! You can even play songs on Spotify, Pandora, or whatever music app you use, record them, and then sing!

2. It has great sound quality, and you can even change your voice with the five different sound effects! Your 3-year-old will LOVE this feature.

3. It’s a Bluetooth microphone, so you can just charge it, and it’ll work for up to 8 hours!


#14: Brain Flakes

One of our favorite toys we have here at home is brain flakes. My son has these in his preschool class, and he asked for them as a gift, and they were a great choice!

I love open-ended toys like this; the possibilities for building are endless.

Features of this product

1. There are 500 flakes that come in this set. There is an idea booklet for kids to look at to create specific things, or they can create them on their own.

2. There is a container to place the flakes back into for easy storage.

3. These are great for kids to build on their own, or they can create with others to make big structures!


#15: Dot It Art Kit

We love the Dot It Art Kits because it’s a way for the kids to create and play without a big mess!

This art gift idea for 3-year-olds is great because it can be taken on the go! I love finding new travel activities to take in the car, use at restaurants, or even on vacation!

Features of this product

1. This set is fun because it comes with two different themes (dinosaurs and wild animals). There are also other options of themes; make sure to check those out!

2. There are over 750 easy-to-peel stickers that kids will use to create their own dinosaurs and wild animals!

3. It also comes with 12 double-sided mats that kids can use to create!


#16: Magnatiles Dinosaurs

Here’s another great product by Magna-Tiles! These would go along with the blocks that were listed as my number 1 gift idea for 3-year-olds!

Your kids will love playing and creating with these magnet dinosaurs!

Features of this product

1. In this box, you get a T-Rex, Brachiosaurus, Stegosaur, Triceratops and Pteranodon. They are all magnetic figurines

2. These dinosaurs are not available in other Magnatile sets! This is an exclusive set.

3. Each of the dinosaurs has moveable parts so kids can play and imagine.


#17: Art Easel

An art easel is a wonderful gift idea for 3-year-olds to grow with! They will continue to use this gift for years to come.

This is a great art easel because there are multiple ways that it can be used!

Features of this product

1. This art easel is double sided! It has a black board and magnetic white board. There is also a paper roll at the top!

2. It comes with the paint pot holders too! This is great for kids to use because it helps keep the mess contained.

3. Kids can draw, paint, write, learn and create with this fun art easel!


#18: Search and Find Activity Pack

My kids are 6 and 9, and they still love our Search and Find activity box! that’s when you know that this is a great gift for 3-year-olds!

We first got this set when the kids were smaller, and it’s still one of their favorites, and it’s stayed good.

Features of this product

1. There are 12 repeatable activities that help children build their vocabulary while learning!

2. This set includes 6 double-sided activity mats, 2 dry-erase pens, 1 Duster cloth, and 1 Achievement Certificate.

3. Kids can learn and build their vocabulary with the mats on the amusement park, camp, outer space, jungle safari, vegetable market, under the ocean, restaurant, medical Center, and farm.


#19: Saucer Swing

What a fun swing for kids to use outside! This outdoor gift idea for 3 year olds is so much fun to use all year round.

Kids will love that two people can fit on to the swing at a time.

Features of this product

1. This wing has a 40″ mat for kids to sit and swing on. It can added easily on a playset or even on a tree if you don’t have a play set.

2. The swing can hold up to 220 pounds, so kids can grow with this gift as well!

3. It’s easy to assemble and hang!


#20: Scribble Scrubbies

My kids have loved their Scribble Scrubbies for years! It’s such a fun gift idea for 3-year-olds!

They will love coloring on these dinosaurs. After coloring them, they can wash them off wit the scrubbers and water!

Features of this product

1.The original product is Scribble Scrubbies Pets, so if you are interested in that one, I linked that one, too. Both of them are really fun!

2. The dinosaur set includes 1 waterfall environment, 4 dinosaur pets, 3 markers, 3 color drop bottles, and 1 scrub brush.

3. The dinosaurs have a flocked coat so the colors can be scrubbed off with water. Only use the markers provided, just in case!


#21: Disney Princess Match Game

One of our favorite games to play with the kids when they were younger was these matching card games.

This game gift idea for 3-year-olds is perfect for them to learn how to match two pictures together! It’s one of the first games that we were able to play with the kids.

Features of this product

1. There are many different versions of the memory-matching game; make sure to check out all the options by clicking on the link under the picture.

2. There are 72 tiles that come in the box! The princesses that are included are including Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida.

3. Takes just 15 minutes to play! Kids will love trying out this game as one of their first games!


#22: Ice Cream Play Set

How adorable is this ice cream play set? This is a cute gift for 3-year-olds to learn and play with!

I love that kids can use their imaginations to play with this toy. They will love creating ice cream for you.

Features of this product

1. The best part about this product is that kids can learn about colors, build memory skills, sequencing, and numbers!

2. Kids can build their own ice cream, or they can listen to the monkey and create what they ask for! This is a great way to build color recognition and learn numbers.

3. It can be easily pushed around from place to place around your house!


#23: Dress-Up Kit

Your kids are going to love this fun dress-up kit! This is a set they will love to use for years to come.

It’s great to play and imagine with these costumes. They can even be used as Halloween costumes!

Features of this product

1. There are 6 costumes that come in this set. Kids can dress up like an astronaut, firemen/women, doctors, scientists, construction workers, or pirates!

2. It also comes with a storage box, so you can place all the costumes in one place for them to easily grab and play with.

3. This is a great way to also encourage dressing themselves! They can help get the costume on and put it together.

4. The costumes each come with their own accessories, too! It’s a great value for all the costumes together.


#24: Melissa and Doug Learning Puzzle Set

I can honestly say that my kids learned their alphabet, numbers, shapes, and colors using these Melissa and Doug puzzles.

If you are looking for an educational gift idea for 3-year-olds, this is it.

Features of this product

1. This is a great set because you can get all these puzzles together instead of purchasing them individually. It’s cheaper to do it this way.

2. Each puzzle has pictures underneath the pieces so kids can learn beginning sounds, count, and learn color words.

3. Parent involvement is required. These puzzles don’t have audio on them, so to help your child learn, you need to help them :).

Check out ways to help teach your child the alphabet by clicking the link below.


#25: Space Projector Light

This space projector light is so cool! Your kids will love to put this on in their room at night.

This gift idea for 3-year-olds is great because it helps them get to sleep faster!

Features of this product

1. This starry night light protector can change colors! It can also spin and just be a night light without the stars and moon (in case that is a problem for them to actually fall asleep too).

2. Kids will love looking at the images on their walls and ceilings. It will cover a lot of their room!


#26: Scribble Board

Here’s a great travel gift idea for 3-year-olds! This scribble board can easily taken in the car, to a restaurant, or on a plane.

Kids will love drawing and seeing the different colors show up!

Features of this product

1. This is a dinosaur-themed scribble pad that kids will love. They can just use the scribble pen that comes along with the pad and create their own designs or drawings.

2. There is a button that they can push to erase their drawings to start back over. There is also a lock button that you can press so they don’t accidentally delete something they were working hard on.


#27: Remote Control Cars

This is such a fun gift idea for 3-year-olds! It’s their first remote controller car.

This set is the perfect starter remote control car set for kids. The controller is really easy to use.

Features of this product

1. This set comes with 2 remote control cars, 2 drivers, and 2 controllers.

2. The controller has two buttons, so it’s easy and fun for smaller kids to use.

3. The cars also make sounds! The car can go forward and backward!


#28: Gears! Building Set

Kids will love learning and playing with this gear set! they will love watching the gears move together after they create something.

They can build something different each time they create too, which I love, so the toy doesn’t get boring.

Features of this product

1. There are 100 pieces in this set of gears. You get 46 colorful gears, 26 square pillars, 21 six-way axles, 6 interlocking bases, and 1 crank handle.

2. This toy encourages and builds critical thinking skills, early engineering skills, and creativity!

3. This is a STEM toy because kids get to use their imagination to build structures to get them to move.


#29: PlayMobile Fire Truck

When I look back at the time when my son was 3, all I can remember is his love for Playmobil toys.

I had to add it to my list of the best gifts for 3-year-olds because they are easy for the kids to use and play with.

Features of this product

1. This firetruck set includes 2 PLAYMOBIL figures, a fire hose, a megaphone, a radio, oxygen devices, a fire axe, a water cannon, and a broom.

2. The figures are easy for little hands to hold and add the accessories on.

3. The ladder spins 360 degrees and rotates! This is such a fun set for 3-year-olds to play and imagine with.


#30: Inflatable Bounce House

How cool is this inflatable bounce house? It can be used inside or outside. It’s sure to be a hit with your kids.

The kids can get some energy out and play for hours on this fun inflatable.

Features of this product

1. This inflatable is made out of polyester and is durable for kids. It has a double-stitch seam to protect against wear and tear.

2. Includes a heavy-duty blower plus a GFCI outlet that will detect dangerous ground faults and turns off power to prevent kids from hurting themselves. It also includes a booklet for any wear or tear issues.

3.  It has mesh closure on the sides for a safe, spacious bouncing area!


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

I hope you were able to find some great gift ideas for 4-year-olds in this article! I’d love to hear what your favorite gift is for this age.

Happy Shopping!

Deena

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