Some of these gifts are geared toward a 3 year old girl, but many of them are gender neutral. I went looking for the best gifts for a 3 year old with my own daughter in mind. You already know that we love to do crafts and that I am not a fan of electronic toys. I’m really trying to concentrate this Christmas on giving my kids gifts that can last for years and years.
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My top gift picks for a 3 year old girl
This dollhouse is adorable. Actually, everything from this brand is adorable and so well-made. (We have this dollhouse and this dollhouse, both of which are pretty sturdy, too.)
This beanbag game can be used indoors (I’ve seen it in a doorway!) or outdoors, which is perfect for heading into the winter months.
Our stroller wagon is a new addition, but it’s one that E gets SO excited about using.
Balance scooter: Like a balance bike but more European
Color-your-own playhouse with unicorns
Soft play structure for climbers (on our list- if only we had a bigger play room!)
3-piece Kitchen set (also comes in gray)
Noah’s Ark: How cute is this set!
Cute toiletry bag that they can use into the teen years, for traveling, as a pencil case, or just to hide treasures
A letter recognition puzzle that doubles as a fishing activity for hand-eye coordination
What kid doesn’t love chalk?
DIY garden stones. These need adult supervision but are a great craft project!
Monogrammed sweater: Cute and practical!
Magnetic dress up dolls (Note: This comes with lots of little pieces, so maybe skip if there’s a crawling baby in the house, too)
Craft stuff! I LOVED getting art supplies as a kid. Washable paint is a must-have for any 3 year old.
Whoever came up with the idea of these coloring pages and markers was a genius. The markers ONLY work on the special coloring pages, so even if they’re dropped on the beige couch they can’t make a mess. They’re awesome for traveling, too, or if you are in the car a lot.
This bird feeder might seem like kind of a random choice, but we got one last winter and have had so much fun watching the birds come to the feeder.
Monogram hat (they make mommy and me sizes!)
A dress to twirl in
Chapstick! Princesses! This would make a great stocking stuffer, too.
I’m convinced that all little ones love construction vehicles, and this is the Christmas version of one of our favorite bedtime books
A balance bike is the pre-bike every preschooler needs.
We’ve had these magnetic tiles out for about 6 months, and we play with them EVERY day. There are add-on kits you can get to build cars, animals, rocket ships, etc.
A pack of affordable velvet hair bows for the little one who loves to get dressed up
At 3 years old there’s a lot of independent play and book reading, so a chair their size would be a great addition to a playroom or bedroom. (These can be monogrammed or have a name embroidered on them.)
What did your kids love at age 3?
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