20 Incredible Gifts Every 3-Year-Old Will Love

holiday gifts for three-year-olds

The Bluey Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse is a hot gift for three-year-olds this holiday season

The holidays for three-year-olds are pure magic. For parents, the festive season can also be a whirlwind of commitments and to-dos. So, if you’re looking for help to narrow down your gift list or need some inspiration for presents that encourage the little ones in your life to explore, stretch their imagination and discover their own way to have fun, keep reading. From air forts to jazz music books, these gifts for three-year-olds will keep things merry and bright. Wondering what to get the other kiddos in your life? Check out our guides for two-year-olds, preschoolers, and grade school kids!

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The airfort is a good gift for three-year-olds

The Original Air Fort


There's no guarantee on what gift will be "the one," but this air fort is a serious contender. Kiddos will love how quickly they can pop into their secret hiding spot, and you'll love that they don't need to pull out every blanket and pillow in the house for their next sleepover. Win-win.

BRIO: Builder Starter Set


A starter kit for building adventures; this 49-piece set includes nuts, bolts, pliers, and more and offers hours of building fun for your budding engineer.

VTech Level Up Gaming Chair

VTech® Level Up Gaming Chair™


Give little gamers the best gift ever this holiday season with a gaming chair that’s all their own! They’ll love the swivel chair, pretend headphones, and an interactive gaming tablet that teaches letters, numbers, phonics, and animals.

hair clips are a cute gift for three-year-olds

Little Roses: Alligator Hair Clips


These sweet and whimsical hair clips will add instant style to your little ones' outfit of the day. Whether it's glitter, pretty bows, or friends like mermaids and unicorns, the choices are plenty, and each one is oh-so-cute.

Gifts for a three-year-old

Bluey: Ultimate Lights & Sounds Playhouse


The ultimate gift for three-year-olds this holiday season! Bluey fans will love this huge (17" tall and 30" wide when opened) playset furnished with the same furniture seen on the TV show. Toddlers can activate lights and more than 50 sounds and phrases by pressing the Octopus in the kid's room. There is even a moving dancefloor so they can attach their figures and recreate the opening dance scene from the show.

Fat Brain Toys Construction Site Play Set


Three is the perfect age for a construction set. They'll be able to get right to work with different worksites, two big trucks, a crane, and a real-working microphone so they communicate with their crew.

Olli Ella: Rattan Casa Bag


A little house-shaped bag for kiddos on the go! The bag comes complete with a removable and adjustable fabric strap making it the toy accessory for every adventure. Handmade from 100% natural Rattan, the Casa Bag opens at the roof and door for easy storage of all their tiny trinkets.

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Disney Junior: Alice Doll and Magical Oven


Watch as your mini-baker creates beautiful mix-and-match stackable spinning cakes for the whole house. Runner up in 2022's Toy of the Year contest, this set features a light-up oven with phrases and sound effects from the Alice and Wonderland show, including "The Baking Song."

Flybar FunPark Racer Bumper Car

$140 BUY NOW

Racers rejoice as they speed forward and backward and do 360-degree spins using the dual joystick control. The LED flashing lights add a whole other level of fun and excitement to this gift for three-year-olds.

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Hape Super Cityscape Transport Bucket Set

$126 BUY NOW

Your favorite conductor is about to launch into hours of entertainment with this 80-piece wooden train set. With a train station, roads, shops, construction site, fire station, airport and an openable plane, your child’s creativity will create endless stories and fun.

Best Gift for Three Year Olds

Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music


Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of Jazz with this music book. Carolyn Sloan's insightfulness into the basics—rhythm, sound, improvisation—makes concepts clear while providing a fun and exciting adventure into the exploration of the art form.

Heioby Basketball Hoop


Mini-hoops is a varsity-level gift for the five and underset. This basketball hoop is adjustable and will grow with your little baller. There's even an option to add sand to the base to make it extra-sturdy.

a coloring banner is a fun gift for three-year-olds

Friends Art Lab 10-ft Coloring Poster


Sometimes bigger really is better! These 10-foot banners turn simple coloring into an epic art project. Whether your pint-sized artist creates his own masterpiece or it's a neighborhood affair, this coloring banner is sure to be a hit at the holidays.

Bugzzle is a good gift for three-year-olds

Fat Brain Toys: Bugzzle


Debug your little one's brain with this puzzle challenge that's seriously fun. Pick one of the 40 challenge cards and then arrange, flip, and perfectly position the semi-circular puzzle pieces into the bug-shaped tray to match the picture.

Chasing Paper's Wallpaper Dolls


These adorable wall decals come in six different styles: Cleo, Lucy, Nellie, Oliver, Teddy and Leo. Each 18x24' sheet comes with one "doll" and plenty of accessories, and the decals are made of high-quality, self-adhesive poly-woven fabric. The only other thing your creative little one needs is a smooth surface.

Best Gift for Three Year Olds

Yoto Audio Player & Starter Pack

$110 BUY NOW

Throw it back to a simpler time with Yoto Audio Player. This carefully connected screen-free audio player is controlled with physical playing cards that play stories, music, activities, and podcasts when inserted.

Double-Sided Superhero Capes


It's your super-three-year-old to the rescue! We love that there are five reversible capes in each of these sets, which means there are plenty of dress-up options, especially when friends come to play.

Gund Pusheen Chips Plush


Pusheen is such a cute little kitty! She's got her snacks, and she's ready to cuddle up and watch your little one's favorite show.

a doctor kit is a good gift for three-year-olds

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set


The doctor is in! Your curious kiddo will have everything they need to set up shop and take care of their loved ones, real or pretend. This classic doctor kit comes with everything from a stethoscope to a blood pressure cuff and even a dental mirror.



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