21 Incredible Gifts for a Three-Year-Old


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Your three-year-old is growing up fast! They love to explore, stretch their imagination and soak up new information. We have the best gift ideas to keep your three-year-old happy this holiday season from ride-on toys to pretend play gear to electronics built just for them. We know you’ll find some winners here!

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Personalized Chair

$110 BUY NOW

This kid-sized chair is the perfect place to read, watch movies or hang out with friends. Just so there is no confusion, you can add personalization. As a bonus, this chair's cover is removable for easy washing.

LeapFrog® LeapLand Adventures™


Only you will know that they're secretly mastering their letters, numbers, shapes and colors while playing this quest-filled video game from LeapFrog. Connect the wireless controller to your TV with the HDMI stick, and your little adventurer will be on their way (no downloads or account setup needed).

Melissa & Doug; Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter


Hours of pretend play are in your future with this Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter, which includes a scooper, eight of your favorite flavors, cones and all the toppings that make for a magical sundae. Take orders on the reusable menu card and use the play money to make change.

Kid Trax USPS Mail Carrier Ride-On

$230 BUY NOW

Nothing stops the mail from getting delivered! This life-like truck has working headlights, a horn and a functional FM radio.

Marshall’s Transforming Movie City Fire Truck


Bring your favorite pup home this holiday season. This PAW Patrol fire truck has it all: ladder, rescue slide, net and water cannon. Marshall himself comes in the package to help save the day!

Fidget Pouch


This set from Rafi Nova makes a great gift for kids who need something to do with their hands other than drawing on the wall. The fidgets pack up in their own pouch making it a great choice for car rides as well.

KidKraft Wooden Farm to Table Play Kitchen

$185 BUY NOW

Kids can use this kitchen's faux garden boxes to grow their own veggies and then prepare the freshest meals anywhere. There is even a chalkboard so that kids can display the day's menu.

Wooden Doctor's Kit


Help your little one learn about medical procedures by letting them take over family medical exams. This set from Le Van Toys comes with a toy stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, blood pressure gauge, ear scope, reflex hammer, scissors and two medicine bottles in an adorable doctor's bag.

Jumbo Tiger Plush


By the time your child is three years old they probably already have an enviable stuffy collection. This year go BIG with this tiger from Wild Republic that doubles as a pillow.


Britannica's Big Book of Why Is your toddler always asking why? This book answers questions about animals, machines, the human body and more written in a way little ones can understand.

Green Toys RV Camper Set


This three-in-one set comes with a pick-up truck, camper and boat that hook together for road trips across the living room. When your little one needs a break from driving, the included minifigures can stop for a night to make dinner on their very own camper stove.

Land of Dough Playdough


This luxe playdough is made with all-natural ingredients and comes in gorgeous patterns including a sparkly galaxy and zebra stripes. Even better, this playdough rehydrates so all is not lost if your little one forgets to seal the lid.



We love this colorful card game because there are so many ways to play. Look for matching colors, shapes and patterns, or use the photos to tell a story.

BioLite Alpenglow Lantern


We love this option for little ones who are afraid of the dark. Press a button on the bottom to have an instant reading light or push the button again to create a multi-colored light with a fireworks effect. Bonus: It's rechargeable.

TeeTurtle Reversible Octopus


What's better than one stuffie? Two! This cute octopus is not just on-trend but gives your three-year-old two gifts in one. It can also help you teach your toddler concepts like happy and sad.

Photo Ark ABC


Stunning photography from Joel Sartore shows kids the animal world while teaching them all of their letters from armadillo to zebra.

CoComelon Learning Doll


Kids can learn their numbers, letters and more with this interactive doll that looks just like JJ.

Play Maysie Dollhouse


A dollhouse doesn't need to take up a corner of your living room to be fun. These mini dollhouses from Play Maysie each contain two rooms cleverly built in a case the size of a lunchbox.

Mobo Mity Sport Tricycle

$130 BUY NOW

Your little one will love this amped-up tricycle with dual joystick steering and big tires capable of making swooping turns. It sits low to the ground meaning there is less chance of tipping over. Bonus: It is adjustable and will fit kids up until they are about 80 pounds.

Schleich Farm World Adventure Tree House


This set comes with everything a kid could want in a treehouse from a tire swing, slide and telescope to pet dog and bird in residence.

Hess Cargo Plane & Jet


Hours of pretend play are in your toddler's future when you gift this two-in-one toy cargo plane that has a jet hidden inside. They'll love the lifelike sounds, retractable wings, doors that open and the slide-out ramp.


—Jamie Davis Smith  & Editorial Team

Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication. Images courtesy of retailers.

Featured photo via pexels



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