Shopping for a four-year-old’s birthday present is so much fun—this age is bubbling with curiosity, creativity and is full of non-stop energy. Of course, you want to gift something extra special for your little mover and shaker so whether you’re a parent, friend, aunt or uncle looking for a cool birthday gift for kids or a unique birthday gift for kids, we’ve gathered our favorite picks for four-year-olds below.

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LeapFrog® LeapLand Adventures™


Take learning to the next level with LeapLand Adventures™, the perfect gift for a child’s first video game experience. Kids can explore a world full of letters, shapes, numbers and colors. Set up is easy so little gamers can jump right into a learning adventure. No downloads or Wi-Fi required – just plug in and play!

birthday gift ideas for 4 year old

Pop Up Birthday Card


Whether you're celebrating in person or need to send a gift through the mail, this happy, colorful and adorable animals 3D pop-up birthday card will make their day extra special—becoming a keepsake they'll cherish year, after year.

best gift idea for a 4 year old

World Map Coloring Tablecloth


Great for on-the-go kids, this creative map can tuck in your car to pull out at the park, while camping, at a restaurant or anywhere you need a fun project to engage them.

birthday gift idea for a 4 year old

Personalized Super Hero Cape


For your little superhero—this personalized cape comes in 21 color combinations and an optional accessory kit.

best gift idea for a 4 year old

Balsang Scooter Bag


For little ones that love to scoot, bike and be on the go! State's first bike and scooter bag comes in three color options and has a variety of snapped and zipper pouches that can carry a water bottle, small toys and more. It easily clips on, so kids can have everything they need on their adventures.

best birthday gift idea for a 4 year old

Cat Eye Sunglasses


Fashionistas and those who love to accessorize will adore these cat-inspired, two-tone sunglasses that are so on-trend, we're wondering if they make them in adult sizes to match our mini-me.

best birthday gift ideas for a 4 year old

Chalkscapes Mandala Stencils


Little artists will adore being able to upgrade their sidewalk chalk skills with eye-catching stencils that also inspires good vibes.

best birthday gifts for a 4 year old

Hape Dollhouse

$171 BUY NOW

This award-winning, classic 3-story wood dollhouse comes fully furnished and all but guarantees hours of imaginative, independent play.

best birthday gift ideas for a 4 year old

An ABC of Equality


It's never too early to introduce social justice ideas. We adore this beautifully illustrated book that teaches kids how to celebrate differences.

Space Elevator Marble Run


Get those engineering gears running with this infinite loop marble run that also glows in the dark for late-night play.

birthday gift ideas for a 4 year old

Super Smalls Super Stack Bracelet Set


Give your mini fashionista a cool stack of stretchy bracelets that add a touch of sparkle to everyday outfits. Even better, split the set for a mommy and me matchy-matchy dress up day.

best birthday gift idea for a 4 year old

Wooden Play Kitchen

$500 BUY NOW

This classic pretend toy play toy is giving us major design envy. Watch in wonder as your kids cook, put away dishes and even plan the week's menu on the chalkboard.

best birthday gift for a 4 year old

Mystery Center Fantasy Dough


This sculpting putty is so pretty in its container, you may be hesitant to play with it but let your kid at it and watch as they smoosh their way through compostable glitter and clay to create something even prettier than what showed up in the package.

birthday gift ideas for 4 year old

Giant Inflatable Dinosaur Bowling


Essential for any dino-loving kid, this indoor/outdoor bowling game isn't just fun, it's hilarious watching those T-Rex's get knocked over.

HABA Hanging Doorway Puppet Theater

HABA Doorway Puppet Theater


Let their imaginations go into overdrive with this puppet theater that attaches to any doorway using a tension rod. Bravo!

—Andie Huber

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