Fantastic and Fun Gifts for the Adorable 3-Year-Old in Your Life
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Fantastic and Fun Gifts for the Adorable 3-Year-Old in Your Life
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For the 3-year-old girl in your life, finding a gift can prove to be a challenge. Are the parts too small and apt to be swallowed? Does she have the hand-eye coordination necessary for playing with the new toy? Don't stress too hard: Whether it’s your daughter, niece, granddaughter, or the child or grandchild of a friend, those sweet little gals always love receiving a thoughtful gift. Read on for gift ideas designed to educate, inspire, and entertain 3-year-old girls.


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Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set
Walmart

Disney 'Encanto' Doll Set

$20 from Walmart

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Disney's "Encanto" was released at the end of 2021 and one of its most popular songs, "We Don't Talk About Bruno," remains a favorite among "Encanto" fans. If your 3-year-old is just as enthralled with this movie as the rest of the country, she'll love this adorable set, which features 3-inch dolls based on the film's main characters.

Balance Board
Piccalio

Balance Board

$99 from Piccalio

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Does your 3-year-old need practice balancing? She might want to hop on this wooden rocker, which encourages creativity and balance — and lets her imagination transform it into a boat, bridge, fort, or anything else she dreams up. 

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set
Amazon

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set

$15 from Amazon

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Kids can learn the idea of "concept" and "whole" with this 17-piece wooden fruit cutting set, which features pears, strawberries, kiwis, and more that can be "sliced" into sections. 

Teaching Cash Register
Amazon

Teaching Cash Register

$27 from Amazon

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Need a more interactive way to teach your child how to count? This play cash register makes it fun to count and sort money, using fake bills and coins and an interactive machine to help them learn valuable math skills.

Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Playset
Walmart

Paw Patrol Big Truck Pups Playset

$87 from Walmart

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The enduring appeal of Paw Patrol continues in 2022 with toys like the Big Truck Pups Playset. Your 3-year-old will love playing around with the Chase action figure and toy truck, along with the light-up accessories.

FunzBo Flower Garden Building Toys
Amazon

FunzBo Flower Garden Building Toys

$13 from Amazon

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She doesn't have to pick flowers outside to get a dose of nature. This vibrant toy flower garden helps teach the parts of a flower, all while encouraging creativity, color recognition, and hand-eye coordination. 

Budsies
Budsies

Custom Stuffed Animals

$139 from Budsies

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Bring your child's creative sketches to life with Budsies, which creates custom stuffed animals based on drawings and other artwork. Each handmade stuffed toy is transformed into a 16-inch, 3D version — though you can upgrade to a 30-inch stuffed animal — for a present that celebrates your kid's one-of-a-kind artistry.

Ladybug’s Garden Memory Game
Fat Brain Toys

Ladybug’s Garden Memory Game

$25 from Fat Brain Toys

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Wooden ladybug game pieces dot a colorful garden-themed playing board in this game that promotes fine motor skills, memory, and friendly competition. Sounds like a winner that's perfect for tiny hands.

Puckway Lovely Family Dollhouse Dolls
Amazon

Puckway Lovely Family Dollhouse Dolls

$13 from Amazon

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This set of eight petite wooden dolls will spark a child’s imagination, allowing her to create stories, role play, and explore the idea of family generations, since the collection’s characters range from infants to grandparents.


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Fun Little Toys Pretend Play Cash Register
Pop Fun

Fun Little Toys Pretend Play Cash Register

$27 from Pop Fun

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Some kids love trips to the grocery store, though parents might not be so enamored. (“No, you can’t have every cookie you want.”) This game is a stress-free way to encourage little shoppers to create an imaginary store where options range from apples and grapes to doughnuts and milk. It’s both fun and educational, offering the chance to learn about smart shopping, money, work, and more.

Window Garden
KiwiCo
Next Milestones Kids Baking Set
Amazon

Next Milestones Kids Baking Set

$28 from Amazon

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This unicorn-themed, 17-piece chef and baker role-play kit for children comes with an apron, chef’s hat, and plenty of utensils. It offers a way for them to join you in the kitchen while keeping them away from a real hot oven or heavy appliances.

Little Tikes Easy Score Rebound Ball Game
Macy's

Little Tikes Easy Score Rebound Ball Game

$28 from Macy’s

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Encourage physical activity, improved reflexes, and quick thinking with this bouncing ball game that helps teach sportsmanship. Players bounce the ball off a stretch-tech fabric pad for others to catch — or rebound right back. Expect plenty of fast-paced indoor or outdoor fun.


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Rtudan First Sewing Kit for Kids
Amazon

Rtudan First Sewing Kit for Kids

$15 from Amazon

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Sewing is a lifelong skill that can be introduced at an early age thanks to kits such as this one. After all, there’s a real pride that comes from saying “I made this,” even if an adult helped out. This felt-based kit offers a choice of six styles, with easy-to-follow templates, a selection of pre-cut elements, and plastic needles to ensure safety. 

Hidden Pictures Sticker Fun 4-Book Set
Highlights For Children

Hidden Pictures Sticker Fun 4-Book Set

$30 from Highlights

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Many adults have fond memories of Highlights magazine, so why not introduce the brand to today’s little girls with this four-book set that combines the always popular Hidden Pictures game with the equally popular stickers? Each book comes with 120 stickers that kids place on items as they explore the puzzle pages. In addition to the obvious element of fun, the books aim to “build manual dexterity, vocabulary, and visual skills while they play.”

“Every Night is Pizza Night”
Ooni

'Every Night Is Pizza Night'

$11 from Amazon

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Little pizza fans won’t care that this children’s book is by New York Times best-selling author J. Kenji López-Alt, but you’ll enjoy reading it aloud and sharing its lessons on life, exploring new foods and, yes, sharing thoughts on a perennial favorite: pizza.

KKONES Princess Banquet Role Play Set
Amazon

KKONES Princess Banquet Role Play Set

$30 from Amazon

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Creative play and imagination are the basis of this set that takes a little girl straight to the head of her own kingdom. It comes with crowns, bracelets, rings, “high” heels, and magic wands, which all can be neatly stored in its decorative box. More than 3,000 customers gave an average of 4.4 out of five stars, with one review noting it’s the “perfect gift for my 3-year-old’s birthday.”

Boxiki Kids Butterfly Gear Game
Walmart

Boxiki Kids Butterfly Gear Game

$18 from Walmart

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This educational toy for toddlers may look sweet and pretty, but the wooden puzzle encompasses much more, offering a sensory experience for young players. It’s said to not only be fun but also stimulates development, curiosity, and imagination while honing fine motor skills.


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Fisher-Price Medical Kit
Amazon

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

$26 from Amazon

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Preschoolers who love playing doctor or nurse will delight in this kit, a soft doctor’s bag filled with play pieces that include a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, bandage, and more. It can help ease the anxiety of visiting the doctor, while also helping children learn about compassion.

Melissa & Doug Personalized Beauty Salon
Personalization Mall

Melissa & Doug Personalized Beauty Salon

$85 from Personalization Mall

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If the little gal in your life is all about her hair, this mini salon offers a creative way to channel that obsession. The 18-piece wooden toy set allows the young style maven to work on her favorite stuffed animal, doll or friends with a tabletop vanity kit featuring a child-safe mirror, storage drawer, and accessories such as a wooden hair dryer, comb, and pretend makeup pieces.

Color Your Own Space Pillowcase
Uncommon Goods

Color Your Own Space Pillowcase

$20 from Uncommon Goods

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Little girls can daydream of another galaxy with this hands-on kit that features imagery of stars, planets, and spacecrafts, all ready to be colored in. Ten washable fabric pens are included and doodles easily come out in the wash, meaning that every laundry day is followed by another chance to reach for the stars.


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Skip Hop Zoo Little & Toddler Kids’ Backpack
Target

Skip Hop Zoo Little & Toddler Kids’ Backpack

$22 from Target

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For the stylish little preschooler, this water-resistant, Narwhal-themed backpack offers plenty of practical features, including a roomy main compartment, insulated pouch for snacks, an adjustable mesh bottle pocket, padded adjustable straps, and a write-on name tag inside. She’ll be the cutest one at daycare — or the park, zoo, or beach.

Peaceable Kingdom ‘Count Your Chickens!’ Board Game
Target

Peaceable Kingdom ‘Count Your Chickens!’ Board Game

$16 from Target

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This is an award-winning cooperative game. The players work together to help mother hen bring her chicks back to the coop, which helps children learn counting and social development skills.

Learning Resources New Sprouts Fix It! Kit
Amazon

Learning Resources New Sprouts Fix It! Kit

$21 from Amazon

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If you’ve got a little handywoman in your household, this toy tool kit can accompany her as she follows Mom or Dad while they fix the drain or hang a picture. Toddler-designed durable soft plastic tools include a saw, hammer, screwdriver, wrench, and drill, which all fit into a clever little toolbox. It’s said to encourage imaginative play and help develop fine motor skills, too.

5-Piece Colorful Kids Plastic Gardening Tool Set
Jardineer

5-Piece Colorful Kids Plastic Gardening Tool Set

$22 from Jardineer

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Encourage a love of gardening — and outfit your favorite little garden companion along the way — with this charming tool kit that includes an adorable blue elephant watering can. With its mini rake and shovels, it’s also great for the beach.

Green Sprouts Toddler Girls Swim Hat
Target

Green Sprouts Toddler Girls Swim Hat

$8 from Target

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Protect your sweet little beach bunny from harsh rays of the sun — even if she’s just playing in the backyard — with this daisy-themed, yellow floppy swim hat that offers all-day protection for the head, neck, and eyes thanks to its full-coverage design and UPF 50+ sun protection material.

Glitter Girls Jana & Cuddles Dolls
Maison Battat Inc.

Glitter Girls Jana & Cuddles Dolls

$26 from Glitter Girls

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For little girls who love puppies, consider this pair: Jana, a 14-inch poseable doll, and her pet, Cuddles, a plush Shiba Inu. Jana is the picture of style in her hooded sweater dress, metallic leggings, and “Woof” cap. Your little one may even take her along when it’s time to walk the real dog. 

Disney Junior Minnie Mouse Roadster RC Car
Amazon

Disney Junior Minnie Mouse Roadster RC Car

$16 from Amazon

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It will be years before you have to worry about her behind the wheel. Until then, let her “play drive” with this battery-powered toy that features Minnie Mouse maneuvering a pink automobile complete with white polka dots. Beep, beep!

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The Little Market

Giraffe Stuffed Animal

$28 from The Little Market

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Every gal has her favorite stuffed animal. Encourage thinking outside the box — no traditional teddy bears here — with this stuffed animal giraffe that offers a subliminal message for kids: Stand tall. The handmade creation is sure to become a singular favorite, and adults will appreciate the fact that the purchase empowers Peruvian artisans.


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