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50 Best Toys for 3 Year Olds – Good Gift Ideas for Boys and Girls

Each 3 year old girl and boy has an individual personality and a range of unique interests. That’s why it’s important to find toys that sparks their imagination and keeps them engaged for longer. Whether your 3 year old is into action figures and dolls or building toys and gadgets, this list of toys will provide you with some great, age-appropriate gift ideas.

Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Music Mat

Disney Junior Mickey Mouse Music Mat

Help your 3-year-old learn about coordination, timing, sound and music with this Mickey Mouse themed Music Mat. It has 5 settings including a ‘follow me’ mode so that your little one can keep active while learning at the same time.

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Set of 4 Cartoon Friction Powered Push & Play Vehicles

Set of 4 Cartoon Friction Powered Push & Play Vehicles

 This set of 4 cartoon play vehicles are perfect for kids that love trucks, diggers and tractors. With colorful patterns and moving functions, each vehicle does something unique, providing hours of fun for your little one. Includes a cement truck, bulldozer, tractor and dump truck.

$15.97


Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set

Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set

Does your little one love to help with the tidying and sweeping? If so, this clean-up set by Melissa and Doug is perfect. It includes a mop, duster, brush, dust pan, and storage stand. Each piece is the ideal size for little hands and environmentally friendly.

$21.24


Lewo Magnetic Toddler Toys Travel Puzzle

Lewo Magnetic Toddler Toys Travel Puzzle

Create pictures and scenes without making any mess with the Lewo Magnetic Toddler Travel Puzzle. This compact toy is the perfect travel companion for any toddler and contains 100 Magnetic shapes so that you and your little one can create the most amazing pieces of art together.

Prices Vary


LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

Help your 3-year-old learn new words and phrases, count, multiply, identify objects and understand patterns with the My Own Laptop by Leapfrog. This laptop even lets your little one send and receive pretend emails, so they can get to work just like Mom and Dad!

$21.99


Toy Tool Set Workbench

Toy Tool Set Workbench

Teach your kids the DIY basics with this Toy Tool Set Workbench. This set includes an electric drill that’s safe to use by little hands, as well as 12 realistic tools that look just like the ones Mom and Dad use! Perfect for little learners aged 3 upwards.

$24.99


Little Tikes Shopping Cart

Little Tikes Shopping Cart

Little ones love pushing and transporting their favorite toys around in shopping carts. That’s why your kids will love this Little Tikes Shopping Cart. With a deep basket, plenty of toys and cuddly bears can fit inside. The wheels are mega easy to push as well!

$24.99


LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven

LeapFrog Number Lovin' Oven

The Leapfrog Number Lovin Oven gives your toddler or preschooler the opportunity to pretend-play while learning important information at the same time. Cook pretend pizza, cupcakes and more, while the oven sings and talks in order to educate and inspire!

$24.99

Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike

Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike

Your kid will be the coolest on the block with this Harley Davidson Pretend Motorcycle Trike by Fisher Price. The durable, bulky wheels, large pedals and easy grip handle make this bike super safe, and the handy storage underneath mean he or she can transport toys and more!

$50.51


Paw Patrol Ryder's Pup Pad

Paw Patrol Ryder's Pup Pad

Does your child love Paw Patrol? If so they’ll love this Paw Patrol learning toy. This puppy pad repeats iconic phrases from the entire Paw Patrol gang as each button is pressed. Spend time with Zuma, Rocky, Ryder, Skye and Rubble and learn new words each time you play.

$17.79


The Learning Journey Match It!

The Learning Journey Match It!

The Learning Journey Match It Game is designed to help children learn how to count in a fun and meaningful way. Simply match the number to the pictures as a puzzle! For example, the number 2 is paired with the picture of 2 apples. It couldn’t be more simple yet engaging!

$10.99


Kidoozie My First Purse

Kidoozie My First Purse

Is your toddler or preschooler obsessed with looking through your purse? If so, then the My First Purse toy is for them. This cool and colorful set includes a set of keys, a cell phone, lipstick, debit card and mirror, so that your early learner can play pretend for hours on end.

$14.95


Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Signature Set

Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Signature Set

Have you noticed your little one watching you as you apply your makeup? If so, they may want to try it for themselves! This pretend makeup set includes foundation, lip gloss, eye shadow, mascara, blusher, a glitter pot and a makeup bag to stash it all in.

$19.99

VTech Call and Chat Learning Phone

VTech Call and Chat Learning Phone

The Call and Chat Learning Phone by VTech features all the same apps and icons as your adult smart phone. With a clock, photo app and dozens of cool games, this phone will give your little one hours of entertainment without them wanting to play with more expensive gadgets.

$11.14


VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk

VTech Touch and Learn Activity Desk

Help your preschooler learn about colors, shapes, patterns, animals, letters, words and much more with the Touch and Learn Activity Desk by VTech. With four packages to choose from, your little one will be entertained for hours while learning heaps of useful information.

$49.20


Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Fisher-Price Medical Kit

Role play is beneficial for a child’s learning and development. This Fisher Price Medical Kit includes a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor, syringe, bandages, otoscope and thermometer, and teaches children the basics about health and wellbeing.

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LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

LeapFrog Shapes And Sharing Picnic Basket

Picnics are great fun, aren’t they? This Shapes and Sharing Picnic Basket is not only perfect for pretend play on hot summer days, but also introduces your little one to shapes, colors and food types. This set includes forks, plates, knives, spoons, cups and various pretend food.

$55.55


VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

VTech Write and Learn Creative Center

Draw cool pictures, follow patterns and create unique and interesting designs with the VTech Write and Learn Creative Center. Using magnetic technology, this toy promises no mess and maximum enjoyment. Perfect for little ones above the age of 3.

$19.88


Doll Sling Toy Pouch Sling Baby Doll Carrier

Doll Sling Toy Pouch Sling Baby Doll Carrier

Teach your preschooler some nurturing basics by giving them a sling toy pouch for their baby dolls. This toy lets them remain close to their dolls while out and about, and mimics nurturing skills that are essential in later life. This item is hand made to order.
$14

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

VTech Record and Learn KidiStudio

Express your musical side with this super cool Record and Learn KidiStudio by Vtech. This musical toy features 40 play along tracks, as well as a recording function so that you and your little one can play back your favorite creations. Ideal for 3 year olds.

$83.70


Melissa & Doug Stacking Train

Melissa & Doug Stacking Train

Stacking toys help a child to develop their hand eye coordination while refining their fine motor skills. The Melissa and Doug is a classic wooden stacking toy in the shape of a train, which also features bright and cheerful colors and shapes to help your child learn.

$13.59


Melissa & Doug Car Carrier Truck and Cars Wooden Toy Set

Melissa & Doug Car Carrier Truck and Cars Wooden Toy Set

If your preschooler is mad about cars, and is also keen on stacking items on top of one another, then the Car Carrier Truck Wooden Toy Set is for them. Made from colorful, environmentally friendly materials, this toy features a truck and four stackable cars.

$14.99


KidKraft Fire Station Set

KidKraft Fire Station Set

Ignite their imaginations with the KidKraft fire station set. This wonderful wooden playset is safe for any 3 year old and comes with 15 extra accessories; a fireman, station dog, firetruck with ladder, bunk bed, helicopter with spinning propellers, a computer and more. Not to mention the 360 degrees of open-ended play, so he can play with his siblings and pals, too.

$80.96


Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle

The Fisher-Price Think & Learn smart cycle offers 3 exciting ways to play; racing against opponents, driving through different scenes to collect letters and spell words (as they get better the games become harder), and gaming where it’s all about fun and peddling as fast as they can!

$299.99


Little Tikes Trampoline

Little Tikes Trampoline

Reach for the stars with the indoors Little Tikes trampoline. With a large surface for jumping and a handlebar to help them keep their balance and jump even higher, it’s the perfect way to get those toddlers up, active and burning off lots of excess energy.

$55.68


Skoolzy Peg Board Set

Skoolzy Peg Board Set

Help them develop their gross motor and problem-solving skills with the Skoolzy pegboard. Let them be free to play with the pegs and board as they like, or ramp up the fun with the challenge of copying the activity cards that parents can download to their phones.

$17.97


Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

Pogo sticks are super fun but they’re far too tricky to master, which is where the My First Flybar comes in. This nifty toy works the same way a pogo stick does, but instead of a stick to bounce on, they get a larger-surfaced spongy foam block – making it easier and safer toy for 3 year olds.

$16.99


Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Offering up exciting features designed to get your babies moving and learning, this fabulous toy is a must-have. The touch-sensitive play bar has 3 ways to play; ‘sit and play’ for babies to press buttons to hear sounds, ‘stand and dance’ to encourage movement with music and phrases, and ‘move and explore’, which teaches ABC’s, numbers and colors.

$84.20


My First Brain Quest

My First Brain Quest

Join Max the monkey with My First Brain Quest – a fast-paced curriculum-based question game designed to help toddlers develop their vocabulary and other essential learning skills. Included are 350 questions and answers with colorful pictures to aid their understanding, My First Brain Quest makes learning a blast for any curious 3 year old.


Play Visions Crayola Color Bath Dropz

Play Visions Crayola Color Bath Dropz

Bath time just became a whole lot more fun and exciting with these Crayola Bath Dropz. The tub contains 60 bathtub tints that quickly fizz up and dissolve, leaving the water colored just like Crayola crayons. Why not mix them up to see how many colors you can create?

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Vtopmart Automatic Bubble Blower Machine

Vtopmart Automatic Bubble Blower Machine

Blowing bubbles can become tiresome quickly, so have this adorable bubble blowing penguin do it for you instead. It’s ‘bubblerilliant’ for having fun in the garden or for use during birthday parties, sleepovers, and more. Its convenient carry handle makes it easy-peasy to take it anywhere you need.

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Prextex Dinosaurs Pack

Prextex Dinosaurs Pack

Travel back in time to a prehistoric land with this huge box of 12 realistic plastic dinosaur figures; inside you’ll find the T-Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Ankylosaurus, and more. Learn all about each dinosaur with the exciting educational book, full of jaw-dropping facts, wicked pictures, and other neat information.

$15.99


ALEX Toys Little Hands String A Farm

ALEX Toys Little Hands String A Farm

The award winning String a Farm set from ALEX toys is one of the best toys around for developing counting, animal recognition, gross motor skills, and sequencing skills, all while having fun. Little ones must thread the wooden needle and string through the farm-themed wooden beads, learning about the different animals as they go,

$16.50


VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox

VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox

Toddlers are going to go ‘tool-tally’ crazy for the VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox. With this cool kit, they can role-play and pretend to be just like Daddy and fix everything in sight, using the drill and screws, hammer and spanner. The toolbox also has 2 neat project boards for them to complete.

$17.99


Play-Doh Tool Box

Play-Doh Tool Box

You can never go wrong with Play-Doh for toddlers, especially when it comes with lots of wicked tools and accessories to mold, create, and explore with. The toddler toolbox itself has 23 in-built shape molds as well as 6 shape-cutters and a handy no-mess play mat for hours of imaginative fun.

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VTech Click and Count Remote

VTech Click and Count Remote

The Click and Count Remote by VTech is perfect for little ones that love ‘cause and effect’ play. It has nine channels with over forty five songs, providing your toddler or preschooler with hours of entertainment. There’s also a handy volume control setting!

$16.51


Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of nature with these GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars. Designed for little eyes, these focus free binoculars can help your child see bugs, insects, leaves, trees and many other things up close! A hands on educational toy.

$14.18


VTech Alphabet Apple

VTech Alphabet Apple

Your little one will love carrying around this portable learning toy with a handle. It features a moving clock to help tell the time and 26 light-up buttons for cause and effect fun. Help your child understand letters, numbers, words, sounds, phrases and much more!

$19.88


Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board

Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board

Toddlers and preschoolers love to figure out how things work. That’s why this activity board is perfect. Teach your child to unzip, unlock, turn keys and undo latches with this Melissa and Doug Wooden Activity Board. Brilliant for enhancing fine motor skills.

$26.95


Little Tikes PopTunes Guitar

Little Tikes PopTunes Guitar

With two pre set modes to choose from, your little one can rock and roll with this Little Tikes PopTunes Guitar with ease. Each button is brightly colored and helps your child develop their hand eye coordination. Perfect for ages 3 upwards.

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Playskool Heroes Jurassic World Pachycephalosaurus

Playskool Heroes Jurassic World Pachycephalosaurus

The Jurassic World Pachycephalosaurus is brilliant for pretend play when interacted with other dinosaur playsets. His head wobbled up and down as he moves around, making him greatly entertaining for preschoolers. A fun, educational toy for ages 3 upwards.

$15.99


ALEX Toys Rub a Dub Water Flutes

ALEX Toys Rub a Dub Water Flutes

Bath time needn’t be boring with the Rub a Dub Water Flutes by Alex Toys. Fill each flute with water and blow through it to make an incredibly hilarious sound! This bath toy is not only entertaining but great at sparking imagination through music.

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Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Play Center

Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Play Center

When it’s sunny outside, there’s nothing better than cooling off in a pool outside. This hilariously fun play pool features a slide, water sprayer, ring toss game and wading pool. Fully inflatable, you can pack this pool away when it’s no longer needed.

$59.99


Fox pillow plush toy

Fox pillow plush toy

Impress your toddler or preschooler with this gorgeous purple poka dot fox plush toy. Measuring at 9 inches in height and made from breathable soft cotton fabric, this delightful fox makes a fantastic bedtime companion or comfort toy for nursery.
$30

Green Toys Dump Truck

Green Toys Dump Truck

 The Green Toys Dump Truck is a play vehicle made from environmentally friendly, recycled materials and provides your child with the tools for the best imaginative play. Load the dump truck with dirt, water or marbles and dump them at another location!

$22.94


Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

Bath time needn’t be boring with the Ferry Boat and Mini Cars toy by Green Toys. Made from recycled plastic, this environmentally friendly bath toy features a ferry boat with a ramp as well as a set of cars that can be sent down the ramp into the water.

$19.99


Peppa and George Giggle n' Wiggle Plush

Peppa and George Giggle n' Wiggle Plush

Peppa and George love having long, silly conversations. Now you can take them both home and join in! This lovely Peppa Pig plush toy set features both characters from the hit tv show, both of whom chat away, giggle and engage in the best joke telling ever.

$74.99


Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Dora & Friends Talking Dora & Smartphone

Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Dora & Friends Talking Dora & Smartphone

The Dora and Friends Talking Dora & Smartphone set features a talking Dora doll wearing her signature outfit and bracelet, as well as a smart phone that allows the two of you to communicate. Ideal for toddlers and preschoolers who are fans of the hit tv show.

$49.99


Paw Patrol Chase's Spy Cruiser, Vehicle and Figure

Paw Patrol Chase's Spy Cruiser, Vehicle and Figure

Chase is ready for his rescue mission with this Paw Patrol Spy Cruiser Vehicle and Figure set. Featuring a Chase figurine, movable vehicle and accessory, you can recreate the adventures of Paw Patrol from your own home. This set works alongside the main Paw Patroller (not included)

$26.99


Belle is a sweet little plush turtle toy with a twist. She has six buckles on her back that are designed to engage and enhance your child’s fine motor skills. Perfect for cuddling and pretend play while also keeping your child entertained and occupied.

$21.99


Disney Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman Jewelry Box Toy

Disney Frozen Do You Want to Build a Snowman Jewelry Box Toy

Store your favorite jewelry pieces in this super cute Elsa and Anna jewelry box. Featuring young Elsa and Anna from Frozen, this box opens to the tune of “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” and includes a heart ring inside. Perfect for Frozen fans aged 3 upwards.

$36.99


Disney Store Dory Plush

Disney Store Dory Plush

Finding Dory was one of the most loved films of 2016. Now you can take Dory home in plush form. This super cute, incredibly soft plush toy is made from velvety material and has an adorable expression. This toy measures at 17 inches across.

$19.94


Minions Eye-Conic FRS 2 Way Radios

Minions Eye-Conic FRS 2 Way Radios

Pick up a pair of walkie talkie 2 way radios for the best adventurous play with friends. With long range, this walkie talkie set features Minions graphics and allows two children to speak to each other from opposite ends of the house. Perfect for kids aged 3 upwards.

$20.04


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train Set

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train Set

Set up the ultimate train track with the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Railway Set. This 100 piece set has an additional 30 accessories that mean you can customize in countless imaginative ways. Furthermore, this set is made from environmentally friendly materials.

$97.99


Barbie Endless Hair Kingdom Chelsea Doll,

Barbie Endless Hair Kingdom Chelsea Doll,

The Chelsea Doll Endless Hair Kingdom By Barbie has long, blond, beautiful hair that can be styled in a number of amazing ways. Create plaits, curls, or put it up in a stylish bun. This doll comes with a hair brush accessory and is perfect for ages 3 upwards.

$54.99


Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Annie 12-Inch Drink and Wet Poseable Baby Doll

Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Annie 12-Inch Drink and Wet Poseable Baby Doll

Have fun dressing and nurturing this fully posable doll by Melissa and Doug. This doll set comes with a potty, bottle for pretend feeding, bonnet, diaper, bib and more. Perfect for developing a child’s social skills while learning vital life lessons at the same time.

$20.08


Disney Moana of Oceania Adventure Doll

Disney Moana of Oceania Adventure Doll

Inspired by the hit Disney film Moana, this delightful Moana doll makes the perfect companion for children and preschoolers. She has long beautiful hair and ten points of articulation making her fully posable for hours of imaginative play.

$16.89


Badger Basket Pink Rosebud 3-in-1 Doll Pram, Carrier, and Stroller

Badger Basket Pink Rosebud 3-in-1 Doll Pram, Carrier, and Stroller

Does your little one have loads of dolls? If so, they’ll enjoy pushing them around in this multi functional pink rosebud 3-in-1 doll pram. What makes this toy extra special is that it also performs as a stroller and carrier for fully immersive imaginative play.

$41.99


Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo

Playskool Sesame Street Love2Learn Elmo

Love2Learn Elmo can speak over 350 words and phrases to your little one, which allows them to learn through interaction. He also refers to your child by name and can be integrated with an app so that you can continually update the games that are played!

Prices Vary

10 Cool DIY Gift Ideas for 3 Year Old Boys and Girls

Diy Toddler Tool Set

Diy Toddler Tool Set

If Daddy is always finding little hands creeping out of nowhere to steal away tools or try and ‘help’ him, then you need to try out this genius DIY toddler toolset. It consists of a kid’s tool belt, mini flathead screwdriver, level, measuring tape, safety glasses and a box full of large bolts and screws.

Diy Play Tool Belt

Diy Play Tool Belt

If you’re a pro with a sewing needle, this DIY tool belt will be a breeze and your little man is sure to appreciate it! It is best to have the play pretend tools before you start this make though, so you know what size to make the pockets and loops.

Diy Toy Fishing Pole

Diy Toy Fishing Pole

Kids are bound to enjoy this ‘fintastic’ DIY toy fishing pole and magnetic fabric fish play set. The toy rod really does reel in, so kids actually feel like they’re fishing! It’s a great activity to get them thinking, focusing, and developing skills all while having bucketfuls of fishy fun.

Diy Cardboard Car Wash

Diy Cardboard Car Wash

Is there any little boy out there NOT obsessed with toy cars? Probably not, so have a go at treating him to this ultra-neat DIY cardboard car wash. Being waterproof, he really can wash all of his cars ’til they sparkle and gleam (although getting them dirty all over again is just as much fun).

Diy Balance Bench

Diy Balance Bench

From Adventure in a Box comes this DIY balance board tutorial, inspired by their childhood memories. The trick of this is to make it the right height for your child – not too high, but enough to challenge them, helping them to develop their balancing skills.

Diy Tree Building Blocks

Diy Tree Building Blocks

Instead of buying new, why not use what you already have around you? You can do that with this clever tree building block tutorial. Kids are then free to use their imaginations and build whatever they like with them, a garage for their cars, hillside for their dinosaurs, and who knows what else!

Diy Velro Story Blocks

Diy Velro Story Blocks

Whether you have a road trip coming up or you’re just a family that is always on the go, it’s always a good idea to have an activity ready for the children so that they stay content on the road…just like this Velcro story blocks set, which is sure to keep them busy for hours.

Diy No Sew Quiet Book

Diy No Sew Quiet Book

Head over to All for the Boys where you will find a superb tutorial for making this wonderful ‘quiet book’. With pages for lacing, buckling, zipping and more, this no-sew project is ideal for crafting beginners or those who just want a simple craft to make for the kids.

Diy Board Book

Diy Board Book

Little ones adore looking at picture books, especially if they’re pictures of family. Make your own board book by following this nifty DIY, and this way you can even teach them names of family members that may not live close by or that you just don’t manage to see very often.

Diy Felt Car Mat

Diy Felt Car Mat

How adorable is this personalized car mat? This will make a fantastic gift for 3 year olds, plus they’re sure to love it for years to come, especially once they start to recognize the special areas on it. It even has a garage area to store cars in, so it’s ready to play with whenever they like.

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