Do you have a little one in your life that’s turning three? Three is such a wonderful age. By the time she’s three years old, she’s probably going to preschool and picking up more skills by the day. Three year olds are also quickly learning the things they like (cuddles with mom) and the things she isn’t a fan of (broccoli). Here’s how to choose the very best 3 year old birthday gift ideas for the three year old in your life.
How to Choose a Birthday Gift for a 3 Year Old
When shopping for a three year old, you should consider not only your child’s likes and interests, but also the developmental milestones she’s working on in the next few months. For instance, three year olds are big into imaginative and creative play. Be sure to choose gifts that spark this developmental skill, such as stuffed animals, figurines from her favorite TV show, or even pretend dinosaurs.
Three year olds are also working on refining their fine motor skills, which will help them write when they reach kindergarten. Choose gifts that can help hone this skill, such as Lego Duplo or pop beads. These types of toys not only help work her dexterity in new ways, but they also help develop hand-eye coordination. Another big skill that three year olds are learning is gross motor development. Three year olds are constantly on the go and may even be learning how to ride a bike with training wheels. Any toy that gets your little one going is sure to keep her interest.
Top 10 Three Year Old Birthday Gift Ideas
If you’re trying to find the best gift to buy the three year old in your life, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best three year old birthday gift ideas you can find on the market right now:
She’ll be thrilled to get this platter of cookies just for her. It comes with a mouthwatering assortment of cookies plus cake-shaped pineapple covered in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles.
Get her this birthday box packed with chocolate covered graham crackers, pretzels, and sandwich cookies. For even more fun, it also comes with chocolate covered strawberries and white chocolate covered pineapple slices, along with some birthday candles to make a wish.
Looking for 3 year old birthday gift ideas to spark her interest in STEM? Teach your little one to code with this fun and interactive robot. It features three ways to play: coding, learning challenges, and “secret codes” your little one has to detect.
For a little kid with a big imagination, there’s nothing better than a giant fire truck to play pretend with. This true transforms into a large, fire-fighting machine with emergency lights and alarm sounds so your little one can act out all of his firefighting fantasies.
Your little one will love doodling all over this soft, plush bear only to wash it and start over again. It comes complete with three washable markers for endless hours of creative fun.
This tricked out trike looks just like a motorcycle. It features big foot pedals that make it easy for little riders to get — and stay — rolling, even if they aren’t able to power a regular bike yet.
Featuring sounds, flashing lights, and a design that looks just like the one in the show, this toy can fit four vehicles and three PJ Masks figurines. Kids can even trap villains in the detachable cage and bring them to justice.
Inspired by Toy Story‘s Buzz Lightyear, this tent includes a roll-up door, mesh windows, and two tent wings. Not only is it a great place for your little one to hide out in, but it’s also easy to assemble and disassemble whenever needed.
Let your kiddo’s imagination run wild with this dinosaur playset. It comes with a fun, cartoon dinosaur park playmat made of soft, woven fabric and nine realistic plastic dinosaurs that will spark hours of imaginative play.
Not only can your three year old use these beads to create really cool jewelry and accessories, but they’re also really great for her fine motor development. This set comes with 270 pieces that pop together easily to make a variety of hair clips, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and so much more.
Your kiddo is sure to get a kick out of these fun 3 year old birthday gift ideas. Spend plenty of time celebrating. She’ll never turn three years old again.