Choosing gifts for babies is easy, but things get a little tricky once you hit the 3-year-old milestone. As a mom of two toddlers, I know what it’s like to search for that right gift that’s right for your child now but also built to last. I’m always on the lookout for unique, well-made toys and games that will hold my kids’ attention and won’t break the bank! If it’s durable enough to pass down to a younger sibling or friend, even better. The last thing we want is something that ends up in the bottom of the toy box or in the donation bin after a few uses.
If there’s one thing we know about three-year-old boys, it’s that they’ve started to develop their own opinions about what they’d like to see on the big day, so look for a special gift based on their interests or hobbies. This list can be used as inspiration to make a wish list together or use it to choose a surprise.
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Kids will love the realistic look of these branch blocks. They’ll use their imaginations to build unusual structures, then tear them down!
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Design & Drill Bolt Buddies Rocket Toy
Wait until you see his face when you give him a REAL exercise in putting this rocket together. This affordable gift will keep him real for hours while developing his fine motor skills.
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B. Woofer guitar
Reviewers say this guitar is engaging and one of the least obnoxious children’s toys they own. Another said it’s been their son’s favorite toy for three years!
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ice cream van
Who doesn’t love the ice cream truck? This simple push toy is made of beech wood and is wonderfully quiet – no ice cream clink!
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Radio Flyer 6V Bumper Car
This bumper car comes with a parent remote to override child controls if needed. It has a foam bumper to protect your furniture and walls when used as an indoor toy.
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Kullerbu Crash Test 18-Piece Game Track Set
This set is easy enough for toddlers to put together without getting frustrated. They’ll want to watch the stuntman smash the blocks over and over again. Trust us!
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Calico Critters Tuxedo Cat Girl’s Party Time Play Set
A perfect snack for cat lovers. This set includes 27 birthday-themed accessories, from cake to small accessories.
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Show Shelter Pet Love
Toddlers will love making toys, learning about animal shelters and helping animals in need. Start early to instill a love of volunteerism.
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Symphony Croc musical toy
Kids will love making music to this crocodile. The drum pops out, so it’s easy to start a band.
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Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter
The Ice Cream Counter will get hours of play. It comes with fake money making it a great introduction to simple math. Young children will love stacking the spoons high!
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Kiko+ Wooden Kaleidoscope Camera
See the world differently with this smart kaleidoscope camera. It comes with a carrying strap to avoid losing it.
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animal rescue helicopter
Fast! An adorable hippopotamus needs your help! Save them from the hungry lion with a helicopter with a working propeller.
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Kidamento Instant Print Digital Kids Camera
Behind that silly panda face is a fun instant-print camera! Kids can point and shoot, then parents can print their shots or transfer them to another device.
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The Observer Playset
Lovevery kits are great for all ages and their 3 year old kit is no exception. It includes a small house and a weather forecast tablet. Now they also offer books that you can add to the subscription.
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If your three-year-old is still in the dressing phase, they’ll love this vet set where they can nurse a calf’s boo boo and drive to the farm in a truck.
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Tree House Adventure
Perfect for rainy days when playing in a real tree house is not possible. The attention to detail on Schleich toys is amazing. They are so realistic, even down to the footprints. Dab them in playdoh and see their traces! Kids will love this tree house for years to come.
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The life of a three-year-old child is quite stressful. There is so much to learn and do. Alpaca can help young people manage feelings of anxiety and articulate those feelings.
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cloud window clings
Children will look forward to rainbow time each afternoon when the sun hits them at the window. They also prevent birds from flying into the windows. A win-win!
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Coterie Pull Up
If your three-year-old isn’t quite potty trained, he’ll love wearing Coterie’s new pull-ups. They are as soft as real underwear.
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Dive in and enjoy this inflatable pool adorned with palm fronds. It’s big enough for adults to have fun.
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The Ultimate Exploration Storypod Pack
If you’re constantly being asked to read stories over and over again, you’ll love StoryPod! The different knitted animals all tell a story. Just place them on the speaker. Record your own stories or songs on the owl plush.
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What about young children and macaroni? Improve your child’s diet by giving him Goodles, which are just as tasty, but contain protein. Yum !
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The Puppy 2-in-1 Transforming T-Shirt
When toddlers are around, there is most likely a mess. Cubcoats makes storing a spare shirt easy because it folds up into a small stuffed animal!
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Organic cotton top and bottom set
Make Make Organics offers comfortable clothing that stands up to rough play. They are breathable and organic, which makes them perfect for young children.
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my first train
Three-year-olds will have no trouble putting this train together. It’s fun without being frustrating like some other trains.
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Splash Splash Water Park
Turn the wheel and watch the water flow. There are three people and a variety of water toys to play with overall.
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Jumbo Waldorf Rocker
This seesaw can be used for climbing or swinging. It’s also fun to watch!
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After the bath and the pool, 3-year-olds will love snuggling up in this adorable terrycloth blanket. Monogram it for an extra $15.
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