The Best Gifts for 3-Year-Olds

National Geographic First Book of Why

National Geographic First Book of Why, $8.97


Teeming with info on so many exciting topics, including animals, food prep, and things that go, the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why helps parents answer all the Qs little kids ask.

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Eco-Dough

Eco-Dough, $15.90

Nontoxic, lead-free molding dough is an awesome option for 3-year-olds and their older siblings, too. Adding water turns the stuff into kid-safe finger paint.

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Handmade Backpack

Handmade Backpack, $28

There will be no mixing up this 3-year-old’s backpack in a pile at daycare or preschool. Perfect for adventures big and small, and practical for daily toting, the selection of handmade backpacks on Etsy shop OmacPacks is just delightful. 

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Ferry Boat with Mini Cars

Ferry Boat with Cars, $19.31

The Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars offers hours of fun in the bath or pool! It’s made entirely out of recycled plastic, so it’s a win with eco-conscious parents, too.

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Melissa & Doug's Folding Princess Castle

Princess Doll’s Castle, $71.96

A castle fit for the princess in your life, Melissa & Doug’s Folding Princess Castle is fabulously detailed with a working drawbridge, removable turrets, and balconies for perching princesses.

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Rainbow Light Projector

Rainbow Light Projector, $17.99

This rainbow light projector sets the scene for all sorts of imaginative games for years to come.

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