The 22 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls of 2021

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Fun with a play kitchen or alone, this beautifully crafted wooden fruit set features 17 pieces
Alexa enabled, the kitchen can also make sounds, play games, and prompt activities for kids to keep busy.
Fans of Bluey will love this kid-sized playhouse that features four rooms, a spacious patio, removoable and moveable furniture.
Your kiddo will love to cuddle Kiki and you’ll love that 100 percent of net proceeds go to organizations that help elephants
Sized for dolls up to 24 inches, the stroller features a foldable canopy, undercarriage basket, harness, and folds for easy storage.
Expand your little one's culinary tastes with an all wooden sushi set. Includes 11 pieces, a bamboo mat, serving tray, and more.
The three-wheel design provides a stable and supportive ride so small kiddos can master balance and coordination.
Portable and easy to pack away, this sweet barn set is perfect to play with alone or with a buddy.
Introduce girls to a wide range of role models. The board book format is durable and easy to read over and over and over again!
Fun for years to come, this play cash register and play money set is inspiring for any young entrepreneur.

On the border of toddlers and preschoolers, many 3-year olds are exploring the connections between their emotions and their bodies, engage in imaginative play, and can follow basic directions. As their interests and skill levels increase, it’s helpful to give gifts that can help foster independence and are also just plain fun!

Use this guide to find the right gift for your needs, budget, and interests.

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit Set

Fun with a play kitchen or alone, this beautifully crafted wooden fruit set features 17 pieces. The pretend food has self-stick tabs that take imaginative play to another level. Kids can “slice” apart pieces of fruit with the included wooden knife for a satisfying crunch sound.

Pretending to cut will build hand-eye coordination along with developing basic math concepts.

KidKraft Alexa-Enabled 2-in-1 Wooden Kitchen

KidKraft Alexa-Enabled 2-in-1 Wooden Kitchen

Bring imaginative play to the next level with this splurge-worthy gift. Two-sided, one side features a kitchen and the other a market check-out counter. Alexa enabled, the kitchen can also make sounds, play games, and prompt activities for kids to keep busy.

Bluey Family Home Playset

Bluey Family Home Playset

Fans of Bluey will love this kid-sized playhouse that features four rooms, a spacious patio, removable and moveable furniture, and a cute Bluey figure. Perfect for imaginative play, this house is a great intro to dollhouses.

The Elephant Project Kiki

The Elephant Project Kiki

Help save elephants through The Elephant Project organization. Your kiddo will love to cuddle Kiki and you’ll love that 100 percent of net proceeds go to various organizations that help elephants.

Hasbro Baby Alive Doll Stroller

Your mini-me will be instantly obsessed with pushing around with their very own doll stroller. Sized for dolls up to 24 inches, the stroller features a foldable canopy, undercarriage basket, harness, and folds for easy storage.

Kiko & GG Sushi Party Set

Kiko & GG Sushi Party Set

Expand your little one's familiarity with worldwide cuisine with an all-wooden sushi set. Velcro seaweed and magnetic sushi make it fun to play and create, all while building fine motor skills. The set includes 11 pieces, a bamboo mat, a serving tray, and more.

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter

Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter

Get rolling on a scooter that’s made for kids from 2 to 5 years old. The three-wheel design provides a stable and supportive ride so small kiddos can master balance and coordination. Strong and lightweight, the handlebar is adjustable so it grows as your child does.

Tender Leaf Toys Baby Barn Set

Tender Leaf Toys Baby Barn Set

Portable and easy to pack away, this sweet barn set is perfect to play with alone or with a buddy. Made of all wood, the set features animals, tractors, farmers, trees, and a big red barn.

My First Book of Girl Power

My First Book of Girl Power

Introduce your little lady to a wide range of role models that all promote “girl power.” The board book format is durable and easy to read over and over and over again!

Pottery Barn Kids Cash Register and Play Money

Pottery Barn Kids Cash Register and Play Money

Fun for years to come, this play cash register and money set is inspiring for any young entrepreneur. Both the cash and coins are made slightly bigger than real money, so they are sized just right for kids and help young minds practice counting and coin recognition.

Fun for role playing, water play, bath time, or anytime, this colorful set is made in the USA out of 100 perfect recycled milk containers. Included are cups, saucers, a teapot, spoons, and more. Pinkies up!

You’ll love reading these six board books over and over again to your 3-year old. The simple, engaging text and colorful collage pictures are well-loved favorites for good reason.

Pottery Barn Kids Fishing Bath Game

Pottery Barn Kids Fishing Bath Game

Enjoy the fun as you fill the tub with colorful fish and watch your kiddo reel in their catch. Three fish, a rod, and a net all promote hand-eye coordination while making bath time even more enjoyable.

Melissa & Doug Astronaut Costume

Head to outer space in this well-made, machine washable astronaut costume that’s sized for younger kids. The velcro closures make it easy for kids to take on and off on their own. Add this to a dress-up collection for fun that’s outta this world.

WeeFarers Polarized WeeFarers Children's Sunglasses

Protect little eyes with these super stylish sunglasses that’ll have your mini-me looking just like mom or dad. Made with kids in mind, the glasses come with a carrying pouch and an easily adjustable strap.

Land's End Kids Hooded Bath Towel

Land's End Kids Hooded Bath Towel

Made of 100 percent cotton, this adorable hooded towel is designed for your kiddo to be able to wrap themselves up after taking a dip in the bath, shower, pool, beach, or anywhere else. For an added touch, add a monogram or name to the towel.

Hasbro Don’t Break the Ice Game

Hasbro Don’t Break the Ice Game

A fun, fast-paced game that doesn’t require any reading, players are challenged to use their mallets to tap out the ice blocks, one by one. To win, keep Philip the Penguin on top of the ice. Fun for two to four players, this is a great introduction to board games.

Nutcase Little Nutty MIPS Helmet

Nutcase Little Nutty MIPS Helmet

Durable and safe, this stylish helmet comes in two sizes and is made just for kids ages 3 years old and up. Use the size chart to find the right fit and pick from eight cool designs for a helmet your kiddo will love to wear.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Order up! Replicate the entire ice cream counter experience with this 28 piece wooden set that includes everything kids need to serve the very best treats. A fun toy that promotes imaginative play and hand-eye coordination, it all fits back in the stand for easy storage.

Melissa & Doug Water Wow! Reusable Coloring Pads

Melissa & Doug Water Wow! Reusable Coloring Pads

An amazing option for travel, life on the go, or just some much-needed quiet time, these genius coloring pads are powered by water. Simply fill up the included brush/pen, color the pages, and watch how they change. Once they dry, they’re ready to use again. The best part is that they are mess-free!

Lalo Play Kit

Lalo Play Kit

A splurge-worthy gift, this attractive table and chair set creates an instant play zone for kids. Sized for young kids, choose from five different colors for the chairs. Stylish and practical, the set is easy to clean and comfortable.

Calico Critters Kangaroo Family

Calico Critters Kangaroo Family

Perfect alone or with other figures, Calico Critters are flocked figures that include clothing and accessories that can all be removed, jointed arms and legs, and rotating heads. Gift your kid a set and watch how much fun they’ll have playing with their animals.

Final Verdict

The Melissa & Doug Water Wow coloring pads (view at Amazon) are a go-to gift for any 3-year old and should be considered essential for travel. If your child doesn’t have a scooter yet, you can’t go wrong with the Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter (view at Amazon), just don’t forget the Nutcase Little Nutty MIPS Helmet (view at REI)!

Why Trust Verywell Family?

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old-son, 7-year-old-son, and 3-year-old daughter. She keeps a secret space in her basement closet for last-minute gifts.

Outdoor toys and art kits are her go-to gifts since they have a wide appeal. Her kids are super active and love any toy that can be played with outside. They are currently setting new pogo stick records every day!

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