The 20 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Toyk Aqua Magic Mat at Amazon

"Portable and perfect for indoor or outdoor use, this mat uses magical water paint for a no-mess painting experience."

Micro Mini Scooter at Walmart

"Introduce a love of scooting to your youngster with this fan-favorite three-wheeled scooter."

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit at Amazon

"Whether adding to a play kitchen or just for fun, this set includes 17 pieces of fruit and a wooden knife for safe cutting."

Doctor and Nurses Set at Amazon

"The 12-piece set is made with eco-friendly materials and all packs into an included doctor bag."

Dovetail House Dollhouse at Amazon

"This splurge-worthy dollhouse is beautifully made with two floors and many rooms ready for hours of fun."

BRIO Train My First Railway at Amazon

"For the kid interested in toy trains, this is a great first set that includes 25 pieces with trains, tracks, tunnels, and more."

Magnetic Dress Up Doll at Walmart

"Promote creativity, dexterity, and hand eye coordination with this sweet and inspiring toy."

Yeti in My Spaghetti at Amazon

"A fun and fast-moving family game, this silly game is suitable for dexterous 3-year-olds."

Little Likes Kids Joyful Carousel Memory Game at Amazon

"This Black-owned business features original artwork that represents diversity by depicting families of mixed race and ethnicity."

Third Birthday T-Shirt at etsy.com

"Three color choices and three size options (2T, 3T, and 4T) make this a perfect gift for the birthday girl."

At 3 years old, many girls (and boys) are exploring their independence. As they leave the toddler years behind, some kiddos can sit and enjoy games, explore imaginative play, or play alone, while others would prefer to wiggle and run around. Find the right gift for the 3-year-old in your life and celebrate a birthday, holiday, or just-because celebration.

Here are the best gifts for 3-year-old girls on the market.

Our Top Picks

Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

Portable and perfect for indoor or outdoor use, this mat uses magical water paint for a no-mess painting experience. The set includes the mat, six pens, and lots of templates and shapes to trace and play with. Safe and appropriate for kids 3 and up.

Micro Mini Scooter

Micro Kickboard
Courtesy of Amazon

Introduce a love of scooting to your youngster with this fan-favorite three-wheeled scooter. Safe for kids 2 and up, the strong and lightweight scooter has an adjustable height handlebar, so it’ll grow as your kid does.

Melissa & Doug Cutting Fruit

Whether adding to a play kitchen or just for fun, this set includes 17 pieces of fruit and a wooden knife for safe cutting. These will teach kids the concepts of whole and part while role-playing adult actions. Safe for kids ages 3 and up.

Doctor and Nurses Set

Ease any fear of doctors and encourage imaginary and creative roleplay with this doctor kit. The 12-piece set is made with eco-friendly materials and all packs into an included doctor bag. Safe for kids ages 3 and up.

Dovetail House Dollhouse

This splurge-worthy dollhouse is beautifully made with two floors and many rooms ready for hours of fun. Safe for kids ages 3 and up, it’s a commitment. It weighs 25 pounds and the set does not include furniture or dolls, so be prepared to buy separately.

BRIO Train My First Railway

By 3 years old, many kids will begin having an interest in trains. This is a great first set that includes 25 pieces—with trains, tracks, tunnels, and more—that are all compatible with bigger sets and more trains.

Magnetic Dress Up Doll

Julia Magnetic Dress-Up
Julia Magnetic Dress-Up.

 Courtesy of Amazon

An exceptional gift for 3-year-olds, this set includes eight outfits with 24 magnetic pieces of clothing (including for a firefighter, astronaut, and policewoman), a doll, doll stand, and an easy-to-carry storage tray. Promote creativity, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination with this sweet and inspiring toy.

Yeti in My Spaghetti

A fun and fast-moving family game, this silly game requires players to move the spaghetti pieces out of the bowl without letting the Yeti fall in. It’s recommended for 4-year-olds, but dexterous 3-year-olds can definitely play.

Little Likes Kids Joyful Carousel Memory Game

A memory game for the 3-years-old and up set, this Black-owned business features original artwork that represents diversity by depicting families of mixed race and ethnicity within the game. The set includes 24 pairs of matching cards, but it’s easy to start with fewer pairs for younger kids and work up to the full 24.

Third Birthday T-Shirt

Third Birthday T-Shirt

 Courtesy of Etsy

Celebrate a special birthday with a sweet birthday t-shirt. Three color choices and three size options (2T, 3T, and 4T) make this a perfect gift for the birthday girl.

Melissa & Doug Water Wow Bundle

These amazing color-with-water activity books are a lifesaver for long car rides or some quiet alone time. Great for ages 3 to 5, they promote fine motor skills and early writing and reading skills. The no-mess books each have a special spot to hold the water pen.

Cutie Pie Butterfly Kickball

Give a 3-year-old a bouncy ball and watch the fun begin. Safe for ages 2 and up, this sweet and affordable ball is perfect for bouncing, throwing, kicking, and playing.

Klee Kids Peelable Nail Polish

This water-based, nontoxic nail polish set includes three vibrant colors of fast-drying, kid-safe polish. Safe for kids 3 years old and up, your little fashionista will love her painted nails. The polish is peelable, so no remover is needed.

Disney Frozen Let It Go Sound Book

Disney Frozen Sound Book

 Courtesy of Walmart

Little readers will love this interactive book featuring favorite characters and the song "Let It Go" from Frozen. Five interactive buttons play an instrumental version of "Let It Go" for kids to sing to, and the sixth button plays Elsa's voice. The book is safe for toddlers and 3-year-olds.

Custom Name Book

Custom Name Book

Courtesy of Etsy

Little girls will love being the star of their very own personalized name book. The sweet storyline cleverly uses each letter of the child’s first name to help colorful characters in the nearby circus. Every name book is different, and you can choose between hardback, paperback, and other gift wrap options.

Little Tikes Princess Cozy Coupe

Ride in style in this classic vehicle. Safe for kids from 18 months to 5 years and up to 50 pounds, the Cozy Coupe is perfect for driveways, sidewalks, or other smooth surfaces.

Melissa & Doug Royal Princess Role Play Set

Promote creative expression and imaginative play with your little princess. The set includes a satin dress with easy-to-close velcro, a matching crown, and a tiara. Perfect for kids 3 years old and up, this is a great start (or addition) to dress up clothes.

Keepsake Dolls

Harper Iman Keepsake Doll

 Courtesy of Harper Iman

Handmade by a Black-owned business, these beautiful and stylish keepsake dolls will be loved for a long time. Made from linen, with custom clothing and hairstyles to match, the dolls are 16 inches to 18 inches big and appropriate for kids ages 3 and up.

Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle

Personalized Wooden Name Puzzle

 Courtesy of Etsy

Beautifully made and long-lasting, your little girl will love her very own name in puzzle form. A thoughtful gift, especially for girls with unique names, this puzzle will promote both self-esteem and hand-eye coordination.

Little Tikes Basketball Hoop

Designed for kids from 18 months on up, kiddos will love this basketball set with its oversized rim and junior size basketball. Safe for indoor or outdoor play, girls will develop their social and motor skills, along with coordination.

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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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  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Important Milestones: Your Child By Three Years. Updated June 9, 2020.