The 19 Best Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls of 2022

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Four year olds can have a wide range of interests, from dolls, imaginative play, and arts and crafts, to sports, STEM, and playing outdoors. At this age, easy-to-follow games that align with their developmental stage, like board games that don't require reading and stuffed animals, can be lots of fun, too. 

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The Care Bears Good Luck Bear can sing, tell jokes, share feelings, move, light up, and say some funny phrases. If you want to splurge, we recommend the Lola + The Boys Happy Rainbow Vegan Leather Jacket.

When choosing a toy for a 4-year-old, think about their lifestyle, interests, and who they might be playing with. While it’s nice to challenge them with toys or gifts that they can age into, make sure that whatever you choose is also fun right out of the box. We carefully considered toy safety, design, material, ease of cleaning, value, and any age recommendations when reviewing products.

Here are the best gifts for the 4-year-old girl in your life.

Care Bears Good Luck Bear

Care Bears Good Luck Bear

Amazon

The Care Bears Good Luck Bear earned a top spot on our list because the bear interacts with littles for fun play. Bring it on with a blast-from-the—past Care Bear that can sing, tell jokes, share feelings, move, light up, and say some funny phrases. Fun alone or with other bears, this is a cute choice.

Lola + The Boys Happy Rainbow Vegan Leather Jacket

Lola + The Boys Happy Rainbow Vegan Leather Jacket

Courtesy of Lola + The Boys

Stylin’ kiddos will stand out in their own vegan leather bomber jacket. The back has a huge colorful rainbow and a smiley patch on the elbow. Fleece-lined, this darling jacket is actually functional as well as stylish so they can wear it during the fall season. This cozy coat is available in seven sizes.

CoComelon Musical Checkup Case

CoComelon Musical Checkup Case

Amazon

Your little preschooler will love pretending to be a doctor with an all-inclusive check-up case. The musical set plays nine songs and sounds and comes with a play thermometer, stethoscope, and much more. It all packs into the CoComelon checkup case for easy clean-up.

ABC What Can She Be?

ABC What Can She Be?

Courtesy of Brave and Kind Books

An inspirational and educational ABC book, this is sure to be a big hit. The book depicts girls of all different colors, sizes, and abilities as they take on both traditional and non-traditional occupations for every letter of the alphabet.

Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset

Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table Playset

 Courtesy of Bed, Bath & Beyond

Create a mini water park right in your own backyard with this elaborate water table. Equipped with a waterfall, strainer, cups, toys, and more, this is fun alone or with friends. Easy to fill and quick to clean, a water table is perfect for kids with outdoor space.

HobbyCraftPrime Dinosaur Egg Digging Kit

HobbyCraftPrime Dinosaur Egg Digging Kit

Courtesy of HobbyCraftPrime

Transport your kid back to the prehistoric era with this dinosaur excavation kit. Complete with 12 eggs, each packed with its own dinosaur, there are plenty of dinos to discover. Once your kiddo unearths their dinosaur, they can use the included description cards to learn more about their new pretend pet.

Super Smalls Talent Show Butterfly Hair Clips

Super Smalls hair clips

Courtesy of Super Smalls

If your kiddo likes to add a bit of sparkle and shine to their preschool style, this set of eight butterfly clips will be right up their alley. Your tot can add a couple of the beautiful gemstone clips to turn a regular set of pigtails into a next-level style or they can wear them all at once a shine like a superstar.

Educational Insights PaperCraft Fashion Parade

Educational Insights PaperCraft Fashion Parade

Courtesy of Educational Insights

Get ready for endless fun with these sized just right paper dolls. The set includes 24 dolls and over 160 outfits and accessories to color, mix, and match. The best part is that the clothing and accessories are actually easy-to-peel, residue-free stickers so your kiddo can play independently as they dress and design their doll.

CreateOn Green Eggs and Ham Magna Tiles

CreateOn Green Eggs and Ham Magna Tiles

Amazon

Fans of MagnaTiles, the open-ended magnetic building tiles, will love these themed tiles that feature images from Green Eggs and Ham and Dr. Seuss. Perfect alone or as an add-on to other sets, these STEM toys will be a hit for years to come.

Meri Meri Unicorn Ombre Glitter Hair Slides

Meri Meri Unicorn Ombre Glitter Hair Slides

Courtesy of Meri Meri

In case you didn't know, unicorns are still in! A magical way to add glitter and style to any look, this set of two unicorn hair clips are oh-so-cute. Wear one or both; the ombre glitter will surely stand out on any four-year-old.

Pottery Barn Kids Fishing Bath Game

Pottery Barn Kids Fishing Bath Game

Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Extend the fun of bathtime with an interactive fishing game that encourages kids to reel the fish in with their fishing rod. Not only will the toy encourage role-playing and imagination, but it also helps work on hand-eye coordination.

iClever HS01 Kids Headphones and Mic

iClever HS01 Kids Headphones and Mic

Courtesy of Amazon

Combining a high-quality audio experience with fashion, these cute headphones are made for kids. There’s an 85 dB volume-limiting built-in and the adjustable headphones work with tablets, iPhones, and much more.

Melissa & Doug Royal Princess Role Play Costume Set

Melissa & Doug Royal Princess Role Play Costume Set

Amazon

Promote creative expression, imaginative play, and lots of princess play with this adorable costume set. Both the tiara and matching wand have bright, sparkling jewel accents and the velcro closure makes it easy to put on and off.

Madame Alexander Kindness Club Dolls

Madame Alexander Kindness Club Dolls

Amazon

Young kids will be inspired by the Madame Alexander Kindness Club dolls, meant to teach caring and respect for all people. Choose from seven different dolls that are all 14 inches tall, come with stylish accessories, and are fun to play with.

Butteryfly Craze Daisy Flower Plush Floor Pillow

daisy-flower-pillow

Courtesy of Walmart

Add some flair and a cozy and plush cushion to any room. Perfect for a reading spot, cozy corner, or soft decoration, these floor pillows come in five colors and measure over 30 inches in diameter, so there’s plenty of room for a 4-year-old to lounge.

Firefly LOL Surprise Power Toothbrush

Firefly LOL Surprise Power Toothbrush

Courtesy of Firefly

For your resident LOL fan, this electric toothbrush will make them excited to keep their teeth clean. The rotating head blasts away plaque, and the anti-bacterial holographic toothbrush cover looks super cool while keeping the brush clean.

Learning Resources Big Feelings Pineapple

Learning Resources Big Feelings Pineapple

Amazon

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is so important for young kids. Make it easy to explore their feelings with this pineapple toy that features 26 face pieces with smiles, frowns, and everything in between. The two-sided pineapple also allows kids to explore the idea of opposites.

Anjali is excited to pick out personalized bicycle license plates with her friends. The only problem is that Anjali can't find her name. Published by Mango & Marigold Press, an independent multicultural publishing house, the story of inventive, big-hearted Anjali will inspire learning about what makes each of us so special.

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You

Melissa & Doug Blue's Clues & You

Amazon

Fans of Blue’s Clues will love this nearly 4-foot-tall tent that’s perfect for indoor or outdoor play. With a mail slot, mesh windows, roll-up door, and much more, this is fun for endless creative play.

Final Verdict

For a creative toy that’s fun both at home or on the go, the PaperCraft Fashion Parade (view at Amazon) is simple, portable, and entertaining alone or with a pal. Another can’t-go-wrong option is the Dinosaur Egg Digging Kit (view at Etsy) since kids can’t resist digging in and revealing their own dinosaur.

What to Look for in Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls

Fun

Four-year-old girls tend to gravitate toward anything that's spunky, silly, cute, cheerful, or just plain fun. Fun, of course, can be interpreted in many ways. However, toys, games, stuffed animals, dolls, and anything with "big kid" appeal and/or sensory elements, such as sound, light, smell, or touch features, are always popular.

Function

Preschool girls are growing fast and tend to go through clothes, shoes, and other practical items quickly. So, new tops, pants, dresses, shoes, socks, and other clothing items will likely be well-received. Backpacks, sports equipment, lunch bags, hair accessories, and beauty products, such as child-safe shampoo, are also a hit.

Passion

Little girls are often very passionate about what they are interested in. Depending on the girl, they might love giraffes, unicorns, modeling clay, soccer, ponies, or Power Rangers. Look for gifts that align with their favorite topics or activities. Alternatively, you might seek to inspire their next fixation by getting them something related to a new or as yet undiscovered area of interest.

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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, a 7-year-old son, and a 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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