The Best Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls with Any Interests

Toys, books, clothes, and more, these gifts are great indoors or outdoors

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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.

VTech Kidizoom Kids Smartwatch DX2

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VTech Kidizoom Watch

Courtesy of Walmart

Kiddos will look cool and stylish with this smartwatch from VTech. Not only does it feature cameras to take videos and selfies, but it also has games to play and a pedometer to monitor activity. It also comes in two fun colors—purple and blue.

What Our Testers Say

"Our niece loved playing with the camera most of all...She had a blast taking photos of her own surroundings and had even more fun taking selfies. There is also a voice recording function that she used non-stop."—Cheyenne Elwell, Product Tester

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.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Stunt Tire Play Set

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Stunt Tire Play Set

Amazon

Launch vehicles and watch them soar through the Ring of Fire, then watch them speed up and down the ramp. The set includes the Hot Wheels ramp, the Tiger Shark Monster Truck, and two plastic crushed cars for stacking obstacles. When it's time to go, the set folds up for easy portability so she can play anywhere.

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.

LeapFrog Mr. Pencil's Scribble and Write

Leap Frog Scribble and Write

Courtesy of Walmart

Say hello to Mr. Pencil - a fun, interactive pencil used to complete fun activities that include writing, drawing, and spelling, which are accompanied by adorable animations. It runs on three AA batteries, which are included, so the fun can begin right out of the box.

CoComelon Musical Bedtime JJ Doll

CoComelon Musical Bedtime JJ Doll

Courtesy of CoComelon

"Bed, bed, it's time to get in bed..." This JJ doll inspired by the CoComelon series is soft, cuddly, and makes the perfect bedtime friend. He comes with JJ's little teddy bear pillow plush, and even plays seven sounds and phrases from the educational show.

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.

Adora Playtime "Little Prince" 13 inch Baby Boy Doll

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Adora Playtime "Little Prince" 13 inch Baby Boy Doll

Courtesy of Amazon

4-year-olds will absolutely adore this Adora baby doll. Measuring 13 inches tall, the doll can suck its thumb and has eyes that open and close. It has a slightly weighted bean bag bottom to mimic the feel of a real baby, but it's still light and easy to carry. Parents and caregivers will also love the fact the doll is 100 percent washable.

What Our Testers Say

"Right out of the box, the Adora PlayTime Baby Doll was a huge hit with both my 3-year-old daughter and my 6-year-old son. Each thought the Little Prince version we selected was adorable and immediately went about building him his own place to sleep...so he’d be cozy in his new home."—Nicholas McClelland, Product Tester

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.

Fisher-Price Smart Scan Word Dash

Fisher-Price Smart Scan Word Dash

Courtesy of Amazon

This seek-and-find toy is sure to keep kids busy and learning along the way. The scanner prompts them to find discs that start with certain letters and then there's a mini lesson on the word. The game also plays music and can inspire children to create their own stories.

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.

Magna Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set

Magna Tiles

CLEAR Colors 

Magna-Tiles make a magnificent gift for minds to explore creativity. This set contains 100 pieces in all, which is perfect as a starter kit or to add to a box of tiles she may already have. The 3D magnetic tiles allow children to build limitless creations. While your kiddo is having fun constructing, they're also building important STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills.

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.

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

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Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

Courtesy of Amazon

To help get some of that endless energy out and keep kids active, check out this Flybar pogo jumper. It provides all the jumping fun of a traditional pogo stick, but with a foam base and rubber handlebars. It can be used indoors or out, and supports up to 250 pounds, so they won’t outgrow it anytime soon (and mom and dad can take a turn, too, if they like).

What Our Testers Say

"Each pack of Spelly Straws can spell 300,000 words, which should keep kids busy for a long time. Don’t be surprised if your little one keeps asking for refills, since it’s so much fun to watch the liquid filter past the words they’ve created. Even after our kids finished their drinks, they continued to spell words with the straws and had fun arranging the pieces."—Michelle Hainer, Product Tester

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.

Play-Doh Kitchen Creations Rising Cake Oven Bakery Playset

Play Doh Easy Bake Oven

Play Doh

Your child can practice pretend play with this toy oven that makes real oven sounds, like a fun bell ding, and it lets kids watch their creation rise before their own eyes. When the cake's ready, children can decorate the Play-Doh cakes with the included pretend sprinkles, or use the remaining clay to mold candles and candies.

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.

Play22 Keyboard Playmat

Play22 Keyboard Playmat

Play22

Toddlers, kids, and adults can have fun with this musical playmat. The piano mat lets 4-year-olds play music, record their own creations, and play it back for loved ones to hear. Plus, your kiddo will engage in physical and active play. Note: Four AA batteries are required, which aren't included.

Hasbro furReal Moodwings Snow Dragon Interactive Pet Toy

furReal Moodwings Interactive Pet Toy

Courtesy of Amazon

From color-changing eyes or tummy, this robotic snow dragon has a variety of moods to show off. Through play, your little one can learn to nurture the dragon's emotions and learn social skills by using the included three surprise accessories, a bottle, a pacifier, and a toy, to interact with this pet.

Your 4-year-old will love watching Snow Dragon's glittery wings flap open and closed as her moods change based on the interaction. Multiple ages can enjoy this toy and never grow bored, thanks to the 50 included sounds she can make.

Parents and caregivers will appreciate the snow dragon's easy-to-reach off button, but keep in mind the toy requires AA batteries to operate. You may also want to find a storage solution for the accessories since the manufacturer provides no bag or pouch.

Amazon My Little Pony Toys Meet The Mane 6 Ponies Collection

My Little Pony Toy Mane 6 Collection

Amazon

Meet the Mane 6: Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy, and Applejack. Each adorable pony comes as a 3-inch figure featuring character-inspired poses and plastic molded hair. They make a cute set to play with or display when not in use.

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set

Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Build & Bloom Building Set

Courtesy of Amazon

Fun will bloom with this great garden-themed gear set. There are 117 pieces in all, including colorful gears, butterflies, flowers, bees, ladybugs, and more. All of them can be combined so kids create an almost endless amount of designs using their imaginations.

Spelly Straws Reusable Drinking Straws for Kids

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Spelly Straws Reusable Drinking Straws for Kids

Courtesy of Amazon

Everyone always says not to play with your food, but no one ever said anything about your drinks! These Spelly Straws are a smart, fun way to do just that. The pack comes with 44 colorful letters and four straw connectors that all easily snap together. Kids can spell words, their names, and anything else they can think of, then just snap on the straw ends and sip away. All of the parts are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

What Our Testers Say

"Each pack of Spelly Straws can spell 300,000 words, which should keep kids busy for a long time. Don’t be surprised if your little one keeps asking for refills, since it’s so much fun to watch the liquid filter past the words they’ve created. Even after our kids finished their drinks, they continued to spell words with the straws and had fun arranging the pieces."—Michelle Hainer, Product Tester

FoxPrint Princess Castle Glow in the Dark Foldable Pop Up Play Tent

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fox-print-princess
Courtesy of Wayfair.

This pop-up tent is perfect for kiddos who love to play princess because what princess doesn't need a castle? Decorated with glow-in-the-dark stars, this tent a great center for pretend play, having a tea party, or just taking a rest. It’s easy to set up and fold down, making it simple to take along to the park, beach, or anywhere else royal adventures await.

What Our Testers Say

"The nylon fabric of this tent is easy to wipe down with a damp cloth. Parents can choose to keep it assembled or pack it away after each use, depending on how much free space they have. However, we found the playhouse more difficult to disassemble than it seems.."—Michelle Hainer, Product Tester

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Educational Insights Microscope

Courtesy of Amazon

Though this is intended for kids ages four to seven, parents and caregivers will also probably play with this cool science toy, at least once. This talking microscope includes 20 slides and more than 100 facts. Kids can learn all about animals and plants and there's even a quiz mode to test their knowledge. Just remember to buy the three AAA batteries, which aren't included.

Play-Doh Sparkle Compound Collection

Play-Doh Sparkle

Courtesy of Walmart

Classic Play-Doh gets a fancy twist with this sparkly upgrade. This set includes six pretty colors, each of which is infused with sparkling flecks. It also includes two cutters to help kids create fun masterpieces. Plus, it’s a great inexpensive option if you’re looking for a little something for the 4-year-old in your life. 

Ozlife Adventure Kidz Outdoor Exploration Kit

Ozlife Adventure Kidz Outdoor Exploration Kit

Courtesy of Amazon

When it's time to explore the outdoors, there's no better gift than this. Whether you plan to go hiking or just roam the neighborhood, this kit includes binoculars, a magnifying glass, compass, and flashlight. And of course everything fits conveniently in the accompanying drawstring backpack.

Skyrocket Blume Doll

Skyrocket Blume Doll

Courtesy of Amazon

A sweet surprise is in store for any kiddo lucky enough to receive a Blume Doll. It's literally a surprise. Just add some water to the pot and a doll sprouts. She'll have a funky hairstyle, stickers, and fun accessories. The entire collection has 22 unique dolls so your little one will love collecting them.

Playz Kids Tent Crawl Tunnel and Ball Pit with Basketball Hoop Playhouse

Playz Kids Tent Crawl Tunnel and Ball Pit with Basketball Hoop Playhouse

Courtesy of Amazon

This play house and tunnel set is packed with potential for fun. It comes with five pieces in all, including two tunnels, a tent, and a ball pit equipped with a basketball hoop. The ball pit can hold up to 1,000 balls, though you’ll have to purchase those separately. All the pieces can be used separately or combined in countless ways. 

Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

Toyk Aqua Magic Mat

Courtesy of Walmart

This magic mat offers all the creative fun of markers and paints, but with none of the mess. Kids use the magic, water-filled pens to create amazing masterpieces on the mat. Those creations stay on the mat because the pens only work there—not on your carpet, couch, or anywhere else. When the water dries, kids' designs disappear, and they can start all over again.

KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse with Furniture

KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse with Furniture

Courtesy of Amazon

Dreamy, indeed! This KidKraft My Dreamy Dollhouse is packed with potential for all sorts of pretend adventures. It comes with 14 pieces of furniture, including a grand piano and a toilet that makes flushing sounds. There’s even a hanging plant for fun decor.

American Girl Kira Bailey Doll, Book & Accessories

American Girl Kira Bailey Doll, Book & Accessories

American Girl

4-year-olds will love this awesome and inspiring doll. Joss lives in the Australian outback where she cares for kangaroos, koalas, and other animals in need. She comes dressed in her wildlife care outfit with a koala friend, wildlife care kit, and a book to read all about her adventures.

Crate and Barrel Indoor Garden Playhouse

Indoor Garden Playhouse

This fun twist on a play tent is the best gift for a 4-year-old who wants a cozy place to play independently or with friends. The outside is decorated to look like a greenhouse, complete with flowers, a door, and plants galore. The roof is made of see-through mesh to let in light and air as kiddos play.  

Pottery Barn Kids Chelsea All-in-1 Kitchen

All in one play kitchen

 Pottery Barn Kids

Made of fiberboard and solid wood, this kitchen set from Pottery Barn is sturdy and stylish with great, realistic details that will make it the star of any play room. It features a refrigerator, oven, a stovetop, and a sink with storage underneath. Fun will definitely be on the menu for hours and hours.

Hasbro Gaming Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Courtesy of Amazon

Hungry Hungry Hippos is a classic family game that's always a good time. Players press the levers over and over trying to get their hippo to chomp up the most marbles in as little time as possible. It’s not the quietest game on the shelf, but it’s one of the most fun.

Final Verdict

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

How We Selected the Best Gifts for 4-year-old Girls

We chose the best gifts for 4-year-old girls by researching reviews from customers and competitors, and studying the features of more than 70 products on the market. We considered design, size, age recommendations, features, educational value, ease of use, and value when deciding our picks. We also reviewed guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on buying safe toys for children.

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

Age Appropriate

It's no secret toys are a great way for kids to have fun, learn, and explore their passions. With that exploration, however, safety should come first. Buy toys recommended for your child's age to ensure they play safely, as many toys may contain small pieces that pose a choking hazard. Additionally, you don't want the toy to be too difficult to understand or play with.

Entertaining

Many 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.

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.

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, 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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