The 17 Best Gifts for 3 Year Old Girls in 2017

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The 17 Best Gifts for 3 Year Old Girls in 2017

For preschool girls, it’s all about imaginative play. Three year-olds are on the go and learning new skills every day, and they love putting their newfound knowledge into action.

We’ve compiled the best options for gifting a little gal. Whether she’s into super heroes, building, or baby dolls, you can pick the perfect toy off this list. Included are super special gifts for your own child and also fun, affordable birthday gifts for a preschool pal. Read on for toys she’ll treasure.

Best For A Future Doctor

A high-quality doctor kit for preschool practitioners, this 19-piece set includes everything your little girl could need to keep her patients healthy. 

A syringe, battery-operated stethoscope (batteries included), cell phone (2 AAA batteries not included), bandages, ear scope, and thermometer are just some of the sturdy pink and purple tools that come in the plastic carrying case. Checkups for everyone!

Best For Crime Stoppers

Disney Junior’s popular superhero show PJ Masks is super cute, and three year-olds are super into it! Preschoolers will be delighted with the PJ Masks headquarters, where Catboy, Gecko, and Owlette can plot their takedown of the town baddies. 

The set plays the show’s theme song, and comes with Catboy and his Cat-Car. Exciting lights and sounds, plus a working elevator elevate the fun. Other figures and vehicles sold separately. 3 AAA batteries not included.

Best For Puzzle-solvers

Tiny ones will put on their thinking caps to solve this magical puzzle, and they’ll improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as they put together Unicorn Forest.

Crocodile Creek is known for their sturdy puzzle pieces and whimsical artwork, which makes this gift a lovely choice. The finished puzzle size is 27” long by 20” high.

Best For The Little Mommy

The holy grail of baby dolls, American Girl’s Bitty Baby is coveted by little girls. The fun starts when you choose from six different 15” dolls to reflect your child’s coloring. 

The soft-bodied doll also comes with a diaper, bodysuit, sleeper in your choice of four colors, and a song download. To complete the experience, you can even create a welcome announcement on Truly a special gift!

Best For Future Travelers

Give your three year-old a head start in geography with this colorful new puzzle globe. 

It features six large continent pieces for little hands to place on the rotating globe, a durable base, six continent labels, and blank label stickers.

Best For A Speed Racer

The best scooter on the market, Micro Mini’s Mini Original (or upgrade with the adjustable Deluxe) is perfect for the two to five year-old rider. 

Little ones can easily navigate the turn-to-steer design, and the smooth ride and non-marking wheels make it easy to see why Micro Mini has won so many awards! Plus gals can choose their favorite color — it’s available in eight shades.

Best For Budding Bakers

Little ones can prep for bake-offs with this fun mixer set from Learning Resources. 

A great addition to any play kitchen, this quality toy includes a stand mixer with a detachable beater (that really spins), butter, measuring cup, breakable egg, and bowl.

It’s time to save the world -- lady-style.

Wonder Woman was one of the biggest movies of the summer, primarily because it features a kick-butt woman kicking butt, and kick-butt women everywhere enjoy that. So do their sons and daughters, as it turns out, which is why this tricked out Wonder Woman figure will be on every kid’s wish list.

Complete with energy field, lasso, sword, and an extra pair of hands to hold the lasso and sword (important when butt-kicking), this 12-inch figurine also has 10 different points of articulation -- perfect for getting into position to save the world.

Best For Fairytale Enthusiasts

Preschoolers who love dolls and magical worlds will covet this set of seven different little Chelsea dolls. Each girl features a different rainbow color from Barbie’s Rainbow Cove kingdom, and includes a vibrant outfit complete with fun accessories. 

This set inspires creative storytelling, making it a great gift for creative girls.

Best For Number Newbies

Preschoolers are learning about numbers and counting, help them along with this tactile Play-Doh set. Little hands mold the dough into various numbers, engaging their minds with the multi-sensory experience. 

The kit includes a guide, 10 cards, two playmats, eight stampers, and three cans of Play-Doh.

Best Pretend Petting Zoo

This fun new Playmobil play set caters to little animal lovers. 

The Petting Zoo includes a pony, goat, sheep, bird, and bunny, plus all their accessories, and mother and child figures. The large, chunky figures are perfect for preschoolers.

Best Cuddly Throwback

The Monchhichi doll is back! Remember these adorable, furry monkeys? 

Now your kiddo can make memories with their own Monchhichi, and you can even Amazon Prime this cutie right to your door. Makes a unique birthday gift!

Best For Flower Girls

A Green Toys crowd-pleaser, little ones will play with Build-a-Bouquet endlessly.

With 44 pieces, including four bases, 16 stem and leaf pieces, and 24 flower parts, they can build creative floral arrangements that are always in bloom. Build-a-Bouquet is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic.

Best For Bouncing Off The Walls

Why rent a bounce house, when you can buy one? It’s a big purchase, but it’ll make any day feel like a birthday party! 

The Little Tikes bouncer inflates in minutes and folds up for easy storage. Designed for use outdoors, up to three active kids can bounce at once.

Best For The Practical Princess

Princess-y preschoolers will enjoy building Cinderella’s castle with this magical Duplo set. 

Once she’s done constructing the castle, her Cinderella and Prince Charming figures can live happily ever after! 56 easy-to-handle pieces included.

Best For The Next Doc McStuffins

Fans of Disney Junior’s hit series Doc McStuffins will love this tie-in doll from Just Play. 

Little girls can make Doc’s toy Baby CeCe all better with a variety of tools and accessories, including a pacifier, bottle, otoscope, and stethoscope (that plays sounds).

Best For The Lil’ Shop Keeper

It combines two seemingly unrelated things: Minnie Mouse and cash registers, but this toy is a huge hit with little girls. 

The battery-powered register (AA batteries included) makes realistic sounds and features a scanner and working cash drawer. A pretend credit card, coins, and cash contribute to the full Minnie Boutique experience!

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