Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls
When your daughter or niece or adorable next door neighbor turns 3, you'll notice something—she's like, a little person all of the sudden. She's forming sentences, telling you about her own likes and dislikes, and you could swear she has a slightly longer attention span. Which is why now is the time to find toys that will help develop her fine motor skills, make friends, and, well, keep her busy for hours on end sans parent playtime. Below, we saved you the headache of searching endlessly online for the perfect birthday present and curated the best toys for 3-year-old girls on Amazon.
For Frozen Fans
Little People are cute chunky figurines designed to fit in preschoolers hands. Kids love their colorful playsets, and this latest one ties in to the ever-popular Disney flick "Frozen" (and the upcoming sequel). Little Elsa acolytes will love the new Ice Palace, which "grows" with a spinning snowflake. Does the palace play "Let It Go?" Obviously.
For Ice Cream Lovers
We love Melissa & Doug toys because they're nearly indestructible and incredibly well made, including this adorable ice cream playset that comes with wooden cones, scoops, cups, topping, a menu, and even play money. This is a good one for playdates since kids can take turns being the customer or scooper.
Best First Puzzle
Little girls who dig mermaid or aquatic life will love the vibrant underwater scene of this manageable puzzle, which helps children improve hand eye coordination. Also? The 36 chunky pieces are sturdy enough to stand up to preschoolers who haven't really learned "careful" yet.
Rad Ramp Racer
This raceway makes a great gift for the little car aficionado in your life. Our favorite aspect of this toy is that kids can create their own ramp raceway with the 68 included BPA-free plastic pieces. Build the track with the included kiddie screwdriver and bolts, and then set the four cars up to race. Also, how much do we love these sweet pastel colors?
Best Costume Trunk
A great value, this Disney dress up trunk includes four different princess looks including Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White. The costumes fit up to a size 6, so your 3-year-old will get plenty of use out of this set. We also love that this set comes in a trunk perfect for keeping dresses off your playroom floor.
Micro Kickboard makes the best scooter on the market, hands down. Your 3-year-old girl can easily navigate the turn-to-steer design, and the smooth ride and non-marking wheels (that won't mess up floors or decks) make it easy to see why you always see these in the park. The mini original size is best for ages 2 to 5.
This cool, modern dollhouse has wheels on the base, so you can easily move it from bedroom to playroom to living room. (Which is helpful considering that it's nearly 4 feet tall.) It comes with 42 pieces in all — mid century-inspired furniture, two movable staircases — and hip pieces like succulents make this toy anything but an eyesore. Also we adore the company's patented EZ Kraft Assembly, which makes putting it together a breeze.
Best Baby Doll
The holy grail of baby dolls, American Girl's Bitty Baby is coveted by little girls. The soft-bodied baby doll 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 americangirl.com.
New Bedtime Story
This ingenious projector uses your smartphone to enhance classic bedtime stories. The starter pack comes with the Moonlite device, which clips onto your phone and uses the flashlight to project pictures. Images from "Goodnight Moon" and "Sago Mini on Vacation" are cast onto the wall, while the companion app "reads" along. Other story sets are available, including popular books like Uni the Unicorn and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
Didn't find what you were looking for? We've got you covered. We compiled a guide of the hottest toys this holiday season, as well as gift guides for two-year-old girls, six-year-old girls, seven-year-old girls, six-year-old boys, four-year-old girls, five-year-old boys, five-year-old girls and three-year-old boys.