Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls

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By | Updated November 06, 2018
Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls

Preschoolers are all about imaginative play, and so are our top gift picks! 3 year-olds are learning new skills every day, and they love putting their knowledge into action through pretend play. Whether she likes to build castles, banish bad guys, care for baby dolls, or whip up Play-Doh treats, The Guide's got great toys to recommend.

We've compiled the best options for gifting a little gal right here. Included are super special gifts for your own child and also fun, affordable birthday gifts, perhaps for a preschool pal. Toys of all price ranges and types are included but they have one thing in common: they're perfect presents for 3 year-olds. Read on for toys she'll treasure.

01

Unicorn Stuffie

Unicorn Stuffie

This super-soft 12" (size medium) stuffed unicorn makes a magical addition to any little one's collection. She's so sweet and cuddly! The Jellycat toy is also available in sizes small, large, huge, really big, and really, really big! Collect the whole gang.

02

Play-Doh Ice Cream Maker

Play-Doh Ice Cream Maker

The pretend kitchen just got so much more fun! Kids can create their own "frozen treats" using Play-Doh with this exciting set. The Kitchen Creations Ultimate Swirl Ice Cream Maker comes with a 3-in-1 appliance for squishing out dough, 2 easy-squeeze Play-Doh Plus colors, 6 two-ounce cans of the original compound, cones, cones, spoons, dishes, and more. Ice cream without the sugar crash? We're in. Best for age 3 and up. Hasbro

03

Moonlite Storybook Projector

Moonlite Storybook Projector

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. How cool! Best for ages 3 and up. Other story sets are available, including popular books like Uni the Unicorn and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

04

Fierce Superhero Cape

Fierce Superhero Cape

She's got the eye of the tiger! Gift your little superhero this fantastic cape from Lovelane and she'll feel fierce. Lovelane superhero capes are made in Savannah, Georgia from cotton canvas, featuring handprinted stripes and a detailed tiger head. Best for ages 3 and up, the cape measures 33" wide by 19" long.

05

The Ultimate Baby Doll

The Ultimate Baby Doll

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 americangirl.com. Truly a special gift!

06

Build a Beautiful Bouquet

Build a Beautiful Bouquet

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.

07

360 Degree Dollhouse

360 Degree Dollhouse

This cool, modern dollhouse features 360 degrees of play thanks to its open concept. KidKraft's So Stylish Mansion has wheels on the base, so you can move it wherever is convenient. Which is helpful considering that it's nearly 4' tall! The wood dollhouse includes 42 pieces of colorful accessories and furniture, 2 moveable staircases, and other fun features for 12" dolls. Hip pieces like (wood) succulents and mid century-inspired furniture make this toy anything but an eyesore, and EZ Kraft Assembly™ makes the parent build a breeze. It'll be beloved by kids and adults alike, and last for years to come. Best for ages 3 and up.

08

Best First Scooter

Best First Scooter

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.

09

Fairytale Floor Puzzle

Fairytale Floor Puzzle

What a pretty puzzle! Little ones will love putting together this 36-piece illustrated Cinderella puzzle. The colorful Crocodile Creek set comes in a sturdy box for storage. Plus, the lid is designed for easy access, so kids can open it themselves.

10

Duplo Disney Birthday Train

Duplo Disney Birthday Train

Mickey and Minnie riding on this delightful DUPLO train will brighten any preschooler's birthday! The 24-piece set is great for beginning builders, and features the famous mice, plus a candle and cupcake, "gift" blocks, balloons, and bricks numbered 1-5. Best for ages 2-5. When built, the train measures over 7" high, 13" long and 2" wide.

11

Fun For Budding Bakers

Fun 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.

12

Retro Monchichi Cuteness

Retro Monchichi Cuteness

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!

13

Bounce Around!

Bounce Around!

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.

14

PJ Masks Headquarters

PJ Masks Headquarters

Disney Junior's popular superhero show PJ Masks is super cute, and 3 year-olds are super into it! Preschoolers will be delighted with the new, updated PJ Masks headquarters, where Catboy, Gecko, and Owlette can plot their takedown of the town baddies.

The set comes with a 3" Catboy figurine and his Cat-Car. Exciting lights and sounds, plus a working elevator elevate the fun. Other figures and vehicles sold separately. Batteries are included. Best for ages 3 and up.

15

My Little Pony Gift Set

My Little Pony Gift Set

Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy, and Applejack are all included in this cute My Little Pony set. Each plastic pony figure is 3" tall and features a pearly sheen. 6 accessories are also included in the Best Gift Ever Mane 6 Celebration Set, so your pony pals are ready to party! (Due to small parts, this set is not for children under 3.)

16

Classic Wood Castle Blocks

Classic Wood Castle Blocks

Gift this classic set of wooden blocks and watch her imagination spark. The 150 wood pieces include turrets, arches and towers so your child can construct fortresses and castles galore. Bonus: these blocks are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) toy, and promote learning!

17

The Perfect Pretend Doctor Set

The Perfect Pretend Doctor Set

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!

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 six-year-old girlsseven-year-old girlssix-year-old boysfour-year-old girls, and three-year-old boys.

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