The Best Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls
If you're stumped about what to pick out for the 4 year-old girl in our life, take a look at these great gift ideas. 4 year-olds are all about creative play, whether they're building, pretending, or learning. With that in mind, we scoured aisles and websites to bring you a list of curated options. There are gifts from different price points, for different occasions, and to suit every 4 year-old's interests. Does she love building? Try the Design n Drill Sparklebot or a building brick table. If she's into baby dolls, we found 3 adorable options. If cute is her thing, we've got the latest from fuzzy little Calico Critters. We've got new trends like sequin flip Rainbocorns and Cozyphones, and classic toys like Cabbage Patch Kids. Read on and click your way to a great gift!
Calico Critter Nursery Bus
Her Calico Critter babies will be so happy to get on this precious pastel bus. From the new nursery line, the double decker Sunshine Nursery Bus can hold 12 babies (not included). Remove the seats and there's a pool in there — how fun! The upper deck chairs can be flipped over and used as a seesaw. This is a perfect addition to any Calico Critter collection. Best for ages 3 and up.
Fizzy Magic Bath Bombs
Kids who love baths will enjoy this set of 5 ultra-fizzy bath bombs. Each large bath bomb includes a surprise inside (a plastic animal), with a clue that gets kids guessing. Best for ages 4-9, these are made of all-natural ingredients and they include a story in each box. Bombs away!
Building Block Table
Little builders will love this table, and parents will love the convenience. Store LEGOs and the like inside the bins, and build on the top. The Play N Store table is spacious and the sturdy wood design looks great. The top pulls open to reveal a collapsable storage bin (one of 3 total). This table is pretty much perfect! Compatible with building bricks including LEGO and DUPLO. Best for ages 3 and up.
Magic Wonder Water Babies
You may have seen Water Babies dolls; they're filled with water for a weighted feel. The new Magic Wonder doll includes an additional element: a gender reveal! Children of the 80s may remember Magic Nursery Babies — this is similar. Put the diaper in water to reveal birth announcement and new outfit. The play cake opens to show blue or pink filling. Accessories including a bottle, hat, confetti wand, and extra diapers are also included. Best for ages 3 and up. Available in 3 skin tones.
Princess and the Pea
This sweet set features a soft mouse stuffie in a sparkly dress. She's the princess from The Princess and the Pea fairy tale, so she comes in a keepsake castle box, atop a pile of mattress. And of course, the famed pea is also included!
These cozy headphones are perfect for little ones. Speakers are tucked inside the fleece headband, making them more comfortable than traditional headbands. The ultra-thin speakers are limited to 90 dB, so children's sensitive ears aren't damaged. They come in a wide variety of designs — from a panda to a unicorn to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Fancy Nancy doll
Based on the popular Fancy Nancy books (and now the animated series), this 15" doll says over 35 phrases — and she lights up. Accessories include 2 tiaras, leggings, sunglasses, a purse, a boa, and a girl-sized interactive bracelet. The Nancy doll needs 3 AA batteries (included). Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Educational Insights SparkleBot
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Little builders will love using the kid-safe screwdriver to work on this sturdy plastic robot. Available in blue and green or pink and purple (the SparkleBot version), the robot has a swiveling head and moveable limbs. The SparkleBot includes sparkly stickers to decorate, plus 15 colorful bolts for building. This is a great STEM toy to encourage learning basic engineering. Best for ages 3-6.
A big, stuffed version of the popular Fingerlings toys, these soft monkeys are interactive. And they're hugely popular! Choose from Bella (pink), Boris (blue), Kiki (purple) or Kingsley (brown sloth). Kids can play with Hugs —hold an ear and talk into it and hear yourself repeated in a funny voice. Kiss, hug, swing them around, tickle them; Hugs provide a lot of entertainment! Best for ages 36 months to 15 years (that's a wide range!). Batteries included.
Vampirina Touring Van
The Disney Junior series Vampirina has become super popular, and so have the tie-in toys! The latest hit is Vampirina's tour van. The van turns into a stage and includes Vampirina and Poppy figurines, instruments, microphone, speaker, snacks, and more. Press the bat button on th top of the van and music and lights add to Vampirina's show — the song "Living the Scream" plays. 14 pieces in all are included. Best for ages 3 and up.
Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Counter
A very popular toy for preschoolers, this ice cream counter from Melissa & Doug is sure to delight your little one. Included are all the (wood) makings of an ice cream shop: cones, scoops, cups, toppings, play money, and even a menu. 28 pieces in all. Best for ages 3 and up.
Cabbage Patch Kids
This newest Cabbage Patch Kids dolls are designed to interact with the Lots-of-Licks Adoptimals pets. Each 14" doll comes with a lollipop that the pets can lick. Dressed in fun themed outfits, the dolls are available in a variety of skin tones and hair styles. They also come with birth certificates and adoption papers! Best for ages 3+
My Kissing Puppy
Curb the puppy urge with this interactive toy dog! Wrinkles (Bella and Rollie are also available) the puppy can kiss, lick, wag his tail, and more! There are over 25 sounds he can make, and he includes an adoption certificate, collar, and tag. This is one adorable toy. Best for ages 3 and up. 4 AAA batteries included.
This glowing art pad is perfect for travel. Drawings and doodles are illuminated on the MagicPad, which comes with 3 dual-sided pens, 30 stencil cards, eraser cloth, storage case and guide. Kids can use the included stencils or draw freehand, then press the color-change button to choose from 8 different light effects.
Owelette Speed Booster
PJ Masks fans will love acquiring super hero Owelette's newest vehicle, the Owl Glider. The set (part of the new Speed Booster collection) includes the glider, plus an Owlette figure. Catboy and Gekko Speed Booster vehicles are also available. Best for ages 3+.
Kids (3 and up) will love using this 2-in-1 headlamp. 2 mini discs featuring animal images are included, and the headlamp can project those onto the wall. It can also be used as a headlamp, casting light up to 10 feet ahead. This is a great, active learning toy.
Sunny Bunnies Blast
Based on the YouTube hit Sunny Bunnies, this colorful playlet blasts bunnies out of a cannon and into an acrobatic adventures. Includes Big Boo, Shiny, Iris, Turbo, and Hopper figures plus the Bunny Blast cannon. Best for ages 3 and up.
Kids love toys that look like they're going to make a mess, parents really, really love ones that don't.
Playfoam is a miracle product that kids love to squish and pull and shape, but that won't dry out or stick to your carpet. The eight-pack from Educational Insights will allow girls to create any kind of squishy, rainbow-colored creature they want before pounding it flat and starting again.
The latest toy with an element of surprise, the Rainbocorn — recommended for age 3 and up — combines multiple trends: unicorns, sequins, hatching eggs, squishy toys, big glittery eyes, and collectibles!
The large egg features a unicorn horn and a sequined patch that reveals a design when stroked. Crack open the plastic container to discover which stuffed Rainbocorn you have!
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 girls, three-year-old girls, six-year-old boys, and three-year-old boys.