The Best Toys and Gifts for 3-Year-Old Boys

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By | Updated July 17, 2018
The Best Toys and Gifts for 3-Year-Old Boys
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The best toys for a 3-year-old boy are the ones that that will help advance his fine motor skills and or encourage engagement with other kids. That or just keep him busy, which is what every parent really wants. Lucky for you we found all the best toys for this age group on Amazon. Need an affordable birthday gift for your best friend's son? Big ticket item for your beloved nephew? We've got you and all the preschoolers you know covered below. 

01

Rad Retro Pup

Rad Retro Pup

Toy company Basic Fun is re-releasing those classic Pound Puppies that Gen Xers know and love. There are six different dogs to choose from and each comes with an adoption certificate and name tag. Now if they'd only bring back the T.V. show. 

02

The Big Car

The Big Car

PJ Mask fanatics will spend hours on the floor with The Seeker, a monster of a vehicle that can transport other cars (like the Cat Car made for quick getaways) and has a detachable cage for trapping villains.

03

Best Play Tent

Best Play Tent

We're sure you're familiar with a little YouTube ditty called "Baby Shark." Keep your own baby shark busy with this colorful pop-up play tent featuring the adventures of everyone's favorite viral video sharks. The EZ Twist frame lets you set the tent up in seconds, and the tunnel and tent provides plenty of parent-free play time. 

04

The T-Ball Set

The T-Ball Set

If you've got a little slugger on your hands, start him early. This T-Ball set up allows 3-year olds various ways to play. He can get some batting practice by stepping on the pedal to load the ball or more athletically-inclined kids can remove the top to shoot a ball straight up. In the summer months, attach a hose to smack the ball right out of the water. 

05

For The Builder

For The Builder

The latest Toy Story movie has inspired a range of cool toys, this DUPLO set included. Buzz Lightyear and Woody figures can ride the rails with a cool train building set. The 21 pieces are perfect for little preschool hands to create Wild West adventures.

06

Best Construction Vehicle

Best Construction Vehicle

Some kiddos just love construction vehicles. If you've got one of those guys, he'll appreciate CAT Tough Machines. The line's bulldozer features realistic engine sounds and lights. Bonuses: batteries are included (actually maybe that's not a bonus if you're the parent), and the scoop actually moves.

07

Best Doctor Set

Best Doctor Set

A high-quality doctor kit for preschool practitioners, this 19-piece set includes everything your little guy could need to keep his 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 primary-colored tools that come in the plastic carrying case. This set should last you years. Checkups for everyone!

08

Coolest Kitchen

Coolest Kitchen

KidKraft creates solidly built and aesthetically pleasing versions of the ever-popular play kitchen. Little dudes will love the cool Uptown kitchen, featuring modern touches like a chalkboard surface on the freezer and a cordless phone. He'll be cooking up a storm on the daily! (Parents: factor in some significant assembly time, but trust us, it's worth it.)

09

The It Toy

The It Toy

These popular 3D building tiles are well worth the investment. Preschoolers can let their imaginations run wild creating unique structures with Magna-Tiles shapes, which stick together as if by magic (spoiler alert: it's magnets). All Magna-Tiles sets are compatible, and the 32-piece set is great for beginners. We love the translucent Clear Colors for their stained glass effect.

10

For the Train-Obsessed

For the Train-Obsessed

If you've got a little guy, chances are you've got a Thomas fan. This wood track starter set features a battery-operated Thomas that can motor around a loop, which includes such Sodor highlights as the Elsbridge Mill (which really spins) and the Maithwaite Station. The best part? This set fits on the Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Play Table and connects with other train track sets in the line.

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 girlssix-year-old girls, three-year-old girls, three-year-old boysfour-year-old girlsfive-year-old boys, five-year-old girls and six-year-old boys

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