30 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls

There is nobody sweeter or sassier than a 3-year-old girl! They’re at the best in-between stage where you can still see the toddler but also get a glimpse at the big kid they’ll be.

And shopping for 3-year-olds is so fun! They know what they like and are just starting to transition into big kid toys, which means you can buy some gifts now that they can grow into!

If you need some ideas for where to start your holiday shopping for a 3-year-old girl, try one of these 30 gift ideas. They are all sure to bring a smile to her little face.

And of course, toys aren’t gender-specific, so any of these would be great for a boy too, and you can find more ideas on my 3-year-old boys gift guide!

3 year old girl gift guide

If you just want a quick look at the gift ideas, use the table below. For more information on each suggestion, scroll down to the descriptions!

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01/30/2023 11:55 pm GMT

30 Top Gifts for 3-Year-Old Girls

1. Electronic Reader and Books

While 3-year-olds typically can’t read on their own yet, you know they are dying to! These electronic readers come with 8 books and one electronic reader so they can push buttons to read through the books without a grown-up around to help.

If princesses aren’t her thing, there are lots of other stories to choose from.

Dream Big Princess Me Reader
$16.99
  • 8 books
  • One Me Reader
  • Choose a book, press the matching book and page buttons on the module, and hear the whole story, along with fun and surprising sounds!
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01/30/2023 11:55 pm GMT

2. Play-Doh Set

Help develop her motor skills and her creativity with fun Play-Doh sets. There are options for every interest, like this vet/grooming play set with a cute puppy.

Play-Doh Care 'n Carry Vet Playset
$12.99
  • Includes toy pup, carrier, stethoscope stamper, syringe extruder, thermometer mold, 2 bandage stampers, bandage box, bandage roller, tweezers, scissors, knife, and 5 cans of Play-Doh
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01/31/2023 01:05 am GMT

3. Fairy Land Playset

Pretend play is so important for preschoolers (and it’s so fun to hear what comes out of their imaginations!). This set will last for years and bring some fairy magic into your home.

Fairy Land Playset
  • Includes 4 poseable fairies, a house with a swing-open door, a leaf-shaped lounger, a wishing well, a table, 2 mushroom stools and a footbridge.
  • Fairy house measures 9" tall.
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4. Mermaid Barbie Doll

Mermaids are having a big moment with little girls — I can’t tell you how many mermaids I saw out trick-or-treating this year! Tap into that interest with this mermaid Barbie doll. Her tail lights up in the water!

Mermaid Barbie Doll
$11.69
  • Dip Barbie mermaid doll in water to see her pearlescent tail light up in one of four colorful light shows!
  • ​To bring the fun ashore, press the button on her bodice to experience the light shows without water.
  • ​Barbie doll's fantasy look is complete with rainbow fins, a "pearl"-detailed bodice, pink-streaked hair and a princess tiara
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01/30/2023 06:55 pm GMT

5. Purse

Every girl needs a purse! She’ll love carrying around her “essentials” just like the grown-ups in her life.

Crossbody Heart Purse
$19.99
  • Approximately 6.2"(L) x 2.5"(W) x 5"(H). Shoulder strap adjustable from 36" to 43".
  • Zipper closure
  • 100% polyester
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01/31/2023 10:55 am GMT

6. Magna-Tiles

These are one of my absolute favorite toys to keep around the house for all my kids. They are easy enough to build with that preschoolers can build tall towers without frustration. Go ahead and get one of the bigger sets — you’re going to want plenty of tiles to build with.

Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Colors Set
$112.90
  • Each piece of tile is designed to look like stained glass
  • Build 2D or 3D structures
  • Great for all ages
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01/31/2023 06:40 am GMT

7. Kinetic Sand

Bring the beach home with some Kinetic Sand! It feels so good in your hands and is perfect for sensory play. Add whatever kinds of accessories your kids will like or use it in seasonal sensory bins.

Kinetic Sand
$31.47
  • This 10-Pack includes 4.5oz (127g) containers of Kinetic Sand to mix, mold, squish, cut and more
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01/30/2023 08:15 pm GMT

8. Dress-Up Clothes

3 years old is about the age when many girls start getting really into playing dress up! If your does, buy a set of dress-up clothes that includes tutus, fancy shoes, tiaras and jewelry.

Princess Dress Up Set
$29.99

3 pairs of toddler girl sized princess heels shoes, 3 colorful skirts, 3 crowns, 1 necklace, 1 bracelet, 2 pairs of earrings, 2 rings, 1 princess magic wand and a beautiful storage gift box.

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01/30/2023 10:10 pm GMT

9. Camera

I love this gift for two reasons: you get to see the world through your little one’s eyes, and she’ll stop asking you to take pictures of everything because she can do it herself! This camera is easy enough for a 3-year-old to use, but has so many features it can grow with your child.

VTech KidiZoom Camera Pix Plus
$33.23
  • 2.0 megapixel digital camera with 4X zoom, 1.8” screen and four games; create a Talking Photo using your own photo, voice and voice effects
  • Experiment with 40+ camera effects like photo frames, stamps, kaleidoscope effects, collages, video themes and more
  • Stitch together 2–5 images to make a panoramic photo; create animations with up to 100 photos


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01/31/2023 03:35 am GMT

10. Arts and Crafts Box

Have a little artist in your midst? Give them all the supplies they need to create whatever comes to mind! This set comes with a fun storage box too, so you can keep refilling it for the perfect art station.

Olly Kids Arts and Crafts Supplies
$34.97
  • Art supplies
  • Triple layer box
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01/31/2023 08:50 am GMT

11. Photo Memory Game

Whether you use photos of just your kid, your family, or relatives who live far away, this custom photo memory game is both fun to play and fun to look at.

Photo Memory Game
  • 24 cards
  • 3x3 square cards with rounded corners
  • Heavy paper stock
  • Glossy finish available
  • Arrives ready to gift in storage box


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12. Ada Twist, Scientist

This book is great for helping your little girl see all the possible interests in front of her. Ada Twist is a great role model who asks questions, like any great scientist does.

Already have this book? Try one of the other Questioneer books: Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer; Sofia Valdez, Future Prez; and Aaron Slater, Illustrator.

Ada Twist, Scientist
$12.11

Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking “Why?”  

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01/30/2023 12:30 pm GMT

13. Wooden Birthday Cake

Every tea party or stuffed animal birthday party needs a cake! 3-year-olds LOVE talking about their birthday (even when it’s months and months away), so this gift gives them a way to celebrate even when it’s not time for the real celebration.

Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Cake
$16.10
  • Wooden play-food set that includes 6 ready-to-cut slices of cake, removable candles and toppings, a cake plate, and server.
  • The self-stick tabs hold pieces together, then let kids slice them apart, encouraging hand-eye coordination, creative expression, and imaginative play.
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01/31/2023 12:20 am GMT

14. Spot It! Game

Let your little one take part in family game night with this fun game. If they can spot different animals and notice similarities between cards, they can play this junior version of Spot It!

Spot It! Junior Animals Card Game
$9.99
  • Perfect for 2-5 players and the average playtime is 10 minutes
  • Includes 31 cards in a tin canister
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01/31/2023 01:35 am GMT

15. Grabber

Every kid would love to get this grabber! Great for hand-eye coordination, for reaching far-away items and for bugging siblings 😂

Kid Grabber Toy
$12.67
  • 19.29 x 5.12 x 1.57 inches
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01/31/2023 03:40 am GMT

16. Vet Play Set

Help her cultivate her nurturing side with this veterinarian set, complete with two stuffed animals. Great for animal lovers and any kid who loves pretend play.

Pet Vet Play Set
$21.99

The Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set is a 24-piece set with a plush dog and cat, pretend play vet medical equipment, and a tote bag for easy storage.

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01/30/2023 10:01 pm GMT

17. Scooter

This scooter is perfect for a 3-year-old and will grow with her until she’s about 5. The two front wheels keep her stable while she works on her balance and practices turning with the lean-to-steer design.

Micro Kickboard Foldable Mini Deluxe Scooter
$114.99
  • The new folding mechanism means that taking your child’s Mini with you wherever you go is now easier than ever.
  • Micro's 3-wheeled Mini Deluxe scooter utilizes a Lean-To-Steer design, offering a stable ride that supports toddlers and small children as they master balance and coordination.
  • Its adjustable handlebar grows with children from age 2 up to age 5.
  • 110 lb weight capacity


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01/30/2023 04:40 pm GMT

18. Wooden Dress-Up Dolls

Better than paper dolls, these magnetic wooden dress-up dolls can be used over and over again without falling apart. She can change each girl’s clothes and accessories as much as they want.

Magnetic Wooden Dress-Up Dolls
$23.69

The Melissa and Doug Abby and Emma Magnetic Dress-Up Set is a two-in-one pretend play set. It includes 55 plus pieces, along with 2 magnetic dolls with doll stands.

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01/30/2023 07:21 pm GMT

19. Small Trampoline

She’s got a lot of energy, so give her an easy way to burn it off! This small trampoline doesn’t take up too much space and she can use it when she’s bouncing off the walls. The grab bar keeps her from falling off!

Little Tikes 3' Trampoline
$71.59
  • Features large jumping surface and handle bar for stability
  • Plastic and metal combination
  • Trampoline is for indoor use only. Age- 3 to 6 years. Ground to top of handle bar- 34.00 inch H. Jumping surface to top of handle bar- 26.25 inch H


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01/30/2023 08:45 pm GMT

20. Stepping Stones

These plastic stepping stones turn any rainy or winter day into instant indoor fun. It helps with balance, coordination and of course, the floor is lava. Even adults can use them!

Stepping Stones for Kids
$69.99
  • 6 pieces
  • Plastic, Stone
  • Max weight: 220 Pounds
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01/31/2023 12:56 am GMT

21. Nugget Play Couch

The Nugget play couch can be arranged in so many different configurations that your kids will never run out of uses for it. They can build tents, houses, fences, hammocks, slides, whatever they can think of!

Nugget The Original Play Couch
  • Depth: 33"
  • Length: 66"
  • Seat Height: 8.75"
  • Total Height: 22.25"
  • Base, cushion and 2 triangle pillows with washable fabric cover
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22. Scribble Scrubbies

They can color their new magical pets, then wash them off to do it all again! I love that these toys can be used for expressing their artistic side and also for pretend play.

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie
$28.19
  • Includes 4 Peculiar pets, 1 sparkly scrub tub, 1 scrub brush, 9 washable markers, 1 standing play mat, and an instruction sheet!
  • Features 1 Dragon, 1 Narwhal, 1 Yeti and 1 Unicorn toy.
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01/30/2023 07:46 pm GMT

23. Jungle Gym

If you’re looking for a big toy to add to your yard, this jungle gym fits the bill. Your 3-year-old can hang from it and start to climb it, and grow into it over the next few years. Level it up by hanging a kids size hammock underneath!

Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower - Active Outdoor Fun for Kids
$149.99
  • Endless Play: Let children enjoy endless fun and active playtime with the Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower which will quickly become a favorite backyard activity.
  • Durable: Interlocking plastic tubes and connectors with double self-locking springs make this set hard-wearing and tough, yet surprisingly lightweight and easy to assemble.
  • High Quality: The Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower is made of high quality plastic material that features UV protection for long lasting outdoor play in the sun.


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01/30/2023 12:21 pm GMT

24. Sensory Table

Kids will love this sensory table — fill it with sand and water, or anything else you can think of! Let them dig and play and get messy to their hearts’ content.

Toddler Sensory Table
$21.99
  • Includes 17.5” x 12.5” x 11” table with sand and water wells and removable legs, lip, bucket, shovel, rake, boat, and crab sand stamp. Recommended for children ages 2 years and up.
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01/30/2023 09:35 pm GMT

25. Gardening Play Set

Put your little helper to work in the yard with this fun gardening tool set! She’ll have everything she needs to plant flowers, pull weeds and make sure everything grows nice and tall.

Kids Gardening Tool Set
$41.99
  • Kit includes Child Sized Wheelbarrow, Watering Can, Gloves, Hand Rake, Shovel, Double Hoe,Cultivator, Hedge Clippers and Washable Apron.
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01/30/2023 11:30 pm GMT

26. Rock Painting Kit

Your 3-year-old will love painting something other than paper! Whether she paints a pet rock to keep in her room or some decorative stones for your garden, she’ll love looking at her creation over and over.

Glow in the Dark Rock Painting Kit
$9.19
  • 10 natural river rocks, water-resistant fluorescent paint, dimensional glow-in-the-dark paint, 2 paint brushes and instructions
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01/31/2023 08:10 am GMT

27. Hopper

I love giving my kids gifts that keep them active, and this classic childhood staple makes it fun to move. The hopper ball is the perfect size for 3-year-olds and can be used inside or outside.

Hopping Ball for Kids
$24.99
  • 18 inches
  • Ages 3 and up
  • Weight limit: 130 lbs
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01/30/2023 12:00 pm GMT

28. LCD Writing Tablet

You’ll want to keep this fun drawing tablet handy for road trips, restaurants or doctor’s office visits. Your 3-year-old will love how easy it is to use and how many drawings she can make without running out of paper!

LCD Writing Tablet Doodle Board
$19.99
  • 10 inches
  • Built-in battery lasts for 6 months or 100,000 uses
  • Pressure-sensitive screen
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01/30/2023 12:21 pm GMT

29. Microphone

Is your little girl a performer? Does she love singing songs from her favorite movie? Give her a microphone that will play whatever music she wants while she sings along.

Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
$33.99
  • Can be used as a microphone, speaker or recorder
  • Light that correlates to the music: higher volume, brighter light
  • Easily connected with Android, iPhone, etc.
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01/31/2023 02:05 am GMT

30. Beauty Salon Play Set

Little girls love watching their moms get ready in the morning. Give your 3-year-old her own set of (pretend) makeup, nail polish and hair products! She will love following along with her mom’s morning routine or looking at herself in the mirror.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Beauty Salon Play Set
$57.99
  • 18-piece kids makeup, hair and nails beauty salon pretend play set.
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01/31/2023 12:00 am GMT

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