What do you get for someone who is 3 years old? Three year olds are well aware of what birthdays mean so ideally gifts should be immediately usable. They will not want to wait to physically “grow into” a toy although it is fine to buy toys that will become more interesting to them as the year goes on.
Safety is still an issue with toys for three year olds – avoid toys with parts that are small enough to swallow or with removable parts that are sharp or could be swallowed, check paint is non-toxic, avoid long cords. Everything should be unbreakable and safe for them to put in their mouths. Building bricks, furniture etc should have rounded corners. Tricycles and similar toys should be designed for their age and size. Ride-on toys are not a good idea if they live in a hilly area or have a steep driveway.
Suggestions: Peg boards and similar toys where they match a shape with a hole. Pretend toys like animals, cars, trucks, dress-ups and house toys. Creative three year olds like to draw with large crayons, dustless chalk on a chalkboard and play simple musical instruments. Toys that encourage color, size and shape identification and hand-eye coordination are popular. Sturdy pedal-cars, tricycles and riding toys are popular but check for quality and safety.
Three year old boys (and some girls) will often be into trains and transport items. Three year old girls (and some boys) will like pretend cooking and housekeeping items. Three year olds are often quite aware of gender stereotypes but that doesn’t mean you have to reinforce them. If you’re not sure of the child’s or parent’s preferences, play it safe with non-gendered toys.
Toy Universe Australian owned and run business delivers big brand and unique toys, games and puzzles for children from birth to teenage years, Australia-wide, NZ and USA from Sydney. See their
Coolthings – Lots of cool novelty gifts for all ages and great for prizes as well as gifts – see their gifts for children. Coolthings are based in Launceston, Tasmania with delivery Australia wide and free gift wrapping.
Yogee Toys is a Sydney-based online toys store with a huge range of stock from many of the major brands. Orders that are fully paid before 1PM Sydney time are dispatched from their Seven Hills warehouse on the same day. For 3 year olds, you could consider…
A Little Luxury is one of our favourite gift stores with a wide range of unusual and elegant gifts, homewares and customisable gift baskets for all ages. Based in Sydney, delivery Australia wide. See Gifts for Children for keepsakes and special gifts from Bunnykins and Royal Selangor plus children’s books and other treats you can add to your gift.
Some Gift Suggestions
Backyard Lil’ Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Make the backyard more fun with this Lil’ Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide It’s time to burn some energy with the help of Lil Monkey Olympus Climb & Slide. Help to keep your kids fit and active. Easy …
LEGO Duplo Farmers Marker 10867
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe LEGO Duplo Large Playground Brick Box 10864 is perfect for toddlers Play out real-life scenarios in LEGO® DUPLO® Town: a recognizable world with modern DUPLO figures. Toddlers will love to take a tr…
Melissa and Doug Stamp And Sort Mailbox
Fun and Games for babies to teens from Toy Universe Melissa and Doug Stamp And Sort Mailbox encourages creative play The Melissa and Doug Stamp And Sort Mailbox is a cute, bright blue wooden mailbox, which kids can open using the wooden key, encouragi…
Peppa Pig My First Storybooks Slipcase set from Booktopia The Peppa Pig My First Storybooks collection contains five of Peppa’s bestselling adventures. Included are: Peppa Goes to Hospital Pedro Pony is poorly, so Peppa Pig and her friends go with Madame Gazelle to visit Pedro in hospital. Pedro shows everyone what the hospital is like – the nurses, the doctor, and of course, the food. Peppa and her friends discover that the hospital isn’t so scary after all! Peppa and the Big Train Toot! Toot! Hooray! Today, Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a magnificent train ride. Jump aboard the train and join Peppa on her perfect day out in this lovely little storybook. Peppa Goes to the Library Peppa Goes to the Library is a fun and engaging first storybook for little children. Boring! Peppa is fed up of all her old books and needs some new ones. Join her on a fun-filled library trip to find more. Peppa’s Washing Day Peppa’s Washing Day is a delightful storybook based on the award-winning television series Peppa Pig. Oops! Peppa and George have made Daddy Pig’s shirt dirty. What will happen when they try to wash out all the mud? Peppa’s Washing Day is a Part of the My First Storybook range, Peppa’s Washing Day is a colourful and engaging board book based on the award-winning Nick Jr. television series.
The EzyRoller Junior comes with handlebars, so younger kids can feel in complete control. In no time, they’re curving like they were born to it. A great introduction to the wonderful world of Ezyroller.