25 Best Toys and Gifts That 3-Year-Olds Will Literally Be Obsessed With

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this pretend doctor kit

Fisher-Price Doctor Playset Medical Kit

Doctor Playset Medical Kit

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this pretend doctor kit

Fisher-Price Doctor Playset Medical Kit

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Help soothe any (normal and valid) fears that your little one might have around going to the doctor with this adorable medical set complete with tools like a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff.

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these dress-up dolls

Melissa & Doug Disney Minnie Mouse Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set

Disney Minnie Mouse Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set

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these dress-up dolls

Melissa & Doug Disney Minnie Mouse Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set

A three-year-old might not have the hand-eye coordination required to put teeny shoes on a Barbie doll, but they can definitely play with these wooden magnetic pieces.

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this pizza-making set

Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Play Food Set With 36 Toppings

Wooden Pizza Play Food Set With 36 Toppings

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this pizza-making set

Melissa & Doug Wooden Pizza Play Food Set With 36 Toppings

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As someone who grew up with this exact pizza set, I can personally vouch for how fun it is. The stick-on pepperoni pieces were a huge hit in our household.

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this backpack for preschool

HAPPYSUNNY Toddler Fox Backpack

Toddler Fox Backpack

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this backpack for preschool

HAPPYSUNNY Toddler Fox Backpack

This backpack comes with mesh pockets for a water bottle, padded straps for little shoulders, and an internal name tag (in case there are *multiple* fuzzy fox backpacks at preschool).

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this real camera with an SD card

Seckton HD Digital Video Cameras for Toddler

HD Digital Video Cameras for Toddler

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this real camera with an SD card

Seckton HD Digital Video Cameras for Toddler

Who doesn’t want to see the world through a three-year-old’s eyes? The video footage is sure to be absolutely precious—and hilarious.

6

this reusable drawing board

Bravokids LCD Writing Tablet 10 Inch Doodle Board

LCD Writing Tablet 10 Inch Doodle Board

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this reusable drawing board

Bravokids LCD Writing Tablet 10 Inch Doodle Board

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This reusable doodle tablet encourages creativity, helps them develop pen-gripping skills, and most importantly, isn’t an iPad.

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these singing trucks

FindGood Carrier Truck Toy with Music

Carrier Truck Toy with Music

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these singing trucks

FindGood Carrier Truck Toy with Music

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This is a pink truck that carries other tiny little trucks. I repeat, this is a PINK TRUCK THAT CARRIES OTHER TINY LITTLE TRUCKS.

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this fine motor skills toy

Panda Brothers Montessori Screwdriver Board Set

Montessori Screwdriver Board Set

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this fine motor skills toy

Panda Brothers Montessori Screwdriver Board Set

If they get comfortable with a wrench at three years old, maybe they won’t have to FaceTime their parents for every single home repair question in 20 years’ time.

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this cutie tee

Inktastic Safari 3rd Birthday T-Shirt

Safari 3rd Birthday T-Shirt

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this cutie tee

Inktastic Safari 3rd Birthday T-Shirt

People love asking toddlers how old they are. Now they’ll just have to point to their shirt.

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this Bluey toy

Bluey Dance and Play 14″ Animated Plush

Dance and Play 14

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this Bluey toy

Bluey Dance and Play 14″ Animated Plush

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Three-year-olds are at the age where they start having favorite animals and characters. A Bluey plushie (you might recognize part of the Bluey theme song from a trending TikTok sound) is a guaranteed hit.

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these Velcro fruits and veggies

Fajiabao Wooden Play Food Sets for Toddlers

Wooden Play Food Sets for Toddlers

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these Velcro fruits and veggies

Fajiabao Wooden Play Food Sets for Toddlers

This is the perfect gift for the toddler who loves to insist “I help” in the kitchen, but isn’t quite ready to handle a chef’s knife just yet.

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this washable coloring toy

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pet Coloring Playset

Scribble Scrubbie Pet Coloring Playset

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this washable coloring toy

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pet Coloring Playset

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Now they can channel their I-must-draw-on-the-living-room-wall energy towards scribbling on these adorable animals that can be easily scrubbed clean for endless fun.

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this sparkly skirt

Maisonette Confetti Tutu

Confetti Tutu

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this sparkly skirt

Maisonette Confetti Tutu

Parents buy practical clothes, and your parents’ cool friends (that’s you!) buy the sparkle tutus. That’s just how the world works.

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this grocery store playset

CifToys Cashier Toy Cash Register

Cashier Toy Cash Register

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this grocery store playset

CifToys Cashier Toy Cash Register

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Did anyone else aspire to be a cashier when they grew up? No? Just me?

15

this painfully cute jacket

L.L.Bean Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket

Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket

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this painfully cute jacket

L.L.Bean Hi-Pile Fleece Jacket

Do they make these fluffy sherpas with animal ears in adult sizes? Just asking for a friend.

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16

these stacking stones

BESTAMTOY 36 PCS Wooden Sorting Stacking Rocks Stones

36 PCS Wooden Sorting Stacking Rocks Stones

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these stacking stones

BESTAMTOY 36 PCS Wooden Sorting Stacking Rocks Stones

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Some adult Amazon reviewers said they found themselves playing with the stackable toy as a mindless activity while watching TV. Try asking your toddler to sort and stack these pretty rocks by color or by size.

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this intro to classical music

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

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this intro to classical music

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

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This is, IMO, the perfect way to create early recognition around classical music for lil babies that might just be future maestros in the making.

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these markers for little hands

U.S. Art Supply 8 Color Crazy Dots Childrens Dot Markers

8 Color Crazy Dots Childrens Dot Markers

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these markers for little hands

U.S. Art Supply 8 Color Crazy Dots Childrens Dot Markers

These thick markers with sponge tips are perfect for mess-free drawing and dotting. Think of all the art just waiting to be created.

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this practical gift

Tphon 12 Pairs Toddler Non Skid Socks with Grips

12 Pairs Toddler Non Skid Socks with Grips

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this practical gift

Tphon 12 Pairs Toddler Non Skid Socks with Grips

This one is more of a gift for their parents, who are constantly losing those tiny little socks in the dryer (trust me on this one).

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these construction vehicle toys

FLY2SKY Take Apart Construction Toys with Electric Drill

Take Apart Construction Toys with Electric Drill

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these construction vehicle toys

FLY2SKY Take Apart Construction Toys with Electric Drill

One thing about toddlers is they loooooove construction toys (both the toy versions and the real thing) for some reason.

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Hannah Oh

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Hannah is the assistant shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things from cute apartment decor to trendy fashion finds, TikTok products that are actually worth your $$$, and the perfect gift to buy for your boyfriend’s mom. She previously wrote for Seventeen and CR Fashion Book. Follow her on Instagram for hot takes on red carpet fashion and unhinged updates on the books she’s reading on the train. 

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