At this age, your little girl will be experiencing many milestones, so how do you pick the perfect Christmas gifts for 3 year old girls?
The first step is to figure out what she’s interested in and whether you could pick a toy that will broaden her horizons. If she enjoys drawing all the time, you can get her a mini easel to encourage her to spend more time practicing her hobby.
On the other hand, if she’s a bit of a tomboy and enjoys physical activities, a scooter will be the perfect gift to help her improve her balance and burn off energy while playing outside.
Of course, I haven’t forgotten about doll houses, fancy dresses, and science kits – because your princess is so versatile, today she might want to be a queen ruling her own kingdom and tomorrow she’s ready to be a mad scientist conducting crazy experiments!
Here are my 30 picks for the best Christmas gifts for 3 year old girls – I hope you enjoy them.
1. Mountalk 3 Wheel Scooter For Kids
Everyone knows that 3 year old girls are active and full of energy. Although they still need their naps and love cuddling with you on the sofa, they also need time to run around and explore the world. And what better way is there to do that than with a scooter?
Your little girl will love its light up wheels and that the front of the scooter is shaped like a dog. There are 3 wheels in total which will provide stability for your little adventurer as she rides around the neighborhood.
The wheels are also designed to withstand riding on different surfaces.
This model has 3 height adjustments, so your daughter can ride it in the years to come.
In addition, this scooter is made from a durable material that will last well over time.
Keep in mind, however, that you can’t collapse it so you’ll need to set aside a bit of storage space.
2. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike
The tricycle or trike is a staple in every kid’s childhood. As a safer alternative to bikes, it’s one of the best toys for 3 year old girls.
This model by Radio Flyer can grow with your little one until she’s a 5-year-old, so this is not just another Christmas gift that will be forgotten after a couple of months.
It has a maximum weight limit of 42 pounds and can be adjusted into 4 riding modes depending on your child’s growth and development.
There is a canopy included to protect your baby girl from the sun on warm days. This trike comes in Radio Flyer’s traditional red, white, and black colors.
3. Princess Castle Play Tent
Little kids love having a play area where they can feel as though they’re tucked away in their own universe.
This playhouse will allow your baby girl to spend hours playing by herself or with friends, and she’ll have enough room to keep her plush toys and dolls right there with her. She might love it so much that she’ll want to sleep in it!
It’s shaped like a mini tent and even includes lights to make it feel more magical. This is not designed as a camping tent, but you could place it outside on warmer days and use it as a play area.
4. 163 Piece STEM Toys Kit
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) toys are all the rage these days.
Apart from being one of the best gifts for 3 year old girls to play with, STEM toys are educational, too, and can introduce your little one to concepts that will ensure she succeeds at school and any other extracurricular activities.
This set of building blocks by Brickyard allows play for up to 6 kids at the same time, so your little princess can share the set with her siblings and friends. Little hands will find it easy to use the screwdriver that comes with the set and each individual piece is washable.
To help your little girl get started, the kit includes a manual with 42 designs she can try. After she’s done playing, you can put all the pieces in the included storage box.
The best part about this toy is that as your daughter grows, she’ll always discover something new she can create with the kit, and it will be years before she outgrows it.
5. Melissa & Doug Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter
When it comes to toys for fine motor skills development, there are few brands that do it better than Melissa & Doug. Their Scoop and Serve ice cream kit is one of my favorite Christmas gifts for 3 year old girls and I’m sure your girl will love it just as much!
The ice cream kit includes everything your daughter needs to serve ice cream and engage in super fun pretend play, including 6 one-dollar bills (not real, of course) and a menu.
This playset is appropriate for kids from 3 to 6 years of age.
6. LeapFrog LeapStart Preschool Success
Educational toys are a great gift idea for kids of all ages. The LeapStart learning system is an interactive toy for 2-year-old and 7-year-old girls alike, and everyone in between.
It includes educational activities that teach skills such as math and reading that you can adapt to your child’s level. There’s a handle to make carrying the LeapStart device easier and it’s built to last for hours of play.
I particularly like that there’s a pen included with the device so your little one can practice holding it with her little hands which will prepare her well for school.
All in all, this is a really fun gift your daughter will play with every day and you’ll love how she’s constantly learning new things.
7. Lego Duplo Minnie’s Birthday Party
Lego is another brand of kids’ toys you simply can’t go wrong with and this Lego Duplo set is the perfect Christmas gift for your little girl, especially if she has a soft spot for Minnie Mouse.
This Lego building toy is complex enough to give a 3 year old the opportunity to develop their cognitive functioning and fine motor skills while still being enjoyable.
8. VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera
Does your three-year-old love taking pictures but the sight of her trying to balance your expensive smartphone causes you to break out into a cold sweat? This VTech camera is the perfect gift for girls who love to take pictures as this is an actual digital camera.
Not only will your baby girl be able to take pictures of anything she sees, but she’ll also be able to take selfies. In addition to this, the camera has a video feature.
For long car rides, this will be a terrific toy as it includes fun games, too. Make sure to stock up on AA batteries, however, since this is not a rechargeable camera.
The device comes with a USB cable you can use to transfer the photographs to a laptop.
9. Barbie Dreamtopia Brush ‘n Sparkle Unicorn With Lights And Sounds
One of the best Christmas and birthday gifts for girls of this age are unicorn toys. This Dreamtopia unicorn is part of the Barbie brand but makes for a great toy on its own, too.
The toy includes a brush that makes the unicorn light up and play music when its mane or tail is brushed which is a fun touch. At first glance, this unicorn might seem quite small but it’s bigger in real life.
10. Fisher-Price Little People Big Helpers Home
Imaginative play is the name of the game with this Fisher-Price toy home. It includes music and sounds, as well as lights. The songs and sounds teach your baby girl about the importance of sharing and helping others.
The toy house includes two figurines, Emma and Jack, and their dog. Your little one will help them care for their home and pet by making the bed and putting away their toys.
11. Milliard Doll House
This incredible doll house stands at a height of 2 feet 5 inches and is guaranteed to be your girl’s absolute favorite Christmas gift this year. It has 3 floors, complete with a toilet, kitchen, and bedroom which opens to a balcony.
All the pieces are made from really high quality materials that are built to last.
The doll house comes with its own furniture but I’m sure your little one will find other toys in her collection to add to the fun.
Keep in mind that the dimensions of this toy house are perfect for dolls that measure between 4 to 6 inches.
12. Unicorn Backpack
Starting preschool can be a daunting new adventure in your little one’s life, so this adorable unicorn backpack by Naturally Kids can make the transition much easier for your preschooler.
The toy that is attached to the front of the backpack can be taken out and your baby girl can play with it separately, or she can leave it in and carry it around with the backpack.
Keep in mind that the backpack is not machine washable, so you’ll need to clean it by hand.
13. Gund Maxie Classic Teddy Bear Plush Stuffed Animal
Sure, block sets and STEM toys are great for the development of problem-solving skills and hand-eye coordination. But, there’s nothing like the classic teddy bear to bring a smile to your little princess’s face!
The Maxie teddy bear measures 24 inches and is made from a soft material that’s perfect for cuddling. All in all, this bear will be the perfect guest at every imaginary tea party.
14. Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Board Game
Board games can be tons of fun for the entire family but 3 year olds can have trouble understanding some of the more complex rules of games aimed at older age groups.
This special edition of the classic board game Candy Land features Disney Princesses such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Ariel, the little mermaid.
The game can be played by a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 players.
15. Magna Tiles Metropolis Set
With Magna Tiles, playtime becomes an educational adventure where your little girl can develop her math skills as well as her creativity.
This 110-piece set consists of magnetic blocks and tiles that can be connected in a variety of ways, allowing your daughter to create new objects every time.
As such, this is a toy that will never get old – there’s always something new to make with Magna Tiles. In fact, I’m pretty sure you’ll want to play with it, too.
The tiles are made from safe and non-toxic plastic that doesn’t contain any phthalates or BPA.
16. Disney Frozen Tea Set for Girls
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a 3 or 4-year-old, a fun tea set for imaginative play is a great idea. This set is made by Disney and features beloved characters from Frozen – Elsa and Anna – so your little girl can roleplay as her favorite character.
The set is intended for 2 kids to play at a time. The pieces are decorated with soft shimmering details that add a special touch.
17. Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk
Staying with the Disney theme, here’s a terrific gift idea that your girl can share with siblings and friends. This dress-up trunk includes everything you need to become a real-life princess, complete with a tiara.
The costumes are modeled after Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora, and Belle, and include accessories such as necklaces, headbands, rings, and bracelets to complete every look.
The set also includes stickers with pictures of the different princesses so they can personalize their own necklace.
The dresses consist of separate tops and bottoms, so your daughter can even mix and match to create her own look.
18. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Cooktop Set
Cooking is a really important life skill for all kids. Although it’s dangerous to leave a toddler in the kitchen all on their own, you can start your 3 year old off with this wooden cooking set that includes play food such as bacon, eggs, and steak.
Your child can “season” their food using salt and pepper, and cook it in a pot or a pan. The set is so realistic that the pot even comes with a lid!
There’s lots of attention to detail even in the individual pieces of food. For example, one side looks uncooked but when you flip it over, the other side is cooked and ready to go.
What I really love about this set is that it’s well-made and durable, so you don’t have to worry about it breaking after a couple of uses.
19. Little Genius Starter Kit For iPad
For 21st century parents, how much screen time kids get is always a source of concern. If you have an iPad at home, you can introduce your kiddo to new learning concepts while keeping it fun with this Little Genius kit.
The kit will help your daughter learn her ABCs and introduce her to other important concepts such as problem-solving and how to pick up on social cues.
Little Genius includes all the necessary pieces to help your baby girl get the most out of a range of educational games, such as a play mat and sticks made from silicone that she can twist to make letters.
The kit also comes with a base for your iPad.
As it’s intended for kids between the ages of 3 and 5, your daughter will definitely get plenty of use from this very immersive and engaging kit for preschoolers.
20. Strider – 12 Sport Balance Bike
Although many of us learned how to ride a bike with training wheels, a balance bike is a great alternative.
In many ways, it’s similar to a regular bike, except that it doesn’t have wheels, so the child needs to push with their legs to move forwards or backwards.
This improves their balance and makes it easier for them to transition to a big kids bike when they’re ready.
The Strider balance bike is one of the best-reviewed bikes on Amazon in this category and with good reason. It’s lightweight and the handlebar is specially designed for little hands to grip.
The best part about it is that it’s adjustable (both the seat and the handlebar) so you can make the necessary changes as your daughter grows.
All in all, this is one of my favorite Christmas gifts for 3 year old girls that will take your little princess on so many adventures.
21. Learning Resources Primary Science Deluxe Lab Set
Science is fun! And with this science kit, you can introduce your daughter to all the excitement that goes with a science experiment from the comfort of your own home.
It consists of 45 pieces, including test tubes and activity cards that will help your child get started with their lab set.
With the set, not only will your daughter be able to perform different tests and experiments but all the pieces are great for imaginative play, too. She might even come up with some of her own DIY experiments!
22. Flower Garden Building Toy
This flower building set by Gili is a fun and educational toy that will develop your daughter’s creativity. It includes 120 individual pieces that will allow your precious girl to create her own flowers and improve her fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great rainy day activity!
23. Calico Critters Red Roof Country Home Gift Set
This country home by Calico Critters is so detailed and well-made, that you’ll want to play with it, too! It comes straight out of the box with everything your girl needs to enjoy it, including the rabbit figurines and tiny furniture.
And, if you still feel like something’s missing, you can always purchase extra furniture and figurines from the same brand.
The home even has lights that can be turned on, which is a great addition to an already very realistic toy house.
24. Award Winning Hape All-In-One Wooden Kid’s Art Easel
Three-year-olds love to draw, so giving them a Christmas gift that lets them unleash their creativity is always an excellent idea. For quite an affordable price, you’ll get plenty of functionality with this kid-friendly art easel.
It has 2 sides, one is a chalkboard and the other is a whiteboard, which allows for 2 kids to draw at the same time. Plus, the whiteboard is magnetic.
There’s a paper roll, too, giving your princess plenty of surface area on which to doodle and get creative.
Depending on her height, you can adjust the easel accordingly and when the paper roll runs out, it can be replaced with a new one.
Since it’s adjustable, this art easel will grow with your daughter in the years to come and it’s definitely going to be a main feature in her room.
25. Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table
When I was a little girl, I went through a huge dinosaur phase where I would cry and beg for anything dinosaur related – coloring books, toys, you name it.
I’m pretty sure I’m not unique in this regard so this dinosaur-themed activity table is the perfect gift if your tiny princess has similar interests.
During warmer seasons, you can place the activity table outside and fill it with water. For indoor play, you can always use dry rice and use it as a sensory box – it’s just as fun and considerably less messy!
Along with the table, you’ll get 4 dinosaurs, a shovel, and two small scoops.
26. Jewelry Making Kit
Most girls love making their own jewelry but at the age of 3, it’s best to get a jewelry kit that’s specially designed for their little hands so that jewelry making is fun and not frustrating.
I’m a big fan of this kit that thankfully doesn’t require any complicated strings. Instead, the pieces easily pop together so your daughter can make the jewelry all on her own, whenever she’d like.
Just make sure none of the pieces end up in her (and especially a younger sibling’s) mouth because they pose a choking hazard.
When it’s time to clean up, simply use the storage box to put the pieces away until your 3 year old is ready to create more jewelry again!
27. Axel Adventures Doctor Playset for Kids
Are you ready to have a little doctor in the family? This set is a great gift for both 3 year old boys and girls, and I’m sure your little munchkin will spend hours engrossed in role play as she treats her patients – a.k.a. you.
The set comes with a stethoscope, glasses, a doctor’s apron, and more than 20 other accessories to help your young MD kickstart her career. It also includes a case and a bag to store the little doctor’s equipment until her next appointment.
28. Meland Kids Camping Set With Tent
As both an indoor and outdoor camping set, this gift is perfect for 3 to 6-year-olds who love to play pretend, either on their own or with siblings and friends.
The set comes with an oil lamp, a pair of binoculars, and even fake bugs to make the camping experience more realistic. It also includes a backpack to keep all the supplies organized and in one place.
29. Fisher-Price Code ‘n Learn Kinderbot
These days, everyone and their grandmother knows that coding camps and activities for kids are huge. This Kinderbot by Fisher-Price will give your daughter a great introduction to the world of coding as well as allow her to perform different experiments.
I also like that it has an automatic shut-off feature so you’re not wasting batteries when it’s not in use. All in all, the novelty of this toy won’t wear off quickly and you can expect your daughter to learn from and play with it for a long time.
30. Galaxy Light Projector
At the age of 3, your little girl is ready to become more independent and do things on her own, such as sleeping in her own room.
Unfortunately, some kids aren’t very comfortable with this transition right off the bat but you can make it easier with the help of a projector.
This one projects soothing lights in different colors onto the ceiling, along with stars and the moon, creating a relaxing atmosphere before bedtime. There are 3 color options – red, blue, and green.
The light will automatically turn off after running for 4 hours, so you don’t have to worry about it running all night.
Plus, it doesn’t need any batteries! If you ask me, this is one of the cutest Christmas gifts for 3-year-old girls!
When it comes to picking the best Christmas gifts for 3 year old girls, you’re the only person who truly knows what your baby girl will enjoy. At the same time, there’s a lot of low-quality gifts out there, so I hope I was able to save you time and money in picking the right one.
Whether your daughter is a girly-girl who wants to play princess all day, a tomboy who loves to roughhouse with her big brother, or in between, I hope you were able to find the perfect gift to bring a smile to her face this Christmas season!
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