Gift Ideas for Kids under 3

 The Best Gift Ideas for Kids Under 3GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS

When it comes to gift ideas for kids under 3, there are a lot to choose from!  We thought you might want some help narrowing it down to some of our favorite choices… So we polled the team, and this is what we came up with for babies and toddlers.  Be sure to check out our other wish list posts for more ideas for boys and girls of all ages!

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Little Kids No Spill Big Bubble BucketVTech Magic Star Learning Table VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

Little Kids No Spill Big Bubble Bucket
Little Kids No Spill Big Bubble Bucket

Why we love it:It’s got 3 wands so multiple kids can play without spilling! Works with as little as 4 ounces of bubbles, but holds up to 20 ounces!

VTech Magic Star Learning TableVTech Magic Star Learning Table

Why we love it: Activity table has 6 fun activities in English and Spanish encourage your child to explore and learn, removable legs, strengthens fine motor skills.

VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum SetVTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set

Why we love it:Kids learning toy has three drum pads and cymbal each with its own unique sound for sensory development.  It has 4 types of play including Free Play, Letters, Numbers, and Follow-Along.

Radio Flyer All-Terrain Stroll 'N Trike Ride OnPaw Patrol - Mission ChaseMelissa & Doug Shape, Model and Mold

Radio Flyer All-Terrain Stroll 'N Trike Ride On
Radio Flyer All-Terrain Stroll ‘N Trike Ride On

Why we love it: All-Terrain rubber air tires for the ultimate smooth ride, secure 3 point harness, adjustable push handle with comfort foam grips.

Paw Patrol - Mission ChasePaw Patrol – Mission Chase

Why we love it: Chase comes to life with over 130 phrases, aspring-loaded backpack that includes a real launching net and working flashlight.

Melissa & Doug Shape, Model and MoldMelissa & Doug Shape, Model and Mold

Why we love it:It’s made using the highest quality materials, tested to be safe and durable, includes five easy-grip, wooden stamping cubes, three rolling pins, four modeling dough tubs with molding lids and a patterned wheel press.

Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building SetLittle Tikes Jump n Slide Dry BounceFisher-Price Rock Roll 'n Ride Trike

Mega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building SetMega Bloks First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set

Why we love it:It’s SELF CLEANING!!!  Seriously, the colorful wagon picks up blocks when you push it! It includes 20 First Builders blocks in classic colors for tons of construction fun.

Little Tikes Jump n Slide Dry BounceLittle Tikes Jump n Slide Dry Bouncer

Why we love it: Large, 7-foot padded arena for fun bouncer slide action with three mesh slides protect children, and let parents watch the fun.

Fisher-Price Rock Roll 'n Ride TrikeFisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike

Why we love it: Three “grow-with-me” stages let kids Rock, Roll, and Ride! Stage 1: Rocking fun for little ones, Stage 2: Rocker base converts to extra-long parent push handle to help toddlers roll along, Stage 3: Independent pedaling fun for big kids!

Melissa & Doug K's Kids Bowling Friends SetBestway Train Play Center PlasmaCar Red

Melissa & Doug K's Kids Bowling Friends SetMelissa & Doug K’s Kids Bowling Friends Set

Why we love it: Made using the highest quality materials this 7 piece soft-plastic bowling set for toddlers and preschoolers can be neatly stored in the storage case, while working on sensory, fine motor, gross motor, logical, emotional, communication, self-esteem!

Bestway Train Play CenterBestway Train Play Center

Why we love it:This fun train play set has a secret, removable doorway in the front, includes 50 Non-PVC plastic and 100% Phthalate free balls!

PlasmaCar RedPlasmaCars

Why we love it: They have a 200 lb weight limit, are great quality and construction (don’t be fooled by the off brands!  They aren’t nearly this quality), and they can be played with indoors during cold weather and outdoors when it’s nice! Be sure to check out our video review on them!

 Play-Doh My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Style Salon PlaysetFisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages ScooterBoikido Wooden Counting Station

Play-Doh My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Style Salon PlaysetPlay-Doh My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Style Salon Playset

Why we love it: A pony mold (isn’t Rainbow Dash everyone’s favorite? – Although my daughter is a huge Pinky Pie fan too!) scissors and 6 cans of Play-Doh modeling compound!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages ScooterFisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Scooter

Why we love it: Three levels of play offer fresh songs, sounds, tunes and phrases for your little one’s age & stage

Boikido Wooden Counting StationBoikido Wooden Counting Station

Why we love it: Colorful, attractive, high quality and durable with plenty of learning elements (counting, mazes, coasters, numbers recognition) that will keep your children busy, including a blackboard for drawing and writing!

 Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space VTech Go Go Smart Wheels Ultimate RC SpeedwayFisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space

Why we love it: 3 ways to play as baby grows!  Piano Play, Dance Party and Learning & Games! Busy activities, music, lights, colors, sung songs & much more!

VTech Go Go Smart Wheels Ultimate RC SpeedwayVTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway

Why we love it: Enhance your child’s creativity by letting kids build their own race track and race Smart Point RC cars around for maximum fun RC car toy race track! The steering wheel-shaped remote control for an exciting interactive experience and includes 9 SmartPoint locations and 8 mechanical features!

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages PuppyFisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy

Why we love it: 50+ sing-along songs, tunes & phrases, paws, tummy, ears and light-up heart respond to baby’s touch (7 activations in all!) It also includes Smart Stages technology-learning changes as baby grows with 3 levels of play!

 Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement Park Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy, ElephantFisher-Price - Disney Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Mighty Colossus

Fisher-Price Little People Loops 'n Swoops Amusement ParkFisher-Price Little People Loops ‘n Swoops Amusement Park

Why we love it: Over 2 feet tall, so the wheelies really zoom down each of the ramps, a fun 360 degree loop, perfectly sized for little hands!

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy, Elephant
Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy, Elephant

Why we love it: Multiple fabrics and textures with a rattle, ring, and chime

Fisher-Price - Disney Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates - Mighty ColossusDisney Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates – Mighty Colossus

Why we love it: Over 2 feet tall ship on wheels that opens into playset, with 360 degrees of play.  Slide down the slide or climb down the flip-down rope ladder, use the double cannon and catapult launch coconuts!

 Razor Jr. Mini Mod Electric ScooterEverEarth Activity WalkerFisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike

Razor Jr. Mini Mod Electric ScooterRazor Jr. Mini Mod Electric Scooter

Why we love it: The Mini Mod goes back to the future with vintage style and vibrant, modern colors, goes up to the safe speeds of 2 mph, and will support a rider up to 44 pounds!

EverEarth Activity Walker

EverEarth Activity Walker

Why we love it: It’s got three beaded wire maze, xylophone with mallet, 4 piece interchangeable animal puzzle, shape sorter, peg maze, and tumbling flower gears!

Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough TrikeFisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike

Why we love it: It’s Harley Davidson and has kid friendly features like big foot pedals, rugged tires and a wide, stable wheel base.

Fisher-Price Little People Spinnin' Sounds AirportGreen Toys Block Set, MultiKidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

Fisher-Price Little People Spinnin' Sounds Airport
Fisher-Price Little People Spinnin’ Sounds Airport

Why we love it: It’s a fun airport that includes spinning plane action, fun sounds & phrases, and pilot and passenger figures, removable plane, baggage cart, 2 luggage pieces, table and 2 chairs.

Green Toys Block Set, Multi
Green Toys Block Set

Why we love it: It’s got easy to build and easy to knock down blocks that encourage lots of fun and develop fine motor skills and more! It’s made out of recycled plastic, with no BPA, PCV or other bad stuff. We love these so much we are giving away a set (with a WHOLE bunch of other great Green Toys! – check out the 2015 Gift Guide and Giveaway!)

KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table
KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

Why we love it: There are three durable red plastic bins that slide under the table for effortless storage, edges designed to to prevent chipping, double sided play board, and sturdy construction so it’ll last a long time!

Little Tikes Count 'n Play Cash Register Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport Ride OnMelissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench

Little Tikes Count 'n Play Cash Register
Little Tikes Count ‘n Play Cash Register

Why we love it: It’s got fun color, size and number match provides fun learning for kids, as well as fun ways to pretend!

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport Ride OnLittle Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport Ride On

Why we love it: It’s easy to assemble with no tools needed, has a removable floor and a handle on back & sides for parent-controlled rides.  Includes special features like an ignition switch and a working horn!

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench

Why we love it: It’s made using the highest quality materials in the classic pounding bench style, and has non-removable pegs, so you won’t end up stepping on them in the middle of the night.

 Step2 WonderBall Fun PlayhouseVTech Go Go Smart Wheels Park and Play Deluxe Garage VTech 2-in-1 Learn and Zoom Motorbike

Step2 WonderBall Fun Playhouse
Step2 WonderBall Fun Playhouse

Why we love it: It’s a playhouse and ball toy all in one! Flip the balls into the house or into the maze with the included flipper, toss balls on the roof and watch as they fall through the maze of activities, making fun plinking sounds as they go! Bottom basin is the perfect place to store the balls once playtime is over!

VTech Go Go Smart Wheels Park and Play Deluxe Garage
VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Park and Play Deluxe Garage

Why we love it: Interactive role play features like pressing the light-up buttons, turning the helicopter pad to raise and lower the elevator and other fun manipulative elements build motor skills.  Combines with other sets!

VTech 2-in-1 Learn and Zoom Motorbike
VTech 2-in-1 Learn and Zoom Motorbike

Why we love it: Easily transforms from a toddler tricycle for unsteady toddlers into a two-wheel ride on bike for more balanced riders.

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Gift Ideas for Kids Under 3