Gift Ideas for Kids under 3
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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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!
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.
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.
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.
Why we love it: Chase comes to life with over 130 phrases, aspring-loaded backpack that includes a real launching net and working flashlight.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Why we love it: Three levels of play offer fresh songs, sounds, tunes and phrases for your little one’s age & stage
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Why we love it: Multiple fabrics and textures with a rattle, ring, and chime
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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