If you’re the parent of a threenager, the last thing you need is any more drama in your life. These 16 picks are sure to make any 3-year-old smile this holiday season!
1. PlanToys Preschool Alphabet A-Z
This deceptively simple set hits so many important skill sets—learning the alphabet, matching, and writing letters. Your preschooler will love the bright colors and adorable animals, and you’ll love the eco-friendly materials and mess-reducing carry bag.
2. The Homespun Market Kids Indoor Camping Playset
We 💜 this handmade camping set that’s sure to inspire hours of imaginative play. Gift it solo or splurge and pair it with a play teepee, another one of our faves.
We realize this isn’t the most inspired gift pick, but if we had to pick the one toy our preschooler goes back to again and again, this would be it. They are truly a must-have!
4. Feed the Woozle Game
The perfect start to the family game night collection, this simple, preschooler-friendly board game has three levels so it grows with your child. There’s no reading required to play, and it builds a ton of skills including taking turns, fine and gross motor, and counting.
5. Petit Pehr Alphabet Sheet Set
Keep your kiddos comfy in their new big-kid bed and work on those numbers and letters! These soft cotton sheets make the perfect addition to any preschooler’s bedroom.
6. Patagonia Baby Down Sweater Jacket
This is one of our tried-and-true kid favorites for both style and quality. Warm without being bulky and available in tons of great colors, buy a size up so you can use it for next year, too.
7. LunchBots Trio Stainless Steel Food Container
We are all for anything that inspires our preschooler want to finish a meal. The bento style and durable stainless steel design make this lunch box one of our go-to’s.
8. Hunter Kids First Classic Rain Boots
Few things in life are cuter than watching kiddos stomp through puddles; now they can look adorable (and stay dry!) while doing it!
9. Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Costume Kit
This cape is out-of-this-world! 🚀 🌎 (Come on, we had to.) We love the patches and accessories for design-your-own possibilities, the soft, high quality materials, and the bonus free Littles app available to augment play.
10. Odette Williams Kids’ Apron
This beautiful linen apron will inspire your little one to get cooking this holiday season. (You can add on wooden cooking utensils and even a monogram, which we love.) Great for pretend play, too!
11. Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Wooly Plush Backpack
Bring a furry friend on your little one’s next adventure! These adorable faux fur backpacks—we’re partial to the unicorn, we have to say—are comfy, soft, and sure to become a regular travel buddy.
12. Target Cat and Jack Buffalo Plaid Trapper Hat
This cozy, on-trend hat will look 💯 in holiday photos and will keep your kiddo warm all winter long.
13. Literati Book Subscription Box
Books are one of our favorite gifts to give—so why not give a whole box? Literati expertly curates the best of the best personalized for your kiddo each month, then offers a great discount on anything you decide to keep. Genius!
14. This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World
Give your little one a peek into the daily lives of seven kids from around the world. This thoughtful, beautifully illustrated picture book will spark your preschooler’s curiousity about the world around them.
Our new go-to gift book, this simple yet powerful meditation on finding the simple beauty in life’s ups and downs will find a sacred spot on your little one’s bookshelf.
Say bonjour to your new favorite book! You can’t help but smile as you travel with Escargot, a delightful snail, as he makes his way toward a delicious salad at the end of this book.
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