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Giving a great gift is relatively easy when little ones are 3 years old—the name of the game is to be thoughtful and practical. But, let's be honest, the challenge here lies in giving a gift to someone who has a new interest by the second. Pair that with your competing desires to get something fun, educational and also functional (we know you're tired of seeing toys strewn around the house your kiddo deserted after 2.5 minutes) and the ensuing stress *might* make you wish you were dealing with a tantrum instead.
OK, not really. But if you're the parent of a threenager, the last thing you need is more drama in your life.
We hear you, mama. Here are 25 picks that are sure to make any preschooler smile this holiday season as they develop their independence and growing personality—and staunch opinions.