10 Top Christmas Gifts for 3 and 4 Year Olds

Top Christmas Toys for 3 and 4 Year Olds and Up!

My Little Sandbox

My little sandbox is another one of those bright new ideas, winning toy awards! Each set contains a 10” x 10” sandbox, a 20” x 20” play mat and lots of themed play pieces. Choices include:  Big Builder, Mermaid and Friends, Beach Party, Dino Land, Funny Farm and more! (My Little Sandbox, $42.98, ages 4 and up)

Play Houses for Girls

I just love the Rose Petal Cottage for little girls. The cottage is crafted from soft fabric and roomy enough for friends.  The accessories, which are sold individually, will allow for even more imaginative play. (Rose Petal Cottage, $199.00, ages 3 and up

Rocket Blast Off Playhouse

Play Teepee

Boys Play Teepee

Join your little guy in his very own Teepee!  (The Land of Nod, Kids Play Teepee, $159.00, ages 3 and up)

Mini Wooden Kitchen

Mini Play KitchenThis attractive, wooden kitchen features a sink, stove top, cupboard and backsplash with utensils and other accessories and fits perfectly in small spaces! (Hearthsong, Mini Wooden Kitchen, $49.00, ages 3 and up)

Wooden Play Food

Wooden Play Food

If you decide to purchase a toy kitchen this year, you must take a look at the adorable wooden play food from Polka Dot Toys! There are ice cream cones, birthday and chocolate cakes, toaster, scale, cupcakes, milk and eggs, coffee maker and more! (Polkadots, Toy Food, $19.99, ages 3 and up)

Aquadoodle Adventure Mats

Thomas the Train Aquadoodle

Aquadoodle mats were already of a lot of fun for kids, but now this toy has gotten even better! With themes of Dora or Thomas the Tank Engine, the mats include stand up characters and vehicles. The vehicles actually move, following the doodled lines! This is a fabulous toy, reusable and with no mess, no paint, and no washing! (Thomas Toot N Doodle, $34.94, 36 months and up)

Musical Dance Skirts

musicalskirt1.jpgThese adorable pull on skirts play music like “Swan Lake” and the “Hokey Pokey” when activated by motion! (HearthsongHoke Pokey Musical Skirts, $34.98, ages 3 and up)

Doorway Puppet Theatre

Turn any doorway into a Puppet Theatre! Made of durable and colorful cotton twill, this award winning toy will encourage imaginative play! Rolls away when not in use! (Hearthsong, Doorway Puppet Theater,$49.98)

Acting Out Dress Up Musical Hokey Pokey Skirt

Pottery Barn Kids’ Activity Table


This table includes paper roller, two drawers and two storage bins. Table legs are sold in two sizes, for little and big kids. (Pottery Barn KidsKids’ Activity Table, $239)

Let’s Play Mail Mailbox Play Set

Mailbox Playset

This is a keepsake quality 27 piece set made of felt which includes a sturdy mailbox, postcards, letters, envelopes, messages and more.  This toy encourages reading, writing and mailing! (Uncommon Goods,Let’s Play Mail Mailbox Play Set, on sale for $19.99, ages 3 and up)

Sweet Tin Tea Set

This pink and red tea arrives in an adorable hat box style carrying case and the best part? This tea set is not only sweet, but unbreakable!  (Hearthsong, Tin Tea Set, $29.98, ages 3 and up)

(Not So) Scary Monsters

Not So scary Monster

Who said that monsters need to be scary?  FAO Schwarz has an terrific “menagerie” of mythical monsters that offer more laughs than chills!  These eight, pop-eyed, long limbed tentacle beasties have arrived from England and are sure to delight! (FAO Schwartz, Not So Scary Monster, on sale for $9.99, ages 3 and up)

Ugly Dolls

Ugly Dolls

These quirky little guys are so ugly that they’re actually super cute! Hand sewn from polar fleece in a variety of colors, these huggable characters appeal to boys and girls of all ages!  Each Ugly Doll comes with its own name and unique story, ready to be adopted! (Young Explorers, Ugly Dolls, on sale for $11.99, all ages)



Short for Iddy Biddy, this eco-friendly company has created a trio of characters designed to teach children about keeping our Earth happy, healthy and green!  With these cute toys, parents can instill green living without installing solar panels on the roof!  Here’s the roster:

  • Scout – a fluffy white cloud who knows all about air and air pollution
  • Lola – a hot pink flower who teaches about trees and plants
  • Waverly – a bright blue water drop who cares “deeply” about oceans, rivers and lakes (idbids, on sale for $19.99, ages 3 and up)

Tree Blocks

Tree Blocks

These earth friendly building blocks have the feel of river washed stones and will become whatever kids can imagine!  Bark has been removed from the wood with high pressure water, exposing the beautiful hues of the wood underneath. (Fat Brain Toys, Tree Blocks, on sale for $39.95, set of 36, ages 3 and up)



This creative building set offers limitless opportunities for fun and challenge!  The set contains 240 colorful wooden circles each with 8 slots that allow construction to go in any direction – up, down or sideways!  A wooden box allows for neat storage. (Hearthsong, Connectagons, on sale for $19.98, ages 4 and up)


gifts for 3 and 4 year olds stoneesOffering a new take on building blocks, Stonees encourage hours of creative and natural play with these colorful stone building blocks.  The beautiful contours and surfaces inspire creativity as the stones are balanced to create sculptures, figures and much more.  The organic nature of these blocks makes them a true stand out! ( Stonees, $19.95, set of 50, $53.95, ages 4 and up)

Magna Tiles

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds magnatiles

These colorful, translucent tiles are flat, but with their magnetic sides turn easily into 3-D designs all within your child’s imagination!  The basic set includes 100 tiles to encourage right side brain training through creative play! (Magna Tiles, $119.95)

Penelope Peapod

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds dolls

This is an adorably outfitted doll who arrives snuggled inside of her own basket bassinet.  The bassinet transforms into a portable drawstring bag that is perfect for travel or playdates!  Choose from dozens of adorable patterns, as well as doll clothes, blankets and furniture. (Penelope Peapod ,Penelope Peapod doll, on sale for $40, ages 3 and up)

Little Humbugs

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds dolls 2

Inspired by nature, these dolls are Bird Keepers (blue), Gardeners (pink) and Butterflies (purple)!  Sized at 12″, these plush dolls resemble little fairies and each come with their own zippered carry case, just like a real life chrysalis! (Butterfly Girl World, Little Humbugs, $22.99)

Princess on the Pea Bed Set

Princess on the pea bed

I just love this whimsical toy from Denmark offered by Pink Olive!  The set includes a “princess” doll, her bed, lots of quilts and of course, the pea!  This is not a gift that would be forgotten after the holidays!  (Pink OlivePrincess and the Pea Bed, $124, ages 4 and up)

Flying Turtle

Flying turtleThis toy is so popular at my house that we had to buy two!  It’s low to the ground and kid powered by swinging the handles back and forth to set the scooter in motion.  No motor, pedaling or batteries involved! (Hearthsong, Flying Turtle, $79.98, ages 3-12)

Wonder Golf

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds - golf

With this toy, kids can practice putting on a portable green that replicates real putting challenges with adjustabl feet that allow you to raise an end or side to simulate a real green!  The set is very attractive and colorful and includes:  an adjustable putter, ball holder, flags and golf balls. (HearthsongWonder Golf, $69.98, ages 4 and up) 

Prissy Poofs

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds - tutus

These are fantastically fabulous dress up skirts, or poofs!  There are dozens of styles to pick from, including seasonal designs.  Each poof is made of tulle with embellishments like ribbon, shimmery pom-poms, hearts and more!  These are truly an exceptional offering in the world of dress ups! (Prissy Poofs, Prissy Poofs, prices vary)

Super Hero Capes

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds capes

Craftsbury Kids has a cape for every kid!  These satin capes are lined with a super soft velvet chamois and decorated with all sorts of fun designs for boys and girls.  Choose from lightning bolts, flowers, Jolly Roger, rocket, dinosaurs and more! (Craftsbury Kids, Satin Capes, starting at $38, two sizes available, ages 2 to 10.)

Fancy Nancy Book and Doll

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds fancy nancy

Pick up this debut book and adorable cloth doll who arrives with red yard hair that’s decorated with bows, butterflies, a crown and other fancy “stuff” and dressed in sparkles, glitter and glitz! (Book, Doll, ages 4 to 8 )

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (ages 4 to 8 )

gifts for 3 and 4 year olds bookSure to amuse both kids and grownups, this story tells the tale of “knuffle bunny” and what happens when a special “lovey” is lost! The bunny stuffed animal is a great tag along! (Book, Stuffed Animal, ages 4 to 8 )

Do you have an idea for a fabulous Christmas gift for children?  I’d love to know!

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