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13 Gifts 3-Year-Old Boys Will Love (+1 to Avoid)

Looking for the perfect gift idea for a three-year-old boy? It’s an age of curiosity and exploration of the world. We picked a select list of ideas to inspire and delight him.

This amazing fort inflates in just 30 seconds with a standard household fan at one end. Your son will go absolutely wild over this fort which includes a viewing window to peek out of. Designed with safety in mind, there is no floor making it easy to get in and out.
Clay Dough Accessory Kit
Make Play-Doh more fun with a Clay dough accessory set packed with 9 utensils, 14 molds and 1 dough squeeze machine. Help him develop his fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and more as he feeds his own imagination, using easy-grip tools to mold and play with dough. Once he’s done, pack it all away in a clear portable storage case with child-safe rounded edges. The set even comes with a guide book to help your little one get started with sculpting ideas for his busy little hands.
Take your little boy fishing for the first time in his very own bathtub! Three soft rubber characters squirt water when squeezed, two allow for water to run underneath, and the fishing rod, made of flexible plastic, is ready to hook all 5 characters. Place his catch in a soft mesh net or throw them back for more bathtime fun. When he’s ready to dry off, place the items in an organizer bag to keep them dry and mold-free, ready for more play another day.
Customize your boy’s early learning with My Pal Scout! This cuddly customizable puppy allows parents to download their child’s name and favourite things that will be integrated into songs and phrases the little pup plays via 4 interactive buttons found on each paw. Your 3 year old can press his new pal’s paws to hear songs and sing along to interactive activities or be lulled to sleep by a variety of lullabies.
Musical Skip Hopper
Let your little boy hop jump and play all day with a fun rotating skipper. Musical arms spin at three different speeds and heights for variety and challenge. The skipper is super for solo play or fun for everyone when your 3 year old challenges family and friends to contests! This sturdy safe rotating skipper is also suitable for both indoor and outdoor enjoyment.
Encourage his scientific curiosity with a magnifying glass made for tiny preschool eyes and hands! The scope features 8X magnification, an LED light for better viewing, a sample tray, simple focusing knobs and non skid feet to help it stay put. Have your 3 year old examine everything from stamps to leaves and get him learning STEM early.
Let your little guy expend some energy hopping, bouncing and boinging around on his very own Farm Hopper. Made of BPA and phthalate-free plastic for non-toxic long lasting durability, these little guys help your child develop core strength and balance while encouraging a fun outlet for your toddler’s seemingly endless energy! Each hopper comes with a hand pump and self-closing valve, making it choking hazard-free.
If he loves trains, this charming Wooden Train Set makes the perfect present. Made of high quality materials, it features 55 pieces including a 4 trains with working wheels. The wooden tracks also connect to the pieces of other major toy brands for maximum fun.
3 Piece Ball Pit
This 3 Piece Ball Pit will bring the fun of a playground indoors. This set features a tent, tunnel, and ball pit that is made of a soft and durable fabric that can withstand even the roughest playtime. Simply add balls and you have a fun and unique toy perfect for rainy days.
Get your little sports fan ready for the majors by giving him this fun and functional Tee Ball & Golf Set. Place the ball on the tee to help him practice his hand-eye coordination. The tee also conveniently turns into a golf club so he can practice his putting.
If your little guy loves music, this Educational Drum Set is sure to be a literal hit. The drum pads and cymbal make noises, play songs, and illuminate due to inset LED lights. Not only is this a fun toy to play with, it aids in sensory development and teaches letters, numbers, and music.
Constructed in a beautiful neutral color to compliment any interior, this Kids TeePee will be a gorgeous addition to any bedroom or playroom. Easy to assemble, it can be easily transported within an included carry bag. Details like windows, decorative feathers, and fairy lights make story time and play time even more magical.
Automatic Bubble Dispenser
This whimsical dolphin-shaped Automatic Bubble Dispenser will capture any kid’s imagination. Made of a durable exterior, it features multiple spinning wands that dispense up to 500 bubbles per minute. This toy will instantly create a magical atmosphere in any room.

What should you avoid giving a 3-year old boy? Stay away from any toy animal whistles, however cute they may look. While he might love it, his parents (and potentially neighbors too) will not.