16 Mom Approved Gifts for a 4-Year-Old Girl

Looking for the best gift ideas for a 4-year-old girl? We asked a shopping-savvy mom to recommend top-rated picks for these youngsters. 4 is a fun, imaginative age when impressions are created, and these ideas offer ample opportunity for creative exploration. Whether looking for birthday, Christmas or other special occasion ideas, these recommendations offer something for everyone.

Clever Kid Toys Kids Gardening set
Whether you have an aspiring farmer, or just a little helper, this sturdy garden set is sure to please. With plastic handles and rounded edge steel tool surface, you won’t have to worry about breaking a trowel on the first day. Foster the natural desire to care for things while helping create a sustainable hobby. Comes with a STEM learning guide.

Disney Princess Belle & Rapunzel Dress Up Trunk
Let her be princess for a day, or every day. Invite a friend and have a dress up party. This set comes with a handy box to put the dresses, jewels and tiaras in when they party is over. No more missing crowns, just royal ball ready outfits.

Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace Doll
A castle with secrets at every turn. Each princess has her own phrase or sound and connects to multiple places. Light up the stairs, take a spin on the dance floor or drop the palace flags, every room has a new discovery. Unlock more magic with the removable wand.

Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar
Code-a-Pillar encourages critical thinking through hands on exploration. Kids (and parents) enjoy creating patterns and watching as Code-a-Pillar follows their instructions. With eight, easy to change body segments, and expansion packs available, the combinations are endless

Girls' 14 Huffy Frozen Bike with sleigh
It may not take her up the north mountain, but it will definitely cruise the neighborhood with ease. 14” wheels, adjustable seat, pedal brakes and a sleigh to bring her Frozen friends make this is great addition to the stable.

Hasbro Candy Land The World of Sweets Board Game
Updates on a beloved classic. The King has disappeared. It’s up to the players to move their gingerbread men through the Cupcake Commons and past the Chunky Chocolate Mountains in search of King Kandy. All of the Candy Land fun adults remember, with updated cards and pictures to appeal to non-readers.

KidKraft Tasty Treats Play Food Set
With 115 pieces spanning all of the food groups, there is something in here for even the pickiest chefs. Stock the kitchen, grab the pots and pans, or have a picnic. Breakfast is included and since all pieces are plastic, there are no crushed cardboard cereal boxes in your future.

L P Kids Karaoke Machine with 2 Microphones and Adjustable Stand
Help take her sing along to the next level. With adjustable microphone stand, effect pedals and portable speaker, this set can turn your next family event into a show. Batteries included, so the stage lights and dual microphones are ready to rock right out of the box.

Large Princess Play Tent, Indoor/outdoor
Wispy pink curtains, sparkly star lights and room to slay dragons. Let her imagination conquer distant kingdoms, host royal tea parties or just hold court with her stuffed friends. Durable, spacious and ready for indoor/outdoor fun, lights included.

LeapFrog LeapPad Ultimate, Pink
Fun from the moment it leaves the box. The LeapPad Ultimate comes preloaded with games, access to preselected (expert approved) websites. With 2 MP front and back cameras, 480p video recording, built in bumpers and a shatterproof screen, this tablet will entertain even the toughest princess.

Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32 Piece Set
Any way you put them down, the magnetic edges connect. Build a city, a castle, or a fence to keep out snooping siblings. Use these colorful tiles in a window for a stained glass effect, or with a flashlight for reflective fun. From fostering fine motor skills, to encouraging imaginative play these tiles will grow with your little one.

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set
Let loose her inner explorer and maybe even avoid a future fear of bugs! View the creatures that live around us without ever having to touch one. Complete with habitat, bug tongs and magnifying glass, this set will inspire curiosity about nature and her new creepy crawly friends.

Nickelodeon - Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds
This set comes complete with two and a half feet of lookout, Chase, police car and an elevator for Marshall to crash into. With a rotating periscope, vehicle launcher, lights and sounds, Adventure Bay is sure to be safe on your little one’s watch.

Skip Hop Zoo Toddler Kids Backpack, Unicorn
A parent’s greatest hope is that school is all rainbows and unicorns. This adorable backpack makes that hope a reality. Complete with horn, rainbow zipper pulls and an insulated snack pocket, this easy to clean backpack is just the right size for all of her favorite things.

Step2 Great Gourmet Play Kitchen, Tan
Throw some eggs on the stove, put the coffee on and get ready for breakfast in bed. This kitchen has realistic stove sounds, a double oven for a modern feel and plenty of counter space to create gourmet meals.

Storytime Toys - Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Fairytale Dollhouse and Book
Let the story come alive with this eco friendly, durable dollhouse based on the Goldilocks fairytale. Explore details like the working swing, doors and windows, while creating even more stories with the included characters. When it’s time to be done with bears and porridge, the house comes apart and stores flat in a travel case.

Still looking for ideas?
Check out TODAY’s picks for 4-year-olds
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