The Best Gifts for a 3 Year Old Boy – Great Ideas

A 3 year old boy is a hand full, but also a lot of fun. Little boys aren’t all that hard to please and if you need a gift for a 3 year old boy you can basically get him anything that rolls, make noise and comes apart. It all really comes down to the type of budget you had in mind but be aware that expensive toys break just as easily as the cheap ones and 3 year old boys LOVE to break things!

Low Budget Gifts

If you need a gift for a 3 year old but you can’t afford the expensive toy stores you should turn to the thrift stores. It is possible to get little cars and other fun toys for around $1. You could even get a few and put them into a box, individually wrapped. It will make the little boy feel like he is getting an explosion of toys! Many 3 year old boys love helping out around the house. (If their parents encourage it) so another nice low budget gift could be a miniature broom and dust pan. These are also usually available in thrift shops for very cheap prices.


3 year old boys know to play easy board games like Memory and Bingo. However, they will also enjoy bending the cards and spreading them all over the house. If you get a game like this, it needs to either be very cheap so that it can be ruined without too many tears or made out of plastic so that it can take the attempts for making rolls and other things from the cards and plates. If you are getting a gift for a 3 year old boy with older siblings you could get the Rory’s Story Cubes. These are more for the older kids but it is a nice gift to bring to a family that is giving a party for their 3 year old.

For a Larger Budget

When you want to spend some more money on a 3 year old boy there is no lack for great gifts! A 3 year old is active and you can think of many fun activity toys. Get him his first bike, kick bike or why not a Water Play Wheel? Make sure that his parents have the time and space for this kind of toy so that it won’t end up standing in the basement collecting dust. If they have a garden they might already have swings and other toys that could use some company so get something to play with outside for everyone’s peace of mind! Another nice gift for a child in this age is a family wagon. Have a look at this type of useful toy ride in this review of the Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon Red.

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