33 Gifts For 3 Year Old Boys They’ll Go Crazy Over

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: September 18, 2023

    Hitting the big 3 is a super exciting time in a little boy’s life! They’re becoming social butterflies at this age, soaking up new knowledge like sponges and discovering their independence. Overflowing with curiosity, energy, and creativity, they’re ready for gifts amplifying all these fantastic traits!

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    What are the best gifts for 3-year-old boys?

    We want to help you find a gift to inspire imaginative play and help you reach their developmental milestones. From things with wheels, pretend play and way stop blow off some energy, these picks will keep them busy all day (and maybe even minimize screen time.) 

    Our gift guide has the best gift ideas for 3-year-old boys those little ones will love.

  1. Truck Transport Car Carrier
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    This carrier truck Includes six cool die-cast race cars with construction signs, cones, and roadblocks. This truck carrier has a handle on the top, so carrying the toy cars inside is easy. The truck case has 28 slots for storage and 14 card slots on both sides so they can take all their favorites on the go.

  3. Easel
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    Brightly colored kids easel features a double-sided drawing board with a 360° flip design – a chalkboard side and a magnetic dry erase board, making it an excellent starter choice for the little artist who is discovering the world of art—a great toy for imaginative play—an excellent gift for 2-year-olds to 5-year-olds.

  5. Remote Control Fire Truck
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    This fire truck has a four-wheel drive with powerful motors to run fast and over different terrain. With an approximately 1:20 ratio to actual vehicles, this looks and works like a real fire truck. Excellent for role-playing games. The best toys for 3-year-old boys or girls who love fire trucks. The perfect gifts for 3-year-old boys.

  7. Little Tykes Trampoline
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    Your kids will never stop jumping on the Little Tikes Easy Store Trampoline. Little Tikes knows it is essential for kids to stay active. This 3ft trampoline is easy to move so kids can bounce around indoors anywhere and any time they like! Now, this best-selling trampoline has folding capabilities for easy storage, too!

  9. Scooter
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    This Kick Scooter will ride with them from 2 to 5 years old. It is the smoothest and quietest kids’ scooter, lightweight design with three flashing wheels. The lean-to-steer feature makes riding a scooter fun and easy for kids to play with. In addition, it’s equipped with four adjustable height handlebars, so you can continue to use the scooter as they grow.

  11. Kidtastic Building Set
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    The best toys get your kids off the iPad, into real-life creativity and imagination, and working on their fine motor skills. Taking apart toys will keep your kids busy for hours. Watch as they build, use tools that fit their little hands, and create stories with these educational toys. The kit includes 192 pieces and comes fully assembled so kids can open the box and start playing immediately. 

  13. Vtech Smart Watch
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    The KidiZoom Smartwatch looks like a grown-up watch but is made just for kids! Awesomely explore time concepts with 55+ digital or analog watch faces, a timer, an alarm, and a calendar. Capture videos, snap selfies, and take pictures using the two cameras. It includes a motion sensor for active games, too!

  15. Radio Flyer Tricycle


    Take a ride on the Radio Flyer Junior Flyer Trike. This award-winning trike is designed to be your child’s favorite new ride! The trike is meant for kids aged two to five, so it can grow with your child. 

  17. Rocket Launcher
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    Run. Jump. Launch! Kids will blast while blasting off with this very fun foam toy rocket launcher. Durably designed and reliably built to withstand endless hours of jumping, stomping, and playtime! This awesome kids’ toy provides harmless dynamic entertainment that lets kids burn up all that extra energy while having the time of their lives! The eight-piece set includes eight full foam rockets in three fun colors, plus a yellow folding stand.

  19. Doodle Board
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    The writing tablet adapts the newest pressure-sensitive technology; children can draw and write on the doodle board with a stylus and any hard object. The upgraded product also has a colorful light-up screen, providing children with a better painting experience and improving their creativity and imagination!

  21. Fisher-Price Coding Kinderbot
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    With Code’ n Learn Kinderbot, your kiddo can decide how their pal moves and where he goes. And while little engineers are coding all sorts of excellent new paths, they’re also learning important stuff they’ll need as they head into kindergarten, like shapes, colors, early math, following directions, and problem-solving!

  23. Crayola Scribble Dinosaurs
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    Color, rinse, re-pet! Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari Animals are adorable, colorable, and washable animal figures that little would-be groomers can customize repeatedly! Monkey around or choose the sassy elephant to color with the 6 included Scribble Scrubbie Washable Markers. And when you’re ready for something new, pop ‘em in the safari palm tree tub to get cleaned up. Create new colorful coats as often as you like! 

  25. Kids Action Camera
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    This kids’ waterproof video camera with a durable waterproof case captures amazing pictures up to 30 meters (100 feet) underwater. It is ideal for beaches, diving, swimming, rafting, snorkeling, surfing, and much more. The camera has a versatile mounting kit attached to a shoot at night, bicycle, or handheld selfie. In addition, there is a durable neckband silicone handle and a tripod bracket for safe use and complete protection.

  27. Magic Tracks Race Track Set
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    The amazing racetrack can bend, flex, and glow! Serpentine technology allows the racetrack to form into almost any shape or pattern! Just snap the track pieces together and create your customized speedway. Watch your car race around any curve or bend on the Neon colored track. Race your favorite car around your customized, glowing racetrack with magic tricks. Great for building hand-eye coordination.

  29. Talking Microscope
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    It’s the only talking microscope for kids! This new, colorful update to the original GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope by Educational Insights introduces preschoolers to even more amazing animals, plants, and household items. In addition, there are 5x more images to view and learn about and 20 total prepared slides—a great addition to any playroom. It is a really fun way to get into science.

  31. Melissa & Doug Work Bench
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    This is not your average plastic workbench toy! This set is built to last. The set includes a wooden workbench and tools that work, including a vise, tool rack, wooden tools, and hardware. The collection has projects, so kids can use the toy to make things! This gift will make their Christmas morning and is appropriate for kids 3 to 6.

  33. LEGO Town Truck & Tracked Excavator
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    Little builders will love to see what they can dig up with these easy-to-build LEGO DUPLO construction trucks. The big shovels on the front and back of the excavator toy allow for double the digging fun, and the flexible arms can be moved and combined for creative digging and scooping. Kids will enjoy scooping the extra bricks into the toy dump truck and pretend to play for hours. These make excellent holiday gifts for 3-year-old boys.

  35. Train Set
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    One of the most famous railroad names is featured in this realistic freight train set (sound effects and all). So load and unload the box load from the silver gondola and wave goodbye to the dashing red caboose. With this Ready-to-Play set comes an exclusive track system that allows you to create a circle, a rectangle, or an oval layout. A great gift for a train lover.

  37. Dino Backpack


    He will be the most striking kid in the crowd, carrying this little dinosaur on his back. The zips glide effortlessly and have a good-sized grip part that is easy for little fingers to use. The roomy main compartment holds sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and more to meet your preschoolers’ needs for a busy day of ‘work’ and play.

  39. Camping Set
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    Does your 3-year-old boy love outdoor activities? This kids camping playset is the best gift for all those adventurous kids who love to explore! On the other hand, if your child is a restless explorer, you should give them this complete camping kit that includes a tent, binoculars, lantern, water bottle, shovel, whistle, compass, flashlight, fork & spoon set, food, and accessories.

  41. Osmo – Little Genius Starter Kit
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    Little Genius Starter Kit includes fun preschool toys that transform your child’s learning. The four educational games in the kit will help your child recognize letters and learn phonics (ABCs), develop pre-drawing skills (Squiggle Magic), identify social-emotional cues, experiment with clothes and colors (Costume Party), and develop problem-solving skills (Stories). It is one of the coolest toys for a 3-year-old. 

  43. Magna Tiles
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    With these tiles, your kids can free their imagination and creativity to build various buildings, animals, trees, and castles- endless possibilities. Magnetic block sets can help children develop in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is a perfect educational toy for children and a great STEM toy to play with a family! You will enjoy these magnetic blocks as an adult too.

  45. Shark Blanket
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    Give your kids a (not so) cozy feeling with this shark attack blanket. Capture the surprising face of kids when they receive this funny gift—made with double-sided extra-plush and superb attention to detail, creating a unique and Jawsome design.

  47. Paw Patrol Hoodie
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    He’ll be so excited to wear this Paw Patrol graphic tee with all his favorite characters- Chase, Rubble, and Marshall with the words “Totally Pawsome.” This half-zip hoodie has a comfy hood lining and makes a perfect birthday gift! Great for outdoor play or everyday wear.

  49. Marvel Superhero Capes
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    Your little one can climb buildings, pretend to fly, or show super strength because they use their hero costumes to save the day—the perfect gift to promote imaginative play and dress-up.

  51. Choose Your Own Adventure Book
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    What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids to understand that their choices will shape their days and, ultimately, their lives into what they will be. In a “Choose Your Own Story” style, the book follows Danny, a Superhero-in-Training, through his day as he encounters choices that kids face daily. As your children navigate the different storylines, they will realize that their options for Danny shaped his day into what it became. 

  53. Slip-on Sneakers
  54. gifts-for-3-year-old-sneakersLet them be young and play free! These shoes reduce odor with all-over ventilation and breathable holes to drain water quickly. The lightweight material is soft and bendable, giving them a comfortable feeling and the freedom to move and—no lacing and smooth shoe mouth design help with easy on and off.

  55. Kiwi Co Kit
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    Blast off into STEM learning with this astronaut starter kit! Build and launch a pair of model orbiter spaceships using the power of pumps. Paint a set of model planets, then construct a miniature solar system that spins. Explore the ins and outs of space travel — from the history of space exploration to the challenges of astronaut training to amazing facts about life on the International Space Station. Ready for a space adventure that’s truly out of this world?

  57. National Geographic For Kids


    This innovative book is full of learning and fun for today’s preschoolers and their parents! Bursting with lively photographs, engaging stories, and interactive picture games, each issue supplies you with fresh and imaginative teaching tools created by noted educators at National Geographic. The perfect gift for a  boy who loves reading and learning.

  59. Lincoln Logs
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    Children’s cognitive skills will develop when they play with these wooden blocks. Playtime will enhance their creativity as they analyze where each part should go and give them a sense of accomplishment when they’re done. Playing with this STEM toy is a building block to a child’s growth. All the parts of this educational toy can be stored in the collectible tin. Each beautifully crafted piece is traditionally colored and stained with precision and careful attention to detail to evoke the feel of childhood nostalgia.

  61. Bombas Sesame Street Socks
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    Toddler-sized gripper socks are soft and comfortable, like a big hug from Elmo on their little feet. Plus, this gift box includes a particular crayon set so kids can color in the uncolored sesame characters on the sides of the box. All the Bombas Kids comfort, but with vibrant Sesame Street character colors.

  63. Ryan’s World Super Spy Egg
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    Super Spy Ryan is on a mission to maximize the fun! The ever-popular Ryan’s World Mega Micro Egg now comes in a special Super Spy theme! Based on the hit Super Spy Ryan movie. This all-new set comes with loads of astonishing surprises like spy-themed micro figures, spy baby figures based on characters from the film, and a secret spinner with codebreaker cards!

  65. Candyland Board Game
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    Do you remember playing Candy Land when you were a kid? Introduce new generations to this sweet kid’s board game. Players encounter delicious surprises as they move their cute gingerbread man pawn around the path in a race to the castle. The Candy Land board game features colored cards, sweet destinations, and fun illustrations kids love.