When a boy turns 3-years-old, he is at the height of his toddler powers. You have got a lot of options when it comes to toys, activities, kits, and little boy accessories. It can be somewhat overwhelming to figure out what the 3-year-old boy in your life would play with the most when he’s still so young.
Here you can find all the top picks for toddler boys that will build on their skills, lay a foundation for learning, and offer them a great time. Check out our list of awesome gift ideas for 3-year-old boys below.
60 Top Gift Ideas For 3-Year-Old Boys
Be a hero for the coolest toddler guy you know with these unique gifts for 3-year-old boys.
Build & Learn Dinosaur Toy Set
3-year-old boys will dive into this cool building set that allows them to put together their own dinosaurs. The set includes four different dinos that come together with connecting blocks that are a great way for toddlers to learn coordination while creating new friends that also happen to be fun dinosaurs for them to play with.
Toddler Walkie Talkies
You can bring some outdoor fun into the life of the 3-year-old boy you know with a set of age-appropriate walkie talkies. These walkie talkies are easy to operate and work with the push of a button. He can stay in touch with his closest buddy or a family member who is letting him explore new spaces safely. Either way, he’ll love being on a walkie talkie adventure.
Batting Tee & Stand Set
This batting tee set includes everything 3-year-old boys could want to get started in their baseball training. The set contains both a hanging tee and a standing tee so they can practice their swing in two ways, along with a bat and four baseballs he can use to keep working on his skills. Before you know it, he’ll be ready for little league domination.
Magna-Tiles are popular toys that give both education and creative fun to your favorite 3-year-old boy. This set of 100 Magna-Tiles gleam with colorful shapes that toddlers can use to build anything they can dream up. Working with Magna-Tiles has a great effect on their hand-eye coordination and skills. From a castle to a skyscraper, they can make it up as they go and recreate shapes into colorful creations in no time.
Wooden Art Easel
Give the 3-year-old boy you know a chance to make great art with this wooden art easel that comes ready to go. The double-sided easel includes a blackboard, a whiteboard, and a paper roll so he can work with whichever art medium suits his mood the most. The easel has paint pots in holders so he can fill them with brilliant colors that will fill up the beautiful creations he will be inspired to make.
Car Transport Carrier Set
3-year-old boys will love having a ton of cars and trucks in one place with this awesome transport carrier set. The truck carrier with handles is transparent on both sides so everyone can see his load of vehicles as they move around. The set contains 20 vehicles and cute accessories so he can take them out, create fun scenarios, and put them right back in safe and sound.
Lincoln Logs Building Set
Give your favorite 3-year-old boy his own retro set of Lincoln Logs to build with and watch him go wild. The set includes 111 pieces of durable logs that come with different building inspirations like a tall tower, two small houses, and a log cabin. He’ll have hours of fun with his log construction project that he’ll forget all about modern tech for more than a little while.
LCD Writing Tablet
This LCD writing tablet is the perfect way for 3-year-old boys to doodle their hearts out and discover new skills at the same time. A constructive Christmas gift, the doodle board can be used for creative play as well as learning words, math, and playing other educational games. It cleans up easily so they can use it again and again in loads of different, helpful ways.
Get your 3-year-old boy out into the world with the help of these top high-resolution binoculars. The binoculars are ideal for little hands and eyes to use and promise a non-slip surface for safety. He can use the binoculars to watch creatures, birds, and insects in nature or just see anything that is going on around him up close.
Matching Letter Game
3-year-old boys can learn so many new skills by playing this matching letter game that they will be more than prepared for preschool when it comes. The game uses letter cubes and picture cards so they can improve skills of memory, word recognition, spelling, cognition, and much more. Plus, they’ll enjoy exploring new words and committing them to memory while having a great time.
Dino Car Toys
This set of dinosaur car toys is a super fun way for 3-year-old boys to combine their love of cars with their love for dinosaurs. These dino cars drive around with the use of batteries and will make their way around quite easily. They are even equipped with lights and dino sounds so toddlers can enjoy the experience of speeding dinosaurs even more.
Young Wild Three T-Shirt
When it’s time for a 3rd birthday gift for the cool toddler you know, get him this unique t-shirt that celebrates him in a special way. The t-shirt features a tee-pee design with the logo “Young Wild & Three.” The shirt will make a fine addition to any toddler’s t-shirt collection and will work great when he is in the middle of serious playtime.
Gifts for 3-year-old boys can be educational, but they can also include games about poop and still manage to teach. Poop Bingo is a lot of fun because it uses visual cues to teach toddlers how to match up different animals and the business of their poo. Laughter for up to eight players will definitely ensue, but along the way young boys will learn many facts about the natural world too.
3-Year-Old Story Book
This book is tailor-made for keeping 3-year-old boys entertained and delighted with ten different classic and unique fairy tales. The stories are perfect for toddlers to listen to and enjoy, with everything from Chicken Little and Rapunzel to more modern fare. They’ll love these stories, along with the many captivating illustrations, any time of day, whether bedtime, bathtime, or playtime.
Frog Balance Toys
3-year-old boys will love learning early math by counting frogs with this cute frog balance toy. The toy uses a frog as a balance that measures out numerals vs. the number of tiny frogs that equal that numeral. The game is a wonderful way to learn counting and memory skills with the included cards while having fun with the frogs themselves.
How cool would it be for the 3-year-old boy you know to receive his own Harley-Davidson trike on his birthday? This Fisher-Price trike is the best way for toddlers to begin learning bike riding abilities while keeping it close to the ground. The trike has strong wheels and pedals and will keep him safe while he looks like the coolest young guy on the block.
Construction Race Track Set
The 3-year-old boy in your life will have hours of fun constructing his own race track with this fully loaded building set. The massive 200-piece set includes the race track parts along with two cars, four small trucks, and other accessories that make the set look more real once completed. The tactile wonderland will work wonders for his coordination, imagination, and skill while he builds his own race track in the process.
Play Tent Set
Pretend play never looked so good for 3-year-old boys until this play tent set came along. They’ll have tons of places to start imagining their own camping trip, from putting up the tent to setting up camp. They’ll have an oil lamp, gas stove, and plates to serve their meals on. They can use the other tools and accessories to properly explore their new surroundings.
Dinosaur Blaster Gun Toys
Why get the 3-year-old boy you know regular blaster guns when you can give him this awesome set of blaster guns that look like dinosaurs? The set comes with 20 safe foam darts that can be loaded into the dinosaurs only to come blasting out of their mouths when fired. Let the dino games begin with this ultra-fun example of the coolest toys for 3-year-old boys.
Wooden Fishing Game
Go fishing with your favorite 3-year-old boy when you give him this playful wooden fishing game. A magnet is used inside the fishing poles to pull different colorful fish all over the lake while teaching him the letters of the alphabet, along with counting skills and more. He’ll love fishing for fish while learning letters at the same time.
I Can Write Game
Make a 3-year-old boy’s learning game extra strong with this multifaceted game that uses six activity mats to engage with him and teach him different skills. The activities include a maze, tracing, and drawing directional lines to learn different facts along the way. The mats are reusable with the help of the included duster cloth that makes each day a new time to learn again and again.
Golf Toys Set
Teach the little one you know golf so he can grow up to be the best player around. This set is perfect for 3-year-old boys to work on their swing while developing their motor skills and focus. They will love watching the golf balls drop from the ball machine for them to take a swing at and like it even better when they land the perfect hit.
Bean Bag Toss Game
This bean bag toss game takes the classic game and makes it age-appropriate for 3-year-old boys to do well. They can use the set as a great outdoor activity or birthday party fun with friends. The set comes with two levels of play so no matter their skill level, they can use the traditional game of cornhole to improve their skills and have a great time outdoors.
Dinosaur Plate Set
This unique plate set is a wonderful way for 3-year-old boys to have a ball at suppertime while staying focused on eating their meal in an unusual new way. The cute plate comes with a dinosaur-shaped spoon, fork, and pusher tool, so they can move all their food groups together or apart on the dissected plate before finishing every last dinosaurus bite.
Musical Pounding Toy
Your favorite 3-year-old boy will love the activity of pounding his way to music on this pounding toy that includes a slide-out xylophone. He can either use the pounding tool on top of the wooden toy to make the xylophone give off notes or play the xylophone himself. He’ll likely move from one to the other in grand musical fashion.
Elephant Pullover Shirt
3-year-old boys everywhere will love this adorable elephant pullover shirt. The lovable design places a baby elephant on the front of the shirt whose gray trunk turns into one of the sleeves. The cotton and fleece long-sleeve shirt breathes but will also keep him nice and warm while he adventures with his fellow elephant friend close at hand.
This dinosaur backpack may be the cutest thing your 3-year-old boy carries with him to school. The mini denim backpack is just large enough to carry the accessories a toddler likes to have, while the cute plush dinosaur is held into place with straps that keep him safely secured to the backpack so he can come along for the journey.
The 3-year-old boy in your life can finally command his own robot friend with this awesome robot toy. The toy has sensors that respond to gestures, so he can create up to 50 robot actions that way or by easily programming the actions with the included remote. The robot can sense objects as well as sing and dance when his human counterpart decides it’s time to party.
Arcade Game Toy
Bring the fun of classic arcade games home to your favorite 3-year-old boy with this zombie whack-a-mole style game. The game includes coins to play, hammers to whack with, and mini zombies to get whacked. He’ll work on his coordination and skills but likely only be aware of all the fun he’s having while whacking the zombie invasion that he has all to himself.
This whimsical book about stones will kick-start any 3-year-old boy’s imagination while engaging him with a cool story of stones. The story is about a stone who wants to become something special and has to figure out the best way forward. The vivid illustrations and text will keep his attention while infusing him with dreams all his own on how to create something special in life with a little help from friends.
Interactive Soccer Ball
No soccer game will ever be the same after you give a deserving 3-year-old boy this interactive soccer ball to play with. The ball is equipped with sensors that respond to every move he makes using the ball with over 40 different sound effects. Whether he makes a goal or an awesome pass, the ball will respond accordingly and make learning the game a lot more fun.
Make sure your favorite 3-year-old boy can learn with ease when you give him this popular Inno pad device. This all-in-one educational tool will draw him in and keep his attention while teaching him about endless areas of learning such as math, spelling, shapes, animals, and telling time. The activities included in the easy-to-use pad cover tons of subjects, so he will be so excited to learn with the help of this wonderful tool.
Light Up Kick Scooter
This super fun kick scooter that lights up is a great way for 3-year-old boys to practice keeping their balance on a scooter while learning to steer at the same time. The wheels light up as they go faster, which adds to the fun of using a scooter. Everyone will see them coming and going as they play to their heart’s content.
Personalized Throw Blanket
Let the 3-year-old boy you know feel celebrated on his 3rd birthday or anytime he’s rocking his toddler years with this cool personalized throw blanket. The blanket features a fun truck and construction vehicles design. The personalization of his name will make him feel special while the fleece blanket keeps him super warm either at home, at naptime, or on the go.
Outdoor Explorer Set
3-year-old boys can use everything that comes with this loaded outdoor explorer set to have hours of fun adventuring in the backyard or while on vacation or camping trips. The set has it all—20 accessories that will help him discover new worlds outside, from binoculars to keep an eye on nature to insect catching kits and a compass to keep him going in the right direction. He may never want to come back indoors again.
Personalized Trucks Book
Not only can you give this awesome book to the 3-year-old boy in your life, but you can have it personalized so his name appears in the title. The book is made up of different animals who work to construct his name as if it were a big tough truck, piece by piece and letter by letter. Including a personal dedication, this book makes a meaningful and teachable book for toddlers that they’ll love.
This unique hoodie is tailor-made for 3-year-old boys who love dinosaurs. The comfy cotton hoodie has a colorful dinosaur design on the zip-up front. His hoodie has sawtooths that jut out in a row over his head so whoever meets this young guy knows that a dinosaur lover is coming their way. Make sure to keep an eye out for his claws.
Pirate Ship Playset
3-year-old boys will adore this impressive ride filled with pirates and their booty. The playset is a well-constructed pirate ship that he can sit and ride on, in addition to a toy that includes two pirate figures and a cannon. There is also a small storage space beneath the ship for extra treasure he finds along the way.
Dragon Touch Kids Camera
A perfect starter camera for 3-year-old boys, this touchscreen camera comes safely protected in a red car design that will attract his attention right away. The easy-to-work digital camera can hold photos and videos and has self-timer settings so he can explore taking pictures and videos with ease while he has a ball with his little red car camera.
Talking Hamster Toy
This too-cute-for-words plush hamster toy is all talk. When 3-year-old boys speak to the hamster, he repeats back what they say with his cute hamster voice. Toddlers can sing or shout and he will always return the favor. The hamster toy makes a sweet and lovable companion.
Turtle Bath Toys Set
This set of darling turtle bath toys are the ideal companions for the 3-year-old boy in your life during bathtime. In addition to being insanely adorable, the set of three tortoise toys winds up only to make each tortoise start swimming in the tub. He’ll love the fun bathtime activity and might take a few laps himself when inspired by his colorful turtle buddies.
Dinosaur Digging Toy
Get your favorite 3-year-old boy started in paleontology with this smart and fun science set of dinosaur eggs to dig. The set comes with 12 dinosaur eggs, along with the tools needed to get digging such as chisels and brushes to check out all the details. Once inside, he’ll find 12 dinosaur toys that he can further examine with the accompanying dinosaur cards that contain all the facts he’s interested in. Let the excavation begin.
Kids Tool Set
This ultimate in toolboxes will make any 3-year-old boy happy once he gets into the 27-piece set. From a power drill and tools like a hammer, screwdriver, wrench, ruler, and more, he’ll have tons of construction jobs to work on with the real-world noises that the drill makes. All the accessories are there, plus a fun tool belt and goggles so he can stay safe throughout each of his projects.
Whether he wants to enjoy the universe and its stars during a nap or at bedtime, 3-year-old boys will love the depth and detail with which this star projector works on a bedroom ceiling and walls. The light level can be set so he can enjoy the stars at full light or sleep soundly when the projector is in night light mode. The movement of the different stars will capture his imagination full on.
Interactive Alphabet Wall Chart
This interactive wall chart has everything a 3-year-old boy could want in the way of educational activities that keep his attention and entertain him at the same time. He can work on learning the alphabet and numbers, play piano sounds, listen to songs that kids adore, and even take quizzes to test his abilities as he goes.
Plush Shark Slippers
When it’s time for an awesome birthday or Christmas gift for your 3-year-old boy, these shark sock-top slippers just can’t be beat. While the plush slippers will keep his feet warm and toasty, the shark shape that dives out from his feet may become his favorite thing to wear around the house. From his sharp white teeth to his open red mouth and dark eyes, these sharks are his to play with as he pleases.
Wooden Puzzle Set
This wooden puzzle set will keep the 3-year-old boy you know hard at work for hours trying to piece the puzzle together. The set includes six different colorful animal designs, including a crab, bear, butterfly, owl, tortoise, and airplane. Each animal has the ideal amount of pieces for a toddler to work with and he’ll love working with this set of cute creatures very much.
Magnetic Worm Game
This educational game is a wonderful way for 3-year-old boys to learn coordination and motor skills by catching the worms that are hiding in the trunk of the tree. By using magnets on the end of a bird beak, they can find and retrieve different little worms that need to come out. Thoughtful gift ideas for 3-year-old boys like this teach while they charm the boys that play with them.
Electric Train Set
The classic excitement of receiving an electric train set for the holidays is still going strong, especially when you give the 3-year-old boy you know this high-powered locomotive train set. This realistically detailed train set has everything to make it a memorable experience: four different train cars that hook up, along with a complete circle of train track that will hold his very own choo choo.
This book is about a mythical creature that a little mouse creates to pass safely through the scary woods. The Gruffalo is intimidating from head to toe in classic storybook fashion, but it turns out to be nothing to fear. The book is about imagination, facing frightening things straight on, and getting creative with monsters in a lighthearted way.
Push N’ Pop Bulldozer
3-year-old boys will love the boisterous fun of shooting colorful balls out of this bulldozer during playtime. The machine works with a push and pop…they load the balls into the bulldozer and, once they push it around, the balls pop out at a high speed. They can get out a lot of energy safely with this classic way to have a good time.
Transform Building Toy
Once your favorite 3-year-old boy gets his hands on this transforming building toy, he won’t be able to stop taking it apart and building it up again. The toy begins as a robot and can slowly come apart to produce different machines, like a bulldozer and a cement truck. His imagination will soar and his hands will stay busy for a long time.
Preschool Activity Book
This book makes a wonderful learning tool that 3-year-old boys can utilize before or during preschool. The book is loaded with unique activities that will engage them and also teach about the alphabet, numbers, shapes, patterns, and more. They will learn about distinguishing between objects and what makes things what they are. The book has over 75 activities that will see him through his time at preschool while pleasing him as he learns.
Your 3-year-old boy will love this starter ukulele even before he understands exactly what kind of instrument it is. The ukulele has a toddler-friendly design and is easy to play, whether he is strumming to hear the notes or using the tutorial to go beyond the initial skills. A great way to instill musical skill in young boys, this ukulele is a unique way to get him started.
Superhero Capes Set
When every 3-year-old boy wants to be a superhero, he can do so with this cool superhero cape set. Toddler boys can also enjoy dressing up when the characters suit their needs like this set does. The five-piece set includes distinct superhero capes and matching slap bracelets so they can pick whichever hero fits the bill and change as often as they like.
Rainbow Puzzle Ball
The bright colors and puzzling challenges of this rainbow ball will help improve the focus and hand-eye coordination of 3-year-old boys, but is also a great way to prevent fidgeting. Focus is the key where they try to push the colored balls about in order to match them with the color around the holes. Whether they solve the puzzle or not, their focus will improve and they’ll be entertained time and again.
Bubble Leaf Blower
The traditional toddler bubble toy is reimagined here with a well-built bubble leaf blower for 3-year-old boys to play with. They can load up the leaf blower and get started on the yard while you work alongside them. The toy includes three bottles of bubbles to get them started. The bubbles will beguile them as they get used to doing gardening activities their own (more fun) way.
Bath Bombs Toy Set
The next time your favorite 3-year-old boy takes a bath, you can provide with this set of wonderfully-scented bath bombs that each hold a special surprise. The six bath bombs each have a different scent, such as “Siesta” or “Expression.” Once each bath bomb fizzes out, your toddler will be left with six different bath toys, including a penguin, frog, and rubber ducky. Bath time was never this fun.
Cargo Airplane Set
This super fun cargo airplane set takes different toys like cars, helicopters, and planes and allows 3-year-old boys to use them in conjunction with one giant cargo airplane that can hold them all and transport them wherever they want it to go. They can load and unload the plane to their heart’s content while having a great time with all kinds of vehicles.
Personalized Star Sign Wall Art
This beautiful piece of wall art is ideal for the bedroom of a 3-year-old stargazer. The high-quality print includes detailed depictions of the solar system as well as a personalized constellation of the toddler’s name and star sign. The customized feature will help make the impressive print a more personal part of his personal space that he will treasure for a long time.