50 of the Best Preschooler Christmas Gift Ideas from Trusted Moms

Finding the perfect gift for your preschooler can be stressful, but I’m here to make it easy with my preschooler gift guide–my favorite picks for this age group AND the best preschooler Christmas gifts from other trusted moms!

Yup, I polled all my mom friends and these are the toys their 3-4 year olds play with the most and that moms love for developing imagination, learning, and dexterity in early childhood.

Be sure to order early to beat the supply chain and shipping issues that are inevitable in 2021 this holiday season.

The TOP Preschool Christmas Gifts from Trusted Moms with pictures of kids at Christmas under Christmas trees

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Updated for Christmas 2021

50 of the Best Preschooler Gift Ideas from Trusted Moms

1. Play Kitchen

One of the BEST toys for a preschooler (boy or girl!) that will last and be used almost everyday is a play kitchen! I also love seeing them in our kids preschool and kindergarten classrooms! 

**UPDATE** Three years later our kids (we’ve added two boys since then!) still love and play with our KidKraft kitchen, that pots and pans set (none dented or broken so far) and the fruit and veggie sets! 


2. Dress-up and Imaginative Play

Children’s imaginations are exploding at this age so dress up and pretend presents are perfect!

  • This Medical Kit is perfect for encouraging your young prodigy.
  • This Clinic Toy Vet Set is another option from one of my favorite toy brands B. toys! (Also available at Target!)
  • Cinderella costume is adorable! Also love this Reya costume!
  • Superheroes capes and masks. We’ve had two for a couple years and for as cheap as they are they’ve held up well!

3. STEM Toys and Things to Build – 

  • Lego Duplos are a great classic toy that encourage fine motor skills and imaginative play! If I had to pick just ONE toy for my preschooler these would be it! **UPDATE three years later I’d still say the same thing and this is one activity my 1, 2.5, and 4.5 year old can play together!**
  • Classic Wooden Blocks
  • Lincoln logs
  • Magnetic Tiles 
  • Rainbow Pebbles — I saw these at a Botanical Garden play area years ago and snapped a picture of them because they enchanted my kids. They are so unique and include artistic, motor, and building skills. 

4. Baby Doll & Stroller

 Our little girl has a beautiful Bitty Baby and I don’t regret buying it, because I love American Girl and I trust their quality, my sisters Bitty Babies from the 90s are still in great shape!  

  • If you are looking for a less expensive option this Brianna doll is super-cute!
  • This Time-To-Eat Feeding Set is helpful for little mommy’s and daddy’s too!
  • All of our kids have are obsessed with this shopping cart too! It’s doubled as a walker for our youngest too! 

5. Tractors & Trucks –  

These are all great choices for the child infatuated with things that go and sturdy enough for growing kids hauling all sorts of rocks, dirt and cars. While these are top choices for little boys, my daughter also happily scoots them around the house with her brothers! 


6. Play Dough & Art Supplies

Play dough is one of my new favorite things because my daughter will play with them by herself for 30+ minutes. A genuine miracle.

7. Outdoor Play Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

I’d love to add a nice cedar swing and playset and some digging tools to our outdoor arsenal! Outdoor play (even in winter) is so important!

Preschool Gift Guide - text with picture of child blowing bubbles

7. Kid’s Tablet

We love our Amazon Fire Kids tablet!  It has a 2 year covers anything replacement guarantee <<so great for kids! There are lots of fun and educational games, plus watching favorite shows and one year’s access to FreeTime which has thousands of children’s books, games, videos and activities.

The Leap Pad Platinum is another well-reviewed tablet for kids if you don’t want to get a full kindle.  Educational screen time makes me feel better about screen time–hope I’m not the only one!

8. Book Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Children’s books are one of my favorite thing to gift and receive! Here are some of our family’s favorites for this age! 

9. Indoor and Board Game Christmas gifts

Some super simple games are great to start with your preschooler. Don’t expect perfect cooperation, but they are a great way to learn rule following, turn taking, patience, strategy, and cooperation! 

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! I’m already excited when I think about Christmas morning and the PURE JOY on my children’s faces! 

From building blocks to baby dolls, tablets to trucks I’m sure you will find the perfect gift idea for the preschooler in your life!

Be sure to order early to beat the supply chain and shipping issues that are inevitable this holiday season.

Gift ideas for preschoolers! with collage of children's toys: dump truck, kitchen dress up, baby doll


Preschool Gift Guide - Favorite toy Ideas from experienced moms!

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