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Monday, June 14, 2021

List: Ten gift ideas under $40 for three year old boys that are fun and super cool.

 As if it wasn't enough for my little princess to turn 8 this year, my son is creeping age 3.  Why can't their baby years last just a little bit longer?!  To be exact, in a week and a half, it will be my son's third birthday.  To distract my brain from the sadness, I've been searching the internet looking for the perfect birthday present for my baby boy.


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With a budget of $40, I was able to brainstorm ten different gift ideas that are perfect for little boys turning 3.  Like always, I have to share my finds!  Without further delay, here's my list of ten gift ideas with the last one being what we actually got our baby boy.

what to buy a three old boy toddler


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Ten gift ideas <$40 for 3 year old boys.


This super cute inflatable pool is shallow, dinosaur themed, and has a sprinkler that will splash right onto your three year old's head.  As a bonus, you're preparing them not to fear a shower!  This gift idea will guarantee hours of Summer fun, especially on those extra hot days.
Can be found here.

These reptile toys are meant to mimic the reptiles they're representing.  For example, this raptor will move a lot faster than the T-Rex and with very different movements than the lizard.  My son has several of these from the collection and is his most played with toys.  It's the perfect gift for a 3 year old boy and is way under budget.
Can be found here.

If your son is anything like mine, anything Toy Story is quite a big deal!  This Woody doll is a lot of fun for the kiddies, but the coolest part is the interactive feature.  When turned on, Woody will interact with other interactive Toy Story action figures.
Can be found here.

Remember Magna Doodles?  Yes, I'm old.  This is just like that except MUCH cooler!  This toy teaches the kids how to write letters and numbers.  It also teaches the kiddies how to draw basic things with step by step instructions that are easy to follow.  My toddler son spends a lot of time with this toy and I'm not complaining!
Can be found here.

Ever since my daughter was born, I immediately became a big fan of Melissa & Doug.  Their toys encourage imagination and education while staying surprisingly traditional.  In other words, they're toys are fun without the distracting "extra" bells and whistles.  This floor puzzle is no different.  Strengthen the child's fine motor skills and problem solving skills while familiarizing them with numbers, counting, and animals with this fun gift idea!
Can be found here.

This "big boy book" is perfect for a three year old!  It's filled with super cool pictures, fun facts, and tons of knowledge.  If you're looking for a cool gift idea that makes learning fun, this is it!  I mean, I'm 32 and I even enjoy flipping through these pages..
Can be found here.

If your soon to be 3 year old boy is anything like mine, they're all about Cocomelon!  First off, I'm so sorry that they are.  This Cocomelon keyboard will let those JJ fans reenact their favorite Cocomelon tunes while playing along on the keys.
Can be found here.

For some reason, kids love to play pretend kitchen games.  This set by Melissa & Doug helps fuel that imaginary play time with this 43 piece set.  It comes with everything you can think of to open your own fake food truck or host your own fake taco Tuesday.  It's the perfect gift idea to fuel the imagination of a 3 year old.
Can be found here.

Most 3 year old boys love Mickey and building things!  This LEGO train set is the perfect gift idea within our budget.  This gift is also festive with a cupcake, lit candle, balloons, and gift LEGOs!
Can be found here.

My baby boy always gets a little jelly when he sees his big sissy play on her Razor scooter.  This scooter by Radio Flyer is the perfect first scooter for a toddler.  It adjusts and grows with them.  It's plastic and lightweight making it easy to move and steer.  I just know that he will LOVE this gift!  Now let's just see if he can keep up with Mushy..
Can be found here.

Which gift do you love for a 3 year old?

9 comments :

  1. I want Mickey and Minnie's train too! That being said I don't think you should waste more than 5 buck on kids so small, a banana is a present to them, if you give them too much we will just get more millenials! I love those videos at Facebook where they give their kid a banana packed in a box with a bow and he jumps with joy as if he got something massive. I'd love a kid like that.

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    1. I saw a cute video like that except they gave a little girl a paperclip. The little girl was so excited!

      Our gift is typically the party, but since we got Luciana a gift this year, I felt like we had to get one for him too. We got the scooter which he'll appreciate b/c he gets so sad when big sissy rides around on hers and he has nothing to ride on. The Mickey train is adorable, but then I imagined myself stepping on a dropped LEGO. You have never experienced pain until you've stepped on a LEGO... lol

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    2. I actually remember myself being excited as a kid for having a few paperclips LOL I was raised in poverty so I did not get much or anything, but kids really do get happy with just a pack of colour pencils or a notebook to scrible in, and they will not appreciate big and massive gifts in a real way. They will not understand the value of things. And plus if you give them a basket full of presents now what will you give them when they are like 15? An elephant? LOL They do not understand big things and are happy with small if raised correctly.

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    3. He's very happy with small. You give him a small piece of chocolate and you'd think he was given the world. A notebook would also make him happy. The paperclip on the other hand would be a no. He would probably try to eat it b/c eating is his favorite thing to do.

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  2. My grandson will be 4 at the end of August and he has the VTech center thing. It’s a great toy! One of the best gifts I’ve given him is a game called Acorn Soup. He loves it and it’s not annoying for adults to play! Lol, always a plus! We got him a bubble mower for his 3rd birthday and it was a hit.

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    1. Ohhh, I have to look up the Acorn Soup game! He doesn't really play games yet but maybe that will entice him. My daughter used to enjoy the kid's version of Apples to Apples and the cupcake game around 3 years old. My son is the complete opposite of her though.

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  3. This will be very helpful for me. I have 4 birthdays coming up for boys in my family/friend circle all under the age of 5. I am so out of touch with what kids are into these days. I know I'm probably getting my nephew that Mickey Birthday Train since he loves Mickey and Legos!

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    1. My son loves LEGOS. I used to also, until I had a boy and learned they throw them everywhere! Stepping on them is THE WORST, especially when they're hidden in a shaggy carpet. lol

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    2. It was a terrible day when they made those Lego Girls. My daughter had to have all of the princess sets, and yes, girls throw them everywhere too. OUCH!

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