One of my favorite ages is 3 year olds. They are becoming more independent and aware of what they want and don’t want. When birthdays and Christmas roll around I find myself searching for the perfect gift. This list contains the BEST Toys for 3 Year Old Boys. These gifts range from educational to just all around fun for boys.
These gifts are tried and true toy ideas from one mom to another. You will find everything from inexpensive to a little more expensive to fit every any budget. Some of these gifts are great ideas for Grandpa, Grandmas, Aunts and Uncles looking to find that perfect toy and willing to spend a little more money on it.
The BEST Toys for 3 Year Old Boys
Pretend Play Toy Ideas
One of my little guys favorite thing to do is dress up like his favorite super hero. We received the masks and capes for a gift and he has loved them ever since. I really love the creative outlet that costumes brings out in kids when they are playing.
- Kids Toy Workbench
- Cyiecw Piano Music Mat
- Toy Doctor Kit
- Rocket Ship Play Tent
- Construction Worker Costume Role Play Set
- Super Hero Masks and Capes
- Adventure Kit Outdoor Explorer Kit
Car & Truck Ideas
Boys seem to want anything and everything that has wheels and moves. At such a young age they seem to be so fascinated with cars, trucks and airplanes. My little guys has a fascination with airplanes because daddy is a pilot.
One of his favorite toys in this list is his wooden train set. He play with his set for hours and hours.
- Think Gizmos Take Apart Toy Racing Car
- Play22 Toy Truck Transport Car Carrier
- Liberty Imports Cartoon R/C Race Car
- Wooden Train Set
- WisToyz Take Apart Toys Toddler Toys, Assembly Toy Bulldozer with Construction Set
- Pull Back Dinosaur Cars
- Hot Wheels
Fun Educational/Electronic Toys
I love to find toys for my kids that are educational and keep their attention. Kids can play with toys and not even realize all the learning they are getting from playing with them.
I know electronics can be expensive but we use my sons iPad as a learning source for school. They are so many great apps you can download to aid with reading and memorization skills.
- Electronic Pet Dog Interactive Puppy
- Marvel Super Heros- Me Reader Electronic Reader
- Wooden Animal Puzzles
- Wondertoys Wooden Shape Sorting Clock
- Ipad Mini
- Kids Headphones
- Drill & Play Creative Educational Toy
Building Set Ideas
Building sets and especially LEGO’s is one of my kids favorite toys to receive. LEGO’s are expensive but worth the money because they grow with your kids.
Another favorite building set of my kids is the Magnetic Tiles. My kids and their friends use these tiles to build with all the time. It is worth the money because it will last you for years and years.
- Original 101Piece Educational Construction Engineering Building Blocks Set
- LEGO DUPLO Big Construction Site
- Magnetic Blocks
- Lincoln Logs
- LEGO DUPLO Town Truck & Tracked Excavator
- LEGO Duplo Super Heros
- LEGO DUPLO Jurassic World T-Rex Tower
Fun Animal Toys
Another toy my son likes to play with is dinosaurs. He is fascinated by them and loves to learn about them and go to museums and look at fossils.
I also love these sets of animals toys because they can grow with your kids and they will use them every time they play. My kids like to use their animals to create worlds for each of them.
- Lydaz Race Track Dinosaur World
- Sea Creatures
- Wild Jungle Animals
- Plastic Dinosaur Figures
- WolVol Perfect Dinosaur Storage Carrier
- Kidtastic Set of Take Apart Toys, Cat & Dog Models
- Dino Egg Dig Kit
Best Outdoor Toys
Keeping little boys inside is super hard, so I love finding great outdoor toys for boys. One of my little guys favorite toys is his T-ball set. This age kids are trying to mimic everything they see their older siblings and friends do.
I also love water toys for them to play with. We live where most of the time it is super hot, so anything to cool them off is a win.
- Little Tykes T-Ball Set
- Tonka Classic Steep Mighty Dump Truck
- iPlay, iLearn Golf Toys Set
- Hilariously Interactive Toy Soccer Ball
- Balance Bike
- Toddler Scooter
- Ride on Toy
I hope this gives you some great ideas and inspiration for toy buying for the wonderful 3 year old boy in your life!
If you need additional gift ideas, you can check out The Ultimate Gift List for 3 Year Old Boys.