Our three daughters are currently ages 6, 4, and 1. We love to use the holidays to focus on giving them items in the categories of “something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.” Here’s our holiday gift guide for kids 3-5 years old, with ideas in each category inspired by our 4-year-old.

gift guide for kids 3-5

Something You Want

Dot Markers with Shimmer – These dot markers are perfect for art activities because kids can paint without worrying about spills or messes. They also dry quickly and come in lots of fun colors.

Castle puzzle and World puzzle – We love it when toys have a multipurpose design. These puzzles are fun to put together, but then they have play potential far beyond their interlocking pieces. The castle can be designed in lots of different ways, and the characters can fit into different places, making it an engaging imaginative play activity for various scenes and stories. The world puzzle has a search-and-find feature that is a fun visual challenge and even a potential geography lesson, after the puzzle is complete.

Magic Playbook – This monthly activity subscription includes a seasonal collection play experiences. It is focused on themed printables, seasonal activities, crafts, and sensory ideas. The activities are geared towards kids ages 3-6, and they also offer themed play posters which are fun to decorate and set the background for imaginative play.

Something You Need

ThinkFun: My First Math Dice – We include educational games in the “need” category, because they teach important skills. The dice and counters in this set can be used to play games like Number Match, More Than/Less Than, or Add ‘em Up. This is the perfect way to practice new math skills, while having fun!

Tubby Todd gift set – The holidays are the perfect time to stock up on items that the girls use all of the time, but make them a little more fun or special. This gift set includes Fresh Berry Grapefruit Hair/Body Wash, Pumpkin Warm Vanilla Bubble Bath, and Sweet Sage Citrus Everyday Lotion. They’re daily essentials, but feel like a special treat!

GIGIL STEM Kits – This monthly subscription kit is full of STEM activities. Each month has a new theme, and the kit includes all the materials needed for 5 engaging and hands-on activities. Our girls love the experiments! Use code TIDYDAD for 10% off your first purchase.

Something to Wear

Primary cozy leggings – Our daughters love to wear tees and dresses with leggings, and we’ve been eyeing these “cozy leggings” for winter. They are a bit thicker than regular leggings, and come in lots of fun colors. Use code TIDYDAD20 for 20% off your 1st order + free shipping.

Kyte Baby pajama set and Kyte Baby tiered dress – These pajama sets are made out the softest bamboo fabric that is super stretchy and comfortable for sleeping. The dress is made of a silky tiered material that is perfect for spinning and twirling! Our daughters love these clothes for day and night!

Stride Rite sneakers – Our girls love the mix of pink, purple, and teal in these colorful light-up shoes! They have a bright lightning bolt on the side, and are perfect for running, walking, or climbing at the playground.

Something to Read

What Should Darla Do? Featuring the Power to Choose – This book is a favorite in our home! It features a young girl who is moving through her day, and choosing how to respond to various scenarios. The story follows a different path, depending on what choices she makes. It is interactive, and fun to read again and again, because the story can unfold in 8 different ways!

Yoto Player  – Our girls all love listening to audio books and music on their Yoto Player, and we love that the device has no cameras, microphones, or ads. We love to use holidays to add audio cards to their collection, and this year our middle daughter is getting The Narwhal and the Jelly Collection.

Where’s Waldo? Santa Spotlight Search – Our daughters love search-and-find books! This one is part of the Where’s Waldo series, with a Christmas theme. The pages are set over a dark background, and the book comes with a cool wand to help kids spotlight the hidden images in the dark!

I hope this roundup inspires some fun ideas for you in categories of “something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.”

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My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700-square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


November 19, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 3-5 Years Old

Our three daughters are currently ages 6, 4, and 1. We love to use the holidays to focus on giving them items in the categories of “something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.” Here’s our holiday gift guide for kids 3-5 years old, with ideas in each category inspired by our 4-year-old.

gift guide for kids 3-5

Something You Want

Dot Markers with Shimmer – These dot markers are perfect for art activities because kids can paint without worrying about spills or messes. They also dry quickly and come in lots of fun colors.

Castle puzzle and World puzzle – We love it when toys have a multipurpose design. These puzzles are fun to put together, but then they have play potential far beyond their interlocking pieces. The castle can be designed in lots of different ways, and the characters can fit into different places, making it an engaging imaginative play activity for various scenes and stories. The world puzzle has a search-and-find feature that is a fun visual challenge and even a potential geography lesson, after the puzzle is complete.

Magic Playbook – This monthly activity subscription includes a seasonal collection play experiences. It is focused on themed printables, seasonal activities, crafts, and sensory ideas. The activities are geared towards kids ages 3-6, and they also offer themed play posters which are fun to decorate and set the background for imaginative play.

Something You Need

ThinkFun: My First Math Dice – We include educational games in the “need” category, because they teach important skills. The dice and counters in this set can be used to play games like Number Match, More Than/Less Than, or Add ‘em Up. This is the perfect way to practice new math skills, while having fun!

Tubby Todd gift set – The holidays are the perfect time to stock up on items that the girls use all of the time, but make them a little more fun or special. This gift set includes Fresh Berry Grapefruit Hair/Body Wash, Pumpkin Warm Vanilla Bubble Bath, and Sweet Sage Citrus Everyday Lotion. They’re daily essentials, but feel like a special treat!

GIGIL STEM Kits – This monthly subscription kit is full of STEM activities. Each month has a new theme, and the kit includes all the materials needed for 5 engaging and hands-on activities. Our girls love the experiments! Use code TIDYDAD for 10% off your first purchase.

Something to Wear

Primary cozy leggings – Our daughters love to wear tees and dresses with leggings, and we’ve been eyeing these “cozy leggings” for winter. They are a bit thicker than regular leggings, and come in lots of fun colors. Use code TIDYDAD20 for 20% off your 1st order + free shipping.

Kyte Baby pajama set and Kyte Baby tiered dress – These pajama sets are made out the softest bamboo fabric that is super stretchy and comfortable for sleeping. The dress is made of a silky tiered material that is perfect for spinning and twirling! Our daughters love these clothes for day and night!

Stride Rite sneakers – Our girls love the mix of pink, purple, and teal in these colorful light-up shoes! They have a bright lightning bolt on the side, and are perfect for running, walking, or climbing at the playground.

Something to Read

What Should Darla Do? Featuring the Power to Choose – This book is a favorite in our home! It features a young girl who is moving through her day, and choosing how to respond to various scenarios. The story follows a different path, depending on what choices she makes. It is interactive, and fun to read again and again, because the story can unfold in 8 different ways!

Yoto Player  – Our girls all love listening to audio books and music on their Yoto Player, and we love that the device has no cameras, microphones, or ads. We love to use holidays to add audio cards to their collection, and this year our middle daughter is getting The Narwhal and the Jelly Collection.

Where’s Waldo? Santa Spotlight Search – Our daughters love search-and-find books! This one is part of the Where’s Waldo series, with a Christmas theme. The pages are set over a dark background, and the book comes with a cool wand to help kids spotlight the hidden images in the dark!

I hope this roundup inspires some fun ideas for you in categories of “something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.”

Thanks for pinning! Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 3-5 Years Old

gift guide for kids 3-5

____________________________________________________________________________

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog!

You may also like:

November 19, 2021

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 3-5 Years Old

About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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