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Best Gifts for 4 year olds

Updated on December 29, 2012

What to buy a Toddler?

Kids and grandchildren are tough to buy for during the holidays and for their birthdays; Here is a list of the best and most popular gifts for kids, ages 3 to 5 years old.

Don't waste your time at the big box toy store, or in shopping malls this year. Order online and relax!

Buying gifts for a 4 year old

It is not as easy as you may think.....

Young kids are imaginative and active, they like to "pretend play" or sometimes just burn some energy. The best gives are those that let them do just that... try a scooter, give them the fun tools to draw or paint, or stoke their creativity with a hands on kitchen or barn playset!

Great gift ideas for 4 year olds

Here is a hand picked list of toys your 4 year child, or grand child will love this year!

Kidkraft Deluxe Let's Cook Kitchen
Kidkraft Deluxe Let's Cook Kitchen

With the Deluxe Let's Cook Kitchen, kids can cook up a feast without getting a single dish dirty. This adorable kitchen is one gift all the young chefs in your life are sure to enjoy. It features bold primary colors. The refrigerator, freezer, oven and microwave open and close, and there are see-through doors on oven and microwave. The sink is removable for quick and easy cleaning. The knobs on both the sink and oven turn and click. There's convenient storage above and below the sink and the kitchen is large enough that multiple children can play at once. Made of wood. Sturdy construction. Measures 42"L x 15.87"W x 42"H.

 
Step2  Easel For Two with Bonus Magnetic Letters/Numbers
Step2 Easel For Two with Bonus Magnetic Letters/Numbers

This unique easel design doubles the fun! It features two hinged easels -- one with a chalkboard and one with a metal dry-erase board. Includes 77 foam magnetic letters, numbers and signs. There is a paper clip on each side for drawing and painting activities. Middle storage area holds art supplies for easy access from both sides. Deep trays and pencil ledges keep paint, brushes, markers, chalk and erasers (not included) within easy reach. Measures 42.5"L x 26.5"W x 22.75"H.

 
Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Barn With 7 Animal Play Figures
Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Barn With 7 Animal Play Figures

Get ready for fun down on the farm!

The top-quality Melissa and Doug Fold & Go Barn features sliding front doors, large stalls, stable doors, hayloft and a convenient carry handle for play time on the go. Seven detailed farm animals are also included for endless barnyard adventures. The quality wooden construction ensures years of imaginative play for your little one.

 
Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Tabletop Art Easel - Dry-Erase Board and Chalkboard
Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Tabletop Art Easel - Dry-Erase Board and Chalkboard

Your child is sure to go wild with the kids table-top easel from Melissa & Doug. The generously-sized chalkboard and magnetic dry-erase boards are perfect for projects large and small. This kids easel folds up easily for convenient storage, and features a colorful paint tray. This kids table-top easel includes chalk, four magnets, dry-erase pen and eraser. Let your child enjoy the art of painting, drawing the chalk board, writing the on the dry erase board, or placing their favorite magnets all over the board. BE SURE to purchase a roll of easel paper for your art projects. Put LG-1486 in the search bar for easy shopping.

 
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter
Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter

This red-hot scooter is the perfect first scooter for your child, and has all the great qualities that you've come to expect from Radio Flyer.

 

Ideas on how to keep all the critters entertained during the birthday party

Please, don't buy these gifts....

The 4 year olds parent will thank you if you skip these gifts

1. Sea Monkeys - worthless, kids quickly become bored with them.

2. Moon Sand or Play Doh - Creates a mess, everywhere!!!

3. Noisy, Beeping Toys AND big bulky stuff - Makes parents "crazier" when they hear the toys or the toy takes up half a room

4. 500+ Piece Puzzles - pieces get lost, or eaten

5. Weapons - really, do kids need to guns and swords?

Again, please don't buy weapons for that 4 year old.... - They will shoot their eye out, or someone elses......

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