35+ Best 4-Year-Old Gift Ideas: Girl, Boy, and Gender Neutral Gift Guide
I’m super excited to share with you the best gift ideas for the 4-year-old in your life. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, Christmas, or just because, here is my gift guide to get you started!
Every age and stage of childhood is fun for different reasons and every parent has their favorite ages!
I LOVE the age of three and four! It’s a fun age of childhood in general, but also super fun to buy for at the holidays.
When kids first turn three they are finally able to play with “big kid toys” that have potential choking hazards for younger kids and by the age of four they are truly enjoying those items and have developed their favorites.
It’s an age where they have developed further in their gross motor, fine motor, and other developmental milestones and skills.
It’s also an age where favorite characters develop. As you can tell from my gift guides my family is big on Disney so most of the themed items are Disney or Pixar in some way.
I know many kids at this age love Paw Patrol and Superheroes and Thomas – just know your kid and what they’d like best!
I like to build on toys with my kids as they get older and add onto collections and purchase things that are compatible with toys they already own. So with that said, let’s dive in to the best 4-year-old gift ideas!
4-Year-Old Gift Ideas - The Best Toys for 4 Year Old
This is a gift guide for both four year old girls and four year old boys.
I have four children but currently have three kids who are older than age four.
I have spent time going through all my old blog posts for each age and seeing what toys they received as gifts, which they loved best, and which have been continually enjoyed as they've gotten older (and passed down to siblings!).
Gift Ideas for Four Year Old Girl or Boy
Having so many kids though I truly do try to find gender neutral items whenever I can and I especially love toys and games that encourage my kids to play together.
That sibling bond is so important and I really find at around age 4 they are able to play solo with siblings, work out any issues they arise on their own, and know playing etiquette like taking turns etc!
While all toys can be enjoyed by both girls and boys, I like to split the list up into categories too based on what my own children enjoyed most.
Family game time is one of our favs and this game is SO adorable and perfect for the preschooler age where they can't read yet but still want to participate in games and master those color skills while using fine motor skills too!
Speaking of toy cars...if you're looking for a stocking stuffer or quick gift for a birthday party for a four year old boy...a pack of hot wheels cars is ALWAYS a WINNER!
A boy can never have too many toy cars and they are great to stick in a quiet bag for church or take when running errands too! They make all kinds of varieties of the cars but I couldn't resist this adorable Toy Story one!
These technically say for ages 5 and up but my youngest daughter was four when she started to collect them.
Both of my girls have the regular Hatchimals and don't enjoy them NEARLY as much as they enjoy these little ones in the smaller sets. They are OBSESSED with these and I literally buy them a new set every holiday!
I skipped buying them on one holiday and my youngest cried because "all she wanted was Hatchimals" According to my girls you can never have too many!
It's also great that the case it comes with can be used to store the little ones once they hatch!
Be warned that the eggshell pieces can get everywhere as they hatch so stick to the kitchen!
Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.
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