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We’re continuing our 2023 Gift Guides with a list of the best gifts for preschoolers. Kids this age have a broad range of developmental abilities, but if you stick to certain categories like pretend play and outside play, you can usually find some great gifts for kids this age! Many of the items on this lift would also make a good “joint” present if you are buying for more than one grandkid, for example. I’ve got ideas for stuffed animals, games, pretend play, and some amazing outside toys that are some of the top items this year!

Southern Savers 2023 Gift Guides | Best Gifts for Preschoolers

Squishmallows 8” Plush Mystery Pack

Squishmallows are all the rage, and kids just seem to want to keep collecting them. This box has three different 8″ Squishmallows in each box!

Zingo Board Game

This game has been popular with all my kids. It’s a version of Bingo that is great for kids whether they can read or not, because it includes both words and pictures. Best of all, kids can play it themselves without adult help!

Melissa and Doug Get Well Doctor’s Play Kit

Playing doctor is a huge hit at this age, and kids enjoy using this to  play doctor with each other or with stuffed animals.

Bluey Ultimate Lights and Sounds Playhouse

Bluey is a big hit with this age group, and this playhouse comes with everything they need to act out their favorite episodes!

Play-Dog Kitchen Creations Noodle Maker Playset

Play-Doh is a fun sensory activity for preschoolers, and this playset lets them make their own “noodles.”

Bixe Aluminum Balance Bike

I love balance bikes for kids this age—even kids as young as 2 can figure out how to ride them, and it sets them up well to be on a traditional bike as they get older.

PicassoTiles 100 pc Building Set

These magnetic tiles are so great for little hands because they help make up for the fine motor skills kids this age are still developing.

Learning Resources Pretend Play Cash Register

Pretend play is such a great activity for this age, and this one comes with play money so they can use it for all sorts of imaginary games.

Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House Cleaning Set

I love this set because the items in it actually work! Whether you have your kids helping you sweep the floor or not, this is fun for pretend play.

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Stunt Tire Playset

Any kid who loves trucks is going to love this little monster truck track set.

eKids Cocomelon Toy Singalong Boombox

Cocomelon fans will enjoy singing along with this personal boombox!

Amazon Basics Pretend Play Purse

Little girls will love this purse and all the fun accessories that come with it!

The Big Dig Sandbox Digger

I’m a big fan of outside toys that do things, so if you have a big sandbox or even a big pile of dirt in your yard, this would be a great investment!

National Geographic Play Sand

Sensory play is fun and educational at this age, and this set comes with tons of play sand. I love this sand because it sticks to itself and as long as they are playing with it in a container with some sides on it, it doesn’t get all over the place.

Dynamo Wooden Domino Set

This is a great introduction to dominos and all the fun cause and effect situations you can create.

Melissa & Doug Ice Cream Play Set

Melissa & Doug have some of the best pretend play items on the market, and this ice cream set looks absolutely fantastic.

Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower

This is a pricier option, but this would be great to gift to a group of kids or your

Melissa & Doug Tabletop Town Playset

This is a great toy to keep in the car for when you’re on the go and kids need something portable and compact to play with.

Skillmatics Search and Find Game

Made for kids ages 3-6, this is a game for kids who can’t read yet and is fun for the whole family to play with them.

Educational Insights Kid Microscope

Encourage exploration and scientific journeys with this high quality microscope made for kids!

Find the perfect gift for the little kid in your life with this list of some of the best gifts for preschoolers, from pretend play to outside toys and more!