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Gift Guide for 4 Year Olds: The 10 Best Gifts to Give

By Erica Lim on May, 8 2020

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Experts have cited that age 4 marks the beginning of an exponential growth period in child development. Use our gift guide to find the best gift for a four year old and to ensure that your gift provides this little one with the best items that are fun, safe, and also promote healthy habits and development. All selections are curated by our team of experts who have conducted extensive research to find the best gifts that can be purchased at every price point, making for happy kids and happy parents. 


Age Numbers-1

Hot Wheels Garage


This wheels garage Inspires hours of imaginative play with the biggest Hot Wheels play set. The size is 3+ feet tall with parking (easy storage) for 140+ cars! Kids can unlock storytelling with a continuous motorized elevator that transports up to 23 cars at a time. Kids can drive problem-solving skills to avoid the gorilla that tries to swipe cars out of the elevator and the pterodactyl.


Age Numbers2

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk 


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This 31-piece kit includes all the costume items for the child to be four different princesses - including Cinderella, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. This makes a great gift, and is perfect for play-dates too. These items can even be used for Halloween, making it the idyllic set for every little princess to have in her play set.


Age Numbers3

Learning Resources Puzzle Globe

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This 3-D geography puzzle globe is the perfect gift to jumpstart a child’s understanding of geography and the world. This challenging and engaging puzzle supports memory building through repetition. After a few attempts the  child will be able to locate each ocean, continent, famous landmarks, and more.


Age Numbers4

BlissLights Sky Lite


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This projector lamp instantly lights up any room with beautiful drifting stars and clouds. For a little one who likes space and astronauts, or if they are having nightmares at night - this could be the perfect gift, This high-quality laser creates the most realistic sky in a variety of colors and styles. It can be used as a nightlight or just for fun, and think of the impact your gift will have when the child will use it every night. Any child will love the beautiful stars, making it the perfect gift for boys and girls alike. 


Age Numbers5

18 Piece Kids Play Tent

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This 18-piece kit has everything a child needs to set up camp. Whether the little one wants to set it up indoors or out, this adorable set of essentials are fun and educational too. The collapsible pop-up play tent is very easy to put together and can double as a play space or reading nook. The oil lamp lights up with batteries, the lantern and gas stove glow red flames, and the emergency survival whistle also functions as a flashlight, compass, and thermometer. This kit is perfect for themed and pretend play which is one of the most important skills to develop at this age.  


Age Numbers6

Baby Alive Mermaid Doll 


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This doll transforms into a mermaid with just a swish of her skirt and has over 1,500 five star reviews. She can be played with in and out of the water, making it extremely versatile and perfect for bath time or pool parties. She’s very life-like, even drinking water from her sippy cup and wetting her diaper. Any child will love taking care of a real life mermaid doll. 


Age Numbers7

Lego Brick Box


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This medium-sized building kit by LEGO is a staple for every toy collection. Kids can spend hours and hours reconfiguring the different pieces to engage in imaginative play. This set includes 484 pieces of different characters, colorful building blocks, cars, trains, and animals. Children can develop their imagination to build and bring these toys to life, fostering creativity and ideas.


Age Numbers8Puppet Theater

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This Melissa & Doug Puppet theater is perfect for the creative, imaginative, and theatrical child and family. It’s a sturdy and durable wooden theater, ensuring that the child and his or her family can enjoy theatrical performances for many years to come. Toys like this can be played as a family, in a playdate or the child by himself or herself, and they motivate children to get creative and develop storylines that increase imagination. 


Age Numbers9

Marble Super Set


This marble run is perfect for little engineers and kids who love to see what happens when you throw something (which is the kids in the world). The set includes 150 building pieces. Each piece has no fixed shape, so kids can create lanes in any way they choose. This toy develops creativity and critical thinking, which are crucial in future STEM skills. Each piece is made safely with non-hazardous materials, so children can play with it with parents’ peace of mind. 


Age Numbers 10

My First Microscope 


This is a perfect microscope for kids! Preschoolers can see a magnified hidden world with ease, thanks to 2 extra-large eye-pieces and a chunky, kid-sized focusing knob. This first Microscope for kids can be a great introductory science toy and makes a great gift for boys and girls 3+.


We hope you enjoyed this list and consider some of these incredible items to give your four year old. If you choose to purchase any of these items, please share photos with our Partify community on Facebook. 

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