Finding the perfect gift for a 4 year old can be tricky! And as a mom, I want to make sure the gifts I give to my kids are both something they'll enjoy, but also limited on screen time.
We've tried a lot of toys in our house and in this post, I'll share with you what's been a hit with my 4 year old daughter! These gifts are perfect for birthdays, holidays and just because.
Table of Contents
- What Makes a Good Gift?
- Top Types of Gifts
- Popular Shows and Characters
- Top Gifts Under $25
- Kinetic Sand Folding Sand Box
- LEGO Friends Horse Training and Trailer
- Gabby’s Dollhouse Meow-Mazing Board Game
- Bluey Garbage Truck - 2.5" Bluey and Bin Man Playset
- Digital Watch
- Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Peculiar Pets Playset
- Top Gifts Under $50
- Top Gifts Under $100
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Beauty Salon Play Set With Vanity and Accessories (18 pcs)
- Mag-Genius Building Blocks
- Gabby's Dollhouse, Purrfect Dollhouse with 15 Pieces
- Disney Princess Secret Styles Royal Ball Collection
- Top Gifts for Under $200
- Schwinn Kids Bike
- The Nugget Couch
- Jooki Music Player
- Final Thoughts
What Makes a Good Gift?
A good gift in my opinion is one that can keep a 4 year old entertained for a while. I'm not looking for something that will only occupy them for 5 minutes and then they're done, or a one time use toy.
I want a gift that will last, whether it's because it's played with often or it's one of those "special" toys that comes out on rainy days.
Additionally, I try to stay away from screen time gifts. This is a personal preference, but I find that my daughter gets too wrapped up in television and tablet time as it is.
And if a gift is mostly about watching something or playing a game on a phone or tablet, we try to steer clear.
Top Types of Gifts
Here are the top types of gifts that are really great for 4 year old girls
Art and Craft Kits
LEGO building sets
Dolls & Doll Houses
Kitchen & Play Food
Toy Cars & Trucks
Popular Shows and Characters
While I don't like to give gifts that require screen time, I do like to give gifts with popular characters. I've found my daughter loves to play with toys from her favorite shows and reenact the scenes! Some popular TV shows and characters with 4 year olds are:
Gabby's Dollhouse (Netflix)
Paw Patrol (Paramount+)
Spidey and Friends (Disney+)
Doc McStuffins (Disney+)
Beat Bugs (Netflix)
Puppy Dog Pals (Disney+)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse/Funhouse (Disney+)
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Top Gifts Under $25
Here are the top gifts for 4 year old girls for under $25
Top Gifts Under $50
Here are the top gifts for under $50
Top Gifts Under $100
Here are the top gifts for under $100
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Top Gifts for Under $200
Here are the top gifts for under $200
Picking out the perfect gift for a 4 year old girl can be tough, but I hope this guide has given you some good ideas! If you're still stuck, try thinking about her favorite TV show or character and go from there. And always remember, it's the thought that counts!