Raise you hand if you’ve been to a birthday party every weekend for the last month!
I swear, I think there are more babies born in the spring than any other time. There have been 7 babies born in the last 2 weeks just among my Facebook friends! It’s nuts!
While these birthday parties are lots-o-fun, the gifts can add up. Shnook’s preschool class has 25 kids, and every kid is invited to every party. That’s a lot of presents. So while you’re traipsing around from party to party, you might be at a loss for 3 year-old gift ideas that won’t break the bank.
Once a kid turns 3, the world of toys opens up. There are many more cool toys that are labeled “3+” because there are fewer concerns about choking hazards. Of course, if you know a kid still puts stuff in his/her mouth, I’d be mindful of that when buying a gift.
Regardless, here are 10 fun and interesting presents for under $15…
Animal Bingo 1 of 10We own this version of Bingo. I love the retro colors and drawings. It was my son's favorite game for several months.
Buy on Amazon
Animal Stamp Set 2 of 10A really cute set of wooden stamps for the budding printmaker in your family.
Buy on Melissa and Doug site
Binoculars 3 of 10Yes, you can get binoculars for your toddler for less than $15!
Bird watching this summer??
Giant Fire Truck Puzzle 4 of 10Puzzles are my go-to gift. They make puzzles in every shape and size with every kid's interest from butterflies to dump trucks.
Buy it on Amazon
Glitter Rainbow Wings 5 of 10How to instantly perk up a 3 year-old? Give her (or him) wings!
Buy on ebeanstalk.
Soft Beagle 6 of 10We own this little guy. I originally bought it for Fuzz, but he wasn't interested. However, 3-year-old Shnook adopted him. He named him Bumbush Marbles.
Buy at Ikea
A Classic Book 7 of 10You can't go wrong by buying a 3-year-old a book.
Buy it on Amazon.
Grow-A-Head Bugs 8 of 10Here's a fun green project that 3 year-olds can enjoy. Watch the bugs grow real green plant hair!
From Fat Brain Toys
Pink Dress 9 of 10Old Navy has adorable spring dresses for $15 and under!
Buy it here
Piggy Bank 10 of 10Get your 3 year-old started saving money. Here's a bank for a soccer-loving kid. They also make them as a baseball and a football.