What to buy a 3 year old 


Looking for a gift or toys for a 3 yr old and not sure what they would be into? 

So many of the toys are for 3+ yrs, but which ones will they actually like to play with? 

It can be hard to buy the right toy for certain ages, but it's ok, we are here to help!

Let us help you choose a fabulous gift that they will love! 


Touch memory game

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A great game of memory and sensory fun.  Choose a wooden shape outline and then pop your hand inside the cotton bag to identify the matching piece by touch.

You can choose from several game variations and they all foster a sense of touch. Try to find similar pairs, for instance with vehicles you would need to find a car and a train or with animals find a fish and a duck.

Or perhaps you could play with a friend - choose 8 outlines each and by taking it in turns, the first to get all of their pieces correct, wins!

Magnetic Tow Truck Puzzle Game


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Just like a fishing game but with smashed cars not fish! A game that has some elements of learning, with the cars each having race numbers, and also great for fine motor skills.   

Use the magnetic truck to 'tow' the ten numbered cars from the game board. Enjoy challenging fun returning the cars to their correct spots.  A creative way to encourage hand-eye and fine motor development as well as a fun way to start learning numbers and counting.

Sort and Count cars

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This stacker is not just a case of stack and unstack the blocks. 
You can - string the pieces onto a 'needle and thread'
You can - line the pieces in number order. 
You can - drive the cars around. 
You can - stack and unstack.

A number of different activities which will help develop your child's mental skills. The toy features lacing, sorting and counting functions.

View our range of stacking toys here.

WAYTOPLAY - 24 Piece Highway

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Way to Play are fabulous, fun,  flexible rubber roads.  

They are wide and will go over any surface.  Tiles, wooden floors, carpet, out in the dirt or at the beach.

Waytoplay, the flexible toy road made up of easy to connect course parts just like a train track, with straight parts, corners, cross overs, you make your roads the way you want them. 

Original Lock Activity Box

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Fantastic wooden activity box covered with locks and latches. Fine motor skills working hard with little fingers working out how to use each of the locks.

It's a fun toy which teaches children how to open up different compartments with various locks and catches. Perfect for developing fine motor skills and dexterity.


Didn't quite find what you're looking for....or maybe you're looking for a little bit more? 

 Check out all the gifts for  3 YEAR OLDS  here.  

what to buy a three year old boy | Lucas loves cars







Or head to the 4 yr old gift guide.  

four year old gift guide | Lucas loves cars



Thanks for playing with us. 

- Helle.

 Helle is the owner and head toy lover at Lucas loves cars.  She has been playing with toys for over 5 years, and still hasn't got it quite right, so will continue to play for a while yet.