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Looking for a unique gift for the special preschooler in your life? Here's the bad news: The best toys for four-year-olds aren't one-size-fits all. The good news is that if you have an inkling of what they're into — crafting and art, building stuff, playing pretend — the perfect gift is but one click away.
Four-year-olds are past all the simple shape-sorting toys of toddlerhood but they're not quite ready for complex stuff like slime-building kits. They crave toys that will test their problem-solving skills, give them a sense of comfort, or allow they to create something new. Companies like Fisher-Price, Melissa & Doug, and Crayola reign supreme when it comes to this age range. From plastic drills to art easels to sets of glitter pens, they know what kids like. Also in right now? Throwback toys like Lite Brite, Lincoln Logs, and beginners board games like Chutes and Ladders.
Whether you're looking for a birthday gift, a Christmas present, or just something that says "I love you," we have indoor and outdoor toys for four-year-olds at every price point. Don't be that person that gives a kid a pair of shoes — unless, of course, they're really cool shoes — when there are so many great toys, games, and stuffed animals in the world. And the best news of all? These are all available on Amazon, meaning they can probably ship overnight. (Looking at you, procrastinators.)
After over a decade as a digital editor, Maggie Panos is navigating freelance writing and full-time parenting. She covered entertainment for POPSUGAR from New York and San Francisco before setting down roots in tree-covered Portland and focusing on local journalism. A self-proclaimed "okay baker", Maggie is interested in all things lifestyle — especially if those things involve Bravolebrities.
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