Want, Need, Wear, Read For a 3-Year-Old Girl

Want, Need, Wear, Read for a 3-Year-Old Girl

I really liked doing the “Want, Need, Wear, Read,” approach to Christmas gifts last year, so we’re kinda doing it again this year. Christmas is always hard since other family members always give gifts, of course, but I figure if we can minimize the excessive gifts even a little bit, it’s beneficial.

Anyway, these are the essentials that we came up with for our almost-three-year-old daughter. And can I just say that I’m happy she still doesn’t get the present portion of Christmas yet? We asked her what she wanted from Santa and she said, “yellow.” Then, when I pressed further, she said she wanted a “big ball.” If only it will always be there easy.

Want, Need, Wear, Read for a 3-Year-Old Girl: 

I haven’t talked about our trip to Disney World yet (several posts are coming after the holidays), but here’s a spoiler alert: we met A LOT of princesses. We actually skipped all the rides and just made it a point to meet all of the royals instead. Julia was in heaven. This Disney Princess Royal Doll Collection will be SO much fun for her to play with. And thanks to a friend, my mom actually got this at a ridiculously low price at Target through a a series of multiple discounts. Hooray for cheap!

Side note: Does anyone else want to be best friends with Rapunzel?

Want, NEED, Wear, Read

Julia could use a new set of toddler bedding. I love that toddler beds use crib sheets (because we have plenty of those), but the actual flat sheets are hard to come by. She’d flip for either this Paw Patrol or this Lady Bug bedding.

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This girl already has so many clothes. If I had to pick something for her to wear, it’d have to be footed jammies. She loves matching her sister, and you don’t get much cutter than two little girls in matching pajamas!

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Julia loves reading. She LOVES it! I remember reading Highlights Magazine when I was younger, but it turns out they have one for kids 2 through 6 years old called High Five Magazine. This could be a lot of fun for her to get once a month.

If you have a girl in this age range I’d love to hear what you’d put on your list!
Coming up with even just four things was harder than I thought it’d be!



  1. We love this idea too! I think it gets harder the older the kids get, but the little ones are pretty simple. Your list looks perfect! My 5yo and 2yo girls would love all of those. 🙂 Santa brought that princess Barbie set last year for both girls. Well, now my 2 year old wants to play with the same as her sister, so another set is arriving this year—thankful for super cheap with discounts!! I love Target coupons!

  2. I wanted to get my girls the princess set this year, but it was a little more than we wanted to spend. Great list. With triplets, I always try so hard to stick to Want, Need, Wear, Read! We’re doing pretty good this year!

  3. These are great gift ideas, my 3 1/2 year old daughter would love them too. She just got some new pajamas and she is still so excited about them, hilarious. She’s getting some new clothes, some dress up clothes, and a kid’s magazine subscriptions, my kids love getting things in the mail!

    1. Don’t you just love how little kids get excited over the smallest things? My daughter LOVES new pajamas, especially when they match her baby sister’s jammies. Dress up clothes is an excellent suggestion!

  4. Can you please give me a link to those dolls and the break down of the deal? I have tried to find them and cant seem to locate the same ones.


    1. Hi! I’m sorry, but that post was from a year ago, so the deal is most certainly not available anymore. I know i’ve still seen the dolls at Target, though, so hopefully you’ll have some luck finding them!

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