I never know what to get for small children because 1) Do they even really know what they want? and 2) Even if they do know, they change their minds the next day. I decided to do a variety of different gifts this year for my girls. For example, I included a musical toy, an educational toy, and just plain fun toys. Here are some gift ideas for 2-4 year olds. I bought these for my daughter who is 3.