The Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Who Love Vehicles

Beep Beep! 

Does your kiddo have a need for speed? If so, buckle up little car and truck lovers because it’s pedal to the metal for these gifts for kids who love vehicles. 

There’s no time to stop for snacks. Just grab your checkered flag because it’s off to the races with this gift guide. Green light means go! 

For more fun gift ideas for kids of all ages, check out the Themed Gift Guides.

A round-up of vehicle-themed toys with the text "The Ultimate Vehicle Gift Guide"

Vehicle Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Green Toys Car Carrier

It’s time to load up the Green Toys Car Carrier! This 5-piece set features a cab with a detachable trailer and two working ramps. Plus, it includes three brightly-colored mini cars that all fit in the trailer. 

It is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Green Toys Car Carrier, Blue - Pretend Play, Motor Skills, Kids Toy Vehicle. No BPA, phthalates, PVC. Dishwasher Safe, Recycled Plastic, Made in USA.

LEGO Duplo Town Parking Garage and Car Wash

The all-in-one LEGO DUPLO Parking Garage and Car Wash is packed with activities for car-loving toddlers! There’s a drive-through car wash, a vehicle charging station, and a ramp-up to a parking space. 

The set includes two cars and a camper van with a flip-up top, plus multiple characters and accessories.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

LEGO DUPLO Parking Garage and Car Wash 10948 Kids’ Building Toy Featuring a Car Wash, Gas Station and Car Park; New 2021 (112 Pieces)

SmartMax My First Vehicles

The SmartMax My First Vehicles includes 13 building blocks your little engineer can put together to create four different trucks. Pieces can be mixed and matched as they click together, providing endless creative possibilities! 

Buy it: Amazon

SmartMax My First Vehicles Magnetic Discovery STEM Play Set for Ages 1+

Melissa & Doug Vehicles Wooden Peg Puzzle

The oversized, easy to grasp, pegged pieces make this the ideal first puzzle for any vehicle-loving child. It features eight favorite vehicles from both the land and the sky. 

Buy it: Amazon

Melissa & Doug Vehicles Wooden Peg Puzzle (8 pcs)

Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Things That Go

Tiny hands and jumbo stickers are the perfect match! Your tot will be revved up to place the 75 stickers on the roads, rails, and construction site scenes included in this book. Only difference is that there are no rules on these roads! So let that imagination run full speed ahead!

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Jumbo Stickers for Little Hands: Things That Go: Includes 75 Stickers

Top Bright Car Ramp Racer

This Top Bright Car Ramp Racer brings plenty of racing fun to toddlers everywhere. The car flips off the top platform then races down each colored ramp until it reaches the bottom. Once there, fill up at the station or park in one of the three car garages. 

The ramp is made from high-quality wood, and the set includes four mini cars for hours of racing fun.

Buy it: Amazon

TOP BRIGHT Car Ramp Toy for 1 2 3 Year Old Boy Gifts, Toddler Race Track Toy with 4 Wooden Cars and 3 Car Garage

My First Big Book of Trucks

Toddlers (and bigger kids, too!) will love My First Big Book of Trucks, a jumbo coloring book packed with almost 200 pages of coloring fun! The illustrations are bold and eye-catching, featuring various vehicles, workers, road signs, and more.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

My First Big Book of Trucks (My First Big Book of Coloring)

Learning Resources 1-2-3 Build It!

Build three different vehicles from just one set of mix-and-match parts with the Learning Resources 1-2-3 Build It! set. Choose from a rocket, a train engine, and a helicopter. 

Then, take them apart and rebuild over and over again using the kid-sized play wrench!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Learning Resources 1-2-3 Build It! Rocket-Train-Helicopter, Encourages Creative Thinking, Toddler Building Toy, STEM Toys, Early Engineering Toys, 17 Pieces, Ages 2+

Petit Collage Beginner Puzzle: Rescue Vehicles

With four puzzles featuring illustrations of animals and their rescue vehicles, your budding puzzler will soon be piecing together a fire truck, tow truck, ambulance, and even a police vehicle! 

As toddlers master the 3-piece puzzle, they can progress to the 4-piece puzzle, the 5-piece puzzle, and the 6-piece puzzle to keep their hands and minds entertained.

Buy it: Walmart

orange box featuring 4 mini resuce vehicle beginner puzzles

Blockaroo Roadster Set

The Blockaroo Blocks Roadster Set is soft foam magnetic blocks that click together and rotate 360-degrees, creating a multi-sensory experience that your kids will love! Kids can play with them inside, outside, in the bath, on the road, or any other place they feel inspired to build. 

Once playtime is over, just toss them in the dishwasher. That’s right – these blocks are 100% dishwasher safe!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Blockaroo Magnetic Foam Building Blocks – STEM Preschool Toys for Babies, Toddlers, Boys and Girls, The Ultimate Bath Toy – Roadster Set

Fisher-Price Little People Helpful Neighbor’s Garage

At the Little People Helpful Neighbor’s Garage, roll through the mechanic’s station, top up the gas tank, and send the Wheelies cars zooming down the spiral ramp. This garage playset features a real metal bell, a turn-crank elevator, an electric car “charging” station, a gas pump, and two Wheelies vehicles for endless vehicle fun!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Fisher-Price Little People the Helpful Neighbor's Garage

Step2 Push Around Buggy

Little car lovers will be ready for adventure while you push them around in their buggy. Buckle up with the safety belt, use the molded-in cup holder for a favorite drink, and get cruising. For longer rides, pack snacks and toys in the extra storage space conveniently located under the hood. 

Ideal for use inside and outdoors, this kids’ push car is ready for any journey!

Buy it: Amazon

Step2 Push Around Buggy GT Push Car, Blue

VTech Sort and Recycle Ride-on Truck

Get your child revved up about recycling! With this recycling truck ride-on, your driver can press, scoop, and load the blocks into the bin. After you pick up your load, sort the blocks by color and shape. It even features 12 interactive buttons that teach your child about sorting plastic, metal, and paper

Buy it: Amazon or Target

VTech Sort and Recycle Ride-On Truck (Frustration Free Packaging) , Green

Little Sleepies Pajamas

The coziest jammies ever! With soft and stretchy bamboo viscose, this two-piece set features colorful tractors and utility trucks. Sweet dreams, little construction worker!

Buy it: Little Sleepies

long sleeve pajama set featuring tractors and trucks

Step 2 Stop and Go Market

If your auto enthusiast is also a budding entrepreneur, they can set up a shop with the Step 2 Stop and Go Market. Their friends can stop by to pay the toll and fill up on gas before they hit the road. 

This pretend market has it all – a gas pump, tollbooth, working cashier, cones, chalkboard, and an umbrella. It also has wheels to move it around inside or outside.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Step2 Stop & Go Market | Kids Pretend Play Store & Toll Booth with Toy Cash Register, Blue

Vehicle Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Preschool Activity Book: Trucks, Cars, and Airplanes

Whether it’s finding digging sites for the excavator or spotting the differences between a pair of superfast jets, the activities in this Trucks, Cars, and Airplanes book help kids get excited about letters, shapes, and more!

Buy it: Amazon

Preschool Activity Books Trucks, Cars, and Airplanes: 80 Games to Learn Letters, Numbers, Colors, and Shapes (School Skills Activity Books)

Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Blocks

In this action-packed playset, kids can match and stack a set of six nesting city buildings and their matching vehicles. Or build towers and a town scene with the hospital, fire station, school, recycling center, and mechanic shop. 

The buildings are numbered from smallest to largest (for stacking or nesting fun!), each has a corresponding vehicle.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Melissa & Doug Nesting and Sorting Blocks - 6 Buildings, 6 Wooden Vehicles

Matchbox Garbage Truck

The Matchbox Recycling Truck is a favorite toy for imaginative play. Push down the garbage lever to raise and dump the trash bin, and once all the trash has been collected, open the back door to empty the truck. 

Kids will be delighted by the loading, dumping, reversing sound effects that activate with movement or pressing down on the horn above the cab. 

Buy it: Amazon

Matchbox Realistic Toy Truck for Recycling or Garbage 15" Large Scale, Sound FX [Amazon Exclusive]

My Very Own Trucks Personalized Book

If your car-crazed kid is also a fan of story time, this custom book has their name written on it-literally. With a little personalization during purchase, your child will become the star of this story!

Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids

My Very Own Trucks Personalized Book from Pottery Barn Kids

Plus Plus Big Make & Go! Play Set

Get ready, get set, build, and go, go, go! With this Plus Plus BIG Make & Go Playset, little hands can build 3D vehicles with big mosaic pieces! The set includes 41 mosaic pieces, 4 wheels, a baseplate, and a guidebook for instructions to build different kinds of cars. Or, let the instructions go to the curb! There are no speed limits on imagination!

Buy it: Nordstrom

Plus Plus Big Make & Go! Play Set

Transformers Rescue Bots

When the mission calls for a rescue, convert the Rescue Bots figures from robot mode to vehicle mode. Turn Boulder the Construction-Bot into a bulldozer, Blades the Flight-Bot into a copter, Heatwave the Fire-Bot into a fire truck, and Chase the Police-Bot into a police car. When the rescue mission gets dangerous, convert them back to bot mode!

Buy it: Amazon

Transformers Rescue Bots Griffin Rock Rescue Team Action Figure

Simplay3 Carry and Go Durable Track Table

Simplay3 Carry and Go Durable Track Table is a portable, storable, two-sided racetrack and train table for “on the go” adventure wherever little drivers want to play! 

One side is a toy race car track with built-in obstacles for toy cars and trucks, and the other side is a figure-8 toy train track with lake and quarry decals. The lightweight design and side handle to make it a breeze to take this track on the go. 

Buy it: Amazon

Simplay3 Carry and Go Durable Track Table for Toy Cars, Trucks, and Trains

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad: Vehicles

Love stickers but hate the stick? The Melissa & Doug Vehicles Reusable Sticker Pad is the perfect solution. Fill the five reusable scenes with 165 cling-style stickers, and create a busy airport, train tracks, harbor, construction site, or roadway!

Buy it: Amazon

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad: Vehicles - 165+ Reusable Stickers

My Auto Shop Engine Builder

The My Auto Shop Engine Builder is a dream-come-true for little mechanics! This truck engine comes with over 60 auto parts that kids can “fix” and put back together. It even makes authentic engine sounds, has light-up headlights, and comes with a key fob to turn on the car and unlock the door. 

They’ll have that truck back up and running in no time!

Buy it: Fat Brain Toys

My Auto Shop Engine Builder - Imaginative Play for Ages 3 to 4 - Fat Brain Toys

Easy Playhouse Garage

This is the garage playhouse kids dream of! Kids will make this garage their own by decorating it inside and out with markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, stickers, and more. 

Then they’ll be ready for their next pit stop to change a tire, gas up, or make a quick repair before they’re on their way.

Buy it: Amazon

Easy Playhouse Garage - Kids Art and Craft for Indoor and Outdoor Fun, Color Favorite Garage Items– Decorate and Personalize a Cardboard Fort, 32" X 26. 5" X 40. 5" - Made in USA, Age 3+ (B07WM9TNZ2)

Educational Insights Monster Truck

Zoom into build ‘n’ play fun with this Design & Drill Monster Truck! Just snap the pieces together and use the motorized mini-drill to tighten the bolts. This set includes a monster truck body, six snap-on parts, 15 clear bolts, a motorized mini-drill, and decorative stickers.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Educational Insights Design & Drill Monster Truck, Multi (EI-4132)

Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep Wrangler

Is your wanna-be driver looking to gain some behind-the-wheel confidence? Meet the Power Wheels Hot Wheel Jeep Wrangler. 

With realistic Jeep touches like a grille, chrome wheels, roll-bars, it moves on a 12-volt rechargeable battery that provides a max cruising speed of 5 mph. The wide wheel-base offers stability, and a roomy storage area lets them take along a snack or other must-have items while they’re out on their adventure.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep Wrangler, Blue (12V)

Melissa & Doug Parking Garage

This all-in-one service station is truly full service! Take one of the two included vehicles through the car wash and fill up at the gas station before getting them serviced at the garage. Using the movable elevator, you can also take them up to the second-story parking garage.

The built-in handle makes it the ideal take-along toy!

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Melissa & Doug Service Station Parking Garage, 6Piece (E-Commerce Packaging)

Driven by Battat Large Vehicles

Looking for large toy trucks to tackle playtime projects? Driven by Battat vehicles are not just your ordinary truck line. The Standard Series gets the job done with impressive features and details, multiple lifelike lights, and sounds!

Buy it: Target

toy truck with car and crane arm

Pretex Remote Control Cars

Designed as a child’s first remote control toy car, this set features two cars with steering wheel-shaped controllers with just two buttons for easy control. Features realistic police siren and honking sounds and flashing headlights that activate when you place one of the four figures into each car.

Buy it: Amazon or Walmart

2 Pack Cartoon Remote Control Cars - Police Car and Race Car - Radio Control Toys for Kids, Boys, & Girls - Each with Different Frequencies So Both Can Race Together - Gifts for Toddler Boys Ages 2-4

Hot Wheels Color Reveal

Inside the Hot Wheels Color Reveal are two cars covered in special Color Reveal coating. Alternating between dunking the car in warm or cold water produces two different color changes- it’s like having two cars in one! The barrel drum serves as a dunk tank, and it’s also perfect for storage.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Hot Wheels Color Reveal 2 Pack of 1:64 Scale Vehicles with Surprise Reveal & Repeat Color-Change; Transform Deco with Hot & Ice Cold Water, Surprise Mystery Box, Gift for Kids 3 Years Old & Up

Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster

Experience the thrill of the open road anytime with the Up & Down Roller Coaster! Your speedster can sit on the coaster car, and cruise down the included nine feet of coaster track. The coaster car features a high back, handrail, and footrests for a safe, secure ride down the track.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Rapid Ride & Hide Edition | Amazon Exclusive

Melissa & Doug Vehicle Rug

This colorful play rug comes with four rescue vehicles ready to swoop in whenever there’s an emergency! Big enough for trains, animal figures, and vehicles of all kinds, the woven rug features a cityscape complete with a hospital, fire station, helipad, police station, apartment buildings, and numbered parking lots, all connected by a two-lane road.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

Melissa & Doug Round The City Rescue Rug With 4 Wooden Vehicles (39 x 36 inches) , Black

Kid Trax USPS Ride-On Toy

Deliver the mail to the neighborhood with this USPS 6-Volt Electric Ride-On Toy! Featuring a rear opening door complete with mail slot, working headlights, FM radio & MP3 input, and a horn. Comes with a mailbox and 3 plastic envelopes.

Buy it: Amazon

Kid Trax Kids USPS Mail Carrier 6 Volt Electric Ride On Toy, Ages 3-5 Years Old

Vehicle Gift Ideas for Little Kids

The Ultimate Book of Vehicles From Around the World

Vehicles, vehicles, vehicles—nearly 100 of them—in all shapes and sizes are part of The Ultimate Book of Vehicles! And that’s not even the best part – more than 60 moveable parts (flaps, pop-ups, pull-tabs, and rotating wheels) bring the various vehicles to life. 

Readers will poke into a ship’s hold, explore the innards of a garbage truck, and help demolish a house.

Buy it: Amazon

The Ultimate Book of Vehicles: From Around the World (Ultimate Book, 1)

Skillmatics Guess in 10 Vehicles

Ask up to 10 questions to guess the mode of transport on the Game Card! Does it have more than two wheels? Does it have an engine? Is it a land vehicle? 

Think hard, ask intelligent questions, use your clue cards wisely, and be the first player to win 7 Game Cards!

Buy it: Amazon

Skillmatics Card Game : Guess in 10 Things That Go! | Gifts for 6 Year Olds and Up | Super Fun for Travel & Family Game Night

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set

This ultimate Hot Wheels playset features continuous loops, a car feeder ramp, and four intersecting crash zones for non-stop action-packed fun! Racers can line up their Hot Wheels cars into the feeder and launch them onto the course for near misses or total wipeouts. 

It only includes one vehicle, so you’ll want to add an extra Hot Wheels pack.

Buy it: Amazon

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set [Amazon Exclusive]

Road Tape

Create instant roads anytime, anywhere! Just unroll PlayTape, stick to any flat surface, and let your kid’s imagination drive. PlayTape is easy to tear by hand and reposition, with no leftover residue.

Buy it: Amazon

PlayTape Road Tape for Toy Cars - Sticks to Flat Surfaces, No Residue; 30'x2 Black Road (30 ft. Long x 2 in. Wide)

Cars & Trucks Mini Waffle Maker

The waft from these waffles will have your kid flying full speed ahead to the breakfast table! This mini waffle maker wins the race for making fun 3D car-shaped waffles in minutes! Plus, the cleaning pitstop is mess-free with a non-stick surface that easily wipes clean.

Buy it: Amazon

Car Mini Waffle Maker - Make 7 Fun, Different Race Cars, Trucks, and Automobile Vehicle Shaped Pancakes - Electric Non-Stick Pan Cake Kid's Waffler Iron, Fun Gift

Plus Plus Go Learn to Build Vehicles

Learn to build cool vehicles with Plus-Plus. This set teaches kids how to build a dump truck, a go-cart, a surf car, a jet plane, and much more!

This 800-piece set comes with eight large GO wheels, ten reversible GO wheels, and four base plates chassis. Plus, two guidebooks give step-by-step instructions and inspiration on building the different vehicles.

Buy it: Amazon or Target

PLUS PLUS - GO! Learn to Build Vehicles Super Set, 800 Pieces - Construction Building Stem / Steam Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for Kids

Kiwi Co Balloon Cars

Build and customize two balloon cars and get ready to roll with your own at-home race day! Add racing stripes and patterns to your vehicles with a hand-powered airbrush tool and stencils. Everything needed, from materials to illustrated directions, is included.

Buy it: Kiwi Co

Kiwi Crate Balloon Cars Project Kit

Matchbox 4-Level Garage

If your car needs a tune-up, the help of a good tow truck, or a premium car wash, the Matchbox 4-Level Garage is your one-stop shop! Send your Matchbox cars through four levels of activity, wind around the spiral ramp, stop to refuel at the gas pump, or ride the crane to the very top of the real working elevator.

Buy it: Amazon

Matchbox 4-level Garage

Ontel Magic Tracks

Ontel Magic Tracks are the cool race tracks that bend and glow! You can bend, flex, and curve the track however you want, even while the race car is zooming around. When you turn off the lights, Magic Tracks glows super bright thanks to the race car’s 5 LED lights that keep the track glowing.

Buy it: Amazon

Ontel Magic Tracks The Amazing Racetrack That Can Bend, Flex and Glow - As Seen On TV Multicolor, 11'

Bruder Vehicles

Bruder Toys has the largest selection of toy trucks on the internet! Vehicles range from garbage trucks, cement mixers, tow trucks to tractors, combine harvesters, snowplows, and fire engines. They are ultra-realistic with detailed true-to-life 1:16 scale reproduction, and all vehicles are suitable for inside and outside use.

Buy it: Amazon

Bruder 02814 Mack Granite Cement Mixer Truck

Lego City Vehicles

Get behind the wheel in one of the many LEGO City Great Vehicles! Fun is full speed ahead with these fantastic building sets for kids who love action. Car fans can experience the excitement of these easy-to-build LEGO City Vehicles.

Buy it: Amazon

LEGO City Car Transporter 60305 Building Kit; Toy Playset for Kids, New 2021 (342 Pieces)

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