What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 19th June, I thought it was about time I got my 4 year old daughter a little bit more involved in choosing a present for her Daddy.  I had no idea what a 4 year old would choose to buy for Father’s Day, so when we had some free time at home the other day I thought it would be an interesting conversation to have.

In the name of being able to embarrass her in later years, I made a little recording of our chat about Father’s Day.   I’m sure we will look back on it in years to come and have a good chuckle at what her first ideas were.

What Would A 4 year old buy for Father's Day

Princess loves the idea of presents.  I think most children like the idea of presents, don’t they?  Her most memorable experiences to date of presents are ones that have been given to her.  The idea that you give presents to other people and they might have different tastes to you is a slightly alien concept to her at the moment.

During the video recording she was taking her inspiration from the toys she could see around her.  As a result, her present ideas for Father’s Day are a little out there.  If she was in charge of buying presents for Father’s Day this year, this is what Daddy would be getting:

Something That Talks

Princess is a huge fan of toys that talk.  I’m guessing this is what she had in mind.  Why we need two in the house, I’m not quite sure.

My Friend Freddy Bear

Some Unicorns

It is all about unicorns at the moment.  My 4 year old has become a little obsessed.  I think she wants her Daddy to embrace her love of this mythical creature a little bit more and would like him have a unicorn of his own to play with.

Unicorn toy

A Unicorn House

It makes perfect sense to a 4 year old that if you are going to give Daddy a unicorn, then they need a unicorn house to live in.  Daddy is in for such a treat this Father’s Day!

Toy House

A Rabbit Game

Daddy is gonna love a game about rabbits isn’t he.  I think someone might be dropping a hint about something she would like in the not to distant future.

toy rabbits


We might just be getting a little bit closer to the mark know.  Daddy does love pizza and would be quite happy eating his favourite food on his special day.  Mummy has got to buy it though, as Princess is too small.


Princess shares a few other ideas for what she would like to buy her Daddy during our chat.  To see the interview ‘What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?’ take a look at our video here.

After making this video, my daughter and I have spent sometime talking about why we give people presents and how to pick the ideal present for someone we love on Father’s Day.  She is, however, still convinced that Daddy would like some Unicorns.  Clearly there is some more work to be done here.

What presents do you think your child would buy for Father’s Day?

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Zena Goldman

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life. Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Kara Guppy says:

    Haa haa haa – I am sure Daddy would love a unicorn for fathers day
    Kara Guppy recently posted…Saturday is Caption Day – 11th June 2016 #satcapMy Profile

  2. Stephanie myers says:

    I loved this post! I’m sure daddy would love anything knowing that the thought was there.

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