Gift Ideas for a 5-Year-Old

Gift ideas for a 5 year old boy, gift ideas for a 5 year old girl
Five year olds can be so much fun. They are now old enough to understand basic rules for playing games and they love playing with other people, especially adults. Their imaginations have grown so they can engage in role play games and toys and their fine and gross motor skills are getting so much better. Taking all this into account, there’s a huge amount of toys that you could give a five year old – the problem is trying to select the best gift for the five year old you know! If you like to choose from lots of options, you can find my full range of toys and games for 5 year olds here. However, if you don’t have time and you want a bit of help narrowing it down, here’s a shorter list of my favourite gift ideas for a 5 year old.

  1. The Beetle Game

The aim of this game is to be the first person to assemble a complete beetle but you only ‘win’ a beetle part depending on the number on the dice. Great fun for the whole family or to play with friends. This set comes with 4 beetles to assemble, so four people can play at once.

The Beetle Game

  1. Spelling and Adding Game

Spelling and Adding Game

Children this age don’t separate learning from fun so take advantage of it and give them a fun, educational toy like this spelling and adding game.

  1. Create your own Pirate Blow Boats

Create your own Pirate Blow Boats

This simple origami kit allows you to make 2 paper boats. It comes with straws so you can blow them and race them in water.

  1. Decorate your own jewellery Box

Decorate a jewellery box

These kits come with a small wooden chest, a paintbrush, paints, and stickers to decorate.

  1. Space Tattoos

Decorating your body with temporary tattoos is very popular for 5 year olds. This set of glow in the dark Space Tattoos would make a lovely small gift or pair it with something else small. I stock 6 different themed tattoo sets so if space isn’t your child’s thing, take a look at the other varieties I have.

Space Oddity Glow in the Dark Tattoos

  1. Step by Step Drawing Kits

Learn how to draw lots of different things with these step-by-step drawing kits. They come with lots of illustrations to follow, a whiteboard and a whiteboard pen. I stock a pink box, a blue box, and an animals box.

Djeco Step by Step Drawing Animals

Step by Step learn how to Draw Arther and Co by Djeco

  1. What’s Up Game

This game is easy enough for a five-year-old to play as each card has a picture as well as the written word. The aim of the game is to guess what is on the card that’s attached to your forehead by just asking ‘yes/no’ answered questions.

What's Up Game head bandz

  1. Reusable Sticker Calendar

Galt Reusable sticker calendar

I’m always amazed how many stickers children can get through and the destruction they can cause to walls and furniture! That’s why I’m a huge advocate for reusable stickers. I stock lots of different sets. This one (above) is the First Sticker Calendar and it helps teach children about seasons, days, months and much more.

  1. Deluxe Scratch Art

If the child you are buying for is creative, they will love this deluxe box of scratch art materials from Melissa and Doug Toys.

Melissa and Doug Scratch Art - Deluxe Combo Box

I hope this list has helped you. If you haven’t found something you think is suitable, check out my full range of toys for 3-5-year-olds or you might find my blog Toys for 4-year olds useful. I hope that whatever you choose, that the five-year-old in your life will love it.

Thanks again for shopping from my small Irish shop.

Xx Suzie

PS. If you just hate choosing toys and you want to give a larger gift that will last a whole year, why not consider giving a Toy Subscription Box?


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