If you read my previous blog, you’ll know that my youngest daughter turned five last weekend and we celebrated with a small party at home. She got some really lovely gifts and I thought I’d share some of them with you, in case you are in the position of having to buy presents for a 5 year old and you don’t know what to get. I hope this blog will give you some ideas…
Both my daughters love arts and crafts, so anyone who knows them, knows that it’s a safe bet to purchase this kind of stuff. She was given mosaic sets similar to these ones, colouring books, activity sticker books, Hama beads, a Mandala, stickers, some cake mix sets and flower and teddy shaped cake tins.
Before I had a five year old, I would never have dreamt of giving them a soft toy. In my mind, only very small kids liked soft toys. How wrong was I?! Our house is falling down with soft toys and my girls can’t have enough of them! They have a particular thing about Beanie Boos – furry animals with huge eyes made by TY. These guys come in lots of different sizes. Thankfully, my daughter’s favourite size are the smallest ones because they can attach them to their school bags. I don’t stock them.
I’m not sure when kids start hating gifts of clothes, but it still has to happen in my house. Both my girls love receiving gifts of clothes and the birthday girl got two different outfits, both of which were gorgeous. She also got a gift voucher for Pennys. Some rainy day, we will love going in and she can choose for herself some new clothes with the voucher.
My younger daughter in particular, loves dolls. She can never have enough of them. It doesn’t matter what size or what they are made out of, they will be loved by her. This book of paper dolls with reusable clothes stickers is great for this age group as it helps them with their fine motor skills and imagination.
Although my five year old isn’t vain (in fact she’s a bit of a tom boy in appearance and her favourite colour is blue), she still loves getting pretty things. She received a make-up box, lots of children’s make up (lip balms, nail varnish etc), hair accessories, necklaces, a pretty purse, a glasses box and an Anna dress (from Frozen).
She wouldn’t fit into our family very well if she didn’t love games. She has a real competitive streak in her so she loves multiplayer games like Jump around Frogs and Rhino Hero Junior.
She loved all her presents. I know every five year old is different and what my daughter likes might be completely different from what another five year old likes. Still, I hope this helps in a small way, if you’re struggling to decide what to buy a 5 year old girl. Don’t forget to browse my site too – you can search under age (3-5 year olds) or type (eg arts and crafts) or brands (eg Melissa and Doug).
P.S. As always, I’d love you to comment below and let me know what the 5 year olds in your life love to receive….
P.P.S. I recently was asked for some Christmas gift ideas for a four year old girl and I included lots of stocking filler ideas in my answer. If you’d like to read this blog, you’ll find it here.
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