These 10 great gifts for five year old girls covers all the bases from educational to awe-inspiring. As a mom to two girls, I can assure you that the 5 year old in your life will absolutely love these gifts, so save for later and share with your friends to make gift buying easier than ever this year!
Great Gifts for Five Year Old Girls
I haven’t been the least bit (ok, maybe a tiny bit) ashamed about embracing the Christmas season a little earlier than usual. What can I say? I love the JOY it brings with it. I’m also committed to being completely finished with Christmas shopping before December starts and dare I say I’m well on my way?
Because of that, I’ve been doing a lot of research (you could safely say hours) on great gift ideas for not only my own kiddos but my nieces and nephews too (who range from 5 months to 11 years old!). Gift buying for kids can be hard if you aren’t in that stage of life. I’m beyond grateful for bloggers that put together gift guides for what to buy boys because I’m often at a loss for what little boys are into (I know there is some overlap but I’m clueless on boy-specific gifts). Girls though? I’ve got that covered!
So if you are in search of great gifts for five year old girls in your life, I hope this may help. The gift guides I put together are always comprised of products we already own and love or items I have researched the heck out of and would (or are) buying for our girls. So with that, if you have any questions about the toys, please ask away in the comments and I’d love to help if I can.
There are many marble sets to choose from. The most popular set comes with more pieces (125) than most and includes 20 glass marbles. If you aren’t ready to fully commit, this less expensive kit is still a best seller because of its durability and only has slightly less pieces (85 pieces and 15 marbles). Personally, we have the wooden Quadrilla marble run and we love it for it’s durability!
5 years old is an age where board games really start to be fun (instead of painfully mindless for adults- I’m looking at you Candyland). However, not all games are created equal. From personal experience with my two five year old, I highly recommend Ticket to Ride. It’s our girls favorite! They can play at age 5, though they might not fully grasp the strategy. You can always start with Ticket to Ride First Journey, which is the starter version!
Other household favorites include Guess Who, Uno, and Sorry.
Glow in the Dark Star Stickers
But not just any set. I did my research to find the brightest glowing stars that are the easiest to remove without a mess and offer a guide to constellations just in case we wanted to be legit about our star placement. Hailey loves space and I am psyched for her to open these Christmas morning.
There are so many options to choose from, but for us, the underwater ocean, outer space and USA map ones seem to be the favorites.
After checking out a lot of tablet options for kids, I concluded that the Fire Kid’s Edition Kindle Tablet is the best way to go because it comes with the protective kid-proof cover and free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, educational apps, movies and games with a free year of Amazon Freetime all for less than $100.
I love that Legos offer so many types of sets now, from Disney castles to horse stable sets, there seems to be a set for every interest.
Do your kids wipe their messy hands on their shirts? Constantly? Mine certainly do and cute little aprons like this personalized apron for kid, would certainly be great to have in the kitchen for my little sous chefs.
Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam
Hailey got the original Kidizoom Camera for her birthday from Nana and Papa John and she is obsessed with it. It takes funny pictures, lets her do videos and more. The action cam is very similar in set up but is basically like a kid’s GoPro- it can even go under water! Super cool for active and adventurous kids.
Ok, first let me preface this by saying I’m not usually excited about toys that don’t offer a specific purpose or activity (maybe I’m a grinch), but the FurReal Friends are pretty freaking cool. I know the girls would flip over StarLily the Magical Unicorn or Torch, the fire breathing dragon (who is currently on sale!). They both respond to touch with 50+ sound and motion combinations. If you are searching for a shock and awe toy, this is it!
Hailey first encountered these at a friend’s house and immediately was enamored enough to put it on her three-item-long Christmas list. It’s an art project that will keep her engaged for hours (I’m not exaggerating) and I can’t wait for her to find some under the tree. From sparkly fish to mermaids, there are endless options (check them all out here).
Leapfrog Reading System
Hailey received the Leapfrog Reading System from Mema and Grandpa for her 5th birthday and uses it practically every night. Once we read to her, she is allowed to keep her book light on to read and usually goes through a book or two with her “magic” pen that helps her sound out words and read the story. Super cool.
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And that’s it! If you have any great gifts your 5 year old has received and loved, please leave it in the comments and together we will get all this holiday shopping done before the last minute crazy rush!
Gift guides are not sponsored and are comprised of products we own and use or products I have thoroughly researched and would/will buy for my own kids. Affiliate links are included. Thank you for your readership and support!
LOVE your gift guides!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 These are great ideas that I know my daughter and niece will love. I hope you do the hubby one again:) Your last year list was awesome and so helpful :~)
Thanks a bunch for your list, I was excited to see it this morning! We have the Leapfrog reading system and my daughter loves it. We also have some of the lego sets (Elsa’s castle, friends serie) that my daughter got for her birthday. She likes it but for Christmas I am going for a box of different pieces (plain bricks, windows, wheels…) so she can build whatever she wants and how many times she desires.
I love your gift guides!!! I have an almost 5-year-old daughter and she would love any of these items – thanks for making my shopping so easy (Amazon Prime for the win!).
A couple big hits in our house include magnatiles/magformers (I see them occasionally on Zulily), magnetic wooden dress-up dolls, and Melissa & Doug Sticker Pads. I think Santa may bring her an Easy Bake Oven this year as well, but it has mixed reviews. Would love any thoughts from readers who have experience with one!!
Haley @ Hobson Homestead says
Love the idea of the sticky mosaics. Just ordered these for all my nieces!
Josephine sharpe says
My daughter turning 5 in December loves pretend play with little figures. She already has and loves “paw patrol” figures and small “my little Ponies” and “Magiclip Disney Princesses”. She will happily play on her own with these making up stories whilst I tend to the housework or the three month old. This Christmas she is getting Disney “palace Pets”.
We are also getting Lego – Cinderella castle is age 6 plus but looks amazing i couldn’t resist so hopefully it won’t be too hard given she will be 5.
I always give books this year I have gone for non fiction, as she loves reading her picture atlas and first encyclopaedia I got her a book on space and a book on how to draw. My daughters birthday is 4 days after Christmas so she will be getting love her or hate her, rock n roll royals barbie and soundstage as my daughter loves the film and sings all the songs on spotify. I think she will be thrilled. Also barbie’ camper an as it will give her more scenarios to play out. Last but not least my daughters favourite toy is still playing with dolls, bathing them, dressing and feeding them.
Love this! Legos and Kid’s Kindles are a huge hit in our house. Great gift list. 🙂
Omg I remember those marble runs! Amazing. I feel like I liked those way past the age to 5 too haha.
I just wanted to comment to say THANK YOU! I love your gift idea post- they are extremely helpful!
Thanks for your list! My daughter is pretty much exactly 2 years behind Hailey, so I reviewed your ‘List for 3 year olds’ again (long time follower over here haha). Were Magnatiles a hit with your girls? I’ve been thinking of getting them for so long! Thanks!
Brittany Dixon says
Hi Jess! 🙂 In short, YES! I’m actually considering adding even more magnatiles to our set because the girls really love them. They are a bit expensive but we have definitely gotten a ton of play out of them so I think they are worth it. They’re even fun for me 😉
Great ideas! We have a 2-year-old girl and 3.5-year-old girl and I look back through all of your old gift guides as well as the new ones for ideas. I have a bunch of your deal saved on amazon for Christmas! Very helpful! Keep ’em comin’!
Nadia North says
Great list! I have a boy and a girl, and I can assure you that most of your picks are big winners for boys as well. We own the marble run, sticky mosaics, and floor puzzles – and my son loves them!
Love your blog! I have been reading some of your posts on tv time and would love to hear your take on tablets? Thank you so much!
Brittany Dixon says
Hi Lauren and thank you!
We bought the girls Kindle Kids tablets at one point. We let them use them for a car trip once and that was it. We decided they weren’t going to work for us. The girls don’t have tablets and will only use my iPad on a rare occasion (such as when they have to come with me to a doctor appointment). In those instances I download a movie or books from Hoopla.
I know some people love tablets and have educational apps, but we do so little screen time in general, that they aren’t a great fit for our family.
Thank you so much! I’m not a fan of tablets either. If we are going to do screen time, I would prefer it not be on a tablet (even if there are educational apps). My mother in law gave my now 4 1/2 year old a tablet for her 3rd birthday but we have rarely used it and honestly she doesn’t have much interest in it. She would much rather watch a show. I need to look for those scholastic dvds you mentioned at the library. We were watching way too much tv for my liking because we are in a crazy season (I also have an almost 2 year old and 4 month old). We recently started only tv on weekends but now I feel like we may just go Friday night. We like to do pizza movie nights on Friday nights. Sorry for rambling and thanks for your awesome advice!
Brittany Dixon says
You are in a crazy season! We watched more during that phase, too. I would give Hailey 2 TV “tokens” that were good for 1 show each and she could cash them in when she wanted to. That worked well during that time period, and I usually had her watch a story from storylineonline.com while I made lunch, too. It was around age 3 1/2 I noticed the negative correlation between TV time and her attitude. That’s when we cut back and it’s been working well for us since then! Good luck! 🙂