Shopping for the perfect gift for a five-year-old girl might seem like an easy task, but it can be pretty tough. As soon as you step foot in the toy store or start scrolling through online shopping sites, you’re bombarded with millions of options. How are you supposed to choose from so many different choices without spending tons of time and energy in the process?

Well, the answer is right here. We’ve taken the time to do the research for you, gathering together a list of the 50 top gift ideas for five-year-old girls. So, whether you need a quick birthday gift, the ultimate Christmas present, or maybe congratulations for that upcoming kindergarten graduation, we’ve got you covered.

There’s a little something for every personality on our list, from the budding artist to the aspiring engineer or daring fashionista. Take a peek at our top picks and see which one gets your vote for the best gift.

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The Best Gifts This Year For 5 Year Old Girls

Play Cash Register

Play Cash Register

Play Cash Register

Toy cash registers make great gifts for five-year-olds because they spark imaginative play and help reinforce early math skills. Kids love to play store, taking turns being the customer or the cashier, selecting groceries from their list, then paying with pretend money. This solar-powered cash register from Learning Resources means you don’t have to worry about batteries. It’s also loaded with tons of extras like realistic play bills, coins, a pretend credit card, an activity guide, fun sounds, a functioning cash drawer, and a calculator.

Barbie Dream Camper

Barbie Dream Camper

Barbie Dream Camper

Barbie’s heading out on the open road, and she’s doing it in style in this 3-in-1 transforming camper. Girls can engage in hours of pretend play as they have Barbie and her pals act out all sorts of scenarios. The set features three vehicles, including a boat and a pick-up truck, plus 60 fun accessories. Barbie can take a rest on the rooftop loft, have a cook-out around the fire pit, or catch dinner with her fishing gear. Everything packs up inside the camper when playtime’s over, ready to hit the road again.

Smart Watch

Smart Watch

Smart Watch

She’ll feel just like a big kid with her very own smartwatch that can take pictures, record videos, track her steps, and more. It features non-toxic ABS plastic with a comfortable and soft silicone strap. The watch is sweatproof and has 9 game modes that help develop skills like hand-eye coordination, balance, and logical thinking. The watch also has an alarm, stopwatch, calendar, and flashlight and can even remind her when to drink water, so she’s staying hydrated while she’s having fun.

Mega Makeup Kit

Mega Makeup Kit

Mega Makeup Kit

Every little girl dreams of being just like mommy or maybe dreams of wearing mom’s makeup. You can keep her out of mom’s cosmetic case by giving her her own Mega Makeup Kit. This cosmetic case features multi-levels, a drawer, and a mirror, making it easy to bring along on her travels and do her makeup on the go. It comes with 14 eye shadows, 6 lip glosses, 2 lipsticks, 1 pressed powder, 2 nail polishes, and so much more. Playing with make-up is a fun way for kids to develop fine motor skills and enhance their creativity. And this kid-friendly makeup is washable, so you don’t have to worry about it staining clothes or furniture.

Scribble Scrubbie Pets

Scribble Scrubbie Pets

Scribble Scrubbie Pets

This unique art set gives them a way to show off their artistic flair again and again. Plus, they can use their creations to act out a variety of stories, making this a great gift for encouraging pretend play. The Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Peculiar Pets Palace Playset features a magical unicorn and a cute yeti. The carrying case doubles as a palace, and three scribble markers allow kids to decorate their scribble pals with their personal flair. After customizing their scrubbie buddies, they can wash them clean and start all over.

Princess Necklace Kit

Princess Necklace Kit

Princess Necklace Kit

Making jewelry is a great way for kids to show their creative and artistic side, but it also helps children develop other essential skills. Threading beads onto cords or string helps with valuable skills like hand-eye coordination and fine motor development. This Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set lets girls mix and match colorful beads and character charms to create five necklaces. The silicone necklaces make it easy for little hands to thread the beads, and everything comes in a convenient carrying case.

Fairy Lantern Kit

Fairy Lantern Kit

Fairy Lantern Kit

Let her create her own magical night light to keep on her bedside table with this Fairy Lantern Kit. It includes two hanging lantern jars, white tissue paper, artificial flowers and leaves, fairy stickers, and colorful ribbons to make whimsical lanterns. Two included tea lights illuminate the lanterns for over 200 hours using AAA batteries. Girls will love to design and make their fairy creations, and they can continue to enjoy them every time they click off the lights.

Disney Princess Yahtzee

Disney Princess Yahtzee

Disney Princess Yahtzee

It’s everyone’s favorite dice game in a fun version that’s perfect for kids with the Disney Princess Yahtzee Junior edition. The dice feature easy-to-recognize images starring some of Disney’s most famous princesses, including Mulan, Pocahontas, Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel, and Snow White. Kids don’t have to worry about reading since their goal is to match the princesses on the dice to their scorecards. Playing games like this one is also a great way to encourage cooperation and good sportsmanship and develop social skills.

Barbie Mermaid And Changing Outfits

Barbie Mermaid And Changing Outfits

Barbie Mermaid And Changing Outfits

Her imagination will soar as she thinks of all the amazing fairy tales she can tell as she plays with this Dreamtopia Mermaid Barbie. Barbie comes with three fun outfits, including a fairy, mermaid, or princess, all inspired by her sweet and colorful candy kingdom. Some of the included accessories are a snap-on mermaid tail, fairy skirt, fairy wings, a princess tiara, and a colorful skirt. Girls can also mix and match the different pieces to create their own styles.

Create A Water Bottle

Create A Water Bottle

Create A Water Bottle

It’s never too young to encourage healthy habits, like drinking plenty of water. But sometimes, it can be hard to remind kids to drink enough during the day. So, let her decorate her own special water bottle so she’ll always want to have it by her side. The BPA-free bottle features an easy flip-top lid and carabiner clip to carry it around without worrying about dropping or losing it. The included rhinestone stickers (8 sheets in all) provide endless possibilities of adding some shimmer and shine to her bottle.

Osmo Creative Starter Kit

Osmo Creative Starter Kit

Osmo Creative Starter Kit

If your five-year-old already has a Fire Tablet or iPad, then she’ll love the Osmo Creative Starter Kit. Osmo features a variety of award-winning learning games that kids can use to build many different STEM-based skills. The Creative Starter Kit includes three learning apps, Monster, Masterpiece, and Newton. The games can adapt as kids learn, so they can always find a challenge to develop problem-solving skills, creative thinking, and more.

Rechargeable RC Robot

Rechargeable RC Robot

Rechargeable RC Robot

This robot pal is ready to play, rolling along on tank-like tracks as girls operate it with the included remote control. Light up the robot’s LED eyes, make it move, or have it sing one of three songs. The rechargeable battery can work for up to 100 minutes before needing a recharge, then recharges in just two hours. The remote works within 32 feet of the robot, and it comes with a USB cable, screwdriver, and instruction manual. You will need to pick up 2 AA batteries for the remote, though.

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Hover Soccer Ball

Hover Soccer Ball

Hover Soccer Ball

If you’re shopping for a soccer fan, this is a great way to keep the game going on a rainy day. The hover soccer ball features soft foam bumpers to protect little feet and furniture as it moves around the house. Kids will love to kick and move the balls around, trying to score first and win the game. Turn down the lights for an enhanced game experience and let the flashing LED lights shine. The set includes two hover balls so you can have double the fun as kids exercise and develop gross motor skills while having a blast.

LEGO Princess Storybook Adventure

LEGO Princess Storybook Adventure

LEGO Princess Storybook Adventure

LEGOs are always a big hit with kids of all ages, and by five, children can really start handling some more intense builds. The Storybook Adventures series is a great way for girls to build and engage in imaginative play as they act out different stories with the castle playset. The set features Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Tiana and their pals Gus, Lumiere, a dolphin, and a frog. As soon as they open the book, girls can start playing with all of the accessories and then pack it up when they’re done.

Velcro Dart Board

Velcro Dart Board

Velcro Dart Board

Playing darts is a great way to work on things like focus, accuracy, and hand-eye coordination. But giving a five-year-old darts isn’t always the best idea. That’s why this Velcro dartboard is the perfect way to let girls practice their aim and improve their skills, indoors or outside. It comes with one 14-inch dartboard and 12 sticky balls featuring heavy-duty hook-and-loop fasteners for the ultimate sticking power. There are 6 red balls and 6 blue ones, so kids can split into two teams to engage in some healthy competition.

Gardening Tools Set

Gardening Tools Set

Gardening Tools Set

Girls can work on their green thumb with this child-friendly set of real gardening tools. The colorful tools make planting, digging, and caring for her flowers and plants extra fun. Gardening is a great multi-purpose activity that teaches girls about nature, encourages outdoor time, and develops fine motor skills. The set features a pair of garden gloves, trowel, rake, and fork, along with a cute canvas tote to carry it all.

Adjustable Jump Ropes

Adjustable Jump Ropes

Adjustable Jump Ropes

Jumping rope is a great way to exercise and build stamina while developing concentration and coordination. It’s also an activity that can get kids enjoying some time outside. These vivid jump ropes feature eye-catching rainbow designs, making them super-appealing for kids. Plus, they’re lightweight and tangle-free, and the small wooden handles provide the perfect grip for little hands. And, you can adjust the length to find the best fit for the jumper.

I Am Confident Coloring Book

I Am Confident Coloring Book

I Am Confident Coloring Book

Every girl deserves to feel beautiful, proud, and powerful, and everyone should feel confident in themselves. Sometimes, children need some extra encouragement and a helping hand to understand just how important they are. The I Am Confident, Brave, and Beautiful coloring book for girls is all about helping her express herself, expand her imagination, and believe in herself. It features over 22 black-and-white line drawings that invite her to unleash her creative side, along with empowering messages to help build her self-esteem.

Birthday Dress

Birthday Dress

Birthday Dress

If you’re shopping for a birthday gift, then make sure the birthday girl has the perfect outfit for her special day. These cute two-piece outfits feature a shirt along with either polka-dot shorts or a cute skirt and a fun unicorn headband. They come in several different colors so that you can choose her favorite, and the cotton-blend fabric is durable and machine-washable. She’ll be as pretty as can be when she pulls on this ensemble, which promises an expert fit and comfort every time.

Tricycle

Tricycle

Tricycle

Learning how to ride a bike is a rite of passage for every kid, and a tricycle is a great start to achieving that goal. Kids can practice their pedaling action as they build muscle strength and balancing skills while getting familiar with steering and control. The 16-inch Pink BMX bike from Titan provides a sturdy and confident riding experience along with fun extras like a basket and streamers. There’s also an attached doll basket, so she can bring along her favorite doll as she rides in style.

Bike Helmet

Bike Helmet

Bike Helmet

If you plan to get her a trike, bike, or scooter, make sure to add a bike helmet to her gift. It’s always important to keep her safe while she rides, and this kitty cat with a tiara ensures she’ll never complain about having to put on her helmet. It consists of a strong PVC outer shell and impact-dampening inner foam construction. It’s lightweight and has adjustable straps and cooling vents for optimal airflow.

Binoculars

Binoculars

Binoculars

She can go on a secret spy mission, explore a hidden forest, or go on safari with these stylish pink binoculars. The compact design makes it perfect for little hands. The rubber eyecups keep things comfy, and the shock-resistant coating stands up well to drops and bumps. It also has a non-slip coating that makes it easy to grip and clear 8 x 21 magnification for crisp and clear viewing. The binoculars come with a carrying case, breakaway strap, and cleaning cloth.

The Floor Is Lava

The Floor Is Lava

The Floor Is Lava

What kid hasn’t pretended that the floor is lava at some point? Now, this popular imaginary game comes in a ready-to-play version that’s perfect for parties or family game nights. The different colored mats represent stepping stones that help kids make it across the lava. Spin the wheel to find out where you can hop next, but be prepared! If the spot has a question mark, you’ll need to do a special trick if you want to stay in the game.

Sparkly Dancing Unicorn

Sparkly Dancing Unicorn

Sparkly Dancing Unicorn

Interactive toys can engage kids in imaginative play while also providing entertainment, whether playing solo or with friends. Sparkles the Dancing Unicorn can trot and prance and dance as she displays an assortment of beautiful colors and lights. Girls can brush their unicorn pal’s mane and hair to get her ready for her next performance or feed her her tasty donut treat. Sparkles also neighs and will respond to petting with a sweet nuzzle.

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American Girl Dolls

American Girl Dolls

American Girl Dolls

Introduce her to the world of American Girl, where she can find her perfect doll friend. The Ashlyn doll is 14.5 inches, making her the perfect size for young girls, and features freckled cheeks and silky brown hair. You can choose from all sorts of different dolls to find one that makes the best match for the recipient. No matter which doll fits the bill, girls will love to brush her hair and dress her in various fashions and accessories.

School Bag Trio

School Bag Trio

School Bag Trio

Is she about to start kindergarten or simply excited about heading off to school? She’ll be super hyped and ready to look the part with this fashionable school bag and matching lunch bag and pencil case. The backpack features durable construction with waterproof fabric and a breathable mesh back. The padded shoulder straps make it extra-comfy, and mesh side pockets are perfect for holding an umbrella or water bottle. Front zippered pockets also provide even more ways for her to keep her things organized.

Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies

Walkie Talkies

These walkie-talkies are great for pretend play and also real-life functional use with an impressive range of over 3 km and 22 channels. The push-to-talk feature is easy to use, but there’s also a VOX option for kids still learning the ropes. Walkie-talkies are a great way to build communication skills and facilitate hours of pretend play. Kids can pretend to explore, be secret agents, and do anything else their imaginations can create.

Flying Light Up Ball

Flying Light Up Ball

Flying Light Up Ball

She’ll love to watch this ball take flight and flash its brightly colored lights as it takes off and lands on command. Or, using its infrared sensors, it can also sense items below it and stay airborne. You can use the remote to control it or even keep your hand under it as it flies to see how long it will stay in the air. It’s also easy to recharge; simply plug in the USB cable for about 20 to 25 minutes, and you’re ready for another lift-off.

Magic Clay

Magic Clay

Magic Clay

Art-based gifts are a great way for children to express themselves and channel their creative side while developing fine motor skills. Sculpting also helps build hand strength, which can improve things like handwriting and cutting with scissors. This set of 24 air-dry modeling clays and assorted accessories and tools includes tons of colors that she can use to sculpt endless creations. It’s a great way for her to stay engaged and focused, whether she’s playing by herself or creating masterpieces with others.

Lounge Set

Lounge Set

Lounge Set

She can get comfy in style with this unicorn lounge set that’s sure to please with all of its bright colors and comfy flannel fabrics. It includes a unicorn-hooded robe, unicorn slippers, a headband, and a blindfold so she can take a little siesta. The robe also has two pockets, making it easy for her to keep anything she needs to help her relax close at hand. Plus, it’s machine-washable so that it can stay clean, cozy, and ready for her to wear.

Fashion Headbands Kit

Fashion Headbands Kit

Fashion Headbands Kit

Young girls love to show off their sense of style, and what better way than to be able to create their own accessories? This craft kit includes everything she needs to create 10 stylish satin headbands in assorted colors. She can choose from rhinestones to add that special sparkle, fluffy feathers, flowers, a butterfly, loads of ribbon, and more. While she uses her imagination to come up with her designs, she’ll also develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, making this gift functional and fun.

Magic Mixies Cauldron

Magic Mixies Cauldron

Magic Mixies Cauldron

If she’s into magic and make-believe, she’s sure to love the idea of creating her very own pet with a special potion. This unique gift includes all the necessary ingredients she needs to mix up that magic spell. Once she adds everything to the cauldron, she can use the magic wand to finish the spell and see what creature she’ll create. The Magic Mixie reacts to touch and responds to the wand, making over 50 sounds and reactions that translate into lots of interactive fun.

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Digital Camera

Get her a camera that’s her very own, so she won’t keep grabbing for your phone. Let her take her own pics and record her own videos with this 1080P digital camera. It comes with 15 fun photo frames and 7 filters to add creative extras to her favorite photos. Plus, the durable shockproof design makes it a perfect match for young kids, holding up to drops and knocks. It comes with a lanyard, 32GB SD card, card reader, charging cable, and manual, so she’ll have everything she needs to start her first photoshoot.

What Should Darla Do? Book

What Should Darla Do? Book

What Should Darla Do? Book

The choose-your-own-adventure style of this book helps kids make decisions and learn how their choices affect the outcome. In this story, Darla wants to go to Mars, but she needs to go through several different situations before she can accomplish her goal. Girls will likely recognize some of the scenarios that Darla faces, and depending on their choices, they can uncover eight different stories. The various options make this one book that she will certainly want you to read over and over again.

Purse Friend And Charm

Purse Friend And Charm

Purse Friend And Charm

She can carry all of her essentials in this fun reversible-sequin purse that flips from silver to purple with each stroke. The changing colors are actually pretty irresistible and can even help her reduce stress when she needs to. The set also comes with a cute unicorn charm and an adorable stuffed animal that measures over 12 inches long. She’ll love to hug and squeeze her new plush pal and can carry it around in the tote when she’s on the go.

Glow In The Dark Puzzle

Glow In The Dark Puzzle

Glow In The Dark Puzzle

Puzzles are always a fun gift that provides lots of learning benefits like problem-solving, fine motor skills, and spatial awareness. But, this unicorn puzzle from Mudpuppy kicks things up a notch with its vibrant colors and special glow-in-the-dark feature. It’s a great puzzle to do with friends or family or even work solo. The100 piece puzzle gives five-year-old girls the perfect challenge, showcasing stunning artwork. And after they complete the puzzle, girls will love to shut off the lights and watch it glow.

Mermaid Tail Blanket

Mermaid Tail Blanket

Mermaid Tail Blanket

She can snuggle up and stay warm while acting out some of her favorite under-the-sea adventures with this mermaid tail blanket. The back is open, so girls can easily get in and out of it but still stay super cozy thanks to the warm, plush material. The blanket comes in a bunch of different colors, including pink, green, blue, purple, and more. Plus, it also comes with a pretty mermaid pendant she can wear.

Rush Hour STEM game

Rush Hour STEM game

Rush Hour STEM game

The ThinkFun family brings you another addictively entertaining game filled with ways for kids to sharpen all sorts of skills. Rush Hour Jr. brings you a kid-friendly version of the original hit game. Forty challenge cards set the stage for using reasoning and logical thinking to help the ice cream truck make it through traffic. It features four levels of play ranging from easy to super hard, so you can increase the challenge as needed to keep things interesting.

Chef’s Little Helper

Chef's Little Helper

Chef's Little Helper

Imaginative play and real-world skills meet with this Deluxe Chef Set that lets her become the queen of the kitchen. She can whip up some pretend culinary creations or help out mom or dad with a baking or cooking project. She’ll certainly look the park with the cute, polka-dot patterned apron and oven mitts with matching chef hat. The rolling pin, wooden spoon, cookie cutters, and measuring spoons provide some of the perfect starter accessories to try out recipes in the included cookbook.

Scooter

Scooter

Scooter

Keep things active with the Jupiter LED Light-Up Scooter that features over 100 integrated LEDs along the stem and deck. The wheels also light up, which provides the added features of safety and visibility. The wide deck makes this scooter stable, and the adjustable handlebar ensures you can set it to the perfect height for the rider. It also folds easily, making it a breeze to grab it and go when they’re ready to ride.

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Hatchimals By The Dozen

Hatchimals By The Dozen

Hatchimals By The Dozen

This carton of cute Hatchimal creatures includes 12 food-inspired characters, including Soda Pop Puppits and Hot Dog Pengualas. The set includes 8 characters that still need to hatch and 4 that are already out and ready to play. Hatchimals fans will love this gift and undoubtedly be excited to add these new friends to their collection. To crack open an egg, all she needs to do is press on it gently with her thumb to reach the pet inside.

Build A Fort

Build A Fort

Build A Fort

Kids often have a great time pulling together different furniture pieces to build a fort in the den. But then, all your furniture is under blankets and sheets. Instead, get them this fort-building kit so they can create even more amazing structures that can become forts, castles, houses, and anything else they can dream up. It’s a great way to learn about engineering, as children can connect the 120 pieces in a variety of ways to build a new creation every time.

Toolset

Toolset

Toolset

If she’s always wanting to help out with DIY projects, start teaching her how to use the tools. This set of pretend tools is a great way for her to learn the proper techniques of how to handle multiple tools safely. They’re also a great way to engage in pretend play, practice hand-eye coordination, and develop fine motor skills. The set includes a pretend electric chainsaw, drill, electric jigsaw, various bits, a hammer, and more. She’ll also get a construction hat, safety goggles, mask, and earmuffs, so she knows how important safety is from the start.

Playhouse Tent

Playhouse Tent

Playhouse Tent

This charming tent makes the perfect playhouse, picnic place, or reading nook for young girls. It’s spacious, measuring 47 inches long, 39 inches wide, and 55 inches tall. This size makes it large enough for her to lounge in and rest when she needs a break or invite friends for a tea party. The tent also features easy, tool-free assembly, so she can start playing and pretending in no time at all.

Rocket Launcher

Rocket Launcher

Rocket Launcher

Kids are fascinated by the idea of outer space, visiting far-off planets, and of course, rocket ships. Girls will love to launch these foam rockets into the air, taking turns guessing how far and how high they’ll go. It’s a great way to introduce testing out theories and ideas, plus it gets kids outside and active. The set includes three rockets and three stunt planes, so she can play with friends and build social skills as she gets ready for blastoff.

Karaoke Microphone

Karaoke Microphone

Karaoke Microphone

Get ready for the concert of the century when she starts to sing her heart out with this Bluetooth karaoke microphone. Singing is a great outlet for self-expression, creativity, and building confidence. The microphone connects to various smart devices so she can sing along with her favorite tunes. She can also adjust it to one of four different magic sounds to disguise her voice. The built-in battery lasts for about 5 hours and can recharge in 3 hours.

Crayola Artist Case

Crayola Artist Case

Crayola Artist Case

Is the person you’re shopping for a budding artist or the next Frida Kahlo? Give her the gift that can help her pursue her artistic dreams and show off her creative flair anywhere she goes. The Crayola Artist Case has 140 ways for her to paint, draw, and color her dreams to life. In the vibrant-colored case she’ll get 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 15 large pieces of paper, and 15 washable markers.

Customizable RC Jeep

Customizable RC Jeep

Customizable RC Jeep

Girls like cars and trucks, too, so don’t skip the RC aisle when you’re toy shopping. This purple remote-control jeep is sure to keep her on her toes with its turbo boost function. Have her test out some challenging courses on various terrains; the large, off-road tires can handle it. Or she can race against friends as they take turns guessing who will be the next winner. She’ll also love to customize her vehicle with the included sticker sheet, and the truck is big enough to accommodate a 10-inch doll.

Ring Accessories Case

Ring Accessories Case

Ring Accessories Case

Five-year-old girls love to add some bling to their look, and fun jewelry is always a way to add some extra style. She’ll love opening up this pink gift box full of 24 unique rings featuring colorful and cute designs. There’s a sunflower, butterfly, heart, and many, many more, all adjustable to fit little fingers. And, the nickel-free material keeps them skin-safe and easy to clean. These fun rings would also make great party favors or stocking stuffers.

Kindergarten Here I Come

Kindergarten Here I Come

Kindergarten Here I Come

Help her get ready for one of the biggest milestones of her life — the first day of kindergarten (or the first day of school). Books are a great gift for kids of any age, but they’re especially meaningful when they help children deal with personal situations. Kindergarten, Here I Come! By D.J. Steinberg is a delightfully-illustrated storybook that introduces an array of relatable school experiences through a lighthearted poem. It’s a great way to help her feel at ease and spark conversation about the big day or any school-related worries.

The Best Toys & Gifts For 5 Year Old Girls [Buyer’s Guide]

Five years old is an amazing age. Kids start to gain so much more independence, their personalities shine through, and you can really start having some interesting conversations together. Being five is just fun, plain and simple.
 
Children are able to do a lot more when they’re five than they could before. By five, kids can handle a lot more types of physical and cognitive challenges. Plus, they can also start to express themselves and how they’re feeling in a more articulate way.
 
STEM toys are more abundant at this age, as are various art kits, outdoor toys, and sports equipment. But, the choices don’t stop there. The first step in finding the perfect gift for a five-year-old is to narrow it down to a category. Here are some of the most popular ones to help get you started.

Art-Based Kits And Craft Sets

Opportunities for self-expression and creativity are essential for well-rounded development. By five, girls can handle a lot more types of arts and craft kits. Whether it’s making a beaded necklace or painting on scribble pals, girls can discover their own sense of style.
 
Plus, working with various art-based tasks helps reinforce a variety of skills, including fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. If the five-year-old in your life is an aspiring artist, she’ll love the Crayola Artist Case. She can carry it around with her anywhere she goes so she can create whenever inspiration strikes.
 
Creating their own masterpieces is also a great way for kids to build self-confidence. This is a perfect time to make sure young girls learn that they are strong, capable, and amazing. This is what makes the I Am Confident Coloring Book such a great gift for this age.

STEM Toys

Building a giant fort, playing with a toy cash register, or engaging in a science experiment are all examples of STEM-based activities. Anything that helps teach kids concepts involving science, technology, math, or engineering fits in this category. Sometimes, kids are having so much fun with these types of toys they don’t even realize how much they’re learning.
 
STEM toys are also great ways for five-year-olds to work on problem-solving skills, learn about cause-and-effect, and tap into their natural curiosity. Kids will have a blast interacting with the rechargeable RC Robot or playing the Rush Hour game with friends. Building sets are also excellent options in this category.
 
One thing that is key when choosing a STEM toy is to make sure it challenges a child without being over their head. If something is beyond their level of understanding, they’re more apt to get frustrated instead of engaged. The result would likely be that they get turned off to the idea of science, math, or certain other subjects.

Fashion And Beauty

There’s a famous Broadway song titled I Enjoy Being A Girl, and that’s exactly what this category celebrates. Let five-year-olds explore their budding sense of style with fun outfits and jewelry accessory sets. 
 
Skin-safe, washable cosmetic sets also let girls experiment with make-up in a low-key way. (And it keeps them out of mom’s make-up bag). Kids are likely starting kindergarten at this age too, so a fun backpack is sure to make her smile.
 
These types of gifts are lots of fun for girls this age, but balance it with a variety of toys from other categories.

Fantasy-Inspired Toys

Mermaids, unicorns, magical creatures, oh my! Five-year-olds still love engaging in pretend play, especially the more whimsical variety. It’s a fantastic way to develop social skills, cooperation, communication abilities, and more.
 
Pretend play also helps foster creativity and imagination, which keeps kids from getting bored. Kids are also starting to gain a better grasp of what they hear in stories, see in movies, and read in books. So, fantasy-inspired play enables them to put themselves into these different worlds.

Outdoor Sports

Five-year-olds not only want to go faster for longer, but they also have the ability to. Therefore, anything that can allow them to expend energy in an age-appropriate way is a definite win. Children this age have more coordination and physical skills, so give them toys that can encourage these pursuits.
 
Scooters or trikes that can adjust as children grow are great at this age. You’ll also find fun finds like the Hover Soccer Ball and adjustable jump ropes that can keep up with active, growing kids.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Q: How do I get the right size scooter or bike for a five-year-old?

 

A: Most bikes and scooters feature a manufacturer’s recommended sizing chart. Using your child’s height, you can compare it to this chart to choose the ideal size. However, many bikes and scooters feature adjustable handlebars, and bikes can come with adjustable seats.
 
Selecting an option that has this feature can better ensure a proper fit, plus they’ll grow with your child. Then, you won’t have to go buy a new one for a while.  
 
Q: How do I know I’m choosing a gift my five-year-old will love?
 
A: Sticking to playsets, art kits, or interactive toys are relatively safe bets for a five-year-old gift. But, it depends on the individual child. 
 
Luckily, a five-year-old can tell you what they like and don’t like, so this makes things a bit easier. Plus, young children still just love the thrill of getting a present.  
 
Q: Can a five-year-old play outside alone?
 
A: By five or six years old, most kids are able to play outside solo, but you need to use common sense. This doesn’t mean you should let kids go running around the neighborhood by themselves or with friends at this age.
 
What this means is by 5 or 6, a child can play in their backyard while you have eyes on them through a window. Or, you can check on them every so often as they’re playing in a fenced-in yard. But, make sure the yard is safe, the gate locked, and that you have a way to keep tabs on them.
 
Also, think about the child. Some children are less of a risk-taker than others, others are more impulsive. Think about your child’s personality and decide if they’re ready to handle a few minutes of outdoor solo play.
 

Conclusion: The Best Gift For A 5-Year Old Girl

Honestly, you can’t go wrong if you stick with something in one of these categories. But, first things first, think about the intended gift recipient and what their interests are.
 
Then, pursue these categories to find something that fits those unique interests. For kids that love art and getting hands-on, colorful modeling clay might be the ultimate present. If she’s more into music, then she might prefer the Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone. 
 
For the outdoor lover with a huge imagination, a scooter and walkie-talkies might be all she needs to go on a top-secret mission.  Just keep her likes in mind, scroll through our list, and you’ll be wrapping up that perfect gift in no time.

Top 50 Toys & Gifts For 5 Year Old Girls