42+ Best 5-Year-Old Gift Ideas: Great Toys for Five Year Olds

If you’re looking for great toys for five year olds, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’m talking about the best 5-year-old gift ideas!

Typically five year olds are in kindergarten and begin entering the world of peer influence.

Five year olds are also usually getting a bit more screen time than they did at earlier ages and will start to be influenced by commercials and catalogs that arrive in the mail.

Play is still very important at the age of five and developmentally the sky is basically the limit as to what they are able to play with and enjoy.

Gift giving hits a magical sweet spot between the ages of 5 and 8 where kids in this age range just love receiving presents, are super appreciative and excited about the presents, and are easy and fun to buy for!

I like to purchase toys that can go along with items I’ve previously purchased for my children.

It takes up less space and is much easier to clean up when sets can be stored together!

Many of my recommendations from previous gift guides will make wonderful gifts at this age as well so I highly recommend checking out all of my gift guides for each age:

But with that said, let’s check out the best 5-year-old gift ideas for girls and boys, and that both can enjoy!

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5-Year-Old Gift Ideas - Best Toys For a Five Year Old

This is a gift guide for both five year old girls and five year old boys as well as items that both genders will enjoy!

I have four children but currently have three kids who are five or older.

I have spent time going through all my old blog posts for each age and seeing what toys they received as gifts, which they loved best, and which have been continually enjoyed as they've gotten older (and have been passed down to siblings!).

Best Toys for 5 Year Old Boy or Girl

Gender neautral items are gifts I love to give and love when my kids receive because they can be enjoyed by all siblings together.

It is interesting to me how as my kids get older they are more likely to choose to play with more typical toys of the opposite sex.

While my five year old daughter probably won't be asking for Star Wars LEGOS for Christmas, she LOVES sitting in her big brother's bedroom with him and playing with his LEGOS together.

Of course all toys and books and games can be enjoyed by members of both sexes, I find it is easiest to break up these guides into gender specific sections!

The items in this portion are ones that are gender-neutral.

Gift Ideas for Five Year Old Boys

This section of the gift guide covers gift ideas for boys at the age of five.

It has been five years since I've had a five year old boy.

Many of these bring back fond memories and many are great suggestions of favorites from friends and Instagram followers with boys at this age!

Gift Ideas for Five Year Old Girls

Five year old girls are so fun and so into everything that it makes shopping for them so easy!

My current five year old does have an older sister so a lot of the things she loves and enjoys are influenced by her sister but she also has her own opinions too.

Pretend play is really at an all time high at this stage.

I hope this list helps knock off some gift ideas for the 5 year old in your life!

You can shop all of these items and more on my Amazon list here 🙂

Check out all my gift guides here:

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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