Top Birthday Gifts for the 5-Year-Old on Your List

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We have to admit, shopping for a birthday gift for a five-year-old might just be our favorite. They totally appreciate the gifts they receive and bonus, they are able to play with them on their own. We polled our parent-editors for their top picks and you’ll find building toys, books about the world around you and even a sweet treat that turns into a garden activity.


Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit Lakeshore Learning

Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit

$27 BUY NOW

Help your child build a piggy bank, train and more. The kit includes smooth pine pieces, a lightweight hammer, nails, glue, a ruler and a guide with instructions for all the projects you can make.


LEGO

LEGO Ice Cream Truck Police Chase

$31.99 BUY NOW

This LEGO City set is full of interactive features like the LEGO splat launcher and crook-catching device.


Hey Clay Animals

$20 BUY NOW

Easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-use modeling clay allows little ones to manipulate shapes into farm animals or wherever their imagination takes them.


Follies

$129 BUY NOW

Your little one’s imagination will run wild with this building set where they can build, draw and then start all over again!


Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit

$8 BUY NOW

Will this require a bit of extra work (like sourcing six mini cake pans?) Yes. But for a kid who loves baking and bright surprises, it’ll be beyond worth it.


OUTREE Kids Pod Swing Seat

$38 BUY NOW

For blossoming readers, a special place to call their own is in order. This dangling nook can be hung indoors or out and comes in a variety of color combos.


Blooming Lollipops Grow Kit

$44 BUY NOW

How much do we love this idea? A LOT. Your birthday kid gets to eat the sucker and then they plant the stick to make flowers grow!


Paint-by-Stickers: Dogs

$10 BUY NOW

You’ll love this easy (and not-messy) way to keep the kids entertained in the car, a restaurant or on an airplane.


Kid-Sized CamelBak Hydration Backpack

$40 BUY NOW

Get the kids carrying their own water and gear from a young age (you won’t regret it). This backpack is the perfect size for a weekend hike and they can stash all their “treasures” in the zippered compartment so you don’t come home with a pocket full of rocks.


Smoko Souffle Pancake Ambient Light

$24 BUY NOW

Keep the bad dreams away with this too-cute light on their bedside table.


Personalized Alphabet Piggy Bank

$60 BUY NOW

It’s the perfect age to start learning about money! We love this one that’s clear, so it’s easy to watch their savings grow.


The Ultimate Book of Cities

$18 BUY NOW

Learn all about how cities work with this colorful book that’s loved by every five-year-old we know.


Kick Razor Scooter

$50 BUY NOW

It’s time to move from that three-wheeler to a big kid version. Durable and affordable, your kindergartner will enjoy this for years to come

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