The Best Toys and Gifts For 5-Year-Olds That Won't Disappoint
The 5-year-old aka kindergartener on your list is now a little kid and you still want to get them the best toys for the holidays or the perfect birthday gifts. Somehow, moving into kindergarten helps kids express themselves more than ever before, so finding unique gifts that help them build on the skills they are learning at school can also help them express themselves even more. Plus, this year, getting a new toy brings some much needed joy to everyone's life. In our opinion, the only thing better than receiving a great gift is giving one. From concentration games and practical gifts to camping sets and educational toys, there's something on this list for every 5-year-old girl and boy you know. We're loving the cool bicycles and skateboards, the fun artistic toys, and the outdoor toys they'll love to use all the time.
Keep shopping our favorite toys and gifts ideas for the 5-year-old on your list.
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— Additional reporting by Kate Schweitzer
Best Family Board Game For Five Year Old: Candyland The Disney Theme Park Edition Game
If they're obsessed with games, this nostalgic Candyland The Disney Theme Park Edition Game ($25) now has a Disney twist, and they'll be obsessed with playing this fun version. Ride the train to the whirling tea cups, pirate ship, and the It's a Small World Ride, among others!
Best Craft Project For Five Year Old: Perler Sunny Days Bright Color Fuse Bead Bucket
Looking to kill some time? The timeless Perler Sunny Days Bright Color Fuse Bead Bucket ($10), with its 5,500 assorted beads and three peg boards, is sure to lead to many afternoons of focused creative fun. It also comes with reusable ironing paper, so they can save their favorite designs.
Great Introductory Gift For Five Year Old: Cubcoats
The Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope ($32) isn't a toy telescope – it's a real working one that's made with junior explorers in mind! The focus-free telescope features two extra-large eyepieces made to fit little faces for quick, easy, frustration-free viewing every time.
Complete Doll Set For Five Year Old: Disney Villains Black and Brights Collection
If you feel like spoiling the kid in your life, there's no way to go wrong with this Disney Villains Black and Brights Collection ($55, originally $69). These collectible dolls will be beloved, and if they already have princess dolls, this will round out their collection.
Best Cooperative Board Game For Five Year Old: Outfoxed!
Outfoxed! ($28) is a five-and-up cooperative whodunit board game, and because it requires working together to collectively win, there's virtually no chance of sibling squabbling. It's a two to four player game, and also has instructions in Spanish, so everyone can get in on the fun.
Best Bike With Training Wheels For Five Year Old: Huffy Star Wars: The Mandalorian Bike
This Huffy Star Wars: The Mandalorian Bike ($98) will be their favorite thing they get this year. It's so cool! Any Star Wars fan will be obsessed, and we love that the training wheels are removable, so when they get comfortable enough, they can have a proper two-wheeler.
Best Costume For Five Year Old: Elsa Snow Queen Costume
They won't want to take off this Elsa Snow Queen Costume ($30). It'll be their everyday uniform. Whether you want to shop for Halloween coming up, or know a child that prefers to sleep in costume, this will be a beloved gift.
Best Educational Toy For Five Year Old: Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light
This Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid ($25) is so cool, we kind of want one for ourselves. It teaches kids about biology and growing plants by day, and they can see their hard work pay off at night.
Best Candy Gift For Five Year Old: Thames & Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab
Um, we want this Thames & Kosmos Rainbow Gummy Candy Lab ($10, originally $20) for ourselves. It's the right combination of science and candy, and we love it all. They can create their own gummy candy, and then eat it! It has cherry, raspberry, banana, and vanilla flavors.
Great Gift For Indoor Activities For Five Year Old: Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art
The Made By Me Create Your Own Window Art ($12, originally $14) is the perfect activity that will keep kids entertained for hours. If it's raining or an early morning, they'll love playing with this. There are also Halloween and unicorn themed kits if they love a theme.
Great For For Five Year Old Music Lovers: FAO Schwarz Floor Piano Dance Mat
FAO Schwarz is officially back, and what better way to re-introduce the brand to your family than with this fun, large FAO Schwartz Floor Piano Dance Mat ($120). You'll have just as much fun playing with this as they will.
A Gift For Five Year Old the Whole Family Can Enjoy: Let's Go! Wireless Karaoke Microphone
If they're dreaming of being a musician, gift them this Let's Go! Wireless Karaoke Microphone with Bluetooth Speaker ($15-$18). It'll make for a fun night in for the whole family, not just your budding popstar or country music icon. Plus, it has an echo and voice changing effect, so they can have fun while they sing.
Best Skateboard For Five Year Old: SkateXS Skateboards For Kids
This SkateXS Beginner Complete Skateboard For Kids ($114, originally $134) is made of high-performance bamboo and is engineered specifically for little kids! The company's beginner board is tailor-made for skaters ages 5 to 7. Plus, there are so many cool designs to choose from, and they can even customize the wheels.
Best Figurine Toy For Five Year Old: Little Live Pets - Sparkles My Dancing Unicorn
They'll want to dance along with this cute Little Live Pets - Sparkles My Dancing Unicorn ($16). It's pink, cute, and such a fun little figure that lights up and dances. There are three different characters, Sparkles, Sugardust, or Butterbow, and you can collect them all!
Most Useful Gift For Five Year Old: Cubcoats
The perfect mash-up gift for a toddler, Cubcoats ($15, originally $45) are cuddly plush toys that unzip into an adorable hoodie. Whether they need a new stuffed animal, a jacket, or both, this is a great toy. It comes in a couple of different styles, so there are options to choose from.
An Innovative Gift For Five Year Old: Clixo Crew Pack
Clixo Crew Pack ($40, originally $45) are flexible shapes that attach to each other with magnets to build endless amount of objects. The pack includes two spinners and 28 other pieces. The collection is lightweight, easy to travel with and doesn't require any batteries, just a whole lot of imagination.
An Interactive Toy For Five Year Old: Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
The Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope ($34, originally $55) will help your little one to learn kid-friendly facts about nature straight from Bindi Irwin, whose voice speaks from the microscope. There are also options to choose from preferred languages, and you can pick either English, Spanish, French, and German, or English, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. It doesn't get much better than this.
A Great Kindergarden Prep Gift For Five Year Old: Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set
Make sure your child is challenged with the Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set ($11). Since they're about to start school, this is an awesome selection. This also makes for an excellent stocking stuffer, since it's relatively compact and affordable.
Great For For Five Year Olds Who Love Cars: Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track Set
The Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track Set ($70, originally $124) is always an epic gift. After they put it together, they can spend hours racing all their cars. If you're looking for a gift that will keep them entertained for hours, and will have them wide eyed upon opening it, this is the gift.
An Active Gift For Five Year Old: JoJo Siwa Circle Society Classic Adjustable Roller Skates
The JoJo Siwa Circle Society Classic Adjustable Indoor & Outdoor Childrens Roller Skates ($60) will be tons of fun. They can skate around all the time, and if they're obsessed with Jojo Siwa, this will be a beloved present. These skates come in rainbow as well as a heart motif.
A Window Art Gift For Five Year Old: Crayola Frozen 2 Window Clings
These Crayola Frozen 2 Window Clings ($6, originally $13) change colors when exposed to hot or cold temps — so cool. If they love Frozen, this is for them. It's also a great indoor toy, particularly when the temperature changes and it's too chilly to run around outside.
Great Gift For Five Year Old Collectors: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Neon Nightglow Egg Carton
These surprise Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Neon Nightglow 12-Pack Egg Carton ($33) are an Amazon exclusive! They'll want to collect every single one! These are glow in the dark, which they'll be obsessed with, and want to test out at night, or in a dark room.
Best Outdoor Gift For Five Year Old: Kids Camping Gear Set
If the only camping you'll be doing is in the backyard, or even in the living room, get your kids involved with this cute Kids Camping Gear Set ($33). It has everything they'll need to pretend like they're deep in the woods.
Best Bug Gift For Five Year Old: Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit
This Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit ($30, originally $42) has everything your curious child could want in an outdoor toy. It's a great way to both play and learn. It comes with binoculars, a butterfly net, a compass, bug and butterfly containers, and so much more.
A Great Book For Five Year Old: She Persisted
Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" ($10, originally $18) tells the story of 13 diverse women, including Harriet Tubman, Sonia Sotomayor, and Sally Ride, who helped change America through their tenacity, doing what was right despite overwhelming odds. The follow-up, "She Persisted Around the World" ($12), tells the story of 13 more game-changing women in the fields of science, the arts, sports, and activism.