The 36 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Old Girls of 2023

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Best Gifts for 5-Year-Old Girls

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Choosing a gift for a 5-year-old is always a fun task. Five-year-olds have wide-ranging interests, from stuffed animals to STEM toys and arts and crafts to sports equipment. The best gifts for 5-year-olds celebrate their natural independent streak, from games with kid-friendly instructions to art projects that don’t require parental supervision.

Five-year-olds love to learn, so gifts that spark a new interest or develop a new skill are naturally a good idea. Playful gifts that inspire active outdoor play and foster girls’ developing balance and coordination skills are another great option. 

When reviewing gifts for 5-year-olds, we considered developmental milestones, design, safety, and versatility. We also looked for gifts that foster independence, learning, and playfulness—three of the traits most commonly associated with 5-year-olds. 

Based on our reviews, these are the best gifts for 5-year-old girls on the market today. 

Razor Jr. Lil' Kick Scooter

Razor Jr. Lil' Kick Scooter

Walmart

This lightweight, three-wheeled kick scooter is our top pick for growing girls. The extra-wide, slip-resistant deck helps new riders maintain their balance while riding independently for the first time. Made with wide urethane wheels for stability, the Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick gives kids a smooth, comfortable ride as they learn to balance and steer the stand-alone scooter.

This scooter comes in pink and blue and is made for kids up ages three and up, with a maximum weight of 45 pounds. 

Price at time of publication: $40

Gaiam Kids Funny Faces Stay n Play Ball

Gaiam Kids Funny Faces Stay n Play Ball

Courtesy of Gaiam

Sized just right for kids, this cute ball makes sitting fun and encourages a healthy posture. The built-in no-roll stabilizing legs keep the ball in place when not in use. Choose between four colors; each has a cute funny face. 

Price at time of publication: $20

Rockets of Awesome Clothing Subscription

Your kiddo will love taking the Rockets of Awesome quiz and then receiving their very own box full of clothes that are just to their liking. Perfect for kids or parents who don’t like shopping in person, this subscription service delivers the clothes right to you.

Price at time of publication: Prices vary based on item and quantity in your subscription

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set

Amazon

Dreaming big is easy with this 100-piece set of magnetic building blocks. Perfect for open-ended fun, there are enough STEM blocks to play alone or with the whole family.

Price at time of publication: $48

Klee Naturals 4 PC Makeup Up Kits with Compacts (Garden Fairy)

Luna Star Naturals Klee Kids 4 PC Makeup Up Kits with Compacts (Garden Fairy)

Courtesy of Klee Naturals

Little divas will love their own makeup kit. Complete with two lip shimmers, a blush, eyeshadow, and application brushes, the makeup is all non-toxic and made specifically for kids’ sensitive skin. The set can be used to take dress-up play to another level.

Price at time of publication: $28

Little Likes Kids Fun Outside Floor Puzzle

Little Likes Kids Fun Outside Floor Puzzle

Courtesy of Amazon

Made by a Black-owned business, this 48-piece puzzle features original artwork that represents diversity and families of different races and ethnicities. Sized just right for little hands, many 5-year-olds can do this puzzle alone.

Price at time of publication: $16

Tooth Brigade Gift Set

Tooth Brigade Gift Set

Courtesy of Tooth Brigade

Wiggly teeth will probably start around age 5. Ease any concerns and build excitement with this gift set. The book tells the story of three creatures that help the tooth fairy, while the pillow has a cute spot for teeth, money, or prizes.

Price at time of publication: $40

Bearaby Weighted Blankets

Bearaby weighted blanket

Courtesy of West Elm

Designed for comfy naps and calm nights, this 8-pound weighted blanket is made of organic cotton. Crafted by highly skilled knitters, the blanket’s weight is evenly distributed for a cozy sleep. Aside from being super comfy, weighted blankets can also help your tot sleep better, lessen anxiety, and provide a sweet sense of calm.

Price at time of publication: Starting at $149

Butteryfly Craze Daisy Flower Plush Floor Pillow

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Courtesy of Walmart

Create your girl’s very own cozy corner with a 35-inch diameter flower floor pillow. Pick between five colors and your little one will love reading, playing, or jumping around on their own flower floor pillow.

Price at time of publication: $51

Little Poppy Hair Bows

Little Poppy Hair Bows

Courtesy of Little Poppy

Lovely hair accessories will arrive monthly with this unique hair bow subscription service. Choose the right sized ribbon for your sweetie’s head and each month they’ll get their very own package of bows. Stop the subscription when you’re all stocked up. 

Price at time of publication: Starting at $18 each month per year

Melissa & Doug Goodie Tutus Dress Up Set

Melissa & Doug Goodie Tutus Dress Up Set

Courtesy of Melissa & Doug

Your little performer will be obsessed with these shimmery skirts that are designed for kiddos between 3 and 6 years old. You can stock up the dress-up bin in one click with this set that includes four different tutus. Each has a comfy elastic waist and is well made for years of play.

Price at time of publication: $32

Loog 3-String Guitar

Loog 3-String Guitar

Courtesy of Loog

The littlest rocker can learn to strum on this three-string guitar that’s perfectly sized for tiny hands. Ready to play right out of the box, the guitar also comes with flashcards with chord diagrams and access to the Loog Guitar app for video lessons, a tuner, and a digital songbook.

Price at time of publication: $89

Crayola Bath Bomb Bucket

Crayola Bath Bomb Bucket

Courtesy of Crayola

Bath time just got a lot more colorful. Simply drop one of the eight bath bombs into warm water and watch the bomb fizz as it dissolves and colors the bath.

Price at time of publication: $7

Calico Critters Cozy Cottage Starter Home

Calico Critters Cozy Cottage Starter Home

Amazon

Ready for fun right out of the box, Calico Critters encourage imaginative play and are suitable alone or with a buddy. The set includes the starter house and over 15 pieces of furniture, figures, and accessories.

Price at time of publication: $38

Kid Made Modern My First Jewelry Kit

Kid Made Modern My First Jewelry Kit

Open up a world of creativity with this perfectly sized set that features more than 100 pieces for endless jewelry creation. All the components are large and easy to grasp, so kiddos will develop fine motor skills as they create their masterpieces.

Price at time of publication: $30

totes Kid's Clear Bubble Umbrella

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totes Clear Bubble Umbrella

Courtesy of Amazon

Kids will love carrying their very own child-sized umbrella on a rainy day. The clear plastic bubble dome-style enables them to see where they’re going—a huge plus!

Price at time of publication: $17

Bling 2O Glam Lash Goggles

Bling 2O Glam Lash Goggles

Courtesy of Bling 2O

Stand out in style at the pool or beach with these fun glam goggles. Crafted with a latex-free silicone strap, they are easy to adjust and the lashes add glamour!

Price at time of publication: $19

Gabby's Dollhouse Purrfect Dollhouse Playset

Purrfect Dollhouse Playset

Target

For the "Gabby's Dollhouse" lover in your life, this cat-shaped dollhouse offers a working Cat-A-Vator, four floors, seven rooms, two figurines, and lots of play furniture for endless fun.

Price at time of publication: $60

LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe

LeapFrog Magic Adventures Globe

Amazon

This interactive globe is perfect for little adventurers. With educational facts and unique games, your child will be learning all about geography in no time flat.

Price at time of publication: $90

Play Doh Make n Style My Little Pony Kit

Play Doh Make n Style My Little Pony Kit

Amazon

This kit comes with four molds to create different types of ponies, down to their cutie marks and tails.

Price at time of publication: $12

Play-Doh Slime Cosmic Mix 'n Squish

Play-Doh Slime Cosmic Mix 'n Squish

Target

Kids love making slime and this kit has everything they need. It not only comes with the ingredients to make the slime but also mix ins to make it their own. It's a fun DIY activity that they can play with after.

Price at time of publication: $16

LEGO Disney Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana's Storybook Adventures

LEGO Disney Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Tiana's Storybook Adventures

Amazon

Kids can put together this collapsable story book kingdom, featuring some of their favorite Disney characters. And the best part? It folds up for a perfect cleanup.

Price at time of publication: $25

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

Amazon

Even if it's cold out, kids can bring the ice cream parlor to your house! Serve up delicious "treats" with the wooden pieces, and even practice counting with the play money.

Price at time of publication: $65

Bauble Bar Favorite Things Kids Pisa Bracelet Set

Bauble Bar Favorite Things Kids Pisa Bracelet Set

Bauble Bar

You may shop Bauble Bar for yourself to score trendy jewlery, and now it's available for your mini. This beaded bracelet set features beloved motifs like unicorns, shooting stars, and rainbows. Your kids can stack them to create an arm party or even share one with a pal as a "friendship bracelet."

Price at time of publication: $25

iHome Disney Princess Karaoke Machine Disney Princess Karaoke Machine

iHome Disney Princess Karaoke Machine Disney Princess Karaoke Machine

Target

For the little musician in your family! This karaoke machine allows you to have a Disney singalong all day long by connecting to a variety of curated playlists.

Price at time of publication: $60

Lego Friends Forest Waterfall Building Kit

Lego Friends Forest Waterfall Building Kit

Amazon

With 93 pieces, your kid will be kept busy for a while-—and feel super-confident when they're able to assemble it all by themselves. Once they're done building, there's tons of playtime options.

Price at time of publication: $10

Super Smalls Kids Make It Super DIY Bead Kit

Super Smalls Kids Make It Super DIY Bead Kit

Nordstrom

Your 5-year-olds next playdate just got more crafty. Whip out this beading kit to entertain the kids for a few hours. It features tons of trendy, colorful beads for them to make friendship necklaces or bracelets.

Price at time of publication: $49

NINE CUBE Kids Camera

NINE CUBE Kids Camera

Amazon

Let your child snap photos to their heart's content with this digital camera! It comes preloaded with fun photo filters and frames (so they'll stop asking to play with your Snapchat!) and comes with a 32GB memory card. The rechargable battery means it's easy to use for hours of fun.

Price at time of publication: $30

Just Play Turning Red Many Moods of Mei Plush

Just Play Turning Red Many Moods of Mei Plush

Amazon

This adorable Mei plush changes mood just as quickly as the character in the film! Squeeze her tummy and she'll growl, press her paw and she reminds you to stay zen. It's a fun toy that'll inspire many imaginative play scenes, and help your child identify and speak about their emotions.

Price at time of publication: $27

Squishmallows Maui The Pineapple 16 Inch Plush

Squishmallows 16" Maui The Pineapple

Amazon

It's a giant, soft pineapple! How can your child not love it? It's perfectly snuggly, and is the right size to act as a pillow when your little one nods off. If you want a bigger option, it also comes in a 20-inch version.

Price at time of publication: $25

Great Pretenders Color-a-Cape Princess

Great Pretenders Color-a-Cape Princess

Maisonette

This cape is totally customizeable—your child can color in the large castle, princess, and unicorn themed designs however she chooses! Plus, it's made with a soft satin lining and stays secure with a velcro closing. And if you color it with the machine washable markers (included), you can wash it and do it all again!

Price at time of publication: $25

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box

PinkSheep Little Girl Jewel Rings in Box

Amazon

From shiny jewels to mystical mermaid tails, this jewelry box has a ring for everyone. The band on each ring is adjustable so it'll fit even the smallest fingers. Your child can stack them, or share them—but don't be surprised if she wants them all for herself!

Price at time of publication: $12

Polly Pocket Unicorn Forest Compact Playset

Polly Pocket Unicorn Forest Compact Playset

Target

This compact kit is perfect for taking Polly Pockets on the go. It folds up with all it's pieces and even comes with a carrying strap, so your child can take Polly in the car or to the park. Plus, the quaint pieces will inspire your little one to come up with all sorts of scenarios.

Price at time of publication: $13

Sulwe

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o

Amazon

This stunning picture book encourages kids to love the skin they're in through a beautiful story about self acceptance.

Price at time of publication: $16

Creative Kids Miracle GRO My First Root Viewer

Creative Kids Miracle GRO My First Root Viewer

Amazon

This gardening kit comes with a clear planter so kids can see their garden come to life! They can even personalize the container with stickers and markers to make it a truly one-of-a-kind experience. They'll be so entranced by the spreading roots that they won't even realize they're learning STEM concepts, practicing responsibility, and developing fine motor skills.

Price at time of publication: $25

MindWare Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs

MindWare Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs

Kohl's

This set comes with 12 dinosaur eggs that your child can excavate themselves. Using the included chisel (and handy excavation guide) your little one can go to work uncovering what dinosaur lays within. Just be sure to lay down some newspaper—it can get messy!

Price at time of publication: $26

What to Look for in Gifts for 5-Year-Old Girls

Playfulness

Gifts that involve sparkles, sensory details, dress-up, pretend play, or fantasy tend to wow 5-year-old girls. Stuffed animals, games, child-friendly makeup, books, and STEM toys are also a big hit. Active toys like soccer balls, hula hoops, or scooters also make a big impression.

Independence

Five-year-old girls tend to see themselves as "big kids." So they'll love items that they can use independently. Pick gifts geared to their age, with instructions they can figure out with minimal help. Choose books appropriate for their reading level. If you get clothing or shoes, pick something your 5-year-old gift recipient can put on and off without assistance.

Learning

Preschoolers and kindergarteners love to learn. So, foster new interests and talents and introduce new concepts by giving the 5-year-old in your life something that broadens their horizons or sparks a new passion. Try STEM toys, building sets, DIY projects, musical instruments, and encyclopedia-type books on topics you think they'll love.

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Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, a 7-year-old son, and a 3-year-old daughter. She keeps a secret space in her basement closet for last-minute gifts. Outdoor toys and art kits are her go-to gifts since they have a wide appeal. Her kids are super active and love any toy that can be played with outside. They are currently setting new pogo stick records every day!

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