Deciding on what gift to get for someone can be a daunting task, but for a five-year-old girl, it can be especially difficult. They are now out of the toddler stage and about to start mainstream school. They may well have been attending a nursery where they will have been interacting and influenced by other children. It is fair to say that there is a vast number of gifts available, but only a certain number are suitable for the child you are buying for. Let us try to narrow down the list down to 10 practical gift options.
Tips for Buying Gifts for 5-Year-Old Girls
It is advisable not to make your choice based on what type of gift that you thought you liked when you were five. It is much easier if you know the child well as you will know what she likes and what her interests are. If you do not know her that well, ask her parents. There are so many children that when they open a gift, they might just discard it within a matter of minutes because it does not interest them.
Top Gifts for 5-year-old Girls
Asweets Tepee Tent
This indoor/outdoor tepee constructed from environmentally-friendly hard-wearing cotton is available in a choice of attractive designs. Russian wood is used to make the frame, which, since it comes from an extremely cold environment has the practical features of being strong and extremely safe when touched by children. Children love to create an individual play environment for make-believe. This tepee is large enough for two children and can fit many of their favorite toys. It is portable and includes a carrying case for storage or transportation.
Melissa & Doug Tops and Tights Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll set
Little girls love to dress up dolls and figures. This playset includes two double-sided wooden characters that have a magnetic coating and 56 items of clothes, shoes, handbags and other accessories that can fit the figures in many variations. This set also includes a fashionable zippered portfolio case for the budding fashion designer.
Insect Lore Butterfly Garden
The butterfly garden is a cylindrical mesh container in which the young enquiring mind can feed and nurture caterpillars and watch them grow into fabulous butterflies. The only slight negative with this gift is that the caterpillars need to be ordered separately with a voucher that is in the kit. Most 5-year old children want instant gratification, so it is worth ordering them beforehand. The other thing to keep in mind is that the caterpillars are only available at certain times of the year. Any child would enjoy the moment that butterflies start to appear.
GirlZone: Ultimate Art Set For Kids
This is a fabulous gift for any aspiring artist. The kit includes coloring pens, crayons, oil pastels, paints and coloring pencils in a sturdy carrying case that keeps everything organized. The kit also includes a rubber, sharpener, scissors, glue, stapler, and a ruler. With all this equipment there is no end to the type of artwork that any child can do and there is no reason it can last for many years.
Barbie Care Clinic Ambulance
Surely every 5-year-old girl loves gifts like Barbie. Supplying endless playing scenarios for any aspiring doctors this clinic vehicle easily converts from an ambulance to a fully equipped hospital on wheels. When converted it has three rooms. A waiting room with a couch and fish tank and a gift shop. A treatment room with an x-ray machine and a check-in stand with a swivel chair. The vehicle also has 20 added accessories to help make the storytelling realistic. It has medical equipment and even magazines for the waiting room and a teddy bear for the gift shop.
BEST LEARNING – I-Poster My World Interactive Map
This multi-award-winning interactive map helps to make learning fun. It will hang on a wall or placed on the floor as a play mat. By touching different countries whilst in different modes this map will inform the child of a wide array of facts such as flag population and landmarks. There is also a quiz mode that is useful for the child to evaluate her knowledge of over a thousand facts. This item educates on many levels, such as concentration, earth science problem solving and memory to name a few.
BEST LEARNING – My First Piano Book
This must be a gift that will allow hours of fun and entertainment for any budding entertainer. It is a piano, but it is the size of a book. It is not just a piano it is in fact 6 different musical instruments. The sound changes to simulate the sound of a flute, saxophone, harp, accordion, and guitar! The keyboard has twenty keys marked with colored numbers and letters. This allows the user to follow instructions to play along with several pre-recorded songs from a songbook. It is even possible to record your own musical masterpieces. Being the size of a book, this is a great item for use during travel.
Ice Queen Princess Deluxe Fancy Costume Snowflakes Train Dress
What 5-year-old does not like to dress up, especially as The Ice Queen. This costume produced in 100% polyester is comfortable to wear and can be hand washed and line dried. This fancy-dress kit is complete with sheer sleeves and organza cape with glittering snowflakes for that final magical touch. Included in the kit are an Elsa fairy crown, wand, gloves, and tiara.
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet
Today children even younger than five have a tablet close to the top of their wish list. This tablet, although having kids in mind has all the usual high specification technology found in more grown-up machines. With a sturdy kid’s proof case and a 2-year comprehensive guarantee, this will be safe even for the most accident-prone children. Included with this device is a year’s free subscription of Fire for Kids unlimited giving access to over 5000 popular apps that include games, audiobooks, and educational material. There are flexible parental monitoring controls to ensure that all content is suitable and safe.
TOP OVERALL PICK
We all like to think of little girls dressing up in costumes like the Ice Queen costume and indeed two of my five would love the idea. The Barbie ambulance would also be very appealing to two of them. There is one gift in this list that I think all of them would enjoy and have hours of fun and that is the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet. This tablet has access to so many applications it can suit all interests. Musical, art, creative, educational it fits the bill for everything. Being a fully resourced portable device, and easy to use when traveling or on holiday it would grow with the child and would have many years of use.
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