Gifts & Toys for 5 Year Olds – Tot Gift Guide

At five, life is all about finding adventure, learning how the world works and self-expression. From an interactive book & wand set that teaches kids a new language to a personalized Levi’s denim jacket to a giant wooden block set, we’ve got a whole list of gift ideas any five year old will love.

Gifts for 5 year olds

Around the age of five, children really start to get the hang of things, which is why we’re big fans of choosing gifts that help them use the skills they’ve been mastering while continuing to strengthen their muscles and minds.

 

Child Development at age 5

At five, a child’s balance is better. Their reasoning skills are more developed. They can mimic movements, shapes and words. They can also begin to express themselves more clearly. Whether that’s through music, fashion, art, sport or reading, a five year old can start showing their sense of humor, demonstrate their ability to sympathize and articulate what they’re passionate about.

They’re also much better at playing in a group or a one on one game with a friend instead of simply parallel playing. The imagination of a five year old is going full steam ahead so gifts that allow children to embrace their creativity and enable them to interact with the world around them is key.

While many five year olds want to seek out adventure in the backyard or driveway with friends, others may feel more comfortable inside or simply playing solo. No matter their preference on how they want to play or who they want to play with, we have both indoor and outdoor toys, clothing and crafting kits that cater for everyone.

 

Best Toys and Gifts for 5 year olds

Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or a birthday present for a five year old, here are some of our gift recommendations:

  • Bike
  • Yoga card memory game
  • Guitar
  • Color-In PJ set
  • Story scene + play people
  • Wooden outdoor building blocks
  • Literacy & numeracy set
  • Wooden workbench
  • Wooden role play sets
  • Scooter
  • Bedding Set
  • Balance board
  • Puzzle
  • Non-toxic play dough
  • Personalized denim jacket
  • Construction toys
  • Dentist toys
  • Doll house
  • Play kitchen
  • Books
  • Gardening kit
  • Wagon
  • The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Sets
  • The Tot Birthday Gift Sets

Scroll down to see the options we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below!

 

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Bike

 

Waking up to a classic Banwood bike will be a memory that sticks with both you and your child forever! Available in a range of colors, it’s the perfect first pedal bike!

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Green

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Bike

 

$349

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Banwood Bike Classic Helmet in Green

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Helmet

 

$49

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Mindful & Co. Kids Yoga Card Memory Game

 

Memory games are great because they help develop a child’s ability to focus and retain information. Yoga is important because it teaches mindfulness. That’s why we’re obsessed with the Mindful & Co. Kids Yoga Memory Card Game that combines both!

 

Mindful & Co Kids Yoga Memory Card Game

 

Mindful & Co. Kids Yoga Card Memory Game

 

$34.50

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Loog Guitars Acoustic Guitar

 

Loog Guitars Flash Cards

 

Complete with instructional flash cards, jamming out just got a whole lot cuter (and easier) thanks to this adorable acoustic guitar from Loog Guitars.

 

Loog Green Acoustic Guitar

Loog Guitars Acoustic Guitar

 

$129

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SELFIE CLOTHING CO. COLOR-IN PJ SETS

 

Not only are Selfie Clothing Co’s Color-In PJs super soft and cozy, they’re also interactive!! With a variety of prints available, like Christmas and Hanukkah, kids get to be part of the design by coloring them in!

 

Selfie Clothing Co Christmas

SELFIE CLOTHING CO. COLOR-IN PJ SET – CHRISTMAS

 

$38

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Selfie Clothing Co Hanukkah Pj Set

SELFIE CLOTHING CO. COLOR-IN PJ SET – HANUKKAH

 

$38

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Let Them Play Wooden Story Scene + Tree People

 

Let Them Play Story Scene Rainbow

 

Wonderful for encouraging small world play and big imaginations, this wooden set from Let Them Play will set the scene for hours of woodland adventures!

 

Let Them Play Story Scene Bundle

 

Let Them Play Story Scene – Bundle

 

$145

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Let Them Play Rainbow Tree People

 

Let Them Play Tree People – Rainbow

 

$24.50

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Guidecraft Outdoor Hollow Block Set

 

Guidecraft Outdoor Hollow Blocks

 

A great toy for budding engineers, the Wooden Hollow Block Set from Guidecraft can be fun on your own as well as with friends!

Want to build a house? Need a store-front? Simply need to build a towering city for your cars to race through? These hollow blocks are exactly what you need! Available in two sets, indoor and out, they take block play to the next level!

 

Guidecraft Outdoor Hollow Blocks

 

Guidecraft Outdoor Wooden Hollow Block Set

 

$999.95

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Guidecraft Hollow Blocks

 

Guidecraft Indoor Wooden Hollow Block Set

 

$199.95

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Zephyr’s Nest Wooden Literacy & Numeracy Set

 

Zephyrs Nest Learn Play Tray Bundle

 

This gorgeous wooden literacy and numeracy set from Zephyr’s Nest is a great way to help your five year old prepare for kindergarten or practice their new skills. It can also be a fun prop for when playing make-believe “teachers.”

 

Zephyrs Nest Play & Learn Tray

Zephyr’s Nest Play & Learn Tray Bundle

 

$95

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The Tot Play & Learn Set 5 – 6 Years

 

Looking for teacher-recommended activities and educational toys? The Tot Play & Learn Set is for you!

Featuring a booklet of engaging activities and advice on childhood milestones as well as six toys to help your tot find their sense of self in the world, this set is hand-selected just for five year olds!

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 5 - 6 years

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set (5 – 6 Years)

 

$100

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Small Foot Premium Nordic Workbench

 

The Small Foot Premium Nordic Workbench is just the thing kids need to expand their vocabulary, hone their hand-eye coordination and engage in imaginative play!

 

Small Foot Premium Nordic Workbench

 

Small Foot Premium Nordic Workbench

 

$109.99

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Make Me Iconic Role Play Sets

 

 

Make Me Iconic’s Role Play Sets are a keepsake toy that will last through all of your children’s years of playing dress-ups, shops, and Moms and Dads. Made from wood instead of plastic, they’re designed to be a timeless addition to their toy collection that invites imagination into your home, and into their play.

Make Me Iconic Beauty Kit

 

Make Me Iconic Beauty Kit

 

$69.99

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Make Me Iconic Surgeon/Pharmacist Kit

 

Make Me Iconic Surgeons/Pharmacist Kit

 

$64.99

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Make Me Iconic Dentist Kit

 

Make Me Iconic Dentist Kit

 

$64.99

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Make Me Iconic Doctor Kit

 

Make Me Iconic Doctor Kit

 

$64.99

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Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 3 Scooter

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick

 

Since most five year olds like to be on the move, try getting them a scooter to dash down the driveway on! We love the Highway Kick 3 from Scoot & ride because the handle folds down when not in use, which makes it easy to carry and store.

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 3 - Rose

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 3

 

$99

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Scoot & Ride Helmet - Steel

Scoot & Ride Helmet

 

$49.99

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SNURK Bedding Set

 

Sleepovers just got a whole lot cooler thanks to these epic duvet covers that put kids right into their dreams!

 

SNURK Shark Duvette FW19

 

Snurk Shark Duvet Cover Set

 

$119

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SNURK Unicorn Duvette FW19

 

Snurk Unicorn Duvet Cover Set

 

$119

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Wobbel Balance Board

 

Kids doing Yoga on Wobbel Original with Felt In Mouse Grey

 

Great for helping kids learn to balance while encouraging active play, the Wobbel Balance Board can also be used as a stool, ramp, slide, yoga mat, lounger and more! It’s available with felt backing for wood/tile floors as well as raw for carpet.

 

Wobbel Original Board

 

Wobbel Balance Board – The Original

 

$149

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Wobble Baby Mouse Gray

 

Wobbel Balance Board – The Original w/ Felt

 

$189

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Petit Collage Decoder Puzzle

 

Know a little problem solver or investigator? Then they’ll love piecing together the Petit Collage Monster Jame Decoder Puzzle to reveal a secret image.

 

Petit Collage Decoder Puzzle Monster Jam AW19

 

Petit Collage Decoder Puzzle

 

$18

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Kitpas Craft Supplies

 

Easy to travel with or unpack after school, the Kitpas Little Artists set will let your tot get creative while honing their fine motor skills.

 

Kitpas Little Artist Kit

Kitpas Little Artists Kit

 

$49

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PlanToys Crane Set

 

No construction site is complete without a crane to do the heavy lifting! For those who love discovering how things work and can’t get enough of a construction site, the PlanToys Crane Set is just the thing!

 

 

PlanToys Crane Set

 

PlanToys Crane Set

 

$80

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Tender Leaf Toys The Stables

 

Small world play can keep kids busy for hours! If you’re shopping for a lover of all things equine, then you’re going to want to know about The Stables play set from Tender Leaf Toys!

Tender Leaf Toys The Stables

 

Tender Leaf Toys The Stables

 

$49.99

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PlanToys Mini Foosball Soccer

 

PlanToys Mini Foosball Game

 

The PlanToys mini foosball game will have the whole family channeling their inner David Beckham and Mia Hamm!

 

PlanToys Mini Foosball Game

 

PlanToys Mini Foosball Soccer

 

$100

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Dough Parlour Personalized Name Mat & Dough Set

 

Play dough is a fantastic activity for honing fine motor skills and encouraging creative and calm play. Take your gift giving a step further with these personalized double sided name mats and dough sets from Dough Parlour!

 

Dough Parlour Custom Name

 

Dough Parlour Double Sided Personalized Name Mat & Dough Set – Rainbow

 

$40

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Dough Parlour Custom Name

 

Dough Parlour Double Sided Personalized Name Mat & Dough Set – Sail Boat

 

$40

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Gardenuity My First Garden

 

You don’t need a green thumb to make this garden grow! This kit from gardenuity includes everything you need to start a veggie patch.

Gardenuity My First Garden Set

 

Gardenuity My First Garden Kit

 

$98

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Levi’s Personalized Denim Jacket

 

Levi's Jacket on kid

 

A look that will never go out of style is now customizable. Exclusively available at The Tot, Levi’s is making personalized denim jackets that will literally have your tot’s name on it.

Levi's Personalized Denim JacketLevi's Personalized Denim Jacket w/ Dark colored alphabet 

Levi’s Personalized Denim Jacket

 

$99

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Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen + Toy Food

 

 

The Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen will make you want to renovate your own! Beautifully designed and completely Pinterest-worthy, it is a great item to encourage role playing and vocabulary skills.

 Milton and Goose Essential Play Kitchen

 

Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen

 

$649

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Milton and Goose Dairy Set

Milton & Goose Dairy Play Food Set

 

$48

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Milton and Goose Veggie Set

 

Milton & Goose Veggies Play Food Set

 

$58

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Wishbone Wagon

 

two kids riding in a red wishbone wagon

 

Wagons aren’t going anywhere anytime soon because kids LOVE THEM. With three handle positions, the Wishbone Wagon offers longevity as well as hours of both indoor and outdoor fun. Bonus – it can also double as toy storage or décor!

Wishbone Wagon 

 

Wishbone Wagon

 

$399.99

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Habbi Habbi Language Books

 

This interactive way to learn Spanish and/or Chinese is a total hit with kids age 3 to 10! Featuring four books and an interactive smart pen (don’t worry – you can plug in headphones), kids will be on their way to learning a second language in no time.

Habbi Habbi Starter Set - Chinese

 

Habbi Habbi Starter Set + Reading Wand – Chinese

$109

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Habbi Habbi Starter Set - Spanish

Habbi Habbi Starter Set + Reading Wand – Spanish

 

$109

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Little People, Big Dreams Music Stars Gift Set

 

The Little People, Big Dreams series has captured our hearts yet again with their Music Stars gift set! Featuring three books about Ella Fitzgerald, Dolly Parton and Josephine Baker, little readers will be inspired by these game-changing performers.

 

Little People, Big Dreams Music Stars

 

Little People, Big Dreams Music Stars Gift Set

 

$39.99

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Tender Leaf Toys Dollhouse

 

Tender Leaf Dovetail House

 

Made of renewable rubber wood and painted with non-toxic paints, this sweet dollhouse from Tender Leaf Toys will facilitate hours of imaginative play.

 

Tender Leaf Dovetail House

Tender Leaf Toys Dovetail House

 

$250

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Tender Leaf Toys The Goodwood Family

Tender Leaf Toys The Goodwood Family

 

$51.99

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THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SETS

 

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, you’re going to want to know about our stocking stuffer gift sets! Designed with age, interests and price points in mind, there are loads to choose from!

 

Stocking Stuffers Toddler Boy $50

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$50

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Stocking Stuffer Toddler Girl $50

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$50

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Stocking Stuffers Toddler Boy $100

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$100

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Stocking Stuffer Toddler Girl $100

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$100

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Stocking Stuffer Toddler Boy $200

 

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$200

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Stocking Stuffers Toddler Girl $200

THE TOT STOCKING STUFFER GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$200

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THE TOT BIRTHDAY GIFT SET

 

Birthday gift shopping is a breeze with our birthday gift sets! Featuring things like a dinosaur puzzle and sidewalk chalk, they’re exactly what every five year old will love!

 

The Tot Birthday Gift Set - Dinosaur

THE TOT DINOSAUR BIRTHDAY GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$50

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The Tot Birthday Gift Set - Unicorn

 

THE TOT UNICORN BIRTHDAY GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$50

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The Tot Birthday Gift Set - Fairy Princess

 

THE TOT FAIRY PRINCESS BIRTHDAY GIFT SET 3 – 5 YEARS

 

$50

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