The Best Toys and Gifts for 5-Year-Old-Girls in 2018

The Best Toys and Gifts for 5-Year-Old-Girls in 2019

by Jennifer Doss |

Some 5-year-old girls like playing in the dirt, some like sparkly dresses, and some girls like both. But 100% of girls like receiving an awesome present!

No matter which type of 5-year-old girl you are shopping for, you can find an amazing gift idea on our list. We have taken some of the legwork out for you by doing all the research.

If you are looking for the best gift or toy for a 5-year-old girl in your life, check out this list of wonderful options that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Top 10 Gifts and Toys for Five-Year-Old Girls Why It Is BestMom Rating
Pink Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad Allows girls to be creative and create fun, unique designs using a bright backlit drawing board.♥♥♥♥♥
Flybar My First Foam Pogo JumperA great indoor/outdoor toy to encourage girls to stay active all year round.♥♥♥♥♥
JR.WHITE Mermaid Tail BlanketA warm mermaid tail that is perfect to keep her warm and inspire imaginative play.♥♥♥♥♥
TOP Gift Compact Shock Proof BinocularsGirls can explore the world around them by seeing things they normally would miss.♥♥♥♥
Rotating Star ProjectorLight up her nights with this colorful star projector♥♥♥♥
B. toys – Official Pop Arty Bead SetAward-winning set inspires creativity and design.♥♥♥♥♥
Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft KitA magical fairy garden she can create exactly the way she wants.♥♥♥♥
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2, PurpleThis stylish smartwatch has activities and features galore that are sure to please.♥♥♥♥

Monobeach Princess Tent

A perfect hideaway for any princess. Great for playing, sleeping, or relaxing.♥♥♥♥
Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Let her inner fashion designer loose with this fun rubbing design set.♥♥♥♥

2019’s Fabulous Gifts and Toys for 5-Year-Old Girls

Pink Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

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Girls love to create and The Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad allows girls to put traceable images on the light-up board and add their own special touches.

Girls will love that this elevates their own drawing skills while allowing them to be creative by adding colors and details. When she tires of the included drawings, parents can print coloring sheets of their own for her to trace.

With bright backlighting, your girl can easily trace the lines of most any drawing to make it her own. This is useful even in dark places, like tents or forts during playtime. Young artists can even mix and match images to create a completely new creation. The tracing pad inspires imaginative play and creativity.

The set includes one graphite pencil, ten tracing sheets, ten blank sheets of paper, and 12 short colored pencils to give her all the tools she needs to start creating. Three AA batteries are not included, so make sure you attach a pack so she won’t have to wait to play. This is a great gift that is portable and for use anywhere, anytime.

Note: Though the product is rated for ages six and up, there is no reason that five-year-olds can’t safely use and enjoy this product as well.

Things You Will Love

  • Inspires Creativity
  • Can Print Additional Designs
  • Portable
  • Comes With 12 Colored Pencils and a Graphite Drawing Pencil
  • Light-Up Screen Makes Tracing Easy
  • Pink

Considerations

  • Needs Batteries
  • Officially Rated for Ages 6 and Up

Overall

Girls are creative and will love this pink tracing pad that allows them to add their own touches while tracing pre-drawn pages. With the included graphite pencil and colored pencils, all she needs is a couple of batteries and this is ready to go. This is sure to be a favorite toy that will keep her occupied for a long time to come.

 

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

Bouncing comes naturally to kids. Whether they’re excited, upset, or simply when playing and in need of a way to expend energy. My First Foam Pogo Jumper will help her bounce out all of her pent-up energy.

It features soft foam handles that she can easily grip onto and a stretchy bungee spring that adjusts to her height. The built-in squeaker makes a noise on each bounce to add to the fun.

The Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper is perfect for indoor and outdoor use and will keep her moving and shaking for hours. It helps teach balance and coordination in one of the most fun ways possible. Learning to balance has been shown to improve a child’s ability to learn, focus, and pay attention later in life. And what better way to practice than bouncing around the house or yard?

This is also great for when the weather outside is not good for outdoor play. Your girl can pull out her pogo jumper and exercise by bouncing around inside. Especially great for cold, icy conditions. The pogo jumper is a gift she can enjoy all year long.

Things You Will Love

  • Gets Girls Active
  • Teaches Balance and Coordination
  • Easy to Learn
  • Won’t Scratch Floors
  • Holds up to 250 Pounds
  • Can be Used Indoors or Outdoors
  • Good for Older Siblings as Well

Considerations

  • Handles May Come Off
  • Squeaker Wears Out (Not Always a Bad Thing)

Overall

Bouncy girls have more fun. Okay, maybe not, but she is sure to love this pogo jumper whether indoors or out. This is great for indoor rainy day or winter weather exercise and helps girls develop vital balance and coordination skills. The pogo jumper squeaks each time she bounces, which will make your girl giggle each time it squeaks. It is durable and holds a lot of weight so she can share it with other friends and siblings of a variety of ages.

JR. White Mermaid Tail Blanket

What could be more fun than growing a mermaid tail? Wearing a crocheted mermaid tail while relaxing, of course. JR.WHITE Mermaid Tail Blankets can be used when watching TV, movies, relaxing, or as a fun sleeping bag any time.

She will feel just like a little mermaid with her little feet tucked into this warm blanket. Available in a variety of vibrant colors, you can choose the one that best matches your little girl’s personality.

If your girl wants to feel cozy, she can slip into this mermaid tail and stay toasty warm and cuddly. The open bottom allows for air flow to keep her from getting overheated.

A great prop for imaginative play, photos, or just to keep her warm, she will find many ways to use this fun and trendy child-sized blanket. It can even be used on car trips to keep her warm on long drives.

Things You Will Love

  • Lots of Vibrant Colors to Choose From
  • Slit in the Back So She Can’t Get Stuck
  • Soft Yarn Material
  • Can Be Used as a Sleeping Bag
  • Machine Washable

Considerations

  • Not For Use While Standing or Walking
  • May Have a Chemical Smell

Overall

Mermaids are very popular and she will look adorable in this mermaid tail blanket. It will keep her warm and toasty at any time of year. It can be taken on sleepovers, worn to bed, used while watching TV, or while riding in the car to keep her toasty anywhere she goes. This blanket is sure to delight her every time she uses it. For mermaid lovers or even just girly girls, this is a gift that will stand the test of time.

 

TOP Gift Compact Shock Proof Binoculars

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Binoculars allow kids to explore and view more of the world around them. They can peer deeply into a forest in search of animals or birds that often fly away when eager little feet approach. Give your girl the gift of viewing the world through another set of eyes. She will be able to spot an eagle high in a tree, a squirrel across the street scurrying up a tree, or her friends playing down the street. She will be amazed at the things she can see and how they look different through the binoculars.

These TOP Gift Binoculars are high-quality, not cheap toys.

Kids and nature go together hand-in-hand and handing a little girl a pair of quality binoculars is an invitation to explore. Unlike the electronic devices that keep them sedentary, binoculars draw kids to explore and discover more and more; in their neighborhood, at the park, out camping, or simply on a nature walk. The joy she exhibits while discovering new things will foster a love of nature, exploration, and being outdoors.

These binoculars will last for a long time, however, ensure they are adjusted properly to avoid frustrations. Even ordinary things become extraordinary when she can see the smaller details. She’ll want to take these colorful, durable binoculars everywhere she goes to explore all that the world offers.

Things You Will Love

  • Allows Girls to Explore Their Surroundings
  • Non-Slip Grip
  • Several Bright Colors Available
  • Kid-Tough for Extended Use
  • Rubber Eye Protection

Considerations

  • Can be Difficult for Children to Focus
  • Small Hands May Have Trouble Gripping and Operating

Overall

These binoculars will enable your little girl to look more closely at everything around her. She will love being able to see small details in plants and animals that usually run away close up. Seeing the world through a different set of eyes will inspire her to get out and discover more of nature. The rubber coating protects eyes, and also provides traction for little hands to grip onto while the shock-proof protection insulates against drops. Choose her favorite color and she’ll be ready for any expedition.

 

Star Light Rotating Projector

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Light up the night sky in your little girl’s room. Newest Night Light Star Projector is perfect for lighting up your little girl’s room, playroom, backyard, camping, or for whenever a little fun and light is needed.

This projects light and covers the walls and ceiling in a combination of four colors. The automatic shutoff timer allows this to be used as a nightlight that will turn off after a specified time or can be set to remain on for the entire night to set her mind at ease.

Any little girl’s face will light up as the stars magically illuminate the dark anywhere she desires. With two power sources, batteries and a DC power supply, the light show can be projected outdoors or indoors to provide just the right amount of light for the enjoyment of any activity.

Four buttons control each aspect of the projector, light, color, rotation, and timer. With so many options, she can have a different light show every day!

Things You Will Love

  • Two Sources of Power
  • Variety of Lighting Options
  • Timer
  • Decorative Even When Not Turned On
  • Great as Night Light

Considerations

  • Does Not Come With Wall Plug (Does Come With A USB)
  • Motor Sometimes Makes A Sound

Overall

A star projector adds a little magic and inspires a girl’s imagination as the lovely night sky appears anywhere she desires. This is a great all-night night light or can be set to shut off after a specified time. Bright colors further add to the magic and mystery and your girl is sure to love using this decorative light nightly. She may even request dark rooms during the day so she can use it more often.

It’s especially great during camping trips or trips to family member’s houses as well.

 

B. toys – Pop Beads Set

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Let the little girl in your life become a jewelry designer by designing her own jewelry with this B. Toys Pop Bead Set. The 500 colorful beads, allow her to easily create jewelry for the whole family or work together with her besties. The beads easily pop together and come apart for endless designing fun. These are great fun for rainy days, parties, or just fun with friends.

Popping the beads together and pulling them apart helps develop hand strength and fine motor skills that are essential for academic success later in life. She will be learning through play and won’t even know. Having fun is learning and learning is fun when you have the right tools.

Girls will love modeling their creations and will most likely include you in the fun. There is no end to the imaginative designs she can come up with using this large bead set.

Things You Will Love

  • Great for Alone or Group Play
  • Variety of Colors and Sizes of Beads
  • Beads Pop Together Easily
  • Clear Container to Store Beads
  • Develops Fine Motor Skills
  • Hand-Washable
  • Triple Award-Winning Toy

Considerations

  • Small Parts Must Be Kept Away From Younger Siblings
  • Lots of Pieces So They May Get Lost or End Up on the Floor

Overall

This toy will give little girls hours of quiet, hands-on play. The set has also won three awards for  Toy of the Year, Able Play, and Family Fun Toy of the Year. Her creativity will be inspired by the large variety of colors and sizes she can use to make rings, bracelets, necklaces, or any random shape she desires.

Your little model will parade around with her new jewelry collection and may adorn others around her with her fancy creations. Who knows? You may just inspire her to become the next famous jewelry maker or designer.

Enchanted Fairy Garden Craft Kit

Let her grow her very own magical fairy garden with this Enchanted Fairy Garden Kit. All necessary supplies are included, all you need is a little water to get a sweet fairy garden started.

The set includes a potting dish, flower house, gemstones, flowers, butterflies, paint and paintbrush, potting mix, seeds, a fairy figurine, two toadstools, and stones to create a garden path.

Your little girl will love painting and decorating the pot with the included supplies before adding dirt and seeds. The fast-growing seeds sprout in only 2-4 days, so she won’t have to wait long for her garden to begin growing.

The garden helps kids understand more about the life cycle of plants and what it takes to make them grow. This little garden is her own perfect, low-maintenance garden.

Things You Will Love

  • All Supplies are Included
  • Inspires Creativity
  • Introduces Girls to Botany
  • Cute Accessories to Create a Magical Landscape
  • Fun Activity to Do With a Family Member

Considerations

  • Doesn’t Last Long Due to Lack of Drainage
  • May Not Contain Enough Potting Soil
  • Cheap Materials

Overall

If you are expecting a high-quality garden, this set will fall short. However, if you are looking for a great activity that will inspire a girl’s creativity and introduce her to the joys of growing things with her own two hands, this will be the perfect gift. Having all supplies, (other than water) included makes this great to start immediately out of the box.

Girls will love being able to decorate the pot and create it exactly the way she wants. Eventually, you can purchase additional soil and seeds for a completely new type of garden. It is worth noting that there is no drainage from the small pot and therefore plants will not last as long.

 

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX – Purple

Girls who love technology will fall in love with the VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2 in purple. Just like smartwatches that teens and adults wear, this little device has tons of great features for little girls.

The best part is the option of both analog and digital clocks to enable your little girl to learn to tell time the traditional and/or digital way. The dual-facing cameras allow girls to take selfies, as well as regular photos and videos whenever she wants. With an augmented reality game, she will always have a fun way to stay occupied when wearing this watch.

A pedometer is included to keep her moving and shaking and it also features a motion sensor for active play challenges. Parental controls allow parents to set limits for their child and the watch is splash and sweat proof. With so many features are packed into this small device your girl will have endless ways to play and learn. Additional features include a voice changer, time and motion apps, and photo and video effects all directly from her wrist.

Things You Will Love

  • Parental Controls
  • 55 Analog and Digital Watch Faces to Choose From
  • Many Ways to be Creative
  • Activity Tracker
  • Additional Downloadable Apps
  • Charges With a USB Cord
  • Variety of Colors to Choose From, Including Pink and Purple

Considerations

  • Battery Only Lasts One Day
  • Some Charging Issues

Overall

What more could a young girl want in a smartwatch? Tons of features and apps will keep her occupied. With the bright colors options, you are sure to be able to find one that will compliment her favorite outfits.

The best features are the pedometer, to encourage active play, the augmented reality app that also encourages movement, and the ability to keep this on analog time to ensure she can tell time no matter what clock she is looking at. This watch will make her feel grown up and will make her the coolest girl on the block.

Monobeach Princess Tent

The Monobeach Princess Playhouse is the perfect hideaway for little girls and lends itself well to imaginative play. Girls will truly feel like a princess in her very own castle surrounded by sheer curtains and magical stars. Whether playing, reading, napping, or relaxing, she will love hanging out in the private space that is all her own.

The tent includes sheer curtains, 40 light-up stars (Three AA batteries not included), and three types of poles to ensure durability and stability. Inside, several children can sit and play. Your little princess will feel like royalty inside her sweet castle and this is sure to be a favorite hideaway for a long time.

Things You Will Love

  • Large Enough for Several Children
  • Pink, Frilly Design
  • Glow-in-the-Dark, Light-Up Stars
  • Three Types of Poles to Help With Sturdiness
  • 40 Connector Pieces, Plus Three Additional Parts in Case of Loss or Damage

Considerations

  • Takes a Bit of Time to Assemble
  • Poles May Break Easily
  • Gets Hot With Drapes Closed

Overall

You can’t go wrong with this pink tent and light-up stars that are sure to light up your princess’ eyes. Imaginative play can really take off as she plays in the magical tent alone or with friends. She will love having her own personal castle fit for your a princess.

The castle is easy to tear down and put up, though it takes a bit of time. It is sure to provide many hours of enjoyment and will be a magical place for all of her favorite activities, like tea parties, house, naps, and any other activity she can imagine.

Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Art Activity Kit

Give the little fashion designer in your life the tools to create her wildest creations. The Melissa and Doug Fashion Design Art Kit allows girls to rub over a ridged drawing and then design the outfit any way she desires. She can mix and match tops and bottoms for a variety of combinations for new outfits.

Girls will love being able to create endless designs with colors and combinations. The set comes with nine double-sided, textured fashion plates, four pencils, one rubbing crayon, one crayon holder, and a storage case to keep everything clean and together. It is surprisingly durable and easy to rub designs onto paper. With this kit, she can let her creative side loose and create fabulous, funny, elegant, or casual outfits with endless options.

Things You Will Love

  • Many Combinations of Outfits
  • Durable
  • Inspires Creativity
  • Take-Along Storage Case

Considerations

  • Limited Colors Included
  • Doesn’t Come With Paper

Overall

Perhaps you remember these from when you were a kid and want the special little girl in your life to experience the same fun. This design art kit will provide endless hours of fun at home or on-the-go. The interchangeable plates allow her to choose from three tops, bottoms, and middles to create whatever outfits she can imagine. Then, she can decorate them any way she likes. Who knows? You may end up with the next up and coming fashion designer on your hands. Let her creativity take flight!

 

Stare! Jr. Board Game

Challenge your girl’s memory and thinking skills with this fun, family board game. In Stare! Jr. each team stares at a card for 30 seconds before being asked about a random detail on the card.

This is the perfect activity for a family game night and has won numerous awards, such as the National Parenting Center Seal and the Teacher’s Choice Award for family fun.

Games are great for cooperative play and sharpening skills like turn-taking, memory, communication, sharing, and good sportsmanship. These skills help kids to gain resiliency and learn that winning isn’t the most important thing.

Girls will love pulling out their own game to play with friends and family. She will have no idea that she is learning while she plays this game. The game comes with 160 image cards, 960 questions, an hourglass timer, pawns, and a die.

Things You Will Love

  • Teaches Sharing, Taking Turns
  • Improves Memory Skills
  • Family Fun Activity
  • Colorful Pictures

Considerations

  • Lots of Pieces
  • Kids May Not Find Pictures Interesting
  • May be Too Easy for Older Kids

Overall

Board games are great for interacting as a family and learning important skills. This is perfect to play with a group and helps girls practice sharing and good sportsmanship, among others. It can be used in kids with ADD or ADHD to help with concentration and memory skills as well. Five-year-olds will likely need help reading the questions but will work hard to remember the smallest details and outshine mom and dad.

 

Luwint LED Colorful Flashing Gloves

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These Luwint LED Colorful Flashing Gloves are great for nighttime fun. Perfect for indoor or outdoor activities, little girls will have warm hands and glowing fingers for hours. These are great for playing tag in the dark, concerts, festivals, or vacations. They will also keep your child easily in view no matter where you are. With seven colors and six different light options, your little girl can choose the pattern she loves the best.

The batteries are replaceable so the gloves can last a long time, through one or more seasons of use. These gloves are made of a soft cotton material that keeps warmth inside the gloves. Give her the power to light up the night like she lights up your life with this fun product.

Things You Will Love

  • Replaceable Batteries
  • Made of Cotton
  • Variety of Color and Light Modes
  • Control Located Inside Gloves

Considerations

  • Can’t Be Washed
  • May be Too Large

Overall

Having lights at the tips of her fingers, literally, will make any nighttime activity more fun. From vacations to festivals she is sure to get compliments on her unique gloves that light up the night. This comes with extra batteries, which will likely be necessary fairly soon as she uses them quite often. Let her touch the night and light it up with these fun gloves.

 

TOSING Wireless Karaoke Microphone

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Does your girl love to sing along to her favorite songs? Whether singing along to the radio, movies, or CDs, she will love using the TONSING Wireless Karaoke Microphone as she dances around the house. Alone, it can be used as a microphone, or hook it up via Bluetooth so she can sing along with her favorite songs.

In addition, this microphone is pink and has a cute little face on the side. It is rubberized to be easy for little hands to grasp onto. She will be able to sing and dance along with her favorites.

This will quickly become a favorite toy in any home and she likely won’t want to put it down. Your young pop singer will feel like a star when she picks up the microphone and belts out her favorite tune.

Things You Will Love

  • Rubberized Grip for Small Hands
  • Charges with USB Cable
  • Comes With Protective Case
  • Can Add Echo
  • Can be Used With or Without Music

Considerations

  • Constant Use May Give Adults Headaches
  • Outer Design Rubs Off Easily

Overall

Let your little diva loose with her microphone to sing along to her favorite Youtube, Spotify, or Pandora songs. It is also perfect for any kind of presentation she wants to give, whether for school or fun. The quality of sound is very good for a child’s microphone.

It conveniently charges via a USB cable for lasting use. If your little girl loves to sing, this microphone is the perfect gift to showcase her talent.

 

JewelKeeper Light Pink Ballerina Musical Jewelry Box

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Little girls are collectors of beautiful treasures, including jewelry and are always in need of a special place to store them. The Jewelkeeper Ballerina Jewelry Box is a wonderful place to tuck little treasures away.

The spinning ballerina dances to “Swan Lake” and will mesmerize little girls time and again. Your little girl can wind the key on the back and the ballerina will dance each time she opens the jewelry box. The soft, pink interior will protect fragile keepsakes and keep them nearby.

It is packaged in a lovely gift box and features one pullout storage drawer, ring rolls to hold her favorite rings, and an oval mirror for her to look into after adorning herself with jewelry. Every little girl needs a special place to store her tiny treasures so they don’t get lost or broken and this musical jewelry box fits the bill.

This will bring back fond memories for mothers of when they had their first musical jewelry box, as well. With many different color and character options, you can find one that will fit your little lady’s personality.

Things You Will Love

  • Non-Breakable Mirror
  • Dancing Ballerina or Unicorn
  • Requires No Batteries
  • Whimsical Design

Considerations

  • May Have Issues with Breaking During Shipping or Rough Play
  • Made Of Thick Cardboard

Overall

This beautiful, whimsical musical jewelry box is perfect for a girl’s first jewelry box. It features unbreakable glass and plenty of storage for rings, bracelets, necklaces, and other treasures. With a variety of options to choose from, you can pick the one that suits your girl best. Little girls are sure to quickly fall in love with this lovely box. You can be certain many small treasures will find a home in this sweet jewelry box.

 

The Best Birthday Ever (Disney Frozen)

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If your girl is a Frozen fan or a girl who loves stories, your girl is sure to love this book. Little Golden Books are a timeless favorite and still feature the gold binding that sets them apart. The short story in The Best Birthday Ever (Disney Frozen) tells the story of Anna’s birthday.

Reading to young kids helps them absorb knowledge, widen their imaginations, develop language skills, learn reading skills like turning pages and reading left to right, and increases concentration. Finding a book with characters they love makes all of that easier and even more fun.

Girls can join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf on the quest to give Anna the best birthday ever. This book is sure to entertain and engage her attention as she follows the challenges the characters face. The story is abbreviated to ensure it holds the attention of young listeners with lots of colorful pictures to increase her understanding of the story.

Things You Will Love

  • Reading is a Great Bonding Activity
  • Well-Known Characters
  • Colorful Pictures
  • Fun Adventure
  • Short Story

Considerations

  • Pages are Thin and Easily Ripped

Overall

You really can’t go wrong with a book. Books are timeless, engaging, and vital to childhood development. Children who are read to regularly score higher in school and have better language skills. Give her the gift of reading and she will always have a way to entertain herself as she gets older.

The pictures enable girls to “read” the story to you by remembering the events and using the picture clues, which increases her independence and confidence. Help the girl in your life grow her library and her love of reading with this sweet story of friendship featuring her favorite Frozen characters.

 

Crayola Inspiration Portable Art Studio

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Your little girl will never be bored with this Crayola Inspiration Kit by her side. Every artist needs their very own art kit for whenever inspiration strikes. With a variety of options, your girl is sure to find the right tools to create anything she can imagine.

The set includes 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 20 Pip-Squeak washable markers, 20 fine-tip washable markers, and 15 large sheets of paper.

Classics like coloring and drawing never go out of style and will provide any girl with endless hours of enjoyment. All a girl needs is some color to bring her imagination to life.

The best part is that this needs no batteries, power outlets, or charging devices. It is ready when she is to create anything she can imagine. This is great for taking to grandparent’s houses, doctors offices, in the car, and to restaurants to keep your girl happy and occupied.

Things You Will Love

  • Comes With a Variety of Supplies
  • Stylish “Briefcase” Keeps Everything Organized
  • Inspires Creativity
  • No Batteries Needed
  • Portable

Considerations

  • Case Falls Apart Quickly

Overall

Girls need to have a toolkit ready and waiting when inspiration strikes. Whether she wants to color alone or with friends this set has plenty of options for solo or collaborative drawing efforts. The set is perfect to take along on short or long trips to give your girl plenty of options to keep her happy. There is no limit to what she can create with this set and her imagination.

Mom and Me Cookbook

Give the gift of cooking to the little girl in your life. The Mom and Me Cookbook will teach basic kitchen techniques, simple recipes for first-timers, how to make nutritious meals, and the joy of making food with your own two hands. Picky eaters will often try new things if they’ve made them themselves.

Studies show kids who are involved with meal prep have a more positive attitude and are more likely to try foods they’ve helped prepare.

Even if she can’t read, a visual cue is included next to each ingredient so she can help get the supplies together to begin. Girls will love the illustrations and pictures that correlate to the instructions. Have her roll up her sleeves and get ready to get messy making some fun, nutritious recipes to share with the family.

Whether she already has an interest in cooking, or you are helping her develop one, this cookbook will be tons of fun for your girl and any adult in her life. Though the book is called Mom and Me Cookbook, it is also great for cooking with Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa, or even an older sibling (with supervision, of course).

Things You Will Love

  • Many Recipes to Try
  • Picture for Non-Readers
  • Reinforces Math Skills
  • Teaches Basic Kitchen Techniques
  • Encourages Kids to Try New Foods

Considerations

  • Recipes are Not Actually Very Healthy
  • Gender Stereotyped Cover and Title
  • Some Ingredients are Not Usually on Hand

Overall

This cookbook is great for any adult who loves to cook with a special girl in their life. Little girls can practice counting, direction following, cooperation, and meal planning with this fun recipe book. Though some ingredients may not be typical in her household, shopping for ingredients adds an additional learning element for young girls.

Making things with her hands encourages girls to get messy and try new things, and what girl doesn’t love hanging out with one of her favorite adults? This cookbook is the perfect gift for any young girl.

 

DROGRACE Girls Waterproof Camera

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Girls are often in pictures, now let her be the one taking the pictures. The Drograce Girls Waterproof Camera is perfect for taking pictures at the pool, while dancing in the rain, playing in the tub, or any event she wants to commemorate with a picture or video when used with the waterproof case.

It’s pink, durable, and records high-quality 1080p video. What’s not to love? She will enjoy pointing the camera and taking pictures of the people and things that are most important to her. Comes with a waterproof case, wrist strap, hand leash, two mounts, and a carrying case.

Little girls are notoriously independent and want to do things on their own. Let her take control with this camera that won’t keep you on the edge, worrying about it being dropped and getting broken. She is sure to entertain you with the funny pictures she takes and shares with you. Your girl can even record video of her toys, friends, or siblings. It also includes a built-in mini-game for even more fun.

Things You Will Love

  • Waterproof Case
  • Durability
  • Takes 1080P Video
  • 1.77-Inch LCD Screen
  • One Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Customer Service
  • Small Size is Perfect for Little Hands

Considerations

  • Dual Power Switches Can be Confusing
  • Does Not Include SD Card
  • Sometimes has Charging Issues

Overall

In the age of selfies and digital pictures, put the right tools in her little hands to join in the fun. While you will need to add an SD card to this, it will likely end up full of some of the cutest, funniest moments in her life. This camera is perfect for taking to the park or grandma’s house to document the special events in your little girl’s life. The waterproof case provides even more flexibility for when and where she can use it.

 

Dr. Seuss My Book About Me

Little girls love being read to, but what if they are actually a part of the story? In My Book About Me your girl will provide the details for the story based on herself. The book may ask her to draw her eyes, tell her favorite colors or animals, or a variety of other things that will become a keepsake for years to come. At the end of the book, your girl can write, or have you write, her own story.

Personalized books are wonderful, but can come at a higher price. This book allows girls to customize their own story, at their current age. Girls will love rereading what they’ve written and drawn and will treasure the book as their own. In true Dr. Seuss style, this book will entertain and enrapture girls for many years. The pages have serious and silly questions,  fill-in-the-blanks, images to complete, and simple writing activities that truly make it unique.

Things You Will Love

  • Written by Dr. Seuss (and your girl)
  • Sweet Keepsake
  • Serious and Silly Questions
  • Interactive
  • Encourages Reading

Considerations

  • Some Have Pages Printed Upside Down

Overall

A book your girl can truly interact with and make her own, this book will be something she will treasure forever. Whether her answers are silly, serious, true, or make-believe, it will showcase her personality and help her always remember when she was 5-years-old. Parents and girls alike will love the story and personalization this book offers.

 

LYLKD Little Girls Layered Rainbow Tutu Skirts with Unicorn Horn Headband

Girls are like unicorns and rainbows, bright, colorful, and unique. Let her show off these qualities with this sweet rainbow tutu and unicorn headband. LYLKD Rainbow Tutu Skirt and Unicorn Headband Set is perfect for any occasion, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, or any time. Watch her twirl around to make the tutu billow out as she shows off her fabulous unicorn horn. She will be the prettiest girl at any party.

These come in a variety of color combinations, so you can choose one that fits your little girl. There are also some that come with a birthday sash to celebrate her special day. Be wary, though, she may want to wear this every day and may resist surrendering it, even for a quick handwashing and line dry. The headband is covered in soft material to keep it comfortably on her head and comes with a matching hair bow for added dazzle.

Things You Will Love

  • Variety of Colors
  • Vibrant Colors
  • Soft Headband
  • Good Quality Materials

Considerations

  • Skirt is Short, So Clothes Must be Worn Under
  • Must be Handwashed

Overall

Watch your girl twist and twirl like a magical unicorn in this fun set. It is made of good quality materials so is comfortable to wear and will last. The rainbow of colors is sure to complement her personality and make her feel like a princess. Give her this set to bring a huge smile to her face and let her know how special she is to you.

 

Toysical Real Washable Cosmetic Set

Little girls watch the women in their life put on makeup and want to be just like them. Let her have some non-toxic makeup fun with this Toysical Real Washable Cosmetic Set.

Dress up play is an important part of development as it aids in conversational skills, allows her imagination to blossom, helps with problem-solving, and is just good, clean fun. Whether she wants to look like auntie, mommy, or her favorite princess, putting on makeup can make her feel grown up and beautiful.

The best part of this set is that it is washable and non-toxic. This set comes with four blush, eyeshadow, nail polish, lipstick, lip gloss, nail file, nail sticker sheet, fake nails, and a toe separator. It also includes a bonus makeup remover tool. When applied, the makeup is very lightly colored but will make your girl feel grown up and gorgeous, like she already is.

Things You Will Love

  • Washable
  • Non-Toxic
  • Lots of Makeup Choices
  • Goes on Lightly
  • Not Messy

Considerations

  • May Not Wash Off All Fabrics

Overall

This is a great gift for any little girl who likes to play dress up and put on makeup like the women in her life. She will feel pretty with a minimal amount of makeup on and the set isn’t overly messy when being applied. Most girls love to put on makeup, so give her this washable, non-toxic set that will last quite a long time for your little princess.

Gifts for Similar Ages

How the Gifts Were Chosen

We started with the best selling toys for little girls and then picked through them to find the ones with great reviews. All the choices here were highly rated by parents, are reasonably durable, and have already been loved by many preschoolers.

Safe

Safety is a top priority and we ensured that products did not have issues with safe materials or safe play practices. All items are recommended for ages 5 and up (with the exception of the tracing pad) and are developmentally appropriate for this age group.

Educational

Each gift was chosen due to its educational value or simply for the joy and types of play it brings. At this age, girls have a better understanding of rules and can begin playing games with a few more rules. They love imitating others and directing play. Most girls in this age group also know what they like but aren’t afraid to try new things.

Social Development

Five-year-olds love playing with others and sometimes want to play alone. They will likely enjoy physical activity and the outdoors, though they may need encouragement to get outside and play. We wanted to make sure to provide a variety of types of things for her to play with to challenge and delight her in new and exciting ways. We also considered what little girls in our own lives have loved and would love to receive.

The items that met all of our conditions were the ones that made this list.

Milestones for Five-Year-Old Girls

Many developmental milestones take place in the preschool years. Children often seem less like toddlers and more like “big kids”. Though they think they can do many of the things that much older kids do, they often can’t. The CDC posted some information on what to expect for a five-year-old’s development. Below are some of the major milestones for five-year-olds.

Physical Milestones

Five-year-olds are gaining more control of their bodies. They can likely balance on one foot for at least ten seconds, hop, and possibly skip, do a somersault and eat with forks, spoons, and possibly butter knives. Most children at this age are completely toilet trained, so they no longer need training pants or diapers.

Children at this age are also physically curious. They climb, jump, hang, and crawl into the most unlikely places due to the fact that they don’t have a strong sense of danger yet. This can often end up with a child stuck in a position they didn’t intend, such as hanging from a high monkey bar, or with their head stuck between railings. Ensure proper supervision during this “Superman” time of their lives and continue to give them tasks that will challenge and develop a love of learning as they reach school age.

Emotional Milestones

Often, children at this age haven’t developed a self-consciousness and love to sing, act, and dance in front of close friends and family. They understand the general difference between real and make-believe and will love to pretend. Independence is a big thing for five-year-olds and you will often hear, “I can do it by myself!” Preschoolers can be cooperative one minute and demanding the next, as they learn to balance their emotions and desires.

Social Milestones

Children at this age want to have friends, please their friends, and become more like their friends. They tend to be rule followers and are quick to point out anyone who is breaking them. They often want people to watch them try new things and show off things they have mastered. Five-year-olds are also notorious for asking questions, sometimes even embarrassing ones. When they speak, you can generally understand what they say and they can tell one heck of a story to anyone who will listen.

Cognitive Milestones

Preschoolers are learning to count, most can count to ten. They can draw a person with at least five body parts (ie, eyes, ears, hair, head, body, arms, legs, etc.). Their brains are making connections to shapes, letters, and numbers. They understand the uses of daily items like money, credit cards, food, and toiletries.

FAQs for 5-Year-Old Girl Gifts

How do I know what gifts are safe for 5-year-olds?

First off, you can check out the CPSC guidelines for young children. Manufacturers are required to list appropriate ages for their products. Check and see the recommended ages for whatever gift catches your eye. Then, read reviews from parents who have purchased the product. Sometimes, you may uncover that a product labeled for a 5-year-old is actually better for an older or younger child. Finally, consider the materials and sizes of the item. Look for the words non-toxic, fire retardant, and tested for safety. The CDC and Kids Health have more guidelines to ensure the safety of younger children.

How can I choose a gift that a 5-year-old girl will love?

There’s no hard and fast rule for ensuring that a child will love any gift they are given. What one child finds captivating, another may have no interest in. Try to discover what the child you are buying for likes. Some girls love playing dress up and others prefer building toys. One girl may hate sitting still and another girl may be content to sit and play quietly for hours.

Another suggestion is to choose toys that can be used in a variety of ways. The more ways a toy can be played with, the more fun your child can have with it. Things like building toys and dress-up items can grow a child’s imagination and allow the toys to become anything they desire. Sit back and watch her imagination take center stage with whatever gift you choose.

Is there one gift that will be great for every 5-year-old girl?

The gift that keeps on giving and the one that will work for every child is a book. There are thousands of great books for children out there and hearing stories is great for kids. Many brain connections are made in the first six years and will develop pathways necessary for later life skills.

Choose a book that had an impact on you when you were a kid, or choose one that sounds fun. You can even create personalized books that put your child in the story. When giving a gift, you can never go wrong with a book. However, there are many other gifts that will generally work for any child that would be equally as good.

Will the toys last a long time?

It depends on the item you purchase. Some products have a shorter expected life due to the materials they are made of and some items depend on how much and the ways it is used. Technology is also always changing and what is cutting-edge now can be outdated in six months, so keep your expectations appropriate for the life of your gift.

Craft kits will eventually run out of supplies, crayons wear out, and clothes get outgrown. Also, look at the reviews from others who have purchased it to find out how long it has lasted for other girls. Remember, experiences can differ, so read a variety of good and bad reviews to ensure the gift meets your expectations.

Where can I find the best gifts?

Great gifts can be found in a variety of places both online and in-store. Once you have an idea of what you want, shop around to find the best product and deal. In-store sales can be a great place to find what you are looking for at an affordable price.

However, Amazon often offers the best deals year-round, verified reviews, and(sometimes free) two-day shipping. Amazon is convenient, and fast in a time crunch, but feel free to buy anywhere you find the best deal and product for that special little girl. Also, read descriptions carefully because sometimes pictures feature add-on items or larger sets that you can buy

How do I keep my daughter’s room from becoming cluttered?

Have a plan. Before holidays like birthdays and Christmas, designate a certain number of toys, accessories, or clothes that must be given away or donated. Involve them in where to donate them.

There are a number of great organizations to donate to, like a local women’s shelter, church, a charity organization, or perhaps a family with children who would be glad to receive some gently used items. Many families have a rule that the number of incoming gifts has to have an equal number of items that their child must get rid of. This keeps their room and home from being overloaded. Here is a list of places that accept clothing donations.

Are popular brands better than unknown brands?

Not necessarily. While popular brands mass-produce and often go to great lengths to ensure quality, many unknown brands produce the same or superior quality. Name brands can sometimes be reliable and other times fall short of expectations. Do some research on the brand and product you are buying to ensure a quality product that will last.

Whether you purchase a name brand or a smaller brand, know the reputation of the business along with their track record, if they’ve been around for a while. If you are looking for a popular product, beware of imitators that make cheaper products and try to pass them off as the original using shoddy materials which often do not work right or fall apart very quickly.

Should I just get a gift card instead?

It is completely up to you. While some kids love the freedom of picking out a gift they love, others would rather open an actual gift for whatever holiday you are buying for. Ask the parents. Perhaps she is saving money or collecting gift cards for a larger purchase item.

Image of the Amazon eGift Card

If you are not comfortable giving a gift card, peruse the list above and other suitable gifts for 5-year-old girls to find a gift that really comes from the heart. Amazon even offers digital gift cards you can use immediately after purchase, so it can be an excellent choice for a last minute gift, too.

Toys and Gifts Wrap Up

Buying gifts for little girls can be challenging, but hopefully, this list takes some of the guesswork out of it. If you choose a gift from this list, you are sure to get a great gift for the little girl in your life. Children love getting gifts and just the fact that you took the time to pick one out and give it to her will certainly bring a smile to her face.

Listen to your heart. If a gift stands out and you just can’t stop thinking about it, get it for her. There may be a reason you have chosen that gift. Perhaps it reminds you of when you were a child, or just sticks in your head as the perfect gift for her. No matter what, she will feel special and important when she opens the special gift you’ve chosen, just for her.

Jennifer Doss
Writer and editor of everything from kid’s fiction to nonfiction articles. One-quarter Disney buff, two-thirds momma bear, three-fourths trophy wife, one-half avid reader/writer, one-eighth movie watcher. Does that add up? Hey, I’m a writer, not a mathematician. Jennifer lives with her husband and two of her four fabulous children in the state of Indiana. Her other children somehow became grown-ups and started their adult lives.