I can’t wait to give you 25 gift ideas for a 4-5 year old girl! I love toys but as any mom can attest, toys are a tad overwhelming. So I personally only like to invest in toys I know my kids will LOVE and enjoy. This list is full of ideas any 4-5 year old girl is sure to PLAY WITH and LOVE!
There are a variety of gifts on this list. Some are more expensive while others are not. For more expensive gifts I sometimes ask family members to pitch in to purchase the gift together. We did this for our daughter’s birthday when we gifted her a PUBLIC bike. For Christmas this year, my mother and grandmother pitched in together to get the kids a mud kitchen.
Gifts to Spark the Imagination
My daughter loves her Maileg mice. We have read a lot of mice stories and her imagination blossoms when she plays with her Maileg mice. They are so well made, finished by hand, and very durable. I hope to store them away to one day gift them to my grandchildren (God willing).
We have both PicassoTiles and MagnaTiles and my kids use both of them almost daily, but I prefer the PicassoTiles! I have found the PicassoTiles to be more durable and have stronger magnets.
We’ve had this playdough set for the past few years and my children love it!
We have had our Ikea play kitchen for five years now and it has gotten hours of play. My grandmother gifted it to my daughter on her first birthday and she’s played with it tons over the years.
Here are a few different play kitchens I love as gifts for a 4-5 year old girl.
Play silks can be used for a variety of purposes. We have a large play silk that has been a pond, a rushing stream, and the ocean. It has also been used to build forts and tents. My children love playing with smaller ‘play silks’. I personally made my own but if you don’t want to DIY it, Sarah’s Silks are fantastic. They can be made into crowns, capes, skirts, and dresses!
Here is another set of play silks a friend of my recommended.
We recently bought this for my son’s 3rd birthday but it was a bit above his skill level so my five year old daughter took over ownership.
Gifts for the Outdoor Explorer
We have a PUBLIC bike and I must say it is worth every single penny. My daughter loves her bike and rides it multiple times a day! Another great option is a Woom bike! I like that both bikes can start out as balance bikes and once they gain mastery you can add pedals.
We recently bought our children a mud kitchen and it has provided endless amounts of fun. It is a bit of a splurge but it could be a great joint gift for two children or a gift that multiple family members pitch in to purchase together!
We’ve had three different scooters in our household, so I am a scooter master at this point. My daughter learned to ride on this scooter. Once she mastered this scooter, we upgraded her to a two wheel scooter like this one. My son learned on this scooter. They are all great scooters. For beginning riders I recommend a three wheel scooter.
Gift the Joy of Reading
I love giving books as gifts. Children love being stories and they have numerous benefits for the developing mind! I think these books would be a great gift for both a young boy or girl.
This is a household favorite! We read it multiple times a week and I love the seasonable aspect of the book! These stories are sure to bring joy to the entire family! Also, this would be a great book to gift alongside Maileg mice!
This is an adorable book that incorporates numbers and season changes. We have read this book countless times and we still love it!
My children love the Elephant & Piggie series. I also love Mo Willems. During the pandemic, he taught daily art classes on YouTube for children stuck at home, so I like to support his endeavors!
We love the Scaredy Squirrel books. Both my 3 year old son and 5 year old daughter ask me to read these books to them multiple days a week! They’re sure to be a big hit in any household!
Gift Fun for the Entire Family (Board Games)
eeBoo Fairytale Spinner Game found here and here.
My daughter and I play this game multiple days a week. I am a tad sick of it at this point, but we are six months into a pandemic that has left us playing it multiple days a week. Anyways, my daughter still loves it and that is what matters to me. I love the cooperative nature of the game and that it helps develop their imagination + storytelling skills.
Candy Land is a classic amongst every child! I remember loving Candy Land as a child and I get the same amount of joy playing it 25+ years later. It’s truly a gift everyone will enjoy! Parents will remember playing it as a child themselves and children will marvel in the exploration of Candy Land!
I remember playing Old Maid with my great grandmother and I love playing it with my daughter. It brings back such fond memories! It’s the perfect gift for young children to build strategy and memorization.
Speaking of Memory– Memory Matching Game!
I love all of eeBoo’s matching games! Their products are so beautiful. We have eeBoo Life on Earth Memory Game (which was a gift for my daughter’s 5th birthday) and we have played it a LOT!
Here is one for dinosaur lovers.
And here is one for faces of the world!
Gifts for the Little Artist
I prefer block crayons like these for smaller children under the age of 6. My daughter broke every single stick crayon we owned and I was so tired of replacing crayons and ALAS, I found block crayons! We’ve had this set of Stockmar Beeswax block crayons for two years now and they’re still going strong!
We’ve had this box for three years now and still haven’t finished it yet! My daughter loves the endless supply of crafts the box has inside and I love the fact that it all fits in one box I can neatly tuck away in my closet when she is done! Win WIN my friends.
Who doesn’t love watercolor? It’s the perfect gift for any 4-5 year old really! I simply put out a glass of water, some paper, and watercolors and tada my daughter is entertained.
This is the perfect gift that keeps giving! You can choose either geography/world cultures or STEM based projects. We opted for the STEM based projects for 6 months. The child gets a box in the mail each month with the directions and items needed to create and finish a project.