Gift Guide: Five year olds

Gift Guide for five year olds

Five year olds are on the cusp of a milestone: the transition from a pre-schooler to a fully fledged school-aged child! Even if they’re not quite starting school yet, they’ll be building a lot of school-ready skills, like recognising and writing letters, and doing lots of cutting, pasting and creating. Art, craft and science kits really come into their own at this age.

With a stronger desire to follow rules comes greater enjoyment in sports and activities, so sporting equipment is a great buy. Plus, don’t forget all the school accessories: bags, bottles and lunch items in their favourite colours and themes.

Here are our top picks of gifts for five year olds.

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Header Ribbon: What they're doing

  • Make-believe play
  • Making close friends
  • Recognising and writing letters
  • Acting, singing, making up ‘concerts’
  • Telling jokes
  • Dressing themselves
  • Becoming independent
  • Transitioning to school

Header Ribbon: Gifts they'll love

  • LEGO
  • 50+ piece puzzles
  • Figurines
  • Flower press
  • Worm farm
  • Sports equipment
  • Lunch boxes and drink bottles
  • Bag tags
  • Science kits
  • Construction kits
  • Early reading and maths games
  • Craft kits
  • World globe
  • Hula hoop
  • Skipping rope
  • Marble run
  • Doll furniture
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