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.