Our middle daughter is turning 5 years old this month. We love to use birthdays and other gift giving occasions to focus on giving our girls items in the categories of “something to play, something to learn, something to craft, something to wear, something to read”. Here’s a list of things our middle girl has been loving recently, or that we’re gifting for her upcoming birthday. It’s full of items that are perfect gift ideas for 4-5 year olds, with choices in each category inspired by our daughter!

gift ideas for 4-5 year olds

Gift ideas for 4-5 year olds

We reached out to a few companies to partner with us for this Gift Guide, and we were gifted some of the products. These items would all make great gift ideas for 4-5 year olds! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission for purchases made, with NO additional fee to you. Thank you for supporting our blog, and we hope you enjoy this list of gift ideas for 4-5 year olds!

Something to PLAY

Clixo magnetic building toy – Our girls LOVE Clixo! It is a unique fine motor toy that is fun for play-based STEM learning. Combining the ease of building blocks with the magic of origami, these flexible 2D magnetic pieces can fold and twist to create 3D shapes. This set includes 9 pieces that can be combined in endless ways, and there are also lots of expansion packs available. The pieces are durable, washable, and can all can stack together for easy travel or storage. It’s a great open-ended toy for small spaces. We keep a set in their bedroom and they love to come up with creative ideas for new builds!

Kookaroo sensory play bin – Sensory play always keeps our girls occupied for long periods of time, but we wanted a more stable container to hold the sensory fillers and more play tools. This set includes a wooden sensory tray and 9 toys (2 wooden spoons, 2 wooden bowls, 1 wooden lid, 1 wooden tongs, 1 wooden scoop, 1 wooden bristle brush, 1 wooden drawing stick). We’ll simply load the bin with sand, rice, rocks, water beads, or other sensory fillers and invite endless hours of fine motor sensory play!

Hu Hand felt balls – These beautiful felt balls come in a variety of bright or neutral colors. We chose the rainbow set, and plan to use it in their new sensory bin and also with their new rainbow learning board. They are handmade out of wool felt into a pom pom shape, colored with non-toxic dye, and come with a drawstring muslin bag for storage.

Kidzlane deluxe veterinarian kit – Our girls love to play doctor with their baby dolls, and now they’ll also be able to play veterinarian with their stuffed animals. This set includes an assortment of accessories, including a stuffed dog with a name tag, bowl, brush, comb, and lots of vet tools. The dog carry case can also convert into a dog house and examining table, and then can be used as storage for all of the pretend play items.

Something to LEARN

Knowledge Crates preK box – We love finding subscription boxes that let us dive straight into play or learning, and this quarterly box is packed! The Spring Crate includes 21 preschool activities with all the materials needed, an activity guide, 5 children’s books, and a list of 14 extension activities that can be completed using things commonly found around the home. Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off your first order of a quarterly or annual crate, available as either a one-time order or subscription!

The Creative Learning Co fine motor board – It’s always fun to find new ways to keep our girls engaged in fine motor learning activities. This fine motor board comes with wooden rings to stack onto each dowel and rubber bands to stretch across the board. It can be used in many different ways, such as weaving, creating a guitar with rubber bands, or even setting up a challenge to “rescue” small animal toys from under the rubber bands with tongs. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

The Creative Learning Co a-maze-ing rainbow board – This double sided board is so much fun! It has a rainbow on one side and a maze on the other side. Balls pushed along the track drop into holes at the end of the track. It comes with 20 wooden balls, and we also plan to pair it with the rainbow felt balls. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

The Creative Learning Co nine hole learning board – This board has nine holes and comes with 9 vinyl stickers to go around each hole for sorting by color, 18 colorful pom poms, 9 mini wood bowels, tongs, and 15 themed overlays. This will be great for counting, sorting, stacking, nesting, and other fine motor play. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

Something to CRAFT

Creativity for Kids sensory sticker play set – Stickers are always a big hit in our house. This sticker play set has 100+ sensory stickers with 3 play scenes, all in one convenient travel book. The stickers are a mix of squishy, sparkle, scratch and sniff, rattle, foil, and puffy stickers, for an engaging sensory experience!

Creativity for Kids ice cream shop sensory bin – This fun set includes 3 colors of soft sensory sand, pom poms, rainbow beads, an ice cream scoop, spoon, ice cream cone, and a bowl. Our girls love anything that has to do with baking or cooking shows, so they’ll love the mix of imaginative play, fine motor play, and sensory play of this ice cream shop. Then all the sand and pieces easily store back into the bin with a lid!

The Dough Project rainbow DIY pack – This is a rainbow pack of 6 boxes of “make your own playdough” dry mix that you can use to whip up your very own all-natural, plant-based playdough. This is a fun project for the entire family to do together, as it requires the use of the stove, and creates 15oz of playdough per box! Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order!

Made By Me ultimate box of crafts This craft box is filled with over 1000 pieces of craft materials, all with a unicorn sparkle theme. The storage case contains glitter glues, fuzzy sticks, colorful pom poms, wiggly eyes, friendship threads, scissors, foam stickers, foam sheets, beads, and gemstone shapes. There is an illustrated project inspiration guide, or the materials can be mixed and matched in any way you can imagine.

Something to WEAR

Primary pocket tees & Primary field shorts – Our daughters love these tees with the cute pocket designs and these field shorts with a stretchy waist band, drawstring, and pockets. They’re comfortable to play in all day, perfect for spring/summer, and come in lots of fun colors. Use code TIDYDAD20 for 20% off your 1st order + free shipping.

OOLY blue unicorn necklace – Our middle girl’s favorite animal is a unicorn, and her favorite color is blue, so she is going to LOVE this necklace. The bright blue unicorn charm has sparkle glitter built right in, and the chain also features a tiny gold heart dangle and a fluffy tassel. It’s the perfect jewelry piece for her!

Klee ultimate makeup kit – Our older two girls have been asking for their own makeup kits, so that they can be “fancy” when they play dress up. We discovered this kids makeup line that is made from quality minerals and natural preservatives, and is free from artificial dyes and heavy mineral oils. This “For the Win” set includes eyeshadow, blush, tinted lip gloss, roll-on natural fragrance, glitter gel, rainbow blush brush, eyeshadow applicator, and water-based peel-off nail polish. It’s sure to be a big hit in our house!

The Tot pajama set – This adorable pajama set is made out of super soft organic pima cotton. They come in lots of fun prints, including this bright lemon zest pattern. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and keep little ones cozy all night. We’re getting a matching set for all 3 girls!

Something to READ

Narwhal and Jelly box set – Our girls recently discovered this graphic novel series about a narwhal and a jelly fish. The 2 friends go on lots of adventures, filled with playful illustrations and silly captions. This box set includes the first 3 books in the series: Narwhal: Unicorn of the SeaSuper Narwhal and Jelly JoltPeanut Butter and Jelly. It’s a fun introduction to graphic novels and early chapter books.

Yoto audio player – All 3 of our girls love listening to audio books and music on their Yoto Players. We love that the device has no cameras, microphones, or ads. We love adding new audio cards to their collection on gift-giving occasions. Our middle daughter recently got The Narwhal and Jelly Collection, and now she can follow along with the paperback version of the books from the box set (above).

Hello!Lucky Kids: Sloth and Smell the Roses – This book focuses on the pillars of mindfulness. It covers topics such as taking deep breaths, acknowledging strong feelings, and then working to let them go. There is also a fun search-and-find element, as a rose is illustrated in every spread as another reminder to stop and smell the roses!

Hello!Lucky Kids: You Are Fantastic! – This book is a joyful tribute to all the things that make YOU special. It is a perfect birthday book, as it focuses on a little extra celebrating of all the things that make you one of a kind. It is full of delightful, colorful animal illustrations that bring the text to life!

Lulu Jr. IlluStory book making kit – Our girls love reading, drawing, and coloring, and this set brings those interests together into a unique Create Your Own Book kit. It’s a bookmaking kit specifically for children, with a guide on how to write and illustrate your very own story. Kids get to use the template pages to write and illustrate their story. Then you simply send it back in the postage-paid envelope to be professionally printed into a full-color, 20 page hardcover book and shipped back to you. This will be a fun project!

I hope this roundup inspires you to consider some fun new gift ideas for 4-5 year olds. Maybe you’ll even incorporate the categories of “something to play, something to learn, something to craft, something to wear, something to read” into your gifting!

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I'm Tyler Moore 

My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700-square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


April 7, 2022

Gift Ideas for 4-5 Year Olds!

Our middle daughter is turning 5 years old this month. We love to use birthdays and other gift giving occasions to focus on giving our girls items in the categories of “something to play, something to learn, something to craft, something to wear, something to read”. Here’s a list of things our middle girl has been loving recently, or that we’re gifting for her upcoming birthday. It’s full of items that are perfect gift ideas for 4-5 year olds, with choices in each category inspired by our daughter!

gift ideas for 4-5 year olds

Gift ideas for 4-5 year olds

We reached out to a few companies to partner with us for this Gift Guide, and we were gifted some of the products. These items would all make great gift ideas for 4-5 year olds! Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission for purchases made, with NO additional fee to you. Thank you for supporting our blog, and we hope you enjoy this list of gift ideas for 4-5 year olds!

Something to PLAY

Clixo magnetic building toy – Our girls LOVE Clixo! It is a unique fine motor toy that is fun for play-based STEM learning. Combining the ease of building blocks with the magic of origami, these flexible 2D magnetic pieces can fold and twist to create 3D shapes. This set includes 9 pieces that can be combined in endless ways, and there are also lots of expansion packs available. The pieces are durable, washable, and can all can stack together for easy travel or storage. It’s a great open-ended toy for small spaces. We keep a set in their bedroom and they love to come up with creative ideas for new builds!

Kookaroo sensory play bin – Sensory play always keeps our girls occupied for long periods of time, but we wanted a more stable container to hold the sensory fillers and more play tools. This set includes a wooden sensory tray and 9 toys (2 wooden spoons, 2 wooden bowls, 1 wooden lid, 1 wooden tongs, 1 wooden scoop, 1 wooden bristle brush, 1 wooden drawing stick). We’ll simply load the bin with sand, rice, rocks, water beads, or other sensory fillers and invite endless hours of fine motor sensory play!

Hu Hand felt balls – These beautiful felt balls come in a variety of bright or neutral colors. We chose the rainbow set, and plan to use it in their new sensory bin and also with their new rainbow learning board. They are handmade out of wool felt into a pom pom shape, colored with non-toxic dye, and come with a drawstring muslin bag for storage.

Kidzlane deluxe veterinarian kit – Our girls love to play doctor with their baby dolls, and now they’ll also be able to play veterinarian with their stuffed animals. This set includes an assortment of accessories, including a stuffed dog with a name tag, bowl, brush, comb, and lots of vet tools. The dog carry case can also convert into a dog house and examining table, and then can be used as storage for all of the pretend play items.

Something to LEARN

Knowledge Crates preK box – We love finding subscription boxes that let us dive straight into play or learning, and this quarterly box is packed! The Spring Crate includes 21 preschool activities with all the materials needed, an activity guide, 5 children’s books, and a list of 14 extension activities that can be completed using things commonly found around the home. Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off your first order of a quarterly or annual crate, available as either a one-time order or subscription!

The Creative Learning Co fine motor board – It’s always fun to find new ways to keep our girls engaged in fine motor learning activities. This fine motor board comes with wooden rings to stack onto each dowel and rubber bands to stretch across the board. It can be used in many different ways, such as weaving, creating a guitar with rubber bands, or even setting up a challenge to “rescue” small animal toys from under the rubber bands with tongs. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

The Creative Learning Co a-maze-ing rainbow board – This double sided board is so much fun! It has a rainbow on one side and a maze on the other side. Balls pushed along the track drop into holes at the end of the track. It comes with 20 wooden balls, and we also plan to pair it with the rainbow felt balls. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

The Creative Learning Co nine hole learning board – This board has nine holes and comes with 9 vinyl stickers to go around each hole for sorting by color, 18 colorful pom poms, 9 mini wood bowels, tongs, and 15 themed overlays. This will be great for counting, sorting, stacking, nesting, and other fine motor play. Use code TIDYDAD5 for 5% off an order!

Something to CRAFT

Creativity for Kids sensory sticker play set – Stickers are always a big hit in our house. This sticker play set has 100+ sensory stickers with 3 play scenes, all in one convenient travel book. The stickers are a mix of squishy, sparkle, scratch and sniff, rattle, foil, and puffy stickers, for an engaging sensory experience!

Creativity for Kids ice cream shop sensory bin – This fun set includes 3 colors of soft sensory sand, pom poms, rainbow beads, an ice cream scoop, spoon, ice cream cone, and a bowl. Our girls love anything that has to do with baking or cooking shows, so they’ll love the mix of imaginative play, fine motor play, and sensory play of this ice cream shop. Then all the sand and pieces easily store back into the bin with a lid!

The Dough Project rainbow DIY pack – This is a rainbow pack of 6 boxes of “make your own playdough” dry mix that you can use to whip up your very own all-natural, plant-based playdough. This is a fun project for the entire family to do together, as it requires the use of the stove, and creates 15oz of playdough per box! Use code TIDYDAD for 15% off an order!

Made By Me ultimate box of crafts This craft box is filled with over 1000 pieces of craft materials, all with a unicorn sparkle theme. The storage case contains glitter glues, fuzzy sticks, colorful pom poms, wiggly eyes, friendship threads, scissors, foam stickers, foam sheets, beads, and gemstone shapes. There is an illustrated project inspiration guide, or the materials can be mixed and matched in any way you can imagine.

Something to WEAR

Primary pocket tees & Primary field shorts – Our daughters love these tees with the cute pocket designs and these field shorts with a stretchy waist band, drawstring, and pockets. They’re comfortable to play in all day, perfect for spring/summer, and come in lots of fun colors. Use code TIDYDAD20 for 20% off your 1st order + free shipping.

OOLY blue unicorn necklace – Our middle girl’s favorite animal is a unicorn, and her favorite color is blue, so she is going to LOVE this necklace. The bright blue unicorn charm has sparkle glitter built right in, and the chain also features a tiny gold heart dangle and a fluffy tassel. It’s the perfect jewelry piece for her!

Klee ultimate makeup kit – Our older two girls have been asking for their own makeup kits, so that they can be “fancy” when they play dress up. We discovered this kids makeup line that is made from quality minerals and natural preservatives, and is free from artificial dyes and heavy mineral oils. This “For the Win” set includes eyeshadow, blush, tinted lip gloss, roll-on natural fragrance, glitter gel, rainbow blush brush, eyeshadow applicator, and water-based peel-off nail polish. It’s sure to be a big hit in our house!

The Tot pajama set – This adorable pajama set is made out of super soft organic pima cotton. They come in lots of fun prints, including this bright lemon zest pattern. They’re stretchy, comfortable, and keep little ones cozy all night. We’re getting a matching set for all 3 girls!

Something to READ

Narwhal and Jelly box set – Our girls recently discovered this graphic novel series about a narwhal and a jelly fish. The 2 friends go on lots of adventures, filled with playful illustrations and silly captions. This box set includes the first 3 books in the series: Narwhal: Unicorn of the SeaSuper Narwhal and Jelly JoltPeanut Butter and Jelly. It’s a fun introduction to graphic novels and early chapter books.

Yoto audio player – All 3 of our girls love listening to audio books and music on their Yoto Players. We love that the device has no cameras, microphones, or ads. We love adding new audio cards to their collection on gift-giving occasions. Our middle daughter recently got The Narwhal and Jelly Collection, and now she can follow along with the paperback version of the books from the box set (above).

Hello!Lucky Kids: Sloth and Smell the Roses – This book focuses on the pillars of mindfulness. It covers topics such as taking deep breaths, acknowledging strong feelings, and then working to let them go. There is also a fun search-and-find element, as a rose is illustrated in every spread as another reminder to stop and smell the roses!

Hello!Lucky Kids: You Are Fantastic! – This book is a joyful tribute to all the things that make YOU special. It is a perfect birthday book, as it focuses on a little extra celebrating of all the things that make you one of a kind. It is full of delightful, colorful animal illustrations that bring the text to life!

Lulu Jr. IlluStory book making kit – Our girls love reading, drawing, and coloring, and this set brings those interests together into a unique Create Your Own Book kit. It’s a bookmaking kit specifically for children, with a guide on how to write and illustrate your very own story. Kids get to use the template pages to write and illustrate their story. Then you simply send it back in the postage-paid envelope to be professionally printed into a full-color, 20 page hardcover book and shipped back to you. This will be a fun project!

I hope this roundup inspires you to consider some fun new gift ideas for 4-5 year olds. Maybe you’ll even incorporate the categories of “something to play, something to learn, something to craft, something to wear, something to read” into your gifting!

Thanks for pinning: Gift Ideas for 4-5 Year Olds

gift ideas for 4-5 year olds

____________________________________________________________________________

You may also like:

gift ideas for 4-6 year olds
holiday gifts for 3-5 year olds
holiday gifts for 6-8 year olds

April 7, 2022

Gift Ideas for 4-5 Year Olds!

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Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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