What to buy a 5 year old for Christmas

What to buy a 5-year old for Christmas + Giveaway

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Christmas is coming and this year we want to focus on Kairi’s current interests and her home education. She’s 5 years old this year and really starting to know what she wants! I recently wrote my 4-year old Christmas gift guide but as a quick recap, last Christmas on her list was lego, bath bombs and Alexa! Don’t forget to check out the end of the post where I am holding an awesome Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends Giveaway!

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If you are stuck for Christmas gift ideas for your 5 year old, this is full of them!


What to buy a 5-year old for Christmas


Melissa and Doug Magic Set

Kairi saw a couple of magicians this year while we were away and loved them! So we decided to get her this Melissa & Doug magic set. Some of the tricks might be a little advanced for her, but Melissa and Doug are such a good brand that I know the set will last.new-fairy-garden

My Fairy Garden

Kairi believes in fairies so much and enjoys creating things like fairy doors for them. So this magical indoor fairy garden is the perfect gift for her. I can’t wait to see what she creates with it!

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Snowy Playfoam Pals

Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends

We got Playfoam Pals earlier in the year and the girls loved them. This year we have some Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends which will be the perfect stocking fillers (if I can hold off that long!) Each snowball includes a mini winter pal and a ball of coloured Playfoam to play with. It will keep the kids occupied for hours! (I’ve got 2 sets to give away at the end of this post!)


My Little Pony

Kairi asked for this My Little Pony and if I’m honest, as I hit pay, the words ‘you’ll regret this’ jumped out of the screen! Rainbow Dash allow you to sing through the microphone, which of course means plenty of noise to come!

Paint a Petal Fairy Tea Set

Kairi loves to do art and craft, so this year I wanted to get her a little something she could keep and enjoy. This petal fairy tea set is the perfect choice!

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Barbie Pet Care

As much as we avoid ‘girly’ and ‘pink’, the internet has told Kairi to love barbie, so this year she has asked for Barbie Pet Care, we’ve also grabbed her a zip bin to store her new Barbie bits in too.

Mini Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

What is more fun that a treasure hunt?! This kit is perfect for the active 5 year old. The clues are simple and but fun, I can’t wait to run around play this with her.

Popin’ Cookin

If your little one is interested in cooking, then popin’ cookin is the perfect set for them, simple with a fun result!


Win Playfoam® Pals™ Snowy Friends!

Playfoam Pals are for Children 5+ (however my 3 year old loves to play with them when supervised) You can get hold of two 2-packs using the gleam entry below!

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Snowy Playfoam Pals Giveaway



Deciding what to buy my 5 year old for Christmas was a walk in the park this year. If you are interested in bright, colourful and fun, then check out her gift guide list! What to buy a 5 year old for Christmas

*This post contains affiliate links and also includes sponsored products (#AD) However I have chosen all these for Kairi’s Christmas gifts because we truly love them!

Deciding what to buy my 5 year old for Christmas was a walk in the park this year. If you are interested in bright, colourful and fun, then check out her gift guide list! What to buy a 5 year old for Christmas

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4. Closing date for entries is 21st November 2018 11:59:59
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Comments 78

  1. Awesome list!! Amelia’s been after a fairy garden too, and I know she’d go nuts for the MLP ?? and it would certainly drive me nuts too haha!!

  2. So far I have bought Christmas PJs, some board games and yet another unicorn toy. I have also set myself the task of making some dress-up clothes and some doll’s clothes.

  3. My son is a little mini gamer so a couple of PS4 games and he’s happy! Also planning on a ton of Marvel Avengers toys as he’s obsessed. My four year old daughter is all about LOL Dolls and Barbie so they 3 Story Barbie Townhouse will be her big present this year!

  4. My teenage son is wanting a mini fridge for his bedroom which I have bought already 🙂 and my daughter is getting a Barbie camper van 🙂

  5. My daughter loves squishies and slime. Haven’t decided what to get her yet but I’m sure they’ll be in the selection x

  6. My oldest daughter loves crafts and books, so I’ve been collecting bit and bobs for her for the past few moths. Son wants a Nintendo Switch and the youngest wants a Fingerling.

  7. We’re getting lots of Paw Patrol and Blaze goodies for our eldest! Our youngest will have a few Twirlywoos toys but mostly Melissa & Doug toys 🙂

  8. Our daughter has lots of things on her list. the fairy light garden is on it and she loves Tsum Tsums. She loves anything crafty and creative so we are getting her lots of crafts kits too

  9. My youngest the Thomas super station. My 4 year old wants lots of Lego and my 6 year old a transformer and lots of Marvel things

  10. My two granddaughters are really into unicorns and fairys so are both getting a faury garden, my older grandsons are getting a playstation game between them and my little grandson is getting something to do with dinosaurs Im not sure what yet, just love buying gifts for them

  11. I have no living children, but I do have 8 nieces and nephews ranging in ages 2 – 15 so presents are extremely varied.

  12. Fairygarden is on her list, plus everything related to horses – so she would get a playset, plus maybe a first session horse riding as well 🙂

  13. My little one will only be 4 months old by Christmas so I’m getting him some toys that he will be able to play with as he grows up. I’ve already got him a BeatBo and I’m also planning on getting him some bath time toys and a walker 🙂

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