I say this basically for every age, but five might be my favorite. Their whole personalities start to shine. We've seen their personality traits at every stage until now, but 5-year-olds are fun because they are just so thoroughly them. You can have serious and silly conversations. You can have hard truths slung your way and knock-knock jokes that make no sense. And above all, they know what they want and they will tell you.

This makes picking out gifts both harder and easier. Because they can also change their mind on a dime and the thing that was beloved before might not be anymore.

Well, we're here to make it just a little bit easier by sharing our favorite holiday gifts for 5-year-olds. There's something here for every kid:

For the kid who’s obsessed with dolls: Plan Toys modern dollhouse

wooden doll house

This is the stuff my Instagram dreams are made of. And by "my" I mean my kid's, of course. This modern dollhouse is minimalist but that doesn't stop your little's imagination. I love that it's all classic wood and clean lines. Plus it makes my eco-friendly heart pitter-patter with the solar panels and wind turbines. It's not your grandma's dollhouse, but it is a family heirloom in the making.


For the kid who loves recess: Yardbird ready-to-roll kickball set

yardbird kickball set

This is meant to be an outdoor toy, but for those cold winter months, I can see savvy parents setting this up in a basement or bonus room. I was not a sporty kid but kickball was one of those games I thoroughly enjoyed playing and I bet your 5-year-old will too. This set comes with everything you need in a handy bucket that's great for both storage and portability.


For the kid who wants to grow up and be a doctor: Janod play doctor's kit

janod play doctor's kit

This gives you everything your little one needs to make sure the whole family is healthy. I love that the medical kit holds 9 sturdy tools—all made out of wood—from a thermometer to a stethoscope. This set is made to last through hundreds of "doctor's appointments."


For the kid who loves to build: Janod stacking stones

janod stacking toys

This gift may be simple on the surface, but it's the first step to unlocking any kiddo's imagination. They can use the stones to build towers, bridges or huge skyscrapers. I especially love that they're made from eco-friendly water-based paint and wood.


For the kid who can sometimes feel anxious: Arrgh giant stress ball

arggh giant stress ball

While this is definitely a kid's toy, some parents might find themselves reaching for this as well since, you know, 2020. It's a great sensory experience for anyone who is worried. They can just squeeze, punch and smoosh their anxiety away.


For the kid who loves being indoors: Little Likes kids Go fish! playing cards

go fish cards

This is such a fun twist on a childhood classic. This set is great for ages 3 and up so if your 5-year-old has younger siblings or cousins they want to play with, everyone can join in the fun!


For the kid who loves to be cozy: AmazonBasics Unicorn pillow and blanket

unicorn pillow and blanket

This will become a beloved set for anyone who wants to be cozy on the go—even for kiddos who don't formally nap anymore. The unicorn pillow is the perfect space to lay down a little head and the blanket is so incredibly soft and warm. Perfect for bringing in the car or leaving at their grandparent's house.


For the kid who loves board games: SmartGames Three little piggies game

smartgames three little piggies game

This is a board game and puzzle in one. The set comes with a Three Little Pigs storybook and booklet that has 48 different challenges that will help your kiddo think about space planning and problem-solving all in one.


For the tech-obsessed kid: GeoSmart Flip bot

geosmart flip bot

This one is for all our STEM kiddos out there. They can take this toy and build multiple types of vehicles from the parts and then watch as their creation races around the house. If you buy two, they can be used to race against each other!


For the kid who loves style: Toms Glow-in-the-dark sneakers

toms glow in the dark sneakers

What makes sneakers even better? When they glow in the dark! I love these super fun kicks because they also help your kiddo's need for independence sine they can pull these on and off all by themselves.


For the kid who has a huge imagination: AmazonBasics pirate wearable blanket

amazon basics pirate wearable blanket

I love a good multi-tasker and this wearable blanket is such fun because it's a costume and a cozy blanket at the same time. The hood looks like a fun pirate's hat and the corners have little "hooks" you can cover your hands with. And when the fun is over, they can wrap themselves up in their costume and take a quick snooze.


For the kid who’s always on the go: iimo kids bike

iimo kids bike

This might be one of the cutest kid's bikes I've ever seen. It comes with a wire basket and a detachable saddlebag so your little one has plenty of storage for whatever adventures await them. I love this bike for its high Japanese-quality standards and its functional design.


Want more gift guide inspiration? We've got you covered. Check out all of our 2020 Gift Guides here.

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