Looking for more birthday gift guides?Check them out here!There is something about when kids turn 5. Suddenly they are, well,kidsand not babies (but they'll always be your baby, mama. Promise).It is so fun to watch kids' personalities bloom at this age. They are learning important social andemotional skills like how to make friends, and what do with big feelings. They are curious aboutthe world and likely asking tons of question about everything! Your 5-year-old may be learning toread. And one thing is for certain—they are constantly moving their growing little bodies.
As the mama of three kids, I have done my share of searching for presents.

Here are my favorite birthday gifts for a 5-year old:

Bubbles & Joy subscription box

bath subscription boxThis bath time subscription box is seriously adorable. Each box comes with a fun assortment ofall-natural products and toys, designed to bring the fun back to the bath. I got to sample thisone, and my kids loved it (and for the first time ever, did not complain when I said, "Okay kids,bath time!").

Outer space dough set

outer space doughWhat 5-year-old doesn't love dough? We are obsessed with Dough Parlour: The colors are gorgeous andthe scents are 100% food-based, so you don't have to worry when they want to play with the doughfor hours on end.

Super hero cape

super hero capeMy 5-year-old is constantly wearing a costume—it's time to up his game a little. Hijinkscostumes are super-high quality for your little superhero. Just be prepared for them to never wantto take the costumes off.


light brightRemember Lite-Bright? It is just as fun as it always was (but probably better quality than when wewere kids). It inspires creativity and helps develop their fine motor skills and hand-eyecoordination!

Wooden green dollhouse

dollhouseThis dollhouse might be nicer than my actual house. This wooden dollhouse includes a wind turbine,a solar cell panel, recycling bins, a rain barrel and more, teaching kids the importance ofsustainability and green-living. Plus, how fun does this look?

Waiting Is Not Easy!

waiting is not easyMo Williams is the greatest. This lovable story about waiting for a surprise is a fun way to teachkids about patience.

Wooden mini golf set

wooden mini golf setBring mini-gold to your backyard with with kid-sized wooden set. It includes two kids-sized golfclubs, wooden balls, challenging tracks, a hole and a bag to keep it organized. Four!

Chocolate chip muffin shirt

chocolate chip muffin shirtWe tell our kids not to ply with their food, but we never said they couldn't wear it. This soft andadorable felted tee-shirt from Mi Cielo will be an instant favorite.

Letter print

letter printFor personalized art with a fun and unique twist, we adore The Individual Letter California ABCPrints from The Letters NYC. They're a fun way to decorate your kid's room, while also helping themto learn their ABCs!

Adjustable art easel

adjustable easelYour budding artist will love getting creative at this dual-sided easel. One side is a chalkboardand the other is a magnetic dry erase board, making it something they can play with again andagain.

Om the Otter

om the otterEach book from Articulation Books is created to help kids learn about themselves (and have fundoing it). InOm the Otter, kids are taught the value of slowing down and enjoying life's simple pleasures.

Air dry clay

air dry clayMy kids are obsessed with this air dry clay. It is soft and flexible, easy for kids to shape andair dries just in 24 hours.

In My Heart: A Book About Feelings

in my heartBeing 5 can mean lots of big feelings. This book is a sweet and beautiful way to get your littleone to learn about their big feelings.

Micro kickboard

micro kickboardThe Maxi Deluxe scooter is perfect for little ones on the go. It's easy and safe to ride, butdoesn't sacrifice any of the fun.


helmetScooting is more fun when we know kids are safe. I love the helmets from Nutcase. Their cutedesigns and comfy fits make these helmets our go-to.
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