Want to find a Christmas present that will earn a high five from a 5-year-old? Step this way. We've collected together age-appropriate ideas for gifts that will intrigue and inspire them, indoors and out. Gimme five!
Mini-me products that let them pretend to be vets, hairdressers, doctors, dentists are great fun.
1. Sophisticated role play
Pretend play has gone up a level now and your average 5-year-old has fairly firm opinions on the kinds of jobs they can imagine for themselves in the future: think vets, hairdressers, doctors, dentists and more. This Doctor Set by Jabadabado has everything a mini medic could possibly need to start their own surgery at home.
2. CRAFTY CHARACTERS
They should be also getting pretty good at holding a paintbrush, so you can begin to consider more sophisticated craft kits as pressies. We love Kipod and Djeco because they let kids make lovely wooden toys and artworks that you'll genuinely want to display! The Curious Bear is a new brand to KIDLY that makes unusual craft kits that encourage kids to make candles, grow spaghetti sauce, press flowers and even conjure up magical potions!
3. STATE OF INDEPENDENCE
Den kits make a brilliant Christmas present for this age. What kid doesn't like the idependence of a bit of den-building and all The Den Kit's different picks are packed full of lovely tools and equipment for making their own hideaway in the Great Outdoors (or a bit of the back garden!)
4. LOOK & LEARN
You can really support their learnig journey at school with a well-chosen book and a we have loads of great topic books to choose from about everything from recycling to feminism to the natural world.
5. TIME TO CONCENTRATE
By 5, a kid is much more capable of concentrating for longer periods and they'll be developing areas of real interest. Christmas gifts that require a bit of application and have a delayed payoff are a fab option. Some seeds to plant in their own patch in the garden or some gardening kit, perhaps? If they're more foody than outdoorsy, what about some baking kit of their own so they can start to get really creative in the kitchen? A toolkit can be a good pick too. You'd be amazed at how much it build a kids confidence when you trust then with their own hammer or screwdriver. They might even get round to doing some of those odd-jobs you've been putting off!
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