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What Is a Good Birthday Gift for a 5-Year-Old Girl?

Updated July 20, 2017

It is fun to buy gifts for 5-year-old girls as they love all kinds of things. They are at an age where they are old enough to understand more complex items but are still young enough to be filled with wonder and excitement upon receiving a present. When choosing gifts for the 5-year-old in your life, you may want to steer clear of toys with batteries to save the parents money and the hassle of having to change them.

Dolls and Stuffed Animals

Most girls love to play with dolls. Any type of Barbie doll or princess doll is a great gift for a 5-year-old. If she already has an abundance of dolls, try buying her a dollhouse. She'll love having a place for her dolls to live and keep all their things. Stuffed animals are nice gifts for 5-year-olds who like to snuggle. Try one that can talk for an interactive toy or a simple stuffed bear for a cuddle buddy.

Toys and Games

Puzzles are an excellent gift for stimulating a child's mind, and promote education as well as entertainment. A cubebot puzzle is a unique puzzle that doubles as a toy robot, allowing for many hours of play. Legos and blocks also promote education as well as creativity. For a more tech-savvy girl, try computer games for kids, such as Webkinz, a stuffed animal that comes to life in the virtual Webkinz world.

Outdoor Gifts

Gifts for backyard fun are perfect for girls who love the outdoors. Many toys will last for years and can still be used as she grows older. A sandbox with shovels and buckets makes for endless hours of amusement. A slip-and-slide is perfect for a summertime birthday gift. For more elaborate gifts, consider installing a rope swing in one of the trees in her backyard or have a small treehouse built for her. She would also appreciate a swing set with a slide, a tent for sleepovers in the backyard or a small trampoline.

Clothing and Personalized Items

Young girls love clothing and accessories inscribed with their names. Buy her a pretty T-shirt or sweatshirt with her name printed on the front in her favourite colour. Make her feel more grown-up with a personalised jewellery gift, such as a heart-shaped necklace with her name and birthstone on the front. Any kind of dress-up clothes will thrill a 5-year old girl. Indulge her with princess dresses, capes and jackets, sparkly shoes, pretty hats or fairy wings.

Arts and Crafts

Give presents that allow a young lady to express her creativity. Paint by numbers kits are artistic gifts for young girls, as are craft gift baskets filled with markers, crayons, coloured pencils and colouring books. Picture books stimulate the imagination. You may also want to try a jewellery-making kit, complete with beads and string, allowing her to make several necklaces and bracelets.

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About the Author

Jessa Callen is a writer, singer/songwriter and harpist. She began writing music-related articles in 2006, and has published articles on eHow. Callen is passionate about music, and health and wellness. She is the author of a holistic health blog and a newsletter discussing the inner workings of the music industry. Callen holds a Bachelor of Music in studio composition from Purchase College