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We continually update this page with the hottest gift ideas and trends for 5 year old girls. If you have a great gift idea for this age group please feel free to share it using the message form at the bottom of this page! Thanks for stopping by today and good luck shopping!

Crocs Shoes and Footwear Accessories

cool original gift ideas for girlsEverybody loves Crocs shoes, especially kids! The original Crocs shoes where a huge hit with parents thanks to their versatility and now a variety of new “themed” Croc designs and styles have increased the appeal of Crocs to children as well (Free Economy Shipping On All Orders at Crocs.com!. Crocs are a perfect gift for virtually anyone on your holiday shopping or birthday list. Our children loved their Lego themed Crocs we bought them last year and this year our son absolutely loves his “Spider Man” Crocs with glow in the dark eyes. Our older girls love the cool “animal print designs”. New for 2015 and 2016 are the popular Star Wars themed crocs as well!  Crocs even come in fleece lined versions to help keep children’s’ feet warm during the cold winter months. Free Economy Shipping On All Orders at Crocs.com!

Slackers Zipline Kits

The author's 9 year old daughter on the family's 90' Slackers "Eagle Series" Zipline.

The author’s 9 year old daughter on the family’s 90′ Slackers “Eagle Series” Zipline.

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity for a boy or girl between the ages of 4 and 12, you can’t go wrong with a Slackers Eagle Series Zipline from Brand 44. Hands down these are the safest and easiest to install ziplines you can buy for home use and they cost a lot less than you might think (around $140 for a 90′ model).  Best of all, they’re a TON of fun!

My wife and I have 3 kids (ages 9, 7 and 4) and they absolutely love their zipline. Don’t take chances trying to build a homemade zipline system yourself (chances are it would cost you more money to do so anyway). Slackers Ziplines are specifically engineered for outdoor fun and take less than 30 minutes to install with two adults.

For more information read our full review of the Slackers Eagle Series Zipline we bought for our own kids which includes a demonstration video of the zipline in action!

Where to Buy: Click here to purchase a Slackers Zipline Kit today through HearthSong.com.

The HugglePod Deluxe Hanging Chair

hugglepod 3, 4, 5, 6 year old girl gift ideaLooking for a unique gift for a young boy or girl on your birthday or Christmas shopping list? Check out the HugglePod Hanging Chairs available through our friends at HearthSong. These hammock like chairs are a huge hit with our children (currently ages 3, 6, and 8). Our 8 year old daughter loves curling up in the HugglePod and reading while our two younger kids love swinging around and spinning in the chair. We have ours hanging from a rafter in the basement of our home but they can also be used outdoors or inside the house with a special portable holding stand. Order today through HearthSong and receive a special discount on shipping!!

Enchanted Forest Board Game by Ravensburger $20

My wife and I have always been impressed with the quality of Ravensburger toys, puzzles and games. Last week my daughter received the Enchanted Forest Board Gameby Ravensburger for her 5th birthday and we both agree this game is another great product. Although the game is for ages 6+, my 5 year old daughter was able to quickly pick up the basic concept of the game with minimal guidance. The object of the game is to move your game piece around the game board (the enchanted forest) looking for various “treasures” as identified through flipping over playing cards. The game gets really fun when players have identified where the treasure is and then have to race back to the castle to claim the prize. My wife and I highly recommend this game for any boy or girl between the ages of 5 and 7 (with adult supervision).

The Original Fairy House Book ($11):

My girls love “anything” to do with Fairies and this great book by Tracy Kane is one of the reasons why! Just turn the pages in the book and discover a world filled with whimsical habitats constructed from natural materials. The idea is to entice a fairy to stop by for a visit! From rustic dwellings to fairy mansions, this book is filled with inspiring ideas for the child to build her own fairy houses.

Fathead Graphics and Wall Decals

gift ideas for 1 2 3 4 year old daughterAre you shopping for a girl who loves Disney Princesses, Super Heroes or other famous characters? Why not buy them an incredible life-sized decal of their favorite characters that can be used to decorate their bedroom walls? Fathead has been making amazing life size decals of famous athletes, super heroes, Disney characters (and much more) for over 10 years. These easy to install and remove wall decals are safe for nearly all types of walls and can be removed, rearranged and reused as needed! You can even have CUSTOM made Fatheads of family members, friends, pets and more!  The perfect birthday or Christmas gift for a boy or girl. Transform Your Child’s Room With Fathead Decals! Shop Now!!

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Razor Kick Scooters:

razor scootersYou just can’t go wrong with these Razor A Kick Scooters! Our kids absolutely love them and when used with helmets, they’re a great way for the kids to burn off some of their energy and get exercise. These scooters are offered in a variety of different colors and they’re built to last. They’re rated for children (and adults) up to 143 lbs but they feel sturdy when I stand on them (6′ and 180 lbs). You can order them online through Target, Toys R Us or just about any other major online retailer. Good Luck and Have Fun! Shop at Target.com

Gift Ideas Between $15 and $25:

Jelly Belly’s BeanBoozled Game

best christmas gift ideas for son and daughterWho doesn’t love Jelly Belly jelly beans? Jelly Belly offers a ton of great holiday and birthday gift ideas for boys and girls. In addition to the regular gift packs, our kids absolutely love the Jelly Belly BeanBoozled game where you spin the wheel and take a chance on eating either a delicious flavor or something less desirable. Make sure you pick the correct bean or you could be eating a bean with the following flavor attributes: canned dogged food, skunk spray, baby whites, barf, and stinky socks. You can only imagine how much fun this game could be for 4, 5, 6, and 7 year old boys and girls!

Live Butterfly Garden ($16):

Witness one of nature’s most spectacular transformations up close with this reusable, collapsible habitat. This amazing kit includes easy-to-use feeder and complete instructions for habitat. This kit includes a voucher for 3 to 5 butterfly larvae and food (I would wait until spring time before ordering the actual larvae). You can adopt and raise a handful of caterpillars, watch them transform into painted lady butterflies, then lift the garden cover to release your beautiful specimens into the wild. This exciting habitat makes a fabulous introduction to the miracles of nature. The larvae and food available round the year.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Floor Easel

gift ideas for 3 year old girlsWe have 3 kids of our own and it can sometimes be very hard to find something that everybody wants to play with. We bought our Melissa & Doug Floor Easel 6 years ago and it is still going strong! This stand up art easel is perfect for kids between the ages of 2 and 8. The unit has trays to store art supplies (markers, paint, chalk, etc.) and has both a dry erase board and traditional chalkboard. It is a little pricier than some of the other wooden floor easels alternatives, but you’re not going to find any that match the Melissa & Doug brand for value and durability. Sale Save 20% on Melissa & Doug Wooden Easels! Now At GummyLump.com!

The Original “Daddy Doll” ($25):

The perfect gift from the parent, grandparent, or other relative that will be away from a child for an extended period of time (military deployment, business trips, merchant seaman, airline pilot, etc.). “Daddy Dolls” allow you to take pictures of yourself (or someone else) and have the image scanned into a doll for the child. I had one made for each of my children (ages 2, and 4) and they absolutely love them! You also have the option of recording a message for the child that they can listen to by pushing a button. For more information, or to order a “Daddy Doll” click here.

“Grow” Your Own Rock Candy (And Make Other Tasty Treats) $19:

Who knew science could taste so good? With this kit, you’ll whip up cupcakes, cookies, candy, and more all in the name of science! Learn what makes cakes rise, candy crystallize, and more real chemistry happen in the kitchen. Tasty Science is packed with ingredients, recipes, activity cards, a test tube laboratory, and lots more to explore the science of taste.

“Spot It” Game by Blue Orange:

spot it reviewSpot It by Blue Orange is a great child development game that can be played by children of all ages. My wife and I love it because the game is super easy to set up, its fun, and best of all, all three of our children (3 year old boy, and 5 and 8 year old girls) can play it with us (although our 3 year old needs a little “help”). The game encourages kids to match pictures on their own cards to the pictures on the cards from the deck as cards are flipped over one by one. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins (after the deck of cards has been flipped over). You can by Spot It at most major retail stores or online.  You can also read our full Spot It Game review.

Cool Gifts Over $50:

An Authentic L.L. Bean Sleeping Bag:

Yes I’m from Maine, and yes my in-laws work at LL Bean headquarters in Freeport, ME, but that doesn’t stop me from making an unbiased recommendation of an L.L. Bean sleeping bag as a great gift for an active boy or girl! I literally grew up in one of these bags! Whether crashing on friend’s living room floor during a slumber party, or camping at a remote campsite, a good quality sleeping bag (especially one from L.L. Beans) will stand the test of time and keep the boy or girl in your life warm and cozy no matter where they end up sleeping! If you’re not lucky enough to live by an L.L. Bean retail or factory store, you can shop for L.L. Bean sleeping bags online.

Children’s Puppet Theater ($59):

Girls and boys love being the center of attention! This wooden puppet theater has a sturdy, non-tip base and plenty of room inside for a puppeteer or two to put on a show! The playful, detailed graphics and plush, velvety curtains will help inspire creativity and expression in any child. Includes a chalkboard panel and clock with movable hands.

Personalized L.L. Bean Rocking Chair ($109):

Parental supervision suggested for children under 3! These rocking chairs are just too cute not to include in our list of gifts for boys and girls! These adorable “first rocker” has slightly curved armrests and a comfortable, contoured seat. Solid hardwood with interlocked joints. Even better, these items are made in Maine (my home state!). You can order one of these chairs through the L.L. Bean website.

Junior Girls Golf Club Set ($85):

If you’re looking to introduce the youngster in your life to the game of golf, there’s perhaps no better quality set of junior golf clubs than the Linksman Junior Girls Golf Set (for 3-5 year olds). As an avid golfer myself, I researched the best junior golf set options available for my 3 year old (she’s now almost 5 and they still work very well for her). I bought this set through Amazon for under $80 on sale and I was blown away by the value. These clubs are better quality than the first set of real “men’s” clubs I got when I was 10 years old. There are 4 clubs included in the set along with a great quality pink junior “stand bag” (my daughter loves carrying her bag over her shoulder “just like daddy”.

Take the stress out of gift shopping with unbiased suggestions, opinions, reviews, and tips from real parents. If you need to buy a gift for a child’s birthday party, Christmas, Easter, graduation, holiday, or other special occasion, this handy website will help guide you in selecting an appropriate and enjoyable present.