27 Gifts For 5 Year Old Girls To Expand Their Imagination

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 10, 2023

    Girls have started to outgrow their kiddie toys at this age and are beginning to want to play with something more grown-up—some 5-year-old girls like getting dirty, while some tutus and sparkles, and some girls like both. When choosing a gift, consider what the girl is interested in or passionate about. Whether it’s art, music, animals, or something else, tailoring the offering to her unique interests can make it extra special.

  1. Marble Run Building Set
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    Are you looking for a fun stem toy? Switch up the building blocks for these marble-run building toys that do more than help kids build creations. It’s one of the best toys to help them build confidence, problem-solving, and fine motor skills. All parts must be connected to ensure marbles can pass through and reach the bottom. There is no limitation to the construction style of this marble run set. Building various tracks could help sharpen logic capacity, spatial imagination ability, creativity, and hand-eye coordination.

  3. Scooter
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    Equipped with all the features that will delight your kids, this scooter comes with a T-bar adjustable to four heights, wheels that light up to catch the eye, and a design to teach steering fundamentals. Not only does it boost self-assurance and help develop coordination in younger kids, but it offers them an initial sense of autonomy as they navigate the sidewalks. This is the perfect gift for an active five-year-old girl, allowing her to keep pace with you during your outings.

  5. Playhouse Tent
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    Inspired by fairytale castles, this beautiful and remarkable princess house can help your little one’s dreams come true. This is the cutest fairy house tent, providing a private space for your kids to entertain themselves, read, and relax. This sizable tent can accommodate up to 3 princesses at the same time. Perfect for imaginative play and one of the best gift ideas for 5-year-old girls.

  7. Crayola Tracing Pad
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    This craft kit gives kids the confidence to create with the included coloring board and art supplies! They can place ten tracing sheets on the Light Up Tracing Pad, then use a blank sheet and graphite pencil to trace the image before adding flair. The art kit lets kids choose from over 100 traceable photos, which helps guide their creativity without requiring them to doodle an individual scene from scratch. In addition, the 12 short colored pencils make coloring and embellishing the traced design smooth and easy—a great gift idea for a kiddo who loves arts and crafts.

  9. Unicorn Bathrobe
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    This magical Unicorn Bath Wrap features fun details, like a 3-D horn, tie-dye print, and a mane, to add whimsy to their clean routine. Unicorns will make any little girl happy! Of course, you can’t buy a 5-year-old girl the unicorn she’s been wanting, but you can make getting warm and dry a bit more magical.

  11. Dollhouse
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    My Dreamy Dollhouse is packed with fun details like a gliding elevator and furniture pieces that make a sound at the push of a button. This sturdy mansion was designed to withstand years of use and makes an excellent gift for any young girl. Fourteen pieces of furniture, lamp lights up, door and windows open and close, large enough that multiple children can play at once—a great birthday gift for any five-year-old girl.

  13. Karaoke Microphone
  14. Grab the microphone and sing along to your favorite songs. Two-channel stereo headphones can produce great sound with echo reverberation. Then, by pairing the microphone with an iPhone or Android Smart Phones over Bluetooth, you can sing through musical Apps like YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, and more.

  15. Ballerina Jewelry Box Gift Set
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    She will be all smiles as she opens her pretty musical box for the first time to see a beautiful ballerina doll spin to the famous and magical Nutcracker – Waltz of the Flowers tune for the first time. But, of course, nobody likes an empty box, so you’ll find a delicate stainless steel rose-gold colored adjustable bracelet and necklace as they open the box—the perfect gift for a little ballerina.

  17. My Fairy Garden
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    Plant, Grow, Play. You get everything you need to create a natural garden. Plant your fairy garden and watch it grow using the included soil and seeds. Add your flowers or seeds, too–the possibilities are endless. Maybe even decorate with some stones or other fun things you have. Check on it every day and water it as needed. Make sure it gets sunlight, too. Play with your fairy garden and use your imagination to have lots of fun.

  19. Disney Princess Necklace Set
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    Kids will have tons of fun with this set! First, design your Disney princess necklaces with this fun, easy-to-use slide the beads and character charm through the silicone necklaces. Then, mix and match the colorful beads and character charms like The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Snow White to create new looks repeatedly!

  21. Star Night Light
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    This unique night light will project the moon and stars on your little one’s bedroom walls. You can set the timer to turn off when they fall asleep.

  23. Fire Kids Tablet


    Fire 8 Kids Edition Tablet is perfect for their little hands and growing minds. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription offering over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, apps, and games for kids 3-12. Limit screen time, set educational goals and curfews, and manage content for up to 4 child profiles with easy-to-use parental controls. 

  25. Easel
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    This all-inclusive easel has it all! The best-selling All-in-One Easel from Hape features a magnetic whiteboard on one side, an easily erasable chalkboard on the other, and a convenient refillable paper roll. In addition, the height is fully adjustable to three different levels, encouraging artists, young and old—a great addition to any playroom.

  27. Unicorn Activity Book
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    If your little one adores unicorns and everything sparkly, they’ll love this activity book filled with unique craft ideas for creating beautiful art with scratch-off pages and engaging activities. Children ages four and up will be entertained for hours—a great stocking stuffer idea.

  29. Makeup Set
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    Girls pretend to be wearing actual makeup in preschool and early elementary ages. Let your little princess enjoy using our Toysical Fashion Makeup Kit for Kids challenge and feel like a professional makeup artist! Perfect for pretend play, princess parties, play-dates, and beginners’ & teens’ first makeup kit. This cosmetics playset may also be used as doll makeup for American Girl Dolls.

  31. Tea Set
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  32. Tea party, anyone? Invite your dolls or best friends to join as the hostess serves tea and goodies in the garden. This 23-piece set includes one teapot with a lid, one sugar bowl with a lid, one creamer, 4 cups, four saucers, four spoons, four napkins, a tablecloth, and a unique basket. All of these pieces are beautifully adorned with beautiful butterflies. The wicker-design basket carries all your tea set needs and has a sturdy latch closure and a handle. 

  33. Elsa Dress-Up Set


    There is no need to put any 5-year-old girl’s dreams on ice when they can come true with our Elsa Costume. Inspired by the queen’s elegant outfit in Frozen, this detailed gown is frosted in glittering icicles and sequins, with a sparkling snowy cape: an excellent way for her to role-play and the best gift for a Frozen lover.

  35. Unicorn Duvet
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    Your little one may prefer jeans by day. But at the stroke of sundown, regular girls magically transform into unicorns. So send your little unicorn into dreamland with this whimsical bedding set. Featuring a printed pillow and duvet, they’ll sleep happy dreams.

  37. PawPals
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    The adorable interactive walking and barking Toby – allows children to bring their dream pet into their home with all the love and none of the hassle. Press the buttons on its leash, and this fluffy puppy hobbles to life, inching its way forward and yapping like a natural dog—the cutest furry friend to take for walks or cuddle with. 

  39. Bike
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    Riding a bike is one of the best parts of growing up, and JoyStar offers a complete lineup of kids’ bikes to start making memories. From the first wobbly strides on the balance bike to the first time hitting natural singletrack, our all-new kid’s bikes are designed to create unique first, second, third, and seven-hundredth rides.

  41. Goodnight Book For Rebel Girls
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    The New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists worldwide—a great gift for those bookworms.

  43. Lego Friends
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    Let your budding vet display their pet care with this LEGO set – Friends Emma’s Mobile Vet Clinic. This veterinarian playset is designed to be fun and easy for preschoolers and youngsters, with an excellent animal ambulance made with a remarkable Starter Brick base that lets even first-time builders experience the pride of constructing building vehicles more independently. The included simple guide to build and play with this kid’s vet set will also help your young animal lover understand the purpose of the building steps and grow their imagination and confidence. A playtime favorite!

  45. DIY Water Bottle Design
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    You can stay hydrated in style with your decor color and water bottle kit! Your decor water bottle allows you to express your style by decorating your BPA-free water bottle with markers, gemstones, and glitter. The carabiner clip makes it easy to carry and show off your design. Let her imagination go wild as you create a unique masterpiece. 

  47. Baby Alive
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    It’s not just a doll — it’s a Baby Alive doll! Baby Alive dolls create realistic nurturing experiences from feeding to diapering and beyond. For example, with the Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby doll, kids can immerse themselves in the fun of caring for a baby by helping her to feel better and changing her diaper.

  49. Paint By Sticker
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    Forget the crayons, markers, and paint! Paint by Sticker includes everything kids need to create ten vibrant images, including unicorns, a dragon, a princess, and more. Find the Sticker, peel the Sticker, and place the Sticker. Add the next and the next, and watch your enchanting paintings come to life! All the pages are perforated, making it easy to tear out each finished work to frame and share.

  51. A Farm Stand
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    The Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand is a double-duty wooden playset for kids. It serves as a grocery store or lemonade stand with a simple flip of the awning. This pretend-to-play grocery store includes portable plastic bins for pretend shopping or storing act groceries. This lemonade stand is an ideal gift for kids ages 3 to 6. Add the Melissa & Doug Classic Play Money Set to round out the play experience and give kids another attractive option for screen-free fun. They also make a great ice cream stand with a reversible awning that lets her pick between ice cream or hot dog cart.

  53. Create Your Comic Book
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    Everything in the My Comic Book kit allows a child to write and illustrate their full-color, 18-page, professionally printed storybook. Your kit includes ready-to-use comic book template pages, an order form, instructions, a guidebook, a pencil, a pencil sharpener, an artist eraser, an outline pen, and ten color markers. From superheroes to true stories, My Comic Book brings a child’s imagination to life as they follow their characters’ adventures on the pages.

    What things do 5-year-old girls like?

    When it comes to 5-year-olds, they’re often interested in a wide variety of things. Think dress-up, sensory toys, playing pretend, and something that keeps them active. You want to look for gifts that entice their curiosities and interests. Many enjoy imaginative play, creative activities, and exploring the world around them.

    Some popular things that 5-year-olds might like include playing dress-up, building blocks or LEGOs, reading or being read to, playing outside, and playing pretend with toys like dolls or action figures. 

    What are the best gifts for five-year-old girls?

    At 5, they’re developing new skills because they are starting school and exploring all kinds of unique subjects, which offers endless possibilities to find the perfect gift. We are here to help.

    For a gift that encourages creativity and imagination, consider something artsy like a craft kit, a drawing set, or a dress-up costume. Outdoor toys or games can be a great way to encourage physical activity and exploration. Think about getting a bike, a scooter, or a fun outdoor game like giant Jenga or ring toss.

    Are you looking for unique toys and gifts for 5-year-old girls to get them thinking, moving, inventing, building, exploring, and playing? Our gift guide has many stems, toys, crafts, games, and other great gift ideas for 5-year-old girls.