Ready for some super cool birthday gifts for 5 year olds? After all, turning 5 is a pretty big deal. Hey, you’re turning one whole hand!
Help your favorite kindergartener or preschooler celebrate this milestone with a cool fifth birthday gift that that will keep them learning, exploring, playing, imagining, and just having fun. Because having fun is something 5-year-olds are really really good at doing.
Also, check out our list of cool birthday gifts for 6 year olds, and cool birthday gifts for 4 year olds — you may find some perfect ideas there as well.
Be sure to see our full list of the coolest birthday gifts for kids by age
All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff, there is no compensation in exchange for picks. CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate which means we may earn a small commission on some items purchased. This helps us keep our site independent and support our writers.
($79.99 at Ikuzi dolls)
Meaning “to teach” in the Igbo language, these beautiful, posable Ikuzi dolls come in light, medium, and dark brown skin tones, making them “just like me” dolls for so many girls. They’ll even fit into other 18” doll clothes for loads of variety — but you’ll love the one-of-a-kind outfits they come in, each made from African fabrics, by a fashion designer and mom of four herself.
($29.95, Blankie Tails)
Don’t worry if you are hearing the Jaws theme in your head — this shark blanket only gobbles up your kid with snuggly, comfy minky fabric. They offer the original mermaid blankets, too!
($19.95/book up to complete kitchen tools set for $79.95 at Kalamata’s Kitchen)
Have a future chef on your hands? A budding foodie? A kid who won’t eat anything if it’s not on white bread with the crusts cut off? These wonderful adventures will inspire kids to see food as an adventure — and hopefully recreate some of it in the kitchen themselves. Especially with the exclusive recipe inside from Chef Eric Ripert.
($149.99 at Amazon)
Our favorite kids’ scooter is, as the kids say, totally lit, with the addition of cool, motion-activated LED lights. No batteries or plugs required. It will grow with your five-year-old until they’re 12, too.
($66.49 at Amazon)
Here’s an amazing way to help young kids learn about electricity, currents, and magnets as they work through the challenges provided. All using colorful, oversized, connecting pieces — and augmented reality, which makes it extra cool.
($13.20 on sale at Kal & Co)
This soft cotton tee features strong female role models that all little girls — and boys — should grown up knowing more about.
This set of gorgeous, multi-layered chalk planets are really out of this world, plus $2 from every sale goes directly to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to support Autism research.
($23 at Omy or $24.95 at Amazon)
This is a fantastic gift (also at very top) for a birthday party activity, for a rainy weekend indoors, or just for a long-term craft that kids can keep coming back to. In the end: Wall art! Awesome at any age. Especially in this cool new design — but there are others to choose from.
($71 on sale at Amazon with frequent discounts)
We love all the smart games from Osmo that help turn an iPad into an educational tool for kids ages 5-12.
($20, Conch District)
“I am 5. I am not old enough to understand any of A New Hope but I love the lightsabers.”
($67 on sale at Appaman)
Want to be the cool aunt/uncle/grandparent/godparent who gets them the on-trend jacket? This one should do it. When things get a little chilly, it will keep them warm but still looking cool.
Ban boring backpacks with this super cool metallic Spiketus Rex backpack. The half-pack is sized just right for little kids’ bodies.
A perfect way to give the gift of sweet dreams to your favorite five-year-old. And one of our favorite creative personalized gifts for kids of any age.
($69.99 at Amazon)
Talk about a cool gift for a five-year-old! They’ll fly through the air with the greatest of ease on this durable swing. Parents, breathe easy — it has a grippy bottom.