4 year old and 5 year old Gift Guide – 2022 Holiday season

My 4 year old and 5 year old gift guide has a little of everything! From open-ended building to role play to learning and practical life tools and so much more! Some of these are our must-have items that get constant play and others are things we are considering adding to our own home.

As I was sitting down to make my gift guide for 5 year olds I realized that honestly, I was recommending the EXACT same items as my 4 year old guide… Developmentally they are at similar places and enjoying the same toys. True they are no longer preschoolers and are in Kindergarten but beyond that I just wasn’t finding enough different ideas to make it work a new post. So below you will find a little bit of everything for any 4 year old or 5 year old in your life!

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My gift guide takes longer than you would think to compile…

I always keep a running list of ideas that I add to as I think of things over the year, especially now that we are homeschooling. – you can check out our must-haves for homeschool preschool here if you’re in a similar boat!

Inevitably I end up searching the internet to see if there are any new gems I may be missing or things that I want to pick up for us to grow into. I try my hardest to make my 4 year old and 5 year old gift guide products that you may not have seen before but are still well-rated or well-loved in our home.

A little bit of everything to meet the needs of most anyone!

I created my 4 year old and 5 year old gift guide to cover all the basics I could think of for a preschooler or kindergartener who spends the majority of their time at home. I am in no way suggesting you NEED all of the items I list below I am nearly listing our favorites or our personal wish list items. Hopefully, this sparks some ideas for your own kiddo’s wish list!

Looking for a different age?!
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I list what I know, and I have only ever known shopping for a little girl…

My list may be slightly geared towards ‘traditionally’ girl items, but lots of the things on my 4-year-old and 5 year old gift guide are just open-ended, loved by all toys, or at the very least come in other colors and patterns if unicorns and glitter aren’t your kid’s thing! They are SO our thing around here

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I wanted to give our Usborne favorites a special section all to themselves for a couple of reasons.

1. they are without a doubt some of the most used books in the house and are well-loved by us all and without a doubt deserve a special shout out on the 4 year old gift guide! I tried really hard to pick our TOP 6, but I have soooooo many that we really love that this was really hard and I feel like I am leaving out some of our must-haves…I may have to do a separate post on that soon… 😉

2. I am an Usborne consultant and If you choose to purchase anything through one of my links below know that I will make a small commission at NO cost to you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing to help support my family!

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Did I forget any MUST HAVES in the 4 year old and 5 year old gift guide!?

I hope my gift guide gave you a couple of fun new ideas for the preschooler or kindergartener in your life! Please share any other ideas for a 4 year old or 5 year old gift guide you have! I love knowing what the cream of the crop are when it comes to toys!

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