Stocking Stuffers for a 5-Year Old

I spend the whole year thinking about and purchasing the perfect gifts, big and small, for my little family. If you’re stuck thinking beyond the standard chocolate and candy fare, or want to go a different route, I bring you a list of mostly gender-neutral stocking stuffers your 5 year old will love! These are items already stored away for my 5-year old boy, Aiden!

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I am one of those people who shops for Christmas all year long. I have drawers and bins stashed around the house filled with gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone. I keep track of all my ideas and purchases in an app, so I know both what I have and what I think would be good to purchase. This year I’ve filtered out my best ideas and bring you the TOP GIFTS FOR A 5-YEAR OLD! Customize these items to girl or boy and you’re set for Christmas!

  1. Pencil Sharpener – You can never have enough of these, particularly ones that catch the shavings. My son loves to sharpen his pencils and pencil crayons, so this year I got him a special train-shaped one at an antique store, but any sharpener will do!
  2. Lego Minifigures are a great way to expand the play of your Lego set, plus it’s exciting to see what you’ll end up with!
  3. Pocket Etch-A-Sketch makes for a great car or restaurant toy. The larger Etch-A-Sketch is a classic toy, but I love mini items!!
  4. Cubebot brain teaser puzzle, mini is a recent find of mine from a local toy store. My son was enamoured with the little cube that transforms to a robot and it comes in a variety of colours
  5. Calendar is great for your child’s room or the fridge. Children love to know when special events or days are coming up, plus it’s a great way to reinforce days of the week, months and reading skills.
  6. A travel size game like Qwirkle allows you to expand your gaming library without infringing on your storage space. Many travel-sized games are not actually more difficult to use, but offer the benefit of more compact and sturdy packaging (zipped pouches or tins). Qwirkle is a game I’ve wanted for a while!
  7. A wallet or coin purse is a lot of fun for your child, but also helps them learn how to manage their money. Whether they are spending their own money or you offer them a chance to pay for their own items (like a lunch or ice cream you would have usually paid for on their behalf), it’s a fun chance to learn!
  8. A kids magazine or chapter book like Flat Stanley, Geronimo Stilton or Magic Tree House. These are great introductory chapter books for parents to read or for early readers
  9. Lego Creator kits come in all sizes. The small ones like the train are great because they fit in the stocking, but can be used over and over creating the 3 different models. So much more open-ended than a single set would be!

I believe that you can give quality and useful gifts in a stocking without having to break the bank. You can find many quality art supplies at dollar stores, from stencils to glitter glue and pencil crayons, and even some games and books. If you avoid the poor quality dollar store toys and instead focus on items of use, you can create hours and days of fun for very little!

See also my Stocking Stuffers for a 4 Year Old, Stocking Stuffers for a 1 Year Old, Stocking Stuffers for a 2 Year Old and a Guys’ Guide to Stocking Stuffers for Her.

Stocking Stuffers for a 5 Year Old

By Arieanna Schweber

TOP GIFTS FOR A 5-YEAR OLD

  • Lego Creator Kit

    By Arieanna Schweber

    Small Lego Creator Kits like the train are great because they fit in the stocking, but can be used over and over creating the 3 different models. So much more open-ended than a single set would be!

  • Early Chapter Book or Magazine

    By Arieanna Schweber

    A kids magazine or chapter book like Flat Stanley, Geronimo Stilton or Magic Tree House. These are great introductory chapter books for parents to read or for early readers

  • Wallet or Coin Purse

    By Arieanna Schweber

    Both fun and great for learning about money!

  • Travel Sized Game

    By Arieanna Schweber

    A travel size game like Qwirkle allows you to expand your gaming library without infringing on your storage space.

  • Calendar

    By Arieanna Schweber

    Children love to know when special events or days are coming up, plus it’s a great way to reinforce days of the week, months and reading skills.

  • Cubebot

    By Arieanna Schweber

    My son was enamoured with the little cube that transforms to a robot and it comes in a variety of colours

  • Lego Minifigures

    By Arieanna Schweber

    Minifigs are a great way to expand the play of your Lego set, plus it’s exciting to see what you’ll end up with!

  • Pencil Sharpener

    By Arieanna Schweber

    You can never have enough of these, particularly ones that catch the shavings.

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