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Best Gifts for 5-Year Old Girls

Updated on February 9, 2015

My 5-year Old Daughter's Wish List

It is that time of year again, the weather gets colder, the holiday decorations start to appear, and the kids are busy working on their "lists". If you have kids, chances are they have their lists too, but if you are shopping for a little girl without her holiday wish list you have come to the right place. From retro, old-fashioned fun to extreme over the top toys guaranteed to impress - it is all on this page.

5 Year old girls LOVE Frozen. An Elsa costume makes the perfect gift this holiday season. Find this one on

Follow along if you are shopping for a 5-year old or almost 6-year old girl and need some ideas on what the most biggest fads and trends are for this age set. Get ready to pick up one of the top gifts below and cross one name off your gift giving list.

In a hurry? Skip straight to for their list of top selling gifts for 5-year-old girls here.

Frozen Gifts will be the Hottest Gifts this Season

The Frozen trend is going strong. Here are some gifts they may not have yet.

The epic success of the Frozen movie is the still running full steam. After a long shortage, Elsa and Anna costumes are now readily available for all the little girls who waited patiently for them. Check out more great gifts for Frozen fans below.

Indoor Snowball Set

Break out these snowballs for a Frozen-style snowball fight indoors, anytime!

Snowtime Anytime snowballs provide hours of fun indoor snowball fights, and make the perfect prop for all of your Frozen pretend-play. Your little girl will love this gift and spend hours having safe, indoor snowball fights all Winter (Spring and Summer) long!

Disney Frozen Complete Story Playset

There's nothing cuter than hearing your child pretend play with their favorite movie characters. It is so worth it to get a set with all of the characters like this one on Click on the listing at right and see all of the Frozen playsets available online.

Best Electronics Gifts for Girls

Top Tech Toys for Tots

Girls will be girls, but they do love their technology! Check out these most-wanted tech gifts for girls this holiday season. Including the VTech tablet with Wifi and camera which will allow you to finally get your own iPhone or tablet back from your kids!

VTech InnoTab 3S The Wi-Fi Learning Tablet, Pink

The VTech InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet in Pink is $70 at Amazon, and WILL sell out - buy yours while you can. This is the perfect tablet for early readers, and games can be downloaded via Wifi so you don't have to keep track of multiple game cartridges!

A Great Boom Box for Girls

Imaginative play is more fun with a soundtrack! Your little girl will love playing quietly in her room with her own CD boom box. This Barbie one is a great, easy to use pick.

Perfect for playing her Frozen soundtrack!

A High Tech Barbie Doll

Hi-tech and Barbie meet in this innovative doll! Take pictures with this camera-as-doll and then instantly display them on her shirt. This doll gets great reviews from over 100 customers who purchased it on Amazon. Click through the listing at right and read what they have to say about this high tech Barbie.

Best Minimalist, Low-tech and Retro Toys for Girls

Not into the heavily advertised TV toys and licensed characters? Here are some old fashioned fun toys that any girl aged 5-6 will love this holiday season. From the potholder loom that you grew up with to an adorable tea set, these toys will allow her to use her imagination and creativity. I personally remember playing with fashion plates and can't wait to get a set for my daughter this year.

Schylling Pocket Fashion Designer old fashioned gifts for girls
Schylling Pocket Fashion Designer old fashioned gifts for girls

Schylling Tea Set

They're never too old for a tea set! Especially when it is well made and gender neutral like this one. They will keep using it even after the decide that pink is for babies (yes! that day WILL come).

A gift that takes you back...remember this potholder loom from your youth? Maybe your daughter will too!
A gift that takes you back...remember this potholder loom from your youth? Maybe your daughter will too!

Pot Holder Looms and Other Retro Gifts

Remember doing the pot holder loom when you were a kid? Or playing with jacks? Paint by number? All these retro gifts are new again and can be found online at Check out some of the best tried-and-true girls gifts from the past and enjoy passing them down to the next generation.

A Top Girls Gift From the 70's and 80's

Arts and Crafts Gifts for 5 and 6 Year Old Girls

At the age of 5 and 6, girls are still into arts and crafts, but now there is a shift from finger painting to fingernail painting. They still love crafts, but there needs to be a "grown up" aspect to it. Here are my top picks from color-in tattoos to make-your-own purses.

Alex Toys Color A Bag

Alex Color A Flower Bag provides hours of coloring fun, and a usable final product they will be proud to wear. My daughter spent hours working on her color-in messenger bag and has been wearing it proudly for over 2 years now. If you have kids, you know that that's a lot of staying power for a $20 gift!

Color-in-tatoos are an age appropriate gift for a 5 year old girl. (Unfortunately!!)
Color-in-tatoos are an age appropriate gift for a 5 year old girl. (Unfortunately!!)

Find Color-in and Glitter Tattoos Online at Amazon

Makeup, Manis and Pedis for Girls

Think she's too young for glamour? She doesn't!

When girls hit 5 they suddenly want to become little ladies. Instead of fighting over your nail polish and makeup, get her some kid appropriate picks that will provide hours of fun AND kid safe ingredients.

Orbeez have been a huge trend for the past few years, but their revamped Spa is more fun than ever. I love the science aspect of creating the orbeez and watching them grow, before they sink their feet into the bouncy goodness!

Part science, part beauty. Little girls love creating these squishy Orbeez and then sinking their feet in them!
Part science, part beauty. Little girls love creating these squishy Orbeez and then sinking their feet in them!

Piggie Paint Gift Sets on Amazon

Looking for safe, non-toxic nailpolish and makeup kits for girls? Check out some of these top picks. Looking for more options for teens, or for yourself? Check out my other article on makeup for girls here.

What are you buying your 5 or 6 year old this holiday season?

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      BlowDryBar 4 years ago

      It's amazing how many parents are renting out blow dry bars for their kid's birthdays so that they can get the glamorous blowout experience. Luxury at such a young age!

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      InternetMarkete 4 years ago

      The Hello Kitty radio is so cute!

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      DearReview 5 years ago

      the pink DS is really cute.

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      lorenrodgers5 5 years ago

      Innotab 2, Monster high dolls, new bikes

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      Traveller579 5 years ago

      wonderful doll great lens.:)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like it but its some money.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great lens :)

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      aliciamaggie54 5 years ago

      Nice selection:) Thanks for sharing:)

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      rooshoo 5 years ago

      Seems like a fun list. Everyone loves Dora!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info about the Hairmonies Dolls. These dolls are gonna be a huge holiday hit at our house! Such an adorable girl band! Would love it to be a tv show too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Hairmonies dolls are really adorable! My daughter has one and she loves to sing along with her. The dolls harmonize with each other, so she already has the other two on her wish list! A new cool twist for fashion dolls!

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      The spa and the brave doll looks fun.

      I wish there were not somany trendy toys with mini skirts.

      I made paper dolls for my one of kid this year due to this. I think I might make story books along with them.

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      I normally will choose educational toys for my child :-)

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      zillermil 6 years ago

      I refused to do the American Girl thing forever, but it turns out they're very well made and there's a great story associated with them. My daughter learned a lot about American history with hers. Having said that, I made her earn the money to buy it herself (well, from allowance) to make myself feel better about the $100 it cost.