Great 5th Birthday Gifts under #25

    12th October, 2019

POP on over to our list of super affordable 5th birthday gifts and pick out something you can both have a blast with! You won't spend a dime over $25. Promise.

What if we told you there was something on this list that is $8.99, and is probably more fun than anything else you've ever purchased in your entire life? We will give you one hint: It resembles Happy Feet. Take our word for it, grab two and get ready for Battle Penguin with your favourite five year old. If that doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, this list has plenty of other super fun gift ideas for kids, all checking out under $25. Beautiful, fun and thrify. You really are a catch!

We Don't Eat Our Classmates Hardcover

Engaging Story to Read Again and Again. Loved the diverse children represented in this book, and I think students will pick up on theme (treat others the way you want to be treated) easily. A must have for those who do #classroombookaday with students!

This great hardcover book makes a thoughtful 5th birthday gift for kids who are learning about social boundaries. The We Don't Eat Our Classmates presents Penelope Rex, a cute dinosaur that wants to eat all of her friends, to discuss respect and boundaries in a fun, educational way kids understand.

Janod 100pc. Underwater World Puzzle

Large, thick pieces, Very colorful image, durable pieces and storage box. Storage box has a wooden hood for its closure. Great quality! Loved that the pieces are very resistant.

The Janod Puzzle in a breathtaking 100 piece puzzle. It features beautiful blue sea images that kids can dive into. This great idea for a 6th birthday gift comes in bold, bright colors, and features many sea creatures: crabs, fish, octopus, whales, and much more! It comes in a sturdy case with handles so that kids can bring sea fun everywhere.

Melissa & Doug Magic in a Snap! Hocus Pocus Collection

The quality is better than I was expecting! The tricks are easy enough for a kid and convincing enough to amuse adults - at least the first five times. This is adorable and keeps my son occupied. He works really hard trying to perfect the magic tricks. You will feel pretty cool yourself when you’ve mastered the tricks too.

The tricks in the Melissa & Doug Magic in a Snap! Hocus Pocus Collection Magic Tricks Set are simple to master, yet truly amazing to behold. Kids will love to learn how to make a $100 bill disappear and reappear. This fantastic option for a 6th birthday gift is a hands-on, screen-free play experience that encourages creative abilities. This kit is a 12-piece set that includes a magic coin bag, ball and vase tricks, cash case, and magic tube.

Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge

This set surprised me because it is very simple but has kept my kids entertained. I like that the box is a sturdy cardboard one that I can store everything in. It has got my kids thinking about cause and effect and problem solving. Definitely a set to get kids thinking!

This STEM-themed activity set is a fantastic way you can help kids learn about concepts such as angles, trajectories, and many other physics fundamentals. The engaging Learning Resources Crashapult STEM Challenge features challenges with multiple difficulty levels. It’s a fabulous 6th birthday gift option: the kid-powered catapult is so much fun.

Fat Brain Toys Box and Balls

The game is set up so that kids can make up their own games and rules. Encourages collaborative play. Develops number skills and hand-eye coordination. Doesn't take up a lot of space on the shelves.

The Fat Brain Toys Box and Balls offers endless play possibilities with its 8 wooden boxes and 8 bouncy balls. This fantastic 5th birthday gift choice is a great strengthener of hand-eye coordination, concentration, fine motor skills, strategy skills, and planning.

Hape Junior Inventor 3 Experiment Kit

This science experiment kit makes a lovely, educational 5th birthday gift. The child-friendly pieces make for easy assembly. The Hape Junior Inventor 3 Experiment Kit features components for five fabulous experiments: a robot head, a sound maker, a climbing frog, a crane, and a set of grabbing hands! This toy teaches concepts like energy transfer, gravity, and momentum to children.

Billionaire Boy Paperback

Really great book, my son loved it. David Walliams' picture books fit the bill perfectly for this age group. They're humorous (especially for children - Walliams seems to know exactly the type of humour children appreciate) and the illustrations are bold and attractive.

Through Billionaire Boy, kids can learn how money means nothing if you don't have friends! This book makes a fantastic 5th birthday gift, it is educational and heartwarming. Joe is wealthy, he has his own bowling alley and butler. There's just one thing he actually needs, that can't be bought: a friend.

Hedstrom Paw Patrol Skye Hopper Ball

My Granddaughter loved this. She still plays with it every day. She gets a work out and has a great time.

The Hedstrom Paw Patrol Skye Hopper Ball is incredible fun for kids. This great way to get kids up and running makes a fantastic 5th birthday gift. The hop ball is durable enough to use inside or outside the house: the colorful graphics of the kids' favorite characters will turn this ball into their favorite toy!

DK Games: Silly Sentences Book Supplement

This is a well thought out game for new readers who are ready to learn very basic grammer. The physical quality is also very high. I bought these silly sentences for our writing center at home. They are so awesome. They are a great addition to our writing station and homeschooling routine

DK Games: Silly Sentences Book Supplement is a fantastic game to practice grammar skills learned in the first three years of school. This choice for a 4th birthday gift is an great game for 1-4 players. Children and adults can enjoy it together as the younger players learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more with the help of 124 color-coded cards, and construct an almost endless possibility of sentences.

LEGO Classic Classic Rainbow Fun Kit

The set comes with a colorful pamphlet with suggested building ideas, but we like best that the set allows children to free build all sorts of things they can imagine. As always and forever, these are genuine LEGO brand building set pieces, so they are very well made, sturdy, colorful, no sharp mold flash, and the pieces all fit together as they should.

Classic LEGO toys are a must for every kid. This LEGO Classic Classic Rainbow Fun Building Kit features a mix of bright, colorful Lego pieces that allow for open-ended creative play, unique pieces including wheels, shapes, eyes, plus special edition tile celebrating 60 years of the Lego brick. A suitable birthday gift for any5 year old, this toy enhances motor skills and creative thinking, by providing varying degrees of building complexity to suit builders of different levels.

Shark Tail Blanket - Plush Animal Sleeping Bag

To my surprise it was a great quality, perfect sized blanket. Would recommend! Very soft and great quality!

The kids' favorite blankie for movie nights, the Shark Tail Blanket makes an excellent birthday gift to any brave 5 year old. This uniquely shark-shaped design blanket is incredibly cute. It's made from top soft polyester fabric, which is easy to wash and dry, wear resistant and machine washable.

Little Feminist Playing Cards Game

These cards are so cute! I love the women they chose to put on them! The artwork is bright and cheerful! The cards themselves are sturdy and have a good coating, easy to shuffle and play with. The images are great and the quality is too!

Give a 5 year old this lovely playing cards deck. The Little Feminist Playing Cards Game makes a stunning birthday gift to introduce any boys or girls to important women in history with images that are fun for youngsters. This deck features colorful illustrated portraits by Lydia Ortiz of real women who have made a historical impact on the world. The words are by Emily Kleinman.

Kids Walkie Talkies Set

I bought 2 sets of the kids walkie talkies.They all came in good condition and with nice packs.Soon the kids played together happily because the long range of walkie talkies.Whether in the yard or outdoors,they can speak without noise.So far so good working.

When we were kids, we were crazy about walkie talkies. This can't be lost in time! This Kids Walkie Talkies Set includes 22 main channels with 2-way radio sub-channels, ensuring 3-mile wireless, screen-free communication. The 3-pack walkie talkies can inspire the interest in connection and let the children enjoy the adventure of the family or outdoor game. It is designed small, lightweight, and easy to operate. This toy makes an incredible birthday gift to any 5 year old adventurer.

Basic Picture Words Flash Cards

Words are very easy to read with the simple pictures next to the text. Highly Recommended

Flash cards are an excellent way to introduce new skills, reinforce memorization, and support good study habits. The Basic Picture Words Flash Cards is a two-sided card set that features rounded corners for easy sorting. This game makes an excellent birthday present for kiddos ages 5 to 7. The collection includes 96 cards (6" x 3" each) and 1 activity card.

KLUTZ My Pom-Pom Pet Shop Craft Kit

My son specifically requested this kit for Christmas. I got it for him and he was happy with it.The puffs were good quality and didn’t shed at all. This little craft kit is a lot of fun to make with little ones.

The KLUTZ My Pom-Pom Pet Shop Craft Kit is the most adorable birthday gift ever. Kids age 4 to 6 will love to create ten of their own fuzzy friends using pre-made pom-poms, paper punch-outs, and glue. Then, they can assemble their own pet carrier to transport their critters. This kit has everything they need to make a pom-pom pet shop—no food, walks, or house-training required.

How to Draw (Dover How to Draw) Paperback

A wonderful book. So cute! Great for kids getting into drawing. I got 3 of these books for my 6yr old grdgirl, animals people and how to draw, she spends hrs copying the pages and is so proud when she finishes an image

The How to Draw book is amazing for kids from 4 to 10 year old, really. Help a child really learn to draw how they want. It features easy lessons that shows the basic shapes to beginners. They can learn to sketch by combining shapes to produce remarkable representations of several subjects. This book makes it easy for youngsters and would-be artists to draw fruit, fish, kittens, and more.

Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Disc Set

Our best and favorite constructor set! Absolutely free design and no instructions to boost your kid's imagination and spatial thinking. These are about the coolest and most original thing I have ever purchased for the kids. The adults love them just as much!

VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set is a construction toy that teaches children spatial thinking and lets imaginations run wild. Every jar contains over 500 discs, which means hours of endless fun and engineering education. This toy makes a fantastic 5th birthday gift, because in addition to brain building, Brain Flakes discs improve the coordination of young children, keeping both their minds and bodies active.

LEGO City Fire Barbecue Burn Out Truck Toy

Good little set of Lego consisting of a fire truck, 2 mini people, and various little accessories including a tree, barbecue,hot dog, hose and water, 2 flames and a fire axe, and all at a reasonable price too.

The LEGO City Fire Barbecue Burn Out Truck Toy is a fantastic toy for a little firefighter. It features an easy-to-build fire truck with tool storage space, extending bucket and a Starter Brick base. The sturdy fire truck comes with some accessory elements such as a hot dog, a fire hose, and more. The Burn Out Truck Toy is screen-free, it makes for an excellent gift for any kid in their 3rd, 4th, or even 5th birthday!

Melissa & Doug Build-Your-Own Wooden Birdhouse Kit

I would highly recommend this as a fun project to do with a child when you have a couple of free hours, and create some lasting memories. Cute and sturdy birdhouse but parent assistance is required to construct

This easy to assemble birdhouse is a great birthday gift for kids age 5 who like birds! The Melissa & Doug Build-Your-Own Wooden Birdhouse Craft Kit will get a child's feathered neighbors to love their home-tweet-home! Wooden panels, screws, 4 pots of paint, and brush included, this toy promotes creativity and fine motor skills.

Hog Wild Toys Penguin Popper

I use this toy in therapy with children to develop hand strength and visual motor skills. It is fun, engaging and safe.

A penguin that shoots soft foam balls up to 20 feet makes a great birthday gift for playful children! Kids from ages 2 to 6 will love this toy. It's easy to use, and screen-free. All they need to do is squeeze the penguins belly: the harder they squeeze, the further it shoots.

Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers

Great service and price. Product well made. These things have been dropped and put through a test from my group of preschoolers and they are still holding up. They are a great size for small hands and the kids love to use the stand feature so they can slide things underneath it and look.

An amazing birthday gift for that 5 year old explorer, the Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers encourage an early love of learning about nature and science. These kid-friendly magnifiers are made from durable, rainbow-colored plastic, designed to inspire little scientists to grab them and go explore the world around them. The set features 6 magnifiers, each has a flip-out stand to allow hands-free viewing, so kids can use their hands to turn and manipulate the item they’re viewing.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Matching Picture Game

Good activity for Creativity and imagination. Would recommend. Love this item Exactly like descibed

The Melissa & Doug Wooden Magnetic Matching Picture Game is a fantastic gift choice for a 3rd, 4th, or 5th birthday! This toy allows combinations for more than 100 wooden magnets to recreate and bring to life imaginative scenes. This playful and set includes 119 wooden magnets, a magnetic game board, a wooden storage case with handle, and more. Kids three and up will have fun while honing fine motor, matching, color recognition, and problem-solving skills.

Air Dough Animals 4-Pack

Name a kid who doesn't like modeling dough. You can't, right? That's why the Air Dough Animals 4-Pack is a great gift for that 5th birthday you're going to. It's easy mixing for endless color possibilities and creativity. The Air Dough has strong elasticity, which makes it excellent for squishing, stretching, molding, and shaping. This set comes with 4 small sized Air Dough kits giving that kid 8 colors total to work with! It's safe, non-toxic, lab tested and certified.

Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game

Super fun, high quality product and great company. High quality set that saves you time!

The GoTrovo Treasure Hunt Game makes a fantastic birthday gift for a kid ages 3 to 8! It means that your present for a toddler may last for years: no two trails are ever the same. This highly entertaining toy is an action-packed pirate scavenger hunt game for the whole family.

Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Pad

I think this is a super cute activity book. What I think is cool about this is that the items cut from the pages can be turned into other things once they are cut out, like matching games or puzzles. The plastic scissors included with our set also do cut paper well. REALLY great scissor skills book!

Melissa & Doug Scissor Skills Activity Pad is a super cute activity book for kids age 4 to 7. The included safety scissors are child-safe, easy to use, and can be used by right or left-handed kids. This scissor skills activity set for kids assists in the development of fine motor skills and cognitive skills. The inclusion of mazes, puzzles, animal art, sequencing activities, and much more stimulates creativity. This set makes a great gift for kids on their 4th birthday and up!

Tell-a-Tale Pre-School Farmyard Edition

Tell-a-Tale is a super storytelling game that’s suitable for children as young as three years old but can be played by the whole family. It can be given as a birthday present to any kid up to 10-years-old! Set up the stage by choosing from one of the images on the double-sided backdrop and then select a couple of the more massive props and a couple of characters and you’re ready to begin.

Little Gardener Tool Set With Garden Tools

I absolutely loved this. It came well packed. It's fantastic value. Strong materials & good quality. The little pegs are made of good quality wood & paint

Give the gift of gardening fun! This set makes a great 5th birthday gift, which will teach the basics of gardening. The Little Gardener Tool Set is a colorful, fun, and practical toy that promotes a child’s imagination and physical activity. It features a canvas tote, shovel, rake, fork, watering can, and kid-sized gloves. All made with wooden handles and quality metalheads.

Rosie Revere, Engineer Hardcover

This book became dear to me from the first read. I bought this as a gift for my niece, but made sure to read it prior so I'd get the flow/rhythm of it before reading it aloud to her. It is SO SWEET, and delivers such a powerful message—I found myself getting choked up towards the end. I almost wanted to keep it for myself!

Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration - she dreams of becoming a great engineer. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. This beloved New York Times bestselling picture book about pursuing one’s passion with persistence and learning to celebrate each failure on the road to achieving one’s dreams makes a lovely, inspirational birthday gift to a kid ages 4 to 7.

Roly The Laughing Dog Soft Toy

This toy made everyone laugh. Motion sensitive so can surprise! Makes everyone laugh, I bring it out when I can see someone is upset or unhappy , it brings a smile to everyone.

Roly The Laughing Dog Soft Toy is a kid's best friend. If laughter is the best medicine, then this dog will live forever. Motion sensor activated and adorably silly, this Laughing Dog toy will roll around giggling his head off while his big ears and soft feet flop around in helpless laughter. A great birthday gift for a 5 year old, this toy can't stop laughing. It's colored brown and white and has a light sensor in the head.

The Book with No Pictures Hardcover

My kids tricked me into reading it to them at bedtime - TWICE - and they had so much fun and laughed so hard that I have no idea how I will ever get them to fall asleep. Well played, Mr. Novak. I think this is a great book to read to get a child interested in books who is not showing much interest on his/her own. It is also great to encourage your child to branch out and give different types of books a try.

A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak makes a lovely birthday gift to turn any 4 year old reader into a comedian. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will love to hear again and again.

Gigamic - Imagidice

My daughters love this game and it helps them to use their imaginations, which is something tablets and computers will not do for them.

Gigamic - Imagidice is an amazingly engaging game for 5 year olds. Kids can use Imagidice for language learning, conversation starters, and story-telling games. They can get creative and may even think of uses for Imagidice that are entirely new and unique. A great way to start a conversation, this game can be given as a birthday gift to bring some screen-free fun to a child.

Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit

Pre-K Kids should have this in school I bought this little set to see if my class could handle it or even wanted to try it out. The response was overwhelming. They were begging me to have a turn building the projects.

The Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit is the first step you’ll take to turn a kid into a scientist. This fantastic birthday gift for any child between 4 and 8-years-old is a wonderful introduction to problem-solving, following directions, and the satisfaction of a job well done. It features an easy-to-follow color manual diagrammed like no other snap circuit kit. A thoughtful and incredibly fun gift.

Crayola 140 Count Art Set

They are reasonably priced, and are great! No more big containers of broken crayons! No more markers without caps! These sets have little spots for each and every crayon and marker, so my kids actually PUT THEM AWAY. Everything stays organized, and nothing gets lost.

If you’re looking for a 4th birthday gift that inspires art and encourages self-expression, then the Crayola 140 Count Art Set is an excellent choice! With over 100 art supplies for coloring, drawing, and crafting, this set features 64 Crayola crayons, 40 washable markers, 1 rainbow art storage case, 20 short colored pencils, and 15 large paper sheets. The crayons are safe and non-toxic so that the kid can have fun without their parents worrying.

Janod Ukulele Music Set

Super cute for a child's toy! Perfect size for a toddler. It was super cute and quality looked good. Have other products from Janod and their stuff is great!

The Janod Ukulele Music Set makes a fantastic 4th to 8th birthday gift. It is excellent fun for any budding musician. Brightly colored confetti polka dots adorn this beautifully crafted wooden toy ukulele that makes lovely music when you play it.

Princesses Save the World Hardcover

The pineapple kingdom really comes to life and all the new characters are fun additions to the world! I loved princesses wear pants, it’s a book you can read aloud again and again, but I think I love the second one even more!! The book was cute. Women supporting each other and a great subject to discuss. Educating and entertaining .

Girls and boys will learn how princesses can save the world with this lovely hardcover book! A fun, educational birthday gift for a 5 year old, this book brings back Princess Penelope Pineapple. She is ready to save the day in the sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller "Princesses Wear Pants" by Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim. Kids will love to discover what will happen when Princess Penelope finds out that the Strawberry Kingdom's bees are missing.

Animal Upon Animal - Classic Wooden Stacking Game

Game-play is very simple and suitable for all ages. The wooden pieces are well crafted, and it's easy to make the game easier/more difficult for different levels of ability. Would recommend. This is a great simple game to bring together all family ages and skills.

The cutest stacking game a kid can play with their family. The HABA Animal Upon Animal - Classic Wooden Stacking Game is a wobbly stacking game for 2-4 players. This fantastic, fun game makes an excellent 5th birthday gift. Players race each other to be the first to place all of their wooden animals upon the animal pile before any of the other players. This game fosters hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Collection

Oh my god this set it beautiful! So good for the price, not one fault. And looks bloody good!!! Very easy to assemble

The Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection is a fantastic birthday gift for any child from 3 to 6 years old. It contains 70 pieces of grocery store accessories where children will enjoy hours of social-skill-developing role play with everyday grocery store items, including an apron, conveyor belt divider bar, shopping bag, play money, cards, and coupons. This creative and educational gift will keep a child and their friends happy for hours.

Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game

The magnets are strong enough to pick up the fish and hold on. The poles are sturdy and the turn on the pole moves with ease. Great for eye/hand coordination, verbal communication!

Such a fantastic birthday gift for children age 3 and up! The Melissa & Doug Catch & Count Wooden Fishing Game is a quality-built wooden magnetic fishing game that builds confidence while it helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills. It includes two magnetic rods and 10 magnetic fish which are numbered and patterned, making an exciting game for kids to play alone or with a friend.

Brackitz Inventor STEM Discovery Building Toy

They are easy to use and the kids really like the bright colors. Fun for all ages! I love the idea of creative non-structured play

From simple to complex, small scale to larger-than-life, gravity-defying, 3D structures, The Brackitz Inventor STEM Discovery Building Toy is an award-winning construction toy that puts real-life art, math, science, architecture, and engineering principles into play. A fantastic birthday gift for kids ages 5 to 6 years old, this Brackitz building toy fosters creative and imaginative play with an open-ended assembly.