Great 5th Birthday Gifts under $30

    11th October, 2019

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Aren't we all trying to save money, but finding the coolest possible gifts for the toddlers in our lives? Fun gifts for kids on a budget doesn't have to be a foreign concept. These gifts are exciting, meaningful and all check out under $30. Can't go wrong with that!

Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Series is the best. You can't go wrong. My 5 year old loves it. We read these books every night. Each book teaches that they were just ordinary people who had different struggles in life but they persevere by being courageous and by not giving up.

Ordinary people change the world, you know. Who was Amelia Earhart? Or Rosa Parks? Or Abraham Lincoln? They were ordinary people! That’s what the Ordinary People Change the World is about. Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos answer what makes a hero in this 4-books set. This amazing 6th birthday gift shows kids they can be heroes too. The collection features the books, a beautifully designed slipcase, and an autographed print, that looks great on a frame.

Learning Resources Pretend & Play Cash Register

Easy-to-read, large buttons & LCD display Extremely durable; ours has taken several spills without so much as a scratch Satisfying bell "ding" when drawer opens Long-lasting battery Right number of calculator functions — not too many as to be overwhelming for younger children

This toy makes math interesting for children, really. The Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register is a toy that comes with everything kids need to start playing and learning right out of the box! Includes 30 pretend US bills, 40 plastic coins, pretend credit card, and activity guide. It makes a nice gift for a 5th birthday, kids will develop math skills in imaginative roleplay.

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

Awesome action cam, great price, good quality, bought as a birthday gift, son loves it so much, even I myself want to attach it to the car. Good job, vtech!

This durable and versatile camera allows a kid to capture the most memorable moments of their lives. This VTech Kidizoom Action Cam makes a fantastic sixth birthday gift: it is waterproof and kid-friendly. This 1.4-inch color video camera takes pictures, makes videos, time-lapse photos, and stop-motion videos.

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.

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.

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.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Building Set

I like how it gave a few ideas, but really let the kid go off on their own imagination. This is a wonderful set for kids learning to build things. I love the fact that they do not need a tool. My great-grandson will love it. The examples on the back of the packaging will be helpful. Imagination is a wonderful thing. This beats all the electronic play things.

Budding builders will love this building set. The Melissa & Doug Wooden Construction Building Set in a Box features 48 sturdy pieces: among them are building plans for a race car, a motorcycle, an airplane, and a crane, so kids can get started. This amazing toy makes for a fabulous sixth birthday gift if you’re interested in presenting a child some educational, screen-free fun, and a hands-on play experience.

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!

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.

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.

Monopoly Junior Board Game

My little ones always want to join in on the real monopoly but it’s not possible. This ONE is great! Short and easy game. Still helps with counting and buying land doubling rent etc... kids can play alone without adult help! Promotes team work and problem solving.

Who has never played some Monopoly with their family? This classic game comes in simplified gameplay for budding Monopoly lovers. The Monopoly Junior Board Game makes a great 6th birthday gift to kids who want to spend some quality time playing with their family. It features kid-friendly properties such as the zoo, a video game arcade, and the movie theater.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Spin Master Interactive Maze Game

A fun game that never gets old. Its both entertaining and good for learning concentration and focus. Super happy and have purchased several for our friends.

The Spin Master Games Perplexus Original is an interactive maze game, a challenge to any kid. In this amazing gift option, a child will need to conquer the maze encased inside the clear plastic sphere. With 100 challenges to take on, the Perplexus Original is a fun interactive portable game for young puzzle masters. Kids will need to hold the sphere in their hands and rotate it 360 degrees to move the silver ball inside along the numbered course.

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.

Charades Kids on Stage Tin

Game is great for younger children. The cards are easy to understand and great for kids to use their imagination. This game provides hours and hours of endless fun with the little ones. Sometimes we play just my son and I, and sometimes the whole family (aunts, uncles, grandparents) - it's a great way to spend time together, laugh and for the kids to come out of their shell with the family.

Every kid loves to play charades. A fantastic idea for a 5th birthday gift, the Charades Kids on Stage Tin, will make the birthdayboy or girl and their family pretend to fly like airplanes, hop like bunnies, and more! This game doesn't require reading, but it develops small children's communication skills and encourages creativity.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crayola 04-5674 Ultimate Art Case With Easel

This is a great gift for any child that loves art. I love how it comes in a handy case to keep everything together, to have less of a mess. Lots of colors, lots of paper. This is really perfect for folks on the go.

Wanna find the artistic side of a kid? Then the Crayola Ultimate Art Case With Easel makes a birthday gift, especially for kids around 5. This case is packed with art supplies: 8 markers, 24 crayons, 12 colored pencils, 8 washable watercolors, 1 paint brush, 1 safety scissor, 1 washable glue, 1 red storage case (styles may vary), and 30 colored sheets. This case will give a child hours of imaginative fun.

Mimtom Drawing Stencils for Kids

Better quality than what I expected. The sizes of individual cut out images vary nicely from bigger to smaller, so kids with different levels of fine motor skills can enjoy it.

An all-in-one stencil kit for kids, the Mimtom Drawing Stencils feature 20 plastic stencils (10.3” x 7.3”), 15 ultra-bright colored pencils with paper tube case, a pencil sharpener, and a sketchbook with 20 drawing sheets. This amazing set makes a fantastic birthday giftfor an artistic 5 year old. It includes a heavy-duty lockable carrying case with sturdy handles to store everything securely.

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.

Fat Brain Toys AnimaLogic

This is an excellent game for everyone. I wasn't sure how my five-year-old would do with it, but so far he does great and hasn't hit a puzzle he couldn't figure out with a little help yet. It's a really fun way to exercise analytical skills without knowing you're doing that. I love that it's tactile and the little blocks are nice to hold.

The Fat Brain Toys AnimaLogic makes a lovely challenge to any 5 year old and a fantastic gift for their birthday or Christmas. Kids need to solve the puzzle to stop the stampede. The river is rising, and the rapids are raging – all the wooden animals need to get across the river, but they can only cross one at a time and only in the correct sequence. In this game, kids need to follow the rules to solve the puzzle. The AnimaLogic has high-quality, durable, safe design materials.