Today’s guide is full of Lawson and Sybil approved gifts perfect for 4-5 year olds (I’ll have a separate guide full of books later this week). There’s a mix of small businesses and gifts you can find on Amazon. If you’re able, consider shopping at your local toy store. Ours has online ordering and curbside pickup.
We stick to a limited number of gifts for the kids – a book, toy and clothing item + a gift from Santa and stockings. Christmas morning still looks like a tornado of gifts! Items we personally own and love are marked with an asterisk. You can find all gift guides here.
2020 holiday gift guide: gifts for 4-5 year olds
ONE // Opinel Chef Set: I saw this set last year and have been patiently waiting until Lawson is old enough for it (the set is recommended for ages 6 and up). Even though it’s sometimes a pain, I truly enjoy when Lawson and Sybil help out in the kitchen. It’s important to me they learn how to make snacks and meals that come from real ingredients. (Don’t worry, they get plenty of gummy bears too!)
TWO // Shapes Puzzle*: Sybil got this last year for Christmas. It has since occupied both Lawson and Sybil for hours. They get to use their imagination and creativity to create multiple puzzles.
THREE // Crazy Forts: Whenever Lawson and Sybil visit Arizona, they immediately want to play Crazy Forts. If the kiddos in your life love to make forts, this will make all of your lives easier!
FOUR // Hoot Owl Hoot Board Game*: This is the first board game we played as a family. It’s still a favorite. Hoot Owl Hoot is a cooperative game where everyone is on the same team. This made it really easy to play with both Lawson and Sybil even though they are different ages and abilities.
FIVE // Puzzle Huddle Puzzles*: I came across Puzzle Huddle on Instagram this summer and fell in love with the brand founded by a husband and wife after finding a lack of diversity in the puzzles currently on the market. The puzzle collections range in age from 3-12 years old. I’ve already ordered four puzzles to gift this season.
SIX // Stitch Monograms Sweater: How adorable are these monogrammed sweaters?! It would make a special gift with their name and a symbol that represents one of their favorite things. Sybil would definitely pick a rainbow to go along with her name!
SEVEN // Kinetic Sand Set*: Sybil got this kinetic sand set for her birthday and it’s been a big hit. The case it comes with is a big hit with me too. 😉 I had no idea how much they would love playing with this sand. It keeps them entertained for longer than a lot of other activities.
EIGHT // Wild & Free Hat: Lawson and Sybil both actually like to wear hats, which is great for keeping the sun out of their eyes and off their head in the summer. These all have a mountain theme, but I think they’d be great for any kid! Sizes range from 6 months to 5 years.
NINE // Micro Mini Kickboard/Scooter*: On a recent walk, Jim and I commented that this scooter is one of the top 5 gifts Lawson and Sybil have ever received. They’ve both had it since they were two years old and it’s still their top choice for outdoor activity. The cost per use at this point is pennies.
TEN // LCD Writing Tablet*: This LCD tablet is a great toy for taking on road trips or flights. It’s small, but can be used to draw, write, play tic-tac-toe (3 in a row, as Lawson and Sybil say), practice words or math problems.
ELEVEN // The Striped Sheep Pablo*: Lawson has outgrown his original striped shirt so he’s getting the next size up for Christmas this year. I want to match with him as long as he’ll let me! These shirts are great quality and can be passed down.
TWELVE // Brighter Fun Emotion Activity Cards*: As an adult, it can be difficult for me to name my emotions. I can’t imagine how hard it is for a kid that’s growing and learning. These cards have helped when we’re having a rough day or just when we’re looking for another game to play and can refer back to those feelings later on.
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