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What's a great birthday gift for a 5 year old?

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BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:32:49

DD is going to be 5 soon so what's new? She has a scooter, bike and a leapster. Loves arts and crafts but has pens galore. So what is new and fun? Money is not growing on trees obviously but any ideas gratefully received. Thanks.

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BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:38:20

Brilliant, thank you all, I'm going to have a great time googling all these ideas. I'm signing off now for the night but really appreciate all the posts, just about have a plan.

Wish I was young enough to get away with the sketchers myself .... smile

Bluebell99 Tue 20-Mar-12 22:33:16

I would say Lego friends, the new range of lego for girls. Sylvanian families, how about a membership of the sylvanian club, it costs £9.99 and you get two figures and four magazines over a year. I think spirograph would be too difficult. My dd is ten and still struggles a bit with it. How about a friendship bracelet wheel. OOh another thing that was popular with my kids was a butterfly kit where you send off for caterpillars and watch them change into butterflies and then release them.

MrsJohnDeere Tue 20-Mar-12 22:30:03

Have to disagree about Guess Who. We bought a cheap as chips Asda one for ds1 (£4 iirc) and he has played with it so much. Much more than stuff that cost a lot more.

Also popular
Standard playing cards
Top trumps
Connect 4

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:25:41

Very cool! Love those, thanks for reposting

lilbitneurotic Tue 20-Mar-12 22:25:15

God, that was rubbish too - google Skechers Twinkle Toes!

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BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:18:29

Lilbit - the link didn't work, may you please try again? I'm up for any ideas!

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:15:47

Polly pocket, cool. Sylvanian families could bankrupt me I suspect smile

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:15:09

Lots of things are possible with Playmobil, BlueBum - you only have to take a look at my profile pics to realise that........... grin

lilbitneurotic Tue 20-Mar-12 22:14:58

Don't know if your only looking for toys/ games but I gave my 5yr old neice these and they went down a storm.

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:14:49

We have Disney monopoly from when her sisters were young, didnt think she was old enough but will dust it off and give it a go thanks Scabby.

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:12:53

Love that globe, thank you for linking it.

Clothes are a nightmare, she likes to choose but I might try some hair bands etc.

Will google Playmoble and I've just found some stencil sets in Hello Kitty that look good too.

What great ideas, thank you.

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:09:12

Lots of girls this age also like Polly Pocket/Sylvanian Families.

NormanTheForeman Tue 20-Mar-12 22:08:01

Playmobil! smile

MerryMarigold Tue 20-Mar-12 22:07:16

Depends on the dd. Mine is 3 and she already LURVES clothes hmm and pretty shoes etc. so I get away with getting her things she needs for birthday/ xmas. For her birthday I got her a duvet cover and one of those pink curtain-y things to go round her bed and she was totally delighted (and uses it every day!).

Whatevertheweather Tue 20-Mar-12 22:06:57

We got this one Blue it's really lovely and tactile smile

Guess Who these days is rubbish! Very disappointing.

ScabbyHorse Tue 20-Mar-12 22:01:06

Monopoly was a big hit in our house- the board game and the card game...also gardening stuff and baking stuff

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 22:00:32

Time - she is doing spring growing at school as this weeks project so that could be a fab idea, thank you!

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:57:00

Like the illuminate globe! I travel with work so she'd like go track me I'm sure!

This is great, thank you ladies !

timetosmile Tue 20-Mar-12 21:56:56

A funky rucksac full of outdoor (cheap!) stuff like spades, bug-catching pot, chalks, bubbles, pack of seeds, I-spy type minibeast/garden book, gardening gloves....and of course a ball of twine for any number of adventures..they're all coming into the supermarkets now.
DS's (4.5yrs) best day out is to the garden centre...

BlueBumedFly Tue 20-Mar-12 21:54:45

Thanks prisoner - l think it's me that's the problem and I need some fun things, game related like guess who, I'm potentially over thinking this as I would have loved a Spirograph at 5.

Square - I hadn't asked her to be fair, I'll try tomorrow!

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