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what was the best gift your 5 yo dd received at her birthday party?

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nowwearefour Wed 14-Oct-09 13:50:01

DD1 has been invited to a party of a girl she does not know at all - still less i the parents. dd1 just turned 4 but in the same class as this little girl who is 5 on saturday. any ideas of what i might get her? an orchard toys game is my only hought but is a bit more than i would ideally like to spend.

nowwearefour Wed 14-Oct-09 14:43:31


liliputlady Wed 14-Oct-09 17:00:13

When my dds were 5 they liked Polly Pockets, craft kits (you could get a Halloween or Christmassy one), sparkly tops, board games and girly accessories.

FrightsMonth Wed 14-Oct-09 17:37:37

'Pop To the Shops' is a good Orchard Toys game.

Otherwise - liliputlady's list is a good one, and I would add:
felt-tip pens and pencil case
hair bands & bobbles
Hama beads

nowwearefour Wed 14-Oct-09 17:41:44

thanks- useful tips. i am still open toother ideas though!

nowwearefour Wed 14-Oct-09 18:34:49


mrsruffallo Wed 14-Oct-09 18:40:12

jigsaw puzzles are always quite reasonable and well received too!

DiamondHead Wed 14-Oct-09 18:42:56


When my ds was 5, he had a party and most of the class were there. Someone bought pyjamas and they were a little peice of sanity in amoungst the plastic. He liked them, they were Ben 10 or such, and he still wears them.

boogeek Wed 14-Oct-09 19:40:40

Anything crafty is always well received.
Ditto anything HSM. (I stock up on likely things when I see them on sale - you know you are going to be at little girls' parties for the next year so why not!) Otherwise, though I would never have bought her one myself, DD1's favourite presents are always barbie dolls, and you can usually pick them up for not too much money too.

boogeek Wed 14-Oct-09 19:41:19

Ooh good idea from DiamondHead though - DD1 was given a (HSM!) duvet cover on her last birthday which was well received.

liliputlady Wed 14-Oct-09 19:49:02

A beach towel with their favourite character on.
Anything personalised (lots of ideas on ebay and ebid) always looks as if a bit more thought has gone into it.
Kids cookery book along with a cookie/cake-making kit.
Compilation of children's music/first party album.

liliputlady Wed 14-Oct-09 19:50:26

P.S Not Friendship bracelet kits - my two dd's have been given at least a dozen of these over the last 12 years!!!!!

PheasantPlucker Wed 14-Oct-09 19:52:19

DD2's 5th bday party was last Sat. She loved her first set of Hama beads (a horse set - or are they all horse sets?) and a book of recipes for children.

<oh and a vile thing called Littlest Pet Shop, but the less said about that the better! >

CarGirl Wed 14-Oct-09 19:57:03

My dd loved her primark pjs she got for her 5th birthday from a friend!

Dressing up shoes/tiarra & other tatt.

nowwearefour Thu 15-Oct-09 09:12:07

interesting ideas. thanks!

zazen Thu 15-Oct-09 09:15:18

Oh, littlest pet shop is vile - but my DD (5) loves her little monkey and banana she got for her 5th.

She got a hungry hippo game and connect 4 and these were well received. She loves jigsaws too.

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