Five years old is definitely an age at which adults notice a kid growing up fast.
Reading and writing skills tend to accelerate, and meanwhile your little darling is likely firming up their first independently-acquired friendship groups at school, and showing real interest in self-chosen hobbies.
All of this can make it tricky to choose a gift.
What we have tried to do here is select a range of products to suit a range of interests, at a variety of price points, which all represent good value for money and are likely to have lasting appeal.
Please note than in some cases the manufacturers’ recommend age is slightly above five; you should always check that any gift for a young child is suitable for its individual recipient.
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