Want some inspiration for what to give your four to five-year-old for Christmas?

With dozens of new toys on the market this year, you’re spoilt for choice!


These are my own top picks, which have either already been tried and tested by myself and my four-year-old or that they been begging me to buy. 

Let me know what’s on your child’s Christmas list!

I hope these gift ideas help.

Some of these gift ideas were previously gifted to me but all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Brio railway set 

IKEA does their own cheaper version of the wooden railway set. I have picked up the Brio set from Amazon for my kids because it was on offer one day. 

Plus the extras you can buy with the Brio sets are so great! There’s a battery-operated train which can chug all round the track on its own steam, plus various extra kits featuring animals, cars, bridges and lots more. 


What’s great about the Brio toys is that you can build on it in future birthdays and Christmases, or suggest it as a gift idea from other relatives. 

Frozen II Singing Elsa doll

Anyone else’s kids obsessed with Frozen? We cannot wait to watch Frozen II in this house, and the gift on many children’s list has got to be the Frozen dolls!


This singing Elsa doll belts out classics from the movie, as well as some lines from the films. Her dress also lights up to recreate dramatic moments from the movies. 

Your child will love playing with Elsa’s long hair too!

Little Brian Paint Sticks 

Little Brian Paint Sticks - Christmas gift ideas for kids

Do your kids love painting but you hate the mess? 

Little Brian Paint Sticks let your child paint without any water or brushes! They look like pens or crayons, but act like paint!


With the Paint Sticks art station, your child can either fix pieces of paper to the board and create beautiful works of art on them, or paint direct on the board before cleaning it and starting all over again. 

Read the full review on Little Brian Paint Sticks here. 

LeapStart 3D

LeapStart 3D toy - Christmas gift ideas for children

The LeapStart 3D is a fantastic tool to teach your child about reading, maths and problem-solving!

It brings books to life with music, images and challenges for your child to get involved with. 

You can buy additional books for the LeapStart 3D, including ones based on popular shows such as Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. It comes with a starter book that gives a good introduction to the LeapStart 3D. 

The little screen features 3D animations that pop up as your child navigates their way through the interactive books using the special stylus pen. 

What’s great about the LeapStart 3D is that your child will be learning but will be having so much fun they won’t know about it!

You can read our full review on the LeapStart 3D here. 

Goo Goo Galaxy Slurp N Slime

Goo Goo Galaxy Slurp N Slime - Christmas gift idea for children aged 4 to 5

The perfect toy for fans of slime! The Goo Goo Galaxy Slurp N Slime Goo Drop is a little alien who has crash landed on earth. 

The belly is squidgy and ready to be filled with sparkly glitter slime. The set includes two sachets of powder for mixing up into slime, plus five sachets of different types of glitter. 

Your little one can choose what glitter they put into the slime. 

Both of my girls, ages three and four, absolutely loved mixing up the slime in the mixing bowl included in the set. You then slurp up the slime with a special syringe, called a ReGOOvinator, and feed it to the Goo Drop doll. 

There’s so much fun to be had with this toy, especially the part where your child can then make intergalactic slime vomit pop out of the Goo Drop’s mouth!

You can read our full review of the Goo Goo Galaxy Slurp N Slime here. 

Coding Critters 

Coding Critters - Christmas gift idea for 4 to 5 year olds

This little dog and his puppy friend is the perfect introduction to coding for your little one! Using simple arrow buttons on the top of Ranger, and his nose, your child can give him a series of instructions then watch him carry them out. 


The Coding Critters set by Learning Resources includes a dog house, tree, fire hydrant, ball, slide and see-saw, which are perfect obstacles and play inspiration for kids!

This toy is for ages four plus, but my three-year-old absolutely loved it too!

Ranger the dog also makes barking noises, and even makes some music for a dance around the room. 

Milly & Flynn Treehouse Puzzle and Grow

This is a fantastic kit, not only because your child will love putting the house together, but they can then watch the garden grow!

The treehouse pieces first need to be pushed out of the sheets of thick card, then your child needs to match the numbers on the tabs together to build it. 

The finished treehouse is so cute, featuring little animals and other pretty details. 

Once the treehouse is built, your child can then plant cress seeds and watch them grow! Our seeds are now taller than the treehouse and the girls still get a kick out of looking at it every day. 

Read the full review one the Treehouse Puzzle and Grow here. 

Scruff-A-Luvs Families 

This is a beautiful gift for kids who just love to nurture and care for animals!

Scruff-A-Luv Families is a pet dog with puppies that your child needs to wash and look after. 

When you open the packaging, the Scruff mummy looks like a hairy, matted egg. She needs to be bathed in water so that she unfolds and reveals her little family!

The set includes collar and other accessories for your dog. 

You can read the full review on Scruff-A-Luvs here. 

Blume Dolls

We haven’t tried out the Blume Dolls yet but I’ve seen one of the larger ones demonstrated and it’s amazing!

The Blume Dolls come as little seed pods, or bulbs, and a watering can. Your child waters the top until the doll pops out, just like a growing flower!

Inside the larger Blume Dolls toy is a selection of little toys and accessories, so even after the growing has finished there’s loads to play with!

This toy has the real wow-factor for Christmas!

Skateboard 

My daughter has been going on and on about a skateboard for ages! She’s a big fan of her scooter, so I’m hoping she will be able to balance on her skateboard. 

I’ve been shopping around a lot for skateboards that might be suitable for her age group and it seems that there is a lot on the market. Some had bad reviews on Amazon for having lazy wheels that go off to the side a lot, so I went for this one in the end. I hope she likes it!

Christmas gift ideas for children aged 4 to 5