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Gift Ideas for 5th Grade Girls

Buying for kids of different ages can be really tough.

Being that my daughter is in fifth grade, she’s sort of an expert on what 5th grade girls would want for the holidays. So I put her to work on making this gift guide.

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5th Grade Girls Gift Guide

Chesney and I sat down and put together this list based on what she and several of her friends would want.

From hygiene products to tech gadgets, 5th grade girls are quite complex. It helps to know what they’re into too.

Are you shopping for a tomboy?

Or an avid reader?

Or gamer?

Perhaps a fashionista?

Whatever her fancy, these gifts are sure to please the majority.

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Nail Polish Gifts

Nail polish. (above) Here’s an area you really can’t go wrong.

Unless there is a family rule in place where nail polish isn’t allowed, pretty nails are something all girls–young and old–can bond over.

They can be a conversation starter and having a nail salon themed sleep over party is always a blast for the little ladies.

Be sure to have plenty of colors and stickers on hand.

These sets are reasonably priced and provide great variety.

Movie tickets are an awesome gift for 5th grade girls

Gift Card and Entertainment Gifts

Movie Tickets. If you ask my daughter when she had the most fun with her friends she’d tell you it was when a group of them went to see a movie–without the parents.

It was a totally kid-friendly movie, but just having that freedom made it an adventure.

Scoop up a few tickets for her and her friends and put them in a box full of movie candy or in her stocking.

Gift Cards. When in doubt, gift cards are always safe.

You can save on hundreds of them here!

Fashion Gifts

Purses. This is the age where some of the girls are going to want to start carrying a purse so they’re prepared for that time of the month.

Some might just be getting into wearing some light make up and want to feel grown up and lady like with their favorite lip gloss en tote.

In any case, this is another chance to make a statement, be trendy, or show off your taste in… horror? Yep. Zombies are IN.

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Hygiene Items for Kids

Things to go in that purse: Beauty and hygiene stuff. At this age, they most likely need deodorant and may want to start some sort of facial cleansing routine to prevent hormonal breakouts.

The products below are light and won’t over dry.

If you’re thinking about giving makeup other than lip gloss, make sure to ask their parents first.

Otherwise be sure to stick to soft neutral tones.

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Natural Roll On Deodorant
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Lip Gloss Wand Set
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Gadgets Gift Ideas

Gadgets. In an age of technology, some gadgets are necessities.

If your 5th grader doesn’t have some sort of ereader or mp3 player, these are a must have.

Along with a Kindle Unlimited membership.

But other fun gadget-type things like invisible ink pens make classic pastimes like passing notes fun.

These ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘maybe’, buttons make having an ordinary conversation a whole new hilarious experience–fun for friends or the family.

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Kindle
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Good headphones. Especially if they have noisy siblings.

Whether they use them to watch YouTube videos in peace or to rock out to their favorite tunes, it’s great to have high quality noise canceling headphones.

Also, great to help them focus on homework.

Ches loves her Flip Headphones because they can also act as speakers.

Or, good quality ear buds are an excellent option too.

Check out the set here for boys in high school.

Comfy Items to Give as Presents

Squishy Things. While gifting the typical plush creature is nice, it’s difficult to know what to do with all the stuffed friends after you’ve accumulated, well, a lot.

So, if you want your gift to be one that is appreciated for years to come, meet the Squishmallows.

Teen girl hugging a stack of Squishmallows - These are the best gifts for EVERYONE!

These adorable and irresistible blobs of soft, squishy happiness are the greatest gift for 5th grade girls.

They’re also great for anyone between the ages of 0 and 120. Every time I see them at Costco or Walgreens, I have to buy 1–or 6.

The kids are just as obsessed as I am, and even my mom is now using one as her bedtime pillow.

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Plus, they’re machine washable. I have washed and dried the three on my bed numerous times and they come out like new every time.

Good Games for Fifth Grade Girls

Let’s exit the digital world and get back to the kitchen table, shall we?

There are plenty of good old card games that are perfect for fifth grade girls.

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TeeTurtle Here to Slay
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Crafts Girls Tend to Enjoy

Girly crafty stuff. I’m so happy to see the tradition of friendship bracelets live on.

Granted, they’ve gotten a bit more complex since I was a kid with rainbow rubber bands and looms.

But the kids are still excited about embroidery floss too.

These kits make it even more fun to learn new designs and techniques.

Sewing is also a big hit.

DIY stuffed animals are amazing for any age.

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Friends 4 Ever Bracelet Kit
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Plushcraft Kitten Club
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Minecraft. The game, the app, the books, the mods… This one is such a big deal we decided to dedicate an entire gift guide for people who love Minecraft.

Check it out!

This is still a huge hit amongst 5th grade girls.

What did we miss? What else do you think belongs in this gift guide for fifth grade girls?

Beth Bishop

Monday 27th of November 2017

This list is so awesome! It has lots of different ideas that I haven’t seen on Pinterest/done by others yet. I can’t wait to use one to ask my girls!! I like the clothespin dolls a lot for some reason, they are so cute. The necklaces and scratch off cards too! Such great ideas!

Allison

Sunday 12th of March 2017

Amazing and lovable!

Sarah

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Love these gift ideas. Especially the bags!

Sarah L

Saturday 28th of November 2015

My niece would like one of the bracelet making kits. She likes making things.

amanda sakovitz

Saturday 28th of November 2015

Love these gift ideas. My niece would love these.

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