As time continues to tick away and Christmas gets closer, the opportunity for online shopping gets shorter. If you find yourself running out of time, fear not – below is a list of the best gifts for 5-7 year olds (boy or girl).

The gifts are guaranteed to entertain, educate and excite.

Take a look and leave the stress of Christmas shopping behind you!

Best gifts for 5-7 year olds this Christmas:

Outfoxed

An easy and fun game for younger kids to understand, Outfoxed prompts children to uncover a series of clues and process of elimination, find the guilty fox from a group of suspects. The game requires critical thinking, planning and teamwork. IIt is a collaborative game minimising all conflict and rivalry between friends and siblings.

Sector 7

A beautiful book telling the engaging story entirely in pictures allows preliterate children to narrate the story as they interpret it. It promotes the use of imagination and connection to the characters on each page.

Mad Mattr – Ultimate set

While it’s become the safe and gluten-free version of Play-Doh, it;s actually much more than that. Mad Mattr is an upgrade. It’s not as messy as Play-Doh or kinetic sand and never dries out. This multi-colour set will help develop fine motor skills and dexterity as well as providing endless hours of fun.

Botley 2.0

The ever popular coding robot Botley as been redesigned and can now do a sequence of up to 150 steps and has 16 interactions. Screen-free coding helps kids learn coding and STEM skills without the need for a phone, tablet or computer and as a result, coding has never been easier! Botley comes with a remote programmer, detachable robot arms, 40 coding cards, six double-sided tiles, 27 obstacle building pieces and a starter guide with coding challenges. A great gift!

Wishouse Kids Walkie-Talkies

Walkie-Talkies are an essential part of every childhood. These durable ones come in a choice of colours and can be used inside and outside. Easy to travel with, your kids will be able to take them wherever they go.

Stomp Rocket

Perfect to play with siblings or friends, younger kids will have hours of fun seeing who can send their rocket the highest into the air.

The Floor Is Lava

Board games are a great way to get kids off their screens and having fun. This game will take you back to the time you used to jump from sofa to chair to table – anywhere as long as it wasn’t the floor. WIth far less risk and just as much fun, The Floor Is Lava is essentially twister gone wild.

Spalding high bounce ball

Who doesn’t love a bouncy ball? Balls are a great way to improve hand eye coordination while having fun. Can be used with a variety of solo and team games for the whole family.

Toaster Pets Cartoons Studio

With the exception of a smartphone or tablet, this studio kit comes complete with everything they need to set up their own animation studio. Included is a small green screen, two small pet figures, and a phone/tablet stand. Once the accompanying app has been downloaded, children can choose backgrounds, props and special effects as well as record their voices. The videos are easy to share on YouTube and other social media platforms.

Crazy Forts

As a base, these tubes and balls create super fun tunnels make fun tunnels, forts and cubes. However, add bedsheets, pillows, books and cuddly toys and these structures take on a new level. They’re great fun for all kids between the ages of 5 and 7.

If this list of the best gifts for 5-7 year olds has helped, check out my lists for gift giving for 2-4 year olds here and best Christmas buys for 8-10 year olds here.

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