Holiday Gift Guide for Preschoolers

Gift ideas for your favorite 4 and 5 year olds

As a preschooler, my son loves many of the same types of toys as he did as a toddler, including building toys, puzzles, and play pretend toys. But these toys are a bit more advanced and have more pieces – and are honestly a bit more fun to play with. The toys on this list are best for ages 4 to 5 years old. Everything on this gift guide for preschoolers are toys that we own or are similar to things we loved when our son was 4 and 5 years old.

One Little Small Holiday Gift Guide for Kids ages 4 to 5

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Preschooler Gifts

Lincoln Logs - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Lincoln Logs

Lincoln Logs

Some toys are a classic for a reason – and Lincoln Logs is one of the greats. This set gets as much use in our house as the Legos and MagnaTiles. If your child loves building toys, Lincoln Logs is a must have!

Obuby Kids Fort Building Kit - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Obuby Kids Fort Building Kit

Obuby Kids Fort Building Kit

We asked for this fort building kit after spending a rainy spring building blanket forts with our son our of blankets and pool noodles. This is definitely a toy to play with together – it’s a bit too complex for a 4 year old to build all on their own – but it is fun for everyone!

Disney Classic Characters Matching Game - One Little Small Blog Preschooler Gift Guide
Disney Classic Characters Matching Game

Disney Classic Characters Matching Game

My son really started getting into matching games as a preschooler – and to be honest, he’s MUCH better at it than I am! This Disney Characters Matching Game is great for both boys and girls.

Hasbro Gaming Hungry Hungry Hippos - One Little Small Blog - Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Hasbro Gaming Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos Game

Another favorite game in our house is the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game. It’s easy to play with a 4 or 5 year old, and is lots of fun for parents too!

Kids golf set - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Kids Golf Set

Kids Golf Set

My son has recently fallen in love with mini golf – and he’s basically turned our living room into a putt putt course! This kids golf set is great to use indoors or out. The age range listed for this toy is 2-10, but I think it’s most appropriate for ages 4 to 5.

Etch A Sketch - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Etch A Sketch

Etch A Sketch

Another classic childhood toy that has been a hit in our household is the Etch A Sketch. My son had a blast making pictures, and only needs help erasing his drawings.

LEGO City Farmers Market Van Set - One Little Small Blog Preschooler Gift Guide
LEGO City Farmers Market Van Set

LEGO City Farmers Market Van Set

One milestone I didn’t see coming was the transition from LEGO Duplos to regular, big kid LEGO sets. The millennial mom in me was *so proud* when my son picked out this LEGO City Farmers Market Van Set. Plus, it comes with the LEGO version of all the fruits and vegetables your preschooler won’t eat.

Scotamalone Kids Binoculars - One Little Small Blog Preschooler Gift Guide
Scotamalone Kids Binoculars

Scotamalone Kids Binoculars

If there’s one thing four and 5 year olds love, it’s being nosy. Indulge their inner neighbor… err… bird watcher with this set of binoculars. Ours gets banged around a lot, and they’ve held up nicely.

Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas - Gift Ideas for Preschoolers ages 4 to 5
Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas

Paint by Sticker Kids: Christmas

My son received a few Paint by Stickers books for his 5th birthday, and we BOTH have enjoyed doing them together. This Christmas edition of Paint by Stickers Kids is the perfect gift to put under your tree.

Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center - One Little Small Blog Preschooler Gift Guide
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center

Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center

This design and drill toy is perfect for any tool-loving kiddo. My son can spend an afternoon creating different pictures with the colored screws and drill. It’s a lot of fun!

Animal Friends Deluxe Kids Hand Puppets - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Animal Friends Deluxe Kids Hand Puppets

Animal Friends Deluxe Kids Hand Puppets (6 Pack)

One thing we love to do in our house is to build a stage with the fort builder toy above and put on a puppet show. I added this set of hand puppets to my son’s wish list because he loves animals and they were well-rated.

Big Gifts for Preschoolers

Seckton Kids Digital Camera - One Little Small Blog Gift Ideas for 4 year old
Seckton Kids Digital Camera

Seckton Kids Digital Camera

Santa brought this digital camera last Christmas, when Ben was 4, and he absolutely loves it! He takes it with us on our adventures, and creates his own movies at home with his Godzilla toys. If your preschooler loves using your phone to take photos and videos, do yourself a favor and add this kids digital camera to cart.

Foamnasium Blocksy Mini - One Little Small Blog Gift Guide for Preschoolers
Foamnasium Blocksy Mini

Foamnasium Blocksy Mini

If you don’t have the space or budget for one of those in-demand, large buildable couches, check out this one from Foamnasium. We purchased the Blocksy Mini for my son’s 4th birthday, and he still has a lot of fun with it – without taking up half his room.

MAGNA-TILES Dino World XL 50-Piece Magnetic Construction Set - One Little Small Blog Gift Ideas for 4 year olds
MAGNA-TILES Dino World XL 50-Piece Magnetic Construction Set

MAGNA-TILES Dino World XL 50-Piece Magnetic Construction Set

Magna-Tiles are hands down the most popular toy in our house. My son loved dinosaurs as a preschooler, and this set is a huge hit in our house.

Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run - One Little Small Blog Gift Ideas for 4 year olds
Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run

Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run

Marble run toys are great for this age. If you’re looking for a bigger gift, consider this one from Hape. It is more complex to setup than the plastic version – this gift is best for ages 4 and up. It’s unique, has cool add-on pieces, and is fun for the whole family.

Learn & Climb Kids Science Kit with Lab Coat Set - One Little Small Blog Gift Ideas for Preschoolers
Kids Science Kit with Lab Coat Set

Kids Science Kit with Lab Coat Set

This year for Christmas, Ben has asked for a science lab kit. This Kids Science Kit with Lab Coat Set from Learn & Climb has over 20 experiments, includes lab coat and safety goggles, and is rated for kids ages 4-6 years old.

Banana GT Balance Bike - One Little Small Blog Gift Ideas for 4 year olds
Banana GT Balance Bike 

Banana GT Balance Bike

Balance bikes are a great gift for older toddlers / young preschoolers. We bought this balance when my son was 3, but he wasn’t very interested in riding it until closer to 3.5 years old. If your child isn’t quite ready for a full-sized bike, you may want to check out a balance bike instead.


Thank you for checking out my gift guide for preschoolers. I hope you are able to find the perfect gift for your four or five year old in this list of toys my son has loves so much.


If you enjoyed this gift guide, make sure to check out my full collection of holiday gift ideas for kids, including Gift Ideas for Babies, Gift Ideas for One Year Olds, Toddler Gift Guide, Kindergartener Gift Guide, Hanukkah Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffers Guide.

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