Creative and Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for a 5-Year-Old

The holiday season is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to start thinking about stocking stuffers for your little ones. Many locals think of Nest & Sprout as just a baby store, but we are so much more providing you with gift giving ideas for your bigger kids. As a mom to a 6 & 8 year old, I’m always shopping with your bigger kids in mind, sneaking a few things into the shop for you to discover.

As a small locally owned boutique in Prince George, BC our stock is always changing. Some of these items may go out of stock, be replaced with newer seasonal delights, or be temporarily unavailable. 

If you have a 5-year-old in your life, you know that their curiosity and imagination are boundless. So why not fill their stockings with gifts that encourage creativity, learning, and play? In this article, we've curated a list of exciting stocking stuffer ideas that will surely delight any 5-year-old this Winter 2023. I shared some of these ideas in a quick Tiktok earlier this season

  1. Makedo Starter Kit: Unleash the Imagination

    Kickstart your child's cardboard crafting journey with the Makedo Basic Starter Pack. This kit is designed to spark creativity and innovation by allowing kids to build amazing structures from cardboard. It includes everything they need, including a ready-to-use MINI-TOOL, making it perfect for beginners and young crafters. The process is as easy as 1, 2, 3: punch a hole, insert a SCRU, and secure with ease. With 36 pieces in total, the possibilities are endless.

    You might consider adding Makedo tools to an adult stocking for more interactive and creative ideas.

  2. Silk Mask For Dress-Up Pretend Play: Vibrant Adventures

    Let your child's imagination run wild with a Silk Jacquard Mask from Sarah's Silks, perfect for dress-up and pretend play. Crafted from 100% pure mulberry silk in vibrant colors, these masks are comfortable and provide hours of imaginative fun. Pair them with capes, wings, or shields for the ultimate costume ensemble -- any silk play item is a great stocking stuffer this holiday season for little and big kids alike.

  3. Animal Trivia Cards: Learning Through Play

    Test your little one's animal knowledge with this set of 50 Animal-themed Trivia Quiz Cards from Petit Collage. It's a fun and educational way to engage their curiosity about the animal kingdom. These cards are printed on FSC paper using vegetable inks and are suitable for ages 5 and up.

    In general, quick and easy knowledge builders like this can easily impress and spark curiosity for your bigger kids.

  4. Bamboo Boxer: Comfort and Style

    Prioritize comfort and style with Nest Designs kids underwear. Made from a luxuriously soft bamboo jersey blend, these boxer briefs are designed for maximum comfort and durability. With an elasticized waistband for a snug fit, and convenient tag removal for a parents, these briefs are perfect for active play.

    New underwear or socks can be a fun new basic for every stock - or the grounds for a fantastic lifelong tradition.

  5. Playa Mini: Creativity on the Go

    Take the fun wherever you go with Playa Mini, a portable playtime pal. This compact set includes a 6.5 ft roll of printed paper with exclusive designs and four crayons. It's perfect for creative play on the go, whether at a restaurant, during travel, or on a rainy day. Let your child's imagination soar as they color, paint, and create their adventures.

    This idea can lead to sourcing any art or creative activity small enough to fit in a stocking for your 5-10 year old. 

  6. Londji Tattoos: Artistic Expression

    Encourage your child's artistic expression with safe and non-toxic tattoos from Londji. Made in Barcelona using eco-friendly plant-based inks, each booklet contains 10-12 tattoos featuring beautiful artwork. These tattoos are a fun way for kids to express themselves and experiment with body art.

  7. Glo Pals Light Up Cubes: Bath Time Fun

    Elevate bath time and sensory play with Glo Pals Light Up Cubes. These liquid-activated cubes come in a pack of four with various colors to choose from. Each cube lasts about 16 lighted hours or approximately 30 days, providing endless entertainment for your child. They can also be placed into Glo Pals Characters for added fun.

  8. LouLou Lollipop's Kids Learning Chopsticks: Learning with Style

    Introduce your child to the world of chopsticks with LouLou Lollipop's Kids Learning Chopsticks. These chopsticks are designed with adjustable finger loops and thumb rests to promote proper grasping technique. Made from premium materials free of harmful chemicals, they are safe and enjoyable for your child. Plus, the adorable animal designs make mealtime even more exciting.

  9. Mini Streamers: Active Playtime

    Mini Streamers are a fantastic addition to your child's playtime. They encourage active play, creativity, and movement. Whether waving in the wind, writing letters in the air, or pretending to fish, these streamers offer endless possibilities. They also aid in developing coordination and gross motor skills, making them an excellent gift for active kids.

This holiday season, make your 5-year-old's stocking extra special with these creative and fun stocking stuffer ideas. From crafting with Makedo to learning with trivia cards and enjoying imaginative play with Playa Mini, these gifts are sure to bring joy and excitement to your child's holiday festivities. So, go ahead and fill their stockings with these delightful surprises that will keep them engaged and entertained throughout the holiday season.