Birthday presents under $40 – children aged four and five


Know a kid turning four or five? Yes to us, they’re still babies, but the way they view themselves can be as a much more mature little person. It’s time to adjust the gifts accordingly with our under $40 gift guide for preschoolers.

Want to know what really sucks on a kid’s birthday? In a good way? It has to be Squigz (above); a construction toy perfect for this age range and so unique, it’s guaranteed there will be no double-ups at the party.

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Many kids of this age have access to an iPad so why not encase it in an age-appropriate case. These ones from Buhbo are perfect for the four to five set.


The novelty factor of the Vapur drink bottles just cannot be denied. Pop one in as an add on gift and both the kid and the parents will appreciate it. Available in a 500ml size for $18.95 or a twin 400ml pack that’s perfect for kids at $25.


Kids of these ages really dig a memory game and these felt ones from MamieCo are amazing. Only drawback? The kid will thrash you.


Cheap as chips and as engaging as ever, Makedo kits are great for a four and five year old’s emerging crafty skills. They then get to use what they’ve made. Perfecto!


Add some zing to their bike or trike with these cute Poketo bike bells – US$29.


These great sticker packs from Jam & Soda contain one-hundred-and-fifty cool stickers which make a ridiculous amount of combinations. They’re US$7 each plus post.


It’s fun for all with the Robot Hand Puppets – $15.


One for the five year olds, let their emerging literacy skills and organisational abilities flourish with the MoTex Label Maker – from $19.95.

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