Eva’s 5th Birthday Wishlist

I’ve been trying to bury my head in the sand and deny all acknowledgement that my baby girl, our first little rainbow, is about to turn five, and yet with just two weeks to go I know that I will have to face up to it sooner rather than later! And given the fact that Eva just won’t stop talking about it, it’s time for me to start thinking about her cake, birthday cards, her party and most importantly, when you’re five, her presents!

With it only being a few weeks since Christmas, I was all out of ideas and yet thankfully Eva was not. She has spent the last week agonising over the various toy catalogues left over from Christmas, systematically highlighting the toys that she would like and cutting and sticking them onto pieces of paper that litter every surface in my kitchen. I thought that I would share with you a few items from her wish list and perhaps, for those of you who are struggling for ideas so soon after Christmas, you will find some inspiration for your own children.


1. Yeti in my spaghetti.

Eva has been desperate for this game ever since she saw it advertised on TV. The idea is to lay the noodles across the bowl beneath the Yeti, and remove them one by one without the Yeti toppling in! It reminds me very much of pick up sticks, or Kerplunk (I’m showing my age now!) and I’m sure it will be a good one for us all to play together. Currently available at £12.99 from Amazon.

2. Blue Zoo Unicorn Pyjamas.

Eva loves unicorns, and she also loves pyjamas, so she is keen to add more to her collection! I love these ones, £14 from Debenhams, where we have had lots of pyjamas from previously and I have always been impressed with the quality.

3. Num Noms Ice Cream Truck.

Ever since we reviewed Num Noms last year, Eva has been crazy about these little scented collectables. We have had a whole range of sweet and savoury, various lip balms, stamps and cooking sets, but she has her eye firmly on this ice cream truck. The truck enables you to make your own flavoured lip gloss with Cherry, Vanilla and Glitter Sprinkles. Just pour the lip gloss into the truck and dispense it like soft serve ice cream into a Nom lip gloss sundae container. I can totally see the appeal! £29.99 from Amazon

4. B.Brand Horse in a bag.

I really need your help with this one as Eva is desperate for this toy and yet I haven’t been able to hunt one down, or even similar. I have seen several on E-bay available from America and yet they all come at an inflated price £100+) and as much as I love my daughter, I can’t justify that cost on a stuffed toy! If anyone knows of any similar, please let me know and I’ll be eternally grateful!

5. Next rainbow cardigan.

The perfect cardigan for my rainbow baby, in a soft grey wool with rainbow applique. Available from Next for £15.

6. Project Mc2 Doll.

Ever since we were sent the Mc2 H20 car for review, Eva has asked for one of the dolls to go alongside it. She particularly likes this one, McKeyla, who comes with a glitter globe light that you can use to do scientific experiments using safe household ingredients. I love that Eva is showing an interest in STEM subjects and that she is learning so much simply through play. Available at £24.99 at Toys R Us, this is one request that I will most definitely be fulfilling!

7. 5 second rule.

I love the look of this game, where you are given just 5 seconds to come up with three answers on various topics. Thinking under pressure always results in some interesting responses, and I think that this will be a really fun, and also educational, game that we can play as a family. Available at £12.34 from Amazon.

8. Little Live Pets Puppy.

Eva first saw this before Christmas and yet at over £60 I couldn’t justify the cost for yet another toy that seemed very similar to a couple she had. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this in Tesco last week for just £12 and I snapped it up, and one for Megan’s birthday in May too, shhhh!! The puppy actually does way more than I originally thought, breathing, barking, feeding and sleeping, and I just know that Eva is going to love him. I’ll let you know after her birthday if it would have been worth the £60+ price tag, but I recommend getting down to Tesco and snapping one up just incase!!

9. Personalised bunny bag.

I knew, as soon as her friend at school turned up with a bag like this, that Eva would be pleading for one of her own, and I wasn’t wrong! At 28cm square, with the cutest bunny ears and personalised with any name on the back, this bag is so adorable and the perfect bag for Eva to take her books to school each day or carrying our picnic to the park. Priced at £16 from Sgt.Smith it makes a gorgeous present and I have to admit, I’d love one of my own!

I hope that this has inspired any of you who are struggling over what to buy the five year old who has everything. Now I just need to hunt down a cake, confirm numbers for her party and start to accept that my baby girl is growing up……

My Petit Canard
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  1. February 10, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    My second daughter turns 9 in 10 days time. She is so easily pleased she’d be happy with anything – even so I’m struggling to think of ideas. Must get my skates on…. love the unicorn pj’s. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Oh happy birthday to her for next week! xx

  2. February 10, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Aww what a great gft list, I am in love with the next cardigan, think I may have to purchase and prep my girl for Spring.

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      They are gorgeous aren’t they! xx

  3. Jen
    February 10, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    My son turned five at the end of last month, so I know exactly what you feel like. We settled for a Playmobil camper van, as it was a more grown up present, and a decent size. Didn’t want to drown him with more stuff, as he had that at Christmas! I know that most five year olds would be more than happy with any of the abive choices, so lovely ideas.

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Oh I love playmobile! I’m trying to encourage smaller toys as we have enough from Christmas to play with! It’s hard with January/February birthdays! xx

  4. February 10, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Ooh, the pj’s, cardie and bag are super cute. I remember seeing some my little pony plushies in bags on Amazon before Christmas. A lot of those were hard to get too but we’re a lot cheaper. I don’t think they were as big but could be an alternative x

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Oh I will have a look, thank you! She really has her heart set on one and I hate to disappoint her! xx

  5. February 11, 2017 / 8:41 am

    those are super cute gifts! I’m sure you all are going to have a great time x

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      I’m sure that we will! xx

  6. February 11, 2017 / 10:38 am

    Ah Happy birthday Eva, My Eva turned five on Thursday, have a great time x

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Oh happy birthday to your Eva!! xx

  7. February 11, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    This looks pretty similar to my turning 5 in June daughter list would look like!

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      I think most little girls will have a list that includes unicorns somewhere! xx

  8. February 11, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    All these gifts are lovely. I like the bunny bag the most, but that Ice Cream Truck looks great as well:)

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      The bunny bag is adorable isn’t it? I want one for my shopping! xx

  9. February 11, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I love the unicorn pjamas. My daughter is 11 and is obsessed with unicorns. The rainbow cardigan is cute too.

    • Laura Dove
      February 12, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      Mine too! Who doesn’t love a unicorn? xx

  10. February 12, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Great list. Love the unicorn pyjamas x

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Me too! I’d love them! x

  11. February 13, 2017 / 11:07 am

    oh the boys would like the 5 second rule game – I need to remember that for their birthday xx #FabFridayPost

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 11:29 am

      We used to have a similar game growing up called Don’t panic, it was one of my favourites! xx

  12. February 13, 2017 / 11:21 am

    We have just been playing yeti in my spaghetti, just like kerplunk, but the kids like this better. #MarvMondays

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Oh yay!I can’t wait to play it! xx

  13. February 13, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Oh I have a little girl turning 4 in March who would LOVE those Pj’s!

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Who doesn’t love unicorns?! xx

  14. February 13, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    The Debenhams PJs look super cute! My mummy loves unicorns! Just a shame they don’t do them in her size!!

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Haha I feel exactly the same way! xx

  15. February 13, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    Eliza has a little live pets puppy and adores it. Worth checking the toy shops for offers though as you can get them cheaper

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Oh really! I got this one for £12 in Tesco, I couldn’t believe it as they are £60 elsewhere! That’s good to know that Eliza loves it, I just know Eva will be over the moon with it! xx

  16. February 13, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    My daughter is Five soon, and she would love every one of these. The unicorn pyjamas are so cute

    • Laura Dove
      February 13, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Aren’t they just? I wish they did these in adult sizes! xx

  17. February 14, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Eerrrrmmm, can I say that I really love her list too? I would actually like some Unicorn PJs for myself too. And the jumper? That Yeti Spaghetti game sounds really interesting, I think my youngest would enjoy it too. Oh, to be 5 again! I’m sure she’s all excited to be the big 5! Thanks for linking with #bigpinklink

    • Laura Dove
      February 15, 2017 / 4:48 pm

      Haha I always think that too, unicorn pyjamas would be top of my list!! xx

  18. February 15, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Five! Already!! Mind – doesn’t time just fly by! Oh! But I do love that PJs & that rainbow cardi. They are sooo lovely! I want one too! lol! I hope Eva’s gets what she wants for her birthday!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us again on #FabFridayPost Laura. xx

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks Su. I’m sure she will get everything she wishes and more besides. My little rainbow baby has got so big! xx

  19. February 16, 2017 / 9:41 am

    The kid’s got taste! 🙂 The rainbow cardi is FAB! #MarvMondays.

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 12:58 pm

      Isn’t it? I want one! xx

  20. February 17, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    These are all brilliant gifts for Eva, and I love the pyjamas so much. I hope that you have a brilliant birthday and that Eva is spoilt rotten. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Laura Dove
      February 17, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you, the pyjamas are adorable aren’t they! See you tomorrow at #fortheloveofBLOG

  21. February 19, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    Aww bless Eva! I cant imagine anything more exciting than planning for your birthday party and making a present list when you’re five years old 😉 Ella’s 4th birthday is in July and im already thinking ahead to it and totally needed some present inspiration for her. I love Eva’s little list, im sure Ella would love some of these bits too 🙂 Great post thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

    • Laura Dove
      February 19, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Birthdays are so exciting when you’re small! Only five days until the big day, I’m in complete denial though, how is my baby FIVE! xx

  22. February 19, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Happy Birthday Eva! (I love the bunny bag!) Hope she had a wonderful time

    • Laura Dove
      February 20, 2017 / 11:05 am

      Thank you! xx

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