As a mom of two boys, I know they can be a little wild but also so sweet and fun! And 5 is such a great age! They’re learning and growing every day.
Take advantage of the excitement and curiosity of 5-year-olds with these ideas for the little 5 year old boy you know.
And of course, toys aren’t gender-specific, so any of these would be great for a girl too, and you can find more ideas on my 5-year-old girls gift guide!
Gift Guide for 5-Year-Old Boys
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Dinosaurs are a boy’s best friend! There are so many Jurassic World toys with different features, you’re sure to find one that your kid will love, whether it’s scary or just plain cool.
- Roaring sounds and an attack motion
- About 5 inches tall and 11 inches long
- Scan the dinosaur's hidden Tracking Code in the free Jurassic World Facts App with a compatible smart device (not included) to initiate AUGMENTED REALITY activities and games.
This is a great age to start getting into all the more complicated Lego sets. The Creator kits are perfect because they’re not too big, there are tons of different types, and they can turn into 3 different builds.
- Kids can indulge in creative fun with authentic features - the Supersonic Jet plane toy has a cockpit, angled wings and retractable wheels
- The helicopter toy comes with rotating blades, and the speed boat features 2 superfast engines for airborne or water adventures!
- LEGO fans can perform stunts in the air with the LEGO models of the jet plane and helicopter, or race on the water with the powerboat
I can’t tell you WHY your 5-year-old will like this snake, but I can tell you they WILL. It combines the fun of robots and animals (and it’s just the right amount of creepy!).
- Fast slithering Snake. Watch it slither and weave just like a real snake.
- Eyes move just like a real snake patrolling their domain.
- Tongue flicks in and out like a real snake on the hunt for prey!
- Light up mouth
Not only will your 5-year-old love keeping track of the days, they’ll also like that they have a new decoration on their wall that lines up perfectly with their interests (and there’s a calendar for every interest!). They’ll look forward to changing it every month.
- This 2024 Marvel Avengers Wall Calendar features monthly pages for January to December 2024, as well as the last 4 months of 2023
- Includes 13 high-quality images printed on premium paper
- 12" x 12"
5. Go Fish
Go with a classic card game like Go Fish! Kids will love having a special deck of cards for the game with different sea creatures on each one.
6. Card Holder
Playing card games can get frustrating if you can’t hold the cards in your hand. Make everyone’s game night more enjoyable with these playing cards holders.
Magnatiles are a toy that your kids can play with for years to come. I even enjoy building with them! Use the holidays as an opportunity to add to your collection!
- 5 Jungle Figurines (Hippo, Sloth, Tiger, Leopard and Caiman), 10 Small Squares, 8 Triangles (4 Isosceles, 4 Equilateral), 1 Spinner, 1 Staircase
8. Soccer Goal
My son has been obsessed with soccer for years now. If you have a little soccer player, this goal for your backyard or sport court is perfect. Challenge him to a scrimmage or just let him practice on his own.
If you want a big impact present by the tree, go for a new bike. Buy one that fits them now but that they also have some room to grow into! Our kids all used and loved Strider bikes! They were able to ride a bike with pedals between the ages of 2-4 no problem. I highly recommend these!
- As your child grows, you can easily and quickly adjust the seat & handlebar heights. The 14x has a seat height range from 15-22” to fit a huge range of inseam lengths (16-23”).
- Converting the 14x from a balance bike to pedal bike is quick & easy—we even provide the wrench to screw in the only bolt! Once your little one is ready to pedal, just attach the Easy-Ride Pedal Conversion Kit (sold separately).
Superheroes unite! Be prepared to see your little Marvel fan wearing these capes and masks for the foreseeable future.
High quality materials featuring satin capes with vibrant colors and kids-friendly fabrics. The mask is made of premium felt, easily adjustable to strap onto any size head.
Your kid will love arranging his Pokemon cards and being able to see them easily; you’ll love them being put away in one spot. Win-win!
I picked up this book last year and my kids ALL love it! It’s like a chose your own adventure book but it shows the natural consequences of choosing a good attitude over a bad one. I love a book that has life lessons for kids that they actually like!
With 9 Stories in 1, the fun never ends! What Should Danny Do? is an innovative, interactive book that empowers kids with the understanding that their choices will shape their days, and ultimately their lives into what they will be.
13. Osmo for iPad or Fire
We all know your kid is going to be asking for their tablet as soon as the presents are open — make it a little more educational! Osmo has some really cool sets to make learning fun.
Fun-filled & award winning learning games. Children interact with actual hand held pieces & an iPad or Fire Tablet, bringing a child's game pieces & actions to life (No WiFi necessary for game play). Osmo Base and iPad/Fire Tablet not included, required for game play.
Get the party started with these disco lights that synchronize with the music. There are lots of different settings to make sure the mood lighting is just right.
It’s so exciting to watch your kid start to figure out reading. Help them get excited too with a LeapFrog LeapReader system so they can read by themselves.
- Includes 10 early reading books and LeapReader pen
- Intended for ages 4-8 years; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery included
16. Crystal Growing Lab
We bought this for my oldest when he was 5 and we all had so much fun growing crystals! There’s enough that you can do them one by one over a few months or do them all together and watch them grow in different ways. This is one gift that will be fun to experience for weeks and months to come.
- Grow crystals in 3 amazing colors: blue, purple, and green.
- Show off your crystals on the patent-pending light-up display. With 7 single color modes, rainbow color mode, and 3 brightness levels to choose from, your crystal treasures will shine!
- his kit comes with 3 real gemstone specimens, including a geode, green fluorite, and blue calcite, along with a detailed learning guide explaining how crystals grow and more!
17. Perler Beads
Yes, these beads may make a mess from time to time but it’s nothing the vacuum can’t handle! My kids will spend hours making creations using Perler Beads – it’s truly a win – win – win! The kids are occupied and being creative while you get a little time to breathe.
- Includes (5000) assorted Perler fuse beads, (2) Perler pegboards, (1) Perler bead dinosaur pattern sheet, and (1) sheet of reusable ironing paper with easy to follow instructions.
Zingo has been a game my kids have loved since they were about 4 or 5. It’s a game that’s actually enjoyable for both grown ups and kids which makes it a good game in my mind! If you don’t have this game in your house yet, now is the time to change that.
If I knew painting rocks would be that fun for kids, I would have started this brand a long time ago! My kids have gotten multiple sets of rock painting kits and they are obsessed with every single one. We love putting them out in our garden for everyone to enjoy!
10 natural white river rocks, 4 puffy glow-in-the-dark paints, 6 standard paints, gold & silver glitter glue, 2 paintbrushes (fine tip and wider tip), googly eyes, gem stickers, gold and black transfer stickers, and instruction manual.
Whether your kid is soccer obsessed like mine or just loves kicking things around, this hover soccer ball is so fun! My kids love passing it around to one another and trying to score goals on each other. Its provided hours of fun!
The Ultimate Gift Guide List
Want even more gift ideas for everyone on your list? Head to one of these!
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- Gifts for Toddlers
- Gift Guide for Girls
- Gift Guide for Boys
- Tween Girl Gift Ideas
- Tween Boy Gift Ideas
- Teen Girls Gift Ideas
- Teen Boys Gift Ideas
Age Specific Gift Guides
- Gifts for 3 Year Old Girls
- Gifts for 3 Year Old Boys
- 5 Year Old Girl Gift Ideas
- 5 Year Old Boys Gift Ideas
- 7 Year Old Girl Gift Ideas
- 7 Year Old Boy Gift Ideas
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