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20 Best Gifts and Toys for 5 Year Old Boys (2023)

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-old boys with these perfect gift ideas for the little 5 year olds on your list.

And of course, toys aren’t gender-specific, so any of these would be great gifts for a girl too, and you can find more ideas on my 5-year-old girls gift guide!

Whether this is a Christmas gift or birthday gift, here’s a list of the best gifts for 5 year old in your life.

Gift Guide for 5-Year-Old Boys

Gift Guide 2023 boys

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1. Jurassic World Dinosaurs

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 little guy will love, whether it’s scary or just plain cool. This is great way to encourage imaginative play with your kids’ new toys!

Jurassic World Toys Dominion Wild Roar Dryptosaurus
$20.81
  • 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.
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03/08/2024 02:18 pm GMT

2. Lego Creator Sets

This is a great age to start getting into all the more complicated Lego building 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.

LEGO Creator 3in1 Supersonic Jet Plane to Helicopter to Speed Boat Toy Set
$19.99
  • 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


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03/08/2024 02:24 pm GMT

3. Remote Control Animals

I can’t tell you WHY your 5 year olds 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!). These come in a few different colors.

Robo Alive Slithering Snake
$12.59
  • 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


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03/07/2024 06:14 am GMT

4. Calendar

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.

2024 Marvel Avengers Wall Calendar
$15.06
  • 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"
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03/08/2024 02:24 pm GMT

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.

Go Fish
$7.99
  • An adorable ocean-themed version of these popular classic kids’ card games Go Fish, Old Maid, and Slap Jack all in ONE convenient deck.
  • Kids ages 4 to 9 and 2 to 6 players.
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03/08/2024 02:28 pm GMT

6. Card Holder

Playing card games can get frustrating if you can’t hold the cards in your hand. This is a wonderful gift if you’re a family who loves card games or board games that involve cards. Make everyone’s game night more enjoyable with these playing cards holders.

Playing Card Holder
$9.99
  • Playing Cards Holders are made from PROP65 Certified thick durable ABS composite plastic in blue color; No-slip EVA felt grip inside to hold cards. No-slip EVA felt grip on the bottom to prevent sliding
  • 15 card comfortable holding capacity.
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03/08/2024 02:29 pm GMT

7. Magnatiles

Magnatiles are some of the best toys that your five-year-old boys can play with for years to come. Let’s be real, they’re great for kids of all ages, boys and girls! I even enjoy building with them! Use the holidays or an upcoming birthday as an opportunity to add to your collection!

MAGNA-TILES Jungle Animals 25-Piece Magnetic Construction Set
$39.99
  • 5 Jungle Figurines (Hippo, Sloth, Tiger, Leopard and Caiman), 10 Small Squares, 8 Triangles (4 Isosceles, 4 Equilateral), 1 Spinner, 1 Staircase


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03/08/2024 02:33 pm GMT

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.

Amazon Basics Pop-Up Soccer Goal Net Set with Carrying Case
$42.74
  • Includes (2) 2.5-foot blue soccer goal nets, ground stakes, and carrying bag
  • Solid fiberglass poles for lightweight yet stable performance; reinforced oxford fabric and net for lasting strength


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03/08/2024 02:33 pm GMT

9. Bike

If you want a big impact present and are looking for outdoor toys, 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!

Strider 14x, Awesome Blue - Balance Bike
$209.99
  • 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).
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03/08/2024 02:33 pm GMT

10. Superhero Dress-Up

Superheroes unite! Be prepared to see your little Marvel fan wearing these capes and masks for the foreseeable future. Pretend play is so important for kids and this set of capes allows them to play with friends and siblings which is also great for social skills!

Superhero Capes and Masks
$19.99

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.

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03/08/2024 02:48 pm GMT

11. Pokemon Card Binder

Your kid will love arranging his Pokemon cards and being able to see them easily; you’ll love the easy storage and them being put away in one spot. Win-win!

GOROMA Card Binder 4-Pockets, 400 Pockets Card Holder with 50 Removable Sleeves, Trading Card Collector Zipper Album Holder, Red
$14.99
  • 9-Pocket trading card book with 40 transparent plastic removable pages of sheets (double-side use), holds up to 720 cards
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04/08/2024 11:48 pm GMT

12. What Would Danny Do? Book

I picked up this book for bedtime stories last year and it was a huge hit with ALL my kids! It’s like a chose your own adventure book but it shows the natural consequences of choosing a good attitude over a bad one. It’s a great way to practice some problem-solving skills without them really even realizing it. I love a book that has life lessons for kids that they actually like!

What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series)
$11.99

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.

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03/08/2024 02:49 pm GMT

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 the screen time a little more educational! Osmo has some really cool sets to make learning fun.

Osmo – Genius Starter Kit & Monster Game for iPad
$106.88

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.

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03/08/2024 02:49 pm GMT

14. Dance Party Lights

If you’re child’s interests include dancing around, this is the perfect toy for them! 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.

Sound Activated Party Lights with Remote Control
$9.99
  • 3 sound-activated modes + 7 lighting modes + Rotating speed control.
  • 1 x disco ball light, 1 x remote control, 1 x user guide


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03/07/2024 03:13 am GMT

15. LeapReader System

It’s so exciting to watch your little boy start to figure out reading. Help early readers get excited too with a LeapFrog LeapReader system so they can read by themselves.

LeapFrog LeapReader Learn to Read 10-Book Mega Pack
$35.49
  • Includes 10 early reading books and LeapReader pen
  • Intended for ages 4-8 years; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery included
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03/08/2024 02:58 pm GMT

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.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Crystal Growing Kit
$24.99
  • 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!
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03/08/2024 02:58 pm GMT

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, improving their fine motor skills and being creative while you get a little time to breathe. This is great for big kids of all ages!

Perler Dinosaur Craft Bead Bucket Activity Kit, 5004 pcs
$9.10
  • 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.


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03/08/2024 02:58 pm GMT

18. Zingo

Zingo has been a game my kids have loved since they were about 4 or 5. It’s a great 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.

19. Rock Painting Kit

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! Whether your child is a little artist or just loves pulling out art supplies for some creative time, these are family favorite!

Kids Rock Painting Kit - Glow in The Dark
$17.99

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.

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03/07/2024 03:48 am GMT

20. Hover Soccer Ball

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!

Hover Soccer Ball
$9.99
  • LED lights with changing colors
  • 4 x AA batteries (not included)
  • Works on smooth surfaces
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03/07/2024 03:49 am GMT

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