101 Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Our Best 3 Picks

Best

Crazy Forts

Create caves, pirate ships, and more with the unique construction toy.

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Also Great

Dino Projection Night Light

Has 360-degree rotation and 16 touch-controlled color combinations.

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Color Your Own Pillow Case

Good on a Budget

Color Your Own Pillow Case

It teaches about the solar system while developing fine motor skills.

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Popular Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

LED Gloves

Made from stretchable cotton fabric and with 6 light flashing modes.

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Disney Special Edition Mini Brands Surprise Capsules

The 2 capsules have 5 replicas of your favorite Disney toy character.

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Body Bumper Game

Body Bumper Game

With cushion-inflatable surfaces for safe belly-bumping action.

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Buildable Toy Trucks with Drill

Buildable Toy Trucks with Drill

Build a dump, cement, or crank truck with the included 49 pieces.

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Marble Run Track

Marble Run Track

The 138-piece set develops spatial awareness, motor skills, and more.

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Color Your Own Pillow Case

Color Your Own Pillow Case

It teaches about the solar system while developing fine motor skills.

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Slotic Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game Toy

Slotic Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game Toy

Learn your ABCs with these 36 brightly colored splinter-free pieces.

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Toysmith Get Outside Go! Easy Catch Ball & Glove Set

Toysmith Get Outside Go! Easy Catch Ball & Glove Set

Velcro strips make playing catch easy for budding baseball players.

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Spirograph Jr.

Spirograph Jr.

Draw colorful, spiraling designs with gear rings and washable markers.

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Marbling Paint Art Kit

Marbling Paint Art Kit

Paint on water then transfer the image to paper for dazzling artwork.

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Monopoly Junior

Monopoly Junior

With kid-friendly properties and easy-to-follow game rules.

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LEGO Classic Creative Ocean

LEGO Classic Creative Ocean

The kit has 333 colorful LEGO pieces and 6 ocean-themed models.

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“I’m NOT just a Scribble” by Diane Alber

I’m NOT Just a Scribble By Diane Alber

An illustrated story about kindness and inclusion — plus 100 stickers.

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Bean Bag Toss Game

Bean Bag Toss Game

Made of durable polyester with a stable base high elastic flat wire.

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Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

These 3 foam stunt rockets soar, make overhead circles, and more.

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Pedal Go Kart

Pedal Go Kart

Features race-inspired pedals, rubber wheels, and 8-ball hand brakes.

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WALIKI Hopper Ball for Kids

Easy to inflate, meets safety standards and has age-appropriate sizes.

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SplashEZ Splash and Outdoor Mat

89-inch anti-slip surface area and free of phthalates and BPA.

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WikkiStix: Reusable Molding and Sculpting Sticks

This sensory fidget toy can be twisted, bent, and stuck to surfaces.

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D.I.Y. Squeeze Toys

Paint your own squeeze toys made from PU foam — get 10 random toys.

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Crazy Forts

Create caves, pirate ships, and more with the unique construction toy.

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Knight Owl by Christopher Denise

A “New York Times Bestseller” picture book about a heroic owl.

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Play-Doh Modeling Compound

Shape, squish, mash-up — boost creativity with this modeling clay.

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Hover Soccer Ball Set with 2 Goals

A toy that’ll turn any floor into an air hockey or soccer surface.

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Kidzlane Light-up Dance Mat

Features 3 interactive games that have 5 difficulty levels.

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Birthday Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Schwinn Koen & Elm Hybrid Bike

Pedals and seat position ensure less wobbling, and proper posture.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Bumper Car

A 2-speed remote control car that features 360-degree turning,

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Educational Interlocking Disc Shaped Building Set

500 interconnecting discs measuring 1.3” across and 1/10th inch thick.

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Toy Truck and Cars

Toy Truck and Cars

The carrier truck comes with and holds 12 varied cars.

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PlayShifu Educational Globe – Orboot Earth

Scan the globe with the companion app to explore in various modes.

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Monster Jam Monster Dirt Starter Kit

Monster Jam Monster Dirt Starter Kit

Mold realistic ramps that your Monster Jam truck can jump over.

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Green Toys Watering Can Set

Green Toys Watering Can Set

A 3-piece set made of 100% recycled plastic — it’s BPA- and PVC-free.

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Mickey Mouse Basketball Hoop

This bath toy comes with 3 Disney floating balls and promotes motor skills.

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Airplane Launcher

Airplane Launcher

Cultivate hand-eye coordination with these toys that reach 49 feet.

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SkillMatics Card Game: Found It!

An award-winning indoor scavenger hunt game.

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The Ultimate Construction Site Book

Interactively see a construction site’s sights and activities.

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Dino Projection Night Light

Has 360-degree rotation and 16 touch-controlled color combinations.

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Robot Safari

Build various motorized robotic animals and learn simple engineering.

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KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet

Erasable electronic drawing pads to doodle, draw, and be creative.

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Cyclone Kid’s Ride-On Toy

With 16" wheels, it uses arm-power action and can do 360º spins.

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Ziggle Kids Wiggle Car

To ride, toddlers need to twist the handlebars and wiggle in the back.

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Take Apart Dinosaur Toys

A disassembled dinosaur toy kit for young kids to reassemble.

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GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

It features 60 up-close, quality images and the voice of Bindi Irwin.

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DoodleJamz Jelly Pics

Create pictures with the sensory pad’s non-toxic gel and color beads.

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Scissor Skills Activity Book

It teaches cutting skills safely and develops motor skills.

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Walkie-Talkies for Kids

Easy to use, portable, and can also be used as a flashlight.

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Kids Beginner Mini Skateboard

The 17” wooden deck has grip tape and accommodates up to 121 lbs.

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Kids Keyboard

Enjoy playing 10 demos, 4 rhythms, 4 tones, and 5 percussions.

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Cool Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Shark Blanket for Kids

Cozy, lightweight plush throw that’s ideal for lounging on the couch.

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Superhero Dress-Up Set

Superhero Dress-Up Set

This 5-piece cape set includes matching masks and slap bracelets.

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Remote Control Car

Remote Control Car

A 360-degree rotation feature enables it to flip over and keep going.

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Mattel Gas Out Game

AA battery-powered, with an electronic farting gas cloud and 56 cards.

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hand2mind Scooter Board

Build motor skills with this plastic 16 x 12-inch floor scooter.

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Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit

Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit

Get 10 planes with these 40 sheets of flight-tested, foldable paper.

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KidiZoom PrintCam

KidiZoom PrintCam

Take photos and instantly print them as black-and-white images.

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Lite Brite Ultimate Classic Learning Toy

Lite Brite Ultimate Classic Learning Toy

The battery-powered LED bulbs don’t get hot and are kid-friendly.

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Interactive Talking Globe

Interactive Talking Globe

Tap the globe, then hear facts and visually experience the country.

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National Geographic Kinetic Play Sand

National Geographic Kinetic Play Sand

It feels and acts like it’s wet, but leaves your hands completely dry.

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Stamp Set

26 detailed stamps with washable ink, stars, balloons, and more.

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Spooner Boards Freestyle

Use them in all weather conditions, environments, and locations.

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Treasure Chest Playset

The hinged treasure chest has a secret compartment to hide treasure.

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Magnetic Poetry Kids Story Maker

Create messages, poems, and more with 150 magnetic word tiles.

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Soggy Doggy Bath Game

If the dog shakes during the bath board game, it’s back to the start.

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Dig Up Dinosaur Eggs

Dig up the eggs and match the dinosaurs to the description cards.

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American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

This 33-piece set allows for dozens of different set-ups.

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Remote Control Shark Toy

Has realistic movement simulation — with 2.4 GHz remote-control tech.

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Wooden USA Map Puzzle

It consists of 36 pieces and each state has a cartoon of what it's known for.

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Talking Flashcards

Improve their cognitive skills with these 112 double-sided flashcards.

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Pindaloo Skill Game

A juggling game that improves hand-eye coordination and motor skills.

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TrueBalance Mini

With 7 magnetic rotating discs to teach kids coordination and balance.

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Gig-a-Pets T-Rex Virtual Animal Toy

It’s been upgraded with new animations, graphics, and sound quality.

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Classic Operation Game

Cure the classic ailments by operating without getting buzzed.

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5 Pack Easter Egg Slime Toy

It won’t stick to hands, clothes, or carpets and is easy to clean up.

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Parachute Toys

Fold, throw and catch them — they won't create knots or tangles.

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Butterfly Growing Kit

Use live caterpillars from outside and grow them in the 13-inch tall mesh habitat.

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DIY Birdhouse Painting Kit

Made mainly of wood, with smooth surfaces and non-toxic paint.

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Unique Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Ridley’s 100 Knock Knock Joke Cards

Gags packaged in door-hanger-shaped cards measuring 3.25” x 2.5”.

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FUN LITTLE TOYS Kids Play Tent

FUN LITTLE TOYS Kids Play Tent

It includes items like a ​​battery-powered gas stove and an oil lamp.

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GeoSafari My First Telescope

A real, functional telescope that features 9x magnification.

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Sago Brothers Magic Clay

The 24-color set teaches color recognition, mixing, and matching.

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Fat Brain Door Pong Game

Develops hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and cooperative play.

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Kids Detective Costume Set

This set, that includes a hat and sunglasses, introduces your child to role-playing.

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Grouch Couch Game

This remote-controlled game chomps, eats, and spits out lost items.

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Electronic Piggy Bank

Password-protected, it stores up to 600 coins and paper money x100.

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Explorer Scope

Encourage scientific exploration with this microscope cum telescope.

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Kids Piano Mat

You get 4 unique play modes and 8 musical instrument sounds.

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Inspiring Stories For Amazing Boys

A motivational book about courage, confidence, and friendship.

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STEM Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Marom Play-a-Lot Building Toys

Engineering kit containing 150 parts for 5 models.

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Numberblocks MathLink Cubes

Includes 30 preschool learning activities with building blocks.

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Dinosaur Soap Lab

Dinosaur Soap Lab

Make 16 soaps with four different essences and four different colors.

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Magnetic Building Sticks

Magnetic Building Sticks

You get 100 magnetic building sticks and 30 non-magnetic steel balls.

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Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks

Make 3D geometric figures using 46 tiles made of non-toxic plastic.

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Aha! Brain Box

Stimulates critical thinking, cognitive development, and memory.

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Science Lab Kit for Kids

60 STEM experiments to encourage hands-on scientific exploration.

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STEM Road Builder Game

Link paths and let the car transport the marble ball to the end.

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Other Recommendations

Small Discoverer Outdoor Exploration Set

Includes binoculars, compass, magnifying glass, flashlight, and more.

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Double-Sided Dart Board

Double-Sided Dart Board

With 12 sticky balls that attach firmly as soon as they’re thrown.

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iPlay, iLearn Kids Golf Toys Set

iPlay, iLearn Kids Golf Toys Set

Develops kids' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

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Peaceable Treasure Race To The Kingdom Board Game

Kids must strategize, cooperate, and work together to beat the ogre.

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14 Piece Puzzle Globe for Kids

Kids learn about their world with these 6-continent puzzle pieces.

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Learning Time – Educational Clock

Reads time out loud, plays classical music, and acts as a night light.

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5-year-old boys are venturing out to kindergarten, developing their interests and being exposed to heaps of exciting subjects and ideas for the first time, all of which can help you choose a gift that brings genuine joy into their lives.

Choosing the best gifts for 5-year-old boys

A good gift explores a child’s interests or curiosities. Is the 5-year-old you’re buying for often gravitating towards arts and crafts activities? Perhaps they’re starting to show a real interest in sports or music? Or maybe they’re fascinated by animals and nature? If you start by understanding the things that they love, they are more likely to love your gift.

If you’re unsure about what the 5-year-old you’re buying for is passionate about then ask them or their parents. Just asking the question can lead to that birthday present being all the more special.

How we identified the best gifts for 5-year-old boys

When evaluating the best gifts for 5-year-old boys, we first identified the important milestones happening in their lives at that time and then evaluated them against the toys and gifts that are available on the market.

A 5-year-old’s attention span is improving and most can pay attention for at least ten minutes during activities. They’re also getting much better at following rules or taking turns when playing games. Their hand-eye coordination is vastly improving, their imagination is more active than ever, and their language skills are developing rapidly.

We’ve factored these milestones alongside the main interests that a 5-year-old is likely to have, whilst also considering fluctuating budgets, to put together a long list of toys and gifts that we think will contain more than a few awesome options for every 5-year-old boy.

Tips for buying the best gifts for 5-year-old boys

  1. Price isn’t everything.
    It wasn’t so long ago that your little boy enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper as much as the present inside it, he doesn’t care how much you spent on his present.
  2. Consider his unique personality.
    5-year-olds are so much fun because their personality is starting to shine through. Whether he loves being active, loves learning, or has a creative streak, identify the things that engage him most and look for gifts with those in mind.
  3. Make sure you’re not doubling up
    Check with his parents to make sure that he’s not already got that gift or something very similar. If you are his parent then it’s worth reminding yourself of what he already has and what he actually plays with.

FAQs

What gift can be given to a 5 year old boy?

During the formative years, you want to encourage physical activity, learning, imagination, and creativity. Fun toys that stimulate them or get them moving, building sets, and puzzles are fantastic gift options. And to unleash their creativity, you can’t go wrong with crayons!

What is the best present to buy for a 5 year old boy?

The best present you can give, aside from your love, of course, are toys and games that will help to develop his cognitive skills and curiosity. Gifts such as puzzles and Lego sets are the way to go!

What can I send a 5 year old boy for his birthday?

When choosing a birthday gift, select something that will provide a fun, engaging experience, while taking his unique personality into consideration. Most boys would love gifts like toy cars, soccer balls, and age-appropriate but challenging building sets.