At five years, most boys are exceedingly curious and get bored easily. Choosing an exciting gift for them can be painstakingly tasking. However, it shouldn’t be difficult getting them a great gift because at this age, they already know what they like and what they do not like.
There are few things to consider though when trying to get a 5-year-old boy a gift for whatever occasion with the most important being the kid’s safety. You don’t want to get him a gift that can harm or put his health at risk. To help you get the perfect gift for your little boy, we here 35 suggestions for the best gifts for 5 year old boy;
Top Gift Ideas & Toys For 5 Year Old Boys
1. Puzzle Games
This kit made of various pieces of different shapes and sizes that form a complete element. The pieces could form various structures, for instance a map, the big five wild animals. Such a puzzle will demand the boy’s attention as he tries to figure out what it forms. This kind of gift also offers a challenging but fun learning experience. By figuring out the puzzle, a boy acquires problem solving skills.
2. Remote Control Tank Building Unit
At 5 years old, boys generally love to build things on their own. With this gift, they get to do that and use a remote to control the tank they have just built.
The remote control tank building unit is a fun gift as it allows the kid to create the tank from scratch using their own imagination. Because it will take some time, you can be sure that your little one will be occupied for some hours allowing you to get some free time.
This gift also adds some educational value to your kid. Besides allowing them to use their imagination and creativity, it helps to improve their patience, concentration, and cognitive skills. It is also made from safe materials so you can be sure that your little man is safe as he plays.
3. Clearly Hedgehog Bike
Every little boy gets excited by the idea of owning a bike. It’s the type of gift that will keep the young lad on his toes. Clearly, Hedgehog 16 inch bike is the ultimate gift, it’s sleek in a way that will demand any his admiration. Built with an easy to use brake system your boy should have any qualms as soon as he learns how to use it. Enjoyment is guaranteed whenever he takes it out on a ride.
4. Hover Soccer Ball Set
If your 5-year old loves kicking things, and especially balls around, then this would be a perfect gift idea.
The Hover Soccer ball set allows you to transform just about any smooth surface into a soccer field. The interesting bit about this game is that it combines both soccer and hockey, allowing your son and his friend to have tons of fun together.
The game comes with two soccer style goals and a soccer/hockey ball for them to kick around. When kicked, the ball will hover just like an air hockey puck. The ball also has colored light on the surface which is activated with a button, making nighttime play very interesting.
This is a great gift because it does not need much space to set it up. It can also be used both indoors and outdoors as long as there is a smooth surface. It is also a perfect idea to keep the little ones occupied especially at parties.
5. A Remote Control Toy Car
This particular gift may come off as a bit pricey, but it’s an investment worth your money. Besides the excitement that comes with it, this toy is challenging to a five-year-old. He needs to learn the controls on the remote, an exercise that is both rewarding and frustrating. It’s a gift that will teach him how to focus, and to be resilient while completing a task.
6. Indoor and Outdoor Car Playhouse
At five years, most little boys have a great interest in cars. They wish the can own one, drive one and always park it on the driveway like dad does. Getting your boy either an indoor or outdoor car playhouse can be the best surprise. Apart from just staying inside the car house, it’s spacious enough to have his toys on board. The only challenge will be convincing him to come out of it. He will want to eat while in it, sleep in it but he will also enjoy his time in there.
7. Mini Explorer Light Up Terrarium
This amazing gift will allow your baby boy to grow his own inside a beautiful 4” by 6” jar. The terrarium comes with a light up lid with a USB charging cable. Set up instructions are simple and easy to follow. The set includes such necessary things as soil, river rocks, chia seeds, wheatgrass, and blue sand. Also, the included mushroom miniatures and removable stickers will allow your kid to customize his habitat.
There is also wooden stick and a spray bottle that will make watering his seeds a cinch. He later his blue sand, rocks, and soil as he pleases, and he can personalize things as he wants. The set is designed to ignite a passion for knowledge, learning, and self-sufficiency in kids.
8. Kid’s Smartwatch
Boys at this age are most likely fascinated by some the things the adults have. If a five old year son or grandson is curious about his dads or uncle watch. It’s a perfect idea to get him a kid’s smartwatch. Parents can easily teach the young lad how to tell the time. A smartwatch will give the boy a certain sense of importance and responsibility.
Once they have something that’s valuable, they will want to take care of it. An alarm will have him anticipating all sorts of things. He can play games with it and be easily convinced that it’s time to do something else when the alarm rings. This toy imparts a sense of responsibility in a fun way.
9. Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set
This is one of the most amazing gifts for little boys on the market today. The Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set comprises of over 16’ of track which forms harrowing figure eight loops for some dizzying race up to a finish line. There is a car feeder that will allow your 5-year-old boy load his cars then send them soaring.
There are also motorized boosters, as well as, a huge crash zone for some bang-up good time. The kit includes 1 Hot Wheels vehicle, but you can get more to increase his racing action and let him have maximum fun.
10. A Soccer Ball
Most young boys are soccer-crazed. Once they see it on TV or in school, they want to try it. At this age, they have more energy than you can probably handle. A soccer ball will offer a good outdoor activity for the young boy who has all the energy to expend. Parents and friends can join in the fun by kicking the ball around with him. He can learn to catch and throw it around, sounds like good way to develop some skills right?
11. Scientific Explorer Magic Science for Wizards Only Kit
Is your little son mad about exploring the magical and amazing world around him? If yes, then you should probably get him this scientific explorer kit. Part chemistry, part magic, this set will help your son amaze and mystify his friends and family while still teaching him various scientific facts behind the magic.
The set comes with several complex-sounding chemicals such as zinc sulfide, red cabbage powder, and polyacrylate copolymer all of which are child-friendly and won’t end up blowing his laboratory. The set also includes test tubes, measuring scoops, a wand, among other materials required to create some magic.
Some of the tricks your boy can perform include making test-tube crystal ball which lets him see his future and making some feverish fizz of bubbly frothy foam.
12. Foam Strike Sling Shot
Not could go with this amazingly soft and safe slingshot for little boys. The slingshot is sure to give your boy the thrill of pulling it back, aiming, and firing. And he doesn’t have to worry about it breaking because it is made of top-quality material. While it is easy to use and safe, this little sling still comes with some serious power, having the ability to launch its 1.5-inch ball up to sixty feet.
The kit comes with four foam balls and one slingshot, but you can always purchase extra balls separately. It is great for both indoors and outdoors play. Your boy will be kept busy for hours shooting and retrieving the balls. And you can reset the targets to give him an extra challenge.
13. Fort Boards Prime Pack (Kids’ Fort Building Kit)
With this kit, your son will be able to build a fort of any design. The kit includes 44 boards all of which measure 8” by 8” and 46 connectors giving him an amazing fort building capacity. There are also plans for submarines, castles, houses, and cars included in the kit. His imagination will be the only limit to what he can build using these boards.
He can snap pieces together at various angles (30, 60, 90, and 180 degrees) and taking them apart is easy. So he can build and rebuild stuff over and over. This is not just a fun activity but is also provides him with a great learning opportunity.
14. A Robot
Kids love to engage in thrilling activities. A dancing robot can be enough to not only excite the boy but mesmerize a whole family. Setting up barriers or obstacles, having the robot navigate through them is interesting. Robots are a good way to bring out the little mans creativity. A robot is also an enjoyable way to make computational thinking simple.
15. A Trampoline
Boys generally have too much energy; this is an enjoyable way to tire him out because a trampoline exhausts him in a fun way. It works like a bouncing castle but more personalized and does not consume too much space.
It comes in different shapes and sizes .it’s easy and quick to set up for your little man. One hour on the trampoline can have him craving for bedtime. Trust me he won’t give you trouble falling asleep when the time comes.
16. Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet
In an era where children are learning how to use smart devices early on in life, you might want to gift yours with this kids’ tablet.
Although it is not a toy, this tablet could keep your kid occupied for hours. It allows them to play games and watch TV whenever they want to. With a one-year Fire Kids Unlimited, you will get access to apps and games, videos, audio books and other educational material suitable for your little one.
An amazing feature is the parent control that allows you to monitor what your kid can access. The tablet also comes with kids-proof case and a 2-year guarantee.
17. Super Hero Cape
Superheroes leave little boys dismayed by their awesome powers. Each one of them probably has a favorite superhero at this age. Is it superman or Spiderman? Whichever hero it is, a superhero cape will have him energized. He will be running and jumping around in it as if he just became a superhero. He can act around and utter the words his favorite superhero uses. This is perfect way to cheer him up when is grumpy. It can also serve as a motivating factor to get him doing something he is reluctant to do.
18. Building Blocks
These are pieces of blocks which come in a set with different colors. Boys at this age love colorful things but the highlight of these blocks isn’t the colors. The fact that these blocks can be attached to build something of their liking will have them glued.
This set grabs their attention and keeps them engaged in a fun way as they attach them. Building something meaningful to your boy can give him a sense of accomplishment. This set has an educational value to it, as the child learns to create something his creative skills are sharpened.
19. Super Stadium Baseball Game
Is your kid a Yankees fan? Then look no further for a great gift. With this game, your kids get to recreate their plays. They can command players from wherever they are.
The game is great for young fans and allows them to improve their coordination and concentration skills. Because the stadium is magnetized, you do not have to worry about the ball flying off the ball and knocking things over in the house.
20. Epic Castle Playhouse
This castle will bring adventure to the young boy right at his doorstep. It’s made with recycled materials and is big enough to accommodate a five your old boy. An epic castle is enhanced with colors and accessories that will captivate the little man. He will surely feel like a king whenever he gets in this castle. It is foldable, easy to set up and also recyclable.
21. Crayola Inspiration Art Case
Art projects are not only fun but also good for the development of 5-year-old boys. Crayola inspiration art case offers the sophistication that will challenge your boy. This art case provides is a perfect artistic experience for a five-year-old. It comes with crayons with a wide array of colors. It comes with a portable case to carry for a young one when traveling. He is going to spend a lot of time playing with these items and enjoying every minute.
22. Magnation Magnetic Building Blocks
These days, kids are no longer interested in traditional block building; they want better and bigger things. The Magnation Magnetic Building Blocks will allow your little boy to run his imagination wild. He is going to improve his creativity and hone his fine motor skills.
The magnetic building blocks are so entertaining you are most likely going to find yourself spending some extra time playing with your baby boy and creating new designs and buildings. The building blocks are ideal for boys between 4 and 7 years.
23. Spider-man Inflatable Sleeping Bag
There isn’t a better way to send young boys to sleep as with a superhero sleeping bag. In case you are out camping, or he is having a sleepover at friends, this sleeping bag will have him eager for bedtime. It’s a fun way to send the little man to sleep or encourage him to take that afternoon nap. It’s blue in color with a spread image of Spiderman. Finished with a smooth, soft material, comfortable to make your little boy look forward to bedtime.
24. Digital Walkie-Talkie
Want a fun way to keep a typical energetic five year old boy occupied? Going the tech way is a perfect solution. The digital walkie-talkie is a fascinating gadget for the little man. As much as it fun boys can learn basic things as they play with this gadget. For example, soon they will find out it uses a battery as a source of power. This is a practical way to acquire such knowledge. A good walkie talkie should have a wide network range and longer battery life.
25. Pro-Ball Set. Pack of 3
If you would like to get your 5-year old outside, then this set of 3 balls might help you do just that.
The set includes three of the most popular ball games. It comes with a soccer ball, a basketball, and a football. They are also designed for your little one to have some fun outdoors with his friends.
The balls are made of soft yet durable material. This way, you are sure that your kid will not get hurt playing with them and they will provide a couple of years of fun for him and his friends.
26. Set of 3 Rescue Items
At five, boys have watched cartoons or kids TV programs depict rescue services. He may have seen a policeman on the street or maybe a firefighter at the station. He probably looks up to one of this respectable men and women who rescue us in times of need. This is why getting 3 set of rescue items a brilliant idea. This set comes with different themes and accessories. What fascinates him? Is it a doctor, a pilot or a firefighter? Whichever it is, a set of three rescue items can fulfill his dream. He will be proud to rock this attire whenever he can and even brag to his friends.
27. Playground Rocker Seesaw
Remember your first time on seesaw? You definitely needed someone on the other side to enjoy the experience. A playground seesaw on your porch will offer a fun experience for your little boy. Apart from being a good gift for physical development, social skills can be learned too. A seesaw rocker requires two to balance. This is an exciting way to encourage him to make friends out his neighbors.
28. Leapfrog Epic Tablet
This is an awesome gift for a five year old boy. It’s an interactive gadget that will enhance his reading effortlessly. A leapfrog epic tablet is interactive with story books that assist them sound words. As they do so, they have fun as well as learn without realizing it. On Leapreader, exciting stories come to life with a simple touch. This tablet will keep him glued to the screen as he eagerly explores all the fun activities.
29. Schleich Dinosaur Figurines
The dinosaur age is gone, but the excitement lives on. Five-year-old boys are curious about the dinosaur stories. What better way to make the experience more fun than to gift them a Schleich Dinosaur Figurine. The little man will not shy from recreating the dinosaur story with this piece. This toy will be his daily companion as he sets out for play adventures. Do not be surprised if he asks to go to school or sleep with this new found toy beside him.
30. Vanstarry Kids Binoculars
Wondering what outdoor gift you can give a five-year-old? Kid’s binoculars are a perfect gift. With these sturdy shockproof binoculars, the little man will enjoy his outdoor time. While they are a little pricey, these binoculars are among the most durable on the shelves today. Built with field view of 1000 yards, the boy will enjoy bird viewing or safari. This gadget will make his outdoor experience worthwhile as he watches anything he likes from far.
31. Portable Goal Post
Soccer is a popular sport all over the world. Most young boys are excited about soccer. That is why a portable goal post is an incredible gift for five years old. If he is excited about soccer, probably has a soccer ball, how about you take it a notch higher. A portable goal post will do exactly that. As soon it is set up at the yard he will be learning how to score a goal. This gift can be exciting for the whole family as well, as they watch their young one learn to score a goal. Isn’t that awesome?
32. Picture Books
Often, 5 years is the age most children start attending school. This would be the best age to instill a reading sense in them.
Most parents will often try to force their kids to read. However, you can easily get them to do so on their own by buying them some picture books.
Kids love looking at colorful pictures. This will get them interested in reading in a matter of minutes. You can even get some coloring books for them that allow them to use their creativity while learning their vocabulary at the same time.
33. Puddle Buster Coat
This is one the best gifts for 5-year-old boy. It is warm enough to be the perfect winter jacket and comes with a hood with elastic around its top making sure that it stays up when worn. You have the option of taking its matching trousers as well. Both the jacket and the trousers are made using recycled plastic bottles which means that you are doing your part for the planet too when you get it.
There are also gender-neutral designs so that the top-quality jacket can be passed between siblings. This is perhaps the loveliest gift option for 5-year-old boys who already have far too many toys.
34. Toyvelt Stem Learning Construction Toy Engineering Set
This is one of the most amazing toys sure to keep any 5-year-old boy entertained and challenge his thinking. The set includes wrenches and pieces with which your little boy is going to practice building various things like helicopters, robots, and trucks. The toy is designed to last for years, and as he develops, the set has more advanced options for him to figure out and build; so he really won’t get bored.
35. Play 22 Toy Truck
If your 6-year old boy is fascinated with cars, then the Play 22 toy truck is a perfect gift for them. The truck also doubles up as a transport truck for 6 mini fast cars that will definitely fascinate your little guy.
It also comes with various road cones and caution bars. With these, your kid can transform the house into a raceway and keep himself busy for a couple of hours.
There is a wide variety of gifts for your 5-year-old nephew, son or grandson. Hopefully, this list will help select the best gifts that will make him feel truly special.