When looking for gifts for 5 year old boys, it can be hard to know what will genuinely leave them standing speechless. Fear not, because this list will help you by providing a wide range of fun and cool gifts that will engage their mind as well as their hearts.
Turn their beloved iPad into a learning hub which will open their minds to a new way of learning. Osmo has three interactive games which will make learning fun, along with an animated friend who can bring drawings to life. They won’t even realize they’re supposed to be learning, it’ll all seem like a big game.
Most 5 year olds love dinosaurs, and this interactive T-Rex from Fisher Price will be one they’ll play with over and over again. They can fully control it using the handle on it’s back – push it forward and the dino will lunge. With an opening mouth, you wouldn’t want to get in its way!
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He’ll feel part of the action with this rescue headquarters playset. With a police station and a fire station right next to each other, everything is in one place when there’s an emergency. It even has a working microphone so your son can call on the rescue services whenever they’re needed.
With superhero movies on the rise, there’s more and more demand for child friendly playsets. This one from Fisher-Price is of the Batcave, the secret lair below Wayne Manor where Batman keeps all of his high tech gadgets. Your kid will love making the Caped Crusader go on super cool rescue missions around Gotham.
Let your kid go wild with his Hot Wheels cars on this crash test track. Launch the cars onto it by using one of three high speed boosters and see how much of an impact you can make without flying off the track. It also connects to other Hot Wheels sets to create even more fun.
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You’ll feel as though you’ve added a real live dog to your home with this adorable puppy. Rollie is here to fulfil all of your doggy needs (without picking up any poop!) He wags his tail when happy, licks just like a real dog, and his eyes close when he’s sleeping.
Getting children to eat new things can be a challenge, as they’re wary of anything which doesn’t look or even smell familiar. Give them some chips and dip in this Nachosaurus and they won’t want to eat anything else. Who knew that the dinosaurs were fans of Mexican food?
Let them express their creativity onto their bedding with this color-in pillowcase. It comes with 5 colored pens, which are all machine washable, so when they’ve finished coloring in this prehistoric scene, simply put it in with a laundry load and it’ll come out good as new.
We all know that toddlers seem to have endless reserves of energy, and thinking of new ways to burn that off isn’t easy. Put this Little Tikes trampoline in your backyard and watch them have hours of fun on it, without realizing that they’re making bedtime a whole lot easier for you.
Fingerlings were one of the most sought after gifts of Christmas 2017 and they haven’t died down in popularity yet. This one isn’t like the cutesy ones we know. The Untamed T-Rex has a wild side and a tame side; it’s up to you to decide which one you’d like him to be.
As parents, we try to keep as much as we can from our children’s childhood to show them when they’re older. But a lot of that stuff can get lost, which is why this personalized birthday book is great. Take them on an adventure for their birthday and they can read it for years to come.
Even Batman needs a little help to take down the bad guys, and that’s where his Batcopter comes in. He can see a lot better from up in the sky, enabling him to defeat the super villains which lurk in Gotham’s dark streets by grabbing them from the ground with the landing gear.
For some reason, kids love all things creepy crawly. Show them just how awesome small critters can be with this Roly Poly farm. You won’t need to do a thing as these bugs grow and harvest their own food. All you and your kids need to do is sit back and watch.
It’s not always practical to carry around a pen and paper with you everywhere you go, and this interactive board is a great alternative. It works just the same as traditional drawing methods, so your kids will feel familiar with it as soon as they get it.
With technology becoming so advanced, our children are wanting to be involved in smart technology too. An adult’s smartwatch isn’t a good idea, but what about this one from Vtech? It does most things a grown up one can do but in an age appropriate manner, making it suitable for kids.
These terrific toys blocks are a cut above the norm as they feature one of 26 letters of the alphabet on one face, but have illustrated terms from science on the other five. There’s also 2 bonus blocks showing decimals and powers of ten. Handcrafted in local basswood and printed with non-toxic inks.
Measure your child’s height with this personalized growth chart that has an array of creative constellations across a navy blue sky. The chart reaches up to 5 feet 2 inches and is made in Oregon with high quality inks so you know it’s a superior piece of room decoration.
Ever wondered what astronauts sleep in? Well it may just be this fantastic duvet that gives the impression that you are all kitted up for a journey to space. With the print stretching across the duvet to the pillowcase, there’s no escaping the moonwalk dreams that will come later that night.
Watch your little ones blast off to school like mini astronauts with this clever jet pack rucksack. There’s 2 nozzles with fabric fire strips that flap and flicker in the wind, meaning they’ll be racing to school stocked up with goods in the spacious interior and rear rocket pockets.
Let your child be a doctor with this clever interactive teddy bear patient. Using cutting edge technology to bring your child’s imagination to life, they’ll get an “augmented reality” when you load the Parker app onto your device. A modern gift for 5 year old boys.
These clever lighted blocks are compatible with construction block systems of the same size, but offer a brighter way of building things. There’s a battery or USB powered base that will light up the other bricks when connected to it, making them flash in 4 different ways.
When play time is looking a bit dull, get hold of these clever sound activated building blocks that also light up. There’s a rechargeable power base which will ignite the brightness in the blocks, but for more interactive building check out the lights changing as they react to sounds you make.
Check out the most fearsome beast in a bed. It’s not your child, but this clever printed duvet that puts them in the place of the awesome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Quality made in Portugal, you’ll turn every night into a wild, forgotten world adventure with this stylish and cool duvet.
Erwin holds a surprise inside and it’s literally his insides. This adorable character has six essential organs inside his zippered tummy which are all color coded and highlighted in the accompanying booklet. A great way for kids to explore the body they inhabit and to learn about the functions of the body.
Let them take a rocket to the stars in their dreams with this cool printed duvet depicting a spaceship to take them anywhere. With both a duvet and pillowcase in coordinated print, they’ll feel totally immersed in their space dream and have a cool bedspread to show their friends.
Let your child become a little builder with this working ride on crane that comes with a sturdy metal construction and a moving shovel. Two handed controls help children develop their manual dexterity and improve their hand to eye coordination whilst moving dirt and sand around. Some assembly is required.
Enhance their superhero playtime with one of these fantastic satin capes that will billow out behind them as they fight for justice. These are handmade in the USA and have Velcro fastenings and felt embellishments. A perfect superhero gift for 5 year old boys.
This kid’s freestyle BMX bike comes with a bell, a water bottle, training wheels and a quick release seat post making height adjustment really easy. It’s a durable build with a sturdy steel frame, a one piece crank, ball bearing drive shaft and a full chain guard – an ideal first bike.
Let their minds wander free all over the globe with this clever map. Your child will be introduced to wildlife from all seven continents as they place charming vinyl-free fabric decals onto the map using a residue-free adhesive which is also reusable. This means you can reuse and move around the decals given.
This dune buggy drives at 2.5 and 5 mph going forward or 2.5 mph in reverse. With its sturdy steel frame and flashy wheels and grille, your child will feel like they are handling a real buggy. There’s a monster traction system to cope with all surfaces as well as storage under the hood.
This STEM approved toy from Indiana lets your little engineer create their very own space rover which can be controlled by any Bluetooth device sporting the free downloadable app. The rover can then be customized by adding bricks of their own that suit the block style given.
For those kids that just love to play with toy cars, this incredible play mat will delight and surprise. The super durable foam mat has a finished border and measures over 5 x 3.5 feet as well as being non-toxic and wipe clean. There are also 2 Hot Wheels die cast vehicles included.
When the gang wants a soccer kick about then this pop up goal will come in handy. Measuring 4 x 3 feet, this goal has a durable construction that sets up or packs down easily and comes in a handy transportable carry bag. Peg hooks are included for securing the goal to the ground.
These fun planes will be a blast over the summer. Your child simply runs, jumps and then stomps to launch the plane high into the air. There’s 3 different gliders that will perform different amazing stunts when launched from the sturdy adjustable launch stand. 100% kid powered and no batteries!
This cool LEGO juniors set features an easy to build fire rescue adventure including male and female firefighters and a sturdy carry case. Comprising a fire truck, house and motorcycle, there’s 110 pieces to assemble together before play time begins. A great gift that balances younger children’s needs with those of older kids.
Kids love dinosaurs, and this pack of 12 x 7 inch creatures will inspire their game play and interest in the natural world. There’s a history book with each prextex dinosaur so that every creature has its own story. This is a perfect pack for party favors or for a dinosaur themed party.
In the hot summer sun kids will love a waterslide to have fun on and to be able to cool down with. This one has an easy set up with 1 step connect and go and a self filling bumper. There’s also a splash pool for hydroplaning and a 15 feet slide area.
Now your child can walk with the dinosaurs with this battery operated mobile dinosaur which comes with awesome creature noises. It’s totally robust being made form sturdy non-toxic recyclable plastic and this dinosaur comes with a packing case and a free sun cling bracelet. A Jurassic gift for 5 year old boys.
These shocking fake claws are from a Velociraptor Blue and are great for swiping or grabbing when recreating the big move scenes. With a securing elastic band inside, the claws can be matched up with the chomp and roar mask to give a complete dinosaur feel.
Your child will love this color-in duvet that can be washed and rinsed out allowing the printed map to be used again. Fully washable colored fabric markers are supplied for kids to trace their way across the world, filling in the color they feel most appropriate for their travel.
This cape comes snappy and up to date, but with the option to personalize by adding your favorite letter to be placed on the back. All capes come with a Velcro fastening to keep the cape on your back and all capes have the personal letter sewn on.
This fun t-shirt is right ‘in the face’ of onlookers and a snappy endorsement of the owner. Made from 100% cotton, the t-shirt is machine washable at 40 degrees and sports an original design from Edward Sinclair and is designed and hand printed to order.
This large collection of realistic dinosaurs and dino babies are realistically detailed and are more than just great toys for kids. They help develop their cognitive and motor skills and can be used to enhance their STEM skills, being robust enough to be handled for hours on end.
Watch their eyes light up at this large Hot Wheels playset which is over 3 feet tall and can store over 140 cars. There’s a continuous elevator that transports up to 23 cars at a time as well as tracks that offer side by side racing. Terrific car based fun for everyone.
Get them ready to paint their own dinosaurs with this great set of solid resin figures and 6 paint pots and brush. Ideal for a party favor or for running a party, this is an all inclusive set, not requiring any other crafts from outside. Give a roar and get paintbrushes at the ready.
When you want to impress your young one then this magnificent automobile will have him prouder than dad with his car. Achieving 2.5 mph and 5 mph, this toy car has working LED headlights and engine sounds for a realistic feel, 8-12 hour charging time, and allows a maximum of 2 riders.
This Hot Wheels Dragon blaster set is multi-level and large scale with a moveable launcher and a pop up dragon. Kids will find plenty of stories to create around the mythical beast attacking the multitude of cars. There’s a Hot Wheels car included to get you started right away.
Pokémon is a craze that has bombarded schools and playgrounds, and with this set you can get in on the action too. With this random pack, you will get a variety of regular and energy cards from different series, making this a great gift for 5 year old boys who like to keep a ‘poker-mon’ face.
This playhouse with a difference is based around outer space and can be unfolded and put into play in a matter of minutes. There’s aliens to negotiate with and wearable space gear which all adds to the fun. Water resistant and customizable, this set is perfect for inspiring young kids.
For younger children the ability to have simple blocks in their hands and then to be allowed to create with them is always a winner. There’s 80 building blocks in this set which are compatible with all Mega Blocks sets allowing for large expansion. Portable in the PVC bag provided.
This John Deere bike will be a welcome gift for any child, but especially a 5 year old facing his first bike. This officially licensed product is suitable for 3 years and above and comes with a carry rack and adjustable training wheels to get you on the road straight away and ready to learn.
This toy castle is made up of 80% recycled materials, is 100% recyclable itself, and is large enough to accommodate any small child. The castle is designed to be easy to put up and then fold away and is also water resistant and customizable with markers.
This work bench is a great gift for hands-on boys (or girls) as it gives them a degree of freedom in becoming creative. It’s handmade from birch or maple plywood, comes made to order, and can store lots of their handcraft tools, teaching them to work an orderly workspace.
This birthday book is an ideal gift on the big day and includes a story based around the child’s name which rhymes and flows. Even the illustrations are based on the individualized story created from the child’s name. An unusual and surprising gift that they will just love.
This remote control car has head lights that turn on as the car accelerates. There’s music and real life engine sounds as well as the controller having 2 buttons, one for forward and one for reverse. This is a heavy duty design with no sharp edges that is built to last ‘learner’ driving.
When you need a bike helmet that doesn’t take up a lot of space, this is the one for you. Collapsing to less than 50% of its volume, this helmet still passes the stringest safety inspections and also has an integrated microchip that stores emergency info.
This delightful custom piece of art will bring our solar system to life as it displays our sun and then our planets right up to the newly discovered dwarf planet Eris. The artwork is personalized with your child’s name and astrological constellation, and is printed with high quality inks on museum grade canvas.
This Jurassic based playset brings 142 pieces of dinosaur fun with toys, tracks and accessories. There’s army green tracks, 2 dinosaurs, 4 trees, 2 slopes and a hanging bridge which all come together to set their imaginations alight, making this a great gift for 5 year old boys.
This clever Spiderman toy based on the Avengers Infinity War shows Iron Spider and stands 3 ¾ inches tall. A toy of the year award and People’s Choice award winner from Funko, it will delight any kids and look smart and stylish in their bedroom.
This sweet t-shirt is perfect as a birthday gift and is made of 100% cotton. With a cool looking heat transfer vinyl, it is tested safe to wear with the vinyl being commercial grade CPISA certified, and each design is printed by hand. A perfect way to remember your birthday.
For lovers of baseball this automatic pitching machine will be an absolute delight. The machine has a height adjustment so pitches are suitable for any age and the balls come at a rate of 1 every 10 seconds. The set also includes 6 white AERO-Strike plastic baseballs.
This Hot Wheels playset has 10 feet of track but compacts into this small box making it portable. There are countless versions of tracks to create as well as crazy loops to build and the set comes with its own launcher and Hot Wheels vehicle. The set is compatible with other Hot Wheels sets.
Everyone loves to watch their kids grow up and check off their height to see the increase along the way. This fun growth chart is designed for the whole family to enjoy and is personalized with your family name and allows for growth from 2 to 6 feet.
This fire truck set comes with a DIY track to assemble which will aid young kids’ development. When passing though smart point zones, the fire truck stops and sounds music. It is battery powered with 2xAAA batteries and comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.
If you are having trouble getting your kids to go to sleep at night then why not try a superhero. This doll comes with its own story relating to bedtime and can also be programmed to shine a red light to signal sleep time and a green one to alert the child to morning.
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For lovers of toy cars, this blog will show you how to construct your own loops and track without a visit to the toy store. With handy photographs and a video entry as well, this blog takes you through step by step how to make a custom track of your own.
Superheroes are all the rage these days and kids love to dress up as their favorite or even custom hero. This blog will show you how to transform a simple t-shirt into a cape with which they can pretend to be the hero in action against the evil enemy.
Imagine the delight of a child seeing a real dinosaur egg hatch. Well now this blog will get you as close to the real thing as you can with its clever way to construct eggs around toy dinosaurs. A cheeky treat that is sure to stir any child’s curiosity.
This would make a perfect gift for any comic book fan, whether they’re young or old. Make them their very own comic inspired piece of art for their room, using their favorite superheroes as the background. It’s super easy to make but it looks amazing once it’s on display.
If you’re a parent of a LEGO loving boy, you’ll know how painful it is to step on a rogue brick in the middle of the night. Instead of throwing them out (like you sometimes want to), why not make your children a DIY LEGO table? That way, they’ll always have somewhere to store those pesky bricks.
Pillow beds are perfect for sleepovers at Granny’s house or just for lounging on, watching TV or reading books. Take a look at this tutorial and make one for your kids, as cheaply and easily as humanly possible. They’ll probably never want to sleep in their regular bed again.
Don’t succumb to the plastic toy aisle, have a go at making toys for your kids instead. They don’t cost as much and they look way better than the products you can buy at the store. Take this bow and arrow; you won’t find a readymade one anywhere which looks as good.
Teaching kids how to tell the time is a task which all parents need to do, although it isn’t an easy one. Make it fun with this DIY LEGO Star Wars clock. The minifigures are all interchangeable so he can switch them up, depending on who is his favorite character that day.
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