When looking for toys and 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
He’ll need to learn how to train his dragon when he gets Toothless, the baby Night Fury who comes in a ready to hatch egg, just waiting to be taught how to fly.
Little fans of Baby Shark will adore wearing this new Fingerling, which features a motion detector to activate the now-famous song, and a mood light fin so you know how he’s feeling.
Now THIS is what you call cool! A huggable Superman plushie toy which also transforms into a soft and comfy hoodie, complete with Spidey’s iconic colors and special insignia. Awesome.
With a brand new project every month, the Kiwi Crate comes filled with everything he will need to create an incredible new item which incorporates engineering, art, and even science.
Gifts for 5 year old boys don’t come much more exciting than a magic set, which will enable him to learn 25 mind-blowing tricks with which to entertain his friends and family.
With 6 lanes, 6 cars, and over 8 feet of track, this fantabulous Hot Wheels Super 6 Raceway comes with lights, sounds, and even a tannoy announcement as the winner crosses the finishing line.
A funny book for pre-schoolers and those going to kindergarten, We Don’t Eat Our Classmates teaches kids the importance of boundaries in a fun and sensitive way.
The earlier they start learning about computers the better, and this set from Thames & Kosmos will take them through lessons on coding and model building without the need for a screen.
With a dry erase board on one side, and a chalkboard on the other, this easel is the perfect gift for 5 year old boys to practice their artistic skills on.
Augmented Reality brings things to life, and a monthly subscription to MEL Kids will allow them to explore the world of science as they’ve never seen it before.
With 140 pieces included in this set, arty kids will be able to explore the different effects they get from pencils, crayons, and markers which are all kept together in a smart carry case.
Always a favorite, UNO is the card game the whole family can enjoy, and now it comes in a sturdy official Amazon Exclusive tin, which means the game can be carried anywhere.
Give 5 year old boys a head start on their STEM skills with the Brackitz Pulley set which lets them build awesome feats of engineering, such as a drawbridge, or Archimedes crane.
Kids of all ages will adore the adventures of Runny Babbit in this New York Times bestselling collection of poems and drawings, which introduce readers to nonsense verses and higgledy-piggledy language.
If you travel with your kids, you’ll know that they love to carry their own luggage. This durable case comes with an ejectable phone charger, hidden laundry bag, and 360 degree spinning wheels.
This fun and interactive game uses a tablet to ‘read’ both the pizza they have made and the change they have given, providing essential math learning in an easy, relaxed way.
Dragamonz are the collectibles all the kids want, and this 6 pack comes with 4 in-egg and 2 out of egg figures, along with special collector’s cards for every dragon.
Staying dry for 50% longer than original DownTek, this down jacket is incredibly lightweight while being amazingly efficient at holding the heat, and is made from eco-friendly recycled ripstop nylon.
Let him take his imagination into the great outdoors by giving him this LEGO City people pack, which includes more than 14 minifigures, as well as a tent, dinghy, and incredible mountain wall.
If he already has an Osmo base, he will really enjoy this search and find mystery game which will take him on adventures around the world as he searches for famous landmarks.
Perfect for 5 years olds with sassitude, this tee comes in a range of color options, but all have the slogan ‘Five and Killin it!’ across the front in contrasting text.
Uniquely different, this illustrated book is all about Square, and his best friend Circle, which encourages readers to see the world through completely different eyes.
Keep them entertained on long journeys with Jooki, the player which links to Spotify and allows them to listen to parent-approved music and stories by sitting one of the included characters on the top.
There’s no job too big or too small for this Matchbox Garbage Truck, which is on a mission to clean up the streets with its realistic sounds, and hand-activated dumping, rolling, and loading.
He’ll get plenty of wear out of the iconic Levi denim jacket, only this one is special – it comes personalized with his name emblazoned across the back in large, colorful letters.
With so many elves taking up residence on humans’ shelves, their pets are getting lonely. These adorable Saint Bernard pups are looking for new homes with a child just like yours.
T-Rex isn’t happy, and he’s guarding Dino Island fiercely. Help your little adventurer discover the hidden temple and take on the dangerous dinosaur with the help of this Playmobil building set.
Runners need to be comfy, especially if he’s in them all day. These Smallbirds shoes are lightweight and made from Merino wool with recycled laces and a padded insole and lightweight sole.
Durable enough to accommodate 3 kids at once, this inflatable jump ‘n slide is the ideal way for 5 year olds to bounce off that excess energy in the company of friends.
There’s no end to the things this building set can create, as every single brick is made to attach to the next, for making everything from simple flat artwork to intricate modern builds.
Up to 4 players can join in the race to be the first to stack all their wooden animals upon the long-suffering alligator, before the whole lot comes tumbling down.
100% breathable but warm and snug, these boots are made for splashing in mud, puddles, and even deep snow, and are easy to pull on thanks to the handles at the top.
Using Augmented Reality for an interactive experience, this game uses stories and puzzles to guide kids through the series of math challenges and is compatible with iOS and Samsung devices.
The Batmobile is the coolest vehicle in Gotham City, especially when it transforms into a raised battle vehicle with realistic lights and sounds, using the handheld remote control included.
Classic and cute, this wooden train table set from Little Tikes will give hours of pleasure as they build their own little town, before packing it away safely in the integrated drawer underneath.
They’ll have the best dressed feet in school with Bombas, the ethical company which donates one pair of socks to those less fortunate for every super-cool pair bought by you.
Instil a new Christmas tradition in your house with this adorable book which tells the tale of Santa’s tradition of reading a cozy story with his reindeer before they deliver the gifts.
It’s Buzz Lightyear as you’ve never seen him before! Spaceship, launchpad, and playset in one, this impressive Buzz robot also comes with a Buzz and alien minifigure and 3 projectiles.
Let little mechanics loose on their very own customizable race car with this set which includes a fully equipped toolkit, screws, tires and rims, exhausts, spoilers, engine, and so much more.
These beautifully illustrated books are presented in a sweet boxset and gently explore themes such as fear, friendship, and embracing the differences which make all of us unique.
Thrills and spills are all part of the attraction with this impressive Hot Wheels Colossal Crash Track set, which includes 2 race cars and over 5 feet of track.
Fans of the famous pop song will adore this plush Baby Shark hand puppet which sings the song you all know and love, and can be slowed down or speeded up with their hand.
They can have their name – or anything else – in lights with the Lite-Bright Classic, which uses colored pegs to create a picture which is then lit up by the LED bulbs inside.
This monthly subscription service will provide your child with science experiments which he can carry out at home, and, if you choose the premium service, he’ll get the accompanying books, too.
He’ll have a friend for life with Pikachu as this little guy can light up, move, and ‘bond’ with your 5 year old boy through lots and lots of training.
Car mad 5 year olds will have hours of fun with this magnetic car loader from Melissa and Doug, which comes with four magnetic cars and a working arm for loading.
This Educational Insights talking microscope features the voice of Bindi Irwin as she guides young scientists through the 60 color images which they can look at through the dual viewfinder.
Learning to code doesn’t have to involve a screen – just take a look at Botley, the coding robot who can follow your child’s commands, follow paths, and avoid obstacles.
Cold feet can spoil winter play times, so make sure their fun goes on with these adorable slip-on boots which are lined with fuzzy faux shearling for toasty tootsies.
Wannabe students of Transformers Rescue Bots Academy will be able to join in the fun with this set of four transforming 2-in-1 figures from the popular TV show.
If you have kids then you’ll be familiar with Ryan’s World. This series 3 giant egg contains a multitude of surprises, including a build-your-own-Ryan figure, tattoos, and one of 7 new cars.
Turbo Bot is one of the coolest RC toys ever, as it speeds towards its target, follows voice commands, and can even record other people on a secret spy mission!
This is Play-Doh as you’ve never seen it before! Much more than just a squishy doh, this set of six crackles, molds, oozes, and even takes on the texture of a cloud!
With so many cool features, pirates will be shivering their timbers with glee at this awesome shark ship, which opens to gobble up enemies, fires cannons, and even has a secret hidden treasure.
Connect DanceBot to his Bluetooth device, and this cheery little speaker will dance along to whatever song he hears. He can even record and deliver voice messages for every special occasion.
Adorable and functional kids boots with that classic Hunter look and timeless quality.
The most fun way to learn basic math, this Learning Resources electronic cash register features a solar powered calculator, LCD screen, and pretend bills, coins, and credit card for realistic play.
Just as much fun as a big trampoline, this mini one includes a sewn-in safety enclosure, padded handle bar, and themed jumping spots on the bounce mat for even more entertainment.
An exciting gift for 5 year old boys who love the movie Aquaman, this DC playset comes with a resident sea monster, Atlantis Aurora lights, and his very own Aquaman action figure.
These are the most comfortable kids loafers! And so easy to put on.
Let their imagination lead them as they design and build weird and wonderful buildings, vehicles, and even animals with the 200 snap-together rods and connectors included in the set.
It’s a beautiful sight to see Thomas and Friends trundling off the super cruiser which transforms into a track set for continued Thomas adventures. Thomas, Nia, and Percy are all included.
If he prefers building houses out of timber instead of bricks, treat him to this Lincoln Logs building set which contains 111 maple wood pieces for the ultimate log cabin construction.
Jurassic World introduced Blue to the audience, and if your 5 year old fell in love with the little velociraptor, he will adore this animated dino with movie inspired sounds and realistic movements.
Designed for childhood, these slippers come in a classic or summer design and even have a collapsible back which means they can slide their feet in and go without breaking the backs.
Utterly genius in design, these plush cuddly animals transform into super cool hoodies, with the ears of the creatures featuring on the top of the hood. Also available as adorable t-shirts, too.
Your child will love having thier own personalized chair with their name on it. Just don’t let it get to their head 🙂
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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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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