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47 Best Toys and Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys That He’ll Actually Use

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.

Electric Ride On Bumper Car

Electric Ride On Bumper Car

The Kidzone bumper car makes a brilliant gift for 5 year old boys who like their toys to be unique. With 10 bright colors to choose from, this ride-on is just like the cars at the fairground, and will spin and bump with flashing lights, at a safe 0.75 MPH.

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Hot Wheels Super 6-lane Raceway

Hot Wheels Super 6-lane Raceway

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.

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Brackitz Pulley Set

Brackitz Pulley Set

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.

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World T-Rex Dinosaur

Fisher-Price Imaginext Jurassic World T-Rex Dinosaur

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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Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

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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Moon In My Room

Moon In My Room

Totally enchanting, this Moon in My Room wall light will make an excellent gift for 5 year olds boys who are fascinated by space. Operated by remote control, this lamp can be set to go through the moon’s phases sequentially or move through the phases slowly, just like the real thing.

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Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction Set

Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction Set

The possibilities are endless with the Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run. Made from birch and rubber wood so it will withstand many playing hours, this award winning STEM marble run can be built to the designs in the instructions, or freestyled to create a totally new configuration.

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GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

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.

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship

Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship

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.

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I Need a New Butt Book

I Need a New Butt Book

Boys love toilet humor, and this book will have him (and parents, too) in absolute stitches! ‘I Need a New Butt’ is the hilarious tale of the little boy who noticed that his butt has a crack, and sets out to find himself a new one.

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Matching Letter Game

Matching Letter Game

He’ll be winning a spelling bee in no time when he has this Matching Letter Game to practice with. Supplied with 30 picture cards to represent 60 words, the set also includes 8 letter cubes so he can match the letters to the cards in the handy enclosed tray.

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IMy First Magic Set

IMy First Magic Set

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.

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Power Wheels Dune Racer

Power Wheels Dune Racer

No terrain is too hard for this Power Wheels Dune Racer. Big enough for two riders, this super cool off-road vehicle can be driven forwards at 2.5MPH and 5MPH, and in reverse at 2.5MPH. Tough enough for wet and rough terrain, this sturdy ride comes with a 12-volt rechargeable battery.

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Imaginext Transforming Batmobile

Imaginext Transforming Batmobile

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.

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Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper

This pogo jumper is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and because it’s made from foam it won’t mark the floors. A great way to get him active, this jumper will produce a fun squeaky noise with every bounce, and it comes in a variety of colors and designs.

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Osmo Creative Kit for iPad

Osmo Creative Kit for iPad

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.

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Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. My First Telescope

A fabulous gift for 5 year old boys with their eyes on the skies, the My First Telescope by Educational Insights will let him see faraway objects at close range. Fitted with 10x magnification, this child-friendly telescope sports extra-large eyepieces that are perfect for kids, and a tripod for steady viewing.

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VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

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.

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Crazy Forts

Crazy Forts

Forts are the ultimate indoor adventure, but balancing blankets on the backs of chairs doesn’t always cut it. This set comes with 44 sticks and 25 balls which fit together to form frames that will hold bedsheets perfectly, and can be arranged in an endless variety of shapes.

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GlowCity Light Up LED Soccer Ball

GlowCity Light Up LED Soccer Ball

This official size and weight soccer ball makes playing after dark easy. Fitted with two Hi Bright LED lights, this Glow City ball illuminates on impact with a glow that can be seen several hundred feet away, and switches off again after 30 seconds of no motion.

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Roly Poly Farm by Pocket Pets

Roly Poly Farm by Pocket Pets

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.

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Diy Easy Lego Table

Diy Easy Lego Table

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.

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Franklin MLB Pitching Machine

Franklin MLB Pitching Machine

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.

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Ride On Sand Digger

Ride On Sand Digger

Don’t be fooled by the simple frame of this working sand digger, because this thing really works. The comfy dual handle makes digging and shifting sand easy, while the all-terrain wheels mean it can be used on even the toughest of beaches. And when winter hits, it can dig up snow, too.

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TINKERTOY Super Building Set

TINKERTOY Super Building Set

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.

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Costzon Go Kart Ride on Car

Costzon Go Kart Ride on Car

If you’d rather he used pedal power than battery power, this Go-kart will give him plenty of exercise. Sturdily built, this lightweight but robust kart is controlled entirely by him, and needs no charging or other hi-tech maintenance. And with three seat positions, it will fit any 5 year old.

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National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything

‘Why’ just might be the most overused word in the English language. Give inquisitive minds the means to find out for themselves with this sensational book from National Geographic. With 1,111 answers to perplexing questions, they’ll soon be able to learn for themselves with just the turn of a page.

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John Deere Ground Force Electric Ride-on Tractor with Trailer

John Deere Ground Force Electric Ride-on Tractor with Trailer

Ideal if he has a big yard, this John Deere tractor will make ‘farming’ easy. Offering 2 ¼ MPH and 4 ½ MPH speeds and a 2 ½ MPH reverse, this self-drive tractor will tackle almost any terrain, and comes with a working FM stereo so he can singalong while he works.

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PLAYMOBIL Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set

PLAYMOBIL Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set

Put his imagination to work with Playmobil’s Hidden Temple Building Set. The set comes with a secret map which can be pored over at the temple research base, before venturing out onto Dino Island. But he’ll have to beware, as the mighty T-Rex is never far away. UV flashlight included.

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Botley the Coding Robot

Botley the Coding Robot

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.

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Loog Mini Acoustic Guitar

Loog Mini Acoustic Guitar

If he wants to learn an instrument but standard ones are too big, give him this mini acoustic guitar. Made from real wood, this child-sized guitar has three classical nylon strings instead of six to make the basics easier, and comes with chord diagram flash cards to help him understand.

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Shifu Plugo Count

Shifu Plugo Count

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.

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VTech KidiZoom Camera

VTech KidiZoom Camera

Get him interested in photography early with the KidiZoom Camera Pix from V-Tech. Automatically detecting and taking selfies, the camera also features four built-in games, a voice recorder, video recorder, and templates to create collages. There are even static and animated photo effects to add to the fun.

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LINCOLN LOGS

LINCOLN LOGS

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.

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Dino Egg Dig Kit

Dino Egg Dig Kit

This excavation kit will keep him engrossed for hours as he will have to dig his way through the water-soaked eggs before unearthing the hidden dinosaurs. With 12 eggs included, this set will give him a dozen amazing dinos to add to his existing collection, or start a new one.

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Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

The Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet is a must-have gift for 5 year old boys who love to draw. Supplied with 6 mini washable gel markers, the board can be drawn on and, with a flick of a switch, will light up the design with an optional flashing mode.

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My Partner Pikachu

My Partner Pikachu

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.

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HABA Dragon's Breath Game

HABA Dragon's Breath Game

The award-winning ‘Dragon’s Breath’ is a game for 2-4 players in which a dragon breathes fire onto the ice column to release the gems inside. With each round releasing more gems, each player collects their own color rocks, and whoever has the most at the end of the game, wins.

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Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

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!

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Light-up Terrarium Kit

Light-up Terrarium Kit

This light-up terrarium will make a cute gift for any child’s bedroom, especially as they get to watch it grow. Supplied with soil, sand, seeds and river rocks, this set also includes a bunny and mushroom figurine and an LED-fitted lid that will light up so he can watch his plants grow.

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MindWare Q-BA-MAZE Marble Run

MindWare Q-BA-MAZE Marble Run

Not only is the Q-Ba-Maze fun, but it also introduces physics into his daily learning. There are 36 colorful cubes in this set which can be used to create marble runs of any shape, size, or configuration. It’s anyone’s guess which way the 14 included marbles will drop, though!

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My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

If he likes random information he will be enthralled with ‘My Encyclopaedia of Very Important Things’. Absolutely jam packed with facts and figures about people, animals, planets, and the world in general, this book will make him a walking font of interesting knowledge.

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Really RAD Robots Turbo Bot

Really RAD Robots Turbo Bot

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!

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Ride On Truck

Ride On Truck

He will be the envy of the neighborhood when he’s cruising the block in this stunning ride-on truck. Self-driven or operated by remote control, this one-rider vehicle boasts 3 speed options, an adjustable seatbelt, super bright LED lights, and a built-in AUX outlet so he can play his own tunes.

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We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

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.

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Little Tikes Inflatable Jump 'n Slide Bounce House

Little Tikes Inflatable Jump 'n Slide Bounce House

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.

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MAD MATTR Super Pack

MAD MATTR Super Pack

Mad Mattr is the incredible modelling clay that’s somewhere between play dough and kinetic sand. Easy to clean up and amazingly smooth to the touch, Mad Mattr comes with molds to make bricks that can actually be used to build projects with. It never dries out, either!

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