53 Best Toys and Gifts for 5-Year-Old Boys

We’ve found all the best toys and gifts, big and small, for 5-year-old boys. No matter what the occasion, you’re sure to find the perfect gift in our gift guide! Keep reading to see all the hottest toys for 5-year-old boys this year!

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Top Toy and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old BoysStomp Rocket Stunt PlanesMelissa & Doug Smarty Pants CardsHover Soccer Ball SetClassic Connect 4, Sorry, & TroubleGeoSafari Jr. Talking MicroscopeSelieve Walkie TalkiesMy Encyclopedia of Very Important ThingsOutdoor Explorer & Bug Catcher KitSpider-Man Action Figure ToyLight-up Terrarium KitDinosaur World Race TracksAwesome Jokes That Every 5 Year Old Should Know!Play-Doh Wheels Gravel Yard Nerf N-Strike FalconFireLearn to Draw Animals! Take Apart Racing CarKingsDragon Splash PadDino Egg Dig KitElephant & Piggie: The Complete CollectionThreeking RC Stunt CarPunching Bag SetMelissa & Doug Magic In A Snap! Electronic Shooting Target for Nerf GunsDIY Slime KitLEGO Classic Creative SuitcaseHot Wheels Gator Car WashRocket Ship PlayhouseSyma RC HelicopterMax Liquidator Water Blaster Set100-Piece Picasso TilesRazor A2 Kick ScooterRazor V-17 HelmetUNO Card GameWorld Map and Solar System PuzzlesMarble Genius Marble RunPiano Keyboard with MicrophoneRoyalBaby BMX BicycleStar Wars Action Figure PackKindergarten, Here I Come!Kinetic Sand: Sandisfying SetLEGO Jurassic World Raptor RescueGoBroBrand Bow and Arrow Set Crayola Inspiration Art CaseKaraoke Bluetooth MicrophoneSTEM Fort Building KitHABA Animal Upon AnimalThe Incredibles 2 Action FiguresOutfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit GameHot Wheels Criss Cross Crash TrackFisher-Price Wayne Manor BatcaveCrayola Ultimate Light BoardFingerlings Untamed RaptorThe Young Scientists Explosions KitHow We Selected Gifts for 5-Year-Old BoysEncourages Outdoor PlayEducational Toys that Promote School ReadinessSTEM Related GiftsEncourages Creativity and the ArtsBeginner Board GamesGifts for Similar AgesFAQs - Gifts for 5-Year-Old BoysWhat are the best outdoor toys for a 5-year-old boy?What is the best big gift for a 5-year-old boy?What is the best STEM toy for a 5-year-old?What is the best book to give a 5-year-old?What is a good educational gift for a 5-year-old?What is the best artistic gift for a 5-year-old boy?

Top Toy and Gift Ideas for 5-Year-Old Boys

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Stomp Rocket Stunt Plane Launcher Toy for Kids - 3 Foam Airplane Toy Soars Over 100 Feet - Unique Tricks & Adjustable Plane Rocket Launcher Stand - Fun Outdoor Toys & Gift for Boys or Girls

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes are a unique and exciting gift that any 5-year-old boy will appreciate. To play, all you do is stomp on the launcher and watch them fly. These amazing planes do all kinds of tricks, including gliding, turning, and making giant loops. The planes can go high, low, and in between, and 5-year-olds will love watching them soar.

These rockets make a great STEM gift for youngsters. They can learn about the dynamics of flight as they adjust the launchers to change the rockets’ trajectory. Blast off to fun with this simple yet exciting gift!

Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Cards

Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set - 120 Educational, Brain-Building Questions, Puzzles, and Games

Whether he’s already in Kindergarten or will start soon, the Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Cards is a fun, challenging activity. Full of age-appropriate brain teasers, puzzles, mazes, and more, this activity card set will keep him guessing. Your 5-year-old will enjoy working his way through the 120 challenging cards in this fun and silly set.

The cards include answers on the back, so he can check his work. When he’s finished, he may enjoy challenging someone else in the family to complete the same questions. Look out – some are tricky! Parents can feel good about these activities that challenge his thinking and encourage problem-solving. This set is a must-have for the 5-year-old smarty pants in your life.

Hover Soccer Ball Set

Hover Soccer Ball Kids Toy - Rechargeable 2 Goals and Inflatable Ball,Indoor Floating Soccer with LED Light and Safe Bumper,Gifts for Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Years Old Boys Girls(No AA Batteries Needed)

If your 5-year-old hasn’t tried Hover Soccer yet, he’s in for a treat! The Hover Soccer Ball Set by CUKU is an exciting version of soccer that can be played indoors or outdoors. The hover ball itself glides quietly around the floor and is surrounded by a foam bumper to protect furniture, walls, and floors – no scratches! Set up the 2 goals anywhere in the house for an impromptu game of soccer!

This set also includes an inflatable soccer ball, if he wants to play indoor soccer with a more traditional-looking ball. No matter which ball he uses, he is sure to have a blast with this exciting game. Whether he already plays soccer or he’s just learning the sport, the Hover Soccer Set is an amazing gift for an athletic 5-year-old.

Classic Connect 4, Sorry, & Trouble

Classic Connect 4, Classic Sorry!, & Classic Trouble [Exclusively Bundled by Brishan]

This board game bundle features 3 games that never go out of style – Classic Connect 4, Sorry!, & Trouble. These games are perfect for 5-year-olds, with simple instructions and easy-to-follow rules. And they are also classics for a reason – they’re fun no matter how many times you play them!

Your 5-year-old will enjoy learning the rules of these games and playing them with friends and family. Any of these make great choices for a rainy day or a Family Game Night, and they are a good stepping stone to more complicated games as he gets older. Sit back, relax, and have fun with your 5-year-old and a great board game!

GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope Featuring Bindi Irwin: Microscope for Kids, STEM & Science Toy, Interactive Learning, Ages 3+

The GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope is the perfect gift for a 5-year-old who loves science. It comes with 60 color cards featuring detailed photographs of insects, plants, and other things found in nature. The most exciting part of this microscope? It talks!

Your 5-year-old can choose to listen to it in either Fact Mode, where it will teach him all about what he is viewing, or Quiz Mode, to test his knowledge. The talking microscope even features wildlife expert Bindi Irwin. Besides just looking at the amazing pictures up close, he will love learning intriguing facts about the creatures and objects on these slides. Pretty soon, you may just find he is a wildlife expert himself!

Selieve Walkie Talkies

Selieve Toys for 3-12 Year Old Boys Girls, Easter Basket Stuffers, Walkie Talkies for Kids 22 Channels 2 Way Radio Toy with Backlit LCD Flashlight, 3 Miles Range for Outside, Camping, Hiking

The Selieve Walkie Talkies are the perfect toys to get your 5-year-old playing and having fun outside with friends! These small walkie-talkies feature clear sound and easy volume control and are perfect for young children to use. Simply push the Talk button to start. Whether he’s playing hide and seek, building a fort, or having any number of 5-year-old adventures, these are great accessories.

If you have a family vacation or hiking trip coming up, your 5-year-old will be thrilled to bring along these awesome walkie-talkies for communication in the wilderness. He will feel like a real explorer with this handy gift. Copy that. Over and out!

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things: For Little Learners Who Want to Know Everything (My Very Important Encyclopedias)

For the ever-curious 5-year-old boy in your life, we suggest My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things. This exciting nonfiction book for kids answers all kinds of questions about humans, animals, nature, and much, much more. He will enjoy learning countless facts about the world around him and sharing his learning with others.

Whether he’s reading himself or needs a family member to read aloud to him, we know he will enjoy the material. Now when he asks questions beginning with “Why…” you can look up the answers together in his book. This is an exciting, engaging nonfiction volume for a curious 5-year-old!

Outdoor Explorer & Bug Catcher Kit

ESSENSON Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit with Binoculars, Compass, Magnifying Glass, Critter Case and Butterfly Net Great Toys Kids Gift for Boys & Girls Age 3-12 Year Old Camping Hiking

For the 5-year-old junior outdoorsman on your list, the Outdoor Explorer & Bug Catcher Kit has just about everything he could need to explore the great outdoors. Included in this kit are survival basics like binoculars,  a compass, and a flashlight. The kit also includes everything he needs to catch and examine insects, including a butterfly net, critter case to hold his catches, a magnifying glass, and tweezers.  A hat to keep the sun out of his eyes and a backpack to hold all these tools also come with the set.

Get him away from Netflix and YouTube and into the wonderful world of outdoor adventure. He will be so thrilled to catch insects and critters in his own backyard and examine them with his special tools. The Insect Guide that comes with the kit will help him learn as he plays. Whether he is going camping, hiking, or just exploring outside his home, this kit will make the adventure so much more educational and fun. Happy trails!

Spider-Man Action Figure Toy

Spider-Man Marvel Titan Hero Series Blast Gear Action Figure Toy with Blaster, 2 Projectiles and 3 Armor Accessories, for Kids Ages 4 and Up

If he’s a fan of the Marvel Universe, you can’t go wrong with a Spider-Man Action Figure. Check out this Spider-Man Action Figure Toy. The simple Spider-Man figure is made even more special with the cool Blast Gear accessories that are included – a special Blast Gear armor mask and shield, and a blaster that even shoots real projectiles!

The blaster connects to the Spider-Man figure and with the push of a button, he is ready to launch projectile blasts. Standing 12″ tall, this figurine is small enough to be portable and fit easily in a backpack, yet big enough to be a threat to his enemies. Your 5-year-old will love the details in this kit that bring Spider-Man to life as he goes after the bad guys!

Light-up Terrarium Kit

Light-Up Terrarium Kit for Kids (Old Version)

If you’re hoping to buy a gift that is educational and fun, the Light-up Terrarium Kit is an excellent choice. Teach your 5-year-old about plant life with this sweet little terrarium. The plants grow with the help of an LED light, which can also serve as a nightlight for his bedroom. The kit comes with everything he needs to set up the terrarium along with a step-by-step instruction booklet.

He will have a blast planting the chia seeds and watching them grow. It comes with adorable bunny and mushroom figures and even stickers to decorate. After the fun of setting up the terrarium passes, he gets to watch his little plants grow day by day. An intriguing lesson on plant life cycles, this STEM-related gift is perfect for any 5 year old.

Dinosaur World Race Tracks

Lydaz Race Track Dinosaur World Bridge Create A Road 142 Piece Toy Car & Flexible Track Playset Toy Cars, 2 Dinosaurs

If you know a dinosaur-loving 5 year old, check out the Dinosaur World Race Tracks! He will have a blast using his imagination to pretend dinosaurs are chasing after the cars as they speed around the track. Included in the kit are realistic details like a bridge, door, and trees, as well as 2 ferocious dinosaurs and a stretch of flexible tracks.

He will love configuring the tracks in countless arrangements as the car rushes to get away from the approaching dinosaurs. He can act out his wildest adventure fantasies without leaving his playroom. Vroom Vroom, Roar – speed into hours of fun!

Awesome Jokes That Every 5 Year Old Should Know!

Awesome Jokes That Every 5 Year Old Should Know!: Bucketloads of rib ticklers, tongue twisters and side splitters

Searching for a gift for a 5-year-old jokester? Check out Awesome Jokes That Every 5 Year Old Should Know! Whether he’s reading on his own or having someone read to him, he will love the hilarious jokes, rhymes, and tongue twisters in this book.

Get ready to laugh because he isn’t going to want to stop entertaining everyone with his jokes. The best thing about a joke book is that it makes reading fun! If you give this as a gift, it will be one book he won’t want to put down.

Play-Doh Wheels Gravel Yard 

Play-Doh Wheels Gravel Yard Construction Toy with Non-Toxic Pavement Buildin' Compound Plus 3 Additional Colors

The Play-Doh Wheels Gravel Yard comes with everything a 5-year-old boy needs to make his own gravel entirely out of Play-Doh. Besides the three colors of Play-Doh included in the kit, a tub of Play-Doh Pavement Buildin’ Compound is also included. He will also love the accessories – a dump truck, gravel grinder, and steamroller.

Get ready to roll out the fun with this exciting and unique set. If you are shopping for a 5-year-old who is interested in construction, this is the perfect gift for him!

Nerf N-Strike FalconFire

Nerf N-Strike Elite AccuStrike Series FalconFire

You can never go wrong with Nerf guns when shopping for a 5-year-old boy! Check out the Nerf N-Strike FalconFire. This gun shoots Nerf darts with accuracy and incredible speed. Shoot one dart at a time, with room to store extras right in the gun. 6 darts are included – simply load into the top, aim, and fire!

Introduce a 5-year-old to the fun world of Nerf guns and blasters with this small handheld Accustrike dart blaster. He will be thrilled to play Nerf darts with his brothers, sisters, or friends with this exciting blaster.

Learn to Draw Animals! 

Learn to Draw Animals! (Young Artist Series)

At age 5, he is still learning how to write and draw. Help him improve his drawing and build confidence in his work with Learn To Draw Animals!. Each page features simple visual instructions teaching how to draw animals just by drawing a series of shapes. He can follow the picture directions without having to read, and he will be delighted with all the different animals he can make.

Once he masters drawing each animal, the book features a page to draw that animal amid surrounding details. He will have fun drawing a dog at a dog park, a sheep on a farm, and many more. These simple instructions make drawing animals a breeze, and he will be so proud of his work, too. This is an ideal gift for a budding 5-year-old artist!

Take Apart Racing Car

GILOBABY 26 Pieces Take Apart Toys for Boys, Racing Car with Electric Drill, Sounds & Lights, Building Stem Toys for Kids, Gifts for 3 4 5 Year Old Boys Learning Educational Toys

The Take Apart Racing Car is an exciting STEM toy for 5-year-olds. Help him learn all about building and car parts as he carefully assembles the 26 pieces in the set to make his own race car. Better yet, there are 2 styles of car that can be made. After he finishes one, he can take it apart to make the other!

He will improve fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and patience while assembling and disassembling these awesome cars. When you need an original and fun STEM-related toy, don’t miss this awesome race car building set.

KingsDragon Splash Pad

KingsDragon Splash Pad Inflatable Sprinkler for Kids Outside Toys, 68

When you need a gift for a 5-year-old that will help him beat the heat, we recommend the KingsDragon Splash Pad. The inflatable material is thick and durable enough to withstand even the rowdiest 5-year-old boy. It’s also easy to inflate and easy to connect to your hose to get the sprinkler flowing right away.

Measuring 68″ in diameter, this splash pad will provide plenty of space for him to run and splash in and out of. It’s even big enough for several friends or siblings to join him! The water height is easily adjustable to his needs. On a hot summer day, he will love splashing in the cool water, and who knows? Mom and Dad may even decide to join him!

Dino Egg Dig Kit

Easter Dig a Dozen Dino Egg Dig Kit for Kids - Dinosaur Toys Gift 3-12 Year Old - 12 Eggs & Surprise Dinosaurs - Science STEM Activities - Educational Boy Toy Party Gifts for Boys & Girls Ages

Dig into fun with the Dino Egg Dig Kit. This is a great gift for a junior paleontologist. He will feel like a super scientist brushing away dirt to “dig up” the dinosaurs within. To play, you will simply need to soak the Dino Eggs in water. Then use the tools to dig and brush away the dirt and discover the dino inside.

To make this exciting experience educational, the kit also comes with 12 information cards, one for each dinosaur. After he discovers the hidden dino, you can read the card together to learn tons of interesting facts. Spark his curiosity in our world’s natural history with this unique gift!

Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection

Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (Includes 2 Bookends) (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

If you’re shopping for a 5 year old who is just learning to read, check out Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection. Mo Willems’ Elephant & Piggie books are perfect for emergent readers, as they feature just a few words on each page. There’s nothing more exciting to a new reader than being able to read an entire book by themselves. Give him that amazing experience with these special books.

He will enjoy the silly experiences of Piggie and Gerald (the elephant) as he works his way through this collection of books. Whether you are reading to him, or he is reading to you, these books make for a delightful reading experience!

Threeking RC Stunt Car

Threeking RC Stunt Cars Remote Control Car Double-Sided Driving 360-degree Flips Rotating Car Toy, Green

The Threeking RC Stunt Car is an outsized way to introduce your 5-year-old boy to the world of remote control cars! He won’t believe the tricks this car can do, including flips and 360 turns. With shock absorption and skid resistance, this car is built to last, no matter the terrain.

Whether he’s playing inside the house, at the park, or even at the beach, this remote control car can handle any surface. Your 5 year old will love impressing friends and family with the car’s amazing tricks! Get ready to be amazed at what this stunt car can do.

Punching Bag Set

Punching Bag Set for Kids Incl Punching Ball with Stand, Boxing Training Gloves, Hand Pump and Adjustable Height Stand, Boxing Ball Set Toy Gifts for Age 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old Boys Girls

If you are shopping for a 5 year old martial artist in training, consider this Punching Bag Set. The punching bag is actually an inflatable ball attached to a flexible stand that bends as he kicks or punches. The height adjusts, so he can continue to use this set as he grows. Also included in the set are boxing gloves, so he can have fun pretending to be a world champion kickboxer.

Practicing with this punching bag set can help improve balance, coordination, and gross motor skills. It’s also great exercise and just plain fun. When you need your 5-year-old to take a break from TV and tablets and get his blood flowing, this is a great set to have.

Melissa & Doug Magic In A Snap! 

Melissa & Doug Magic in a Snap! Hocus Pocus Collection Magic Tricks Set (12 pcs)

Five-year-olds love magic tricks. Now he can conduct his own and amaze friends and family with the Magic In A Snap!. From respected toymaker Melissa & Doug, this kit has all kinds of cool tricks. He will love wowing his audience as he makes a toy 100 dollar bill disappear, among other exciting illusions.

Build his self-esteem and boost brain power as he learns and masters these incredible tricks. Hocus, Pocus, conjure up fun with this awesome magic kit!

Electronic Shooting Target for Nerf Guns

SHPAVVER Electronic Shooting Target Scoring Auto Reset Digital Targets for Nerf Guns Toys, Ideal Gift Toy for Kids-Boys & Girls

Help your 5-year-old improve his aim while having fun with this Electronic Shooting Target. This state-of-the-art target set includes 4 separate targets he can use to practice. The set automatically keeps score for him. He can play solo or with friends, making it a competition – this target set keeps score for both solo and multiplayer games.

If he’s just learning how to shoot a Nerf gun, this simple target will help him improve speed and accuracy. He will be amazed at how much he improves just from a little target practice. The whole family can even take turns with the Nerf gun and get in on the fun!

DIY Slime Kit

Ultimate Slime Kit for Girls 10-12 | Perfect Toys for Girls 7-12 Years Old | Complete DIY Slime Making Kit for Kids and Boys | Christmas Party Favors

We’re pretty sure your 5 year old already loves playing with slime but has he ever made his own? This DIY Slime Kit gives him this exciting opportunity! Included in the kit are 18 different slimes, as well as tons of different add-ins including beads, sparkles, and even glow-in-the-dark powder.

Also included in this creative kit are special slime tools and straws that can be used to play with the slime and form it into different shapes. With so many different colors and accessory combinations, this gift will never get old. When you give a 5-year-old slime, you’re giving him hours of fun!

LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase

LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase 10713 - includes Sorting Storage Organizer Case with Fun Colorful Building Bricks, Preschool Learning Toy for Kids, Boys and Girls Ages 4 Years Old and Up

Whether your 5-year-old is new to LEGOs or just adding to his collection, the LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase offers an easy organization solution. This handy suitcase comes with over 200 LEGOs sorted by color, along with necessities like wheels and eyes. These classic LEGOs provide him an opportunity to use his own creativity and imagination to make all sorts of imaginative designs.

Rather than following a plan or template, this basic LEGO set allows him to think outside the box. Kids and parents alike will appreciate how well it contains all the blocks and keeps them organized. Encourage creative play and ingenuity with this classic gift.

Hot Wheels Gator Car Wash

Hot Wheels City Car Wash and Giant Gator

For the 5-year-old Hot Wheels fanatic on your list, consider the Hot Wheels Gator Car Wash. This is not any ordinary car wash. It includes an elevator, a whirlpool, and a hungry gator. Best of all, special Color Shifter cars change color when they come out the other side!

This playset even comes with one Color Shifter car to get his adventure started, along with a water tower, dunk tank, an elevator, and a crazy track. This is not like any Hot Wheels track he has seen before. This one is a wild ride, and he will be thrilled trying to get his cars past the gator in one piece. Crank his Hot Wheels game up a notch with this exciting car wash set!

Rocket Ship Playhouse

Rocket Ship Play Tent for Kids | Spaceship Toys and Forts for Boys and Girls | Imaginative Indoor and Active Outdoor Play, Games & Gifts

Give your 5-year-old the gift of a special hideout all of his own. The Rocket Ship Playhouse is an indoor/outdoor play space that he will love. The outside features a cool outer space design while the inside even has a pretend control panel to help him blast off to Mars. Encourage imaginative play and creativity while also giving him a play area of his own.

Whether he’s playing in his rocket ship tent in the backyard, on a campout, or even in his bedroom at home, the realistic illustrations will spark his imagination. For playing an elaborate game of astronaut or cuddling up with a book, this space is the perfect play area for a 5-year-old.

Syma RC Helicopter

SYMA RC Helicopter for Adults Kids with Altitude Hold, 2 Rechargeable Battery (Blue)

Take the remote control game to the next level with the Syma RC Helicopter. Five-year-old boys will love using the remote control to make the little helicopter soar above his head. The control is specifically designed for youngsters who are just learning how to use remote control toys. The helicopter is indoor-only, so he can enjoy this gift inside on a rainy day.

This remote is easy to use and easy to charge, so it’s perfect for a 5-year-old. With just a little practice, he will be manipulating his new helicopter to do all sorts of tricks and impressing his family too. Happy flying!

Max Liquidator Water Blaster Set

MAX LIQUIDATOR 6-Pack Water Blaster Set, Multicolor

On a hot summer day, nothing is more fun than a water blaster fight. Give your 5-year-old the gift of the 6-Pack Water Blaster Set and get the water party started! With 6 blasters included, he can invite all his friends to join in the fun. All he needs is water.

These blasters are easy to load with water and shoot. Better yet, they float, so they won’t get lost at the bottom of the pool or lake. Whether he’s playing at the beach, swimming pool, or even just in the backyard, these blasters will make for a fun afternoon!

100-Piece Picasso Tiles

PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity Beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional

If your 5 year old loves to build and design, he will love the 100-Piece Picasso Tiles! These unique magnets click together to create a multitude of 2D and 3D shapes. You will be amazed at all he can make out of just squares and triangles.

He will love the bright colors and the opportunity to use his imagination. From castles to forts to skyscrapers, the sky is the limit with Picasso Tiles! Whether he’s playing solo or with friends or siblings, these simple tiles lend themselves to creativity. For a great STEM-related gift, give him an opportunity to build and create!

Razor A2 Kick Scooter

Razor A2 Kick Scooter for Kids – Wheelie Bar, Foldable, Lightweight, Front Vibration Reducing System, Adjustable Height Handlebars

For the 5-year-old boy who’s always on the move, we’ve got the perfect gift: the Razor A2 Kick Scooter. This classic aluminum scooter never goes out of style. It’s sleek, stylish, and built for speed, but also safe enough for 5-year-olds, with a patented rear fender brake.

When he’s not using the A2, it folds up for easy portability. But chances are he will want to be using it most of the time! Give him the gift of speed with this awesome scooter – just don’t forget the helmet!

Razor V-17 Helmet

Razor V-17 Child Multi-Sport Helmet, Satin Blue

If your 5-year-old is biking, riding a scooter, or rollerblading, he will need a helmet. For one that is reliable and stylish, check out the Razor V-17 Helmet. One thing we love about the Razor helmet is that it comes with an extra sizing pad, ensuring the perfect fit. It’s also well vented to keep him cool while he’s on the go.

The helmet also features a tightly fitting buckle under the chin so it is sure to stay put. Rest easy that your child is safe when he’s out and about – the Razor V-17 helmet leaves him well protected.

UNO Card Game

Mattel Games UNO Card Game for Family Night, Travel Game & Gift for Kids in a Collectible Storage Tin for 2-10 Players (Amazon Exclusive)

If you’re shopping for a 5 year old who loves to play games, don’t overlook the classic UNO Card Game. It’s easy for a 5-year-old to learn and understand, and can easily be played with siblings or friends after just a quick explanation. If you have a vacation or long car ride coming up, this is the perfect activity to keep him entertained.

With the collector’s tin container, you no longer have to worry about losing cards. UNO is a game that is fun for kids and adults, so it would also be great for family game night. Introduce him to the fun world of card games with a simple, fun classic.

World Map and Solar System Puzzles

QUOKKA Giant Puzzles for Kids Ages 4-6 - 48 Piece Round Puzzles for Toddlers 3-5 - Large Floor Educational Kids Puzzles Ages 2-4 - Map & Space Activity Game Toy for Boys and Girls

At age 5, your little one is ready for puzzles that are a little more challenging. We think these World Map and Solar System Puzzles are just difficult enough to challenge him a little without being too difficult or frustrating. With the images on the box to use as a reference, he can put these puzzles together himself or with a friend while having fun.

Besides being fun to put together, these puzzles are educational. As he is connecting the pieces and searching for the right ones, he will be studying and learning about both world geography and the planets in our solar system.  Not to mention, putting together puzzles improves concentration and fine motor skills and can promote teamwork. You may just be impressed by all the knowledge he gains from these puzzles.

Marble Genius Marble Run

Marble Genius Marble Run - Maze Track Easter Toys for Adults, Teens, Toddlers, or Kids Aged 4-8 Years Old, 150 Complete Pieces (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 65 Glass-Marble Set), Super Set

The sky is the limit with the Marble Genius Marble Run. With over 80 pieces included in the set, he can create all sorts of twisting, turning pathways for the marbles to soar down. The possibilities are endless!

Also included with the purchase is access to the Marble Genius app with instructions, challenges, and more. The pieces in this superset are easy to attach and build with. Once built, the marble run is super stable, so he doesn’t have to worry about it toppling over. Now he can amaze his friends with the wild marble runs he can make!

Piano Keyboard with Microphone

M SANMERSEN Kids Piano Keyboard, Piano for Kids with Microphone Portable Electronic Keyboards for Beginners 37 Keys Musical Toy for 3/4/5/6 Year Old Girls Boys

Build and nurture a love of making music in your 5-year-old with the Piano Keyboard with Microphone. Besides the piano key sounds, this amazing keyboard also makes animal sounds, percussion sounds, and several prerecorded rhythms. He will love being able to sing into the microphone and record himself playing.

This keyboard is perfectly kid-sized, with keys designed for children’s fingers. If you have a junior musician on your hands, he will be thrilled to open this exciting and special gift.

RoyalBaby BMX Bicycle

Royalbaby Kids Bike Boys Girls Freestyle BMX Bicycle with Training Wheels Kickstand Gifts for Children Bikes 16 Inch Blue

For a 5-year-old just learning how to ride a big kid’s bike, the RoyalBaby BMX Bicycle is the perfect big gift. Imagine the excitement on his face when he sees this gift. This sporty bike comes with a water bottle, bell, and detachable training wheels that can be removed when he is ready.

Parents will appreciate the easily adjustable seat and front and rear brakes for safety. Five-year-olds will love the 4-inch tires and sleek design. If you’re looking for an active gift to get him off the couch and outdoors having fun, you can’t go wrong with this bike.

Star Wars Action Figure Pack

STAR WARS Galaxy of Adventures R2-D2, BB-8, D-O Action Figure 3 Pack, 5

Do you know a 5-year-old Star Wars fan? If so, you don’t want to miss the Star Wars Action Figure Pack. R2-D2, BB-8, and D-O are all included in the set, so he can play with all his favorite Droid characters all at once. R2-D2 and D-O even roll, and BB-8 releases ripcords to perform a twist attack on his enemies.

Encourage creativity and imagination in your 5-year-old as he acts out his favorite Star Wars scenes, and even invents new ones. He will love playing with these lifelike action figures with siblings, friends, or even solo. This toy set makes a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift for your favorite Star Wars fanatic.

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Kindergarten, Here I Come!

Do you know a 5-year-old who will soon be starting Kindergarten? Help him feel ready with Kindergarten, Here I Come!, an engaging story about starting school. With a delightful rhyme scheme and, the book tells all about what it’s like to go on your first day of Kindergarten.

Whether he’s excited to start school or he’s feeling a little jittery, this book will help him get ready for his big day. Starting Kindergarten is one of the biggest days in a 5-year-old’s life. Help him celebrate this milestone with the gift of this special book.

Kinetic Sand: Sandisfying Set

Kinetic Sand, Sandisfying Set with 2lbs of Sand and 10 Tools, Play Sand Sensory Toys for Kids Ages 3 and up

If you’re looking for a gift that promotes tactile awareness and fine motor skills but is also tons of fun, we highly recommend the Kinetic Sand: Sandisfying Set. This brightly colored sand is squishable and moldable and perfect for shaping into all kinds of creations. Your 5-year-old can use the 10 tools included in this set to shape the Kinetic Sand into countless shapes and designs.

With 2 pounds of Kinetic Sand included in this set, he will never run out of things to make. Teach him how to make videos with a cool backdrop and phone holder. When you need a gift he will never get tired of, Kinetic Sand is a sure bet!

LEGO Jurassic World Raptor Rescue

LEGO Juniors/4+ Jurassic World Raptor Rescue Truck 10757 Building Kit (85 Pieces) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

If you’re shopping for a building toy but aren’t quite sure your 5 year old is ready for LEGOs, check out the LEGO Jurassic World Raptor Rescue. LEGO Juniors are an easy build version of LEGOs made for kids from age 4-7.  Compatible with all regular LEGOs, these are specially designed for little hands.

This building kit includes everything your 5-year-old needs to make an exciting rescue kit straight out of Jurassic World. The ferocious Raptor, the rescue truck, the dinosaur cage, and the two rescuers all include exciting, lifelike details to make the experience come to life. Whether he’s a Jurassic Park fan or simply a kid who loves to build, this gift has everything he could want!

GoBroBrand Bow and Arrow Set 

ToyVelt Kids Bow and Arrow Set - LED Light Up, Archery Set Comes with 6 Suction Cup Arrows, Target & Quiver, Indoor and Outdoor Toys for Children Boys Girls, Best Gift (Bow and Arrow for Kids)

If your 5-year-old needs a new hobby, why not introduce him to the world of archery? The GoBroBrand Bow and Arrow Set is an excellent beginner archery kit for a 5 year old. The 6 arrows included in the set feature suction cup tips, so they are safe for youngsters. Also included are a quiver, a target, and a light-up bow.

The target will help your 5-year-old develop his aim and accuracy, and even allow for friendly competition if he wishes to keep score. He will be blown away by the LED light-up bow that can be used day or night. Get him excited about the time-honored tradition of bow and arrow shooting with this special set made just for kids!

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set - Rainbow (140ct), Art Kit For Kids, Toys for Girls & Boys, Art Set, School Supplies, Gifts [Amazon Exclusive]

Give your creative 5 year old the gift of making art with the Crayola Inspiration Art Case. If he’s stuck inside on a rainy day, or simply likes to spend quiet time drawing and coloring, this gift has everything he needs to make art. It includes a variety of crayons, markers, and colored pencils in 124 different colors.

Also included in this kit are blank coloring pages, so he can draw, color, and create to his heart’s delight. With so many different colors, he will never run out of ideas, and he’s sure to always have the color he is looking for. Let his imagination soar with this delightful art set.

Karaoke Bluetooth Microphone

This Karaoke Bluetooth Microphone is the perfect gift for a 5-year-old to belt out his favorite tunes. The Bluetooth compatibility allows him to play music from a device right on the microphone so he can sing along. Besides great sound quality and connectivity, it also features flashing multicolored lights to enhance the musical experience.

The battery life of this microphone is at least 3 hours, so he can sing song after song without worrying about losing power. Need a new activity for Family Night? The whole family will want to take turns jamming out to their favorite songs on this awesome gift. Encourage his love of music and singing with this exciting toy!

STEM Fort Building Kit

Power your Fun Forts Kids Tent for Kids - 81 Pack STEM Toys Fort Building Kit, Building Toys Play Tent Indoor and Outdoor Playhouse for Kids Construction Toys with 52 Rods and 29 Spheres (Green, Blue)

For a life-size building experience that turns up the fun, check out the STEM Fort Building Kit. This 81-piece set includes 52 connector pieces and 29 spheres – everything your 5-year-old needs to make forts, houses, igloos, and more. Once the creations are built, he will have a blast climbing inside to play.

Encourage engineering and creative thinking by helping him plan and construct his designs. He will have to think critically and use spatial reasoning as he decides how best to build different creations. This is a fun activity he can do by himself or with friends. And once they’re done building, the fun has just begun, as their constructions are big enough to play inside of!

HABA Animal Upon Animal

HABA Animal Upon Animal - Classic Wooden Stacking Game: Ultimate Family Board Game for Kids 4-8, Fun Game for Family Night, Games for Kids & Adults

If you’re looking for a simple game without flashing lights and loud noises, we recommend HABA Animal Upon Animal. Players take turns adding wooden animal figures to the stack, being careful not to knock it over. The winner is the one who uses all their animals without knocking down the stack.

This game helps youngsters improve patience, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. It’s also great practice with taking turns and thinking strategically. When you need a break from electronics, play a round of Animal Upon Animal and see how much fun simple can be!

The Incredibles 2 Action Figures

The Incredibles 2 Family 5-Pack Junior Supers Action Figures, Approximately 3

If he enjoyed The Incredibles and The Incredibles 2, we think your 5-year-old will love The Incredibles 2 Action Figures. These poseable pint-size figures stand about 3″ tall, and he will love playing with his favorite superhero family. Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are all included, allowing for hours of imaginative play.

Whether they are going after supervillains or just relaxing as a family, there’s never a dull moment with The Incredibles. He will enjoy re-enacting the scenes of his favorite movie or coming up with new adventures. Get ready for super-fun with this incredible super family!

Outfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit Game


Think of it as Clue for kids. Outfoxed! A Cooperative Whodunit Game is an exciting board game where players try to solve the mystery of the missing pot pie. In this game, however, players must work as a team in order to solve the mystery. Encourage teamwork and help your 5-year-old learn how to play cooperatively with this puzzling mystery game.

The game is made for 2 to 4 players, so your 5-year-old will enjoy playing with parents, siblings, or friends. Who knows, he may become an avid board game player? Time to put on his thinking cap and solve the case!

Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track

Hot Wheels Toy Car Track Set, Criss Cross Crash with 1:64 Scale Vehicle, Powered by a Motorized Booster (Amazon Exclusive)

The Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track is an exciting new gift set featuring an old favorite: Hot Wheels. Featuring a 4-way loop and cool car feeder, he will love watching his Hot Wheels zoom along the tracks. The track set even includes parking for his Hot Wheels, making for easy storage and clean-up.

This track set also comes with one Hot Wheel car to start, and he can add his own to get more cars in on the action. Gentlemen, start your engines and get ready for the fun! We know your 5-year-old will love this race track!

Fisher-Price Wayne Manor Batcave

Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Toy, Wayne Manor Batcave Playset with Figure Batcyle & Accessories for Ages 3+ Years (Amazon Exclusive)

Every Batman fan needs his own Batcave. Your 5-year-old boy will love all the twists and turns in the Fisher-Price Wayne Manor Batcave. It features cool details like a secret entrance, a Bat Signal, and even a jail to lock up villains.

Also included are several cool modes of transportation like a glider and Batcycle. Five-year-old boys will love the 4 throwing discs used to thwart Batman’s enemies. Encourage dramatic play and super fun with this exciting gift!

Crayola Ultimate Light Board

Crayola Ultimate Light Board - White, Kids Drawing Tablet, LED Drawing Board for Kids, Gift for Boys & Girls, Toys for Kids, 6+

Make drawing even more fun with the Crayola Ultimate Light Board. This special tablet includes a black panel and a clear screen for drawing with brilliantly colored gel markers. The light-up board will make his drawings shine! He can also remove the black panel and insert an image to trace!

The light board includes room to store all the special markers so you don’t have to worry about them getting lost. When he needs something to do on a long car ride, this is the perfect diversion. When he’s growing tired of the same old drawing and coloring, this lightboard will make art fun again!

Fingerlings Untamed Raptor

Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings - Razor (Purple) - Interactive Collectible Dinosaur - By WowWee

Give the 5-year-old boy on your list the gift of a fun dino sidekick with Fingerlings Untamed Raptor. Not only does this tiny Velociraptor cling to his finger, it moves and roars in response to the wearer’s movements. Your 5-year-old will have a blast playing with his new little friend, as well as spooking his brothers and sisters!

Batteries are included, so his new little friend will be ready to go as soon as he opens the box. Everyone needs a mascot, and we think the Untamed Raptor makes a great one!

The Young Scientists Explosions Kit

Science Art Fusion Explosions

If you’re searching for a STEM-related gift for your 5-year-old, you won’t want to miss The Young Scientists Explosions Kit. This unique spin on a traditional science kit adds fun art projects to the mix. Young learners will enjoy creating beautiful and fascinating works of art while learning about the science behind them. Even better, all of the art projects involve mini-explosions!

All the projects in the kit can be completed using regular kitchen and household items, except for a few key pieces that are included. Once he finishes the projects, he can learn about what happened and why. This hands-on experience allows your 5-year-old to get his hands dirty while learning about science – a winning combination!

How We Selected Gifts for 5-Year-Old Boys

When recommending toys and gifts for 5-year-old boys, we aim to only share the best of the best. Read on to see how we chose all the awesome gifts on our list.

Encourages Outdoor Play

We were careful to include gifts that get 5-year-olds out of the house and away from electronics. Educators and parenting experts recommend lots of unstructured free play for children this age, especially outdoor play.

There are so many different varieties of toys that lend themselves to outdoor play. We have riding toys, Nerf guns, and even water toys on our list. Help your 5-year-old develop a healthy, active lifestyle from a young age with several of the selections on our list.

Educational Toys that Promote School Readiness

We included several educational toys and activities on our list, such as the Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set and the Talking Microscope. Five-year-olds are generally either already in Kindergarten or getting ready to start. It’s a great idea to spend time with him reviewing basic skills and inspiring a love of learning. We worked hard to only include the best of the best in educational toys and gifts.

Encourage your 5 year old’s natural curiosity toward exploring, building, and creating with the many STEM-related toys on our list. We have included a multitude of building toys, along with science kits, insect exploration guides, and more. Whether he is constructing, conducting experiments, or exploring nature, we have a STEM gift he will love.

Encourages Creativity and the Arts

Five-year-olds love drawing, coloring, and creating. We made sure to select the very best artistic gifts for youngsters, including art supply kits, art tablets, and more. Encourage your little Junior Picasso with one of our many artistic gift selections.

We also included some musical gifts in our guide for 5-year-olds who love music, singing, and performing. The Karaoke Bluetooth Microphone and Kids Keyboard are both excellent choices for a little boy who loves music.

Beginner Board Games

At age 5, many children are just learning how to play board games. Promote cooperation, turn-taking, and sharing with one of the board games on our list. We selected games that are just right for 5-year-olds, so we are sure there is one on the list that is perfect for him. We also made sure to include games that the whole family will enjoy playing with him as well. Check out Uno, Outfoxed, or the Classic Board Game Bundle featuring Sorry, Trouble, and Connect 4. We’re sure you can find one your 5 year old will love.

Gifts for Similar Ages

FAQs – Gifts for 5-Year-Old Boys

What are the best outdoor toys for a 5-year-old boy?

You can’t go wrong with the RoyalBaby Kids Freestyle BMX Bicycle with Training Wheels. It grows with him and allows him to start with training wheels. Then when he is ready, he can remove them and ride all on his own. At age 5, he still has lots of growing to do, and this bike easily adjusts to grow with him. It’s a great gift for an active 5-year-old!

We also recommend the Razor A2 Kick Scooter. This classic, sleek, and portable scooter is the top-rated scooter by kids and parents for good reason. It’s safe, sturdy, and fun!

What is the best big gift for a 5-year-old boy?

The Rocket Ship Play Tent Playhouse is a big gift that 5-year-old boys will love. Whether he’s playing astronaut and using the built-in controls to blast off to the moon, or just wants a space all his own to hang out in, we’re pretty confident he will love this tent. It works inside or outside, and folds easily so it can go where he goes!

What is the best STEM toy for a 5-year-old?

Check out the Young Scientists Explosions Kit. This kit combines art and science, allowing him to create beautiful works of art through explosions! He can explore science and engage his natural curiosity, while also being creative. This kit is a favorite of parents for good reason, and we think your 5-year-old will love it too!

What is the best book to give a 5-year-old?

If he will be starting Kindergarten soon, don’t miss out on the awesome book, Kindergarten, Here I Come! Help him get excited about his first day of school by giving him this delightful rhyming book. He will want to read it again and again, and he will be so ready to start Kindergarten.

We also recommend the Elephant and Piggie book series by Mo Willems. These funny stories feature just a few words of text on each page, so they are perfect for emergent readers. These books will build his confidence as a reader while also providing an entertaining, enjoyable story.

What is a good educational gift for a 5-year-old?

We recommend anything made by Melissa & Doug, but especially the Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set. The cards in this fun set feature puzzles, riddles, and more activities all designed to get his brain working while he has fun. The talking microscope from Educational Insights is another winner. It comes with vivid photographs to view while teaching him exciting and interesting facts and even allowing him to quiz himself.

What is the best artistic gift for a 5-year-old boy?

We like the Crayola Inspiration Art Case Coloring Set. It comes with crayons, markers, and colored pencils in a wide variety of colors, and it even comes with drawing paper. He will love using his own imagination to draw anything he likes in all the colors of the rainbow. If he is interested in learning how to draw animals, we think the book Learn to Draw…Animals! is a winner. It provides straightforward pictorial instructions that are easy for a 5 year old to understand. Giving these two gifts together is sure to be a hit, as well.

Leslie Guerra

Leslie Guerra is a teacher and mom with years of gift buying experience. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.