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34 Mom-Approved Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails may be what little boys are made of, but you’re going to want to do better when you’re giving gifts for 5 year old boys. From ships and sails to dinosaur tales, this list has so many options to delight all the boys, from athletes to zookeepers.

gifts for 5 year old boys

Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship

Fisher-Price Imaginext Shark Bite Pirate Ship

It’s a shark! No, it’s a ship! It’s the Fisher-Price Shark Bite Pirate Ship. Fisher-Price is the first name in toys to spark imagination, and with compartments for hidden treasure and a shark’s face to capture prisoners, your kiddo can have them walk the plank from dawn until dusk and never be bored.

$59.99


Lydaz Race Dinosaur Track Playset

Lydaz Race Dinosaur Track Playset

Anyone can play with a racetrack, but it takes someone with intense energy, imagination, and courage to play with the Dinosaur World track. It has a bridge, gates, and two dinosaurs for hours of pretend play, evading hungry predators, and outsmarting extinct beasts. We’ll bet you know a boy just like that!

Prices Vary


Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

Very few artists are born with a stylus in hand. Drawing is a skill that takes years to develop, even for gifted artists. Youngsters can get a feel for details and begin learning to draw figures and scenes with the Crayola Light-Up Tracing Pad. Learning should always be this much fun.

$22.98


Spiderman Headphones for Kids

Spiderman Headphones for Kids

Music is an integral part of everyday life. But we don’t always want to listen to the tunes our kids like. These Spiderman headphones are ideal for letting your little one enjoy his favorite artists while you listen to yours. Perfect for traveling, too, and with volume-limiting, levels are always safe.

$20.49


Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Fire-Bot

Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots Fire-Bot

Transformers are the coolest toys for kids and a popular throwback for the coolest parents. Heatwave the Fire-Bot is one of the Playskool Heroes Transformers Rescue Bots. It’s a fire engine with an awesome water cannon attached that Heatwave can hold in Bot form. Order now! You’ll be glad you “bot” one.

$14.34


Fisher price Imaginext Black and Red Pirate Ship

Fisher price Imaginext Black and Red Pirate Ship

Yo, ho, ho and a package of gum—it’s a pirate ship. A Fisher-Price Black and Red Pirate Ship to be exact. With two scary pirates who battle with swords, pull up anchor, or extend the plank, this is a fun set that only needs imagination to launch a deep sea pirate adventure.

$169.50


Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Gotham City

Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Gotham City

Holy jailbreak, Batman! Bane has POWered up and is determined to wreak havoc on Gotham City. The Fisher-Price Imaginext Gotham City jail playset has reservations for four vile villains (sold separately) but Bane is bound to break them out. We need Batman now! To the bat signal! Bane and Batman figures included.

$45.99


KidiRace Remote Control Police Car

KidiRace Remote Control Police Car

When you’re looking for gifts for 5 year old boys, you’ll want to check out this radio control car. The KidiRace Police Cruiser is durable, easy to operate, and has flashing lights and sound effects. Fueled by imagination, your youngster can have pretend high-speed chases, or race to the rescue and save the day.

$44.99

Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

Green Toys Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

What better way to encourage our kids to be earth-friendly than to set good examples for them. The Green Toy ferry boat and two car set is made from 100 percent recycled and recyclable plastic. It’s an awesome pool and tub transport for the vehicles while it also teaches respect for the planet.

$22.72


Fingerlings Baby Sloth

Fingerlings Baby Sloth

Kingsley is a tiny sloth that loves to cling to fingers. Actually, this adorable toy is interactive, responding to sound, motion, and touch. If you have more than one, they’ll respond to each other – it’s the ideal first pet. It’s cute, it’s fun, and doesn’t eat, so no worries about feeding him.

$23.90


Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Hero Set

Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Hero Set

John Brown may have had ten little Indians, but he didn’t have ten little Marvel heroes. YOU can! Ten superheroes that are sized just right for little hands, featuring favorites from authentic Marvel Entertainment characters. With a little imagination, they can vanquish any adversary. Except vegetables. Kids still need to eat vegetables.

$33.99


Nickelodeon Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower

Paw Patrol from Nickelodeon is so popular, it’s not surprising there are amazing action playsets available. The My Size Lookout Tower is kid-sized and comes with features like a periscope, sounds, and lights. An exclusive Chase vehicle and Chase figure are included, along with Marshall figure. Wait until you see them flip!

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LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun

LEGO DUPLO All-in-One-Box-of-Fun

LEGO DUPLO interconnecting building blocks are larger than other building block pieces, so they’re just right for little hands still mastering fine motor skills. The sixty-five piece set, which includes a boy figure and a dog figure, just needs a little imagination added. Who knows what great adventures will unfold?

$76.80

Funko Pop Movies: Jurassic Park-Tyrannosaurus

Funko Pop Movies: Jurassic Park-Tyrannosaurus

No list of gifts for 5 year old boys is complete without Funko POP vinyl movie figures. This wide-mouthed Tyrannosaurus Rex is a stylized version of the big screen’s big star from Jurassic Park. So many teeth! It’s a good thing he’s too small to actually gobble anybody, but what a cool display piece.

$12.99


Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy

Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy

Is it a football? A whistle? Maybe it’s a lawn dart? Who knows? It’s actually an amazing Nerf innovation that has an aerodynamic oval shape, which “howls’ as it traverses its flight trajectory when thrown. So yes, it’s like a football, it whistles, and bounces on the lawn. Sort of. Nerf said?

$39.99


LEGO Juniors Fire Patrol Suitcase

LEGO Juniors Fire Patrol Suitcase

The LEGO Juniors Fire Patrol Suitcase is an exciting building set with firefighters, firetrucks, and a “burning” house. All the pieces fit back into a sturdy little case to make taking the fun on the road convenient. Whether it’s an overnight visit to grandma’s or a buddy’s sleepover, it’s just right!

$86.92


Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

Basketball is a game requiring mad skills. Your little athlete will love the LIttle Tike EasyScore Basketball Set; they can play indoors or outside, alone or with friends, and the coolest part — it grows up with them, with six settings to adjust the height as skills improve and players get taller.

$35.99


Hot Wheels Nostalgic Service Centre by Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels Nostalgic Service Centre by Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels knows cars, and they know boys love them. So it only makes sense that the playsets are exciting and engaging for a boy and his cars. The “Nostalgic Service Centre” has multiple areas for cars and make-believe to intersect. The two-level structure folds up when playtime is over.

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Hauck Nerf Battle Racer Ride On

Hauck Nerf Battle Racer Ride On

Pedal power is the advantage with this Nerf Battles Racer Ride-on from Hauck. Room for Nerf Blasters and extra darts makes it a lean, mean, foam dart machine. This rig isn’t for the faint of heart – some serious riding skills will come into play with the rider maneuvering to take battle advantage.

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Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw

Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw

Dressing up is a fantastic part of pretend play, especially when your costumes and props are as exciting as the Marvel Black Panther Slash Claw. Anyone can wear a cape — it takes a warrior to wear a claw. If you want a gift that scores supercool points, this is the one.

$18.46


Playskool Heroes Super Hero Team Pack

Playskool Heroes Super Hero Team Pack

When shopping for the hottest toys, or the coolest gifts for 5 year old boys, you won’t go wrong with Playskool. This set of FIVE (count ‘em!) Marvel Superheroes is the ultimate in little action figures. Each figure has a “superpower” — they smash, they slash, they block. Your young gent will love them.

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Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectShot Hoops

Nerf Sports Dude Perfect PerfectShot Hoops

Playing basketball in the house can be hazardous to your health if you’re a rambunctious boy and your mom already warned you. Now it’s Nerf to the rescue. Get all the thrills and competition of full-court basketball with the soft Nerf PerfectShot Hoops set. Play alone, with friends, or even your mom.

$26.00


Rc Bumper Cars Set

Rc Bumper Cars Set

KidiRace knows that kids love cars. Bumper cars are even more fun. Now, make them radio controlled so they can go head to head and bonk these cool bumper cars in fast colors. A solid bump activates the ejector and out goes the neat little ejectable driver. Last man seated, wins.

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Nerf Nitro AeroFury Ramp Rage

Nerf Nitro AeroFury Ramp Rage

Ramps are all the rage these days. The Nerf Nitro AeroFury Ramp Rage set offers all the thrills and chills without the spills. In true Nerf style, you have a cool blaster, which blasts cars across the room to hit the ramp and fly high – includes two foam cars for double the fun.

$31.17


Playskool Heroes Marvel Spider-Man Web-Quarters

Playskool Heroes Marvel Spider-Man Web-Quarters

Superheroes need supervillains to keep balance in the superworld. The Playskool Heroes Marvel Super Hero Adventures Spider-Man Web-quarters playset is balanced with that nasty Vulture trying to unbalance things. Accessories include power-up arms for more exciting playtime adventures with Spider-Man as he maneuvers through the air, topples towers, and locks Vulture in jail.

$59.99


Pokémon Assorted Cards

Pokémon Assorted Cards

Fifty Pokémon cards in one bundle. That’s fifty opportunities to add to your collection, to trade with friends, maybe even complete a series. It’s so random, like a Pokémon card jackpot. It’s fifty nifty surprises, so they’ll all be fun. Perfect for the serious collector, or a big boost to a novice.

$6.24


Dinosaur Play Set

Dinosaur Play Set

A jar of dinosaurs might be the most awesome thing you’ll ever see. Twenty wild dinosaurs in prehistoric colors, with rocks, trees, and a playmat map for dino-adventures are all in one convenient jar. This is a great gift or the perfect set to keep for when your favorite little cavemen visit.

$22.99


Step2 Deluxe Workshop Playset

Step2 Deluxe Workshop Playset

Every young kid wants to get their hands on grown up tools, and you can make their dreams come true with this deluxe workbench that has a 50 piece accessory set. Including an electric drill, 2 drill bits, 8 screws, a saw, a hammer and much more, this realistic set is sure to please.

$154.47


Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Melissa & Doug Examine & Treat Pet Vet Play Set

Enhance their pretend play with this 24 piece vet set which includes a plush dog and cat as well as the obligatory stethoscope. They’ll patch up pets with tweezers, and clamp and diagnose animals with the thermometer and ear scope, all the time developing empathy for their furry friends as they play.

$21.99


LEGO Juniors Fire Patrol Suitcase

LEGO Juniors Fire Patrol Suitcase

Let them join the emergency services with this LEGO playset which depicts the brave firefighters of any country, risking life and limb. They can be a real-life hero with this pretend play set that helps develop the selfless attitude shown by the courageous people of the fire service.

$86.92


LEGO Juniors DC The Joker Batcave Attack Kit

LEGO Juniors DC The Joker Batcave Attack Kit

Fend off the Joker with this 151 piece LEGO set that is based on the classic Batman stories. Complete with the Batcave and its awesome view screen, there’s also a small jail cell and the Batwing jet with its wing shooting function, all aimed to help stop the Joker in his tracks.

$49.95


Step2 Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk

Step2 Deluxe Art Master Kids Desk

For kids that love their art, this desk will a great organizational and creative help, complete with molded-in compartments and a hinged dry erase writing surface that wipes clean. Art supplies are kept organized by a raised shelf and there’s a push button light in case dusk is approaching.

$159.99


PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti

PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti

Games are so important for young kids as they learn to socialize and give and take when situations do not go their way. This funny game has kids removing spaghetti whilst trying to stop a yeti from falling, generating humorous moments of action and great social interaction.

$8.79


LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport Building Kit

LEGO City Heavy Cargo Transport Building Kit

This LEGO set has the same high quality pieces you’ve become used to from a children’s toy leader, but this will appeal to those who love big machines. With a heavy truck whose cab opens, a flatbed trailer, and a large rotors-spinning helicopter, the mighty machine fix of any 5 year old kid will be satisfied.

$67.80


Flushin’ Frenzy Game Pop the Poop!

Flushin’ Frenzy Game Pop the Poop!

Young kids seem to have an obsession with toilet humor, and this clever game will be right up their street. By plunging the toilet you’ll set a poop in motion which has to be caught when it emerges flying out of the toilet. Childish laughter and fun at their very best.

$21.99


Lite-Brite Magic Screen Toy

Lite-Brite Magic Screen Toy

This colorful piece of creative art will have kids entertained for weeks as they fashion new and more extravagant pictures from the colored pieces provided. The pieces light up in different fashions depending on setting; flashing, blinking and pulsing to different rhythms powered by only 3xAA batteries.

$12.99


Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Melissa & Doug Pattern Blocks and Boards

Wooden blocks and shapes have always been a mainstay in a child’s initial education as they promote spatial awareness, color recognition, and hand to eye co-ordination. This set has 120 shapes and 5 double sided boards to keep your child challenged and entertained for days to come.

$15.99


Wonder Forge Marvel Matching Game

Wonder Forge Marvel Matching Game

With the current interest in the Marvel superheroes, this picture matching set will grab the attention of young boys as they see their favorite characters. Promoting matching skills and memory development, this simple game will encourage social skills and is easy to grasp and play for even the youngest child.

$12.49


Bricks Gear Building Toy Set

Bricks Gear Building Toy Set

Encourage your child’s spatial awareness and logic skills with this set of interlocking building blocks and gear wheels, featuring over 81 pieces. The motorized spinning gears foster creativity as the young kids seek to make connections across the set that will make the created world function. Requires 1xAA battery.

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Jurassic World Indoraptor Figure

Jurassic World Indoraptor Figure

Young kids love the sheer power and abandon that dinosaurs represent, stomping about throughout the countryside, clearly owning it. This creation will assist in their pretend play, allowing them to tell stories of the ancient animals of old making their world and surviving many battles with their special claws.

$21.99


Blokus Strategy Game

Blokus Strategy Game

Get young lads thinking with this strategy game that takes less than a minute to learn but which is playable by the whole family. Stake your claim and protect your territory by fitting as many of your pieces in the board as possible whilst blocking those of your opponent.

$23.99


HEXBUG Nano Nitro Pack

HEXBUG Nano Nitro Pack

With their penchant for bugs and creepy crawlies, youngsters will love this collection of mini robotic critters that come in multiple colors. Featuring vibration technology, these little bots have supercharged speed and are gravity defying, and come with batteries included so they are ready for action.

$19.99


Trouble Game

Trouble Game

Most of the time, kids avoid trouble. This old-school Trouble game is as much fun today as it was when we played it back in the day. Pop-O-Matic die rolling fun keeps the action going as your pegs race to the finish. Send your buddies home and stay out of Trouble!

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LEGO City Great Vehicles Pickup & Caravan Building Kit

LEGO City Great Vehicles Pickup & Caravan Building Kit

LEGO building sets are the most fun you can have with interconnecting blocks. Detailed pieces add to the playtime fun as you direct your LEGO people in various adventures, like a camping and fishing expedition with the LEGO City Great Vehicles Pickup & Caravan. Everything you want for a great weekend outing.

$94.99


Nerf Sports Weather Blitz

Nerf Sports Weather Blitz

The Nerf Sports Weather Blitz Football is the ideal outdoor toy. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can keep an athlete from the game. The all-weather ready football will keep your junior quarterback in practice throughout the off-season, even with weird climate changes. That’s dedication to the sport.

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Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex

Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex

Fisher-Price Imaginext Ultra T-Rex — Ice. If that isn’t intimidating enough, wait until you check out this huge dino-robot-playset figure. It walks, it roars, it shoots ice bombs: this is the stuff little boys’ dreams are made of. If you’re looking for amazing gifts for 5 year old boys, you just found the king.

$390.00


Hot Wheels Sharkbait Play Set

Hot Wheels Sharkbait Play Set

The Sharkbait playset for Hot Wheels is compatible with other Hot Wheels tracks, so add a threatening water hazard to your diecast racing adventure. Or play with it on its own. It has a boat launcher with a cool jump-off ocean wave ramp, a jet skier, and a toothy shark to defeat.

$59.99


Beyblade Burst Starter Winning Valkyrie

Beyblade Burst Starter Winning Valkyrie

If your favorite boy is a fan of Beyblade, he will be over the moon to get the Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst B-104 Starter Winning Valkyrie. The brilliant colors make the action even more exciting. This is perfect for Beyblade role-playing, or a get together with friends for a little match of skills.

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Hot Wheels Super Speed Race

Hot Wheels Super Speed Race

Hot Wheels Super Speed Race is the fastest two-lane track for the hottest racing action diecast cars have ever seen. One car comes with the set to challenge all the others. Each lap finished pops a spectator out of the grandstand until one winner gets the final flag.

$23.99

13 Best Toys and Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Diy Dinosaur Eggs

Diy Dinosaur Eggs

Dinosaurs have been and probably always will be fascinating to kids (and most adults, too). Whether you’re hosting a dinosaur party, treasure hunt, or just learning paleontological facts, this DIY tutorial for making dinosaur “eggs” is a fun craft to do for your kids. Let them help and increase the fun!

Diy Homemade Dinosaur Eggs Dig Kit Tutorial

Diy Homemade Dinosaur Eggs Dig Kit Tutorial

Here are two variations on a super simple “recipe” for making dinosaur eggs. Each organic-looking shaped orb hosts a plastic toy dinosaur and is perfect for junior archeologists. Make them ahead of time for a class activity, dinosaur-themed party, or send them home with party guests to keep the excitement going.

Diy Dinosaur Fossils

Diy Dinosaur Fossils

There are never too many plastic dinosaurs or too many ideas for fun projects using them. This one is a favorite: fossils. Follow the easy do-it-yourself tutorial for easy dough, then get busy imprinting it with dinos, footprints, or leaves for ready-to-paint fossils. Display them or “dig” them up for added drama.

Diy Star Wars Play Dough Kit

Diy Star Wars Play Dough Kit

For those younger kids who have taken to the resurgence in the Star Wars films, this play dough set will be a gift a Jedi couldn’t surpass. Follow the blog’s instructions to create a galaxy filled with starships and planets they’ll recognize from the movies, old and new.

Diy Take Along Construction Kit

Diy Take Along Construction Kit

When travelling to relatives or popping round to a friend’s house, it can be useful to take a familiar toy with your child. This blog details how to make a construction set that a kid can use without the need for anything external, keeping them entertained while you chat.

Diy Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe

Diy Glow in the Dark Slime Recipe

Kids are obsessed with slime, in all its gooey forms, but the slime from this blog is special in that it glows. With the simple instructions in this blog, you can create this wondrous substance that will mesmerize your child at night and provide as much fun during the day.

Diy Homemade Bow and Arrows

Diy Homemade Bow and Arrows

There’s nothing like the feel of firing a real arrow, and with this blog you can create safe arrows and bows for use at home. Complete with rubber tips, this blog takes you through the creation process and has advice on how to use these items safely and appropriately.

Diy Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids

Diy Goldfish in a Bag Soap for Kids

Young kids love animals and this clever blog will teach you how to produce a soap that looks just like a goldfish in a bag and which will fascinate children. With clear photographs and helpful instructions, you’ll find your creative urge taking over in no time.

Diy Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

Diy Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs

Take advantage of the dinosaur craze to get a bath bomb into the tub with your 5 year old and enhance the cleaning process. This blog details how to create safe bath bombs that break down to leave a small toy dinosaur behind, which will delight kids during this sometimes fraught time.

Diy Pirate Map and Treasure Hunting Game

Diy Pirate Map and Treasure Hunting Game

Create your own pirate treasure map game with this creative blog that describes a process that the whole family can get involved in. Great photographs and clear instructions mean that making the game and playing it are fun and productive family times you’ll enjoy to the full.

Diy Bubble Bath Playdough Recipe

Diy Bubble Bath Playdough Recipe

Create play dough for the bath that produces bubbles to thrill your children with this creative blog from an experienced mom. With clear and concise instructions, you’ll find the creative process easier than you think, as you make a product that stands up to those purchased from the mall.

Diy Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

Diy Stuffed Felt Alphabet Letters (Sewing Tutorial)

Learning their letters is a necessary part of early education but it needs to be done in a fun and constructive way. You can enhance the time spent at home by following this blog and creating hand sewn letters that your young child will be able to use to try and spell out words.

Diy Portable Lego Tray Table

Diy Portable Lego Tray Table

Without doubt, LEGO is one of the favorite toys for any boy, but some kids have so much LEGO it can be hard to keep under control. Fear not, for this blog will show you how to build a table with sides created to allow play but keep the many bricks contained in one space.

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