Awesome Gifts for the 5-Year-Old Boy In Your Life

Awesome Gifts for the 5-Year-Old Boy In Your Life

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Awesome Gifts for the 5-Year-Old Boy In Your Life

Gifts for Little Guys

Shopping for a five-year-old boy is not always the easiest task, especially since their interests change about as frequently as their socks. To make it a little less daunting, we’ve compiled some of the best gift options for little guys. Whether the boy you’re shopping for is interested in games, educational toys, or getting active, these ideas are sure to spark and keep his attention.


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Budsies
Budsies

Custom Stuffed Animals

$129 from Budsies

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Bring your child's creative sketches to life with Budsies, which creates custom stuffed animals based on drawings and other artwork. Each handmade stuffed toy is transformed into a 16-inch, 3D version — though you can upgrade to a 30-inch stuffed animal — for a present that celebrates your kid's one-of-a-kind artistry.

Skillmatics Indoor Scavenger Hunt Card Game
Amazon

Skillmatics Indoor Scavenger Hunt Card Game

$15 from Amazon

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This exciting game includes 50 game cards, an instruction manual, and a convenient carrying case. With plenty of prompts, kids will be entertained for hours, all while engaging in an educational activity meant to increase their logical thinking skills.


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The Floor Is Lava Game
Target

The Floor Is Lava Game

$17 from Target

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If you ever pretended that the floor of your living room was made of lava and tossed couch cushions in your path to keep you from melting, this game will make you feel nostalgic. It includes 25 colored foam tiles, 27 action cards, and a spinner. This is the ultimate game to promote physical activity and family bonding since adults can play too.

Adventure Force Crash Racers Motorized Vehicle Playset
Walmart

Adventure Force Crash Racers Motorized Vehicle Playset

$30 from Walmart

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This NASCAR Figure 8 circuit track is motorized, making it more engaging than a standard race track set. Kids can flash-charge the cars that come with the set for ten seconds and the vehicles will last for 50 laps around the track before needing another charge. 


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Squigz
Fat Brain Toys

Squigz

$27 from Fat Brain Toys

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When kids play with STEM toys, they expand their minds and have plenty of fun in the process. Squigz connect to each other and other solid, non-porous surfaces with suction. Whether they play with them on the side of the bathtub or on the kitchen floor, kids can use their imagination and these fun toys to create all sorts of objects.

Illuminated, Interactive Glow Shirt
Etsy

Illuminated, Interactive Glow Shirt

$23 from Etsy

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Five-year-old boys everywhere are suckers for anything that glows in the dark. These unique, machine-washable shirts invite your child to create designs with an included glow pen. The best part? The effect only lasts 5 to 10 minutes before fading, so your little guy can keep on creating.


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Osmo Detective Agency STEM Toy
Amazon

Osmo Detective Agency STEM Toy

$40 and up from Amazon

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Osmo offers a variety of kits that are compatible with iPads and Fire tablets. The Detective Agency learning game is particularly educational and engaging. The game focuses on trivia facts related to geography, history, and culture while emphasizing listening and observation skills.

Lite Brite (new)
Target

Lite Brite

$15 from Target

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First produced in 1967, Lite Brite is a truly classic toy that has exuded serious staying power for a reason. The toy includes an LED light board with design templates and more than 200 light pegs so your kiddo can create countless light-up pictures.


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Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet
Walmart

Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

$24 from Walmart

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Another fun toy that allows kids to create light-up pictures is this Crayola light board drawing tablet. The board includes washable gel FX markers that lets kids draw directly on a frame with built-in LED lights.

Sky Nook Swing
Fat Brain Toys
Dino Egg Dig Kit
Amazon

Dino Egg Dig Kit

$20 from Amazon

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There’s just something about little boys and dinosaurs. This fun set lets kids pretend to be a paleontologist, excavating toy dinosaurs from the 12 included eggs. Each egg comes with a corresponding card to teach your little guy all about the dinosaur he just uncovered.

Hot Wheels Color Reveal Vehicles
Target

Hot Wheels Color Reveal Vehicles

$11 from Target

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Hot Wheels have been around since 1968 and, since then, the toy company has continuously evolved to offer new and exciting options. The Color Reveal vehicles set includes two cars covered in a special coating and contained in a barrel. Kids can fill the reusable barrel with water, swirl the car inside it, and watch as the water changes color and reveals a new design on each vehicle. 


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LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase
Walmart

LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase

$16 from Walmart

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With so many different options for LEGO kits — including some insanely elaborate and expensive selections — you really can’t go wrong with something simple for a five-year-old. This classic LEGO set includes 213 pieces in assorted sizes and colors, allowing kids to let their imaginations take control rather than following a specific set of instructions.

Electronic Arcade Basketball
Fat Brain Toys
The Nugget Play Couch
Nugget

The Nugget Play Couch

$229 and up from Nugget

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The Nugget couch consists of four foam pieces covered in microsuede fabric in a color of your choosing. A base, cushion, and two triangle pillows are included, and kiddos can reconfigure the couch in tons of different ways to lounge, slide, and play with this adaptable piece of furniture.

Marvel Spider-Man Interactive Smart Watch
Amazon

Marvel Spider-Man Interactive Smart Watch

$35 from Amazon

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If the five-year-old little guy in your life is a fan of this web-slinging superhero, this is the ultimate gift. The interactive smart watch comes equipped with a selfie camera, pedometer, three games, a calculator, alarm, stopwatch, and voice recorder. 


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VTech KidiGo Basketball Hoop
Target

VTech KidiGo Basketball Hoop

$18 from Target

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When it comes to young boys, it’s hard to go wrong with an over-the-door basketball hoop. Not only does this option from VTech allow kids to shoot some hoops from the comfort of their own room, it’s also interactive with lights, a scoreboard, a cheering feature, and five different game modes.

VTech KidiGo Basketball Hoop
Walmart
Mega Marble Run
Fat Brain Toys

Mega Marble Run

$40 from Fat Brain Toys

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Little kids who are interested in engineering are sure to love this mega marble run. With 200 pieces, the large, open-ended set includes 175 tracks and connectors along with 25 marbles, making it the perfect source for endless fun.

HoverShot Shooting Toy
Amazon

HoverShot Shooting Toy

$25 from Amazon

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What better way to practice precision than shooting at a small ball hovering in the air? While a five-year-old might not be the next sharpshooter, there’s certainly an added layer of excitement and allure to this toy shooting game that has all the potential to captivate his attention.


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Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set
Target

Crayola Color Chemistry Lab Set

$26 from Target

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With more than 50 chemistry experiments that all make use of bright, fun colors, this set is sure to wow any five-year-old. This particular gift should be supervised by an adult to prevent the creation of underage mad scientists.

LeapFrog LeapPad Academy Kids Tablet
Walmart
Worm Farm
Fat Brain Toys

Worm Farm

$20 from Fat Brain Toys

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While worms might disgust some people, little boys are often fascinated by them. This transparent case serves as the perfect habitat for worms so kids can observe them as they tunnel through different layers and colors of sand.

Flybar Foam Pogo Jumper
Amazon
Little Live Aqua Dragons
Amazon

Little Live Aqua Dragons

$20 from Amazon

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Want to gift the kiddo in your life with an aquarium that offers the enchantment of a tank full of colorful aquatic creatures without the responsibility of keeping said creatures alive? If so, this is the perfect gift. Kids just place the toy eggs into the habitat and within 48 hours, they hatch and come to life.

Laser X Revolution Two Player Laser Tag Set
Target

Laser X Revolution Two Player Laser Tag Set

$43 from Target

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This laser tag set allows kids to enjoy the excitement and fun of the classic arcade adventure from the comfort of home. While the package might say this toy is for ages six and up, it’s the perfect gift for five-year-olds everywhere. The two-player kit includes two guns and two corresponding light-up chest pieces that enable blasts from up to 300 feet away. 


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