gifts for 5 year old boy

20 Gifts that a 5 year old needs or wants

Are you searching for the best gifts and toys for a 5 year old boy? We have created a list of gifts that are actually worth buying. Most of these toys will help develop some of the valuable skills. Age 5 is an interesting one when a kid has newly started to socialise with friends in school and they are going through a highly developmental stage. A 5 year old boy can have varied interests too. It can be scientific or musical in nature or something to do with cooking. You can always give him a gift which will encourage to pursue his interests. Giving age-appropriate gifts is very important when choosing a gift for a little boy of this age and we have listed our top choices below:

1. [amazon link=”B07KMBTWMP” title=”Spider-Man Web Launcher Glove“]

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Any 5 year old boy who is a fan of Spiderman would love to convert himself into his favourite superhero. This glove will make him feel like he is the new Spiderman in town. Certainly, one of the unique gifts for 5 year old boy, this is a great gift for any kid who loves superheroes. It’s a plastic glove which the kid can wear to cosplays, which are becoming very popular now. As a RPG toy, this is going to be a great addition to a toy collection. This is the type of gift that is going to make his childhood cool and he’s going to remember this toy for years. The little boy would love to go on his missions and save his city by launching his spider web.

Key Features:

  • Refillable water cartridge
  • Web disc blaster attached
  • 3 Web discs

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2. [amazon link=”B08LZSGGHT” title=”Smartokids 3-in-1 Combo Pack“]

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If you are looking for a gift which serves some real purpose, then a learning toy is always a great choice. This box has puzzles and games which are all educational by nature. The colourful box will provide endless fun for kids aged 4 to 12, so if the kid has a sibling in that age bracket, both of them would enjoy learning while playing. The pack has been designed with the help of child development experts  so that it helps to boost concentration and memory.  Nothing on the box is made of plastic, making it eco-friendly and also safe for kids. Multiple skills are put to use in the games like coordination, motor, listening and logical reasoning. Memory, attention and imagination improves while playing the games.

Key Features:

  • Designed by experts
  • Develops skills

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3. [amazon link=”B084BQBMWW” title=”H5 Domino Creations 100-Piece Set“]

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This game develops imagination power in kids and stimulates creativity and increases curiosity. It also helps in the development of hand-eye coordination. One of the fun gifts for 5 year old boy, he will be using mathematical and scientific skills while playing this one and spatial tactile skills too. This game helps to put the free hours to use effectively while he has fun with the brightly-coloured blocks and makes different arrangements with them. This game is all about patience and coordination. After designing and building, toddlers love to watch the chain effect on tumbling dominoes. Help a 5 year old become a legendary domino builder and a master at toppling dominoes!.

Key Features:

  • STEM / STEAM based game
  • Family can play together
  • Direction sheets and photographs provided

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4. [amazon link=”B000F72CRM” title=”Cricket Set for Kids“]

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This is one of the best quality wooden cricket sets that we have found for kids. Playtime will be a lot more enjoyable for any 5 year old who receives this kit as a gift. During vacations, he would love to go outdoors and play cricket with this set. And when it’s not a good idea to play outdoors, he can enjoy playing inside the house with family and friends. Cricket is a team sport which is based largely on interaction and hence it will develop social skills in the child. This kit has been specially designed for kids aged between 5 to 8, so the boy can comfortably play with the set till he turns 8. The sturdy set will be an amazing birthday gift for a 5 year old and he will enjoy playing with it daily. It can be carried for family picnics in the PVC bag that comes with it and everyone will be having a whale of a time. If some little boy wants to be a cricketer, he can learn the basics with this kit.

Key Features:

  • Great beginner’s kit
  • Good for camps and picnics
  • Contains wooden bat with rubber grip, 4 stumps and a rubber ball

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5. [amazon link=”B07DNBZQFB” title=”Indoor Hover Football for Kids“]

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We are delighted to find this toy and think this is one of the best presents for 5 year old boy. This is a football or soccer disc having foam bumpers and a LED light. What sets this ball apart from the regular one is the fact that it is an air-hovering one. It might look like a strange toy to us adults who are used to traditional football. But the pneumatic suspension is what will attract the kid and make him fall in love with this unique ball. He can play on almost any kind of indoor flooring with this ball. This is best for a single child who has to spend a lot of time indoors without meeting any friends. He will love kicking around the ball inside his house. But the adults don’t have to worry about any damage to floors, walls or furniture because the soft foam cushion will protect them and also the kids playing with it.

Key Features:

  • Protective foam bumper
  • Can be played solo or with friends
  • Vacuum is generated inside football

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6. [amazon link=”B002ZCZ0F6” title=”Hot Wheels 5 Car Gift Pack“]

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Boys love to play with cars. Hot Wheels has always been known for their design and quality. The high quality products coming from one of the best brands make this gift set an instant winner. All the cars that are included in this pack are of different styles. As seen in the images, the hot wheels look very realistic. A toddler can think of various imaginative stories while playing with these miniature cars. For e.g.: He can be a part of an exciting cop chase with the police car! Premium quality material used in making these cars give them longevity and one can keep them in his collection for years. Because there are no batteries involved, they can be operated easily. As they are small in size, the cars can be carried while travelling to keep the little boy busy.

Key Features:

  • 5 vehicles based on a theme
  • Realistic miniature cars
  • Strong built

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7. [amazon link=”B07QDRLNP1″ title=”Chalk and Chuckles Rolling Tales“]

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Any kid would love to play this amusing game. It will sharpen his creativity and imagination as he has to think up stories. He will enjoy writing and telling stories. Because we are living amidst a pandemic, children too remain stressed.  But they can hide their feelings too which is not good for young minds. With the help of the feelings dice, the recipient of this gift will be able to talk about his emotions. Stories can be based on any genre. The writing folder will help him record his writing. He can play this with his family. Families can have hours of creative fun making up stories. With all the drafting, revising and editing, who knows, you will help the little boy become the next Ruskin Bond.

Key Features:

  • Brings out hidden potential in child
  • Develops confidence
  • Helps players connect emotionally

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8. [amazon link=”B07H5Q4SFL” title=”Winning Fingers Fishing Game“]

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A fishing game is also one of the good gifts for 5 year old boy. This fishing game can be played in two ways. It can be played using the forehead by wearing headbands or by holding the fishing rod in hands. A 5 year old might find it a bit frustrating to play using a headband. But he is not going to miss out on any fun by playing it the regular way. However it is played, it will help in improving logical thinking capability, eye-hand coordination, motor skills and creativity. The rotating fish pool keeps the game challenging and fun too. A player has to catch most fish using his mini fishing pole. Not only does the fish board spin, the fishes bob up and down while opening and closing their mouths. It is a game which requires patience but is not boring at all.

Key Features:

  • Innovative take on a classic game
  • 2 ways of playing
  • Entertaining and fast-paced

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9. [amazon link=”B07WGHZMH1″ title=”Superman Action Figure“]

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When you are thinking about getting cool toys for 5 year old boy, nothing beats an action figure. Among all the DC superheroes of Justice League, many little boys are fond of Superman. When you give this toy to a Superman fan, he will forget about all the toys having sounds and lights. He will spend hours with this figure as he will be able to make Superman pose as he wants. It will be a treat for him to recreate the epic battles. He can also use his imagination to think of new stories and then let his superman embark on a new battle. He will love the detailed cape and power suit. The figure looks almost the same to the one he has been watching on screens.

Key Features:

  • 11 points of articulation
  • Great detailing
  • 12 inch big 

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10. [amazon link=”B07KJCYSH3″ title=”Minicult Baby Boy’s Cotton Regular Fit Pyjama Set“]

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You can get this set of 6 printed pyjama bottoms for a 5 year old. These pants all have different colours and prints on them. Wearing those, any kid will feel comfortable and look stylish. Made with pure soft cotton, the pyjamas are nicely stretchable which makes them perfect for daily wear. The printing and colours are fade-resistant and the quality is excellent too.

Key Features:

  • Cuffed bottoms
  • Breathable fabric
  • Cute prints

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11. [amazon link=”B079QB3DJY” title=”MiBRO – Interactive Remote Control Robot“]

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Little boys love to control robots. And this one we have found is delightful because it is a prank bot. The robot can also be a 5 year old’s P.A.  The tray of the robot can be used for transferring small things or can be used as a goal post. Having more than 50 sound effects and functions, the robot will also help the naughty little boy play pranks on whoever he wants to. With the help of the remote, he will also be able to talk through the robot. He can make the robot tell jokes, give him commands and also use his robot much like a walkie-talkie. The feature which will be loved by him is that the robot will help him to eavesdrop! Any kid would love to spend a few hours a day with his bro –  the dancing, speaking, listening robot who can do these and a whole lot more.

Key Features:

  • Loaded with different sound effect modes
  • Stealth mode for spying
  • Can carry upto 400gm

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12. [amazon link=”B08D6WHJ3M” title=”HEXBUG JUNKBOTS Trash Bin Assortment Kit“]

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This is another toy which builds up a child’s skills and encourages him to be imaginative. It is a STEM product. There are 24 pieces in this kit that make up a robot. Once you hand this chained bin box to a 5 year old, he has to unlock it, go through the trash and find the pieces to create his robot. It will be a new kind of unboxing that he’ll experience which will need him to be creative. Afterall, he will be creating his own static robot with pieces that he finds in a box of junk. No, you will not be wasting money with this box of waste!.

Key Features:

  • Alien powered toys
  • Treasures and clues hidden amidst junk
  • A S.T.E.M toy

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13. [amazon link=”B09264FS7R” title=”Walkie Talkie Set for Kids“]

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Walkie Talkies are awesome gifts for 5 year old boy. A small boy would love playing with these walkie talkies for hours. He can use it while playing on the terrace or garden, or he can play anywhere inside the house. They are light making them perfect for small hands to hold them. It has a range of 20 meters. The voice activated toys are fitted with antennas and deliver clear sounds. It is a 2 player system which lets 2 buddies stay connected. The antennae can be extended and a button needs to be pushed before talking into it. There is also an On/Off button on the other side. 

Key Features:

  • Good quality plastic
  • Functional antennas
  • Light in weight

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14. [amazon link=”B07NLD53JY” title=”LEGO City Fire Chief Response Truck“]

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This set has 200 pieces and it is a perfect set of a 5 year old boy who loves to play with building blocks and is awed by the firefighters. The 2 miniatures included are a firefighter and the fire chief, Freya McCloud . There is also a fire axe, fire extinguisher, a mug, 2 cones, an electrical box with opening doors, a water cannon, a walkie talkie and a removable ladder. The instructions given are easy to understand and a 5 year old boy can play alone following them.  Because of the age group it is alloted to, the fire truck too is not very difficult to build. But in case the boy you are giving it to finds it a bit hard, he can always take someone’s help and build it together. It will be a lovely bonding time between the two, be it a sibling or a parent.

Key Features:

  • RPG 
  • Easy to build
  • Fun accessories

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15. [amazon link=”B00000K3BR” title=”Stomp Rocket Junior Glow“]

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Our search for good presents for 5 year old boy brought us to this really good game. Playing only cricket and football while playing in the park can get boring eventually. This blast pad rocket launcher is a new game which can help to break the monotony. A kid would love to jump on the launcher or stomp on it to see how high he can get the foam missiles to fly. The missiles can go to 100 feet high! What makes this even cooler is that the rockets glow in the dark and can be used for playing after dusk. The foam rockets instead of plastic make them ideal for kids. The game is also a good way of exercising as the player needs to jump high and higher.

Key Features:

  • Easily portable
  • Glow in the dark missiles
  • S.T.E.M game

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16. [amazon link=”B00UB7P0XY” title=”Outfoxed Board Game“]

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Board games are always good gifts for 5 year old boy too. It is a cooperative whodunnit game, meaning the players have to be in collaboration to solve the case of Mrs. Plumpert’s missing pot pie. The players have to collect clues and use the scanner to eliminate suspects. The objective is to catch the sly fox who is the real thief before the players get outfoxed by him. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete the game and teaches a kid deductive reasoning and also cooperation skills. Adults will enjoy playing this game with the kid equally and he won’t need to plead anyone to join the game while playing it.

Key Features:

  • Teaches to be co-operative
  • Enhances logical reasoning
  • Includes fun clue cards and evidence scanner

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17. [amazon link=”B087R4RD1Z” title=”Kids Fort Building Kit“]

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If you have been searching for DIY present ideas for 5 year old boy, this is a really good one. It lets a kid assemble his own fort. After successfully putting his fort up, he can also try to add walls to it by putting bed covers. A kid can build different kinds of forts like an igloo or a castle, only if he uses his imagination. But till a brilliant idea lights up his mind, he can always follow the blueprint given on the instruction manual. As a gift sharpening the STEM skills, it is an ultimate one. So for a change, not by using chairs or tables, the lucky one will build his kingdom using connectors and poles.

Key Features:

  • Develops problem solving skills
  • Easy to assemble
  • Can be set up indoors or outdoors

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18. [amazon link=”B01A8TX77A” title=”Traditional Line Up 4 Board Game“]

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This is a classic game which most of us have played when we were kids. A child learns how to strategize as he makes predictions. He also learns true sportsmanship spirit. This has always been one of the best family board games. Though most boards which are designed for this game are suitable for ages 6 and up, this one has been built for players aged 3 and above. Whoever you gift this game too, his full family will benefit from it. They would love to enjoy playing this game on game nights or rainy days when they are stuck at home. It is a great birthday gift or a Christmas stocking filler.

Key Features:

  • Iconic game
  • Simple game
  • 2 player game

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19. [amazon link=”B01A8TX77A” title=”VTech Kidizoom Camera Pix“]

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Still looking for cool gifts for 5 year old boy? How about giving him his own personal camera. Whenever a kid sees an adult playing using mobiles or taking photos with DSLR, they wish they had their own gadgets too. And kids today are smart who even watch reviews of games on YouTube. This sturdy camera can take 2 Megapixel photos and there are many photo effects, games and a video mode too. Now the 5 year old can make his videos too and his mom and dad can store them in their laptop using the USB cable.

Key Features:

  • Selfie mode
  • Photo collage can be made
  • 4x zoom

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20. [amazon link=”B0070W5556″ title=”Orchard Toys Football Game“]

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This board game is another of the best presents for 5 year old boy, especially if he is a soccer fan. The classic snakes and ladders game has been set on a football theme. So it is a fun and simple game which gets over much before it can turn boring. What makes this snake and ladder game even more exciting is that each player gets his own separate board. A great game which again a kid can play with his family as all the members must be remembering how simple and fun the original game was.

Key Features:

  • Great for football fans
  • Apt for snakes and ladders-lovers too
  • Separate boards for each player

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What do you think about the wonderful variety of gifts that we have curated? Certainly you have got a peek into what kinds of toys 5-year-olds are into these days. We have really concentrated on getting age-appropriate gifts. None of the games are complex and most are educational but fun which will get appreciation from parents as well as the boy. And then there are few which need him to be active and will give him an outlet to release his energy.