We have rounded up some of the best unique gifts for 5 year old boys to turn any occasion into an exciting adventure. With these handpicked selections from our comprehensive guide, there’s sure to be something here for every young explorer out there.
From imagination-spurring activities and crafts to dexterity games and robotics sets – your little guy is sure to love mastering each one while sparking their creativity in a fun way. Let’s get started discovering all the amazing options waiting just around the corner!
STEAM & Creativity
It’s no secret that boys – especially young boys – are overflowing with energy and creativity! Keeping them busy, productive, and engaged is a challenge.
These days, it’s easy for boys to get lost in video games or sit inertly in front of the TV all day. That’s why introducing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities is so important – which together provide an engaging way to ignite children’s minds.
STEAM activities are not just fun; they also play a key role in the development of essential skills needed throughout life such as problem-solving skills and critical thinking. Here are a few STEAM gifting options:
Encourage STEAM learning and creativity with Connetix tiles. Fostering imagination and learning through play, this starter pack will allow children to build creations such as houses, towers, castles, car parks, rocket ships, sorting boxes and coin drops, explore concepts of magnetism, learn about shapes, patterns and colors, develop fine motor and problem solving skills, plus so much more!
These magnetic tiles are seriously the best gift and toy for kids of all ages, which is why we love them! My kids have loved them from age 2 through currently my son is 6 years old and still plays with them!
Older kids love them too. They’re seriously the toy that my kids never get sick of. Highly recommend!
Art Center Easel
The Deluxe Learn & Play Art Center Easel features a chalk board, magnetic dry erase board, and parchment paper feeder, allowing your little creator to express the brilliant artist inside. A sturdy A-frame construction made of layered pine will last your little artist through the years.
Two wide shelves with two fabric, folding storage bins will keep art supplies easily accessible and organized. Craft paper clips are within easy reach to expand your little one’s options for drawing and painting or giving finished artwork a safe place to dry.
Unleash your kid’s creativity with this amazing Beblox building tiles set that come with 500 pieces. To equip your builders with everything they need to create and anything their heart desires! My son LOVED these!
By stimulating their creativity, these stem projects will you give fine motor and other life skills, a sense of balance, agility, and even the exploration of basic geometry/ constructing/ architectural notions. Use code 10JSMbeblox to save 10% until October 8th.
Erupting Volcano Cakes Kit
This is a fun STEM activity that you can eat with this Erupting Volcano Kit! Put on your hardhat and come journey through the many layers of Earth. Along the way you will learn about chemical reactions as you engineer and bake a volcano cake that you can actually erupt!
This adventure blends food, STEM, and the Arts into educational fun! All the recipes from I’m the Chef Too include educational STEAM concepts.
Dinosaur 3D Screw Box
This 3D screw box set kept my son entertained for hours! He loved building 3D scenes of the Jurassic World with his own functioning electric screwdriver.
Kids are able to put together and take apart the dinosaurs and all parts of the scene with their very own tools that actually work! Arrange the pieces any way you’d like.
Dinosaur World Race Track
My son loves this toy as he created a dinosaur world journey that with this track toy set. The electric cars travel through a forest full of various dinos and the wide tracks make it easy to navigate.
Gross Motor & Outdoor Fun
Gross motor and outdoor toys for young boys can make a world of difference when it comes to keeping them healthy and happy. They offer plenty of benefits for kids, whether they’re running around in the backyard or having an afternoon picnic with family.
From encouraging physical activity to inspiring imagination, these types of toys are invaluable for helping children reach their developmental milestones while still having loads of fun.
What’s Next? Life Size Game
This What’s Next Game is perfect for family or sibling game night or any time your 5 year old is ready to play! It will have them giggling and having fun in no time.
You place the large tiles on the floor, roll the large dice, and walk to that tile to see what’s next- from silly faces to farts.
Flying Orb Ball
The Tikduck Flying Orb Ball is a new way for kids and families to play together, both indoors and outdoors, day or night. My kids are obsessed with this ball and it’s really cool what it can do.
This orb ball gets charged and as you toss it up in the air, it has a boomerang feature that causes it to come back to you!
Dinosaur Rocket Launcher
With a simple stomp, kids launch dinosaur rockets up to 100 ft high! Encourage running, jumping, and aiming skills while releasing energy. It’s the perfect way to inspire outdoor fun and develop hand-eye coordination.
Books can have a major impact on young boys, guiding their journey of life as they grow up. Reading is an important activity that can help shape children’s understanding of the world around them, establish strong reading skills and comprehension abilities, deepen their imaginations, teach empathy for people and ideas different from their own, and provide essential knowledge to be successful in life.
Birtannica’s First Big Book of Why
Britannica’s huge, authoritative, and lavishly illustrated question and answer book will satisfy even the most curious kids, with over 100 questions and answers verified by Britannica experts. Spanning a range of topics including animals, the body, machines, space, and more, this book provides clear and accessible explanations―and even explores some of the mysteries that experts are still trying to solve!
Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong
From fossilized feathers to long-necked look-alikes, this book, “Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong” is packed with so many amazing dinosaur discoveries, you’ll soon become a paleontology pro. Including jaw-dropping research that will debunk many myths about all kinds of prehistoric creatures—you’ll never look at a pigeon the same way again!
With fascinating, friendly, and easy-to-understand text and amazingly detailed color artwork on every page, this beautifully produced hardcover gift book with an incredible tactile cover will delight dinosaur fans of any age.
Clothing & Accessories
PAW Patrol Bamboo Pajamas
I can’t get over how incredibly soft these pajamas are from Bellabu Bear. This material is like butter and your 5 year old boy will absolutely love how cozy they are.
Choose from multiple prints, but the same softness in all of their sets!
It doesn’t have to be Halloween for your 5 year old to dress up like his favorite hero or character. My son told us that he wanted to be an astronaut when he grows up (because what young boy doesn’t?) so this astronaut costume from the Smithsonian Store was perfect for him!
How well does the bedtime routine go at your home?!? The Bedtime Defenderz are here to help. They’re on a mission to protect kids from the “bad guys” when it’s time for lights out.
The world’s first stuffed toy that makes the bedtime routine easier. Each sleep companion includes a bedtime story comic book, power band slap bracelet, and glow-in-the-dark belt buckle.