The Best Gifts For 5-Year-Old Boys
If you're looking for a great gift for a 5-year-old boy, you're in the right place. We've discovered the most dynamic toys for little guys. 5-year-olds are energetic, imaginative, and looking for fun, and our toy picks are up to the challenge of entertaining this age!
The Guide has it all right here, from a dinosaur ride-on racer to a snuggly Pikachu, to crazy, voice-activated spiders. You're sure to find the perfect gift from among these imaginative items. Read on to find something rad, then click for easy ordering; it's all available online. Let the gift shopping begin!
If you've got a kid who's into barns, you can't go wrong with this amazing Playmobil set. There are 222 detailed plastic pieces, including a horse, cow, and other animals. Plus 2 farmers, the silo, fencing, and of course the red barn itself. Best for ages 5 and up.
The louder you yell, the faster this fuzzy spider moves! Yellies are hilarious (but also annoying when your kid won't stop yelling) little toys. Available in a variety of styles, these voice-activated critters scoot around the floor providing endless entertainment. Their eyes light up and their little legs move. Yellies are ready to go right out of the box; batteries included. Best for ages 5 and up.
Magic Tracks Turbo RC
The flexible RC car tracks that glow in the dark — Magic Tracks — are a sought-after gift. The included race car (in either red or blue) features 6 LED lights for added effects. 200 pieces of neon glow track are included in the set, plus a remote control, ramp, decals, and more. All of the Magic Tracks sets are compatible, an added bonus. Recommend for ages 3 and up. 2 AA batteries are not included.
‘LEGO Movie 2’ Build Set
Kids can build with the star of the LEGO movies, Emmet, with this new LEGO set. This versatile set comes in a sturdy carrying case — perfect for storage or travel. Construct 3 models with the included bricks: Emmet's digger vehicle, a house and a construction mech. Also includes an Emmet minifigure, plus his tiny shovel and pickaxe. 125 pieces in all; best for ages 5+. Lucy's Builder Box is also available!
Power Action Pikachu
Pikachu, I choose you! That's what your little one will say to this fun, light-up plush from Wicked Cool Toys. This cuddly cartoon character speaks, shakes, and features various lights and sounds. Pikachu has over 15 phrases, and he responds to interaction. Best for ages 4 and up.
Really Rad Robots MiBro
This fun little remote control robot is #1! MiBro includes fun props, like a foam finger, ball and net, and gun. Kids are in control of over 50 sounds and functions, including stealth mode. Best for ages 5 and up, this 3.5" tall robot needs 3 AA batteries (not included).
Power Wheels Dino Racer
A dinosaur ride-on ATV for kids? Talk about a dream gift! This 'Jurassic World'-themed racer can hit a max speed of 6mph. Take this raptor off-road, and even reverse at up to 3 mph. Best for ages 3 to 7, this Power Wheels one-seater includes a 12-volt battery and charger. Max. weight is 65 lbs. Available in gray or green.
Power Movers Dump Truck
Classic Tonka vehicles have a fresh new look! Power Movers will satisfy any kid who loves dump trucks, excavators, or cement mixers. They feature motion drive technology — push the vehicle and sounds are activated and lights flash. Hear the engine rev and more. Best for ages 3 and up. Batteries included!
‘Incredibles 2’ Hydroliner
Little fans of Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2 movie will love this Hydroliner playset. It includes an Elastigirl figure, and a fold-out "ice slide," as well as a launching projectile, a separate watercraft, and a grabbing arm. (Best for ages 3+ due to small parts.)
Kurio Watch 2.0
This is a real smartwatch for little kids!
It features 128MB internal memory, a card slot for extra memory, USB cable, rechargeable battery, camera & video, alarm, activity tracker, games & apps, Bluetooth technology, emergency contact info, and more. The Kurio Smart Watch is sure to wow the tech-savvy guy in your life. Available in purple or blue (each comes with an additional color change band).
This fun little set is perfect for tossing in a travel bag. Tucked inside the handy tin are all the makings of a restaurant play set. Included are menus, placemats, a mini pen, an order pad, and toy food. It's a great distraction to pull out when kids need to sit still. Kittd makes other themed mini sets as well: dinos, van Gogh, table soccer, puppet show, fairy meadow, tic-tac-toe, and more.
It's an interactive Chewbacca! Make little Star Wars dreams come true with this lifelike FurReal Chewie. He has over 100 reactions including roars, Wookie words, and facial expressions. He responds to both sound and motion, making him both adorable and super-cool.
Whether Chewbacca is enjoying a head scratch, snoring, or throwing up his arms and roaring, this will be one treasured toy. Best for ages 4 and up. 4 1.5v AA batteries required; demo batteries included.
Star Wars Lightsaber
Light up the galaxy with Yoda's lightsaber. Exciting lights and sounds make for a satisfying battle against evil.
Kylo Ren and Darth Vader's lightsabers are also available. 3AAA batteries not included. Also includes a connector for other BladeBuilders toys.
Maui's magical fish hook isn't the only fun accessory in this Moana tie-in play set.
Kids can reenact awesome ocean exploits with Moana, Maui, Pua, and Hei Hei, plus removable outfits, oar, and of course, the fish hook. If he loves the movie, this is a solid choice.
Zuru Bunch O Balloons
This ZURU outdoor toy is genius. Hook up the nozzle to the hose and watch whole bunches of water balloons fill up at once.
Over 100 balloons fill in just 60 seconds (each pack comes with three bunches of 35 balloons). When they're full they pop off and kids can start lobbing watery bombs immediately!
The new Robo Alive snake is creepy, realistic fun! Watch it slither, flick its tongue, and stare menacingly.
Kids go wild for the robotic pet trend, and Zuru's new reptiles are great additions -- a lizard is also available! For ages 3+, the robo snake requires 2AA batteries (not included).
Playmobil Garbage Truck
In the birthday gift price range, pick up the Playmobil Green Recycling Truck.
It's a great value for all the fun features in this 27-piece set. Includes two figures, truck that can lift and empty cans, cans, and recyclables. Best for ages 4-10.
A preschool favorite, the PBS show "PJ Masks" features Owlette, Gekko, and Catboy, three child superheroes who save the world at night. The latest surefire hit toy is the Super Moon Adventure HQ Rocket from Just Play. Just like the new rocket on the series, this one features cool lights and sounds (just push the button near the handle).
The cockpit fits all three heroes, and Gekko's Space Rover motorcycle (included) fits in the storage area below. The Super Moon Rocket is best for ages 3 and up, and two AAA batteries are included.
Didn't find what you were looking for? We've got you covered. We compiled a guide of the hottest toys this holiday season, as well as gift guides for two-year-old girls, six-year-old girls, three-year-old girls, six-year-old boys, four-year-old girls, five-year-old girls and three-year-old boys.