The Best Gifts For 5-Year-Old Boys

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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!

01

Playmobil Barn

Playmobil Barn

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.

02

Yellies

Yellies

The louder you yell, the faster this animated, fuzzy toy moves. Yellies are hilarious little motorized toys (but also can get annoying when your kid won't stop yelling). The voice-activated critters crazily scoot around the floor; their eyes light up and their little legs move as they respond to your child's voice. Yellies! are ready to go right out of the box; batteries included.

03

Magic Tracks Turbo RC

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.

04

‘LEGO Movie 2’ Build Set

‘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!

05

Plush Pikachu

Plush Pikachu

If you have a Pokemon fan in your household, this stuffy is a necessity. This cuddly version of Pikachu, shakes, lights up, and can repeat over 15 phrases. He even responds to interaction, which the popular playing cards can't do. 

06

Really Rad Robots MiBro

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).

07

Power Wheels Dino Racer

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.

08

Power Movers Dump Truck

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!

09

‘Incredibles 2’ Hydroliner

‘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.)

10

Kurio Watch 2.0

Kurio Watch 2.0

The Kurio Watch 2.0 is a great starter smartwatch. It features 128MB internal memory, a card slot for extra memory, USB cable, rechargeable battery, camera and video, alarm, activity tracker, games and apps, Bluetooth technology, emergency contact info, and more. It's packed with cool features, but the simple design is easy for 5-year-olds to navigate. 

11

Diner On-the-Go

Diner On-the-Go

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.

12

Furreal Chewbacca

Furreal Chewbacca

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.

13

Star Wars Lightsaber

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.

14

Hasbro Pie Face Showdown Game

Hasbro Pie Face Showdown Game

The player who doesn't get "creamed" wins in this popular game.

The throwing arm could launch whipped cream at any moment! Make family game nights even sweeter with Pie Face.

15

Budsies Custom Stuffed Toy

Budsies Custom Stuffed Toy

Create a stuffed toy from your child's drawing!

This amazing company will make a custom toy from the masterpiece you send in. So cool. This unique gift will thrill the artistic kiddo in your life.

16

Moana Figurines

Moana Figurines

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.

17

Bunch O Balloons

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!

18
Robo Alive Snake

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).

19

Playmobil Garbage Truck

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.

20
PJ Masks Rocket

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. 

21

Bubble Machine

Bubble Machine

What little kid doesn't like bubbles?

He'll be entertained by the flurry of bubbles pumped out by this battery-operated toy - it makes 500 bubbles per minute! A perfect birthday party or picnic addition. 6AA batteries required.

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 girlssix-year-old girls, three-year-old girlssix-year-old boysfour-year-old girls, five-year-old girls and three-year-old boys.

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