The Best Gifts For 5-Year-Old Boys
What do you do with a 5-year-old boy? You try to channel all that energy into something other than tearing through your hallways. Whether you need a birthday gift fast, or just something to keep him entertained during that day off from school, we rounded up the best toys and gifts for 5-year-old boys, all available on Amazon no less. From a dinosaur ride racer to the latest Play-Doh set, to farting ninjas (yes, really), we have the 5-year-old in your life covered.
Coolest Play-Doh Set
The latest Play-Doh set is really cool: This Rollzies edition includes Color Burst dough so kids can create crazy faux frozen treats like waffle dessert tacos. It's a great bang for your buck too since you get four Color Burst cans of Play-Doh, five normal tubs of Play-Doh, cups, spoons, and a rolling pin.
For Calico Critter Fans
Treat his itty bitty Calico Critter figurines to some tasty brick-oven pizza with this new restaurant set that has all the sweet details (we especially love the tiny kitchen utensils and pizzas in various cooking stages). Also, a great feature of the village playsets is that they combine with other buildings (the pizzeria connects to the grocery market for example).
Best Gross-out Gift
5-year-olds never tire of flatulence. And they're often fond of ninjas. And pulling pranks. So a farting ninja toy that surprises its enemies? Genius. These four ninja figurines are motion activated — they'll release 10 different gassy noises on unsuspecting victims. And if your kiddos is really into the action (let's be real, he will be), there's a free app available that has a "fart mixer" and a fart photo booth, among other charming features.
For Truck Lovers
The latest Hot Wheels set is a two-for-one deal. It's a monster truck transporter that morphs into a booby-trapped raceway. The first truck to win the race and land in the trophy triggers a track attack, while the other cars go crashing off the raceway. This set also comes with a Hot Wheels car and Hot Wheels Monster Truck so your 5-year-old can get into the action immediately.
Best for Builders
Little builders will spend hours at this table, and parents will love the convenience. Store LEGOs and the like inside the bins, and build on the top. The removable top pulls open to reveal a collapsible storage bin (one of three total). Unlike other building brick tables on the market, this particular one is super sturdy and is also compatible with building bricks including LEGO and DUPLO.
For Pokemon Fans
I choose you, Pikachu! And he can also choose seven other creatures from the hit animated series/movie/game "Pokemon" when you gift your kindergartener this pack of figurines. Parent hack: these action figures make perfect birthday cake toppers.
Best Barn Playset
If you've got an animal loving kid who's into barns, horses, and feeding horses apples off the ground, you can't go wrong with this farmer 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.
This Jurassic World-themed racer can hit a maximum 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 battery and charger. Max. weight is 65 lbs — sorry, parents.
Best Star Wars Gift
This is an interactive Chewbacca that will make any Star Wars fans' dreams come true. He has over 100 reactions including roars, Wookie words, and facial expressions. He responds to both sound and motion, enjoys a head scratch, will often be found snoring, and can even throw up his arms and wail just like the real Chewbacca.
Coolest RC Racing Set
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 LED lights for added effects. 200 pieces of neon glow track are included in the set, plus a remote control, ramp, and decals. An added bonus? All of the Magic Tracks sets are compatible.
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.