5 Year Old Boy Gift Ideas

5 year old gift guide

Today I am sharing my 5-year-old boy gift ideas.  These are great for birthdays, Christmas, or any time of the year!

We love toys, games, and activities that can be used over and over again.  Hopefully, you will find something on this list for your little one.

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Since I currently have a 5-year old I know what he loves and what he is asking for!

Here are the best gifts for a 5-year old boy:


The Game of Twister

Twister is such a classic fun game. It gets everyone up and moving.  The best part is we all end up laughing too.

gifts for boys twister and book

We love giving this game to friends and family that are around 5 years old

Books Who Would Win

These are fun for beginner readers and they are fun for the adults too.

We love to think about who would win? And make a guess.

Click here to see the books.

Henry Heckelbeck Books

Books for boys

My 5 year old LOVES these Henry Heckelbeck books.  We read them together, but as he is getting better at reading he has been able to reread them by himself.

The good thing is these books are actually interesting for adults to hear too.

The Game Of Life

My kids love playing the game of life.  I was surprised how quickly they caught onto this game and how much fun we have playing as a family!

Life Game

Click here to find the game of life.


Microscope for Kids


If you are interested in science then this is a gift for you!  Share your love of science with your little one.

The great thing about this gift is it will transition into older ages.  They can use it for school projects and get outdoors to collect things and see what it looks like up close.

MAGIC 8 Ball

My boys were so excited to get a Magic 8 ball! It was the best gift of the whole day.

magic 8 ball , books

Click here to find a magic 8 Ball

My boys also love making new creations with their LEGO they already have.


I Spy Game

My kids LOVE searching games.  This is a great game for 5-year-olds and will keep them busy for a long time.

Here are some details: 

About this item

  • Use your eagle eye to spy an object on your game board that matches an object on your card
  • Each card and board have only one matching pair
  • SUPER fun!
  • Includes 30 double-sided cards, 4 double-sided game boards, and a bell
  • For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and above



Everyone loves a scooter!

gifts for boys scooter and bike bell

This scooter comes in a variety of colors and it has a rear brake.  We decided to get both of our boys the same one so there isn’t any fighting LOL!

Bike Bell Gift 

My boys love bike bells! 



If you have an artist then these thinner markers are amazing!

These are also a wonderful stocking stuffer or an additional bonus with more arts and craft supplies.


About this item

  • CRAYOLA FINE LINE MARKERS: Features 40 Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers in assorted colors.
  • ULTRA CLEAN WASHABLE MARKERS: Wash from the skin, most washable clothing, and most painted walls.
  • ART & SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Perfect for art projects, classroom activities, and more activities with fine details!
  • SAFE & NONTOXIC: Ideal for kids ages 3 & up.

Walkie Talkies

We actually have these and my boys love them! They are the best gift for all kids 5 and up. 

I hope some of these gift ideas will help you find something great for your 5-year-old.  We are also into giving the gift of an experience!

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