Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Shannon Cairns

December 4, 2017

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Earlier this week, I did a round up of the best gifts for baby, so today, we of course need to tackle some fun finds for my oldest child!

5 year old boys are curious, inquisitive, and have a constant need to be entertained.  My son asks 3 million questions, tells me he’s bored, and breaks something at least once a day, but I love that crazy little ball of energy.

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Here is a list of the best gifts for 5 year old boys, sure to entertain and educate even the most rambunctious little boy in your life.

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Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

Awesome Science Experiments for Kids

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Challenge those growing brains, with 100+ science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects for kids.  Get your boys excited about science with hands on experiments that apply the scientific method.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

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My son loves anything techy, and can use most cell phones and tablets better than I can.  This watch has everything!  It has games, activities, action challenges and a motion sensor to keep them moving all day (as if you could stop him).  Your 5 year old will be able to take pictures and videos, voice recordings, and so much more!

Walkie Talkies

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I feel like these are a requirement for boys, right?  Walkie Talkies make for hours of fun, hide and seek, and yelling “can you hear me?” over and over again!  These have 22 channels and a 2 mile range.  The perfect gift!

Learn to Draw Dinosaurs

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My son loves art and always has me go to Pinterest to find “easy things to draw”.  This book would be a perfect gift for your little artist and dinosaur enthusiast.

Remote Control Robot

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This remote control robot sings, walks, dances, and even teaches your kids concepts in robotics, science, art, and technology.  Now, if only he could babysit too?

Awesome Jokes Every 5 Year Old Should Know

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My son recently got into jokes.  We were searching Pinterest for best jokes for kids, and found some good ones!  This book would be a fun gift for him, and entertaining for the whole family.

Dinosaur 3D Night Light

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How stinkin’ cool is this night light?  Every 5 year old needs a 3D Dinosaur to keep them company while they sleep!

Big Book of Why

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Ah, my 5 year old’s favorite word right now….why?!  With this hands on “Little Kids First Big Book of Why“, you can provide your inquisitive child with information, recipes, crafts, and activities that answers their most popular questions.

Truck Transport Carrier

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Because you need a place to store all 300 of his cars and trucks!  What better place than a giant semi truck??

Marvel Electronic Reader

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Channel all of that 5 year old energy into something productive, like learning to read!  This electronic reader comes with 8 illustrated books that read aloud to your little braniac.

Dinosaur Dig Kit

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My son’s new occupational goals are to be a “digger”.  I assume he means a paleontologist, but either way I know he will love this Dinosaur Fossil Dig Kit.  Your child will discover 3 fossils, including dinosaur poop (5 year old obsessions with poop are a whole other story!)

Talking Microscope

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Unlock the little scientist in your smart 5 year old, with this super cool talking microscope.  This exciting educational toy, comes with 60+ colorful slides with 100+ facts and fun quizzes to help your child learn to love science.

What’s on your gift list for your lovable and curious 5 year old?  Let me know in the comments, and check out my Amazon Influencer store for more gift ideas and Black Friday Deals.


hi! I'm shannon

I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.