At 5 years old, most little boys start showing signs of independence and growth. This is a year of rapid changes, so we’ve compiled a list of gifts for 5 year old boys.
He learns to make friends and wants to be like his friends, most of the time. Now, he is ready to eat more, and those naps are a thing of the past. He understands the difference between real and make believe (except for during nap time, of course).
When playtime comes along, he will be more independent and able to do more physical things than he could, like pedaling a tricycle. To help keep you in front of his playing and learning curve, here are the 30 top toys for five year old boys.
More people have smartwatches everyday. And, chances are, most five year old boys have seen them, liked them, and wanted one. While you may cringe at the idea of dropping the money for an Apple Watch at this point, VTech provides a better, kid-friendly option.
This Kidizoom smartwatch has a ton of features. It can be set to analog or digital. When set to analog, the smartwatch provides over 50 clock face designs.
Five year old boys will know all about taking “selfies” like their parents or siblings do! And, with this ‘smart’ device, he can. A USB cord will allow you to upload those to a computer.
Tailored to his enjoyment, this watch includes three activities that should prove to be fun. If he wants to play games, there are five included. The watch has a motion sensor as well. As if all of that weren’t enough, it also has a voice recorder. Not just any voice recorder either, but one with voice modifying effects. For a five year old boy, this watch really has it all.
- 50 Plus Analog Clock Face Designs
- Take Pictures and Videos
- Rechargeable Battery
- Brand: VTech
- Model: 80-171600
- Weight: 15.2 Ounces
By now the five-year-old boy in your life has probably had at least some interaction with remote control cars. Chances are good that he liked them, even if they were a little too advanced for him to control. It is also likely that any five year old boy enjoys bumping cars together. This Kidirace set of two remote control bumper cars bring all of that together. They are meant to race and include a rider sitting in the seat. The rear engines include little propellers.
With 2.4 Ghz multiplayer technology, both are operable at the same time with zero interference. The coolest thing about these racing bumper cars is that if one bumps into the other one hard enough, the well-secured rider, might just get knocked right out of his seat. Imagine a race from one side of the living room to the other with these two remote-controlled cars. You can race your five year old, a sibling, a grandparent, or anyone.
- Set of 2 RC Bumper Cars
- Rechargeable Battery with Wall Charger
- Easy to Operate Controllers
- Brand: Kidirace
- Weight: 2.9 lbs
Toy Story and the beloved characters included within the four stories are a staple of more than one generation. Five year old boys know about Buzz, Woody, and their cast of friends, just as well as you did decades ago. Five year old boys also love Hot Wheels cars. This toy combines those things into one great bundle.
Get six character cars that are among the coolest Hot Wheels designs anywhere. The Rex car looks like it is coated in dinosaur skin. It truly is a great looking set of cars.
Also, because the set is made by Hot Wheels, you know that the five year old boy will be able to roll them all over the house, and they will keep rolling.
Along with the great cars, comes personalized name tickets for each car. The perforated peel off ticket-shaped piece of the box that reveals each car is easily salvageable. Keep these as collectors items or just to put with the cars. It’s a great set.
- 6 Unique Character Cars
- Easily Recognizable Designs
- Comes with Picture and Name Ticket
- Brand: Hot Wheels
- Model: GJD19
- Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Batman has been and always will be a classic on the list of gifts for 5 year old boys.
Most little boys also enjoy at least the idea of watching a helicopter, even if the sound of real life copters might be a little scary.
This Fisher-Price toy strikes all the right chords and throws a Batman figure in, as well, to allow for hours of possible pretending. The blades of the copter really spin and Batman really fits nicely in the cockpit. Your boy can zoom it around and play pretend until his heart’s content. The landing gear of the copter even double as villain-grasping tools to help Batman put away all of the DC villains around your house.
- Landing Gear Grabs Villains
- Rotating Helicopter Blades
- Batman Figure Included
- Brand: Fisher-Price
- Model: X7652
- Weight: 4 ounces
This makes the list of top gifts for 5 year old boys due to its ability to go from indoor to outdoor.
If the five year old boy in your life likes riding around the yard or the driveway but you don’t love having to charge batteries all the time, this pedal go kart could be the right option for you. The go cart allows for easy movement around outside and has pedals for easy speed controllability. Steering is sharp and responsive.
The kart has an ergonomic adjustable seat for ease of adjustment depending on your boy’s size. Best of all, this go kart has a hand brake that can be used to stop the go kart any time they want to slow down or stop. It has many of the great fun experiences of a powered ride-on toy with the advantages of a pedal-controlled ride on toy.
- Awesome Green Color for Boys
- No Batteries
- Pedal Power
- Brand: Hauck
- Model: T90105
- Weight: 26.9 lbs.
While we are on the subject of great pedal go-karts from Hauck, this one takes it to a more specific level of enjoyment.
The previous design highlights a look that is very much meant to resemble a motorized go-kart. This one is designed to look like something straight from the Batcave in Gotham City. If your five-year-old boy likes pedaling around and Batman, this is a winner for the list of gifts for five year old boys.
It has the same easily adjustable seat and hand brake as the other models, but this one looks like the Batmobile.
Honestly, the look is so much different from a standard go-kart that your five your old boy could have both and be fine. Imagine him zooming around the yard with the ability to sit as close as possible, with the bonus of pedal control, and with the hand brake, but this time he’s transformed into Batman. It is a cool looking and well-designed pedal go-kart to be sure and it looks amazing.
- Cool Batmobile Design
- Pedal Power
- Hand Brake
- Brand: Hauck
- Model: T90230
- Weight: 22 lbs.
This remote control car from MaxTronic performs many cool stunts. The five year old in your life will enjoy watching all of the twist and turns this RC Stunt car is capable of.
Traveling at up to 8mph with little to no interference, this little stund car addition can build up enough speed to make quick turns and rotating actions with ease.
The product is made out of premium ABS plastic and PVC materials, as well as anti-crash wheels and shockproof body, making it safe for indoor and outdoor use.
This toy makes the list of gifts for 5 year old boys, as it does help with hand-eye coordination and imagination. It’s ready to go, right out of the box.
- High Speed
- All Terrain Vehicle
- Four Wheel Drive
- 360 Degree Rotation
- Brand: MaxTronic
- Weight: 13.6 ounces
This toy brings the nostalgia to the list of top gifts for 5 year old boys.
With all of the changes occurring in the life o f a 5 year old, he is probably going back and forth from toys he liked when he was younger, as well as craving newer toys he has seen older friends or siblings play with. Scooters should ring the internal bell for any adult looking to purchase a product that will last into later childhood.
Razor’s quality and customization allows for the scooter to be tailored to any 5 year old’s needs. It comes in multiple colors, and the chrome-looking finish on the aluminum body is beautiful.
The scooter is adjustable so that it can be used by the five-year-old boy now, as well as, when he grows older and taller. The rear brake helps when he might need to stop quickly and the overall design is as sturdy as it is attractive. When he wants to jump on a scooter and scoot around, this is a wonderful starter that will grow with him well.
- Comes in Various Colors
- Made from Sturdy Material
- Rear Fender Brake
- Brand: Razor
- Model: 13010053
- Weight: 5.4 lbs
Marvel’s Avengers, the classic line that creates a variety of options for gifts for 5 year old boys.
By now this has been the talk of kids of all ages for years. Avengers brings a perfect pretend play roleplay version and it is spot on perfect for the imagination of any five year old boy.
The buttons are bright and easy to press. Once pressed it includes lights and sounds that will provide plenty of fun for hours and hours of pretend play. Even if your boy hasn’t seen the movie, this is a fist that looks awesome, lights up, and makes sounds. There isn’t a thing wrong with this great roleplay toy from Avengers.
- Inspired by Avengers: Endgame Movie
- Includes Lights and Sounds
- Great for Pretend Play
- Brand: Avengers
- Model: E3385
- Weight: 1.1 lbs
One can always find a Hot Wheels item on the list of gifts for 5 year old boys. The company has spent decades making amazing toy cars.
This Hot Wheels item not only rolls across the floor by itself, it launches a smaller car from the front, with a push of a button.
Boys everywhere love the idea of punching a button and “Whoosh!”, the car launches across the floor. This Hot Wheels Marvel car launcher is just that bit of perfection. It isn’t complicated but it is so much stinking fun.
On top of all of that, the design is second to none. The web car and the launcher are Spider-Man through and through. The launcher car by itself is one of the coolest things ever. Add to that the fact that other Hot Wheels superhero cars are compatible with this launcher and you have a near perfect toy for any five year old boy.
- Cool Spider-Man Themed Launcher
- Easy to Launch
- Compatible with Other Superhero Cars
- Brand: Hot Wheels
- Model: FDM61
- Weight: 1.1 lbs
Some kids enjoy 4 wheels, while other enjoy cycling on 2. However, at 5 years old, this can prove to be a little difficult. This three wheel motorcycle from Lil’ Rider gives a safe and sturdy option that will provide him with the feel of a two wheel bike.
The great thing about this is that as long as the surface is smooth and flat, the motorcycle will roll on it. Be it the driveway, the carport, the garage, or even the patio, your five year old boy will have the ability to ride to his limits. Well, to the limit you set for him.
This is an easy to ride motorcycle. The three wheel design makes it look much like a two wheeler with the sturdiness of a three wheel motorcycle so you get the best of both worlds. Whatever his choice of color and wherever your choice of where he rides it, this is a great motorized toy.
- Rolls Easily on Any Smooth Flat Surface
- Easy to Ride
- Multiple Color Options
- Brand: Lil’ Rider
- Model: 80-KB901G
- Weight: 14.11 lbs
Opinions on the Power Rangers might vary in the arena of television and movie critics, but if you ask almost any five year old boy about them, they’d be considered pretty cool. Still to this day, the strength of the Rangers isn’t necessarily in the show they produce, but rather in the toys that the show produces.
Because of the uniqueness of this product, we consider the Power Rangers Beast Morphers Electronic Cheeta Claw to be a contender for best gifts for 5 year old boys. After all, what boy among them all wouldn’t want a clawed glove that does what this one will do?
The plastic claws are safe and retractable. They can be retracted into the glove when your boy puts it on. As soon as he swipes his clawed glove through the air, the reactive sound effects take over, as well as the claws themselves.
Sounds come from the great-looking, red claw and at the same time, the claws protrude on demand. This is a great toy for any boy who is even a casual fan of the Power Rangers. Also, in the rare case that your particular five year old boy hasn’t heard of the Rangers, he would love this as well. This glove into claw toy is a can’t miss toy.
- Striking Red Color
- Reactive Sound Effects
- Retractable Claws
- Brand: Power Rangers
- Model: E5908
- Weight: 1 lb
There are few toys that come along like this robot from Really R.A.D. Robots. This truly is a unique toy that can be enjoyed by younger children, making this one of the top gifts for 5 year old boys.
He can use the remote as a walkie talkie, making his voice audible through the Rad Robot. Who wouldn’t think that was cool?
With all the unusual bells and whistles, this could end up being the party favorite.
- Feature Allows Talking Through Robot
- Remote Assists With Features
- Multiple Sound Effects
- Brand: Really R.A.D. Robots
- Model: 27805
- Weight: 11.8 ounces
Nerf just keeps reinventing the way the kids play. They’ve teamed up with Marvel to product the Spider-Man Web Shots Spiderbolt Powerblaster.
Ask any 5 year old bboy if they want to shoot spiderbolts from a wrist-mounted Spider-Man themed blaster? Actually, don’t bother asking. We all know this is a fabulous toy for almost any five year old boy.
It is wonderfully themed after Spider-Man, complete with a skin patterned after our favorite superhero’s spider suit and white web-like designs flowing back from the wrist. The only thing that could make this an imperfect toy is that it is shooting bolts across your living room. Not to worry! This is Nerf-powered and shoots Nerf bolts that are nice and soft enough not to harm anyone.
Any 5 year old boy would thank you and your spidey-sense for this gift.
- Straps Easily to Wrist
- Really Fires Soft Nerf Bolts
- Cool Spider-Man Design
- Brand: Spider-Man
- Model: E3559
- Weight: 14.4 ounces
This entry combines two great themes: Power Rangers and swords. Two popular options for any 5 year old in your life.
In true Power Ranger form, this sword lights up when in use. Furthermore, when the five year old swings the sword or saber through the air, the toy makes reactionary sound.
This makes the list of gifts for 5 year old boys, if the five year old boy has any love at all for enjoying role-playing or pretending.
- Features Lights
- Reactive Sound Effects
- Great for Pretend Play
- Brand: Power Rangers
- Model: E5896
- Weight: 1.1 lbs
STEM learning is a plus for any toy but when it comes in the form of something this great, we have to add it to the list of best toys for 5 year old boys.
Building blocks have been a staple for most boy toys for as long as there have been boys and toys. Yet, every time something new comes out in the building blocks family, it just makes the process and nostalgia of it all, even better.
The magnetic building blocks attach to each other with strong magnets and hold together. They come in many colors and can literally be put together in so many ways it would be difficult to count them.
This set can be used to build houses, horse stables, or a combination of various other vehicles.
There are sixty pieces in this set but that isn’t the best part. Two of the pieces in this set are wheels and axle combinations.
Your boy can build vehicles to whatever design he wants. This teaches as it gives enjoyment and grows well with him.
- Varied Building Options
- Comes With Axles and Wheels
- STEM Learning
- Brand: LearnFun
- Weight: 1.32 lbs
Buzz Lightyear is a great character for many generations, as are his co-characters in the Toy Story movies and stories. The Disney and Pixar duo is sure to be a story told through the ages, landing this toy on our list of gifts for 5 year old boys.
This is, in fact, the ultimate walking Buzz Lightyear. It says it right there in the name of the toy. As the name might suggest, this Buzz actually walks around. Imagine having a mighty Buzz walking through the rest of the toys and protecting everyone from the bad guys in the playroom that day.
This Buzz Lightyear toy looks great and has more features than just walking on its own. It doesn’t just walk across the floor; his wings sprout out for pretend flying. Make sure your five year old boy knows that while this Buzz walks and turns, it does not fly on its own. Walking, turning, and lighting up enemies with his light-up wrist ray.
- 7 Inches Tall
- Walks and Turns
- Wings Extend Out
- Brand: Toy Story
- Model: GDB92
- Weight: 3.52 ounces
Dinosaurs and boys go together like peanut butter and jelly. We all know that. Which is exactly how this Jurassic World T-Rex from Fisher-Price and Imaginext mad our list of best gifts for 5 year old boys.
This set includes a little man figure who has a very important role in your five year old boy’s enjoyment. Wait for it. The T-Rex eats him. Yes, you read that right. Just a little squeeze on the back and the mouth easily opens. Once open, the dino can swallow the little worker whole. Not to worry, he is easy to remove and doesn’t get an ounce of T-Rex guts on him during the trip.
Pretend play can take a turn for the amazing with this toy. It is a great looking T-Rex. Your boy can interact with it easily, moving it around, having it eat things, and just generally having a blast with his pet T-Rex. You can’t go wrong with this one.
- Includes Man Figure
- Mouth Opens Easily
- Actually ‘Eats’ Worker
- Brand: Imaginext (Fisher-Price)
- Model: GBN14
- Weight: 6.7 ounces
The Star Wars series introduced their latest droid character, a fun little guy named D-O.
Most five year old boys could enjoy a simple action figure of a droid for an hour just by using their imagination. This remote control toy gives the imagination a little extra boost of movement and fun. The remote is easy to use, and the droid toy is almost impossible to wreck, in any way.
D-O rolls in any direction by the simple push of an easy-to-use button. He can roll around in 360 degrees and move around all over the room with just a turn here and a press here. Realistic sounds come from him while he is spinning around. It’s just a ton of fun.
- Easy to Use Remote
- D-O Rolls in Any Direction
- Capable of Spinning 360 Degrees
- Brand: Star Wars
- Model: E6983
- Weight: 1.81 lbs
Sometimes toys are wonderful because they are intricate and complicated in design. They have electronics and remote controls and other amazing features that we all love.
Sometimes however, the five year old boy in your life might just want a pop-out playhouse to play around in. This is in the shape of a cute little car. But, it isn’t so small, however, that your boy and others can’t fit. There is plenty of room for two to three kids inside. It is open and safe as well.
The pop-out car tent also folds into its own carrying case, something that every parent can appreciate.
Maybe your boy will want a blanket inside, so he can lay in there and read. Maybe he will want a track mat, so he can roll cars around inside of his car-shaped playhouse. Or, maybe, just maybe he will want to toss around the ocean balls that come with this great and simple toy.
Sometimes the simpler toys are the best toys, and that’s why this waterproof car playhouse make the list of best gifts for 5 year old boys.
- Carrying Case Included
- Roof for 2 to 3 Kids Inside
- Ocean Balls Included
- Brand: Anyshock
- Weight: 1.8 lbs
Any kid who’s ebe heard of the Mario Brothers, knows about Bowser’s Castle. This castle from Nintendo is a great shelf piece for anyone, but for a five year old boy, it’s just a great overall play set.
The set comes complete with your very own Bowser.
There are two levels to the castle, each with a few traps and trap doors. There is a cage for capture and a lava trap of sorts. This castle might not actually be a video game, but it encompasses enough of the game concepts and enough fun features to be a blast of fun.
- 2 Levels for Play
- Cool Hidden Traps
- Bowser Figure Included
- Brand: Nintendo
- Model: 400204
- Weight: 3.95 lbs
This STEM accredited game goes from simple to intricate, depending on the child’s abilities.
Younger boys enjoy the thrill of watching things fall. Later on, he might grow into the ability to use the entire set on his own, or he might take right off from day one and do it himself. Either way, there are a ton of ways for him to enjoy this.
It includes 202 track pieces. Those include drops, curves, obstacles and more. The set includes 50 marbles as well.
No matter how you want to use this set, it promotes a ton of creativity and is a lot of fun for all who use it at the same time. Maybe your boy will want a huge tower or a few drops. Some might work well and some might need some assistance to work well. All together, there is a lot of fun to be had with this set. Even supervising him with a set like this is fun because marble tracks like this are fun for big boys and girls too.
- 202 Track Pieces
- 50 Marbles
- STEM Accredited
- Brand: Edushape
- Weight: 5.16 lbs
Learning doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. This toy by Animal Planet promotes learning while ensuring the 5 year old has fun doing so.
This learning pad allows children to educate themselves with the learning pad, at his or her own pace.
The pad teaches children about upwards of 100 animals and about 10 habitats. Give it a chance and see how well it works. Any animal-loving 5 year old boy would love this as a gift.
Best of all, as far as parents are concerned at least, is the carrying case. Something like this can easily have pieces lost and to have a case makes it easier to keep up with everything. The idea that the case is built into the learning pad is even better. This is a great and fun way to learn about animals and places your child might never see.
- Learn About 100 Animals
- Learn About 10 Habitats
- Includes Built-in Storage Case
- Brand: Smart Play
- Model: 59951
- Weight: 14.4 ounces
Part of the fun of playing with molding clay is the ability to shape things in whatever way you want. Boys of all ages like doing this.
Enter this amazing play sand building set from IQ Builder. This comes with five pounds of play sand that is easy to mold and move around into various shapes. To help shape it into whatever your five year old boy desires, this set comes with 30 pieces in various shapes and sizes.
This set is fine for just one boy but it is large enough with enough pieces to make it possible for many to play with the same set at the same time. Various colors are available as well. There might never be a better place to build a sand castle than right there, wherever you wish to allow this set to be taken out.
- Includes 30 Pieces
- Includes 5 lbs of Play Sand
- Big Enough for Multiple Players at Once
- Brand: IQ Builder
- Weight: 6.4 lbs
Playing pretend, as a child, is much more enjoyable if your “props” and atmosphere feels real. Construction playsets can be difficult to find because of this fact.
Boys like the idea of using construction toys that actually can be used to build things or at least move things around. Nothing is better at that than this Mega Crane Playset. The remote control is attached by cord and works the crane in all directions.
There are multiple controls, but the crane responds to the movements of the remote very easily and in a way that does well in copying what happens with cranes in real life. What do cranes in real life do? They lift things and move them from one place to another. What does this toy crane do? You guessed it. The exact same thing. Your five year old boy will be the envy of every one of his friends and maybe even his siblings when he has the real ability to move toys around with this real, yet playful, mega crane.
- Picks Up Various Play Building Materials
- Easy to Use Remote Control
- Rotates and Moves Like Real Crane
- Brand: Dickie Toys
- Model: 203462412
- Weight: 2.84 lbs
There is something magical about a playset that just pops up into shape when it is removed and released from its packaging. UTEX has a great set that does just that. When it pops up, your five year old boy will have a tent, a tunnel, and a ball pit in one. Lots of boys like to play in pop up tents.
You likely have seen him playing with tents and even trying to make tents out of sheets from time to time. Everybody likes tunnels at a certain age, and five is about the perfect age for running or crawling from one end of a tunnel to the other. And, ball pits speak for themselves.
This wonderful pop up toy has all of that, in one single toy. Best of all, it pops right down just like it pops up.
- Ball Pit
- Easy Pop-Up and Fold-Up Design
- Brand: UTEX
- Weight: 3 lbs
There are times when a five year old boy just wants to get on a CAT powered ATV and ride across a construction set. Five year olds cannot do that on big four wheelers, of course. So, you might want to invest in this battery powered ATV from Kid Trax. It will be just his size. The battery is six volts and rechargeable. Many ride-on toys have rechargeable batteries, but few of them have all terrain tires that give your boy the ability to ride across different surfaces, not just smooth flat surfaces.
There is also a top speed of 2.5 mph, which might not sound like much but will look fast when your five year old boy is saddled into this ATV. On top of those features, this comes with a CAT hardhat and boulders just to complete the look. This is a unique ATV your boy will love.
- Up to 2.5 MPH
- Rubber Traction Grip Tires
- CAT Hardhat and Boulders Included
- Brand: Kid Trax
- Model: KT1349I
- Weight: 24 lbs
At a young age, boys discover the love of airplanes. Not long after that, they start to want to make their own airplanes from paper or anything else they can manage to craft one from. These foam planes from iGeeKids strikes just the right line of fun and durability for any five year old boy to have a ton of fun. These airplanes, four to the pack, are lightweight but durable. Made from foam that takes a bending and a licking and keeps on flying, they should last quite a bit longer than the dollar rubber band planes that are only fun for a one way flight.
On top of all of the other wonderful things about these planes, they light up. You read that right. Get these guys out at night and watch the LED lights shine in the darkness. Whether outside on a dark patio or in the yard, or even in a dark room indoors, these fly and light up like something straight out of a five year old boy’s grand imagination.
- Lightweight but Durable Foam
- LED Lights
- 4 Planes Included
- Brand: iGeeKids
- Weight: 0.16 ounces
Many five year old boys enjoy playing with their sister’s dollhouse. It isn’t something that is a big problem because we want them to get along.
Still, what if he could have a playhouse built just for the type of things he loves? Bingo!
Pidoko Kids has the playhouse just for your boy. Of course, it isn’t a playhouse. It is a space ship rocket center. This rocket center has several floors, stands about 32 inches tall, and has a working elevator.
Imagine the boy in your life playing all over this thing with clicking nobs and moving around one of the three figures included, among the floors and up and down the elevator.
There are seventeen pieces of furniture to place all over the rocket center. For once, instead of him playing with her playhouse, everyone in the house will be interested in shooting things off into space via this space ship rocket center that isn’t a playhouse, but totally is a great playhouse.
- Working Elevator
- 17 Pieces of Furniture
- 3 Figures Included
- Brand: Pidoko Kids
- Model: PY348
- Weight: 11.16 lbs
Tricycles are a part of any little boy’s outside toys and we all enjoy watching him pedal around the yard. Well, now he can do something with a pedal-powered tractor that none of his siblings could ever do with a bike. This toy is unique,useful, and fun, which puts it on our list of gifts for 5 year old boys.
This CAT Construction front loader has controls for him to be able to scoop things up in his bucket for real. He can help do yard work if he wants and if you want to let him. The design is a perfect CAT construction front loader. It doesn’t look like a tricycle. It looks like a front loader with pedals. Not only that, but there is a detachable trailer that comes with it. Yes! Sure is. Does he want to help out in the yard? Hook up the trailer and let him haul away.
- Great Front Loader Design
- CAT Construction Colors
- Detachable Trailer
- Brand: Rolly Toys
- Model: 023288
- Weight: 24 lbs