The 21 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Old Boys of 2020

Inspire their creativity and independent play

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Our Top Picks

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track with Motorized Boosters at Amazon

"Features three loops, three crash zones, and three high-speed boosters for triple the fun."

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes at Amazon

"Powered by your kiddo, these three foam planes just need to be jumped or stomped on before it'll launch 30 feet into the air."

Razor A Kick Scooter at Amazon

"Perfect for those that have mastered the 3-wheel scooter, Razor’s A Kick Scooter is foldable and lightweight."

Sivio Kids Weighted Blanket at Amazon

"Bedtime will get a boost with this comfort and snooze inducing, three pound weighted blanket."

Flybar Foam Maverick Pogo Stick at Amazon

"Reach towards the sky with Flybar’s Foam Maverick Pogo Stick, set with non-slip foot pegs for accident-free fun."

Personalized LEGO Name Sign at etsy.com

"No building or assembly needed with this handmade name sign, which can be hung on the wall or placed on any counter."

Anywhere Beanbag at potterybarnkids.com

"Add their name to this comfy beanbag chair to make it an extra special place to hangout."

Boy Doctor 54 Piece Puzzle at puzzlehuddle.com

"Doubles as a mind-challenging puzzle and a decorative art piece once he's finished assembling."

LilGadgets Untangled PRO Bluetooth Headphones at Amazon

"Kids will jam out, at a reasonable volume level, with these kid-friendly, wireless, Bluetooth headphones."

Spinnaker Stripe Sleeping Bag at landsend.com

"This colorful, plush sleeping bag is the perfect sleeping accessory whether they are headed to a sleepover or their own floor."

Most 5-year old boys are active balls of energy and many are starting to develop individual interests that really hold their attention. From trying out new sports to indulging in hobbies that'll last a lifetime, there is a toy that'll fit every 5-year-old boy's interest. The right gift will keep them engaged, excited, and maybe even learning something.

We've rounded up the best gift for the 5-year-old in your life. 

Our Top Picks

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track with Motorized Boosters

Hot Wheels Corkscrew

 Courtesy of Amazon

Increase problem-solving skills with an interactive set that is packed with Hot Wheels action. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up, the enormous corkscrew-shaped track features three loops, three crash zones, and three high-speed boosters. The best part is that all pieces can connect to other Hot Wheels sets for even more fun.

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Run, jump, and stomp these amazing kid-powered toys high into the air. Your kids will marvel at how high these mini rockets can fly as they have the ability to reach 100 feet. Suitable for ages 5 and up, the set comes with three stunt planes that perform giant loops, high flying, and crazy tricks. 

Razor A Kick Scooter

Many 5-year-olds are ready to move from 3-wheeled to 2-wheeled scooters. The classic Razor A scooter is appropriate for that age as they transition to an option that requires them to hone in on their ability to balance. The Razor is light, affordable, foldable, and has an adjustable handlebar to find just the right fit. 

Sivio Kids Weighted Blanket

It's time to get cozy and this weighted blanket for kids will take relaxing to another level. Designed to give kids that comforting feeling, this three pound blanket isn't overly heavy and is ideal for children who weigh at least 30 pounds. The 100 percent cotton material is super soft and breathable while the interior is filled with non-toxic glass beads for an even, well-distributed pressure.

It is important to note that when purchasing a weighted blanket as a gift for a child, it shouldn't weigh more than 10 percent of their body weight.

Flybar Foam Maverick Pogo Stick

For kids that love a physical challenge, a pogo stick makes a great gift. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor use, your kiddo will bounce out their excess energy in minutes. Best for children between 40 and 80 pounds, this pogo stick is made with a thick and durable bounce tip and sturdy, non-slip footpegs. 

Personalized LEGO Name Sign

LEGO Name Sign

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Decorate any LEGO fan’s room in style with these personalized name signs. Choose any letters and a wide assortment of colors to match any room’s decor. Designed to be compatible with standard LEGO’s, kids can use their own blocks to customize the sign.

Anywhere Beanbag

Pottery Barn Beanbag Chair

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

This extra-comfy beanbag chair gives kiddos a seat of their own. Whether they are using it as a place to plop down in their room while reading or playing or using as their designated movie night chair, they will love having this special seat. The 100 percent cotton slipcover is totally machine washable and the inside is made up of a mix of recycled polystyrene.

Boy Doctor 54 Piece Puzzle

Puzzle Huddle

  Courtesy of Puzzle Huddle

The goal of this Black-owned business is to showcase Black children in roles that inspire and affirm. A 42-piece puzzle provides just enough challenge while promoting hand-eye coordination and spatial skills. After piecing the inspiring puzzle together, you and your kiddo can also start a conversation about what they want to be when they grow up.

LilGadgets Untangled PRO Bluetooth Headphones

Maybe you don't want to hear Baby Shark on an endless loop but kids certainly do, with a host of other overly catchy tunes. The LilGadgets Untangled PRO Headphones are designed to comfortably fit the ears of kids ages 4 and up. With a limited volume level to ensure your kids aren't damaging their developing ears, these durable headphones can be used with a wire or linked to virtually any Bluetooth device for wireless listening.

Spinnaker Stripe Sleeping Bag

Kids sleeping bag

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

They don't have to be expert campers to enjoy a sleeping bag. Made of a soft polyester exterior and an extra-cozy fleece-lined interior, they will love being able to change up their regular sleeping routine even if it means just migrating to the floor. The built-in pillow offers great neck and head support while the cushioned sleeping bag makes them feel like they are sleeping on a cloud.

Kid Made Modern My First Arts and Crafts Library

Introduce kids to a world of creativity with art supplies that are specially made for smaller hands. More than 200 pieces of crafting materials are made for kids ages 3 and up and will supply plenty of projects. From jewelry making to freestyle artsy masterpieces, there is no limit to what your kiddo can create.

Fire Chief Role Play Costume

Hands-on, imaginative play is fun for 5-year-olds and they’ll love dressing like a real fire chief. The well-made costume and accessories include a jacket, helmet, badge, fire extinguisher, bullhorn, and reusable name tag. Made for 3-year olds and up, your kiddo should have no trouble getting this on and off all by themselves.

The Floor Is Lava Game

The Floor is Lava

 Courtesy of Walmart

Gather your crew for a family game that incorporates physical activity, imagination, and tons of fun. Turning your living room floor into a pretend fiery lava pit game is quick with this easy to follow the game. Suitable for kids 5 and up, two to six players will have a blast spinning for their color and hopping along foam pieces in order to reach safety. 

Little Pretender Walkie Talkies

Super durable and lightweight, these are made with an ergonomic and child-friendly design. The uncomplicated push-to-talk button is easy for 5-year olds to use and added features like a flashlight and belt clip will make kids feel like an agent on a mission. With a two-mile range, the set can replace the can and string contraption when chatting nearby friends.

Design and Drill Space Circuits

Mini engineers will feel so accomplished when they complete the 20 space-themed missions. The kid-friendly drill toy creates circuits that actually light up and make parts spin. Age-appropriate for 5-year-olds and up, kiddos will gain problem-solving skills with this innovative toy.

Melissa and Doug Dilly Dally Kickball

Give a 5-year-old a big playground ball and watch them bounce, kick, dribble, throw, catch, and do so much more. This ball is appropriate for kids 2 and up, but will be enjoyed by kids of any age on the playground, park, or backyard. The super durable rubber means this ball will last and keep up with your energetic little one.

Crazy Forts

Durable, portable, and easy to build, this toy is so versatile. Kids can create a cave, igloo, or anything else they dream up. Simply cover the fort with a sheet or blanket and let the fun begin. 

Janod Wooden Ukulele

An ideal intro into the world of stringed instruments, this ukulele is made of strong, sturdy wood, reliable strings, and metal tuning knobs. The smaller size is just right for kids and it’s safe and appropriate for kiddos 3 years old and up. As your kiddo improves their ukulele playing skills, you can tune this tiny instrument for a more quality sound.

Raddish Kids Cooking Club

Raddish Kids

 Courtesy of Raddish Kids

For kids who like to cook, Raddish Kids is an age-appropriate, family-friendly gift that’s designed for kids from 4 to 14-years-old. The membership includes a monthly cooking kit with recipes, kitchen tools, grocery lists, kitchen projects, and more. You and your kids can explore tasty, theme-based dishes that you can cook and enjoy together.

Native Kids' Shoes

By 5-years-old, kids are inching closer and closer to a sense of independence and that includes being able to get their shoes on. Slip on shoes like Native make getting their shoes on and off a total breeze. The super lightweight rubber, non-slip material are perfect for tiny, stumbling feet. With breathable holes, these shoes dry quickly, keep their feet cool, and are odor-resistant after a long day of playing.

LEGO Ice Cream Truck

A sweet treat for all LEGO fans, this set will spark creativity and imaginative play. With 200 pieces and easy-to-follow directions, it’s suitable for kiddos 5-years-old and up. Most LEGO fans will be able to build it on their own or with minimal outside help. 

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Her kids are super active, so she is always looking for toys that get them outside and playing for as long as possible. She’s found that chalk, scooters, and stomp rockets are perfect for one-size-fits-all fun. 

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