Five years old is one of the first real milestones that we experience on our journey through life. Young enough to embody the joys of childhood but old enough to experience it in a unique, personal way, 5-year olds are a special group of youngsters that require a special group of toys.

The best gifts and toys for a 5-year old boy are going to be the ones that excite their child-like mind while also encouraging their fledgling drive for scientific knowledge and exploration. Whether it is learning computer coding from a friendly robot or discovering the thrill of archaeology through a handheld dinosaur egg, these kids want toys that challenge as much as they entertain.

We’ve crunched the data, and are ready to present our readers with the Top 50 Toys For 5-Year Old Boys, whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday present or a gift for Santa to put under the tree.

Afterwards, we’ll reveal a few of our Best Picks, as well as a few more general pointers on how to shop for them.


The Best Toys & Gifts For 5-Year Old Boys This Year

Robot Toy For Kids

Robot Toy For Kids

Robot Toy For Kids

The robot revolution is upon us, but contrary to what all the movies tell us, there is hardly any reason to panic. This adorable Robot Toy For Kids from the fun-engineers over at REMOKING is a highly intelligent toy that has the ability to talk, sing, dance, joke, and play with your kid right out of the box. A built-in voice recorder allows the robot to remember the things that your kids says, making it a great conversationalist that only gets better in time. It rolls around on a pair of durable plastic wheels, all at the direction of your kid’s touch-based control.

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes

We didn’t think that it would be possible to improve on the already amazing design of Stomp Rocket, one of the best “kid-powered” toys of the last few decades. While this Stomp Rocket Stunt Planes set has a few tricks up its sleeve, it operates on the same air-blasting-action as the original Stomp Rocket. The biggest difference here is the cool new wings and flight fins that have been added to the foam rockets, allowing to travel even farther while performing cool tricks like loops and barrel rolls in the process. The adjustable launch pad lets your kid decide where the next flight will go!

The Floor Is Lava Game

The Floor Is Lava Game

The Floor Is Lava Game

While kids have been playing “the floor is lava” for as long as we can remember, they’ve never gotten to experience it quite like this. With The Floor Is Lava Game by Endless Games, kids can experience this classic concept redefined with new rules, new accessories, and more excitement than ever before. Simply whack the spinner to find out which colored tile you have to jump to, but be careful, because that might be more difficult than you think when there are as many as 5 other players standing in your way! A great party game that is easy to learn, The Floor Is Lava is a risk-free investment in ongoing fun.

T-Rex Fingerling Dinosaur Toy

T-Rex Fingerling Dinosaur Toy

T-Rex Fingerling Dinosaur Toy

This cute but dangerous dinosaur companion is designed to grip onto your child’s finger in a number of ways, allowing them to interact with your kid in a way that will have everybody laughing. The Fingerling series of dino toys, made by the folks at WowWee Toys, is an interactive companion that chomps, roars, and grips. They can also come to life inside of a fun Battle Arena App, allowing kids to battler their dinosaurs against one another. These are available in 4 different colors and are affordable enough that you can go ahead and get two right off the bat!

Walking Dancing Robot Toy

Walking Dancing Robot Toy

Walking Dancing Robot Toy

Nobody knew that the robot uprising was going to be this funky! The Walking Dancing Robot Toy is the latest addition to the high-tech toy lineup from Toysery, one of the highest-selling robotic toy companies listed on Amazon. This little guy has all the balance and grace of a human dancer in a small and adorable package. Watch him lean from foot to foot as he grooves out to a number of pre-loaded tunes, or, let your kid play their own favorite music and see what happens. He spins, sings, and lights up, so he just might be the next life of the party in your family’s play room.

Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition

Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition

Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition

It is pretty amazing that after 30 years, the red & white striped vagabond that everybody loves so much is still at large, hiding among an expansive world of silly characters and fantastic worlds. For those who have never experienced the light-hearted magic of a Where’s Waldo book, then you’ve got some catching up to do. These books provide hours of entertainment for kids and adults alike, and create fun opportunities for competitive games and contests. This updated 30th Anniversary Edition features remastered artwork, as well as a brand new search scene that has never before been published.

Wilson Soccer Ball

Wilson Soccer Ball

Wilson Soccer Ball

When shopping for a boy, sometimes it is best not to over think it. Soccer is the most popular sport in the entire world, so there is no real risk in getting your kid a traditionally made soccer ball to introduce them to the sport. Available in three different sizes, this high-quality ball has a synthetic leather-like cover for increased durability and an interior rubber bladder that helps with air and shape retention.  This ball is both durable and affordable, the perfect combination for the anytime gift for young boys. Just don’t forget to buy a ball pump!

Yeti In My Spaghetti

Yeti In My Spaghetti

Yeti In My Spaghetti

Let’s admit it: we all know how it feels to come home to a nice bowl of spaghetti only to find that an adorable Yeti monster has decided to plant himself down in the middle of it. Now, this universal predicament is finally made fun with Yeti In My Spaghetti, a lighthearted turn-based kids game that is sure to fill your house with laughter. Up to 4 players will take turns pulling on plastic spaghetti noodles, trying to not be the one that causes the yeti figurine to fall into the bowl. With cute components and easy-to-understand rules, this is a game that kids of all ages can play with one another again and again.

Air Dry Modeling Clay

Air Dry Modeling Clay

Air Dry Modeling Clay

One of the best creativity-boosting toys for kids is clay, because there is simply no wrong way to play with it! This collection of 24 different colored modeling clays allow your kid to bring their wildest imaginations to life, or try one of the included building tutorials to create things like hamburgers, dinosaurs, and cute creatures. This clay dries naturally in the air, and when it is totally dry your kid will have a lasting sculpture that they can display proudly for years to some. The clay is completely non-toxic and is free of allergens like wheat, unlike some other building clays that are available.

Air Strike Catapult

Air Strike Catapult

Air Strike Catapult

There’s nothing quite like a toy siege weapon to really get your five year old excited. The Air Strike Catapult by Hog Wild is a great little attack toy that gives your kid the ability to send six plastic spikes balls flying across the room in a true medieval fashion. A rotating base allows for some quick aim adjustments, which is especially useful if your kid is trying to lay siege to their little brother’s sand castle. With an effective firing distance of up to 30 feet, this is one of those toys that is not likely to get old anytime soon.