The five year old on your list is just about to start kindergarten and join the elementary sect, but he’s still like a preschooler in many respects. At five, he’s right in between a little kid and big kid. This is good news for you when trying to find him the perfect gift because he likes it all — toys for older kids, toys for younger kids, he’ll play with everything. He’s constantly on the go and loves playing rough, but also loves toys that allow him to express his creativity and sparks his curiosity. If you have a 5 year old on your list, here are 50 great gift ideas he’ll absolutely adore.
Your little one will go bananas over this hand-crafted arrangement. It features honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes, and chocolate covered pineapple bites decorated to look just like little monkeys.
2. Sweetest Celebration Confetti Bundle
This arrangement is loaded with fresh fruit favorites and strawberries covered in cake batter flavored white chocolate and topped with confetti. It’s paired with a sweet plush bear and fun emoji balloon.
3. Step2 85314 Game Time Sports Climber and Slide
Featuring a basketball hoop, slide, crawl through space, and more, this piece of play equipment will bring hours of fun for your five-year-old. Made of durable, thick plastic, it will last many years.
4. Learning Resources Pretend & Play Fishing Set
This eleven piece set includes everything your little guy needs for his first fishing trip, including a tackle box, vest, fishing pole, fishing net, and so much more. It even includes three plastic fish so your guy can practice before the real deal.
5. Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Talking Microscope
For the science buff, this microscope offers 60 beautiful full-color images with over 100 facts and questions. It also features audio lessons about the amazing, up-close world of your kindergartner’s everyday world.
6. Red Dino Embroidered Kid’s Backpack by Stephen Joseph
Featuring embroidering with any name in your choice of font and thread color, this sweet backpack is a perfect pick for your new kindergartner. It includes a zippered side pouch, adjustable straps, and a magnetic flap on the top.
Featuring a heavy-duty case with a built-in stand, this kid-friendly tablet includes 16 GB of space your all your child’s favorite game. It even comes with a two year worry-free guarantee that will replace your device if your child breaks it.
8. Lincoln Logs 100th Anniversary Tin
Your kiddo will delight in making log cabins and other fun buildings again and again. This package includes 111 pieces made of real, high-quality maple wood.
Your five year old will not only enjoy building this marble run, he’ll love watching the marbles roll through the tracks and gutters as they race to the bottom. Crafted with heirloom-quality birch and rubber wood, it’s extremely durable and long-lasting.
10. Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register
Encouraging beginning math and calculator skills, this cash register is more than just a pretend toy. It comes with 30 pretend bills, 40 plastic coins, and one pretend credit card.
This talented pup can flip his bone, shake “paws,” and even bark a tune. He also features over 100 sound-and-motion combinations, including making happy sounds, tilting his head, and shuffling his paws with excitement.
12. Melissa & Doug® Personalized Mop & Broom Set
He can practice all of his cleaning skills with this set, which includes a broom, mop, dust pan, and duster. It even can be personalized with your little one’s name and one line of text to make it feel even more like his own.
13. LEGO Duplo Spider-Man Web-Bike Workshop Set
This LEGO set is designed especially for little hands. It includes a Spider-Man figure, motorbike with working wheels, wrench, oil can, and decorated bricks.
14. Little Tikes 18-Piece Big Waffle Block Set
These giant waffle blocks let your little one make a fort, tower, obstacle course, and so much more. The set includes 18 blocks that fit snugly together and are made with little kids in mind.
15. Peaceable Kingdom Dinosaur Escape
Help! The volcano is about to blow and all the dinos are lost. Instead of competing against one another, this game encourages kids to work together, use their memories, and incorporate strategies to help save the dinosaurs.
Made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum, this scooter is built for speed. It features spring-less front suspension and a wheelie bar so your little one can learn some tricks as he gets more comfortable on the scooter.
17. Strider 12 Classic Balance Bike
Balance bikes don’t have training wheels or pedals to help kids learn how to balance on a bike, kick up their feet, and soar. Therefore, they’re the perfect transition to a two-wheeler bike.
18. Melissa & Doug® Deluxe Wooden Standing Art Easel
Any room can be an art studio with this standing easel. This set features a dry-erase board, chalkboard, paper-roll holder, four easy-grip clips, and a plastic supply tray to encourage creativity and expression.
19. Hey! Play Pretend Play Adjustable Workbench and 75-Pc. Tool Set
Your little guy wants to be just like daddy, and with this workbench, he can partake in DIY projects around the house, too! It includes a battery-powered drill, a hammer, saw, wrench, screwdriver, and so much more.
20. Official Mega Grave Digger All-Terrain Remote Control Monster Truck with Lights
At over two feet long, this RC monster truck is larger, faster, and more powerful than anything your little one has seen. You can control it from up to 250 feet away with the battery-operated joystick controller and drive in any direction.
21. Melissa & Doug Pet Vet Play Set
With 24 pieces, including a plush dog and cat, pretend medical equipment, and a medical bag, your little one can pretend to be a veterinarian with this fun set. It even includes a stethoscope, thermometer, syringe, tweezers, and more so your little one can practice fine motor skills to manipulate the objects.
22. Reeves International The Big Dig Sandbox Digger Crane
Perfect for the backyard sandbox, this crane lets your little one dig in the sand. It features 360-degree swivel action and a two-handed lever for digging and dumping, reaching 25 inches in height at full extension.
23. PLAYMOBIL Hidden Temple with T-Rex Building Set
With 121 pieces, your little one can get deep into pretend play with this building set. With one big Tyrannosaurus Rex, and ancient temple, and three explorers, your little one can imagine hours of adventure.
These planes are 100% kid-powered. Kids jump and stomp to launch the three different planes, which were actually designed by aeronautical engineers to perform a variety of outstanding stunts.
25. Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set
Spark your child’s curiosity with this fun set, featuring hairpin turns, motorized boosters, and a one-of-a-kind crash zone. The set comes with one Hot Wheels car for plenty of fun right out of the box.
26. Crazy Forts
Featuring 60 pieces to put together in fun and exciting ways, this fort set is an award-winning toy for good reason. Your little one can build a fort, tunnel, igloo, and more, and simply cover with a bed sheet for an enclosed structure.
27. Kidizoom DX2 Blue Smartwatch by VTech
Your little one will love having a smartwatch just like you! Besides from using the watch as a typical watch, your child can take pictures with the two built-in cameras, add cool effects to the pictures, and play more than 55 different apps designed to help your child learn about time.
28. Transport Car Carrier Truck Toy
Your little one can store all of his favorite cars inside this transport truck, which has space for 28 small toy cars. The package includes six cars, plus a variety of construction signs and cones.
29. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Film Camera
With this instant film camera, your little one can take photos and print out copies in seconds. The camera uses automatic flash with light adjustment to help your budding photographer get great results each and every time.
30. Mathlink® Cubes Early Math Activity Set
Designed to feel just like play, these brightly colored cubes actually teach children the fundamentals of addition and subtraction. Your little one can practice sequencing and learn color and shape recognition.
31. Retevis RT628 Kids Walkie Talkies
Your little one will love being able to communicate with his friends across long distances. These walkie talkies feature a highly visible talk button and an easy-to-operate belt clip that lets your little one clip the device onto their belt or pocket while on the go.
Your kiddo will love skipping and hopping to make his own musical song. With six full feet of touch-sensitive keys and a selection of eight instrumental sounds, your little one will never tire of re-creating his favorite tunes.
33. Blankie Tails® Glow In The Dark Shark Blanket
Your kiddo will love this cuddly soft shark blanket made with double-sided minky material. What’s even better is that once the lights go out, the eyes actually glow in the dark.
34. Lite Brite Magic Screen Light Bright Bonus Set
This set, with over 300 colored pegs, allows your five-year-old to create art with light. He can follow one of the included templates or create his own unique designs.
35. Thames & Kosmos The Human Body 70-Pc. Science Kit
Let your little one explore the human body with this 70-piece science kit. It helps teach human biology through hands-on experiments, such as building a stethoscope to listen to their heartbeat and trying a blindfolded exercise to understand hand-eye coordination.
Let your little one’s imagination soar with this realistic macaw kite. Made of durable ripstop fabric with a fiberglass frame, it’s extremely durable and long-lasting, even in winds up to 18 miles per hour.
37. Tropical Teepee
Your little one will adore hiding out in this teepee and reading a good book. With bold and colorfully printed palm leaves, this style provides a one-of-a-kind tropical getaway.
38. Insect Lore Butterfly Growing Kit
Raise butterflies right from your own home with this exciting kit. It features everything you need, including a pop up, reusable mesh habitat, feeding dropper, and complete instructions on how to raise your own butterflies.
39. Lunar Rover 30pc Magnetic Construction
This magnetic construction set features a 30 geometric shapes and four wheels. It includes everything you need to build your own lunar Rover or whatever design your little one comes up with.
40. Play Visions Sands Alive! Paver Pete Construction Playset
Sands Alive is somewhere between sand and playdough, allowing for molding, but also crumbing apart. This set includes a whopping one and a half pounds of Sands Alive, a toy bulldozer, barrel marker molds, cone marker molds, a 16-inch play mat, and so much more.
41. Whamo-O® Slip ‘N Slide® Double Wave Rider®
Keep your kiddo cool in the heat of the summer with this double slip ‘n slide rider. It will provide hours of fun as your little one glides down the double slide into the splash pool at the end.
42. ECHEERS Kids Toys Dancing Robot
Your little one will get an intro into coding with this dancing robot. Additionally, the dancing robot can interpret audio input on the fly and dance to whatever tunes you play for it.
43. Nerf N-Strike Elite DualStrike Blaster
This powerful Nerf gun features two different types of darts. It comes with three Elite darts, designed to fly through the air and hit their target effortlessly, and three Mega Whistler darts, which scream as they fly through the air.
44. Crayola Light Up Tracing Pad Blue
This tracing pad will give your little one the confidence he needs to create a masterpiece. It comes with over 100 traceable images, a light up pad, and one graphite pencil.
Let your little one feel like a real paleontologist excavating surprises from unique dino eggs. The set includes 12 dino eggs, 12 chisels, and 12 full-colored learning cards, one for each dino.
46. Gears! Gears! Gears! Dizzy Fun Land Motorized Set
With this motorized, 120-piece gear set, your little one can build the amusement park of his dreams. Playing with this set can help encourage creativity, engineering skills, and fine motor development.
47. The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart
With no batteries, gears, or pedals, this car is 100% kid-friendly. It features a sleek design and an extraordinarily smooth ride, reaching speeds of up to six miles per hour.
48. ThinkFun Zingo Bingo Award Winning Preschool Game
Perfect for early and pre-readers, this exciting game helps builds language and matching skills. It features fast-paced play that helps keep little kids’ active brains engaged.
49. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Stamp Set
This 38-piece stamp set includes two ink pads and six vibrant markers for hours of creativity and imagination. Featuring safari animals, pets, ocean creatures, and farm friends, it’s sure to have all your child’s favorites.
50. Create With Clay Dinosaur Kit
This fun set combines art and science into one fun activity. It allows your five-year-old to create his own unique dinosaurs by covering the dino molds with colorful clay that helps bring them to life.
Whether he likes dinosaurs, trucks, or making music, you’re bound to find a toy (or ten) on this list he’ll absolutely adore. The hardest part is deciding which one to pick!