When 4 come around many get to meet the monster. We are talking about the boy that snatches toys from others on the playground, refuses to share his own and gets time outs every other 5 minute. Welcome 5! This is surely a time to celebrate but what gifts for a 5 year old boy should you invest in? If he has been good at expressing his needs and desires during the past year you might have an idea but here are some pointers to remind you what he’s been wining about…
I want to bike!
Little boys and girls love to bike and he has seen his friends busy with all sorts of two wheelers. Now he is ready to try it by himself but skip the balance trainer! The best gifts for a 5 year old boy are the ones that he can use for a longer period of time. That’s why you should get a real bike that he can grow with. Just set it so that he will reach the ground and remove the support wheels. Let him slide and glide till he gets it. For many little boys this will be maximum one afternoon while others need some more time. A bike is truly a great gift!
Glue guns are awesome…
If he is a creative little boy he might be asking for a glue gun like the one his preschool teacher is using. Don’t give him a glue gun but get him something to craft with, perhaps a crafts set, or something that will remind him of the tools that his teacher is using. There are so many cool crafts items to give as a gift for a little boy that likes to get busy painting, cutting and gluing. A regular stapler can keep him busy for many minutes at a time.
Walkie talkies are fabulous. These little gadgets usually don’t cost much but they will provide him with hours of fun. If he has siblings the gift makes a lot of sense and it will encourage them to play together. Just make sure that this gadget comes with batteries.
If you can stand the noise it might be time for drums. There are certain kids that just can’t seem to get enough of the songs and beats they learn in preschool and hear on the radio. Drums are really cool instruments and something that quite small kids can start with. If you think this will be over the top you might want to go for a regular electric piano with beats included so that he can enjoy seeing the effects that he can accomplish by simply pressing the buttons…
It might feel tempting to get him a new movie or computer game but try to find something that will get him moving instead. While games and movies can be a great help for busy parents they are not the best gifts for a 5 year old boy that should learn more about the world and his own abilities. Therefore it is highly recommended to stay away from these couch warming type of gifts and invest in sports equipment, regular board games, books or something else that will force him to think and do.