Gift Guide: Boys Ages 3-5

By Polly Conner

Out of all of our gift guides, I found this one was the easiest to put together. Young boys aren’t too hard to please and since I have two of them, with the help of my friends, we put together a killer list of ideas. Similar to our Girls 3-5 Year Old Gift Guide, most of these toys will make boys or girls happy!

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Gift ideas for preschool boys

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Boys: 3-5 Gift Guide

1. Don’t Break the Ice – I genuinely enjoy playing this with my kids! Both of my boys LOVE this game. 

Don't break the ice

2. Ziggle – A neighborhood favorite. Kids young and small love this toy! Every time someone sees my kids riding this, I get asked where it is from. 


3. Bubble Leaf Blower with Solution – One of the best bubble machines we’ve found. It doesn’t leak!

Bubble leaf blower

4. Firetruck Pop-Up Play House – I am getting one of these for my little guy this year. I love that when stored, it isn’t a space hog either! I’ll probably get the matching fireman gear too.

Pop up fire truck

5. Wooden Train Set – Great for pretend play. I love that this can grow with your kids too. Ask family members for additional pieces!

Wooden train set

6. Adjustable Indoor Basketball Goal – Endless fun and a great price! We had our in our basement during the winter and outside during the summer. 

Basketball Goal for kids

7. Go Wheelie – So simple but so fun! Makes a great sound when pushed which kids love.

Go Wheelie

8. Duplo Train Set – This was one of my 3 year old’s favorite gifts last year. He has played with it all year long. It’s battery operated and has lots of tricks it can do.

9. Dig a Dozen Dino Eggs – Kids love these. Just be sure to do them outside! 

dino eggs

10. Magnatiles – My kids play with these almost daily. It’s a big-ticket item so maybe best to ask a grandparent for it. Another great toy that can grow with your kids. 

Magna tiles

11. AirFort – I think this is Amazon’s best kept secret. Attach it to a simple box fan and a large fort is blown up in seconds! Such a great alternative to the big mess forts can make!

12. Alphabet Train Puzzle –  This is one of the few puzzles that has lasted through all three of my kids. They LOVE to put the alphabet together and it’s super long which is fun for kids.

Alphabet puzzle

13. Stomp Rocket – My boys had so much fun with this when they were younger. They can play with them on their own and have a lot of fun seeing how high they can shoot their rockets up in the sky. Make sure you don’t do them next to the house though. They can get stuck on the roof!

14. Jumbo Coloring Pads – I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. I have given them as birthday gifts and have even bought them a second time for my family. The pages are large, thick, and white. Every child of mine 4-9 still loves them. They also have girl versions if you have a preschool aged girl.

15. Kinetic Sand – This is just a MUST for this age. I like to spread it out on a baking sheet and let them play with it on that. It’s not messy like regular sand either. We have pretty much had Kinetic Sand in my home for the last 8 years!

16. Bubble Lawn Mower – I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love this. For sure an outside toy though!

17. Snow Shovels – On a last-minute whim, I got these for my kids when they were youngsters and they were the Christmas morning favorite! I can’t explain why but preschoolers just love having their own shovel!


18. Three Wheel Scooter – Available in 8 colors, the highest rated scooter on Amazon, and a good price for all the use you’ll get from it.

19. Magic Tracks – Snap a limitless amount of tracks together to create a fun race for multiple zippy little cars. Tip- buy extra cars and AAA batteries!


More Ideas:

BOARD GAMES: With the help of our kids, we have rounded up our favorite board games! Hop over here to see the amazing roundup for all ages.

Bounce House – A big-ticket item but SO worth the money!

Melissa & Dog Keys & Rescue Vehicle – I know my preschooler is going to love this!

The 14 Best Educational Toys we Own is a great resource for this age!

Duplo Sets – A classic toy that all kids enjoy!

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