Gift Guide: Boys Ages 5-9


We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We’ve tried to provide gift ideas for boys, ages 5-9, that we’ve used in our own homes and that can help them be imaginative and grow as a whole person–everything from active toys to science experiments to building sets to board games to books.

Make sure to hop over and browse around our other 2019 Holiday Gift Guides! Many of the gifts on our Girls Ages 5-9 list would work great for boys, too.

Gift guide for boys ages 5-9

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Boys Ages 5-9 Gift Guide

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1. Rechargeable Walkie Talkies – My kids got these affordable and very fun walkie talkies a few Christmases ago and still play with them. They’ve worked really well for us. An added benefit is that I use it to stay connected with my kids if I go on a walk around the neighborhood. They reach for up to 3 miles.


2. VevoFit Jr.Polly’s kids talk about theirs every single day! She recommends getting the 2 year warranty (it replaced her daughter’s after a year). This slim fitness tracker for kids makes it easy to keep track of their steps, sleep and activity, without adding extra bulk. This activity tracker syncs with an app that kids and parents will both love; kids will have a blast taking on challenges and adventures, and parents will appreciate the convenience of assigning chores and rewards.


3. Uno – This is a classic for a reason. Easy to learn and so fun, especially for this age. If your kiddos don’t have it, snag it this holiday. Great for road trips, family game night, or playing with friends.


4. Infrared Laser Blasters and Vests – This Multi-Player Laser Tag Game that will lead to hours of entertainment, creating wonderful memories with family and friends. Polly’s family and neighbors use these and LOVE them. Great for indoor or outdoor use. Big ticket item but might be fun as a family gift.


5. Razor RipRider The classic 3 wheeler of the 70’s just got a whole lot better. This is a coveted scooter among elementary kids in Polly’s neighborhood.


6. Tenzi – This fun, fast-paced, simple dice game can be played with all ages from 7-107. It’s also a great travel game to take on vacation.


7. LEGO Ideas Book – For the LEGO-loving boy in your life, this is an essential book. It can help him think outside the LEGO instruction manual and pour gas on his already creative imagination.


8. Me Compendium – I can’t say enough good things about this unique, quirky, well-designed book. Inventive, hilarious and joyously colorful, this fill-in journal was designed to help kids capture nearly everything that’s uniquely rad about them. I’ve enjoyed learning about and laughing with my son as he has filled it out.


9. Magic Magnetic Building Set – This is a super cool and very affordable toy that every boy or girl (and adult!) who is around it like to play with. This small little box–which takes up very little space–contains 150 highly magnetic and well-engineered sticks, as well as metal balls. Children will learn how magnets work as they attract and/or repel one another. In addition to building all kinds of cool structures, we’ve even come up with some fun “magic” tricks with these magnets, too. 


10. Magna-Tiles – Boys and girls of almost all ages will enjoy this classic, high-quality magnetic block system. We have these at church in our younger elementary classrooms and they continue to be one of the most well-loved toys. They are definitely an investment, and you can start with a smaller set here. 


11. Marbles + 12. Marble Run Set – Allows kids to create endless options of marble tracks and marbles. All ages enjoy this building set. Be sure to get the extra marbles. My kids love building multiple runs and competing in marble races.

More Ideas:

Books: Here are a few great book ideas for boys this age.


Legos: Still the perfect gift for this age. Check out the City Lego Sets or Superhero Lego Sets.


Bible: Snag my boys’ favorite children’s Bible, The Action Bible or another age-appropriate Bible from this list.


Mini Basketball Hoop – Almost 5 full stars on 4k+ reviews – this basketball hoop hangs over the back of the door for indoor play.


Nerf Guns I feel like you just can’t go wrong with giving a boy a Nerf Gun. There are SO many different sizes and shapes. Just browse through these for some ideas. 


Echo Dot: Kids Edition – My kids have been known to sneak the family Echo Dot into their rooms to play music and games. Since it’s not filtered, this makes me a little nervous! This kid edition comes with daily time limits and the ability t o review activity. It plays music, tells stories, calls approved friends and family, and has more kid-friendly skills. Excited about this option!

 

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Note: If you bookmark any of these ideas for later, we’d be so thankful if you came back to this page and go through our link when you are ready to purchase. We only get credit if you make a purchase through our link. We appreciate your support SO much!

Make sure to hop over and browse around our other 2019 Holiday Gift Guides!


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