The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys 5 and Up


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys 5 and Up

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2021 has been a crazy year! The wrath of Covid continues on and toys are already starting to sell out because of delivery delays! Have you started Holiday shopping yet? I’m going to share with you some of our favorites and my sons most wished gifts this year! Also, just because this list says for boys, it does not mean your girls wouldn't like them too! My 2 year old daughter would love playing with many of these toys as well!

The Ultimate Wooden Pretend Play Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, Candylab Toys, Kidkraft Space Shuttle, Tender Leaf Toys Royal Castle
The Ultimate Wooden Pretend Play Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Wooden Pretend Play:


My son loves play sets. I can always trust these brands to be high quality, and tons of fun! Bonus for mom, they look pretty on display in any room!


  1. Candylab Toys- They make the cutest cars, food trucks, and now block toys! Use code ABALANCE15 for 15% off!

  2. KidKraft Space Shuttle- This one is on my sons Christmas list this year! We love all of our KidKraft products!

  3. Tender Leaf Toys Royal Castle- Tender Leaf Toys are one of my favorite brands for high quality wooden toys. They are beautifully designed and gender neutral!



The Ultimate Chapter Building Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, Legos, Picasso Tiles, Eco Bricks
The Ultimate Chapter Building Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Building Toys:


Do you have a child who loves to build? My son sure does. You can't go wrong with any of these building sets!

  1. Picasso Tiles- These classic magnetic bricks create hours of fun! Both my son (6) and daughter (2) play with these together, almost every day!

  2. Picasso Tile Race Track- This one is on my sons Christmas list this year! Magnetic tiles plus racing = a win, win!

  3. Eco Bricks- These were a new discovery this year for myself and my lego loving son! I love that they are made from sustainable bamboo!

  4. Minecraft Lego Sky Tower- This lego set, new for 2021, is high on my sons wish list this year!

  5. LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler- Do you know a Batman fan? Then this LEGO set is sure to please them!

  6. LEGO Creator 3in1 Medieval Castle- Another set high on my sons wish list. Who doesn't love building a castle?!


The Ultimate Chapter Book Gifts for Boys 5 and Up The Last Kids on Earth, Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol, The Christmas Pig
The Ultimate Chapter Book Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Chapter Books:


My son has been really getting into reading chapter books at night for the last 2 years. It it is a fun way to bond and look forward to bedtime!

  1. The Last Kids on Earth Series - is my sons current favorite! He is currently up to the third book and looks forward to reading them every night! They can be a little scary, but you know your kid best and what they are into!

  2. Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol Series- This series is the one that got my son hooked on reading chapter books together!

  3. The Christmas Pig- I've already ordered a copy of this one and don't think I can wait until Christmas to give it to my son! J.K. Rowling's new book is about one child's love for his most treasured thing, and how far he will go to find it. It is bound to be magical!


The Ultimate Board Game & Puzzle Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, Planet, 12 Days, Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, Mudpuppy, Merry Grinchmas
The Ultimate Board Game & Puzzle Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Board Games & Puzzles:


Our family loves playing board games and doing puzzles together. We try to play everyday! Some of these are classic favorites and some are on my son's list this year!

  1. Planet- While recommended for 8 and up, my son is always eager to play this! You compete to complete your perfect world by placing tiles on your "planet core". I highly recommend checking it out!

  2. 12 Days Card Game- This card game is on my sons list this year! I've already ordered it and can't wait to play!

  3. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters -This is one of my sons all time favorites! I've written about it here if you'd like to hear all about it!

  4. Mudpuppy Glow In the Dark & Mudpuppy Search and Find- I love this brand of puzzles! They are great quality and add an extra fun aspect with the glow in the dark or search and find features!

  5. Merry Grinchmas!- My kids love the Grinch! Do yours? This board game is brand new so it is on his list this year!


The Ultimate Action Figure Gifts for Boys 5 and Up Terra by Battat Dinosaurs & Animals, Pokemon Carry N Go Volcano, Treasure X, Goo Jit Zu, Bowser Air Ship, Minecraft Ultimate Ender Dragon
The Ultimate Action Figure Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Action Figures & Playsets


Most of these don't need too much explanation so I'm going to list them out instead! We already have the Terra toys and LOVE them, and my son got the Air Ship a few months ago!

  1. Terra By Battat T-Rex Transfer

  2. Terra By Battat Animals

  3. Pokemon Carry N' Go Volcano

  4. Goo Jit Zu Toys

  5. Treasure X Monster Gold

  6. Bowser Air Ship

  7. Minecraft Ultimate Ender Dragon







The Ultimate Outdoor Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, Ninja Warrior Course, HearthSong Tree Swing, KidKraft Sandbox, Bounce House
The Ultimate Outdoor Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Outdoor Play:

If you have outdoor space, these toys will keep your children entertained for hours!

  1. Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course- Have you watched the Floor is Lava on Netflix? Thanks to that show, my son is super into monkey bars and obstacle courses right now, and wants this set so badly! It comes with 9 unique obstacles.

  2. HearthSong Tree Swing- I love that this can fit multiple kids! No more fighting over the last available swing!

  3. KidKraft Pirate Sandbox- My kids love playing in the sane, it keeps them entertained forever! This pirate one is so cute!

  4. Little Tikes Giant Inflatable Slide Bouncer- We got one of these during Covid to get our kids outside and having fun!


The Ultimate Video Game Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, top Nintendo Switch Games
The Ultimate Video Game Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Nintendo Switch Games:


My son loves his video game time and these are either his favorite games or ones on his list!


  1. Mario Party Superstars- This is a great one to play as a family. Superstars is newest released Mario Party.

  2. Minecraft Dungeons- May be better suited for kids on the older side.

  3. Minecraft- (My sons all time favorite) He has been playing since he was 5 and creates the most wonderful worlds!

  4. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond- Best for kids that know how to read or will have a parent playing with them.



The Ultimate Subscription Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, KidArtLit and Banyan Tree Kids review
The Ultimate Subscription Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Subscription Programs:

These two subscriptions are so great because they come with a brand new book and activities!

  1. KidArtLit- This subscription comes with a boutique quality book, easy to follow instructions for art activities, and an authors note!

  2. Banyan Tree Kids- Combines STEAM activities and books in ONE single box.












The Ultimate Craft Gifts for Boys 5 and Up, Creativity for Kids, Play Dough, Sensory Kits, Osmo Creative Starter Kit
The Ultimate Craft Gifts for Boys 5 and Up

Crafty Gifts:

We already have lots of products from these brands, but plan to add more this Holiday season!