Danielle asked us on Twitter for some birthday gift ideas for a 5 year old boy, since her son is about to hit the big number five. She says he likes “things that go” but already has 400 cars. He also likes art projects and writing notes.
We have some great ideas for you, Danielle!
I also love gifting new art supplies like the all-natural ones from Clementine Arts every year since markers, paints and even crayons get kind of run down and beat up after a year.
The Fortamajig is a very cool way for kids to set up a little hideaway no matter where they are. Made of super-strong material, the velcro straps make it easy to set up a fort outside or indoors. My nephew loves his portable secret hideaway and his mom loves that it all folds up to take up almost no space at all when it’s not in use.
The next couple of ideas have wheels, but at least they are ones your son can ride. I adore our Mini Kick scooter which both of my younger kids ride almost daily. It is super light-weight, turns on a dime and rides nicely over less-than-smooth sidewalks.
If he doesn’t yet have a two-wheel bike, it makes a great 5-year-old gift, especially if grandparents are looking for one big “wow” gift. My son is riding a Trek that has been passed down by his two older sisters, and it was definitely money well spent. Or if your son needs a little help in learning to ride, skip the training wheels and check out the Gyrowheel, a super cool-looking stable wheel that spins to make learning to ride on two wheels much easier. I got to try it out at Toy Fair this year, and I can assure you, it’s very cool.
Hope he has a great birthday and hope these ideas help!