Top 10 Christmas toys for 5 year old boys

Here are my top 10 Christmas toys for 5 year old boys. Some of these I know my 5 year old boy loves and the others are on his wishlist. Make sure you check out the Christmas Toy Tracker for comparable prices.

My 5 year old is relatively easy to buy for in comparison to his 8 year old brother. He is still very much in to Superheroes, roleplay and crafts so this list reflects that. We were sent a couple of boxes of Sands Alive to review (full review and competition coming later today) and he played with it for well over an hour and then got it out again the next day. It’s great fun and relatively mess free. We were also lucky enough to be sent a SwimFin to review and Finlay loves it. You can read a full review of SwimFin and shark Finlay and also enter a competition to win one. 

Top 10 Christmas toys for 5 year old boys 2015

1. John Adams Blopens Super Activity Workshop

2. [New Version]VicTsing Waterproof WaterSafe Baby Party in the Tub Bath Time LED Light Partry Show Toy 6 Different Color Changing As Seen on TV

3. Transformers Age of Extinction Mega 1-Step Bumblebee Figure

4.Deluxe Optimus Prime TransformersTM Robots in Disguise – Kids Costume 5 – 6 years 

5. Play-Doh Marvel Smashdown Can-Heads Featuring Hulk Figure

6. John Adams Sands Alive Animal Set

7. Furby Boom Crystal Series Ombre (Green/ Blue)

8. Swimfin – Black

9. Julia Donaldson X10 Ziplock Pack 2015

10. ChillFactor Tutti Fruity Slushy Maker (Blue)

Finlay got a Furby Boom for his Birthday and he loves it. There is an App that you can download to make it more interactive but we haven’t done that yet. He also got a set of the new Playdoh Can-heads which he really likes. Julia Donaldson books are some of his favourites so I’ve included those as I always get books at Christmas. The Chill Factor slush maker is something that he has been asking for when it comes on the adverts for ages so he would be very excited to receive one of these. The Bumblebee Transformer figure would be great to add to his collection and I’m sure he would put the costume on straight away. Finlay still loves to play in the bath and I think he would have great fun with the light, party show. Finally I added in the BlowPens. Kyle had a set of these around the same age and it’s something that I also think Finlay would enjoy, they come with lots of stencils and you can create some great pictures with them.  

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  1. November 29, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Great choices…..I have seen those Blopens and quite fancy them for myself….hehehe

  2. November 30, 2015 / 1:33 am

    I love Julia Donaldson’s books. We’ve got The Snail and the Whale out from the library at the moment. It’s a bit wordy for my 1 year old, but I read it anyway because I like it so much! Great round up 🙂

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:23 am

      We have loads of the books. They are some of my favourites x

  3. December 3, 2015 / 12:14 pm

    Thank you for these ideas. Looks like this year I will purchase most Christmas gift online 🙂

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:24 am

      I’ve done most of my shopping online this year. I’ve still got lots to do x

  4. December 4, 2015 / 8:01 am

    I love that slushy maker. I think I need one. #PicknMix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:25 am

      I do love the superhero obsession. My eldest wasn’t that bothered by them 🙂 x

  5. December 4, 2015 / 9:45 am

    I’ve got all this to come in a few years – the swim fin has to be my fave! #picknmix

  6. December 4, 2015 / 9:49 am

    Although my little guy is nearly 4 some of these would be great! – I’ve actually bought him the bumblebee transformer figure! haha great minds! Thanks for sharing/co-hosting #TheList

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:26 am

      Finlay loves his transformers. He liked them last year too. X

  7. December 4, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Great choices – the slushy maker is such a great idea – I would’ve loved that as a kid! I’m always stuck for what to buy boys and have three nephews so thanks for the inspiration 🙂 #PicknMix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:27 am

      I do find boys hard to buy for sometimes. Hope it helps x

  8. December 4, 2015 / 10:25 am

    Great picks hun! I’ve read a lot of good things about the shark fin. These toys will keep any boy busy & entertained. Thanks so much for hosting x

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:27 am

      The swim fin is great as it’s useful too 🙂 x

  9. December 4, 2015 / 1:18 pm

    These look like fun. I’m sure everyone secretly wants a swimfin! #picknmix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:28 am

      I have to admit I really wanted to have a go. Devi Italy if we have a pool on holiday! X

  10. December 4, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    Ah lovely ideas…I hadn’t heard of a swimfin before, I love it! I want one! You’re going to have an excited little five year old on christmas morning aren’t you!? Thanks for hosting #picknmix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:29 am

      I’m sure he will be. He already has some of these and they are some of his favourites. X

  11. December 4, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    My son is a bit younger – 4 – but he is seriously into his transformers too. #picknmix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:30 am

      Finlay loves transformers last year when he was 4 too. It’s always a safe buy for parties x

  12. December 4, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Some lovely ideas here – my favourite is the Julia Donaldson collection as we are a big fan of hers in this house! I only recently came across the SwimFin and they are really useful. Thanks for sharing #PicknMix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:31 am

      The swimfins are great. I love her books we have pretty much all of them x

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:31 am

      Thanks. I did one for my 8 year old too. Amazing how much they change x

  13. December 5, 2015 / 3:58 am

    The Julia Donaldson books are always a hit. great to see them on the list.


    • December 8, 2015 / 7:32 am

      I always, always buy them books for Chrostmas and their Birthdays x

  14. December 5, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    Furbys are still a thing? I can remember them being around when my boys were very young.
    Play doh is alwaus a good option for boys and girls. #Picknmix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:33 am

      Yep they definitely are, I was a bit dubious but they are great fun x

  15. December 5, 2015 / 9:52 pm

    Lovely choices hon, y two would mostly likely still love some of these 😉

    Stevie xx

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:33 am

      Haha Kyle plays with the playdoh still. Actually he would like all of these x

  16. December 7, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I so wish I had read this two weeks ago! was struggling to find something for a 5 year old family member! I never know what boys are in to. Seeing that Furby takes me back! I used to love mine so much. #PicknMix

    • December 8, 2015 / 7:34 am

      It’s really hard to buy for kids sometimes. I struggle with older girls. I always wanted a fur you so getting one for Finlay was great 🙂 x

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