Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys.
Now I'm a little more than 5 but I can tell you one thing about boys, we like toys of action. Fortunately, a boy of 5 has cheaper toys than a boy of my age!
Toy Gift - My favorite toys for boys that age are things like the stomp rocket. I'm going totally non-commercial here and not posting links to eBay or amazon because I want to make a point. A stomp rocket is nothing more than a tube with fins at the end of a hose with a bellows. When the child stomps on the bellows, the rocket flies up in the air. Boys (of all ages) love this stuff.
The plastic is cheap and shouldn't break glass or damage cars if it lands on one and boys being boys will do whatever it takes to make it go as high as possible. The good side from a parent's point of view is the thing is virtually indestructible and it probably won't cause too much damage. The bonus here is that it does not work too well if you pick it up and aim it at something or someone. It pretty much has to go straight up in the air.
Safe and fun, what more could a boy want!
Homemade Gift - Now if you want to go really creative and homemade, you could make your own children's calendar that your 5 year old could color. All you need is a computer, a printer, some paper and a little bit of creativity. The example shown at the site is for a Batman Calendar! Find something your 5 year old would love to color, get a box of crayons and you have a gift!
These are just a couple of suggestions. Good luck and make sure you give them a funny card. 5 year old's love to laugh.
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