This post will give you a list of the best boy gifts for 3, 4, and 5 year old boys, including toys that encourage creativity, educational toys, and plain old fun toys. If you’ve been to my blog before, then you know that my youngest child is a 4 year old boy. He especially loves dinosaurs, cars, and animals and he helped me to create this list of gift ideas for preschool boys.
As I was researching fun and educational toys with him to add to his Christmas list, I figured I might as well share my research with all of you! I’ve already done the work for you to filter out any toys with a not-so-great review.
Best Boy Gifts for 3, 4, and 5 Year Old Boys
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Gifts For Young Boys That Encourage Creativity
Pretend Play Set
Pretend play has been found to help with the development of social skills, an increase in creativity, and even an increase in empathy (1). Melissa and Doug make this restaurant playset with a kitchen on one side and booth on the other. They also make this grocery store playset complete with a play scanner. These are both great for playing make-believe and are toys that your child will play with for years to come.
A Kids Digital Camera
Let your child show you how he sees the world by expressing himself through photographs. This Kidizoom digital camera comes with headphones, a built-in MP3 player, and a speaker. It also features a color screen, automatic flash, and built-in games.
Play-Doh Set Or Accessories
What kid doesn’t love to make creations with play-doh? Let the creativity run wild with this Play-Doh Oven playset where kids can watch their creations “bake” in the oven. Don’t forget the 10-pack of play-doh to go along with the playset.
Fun & Interactive Gifts For Little Boys
Interactive Dinosaur Toy
How cool is this? You can control the dinosaur using the handle on her back. The eyes light up, the mouth opens and closes, & this Jurassic World dinosaur play set even comes with a projectile launcher.
If you’re looking for something at a lower price point, this dino hauler playset would provide hours of fun for a boy who loves dinosaurs.
What little boy wouldn’t love racing around in this dune racer made for 2?
A Hot Wheels Playset
I think this Hot Wheels criss cross crash track set (try saying that 3 times fast, LOL) looks super fun. It also includes plenty of parking spots to use when you need to store your matchbox cars.
Educational Gifts for Preschool Boys
Teach the little boy in your life numbers, counting, and shapes with the 4 games on this PJ Masks watch. It also includes 9 different clock faces.
This next pick is a great option if you want a gift that’s unique. One option is a company called Marblespark. They let you choose from multiple stories to create a personalized book with your giftee’s name in it. It promises to turn into a favorite bedtime book!
Toys For Boys From Their Favorite TV Show
A Paw Patrol Toy
The Paw Patrol fire truck includes an extendable ladder, lights, and sounds. Get this soon – there’s a great sale going on at Amazon right now!
PJ Masks Playset
Your PJ Masks fan will love this double-sided deluxe headquarters playset, complete with Catboy and his cat-car.
Wild Kratts Creature Suit
Get a replica of either Martin’s or Chris’s creature suit so your little guy can go on animal adventures at home. The set comes with a vest, gloves, and power discs.
Ninja Turtles Vehicle
The 2-in-1 Ninja Turtles Tank is both a sweet ride for the Ninja Turtles and a playset.
Star Wars Playset
This Star Wars Jabbas bounty playset comes with 1 vehicle and 5 characters so kids can use their imaginations while blasting through the galaxy.
Thomas & Friends Super Station
If the boy you’re buying for loves trains, then this Fisher Price Thomas The Train Set will be a hit.
I hope this gave you some great ideas for the young boy on your gift list this year. Are there other toys for this age that you would recommend? Leave me a comment below!