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Birthday Boy: Gift Guide For 5 Year Old Boys

August 24, 2018

Lukeโ€™s birthday is coming up so quickly. Iโ€™ve been so focused on being pregnant and giving birth to Oscar, that the entire first half of the year seems to have flown by without me really noticing! I canโ€™t believe weโ€™re in August now and my oldest child will be turning 5 in just a few days; itโ€™s crazy how fast time flies.

Originally, we were going to have a big party for him, but as his birthday falls in the summer holidays, we thought weโ€™d save ourselves some money and treat him to a day out instead. Weโ€™re planning on heading to the New Forest Wild Life Park. Mikey and I visited it sometime last year but we have never taken Luke there, so it should be a really nice day out with both the boys.

Wondering what on Earth to do with him on his birthday is one thing, but trying to work out what presents to get him has been an even more difficult task! Iโ€™ve put together a little gift guide in case any other parents have found themselves in a similar situation and are stuck for exciting ideas.

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Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition

Luke has managed to survive 5 years without having any form of tablet or smartphone of his own. Now that heโ€™s a little older and his baby brother has arrived, we thought it would be a good idea to buy him a tablet. Iโ€™ve heard so many good things about the Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition so when my search for the perfect tablet commenced, it was a no brainer. After giving birth to my second child, money is a huge niggle thatโ€™s always there in the back of my mind so Iโ€™m happy that the Fire 7 For Kids is a reasonable price and boasts loads of features. I especially like that Amazon will send you a new tablet if yours gets broken; very handy when youโ€™ve got a clumsy kid like mine! I bought the Amazon Fire 7 Kid Edition from Amazon for ยฃ99.

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition - the perfect birthday gift for birthday boys. More present ideas at

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition - the perfect birthday gift for birthday boys. More present ideas at

Crate Creatures Surprise

Iโ€™ve heard so many great things about this new toy and read loads of positive reviews, so I knew it would be a great present to gift to Luke for his fifth birthday. This toy is like nothing I have seen before and I know that Luke will enjoy how unique it is. The Crate Creatures Surprise toy features a creature that is locked up in a crate, waiting to be released. The reusable packaging is actually part of the toy: you need to use the crowbar on the outside of the box to break open the lock and release your creature. Weโ€™ve got Blizz, a white and blue fuzzy little monster with yellow horns on his head. He looks a bit like what Iโ€™d imagine a yeti to look like! Each monster has 45 monstrously cool sound effects, as well as some cool additional features. You can talk to the monster and hear him talk back to you, you can feed him his favourite treat and listen to him chow down in delight. Knocking him over, flipping him and shaking the monster all make him roar in delight and pulling his big rubbery tongue will make his eyes glow and leave him shaking in rage. Each creature has their own special creature feature too – Blizzโ€™s is the thrashing arms. I know Luke will really enjoying breaking his new monster friend out of his crate and interacting with him loads. Crate Creatures are available from Smyths Toy Stores, come with the batteries included and cost ยฃ39.99.

Crate Creatures - the perfect birthday gift for birthday boys. More present ideas at

Crate Creatures Surprise toys make the perfect birthday present for 5 year old little boys. See more great gift ideas at

KidzLabs Volcano Making Kit

Luke adores anything science related, so this Volcano Making Kit from Find Me A Gift is bound to be a massive hit with him. This awesome science project allows you to build a 9.5cm tall solid volcano, paint and decorate it and then amaze all your family and friends with a bubbly lava eruption. Itโ€™s not suitable for children under the age of 3 and the recommended age is for over 8โ€™s, but I think with adult supervision, a 5 year old would be able to complete this project easily. The box contains a solid plastic mould and some plaster of paris so you can construct your volcano, paints, brushes, a stirrer, graphics for decoration and some instructions on how to use the volcano and make it erupt. For the eruption, you do need to buy vinegar and baking soda as theyโ€™re not included in the box. Something as creative and as messy as this is bound to be a massive hit with the boys!

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OOKS T Shirts

Can a birthday go by without someone buying extra clothes? I love spending money on new outfits for Luke and these t shirts from OOKS are seriously cute. OOKS combine digital and real world play to create colourful and exciting personalised childrens books. Theyโ€™ve also recently launched their clothing line. The clothes and accessories available are absolutely gorgeous and super cute. Iโ€™ve got a collection of five fantastic t shirts for Luke and I know heโ€™ll adore the bright, colourful characters and funny catch phrases.

OOKS works by downloading an app and letting your children answer some simple questions, such as their favourite food, what their personality is like, and what their favourite hobby is. They also get to create an avatar thatโ€™s completely unique to them! As the children play with the app, they begin to create their own magical story based on the choice they make. You can check your childrenโ€™s books at any time by logging onto the OOKS website, you can also order the books to be printed and posted to you. The best bit? Your childโ€™s name is listed as the author!

OOKS t shirts, books and other clothes make the perfect birthday gift for little boys. See more great present ideas at

The Dad Lab Book

I didn’t actually buy this for Luke’s birthday, I bought it at the beginning of the summer holidays so that Mikey and Luke could have some boy time together once Oscar arrived and Mikey was on his paternity leave. Having had three weeks to look through it and pick science experiments to do, I would definitely recommend The Dad Lab as a great gift for both boys and girls around the age of 5. The Dad Lab book is packed full of great activities to do with children that are both educational and, most importantly, really, really fun! It’s split into different categories, so there’s something to do no matter what mood you’re in. From messy play to magical and colourful experiments – there’s something for everyone. It’s a great little purchase and I highly recommend it.

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  • AMy – all about a mummy

    August 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Fab guide. My eldest would love the volcano making kit and I didnโ€™t know that about replacing the Kindle Fire if it get broken – fab feature.

  • Pati robins

    August 26, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Oh i love those ideas amazon tablet is a great educational as well as fun gift for any chilf i also love the volcano making kit

  • Elizabeth

    August 26, 2018 at 7:57 am

    It feels like such a long time since my kids were five… ah, the memories! Super gift ideas, these!
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  • Rhian westbury

    August 26, 2018 at 9:01 am

    The volcano making kit looks so cool, I used to love sciency things like this when I was a kid x

  • lucy mackcracken

    August 26, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Some great ideas here for a variety of budgets. My daughter has a Hudl but I think it’s on its last legs and we are definitely considering an amazon fire too, seems a great option for kids and not too expensive. Hope you all have a great celebrating together.

  • bex allum

    August 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    We love Ooks, we have the books and clothing. The Amazon fire is fabulous my daughter loves hers.

  • michelle twin mum

    August 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    About any little on would be happy with their own Fire tablet and then balance it out with a few toys and they’ll have perfect fun. Mich x
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  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    August 26, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I like the idea of the Kindle Fire for kids, really need to look more into them as I think the controls would be better than and iPad?

  • Heidi Brown

    August 27, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Great guide, I think my 5 year old boy would love all of these! I think the crate creature surprise would be his favourite followed by the make your own volcano – although we did make our own with coke and mentos this summer!

  • Emma Raphael

    August 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    What a great selection of gifts. Good to read an indepth review of the Kindle, as I am looking for a new one for our toddler for when we are travelling right now…

  • Nadia

    August 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Ohh… Iโ€™ll be bookmarking this. My boy turns 4 next and itโ€™s also good with some inspiration!

  • Kara

    August 28, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Happy birthday Luke, looks like you have some fab presents lined up

  • Jenni

    August 28, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    My little man would love the kindle and he has a crate creature too x

  • Katherine Hackworthy

    August 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I love the idea of the OOK products, such a brilliant idea. I always think personalizing books is a great way to get kids to enjoy them more. This is a great selection of gifts too, sometimes a little inspiration is what you need.

  • Beth @

    August 29, 2018 at 6:04 am

    What a fantastic guide. Our 4 year old LOVES his Fire 7 tablet (he calls it an iPad though)… He loves playing the games included in the Fire for Kids subscription and I love knowing that he can’t go on anything he isn’t supposed to.

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