Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5-Year-Old Boy

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Shopping for a birthday gift for a child can sometimes be challenging. The task can be especially difficult because of the wide range of toys and products available. When shopping for a 5-year-old-boy, consider a gift that is easy to use yet unique. If you know the child well and what his interests are, then this can be quite helpful when selecting an appropriate gift tailored to his tastes.

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Crayon Rocks

For the child who loves to express his creativity through art, Crayon Rocks are a simple and unique gift idea. These rock-shaped crayons, made from soybeans and coloured with natural mineral powders, are available in bags of eight or 16 crayons. The crayons come in a vibrant array of colours to suit any 5-year-old boy's colouring needs, and the interesting crayon shapes make them fun to use.

Sea-Monkeys

A classic toy, Sea-Monkeys, can be enjoyable for all children. Sea-Monkeys has been a popular item since its creation in 1960. This is a great gift idea for the 5-year-old boy who loves animals, nature and science experiments. Parents or older children can help the child set up the tank, after which the creatures require minimal care aside from routine feedings. Various toy stores carry different Sea-Monkey kits, with themes that include "Life on Mars" and "Pirate Treasure."

Money Savvy Generation Piggy Bank

A piggy bank is a fun, educational gift idea for a 5-year-old boy. This piggy bank, from Money Savvy Generation, teaches the child how to allocate his money. The piggy bank comes in six different colours and has four compartments in which to divide the child's allowance. Each compartment has its own slot and label. The compartments are "Save," "Spend," "Donate" and "Invest." The task of sorting the money and saving up for a special item will be fun for the 5-year-old and will teach him important life skills.

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