20 STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Boy - Unique Gifter

20 STEM Birthday Gift Ideas for a 5 Year Old Boy

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Do you remember how exciting birthdays were when you were a child? Don’t be the one to dampen that excitement for the 5 year old boy you know! Choose an educational birthday gift that a 5 year old boy love with one of these STEM birthday gift ideas.

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STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Educational Birthday Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys

You’ll be able to relax knowing that you’ve got him an exciting gift that will also help him to develop those essential STEM skills that he’ll need to get ahead in class.

Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar Toy


Inspire a future Elon Musk with this cool Code-a-pillar! Kids will love putting his body parts together in different ways and learning how to program his movements.

Educational Insights Design & Drill Helicopter

Drill Helicopter

With this gift, boys will be able to build their own helicopter! They’ll snap together the pieces and then tighten up the bolts with their very own drill.

Monkey Math Game, Simple Addition Game for Kids

Monkey Math

This fun game will help boys practise their addition by balancing bunches of bananas in the monkey’s hands!

EyeClops Digital Microscope & Camera with Built in Color Screen -800X Zoom- Wireless - Use Indoors & Outdoors- Take Pictures & Video - Download to Windows PC & Mac – STEM

Eyeclops Toy Microscope

This video microscope is a seriously cool gift. After plugging it into the TV, boys will be able see their tiny discoveries become massive on the screen! No spiders or creepy crawlies though please!

Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit - 119 Pieces, Ages 5+, STEM ,Toys for Kindergartner, Science Learning Activities for Kids,Back to School Supplies,Teacher Supplies

Super Magnet Lab

Playing with all of the cool magnets in this lab will give 5 year old boys hours of fun. They’ll also be developing those fine motor skills and their critical thinking while they play!

Learning Resources STEM Sink or Float Activity Set, Early Science Concepts, 32 Pieces, Ages 5+

Sink or Float Activity Set

Add some extra fun to bathtime with this activity set. He’ll love playing with the submarine while learning new scientific vocabulary such as sink, float and buoyancy.

fischertechnik Junior Little Starter, Multicolor 60 Part And 6 Model Set With Age Appropriate Instructions That Promotes Hand Eye Coordination And Motor Stills For Ages 5 And Up

Fischertechnik Junior Little Starter

This little starter kit contains 60 pieces that boys will enjoy fitting together to engineer 6 different vehicles. The best part is that they can have even more fun racing their new creations around after building them!

Bug Catcher Kit - Toy Gift for Age 3 4 5 6 7 8+ Years Old Boys Girls Kids Outdoor Explorer Kit with Bug House, Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Butterfly Net, Camping, Adventure

Bug Catcher Kit

Get him this bug catcher kit and, before you know, it he’ll be hiking through the Amazon rainforest searching for undiscovered species!

Botley the Coding Robot

Botley is a cute introduction to the world of coding. Boys will have fun using their problem-solving skills to program Botley using screen free tools.

Shrinky Dinks Insects Activity Set Kids Art and Craft Activity

Shrinky Dinks Insects Activity Set

If you know a 5 year old boy who is excited by insects, he’ll be sure to enjoy this Shrinky Dinks activity. Putting the insects into the oven to shrink also turns this activity into an engaging science experiment. Perfect!

Meccano-Erector Junior Toolbox, Pullback Race Car, 5 Model Building Kit

Meccano Junior Toolbox Pull Back Race Car

This Meccano Toolbox is a great gift for any 5 year old boy who loves cars. It’ll also kickstart his engineering skills as he creates one of six pull back race cars or even designs his own!

First Science Lab

Engage his natural curiosity with this First Science Lab. He’ll have everything he needs to be the world’s youngest scientist – test tubes and pipettes included!

Dig It Up Dinosaur Eggs

Inspire a future paleontologist with these Dig It Up Dinosaur Eggs. Boys can get excavating straight away to discover which dinosaur lies in which egg!

Creative Lego Brick Set 45020 Fine Motor Skill Developmental Toy for Girls and Boys Ages 4 and up (1,000 Pieces)


A box of LEGO is the perfect gift for any 5 year old boy! It’ll become their go-to toy for years and he’ll even be developing those essential STEM skills whilst playing.

Math Mat

This fun math mat is an active game that’ll help him to practice his maths skills. He’ll be top of the class in no time!

Boley My First Microscope Kit - STEM Science Learning Microscope for Kids with Binocular Viewer and Realistic Butterfly Toys - Educational Beginners Set for Toddler and Preschool Aged Children

My First Microscope

Aspiring scientists will feel so grown up when they receive My First Microscope as gift. Boys will really enjoy using it to get a closer look at their backyard discoveries.

Laser Pegs 6-in-1 Plane Building Set

Laser Pegs Plane Building Set

Get a future aerospace engineer into training with this amazing Laser Pegs Plane Building Set. First, boys will get to engineer one of six plane designs and then they’ll get to fly their eye-catching, bright creation around!

Toi Kids Magnet Toys Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzle Boxes with Game Board for Kids Ages 3-8, Preschool Tabletop Toy for Toddlers, Portable Travel Game, Shape

Imagination Magnets

Creative kids will enjoy playing with this Imagination Magnets Kit. They’ll also develop their fine motor skills as they fit together the magnetic blocks to create the colorful designs.

Outer Space Science Kit

If you’re looking for a birthday gift for a 5 year old boy who is curious about space, you’ve found it! He’ll love creating his own awesome displays of stars and planets using this Outer Space Science Kit.

National Geographic Indoor Fort Building Kit - 225 Pieces for Creative Play, STEM Building Toys for Kids Ages 6-12, Blanket Fort (Amazon Exclusive)

Epic Forts

What 5 year old boy wouldn’t enjoy building his own fort? These kits are a fantastic way for children to create their own building that they can actually get in and play with!

Which of these exciting STEM birthday gift ideas are you going to choose to keep that 5 year old boy’s birthday magical? Whether it’s a gift that will help him to have outdoor adventures or a gift that will spark his curiosity about experiments, you know that it’ll be well received. If you do buy any of these gifts, we’d love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments or find us at @ugifter on twitter and @uniquegifter on instagram.

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