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5th birthday pressies for a boy

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Frances44 Wed 08-Mar-17 15:05:32

Feeling very pregnant and completely lacking in inspiration for birthday presents for my 5 year old boy. I'm expecting DC4 around his May birthday and so am trying to ensure we make it special for him. I'm in the process of organising a big party, all good, but drawing a complete blank on pressies. I had thought a drum kit but realised not ideal with a newborn in the house 😬 He has the usual combines and tractors, and already has a bit of Lego. Any ideas gratefully received xxx

MelinaMercury Wed 08-Mar-17 16:51:44

Is there anything he particularly likes doing or playing with?

My son loves trains so we got him a Hornby set for his 5th birthday as it was something special to him.

Frances44 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:20:08

His current thing is playing outside. But as he's our third, it's difficult to know what to get him next in terms of outdoor stuff - we already have a swing, trampoline, sandpit etc! I'll look into Hornby train sets though - he does love anything like that. Thank you for replying!

Justmuddlingalong Wed 08-Mar-17 20:24:37


MelinaMercury Wed 08-Mar-17 20:27:04

Aah it awkward by that stage isn't it?!

How about a tent and explorer set? We got DS a basic 2 man tent from Tesco, a mini explorer rucksack thing (Argos set? Came with camo watch/binoculars etc) and a bug catcher/viewing kit one year.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:27:54


Frances44 Wed 08-Mar-17 20:41:31

Thank you for ideas! Bug catcher/viewing kit sounds perfect - I'll go with that and maybe an explorer's outfit if I can find one! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

BlueChampagne Thu 09-Mar-17 13:20:31


uhoh2016 Thu 09-Mar-17 21:08:38

Bike / scooter/ football nets/ basketball hoop/ heelys/ lego/ imaginext/ ds console/ dressing up costumes

waterrat Thu 09-Mar-17 21:19:34

My son absolutely loves imaginext - plays with it for hours - loves the little men and gets lost in his imagination - highly recommend all their stuff - batman/ the planes/ everything goes down well.

love the 2 man tent idea...

Moanyoldcow Fri 10-Mar-17 13:48:02

My 4 year old has just got a space hopper and adores it. Also, Brio and remote controlled toys.

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