The list I finally came up with was actually pretty great and despite the low budget they are things that would have ended up on my Christmas list anyway. Without further ado here is my list of 5 budget toys for 5 year old boys.
1. In at number 1 is the Star Wars Nerf First Order Stormtrooper Blaster. I'm not really a fan of guns but my little boy on the other hand loves them and this one happens to be within budget on sale at around the £10-15 mark.
2. You can't go wrong with a bit of lego, especially not if it's avengers lego. The Lego Juniors Iron Man Vs Loki is the perfect set that provides just enough creating for little hands and lots of imaginative fun. It's also a great starting place for a hero collection.
3. Robotics are apparently all the rage and having been on robotics course recently they can also be a great learning tool. To test out the waters there's Boombot The Extreme Humanoid Robot, which has over 60 interactive responses, including laughing at it's own farts, now what little boy isn't going to love that!
4. In at number four is a subscription to Okido, the arts and science magazine for children aged 3-8. A lovely magazine packed full with activities and information to keep them occupied all Christmas.
5. Last but certainly not least the Imaginext range is amazing (not sure who likes them more, me or the small person). With lots in the range to choose from there is something for every budget big or small.
The opinions are my own, I have not been paid to write this list but did receive 3 free copies of Okido magazine with no obligation.