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30 Best Gifts for Little Boys

gift guidesUpdated July 11, 2022

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

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We recently shared our best gifts for little girls guide and now we have our best gifts for little boys guide! Many people think that boys can be hard to shop for, but we certainly don’t think so! There are so many fun products out there, both old and new, that would make amazing presents for the little boys in your life. If you’re feeling a bit stumped on what to get, here’s our holiday gift guide for little boys.

Gift Ideas Under $50

1 | Marvel Super Hero Cape Set

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What kid doesn’t love to dress up and play make-believe? Especially if you can be a superhero! This kit comes with four authentic Marvel Super Hero capes and coordinating eye masks for Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor. This is sure to be a Christmas favorite!

And if your little guy is too small for these capes, these Marvel onesies are great alternatives!

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2 | KidiBeats Drum Set

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Let the beat drop with this adorable drum set. Your little guy can play along to 9 melodies in styles including rock, dance, and pop; music toy teaches letters, numbers, and music. An awesome interactive and learning toy that will provide tons of fun.

3 | Non-Toxic Rocks Crayon Set

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These crazy crayon rocks are too cool! There are 64 rock-shaped, solid color crayons in a box, and they are made and packaged in the USA with 100% recycled non-toxic materials. They fit perfectly in a child’s hand for coloring inside the lines or doodling. I love that it’s an earth-conscious choice for all crayon users, that it’s great for school and home.

4 | Wooden Tabletop Paper Roll Dispenser and 3-Pack Easel Paper Roll

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Let him express his creative side! This convenient wooden tabletop paper dispenser, preloaded with a 75-foot roll of premium white bond paper, sets your boy up for artistic good times. The child-safe tear strip makes it easy for him to tear off just what he needs.

Need more papers? We recommend getting three replacement paper rolls to refill your Tabletop Paper-Roll Dispenser. Each roll holds 75 feet of premium heavyweight bond paper that’s ideal for crayons, markers, colored pencils, stamp projects, or paint.

5 | Twister

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This game always creates lots of laughs and good times. Parents like it because it is very easy for kids to set up and take down. It also allows five or six kids to play at once so the little boy in your life can play with family members or friends. Onlookers seem to have just about as much fun as those playing it do so it’s a win for everyone. 🙂

6 | Stomp Rocket Extreme

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This cool Stomp Rocket Extreme is 100% kid-powered and had to be added to our holiday gift guide for little boys. Just run, jump and STOMP to launch these rockets up to 400 feet in the air — that’s longer than a football field, including the end zones! It’s been a favorite amongst many little boys. Stomp Rocket Extreme is strong and durable and great for active, outdoor play. It includes 6 Extreme Stomp Rockets, Flame Stickers, and a Stomp Launcher.

7 | Lego Classic Creative Brick Box

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This collection of LEGOs in 35 different colors will encourage open-ended building play and inspire any imagination. It comes with windows, eyes, and lots and lots of wheels. You can suggest a story-starter to get their creativity going, like an undersea adventure or a day at the zoo and watch what “out-of-the-box” creations they come up with. Or you can suggest one of the included building ideas to get things started. Either way, this set allows imaginations to run wild!

8 | Kids Area Rug

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Your little one will love the vibrant and fun colors of this play rug. He can spend hours deciding which road to take or what building to go to—fill up at the gas station, send dangerous drivers to the police station, and drop off your letters at the post office. If you’re on a quest for toys made to inspire, educate and ignite the imagination, this option is for you.

9 | Green Toys

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Green Toys Rocket with 2 Astronauts Toy Vehicle Playset, Blue/Red
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What little boy doesn’t love cool trucks, planes, and submarines? Those items are all must-haves on best gifts for little boys guides. We love that Green Toys are manufactured and assembled in the USA. They’re also made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic milk jugs (HDPE #2 plastic) that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With no external coatings, paints, or dyes, this super-safe, durable toy is good for the earth and safe and fun for little ones. It’s also packaged in recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy-based inks.

10 | Remote Control Car Set

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This remote control car set is perfect for you and your little guy to race around the house! Featuring sounds, lights, and easy-to-use controllers, it’s an ideal starter remote control car for the little boy with a need for speed!

11 | VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox or Personalized Children’s Wooden Tool Belt Toy

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If your little man likes to “fix” things around the house and be just like his old man, this tool box and personalized tool belt will be a huge hit! He’ll be wanting to be your big helper as he tries to tackle the “honey-do” list. 😉

12 | Classic Etch A Sketch

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Now, this toy brings back so many memories. For more than 50 years, children have discovered the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with Classic Etch A Sketch. The iconic frame, easy-to-use knobs, magic screen, and shake-to-erase feature — not to mention the endless hours of fun it provides — have made it popular worldwide.

13 | Personalized Wooden Toy Bowling Game

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Is bowling a favorite game of his? This adorable personalized wooden bowling game is not only fun for him to play but the sweetest keepsake for him to save. While playing, he can choose to line up the pins, place them in a circle, or set them in order by letter. He will also practice problem-solving and hand-eye coordination as he aims to knock the pins down. There are countless hours of fun and imaginative and educational play in this game set.

14 | Nerf Gun Blaster

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Little boys love a good nerf gun. This Strongarm blaster holds 6 Elite darts and fires darts up to 90 feet! No batteries are necessary for this bad boy, and the rotating barrel flips open for easy loading. 

15 | Let’s Play Ball!

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Little boys love these toy sets and here’s what we love about each of them!

T-Ball Set: This T-ball set has an adjustable height “T” that adapts to your child’s developing skills, and the oversized bat and balls make hitting easy. When children enjoy early success, they will be more likely to enjoy the game and continue to improve. Tee-ball sets are ideal — a child can play by themselves or with others. What’s also cool? The special “hang-on-the-wall” design makes for easy storage.

Basketball Set: Designed for children 18 months to 5 years old, it introduces kids of all abilities to the game of basketball and competitive play. To accommodate even the littlest hoop star, you can adjust the height to six settings between 2 and 4 feet. The oversize rim and kid-size basketball ensure easy scoring and help kids develop hand-eye coordination while providing the right challenge level. Before play, add sand to the base for stability. It comes with 3 Junior sized basketballs, but here is a replacement set of 2 if some get lost.

Easy Catch Ball and Glove: It’s specially designed with eager little baseball players in mind. This colorful child’s glove and ball use Velcro strips to make catching easier and less frustrating. This set includes one (1) child’s glove and one (1) Velcro ball.

Golf Club Set: Whether your kid already loves golf or you want to introduce him to this challenging and fun sport, this golf game set for kids is exactly what you need to help your kid practice their golfing skills. This 11-piece ToyVelt golf club set includes a practical golf cart with two wheels, 3 colorful golf clubs of different shapes and sizes, 3 special balls, and 2 practice holes.

Hockey Set: This is a great outdoor and indoor game for kids! The motorized puck will float and glide across most flat surfaces, like hardwood floors and tile. Bonus, we love that it’s multi-functional and can be a soccer set too!

16 | Galaxy Spaceship Magna-tiles Structure

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3 – 2 – 1, blastoff! Get ready for your child to have tons of fun learning about planets and developing STEAM and problem-solving skills as he plays. This magnetic building set also helps young learners build fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills as they build the Rocket.

17 | Magic Box of Secrets

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Is your kid into magic? This magic set is a great kit to get started. It includes a magic trick booklet, props, ropes, sponges, card decks, and more. This will keep him entertained (and entertaining others) for months!

18 | Take Apart Dinosaur STEM Toy

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The perfect toy for the kid who loves dinosaurs and to build and learn. My little guy could spend hours with this toy building and taking it apart over and over again. Perfect for developing their hand-eye coordination and imagination!

Gift Ideas: $50-$100

1 | Mini 3-String Guitar

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This natural wood mini guitar is an excellent choice for a little guy who loves to rock out! Even the littlest rocker can learn to strum with this guitar. The award-winning design comprises real wood and classical nylon strings for perfect intonation and low string action.

2 | Outdoor Sand and Water Table

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I got one of these for my nephew’s birthday and it was a big hit! There is something about going outside and playing with water that makes little boys’ hearts bounce. 🙂 I love this particular outdoor sand and water table since tots can build sandcastles on one side and sail toy boats on the other. Your little guy can make believe he’s sailing the Seven seas and then arrive on an island to dig for buried treasure.

3 | Micro Kickboard Scooter

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If you have a toddler that has a need for speed, this sleek three-wheeled scooter is a fantastic choice for your little speedster. He will be going fast all over the neighborhood with the biggest smile on his face with this scooter. 🙂

Gift Ideas: $100+

1 | PonyCycle

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Looking for an adorable and fun ride-on toy for your child? The PonyCycle Pony is sure to be a hit with your little guy. Whether for a birthday or holiday gift idea, this fun mechanical horse provides hours of entertainment and a realistic riding experience for children ages 4-9 — absolutely one of our favorite gifts for kids.

2 | KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table

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Young conductors will love playing with the ride around town train set and table. This item takes two popular KidKraft products – an exciting train set and a sturdy table – and combines them into one can’t-miss combination. Can you imagine your little boy walking up to this under the tree Christmas morning? You will get the biggest smile that your heart just might burst. 🙂

3 | Giant Jenga

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This is the ultimate game of Jenga! And just like most boys who love to build things and crash things down, they love the game of Jenga. Their classic set is a great option, but if you want a wild game for your little man and his friends to play or the whole family to play, this giant Jenga set is an awesome gift!

4 | Radio Flyer All-Terrain Pathfinder Wagon

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The Radio Flyer All-Terrain Pathfinder Wagon is designed with air tires for a super smooth ride. This wagon combines durability, comfort, and safety to provide endless family fun. It is equipped with 4 child cup holders, seatbelts, and versatile seatbacks that fold up or down, creating two wagons in one. The fold-under handle makes it easy to put up in storage.

5 | Grocery Store Scene

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This wooden grocery store is designed to inspire customers three and older to browse the shelves and pay for purchases on one side, while on the other side, the grocer rings up items. This Melissa & Doug freestanding, sturdy wooden grocery store includes a hand-cranked conveyor belt, a bagging area, a card swipe machine, a realistic beeping scanner, and a cash drawer. To round out the pretend play shopping experience, consider adding the Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection.

6 | All Aboard Ride-On Train with Tracks

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If your son is a lover of trains and you’re looking for a show-stopping gift, this train he can ride on and be the conductor! It travels with the push of a button along an 8-foot course of 22 interlocking train tracks.

7 | Small to Tall Swing Set

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Swing the day away with this small to tall swing frame that can be built at either low or full height. It comes with 2 swing seats for kids of all ages (6 months +). The baby seat can be used at both heights and is suitable for indoor use at a low height.

8 | Monkey Bars Climbing Tower

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Children will enjoy hours of endless fun and active playtime with the Monkey Bars Climbing Tower. This activity set encourages exploration and active play, helping children with their physical development of motor skills, balance, and coordination while fostering their critical thinking and creativity. Hours of entertainment await!

9 | Tractor with Trailer

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Boys will be boys! Hit this road with this fun and exciting John Deere ride-on tractor. Fully equipped with a front loader, hauling trailer, and durable tires, this ride-on toy is the real deal.

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