Holiday Gift Guide for Little Boys
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 Christmas 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 ($24)
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!
2 | Hot Potato Passing Game ($13)
A classic old game brought to life! Kids love the Hot Potato passing game. This musical game is designed for 2-6 players that can be played by the whole family. Just squeeze the Hot Potato to start the music and let the fun begin. Just don’t get caught holding the spud when the music stops! If you do, you have to take a potato chip card. Get 3 chip cards and you’re out. The last player remaining without 3 chip cards is the winner!
These crazy crayon eco-stars are too cool! There are 20 star 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, and when one crayon starts getting dull, no problem! Just turn to the next point. I really love that it’s an earth conscious choice for all crayon users, that it’s great for school and home, and that these are made with crayons collected by the National Crayon Recycle Program. Your purchase of this product supports “Recycling Education” and employs people with developmental disabilities, creating a positive earth conscious impact through the art of coloring and recycling. 🙂
4 | Wooden Tabletop Paper Roll Dispenser ($17) & 3-Pack Easel Paper Roll ($15)
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 a 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 ($19)
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 | Gummy Bear Candy Lab ($20)
If your little guy seems to be interested in science or cooking in the kitchen, he will be thrilled with this cool science kit that lets him use a natural gelatin-like ingredient called carrageenan that is made from seaweed to make tasty sweet or sour gummy creations. He’ll learn about the scientific properties of natural polymers as well as other chemistry basics, all while having lots of fun.
7 | Lego Classic Creative Brick Box ($28)
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!
Looking for a good book to add to his library? This book teaches important lessons by using humorous, familiar scenarios to cover everything from “no means no,” to it being okay to play with any toys whether they are labeled for girls or boys, to “women’s rights are human rights.” It has simple illustrations paired with engaging, rhyming text that make it compelling and fun. These important, grownup ideas are made clear for young, impressionable minds. It’s the book every mom should read to her son!
9 | Green Toys Recycling Truck ($28)Buy Now
Your eco-conscious little one will learn recycling basics while playing with this super cool recycling truck. Each side of the truck features three chutes – one for paper, one for cans, and one for bottles – so little ones learn to sort their recyclables into the appropriate receptacle. The whole recycling bed also tilts back and the rear door opens, allowing the contents to easily slide out for another round. What makes this toy extra special is that Green Toys are manufactured and assembled in the USA, and they’re 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 | Taco and Tortilla Play Set ($30)
Could this taco set be any cuter?! Your budding chef can host taco night with this 44-piece play set that includes everything he needs to chop, cook, fill and serve a taco, fajita or burrito. Yum!
11 | Children’s Sushi Selection ($30)
If sushi is more his thing than tacos, this sushi play set is the jam!–or should I say, the wasabi. 😉 Widen his palate and interest to different foods by playing with different types of food! This sushi set promotes fine motor skills, role playing, and tons of creativity.
12 | Hape Fix It Toolbox ($20) or Personalized Children’s Wooden Tool Belt Toy ($49)
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. 😉
13 | Classic Etch A Sketch ($13)
Now this toy brings back so many memories. For more than 50 years, children have been discovering 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 all around the world.
14 | Personalized Wooden Toy Bowling Game ($29)
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, imaginative, and educational play in this game set.
15 | Nerf Gun Blaster ($13)
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.
16 | Let’s Play Ball! ($20)
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, introduces kids of all abilities to the game of basketball and competitive play. The height can be adjusted to six settings between 2 and 4 feet to accommodate even the littlest hoop Star. 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 in case 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 uses Velcro strips to make catching easier and less frustrating. This set includes one (1) child’s glove and one (1) Velcro ball.
Gift Ideas: $50-$100
1 | Standing Art Easel ($63)
With this Melissa & Doug Deluxe Art Easel, your little boy can create art with paint, chalk, pens, crayons, markers, and more, all at one convenient station. And when art time is over, parents and caregivers will appreciate the two-sided easel’s easy-to-clean design–one side is a chalkboard, on the other is a dry erase board, and in between the two easel sides is a dowel for holding a butcher paper roll. The easel includes sturdy clips that can hold oversized individual art papers onto the easel’s surfaces.
2 | Outdoor Sand and Water Table ($63)
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 sand castles 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 | Teepee ($80)
These teepees are seriously the coolest. This tent is even cuter in person and the fabrics are very durable. It’s neutral style with gray and white polkadots allow it to easily fit in any style home. We particularly love how the teepee can easily be folded up and be put away if you need more space. Your little guy will love playing inside, reading a book, or just relaxing inside this teepee.
4 | Deluxe Magic Set ($80)Buy Now
If your little boy has expressed any interest in magic, this is the magic set to have! I’m kind of geeking out over it. He’ll be able to learn how to perform classic tricks and sleight of hands with a booklet (that comes with the set) that teaches the basics of becoming a renowned magician. The set includes bonus props, ropes, sponges and special card decks that are used in over 300+ different tricks. Too cool!
Gift Ideas: $100+
1 | Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair ($99+)
These anywhere chairs are awesome and a family favorite! Add one of these comfy, kid-sized chairs to any room and create a special spot that’s just for him and the right place for reading, relaxing or snuggling. The fabric is also machine washable!
2 | Wooden Balance Scooter Bike ($114)Buy Now
Before your toddler gets on the saddle of a big kid bike, he will need to learn to maintain his balance on a durable wooden bike. Modeled after a retro motor scooter, your kiddo will be cruising the pathways in no time without the use of training wheels. It has an adjustable seat so tots big and small can remain comfortable as they ride with confidence.
3 | Play Kitchens ($113 & $140)
Your little guy is probably always trying to make a mess or be a big “helper” in the kitchen, so let him have fun and have at it in his own! I would have died for one of these and the little boys that I’ve seen playing in their play kitchens love to pretend and create their own “recipes” and masterpieces. It’s the cutest thing–those moments and the kid kitchens.
5 | Giant Jenga ($119)
This is the ultimate game of Jenga! And just like most boy who love to build things and crash things down, they love the game of Jenga. The 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!
6 | KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table ($106)
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. 🙂