Holiday Gift Guide for Little Boys

Holiday Gift Guide for Little Boys | Baby Chick

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)

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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!

Marvel baby onesies

2 | PAW Patrol Marshall’s Read-to-Me Adventure ($28)

PAW Patrol Marshall's Read-to-Me Adventure

If your little boy is a fan of PAW Patrol, you’ll want to check out this VTech Read-to-Me Marshall toy with four storybooks. This set includes an interactive plush PAW Patrol Marshal who reads out loud to your child. The four illustrated books are about Marshall, team and friendship: My Friends, My Tools, Pups Fight Fire and Ready for a Ruff-Ruff Rescue! Your child can press the music note button on his paw to hear Marshall play tunes and press the magnifying glass on his paw to hear Marshall ask questions about the books. This reinforces reading comprehension. If you press the light-up badge on his chest, you’ll hear popular catchphrases from the show in Marshall’s familiar voice!

3 | Crazy Crayons Eco Stars (100% Recycled Crayons) ($13)

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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)

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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 ($20)

Stom Rocket Extreme

This cool Stomp Rocket Extreme is 100% kid powered and had to be added to our 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 ($28)

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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 with 18 Cars ($36)

Kids Area Rug with 18 toy cars

This 31′ x 59′ rug collection provides children an interesting and interactive backdrop to play! Your little one will love the vibrant and fun colors of this play rug and 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

What little boy doesn’t love cool trucks, plans and submarines? Those items are all must-haves on a holiday gift guide for little boys. What we really love about these toys 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 | Dump Truck Remote Control Car ($15)

Dump Truck Remote Control Car

This r/c truck is bright, colorful and perfect for young children learning to play with remote control toys for the first time. It is fast and can drive forward and reverse/left. Press a button and the car will honk and play music while the headlights blink. It also comes with a cute removeable driver figure that kids can place in the car or take out to play with.

11 | Ferrari Twist Scooter ($48)

Ferrari Twist Scooter

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

12 | VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox ($16) 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)

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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)

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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, imaginative, and educational play in this game set.

15 | Nerf Gun Blaster ($13)

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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. 

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.

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! A powerful fan allows the puck to float and glide across most flat surfaces, like hard wood floors and tile. We love that it’s made of non-toxic plastic, and the puck has a foam edge so it’s safe enough so that kids won’t hurt themselves or scratch the furniture or the walls.

Gift Ideas: $50-$100

1 | 39-Piece Deluxe Magic Set ($50)

39-Piece Deluxe Magic Set

Is your kid into magic? This 39-piece magic set is a great kit to get started. It includes magic trick booklet, props, ropes, sponges, card decks, and more. This will keep him entertained (and entertaining others) for months!

2 | Outdoor Sand and Water Table ($65)

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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 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 | Goodnight Construction Site Fitted Two-Piece Pajamas & Book Set ($50)

Goodnight Construction Site Fitted Two-Piece Pajamas & Book Set

If your son is anything like mine, diggers, excavators and anything involving construction is the coolest thing ever. This gift set if perfect for making cozy memories together while enjoying something he loves. It includes themed pajamas and a board book to match. This is a very popular book so we had to add the matching pajamas to our holiday gift guide for little boys!

Gift Ideas: $100+

1 | KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table ($139)

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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. 🙂

2 | Giant Jenga ($119)

Holiday Gift Guide for Little Boys | Baby Chick

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!

3 | Radio Flyer All-Terrain Pathfinder Wagon ($140)

Radio Flyer All-Terrain Pathfinder Wagon

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 seat backs that fold up or down creating two wagons in one. The fold-under handle makes it easy to put up in storage.

4 | Grocery Store Scene ($174)

Melissa & Doug Grocery Store Scene

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, card swipe machine, a realistic beeping scanner, and cash drawer. To round out the pretend play shopping experience, consider adding the Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection.

5 | All Aboard Ride-On Train with Tracks ($200)

All Aboard Ride-On Train with Tracks

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

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & CEO of Baby Chick®. She is a baby planner, birth doula, postpartum doula, childbirth educator, newborn care specialist, and a mother. With over eight years of experience, she has supported hundreds of families during their pregnancies, births, and postpartum journeys.

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1️⃣ Look for signs of readiness:⁠
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4️⃣ Let's get toilet trained:⁠
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You are the reason I get up each morning.⁠
Even though my eyelids are as heavy as a five-ton truck.⁠
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You are more important.⁠
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You are the reason that my heart is full.⁠
Even though I am grateful for our life before you.⁠
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You are my reason." ❤️ Words by @hangingwiththeheaphys 💕⁠
We love birth stories and hearing all the details We love birth stories and hearing all the details about how each baby was born. What’s your baby’s birth story? 👶❤️
📷: @she_plusfive
Your Child's Stomach Pain and Headaches Could Be A Your Child's Stomach Pain and Headaches Could Be Anxiety⁠ 💔
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Have you noticed that your child is complaining of stomach pain and headaches? Or perhaps they seem tired and irritable despite getting the correct amount of sleep? Perhaps these things are simply coincidental, but maybe they’re not. Did you know that even children suffer from anxiety disorder? In fact, the most common mental health condition in children is anxiety disorder. If you are sensing that there may be something else going on, keep reading. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading this mom's personal journey with child anxiety disorder.⁠}⁠
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Article by: Katie Gibbons⁠
📷: @lisa.boettcher
Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas 😍🤰⁠ .⁠ Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas 😍🤰⁠
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Few of life’s events can have you bursting at the seams as much as “we’re making a human!” will. Sharing this news with those you love, like, or just tolerate, has become easier and more instantaneous than ever with the advent of social media. These days, most moms-to-be want to share their pregnancy announcement with as many people as possible . . . and the cuter idea the better!⁠
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Here are some fun and unique pregnancy announcement ideas for you to share your incredible news. Whether you like to use humor, romance, or a sweet surprise, these ideas are some of the most picture-worthy around!⁠ ⁠{Click 🔗 in bio to see the pregnancy announcement ideas!⁠}⁠
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Article by: Rachel MacPherson⁠
📷: @karissakayabbott
Pretty sure my mouth and nose are covered too. 😑😂⁠
📷: @thedecentmother
I am a big advocate for breastfeeding. There are s I am a big advocate for breastfeeding. There are so many AMAZING benefits for the mother and child. But you know what I am an even bigger advocate for? A mother's well-being -- her physical, emotional, and mental health!!⁠
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Sometimes we make plans and God laughs. Some of us plan to breastfeed our babies for 3 months, 6 months, a year, 2 years. Some of us meet our goals and some of us don't. (🙋‍♀️ My goal was to reach a year and made it 7 months.) Breastfeeding can be a lot more challenging than many of us expect. There can be complications along the way, the baby could have allergies, and sometimes breastfeeding or pumping can take an immense toll on a mother's mental health.⁠
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It is my firm belief that we must care for and support the new mother just as much as we care for and support the new child. 💕 While I feel there is so much value in breast milk, in my opinion, if it compromises the health of the mother, it is not worth it. As long as the baby is being fed, cared for, and loved, that is all that matters. And for the mother to grow and thrive in her new role as a parent to continue caring for her child, she needs to do what she feels is best for herself and her family. Sometimes that is not breastfeeding or pumping.⁠
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No matter your feeding experience or preference, you are a good mother. Whether your choice was made by you or made for you, you must do what is right for you and your baby. Your health (mentally, physically, emotionally) matters. ❤️
Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Was Harder For Me Than Be Being a Stay-At-Home Mom Was Harder For Me Than Being a Working Mom⁠ 😬⁠
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Being a full-time, stay-at-home mom of small children is a lot like being the CEO of a corporation. But without anyone working under you and without receiving payment for your efforts. Kinda crazy when you think of it like that, huh?⁠
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I smile as I write this, but that feeling was sometimes true for me. Of course, there are different ways to frame our choices as mothers. Such as looking at stay-at-home-motherhood through the lens of sheer fulfillment that comes from spending quality time with your kids and teaching them the ways of life. For me, what I eventually realized after my second child was born was that I needed to create a lifestyle that filled in the gaps where I felt something was missing. Specifically, I needed someone to help me manage my kids and my household. And I needed to be earning some money myself.⁠ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading this mom's story!⁠}⁠
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Article by: @kristen_vhmiddleton⁠
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CC: @herholisticpath
Pretty much what summer is going to be like. 🤦‍♀️😑⁠
📷: @realamericandadass
Chick Picks: Best Baby Swings and Baby Bouncers⁠ Chick Picks: Best Baby Swings and Baby Bouncers⁠ 👶⁠
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In the womb, babies love when you move and walk around because it rocks them to sleep. 🤰💤 When they are born into a cold and bright world, all of that change is a shock to the system! 😱 This is why babies love being cuddled and rocked by you. Your warmth, your scent, and that motion calms them and makes them feel right at home. However, it's unrealistic to think that any parent can constantly rock and bounce their baby. Your arms, shoulders, and upper back will ache! 😫 This is why baby swings and baby bouncers are a thing and why many parents swear by them. 👍 But what are the best baby swings and baby bouncers on the market? 🤔 We are sharing our favorites -- also known as our Chick Picks! -- so that you can look at the best ones and determine which is the right one for your baby. 😍 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!⁠}⁠
📷: @_aalina
Wishing that your day looked a little like this. 💙⁠ Someday soon we will all be united. 🙏
Dad giving a bottle to his baby, and a bottle to his baby, and a bottle to his baby. 🍼😂 We love dads!!⁠
📷: @nicolemacklephoto
Cheers to the good fathers. Today is your day. We Cheers to the good fathers. Today is your day. We don't thank you enough for everything you do every day for your family. You are appreciated more than you know by your partners and children. We hope today you feel that love and gratitude.⁠
Happy Father's Day! 💙