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 ($21)
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!
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!
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 ($13) & 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 ($17)
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)
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 ($26)
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 ($34)
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 ($11+)
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 ($10)
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 | VTech Drill & Learn Toolbox ($18) 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. 😉
12 | 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.
13 | 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.
14 | 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.
15 | 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 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! A powerful fan allows the puck to float and glide across most flat surfaces, like hardwood 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 ($100)
Is your kid into magic? This 39-piece 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!
2 | Outdoor Sand and Water Table ($80)
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 | Ferrari Twist Scooter ($70)
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. 🙂
Gift Ideas: $100+
1 | KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table ($137)
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)
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 ($150)
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.
4 | Grocery Store Scene ($135)
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.
5 | All Aboard Ride-On Train with Tracks ($200)
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 on the push of a button along an 8-foot course of 22 interlocking train tracks.
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