Oh boy! This gift guide for boys is full of toys, games and more the little fellas in your life will love. ( … And things you won’t hate having around your house either. 😉 )
These gift ideas have been sourced with the help of the boys in my life. (Hi nephew!) Let me tell you, I got quite the education on what a BeyBlade, Bakagun and more were in my research.
And as a note, many of the items below are also included in my gift guide for girls. These aren’t gender specific, just ideas I’ve heard from boys in my life!
41 of the Best Gift Ideas for Boys
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1. For the Budding Scientist: Microscope Science Kit
Let your curious kid explore the world around them close up. A microscope is a wow-factor gift and will thrill any science-loving boy. They can look at prepared slides or make their own.
- Upper and lower LED lights to view specimens large and small
- High-quality optical glass eyepieces that provide 20x or 50x magnification
- This set also includes tweezers, a petri dish, an eye dropper, a mini geode, brine shrimp eggs and a hatchery station, 35 prepared slides, and 10 blank slides
2. For the One With Good Aim: Nerf Bow and Arrow Set
If your kid loves Nerf guns, this bow set is another fun option to add to their collection. It’s easy enough for young elementary kids to shoot and comes with four soft-tipped arrows, so you can set the kids loose in the yard for a fun battle or target practice.
- NERF BOW + ARROW SET: The Rip Rocket bow and arrow set is designed for kid-safe indoor and outdoor play
- MAXIMUM DISTANCE: The Rip Rocket bow launches arrows over 50 feet for long range target practice and maximum fun
- EASY TO USE: The spring loaded launcher is super easy for kids to use with the built in trigger fire mechanism
- CROSSBOW STYLE: The bow comes with a crossbow style trigger release. Simply nock the arrow, lock it into place, take aim, and squeeze the trigger for accurate shooting
- FOUR ARROWS INCLUDED: This set comes with (4) NERF soft foam tip arrows designed for child safe play in the house or outdoors
3. For Something to Look Forward To: A Magazine Subscription
No matter what the boys in your life are into, there’s a magazine for that! My nephew is asking for a fishing magazine subscription this year, but there are publications for every interest. Sports, animals, LEGOs, etc.
And since they’ll receive the magazine all year long, it’s a gift that keeps giving.
4. For the Out-of-the-Box Thinker: Brain Flakes
The sky is the limit with Brain Flakes, and if you’ve got a creative thinker, you’ll be amazed by what they can create with them! It’s no wonder you’ll find them in schools and libraries — they’re super fun while being secretly educational.
- Ages 5+
- Includes over 500 interconnecting discs and a durable plastic jar for easy storage
- Every set comes with an idea booklet with instructions to build a Brain Flakes ball
5. For the Showman: Magic Kit
Magic is a fun hobby for any kid who likes to put on a show. Get them a magic set and then watch them wow their friends and family with all the illusions they master!
6. For the Speedster: Razor A Kick Scooter
If your boy doesn’t have a scooter, trust me when I say you gotta get him one. Kids will use this well into late elementary and even early middle school. If your neighborhood is anything like ours, there’s always groups of kids scootering around on these!
- Includes rear fender brake and folding mechanism designs
- This razor scooter has adjustable handlebars to fit young riders of all sizes
- Folding mechanism for easier storage and transportation
7. For the Flexible One: Yoga Mat
Yoga is great for kids of all ages. It helps them get out energy, builds muscles and calms their minds. Get them their own mat so you can do yoga together!
8. For the (Board) Gamer: Ice Cool Board Game
This board game is different from any game you have ever played. Kids love flicking the penguin through the different doorways while trying to get fish! Get the whole gang involved; this is a game the entire family will enjoy playing.
- First flicking board game with pieces that curve and jump
- 3D box-in-a-box concept
- Everybody loves it, from kids (6+) to adults
- Theme of penguins running through a school and trying to get fish
9. For the One on a Mission: Walkie Talkies
Whether they’re just in different rooms of the house or camping in the woods, kids of all ages get a kick out of walkie talkies. This pair can connect up to 3 miles apart!
10. For the Engineer: STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toys
For the little engineers on your list, go straight for STEM toys. I love that you can build 12 different kinds of robots from this one kit, so your son, nephew or whoever you’re buying for will never get bored!
- Build 12 different types of robots
- Powered by the sun – no batteries needed!
- Great for developing manual dexterity, problem solving skills and STEM knowledge
11. For the One Who Can’t Get Enough Dinosaurs: Draftosaurus
If you have a kid who loves dinosaurs, games and sports leagues, this will be right up their alley. It’s a drafting game for the whole family to choose the best dinosaurs and only takes 15 minutes to play.
The company recommends it for ages 8 and up.
- Pick a dinosaur from your hand, place it strategically in a zone on your board so it brings you the most points at the end of the game, and pass the remaining dinosaurs in your hand to your neighbor
- 2 to 5 players
- 15 minutes
- Ages 8+
12. For the One Who Likes to Go Fast: Remote Control Car
Can’t get around it: boys (almost always) love remote control cars, no matter their age. (Drones, anyone?) This car works both indoors and outdoors, perfect no matter the season.
- Double sides running, moving forward, backward, turning left, right and doing 360 degree tumbling flips
- Comes with two motors and LED lights
- Great for both indoor and outdoor play
- High speed!
13. For the Easy Rider: PlasmaCar
No batteries and easy enough for preschoolers to scoot around on? A total winner in my book. Bonus: It holds up to 220 pounds so even adults can give it a try.
14. For the Summer Lover: Kinetic Sand
Sand castles…without the beach. Kinetic sand is such a fun gift, both for creative kiddos and for their parents who enjoy an easy clean-up.
15. For the One Who Likes Messy Hands: Slime Kit
Be the cool mom, and allow the slime in your house (or the favorite aunt/uncle/grandparent, and don’t ask permission)! This kit comes with 50 items, including 18 different colored slimes.
16. For the Architect: Magna-Tiles
My nephew loves to play with Magna-Tiles at the local library on a light table, which make the magna tiles glow! Consider this as a family gift, as it’s perfect for all ages, from toddler to elementary-age.
17. For the Golf Lover: Mini Golf
This mini golf game can be set up in any number of arrangements and played inside or outside, alone or with a group! Perfect for a golf-loving family to practice putting or just a fun activity to set up on a rainy day or for a party.
18. For the Battle Brawlers: Bakugan Action Figures
I just learned about this toy recently, as my nephew promises me that this is his current favorite toy. These fun action figures fold up into little balls and then unfold when tossed on the ground. These figures guarantee hours of fun and fit perfectly in a pocket to bring along on a car ride!
- Ages 6+
- Includes one Bakugan Ultra, two Bakugan, six BakuCores, three ability cards, three character cards, one Gate-Card, one instruction sheet, one Bakugan toy battling rules sheet
19. For the Strategic Thinker: Blokus
Easy to learn but fun to play over and over, Blokus is a strategy game that kids and parents will both enjoy. This game promotes spacial reasoning and problem-solving — and good old-fashioned competitive spirit!
20. For the Little Rebel: Star Wars 5-Minute Stories
Got a Star Wars fan on your hands? Look no further.
21. For the One Who Works Best When Comfortable: Lap Desk
You’ve got to get comfortable when doing homework, and after sitting up at a desk all day at school, sitting at a desk at home just isn’t going to do the trick! Give him the option to sit wherever he wants with a lap desk.
If your kid likes drawing, add a sketchpad and nice drawing supplies to sweeten the package!
22. For the One With Late Night Energy: NightBall Football
What kid doesn’t feel like they’re getting away with something when they get to play outside after dark? This ball lights up when you throw, kick or bounce it, keeping the fun going all the way till bedtime.
23. For the Musical One: Apple AirPods
For an older, responsible boy on your gift list, consider a set of AirPods so they can listen to their music – which, let’s be honest, may not be your favorite music – in peace.
- Automatically on, automatically connected
- Easy setup with all your Apple devices
- Quick access to Siri
- New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices
24. For the Musical One Who Loses Things: Airpods Case
If you gift a set of AirPods, it’s in both of your best interests to gift a case too. That way they’ll stay in good condition and *fingers crossed* won’t get lost.
- Made of safe food grade silicone
- Provides impact resistance and anti-scratch against daily wear and tear
- Stains and dirt can be easily wiped and cleaned
- Supports wireless charging without interruptions
- Transforms your ear pods from AirPods holder to a keychain accessories kit
25. For the Best Imaginations: Cardboard Castle
Give him a secret hideout for Christmas! He can draw all over it, hang out inside, and then fold it up when it needs to be out of the way.
26. For the Mover and Shaker: Hoverboard
My nephew loves riding his sister’s hoverboard and has one on his Christmas list this year! This hoverboard has three speeds and the battery will last for miles.
27. For the Foam Dart Enthusiast: Nerf Elite Digital Target
Sick of being the recipient of your kids’ Nerf practice? This light-up target will take the heat off you. It lights up and has single or multiplayer games.
28. For the Animal Lover: Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic has some of the best books around and this animal encyclopedia is one of them! The whole family will love learning about the different animals in this book.
- Features 2,500 species
- Stunning color photographs
- Animal facts, maps, and more
- The most comprehensive animal encyclopedia on the market today
29. For the One Who’s Always Stomping Around: Jurassic World T Rex Chomp ‘N Roar Mask
This fancy mask will impress even the most picky dinosaur experts. The eyebrows move, the mouth opens, and there are three volume levels for scary sound effects!
30. For the Football Fan: NFL Team Hoodie Sweatshirt
A no fail: a hoodie of his favorite sports team. Whether for game day, spirit day or any ol’ day, good luck getting your boy to take this off for laundry day.
31. For the Adventurer: Binoculars
Every adventurer needs some binoculars! These kid-sized functioning binoculars come in a ton of colors and make every outing a little more fascinating.
32. For the Top Guy: BeyBlade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vertical Drop Battle Set
If you aren’t familiar with BeyBlades, get familiar. They are essentially like fancy metal tops that can “fight” each other in a stadium. Whichever Beyblade stops spinning first loses!
This is another toy that’s new to me. Ny nephew looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him to explain it to me!
- Includes BeyBlade Burst Hypersphere Vertical Drop Beystadium, two right/left-spin launchers and two right-spin tops
- Consists of three sections specially designed for exciting BeyBlade Burst battles
- Climb and attack: hypersphere tops have performance tips specially designed to climb the vertical wall of the vertical drop stadium and battle on the brink
- Compete in digital battles
33. For the Problem Solver: LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course
The perfect combination of video games and LEGOs! This LEGO Super Mario Adventures starter course is like building a video game level and then getting to play it in real life.
34. For the Master Builder: LEGO Speed Champions
LEGOS are a classic for a reason. My nephew got one of these LEGO sets that lets you build an actual car and was immediately begging for more. They think they’re playing with cars; you know they’re learning problem solving skills.
- 627 piece set
- Build Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger
- No batteries required
- Ages 8+
35. For the Pokemon Trainer: Pokémon Trading Card Game: Battle Academy
I may not understand Pokemon, but the boys in your life likely do. These trading cards, great for elementary-age boys, also includes a game board.
- Includes three complete Pokémon Trading Card Game decks (60 cards each)
- Includes one two-player game board
- Two tutorial guides
- Contains a code to redeem your new cards in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online
36. For the Younger Pokemon Expert: Pokemon Carry Case Playset
If a card game isn’t the right fit for your kid, they can still join in the Pokemon fun with this playset. In this little Pokemon world, there are lots of places to hide, launch, battle, and imagine whatever scenarios you want!
37. For the Sports Fan: Soccer Ball (or football, baseball, etc.)
For your Energizer Bunny boys, a brand new ball is a must. They get energy out. You get a tired kiddo at the end of the day.
- For soccer purists, The Traditional is the first choice for the backyard, street or pitch
- Machine sewn ball with classic black and white panel design
- Synthetic leather cover for increased durability
38. For the Competitive Boy: Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy
Nerf guns, the gift that boys have loved for decades! There’s a reason these have never gone out of style. Consider gifting two Nerf guns at once, because what’s a Nerf gun without a proper Nerf gun fight?
39. For the Marvel Obsessed: Marvel Avengers Action Figures
For the ones who marvel at Marvel. This set of eight action figures will ignite imagination play for hours and hours.
- Includes eight action figures of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Daredevil, War Machine, the Incredible Hulk and Falcon
- 6" tall action figures
- Includes character-inspired accessories
40. For the Pilot in Training: Mini Stunt Drone
Even if they’ve outgrown the remote control cars, they’ll still flip over a drone. This little drone does stunts, looks awesome in the dark with its LED lights, and lands gently even if you’re a beginner.
41. For the One Who Always Wins: Handheld Games
Entertain for hours with this handheld game, which includes 100 new education (yes, educational!) games. If you have a road trip coming up, consider this the perfect gift to ensure a quiet back seat.
And there you go! A gift guide for boys with 41 different gift ideas. I hope you were able to find something new and fun to give to any boy on your list!
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