Best Gift Ideas for Boys (2020)

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. 😉 )

Best Gift Ideas for Boys

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!

20 of the Best Gift Ideas for Boys

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There are two ways you can use this guide. You can shop using the links below the collage or keep scrolling to read more details about each item.

Either way I hope these gift ideas for boys make shopping a little bit easier for you!

Best Gift Ideas for Boys

1. Razor A Kick Scooter // 2. Ice Cool Board Game // 3. STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toys // 4. Remote Control Car // 5. Kinetic Sand // 6. Magna-Tiles // 7. Bakugan Action Figures // 8. Star War 5 Minute Stories // 9. Apple AirPods, Apple // 10. Airpods Case, Amazon // 11. Hoverboard // 12. Animal Encyclopedia // 13. NFL Team Hoodie Sweatshirt // 14. BeyBlade Set // 15. LEGO Technic Dragster // 16. Pokémon Trading Card Game // 17. Soccer Ball // 18. Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy, Nerf // 19. Marvel Avengers Action Figures // 20. Handheld Games

1. 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!

Razor Scooter

  • 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

2. 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.

Ice Cool Board Game

  • 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

3. 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!

Solar Robot Toys

  • Build 12 different types of robots
  • Powered by the sun – no batteries needed!
  • Great for developing manual dexterity, problem solving skills and STEM knowledge

4. 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.

Remote Control Car

  • 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!

5. 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.

Kinetic Sand

  • Magic sand that sticks to itself and not you
  • Larger grains of sand feels like wet beach sand
  • Non toxic

6. 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.

Magna-Tiles

  • Each piece of tile is designed to look like stained glass
  • Build 2D or 3D structures
  • Great for all ages

7. 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!

Bakugan Action Figures

  • 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

8. Star War 5-Minute Stories

Got a Star Wars fan on your hands? Look no further.

Star War 5Minute Stories

  • 11 action packed Star Wars tales
  • Ideal length for reading aloud
  • Feature fun illustrations
  • Durable, padded cover

9. 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.

Apple AirPods 

  • Automatically on, automatically connected
  • Easy setup for all your Apple devices
  • Quick access to Siri
  • New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices

10. 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.

Airpods Case

  • Made of Safe Food Grade silicone,
  • Provide anti-scratch protection against daily wear and tear
  • Stains and dirt can be easily wiped and cleaned

11. 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.

Hoverboard

  • Front LED lights with Astro light-up wheels
  • All-terrain tires designed to handle the more adventurous rides
  • Active Balance Technology and anti-slip grip pads
  • UL 2272 Certified Hoverboard with 100% electric power

12. 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.

Animal Encyclopedia

  • Features 2,500 species
  • Stunning color photographs
  • Animal facts, maps, and more
  • The most comprehensive animal encyclopedia on the market today

13. 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.

NFL Team Hoodie Sweatshirt

  • Officially licensed by the NFL
  • Decorated in team colors and logo
  • Embroidered team primary logo on chest
  • Pouch pocket
  • Premium cotton/polyester blend (70%/30%)

14. 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!

BeyBlade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vertical Drop Battle Set

  • 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

15. LEGO Technic Dragster

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.

LEGO Technic Dragster

  • A two-in-one LEGO set pack
  • Building a Dragster, then rebuild it into a Hot Rod with an exhaust flame
  • Pull back and release to get the cars going and pop in the wheelie bar for Hot Rod tricks

16. 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.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Battle Academy

  • 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

17. 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.

Soccer Ball

  • 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

18. 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?

Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy 

  • Fire six darts in a row
  • Rotating six dart barrel that flips open for easy dart loading
  • Slam fire all 6 darts in a rapid blasting wave

19. 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.

Marvel Avengers Action Figures

  • 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

20. 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.

Handheld Games

  • Built-in 100 new educational games
  • 3.0-inch high-definition display
  • Casing is made of a strong and environmentally friendly plastic
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium battery

And there you go! A gift guide for boys with 20 different gift ideas. I hope you were able to find something new and fun to give to any boy on your list!

Don’t forget to check out all of my other gift guides, like gifts for her (think MIL, sister, wife), him (husband, brother, dad), fair trade, toddlers and more here!

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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