Whether you have a sports fan, techy kid, book lover, we’ve got something that boys of all ages will love in this gift guide with all our favorite picks for gifting this year.
We love the model of picking a variety of gifts with something they want, need, and will read for the new year ahead for the holidays.
Holiday Gifts for
Boys of All Ages
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Outdoor Toys for Boys
Your sports enthusiasts will love the fun products by Franklin Sports, with options for every age and interest! For the perfect intro to baseball, the Franklin MLB Super Star Batter 2-in-1 Tee Ball Combo starts as a tee ball stand and then lets your child graduate to a Pop-a-Pitch where the ball will pop up 3′ ready to practice pitch hitting! The stand adjusts from 21″-25″ for the perfect height for right or left handed hitters.
Boys will have a ball with the 6-pack set of Superskin Dodgeballs! Throw, catch, play a round of dodgeball, or come up with your own sporty games. The tough Superskin polyurethane shell improves grip while also reducing the sting of a traditional rubber dodgeball’s impact. They set come includes 6 vibrant colors.
- Pick up the Franklin MLB Super Star Batter 2-in-1 Tee Ball Combo or Superskin Dodgeballs or find other perfect picks for their favorite sports.
Every boy is going to be wanting Stomp Rockets this year. Who wouldn’t be amazed at using your own body to launch a foam rocket up to 200 feet into the sky? Not only does this STEM toy teach about gravity, trajectory, force and the power of air, but it is so exciting and interactive! Stomp Rockets has a great line of new rockets to showcase this Holiday season. X-Treme Rocket has the ability to launch up to 400 feet in the air. The Deuling Rockets has a special launch stand that allows two people to individually launch their rocket and see who has more power!
Special trick airplanes designed by aeronautical engineers allow each plane in the Stomp Rocket: 3 Stunt Planes a unique stunt! They’ll be sending them up again and again to see giant loops, soaring glides and a variety of other stunts.
Give your boys the thrill and the power to ride with the Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket. It’s a scaled-down, battery-powered electric dirt bike that can handle off-road terrain. The large tires and a twist grip throttle are ready to give the performance they seek.
Since the MX350 Dirt Rocket has a rechargeable battery, you’ll never need to refill it with gas. It lasts for up to 30 minutes of continuous use per charge and can reach speeds of up to 14 mph. It is designed for kids ages 13 and up.
- Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket can be purchased on Razor’s website or at JCPenney’s and comes in 4 colors.
Boys all over the neighborhood will want to be battling with the Air Warriors Arsenal from Buzz Bee Toys. The Covert Squad dart blasters allow you and a friend to stay in secret communications while you track down the enemy during battle. Each blaster has a walkie talkie range of up to 300 feet and can blast darts up to 100 feet away. That will make for quite a battle!
If you are going to be in some serious dart play, you might want to check out the Air Warriors Agitator Blaster. This pump-action rapid-fire dart blaster can shoot darts up to 100 feet away and you can complete longer missions without having to reload! If you are needing a variety of dart blasters, check out the Adventure Force Arsenal. The clip-fed long-distance rifle blaster has a scope to help you zero in on your target and get great aim, but the smaller revolver style blaster can give you that quick draw and also uses a flip clip to allow for two full clips before needing to reload.
- Get the Covert Squad, Agitator Blaster, or Adventure Force Arsenal from Buzz Bee Toys this Holiday Season.
Exciting Toys for a Range of Ages
Kids of all ages will love the variety and exciting toys available by Spin Master. Some of our favorite picks are the fun line of Paw Patrol toys, Bakugan toys, and the irresistible Kinetic Sand. The Sandisfying Set includes 2-lbs of Kinetic sand and 10 tools for lots of creative ways to play.
Try a battle with the Bakugan Starter Pack that includes an assortment of collectible characters and ability cards. Just roll the Bakugan over the included cores and watch the spring into action ready for battle. For little friends, the My Size Lookout Tower will let them have fun with their favorite Paw Patrol pals as they go to the rescue. It’s 2.5′ of fun and excitement.
- Spin Master has toys for every age and interest with fun picks like Hatchimals, Etch A Sketch, Hedbanz and many more!
Harry Potter fans will be beyond thrilled with the exciting gift ideas from Wow! Stuff. Who wouldn’t love to have their very own Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak? You can appear to disappear using the Invisibility Cloak Illusion Costume and the Invisibility App by Wow! Stuff. Check yourself out through the app and snap a picture to see yourself disappear.
Watch as the Mystery Flying Snitch appears to magically fly around your body — avoiding capture! The flapping wings fly on a stretchy thread that’s almost totally invisible from 6-ft giving you the ability to recreate the magic from Harry Potter in your own home.
- You can find even more fun Harry Potter themed gifts from Wow! Stuff. They are available for purchase at Walmart and on Amazon.
Green Toys has a fantastic line up of toys that are not only Toddler approved and safe, but also great for our environment. Their toys are made in the USA with 100% recycled plastic! I love it when I can find something for my littles that they love and it is helping me be more green in the process. What toddler doesn’t love cars?
The Green Toys Parking Garage is so much more than just cars! It is a multi-level place space where vehicles (and helicopter!) can drive up, fill up, fix up, and take off! My littles love the drive-through station and a ramp on the other side to send it off. Another neat aspect of the Green Toys is that they are Dishwasher Safe! Being able to place the parts (especially vehicles that go everywhere with us) from our Parking Garage in the dishwasher to get sanitized regularly is a game-changer for me!
- Find Green Toys great lineup of amazing toys like this Parking Garage!
Add kid-safe headphones to your children’s Christmas lists this year with BuddyPhones! They have styles for youngsters through tweens and teens with SafeAudio listening modes that limit the max volume to appropriate levels for their age and needs. Like the BuddyPhones POP headphones that are perfect for ages 10 and up with a safe mode of 85dB and a POP mode limit of 95dB. Listen wirelessly for up to 19-hrs or connect the BuddyCable, with it’s patented audio sharing cord, to keep on listening between charges.
Try BuddyPhones Play in your choice of 4 fun colors for younger children. They’re designed with kid-proof durability in mind and can be used both wireless or with the included AudioShare cable that will allow more than one child to listen to the same device! It has safe sound limits of 75dB (for toddlers), 85dB, and 94dB modes that will allow them to hear even in loud situations, like during travel.
- Check out BuddyPhones for quality kids headphones that protect their hearing!
Educational & Fun Toys for Boys
Build, drive, play, and explore with the exciting Build-able Power Drivers RC vehicles by Flybar. Choose from 12 different emergency, service, or construction vehicles as part of the line. Each build-able vehicle comes apart into pieces and then can be screwed together with the included power drill that converts to the remote controller when you’re ready to drive.
This fun STEM toy helps improve fine motor skills and gives multiple ways to play for even more fun and exploration. I adore the bright colorful vehicles with favorites like a police cruiser, garbage truck, excavator and more!
- See the whole line of Flybar Power Drivers!
All the boys will love becoming a hero in their make-believe world of alien superpowers! They’ll be totally engrossed in Playmates’ Ben10’s world as they play alien games on the Ben10 Alien Game Omnitrix! The LCD screen looks just like the regular Omnitrix but it has 4 different play modes: you can choose your alien and battle the bad guys in Battle Game; try and beat your fastest time in the Timing Game and see how quickly you can find an alien; transform yourself and act as one of your favorite aliens in the Transforming Game; match an alien sequence on the screen during the Memory Game. So much fun to be had as you transform into Ben10 and battle with all your new Alien Superpowers.
You can also take those aliens into battle with you and stop the invasion from the Forever Knight with the line of amazing Ben10 figures that Playmates has for Ben 10 fans! Your boys will be saving the world over and over and over again!
Give your kid the gift of music this year with a ukulele from KeiKi Music. It’s great for kids to learn and develop talents. For the musically minded child, a ukulele from KeiKi Music is a good option.
Musicians and music teachers have said that learning to play the Ukulele is easier than learning to play the guitar. Ukuleles are smaller, making them easier to hold. They have fewer strings to manage that aren’t as tense as guitar strings. KeiKi Music Ukuleles come with a digital tuner, carry case, strap, guidebook and some stickers to customize.
- Choose a KeiKi Ukulele in one of four different colors online here at KeiKi Music.
Books Boys Will Love
Let them listen to audiobooks and music in a whole new screen-free way with Jooki the smart player for kids! The sturdy, splash-proof design is virtually kid proof. Parents can load playlists and mp3 content onto the individual kid-friendly figures. Then, your child can easily choose what they want to listen to by swapping out the darling characters to change their music as easy as that!
The Jooki player works over the home WiFi network so it doesn’t need to be within range of your samrtphone or device and won’t interrupt your child’s listening experience when you get incoming calls or other notifications. Tote it around with the sturdy carry strap and get listening to your favorite tunes, podcasts, books, or other media files!
- With the Jooki Holiday promotional starter kit you’ll save $50 and have everything you need to get started!
Your kids will enjoy the Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks series just as much as you did as a kid! They are available in 4-book and 6-book gift sets or you can even purchase the entire collection to keep them reading and exploring new possible endings each time.
Choose from the Classic Choose Your Own Adventure series perfect for children ages 9-12. Or, for younger readers, try the Dragonlarks series with a larger font, full-color art, and no scary endings for readers aged 5-8.
- Find exciting books for all ages from the Choose Your Own Adventure series.
National Geographic’s new series So Cool! So Cute! is the perfect fit for the little animal lovers in your life. Perfect for ages 3-7, your little one will adore learning all about animals through incredible pictures and fun-filled facts.
What’s even better than learning about Sharks and Pandas? How about ADORABLE photos and funny stories? Talk about a fun way for the whole family to learn and come together this Holiday season.
Fun Board & Video Games
Games are the go-to favorite gift in our home. We love the fun and exciting games by the Ravensburger brands. Here are some of our favorite game picks for boys this season. Boys that love spooky will have a blast with Horrified: Universal Monsters, a strategy game featuring favorite villains including Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, the Mummy, and more. Work together to defend the town against the worst monsters with a new challenge each time you play!
Potter fans won’t be able to get enough of the Pictopia: Harry Potter Edition trivia challenge. There are over 1,000 picture questions to challenge even the biggest fan of the Harry Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts series. Think Fun has created an exciting new logic challenge in Invasion of the Cow Snatchers. Use the magnetic UFO to snatch the cows out of the field.
- Find award-winning games for the whole family from Ravensburger, Wonder Forge, and Think Fun this holiday season!
If your boys are anything like mine, they want to live on their video games. Give them something they will be happy to unwrap this year. Gift them an adventure in a box from Outright Games.
If your kids saw the Jumani Movie and liked it, then they will love this action-packed video game. Jumanji: The Video Game is a brand new 3D adventure game. Your child can play as one of his favorite Jumanji Character heroes. They will spend hours battling the dangers of the Jungle, gathering Jewels, fighting the evil army and saving Jumani. Gather friends and play Jumanji: The Video Game online or in split-screen mode as a team.
- Jumanji: The Video Game is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC STEAM & Nintendo Switch.
Our family loves finding new card games in their stockings. Hoyle offers up some of the classic card games like Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Old Maid, Matching, Memory, and Slap Jack in their 6 in 1 Fun Pack along with some new fun games like Catch’N Fish, Sharks are Wild, Monkey May I, and Piggy Bank.
We took the 6 in 1 Fun Pack camping, and the kids played the entire week. No one even asked for electronic devices! My teenager recently found the fun of Hoyle’s waterproof cards and they played cards in the pool! It was a perfect afternoon! These are perfect for Holiday travel. Kids of all ages will be delighted to find some fun card games from Hoyle inside their stockings this Holiday Season.
- Find great games by Hoyle on Amazon this Holiday Season.
Building Toys for Boys
Robots are taking over this Holiday Season. Thames and Kosmos have some of the coolest robot building sets for kids that you will find anywhere! The Robot Safari allows kids ages 5-7 to build a series of adorable, motorized robotic animals with an introductory mechanical engineering kit that follows a storybook. Throughout the story, your child will be able to create 8 different robotic animals (polar bear, cat, narwhal, sea otter, etc.) while on their Robot Safari experimenting with them to see how each one uses the battery-powered motor and mechanical parts to move differently.
If your child has mastered the basic robotics, they will definitely love the Gumball Machine Maker where your child can build their own working gumball machine while learning physics lessons along the way. The track segments can be moved around on the base to create an almost limitless number of different gumball machines with different stunts and tricks (pendulum, trampoline, pinball launcher, etc.) I think I might want one of these for myself this year in addition to one for my child.
- Pick up these great robotic gifts like Robot Safari and Gumball Machine Maker this season from Thames and Kosmos.
All ages will have hours and hours of building fun with Magformers this Holiday Season. These are great for all kids 3+ (I’ve even caught my husband putting things together once the kids have gone to bed.) The creativity of these magnetic construction toys allows for new exploration every time they play. You can get basic sets with building ideas included, or you can get specific sets to add onto a basic set, like the Amazing Rescue 50 piece set.
The Amazing Rescue 50 Piece Set comes with 24 magnetic pieces, 2 characters and emergency vehicle accessories to build a fire station and fire truck! Even as my kids grow up and decide to give toys away, our Magformers are NEVER allowed to leave the house. This is such a fun Holiday addition to any household. With Magformers, your kids will click and create their own adventures all year long.
- Find the Amazing Rescue 50 Piece Set and other great Magformers toys at Magformers.com
Plus-Plus is a unique building toy from Denmark. Every piece is the same shape, and the way they interlock allows the builders to build almost anything! They can create 2D mosaics and incredible 3D creations. My kids used the Baseplate and tube DUO to create an amazing 3D cave and then built different animals to live inside their cave. The tubes are also a perfect size for stocking stuffers!
Our family personally loved the Mystery Makers. Once you follow the instructions, you might create a new robot or pet! When they’ve discovered their Mystery, they can build it again, or use the great Plus-Plus connectors to create their own new creation! These are perfect sizes to stick in a stocking or take with you for holiday travel.
- If your child loves to build and is looking for a new unique building toy this year, definitely check out the many varieties Plus-Plus has to offer.
Great Finds for Toddlers
I love finding gifts that are both useful and stylish. This Holiday season, I’m absolutely adoring fashionable and functional kids’ footwear fromBobux.
Living in a city where it snows for 6 months of the year, investing in quality kids’ footwear is a must. These Aspen Boots are my most favorite boots I’ve ever gotten for my kids. The soft Merino lining and waterproof design are perfect for all weather conditions. Best of all, they are super easy to take on and off. I love them so much, I have a pair for my little girl as well. For my baby, Bobux’s soft-soled leather shoes are a dream. So many fun footwear options for babies, toddlers, and kids!
My son is at the age where he cares a lot about what’s packed in his lunchbox at school. There’s no doubt he’s going to be the coolest kid in the lunchroom when he pulls out his Snack in the Box and Drink in the Box from Precidio.
Perfect for sports practice, lunch boxes, diaper bags, and church snacks, Precidio’s Snack in the Box and Drink in the Box containers provide a safe and reusable way to transport snacks and drinks. I love that the Snack in the Box allows you to pack two separate snacks without mixing or having them spill bottom of my diaper bags. Drink in the Box cuts down on juice boxes and spilled water bottles in my son’s lunch box. Both Snack in the Box are dishwasher friendly and super easy to clean. Talk about the perfect stocking stuffers.
The greatest gift this Holiday Season will allow your children comfort at night! Continuum Games has three great nighttime gifts to help your child sleep easier. Bedtime has always been difficult for our littles, but with the Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek Bedtime, my kids race up the stairs to find their Snuggle Monster hiding somewhere in their room. Then we get to read the fun bedtime story and they get to sleep with their snuggle monster all night!
Emoji-Notes Color & Shine are for a little bit older kids and allow the young artists to decorate their night light with the 7 decorative pens. Program a sleep timer to turn it off, or sleep it on minimum strength with red, pink or orange so not to have a negative effect on the melatonin production of your child while they sleep. Continuum Games also offers Sleepy Lights which is a multi-colored LED nightlight (12 colors in all) and is the perfect light setting which can be controlled with its remote.
- Check out Sleepy Lights, Emoji-Notes Color & Shine, and Snuggle Monster Hide & Seek!
Which of these gift ideas are on your boy’s wishlist?