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The list of 45+ of the best Christmas gift ideas for boys is here! Boys can be tough to shop for but I think I have a good mix of gifts for boys ages 5ish-10ish who are interested in a variety of activities.
In this boy’s Christmas gift guide, I have a mix of fun and practical – yes, I’m totally THAT MOM who gifts essentials like markers or toothpaste – it’s all in the presentation ;).
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Here are 45+ gift ideas for boys for Christmas – check out my favorites!
Best Gifts Ideas for Boys
1 // Stainless Steel Water Bottle – these come with a straw cap already, the price is awesome, and the 12 ounce is perfect for kids.
2 // Mini Basketball Hoop – almost 5 full stars on 4k+ reviews – this basketball hoop hangs over the back of the door for indoor play.
3 // Flippy Sweatshirts – LOVE these flippy sweatshirts for boys… perfect for a kid who needs a little extra something to do with his hands without having a toy or gadget on-hand.
4 // Make Your Own Comic Book – perfect if you have a comic book obsessed guy (or gal).
5 // Wooden Spaceship Kit – this one is a two parter… first they decorate and then they play. A cute craft kit for a kid who needs a little definition and clarity about what they’re creating.
6 // Custom Puzzle – I had one of these made last year from our Disney trip and it’s just a cute way to commemorate a special moment or trip + gives them an activity to do.
7 // Fire Tablet – we limit the use of these to travel only but they’re amazing. Set time limits, set age limits on the content, and limit access to the internet (no more YouTube Kids).
8 // Headphones – great if you have travel coming up – good price, good reviews, tons of color combos.
9 // Toy Storage Bags – ok these are maybe more for mom than the kids but these bags are great for storing tinier toys; the fun stuff is still in sight but all the pieces are kept together.
10 // Kinetic Sand – I honestly haven’t been brave enough to pull the trigger on kinetic sand but the reviews are amazing and I think my kids can handle it without a ginormous mess… fingers crossed!
11 // Temporary Tattoos – these are really cute in the scheme of temporary tattoos for kids goes ;).
12 // Sherpa/Minky Monogrammed Blanket – get him his OWN blanket with his name on it! These are a great deal and look so soft.
13 // Hover Indoor Soccer ‘Ball’ – I don’t own this but the reviews sound awesome for a bumper hover soccer ball with goals and the price is great.
15 // Jersey – a jersey of their fave team is an easy choice and always a hit! The shop now button below links to lots of teams, not just the Blues 😉
16 // Fujifilm Instax Mini – – I grabbed one of these for each of my big kids, mainly because I ALWAYS wanted a Polaroid as a kid. I think they’ll love them!
17 // Take-Apart Airplane – this is a hands-on building toy good for younger ages.
18 // Echo Dot Kids Edition – my kids have been asking for their own Alexa (we use her to play songs and jokes) and this one comes with daily time limits and the ability t o review activity. It plays music, tells stories, calls approved friends and family, and has more kid-friendly skills.
19 // Solar Robot Creation Kit – this STEM kit has 190 pieces (definitely for older boys!) that can be used to make 12 different solar-powered robots. No batteries required and the price is awesome.
20 // Warmies Microwavable Stuffed Animals – – believe me, I am VERY anti-more stuffed animals coming into this house BUT I’m making an exception for these… they’re microwavable and have dried French lavender for a soothing warm cuddle AND they’re at an awesome price point and they have a million animals to choose from – see them all here. Basically a really cute cuddly heating pad for kids – I’m grabbing one for each of mine.
22 // Fly Bar – we don’t own this and I’m honestly not sure if it’s a good idea or a terrible one ;). Comes in 17 color combos and can be used inside or outside and the price is REALLY good.
23 // Nature Print – love the colors of this print and you won’t believe the price… looks like Minted but for a fraction of the cost.
24 // Garmin Vivofit Jr – Quinn (my oldest) has owned this for almost a year and she loves it. It doesn’t track location but it does have a step tracker, obviously tells time, tracks chores (we don’t personally use this but MEGA need to) and it’s waterproof and the battery lasts a year so no worrying about charging it. They also sell replacement bands if the red geometric or camo isn’t your jam.
25 // MLB Sluggers Baseball Game – Coop got this for his 5th birthday and LOVES it. He plays with ‘the guys’ all the time.
26 // Slippers – these slippers are DARLING (they come in other colors for boys & girls, pink is shown) – and they’re available in toddler sizes and kids sizes. Coop has a pair and they’re really nice!
27 // Rory’s Story Cubes – these have great reviews and encourage creativity and storytelling for older kids. Seems like a good ‘waiting at a restaurant’ toy to have on-hand.
28 // Knee Hockey Set – we bought one of these for Coop last year and he LOVES it (he’s also hockey-obsessed). It’s meant to be played on your knees but it’s the perfect standing height for preschoolers (ours is indoors).
29 // Lincoln Logs – I think these are a great alternative to Legos and probably easier for younger hands to manipulate.
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Boys
1 // Hot Wheels – this 5 pack of hot wheels fits perfectly inside a stocking!
2 // Under Armour Socks – are you even a mom if you don’t get your kid a pair of good socks for their stocking?! Kidding but a useful stocking stuffer for sure!
3 // Mr. Sketch Scented Markers – grabbed this little set for Quinn’s stocking because I just couldn’t resist
4 // Race Track Tape – the PERFECT stocking stuffer for a car-loving preschooler – sticks on to make anything a racetrack.
5 // Dinosaur Eggs Dig Kit – these seem really cool – the package comes with 12 so throw a few in his stocking and hold onto the rest for when you need a quick activity.
6 // Would you Rather – Eww Edition – What kid wouldn’t love this?!
7 // Kinetic Sand – put one from the set set of four of these little Kinetic Sand packs in a stocking and use the others for other kids’ stockings or birthday gifts.
8 // Underwear – stocking stuffers = perfect opportunity to stock up on the essentials ;). we love these at my house – inexpensive, cute & comfy
9 // Scratch Art – these on-the-go super portable no-mess scratch pads are great for kids of all ages
10 // Spirograph Travel Set – Quinn got one of these for her 7th birthday and really likes it. Refills for the paper are just regular post-its (3×3) so nothing special to buy. Great for the car, air travel, restaurants, etc.
11 // 50 Count Washable Markers – washable is the key word here 😉 this pack of 50 is such a great deal!
12 // Kids Electric Toothbrush – this toothbrush is designed for kids ages 3+, rechargable, has great ratings, and has a built-in timer.
13 // Pinky Promise Bracelets – a cute ‘boy’ version of friendship bracelets @ a great price.
14 // Binoculars – these are real binoculars but totally kid-proof. They come in 10 colors if green isn’t your guy’s thing.
15 // Paint by Sticker – a portable sticker book that’s great for restaurants + the car + air travel.
16 // Bath Bombs – Ok this pack of bath bombs comes with 24 which is obviously overkill for a stocking (they’re also organic + natural + awesome reviews) but you can keep the whole box for the year and stuff one in every birthday gift you give throughout the year as a thoughtful little extra. Breaks out to an amazing cost per bath bomb, especially compared to LUSH which is like $6/bomb!
17 // Wiki Stix – The perfect on-the-go toy to keep in your purse for any time you need tiny hands occupied for a few mins.
18 // Name Labels – these aren’t the most exciting but they are SO practical! Personalized name labels that are dishwasher & washer safe – we stick them on water bottles, in coats & jackets, on school supplies, and even on the bottom of dance shoes. They’re amazing and so cute.
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