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The list of 60+ 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 with a wide variety of interests… gifts for the sports-loving boy, tons of STEM gifts for boys, and gifts for boys who love gadgets!
In this boy’s Christmas gift list, I have a mix of fun stuff and practical needs – no one-and-done toys and definitely a few necessities that work great as a gift if you just package them right ;).
Because toys don’t have gender, also check out the girl’s list too! There are several items that overlap and I only separate because otherwise the post would be insanely long.
Here are 60+ gift ideas for boys for Christmas – check out my favorites!
Best Christmas Gifts Ideas for Boys
1 // Zoob Building
This is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) open ended toy to construct, engineer, explorer and experiment – looks super fun!
This is kind of a two-in-one – build it, then enjoy it!
3 // Hockey Skate Covers
This is kind of specialized but if you have a little hockey player, this is the perfect gift.
4 // Instax Picture Frame
For all the Instax masterpieces he’ll take ;).
5 // Knee Hockey Set
Coop LOVES this set for playing hockey in the basement.
6 // Headphones
We have these headphones for distance learning and they’re a great price, work great, Bluetooth, and tons of colors to choose from.
For holding ALLTHETHINGS.
8 // Lincoln Logs
The original building toy – I think Coop would really like these!
9 // Scooter
This is a great scooter with light up wheels and a kickstand – Coop and Quinn both have one and they’ve been perfect so far!
10 // Sequin Pillow Cover
Great for sensory kids – just a fun accessory for his room.
Coop is getting this this year – we played with one earlier this fall and he loved it. Super inexpensive and rechargeable!
12 // Mini Basketball Hoop
For over his bedroom door – great as an indoor activity!
13 // Lego Set
I actually built this LEGO set last Christmas and it was pretty cool!
14 // Personalized Plate
These are great for boys! My kids have them and they’re dishwasher safe and tons of cute options.
15 // Candy Gummy Lab
We have one of these and it was a really fun activity, has a science element, and the kids liked the gummies. Natural ingredients, too!
16 // Magnetic Tiles
THE BEST toy for kids ages 2-10 – universally appealing. You can never have enough!
17 // Solar Robot Creation Kit
This is super cool – a 12-in-1 Solar Robot Kit that can be built into 12 different shapes of robots. Includes moving and connecting parts like gears, plates, tires, and shafts. Kids can easily disassemble them after the building each robot.
18 // Slippers
Cooper has these and they are SO cute and look like legit old man mocs.
19 // Snap Circuits
This has a perfect 5 stars on 5k+ and you can build over 300 experiments with 60+ parts, including a photosensitive electronic organ, a Lie detector, an AM radio, and a two-finger touch lamp. A super cool STEM toy for older boys.
20 // Wooden Spaceship Kit
Design then play with 3 different spaceships in one kit.
I can’t think of an elementary school boy who wouldn’t LOVE this book.
22 // Jersey
A jersey from his favorite team is always a great gift.
23 // Make Your Own Comic Book
Great for a comic lover or budding artist! A blank template to DIY a superhero story.
24 // Olly Ball
I’d never heard of this but it’s super cool for inside – it’s patented KrunchCOR construction absorbs impact, will NOT BREAK WINDOWS!
25 // Helmet
A must + this brand & price is great! Tons of colors.
26 // 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.
27 // 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).
28 // Wearable Blanket
Ordering for the kids – cute options!
We got one of these last year and it really does hover + doesn’t dent the walls.
30 // Karaoke Microphone
Against my better judgement, I’m grabbing one of these for my kids this year.
Having a water bottle is essential to not having to get 2557735 cups of water daily + no spills. Tons of color options, too!
32 // Microscope
This microscope has amazing reviews and functions as a compound and stereo microscope in one unit, which allows you to view microscope slides as well as three dimensional items such as rocks and leaves.
33 // Taco vs Burrito Game
Designed by a 7 year old and a Kickstarter winner… supposed to be a fun family game!
34 // Echo Dot – Kid’s Edition
My kids use their Dots as sound machines + to play music and games with. Coop actually has his read to him nightly (after we read him a book too).
35 // 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.
36 // Bike Ramp
This is a SUUUPER cool gift – meant for kids ages 8+ for scooters, skateboards, inline skates, and BMX bikes… it has almost a perfect 5 star review!
Constantly stocking up on art supplies over here!
38 // Garmin Vivofit Jr
Both my ‘big kids’ have this and while it doesn’t track location, it does have a step tracker, tells time, tracks chores, it’s waterproof and the battery lasts a year so no worrying about charging it. They also sell replacement bands.
39 // Fujifilm Instax Mini
The 2020 version of a polaroid – my big kids got these last year and they still love them – word to the wise: limit the film! Otherwise they’ll blow through it.
Bought one of these for each of my kids last year and they’re so loved – microwavable to act as a heating ‘pad’ + they can go in the freezer as a little ‘cold pack’ too. So many cute animal options too!
41 // Kinetic Sand
Kinetic Sand is a big hit in my house! We got this exact set last year and and it was a great starter kit!
Coop LOVE LOVE LOVES this game. It comes with a TON of baseball player cards but Coop spends HOURS playing with this.
43 // Stomp Rocket
This toy is way fun for outside for kids (and adults) of all ages.
44 // Butterfly Kit
LOVED this when we did it earlier this year! The kit comes with a net and you send away for the caterpillars. We had 4 butterflies to release when it was all said and done!
45 // Boys Sherpa
SO DAMN CUTE and great reviews, an awesome price, and several cute colors and prints.
46 // Osmo
We don’t have one of these but it seems like a super cool way to learn through play.
47 // Fair Harbor Shorts
These shorts are a GAME CHANGER and have an optional super-soft liner built in. They just launched boys’ sizing! Coop has their swim trunks and now The One Short to match Chris!
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We have “hockey guys” and the set is awesome. They have sets for football, soccer, basketball, baseball & hockey.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Boys
This set of 50 vinyl stickers is really cute and if Mario isn’t your kid’s thing, there are several other character options.
You can smell them through the screen, can’t you?! So good + washable.
This set comes with 12 diggable dino eggs – toss one in a stocking and save some for holidays + just because throughout the year!
4 // Hot Wheels
The PERFECT stocking stuffer – the vertical packaging fits perfectly in a stocking.
5 // Scratch Art
Always a hit – scratch the black to reveal rainbow color underneath.
6 // Underwear
Stocking stuffers = perfect opportunity to stock up on the essentials ;). We love these little boxer briefs at my house – inexpensive, cute & comfy. Tons of prints too!
7 // Snack Bags
Have to include something practical, here ;). We try to always use reusable when we can!
8 // Custom Avatar
This is such a cute idea – have them a custom avatar made!
Kinetic Sand is a big hit in my house! Small refill packs are perfect for stockings.
10 // Pinky Promise Bracelets
These are a really cute mother/son bracelet set that would be perfect in a stocking.
11 // Kids Electric Toothbrush
This toothbrush is designed for kids ages 3+, rechargeable, has great ratings, and has a built-in timer. Bought for my 3 bigs last Christmas and its been great!
12 // Playing Card Holders
These are genius – they hold playing cards when tiny hands cant. They also rest on the table.
13 // Binoculars
These are real binoculars but totally kid-proof. Good for nature/hiking. They come in lots of colors, too!
14 // Thinking Putty
This stuff is SUPER cool and better than the average putty – we have a kit that came with a light that changes the putty’s color (Mystic Glacier with Glow Charger).
15 // Name Labels
LOVE having these around the house to slap on water bottles, jackets, sports equipment – a practical gift he’ll still think is cool.
16 // Race Track Tape
This was one of my top sellers last year! Super fun way for them to design their own tracks.
17 // Bath Bombs
This pack of bath bombs comes with 12 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!
18 // Pop Math Toy
This is great for sensory + learning numbers. Soft silicone & great for kids under 10.
19 // Paint by Sticker
A great on-the-go activity with no mess.
20 // 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.
21 // Under Armour Socks
I’ve heard these are all the rage 😉