Find the perfect gift for the special guy in your life with our ultimate guide to the best gifts for boys of all ages!
When it comes to finding the perfect boy gifts, it can often feel like navigating a maze of trends and interests. From active toys that encourage outdoor play to educational gadgets that enhance their learning experience to video games and tech, there is never a shortage of gift options.
But how do you choose the right one?! Fear not. Because we have got you covered when it comes to the best gifts for boys.
Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, big brother, Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals, special holiday or simply wanting to surprise the special boy in your life, we’ve come up with a must have list of gift ideas.
They’re sure to leave him saying “bruh”… which trust us, is possibly the highest compliment achieved in boy code.
Best Gifts for Boys
Gifts for the Thinkers
1 — Gravity Maze Marble Run
Gravity Maze is the perfect combination of a logic game, marble run, and STEM toy and it’s one of the best gifts you can buy for boys. It contains 60 challenges from beginner to expert. Ideal for 8-year old boys and older.
2 — National Geographic Chemistry Kit
For your young chemist, this science kit includes a total of 45 experiments which is hours of hands-on fun! He can build and erupt a volcano, create a geyser, launch a rocket, and cause some awesome chemical reactions.
3 — Frozen Bubbles
This isn’t your average dish soap and water bubbles. This frozen bubble kit comes complete with biodegradable, and vegan materials, this first-of-its-kind kit lets kids make ice crystals by blowing freezable bubbles.
4 — Sphero Mini
5 — Brain Bolt
Grow his confidence and problem solving skills all while he thinks he is playing an awesome game. Brain Bolt challenges his brain by following light sequences. It might sound easy enough but this game is known to improve memory and reaction skills. This is a 1 or 2 player game so it also makes for a great gift for siblings.
6 — Smithsonian Planetarium Projector
Make bedtime out of this world for your future astronaut with this planetarium projector, which projects images of stars, planets, moons and more onto his ceiling. There are 24 HD space images that make more than 50 different sky combinations. There’s also an automatic shut-off timer so he can fall asleep in a galaxy far far away each night and wake up each morning back on planet earth.
7 — LEGO Gear Bots
For the future engineer these STEM LEGO gear bots blend creativity and engineering to create 8 physics driven kinetic creatures. Projects with axles, cranks and cams to keep your little mechanical engineer having fun through every piece.
8 — Shape Shifting Fidget Cube
The patented, award-winning shape shifting fidget cube features 36 rare earth magnets for an innovative design that transforms into over 70 shapes. Fits comfortably in his hand for hours of mind-challenging fun, that will stimulate his senses with unlimited creative possibility. The perfect gift for a guy who likes a challenge.
9 — Mechanical Coding Robot
Coding is not only a useful tool but a fun way to get your young engineers’ brain thinking and working. We love this mechanical coding robot called Mech 5 that is a great introduction to engineering principles and coding.
10 — Little Patient
Paging your doctor to be! The Little Patient teaches kids that it’s what’s inside that counts. Zipped inside Erwin’s tummy, tiny surgeons will find 6 essential organs: lungs, heart, intestines, liver, spleen, and kidneys. All of the plush organs are color-coded, and children will have a blast identifying each one in the accompanying booklet and learning more about its very important role in our bodies.
Gifts for the Sportsman
1 — Baseball Backstop
All baseball loving boys need a baseball backstop. They can work on their pitching or use the swing trainer to practice their at bat and perfect their swing.
2 — Laser Tag Set
The game of tag is all grown up…and we are loving it! A laser tag set is a great gift idea for the teen or preeteen boys in your life and is a game the whole family can play! Great for indoor fitness exercise or even for some outdoor play at night!
3 — Slammo Game Set
For the boy looking to change up his game, Slammo is an action-packed 2-on-2 volleyball style game where teams have 3 hits to return or spike the ball to the circular net. No setup required so he can bring it to sleepovers, trips and more to provide hours of fun for him and his friends.
4 — Ninja Obstacle Course
For the boy who braves it all, give the gift of a ninja obstacle course. This course is a 52-foot slackline with obstacles that can clip on in any order. It comes with 2 bars, 2 knots, 2 rings and a ladder to get him on his way to becoming the next American Ninja Warrior.
5 — LED Indoor Basketball Hoop
Whether he is channeling his inner Lebron or just needing a study break, this LED indoor basketball hoop is the best of the best for teenage boys! Every goal will be celebrated with points counted and cheers! This mini hoop has 3 modes to practice, progress through the levels, and compete with your family and friends. It’s a slam dunk in our opinion to grow with him year after year.
6 — Stanley Water Bottle
A Stanley is all the rage with the younger generations right now and this 30-ounce tumbler with straw is one of the cool gifts for boys that can travel with him to school or games. We happen to love this brand and know that it lives up to the hype! Will keep his water cold while he is on the field or in class. It’s also the perfect gift for girls too.
7 — NERF Bounce N Score
Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? With the NERF Kids Bounce N Score target toss game set you can get the whole family in on the fun. The goal is to bounce the NERF foam bouncy balls off of the launch pad and into the holes on the target to score points and win the game. This is perfect outdoors or indoors for the kid’s playroom.
8 — Tree Rocking Climbing Holds
One of the hottest gifts for boys are these tree rocking climbing holds. It makes for a great backyard addition and encourages children to be active, exercise strength, balance, agility, flexibility and enhance their confidence.
Gifts for the Artist
1 — Animation Studio
Disney imagineer or budding YouTube artist, this super cool stop motion animation studio will be a hit with your young artist. The kit includes the HUE HD USB camera with integrated microphone, easy-to-use stop motion software (Windows and macOS), a 64-page full-color book of animation, a mini stage with background, printable activities and sound effects.
2 — Wood Burning Kit
For the artist who likes to use different mediums, the Complete Wood Burning Kit for Beginners includes everything needed to turn him into a wood burning champion! He can sketch, burn, and paint to create not 1, but 8 beautiful art projects.
4 — LED Light Box Tracer
For the younger artists just starting out, this light box tracer is a great tool for him. Lightweight and easy to bring anywhere, he can use it to stencil, trace, and more. Can be used on road trips or easily transport from kitchen table to playroom to allow him hours to create and practice his skills.
5 — Water Marbling Paint for Kids
Painting on paper is always fun but what about painting on water?! This water marbling paint kit has everything he will need to get started learning the water marbling techniques. It comes with 6 colors of paint, 20 sheets of paper, 3 needles, a pipette, spreader, measuring spoon, tray, and instruction manual. Any little artist would love it!
6 — Hey Clay
Hey Clay is a fun interactive way for boys to create and shape animals and figurines. The app walks your budding sculptor step by step. Plus, we love how air dry clay projects require no kiln or heating, which is ideal for any kid’s craft.
Gifts that Glow
1 — Beast Lab Glow in the Dark Beast Creator
Science that grows a stuffie?!? There is nothing better to a little boy. The Beast Lab is one of the hottest boys gifts for the season according to Amazon, and there is a good reason why. Your guy can conduct his very own science experiment with his own lab to reveal his beast that he gets to keep. It is the ultimate blind bag that we know all kids are obsessed with but taken up 100 notches.
3 — TOSY Flying Disc
The ultimate gift for any ultimate frisbee fan. The TOSY flying disc holds a 90 minute charge and is good for over a thousand throws providing an actual glow up to any ultimate frisbee game.
4 — Glow in the Dark Rock Painting
Spark his creativity with a glow in the dark rock painting kit that is both fun and educational. The puffy glow in the dark paint comes to life in the dark showcasing their glowing designs.
5 — Jellyfish Lamp
Unique and captivating are the perfect ways to describe this next gift. A jellyfish lamp is exactly that and provides a calming sensory experience to sooth and entertain. The colors and gentle movements through the water look like magic and reduce stress and provide a tranquil night light in your favorite little guy’s bedroom.
6 — Grow n’ Glow Terrarium
Allow him to explore the world of science and nature by creating his own mini ecosystem with this terrarium kit for kids! A terrarium is a miniature garden in a simulated natural environment and this kit comes with everything your young scientist will need to create his very own ecosystem.
7 — Elmers Glow in the Dark Squishies Kit
With this collection of Elmer’s Squishies, you’ll get everything you need to make your own surprise glow-in-the-dark squishy toy-in only 60 minutes! Simply mix the ingredients (including glow-in-the-dark glue pens), pour them into the Mystery Mold, and after an hour, pop out your mystery character and play! You can even supercharge your character’s glow with the included UV light!
8 — HEXA Light Panels
LED lights have been having a moment in kids rooms for years now. These HEXA light panels are the upgrade his room has been waiting for. The set comes with 10 panels to arrange in whatever design he wants. Over his bed or in his gaming corner the possibilities are endless. Buy multiple sets to make a major impact and create an entire glowing accent wall.
Gifts for the Techie
1 — Screen Magnifier
For the guy who loves tech this screen magnifier is a super fun and unique twist on a projector that can magnify his phone screen making it a great gadget for camping, travel or even game days.
2 — Drop Mix Music Gaming System
Brain meets beats in this DropMix music gaming system. It’s a fast paced music mixing that allows your guy to create his own unexpected mix. He can keep the music pumping with 3 ways to play: freestyle, clash, and party. And who knows? Maybe first stop gaming and next your favorite guy is thanking you from the Grammys!
3 — Bitzee Interactive Digital Pet
We were pretty stoked to see that the digital pets of the past seem to have gotten a major upgrade! The Bitzee interactive digital pet gives the gift of a pet without the potty training! Bitzee interactive pets respond to swipes, tilts, shakes and touch with sounds and reactions. The more he cares for his pet the more it will grow into a Super Bitzee when he can unlock special outfits, games and more.
4 — Tile Slim
Give the gift of peace of mind with this thin tracker tile. Would make a great gift for a teen boy who wants to keep up with his wallet, luggage, phone, laptop and more. Partnered with the free Tile app you can find your items with ease and help erase the “Mom, have you seen my….”
5 — Backbone One
Turn his iphone into his own portable video game console with Backbone One. Compatible with all iPhones with the lightning connector for fun he can take anywhere.
6 — Bluetooth Speaker Bedside Lamp
Light up the night with this touch control bluetooth bedside lamp speaker. Dimmable with over 48 color ways and 3 levels of brightness and bluetooth speakers to listen to his favorite songs, podcasts and more.
7 — Apple Airpods
They top wish lists around the world each year and this year is no exception. Airpods are always a great gift and the Airpods Pro are the latest in Apple tech and would be a gifting win for any preteen or teenage boy. The noise canceling mode is perfect for studying or getting hype before the big game.
8 — Gabb Watch
Give your child unlimited talk & text with a Gabb Smart Watch. Parent controlled through the app, adults can manage his list of contacts. Comes with full text keyboards,speech-to-text and over 20 customizable text message presets, voice messaging, and emojis to make connection safe. It is a fun and easy for him to feel connected with his friends.
9 — Zero Gravity Laser Race Car
This zero gravity race car gives a whole new meaning to you’re driving me up the walls! Using the laser pointer your mini speed racer can race his new car all over the walls, ceiling and floors.
Gifts for the Gamers
1 — Hand to Hand Wombat Card Game
A fast-paced game for tweens is Hand-to-Hand Wombat, which comes from the makers of Throw Throw Burrito and Exploding Kittens. Players close their eyes and work together in teams of “good wombats” and “bad wombats” to either construct or destroy towers before time runs out. Afterward, everyone opens their eyes and tries to vote out the bad wombats.
2 — Fourth Down Card Game
Your little football fan will love Fourth Down, a fast-paced card game that sets players up on offense and defense in pursuit of the elusive TouchDown card. Enjoyed for ages 7 and up, the game’s creator made it when he was a teen himself.
3 — Sussed
A wacky “What would you do?” card game, Sussed is a game where he can ask a question and challenge his friends to guess which hilarious answer he has chosen. It’s easy to take on the go and fun for a big group, perfect for game days at school or taking on trips.
4 — One Night Ultimate Werewolf
One of our personal favorite games to play for family game night is One Night Ultimate Werewolf. This app guided game is full of strategy and hidden identities with expansion packs for ultimate playability. We have spent countless hours laughing our way through this one and it gets our stamp of approval.
5 — Taco Vs Burrito
Created by a 7-year old named Alex, Taco Vs Burrito has quickly become an award winning game for all ages! Build the most valuable meal to win while the action cards will keep things spicy! Nothing says fun like this game! For boys ages 6 and up.
6 — Nintendo Switch
A Nintendo Switch has been at the top of boys wish lists across the country for several years now and the interest just keeps growing. The switch is designed to go everywhere you go instantly transforming from a home console you play on TV to a portable system you can play anywhere. From young boys to teen boys, this console and games can grow with him for years to come.
7 — X Rocker Gaming Chair
Every gamer needs a comfy chair. The X Rocker Gaming Chair is compatible with all major gaming consoles, and the headrest is mounted with bluetooth speakers. The foldable soft foam chair is easy to store in any room and the vegan leather makes it easy to clean too which we know with teenage boys that is a must!
8 — Galaxy Game Cube
The Galaxy Game Cube is the all in one game where he can play solo or with his friends. It offers a collection of one- and two-player games, complete with buzzing, beeping, exciting music, and voice-guided instructions and feedback from Mission Control. Endless entertainment with all the different games in one.
9 — Dumb Ways to Die Card Game
A hilarious card game inspired by the viral video (and song that gets stuck in your head forever). The object of the game? Don’t let your beans die. Of course they are always finding dumb ways to die so the goal is to keep them alive or hope someone else’s beans die first!
10 — Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set
The games of our childhood reimagined for a new generation of role players. Dungeons and Dragons has been a favorite amongst boys for generations. It isn’t just a board game but an amazing adventure for him and his friends to embark on.
11 — Create Your Own Video Game Set
Looking for unique gifts teen boys will love? Gift him with this cool Create Your Own Video game set. He’ll be able to code and build his own retro arcade games.
Gifts for the Readers
1 — Kids Kindle Paperwhite
When a child sits down with their Kindle Paperwhite, they are reading an average of an hour distraction free from apps, videos and games. You get a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids + so they can read as much as their little hearts desire.
2 — Guinness Book Of World Records
Not sure what it is about boys, but the yearly Guiness Book of World Records is always a hit with them. This year’s edition compiles the very best of the thousands of new records approved over the past year.
3 — Yoto
Yoto Player is a carefully connected screen-free home audio player that is controlled with physical playing cards that when inserted into the audio player will play stories, music, activities, podcasts and radio. Yoto gives children the freedom to decide what they want to play or listen to in a safe environment. It has the best selection for older kids with everything from classics to ever popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
4 — Create Your Own Comic Book Kit
If you have a child who lives to draw and create, this DIY comic book set might just be his action-packed dream come true. It comes with pre-formatted blank pages for him to create a story. And once his illustrated story is complete, simply seal it in the pre-paid envelope and slip it into the mail. Soon he will receive his very own, professionally-bound copy of his very own original comic book, complete with an about the author page!
5 — Pod Swing
Every reader needs a reading nook, and a pod swing is the reading nook addition he will love. It comes in several colors that he can tuck away with his favorite series and be transported to places only his imagination can take him.
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