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Best Gifts For Boys From A Mom Of Four Boys
This is my list of 10 gifts we have personally given to our children that have stood the test of time. These are the presents that were played with non-stop, that never sat collecting dust. Sometimes it’s so hard to find the right gift. Hopefully this list of 10 items of all price points will help you out if you need a little assistance in finding something that special boy in your life will like. These are the top 10 fantastic toys that have gotten years of use in our house by all 4 boys. I would gear this list towards kids 7-14. Since I've updated this, most are in the age range of 7- college age.
My oldest son still uses the blanket, the raspberry pi, and a bike at his University. Funny how that works. The tricycle they have all outgrown, and the wagon as well, but they are stored in our garage for when the grandkids come someday!
In each case I will try to list several places to purchase so you can price check and find the best deal. The list is in no particular order.
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The BEST Christmas Gifts for Boys
1. Razor Rip Rider
This puts a new spin on the fun three wheelers we used to have, literally. The fun swivel wheels make doing loops, oh so much fun!
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Razor RipRider 360 Caster Trike, Blue
2. Snap Circuits
My oldest son first discovered these in his gifted and talented class. We’ve purchased several sets over the years and highly recommend them. It’s a fun way to learn about circuits and electricity and parents can feel reassured that they are safe for the kiddos. Combine sets together to make unlimited inventions.
3. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book Series
My kids can’t get enough of the stories about a boy named Gregory. The comic book style interlaced with chapter books helped encourage reading. The movies are hysterical and I love the lessons the books teach with tons of humor. There are 9 books in the series.
4. The newest nintendo, x-box, or other gaming console.
My kids have spent hours on this gaming system. They STILL use it. I prefer the Wii U because we can also stream movies from amazon and netflix. Also, in a pinch, my kiddos have used the handheld controller to play games or watch a movie while the tv in the playroom is programmed to something else. But in reality, this went out of favor to new consoles over the past 5 or so years. Technology! Can you imagine! They also have an X-Box One that they play a lot. In reality, some things are still classic and never go out of style, so I suggest the Nintendo Entertainment Center : NES Classic Edition. Play all the old favorites like Zelda, Mario Bros, and Donkey Kong. You might like the walk down memory lane!
Legos are one of the best gifts we’ve ever given the boys. I’m forever amazed at what they have created. These easy sets can build 3 different designs, and once completed can be added to a brick collection (unless of course your child wants to keep their work of art on display!).
6. Walkie talkies
Boys love these things! Hide around the corner, pass back secret messages, spy on the neighborhood, or just keep in contact with your buddies while walking around the neighborhood.
7. iPod Touch, Amazon Kindle, or a "Gateway" device to getting a cell phone
My sons are in love with their iPod touches. They play with them everyday. They text (for free to other iPod owners!), FaceTime, and play games. They watch videos and movies and do their homework on them. Although pricey, these are probably the #1 toy used in our house.
We have the 5th generation and it looks like a 6th generation is available. <---That was in 2012. They have since all upgraded to an iPhone SE (which is actually what I use as well). The only one lacking a phone is my 6th grader, and the struggle is real y'all. He feels like the last kiddo without one!
If you don't want to pay that much (I feel ya!!!!), my kids also each have a kindle fire. They are handy for extra web browsers, free e-books from the library, and for games. We've been more than pleased, and the price is right!
8. Video Games
Three games my kiddos love. Mario Kart 8, Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric, Super Smash Bros, and Just Dance. Right now they are obsessed with Fortnite (see below).
You can find these, among others by searching through the video game section after clicking on any amazon link.
9. Nerf Footballs and Nerf guns
Ahhh, the Nerf I loved growing up, is the same Nerf that my kiddos love. The footballs make excellent gifts (we usually buy at least 1 a month for birthday parties) and the Nerf guns are also very popular.
10. Minecraft--- has now been replaced by Fortnite-
***I wrote this blog post in 2014. LOL. I now have an 18 year old, a 17 year old, a 13, and an 11 year old. The game of the moment is no longer Minecraft- but Fortnite. LOL
Anything, anything, anything Minecraft. My kiddos are so hooked to this game. It’s fabulous for learning coding skills, teamwork, and basic computer gaming. My kiddos own t-shirts, plush toys, the actual game, Minecraft legos, among other things.
*** So okay, let's go back to the coding part. Something my oldest had an enjoyed when learning about computers was a Raspberry Pi. If your kiddos have graduated out of snap circuits, this might be your next step. He loved his and used it for a math camp, a cyber security camp, and also even used it for his computer science class at his university this year!
OTHER GIFTS WE LOVED AND ADORED:
- bikes - family walks and bike rides are always a fun way to bond.
- all radio flyer products from the tricycle to the wagon
- baseball gloves (my husband still has his from little league!)
- their own fuzzy fleece blanket. Nothing to fight over, and twin size means toes are covered no problem! We've had these for 2 years, and they are still going strong!
Happy shopping! Thanks for stopping by!
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