Don’t you just love it when your favorite kid rips open a gift and lets out a scream of excitement? It feels good to give them a gift that you know they’ll love.
With four boys in our family, we’ve had hundreds of toys cycle through our home over the years. As a Mom, I can’t help but notice that some of those toys are more loved than others. And certain toys have been well loved by every child of ours, regardless of their very different personalities.
I’ll let you in on a secret…9 times out of 10, the ignored toy is one that lights up with bells and whistles (and batteries). Sure, those are pretty exciting at first. But after a few sessions of play, the kid realizes that this toy never does anything new. It’s loud and flashy…and really boring.
The best-loved toys are ones that involve imagination.
Here’s our tried and true list of gifts for little boys that they’re sure to love.
This train set is easy to assemble. But you can create your track in a variety of ways. So as your child grows older, their creation can become more elaborate.
The big starter set that is a bit expensive. But it comes with everything you need.
You can grab a smaller Thomas the Train set if your child if that fits your space (and budget) better.
Some of these toys do take batteries, but they aren’t necessary. Even if you run out of batteries, the toy is still plenty of fun!
It comes with a giant suction cup (one that has worked for years…even the kids can use it easily). You can suction it to a window or door. Then the kids can race their cars down the ramp.
They can even create loops and ramps to make the cars do neat tricks. My 2-year-old plays with this every single day.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area where you child can jump on their bike and ride it anytime, kids are sure to love the freedom they get from that bike.
If they can’t ride a bike yet, I highly recommend getting a balance bike. This type of bike doesn’t have training wheels, but it also has no pedals.
It is designed to teach your child to balance himself so that they can skip the training wheels completely. Once they have the hang of the balance bike, they can simply move on to a pedal bike with a smaller learning curve.
Bilibos are a ton of fun for imaginative play. Kids can spin around in them, pull things with a rope, the sky is the limit! Great for indoors or outside. Look for videos on Youtube to see ways other children have played with this unique toy.
A Nerf gun is a must for boys of all ages. I’ve even bought them for my Hubby! Look for guns of all shapes and sizes. Or accessories to go with their guns such as extra bullets, vests, and masks.
Nearly every boy loves to shoot over a tower of plastic cups or an imaginary monster. Or even have a big Nerf war with their friends or siblings!
My boys never seem to get bored with Legos. It’s the one toy they are most likely to be playing with when the house gets quiet.
My boys discovered Magformers a few years ago, and now we are all hooked on them!
These special magnets allow you to create a variety of things by laying them in a specific pattern on the floor. Then you can pull them up to create a ball or tower or any number of things! Be as creative as you like with them.
These can be expensive, but they go on sale a few times per year so be on the look out for a sale.
If you’re stumped about buying gifts for little boys, these gifts are sure to please!
Be the favorite when you show up with any of these gifts.
What great gift idea for a boy did I miss? Be sure to let us know in the comments!