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Inside:  You want gifts for little boys they’ll love even after the box is thrown away. Every gift on this list is kid tested and approved.


Don’t you just love it when your favorite kid rips open a present 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.

Fisher Price Geotrax

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.


Imaginext toys are awesome!  They have a variety of choices from Batman to pirates to dinosaurs.  You’ll definitely find something to spark the interest of your boy.

You’ll find a wide variety of price options.  For instance, you can purchase the Batman cave and then later add on different characters, vehicles, and more.

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!


If you have boys, you probably already have a pile of Hot Wheels cars.  BluTrack is perfect for putting those cars to new use.

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.

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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.

Nerf Guns

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.

We have Legos in every size for the smallest child to play with to the largest child.  If you haven’t looked at Legos in a while, I bet you’ll be amazed at the options they have these days.



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.

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Gifts for boys they're going to love for a long time!

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.

You’ll also want to check out these cheap gifts that are a hit with anyone!

14 Cheap Gift Ideas Guaranteed to Be Winners. Need cheap gift ideas for your Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa, White Elephant, or whatever you call it? These gifts also work for teachers, coworkers, or anyone you want to show some appreciation to (without going into debt). Some different ideas here.

What great gift idea for a boy did I miss?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!


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Gifts for Little Boys He'll Love This Year
You want gifts for little boys they'll love even after the box is thrown away. Every gift on this list is kid tested and approved.