With a flood of kid-focused options hitting the market every day, it’s hard for Santa to pick out all of the best gifts for boys! Recent research from Michigan State University indicates sensory childhood play can actually make little minds grow to big, healthy, and bright creative factories, so we narrowed our list of the best Xmas gifts for boys down to everything that will make kiddos of all ages and stages get their creative cognition going.
Read on for our favorite Christmas gift ideas for boys in 2019!
Their best art comes to life (and not on your walls)
If your budding artist’s biggest goals including taking his art into the the third dimension, consider the 3Doodler Printing Pen one of the best gifts for boys loaded with natural creativity. It’s the natural stepping stone between his sketches and wildest toy fantasies, helping him create three dimensional toys and displays with the flick of his wrist. You’ve both been waiting for him to graduate from the finger painting stage, and this gift sparks all his joy with about 99% less risk of ruining your new white rug.
Designed specifically for elementary school-age kids
If you’re already rolling your eyes about the amount of screen time your nuggets get, trust us, we get it — but this is different. Really. The Tanoshi 2-in-1 Computer laptop makes little kids feel big, worthy, and able while helping you feel secure and safe with the level of access they have to everything scary and weird. It’s one of the best gifts for boys ages six through 12 because it satisfies all their most incessant urges for digital games, a home screen overflowing with apps, feeling more mature than they actually are, and technology with learning potential. If he’s musically-inclined (or you’re just always nagging about practice time), make sure the Yousician app is his most-visited so computer time becomes a fun way to fit in daily guitar and piano lessons.
Nearly a foot tall and endlessly fun
You’ve already purchased every single one of the best Toy Story toys on his list, so the natural progression is a foray into an obsession with Bumblebee, every little kid’s hero from Transformers. This 10.5″ tall Bumblebee robot is big enough to make them scream, small enough to toss in their toy bin, and rests on a “powerful core made of Energon.” Phew. But seriously, spin his chest and he charges up… how’s that for setting an unrealistic beauty standard we’re all jealous of?
We all need some space, kid
This adorable Lands’ End sleeping bag is a functional must-have gift for boys known to ask for sleepovers and overnight summer camp experiences. Aside from the practical warm fleece inner lining, the outer space vibe encourages an early appreciation of both the sciences and puns, and that’s valuable for everyone on this Earth. If you’re sending him off to sleepaway camp, remember to pack loads of kid-safe sunscreen too.
He’s about to live his dreams
If the combination of Spiderman, a real motor, and the ability to drive without Mom doing the steering makes him drool beyond his usual, this ride-on ATV is one of the best gifts for boys under 7 (or about 90 pounds). Just make sure your phone is charged enough to take video and he’s wearing a helmet. You’re truly the coolest mom ever.
I can see clearly now the brain is on
Scoop up a few of these little-kid friendly binoculars (aptly called Kidnoculars) if he’s into backyard adventures, discovering natural wonders, or simply losing his stuff all the time. They’re built with easy-to-hold handles for little kids and also offer audio amplification so his other favorite excuse, “I didn’t hear that,” is also rendered invalid.
Budding zoologists will scream with delight
If dissection is his main hobby and he finds himself using last night’s roasted chicken dinner as a biology lesson, this in-depth look at owl pellets is the grossly unexpected best gift ever. If you’re easily nauseated, look away and scoop up something more athletic — but if you’re raising a future scientist, click the “buy it now” button and don’t look back.
Locked and loaded for fun.
This blaster features the fastest blasting Nerf Rival system, so rev up the motor and rapid-fire up to 8 rounds per second! Wow, that sounds like a lot of Nerf pellets to pick up off the floor, doesn’t it? As long as they’re not aiming at your butt, right?