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Christmas Gifts for Boys Age 4

Updated on December 1, 2013

What My Own 4-Year-Old and His Friend Want for Christmas

OK. This is a subject, and gifting opportunity, that I know about! My son is 4 and I know exactly what he, and his best friend, want for Christmas this year! And yes, this is a real 2013 list.

I am sure that it is going to be pretty close to what you can expect all 4-yr-old boys to wish to receive this holiday season. Mostly, it centers around Thomas the Tank Engine and Cars. Although my son is still mostly a train boy. He has adored Thomas since he was barely able to walk. Here he is in his Thomas pajamas (that are way too small, but they don't make them tall enough for him anymore!) and his favorite engine of all. This is my life, stepping on trains, tracks and pieces and hurting my foot or ankle on a daily basis.

Buying for boys is usually considered hard to do. But really, it is super easy. Thinks trains, cars and yes, even Doggie Doo. Just think boy stuff and you will do great! Even if it is not on their list, if it has to do with Cars or Cars 2, Disney Planes, or even trains (in my case, especially trains), you will be a holiday hero!

Christmas Gifts for Little Boys - Mine is 4 years old

Here are some of the things my son and his friend would love to receive. My son is 4 and his friend is 5.

Thomas the Train: TrackMaster Castle Quest Set
Thomas the Train: TrackMaster Castle Quest Set

This is a best-seller in toys right now for a reason. Castle Quest is one of the newer sets available and boys want it!

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Steam 'n Speed R/C Thomas
Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Steam 'n Speed R/C Thomas

My son wants this one as well. It is remote controlled and actually produces steam. This is so exciting to him.

Fisher-Price Disney/Pixar Cars 2 Spiral Speedway Grand Prix
Fisher-Price Disney/Pixar Cars 2 Spiral Speedway Grand Prix

There is a good chance my son will receive this as it is not a spread out set. It kind of goes up. With too many tracks spread it, it can become a hassle. That is the beauty of this gift.


Yes, He Wants Doggie Doo!!

And no, I don't think he is going to get it. Not for any moral reason or stance against poo. But just because I think it is gross and with all of the other things I am going to get him, he probably won't remember. But I had to add it. It is definitely firmly on his wish list.

Doggie Doo -- The Famous Dog Poop Game
Doggie Doo -- The Famous Dog Poop Game

Yes, they DO want this. At least the younger boys in my own life do.


Some Tips if You Are Gifting for a Child That Doesn't Live With You

Just some tips. I know most of you will already know these. But not too long ago (ok...very long ago), I was a childless aunt. I was THAT aunt. The one who bought toys with little pieces. And yes, the one who bought Play-Doh. I now understand that that was just not cool. NEVER be the aunt who brings in the Play-Doh!

1. If you are buying a set or toy with small pieces, get a plastic container that will fit all of the parts to keep everything out of the way when it is not being played with and everything together.

2. As covered above, never bring in Play-Doh. It gets in the carpet and everywhere. And is so hard to get out.

3. Double-check that the main gifts are not going to be duplicates. Adults understand this can happen. Kids have a harder time. My own son would want to keep both of the same toys, which would drive me nuts.

4. Super huge tracks need a place out of the way of the walking path in the house. And out of the nicer rooms. Make sure there is a place to fit what you are bringing.

These are just some basic things I can think of off the top of my head. If you can think of some others, be sure to add them in comments!

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