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Top Christmas Gifts for Little Boys

Updated on March 14, 2016
Gifts for Little Boys
Gifts for Little Boys | Source

Christmas Gifts to Charm Your Little Boys

Little boys often like different things from little girls. They certainly will not appreciate dolls. We used to threaten our two grandchildren with gifts of Barbie. What do little boys really like for gifts? What will be the hard to get gift this 2016?

During Christmas, every day at school or out with friends, the kids are talking each other up to outrageous expectations and believe me, you will feel the heat. Explaining financial inconvenience doesn't work because Santa funds the whole enchilada, so grit your teeth and grasp the nettle! But Christmas is different from these many other occasions.

Mind you, there is no need to break the bank. There are many choices to make your boys happy. You can also get gifts at auctions if you really have to get some of those expensive items. But maybe, this is exactly the moment to share some values with your boys. Often, we are the ones who really feel sad for them but they also just want us to enjoy with them.

If you don't have a single clue on what your boy expects to receive this year, here are gift ideas that are sure to delight him.

Gifts to Delight Little Boys

Little Boy ready for opening of gifts.
Little Boy ready for opening of gifts. | Source

1. E-Tablet: A Perfect Gift for Little Boys

Little Boys Want to Show what they can do

Yes, at this age, little boys are super curious. They have a thousand questions which they pursue relentlessly that often, you run out of answers. So, to encourage this and to give yourself some peace, get them their own tablet.

If you've watched Christmas story, you know what little boys in the past got excited about. Today, though, that has already changed. I think that little boys now want to have their own tablets. They want to feel one of the adult crowd.

They all hope for iPads of their own but for the little ones, it is better to get them a tablet tailored for their age. what is good is, there are plenty of programs you can choose from, just for their age level.

A Little Boy's Laptop

Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (Previous Generation - 5th)
Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (Previous Generation - 5th)

In our technology driven world, go can't go wrong giving tablets for little boys.You can give them their own tablet or they'll be messing with your own. Some do give their little boys iPad but you can start with the more kid friendly options.

Popular brands include Fire, Leap Frog, Nabi Android for Kids and PlayBase for Kids. These tablets are parents and children friendly. They allow little boys to access educational sites like books and educational tools. Similarly, they can watch TV shows and movies on high resolutions and access to music and games which are all child friendly.

This Fire Kids Edition is ideal for little boys aged 4-8 years old. Like the adult's tablets, it has battery life which allows a maximum of five hours worth of use. More importantly, most of these tablets have lock out password that bars access to regular websites.

Yes, nowadays, when almost everyone in the family are on their tablets no little boy wants to be deprived of the experience. If you don't get them one, they will be out there trying to grab your attention or at your back looking at what you have on your screen. So get your little boy one of these and make him have fun, too.

Why this Fire Kids Edition? Well, some of the features you will like is the screen time limit so you can engage them not just in their usual favourite games or movies but other educational programs as well. With 8 gigabyte of internal storage, you can access educational sites and download the programs you want your kid to view.

And when you travel, battery life can sustain 8 hours of viewing.


Educational Programs for Tablets

Remember, there are many educational programs tailored for particular age levels that you can get little boys if they already have their tablets. Consider accessories as well to enhance their tablet experience.

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2. Enhance your little boys' imagination

As years go on, your little boys will no longer be little so memories of their Christmases are so important. Don't forget to take pictures in the excitement of opening gifts. One of our best Christmas memories is that of our first grandson getting out of his room and looking at all the presents under the Christmas tree. I wish I had recorded this.

But what is even better is to start them collecting their own memories. At this age, they just brim with imaginative ideas so start them learning skills to home in their creativity. Give them a camera they can handle and start them taking pictures of what they like. Both of you can take a look at his pictures and enjoy his accomplishments. Remember, at this age, achieving something is crucial to their development.

Cameras for Little Boys

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX - Special Edition - Red Flame with Bonus Royal Blue Wristband
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX - Special Edition - Red Flame with Bonus Royal Blue Wristband

This gift will give your little boy not just a camera but a cool watch he will be proud to wear. He can also learn to tell time with this gift. What more, he can take pictures and videos with this watch, lots of those given these features: feature camera with photo effects, video camera, voice recorder with voice-changing effects and touch screen. They can upload photos and videos using the USB cable. There is end to fun for your little boys with this watch as it also includes 3 fun activities, 5 games, 3 action challenges and a motion sensor. The strap can also be changed.

Intended for little boys aged 4-9, this VTech Kidzoom Smartwatch also allows kids to download more games from the Learning Lodge. And there's more. There is an alarm, timer, and stopwatch they can learn to use. Also, a calculator to allow the kids to do simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Then, a calendar. So many features for kids to enjoy. Runs on a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.


3. Construction Toys for Little Boys

Construction toys or building toys are perhaps the most popular Christmas gifts for little boys ever and they are still played with years after the current fashion heroes toys are last year's bad dreams. They're also known as developmental and educational toys and at the same time highly enjoyable for little boys of all ages including fathers who can get into the sandbox or beach and really shift dirt.

There is a wide selection of construction toys to choose from. There are building blocks and adventure sets with chutes and hoppers. There are also construction toys which are expendables and with remote and radio control units. There are 3D wooden puzzles to recreate dinosaurs and other animals. These toys can be built and rebuilt by the little guys. They can develop their own amusement parks or train stations among many others.

These kinds of toys will help them increase their creativity, problem solving skills, eye and hand coordination and oftentimes, their basic math skills. You can choose from popular brands like Lego, Fisher Price, Bruders, Playmobil, Matchitecture, Mega Blocks and BC Banes. Or get a few serious boxes and work with him building a real castle or fort. Throw in some magic markers and you have a do-it-yourself "Game of Thrones"

Best Choice for Construction Toys

LEGO Ultimate Building Set - 405 Pieces (6166) (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Ultimate Building Set - 405 Pieces (6166) (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Yes, start them doing things. You are building skills that they will need in life. Not just skills but attitudes as well. Choose ones that will spur their creativity, enable them to practice certain motor skills not just be entertained.


Action Figures for Little Boys

Christmas for Little Boys
Christmas for Little Boys | Source

4. Popular Action Figures

Action figures are always popular with the boys. Captain America, Spider Man, Iron Man, Batman, Superman and more. They stand for the long-established masculine traits which are closely connected with public ideas of heroism and strength.. These plastic make believes come from popular movie, video game, TV or comic book characters. They come individually or in bundles and with accessories.

The most popular action figures include Marvel comics' staple like Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor and X-Men. Meanwhile DC comics' famous action figures include the iconic Superman and Batman as well as the nearly famous Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Aquaman among others. Star Wars, Star Trek, Transformers and G.I. Joe action figures are also excellent choices. But remember, these things often have extensive kits and buying the figure is just the first step.

Here's a set of Action Figures for Little Boys - Get what little boys can appreciate

LEGO Star Wars 75049 Snowspeeder Building Toy (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Star Wars 75049 Snowspeeder Building Toy (Discontinued by manufacturer)

The frenzy for Star Wars is here and this is something little boys would love to get this Christmas. This box contains mini figures of Luke Skywalker, Dak Ralter and a Snow trooper with their weapons.They will have fun building this and recreate the battle of Hoth.


5. Lego Minecraft- The Village

LEGO Minecraft Micro World The Village 21105 (Discontinued by manufacturer)
LEGO Minecraft Micro World The Village 21105 (Discontinued by manufacturer)

Here's a gift that will bring sparkle to faces of little boys. Just the mention of Lego Minecraft, the little boys start sizing up how much you know and with a naughty smile on their faces, start asking you questions until you find out more about their favourite toys. You can't go wrong starting them on this collection. Books go with this as well so get them started and as they grow up, build up their collection as well.


6. Spooner Boards

Little boys need to know what to do with their extra energy that seems to just be overflowing at these early stages. They also need to learn how to have balance, improve their coordination, and enhance their motor skills. What better gift than spooner boards to provide them these learning opportunities. They will surely have fun with these.

What was the best gift you've ever given little boys?

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    • Keisha Hunter profile image

      Keisha Hunter 2 years ago from Paradise and then some

      Its always good to have gift ideas for boys. Great hub.

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      ideadesigns 2 years ago

      Good ideas!

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      So many cute ideas.