Not sure about what to get your sons, nephews, and friends for Christmas? Fret not, because finding the Best Toys for Boys for Christmas 2018 is not as daunting as it sounds. The interests of boys tend to gravitate towards these 10 categories, and once you read them you’ll find that it’s actually not that difficult to pinpoint what boys will love. So if you’re planning to jumpstart that Christmas list, look no further and check out our suggestions below. This is a list of toys for boys of all ages. We also have a separate list of toys for boys of a specific page. You can find a list for boys of ages: 1-2, 3,4,5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12, and teenagers.
Action figures and little (or big!) boys have always gone together, because it awakens their imagination. They could launch these action figures into battle or all sorts of adventures in worlds of their own creation. Whether these are superheroes or characters from popular television series or movies, action figures are always a good gift to give.
When giving action figures as a gift, it’s always good to check the quality and authenticity of the details. It’s also ideal if you give an action figure of something that you know the boy loves – or an addition to a certain collection. Some boys are avid collectors, so something that they can add to their current set of action figures is definitely a gift that will be welcomed with enthusiasm.
Funko POP Game of Thrones GOT Jon Snow Action Figure
Last update on 2019-01-22 at 07:55 (Details)
As Game of Thrones continues to keep everyone at the edge of their seats, Jon Snow has become one of the most beloved male characters in the whole of Westeros. Also, it looks like he’s the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, so there’s no better time to get a special stylized Jon Snow POP vinyl figure but now. Standing at 3.75 inches tall, this collectible has all the cute features of POP vinyl figures but also a lot of detail that any Game of Thrones will recognize. From his signature beard to his sword, this action figure is a cool addition to any collection.
Marvel Spider-Man Titan Hero Series Spider-Man Figure
Last update on 2019-03-01 at 07:30 (Details)
Spider-Man is one of the most iconic characters in history, as far as superheroes go. There’s a recent resurgence to his popularity, thanks to the new Spider-Man: Homecoming movie. This action figure is a great gift to any superhero fan, and the great thing about it is that it comes with very detailed features. Standing at 12 inches, this is not flimsy at all, and is actually a pretty good size as far as action figures are concerned. This is cool enough as a standalone gift, but it’s also quite a handsome addition to any superhero or action figure collection.
Transformers: The Last Knight – Knight Armor Turbo Changer Bumblebee
Last update on 2018-12-30 at 03:24 (Details)
Seeing a Chevrolet Camaro transform into a Knit Armor Turbo Charger Bumblebee robot is a joy that’s unique to Transformers action figures. This new version that you could get as a gift this Christmas comes from the latest movie, and it even features the knight armor power up. Even if Bumblebee is a classic character, this version is pretty unique because it contains all the amazing detailing from the latest movie, so fans will surely find this exciting. The entire transformation also happens just in two simple steps, so it’s definitely not rocket science. The figure also stands at 6 feet tall.
It’s safe to say that anything with wheels and glides from Point A to Point B will most likely excite boys who crave for speed and adventure. Even as toddlers, little boys and toy vehicles somehow just go together, and this doesn’t change as they grow older. From cars and buses to trains and other vehicles, as long as something has wheels it’s bound to be a pretty cool gift for boys.
The great thing about toy vehicles is that they help develop motor skills, because boys will always want to make those vehicles move. As they move the vehicles around and come up with destinations and scenarios, they’re having fun and using their creativity at the same time.
Hot Wheels Exclusive Decoration Gift Pack, 9-Piece
Last update on 2019-03-01 at 07:21 (Details)
Die-cast Hot Wheels cars are a classic, and they form a staple in every boy’s childhood. This Hot Wheels gift pack is a great gift option because you’re giving not just 1 but 9 die-cast hot wheels cars in the classic 1:64 scale. This pack of 9 cars includes 1 decoration car that’s exclusive and can’t be found anywhere else. Now boys love collecting toy cars, and this gift will instantly add 9 to their collection. That said, you can’t really control the designs that you’ll get in a certain box, and that’s part of the fun!
Classical Locomotive Battery Operated Bump and Go Toy Train w/ Smoking Action
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The actual trains that kids ride on these days are nothing like the classic locomotives of the yesteryears. Thanks to this battery-operated toy, everyone gets to relive that magic. Approximately 10 ½ inches long, this vehicle comes with all the beautiful details of a classic locomotive. But what makes it so cool is it’s battery-operated, so making it move won’t be a problem. It has the ability to ‘Bump and Go’, which means it will change its direction as soon as it bumps into something. It also produces 4 kinds of train sounds, has a working headlight, and even emits smoke.
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset
Last update on 2019-02-26 at 12:35 (Details)
The Cars 3 movie renewed everyone’s love for cars – especially little boys everywhere. This play set is inspired by the latest Disney/Pixar Cars movie, and it’s a Traveling Mack vehicle that boys can push around and play with. This set includes two service vehicles, Luigi and Guido. However, the great thing about it is the interior play area actually fits up to four vehicles, and you can buy even more Cars vehicles to go along with it and complete the picture. But as it is, this one’s a really cool gift option for fans of Cars (the movie) and cars in general.
Toy Play Sets
Play sets are popular options because there’s so much in there to explore – figurines, accessories, and other things that bring any set to life. Play sets come in a wide variety of themes, so they really help with bringing out a child’s imaginative side. Play sets also give much value for money, because the set works as a whole but each individual piece is a toy in itself that can last for years.
Picking the kind of play set is up to you of course, but educational play sets are especially popular. Toy play sets make learning fun and exciting, as opposed to drab and boring. What’s important is to pick a play set that is related to a child’s interests – whether that’s science, vehicles, animals, or so many more.
VTech Drill and Learn Toolbox
Last update on 2019-03-03 at 00:18 (Details)
It’s never too early to teach little boys about the basics of tools and the power they can do with them. The VTech Drill and Learn Toolbox teaches them all the basics while making it fun at the same time. The toolbox contains a working toy drill, wrench, hammer, screws, nails, and an electronic fix-it tray. With buttons that light up and tools that are great for imaginative play, they can pretend to make repairs and learn about numbers and colors at the same time. Kids also get to hear the toolbox also plays fun songs while they’re at it.
Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit
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An educational play set that’s sure to tickle any child’s love for science, the Scientific Explorer Mind Blowing Science Kit is another great gift option. It’s a 20-piece, 11-activity kit that has fully represents STEM principles – so the little explorer gets a little bit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math all in one kit. Everything that’s needed for those exciting experiments can be found all in one box – from test tubes and plastic cups to baking soda and red cabbage powder. This is recommended for kids aged 6 and older, but adults are encouraged to supervise and join in on the fun.
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set
Last update on 2019-02-06 at 21:18 (Details)
A play set that consists of 19 pieces, this helps kids learn practical life skills, fine motor skills, and at the same time it familiarizes them with what doctors do. This includes everything they’d need to play doctor – from a stethoscope with realistic sounds to bandages, a thermometer, forceps, and even battery operated cell phone. The play set facilitates imagination and role playing by equipping them with everything they need to act out being a doctor to their peers as well as to their pets or even their stuffed toys. In a sense it also brings out their concern and empathy for others.
Remote Control Toys
The popularity of remote control toys has not faded no matter how much time passes. It probably has something to do with the ability to control an object with the little controller on your hand – whether that’s a helicopter or a racecar. And you don’t even have to wait for kids to grow up before they can appreciate remote control toys. When boys are younger, their remote control toys come fully assembled and with simple controls. When they’re a bit older, sometimes they need to do the assembly themselves.
Remote control toys are great for developing hand eye coordination and other important motor skills, and it also helps create a foster of friendly competition as they take their toys for races with their friends.
Cartoon R/C Race Car Radio Control Toy for Toddlers by Liberty Imports
Last update on 2019-07-13 at 09:55 (Details)
This lighting fast Cartoon R/C police racecar is made especially for toddlers, and it comes complete with music, flashing headlights, and a honking sound. The remote controller is shaped like a steering wheel, so boys will have the time of their lives trying to drive this thing around. The controls are pretty straightforward – there are only two channels (forward, reverse/left), and the driver action figure is also completely removable so they can really have loads of fun with it and pretend that they’re going after the bad guys. Made with safe, high quality ABS plastic, this is a great way to get little kids started with remote control toys.
1/14 Scale Ferrari La Ferrari Radio Remote Control Model Car
Last update on 2019-03-21 at 02:33 (Details)
This 1/14 scale Ferrari remote control car is something that all racing fans will surely go loco over. It’s radio controlled and fully functional in all directions – from forward and reverse to left, right, and stop. The doors can be opened, it has an all-independent spring suspension system, and you even get working headlights and rear lights. The detailing in this R/C car is pretty amazing, from the interiors to the exteriors, so it’s great as a remote control car but also as a collectible. It also comes fully assembled and ready to go – all you need to do is pop in the batteries.
Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Radio Control Vehicle
Last update on 2019-03-30 at 21:13 (Details)
If you want to give a more outdoorsy type of R/C vehicle, the Maisto Rock Crawler is the best option that will make all your rugged dreams come true. You get articulated front and rear suspension, so going off road is not a big deal. This one’s also made with TPTE tires for the ultimate grip, and you get two motors as well as low gearing to help you maneuver it across multiple terrains. Lastly, this comes with a tri-channel transmitter, so as many as three boys can play simultaneously with their other Maisto R/C vehicles.
Forts & Play Tents
No matter how young they are or how old they eventually become, boys will always enjoy playing with their friends and having a secret hiding place. It’s always great for them to have a fort to actually imagine as their secret headquarters or whatever they want it to be. This boosts their imaginative, role-playing, and storytelling skills, and just gives them a private place that they can be proud of and call their own.
Forts and play tents come in all shapes, forms, and sizes. You can go for an indoor one that’s especially helpful when the weather is not all that great to play outside, or you can get a weatherproof one that can sit on your terrace or backyard. Sky’s the limit!
Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber Play Center
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This geometric Dome Climber by Lifetimes serves two purposes. For one, it’s a dome that can serve as a secret fort, but it’s also really designed to be a play center that kids can climb on. This makes it ideal for action-loving boys, and it’s big enough to be shared with their friends. When assembled, it goes as high as 5 feet and as wide as 10 feet in diameter. It’s made of high-density polyethylene grips and powder-coated steel that’s rust and weather resistant. Thanks to this strong and heavy-duty construction, it can take a total weight capacity of 600 lbs.
Schylling UV Play Shade, SPF 50+, Ultra portable
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Designed for the outdoors, this portable play shade from Schylling is a great option because of the SPF 50+ protection that it offers. So no matter how many hours children stay in this fort outdoors, they get protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Another feature that makes this stand out is that it pops up in seconds. No cumbersome assembly required, because whether you’re setting this up in your backyard or going to the beach, multiple toddlers can use it in a jiffy. The tent goes up to 31 inches high, is 39 inches deep, and 51 inches wide.
Extra Duty Canopy
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Swing-N-Slide’s Extra Duty Canopy is another great option for boys who love setting up forts in the outdoors. The canopy is 43” x 90” in size, and there is some assembly required but all the mounting hardware and instructions are included for ease of use. It can be made into a separate fort or if there’s an existing wooden swing set, it can be easily mounted onto one, not only providing shade and protection but also adding a different layer of adventure. This very sturdy canopy is made of heavy-duty vinyl and meets or even exceeds ASTM safety standards.
Building sets are ever so popular because they enhance multiple developmental skills – from motor, cognition, and problem solving to open-ended creativity and imaginative thinking. There’s also something really exhilarating about building something ‘from scratch’ and seeing tiny pieces slowly come together as you put two and two together.
Building sets come in multiple themes and you can pick one that suits the child’s preferences. The most important thing you need to check when buying a building set though is the recommended age that manufacturers put in the box. A small boy will find something that’s intended for 14+ boys too difficult, while if it’s the other way around there’s hardly any challenge. Building set manufacturers design these depending on level of difficulty and number of pieces, so just be aware of this.
LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaurs 31058 Building Kit
Last update on 2018-12-31 at 18:17 (Details)
Recommended for boys aged 7-12, this Mighty Dinosaurs Building Kit from LEGO gives children the ability to build a ferocious dinosaur. This is perfect for young boys who love dinosaurs, and instead of simply giving them a ready-made dinosaur figure, this will challenge them to build one instead. The best thing about this though is that it’s a 3-in-1 LEGO Creator set, which means it can be built into either of three dinosaurs: a mighty and ferocious T-Rex, a terrifying Triceratops, or an amazing Pterodactyl. They can build and rebuild until they are able to try building all three models, so it will surely keep kids busy and engaged for hours.
LEGO City ATV Race Team 60148 Best Toy
Last update on 2018-12-29 at 21:24 (Details)
Recommended for boys aged 5-12, this LEGO City ATV Race Team can be given to kids who love playing with vehicles. It’s easy enough to put together, and comes with 239 pieces. You eventually get two ATVs, a pickup truck, a trailer hitch, as well as a pickup bed complete with adjustable ramp and detachable trailer. You also get two mini-figures with helmets, a spare tire, and a fuel barrel. It basically has everything boys need to simulate an ATV race, and it brings loads of fun. It’s also a great addition to existing LEGO City sets.
LEGO Super Heroes Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase 76053
Last update on 2019-03-28 at 15:44 (Details)
Recommended for boys aged 7-14, LEGO has partnered with DC Comics to bring superhero fans this Batman: Gotham City Cycle Chase set. The bat cycle measures 1” x 5” x 2”, and features large wheels with rubber tires and 2 rotating stud shooters. Harley Quinn’s bike measures 3” x 4” x 2”, and features a big front wheel with rubber tires, as well as adjustable exhausts and a hinged attachment. Of course this also comes with Batman, Harley Quinn, and Deadshot mini-figures. The weapons included are Batman’s grapple-hook gun and Batarang, Harley Quinn’s signature hammer, and Deadshot’s stud-shooking bazooka.
Scooters are a sure hit among boys of all ages, and there are many options you can choose from. Choose a model that’s suitable for the age of the child you’re giving this to, because for toddlers especially they’d need good support. Scooters are a great way to encourage boys to play in the outdoors and develop their motor skills. It also gives them the ability to cruise around the neighborhood and the park with their friends.
When picking a scooter, it’s also important to consider a child’s safety. Make sure the scooter you pick is durable, sturdy, and made with high quality materials. While you’re at it, you can also explore including a helmet and knee pads for safety.
Micro Mini Original Kick Scooter
Last update on 2019-03-28 at 07:19 (Details)
Recommended for young boys aged 3-5, this three-wheel ‘Mini Kick’ scooter has an award-winning design that allows a lean-to-steer mechanism. This means they just need to lean in and their body weight will help steer the scooter smoothly to any direction. This is a great scooter to start with for those who are much younger, because the fiberglass-reinforced deck is close to the ground and the wheels are made of high quality Polyurethane. It’s Swiss-designed so you can count on it for durability. All the parts are also completely replaceable in case you need to in the future.
Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter
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The Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter also comes with a low profile and three-wheel design, so it’s suitable for younger kids, even as young as three years old. The deck is extra wide and slip-resistant, so this adds stability. The welded steel frame is sturdy and durable, and the handlebars are padded for additional comfort. This has a weight capacity of 45 lbs, and once assembled, it stands at 19” x 5 ¼” x 9”. This is the perfect scooter to get for beginners and young boys who would like to try out scooters for the first time.
Razor A2 Kick Scooter
Last update on 2019-01-17 at 06:06 (Details)
Made with aircraft grade aluminum, this scooter is recommended for boys aged 5 and older. It’s the classic A model kick scooter but with so many more features. The best thing about this is the patented T-tube and deck design, which can be conveniently folded and carried for transport. It also comes with 98 mm inline-style urethane wheels with springless front wheel shock system, so it’s great for all those outdoor adventures boys love. The patented rear fender brake is also available for quick stops. The handlebars are adjustable but this comes up to 26½” x 13” x 34”, and there’s no assembly required.
Dress ups and role playing are classic way to build up a child’s imagination. In the world of dress up, little boys can be anything they want to be – from superheroes to firefighters to wizards and kings. A great way to foster this imagination and creativity is to give dress up themed gifts that builds their confidence and allows the to dream big and reach for the stars. Dress Up sets can come as the simplest costumes or as a full set complete with accessories. The important thing is for you to find a set that is in line with his interests.
RioRand Comics Cartoon Dress Up Costumes 5 Satin Capes with Felt Masks
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Why choose a favorite among the best superheroes when this set can give you access to all? With this set of dress up capes complete with masks, boys can easily become their chosen favorite popular superhero – whether that’s Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America, or Flash. The cape is approximately 27” x 27”, and the felt mask measures around 6 ½” x 3-4 ½”. It’s a great Christmas present because it’s a 5-in1 set, and kids can be one superhero today and another tomorrow. It can even be hung in his bedroom as décor when it’s not being worn.
Harry Potter Gryffindor Tie Costume Accessory for Halloween
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This cute little Harry Potter tie is the perfect gift for boys who want to channel their inner wizard. The burgundy and gold is just the right color and style for the House of Gryffindor, so it fits well with any Harry Potter costume. In fact, if you want to take it up a notch and complete the whole costume set as a gift, you can purchase Harry Potter’s glasses and coat separately. Now all your boy needs is a wand, and he’ll be ready to say those spells and enter the magical world of Harry Potter.
Melissa & Doug Fire Chief Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set
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This dress-up set by Melissa & Doug has practically everything your child needs to play the part of a Fire Chief. Aside from the machine washable fireman’s jacket complete with reusable nametag, helmet and badge, this also comes with a fire extinguisher and a bull horn that can produce the right sound effects. The detailing in this costume is pretty remarkable, including the built-in utility belt and reflective material in the jacket. Also, thanks to the Melissa & Doug trademark quality, it’s clear that they’re made of durable materials that will last a long time.
Sports balls are extremely popular gifts matter how old the boy is. That’s because playing sports is really a big part of any boy’s childhood. Not only do these balls help develop motor skills, they also teach them many values that you learn when you play sports – teamwork, cooperation, and winning. It fosters their competitive spirit and encourages them to go outdoors, get physical, and play ball with their friends.
Now there are different kinds of sports that require balls, and while many kids play multiple sports, it’s also best if you get a ball for a sport that the child is really interested in. You can pick popular sports to be safe like basketball and soccer, but no one’s stopping you from buying a volleyball, a baseball, or even a tennis ball.
Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set – 3 Ball
Last update on 2019-01-23 at 18:35 (Details)
It’s never too early to start the love for basketball, and this Little Tikes Easy Score Basketball Set is the perfect way to do it. This comes with three balls that are just the right size for tiny hands, so anyone who’s 1 ½ to 5 years old will definiteliy enjoy this. This also comes complete with an oversized rim and base, so the child can practice shooting the ball wherever you choose to set it up. This could be in your backyard, front yard, terrace, or anywhere else you see fit.
SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ Ball. 18”x12” Shatterproof Backboard
Last update on 2019-03-20 at 05:14 (Details)
For older kids, you can also get this pro mini indoor hoop complete with a shatterproof 23” x 16” backboard, a heavy-duty 8-loop net, and of course a 5.5” pro mini basketball. The breakaway steel rim comes with a 9 ½” diameter, so you can practice dunking and the spring instantly bounces it back in place. You don’t have to worry about setting it up either, because it comes with included door mounts and all the tools you need. Another great thing about this is that it’s designed to be durable, so the quality is not at all flimsy and boys can really have the time of their lives with this one.
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball
Last update on 2019-01-18 at 18:37 (Details)
Soccer is a great game that boys of all ages truly enjoy. Built with a durable synthetic leather cover and a 32-panel machine-sewn construction, this traditional soccer ball by Wilson is a sure hit among soccer fans. Its butyl rubber bladder helps retain the ball’s shape no matter how many times it is kicked around, and of course the classic black and white panel design makes it perfect for any soccer match. Whether that’s just a few kicks in the backyard or park, or a real soccer match in the street or pitch, this is certainly a gift for the ages.
No toy list will be complete without kids’ electronics, which brings well-loved toys right into the future. Kids these days are digital natives, and that means as soon as they can hold a phone or a laptop or tablet, they’ll most likely know what to do with it. Kids’ electronics are therefore great types of gifts to give kids – because they tend to target multiple items in the developmental checklist. It’s never too early to start either, because there are kids’ electronics designed even for toddlers, to teach them the most fundamental of their learning blocks.
From handheld toys to interactive devices that light up or produce all kinds of sounds, there are so many types of electronics that boys can have great fun with. These high-tech toys have been designed to give a one-of-a-kind experience that children will enjoy, so just pick something that’s aligned with their interests.
VTech Click and Count Remote
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Boys don’t have to be grown up to access the most exciting electronic toys, and this Click and Count Remote by VTech is proof. Basically, this is a remote control that can play over 45 sounds – from phrases and melodies to sing-along songs and sound effects. There are 10 colorful buttons and 9 channels for toddlers to play around with, and this helps them master concepts like numbers, colors, and shapes. Of course it helps that this toy looks like their version of the remote mommy and daddy have, so it keeps them occupied.
Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Discovery Kit
Last update on 2019-01-20 at 06:16 (Details)
Elenco has built perhaps the ultimate kit for discovering the joy of electronics – with over 75 projects that help teach concepts like magnetism and electricity. This kit comes with 40+ parts, including items like an electromagnet, a fan, a meter, a motor, some switches and lamps, electrodes, and even a compass. Unlike other difficult kits, this doesn’t require any kind of soldering or working with complicated tools. The real circuit components simply snap together, but each project is so challenging and engaging that the kids will absolutely love it. This is recommended for kids aged 8-15 years old.
Click N’ Play Gigantic Keyboard Play Mat
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Music lovers will enjoy this unique Click N’ Play gigantic keyboard mat, which is basically a 24-key, touch-sensitive piano mat that kids can actually step on to play. Made of heavy-duty vinyl, this spreads out to as big as 70” x 29”. Kids can choose from the sound of 8 musical instruments: piano, guitar, violin, trumpet, clarinet, banjo, saxophone, and xylophone. They also get the choice among 4 modes: play, record, playback, and demo. You only need to buy 4 AA batteries to activate this, and it’s safe enough to be used by kids from 12 months to 10 years of age.
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