There are sooooo many options when it comes to the best Christmas presents for boys! There are brilliant educational toys, puzzles and kits that will keep them entertained for hours, all the latest gadgets and sporting gear to get them outdoors.
No doubt you’re reading this article because you’re searching for some cool Christmas gifts for boys. Perhaps you’re after Christmas presents for your own son, a nephew or a family friend. No matter who it is, if you’re after Christmas present ideas for boys, you’re in the right place.
In this guide, we cover a range of top Christmas presents boys will love! We cover all ages and budgets, so whether you’re after the best Christmas gifts for 5 year old boy or the best Christmas gifts for 10 year old boy (or even Christmas gifts for 12 year old boy) – you’ll find it in this guide.
We even show you where you can buy the gifts right now – online! You won’t even need to leave home to get it.
After reading these Christmas gift ideas for boys, you’ll be well on your way to buying the perfect gift for the special lad in your life.
26 of the best Christmas presents for boys
In this good Christmas presents for boys guide, we’ve broken the gifts into age categories. So we have the best Christmas presents for baby boy and toddlers, followed by the best Christmas gifts for little boys, then the best Christmas gifts for preteen boys and lastly, the best Christmas presents for teen boys.
The various age categories are a guide only and many of the gifts would make good Christmas gifts for boys of all ages. So I recommend you read the entire guide and all the ideas for Christmas presents for boys before making a final decision about what to buy.
Best Christmas presents for baby boy and toddlers
Below are our suggestions for the best toddler and baby boy Christmas gift ideas.
Lamaze Clip toys
If you’re a parent yourself, you’ll know exactly the toys I’m talking about. These Lamaze clip toys are brilliant and are perfect if you’re looking for Christmas presents for a baby boy.
Lamaze toys are created in conjunction with child development experts to combine both play and learning. They are made with bright colours, friendly faces, crinkly fabrics and various textures to encourage bubs to explore and learn independently.
Plus, being attached to a clip, these toys are perfect for a range of situations. You can attach them to strollers, bouncers, high chairs or just let the baby hold them while at home.
Activity centres are also perfect baby boy Christmas gifts as they provide somewhere safe for bubs to learn and be entertained independently.
There are a range of baby activity centres on the market, all providing baby the ability to explore textures, movements, sights and sounds. They are perfect for little ones to work on their fine motor skills such as racing, grabbing, shaking and pinching.
Some activity centres provide bubs with a place to sit in, others are a simple play mat, or you can have ones that the baby sits next to while they play with the activity centre. This means that no matter what your budget you can find the perfect activity centre.
As little bubs start to crawl and then walk, a balance bike makes one of the perfect Christmas presents for toddler boy. Balance bikes are particularly ideal if you’re looking for Christmas presents for 1 year old boy or Christmas presents for 2 year old boy.
Balance bikes are great for toddlers. They not only get them ready for riding a traditional bike in the future, but they also assist them in building up their strength by getting them to use their arms and legs while moving forward. This helps with their motor skills, coordination and agility.
One of the top ten Christmas presents for boys that are toddlers would have to be building blocks. I mean, building blocks are always a hit. Toddlers can be entertained for hours while they build and stack blocks. Not only are blocks entertaining, but they also help little ones with their motor skills and problem-solving skills.
The good thing about building blocks for toddlers is they don’t need to be over complicated; in fact, the simpler, the better. This means they are usually a cheap Christmas present option too!
If you’re after the best Christmas gifts for 3 year old boy or above – you really can’t go wrong with a set of building blocks.
Toy trucks and cars
All little boys love trucks and cars that they roll, race and crash! Big or small, it doesn’t matter trucks and cars make great Christmas presents for boys.
While little boys are racing around their trucks and cars, they’re also improving their gross and fine motor skills and enhancing their understanding of STEM concepts. Think about it; kids learn how things move, how fast or slow they go depending on how much pressure they apply.
Usually, little boys are role playing when they play with their cars and trucks, so they are also developing their social and communication skills too.
There is a wide variety of trucks and cars on the market too. You can get simple cars if you’re after a Christmas gift for 1 year old boy or looking for the best Christmas presents for 5 year old boy; why not consider a racing car kit that they have to put together themselves before they get to play with it.
Play-Doh and Play-Doh kits
If you’re after Christmas presents boys will love – you can’t go wrong with Play-Doh! Play-Doh is the perfect gift and it’s ideal no matter what your budget – perfect if you’re after cheap Christmas presents for boys or you can get bigger kits if you’re willing to splurge a little.
There are so many great Play-Doh kits on the market. You can grab some super cool ones such as baking kits, ice cream sets, dentist kits, trucks and more. You can even just grab a few cheap tools and cookie cutters and your little one will be happy for hours.
Play-Doh is usually recommended for toddlers 3+, so perfect if you’re after the best Christmas presents for 3 year old boy or similar age.
Water play table
As soon as your little one can stand, one of the top 10 Christmas presents for boys would have to be a water play table. Water play tables are such great ideas for boys for Christmas, particularly boys that enjoy playing outdoors. They allow them to get outside and experiment with water and quite often the tables have a spot for sand.
Like most toys for toddlers, water play tables not only provide hours of fun for the kids; they also help with their development, such as hand eye coordination and scientific thinking.
There is a range of different water play tables on the market. Some come with features such as strainers, pieces to make a water maze, and water wheels, among other things, while others are more basic and allow your child to use their own toys with the table. You can also get ones with canopies on the top to provide shade.
As you can see, water play tables are brilliant for little developing minds and are perfect if you’re after the best Christmas gifts for 2 year old boy or anywhere up to around age 5.
If you are looking for gorgeous Christmas outfits for babies, you must look over our cute gift guide.
Best Christmas presents for little boys
Below are our suggestions for the best Christmas presents for little boys.
Standing the test of time, the joy that young boys get from burning off their energy on a trampoline cannot be beaten! This is a Xmas present that will last for their whole childhood, helping to get them outside into the fresh air all year round. Trampolines like those from Jumpflex have been designed for young children and built from the ground up for safety, durability and fun. All their trampolines offer a lifetime warranty across all parts, making sure that this is one present that will keep young boys happy for years to come!
LEGO never goes out of fashion and is still one of the very best Christmas presents for young boys. In fact, LEGO has really evolved over the years and whether you’re looking for Christmas presents for 4 year old boy or Christmas gift ideas for 10 year old boy, you’ll be able to find the perfect LEGO kit.
Of course, there is LEGO DUPLO for the tiny tots, and then for the older boys, the choices are endless. There is Star Wars LEGO, Harry Potter LEGO, Marvel LEGO and more. You’ve got your simple sets that take an hour or so to piece together, right up to sets that will take days, if not weeks, to assemble.
No matter the age, you really can’t go wrong with a LEGO set. Whether you’re after the best Christmas gifts for 6 year old boy, the best Christmas presents for 8 year old boy or some other similar age; there will be the perfect LEGO set they’ll just love.
Sticker books might be cheap and simple, but they will provide little guys with hours of fun! Some sticker books even come with a few other activities or some colouring in, so it really is something that will keep the little ones occupied for hours.
Whether you’re after the best Christmas gifts for 4 year old boy or the best Christmas presents for 7 year old boy, you can find an age appropriate sticker book they’ll love. You can get sticker books about space, dinosaurs or monster trucks. Plus, there are branded sticker books like Disney Pixar, Paw Patrol, Pokemon and more. With sticker books, no matter what they’re into, you’ll find a sticker book they’ll love.
With a brand new scooter on Christmas day, you’ll make any little fella happy! Whether you get him his very first three wheel scooter for a bit of balance or he’s upgrading to a big boy scooter, he will no doubt be keen to get out and show it off to the other kids in the neighbourhood.
The good thing about scooters for parents is they come in all price brackets. You can get some pretty fancy top of the range scooters, but given they’ll no doubt outgrow them in a few years, a mid priced scooter is all they really need.
Boogie boards make such cool Christmas presents for boys that like the beach. Kids love nothing more than riding a wave and most kids will spend hours doing this.
If the little guy is happy and confident in the water, he is old enough to own a boogie board. Sure it might take a while for them to get the hang of it, but even in the shallows, he will have fun with it.
If the little guy loved his building blocks as a tiny tot, why not take it to the next level and get him a Meccano set. Meccano sets are ideal if you’re after top Christmas gifts for 5 year old boy plus and are great at teaching kids about research, engineering, mathematical skills and overall problem solving.
Unlike LEGO or simple building blocks, most Meccano sets include moving parts such as wheels and gears. However, there is a range of Meccano sets, so you can always start with something simple, like the Meccano Junior sets, to see how he likes it before moving on to one of the more complex sets.
What little kid doesn’t love the chance to experiment? There are some great science kits out there, from exploding volcanoes, studying insects, experimenting with slime and more. So no matter what the little guy is into, you’ll no doubt find a science kit with his name written all over it.
Not only are science kits good fun, but they are also pretty educational too. While it might look like your little guy is making a gooey mess, he’s developing some life long skills such as problem solving, planning and exploring the unknown.
So if you’re after Christmas present ideas for 5 year old boy or Christmas present ideas for 7 year old boy that is a curious kind of kid, then a science kit is well worth considering.
A personalised Christmas book
From Christmas books for kids or a version of the classic A Christmas Carol book to tales that tell of the life and adventures of Santa Claus or snowmen at night, a well-chosen tome is something to be treasured – often long after toys and technology have been outgrown.
A book is a great buy for any budget too. Whether you want to buy a single, simple paperback, want to purchase a personalised Christmas story book or to invest in a hardback Harry Potter box set, books featuring fabulous stories, their favourite characters or a hobby will always go down well as gifts.
Best Christmas presents for tween boys
Below are our suggestions for the best Christmas presents for tween boys.
One of the popular gaming devices every tween boy wants these days is the Nintendo Switch. This is a pretty cool device, actually, because while it’s a home console that can be connected to your TV, it also transforms into a handheld gaming device that you can play on the go.
Like all gaming consoles, you can buy a range of accessories for the Switch for playing with certain games. Some of the most popular games tween boys are into include The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros, Pokemon Sword, Mario Kart, Hollow Knight – just to name a few.
The good thing about getting your tween boy a Nintendo Switch? You’ll be sorted with ideas for future birthdays and Christmas presents for years to come. Plus, the whole family can play too.
If your tween boy is a serious gamer, then he’s probably already been asking you for a gaming headset. Yes, there are headsets designed for playing games!
Basically, a gaming headset is designed for you to hear audio and virtual surround sound and has a microphone to chat with other gamers you’re playing with. Parents might like this as much as the kids because you’ll no longer need to listen to those annoying game sounds.
Brands like HyperX, Razer, Turtle Beach, and Steelseries have a good reputation for making quality gaming headsets, but no doubt if that’s not in your budget, you can find something cheaper just as good.
Board games make awesome Christmas presents for boys of all ages, but once they get around the pre teens, there are some excellent options that the whole family will enjoy.
Some popular games currently on the market include Century, Hero Realms / Star Realms, Kids Against Maturity, Azul, Sequence and Survive, just to name a few. These are perfect if you’re after the best Christmas presents for 10 year old boy or similar age bracket.
Harry Potter gifts
If the young boy in your life is a Harry Potter fan – you are in luck! Harry Potter gift ideas go so much further than the seven books and eight films of the series. We have a huge selection of Harry Potter gift ideas for boys in our gift guide. From wall art to wands, to mugs, Lego and more.
Air Pods are certainly all the rage at the moment and they really do make great Christmas presents for a boy – particularly one who is always glued to his device. Even if the real deal is not within your budget, you can get some pretty good knock off wireless headphones that will do the trick.
Whether they’re into gaming or listening to music, portable speakers are also another great option for Christmas presents for 10 year old boys or boys of a similar age. Being portable and having Bluetooth connectivity, they can easily move them around the house, from their bedroom to the living area, bathroom, and outside.
Some portable speakers are even waterproof, so they can be used in the shower or are perfect for having around the pool or on the beach.
If you’re a family that often has picnics or camping trips where there is water, an inflatable kayak is one of the top Christmas gifts for boys. Inflatable kayaks can be just so much fun! And being inflatable, they take up next to no room so they can be taken anywhere.
You can get single inflatable kayaks or maybe try a tandem so that the little man can bring his best mate along with him. They are also great for kids who enjoy fishing, as some even come with storage for fishing gear.
Like inflatable kayaks, an inflatable SUP is also becoming one of the popular Christmas presents for boys. While SUPs are less versatile than kayaks, they certainly are all the rage right now and the cool thing to do out on the water.
Like an inflatable kayak, an inflatable SUP is perfect because they are super portable and easy to transport. There is no need for roof racks or anything special to tie them down, as they pack down so compactly and usually come in their own backpack.
Best Christmas presents for teen boys
Below are our suggestions for the best Christmas presents for teenagers boys.
Book an experience
The best Christmas gifts for boys who pretty much have everything is to book them an experience. Places like Experience Oz or Groupon or even Scoopon have a range of awesome activities like racing car driving, indoor skydiving, jet boat rides and more. This is perfect if you’re looking for super fun Christmas presents for boys.
And if you have no idea exactly what experience to book, you can buy a gift voucher and let him choose his own experience.
The latest gadgets are always popular Christmas gifts for boys, particularly Christmas presents for teen boy and so the newest GoPro will easily be a winner. GoPros are awesome for kids, no matter what their interests are. They can video their mates out on their bikes and skateboards, make videos of the family on their weekend adventures, or even be the next big gaming YouTuber – the ideas are endless.
Plus, the great thing about a GoPro – is there is an endless amount of accessories that go with them – so a GoPro is one of the top Christmas presents for boys, which will provide you with present ideas for years to come!
If you have more of a photographer than a videographer on your hands, check out our gift guide for photographers here.
DJI Mini Mavic
If he already has a GoPro and shows signs of being obsessed with videography, then another one of the good Christmas presents for teen boys you could consider is a DJI Mini Mavic. The DJI Mini Mavic is one of the most popular drones on the market and is super easy to use, so perfect for beginners.
The DJI Mini Mavic comes with all the software he needs for the teen to take his videos to the next level. He can even easily incorporate footage from the GoPro too. There are also many accessories that you can get for the Mini, so once again – Christmases and birthdays for the next few years are sorted.
A DJI Mini Mavic is a great idea if you’re after the best Christmas gift for teenager boy who enjoys videography.
Teenagers are always in a world of their own and never seen to keep track of the time, so another one of the top Christmas presents for teen boys is an Apple Watch. Not only will an Apple Watch help them keep track of the time, but they’ll have no excuse not to answer your calls with it always strapped to their wrist.
If the young teenager is also into fitness, Apple Watches come with a range of apps to help sleep, keep track of workouts and other fitness goals.
While some young lads would certainly not consider books as great Christmas presents for boys, others are complete book worms. But even for the boys not interested in reading novels, you’ll no doubt find a book on at least one of the interests.
If you really have no idea what they like to read or the topics they’re into, then you can’t go wrong with a gift voucher for a bookstore like QBD Books.
In the pre teen section, we covered quite a few gaming accessories, but you might be surprised to hear there is even a gaming chair! This may not be such a great idea if you’re desperately trying to get your teen off the games and out with the family – but if he’s able to set limits, a gaming chair is definitely one to consider if you’re after good Christmas presents for teen boys.
A gaming chair is essentially a souped up office chair designed to keep you comfortable while playing games for long hours. Said to be based on sports car seats, these chairs have tall, padded backs, headrest pillows, comfortable recline, ergonomic armrests, loads of padding and usually look very stylish with bright accent colours. Some game chairs even have steering wheel mounts, headphone output, built- in speakers and Bluetooth compatibility.
Christmas gifts for boys by age
Phew – there you have it – our best suggestions for Christmas gifts for boys this year. If that hasnt given you any ideas, try our HUGE Christmas gift guide here or take a look at our ideas for Christmas gifts for men here. We also have a very good article showing you all the personalised Christmas gift options available too!
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