Looking for a gift for a boy between 3 and 12 years old? Whether you need a gift for a birthday or a holiday, there are many choices available in a variety of price ranges. The following sections give a few ideas for gifts by different criteria, such as age and price. However, you might also want to check out some other ShopWiki buying guides that might be helpful in choosing a gift for a boy. In the Toys and Games section there are some useful guides such as Educational Toys, Board Games, and Outdoor Activity Toys.
Last Minute Gift Ideas
So many gifts, so little time! If you are strapped for time and need a gift that will be a guaranteed winner, take a gander at these suggestions.
Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
Evil laughs, secret lairs, master plans and more! Inexpensive, fun, and full of tricks for a devious little boy looking to cause some ruckus.
Great for either when he’s by himself or with friends. A gift that is both fun and educational can’t be bad.
This is a popular video game for kids who want a pet, but who aren’t allowed. Choose from a lab, chihuahua or dachshund.
An award winning, smart pen for making music, playing games, learning Spanish, and scheduling important events. (Ages 8+)
Let him make treats for himself or the whole family with this adorable snowcone machine that shaves ice with the help of a nifty churner and of course Snoopy himsel
Gifts Less than $25
Sometimes you just need something inexpensive — nothing too fancy. Tried and true gifts for boys can range from sporting goods to action figures, books and board games, or even science kits. Here are some gifts that are easy on the wallet but still entertaining. They’re fine for parents giving to children, and perfect for your son or daughter to give to a friend as a gift.
One of the hot toys this season, this miniaturized version of the Robosapien is cheap and just as fun.
He can grow a “prehistoric” aquasaur and watch it grow and swim in less than 24 hrs.
Let him live the life of Spider Man with this movie-accurate mask and the ability to blast his own webs!
Video games are usually inexpensive and are a great gift for a kid who already owns a console.
For the boy into science, this chemistry kit will keep him entertained and teach some valuable skills
Gifts for Big Spenders
If you have a big heart and even bigger wallet, then buying a super cool gift for a boy is great fun. From high-tech gadgets to video games and state of the art toys, here are some gifts that are sure to delight. Beware though, extravagant gifts like these are so fun that you will probably want to play with them too! Most start at somewhere between $100 and $200, but some prices soar a bit higher. You might also want to look at the Toy and Game Recommendations by Age guide for more ideas about what is suitable for different ages.
For 3 to 5 Year Olds
This inflatable trampoline fun house will provide hours of exercise and entertainment.
He’ll feel as cool as the big boys riding this Hummer replica power car.
He can’t drive yet, but he can pretend he’s living life in the fast lane with a bed like this.
This kid-approved play set is the star of home playground centers.
He’ll be cruising in style with this vintage looking retro trike in red or black.
For 6 to 9 Year Olds
Little Raskals Lookout
This classic looking jukebox is sized down for little hands, and complete with AM/FM radio, CD player, and more.
This is luxury remote-controlled fun. RC planes are also a great pick at this age.
Let him build his own robot with this unique kit by LEGO.
Give him the gift of science with a genuine telescope that will last for years to come.
Talk about a fancy clubhouse! This Lilliput play house runs upwards of $5,000.
For 10 to 12 Year Olds
This coveted video game system is a must have for any tween boy.
In water or on land, a classic trampoline is fun and gets kids in shape.
Let him create animated storyboards and films on a PC or Mac with 3D technology.
Build and learn with this kit that makes a solar-powered reversible-fuel-cell car.
MP3 players are a sleek personal audio accessory for kids today.
Gifts Less Than $100
For 6 to 9 Year Olds