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    Updated on Oct 29, 2019. Posted on Nov 26, 2018

    Gifts Boys Are Gonna LOVE

    Hey, don't hate me cause I finished Christmas shopping on Halloween. Why not peek at what is under my tree this year and find some inspiration for awesome gift ideas for boys!

    Gourmet Christmas Stocking Boys like snacks as much as anyone else, so one of my favorite ideas for a boy gift is the Christmas Stocking from Gourmet Gift Baskets. The stocking itself is handsome and classy, but the goodies inside really steal the show. Filled with things that any boy will love to snack on like a huge Hammond's candy cane, chocolate covered pretzels, truffles, hot cocoa and peanuts, this is a tasty gift that boys would love to have to fuel their late night holiday gaming sessions. The Christmas Stocking retails at about $30 and is a good choice for just about any boy you are shopping for this holiday season.

    You can check out all of my holiday gift guides, which include items sent to me by partners for gifting inspiration Sweet Silly Sara

    Go Trax ION Hoverboard This self balancing hoverboard is nothing short of awesome for kids. It is fairly lightweight for a hoverboard and can go up to 4 miles on a single battery. The fact that it self balances is perfect for beginners, and makes for a gift that encourages outdoor activity for the win. I was a little nervous about my son on a Hoverboard truth be told, but this has been a fun choice for him that was easy to learn. Retailing under $200 this is a perfect idea for tweens and teens.

    Home Planetarium My son loves astronomy. He goes to a local club about every month to view the night sky and he loves to go to the observatory with his dad when they get a chance! This 8,000 Star Home Planetarium is a perfect gift to encourage his curiosity while helping him to discover new pleasures in the night sky. This is a desk top model that accurately displays 61 constellations found in the Northern Hemisphere. The built in bluetooth speaker pairs with iPhone and Android devices to play a stargazing soundtrack of your choice. Retailing for under $130 at Hammacher Schlemmer this is one of my favorite gifts for anyone with a love of the stars.

    Magic Tracks Boys love toys! This year I think Magic Tracks is the way to go for fun for younger boys. These tracks are unlike any other I have ever seen. They bend, flex and glow. I love how kids can customize the race track, even when the race is in motion. These are an affordable and fun way to foster creativity, retailing at about $30 a set.

    Stone8 My kids love robots; it has been an ongoing fantasy to have one of their own for quite some time. I have looked at so many, but felt that they were more of a glorified remote control toy. When we hear about Stone8,I was instantly intrigued as this is a truly interactive friend, and a cute little friend he is! I love that he expresses emotions and works with or without a device. Retailing at less than $60, this little guy has enough sensors to allow him to explore with our child and the multicolored antenna allows Stone8 to let you know how he is feeling. This is a really fun option for Christmas that gives your child someone to play games and have adventures with in a variety of ways.

    Modarri Car This is fun for any kid who likes cars or building! This kit allows kids to design and build their dream car, then race it! Named to of the year two times for great reason Modarri is a hands on adventure that kids will be revving up their engines for. My kids were entranced by the idea of building their dream cars and had so much fun doing so. I would highly recommend this gift for any boy. It is engaging and tons of fun. The kits range in price from about $30 and are available at Target, Walmart and amazon to name a few.

    Itty Bitty Buggy If you have a boy on your list that loves creating and has an interest in coding, the Itty Bitty Bug kit is going to be a great gift. This allows fun and creativity to come to life with coding four different creatures. Packed with a rich, fun-filled feature set, the Itty Bitty Buggy kit includes Bluetooth, remote control, voice-control, line tracing, musical color recognition, and LEGO®-compatible pieces, providing users with endless design possibilities and playful configurations. As coding skills become more advanced, users can program and modify the behaviors of a specific creature using a variety of coding languages, including Scratch, Python, and Arduino. The itty bitty bug retails for under $60 and can be found at Radio Shack.

    FANTASTIC GYMNASTICS VAULT CHALLENGE Edition This is just plain fun. It reminds me of the tech free toys of my childhood and I love that it takes some skill to land the gymnast! I think kids will love this for those times when there has been too much tech and they need a way to unwind with some good old fashioned play! Retailing at under $20 you can find the Fantastic Gymnastics Vault Challenge at most major retailers that carry Hasbro products.

    Connect 4 Edition from The Hasbro Road Trip Collection There seem to be a lot of road trips to visit loved ones around the holidays, so te Connect 4 Edition from the Hasbro Road Trip Collection makes it on my list of gifts for boys. This is a fun way to keep the kids busy in the car without turning to tablets. This game is portable but packs a ton of fun and is easy on every budget. Get it at Walmart for about $8 for hours of friendly game play on the next long car ride.

    T Rex From Wall Charmers Sometimes it feels like the kids have too many toys! Adding a fun touch to a bedroom is a great idea this holiday season. We love the T Rex Faux Taxidermy from Wall Charmers. This is simply a fun addition to any bedroom of a dino loving little boy! Well, to be fair, my husband was amazed by this too! It is realistic looking and is bound to inspire any boys imagination while adding an uber unique touch to his decor. Retailing at under $70 this works for tween boys as well.

    Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figure Assortment When I was a kid, TMNT was super popular. My brother and I loved it and had all of the action figures! I was so excited to see a new line coming out for the new generation, and knew this was something I had to share with my son. The Action Figure Assortment includes: Raphael "The Leader," Leonardo "The Trickster," Donatello "The Tech Wiz," Michelangelo "The Wild Card," Splinter "The Chill Master," April "Street Smart Best Friend," Origami Ninja "Confetti Commandos," Meat Sweats “The Tenderizer,” Baron Draxum "The Maker of Mutants". The figures retail for about $9 and can be found at most major retailers.

    Ben 10 Alien Creation Chamber My son loves Ben 10, so this was a natural choice. I know he is going to love making his own mini fig with the interchangeable parts and launching it into the air. This set comes with 4 figures to mix and match, including Heatblast, Four Arms, Wildvine and Grey Matter. It retails for under $30 and promises to be loads of fun for any Ben 10 Fan! Find it at mass retailers like Target or Walmart.

    Discovery Plasma Globe Experience a fun light display with the touch of your fingers or sound! The Discovery Plasma Globe responds to touch, music and sound, providing hours of excitement. Perfect for any young scientist! My son has always been intrigued by these globes and adding one to his room would be so much fun for my science kid! Find it at Walmart for under $25.

    Cool Clothes for a Great Cause

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    Keep a cool kid looking stylish this year while supporting the March of Dimes with this cute little jersey from Mama B Designs. I love the cute Thankful and Blessed Logo as well as how affordable these shirts are at under $20.

    Weather Lab Science Kit

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    My son loves to research and learn, so the Weather Lab Science Kit from Little Passports will make an awesome gift for him. He can make it snow, create an exploding volcano or replicate a tornado with this fun kit. At under $25 this is a great gift for a curious little scientist. Find it online at Little Passports

    Mega Construx Breakout Beasts

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    This is one of those gifts that boys can't resist. It involves breaking the egg open, picking through slime and building an awesome beast. Mega Construx Breakout Beasts are sure to be a slimy hit this holiday season! They are really a lot of fun! Find them at stores like Walmart or Amazon for about $6.

    MagicPad

    This is a really cool choice for a boy who likes to draw. The screen lights up and includes a glow feature which is pretty fun. But it also can use 8 included stencils to guide the art, or use free style drawing for one of a kind creations! Retailing at about $20 you can find MagicPad at CVS, Walmart, Target and Amazon.

    Stomp on Some Fun

    My son has been a big fan of Stomp Rockets for a few years now. It is his gift of choice for birthday parties because everyone loves the thrill of a good stomp that sends something into orbit. I think this makes for an affordable gift that really sends kids into an orbit of fun! For under $20 you can get a great toy that will keep them active and engaged all winter long. Find Stomp Rocket at retailers like amazon, Walmart and Target in an assortment of options!

    Building Delights

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    My son is all about building with bricks. The Max Build More Blocks provide the same click at a lower price. I LOVE that you can get like more than 700 bricks for under $25, which is so much lower than Lego. Trust me when I say Max Build More Blocks offer the same pleasure for kids and pain for adults when stepped on. Find them at Walmart.

    Like Poking a Bear with a Stick

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    Most kids love to get a reaction... at least it feels like my kids want a reaction from me. This year, instead of providing grumbly entertainment for half of winter break I am turning the duty over to the Grumblies. Grumblies are interactive creatures that react when you poke, flip & shake them. The more you mess with them, the grumblier they get! Find them for under $20 at Amazon, Target and Walmart

    Lite Up The Holidays in Retro Style

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    I remember when I was 8 my Dad gave me a Lite Brite at Christmas. I was thrilled an spent a lot of time playing with it. I have an 8 year old, so I am excited to see his reaction to this classic toy from Basic Fun. I love that it gives me nostalgia while giving my kiddo a creative outlet for his artistic mind. Find it at Walmart or Michaels for about $15.

    Trail Time

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    When I was a kid, about once a month I had the joy of a turn at Oregon Trail on a big old shared computer at school. I never lasted long, nor really got the game. But, now that I am older and wiser I am itching to introduce this old school game to my son. Basic Fun has The Oregon Trail Handheld Game available which is perfect for the holiday season. Retailing for under $20, you can give your kids a taste of your childhood with this handheld game. Find it at retailers like Target or Amazon.

    A Thrill a Minute

    For boys that love to build, K’NEX THRILL RIDES: Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set by Basic Fun is going to be a thrilling gift to find under the tree! This would be a perfect project for winter break and includes a VR viewer so that after building, kids can experience the ride. Retailing under $100 you can find this at major retailers like Target, Walmart and Amazon.

    Puke Pizza and Eyeballs to Smash

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    Boys love puke, and pizza,so combining the two is one way to get a smile this Christmas. This tin from Zuru is unique. It holds 50 characters as a fun way to store your collection and it has 2 smashers included too. Find Puke Pizza at Walmart, Dollar General or Target. The fun of Zuru Smashers doesn't stop with Puke Pizza; there are also these fun eyeballs you can add to stockings! These are great for secret Santa exchanges too!

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