Looking for some gift ideas and inspiration for a little boy in your life? I’m sharing some of my favorite in this post!!
My youngest is a little boy and I love shopping for him! After two girls, I learned though that it’s not that easy to find toys (or even clothes for that matter) for little boys. There is so much out there for girls and it’s almost like you have to hunt down things for boys. Many of the toys I bought for my girls were very girly and my little guy doesn’t really like them. So I jump at any chance I get to stock up on fun toys, just for him. With Christmas right around the corner, I have the perfect reason to find some toys that he’ll love! I’m sharing those in this post!
While this list isn’t limited to boys only (in fact I know my daughters would have LOVED each of these when they were his age), I did make this list with my little boy in mind – thus the title “Gifts For Toddler and Preschool Boys”. :)
When I look for toys I like to find things that will last, are somewhat affordable, and that I know they’ll truly enjoy over and over. I’m not one to waste money on gifts or toys that they’ll only use once or twice. Many of the toys listed in this post we have, some I’m getting for Christmas and Three Kings, and others I’m saving on our Amazon wishlist for his birthday and other holidays coming up next year.
- LEGO Juniors Construction Kit
- Fun Bath Toys Kit
- VTech KidiBeats Kids Drum Set
- Chromatic Glockenspiel Xylophone
- Punching Bag and Glove Set
- Push and Go Friction Powered Car Toys
- LeapFrog Scribble and Write
- Hopper. I remember these growing up! SO.FUN.!! They have some other ones too.
- Toy Tool Set Workbench
- Transport Car Carrier. We have one of these trucks loaded with cars and my boy LOVES it!!!
- Play Doctor Kit
- Kawasaki Tough Trike
- or the Radio Flyer Big Flyer. My boy has this one and it’s super sturdy and durable!
- LEGO Walkie Talkies
- I LOVE this VTech Touch and Teach Turtle Book. I bought it for my daughter and now my son uses it. It’s super durable (going on two kids using it) and we just love it!
- VTech Busy Learners Activity Cube
- I love this Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers Airplane! it’s so adorable! I grabbed this for my little guy a year or two ago and it’s still one of his favorite toys!
- Play Toy Bowling Set
- Playskool Dressy Kids Boy
- Toddler Golf Set
- Trampoline (indoor)
- Gladiator Warrior Swords
- VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Spinning Spiral Tower Playset
Click-A-Brick Building Blog Sets
These are SO cooL! They come in a variety of theme sets.
Building Toys Gift Ideas
- 3d Changeable Nut Car Building Toy – Wooden Puzzle Blocks
- Rolimate Variety Cartoon Nuts Kits
- 40 Piece Mini Unit Bricks Architect Set. This set is just so cool! I can’t wait to get our hands on it!
- Mega Blocks First Builders (we have a few of these and LOVE them!)
- Mega Bloks First Builders Fast Tracks Raceway
Melissa& Doug Toys
I love all things Melissa & Doug. They make some great toys and they are super durable! Here are some great toys from them that I’m sure you little kiddo will love!
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Activity Center
- Melissa & Doug Construction Site Peg Puzzle
- Melissa & Doug Car Carrier Truck & Cars Wooden Set
- Melissa & Doug Stack & Count Parking Garage
- Melissa & Doug First Bead Maze
- Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Wooden Barn
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box – Vehicles
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Latches Board
- Melissa & Doug Peg Puzzle Bundle – Farm Animals, Pets and Sea Creatures
- Melissa & Doug See & Spell
- Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Number Puzzles
- Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Letter Puzzles
Arts and Crafts Gift Ideas
We love arts and crafts in our home! And my boy is no exception to that either! I think it’s important for all kids to get involved in arts and crafts. It helps them practice other skills and learn new ones too!
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
- Here’s another Art Easel
- Melissa & Doug Easel Paper Roll
- Melissa & Doug Easel Accessory Set
- Melissa & Doug Horse Stable Stamp Set
- Melissa & Doug Animal Stamp Set
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Tabletop Easel
- Melissa & Doug Deluxe Stamp Set
- Artist’s Smock
- Easel Accessory Set, Smock and Dry Erase Markers
- Crayola Washable Dry Erase Markers
- Crayola Washable Kid’s Paint
- Large Paint Brush Set
- Lion Arts and Crafts Modeling Kit
- Animal Magnetic Puzzle (Easel with Chalk and Dry-Erase board)
- Similar to the one above: Learning & Education Magnetic Puzzle Multifunction Drawing Board
- Rubber Duck (you can design and paint this one!)
- Play-Doh Fun Tub
- Play-Doh Fun Factory
- Play-Doh Case of Colors
- Shape, Model and Mold (fun tools for the play-doh)
- Play-doh Fuzzy Pet Salon Animal Activities Playset
- Play Visions Sands Alive!
Model Car Kits
These little kits are neat! They’re like model car kits for little kids! Plus, they’re SUPER affordable!!
- Melissa & Doug Create-A-Craft Car and Train Bundle
- Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Train
- Melissa & Doug Wooden Jet Plane
- Melissa & Doug Race Car
- Melissa & Doug Race Car Bank
How cool is it that some old classics are coming back? I just love them and I love getting them for my kids!!
- Play-Doh Classic Fun Factory Playset
- Play-Doh Classic Tools Playset
- Etch A Sketch
- Viewmaster (Animals)
- Viewmaster (Dinosaurs)
- Rubik’s Cube (there’s this one too which they say rotates smoother than the original)
- Schylling Classic Tin Kaleidoscope
- Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots Game
Gift Ideas For His Room
In full disclosure, LiteCup is sponsoring this post and I was compensated for my time. But this in no way affects my recommendations or opinions.
- LiteCup. This is one of those products I can’t help but think “why didn’t I think of this?!”. It’s so neat! My kids always need to have some water next to their bedside. This cup is super cute, bright color, and non-spill. PLUS it lights up!!! I just love that it’s a soothing nightlight too and a non-spill cup to hold their water!
- My little guy has traded up his nightlight for this neat cup! But of course, he doesn’t just use it at bedtime. He loves to take it with him around the house and find ways to light it up! It is light-sensitive, so it automatically lights up when the light level in the room dims.
- You can also turn it off and on – so if your kiddo is like mine and carts it around with him all day, and you don’t want to run the batteries down, you can shut it off during the day.
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- Toy chest. This is also a gift for mom :) . The gift of a clean! Your little guy will not just love this toy chest but he’ll also have a place to store all his toys when it’s time for clean up!
- Little Man Wall Plaque
- Yellow Dump Truck Wall Plaque
- Toy Organizer. I had the identical one but the bins were purple and pink for mygirls. I bought it when my eldest was little and both my girls used this. It’s super durable!
- Book Rack (we have this one and love it!)
- Learning Carpets City Life Play Carpet. We have a similar one and it’s so fun. It’s like having a cute floor rug and an additional play activity for your kiddo.
For more gift ideas for boys check out my post on 40 Wooden Toys For Boys.
Hope this gives you some great gift ideas!!