45 Cool Gifts For Boys Who’ll Never Actually Grow Up
When it comes to gifts for boys, something we have to remember is that in some ways, boys just never grow up and that on occasions to have to physically stop dad from hogging all the fun. In this collection of cool gifts for boys, we have included a wide variety of products that will appeal to younger boys, teenage boys, and adult boys. Several of them are not just toys but are educational devices too and will help develop the brain of young males. This does not make them any the less entertaining as they teach through play, which is often the very best way.
Cool Gifts for Boys
Moon In My Room
“Fly Me to the moon…” an excerpt from a song that might not probably to the young boy’s liking but it’s a wish every budding astronaut would have. Even if it’s light-years away, there’s a way to at least bring the moon closer. Regardless of the weather outside, wouldn’t it be nice to always see the moon before sleeping at night? For sure, boys with big dreams of flying to the moon wouldn’t mind. Support the boy’s dreams. An incomparable gift for boys you can give is a moonlight. Give them their own planetarium inside their room as they watch the 12 phases of the moon. Listening to the moon’s tour guide becomes a lullaby these boys can bring to their sleep.
Lifetime Climbing Dome
Boys will be boys. Let them run out and play. Don’t let them go far and instead give them a gift they cannot resist. A geometric dome climber is one of the A-1 gifts for boys that’ll last them a lifetime. What makes it superior is the fact that this cool gift meant for the boy will also benefit the kids around his place where the dome climber will be set. As they climb and flip, they can develop friendships with other kids. To a great degree, it will also improve their physical, mental, and emotional state. Let the boys go outdoors and stretch their muscles.
Water Balloon Launcher
Angry Birds may not be the trend now but angry boys will always find their way. Channel RED and the three little blue birds in these boys with a water balloon launcher. Watch as they die of laughter seeing the humongous slingshot that needs at least three people to operate. White elephant gifts in school or among friends would be fun with unexpected but witty toys for boys. The balloon launcher will make everyone giggle and run without fail. Parties will never be dull with kids jumping and screaming as they take turns with the slingshot. Send everyone to their toes as they dodge the water balloons flying their way.
Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller
Let the boys play. Gaming is a hobby every boy goes through. Unleash the competitive gamer in them with the iPhone compatible game controller. Playing on mobile phones has been in the limelight for the past few years. Let your precious boys remember this holiday or birthday for the rest of their life with the gamepad of their dream. They will no longer have the excuse to not go out when they have a portable game controller to connect with their mobile phones. The keys won’t disappoint as it has the clickable analog thumb slide that will put the boys into action every single time.
Craftmade Tiger Shark Ceiling Fan
Never set up a plain and boring room for boys anymore. Let his room scream his personality. No need for huge items to make the room stand out. Often, all you need is a splash of colors, furniture, or accessories to make the room stand out. Gifts for boys don’t have to be toys all the time. They can be items in the house that are both practical and fun. Hand him a ceiling fan tiger shark to put some zest to the room. Beyond a shadow of doubt, guests will find the item fascinating. It will also be a conversation starter for people who visit the room.
Giant Inflatable Football
Is your boy dreaming of making it big in the football league someday? Let them live their dream for a day with a sports-themed birthday party. Whip up sports-related decorations, including this giant inflatable football. Dishing this kind of gift will bring laughter to the table. But it’ll be a great addition to any party with family members and friends. Play “mini” baseball games with the visitors during occasions to let them roll in laughter. Not only during parties, but you can tag it along to the beach. A nice play of football can happen in the soft sands by the beach.
LEGO Technic WHACK!
One toy that will never run out of trend is LEGO. It is a toy that can go on the shelf as a collectible or something to play with as a child. A surefire birthday gift that will take them to the moon is the LEGO building kit. Observe the boys as they assemble the pull-back toy car. Bring out their competitive spirit, competing with boys who also love their Lego Technic Whack! Allow them to show off their Lego building skills and watch as the cars collide with other cars. Lego blocks flying away as the cars smash each other.
4M Potato Clock
Can you use potatoes to power up anything? People might find the question ridiculous or weird. But it is this kind of curious mind that’ll concoct the best products someday. Support their intellectual mind with gifts that are both entertaining and educational — Potato clock. The kit comes with a digital clock and wirings. No batteries included as the spuds will power it up. Boys can scour their pantry or refrigerator for raw potatoes to power up the clock. Nothing magical, just pure science. Let them shine in class or with friends for their show and tell segment at school. Nerdy but fun.
Sphero Mini Programmable Robot Ball
Level up the boy’s games. Sphero will make all the difference especially for kids who find robotics interesting. Support the intellectual minds with gifts that can develop their talents or skills. Not a dull moment with this toy as the commands on the sphero varies. Boys can even enter some codes themselves and watch the sphero follow its command. Boys with skills in robotics will find the game intriguing and refreshing. Powered through an app on your mobile that people ought to see. Look cool as they show off the new commands the sphero learned.
Razor Jetts Heel Wheels
“Step up, Strap down, and buckle up…” for boys will be in for a ride with Razor Jetts. Boys will be literally rolling around on wheels. Why run when they can breeze through in a whiff. One of the finest gifts for boys on their birthday is the Razor jetts heel wheels. Simple to attach and easy to maneuver, boys will be “wheeling” in no time. Watch as they speed their way along corridors and pathways. Now it’ll be untroublesome to “run for errands.” Boys can finish all of them in a whiff.
Trigger the boys’ logical mind in building a toy using nuts and bolts. Not your usual construction or building kit but a toy that will test their creative thinking and problem-solving skill. An Airbit building kit will make little men out of boys. Pushing them out of their comfort zone to create a unique toy they will play with or added to their collectible items. Also, a nice way to bond with family members to help him bring the toy into existence. Completing the project is a test of patience of his spatial reasoning. The sense of fulfillment after the completion is worth celebrating.
RoyalBaby Space Shuttle Bike
Get the boys on their feet and travel outdoors. Boys have a bolf of energy in them that the only way to make them calm down is to exhaust this energy. The RoyalBaby bicycle with training wheels will inspire the boys to step out, gear up, and run. As it comes with training wheels, boys can gradually learn how to use the bicycle until they can with their own feet on the bicycle wheels. Nothing is amazing as feeling the breeze against your skin as they speed their way into the great outdoors.
Punching Bag Set
Blow some steam off and box it out. Whether it be for their physique or to destress, a punching bag is an unexpected gift a boy can get. It comes with a set of punching bags and boxing gloves they can use to punch. The special gift is going to be useful for boys who are into sports, especially boxing. Or, someone who has extra energy to burn off. The standing punching bag can enhance their speed and teach them to focus at all times. Also, a good way to stay healthy and develop a fighting spirit without hurting anyone.
Is your child a sucker for sharks or animals? Boys often pretend to be chased or eaten by sharks. Why not surprise them at Christmas with a shark blanket. The girls may freak out but boys will laugh it out. How fun would it be to have the girls have mermaid tails while the boys have shark blankets? Boys may dislike naptime or being sent to bed. Shark blankets will help them look forward to jumping in their bed and be “swallowed” by sharks. Make each bedtime fun so they will go to sleep without any force. Keep them comfy in the fleece blanket and you’ll never see them take it off.
VEW-DO Ergonomic Balance Board
Boys always love a little bit of adventure in the things they do. Add some spice in their daily routine with a one-of-a-kind gift other boys will be envious about. Wrap up a balance board and watch their confused face as they unwrap the package. Challenge the boys into a balancing game to bring out their competitive nature. The activity will also help them in the future in sports such as biking, snowboarding, surfing, and roller skating. Using the board will leave a great impact on their body and mind. To keep their balance, they must remain focused and in control of their movement.
Xbox Series S
There is no doubt that the Xbox is an ever-popular gift for boys that is guaranteed to raise brilliant smiles when they open it. Young males live in a world where video games play a major part in the culture and consequently conversation and this gift will ensure that male teens will be part of that world. An Xbox is more than a console to play games, it also allows access to apps that boys use the most, such as YouTube, and Netflix. A complete entertainment solution that is going to keep any young man occupied for hours.
elago Mini Car AirPods Case
This innovative case for AirPods is designed to appeal to young males who love cars, specifically the stylish mini. This is a gift that is designed to be hardwearing and will keep the AirPods safe and secure when traveling. It’s also great for wireless recharging on a bedside table. Boys are notoriously untidy but provide a cool mini that has headlights and taillights that shine when the AirPods are charging, they are incentivized to put them away. An excellent birthday gift for any young boy who enjoys automobiles and who needs a secure cover for his AirPods.
Full-Body Wrap Body Sock
You may never have seen these cool full-body socks that cover the boy’s arms, shoulders, and legs. It’s stretchy and is perfect for gaining a feeling of clarity and control when he is overtaken. Most boys will be highly amused at the full sock experience, but it is particularly suitable for those with autism or anxiety issues. The bright orange color helps boys find focus and allows them to move freely while still receiving reassurance and light body pressure. It’s a cool gift for any young man or boy. Not only is it relaxing to chill out in, but it also has a calming effect for your son or any other boy that needs it.
Bundaloo Slam Dunk Basketball Hamper
Getting boys to clean their room and put away their dirty laundry is never easy. This “slam-dunk” laundry hamper turns the tedious job of cleaning the room into a sport. Boys will enjoy rolling up their dirty clothes and attempting to score by tossing them into the hoop. This is a gift that may seem to be a fun item but also is a very functional trainer for boys of all ages. Just fix it to the bedroom door and your boy is ready to go. Encourage him to have a cleaner room, by turning it into play that causes the boys to unwittingly tidy their room.
Elecrow CrowPi All-in-one Education Kit
Is the young man in your house getting started with Raspberry Pi? If so, this is a superb boy’s gift that will allow him to develop his skills. This gift is cram-packed with cool tech and things to do. This is current technology and is a great learning tool for any boy to experiment with. Previous generations of boys had Lego or Meccano as the technology to learn from. However, things have moved on now and today Raspberry Pi is regarded as the ultimate home technology for boys to be creative with. Demonstrate young children how to begin programming and create little projects in a way they have never seen before.
Smart LED Pix Backpack
Boys just love to customize their backpacks. They draw on them, hang things on them and do anything they can to be different. This amazing stuff mixes a backpack with technology, making it easy to totally customize. Using a smartphone app, it is possible to place a static or animated display on the surface of the backpack that is unique to you. Whatever the age of your boy, whether he be a college student, high school, or middle school, this is going to make him the coolest kid in class. If you still need convincing, imagine how visible your son would be in the dark as he walks home.
AquaPod Water Bottle Rocket Launcher
This cool gift turns regular soda bottles into rockets that can soar up to 100 feet in the air. Another STEM-related technology toy that boys will love. This male-oriented gift is a sure hit because (a) It does stuff, and (b) it can be used in various imaginative ways. Boys will love it. Best of all, it gets the boys outdoors and into the fresh air. Designed with early teenage boys in mind, this is a gift that will both teach and entertain. Be reassured, your son will be safe playing with this rocket, it has been rigorously tested and has safety features built into the design.
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03
Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 brings the Nintendo switch gaming system to life. Boys (and girls) will just love constructing controls to manage various vehicles on the Switch screen. It’s part construction toy and part gaming, with the best of both worlds that young boys will hugely appreciate. Any boy with a switch gaming system would appreciate this gadget, which adds a new dimension to their gaming play. Boys can make creations from cardboard that are customized so that they can find out how they operate and develop better ways to play. This present will go down very well as an add-on to the Nintendo switch.
Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker
Watching videos and Netflix is a popular activity for boys these days. Why not make the experience much more like the cinema with this Death Star popcorn-maker? When not in use, it looks just like a model of the Death Star, but it also makes delicious popcorn using hot air, so no oil or butter is required. It’s highly efficient and perfectly safe for boys and girls to use. What boy would not be delighted with this Star Wars popcorn maker? It’s safe, easy to use, and healthier (no oil popcorn) making it an all-around winner as a thoughtful gift for boys.
4 in 1 Game Table
This game table has it all, everything a boy could want in a gift. Taking just a small amount of floor area, your son could have table football, table tennis, table hockey, and pool table in their bedroom. This is a game table that will appeal to both younger boys and teenagers and will remain a favorite for years. Youngsters can challenge their friends and be entertained for hours with a table like this. Best of all, each of the games will get the boys standing on their feet, rather than slouching in an armchair on a tablet or smartphone.
Avengers Captain America 3D Deco
Boys will love this Marvel decoration for their room. And you will make his room the coolest room ever with this wall decoration that looks like Captain Marvel has smashed his shield into the wall. Other boys coming to see will be totally envious of this 3D Deco effect, which is powered by LED lights. Switch off the main room lights and it looks awesome. It comes complete with wall stickers that appear to be cracks in the wall. This is going to make your child’s room personalized, allowing him to establish a sense of greater security.
CozyPhones Over the Ear Headphones
This is a boy’s gift that many adults would love as well. If you have ever tried to sleep with headphones on, or earphones sticking in your ear. You will know just how uncomfortable it is. These cool headband headphones allow users to lay comfortably in any position while listening to soothing music or blocking out extraneous noise. Listen to an audiobook while drifting off to sleep, whatever you need to do, these headphones will make it more comfortable. They are also especially useful for use during activities, like jogging, or even meditation. Whatever age of boy they are for, this is a gift they will love.
DJI Mavic Mini Combo
This is another cool gift for boys that will have to be torn away from dad’s grasp. This tiny drone is wonderful for any boy, not only because it really is a working drone that will take photos or video, but it does offer countless hours of flying enjoyment while simultaneously expanding your understanding of technology. Because it is under 250g, it does not have to be registered in the USA, which saves a whole lot of hassle. Don’t worry about losing it as it has an automated “return to home” feature if it loses contact with the controller. In that case, it just comes back to where it was launched, which is comforting to know. Whatever the age of “boy” you are buying for, you cannot go far wrong with this gift.
This toy is more suited for younger boys, around the ages of six to twelve years old. This is a memory and brain activity that is cleverly disguised as a toy. It can do wonders for keeping the brain busy and help hand-eye coordination, yet has a lot of possibilities for fun. It is a simple game to learn but can be incredibly hard to beat the cube. As a gift, it is a combination of educational exercise and a toy, and the game part is interesting enough to make it a fun activity alone, with four different games that can be played with the device.
Skywin Pop Up Privacy Tent
In an ideal world, every one of our children would have a room of their own, they deserve some space that is just theirs. However, sometimes they have to share, and there becomes an issue of privacy or just pure practicality when one person wants the light on so they can read and the other wants to sleep. This bed tent is a great solution for both privacy and light avoidance. This is a perfect gift for a boy who is wanting some space of his own, or for someone with a sibling that has a different body clock. Make a cozy den where he can relax and enjoy.
Sony PlayStation VR
Gaming has come a long way since the days when we marveled at playing tennis with two paddles that moved up and down. Kids these days expect super-realism and the latest technology that expands gaming is VR (Virtual Reality). If you have a boy in your family who is all about cool stuff, this is the next level for them. A gift of a Sony PlayStation VR is the kind of gift that in the view of the average teen boy is life-changing. Buying your son this technology shows an awareness of the world/culture within which he lives. VR redefines what it feels like to play on PlayStation.
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Games
For younger boys who still have a love of games, an excellent gift is the Bloxels game creator. With Bloxels children can build their own characters using the board and then photograph it using the Bloxels app, to place the character into an online game. It can also be used to create the environment. Many parents will feel totally lost but believe me, young boys have an instinctive feel for how this works. This is creative and an early introduction to games design. When using Bloxels, a boy gets his game published in the arcade: it is quite an achievement for them.
GoPro Hero9 is an action camera that is perfect for teenage boys to record action shots from skateboarding, swimming, mountain biking, and any other action sport. It’s tough and waterproof and versatile enough for young people’s needs and tough enough to handle some knocks. It’s a gift that acknowledges boys are turning into young men and indulging in fast-paced activities that regular cameras cannot cope with. If you have a teenage boy, then this is a gift that will grow with them, it has the latest video technology and there are accessories that can be added later.
Hand Crafted Raintree Wood Puzzle
This is retro stuff that will be appreciated by older “boys” who care about the environment and fair trade. It’s a throwback to the kind of things that come from an earlier simpler age before toys became high-tech. Actually, it should be regarded more as a work of art built by a true craftsman than a toy, but then, place a young boy who has only known electronics, in front of a collection of toys like this, and maybe they might catch a glimpse of how things were and appreciate these handmade crafted simple puzzles.
WowWee Untamed Dragon
These collectible finger puppets that when played within a certain mode have an LED light-up mouth that glows. The puppets respond to the child’s touch. If the boy taps them on a nose they will react in a certain way, different from how they respond to other touches. These toys would be suitable for children over 5 and under 13. They are actually more interesting to watch than you might suspect. It’s a gift that may result in the child wanting other fingerlings from the series as they are encouraged to collect them. Unleash the boys’ creativity, this toy does more than just sit around and look adorable.
3Doodler Start Essentials
You will have heard of 3D Printers, well the 3Doodler is 3D sketching, using a special pen that extrudes a similar filament as is used in the big 3D printers. The whole thing has been made safe and children are able to create 3D objects freehand or use templates to create 3D items, like glasses. This would be both a toy for boys and girls, although I can see them using it differently. Any boy over 6 that received this gift would be thrilled and would have immense fun playing with it. There is an app available that displays various templates on a mobile phone and children can draw on the screen of the phone to make the objects.
People’s thoughts about space exploration are never far away, and this is something that boys would enjoy learning about. It is a starter telescope kit that will even hook up to a mobile phone. We are including this in this list of boy’s gifts, but it would also be equally suitable for girls who have an interest in the night sky. It is suitable for a wide range of age groups and boys between four and seventeen have enjoyed using it. I would guess that even a few adult “boys” would enjoy this telescope as well. Once again, this is a gift that makes learning fun, which should be encouraged.
For Boys Only
And whilst other gifts could equally be fine for girls, this one is clearly just for boys – just as the cover says. This book is the biggest, baddest, book ever. Someone has created a compendium of items that will appeal to boys, to create this excellent gift. It’s described as being suitable for boys between the ages of 8 to 11 years. Quite frankly, anything that comes with a lot of fun and encourages boys to read should be applauded. The book has a variety of subjects that all are geared to the mindset of boys, monsters, treasures, disasters, tricks, weapons, and Lamborghinis.
Boosted Mini X Electric Skateboard
This electric skateboard is an amazing piece of kit and can travel up to 20 mph and take you for 14 miles. You can imagine that any teenage boy would love to get his hands on one of these. All the benefits of a skateboard in terms of size, yet the speed and ease of motorized transport. This is no toy; it is a serious form of transport that is going to give a teenage boy under driving age the ability to be mobile. Absolutely one of the best items we found on Amazon when looking for boys’ gifts.
Fatboy Original Bean Bag Chair
The Fatboy bean bag rocking chair is a cool chair that would enhance any teen boy’s bedroom, great for sitting with a friend to watch Netflix or even for gaming. It has so many uses and would be a comfortable place for any young man to chill out when they get home. Too old for kids, teen boys are at an age where they start turning towards owning cool technology and status-filled stuff. The iconic Fatboy beanbag is ageless and different enough to be regarded as cool by these boys. If your son is a boy who is trying to turn his room into a cool refuge that is personalized to his tastes, then this is not a bad place to start.
Nostalgia Diner-Style Steamer
Another great gift for older boys who want a little independence and to host their friends is the extra-large diner-style hotdog steamer. Boys getting together to watch the big match would be greatly impressed with their own hot dog steamer, so they can serve food during the big game. In fact, this is a great gift for the whole family that will be used regularly or informal catering when people get together. It’s practical with a lot of uses and is so easy to use. Just add some water and set the heat to warm or hot, and that is it. It will even keep 12 buns warm.
Now radio control tanks are a different sort of gift, aimed at younger kids who are still interested in playing. Giving a boy control of one of these authentic-looking RC tanks. This appealing toy is perfect for boys around 6 years of age. It’s the kind of toy where if another child has one as well, it doubles the fun. Other models are available as the American tank. Boys at the age of six have vivid imaginations and toys are always welcome, especially toys that they can control and let their imagination run free. It provides hours of entertainment, thanks to the sounds, lights, swiveling turrets, gun barrels that move up and down, and some recoil when the loud gun fires.
Kindle Oasis Essentials Bundle
Back to older boys again and a gift that is going to help encourage good reading habits. The Kindle allows users to take a whole library of books and carry it in the palm of their hand. Having digital books available is a great encouragement to read more, something that will benefit the boy in the future as he grows older. There are a wide variety of books in the Kindle library that will appeal to boys and having their own Kindle device makes it possible to build a library of regular audiobooks to use with the device.
Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
Young people spend incredible amounts of time online and an ergonomic keyboard can make that time so much more comfortable, especially when studying and writing essays. If your boy, or girl, is now at an age where they are getting more work to do at home online, then this is a sound investment and will be a welcome gift. Apart from the fact that using an ergonomic keyboard is a healthier option, they also tend to look really cool on a desktop. If he already has an advanced computer, the ergonomic keyboard is the final item for his setup.