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20 Best Christmas Toys for Boys

Updated 15 October 2020

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Christmas is upon us again and the rush to fill up those stockings is in full swing. If you‘re in need of some fresh gift ideas for boys, we‘re here to help. 

Boys can be tricky to buy for, but don‘t fear; our list features 20 toys that come highly recommended by the parents and adults who‘ve seen them in action. We didn‘t include any toys that have phoney reviews, so every product in our list is tried, tested and approved.

1Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper (Best Toddler Option)

Pogo sticks have been around for many years, but this pogo jumper was designed for boys of toddler age. It is capable of supporting up to 250 pounds, and the bottom piece is made from durable foam that acts like a bungee jumper.

What we love

  • This jumper can be purchased in several color schemes
  • It can be used indoors and outdoors

We dont like this as much

  • The handlebar could be adjustable for longevity

2World of Disney Eye Found It Card Game (Best Runner-Up Toddler Option)

This card game is ideal for traveling, and each card is designed with a beautiful picture from different Disney movies and TV shows. It is an easy game that helps toddlers and kids to develop their observational skills and learn to pay attention to detail in what they are looking at.

What we love

  • This game only takes up to 15 minutes to play
  • The game includes 12 cards with different Disney realms depicted on them

We dont like this as much

  • It does require two people to actually play the game

3ThinkFun Zingo (Best Age 4 Option)

Zingo is an award-winning game that allows kids to experience the classic game of Bingo with a zing of excitement. It is designed to be a fast-paced version, and it uses easy to read words and pictures instead of the traditional numbers of a Bingo game.

What we love

  • It is designed to be simplistic for younger ages
  • It uses easy words with pictures to assist with learning to read

We dont like this as much

  • Only 7 people can play at a time

4Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Figures

This is one of the best Christmas toys for boys because it includes all of the classic favorite Christmas Rudolph characters. The set includes a total of 8 figurines that kids can play with and reenact some of their favorite Rudolph Christmas scenes.

What we love

  • Each figurine is capable of standing alone
  • The figurines represent characters from the 1964 holiday TV film "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer"

We dont like this as much

  • The figurines don't permit any body movements

5Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Best Age 5 Option)

In this version of Super Mario, kids can enjoy playing as some of their favorite characters. This version includes 3 different memorable adventures in one game that before wasn’t available on the Nintendo Switch.

What we love

  • These games can be played in tabletop or handheld mode
  • Some of the games have a co-star mode for two players

We dont like this as much

  • Games only offer minor improvements on older versions

6LEGO City Advent Calendar 60268

With this LEGO set, kids can begin to learn about the world of LEGO city. It is designed to be an introduction set, and it contains various mini-figures and accessories to set the mood of various seasons.

What we love

  • This LEGO set contains a total of 342 pieces
  • It includes a total of 6 mini-figures, like Chief Wheeler in a Santa costume

We dont like this as much

  • It can be used with other LEGO sets, but they are all sold separately

7VTech Rock and Bop Music Player (Best Age 6 Option)

This music player is designed to entertain children. It allows them to listen to various types of music, and it also includes 10 different musical learning games that introduce children to things like time, letters, numbers, animals, and more.

What we love

  • It comes with headphones that limit volume for ear protection
  • It only requires 2 AAA batteries to operate

We dont like this as much

  • It only offers 3 musical styles: Hip-hop, rock, and classical

8Lionel North Pole Central Model Train Set

This model train set comes with a track and Holiday decorated train. It runs on remote control, and some of the locomotive features that are included in the set are a whistle, a working headlight, and different authentic train sounds.

What we love

  • This set includes 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces
  • It is easy to set up

We dont like this as much

  • It requires 6 C cell batteries, but they are not included

9Nerf Centurion

This Nerf gun is designed to look like a Centurion Mega blaster. Unlike other Nerf guns, this gun comes with a bipod to help stead it for games of snipping an opponent. Plus, it includes a 6-dart clip with 6 official Mega darts.

What we love

  • The gun can easily be stabilized with the use of the folding bipod
  • It is designed to be easy to reload

We dont like this as much

  • There are extra dart packs available, but they are sold separately

10Crayola Ultimate Light Board Red, Drawing Tablet

With this tablet, kids can draw to their heart’s content without all of the mess of common art supplies. The board uses a LED light to shine through on the different pictures drawn, and it has a reusable surface that reacts to gel FX markers.

What we love

  • This board includes 6 different gel FX markers
  • The markers are washable and non-toxic

We dont like this as much

  • This light board requires 3 AA batteries, but they are not included with the board

11Kids Digital Sport Watch

This sports watch is designed for the ultimate kid athlete, including runners and swimmers. It is designed to be both shockproof and waterproof, and the band s made from durable silicone rubber with stainless steel cast back for the wearer’s comfort.

What we love

  • This watch has multiple functions like an alarm and a stopwatch to name two
  • It has a back-light to make it easier for kids to read

We dont like this as much

  • It is only waterproof up to 50M

12Hedbanz Picture Guessing Board Game

With this game, kids can enjoy an interesting guessing game with their friends and the whole family. It comes with 6 total headbands for up to 6 players, and they place a card on the headband, and players have to guess things to figure out which picture they are wearing on their head.

What we love

  • This game comes with 69 question cards
  • The question cards have nice illustrations of different things

We dont like this as much

  • This game is easy to play, but it ends quickly

13Ravensburger Gravitrax

This innovative marble track comes with many pieces that allow kids to build their ideal marble track. It is designed to develop a child’s critical skills, and it comes with clear instructions on how to build the track and allows experiments with magnetism, engineering, and gravity.

What we love

  • This set will allow kids to be creative in building their track
  • It has easy-to-understand instructions for constructing and operating the track

We dont like this as much

  • Regular marbles won't work with this set, you have to purchase specific replacement marbles

14Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot

With this set, kids can learn to build their solar robots. It comes with instructions on how to build up to 12 different solar robot models. One of the best things about this robot set is that it is solar-powered and will never require any batteries to operate the robot.

What we love

  • This set helps kids to experience science and engineering
  • Each of the 12 robot designs has an easy step by step guide

We dont like this as much

  • You can only build one robot at a time

15Monopoly Disney Nightmare Before Christmas

In this Monopoly game, kids can enjoy being some of their favorite characters from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Instead of the traditional property spaces, the board takes kids through an adventure of Halloween Town.

What we love

  • This game can be played by 2 to 6 players
  • It has a custom game board and cards

We dont like this as much

  • The character pawns could use more detail

16LEGO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker D-O 75278

This LEGO kit allows kids to build D-O from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie. It includes all of the pieces to build the character, and it is classified as a collectible Star Wars item.

What we love

  • This is a small collectable that kids can build on their own
  • The head is capable of rotating 360 degrees

We dont like this as much

  • This collectable can go with other LEGO sets, but they are sold separately

17My Audio Pet Mini

This speaker is designed to look like Scales the dragon, and it is classified as a true wireless stereo speaker. It comes with its hide and speaks app that is designed to work specifically with this my audio pet.

What we love

  • Every my audio pet comes with a 100% manufacturer guarantee
  • It has a built-in mic and uses a rechargeable custom built play battery

We dont like this as much

  • The My Audio Pet can be purchased in other characters, but they are all sold separately

18What Do You Meme?

This game has been reinvented for families everywhere with this new version. It is designed specifically for kids and family, and it allows them to create the funniest memes possible.

What we love

  • The game includes a total of 300 caption cards and 65 photo cards for the creation of memes
  • The content can be fun for the entire family

We dont like this as much

  • This version shouldn't be mixed with the traditional version because of some of the same card usage

19Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera

This is the ultimate mini camera for any kids that love photography and likes to be artistic. It comes with an accessory bundle that not only includes a case, but it also has an album, filters, and various other decorative pieces.

What we love

  • This bundle also includes instant film for instant development
  • It can be purchased in different color schemes

We dont like this as much

  • The camera requires 2 AA batteries, but it only comes with demo batteries

20Drone for Kids

This drone is designed to be easy to fly, and it can connect via Wi-Fi and can produce real-time video feed. The drone is a quadcopter, and it comes equipped with altitude hold and the arms can be folded in for protection when stored.

What we love

  • It is capable of real-time FPV transmission
  • It is capable of providing HD images unlike many other drones

We dont like this as much

  • The user manual can be difficult to understand for younger ages and should be used in the presence of an adult