Gifts for Boys
If you have a baby boy in your family, you’ll be occasionally researching the best gift for boys at different stages of their development – from infancy to age 18. This month (March 2022), Motherhood HQ launched comprehensive gifting guides to enable anyone looking for a gift to easily narrow down and pick the most suitable one. We consulted an external baby psychologist to better understand baby boys and their interests and some of our lists on best gifts for baby boys have the insights of our experienced moms here at Motherhood HQ, moms in our network and experts that we consulted.
We’ve put together several lists of gift ideas that will make any boy happy, including infants, toddlers, and teens. From clothes to electronics, we have something for every occasion. We’ve also included resources on how you can find out what type of toys your child prefers and how to pick the perfect present for a baby boy.
Why Gifts are important:
Gifting is an important way to show your love and care for someone. It’s also a gesture of appreciation, especially during special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays, or Hanukah. When it comes to baby boys, there are many milestones and occasions worth celebrating. Choosing the perfect gift is a great way to mark these events and make your child feel special.
Gifts For Infant Boys
The best gift for an infant is usually something that is useful and will keep them entertained. A few ideas include:
-A musical toy that plays different notes or melodies
-A soft blanket or hooded towel to keep them warm and cozy
-A rattle or other toy that makes a noise to keep them amused
-A set of stacking cups or colorful balls
Factors to consider when getting a gift for an infant:
- Value of the gift: What will the gift enable the infant to learn/do?
- Age appropriateness: Is the gift suited for an infant’s age and developmental stage?
- Safety: Are all small parts/pieces securely fastened to the toy? Will it present a choking hazard?
- Occasion: Is it their first birthday? Get a gift that celebrates this milestone!
Gift Ideas for Infants:
- Musical Toys: A musical toy is a great gift for an infant. Some brands such as the Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes Musical Toy has a variety of classical melodies that will keep them entertained.
- Soft Blankets: A soft blanket is a great gift for an infant as it can keep them warm and comfortable. The Carter’s Unisex-Baby Receiving Blanket is made from 100% cotton and is machine-washable.
- Rattles: Rattles are a classic toy that babies love. They make a noise and are often brightly colored, which will keep an infant amused. The Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Teether is a great option as it is made from soft materials that are safe for babies to chew on.
- Stacking Cups: Stacking cups are a great way to help infants develop their fine motor skills. They can also learn about colors and counting. The Melissa and Doug Stacking Cups is a great set that comes with 10 brightly colored cups.
Check out our two main guides;
- Gifts for babies under 1 year
- Gifts for 1-year-old boys
For Toddler Boys
Toddlers are usually into anything that is noisy and colorful. They also love to explore their surroundings, so gifts that encourage this are always a hit. Some good gift ideas for toddlers include:
- -A set of blocks in different colors and shapes
- -Toy cars or vehicles
- -A play kitchen with utensils and food
- -A book with colorful pictures and big text
Factors to consider when getting a gift for a toddler:
- Their interests: What does your toddler enjoy doing the most? Try to find a gift that incorporates this.
- Age: Not all toddlers are at the same stage developmentally, so make sure you get something appropriate for their age.
- Safety: Toddlers can be very active and curious, so choose gifts that are safe for them to use.
- Occasion: What is the occasion? Some gifts, like books, can be used for any occasion.
Gift ideas for toddlers:
- Blocks: A set of blocks is a great gift for a toddler. They can use them to build towers, houses and other structures. The Mega Bloks 80-Piece Classic Building Set is a good option as it comes with a variety of blocks in different colors and shapes.
- Toy Cars: Toy cars are always popular with toddlers. The Hot Wheels Race Case Storage Box is a good option as it comes with a carrying handle and can store up to 72 cars.
- Play Kitchen: A play kitchen is a great gift for a toddler as it encourages role-playing and creativity. The Step2 LifeStyle Custom Kitchen is a good option as it comes with 22 accessories including pots, pans and utensils.
- Books: Books are a great gift for any occasion and for toddlers, they should be big, colorful and have text that is easy to read. The My First Touch and Feel Bible is a good option as it is filled with different textures that will engage a toddler’s senses.
- Electric cars, cycles and wagons: These are a great gift for a toddler who loves to explore. The Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor is a good option as it is made from durable materials and can be ridden indoors or outdoors.
Check out our guides on;
- Gifts for 2-year-old boys
- Gifts for 3-year-old boys
- Gifts for 4-year-old boys
- Gifts for 5-year-old boys
- Gifts for 6-year-old boys
- Gifts for 7-year-old boys
- Gifts for 8-year-old boys
- Gifts for 9-year-old boys
- Gifts for 10-year-old boys
For Teenage Boys
Teens tend to be into video games, music, and clothes. Having raised two boys through their teenage years, I have shared widely on how to best get them the most impactful, unique and meaningful gifts. We also have several guides here at Motherhood HQ covering gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and any other special occasion.
Teenage boys are usually into gadgets and anything that is electronic. If you’re looking for a gift for a teenage boy, some good ideas include:
- -A gaming console: A gaming console is a perfect gift for any teenage boy. The Xbox One S is a good option as it comes with a wireless controller and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
- -A laptop: A laptop is a great gift for any teenager as it allows them to do their school work and also stay connected with friends. The Acer Aspire E 15 is a good option as it comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory.
- -Headphones: Headphones are a great gift for any teenager as they allow them to listen to music or watch videos without disturbing others. The Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are a good option as they come with noise-canceling technology.
- -A drone: A drone is a great gift for any teenager who loves adventure. The DJI Mavic Air Drone is a good option as it comes with a 4K camera and a 3-axis gimbal.
- Hoverboard: A hoverboard is a great gift for any teenager who loves to ride. The Swagtron T6 Off-Road Hoverboard is a good option as it comes with all-terrain tires and a Bluetooth speaker.
- Bike: A bike is a great gift for any teenager who loves to ride. The Raleigh Tokul 2 Mountain Bike is a good option as it comes with a hydroformed alloy frame, Shimano derailleur, and SR Suntour suspension fork.
Factors to consider when getting a gift for a teen:
- Their interests/hobbies: Get a gift that matches their interests or hobbies. If they like to play video games, get them a gaming console. If they’re into music, get the headphones.
- What they need: Teens can be practical and many of them will appreciate getting a gift that they can use for school or for their hobbies. A laptop is a great example of a gift that most teens will appreciate.
- Their age: Try to get a gift that is appropriate for their age. For example, a 14-year-old might not appreciate getting a hoverboard as a gift.
- Where they’re at in life: Teens are at a stage where they’re starting to become more independent and many of them will appreciate gifts that allow them to do things on their own. A bike is a good example of a gift that can help them get around town.
- Occasion: When getting a gift for a teen, it’s important to consider the occasion. For example, for a birthday you might want to get them a gift that is related to their interests, while for Christmas you might want to get them something practical.
You can also check out our guides on;
Where to find gifts for boys:
- Amazon: Amazon is a great place to find gifts for boys of all ages. They have a wide selection of products and they offer free shipping on orders over $25.
- Walmart: Walmart also offers a wide selection of gifts for boys of all ages. They have an online store as well as physical stores, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
- Target: Target also offers a wide selection of gifts for boys of all ages. They have an online store as well as physical stores, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
- eBay: eBay is a great place to find unique gifts for boys. You can find products from a variety of different sellers, so you’re sure to find something that matches their interests.
- Fat Boy Gifts: Fat Boy Gifts is a website that specializes in gifts for boys. They have a wide selection of products and they offer free shipping on orders over $50.