No matter whether he’s big or small, birthday gifts for boys should appeal to his nature, whether that is sporty, geeky, energetic, or even a real ol’ fidget. Don’t go for the tired old clichés – take some inspiration from this collection of gifts that cater to every budget and buy him a gift he didn’t know he needed.
Most boys dream of being a pilot, and with the DJI Spark, they can be! With an on-board camera and speeds of up to 31mph, this drone makes dreams come true.
Made for extreme off-roading, the Traxxas TRX-4 Crawler is a faithful reproduction of the Land Rover Defender, and boasts waterproof electronics for even the most challenging of weathers and terrains.
Whether you choose Tacosaurus Rex or Tricerataco, these dinosaurs will each hold two taco shells firmly in place, ready to be filled and devoured in a truly Jawrassic eating experience.
Give him somewhere to store all those sporting, movie, or theater ticket stubs, with this diary which features clear sleeves to fit different sized tickets, along with space for handwritten notes.
Kingdom Hearts III brings together Final Fantasy and Disney, for an epic PlayStation 4 experience he will never forget, and comes with 20 Disney minigames included for a little light relief.
If your boy’s idea of comfort food is a grilled cheese sandwich, cut out the mess with this pack of special bags for the perfect anytime snack, straight from the toaster.
This camera phone kit makes a fab birthday gift for boys who love photography, as it comes with clip-on lenses (macro and wide-angle), clip-on LED light, and handy carry case.
With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the GoPro HERO4 is the perfect camera for filming adventures and extreme sports, and features (among others) cinema quality capture, night photo and night lapse capabilities.
Models make ideal birthday gifts, and this one builds into a replica Leonardo da Vinci catapult, with all pieces pre-cut and ready to assemble with the glue provided. Suitable for beginners.
Offering a panoramic view, the Holy Stone HS700 FPV Drone features a 1080p HD Camera Live Video, Return to Home, up to 20 mins flight time, and one key quick launch.
The enemy won’t run far when he points this double barrel shooter in their direction, as it fires 50 delicious mini marshmallows (25 per barrel) up to 30ft away!
If the birthday boy likes to shoot hoops, this adjustable height (7.5’ to 10’) basketball hoop is super strong and durable, and can be wheeled around for the best positioning possible.
With tens of thousands of TV channels, and millions of websites available, the Amazon Fire TV Stick allows 4K Ultra HD streaming, all controlled by voice thanks to Alexa Voice Remote.
With 6 free titles, such as Toy Box and Dead and Buried included, the Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System allows players to fully immerse themselves in the game.
Adorned with old school artwork of the iconic game, the Arcade 1Up’s Pac-Man stands at just under 4ft tall and comes with the original (and best) joystick configuration and gameplay.
Teens the world over have embraced Fortnite, and this Deep Freeze bundle will enhance their gameplay no end. Includes Battle Royale game, Frostbite Outfit, Chill-Axe Pickaxe, 1000 V-Bucks, and more.
Take him back to the days of arcade gaming with this 4ft 3-in-1 arcade cabinet which features not one, not two, but three Street Fighter II games, including Champion Edition.
The best seating option for man caves and teen dens, the Chill Sack is a huge beanbag that comes in 16 different colors and is big enough to seat 2 or more.
Ideal for super sleuths and spies alike, Codenames is a word game that’s simple in design but complex in play as each team battles to contact the 25 secret agents first.
The NERF Elite Digital Target makes the perfect birthday gift for boys who love to practice their aim. Ideal for solo or team practice, it includes interactive LCD lights and sounds.
With 10 different games included, the Home Dual Shot features a near-100% accurate scoring system, and comes with a 3 digit scoreboard, audio jack for external speakers, and multiple size options.
Rest the Nintendo Switch into the dock at home to play on the TV, and then simply lift it out to continue the game on the go – no more interrupted games.
The Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is a force to be reckoned with, as it holds up to 100 rounds and unleashes its fury on the enemy at 100 feet per second.
Whether he uses it for school, work, or the gym, the Adidas Originals Santiago duffel bag provides plenty of space with a large main compartment and side pockets, and adjustable shoulder strap.
As challenging as it is beautiful, this Geode puzzle will test even the biggest puzzle-master as they fit the wooden pieces together to form a stunning geode, in pink, blue, or multi-colored.
The Kindle Paperwhite makes reading by the pool as easy as reading in bed, thanks to the glare free screen and waterproof design, and can be paired with headphones for listening, instead.
Handmade from pine, this cribbage board comes with a cut out of one of 10 different states in the center, to remind him of home, or another special place.
Unleash the birthday boy’s inner geek with a Rock Science Kit from Toysmith. With everything needed to identify and classify different rocks, this kit comes with 15 samples to get him started.
With every character from Super Smash Bros. working alongside brand new characters like Inkling and Ridley, this 2018 game for the Nintendo Switch is an old school/new world hybrid that will enthral.
Sphero is a robot with a big personality. Teach it to roll, spin, flip, and even change color, before moving on to more complex commands using the text-based code viewer.
He’ll see stars wherever he goes, thanks to the Celestron 21038 Travel Scope 50; the fully portable telescope which comes with all the accessories need for crystal clear celestial viewing.
Day or night, the sparkles in Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty never dull thanks to the black light key chain included. Pull, poke, stretch and tear – it never loses its shape.
If you’re looking for a gift with a sting in its tail, this 6” scorpion pen from the Planet Pens Animal Collection will appeal to boys who love creepy critters.
The Rustler 4×4 looks like it means business, and it really does. With a 2 channel radio, and 5 speed control, this mighty RC car makes light work of heavy terrain.
For a new twist on an old classic, this Umbra Wobble Chess Set features a concave board with round bottoms on the playing pieces, so they wobble about without falling down.
Solve the problem of where he puts his phone when he’s working out with this water bottle holder which features a very clever clear-fronted pocket to hold his cell or keys.
3 Diy Gifts for Boys
Marshmallow blow guns are a lot of fun, and, as they’re firing little pieces of mallow, they don’t hurt, either. Make some at home using PVC piping, and duct tape for decoration.
Head to the hardware store for some PVC piping and joints, and you can build this DIY frame that’s perfect for hanging a home-made target, made from canvas and paints.
Outdoor games are essential for expending energy, and this home-made version of a can toss game uses Angry Birds as its inspiration – adapt your own version for any character you like.
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