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It can be a real struggle deciding on what to get for Christmas for your loved ones each year, especially when it comes to young boys with constantly changing interests.
There are so many different options out there that it can be a little overwhelming at times. Here at Kidadl, we've created a list of our top 15 Christmas present ideas for boys; a mixture of popular toys, games, and gadgets for different ages and price ranges.
Take a look at our top-rated cool gifts for boys below, and if you need even more inspiration you can check out some similar lists for the best Christmas presents for brothers, and the best Minecraft toys, games, and gifts!
Our Top Choice
Star Wars - The Child "Baby Yoda" Plush Collectible Figure - Smyths Toy
Coming up with Christmas ideas for kids can be tricky, but this Star Wars toy is sure to do the job. Following a year of incredible popularity after having first appeared in The Mandalorian, this adorable Star Wars 'Baby Yoda' character is bang on trend, and the subsequent soft toy figure makes for the perfect gift for boys all the way from three years, up until their late teens. At 28cm tall and with an extremely well-detailed and realistic vinyl head, the toy is both soft enough to snuggle with, sturdy enough to stand up and display, and perfectly sized to take along on adventures and enjoy imaginative play with. A fun gift for kids of all ages, and at a decent price!
- Price: 24.99
- Age: 3 years +
- Vinyl head and bean-filled base
Best For A Good Night's Sleep
Fortnite Boys' Pyjamas
If you're struggling to find boys presents this year, look no further. These Fortnite PJs are the perfect Christmas gift for fans of the popular video game. The two-piece set comes with full-length blue bottoms adorned by the Fornite logo, and a grey long sleeve top with the bus graphic from the game. The stylish jammies are made with super soft cotton for ultimate comfort and are great for a cold winter night's sleep, or simply lounging around the house. With a range of sizes from kids of seven years all the way up until 14, you can't really go wrong with the fun design!
- Price: £14.99
- Age: 7-14 years
- Made with cotton
Best For Potterheads
Lego Harry Potter Knight Bus
If Harry Potter is their thing, then this Lego set is the perfect gift this Christmas. Kids, tweens, and teens alike will have so much fun building the vibrant purple Knight bus from the iconic film scene that any Potterhead will instantly recognise. With three levels to build, an openable roof, and a sliding door, you'll really be able to watch the scene come to life before you as you build and play. The set also comes with three lego characters (Harry, Stan Shunpike, and Ernie Prang), along with Harry's wooden trunk, a wand, a potion bottle, and the dangling head for the bus! Ideal for anyone aged 8 years and older, kids will be able to use their imagination and add this to their lego collection.
- Price: £27.99
- Age: 8+
- The set is made up of 403 pieces of plastic lego and reaches 16cm high when built
Best For Playing Together
Munchin' Monkey Board Game - Argos
Not all the boys gifts on this list are for sole use, this cheeky board game provides plenty of fun for the whole family. The aim of the game is to be the first to make the monkey poop in his nappy. Could there be anything funnier for boys? Two or more players take turns to roll the dice and either feed the hanging monkey a coconut or coconut water, watching as his nappy fills up. The first one to make the monkey poop is the winner! The hilarious game has lots of interactive sounds, is fun for all ages, and you may just find yourself giggling alongside the kids.
- Price: £20
- Age: 4 years +
- The game comes with 20 coconuts, a bowl, a spoon, 30 nappies, dice, and stickers. 3 x AA batteries are included
Best For Star Wars Fans
Disney Star Wars Glow In The Dark Duvet Cover And Pillowcase Set - Dunelm
A good set of bedding can really change the look of a room, and there's no better way to do so than with your favourite characters decorated on it. This highly-rated Star Wars duvet and pillow set is the perfect gift for young fans, and it's no ordinary one either. It's reversible (so that you can flip over to the 'dark side') and is also glow in the dark. Soft, durable, machine washable, and easily closed with a popper, kids and tweens will be able to get so much love from it!
- Price: £28 for a single set
- Age: 4 years + or when transitioned to a single bed
- 50% cotton, 50% polyester
Best For Creative Minds
Mini Scriball - Mitre
If you're looking for football gifts for boys this Christmas, this Mini Scriball fits the bill. Not only will kids end up with their own little football to kick about, but they'll get to design it themselves. After pumping up the ball with the mini pump provided, your boy will have a choice of five coloured pens to use and get creative with to conjure up his very own unique design. The finished ball can either be kept in the provided stand and admired, or taken outside to play with!
- Price: £10.50
- Age: 3 years +
- Includes an uninflated ball, a mini pump, 5 pens, and a stand
Best For Families On A Budget
Super Mario Uno Card Game - The Entertainer
Join your favourite characters as you play. This extremely popular card game is great not only for boys but for the entire family, and is a very decent price for a small Christmas gift that can be played over and over again. Played with anything from two to ten players, this Super Mario Uno differs from the classic Uno that we know and love with the inclusion of a special Mario rule and card, and makes for plenty of exciting fun. Ideal for fans of Super Mario!
- Price: £5.60
- Age: 7 years +
- Comes with 112 cards and instructions in the box
Best For A Competition
Air Shot Hovering Ball Shooting Game - Robert Dyas
There are plenty of popular gadgets for boys that will make for a fantastic gift this Christmas, but you may just find that this Hovering Ball Shooting Game takes the crown. Great for target practice, the whole set-up looks very high-tech and is extremely safe and non-harmful to use. Simply switch on the target base, load up your blaster with darts, pull back the slider, and aim for the floating styrofoam balls. Kids will have hours of entertainment attempting to shoot them all down and can even get the rest of the family involved for a good-natured competition!
- Price: £14.99
- Age: 8 years +
- Includes 6 darts, 2 blasters, and 5 balls
- Batteries are not included
Best For Book Worms
David Walliams' The World's Worst Parents - Waterstones
Books can make for great Christmas gifts for kids, and David Walliams has proved to be a real hit amongst young boys this year. This hilarious book contains ten tales of silly, wicked parents, and follows the hit books 'The World's Worst Children' and 'The World's worst Teachers'. Packed full of bright and humorous illustrations, they won't be able to put the book down. Whether read alone or with a parent, there are sure to be plenty of laughs out of this top-rated book.
- Price: £11.99
- Age: 7+
- 312 pages of laughter
Best For Marvel Fans
Groot Goo Jit Zu Marvel Superheroes - Argos
If you're stuck trying to pick good toys for boys this Christmas, this stretchy Groot Goo Jit Zu is a must-buy. Baby Groot has been an absolute hit since he first appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, and this super-cute squishy toy has proved to be almost as popular. One of many collectible Goo Jit Zu Marvel characters, kids can squeeze, stretch, play with, and carry around this small toy. With a unique goo filling of green leaves and a fabulously squeezy texture to play with, you'll even be able to stretch Groot to up to 3x his original size. The toy is recommended for those over four years old, but those much older may enjoy collecting them, and adults may not be able to resist a good old squeeze either!
- Price: £13
- Age: 4 years +
- The toy is 24.2cm in height
Best For Long-Lasting Entertainment
All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet - Amazon
When searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for boys, this Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet has to be included on the list. Though it is one of the pricier gifts out there, there are so many great things included with the 8-inch tablet such as a 1 year subscription to Amazon Kids+ (with thousands of videos, apps, games, books, and content), a 2 year manufacturer's warranty, a kid-proof case, parental controls, two cameras, 32gb of storage, and up to 12 hours of battery. The tablet is super popular among kids for good reason, and is particularly recommended for those between three and twelve years, though even younger children may enjoy using the tablet to watch their favourite shows!
- Price: £139.99
- Age: 3 years +
- The tablet is 10th generation, released in 2020
Best For A Kick About
Hover Football - Let Loose Moose
These Hover Football sets are great Christmas presents for boys of all ages and provide plenty of fun all year round. While you don't exactly want to be out playing football in wet or cold weather, this game was built to be played indoors on any smooth surface. The set includes two hover footballs designed with brightly coloured LED lights and foam bumpers to prevent any damage to furniture or injuries to the leg, and besides being lots of fun is also great exercise. Kids, teens, and adults can all join in on the fun and wow at the floating footballs as they play!
- Price: £16.99
- Age: 3 years +
- Batteries not included
Best For Racing
Hot Wheels 10 Car Pack Assortment
Cars can almost always be relied on to make for great Christmas gifts for boys, especially those who love racing, race tracks, and collecting cars. The variety pack comes with ten different colourful and unique designs that can be added to their car collection or raced all over the house. Not only are they great for imaginative play, but they're also incredibly well made with authentic details. Your little car lover is sure to light up when they unwrap this gift, though we'd recommend you keep in mind that the pack is a random assortment and may not be the ones pictured.
- Price: £10
- Age: 3 years +
- Made with metal
Best For Future Stars
VTech Kidizoom Studio - Smyths Toys
In an age where YouTube is everything and your kids may spend their days watching and looking up to vloggers and content creators, imagine the excitement on their faces when they discover that they can now join in on the fun and create their very own videos. This super easy to use HD camera is perfect for those aged five and over, and comes with a kit of everything you could possibly need to make exciting content. The kit includes a green screen, special effects, up to 20 different backgrounds (including the beach, dinosaurs, and making yourself invisible), a mini-tripod, a wrist strap, and a charger. The camera itself features a screen that can be flipped to film in selfie mode, and a 2.4" screen to re-watch your clips. There's even child-friendly video editing involved so they can really learn about the whole process and get started at an early age. The Kidizoom Studio kit is super great value for money and is a great way to get kids out of their comfort zones and getting creative!
- Price: £49.99
- Age: 5 Years +
- HD video recording with a 720p capability
Best For Learning
Botley 2.0 The Coding Robot Activity Set - John Lewis
If your boys are fans of science, technology, engineering, or even electronics, then they'll love this exciting coding robot for Christmas. The innovative STEM toy is so much fun and actively encourages learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking. The new and improved 2.0 version of the Botley robot will teach children how to code steps, movements, challenges, light shows, and more in a simple and easy to understand manner. No screen is needed to use it, and the set itself includes the robot, a remote programmer, coding cards, double-sided boards, faceplates, obstacle pieces to build, and a starter guide. Younger children may benefit from the help of an adult, but they'll be sure to have just as much fun as elder kids!
- Price: £62.38
- Age: 5 years +
- Get coding in minutes
Rachel grew up in Switzerland and currently lives in north-west London. She is an avid reader, writer, and a real foodie and loves discovering new hotspots and trendy places to go in the city. She also enjoys planning days out for her family, she especially loves taking her little cousins swimming and to the park. When she has some free time she loves going to concerts, baking, or visiting her family at their home in Essex. She can sometimes be found travelling a bit further than Essex and loves meticulously planning and researching a trip before heading off to explore new places in Europe and further afield.