I know, Halloween just ended, and Thanksgiving should definitely be celebrated before Christmas. However, if you are like me, you are already on the lookout for getting the best deals on Christmas gifts. While I strongly believe in focusing on Christ during the Christmas season, I think the gift giving part is fun.
The first gifts on this list are things that my Jack either loves, I think he would love, or we are planning to get him for Christmas. These are mainly geared toward younger boys — since, you know, that’s where most of my experience is!
While these may not be #1 toys for all boys, in my experience, boys tend to gravitate toward some of these items. And yes, I’m sure some of your daughters and grand daughters would enjoy these toys, too.
Come back next week for a girl’s gift guide!
These are some of Jack’s favorite toys! We bought him one of the sets, plus a couple of the smart cars, and Jack loves playing with them. He has a tow truck, fire truck, and police car, and now, whenever he sees real ones on the road, he immediately recognizes them. The music is fun, the colors are bright, and it is sure to be a hit with any little guy.
We reviewed some of Thomas the Train Trackmaster sets awhile back, and one of the sets that we were sent, we decided to save for Jack’s main Christmas presents. These are some of the best train tracks out there — they are sturdy, have lots of turns and curves, and the motorized trains are great. You can buy expansion packs to connect the different sets together, and there are a bunch of different trains you can buy. Jack loves his James and Percy!
Lately, whenever we go to Target or Walmart, we have to quickly walk past or avoid the toy aisle, mainly because of dump trucks! This Matchbox one has particularly caught his eye, and it’s really hard to peel him away from it. I don’t know if we’ll get it for him for Christmas, but it’s definitely on the list for his birthday. He loves being able to load things up and dump them out — he always plays with the dump truck in nursery like there’s no tomorrow!
Cozy Coupe Car
I think every kid needs one of these at some point in their life! We got Jack the classic red Cozy Coupe last year for Christmas, and it was a huge hit. His cousins (of all ages) absolutely loved it, too. I came across this fun cozy coupe truck that is so cute. I think Jack would have loved this version.
We love Duplo Blocks around here. Jack is a little too young for tiny legos, and these are the perfect size for him. We have a couple different sets, and they are all a lot of fun. We especially like the ones that come with animals. Jack LOVES animals!
These appear to be all the rage right now! They apparently help prepare kids for two wheel bikes faster than training wheels do. Jack loves bikes and is always asking us for one. I think he’d love this one. Though, if you still want training wheels, the classic Radio Flyer bike is always a big hit.
I think this is a great gift for any budding artist!
I don’t know why, but I always think Christmas is a great time to expand your game collection. Operation is a classic game that’s great for young kiddos.
Forrest is always saying we need to get Jack Lincoln Logs. He loved them growing up, and he thinks Jack will as well. I think he secretly just wants to get them so he has an excuse to play with them as well!
Now, here are some other great little boy gift ideas that we are giving away in this giveaway! I think these are really fun, and even if you don’t win the giveaway, be sure to consider them for Christmas gifts this year. The rafflecopter widget is at the end of this post – we will have multiple winners, so don’t be afraid to enter!
Hasbro – N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW
Awesome NERF MEGA power and performance transition from blaster to bow with the addition of the N-STRIKE MEGA THUNDERBOW toy. The bow’s dynamic arms and traditional pull back system can fire five NERF MEGA whistler darts in a row up to an amazing distance of 100 feet. Includes 10 MEGA Whistler darts and holds up to five NERF MEGA darts at a time. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.
The Learning Journey – COASTER SERIES – TECHNO GEARS MARBLE MANIA ACCELERATOR 2.0
Kids can use over 400 colorful pieces to create their own thrill ride with the Techno Gears Marble Mania Accelerator 2.0. The automatic marble launcher will propel marbles through the giant marble loop and into a series of twisting and turning roller coaster tracks accompanied by fun roller coaster sounds. The set includes multiple channels, 3-D connectors and structures, dual spiral lifters, flashing lights and much more
Sprout Kids – Whale Chair
As with all Sprout furniture, the Whale Chair features tool-less easy assembly. It also packs flat so it can easily be stored under the bed or in the closet. It is a great addition to any kids room or you can put it in the living area to give them a little place that is all their own. The whale Rocking Chair requires no tools, no hardware, and is simple to assemble. Patent pending Tension Lock Technology uses the natural properties of wood to create a sturdy durable joint that can be assembled and disassembled repeatedly.
Discovery Toys – Motorworks
This junior-mechanic set has a working power tool and a shop full of parts to build three free-wheeling vehicles! A motorcycle, prop plane, and race car are sized right for small hands and feature moving parts. Includes tool box, dull child-safe electric power drill and manual screwdriver, and extra screws.
Discovery Toys – Zip Track
Shift playtime into high gear with this unique raceway set! Snap and click track pieces to design your own interactive flexible roadway, with hundreds of possible color combinations. Adjust the Open End Connectors for an off-track detour. Experiment with building principles and simple physics to keep your battery-powered vehicles on course.
200 track pieces, cross track, 4 bridge supports, 2 open end pieces, SUV with working headlights
Alex Toys – Zoom Around Town
Ready to Zoom? All roads lead to fun with Zoom Around Town by ALEX. It’s a play mat that comes with four brightly colored cars that your little one can zoom around on the roadways!
John Wik Coloring Books – Kaleidoscopes
These books by John Wik are so fun and come in a variety of designs. The Kaleidoscopes features 48 kaleidoscopic designs for coloring enthusiasts of all ages! These beautiful mandalas are printed on one side of the paper for convenient coloring and have been framed in black for dramatic effect!
Okiedog children bags are designed with love. They comply with all safety standards, have high quality and are made from very durable materials. As with all okiedog bags, children bags are PVC-, Phthalate- AZO- and BPA-free. Okiedog has some great products, and you can get 20% any purchase with the code 4590. Winner of the giveaway gets to choose which Wildpack backpack they would like.