My son turns 9 this month. The top of his list is a Nature Bound Bug Catcher Toy. No kidding. But my parents keep telling me they think he is hard to buy for (he’s not!). I decided to make a gift giving guide for boys for guidance. Why not share it to help others with their birthday toy decisions!
Gift Guide for Boys Ages 8-10
The Nature Bound Bug Catcher Toy – This toy says it is for ages 5-12. It has an integrated LED light, carabineer, and battery operated vacuum mechanism make bug-catching fun! Kids can inspect their favorite bugs without killing them! With the chambered capture gun, your kids will not have to touch bugs while observing. Triggered suction and clear 360-degree sides keep your child engaged without handling bugs.
Little Bits Rule Your Room Kit – This toy says ages 8+. We actually own this! It’s one of his favorite things. Winner of 15+ awards & gift guides, the Rule Your Room Kit empowers your kids to transform any boring old object into an awesome, interactive invention. They’ll have so much fun controlling their stuff with touch-activated inventions, they won’t even realize they’re gaining STEM/STEAM skills. My son has built all kinds of fun inventions!
Lego Star Wars BB-8 – What kid doesn’t like Star Wars and Legos? Then combine them together, and you are a winner. This says ages 10-16 years old, but my 8 year old built it just fine. There was one part he needed help with, and it was a gear issue. This LEGO Star Wars incarnation of the BB-8 droid from the new Star Wars movie trilogy makes the perfect gift for any Star Wars or LEGO fan. Turn one wheel at the side to rotate the detailed head, and another to open the access hatch and extend the ‘welding torch’. This model also comes with a display stand, decorative fact plaque and small BB-8 figure, making it a great display piece.
Books! I highly recommend the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Box Set. It says ages 10-14, but my 8 year old read them and couldn’t put them down. In fact, all of his classmates have been into them as well. This value-priced set includes the best-selling The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. Whether it is for readers who are experiencing Percy’s thrilling adventures with Greek gods and monsters for the first time, or for fans who want to devour the saga again, this gift will be prized by young and old.A Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. My son absolutely loves his Kindle. I would recommend this! This is not a toy, but a full-featured Fire HD 8 tablet with a vibrant HD display, 32 GB internal storage, and up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage. The included 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to 15,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, and more. 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and they will replace it for free. No questions asked. Flexible parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals that can be managed through your child’s device, or remotely from Amazon Parent Dashboard.
While we are discussing Amazon, I would go ahead and get a Prime membership NOW! Summer brings Amazon Prime Day! Tons of great sales – like Christmas in July! This Kindle is SURE to be available at a great discount. You can even get a free trial right now!
I hope this list gives you some great ideas.
If you are looking for cheaper presents, don’t forget you could do a fun gift basket of a whoopie cushion, slinky, or candy, among other things!!! I promise – boys are easy to shop for! Don’t forget they love all things gross!