Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys


This is a new gift idea category this year, focused on PacMan who is 9.  He has approved everything in this post and helped me come up with the suggestions!  Although Pac is 9, he is a bit of a younger kid at heart…meaning he still enjoys toys geared for younger kids too.  So, keep that in mind with his recommendations.  Some boys his age might be way too cool for some of the things he loves!

I get asked a lot about gift ideas, so I thought it might be helpful to throw a few out there with some mini reviews on each item. We personally own everything I recommend, and I will never recommend something we don’t love!

I am also a believer in LESS is MORE, so although I recommend things, please know that things don’t make us happy…they are just a small addition to an already full life in Christ. I don’t in any way believe that Christmas is about stuff. I realize gifts are a natural part {especially from grandparents!}, and I love getting recommendations also, which is why I share with you! I may add to the list as I think of other ideas, so be sure to check back!

This is my list of ideas for boys, gearing towards ages 6-10. I will link to everything where I find the best online price {most of the time it is Amazon}. Most links are affiliate links, some are not {if I am not affiliated with the particular company}. If you purchase anything through an affiliate link, you give back a percentage to our family…thanks!

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  • The Jesus Storybook Bible {Pac really loves this right now, we are reading it nightly and almost done}
  • Hands-On Bible ~ this is his bedroom Bible and is one of his favorites, he reads this one at night.
  • Adventure Bible ~ his other favorite Bible, he has the version I linked to but I think they have an updated newer version too.

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  • Perplexus ~ he got this recently and it is hard but he loves it.
  • Rubiks 360 ~ had this since last year and still loves it.
  • Bop It! ~ loves it!
  • Frigits ~ all 3 kids LOVE this!
  • Zoobs ~ family favorite!
  • Magneatos {Play with Me post here} ~another family favorite!
  • Locking Ladders ~ Pac loves these!
  • Trio Blocks ~ He and Krash both love these.  We have this castle set and a few others.
  • Legos ~ he loves Legos and loves getting new sets most years from the grandparents!
  • Card Works ~ he has had this for so long and loves it, he now builds without the clips, but still loves this set!


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  • UNO Spin ~He loves any Uno game, but this is his favorite.
  • Blokus ~ family favorite!
  • Qwirkle  ~ we all love this game, we even use the pieces for Tot School!  Pac loves playing this one with just mom and dad!
  • BINGO ~ he loves the simple set he got for his bday last spring.
  • Hyper Dash  ~ we have the older version and they still love it.
  • Angry Birds ~he plays with this a LOT.
  • Pick & Draw {review here} ~ he would play this everyday.
  • Backseat Drawing {review here} ~ we don’t play as often as he would like!

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The BIG Gift

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If you are looking for ideas for younger children, you can check out my Christmas Gift Ideas for Tots  and Christmas Gift Ideas for Preschoolers posts!

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I also have more gift ideas here on my "What We Love" page on my website. You can also visit our School Tools blog to see links to many items we own.  Click the favorites tab to see only the top items we love!

Coming Soon {new: Jesus, updated version for Moms}…

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If you are an Apple user, check out the app I use to organize all of our Christmas shopping.  A fellow missionary and good friend developed it and I love it!

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