Are you looking for holiday gift ideas for boys ages 4- 5- and 6- years old? You have come to the right place. I am not an expert on much, but as a mom to four boys (ages 6 to 13) I have finally begun to feel pretty confident in my abilities as a boy mom. I’m fairly clueless when it comes to girls.
As the holiday shopping season closes in on us, I thought I would publish a series of blog posts with top toys for boys based on age. We are still reviewing this year’s holiday toys, so check back here for updates to our list!
Let’s get started! But before I forget, I have also got a blog post full of gift ideas for 8-year-old boys that you may find useful.
Any Playmobil sets for boys. We have a variety of sets with figures and vehicles (everything from Pirates and Castles to Police and Firefighters.) They have all been wonderful for hours of imaginative play. One of this year’s hot holiday toys from Playmobil is the Police Headquarters with Prison. It pairs perfectly with the Playmobil Police Cruiser. These are toys kids can and will play with for many years.
AS YOU GO DOWN THE LIST OF IDEAS, CLICK ON THE CAROUSEL ARROWS TO SCROLL LEFT AND RIGHT TO SEE MORE OF OUR SUGGESTIONS IN EACH CATEGORY.
A surprise hit toy at my house is the award-winning Reptangles. We have had our set for almost three years now, and it is still one of my son’s favorite things to sit and tinker with. I had no idea when we got them just how much he would enjoy snapping them together and building. Check them out!
Bruder toy vehicles. These are a little bit on the pricier side, but the vehicles are well built and bigger than I expected! They are great for playing outdoors in the sandbox or inside. We also love our Tonka Classic Steel Mighty Dump Trucks.
I cannot imagine a Christmas without Hot Wheels. We have a tradition of putting Hot Wheels cars in the boys’ stockings. A budget-friendly gift is the Hot Wheels 9-car Gift Pack. If you are looking to add a race track, this year’s hot seller is the Criss Cross Crash Track Set. Want to make someone the happiest Hot Wheels fan in the world? The Super Ultimate Hot Wheels Cars Garage is worth the splurge.
Kaskey Kids Guys. Pick their favorite sport and get a set of Kaskey Kids Guys. These sports figure sets give children time to be creative, engaging them in creative play where they control the action.
Outdoor toys. Whether or not there is snow on the ground, we get our kids the toys they will be wanting to play with when the weather is nice. You can’t go wrong with bikes, scooters and Plasmacars. Don’t forget a cool helmet!
My 6-year-old still loves watching Paw Patrol. He really wants the Paw Patrol Sea Patroller Transforming Vehicle with Lights and Sounds. I think this toy would be great for a 4- to 5-year-old child, but I wonder it is a little bit juvenile for him as a first grader? Either way, the fact that he begs for it AND it’s on lots of Hot Holiday Toys lists this year makes it a good suggestion for the younger kids on your list.
Vtech Smartwatch. My son has played with this watch since preschool (he’s in first grade now!) This watch really grows with your child. Kids can take photos and videos, play games and activities. As they get older, they can do even more with its apps and games.
Encourage kids ages 5-8 years to get active outdoors with a Yvolution Y Glider XL scooter. Check out our review of this fun, safe, three wheel scooter for kids.
Besides the Hot Wheels cars mentioned above, here are some of our other favorite things to use to fill our boy’s stockings.
Toobs! I don’t even know how many different kinds of Toobs there are, but my kids love getting these little figures. High quality and crafted with great attention to detail, the figurines encourage storytelling and imaginative play. You can find a Toob for just about any subject and interest from animals to aviation.
Books. Some of our favorites read alouds for the 4- to 6-year-old age range are in the product carousel below. It was hard to narrow it down to just ten books! But these are all books my boys want me to read with them over and over again.
I like to put arts and crafts supplies in their stockings, too. A few suggestions to encourage children’s creativity:
Another gift suggestion for kids that is sure to be something they don’t already have is a monthly subscription box. Gift subscriptions are available for all sorts of boxes from STEM to crafts to cooking and more. Check them out at my Ultimate Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes For Kids.
What are your favorite gift ideas for boys ages 4- 5- and 6- years old?