My boys are HARD on toys. My mom still has all of my brother’s Star Wars and Ninja Turtle toys from when they were little–they are in pristine shape. But I honestly don’t think I will have much to salvage from the wreckage that is their toys. If it comes into our house, it’s gotta be TOUGH (or engaging enough that they want to be careful with it).
I’ve compiled this list of some of our favorite gift ideas for boys. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see some handmade ideas as well!
And please know that I am by no means stereotyping these toys as only for boys…but as I currently have only boys of these ages, this is simply from our personal experience. These are great ideas for girls as well! :)
Here are some of our favorite toys for boys ages 5-7:
We got Big Brother his first set for his 6th birthday and both the boys are crazy about them. It isn’t a toy we keep out, because I don’t want the parts getting lost, but when we do pull it out from the closet it is played with nonstop for at least a couple hours. Get them here.
Little Brother got one of these for his 4th birthday last year and it is perfect for our laminate flooring all over the main level of our house (and great for smooth concrete outside)!! Find them here.
This is what we are getting both of our boys for Christmas! Our neighbors have some and they love them. I know they will be thrilled to have their own! See all the colors available here.
These things are just the coolest. Set it up, stomp on the launch pad, and watch the rocket shoot up to 100 feet in the air! What kid wouldn’t love that?!?!
We used to have family NERF Gun Wars when I was growing up. Up until now, our boys haven’t had the fine motor ability to manipulate the Nerf guns very easily, but they are just now getting into them! Check out all the variations here.
We don’t currently have a slackline for our boys, but we are planning on purchasing one for either Christmas or one of their birthdays. I have heard so many good things about slacklining and we are excited to have one for our backyard!
This cool toy is like having a soccer ball on an air hockey table. It is really neat and our boys have enjoyed playing with ours, especially during the long winter days indoors. It says it can go on carpet, but we have found that it only “hovers” well on smooth floors (like laminate or wood).
Homemade Ideas for Boys Ages 5-7
The perfect gift for a science-lover!
I love this idea for creating a kids tinkering kit from Katydid and Kid!
This was originally created for preschoolers, but bigger kids love it too!