This year the toy catalogs showed up early, which means that everyday since before Halloween I have had to hear all about what my son wants for Christmas. By the time I got him to sit down and write his list out the catalogs were dog eared and full of circles and letter “J’s” marking which items he wants. At 6 years old he has a clear idea of what he wants and definitely knows what he hopes Santa will bring him.
Santa however has a set of rules when it comes to toys. Santa doesn’t bring anything that won’t get played with. He doesn’t bring toys that are junk. Santa doesn’t bring anything that Mom will regret having in the house (I’m looking at you toys that make noises or shoot things). Santa and Mom are pretty much on the same page these days and they both know what boys want this holiday season.
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Holiday Gift Guide Toys for Boys
Zootopia was one of Jackson and I’s favorite movies of the year. This play set brings the Zootopia Police Station to life. Play sets like this help encourage imaginative play while kids can play with some of their favorite characters from the move. For ages 3 – 6 years old.
Kids will love playing with this tractor that features front and back working scoops. Oversized tires make this toy fun to drive around. For ages 3 and up.
Popular last Christmas and again this year, Lego Dimensions is the number one item on Jack’s list this year. John is also excited for Santa to bring this and in hopes that it ends up under the tree he might have already brought himself the Gremlins Team Pack and Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Pack. Kids and parents can build the pack and then play it in the video game. Ages 7 and up.
Stinky is an interactive truck that says over 90 phrases, allowing him to talk and sing. He is a fully interactive toy whose head and wheels move and he can pick up small toys to “eat”. His truck body is fully articulating allowing him to move in ways a normal truck can’t. For ages 3 and up.
The Secret Life of Pets was another one of Jack’s favorite movies this year. Max walks on a leash or can play off leash… just like the dog we already own… except with Max there is nothing to clean up after. For ages 4 and up.
Anything Lego is a perfect fit under the tree any year and any set is sure to please most kids on your list. Jack likes that this set features an airplane and two other vehicle options. I like that it is for ages 5 and up… because Lego sets truly do get harder as the age increases.
Combine LEGO’s with their favorite super hero and you have an instant hit. LEGO Batman The Movie will be out in February but the movie toys are out now. If Batman isn’t your kids favorite super hero don’t worry LEGO also has LEGO Marvel and LEGO Star Wars . Ages 7-14.
Imaginext play sets have been a favorite at our house for the last 3 or 4 years. We could probably create a whole city out of all the play sets that we have. These are also a favorite when friends come over to play. I could make the case for not adding another to our collection but these toys get played with every day in our house. Ages 3 and up.
What toys are on your kids lists this year?