Birthday & Holiday Gifts for Little Boys – Tot Gift Guide

Searching for gift ideas for boys? From the Wobbel balance board to the Pinterest-worthy Milton & Goose play kitchen, we’ve got 20 options that both boys and girls will love.

boy riding on a bike that was a Christmas gift.

Whether your son (or nephew, or grandson, or godson) is an adorable baby, or a chatty toddler, we’ve rounded up the best ideas for boys for you to browse through. 

For children of a younger age, a gift can be more than just a toy or a piece of clothing – it can work as a tool to help them develop different life skills. So when you’re looking through all of the toys and gadgets this holiday season, keep in mind the options that your little boy will learn from and keep for years to come. 

Go forth, get shopping, rest easy.

Best Gifts for Little Boys

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday or Christmas gift for a little boy, here are our recommendations for the best presents:

  • Stacking and sorting set
  • Holiday books
  • Wooden imaginative playsets
  • Baby doll and carrier
  • Balance bike or scooter (with helmet!)
  • First garden kit
  • Ride on toy cars or planes
  • Toy trucks and cars
  • Pajamas
  • Barn set
  • Botanist case
  • Children’s books
  • Wooden balance board
  • Wooden play kitchen
  • Wooden play food
  • Play kitchen appliances 
  • Doll-house
  • Robotic kit
  • Instruments
  • Gift set with imaginative play items

Scroll down to see the high-quality products we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below.

Sorting & Counting Set

Made from sustainably sourced wood and vegetable based finishes, the Grapat Nins, Rings & Coins set allows kids to mix, match, stack, pick up, sort and arrange, which encourages imaginative play and hand-eye coordination as well as counting and color skills. They also add a beautiful burst of different colors to any play room! This makes a great first birthday gift for boys.

Grapat Nins, Rings & Coins





Christmas Book


Tiny Bee The Crayons Christmas



In this unique book by bestselling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, readers get to see how crayons and their families celebrate the holidays. This book includes: 

  • Real, folded letters from the Crayons that you can pull from their envelopes and read,
  • Games
  • Punch-out ornaments 
  • A poster
  • A pop-up tree

This book is the perfect holiday gift for fans of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

Stephen Hawking Book

Meet Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s greatest minds! This hardcover book in the Little People, Big Dreams series is inspiring and informative. The biography follows the life of the famous physicist and author, from his early life curiosities to one of the biggest scientific discoveries of our time. This is a great gift to use as a stocking stuffer from Santa Claus!


Little People, Big Dreams Book - Stephen Hawking

Little People, Big Dreams Book – Stephen Hawking




Tender Leaf Toys Tool Bench

Know an aspiring carpenter? This Tender Leaf Tool Bench is the perfect gift for any child who loves to build, saw, drill, hammer and play! This 18 piece set includes a tool bench, tool box and tools. The set will encourage children to engage in imaginary play for hours.


Tender Leaf Toys Tool Bench





Baby Doll + Carrier

The Alimrose Asleep Awake Doll is a great tool for helping your tot go to sleep at night. One side has embroidered awake eyes, while the other has asleep eyes. Easy for little hands to hold, this doll encourages imaginative play, vocabulary development and hand-eye coordination. Kids will love carrying their baby around in this sweet little baby carrier complete with a mini blanket and pillow.

Alimrose Baby Doll







Balance Bike + Helmet

With a sweet retro design, and available in six different colors, this balance bike makes learning to ride both easy and fun. Plus, the bicycle itself is chic and stylish, and we’re in love with the cute basket. And don’t forget the helmet for keeping your little one safe!


Banwood Bikes First Go! Balance Bike – Chrome 



Banwood Bikes Helmet




First Garden Set

Exclusive to The Tot, the new My First Garden by Gardenuity introduces the joys of growing to little ones. My First Garden comes with the tools needed to plant, grow, and harvest fresh vegetables and herbs, and it’s customizable based on where you’re growing. The kit includes fully rooted starter plants that are shipped from Gardenuity’s farm partner right to you. This set can provide fun for the whole family.

Gardenuity My First Garden Set




Ride-on Plane Toy

Boys 3 years old and up will love this twist on the classic ride-on toy car. Modelled like a vintage plane and using rubber tires, this toy allows tots to “fly” around quietly in even the smallest of small spaces. This plane is great for getting extra energy out before dinner!


Baghera Ride-On Speedster Plane in Grey & Silver

Baghera Speedster Plane




Truck Toy

Made from 30% sawdust and 70% safe, certified, clean recycled plastic, this colorful Recycling truck will help teach kids about sustainable living. This toy truck will also give them hours of imaginative play fun!


Luke's Toy Factory Recycling Truck

Luke’s Toy Factory Recycling Truck




Pajama Set

Made with a lighter weight twill fabric in a traditional French ticking design, this adorable button-up Petite Plume Pajama Set is brushed for softness. The jammies are accented with navy piping and finished with pearl buttons. These are the perfect PJs to slip on your little man after bathtime!


Petite Plume French Ticking Pajama Set

Petite Plume French Ticking Pajama Set




Barn Play Set

This sweet Barn set comes complete with wooden animals, tractors, and farmers that will keep your child occupied in hours of imaginative play.  The portable carry handles make it easy to pack away into a carrying case for fun at home or on the go!


The Dangerous Book for Boys by Hal Iggulden

Tenderleaf Toys Little Barn Set




Botanist Case

For the budding botanist in your life, this sweet suitcase contains everything your small nature-lover needs for exploring the great outdoors.



Moulin Roty Botanist Set

Moulin Roty Botanist Case





Wooden Balance Board

Say ‘hello’ to your child’s new best friend, the Wobbel. The Wobble board can be a bridge, a fort, a foundation for a rainbow tower, and countless other imaginative things! This versatile toy also builds strength and balance as well as creativity.


Wobbel – The Original




Wooden Play Kitchen

The Milton and Goose Essential Play Kitchen is a great holiday gift that encourages imaginative play and fun. A kitchen playset can help sharpen your child’s vocabulary, math skills and gross motor skills. This gorgeous piece of Amish craftsmanship is made from Baltic birch and solid North American maple.


Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen

Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen




Play Food Set

Stock up your play kitchen with the beautifully made Milton & Goose Dairy Play Food Set. It includes refrigerator staples that are so cute, you might just want to leave them on display in your home! Each set contains Organic Milk, Almond Milk, Goat’s Milk Butter, 2 Free-Range Eggs and a beautiful cotton drawstring bag.

Milton & Goose Dairy Play Food Set




Smoothie Maker Play Set

This smoothie maker includes all the tasty fruits your little one will need to make a delicious smoothie. This play kitchen appliance helps with developing children’s social and role playing skills. Don’t forget to use the wooden knife to dice up all your favorite fruits before blending your smoothie!


Tender Leaf Toys Smoothie Maker Set

Tender Leaf Toys Smoothie Maker Set




Wooden Dolls House

This wooden home playhouse offers endless fun for little ones. The home features six rooms, moveable stairs, a reversible winter/summer -themed, and a solar-paneled roof for them to explore. The set includes master bedroom furniture, bathroom pieces, media room furniture and kitchen appliances. Kids will spend hours immersed in imaginative play.


Hape All Seasons House

Hape All Seasons House




Robotic Kit

Now this is a fun project for older kids. Children can build a robotic arm all by themselves. Featuring pre-cut wood pieces and hydraulics, kids will be amazed as their creation comes to life and moves around right before their eyes!


Copernicus Make A Robotic Arm Kit

Copernicus Robotic Arm Kit




Acoustic Guitar

This beautiful acoustic guitar is fun and educational! The fret board has the proper height and fret-spacing that’s perfect for little hands. With six steel strings, this instrument is modeled after an adult acoustic guitar. Aspiring musicians will love learning about music and performing for all their fans!


Schoenhut Guitar in Red & Black

Schoenhut Piano Company Acoustic Guitar – Cherry 




Adventure Activity Bag

A bag full of travel fun for little adventurers, the Play’n Pack is a backpack filled with imaginative play for kids. This Play’n Pack will bring hours and hours of creative fun for your little one with items like stickers, crayons, wooden cars, and more.


Olli Ella Play ‘n’ Pack – City





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