30+ Gifts For Boys: Baby, Toddler & Big Kid

Searching for gift ideas for boys? Looking for non-toxic and sustainable options? Are educational elements a must? We’ve got you! From wooden role play sets that encourage hours of imaginative play to a stand up outdoor swing that makes kids feel like they’re surfing the clouds, our guide has something for everyone!

Two boys playing with the Make Me Iconic breakfast tray and Raduga Grez wooden vegetable play set

At The Tot, we’ve collectively raised a lot of little boys! All wildly wonderful, curious, sensitive and energetic, we’ve loved finding toys and gifts that spark their creativity, keep them engaged, encourage them to problem solve and walk away feeling confident and proud.

With that being said, some of our sons have gravitated to musical play while others prefer to craft. Some want nothing more than to be outside, while others much prefer a long game of make-believe. That’s why we’re including all types of toys in this guide!

Ready to find the perfect gift for that special little boy in your life? Let’s get started!

In this guide, we’ll go over:

  • Chemicals to avoid in kids toys
  • Birthday and holiday gift ideas for little boys
  • Our product picks for birthday and holiday gifts for little boys

Scroll down to learn more!

 

Chemicals to avoid in kids toys

At The Tot, we never use or recommend anything that hasn’t passed The Tot Test. This means we’ve looked deep into third-party testing, examined ingredients lists and asked in depth questions about a product’s composition to ensure it’s free of the chemicals we avoid. 

When it comes to kids toys, we like to steer clear of the below chemicals because they are all known to cause both short and longterm health problems.

  • Bisphenols BPA + BPS
  • Formaldehyde
  • PVC
  • Lead & other heavy metals
  • VOCs
  • Pesticides

Click here to read the full list of chemicals we avoid and why.

 

Gift ideas for little boys

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday, Hanukkah or Christmas gift for a little boy, you can consider things like:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Double Sink Mud Kitchen
  • Small world play scenes
  • Wooden tool set
  • Non-toxic play dough
  • Arts & Crafts supplies
  • Magnetic building set
  • Wooden surgeon’s play kit
  • Bike
  • Balance board
  • Outdoor swing
  • Scooter
  • Play kitchen & food toys
  • Wooden ramp racer
  • Wooden mechanic set
  • Large building blocks
  • Imaginary play stand
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Ride On Car
  • Book
  • Wooden puzzle
  • Gardening kit
  • Dollhouse
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Play & learn set
  • Stocking stuffer gift sets

Keep reading  to see the product picks we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below.

 

 

Our product picks for little boys

All Tot Tested and approved, here are our tried and trusted winners for little boys!

 

Wiwiurka Climbing Furniture Combo

 

Wiwiurka Climbing Furniture Combo

 

Designed to build confidence and develop gross motor skills, this furniture combo will provide endless hours of indoor climbing fun! Suitable from 18 months – 5 years of age, with its different attachments, this climbing set is made to grow with your child.

 

Wiwiurka Climbing Furniture Combo

 

Wiwiurka Climbing Furniture Combo

 

$750

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Let Them Play Story Scene Outdoors Bundle + Play Board + Tree People

 

Let Them Play Story Scene Playboard

 

The interchangeable story scenes from Let Them Play allow children to hone their hand-eye coordination while creating their own wild adventure!

Wonderful for helping expand vocabularies and encouraging story-telling, these sets are hand painted using food-grade dyes.

 

 

Let Them Play Outdoor Bundle

 

Let Them Play Story Scene – Outdoors Bundle

 

$115

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Let Them Play Story Scene Rainbow Set

 

Let Them Play – Story Scene Rainbow Set

 

$55

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Let Them Play Rainbow Tree People

 

Let Them Play Tree People – Rainbow

 

$29.50

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Jupiduu Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

The Jupiduu slide is designed for living spaces and is the perfect accessory for stylishly furnished children’s rooms. Made from sturdy and high-density TSCA Title VI compliant MDF, this slide develops motor skills and coordination and its high sides provide extra stability when sliding.

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

Jupiduu Slide

 

$299.90

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Dough Parlour Non-Toxic Scented Play Dough

 

The Dough Parlour Collector Set

If you’re looking for a gift that will facilitate sensory and creative play, play dough, especially when scented and colored with non-toxic dyes, is a fan favorite!

We love Dough Parlour because they make their dough in small batches in Canada! Oh! And because they have adorable personalized double sided name mats! See below!

 

Dough Parlour Collectors Set

 

Dough Parlour Collector Set

 

$80

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Dough Parlour Custom Name

 

Dough Parlour Double Sided Personalized Name Mat – Sail Boat

 

$40

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Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library

 

The Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library has everything a kid needs to make a wondrous creation! From pipe cleaner crowns to googly eyed monsters, it’s a craft cupboard must-have!

Kid Made Modern Arts and Crafts Library

Kid Made Modern Arts & Crafts Library

 

$49.99

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Clixo Super Rainbow Building Set

Clixo Super Rainbow

Clixo’s magnetic building sets are awesome because kids get to hone their fine motor skills while making anything from a dog to a hat to an airplane!

Made from recyclable and durable synthetic paper and designed with strong embedded magnets for maximums safety, they’re fun to play with solo or with friends.

 

Clixo Super Rainbow

 

Clixo Super Rainbow – 57 Pieces

 

$89.99

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Make Me Iconic Surgeon/Pharmacist Kit

 

When it comes to role play kits, Make Me Iconic are one of our favorite makers!

We particularly love their Surgeon/Pharmacist kit because it’s made of high quality wood and non-toxic paints and gives kids a closer look into the world of Medicine.

 

Make Me Iconic Surgeon/Pharmacist Kit

 

Make Me Iconic Surgeon/Pharmacist Kit

 

$64.99

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Banwood Bikes FIRST GO! Balance Bike

 

Active play is incredibly important for a child’s physical and cognitive development, which is why you can’t go wrong with a bike!

Available as a balance bike or pedal bike and designed in loads of different colors, Little Tokyobike and Banwood are where modern meets retro in the best way possible.

 

Banwood Bike Balance Bicycle in Red

 

Banwood Bikes FIRST GO! Balance Bike

$189

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tokyobike Little tokyobike

Tokyobike Mint AW19

tokyobike Little tokyobike

$315

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Wobbel Balance Board

 

best balance board the wobbel

 

Say ‘hello’ to your child’s new best friend, the Wobbel. The Wobble board can be a bridge, a fort, a slide, a step stool, a ramp, a foundation for a rainbow tower, and countless other imaginative things!

Available in raw wood or with a backing, this versatile toy can be used on hard and soft floors and builds strength, balance as well as creativity.

Wobbel Original Board

 

Wobbel – The Original

 

$159

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Wobble Baby Mouse Gray

 

Wobbel – The Original w/ Grey Felt

 

$199

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Micro Kickboards Mini Deluxe LED

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe LED

 

Another active play favorite of ours is the Micro Kickboard scooter! Designed for 2 – 5  year olds, it has an adjustable handlebar and a three-wheel design for a stable ride that’s perfect for beginners. The wheels also light up!

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe LED

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe LED

 

$99.99

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Micro Kickboard Micro Helmet V2 - Rocket

 

Micro Helmet V2 – Rocket

 

$49.99

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Raduga Grez Play Food + Poppie Toys Shopper

 

Olli Ella Strolley Wheeled Basket in Natural with girl

 

Playing shops? The Olli Ella Strolley and Raduga Grez Food Set are a must! Great for helping hone hand-eye coordination and expand vocabularies, these toys are also a good for teaching life skills and healthy eating habits.

 

 

Raduga Grez Wooden Vegetable play food set

 

Raduga Grez Wooden Food Set – Vol 2

 

$65

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Olli Ella Strolley Wheeled Basket in Natural

 

Olli Ella Strolley

 

$149.90

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Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen + Play Food Set

 

Made in the USA from Baltic birch and solid North American maple, the Milton and Goose Essential Play Kitchen is 1. insanely cute 2. very fun and 3. educational!

From expanding vocabularies to teaching math skills, it’s also a fun way to practice manners!

 

Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen White

Milton & Goose Essential Play Kitchen

 

$649

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Milton & Goose Dairy Play Food Set

 

$48

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PlanToys Ramp Racer

 

PlanToys Ramp Racer

 

When it comes to racing games, the Ramp Racer from Plan Toys gives kids the opportunity to problem solve, thinking critically and build their confidence!

Made from smooth sanded rubberwood, this engaging set is definitely an heirloom gift!

PlanToys Ramp Racer

 

Plan Toys Ramp Racer

 

$60

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Baghera Speedster

 

This vintage inspired ride on toy is great for developing coordination and motor skills. Built to last, it features a padded seat, sturdy metal body and rubber tires that is made for hours of fun.

 

Baghera Speedster Black

Baghera Speedster

 

$170

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PlanToys Motor Mechanic

 

PlanToys Motor Mechanic

 

With the PlanToys Motor Mechanic, kids can pretend they’re changing their car’s oil, checkin it’s temperature or even jumping the battery!

Complete with tools, nuts and other gadgets, it’s particularly great for strengthening fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

 

PlanToys Motor Mechanic

PlanToys Motor Mechanic

 

$300

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Balu Organics Ball Pits

 

Balu Organics Large Ball Pit - Pink

 

Balu Organics’ Premium Ball Pits are made from super soft fabric that will prevent bumps and bruises, and includes a set of crush-free balls to provide a ridiculously fun play time experience.

Balu Organics Large Ball Pit Grey

 

Balu Organics Large Premium Ball Pit with 400 Balls – Grey

 

$289

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Wonder & Wise 3-in-1 Playstand

 

Asweets 3-in-1 Playstand

 

The Wonder & Wise 3-in-1 Playstand can be a Drive Thru Burger Shop, Drive-Up ATM and Corner Lemonade Stand, making it just what kids need for hours of imaginative play!

 

Asweets 3-in-1 Playstand

Wonder & Wise 3-in-1 Playstand

 

$179

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Loog Guitars Mini Acoustic Guitar

 

Loog Guitars Flash Cards

 

Made of sustainably sourced basswood and maple plywood, the 3 string Loog Mini Guitar is the perfect starter option! It comes with kid (and adult-friendly) flash cards that will have your home be rocking out in no time.

 

Loog Guitars Mini Guitar in Green

 

Loog Guitars Mini Guitar

 

$89

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Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing

 

Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing Blue FW19

 

With a weight capacity of 50 lbs and the ability to hang it pretty much anywhere, the Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing is an adorably fun way to soothe and provide your tot with a little entertainment.

 

Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing Blue FW19

 

Swurfer Kiwi Baby Swing

 

$99.99

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Wonder & Wise Square Activity Chair

 

With crinkle sounds, peek-a-boo flaps, squeakers, and movable characters, the Wonder & Wise Square Activity Chair is the perfect way to keep your 5 month old + infant entertained at home!

 

Wonder & Wise by Asweets Square Activity Chair

Wonder & Wise Square Activity Chair

 

$199

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Wonder & Wise Baby Activity Walker 

 

Made to delight little pre-walkers, the Wonder & Wise Baby Activity Walker the rotating the beads make a cute noise when the walker is on the move. and little ones can sit or stand to play on the spot.

 

Asweets Baby Activity Walker

 

Wonder & Wise Baby Activity Walker

 

$99

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Lily & River Little Creator Table

 

Perfect for any play space, this unique table and chairs set will inspire creativity. The Little Creator Table is crafted with brick skin on one side, and a dry erase surface on the other.

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Lily & River Little Creator Table

$299.95

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Gardenuity My 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

 

$98

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Tender Leaf Toys Cottontail Cottage 

This wooden home playhouse offers endless fun for little ones. Perfect for imaginary play it includes a retro style set of furniture and is made from renewable rubberwood and painted with non-toxic, water-based paint.

 

Tender Leaf Cotton Tail Cottage

PlanToys Cottontail Cottage

 

$159.99

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Twee Sidewalk Chalk

 

Non-toxic and super cool, Twee’s unique sidewalk chalk sets are just the thing kids need to create a driveway masterpiece or map out a challenging hop scotch path!

TWEE Boxed Planets Chalk

 

Twee Mason’s Planets Sidewalk Chalk

 

$42

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Twee Dragon Egg and Scales Sidewalk Chalk

 

Twee Dragon Egg & Scales Sidewalk Chalk

 

$27

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Hollow Woodworks Personalized Maple Puzzle Stool Bench

Perfect for giving a little boost to reach something hard to get, the Hollow Woodworks Personalized Stool Benches double as a fun puzzle game! Desinged to promote hand-eye coordination and color recognition, these adorable benches are a beautiful heirloom gift.

Hollow Woodworks Personalized Maple Puzzle Stool Bench - Natural Wood

 

Hollow Woodworks Personalized Maple Puzzle Stool Bench – Natural Wood

Ranging from $91.99 – $101.99

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THE TOT PLAY & LEARN SETS

 

Created by an Early Learning Educator, The Tot Play & Learn Sets are designed with a child’s development in mind. Featuring a booklet packed full of teacher-recommended activities and six toys designed to help kids reach important milestones, there are nine age-based sets to choose from.

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 4- 5 years

 

THE TOT PLAY & LEARN SET – 4 – 5 YEARS

 

$150

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The Tot Play & Learn Set 5 - 6 years

THE TOT PLAY & LEARN SET 5 – 6 YEARS

 

$100

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