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40 Cool Christmas Toys for Boys in 2021

Team Peanut5 days ago16 min read

Wondering what to get boys for Christmas? Don’t fret, mama, we’ve got you covered with the top Christmas toys for boys in 2021.

Christmas Toys for Boys in 2021

Playing games, singing songs, and being with the family? Nah.

Christmas is all about toys, right? Right!

Whatever your budget or age of your little elf, you can be sure to find the perfect Christmas toys for boys in our mega-list for 2021!

We’ve got STEM toys, action toys, educational toys, toys to develop social skills, toys for teen boys, toys for little boys… so many toys!

Let’s go.

What will be the top toys for Christmas 2021?

What are the top toys for Christmas for boys this year?

With a whole host of new action-adventure movies and TV shows out this year, licensed boy’s toys are staying at the top of the charts.

Plus, with social media platforms like TikTok growing at an impressive rate, little boys are more keen to practice their video skills at a younger age.

However, screen-free playtime is still important for parents in 2021, so boy’s toys that don’t require batteries or power sockets are also popular this year.

Let’s find out what the most popular Christmas toys for boys are in 2021:

Zero Gravity Laser Race Car

1. Zero Gravity Laser Race Car

Not just any RC car, this RC car can drive up walls and on ceilings with zero gravity technology. Simply point the laser light and watch it go! One of the coolest Christmas toys for 8-year-old boys.

Suitable for: Ages 8 years and up.

Buy it from Spin Master

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Super Shoot and Dunk LeBron James

2. ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Super Shoot and Dunk LeBron James

The reimagined Space Jam film was pretty popular this year, so it stands to reason that your little one might want to try out their dunking skills with the LeBron James Super Shoot and Dunk playset.

Suitable for: Ages 4 years and up.

Buy it from Target

Discovery #Mindblown Dinosaur Fossil Dig Excavation Kit

3. Discovery #Mindblown Dinosaur Fossil Dig Excavation Kit

Cue the Jurassic Park theme. If your little one has dreams of paleontology and archaeology, then the toy dinosaur fossil excavation kit is definitely in the running for the best Christmas gifts for 6-year-old boy.

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from Walmart

Career Play Doctor Kit

4. Career Play Doctor Kit

Next patient, please! This STEM toy for boys for Christmas is educational and entertaining! Get their imaginations soaring with all the kit they need for a safe game of ‘doctors’.

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from FAO Schwarz

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Lil Gamer

5. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Lil Gamer

If your little one is a little too small for ‘proper gaming’, how about the Laugh & Learn Lil Gamer by Fisher-Price? It looks just like the real thing, with simplified buttons and musical sounds. Plus, they can learn directions, colors, numbers, and shapes. One of our favorite little boy toys for Christmas.

Suitable for: Ages 6 months to 3 years.

Buy it from Fisher-Price

Funphix Supersized Glow-in-the-Dark Fort Building Set

6. Funphix Supersized Glow-in-the-Dark Fort Building Set

Fort-building is a rite of passage. So give your little peanut the best Christmas gift for boys with their very own fort-building kit. The best bit? It glows in the dark!

Suitable for: Ages 5 years old and up.

Buy it from Funphix

LEGO Make Your Own Movie

7. LEGO Make Your Own Movie

Winner of the 2018 Toy of the Year Award, and with good reason! The LEGO Make Your Own Movie kit is still one of the best selling Christmas toys for boys in 2021. One of our favorite Christmas toys for 8-year-old boys to help build their skills.

Suitable for: Ages 8 years old and up.

Buy it from Amazon

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car

8. Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car

Got a little one who’s just starting to take their first steps? Help them practice their ‘motor’ skills with the Laugh & Learn 3-in-1 Smart Car by Fisher-Price. They can even learn numbers, colors, and shapes with the car’s various songs and phrases.

Suitable for: Ages 9 months to 4 years old.

Buy it from Fisher-Price

SnowCinda Walkie-Talkies for Kids

9. SnowCinda Walkie-Talkies for Kids

Looking for a Christmas gift for boys that will last for years to come? We have two words for you: walkie-talkies. Suitable for ages 3 and up, they’ll get hours of fun, with easy-to-push buttons and a handy clip to attach to your little one’s clothes so it doesn’t get lost.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years old and up.

Buy it from Amazon

POECES Bluetooth Speakers

10. POECES Bluetooth Speakers

Okay, so it’s not technically a boy’s toy for Christmas, but your little one will certainly love this light-changing Bluetooth speaker! It makes playtime so much more immersive and fun ‒ being chased by a fire-breathing dragon? Switch it to a glowing red light. Exploring under the sea? Make it blue. A Christmas gift for boys that will stay in their room for years to come.

Suitable for: Ages newborn and up (not to be played with).

Buy it from Amazon

Color & Learn Alphabet Flash Cards

11. Color & Learn Alphabet Flash Cards

Make learning the alphabet more fun with these coloring-in flashcards by Faber-Castell. Perfect if you’re after more educational little boy toys for Christmas.

Suitable for: Ages 4 years old and up.

Buy it from Faber-Castell

VATOS Laser Tag Set

12. VATOS Laser Tag Set

Hunting for Christmas gifts for 14-year-old boys or Christmas gifts for 15-year-old boys? Look no further. This laser tag set is fantastic fun for teen boys and their friends, and they’ll get lots of exercise, too!

Suitable for: Ages 6 years old and up.

Buy it from Amazon

 Bamboo Builder Marble Run

13. Bamboo Builder Marble Run

Another of our top Christmas gifts for 6-year-old boys that will also develop their spatial awareness and logical thinking ‒ the Bamboo Builder Marble Run by Fat Brain Toys. It’s clear why this has been one of the top boy’s toys for Christmas since 2017 ‒ not only does it work their STEM skills, it’s also hours of fun watching the marbles make their way round the track.

Suitable for: Ages 4 years old and up.

Buy it from Fat Brain Toys

Squirt ’n Catch Octopals

14. Squirt ’n Catch Octopals

An excellent Christmas gift for boys to develop their hand-eye coordination. Let the octopuses float about a full bathtub, then hook them using the fishing rod. The best part? You can remove the handle from the fishing rod to turn it into a water squirter!

Suitable for: Ages 18 months old and up.

Buy it from Fat Brain Toys

Magna-Tiles Builder Set

15. Magna-Tiles Builder Set

Magna-Tiles are “where math, science, and creativity meet”, so they make the perfect Christmas toy for boys! This newest Magna-Tiles set also comes with two magnetic cranes to help them build and develop their critical thinking skills.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years old and up.

Buy it from Magna-Tiles

Galactic Snackin’ Grogu

16. Galactic Snackin’ Grogu

Just when you thought baby Grogu couldn’t get any cuter… Snacks! With the rise of The Mandalorian, if your little Padawan loves the Star Wars universe, you know this is the Christmas gift for boys you’ve been looking for…

Suitable for: Ages 4 years and up.

Buy it from Hasbro

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

17. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox

If your little tech-lover has robots on the brain, this makes for a cool Christmas toy for boys. With the LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox, they can build, code, and program their very own robot, with easy-to-follow instructions.

Suitable for: Ages 7 years and up.

Buy it from LEGO

smART Sketcher 2.0

18. smART Sketcher 2.0

Looking for the perfect Christmas boy’s gift for your little Picasso? How about this smART Sketcher kit? The Sketcher will project an image onto a piece of paper, and then your little artist can trace it out! It’s also great for learning to read and write ‒ double-win!

Suitable for: Ages 5 years and up.

Buy it from Target

KidiZoom Creator Cam

19. KidiZoom Creator Cam

This generation of kids will grow up learning about video-making and the best angles for selfies. It’s a skill in itself! How about letting your little Spielberg take the driving seat and direct their first mini movie with the KidiZoom Creator Cam? One of the best Christmas gifts for 10-year-old boys this year.

Suitable for: Ages 5 years and up.

Buy it from Walmart

Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battle Lightsaber

20. Lightsaber Academy Interactive Battle Lightsaber

The Star Wars franchise isn’t going anywhere. It’s time for the next generation to pick up their lightsabers and become Jedi Masters! If you’re asking yourself, what does 7-year-old boy want for Christmas? This.

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from Hasbro

Stunt Shot Indoor Vehicle

21. Stunt Shot Indoor Vehicle

Keen to get your little motorhead their own RC car, but don’t want scratch marks over the floor or furniture? Then you need the Stunt Shot Indoor Vehicle by Air Hogs. Its foam tires mean it won’t cause damage, and it’s easily one of the best Christmas gifts for 6-year-old boys because it can do all sorts of cool stunts!

Suitable for: Ages 5 years and up.

Buy it from Target

LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

22. LeapFrog Learning Friends 100 Words Book

Toddlers’ minds are primed for learning languages, which is why early years are the best time to introduce your little one to a new language. The Learning Friends 100 Words Book by LeapFrog is an interactive, bilingual word book, teaching your mini linguist words in English and Spanish.

Suitable for: Ages 18 months and up.

Buy it from Target

LEGO VIDIYO

23. LEGO VIDIYO

LEGO is always great for Christmas toys for 8-year-old boys ‒ you can’t go wrong! Not only will they love collecting the various minifigures, they can also develop their video-making skills. This is sure to be one of the best-selling Christmas toys for boys this year, so get yours now!

Suitable for: Ages 7 years and up.

Buy it from LEGO

Plus-Plus Learn to Build Set

24. Plus-Plus Learn to Build Set

If you’re after a budget-friendly alternative to LEGO that still engages your little builder’s logical thinking and motor skills, the Plus-Plus Learn to Build set is the perfect gift for boys for Christmas this year. Plus, it’s BPA and phthalate-free, so you can rest assured they’re playing with something safe.

Suitable for: Ages 5 years and up.

Buy it from A Little Find

LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course

25. LEGO Super Mario Adventures Starter Course

LEGO and Super Mario? Yes, please. If you’re after Christmas toys for 8-year-old boys, this is the perfect marriage of two toy giants, so you know you’re in for a winner. Simply build your own Mario levels, then use the downloadable app to play the levels you’ve created!

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from LEGO

Dash Coding Robot

26. Dash Coding Robot

STEM skills are so important for younger children to learn as early as possible ‒ technology is always evolving, so practicing the skills to know how to work it is fundamental. While on the pricier end of the Christmas toys for boys scale, the Dash Coding Robot by Wonder Workshop is sure to keep your engineer-in-training entertained for months afterward. One of our top Christmas gifts for 6-year-old boys this year.

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from Amazon

Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set

27. Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set

Got a future soccer pro in the making? Kick off young with the Little Tikes Easy Score Soccer Set, complete with goal, soccer ball, and pump. Soccer never goes out of style, so this is one of our top little boy toys for Christmas in 2021.

Suitable for: Ages 2 years and up.

Buy it from Amazon

A Day at the Barbershop Memory Game

28. A Day at the Barbershop Memory Game

Whether your little one loves a trip to the barbershop, or dreads getting their hair cut, this memory game will teach them important memory skills whilst helping to make the scene more familiar and comforting.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years and up.

Buy it from Curious Bear Toys

Blue’s Clues & You! Musical Drum Set

29. Blue’s Clues & You! Musical Drum Set

Okay, we know that a musical instrument isn’t the best gift for boys for you, mama. But while your little maestro is busy drumming away, using the clacker, shakers, tambourine, and washboard, he’ll also be learning about rhythm, hand-eye coordination, and finding his musical voice.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years and up.

Buy it from Target

ESSENSON Slime Kit

30. ESSENSON Slime Kit

Slime has been popular for a fair few years now, and it’s staying near the top of the charts with good reason! The sensory play element of slime is entertaining for kids of all ages, so if you’re stuck on what boy’s toys are the best Christmas gift for boys this year, why not think slime?

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from Walmart

Lil’ Rider 3-Wheel Trike Motorcycle Ride-On Toy

31. Lil’ Rider 3-Wheel Trike Motorcycle Ride-On Toy

Christmas doesn’t get much cooler than this. Help your little one get more mobile with the Lil’ Rider 3-Wheel Trike Motorcycle Ride-On Toy. Seriously, if you’re looking for cool Christmas toys for boys, you’ve found the coolest.

Suitable for: Ages 2 to 5 years.

Buy it from Tractor Supply

Foam Pogo Stick

32. Foam Pogo Stick

A great way for your little one to burn off energy while working their motor skills! Stuck on what to get boys for Christmas? If they’re 3-6 years old, you’re in the right place!

Suitable for: Ages 3 to 6 years.

Buy it from Flybar

Dust! Sweep! Mop! Cleaning Set

33. Dust! Sweep! Mop! Cleaning Set

Mama hack: turn cleaning into a fun game for your little one! Start them young with the Dust! Sweep! Mop! set by Melissa & Doug. One of our favorite Christmas gifts for boys to help them learn responsibilities around the house while having fun!

Suitable for: Ages 3 to 6 years.

Buy it from Melissa & Doug

Activity Cube

34. Activity Cube

Looking for the top little boy toys for Christmas? You’ve found it. Ideal for babies and toddlers, the Activity Cube by Toyvelt helps them develop their fine motor skills, social skills, hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, communication, and creativity ‒ all in one little cube! Plus, it’s a screen-free activity for toddlers, too!

Suitable for: Ages 12 months and up.

Buy it from Toyvelt

Vroom & Zoom Interactive Dashboard

35. Vroom & Zoom Interactive Dashboard

Kids love to copy adults, so when they see you driving, they want to try it, too! This wooden table-top Vroom & Zoom Interactive Dashboard by Melissa & Doug puts your little boy in the driving seat (safely, of course!). Just like a real dashboard, your little motorist can use the GPS, play music on the radio, beep the horn, adjust the air vents, and so much more! One of our favorite Christmas gifts for boys in 2021.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years and up.

Buy it from Melissa & Doug

My Magnetic Daily Calendar

36. My Magnetic Daily Calendar

There’s so much to learn with this magnetic daily calendar by Melissa & Doug ‒ from the weather to days of the week, as well as social prompts like emotions of the day and national holidays. Easy-to-use, practical, and educational, this has made it onto our top Christmas toys for boys because it encourages autonomy and awareness.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years and up.

Buy it from Melissa & Doug

Take-Along Shape Sorter Baby and Toddler Toy

37. Take-Along Shape Sorter Baby and Toddler Toy

How about ideas for little boy toys for Christmas on-the-go? If you’re keen to travel with your little one in 2022, this is the perfect travel companion. Your little peanut can practice their logical thinking and motor skills with this travel-friendly boy’s toy ‒ it even has handles!

Suitable for: Ages 9 months and up.

Buy it from Melissa & Doug

Let’s Explore Flower Gardening Play Set

38. Let’s Explore Flower Gardening Play Set

If you have a garden and you’re keen for your little green-fingered gardener to help out, give them a head start with this gardening play set by Melissa & Doug. This makes our list of top Christmas gifts for boys because the ‘magical’ blooming of the flowers is sure to bring a smile to any child’s face.

Suitable for: Ages 3 years and up.

Buy it from Melissa & Doug

Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Stunt Tire™ Play Set

39. Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Stunt Tire™ Play Set

Got a little monster who loves monster trucks? We’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for boys for you! Hot Wheels toys are always a win at Christmas, and this monster truck stunt set is no different. Not only will your little one have fun launching the monster trucks up the ramp through the ring of fire, but they’ll also be developing their fine motor skills at the same time. Plus, it’s easily packed up and portable to take with you on your travels!

Suitable for: Ages 4 years and up.

Buy it from Hot Wheels

What is the most popular toy right now 2021?

So, what’s the most popular Christmas toy for boys in 2021? Brace yourself, this one’s a blast from the past!

Tamagotchi Pix

40. Tamagotchi Pix

That’s right, Tamagotchis are back! This is the next generation of Tamagotchis ‒ like the originals, your little one raises and cares for their virtual Tamagotchi pet, but now, they can take pictures with them, play games, and earn Gotchi points! Not sure what to get boys for Christmas? A Tamagotchi Pix.

Suitable for: Ages 6 years and up.

Buy it from Amazon

Those were the top 40 toys for Christmas for boys in 2021.

Which of our boy’s toys will make it to your shopping list for Christmas this year? Share them with the other mamas on Peanut!

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