There are some great gifts out there for kids, but sometimes it can feel like there’s more selection and choice for girls than boys. So when your kids, or friend’s kids, birthday rolls around it can be a struggle to get a unique and exciting gift. Save time scouring the shelves and the internet, and check out this list of the best gifts to get boys for their birthdays.
If your gift is for a newborn baby opt for something soft and practical. In all the excitement, the new parents are more than likely to receive 10 stuffed toys and a quite a few cute hats! Try and get something that will be useful, as well as special.
There are some lovely luxurious blankets which are perfect for newborns. Choose a comfortable and soft fabric. Some blankets even have little toys sewn into the end. These are great for new parents trying to get a baby to settle. If you aren’t sure what sex the baby will be, opt for a gray blanket. These look more luxurious than the typical blue and pink designs. Other practical gifts include sleepsuits and even hooded towels. There are some lovely designs out there that look adorable, but are suitably practical too!
Toddlers need lots of stimulating play and interaction. They’re constantly exploring the world and the best toys to get are those which engage all the senses. Try getting a large stuffed toy which makes a noise, or finger puppets. These will encourage educational play and engage all the senses. Finger puppets are a great gift because the toddler receiving them will be able to start to think and try explaining some stories. They also are a great distraction tool for mealtime!
If the little boy you’re getting the gift for has bundles of energy, consider getting a trike. Trikes are the ultimate present for little boys and they’re bound to be excited. Make sure you buy one suitable for his age with a push handle for parents. These type of trikes are usually suited to nine months plus.
As kids get older it can be even more difficult to know what to get them. Little boys are probably starting to get into particular cartoons or tv shows. So if they’re roughly 3-6 years old consider getting them the action figures of their favorite show. If they’re not into action figures a cooking set is a good idea. Like an indoor wendy house, these cooking stations allow your little boy to role-play and replicate everyday life. It’s a hugely educational, and fun, gift.
If the little boy receiving the gift is starting to get more into fashion, and how he looks, chose a clothing gift. It can be difficult to know the exact size or style of your friend’s kids, so if in doubt go for a hat instead. There are some cool fedoras caps and fedora style hats available at dolce and gabbana boys. Perfect for any fashion-forward little boy! Hats are grown-up enough of a gift for any little boy to get excited about, but they’re still age appropriate.