I thought I’d share some gift ideas for those who might be having a hard time figuring out what to get boys!

I’m all about open ended play. I’m not a big fan of licensed characters and cheap fads. I, personally, like the tried and true toys…. which is why #1 on our list is LEGOS!!! (shocking right?)

Lego Education Story Starter Set

I have recently discovered the Lego Education Sets. I think they are wonderful and SO worth the money!

Crazy Contraptions

My son also likes all things Lego Star Wars and Lego City. It’s all about the minifigures for him and he just informed me that he REALLY wants a minifigure with a Light Up Light Saber!

Snap Circuits


We have not actually had any experience with snap circuits, but I have heard great things about them. Big Brother is getting this for Christmas (shhh… don’t tell).

Light Saber

Apparently we are all about star wars around here. I texted some friends that we were meeting at the park a couple of weeks ago to let them know that Big Brother was bringing his light saber. The other boys showed up with their’s as well. It was awesome. I loved watching them play!

GeoSafari Tuff Cam

We got this camera for Big Brother last year. I feel like GeoSafari stuff is kind of hit or miss on quality… but I can say with confidence that this camera is great! Big Brother has LOVED getting to record in video and still pictures. Watch out… some of the pictures they take of you (let’s say when you’re leaning over to get something out of the oven) might not be so flattering.

water color pencils

Big Brother got a set of watercolor pencils for his birthday last year and LOVED them! You draw the picture and then paint over with water for a water color effect. I was super impressed with his work. Throw in a pad of water color paper and there you go!


Phase 10, Uno Roboto, Scrambled States of America, Angry Birds: Knock on Wood

Books (these are all series.. mostly mysteries):

Boxcar Children, Time Warp Trio, Geronimo Stilton, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Imagination Station, Cul de Sac Kids, Sugar Creek Gang

What are your favorite gift ideas for elementary age boys?

Come back this week for my Girls’ Gift Ideas as well as some for Toddlers!


Gift Guide for Your Elementary School Age Boy

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