Having raised Mark to the point where he is now in high school and with Oliver in Grade Two, I have some experience in Christmas shopping for school aged boys. You can read my gift guide for teenagers here and my ideas for what to get a school aged boy below. If you have any other suggestions or ideas, let me know in the comments.
LEGO Superheroes Batman: Man-Bat Attack
Includes Batman, Man-Bat and Night Wing (who used to be Robin). You child will be saving Gotham non-stop with this set.
Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet
- Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7" IPS display and front and rear cameras. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
- 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
- Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
- Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals
From $89 at Amazon
LEGO Super Heroes Daily Bugle Showdown
This time it is Spiderman saving The Daily Bugle and J. Jonah Jamieson from certain doom. The only question I have is, will Peter Parker get a picture of Spiderman.
$40 from Amazon
Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster
Nerf guns are all over our house. There is nothing quite like wandering down into my basement and being ambushed by both my kids. If you want to add to their arsenal of fun Nerf weapons that are good inside and out, consider the Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster. Five bullets and lots of fun.
Only $28 at Amazon
Franklin Sports Indoor 2-in-1 Goal Set
There are a great gift. Indoor hockey played on your knees has been a Canadian tradition for decades. So has mothers complaining about having to patch the knees of pants. Of course with them being sized or indoor use, they are perfect for when it is too cold to play outside.
$36 at Amazon
Lincoln Logs Classic Edition Tin
The old classic is still around. It includes 86 all wood pieces.
LEGO Super Heroes The Batcave
If you don’t have your own Batcave, this is the second best thing.
$129 at Amazon
Star Wars R2D2 Projection Alarm Clock
How cool is this? An R2-D2 that projects the time onto the walls. “Help me Obi-Wan, you are our only hope of waking up on time.”
LEGO Kids Star Wars Storm Trooper Mini-Figure Alarm Clock
A great option for the kid who struggles to wake up is the Lego Star Wars Storm Trooper alarm clock. Plus nothing helps you sleep well than knowing you are beside an elite trooper who lost a key battle to a bunch of Ewoks.
The stories of Obi-Wan Kenobi / Darth Vader / Luke Skywalker by Ryder Windham.
Nintendo New 3DS XL
The New Nintendo 3DS XL system combines next-generation portable gaming with super-stable 3D technology and added control features. Take 3D photos, connect with friends, and enhance your gaming experiences with added amiibo support. The New Nintendo 3DS XL system plays all Nintendo DS games. Nintendo DS games will not appear in 3D. AC Adapter sold separately.
Batman Kid-Safe Headphones
Kid Safe headphones have a volume limiter meaning that your child will not be at risk of hearing damage. Over the ear design also means that they won’t get headaches either. It’s a great add on to the Kindle Fire for Kids or the Nintendo 3DS XL
Risk: The Game of Global Domination
Despite the game being for players 10 and older, Oliver has been loving the game for a couple of years. Instead of getting your child a game that only they will like for a year or two, why not start them playing some games the entire family can play for a lifetime?
Bachmann Trains Royal Gorge Ready-to-Run HO Train Scale Train Set
Remember your first H0 model train set? How about a set that is modelled after Colorado’s oldest scenic line? It combines rich history, spectacular views and stylish accommodations into a train that takes you on a 24-mile journey through the 1,000 Feet deep Royal Gorge. Passengers travel alongside the Arkansas River on a ribbon of rail for an up-close nature show deep in the canyon, observing bald eagles, blue heron, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and flora native to the gorge.
How much fun would any kid have opening this set on Christmas morning?
Hohner 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar
The Hohner is a handcrafted classical guitar with an Agathis top back and sides. This wood match-up creates a crisp texture to the overall sound of the instrument. The smaller scale of this instrument (considered 1/2 sized) is specially designed with the younger player in mind and is highly recommended for the players that are starting between the ages of 5-9. This instrument also comes equipped with light gauge nylon strings for easier fingering as to not discourage the first time player.
Utility Belt with Micro Spy Tools like a Micro Ear Light, Micro Listener, Micro Motion Alarm and Invisible Ink Pen on every surveillance mission
The coolest utility belt that doesn’t belong to Batman.
Spy Gear Walkie Talkies with a 2 mile range
Because every great adventure needs a team and a two mile radius is very, very impressive.
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