Shopping for the hottest toys for boys this Christmas? We’ve rounded up 10 toys that will make boys of all ages very happy on Christmas morning. Our list includes some of the best-selling toys of the 2015 Christmas season, as well as toys that were most frequently wished for by kids this year. We’ve also included a couple of cool toys that might have flown under your radar. The toys below are suitable for a variety of ages. We’ve included some toys for toddlers, as well as plenty of toys that will appeal to boys between the ages of four and 13.
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1. VTech Touch & Swipe Baby Phone
Tired of your kids throwing a tantrum every time you won’t let them play with your smartphone? Get them a phone of their own. At this price, you might want to pick up a couple, so you can keep one in their playroom, and one in the car for long trips. It’s not moisture-proof, unfortunately, so that’s another reason to consider picking up two of these toys. This toy phone is designed for kids as young as six months, all the way up to age three. The phone has 12 light-up pretend apps, including a pretend calendar, clock, and weather app. Each “app” light up, making kids feel like their toy is really responding to their touch. If you want to shop more toys like this, browse more VTech toys here.
Price: $11.04 (26 percent off MSRP)
2. Fuzion Z300 Pro Scooter Complete
Okay, so hoverboards are the undisputed king of the holiday toy season in 2015. But considering the fact that cities, airlines, and other government bodies are beginning to ban the use of hoverboards outright, we think a traditional scooter is the better, safer gift. If you want to see more gift ideas like this, browse more models from Fuzion here.
Price: $119.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
3. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight
Looking for a toy for a young child? This toy is perfect for infants and toddlers aged one to 36 months. We love the auto-shutoff feature, as well as the collection of over 50 sing-along songs, music, sounds and fun phrases. The toy teaches basic counting, and uses a light that is gentle on the eyes of developing children. If you want to shop more toys like this, browse more VTech toys here. You should also check out our guide to the best cheap toys. Please note that you can order this item now, but you will likely want to choose expedited shipping in order to make sure this toy arrives before Christmas.
4. Fisher-Price Nickelodeon Blaze and the Monster Machines Monster Dome Playset
Toy cars are a classic Christmas gift for boys, and this high-octane playset is great fun for kids to play with solo, or with their friends and siblings. Want more gift suggestions? Shop more Fisher-Price toys here, or browse a listing of cool toys inspired by Nickelodeon TV shows. Please note that you can order this item now, but you will absolutely want to choose expedited shipping in order to make sure this toy arrives before Christmas.
Price: $24.99 (17 percent off MSRP)
5. Minecraft Collectible Figures Set L
This set of collectible figures is a nice option for boys who love Minecraft. Set L includes a number of nice figures. Pack J and Pack K are both pretty cool, but if you want to browse all the sets, you can do so here. Don’t forget to pick up a Minecraft collector case so the kid has a place to store these figures, and keep their room neat and tidy. You might also want to browse more Minecraft gifts here.
Price: $9.99 (9 percent off MSRP)
Toy cars are always a classic choice, and we think the REV set is an especially gift-worthy option. Each set includes two cars, controllable from a smart device. Both single-player and multi-player game modes are available. These cars can handle most surfaces, including carpet, hardwood and tile.
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Price: $69.99 (29 percent off MSRP)
7. Fascinations Metal Earth Star Wars X-Wing
Many parents are frustrated by the lack of availability of LEGO Star Wars sets. Many online retailers are out of stock, and I know the Target near me had very few sets left over the weekend. However, there are lots of other Star Wars toys out there that you can pick up instead. Fascinations is a cool company that makes toy models. One model that’s quite affordable is the X-Wing, pictured above. The company also offers R2D2 and Millennium Falcon models. You can also shop our guide to the best Star Wars toys for even more gift ideas.
Price: $11.70 (10 percent off MSRP)
8. Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera
Quadcopters are a really popular gift idea this year, and this model from Syma is one of the most popular. It’s got an HD camera, so kids can use their ‘copter to explore parks, green spaces, playgrounds, and much more.
Price: $48.28 (25 percent off MSRP)
9. Chrono Bomb Special Agent Edition Game
This fun game is great for boys and girls. More than just a card game, this “defuse the bomb” game encourages kids to engage in active, acrobatic play. It’s one of the hottest toys you can get this year. Looking for more active games? Browse more “floor games” here.
Price: $29.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
10. littleBits Electronics Synth Kit
This kit is a great gift idea for a budding young musician or engineer. Basics like speaker, oscillator and keyboard are all included. The finished project can connect with speakers, computers, headphones, or any other instrument with an output jack for an amplifier. This is one of the best educational toys on sale this holiday season. Want to see more cool kits? Browse all littleBits Electronics kits here.
Need more help finding great holiday gifts? Visit our Gifts page for thoughtfully curated gift guides, or check out our Toys page for gift ideas for your kids. You should also check out our collection of long-format gift guides: Best Gifts for Women, Best Gifts for Men, and the Heavy Christmas list.