This Gift Guide for Boys seems easy for me to compile as I have a 7-year-old boy who wants everything. So, based on his interests such as Star Wars, and sports, I’ve compiled this gift guide for boys appropriate for ages 6 to 8.
When it comes to birthdays and Chrismas, I like to follow the 4 Gifts Rule:
Something they want, something they need,
something to wear, and something to read.
Why do I like it? First of all, it prevents overbuying and overspending. Some items are practical, some fun, and some for expanding the mind. So with this in mind, here are is my gift guide for boys:
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Something They Want
Currently, my son’s world mostly revolves around 2 things, Star Wars, and Legos, and you guessed where I’m going with this: Star Wars Lego. More specifically, here’s is the set my son is asking for:
The other thing my son is asking for is also Star Wars related, he’s asking for lightsabers. Buyer beware! It keeps them busy, but it also drives me crazy with all the lightsaber noises. 🙂
Something they Need
When it comes to buying gifts, I tend to be practical. Raising kids is expensive and there is always something they need.
Listing “Something they need” is more difficult, because every child will “need” something different. In my case, we can always use more hats and mitts because they get lots. But the list could also include:
- boots (for Canadian Winters, I strongly suggest Sorel)
- pyjamas (I bought our family a matching set for Christmas, click to see which one I got, but shhh, it’s a secret)
- bed sheets
In Canada, we call these tuques, but I believe everywhere else, they might be called beanies. Whatever you call them, these hats are a necessity where ever there’s a winter and they make a nice gift to boot!
Something To Wear
My son actually hates wearing jeans. He loves to wear sports clothes that are more comfortable to move around in. An example of what he likes are pants like these Under Armour pants pictured above.
As you can see, sports are big in my family of boys. My husband is a sports fanatic and it’s definitely rubbing off on the kids. From watching NHL hockey to playing on an ice hockey team, my boys are obsessed.
The Toronto Maple Leafs top the list! So, a great gift would be to buy t-shirts and hats bearing their favorite team sports logo. All my boys have Leafs cap, as seen above, that they proudly wear everywhere!
Ever since my boys were first born, we started fostering a love of books by reading to them every day. We continue reading to them, but now that my oldest is 7, he also takes a turn at reading.
Here are some reading suggestions that are age-appropriate and proven to be a hit with boys (my son is living proof).
My 7-year-old son is an avid reader. Last year for Christmas, we bought a collection of Geronimo Stilton books that he absolutely loves. We read together every night, taking turns on reading chapters from these books.
Harry Potter is more advanced than the Geronmio Series listed above. This is a series that I’ve read to my son but he really loved it.
So far, I’ve read the first 3 of the series, The Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and ” rel=”nofollow”>Prisoner of Azkaban. Having read the entire series myself several times over, I not comfortable going past these 3 first books until he’s a bit older because the themes get darker.
Also, we bought him the large, illustrated collection of books. He enjoyed those ones better so he’d have a better idea of what the characters and places looked like.
We don’t have the Dragon Master series yet, but it’s on this year’s wish list. This suggestion comes from my identical twin sister who’s boys are now teenagers, but when they were younger, they really enjoyed this series.
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