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28 Cool Gifts for Boys They’ll Brag About to Their Friends

We rounded up the best gifts for teen boys, gifts for ten-year-old boys, and all their elementary and middle school-age friends, and even gifts for boys who are too young to make written requests to Santa.

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Gifts for boys

When it comes to the boy in your life, you can’t go wrong with cool tech toys, engaging reads, and, yes, clothes. Don’t miss these gifts that will may your mom happy.

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Artie 3000 Coding Robot


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If there’s one thing we know, it’s that kids, especially bright boys, love robotics. The Artie 3000 Coding Robot comes with the Mensa for Kids seal of approval and is an ideal gift for boys that’s designed for grammar school-age kids and up. It’s an early intro to coding, robotics, and STEAM creativity cleverly disguised as everyone’s favorite three-letter word: FUN. These are the Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.

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Eddie Bauer Boys’ Classic Down Hooded Jacket


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He’s going to need a warm winter coat that keeps him cozy and protected as he runs, jumps, plays, and adventures through the season. This Eddie Bauer Boys’ Classic Down Hooded Jacket is the perfect gift for boys that’s a blend down-filled warmth and fashion-forward cool kid style he’ll love to wear. Did we mention it’s water-resistant, too? That means he’ll stay warm through more than a few impromptu snowball fights. And if you were wondering, no, jackets don’t need to be expensive to be warm.



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Whiskware Justice League Stackable Snack Pack


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The Batman, Superman, or other popular superhero fan in your world will love using this backpack-ready Whiskware Justice League Stackable Snack Pack. You’ll be able to pack his favorite pretzels, grapes, and other school-friendly goodies each in their own separate sections. It’s a stocking stuffer idea that helps encourage a healthy lifestyle. If you think it’ll make Dad jealous, here are the gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.

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Zuru Smashers Series 3 Dino Smash Rex Playset


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Your little genius could grow even brighter with this Smashers Series 3 Dino Smash Rex Playset by Zuru, thanks to a brain-challenging unboxing, smashing, and creative play. He’ll love that it’s a dinosaur helping him learn skills and how to follow instructions (so much better than a parent, right?), and you’ll love that it’s an affordable gift for boys that’s easy to use and something he’ll go back to over and over.


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Kinder Joy Eggs (15 count)


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If the wonderfully sweet boy in your life happens to love all things delicious and chocolatey, he’ll thank you endlessly for a stocking full of Kinder Joy Chocolates with Surprise Toys. They’re the adorable, portion-controlled way to have a sweet treat and some adorable toy fun. Find out the most popular candy the year you were born.

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Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set


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Remember those super fun Choose Your Own Adventure books we all loved as kids? Guess what? They’re still around and better than ever, which is why we know he’ll love this Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set. It comes loaded with six fun titles including kid-popular The Abominable Snowman and others. These are more of our favorite children’s books ever written for all ages.

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Adidas Fwd-01 Bluetooth in-Ear Headphones


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He’ll be beyond himself with happiness when he unwraps Adidas Fwd-01 Bluetooth in-Ear Headphones. He can pair these fun wrap-style headphones with his favorite Bluetooth devices or even video games to keep him happy and the house quiet. These are the cool tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.


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Member’s Mark Men’s Alpine Sherpa Pullover


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One of the best gifts for boys is a fuzzy layering piece they’ll actually wear, since most parents will tell you it’s nearly impossible to keep outwear on their most active teens and college students. This Member’s Mark Men’s Alpine Sherpa Pullover is made of warmth and cozy dreams. It layers easily with tees, flannels, and other underpinnings. Here are more top gifts under $30 from Sam’s Club for everyone on your list.

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SmartLab Toys Spy School Sneaky Surveillance toy kit


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If he’s a regular 007, he’ll love this very witty SmartLab Toys Spy School Sneaky Surveillance toy kit. It features 11 pieces, an in-world book, an immersive introduction to spycraft, and the fulfillment of almost all his tween dreams—being a real international spy.

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Cobra Dash Camera


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If he loves the idea of driving on his own but is still miles away from complete trust behind the wheel, you’ll both love the gift of a new Cobra Dash Camera. It features a 1080p full HD front camera and a 720p HD rear camera to capture the road in any light. An advanced driver alert system provides collision warnings and alerts for when you’re drifting out of your lane. Don’t worry—it uses Bluetooth to connect and you’ll be able to monitor it all from your phone, making it one of the most exciting tech gifts for teen drivers.

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Appaman Turnstile Convertible Jacket


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This Appaman Turnstile Convertible Jacket is the perfect jacket for outdoor play thanks to detachable sleeves that turn it into a solo puffer vest. It’s a sophisticated play-ready piece that will quickly become everyone’s favorite hand-me-down, making it worth every cent. Check out the best holiday gifts for fitness lovers.

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Avana Ashbury Stainless Steel Double-Wall Insulated Water Bottle


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Whether he’s heading to school or practice, he’ll appreciate a new set of sippable and easy-to-clean Avana Ashbury Stainless Steel Double-Wall Insulated Water Bottle. They come in bright, happy colors that he won’t easily lose, and you’ll be happy they’re easy to clean. Stocking stuffer, anyone? These 10 smart water bottles are also worth the money.

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Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket


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Forget the typical cuddle toys, and give him a new Weighted Idea Weighted Blanket. This adorable blue weighted blanket features a kid-specific size and ten pounds of scientifically-proven comfort. It’s machine washable, and if everyone in the house ends up loving it as much as him, don’t worry—they make adult sizes and other colors, too. Plus, it ships super fast, so we know you’ll love them in addition to our list of last-minute Christmas gifts with overnight shipping.


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You Are Awesome


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Little boys, like all other types of humans, need frequent reminders of their inherent awesomeness. You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything is a fun-to-read, self-esteem boosting book that fits just as neatly in a stocking as it does in a new backpack. He’ll be dazzling by illustrations and ego-helpers, and you’ll be thrilled by his renewed zest for his own power.

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Rockport Men’s Zaden Plain Toe Ox Oxford shoes


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If you’ve been begging your teen to pull his look together a little more, these Rockport Men’s Zaden Plain Toe Ox Oxford shoes are the answer. He’ll love the basketball-ready comfort, and you’ll love that he can wear them with a decent pair of pants and tucked shirt for a polished look he can bring to a college interview.


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Lazy Saturday Men’s Dress Socks


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If he’s always cycling through underpinnings like tees, socks, and underwear, he’ll make great use of a few new pairs of Lazy Saturday Men’s Dress Socks. They’re great for the bed-loving teenager who loves to sleep in, but designed and constructed for dress shoes—just in case he takes the time to get out of bed and sit for a proper meal. By the way, wearing crazy socks is scientifically proven to make you more successful.

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Prep U skincare collection


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Every teen and college-age guy can use a set of top-quality skin care formulated for active, growing guys. The Prep U skincare collection includes fan-favorites like their Activated Charcoal Scrub for Boys to keep unwanted acne at bay, as well as natural deodorants, body sprays that actually smell good, and other locker essentials he won’t have to share with Mom. Don’t miss the gift cards people actually want.

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Fish for Fish


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They’ll be thrilled to show off their fishing skills on the next family vacation after playing several rounds of Fish for Fish, the cruelty-free fishing game designed for kids. It’s a perfect way to lure kids away from screen time and get them out of their seats during the especially cold and short winter days. These are the 15 best board games every family should own.


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trtl Pillow Junior


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He’ll get over the river and through the wood to Grandma’s house after a long nap thanks to one of the best sleep products on Amazon designed for traveling kids, the trtl Pillow Junior. It’s a travel pillow and neck support just for kids that helps make long drives and tiring flights more comfortable.

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Delta Children Nick Jr. PAW Patrol Plastic Toddler Bed


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If he’s still got that new baby smell, he’ll love nothing more to be safe, snuggly, and warm—which is exactly why a Delta Children Nick Jr. PAW Patrol Plastic Toddler Bed is the sleep upgrade he’s been dreaming of. Toddlers will scream with delight while you sit back and revel in the gift of a boy willing to sleep in his own bed for a change.

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SOLO Downtown Grand TSA Carry-On Travel Backpack


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If he’s the type to sign up for the most challenging classes with joy, a new SOLO Downtown Grand TSA Carry-On Travel Backpack will take him places—literally. It’s got everything he needs to carry his laptop and other learning essentials, as well as gym clothes, overnight gear, or whatever else his brilliant young adult mind can think of. Frequent travelers will also want to check out our favorite carry-on bags with 5-star reviews.

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4ocean Signature Blue Bracelet


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If he’s the type to spend his time working on conservation projects, reading up on the benefits of recycling, and calculating his carbon footprint, he’ll thank you a million times over for a new 4ocean Signature Blue Bracelet. This gender-neutral bracelet funds the removal of a full pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines, is made with recycled materials, and is 100 percent waterproof. These are more gifts that give back for everyone on your list.

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Play-Doh Slime 30 Can Pack


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It’s no secret that slime is really enjoying its time in the spotlight, and that little boys of all types and styles absolutely love getting their hands on anything ooey, gooey, and potentially messy. This Play-Doh Slime 30 Can Pack comes with a wide assortment of rainbow colors so he’s got a new slime for every day of the month. It’s affordable, too.

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VTech KidiGo Walkie Talkies


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The VTech KidiGo Walkie Talkies set is everything the tech-savvy communicator on training wheels is itching for. He can chat with you or a buddy up to 500 feet away over a secure digital connection so you know he’s safe. It also features games for each handset holder, so he’ll never get bored.

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Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button Down Shirt


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He’ll charm just about everyone he meets in this Southern Tide Pearl Plaid Button Down Shirt. It looks polished and mature tucked into a crisp pair of chinos at family functions, and is just as easily worn untucked with shorts and docksiders for a casual summertime ensemble. These are the 54 gifts for teens they’ll actually love.

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For the LEGO fanatic 


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What do you get when you combine one of the most loved toys of the past 80+ years with the most loved character of the past 20? One of the best gifts he’ll find under the tree! The LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall comes with everything he’ll need to build the Great Hall, complete with moving staircase and Mirror of Erised, plus mini-figures of Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, and more and even mini Hedwig and Scabbers. If you have a die-hard Harry Potter fan, see if they can ace this quiz.

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Thompson Tee Sweatproof Undershirts


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Tell him he can trade his favorite plain white tees in for an upgraded version—these Thompson Tee Sweatproof Undershirts for Men with Underarm Sweat Pads. They’re the innovative way to keep his signature look going without any embarrassing sweat-related snafus.

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furReal Cubby the Curious Bear Interactive Plush Toy


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It doesn’t matter if he’s three or 35, because the furReal Cubby the Curious Bear Interactive Plush Toy, is just about the cutest thing he’ll see this holiday season — which is probably why it’s topping every best selling toys list. Think of a 21st-century teddy bear upgrade, where the bear talks, emotes, interacts, and even asks to be tucked in for bed. We promise the cuddle bear on your list will not be disappointed. For the rest of your Christmas list, check out these 101 holiday gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.

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