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Whether you’re looking for popular picks (like the latest Lego set) or the most innovative STEM toys, this guide is filled with holiday gift ideas for the boys in your life. From builders and tech lovers to creative types and lifelong learners, we’ve got every personality covered with these super cool gifts for boys ages two to 14.

FOR THE BOY WHO LOVES TO LEARN

Osmo Pizza Co.

Suitable for ages 5 to 12

Math and basic business skills are on the menu with this pizza restaurant game from Osmo. Simply hook it up to an existing iPad to get his entrepreneurial spirit cooking.

FOR THE BOY WHO LOVES TO LEARN

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Suitable for ages 6 and up

Coding is real-life magic, the chance for him to learn a “spell” and then bring it to life onscreen. It’s a great gift for aspiring Hogwarts students and little techies alike.

For the boy who loves to learn

Educational Insights GeoSafari Constellation Explorer

Suitable for ages 8 and up

Show off the whole wide universe with this telescope-shaped projector that can light up a wall or ceiling with all 12 Zodiac constellations in one of three modes: celestial, connected or illustrated. It can also display the planets, sun, moon, Big Dipper and Little Dipper and includes a 28-pages booklet that explains the mythology surrounding each constellation.

For the boy who loves to learn

Ravensburger GraviTrax Obstacle Set

Suitable for ages 8 and up

Encourage him to explore the limits of gravity and the laws of physics with this STEM obstacle course. Start with this awesome starter set and add more expansion sets as he learns.

For the tiny techie

Vtech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

Suitable for ages 4 and up

This kid-friendly smartwatch will allow him to tell the time, take good-quality pictures and videos, play games on the go and even track his steps (if that’s what he’s into!).

For the tiny techie

Dustbuster Quick Clean Cordless Hand Vacuum in red

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Although not strictly a toy, putting a vacuum in the hands of a toddler is a fantastic way to turn his fascination with motors and loud noises into solid life skills. Bonus, he’ll love that he can actually help around the house!

For the tiny techie

Tech Will Save Us Electro Dough Kit

Suitable for ages 4 and up

This kit is an awesome gift for boys of all ages. He’ll learn the basics of creating simple circuits using conductive dough that can be moulded into fun shapes.

For the tiny techie

VTech KidiGo Walkie Talkies

Suitable for ages 4 to 9

He’ll love keeping in touch with parents or pals when playing outside with the 650-foot range on these walkie talkies. They feature a secure, two-way connection and can even send pre-set animated messages on the LCD screen.

For the tiny techie

VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam Kids' Digital Camera

Suitable for ages 5 to 10

He can film his own high-definition videos with this complete kit: It comes with its own green screen (with over 20 animated backgrounds) and tripod for Hollywood-worthy productions.

For the tiny techie

Artie 3000

Suitable for ages 7 to 12

This cool, crafty robot allows him to program his own drawings while learning the basics of coding; then he can sit back and watch Artie draw out his design.

For the boy who loves to experiment

Thames & Kosmos Remote-Control Machines: Space Explorers

Suitable for ages 8 and up

This engineering kit lets your budding astronaut build a remote-controlled model of a robotic rover that can roam the terrain of the backyard or playground—or even the basement—for tons of exploratory fun.

For the boy who loves to experiment

Elenco Snap Circuits Arcade

Suitable for ages 8 and up

He can create his own arcade games while learning about electricity with this cool kit, which comes with clear instructions for building over 200 different projects.

For the boy who loves to experiment

National Geographic Blue Crystal Growing Lab

Suitable for ages 8 to 14

This easy-to-use kit cuts nature’s process of forming crystals (which may take thousands of years!) down to just a few days. He’ll be fascinated by science in action as his own blue crystal takes shape.

For the boy who loves to experiment

National Geographic Build Your Own Volcano

Suitable for ages 12 and up

With this explosive STEM kit, he can create his own reusable erupting volcano and explore genuine volcanic specimens, all while learning the science behind volcanic reactions.

For the creative boy

Little Tikes 25-Piece First Prep Kitchen

Suitable for ages 2 and up

Inspire culinary creativity with this complete kitchen set. Bigger boys can practice writing daily specials on the chalkboard menu, while smaller ones will enjoy actually being allowed to touch the (perfectly safe) plastic stovetop, oven and knife.

For more gifts that are suitable for young kids, check out our 50 Best Gifts for Babies and Toddlers.

For the creative boy

Etch A Sketch

Suitable for ages 3 and up

This classic art lovers’ toy gets an upgrade with an easy-to-grip stylus, double-sided stampers and a rainbow-coloured background. Bonus: Its lightweight design is backpack-friendly for road trips.

For the creative boy

Play-Doh Cash Register Toy

Suitable for ages 3 and up

If he likes helping out with grocery shopping, he’ll love this toy cash register complete with a beeping scanner and a cash drawer that opens with a Cha-Ching! sound.

For the creative boy

Kinetic Sand Sandisfying Set

Suitable for ages 3 and up

He can sharpen his sensory and artistic skills with this fun set that includes everything he needs to scoop, mould, cut, scoop and squish colourful sand for TikTok-worthy videos.

For the creative boy

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Safari Animal Play Set

Suitable for ages 3 and up

He’ll go bananas monkeying around with these four adorable animal figures that he can colour however he wants, then wash clean to customize again and again.

For the creative boy

Lite-Brite

Suitable for ages 4 and up

This nostalgic art toy is a ton of fun for budding artistes: It includes six design templates plus over 150 colourful pegs that light up in four different ways. The creative possibilities are endless!

For the creative boy

Crayola Silly Scents Sticker Maker

Suitable for ages 6 and up

With this sticker kit, which includes nine scented markers, he can make his own sweet-smelling stickers out of any image—from his favourite family photo to a comic book page.

For the boy who likes to build

Mega Construx Fire Squad Firefighter Building Construction Set

Suitable for ages 5 and up

He’ll love being the hero of his very own rescue scenes with this building set that includes a firetruck, firehouse (complete with fireman’s pole) and three mini heroes.

For the boy who likes to build

Playmobil Cable Excavator with Building Section

Suitable for ages 5 and up

If he’s into construction, he’ll have a ton of fun with this Playmobil set, which features a “blasting” function that destructs its walls, plus a mini wrecking ball for the ultimate (safe) demolition.

For the boy who likes to build

Mega Construx Pokémon Froakie Vs. Dedenne

Suitable for ages 6 and up

With this imagination-stoking kit, he can make two popular Pokémon characters battle it out in a food fight showdown. Combine it with other building sets from Mega Construx to create a whole Pokémon universe.

For the boy who likes to build

Lego Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course Toy Building Kit

Suitable for ages 6 and up

With this Lego starter set he can team up with his favourite character to earn virtual coins during solo play or family competitions. Simply rearrange the bricks to create endless levels. (Check out more of 2020’s top toys and Lego sets.)

For the boy who likes to build

Lego City Passenger Airplane Toy Building Kit

Suitable for ages 6 and up

Help his imagination soar to new heights with this airplane building set complete with a luggage conveyor, mini terminal and passengers (who can even bring their car on board!).

For the boy who likes to build

Lego Marvel Avengers Venom Crawler Toy Building Kit

Suitable for ages 8 and up

An awesome gift for Spider-Man fans, this monstrous machine has eight movable legs, a rear shooting mechanism and three minifigures for plenty of creative play.

For the mini superhero

PAW Patrol Chase Split-Second 2-in-1 Transforming Police Cruiser Vehicle

Suitable for ages 3 and up

He can save the day alongside Chase and Sky with this two-in-one vehicle that transforms into a police cruiser (with two projectile launchers) and a three-wheeler (with a working rescue hook).

For the mini superhero

Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker Action Figure

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Fans of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back will appreciate the super-realistic features of this ready-for-battle action figure complete with helmet and lightsaber.

For the mini superhero

Marvel Avengers Black Panther Action Figure

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Wakanda forever! This Black Panther action figure features flexible arms and legs so he can pose and play out whatever scene he chooses when the mood strikes.

For the mini superhero

Star Wars Scream Saber Lightsaber

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Help him unleash his inner Jedi with this lightsaber toy that lets him record his own sounds (from war cries to funny animal noises) before waging epic battles to protect the universe from the dark side.

For the mini superhero

Marvel Avengers Titan Hero Series Blast Gear Iron Man Action Figure

Suitable for ages 4 and up

If he’s an Avengers fan, he’ll love this kitted-out Iron Man action figure—a companion to other heroes like Black Panther and Captain America. Connect the included Blast Gear launcher to Iron Man’s back port to launch projectiles across the room!

For the boy who loves to race

Gyrocopters MiniMe Kids Kick Scooter

Suitable for ages 2 to 5

He’ll get a kick out of this three-wheeled beginner scooter with motion activated LED lights embedded in the front and back wheels. Plus, the three-height adjustable handle means it will grow with him.

For the boy who loves to race

Adventure Force Farm Tractor

Suitable for ages 3 and up

This tractor includes everything he needs to harvest all his imaginary crops. He’ll love its super-realistic design, including lights and sounds for immersive fun.

For the boy who loves to race

Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Motorized Thomas

Suitable for ages 3 to 5

With enhanced speed and performance, this engine goes faster and climbs steeper inclines than ever before. Just flip the switch and watch Thomas go!

For the boy who loves to race

Hyper Drift Climbing King RC

Suitable for ages 8 and up

If he’s a Hot Wheels fan, he’ll love this cool RC vehicle. It tackles all sorts of terrain, including grass and rocks, and even features a “dance mode” complete with pre-programmed songs.

For the boy who’s great at games

Goliath Games Gooey Louie Game

Suitable for ages 4 and up

Finally, a nose he’s allowed to pick! This silly game actually helps young kids develop hand-eye coordination along with fine (and gross!) motor skills.

For the boy who’s great at games

Jumanji Board Game

Suitable for ages 5 and up

He’ll be thrilled to step inside the world of Jumanji on your next family game night—where obstacles like stalking lions, charging rhinos and snapping crocodiles are one roll away.

For the boy who’s great at games

Jenga Classic Game

Suitable for ages 5 and up

Encourage him to test how his balance stacks up with this classic game, which he can play by himself or with an unlimited number of players—siblings challenge, anyone?

For the boy who’s great at games

Bakugan Battle Arena

Suitable for ages 6 to 12

He can battle like a true champion with this game board—inspired by the anime adventure show—and add the exclusive fused Nillious x Efreet Bakugan to his collection of characters.

For the boy who’s great at games

What Do You Meme? Family Edition

Suitable for ages 8 and up

He won’t have any trouble convincing the rest of the family to play with this fast-paced and hilarious game. Match picture cards to captions and see who gets the most laughs!

For the boy who’s great at games

Beyblade Burst Rise Hypersphere Vertical Drop Battle Set

Suitable for ages 8 and up

If he’s a fan of the Japanese manga series or its anime adaptations, he’ll get excited about this awesome battle set, complete with Beystadium, two battling top toys and two launchers.

For the boy who’s great at games

Monopoly Arcade Pac-Man Game

Suitable for ages 8 and up

Gamers and fans of the classic arcade game will love this Pac-Man-themed version of Monopoly, where players race around the board to buy new levels and gain points.

For the dinosaur collector

Mainstays Kids Dino Bed in a Bag Set

Suitable for ages 2 and up

Colourful dinosaurs roam around on this fun bed-in-a-bag set that’s sure to put a smile on any wannabe paleontologist’s face. It’s available in either twin or double sizes.

For the dinosaur collector

Adventure Force 40-Piece Dino Bucket

Suitable for ages 3 and up

With this jumbo jar of Jurassic characters, trees, rocks and ferns, he can create his own make-believe prehistoric world for hours of playtime fun.

For the dinosaur collector

DreamTents Fun Pop-Up Dinosaur Island Tent

Suitable for ages 3 and up

With this awesome gift, he can create his own dinosaur dream world in a matter of seconds. The tent works with all twin beds, including bunks.

For the dinosaur collector

Kid Connection Deluxe Dinosaur Playset

Suitable for ages 3 and up

This action-packed playset comes with vehicles and mini heroes to track the dinosaurs. Fun bonus: Pull the T-Rex’s arm to see his eyes light up and hear ferocious sounds.

For the dinosaur collector

Zuru Smashers Dino Ice Age 8-Pack

Suitable for ages 5 and up

With 50 icy Dino characters to collect and trade with friends—including an ultra-rare dino that glows in the dark—this set of eight smashable eggs offers up endless surprises.

For the dinosaur collector

Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings: Stealth

Suitable for ages 5 to 10

He’ll have to figure out how to tame this fierce and unpredictable creature, which hisses, roars and chomps in untamed mode, and get him nuzzling and purring. The dino also comes in green.

For the dinosaur collector

Sharper Image Toy Dinosaur Robotosaurus

Suitable for ages 8 to 11

Now he can have his very own pet dinosaur, thanks to this remote controlled Robotosaurus, which can move forward and backward and even spin and wag its tail. Good boy!

For the boy who’s into sports

Tech Deck Modular Skatepark Playset and Exclusive Fingerboard

Suitable for ages 6 and up

When open, this toy transforms from an ordinary pipe to a super cool mini skatepark for tons of two-finger fun. (Bonus: It comes with the exclusive Santa Cruz fingerboard.)

For the boy who’s into sports

OYO Sports NHL Buildable Game-Day Rink Set

Suitable for ages 6 and up

He’ll get a kick out of constructing the ultimate game-day rink (including five buildable players like Jonathan Toews and Sidney Crosby) with this 582-piece set.

For the boy who’s into sports

FIFA 20

Suitable for ages 6 and up

Any soccer fan will love this authentic game experience, which brings professional stadium games and street footie to life. It’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

For the boy who’s into sports

Youth Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry Jersey

Suitable for ages 6 to 14

Is he full of Raptors pride? Help him represent Canada’s championship team in style with this red-and-black Kyle Lowry jersey. He can layer it over long-sleeved T-shirts and wear it year-round.

For the boy who’s into sports

Franklin Sports 2-in-1 Basketball Set

Suitable for ages 8 and up

This two-in-one basketball set converts in seconds from a standing floor unit into a door-hanging net for plenty of indoor fun and endless rounds of b-ball.

For the boy who’s into sports

MD Sports 60-Inch Air-Powered Hockey Table

Suitable for ages 8 and up

Bring the game night action home with this 60-inch air-powered hockey table complete with LED electronic scorer and sound effects. Now he can challenge family members in a championship playoff!

For the stylish dude

George Boys' Graphic Crew Neckline Tee

Suitable for ages 4 to 14

Who doesn’t love pizza, video games and emojis? He’ll enjoy relaxing in this comfy and cute jersey knit sweater that’s perfect for Sunday fun-day.

For the stylish dude

George Boys' Sequin Fleece Hoodie

Suitable for ages 4 to 14

Fashion-forward kids can stay cozy on chilly days with this cool hoodie; the reversible sequins mean he can switch his gaming mode from on to off with the swipe of a hand.

For the stylish dude

George Boys' Character One-Piece

Suitable for ages 4 to 14

A super-comfy onesie is a must-have for lazy days and weekend mornings. This playful knit, with a front zipper and hood, can even double as an animal costume.

For the stylish dude

Mini Pop Kids Checkered Hat

Suitable for ages 8 to 14

With this stylish hat, tween boys can take any outfit to the next level in a matter of seconds. The band at the back makes it easy to adjust as he grows.

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