The Burb Mom Editors tapped into the Official Burb Mom Contributor Brain Trust (O.B.M.C.B.T.) to find out what they are getting or suggesting as gifts for their kids. We are going to compile the information into several articles as a HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE. We are starting with this one highlighting BOYS ages 5-10 because that is what I know best. This age grouping is based on our extensive research (OK, maybe the 5 surveys we got returned…it appears that most of these gifts will work for most any boy within this age span).
These are suggestions from our MOM contributors. No one has been paid to promote any of these items.
Alrighty…are we ready?
What to get a BOY for Christmas if he is between the ages of 5 and 10:
LEGOS, LEGOS and more LEGOS. It appears that pretty much anything related to Legos is high on the Christmas list. Bonus points for anything LEGO Star Wars.
The good news is that there are TONS of sets to choose from. The bad news is that there are TONS of sets to choose from. The Star Wars Sets seem to appeal to just about any boy. My youngest (who is 4) is asking for sets from the Lego City line. My boys also love the Indiana Jones and Power Miners sets. If you have a child interested in Power Rangers and other Super Hero-type things, you might check into the Lego Bionicles.
- PS3/2 – Heather suggests to buy used PS2 games because they are CHEAP. Her son is 6 and seems to like ANY game – he doesn’t care how new or what platform it runs on.
- DS – My boys have DS games and play those a lot. They like the Lego-related games (shocking, eh?), Kirby and Mario.
- Wii – Wii Sports games, Mario and any of the Wii Fit games are a bit hit at our house.
Nerf guns are getting bigger and better. Many have rapid fire and hold up to 30 nerf bullets. Pretty cool. There are also some fun new swords – very medieval. Any and all of these have been drooled over in the Target aisles. Obviously, if you are giving these to children OTHER THAN YOUR OWN you might want to make sure the people that live with these lucky children want them to have weapons…
It appears that all moms of boys agree on one thing – SEND THEM OUTSIDE. Scooters help moms get to this goal. Heather is getting her son a Razor Scooter and MeL is shopping for Spark Scooters (also made by Razor) which I had to look up.
Super cool! Look…
This is a new one to me, but looks pretty fun. It is a game where the player has to use concentration to move balls through a course. There are videos on how it works on the Mind Flex website.
These wooden building blocks can be purchased in all sorts of set sizes. Imagination and ingenuity fuel play. Here is a YouTube video I found that uses the Keva Planks to build a tower and then destroy it with a ball. More information about the Keva Planks can be found on their website.
Whew! That should get your shopping list started. Here are a few other suggestions…
- Check out the bags of toys at resale shops. Heather has purchased random action figures – Superman & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in bulk for $3 a bag.
- MeL suggests remote control cars. They come in a variety of sizes and prices.
- I suggest small magic trick sets/gags. No boy can resist showing off a simple magic trick or shaking hands with a buzzer in his hand.
PLEASE leave your suggestions in the comments below. We would hate to have missed anything great!