While it’s easy to grab the hottest new toy, I like to read reviews on just about everything I buy. I shop carefully and try and get fun things that will last for my kids. Be sure to check out all our gift ideas for everyone from babies to adults.
We have some really unique things this year on our list of boys christmas gift ideas for ages 6 to 8 to make your shopping easier. From sports to science to discovery toys, your boys won’t be disappointed!
To save this list of boys Christmas gift ideas, hover over the photo above or look for the “pin-it” button above to save it to your Pinterest boards.
Table of Contents
Your boys will love this cool remote control monster truck for indoors. Stunt Shot’s super soft foam wheels make it different from any other RC! It drives on and over anything with ease and won’t wreck walls, furniture or scratch floors! This cool truck can do flips, 360-degree spins, wheelies, rebound off walls, race down stairs, drive over objects and more! It’s fun and easy to master stunts anywhere indoors! Plus, it is designed to withstand crashes and bumps and keep on going! Its lightweight design provides high performance and lets you race at high speeds anywhere indoors! This cool Airhogs Stunt Shot Truck is USB rechargeable; remote requires 2 AAA batteries (not included). Perform awesome stunts indoors with Stunt Shot!
Your kids can experience wacky, over-the-top battles with Ninja Bots, hilarious interactive battling robots! This is going to be one of the hottest toys of the year. Every Ninja Bot has a different name and look, its own set of silly weapons, and a unique personality that comes to life with over 100 sounds and movements! This Double Pack includes two Ninja Bots (Red Dragon and Black Tiger), six weapons, two battle shields and two training targets. Arm your Ninja Bots with your favorite weapons: a hammer, nun chucks, boot on a rope, spatula and more! Weapon recognition allows each Ninja Bot to respond with different sounds and phrases depending on the weapon. Choose the spatula to hear your Ninja Bot exclaim “It’s grilling time!” and make slapping sounds! Equipped with IR sensors, it’s up to you to train your Ninja Bots with hand gestures to become a better fighters and level up four belts, from white to black belt! As you level up, your Ninja Bot’s LED eyes will change color to match your belt level. When your Ninja Bots are trained and ready to face-off, select your favorite battle style. There are 14 different battle styles – unlock them as you go! Place your Ninja Bots in front of one another, lift the battle shield and watch the hilarity ensue – the Ninja Bots will battle each other with unique sounds and actions until one gets knocked down and cries in defeat and the winner does a comical victory dance! For more endless battling fun, look for the Ninja Bots Single Pack (sold separately), featuring the legendary Blue Cobra. Ninja Bots interactive robots are a great gift for kids aged 6 and up.
This cool GoCube is the vintage Rubik’s cube reimagined and redesigned for the 21st century. GoCube is an app-enabled speed Cube, that allows ANYONE to learn how to solve this (unsolvable) classic puzzle in a fun and interactive way; Improve your skills; Track your progress; and compete with friends and cubers around the world. It is equipped with advanced sensors to track and measure activity, an inertial measurement unit (IMU) to track the cube’s orientation and connects through Bluetooth 5.0 to the companion GoCube app. GoCube is made of the highest quality materials, encompassing light indications, and a magnetic speed cube mechanism, enabling a whole new fast and smooth playing experience. This gift is great for kids age 8 and up, teens and adults.
The Ninja Double Obstacle Slackline Set has been designed to provide hours of outdoor fun for children ages 5 and up. This cool Ninja warrior course includes monkey bars, hanging rings and hanging monkey knots that is completely adjustable, allowing you to adjust the skill level of the course for different ages. Unlike any other ninja slackline set out there, our patent pending double line design allows for the monkey bars to hang as monkey bars should. Each obstacle will support users up to 200 lbs. The entire line can support greater than 1000 lbs, so several kids can use the set at the same time! Parents will enjoy easy set-up and easy storage. The Double Obstacle Line is designed to be used between two healthy trees that are spaced at least 15 feet apart, and no more than about 37 feet apart.
Your kids will love this unique Spy Code Mission: Diamond Heist Game. This newly-released game requires strategy, skill and cooperative game play to retrieve the stolen diamond before time runs out. Two to four players maneuver the spy through the Diamond Heist game board as they overcome all obstacles. Overcoming the final obstacle triggers an alarm and alerts the police. Players race against the clock to retrieve the diamond and escape before the police arrive. Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished! Test your skills. Diamond Heist Game is for all ages!
This new GoTrax GKX Electric Scooter is the perfect gift for outside fun! It can be used as either an electric scooter or a regular kick scooter. The 6″ Hard rubber tires are great for bumpy sidewalks and neighborhood streets. This scooter is easy for your tween to master, using the assisted motor the GKS smoothly accelerates. They can lift their foot from back gravity sensor to slow down and then put their foot on the rear brake to realize safe stop. The high capacity battery can reach distances of up to 4 miles per charge. The GKS is ready for any adventure! Choose from 4 different cool colors and it will accomodate kids up to 154lbs.
The Thames and Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand Experiment Kit is a fun project to keep your kids, age 7 and up, busy during their downtime. They can explore hydraulics, pneumatics, and robotics with their very own GIANT hydraulic hand! Using over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that you fill with water, build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand no motors or electricity required! Once assembled, your cyborg hand slips onto your own hand like a glove, with mechanical fingers that you operate with your own fingers and that can grip objects with enough force to lift them. Challenge yourself to pick up and hold a variety of items like bottles, pencils, small items anything with reach! The hand can be configured in three ways left hand, right hand, and claw-like, with the thumb in the center and can be adjusted to fit virtually all hand sizes. A 40-page, full-color manual guides model building and experimentation and provides engaging scientific information about how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots to assist with a variety of tasks in our modern world.
Swingball Pro is a fun outside activity for kids. Unlike normal tetherball, the Swingball Spinner Top prevents any cord tangles. The Rope starts in the middle of the spiral, and then moves up or down as a players are able to get the ball past their opponent. The Pro Spinner Top is especially tall for longer games. The best part is that the Swingball Pro is portable. You don’t need a playground, field, or rec center to play this great game. Just take your easy to assemble Swingball set and set it up wherever you want. Backyard, front room, or even a friend’s house. All of this game’s components pack away into the base for storage and the durable lid prevents leakages and increased water capacity for unrivalled stability.
Your boys won’t be able to put these highly-reviewed Trapped in a Video Game books down! Getting sucked into a video game is not as much fun as you’d think. Sure, there are jetpacks, hover tanks, and infinite lives, but what happens when the game starts to turn on you? In this best-selling series, 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby finds out just how dangerous video games – and the people making those games – can be. Each novel has a More to Explore section that teaches computer programming concepts through fun activities. From binary code to algorithms, each section provides an opportunity for kids to learn the basic functions behind their favorite video games.
Meet the all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition, our most popular smart speaker with Alexa, made for kids. It comes with 1 year of Amazon Kids+ (FreeTime Unlimited), which unlocks a world of kid-friendly content. Kids can ask Alexa to play music, read stories, and call approved friends and family. It is packed with skills and features that help kids learn and grow every day. When they’re feeling curious, they can ask Alexa questions. If they’re stuck on their homework, Alexa can help. They can even set an alarm that wakes them up to the voice of their favorite character. It’s exciting for them—and easy for you.The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass for full sound the whole family can enjoy.
Star Wars: The Mandolorian fans will love this cool The Child shirt. Featuring charming cartoon illustrations of The Child inspired by the Disney+ live-action series, this Mandalorian tee shirt makes a Force-sensitive addition to your look. Choose from youth or adult sizing. This shirt is available several great colors too.
This cool Grouch Couch Game is great for younger kids as it is fun and doesn’t take too long to play. Ever wonder what happens to those little items that go missing? Now’s your chance to find out and maybe get some things back when Grouch Couch spits out Lost Goodies! Take turns feeding Grouch Couch all kinds of tasty treats. Then press the remote-control and see what happens. He might grumble, chomp, burp and (hopefully) eat your treats! When he does, he’ll spit out Lost Goodies. You’ll want to collect these because the player with the most Lost Goodies when Grouch Couch plays his victory song, wins!
Your young sports fans will love this The Greatest Football Teams of All Time Book by Sports Illustrated Kids. This book covers some of the best individual teams as well as the best eras in famous teams’ history. Sports Illustrated Kids dissects the best of the gridiron to show the whys and hows of team building, brilliant strategy, player combinations, and that special magic that the greatest teams have and which owners can’t buy—even if there weren’t a salary cap. Player profiles, stats and records, and thrilling narratives show the march to the Super Bowl and into history of America’s favorite spectator sport. Amazing photos, insider stories, and fun facts capture the cultural phenomenon that is football in the U.S.!
If you have a house full of Legos, Hot Wheel Cars or other toys that get quite messy, you might want to check out the Lay-n-Go Original Activity Mat. This neat mat unfolds for play and quickly cinches up for an easy clean-up. This would be great to take your favorite Legos to your winter cabin! This neat mat is made of Denier Poly and has a durable locking nylon cord.
My boys loved Imaginext when they were little and your boys will love this super cool Imaginext DC Super Friends, R/C Mobile Command Center. Imaginext playsets are great gifts for younger boys. Whether chasing Super-Villains on the streets or soaring through the skies overhead, young Super Heroes are in control of all the action with the Imaginext DC Super Friends RC Mobile Command Center. With remote in hand, kids can send the command center racing into action, raise the Batwing platform and take off for high-flying action! With The Joker in sight down below, push the trigger to fire projectiles. This set includes the RC Mobile Command Center, remote control, projectiles, jail, and a batman figure.
If you love this list of boys Christmas gift ideas and you need more gift ideas, then check out our great gift ideas page.
More Gift Ideas
- Birthday Gifts for 8 Year Old Boy
- Great Gift Ideas for Boys Ages 6, 7, 8
- Outdoor Toys Gift Ideas
- Kids Art Gift Ideas