I am not sure why but buying for boys seems to be my sticking point.
So this year I am after reviewing some epic toys and games I have popped them in a gift guide in the hopes it helps if you are buying for a little boy this year and with a whole range of prices and types of toys I am sure you will find something on there to help sort your shopping list out.
Nerf N-Strike Hyperfire Elite Blaster
We reviewed this earlier in the year and it was our first play with a Nerf product and Joshua and Ollie both loved it with its quick fire option and its super easy to load chamber.
Several of Joshua’s friends that have been to play have added the Nerf N-Strike Hyperfire Elite Blaster to their christmas wish lists.
Adjustable Roller Skates
Although we haven’t reviewed these this year I can remember vividly my childhood memories involving roller-skates (although no where near as nice as these ones) mine strapped to the bottom of your shoe!
These adjustable roller skates give more stability through the ankle and a great stopper on the front.
So if you were looking to give the gift of fresh air instead of video games these would be supper for any newbie skaters out there.
JD Bug Junior Original Street Scooter
Well the time has come for our scooter made fella to upgrade his scooter for one with 2 wheels and this exceptionally prices JD Bug street scooter is a great upgrade with a super price of £27.95*
Designed for age 4+ this scooter is going to make for an ideal first stage after the 3 wheel toddler scooter he has had.
Mattel Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Kit
This year has seen Joshua begin to properly able with the Hot Wheels range and I for one am loving it. I love nothing more than seeing his imagine fire and these sets certainly do that.
The newest set out on the market is the Track Builder Stunt Kit which is epic fun and as with all Hot Wheels sets they can be joined together so the possibilities are endless, especially as its super easy to put together too!
I wasn’t going to add this product to the gift guide as currently it is out of stock online and only a few can be found in store, however it seems that Hatchimals are this years number one product on those Christmas lists and I too have a little fella feeling the love for these.
I have contacted Spin Master directly and they have confirmed that further stock will be arriving in the next few weeks, hence why I have kept this on the my gift guide.
However what is the attraction?! Well having watched numerous unboxing videos it would be fair to say seeing this little creature hatch (which it can only do once) was epic and the fact you are not sure what colour it will hatch into is also super appealing as it could be one of 2 colours.
The fact this toy learns with use and will grow through 3 stages (baby, toddler, kid) is also super appealing as the more interaction it gets the more interesting it will become.
Now this little beauty is something I cant wait take a look at closely as it introduces core programming concepts like debugging, the queue, and recursions, and can help break down tasks into a logical sequence of steps to reach an objective.
The concept behind this wooden robot is all about teaching the basics of computer coding from age 3+through storytelling and adventure boards. I believe Cubetto is the first coding toy of its kind to involve no screen time at all so this is a bonus for me as I love nothing more than an educational toy that is fun and steers clear of hours on a tablet.
So if you are looking for a learning based toy then this is worth taking a look at.
Kids’ Crocs Bump It Batman™ Rain Boot
I love buying some funky wellies for my little people at Christmas, it tends to be in the hopes that snow is going to fall … however we have never been that lucky, however this doesn’t stop me dreaming.
Welly boots can go down well in the gift category and these super funky wellies from Crocs have all the comfort you would expect from the brand with an added helping of Batman, so super all round!
Mario 7 Bowser Radio Control Kart
If you have a Nintendo fan in the house like us then these Mario 7 Radio Control Karts are going to up there on the must by list.
Joshua is obsessed with Mario, or should I say Bowser and thankfully this wonderfully detailed radio controlled karts come in several characters. So far I have found Bowser, Yoshi, Mario and Donkey Kong.
Having looked into these for my little boy I have to say I was fairly shocked by the size. The adverts on TV make them look fairly small but actually they are a really substantial size so watch out they are going to have your toes!
OK OK I will admit it this little fella has me smitten, I feel in love with the original Furby all those years ago but the original has nothing on this one with his super soft fur.
Furby Connect takes interactive toys to the next level with his abilities and by petting, tickling, or shaking Furby, turning Furby upside down, or even moving its antenna like a joystick, along with his colourful eyes that display 150 animations to help you to understand what he is wanting or needing it really has fun packed in.
We had the pleasure of being able to play with one a short while back and I can certainly say playing with him is slightly addictive as you just want to keep talking to him and using him with the app only extends his abilities and the fun element further.
Disclaimer: Some of the products in this post I have had the pleasure of reviewing previously, however some are just on my little boys wish list.
*Prices at the time of publication