Round two of stocking stuffers is here! This is all about ideas for boys between the ages of 8 and 12. Since I have two boys in this age range, I wanted to come up with things that they maybe haven’t thought of that they want, and things that were on their list. All 15 of these ideas are under the $50 price range.
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Additionally, everything I chose is from Amazon Prime and can be shipped and arrive before Christmas. If you have Prime, that means free shipping too!
When filling stockings, I definitely take most things out of their package so they can fit. Please keep that in mind, with most of these items, they would need to be removed but should fit nicely in a normal stocking!
Here are my picks! I’ve included affiliate links to each product for your convenience.
Listen. I know most of us parents are over fidget spinners, but after asking both of my boys, they still really like them and said most kids still really like them. And this one apparently spins for 3-5 minutes. Eye roll.
Not only are this headphones stylish (comes in lots of colors too), but they are foldable, has a micro SD card slot, and they have a 4 hour listening/talk time. Both of my boys asked for over-the-ear headphones for Christmas.
Echo Dot –
A great way for kids to listen to music, ask Alexa questions, make calls…. and if you get more than 1, you can use it as a intercom of sorts– no more yelling from the other room!
Pretty much all boys love to collect sports trading cards, so with the World Cup coming this new year, this will be a hit. These cards will teach more about each player and each package has 6 cards.
This is a throwback to a vintage game, but is still a lot of fun for any sports-loving kid. Instruction included, but basically you move your pegs/players around the bases using a set of dice. Make sure you check other sellers on this to make sure you get it before Christmas, and also check out the other sports in a tin– hockey and football (they appear at the bottom under suggested items)!
This game is actually so much fun and great for active kids to get their energy out! You set those 5 targets up any way you in a couple rooms, the player holds the ‘baton’, and after selecting the game option (relay, race the clock, and target tally), you go and tag the targets as fast as you can. I can imagine setting up a really crazy obstacle course and using this game to burn off all that ‘cooped-up’ winter energy. 🙂 NOTE: You must take this out of the package to fit it in a stocking!
Can you tell we love soccer? Another World Cup activity for kids! Similar to the trading cards, this is a 64 page sticker album that you collect player stickers to put inside. Also includes a bracket to fill in the teams who advance. This album comes with 10 stickers and more can be purchased on Amazon. I imagine you will see these in stores later in 2018.
Similar to the finger lights I chose for girls, this is fun variation and will keep little hands extra toasty while entertaining them with flashing finger lights.
For a kid’s 3D pen, this was the best price with the highest reviews on Amazon. It has adjustable speed and temperature and is super easy to use. Make/draw 3D images/objects from patterns online– this is fun for kids of all ages, regardless if they like art or not! I recommend getting some inexpensive refill filament packs as well.
Slingshot LED helicopters that light up once you shoot them in the sky. No real explanation is needed– these are just fun and encourage some outdoor activity.
I’m not sure what it is about remote control vehicles but my boys and even my husband love them and ask for them every year. Fun detail? The driver flies off when his bumper is hit.
This fun activity is a great arm workout for two people to play, and it also is a recommended physical/occupational therapy tool!
I had no idea this toy even existed or I would have bought it long ago. Basically your kid can throw it against the wall and it will bounce and fly right back to him/her. Great to work on their spiral throw. This is a smaller version of the larger, more legit one that is available (but doesn’t fit in a stocking).
My kids are big fans of sports themed books especially anything by Mike Lupica. This is his latest book that was just released in September, and most of Mike Lupica books are aimed at a 3-5 grade reading level.
We bought this before a road trip we made earlier this fall and it surprised me how all three of my kids loved playing it. Okay I admit, I liked playing it too. 🙂 The compact size makes it easy to shove in my purse, and I would pull that thing out when bickering ensued in a public place. You will have to negotiate turns unless you get more than one! 😉
That’s it for my stocking stuffer ideas for boys! Hopefully this has been helpful if you are stuck on small gift ideas. Merry Christmas!