With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably still struggling to think of those presents for those difficult people in your life. While some people are incredibly easy to buy for, there’s always one person for whom no gift seems right.
Young boys in particular can be tricky to buy presents for. As they grow up, their likes and preferences are constantly changing so it’s impossible to pin them down. They are particularly susceptible to peer pressure and new trends, meaning that the perfect gift you bought them last year will now be long forgotten in the back of a wardrobe.
Whether it’s a son, nephew, grandson, or the child of a friend, you can’t let them go without a gift. Especially considering the year 2020 has been. There are several gifts that are timeless and will always go down a treat with young lads of a certain age.
To help you finish up your Christmas shopping in time, here are some of the best Christmas gifts for boys.
Kids love playing with toys, without a doubt. But it's a tricky gift to get right. Buy something too childish and they won’t play with it, but buy something too advanced and they won’t have a clue how to use it. You have to find the perfect balance. Things like Lego sets and construction kits make excellent gifts as they are good fun and just challenging enough to make them think. And if you buy one that’s a little too difficult for them, they’ll grow into it while still having fun building their own creations out of the pieces.
It’s never advisable to give young children too much sugar, but Christmas is an exception for everyone. Some sweet snacks like chocolate and cookies will always go down a treat with people of any age or gender, so you really can’t go wrong.
Everyone needs clothes, and they can be a great present for young boys who are just starting to care about their appearance. But you don’t want to give them boring gifts like socks and gloves on Christmas. If you opt for fashion items that they can show off to their friends like baseball caps and custom made baseball jerseys and uniforms, you’ll fast become their favorite relative.
Children these days are starting to spend too much time on their phones, and are reading less than ever before. Literacy is an important life skill, and kids should be encouraged to read from an early age. Books are an excellent gift for a child, and there is no shortage of exciting adventure books targeted at children of all ages. Opt for a new bestseller like JK Rowling’s The Ickabog, or help them discover some timeless classics of children’s literature such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or the Harry Potter series.
Buying gifts for young boys can be difficult, but you don’t need to overcomplicate things. Opt for one of these universally-loved presents and you’ll definitely put a smile on their face on Christmas Day.