The holiday season approaches but while the air is filled with festive cheer, many of you find yourself with the annual challenge of finding the perfect gift for young boys. Your need to strike a balance between fun, educational value, durability, and of course, the price, is not an easy task.
That’s why we aimed to remove the guesswork from your shopping list and prepared a curated list of holiday gifts to inspire you, featuring DIY crafting kits that promise to bring smiles, laughter, and a touch of creativity.
In a world where screens often dominate playtime, our handpicked selection is designed to engage young minds, encourage artistic expression, and provide hours of wholesome entertainment. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or a friend on the hunt for that perfect gift, let’s unwrap 10 of the best holiday gifts for young boys.
This is the ultimate pillow for future astronauts and young boys who love space. Our special DIY crafting kit contains everything you need to make your own planet pillow for children ages 6-12, with detailed graphic instructions and easy-to-read steps, needle, thread, glue and polyfill stuffing. No sewing tools at home? No need to buy extra. You can start crafting your space pillow right away. It also comes with a complimentary handheld telescope, complete with strap, case, and cleaning cloth
Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, is not only a creative outlet to make intricate designs but also a great way to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Make it a great bonding activity with our Origami Paper Kit. This starter kit contains 50 different origami projects, from detailed animals to elegant paper hearts, as well as 450 sheets of origami paper, 50 of which feature beautiful Japanese patterns. Perfect for kids aged 6 and up.
Perfect for young boys who like DIY art kits, these acrylic paints and mini ceramic magnetic tiles allow kids to create unique designs for displaying on a fridge or school locker. The kit includes 1 paintbrush, 8 paints, 12 self-adhesive magnets, feathers, googly eyes and detailed instructions. Each mini ceramic tile comes in 3 basic shapes—square, round, and heart. It’s a fun and interactive way to encourage children to express their creativity.
For budding engineers and race car enthusiasts, the LEGO Technic Racing Car Building Kit is a fantastic choice. This intricate set provides the thrill of building a detailed racing car with working steering and suspension. While there are several designs available, we’re quite partial to the McLaren Senna GTR supercar with a detailed V8 engine with moving pistons and dihedral doors. Adult assistance may be required but isn’t that what dads, uncles, and grandpas are for?
What better gift to combine science and art than our own Robotic Dinosaur Kit? This kit includes materials for 3 projects—Mechanical Tyrannosaurus Assembly, Mechanical Triceratops Assembly, and Mechanical Brachiosaurus Assembly, along with detailed step-by-step instructions, 8 Colors of Paint to decorate the assembled pieces, 2 paint brushes and glue. It’s the perfect way to introduce kids to simple robotics and engineering.
Continuing the dinosaur theme, unleash the paleontologist within your recipient with the National Geographic Mega Fossil Dig Kit. This educational and hands-on kit allows young explorers to uncover genuine fossils, including dinosaur bones. Also includes a full-color, detailed Learning Guide that illustrates how fossils are formed and helps young scientists identify each specimen as it’s discovered. It's a captivating way to combine learning with adventure and fuel a passion for science.
Nurture the next Banksy with this Airbrush Kit from Crayola. The Air Marker Sprayer features a motorized and electric-powered design that requires no manual cranking, pumping, or squeezing. These markers use a washable ink formula, so all it takes to clean off a surface is a gentle rinse.
With this simple water filtration kit, you can show kids how water is cleaned and purified by using commonly available materials! It includes everything you need to build a simple water filter—sand, pebbles, a plastic beaker, a water dropper, 4 filter chambers, a filter support card, 4 pieces of filter paper and a detailed, step-by-step instruction guide. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach them the importance of clean water and discover the process of filtering water on their own.
Aspiring aviators and craft enthusiasts alike will find joy in the simple yet profound pleasure of folding paper airplanes. The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes is a masterclass in the art of paper folding, offering clear instructions and colorful illustrations that guide young hands through the steps of creating a fleet of unique paper airplanes. It includes 40 full-color, double-sided sheets of paper in 20 different designs as well as a 56-page booklet with detailed instructions and helpful suggestions on how to fix common problems.
For future scientists and engineers, the Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit is an excellent choice. This kit introduces young minds to the basics of electronics through hands-on experimentation. It has everything you need to start building 100+ projects—no soldering or tools required.
And there you have it—our top 10 holiday gifts that you can give to young boys in your life this holiday season. We've had a blast exploring the world of fun and creativity with these fantastic craft and STEM kits. We hope your little ones enjoy unwrapping your gifts this holiday season. Happy gifting!