Today I thought I'd share a list of great toys, games, books, and other items with anyone else trying to find something special for boys this holiday season. Most of the items pictured below are ones that have been well-loved by Noah and Will over the years; a few are things that we've seen just recently that look really intriguing. While I say this is a list of gift ideas for boys (because I've seen the positive reactions my two have given to these items), I'm sure many girls would also very much enjoy them!
For imagination and adventures
Hand-made personalized superhero cape
Lite Hawk II RC helicopter
For thinking and problem solving
Perplexus puzzle ball
Crazy Campers brainteaser puzzle
Electronic Snap Circuits
For outdoor fun
Ogosport mini disk pack
Z-Curve archery set
For reading enjoyment
The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner
(This excellent book was a recent favourite of Will's and mine.)
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
(Noah really enjoyed this book and has the recently-released sequel, The Fire Chronicle, on his wish list.)
Take a peek at previous posts in my "A bookworm's breakfast" section for many other great book suggestions.
For fun family game nights
Apples to Apples Jr.
Look here for titles and descriptions of several other games that our family loves.
For artistic creativity
Klutz Thumb Doodles Book
Hypotrochoid art set
Homemade Christmas crayons (Find complete instructions for this easy craft here.)
For small surprises
Gingerbread or Chocolate Candy Cane Soap
(These delightful soaps are all natural and handmade by Jenn [From The Blue House With Love], a fellow blogger whom I was very glad to meet at the Blissdom Canada conference I attended back in October. Jenn makes a variety of gentle and wonderful smelling soaps that would make lovely gifts for everyone in the family.)
Lego speech bubbles
Star Wars light-up toothbrushes (available at Walmart)
If you choose any of these gifts for the boys you know and love, I hope they will bring them smiles and hours of enjoyment! I'd also love to hear your ideas for cool gifts -- please let me know what your boys' favourite things are in the comments section below. :)