Christmas gift guide: gifts for boys


Christmas gift guide: gifts for boys

Searching for the perfect gifts for boys? Don’t fret – we’re here to make it easy with a list of trending gifts to get you on your way. We’ve got something for the likes of all boys, whether he enjoys the outdoors, loves creativity or immerses himself in tech.

Creative gifts

Is he a fan of drawing? Does he love to paint? Get him on his way to Picasso status with some amazing craft gifts.

  • Book: If he loves to read, let his imagination run wild with a great fiction book. Goosebumps is back with a vengeance and Diary of a Wimpy Kid is known to be a favourite. Find a great selection at Whitcoulls.
  • Craft set: Something like a slime kit where they can get their hands messy will give boys plenty of excitement. Head to Kmart and Farmers.
  • Painting: Get him started on a painting project with a blank canvas, paint pots and easel to place his masterpiece on. Shop at Whitcoulls or Kmart.

Active gifts

These gifts are for the boy who loves the outdoors and is always on the go! Whether he likes to skateboard, play ball or enjoy a dip in the ocean, here are some great gifts for active boys.

  • Basketball: Is he a fan of the NBA? If he loves dribbling a basketball up and down the court, he’ll adore a shiny new ball. Think something different and go for a bright colour or a ball branded with his favourite team. Shop sporting goods at Stirling Sports.
  • Skateboard: Perfect for summer, gift him a shiny new deck on wheels he can take on his next visit to the skate park. Head to Amazon.
    Beach supplies: It's not a New Zealand summer without a visit to the beach. To ensure he has the best time at the beach, get him a bodyboard, or new bucket, spade or water gun to enjoy on the sand. Find a selection at Kmart and Farmers.


There’s nothing boys love more than toys. Whether they like to build, play on consoles or enjoy classic board games, they'll love these toys for Christmas.

  • Lego: Who doesn’t love Lego? Get his mind working on a new project. If he's a fan of Harry Potter, the World of Wizards Hogwarts Great Hall Lego set is a fun option. Shop Lego at Whitcoulls, Farmers, and Kmart.
  • PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch: A console is a big gift to buy, but you know boys are sure to get use out of it with an abundance of games to choose from. Shop consoles at EB Games.
  • Play-Doh: Let him get crafty with classic Play-Doh. Sure, you can easily pick up two tubs of Play-Doh, but boys will have more fun playing on sets like Doctor Drill ‘N Fill or Burger Set. Shop Play-Doh at Farmers, and Whitcoulls.

Fashion gifts

Does he like to look the part? Gift him a new piece of clothing or accessory to make him feel like a star on Christmas Day.

  • Sunglasses: They're perfect for summer and not an item boys get regularly, so why not spoil him with a pair? Find some cute sunnies at Kmart, Cotton On Kids, and Farmers.
  • Hat: A boy can never have too many hats. Whether he likes baseball caps or fedoras, you'll find a great range at Cotton on Kids and Factorie.
  • Sneakers: Keep his sneaker game on point with some fresh new kicks. Shop the latest trends at Platypus, Skechers, Converse, and Foot Locker.

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