20 Gift Ideas for Primary School Aged BoysCool gifts - not for babies!

Primary school boys can be hard to buy for – they are just outgrowing a lot of toys, and are usually starting to request expensive type gifts!  

Here are some suggestions on what to buy the primary school-aged boys in your life!

I have two primary school aged boys and I can tell you – they are getting hard to buy for!  Here are some of their favourite things – and hopefully they might appeal to your boys!

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1. Trading Cards

Yes Pokemon Trading Cards are the number one in FAD for boys at the moment. Boys are simply crazy for them. They can be bought at most toy stores or Big W. Start from $5 up to about $30. Cheapest place to buy them is usually eBay. Other trading cards that are popular at the moment include:

pokemon cards

Buy them online from Oz game Shop

2. Tuxedo T-Shirt

I don’t know what it is with Tuxedo’s – but my kids wear them to every free dress day!  I’ve bought them one each of these super cute t-shirts and it makes a good substitute!

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Via Dadshop.com.au

3. Science Experiment Kits or Chemistry Sets

You’ll find some incredible science experiments both online and in the stores. Things that go pop or explode will delight them. There are some great challenging ones too – like ways to drop a raw egg from heights without it breaking. Make up your own kit or buy one pre-prepared.

This chemistry set is available from Australian Geographic.
This chemistry set is available from Australian Geographic.

4. Their own pet(and we aren’t talking a Puppy here…)

If they are mature enough, look into a new pet for them.  Great ideas for this age include:

  • Goldfish or Fighter Fish – only require a small bowl, some water conditioner and food
  • Hermit Crab
  • Seamonkeys
  • Guinea Pig
  • Budgie or Parrot

fighter fish

5. Lego Kits

Lego is awesome! It’s often the first time a boy will follow instructions (which they seem to lose by manhood!) Many engineers, builders and mechanics started their passion with the simple enjoyment of Lego. Lego is expensive however you can get the small starter boxes for around the $10 mark.  The best thing about Lego is that it is something Dad can do with the kids!

lego set

6. Fishing Gear

What greater delight for a young boy than to learn how to fish. Put together a fishing kit – with a hand reel, tackle box and maybe a few fishing accessories.

7. Gaming Console

If you truly want to ROCK this Christmas (and have the cash) – you can’t go past a gaming console for boys.  They love it.  There are a few to choose from – but the best (in my humble opinion) are:

The thing is – there are so many accessories for all of them that you will have loads of ideas for parents, aunts and uncles to buy them on top.  Think things like:

  • Gaming Headsets
  • Wireless Controllers
  • Character Packs
  • Digital Download Packs

8. Online Digital Download Games

There are a few brilliant games for teenage boys that are only available online.  So if you buy a membership – they have access to these games.  All are age appropriate and non-violent.  My picks include:

9. A Drone

Just a small one… You can usually pick up a kids version for under $40.  You might want to help them for the first couple of goes… We lost ours in the paddock – never to be seen again…drone

10. Nerf Guns

ANY age boys love these…. even the grown up ones.  Grab them at Big W or OzGame Shop.  There are also loads of accessories for Nerf Guns too – extra foam bullets, clips, basket ball rings etc.  You could go mad!

nerf gun

11. Jigsaw Puzzle

Not the baby ones… No… Go for the of the 500 or 1000 piece puzzles – not only will it keep him entertained for days or weeks, parents can get in on the act too.  Just make sure you have a space that he can put it where it won’t get disturbed. My pick is the Ravensburger Puzzles – good quality and reasonably priced.

jigsaw puzzle

12. Magic Kit

There are loads of really good magic trick books and kits at the Australia Geographic Store.  Also check out Big W and Kmart.  Our pick – the Dynamo Magic Kit!

dynamo magic kit

13. A Tent

You can pick up super cheap two man tents now – even from Aldi, very reasonably priced.  Boys can camp out in the backyard if you aren’t keen on camping – or have their own tent if you do enjoy it!

camper van tent

We love this VW Campervan Tent from Monster Factory!

14. Board Games

Yes board games are perfect for this age.  But don’t go too baby-ish. Good suggestions for this age include:

However, if you happen to be lucky enough to have an Xbox or Playstation – go for the online versions of the above games.  Less pieces to lose and the whole family can still play!  You can get games and consoles from EB Games, Big W and Kmart.

xbox one monopoly

15. Online Games

There isn’t a boy alive that doesn’t LOVE online games.  So if you are thinking about an Xbox One or Playstation for Christmas – here are some great games that aren’t too violent – or babyish!

  • Minecraft – All about building your own reality.
  • Fruit Ninja (aged from 7+ onwards)
  • FIFA 17
  • Monopoly Family Fun Pack
  • Disney Infinity – Star Wars Starter Pack (Aged 10+)
  • Forza Motorsport 6 (Aged 10+  buy my boys aged 8 and 9 LOVE IT!)


16. Books

There are some fantastic books written with primary aged boys in mind. Help them discover the incredible world of getting lost in a book and being transported to another time or place. Ask your school librarian for suggestions, or your local book shop will know of their best sellers.

My suggestions:


17. A DJ Music Mixing Deck

If you boy is into music, this is a great gift for them to start experimenting with the tunes they love.

dj mixing deck

Our Pick:  This Mini Electronic DJ Music Mixing Deck from BLUW.  Only $49.99

18. Telescope or Microscope

There are some excellent affordable telescopes on the market designed for children to discover the beauty of our universe. I always thought telescopes would cost close to $100, but I love that there are now great starter sets for under $15!

microscope yellow

This 28 piece Microscope set is $89.99 from Yellow Octopus. It is recommended for children 8 years old+.

19. Crystal Growing Kit

Perhaps for the smaller primary school kids. You can pick up kits like this from Yellow Octopus for $18.99 (online only).

crystal growing set

20. Solar Robots

Like Lego, they need to assemble it – but unlike Lego, this runs on solar power!  Aged for 12 – 14 years.

solar robot

We will keep adding awesome gift ideas for Primary School Aged Boys as we come across them.

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