I like toys that don’t make noise or break easily. I seek gifts that foster an adventurist spirit in my children and encourage activity and relationship between people.
If you have a son and know me in real life, I have told you about my deep LOVE for JM Cremps– the boy’s adventure store. The majority of the toys in our home are from this family-run business out of Minnesota. It’s been my one-stop Christmas shopping spot for the past 3 years. For that reason, many things on this list are from there because… it’s my AWESOME secret store. Enough about the store, on with the gifts.
My Top Picks to inspire Adventure in boys ( and girls!):
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Hot gift this season. Anchor the slackline between 2 trees and balance your way across this narrow strip. The advanced version can even be used with skateboards and skis.
Military Surplus Tent – $29
Perfect for backyard forts.
Medic Bag – $12.99
Shockingly popular with my children!! Before I gave these to my kids, I filled them with camo duct tape, bandaids, a wooden (not sharp) pocket knife, a mini first aid kit, a camo water bottle, string and caution tape from the dollar store, and some books on survival in the outdoors and What to make with Duct Tape. They staged “animal rescues”, climbed trees roping off weak branches, and had picnics under strange bushes. They were a huge hit. Every tool in that bag was used to its fullest.
Rubberband Gun – start at $12
These have been so much fun that I went back to get one for my husband. I bought a pack of extra “ammo” or rubberbands which was a wise investment.
This set is made of foam.There is also a Wolverine bow and arrow set for boys more self-controlled than my own.
Young Architect Kit
- Contains over 60 Snap-Together parts. Build over 300 exciting projects.
- Build a Radio, Doorbell, burglar alarm and more
- Fly Boy Street Helmet
- Night Visdion Spy Gear
- Duck Dynasty Board Game
- Play Mobile Camping and Tent Set
- Wodden Pocket Knife
- Wooden Catapult Kit
- Duck Commander Flag Hat
- Camo Duct Tape
- Automoblix Cars
- Camo Face Paint
- Knight Figurines
- Compact Compass
- Leather Cross Bracelet
- Whittling Kit
- Glow in the Dark Duct Tape
- Book of Knots
- Motorized Coin Sorter
Some favorites BOOKS:
- Dangerous Books for Boys
- Pocket Guide to Boy Stuff
- His Mighty Warrior – *our favorite boy’s devotional*
- Book of Knots (with rope kit) $8
- Pocket Guide to the Outdoors
- The Beginner Book of Duct Tape Projects
- 31 Whittling Projects
- 50 Dangerous Things you should let your children do.
For more holiday ideas, check out our Pinterest holiday boards.
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