The best toys for boys – Christmas 2017
Smart-Toys ranks the greatest boy toys for kids of the 2017 Holiday season.
Whether you are shopping for a son, grandson, nephew, br other, father, coworker, or friend, Smart-Toys guides can help you find the absolute best toy for any age. Smart-Toys picks excellent toys that meet our selective criteria for developing kids mental and physical abilities. They must:
- engage the kids actively, rather than turning them into passive recipients of entertainment
- be engaging and attention grabbing
- have appeal to many ages and developmental abilities
- benefit the child by helping them learn a new skill, enhancing creativity, promoting confidence and self sufficiency, or giving them opportunities to explore
- be open ended and adaptable to many styles of play
So you want to give your child the best Christmas gift this year? All right already, look no further:
Best toys for boys – Christmas 2017
Nerf Dart Blaster – Ages 8+
Kids will run, jump and dodge with the absolute fastest motorized Nerf Dart Blaster. Featuring a 25 barrel drum and 25 darts, and is compatible with most standard sized Elite Nerf Darts (blue, green, white or orange, including Rebelle darts).
Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Track Set – Ages 5+
Design and assemble four sturdy elevated intersecting figure-eight tracks, feeder ramps, crash zones and motorized boosters. Compatible with many other Hot Wheels tracks and cars.
Odyssey Toys Turbo Runner – Ages 12+
Introduce your child to drones with a feature-filled model that performs 360-degree stunts, live streams HD video and photos, and can hover automatically, yet does not require FAA registration.
Chip – Ages 8+
Chip (a smart, affectionate, and trainable robot dog) can respond to you through touch, SmartBand, or the CHiP app, will recognize and follow you, and even play fetch! The behavior and personality of the intelligent, friendly robot puppy responds to your interaction with him – so, just like a real pet, every one is unique. Real-time processing using advanced sensors and smart accessories allows Chip to see, speak, listen, and feel, while he explores his own world independently.
Ninjago Samurai – Ages 9+
Flex design and architecture skills while you build the Samurai X Cave, including an opening skull entrance, inventor launchpad with 3 modules to assemble a jet, laser prison with an opening ‘door’ of translucent laser-beam elements, functioning elevator for the minifigures, movable floor function, and a Samurai X bike, parking space and exit ramp.
Thomas & Friends TrackMaster – Ages 3+
Send the motorized Thomas under the bridge and up the spiral track, down the ramp and then across the two foot jump! Next, Harold the helicopter will bring him up to the top to repeat the fun.
Paw Patrol Air Patroller – Ages 3+
The Air Patroller has real lights and sounds, transforms from helicopter to plane mode, and loads up the entire Paw Patrol team in the Cargo Bay and Cockpit.
Pie Face Showdown – Ages 5+, 2+ players
The laugh-out-loud funny Pie Face Showdown game allows friends and family to play together for hours. A simple yet hilarious game, the player who doesn’t get a face full of pie wins.
Lightsabers – Ages 4+
Teddy Ruxpin – Age 2+
The The classic Teddy Ruxpin toy bear from the 1980’s (which has been resurrected by Wicked Cool Toys), is making a return as a smart animated teddy that reads stories to children.
It’s always a challenge to narrow the best toys of Christmas down to just 10 (and 2017 was no different!); so, we’re sure we missed out on a few awesome toys. Be sure to browse our hundreds of other articles for more great toy ideas this Christmas.
We hope this Christmas toy list is an inspiration for gift ideas that will delight and engage your kids this year. All of the items we pick are hand selected, taking into account popular demand, overall industry trends, published reviews from other parents, and the best deals on price. Be sure to pick your Christmas gifts now while there’s still availability- don’t wait until the last minute! Happy Holidays!
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There is nothing that can beat the feeling of seeing a smile on a child’s face as they unwrap the absolutely perfect toy that’s been waiting for them under the tree. Smart-Toys is here to guide you to the perfect toy to bring your child joy this Christmas. The toy and game industry is constantly changing – we carefully and systematically monitor the top Holiday toy trends so that you don’t have to dig through millions of toy guides to find the right gift from Santa.
TIP: Don’t wait until last minute for popular Holiday toys! Toy manufacturers try to accurately project demand for their hottest Christmas toys, but it’s an imperfect science, and the best ones may run out. Don’t let your perfect toy go out of stock! Order now to be sure get it in time for Christmas!