Gift Ideas Vol. 1

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I had a few questions about this so I thought I’d do a little post showcasing some Holiday gift ideas you may not think about. Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, Friends etc sometimes have trouble knowing what to get kids if they haven’t gotten “the list”. And parents sometimes just want to get their kids something a little different. Here are a few items along with their age range. If it’s useful I’ll do it again next Monday!

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

My boys thought this book was so funny. It’s a fun creative outlet – the book tells you to do things like crumple the page, or step on it, or use it to test your markers and other more destructive things. I’d say this works for ages 7-100

Similar to wreck this journal are these “diaries” with fun prompts 

 Sticking with the book theme I’m getting this for my oldest.

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!

From the looks of it it looks like it would be good for ages 8 and up and if your kids are on the younger age of that range be prepared to help. I don’t mind helping so I put the younger age in there, but it does take a little longer of an attention span and some help punching out the forms.

For the kiddos that like rockets (and even if they don’t) this is a super fun launch toy that you can launch over and over and even one for the younger set!


Marky Sparky Blast Pad Advanced Missile Launch System & Marky Sparky Junior Blast Pad




A favorite game

Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Comparisons! and of course Perplexus



For the younger ones


Fisher-Price Shake ‘n Go! XTREME SpeedwayMaxim Everearth Junior RacerMelissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Cutting Fruit Crate, & Playmobil 4242 Romans Egyptians Set Sphinx with Mummy


I’m sure if you have a kid that loves electronic games they have a list already but I thought this looked really fun!


LEGO Life of George Buiding Game for iPhone/iPod Touch 21200

It’s a Lego game for Ipod where it challenges you to build things with real Legos. you can also challenge a friend (or Mom/Dad) on 2 player mode.

Oh and speaking of Legos – I think I may have to randomly leave some of these out on Christmas morning 

LEGO MiniFigure Speech Bubbles

This is not a list of the “hottest” toys this year but it’s a little list of some things that might not be on a list that I think are fun. 

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. I love the idea of a destructive journal! I've been looking for ways to get my boys to write more, and I think this is it! Lego speech bubbles…cute!! Thanks for sharing these ideas 🙂

  2. Love this thank you!! Now I know what to get my nephews. I am going to get the perplexus ball! Awesome!!

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