Unique gifts for little boys

Tired of getting the little boys in your life books and video games? Then check out these fun and unique gift options that will make you their new favourite person.

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Spy gear

Little boys love to play make-believe, and what’s a cooler profession to pretend you have than that of a spy? Luckily for you, so many cool devices to choose from can be found. From spy pens to special safes, there are plenty of ways to treat the little boy in your life to hours of entertainment. These night goggles (amazon.com, $25) are great for boys under the age of 10. They’ll spend hours investigating every nook and cranny of your home in the dark.

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Walkie-talkies

Kids love to imitate adults, and when they see you talking on your cell, the concept of being able to talk to a friend who’s far away whenever they want seems pretty darn cool. Though your little one may not be old enough for a cell of his own, he can have the same kind of fun with a set of walkie-talkies. These ultra-range walkie-talkies (toysrus.com, $30) are perfect for kids aged 6 to 8. They’ll have boys running around for hours, playing all kinds of creative games.

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Science kits

Little ones are always eager to learn, so seize the opportunity to get them gifts that will stimulate their young minds. This Magic School Bus kit (toysrus.com, $20), for instance, lets kids over the age of 5 conduct scientific experiments regarding the human body. They’ll learn all about how the human body works in a fun, hands-on way.

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A magic set

Most kids can’t get enough of all things magical. And although they likely have lots of experience seeing magicians perform, being on the other side of the show and doing tricks themselves is extra fun. This Deluxe Magic Set (amazon.com, $31) is perfect for kids over 8 who want to try their hands at magic. It has simple little gags as well as more dramatic tricks boys will be eager to show off to friends and family.

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A themed Lego set

A Lego set is a great gift on so many levels. Building the set helps kids develop their construction skills, and when they’re done building, they’ll have hours upon hours of creative practice making up stories for the characters in the space. And Lego isn’t just plain old bricks anymore! You can find all kinds of themed sets little boys won’t be able to get enough of. If, for instance, he’s really into Harry Potter, you can get him a Lego version of everything from Hogwarts to Diagon Alley (lego.com, $179 and $200). Other themes include Star Wars, Cars, Lord of the Rings and more, so you’ll have no problem finding the perfect set for the special boy in your life!

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