69 Awesome Gifts for 4 Year Old Boys
A little boy is a furious ball of energy. He’s confident in walking, and has no hesitation in expressing his likes and dislikes. Parents always need to keep an eye on their 4-year-old, lest he decide that now is the time for him to finally see what’s over the wall at the end of the yard. He wants attention, he wants to be noticed, and he wants awesome things to play with.
When getting a gift for a young boy, it can be tricky to judge what he likes. Sure, there are the common boy gifts, but they’re aging so fast it’s hard to know what stage they are at. Something he loved last year he’s not interested in anymore.
With that in mind, getting a great gift can be a challenge, but don’t worry, we have a list that contains a huge variety of suitable gifts for 4-year-old boys so you can find the perfect present for them.
This innovative construction set allows your kid to stretch his creative muscles and create all sorts of figures and structures with the versatile building blocks supplied within. This 164-piece set provides enough variety that your kid could keep learning and building more and more complex things as he grows older. Today, he might just be building a scrappy little stick-hut; tomorrow, he'll be engineering his first model helicopter! (Granted it’ll be flightless, but it’ll be an amazing feat nonetheless!)
Is your kid showing some aptitude for home improvement? Get him ready to help dad out with his projects with this realistic and safe toolset and workbench. It comes with virtually every tool you could think of for home improvement and carpentry, such as a hammer, a saw, and even an electric drill. It also comes packaged with a whole bunch of nuts and screws to complete the handyman experience.
This new take on building blocks is sure to unleash the creativity in your young one. Let your boy's imagination run wild with this set of interconnecting building gears, and watch him build a different structure every time as he masters how to sort, group, and design the pieces into something wonderful.
An adventurous spirit is a treasure worth nurturing. Satisfy your little trekker’s curiosity with this outdoor exploration kit, complete with everything he needs to survey his surroundings: a pair of binoculars, a magnifying glass, compass, hand-powered flashlight, and safety whistle, with a backpack to keep it all together on his adventures.
Raising a budding rocket scientist? Supply him with the tools of the trade: Air-powered jump rockets! These foam rockets can reach heights of up to 100 feet, depending on how hard you stomp on the pump launcher. This no-batteries-needed toy is perfect for outdoor play.
This is the ultimate spy gadget for young James Bonds. Hidden within this inconspicuous-looking watch is a radio transceiver, flashlight, magnifying glass, night light, reflector, and small secret compartments. It also has a compass, but, unfortunately, it’s only for decorative purposes. It delivers crystal clear sound up to a range of 3.7 miles when the antenna is extended to its maximum length. A perfect gift for twin boys, two brothers, or simply two partners-in-crime.
This is for the hardcore four-year-old construction nuts. This five-vehicle construction toy set features well-built, complex, realistic toy models; including that of a bulldozer, forklift, and steamroller. It also includes props like barriers and road signs, for that complete construction site experience.
an upgraded version of the traditional paper airplane, this colorful hand-launched model glider airplane is a sure-fire hit with four-year-old boys with a knack for aviation. Its aerodynamic design is modeled after that of real-world gliders, and hence it flies with a consistent trajectory and sustains it for longer. Because it's made of high-quality materials, this glider bends but doesn't break, giving it excellent impact resistance, ensuring that you won't be dismayed when you come to pick it up after it falls from a high flight.
Trying to bring up the next little league star or tennis champ? If you’re looking for gifts & toys for a four-year-old boy to sharpen his sporting skills, this ball pitcher is a definite shoo-in to your shopping cart. Repetition is the key to muscle memory, and making the motions of the game second nature is the key to success.
This 13-inch RC speedster is excellent if you have a pool or live near a large body of water. Its easy-to-understand controls make it an ideal first RC toy for your four-year-old. It can reach a speed of up to 20 miles per hour, which means that there are inevitable rollings-over, but fret not! This model is self-righting, meaning it can take a dozen tumbling and still keeps spurting onwards. It’s good, clean water RC fun, made easy.
Another spatial reasoning toy, this set of building blocks is for those young architects who work on long-term modeling and get frustrated when their ongoing projects fall apart due to accidental knockings-over by clumsy arms or well-meaning moms just trying to clean their rooms.
Let your four-year-old peer into faraway places with this pair of sturdy, easy-to-use binoculars. It boasts kid-friendly features such as easy-to-focus lenses that can be adjusted to fit both adults' and kids' eyes – you never know when your four-year-old might ask for a second opinion on what he sees way over yonder. This hardy, well-made pair of binoculars will give your young bird-spotter a detailed, crystal-clear view of whatever’s coming up on the horizon.
A worthy gift for LEGO fans and train enthusiasts alike. This 59-piece Duplo set can be arranged In a ton of different ways, and can even combine with other Duplo sets for even more variation. The set is easy to build and includes a mini train station, passengers, and a driver. The train itself is remote-controlled as well. There’s also a track expansion set available for purchase if you want your track to extend farther across the living room, and even beyond!
A fantastic addition to any young car fanatic's collection – especially if he's running out of places to store his matchbox cars. This sizable car carrier truck has 28 slots for small toy cars, and comes with six die-cast racing cars, construction cones, and other roadblocks, and other props. For a toy car enthusiast, you can never have enough toy cars, and this large carrier accommodates for that.
This cool futuristic hovering toy glides on a cushion of air generated by powerful fans. It’s great for fun games of air hockey on the living room floor with your four-year-old, and comes with two goals just for that purpose. It’s a gift that can be enjoyed by the whole family as well. The only downside is that it needs 4 AA batteries to operate.
Is your kid a natural tinker? Gift him this take-apart toy car to exercise his mechanical skills. This is a great way to develop sorting skills and hand-eye coordination as well. The whole assembly has 30 parts in all, and the package comes with a drill, extra drill bits, extra tires, screws, batteries, and storage bags. This fun but challenging build kit is sure to hone his repairing and cobbling instincts well.
Cybernetics fascinate people of all ages, and children especially. If your little one is a robot fan, he'll definitely appreciate this miniature robot that can record and repeat everything you say to it. It also has joints with 360-degree rotation, for maximum possibility. It can be used as a traditional action figure or kept as a room ornament. It can even be used to record something as a reminder.
Every little boy likes dinosaurs. Every little boy likes cars. Put them both together, and what do you get? This cool, pull-back toy! The visages of these great beasts set atop monster truck treads are a surefire recipe for awesomeness. What's more, it comes in a set of six, for six times the fun!
Has your kid been asking you for a puppy, but it isn't the most useful thing at the moment? Have you ever wished you could have a pet that would fit on a tabletop? Harry, the Electronic Puppy, is the answer to that. He walks, barks, and chases –nearly everything a regular pup can do. And all while saving you the trouble of picking up after him.
A must-have for any kid with a thing for transforming toys. This dino-bot doubles as a blaster, for when our little hero needs the help of his robot dino sidekick to blast some imaginary bad guys. The transformation can be pulled off by using the screwdriver stored inside the cybernetic lizard’s mouth. It’s also a take-apart-and-put-back-together-again toy as well, because what’s life without a little assembly and tinkering, right?
Develop your child’s creativity with this versatile block-and-gear building set. The added diversity provided by the gears opens up new possibilities in building new structures and contraptions. Your little engineer is sure to appreciate finding this wrapped with his name on the gift tag.
Recently watched Jurassic Park with your kid and now he’s obsessed with the big lizards? Give his room a Mesozoic touch with this dinosaur-shaped bedside night light. It comes in multiple colors and three species: Spinosaurus, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. Who better to watch over your kid while he sleeps than a glowing dinosaur buddy?
Is your little drummer always banging on pots and pans and anything else he can strike a beat on? Save him the trouble (and yourself, the annoyance) by getting him this educational electronic drum set from VTech. It has several play modes, including a follow-along mode to familiarize him with the flow of music, with its nine melodies in several musical styles.
What makes this musical fire truck special is that it has realistic water-shooting action. Great for all those aspiring firefighters out there – you never know when a fire can break out in the playroom, right? All jokes aside, though, to avoid a mess and have your kid help out with the housework at the same time, you can have him play out in the garden and use this toy's extending ladder hose to water the plants. Two birds with one stone.
Having trouble getting your little mud-monster into the bathtub for a good scrubbing? Encourage some bathtime enthusiasm with this bath basketball set. While he's busy scoring some three-pointers, you can sneak in a few brushes here and a few rinses there. With any luck, you can get him squeaky-clean before halftime.
This educational toy introduces a whole new way to teach your cute little learner about the world he lives in. Its interactive journey around the globe will teach your four-year-old all manner of things, such as wildlife, geography, culture, and everything in between. It makes use of Augmented Reality supplied by a mobile app, available for free on iOS, Android, and Kindle.
Is your young one partial to marbles in motion? Gift him this marble track building set. Helping your kid build this track will be an educational experience for him and a fun experience for both of you. And if he's the kind of child that gets excited watching things go fast, he'll appreciate what he'll see when he lets a marble go on this winding track full of fun twists and turns. You can even say he might lose his marbles.
A little gizmo to keep your little fidget occupied. Fits in your pocket for maximum transportability, and can be of much use even as your child grows older, especially if he's fidgety by nature. It can even be used by adults as an anti-anxiety or anti-stress toy. Composed of sturdy ABS Plastic blocks and strong stainless steel rivets, you can be sure of the longevity of this cool little toy.
Does your kid like to set up his toys to simulate a city under attack by humongous dinos? Add to his fun with this slot car race track. This toy set comes complete with a suspension bridge prop and other details to make the scene come to life. It's a perfect addition to make an urban dinosaur infestation that much believable. The segmented track can be bent to accommodate multiple configurations, and the durable ABS Plastic material is also non-toxic, ensuring maximum longevity and safety.
This ball-and-socket joint build set has two-wheeled pieces, primarily to allow the building of vehicle-type constructions; but the true limits of what can be built with this 165-piece construction set is your four-year-old's imagination! These cool new building materials will open up new possibilities in your young engineer’s mind, and it’ll certainly be a joy to watch these ideas come to life.
this tiny zippy quadcopter is a great starter RC flyer for your four-year-old. Incredibly easy to fly – more so than the RC helicopters of yesteryear, thanks to the four rotors – with its automatic stabilization and "headless mode," where it changes direction according to the direction of the controller. It also has a built-in positioning system that lets if immediately return to the location of the controller with the press of a button. It's got a 360-degree flip function as well, for some amazing aerial tricks. It's got an average battery life of 8 minutes (after a 30-minute charge) and an effective range of 30 meters (100ft).
These ring-type Frisbee rings are 80 percent lighter than traditional solid Frisbees, and so they hurt a lot less when you fail to catch it in time, and it hits you in the face! Save your kid the occasional bloody nose and dad the guilt of playing a bit too rough with the little guy with this lightweight throwing ring.
This pair of long-range walkie talkies will be a brilliant addition to any four-year-old super-spy's toolkit. It features three radio channels and has an effective range of 2 miles, letting your little secret agent and his partner keep in touch and give each other status reports with crystal-clear fidelity, thanks to its background noise mute function.
Busy toy construction sites need a lot of toy trucks and bulldozers, and these pull-back cars are here to take on the workload. Supply some much-needed muscle to your child’s construction scenes with these fast-movers, either as standalone workers or to help out his bigger, more complex construction vehicle toys. Small as they are, these toys perform their role well, with dump trucks dumping, excavators scooping, and bulldozers doing what they do best. A toy construction team’s job is never done, and every little bit helps.
The quirky kid that likes hearing weird sounds will have a ball with this multi-voice changer. This electronic voice synthesizer features 10 different voice modifiers, and levers adjusting the pitch and volume allow for hundreds of unique sound configurations. The flashing LEDs give it an impression of being a high-tech gadget, making it all the more fun for him when he runs around the house singing nursery rhymes in a robot voice.
What's a young rockstar without his ax? With this vibrant toy guitar, your little Led Zeppelin will be strumming out rockin' tunes in no time at all. This pleasant-looking toy instrument is also shock-proof, meaning he won't ruin it if he gets a bit carried away onstage. If your musical tyke grows up to be a famous guitar player, he'll always treasure the first guitar ever gifted to him.
Has your four-year-old ever wished you could bring home the ball pit since he couldn't bear to be pried from it? Now you can with this ball pit play tent set! This five-piece set includes three tents and two tunnels, and can be arranged into multiple configurations; multiple sets even connect to make an even bigger ball pit network! The tents and tunnels are easy to deploy and fold back up for storage. Unfortunately, however, ball pit balls are not included in the package.
Looking for gifts & toys for 4-year-old boys who have a thing for belting their hearts out? Trying to get your kid interested in piano? Get him this kids’ piano to start him off right. This powerful little device has 100 different instrument tones, 100 rhythms to play along to, and a record function, and five built-in songs, pair that with a microphone and your boy will be on the fast track to being the next great solo artist in no time.
This bump-and-go toy car is for all of the kids with a fascination for trains. While it may not be tracked like traditional trains, it doesn't need one. It can move all on its own and adjusts its direction when it runs into a wall. For train fans, it’s a good thematic equivalent to a traditional bump-and-go car which is usually an automobile.
The playroom is full of nasty imaginary beasts and toys that have gone rogue. Your four-year-old has taken it upon himself to Nerf gun these hostiles into submission, and he's a formidable force in his own right. But equip your little commando with this tactical vest, and he'll be near invincible. Full of pouches and rigs for refill darts and dart magazines, this tac-vest maximizes his combat-effectiveness against the forces of darkness that plague the playground, and possibly even in friendly shootouts with his friends.
This remote control police car is a good starter RC car for your young tyke, with its easy to understand two-button controls. It also has a functioning light-up siren, and the driver figure can be removed from the driver’s seat and is itself a separate toy.
Teach your little tyke the wonders of saving with this cool gadget that looks just like an actual bank safe. It has its indicator of how full the safe is. It requires 3 AA batteries to operate (not included). To open it, you have to enter a four-digit electronic password and turn the rotary switch. It can also be used as a safety deposit box.
This lightweight balance bike is great for training your four-year-old for the real deal. The bike is shaped to give your little guy an easier time using his feet to propel himself while keeping the bike balanced. The bike features a bunch of safety and convenience features like a quick release seat bracket, puncture-proof no-inflate tires, and ergonomic handlebars. Getting your kid a bike like this is a far better way to prepare him for a real big boy bike than getting him a scooter or a tricycle.
Now, your four-year-old dinosaur fanatic can build his dinosaurs with this self-assembly set. It features a bunch of colorful lizards (although most of them are two-legged) that you can assemble into their regular forms or disassemble and mix-and-match parts to make a whole new species! Their miniature size lets your kid create all new monstrosities on the go, too.
For the incurable Dinosaur nut, you can’t go wrong with this 20-pack of realistic dino toys. These dino toys are staples in any dinosaur lover's collection because they are made of a sturdy and a non-toxic vinyl. The set features 17 dinos – including the classic T-Rex, Triceratops, Hadrosaur – and three dino chicks still half inside their eggs. The box they come in is also well-built and can double as a display shelf.
Does your kid like to make sounds by hitting things and shaking things frantically? Although this might cause you quite a few headaches, there’s no doubt that this percussion instruments set would make your fidgety kid immensely happy. It’s got everything: tambourines, castanets, bells, maracas, and a bunch more. It’s even got a kazoo! This set is fantastic for appeasing the little drummer-boy who’s looking for a bit more variety or even as noisemakers for Fourth of July or New Year’s.
This shock-proof digital camera has all the features a young shutterbug could ever want from his first camera: a 2-megapixel camera, crisp 4x digital zoom, selfie, video, and voice recorder modes, plus four built-in photography games. It also features a host of photo effects (both static and animated) and photo editing apps. Like a real camera, it has built-in memory and a Micro SD card slot for expansion, as well as a Micro USB slot to connect to your computer (each sold separately). A definite must-have for any kid photographer.
This two-in-one toy is for those little NBA superstars to whom shooting hoops is synonymous to breathing. Basketball-ify the chore of putting dirty laundry in the hamper by putting a hoop on top, instantly turning it from a punishment to a fun challenge. When he’s not slam-dunking his drawers into the hamper, you can unzip the hoop from the included hamper to make it a standalone hoop for some actual basketball-shooting action.
Another addition to your child’s construction vehicle collection, this features a flatbed truck that can carry much more than just the bulky excavator it comes with. Both the excavator and truck also look a lot more life-like than similar toys. Both vehicles also come with their built-in lights and sounds when pulled back, realistic and appropriate to the vehicles.
Is your four-year-old crazy about anything that goes vroom? Before getting him anything battery-powered, get him this push-and-go vehicle set. If you’ve already gotten him a bunch of push-and-go cars, these utility vehicles would be a very welcome change of pace.
Another for the take-apart fans, this one is for those who have a predisposition for liking dinos too. These little dino buddies come apart by tweaking at their cute screws with cute screwdrivers. Great for beginning tinkers to have something to figure out and experiment with. You can even mix and match parts as well.
Raising a natural daredevil? Have you ever wished you could catch his stunts and adventures on video to enjoy or post online later? This kid-sized GoPro-esque camera ought to solve that! Delivering premium quality 1080p HD footage, this gadget can capture all of his madcap Evel Knievel antics on the playground while on his trusty tricycle. It’s also dust-proof, shock-resistant, and can operate underwater up to a depth of 100-feet. No adventure is too perilous for this hardy little gizmo, vigilantly recording every scene, moment by moment.
Another one for the robot enthusiasts, this robot toy does a delightful little dance every time you switch it on. Watch it light up, spin around, shake its hands, and rotate its propeller to the music it emits. This spunky little toy is sure to bring some much appreciated extra energy to the playroom. Great for catching the attention of little tykes and pets alike.
If your four-year-old is looking for a dinosaur pal who can stomp around the playroom with a bit more autonomy, this walking Triceratops toy should be right up his alley. Whether it's to pretend that a huge dino is stomping through the streets of Toy Town or building a miniature Jurassic Park on your backyard, this walking dino toy is sure to be up to the task. Batteries are included as well to sweeten the deal.
Ever took your little space ranger to Laser Tag and now he can't get enough? Take the experience home with you with this 4-pack laser tag set, complete with hit-sensing vests and vibrating blasters with an effective range of 130 meters for some long-range fun. Its main feature is a full Laser Tag game with four gun modes. Great laser-filled fun for your boy and three or his friends; or with mom or dad!
This little storybook stars a little boy named Jack, who tells readers about all of the fun features he's going to trick out his custom-built car of the future. It has a robot chauffeur, a jet engine, and a deep-sea diving module, to name a few. This story is for the fun-loving and imaginative budding inventors, who will certainly relate to young Jack's out-of-this-world ideas.
Heffalumps… er, Elephants. Many kids have this uncanny disposition to be attracted to the gentle giants – even more so when they’re presented in a plush and huggable format, like Flappy the Elephant here. Flappy sings Do Your Ears Hang Low while playing peek-a-boo with his big ears. What’s not to love, right?
Still having trouble getting your kid occupied for long enough in the bathtub so you can get him cleaned? If he’s a fishing fan just like dad, get him to stay in the water with this fishing game. This game is easy to get started with but can be tricky to master. While he's sticking his tongue out in concentration, you can get to work shampooing is hair or whatnot.
Spice up your four-year-old’s outdoor pretend playdates with this miniature BBQ cart. While the adults have a real, grown-up barbecue, the kids can have their little transactions with this kid-sized food stand. This great roleplay toy is fantastic for keeping your rugrats occupied while they wait for the barbecue to be done.
Give your little Picasso the freedom to express himself with this drawing mat. No need for ink or refills, you only need to fill the markers with water and watch your four-year-old's hand glide across the drawing mat. No need to break out the mop when he's done, because the back of it is also water-resistant, ensuring that there won't be any mess underneath. The mat is completely reusable, but unfortunately, it comes with the drawback of your kid's creations being impermanent, as it does this by making the marks fade after 10 minutes.
Have some cosmic family fun with this set of space-themed flash cards. This game contains everything a young space adventurer needs to know, from facts about stars, nebulae, famous astronauts, and other secrets of the cosmos. This set can be played in games such as a speed matching game, trivia game, a memory challenge game, and a pair-matching game. It also contains four space-themed stickers.
Let your four-year-old get started putting golf balls across the green (or the playroom) with this kid's golf set. Easy to set up and disassemble, this golf set – like most kid-sized sports sets – will teach your kid fine motor skills, strengthen his muscles, and possibly even develop a sense of camaraderie if he happens to share this toy with friends. This set features a ball dispenser, so your kid can continuously let golf balls fly and develop his accuracy at a faster pace.
This playground set is great for appending your four-year-old’s DUPLO set. Perfect for when he’s trying to build an entire play city made out of LEGOs, this playground set fills in a certain niche that might be lacking in his collection. This is great for starting up or completing a park scene set in his DUPLO collection.
Answer the most pressing questions in your child's mind with this interactive book from National Geographic. The question of "why" is a question you can ask indefinitely, but hopefully, this Big Book of Why can satisfy some of your little thinker's endless curiosity. This book answers the questions that pop up in a kid's everyday experiences, like why rain falls from the sky, or why the doctor always needs to see him for a checkup. Perfect for the ever-inquisitive child.
This funny feline can help your four-year-old through some stressful moments by letting him have a good hard squeeze (or two). Kitty’s eyes pop out in a silly way, adding some additional stress relief through laughter. The toy is designed to take a beating, making it indefinitely reusable no matter how much the little guy gets squished. Perfect for kids with ADHD, Autism, or simply kids who have particularly low patience levels.
If you're trying to get your four-year-old interested in reading more difficult material (that is, boring books with no pictures), try reading this one aloud with him. Written by the actor and comedian B.J. Novak, this little publication is a real page-turner even for the most adamant non-readers, what with the rules being that you have to read everything aloud, and almost everything is written in it incredibly silly. While this may be a bit of a gimmick compared to actual picture-less books, it's a good way to show a kid that books with no pictures can be fun, too.
This starter bowling set is sure to put a smile on the face of any kid who likes knocking things over. Save your potted plants and vases some grief by letting your kid bowl over these plastic pins instead. For kids who are particularly sports-inclined, have any professional bowlers they want to take after, or are just absolutely brimming with excitable energy, this plastic bowling set should serve as a decent outlet.
These breathable, lightweight gloves offer the ability to let your child’s fingers glow vibrantly in the dark; in red, blue, and green in three different configurations: flashing, alternating, and solid color. Great for adding that extra touch of light and color to Halloween costumes and other relevant attire. It runs on two CR2016 batteries that slot into a fairly inconspicuous battery tab in the cuffs, with the first pair coming pre-installed, along with an extra pair for free.
Running out of ideas for gifts & toys for 4-year-old boys who are crazy about dinos? Complete his dinosaur-themed childhood with this dinosaur backpack. This spiny little lizard will gobble up all of his books and all his other things too for safekeeping as he stomps out into the world to get to school, and chucks it all up when he needs them, good as new and without any chew marks to speak of.