Birthday Gifts for Boys

Looking for the best birthday gifts for boys that won't go over budget? At DadShop we have just the right gift for any boy under 12 years old. All you need to do is put a little effort in know what his hobbies and interest are and we'll have the perfect gift for you covered. Find the perfect birthday present today and if you need even more birthday gift ideas check them all out here.

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Instant Table Tennis - 1
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Family Game

Instant Table Tennis

AAITT06
$29.95 $34.95
This ingenious table tennis set turns any table into a knuckle-biting tennis match. Simply clamp it to the middle of the table and your table is now ready for table tennis (aka Ping Pong). It is easy to pack and is compact enough to travel with so you can continue your match locally, interstate and even internationally. The net is retractable within the...
Kids Tuxedo T-Shirt
Available
Kids Clothing

Kids Tuxedo T-Shirt

GTKTT001
$14.95
This tuxedo t-shirt features the classic Tuxedo print when only the best t-shirts will do! Perfect for um... weddings or just every day wear!  Material: Cotton Colour: BlackPrint On: Silk screen-printed and will not wash out.Sizing: Size is running a little small for this design, go a size up if you are in between sizes. All our t-shirts are made from...
Roll Up Magnetic Dartboard & Bulls Eye
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Other Games

Roll Up Magnetic Dartboard & Bulls Eye

AARMDB06
$34.95
The Roll Up Magnetic Dartboard and Bulls Eye with magnetic darts is the real deal! These darts have no point, yet stick to the board ike they should. All the fun of darts with no unwanted holes in your wall!  Includes: Magnetic dartboard on 1 side & magnetic bulls eye on the other side. 6 very powerful magnets. 45cm x 34cm (6mm thick)
Drinking Glasses
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Gag Gifts

Drinking Glasses

MDIDG12
$4.95
Drinking glasses are the fun novelty with endless possibilities. Great for kids and adult alike, both will find this goofy fun toy an amusing way to get them to drink their milk or fruit juice hassle free as the liquid travels around your eyes and into your mouth.  Idea: Compete in long straw chug competitions like never before at your next party!
mini desk vacuum world's smallest - 1
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Matured Mum

Mini Desk Vacuum - World's Smallest Vacuum Cleaner

MDIWSVC12
$19.95
Fear not the rising tide of dust and crumbs - for this mini desk vacuum is here to take the bad things away with ease. The perfect little companion for your desktop because  it can reach tight places like your keyboard and it really sucks! Handy desktop size with with reusable filter, extra long 1.5 metre cables and 2 attachments. Size: 11cm x 4.2cm x...
Mini Desk Blower - World's Smallest Blower - 2
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Novelty Gifts

Mini Desk Blower - World's Smallest Blower

MDIMDB012
$19.95
USB-powered mini blower that's perfectly sized to whisk away the crumbs on your desk Ultra useful for cleaning keyboards, monitors, PC fans and in general for all PC components, the original mini USB blow away fan connects directly to any USB drive.  Bright vibrant orange colour with a detachable black nozzle and an extra long 1.5 metre cable and it...
Fitzroy's Storm Glass - 28 cm - 1
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Fitzroy's Storm Glass - 28 cm

HJFSG28
$34.95
The Fitzroy's Storm Glass is an amazing little thing and a fancy bit of science that will help you to accurately predict the weather to come. Popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, you can now forecast the weather too by observing the appearance of the liquid in the glass. When the temperature and pressure of...
Neon Step & Wheel Liquid Timer
Available
Novelty Gifts

Neon Step & Wheel Liquid Timer

MDINSLT03
$11.95
Watch the neon green liquid ooze drip down in a zig zag pattern. When you flip it over the blue gel drips down to spin the wheel. An entertaining toy for all ages, everyone will find themselves entranced in watching it. Size: 4cm x 5cm x 12cm
Smiling Poo Shit Happens Socks
Available
Novelty Socks

Smiling Poo Shit Happens Socks

MDISPFS04
$12.95
Comfy socks with funny soles! Featuring smiling poos all over the socks and the fun part is when you put your feet up at the end of the day, socks says, Shit Happens. One size fits most.
ToDo Game
Available
Family Game

WeDo Game - Things We Do Together - As Featured on Channel 9's Today Show

TDG010
$34.95
The WeDo Game is ideal for families with children between the ages of 5 and 13 years. Each game includes 30 activity cards designed to help families reconnect, spend more quality time together and have some good old fashioned fun free from smart phones, laptops and TV. You don’t need to be lucky or talented to succeed at The WeDo Game. There are no dice,...
Galileo Thermometer 28 cm - 1
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Homewares

Galileo Thermometer - 28 cm

HJGT28
$34.95
The Galileo Thermometer, invented by Galileo Galilei in the 17th century is a thermometer made of a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid and a series of sealed glass balls with different densities which could rise or fall as the temperature changes. By doing that, the balls form a temperature scale.This 28cm tall Galileo Thermometer consists of...
Game Over Controller Mug
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Mug, Flask & Glass

Game Over Controller Mug

WVGOCM01
$21.95
Get a grip, gamer! There’s no better mug for the ultimate gamer other than the Game Over Controller Mug. This ceramic coffee mug has a pair of handles that will look and feel quite familiar to anyone who likes video games. When you finish your drink, you will see GAME OVER at the bottom of the cup. But don't worry; just refill for another life!
Classic Newton Cradle
Available
Desk and Office

Classic Newton Cradle

MDI Australia
MDICNC002
$32.95
The original classic executive desk toy is back! The pendulum sound of the balls clacking together help with creativity, focus and relaxation in the office. A perfect gift for businessmen, busy executives and students! Measurements: 18cm (L) x 15cm (W) x 19cm (H)
Colour Motion Liquid Timer
Available
Novelty Gifts

Colour Motion Liquid Timer

MDICMLT03
$12.95
Watch the multicoloured liquid quickly drip down to create colourful effects and motions. Like oil and water, the colours never combine but occasionally fuse together to make pretty multi coloured formations. An entertaining and soothing toy for all ages. Size: 5cm x 3cm x 14cm
Swearing Fines Money Tin - 1
Available
Gag Gifts

Swearing Fines Money Tin

MDI Australia
MDISFMT06
$8.95
Tin with padlock to discourage dipping into savings. Has a list of "fine-able offences" and what they'll cost. Great for office or home.
Self Stirring Mug - 1
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Mug, Flask & Glass

Self Stirring Mug

MDISSM03
$16.95
Handy self stirring mug for the lazy coffee, tea or hot chocolate drinker. Just press a button and watch it swirls.Heaps fo fun to watch!
Aussie Drinking Hat
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Caps

Aussie Drinking Hat

MDI Australia
MDIDH0006
$16.95 $19.95
The classic drinking hat in purple - holding two standard cans of drink, you can enjoy both at once through the straw, providing you with double the refreshment with none of the effort - only extra style.Size: One size fit most with adjustable band inside 
Dog Lovers 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Ridleys
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Jigsaw Puzzles

Dog Lovers 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Ridleys

WWRDLJP03
$34.95 $39.95
Ridley's Games Dog Lovers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in a gloss varnish finish. Features 54 dog illustrations and characteristics of each breed Packaged in a tube box with a helpful poster guide. Completed jigsaw fits a standard 22"" x 28"" frame (not included). Recommended age: 10+ years.Jigsaw dimensions: 700 x 550 x 2mm 
Monopoly - NRL Edition
Available
Board Games

Monopoly - NRL Edition

ICMNRL01
$59.95
The official NRL Monopoly combines the iconic board games gameplay with the excitement of the NRL. Purchase your favourite NRL clubs, build stands and stadiums, and take home the NRL’s highest honours. The game also features rugby league themed playing tokens, including a unique replica premiership trophy playing piece. Officially licensed...
Kinetic Art Solar System
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Kinetic Art Solar System

MDI Australia
MDIKASS02
$39.95
Dazzling desktop piece powered by physics. Each of the rings spin independently, creating a dynamic model of our solar system. Dimensions: 20cm(L) x 30cm(H) Requires: 2 x AA batteries not included Scroll down for video.
Plasma Ball - 8 Inch
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Plasma Ball - 8 Inch

MDI Australia
MDI8PB01
$69.95 $79.95
This Plasma Ball is the mother of plasma balls at 8 inches in diameter with a black back cover to increase the visibility and effect of the lightning. The 8-inch Plasma Ball reacts to sound and touch due to a reaction between the current and negatively ionised gas that fills the sphere. Specifications: Electrical current flows through negatively...
The Hulk Giant Stubby Holder
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Stubby Holder

The Hulk Giant Stubby Holder

WVHGS01
$34.95
Hulk smash! The real man's stubby holder - so big you can make others look weak and unmanly. Also provide extra insulation along with a handy hole for your own hand. Fits standard sized cans and stubbies. Awesome gift for the Marvel fan.
Hand Boiler
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Novelty Gifts

Hand Boiler

MDIHB012
$11.95
Glass hand boiler that demonstrates Charles's Law; that describes how gases tend to expand when heated. A modern statement of Charles's law is: When the pressure on a sample of a dry gas is held constant, the Kelvin temperature and the volume will be in direct proportion. The liquid inside boils from the heat of human touch and expands forcing it upwards...
Bacon Flavoured Lip Balm - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Bacon Flavoured Lip Balm

WVBFLB02
$6.95
PREVENT CHAPPED LIPS WITH THE MOUTHWATERING FLAVOUR OF BACON Every time you eat bacon, don’t you wish you could taste that cured meat flavour all day long? Well, now you can! Just carry around a tube of this Bacon Lip Balm and you can keep your lips moist and meaty around the clock. Warning: Your lips will smell like bacon, but they are not bacon. Do...
Liquifly Deluxe - Water Powered Rockets Kit
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Kids Toys & Games

Liquifly Deluxe - Water Powered Rockets Kit

HJLD004
$39.95 $44.95
Blast into the sky by building your own water rocket with this complete kit. Not just fun but also educational. An introductory experiment on Newton’s third law of motion and an exciting way to learn more about rocketry, physics and jet propulsion. It can blast up to 30m or 9 stories high! The LiquiFly Deluxe Kit is all-inclusive - you get the pump and...
Potato Clock - 2
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Clock

Potato Clock

WVPC004
$12.95 $16.95
A great scientific toy that will educate as well as amaze. No batteries required—just the power of nature. Use various food and drinks like limes, apples, soft drinks and anything you can think of around the home to power the digital clock. Note: Potatoes not included.
Retro TV Mini Games Controller
Available
Other Games

Retro TV Mini Games Controller

Thumbs Up UK
TURTGC02
$29.95
Plug and play your way back to the future with the Retro TV Games Controller. This handheld controller looks and feels like the gaming controllers we adored in the 80s, yet plugs straight into your modern TV for a gaming experience we could only dream of back then. Compact and ultra-portable, this retro controller is perfect for the whole family.  Plug...
Send A Sound Recordable Cassette Greeting Card - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Send A Sound Recordable Cassette Greeting Card

UTSSRGC12
$19.95
A cassette-tape-shaped greeting card for sending recorded messages to friends and family. When a hand written message doesn't quite cut it, send a sound recording in the form of a retro mixtape. Record for up to two minutes, handwrite a message, seal with the included sticker and send off to the lucky recipient. Your message will play automatically when...
Forensic Science Kit
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Toys & Games

Forensic Science Kit

SNFSK03
$19.95
Become a foresnsic scientist in your own home! Use the same methods as experts in 4 exciting experiments. Learn how to extract DNA, create a fingerprint database adn learn how to lift prints, use chromotography to analyse different inks and cast prints of a suspects shoes! A great kit for school projects or just fun at home. Ages 8+
Periodic Mug - 1
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Mug, Flask & Glass

Periodic Table Coffee Mug

HJPM004
$14.95
Drinking Your Morning Coffee Couldn't Be More Elemental This Periodic Table Coffee Mug is the perfect gift for any science enthusiast! The mug has a clear image of the periodic table with all the elements, and it's multi-coloured so you can show off your personality while you drink your morning cup of coffee. With this mug, you'll be able to feel smart...
Magnetic Sand Timer - 1
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Desktop Toys

Magnetic Sand Timer

WVMST02
$17.95
Create unique sculptures using this magnetic hour glass. Place it onto the copper coloured base stand and watch the iron filings fall from one end of the hour glass to the other. The base also contains a magnet so that as the filings drop they become magnetised, standing on end to create totally unique and beautiful sculptures each time the hour glass is...
Dual Weather Station - Galileo Thermometer and Storm Glass Set - 1
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Dual Weather Station - Galileo Thermometer and Storm Glass Set

ISDWS006
$59.95
The Dual Weather Station is two historical devices in one. It consists of a Galileo Thermometer and a Storm Glass Set which read temperature and predict the weather the traditional way. Storm glass The storm glass responds to atmospheric fluctuations to forecast the weather.  Galileo Thermometer The sealed glass cylinder contains five floating glass...
Personalised Notebook with Name and Initial - 2
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Personalised Notebooks

Personalised Notebook with Name and Initial

SSPNNI03
$14.95
This personalised hardcover spiral notebook makes great gift for students, teachers, or just anyone at all.  Notebook comes in 2 sizes: A4 or A5. Image is using an A5 notebook A4 Notebook - 176 pages, 100gsm, 29.8cm x 22.3cmA5 Notebook - 176 pages, 80gsm, 21.4cm x 16cm How to Order  Select the size of the notebook and the design from the drop down...
Doggy Money Bank - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Doggy Money Bank

GGDMB001
$24.95
Feed him coins and he will munch them up. This cute dog will munch away until the coins are deposited into the bank below. Known originally as "Chocken Bako" in Japan this gorgeous hungry hound is ready to munch on your change. Just place your change in his feeding bowl and watch as he comes to life chomping and flapping around like a real dog until...
Coin Stealing Cat Money Bank
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Novelty Gifts

Coin Stealing Cat Money Bank

WVCSCMB01
$22.95
This unique money bank is not only fun but very amusing to watch for both adults and kids. It's a great way to teach your children to save. To operate simply place a coin on the white plate and watch as a cute cat pop's out and steals your coin with its paws! Note: This product won't work properly with an Australian 50c coin but works well with all...
Mini Galileo Thermometer - 15cm - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Mini Galileo Thermometer - 15cm

MDIWSGT12
$16.95
The Galileo Thermometer, invented by Galileo Galilei in the 17th century is a thermometer made of a sealed glass cylinder containing a clear liquid and a series of sealed glass balls with different densities which could rise or fall as the temperature changes. By doing that, the balls form a temperature scale.This mini 15cm scientific marvel Galileo...
Double Wheel Liquid Timer
Available
Novelty Gifts

Double Wheel Liquid Timer

MDIDWLT03
$10.95
Watch the blue gel drip down to spin the wheel and fill the chamber below. When the gel empties from one half, flip it over to start all over again. An entertaining toy for all ages, everyone will find themselves entranced in watching it. Size: 4cm x 5cm x 12cm
Marvel – Marvel Cast 3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
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Jigsaw Puzzles

Marvel – Marvel Cast 3000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

WVMAC1P01
$49.95
Enter the Marvel universe and celebrate the Marvel heroes with this high quality, original and whimsical 3000 piece Marvel Cast puzzle.  Perfect gift for the Marvel fans.
Kids Microscope Set with Case (28 Piece) - 1
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Kids Toys & Games

Kids Microscope Set with Case (28 Piece)

HJMSC02
$89.95 $99.95
This 28 piece microscope kit comes contains everything you need to start your discovery into the microscopic world! Kit Includes: Microscope with three objective lenses - 100x, 400x, 1200x magnification. Carry case 5 prepared slides 7 blank slides and slide covers 1 x petri dish dye brine tweezers and more
Da Vinci's Catapult - 1
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Kids Toys & Games

Da Vinci's Catapult

Pathfinders
SNDCC02
$41.95
When Leonardo da Vinci wasn't busy painting, sculpting or being brilliant, he spent his free time drawing mechanical throwing machines. Now you can match wits with da Vinci and put your coordination skills to the test with this build-it-yourself, working re-creation of his 15th Century catapult. This bad boy can hurl a small clay ball over 4 meters; comes...
Teardrop Fitzroy's Storm Glass
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Teardrop Fitzroy's Storm Glass

HJTFSG02
$89.95 $109.95
The Fitzroy's Storm Glass is an amazing little things and a fancy bit of science that will help you to accurately predict the the weather to come. Popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle, you can now forecast the weather too by observing the appearance of the liquid in the glass. When the temperature and pressure...
Cat Lovers 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Ridleys - 2
Available
Jigsaw Puzzles

Cat Lovers 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Ridleys

WWRCLJP03
$39.95
Ridley's Games Cat Lovers 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle in a gloss varnish finish. Features 54 cat illustrations and characteristics of each breed. Packaged in a tube box with a helpful poster guide. Completed jigsaw fits a standard 22"" x 28"" frame (not included). Recommended age: 10+ years.Jigsaw dimensions: 700 x 550 x 2mm 
Gold Metallic Magma Motion Lamp - 1
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Home Decorations & Furnishing

Gold Metallic Magma Motion Lamp

MDIGMMML03
$39.95
Classic rocket-shaped motion lamp featuring stunning gold metallic lava that ripples and floats when lit in matching gold metallic casing. Makes great night light. Direct to wall socket power.Height: 41cm
Coin Stealing Panda Money Bank
Available
Novelty Gifts

Coin Stealing Panda Money Bank

WVCSPMB01
$22.95
This unique money bank is not only fun but very amusing to watch for both adults and kids. It's a great way to teach your children to save. To operate simply place a coin on the white plate and watch as a cute panda pop's out and steals your coin with its paw! Note: This product won't work properly with an Australian 50c coin but works well with all...
Mini Arcade Machine
Available
Other Games

Mini Arcade Machine

Thumbs Up UK
TUMAM002
$59.95
Relieve hours of video game nostalgia with the Micro Arcade Machine! Loaded with 240 fun games, this console is integrated with an enhanced screen rear light to suit both bright and dim lighted environments. Features: Miniature game arcade Features 240 video games 2.5 TFT screen 3 x AA batteries required (not included)  The perfect gift for old...
Gigantic Watermelon Beach Towel
Available
Beach Towels

Gigantic Watermelon Beach Towel

WVGWBT02
$39.95
Nom Nom Nom Nom… Laying on a real slice of watermelon would normally seem kinda gross—but something about sprawling out on this 5 foot wide Watermelon Beach blanket seems much better. Use it to soak up some rays or towel off after a quick dip in the water without swallowing any seeds. Plus, the storage pouch makes a great beach tote. Don’t forget the...
Potty Putter - Toilet Golf - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Potty Putter - Toilet Golf

DIPPTG06
$24.95
Increase your golf putting skills while in the toilet! Comes complete with a putting green, a cup with a flag, 2 golf balls, a putter and a cheeky do not disturb door sign.  A hilarious gift for all.
Jetpack Backpack
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Bags

Jetpack Backpack

UJBUK002
$69.95
Pack your backpack and prepare for launch! Blasting on the shuttle to outer space? This jetpack backpack from Suck UK is great for flying around wherever you need to go. From docking at school, to orbiting the park. The backpack has plenty of space for all your missions and for storing the essentials. Feature: Material: Polyester Dimensions: 36cm x...
 Da Vinci Trebuchet by Pathfinders
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Kids Toys & Games

Da Vinci Trebuchet by Pathfinders

SNDVT02
$44.95
A working re-creation inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century trebuchet.Based on his drawing from the Codex Atlanticus, da Vinci's trebuchet was a design most likely made for the Duke of Milan during the late 15th century. Features: Easy to make in about an an hour or two Natural untreated wood and plywood All pieces pre-cut and ready to go....
To-Do-List - Personalised Hardcover Spiral Notebook - 1
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Personalised Notebooks

To-Do-List - Personalised Hardcover Spiral Notebook

SSTLPHSN01
$14.95
Pen down your to-do-list with this personalised hardcover spiral notebook. Simply replace "Amber Lee" with name of your choice and make this notebook your own. Notebook comes in 2 sizes: A4 or A5. Image is using an A5 notebook A4 Notebook - 176 pages, 100gsm, 29.8cm x 22.3cmA5 Notebook - 176 pages, 80gsm, 21.4cm x 16cm How to Order  Select the size...
Coin Stealing Monkey Money Bank
Available
Novelty Gifts

Coin Stealing Monkey Money Bank

WVMMMB001
$24.95
Put coins in his bowl and he will steal them! This cute monkey will take away your coins and deposit them into the bank below. Please Note: This product does not work properly with Australian 50c coins, but all other Australian coins are accepted. Requires 2 x "AA" batteries (not included)
Portable Karaoke Microphone - 1
Available
Gag Gifts

Portable Karaoke Microphone with Built-in Speaker

MDIMSKMG02
$34.95
Awesome gold portable microphone with built-in speaker and handy carry case. Play songs directly from your device library, music streaming app, or rock it acappella! Easily connected to most Bluetooth enabled devices. Rechargeable battery so you can sing along to your favourite tunes again and again
Mini Fitzroy's Storm Glass - 1
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Novelty Gifts

Mini Fitzroy's Storm Glass

HJFMFSG08
$14.95 $16.95
The storm glass was popularised by Admiral Robert Fitzroy after his historic voyage on the HMS Beagle. How the Storm Glass works is still a mystery, but it is believed that electromagnetic changes in weather patterns activate the crystals inside (sealed glass chamber fill with crystals when air pressure decreases).  This is a gorgeous decorative gift...
Hydraulic Robotic Arm
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Kids Toys & Games

Hydraulic Robotic Arm

SNHRA02
$39.95 $44.95
This do-it-yourself 3D model takes about an hour to assemble and makes it fun to learn about robotics, levers, fluid dynamics and engineering principles. When assembled, it rotates 90 degrees, stands 34 cm high and has arms that stretch 41 cm. The best part? The Hydraulic Robot Arm can pick up and move small objects too! Features: Easy to make in...
Retro Handheld Console
Available
Other Games

Retro Handheld Console

Thumbs Up UK
TURHC002
$39.95
80s kids are going to love this Retro Handheld Console. From classic games like Tic Tac Toe and Connect Four to shooting the enemy and collecting coins, you'll be sure to find some of your old favourites. Bring back all that nostalgia and all the fun (without the need for a bag of coins). It looks retro, enables you to play old school 8-bit games - yet...
Geek Gamer Trivia
Available
Other Games

Geek Gamer Trivia

OLGGT10
$12.95
The Geek gamer trivia consists of 100 geeky trivia questions about console, arcade game, game developer questions and more. With questions like; In what year was the Nintendo 64 released? What was the first home console? David Crane, Larry Kaplan, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead left Atari to form which company? This trivia will ignite the geek in you and...
Foucault's Pendulum - 55cm
Available
Home Decorations & Furnishing

Foucault's Pendulum - 55cm

HJFP55
$99.95
Foucault's Pendulum is a beautifully simple device that demonstrates one of the most fascinating phenomena in the universe - the rotation of the Earth. This elegant pendulum, suspended from an executive wooden stand, swings gently back and forth, creating mesmerizing patterns in the sand. The patterns are never the same, making this pendulum addictive to...
Gigantic Strawberry Beach Towel
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Beach Towels

Gigantic Strawberry Beach Towel

WVGSBT02
$34.95 $39.95
Nom Nom Nom Nom… If you’ve got a pretty sweet spot on the beach, you can expect great sunshine, quick walks to the water…and scalding lava-hot sand. Our 5-foot-wide Strawberry Beach Blanket will save those precious glutes from frying. Put it between yourself and mother earth to soak up some rays—or towel off after a quick dip in the water—without...
Periodic Table Magnets
Available
Kitchen

Periodic Table Magnets

HJPTM008
$19.95
Science is everywhere, including in the kitchen. The modern periodic table of the elements is closely based on Dmitri Mendeleev's 1869 study aid. Spell over 10,000 words like F-U-N and C-H-O-Co-La-Te, or write phrases. Great for scientists of all ages at home, or indesensible in the science classroom, to test knowledge and order of the elements.  Size:...
Hoppit - Hopping Ball - 1
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Kids Toys & Games

Hoppit - Hopping Ball

HJHHB08
$24.95 $29.95
This classic toy will be familiar from the 60s, when they first made an appearance. This modern adaptation of the retro hopper includes improved, easy-to-grab ears and a cheerful face. Fascinating for children of all ages, they will be entertained for hours, bouncing around (instead of off) the walls.Features: Made from high quality and super tough...
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How To Buy The Perfect Birthday Gift For Boys

There has never been a birthday so stressful as the birthday of a young boy. From clothes to toys, there is so much pressure on you to find the perfect birthday gift for boys under 12 years old. As if that wasn't enough, you also need to consider your relationship with this person when choosing the best gift. Fortunately, we are here to help! We have hundreds of great gift ideas for boys, no matter your budget or the relationship that you share. Don't forget to checkout or great Christmas gifts for boys that they would surely love.

What Is The Importance of Getting A Birthday Gift For Boys

Since they are not yet a teenage boy, your choices are not as endless however, boys at this age are just starting to understand the importance of birthdays and what they mean. A birthday gift will show them that you care about them and want to celebrate this important milestone in their lives. It will also help to build the relationship between you and this little boy. The aim of getting this gift should be to make them feel special that they're getting a gift from you. Unlike teenage boys, younger boys tend to be much easier to purchase gifts for as they will not be waiting for expensive gadgets or clothing. Instead, they are easily satisfied with smaller budget accessories, video games and toys. At this age group, they will appreciate the simplicity of a birthday gift.

If our list of gifts isn't enough, try some of our unique birthday gifts like harry potterfarting stuff and gifts for teen boys

What Type Of Budget Should You Set For These Types Of Gifts 

You should set a budget of around $20-$50 for birthday presents for boys under 12 years old. This is the perfect range for giving the perfect gift that is age-appropriate and that the birthday boy will love. It is also important to consider your relationship with the birthday boy when setting a budget. If you are close family members or friends, you may want to spend more on the best gift than if you are acquaintances. If the boy is into gadgets try to avoid getting them anything from this theme because they can easily blow out your budget.

When selecting from a range of unique gifts, if it's for your child, a nephew or godson you might want to consider a higher budget between $50 - $150. Please only use this as an indication, if the price tag of the best toys makes you feel uncomfortable paying for them you should not buy them. 

What Does Your Relationship With This Boy Matter When Choosing The Present 

Your relationship with this boy matters when choosing the present because you need to consider what type of gift would be appropriate. For example, a close friend or family member may appreciate a more personal gift than someone you don't know well. It is also important to consider the age of the birthday boy when choosing a gift. A younger child may prefer a toy over a book, while an older child may want something more complicated to use.

At times we would be shopping for a boy's gift for a party that your child is attending. In this circumstance, it would be wise to pick a safe gift rather than a personalised or expensive present. Safe gifts would include very general games, board games, lego, and toys that are popular. Another trick is to ask your child what they like or talk about most this can also generate some decent gift ideas.

Should Shipping Times Be A Factor?

Yes! No matter where you live there's always a chance that your shipping could be delayed or you might end up with the wrong or broken gift. Your best gift will be the worse gift if it's not there in time. Our advice is always to shop early that way you get the first pick of the best birthday gifts before they sell out. Unlike Christmas shopping, if your birthday is in 3 weeks that's the perfect time you want to buy your gifts. And to save time and money on shipping, we always suggest gift stacking where you buy multiple birthday gifts at once and just keep them until the day you need them. A great way to avoid any delays and additional shipping fees. If you need Christmas gifts, then check out our gift guide here.

Getting A Birthday Cake For A Boy

This special occasion would be nothing without a wonderful birthday cake! It's a staple at any kid's birthday party. This simple yet practical tradition is a great way to sing "Happy Birthday" and this is usually what makes a young boy's birthday special, unique and memorable. The type of cake and what is on the cake is totally based on their likes and interests. Most young boys go through phases so all you need to do is know what phase they are in and your birthday cake theme would be set.

A Birthday Card The Right And The Wrong Way

After securing your birthday presents for boys under 12 years old, a birthday card should always be included. It is one of the simplest and most practical gifts you can give because it shows that you have taken the time to write a personal message just for them.

However, there are a few things you should avoid when writing a birthday card for a young boy. Firstly, try to avoid using cheesy or clichéd phrases such as "you're a special little guy" or "enjoy your childhood while you can". These phrases may sound sweet but they will likely only annoy the birthday boy. Secondly, don't use innuendos or sexual references. This is a birthday card, not a birthday present, so keep it PG-rated.

And Finally, It's Time To ...

All boys will appreciate the thought and care put into the best gift you could find and they would be just as happy opening their present no matter what you got them. With the right birthday party and cake, you can have a memorable birthday that he will remember for years to come. So no matter if it's your nephew, godson or just a friend, take some time and put some effort into your gift choices as it's important to them even if they don't show it.

Common Questions About Buying Birthday Gifts For Boys

What is an appropriate age to give a boy his first toy, video game, etc?

For a first toy, either a baby or toddler is fine. At this age, they won't remember anything special so toys that help them touch and feel are great. For video games, that really depends if they own a console. Most kids play video games from around 8 years and up.

What are the best gifts for boys?

Highly dependent on their age and interests. Our advice is to get to know who they are first, what are their hobbies and interest, then you can make a list of birthday gifts and one of them will be the best gift for him.

Do you buy gifts for your good friends' kids' birthdays? 

Yes of course you do. If they are your friend's children and you're attending the party even if you don't have your own kid, the poor boy might feel left out that you didn't get him a gift. Your friend wouldn't invite you to his boy's birthday party unless you are close friends. For a budget, you don't have to go all out here just spend a comfortable amount.

Should I buy him toys that cost more than $50 or less than $20?

First, ask yourself how close is this boy to you. The closer you are the more money you might want to use. If it's an acquaintance then spending as low as possible might be a better idea as you might be attending a lot more birthdays as the year goes along.