It’s probably been a few years since you were a four-year-old, so it’s understandable if you’re struggling to pick out great gifts for 4-year-old boys. To help make the process easier, we found over 50 awesome gift ideas for 4-year-old boys.
Whether you want to wow your son on his birthday or bring an extra dose of holiday spirit to your grandson this Christmas, we’ve found the most popular, unusual, and creative gifts for young boys. If you’re looking for the best toys or entertainment with an educational edge, all you have to do is dive into this list of awesome options!
55 Fun Gift Ideas for 4-Year-Old Boys
Let’s make shopping simple with this list of curated suggestions that will have any four-year-old boy jumping for joy.
Create A Dinosaur World Road Race
While your four-year-old might be a little too young to watch the Spielberg classic, that doesn’t mean they’re too young to play with dinosaur toys! This playset, in particular, combines dinosaurs and cars for 150+ pieces of imaginative fun. Your kid will be able to build a car track and then potentially have dinosaurs attack! Will you be the first visitor to his new and improved version of Jurassic park? We promise, your risk of being chased by velociraptors is significantly lower here.
Superhero Capes for Kids 3-10 Years Old
You could be your four-year-old son, nephew, grandson, or brother’s biggest hero when they unwrap this set of superhero costumes! This set of superhero capes and masks is perfect for playtime or anytime they need to feel as brave as their favorite leading man. The capes and masks are surprisingly durable and flexible, making it easy for your kid to run around and save the day without ruining his new favorite play attire.
Dinosaur Projector Toy Light
Yes, two out of three items on this list so far are about dinosaurs, and you can expect many more coming up later. This one is a fun highbred between decor and toy because it turns the recipient’s room into a dancing dinosaur light show. This projector could be the perfect next step for a dino-obsessed kid that is running out of space for dinosaur figurines but still wants more Jurassic-themed items.
Upgrade Kids Selfie Camera
Do you ever wish you could see the world through the eyes of a child? With this kid-friendly camera, you could! Kids these days grow up with an awareness of technology and more availability than ever before. After all those years of you telling your adorable nugget to smile for the camera, it’s not too surprising that they want to try one for themselves! But you don’t have to hand over your phone or expensive camera every time; they can test out their shoot and click skills with this kid-friendly camera! It has 32Gb of storage, a selfie function, games, and more easy-to-use features for little hands.
Zingo Bingo Award Winning Preschool Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers
At four years old, your son, grandson, nephew, or another young lad in your life is forming important connections and learning new skills. This fun spin on the classic bingo game could help with the learning process without feeling like a boring class. This game is designed for kids who can’t quite read yet, or those who are just getting the hang of it and helps them build skills through fun, fast-paced matching, and play. So get ready to play this version of bingo almost every day because your kid won’t want to put it down!
10 Inch Colorful Toddler Doodle Board Drawing Tablet
Of course, you still want to hang your child’s masterpieces on the fridge and frame a few of those preschool crafts. However, if your youngster is really into drawing, you might be going through mountains of printer paper and sketch pads. This drawing pad is easy to use for kids of all ages and could save you tons of space in your recycling bin. It’s great for kids who spend a lot of time in the car and need a bit of entertainment on those long drives.
Take Apart Dinosaur Toys for Kids 3-7
Is your young kid obsessed with taking things apart and (attempting) to put them back together? At this age, your four-year-olds curiosity is growing, as well as their desire for exploratory learning. This set of dinosaur toys is meant to be deconstructed and put back together and even come with an electric drill with two drill bits to help your little nuggets build.
Bean Bag Toss Game for Kids
Hand-eye coordination may not be your son, grandson, nephew, or best friend’s kid’s strength… yet. But this bean bag toss game will have him ready for t-ball before you know it! Plus, it’ll be a great game to put out at birthday parties and family get-togethers where you need to keep the kids entertained. You can choose from three reversible themes to best match your favorite little boy’s interests: dinosaur-turtle, farm-zoo, or planet-ocean.
Standard Unit Solid-Wood Building Blocks With Wooden Storage Tray (60 pcs)
Wooden building blocks are a classic for a reason, and every kid should have a set like these. These blocks let your kids’ imagination shine as they craft castles and worlds as unique as they are. They’re also quite durable and could last for generations. Who knows, maybe your grandkids will be playing with the same set one day!
STEM Magnetic Discovery Building Set
Your baby Einstein isn’t too young to learn about science, we promise! This cool kit helps your kid explore concepts regarding magnetism in a fun and exciting way. The pieces are extra-large, making them easy for little hands to navigate (and more difficult for little mouths to try to eat). You and your little scientist will have a blast building anything and everything his mind can come up with!
Three Pack Walkie Talkies
We’re pretty positive we weren’t the only ones obsessed with playing spies, heroes, and any other make-believe game that required cool walkie-talkies. Granted, most of our missions were just trying to sneak cookies out of the kitchen, but coordinating your attack with a pal makes it all so much more dramatic and fun! This set comes with three walkie-talkies, which is perfect for ensuring no one feels excluded (especially if your four-year-old recipient has siblings).
Boys Sweatshirts Elephant Pullover
Hello to the cutest sweatshirt we’ve ever seen in our lives. Yes, we might be biased because we love elephants, but we think every little kid should have this adorable sweatshirt. Just imagine taking your little nugget to the zoo wearing this pullover! It’s perfect for keeping kids cool and stylish during the colder months and is available in sizes from 2T to 7 years.
Grow-with-Me Kids Baseball Batting Tee + Stand Set for Youth + Toddlers
Are you trying to raise the next Babe Ruth? Whether your tiny tot loves baseball or you just want to start working on his hand-eye coordination, this game set could be a perfect choice. The set starts out with the ball hanging anywhere from 18 to 26 inches off the ground for the youngest players who are just getting started. Once they’re a bit older, the hanging ball can transform into a traditional batting tee for more practice. By the time your son, grandson, or nephew is old enough for little league, he’ll be batting home runs!
Skillmatics Card Game: Guess in 10 Junior Animal Kingdom
Your four-year-old might only be focused on having fun, but as a parent or loved one, you know it’s also an important age for brain development. This fun guessing game will trick your little rugrat into working on their communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and creative thinking skills. All the while, they think they’re just trying to figure out what animal is on the card! This game is designed specifically for non-readers or early-readers and can accommodate two to six players at a time.
Lincoln Logs –100th Anniversary Tin
Help your favorite four-year-old take a trip back in time with this set of Lincoln Logs! When we were little, we were obsessed with these and often built entire towns or cities for our legos and other toys to enjoy. The set comes with 111 real-wood pieces that can be mixed together with other Lincoln Logs or used alone to build the “Meeting House.” The kit comes with step-by-step instructions, or you could just let your kid’s imagination run wild!
RC Cars Stunt Car Toy Remote Control Car
Finding age-appropriate toys for four-year-old boys can be challenging, especially if you want to give them something they’ll still play with in a few years (or at least a few months). But we think this unique toy car could be the winner. It’s able to tackle a variety of different terrains like rocks, sand, grass, and more, so your young kid can take it with him wherever his adventures lead. The four-wheel-drive truck comes with a remote control and durable materials for fun tricks, flips, and more!
3-in-1 Hockey Soccer Bowling Set
Are you looking for cool gifts for 4-year-old boys, but you aren’t really sure exactly what that four-year-old is interested in? This three-in-one set has all your bases covered. It includes easy-to-use equipment for soccer, hockey, and bowling practice— but don’t worry, it’s all indoor friendly. Do you want to know the coolest part? It comes with a “hover” soccer ball and “hover” hockey puck. These pieces are rechargeable with the included USB and can glide along smooth surfaces on their own. Soccer balls definitely didn’t do that when we were kids!
Light-Up Terrarium Kit for Kids - STEM Activities Science Craft Kits
Do you have a little botanist on your hands, and you want to help foster his creativity? Well then, in that case, this DIY light-up terrarium kit could be the perfect gift! The kit comes with everything your little scientist needs to make a real-life terrarium, including grass and chia seeds, plus fun stickers and figurines to make it a bit more engaging for young creatives.
Doug Electric Train Set for Kids
We have a seemingly random but very important question for you— when you’re making train noises, how many chuggas do you say before choo choo? We prefer a solid eight chuggas before we choo choo, which we realize might be overkill, especially compared to the people that only do two chuggas. We think you should probably practice your train noises if you’re going to give your four-year-old this train set which includes four cars and ten track pieces. It is an awesome Christmas gift for four-year-old boys who love building and watching mechanical things go!
GeoSafari Jr. Kidnoculars- Binoculars for Kids
Real binoculars are a bit on the expensive side, but if your outdoorsy kid can’t keep his hands off yours, you might want to give him a pair designed just for him! These binoculars are perfectly sized for little hands and eyes while being durable enough to withstand the accidents those little hands can have. These binoculars aren’t just toys; though, they also have 2x magnification! So your little nature nerd can see all the birds, bugs, and beautiful flowers on your hikes, without having to borrow your adult binoculars.
Airplane Toy Set with 4 Mini Construction Cars
Something about young boys and transportation-themed toys goes together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re searching for gift ideas for four-year-old boys, this toy set could be it. The airplane unfolds to reveal a road for the included vehicles to drive on, then folds back up when your kid is ready for take-off!
My First Learn to Write Workbook
Alright, we know this educational book might not be the most fun or cool gift for four-year-old boys, but it is a great age to start practicing their letters and wowing their pre-school teachers. Just slide one of these books into their stocking on Christmas, and they’ll be so excited with all the Christmas spirit they might not even realize it’s educational!
Frog Balance Counting Toys
Counting sheep might put your favorite little four-year-old to sleep, but counting frogs could help him learn his numbers! This educational toy makes learning more fun through interactive play that stimulates your child’s imagination. Plus, it gives you an excuse to practice your perfect frog “ribbit” sound while your son, grandson, nephew, or friend’s child works on their numbers.
Kids Play Tent for Children
Your favorite imaginative kid could take off into space, colonize Mars, dive into the depths of the ocean, or set up camp in the outback of Australia, all from the comfort of their favorite cool indoor tent. This fun tent might be rocket-themed, but we’re sure their impressive imagination will take them to way cooler places than just outer space. It is large enough to fit up to three kids (plus their toys), making it perfect for siblings or playdates.
100 Pieces Oversized Magnetic Building Blocks for Kids Ages 4-8
Are you struggling to get your kids away from screens and playing with their hands? These awesome blocks could help! We think these magnetic blocks would be super fun to play with on a porch or other area with lots of sunlight since the translucent materials will reflect the light and create a colorful display! With 100 pieces included in the set, your son or another four-year-old boy in your life will have a blast creating cool buildings and worlds with these blocks!
Toddlers and Boys' 6-Piece Snug Fit Cotton Pajama Set
We wanted to pick just one of these pajama sets to rave about, but they’re all so darn cute we just can’t choose! Each set comes with six pieces— two pairs of long pants, a pair of shorts, two short sleeve shirts, and one long sleeve shirt— that are all equally as adorable. And with such awesome patterns, like sharks, monsters, puppies, and more, your four-year-old boy might be completely enthralled with his new pajamas!
LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Spider-Man and Sandman Showdown
Does your four-year-old have a favorite superhero yet? If not, we solidly suggest you steer them towards Spider-Man. Also, can we just say Tom Holland is doing an incredible job carrying this branch of the Marvel cinematic universe? But we digress. This Lego toy set lets the user recreate the iconic Spider-Man versus Sandman showdown, with an extra dose of childhood creativity thrown in. Most importantly, we love this little web Lego piece shooting out for Spider-Man’s hand.
12V Battery Powered Electric Ride On Car
Does your kid feel the need… the need for speed? In that case, we feel obliged to tell you about these electric cars for kids. Your four-year-old could whip around the driveway in his own miniature souped-up truck, just like his favorite adults. This car comes in two modes: parental controls, which allow an adult to control the speed and direction of the car, or battery-operated mode, which has the kids controlling the pedals and wheel. Are you brave enough to let your four-year-old son take the wheel?
Kids Crafts 3D Painting Dinosaurs Toys Arts and Crafts
Are you looking for a creative gift for a young boy with a crafty side? You can encourage his artistic skills with this awesome dinosaur painting craft kit. It comes with just about everything he needs to start customizing his cool new dinosaur toys, including eight kinds of dinosaurs, two paintbrushes, paints, and a palette. We can’t wait to see how unique his dinosaurs will look!
Paw Patrol Marshall - Robotic Build-A-Bot Paw Patrol Toys
To be honest, the only thing we know about Paw Patrol is that kids love it. And to be fair, we’re kinda happy that’s as much interaction as we’ve had with this animated show. However, we know that many other parents reading this are probably intimately familiar with all the characters and plotlines. If your kids are obsessed with this show, look no further than this robotic “Build-A-Bot” toy. You can choose from three characters- Chase, Marshall, or Rubble- then get to work helping your son assemble his new best pal!
My Comic Book Making Kit, Multicolor, 6.75
Does your son love storytime more than any other part of his day? You could help him create his own book, complete with an “about the author” section! This kit is designed for kids around six years old, but it could be a fun joint activity to help capture their unique creativity at this age (with a little help from you, explaining the instructions, of course). Your favorite little artist will draw all his designs, and the kit explains how to mail everything back in and have it professionally bound into his first book!
Toddler Golf Toy
You could hit a hole in one with your little athlete by giving him this toy golf game. Going to your local putt putt place can start to get expensive after a while, but you could create fun obstacles at home to challenge your kid and help them get creative! We’re pretty sure you guys will come up with an awesome golf game setup, so can we come over for a round or two?
Outdoor Explorer Kit & Bug Catcher Kit
Thanks to this unique outdoor explorer kit, your backyard has just been transformed into a little scientists’ playground. The set comes with 5x power magnification binoculars, compass, butterfly net, magnifying glass, backyard exploration critter case, whistle, tweezers and bug containers, hat, and backpack. This kit is an easy way to turn a regular day in the neighborhood or park into an epic outdoor adventure!
DIY Dinosaur Toy Lantern Night Light Kit
Your four-year-old might find this craft a bit challenging; however, if you’re looking for unique dinosaur-themed activities for a kid who is absolutely obsessed with these prehistoric animals, this one definitely caught our eye. The kit comes with dinosaur stickers, glitter, beads, and all the other fun craft supplies to engage little kids. It even comes with a sick dinosaur tooth that they’re definitely going to show off at their next “show and tell.”
Mini Remote Control Car
While your kid might be too young for a real red sports car, they’re not too young for this remote car. Some remote control cars might be a little too intense for young hands to control, but this one is designed specifically for two to five-year-old kids. This fun toy car would be an awesome birthday or Christmas gift for four-year-old boys.
Scissor Skills Activity Book With Pair of Child-Safe Scissors (20 Pages)
Activity books are a great way to keep your little one entertained while potentially sneaking in some useful skills or education. This activity book specifically works on scissor skills, including proper form and handling, and comes with a pair of plastic, child-safe scissors. Pair it with other coloring or activity books for a gift that could keep your four-year-old (or your friend’s four-year-old son) entertained for hours!
Paw Patrol, Chase’s 5-in-1 Ultimate Cruiser with Lights and Sounds
Here is another popular choice from one of the biggest shows for little kids, Paw Patrol. If your four-year-old son, nephew, little cousin, or grandson is a huge fan of these animated furry friends, then this 5-in-1 cruiser could be a perfect choice. It is a bit more expensive than many of the other toys on this list, but it comes with multiple accessories, lights, and sounds for a fully immersive play experience.
Design & Paint Your Own Wooden Train & Truck
We love these toy craft kits, especially for kids that tend to tire of toys quickly because they give you two activities out of one item! First, your four-year-old gets to customize his truck and train anyway he wants using the included paints and paintbrush. Then, he can “drive” his new cool toys around the house for as long as his attention span allows!
Over 45 Preschool Learning Activities (Ages 3-6)
Are you tired of your kid constantly telling you he’s bored? You could let him try to figure out fun activities for himself, or you could gently direct him towards these entertaining and educational learning activities. This set has over 45 activities designed for preschool-aged children that work on essential skills like early literacy, counting, shapes, colors, emotions, and more! The boards also wipe clean so that you can use them again and again for extra practice.
Personalized Earth and Space Nightlights
Does your four-year-old explorer want to travel the world, or is he more interested in blasting off into outer space? Wherever he wants to go, you can get a personalized night light to commemorate it. You can customize it with the recipient’s name and choose from the rocket ship or earth designs. An LED light in the wooden base illuminates the artwork and your child’s name on the acrylic plaque for a unique gift they’ll love for as long as they’re scared of the dark!
Personalized I Can Change the World Book
Your favorite four-year-old could grow up to do great things! All he needs is an awesome support system to get him started on chasing his dreams. This book can help your child understand that the things they do and say can improve the world! You can personalize this book with your future president, judge, or hero’s name, so it really is all about how they’ll impact the world!
Color Your Own Super Hero Cape
Instead of picking up another Captain America toy, you could marvel at your kid’s creativity with this color your own superhero cape kit. The cape is printed with comic book-style panels depicting some high-intensity crime-fighting. The kit includes fabric markers and even some practice sheets, so your little artist can test out their designs before coloring in the cape. The cape is machine washable once the color is set, so you don’t have to worry about how dirty their superhero adventures get.
Interactive Whack A Frog Game
We probably shouldn’t admit this, but hitting things is fun! However, it’s important for kids to learn when it’s appropriate to hit. This game is fun but can also help channel some of your four-year-old’s never-ending energy and work on their hand-eye coordination. Plus, these frogs are much cuter than the Whack A Mole alternative.
Classic Fairytale Pop-up Book
From Alice In Wonderland to Peter Pan, these classic books truly are timeless additions to your family library. You could help breathe new life into these childhood literary classics with these unique three-dimensional pop-up versions, created by acclaimed illustrator Robert Sabuda. If you’re looking for a gift that will last generations, we think these books might be just the ticket.
Transformers My Busy Book
We have a very important question— are you a fan of Optimus Prime or Bumblebee? We will begrudgingly accept other characters as well, but we’re partial towards these two ourselves. This set comes with multiple figurines, so your child can pick their own favorite transformer, as well as an activity book with multiple pages to color in.
Erupting Dinosaur Bath Volcano
If getting your four-year-old ball of dirt into the tub is a constant struggle, then you might be interested in these awesome bath volcanos. These fun explosions could help turn dreaded bathtime into the best part of his day. If it’s a hit, you can always buy refills of the bath bombs for future gifts!
Fix It Kid's Wooden Tool Box and Accessory Play Set
If Bob The Builder taught us anything, it’s that we can tackle all of our problems with a can do attitude. If your little one hasn’t learned this yet, or just likes pretending to build things with a toy hammer, then he’ll definitely enjoy this wooden toolbox and kid’s toolset. Combine it with a set of wooden blocks, and he could even construct his own buildings or towns!
I'm This Many Old! Personalized Kids Tee
What should your four-year-old son wear for his birthday party? Probably this adorable t-shirt! These hand-embroidered, 100 percent cotton t-shirts let your little one show off exactly how old they are in one of the cutest ways possible. You can further customize it with your birthday boy’s name underneath the adorably embroidered chubby fingers.
Bathtub Basketball Hoop & Balls Set
Will your four-year-old break Steph Curry’s three-pointer record? Maybe. Will he make a splash in the world of preschooler bathtub basketball? Most definitely. The recipient (or their parents) can add this basketball hoop to a bathroom or any other flat surface with its two adhesive suction cups. It also comes with three basketballs and an air pump in case any accidents happen.
Shark Duvet and Pillowcase Set
Is the jaws theme song already playing in your head just from looking at that picture of the duvet set? Honestly, same here, but we absolutely love it. As we slowly recover from the years of “Baby Shark” being sung on repeat, your toddler might be graduating to a fascination with larger sharks. If he’s interested in these sea creatures, then he’ll probably love this cool duvet set that lets him curl up with his favorite ocean predator. Until he’s old enough to go cave diving with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa, he can dive into bed with these awesome animals.
Stomp Rocket - The Original Jr. Glow Rocket Launcher
You might want to gather up the family and take them outside to watch the big launch because your four-year-old is sending rockets into space! These stomp rockets are a fun and unusual way to channel your kid’s excessive energy. After 15 or so minutes of jumping on the launch pad, they might just be ready for a nap!
We'll Be Together Again Book
Are you a grandparent or other family member that lives a bit far away from your four-year-old best friend? It can be challenging to explain the physical distance or why you can’t be there for every soccer game, especially when you want to show up as much as possible. This book could help your grandson, nephew, or little brother understand that you still love them to the moon and back, even if you can only see them once or twice a year.
Sky View Cedar Wood Swing Set / Playset
It will 100 percent be the best day (or birthday or Christmas) ever when your four-year-old realizes they got this awesome swing set as a gift! We spent so much of our childhood playing on our awesome playset in the backyard, and we hope your child can have a similar experience! This playset could be a fixture of your child’s future playdates, sunny afternoons, and energetic weekends for years to come.
USA Coloring Tablecloth
Does your little one like looking at maps? How about coloring in his very own map? This giant map of the USA features adorable depictions of each state’s birds, flowers, and animals and features each state’s capital. Your son can slowly work his way through US geography while he thinks he’s just having a great time coloring!
Triple Lane Slip, Splash and Slide (Newest Model) for Backyards
Summer can’t come soon enough, especially not after your four-year-old unwraps this giant backyard slip n slide! This one has three lanes, so your child and their siblings or friends can all have a blast without having to take turns. It also includes three bodyboards to slide on, turning your backyard into a full-on waterpark!