Finding the perfect gift for your boys

For many people with children this can be a stressful trying to find the right gifts for their kids. Here is a list of this year’s best gifts for boys Photo: Holiday Gift Guide / Toys for Boys

Christmas is just around the corner. For many people with children this can be a stressful trying to find the right gifts for their kids. Here is a list of this year’s best gifts for boys.

Leap Pad Ultra by Leap Frog $159.99

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— By far, the Leap Pad Ultra is a kids’ favorite.

Leap Pad

Leap Pad

This new version of the Leap Pad comes complete with video cameras on both sides and you can purchase apps for learning games, drawing and writing, and the ability to link up with other Leap Pads to play games with a sibling or friend.

This is the perfect gift that is sure to entertain your children, especially on long drives or flights.

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The Rocket by Green Toys (ages 2+) $24.99 — Made from recycled materials, The Rocket by Green Toys is a toy that will make your child happy as well as your inner, or outer, environmentalist. The Rocket comes with two astronauts. The Rocket also twists apart into two separate capsules, which makes sharing the toy a little bit easier.

Nano Falcon by Silverlift (ages 6+) $49.99 — The world’s smallest remote control helicopter is the Nano Falcon and they have the proof from the folks at Guinness to prove it. This flies extremely well with three channels and was easy for the kids to use. The rechargeable battery on the helicopter lasts for close to eight minutes in the air before needing a charge, which only takes about 20 minutes.

Illumivor Mecha-Pede by Sky Rocket (ages 6+) $39.99

— This remote controlled bug is fun at all times of the day, but it is really fun at night or in a dark room where you can see the glowing R/C creature really come to life. The toy comes with synchronized light effects that mimic the creepy-crawly movements of a real millipede.

Illumivor Mecha-Pede by Sky Rocket (ages 6+)

Illumivor Mecha-Pede by Sky Rocket (ages 6+)

Sky Viper Quad Copter by Sky Rocket Toys (ages 12+) $69.99 — The Sky Viper is a fun flying toy that has the ability to bounce off walls and keep flying. Each of the four blades are protected by a foam border, which allows for any less than accurate flying abilities of the person at the controls. This is great for the experienced R/C flyer as well as beginners.

Flying Heroes by The Bridge Direct (ages 4+) $16.99 — The flying super heroes twirl through the air after being launched from a drawstring-controlled handheld launcher. You can choose from Spiderman, Batman or Superman. These toys are great for outdoor play as the super heroes can launch higher than a normal ceiling.

The Un-Block by Aha! Concepts (ages 5+) $18.99-139.99 — Wooden blocks are great for the imaginative child. The Un-Blocks slide into place and are held together by the triangular shape of the grooves. With various shapes, your child is sure to create many structures for endless fun.

Stocking stuffers:

Nanoblocks by Ohio Art (ages 8+) $10.99 to $299.99 — These are most likely the smallest linking block toys you will ever find as you can fit a few of the tiny pieces on the face of a dime. The Nanoblocks come as sets that are individually wrapped so that you can construct them according to detailed instructions. Options range from animals to airplanes to buildings.

NanoBlocks by Ohio Art - Mustang

NanoBlocks by Ohio Art - Mustang

Quick Attach Microscope (ages 3+) $14.99 — The Quick Attach Microscope attaches to your iPhone, iPad or Android device’s camera and adds 30x magnification to show everyday objects like never seen before. Easily snaps over your lens, and the camera does the focusing and takes pics and videos for sharing just like always.

Brush Buddies $5.99 - $9.99 — Your kids will never have more fun brushing their teeth than with these talking toothbrushes from Bubble Buddies. There are a variety of choices from The Smurfs to Justin Bieber to Holiday tunes. The toothbrush makes noise for two minutes so your child knows when it is time to stop brushing.

Kevin J. Wells is the Sports Editor for The Washington Times Communities and also writes about Major League Baseball and punk rock music. Follow him on Twitter @WellsOnBaseball

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Kevin J Wells

Kevin J. Wells was born and raised in the Los Angeles area in a town called Montrose.  He currently plays guitar for and is a founding member of the Los Angeles punk rock band Emmer Effer.  He has worked in a number of different career fields including Behavioral Therapy, Commodities, Insurance, and most recently a food cart in Portland, OR. Kevin has been both a sports and entertainment columnist and editor for The Washington Times Communities since January 2013.

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