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Old 01-17-2020, 05:29 PM
 
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Robot kits, legos. Train sets.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:05 PM
 
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We have gifted monthly subscription kits. KiwiCo is one of them. They were very well received.
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Old 01-17-2020, 06:44 PM
 
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Nerf gun if his parents are okay with you guns.
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:11 PM
 
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An outdoor gift would be awesome. If they have a swing set, you could get a new element for it.
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Old 01-18-2020, 01:56 AM
 
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I have a six-year-old grandson. Remote control cars are fun to play with outside on the driveway. Kites are inexpensive and awesome, and we like to fly them on windy days (unless you get one caught in a tree like I did). For his birthday last year, he got a rocket that you can launch by mixing baking soda and vinegar (definitely an outside activity). This needs adult supervision of course.

He and his three-year-old brother have a couple of sets of plastic dinosaurs. They like to play "dinosaur swamp" in the flower bed. Add some water for mud, and you have impressive "tar pits". These sets were pretty inexpensive (Wal Mart, $9.00). A big bucket of sidewalk chalk is also fun for drawing "murals" on the driveway.

And most kids love to play with water and have water fights, with Super Soakers and water pistols (if you're okay with that). We (grandsons and I) like water balloon kits...fill them up with the outside spcket and have a "war".

My grandson is also into "Harry Potter". For his sixth birthday, he got the Hogwarts cloak, glasses and Griffendor tie, wand, and the sorting hat. He also has a wiffle ball and bat, but he and his brother like to run around the yard on toy brooms playing Quidditch, which is basically me batting the wiffle balls in the air for them to chase.

Yeah, I know...I'm getting to experience a "second childhood" with these little guys. The best present you can give a kid (besides the toy) is play with them.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:15 AM
 
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Do they have a basketball hoop or room for one? Kids around here still spend countless hours in their elementary/middle school years shooting basketballs into hoops over their garages. Otherwise bike/scooter is a good choice, provided he doesn't already have one. If he expresses an interest in nature at all - birding binoculars, etc. can be awesome. Also, since he likes video games, steering him toward Pokemon Go would also get him outside - but needs adults to do it with safely perhaps.
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Old Today, 06:02 AM
 
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I have a same issue all the time cause I have four nephews. So I have some solutions. Stuff like remote control cars is always a good choice for child this age. He usually get exited about such surprise. But he probably will forget about this present in a few days. So I come to conclusion that a bike is perfect choice for a boy. Especilly a good one. I guess this would be helpful info if u agree with me. Check this out.

cutelittledarling.com/best-bike-for-2-year-olds
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Old Today, 12:06 PM
 
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I have a same issue all the time cause I have four nephews. So I have some solutions. Stuff like remote control cars is always a good choice for child this age. He usually get exited about such surprise. But he probably will forget about this present in a few days. So I come to conclusion that a bike is perfect choice for a boy. Especilly a good one. I guess this would be helpful info if u agree with me. Check this out.

cutelittledarling.com/best-bike-for-2-year-olds
The boy is 6, not 2. This would not be the best bike for a 6 year old and a bike is a rather expensive present for the OP to buy.
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