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Are you looking for cool Christmas gifts for boys? Well, you're not alone. I have two boys (ages 10 & 11) and I am always trying to find cool Christmas gifts for boys that will get my kids outside! I always try to purchase cool Christmas presents, but the older my boys get, the harder or should I say more expensive that becomes. Don't get me wrong, I understand that an 80 inch TV would make their game play experience so much more amazing, but I try to think outside of the box... er house. That's why I was so excited to continue a tradition that I started with my oldest.
The Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun!
Last Christmas Jordan (my oldest) got his Daisy, and of course John was begging me to get him one too. I explained to John that guns are not toys, and that because he wasn't 10 yet, he couldn't have one. Red Ryder BB Guns are recommended for ages 10+. While no one in the store would have known the difference, I wanted my boys to understand the importance of following all guidelines when it comes to gun safety. Daisy educates roughly one million of America’s youth a year through their Ten Lesson Shooting Curriculum about BB gun use and safety, so be sure to check it out, if you need help teaching your children about gun safety.
This year, when I purchased John's gun it was a little more fun because I sneakily did it right under his nose! We took the kids to Bass Pro Shops for Santa's Wonderland, and while the kids were playing I purchased John's Daisy Red Rider BB Gun! He had no idea what was coming!
If you have a chance to get out to Santa's Wonderland this year, it is totally worth the trip! We have gone for a few years now, and the kids always have an amazing time. The kids can shoot guns, ride the carousel, race RC cars, and make crafts. Oh, and in case I forgot to mention it... Everything is FREE. You even get a free picture with Santa! How cool is that?
When I am brainstorming Christmas present ideas, I try to consider gifts that will unite our family. My husband and I love spending time with the boys playing games, or watching them build in Minecraft, but we also want them to experience the things that we enjoy doing. Seeing my husband and son together in the back yard shooting targets melts my heart. It's so easy to get "too busy" to spend time with the kids, but gifts like this bring our family together.
My husband and brother-in-law have put the boys through a gun safety course that goes above and beyond "don't shoot your sisters". They have taught them to respect guns, how to care for them, and they practice shooting together. These are gifts that go above and beyond the gun itself. These are memories that can never be replaced by an material gift.
You can check out John's reaction to this gift by watching the video below:
I would love to hear from you. Are there any Christmas gifts for boys that will be bringing your family closer together this year?
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Note: These gift cards will not arrive in time for Christmas.