If you’re looking for a gift under $25 for boys between the ages of 7 and 9, a toy bow and arrows is almost a guaranteed hit. I don’t mean to be sexist. Honestly, as non-violent a female as I am, I find shooting a toy bow and arrow to be incredibly satisfying. However, I’ve never witnessed the sort of over-the-top enthusiasm from a girl that boys never fail to exhibit with a toy like this. (Nerf guns are pretty safe bets too.)
Comments: One year at Christmas time, we found bows and arrows very similar to this at Costco. It was a year when I was feeling particularly reluctant to deal with the hassle of Christmas shopping. As a result, basically every boy in our family got one, including uncles. Despite my laziness, overall they were a hit. They are pretty easy to use even for kids as young as six or seven. Even though they aren’t able to shoot them as far as older kids and adults, they still have a lot of fun. Also, with the padded tips, they are relatively safe.
A lot of times I like to put a lot of thought into a personalized gift that a child will enjoy. Other times, I’m looking more for the birthday present that will result in the most excitement when opened. I like instant gratification. When you really just want to see a young boy smile, give a gift like this. It’s a no-brainer. While it may not last forever, it will bring a lot of joy and get a lot of use before it either breaks or gets passed to a younger child.
Alternatively, if you want a more personal gift that takes more time, but is less expensive, try our homemade bow and arrows.
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