GIFTS FOR BOYS – under 300$

October 11, 2007 Katja Presnal

GIFTS FOR BOYS – under 300$

Boys will be boys no matter what, but you might as well sneak in some fun gifts, which actually have an educational function, or engage the child to use imagination. Playing outdoors is always good, so try to think of new activities outdoors as well. Here are some fun filled gift ideas for boys.

Remember all the toy recallsthis fall? Boycott big toy companies and get your child safe alternatives. natural Pod has a wide selection of safe, non-toxic toys. Wooden truck with snowplough extention, 105$ at Natural Pod.

The durable laminate surface flows to the ground so that kids can draw with chalks on all sides of this very resilient table. Not just that it look very modern and will be the perfect kids’ table in the contemporary home, but it also is so fun! 110$ from Modern Seed.

Artist Jill McDonald has illustrated this high energy scene with trucks, cars, planes and buses. But what makes it really special? It can be personalized for your son! 119$ from Land of Nod

Learning geography is so much fun with this Smart Globe. This “smart” globe solves the problem by using the Internet to update its database. Learn about a country’s population, weather, currency and more with a touch of the digital pen. Features 30 activities and 3 age levels: 5 to 8, 9 to 14, or 15 and up. 149.95$ from Mind Ware

Want kids to stay at your own yard? Get them the Fun Ride Super Z, a cable with a weather proof handle for years of airborn fun at your own back yard. 149.99$ from Back to Basics Toys.

Rossignol Mini Pro Snowboard is a great choice for beginner to intermediate freestyler. 169.95$ at

This tent is perfect for little boys who like to play pretend play! Let him be a knight is his own castle. 177$ at Giggling Toys.

Little boys love this! Make-my-own-monster custom design kit with instructions how to design your own monster, and then the American Bear company will create an excat replica of your child’s own drawing – the monster comes alive as a plush toy! Don’t look at the price tag – this toy will be a memory of a lifetime. 249$ at FAO Schwarz.

Get your child interested in renewable energy with this kit. Three methods of clean energy generation —wind, water and solar— are used to power four output devices. The power meter, light display, buzzer and the gear motor give an instant understanding of how energy can be transferred from natural power sources. The easy-to-assemble, click-together kit comes with teacher project notes for measuring how different levels of energy input affect output. 249.95$ from Mind Ware

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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