The Top 10 Gift Ideas for Boys

The top 10 gift ideas for boys

Do you have a little boy or older boy who is hard to buy for because he wants anything and everything and you don’t know exactly if he will like what you buy for him? Here are my top 10 gift ideas for boys that I have rounded up that may help you on your search for the perfect gift for your boy.

List of the Top 10 Gifts for Boys

1. Little Bits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit – This Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit comes with everything the boys need to create and control their own Droid. Also, comes with stickers and extra accessories.

2. Hot Wheels Monster Jam Giant Grave Digger Truck – This oversized Grave Digger has real working suspension, huge tires and is ready for action. This is a perfect addition to any Hot Wheels Monster Jam collection.

3. Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K, Red-  With the NERF Rival Nemesis lets the boys can experience intense head-to-head competition with the ultimate precision and power of Nerf Rival blasters. This gun holds 100 rounds. Choose from red or blue.

NERF N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster

4. Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Remote Control Drone Blaster-  As the saying goes it’s “NERF or Nothin” and here’s why. This NERF N-Strike Elite TerraScout RC drone can video NERF battles, let’s the battlers scout the battlefield before taking on their opponents. The drone includes one 18-dart clip and also comes with 18 Elite darts. Use the remote controller to position the angle of where you want the darts to land.

5.  Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman Batbot Extreme-  This over 2 ft-tall Batbot Xtreme comes with a little Batman figure which fits into the elevator, to send him up into the cockpit and get ready for action. The Batbot can activate battle mode by extending his fists and wins, then squeezes the trigger for super punching action. The Turn Power Pad located on the left shoulder opens to the chest and reveals Batman’s headquarters and secret elevator.


6. Paw Patrol My Size Lookout Tower –  This Paw Patrol Lookout Tower stands at two and a half feet tall. It has interactive lights and authentic sounds. Listen as each character’s signature phrases come to life with the touch of a button. Let your little one’s imagination run wild while watching over the citizens of Adventure Bay. It is perfect for ages 3+ and requires 2 AAA batteries that are included. Adult assembly required.

7. Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway –  Get ready to race with this Disney/Pixar Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway that is an epic 5 feet long. It has a motorized booster, raised track for increased velocity, themed play areas and two key competitors cars: Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm. Flags pop up to let the winner take the victory lap.


New Bright Radio Control Tumblebee Toy - 2.4 GHz Black and Yellow

8. New Bright Radio Control TumbleBee –  The Tumblebee is a full function RC that makes endless fun. It Jumps, It Flips, It Spins and is ready for action. It has an easy to use USB port that lets you charge in two hours and you are ready to go for more fun.

Huffy Machine (Green, Medium/20-Inch)

9. Huffy Electic Green Machine Trike –  This 20 inch Green Machine is ready to ride. It has dual stick sterring with a dual-density soft touch green/black grips and has large 10″ rear wheels. Its low center of gravity helps for improved performance. Take a ride on the electric Green Machine Trike.

10. RECOIL Starter Set – RECOIL turns any outdoor space into a digitally enhanced, multiplayer battlefield. Once you’ve purchased the Starter Set (necessary to play the game), download the free Recoil app from the PlayStore and App Store, connect your smartphone device to your blaster using the phone clamp, and then pair the two devices via Bluetooth.

The top 10 gifts for boys keeps changing every day, but these are some staples that are always near or at the top of the list of great gifts for a special boy in your life at Christmas time or any time of the year!

Amazon Prime Day: Tips to Get You Ready!

Amazon Prime Day: Tips to get you ready!


I hope you had a great 4th of July holiday and are enjoying your summer! I, too, have been busy trying to find the best deals, resources, and giveaways to share with you.

I wanted to give you a heads up because I would hate for you to miss out! Did you know Amazon Prime Day starts TONIGHT? The preview is actually going on right NOW! As a busy mom of boys, I love being able to shop right from my phone or computer and get the latest deals while my kids play right in my front yard. It can’t get any easier than that, right?

So here is the scoop so you don’t miss a thing: 

  • You have to be a member of Amazon Prime to get the amazing deals they offer! You can start a free 30-day trial if you aren’t already a member. (The FREE shipping is why I joined)!
  • To check out the deals quickly, you can download the Amazon App to your phone or tablet.
  • You can look at deals right on Amazon when the sale starts OR you can create a shopping list and receive alerts as soon as the items in your cart go on sale.
  • You can start “watching” for Amazon Prime deals today (this is 1 day before you can actually purchase the deals).
  • The sale will go live at 9 pm EST on July 10th, 2017 and lasts for 30 hours! That is tonight!! New deals will begin all throughout the day and don’t get discouraged if the item you want sells out quickly. You can join the waitlist and receive a notification if/when it is available. I have gotten several deals this way!
  • Amazon features Spotlight Deals (popular brands on sale) and Lightning Deals (limited quantity and usually sells out fast). Search for awesome deals in either of these categories!


Getting Ready for your Baby with Kmart + $50 Gift Card Giveaway! #KmartBaby

*This is a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.*

Getting Ready for your Baby with Kmart


Having a baby or expecting a new bundle of joy can be quite enjoyable, stressful and challenging. However, if you start planning early, you can get all you need by shopping all in one place at Kmart. Kmart has the hottest baby brands: Graco, 1st Safety, VTech, Disney, Joe Boxer, Huggies, Fisher-Price, and more, giving moms a variety of options.

Kmart’s baby collection has expanded to help moms prepare and shop for all their baby needs including: car seats, baby furniture, diapers, wipes, bouncers, swings, baby monitors, strollers, diaper bags, clothing, bedding and so much more. I would love to share some of Kmart’s baby essentials to give you an idea of their great products.




The Baby Trend RANGE TRAVEL SYSTEM is perfect for running errands or running with your little one. It’s equipped with All-terrain tires, lockable front swivel wheel, adjustable 5-point harness, car seat, reflectors for safety and a extra large storage basket.


Graco Fast Action Sport Travel System SnugRide Click Connect 35


Graco Fast Action Sport Travel System SungRide Click Connect 35 includes a three wheel stroller that is lightweight and is easy to fold in a matter of a second. It also has a reclining seat, extra large storage basket. Includes America’s #1 selling infant car seat the SnugRide Click Connect 35. The SnugRide Click Connect 35 is lightweight, making it easy to carry baby from car to stroller. Its design to protect babies rear-facing from 4-35 lbs and has a 5-point harness system for extra safety. The InRight™ LATCH system makes installation easy with a one second attachment to all Graco Click Connect strollers.

Graco Remi 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer – Espresso


The Graco Remi 4 -in- 1 Convertible Crib and Changer features a crib that will grow with you child as it transitions into a toddler bed, day bed and full size bed lasting many years. It offers extra storage space with the underneath drawer and changing table that features many drawers and shelves to store all your baby’s belongings. The low profile crib gives parents of all sizes easy access to their baby and 3-position adjustable mattress base helps to grow with your child.

Delta Children Layla Crib ‘N’ Changer


Layla Crib ‘N’ Changer features a high quality craftsmanship with sturdy wooden boast in a deep brown stain and a 4 way convertible design that will go perfectly into any nursery. It features an attached changer with drawers and shelves to store all your baby belongings as well as a water-resistant changing pad with safety strap. This crib will grow with your child as it transitions from a crib to toddler bed, day bed and full size bed helping you and your child get the most out of this amazing crib ‘n’ changer.



Graco Glider Lite LX Gliding Swing


The Graco Glider Lite LX gliding swing is a portable swing with six speed setting movement. It features a 5-point harness for safety, toy bar, timer, and provides 15 sounds including 10 melodies and 5 nature sounds to elicit smiles.

Trend Lab Waverly Pom Pom Play Floral Nursing Cover


Boppy Infant’s Slipcovered Nursing Pillow – Peaceful Jungle


Safety 1st Infant’s 25-Piece Deluxe Healthcare & Grooming Kit


It’s time to make Kmart the first stop for all your baby needs and guess what, you earn Shop Your Way points too. Don’t forget you can pick up all your baby medication at the Kmart Pharmacy.

Head Over to Kmart for All Your Baby Needs

The struggle is real when you have a baby and toting them from store to store to get everything you need is hard. That is why I do all my baby shopping at Kmart. I may not have a village to help me with everything I needs, but I have Kmart and that is all I really need to get my baby ready for summer! Here are a few things Kmart has to offer.

  • It’s a one stop destination for all your needs. Kmart has everything from big ticket items like washers and dryers to smaller items like baby diapers and clothes. If I need sandals, swimsuits, and bins, I can get them all right at Kmart.
  • Kmart has options when I don’t. Let’s face it; having a baby is expensive and sometimes I don’t have the financial means to make everything happen. The great thing about Kmart is that with layaway, lease it, and credit card options, I can always get what I need.
  • Shopping is fun. Shopping is fun when you shop at Kmart. With tons of great offers, shop your way rewards, and some of the best baby products on the market, I enjoy every second I spend at Kmart with my baby.

Hot Offer: Text BABY to 56278 to get $10 back in points on your next diaper and wipes purchase of $50 at Kmart. Ends 9/30/16

How do you get your baby ready for summer? Share your summer readiness tips in the comments below!

Life of a Southern Mom is giving one of my readers a chance to win a $50 e-Gift Card to start shopping at Kmart.


It’s Giveaway Time

Date: July 18th – July 25th at 11:59PM EST

Prize: One lucky reader will receive a $50 Kmart e- Gift Card. 

New Entry on Giveaway Form: There is a “Super Fun Bonus Entry” asking you to visit your local Kmart store and take a picture with a big ticket baby item you would like to have. Post your picture either on Facebook or Twitter and tag @kmart, #KmartBaby and @jenseigler. It is not mandatory.

How to Enter:

By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed below and on the Entry Form. The winner(s) drawn randomly using, and all winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per household and must be US residents 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. Zeno Group is responsible for the $50 Kmart e-Gift Card. The odds of winning are based on the amount of entries received and completed correctly.

20 Awesome Swim Trunks for Boys

 Swim Apparel for Boys

Summer will be here before you know it. What does that mean? It’s time to start looking for  swim trunks. If your kids are anything like my son, they are extremly picky. It takes me almost all Summer to find a pair of trunks that my son likes. I am here to hopefully make the search a little easier for you!

1.Mud Pie Baby Boys’ Whale Swim Trunks 

2. Kanu Surf Big Boys’ Y.O.L.O. Swim Trunk

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3. Nickelodeon Boys’ TMNT Toddler Trunk

4. iXtreme Boys’ Snorkel Rash Guard Swim Set

5. DC Comics Marvel Nickelodeon Rash Guard and Trunks Swimwear Set

DC Comics Marvel Nickelodeon Rash Guard and Trunks Swimwear Set (3T, Spider-Man Red)

6. iXtreme Boys’ Colorblock Boardshort

7. Crazy 8 Boys’ Kid Boy Rugby Stripe Swim Trunks 

8. Nautica Boys Printed Stripe Swim Trunk 

9. Kanu Surf Boys’ Oahu Swim Trunk

10. ZeroXposur Boys’ Shark Wave Plaid Swim Trunk 

11. Hasbro Little Boys’ Transformers Swim Trunk 

12. Nickelodeon Boys’ TMNT Trunk 

13.  Star Wars Boys Swim Trunks Swimwear

14. Nautica Boys’ Classic Rashguard Swim Set 


15. Kanu Surf Boys’ American Flag Swim Trunk 

16. Nickelodeon Boys’ Paw Patrol Trunk

17. Baby Boys’ Ultimate Swim Diaper Pocket Trunks

18. Marvel Boys’ Captain America Swim Trunk

19. ZeroXposur Boys’ Shark Fin Swim Trunk

20. Kanu Surf Boys’ Toddler Matrix Plaid Swim Trunks

What was on your sons swim trunks last Summer?

Parent Pal An Online Resource for Moms and Dads

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

When becoming a parent it is hard work but the most rewarding. The truth is, sometimes those of us raising kids could use a little advice. And with mom and dad living far away, wouldn’t it be great to have a trusty friend nearby. That’s where Parent Pal comes in. Parent Pal, from, is a free service that offers real-time, personalized guidance and advice on topics and products related to raising children. Experienced, knowledgeable moms and dads respond to inquires via text or email within minutes. They draw from personal experience, best-practice guidance, recent research, and top parent communities to provide actionable parenting tips and product suggestions intended to make every parent’s life easier. They’re even many parent bloggers who have created their own blogs to help others out there.


When I became pregnant with my first son, I knew I would have many questions because it was a new experience for me. I would go through times where I wish my mom could’ve been here with me instead of over 1000 miles away in another state. I didn’t get the chance to go shopping with her to help me pick out the things I would need or what most of the things where to be used for. My biggest fear I felt when I became a new mom was breastfeeding. I know in the hospital they show you the correct way and what to expect, but after getting home I always wondered how many times was he suppose to be eating, when I should’ve pumped milk and would he still be getting enough to eat if I was pumping to. Instead I had to rely on my instincts and the love for internet to search for answers to my questions. The great thing about the internet is that there are other moms and dads out there that have the same question or even other questions that I didn’t know about so I was steadily learning.


Becoming a parent you are learning new stuff everyday whether it’s your first or third child because there are so many new things and information that its hard to keep up. I am glad there is a place where not only moms and dads can go but also grandparents and babysitters to get their questions answered because their are experienced moms and dads who have been there. We all have questions and it doesn’t every hurt to ask questions or ask for help. I am glad I found Parent Pal so that I can share with all of my moms, dads, grand parents, babysitters who need their questions answered right away and family and friends can’t always be there when you need them but Parent Pal can. 

Anyone can use the service, and perhaps, be invited to be a Parent Pal too! Shop Your Way Members will be directed to relevant products that will help them with their parenting needs.

Was there a time you needed advice or a question answered right away and could’ve used Parent Pal?

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received compensation for the above posting. All opinions are my own.

Shop Your Way: Want It. Win It. Now! Sweepstakes #WinWhatYouWant

*This is a sponsored post, I am a Shop Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.*

The gift giving season is quickly upon us and that means shopping. Since having children I’ve always found them easy to please, of course they all want toys or games. What really makes buying gifts difficult is when you start purchasing for family and even friends. We try to rack our brains thinking what gift would fit them, or what can they use. These are questions you ask yourself standing in the store aisles that are never ending. You don’t want to be the person who gives the odd gift, but the person who gives the gift that you see makes the recipient happy to have received. I know at some point in our lives we have all received a gift or gifts that we didn’t like or want. I mean our parents have all bought us socks and underwear for Christmas. Even I know the disappointment in that because I watch it every year on my kids face when they receive such gifts from me or even from family members because I know they could use it. They may not want it but it is a must have for them and later on they give thanks.


Have you ever received a gift that you knew immediately that it wasn’t you or that you didn’t like it? Thankfully this year you can get what you asked for or like with the all new Win What You Want Sweepstakes from Shop Your Way. This holiday season Shop Your Way is giving millions of their members the chance to win what they want by creating a wishlist on Shop Your Way, then enter the Want it? Win It. Now! Sweepstakes and find out instantly if you’ve won what you want. The Win What You Want campaign runs now until 11/17. Participation is free. Just join the Shop Your Way community to get started and not only enter sweepstakes, but also receive digital coupons, special pricing and more. This is also a great way to set up catalogs to share with family and friends.

The boys have been asking for DVD’s to put in the car. I have tried several in the past and even received a set as a gift only for them not to work. I would really like to get them Sylvania Portable 9in Dual Screen DVD player ($186.87).

Or some things I have been wanting for myself but benefits everyone in the family.

LG Electronics Washer/Dryer Combo 4.3 DOE cu. ft. High-Efficiency All-in-One Washer and Electric Ventless Dryer ($1710)

Electrolux 30″ Induction Double-Oven Slide-In Electric Range ($3549)

This is just two of the items that I really want and are expensive. With Shop Your Way Win What You Want sweepstakes let’s you choose products ranging between $50-$150 that you could possibly win. Even though I did not win a item on my wishlist I did win points that I can use towards my next purchase. It’s still a win, win.

Don’t let those gifts get you this year, head over and enter the sweepstakes and get the gift you really want. Visit Also, check out my catalogs, you are sure to find something you love.

What is one item you would love to win?



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