This holiday season many Americans are looking for ways to cut their Christmas spending due to the state of the economy.But how can you cut costs this Christmas without looking cheap? That part is surprisingly easy, as there are a number of inexpensive Christmas gifts for boys that are on this seasons Hot Christmas Toy list for 2009.
In fact,all five of my favorite Christmas gifts for boys this year cost less than $15.00 each making them a perfect present for someone who is one a budget.
Zhu Zhu Pet
This interactive little hamster is one of the seasons hottest toys. Each hamster has its own personality and sounds. In the loving Mode you can pet them and listen to the sweet sounds they make. Switch to the Explore mode and they scoot across the floor. You can also purchase lots of accessories for them such as a house, car, Hamster ball and bed. Zhu Zhu pets are the next best thing to owning a real hamster and you won’t have to nag your kids to feed it.
Stores are having a hard time keeping them in stock though so you will have to be diligent in your search to find a Zhu Zhu pet. One of the reasons maybe its cheap price. Walmart www.walmart.com has them listed for only $8.00 each although on Ebay they are going for as high as $35.00 each.
Micromites Miniature Remote Control Car
These mini remote control cars are the perfect gift for a boy who likes playing with and racing cars plus they are small enough to take anywhere.
Only 1/64 in scale they measure a little under three inches long but don’t be fooled by their small size these little cars can go pretty fast.They feature a full function remote control and have a very quick charging time.
The cost is $12.95 and they come in assorted sizes and colors. You can purchase them on line at www.scientificsonline.com
Hexbugs are tiny robotic insect looking creatures that move around obstacles and respond to loud sounds. Nanos behave like real bugs and will flip themselves over if they are placed on their backs Boys will love playing with them and watching them race around in their habitat which must be purchased separately. Even more fun Nanos can be registered on line to earn points, play games, earn status and learn scientific facts
The Hexbug Robot predecessor of the Nano, was an Oppenheim Platinum Award Winner and iParenting Award Winner.
You can purchase both the Hexbug Nano and The Hexbug Robot at Toys R Us www.toysrus.com from $7.99 -$9.99
These are a classic gift for any boy who loves to build and imagine. While most Lego sets can be quite expensive I found a starter tub of Legos with 221 bricks on sale for $12.99 at Target www.target.com . The regular price is $14.99
I also found a number of sets for building specific Lego vehicles such as Helicopters, Race car sets, Tow trucks and Front End Loaders all for under 15.00 at Walmart www.walmart.com
Is it a slingshot or is it a parachute? Neither, its a slingchute. This ingenious toy is a parachute that you fold up and launch using a slingshot.This 32 inch parachute toy is a perfect Christmas gift for boys aged 8 and up who love things that fly and shoot. They’ll have hours of fun playing outdoors with this great toy and you’ll have no toys to trip over.
The slingshot retails for $14.95 and can be purchased on line at www.chinaberry.com
Any of these budget friendly top five hot toys for boys are sure to bring smile to the face of any boy who receives them as a gift and a smile to yours when you realize how much money you saved with these inexpensive gift ideas that don’t look cheap.