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Need some cool gift ideas for my four year old nephew...

So I am going out of town next week to visit family, and I have a nephew is just about to turn four years old. Haven't seen him in a few years, and I want to surprise him with some really cool gift.

Anyone with kids or nephews have any suggestions?
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A muzzle.
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Re: Need some cool gift ideas for my four year old nephew...

Kids love Frozen, even boys.

Star Wars is also a winner at that age.

Get him drums if you hate his parents.
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I got this for my four year old niece and she absolutely loves it:

https://www.amazon.com/Peaceable-Kingdom-Award-Winning-Cooperative/dp/B004HVKAAI

My brother loves it too because a) it means he doesn't have to play chutes and ladders yet again, and b) because it's cooperative, my niece takes losing a lot better, which means she's actually learning sportsmanship and he gets to actually play with her instead of pretending to play and letting her win.
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A Tonka truck.

https://www.amazon.com/Tonka-Classic.../dp/B000PEHDFG
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And then the inevitable...



How to Fix a Slinky
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I got this for my four year old niece and she absolutely loves it:

https://www.amazon.com/Peaceable-Kin.../dp/B004HVKAAI

My brother loves it too because a) it means he doesn't have to play chutes and ladders yet again, and b) because it's cooperative, my niece takes losing a lot better, which means she's actually learning sportsmanship and he gets to actually play with her instead of pretending to play and letting her win.
Along the same lines there's a game called Splish Splash. When my kids were around 4 we gave it as a gift to every party we were invited to. Simple little board game that encourages taking turns and sharing so there's not a bunch of competitive shit they can't handle at that age.

Then next year, for his fifth birthday, Risk!

Also, Duplo Lego blocks, Thomas the Tank Engine, Matchbox/Hotwheels
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And then the inevitable...

How to Fix a Slinky
Just give her the image of an always-moving Slinky.
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We never did crack that particular nut, did we?
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^^^^ I forgot about that.
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If anyone could figure out what that does, it would be a four-year old.
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Re: Need some cool gift ideas for my four year old nephew...

Nerf guns or any of the nerf weapons and or anything Star Wars or Super Hero.
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Our two- and four-year-old daughters love The Okee Dokee Brothers. Their CD/DVD sets are great for kids and they have real musical talent (they won a Grammy a few years back). The live shows are great; kids get a chance to come up and dance and sing with the band. Joe and Justin sing about camping, canoeing, tall tales, adventures in the great outdoors, being a cowboy, hiking in the mountains, and so on, complete with a few references to Luke Skywalker, Odysseus, and even being an unemployed millennial in the midst of the housing crisis (comes off lighter / funnier than it sounds!). Great stuff. Plus, the CD comes with a DVD film of them going on a trip (canoeing, hiking, ranching) and writing the songs, so it's part documentary, part music video, part video blog/journal. Excellent music that he'll enjoy and his parents won't mind, may even like themselves.

Volume 1 - Can You Canoe? A Mississippi River Adventure Album
Vol. 2 - Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure Album
Vol. 3 - Saddle Up! A Western Adventure Album

Here are a few videos:
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If you're looking for something to get him long term, I suggest starting a collection of the Funko Pop bobbleheads. My 5 and 11 year old boys LOVE them (and I do as well). They're cheap and there's a HUGE selection of them. You'll have birthdays and Christmas' and any other gift giving holiday already figured out for the next 10 years, if not more.
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How about something like a stomp rocket? You stomp on a plastic pump and it shoots a small rocket/glider into the air.
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Re: Need some cool gift ideas for my four year old nephew...

spoilerized for size...

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I think I got a record player for my 4th birthday! That's what I'd buy a 4-year old now.
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Legos (or maybe Duplos since he's only 4)
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I'm pretty sure I started mine out on LEGO around age 4. I guess it depends on the kid. If he has a habit of putting things in his mouth, stick with Duplo.
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I think I got a record player for my 4th birthday! That's what I'd buy a 4-year old now.
Then you are a horrible gift giver.

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