Best Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys
Looking for great gifts for 10 year old boys? How about gifts for tween boys? This list is full of the best gift ideas for boys ages 9-12 and includes tons of ideas for sports lovers, music lovers, and of course plenty of STEM and educational gifts too!
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Gifts for Tween Boys
I asked my email subscribers who the hardest people to shop for were and one of the answers I got over and over again were tween boys (ages 9-12). Not girls but tween boys.
They may not have necessarily called them tween boys but people asked for gifts for 10 year old boys, 11 year old boys, and even 12 year old boys.
I don’t have tween boys yet nor do I know much about what to get tween boys. I mean I’m pretty sure any kid would love this monthly adventure box , but I don’t have tween boys so not 100% sure.
Luckily I have a brother who does. So I asked my sister-in-law to put together a list of the best gifts for tween boys, mostly based on her own sons’ Christmas wish lists! She put this list together when her boys were 9 and 11 and many of the items on the list are things that they use and love.
Since her boys were 9 and 11, I’m just going to go right in the middle and call these gifts for 10 year old boys. They’d work great for 9, 10, 11, and 12 year old boys as well.
My number one gift for kids of any age is one of these experience gifts for kids but if you’re going to buy something tangible, these gift ideas are great too!
40+ Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys
I’m always looking for more ideas so if you have boys around this age and there’s a gift that should be on this list, leave me a comment and I’ll check it out! But for now, here are 25 great gift idea for 10 year old boys!
I’ve broken it out into a couple of different categories. If you know the interests of the tween boys you’re shopping for feel free to skip through to the section that fits them best! If not, there are good ideas in each of the categories!
Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys Who Love SportsBasketball Hoop If you don't have on already, a basketball hoop is always a good option for boys who love sports. Not only is it great for practicing their shot, but it's a great excuse for friends to come over and play. Check it out! Portable Soccer Goal A portable and lightweight option that can be setup and moved around easily. It's a great option for getting a little practice in but easy enough to move if they want to play at the park with friends. Check it out! Baseball Net If you have baseball lover in the family, this net is a must. You can do soft toss into it for pitching practice and there's a pocket in the middle to catch the balls, not just bounce it back. Check it out! Junior Kids Golf Club Set If the boy loves to golf, a junior set of clubs would be the perfect gift so he can go along with the older men when they go golfing! Check it out! Magnetic Dart Board Whether they're athletic or not, this magnetic dart board is a fun gift to add to their hangout space. I love that it's magnetic so there's less chance of darts injuring another person! Check it out! A Ball This seems pretty straightforward but if they like sports, a nice ball for their favorite sport is always a good gift. If they're a basketball fan, this Spalding TF-250 is a good choice.
If they like soccer, get a soccer ball. Volleyball - a volleyball. You get the idea! Check it out! Spike Ball Spike Ball is one of our personal favorite outdoor games and the 9 and 11 year old boys are pros at it! This would be a great gift for anyone who likes to be active and enjoys sports. Check it out! Fan Gear Does that 10 year old boy have a favorite sports team? Fan gear like hoodies or hats make great gifts, especially if you personalize it with their favorite player's number! Even better if you can get tickets to see his favorite team and put them inside. Check it out!
Video Game Gift Ideas for 10 Year Old BoysX-Box One Boys love their video game time because it helps them to relax and unwind. The X-Box One is totally digital meaning no discs to lose and the boys can play games online with their friends. Check it out! Nintendo Switch One of the coolest things about the Nintendo Switch is that it can go with you wherever you go. So if you travel a lot, the Switch can go in the car or on the airplane with you. You can also synch up to friends' Nintendo Switches and play together! Check it out! X-Box Kinect Boys already have an X-Box? Get them a Kinect to make it even more fun with the connected movement. Makes sports games, shooting games, dance games, etc. way more fun! Check it out! Lounge Chair A gaming chair is a must for kids who like to play video games. This lounge chair is soft enough that it's comfortable for sitting in after a long day of hard chairs at school. This one is also a sleeper recliner chair so perfect for using if your boys are having friends sleepover. Check it out! Laser Tag Set It's like a game of laser tag right in your very home and unlike Nerf guns, you don't have to go pick up all of the bullets and put them back in! This at home laser tag set is one that will have boys running around playing for hours at a time. Check it out!
Fun Educational Gifts for 10 Year Old BoysDroid Inventor Kit If you are buying for a Star Wars fan, there is nothing cooler than this Droid Inventor Kit from LittleBits. You not only get to build your very own Droid, you get to add in the sounds and stickers to make it sound like your favorite Star Wars droids too! Check it out! Tinkering Labs Electric Motor Catalyst Kit This STEM based kit focuses on teaching problem-solving abilities while still encouraging creativity and fun within engineering. I've personally tried this kit out and it was a lot of fun and easy enough that my 6-year-old could use but fun enough that even teenagers were getting into the challenges. Check it out! LEGO Sets I don't know when boys get sick of LEGOs but a more complicated LEGO set is always a good idea for tween boys. Pick out one that matches his interests or a popular movie (e.g., Jurassic World, Avengers) and that has enough pieces to keep him busy for a while. He'll love putting the complicated set together. Check it out! Snap Circuits Kit A fun educational STEM set is always a good choice and this classic circuits kit comes with 60 pieces and 300 different STEM type projects to complete. Check it out! Model Rockets Boys can build these model rockets then actually shoot them off! It's a fun and educational activity that ends with a blast off! Check it out! Jigsaw Puzzle If you know the boys like puzzles and games, get them a challenging one that they can work on with their friends. Five hundred to thousand piece options with a puzzle that matches their interest is best. Check it out! Crystal Growing Experiment There are plenty of options out there for budding scientists but this crystal growing experiment one is especially fun because it comes with various colors and options. Perfect for a little science lover. Check it out! Pencil Paper Draw Books If you're buying for a budding artist, the Steve Harpster drawing books are the best. He does a great job with step by step instructions for drawing everything from animals to sharks and even fantasy creatures and dinosaurs! Check it out!
Tech Gifts Ideas for 10 Year Old BoysFire Tablet A Fire Tablet is a great starter tablet for tweens! They can use them for homework, reading, playing games, and more. And they're affordable enough that if they get broken, it's not the end of the world. Check it out! Echo Dot Kids Edition The Kids Edition of the popular Echo Dot is set up specifically for kids to use. Great for playing music, playing games, and just relaxing with a few jokes (Alexa tells great jokes). And you can be comfortable knowing that no matter what they're doing with it, they're only getting family-friendly content you're comfortable with. Check it out! Affordable Smart Watch This is the actual watch my 11 year old nephew has, and he loves it because he gets to see how much he's moved during the day and how well he slept at night. It's also durable and good for setting timers for things like homework, time playing video games, etc. Check it out! A Hoverboard A toy that any tween boy would love! Check it out! Remote Control Drone I haven't met a boy who doesn't like things that fly and go fast. A remote control drone fits that bill and would make a great gift for any tween boys you know. Check it out!
Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys Who Love MusicUkulele Starter Kit This ukulele starter kit gives boys the chance to create their very own music. It's easy to use and comes with a padded traveling case for storage or travel. Check it out! iPod Nano If they don't have a phone to store music yet, an iPod Nano is a great gift option. If they love music the iPod lets them take that music with them wherever they go. It's small, portable, and produces great sound. Check it out! BestGot Over the Ear Headphones My sister-in-law said that she's tried out a ton of different types of headphones and these ones in particular are the best they've tried. There's a volume control on the headset and they fold up and fit into the included bag for easy travel. Check it out! Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Whether it's for listening to music out by the basketball hoop or with their friends in their hang out space, a bluetooth speaker is a must. Check it out!
Stocking Stuffers for 10 Year Old Boys
And if you need a few more affordable options, these stocking stuffers make great gifts for tween boys!
- Bean Boozled Jelly Beans – kids love watching other kids get the nasty ones
- Crazy Aarons Hypercolor Putty – This putty changes colors as you play with it, and it’s just a lot of fun.
- Jokes for Kids Books – who doesn’t love jokes?
- Pokemon Cards – with the release of Detective Pikachu this year, Pokemon is back in a big way and Pokemon cards are always a hit
- Galactic Glitter Slime Kit – any slime kit really would work but this is one of my nephew’s favorites
- 2×2 Rubik’s Cube – a less intense version of the popular 2×2 Rubix Cube
- Llama Drama card game – a simple but fun card game that’s easy for tween boys to pick up
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