Shopping for tween boys can be difficult, so we are here to help with this mega gift guide which will help you find something your ten year old is certain to love. You will find over 20 products to appeal to all different tastes, as well as some helpful tips and advice to help you find the perfect gift. Whether you are buying for Christmas, a birthday or any other special day, you are certain to find just what you are looking for here.
Top Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys
In this section of the review, you will find our top gifts for 10 year old boys this year. We have chosen over 20 great toys, games and gifts ranging from outdoor toys to strategy games and everything in between. No matter what your son is interested in, there is certain to be something he will love to unwrap here.
Totally Gross The Game Of Science
The Totally Gross game is a great gift for boys who love all things disgusting! It’s fun for the family to play together, and even parents are sure to learn something new. The game covers all areas of science from biology to geology, so no matter what kids are interested in there is sure to be something they’ll love. It also comes with a pot of slime which is perfect for boys! The science game involves answering questions as well as performing gross challenges, so the game is ideal for kids who don’t like sitting still for too long. It comes in a standard edition and a travel edition – perfect for vacations or saving space.
Walkarro Balance Stilts For Kids
The Walkaroo stilts are a great gift for boys who have everything. They are easy to use and have a curved handle to make climbing on and off easy. The stilts are adjustable in height, so kids can be between 10 – 15 inches off the ground. The feet of the stilts are non-marking so they can safely be used indoors without damaging the floor. They can also be used on a range of outdoor surfaces, including grass. The Walkaroo stilts are a unique gift which doesn’t involve technology – perfect for encouraging kids to be active.
Squashed 3D Strategy Board Game
Squashed is a unique board game which helps kids learn to play strategically. The rules of the game are easy to learn, and once you start playing it will keep everyone occupied for hours! The game is easy to tidy up as the game cube stores all of the pieces neatly inside. The aim of the game is to be the last pawn standing on the game board, by strategically eliminating opponents as you move around the board. The 3D game is unique, and is a great change for kids who are bored with the games they already have and is sure to be a welcome addition to a family games night.
Kids Sports Watch Waterproof
This kids waterproof watch is fully functional with loads of great features sure to please tween boys. It can be used to show the time and date as well as acting as an alarm clock and stopwatch. The watch face is backlit to allow the time to be checked easily in the dark. It’s also waterproof to a depth of 50m, so it doesn’t have to be removed for washing the hands. The kids watch comes in a choice of three different colors – either blue, black or red so there is something to suit all tastes.
LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave
This LEGO Minecraft set is great for boys who love both LEGO and Minecraft! It has over 200 pieces which can be used to build a cave complete with coal and gold and there are also 4 Minecraft figures included. This set is compatible with all other LEGO sets, so it can be combined with an existing collection for endless creative building fun. This building toy comes with loads of interactive features, which make it fun to play with after it has been built. There’s exploding TNT and falling gravel to keep unwanted visitors out of the cave! Kids will have hours of fun building and playing with this set. There are many more Minecraft LEGOs to choose from too, so why not start a new collection?
LEGO Creator 3 in 1 Drone Explorer Building Kit
The LEGO Creator Drone is a great building toy for 10 year olds. It has 100 pieces, so kids who are used to building LEGO should have no problem assembling this without help. The 3 in 1 kit can be used to build 3 different designs – a swamp boat, a drone explorer or a propeller plane. Kids will have hours of fun building and rebuilding the different models, and they’re fun to play with after building too. The pieces are compatible with other standard LEGO kits for endless building possibilities.
Table Top Robot
The 4M table top robot is a fun gift for 10 year olds who love new technology. First, kids must assemble the robot from the pieces included. Then, the crab robot will move around on its own, changing directions when it encounters an obstacle. All components and accessories are included, as are easy to follow instructions. All you need to add is a battery and a screwdriver. Ten year olds will have so much fun building their own robot, and will be proud to show off its tricks to family and friends. 4M have a range of great, educational toys so if your child isn’t into robots, you are sure to find something else to interest them.
Caster Board Razor
The Razor Ripstick is a great outdoor toy for adventurous boys who love a new challenge. It functions somewhat like a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard, and is extremely fun to ride! The Ripstick is designed to carry riders weighing up to 220 pounds, so your 10 year old will get years of fun with it and mom and dad can even have a go too! The deck has spiked traction pads for easy grip and the center is made from aircraft-grade aluminum for better grinding. The urethane wheels have high quality bearings to ensure a smooth and comfortable ride every time.
SE Bikes So Cal Flier
This SE Bikes 24 inch boys bike is a great choice for 10 year olds who need to upgrade their bike. The bike is stylish and also has some great features to make riding it enjoyable and comfortable. It comes with a themed pad set and landing gear fork and is equally great for riding around the city or doing wheelies! The size of the bike is perfect for older children and it will last into the teenage years too. Kids will have hours of fun keeping active and playing outdoors with this practical and stylish bike.
Large Robot Toy With Remote Control
This RC robot toy is an excellent gift for boys and is sure to keep them entertained for hours. It can be programmed to remember up to 50 movements and can even dance! The robot can move forwards, backwards, left and right and can either walk or ‘drive’. It features LED eyes and can even shoot darts into the air. The remote control robot also features sounds and has a control range of over 25 feet. The toy takes just over 2 hours to fully charge, which will then give around 20 minutes of play time. This is a great gift for any time of year – boys will love showing it off to their friends at a birthday party or family at a Christmas gathering.
Remote Control Car For Kids
This RC flip car is a great gift for boys who love RC toys and are looking for something a little different. The car can move in all directions and even perform 360 degree flips. The wheels twist and turn in different directions so boys will love showing off the car’s stunts to their friends! The twisting wheels means the car can continue driving no matter how it lands from a trick. The battery takes only an hour to charge, which will then give around 20 minutes of play time.
Electronic Playground For Kids
The electronic playground is a great STEM toy for kids who are interested in electronics and physics. It comes with a board and several wires as well as instructions to create 50 fun projects. Examples include a lamp, an alarm, a radio and even a metal detector. Kids will have hours of fun working through the projects, and they can also read the instruction book to find out why the results are the way they are. There’s even a quiz to take to test what has been learned.
Mega Construction Engineering Set For Kids
This construction toy is great for older boys who love building LEGO and are looking for something different. It can be used to build 100 different motorized models from racecars and motorbikes to dinosaurs. The kit contains over 200 pieces which snap together easily, meaning changing your model into something else is easy. There is a battery powered motor included which makes the models move in forwards or reverse – much more fun than other building toys!
Rechargeable Electric Scooter For Boys
This rechargeable scooter is a great gift for boys – it’s a fun way to get them playing outdoors and away from their screens! The scooter can reach an impressive maximum speed of 10 mph and can travel 6 miles on a single charge. The throttle is easily controlled using the thumb and the rear brake is operated using a hand lever which gives fast and safe stopping. There is a small kickstand for when the scooter is not in use so it won’t be left lying across the floor. The electric scooter even features LED lights to ensure kids are visible when they are riding.
Googly Eyes Game
The Googly Eyes board game is a fun family game which is perfect for large groups as well as individual players. Between 4 – 16 people can take part, so this is the perfect gift for a 10 year old’s birthday if he is having a big party. The game would also be great fun for families to enjoy together at Christmas. The game involves putting on vision-altering goggles and attempting to draw whilst other players try to guess what it is you’ve drawn. Think of this game like Pictionary with a new twist! The rules are easy to follow and fast to learn, which is why this is such a great party game.
Mastermind Puzzles And Tests For Kids
National Geographic kids books offer fun yet very educational reading for older kids. This book is filled with over 100 different puzzles and tests to entertain your child and help them become a genius! The Nat Geo Kids book is perfect for keeping children entertained over Christmas, and they will love to show off their new knowledge when they go back to school. The book is full with fascinating facts about a range of topics, so no matter what area your child is most interested in, there is sure to be something to appeal to them in this book.
Telescope With Backpack For Kids
This Landove telescope is an amazing gift for boys who are interested in space. It’s perfect for kids, as it comes with a smartphone adapter, which means the phone can be placed at the end of the eyepiece to take a photograph of what can be seen through the microscope. The telescope for kids comes with a tripod to keep it stable when viewing. There is also a handy backpack included which can neatly fit all of the components and accessories inside. Kids will love being able to take their telescope out with them to see the sky from different locations. This is a really unique gift which is ideal for kids who already have everything and are looking for something a little bit different and special.
N-Strike Elite Disruptor
The Nerf Disruptor can fire darts up to 90 feet – an impressive range which is sure to help kids win their next Nerf battle! It features a 6-dart rotating drum with quick draw blaster for rapid firing. The Nerf Elite Disruptor has an easy to pull trigger and is compatible with all Nerf darts. Loading the gun is fast and easy – no more wasting valuable time in the middle of a battle! We recommend buying several of these guns – they are inexpensive and boys will have so much fun using them with friends or even with dad! It’s a great way to help keep older kids active too.
Glow in The Dark Slime Lab Science Kit
The Slime Lab science kit is a fun STEM activity for boys who love slime and other gross things typically enjoyed by boys! It comes with over 30 tools and ingredients which can be used to perform around 20 different experiments. Kids can make loads of fun and gross things such as glowing dough and sticky fish as well as luminescent blood. There are highly detailed, easy-to-follow instructions included, so ten year olds might be able to work through some or most of the experiments without help. They will love to show and tell you what they have learned, and it will help encourage them to take more of an interest in science class. This kids science kit might even give your child a great idea for their next science fair project.
Kids Walkie Talkies
These camo walkie talkies are ideal for boys who enjoy playing and exploring outdoors. The impressive 3 mile range means they are perfect for keeping in touch when on a camping or hiking trip, and the 22 channels means you will always be within reach. The two way radios also come with a pair of binoculars which makes exploring outdoors even more fun and exciting – kids can look for different types of birds and animals. Even when it’s raining, kids will have fun talking to their friends via their radio set around the house. It makes a nice change from constantly texting!
Dinosaur Pajamas For Kids
Pajamas make a great gift at Christmas, and this long sleeved set is the perfect choice for the cold winter months. They feature a fun dinosaur print, although they come in a choice of other designs if dinosaurs are not your child’s interest. The dinosaur pajamas are made from 100% cotton, so they won’t cause skin irritation and are warm and comfortable. The cuffed wrists and ankles will help prevent the pajamas from riding up during sleep, ensuring your child stays warm even if they like to wriggle around a lot in the night!
How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Present for a Boy Aged 10
Ten year old boys generally still love Christmas although it is unlikely they believe in Father Christmas. At this age, they will probably have a good idea of what they would like for Christmas although they might not have much of a concept of the budget! Tween boys love fitting in with their friends, so try asking what their friends’ parents what they will be getting for Christmas. Any of the toys reviewed here would be great for Christmas. Pajamas and board games are popular at this time of year – games are great for family gatherings!
Types of Birthday Gift Which are Ideal for 10 Yr Old Boys
Again, any of these gifts above would be perfect to give a ten year old boy on his birthday. If he has a birthday in the warmer months, a new outdoor toy such as a bike or scooter is a great choice. For winter birthdays, LEGO kits and STEM games are popular – they keep kids busy indoors so they won’t complain about the poor weather. Board games are great for birthdays as kids can play them together at the party.
Considerations When Buying a Gift for 10 Year Olds
Because 10 year olds have a strong desire to fit in with their friends, it’s important to choose a gift which is age-appropriate. Anything too childish might embarrass them in front of their friends. However, remember your ten year old is still a child and not yet a teenager, so he shouldn’t be given things like video games aimed at those over the age of 15 or 18 years old. Try and choose something which will keep the child occupied for a long time – 10 year olds tend to have good attention spans so should be able to sit and build a LEGO set or play a board game and enjoy doing so.