We know that shopping for 11 year old boys can be a huge challenge – they usually have everything and want nothing! Nonetheless, we have come up with a list of over 20 great gifts they are sure to love no matter what they are interested in or what they already have. Many 11 year old boys enjoy playing video games and texting their friends, so we have chosen gifts here which will get them interacting with friends and family, as well as gifts which are practical and useful.
Our 21 Gift Ideas for Boys Aged 11
In this section, you will find our picks of over 20 great gift ideas for 11 year old boys. Regardless of your son’s interests or the occasion you are buying for, you are sure to find something here that he will love.
Doninkit Magnetic Dart Board
This magnetic dart board is a lot of fun for boys! Unlike regular darts, these magnetic ones won’t leave any marks on the wall should they miss their target. There are six darts included, three each of yellow and red, meaning two players can go head to head. It comes with a hook meaning it can easily be hung in any room. Playing darts is a fun change from board games when it comes to family game night. It’s also a good way to develop co-ordination in a way which is fun. The darts and board are made from high-quality materials and are virtually indestructible.
Self Driving Robot Kit
This robot building kit is a great gift for boys who are into STEM learning and robotics. The kit can be used to build and program robots and watch them come to life! There are over 400 parts included, so the robot can be built and rebuilt into a variety of different designs. No prior experience is necessary as the compatible app has detailed instructions to help kids learn and develop their knowledge. The robot takes a few hours to assemble, and it will provide years of educational fun!
Gravity Defying RC Car
This remote control car is a great gift for boys who love playing with fun toys! It can be used to climb walls and can even drive on the ceiling! It comes in a choice of four different colors, so you are sure to find something he will love. The car can spin 360 degrees, and it has headlights and taillights so drivers can easily tell which way around it is. There is a USB charger included, so it won’t take long before the car is ready to race. It works well on a variety of surfaces, including glass, and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
PACKGOUT Remote Control Building Kits
This build your own RC car is a great gift for boys who love remote controlled vehicles and are looking for something a little bit different. Before the tank can be driven, it first needs to be assembled. 11 year olds should be able to build it without too much difficulty, and will have fun doing so. After assembly, it can be driven in forwards and reverse as well as turning left and right. Boys could even experiment with building it in different ways. The tank can operate on two different channels, so it’s perfect for siblings or friends to get one each and race and play together.
Ball Pitching Machine
This automatic pitching machine is a great gift for boys who love playing sports. It can be used to pitch balls for either tennis or baseball at a distance of approximately 12-14 feet. This is a great product for boys who enjoy practicing sports but don’t always have someone to play with. They can practice their accuracy by adjusting the machine to one of four different angles. The set comes with a baseball bat, tennis racquet and 6 balls as shown, so kids can start playing straight away! There is a delay of around 7 seconds between each ball being pitched so there’s time to get ready for the next shot.
Djubi Classic – The Game of Catch
Djubi is a fun outdoor game which is a twist on the game of catch. The game involves hooking the elastic band on the ball to the launch hook on your racquet – once released the ball will fly up to 100 feet! The other player then has to attempt to catch it in their net. The ball also floats, so it’s fun to play in the pool too. The game is great for getting your child playing outdoors, away from their screens and gadgets. It’s perfect for a summer party – you can buy multiple sets to allow bigger groups to play together too.
These binoculars are the ideal gift for boys who love spending time outdoors. If the family is keen on hiking and camping, binoculars are perfect for helping your tween son enjoy the experience more. These ones offer an impressive 10x magnification and the 42mm lens offers a wide field of view. They offer a bright and clear image, and come with many user-friendly features. The binoculars are waterproof and fog-proof, so they can be used in all weather conditions without issue.
Sports Comforter and Sheet Set
This sports-themed bedding set is a great gift for boys who are big sports fans. It is perfect if your son wants to change the decor in his room. The comforter set is made from 100% microfiber, so it is soft and comfortable. Parents will be glad to know it’s also machine washable. The full 7 piece set comes with everything necessary to give your son’s bed a full makeover – he is sure to love the sports design and the color scheme.
EZGoal Hockey Folding Pro Goal
This pro style hockey goal is the ideal gift for boys who love playing the sport. It’s perfect if they have outgrown a kid’s hockey set they might have had before. The goal comes with a 10′ x 6′ backstop to rebound pucks and prevent damage. It is a full regulation-sized goal, yet it features a mechanism which allows it to fold flat for easy storage. Parents will love how easy the goal is to set up, so boys can start playing straight away.
EzyRoller – Classic Ride On
The EzyRoller is a fun ride on toy for kids of all ages! It is a great change for kids who are bored with their bike or scooter and are looking for something a little different. Again, this is a great toy for encouraging kids to be active instead of playing video games or watching tv all day. It comes in a good choice of colors, so there will be something to suit all tastes. The foot bar can be adjusted to fit different heights, and the toy can hold weights of up to 150 pounds. The ride on moves by alternating movements on the foot bar – it’s easy to get the hang of and kids will love riding around in style!
The Maze Runner Series
The Maze Runner series is an excellent young adult fiction series, perfect for 11 year old boys. This boxed set contains books 1 – 4, so it is sure to keep your son hooked for a while. The books are also the basis of a film series. So, if he has watched and enjoyed the films, the books are sure to be well-received. Just like the films, the books are action-packed so are perfect for keeping tweens engaged.
The Ozobot Evo is a great STEM toy for tween boys. The robot comes assembled and ready to start coding, and there are two ways to do this. You can use either the online editor, or go screen-free and use the colored markers. The robot grows with your child as they learn – they can track their skills and find creative ideas to try out in the app. Kids will have endless fun with this amazing, educational toy. It is sure to keep them engaged for hours.
LEGO NINJAGO Masters of Spinjitzu Building Set
This LEGO Ninjago building set is perfect for fans of the Ninjago series and movie. It comes with just under 500 pieces, so building it is sure to keep them busy for a while. The buildable dragon is fully posable, including opening jaws. It also comes with a stud-shooter and a swinging tail. This means kids will have a ton of fun playing with the model after they’ve finished building it. Also included are four minifigures, included Jay and Zane the ninjas. The model would look great on display in your son’s bedroom once it’s built, too.
Simbans – Kids STEM Educational DIY Building Kit
This STEM building toy offers fun and varied options with the 148 included pieces. It comes with step-by-step instructions showing how to build the five models shown above. Of course, kids can also let their imagination loose and build anything they choose. Unlike many other building toys, this one actually requires the use of toy tools to put the pieces together. The building kit is great for boys to share with friends or siblings. Working together to build bigger and better models is a great way to improve teamwork skills!
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Ultimate Construction Engineering Set
This is another great construction set for older boys. It comes from the highly respected National Geographic, so you can be sure it is great quality, fun and also educational. This kit includes over 200 building pieces, including a motor. This means that models, whether it’s a dinosaur, helicopter or a motorcycle, can be brought to life. The pieces snap-fit together easily, so models can be built and changed quickly. There is even a tool included to make disassembly easier.
Smart Wristband with Fitness Tracker
This smart watch for teens can be connected to various social media accounts to inform the wearer when they have a new message. It’s also ideal for fitness tracking. When the watch detects no movement has been made for a while, it will vibrate to let the wearer know it’s time to get up and take some exercise. So, it’s a great gift for boys who spend too long sitting in front of a screen! The fitness watch also comes with a sleep tracker function which is important for tweens and teens. This allows them to monitor their habits and check they are getting enough deep sleep. This smartwatch comes in at a very reasonable price, which is why it is ideal for children.
How To be a Math Genius Book
This book is simply perfect for any 10 – 17 year old who struggles with math. It makes the subject exciting, and makes kids want to learn more about math. Not only does this book cover math, it also includes tips on science projects. This helps kids see the link between the two subjects. The book contains puzzles to try, as well as fascinating facts on the history of math and math geniuses as well as interesting stats. It also aims to show how math is used on a day-to-day basis, helping bring the things your child learns in the classroom into real-world situations.
Totally Gross: The Game of Science
This science game is great for boys who are interested in science, yet also love all things gross – as most boys do! The game is great fun, it’s educational yet also designed to appeal to kids this age and get them really interested. Included with this game are 140 question cards and 50 gross-out challenge cards. So, this game has a high replay value. It also comes with a tub of slime – sure to delight 11 year old boys! The topics covered in the game include all areas of science; biology, chemistry, geography and many more.
National Geographic Dual LED Student Microscope
This National Geographic microscope is a great, educational gift for those who are interested in science. The microscope offers two different functions – it can be used to look at slides, and can also be used to closely examine 3D objects. It comes with some ready-made slides to inspect, as well as blank slides for your child to prepare themselves. In fact, this comprehensive kit comes with over 50 accessories in total – it is the perfect starter kit. There is also a bonus activity included which allows kids to hatch their own brine shrimp and track it’s life cycle.
Slot Car Racing Track Set
This slot car racing track glows in the dark, so it is great fun to use at night! The track twists and bends and even rolls up for easy storage. There are many possible track configurations, which means endless fun will be had with this toy. The 360 pieces includes bridges and ramps – there really are hundreds of different layouts. Everything can be easily packed up, making this a great toy for taking to friends’ or families’ houses.
Infrared Laser Tag Blasters and Vests
This set of 4 laser tag guns turns any home or backyard into the perfect laser tag arena! They come with some amazing features, including target vests, night-vision light and invisibility mode. Players can choose from one of four different weapons with these guns, each offering a different number of shots. By adding more sets, an unlimited number of players can join in. There is a 150 feet shooting range and a 2 hour play time, meaning this set is extremely versatile. The guns even feature vibrations and human voice prompts. This laser tag set is full of impressive features and is sure to provide immense fun for all the family.
How to Find a Christmas Gift for 11 Year Old Boys
Christmas is a special time of year for the whole family, although your tween boy might be less interested at age 11 than he was in previous years. For Christmas, it might be a good idea to get your 11 year old a game which can be enjoyed by the whole family together. We love the laser tag guns for getting the whole family spending quality time bonding together.
What to Buy the 11 Year Old Who Has Everything
Many 11 year old boys have everything they could ever want or need, so buying them a great gift can be difficult. In this case, it might be helpful to buy them something practical like a new jumper or some pajamas. Something educational is also a great idea, such as STEM toys and games or the microscope reviewed above. Sometimes, it is best to let your 11 year old choose some of his own gifts, although it is still nice for him to have a few surprises to unwrap.
Considerations When Shopping for Boys Aged 11
There are a few things worth thinking about when shopping for gifts for tween boys. You should ensure you choose something based on their interests, and something which is suitable for their age and level of maturity. Perhaps ask what their friends have or are interested in, as tweens like fitting in with their friends.