When I think of gifts for 10 year old boys, I think of electronics, sports, science kits, anything funny, something magical, anything Fortnite (or Minecraft) or gaming.
I also think of toys for playing in the outdoors or maybe a good book to read on a lazy afternoon (or for no computer days!).
But my ideas are ONLY based on what I know of my own son. The tween boy you’re buying this present for may be very different from mine.
This list of gift ideas for 10 year old boys include different types of items to fit different interests and likes. This guide says it’s for boys but I know that girls love many of the stuff here too! So if you’re looking for the best gifts for 10 year old girls, you just might find one in here too!
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Top Picks For the Best Gifts For 10-Year-Old Boys
There are a lot of gift ideas on this page. However, some of the items on this list are more popular among our readers. ️
If you’re in a hurry, here’s a quick list of the top 10 gifts that readers regularly buy and gift their sons, nephews or grandsons. ️
Meccano Erector Robot Spider
A robot kit for a boy who is into electronics, robotics and playing with robots. Helps develop STEM skills. Once built, this Mecano Erector Robot spider turns into a toy with built-in interactive games. It’s also a fun toy that has built-in sensors so that it moves around the house (and even “attack” (water spray)).
RC Mini Drone Potensic Nano
A starter drone for kids. This Mini Drone Nano Quadcopter is small and easy to maneuver. It’s perfect for practicing indoors, if you have the space. But it’s also just as good for flying outdoors. It has a slow mode feature which makes it much easier for kids to handle.
ATM Savings Bank
Here’s one way to help you teach kids how to save money. This ATM savings bank manages kids money and works a lot like an ATM. Your child enters a card with his own 4-digit secret code to withdraw or deposit money.
Smartlab Toys Room Defender
A fun way for 10 year old boys to keep people out of their rooms! (after all, isn’t this about the time when they want to have a space all to themselves?). This SmartLab Toys Room Defender not just a toy. It also teaches programming skills when your child programs it to do the functions needed to “defend” his room. It can do things like ring a doorbell, sound an alarm, play a pre-recorded message and more..
littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
This is for kids who love Star Wars and electronics. First, they get to make their own Droid/R2D2 from “scratch”. And then, they can program it so they can control it as it moves around the house to do different actions like turn, fist bump, draw and more. Ten Year old boys love this littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Wham O Hamper Hoops
It’s a toy and your kids little helper — what a great organizational accessory for the bedroom. The Wham O Hamper Hoops may look like it’s only a basketball hoop but surprise! It is also laundry hamper. Finally, a fun way for kids to put their clothes in the laundry!
A fun “motivational” fiction book for kids which plants the seeds in their brain the value of exercise, courage, teamwork and discipline. The Warrior KId book even teaches them an easy way to memorize a list of things. Read the reviews and see how many children (and teens!) are inspired by this book.
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination
A product from Snap Circuits – a multi-awarded toy company that helps kids develop STEM skills. This 3d Illumination circuit set one has parts for making 3d structures. Some features that kids love are the light tunnels, projectors and sensing mirrors.
Maisto Rock Crawler Radio Control Vehicle
A durable well-made RC rock crawler for beginners. The Maisto Rock Crawler is a fun toy for kids to play with as it can climb over a lot of things. Even more fun if you buy two and he gets to share it with a sibling (or dad!)
National Geographic Microscope
Get your 10 year old boy interested in Science with this National Geographic microscope kit. This is a complete science kit. Apart from the microscope, it also comes with 50 accessories such as reusable blank slides, droppers, petri dish etc. It even comes with a vile of shrimp monkey eggs so your son can watch the eggs hatch!
KNEX Imagine Power and Play
A fun construction set for boys who like to build and make things. This KNEX Imagine Power and Play science toy is a step-up from the basic KNEX sets as this one includes a motor allowing older kids to build more advanced structures.
Cool Gifts For Boys Under $20
Led Bike Wheel Lights
This LED bike wheel lights are not only useful but also look very cool! A simple gift and yet one that will be appreciated by both parents and kids.
Choose from 6 different colors. You can also set it so that the lights are either always on or flashing.
For the boy who likes to ride his bike, give him this wheel lights to keep him safe when riding his bicycle in low light conditions.
Pie Face Russian Roulette Game
The Pie Face Russian Roulette is a fun game for kids and adults has been around for a while and if you haven’t got it yet, you should. This is a hilarious game that young boys can really get the kick out of. Just look at all the laughter that ensues in the video below. Clearly, the dad enjoys it just as much.
How does it work? It’s best to watch the video below to know all about it. It’s a very simple game but one that will have the whole family laughing in no time at all!
Premade Paper Airplanes
Here’s a way to make paper airplanes much easier. This book has 112 pages of the best paper airplane designs. Your child will learn how to make paper airplanes called the Stiletto, Galactica, Sting Ray and more.
Each page already has lines to follow so that your child can easily make the plane. Very fun to make and the whole family can join in the fun too!
Star Wars Slippers
How about these Star Wars slippers? They will surely come to good use. These slippers are available in different designs: Storm Trooper, Chewbacca, R2D2, and Darth Vader.
Anything related to Star Wars always goes down well for most boys this age. The good thing is that there are many Star Wars merchandise that your main problem is choosing which one to get.
These are popular items so if you’re interested in buying one, grab it before stocks run out.
Millennium Falcon Lamp
While we’re talking about Star Wars merch, here’s the Millennium Falcon Lamp.
How cool is this lamp for a boy’s bedroom? This brightens any kids room and it’s one bedroom accessory that a lot of kids are going to be proud of.
This unique lamp looks exactly like the Millennium Falcon with a nice 3d Glow. It gives out 7 different colors for a nice lovely light in the room.
If the Millennium Falcon is not quite what you had in mind, this lamp is available in other designs too like BB8 and Yoda. Check it out!
Gifts For 10 Year Old Boys Who Like Sports
Mini Basketball hoop
Take basketball inside with this SKLZ Mini Basketball hoop. I don’t know what you’ll think about having all the ball playtime inside the house (I know it’s broken a few things in mine!), but if you’re perfectly happy having a mini hoop inside the house, you’ll love this.
This is a well-made basketball hoop with a shatterproof backboard (not to mention at an affordable price!).
This can be easily assembled on to a door or the wall or in the garage if that’s where you prefer it. As you can see from the reviews, adults love this, too! Some even have it installed in their offices for downtime! How about that?
Franklin Sports Pitching Machine
Does your 10-year-old boy like baseball? This is the perfect gift for him. His very own pitching machine. Now he can play baseball any time he wants.
This highly-rated baseball pitching machine pitches a ball every 10 seconds. It even has a red light to show the pitching moment.
If you happen to have a dog who also wants playing balls, he’s going to want to play with this too.
Rock Climbing Holds For DIY Rock Wall
If you spend any time on Facebook or Pinterest, you’ve probably seen one of these climbing walls inside a kids bedroom. It’s an excellent idea. It’s a way for kids to exercise inside the house! It might even get them into rock climbing too.
If you have the space in the house and you have an active boy, he’s going to love this rock climbing holds for a birthday or Christmas gift.
Of course, you’re not just limited to installing this in the house. If you have a wall in the backyard, so much the better.
Books For 10 Year Old Boys
Get your 10-year-old reading with these books.
The Way Of The Warrior Kid
From Wimpy to warrior the Navy Seal Way. The Way Of The Warrior Kid is a novel that takes the fifth-grader Marc into a fun adventure. He’s the typical fifth-grade boy and his uncle is just about to train him to live life the Navy Seal way.
However, it’s not just a novel. It’s a motivational book for kids that takes them on a journey to learning how to love themselves and live life with a strong and positive outlook. It’s like Tony Robbins for young boys. 🙂
Big Book of How: A Time For Kids Books
An awesome book by the editors of Time Magazines, Time For Kids.
The Big Book of How is a collection of answers to the many How questions that kids (and adults have). The books are divided into different sections: Animals, The Human Body, Technology, Food and Green Living, Survival Preparedness, Sports, Building, Science, and More.
Some of the questions are How to make a survival kit, How do beavers build dams, how are 3d- movies made and how do beavers make a dam.
The same type of book is also available with different titles: The Big Book of Why and the Big Book of What.
For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever
The Biggest Baddest book Ever is one of those books that get 10-year old boys to have some serious fun.
This book includes a lot of different instructions for kids to do something daring, silly and maybe outrageous (hopefully without getting into trouble!)
It includes things like how to make fake blood, how to fight a shark, and how to fight off an alligator. But it also has information on things like Wonders of the World, Greatest Moments in Sports History and Things You Didn’t Know but Probably Should.
Electronic Gift Ideas / Science Gifts And Learning Toys
Here we feature two electronic gift ideas. If you are interested in buying these types of items, I suggest that you check out our list of award-winning Science kits for kids. This link gets you straight to the electronics section although I suggest you check out the rest of the page too for more learning kits for kids.
OWI Robotic Arm Edge
This is about the age when kids who are interested in electronics and robotics can be left alone to tinker and learn themselves. And this OWI Robotic Arm Edge is a good one for them to put together and learn more about robotics.
The finished “arm” is a toy that your child will very likely want to play with a lot. The gripper can pick up things (as heavy as 100g), has a wrist motion of 120 degrees and a base motion of 180 degrees.
Kamigami Terrix robot
The Kamigami Terrix Robot is much easier to put together than the Robotic ARm edge above, but it’s just as educational.
In fact, this robot is designed to teach kids not only to put them together but also how to program it. The robot itself is a work of art and engineering. Kids can also easily learn to program it by downloading an app. A smartphone is needed to control it.
National Geographic Dual microscope
The bestselling Dual Microscope by National Geographic makes for a perfect Science gift for 10-year-old boys. This has two eye-pieces with an interchangeable 10x and 25x magnification.
If you’re giving a birthday or Christmas gift to a boy who likes biology, bugs or anything science-related, have a look at this.
This also includes a few extra accessories like 10 prepared slides, storage containers and even a mini geode – a good starting set.
You can also check out the video review below
Looking to splurge on expensive gifts for your 10-year old boy? Here are a couple of suggestions
It’s a big present, but one that an active boy of this age is going to be playing on for a long time.
If you want your gamer-boy to get out of the house every now and then for a bit of fresh air and exercise, this is one way to get him out.
Skywalker trampolines are quite popular for home use. But if you also intend to have adults jumping on it, you might want to have a look at the trampolines that have at least 450 lbs weight limit.
Air Hockey Table
Not a cheap present by any means. But if you’re looking to add something new to your games room, this Monarch air hockey table is a great addition.
This is a well-made table that boys who love sports would love to play with. It’s a well-made table that’s kids can play with for many years. It has an electronic scoreboard and can be easily assembled, too. Very highly rated.
More Cool and Fun Gift Ideas For 10 Year Old Boys in 2018
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