As your kiddos quickly approach their pre-teen and teen years, you will come to find the picking out a gift for them gets way harder. By age 10, there are not very many “toys” left to surprise them with. It’s a bit of a weird in-between phase. They need a little more substance than the simple easy gift ideas! However, they still love to play and as someone who cares about them you want to provide them with toys that help them grow specific skills or just simply help them grow as a person. We have pulled together some of the very best toys and things you can gift your 10 year old boy in this in-between stage!
Best Toys for 10 Year Old Boys
What 10 year old doesn’t want to be the next great inventor? Give them all the tools they need to explore and create with this kit. We love that’s it’s very open-ended. This is the stage they start to start figuring things out on their own and move away from guided activities.
This one is for all the long-time dinosaur lovers. With this kit, your ten year old will be able to dig up 3 real dinosaur fossils as they follow along in the learning guide. How cool does that sound? Of course, it will benefit your child by teaching them many aspects of general science as well.
Your 10 year old boy will probably think this is better than any toy you could come up with. Little boys specialize in making everything into a game, and with this hamper hoop, you’ll be ahead of the curve in making laundry a game too. This hamper hoop is both the hoop and the laundry bag, which easily detach from each other when it’s time to head to the laundry room. This age is really fun for gift-giving in the fact that they begin to appreciate the more practical things, making this hoop something that actually puts a smile on their face.
There are never too many games in the board game cupboard because there’s no such thing as too many family game nights. It’s one of our absolutely favorite ways to bond with our kiddos. The point of this game is too match the robot heads to their bodies. It’s really fast-paced but simple enough for a 10 year old to fully understand and get competitive with.
If a robot board game isn’t what you’re looking for, maybe you’ll like the idea of getting them a real robot instead. They will get to build it themselves and can choose from over 3 forms like a surfer or a dog with 14 different modes. One of the coolest things is that it’s solar-powered, introducing this technology to your child very early on and in a cool fun way.
There are 10 year old foodies out there, and this is the perfect gift for them! Forget plates, you can choose from a couple of different types of dinosaurs to place your tacos into at the dinner table instead. This will make taco Tuesday even more fun every week. They can also use it for waffles, toast, or sandwiches.
Thankfully your little guy isn’t old enough to drive at 10, but he’s just the right edge to enjoy a controllable RCV. This one is built specifically to drive off-road on the most rugged terrain in the neighborhood. It has a really cool monster truck look with huge wheels that have ultra grip. It allows for 3 radio-controlled vehicles to be driven together at once because it has a tri-channel transmitter. If you are truly looking for a fun toy, this is the best gift you can get your 10 year old boy.
A book might not be the first gift idea you have for a 10 year old. Just trust us with this one! Boys need some guidance in growing up and they aren’t always open to asking mom and dad. However, you can trust this book to help lead them down the right path. It covers everything from hiking tips to school dances.
At 10 years old, kids begin to really make memories that will last a lifetime. They have experiences like their first concert or seeing a movie in theatres that they truly love. Giving them a safe spot to keep their tickets is giving them the chance to save a piece of those memories for years to come.
Sure this may seem like a simple gift, but it’s the most usable for a ten year old boy. You’ll be saving them tons of space in their backpacks and lightening the load. Plus it’s never too early to start teaching your kiddo sustainable practices like having a reusable water bottle!
With families being more on the go than ever, you can gift one of the littlest travelers in your life this scratch journal. It’s a good way to feel a sense of accomplishment about the places you’ve been and the culture you’ve experienced. This one specifically linked is a checklist, diary, and interactive map all in one.
This is one of the most fun STEM toys that I have ever come across, and your 10 year old boy is sure to love it. It combines a logic game with marble run. There are 60 challenges at all different levels, meaning you can bring it out at game night over and over again. I love that you can have this much fun while providing your child with really important skills, such as planning, building, and engineering.
Why would you get the 10 year old in your life any normal old scooter when you could get them this super awesome electric one? To get it going you use the kick start motor, and be sure your kiddo knows to hold on because it can reach speeds of 10 MPH. The razor has a hand twist-grip throttle and front brakes. As for the battery, it has a 24V that is easily rechargeable and safely sealed. The scooter can be used for 40 minutes continuously before needing another charge.
No matter how hard you try to avoid it, your little boys are going to find a way to shoot targets. Rather than something makeshift, you can purchase this target set for them! It comes with a target, 10 suction darts (which are safer than anything your 10 year old will find on their own), and a fire strike blaster. You can use the set just for fun, but it also comes with instructions to turn it into a competitive game if you would like.
Remote-controlled vehicles are just too perfect a toy for 10 year old boys for us to only have one on our list! If the Rock Crawler was not quite what you were looking for, then you might want to check out this high-speed racer from JEYPOD. It is classic and has everything you could want in an RCV car.
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