Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys

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Time to buy a gift for your 10-year old boy but what does he want? From books to robotics to games, this list of gift ideas for 10-year old boys will help you find that perfect gift!

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Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys

LEGO Star Wars The Child
ages 10+
This is a detailed rendering of The Child from The Mandalorian with 1,073 pieces!


XBox One S

Get the latest in disc-free gaming with digital games. This newly-released bundle includes your Xbox One S plus Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Fortnight.

GoPro Hero
Ready to start making movies with this touch-screen, waterproof camera? Who do you know that would want this gift? Because I know a bunch of boys who want this for Christmas.

The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Explosive Combustion Science Lab
Make a colorful explosion, fizzy bombs, and plenty more with this exciting, hands-on science kit made for kids who want to discover more about STEM!

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s Castle

Star Wars fans, you’re going to love this new castle building kit with 6 mini-figures, a TIE Fighter, a Bacta Tank and more!

New Kid
by Jerry Craft
This graphic novel is the Newbery winner for 2020Jordan’s parents make him go to a private school across town where he’s one of the only kids of color. Besides having the tricky business of navigating friendships, he now must deal with the two separate worlds of his neighborhood and his school along with racism and balancing academics with his artwork. This story feels truthful, relatable, and important.

The Best Arts & Crafts Toys and Gifts for Kids
Colorful Kids Origami Kit
Use beautifully colored, pattern-filled origami folding paper to create amazing and eye-catching designs, like a rocketship, creatures, or origami flowers!

Gravity Maze Think Fun 2014 Game
Gravity Maze
A marble run and logic puzzle where you must successfully carry your marble to its target. 60 challenges, ranging in difficulty. 1 player game. REVIEW HERE.

by Gordon Korman
This is is a fantastic series that grabs you and blows you away little by little. Eli and his friends discover that their utopian town is all a big science experiment to determine if kids with bad genes, cloned from criminal masterminds, can be “good” when raised in the so-called right environment. The cloned kids know they can’t stay in the town anymore but how can they escape when the minute they reach the border, they experience violent pain and guards surround them? And if they do escape, what next?

Blank Comic Book – Draw Your Own!
Kids can come up with their own comic-book style stories with this exciting blank journal, where they can take their imagination to new heights!

Dude Perfect Bow and Arrow
This biggest Nerf bow comes with two whistling arrows and can fire up to 106 feet.

Gravitrax Starter Set
It’s an educational marble run like you’ve never before seen! Kids design race tracks to use gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel the ball to the finish. 100+ pieces

gifts for 10 year old boys
LEGO City Passenger Train
My kids can’t wait to get their hands on this remote control passenger train set with a motorized engine, 2 cars, platform, signals, and configurable circular track with this train set and tracks. Includes 4 mini-figures on their journey: 2 passengers, a train conductor, and a train attendant.

LED 6 Color Bluetooth Speaker 
Play your music on this super cool light-up speaker.

Brick x Brick by Adam Ward
I highly recommend this engaging book for any LEGO loving kid! Adam Ward of YouTube fame writes with so much personality and pizazz. Not only does this book show you cool, step-by-step builds, but it’s also filled with facts, tips, history, stories, & more.

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Hat/Glove Beanie & Gloves Set

gift ideas for 10 year old boys
Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
This series is amazing! Basically, there are really still Greek gods and sometimes they have kids with humans and those kids are half-bloods with unique powers. Unfortunately for these kids, monsters are out to kill them and they are the only ones who can save the world from war between the gods and in a later book, between the Titans and the gods. Boxed set here.
The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Ooze Labs Chemistry Station Science Experiment Kit
This educational chemistry set is perfect for children who love doing their own experiments and want to create something colorful, slimy, or fizzy in their very own lab!

Alien Slime Lab

Get messy as you mix up batches of unidentified “alien” slime and conduct tests on them to analyze and investigate their special properties. Real science and playful science fiction come together in this wacky, activity-filled kit! For example, conduct viscosity tests on the slime, dissect it with tweezers and a plastic scalpel, cut out a brain shape, Stamp it with an alien head, and add eyes to your Alien slime! (Non-toxic.)
The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Switch Lite
This handheld version of the Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift when it comes to price and size for any kid looking for an awesome game console!

Pie in the Sky
by Remy Lai
Pie in the Sky is an insightful, funny, and poignant look at the struggles of immigrating to a new country (Australia) and the difficulties of learning English along with growing up and grieving the loss of a father. Jingwen’s observations and wit make him a likable main character and the illustrations capture the depth and flavors of his experiences. He likens learning English to becoming human. After school with his brother, he bakes the cakes that his father wanted to include at his dream Pie in the Sky bakery. It’s a memorable, illustrated coming-of-age story.

Beyblade Turbo Slingshock Rail Rush Battle Set

Ride the rails, rush into battle with this slingshot tech. Kids love battling it out with their friends!

UNO Minecraft

Are your kids Minecraft fans? Now they can play this special version of UNO that features Minecraft characters. This game is always a family favorite.
gifts for 10 year old boys
Thinking Putty
These are addicting and the perfect fidget toy.
Build molecules using the 50 atom set, then scan on your device to identify the molecules.

The Best STEM Toys and Gifts for Kids 2020
Lego City Deep Space Rocket and Launch Control
This extra inventive LEGO set, complete with interactive play experience and tiny astronauts to get creative with, lets kids build a giant rocket aimed for the skies!

STAR WARS LEGO Millennium Falcon
This is a must-own for Star Wars and LEGO fans. Finn, Chewbacca, Lando, C-3PO, D-O, BB8, and Boolio minifigures come with this detailed Millennium Falcon model set.

NERF Fortnite Dart Blaster

This Nerf MicroShots Fortnite RL blaster is inspired by the rocket launcher used in the popular Fortnite video game. It includes 2 Official Nerf Elite darts and fires 1 dart at a time with hand-powered action (no batteries required).

Remote Control Truck
Will your kids love this highly-rated Sharkool electric driving truck? With an infrared remote control, the car can go forward or backward, turn left or right. SO FUN!


Race to recreate the pattern on the challenge card by bouncing balls into the grid. The first color to complete the pattern wins the card. Earn 3 cards to win the game. This game is one of the best family games for kids and parents to do together!!

LEGO Harry Potter Hedwig

How amazing does this Harry Potter Hedwig owl look? Build it, then display it because it’s fantastic looking!
gifts for 10 year old boys
LEGO Forest Machine
Build a durable Forest Machine with motorized pneumatic crane boom and grabber with this advanced building set. This is a 2-in-1 model that can be rebuilt into a Log Loader both logging equipment toys are powered up with LEGO Power Functions.
gifts for 10 year old boys
iPad Pro + Apple Pencil

Both the Pro and the Apple Pencil have been much-used gifts for both my kids. They’re loving the pencil for drawing apps and think the functionality of the Pro rocks.

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret
by Trudi Trueit
This is National Geographic’s first fictional book series with full-color illustrations that hits the spot with an exciting mix of science, technology, adventure, and mystery. Newly accepted into the prestigious Explorer Academy for science and exploration, Cruz realizes that someone is trying to kill him; someone who doesn’t want him finding out about his mother’s mysterious research and untimely death. You’ll love the cool tech, amazing friendships, plot twists, and the intriguing premise.


Match the colored blocks to the lights using memory and speed! Great for individual play or multiple-player fun!


Almanac 2021
National Geographic Kids
All-new content and interviews with renowned National Geographic explorers will help you learn about what’s going on in the world! Filled with photos, facts, crafts, features on animals, science, nature, technology, conservation, plus games, activities, jokes, quizzes, comics. This is an exciting, fun-to-read tome of information.

TOMOLOO Hoverboard with LED Lights
This self-balancing electric scooter is a HOT gift right now! This highly-rated model offers 5 LED lights with Bluetooth music and unique tires.

Harry Potter boxed set of books!
This remains one of my daughter’s most cherished gifts. Get the hardback versions of the Harry Potter series in a beautiful chest that you’ll want to keep forever.

Gaming Chair
Leather game chair compatible with a control panel for playing video games and more.

ALEX Toys Rock Pets Turtle

Paint your own pet turtle with weatherproof paints.

littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Marvel fans, make your own gauntlet! Snap together the electronics to build circuits the customize your gauntlet. Videos for over 18 in-app activities, wearable Tech sensors, in-app block coding, customizable LED Matrix light design, and authentic Marvel Avengers sound effects.
gifts for 10 year old boys
Dude Diary
Young writers — check out this interactive journal with awesome prompts that comes with it’s own lock and key! So cool!
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Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret
by Trudi Trueit
The National Geographic’s first fictional book series with full-color illustrations is an exciting mix of science, technology, adventure, and mystery. Newly accepted into the prestigious Explorer Academy for science and exploration, Cruz realizes that someone is trying to kill him; someone who doesn’t want him finding out about his mother’s mysterious research and untimely death. There’s tons of cool tech, amazing friendships, plot twists, plus an intriguing premise! It will make a great gift for any child who is reading chapter books.

Sphero BOLT Robot
This is the latest Sphero app-enabled robot. Isn’t it the coolest looking one yet? Learn to code through hands-on activities to program infrared, compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and motor encoders. Drive BOLT and play games. 2+ hours of battery.

gifts for 10 year old boys
Sports Cap
Get your sports fan a favorite team cap or beanie.

LEGO Millenium Falcon
Star Wars fans — Han Solo’s infamous plane is a must-own. Now you can build this newest version with 1414 pieces. You’ll also get the figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, and Quay Tolsite plus a Kessel droid and DD-BD droid.

Kids will be mesmerized with this engaging little book that packs a BIG punch. Flip through and read wacky facts, interesting statistics, tidbits, and traditions all to do with Christmas. Mine can’t stop reading it!! (Usually out loud to the whole family. It’s a dynamo book.)

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Nintendo Labo
Get five different DIY toy and game projects like making a music simulator, a fishing game, or motorbike. This kit is meant to accompany Nintendo Switch. This kit makes technology hands-on & is very highly rated.

good gifts for 10 year old boys
by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, illustrated by Karl Kwasny
Charlie’s dad has remarried and moved Charlie and his younger brother into the stepmother’s frightening purple mansion. There, Charlie begins to have the most horrible nightmares — nightmares that blur between reality and dream. When witches steal Charlie’s brother into the nightmare world, Charlie and his friends must learn to face their fears in order to save his little brother and the awake world.

gifts for 10 year old boys
Snap Circuits Arcade Discovery Kit

Practice problem solving and following directions while you learn all about electronics. 30 modules with more than 200 projects!


If your 10 year old enjoys art, blank sketchpads and drawing supplies are always good gifts!

good gifts for 10 year old boys
Razer Ripstik Ripster
Lightweight, great for tricks, this is unlike a traditional skateboard allowing riders more foot control and snowboard-like abilities.

gifts for 10 year old boys
NFL Tabletops Game

Small 2″ plastic footballs with instructions for how to play tabletop football.

Bubble Talk gifts for 10 year old boys

Each player chooses the funniest caption from his or her cards. The judge picks the winner – and that winner keeps the funny card. Take turns being the judge. HILARIOUS! You won’t stop laughing!!

Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys
LEGO Minecraft Snow Hideout 
You’re on an icy mining expedition. Build a snow hideout with Steve minifigure, a Creeper with explode function, and a Snow Golem with snowball-shooting function, and lots more.

good books gifts for boys
The Iron Trial
(Magisterium) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (3 book series)
Even though Callum tries to fail the entrance trials, he is admitted to the school his dad says is evil. But the Magisterium school is not as bad as he expects. Call learns about his elemental powers, he forges bonds of friendship with his teammates and rescues a wolf puppy who is infused with the evil magic of Chaos. I couldn’t put this book down — especially after the surprise twist of who Callum really is!!

Mini Helmet Eraser
Mini Eraser Football Helmets (Pencil Toppers)

good books for 10 year old boys
Treasure Hunters
by James Petterson and Chris Grabenstein, illustrated by Juliana Neufeld ADVENTURE (series)
The life of the four Kidd siblings isn’t typical — they live on a boat and their parents are treasure hunters. Unfortunately, not only is their mom missing but their father went overboard in a bad storm. Now they are on their own their own and need money to survive. The only way they know is to find a treasure and sell it. But danger is around every wave; they’re not sure who to trust. This is a fast, action-packed adventure that sets the tone for more books to come.

word a round games to give as gifts for kids

WordARound is a super fun word game for kids. The cards have three rings, black, red, and blue, with words written around each ring. To play, start by looking at the black ring.

Slackers Slackline
The slackline stretches between two trees like a tightrope but is stretchy and bouncy. You can ratchet the line so it fits the distance. We also use the guided teaching line above so the kids can hold on when they lose their balance.

gifts for 10 year old boys
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Building and Coding Kit

I love how this cool gift combines coding with LEGO blocks. Build any of five robots then control them by coding using the coding blocks on the free app. Includes a playmat for specific activities.

Trash Pandas
We’re big fans of Gamewright games like Rat-a-Tat-Cat and Sleeping Queens so I was thrilled to see this newest card game with charming raccoon characters tipping over trash cans and racing to amass the most points.

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Anki Overdrive Fast and Furious Edition
We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our Anki Overdrive Fast & Furious. Like, my kids are addicted. They like how it’s super interactive with technology (their favorite). They love building and rebuilding the track and racing against each other, friends, dad, or the computer — both literally one of the most fun things they do every day! Download the free app which connects you to your race car. The magnetic track pieces easily fit together and you’ll have tons of possibilities for races and race tracks.

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