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

I Am Groot
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ages 10+
Build an easy-to-position Groot figure and pose him with a pretend cassette tape.


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

LEGO City Passenger Express
LEGO City Passenger Express 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 a configurable track with this train set and tracks. Includes 4 mini-figures on their journey: 2 passengers, a train conductor, and a train attendant.

13 Dead End Drive

If you like CLUE, you’ll love 13 Dead End Drive. Channel your inner murderous tendencies, knock off the other players, and inherit good old Aunt Agatha’s fortune.

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.

Nike Boy's Beanie and Gloves
Hat/Glove Beanie & Gloves Set

Charlie Hernández’s house burns down, his parents go missing, and he is sent to a foster home. But it’s when he grows HORNS, the WINGS, and meets the MYTHS in real life — like calacas, mukis, and El Justo Juez — that he’s really freaked out. Fortunately, a persistent classmate Violet Rey (also his crush) helps Charlie follow the clues to find out what happened to his parents and if he’s the prophesied Morphling who is meant to save the world. I highly recommend Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo — it’s immediately engaging with the perfect balance of action, dialogue, & description interspersed with Spanish words and phrases.
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!

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).
DEERC DE45 RC remote control car toy
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!

Miles Morales: Shock Waves
by Justin A. Reynolds & Pablo Leon
In this Spider-Man graphic novel adventure, Miles Morales is faced with a problem. As he struggles to juggle both his superhero and civilian lives at the same time, a fellow student’s father suddenly goes missing with just a few too many connections to strange supernatural activity in the area. Can he figure out what’s going on and save this innocent civilian? 


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!

National Geographic 2023 Almanac
Almanac 2023
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.

Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
edited by Kwame Mbalia
Middle-grade readers need more short stories and this book hits the spot big time! These short stories for ages 8 to 12 celebrate Black main characters in space, at school, hanging out, and more in 17 different stories from 17 different authors. I loved the writing, the variety of genres, and the focus of Black boys living their best lives — it’s a must-read, must-own collection.

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!

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.

The Adventurers Guild
by Zach Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos
Zed and Brock don’t want to be chosen for the Adventurers Guild. Nobody does. Unlike the mages or merchants guild, the adventurers must leave the safety of their walled city to fight the monsters who live on the outside. Unfortunately, Zed and Brock are picked as Adventurers. And before they can finish training, Zed, Brock, and others are sent on a outside the city fact-finding mission that uncovers treachery, fiendish beasts, and Zed’s untapped magic. Imaginative world-building, intriguing plot twists, and complex characters kept me enthralled from page one!

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.
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Infinite Nebula
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.
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.)

2018 Holiday Gift List: STEM Toys, Games, & Kits 
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
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!!

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.

Slackline Kit
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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