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!
Also check out: Book Recommendations for 10 Year Olds
Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
These are addicting and the perfect fidget toy.
This highly rated fidget cube has everything! Spin, glide, click, and switch your way to better focus and less anxiety.
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.
littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
ENGINEERING / TECH
How cool is this, right? Kids get to create and control their own customized droid using electronic blocks and an app. I especially love that this kit allows for kids to be creative as well as teaches them about electronics, creative inventions, and problem solving.
Young writers — check out this interactive journal with awesome prompts that comes with it’s own lock and key! So cool!
This is one of the hottest gifts of the 2017 Christmas season — this cool gaming system can be taken on the go for tabletop mode or connect it to your TV. You’ll get two Joy-Con controllers for multiple players. If you have kids who like gaming, this is a top gift choice.
LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty
Construct Wu’s huge ninja training base, Destiny’s Bounty. This highly detailed THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE™ model consists of 3 modular levels, a double-headed dragon figurehead, decorated sails, wind-up-and-release anchors, dojo area for ninja training, a bathroom and Wu’s bedroom in the hull plus 7 minifigures with assorted weapons to bolster the exciting role-play possibilities.
Air Hogs Star Wars RC TIE Fighter Drone
You’re the pilot. Time to hit the Death Star (that hoovers!) with your X-wing drone! (Best for inside use until you get the hang of flying.)
How to Tell a Story
WOW! Use the 20 storytelling cubes and the 144-page book to start making up creative stories. You’ll learn about things like characters, motivation, dialogue, theme, and climax. Roll the story blocks to get inspiration.
This self-balancing electric scooter can go 8 mph for up to 60 minutes. This is a HOT gift right now!
Laser X Two Player Laser Gaming Set
Play as a team or solo, now kids can play laser tag at home. Blast your opponents Receiver Vest from up to 200′ away and even plug in headphones to hear the sound effects and soundtrack.
Meccano Erector Set
This is such a cool STEM gift. You can build 25 motorized models with a 6V electrical motor! Perfect for 10-year old boys.
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The best selling children’s book of all time, this is a MUST READ for so many reasons: the brilliant storytelling, a complex and entertaining plot, relatable characters, rich language, essential life lessons about friendship and bravery, and more. (See all my reasons for reading Harry Potter.) Harry Potter gets kids excited about reading; it’s compelling and amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it!!
Nightmares! by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller, illustrated by Karl Kwasny FANTASY ADVENTURE
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.
Snap Circuits Arcade Discovery Kit
Practice problem solving and following directions while you learn all about electronics. 30 modules with more than 200 projects!
Code your own personality-filled robot, play games, and explore Cozmo’s world. Sure to become a favorite toy for your young STEM learners.
Garmin Vivofit Fitbit
My daughter LOVES her Fitbit! Get one for your kids that will tell time and help you calculate steps, calories, distance, and sleep. It’s a great way to motivate healthy living.
This continues to be a hot gift idea for many, many kids!
Piper is a computer kit for kids to learn engineering through Minecraft using laser cut wooden parts, a Raspberry Pi computer and electronic equipment.
Mad Libs The Game
We play this game frequently — it’s fun and funny! Use your word cards to fill in the blanks on the Sentence Card. Players vote for the silliest sentence.
Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Studio
Make your own stop-motion Minecraft movies using the characters, stage, and backgrounds provided. Fun hands-on, creative technology.
Trivial Pursuit World of Harry Potter
600 questions based on the Harry Potter movies. First player to answer 12 questions correctly wins the game.
I Survived Box Set
10 I Survived titles that will take you back in time to live the history — these are action-packed and well-written and great for getting 10 year old boys into books.
If your 10 year old enjoys art, blank sketchpads and drawing supplies are always good gifts!
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs MYSTERY / HUMOR
Was the FunJungle’s hippo murdered? Teddy and Summer think so. Mystery, adventure, and humor will keep your readers on the edge of their seats in this unique story with quirky characters perfect for 10 year old readers.
Razer Ripstik Ripster
Lightweight, great for tricks, this is unlike a traditional skateboard allowing riders more foot control and snowboard-like abilities.
NFL Tabletops Game
Small 2″ plastic footballs with instructions for how to play tabletop football.
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!
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.
V-tech Kidizoom Actioncam
Your kids will love this action waterproof camera with 2 mounts so kids can attach it to bikes, skateboards and more. Takes photos and videos in up to 6 feet underwater! Features 1.4-inch color video camera LCD screen and the ability to take videos, photos, stop-motion videos and time-lapse photos. Way cool tech gift for kids!
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 the the school his dad says is evil. But the Magisterium school is not as bad as he expect. 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!!
An elephant, a scorpion, and a penguin, a rabbit, a crab! Learn about animal locomotion and biomechanics as you build each remote-control animal robot model.
New Wii U GamePad controller removes the traditional barriers between you, your games, and your TV by creating a second window into the video game world. It incorporates a 6.2-inch, 16:9 aspect ratio LCD touch screen, as well as traditional button controls and two analog sticks. Plus, in this bundle, you’ll get Super Mario Bros. U and the New Super Luigi U, where it’s finally Luigi’s turn in the limelight. We don’t own this but my kids really want it – it’s a very popular tech gift for not just 10 year olds but kids of all ages.
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 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.
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.
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.
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