As your children are quickly approaching their teenage and teenage years, you will find that choosing a gift for them becomes much more difficult. At the age of 10 there aren’t many “toys” left to surprise them with. It’s a bit of a strange intermediate phase. You need a little more substance than the simple gift ideas! However, they still love to play and as someone who looks after them you want to provide them with toys that will help them develop certain skills or just help them grow as a person. We’ve rounded up some of the best toys and things to give your 10 year old boy in between!
Best toy for 10 year old boys
Think box inventor box
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 it is very open. This is the phase at which they begin to figure things out for themselves and move away from guided activities.
National Geographic dinosaur excavation kit
This one is for all longtime dinosaur lovers. With this kit, your ten year old will be able to dig out 3 real dinosaur fossils while following the study guide. How cool does that sound? Of course, it will benefit your child by teaching them many aspects of general science as well.
Wham-O basket hoops
Your 10 year old boy will likely think this is better than any toy you can think of. Little boys specialize in making everything a game and with this wicker basket you’ll be ahead of the curve when making laundry a game too. This basket frame is both the hoop and laundry bag, which are easily detached from each other when it is time to head to the laundry room. This age is really fun gift giving as they are starting to appreciate the more practical things that make this tire something that will actually put a smile on their faces.
Robot face race
There aren’t too many family game nights. It is one of our absolute Favorite ways to connect with our kids. The point of this game is Adapt the robot heads to their bodies. It’s really quick but easy enough for a 10 year old to fully understand and compete with.
OWI 14 in 1 robot
If a robot board game isn’t what you’re looking for, you might like the idea of getting you a real robot instead. You can build it yourself and can choose from over 3 shapes like a surfer or a dog with 14 different modes. One of the coolest things is that it is solar powered which brings your child closer to this technology very early on and in a cool way.
Dinosaur taco holder
There are 10 year old food lovers out there and this is the perfect gift for them! Forget about plates, you can choose from a few different types of dinosaurs to place your tacos at the dining table instead. This makes Taco Tuesday even more fun every week. You can also use it for waffles, toast, or sandwiches.
Rock Crawler radio remote control vehicle
Thankfully, your little guy isn’t old enough to drive at 10, but he’s just the right age to enjoy a controllable RCV. This was specially built for off-road driving on the most impassable terrain in the neighborhood. It has a really cool monster truck look with huge wheels that have ultra grip. It enables 3 radio-controlled vehicles to be driven at the same time, as it has a three-channel transmitter. If you are really looking for a fun toy, this is the best gift you can get for your 10 year old boy.
The boy’s book of survival
A book may not be the first gift idea for a 10-year-old. Just trust us with this! Boys need guidance in growing up, and they’re not always open to asking mom and dad. However, you can be confident that this book will help you on the right path. From hiking tips to school dances, everything is included.
Ticket stub diary
By the age of 10, children begin to really have memories that will last a lifetime. They have experiences like their first concert or seeing a movie in cinemas that they really love. Giving them a safe place to keep their tickets gives them a chance to keep a piece of those memories for years to come.
Collapsible water bottle
Sure, this may seem like a simple gift, but it’s the most useful one for a ten year old boy. You save them a lot of space in their backpacks and take the strain off them. Plus, it’s never too early to teach your child sustainable practices, such as a reusable water bottle!
Think funny gravity maze game
This is one of the funniest STEM toys I’ve ever seen and your 10 year old boy is sure to love it. It combines a logic game with a marble run. There are 60 challenges at all levels, which means you can bring them out over and over again on game night. I love that you can have so much fun and teach your child really important skills like planning, building and engineering.
Electric scooter Razor E100
Why would you buy the 10 year old in your life a normal old scooter when you could get him this super awesome electric scooter? To get it going, use the kickstarter and make sure your child knows they need to hold on as they can reach speeds of 10 mph. The razor has a twistgrip and front brakes. The battery has 24 V, which is easily rechargeable and securely locked. The scooter can be used continuously for 40 minutes before another charge is required.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set
No matter how hard you try to avoid it, your little boys will find a way to shoot targets. Instead of something makeshift, you can buy this target set for her! It comes with a goal, 10 suction darts (which are safer than anything your 10 year old will find on their own) and a fire punch blaster. You can just use the set for fun, but it also includes instructions to turn it into a competitive game if you want.
JEYPOD remote control car, 2.4GHz high speed racing car
Remote controlled vehicles are just too perfect toys for 10 year old boys to have just one on our list! If the Rock Crawler wasn’t quite what you were looking for, then you should check out this high-speed racer from JEYPOD. It’s classic and has everything you could want in an RCV car.
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