Best Toys for 10 Year Old Boys

Awesome Toys for 10 Year Old Boys

Are you looking for toys and gifts for 10 year old boys and are not sure what to get.
My son is 10 and I have compiled a list of toys and gifts he would like to play with. Some of them are on his Christmas list for this year.

The list has been split into sections and includes ideas on games, practical gifts, tech gifts, outdoor toys, construction toys as well as toys that offer just pure fun.

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pure fun

Some toys just offer pure fun and enjoyment and no particular learning experience. This is great. Our kids need to let off steam and just enjoy playing now and again. Nerf guns are great for this. Check out one option below.

Nerf lazer tag


Lazer tag is a lots of fun to play and is an awesome pick for 10 year old boys.

The set includes a complete 4-player system.

It features 4 guns and 4 vests. Kids love running around trying to shoot each other. This is the most fun a present can be.

Adults will also be keen to get in on the action. Play indoors or outdoors.



Flying a drone is lots of fun. Kids love it, adults love, everybody wants to have a go.

The drone featured is good for beginners. It's great for kids as there are a lot of features that make it easy to fly. These include just one key for start and landing. Press it and the drone will take off and land automatically.

Press the one key return and the drone will come back to you so it won't get lost. The low speed option is great for kids too.

There's also a headless mode so it doesn't matter which way the drone is facing when you fly it.

Construction toys

My son has always loved construction toys. He loves building and playing with the toys once he has built them. Check out a couple of construction toy ideas below.



10 year olds love building legos.

My own son loves Harry Potter and Star Wars legos sets but there are lots of awesome sets perfect for this age group.

​There's Star Wars set is great to facilitate play or it would be good to display in a bedroom too.

Once built Luke Skywalker's X wing Fighter has some cool features. It has an opening on the LEGO minifigure cockpit, space for R2-D2, wings that can be switched to attack position at the touch of a button, retractable landing gear and 2 spring-loaded shooters.

​K-nex K Force Battle bow Building set


​The K-nex K Force building set is a great toy for boys who love construction and also love toys such as nerf guns. The kit is made up of 165 different k'nex pieces.

The set comes with five soft foam darts that kids can fire up to 75 feet.

Build the bow and targets, then have fun trying to shoot the targets with foam darts.

catapult wars


Build and sticker two catapults with the easy to read instructions.

Load a mini beanbag and knock down the mini targets which are included.

As there are two catapults you can compete with your friends.

The kit includes 20 wooden pieces, 2 wooden dowels, 2 rubber bands, 8 mini bean bags, 2 braided ropes, 1 sticker sheet and 1 glue tube.


At age 10, some of the book series my own son enjoyed reading were Diary of a Wimpy Kid and he still loved Captain Underpants.
10 years old is also a good age to introduce boys to the first Harry Potter book.
Factual and joke books can also make good gifts. Check out a couple of ideas below:

​The Manual to Middle School: The “Do This, Not That” Survival Guide for Guys


The Manual to Middle School is perfectly pitched for 10 year olds.

There's tons of advice, life-hacks, survival stories and humourous illustrations to help 10 year old navigate their way through.

Some of the topics covered include school lockers, bullies, test taking, cell phone use, homework, gossip, leadership, respect, sports and much more.



My eldest son loves to play pranks and this book has lots of prank ideas to play.

It gets kids reading, being creative and away from their screens.

There are 70 guaranteed to amuse pranks to be pulled on friends, siblings and parents.

They include the homework hoax, the squirting blister and the movie popcorn that grabs you back!



This is a great joke book with over 1700 jokes, riddles and puns. There are long jokes and short jokes but actually the book offers a lot more than that as well.

There are fun facts to learn. And there is interesting information about topics such as comedy history, sitcoms, to tell a joke and lots more.

It's a great book for 10 year olds to get a range of jokes but it's also perfect to dip in and read as well.

Dangerous book for boys


Get kids away from their screens and outside with this wonderful book.

It's jam packed full of ideas with instructions of things kids can get up to outside. It's also really educational with lots of information on a wide range of topics. There's crafts and making ideas too.

Some topics include the greatest paper airplane in the world, slingshots, making a bow and arrow, skimming stones, making a periscope, fishing and lots more.


There are tons of puzzle and board games that 10 year old boys will love. Here is a top pick.

Gravity Maze


Gravity Maze is a super fun puzzle game. It can get quite addictive and is a good option to drag a 10 year old away from his screen and video games.

​It's a marble game with towers. There are 60 cards with different challenges to complete (beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert). The towers in the game can be arranged in a variety of structures but, for each challenge, you'll have to to build a path that will carry your marble to its target.

You can work on the cards individually or do it as part of a group. You'll probably find many family members want to have a go.

It's also fun to build your own marble structures with the game too. ​



Clue is a games that's stood the test of time. So it's very difficult to go wrong with this one.

Who committed the murder in the mansion?. Eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit, with what and where. Correctly guess the murderer to win.

It's a fab game for the whole family to play. Or siblings and friends can play together too.

This is a game that's sure to be taken out to play again and again.

Pindaloo juggling toy


Pindaloo is a fun skill game which is great for improving hand / eye co-ordination which helps 10 year old boys with other sports.

You loop the ball round from hole to hole. It's fun and addictive. Once you've managed the basics, you can learn tricks.

Play it indoors and outdoors. As well as improving co-ordination, it's great for concentraton and focus too.

Kids against MATURITY


Kids Against Maturity uses the tried and tested fill-in-the- blank game-play, a perfect enjoyable hilarious way to bring your family together.

It’s a full of boy humour and the game states not for some parents. There’s toilet humor with innuendos thrown in for adults (keeping the older players entertained. Check out the reviews and make sure your happy with the content before you buy.

Most 10 year old boys will love it!

One game set includes 600 question and answer cards and a handy box to store it all. It’s portable and a take anywhere size game

Practical Ideas

10 years old is a good age for him to start taking some responsibility for himself and there are some good gifts that he would like to receive and that would help him do this.
Some ideas include an alarm clock to go in his room so he can make sure he gets up on time or stuff for school like a diary so he can plan out his days and school work.
Check out the watch below too.



A watch is a great gift for a 10 year old boy if he hasn’the already got one.

The watch featured is waterproof up to 30 feet so can be used while swimming and it doesn'the matter if he forgets to take it off when having a bath or a shower.

It also has some useful features including a stopwatch. My son has a watch and he loves using the stopwatch feature to time himself doing activities. The watch lets him know the time and the date. There is an alarm and a backlight means he can see the time in the dark too.

​At 10 years old a watch can be useful in getting them to take more responsibility for their life. They can set their alarm to get up on a school morning and make sure they are on time for school too.

Color Changing Alarm clock


This is a great night light and alarm clock that tweens are going to love. It also works as a bluetooth speaker and mp3 player.

Have it next to their bed and they can use it as a dimmiable nightlight. It has 3 levels of brightness and can be used as a reading light too. There's multiple colors you can choose for the light.

The alarm clock also has a calendar and snooze functions. Tap the top of the lamp to put it on snooze for five minutes.

Tech Gifts

In this day and age it’s hard to ignore the tech toys and gifts that are available. There are tons of ideas which include tech toys such as toys such as robots and cars that are controlled by smart phones, laptops, tablets, action cameras, VR headsets and lots more. Check out a couple of ideas below

Action Camera


My son has been asking for an action camera for Christmas. It’s worth looking at an action camera that is a little bit less expensive than the Go Pro range that are probably the most well known cameras.

​Action cameras can be attached to a bike, scooter or helmet so can film footage while he is playing on his gadgets outside.

Many are also waterproof or come with waterproof casing so can shoot movies while swimming or doing any kind of activity in water.



​A chromebook may not be for everyone but we are getting one for my son this year. A chromebook is essentially a very inexpensive laptop. A wifi connection is needed to use the chromebook. But if you have that it gives access to the Internet and everything that your child need on there. My son uses a lot of internet websites for his homework at school which involve him doing his timetables. He can also use it for using the Internet for research. He uses google docs to do a lot of his homework.
He has just completed a google slides presentation for a project which he is doing which is the equivalent of powerpoint. Just bear in mind, it cannot install standard MS Office software.

writing tablet


This writing tablet is a fun but inexpensive gadget which is the perfect gift for kids who like to draw.

Doodle to your heart's content, write messages to family and friends, use it for working outs for math or writing notes for other homework. Or why not use it while travelling in the car.

Once you have finished, you can press a button and it will magically erase all you have done leaving a clean slate to start again.

Stem Toys

Another toy category that has emerged in recent years are stem toys. Stem stands for science, technology, engineering and math). There are toys specifically created to help kids develop in these areas while having fun at the same time.
One fabulous Stem toy for this age group is the Makey Makey kit below. Well worth checking out.

snap circuits


This is a really easy and fun kit to learn about electrionics

Kids can easily build electronic circuits using the parts that snap on the board.

If they love legos, they will enjoy snap circuits. Follow the instructions, snap the pieces together and build a circuit.

There are over 100 projects and a full color project manual.

Some of the projects include a photo sensor, flashing light and an adjustable volume siren.

It's educational but engaging and fun. There are 30 parts on total.

snap circuits light exploration kit


This is a similar snap circuits kit to the one featured above except it has lots more parts and projects and there are lots of light and sound effects you can build.

You can build over 175 projects like a light show, strobe effects and a blinking step motor.

​You can also plug in your iPhone, Android phone or any MP3 player and see your circuits react.

science toys


This kit has everything you need to grow beautiful and colorful crystals.

It's a fantastic kit for a budding scientist.

There's a special display case is included to admire the crystals once they are fully grown.

There's a complete instructions for each experiment are included with the kit.

It's important to make sure you follow the instructions to the letter so that they will definitely grow.

Gaming Gifts

Like many 10 year olds my son is very much into gaming. At the moment we have a Nintendo Wii games console that he very much likes to play with. If your son likes gaming there are lots of gift ideas to consider. Ideas include a gaming chair for their room, games storage, a video games book (there are some good Pokemon books he may like) or some video games.
Check out a couple of gift ideas:

Gaming Chair


If they do a lot of gaming or if they sit at a desk a lot, a gaming chair is an ideal gift.

They give extra support and are more comfortable when sitting down for longer periods of time.

The gaming chair featured is aimed at 8 to 12 year olds so will be perfect for most 10 year old boys.

You want the chair to be sized for them otherwise, it won't be very comfortable. Look for one where the seat adjusts so that their legs aren't dangling above the floor.

An ill-fitting chair means the back doesn't have the right support. Kids will slouch rather than sit up and this will weaken core muscles over time.

gaming t shirt


This is a humorous t shirt for anybody who does a lot of gaming.

There are kids and adults sizes so you can get one for every serious gamer you know.

The t shirt is made of 90% cotton and 10% polyester and is comfortable to wear.

floss like a boss


If he is a Fortnite fan, he will love this "Floss Like a Boss" t shirt.

It comes in different sizes and colors.

Perfect for when he's playing fortnite or going to a fortnite themed party or just for everyday general wear.

It's machine washable, just turn inside out to wash.

And it dry on a low heat.

Gamer socks


Boys can never have enough socks, and these are perfect for the fortnite gamer.

The words on the sole of the sock are rubberized, helping to give the socks some grip.

They are awesome for keeping your feet warm while gaming
and getting your message across.

They make the perfect stocking filler.

occulus Quest 2



Occulus quest is an amazing virtual reality headset.

There are some fantatic games you can buy to play on this. My 10 year old has fun playing table tennis and crazy golf in particular.

Some other fun things to do includes exploring different places you've never been to before with Google Earth. Or experience the thrill of a rollercoaster ride.

Bear in mind that you will need to link the Occulus Quest headset with an adult's Facebook account to use it.

Gaming sign


How many times have you heard your gaming child day "Can I just finish this game"

This humorous sign is fun to have on the bedroom door or hang it on the walls to display.

The dimension sizes are approximately 7.8" by 3.9".

Outdoor Toys

Boys this age love playing outdoors too. My own son loves playing soccer so would appreciate a soccer kit and soccer related gifts. He also loves playing on his bike and if he needed a new bike, he would love that too. He is a big scooter fan and will spend hours just riding on his scooter outside the front of our house. One idea for the outdoor loving boy who already has everything is a ripstik castor board featured below.

Razor RipStik Ripster


The Ripster is a smaller version of the Ripstick board. The boards are a mix between surfing, skateboard and snowboarding but of course it takes place on concrete.The Ripster is lightweight and it can be used on skateparks to do tricks.
Lots of fun and great for kids who perhaps like using their scooter or bike and want to try something a bit different.

Pure Fun!

electric scooter


Electric scooters are another fab outdoor toy.
The speed on these toys means they are extra fun for a 10 year old.

The Razor E200 electric scooter goes up to 12mph. It will go up to 40 minutes on one continuous charge.

It features a hand operated rear brake for safety, spring loaded kickstand, and large 8-inch pneumatic tires for a smooth ride.

Lots of outdoor fun to be had.



My 10 year old is baskeball mad, so a basketball is a great gift for him and any other kids that love the sport.

The basketball featured is a size 5 basketball which is recommended for kids between aged 9 and 12. It's a smaller sized basketball than standard which makes it easier for younger kids to learn the skills, shoot and handle.

Basketball HOop


Another cool gift for any 10 year old that love basketball is their very own hoop.

The one featured can be adjusted between 7 and 10 feet. This is perfect for this age group. Ideally a 10 year old will want the hoop to be adjusted to about 8 feet.

The hoop can be adjusted as they grow to provide the right amount of challenge.

Table tennis kit


Convert a table into a ping pong game with this handy table tennis kit.

It comes with a retractable net which can be extended up to 6'2". There are also 2 paddles and 6 ping pong balls.

Lots of fun to be had over and over again and the kit can be packed away quickly and easily once the game is over.

bop it


There are 10 amazing and hilarious moves with this bop it games including cradle it, whip it and sing it.

Each move has to be completed quickly and they come in a random order or you're out of the game!

It can be played solo or as a group.

Be warned, it gets quite addictive!

toys And other Stuff for his room

Toys that will keep him occupied in his bedroom are always a winner.

mini basketball hoop


A mini basketabll hoop is a fab toy to hang on the back of his bedroom door.

He can then shoot hoops instead of hiding in his bedroom looking at a screen.

It's a great stress reliever for when he needs an activity to do after finishing his homework.

​It's also a great toy to have for friends to have a go at when they come around to play as well.

Magnetic dart board


If indoor basketball isn't for him, what about a magnetic dart board to hang in his bedroom.

The darts attach to the board with magnetics so you don't have to worry about kids getting hurt with the darts.

He can play alone or play with friends.
It's also a great game to play with the family or siblings.

Color changing light Bulb


This inexpensive light bulb is excellent to have in a tween bedroom.

Swap a boring light bulb with a color changing one. You can amend the brightness too.

You will need to download an app to a phone to control the color.

It also works with Alexa and Google home, so if he has one of these devices he can turn off his lights or change the color with a voice command.

​3D Illusion lamp


Another cool lamp to have in your bedroom is a 3D lamp illusion.

The one featured is a game controller but you can also get lamps which are footballs, dinosaurs, Star Wars characters and superheros.

You can change the color of the lamp with the included remote control to suit your mood.

arts and crafts

Boys this age often love drawing and creating to toys and kits that facilitate this are often very popular. If he loves drawing it could be as simple as an art kit and book about how to draw.
Some particularly boy focused crafts include making paper airplanes and slime kits. Check out some ideas below:

slime kit


The slime is this kit is ready made which means less mess when doing the creative bit!

There are 18 different slime ranging from clear to purple and lots of different glitters, foam balls, sugar paper and beads to make your own designs. There is also glow in the dark powder to make glow in the dark slime.

There are shape cutters, plastic straws and a tool kit to manipulate the slime.

Kids can have many hours of creative fun!

Star wars folded flyers


This is the perfect paper airplane book for a 10 year old especially if they like the Star Wars movies.

The book contains lots of paper airplanes to make up. They will need a bit of concentration and focus to make them. Once they are put together they really do fly!

The book comes with 40 sheets of custom-designed paper, tape and 6 foldable display stands.

It includes a 60 page instructional book with clear instructions.

Scratch it notes


My 10 year old son loved these scratch it notes.

Just use the wooden pen to scratch off the surface and make the doodles and write the notes that you want.

The notes are super colourful. They are great for leaving notes for family or friends.

My son loved to just use them to doodle and draw the most.

​There are quite a few in the packet, they seemed to last him for ages.

stocking fillers

There are lots of great things you can put in a 10 year old boy's stocking. Some ideas include puzzle games such as the Rubix cube, card games such as uno or the monopoly card game, candy or practical items such as a fun toothbrush.

Check out a some ideas:

remote control fart machine


There aren't many boys who won't enjoy trying to prank others with this remote control fart machine.

It features boom box technology.

There are 15 different sounds and works up to 100 feet away.

Guaranteed fits of giggles.

monopoly deal


Monopoly Deal is a face paced and fun card game with the opportunity to use lots of strategy to win the game.

It's simple to play. The object of the game is to collect 3 full property sets of different colors.

Put up cards when it's your turn and play action cards to charge players rent, steal their cards or demand money for your birthday.

It's a great game that adults and kids of all ages (from 8 plus) will enjoy.

Agility ball


Sporty and athletic 10 year olds will love to find an agility ball in their stocking.

The ball has an unusual shape which means that when you bounce it can go in various directions. Bouncing it against the wall and the ground can help improve reaction times and hand and eye co-ordination.

It's good for improving skills in a range of sports where balls might behave unprecdictably such as baseball or softball. But it's also lots of fun!



Sometimes the classic toys are the best and it's difficult to go wrong with a Rubix cube.

It's a good size for a stocking filler, and it's guaranteed to keep boys away from the video game (at least for a while ;-))

Just scramble up the colored squares. Once scrambled, just twist and turn to line all the colors up again.

Simple, right? Or maybe not!

Monkey maze


If all else fails and you decide to go with money, why not put it in the money maze.

It's a unique way to give a gift. Kids have to work out how to get the money out by solving the maze.

They don't get the money until the puzzles has been solved.

Another great way to get kids away from their screens and doing a hands on activity.

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