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.
Here is a quick round up of the best gift ideas:
Toys and games - lazer tag, drone, Clue, upside down challange game, Gravity maze, Pindaloo, Kids Against Maturity
Construction toys - legos, build a catapult, build a solar robot or a cyborg hand
Outdoor and Sports Toys - basketball, basketball hoop, electric scooter, Risptik razor board, reaction ball, magnetic dart board
Stem toys - snap circuits kit, grow your own crystals, slime kit
Stuff for his room - 3D illusion lamp, LED strip lights, color changing alarm clock, mini basketball hoop.
Gaming gifts - gaming chair, novelty gaming t-shirt and gaming socks, VR headset, gaming sign, gaming posters
Books - Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Dangerous book for boys, Pranklopeida, Jokelopedia.
Read on for lots of specific gift ideas for 10 year old boys
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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.
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.
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.
Solar Powered Robot
This clever kit builds 12 different robots which are solar powered and can move on land and water.
The kit includes a solar power panel that collects solar heat energy into an electric energy drive motor, which drives the gears to make the machine run smoothly.
It's a great way to give children experience of working with green technology
Build 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.
Mega Cyborg Hand Building and Experiment Kit
Build your own awesome, wearable mechanical hand that you operate with your own fingers.
Once built you can use the hand to grip things.
Hydraulic pistons enable the mechanical fingers to open and close and grip objects with enough force to lift them.
A great challenge to build and lots of fun to have after when using the hand!
10 years old is also a good age to introduce boys to Harry Potter.
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 humorous illustrations to help 10 year old navigate their way through middle school.
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, how to tell a joke and lots more.
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 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.
The Boys Book of Adventure
This book is a great way of inspiring kids to get out there and do stuff.
It's packed with facts about nature, ideas for outdoor activities, and fun-to-do crafts projects ,
There's so much information in here and there's lots of pictures and diagrams to grab kid's attention.
Find info on camping, investigating bugs, rocks and insects.
Find animal tracks, crack secret codes, use a compass, read a map and lots, lots more.
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 game that's stood the test of time.
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.
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. 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
Upside Down Challenge
This is a fun game is sure to make you laugh!
Wear the specialized goggles and compete with friends and family to do challenges with your vision flipped upside down.
You'll be amazed how difficult (and funny) even the simplest tasks become challenges, including writing your name, connecting dots, drawing pictures, pouring one cup of water into another, giving a high-five and more!
Play the game outside for an even more challenging and hilarious experience!
Kanoodle is a puzzle game to be played in a race between 2 players. Slide a challenge card into the board, place the pieces shown, then race to fit the remaining pieces—before your buddy does. Press the button to launch your opponent’s pieces for the ultimate checkmate
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 dimmable 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.
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.
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.
One fabulous Stem toy for this age group is the Makey Makey kit below. Well worth checking out.
This is a really easy and fun kit to learn about electronics
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.
Super Gross Science Kit
Science kits are way more fun when the experiments include boiling boogers, creating glowing worms, and making a test tube vomit!
This kids science kit has everything needed for 15 super gross experiments.
Crystal Growing Kit
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.
A junior microscope is a great tool for getting kids excited about discovering the world around them.
These portable microscopes boast three magnification levels, including 40x, 100x, and 400x, to let you zoom in with clarity.
View plants, insects, blood, DNA, germs, and more with adjustable focus knobs.
Every microscope also comes with a petri dish, stains, forceps, dropper, test tube, slides, guides, cleaning paper, and so much more.
The World of the Microscope book is also included.
Check out a couple of gift ideas:
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.
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.
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.
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".
The gaming posters featured measure 8" by 10". You'll need to buy frames separately if you want to frame them.
Razor RipStik Ripster
Lots of fun and great for kids who perhaps like using their scooter or bike and want to try something a bit different.
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.
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.
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!
Stuff for his room
Mini Basketball Hoop
A mini basketball 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.
LED Strip Lights for Bedroom
The LED strip lights make a fantastic gift for 12 year old boys who want to jazz up their bedroom.
They look great behind a TV or computer screen, by the bed or around a desk.
The light strips featured have a music sync function, built-in sensitivity adjustable mic so the Led light color will change with the rhythm of the sound and music.
They are easy to attach. Just stick the led strips on a clean, dry surface and start enjoying the strip lighting
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
Some particularly boy focused crafts include making paper airplanes and slime kits. Check out some ideas below:
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.
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 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.
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!
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.