Best Toys for 11 Year Old Boys

The best gifts for 11 year old boys are sometimes difficult to choose as 11 year old boys are at that difficult age where they aren't quite teenagers but are just starting to grow out of some of their boy toys. However there are many great gifts for this age group and some more mature toys too.

The best gift to buy an 11 year old boy depends quite a lot on their interests. Are they heavily into video and computer games? Do they like music? Are they active?

I have tried to cover some great gift ideas for all kinds of 11 year old boys. This article features lots of cool toy and gift ideas including outdoor toys, video games, tech gifts, books, educational gifts and lots more. Even if you don't find what you're looking for, hopefully it will give you an idea of the kinds of gifts that are suitable. Read on to discover the best gifts for 11 year old boys.

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Legos

My son who is age 11 still loves building legos. Check out a couple of cool lego building sets he would love.

Lego Boost

Build up to 5 different models including a robot and a guitar with this 844 lego piece set.

But the fun doesn't end there, once the models are completed you can code them to do different things with your device (a tablet or mobile phone is needed). Just download the lego boost app.

​Lots of fun and very educational too.

Harry potter lego

 

 

My 11 year old loves Harry Potter as well as legos so would be thrilled with this Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall set.

The set includes 1176 LEGO bricks and features 10 fantasy figures. So you can recreate scences from the book and film

It is a wonderful set to display and / or play with when finished.

A good challenge for any lego or Harry Potter fan

Lego Star WArs Mandalorian STar Fighter

 

Star Wars fans will love building and playing with this highly detailed LEGO brick version of a Mandalorian Starfighter.

The set includes 3 new LEGO minifigures: Bo-Katan Kryze, Gar Saxon and a Mandalorian Loyalist, all with blaster pistols (5 in total) and jetpacks, to inspire imaginative play.

The Starfighter features an opening 2 Lego minifigure cockpit, 2 stud shooters, 2 spring-loaded shooters and adjustable wings.

Books

There are some great non fiction books that make perfect gifts for 11 year old boys.

A cool gift idea for a boy who likes to read is an e-reader such as an amazon kindle. Even if they have a tablet which they read on, a kindle is a better device to read books on. Unlike a tablet you can read books on the Kindle in direct sunlight so are great for reading in the park or outdoors when you need to. They are also really lightweight and easy to hold.

If he likes to read fiction, he will not doubt love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (if he hasn't tried them out already).

Why? 1111 Answers to everything

 

Got a question? Well now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact.

Why your snot is yellow? What's on the inside of a turtle shell? What's in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn't Earth just float off into space? Discover the answers inside.

With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, find the information in a fun and entertaining format.

Answers includetop ten lists, weird-but-true facts, explorer profiles, and cool activities.

The Dangerous book For Boys

 

There's tons of projects and lots of information in the dangerous book for boys.

Try fishing, discover insects, learn the rules of soccer, build a bow an arrow, make a water bomb, discover trees, learn geography, make paper airplanes skim stones, build a treehouse, make a periscope,  and lots more!

​It's a good book to have over the school holidays so there is lots of time to try out all the suggested activities.

Pranklopedia

 

Boys tend to be very attracted to pulling pranks (for some reason!).

They will love the pranklopedia book which full of pranks to pull on friends or family members.

Discover the homework hoax, the squirting blister, the movie popcorn that grabs you back.

There are classic pranks, food pranks and many more!

Hilarious jokes for 11 year old kids

 

Looking for a book to make an 11 year old laugh?

This must-have book of jokes for kids contains:
Hilarious knock-knock jokes

Silly and challenging riddles

Rib-tickling jokes and puns

Tons of trick tongue twisters

Mind boggling facts and eye-popping illustrations

Goodminton

 

Goodminton is a fun indoor game

It can be played at any time of year and is fun for all ages and skill levels.

The rackets have soft foam handles.

​The birdies slow as they spin to create a magical racket sport rally for everybody from young children to adults

Games and Gaming Gifts

If an 11 year old boy hasn't already got a games console this would definitely make a great gift for many boys. XBox 360s and PS3s are popular but it's worth checking what they want and it will probably be the same console as most of their friends.
Many 11 year old boys have a games console (Wii, playstation, Xbox) and so video games often make the best gifts. When buying a video game make sure you buy the right version for the games console they have.Some ideas of gifts for gamers include:

A set of gaming headphones, a gaming chair, a Microsoft Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership, Star Wars Battlefront video game or a gaming book such as The Guinness World Book of Records for Gamers.

gaming socks

 

This is the perfect gift for any young gamer.

The socks are super comfortable and can be worn while playing his favorite video game.

As soon as he starts gaming, he can put his feet up and show the message "do not disturb".

Perfect for a birthday gift, Christmas gift or socking filler.

LED Gamepad shaped Neon sign Light

 

This game pad shaped Neon light will look super cool in an 11 year old gamer’s bedroom.

It’s powered by USB and is easy to set up.

It’s compatible with a power bank / phone charger / computer or other USB socket. Additionally, it uses a low voltage LED energy tube.

The light is easy to hang on a wall. It’s also very lightweight.

I PAused My Game To Be here

 

If he's a gamer this is another fun t shirt.

If he's difficult to drag away from his video games, this is the t-shirt to get.

It comes in different sizes.

There are lots of different color options.

​It's made of 100% cotton and printed in the USA.

Gaming Desk

 

A desk is a great gift for an 11 year old boy. He can use it to do his homework or draw but if he has a dedicated gaming desk, it's perfect for gaming too.

The desk featured has some nifty features including a hook for gaming headphones (to keep them tidy).

The desk has a durable & easy to clean carbon fiber texture surface.

Gaming headphones

 

If he plays a lot of video games he may appreciate some gaming headphones.

Headphones are great for hearing every detail of the sound in your games (like enemy footsteps or the click of a weapon in the distance).

They cancel out environmental noise so they are also great to use when playing video games with friends.

gaming chair

 

A gaming chair to a great gift for a pre teen who loves gaming.

It's not just great for gaming but also TV, listening to music, reading and relaxing. Many gaming chairs offer full back support and a head rest for comfort.

The chair featured is adjustable and  wipes clean for easy cleaning.

Gifts for His Room

11 year olds are starting to want their own space a bit more so you could also look for items that could go in their bedroom as these quite often make good gifts. One idea is a mini drinks fridge that they can put in their room. They can cool their drinks in it for when their friends come around or when the want a cold drink for themselves.
Other ideas for their room include posters, an alarm clock or a bean bag chair.

Basketball Hoop

 

The over the door basketball hoop can be fitted onto the door of an 11 year old's bedroom.

Great to destress when having a break for homework. Or have some fun when friends come around.

The basketball hoop featured is glow in the dark and features a 5” glow in the dark basketball.

money safe

 

A money safe is a great place for 11 year olds to store their pocket money and birthday money (away from sneaky siblings and prying parents).

They can also use it store other small valuables, note or treasure items.

They safe protects their belongings with a four digit electronic password.

A great item to keep in their bedroom.

Smart Toys

Many 11 year old boys will have reached the stage when they don't really play with toys anymore. They may prefer to be playing video games, on their tablet or playing sport. However, with new technology being combined with toys this may change. There are some really fun toys that boys can play with using the technology of smart phones and wearable technology. Check out a couple of ideas below.

 

Throw Throw Burrito is the world’s first dodgeball card game.

It’s fun and easy to play. Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing squishy airborne burritos.

Great to play with kids, teens and adults of all ages.

Pindaloo

 

 Pindaloo is a juggling game which is both challenging and fun.

It’s fantastic to hone motor skills and improve hand to eye coordination as you master the basics of play.

Once you’ve got the basics,  go on to develop your own cool tricks!

4M water rocket kit

 

11 year old can construct their own rocket.

Then see how the rocket flies.

It blasts over 30 feet!

​The kit contains all the parts and instructions needed.

Outdoor Toys

Some 11 year old boy love being outdoors. Perhaps they like to play sport, ride their bike, enjoy a skateboard or zoom around on a scooter. There are lots of cool outdoor toys and gifts you can give to kids this age. Here are a few ideas;
- new bike
- archery kits -there are starter kits you can get which have everything you need to get started such as the Barnett outdoors youth archery set.
- paintballing kits
- skateboard, scooter or ripstik caster board
- outdoor basketball hoop
- equipment and gear for the sport they enjoy.

Scooter

 

A stunt scooter is an awesome option of outdoor toy for an 11 year old.

He can start trying out hops, jumps and tricks and when he gains confidence take it to the skate park.Stunt scooters are also good for short commutes to school, a friend's house or the park.Why not get a mini ramp to go with the stunt scooter so he can practice his tricks outside the home too.

Mini Launch RAmp

 

If they scooter, skateboard, inline skates or even remote control cars, they will probably love a ramp to start learning to do tricks on.

The ramp is small, but can gives kids the confidence to practice their tricks before they go to the skate park.

Also have fun racing remote control cars or trying it out with a skateboard or bike.

It's also easily portable so you can transport it wherever you need to use it whether that be the driveway, backyards, or even the park.

Nerf Super soaker

 

Kids love water fights, so why not arm them up with a nerf super soaker or other water blaster.

​The super soaker featured has a fortnite theme.

It holds up to 1 liter of water so he can really give his opponents a soaking!

It's easy to fill and easy to fire.

​Open the cap and fill the tank, then pump the handle back

Electric scooter

If has a need for speed, an electric scooter may be the gift for him .

The E200 goes up to 12mph so is quite speedy.

It features twist grip acceleration control and a hand operated rear brake.

The 8 inch pneumatic tyres offer a smooth ride.

Ride it for up to 40 minutes continuous use on one charge.

Bow and arrow set

 

This is a good beginner archery set for an 11 year old boy.

The bow and arrow adopts the left and right hand riser design, which can be used for left and right hand shooters.

It’s easy for beginners to practice, event for those that aren’t familiar with archery.

It’s made of fibreglass and riser which is strong and durable.

Ripster Ripster castor board

 

The compact Ripster is a smaller version of the RipStik Classic, with a shorter wheel base ideal for smaller riders with a narrower stance or for those who want to do more tricks.

The ripstick boards act like a skateboard/snowboard hybrid.

They are perfect for boys who like playing outside and would be excited to have a go with a new outdoor toy.

Reaction Ball - Baseball Agility Trainer

 

This little ball makes a fab stocking filler. It’s a rubber six sided ball and its design causes the ball to leap and pop randomly.

​You can never be sure which way it's going to go. It’is unpredictable nature makes it a great tool for improving hand and eye co-ordination and reaction time which can be beneficial for a lot of sports especially baseball.

It can be played with on its own against a wall or hard surface or play with it in a group or with one other person.

basketball

 

Sometimes the simplest toys are the best and a basketball is a fun toy that 11 year old boys will enjoy practising with, boucing and shooting hoops at the local park or wherever there is a basketball hoop.

The basketball come in different sizes with a size 5  being recommended for 9 to 11 year olds and size 6 for 12 to 14 year old boys.

Although some 11 year old will just prefer the a size 7 which is the standard size for men and boys aged 15 and above.

Spikeball

 

Spikeball is a super fun outdoor game which can be played at the park, beach, camping or in the backyard. It's super portable so can be played anywhere. If you have room, it can be played indoors too.

The game involves placing the net  at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents.

They have up to three hits between them (just like volleyball) to control it and bounce it back to you. When they miss, you score. First team to 21 wins.
Perfect family game which is simple to learn to play but great fun.

razor electric motocross off-road bike

 

11 year old boys will love riding around on this electric street bike.

It powers riders at speeds of up to 14 mph (22 km/h) with up to 30 minutes of continuous use.

The bike features adjustable-angle, riser-style handlebars, spoked wheels with 12” pneumatic, knobby tires, retractable kickstand, and hand-operated rear brake

drone

 

Drones are lots of fun.

The Sandrock U52 drone has some nice features for beginners including a one key for take off and landing. It also has a one key return feature, (press it and the drone will automatically come back). This is great as it stops kids from losing the drone.

Kids and beginners will love the low speed option, so they can learn how to fly the drone at their own pace.

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

Table tennis set

 

Turn any table into your next ping pong table.

The retractable ping pong net fits any table up to 72" wide and is 2" thick.

Play on any flat surface such as a dining table, coffee table, kitchen table, folding table, outdoor table, & many more.

It sets up in seconds and comes with high quality table tennis paddlers. and balls.

More fun...

nerf rampage Elite balster.

 

If he is a nerf blaster fan, he may be starting to outgrow them. But he won't outgrow this one.

The Nerf Rampage blaster’s drum holds up to 25 darts and includes 25 official Nerf Elite foam darts giving you plenty of firepower for Nerf battles.

Slam-fire action for rapid dart blasting.

Shoot a rapid-fire dart Storm at targets with the toy blaster’s slam-fire action feature as you hold down the trigger and slide the handle

3D pen

 

Creative 11 year old boys can draw, doodle and build in 3D with this high grade 3D pen.

It includes 10 colors (60 meters) of PLA plastic filament to keep you doodling for ages, as well as a power adapter, step-by-step manual, and a free stencil guide.

Just plug in, heat it up and enjoy the fun of creating three-dimensional masterpieces.

Games

Many 11 year olds like to play board games. Check out an idea below.

Harry potter trivial pursuits game

 

If your 11 year old loves Harry Potter they will love the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit game.

There are  600 questions based on the Harry Potter movies

It's quick to play, easy to store, and convenient to carry.

Play Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit from the car, on family trips, or anywhere!

gravity maze

 

This is a fun puzzle game, that can be quite addictive and is a good option to pull them away from video games and screens.

It's a simple concept.  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.

Kids will probably also love to build their own creations.

Adults will enjoy having a go at this as well. ​

Magnetic Dart Board

 

This is a really fun toy that boys will love. It could be used in a bedroom or games room.

It’s a dartboard but there are no darts with sharp points. The darts are magnetic so you don't have to worry about them making holes in the walls, ceiling or hurting other people. The darts stick to the dart board really well.​It's a great game to play with friends, siblings and other family members.​Everybody will want to have a go.

Lazer Tag

 

Lazer tag is so much fun.

The Lazer tag is a complete system that features four Lazer tag blasters and four vests for fun, action-packed Lazer battles.

It can be played indoors or outdoors, anywhere there is space.

It's a great game for adults and kids to play together too.

exit the game

 

Exit the game is an escape room themed game that players work together on to solve.

Up to 4 players work together to solve the clues and escape.

It's a card based game.

Setting sail for dangerous waters, you embark on a treacherous quest for the legendary treasure of the Santa Maria. While investigating a mysterious shipwreck, something goes terribly wrong and you are trapped deep underwater.

​Can you solve the riddles of the wreck and recover the treasure before your time is up?

ultra dash

 

This is such a fun game for kids of all ages and gets kids away from their screens and moving!

Set out the targets to design your own course however you want.

Use the tagger to choose from 3 game modes: beat the clock, target tally and relay race.

Whatever colour your tagger flashes, race to that colour target and "tag" it; tagger detects targets and scores on accuracy.

exploding kittens

 

This is a fun family friendly game that can be played by kids aged from 7 years plus.

11 year old boys will love the humour of this game.

It can be played with groups of between 2 and 5 players, although if you have 2 packs you can accommodate up to 9 players.

monopoly Fortnite

 

If you have a fortnite fan to buy for, monopoly fornite may just divert them away from the video game for a little while.

It is shorter than the normal monopoly and is created with fornite rules and knowledge in mind so will really appeal to the fornite players.

This is good board game for 11 year olds to play with their other fortnite obsessed friends.

Tech Gifts

Technology plays a huge part in all our lives no matter what are age and 11 year old boys are no exception.
Many boys this age will be getting or have just got their first phone. A smart phone is one idea as a gift. If he already has one there are lots of accessories you can buy to go with it including cases and covers, portable chargers (so you always know his phone will never run out of charge) or perhaps a selfie stick.
Tablets, laptops and the like can be very much appreciated.
Another idea is an action camera like the one below.

Action Camera

 

An action camera is great for an 11 year old boy to shoot video of their escapades.

It can be attached to a bike, helmet or other piece of equipment so he can film movies of what he does while he’s doing it.

Most are waterproof so he can take video footage while swimming.

​The Akaso camera featured is a good choice. It can be used underwater, shoots high quality video, has built in wifi and comes with a biking stand and helmet mount as well as lots of other accessories. It’s inexpensive yet it has good reviews over on amazon.

eco dot

 

The Eco dot is a nice little gadget for to have in his bedroom.

If he likes music, he can ask Alexa to find songs from one of the music service providers to play.

They can also get Alexa to read audibooks to them!

As about the weather, sports scores, set an alarm and answer questions.

STem Toys

STEM is an aconym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and there are lots of toys that 11 year old boys will love in this category.

Snap circuits light exploration gift

 

This is a fun introduction to electronics.

It's simple to click the pieces together to make circuits. Follow the instructions over 175 projects with over 55 colorcoded circuit components

If the 11 year olds have an iphone, android phone or MP3 player, they can plug it in and see your ciruits react.

4M Crystal Growing Experimental kit

 

Follow the instructions and grow your own crystals.

The kit contains all the materials needed to perform seven different crystal growth experiments.

A special display case is included to admire the crystals once they are fully grown.

An affordable gift for any young science enthusiast.

Mega putty slime

 

This is an awesome slime kit.

There's lots of different types of putty and slime to make. The magnetic putty is often one of the biggest hits with the kids!But also makes fluffy slime, glow-in-the-dark putty, liquid slime, color changing putty, snotty slime, bouncing putty and 1 DIY glow-in-the-dark slime lab.The putty and slime have their own storage containers so keep them in after you make them.

​Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set

 

This is an excellent starter kit for kids and adults who are new to rocket building.

The set is recommended for childen aged 10 plus, with supervision recommeded for children under 12 years old.

The set contains two rocket kits: the Amazon and the Crossfire ISX. It also comes with a launch pad for easy launching, plus two plastic parachutes that ensure a gentle descent to the ground.

Kids will enjoy building the rockets and have fun launching them afterwards.

4M Tin Can Robot

 

The 4M tin can robot turns an ordinary tin can into a robot.

The kit contains everything you need, just add a used soda pop can and let the fun begin.

Use the kit to create a silly robot or a motorized monster, or a combination of the two.

There are detailed instructions to help you complete the project and no special tools or knowledge are required.

Teach the value of reusing and recycling too.

magnetic penny kit

 

Perform astounding feats of magnetism as you playfully explore magnetic forces, motion and stability.

Includes 2 super strong magnets encased in stainless steel for added safety, 32 newly minted British Pennies and a US Penny.

Magic Penny Kit also comes with an activity book packed with magnet fact, penny history, and 44 fun activities.

Great for introducing and discussing geometry, focusing on shapes, positions, planes, symmetry and more.

WAtch

 

A watch has so many benefits and this one is really cool.

A watch can help them start to organize themselves. Use it to start alarms to wake themselves up and help them keep track of when they should be doing other activities.

The watch featured is multi-functional. It has a timer, alarms, it's50m waterproof, LED luminous (see the time at night!), a calandar date window and shock resistant.

Great for when doing sports or other activities.

Experience Gifts

There are some fab experience gifts that are also fantastic for 11 year old boys.
Some ideas include paintballing days, climbing experiences such as Go Ape, a young person’s driving experience or perhaps a powerboat adventure. If they have an action camera they can take it with them and shoot some video to remember the day.Or you could give them a day out which is a little less full of adrenaline. Perhaps they would appreciate some cinema or theatre vouchers. Or a bowling day and pizza?

Drawing, arts and crafts

 

Some kids love to doodle and draw, always have a pen in their hand and are dooling on scrap paper or wherever they can.

If so, they will love this doodling book which gives them lots of space to doodle and funny prompts to help them draw different creations.

It's great for firing the imagination and getting kids to draw stuff they may not normally attempt.

Book of Airplanes Craft kit

 

11 year olds is the perfect age for this book.

Whereas younger kids might need some adult help to make the airplanes, 11 year olds will be able to follow the instructions independently.

The instructions are good and the planes actually fly.

Once you've made some planes, you can have great fun seeing which ones can fly the furthest.

Catapult wars

 

If he loves constructing things like legos than he will love this catapult set.

Have fun constructing the catapults. There are two in total.

Once complete you can have more fun with catapult wars!

Take aim at your opposing target and fire off mini bean bags to win the war.

The kit includes everything you need to complete the catapults and play.

melissa and doug scratch art

 

Kids of all ages love these scratch cards.
The scratch art box includes 125 rainbow mini notes, a wooden stylus, and a handy “desktop dispenser” box to keep it all organized.Kids scratch away the surface coating to reveal the bright colors hiding beneath.Use them to write notes, to doodle or draw.They're strangely addictive.

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