Finding amazing gifts for 10-year-old boys can be a real challenge! Not only are they wanting to feel more grown-up, it can also be a challenge to rip them away from screens!
As a mom to five kids (three of them are boys!) I’ve learned which gifts boys love and keep playing with and the gifts that are duds. I’m here to share the best gift ideas for 10 year old boys!
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Ride On Toys to gift 10-year-old boys
10-year-old boys still love to play outside, and gifting them a ride on toy that is new and fabulously fun will help encourage them to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air! Here are my boys’ favorite ride-on toys.
Y Flikr Wiggle Scooter This is one of our all time favorite ride ons for all ages! It is great for 10-year-old boys because it glides and drifts. It is so fun!!
Pro Scooter Stunt Scooter A stunt scooter works better for skate park tricks. My 10-year-old has this exact stunt scooter and it has been awesome.
EzyRoller Ride-On Drifter This is a sit down version drifter. We have this and all my kids fight over it! It has a hand break and the movement comes from wiggling your feet. It is kind of a more grown-up version of a wiggle car.
Active Outdoor Toys that make great gifts for 10-year-old Boys
Outdoor toys will get your 10-year-old outside having fun! Here are some of our favorite active outdoor toys.
Pogo stick My kids love to see how many bounces they can get in a row on the pogo stick. It is also easy to store!
Skittles/Molkky Yard Game Set: One of our family’s FAVORITE outdoor games! You try to reach 50 points by knocking over wooden numbers “skittles.” If you knock over one pin, you get that amount of points. If you knock over more than one pin, you only get one point for each pin! 10-year-olds will love the strategy and math of this game.
Slackers Ninjaline If you have two trees in your yard (or a close-by park!) A Ninjaline would be such a great gift for a 10-year-old boy! It comes with all sorts of obstacles like the America Ninja Warrior tv show.
Active Inside Toys for 10-year-old Boys
I always like to gift toys that can help kids be active indoors because we get snow in the winter! Here are some of our favorite toys for indoors that still keep your blood pumping.
This is a great gift for a 10-year-old boy who has interest in skateboarding or snowboarding. Even if they don’t, it is a fun challenge to stay balanced and on top of the board!
Pindaloo Another fun little gift for 10-year-old boys, the pindaloo is a game where you toss the ball through the U-shaped tube and then try to catch it. We have one and enjoy it!
Juggling Balls Juggling is challenging but also good for eye-hand coordination. Your 10-year-old boy will love this gift and enjoy learning this skill.
Tech Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
Show boys that there is more to tech than just video games! Here are some cool tech games.
Toybox 3D Printer: We have this 3D printer and it has been amazing! I love that it can be completely done by my kids, using the ToyBox app. They love being able to make their own new toys whenever they want! It comes with lots of “food” or melting plastic and is easy to set-up and use.
Mandalorian Mini Speaker: Give the gift of music in an adorable Bitty Boomer Speaker. There are lots to choose from, but this one would be perfect for a 10-year-old who loves the Mandalorian!
MakeBlock Programming Robot Kit: This is not a toy we have experience with but it has amazing reviews. This robot kit includes a remote control and helps kids learn coding too!
Video Gaming Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
Like it or not, gaming is here to stay! If you want to find a cool gift for a 10-year-old boy who loves gaming,
Video Gaming Swivel Chair This chair will keep your 10-year-old comfy while he games!
Gaming Headseat with Microphone The new playdate is video gaming with your friends with headsets! This gaming headset will help your 10-year-old be able to hear and talk to his buddies.
Books to Gift 10-year-old Boys
I’m always giving books for gifts, here are some 10-year-old boy gift options.
Kindle Paperwhite: If your 10-year-old boy is a reader, this is THE BEST GIFT EVER. They can download ebooks FREE from the local library and have their favorite books at their fingerprints. Expensive but WORTH IT.
How to Survive Anything: Boys this age love anything to do with survival!! This is an age appropriate survival book they will LOVE!
Keeper of the Lost Cities: This is my 10-year-old boy’s favorite book series. A great choice if you want a book series!
Building Toys that 10-year-old Boys will Love
If you have a 10-year-old that loves to build, here are some fun gifts that will encourage that interest.
Lego Chain Reactions Your 10-year-old can design and build 10 amazing moving machines with this cool book. It also comes with 33 Lego pieces, 6 plastic balls, string, paper ramps and other components
Gravitrax Marble Run This is a more grown-up marble track that 10-year-old boys will LOVE! It comes with 122 pieces and 9 ready-to-go track instructions to start creating your own marble runs.
Kinetic Chain Reaction Stunt Kit This looks super fun! Using ramps, mini-trampolines and targets, your 10-year-old boy can make some wicked cool stunt courses.
STEM Gifts for 10-year-old boys
I always want to encourage my kids to explore Science Technology Engineering and Math, so I’m constantly on the look out for cool new toys to spark their interest. Here are some great options.
Science Magic Kit: Combine magic with science for an epic gift for a 10-year-old boy. This kit will let them do 20 mind-blowing science experiments including bending metal with water, create a vanishing test tube, make a coin float, and much more.
Lego Boost Creative Toolbox. This is a less expensive version of Lego Mindstorm and would be perfect gift for a 10 year old boy who loves STEM! It includes 847 LEGO pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 cool multifunctional models.
10-year-old Boy Hobby Gifts
10-year-old boys still want to play, even if they try and act more grown-up. Here are some gifts that can encourage them to try a new (fun!) hobby!
Remote Control Airplane This is the airplane two of my sons have! It works wonderfully! It has three levels on the remote control so it is easier to control when they first start flying it. Make sure you begin in a park when it isn’t too windy and have them practice shorter, close flights before getting too brave!
The Ultimate Guide to Paper Airplanes This is an instruction book that shows how to fold amazing paper airplanes. There are some books with tear out airplanes, but we’ve found this book is much better! The kids can learn how to fold it and not have to rely on paper with lines and numbers. This book provides hours of fun for my boys (and girls!).
Rock Tumbling Kit: When my boys were this age they have such interest in rocks! We bought my oldest a rock tumbling kit and all the boys have loved finding rocks and “shining” them up.
Art Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
Creativity is a skill boys will need in any career they choose! These art gits will let boys express themselves artistically while having fun.
Water Marbling Paint Kit This looks like so much fun! Your 10-year-old will fill a tray with water and then add paint on the top. After swirling the paint in the water, he can put paper on top and reveal his masterpiece.
Boy Craft Catapult Wars A buildable catapult combines creating, science and competition (everything 10-year-old boys love!)
Sports Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
Boys LOVE sports, and here are some unique sports gifts that a 10-year-old boy will love.
Badminton Set This set is portable and easy to set up. Your boy can put it up and play with friends!
Sonic Fin Football It whistles and will provide hours of fun for your boy and his buddies!
Reactive Catch Skills Trainer This funny doo-dad will help with eye hand coordination and I imagine it will get tossed around all the time just for fun!
Room Decor Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
If you are looking for a non-toy gift for 10-year-old boys, get them something fun for their bedroom!
Minecraft Torch Lamp If you have a Minecraft lover, this is such a cool gift! It is a nightlight that looks just like a Minecraft torch from the video game!
Memory Foam Beanbag My son got this beanbag for a gift from his grandparents and it is GIANT and so comfy. It would be a great addition to a 10-year-old boy’s bedroom! He can read in it, play video games or just relax.
ATM Piggy Bank: We have the less fancy version of this bank…it is amazing! This bank keeps a running total of the money inside, and has a spot for the dollar bills to get pulled inside. My kids LOVE their ATM Piggy Banks! Make sure and check the prices of each color bank…some are less expensive than others.
The Best Board Games for 10-year-old Boys
Here are my boys’ favorite board games at this age!
Imaginary Play Gifts for 10-year-old Boys
You might not expect imaginary play gifts to be listed in a gift guide for 10-year-old boys, but that is exactly what Pokemon is! Here are some Pokemon cards and accessories for this game.
Classic Toy Gift Ideas for 10-year-old Boys
These toys are classics for a reason! Show your 10-year-old that there are toys that don’t need screens to be fun!
Fancy Yo-Yo: I bought my 10-year-old boy a yo-yo for his birthday and is still playing with it a year later! He loves to do learn new tricks and carries it in his pocket.
Metal Flip Over Top: These tops flip themselves OVER and spin on the other side. They are lots of fun!
Kendama: Boys LOVE the challenge of a Kendama. There are four different places you can “catch” the ball.
I hope these gift ideas that my boys have loved will inspire you with a gift your 10-year-old will enjoy as well.