Buying a gift for a ten-year-old boy is tough. They grow out of things quickly, and the latest trends constantly change. That’s why I’ve put together this list for the special ten-year-old in your life.
Whether he’s a sports fanatatic, a hardcore gamer, or loves hanging out with his friends, you’ll find the perfect gift below.
The “Don’t Laugh Challenge” Joke Book
Does your 10-year-old boy enjoy making others laugh? This joke book will give him plenty of new material to try out on friends and family. It’s not just a joke book; it’s a game where everyone has to try their very best not to laugh.
This book will give your boy hours of screen-free entertainment. Telling jokes will help him develop social skills and self-confidence too. This is a fun gift for a kid with a sense of humor.
Cube Memory Game
This electronic memory & brain game is ideal for boys who like fun logic puzzles. It’s a flashing cube that has 4 different games. They all help to improve memory and hand-eye coordination.
Everyone says their kids love it and pick the games up intuitively. It is small and compact, making it an excellent gift for boys who are often bored in the back of the car.
Nike Boys Hoodie
These days, many 10-year-old boys want the same on-trend clothing as older kids. Nike hoodies are always considered cool, so you won’t go wrong with this zip-up classic.
The neutral design and variety of colors mean it’ll appeal to a wide range of boys. The soft fabric will keep him comfortable and warm too. It’s a gift any brand-loving boy will want to wear every day.
Pyle Acoustic Guitar Kit
Buying for a boy who absolutely loves music? If so, this beginner’s guitar kit is a great way to get him making melodies of his own. It includes a guitar, strap, picks, tuner, and more.
People say this 36” version is perfect for 10-year-olds. There’s also a free 2-month subscription for online lessons if he wants to speed up his progress. It’s a wonderful gift that will inspire creativity and a potential lifelong passion.
If your boy loves cooking or baking, he will be obsessed with this cookbook. It includes 57 fantastic recipe ideas that are fun and easy to make. It’s never too early to learn some kitchen basics.
This screen-free activity will help with his reading and ability to follow instructions. I think this inexpensive gift is great for young boys who have shown an interest in the kitchen.
An electronic piggy bank is a fun way to get a 10-year-old interested in savings. This kid’s safe will keep his banknotes and coins secure. His 4-digit code will mean only he can access his hard-earned money.
There is plenty of space inside, so your boy can use it to store his other treasure too. It’s a cool gift for 10-year olds who want to save their allowance for something special.
Pencil Nose Game
Does your 10-year-old love to play games and laugh with friends? Then this hilarious pencil nose game is a great gift idea. Each player takes turns to draw a picture with their nose. Everyone else has to guess what it is.
This game will challenge his creativity, coordination, and quick thinking. It’s also a lot of fun for friends and family who have to watch and guess. It’s an awesome gift for boys who enjoy social activities with others.
Razor RipStik Caster Board
Looking to buy a present for a skater boy? This lightweight caster board is perfect for him. With two wheels instead of four, it’ll put his balance and coordination to the test.
The wheels are on casters, allowing them to turn through 360°. People say this makes it feel more like a surfboard or snowboard. It’s a wonderful gift for a boy who wants to master any board sport.
Drop It Game
This is an excellent option if you’re looking for something to peel him away from the iPad. The mind-boggling ‘Drop It’ family game will get him thinking strategically. With colored game pieces and a slot board, the aim is to earn points and reach the top first.
It’s suitable for team play, so it’s good for his social skills, too. If the 10-year-old boy in your life has a competitive streak, this is the gift for him.
Spalding Mini Basketball Hoop
Buying a gift for a boy who loves basketball? If so, this door hoop is perfect for helping him practice his free throws at home. It includes a backboard, 5” rubber ball, and padded door hooks to prevent damage.
If he wants to be like Michael Jordan, this NBA replica set delivers an authentic experience. The sturdy design means it’ll take some serious abuse. It’s a slam dunk gift for any basketball-obsessed 10-year-old.
Pop and Pass Outdoor Game
Pop and Pass adds a modern twist to the classic game of catch. The lacrosse-style sticks launch foam balls into the air for a second player to catch in their basket. The sticks are easy to load and make a fun noise when fired.
People say the real challenge is catching the ball mid-air. This entertaining present encourages active play and social interaction. I’d buy this for any sporty boy who loves playing outdoors with others.
Slime is a toy that has always been popular. This kit comes with 24 different colored slimes, glitter, molds, and lots more. The gross factor and creative freedom are bound to entertain a 10-year-old boy for hours.
The slime is 100% non-toxic and odorless, so it’s safe for him to handle. I’ve heard it also makes funny noises if you poke it! Nurture his creativity and hand-eye coordination with this gooey gift.
Buying a gift for an aspiring scientist has never been easier. This 52 piece microscope kit includes all the tools he'll need for his home science lab. It comes with some easy experiment ideas to get him started, too.
Whether he examines insects or flowers, 1200x magnification will show every last detail. I think this is a special present for any 10-year-old who is curious about the world.
Remote Control Quad Bike
Does your 10-year-old boy love outdoor adventures? Then he’ll fall in love with this speedy remote control quad. Large, durable rubber tires mean no surface is out of bounds. The cool remote is super simple to use, so he can focus on having fun.
The quad is ready to rock right out of the box; it even comes with batteries. People say it’s a firm favorite with their kids. It’s a great buy for boys who want their first set of wheels.
Interactive AR Globe
Modern technology means the world has never felt smaller. Yet, for a 10-year-old boy, it’s a place full of unknown wonders. This interactive children’s globe is an exciting way for him to explore beyond his hometown.
A companion app uses augmented reality to interact with the globe. What a fun way for your boy to learn about the people, cultures, foods, and animals of the world. It’s an excellent educational gift for curious minds.
Fat Brain Toys Jixelz Set
Searching for a gift that will reduce screen time and encourage creativity? Then this Jixelz Creator set is a great choice. It includes 3000 Jixel pieces, a template book, and graph paper.
The aim is to create fun characters, creatures, and more using the Jixel pieces. The templates in the set serve as guides. However, if your boy prefers a challenge, he can create custom designs using graph paper.
Imagine an art studio that is portable and compact enough to use anywhere. This 179 piece art set is precisely that. It contains markers, crayons, paints, and much more. There’s plenty to keep a creative 10-year-old boy busy.
The carry case contains a double-sided pop-up easel. This means he can draw his next masterpiece wherever inspiration strikes. It’s a thoughtful present that will keep your budding artist well-stocked for the year ahead.
This Razor scooter is an incredible gift for a 10-year-old who loves to zoom around. He’ll enjoy the smooth ride that Razor scooters are renowned for. There are different color options, but I think this chrome and red model is the best.
Adjustable handlebars mean it’ll keep up with his growth spurts. The folding frame will help with storage on the rare occasion he put it down. It’s the perfect gift for boys who want to scoot with friends and family.
PacMan Mini Arcade
Looking for a classic game to share with the 10-year-old? If so, this Pacman mini arcade is a must-buy. It is a handheld, pocket-sized game ideal for playing at home or on the move. Authentic color LCD graphics, sounds, and gameplay deliver a real 80’s experience.
People say it’s small enough to fit on a keyring and heaps of fun to play. It’s a cute gift idea that’ll keep young boys entertained on short trips.
Shake & Make Dice Game
If you have a 10-year-old who spends too much time on his screen, you must consider this ‘Shake & Make’ dice game as a gift. Shake the small dome to roll the four dice contained within. The aim is to get a better number combination than your opponent.
It’s a fast-paced game with simple rules. While it’s fun, this game also encourages math skills and pattern recognition. I’d buy this for any boy who would benefit from some fun and competitive brain training.
Fat Brain Toys Curve Bowl
Does your 10-year-old love to play bowling? This curve ball game puts a fun, modern twist on the classic game of ten-pin. The set includes a wobbly weighted ball, obstacles, a pin, and a 10 challenge booklet.
It’s is a great way to target your boy’s precision, coordination, and critical thinking. If he enjoys bowling, this gift idea will help him sharpen his skills at home.
Magic Penny Magnet Kit
Lots of 10-year-old boys love magic. This magnet kit allows them to conjure up incredible magnetic illusions of their own. The set contains 2 super strong magnets, 35 custom coins, and an illustrated guidebook.
With 46 designs to build, this kit turns humble coins into a magical scientific adventure. I think this is a fun educational gift if your boy loves magic and science.
Laser Tag Game
This laser gaming set is ideal for a 10-year-old who loves doing battle with friends. The pack contains 2 blasters and target receivers, perfect for a one on one showdown. The blasters are compatible with other Laser X products so that other kids can join in the fun too.
The blasters have a range of 100’, so there’s lots of scope for running, ducking, and diving. It’s an exciting way to integrate technology with active play.
If you know a boy obsessed with gaming, this Nintendo Switch will keep him entertained for hours. It is a lightweight handheld device that he can use at home or on the go.
Better yet, there is a two-player option. It’s a great way to spend time playing with his friends or siblings. There are some great brain training games available, too, so he can learn while having fun.
Harry Potter LEGO
Looking to surprise a little wizard? Bring his magic wishes to life with this Harry Potter LEGO set. The step-by-step guide will help him transform the 878 pieces into the Hogwarts Great Hall. He’ll also get 10 mini-figures of the movie’s main characters.
It’s not just a one-time build model; LEGO has designed this set to be played with. So he’ll get to exercise his imagination as well as his construction skills. This present offers hours of fun for any LEGO-loving Harry Potter 10-year-old.