What do nine and ten year old boys like? I need ideas for Christmas gifts.
It all depends on the boy -- in fact, I'd venture to say that this is the age where it starts getting tougher and tougher to get something they'll absolutely love because interests wander off in so many different places. My own 9-year-old boy (will be 10 in December) is currently head-over-heels for Star Wars, Transformers, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Hunger Games, the new Magisterium books, Minecraft, Jurassic Park and just about anything robots. He builds with Legos, K'Nex and Erector sets. He also wants to learn parkour, acquire Lego Mindstorms, learn computer programming and start a business selling as-yet-to-be-determined products.
I talked to another 9-year-old boy recently, and he really wants a new football.
The good news is, this is also an age where they'll be thrilled about things like gift cards and cash, though I know that's never quite as fun as coming up with a truly personalized gift. When I'm shopping for my son, I just try to remember that he's halfway to being an adult and he's keenly aware of it -- he hates anything that could be construed as "little kid" stuff, and truly appreciates things that acknowledge his growing skills and sense of responsibility. I don't know if that helps, but that's about all I have on this one .
Boys at this age would probably desire games like the Playstation 3. Unfortunately, consules are very expensive and does not benefit the child in any manner. So, if I were you I would probably just give him a book.
Lego sets are still popular for boys 8 - 11. The Minecraft sets are fun and promote creativity. When my son was in that age range, he loved Lego sets and any type toy that sparked his imagination. Amazon has some great ideas for boys 8 - 11.
If he is a reader, there are many books geared towards particular age groups.
"5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)" is suggested for 9 - 12 years. "The Hardy Boys Starter Set (5 Volume Set)" is another good idea in books.
Boys like to make things, explore, and learn. My son loved his children's encyclopedia set. Another good idea is a subscription to a boys magazine, like 'Ranger Rick' or 'Boy's Quest' or 'National Geographic for Kids". My son and nephews loved these mags.
Thank you, wjem my boyswere little they loved legos, hot wheels and books. My boys are in their 40s and 50s. These little boys are new in my family. I've always had girls granddaughters and great-granddaughters.
That is like my family - mostly girls and very few boys. I like any creative toys that keep kids away from video games.
Legos are still very popular at this age and Nerf products. There's a large group of kids varying in age in my neighborhood that have Nerf wars. My child has a Nerf bow and arrow and they all have such a good time.
My sons are 8 and 12 and they are both big into radio controlled cars. They come in many styles and price points from "affordable" to "outrageously expensive," but basic ones can be had for around $25.
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