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Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys

Updated on November 25, 2014
gifts for 11 and 12 year old boys
gifts for 11 and 12 year old boys

Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys

Are you looking for gifts for 11 or 12 year old boys for birthday or Christmas? On this mini site you'll find a birthday list / Christmas list for 11-12 year old boys - a selection of popular gifts in all price brackets. So you're bound to find something just right - whether the boy you are buying for is into sports, video games, or creating things with his hands.

Being a homeschooler, I have included many items here that have some kind of educational value, whether it's something to keep your boy active, getting him to be creative with his hands, getting him to be inquisitive about how things work, or getting him reading. Many of these gifts will have added value if someone else plays alongside your boy. A science experiment may not seem too exciting at first, but if Dad or Grandpa does it with him, it could make all the difference.

My son is a real game fanatic - whether it's video games or board games, so I am also including sections on these.

And it you have any further ideas, you are welcome to add them to the guestbook at the end of this page.

Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys - Categories

Electronic Gifts for 11-12 Year Old Boys

20Q Version 3.0
20Q Version 3.0

20Q Version 3.0

This little 20 questions game is so cool. You think of an item and 20Q will ask you questions (up to 20) until it guesses what you're thinking. The backlit screen allows you to play day or night. Can you stump 20Q? My son had so much fun with this little item. But our family also enjoyed it. Although it was given to our son by a family friend, we all had to try our own ideas - "try this", "try that."

Also available in purple and red.

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old kids (and their families!)

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Air Hogs Hyperactives Pro

Super fun! Spend time racing friends and setting up jumps and tunnels for this powerful, little, aerodynamic RC car. This car has a flexible roll bar which enables it to right itself when it flips. No need to go and pick it up - if it's upside down, just wiggle the throttle backwards and forwards until the car flips right-side up again. And it's able to go really fast! There's a switch on the side of the controller so you can slow the car down if you are driving it inside so you have better control.

Watch the promo video below to see some of the stunts you can do with this car.

Manufacturers recommended age: 12 years+


Sports and Outdoor Play for 11-12 Year Old Boys

We all know how important it is to encourage our children to get some exercise and fresh air. The ideas in the section will encourage your lad to get outside and get active.

Geospace Walkaroo Stilts by Air Kicks

Original Walkaroo Steel Stilts by Air Kicks with Ergonomic Design for Easy Balance Walking, Assorted Colors (Blue or Red)
Original Walkaroo Steel Stilts by Air Kicks with Ergonomic Design for Easy Balance Walking, Assorted Colors (Blue or Red)

These nifty stilts are specially designed to curve around the back of the shoulder rather than having the user hunch forward. They can be used indoors and outdoors and can be adjusted to people of different heights.

Watch the short video below to see these being used and to see some of the features.

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old boys

 

LazerTag

LAZERTAG Multiplayer Battle System
LAZERTAG Multiplayer Battle System

This lazer tag game includes two phoenix guns allowing two people to play at once. You can see how many hits and shots you've made, and with the rumble pack, you will also know when you've been tagged.

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old boys.

 

Mini Basketball Hoop

This durable mini basketball hoop, with spring-action breakaway steel rim, can be mounted indoors over a door (or on a wall) to keep those boys active even when the weather does not permit going outside. Includes a 5 inch mini basketball. So much fun - even adults love this!

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old boys.

Practice Batting

MacGregor Batting Tee
MacGregor Batting Tee

A highly rated batting tee (suitable for T-ball, softball, baseball) with height adjustable from 20 to 40 inches - useful as your boy grows. It is quite heavy so it is more difficult to tip over.

Suitable for ages 7 and up.

 

Science Gifts for 11-12 Year Old Boys

Sorry - can't help myself. The homeschooler comes out in me. I love gifts that are educational AND fun. Many boys will enjoy these kits while discovering how the world works.

Scientific Explorer's Sci-fi Slime Science Kit

Scientific Explorer Sci-Fi Slime Science Kit
Scientific Explorer Sci-Fi Slime Science Kit

Have fun creating your own slime. You can create slime that changes color with heat - put it in the fridge to cool down and then hold it to see it change color. You can mix up a slime that is attracted to a magnet or slime that glows in the dark - and learn the science behind it. You can make green, red, blue, and yellow slime, and perhaps the most revolting of all (ie "appealing" to boys of this age), clear slime.

 

Electronics Sets for Boys

Electronics sets

Do you want to learn about electricity and electronics in a fun hands-on way? An electronics set may be just what you're after. You will be given a list of projects to make with your electronics set but you can also make up your own projects.

More Gift Ideas for Boys

more gift suggestions for boys aged 11 and 12
more gift suggestions for boys aged 11 and 12

Still More Gifts for 11-12 Year Old Boys

Not every boy will be interested in electronic gadgets, sports or science, so here is a link to more gifts to cater for boys with different hobbies and interests, including books for the reader, building and construction sets for the budding engineer, craft kits for the creative, and games - both video and board games.

And because many items are suitable for a variety of ages and our children develop and different rates, you may also find appropriate suggestions on my pages for 13-14 Year Old Boys or 9-10 Year Old Boys.

Do you have any more suggestions for gifts for preteen boys?

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      OliviaQ 3 years ago

      A good gift idea for share, thanks for a great lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @kerbev: Actually, believe it or not, my son got Toy Story 3 for his birthday, and he loved it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: There are books at the end...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the ideas, but just wondering why there are no books on this list......

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      kab 4 years ago from Upstate, NY

      I would also recommend the card game Fluxx. But, I'm not sure a 12 year old boy would care for Toy Story 3 or Tangled under the tree.

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      flowski lm 4 years ago

      This is a great gift guide for tween boy gifts, thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

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      AmazingRCstore 4 years ago

      Those are great ideas, i have a lens about a great gift idea for any male.... take a look! :)

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      tcolleen 4 years ago

      I don't have an 11 year old boy, but I have a feeling anything with Minecraft is going to be big this year.

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      laptop 4 years ago

      I "liked" your lens. I especially liked the science projects for preteens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: im with u

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      harry potter books

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      barbie

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: gifts 4 11 year olds boys are i pods i pads phones lego if u r not a cool parent you would get your child sports brand shorts if u r a cool parent you would get your child cool stuff i know this because i am 14 years old and i know what kids like these days

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Then please make some suggestions =D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lavalamp

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      better gifts

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fifa