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Cool Gifts for Boys Age 10 and Above

Updated on January 31, 2017

Finding the Coolest Gifts for Boys Age 10 to 12

Choosing gifts for boys age 10 and above can be a very challenging task, especially since boys this age are fast developing their individual personalities. While a part of them still wants to play with their toys, a part of them already wants to be considered as a "young man". They are at this very awkward stage of their lives - not yet a teen but no longer a child. And this makes shopping for the perfect gift for boys age 10 and above quite a difficult task to accomplish.

Realizing this dilemma, I decided to search the most popular shopping sites online and take a deeper look into the world of these boys. After all, my son will soon join their ranks (he's now 9) and I'd like to know what he'll love to receive for his 10th birthday. :-)

So, what did I learn from my research? A lot! And I'll share them all with you here. Keep on reading!

Which gifts would be perfect for boys age 10 and above? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Which gifts would be perfect for boys age 10 and above? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Some of the Coolest Gifts Ever for Pre-Teen Boys

So, what gifts will boys belonging to this age group appreciate? Generally, boys of all ages will love the idea of receiving these following gift items on their birthday (or for just about any other special occasion!):

  1. Wireless headphones. Kids this age would surely appreciate getting new wireless headphones. Just make sure you choose one that is sweat- and water-resistant, and can last for hours on end on a single charge.
  2. Digital Camera. My son loves taking pictures. And that gave me an idea. What if I give him his very own digital camera for his 10th birthday? Well, you guessed it right! This is one gift every preteen boy or girl will surely treasure!
  3. His own laptop or tablet!Can anything else top that? :-)

    With all that school works piling up, every young boy will surely need to have one for his dedicated use. Now, don't go splurging in this one. After all, it's just his first laptop, and perhaps he wouldn't need all those advanced features (although he think he absolutely needs them). Go for inexpensive ones that provide all the basics, and may be some more.

In buying gifts for preteen boys...

Remember to give them something that makes them feel more like a grown-up without it being inappropriate (too childish or too advanced) for their age.

A Great Gift Idea for Boys Who Are Way Too Cool!

Boys who are in to music (well, which boy isn't?) will surely love this Sunvalleytek 4GB Bluetooth Sunglasses MP3 Player!

Coolest Gift Ideas for "Techie" Boys (and Girls, Too!)

K'Nex Gift Suggestions

Let K'Nex kits inspire young minds and satisfy kids' curiosity on how to construct simple machines. Each innovative kit keeps young builders busy and intrigued for hours at a time.

K' Nex Toys: Great Gifts for Young Boys

K’NEX Thrill Rides – Double Doom Roller Coaster Building Set – 891 Pieces –  Ages 9+ Engineering Educational Toy
K’NEX Thrill Rides – Double Doom Roller Coaster Building Set – 891 Pieces – Ages 9+ Engineering Educational Toy

My son has been bugging me for this! He loves roller coasters and would like to build his own. Should I give in and buy him one? :-)


Fostering Creativity Through K'Nex

K'Nex can help your child explore and harness his (or her) creativity. Check out these K'Nex and creations if you want some solid proof! :-) While some of these creations may seem complicated for beginners, it only shows how far these building kits can go!

Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 750 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 80+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 750 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 80+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun

With the Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750, your son can build up to 750 experiments including sound activated switch, lie detector, adjustable light controller, am radio, and rechargeable battery, among others. He'll have unending hours of fun and learning, guaranteed!


Elenco Snap Circuits

Best Educational Toys for Kids

There's no question about it, Elenco Snap Circuits kits are one of the best educational toys ever created. Through the years, Elenco Snap Circuits received a lot of recognition which includes the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2010, Dr. Toy Awards (for Green Toy and 100 Best Children's Products), and The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, among others.

Teaching Children the Basics of Electricity in a Fun Way

Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium
Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium

The SkyScout is a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more.


The Perfect Gift Idea for Teen Boys

A well-thought of gift for budding astronomers

It's never too early to nourish your child's gift. If he's developing a liking to astronomy, why don't you give him this Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium? This handy device will let your kid identify and locate thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. It'll be a gift he'll cherish for years to come!

And a perfect complement to this is the book NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe- hands down the best handbook for the beginning astronomer. The author expertly guides readers on a tour of the universe visible from any dark backyard, providing frank evaluations of many telescope models; specific advice for photographers; and a simple system for locating stars, constellations, nebulae, and other intriguing sights. Convenient charts track upcoming eclipses and the locations of the five planets visible to the naked eye (both through the year 2010).

Celestron SkyScout - Personal Planetarium - The Perfect Gift for Your Budding Astronomer


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