Cool Gifts for Boys Age 10 and Above

Cool Gifts for Boys Age 10 and Above
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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!

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. iPods

    Boys this age are starting to show their individuality and one way they express it best is through their choice of music. Taking this into account, who wouldn't appreciate receiving an iPod? :-) Don't worry about the cost - there are a lot of affordable iPods in the market today.

    In case your young man already has his own iPod, you can consider giving him iPod accessories such as iPod skins, belt clips, speakers, an alarm clock, charms, and carrying cases. The list goes on and on!

  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!

Sunvalleytek 4GB Bluetooth Sunglasses MP3 Player
Sunvalleytek 4GB Bluetooth Sunglasses MP3 Player

With American Polaroid polarized lenses, support headset & hands-free profiles, and an upgradable firmware, pre-teen boys will surely love to wear these sunglasses all the time!


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.

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 Discovery Kit, Frustration Free Packaging
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Discovery Kit, Frustration Free Packaging

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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Did You Find the Perfect Gift? 18 comments

mockingbird999 5 years ago

Nice gift ideas. I bet boys that age would love the electronics you have listed.

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BeaGabrielle1 5 years ago Author

@mockingbird999: Thanks for the blessing! Saw it on my dashboard! :-)

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krish218 5 years ago

great tips and options!

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emmaklarkins 5 years ago

I imagine this age is hard to shop for. Great list!

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beerhead 5 years ago

Great selection of gifts.Many of these types of gifts are what my 13yo boy has been getting for gifts through the years. Great lens!!

anonymous 5 years ago

These gift idea lenses are super - especially if you are an older auntie who doesn't live with the kids and doesn't want to buy something they'll hate.

anonymous 5 years ago

These are some great ideas for boys in this age group!

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Close2Art LM 5 years ago

cool toys wish I was ten again...RWJR

catherinenbrooks 5 years ago

nice stuff.Great job...

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bharat01 4 years ago

Hey nice gift ideas for boys, great lens.....:)

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PamelaU 4 years ago

Great lens, but not all of these toys aren't exclusively for boys....girls should be pointed towards the science-y stuff more.

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BeaGabrielle1 4 years ago Author

@PamelaU: Hi Pamela. Yes, I agree with you on that. :-)

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BeaGabrielle1 4 years ago Author

Thanks for the kind words, guys!

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Digory LM 4 years ago

Hi Bea,

Fyi, looks like somebody posted an inappropriate ad on your lens under tweets.

Great ideas otherwise . I just wrote an e-book for teen boys about basketball. Would be very pleased if you checked it out on my 'Long Shot' lens. Thanks

anonymous 3 years ago

Hi Bea,

I'm an actual ten year old writing to you, but just wanted you to know that Christmas is coming up soon and I really need a gift for my eleven year old brother. If you have any ideas I would be pleased to hear them! Thanks again ð

anonymous 3 years ago

Christmas is coming up and I have no idea what I want so I checked this out. I couldn't find anything all the suggestions were for 9 year old kids I'm 11

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beaworkathomemom 3 years ago

You have so many unique ideas, thanks for sharing all these! I really like the iPod idea.

etchedingifts 3 years ago

Really nice gift ideas. I would prefer personalised engraved gifts.

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