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Coolest Gift Ideas for Boys Age 10 – 12 in 2021

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Are you racking your brain trying to think of gift ideas for boys age 10, 11, or 12? Tween boy gifts can be really hard to come up with especially as they get older. They aren’t playing with little kid toys anymore so what do you buy them?

Let’s make your life easier with this awesome gift guide for boys filled with tons of gift ideas you can easily order from Amazon. No need to go out to shop to find awesome presents which will save you tons of time.

All the gifts will make great Christmas gifts and birthday gift ideas. You’ll be set for the whole year. Plus you can pass on some ideas to the grandparents and family who keep asking you to tell them what your son wants.

The gift guide is broken up into Games for Boys and Electronic gifts. So you’re sure to find something they’ll love. Check out this complete gift guide with 20 gift ideas for boys and stop stressing!

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Awesome Games for Boys

Spike Ball Game Set – I saw this on Shark Tank and instantly knew this game would be hours of fun for our kids.

It’s an active game that is played kind of like volleyball and can be played in the backyard or even in a basement during the winter months.

If your looking for an energetic game this is it.

Hoover Ball Soccer Set – This fun soccer set keeps your child active when indoors. The ball hovers over any smooth surface and glides into the nets. My kids have had a blast chasing this around the house to score a goal.

Bonus, it has not marked up any of our floorboards!

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Game Tables – We gave this game table to our son for his birthday this year and it’s been a huge hit. The table has 10 games with Pool, push hockey, ping pong, and foosball.

Their friends will now come over and play this rather than video games. Well, at least for a while but hey that’s a win nowadays. Even their older teenage cousins will play with them.

12 in 1 Game Table – We also purchase this table for Christmas several years ago and really liked that it came with 12 different games.

Both tables are similar in size but this one doesn’t come with Pool which is why we also purchased the table above.

The basketball game is a fun addition to the 12 in 1 table too.

We have both tables set up in our basement and they get played with more than anything else we own. It’s great for family game nights too!

Sports Subscription Boxes – Your sports-loving kid will be so excited to receive these cool sport-themed subscription boxes. Each month kids will get fun items to encourage them to go out and play their favorite sport.

Parents & Grandparents can choose from box themes of Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Football, and Hockey. Or choose a mystery box with all sports. Inside kids will find training aids, gear, accessories, collectibles, swag, and snacks.

Boxes are based on your child’s age so they’re sure to receive the right gifts each month. This is really a fun way to keep their birthday going all year long.

Otrio Board Game – This fun strategy game is a cross between Tic Tac Toe and chess. Two to four kids can play at a time and try to be the first to get three in a row.

This is a great game to play as a family that even older teens would enjoy playing. Our kids play it with their friends all the time and love it.

Hookey Ring Toss Game – A fun version of darts without the sharp darts. Great to hang up in a kid’s bedroom, basement, or garage to play with their friends.

Emoj’nks Emoji Card Game – Fun, fast-paced card game for your emoji-loving kids. Has beginner and advanced levels of play to adjust for your kids’ age.

This is a great game for the whole family to play or to play with their friends. It would be great to take on a family vacation, too!

Kids will love these fun gaming socks to wear while playing.

Marvel Villainous is a super fun game for all those Marvel Fans. It’s an asymmetric card game with each player choosing a marvel role of one of the 5 Marvel Villains. A fun and challenging game for older kids.

Monopoly Fortnite – Does your son still love playing Fortnite? Get them off their device with this fun Fortnite version of Monopoly.

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Lego – Does your child enjoy building Legos? Challenge them with building Technic Legos. These Legos are a little harder to build and are for older children. This one actually moves, too!

There are tons of different versions so click around below and find the one that your child would like best.

Discovering STEM – Does your son love Science and Stem projects? Try out this cool Stem Science Kit they can build at home. Learn to be an engineer creating 16 different working models such as a seesaw, catapult, and parking gate.

I love that it has more than one type to build so your son always has something new to create.

Creation Crate – A fun monthly STEM subscription box to help kids learn with hands-on projects that will teach them coding and electronics.

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The Creation Crate includes all the components needed to create and program projects like light-emitting diodes (LED), Ultrasonic Sensors, Breadboard, Circuits, and more. It’s pretty cool for your techy kids.

Our kids can’t wait for it to arrive in the mail each month! The one above is a Go-Kart we made that pulls back and races.

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Nerf Guns for Boys

Nerf Guns – If you have a Nerf gun lover, you can never go wrong with another Nerf Gun. You will find a huge variety of Nerf Guns to choose from at the stores.

I will give you a couple of favorites but check out our Nerf Gun Review for more ideas.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster – This is a great started Nerf Gun. It is reasonably priced and easy to use. We gave this out at our son’s Nerf Gun Birthday Party and it was a big hit.


Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike – The fun of the Modulus Nerf guns is you buy the base and then can add on different parts based on what your child likes best. The Nerf gun works great at the base level so don’t feel you have to get the add ons.

I see it as a good option for future birthdays or if more than one person wants to go in on a gift.


Laser Guns – If you don’t want to deal with all the Nerf bullets, try these fun laser guns. We have these and the kids love them! They can run around the house and there is no mess or pain of being hit by a Nerf bullet.

They work great outside, too. Plus they hold up to the wear and tear of boys.

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Electronics for Kids

Hoover Boards are hugely popular with kids right now. It’s a great way to get them outside and off electronics.

But for those kids that love their phones, they can connect this Hoover board to a Bluetooth speaker. It has self-balancing and is easy to ride for beginners to master.

Nintendo Switch Lite is a smaller strictly handheld version of the Nintendo Switch. Parents will like the lower price point and kids will like the smaller feel and access to tons of games. The only downside is you can only play games that support the handheld mode.

To keep it safe you might want to also get a case or screen protector.

Echo Dot – This is a perfect gift for the music-loving kid. It also has Alexa which is hugely popular now. Kids love to just yell out what they want and have Alexa find it for them.

I really like that it is so small and can fit anywhere in the house but I also included a larger size so you could see the difference in both types.

Head Phones for Xbox, Game Counsels, and iPad – We searched for headphones my son could use on the Xbox and his iPad and these have worked great. They are reasonably priced, have a microphone, and soft memory earmuffs. Plus they light up which is my son’s favorite feature.

Wireless Headphones for Xbox – If your child is a real gamer, they will love these wireless Xbox headphones. These are more pricey than the wired headphones but they have a great sound and a microphone for games.

Bluetooth Speaker – Another gift for music lovers is a Bluetooth speaker. This one hooks up to pretty much any music playing device you may have at home. It’s portable so they can use it in their room, outside or wherever they may be.

Drones for Kids

Drones are all the rage right now with kids. It’s fun to fly them around the yard or a nearby park. They can be a little tricky to figure out but once you do it’s a blast.

When deciding on a drone think about how easy is it to fly, your level of experience, do you want a camera, and how long the batteries will last.
Check out these Drones and see if there is one your child will like.

The Quadcopter Drone hooks up to a phone so you can view live video as you fly. It is easier to use and would be great for beginners. The drone has one key take-off and landing which makes it much more user-friendly.

Remokids RC Quadcopter Drone – There are three-speed modes to move from beginner to more advanced. This is great because it hits all levels of experience.

The drone does not have a camera but does have night light mode which is cool. Plus it’s rechargeable so you won’t go through a ton of batteries.


Hand Controlled Drone – Want a drone that is a little easier to use. My kids love this hand-controlled drone. You can use it in the house which is great on rainy and cold days.

Did you find some great gift ideas for boys? Finding gifts for 10-year-old boys and tween boy gifts can be difficult but I hope this gives you some new ideas. All of these would make great Christmas gifts or birthday presents for boys in 2021.

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Birthday Party & Holiday Party Ideas

Be ready for upcoming birthdays by visiting our party page for fun birthday games, themes, and gifts.

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