Boys at age 10 can be hard to shop for. They're still a kid at heart, but they're stuck in the phase of wondering if it's still cool to play with toys, or if video games are all there is to offer for them anymore. The good news is that if you're after gifts for 10 year old boys there's a large selection of meaningful gifts that they'll love.
And, we have them all mapped out for you right here – 79 of them in fact, broken down by personality type so you can figure out gifts for the 10 year old boy who has everything.
The Best Presents for 10 Year Old Boys
Our son was ten just a couple years ago and I remember it was tough to find boy toys for 10 year olds. Come Christmas time, I found myself asking friends and searching the internet for cool toys for 10 year olds.
And, then every time a birthday party rolled around looking for boys gifts became top of mind again. You're probably finding yourself in the same boat so I can't wait to share with you my humongous guide of toys for ten year olds. To find the very best must have presents for a 10 year old boy, I've broken down my gift guide and toy review by personality types.
** Please note that I've broken these down by personality type only to try to make our gift guide more fun. You don't have to pick from the personality type of what you think the boy that you're buying for would fit in to. In fact, say that you're looking for a gift for a 10 year old boy who likes sports … simply browse the items that have to do with sports.
It's just my way of having fun and giving you my best advice on the perfect gift ideas that 10 year olds love! Looking for gift guides for more kids in the family?
Also check out these gift guides: the best gifts for 12 year old boys, finding the best rectangle trampoline, best gifts for 10 year old girls, and even gifts for 2 year old boys that they'll love!
Considerations when choosing gift ideas for a 10 year old boy:
I've been there, and you probably are in this stage right now. Boys need something that is interesting enough to hold their attention and mature enough to let them know that you think they're pretty cool. While you're looking for toys for 10 year old boys look for gifts that will keep them entertained and will let their imaginations wander.
They want to be “grown up” so badly, but they still want to play, so don't get anything too overcomplicated and you should have the best gift for the 10 year old boy in your life this year!
Although I have mapped this gift guide for 10 year old boys by personality type, it's still a good idea to keep in mind that they're staring to get their own hobbies and interests – you can have a real winning gift if you're able to work in some of those to the tween-agers gift, too.
Oh, and not to complicate matters, they don't love Lego sets like they used to …. but given some time with a buddy they might just choose that over something else. So, think of gift ideas that 10 year old boys can play together while you're looking for that perfect gift.
How the personality types are broken down in my gift ideas for 10 year old boys article:
First Born: detailed, orderly, persistent, respectful, deep Middle Child: adventurous, determined, outspoken, competitive, strong-willed Youngest: thoughtful, controlled, adaptable, attentive, diplomatic The Youngest's Younger sibling: playful, sociable, talkative, lively, imaginative
First Born Personality Gift Ideas:
In most families the birth order of the first born child gives them the detailed, orderly, persistent, respectful, deep characteristics. You'll find more thoughtful, meaningful gifts in this category but these boys still love remote controls, Nerf guns and walkie talkies!
1. Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst
Talk about some major fun!
Kids can build & rebuild endless robotic creations with this single kit. The perfect gift for aspiring engineers & tinkerers! Kid-tested, parent-approved. This set allows kids to build robots with 10 challenge cards, Wood, Electric motors, & hardware. 2. Razor E100 Electric Scooter The kids have so much fun on these Razor electric scooters! You'll love the ultra-quiet chain-driven motor, and the kids will find ease of use from the handy twist-grip throttle, and since it features rear wheel drive for increased traction and control, they're pretty easy to use, too. 3 . Mizuno MVP Prime Baseball Glove Series Does the boy in your life love baseball? If the answer is yes, he'll really love the professional style smooth leather with the perfect balance of oil and softness in this Mizuno Baseball Glove. Plus, this will come in handy come baseball season! 4 . Hasbro Gaming Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set
The stranger things themed Dungeons & Dragons starter set has everything your son needs to unleash his imagination and live out the dream of exploring the upside down from the Netflix original series, stranger things.
In the game he'll battle his way through the D&D universe & the upside down as one of the characters played by the stranger things gang. Five Ready to Play character sheets are included so he can start right away with some friends.
Azul is a tile-placement game in which players compete for the highest score by claiming tiles and arranging them on their board to score points. Every tile that is claimed affects what your rivals can take next. Your son will have to make choices that help them without helping their rivals much!
This game is perfect for 2-4 players and will last 30-40 minutes.
6. Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis Kids Electronic Handheld Game
Imagine being able to play a solo game of table tennis without needing a full-sized table! This game brings exciting bouncing action into the palm of a boys hand!
This is a gift idea for the 10 year old boy who has everything, and the perfect idea if you're looking for something fun for a boy to do when friends aren't around. And, if friends are around to hang, boys can challenge friends by taking turns to get the highest score. Boys will think this is so cool with all the lights and flashing going on!
7 . MERGE Cube Augmented Reality STEM Tool
Have someone to buy for that is STEM focused? The MERGE Cube allows them to learn with augmented reality using the MERGE standards-aligned STEM app, Merge Explorer. They can hold the solar system, explore DNA, play math games, investigate plate tectonics, dissect a frog, and more! Dig up a dinosaur, solve a virtual Rubik's Cube, and build a Minecraft world – the opportunities are endless with this 10 year old boys presents idea!
8. How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding
The boy that you're shopping for will have the opportunity to become a master coder with these step-by-step instructions and robot helpers too! How to Code teaches all the basic concepts, including Loops, Variables, and Selection, and then develops skills further until the learner can create their own website . . . HOW COOL!
The Stealth BMX series is a great entry level complete that works well on the street, dirt, and park. And, with the Hi-Tensile steel frame and alloy top load stem, boys will love the durability! And, since these include front & rear pegs, they can take buddies along for a ride, which is like the coolest thing in the world if you're a ten year old boy!
10. Evo App-Connected Coding Robot
Meet Evo – an award-winning coding robot that unleashes the inner creator in any boy age nine and up! One of the best parts is that this robot arrives assembled and ready to play with app games and two ways to code with Evo online with the ozoblockly editor or screen-free with the stroke of a color code marker. Boys can level up and unlock upgrades with EVA as you make creations and play games like ozolaunch. What a unique gift idea!
Now THIS is the NERF gun you bring to a neighborhood battle! The Blaster holds 8 rounds and fires them at a velocity of 90 feet per second, and it's a souped up version with a spring-action mechanism, trigger lock, and ready indicator.
12. Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone
This fun invention kit for boys lets them turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads and turn science into fun when you can connect the world around you to your computer! And, huge bonus – the setup is just plug, clip, and play! No programing knowledge needed. The kit works with Mac, Windows and Chromebook so it's versatile, too.
13. LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit
If the boy you're buying for is anything like the boys that I buy for, using LEGO to teach STEM concepts is genius. This LEGO set includes 847 LEGO pieces that kids can build and rebuild into 5 cool multifunctional models.
Use the LEGO pieces to construct and code Vernie the Robot to dance, rock out on the Guitar4000, foster Frankie the Cat, interact with the Autobuilder, or explore a new discovery with the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4). The IQ-boosting activities are endless! And, how cool when they see that all of the instructions are included with the free LEGO BOOST app.
Middle Child Personality Gift Ideas:
This is our more adventurous type of ten year old boy. Nine times out of ten this is the more outgoing boy in the family and the one that is most often in trouble. There, I said it 😉 He's loads of fun though! These are the best gifts for 10 year old boys 2019 has to offer and I'm guessing that these will still apply for the best gifts for 10 year old boy 2020!
Boys will be able to build unlimited electronic games and gadgets with this kit that includes: 6 base boards, battery module, variable resistor module, microprocessor module, tricolor LED module, speaker module, photodiode module, tilt switch module, 6-LED array module, 2 push button modules, 31 Jumper wires, and a 48-page book! WOW! 2 . RipStik Caster Board
Our son has the RipStik and believe it or not, our daughter just mastered it as well! If you need a fun, outdoor toy that everyone in the family can enjoy, this is the toy for you! Plus, it really works the kids' cores!
Give boys a target set by NERF and you're going to encourage fun, friendly competition for hours! And, because the target can stand up or be hung on a door, it's versatile, too.
You can't get much more nostalgic for a pre-teen boy than by indulging them with the Hardy Boys. The first five books in the classic mystery series starter set are packaged together in a collectible box set featuring a newly redesigned slipcover. This is perfect for the boys that love to get lost in a good book.
5. NERF Fortnite AR-L Elite Dart Blaster
Have a Fortnite fan to buy for? You're going to love this AR L blaster that was inspired by the blaster used in Fortnite, capturing the look and colors of the one in this super popular video game. Boys will be able to blast 10 darts from this motorized blaster that has an acceleration button to power up the motor – FUN!
The eight one-touch stunts that this drone can do will keep boys busy for hours! And, they will think that the auto launch and land feature with one-button stationary hover and gentle landings are awesome – guaranteed!
7 . Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition
Another book recommendation for the readers in your life! This is the fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay. The perfect book for any boy to enter a whole new world of imagination.
8. Bitsbox Coding Subscription Box for Kids
This is the gift that keeps giving! Kids start by coding from examples with no experience necessary and progress quickly to inventing their own apps.No previous coding experience is necessary. Each kit includes a helpful Grownup Guide and unlimited email support, too!
Bitsbox is coding for kids that strikes a balance between challenge and entertainment, as kids practice life skills like problem-solving, typing and persistence. These are all great things that any boy should learn – and the fact that you can get it from a toy? Awesome!
9. Nighthawk Electric Ride-On Toy
Any ten year old will love the independence that the Nighthawk Electric Ride-On toy will give them! With the ability to start and stop pedals lets riders twist, turn and glide around obstacles at variable speeds up to 6 mph.
They'll love the sleek design with supporting wheels that allows riders to lean left and right and easily maneuver around obstacles. Parents shouldn't worry either, because the Nighthawk meets children's safety standards and offers extra protection with easy steer handlebars and a red safety flag to make the rider easy to spot while riding.
10 . Pop-A-Shot New Official Home Dual Shot Basketball Arcade Game
The Pop-A-Shot that we remember from our childhoods – yes! It's been redesigned! Kids and adults alike will love the completely redesigned Home Dual Shot with revolutionary technology and multiple game options featuring 16 different games–the most of any arcade basketball game–and six audio options, the Home Dual Shot provides interactive game play for hours. Talk about some serious FUN! 11. Chrono Bomb Secret Agent Maze Game
Boys looking for something fun to do?? Not anymore! With the Chrono Bomb Secret Agent Maze Game they'll be able to create a “laser” Maze with string-not real lasers! But, there's a string sensor that will detect the movement and make time count down faster! And, check this out! Kids can slip on the UV light goggles to make the string glow so they can play in the dark for added fun and challenge!
12. Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit
The Snap Circuits have been on Amazon Deal of the Day every single year since I've been blogging. It's the Lincoln Logs of STEM toys and a real winner in every single boys list that has received this winning toy. Boys will love the things that they can make from this kit like a photo sensor, a flashing light, an Adjustable-Volume siren and much more!
13. Engino Discovering Stem: Levers, Linkages & Structures Building Kit
With the Engino Levers, Linkages and Structures Building Kit boys will get 16 working models such as a seesaw, a movable weight scale, a wheelbarrow, a parking gate, a toy with moving figures, a panto-graph and two types of linkages and 8 structures – Wow, right?
14. Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag Mega Pack
Worried about your son having too much screen time? He won't with this toy! This Infrared Laser Gun Indoor and Outdoor mega pack allows for four players and is a team action toy. Boys will love the options to select one of the 4 gun settings – PISTOL, SHOTGUN, SUBMACHINE GUN and ROCKET, not to mention the ultra-realistic shooting sounds and vibrations that accompany each setting for a riveting game.
15. SmartLab Toys Archi-Tech Electronic Smart House
With the SmartLab Toys Electronic Smart House boys can design and build amazing architecture with lights, sound, and motion; The modular building system lets you add and stack floors in all sorts of configurations, then add your own furnishings, art, tiny plants, and accessories. That is fun!
Youngest Child Personality Gift Ideas:
The youngest child personality in my gifts for a ten year old boy toy review is a boy who is attentive – always listening, always aware and probably the most adaptable of the family.
1 . Gili Building Toys Construction Engineering Kits
Need toys that can help boys pass the time without screens? The Gili Building Kits contain a step-by-step manual that allows kids to build a dump truck then take it apart and rebuild a propeller plane. The dump truck features two working mechanics, a knob to turn the wheels and another to move the tipping cargo bed up and down.
The propeller plane features a knob to rotate the propeller. Kids can watch how gears work when they play with and build this set. By simply assembling and changing the set out they'll be learning and playing all at the same time!
2. Zing Air Hunterz Z-Curve Bow
The Zing Air Hunterz Bow and arrows are always on boys gift lists! These are safe, too since there's a suction cup at the end of the arrow!
3. The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid
The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition featuring 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth. This is the perfect gift for the kid with 1000 questions and a desire to learn! He will not be bored with this guide – guaranteed!
4 . Big Art Set
This Big Art Set can go anywhere! With 18 colored pencils, 16 fine-point markers, 18 crayons, 14 oil pastels, eight watercolor cakes, 2 paintbrushes, 2 drawing pencils, a sharpener and an eraser this kit has everything an artistic boy will need! And, he'll love customizing the plain brown paper exterior of the case, too!
5 Terrasect Remote Control Transforming Vehicle
Watch this indoor/outdoor remote control vehicle transform from vehicle to ball, back to vehicle again with easy to use trigger button.
6. Brainbolt Brain Teaser Memory Game
Looking for a game that boys can play together? They'll love this game where they can challenge their brains by memorizing the light sequence and following along for as long as they can without breaking the pattern. So much fun without a screen! 7. Blank Comic Book Draw Your Own Comics
Unleash your inner creativity in this blank comic book journal that is perfect for both kids and adults! This high quality journal comes with over 100 pages of blank comic book scenes ready for boys to fill – how fun!
8. Franklin Sports Table Tennis to-Go
Naturally competitive boys will turn any table into a fun game of table tennis and see who wins! This set includes 2 paddles, 2 balls, net and everything they need for an exciting game! Don't worry, the drawstring mesh bag holds everything neatly and securely, so they can take it anywhere for instant fun for a whole gaggle of boys!
9. Treasure X Aliens – Dissection Kit with Slime, Action Figure, and Treasure
Kids can use the included tool to dissect the alien and save the hunter from the slime filled belly! How fun is that?! A bag of reusable ooze is included in every alien stomach as well as a tweezer tool to help pull out the alien stomach contents!
And, it doesn't have to be a huge mess, either! Boys can store the ooze in the included storage container or squish the slime into the alien head and watch it ooze out! If this isn't the perfect toy for a boy, I'm not sure what is!
10. K'NEX Thrill Rides Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set
Any boy will have loads of things to do and projects to make with this 809 K'NEX parts and pieces set! And there's even a motor included along with a coaster track, coaster car and tech robot themed graphics.
And, even cooler, once he's done building, he can download the FREE K'NEX Ride It! app to ride the Bionic Blast in virtual reality or digitally build a “lit” roller coaster! Throwing in some ten year old language there!
11. ZURU X-Shot Rapid Fire Bug Attack
The Zuru X-Shot fires darts up to 80 feet at real moving targets! How fun is that?!
12. Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume
What kid doesn't want to dress up as an inflatable dinosaur?? None! That's right! This inflatable costume can not only be used for Halloween, but year 'round.
Does the boy in your life love games like Ticket to Ride or Catan? If so, this is the game to buy! Kids will be able to experience the riches of this era in Splendor, a fast, elegant, and intuitive game in which players vie for control of gem mines, trade routes, and storefronts to master the gem trade and attract the attention of nobles.
14. 4 Player Upright Arcade Machine with 3,016 Games
I couldn't not include some sort of arcade games, right? But, yes, this is a family type of gift, in fact, it could even be one gift for the entire family! Kids will love the 32″ LED Monitor and with over 3000 games, the family could play a different game every day of the year for nine years! Sounds like game night might have just gotten an upgrade!
15. Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5
Does the boy in your life sink into Sci-Fi like the comfiest couch ever? If so – this is the book set for you! A war has been raging between the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia for years. According to a prophecy, five dragonets will end the bloodshed and choose a new queen.
But not every dragonet wants a destiny. And when Clay, Tsunami, Glory, Starflight, and Sunny discover the truth about their unusual, secret upbringing, they might choose freedom over fate — and find a way to save their world in their own way.
16. Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit
The favorite boy of every boy's childhood rages on in this unique coding kit where boys can build a wand that responds to his movements. With the wand and coding, the receiver of the gift can make feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire flow, pumpkins grow, and more.
17. ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game
The Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy that's one of the best gifts you can buy for boys and girls age 8 and up. With the 60 challenges from beginner to expert levels, a game grid, 9 towers, 1 target piece, and 3 marbles boys will have no problem keeping busy and entertained..
The Youngest's Younger Sibling Personality Gift Ideas:
If you have a youngest in your family, there's no denying who this is – they're the baby and they are 100% fun 100% of the time. Carefree and talkative and not a care in the world. These are cool toys for 10 year old boys that are in this personality type.
1. Force1 U49WF Drones with Camera
This remote control drone has a 720p HD camera, a 360 flip button, and easy to use remote – and guess what is even cooler? Kids can stream video drone footage on mobile devices when flying, snap photos and record footage – WOW! Kids will love that the drone has a 150-meter range for up to 25 minutes flying time with 2 rechargeable drone batteries.
2. SmartLab Toys Room Defender
What kid doesn't want to have an alarm on their bedroom door? Whether it's keeping pesky siblings out of their room or just having some privacy to read, this room security system is top-notch. Kids will love the programmable room security system with sirens, lights and sound effects and a door alarm with secret access codes, secret knocks and key cards. Kids can even record personal greetings and messages for family members and friends. How fun!
This interactive dragon reacts to sound, motion and touch and even plays like a puppy in tame mode. The perfect match for the youngest children's personality.
4 . My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure
Do you have an explorer in your family? If so, this a gift idea that you'll want to keep top of mind if not grab it now while it's in stock! This guide explains what rocks and minerals are, how they form, how they're used, and doesn't stop there – it even highlights astounding record breakers and amazing facts.
5. Scalextric ARC One American Classics 1:32 Slot Car Race Track Playset
This revolutionary slot car race set system allows users to wirelessly create and manage races with a handheld smart device, such as a smartphone or tablet – it's like the Jetson's garage!
6. Monopoly: Fortnite Edition Board Game
Calling all of the people buying for Fortnite fans! Monopoly has entered the Fortnite game – and in this Fortnite edition, it's not about what players own; it’s about how long they can survive. 2 to 7 players claim locations, battle their opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive; the last player standing wins. What a fun take on Monopoly!
7. Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles
Have someone likes to sink into a good book? Fourteen-year-old Ronan Boyle is the youngest and lowliest recruit to the secret Garda, an Irish police force that handles the misdeeds of numerous magical creatures.
Fast paced, action packed, and completely hilarious, this is the start to an exciting new middle-grade series by actor and writer Thomas Lennon. This might just be an upcoming series you'll want to get some boys near you hooked on! 8. Choose Your Own Adventure 1-4 Book Set
Maybe you're looking to buy for someone who hasn't quite found their way with books yet. If that's the case, you'll want to grab this Choose Your Own Adventure book set. Written in the second-person, the reader is the hero of the story, and there are several stories for kids to really get into.
9. Animal Science Kit for Kids Have a boy to buy for that gets intrigued by all things gross? Welcome to the exciting world of biology, owl pellets, and bones.
8 lab tools allow kids to learn importance of small critters, nature, owl, and the food chain. If they just can't want for 6th and 7th grade science to dissect animals, this is the kit to buy!
10. National Geographic 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) Some boys just love to know all the things, and this is the gift for those boys – feed their minds with some AWESOME facts! Lively and information-packed, this book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love.
Boys will get mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more! A visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design, this book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.
11. Bogs Kids Classic High Waterproof Insulated Rubber Rain and Winter Snow Boot There is not a boy in the world who don't like to explore and these will keep him exploring until they won't fot any longer – AND they'll keep him clean and dry! In fact, these are made with 7mm Neo-Tech insulation to keep feet warm and comfortable in cold weather.
12. WowWee COJI The Coding Robot Toy COJI the Coding Robot Toy allows boys to control their robot from a smartphone – how cool is that? What a great way to encourage STEM learning.
13. STEM Club Toy Subscription Talk about exciting mail! Discover highly-rated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Toys from leading brands handpicked by Amazon’s Toy experts every month! I mean, we're only excited to get mail for a few short years, right?!
14. Mystic Emoji Ball Kids LOVE reading fortunes! Just Shake, Turn Over and Reveal Your Fortune; but with this fortune tellers ball you'll see emojis too.
15. Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Rocket You've never had as much fun outdoors as you have when you've played with a Stomp Rocket! And this Stomp Rocket has a bonus that it glows in the dark! Kids love that these rockets launch up to 100 feet in the air! This is a great birthday gift for ten year old boys that they can play as a group.
16. Capture the Flag Outdoor Game Want the kids to play outdoors more? Get them the best outdoor games! The Capture the Flag game includes 25 light-up game pieces, 12+ hours of batteries, and 12 different ways to play!
And, it's not just for kids! Teens & adults will enjoy this awesome icebreaker game that develops teamwork, social skills and strategy! This is a unique group game for schools (inside a gym with the lights off), youth organizations, leadership retreats, corporate retreats, sleepaway camps, summer camps, family reunions, sports teams and more! 17. Bit Coding Robot Meet Bit, a pocket-sized, basic bot for building early STEAM skills. The robot arrives assembled and ready to play with two ways to code, too – so no setup frustration.
18. Razor Dune Buggy There's really not a kid on earth who wouldn't like this I am guessing! The dune buggy reaches speeds of up to 10 mies per hour but is safe with the durable tubular steel frame and padded bucket seat with seatbelt. Kids up to 120 pounds can drive for up to 40 minutes of fun.
Tons of ideas if you're on the hunt for a unique gift idea for a ten year old boy!
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