For the last few years, the 10-year-old boy has been one of the most coveted demographics for marketers. According to a report by the Digital Marketing Institute, 90% of boys between the ages of 8 and 11 own a tablet or smartphone. They’re avid users of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. So, it’s no surprise that the answer to “What do boys like” is still “toys.”A decade ago, boys’ toys were (for the most part) basic action figures, which didn’t have a lot of play value. Today’s boys have a much wider range of toys to choose from, so it’s important to keep things interesting and fun while still keeping them age-appropriate.It’s a big job being a parent. That’s why it’s important to pick the right presents for 10-year-old boys at Tween to Teen to help your kids feel happy and confident. Our range of sports, electronics, arts and crafts, books and games will give you lots of great gift ideas for boys.
Here are some gift ideas boys that you can purchase online:
- Lego Duplo sets
These are designed for toddlers and preschoolers, but make great presents for boys of all ages. Lego has a huge array of kits designed just for this age group, including fire engines and police cars.
- Lego Technic sets
These are even more sophisticated than the basic Legos, but they’ve been around since 1978 (so they’ve had plenty of time to develop). The Technic sets allow you to build complex creations from basic Lego pieces. A few Lego fans will enjoy having one or two of these around their house.
- Bargain basement toys
Toys can be expensive, but buying them at garage sales or consignment stores will get you the same brand name toys at way less than retail prices. You might also want to check local auction houses or flea markets for gently used toys that might not have been played with much. Big box retailers often have used toy sales once a year.
- Nostalgic items
Kids are constantly discovering new things about their parents’ past; that’s part of growing up. If your son is old enough, point out an old relic (like an old transistor radio) that means something special to you. It won’t be outdated, because great music never dies!
- Build your own hovercraft
You probably had a toy car when you were a kid, right? Well, this gift for boys is a little more advanced. This kit lets kids assemble their very own RC hovercraft that they can actually use to play with.
- Bubble gun with LED lights
This might not be the most educational gift idea, but it’s definitely going to make your kid happy. It lights up and makes bubbles. What could be better than that?
- Cars & Trucks
All boys love cars and trucks. You can choose from remote controlled cars, model cars or toy trucks. They will be thrilled to get any of these as a gift.
- Board Games
There are several board games available in the market like monopoly, scrabble, chess, etc. which you can choose from for this age group. You can also get the latest video game for his video game console if he has one.
- Sports Equipment
Sports related gifts are always a good idea for boys of this age and will be greatly appreciated by them too. You can get him balls or other sports equipment depending on his choice of sport.
- Classic video game console
If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, then you probably played games on one of these classic consoles. Help 10-year-old boys take a trip back in time by getting them their very own NES Classic Edition Entertainment System that comes preloaded with 30 epic games.