I’ve always loved picking out gifts for 10 year old boys. I have several nephews and picking out gifts for their tenth birthday parties was always so much fun. I think this is because at that age, there are so many options compared to other ages.
With my years of experience, I think I have a good handle on the best gifts for 10 year old boys. Hang around to see how I break down the categories for gifts for 10 year old boys and which are my favorites. You’ll be a gift giving pro in no time.
Top Gift Categories for 10 year old Boys
Electronics are always a great pick for gifts for 10 year old boys. They’re at the perfect age to understand and appreciate an electronic. They’re less likely to break an electronic toy so I feel safer spending a bit more money and most of the time, an electronic gift can have some educational value as well. Technology is being used in classrooms across the country and there have been some tremendous results.
Let’s be honest for a minute. As sweet and nice as 10 year old boys are, they’re gross. They love gross things. They talk about gross things. They laugh at gross things. They love everything gross. So I’ve been known to pick up a few toys that focus on some strange topics, like boogers and bugs. These gifts have always been a big hit.
Every 10 year old dreams of being a superhero and catching the bad guy. That’s why I love choosing gifts for 10 year old boys that will encourage their imagination and let them save the day. Any toy that helps them recreate a cops and robbers scene, superhero scenario, or just gets them outside running around is a great option.
You might not find a ton of 10 year old boys begging for clothes but if you know what to look for, you’ll find something that doesn’t sit in the closet for weeks at a time. Brand names are always a crowd pleaser and if you can find a shirt that makes them laugh, even better. Don’t go overboard on clothes and they’ll be received just fine.
Remember board games? I’m trying to personally be responsible for their comeback. I almost always buy a board game when shopping for gifts for 10 year old boys. Did you know there are health benefits associated with board games? Choose one that the entire family can play but one that’s specifically made for a 10 year old boy. You’ll have a winner every time.
Knowing Which Category to Work With
If you know the gift recipient well, it should be easy to determine which gift category they will like the most. But if you’re buying a gift for your child’s classmate or a child you don’t see regularly, it can be difficult to know which is best.
In this situation, you can either ask the parent or do a little detective work. Are they sporty? Go with the action category. Do they love science? The gross category might work out. If they’re always reading, an electronic toy could be just what they’re hoping for. Clothing works for everyone but I always like to include a gift receipt just in case I buy the wrong size. Games also work for just about everyone.
If you’re still not sure, try a couple small gifts from two different categories. Your efforts will be recognized and appreciated. When shopping for gifts or 10 year old boys, keep it simple and make it fun.
If you do choose a board game as one of your gifts for 10 year old boys, take a look at this video which shows you how to throw the best family game night.
Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys—Top 5 Reviewed
So, which is the top gift in my book? The Goo Science Kit has been one of my favorite gifts or 10 year old boys for quite some time now. Whenever I get a birthday invitation, I know that the gross kit will be one of the first gifts I consider.
It’s perfect for birthdays and holidays and because it can be reused, you’ll see your return on investment with each gross experiment. If you’re looking for gifts for 10 year old boys, start by trying to decide which category they’re most interested in. Then have fun browsing until you find the perfect gift.