The 21 Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Boys in 2021

Please your soon-to-be tween with these gifts

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Ten is a tough age for boys, because they’re starting to dress and act older as they head into the tween years, but they’re still young enough to enjoy some toys and games. This in-between stage makes finding a gift for a 10-year-old boy a bit of a struggle. From shoes and science kits to books and sunglasses, there's a lot to choose from.

Here are the best gifts for 10-year-old boys with every interest.

Our Top Picks
Stack this set of blocks into a nightlight, skyscraper, or robot, and watch your creation light up.
Wave-control technology senses when something is underneath the Gravitor and then hovers above it.
Keep your tween cozy with a classic sporty hoodie, featuring a kangaroo pocket and a front graphic.
Safe for children ages 6 years old and up, this 3D pen doesn't need any heat to work, making it safe for kiddos to use.
Vans’ canvas backpack securely fits all the essentials as your 10-year-old travels from home to get-togethers to practice.
Portable on-the-go gaming with two removable controls for two-player games and a rechargeable headset.
Crocs have made a major comeback with many new designs, like these marbled shoes that come in four different color themes.
The junior version of the classic Wayfarer, this pair can be worn year-round with its lenses that offer full UV protection.
With five different projects, children will love customizing their own Toy-Con creations, like a fishing rod, house, and more.
Features an attached hood, zip-up pockets, and a breathable fabric that makes it ideal for year-round wear.

Uncommon Goods Sound-Activated Light Blocks

Light Blocks

If he likes LEGOS, he will love a set of these building blocks that light up. Available in packs of either 50 or 240, these blocks are rechargeable and can be lit up constantly or set on sound-activation mode to help extend charge life. Kids as young as 6 years old can safely play with these.

Air Hogs Gravitor with Trick Stick

Your kiddo has all of the power in his hands with the Air Hogs Gravitor. Defy gravity without a remote by placing a hand underneath the Gravitor. Wave-control technology senses when something is underneath the Gravitor and then hovers above it. There's even a trick stick for tossing and catching.

Adidas Badge of Sport Hoodie

Adidas Badge of Sport Hoodie

Hoodies are a lounge staple and never go out of style. With a cotton fleece-like fabric, this pullover sweatshirt is soft and cozy and is safe to toss into the washer and dryer. It has a kangaroo pocket and screen-printed logo on the front. This hoodie is available in six color options and in youth sizes extra-small through extra-large.

3Doodler Start + 3D Pen Set

Watch your kiddo's imagination and creations soar! Safe for children ages 6 years old and up, this 3D pen doesn't need any heat to work, making it safe for kiddos to use. With this variety kit, kids will get a 3D pen, doodlemat, and many more pieces.

Vans Old Skool Checkerboard Canvas Backpack

Vans Old Skool III Backpack

Your 10-year-old can use this backpack for school, sleepovers, or for just toting his things along with him when he’s out. It has a carrying handle at the top as well as two padded should straps that can be adjusted for the right fit. The bag has a zipper closure, lined interior, and an interior laptop sleeve.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

With the Nintendo Switch, your kiddo can download all kinds of games. The handset is rechargeable and just has to be docked to power back up (and can be played on the TV while it’s docked). It also comes with two removable controls for two-player games. It’s basically the gaming system of every kid’s dreams. 

Crocs Kids' Classic Marbled Clog

Crocs Kids' Classic Marbled Clog

Crocs have made a major comeback with fashion and it's obvious to see why. With many new designs, like these marbled Crocs, kids can pick from four different color themes. And, if they want to add their own flare, check out charms called Jibbitz that simply fit into the holes of Crocs for additional style.

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer Junior Sunglasses

Wayfarers never go out of style, so your 10-year-old will love wearing the youth-size version of the classic shades. The lenses offer 100% UV protection, and the glasses come with a case to keep them safe when they’re tossed into a backpack between outdoor adventures

Nintendo Labo Variety Kit

With five different projects, children will love customizing their own Toy-Con creations, like a fishing rod, house, and more. Customize with sticks, markers, paint, and other supplies to make creations come to life.

The North Face Resolve Reflective Jacket

North Face Reflective Jacket

Since it’s waterproof and lightweight, this reflective jacket can be worn throughout most of the year. It comes with an attached hood, has pockets with zippers, and is made from a breathable fabric. The jacket zips closed and has an extra velcro covering to keep it secure. It’s available in youth sizes extra-extra-small through extra-large.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Falling Marble Logic Game

If you’re looking for a gift with some educational value that requires critical thinking or engineering, go with this. It comes with instructions for 60 different challenges with varying levels of difficulty, nine towers, a game grid, three marbles, and one target piece. This STEM toy is best for kids between 8 and 15 years old. 

Nike Boys' Sportswear Club Fleece Jogger Pants

Nike Fleece Pants

Your 10-year-old will keep cozy in these drawstring sweatpants made with fleece fabric. They have a standard, relaxed fit, ribbed cuffs, and side pockets to keep them functional. The pants come in a variety of color options and in youth sizes 6 through 20.

Activ Life LED Bicycle Wheel Lights

For the 10-year-old who loves to ride his bike, these waterproof wheel lights will be a hit. There are 10 color options available (including multi-colored), and the lights can be set to be constantly on or flashing. The lights fit wheels between 12 and 29 inches. With the set, you get two packs of lights (one for each wheel), clips to hold them into place, battery packs, and batteries.

Klutz Chain Reactions Building Kit

You get 33 LEGO pieces, six plastic balls, string, and other materials needed to create 10 different moving machines in this kit, which is best for kids 8 years old and up. Each machine has its own complexities, so the kit also includes an instruction book to help guide you through each step of the process. 

Big Joe Classic Beanbag Smartmax

Made with a durable fabric that's stain-resistant, water-resistant, and comfy, children will enjoy sinking into their own beanbag chair. With five different color options available, this beanbag chair features a handle for easy portability and can be washed by spot cleaning with a damp cloth.

Discovery Kids Mindblown Solar Robot Creation

Discovery Kids Mindblown Solar Robot Creation

This STEM kit comes with blueprints and 190 parts that can be used to build 12 different motorized robots. There’s even a solar panel that can be attached to the robots to help give it some energy. Kids 8 years old and up can safely tinker with this fun kit.

Pop! Funko POP Movies: Space Jam

Space Jam is back and full of adventure with new characters. This popular 90's movie returned in 2021 which led to the creation of new Pop! figurines. From Bugs Bunny to Lebron James, your child is sure to love any star they receive.

Educational Insights Kanoodle 3-D Brain Teaser Puzzle

Kanoodle comes with a puzzle instruction book that includes 200 puzzle challenges, each with their own level of difficulty ranging from simple to seemingly near-impossible. The game includes 12 puzzle pieces, a board, carrying case, and instruction book and is made for anyone 8 years old and up.  

Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Flybar Master Pogo Stick

Great for a kid with a lot of energy, this pogo stick has foam grip handles and foam framing so there won’t be any spring-pinching injuries. It’s also designed with a large, no-slip bottom grip to help kids keep their balance and reduce the risk of falls. You can get this pogo stick in a variety of color options, and it’s best for kids 9 years old and up and between 80 and 160 pounds. 

Logitech G Pro TKL Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G Pro Gaming Keyboard

If your child is a fan of gaming, they'll be an even bigger fan of this keyboard designed specifically for gaming. The lettering on the keyboard lights up, allowing children to see their keys in a fun way.

Pangton Villa LED Strip Lights

Transform your child's favorite space with some LED lights that are specially made to fit a TV. Made for televisions measuring anywhere from 40 to 60 inches, these LED lights can be controlled via a remote and are 6.5 feet or 14.3 feet long.

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Ashley Ziegler is a staff and freelance writer who covers lifestyle, home, parenting, and commerce content for a variety of platforms. She’s a mom to 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters, and an aunt to three nieces and two nephews ranging from 5 to 10 years old. In addition to regularly scouring the internet to find the best things for herself, Ashley spends multiple hours a week researching, comparing, and writing about products specifically for kids and families.

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