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Best Toys and Gifts for 10 Year Old Boys

Everything seems different this year. When your boy celebrates his birthday this year, things will seem to change. He’ll be in double digit age for the first time. He’ll realize he is getting stronger and faster at an improved rate. You, however, will have already seen all this coming. You knew he was getting older, stronger, and faster.

Something about the age ten milestone highlights everything that has been building. Don’t worry. He’s going to keep getting bigger. Regardless of that, he’s still your ten year old boy and he will want new toys and gifts to show it. Look below for the 30 best toys and gifts for 10 year old boys.

For a ten year old boy, riding a bike is a big part of life. By ten, he is good enough to ride a bike he loves over the next several years. That makes his new bike a big decision. Make sure you get one that looks awesome and has all the trimmings.

The Mongoose Legion Freestyle BMX Bike offers everything any ten year old boy would love for his bike to include. The frame looks amazing and is built from solid and reliable steel. It comes in various sizes, styles, and sizes. Whichever options make up your ten year old boy’s next bike, you can’t go wrong here.

Key Features

  • Hi-Ten Steel Frame
  • Varied Sizes Available
  • Varied Designs Available

Specifications

  • Brand: Mongoose
  • Model: M41700U10OS-PC
  • Weight: 30.6 lbs

Is there a boy in your life who enjoys building models? Is there one whom electricity fascinates, who wonders how it all works? If so,  this is a great gift. The kit includes boards which snap together in three directions. It works to actually build completed electronic circuits. Best of all, your ten year old boy can complete circuits and play with electricity easily. There is no soldering required. Everything snaps together and the circuits run.

Key Features

  • Snap Circuits STEM
  • Easy Use – No Soldering or Tools
  • Great Model Building Experience

Specifications

  • Brand: Snap Circuits
  • Model: SC-3Di
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Speed is cool and cool things are fast. When you’re dealing with a ten year old boy, these are simple facts of life. Add LEGOs into the group of cool things and you have this awesome building kit in classic LEGO style.

The car matches the types of cars that run land speed record races in the salt flats. It includes a large wing on the back and even an extra flame piece. The fiery LEGO attaches to the back of the speed record car to complete the look. It also comes with a little racing LEGO figure.

Key Features

  • Includes Mini-Figure
  • Flame Feature Attaches to Engines
  • Large Rear Wing

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6209741
  • Weight: 4 ounces

Somewhere along the way, boys begin to enjoy building things. Models of all types are fun to build and they have the added bonus being quite educational. This set builds eight working models that do much more than sit and look pretty. The style of build is simple to learn and easy to do.

The kit comes with plenty of goodies. There are instructions and idea books to give your ten year old boy ideas to boost his imagination. The creativity turns into a teaching and learning tool as well. Included along with the idea and instruction book is a book with activities and quizzes.

Key Features

  • Builds 8 Working Models
  • Includes Quizzes and Activities
  • Includes Idea/Instruction Book

Specifications

  • Brand: Engino
  • Model: ENG-STEM07
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs

As a parent, you’ve had a point in your childhood when you said someone had sunk your battleship. It’s better of course to have someone tell you that you had sunk their ships. The classic game of battleship is still one of the best games any child can play with his siblings or friends.

The more things change in the world around us, the more battleship stays the same. If you want a fun game to give the ten year old boy in your life, you cannot go wrong with this great game. In addition to all of the classic features, this is the electronic version as well.

Key Features

  • Great Classic Game
  • Innovative New Design
  • Portable Travel Cases

Specifications

  • Brand: Hasbro Gaming
  • Model: A3846
  • Weight: 2.8 ounces

Some toys are simpler than others. This group of thinking putty is one of the less complicated options but that does not make it any less awesome. Just hand your ten year old boy one of these tins of thinking putty and watch him work with it. Moving it around passes time and helps with fidgety fingers.

It goes farther than that however. It is great for fingers and motor control but it also comes in hyper-amazing colors. There are four in this group and each is bright enough to light up the room. Sometimes your boy needs something simple to fidget with. When he needs that, having four super colorful thinking putty options will come in handy.

Key Features

  • Great for Motor Control
  • Perfect for Fidgety Fingers
  • Four Thinking Putty Colors Included

Specifications

  • Brand: Crazy Aaron’s
  • Weight: 4 ounces

Thinking putty is certainly good for motor control and passing time, but it has other uses as well. This thinking putty puzzle puts the not-sticky, but super flexible goop to work in a different way. Crazy Aaron’s and ThinkFun have combined the fun and challenge of puzzles with the interesting fun of thinking putty. 

The result is this game which is great for building logic and passing time creatively. It comes with sixty challenge cards which your ten year old boy then has to use the putty to match. All total, time passes, your boy gets smarter, and challenges are met.

Key Features

  • Creative Combination Toy
  • Logic-Building Game
  • Comes with 60 Challenge Cards

Specifications

  • Brand: ThinkFun
  • Model: B07L1M45F9
  • Weight: 1.27 lbs

By now you might already have seen some interest in bow and arrow shooting from your ten year old boy. If that is something he enjoys, this would be a wonderful toy or gift for him. The darts are safe and suction-cup style but the crossbow is awesome. It doesn’t just look kind of like a crossbow. This is a crossbow. 

It just happens to shoot safe suction darts at a target. Six darts come with the set and the target is bright and easy to see. Your boy can place it wherever wants, inside or outside, on the wall or on the floor. Either way, this is a perfect and safe crossbow archery set for any boy who might be interested.

Key Features

  • Safe Suction Darts
  • Crossbow Style Design
  • 6 Darts Included

Specifications

  • Brand: ArmoGear
  • Weight: 1.95 lbs

This is a nice option if your ten year old boy enjoys toys with a mechanical and engineering theme. By age ten, it is possible he already leans in one direction or the other. If he likes building things, this set gives him the chance to do that and to see his work in action.

It builds eight working models including a walking figure and a moving bridge. Imagine the look on his face when the drawbridge he built actually moves up and down. Now imagine his face when he builds a mechanical eagle with flapping wings. This set gives you that and much more.

Key Features

  • STEM Learning
  • Fact and Instruction Book Included
  • Builds 8 Working Models

Specifications

  • Brand: Engino
  • Model: ENG-STEM04
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs

It is a safe bet to assume your ten year old boy enjoys drawing. Doodling and coloring can help pass the time on an otherwise dull summer afternoon. Whenever the urge to color comes along, it is a boost to creativity for as long as the urge lasts. What happens when coloring gets a little bit old?

Enter the 4M Doodling Robot. This awesome little toy is an engine with three arms attached. Each arm holds a colored pencil or crayon. Simply turn it on and it spins out a design based on how the arms are used. When your boy tires of coloring, hand him this and it will boost his creativity with a fresh spin on coloring.

Key Features

  • Spins to Create Art
  • Detailed Instructions Included
  • Builds Imagination

Specifications

  • Brand: 4M
  • Model: 4575
  • Weight: 10.6 ounces

Sometimes we neglect some of the most fun any ten year old boy can have. There are times with a friend or a sibling that your boy just wants to goof off and laugh. It can be even more fun to decide to try not to laugh and make a game out of it.

This game from Billy Boy is a joke book and a game in one package. The book has easy instructions for a couple of games and can be fun for the entire family. But while the family will enjoy it, this game is directly aimed at the ten year old in your home. Give him this and watch him have a blast while trying not to laugh.

Key Features

  • Fun Family Game
  • Joke Book and Game in One
  • Aimed at 10 Year Old Age Group

Specifications

  • Brand: Billy Boy
  • Weight: 4.8 ounces

If your boy enjoys laser tag then he has already seen more than a few types of this kind of game. Most of those are probably at a friends house or more likely at a place specifically designed for laser tag. This is a big ten year old boy way to bring that fun to your home.

It comes with two laser blasters and two easy-to-wear targets. The design provides a cool and edgy look for an already edgy game. All you have to worry about once he opens this is making sure your furniture doesn’t get turned over and used as cover.

Key Features

  • Two Laser Blasters
  • Two Wearable Targets
  • Fun Two Player Laser Tag

Specifications

  • Brand: Laser X
  • Model: SG_B074N8TD42_US
  • Weight: 2.16 lbs

We should not overthink toys we give to our boys. This one is far from easy but also quite simple. Your ten year old boy will love it and have trouble putting it down once he starts. The idea is to set the boxes out as a type of challenge course. Then you figure how to bounce the ball correctly to land it in the open box.

Eight boxes and eight bouncing balls are included in this game. It’s a gift that will do as much for your boy’s strategy building as it will for his need for a fun game to play.

Key Features

  • Creative and Fun Strategy Games
  • 8 Boxes Included
  • 8 Bouncing Balls Included

Specifications

  • Brand: Fat Brain Toys
  • Model: FA113-1
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs

You remember the first time you saw the huge swing ride at the fair. It looks like nobody in their right mind would ride it at first but then, it also looks fun. Whether your ten year old boy has ridden the fair ride, he could use this K’NEX set to build his own.

Okay, it isn’t big enough for him to ride it but it is plenty big enough to move and spin on its own. It also builds two more models and includes over 400 colorful pieces. The detailed instructions are easy to follow. Of course, as with any K’NEX set, your boy is only limited by his imagination.

Key Features

  • Builds 3 Models
  • Over 400 Colorful Pieces
  • Detailed Instructions

Specifications

  • Brand: K’NEX
  • Model: 77077
  • Weight: 2 lbs

Bring this toy into your home and you are bringing a new world into your ten year old boy’s life. If he has already dabbled in the field of robotics, this could be further instruction in the area. The set builds many robots, unlike some which build only one or two. This set comes with the added feature of an app. 

The app helps because it provides a way to program and control the robots built by the set. It comes with a huge instruction booklet to assist with any design your boy wants to go with. This is a great toy but it truly is more than a toy. It teaches robotics in a simple, introductory way. If your child is interested in that, this is a great choice.

Key Features

  • Builds Many Robots
  • Comes With App
  • Great Intro to Robotics

Specifications

  • Brand: Thames & Kosmos
  • Model: 620375
  • Weight: 3 lbs

LEGO has a reputation for some of the most imaginative designs. It is pretty great that as your ten year old boy gets older, LEGOs keep getting cooler. This roller coaster provides a fun build for any child who enjoys the ups and downs of coasters. Add the pirate theme and it’s a perfect gift for your ten year old boy.

It builds more than just the box-design, with three total designs. The pirate theme looks straight out of a fair or carnival. Besides the great look, there are four minifigures who can go for a ride on the pirate coasters all day long.

Key Features

  • 3 Different Builds
  • Great Pirate Themes
  • Includes 4 Minifigures

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6213376
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs

By age ten, your boy is bound to have enjoyed many remote control racers. There is a good chance however, he has never seen a racer quite like this one. It is not powered by electronics or remote control in any way. It is instead powered by air and not just by a fan blowing behind it.

The innovative way this car is put together, utilizes air in a system connected to the car. That air then powers the motor and the wheels. Presto, it works and its educational and amazing. It comes with a detailed instruction manual and tons of bragging rights.

Key Features

  • No Batteries Required
  • Fast and Air Powered
  • Detailed Instruction Manual

Specifications

  • Brand: OWI
  • Model: OWI-631
  • Weight: 1.34 lbs

When you look into the night sky and want to see more, you know a telescope is your best option. For the ten year old boy in your life, this telescope from Thames & Kosmos is a great way to explore the sky. For an entry-level telescope, it provides all anyone would need to get started.

With twelve-times magnification, the surface of the moon is visible. Searching out star constellations is also very doable with the telescope. It is compact and easy to move around as well. Whether in his room looking out the window or on a family camping trip, any boy interested in the sky will enjoy this gift.

Key Features

  • Entry Level Telescope
  • 12x Magnification 
  • Compact and Portable

Specifications

  • Brand: Thames & Kosmos
  • Model: 676-919
  • Weight: 10.3 ounces

As cool as LEGO sets are, you might think they would run out of great ideas for LEGOs growing boys enjoy. They do not. This set is evidence of that. It has two legendary Porsches designed after historic champion racers. Almost any ten year old boy in the world will get a kick out of this set.

The cars are awesome by themselves but more comes in the kit. There are racers with full racing gear ready to pose beside their respective cars. Besides that, it includes a leaderboard to complete the racing theme to perfection. It’s a great kit for any race fan, any car nut, or both.

Key Features

  • Includes Leaderboard
  • Racing Style Build 
  • 2 Cars Styled After Legendary Racers

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6212627
  • Weight: 3.52 ounces

Often, the style of a toy is as important as its function. In the case of this model engine by Liberty Classics, the look and style is very important. This is a 1:6 scale model of a dragster-style blown Ford engine.

If your ten year old boy enjoys muscle cars and dragsters, this might be the best display gift you could ever get him. Anyone with racing decor or a car theme to their room would see it perfected with a model like this. Add to that other possible uses, whether for display or play and it is a fantastic gift idea.

Key Features

  • 1:6 Scale Dragster Style Model Engine
  • No Metal or Magnetic Material
  • Engine Capable of Rotating

Specifications

  • Brand: Liberty Classics
  • Model: 84029
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs

Hot Wheels are fun no matter how you look at it. Small scale cars that roll easily across the floor, or even better, on a Hot Wheels track, are cool. Even the best things are improvable, however. There may have never been a better addition to the world of Hot Wheels toys than the FXB53 Race Portal.

Ever wonder how fast a Hot Wheels car is zooming down the track? This portal connects with an app that answers that question. Hook the portal into a track setup and let it go. When it passes the portal, the app will show how fast it is going. It also displays a 3D spinning picture of the car. It is perfect.

Key Features

  • Connects Track Portal to App
  • Clocks Speed
  • Displays 3D Model of Car

Specifications

  • Brand: Hot Wheels
  • Model: FXB53
  • Weight: 1.38 lbs

In the world of model engines, KidGenio’s goes in a different direction than most. It does more than look cool on a shelf, as great as that is. It is not a replica model and does not look exactly like a real engine. The model does something your ten year old boy might like even better. It makes noise.

The 3D model engine makes engine noise and lights up along where the spark plugs would go in a real engine. Also, it is something that your child puts together on his own. With guidance and detailed instructions, the kit builds a spinning, noise making, lit up engine. What else could you ask for?

Key Features

  • V8 Model Engine
  • Sounds and Lights
  • Comes With Traffic Light Construction Kit

Specifications

  • Brand: KidGenio
  • Weight: 4.44 lbs

As you watch the ten year old boy in your family grow and mature, his tastes in toys change. LEGO always does a masterful job of keeping up with those changes. This Star Wars Boost Droid Commander set is evidence enough of that. Not only does it build classic droid designs, they can be modified.

If you’ve ever wanted to see R2D2 with an extra weapon arm, this is the LEGO set of your dreams. It builds many classic droids and allows modification of them all. It comes with an accompanying app that will see each droid taken on missions across the Star Wars galaxy.

Key Features

  • Accompanying App
  • Build Multiple Classic Droids
  • Modify Classic Droid Designs

Specifications

  • Brand: LEGO
  • Model: 6287460
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs

There may be a place where standard darts are fine and don’t put holes in walls that matter, but that likely isn’t your home. This dart board from Fungenix gives an alternative to more dangerous, wall-puncturing darts.

The entire set is magnetic with a double sided board. Darts are attracted to the board by strong magnets. Better still, the board doesn’t collect holes every time someone throws a dart.

Key Features

  • Safe Magnetic Darts
  • Strong Magnets
  • Double Sided Dart Board

Specifications

  • Brand: Fungenix
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs

There are times when a ten year old boy wants to play with something challenging or mind bending. Other times, though, he wants to play with something fun and gross. This set allows science experiments and challenges with a focus on the gross and fun side of things.

So, it does both. Still, with a name that includes Gross Zombie Poop, Boogers, and Bloody Slime, it is clear where the fun comes from. The set comes with a lot of tools, disgusting things, and experiments to do. It’s gross and fun but also challenging, a sure fire win-win gift.

Key Features

  • More Than 34 Tools
  • Disgusting Things
  • Gross Experiments

Specifications

  • Brand:Playz
  • Weight: 1.08 lbs

Your ten year old boy can’t launch a rocket into outer space but the Blast Pad Rocket Launcher lets him try. This rocket launcher’s pad is sturdy enough that your child can jump on it with both feet as hard as possible.

When he does, this little rocket is capable of launching up to 200 feet into the air. Whether in the backyard or at the park, this gives you everything a toy rocket launcher should. It takes a pounding well. It launches a long ways. Better than that, more rockets means you can have competing launches. No way to go wrong here.

Key Features

  • Launches 200 Feet High
  • 3 Rockets Included
  • Heavy Duty Stomp Pad

Specifications

  • Brand:Marky Sparky
  • Model: SG_B07DKFM3P9_US
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces

This is one of the most innovative swimming pool toys ever. Everyone loves swimming and throwing frisbees or balls around the pool. This ball does what few others have though. It flies through the air while also providing underwater play. The ball fills with water and awesome things happen.

The ball can be thrown underwater and caught underwater. Amazingly enough, it can be dribbled underwater like a basketball. The number of pool games are endless with such a great pool toy. The design looks like a watermelon and somehow that makes the fun that much better. It may be the best pool toy in history.

Key Features

  • Throwable Under Water
  • Bounces Under Water
  • Great for Pool Games

Specifications

  • Brand:Watermelon Ball
  • Model: WB001
  • Weight: 1 lb

The Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle Game is a must for any ten year old Minecraft fan. That’s especially true if he needs something to do in the car. When it comes time for non-electronic fun while traveling, this is a great option.

There are nine magnetic Minecraft puzzle pieces to go along with the game. Use the instruction booklet to play. It includes 40 puzzles, challenges, and solutions ranging every difficulty level. If your boy likes puzzles and challenges and also loves Minecraft, you can’t go wrong here.

Key Features

  • Good for Travel
  • Instruction Manual Included
  • Perfect Minecraft Themes

Specifications

  • Brand:ThinkFun
  • Model: 31521
  • Weight: 13.6 ounces

Now and then you need a toy that allows you to almost mindlessly fiddle with it. A challenging and time consuming toy that provides a difficult goal can eat up hours of time. Your ten year old boy or a group of friends could get just that from the pindaloo Skill Toy. It is a simple concept.

The tube is held in the hand of the player and the ball runs through the tube. The goal is to make the ball come out one hole and go into the other. The more simple it sounds, the more challenging it is for a toy like this. Hours of challenging battles await.

Key Features

  • Challenging but Fun
  • Time Consuming Game
  • Builds Hand-Eye Coordination

Specifications

  • Brand:pindaloo
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces

Everybody loves a sprinkler run. Stand on one side of the yard with a swimsuit on and run through a sprinkler attached to a hose. It’s a ton of fun and a great way to cool off on a hot day. The Trampoline Sprinkler from Tesmotor takes that concept to an entirely new level. 

A wet trampoline is perhaps the most fun you can have with a trampoline outside of the standard use. Hook this to the top of the trampoline net with zip-ties. The hose securely hooks to your hose and the fun begins.

Key Features

  • Easy Hose Hookup
  • Attaches to Trampoline Net
  • Doubles as Yard Sprinkler

Specifications

  • Brand: Tesmotor
  • Weight: 15.2 ounces