The Top 84 Best Gifts for a 10-Year-Old Boy of 2021

10-year-old boys, in my experience, want to go fast, be daredevils, and construct or destruct things.

I love 10-year-old boys! They are fun to buy gifts for. There are so many options. I have tried to create a list that will offer gift ideas for the boy that is loud and wild, the soft spoken, shy type and the creative mastermind! Have fun!

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The Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Boys of 2021STEM Structures Constructions & BridgesAltair RC BoatSamsung ChromebookSniper 370 Crossbow PackageFat Brain Toys Puppy SchoolFat Brain Toys Make A Real MosaicFat Brain Toys OffBitsGlowCity Light Up FootballSwurfer SwingSand Castle Building KitGeodes Science KitNight Ranger SetCool Light Device for Your HandsUSA Toyz Astroshot Zero GXLifetime 90040 Height Adjustable Portable Basketball HoopKids Camera Waterproof DigitalCruzinBrightz BlinkingSaucer Tree SwingFlipslide Game5,000 Awesome FactsWakeman Swarm Series Spinning RodThe Don't Laugh ChallengeThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run12-in-1 Education Solar RobotLego Gadgets Science & Activity KitPindaloo Skill ToyPrime Baseball Catcher's MittNerf N Strike Toy BlasterNERF Fortnite Dart BlasterBinoculars for ChildrenFree to Fly Remote Control CarsWalkie TalkiesK'NEX Thrill Rides- Kraken's Revenge Roller Coasternoot Bluetooth HeadphonesRavensburger Ocean LabyrinthHarry Potter Coding KitRobotics: Smart Machines Science KitRobotic Arm EdgeRipStik Ripster Caster Board - Red - FFPForbidden IslandEducational Insights Artie 3000Spyro Trilogy ReignitedNintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑ConATIMO Digital WatchSchwinn High Timber Mountain BikeLucky Fortune Collector's CaseCrystal Growing Science Experimental KitWall Climbing RobotWeather Station KitMonster Lightening Wheel TractorLight Up GlovesShaved Ice MakerBananagrams Word GameSanDisk 8GB Clip Sport MP3 PlayerZero Gravity Laser-Guided Wall Climbing Remote Control CarWowWee Buttheads Series 2Rock Tumbler50-Foot Solar BalloonSmartLab Toys Ultimate Secret Formula LabMini DroneClassical Dragon KiteSnap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Exploration KitSegwayOutdoor TrampolineTrampoline SprinklerWater Gun 2-PackDream Tents Bed CanopyEzyRoller New Drifter Pro-XFOFANA Ninja Warrior Obstacle CourseHoosker Doosker Tug of WarToysmith Beetle & Bee HabitatZip LineOgo DiskNinja Tree Climbing HoldsRibbon NinjaDeluxe Root ViewerLiquid Floor50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing StoriesI AM Enough3-D Home KitMonster Jam Grave DiggerSony PlayStation VRBoon Glo NightlightAnti-Gravity Running BootsFluxxHot WheelsFAQs About Best Gift for a 10-Year-Old BoyWhat do 10-year-olds want for their big birthday?What should I get my 10-year-old boy for Christmas?What does a 10-year-old want for their 2021 birthday?What do ten-year-olds want as gifts?Gifts for Similar AgesFinal Word

The Best Gifts for 10-Year-Old Boys of 2021

STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges

Image of the Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges | 9 Working Models | Illustrated Instruction Manual | Theory & Facts | Experimental Activities | STEM Construction Kit, Blue

I have had many boys in my home, from my own sons, to my grandsons, to children I helped raise. A 10-year old is in the prime of their creative life. They love to make things and be engineers. As parents, we need to encourage our boys as they discover the gifts they have. The Discovering Constructions & Bridges is a great way to do that. Encourage your son to greatness on his 10th birthday or for any holiday.

Altair RC Boat

Altair AA102 RED RC Boat for Pools or Lakes [Ultra Fast Pro Caliber] Water Safety Propeller & Self Righting System | 2 Batteries Included | 30 km/h (Lincoln, NE Company)

Playing with a remote-control boat will be super fun for your 10-year-old, on his birthday! Great for the lake or in a pool, even the river if you have one in your backyard, like I do. An activity that will give him the controls. The Altair RED RC Boat will not capsize your son’s birthday party.

Samsung Chromebook

(Renewed )Samsung Chromebook XE303C12-A01 11.6-inch, Exynos 5250, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Silver

Our children will need computers their whole lives. They have them in school, and many know how to use them better than adults. The Samsung Chromebook offers your 10-year-old boy a porthole to new adventures. They can do so many things and learn so much. A birthday gift that will create knowledge, and learning.

Sniper 370 Crossbow Package

CenterPoint AXCS185CK Sniper 370 Crossbow Package, Camouflage

Is hunting a part of a tradition in your family? Many rural families enjoy hunting as a family activity. They spend time together and bag some game for the freezer. Your 10-year-old should be ready for the next level in bow hunting and the CenterPoint Sniper 370 Crossbow will complete his birthday dreams for the next big bow hunting trip.

Fat Brain Toys Puppy School

Fat Brain Toys Puppy School Science & Nature for Ages 6 to 11

What fun for your 10-year-old son to teach his best friend obedience skills while developing and challenging his own well-being? A great gift for your son on his 10th birthday. He can use the Puppy School to learn the art of training his best friend some cool commands.

Fat Brain Toys Make A Real Mosaic

Fat Brain Toys Make A Real Mosaic - Fox Arts & Crafts for Ages 8 to 12

For the 10-year old boy, on his birthday, he loves arts and crafts. It is a real kit; the tiles are made of cut stone. A great way to cut screen time and let your son be creative. Easy to complete this project. Your 10-year-old son will love the Mosaic – Fox.

Fat Brain Toys OffBits

Fat Brain Toys OffBits - AirBit Building & Construction for Ages 8 to 10

Create and design your “nuts and bolts” into a master vehicle. There are several designs you can create in each set. The coolest part about building a AirBit Building & Construction toy is that once you’re done your 10-year-old can register it, online, in the designing group. How fun is that for a 10th birthday present.

GlowCity Light Up Football

GlowCity Light Up Football-Official Size-High Bright LED Lights-Perfect Glow in The Dark Football-Extra Batteries Included

Our children want to have fun. Playing football, with friends, adds in the needed tools of collaboration and team learning. This amazing glow in the dark football will add so much fun to your 10-year-olds football game. He will love getting the GlowCity Light Up Football as a gift from you!

Swurfer Swing

Swurfer - the Original Stand Up Surfing Swing - Curved Maple Wood Board To Easily Surf The Air

Now here is an awesome swing. Your 10-year-old will have a blast using the Swurfer after his birthday. A great design for your son to really get moving. The Swurfer will stand up for hours of fun and incredible speeds.

Sand Castle Building Kit

Sand Castle Building Kit, Beach Toys, Beach Bucket, Sand Castle Molds for Kids, Gift Toy for Ages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9, Older Kids and Toddlers, Sandcastle Building Kit Pail for Kids

A creative son is a blessing. My grandchildren love building sandcastles. When your designing a castle, why not use the best tools there are. I love the creativity these can add to the plain old sandcastle. The Sand Castle Building Kit has the accessories you need to help your 10-year-old master the biggest and best sandcastle possible. A perfect birthday gift for the 10-year-old boy.

Geodes Science Kit

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Break Open 4 Geodes Science Kit – Includes Goggles, Detailed Learning Guide and Display Stand - Great STEM Science Gift for Mineralogy and Geology Enthusiasts of any Age

Is your 10-year-old son interested in science and geology? If he is this is a cool birthday gift. My grandson loves these. He enjoyed using the tools to get it open and then off to Google he went after reading about the Geode in the book provided in the kit. What I really liked about this gift is how it got him asking questions and looking for answers. The world is big, many careers to explore. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Geodes Science Kit helped start him on a detailed learning adventure.

Night Ranger Set

SpyX / Night Ranger Set - Includes Night Mission Goggles / Motion Alarm / Voice Disguiser / Invisible Ink Pen.

The grandsons could hardly wait to try their gear. They especially wanted another pen. A fun set that they enjoy wearing all the time. Being a spy is glamorous, exciting and adds some fun to the day. Your 10-year-old son will really enjoy the secret life of spying with the SpyX / Night Ranger Set. What a great birthday gift.

Cool Light Device for Your Hands

SpyX/ Lite Hand -Cool Light Device for Your Hands&Fingers to Navigate The Dark. Must Have Gear for a spy Collection. Lite Beams Attach to Fingers to Distract Your Target or stealthly See in The Dark!

If you get the SpyX/ Lite Hand -Cool Light Device for Your Hands&Fingers to Navigate The Dark. Must-Have Gear for a spy Collection. Lite Beams Attach to Fingers to Distract Your Target or stealthily See in The Dark!your 10-year-old son will love this as an additional operative device. No spy can go without it. Adds to the secrecy. The Spy X Lite Hand is a fun birthday gift for any 10-year-old!

USA Toyz Astroshot Zero GX

USA Toyz Astroshot Zero GX Glow in The Dark Shooting Games - Target Practice Toys for Boys and Girls with Foam Dart Gun, 10 Floating Ball Targets, and 5 Flip Targets

Add some excitement to your normal game. The Astroshot Zero GX adds some air and difficulty to your target practice. A perfect gift for the 10-year-old that loves a challenge. The USA Toyz Astroshot Zero GX encourages visual and spatial skills, hand-eye coordination, and concentration. Perfect those sharpshooter skills!

Lifetime 90040 Height Adjustable Portable Basketball Hoop

Lifetime 90040 Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System, 44 Inch Backboard, Black/Orange

Basketball is a great sport and 10-year-old boys enjoy playing it. It is a great way for them to learn collaboration and being a part of a team. A skill they need as adults. The Lifetime 90040 Height Adjustable Portable Basketball Hoop is a perfect birthday gift for that 10-year-old basketball lover in your home.  Him and dad can shoot hoops- and it is height adjustable so you can raise it up as he gets more skilled.

Kids Camera Waterproof Digital

Image of the PROGRACE Children Kids Camera Waterproof Digital Video HD Action Camera 1080P Sports Camera Camcorder DV for Boys Birthday Learn Camera Toy 1.77'' LCD Screen (Navy Blue)

Loads of fun when you’re out at the lake or you go on that long dreamed of vacation to the ocean. Your 10-year-old son will have so much fun capturing memories and exploring the deep. A future Marine Biologist in the making. A great adventure tool that will have your boy learning about the ocean waters, coral and fish. This Waterproof Digital Video Action Camera is a win win!

CruzinBrightz Blinking

Brightz CruzinBrightz Blinking Tri-colored LED Bicycle Accessory Light, Red/Green/Blue

Stand out in the crowd on that nightly bike ride with your buddies or family. Your 10-year-old will be awesome with his tire lights. An excellent safety tool for his safety on the road. Get your son the Brightz Cruzin Bicycle Light for his 10th birthday gift. He will be delighted!

Saucer Tree Swing

Royal Oak Giant 40

Swinging is amazing, but when you add the twist of this amazing swing you kick it up a notch. Kids love to swing and I bet your 10-year-old son will love this. He can reach the treetops and sky on his Saucer Tree Swing. Room to share the swing with friends or those siblings. A fun gift for the boy turning 10 this year.

Flipslide Game

Image of the Flipslide Game, Standard

Our boys love fast-paced activity. This is a game that offers your boy a challenge. They need to try to move the blocks and find a color and slide to match the lights. It is crazy and the fun never ends. The Flipslide Game is a perfect birthday gift for your 10-year-old son to keep him busy in a car ride or just to give you a break.

5,000 Awesome Facts

Image of the 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids)

I am always in favor of a magazine or book. This is the best birthday gift for 10-year-old boy. I love to give magazines to my grandsons for special occasions and on their birthday. I want my boys to know I am thinking about them. Tweens can be hard to buy for, especially if you are a grandparent, aunt or uncle that live miles away. A great gift is a magazine subscription and the The National Geographic Kids will get them kiddos learning but still having fun.

Wakeman Swarm Series Spinning Rod

Wakeman Swarm Series Spinning Rod and Reel Combo - Blackout

Boys like to fish with their dads and uncles or maybe moms and aunts. I know I spent many an hour fishing with my sons and grandsons. I was never good at it, but the men were busy farming, so someone had to do it. A fun birthday gift for the 10-year-old is a new fishing pole. Then have a family day and head to the lake or river. The Spinning Rod and Reel Combo will get you all outdoors, get your 10-year-old excited about a new adventure and bring you closer as a family.

The Don’t Laugh Challenge

The Don't Laugh Challenge 10 Year Old Edition: The LOL Interactive Joke Book Contest Game for Boys and Girls Age 10

Kids love to tell jokes. Most of them make no sense, but we laugh anyway. I really like giving my grandkids books to read. So, the The Don’t Laugh Challenge will let your 10-year-old learn some new jokes plus get him reading! Be ready to laugh.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run

Image of the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner

Do you have a 10-year-old boy in your life that is tough to buy for like mine? He loves rugged toys but enjoys learning. The ThinkFun Gravity Maze has been a great way to help him be creative and build his critical thinking skills. This gift will inspire your 10-year-old boy to be imaginative and creative. This game will challenge his logic and keep him busy learning. I love the colors.

12-in-1 Education Solar Robot

Image of the Sillbird STEM 12-in-1 Education Solar Robot Toys -190 Pieces DIY Building Science Experiment Kit for Kids Aged 8-10 and Older,Solar Powered by The Sun

This is more than a toy. There are many different robots your son can build. They can move on land or on water, how cool is that! There are different levels of difficulty which I really like. It runs from the sun, so your 10-year-old boy will not need tons of batteries. The 12-in-1 Solar Robot Toys helps your boy develop problem solving skills, logical thinking, self-confidence and promotes the importance of working as a team and collaborating with others. It is also a great way to encourage knowledge of mechanics and engineering & math skills. A must have birthday gift for that boy turning 10 in 2021.

Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit

Image of the Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit, Ages 8+

A birthday gift that encourages your boys learning of science, technology, engineering and math. The S.T.E.M. toys are developed with all those needs in mind. The Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit will develop your son’s ability to construct the practical or silly LEGO items he wants to create. There is no stopping a S.T.E.M. boy from achieving greatness.

Pindaloo Skill Toy

Image of the pindaloo Skill Toy. The Latest Craze to Hit The U.S.A. for Kids, Teens and Adults. Lots of Fun, Develops Motor Skills, Hand/Eye Coordination and Confidence. for Indoor and Outdoor Play (Blue)

Wow, the new toys they are developing boggles the mind. This skill toy is set to stimulate brain, eye, and hand activities as a triad. Your 10-year-old will be a master at juggling, ball toss-and-catch play based on the easy loop principle. But is not too easy! A great birthday present for the boy turning 10! The game is set up with some basics and once your 10-year-old masters the basics, he will find endless other tricks for inventive interactive and educational play. The Pindaloo Skill Toy activates both sides of the brain which is excellent from an educational viewpoint.

Prime Baseball Catcher’s Mitt

Image of the Mizuno GXC50PB3 MVP Prime Baseball Catcher's Mitts, 34

Baseball is the all-American past-time. Every 10-year-old boy should experience baseball and he will need a good catcher’s mitt to make the team. Baseball gives your son a group experience, enhances collaboration and teamwork. The Baseball Catcher’s Mitts is a birthday gift every boy will love on his 10th birthday.

Nerf N Strike Toy Blaster

Image of the Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster with Rotating Barrel, Slam Fire, and 6 Official Nerf Elite Darts for Kids, Teens, & Adults(Amazon Exclusive)

My grandsons have the Nerf N Strike and love it. They spend hours outside playing games. They pretend to hunt or they target shoot. The dads even get involved and they have gun wars, which is hysterical to watch the boys run, dive and dodge. The Nerf N Strike Toy Blaster is loads of fun. It will keep your 10-year-old active and healthy! The rapid blasting is the best part for my grandsons.

NERF Fortnite Dart Blaster

Image of the NERF Fortnite AR-L Elite Dart Blaster

Most boys love to play with guns, water guns, air guns, dart guns, and any gun that gives them hours of outdoor entertainment. The Fortnite Dart Blaster will keep your 10-year-old son playing outside with his friends instead of inside on the video game.

Binoculars for Children

Toys Binoculars for Kids, Compact Shockproof Binoculars High-Resolution 8x21 for Sports and Outdoor Play, Red

Binoculars are a great gift for a 10-year-old boy, he can use them to explore a ton of interests. Whether your son likes to watch birds, look at nature, or feel like he is in the front row of sporting events, these binoculars are the perfect tool to get the job done. They have a great grip so they are not easily dropped and shockproof for those times they do drop, they will not break easily. The Shockproof Binoculars will be enjoyed daily.

Free to Fly Remote Control Cars

Remote Control Car RC Cars - Drift High Speed Off Road Stunt Truck, Race Toy with 2 Rechargeable Batteries, 4 Wheel Drive, Cool Birthday Gifts for Boys Age 6 7 8 9 10 11 Year Old Kids Toys

Growing up, my brother and I had RC cars that we loved racing around after school. There is something that brings back the nostalgia for me. It feels warm. For years, such racing sets were the main holiday gift for kids, and for those that are kids at heart. These come with 2 rechargeable batteries so you can have fun time and time again. These Free to Fly RC Cars climb rocks, do stunts, and tackle all types of terrain. A creative, fun gift for the 10-year-old boy and his dad!

Walkie Talkies

Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio, 2 Pack

My grand-kids love hiding and playing spy with these walkies-talkies as they follow their grandpa around the farmyard. They love to pretend and imagine they are secret agents. I love watching and listening to their great adventures. This is a great birthday or Christmas gift for your little 10-year-old boy warrior! Motorola T100 Walkie Talkies will inspire hours of play.

K’NEX Thrill Rides- Kraken’s Revenge Roller Coaster

K'NEX Thrill Rides-Kraken's Revenge Roller Coaster Building Set-Ages 9+ -Engineering Education Toy (Amazon Exclusive) (17616)

Is your son growing bored with Lego’s, if so he may be interested in designing and building this awesome roller coaster kit? This Kraken’s Revenge coaster features a fantasy twist- it has a real Kraken on the coaster! Your 10-year-old boy can build his own motorized coaster track that has a light-up car and a moving creature. As an educator, I like that it encourages a boy’s creativity and imagination, and it’s the perfect gift for the tween boy who loves activities with both fast cars and fantasy adventures. Here is a toy that does both. Maybe that budding engineer would find it educational! The K’Nex Kracken’s Revenge Roller Coaster is a great designing gift for the exceptional 10-year-old boy.

noot Bluetooth Headphones

noot products NP11 Wireless Earphones Bluetooth in-Ear Headphones with Mic, Volume & Remote Control IPX7 Sweatproof Earbuds for Sports, Workout, Running, Gym (Black)

These will give your 10-year-old son hours of listening time. He can chill in his bedroom or in the back of the car, leaving you uninterrupted for those few precious moments. They last a long time and recharge quickly – plus they are sweatproof. The noot Bluetooth Headphones are a quality birthday gift for the 10-year-old music lover in your house.

Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth

Image of the Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth

Games are always a good way to get your children to learn patience, fair play and collaboration. The Labyrinth game offers many challenges as they work their way through the twists and turns under the water. The Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth is a family game that will make a good gift for your boy turning 10!

Harry Potter Coding Kit

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit – Build a Wand. Learn To Code. Make Magic.

Lookout Harry Potter and coding geeks, a best gift for your 10-year-old fan on his birthday. The Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit will get your boy super excited to begin coding his own wand. He can create magic tricks using his computer and the app.

Robotics: Smart Machines Science Kit

Image of the Thames & Kosmos Robotics: Smart Machines Science Kit

A great starter kit for the 10-year-old boy who is new to robotics. It is simple and fun. Your son can program his robot, using your tablet or smartphone to do different behaviors. The Thames & Kosmos Robotics is a fun, creative and interactive gift for the 10-year-old son for his birthday.

Robotic Arm Edge

OWI Robotic Arm Edge | No Soldering Required | Extensive Range of Motion on All Pivot Points

Now that is an awesome robotic arm. It reminds me of the Star Wars movie. Super death-defying action going on. This thing is extreme. Any 10-year-old boy will love to work with the OWI Robotic Arm Edge. It is just a big ol holy buckets of an item. Great birthday gift.

RipStik Ripster Caster Board – Red – FFP

Image of the RipStik Ripster Caster Board - Red - FFP

Flying fast, far and fabulous! Your 10-year-old can be the neighborhood skating rock star on the RipStik Board. Tons of fun, creates good balance and hand-eye coordination as he maneuvers those sidewalks or that the amazing skate park. Help your boy get outside and mount upon his new Ripstik for his 10th birthday.

Forbidden Island

Forbidden Island – The Cooperative Strategy Survival Island Board Game

A great game known to combine a traditional card game and a board game delivering loads of fun. I love games and activities that encourage imagination, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. A plus is it teaches cooperative strategy through the survival on an island. The Forbidden Island board game is a satisfying adventure your 10-year-old boy will enjoy on his birthday.

Educational Insights Artie 3000

Image of the Educational Insights Artie 3000 The Coding Robot: STEM Toy, Coding Robot for Kids 7+

Your 10-year-old designs the code and Arti draws the lines. How fun is that. Create your own map, trail, or path and Artie will follow it. The Coding Robot let’s your 10-year-old boy start coding right away. Once he knocks out the basics, he can learn more from Arti. A great way to teach your son some much-needed skills for the future, while he is having fun at the same time. A birthday gift he will enjoy.

Spyro Trilogy Reignited

Spyro Trilogy Reignited (PS4)

All three Spyro games in one. An opportunity for the Spyro boy to play every one of them consecutively. Hours of fun. The Spyro Trilogy Reignited (PS4) will have your 10-year-old boy smiling from ear to ear.

Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con

Image of the Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01)

Cool new gadgets. It can be carried around like a game or hooked to your television just like a game console. Your 10-year-old son can play games solo or join his friends remotely. The Nintendo Switch is mobile, and loads of fun. I bet this is on your 10-year-olds birthday or Christmas wish list.

ATIMO Digital Watch

Image of the Gifts for Boys Girls Age 5-15, ATIMO Digital Watch Birthday Gifts for 6-16 Year Old Boy Girl Kids Present for 5-14 Year Old Boys Sports Watch

Hey, a fashionable sporty watch for your son’s 10th birthday! It does almost everything. It will not get your son to clean his room, but he will be home in time for lunch. The ATIMO Digital Watch is a cool, sporty watch that will keep him always on time.

Schwinn High Timber Mountain Bike

Schwinn High Timber Youth/Adult Mountain Bike, Steel Frame, 24-Inch Wheels, 21-Speed, Silver

A great ride, smooth and steady. Your 10-year-old boy will shine like a star on his new Schwinn High Timber Mountain Bike, and be the envy of every kid on the block. Great exercise and extreme enjoyment. You will not regret this purchase for the boy turning 10.

Lucky Fortune Collector’s Case

Image of the WowWee Lucky Fortune Collector's Case with 5 Exclusive Bracelets

The lucky fortune toys are getting popular. Your son can crack open his fortune cookie, get his fortune, and a cool new bracelet.  The WowWee Lucky Fortune Case is a perfect birthday gift for the 10-year-old softhearted boy that loves to collect stuff.

Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit

Image of the 4M 5557 Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit - Easy DIY Stem Toys Lab Experiment Specimens, A Great Educational Gift for Kids & Teens, Boys & Girls

Your 10-year-old boy will feel like a rock star chemist when he grows his own crystals. We have done many crystals over the years and it is always exciting and fun to watch them and eagerly await their full bloom. I love to get the children’s imaginations going creating the crystals and that is only half of the fun. Once they are done, they make a great night light in his room. The crystals will create a mystic atmosphere and allow him to imagine far off places, flying on a rocket ship or discovering rare gems in caves. A fascinating project for everyone in your home. Watch the Crystal Growing Science Experimental Kit and illuminate in red, white and blue and then check out your 10-year-olds excitement!

Wall Climbing Robot

Thames & Kosmos Geckobot Wall Climbing Robot

For the boy who loves creatures that look pretty cool and also likes to put them together. This little dude climbs with his suction cup feet and an air system, you put him together. Build your own gecko. The Geckobot uses its tongue, just like a real lizard to feel where objects are.  When the Geckobot Robot hits an object in its path, it is triggered into reverse gear and it goes back down the wall. The Geckobot’s head and tail sway from side to side while it walks, creating an amazing lifelike lizard effect.

Weather Station Kit

4M Weather Station Kit - Climate Change, Global Warming, Lab - STEM Toys Educational Gift for Kids & Teens, Girls & Boys

Learning about the weather is always interesting. An excellent way to educate your 10-year-old son and answer his weather questions. A good starter kit to test out some theories and play weatherman. The 4M Weather Station Kit could create the next great weatherman. A fun birthday gift for the 10-year-old.

Monster Lightening Wheel Tractor

TOMY John Deere Monster Treads Lightning Wheels Tractor, Green

I got this sweet deal a couple of years ago when my grandson was about to turn 10. He loved it. A quick learner, it took him a whole 5 minutes to be running the Monster Lightning Wheels Tractor all over our yard. We took it down to the camper and he played for hours with it. Every kid in the campground was over watching. It also taught my grandson more about sharing and building friendships. He let many of the other kids give it a try. Proud grandma here.

Light Up Gloves

3 Pairs LED Gloves for Kids Teens Men Women, Neon Light Up Rave Glow Gloves 5 Colors 6 Modes Flashing Glow in The Dark Party Supplies Halloween Birthday Holiday Gifts Party Favors

These are just fun. We bought several sets and use them to play Hide-n-Seek and the kids love them for so many other things. They use them when they ride bike down at the camper, to just be cool when we go somewhere. They are always a hit. The 3-pack of Light Up Gloves are a fun, entertaining gift for the boy turning 10. He will love them and wear them all the time. Make sure you buy more than one. You will want a pair also.

Shaved Ice Maker

Hawaiian Shaved Ice S900A Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine, White

Every 10-year-old loves a good snow cone! We had a snow cone machine and I am ready to buy this one again for my little’s. It lasted for years and we used it a lot! The kiddo’s favorite thing to do when they got home from daycare was to help me make snow cones. We sat outside on the screen porch, ate our snow cones and they told me all the fun things that happened that day. Food brings us together. Snow cones excite the 10-year-old and get him talking. Give your 10-year-old boy the gift of time and an awesome snow cone, buy him the Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine for his birthday.

Bananagrams Word Game

Bananagrams Word Game

We have this game. The kids love it on family game night or when we are camping on a rainy afternoon. The Bananagrams Word Game is fun for everyone and offer spelling and learning on the side. It is fun to come up with a word the kids do not know so we can have an educational moment as well. A fun birthday gift for the 10-year-old and a great stocking stuffer item.

SanDisk 8GB Clip Sport MP3 Player

Image of the SanDisk 8GB Clip Sport MP3 Player, Lime - LCD Screen and FM Radio - SDMX24-008G-G46L

I use my MP3 player all the time and my grandson is constantly borrowing it. Can you imagine, we like the same music, well almost. The SanDisk MP3 Player is a birthday gift your 10-year-old son will really enjoy and use constantly. It is great, especially, if you do not like his music, he can listen to it without anyone else hearing it. A great gift idea.

Zero Gravity Laser-Guided Wall Climbing Remote Control Car

Air Hogs, Zero Gravity Laser, Laser-Guided Real Wall Climbing Race Car, Red

An entertaining zero gravity car, your 10-year-old will flip for this one. Do I hear a birthday gift? We are the proud owners of a zero-gravity car and my grandkids love it, from the 2-year-old to the 11-year-old. They can all use it and have hours of fun. The Zero Gravity Laser Wall Climbing Race Car is a birthday gift that will bring joy, cool action, and amazing stunts. It really drives on the walls. Super cool.

WowWee Buttheads Series 2

Image of the WowWee Buttheads Series 2 - Uranus (Alien) - Interactive Farting Toy

I do not understand the infatuation with butt toys or flatulence, but it is what it is, and these toys are popular and, on my grandsons, “Get it” list. I imagine it is on your sons list too. The Uranus (Alien) Farting Toy is a toy every 10-year-old boy wants, so he can prank people, using the timer. He can collect all the toys and they each make their own original fart sound. Yes, I said it. They fart. I can just hear all the giggling and laughter.

Rock Tumbler

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit - Includes Rough Gemstones, 4 Polishing Grits, Jewelry Fastenings and Detailed Learning Guide - Great STEM Science Kit for Mineralogy and Geology Enthusiasts

We live in a rural area and my grandson is always picking up pretty rocks, or so he thinks. To be honest I got tired of finding rocks all over my house. So grandma did, what grandmas do best, I got him this NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit because if we are keeping rocks I need them to be pretty too. Humor intended. Now all those rocks have turned into a beautiful container full of all the gems he really collected. He loves his rock tumbler. This would make a great birthday gift for a 10-year-old who loves rocks, science, and being creative. Coolest toy ever!

50-Foot Solar Balloon

TEDCO Tedcotoys Kids Activity 50-Foot Solar Balloon

Holy magical sun power. A great way to experience the power of the sun. The sun makes this balloon float. Is it magic or science? Talk about a great science experiment coupled with loads of fun for your 10-year-old son. There are not only hours of just plain old fun to be had here, but your boy can learn about heat, absorption, buoyancy, convection, thermodynamics, and solar power. As an educator this is exciting! You can teach the principles of Bernoullis and Pascal. The 50-Foot Solar Balloon will be the best 10th birthday gift you ever gave your son.

SmartLab Toys Ultimate Secret Formula Lab

SmartLab Toys Ultimate Secret Formula Lab

A perfect birthday gift for the science-minded 10-year-old. This science lab will take you into the Spiderman movie when Spiderman was bitten by a genetically modified spider. Creepy, exciting, and loads of fun. The SmartLab Ultimate Secret Formula Lab will be a birthday hit for the 10-year-old.

Mini Drone

Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120°Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with Gravity Sensor, Voice Control, Gesture Control, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flip RTF 2 Batteries

Drones are amazing and a fun way to check out the landscape you cannot see. The drones offer an opportunity to check out that river bed or fly over the lake. You can scout out some wild animals when you’re on that trip or just chase your brother. The Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone is a cool gift for the 10-year-olds birthday or Christmas this year.

Classical Dragon Kite

HENGDA KITE-Upgrade Classical Dragon Kite-Easy to Fly-55inch x 62inch Single Line with Tail

Kites seem almost as extinct as this dragon. I rarely see kids fly them. The kite is a lost art, but so much fun. Every year we get kites and go out in the field and fly them. We have a full day of fun and adventure. The kids love it. A good gift for your 10-year-olds birthday is the Classical Dragon Kite. A perfect outing and activity.

Snap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Exploration Kit

Snap Circuits LIGHT Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 175 Exciting STEM Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 55+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toys for Kids 8+,Multi

These are fun! I purchased some Smart Circuits a couple of years ago for my grandsons. They loved these. They quickly got the hang of building circuits. Some made a fan turn on, others made noises and others lite up when done correctly. Even if not done correctly it is a great to hand and eye coordination. The Smart Circuits will be an amazing learning gift for the boy turning 10. He will love building science experiments with them. Super cool. You can connect your music device to the new Snap Circuits Lights and the results are incredible! The lights flash to the music, keep rearranging, and build new circuitry. An amazing birthday gift for the boy turning 10 is the Snap Circuits Electronics Kit with over 170 ways to build.


Segway Ninebot S-Plus Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with Intelligent Lighting and Battery System, Remote Control and Auto-Following Mode, White

I am not crazy. Your 10-year-old can ride this and will love it! Our whole family has ridden Segway’s, on trips. I have always wanted one, but the cost was always extreme so I never bought one. This one is affordable and an item everyone in your family will use and love. We tend to buy gifts that are very specific for our 10-year-old boys but they will love to share the Segway Ninebot with everyone in the family. What a great way to travel to a friend. Love this.

Outdoor Trampoline

Skywalker Trampolines 8-Foot Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline with Safety Enclosure and Basketball Hoop, Blue

What 10-year-old would say no to a trampoline? They will be super excited. We have the trampoline with a net and the kids, of all ages, love it. Grandma even gets in there. You can add the cool sprinkler system to it and you have an amazing water ride or shoot hoops with the included basketball hoop. I guarantee the Skywalker 12-foot Jump ‘n Dunk Trampoline will have that 10-year-old jumping in no time.

Trampoline Sprinkler

Bobor Trampoline Sprinkler for Kids, Outdoor Trampoline Backyard Water Park Sprinkler Fun Summer Outdoor Water Toys for Boys Girls. (39ft)

If you have a trampoline and do not have this sprinkler your 10-year-old is missing out. What a great way to spend a hot day. I know at our house when it is hot the trampoline sits deserted. We added the sprinkler to it and our grandkids are on it every day. They love it more than their pool. The Trampoline Sprinkler is a fun way to stay cool and be outdoors. Fun for everyone. Give a great gift for your son’s 10th birthday.

Water Gun 2-Pack

MTOUOCK Water Guns for Kids, 2 Pack Super Soaker Blaster Water Guns for Kids & Adult,600CC High Capacity,Gifts for Boys and Girls Outdoor Swimming Pool Party Refresh Summer

These are fun! My 10-year-old grandson and his little brothers love playing with these in the pool and when we go to the lake. A fun birthday gift that is easy to handle and fill. The boys love how far they squirt and also how slow this grandma runs. They always get me. Wink. wink. I love spending time with my grandsons. They grow up fast. they will always remember the times they sprayed this slow grandma with their Water Gun 2-Pack, I love making memories.

Dream Tents Bed Canopy

Bed Tent Dream Tents Bed Canopy Shelter Cabin Indoor Privacy Warm Breathable Pop Up Twin Size for Kids and Adult Patent Pending PitchBlack(Mattress Not Included)

My grandkids spend a lot of time at my house. Last year we bought these fun bed tents for our 10 and 12-year-olds so they had a really cool place to sleep. The boys love them. Once we got them put together, they played in them for hours. They feel safe when they sleep in them. They feel just like they are in a fort. So much fun to be had when we can be creative. Our little’s need a personal space that fits their personalities. The Canopy Shelter Cabins were a win at my house!

EzyRoller New Drifter Pro-X

EzyRoller New Drifter Pro-X Ride on Toy for Kids or Adults, Ages 10 and Older Up to 200 lbs. - Purple

I can see my grandson rolling down the sidewalk in his EzyRoller and yours too. Your 10-year-old will love this rider. He can cruise around and feel pretty awesome. The EzyRoller New Drifter will hold up to your sons energy and action. His friends will all want one on their birthday too.

FOFANA Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course

FOFANA Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course for Kids - 65' Longest Ninja Slackline | 9 Awesome Obstacles | Play Outside + Have Fun + Get Stronger | Ninja Monkey Bars Line

Boys love to climb and be Ninja’s, especially those boys turning 10! They have energy and enthusiasm that is endless. Get your boy this fun exercise Ninja center for his birthday this year. The FOFANA Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course has so many activities. He can do completions with his friends, while he builds all that needed body strength.

Hoosker Doosker Tug of War

Hoosker Doosker Tug of War - The Game of Balance and Skill

Tug of war is an awesome game. Here is a great way for your boys to play using the Hoosker Doosker Tug of War, a game of balance and skill. Your 10-year-old will have extreme fun and won’t even know he is exercising. A fun family event. Get everyone involved and don’t forget the mud pit!

Toysmith Beetle & Bee Habitat

Toysmith Beetle & Bee Solitary Bee Habitat (2349)

An excellent gift for the 10-year-old who loves bees and knowledge about the Eco-system. A fun starter kit to help him understand hives and the solitary life of certain bees or beetles in your neighborhood. The Beetle & Bee Habitat will get your son wondering and learning. Make his birthday educational as well as fun.

Zip Line

Hi-Na Zip Line Kit 80ft 100ft 120ft Zipline Kits for Backyard Kids Play Set Zipline with Seat Handles Ziplines for Backyards Zipline 100 Foot Zip Line Kit Zip Line Play Set Zipline for Kids (100ft)

So much fun, not kidding! We have an amazing zip-line in our yard and everyone loves it! The grandkids spend hours zipping across, from tree to tree. An awesome birthday gift for the 10-year-old. The Hi-Na Zip Line will keep him busy for hours and all summer. He will not get tired of this gift. Lightning speed, roaring through the sky. Even the little’s love it!

Ogo Disk

Mezo Max Disc Set with Rubber Koosh Ball - Outdoor Large Bouncy Disk Game for Lawn & Pool - Throw, Toss & Catch - Kids & Adults 4+

Keeping our kids active and exercising is important. The Ogo Disks will get your 10-year-old son out the door running and playing in the yard. Everyone can play. A great family game that encourages exercise, sportsmanship, and cooperation. The OgoSport Disk Set will make a perfect gift for any holiday.

Ninja Tree Climbing Holds

TOPNEW 12 Ninja Tree Climbing Holds for Kids Climber, Adult Climbing Rocks with 6 Ratchet Straps for Outdoor Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course Training

A tree-climbing boy is an adventurous boy. My grandsons and granddaughters love their tree climbing equipment. Now, they can go higher and be safe. They are on top of the world, watching the birds and using their spy equipment. They really enjoy the outdoors and the Ninja Tree Climbing Warrior Obstacle Course Training kit keeps them active and healthy. A great 10th birthday gift for your son, grandson, or nephew!

Ribbon Ninja

Fat Brain Toys Ribbon Ninja Active Play for Ages 6 to 10

Get a crazy, active game of ribbon ninja going in your yard. Who can zip, zag, and zoom the fastest and keep at least one ribbon from being stolen wins? Your 10-year-old son will strike as fast as a cobra. An awesome new way to play tag. The kids will love playing Ninja with their friends. Talk about exercise. They will have a blast as they race around and try to be the winner.

Deluxe Root Viewer

Beetle & Bee See Thru Garden View by Toysmith, Root Viewer - DIY Arts & Crafts Gardening for Kids & Teens, Boys & Girls, See Thru Root Viewer, New Style

Gardening is not just a girl’s activity. My husband is the main green thumb in our house, and your 10-year-old son can be too. Is he interested in how things grow? It is always an opportunity for kids to learn, and increase their knowledge when we gift them something cool; but has learning moments. The Beetle & Bee See-Thru Garden will get your boy interested in the “root” of the matter. Gift your 10-year-old an educational moment, fun included.

Liquid Floor

Liquid Floor Tile Six Pack 12

Calm. When I see this liquid floor, I envision a calm moment. A 10-year-old who deals with anxiety and stress can always use a moment to be still, and experience colors and motion outside of themselves. The Liquid Floor can offer your son some quiet time to feel and be present in the moment. A gift of calm.

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing Stories

50 Impressive Kids and Their Amazing (and True!) Stories (They Did What?)

Teaching our sons, they can move mountains and change the word begins with knowledge. I love giving books. The They Did What? book will inspire your 10-year-old to be inspirational and a motivator. Our sons can be creative and awe-inspiring. Give him the birthday gift that teaches him what is possible.

I AM Enough

I Am Enough

Our world can impact our children’s self-belief. It can teach them they are not enough. All of our children are enough. An inspiring book to remind our 10-year-old sons that everyone is enough and so are they. Help create a world of kindness and teach your son I Am Enough. He is. A beautiful birthday gift for the 10-year-old boy to remind him he matters.

3-D Home Kit

3-D Home Kit: All You Need to Construct a Model of Your Own Home or Addition

For the 10-year-old budding architect. A home builder’s dream. Everything he needs as a birthday gift to create just about anything. You can plan your own project, just like a real architect. Your boy can follow the design and build his dream home. The 3-D Home Kit let’s him be creative, precise and work on his math and design skills.

Monster Jam Grave Digger

Monster Jam Official Grave Digger Remoter Control Monster Truck, 1: 15 Scale, 2.4Ghz

Remote control cars and trucks are a must-have for every 10-year-old boy. They love them. The speed, control, and power get them grunting like Tim the Tool Man Taylor. A perfect birthday gift for the rugged outdoor-loving boy on his birthday is the Monster Jam Grave Digger.

Sony PlayStation VR

Sony PlayStation VR

Virtual becomes reality with this electronic win. Hook it up and play. Everything in detail as you race to the finish line or challenge a friend. Every 10-year-old gamer is wanting a Sony PlayStation VR to upgrade his ability when he is “In the Zone.”

Boon Glo Nightlight

Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls,White

A cool nightlight that has a portable ball, for those late-night trips to the bathroom or kitchen for a snack. Super cool and a great idea. My grandson is always having to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. With this, he can grab a ball and go, no more turning on the big lights, that wake everyone up. I like the Boon Glo Nightlight with Portable Balls, a cool birthday gift for your 10 something boy.

Anti-Gravity Running Boots

Air Kicks Anti-Gravity Running Boots, Small (T-0) for Kids 55-99 Lbs.

My grandson is all about space and going in a space rocket, so he thinks these are too the moon! Lots of fun to be had walking like a spaceman. There are so many cool items out there to buy for your 10 something son. I would definitely give the Air Kicks Anti-Gravity Running Boots a look for your inquisitive astronaut.


Fluxx 5.0 Card Game

Try to keep up with this game 10-year-olds. The rules change as you play the game, how cool is that. Even the object of the game can change as your son and his friends play, and players trade one goal card for another. Do you never know if you can achieve World Peace before someone changes the goal to Bread and Chocolate? A must-have for the family, making game night hysterical! The Fluxx 5.0 Card Game will keep you wanting more.

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels 9-Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)

Many 10-year-old boys still love these basic hot wheels. They are a toy that has stayed strong generation after generation. I still have many of my 10-year-old son’s hot wheels and now his sons play with them. You cannot beat the tough Hot Wheels for the perfect gift on a birthday.

When considering gifts for the 10-year-old boy you need to understand who he is and what he loves to do. Is he always outside? Riding his bike. Playing video games. Fishing with his dad. What excites and entertains him, then find something that offers education and stimulation. I always look for quality and versatility. What is the lifespan of the toy or item? Will he be tired of it in the first week or will he go back week after week and wear it out because he has used and enjoyed it. I want something that lasts and can be handed down to brothers, cousins or nephews.

FAQs About Best Gift for a 10-Year-Old Boy

What do 10-year-olds want for their big birthday?

They want fun, the new gadget, the best bike or science experiment. They want to get dirty, take risks, and be cool to their friends and the girls or boys. Kids just want to be liked. They want to fit in and have shared experiences with other kids their age. What item is trending? What do you see their friends playing with? But, make sure it is something your son will like. Most 10-year-old boys want something fast. I suggest, considering your budget then look at these items;

  • The Segway Ninebot will be a hit and the whole family can enjoy it. I promise your 10-year-old will clean his room for at least a week.
  • The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit has several battlefields and real robotic supercars. A creative, fun gift for the 10-year-old boy and his dad!
  • A great ride; smooth and steady. Your 10-year-old boy will shine like a star on his new Schwinn High Timber Mountain Bike, and be the envy of every kid on the block. Great exercise and extreme enjoyment. You will not regret this purchase for the boy turning 10.
  • The Hi-Na Zip Line will keep him busy for hours and all summer. He will not get tired of this gift. Lightning speed, roaring through the sky. Even the littles love it!

What should I get my 10-year-old boy for Christmas?

  • The SanDisk MP3 Player is a birthday gift your 10-year-old son will really enjoy and use constantly. It is great especially if you do not like his music, he can listen to it without anyone else hearing it. A great gift idea.
  • I got this sweet deal a couple of years ago when my grandson was about to turn 10. He loved it. He is a quick learner, and within minutes was able to run the Monster Lightning Wheels Tractor. We took it down to the camper over the weekend and he played for hours with it. Every kid in the campground was over watching. It also taught my grandson more about sharing and building friendships. He let many of the other kids give it a try. Proud grandma here.

What does a 10-year-old want for their 2021 birthday?

  • The Discovering Constructions & Bridges is a great way to do that. Encourage your son to greatness on his 10th birthday or for any holiday. Another fun gift idea is the Swurfer swing. This awesome swing will stand up for hours of fun and incredible speeds.
  • The kids will love playing Ninja with their friends. Talk about exercise. They will have a blast as they race around and try to be the winner.
  • The Nintendo Switch is mobile, and loads of fun. I bet this is on your 10-year-olds birthday or Christmas wish list.

What do ten-year-olds want as gifts?

  • The Nerf N Strike Toy Blaster is loads of fun. It will keep your 10-year-old active and healthy! The rapid blasting is the best part of my grandsons.
  • This Waterproof Digital Video HD Action Camera is a win-win!
  • The ATIMO Digital Watch is a cool, sporty watch that will keep him always on time.
  • Every 10-year-old gamer is wanting a Sony PlayStation VR to upgrade his ability when he is “In the Zone.”

Gifts for Similar Ages

Final Word

The best gift for your 10-year-old son is not always about the cost, it is about making it personal and understanding what excites your son, grandson, or nephew. My grandsons love anything that is hands-on, building, or constructing. They love the fast and furious. I always look for safety, sometimes kids take risks. Make sure you’re protecting them with the right gear for any item you purchase. Helmets, gloves, and knee-pads are always important!

Terri Mielitz

I have eleven grandchildren ranging from 2 to 25 years of age. I watch 3 of the toddlers everyday. I am an educator and a firm believer in learning, even with playtime.

I put a lot of thought into gift buying. Gifts tell a story and I want the loved ones in my life to have a positive story of belonging.