As boys get older they buying gits for them can get tricky, but hopefully this guide will offer some helpful suggestions for gifts they will love.
Gravity Maze – This gravity powered maze tests players ability to build different marble mazes and beat new challenges. For Ages 8+
BB-8 Sphero – This app-enabled Droid responds to your interactions. BB-8 will show a range of expressions and perk up when you give voice commands. Watch your Droid explore autonomously, guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings.
Robot Kit – The UBTECH JIMU Robot Astrobot is a buildable and codable robot that kids will love. Using Blockly coding you can program your robot to navigate obstacles, pick-up objects, control light and sound effects, add personality and more.
Drum Pad – Portable drum pads that offer high quality sound and a record feature will provide hours of musical entertainment. Most importantly there is an external headphone jack!
Metal Detector – This Junior Metal detector will have your kids outside searching for treasure. Features 5 inch depth detection, target identification system, target depth indicator, 3 tons and more.
Headphones – A good pair of wireless headphones allow kids to listen to their favorite music in high quality stereo sound.
Wallet – A simple wallet makes a nice gift for a growing boy. But a new wallet that is already stocked with money makes an excellent gift!
Sports Team Apparel – Weather it’s their favorite team jersey, college basketball team sweatshirt or baseball cap if they are sports fans, new team apparel will be a big hit. (I have no team preferences so all links are randomly selected teams.)
Blue Tooth Speaker – A durable, waterproof speaker they can use to blast their favorite tunes is a great gift for kids that are really into music.
Bike – A new bike is always awesome to get as a gift, especially if you’ve grown out of your kid bike a need a bigger tween/teen bike.
Skateboard – A skateboard is a great gift for active boys.
Amazon Gift Card – An Amazon gift card give them a whole lot of options to pick out the perfect present they want. Or to
Nerf Guns – Armed with enough soft dart ammunition, what kid (or adult) doesn’t love a Nerf gun.
Kindle e-Reader – Give them access to a giant library on one device with the Kindle and the Kindle Unlimited Membership Plan which allows them have unlimited access to books, monthly magazines and audio books.
LEGO – You’re never too old to play with LEGO, especially LEGO Technic. Kids can build amazing LEGO creations with moveable parts, some of which are compatible with the LEGO Technic Power Functions Motor Set.
Books – Books always make great gifts and even if you kid isn’t a big reader graphic novels or comic books are a fun creative way to get kids reading. Check out my favorite graphic novels for tween boys.
Spikeball – A fun game to play with friends. This active game is designed for 4 players and is portable.
Perplexus – A truly challenging maze that you can spend hours trying to solve and perfect.
They key to finding a great gift for a tween boys is to find a general subject that interests them run with that. Ask are they into sports, reading, science, video games? Any of these listed items would make a great gift. I know my boys have approved all of these items as acceptable gifts.
Electric Motors Catalyst – For anyone that loves to build and create the Electric Motors Catalyst from Tinkering Labs is the perfect kit. It brings hours of creative and educational learning that any child that has an interest in STEM education will love.
Read my review of the Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst.