Our list of fun tween boy gifts includes some really cool things that would make great surprise gifts for those hard-to-shop-for tweens. Be sure to check out all our gift ideas.
Tween Boy Gifts
It can be really challenging to find great gift ideas for tween boys, but if you look outside the box, you can sometimes find something fun and unique. My kids always make a list every year, but I always surprise them with things that they were not expecting. I try and find gifts that are popular and get great reviews from other kids and they are almost always a hit
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Toybox, made popular by the Shark Tank, is the first easy-to-use, one-touch 3D printer for kids to design and print their own toys. With an enormous toy catalog, we are introducing affordable fun for the whole family! Built to be used by children, Toybox can be controlled with simple one-touch functions. No adult assistance needed, no need to adjust removable print bed, easy filament loading and novel print bed design that doesn’t require a knife to remove prints like most 3D printers. Thousands of awesome toys are available at your fingertips in our Toybox catalog. New toys added weekly and seasonally. Or upload your own designs to create your own toys or draw them and bring them to life through our user-friendly apps and tools. Your creations are stored on the cloud for easy access.
Horrified is a highly-reviewed cooperative board game for tweens, ages 10 and up, where you defend the town against Frankenstein, Dracula, the bride of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy, the invisible Man, and the creature from the black Lagoon. Imagine living in a place so wretched that it’s not plagued by one, two, or even three monsters, but seven of the most horrifying fiends you’ve ever heard of. In this game, you’ll come face to face with them all as you work together to rid the town of these maniacal or misunderstood creatures… Before it’s too late. This game is made of high-quality components and has easy-to-understand instructions. You can also find this Horrified Strategy Game at Target.
Robotics kits are super cool gifts for tweens. The VEX Robotics Excavator by HEXBUG is one of several new additions to the VEX Construction Collection in 2021! Using the power of STEM and 370+ snap-together pieces, follow step-by-step illustrated instructions to build the Excavator. This mechanical marvel is complete with a working boom arm, bucket, rotating turret, and rolling treads! Extend your learning with the included STEM experiment guide and parent sheet! This multi-jointed build snaps together using easy-to-connect VEX IQ pieces so you can tear down and rebuild!
Your tweens and teens will love these Graw Jump Ramps and they can be used for bikes, scooters or skateboards. They are of beechwood for maximum stability and quality, yet they are lightweight so they can be easily transported. They are light and compact with no assembly needed. The Graw J15 Model has a 5.9 inch height, which works great for beginners. The Graw J20 model has a 7.9 inch height for launching. The taller model, the Graw J20 Model has a 9.8 inch height for launching is best for advanced riders.
Tweens will love this all new Mega Mouth Game for kids 8 and up. Everyone is a lip reader in this game of massive mouth magnification! Draw a category card, hold the mega-magnifier up to your mouth, and silently speak to your teammates. Don’t say the words out loud! Players are awarded tokens for every answer they guess correctly. Read my lips… MEGA MOUTH is a marvelous and memorable must-have party game!
Bounce ’em, sink ’em, and get the high score! The Bulls-Eye Ball electronic game features lights, sounds, and keeps track of the score as players step up to the challenge! Players bounce balls into the target to score the most points, beat their best times, and challenge their friends to one up their skills. It includes 5 exciting modes: 30 Second Blitz, 25 Point Rush, Bulls-Eye Ace, Target Master, and Practice Mode. The game is a fun choice for the family for game night, and it comes in a great size for on-the-go play; set it up on almost any tabletop and play solo or with friends. It’s a fun thing to do while staying at home, and makes a great holiday gift or birthday gift for kids ages 8 and up.
Get your tweens outdoors with this impact-activated LED is built into our NIGHTMATCH LED football. It ensures maximum visibility in the dark and is still clearly visible from a long distance! It is impact-activated and lights up when bounced, for 30 seconds, and shuts off when not in use. It is made of high-quality materials and it is sturdy and waterproof.
My boys are all about the Disney Plus show, The Mandalorian and these cool Mandalorian Pajamas are a fun set. Made with your comfort in mind, this adult-size two-piece pajama set ensures you feel cool and comfy during sleep time. The pajama pants have a front drawstring closure with a full waistband elastic to ensure the perfect fit every time, while the side pockets add functional style for convenient wear. Wear together as a set or mix with other sleepwear pieces to create a variety of sleep looks.
Time outdoors with your family and friends has never been easier thanks to the CROSSNET. This game allows you to enjoy your first official four-way volleyball game. Crossnet created a unique combo by combining traditional four square and volleyball rules in a competitive game to 11; in which you can win by 2 points. Thanks to the quick and easy setup, you can challenge your closest pals at any place, any time, within minutes on sand or grass. Best of all, this volleyball net is adjustable for children’s, women’s, and men’s outdoor volleyball height. Whether you have a pool party, birthday party, or want an entertaining day with your friends, the CROSSNET 4-Way Volleyball Game Set is the perfect day-long entertainment. This set includes a carrying backpack and ball.
Hydro-dipping is the coolest and newest viral trend. Assemble and apply graphic designs to mini skateboards with the Hydro Dip Custom Skate Studio by Creativity for Kids. This craft activity kit is great for creating and decorating finger skateboards that you can play with or display! You will have fun doing ollies, kick flips, heel flips and more with a custom finger board completely designed by you! Everything you need to make 5 mini finger skateboards is included, just add creativity and imagination. This complete craft kit comes with 5 skate-decks, 8 hydro-skins, grip tape, stickers, wheels, screws and a mini tool set. No glue, paint or chemicals are need to complete this craft! Simply use water to activate the hydro skin graphics to the skateboard mini desks and get ready to play with a toy that’s uniquely yours. Build creative confidence and entertain with at home, indoor screen-free craft activities for kids.
Get your tween outside with this super cool, all new, Razor Electric Drift Rider. They can experience edge-of-their-seat drifting action excitement with the Razor Drift Rider electric drift cycle! Twist the throttle to feel the power of the 100-watt, electric hub motor, then kick out the back end to kick the action into high gear, drifting freestyle at speeds up to 9 mph . The Drift Rider’s high-torque, direct-drive hub motor powers up to 40 minutes of continuous use while dual-inclined, urethane, caster wheels and innovative, 3-D steering lets you lean deep into the curves. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind, moto-inspired, adrenaline pumping, power-sliding ride, with the Razor Drift Rider! This drifter is perfect for riders ages 9 and up weighing up to 143 pounds.
Tweens who love to build will love this interactive Lego set. Open up the world of music video making for kids as they direct and star in their own music videos with the LEGO VIDIYO The Boombox. Download the free app to scan the 4 music minifigures. Then scan the model and see it become the stage as your child creates a music video to share with others in the safe social feed. The Boombox is full of features that offer hours of play both offline and digitally with the app. Kids will love turning the heads, speakers and lights on the toy model to change the scenery and lighting in their music videos. Each element has four options to select, giving kids ultimate creativity – like swapping the heads to choose tropical, space, forest or castle scenery. LEGO VIDIYO sets offer a safe social play experience, helping kids become directors and stars of their own music videos. See their creativity grow as they produce videos packed with fun characters, songs, dance moves and amazing effects. You can also find Lego Vidiyo The Boombox at Target.
This Yonanas Deluxe Frozen Dessert Maker would make a fun project for your tween. You will love that they can create a healthy treat. If you can slice and freeze fruit, you can use Yonanas! In just a few minutes, make wholesome, delicious, vegan and dairy free desserts with no added fats, sugars, or additives. Create your own or use the 72 included recipes. All removable parts are top rack dishwasher safe and BPA free. Choose from black, red, teal or pink Yonanas Deluxe.
Now your tweens can keep busy with this fun set, both indoors and outdoors. The Black Series Axe and Star Throwing and Target Set features three plastic axes and three stars designed for play indoors or out with the special target. Learn how to throw axes and stars at a target safely while honing your aim. Thanks to the durable plastic bristles on the target capture the axes without having to puncture paper or stick into foam, so you can reuse the same target again and again. Plus, it comes with a stand too. Keep your eye on the bullseye and keep practicing to improve your coordination and accuracy.
The Thames and Kosmos Mega Cyborg Hand Experiment Kit is a fun project to keep your tweens busy during their downtime. They can explore hydraulics, pneumatics, and robotics with their very own GIANT hydraulic hand! Using over 200 plastic pieces and piston tubes that you fill with water, build an awesome mechanical hand that uses hydraulic power to simulate the movements of the human hand no motors or electricity required! Once assembled, your cyborg hand slips onto your own hand like a glove, with mechanical fingers that you operate with your own fingers and that can grip objects with enough force to lift them. Challenge yourself to pick up and hold a variety of items like bottles, pencils, small items anything with reach! The hand can be configured in three ways left hand, right hand, and claw-like, with the thumb in the center and can be adjusted to fit virtually all hand sizes. A 40-page, full-color manual guides model building and experimentation and provides engaging scientific information about how pneumatic and hydraulic systems are used in industrial robots to assist with a variety of tasks in our modern world.
The highly-reviewed, all new, UpsideDownChallenge Game will keep your tweens laughing out loud for hours. Compete to do simple tasks like writing your name, giving a high five, & pouring water from one cup into another, all while your vision is flipped upside down. You’ll be shocked how difficult even the simplest tasks become. Great for kids & adults, this hilarious game is perfect for family game night, parties, & fun with friends! Makes a great gift for all ages 8 and up.
Your tweens will enjoy assembling this cool LEGO Star Wars The Child (75318) build-and-display model and it is going to be a hot item this year. Authentic details of this popular character, affectionately known as Baby Yoda, are recreated in LEGO style, with posable head, ears and mouth for different expressions, plus the Child’s favorite toy – a gearshift knob (element included) – for it to hold just like it does in Star Wars: The Mandalorian. This is a fun gift idea for kids aged 10+ and any Star Wars fan, it includes clear building instructions so even LEGO beginners can enjoy the fun, creative process. This buildable model also comes with an information sign and the Child LEGO minifigure to complete a charming display. LEGO Star Wars for all! You can also find this Mandalorian The Child Lego Set at Target.
This highly-reviewed, Barefoot Magneto Mini Cruiser Skateboard was created for those days when your just chillin. Sometimes it’s nice to just go for a simple cruise. It’s even better when you do it without shoes on. Whether you’re cruising to the beach or enjoying the sunshine in the park, this board is designed for you. No shoes, no problem! The Barefoot Cruiser features an EVA foam surf style stomp pad. This replaces the grip tape on top of the board which increases comfort while riding and makes everything a lot smoother. If going barefoot isn’t your thing, you can still ride this board with shoes or sandals. We used the same shape as our mini cruisers for the Barefoot Cruiser. Super easy to skate, carry and store throughout your entire day. Its 27.5″ length and 18″ wheelbase make this board a blast to ride with plenty of room for your feet on top of the deck. Big enough for fun, small enough to carry around, this shape is a fan favorite.
Older tweens will love this new Apollo Game by Buffalo. You are “go for launch!” Apollo is a cooperative strategy game inspired by the NASA moon missions. The year is 1961, President Kennedy challenged the nation to land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. Now it’s up to you to walk in the footsteps of NASA’s pioneers and embark on the missions that made history… FOR ALL MANKIND! Play as Mission Control and or an Astronaut. Both sides must worth together and strategize to complete flight stages, overcome obstacles, repair the spacecraft, and keep communications clear. It is the team that determines if the mission is a success or failure. Includes two mission packs, Gemini and Apollo with real NASA mission facts for basic and advanced play.
These hilarious and heartfelt novels from Gordon Korman are aimed at middle school boys and how they navigate the life of a middle-schooler. Korman is a #1 Best New York Times Best Selling Author and your tweens will love these funny and insightful books. He is always releasing new books and his latest title, Linked and was released within the last year. Some of his other popular titles can be found individually: Restart, Slacker, Ungifted and the sequel Super Gifted.
Keeping those teens busy can be a challenge. They will love improving their eye-hand coordination while enjoying hours of competitive fun with the Indoor/Outdoor Franklin Sports Spyder Pong Tennis Game Set. This easy-to-set-up game is perfect for playing with a friend or sibling and it combines the greatest elements from multiple games. It combines table tennis, volleyball and four square into one action packed game. This cool game is the perfect sport to stir up a crowd at any sporting event, picnic or party or if it is snowing inside, it can be set up indoors!
This cool, authentic, Knex Architecture: Golden Gate Bridge is a great project for tweens to keep them busy. This cool model is over 3 feet long, once assembled. This set is perfect project for any architecture-obssessed fan. KNEX Architecture is a new line of Building Sets based on the world’s greatest architectural designs. Think outside the blocks with K’NEX, a building system featuring rods and connectors that snap together with a satisfying “click” and can be configured into amazing, moving designs of all shapes and sizes. Each set comes with historical information about the landmark and detailed easy-to-follow, step-by-step building instructions. Building with K’NEX supports developmental growth and puts builders on a path towards a better understanding of STEM subjects. As they fit the pieces together, they’re developing spatial awareness and honing their fine motor and dexterity skills. Discover your inner architect with this fun family project you will be proud to display in your home. For Ages 9+. Compatible with other K’NEX building sets.
If programming is your tween’s thing, then they will love the RVR, Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot. Meet the Sphero RVR, our most versatile coding robot yet, packed with a diverse suite of sensors and built for customization. It’s drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors and built for customization. RVR is a mobile platform for hackers, makers, educators, and learners.
Download the Sphero Edu app to drive RVR anywhere or program it to do anything – the only limit is your imagination. RVR is equipped with all-terrain treads, a powerful motor, and plenty of torque so you can go faster and farther. Obstacles or uneven surfaces won’t affect RVR’s ability to drive straight. Thanks to a sophisticated, vector-based control system, RVR goes where you want it to go.
Driving RVR is just the beginning. RVR’s extremely hackable platform, featuring an expansion port and on-board power source, allows you to connect and run almost any third-party hardware, including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero’s own littleBits. Build whatever you want and then take it wherever you want.
This super cool and highly-reviewed Chillbo Shwaggins Inflatable Couch and Chair is perfect for tweens, teens and adults too! My kids have these and they are amazing for camping, on the beach or hanging out at the lake. Chillbo Shwaggins outdoor chairs are your ticket to chillax in style! With its hyper portable design, its versatility makes it one of the ideal camper accessories for your vacation, RV or boat. Do you want to bring some inflatable fun to your crew? You will love this EASY TO INFLATE design-no pump required. Just 2 scoops of air and this inflatable lounge is ready to hangout in. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain in your hammock chair as your friends look on in envy! Use it as an outdoor chair and replace that cumbersome camping hammock, picnic blanket, blowup sofa or air bed. Chillbo Shwaggins does it all. This inflatable is a fun hangout for the backyard, the beach, the lake and so much more! It comes is so many fun colors and patterns like camo, cool stripes and more. This is a US-based company that guarantees product satisfaction!
Your tweens will love getting cozy with The Comfy Original. This cool brand made wearing your blanket a thing! This wearable blanket keeps you warm and cozy while you lounge at home, watch TV, play video games, work on your laptop, camp, attend a sporting event or concert, & more. Choose a ton of colors and patterns from adult one-size fits all or child sizing, one size fits all.
The Comfy Dream is a light-weight, long, silk-like microfiber blankets you with wearable fluffy warmth everywhere you go. The oversized one-size-fits-all design & high quality materials provide the ultimate comfort, softness, & happiness – you’ll never want to take it off! Choose from a ton of patterns and colors.
If your teen loves the Mandalorian from Disney Plus, they will like this cool the Child Cable Guy phone and controller holder phone and controller holder. It can hold your teen’s device while it charges. ‘Baby Yoda’ stands 8″ tall and ships with a 6ft Micro USB Charging Cable right in the box. This holder can hold anything that fits in their hands, Cable Guys are always compatible with most game controllers; including Playstation and Xbox Controllers as well as almost all mobile phones, hand-held electronic games and tablets too!
Your tween will love taking their music on-the-go. This Like no other, the JBL Clip 4 Waterproof Speaker is a unique ultra-portable, ultra-rugged and waterproof Bluetooth speaker that is small in size but with surprisingly big sound. The upgraded durable and fully integrated carabiner clips to your clothes, belt loop or backpack, making the Clip 3 your outdoor companion on every adventure. The JBL Clip 4 is IPX7 waterproof and offers 10 hours of playtime, powered by a 1000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, allowing you to bring your music with you. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button. It comes in a rainbow of colors and I love that it also comes in a cool camo print and color-blocked style!
You will love this affordable, fun game for tweens! The Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis game brings exciting bouncing action into the palm of your hand! Launch the ball off the court and bounce it repeatedly on the court to rack up points. Move the court back and forth under the ball. Keep it going, getting a point for every bounce. To increase the challenge, switch from Beginner mode to Expert mode. The game responds with lights and sounds as players try to beat their highest score by getting as many bounces as they can! How long can you keep it going?
If your tween loves the Rubik’s Cubes, check out this all new type of challenging puzzle and fidget gadget! Unlock the geometric secrets of Shashibo! This mysterious magnetic puzzle box transforms into over 70 shapes! It may look like an ordinary box on the outside, but each Shashibo has a kaleidoscope effect once you open it and begin to connect the magnets to create geometric shapes. Collect and combine several to build larger structures and create more possibilities as you add boxes. Gently fidget, twist, and let the magnets guide you. Can you master the shape shifter? What will you create? INVENTED BY: Andreas Hoenigschmid Sand artist by day. Shashibo mastermind at night. Inspired by his love of design, geometry, and sand art, Andreas wanted to create a magnetic puzzle toy that would be accessible to people of all ages and walks of life, even those vision-impaired. Once he figured out how to magnetically combine the units onto each other, he realized this was the product and idea he had been waiting for his whole life. Thus, the Shashibo was born!
Your tween will love to defy gravity with Boomtrix Showdown! Set up a wild course of launchers, trampolines and obstacles to bounce the metal balls all the way to the goal. A great STEM product as kids engineer their own chain reactions with this cool set. Boomtrix improves fine motor skills, planning skills, and imagination as kids create their own path – the possibilities are endless! The Showdown set is the ultimate assortment of fun, including a ramp tower that can release up to 15 balls at once, 6 trampolines, 4 trampoline curves, a booster, a stunt ring, a firework goal and 12 metal balls. You can combine this set with other Boomtrix sets to create huge stunts!
This Wooden Ferris Wheel Stem Building Kit is a fun and affordable project for your tween-and it works! This Mini Ferris Wheel provides a fun yet educational experience for kids ages 8 and up! Introduce your child to the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) with our fun and exciting tinker toys. Enhance your child’s natural curiosity and empower them with the skills they need for a bright and successful future with a real, spinning amusement park favorite they’ll adore. The perfect learning gifts for kids to help them build a solid foundation in the STEM world-no additional tools needed! These STEM educational toys help develop your child’s fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, their cognitive ability, problem-solving skills, as well as working on their imagination.
If your tween loves the Wimpy kid series, then they will love the My Life as a …. Book Series. Your kids grades 4-6 will love the funny plots in this book about being a Youtuber, Stuntboy, Ninja, Gamer and so many more! These books make a great affordable gift and your tweens will love reading these over and over!
These fun Build-on-Brick mugs are a fun gift for your Lego fan! They are big and sturdy and your tween can really drink out of this mug as it is made of food grade BPA-free plastic and is FDA approved. It can also be used to hold toothbrushes or pens and pencils. Your tween can use his favorite bricks to customize his mug. This mug is not intended for the dishwasher or microwave. Hand washing is recommended. Choose from blue, black or pink.
Your tweens will love this highly-reviewed, fun and challenging game. Flipslide is an addictive, fast paced puzzle game of skill! Flip to find the color and slide to match the lights. Your tweens can take it anywhere, play it anytime, it’s addictive fun for anyone! It has four different game modes to choose and it can be played alone or in multi-player mode.
If you have a curious tween, they will love this really fun Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector. Your tween will spend hours either in your backyard, at the local creek or beach searching for “treasures” and this is one of my favorite tween boy gift ideas. This fun metal detector would be a really fun activity to take camping or on your summer beach vacation. This junior version is smaller for kids and detects smaller objects up to five inches deep and larger objects up to three feet deep. It has a discrimination control feature that won’t detect iron or other unwanted items.
STEM toys are hot and this cool gift idea doesn’t require a screen! It is amazing what happens when we trust kids with their own ideas. This Electric Motors Catalyst set was made to inspire young tinkerers to imagine and build their own inventions. Your tweens can create with real wood, real motors and real hardware inspires DIY Robotics for girls & boys. No screen time or programming – just pure hands-on invention. They will love creating electronic builds with their own hands, using the motors, wires, and a battery pack to experiment with electricity and simple circuits. You can combine multiple tinker kits to create bigger and more powerful innovations!
Basketballs just don’t seem to last at our house and we could always use extras! This super cool NBA Street Phantom Basketball’s Soft Grip Technology comes with ultra durable soft grip cover and wide channel design, this ball will provide great grip and improved recognition and is outdoor-rated. It is affordable and comes in a cool black color with a variety of accent colors that tweens will love.
Now your tweens can combine snap circuits with ordinary building bricks and make endless combinations of construction and circuitry with this Snap Circuits Bric Structures set. With Bric-2-Snap technology, kids can wire up their brick builds with snap circuits lights, sounds, moving parts and 3-D circuits to invent almost anything and make it go! Instead of just building a structure, learn how to build the circuit that makes the lights in a skyscraper illuminate or that makes the gears on a drawbridge move! There’s no limit to what kids can create. These are one of my favorite gift ideas for tweens. Even my kids’ school uses these cool Snap Circuit sets in their curriculum!
If your tweens love Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island games, they will love the newest Forbidden Sky Game by Gamewright. I love these strategy games for older kids. They really encourage critical thinking.
Players soar to dizzying heights in this electrifying adventure and work as a team to uncover a mystical power platform that floats at the center of a savage lightning Storm. Connect a circuit of cables to launch a secret rocket – all before you are electrocuted or blown off the bridge and plummet below. Its a high-wire balancing act that will test your team’s capacity for courage and cooperation. One false step and you all could be grounded…permanently!
What is cooler than building your own motorized Nerf-like gun? The K’NEX Flash Fire Motorized Blaster Building Set comes with 288 parts and pieces that can be clicked together to build a rapid-fire blaster. Children ages 8 and up will love playing with this battery-powered and motorized building set. The motorized feature will allow them to fire 10 foam darts as fast as they can pull the trigger and as far as 75 feet. Included are easy-to-follow building instructions for 7 unique buildable blaster and target combinations. Unleash your kids’ creativity and imagination as they make their own designs for open-ended fun! As children play with this motorized building set, they strengthen their hand and eye coordination, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness.
This Laser X Laser Tag Set is a hit when we have other tween boys over at our house. My kids have a blast having their own laser tag war at home. With this highly-reviewed set, your kids can blast their opponent’s Receiver Vest from up to 200 feet away and the Full Color Lighting Effects let you keep track of shots and hits. This set is great for active boys. Be sure to purchase two or more guns, so your kids can play with their friends! You can also now purchase a 4-player set too!
If you’re tween is rushing to meet with pals down the block or feeling like they are not cut out for core-focused activities, then the Swagtron Swagboard Twist’s got you covered. SWAGTRON returns with the swaggest hoverboard for kids and young teens — the SwagBOARD Twist 3. The “Roaring” LED Wheels – 6.5″ Ultra Bright Wheels Featuring A Multicolored SwagLion. It supports first time Swag Riders up to 185 lbs and at speeds up to 6mph. Once again, SWAGTRON is first to market with advanced technology. Unlike competitors using Lithium Ion, the LifePO4 (lithium phosphate) internal battery is noncombustible and nonflammable from puncture, damage or charging when used as intended.
Your tween boys will love making your backyard into an adventure with this super cool Slackers Slackline Classic Set. If you have two trees in your yard or at the local park, your tweens can easily set up the adjustable nylon webbing slackline that will challenge their balance and strengthen their core. This fun kit comes with two lines, one is the slack line and one is the teaching line, plus it includes a storage bag for easy set-up and clean-up. Your boys will spend hours trying to improve their skills!
The classic Simon memory game takes on a modern twist with the cool Simon Optix. Put on the headset and get ready to follow the lights, repeat the pattern, and master the levels. Simon Optix senses your moves with touch-free technology and the most immersive experience yet! Players can choose to play solo and beat their high score or switch to sync mode, and compete head to head with friends (must purchase an additional headset). Switch from solo mode to sync mode on the headset to start the same gameplay sequence and challenge opponents.
Your tweens will love these highly-reviewed, adventure-packed Story Thieves books. Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starring in your own book series. Owen knows that better than anyone, what with the real world’s homework and chores. There are four books in this series and you can get just one or buy all four. These books make a great, affordable gift idea for tween boys.
What kid doesn’t like slime? This incredible, highly-reviewed Ultimate Slime Kit comes complete with everything you need to successfully make your own slime!
Our Ultimate Slime Making Kit is the perfect combination of fun and learning. Slime making has been proven to aid a child’s development and greatly enhance creativity.
Inside our DIY Slime Kit, you’ll find a helpful guide with fun and proven recipes on how to make amazing slimes. Go crazy with 5 marvelous pigments for more colorful slimes. Splash chocolate, apple, candy, or strawberry scents for a lovely delicious smell and add glitters for extra sparkle. Go wild with the crunchy water beads and have endless hours of fun in making Fluffy Slime using the Shaving Foam, or add Snow Powder for a perfect Slime Cloud.
Make over 100 different combinations! Curious about how many variations of squishy slimes can be made? We know one thing for sure, they’ll have a ton of fun finding out!
There are tons of over-the-door basketball hoops out there, but this is the most heavy duty one out there. The extra large size makes this set! The SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop XL is equipped with a shatterproof backboard, an ultra-durable, 8 loop net that can handle the swoosh of powerful athletes, and the rough and tumble play of kids. Set it up in your bedroom, basement or playroom. With pre-installed over the door hooks, you can guarantee easy set up for fun, no hassle shots. With foam installed behind the shatterproof polymer backboard and metal brackets to reduce noise pollution, you can shoot hoops anytime of the day or night without the worry of bothering your sibling or parents in the room next door.
Your tweens can take their drumming skills on the road with the RockJam Portable Electronic Roll Up Drum Kit. Included in the Super Kit is a thick padded rollup drum kit that features 9 drums and cymbal pads with many different sounds, two pedals that emulate a real drum kit, power supply that saves money with batteries, and drum sticks. It features an output for headphones so the musician will not distract his surroundings, a record function so your best beats can be remembered, and an option to use AAA batteries just in case you are not by an outlet. Unlike many electronic drum sets, the Rock Jam drum kit can be rolled up so you can easily take it with you on the road. The Rock Jam Portable Rolling Drum Kit is a great first drum set as it emulates a real drum set, nearly takes up no space, and lets you practice in private. Tweens will love creating their own music with this cool set.
If your tween has been asking for one of the more expensive sports cameras, check out this super affordable (under $90!) AKASO Sports Action Camera, featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos. The AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly recording the beauty and wonders in life! Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image stabilization to make your video much more smooth. Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. 2” IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera. This camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. The remote wristband is not waterproof.
Tween boys will love all the books in the Heroes of Olympus series — in a paperback boxed set of heroic proportions. From The Lost Hero to the long awaited Blood of Olympus, this collection will thrill loyal readers and be a go-to gift for new fans of the bestselling series. You can purchase these books in box sets or individually.
Your tweens will love snuggling on the couch with these cool Blankie Tails Shark Blankets. Blankie Tails™ are perfect for movie nights, sleepover, camping, road trips and just hanging out with friends and family. They come in kid size or adult and teen size.
Your tween boys will think this Code Master Programming Logic Game is super cool. The Ultimate Coding Adventure! In Code Master, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. For all 60 levels, you’ll have to use programming logic to help your Avatar collect the Crystals and land at the Portal. Think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success. This neat game is perfect for tween boys ages 8 and up.
Artistic tween boys will love these cool grown up Harry Potter coloring books. The designs are very intricate and fun to color. These books will keep them busy for hours, especially on rainy or snowy days, when they are stuck inside.
Outdoorsy tweens will love these super cool Ultra Light Hammocks. This affordable and portable hammock is made of super strong woven nylon material, so you don’t have to worry about its durability and tested strength. Comes with the innovative attached stuff bag which makes it easy and convenient for storage and travel. Using the easy-to-follow directions, your tween can set this hammock up themselves in the yard, at the park or at your campsite. They come in tons of fun colors.
If you have an older tween that loves Sci-fi, check out this highly-reviewed and highly addictive Star Wars: The Force Awakens X-Wing Miniatures Game Core Set. In this two-player game of dramatic, high-speed dogfights, your tweens can battle head-to-head for the fate of the galaxy. Fantasy Flight Games has built a great continuation of the Star Wars Miniatures game to include The Force Awakens. The detail on the new X-Wing and Tie fighters is nothing short of remarkable. If you already know how to play the other Star Wars miniature games, this is the same game with new pieces. It can be combined with the other core set as if it was an expansion of three more fighters.
My boys love these cool mohawk Krash Helmets for scootering and skateboarding. They look cool and they make it fun to be safe! They have an inner shock absorbing shell and nylon straps for a great fit, plus they are both CPSC and ASTM certified. They come in larger sizes for tweens or if your tween has a younger brother or sister, they might like the smaller version. Check out all of the fun color combinations!
Spark your tween’s creativity with these cool Dude! undiaries. These books are a cross between a diary and a quiz book and your boys will love filling out the outrageous what-if scenarios. Questions like: Who is cooler, Wolverine or Batman?, What’s better Coke or Pepsi, and so much more. Check out all of the cool versions of these undiaries! They are both affordable and fun!
Turtle Beach Gaming Headset Recon 200- Powered Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, & Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, & PC
If video games are your tween’s thing, you might want to check out some gaming headsets like this Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gaming Headset – Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mobile and PC. This cool headset amplifies sounds for a more immersive experience and adds bass to your tween’s gaming experience. This headset also works great for streaming movies, tv shows and for music. New for the Gen 2, athletic fabric and softer memory foam ear cushions keep you cool and comfortable over hours of gaming. An adjustable metal-reinforced headband is lightweight, flexible and provides long-lasting durability.
Your tween scientist will love checking out a piece of hair or zooming in on a tiny bug with this My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope. This battery operated microscope looks like a very serious piece of equipment, but it’s easy enough for tweens to operate. It features glass optics and a 6 hole diapragm and it comes with a 50 piece accessory set.
Skill Games – Ticket To Ride and The Settlers of Catan
These skill games are geared for tweens and tweens. The Ticket To Ride and The Settlers of Catan are both highly-reviewed skill board games. These are not your typical Monopoly-type games and are hard to find at a discount, but they are the type of game that will last for years, in your household. Tear those tweens away from their screens and devices for some engaging, board-game fun!
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