Super Tween Boy Gift Ideas
Shopping for a tween boy has you stumped? Everyday Savvy has chosen out some unique, top holiday gifts that your boys will rave about. We included a few electronic items, but there is so much more for your boys to explore here and you will love our tween boy gift ideas. We have several other gift idea lists for tween boys, so if you need more ideas, check them out!
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This super cool SWAGSKATE NG3 is an electric skateboard for kids from SWAGTRON. It has been overhauled and scaled down for a balanced ride that focuses on control and comfort. The high-performance deck is dense enough to support riders up to 150 pounds, but flexible enough to absorb the shock from bumpier rides. This delivers the real feeling of carving on a skateboard, just with an electric twist. This is not about speed. It’s not about flash. It’s all about the things that are important when skateboarding — you, your board and the ride. We put the human element back into the riding experience. Our push-assist electronic skateboard relies on you to move, not the other way around. But our intelligently placed sensors still do most of the heavy lifting. The smart sensors detect when you’re on the board, while a second set of sensors detect when you’re in motion. As you ride, our unique Move-More technology locks in your current speed, up to 9.3 mph. So you can ride longer and travel farther with fewer kicks (the so-called ‘Endless Mode’). Slowing down? Give yourself another kick. The system is sophisticated enough to differentiate between a kick-off and a true dismount.
Funkoverse Games are brand new strategy games from Funko! In this fun Harry Potter Funkoverse Game, you’ll combine your favorite characters and go head-to-head in four exciting game scenarios. Go on a magical adventure with your favorite Hogwarts witches and wizards with Funkoverse, a strategy board game that brings the worlds, characters and stories you love home for you to enjoy again and again.Move through memorable locations – diagon Alley or the room of requirement – and use your characters’ unique abilities to capture points and achieve victory! These cool Funkoverse Games come in Harry Potter, DC Heros with Batman and more, plus expansion packs.
Tweens who love to build will go crazy over this cool Thames and Kosmos Structural Engineering Kit. Structural engineers use physics and their knowledge of the properties of building materials and geometric shapes to design structures with sufficient strength and stability. With this kit of modular building pieces, you can learn the basics of structural engineering by conducting a series of 20 model-building experiments. Each model demonstrates a basic principle of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on way. After kids build small models to demonstrate how structural elements can be attached together to maximize the strength of a structure, they can move on to building more complex models! The 44-page, full-color manual provides detailed step-by-step instructions for assembling the 20 models in the kit. After constructing each model, short experiments pose questions to get kids thinking like a structural engineer.
Older kids will love this cool new way to make music. Sphero Specdrums are app-enabled music rings that make the world your instrument by turning colors into sounds. Connect to the Specdrums MIX or Edu app and tap on anything – your clothes, drawings, or the included playing pad – to create and mix sounds, beats, and loops that all play through your mobile device. Jam on your own or with friends, anytime and anywhere.More than just playing DJ, Specdrums taps into the A of STEAM learning (‘art’) through music composition. All skill levels, from curious-minded kids to seasoned musicians, can create their own masterpieces with hundreds of instruments, loops, and sounds. Express your creativity and play music in a new, open-ended way with Specdrums. Specdrums mimic the functions of digital drums, keyboards, and MIDI pads and can play an infinite number of sounds, including your own. Specdrums rings work with Bluetooth MIDI applications on your phone or desktop, letting your creativity take the wheel. Specdrums is a unique and hands-on way to strengthen computational thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills — all proven to help kids thrive academically. Be sure you check that the device that your child is using to play Specdrums is compatible.
Your tweens will have a blast aiming and shooting at these cool cans with their fully customizable X-Shot Ninja Justice foam dart gun. They can mod it their own way with the Justice with the 12 attachable parts included to customize their own blaster. There are tons of unique combinations possible to create the ultimate blaster. The Pack comes with a blaster, 48 foam darts, 3 practice cans and a high-quality metal Ninja dog-tag.
These adventurous books, Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson will keep your tweens at the edge of their seat. The newest book is Treasure Hunters All American Adventure or you can pick up the whole series. Get your tween reading by getting them hooked on a great series. James Patterson is one of the top best-selling authors for tween books.
This Rally and Roar Tabletop Portable Foosball Table makes it easy to enjoy foosball without owning one of those huge tables. Your tween can turn any table at home into a play area with the Rally and Roar 40-inch Table Top Foosball. Its compact design is easy to store anywhere and spread across the table for play. Its space saving features makes having a little Foosball competition possible at home or any other location you wish. The legs are padded with foam to prevent scratches and wear and tear to your playing surface. Enjoy a simple twist on classic foosball with this mini tabletop soccer bar game. Built with premium products and sturdy construction, it will hold up to even the most competitive and roughest of crowds. Each rod is ½ steel-plated chrome with ergonomic plastic wood handles for a smooth and sturdy grip. With ABS-constructed playing pieces that spin swiftly and effortlessly, along with a smooth turf, and foam padded, folding legs, this game is the perfect combination of perfect playing conditions and safe and easy maneuvering. Lightweight and easy to set-up and break-down, you all find yourself bringing this arcade set to many gatherings.
Your older kids will love this super cool new outdoor set. What fits like a Glove and hits like a racket? The Waboba Voli Racket Set! The included foam mitt acts like a paddle for your hand. Voli adds a new dimension to playing with the included flyer. No net or court needed, so you can play anywhere! Just keep the aerodynamic flyer off the ground. You can bounce the flyer on the mitt for single-player mode or play with a friend. This set includes two foam mitts and a Waboba flyer shuttlecock.
The game exploded on Kickstarter and finally it has made it to market. Throw Throw Burrito is a family-friendly party game unlike any you’ve played before. It’s a combination of a card game and dodgeball where players go head to head collecting cards, earning points, and throwing squishy toy burritos at one another. Your tweens will love this unique game.
The Juggle Dream Jester Diabolo is a perfect starter chinese yoyo for kids and beginners. My kids have one of these and they have had so much fun with it. Your kids will love trying new tricks and learning to master the Diabolo. This version comes with a bearing axle that only spins one way. That means you can get your diabolo spinning much faster and for longer than with the fixed axle found on the standard Jester. The bearing axle also gives you an extra wide gap between the cups. This extra space makes finger and stick grinds easier to perform than with diabolos that have a narrower axle. The cups are made from a durable rubber that is scratch resistant and can handle drops from height and durable fiberglass sticks. These hand sticks are strong but fairly lightweight. These fibreglass has a bit of flex which can help you accelerate the diabolo more quickly. This set comes with a drawstring bag to store your diabolo set.
Who doesn’t love robots? Introduce kids to the creative world of coding with the best educational STEM toys to foster their curiosities. Building, learning, and programming robots has never been more fun with this Lego Boost Fun Robot Building Set. Inspire kids to bring their LEGO creations to life with the new LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, the fun and easy entry to building and coding smart toys for boys and girls aged 7+. By downloading the free LEGO Boost app and following the step-by-step instructions, kids can learn how to master programming robots all by themselves. Inside are instructions for Vernie the Robot—a moving, talking, and dancing robot, the M.T.R.4 (Multi-Tooled Rover 4)—a robust, versatile rover with 4 different tool attachments including a spring-loaded shooter, the Guitar4000—a musical instrument with pitch bend and sound effects, Frankie the Cat—an interactive pet that plays, purrs, and expresses its mood, and the AutoBuilder—an automated production line that actually builds miniature LEGO models! With the app’s intuitive, icon-based coding interface and complete array of exciting activities designed for each model, kids can learn about loops and variables, develop their STEM skills, creatively solve problems in endless play possibilities!
12. Segway Ninebot
This Segway Ninebot is NOT a hover board…..it is so much more! A hover board is basically an articulated platform with a separate motor for each wheel that can be controlled independently depending on whether you tilt each half of the platform forward or backward. They are difficult to ride, require quite a bit of balance and agility and are quite unstable. This is a true gyroscopically balanced and controlled Segway, just a scaled down version, which makes it perfect for kids! It is much safer, much better designed, much more stable, it runs longer it goes faster than your average hover board. The 10.5” air-filled tires and 1400 watts of engine power, enables the Ninebot to overcome slopes, debris, and other everyday obstacles your rider might encounter. Your tweens can learn to ride in minutes with precision sensors and an intuitive knee control bar. The Ninebot reaches top speeds of up to 10 MPH and it covers distances of up to 11 miles on a single charge!
13. Pencil Nose Game
In this hilarious Pencil Nose party game, players have to use their sniffers to try and sketch the prompt and then hope their teammates can correctly guess what they’re drawing. On your turn, draw a card and slide it into the slot on top of the drawing board so only you can see it. Then, with the special glasses and the “Pencil Nose” equipped, try to draw the object onto the clear screen of the board – USING ONLY YOUR NOSE! Can you draw a trout with your snout? How about a rose with your nose? After each correct guess by your teammates, pick another card and keep drawing as fast as you can – Your goal is to get as many correct guesses as possible before the time runs out. Whichever team gets the most guesses in one round gets one point. The first team to win 7 points wins the game! Give your family a whiff of game-night excitement that’s not to be sneezed at with the wonderfully silly Pencil Nose game.
This Disgusting n’ Gross Science Activity and Experiment Set is made for curious kids! Inspiring young children to learn has never been more fun with this fun. Zombie farts, levitating eyeballs, boogers and more! It allows kids to learn about gels and cross-linked polymers using biology and gruesome special effects! This STEM set challenges the child’s mind as they work through the detailed easy-to-follow instruction guide, learning about classroom subjects in a fun way. It includes the materials to do several experiments. The fact-filled colorful lab guide is full of pictures and information giving kids hours of fun in their own home made science lab!
This 6×6 feet MONSTER Rocket Back EZ Goal Rebounder is the ultimate throwback practice net used by the pros. Use one net to train for a variety of sports! It is great for soccer, lacrosse, baseball or football practice. If you are training baseball, the center target helps improve aim and speed. Throw and catch the ball for hours by yourself! Just tilt it forward to stop the ball when you don’t want it to rebound back. If you are a lacrosse player, the center target helps improve your aim. Rebounds the ball back – chase less, practice more! Soccer players can practice passing, shooting, trapping and heading. The ball rockets back at game speed! It is built to last. The commercial-grade steel frame and Hi UV-protected netting, won’t deteriorate in the elements. This heavy-duty steel Monster features a rock solid folding system – folds down flat for storage.
Your tweens will love this new way to build! GraviTrax is an interactive track system where you can design and build your own marble runs. This STEM toy for boys and girls 8 and up, encourages experimenting with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics to propel your marble to the finish. With over 100 pieces and 18 different construction elements, the GraviTrax Starter Set offers everything you need to begin building your own action-packed marble run. Discover how the laws of physics affect the journey your marble takes with curves, junctions, freefalls and even a cannon. Experiment using different heights and angles to control the speed of the marble to get it to the finish. There are also lots of Gravitrax expansion sets so you can create larger runs!
My kids adore Harry Potter and this is one of the coolest lego sets! Your kids can help Harry and Ron race to Hogwarts in this action-packed LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts whomping Willow set, as seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Fly the Ford Anglia into the spinning branches of the whomping Willow, then help the young wizards escape to join Hermione at Hogwarts, featuring a Dormitory, potions classroom, Professor Snape’s office and an owlery. This fantastic Harry Potter building kit includes 6 mini figures and a Hedwig owl figure.
Older tweens will love this cool Catapults and Crossbows building kit! It’s time to get medieval on physics! Build ten sleek and updated models of catapults and crossbows. These classic siege weapons from the middle ages also happen to be great tools for teaching physics, including lessons in force, energy, motion, and projectiles. A crossbow is a medieval type of weapon based on a bow and arrow, in which the bow is mounted horizontally on a stock. Build and experiment with five different types of crossbows. The projectile, called the bolt, has a safe foam tip and a special cross-section that prevents other projectiles from being launched. When the bolt is loaded into the crossbow, a rubber band is pulled backward and energy is stored in the stretched rubber band. A trigger releases the bolt and the rubber band launches it through the air toward its target. A catapult is another medieval ballistic device that uses mechanical rubber bands and counterweights to fling projectiles into the air. The 32-page, full-color manual has illustrated step-by-step instructions.
19. Rubik’s Race
This highly-reviewed, Rubik’s Race is a fun challenge for tweens and they will love trying to improve their speed. It is a fast paced game for two players to get their brains and fingers racing. Shake the scrambler and go head to head with your opponent to shift and slide the tiles to be the first to make the 3×3 center match the pattern. It sounds easy, but the Rubik’s Race is a real game of skill, speed and dexterity. Challenge your friends and family to a Rubik’s Race!
This is one of the hottest gifts of the year and your tweens will love playing the same games you played as a kid like Mario, Zelda and more. The Nintendo Switch can be played right on the console or it can hook up to your TV. It is a great gaming system to take on-the-go.
21. Cozmo the Robot
Cozmo’s a supercomputer and loyal sidekick all at once. Thanks to artificial intelligence, Cozmo can express hundreds of emotions. From curious to clever, persistent to playful, he has personality x 10. He knows your name, face, and quirks. And best of all, he continues to evolve the more you hang out. Cozmo is a game-playing machine. Literally. Whether lifting his Power Cubes or challenging you to games like Quick Tap and Keepaway, he’s always up for action. He is equipped with Code Lab, the perfect platform for new coders to unlock their imaginations.
Fans of Rush Hour will enjoy the leap from linear to 3-dimensional in this dramatic crate Tipover game. After setting up the game board according to pictures on each challenge card, players must create a path to the red crate by tipping over the blue, yellow, and green crates. But there’s a catch. You have to get your Tipper there without jumping over crates or allowing him to touch the game board. Tipover introduces players to spatial relationships and the laws of cause and effect. This highly-reviewed game makes a great gift idea for tween boys.
23. Bean Bag Bucketz
Bean Bag Bucketz is a challenging, yet easy-to-learn, outdoor or indoor game that your tweens will love. This game premiered at this year’s toy show and kids of all ages will enjoy this fun game. It is the hottest new social game for beach goers, parties, backyard play, camping, basements and this will be at the top of summer wish lists. Bean Bag Bucketz is fast-paced, interactive team game that is easy to learn. Consisting of a game tower with 7 bucketz, 16 bean bags and carry bag. B3 is fun…if you have 2 or more players, create teams, take turns throwing into the bucketz. There are many ways to play with B3…the primary game begins with bags being tossed at the bucketz ranging in points from 1 to 4 pts. The first team to score 21 points wins the game. After game time is over, you can easily fold down the tower and pack it all away in the included carry bag to take it on the go or to store it away for next time.
I have a son at home that doesn’t enjoy reading all that much, but he does love these sports-themed Tim Green Books. You can buy them individually and most of them are under $10. These fun readers are perfect for tween boys and the engaging stories will encourage them to read. My boys can’t wait to read the newest ones!
If your older tweens love building projects, then they will love the challenge of building these K’nex Thrill Rides sets. They come with real moving parts. They support key areas of a child’s developmental growth. As they click the different parts together and discover how the building system works, they’re strengthening hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, problem-solving skills, spatial awareness and exercising their imagination! There are several sets to choose from in all price ranges. If you have several tweens and kids at home, this would be a fun project to do on a snow day!
Ozobots’ two ways to code make our robots the perfect companions for future artists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Our Color Codes are patented and offer a fun way to start coding for kids as young as 6. From there, our OzoBlockly visual programming language challenges and engages kids as they build career-boosting skills. With Bit, you’ll start coding with the stroke of a marker. Draw lines and Color Codes, and Bit follows each colorful command. Discover over 20 Color Codes as you complete your Bit Activity Pack. Then, advance with the OzoBlockly code editor on a computer or tablet. Drag and drop blocks to create programs for Bit, then load your code just by holding Bit up to your screen! OzoBlockly is a drag-and-drop code editor with levels for everyone, even pre-readers. Use OzoBlockly on your computer or tablet, then load code to your Ozobot Bit just by holding the bot to your screen.
Strategy games are so engaging for tweens and this highly-reviewed Splendor Game would make a great gift. As a wealthy Renaissance merchant, acquire mines and transportation, hire artisans and woo the nobility. Create the most fantastic jewelry to become the best-known merchant of them all! Acquire precious stones to trade them for development cards. Use development cards to acquire more gem stones. Use your gems and gold to create the most fantastic jewelry, and appeal to the nobles to gain the prestige you need to win.
If your tween boys love to play baseball in the yard, this high-quality plastic Easton Pro Stix Training Bat and Training Balls Set are perfect to avoid those broken windows. These incredibly durable training baseballs are packed with features to improve your game. They collapse on impact to provide players with a feel for where contact is made, but will never dent or crack. Their indestructible long-lasting design makes them a perfect choice for intense, team use and strong, powerful batters. The limited-flight design makes Lightning Balls a space-friendly choice, and means you can spend more time practicing and less time retrieving balls. Available in a 12-pack of easy-to-see bright white or neon green balls. Electric Athletics Lightning Balls can be used with metal or wooden bats and are great for baseball players of all ages.
29. Watermelon Ball
Your tweens will love this high-quality, unique pool ball. The ball that’s designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in the water. Ideal for all kinds of water games, the Watermelon Ball lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. Just fill with water and get your game on.
You tween will love reading their favorite Harry Potter books over and over and these beautifully-illustrated versions make great gifts. These books will make their favorite Harry Potter movies come alive, right on the pages and you will love that your tweens are reading!
If your tween is into baseball, this all new Easton Traveler Baseball Bag is the perfect way to store their gear. Both of my boys have this bag and they love it. Easton’s Traveler Stand Up Wheeled Bag combines the style and design of a backpack with the convenience of a wheeled bag. Transport your gear to games and practice easily with the bag’s telescoping handle and wheels, and then use the fence hook at the field to keep things organized in the dugout. The Traveler Stand-Up Wheeled Bag has sleeves to hold 4 bats, and 2 side pockets to keep your personal items easily accessible. The main compartment is vented, and the separate vented cleat compartment has a fully removable panel if you wish to have your player’s bag embroidered.
32. Spikeball Game
My teen neighbor and his friends can’t get enough of this Spikeball game but this would also be a fun game for active older boys. While you can play this on the lawn at home, this game would also be fun for the beach or to take camping. Spikeball is played 2 on 2 with rules that are similar to volleyball and it is intense and fast-paced! A taut Hula Hoop-sized net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. This game will give your tweens a great workout while they are having so much fun.
Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to the best games, including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and the new ones coming in 2020. Game On! 2020 is the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and streamers, featuring some of the year’s greatest gaming moments and exclusive interviews with Twitch stars, YouTube legends, and game developers. This complete guide is packed with top gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks for all your favorite games. All games featured in Game On! 2020 are rated T for Teen or younger, keeping it appropriate for young gamers.
If you have a tween reader at home, you might want to check out this highly-reviewed and Al Capone series by award-winner Gennifer Choldenko. These old, but good captivating books about 12-year old Moose Flanagan and his family will be an exciting read for your tweens. The Al Capone Books by Gennifer Choldenko would one of many gift ideas for tween boys.
The Spooner Board Pro is an indoor and outdoor board for learning tricks. We have one at our house and it’s fun for all ages, including tweens, who love to twist, spin and do 360s. My kids love using ours on the carpet or on our tile. Spooner makes it easy to learn skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing tricks all year-round. It helps to improve core strength and stability, leg strength, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills. The Spooner Board Pro is indestructible and made with non-marring polyethylene. The top of the board has raised edges and no-slip grips. There is also a smaller-sized Spooner board Freestyle, but the Pro is sized for tweens and teens. Find out more information or shop for the Spooner Board Pro.
36. Snap Circuits: Snap Circuits Jr., Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit, Snap Circuits Extreme
Snap Circuits kits have won multiple toy awards and your child will learn to create electronic circuit projects of their own. It so satisfying for kids to create their own working electronics and these kits can be rebuilt over and over! The kits come in a variety of sizes, depending on how many projects you can build. The Snap Circuits Jr Kit is one of the smaller kits, yet your child can create over 100 projects. The Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit helps your child create green energy projects such as a hand crank, solar cell, water wheel, and so much more. Snap Circuits Extreme is one of the largest kit and your child can create over 750 projects. Find out more information and shop for Snap Circuit Kits.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to find crafts that tween boys will love. I’m a fan of anything creative and this new Star Wars Origami Book is so neat. This book includes 36 different projects and the cool Star Wars papers to fold are included. There are two papers for each project and there are over 250 pages of instructions. The origami techniques in this book are a bit challenging, so it’s recommended for ages 10 and up. Find out more information and shop for the Star Wars Origami Book.
This carefully-crafted 3D puzzle has 540 pieces to challenge your tween. No glue is required and this puzzle forms a smooth, solid ball. This set includes a stand to rotate your creation. The puzzle pieces are numbered on the back if you choose to put it together that way or it can be put together by just looking at the image. The recommended age for this puzzle is 10 and up. For more information or to shop for the Ravensburger The Earth: 540 Piece Puzzleball.
Your tween will love to build and display these cool Lego Speed Champion Kits. Whether they love Mercedes, Ferraris or Ford GTs, there are so many cool models to choose from. This is a fun little project for Lego-loving tweens.
40. 4M Science Kits
These affordable science kits each include one project for your tween scientist and you can collect them all to try out new exciting experiments. Learn to track the weather and conduct experiments with the greenhouse effect with the 4M Weather Station Kit. Test out your mechanic skills with the 4M Propeller Racer. Turn a toy motor into a generator with the 4M Dynamo Torch kit. These kits are perfect for ages 8 and up. For more information or to shop for the 4M Science Kits.
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