Shopping for a tween boy has you stumped? Everyday Savvy has chosen some unique gifts for tween boys that they 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, be sure to visit all our gift ideas.
Gifts for Tween Boys
The holiday season is fast approaching, and you’re looking for the perfect present that a tween boy would love. But with so many options it’s hard to know where to start – especially when they have everything already!
We have included so many different gift ideas based on the interests of preteen boys. We update these lists every single year so there are sure to be not only classic gift ideas but hot new toys and gift ideas as well. This guide presents you with over 50 gift ideas for tween boys!
The age range for a tween boy tends to be about 8-12 years old. Tween boys are often interested in sports, animals, video games and technology. This gift guide though is full of ideas that teens and even some younger boys might love.
Whether your son is into sports, technology, or just having a good time – this guide has the perfect gift for him. From games and toys to accessories, we’ve got everything you need to find the best gift for your tween boy who has everything!
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Gifts for Preteen Boys
This list has over 50 of the best gifts for tween boys. With this list, there is no need to struggle with gift ideas for tween boys. We make it easy to find the perfect gift.
Picking out gifts for tween boys can be tough, but we’ve got you covered. Whether your son is into sports, gaming, or art, we’ve got the perfect present for him. So take a look and see what catches your eye. Your son is sure to love whatever you choose!
Super Fun Gifts For Tween Boys
Check out these great gift ideas for boys!
Segway Ninebot F30 Electric Scooter, 300W Motor, 10-inch Pneumatic Tires, Foldable
Older tweens will love getting around town with this Segway Ninebot F30 Foldable Scooter. The kids at our middle school all have these scooters. It is equipped with a front-wheel mechanical drum brake and a regenerative electric rear brake, the dual brake system ensures a safe ride. The 10-inch tires, with superior shock absorption, make your ride smoother and more stable even on bumpy terrain. The F30 delivers a speed up to 15.5 mph, and typical range of 18.6 miles. The 300W output provides plenty of torque-on-demand, helping you conquer up to a 15% grade slope. The Smart Battery Management System ensures battery safety and to notify you of any battery alerts when needed. With the Quick Folding System, the F30 can be easily folded in 1 second to store in the trunk. Segway also carries a model with a less powerful motor and a shorter range.
Super Mario-Inspired LED Neon Light Sign
This highly-reviewed Super Mario-Inspired Neon Sign will be a hit with your Nintendo fans. This mushroom-shaped neon light is carved from high-quality transparent acrylic board and equipped with colored silicone strips. It is 9.8 x 11.8 inches and it includes a 59 inch USB cable and an ON/OFF switch. It does not include a power adapter, so you will need a 5V 1A USB socket. This sign includes two adhesive hooks for easy wall mounting. Choose from the red mushroom or the green mushroom! You can also find the Super Mario-Inspired King Boo the Ghost Face Neon light.
Popdarts PRO Pack Game Suction Cup Throwing Game - Competition with a POP
This cool boredom beater game for tweens, teens and adults, Popdarts Pro Pack Suction Throwing Game is like darts, but so much cooler. Popdarts was featured on ESPN, the Today Show, Buzzfeed, Sports Illustrated and more. This unique game can be played wherever you go, indoors or outdoors. Popdarts stick best to smooth surfaces like a countertop, refrigerator, window, car windshield, glass door, surfboard – be creative! It has a unique scoring system and just scan the QR code in the box to use the app to score your game. The closest Popdart to the Target Marker = 3 points. Every other Popdart that sticks = 1 point. Landing on the Wigglenobber Target Marker = 10 points. Use “Cancellation Scoring” (just like cornhole). For example: 5 blue – 2 green = 3 blue. Each game consists of multiple rounds! First team to reach 21 points wins! The Popdarts Pro Pack has the target marker that players can land on for extra points. There is also a Popdarts Original Set and a Popdarts Glow Set.
Spy Alley Board Game - Award Winning Family Strategy Game
If your tweens don't have the classic Spy Alley Game, then they are missing out on this award-winning game. In your quest to be the worlds top spy, players will be developing skills like social deduction, reasoning, logic and skills so top secret we can’t tell you what they are. Assume your secret Identity and use your wit to unmask and eliminate the enemy spies. No two games are ever the same. Great spies learn from every mission. Your friends and family will be just like spies in training learning new strategies and changing their play. This classic game makes a great gift.
Andjoor Wide Ramp for Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards and RC Vehicles
This high quality, Andjoor Wide 220 Ramp for bikes, scooters skateboards and remote control vehicles will revolutionize your tween's outside time! They will love the great take-off angle and they will have a blast going over this ramp again and again. This ramp is almost 24 inches wide and it is so strong that it will hold the weight of three adults. Plus it has a slip-resistant finish and non-slip rubber feet. The best part is that it is easy to take on-the-go. It assembles and disassembles in about one minute to FOLD FLAT. You can carry it on your back and easily slide it into the car. Choose from a few different models of ramp.
ULTIMATE SACK 5 foot, Giant Foam-Filled Bean Bag Style Chair
Your tweens will love lounging on this Ultimate Sack 5 foot Giant Foam-Filled Bean Bag Style Chair. Whether your tweens are looking for a place to lounge, play games, read, study, work, or watch the game, the Ultimate Sack is the answer. Unlike traditional bean bag chairs filled with "beans", the Ultimate Sack is stuffed with a 100% virgin shredded, soft, brand new memory foam blend that is high quality. The foam is sealed in a liner so the cover can easily be unzipped and washed. You can choose from tons of great colors to match your tweens room, game room or basement. These Ultimate Sacks also come in a variety of sizes.
Franklin Sports Over The Door Mini LED Scoring Basketball Hoop - Shatter Resistant
Up your game indoors with this Franklin Sports Pro Hoops LED Scoring Over-the-Door Mini Basketball Hoop. This cool, bright led illuminated backboard on this set has been designed to outperform all other over the door basketball sets in the market. This hoop includes a mini-game within the set and the hoop will score for you when you play the game. You will need to throw as many shots as possible in 30 seconds. Note: it does not score outside of the mini-game. This set includes a shatter-resistant backboard , a breakaway rim for light dunking and it is foam-backed to help protect your door.
Doomlings Classic Card Game
This cool new Doomlings Card Game is both a fun and competitive game that your tweens and teens will love. Doomlings is a delightful card game for the End of the World! Play adorable, powerful, and mischievous characters for points over rounds, called Ages. Each Age introduces a new rule to the game. BE WARNED! Hidden in the Ages are Catastrophes, which introduce adverse effects to the game. After three catastrophes, the World Ends, and the player with the most points wins! The object of the game is to score the most points by the time the world ends. Score points by playing traits for your Doomlings’ species. When the end of the world arrives, the Doomlings with the strongest set of traits get to look the Apocalypse in the eye and declare…“I scored the most points.” You can also purchase this Doomlings Card Game at Target. You can also purchase neopreme card mats to go along with this game, but they are not necessary.
HEXBUG Robotic Black Widow Remote Control Spider
Your tweens can dabble in robotics with this cool remote control spider. The HEXBUG Black Widow is the new eight-legged robotic creature that is a robotic, electromechanical marvel. The Black Widow can crawl along in a creepy fashion or scoot quickly about. It features 360-degree steering, an LED eye and under-glow, creepy sounds, and a 2.4 GHz remote control. The remote control enables the user to operate a virtually endless number of bugs independently or at the same time (each sold separately). As the largest member of the current HEXBUG robotic creature family, the intricacy of its internal mechanisms and eight-legged crawling motion is simply fascinating to operate and watch. You can also purchase the Hexbug Black Widow on Amazon.
LEGO Technic App-Controlled Transformation Vehicle Building Kit
If you are looking for that special Lego building kit for your tween, this Lego Technic App-Controlled Transformation Vehicle Building Kit is a super cool kit. In a first for LEGO Technic sets, this vehicle toy flips over when it drives into a wall to reveal the second vehicle. No wall? No problem! Kids can turn the model over to switch vehicles. On one side is an aerodynamic tracked racer. On the other side is a tracked exploration vehicle. With suspension, a cockpit and tracks on both vehicles, plus a truck bed on the exploration truck, there’s lots for kids to discover.Take control with the app.Kids will love using the CONTROL+ app to operate their vehicle. Using the app, they can steer the vehicle and complete fun challenges. The app experience changes for each vehicle and cleverly switches screens when the model flips. A great introduction to engineering. LEGO Technic buildable models feature realistic movement and mechanisms, making them a top gift idea for any LEGO builder who is interested in engineering.
Five Kingdoms Books
If your tween needs something new to read, they will love this action-packed, Five Kingdom Series. These books have the perfect mix of action, magic and real-life issues. Brandon Mull, the author, is also the New York Times Best-Selling author of Fablehaven and the Beyonders series. You can purchase these books in a box set or individually.
Santa Cruz Complete Skateboards
Santa Cruz has been making skateboards for over 40 years and if you are in the market for a complete skateboard for your tween, these Santa Cruz Completes are a great choice. Many are just under $100 and for the money, you get 7-ply maple construction, high quality wheels and bearings. Choose from a bunch of cool decks.
Nike SB Shoes
If you are looking for special shoes for your tween, consider these cool Nike SB shoes. They are both comfy and cool and you can find them at a great price point for the quality you are getting in a shoe. In my opinion, Nike SB shoes last longer than the popular canvas shoes for tweens. You can see even more Nike SB styles at Nike.
Alley Hoopster Trick Shot Challenge Game
This unique, Alley Hoopster Trick Shot Kit came to life on Kickstarter and your tween will love this carefully-created trick shot kit. Become the next trick shot superstar by using the balls, launcher, backboards and hoop to create your own amazing trick shots. Place it anywhere and adjust the hoop bigger or smaller while you master your shot. This set includes adjustable wooden backboards, a hand board, ball gun, hoop and oversized ping pong-like balls to create tricks of all kinds.
Razor Flashback 2 Wheel Kick Scooter
This Razor Flashback 2-Wheel Scooter has cool air tires and it rides smoother than your traditional Razor scooter. Your tweens can take it back to the golden era of the ’80s and ’90s BMX with the Razor Flashback kick scooter–Razor’s homage to the early days of BMX and the company’s Californian heritage. As fun to look at as it is to ride, the Flashback is a bold-colored feast for the eyes and soul. With dual hand brakes sitting atop the BMX-inspired riser handlebar, you can make easy and intuitive stops on this smooth ride. That smoothness comes from the two 12-inch (305 mm) mag wheels that provide exceptional bump-absorption for those moments when the asphalt or sidewalk loses its composure. The extra-large deck gives you plenty of room to stand on. Designed for riders ages 8 and up, the Flashback is truly the nostalgic stuff of dreams. You can also find this cool Razor Flashback Scooter on Amazon.
HEXBUG HEXMODS Pro Series Elite Raceway Customizable RC Cars
Now your older tween and teens can customize, drive and modify their own remote control sportscar. The HEXMODS Pro Series Elite Raceway is the premier bundle of the hobby-grade RC tuner car sets with 1000's of mod combinations. This set elevates the possibilities of HEXMODS with more body styles, hoods, side skirts, bumpers, roof options, engine covers, spoilers and alternate rims! This bundle includes more performance upgrades too, like all-wheel drive and a selection of swappable suspensions, steering linkages, tires of varying grip strength, and different gear configurations and motors to control the car’s speed! The chassis handles speeds up to 26 feet per second—that’s 18 mph! Add your own flare with decals, a street legal lights kit that includes working headlights, tail lights, and LED underglow for lighting up any circuit! Comes with a 2.4 GHz remote for top level steering and play, plus a bonus of OVER 20 ft of connectable barrier to make your own track configuration to take your racing experience to the next level.
Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff Book
The Dude Perfect guys are really popular, viral trick shot videos. I know my boys have watched all of their videos online. Your tweens will love this massive, photo-intensive book, Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff, and they'll experience a behind-the-scenes look at their stunts and their personal lives, PLUS step-by-step instructions so you can attempt their tricks at home! Check out step-by-step instructions on how to perform the Dudes' most popular tricks! Plus, explore new ways to modify the shots to keep challenging your friends, your family and yourself. Plus, they can explore photos from behind-the-scenes of some of Dude Perfect's coolest moments.
Splendor Marvel Board Game
The highly-reviewed classic Splendor game returns with this new version Splendor - Marvel Edition as a new stand-alone game. The superheroes of the Marvel Universe take over Splendor with an update to the award-winning card game of drafting and engine building, Splendor Marvel brings the same ease of play to the Marvel universe. Players can build a team of heroes and villains by drafting from 90 iconic Marvel characters. Simple rules, deep strategy, and tons of Marvel characters, Splendor Marvel is the perfect gateway game for Marvel fans getting into board games. New end game triggers and victory conditions add a fresh and thematic twist to Splendor’s renowned gameplay.
Anker Soundcore Motion Boombox with Titanium Drivers
This highly-reviewed Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Outdoor Boombox Speaker makes a cool gift idea at an affordable price. Make a statement with Motion Boom outdoor speaker—press play and experience huge stereo sound that’s distortion-free, even at high volumes. This speaker utilizes the latest Bluetooth technology for a skip-free and ultra-stable connection with your device. Motion Boom’s drivers have pure titanium diaphragms to reproduce high frequencies up to 40kHz for sound that has noticeably higher clarity. Plus, it is fully waterproof and will even float back up to the surface if it’s dropped in water, which makes it a great speaker to take to the pool or on the lake. The Motion Boom outdoor speaker has a 10,000mAh battery to power up to 24 hours of playtime. It also doubles as a device charger and allows you to plug in your phone and other devices to charge while listening.
RampShot Backyard Game Set
Older kids, tweens and teens will have a blast with this family backyard and beach game. RampShot is a four player outdoor game that utilizes two quality plastic ramps and four racquetball style balls. Teammates stand on opposite sides of the playing area and work together to score points by tossing and/or catching the balls. Three points for a shot directly in the net. One point if your teammate catches the ball on a fly after bouncing off the top of the ramp. If the shooter’s toss comes up short and hits the front of the ramp, the ball will bounce back in the shooter’s direction. The opposing team member can now come in and catch the ball to gain an extra shot for their team. The first team to 15 wins! Three out of four players are involved in every play keeping everyone on their toes and ready to make the big play. The grooves on the top of the ramp make for unpredictable bounces and highlight reel catches. This ultra-competitive game is completely unique and is great for the backyard or the beach! You can also get Rampshot at Wayfair.
Govee Smart Light Bars - Mood Lights
Your tweens and teens will love this highly-reviewed, cool Mood Lighting Light Bar Set. These make cool room or gaming area decor and I love that these light bars have stands so you don't have to stick the light bars to the wall! This set has Two-Way Installation: Attach the smart light to the back of your TV or PC with strong adhesive. Or, use the stands provided for an easy set-up next to or behind the screen. These ambient lights are quick to install and easy to operate. Sync Your Music: With a built-in mic, the tv backlights sync smoothly with music or sounds from your screen. Choose from four modes (Vivid, Rhythm, Strike, Vibrate), all greatly enhancing your movies, karaoke nights, or gaming worlds. Smart App Control: Enjoy access to an intuitive timer function, customizable DIY colors and light effects, plus zestful music and scene modes. This set includes: two light bars, one adapter, two table mounting brackets, two screen mounting brackets and a control box. You can check out all the cool lighting products from Govee.
Flair Sports Baseball & Softball Hitting & Pitching Net
Flair Sports was developed to provide high quality training equipment to players at every level and this Flair Sports Baseball and Softball Hitting and Pitching Net was designed by a professional baseball player. It is constructed with a steel frame and high quality netting. Your kids will love the easy set-up - in just 2 minutes! The high-visibility, neon orange center of the portable net encourages the player to strive to hit or throw the ball in this area. Unlike the other hitting nets on this site the Flair Sports practice net is designed with material that is going to last. The net includes a removable strike zone that can be used for pitching, throwing, batting practice, and more. This set includes a carrying case for storage.
Grounded for Life - by What Do You Meme? Family
This highly-reviewed Grounded for Life Game from the creators of What Do You Meme Family? is a hilarious game that the whole family will enjoy. Players compete to make the funniest sentences by pairing the funniest red card with the blue card for the round. Funniest combo wins a point, and the person with the most cards at the end, wins. What's in the box: Includes 500 cards (100 Blue cards and 400 Red cards) and instructions.
Segway Ninebot Smart Self-Balancing Electric Scooter with LED Light
These Segway Ninebot Self-Balancing Scooters are super cool and easy to ride! My tween has an older model and he loves it. The Ninebot is worlds away from the traditional hoverboard style scooter. It is easy-to-learn and the user friendly knee control bar design also makes it the top pick for kids and adults alike. Just step on and you can master it in just minutes. It has 8.5-inch Non-slip and maintenance-free solid tires, easy to move forward in different scenarios. Ninebot live voice teaching system and Large-area pedal, easier to learn, stand and safer. The Ninebot can easily reach the max. speed of 8.7 mph. A single fully charged battery can run up to 8 miles. Choose from white, pink or blue.
Thames and Kosmos EXIT Escape Room Games
Escape rooms are all the rage and now your tweens can challenge with these highly-reviewed cool games from Thames and Kosmos. EXIT: The Game is a series of affordable escape room games for the home. Players must solve riddles and puzzles and crack codes to escape from an imaginary room or environment. But the clock is ticking! Can you escape? Each Exit game has a new theme and they are rated by difficulty on the front of each box.
Engino- STEM Construction, Physics and More
If your tweens love hands-on STEM, then they will enjoy these super cool Engino Discovering STEM kits. Each kit touches on a concept such as mechanics, solar, engineering and more. These kits are highly-reviewed, affordable and there are so many to choose from! These make a great STEM science gift idea for tweens. There are several cool Engino STEM kits to choose from.
The Reckoners Series: Steelheart; Firefight; Calamity
If your tweens have not read The Reckoners Book Series by Brandon Sanderson, they won't be disappointed. This fantasy series is about super humans who are actually villains. This series will draw them in and these book make a great gift idea. Buy them in a box set or you can purchase them individually.
NERF Ultra Select Fully Motorized Blaster
My boys loved their Nerf motorized blasters. They are truly unique as far as foam dart guns go. My boy have spent hours setting up hide-outs and they love having huge Nerf wars. The motorized power takes these blasters to the next level of fun. Now they can fire darts for distance or accuracy with the Nerf Ultra Select blaster! The Ultra Select blaster holds two 10-dart clips and includes 10 Nerf Ultra darts designed for distance and 10 Nerf Ultra darts designed for accuracy. A selector on the blaster lets you choose which clip you want to fire from, so you can switch between them as you battle. Take aim and rapid-fire darts from this fully motorized blaster! Hold down the acceleration button to power up the motor and press the trigger. You can load the clips as you play for less downtime to reload. The blaster fires Nerf Ultra distance darts up to 120 feet (36 meters)*. Nerf Ultra accuracy darts are the most accurate Nerf Ultra darts. They will love that this set includes a carry handle for portability. Nerf Ultra blasters work only with Nerf Ultra darts. (batteries not included). Eyewear recommended (not included).
Buffalo Games Tower Tennis
This is a great indoor game to have for active tweens at an affordable pricepoint, especially during the long winter months. Tower Tennis- it’s table tennis with a twist! Hit the ball into the tower and it will spit out one of the holes randomly. If it comes out on your side, you have to hit it back in or the other placer scores a point. It’s head-to-head fast-paced action where you keep the ball alive to score. The tower is portable to you can play it anywhere. Dominate your friends or team up in this skill and action game.
Black Longboards Collection. Maple Longboard Skateboard
The highly-reviewed Black Longboard Trident is a great all-around hybrid cruising skateboard. It can do it all and your tween can keep this high-quality board for years to come. It is everything from a smooth cruiser/carver board to a fast free-ride board. This board will fulfill all your longboard desires with its micro-drop, mild W concave, and drop-through trucks. It is extremely stable and responds quickly. Think of it like a sports car: fast, responsive, and fun to ride. It has an Exotic Ebony Wood Deck with 8-Ply Canadian Maple Core with custom pinstripe designs and with beautiful finish. The Laser cut grip tape locks your feet on the board. The rugged and lightweight 7-inch aluminum trucks (black) with ultra high rebound bushings create the ultimate carving experience. The 70mm Hooligan wheels create a smooth and grippy ride. Hooligan wheels have a special designed core to provide smooth, duarable, and evenly-worn wheel. Plus this board has fast and durable Abec 9 Hellion 2 bearings with built in spacers. Rolling with this cool board is effortless.
Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
Your fidgety tween will love this highly-reviewed, pocket-sized Infinity Cube. Have fun for hours while practicing and improving finger flexibility. Keep your hands and minds busy during class or work. Lessen phone and other technology induced stress. It’s a wonderful desk accessory, time killer, conversation starter and everyday carry device. Composed with eight (8) tough ABS plastic blocks linked together with strong stainless steel metal rivets. Durable and can withstand constant flipping and folding. It has a smooth surface and curved edges that are easy on the hands and light on the wrist and arms. This cool fidget cube is fun for kids, tweens, teens and adults. Choose from black, bright green or metal!
Original Stationery Galaxy Slime Making Kit with Glow in The Dark Stars
What kid doesn't like making slime? Keep those tweens busy for hours with this cool Galaxy Slime Kit. Inside this neat kit, you'll find a helpful guide with fun and proven recipes on how to make amazing 'out of this world' slimes! Go crazy with inks to make galactic colors, add some Glow In The Dark powder and stars to see your slime glow at night! Add galactic stars to your green slime or glitter flakes to your crazy space colored slime - pop them into the Star and Planet cases to keep squishy and hang in your bedroom at night! Make over 100 different Galaxy Slime combinations. Curious about how many variations of squishy slimes can be made? We know one thing for sure, you're going to have a ton of fun finding out!
KIdzlabz Mega Hydraulic Arm Robotic Science Kit
Assembling this brand new, cool Kidzlabz Mega Hydraulic Arm Robotic Science Kit will be an exciting project for your tween to assemble. They can discover and apply hydraulic power with this multi-axis robotic arm. Water is all that's needed to make it move. This kit includes all parts needed to make the Mega Hydraulic Arm Robot and detailed instructions. Recommended for 8 years and up.
Pindaloo Skill Game
This new, upgraded Pindaloo is a cool game for kids, tweens and teens. The Pindaloo is genius and simple – once you teach yourself the first step, it will be impossible to put it down. It's the perfect skill toy for you, and the complete set will come packaged with everything you need to get your game going. At just 8.5 x 6.5 inches of the best lightweight recyclable plastic the Pindaloo can go anywhere. Indoor or outdoor, the beach, camping, the office and school for break time. Your kids will love playing with this interactive ball and tube game for hours. Without realizing it they will improve their coordination skills!
JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This cool, highly-reviewed speaker is perfect for your tween's next pool party or trip to the beach. Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL Flip 5. Our lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our signature sound rain or shine. Move more. Pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party. Enjoy more than 12 hours of play time for your favorite music. Stand it vertical or horizontal and be bold with your choice of 11 vibrant colors.
Funkoverse: Jurassic Park Strategy Game
Funkoverse Games are brand new strategy games from Funko! In this fun Jurassic Park Funkoverse Game, you'll love playing as your favorite characters from Jurassic Park. In this Funkoverse Strategy Game, you combine your favorite characters and go head-to-head in exciting game scenarios. Each turn, you select one of your characters and perform two actions. Each character has access to basic actions like moving and challenges as well as several unique abilities that may be performed only by spending ability tokens. Funkoverse uses an innovative “cooldown” system—the more powerful the ability, the longer it will take for the ability token to become available again—so players have to spend their ability tokens wisely. Each character in Funkoverse is unique, so players are encouraged to try out different combinations of characters and items in order to discover their favorite synergies and powerful strategies for the different game scenario.
Spikeball Game Set
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. You can also find Spikeball at Target.
Ravensburger Gravitrax Starter Set Marble Run & STEM Toy
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! You can also find Gravitrax sets at Target.
LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars The Mandalorian & The Child
Mandalorian fans will love these LEGO BrickHeadz versions of The Mandalorian and the Child. Your tweens will appreciate authentic details such as The Mandalorian’s signature weapons – a blaster rifle and a blaster pistol. The Child has adjustable ears to create happy and sad expressions, and it sits in a hoverpram ‘floating' on 4 transparent LEGO elements. A great addition to any Star Wars fan’s collection, this awesome construction toy is fun to build solo or with friends and family, and each of the buildable LEGO figures has a baseplate to create an eye-catching display.
Thames & Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers
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.
Sphero Specdrums App-Enabled Musical Rings with Play Pad
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.
Waboba VOLI Paddle Game
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.
Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con
This Nintendo Switch Gaming Console is one of the hottest gifts of the last few years 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. You can also purchase Nintendo Switch Bundles at Best Buy. Target also carries the Nintendo Switch bundles.
B3 Bean Bag Bucketz
The Bean Bag Bucketz Backyard Game 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.
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.
Playz Disgusting n' Gross Science Kit
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!
Easton | PRO STIX PLASTIC BAT AND BALL SET | All Ages
If your tween boys love to play baseball in the yard, this high-quality plastic Easton Pro Stix Training Bat and Training Ball Set are perfect to avoid those broken windows. This training ball is meant to mimic leather balls and is great for at-home practice. Need more training balls? I love these SKLZ Limited Flight Practice Ball Set for at-home use.
K'NEX Thrill Rides – Bionic Blast Roller Coaster Building Set with Ride It! App
If your older tweens love building projects, then they will love the challenge of building this K'nex Bionic Blast Thrill Rides sets. They come with real moving parts. Experience K'NEX Thrill Rides in a whole new way with this tech robot themed coaster, which is perfect for tweens. Build the Bionic Blast toy roller coaster with the included 809 K'NEX parts and pieces including coaster track, roller coaster car, motor and themed graphics! The rods and connectors click together to create a 3D configuration and a coaster that stands over 2.5 feet tall. In a new twist to K'NEX Thrill Rides, upon completion of building the coaster, children can download the free K'NEX: Ride It! app to take their play to a brand-new level. Once downloaded, children can ride the Bionic Blast Roller Coaster using the included virtual reality, VR, viewer. Or, take building into the digital world! Rebuild the Bionic Blast in the app or create any coaster you can imagine. Once done building in the app, kids can then ride what they just built! The K'NEX: Ride it! app perfectly marries a hands-on building experience with a mobile app. If you have several tweens and kids at home, this would be a fun project to do on a snow day!
Throw Throw Burrito Board Game
The game exploded on Kickstarter and finally it has made it to market and has been very popular the last few years. 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. You can also get Throw Throw Burrito on Amazon.
Unofficial Roblox Annual 2022 Book
These cool gaming books make a great affordable gift for tweens. Take a trip back to the world of Roblox. Discover everything that's happened in the last 12 months of Roblox with the 100% Unofficial Roblox Annual 2022. Browse through the latest blockbuster games, uncover hidden gems, check out the hottest avatar items and solve the tricky puzzles throughout. With something for every Roblox fan, the fun will roll on for another year.
Spooner Boards Freestyle
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.
University Games Rubik's Race Game
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 3x3 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!
Ravensburger The Earth 540 Piece 3D Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids and Adults
This carefully-crafted Ravensburger The Earth 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. Check this cool Ravensburger The Earth: 540 Piece Puzzleball.
EASTON TRAVELER Bat & Equipment Wheeled Bag
If your tween is into baseball, this super practical 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.
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower
Harry Potter has become a storybook classic and so have the Harry Potter lego sets. This fun LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Astronomy Tower is filled to the turrets with iconic locations, cool characters and authentic detail from the Harry Potter movies. This LEGO Hogwarts playset gives kids the freedom to explore the many fascinating rooms of a magical castle with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Horace Slughorn, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley, Lavender Brown, Draco Malfoy and Hedwig.
Snap Circuits “Arcade”, Electronics Exploration Kit, STEM
These Snap Circuits sets have been around a long time and they continue to be very popular. Your kids can create dozens of cool electronic gadgets - all from one box! A safe and fun way to introduce children ages 8+ to the basics of electrical engineering! With this Snap Circuits Arcade Set, they can build 20+ games with fun sounds and lights! The 36-piece kit also builds over 200 exciting and unique projects that come together in a snap! Watch your child write their very own spinning LED message- powered by circuits they engineered themselves!
Harry Potter Illustrated Edition Books
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!
4M Green Science Solar Rover
These affordable science kits each include one project for your tween scientist and you can collect them all to try out new exciting experiments. The 4M Solar Rover Kit teaches children how to harness the light of the sun to power everyday objects. Transform a recycled soda can into a solar-powered rover. This kit includes all the parts necessary to build one solar-powered car. Detailed assembly instructions included. Perfect for a young scientist with an interest in mechanics and alternate energy sources.
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away....
Let’s face it, it’s hard to find crafts that tween boys will love and this origami pack is a classic. I’m a fan of anything creative and this popular 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.
Al Capone Classic Book Series
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.
Splendor Board Game
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.
Watermelon Ball Underwater 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.
Baseball Genius Home Run Collection
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! I love this super cool box set: Baseball Genius. See all the Tim Green Sports Books for Kids.
LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler 42122 Building Set
Any vehicle-loving kid would be proud to own a high-performance 4X4. Now you can make that dream a reality with the LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler set. Boys and girls aged 9 and up will have fun exploring this iconic off-roader. There’s a button to operate the front steering and its powerful axle-articulation suspension means kids will love testing out their model on obstacles around the home. With opening doors and hood, fold-down rear seats, a full-size spare tire, winch and classic Jeep branding, this fun toy model car brings kids closer than ever to the real Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The eye-catching, yellow-and-black color scheme means this model looks great in action or on display.The world of LEGO Technic offers advanced building toys for young LEGO fans ready for their next fun challenge. With realistic mechanisms, these collectible toys are a great way to introduce kids to engineering concepts.
EZGoal Multi-Sport Folding Rebounder Net
This 6x6 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.
Diabolo Chinese Yoyo Set
This cool Diabolo Set 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. It is five inches in diameter, perfect size for speed and handling. It is made of high quality TPR Hard rubber material, has efficient shock absorption, anti-impact, plus it is made to be break-resistant.
Giantex 27" Table Top Foosball Table
This Giantex Table Top Foosball Table makes it easy to enjoy foosball without owning one of those huge tables. This durable soccer arcade can fit on top of your kitchen counter, coffee table, or on your floor without leaving scratches. Light enough for easy transport and storage, with guaranteed resilience to withstand the high energy of players. It is constructed of strong wood construction and steel rods, to make it sturdy and reliable.
RaboSky Magnetic Dart Board for Kids
Beat bedroom boredom with this fun and easy-to-hang Magnetic Dart Board. This highly-reviewed indoor dartboard for kids includes a two-sided board and six magnetic darts. The best part is that you can roll it up when your kids are finished playing!
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Great ideas! Thank you.
Thanks so much for this list! I’ve really been struggling coming up with Christmas ideas this year and you just gave me several. Great list. Thanks again!
You are so welcome! Happy Holidays. 🙂
The real harambe says
This list was great!