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Best Toys & Gift Ideas for 10 Year Old Boys in 2019:

Ten-year-old boys require more complex and advanced toys and gifts that help them grow and develop their social, emotional, as well as cognitive skills, while still ensuring that their physical development does not turn frail. Therefore, it is crucial for you as a parent to know the types of gifts/toys that are most appropriate for your ten-year-old boy according to his character and nature.

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It is equally important to remember that not all boys mature at a similar rate. As a parent, despite your boy’s age, you are aware of the stage of development that he currently is in. As such, following the age recommendations set by the manufacturers among other factors, you will be able to cherry-pick just the right gift for your boy for any occasion.

This guide will highlight the key factors you need to consider when selecting the right gift(s) for your 10-year-old boy while reviewing some of the top gifts you can consider for your boy.

 

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1. Gloween Air Hover Soccer Ball

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Non-toxic Plastic and Foam Edging.

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Age

12 months to 15 years

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Best for

Indoor Soccer Fun

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Buy Gloween

2. Building-Construction Gift Toy

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Non-toxic Plastic.

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Age

8 to 12 years

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Best for

Engineering Creativity

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Buy Building

3. 22 Channel Handheld 

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BPA-Free Plastic

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Age

7 to 13 years

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Best for

Outdoor Adventures and Parental Monitoring

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Buy Channel

4. Remote-Controlled Rotating

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Plastic

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Age

8 to 15 years

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Best for

Indoor car playtime

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Buy Remote

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Material

High Grade Durable ABS Plastic

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Age

10 years and above

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Best for

Indoor and Outdoor Fun and Photography

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Buy DBPOWER

6. The R/C Rock-Crawling

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Durable Plastic

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Age

8 to 15 years

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Best for

Indoor and outdoor playtime

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Buy R/C Rock

7. The Elite N-Strike

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Material

Plastic

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Age

8 years and above

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Best for

Precision targeting and fun

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Buy Elite

8. Think Fun’s Logic

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Plastic and Marble

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8 – 15 years

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Best for

Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills

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Buy Think

9. Caster Board by Ripstik

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Material

High-Grade Polyurethane and Rubber

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Age

8 years and above

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Best for

Outdoor Skating

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Buy Caster

10. The Room Defender by SmartLab Toys

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Plastic and Rubber

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10 to 15 years

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Best for

Basic programming

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Buy Room

Top Picks and Why – Full Review

1. Gloween Air Hover Soccer Ball

The Gloween Air Hover Soccer Ball is a ball toy that is designed to hover while playing with it on smooth or uneven surfaces. The toy is a perfect gift for your 10-year-old boy when he wants to indulge in indoor soccer activities or when the weather outside is not conducive. 

 

The toy features a plastic hemispherical top made from non-toxic plastic, foam edges to prevent injury or breaking the furniture, and LED lighting for night play with multiple lighting colors to choose from.

The Gloween Air Hover Soccer Ball also features pneumatic suspension that allows the ball to float around on an air cushion, thanks to a powerful fan below. This also allows the ‘ball’ to maneuver hard and rough surfaces.

The Gloween Air Hover Soccer Ball is an ideal gift for a boy between 12 months old and 15 years.

What We Liked
  • This is an intuitive toy that you and your 10-year-old boy can have fun together in the house.
  • It features an ergonomic and comfortable design meant to protect your son from injury. The materials used are also safe for your kid and prevents abrasion on furniture.
  • The toy can also be used for gameplay between your son and pets.
  • The toy is easy to use, and so is the portable goal installation.
What We Didn't Like
  • Constant replacement of the four AAA-size batteries may be quite costly.
  • The toy is not ideal for outdoor playtime as it may be easily damaged.

2. Building-Construction Gift Toy Kit for Boys

The Building-Construction Gift Toy Kit for Boys is a toy building set meant to challenge and inspire creativity in your little boy.

The set consists of 361 pieces and a Do It Yourself (DIY) manual for up to three toy construction equipment including a plane and a dumper truck.

Since the design process may be quite complex there is an attached manual to help in the design process, and you may also help your boy in the construction process.

The Building-Construction Gift Toy Kit for Boys is recommended for boys between 8 and 12 years.

What We Liked
  • The toy design kit is both educational and fun to indulge, inspiring creativity in your 10-year-old boy.
  • The gift kit inspires socialisation and family time as anyone can indulge in the building process.
  • This is a STEM approved toy for educative and creativity purposes, and it also helps in improving your son’s hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, and divergent thinking which leads to healthy brain development.
  • The resultant toys feature realistic movements that will excite your boy even more: the propeller in the plane model has a rotary motion while the dumper truck consists of a knob for tipping the cargo load area and another for turning the wheels.
What We Didn't Like
  • The 361-piece set may be too complicated for some 10-year-olds.

3. Handheld Kids Walkie Talkies by UOKOO

The Handheld Kids Walkie Talkies by UOKOO is a great gift for outdoor adventures for your 10-year-old son. With this gift, you can easily shift between monitoring child play and giving your boy a chance to explore the outdoors with his friends.

The toy features a 22-Channel 3-mile range smart GMRS/FRS system allowing for long distance playtime in the outdoors, monitoring, or intelligent alarming in case your boy goes to far off the designated play area.

The toy/gift is ideal for children between 7 to 13 years.

What We Liked
  • The toy is ergonomically designed with environmentally friendly materials offering long-range pay area and can be switched between playtime and child monitoring.
  • The small and compact walkie talkie offers great sound quality that is loud and clear enough even in noisy environments. The auto-squelch function as well as the adjustable volume make communication smooth and easy.
  • It comes with a built-in flashlight for darker environments, a low battery indicator, an alarm system, a backlit LCD display, as well as time display.
What We Didn't Like
  • The plastic may not be hard enough for hard outdoor impacts.
  • Having a walkie talkie may inspire your kid to veer off too much out of his jurisdictional play area.

4. Remote-Controlled Rotating Stunt Car

The Remote-Controlled Rotating Stunt Car by EpochAir is a dual mode wall-climbing remote-controlled stunt car that changes the norm about normal remote-controlled cars, and that is the main reason why your 10-year-old boy will love it. 

 

The car has a vacuum system that allows for wall climbing and ceiling crawling. The Car Toy is ideal for boys between 8 and 15 years.

What We Liked
  • The car toy features a dual-mode racing configuration for both floor driving and wall climbing, making it fun than the conventional car toys.
  • The 360-degree turning motion has an integrated remote controller for full control of the car at all speeds and directions.
  • It has some cool LED head and rear lights as well as an easy-to-charge feature with a rechargeable battery pack. You can also charge it via the USB ports of your laptop or a power bank, thus giving you and your boy much flexibility.
  • The car is made of durable and high-quality ABS materials as well as a shock-proofed body, while remaining light for easy wall-climbing maneuvers.
What We Didn't Like
  • Car play might be a distraction from the more involving and educative gifts and toys.

5. DBPOWER X400W FPV RC Quadcopter Drone

The X5C-RC Drone Quadcopter is a fun way to boost your 10-year-old son’s outdoor excursions to a whole new level. This drone features a powerful and lightweight construct which is great for easy maneuverability, making it ideal for your boy at a beginner level. 

 

Better still, flying this drone will not require you to have FAA Registration, and your son can also explore the outer world aerially, taking photos with the HD camera mounted on the frame of the drone. The drone comes with two sets of rechargeable batteries with a flight time of around 8 minutes.

Ideal for boys from 10 years and above.

What We Liked
  • The drone comes with powerful and strong motors that ensure your boy gets efficient playtime.
  • The forward-facing HD camera adds a new approach to adventure: taking photos, thus making playtime even more fun. There is a removable 4 GB SD card that you can help your boy save (or even print out) his captured shots.
  • The ergonomic joysticks ensure smooth movement in any direction especially when ‘Headless Mode’ is activated
  • The drone is easy to use with the details user manual, and it also comes with replaceable blades and other parts as well in case of breakdowns.
What We Didn't Like
  • With a playtime on only 8 minutes and a battery charging time of over one hour, the drone cannot be used for long.
  • Flying over neighboring properties may bring about trespassing charges if not checked.

6. The R/C Rock-Crawling Radio Control Vehicle by Maisto

The R/C Rock-Crawling Radio Control Vehicle by Maisto is an ergonomically designed toy ideal for your boy’s outdoor adventures in all sorts of terrain. The Rock-Crawler features both front and rear articulated suspension, TPE high-grip tires, and a Tri-Channel that allows play for up to three players, making outdoor fun for your ten-year-old boy fun and social at the same time.

The gift is ideal for boys between 8 and 15 years.

What We Liked
  • The R/C Rock-Crawling Radio Control Vehicle features low gearing as well as two motors, making it ideal for off-road excursions.
  • It also features an articulated front and rear suspension for smooth ride quality.
  • The 6 AAA-sized batteries for the truck as well as the 2 AAA-sized batteries ensure that your boy’s outdoor fun time is uninterrupted.
  • There is a Tri-Channel transmitter that allows for smooth radio control even in thick foliage.
  • The large off-road TPE tires are ergonomically designed to offer utmost grip.
What We Didn't Like
  • The whole toy set requires at least 8 AAA-sized batteries (not included in the purchase), which might be a bit costly especially if they are not rechargeable.

7. The Elite N-Strike Precision Target Set by Nerf

The Elite N-Strike Precision Target Set by Nerf is an ideal gift for your boy in teaching him to test his accuracy and precision levels.

The target practice set comes with everything your boy may need to practice his precision skills including 10 suction darts (in two colors), the target, and a Fire Strike Blaster.

The operation of the Target Set is also quite straightforward: You just hang the target on a wall or door, aim with the assistance of a light beam, and shoot. The Suction Darts are designed to stick onto the target.

This gift is ideal for boys from 8 years old and up.

What We Liked
  • The target may be hung on a wall, behind a door, or just set to stand up.
  • You may prefer having the tactical rail that has compatibility with most of the Nerf Strike toys.
  • The three-piece shooting and assist set (the target, Suction Darts, and the Fire Strike Blaster) are designed to add confidence in your baby’s motor skill development in precision and accuracy.
What We Didn't Like
  • The toy set only features one mode of play: shooting. This may be a boring fun activity if done repeatedly.

8. Think Fun’s Logic Marble Maze Run Game

Think Fun’s Logic Marble Maze Run Game is a gravity-powered maze game solved with basic logical thinking skills, thus ideal for testing your 10-year-old boy’s reasoning and visual perception skills to test.

The gamer includes a Game Grid, Target Tower, nine Building Towers, three marbles, and a 60-card challenge set ranging from novice to expert level as well as the challenge instructions and solutions.

The main goal of the challenges is to come up with a maze that carries each marble from the start position to where the Target Tower is located.

The toy is recommended kids between 8 and 15 years.

What We Liked
  • The instructions are quite clear and straightforward, and each challenge comes with its own solution as well.
  • The gaming gift is ideal for developing critical skills for your 10-year-old, including planning and spatial reasoning skills.
  • The award-winning gift gamer features sixty multi-levelled challenges, thus allowing your kid to advance to the next challenge upon conquering the previous one.
What We Didn't Like
  • The marbles may pose a choking hazard.
  • Might be quite complex for some 10-year-olds to understand.

9. Caster Board by Ripstik

Ripstik’s Caster Board combines the excitement and fun associated with snowboarding and surfing but on a pair of wheels, unlike the conventional skateboards. The futuristic design based on the original skateboard provides your ten-year-old boy with the chance to enjoy the new skating design albeit more ergonomically designed, thus more fun.

 

The board comes with features such as a kick nose and tail, concave-designed deck for improved foot control, spiked traction pads, 3-inch high-grade polyurethane wheels with 360-degree rotary motion, and bearing casters for smooth rides on a variety of terrains.

The Caster Board is a great gift for boys from 8 years and above.

What We Liked
  • The Board offers an ergonomic caster board design that works as a hybrid between a snowboard and a skateboard, thus making it quite a fun outdoor toy.
  • The 360° caster trucks, as well as the pivoting deck, allows for an exciting all-directional skating, thanks to the ergonomic snowboard carving and polyurethane wheels.
  • The traction pads are spiked, adding to the concave-design of the deck which allows for more comfortable riding.
  • The high-grade polyurethane wheels are sturdy enough to carry up to 220 pounds of weight.
What We Didn't Like
  • Since this Board is more complex than the conventional skateboard, risk of injury are much higher. You might need to add some additional safety gear for your boy, including a helmet, elbow/knee pads, and skating gloves.

10. The Room Defender by SmartLab Toys

The Room Defender by SmartLab Toys is an educational and fun gift/toy ideal for your ten-year-old boy with STEM educational requirements.

The toys, which features a programmable door alarm, three key cards, door-bracket hardware, and a 24-page instructional guide, is a perfect way of introducing your ten-year-old to basic programming.

Instead of the conventional and often ignored “No Entry Allowed” bedroom signages, let your kid challenge himself to basic programming for their own ‘security’ at their door by creating messages, programs, and codes that give access to his ‘interested parties’.

The six-pair socks kit is a recommended gift for boys between the ages of 12 months and 2 years.

What We Liked
  • The toy is both educational and fun as it teaches both problem solving skills and basic programming.
  • It requires no assembly as it comes pre-built.
  • The toy features a fully-coloured 24-page manual that includes programming directions for each step.
  • The programmable room security offers a variety of effects that make the experience more fun, for example sirens, sound effects, alarms, laser shots, and lights.
  • It can easily mount on any bedroom door.
What We Didn't Like
  • The toy must be used in regulated way to avoid misuse by disgruntled kids.
  • In case your kid forgets the operational code, you may have to destroy the toy for access.

Tips in Picking the Best toys & Gift Ideas for 10 Year Old Boys

1. Choose Gifts Based on the Boy’s Developmental Stage

It is important to always remember that a gift/toy that is appealing to one ten-year-old may be too complicated for another. Similar age does not always translate into similar stages of development. Learning and being keen on your child’s developmental stages is key in deciding what kind of gifts to buy them.

Generally, at the age of ten, boys have developed almost proficient reading skills, and as such, gifts that foster these developing skills, for example board games will be workable for your ten-year-old boy as he shows off his skills to others as well.

The age also comes with a rise in problem-solving and cognitive skills. As such, gifts/toys that inspire more complex thinking, higher dexterity degrees, critical thinking, and pattern recognition are great to further develop your boy’s skills.

Another factor to consider in the developmental stage of your 10-year-old boy is athleticism. This talent/skill almost always shows itself around the age of ten. Since your child’s activity has a great impact on his development and health, choose gifts that promote his athletic/outdoorsy activities in a beneficial but fun way.

This also helps enhance team-play and teamwork. Skateboards and bicycles are a sure way to start exploring your child’s athletic capabilities while keeping him fit and energetic.

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2. Choose Toys/Gifts that Foster Your Boy’s Hobbies

Choosing gifts that will coincide with your boy’s hobbies is of paramount importance, otherwise, he will just toss it to the side and go play with the more interactive gifts, even if they are borrowed from friends.

To avoid such a scenario, first, learn and understand your ten-year-old’s hobbies and likes, then go on and choose an appropriate gift. Your child’s interests may range from art, football, basketball, bike-riding, skating, music, building, just to name a few.

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3. Choose gifts that also have an aspect of technology learning

In the 21st century, modern technology has become a crucial tool for every person, despite their stature or status, so why not equip your 10-year-old son with the right technological know-how in preparation for the future. Kids as young as ten years of age have been known to program their own apps as well as other intuitive technological inventions.

As the tech world increasingly takes a front seat in the nearby future, your kid will inevitably be exposed to the digital world and the internet of things (IoT). In this case, to prevent your child from straying into the bad internet world (including cyberbullying), be sure of the gifts you buy them. Go for educative video games, mp3 players, and tablets, while setting stringent rules on their use (including the time of use) so as to balance their social/outdoor/physical life with the technological aspect of the modern world they are growing into.

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Conclusion

When boys enter the double-digit age, you will realize that they are harder to impress with just simple things. Among other factors, knowing your boy’s developmental stages (not just his age) plays a major role in hand-picking the right gifts for every occasion.

At their pre-teens, most boys develop a high level of independence and this is also a stage for building up their social developmental skills. As such, for most boys at this age, they prefer indulging into activities and toys that help them engage with multiple friends and acquaintances for honing their peer-pivoted social skills, and family alike.

Also, some of the self-drive activities may be of benefit to crucial developmental areas, including self-confidence boosts. This guide provides with a clear-cut approach of choosing just the right gift for your 10-year-old boy.

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