Whoever said finding the perfect gift for a 10-year-old boy is difficult obviously doesn’t know where to look.
There are tons of presents online and in physical stores where people can look and buy presents.
To help you out, take a look at some of the top gifts you can buy for 10-year-old boys below.
1. Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit
Children are naturally curious and there’s nothing better for a curious boy than a toy kit that they can tinker around with. The Snap Circuits SC-100 kit is an entry-level electronics education kit that includes 30 basic electrical components and a lot of projects to try.
The parts required can snap together easily and will require no soldering equipment. The projects range from a simple light switch on a simple circuit to more complex projects like logic gates, noise-activated lights, simple games, and more.
There are manuals for kids and adults to work together on, so this can be a great bonding experience.
The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit can be purchased on Amazon for $34.99 or the Elenco website for $36.95. The best thing about this kit is, if it is well received and the child wants more, there are more advanced kits that are backward compatible with the original kit.
The SC300S kit, for example, adds a bunch of new basic and advanced components as well as a basic computer interface. This adds so much more projects to try out. When all the projects have been done, maybe you can try some other projects on your own.
Do note that the bigger sets will include all the projects from the older sets so it might be best to get the newest set, the SC-750, to get all of the content at once.
All of the project manuals can be downloaded from the Elenco website for free in English and French.
2. Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag Game
For the more active child, a laser tag game is a great fit. The Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag guns feature four team modes, four gun types, a shooting range of about 130 feet, and lights and sounds when firing.
The game requires no vests or equipment apart from the guns themselves. The four gun types, pistol, submachine gun, shotgun, and rocket, all have their effective ranges, magazine capacities, damage per hit, and reload speeds.
Weapon types can be switched easily in-game. When not shooting, the guns do not make any sound, allowing for stealthy movements.
Each player gets nine life points with a life bar on the gun itself. The gun vibrates when a player gets hit. The laser tag guns themselves use a 0.9 mW infrared signal which is certified safe for children.
A set of four guns can be purchased on Amazon for $24.99. There is no limit to team size, meaning you can add more and more players to the game as long as each player has a gun. Laser tag isn’t just a toy that’s just for children. It’s fun for the whole family.
3. Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Something is liberating about being able to operate a vehicle, anyone with a driver’s license will be able to say that. Since there’s no way for a 10-year-old to get something like a car (and for good reason), get them the next best thing.
The Razor E100 Electric Scooter is an electric scooter that’s designed for children ages 8 and up. It has a max speed of 10 mph and can run for up to 40 minutes on a full charge through its chain-driven 100-watt motor.
It takes about 12 hours to charge completely and the battery is replaceable, but the battery replacement process may require adult guidance. It’s moderately heavy at 120 pounds, but that shouldn’t be a big issue because it’s a scooter.
The scooter starts up with a kick-to-start and is controlled through a twist-grip on the handlebars. Its handlebars are 22 inches high.
The Razor E100 Electric Scooter is available in many different colors on Amazon for $154.99. Replacement parts are available on the Razor website.
4. 24 Roadmaster Granite Peak Boys Mountain Bike
For the child who is responsible enough to set their own pace, a mountain bike is a great gift to give. The Granite Peak 24” Boy’s Mountain Bike is Roadmaster’s offering for the younger bike enthusiast.
It’s a great all-round mountain bike that performs on the neighborhood streets as well as on rugged paths. It is built with a steel mountain frame and a front suspension fork, making the bike stable and comfortable to ride.
The alloy rims and knobby tires are designed to be stable on pavement or dirt. The bike stands at 24 inches while the seat is adjustable between 4 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 6 inches. Additionally, the seat can be adjusted without any tools.
This bike comes with a Shimano rear derailleur and 18-speed twist shifters, giving the knowledgeable mountain biker impressive performance on the trail. The 24 Roadmaster Granite Peak Boys Mountain Bike is an excellent gift to give a young boy and has the advantage of being usable for many years.
5. HyperDrone Racing (Champion Kit)
Racing games are always fun for any young boy, be it on the ground or in the air. The basic HyperDrone Racing kit contains two drones that can be flown pretty easily. Altering a drone’s height may require some experience in drone control, but the drones in this kit have built-in altitude locks that can make flying a bit easier.
The kit also includes a station that can be used to facilitate a race or a target shooting game. To race, set the station to be the start and finish line. Set up a customized track to follow, then you’re good to go.
The station keeps track of lap times and scores which can be viewed from a connected smart device. Moreover, the station can also serve as a target for a shooting game. The drones have an infrared gun attached to it that can aim and shoot at the station.
A connected smart device can view the station’s current life total. While the base kit only has 2 drones, the station can support up to 8 drones in one game. The set of two drones is available on Amazon for $48.99.
6. Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit
For more creative minds, LEGO is a great option. The Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit is a set of 105 LEGO bricks and a 50-page instruction manual that guides your child to build 16 different projects.
The vehicles, toys, tools, and other contraptions can be easily built with the easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams in the book. This book also includes some helpful tips when working with LEGO bricks as well as common issues and troubleshooting solutions.
As with any LEGO set, the projects that can be done out of the set are not limited to what is in the book. There are so many other things that can be built off of one set, and so much more with multiple sets combined.
LEGO is one of the best toys to allow your child to flex their creative minds. The Klutz LEGO Crazy Action Contraptions Craft Kit is available on Amazon for $21.99.
The Nintendo Switch is the latest in Nintendo’s video game console line and it’s the best one they’ve had. While other game consoles are focused on being either handheld or plugged in, the Nintendo Switch can do both.
It features both a handheld mode for playing on-the-go as well as a docked mode for playing at home. The Switch has a massive selection of games to choose from across every genre, with more games coming out regularly. Classic platformer fans will find a lot to enjoy out of Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario Maker.
Those who prefer the open-world exploration genre will have a lot to find out on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Want something to play together with the whole family? Try Overcooked! 1 and 2 or Super Mario Party.
Prefer something a bit wackier, give ARMS a shot. There’s something for everybody on the Switch. T
he Nintendo Switch is available on Amazon for $297.60 with each game costing between $10 and $60.
Do note that a newer Switch that features better hardware and longer battery life is scheduled to be released soon.
8. Levenhuk Rainbow 8×25 Binoculars
In a video for BigThink, Neil deGrasse Tyson says that his life was transformed by a pair of binoculars that he owned at age 11. He looked at the moon and saw its craters, valleys, and shadows. The moon came alive to him.
Your child doesn’t have to be a budding astrophysicist to enjoy a pair of binoculars; what’s important is what it allows him to do. He can point it at just about anything he’s curious about and learn something new.
The Levenhuk Rainbow 8×25 Binoculars is an excellent starting choice for a pair of binoculars. It comes in seven different colors to choose from and is designed to be small enough to fit well in a young boy’s hands. It features an 8x magnification power and a 399 ft field of view.
Furthermore, its lenses are coated with a special anti-reflection coating, allowing the binoculars to view distant things clearly with less light bouncing off the lenses. The distance in between the lenses of the binoculars can be adjusted between 3.5 cm and 7.6 cm, allowing it to fit well with any child’s eyes.
The Levenhuk Rainbow 8×25 Binoculars is available on the Levenhuk website for $59.95.
This article was written by a freelancer.