Searching for the right gift for 10 to 12-year-old boys can be a bit challenging.
The good news is that for Christmas 2016 there is a good selection of gift ideas just right for this age group.
Here are 29 Christmas gifts for tween boys that he’s sure to enjoy this holiday season.
Remote Control Machines
He’ll be busy until school starts building these cool remote control machines. Build up to 10 machines and control them with a wireless remote control unit.
This fun Z-Curve Bow & Arrow Set is perfect for outdoor or indoor use. No worries about getting hit with the bow since it is made of foam.
If you’re a fan of the Rubik’s Cube, you’re going to love the Cube II. This highly rated cube featured durable stickers that don’t fade and anti-pop technology so it turns quickly and doesn’t get stuck.
SpyX Wrist Walkie-Talkies
These cool video SpyX Wrist Walkie-Talkies are perfect for camping, hiking or spy adventure with friends. Features a range of 150 feet and does not require Wi-Fi – just press the activation key to communicate.
iPlay Remote Control Battling Tanks
Get ready to battle your opponent with this set of iPlay Remote Control Battling Tanks. Each remote allows its user to rotate the gun and fire the cannon. Features ignition, engine, cannon fire, machine gun fire and impact sound effects.
This Galileo Thermometer will definitely catch his attention as he watches the glass floats drift as the temperature changes. The tag on the lowest glass float indicates the temperature. It is accurate within 2 degrees.
Table Tennis To Go
No need to buy an expensive ping pong table! This versatile Table Tennis-to-Go Set is easy to set-up is great for home or travel. Includes 2 paddles, 2 balls, an expandable/retractable net with a handy mesh carry tote for easy storage.
Coast Guard Remote Controlled Helicopter
This cool Coast Guard Remote Control Helicopter has a lot of handy features such as 30 minute charging time, ability to charge directly from computer USB port, and a built-in gyroscope system for control and stability. Plus, it’s Coast Guard inspired design makes it pretty cool too!
Mini Pocket Drone Remote Control Quadcopter
This Mini Pocket Drone Remote Control Quadcopter is so compact you can hold it in the palm of your hand! You can charge it two ways – via a USB cable or on the back of the remote control transmitter. Because it features a 6-axis gyro system, you can throw the quadcopter into the sky and it will adjust itself to fly steadily in the sky.
Magic Penny Magnet Kit
This fun Magic Penny Magnet Kit is a great way to get him away from the TV, video games, or the computer. Learn about the laws of magnetism as well as the rules of geometry. The kit includes an instruction book of 44 activities as well as 32 British pennies, a bonus US penny, and 2 strong magnets.
Djubi Dart Ball Game
The Djubi Dart Ball Game is a great way to get the kids outside. This unique twist on the traditional dart game uses a mini launcher to fire the dart into a target net. Includes a dry erase scoreboard with pen.
How to Build a Hovercraft
Remember the “Coke and Mentos guys?” They’re the one’s who created those cool coke and Mentos fountain makers (here’s one of their YouTube videos here). How to Build a Hovercraft details lots of DIY Science projects using everyday items.
Mega Gemstone Mine Dig Kit
Transform into an archeologist with this fun and educational Mega Gemstone Mine Dig Kit from National Geographic. The large digging brick contains 15 gemstones, digging tools, a magnifying glass, and a full-color guide to learn about each stone.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard
Known for their durable and popular scooters, it’s no surprise Razor has finally come out with a hoverboard. The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard is a self-balancing electric scooter. It features dual-riding modes (for training and normal use), a cruising speed of 8+ MPH, 60 minutes of continuous use, and an eye-catching blue LED light bar display.
Nerf Cyber Hoop Set
He can play basketball with his friends virtually with this Nerf Cyber Hoop Set. The hoop connects wirelessly to a mobile device. He can compete with his friends even when they’re not in the same room.
Speed Stacks Stacking Set
Sport stacking is a sport that requires players to stack cups in specific pattern in a timed environment. It requires agility, concentration and quickness. This Speed Stacks Stacking Set is endorsed by the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA).
ECX 4WD Monster Truck
This fast remote control ECX 4WD Monster Truck is the perfect for his next off-roading adventure. Designed for paved and dirt surfaces, the speed can be adjusted when first starting out. Includes the charger, remote control and battery.
Virtual Reality Headset
The Voxkin Virtual Reality Headset lets you easily watch 3D movies and games. Fits smartphones with sizes ranging from 4-6 inches. Features a lightweight ergonomic design that’s fully adjustable.
Puzzle Pod Coin Bank
If you’re planning to give a money gift this Christmas, why not test their code breaking skills with this unique gift. The Puzzle Pod Coin Bank lets you determine the length of the game and clues to be used. The size of the bottle allows for a variety of items such as money, gift cards, smart phones, and more. It also includes a coin slot so it doubles as a coin bank.
Alesis Portable Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit
This Alesis Portable Tabletop Electronic Drum Kit is perfect for anyone wanting to learn the basics of drumming. Features 80 percussion and effect sounds and includes an LCD screen and coach modes that help teach basic drum patterns and styles.
Kona Acoustic Guitar Value Bundle
This Kona Acoustic Guitar Bundle has everything a budding performer needs to start learning guitar. Includes Kona Deluxe Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Basics for Dummies Book, guitar bag, digital tuner, 3 guitar picks and an audio cd.
Casio Mini Keyboard
For the budding musician in the family, this versatile Casio Mini Keyboard features 100 sounds, 50 rhythms, organ and piano modes, and 10 integrated songs for plenty of variety.
Ideal Spectacular Magic Show
The Ideal Spectacular Magic Show is filled with over 100 magic tricks and props all stored in a handy suitcase. Included is a step-by-step instructional DVD.
Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector
He’ll love discovering hidden treasure with this Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector. Weighing in at 5.6 ounces, this handy detector is lightweight and easily powered by two 9-volt batteries.
Playcraft Table Top Air Hockey
The Playcraft Table Top Air Hockey will provide lots of fun for everyone this holiday. This 40-inch tabletop hockey table is small enough to easily store out of site and versatile enough to be played on a table or floor.
K’NEX Firestorm Freefall Coaster Building Set
This challenging K’NEX Firestorm Freefall Coaster Building Set is the perfect activity will keep him busy during the holidays. Once completed he can see the roller coaster carts looping and diving the tracks.
The Labyrinth Game is a fun game perfect for family game night or cold winter days. Each player must find all of their objects and characters while moving through an ever-changing maze.
Ripstik Caster Board
Is it a skateboard or a snowboard? The Ripstik Caster Board is a little bit of both. This unique board features a pivoting deck that mimics the snowboard where you can easily turn or accelerate without pushing. Also available in Blue, Green, Pink, and Silver.
Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Pelican Gunship Play Set
Get ready for battle with this Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Pelican Gunship Play Set. Complete with cool light features and sounds for battle take-off, target explosion and cannon firing.
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