Are you struggling with what to buy your son, nephew, or grandson this holiday season? This tricky age, between roughly 5th and 8th grade, can be challenging for even the savviest gift givers so we’ve rounded up some fantastic options that’ll help you finish your shopping in a flash! These Gifts For Tween Boys have ideas at a variety of price points and are great for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion!
Gifts For Tween Boys
Magnetic Dart Board – Sending him to his room with real darts? Not so smart. Magnetic ones? SURE! Fun to play alone or with friends, a great non-destructive way to work that eye hand coordination in the house.
Blue tooth, highly rated, earbuds are a necessity for school, sports and just hanging out!
If you’re giving a cash gift this is THE way to do so! Make him solve this puzzle to retrieve the cash and your cool grown up status is secure!
The game you remember but totally suitable for nighttime! 12 hours of battery & 33 specially designed lights make this the 21st Century update for all ages.
Yep, everybody’s favorite meat flavor in a toothpaste? Yes, please! He’ll be sure to brush and maintain that lovely bacon aura all day!
This clock mimics the sunrise, comes in a variety of colors and will help you get the boy up and moving on those school days!
He’ll keep his hat on no matter the windchill with this cool factor: earbuds are within the beanie so he doesn’t lose out on tunes during the winter.
Amazon best seller, this book is just what it says, a guide to all things manly and a perfect gift no matter the occasion.
See who has the quickest draw and best timing of your opponents. Lightning Reaction ® Reloaded guarantees hours of fun and laughs as you and your friends get zapped.
This ball is unlike any other, it floats on a cushion of air and has become a huge seller among this age group! Perfect for the athletic kiddo who is ready to take it up a notch!
Number one request on my son’s Holiday Wish List, this isn’t your hot wheels race track! Use a mobile device to control these robotic cars, build battles and race friends.
Nerf Rival Blaster
A step up from Nerf Darts, this is like paintball without the mess, according to my 12 year old and his neighborhood buds. Quite popular, can be inside or outside friendly.
Definitely THE gaming system among gamers of all ages these days. Pick up a coveted title like Super Mario Odyssey and it’s basically one stop shopping!
Great lower priced but better quality option, perfect starter drone for this age group.
Droid Inventor Kit
Build your very own droid, just like your Star Wars heroes? I’m in! Perfect option for STEM minded kiddos.
Star Wars Remote Control BB-8 Droid – There’s no question Star Wars is one of the hottest things going right now and while your tween may be past the days of action figures, he’s sure to love this RC Droid. Your biggest problem may be getting Dad to let your son get his hands on it!
Duffel Bag – A quality bag to toss his gear in will see lots of use over the coming years. Whether for sleepovers, camping trips, or hauling sports equipment, boys need something besides a plastic grocery bag to lug around.
LEGO Technic – These aren’t the Legos he may have have deemed “too childish”, these are Legos designed for ages 9+ and have a far more advanced set of instructions along with some great features to help young builders understand mechanics and engines.
G Shock Watch – Everything he’ll need in one tidy setting, water resistant, shock resistant, timer, alarm, stopwatch, and more, a great entry level watch for a young man.
Astrojax – This isn’t your typical yo-yo, the 3 balls resemble space “diamonds” and are like holding a whirlwind in your hand. Master tricks, and turn the key to light up the LED lights inside for additional fun!
Green Machine – He’s mastered riding his bike so it’s time to take outside fun to a new level. This is a favorite of several neighborhood boys and definitely well used by kids thru teens.
Swiss Army Classic Pocket Knife – This handy tool is a right of passage for many kids and depending on your son’s maturity level, this may be the right time to introduce it.
Ductigami: The Art of the Tape – Grad some fun Printed Duct Tape and set him loose to create with this guidebook that’ll walk him through 18 different projects with humor and the author’s knack for storytelling.
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