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Gifts for Tween Boys- 30+ items they’ll love!

I have two TWEEN boys and sometimes finding a good gift can be challenging. So with their help, I’ve created a 2021 gifts for tween boys guide.

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I have two boys ages 10 and 12, officially tweens!   It can be challenging to find some gifts that they like, so with their help, I’ve made a fun list of gifts your tween should love.  Video games (like the Nintendo Switch) and gift cards seem to be the go-to gifts for this age, but I wanted some other ideas too.  Here are OVER 30 ITEMS to help you.

Finding the perfect gift for your teens can be tough. Don’t forget to shop for your teenage boys from this list too. There are some great teen gifts.

I have two TWEEN boys and sometimes finding a good gift can be challenging. So with their help, I've created a gifts for tween boys guide.

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Gifts for Boys-  They are going to love them!

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

These are great for many different reasons. Since kids have been at home and on their computers and video games, these will help with headaches and better sleep. I bought four pair from this company and love them all. Once pair even came with a blue light so we could test the glasses ourselves.

Bean Bag

Again, perfect for gaming or school work at home.

Keyboard Cover

My kids love these. They’re inexpenive and great stocking stuffers too!

Water Bottle

All kids could use an additional water bottle. My kids take them everywhere- biking, car, school, sports and I make them use them in their rooms so they don’t spill. they also get nasty after awhile so it’s nice to replace the onces that look beat.

Cool Athletic Socks

These are so in style right now.  They will love them.

Little Refrigerator

 I just bought this for Christmas and have it hidden.


LCR- Left Center Right

This game falls in line with card games maybe. My family isn’t into board games like we were when they were smaller, but this is something that the whole family will love. You can play with real money too and it can make fun a fun holiday or birthday. It’s turned into our favorite holiday activity when we have all the family around.

Evo App- Connected Coding Robot

Bubble Bubble Ball

Lava Lamp

Electric Skateboard

My son watned this for a Christmas gift so I caved and got it for him. He LOVES it and can cruise the neighborhood on it. This is the exact one we purchased and have had no issues with it.

Drum Pad

Flag Football Set

Poloroid Instant Camera

Tie Dye Kit

Tie dying is such a good time! You can get some inexpenisve tees at a hobby store or just dye things around your house, like sheets or socks. There are tons of YouTube videos to teach different techniques. This kit is good because their are a bunch of colors to pick from.

Disco Ball Lamp

Guinness Book of World Records


Harry Potter Merch

Harry Potter fans are forever and you can practically find anything Harry Potter these days. You have a ton to choose from. I linked to one of the newer illustrated books they have now. The first book is such an easy read and this one makes it even more exciting.



Night Lacrosse LED- 2 pack

These are the coolest things EVER!   The ball and the sticks contain LED lights so you can play at night.  Perfect for the winter months or at the beach in the summer. Here’s a video that shows what they do.  My boys would LOVE these!

Nerf Guns

I don’t think kids ever stop playing with these.

Microphone and Stand

We have this exact one and all my kids play with it.

Flashing Finger Light Gloves

Kan Jam

This is such a fun game.

Mini Basketball Hoop

Electric Scooter

Gaming Rocking Chair

Medal Hanger

Both my boys have something similar to display their medals for wrestling and baseball.

Remote Control Helicopter


Chicken Foot

My boys love playing this with their Grandma.

Soccer, basketball, football

Drawstring Bag

These are perfect to day trips, sleep overs, and sports.

Wrist Watch

Remote Control Truck

Metal Detector


Swiss Army Knife

Emoji Chia Pet

Glow in the dark basketball

I tried to get different price ranges and ideas.   Hope you found something you can give your tween boy!  Let me know if you have anything I can add to the list.

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Wednesday 9th of March 2016

Great Ideas! Josh got that world record book for Christmas and I find him looking thru it all the time. He likes that it doesn't have to be read in order like a regular book. We also have that exact mini basketball goal upstairs in the open foyer area that doubles as our book nook. I gets used multiple times a week. I had to get used to the noise that sounds like things breaking every time he hits the backboard! The one you have linked is to much better quality than the cardboard Nerf one we had before that only lasted a few months.

I also love the medal hanger. May have to put that on Riley's gift list because she has a ton from gymnastics that are just hanging on her door knob right now. Thanks for that suggestion!

And what is it with Grandmas and chicken foot? We play it almost every time we are in Murphy visiting Phil's mom. She got Josh a huge dominos set for his birthday a few years ago since he loved playing it so much!