There is something magical about the tween years for boys! They are fun, noisy, still believe in the magic of imagination and don’t mind getting a hug from mom! So let’s hold onto the sweetness of these years by discovering just the right gift to fuel their imagination and embolden them to try new things! Here are THE BEST gifts for tween boy! UPDATED 2023
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The Best Gifts for Tween Boy
A big shout out to all the boy moms who helped me out with this post! It’s good to know that I hadn’t forgotten all the fun classic gifts, even though it’s been 10 years since I’ve had a tween boy in the house (where did the time go?). And it was neat to learn about what is trending now….hover boards, for real?
Classic Christmas Gift Ideas for Tween Boy
There were several toys that ALL the boy moms mentioned! And I remember fondly all the fun times our boys had playing with them too!
Legos are still a favorite! Do you have an Avengers fan? Check out this Marvel Avengers War Machine Buster!
Does your middle school boy love all things space? Here is the Lego City Space Mars Research Shuttle!
The Lego Technic Off-Road Monster Jam Buggy has over 212 Lego pieces for hours of Lego building fun and it’s still under $20!
Also SURPRISE your tween with a Marvel LEGO ADVENT Calendar!! These are so cool! We love advent calendars. With the Lego Advent Calendar your kid can count the days down to Christmas with 24 different Lego presents! On SALE right now!
Nerf guns are still going strong as a gift boys LOVE! Nerf Elite 2.0 Commander has over 12 darts for plenty of staying power! Only$6!!
And as a mom, I’m loving this Nerf target! Nerf Elite Digital Target Toy!
Make the fun last all year long with this family friendly board game, Kids Create Absurdity, that won the Mom’s Choice Award for Excellence!
Check out this fun NEW take on a classic game, Flashing Cube Electronic Memory and Brain Game. 4 games in one for the kid who loves all things STEM!
Best Flying Toys for Tween Boys
Send your boys sailing into the great beyond with this Trekassy Platform Tree Swing that is weighted for 660 lbs. One boy mom said that the giant swing is a favorite of her boys! Looks like great outdoor fun, emphasis on OUTDOORS:) Always a good idea for boys to burn off some energy outside!
This drone is hand operated to make flying easier to master! The Force 1 Hand Operated Drone for kids is a great option for younger tweens!
For older tweens, surprise them with this Holy Stone HS 260 Drone for Kids. Holy Stone is a reputable brand and this drone reveals it with good stability and an easy to learn drone. This drone is meant to be flown indoors and has 6-8 minutes of flying power. Check out even more drones on this very informative post on My Dear Drone.
Check out this Hovering Soccer Ball that glows for indoor and outdoor fun!
Shoot a rocket 200 ft into the night with this National Geographic Rocket for kids!
Surprise your tween with a hoverboard! The Swagtron Twist will have your kids cruising around in style! This hoverboard is economical without losing quality! The SwagTron Twist goes up to 6 mph and has an overall distance of 8 miles.
Best Gifts for Tween Boys Who Love to Read
One of my reluctant readers liked the author Bill Wallace. Mr. Wallace writes about animals and boys and has been authoring books for years! These books are for grade level 3-7, and are pretty quick reads.
Hank the Cowdog is forever getting into a sticky situation! This funny series about a cowdog is guaranteed to keep your tween boy chuckling!
Imagination Station book series is an excellent series that goes along with the radio drama series, Adventures in Odyssey. Cousins, Patrick and Beth are dropped back into time and face new adventures. Love that this series teaches kids about history. For younger tweens.
The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is a great series that boys love! This series is full of adventure as it follows Alex as he seeks to discover what really happened to his uncle.
Michael Vey is a popular series that both one of my boys and my daughter enjoyed. Michael Vey is a seemingly average 14 year old kid that has Tourette’s. But little does anyone know that he has special powers! This series is for older tween boys:)
And of course keep him cozy while he reads with these fun Christmas Pajamas.
Winter Break is more fun with this adorable reindeer!
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Gifts Ideas for Tween Boy Who Loves Science and Learning
National Geographic for Kids has put together some really great books! I have been impressed by the interesting and unusual stories and the fantastic pictures! Grab up this National Geographic for Kids Almanac 2024 for Christmas!
Guinness Book of World Records puts out a new book each year detailing all the new records that have been made! My nephew used to ask for this book every Christmas when he was a tween!
Does your tween boy love experiments? Check out all of 4M Science Kits. This 4M Green Science Solar Rover DIY Kit comes with everything you need to create a solar rover from a pop can! Appropriate for 8 and up.
Help your stem loving tween boy stand out in style with this cool STEM t-shirt!
Gift Suggestions for the Tween Boy Who Loves Adventure
Purchase this four pack of fun with the Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag Set. Now your tween and their friends will have plenty of laser tag fun! Amazon has an amazing price on this right now! Check it out!
One of our boys had years of fun with his radio controlled boat. If you live near a park or have a pool or pond, this Sharkpool Radio Controlled Boat is sure to to be a huge hit!
So now you can buy fit bits for kids as young as 6, who knew? This Fit Bit Ace Activity Tracker is a great mid-range fit-bit that is meant for smaller wrists.
Also check out this fitness tracker by Inspiratek. It is recommended as a best value for the budget!
If you are going to buy walkie talkies, then get some quality ones. This set of walkie talkies is very affordable and best part, they have excellent audio and a safe family mode to keep everyone on the same channel.
Looking for walkie talkies that have a longer range? Check out this set of Cobra CXR925 Walkie Talkies. They come with rechargeable batteries!!
Best Gifts for Tween Boys
Now, on the other side of parenting with our two boys, I truly do believe the tween years with boys is a special time! What is your tween boy hoping to receive for Christmas or their birthday? What would you add to this tween boy gift guide?
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