Kid Stuff

Buying the Perfect Gift for a Ten-year-old Boy

I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t know much about kids and have been learning everything as I go along. So my child expertise (if you can even call it that) only lies within the age range of my son and his friends, which covers the 6 and under set. Our Guest Geek post today ventures into unfamiliar territory for me and is all about finding the perfect gift for a 10-year-old boy. I’ll have to refer back to this post in a few years, when my son finally reaches the double digits.

wrapped gifts presents for boys

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a ten-year-old boy, but don’t know where to start, here are some suggestions based on his interests.

The Bookworm

If the recipient is an avid reader, there are plenty of gift options to feed his curiosity. 100 Screen Free Ways to Beat Boredom will keep him entertained for a while, all without having to switch on a computer or tablet. He’ll be having so much fun, he might not realize how much he’s learning, with activities such as growing an herb garden, turning a simple slice of toast into a work of art, or making and playing cookie checkers.

You can find more book-related ideas and the best gifts for 10 year old boys on Wicked Uncle. Their suggestions help even the most clueless of gift-buyers choose the right gift.

boy with book

The Smart dresser

If the 10-year-old boy in your life loves nothing more than wearing eye-catching clothes and being the best dressed among his friends, you can use this to get him the perfect gift.

The Mashers six odd socks set gives him the choice to mix and match to wear a different combination of socks every day. Alternatively, glow-in-the-dark t-shirts in either blue or black let him stand out. Best of all, these are interactive, so he can draw his own unique light-up design.

The Outdoorsy Type

If he prefers spending time outdoors, there are plenty more options for gifts he’s sure to love. A metal detector can give him the chance to spend time outside, and potentially find hidden treasure. You could try hiding a few coins in his garden to help him get started.

Another option is the Slimeball Dodgetag, which means he can play against a friend and try not to get slimed while getting exercise and fresh air at the same time.

boys fishing outdoors

The Creative Type

If he has a creative streak, you can find the perfect gift to encourage his creativity. Fun With Harmonica is a CD that comes with a harmonica and teaches how to play. So he can create tunes and develop a passion for music. It doesn’t make as much noise as instruments such as drums or a trumpet, and if you or his parents enjoy blues music, you might prefer to hear harmonica music.

Or you can combine his creative streak with an interest in geography by buying him the world flags tablecloth. As he colors in the flags, he’ll be fueling his creativity and learning about the flags which represent different countries. Because the tablecloth can be washed, he can start again, remembering more each time. So, he’ll be able to impress his geography teacher and school friends with his knowledge of flags from around the world. It could even inspire an interest in traveling.

Shopping for the perfect gift for a ten-year-old boy doesn’t have to be a disaster. With a little research on the latest gifts and a hint or two about his recent interests, you can get a gift he’ll love.

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