Gifts for Tween Boys (9 to 12)

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

Maybe you're a parent, a grandparent, or a guardian thinking of what to get to get their child or grandchild for their birthday or the holidays. Perhaps you're an aunt or uncle trying to get something special for their nephew. I've noticed that as kids grow older, it gets harder to think of what to gift them for Christmas or their birthday. When they are younger, it can be pretty simple since everything is exciting and new to them. In order to help you come up with the perfect gift, I have created a list of all the things a tween boy would love, gifts that are educational, fun, practical, great for children with siblings, and more!

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Magneto Kids Complete Skateboard

The perfect first skateboard was designed by real skateboarders. Made with kids in mind, this board is sized to meet the needs of children. They found that children learned to skateboard faster using boards that are designed specifically for kids, such as this one. It is durable and stylish!

STEM Toys 6-in-1 Solar Robot

An educational STEM toy that teaches children about renewable energy and helps them build a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and robotics. With this kit, children will be able to create six different working models such as a Space Station, Explorer, Mars Rover, and more.

VTech KidiZoom Smartwatch DX2

The smartest watch for kids. It has a 4" color touch screen and a built-in rechargeable battery. Dual camera for taking awesome pictures and selfies. Additionally, your child will be able to apply cool effects, stamps, and frames to the pictures. It has a splashproof design with a motion sensor, pedometer, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, voice recorder, and more!

Gaming Gift Cards

Nowadays, it seems most tweens are into Minecraft and Roblox. Chances are they play Minecraft and/or Roblox, so why not gift them some Roebucks or Minetokens? A gift card makes an excellent gift for kids who have everything or that have too many toys. Gift cards are also easy to send through the mail and make for a great stocking stuffer.

Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit

A wonderful STEM kit for kids who are really into robots and "how things work". Kids can assemble over 100 different electronic circuit projects with just 30+ electronic parts. They will be able to construct working models of flashing lights, a siren, a photosensor, and much more. It provides a clear and easy-to-understand illustrated instruction manual.

LET'S GO! Binocular for Kids, Compact High-Resolution Shockproof Binoculars

A fully functional compact binocular perfect for the adventurer! It would be awesome to bring the binoculars during a hike, a camping trip, or just exploring their own backyard. The Let's Go! binoculars are well made, they have a multi-green coated lens that protects your eyes, and has 8x magnification.

NARMAY Play Tent Camouflage Dome Tent for Kids Indoor / Outdoor Fun

Big kids play tent! What kid wouldn't want their very own tent? It is waterproof and protects from UV light. Contains a breathable mesh top with a roof cover. Overall, it is a strong and durable tent.

Walkie Talkies for Kids

A popular boy's toy ages of 4 to 12. I gifted a set of walkie-talkies to my children and they enjoyed playing with them so much. My 4-year-old was able to play with his 9-year-old brother using the walkies. They were stoked!

LEGO Minecraft The Crafting Box

Bring Minecraft players’ creative adventures to life with The Crafting Box 3.0. It includes 564 bricks and pieces, in addition to the popular characters from Minecraft (Steve, Alex, Creeper, pig, and zombie). It even has its own TNT launcher! It is the perfect present for Minecraft players aged 8 and older.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run

Gravity Maze is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy. It helps develop your child's critical skills through fun. A perfect game for kids who want to be engineers.

Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is hands down one of the best, if not the best, gaming console for kids. Packed with games geared towards kids of all ages, but fun enough for the whole family, it can be all you need for awesome family game nights! Most Nintendo games are challenging but intuitive enough for kids to play on their own with little to no help, However, it's still simple enough for younger kids to learn to use and join the fun. One of my favorite features is the multiplayer option for many of its games, which can be enjoyed with all players sharing a screen or playing online to connect with other players. We have a lot of fun playing games together as a family of four, including our 4-year-old. The Nintendo Switch console is also extremely durable and well made. Kids (and adults) will be able to play using the TV screen or play with it as a handheld portable console (comes in handy when there is only one TV in the house).

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