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24 Cool Gifts for 10-Year-Old Boys in the UK

When a child turns 10, he’s entering a new stage in his life – the “older kid”. Not a teen, not a small child either. Which makes finding that perfect birthday or Christmas gift even more of a challenge. What’s the best gift to get a 10-year-old boy? It’s one that’s not only practical and age-appropriate, but fun. You want to get something that shows you know what he’s interested in, something that encourages the boy in his creativity and individuality. Check out the list below to discover my favorite presents for 10-year-old boys in the UK that he’s sure to love!

1. Bluetooth Speaker

Cool gadget for 10 year old boy

Bluetooth Speaker – Cool gadget for 10 year old boy

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Does your 10-year-old have a song in his heart? Encourage his love of music with a portable bluetooth speaker that allows him to play his favorite songs wherever he goes. He’ll love sharing his music with friends and listening in at home. Be sure to get one that’s easy to use!

What other electronic gifts do 10-year old boys want? For a quieter option, how about a pair of wireless bluetooth earbuds, or keep him connected to you with a smartwatch for kids.

2. Book of Interesting Facts

Cool gift for 10 year old boys

Book of Interesting Facts – Cool gift for 10 year old boys

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My son never liked reading. However, he always enjoyed spending quiet time perusing interesting books of strange facts. This gift is a great way to entice kids away from a screen and encourage other interests.

3. Lego Set

Fun toy and gift for boys age 10

Lego Set Fun toy and gift for boys age 10

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Lego sets are an excellent gift for people of all ages, but a 10-year-old boy will love the wide variety of sets covering lots of different franchises and interests. Get him a set that will provide a good challenge and he’ll spend hours enjoying the process of constructing it.

While every kid is different and has varying interests, my favorite Lego sets for a 10-year-old boy are this Star Wars X-wing fighter set and this mobile construction crane set.

4. Interactive T-shirt

Fun gift for a 10-year-old boy

Interactive T shirt – Fun gift for a 10 year old boy

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He will be the envy of his friends with this cool glowing t-shirt. He can draw on it to create cool designs. The designs can be erased to allow his creativity to blossom again and again.

5. Instant Digital Camera

Best unique gift idea for 10 year old boys

Instant Digital Camera – Best unique gift idea for 10 year old boys

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Allow your 10-year-old to capture his favorite memories with this digital camera that instantly prints out snapshots. He’ll be able to take it wherever he goes, and he’ll love sharing his newfound photography skills with family and friends!

Looking for other great gifts for an aspiring photographer? Try a waterproof digital action camera for kids, or an instant film camera if you’d prefer that over digital.

6. Shooting Targets

Gift 10-year-old boys will love

Shooting Targets – Gift 10 year old boys will love

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Make video games into reality with these nerf targets. The great part is that nerf products can be used indoors as well as out because they are made from foam. You won’t have to worry about them creating any lasting damage.

 

7. Designer Trainers

Fashionable designer gift ideas for 10 year old boys the UK

Designer Trainers Fashionable designer gift ideas for 10 year old boys the UK

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Every kid loves expressing themselves through their outfits, especially when going back to school. Give your 10-year-old a boost of confidence with a pair of eye-catching trainers that will make a statement at school, and he’ll thank you for months to come!

Trainers are a great start towards a cool signature style. Complete the look with a fashionable jacket or school backpack.

8. Metal Detector for Kids

Unique Christmas gift idea for 10 year old boy

Metal Detector for Kids Unique Christmas gift idea for 10 year old boy

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10-year-olds love to explore the world around them and discover cool new things, so why not help him out with a metal detector? He’ll love walking around the garden or beach looking for treasure. Just make sure to get one that’s kid-friendly, both in size and ease of use.

If you’re looking for other gift ideas that will get your 10-year-old out and exploring the world around him, consider a kid-friendly walkie talkie set or a pair of binoculars.

9. Graphic Novel

Best gift for 10-year-old boy from parents

Graphic Novel – Best gift for 10 year old boy from parents

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Graphic novels come in a huge variety of genres and kinds of stories, so whatever he’s into, you’re sure to find one that your 10-year-old will love. Graphic novels are also a perfect gift idea if you’d like to get him to read more, since they work as a gateway into more dense books.

You can’t go wrong with just about any age-appropriate graphic novel, but my favorites for 10-year-old boys are The Adventures of TinTin series and Avatar: The Last Airbender, based on the television show.

10. Boy’s Digital Wristwatch

Functional gift for 10 year old boys

Boys Digital Wristwatch – Functional gift for 10 year old boys

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A digital watch is a great gift idea for 10-year-old boys because it is both stylish and practical. If he’s often running late to school, this is a great way to keep him aware of time and make sure he’s on schedule. For the best gift, be sure to get a watch that not only looks good, but is easy to use and durable.

If you prefer analog wristwatches, make sure you go for one that can hold up to lots of wear and tear. Or, if you want a smarter experience, consider a fitness tracker to help him stay moving.

11. Kids Novelty Lamp

Fun but practical gift idea for 10-year-olds

Kids Novelty Lamp – Fun but practical gift idea for 10 year olds

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On the surface, a novelty lamp may seem like an unusual gift idea for a 10-year-old. But having a fun and vibrant lamp can really add a lot of style to your 10-year-old’s room. Choose a lamp that’s bright with a variety of colors, that goes with the overall fun vibe of your 10-year-old’s room.

While there are so many different styles of lighting to choose from for a kid’s room, my favorites are this playstation icon lamp, or this amazing rocket lamp that doubles as a torch!.

12. Gaming Headset for Kids

Birthday present ideas for 10 year old boy

Gaming Headset for Kids – Birthday present ideas for 10 year old boy

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Does your 10-year-old spend hours playing games online with friends? Or is he interested in getting more into video games? A kid-sized headset with great sound quality and a microphone is an excellent gift idea for any gamer.

Looking for other kid-friendly gamer gifts? Why not a gaming chair to upgrade his gaming setup, or a new RGB keyboard and mouse set if he uses a PC?

13. Kids Electric Scooter

Outdoor gift for boys in the UK

Kids Electric Scooter – Outdoor gift for boys in the UK

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If you want to get your kid outside, try getting him a scooter like this one. Electric scooters in particular are a great idea for neighborhoods where bicycles might not be the safest option. They’re a fun way to get your 10-year old to spend more time exploring outside and make an excellent birthday gift.

Electric scooters might not be the fastest vehicles out there, but it’s still important to be safe! Complete his gift with a kid’s helmet or knee pad set.

14. Nintendo Switch Gaming Console

Best family Christmas gift for 10 year old boys

Nintendo Switch Gaming Console – Best family Christmas gift for 10 year old boys

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If you’re shopping for gaming consoles, the Nintendo Switch is an excellent option, especially if the console is intended for the whole family to use. The Switch is a versatile system that can be played on the big screen, but can also be taken on the road. He’ll get hours of entertainment out of this gaming system, and it’s a gift the whole family can appreciate.

If he’s already a hardcore gamer with his own setup, why not introduce him to the classics with a retro gaming system?

15. Family Card Game

Games for 10-year-old boys that are fun for the whole family

Family Card Game – Games for 10 year old boys that are fun for the whole family

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If you’re looking for a gift to give your 10-year-old boy that includes the whole family, consider a fast-paced card game that will provide hours of entertainment for him and all your loved ones. Choose a game that’s challenging, but able to be played by all ages, and one that will encourage lots of laughs!

Looking for other family-oriented gift ideas? You can’t go wrong with a board game or outdoor game!

16. AI Robot Toy

Cool STEM toys for 10 year old boys

AI Robot Toy – Cool STEM toys for 10 year old boys

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Who doesn’t love robots? Robot toys always make a great gift, but rather than a basic remote control robot, give him one that he can code himself! Not only will this small robot make a fun desktop companion, but it will encourage STEM skills by allowing him to explore coding, making it an excellent gift for 10-year-olds!

The trick is to get a robot meant for 10-year-olds, since some can be much too challenging for that age group. My favorites are the codeable Boxer that has his own personality, and Artie Max, the programmable drawing robot.

17. Pop Culture Action Figure

Exciting gift to help 10-year-olds begin collecting

Pop Culture Action Figure – Exciting gift to help 10 year olds begin collecting

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Action figures can serve a variety of purposes, from play to collectables. While your 10-year-old is still at the age where he might want to play with his action figures, he may also enjoy a high-quality replica figure from his favorite movie or game. He’s sure to light up when he unwraps his favorite character!

If he’s beginning to collect items from his favorite shows and movies, he’ll likely enjoy other collectible memorabilia, but start him off with figures that he can handle and won’t break, like Pop! Vinyl figurines or movie prop replicas to display in his room.

18. E-Reader for Kids

Electronic gifts for 10 year olds

E Reader for Kids – Electronic gifts for 10 year olds

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If you’re looking for ways to help your 10-year-old get more into reading, you should definitely consider an e-reader. With an e-reader made exclusively for kids, he can carry a library’s worth of books in a small and lightweight package, and you can rest assured that he’ll only have access to kid-friendly content.

Not ready to commit to an electronic reading device? You can still encourage reading with fun accessories like a personalised bookmark or a kid-friendly reading clip light

19. Custom Bank for Kids

Personalised, functional gift for 10-year-old boys

Custom Bank for Kids – Personalised functional gift for 10 year old boys

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At the age of ten, it starts to become important for kids to learn about the value of money and how to save. It’s a life skill that will carry them for the rest of their lives, so get your 10-year-old boy a bank that’s personalised with his name or initials, so that he’s more likely to use it daily and work so save his money.

Looking for other fun money saving ideas? What about an electronic bank or money counting jar?

20. 3-D Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids

Toys for 10 year old boy

3 D Jigsaw Puzzle for Kids Toys for 10 year old boy

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If your 10-year-old loves putting things together or enjoys challenging puzzle games, then he’ll love a 3-2 jigsaw puzzle. It’s a fun upgrade on the traditional jigsaw puzzle and he can attempt to complete it on his own, or recruit help from the whole family!

If your 10-year-old enjoys doing puzzles with the family, consider other fun novelty puzzles like this night sky wooden puzzle, or, for an extra challenge, try this multicolor 3-D sphere puzzle

21. Rock and Mineral Kit

Unique and educational STEM gift for 10-year-old boys

Rock and Mineral Kit – Unique and educational STEM gift for 10 year old boys

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Is your 10-year-old interested in the world around him? Is he always collecting rocks he found? Giving him an educational rock and mineral set is a great way to help him expand his mind and discover the world around him. A good set will contain a large variety of rocks, minerals and fossils, as well as a magnifying glass and information regarding each rock.

After exploring all the different rocks in his set, he’ll want a way to store and display them. And, if he’s interested in collecting his own rocks, you may want to consider a rock tumbling machine to smooth out and polish the rocks he finds.

22. Complete Drawing Art Set

Thoughtful gift for artistic 10-year-olds

Complete Drawing Art Set – Thoughtful gift for artistic 10 year olds

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If you’ve noticed an artistic talent blooming in your 10-year-old, he might be ready to upgrade from basic primary school art supplies. Get him a complete artist set, including a sketchpad and a variety of pencils and accessories, and he’ll be itching to try them out. Be sure to go through the kit with him and teach him how to use each piece.

Now that he’s old enough to handle more serious art projects, he might also enjoy a beginner watercolour paint set or an artist’s kit of coloured pencils in a large variety to experiment with!

23. Kids Graphic Sweatshirt

Best last-minute gift ideas for 10-year-old boys

Kids Graphic Sweatshirt Best last minute gift ideas for 10 year old boys

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A boy can never have enough shirts, especially when they have his favorite movie or video game character. Help him express himself and his interests with a comfortable and versatile sweatshirt that he will never want to take off! Here’s a tip: he’s still growing, so get him a sweatshirt in a slightly larger size that he can grow into!

If clothing sounds like an excellent gift idea to you, consider other more offbeat options like a set of pyjamas or a new knit sweater.

24. Car Model Building Kit

Creative gift for 10-year-old boys who love to build

Car Model Building Kit – Creative gift for 10 year old boys who love to build

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If your 10-year-old enjoys building things but is ready for a more challenging project past wooden building kits, give him a model set to work on. Models foster a keen attention to detail as well as patience, and he’ll enjoy the feeling of completing a project and displaying it for all to see!

My favorite model kits for boys aged 10 are 3-D wooden model kits, or metal ones like this Star Wars themed model.

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Samantha Cochran
Samantha Cochran

I’m a passionate writer who loves celebrating special moments with friends and family—and hunting for that perfect gift! I have always believed that the right gift can strengthen bonds with our loved ones, create cherished memories, and communicate the love and respect we have for others in a way that words can’t.

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