11-year-old boys are not children anymore, nor are they real teenagers yet. They are stuck somewhere in between childlike innocence and teenage hormones, between toys and gadgets. The boy is growing up so fast and his interests seem to be changing by the day, which makes finding the best present for an 11-year-old boy in the UK challenging to say the least.
At 11, it’s super important to find an age-appropriate gift. 11-year-olds still play with toys but buying him a toy that 9-year-old kids play with would make him feel totally embarrassed and babyed. You have to opt for a cool toy, game, or gadget. And we’re here to help!
The coolest gift for an 11-year-old boy
In terms of experience gifts for 11-year-old boys, they value no experience more than playing computer or console games. If the 11-year-old boy in your life doesn’t have a video game console yet, you would be his absolute hero if you would buy him one, as for 11-year-old boys nothing is cooler than a video game console.
Sweet gift for an 11-year-old boy
Everyone likes chocolate. Can you think of a better gift for an 11-year-old boy with a sweet tooth than a box of chocolates themed with football gear?
Fitness gift for an 11-year-old boy
This gift will help him get outside and practise his skills even when there is nobody to practise with. This trainor is not only great practice for football, but for rugby and volleyball as well.
A useful electronic gift for 11-year-old boys
11-year-old boys tend to be into gaming and music. Plus, they are starting to value privacy and retreat into their own worlds. As such, quality gaming headphones would be a dream come true and make a priceless gift for an 11-year-old boy.
Building gift for an 11 year old boy
Help him dream big. Instead of choosing Legos from favourite films that he probably already has, give him something from the Lego Architecture collection. These are more advanced than the Legos he did as a little kid. Plus, this foreign city takes him outside of the UK and Europe.
6. Sports Watch
A practical gift for an 11-year-old boy that is into sports
When my brother was 11 years old he was obsessed with sports. He watched every game, exercised vigorously, and for a while there he practised almost every sport imaginable. His dream was to become an athlete, get 6-pack abs, and get every girl in school to fall in love with him. He had to monitor his progress manually, but he would have loved to have a device that would track it for him.
7. Lego Technic
A gift for an 11-year-old boy that never goes out of style
What should you buy an 11-year-old boy? Well, Lego blocks are the kind of gift that never goes out of style. And while regular Legos are more suitable for younger boys, Lego Technic would make a great present for an 11-year-old boy in the UK. Lego Technic is designed to help improve the kid’s problem-solving skills and spark his creativity. Moreover, after building the blocks, your 11-year-old will be able to play with the advanced toy for ages.
A wicked gift for the active 11-year-old
An outdoor trampoline would make an amazing gift for an 11-year-old boy. Not only would it provide a fun workout option and encourage him to move his body on a daily basis, but it would also provide tons of fun and entertainment, both for him and his friends when they come to visit.
9. Coding Robot
The best tech gift for an 11-year-old boy
If you are looking for a cool toy for 11-year-old boys that is both educational and incredibly entertaining, you should buy your beloved 11-year-old an engaging STEM toy. And what better STEM toys than a coding robot! Coding robots are designed to boost creativity, impart invaluable coding knowledge, and provide loads of fun. A STEM toy that can teach your 11-year-old the basics of coding would make a great gift for the 11-year-old future tech CEO.
10. Gravity Maze
A fun game for 11-year-olds
Gravity Maze is a fun game that is currently very popular among 11-year-olds. All the cool kids have one and for a good reason! Gravity Maze is a logic game, marble run, and STEM toy all rolled into one. It is designed to develop critical thinking, improve problem-solving abilities, and teach kids how to cope with challenges. This fun game would make a nice gift for an 11-year-old boy for Christmas or birthday.
11. Star Wars Merch
A cool gift for an 11-year-old geek
What gifts do 11-year-olds like for their birthday? Well, if we are talking about a true geek who is into Star Wars, then virtually any Star Wars-themed item will do the trick. You can opt for a baby Yoda desk lamp, a Star Wars T-shirt, or a mug.
Alternatively, if your favourite geeky 11-year-old is into Marvel comics or movies, you can opt for officially licensed Marvel merchandise or if he is a huge Harry Potter fan, you should go with officially licensed Harry Potter merch.
Best books for 11-year-old boys
Speaking of geeks – a boy who is enthusiastically into Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s mysterious world of wizards would love to have a complete Harry Potter book collection, which he would surely enjoy regardless of whether he is just starting with Harry Potter books or if he has read them all 15 times already. At 11 years old, all kids are crazy about HP and his wizard friends, therefore make sure your 11-year-old joins in on the fun.
Opt for this best-selling complete HP book collection or alternatively, select J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book collection.
A hilarious card game for 11-year-olds
When it comes to popular card games for 11-year-olds, none of them stands out quite as much as Kids Against Maturity. It is a family game with age-appropriate humour that can be enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. It is a family game that will redefine your game nights, make you laugh, and enable you to bond with your oftentimes distracted pre-teen. The game is simple and absolutely hilarious.
14. DIY Slime Kit
An entertaining toy for 11-year-old boys
Slime is not a new toy. Moreover, it seems random and kind of gross. Still, kids nowadays are more obsessed with slime more than ever (go figure)! Kids find DIY slime kits fun, and honestly, they do offer some actual benefits. They are great for stress relief, improving hand-eye coordination, and sparking creativity and imagination. And even we adults must admit that they are kind of irresistible. A DIY slime kit will allow your 11-year-old to create his own slime in different colours and to use it whenever he feels the need to occupy his hands.
A cool gift for an 11-year-old boy who likes to move it
My nephew just turned 11 and we bought him a waveboard. It was what he wanted and it turned out to be one of our best gifts ever. Why? Well, because I can’t remember the last time I saw him without it. It seems like he’s riding the thing from the moment he wakes up till the moment he goes to bed. He has lots of fun and his parents are happy as well, as he has become way more active and skilful. Plus, as it is suitable for both kids and adults, he will be able to use it for a very long time.
16. Funny T-shirt
A funny yet practical gift for an 11-year-old boy
11-year-old girls are already into fashion. 11-year-old boys? Not so much. Nevertheless, the kid needs new clothes, as he seems to grow out of them at an alarming pace. So, if you do decide to buy him a piece of clothing (preferably a T-shirt), make sure to opt for a funny one – one that he and his silly pre-hormonal friends will find either incredibly cool or totally hilarious.
17. Basketball Hoop
A great gift for the 11-year-old athlete
If your 11-year-old actually likes to exercise, you’re lucky! Nowadays, most kids in the UK only want to play video games and perhaps watch Netflix. As such, if he likes to play basketball, do your best to encourage him and motivate him to move his body every day. He will surely get motivated (and psyched) if you buy him an adjustable basketball hoop. Not only will shooting hoops keep him healthy, but it will also improve his hand-eye coordination and help him cast his worries away.
A cool toy for boys age 11
In the unlikely case you are still wondering what to get an 11-year-old boy for his birthday, Christmas, or any other occasion, simply opt for the safest bet – a cool remote control racing car. Only a few toys for 11-year old boys are as thrilling as an age-appropriate racing car toy.
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