I remembered that when I turned to age ten it was one of my favorite birthday. For the first time, I was in “double digits.” Ten was awesome. I had more freedom. I could go outside all day on Saturday with instructions to just “be home before dark.” One of my friends named Freddy would hike in the woods behind my home. One day we found some saplings growing in a circle. We pulled the tops together and tied them, making kind of a dome structure. Then we threw brush on the top of the dome to hide it, and made kind of a tunnel to get inside.
Today’s ten-year-olds have the same freedom and creativity, but it can be expressed in lots of different ways. From nature like my experience, all the way to technology or the arts. So, the list of gifts below are designed to entertain, but also to help boys of this age to learn and grow.
Our favorites on the list below are the OWI 631 Air Power Racer and the Acer Chromebook Spin Convertible Laptop (because it is very durable for a rough and tumble ten-year-old boy), but most ten-year-old guys would pretty much like all of the options below.
A couple of other hot toys this year are the Air Hogs Laser-Guided Wall Climbing Race Car and the Anki Cozmo Educational Robot. If your ten year old is athletic, consider the Razor Spark Kick Scooter or the “Ethos” from Guardian Kids. Coming with with 16, 20, or 24 in wheels and multiple colors, you can customize the perfect bike for an unforgettable Christmas.
If your ten year old is a “brainiac” the K’NEX Swing Ride Building Set is sure to please as he can build and play while learning life-long principles of science, math, and technology. Another great “learn while playing” toy is the Sphero Mini App-Enabled Programmable Robot Ball. This toy is educational as your kid earns programming while playing with a really cool robotic ball that obeys commands.
The rest of our awesome recommendations are below. Some may become scarce as we approach Christmas, so we’ve made it easy to click and order when you find the gift that fits the bill!