The Hottest Toys for Tween Boys 2017!
I created this list of the hottest toys for tween boys that is sure to make their birthday an EPIC one this year! Parents and relatives aren’t always hip to the coolest toys for tween boys, this is one of those “preteen” ages that can be a bit hard to figure out. I’ve enlisted the help of the coolest tween boys I know and we’ve put together an EPIC GIFT LIST PACKED WITH AWESOME IDEAS!
No one wants to disappoint and we are here to make sure that doesn’t happen with this top list of tween boy toys!
Top Gift Ideas for Tween Boys!
We don’t mess around when it comes to the hottest toys tween boys want.. we get right into the meat and potatoes of the gift list by starting out with some seriously awesome ideas to help inspire you. You’ll find more EPIC toys below, each designed for boys ages 9-12 years old!
Every Tween Boy Would Love This Gift Idea!
This is a really cool book for tween boys, a book they will actually pick up and read! If this book is a gift, consider buying all the supplies for one of the projects too, because you’re going to have to do that anyway if you’re the parent of the book owner. lol
What I love about this book is it teaches a lot of mechanics and physics without my son even realizing it. My husband is kind of handy so we have a lot of the little things needed for these projects in the garage.
It’s mischievous fun with an education. The author gives great illustrations and directions that are easy to follow.
Miniature Skateboards Make Awesome Gifts for Tween Boys
My ten year old son loves these Tech Decks. They are little tiny skateboards that come with tiny tools and parts.
My son likes to do different skateboard tricks with his fingers. It feels like a real skateboard because it has the grip side so his fingers can actually hold it like his feet would a real board.
Tech Decks come with little wheels and tools so that kids can change out the parts. That’s probably one of the coolest things about them, who doesn’t want to be a little skateboard repair person?
This is a Flippin’ Awesome Tween Gift Idea
Do you have a bottle flipper at home? It’s okay, a lot of us do, I’m not judging you 😉 I bought our son this bottle flipping game because I figured if he was gonna do it, I would make it more interesting.
- This game has a game board with a target area in the middle for where to land the bottle.
- There are game cards that have different tricks to compete in against your friends.
It’s definitely going to make bottle flipping a lot more exciting in your household, so much so that parents are actually trying it not too *clears throat*
These Mini NFL Helmets are TOTALLY EPIC!
The Mini NFL football helmets are an awesome toy for Tween boys because they can not only play with them, they can also use them to track the teams through the season too!
My tween boy absolutely loves his mini NFL helmets and he’s always lining them up and doing something with them. He absolutely loves the fact that he can display the league’s divisional and playoff races all the way to the Super Bowl!
There’s also Mini MLB baseball helmets too. These are ridiculously cool for any tween boy who is a fan of sports.
Cool Sports Toys for Tween Boys
My tween boys is a sports fan so we like to buy him sports toys like these because he can play them in his room when he gets bored with friends. Each one is just a small version of a popular sport that he can play indoors when its too hot go outside and play the real thing (we live in Arizona, it gets that hot). Baseball, basketball, football – these are inexpensive sports toys that will get played with a lot!
Ozobot is the Most Amazing Electronic Toy for Tween Boys!
Everything about this little programmable robot is wicket awesome. Ozobot is a programmable robot that can play games and go through different challenges that your tween boy sets up.
Ozobot measures just over an inch and is easily programmed so that it will go and do what you program it too. Piece by piece your tween will build games and challenges for Ozobot.
You can make it move forward, backward, turn, spin and light up as he touches different segments of the pre-programmed course that you design and build. This toy is totally epic for tween boys!
Coding Games for Tween Boys
Learning to program and code is a valuable skill that tween boys can use now and in the future. The cool part is they don’t even realize the value in what they’re learning, they’re just having fun!
The MOST AMAZING Ride-on Toy for Tween Boys!
The EZY Roller is the best outdoor ride on toy for tween boys that ever was.. totally kid-powered this thing will swerve, twist, glide, race and roll down the concrete or pavement like nothing you have ever experienced. No other ride on toy compares!
Steer with your feet and hold on to the side rails to maneuver your body in the direction you want to go.
No more need to just drive forward in a straight line (that’s so yesterday), with the Ezy Roller you’ll make your own twisting and turning path from point A to point B. Swivel, turn and propel yourself down any outside smooth surface!
TOTALLY EPIC Ride-on Toys for Tween Boys
Looking for that off-the-chain ride-on toy that impresses even the pickest tween boy?
A Hanging Solar System is an Awesome Gift Idea for Tweens
Hanging planets are such a cool gift idea for tween boys because they combine science with their natural intrigue for creation. We bought one of these hanging solar systems for my son and he really enjoyed building it and putting it up in his room.
Everyone that comes over and sees them always is fascinated by them. He knows all the planet names and lots of different facts about them because he’s taken such an interest in astronomy.
If you’re going to buy a hanging planets set, the ones that glow in the dark are really sweet at night time.
The Tween Boy Room Defending Security System is a MUST!
Protect your room from unwanted intruders like parents and siblings! Only the VIP are getting past the Room Defender because you need to have the key card, pin code or secret knock to get in!
Even as a parent, I think I should have gotten myself one of these to keep the kids out. If anyone tries to get past the high tech security it will sound the alarm and their cover will be blown!
It’s the only programmable room security system for Tween boys with sirens, lights and sound effects!
Binoculars are a Unique Gift Idea Tween Boys LOVE!
Having a pair of binoculars is the best gift for the explorer and adventurer seeker in your tween.
My tween boy uses his all the time when he goes hiking, camping, fishing and to sporting events. Even with nowhere to go these binoculars are fun around the neighborhood for some super sleuthing around.
These are REAL binoculars and although they’re not a toy, for the price, they’re a high quality pair that they love. Kids binoculars are just too weak and not made for really adventurous boys like these are.
You’ll Wonder How You Ever Listened to Music Without Them!
These DANCING water fountain speakers are sure to draw a crowd from everyone in the room!
They’re wireless dancing water fountain speakers that work via bluetooth.
You can play music from your computer, smart phone or other music devices. It’s easy to move these speakers anywhere in the house or outside to play music.
Even adults are entertained by the dancing colors in the fountains that move to the rhythm of whatever music is being played through them.
Walkie Talkies are TIMELESS TOYS for Tween Boys
Every tween boy loves having a set of REAL WALKIE TALKIES! These are real ones with a further range than kids walkie talkies for just a wee bit more in price. These walkie talkies can go the distance so they can really have some adventures around the house, the backyard or the neighborhood.
The Nerf N-Strike Target Set – IT LIGHTS UP!
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target Set is the best indoor toy for a tween boys room. You can use it outdoors but its easier to see the guns light beam indoors.
The target can stand alone or be hung up on the door for some target practice.
What’s cool about this particular NERF set, besides the LOW PRICE is that it has a target light beam on the front of the gun so you can take perfect aim.
It comes with 10 darts in 2 colors so that two people can challenge each other.
Every Tween Boy Needs to Learn to Solder!
This Learn to Solder Kit is the perfect gift for boys because they enjoy doing it and its a skill they can use now and in the future.
Once they know how to solder, they can build and repair electronics of all sorts. I know that my tween is a little electronics savvy so learning how to solder was exciting for him.
It’s very easy to learn with this kit, even an adult can do it 😉
This was one of the most inexpensive gifts that packed a lot of entertainment and educational value.
Emoji Uno is a Cool Game for Tween Boys
Playing UNO just got more fun and trendy with these cool Emoji cards.
UNO is one of those games that everyone in the family can play because it’s such a simple concept. This UNO game is played the same way you play regular UNO except the Emoji’s make it more cool for tween boys.
It’s about time they made an UNO for tween boys, we’ve got a few other version for younger kids but this one appeals to the older kids in the house.
Cool Games for Tween Boys
Looking for cool games that tween boys like? Here are some of my sons top picks this year for boys his age. These are the games that they are asking about and talking about school. Anyone of these games is perfect to buy a tween boy because the entertainment is geared towards their age (I certainly don’t want a pie in the face).
Design and Build Models of Electronic Circuit Boards!
Snap Circuits is hands down one of the MOST EPIC SCIENCE TOYS of all time!
It provides hands-on learning as tween boys design and build models of working electrical circuits.
Learn how electricity flows and how everyday objects are powered. There are over 300 projects to build with this set. Hands on science kits like this are exciting for all of us because even as an adult, I always learn something with toys like these.
Learning about electronics makes science a little more appealing to boys because it’s an area of interest for most. Snap Circuits is the winner of the Dr. Toy Award and comes highly rated by parents and kids.
2 Funny & Entertaining Games to Play with Tween Boys!
Not toys, but still very cool gifts for tween boys because they’re hilarious games to play together. Both are picture caption games that will make you laugh and keep you all entertained. Both are very easy to play and great for the whole family or to play with friends.
Rock Tumblers are Awesome Toys for Tween Boys
Rock Tumbling is a very exciting activity that takes dirt and rock and makes really awesome gemstones out of it. We bought our tween boy a rock tumbler because he’s always been fascinated with rocks and digging in the dirt (like a lot of boys).
This here is a high quality machine built with kids in mind. It’s entertaining to polish rocks in these machines, that’s why they make unique gift ideas, they don’t even know what they’re missing by not having one!
Tumbling rocks with friends is something our tween boy enjoys doing, he’s always bringing us some gem that he’s polished up. Rocks are everywhere and boys are going to play in the dirt – it’s almost a no-brainer.
Learn How to Draw Pokemon!
We bought this How to Draw Pokemon book for our 10 year old son for his birthday and he didn’t take his nose out of it for the longest time. He drew all 18 of the different pictures inside and colored them accordingly.
There are 30-pages of illustrations as well as facts about different Pokemon.
This book is really cheap, it’s one of the most inexpensive awesome gifts you can buy a tween boy. This book goes great with the Pokemon Essentials Handbook because it has all the colors and characters.
Nurture Drawing Talent in Tween Boys
My tween boy absolutely loves to draw and its one of those skills that you can nurture with gifts like these. We have the Crayola Sketch Project and that tracing pad and my tween son loves “how to draw books” because they’re easy to follow and improve his talent by leaps and bounds!
Really Cool Toy for Tween Boys RIGHT NOW!
You’re not going to believe it unless you have a tween boy in the house who has one… but the Rubiks Cube has made a remarkable comeback!
This cube-sized puzzle has become a phenomenon again with kids practicing their moves at school and even at church (yes, I saw that). My ten year old has mastered this thing.
In addition to the 3×3 cube pictured here, other size cubes are also becoming popular!
What I like about the Rubik’s cube as a birthday or Christmas gift is that it’s CHEAP! I mean kids today really have some expensive toys they like and this is NOT one of them!
Pirate Diaries are Cool Gifts for Tween Boys!
These 5-inch pirate journals make a really cool gifts for a tween boy. He can keep her notes, ideas and all sorts of things inside. What’s cool about the pirate journal is they have a retro look to them that tween boys love. These are all 5.5 x 4-inches, they will fit snugly in their backpack or Christmas stocking if you prefer.
Fidget Cubes are Cool Gifts for Tween Boys
Fidget cubes are really popular toys for tween and teen boys because they have something to fidget with on every side.
Buttons, clickers, spinners and all sorts of things to keep their hands busy.
These are really cool for a hyperactive kid and super cheap, they don’t usually cost more than a few bucks.
These are unusually addicting to play with and great for car rides or when you’re sitting in a restaurant waiting for your food forever.. life saver!
Spinners are Cool Gift Ideas for Tween Boys!
I bought one of these fidget spinners for my tween boy and he seriously takes it everywhere with him. His teachers allow him to have it at school because it’s not disruptive and actually keeps him sitting still longer periods of time.
The cool thing about these fidget spinners is that kids can play with them just about anywhere. They are small and fit in their pocket when they’re not playing with them.
They’re known to help improve focus and diffuse anxiety and stress.
Grossery Gang Toys are REVOLTING (So Boys LOVE THEM)!
The Grossery Gang is like a disgusting version of those Shopkins characters that are so popular. They are made by the same exact people (Moose Toys) and they have gross names like Barf Biscuit, Shampoop and Snot N Pepper. Yea.. they’re sick and tween boys love them!
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