The Best Gifts for Boys Age 10

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10-year-old boys can sometimes be tricky to buy for. They will already have their own personalities and may no longer consider themselves children. A few years ago cartoons and toys would have been appropriate, but these gifts are now far too young. Gifts for a 10-year-old boy need to be interesting, exciting and not too childish.

Sporting Gifts

  • Manyt 10-year-old boys will be soccer, baseball and generally sports mad. Buy him a new soccer ball or baseball bat that he can take to school and use with his friends. If you buy a baseball bat, buy him a ball and a head protector also; then he can make it into a proper game with his friends. Alternatively, a 10-year-old-boy may not have been to a professional game of soccer or baseball before. Buy a pair of tickets for him and you and make a family day out.

The Latest Game

  • If the 10-year-old boy has a games console, buy him the latest game and he will absolutely love it. This is a common gift, though, and you may be better checking with the boy's parents to see whether or not he has the game. You will also need to make sure you get the right games console (such as a Nintendo Wii or an Xbox 360) as there are so many and they are always changing.

Trampoline

  • Kids at any age need to keep fit, healthy and active. You can help by buying the 10-year-old boy a big trampoline. These are available at lots of department stores or online. They start from around $150 and come with protective cages. You could even throw the boy a party and unveil his new trampoline; then all his friends will get to use it too.

Nerf Gun

  • Most boys around 10 still enjoy playing with their friends, which usually includes play fighting. Boys will like to run around chasing each other, and a Nerf gun will be the perfect addition. It comes in many colors, sizes and shapes and with different firing mechanisms and can be used safely without parental observation. The guns work by shooting out bullets in the shape of darts which stick to Velcro vests that the players have to wear (the vests are included). Nerf guns are inexpensive, safe and very fun toys that the whole family can enjoy together.

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