Eleven-year-old boys are at the odd age where they don’t want to be considered kids, but they are not quite teenagers yet. This makes picking a suitable gift for them a real challenge. Finding a balance between getting a gift that is cool and appropriate can sound daunting. This is where we swoop in to help. Here is a list of suggestions you might want to consider when out shopping for your tween.
Top Gift Ideas & Toys For 11 Year Old Boys
1. 40 Trick Magic Show Kit
This kit contains everything an aspiring magician needs to put on a show. It includes over 40 tricks and comes with props to help pull off an amazing show. Its instruction sheet is easy to follow with little assistance. The set includes fuzzy balls, cups, levitation tools and not forgetting a mystery deck of cards. A tween will enjoy learning and performing magic tricks and will be a pro in no time.
2. Snap Circuit Jr. Electronic Discovery Kit
Kids who love science are able to build over 100 different projects with this kit. It comes with over 30 color-coded pieces that light up and makes sounds when they power up. The circuits are easy to set up and come with a detailed manual on how to set them up. These instructions are from the simplest circuits and increase in difficulty once the boy has mastered the basics.
3. Faux Bow 3 Archery Set
The Faux Bow 3 Archery Set is perfect for your 11-year-old because it is not only lightweight but as well as safe for him and his friends. The arrows have foam tips, which won’t hurt anyone and can be shot for a maximum of 100 feet. It is durable and very easy to use, and will surely last for an extended period of time since it can withstand pulling. The set can easily be assembled and is safer compared to the traditional bow and arrow. He can use it alone practicing, but it can also be used when playing with friends.
4. Mini-Arcade Machine
11-year-old boys love playing video games, but it’s impossible to bring in their gaming console when outside. This Mini-Arcade Machine will let your 11-year-old boy play games anywhere he is. The Mini-Arcade Machine was 240 arcade games and is portable enough due to its size.
The Mini-Arcade Machine is equipped with two buttons and a control joystick. It will let you navigate through the games’ different levels. With its full-color screen and built-in speakers, your 11-year-old will surely enjoy playing with this.
5. Nerf Mega Thunder Bow
Keep your 11-year-old safe using bow and arrow with the Nerf Mega Thunder Bow. Your kid can safely play with the arrows because Nerf always makes sure that they make kid-friendly toys. He can start practicing hitting targets if he wants to. Or he can play with it together with his friends. The Nerf Mega Thunder Bow set is consists of five arrows.
6. Stomp Rocket
11-year-old boys have a lot of energy, and this Stomp Rocket will surely keep them outdoors all day. The set has a rocket design and can shoot up to a maximum of 4,000 feet up in the air. The game is incredible for space exploration and curious boys today. With its lightweight and durable design, the Stomp Rocket will surely be safe and will also for an extended period of time.
7. Rubiks Cube
This is a toy that never goes out of style. Suitable for an 11-year-old who loves puzzles and problem solving, this game will keep them occupied for hours. The twisting and turning till each side of the cube shows only one color needs enough concentration to keep them entertained. It’s light enough to be portable giving the tween a chance to pull it out and play wherever they go. It’s both fun and challenges the brain to work out the puzzle.
Boys at 11 will already be spending time outdoors most of the time, and this Skateboard will undoubtedly be perfect for your 11-year-old boy. The skateboard measures 22 inches in length and has a full deck to ensure that it is perfect for long rides.
One of the best things about this skateboard is that it is perfect for beginners and kids. So whether this is his first time using a skateboard, it will still be perfect for him. With its 3 inch thick wheels, you will be assured about his safety.
9. Electric Go-Kart
Let your 11-year-old boy enjoy the outdoors with this Electric Go-Kart. Boys love the thrill of the outdoors, and this Go-Kart will give him just that. It is well balanced and easy to use on pro-tracks and fun zones. The Go-Kart has the ability to reach 12 miles per hour, which is fast enough but will not be dangerous for your kid.
One of the best things about the Electric Go-Kart is that you can quickly recharge the battery. This means that you no longer need to fuel it up. The battery can last for up to a maximum of 40 minutes, which is more than enough for your kid to stay outdoors playing.
10. Nerf Mega Blaster
Nerf Guns are fun and one of the safest toys for 11-year-old boys. This means that this Nerf Mega Blaster is perfect for your boy. He can use it in different ways without worrying about anything negative since it’s very safe for everyone. The darts of this Mega Blaster are composed of foam tips and can reach 90 feet away when firing up.
The Nerf Mega Blaster is perfect for Nerf wars and for the outdoors. If your little boy loves to be in the outdoors, then this toy is ideal for him to enjoy the outdoors more with you or his friends.
11. Klutz Book of Paper Airplane Craft Kit
Let your 11-year-old boy improve their creativity by giving them this Klutz Book of Paper Airplane Craft book. The paper planes that your kid can do will surely go to the next level.
The kit includes 40 sheets of custom paper and ten different plane designs. The books have clear instructions, so you don’t have to worry about anything. He will surely be busy for days by making different airplane paper designs, thus improving his creativity.
12. Toysmith Giant Rocket Balloon Set
Balloons are always an exciting toy no matter what age the tween is, add a launcher to it and you definitely get their attention. This set includes 85 balloons that can expand up to 40’’ and are reusable. The balloons come in various exciting colors and provide a lot of entertainment for outdoor activities. The set has a deluxe two-way pump that helps in faster and easier inflation. Chasing after the balloons is a fun activity for kids who also don’t mind doing the cleanup in the end. Running around after balloons also help use up all the extra energy the tweens have and keeping them in good shape.
13. Wicked Pranks and Jokes- For the Prankster
Boys love doing pranks, and this Wicked Pranks and Jokes will surely be treasured by your kid. It is packed with over 100 outrageous pranks that he can play on friends and family. The pranks range from modern pranks to classic ones, which makes the set pretty diverse. The set also has a booklet where it has explanations on how the pranks can be done in a significant way.
14. PRANK-LOPEDIA: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-mean pranks on the Planet!
Another prank book for your prank loving 11-year-old boy is the Prank-Lopedia book. It has more than 70 different pranks that you feel find gross or funny. The book offers detailed instructions on how the pranks can be done. There are also props that will help the pranks to be more fun. You shouldn’t worry because all of the pranks are harmless for you and your kid.
15. Vtech KidiZoom SmartWatch
Give your 11-year-old boy something that the will really love, and this is with the Vtech KidiZoom SmartWatch. This Smart watch is equipped with features that are similar to that of a Smartphone. It also operates as a digital and analog watch.
Some of the other features are voice changing function, fun recording, voice recorder, motion sensor, and a camera. Your boy will surely be busy the entire day since this Smartwatch can act as a great distraction.
16. Gravity Maze Marble Run
Give your 11-year-old boy something educational yet fun, which the Gravity Maze Marble Run will love. It is complete with 60 challenges, and the difficult increases as he levels up. The game is perfect for boys who are into engineering and scientific. This will let them learn about science without even knowing it. The set includes instructions that are clear and ones that are very easy to follow. Your 11-year-old will surely improve her reasoning and critical thinking skills.
17. Handheld Mini Walkie Talkies
Let your 11-year-old boy communicate with your via this Handheld Mini Walkie Talkies. This will make him feel like he is on an adventure, which little boys love. He can also share one with his sibling or with friends during playtime. The walkie talkies are portable and lightweight to ensure that boys will be able to use them longer.
The walkie talkies can be mounted on their pockets so they can play around or run around. You shouldn’t worry because they are durable and they can withstand any damages. Your 11-year-old will be able to hear you from up to 3 feet.
18. Spalding NBA Mini Basketball Hoop
Boys who are into sports will love this over the door hoop. Sometimes things like weather and time can prevent a tween from going outside. This basketball hoop helps in working off excessive energy while safely indoors. The 18” by 10.5” polycarbonate backboard can easily fit over a standard door. It comes with a padded form door bracket and form padding for the backboard to protect the door from scruff. A 4” Spalding rubber basketball with NBA and Spalding logo completes the set. The whole thing looks really cool in a room and can act as a decorative ornament too.
19. Profect Sports Pro Agility Ladder and Cones
Let your 11-year-old boy become active by giving him this Profect Sports Pro Agility Ladder and Cones. He will surely be able to develop and challenge all of his athletic nature. The ladder stretches to a maximum of fifteen feet in length and has four ground metal anchors. It also includes 12 disc cones and an equipment bag.
This set also includes two eBooks, which is an excellent gift for your kid. The cone drills, on the other hand, are durable and sturdy, wherein their purpose is for speed and agility. Help your 11-year-old boy build his own strength, endurance, and his footwork. If you want to keep your little boy active and fit, this set is the perfect gift for him.
20. WebWeaver Roller Coaster Building Set
The WebWeaver roller coaster building set contains over 430 colored pieces. It also has some rods and connectors for easy connection. With this kit, your kid has to connect all the pieces to build his very own roller coaster.
Some of the pieces contained in the set are glow in the dark. This not only allows your kid to play with the set at night but also adds the fun in the game. There is also a motor race car included in the set that allows travels the track both horizontally and vertically. This building set is great for kids who love putting things up. It allows them to use their creativity and is great for initiating curiosity in STEM subjects.
21. Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator
Nerf Guns are popular to kids, and the Nerf N-Strike Elite Retaliator is one of the latest craze today. This Nerf Gun can be modified for different missions, which means that your 11-year-old can take it anywhere with him. The darts can be fired to a maximum of 90 feet, and the possibility of hitting the target is high. The set comes with a barrel extension and 12 elite darts. The stock can be removed which will let you flip the switch easily.
22. Outdoor Exploration Kit
This is the perfect gift for boys who like to go out on adventures. It encourages exploration and love of nature through nature walks and expeditions. The set includes tools like binoculars, flashlight, compass, a magnifying glass, and a whistle. The kit prompts the boy to go out, even if it is the backyard, and study nature with his new tools of adventure. The kit comes with a bag that is easy to carry all the tools in while exploring and also reducing the chances of losing things.
23. QCopter Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video
An eleven-year-old boy is ready for more advanced kids’ toys. For this reason, Qcopter Quadcopter drone will serve as an ultimate present. Apart from providing fun, his flying and filming interests will be tested and developed further by this gadget. A smartphone can be used as a controller with this amazing device.
Engineered with an inbuilt stabilization system, shooting footage from above is simplified. High definition cameras fitted on this drone will allow your teen to capture quality pictures. Thirty minutes of flight are achievable with this toy; he will certainly enjoy flying this drone.
24. Playstation 4 Console
Every little boy loves a bit of gaming. It gives them a chance to compete with friends while showcasing their prowess. The PlayStation 4 console comes with 1 TB of space and in a slim design that saves on space. The wonderful graphics make the games seem so much more realistic. With this console, your kid will be able to play games with online friends as well as save these games. The console can also be used to watch TV and play music.
25. Kids Microscope Kit
This is an easy-to-use microscope with loads of features that help in building a young scientific mind. A tween is able to explore and experience the world differently. It’s a compound microscope with a forward facing turret that has 300x, 600x and 1200x magnification capabilities. The metal base has an all-glass eyepiece and LED light mirrors for illumination.
The kit comes with a 52 piece accessory kit that’s well packed into a plastic carrying case. It is an educational gift that comes with many features for easy use and cool accessories for exploration and discovery. This kit also gives them a chance to prepare for future sciences lessons where they will be required to use microscopes to study in class.
26. LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
Avengers are popular and the LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit will surely be enjoyed by your 11-year-old boy. The kit will help develop your kid’s STEM skills and allow them to understand computer codes. As you all know, this is now essential because of the automated world that we have now. The set’s arm is made out of different electrical blocks to help him with electrical circuit work.
27. Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit
Explosions, science and making them happen at the same time are a young boy’s catnip. These hands-on experiments that make rockets and explosions are a great gift to any tween. They come with easy to follow instructions and are quite safe, despite their name. This will ensure the boys enjoy themselves while learning along the way.
The instructions colorful and explain what chemical reactions are taking place. The boy can be able to recreate the experiments in a home setting with some additional materials. It can be safely done indoors with wonderful results.
28. LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon
LEGOs have been here for decades, and even 11-year-old boys nowadays love LEGOs. Giving him the Star Wars Millennium Falcon is cool and very impressive, especially that your little boy will build it. Some of the features of this set are entrance hatch, fully hinged ramp, and laser turrets with hatch. They have also included figures, including Finn and Rey, Tasu Leech, Kanjiklub Gang Member. The total piece of this set is 1,329.
29. Holystone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone
Your 11-year-old boy will surely be happy with this Holystone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone. The drone is foldable and cools, which makes the drone great to watch. Your boy will surely be able to improve his own eye coordination while playing with it. Also, since he will be the one to set it up, his creativeness will be enhanced.
30. 50 in 1 Electronic Playground
This is a set of everything electronic but designed for the use and play of kids. It is made to help kids make their own electronic devices with more than 50 electronic designs readily available. It’s a creative way for boys to learn, do research and play all at the same time. They can make a variety of devices ranging from magnetic bridges to electronic noisemakers.
31. Magnetic Dartboard
This is a game that improves hand-eye coordination and aim. It’s a non-aggressive sport made even safer by the use flat headed darts. The magnetic board is child safe and family oriented as everyone can have a go at it. It also builds competitive play among friends and comes with an easily hung hook for optimum placement. Playing darts is a fun pastime and a great way for your boy to relate to other kids. It is an indoor game that can help keep your tween occupied when he is in the house and help them earn to focus on one thing that is not a screen.
32. Perfect Life Ideas Catapult
Keep your 11-year-old boy’s imagination active with this Perfect Life Ideas Catapult since it’s all about science and physics. Adults can even play this set as it is also perfect for everyone. The Perfect Life Ideas Catapult can easily be set up and use and doesn’t require too much effort. The balls are made out of foam so the balls won’t be breaking stuff in your home.
33. Maisto Rock Crawler
You will never go wrong with the Maisto Rock Crawler for your 11-year-old boy. He will surely love this truck because of the versatility that it has. The truck has two oversize tires, which makes it perfect to play in a rugged terrain. The truck may be lightweight, but it has the ability to climb over different obstacles.
34. 3D Printing Pen by Merlion
Kids always love anything to do with art. With this 3D pen, art technology for kids has been taken to the next level. The pen looks like an ordinary pen. However, rather than use ink or lead, it uses plastic. The eleven-year-old boy will be fascinated by this pen because it allows them to paint in 3D. Objects that they draw will appear to be realistic, and it is going to grow their interest in art. The pen comes with 10 feet of 12 different colors and is powered by its own power bank via a USB cable.
35. Battle Blow Build and Blast Set
Blasting stuff is something that all eleven-year-old boys are fascinated with. With this set, your boy can have fun blasting things while remaining safe. The set comes with an assortment of 165 pieces and 5 foam darts that can shoot up to 75ft high. For the bow to work, your kid will have to arrange the pieces. There’s an instructions guide as well that shows how to build the bow and blaster in four different ways. You can as well customize it if you want.
The above gift ideas for an 11-year-old boy will not only make him enjoy it but also improve skills that he’s not aware of having. It will develop cognitive skills and critical thinking skills, which will keep your little boy’s mind active. Of course, don’t forget to teach your 11-year-old boy to appreciate even the simplest of things. In this way, he will grow up humble and a good boy.