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
This is an amazing lightweight alternative to a regular archery set. It comes with six arrows with foam tips that can shoot to over 100 feet. The bow is easy to use and durable enough to withstand great pull. It has easy assembly and safer than the traditional bow and arrow. A tween can use it to play with friends or shoot at targets in the backyard.
4. Mini-Arcade Machine
Remember all the fun you had at the arcade while growing up? Well, this mini-arcade machine lets your kid have the same fun, only in a different way. With 240 in-built popular arcade games, this machine is portable allowing your little one to bring it with him to just about anywhere. The control joystick and two function buttons allow you to navigate your way through the different levels of the games.
With the powerful built-in speakers and full-color screen, your 11-year old boy will be transported back in time with the amazing sound effects.
5. Nerf Mega Thunder Bow
Getting a soft bow and arrow is a great gift idea for a boy who likes his outdoors. The Nerf form arrows are safe for all kinds of play and pranks. Their mechanism is similar to a normal archery set, only much safer. Your tween will be able to hold Nerf wars with his friends and practice hitting targets to his heart’s content. The cool factor is being able to load and fire five arrows in succession with ease.
6. Stomp Rocket
Young boys have way too much energy and tend to be destructive when left indoors for too long. A stomp rocket solves this by giving you an outdoor activity that also wears out all that excessive energy. This set has been designed with rockets that can shoot up to 4000 feet in the air. This game is great for space exploration for young voyagers and has a lightweight and durable design. It’s all foam structure is safe for even younger kids.
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 tend to go for extreme sports as part of their play time. A skateboard is a cool gift choice for any tween who likes the outdoors being active. The 22-inch skateboard has a wide deck that’s well suited for long rides.
If your 11-year-old hasn’t had experience with skateboards before, this will work well to ease them in. Its long design is not ideal for flipping tricks, with 3 inches’ thick wheels that will provide safety. They come in a variety of colors and patterns are cool, and your tween will definitely love.
9. Electric Go-Kart
Boys around 11 are into active outdoor sports like cycling and skating. If the boy you have in mind likes his thrill and spending time outdoors, then an electric go-kart is the gift for you. It’s easy to use and well balanced to use on fun zones or even pro-tracks. At a maximum of 12 miles per hour, this go-kart is fast enough to pull a thrill but not enough to be dangerous. This go-karts rechargeable battery doesn’t need fuel and can last up to 40 minutes on run time before it needs recharging. Any 11-year-old who loves racing will love this cool and sleek racer.
10. Nerf Mega Blaster
Nerf guns are always fun and safe choice young boys at any age. They come with foam bullets that are harmless and can be used in a variety of ways. This mega blaster has 6 foam darts that can fire up to 90 feet away. It makes the Nerf gun ideal for target practice and Nerf wars. It’s an exciting choice for boys who like the outdoors and serves as an icebreaker game for new friends. The game is safe and child-friendly even as they shoot at each other.
11. Klutz Book of Paper Airplane Craft Kit
Paper planes never get old, and most eleven-year-old boys will still be fascinated by them. With this book, your kid can take his paper planes to the next height. The kit comes with 10 different planes and 40 sheets of custom paper. It also includes an instructional book with clear instructions. By following these, your little one can make a variety of paper plane designs. Not only does this keep him busy, but also enhances his creativity and ability to follow instructions.
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
I’m pretty sure that your little boy loves playing pranks on other people. That’s what boys do, especially if they have siblings. With this kit, he gets to have 100 outrageous pranks to play on family and friends. The pranks in this set are quite diverse, ranging from the classic pranks to modern-day pranks. With the set comes a booklet that outlines how to set up for the pranks in a mischievous way. Your boy will have loads of fun in the house playing ingenious pranks on his siblings. You may even fall victim for one or two of them.
14. PRANK-LOPEDIA: The Funniest, Grossest, Craziest, Not-mean pranks on the Planet!
Which 11-year-old boy does n’t love pranks and getting into mischief? They’ll definitely love having access to over 70 different fun loving and probably gross pranks. This complete encyclopedia by author Julie Winter bottom offer step by step instructions and props that help to pull of these pranks. These pranks are relatively harmless and their easy to read format and instructions ensure the process is as much fun as possible.
15. Vtech KidiZoom SmartWatch
Rather than buy a smartphone for your eleven-year-old, you may want to check out this smart watch from Kidizoom. The watch comes with most of the features of a smartphone and still operates as both an analog and digital watch. With features such as the voice recorder, your kid can have fun recording and playing with the voice changing function.
It also has a camera and a motion sensor that reacts to their movements. It also has interactive games that keep the kid busy for hours on end. Because it can be quite a distraction, the lock feature is quite a welcome. This allows the parents to control what features the kid can use and when.
16. Gravity Maze Marble Run
Acting both as an educational and fun toy, this classic set has up to 60 challenges that increase with difficulty. This game appeals to the young boys scientific and engineering mindset and puts them through science lesson without them realizing it. Included in the set are clear and easy to follow instructions on how to play. It helps in developing critical thinking skills and spatial reasoning.
17. Handheld Mini Walkie Talkies
These walkie talkies encourage a sense of adventure in any young boy. They come in a camo motif that the boy will definitely find cool. These walkie-talkies have a communicative function that allows the kids to form teams and play together. They come in a lightweight and are portable for maximum adventure time. They can be mounted on pockets while running around or playing and are durable enough against damage. The walkie-talkies can be used for over 3 feet in distance giving room for more excitement.
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
This ladder is a great gift to challenge and develop his athletic nature. It stretches to about fifteen-foot in length, comes with four metal ground anchors, an equipment bag and 12 disc cones. Two bonus eBooks will be gifted to your kid with this awesome ladder. They are known as “Speed and Agility Cones Drills.” This set is built to be sturdy and durable.
The ladder offers your teen the ultimate challenge to grow in speed, develop endurance, build strength, keep fit and improve his footwork. This is the best present to enhance his athletic prowess and prepare him for future rigorous games.
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
Almost all kids love the Nerf guns, and if your kid is no exception, we would suggest getting them this N-strike elite retaliator. The Retaliator blaster can be modified for whatever mission, so your little one can always bring it with him on any adventure. It is built to fire darts up to 90ft, and it is almost certain that he will always hit his targets. The blaster comes with 12 elite darts and a stock and barrel extension. The stock is removable, and you can easily do so with the flip of a switch.
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
The kit is based on the Avengers’ superhero franchise, and it’s a great way for the kids to develop STEM skills. The kit allows them to gain an early understanding of computer codes which is an essential skill in our automated world. It contains every piece for building a functional superhero arm. The arm is made of the variety of electrical building blocks which enables the kids to know how electrical circuits 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 are one of the most use toys by young boys. This Star Wars millennium falcon is very impressive with its cool and thought-out designs that are bound to impress an 11-year-old. Such features like rotating laser turrets with a hatch, a fully hinged ramp, and entrance hatch, among others set it apart and make it a unique gift that will be well appreciated. It also includes many mini-figures like Kanjiklub Gang Member, Tasu Leech, Finn and Rey totaling up to 1329 pieces of the set.
29. Holystone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone
Make your son happy with Holy stone HS190 foldable Nano RC drone. These drones are cool and foldable which makes them epic to watch. The kid will be eager to know what takes place with the drone which will improve his eye coordination and internalize the physical set up of the drone which is a good thing for the kid.
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
Little boys love catapults and with this one from Perfect Life Ideas, they get to learn so much about physics and science while at it. It is also great for adults as well. The catapult is quite easy to use and set up. It is also a great toy to bring with you on vacations as it does not require any power. It also comes with some balls which are made of foam, so you do not have to worry about the kids breaking stuff in the house.
33. Maisto Rock Crawler
When it comes to boys gifts, you can hardly go wrong with a radio control toy car. This Maisto Rock Crawler comes with articulated suspensions which makes it a lot more versatile than the regular toy car. Fitted with two oversize tires this makes it the perfect ride for a rugged terrain. Don’t be fooled by its light weight, this truck is finished with a tough vac –formed body. He will be amazed by how easily this truck can climb over most 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.
With this list, we hope you get the right gifts for your eleven-year-old boy. Remember that even the smallest of gifts can make his day.