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We've already rounded up the best gifts for toddlers and babies, but now we're looking to the double digits. To be sure you are getting something your new tween will love, we've curated the perfect list of gifts for this age. From toys to board games to interactive STEM kits, these are the best gifts for 10-year-olds.
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- Bestselling gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best toy gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best board game gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best video game and book gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best tech gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best clothing gifts for 10-year-olds
- Best unique gifts for 10-year-olds
Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!
Bestselling gifts for 10-year-olds
- The Don't Laugh Challenge, Amazon, $7.99
- ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run, Amazon, $29.99
- Crocs Kids' Classic Clog, Crocs, $34.99
- Air Hogs, Zero Gravity Laser, Amazon, $34.99
- Winning Moves RACK-O, Amazon, $12.49
Best toy gifts for 10-year-olds
Tamagotchi's are a blast from the past, and guess what? They're back and better than ever! Equipped with a camera and touch buttons, kids will love taking care of their new virtual friend.
Perfect for the competitive kid in your life, this spinning top set is a new take on a classic battle game. This product is on Amazon's No. 1 New Release list and it landed in Toy Insider's Hot 20 gifts for 2021.
This is another Toy Insider top 20 pick, great for children of various ages. They'll be distracted all day long with this sensory toy.
Both kids and adults are raving about this octopus plush that gained traction on TikTok — it has over 38,000 5-star reviews on Amazon alone. It reverses to reveal a happy or sad face and it comes in a wide variety of colors.
Aspiring astronauts and space admirers can prepare for their greatest mission yet — building this rocket control center with more than 800 pieces.
Part maze game, part marble game, this gravity maze requires reasoning skills and visual perception. Create towers and build a path for your marble to reach its target.
Climb walls with this gravity-defying race car. Watch the car climb up and zip down walls and ceilings with the "zero gravity" laser control.
Don’t have a big enough tree to erect a tree house? No problem! This tree house mounts to a trunk without the need for supporting branches, creating a safe adventure playhouse within two hours.
Artie is the drawing robot that helps kids learn to code. Don't know how to code yet? No, problem Artie has pre-programmed drawings too!
Feeling lucky today? They can crack open their fortune cookie, read their fortune and pull out a charm bracelet that's ready for wear. They come in a variety of packs and bundles.
Got a kid at home who's a real prankster? They will probably get a kick out of this fart launcher blasting stinky smells up to ten feet away. It's recommended to be used in a well-ventilated area.
Let your soccer star improve their control and accuracy with this popular goal. It's both durable and lightweight for easy repositioning on the field or in the backyard.
The geometric shape and modern design are made with galvanized construction and is very stable with ground anchors.
Best board game gifts for 10-year-olds
Although this game was originally released in 1956, it's back and makes for a great gift! Let the kids play or get the whole family involved. Amazon shoppers love it, too. RACK-O has nearly 8,000 5-star reviews.
Stretch, pull and knead Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty to solve over 50 challenges for beginners and experts alike.
"The Princess Bride" Adventure Book! Six chapters immerse players in the movie as they work together to complete the story without throwing the plot off course despite shrieking eels and constant interruptions. Will the forces of evil or true love prevail?
If you love "The Haunted Mansion" movie or Disney theme park attraction, you will love this new game. Explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-infested manor, from the festivities-filled ballroom, to the attic and out to the graveyard and beyond in search of spirits.
This super cool "Back to the Future" game pits players against Biff and his gang. It even includes a miniature DeLorean Time Machine and seven movie character figures plus the 3D Clock Tower acts as a dice-rolling randomizer.
Try to find your favorite "Harry Potter" characters in this new game.
Best video game and book gifts for 10-year-olds
Let your tween get lost in the realistic graphics of EA Sports' new FIFA 22 game. It's also available for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and PC.
This interactive journal is for dreamers, artists and thinkers. With more than 500 stickers, personality quizzes, doodle activities and more, anyone can spend hours with this journal.
Give the gift of laughter to the witty child in your life. For less than $10 and with over 2,000 5-star reviews, this book won't disappoint.
Best tech gifts for 10-year-olds
The new Fire HD is bigger and faster than ever. It includes seemingly endless apps with kid-friendly movies, TV shows and books. It also includes a kid-proof case with a built-in stand.
Designed with kids in mind, this colorful Bluetooth speaker is the perfect tech gift for your 10-year-old. It's completely waterproof and has a rechargeable battery with 5 hours of playtime.
Boasting over 21,000 5-star reviews, these colorful headphones are sure to wow the 10-year-old in your life. For less than $20 you've got a great tech gift that will certainly impress any kid.
Have an astrology lover in the family? Gift them this three-inch star projector that comes with an adorable booklet about the stars.
This waterproof speaker floats, making it perfect for bath time, the pool or the beach. The speaker connects via bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet.
Your child can make more than 20 different unique courses with this smart track. Turn your smartphone into a racing video game and connect to the track via bluetooth to create a cool racing experience.
This coding starter kit was featured in Amazon’s 2020 Toys We Love List. The game makes coding fun and accessible while still teaching coding fundamentals.
Best clothing gifts for 10-year-olds
Your gamer is going to love sporting these cool hoodies all winter long. Pick from two PlayStation designs or a Mandalorian design.
If you don’t know what to get that special kid in your life, then pick up a super stylish subscription box instead! Stitch Fix curates outfits based on a quiz: simply provide a price range, sizes and preferences and they'll send 8-12 pieces starting at $10 per piece. Send back what you don't like and keep the rest!
From the playground to slopes, this reversible jacket by The North Face will keep your child warm, cozy and dry!
The Nike Kid’s Grade School Air Force 1 shoes offers the Nike Air all day comfort with leather uppers and rubber outsole that give durability and traction.
Warm your toes and your heart with a pair of custom pet socks, featuring your pet's face. Just upload a photo of your pet, choose from the various styles and patterns from the dropdown and enjoy!
The Crocs Kids' Classic clogs are the go-to for casual comfort and style. The wide, roomy footbed is made from Croslite foam material, which warms and softens from body heat and molds to kiddos' feet.
These eyeglasses allow children to quickly customize the look of their glasses anytime, anywhere. They have designs for every holiday and even the new line of Marvel characters. Great for optical glasses, sunglasses, and blue light glasses, these are available in both prescription and non-prescription forms.
Best unique gifts for 10-year-olds
These pom animals are almost like mini stuffed animals that they can make. With the included tools and accessories, they can craft a "pandacorn", a "meowmaid" and a "narwhal."
Encourage them to get outside and try a new skill with a new skateboard. You can find this version from Playshion in a bunch of fun and bright colors.
Let their imaginations run wild before bedtime with this colorable pillowcase. It comes with 10 washable markers, so all you have to do is throw the pillowcase into the laundry to start again.
If sweets are the way to your 10-year-old's heart, gift them this cookie and Unicorn stuffed animal set. They'll love munching on a sweet treat with their new pal.
Sleep in the belly of a great white shark with this super fun duvet cover.
These customizable face masks are made with breathable material and sized for kids. They are customizable as kids can create their own designs with enclosed markers and stencils.
This super cool VR interactive science kit is hosted by TV personality and scientist Bill Nye! Watch as Nye leads interactive scientific lessons and experiments come to life with this 50-piece set creating over 30 different projects.
Still looking for the perfect gift? Be sure to check out Shop TODAY’s Gift Guide to shop for everyone on your list, including:
- Gifts your bundle of joy will love
- Shopping for a 4-year-old? Here are gifts they'll actually enjoy
- Interactive gifts the 5-year-old in your life will love
- Toys and games that'll make your 6-year-old smile
- Shopping for mom? Here are 28 holiday gifts she'll actually love
This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 5, 2018.