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44 best gifts and toys for 10-year-old boys and girls in 2021

Between kid and tween, 10 can be a tricky age, but these are sure to be a hit!
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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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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

Best toy gifts for 10-year-olds

Tamagotchi Pix

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.

BEYBLADE Burst Surge Speedstorm Motor Strike Battle Set

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.

Chuckle & Roar Pop It! Bubble Popping Fidget

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.

TeeTurtle Original Reversible Octopus Plushie

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.

Lego City Space Deep Space Rocket Launch Control

Aspiring astronauts and space admirers can prepare for their greatest mission yet — building this rocket control center with more than 800 pieces.

ThinkFun Gravity Maze

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.

Air Hogs Zero Gravity Laser Remote Control Car

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.

The Instant Adventure Treehouse

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 3000 Robot

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!

Lucky Fortune Blind Collectable Bracelets

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.

Buttheads Fart Launcher 3000

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.

Primed Youth Soccer Goal

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.

Plum Phobos Metal Dome

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

Winning Moves RACK-O Card Game

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.

Thinking Putty Puzzle Think Fun

Stretch, pull and knead Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty to solve over 50 challenges for beginners and experts alike.

"The Princess Bride" Adventure Board Game

"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?

Funko Disney "The Haunted Mansion" Call of The Spirits Board Game

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.

Funko "Back to The Future" Back in Time Board Game

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.

"Harry Potter" Labyrinth Game Ravensburger

Try to find your favorite "Harry Potter" characters in this new game.

Best video game and book gifts for 10-year-olds

EA Sports FIFA 22, Nintendo Switch

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.

Craft-tastic Scratch and Sticker Interactive Journal

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.

Spyro: Reignited Trilogy, Nintendo Switch

Here's a chance to play all three original Spyro games fully remastered in HD with impressive graphics. It's also available for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

The Don't Laugh Challenge - 10 Year Old Edition: The LOL Interactive Joke Book

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

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition

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.

JBL JR POP Bluetooth Speaker for Kids

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.

Noot Kids On-Ear Headphones

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.

Tiny Planetarium: See the Stars!

Have an astrology lover in the family? Gift them this three-inch star projector that comes with an adorable booklet about the stars.

My Audio Pet Splash Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

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.

Hot Wheels ID Smart Track Kit

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.

Osmo Coding Starter Kit for iPad

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

H&M Printed Hoodie

Your gamer is going to love sporting these cool hoodies all winter long. Pick from two PlayStation designs or a Mandalorian design.

Stitch Fix Kids

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!

The North Face Reversible Mossbud Swirl Jacket

From the playground to slopes, this reversible jacket by The North Face will keep your child warm, cozy and dry!

Kids' Nike Air Force 1

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.

Custom Dog Socks

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!

Crocs Kids' Classic Clogs

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.

PAIR Eyewear The Cedro

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

Craft-tastic DIY Mythical Pom Animals

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."

Playshion Complete 22-Inch Mini Cruiser Skateboard

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.

Color Your Own Fairytale Storybook Pillowcase

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.

Cheryl's Cookies Gund Light Up Unicorn Plush with Cookie

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.

Snurk Twin Duvet Cover Shark

Sleep in the belly of a great white shark with this super fun duvet cover.

"Color Me" Face Mask

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.

Bill Nye Science Kit

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.

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This gift guide was originally published on Nov. 5, 2018.