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53 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 board games to a safe laptop and an interactive science kit, these are the best gifts for 10-year-olds.

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Best toy gifts for 10-year-olds

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Creativity for Kids Magical Mixing DIY Sensory Science Set

Kids can cook up their own science experiment with this award-winning kit. Young scientists can make their own formulas, slime and more while learning physical and chemical reactions along the way.

4. 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.

5. Schwinn Thrasher Kids Mountain Bike

This mountain bike from Schwinn is lightweight and sturdy — plus, its front suspension gives it a smooth ride.

6. 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.

7. ThinkFun Domino Maze Stem Toy

This great STEM toy takes the classic game of dominoes to the next level by adding the difficulty of solving a puzzle. It helps with critical thinking skills, too.

8. 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!

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Huffy Go Girl Kid's Bike

This pink bike is perfect for beginners and will keep parents happy since it comes pre-assembled!

12. Paint by Pom Pom, Unicorn Pal

This is a cool paint-by-numbers craft, but with pom poms! No glue or scissors required. There are four unique characters to choose from including a unicorn, puppy, kitty and a dinosaur! It also comes in a frame ready to be displayed.

13. 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.

14. B4Adventure Adventure Sky Swing

This lightweight design has UV-resistant material and hangs easily from two attachments or single attachments for different swinging.

15. Plum Phobos Metal Dome

The geometric shape and modern design are made with galvanized construction and is very stable with ground anchors.

16. Slackers Build-A-Branch Swing Hanger

This setup allows you to swing from trees that don’t offer a natural branch. It’s even able to hold up to 500 pounds.

Best board game gifts for 10-year-olds

1. Gamewright Splurt!

Give your kids a fun way to flex their brains and dive into language and grammar with Splurt! Draw a card, read the prompt and let the games begin.

2. Thinking Putty Puzzle Think Fun

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

3. Buffalo Games Classic Pinball Board Game

Become the next pinball wizard with this tabletop version of this classic game.

4. "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?

5. 4 Fun ChangeUp

This is an award-winning game of tic-tac-toe, skee bag, poker, football frenzy, shuffleboard and cornhole. It can be used indoors or outdoors.

6. WWE Legends Royal Rumble Card Game

Face off as one of 30 fan-favorite WWE legends. Players use action cards including attacks, defenses and signature moves to take each other out.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Election Night Board Game

This game was a winner of the 2019 Parents Choice Gold Award. Playing it can help them learn math, geography and civics all while trying to make their way to the White House.

10. "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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. EA Sports FIFA 21, Nintendo Switch

Let your little one get lost in the realistic graphics of EA Sports' new FIFA 21 game. It's also available for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, and PC.

4. Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo Switch Controller

Here's a way to make gaming even more fun. It's a Sonic the Hedgehog–themed controller for the Nintendo Switch.

5. "Sam Saves the Night" by Shari Simpson

"Sam Saves the Night" by Shari Simpson is the first book in the new "SleepWakers" series. Your child can follow along as Sam undergoes a mysterious "cure" for her sleepwalking and now has the ability to walk the night undetected, discovering a world of new friends, the SleepWakers, and goes to battle with a nighttime bully and her gang, the MeanDreams.

6. Professor Maxwell's VR Universe Virtual Space Science Book and Interactive Learning Activity Set

Go into the deep depths of space and time and explore science behind our planet, solar system, galaxy, universe and more. VR goggles are included with this 21-piece set.

Best tech gifts for 10-year-olds

1. Tanoshi 2-in-1 Kids Computer

Here's a safe laptop and tablet for kids. Fun apps are already installed including YouTube Kids and Google Earth. This computer allows you to manage your child's screen time and lock remotely from a smartphone.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. My Audio Pet Mini Bluetooth Animal Wireless Speaker

If you don't need a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, this one is also available from My Audio Pet.

5. 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.

6. UrBeats3 Earphones

No matter what you are listening to you will have exceptional sound in these UrBeats3 earphones. Perfect for your kids to use for remote learning.

7. 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

1. Old Navy Cozy Sherpa-Lined Zip Hoodie

Help your little one stay nice, cozy and stylish in this sherpa fleece.

2. The North Face Jacket

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

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. Little Words Beaded Stretch Bracelet

This beaded bracelet is an ideal gift for any and all women in your life who share your passions. Starting from $20, you can get the bracelet in a variety of colors and words, including "sisters," "resilience" and "be strong."

7. 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

1. Snurk Twin Duvet Cover Shark

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

2. Kidpik Holiday Subscription Box

If you don’t know what to get that special kid in your life, then pick up a super stylish subscription box of three to four high quality fashion items, including shoes!

3. Hug Me Chicken

Everyone could use a hug right now especially from this giant rubber chicken which stands over 2 feet tall. When you hug him, he screams for over 45 seconds. This chicken will have everyone laughing and could be the safest hug all season!

4. "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.

5. 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.

6. Mrs. Fields Magical Unicorn Box

This box from Mrs. Fields is filled with all kinds of delicious cookies. It makes a great gift that can be sent from far away, and is also cute for decoration!

7. All Smiles Sweets & Treats Gift Basket

Send this All Smiles Sweets & Treats Gift Basket to your favorite 10-year-old, filled with gourmet cookies and popcorn. This is also a perfect option for relatives that live far away.

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