Inside: Have a tween boy on your shopping list? You’ll love these tween boy gift ideas they’ll love more than video games.
When my son became a tween, he went from being totally easy to shop for to being pretty difficult to shop for.
To prove he was growing up, he now longer wanted stuffed animals and super hero figures and Matchbox cars.
I could still buy him Legos luckily but I could no longer walk into a toy store and hit the jackpot. So I had to get creative. I had to focus on his interests, hone in on skills he had and was developing, and gifts that felt “cool.”
This ever increasing need to be “cool” and be more grown up meant his desire for new, older gifts.
And if I needed the help to find the cool gifts, you might too. So here are some of the best Tween Boy gift ideas they’ll love even more than video games.
Fidget Rings- my son loves to fidget and these rings are perfect.
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Pizza Blanket (or choose a waffle or chocolate chip cookie blanket)- this is my son’s favorite!
Silly Socks- my son is obsessed with these “silly” socks and loves these candy ones
Slides- my son lives in these!
Lego Mug- perfect for hot cocoa mornings!
Sling Table Top Game- we played this at a friend’s house and we loved it. It’s so much fun!
Waterproof Deck of Cards- play by the pool or by the lake in the summer!
3D Pen Set- STEAM gift that’s half art and half science!
Minute to Win It Games- minute to win it games that are so fun!
Glow Football- keep the game going after dark!
LED Lights for Bicycle Wheels- ride after dark with this cool LED lights kit
Lego Gauntlet- my son LOVED building this one!
Waterproof Camera – perfect for making fun and silly videos
The Wild Robot Book Series- this is such a great book series we’ve been reading together
Stick Bot Stop Animation Kit- learning how to make stop animation videos is a great skill to have and let’s kids get super creative!
ATM Bank- they can hide their money from their siblings with this fun bank
Gear Bots- build something more than just Lego and sneak some engineering in!
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Throw Throw Burrito- any game where you get to throw a burrito will be appreciated
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Wood Building Kit- Candy Dispenser- such a cool gift to get kids to build and use beginning tools
Slammo Game- the new hot game your kids will love
RipStik- learning how to do this took some practice but once my son got the hang of it, he loved it!
Doodling Robot- build a robot that draws with this STEAM gift!
Show Your Mood Shark- I don’t understand the draw of these, but all my kids love them.
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Game On Neon Sign- my son would LOVE this for his gaming area!
LED Lights with Music Sync- syncing music makes these the coolest LED lights ever
Retro Gaming Poster – the evolution of gaming controllers so my son can be grateful for the one he has now
Reusable Water Balloons- reusable balloons are way better for the environment and then they don’t have to pick up all the tiny pieces when they’re done playing
Ninja Warrior Course- get out the energy with this for your backyard that you can keep up even through the winter
Here’s to finding the perfect gift for the tween boy on your shopping list.