Whether you are looking to buy Christmas gifts or birthday gifts, the boy in your life will fall in love with any of the gifts in this list of Best Gifts for Tween Boys.
Tweens are ages 8 to 12 – that doesn’t mean that younger or older children won’t love these items, it means that they are generally geared towards teens. Check out my other gift ideas for everyone as well.
This also doesn’t mean that your little girls won’t love these gifts – it just means that your guys most certainly will!
I was emailed HUNDREDS of products to consider for my gift guides this year. I accepted only a small portion of them. Then, the accepted items had to pass the mom, dad, and kids tests to make the list.
What follows are approved by everyone in my family as the best gifts for Tween Boys! PLUS, they are available on Amazon! Score!
Best Gifts for Tween Boys this Year
I have a house totally full of guys! In addition to my own, I always have others that don't belong to me!
I feel like I have a great grasp on what kinds of gifts boys like.
Anything (or everything) from this list is sure to make your Tween (ages 8-12) guys super stoked!
A robot that defies gravity?! That’s what you get with Air-Walker, a four-legged bot that uses an ingenious system of suction cups and pumps to crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows.
You can also build four other models with the same components and learn how suction and mechanical devices can be used in different real-world applications. Ages 8+
This might say 8+, but my teens love it, too!
Unwrap the shrink-wrap and smash open the giant egg! Use the scratch n’ reveal map to start your journey and discover clues to find the fossils inside!
Includes: Epic dino egg, dino scratch map, dino yolk egg bag, 5 compounds, digging tool, exclusive smash-o-saur, 6x smash eggs and smash egg rebuilder for tons more dino fun! Ages 4+
The surprise of it makes me think of unboxing videos.
There are TONS of products out there geared more traditionally towards girls so they can do the whole "unboxing" things like they see on YouTube. I find this Dino Egg the traditional boy version!
Karma is playfully competitive and infectiously fun!
Race to get rid of all your cards by playing a card of equal or higher value, but watch out...if you can’t play a card, you have to take the whole discard pile!
Luckily, there are Karma cards that could get you out of trouble...and maybe cause trouble for someone else! Use them wisely, because “what goes around comes around”!
It’s a game of elimination, with multiple winners, and is a blast for the whole family! For 2 to 6 players (combine two games to accommodate up to 12 players). Ages 8+
I, personally, LOVE games and I especially like games that my entire family can play together. This game is just as much fun for mom and dad as it is for the kids.
Build a model of four-bar linkage! Use the hand crank or attach a motor (sold separately) to watch the marbles ascend and then flip-flop down again!
It’s part of the first Marbleocity marble machine line to feature colorful plastic accents! Perfect for beginners; one hour build time.
Triple Play models can connect to one another for bigger fun! Ages 9+
If your kids prefer science museums and building things, they are going to love Marbleocity toys!
Get the other two kits so you can build one big epic marble run: Archimedes Screw & Chaos Mountain
Put some teeth into your off-roading adventure with this monster truck. The DIY kit includes: Light Grey Monster Truck chassis, Tiger Shark R1 hood, Tiger Shark S1 Fender, Yellow Rally Frame (plastic), "Hammerhead" S1 hood, "Hammerhead" C1 Fender, 4 Large soft rubber tires (interchangeable with other trucks), 4 Rims (interchangeable with other trucks) plus a Hex Tool.
These three car-crushing beasts are the perfect complement to any Modarri car in stock. All hoods, fender and frames can be mixed and matched with any Modarri cars already in the house.
Make sure to get the other 2 Modarri Monster Trucks so your child(ren) can create a "mashed up" truck using parts from all three sets!
This super-stuffed alphabetical compendium of must-know facts from science, pop culture, history, and more is perfect for kids who already know the names of every single dinosaur or want to understand exactly how the Millennium Falcon works.
It's a book for grammar gurus, science snobs, music geeks, and history buffs. In short, it's a book for nerds.
Inside, you'll find browsable, info-packed blurbs that'll give you the lowdown on everything from augmented reality to zydeco, with larger features that dive deep into fascinating topics like UFOs, pirates, artificial intelligence, and daring circus acts.
And you'll hear from the world's most notable (and quotable) Nerds of Note from history and today.
I know you think this is for tweens only - trust me. My 19 year old Nerd read it cover to cover in no time. He was enthralled just as much as your tween nerd will be!
Despite the name, this card game is parent-approved... or least approved by this snarky, slightly inappropriate Mom of three boys!
This portable game is ideal for holiday vacations, snow days, multi-generation family gatherings and road trips - filled with age-appropriate toilet humor and funny innuendos for adults and watch the fun be put back into your dysfunctional holiday gatherings!
Designed to reintroduce a love of tabletop games for a screen-obsessed generation.
Comes with 455 durable, premium-printed cards (2" x 3") and rules insert in a custom box. The smaller sized cards are ideal for the youngest members of the family. Find the PG-rated word game exclusively on Amazon!
My oldest boy has Cards Against Humanity - it is WILDLY inappropriate, but HILARIOUS! Not Parent Approved is the same type of game, but much more tween friendly and I LOVE it.
Get even more fun:
GIFT THAT GIVES BACK: NEW VIDEO GAME THEME EXPANSION PACK
New for the 2019 Holiday season is an expansion pack of cards with a Video Game theme. Gamers may have to explain some of the lingo in Video Game Expansion Pack to their non-gaming relatives-but that’s half the fun. How would Grandpa answer, “Even _____ can be fun in multiplayer” A sample answer he might choose could be “Getting busted playing video games after midnight.”
Get the Video Game Expansion Here
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the limited-edition expansion pack will benefit the global charity Wheels for Humanity. The organization provides appropriately fitted wheelchairs for children and adults with physical disabilities. Wheels for Humanity increases access to mobility for children, teens, and adults in developing countries. When people lacking mobility are empowered by a wheelchair, a world of opportunity opens to them, and the world, in turn, benefits from their creativity, voices, and participation.
Other Gift Giving Ideas:
- Top 15 Gifts for Kids of All Ages (analyzed the Amazon buying habits of my readers to create this list!)
- Our Favorite Family Board Games
- Gift Ideas for the Space Enthusiast
- HUGE List of the best Toddler Toys