These Gifts for 10-Year-Olds Are Both Fun and Educational
"Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through these links."
Shopping for 10-year-olds is tricky business. They're in that sweet spot where they're not little kids anymore but still not quite old enough for gifts for teens. So when their birthday, Christmas, or any other special occasion rolls around, you might find yourself feeling a little stumped about what to get them. Never fear, we're here to help with this carefully curated collection of the best gifts for 10-year-olds! There are so many fun finds on this list that are both educational and fun, so kids and parents alike can both feel good about the gift. Here, you'll find gifts for 10-year-old girls and gifts for 10-year-old boys, as well as plenty of gender neutral options that any kid is sure to love. Depending on their interests, you can take your pick from STEM toys, books, games that the whole family can play together, and so much more. There's even a custom pet sweater that would be a perfect gift for animal lovers!
Many of these picks promise hours of entertainment and may even last them into their teen years, like the beautiful wooden chess set, an instant camera, or a lava lamp that will make them love their room even more than they already do. No matter what you choose, any one of these picks is sure to be a hit with your favorite 10-year-old!
Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens
From the people who brought you Exploding Kittens, here's a fun and wacky new game that's a mix between cards and dodgeball. If that caught your attention, just imagine how much your 10-year-old will love it!
Science Experiment Kit
Inside every 10-year-old lies a young scientist just waiting to be born. Pique their interest with this kit of 100 science experiments that are easy to conduct, like soap science and making "magic fizz."
This acclaimed graphic novel will be a page-turner for any tween. It's all about a young girl from Taiwan who's determined to win the local kids’ cooking contest.
LEGO City Express Passenger Train Set
For little Lego fans, it doesn't get better than this deluxe train set. The star of the show is a remote control bullet locomotive toy with working, dimmable headlights!
Crazy Aaron's Honey Hive Thinking Putty
Get their creative juices flowing with this glittering "thinking putty." They can stretch it, bounce it, pop it, tear it, and sculpt it—and best of all, it never dries out!
Make it Real 5 in 1 Activity Tower
Remember how much fun you had making friendship bracelets as a kid? Your 10-year-old is sure to love it just as much, especially with this activity tower that includes everything they'll need for knotting, braiding, linking, and beading jewelry!
Razor A Kick Scooter
We probably don't need to tell you that a scooter is the ultimate tween gift. They'll want to ride this baby everywhere!
Do One Fun Thing Every Day: An Awesome Journal
You'll never hear the words "I'm bored" again once they dig into this colorful journal that's filled with prompts for creative thinking, doodling, list-making, and more.
Talk about a groovy gift! This glittering, colorful lava lamp will make their room feel cooler than ever.
Swing Hammock Pod Chair
Whether they hang it in their room or outside, this kid-friendly hammock is guaranteed to get hours of use.
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls
Help them express their creativity and explore concepts like bravery, beauty, strength, independence, and more with this cool coloring book. It's designed to combat stereotypes and boost girls' interest in subjects like science.
Our Chicago Puzzle
Nothing brings the whole family together like a puzzle! This one depicting the city of Chicago will be fun for everyone involved.
Moonlight Gel Pens
Make coloring or journaling time even more exciting with this set of gel pens. Reviewers say the colors are so vibrant and the ink rolls smoothly onto paper.
Feed or spark their interest in outer space with this augmented reality viewer featuring constellations, galaxies, planets, and cosmic factoids, all across the night sky. It pairs with your smart phone to create your own personal planetarium.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
They'll capture so many special moments with this kid-friendly instant camera! It comes in five different fun colors and includes a selfie mirror, colored lenses, and more.
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Brain Game and STEM Toy
Here's one you'll find on pretty much every list of the best toys for tweens. It's is a combination logic game, marble run, and STEM toy containing 60 fun challenges for beginners and experts alike.
The Don't Laugh Challenge - 10 Year Old Edition
You've heard of dad jokes and mom jokes...well, these jokes are for the 10-year-olds. More than just a joke book, though, this pick challenges players to take turns reading jokes to each other and trying not to laugh.
Yes, Tamagotchi is alive and well, and yes, your kid needs one. They'll have just as much fun raising their Tamagotchi character as you did when you were their age!
Chess Set 15" Wooden Board Game
Teach them how to play chess with this beautiful wooden set. It's foldable so they can take it with them to the park, on family vacations, and anywhere else they feel like playing.
Custom Pet Sweater
Aside from the human members of their immediate family, there's no one they love more than their pet! Now they can have the likeness of their cat, dog, or other furry friend knit directly onto a comfy crewneck sweater.
You Might Also Like