The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys Ages 8-10

We are still in the midst of birthday season around here, with one to go (Vera), which means I have been on the hunt for fun gift ideas! The older kids get the less they play with toys and the harder it is to find them presents that won’t just collect dust in a closet!  I hate that!  So, in an effort to help all gift givers out, I rounded up the ultimate gift guide for boy ages 8-10 with over 20 ideas that boys will love!


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Boys Ages 8-10

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1 – Air Hog Drone

Try out a drone with less investment for your young aviator.  Air Hog has lots of cool options from airplanes to helicopters and drones!

2 – Rocket Copters

My parents picked these rocket copters up for my kids and everyone played with these.  They are especially fun at dusk because they light up!  This is perfect for a little gift for a friend’s party or stocking stuffer!

3 – Street Hockey Set

This set comes with two sizes of hockey sticks to be played in a basement or outdoors.

4 – Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag

We played this with friends and it was so fun!  Do you remember playing kick the can as a kid?  This is a fun nighttime activity, who doesn’t love things that glow in the dark!  You could even use it as a party theme!

5- Blue Race Track

You stick the suction cup to any window or door, then create a track of your choice.  Add pillows to make hills.  Raise it up to make the cars go faster!  Then roll it up and stow it away!  Find the blue track here.

6 – Electric Scooter

Solon got an electric scooter for Christmas and it was a fun upgrade from the power wheels of his youth!  He loves to ride it and so do I ;)!

7 – Joke Book

Boys love to tell jokes and riddles.  Just the other night at Solon’s birthday party the boys were taking turns telling jokes and riddles.  This book is a great option.

8 – Dav Pilkey Books

Dav Pilkey has perfected the art of boy humor in his books.  The new Dog Man series is a great addition to his Captain Underpants series!

9 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid books

This is another great series for a boy, especially reluctant readers!  You can also get the recorded book version so they can listen to it.  There are also movies now too!  Find the first 4 books in the series here.

10 – Harry Potter Series

Solon and I have loved reading the Harry Potter series together every night before bed.  It’s a fun activity for just the two of us and the books are so good!  We follow up reading each book by watching the movie together!

11 – Lego Sets

This Pirate Roller Coaster Set and Hogwarts Castle Set are on Solon’s wishlist.

12 – Basketball Plays Clipboard

Do you have a son who loves to play basketball and dream up plays?  A basketball clipboard is a perfect way for them to dream and play when they don’t have access to the hoop!

13 – Football, Baseball & Basketball Cards

This 4 pack of football cards make a great add-on to a birthday gift, birthday goodie bag gift, stocking stuffer or fun treat.  They can trade players with their friends to collect their favorite teams and players.  My husband kept his so now my son and husband have a combined collection!

14 – Flag Football Set

We used this set for Solon’s 9th birthday.  He loves to play flag football so its perfect for family matches to friend play dates!

15 – Sports Illustrated for Kids Magazine Subscription

A magazine subscription is a great way to get more non-fiction reading into your boy’s hands plus who doesn’t love the gift that keeps on giving.  I ordered this for Solon but there is some lead time of 6-8 weeks before the first magazine arrives.

16 – Magna-tiles

If you have not invested in a set of these, you need to!  Across the board, these are our most used toy in the house for any age level.

17 – FitBit

I was super skeptical when Solon asked for a FitBit a year ago but he still wears it daily and he strives to beat his previous fitness goals!  It’s still one of his favorite things and he has been super responsible for taking care of it.  Amazon has lots of replacement band options as well!

18 – Snap Circuit RC Rover Set

Snap circuits are so much fun and can be made to do so many different things when you snap together the circuits by following the instructions.  This is a great new set that can be snapped together to make a working RC rover among lots of other things!

19 – Wet Head

Wet Head is a fun and silly game, perfect for a playdate, birthday party of just a Sunday afternoon!

20 – Adventure Bible

If your son is ready for a bible upgrade from the favorite Jesus Storybook Bible, the Adventure Bible comes highly recommended.  It includes the full Bible text plus helpful points and devotions throughout the book.  It’s also full of graphics to help them get started reading the bible.


So, there you have it 20 tried and true fan favorites around our house!  What recommendations do you have?  Another holiday is always just around the corner so I am always looking for new ideas!



You might find more gift inspiration with these posts –

15 Favorite Kid Games

16 Favorite Kids Books

Ultimate Christmas Toy Guide

Awesome Books for the Reluctant Boy Reader


Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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