Are you racking your brain this holiday season, trying to think of Tween boy gift ideas? My oldest son is square in the middle of his tween years and I’m realizing more than ever that he’s becoming the hardest to shop for. He’s no longer a little boys who likes action figures and train sets and yet he’s not quite into moody, angst-y teen mode (thank goodness!). I’ve always been one to add a bit of handmade goodness to the gifts under the tree but I have no guilt about placing a few well thought out store-bought gifts under the tree too. If it were up to my sons, you’d find nothing but electronic video games under the tree but alas, their mother is a teacher and limits such things.
But not to fear, there are a TON of amazing gifts out there that will get those tween boys active, creating, and thinking! Read on for 15+ Tween Boy Gift Ideas their sure to love!
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The Lego Animation Book– This book shows your child how to create animations from their Lego creations.
Andromeda Fight League Board Game– This awesome game was created and developed by a teenager and brings together all the wonderful aspects of a strategic fantasy game. This game is great for those who love battle strategy and involves warriors, enchanters and creatures.
Alex Toys Guy Gear Cobra Bands– Does your tween boy like to craft and create with their hands? This new line of craft kits is just perfect for boys who love to create.
Spooner Board– This board makes it easy to learn how to snowboard surf, or skateboard year round. This is a gift that’s perfect for active kids who want to improve their balance.
Star Wars Origami– Star Wars and Origami is the perfect combination!
Backyard Ballistics– build 16 fun ballistic projects using common every day materials.
DJ Style Keyboard– This is the perfect gift for those who love to create music. Play with rhythm, tone and tempo to create your own music!
Marshmallow Shooter– Shoots marshmallows. Need I say more?
Stick Storm– Create your own stick storms that explode into the air!
3Doodler Starter Set– Bring your drawings to life with this child safe, 3D pen.
Kingdom Builder– This strategy game is great for the whole family. Build settlements and be the with the most gold at the end of the game.
Tin Can Robot– Build a robot using recycled materials.
Academy Da Vinci Catapult– this kit is great for the budding model builder. Create a working catapult based on the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci.
OgoSport Bild and Animate– Teaches basic stop-motion animation
Compose Yourself– Create your own melodies with these music composition cards. Flip, rotate and combine to create your own musical scores. These are so easy to use and you can play and share them to a website when you are done.
Make Your Own Comic Book Kit– This kit allows your child to write and illustrate their own comic book and have it professionally printed.
Ramp Shot– Keep active and busy in your basement or backyard with this fun motor skills game. Increase hand-eye coordination and score points by tossing and catching.