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25 Great Gifts for 9- and 10-Year-Old Boys

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Gifts for Tweens

It might be blowing your mind a little that the precocious and adorable 10-year-old in your life has finally reached the double digits, or that your 9-year-old is nearly there, but that doesn't mean that buying a gift for him has got to tax your noggin any further. Keep clicking to find great gift ideas for just about any decade-old or near decade-old kiddo, no matter his interests.


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Lego City Holiday Camper Van
Amazon

Lego City Holiday Camper Van

$17 from Amazon

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Camping season is right around the corner, and this new release from Lego can help get your kiddo psyched for summer adventures. With 190 pieces, the final build results in a cool camper van, minifigures, and fun accessories.

DJI Mini 2 Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter
Amazon

DJI Mini 2 Ultralight and Foldable Drone Quadcopter

$449 from Amazon

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Sure, it's on the pricey side, but if you're skipping a huge birthday bash this year due to the ongoing pandemic, this makes a great splurgy gift that might make up for that fact. This well-rated ultralight drone — it has an average 4.8 stars with over 3,500 reviews — can record 4K video, has a minimum flight time of more than 30 minutes, includes level-5 wind resistance, and comes packed with tons more features that make it a great gift. 


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Trivial Pursuit: Wizarding World Harry Potter
Amazon

Trivial Pursuit: Wizarding World Harry Potter

$14 from Amazon

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If you've got a Potterhead, he'll love showing off his wizardry wisdom with this Harry Potter-themed edition of the Trivial Pursuit game. Features 600 questions in six categories: The Dark Arts, Hogwarts, Magical Spells and Potions, Magical Objects, Magical People, and Animals and Magical Creatures.


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Squad Hero Rechargeable Laser Tag Set
Amazon
Lego Minecraft The Abandoned Mine
Amazon

Lego Minecraft The Abandoned Mine

$16 from Amazon

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Yes, many boys this age still love Minecraft, but that doesn't mean they can't get off their screen for some good, old-fashioned Lego play. This set includes Steve, a zombie, a spider, and a living slime (don't worry, he'll know what all that means).

Spooky Hidden History Book
Uncommon Goods

Spooky Hidden History Book

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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If you've got a boy on your hands that loves intrigue, he'll likely love this book, which explores "the history and spooky secrets of ten of the most mysterious places in the world." The set includes red, green, and blue lenses, each revealing hidden parts of the books that the other don't. 


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Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster
Amazon

Nerf N Strike Elite Strongarm Toy Blaster

$15 from Amazon

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Rated for kiddos 8 years and older, this no-batteries-required Nerf blaster fires six darts in a row up to 90 feet. The dart barrel flips open for easy and quick reloads. 

Razor Dirt Rocket SX500 McGrath Electric Motocross Bike
Amazon
Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler
Target

Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler

$50 from Target

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Another great gift for a brick fiend, this toy will also satisfy any boy who loves cars or is an off-roading enthusiast. When built, the 665 pieces form a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that can be proudly displayed on a shelf or dresser top. 

Nerf Pro Grip Football
Amazon
Roblox Action Collection 20-Figure Pack
Target

Roblox Action Collection 20-Figure Pack

$46 from Target

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Even if you've never heard of Roblox, don't fret — your kiddo almost certainly has, and he'll be glad to get off a screen for a while to take this 20-figure pack out and pretend play battles, adventures, and more. 

MLB Stadium Illustration Poster
Uncommon Goods

MLB Stadium Illustration Poster

$30 from Uncommon Goods

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Is your 9- or 10-year-old more of a baseball nut than a football fan? He'll love this poster showing the home ballpark of every MLB team that exists. Who knows? It could even inspire a bucket-list road trip.   



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National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes Kit
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National Geographic Break Open 10 Premium Geodes Kit

$25 from Amazon

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Boys of almost any age love treasure, and this fun gift gives them multiple opportunities to find it. The kit includes 10 geodes with crystals inside as well as a goggles and a display stand. For extra educational appeal, there's also a 16-page full-color learning guide included that will teach him all about his discoveries. 

Snap Circuits Light Electronics Exploration Kit
Amazon
Razor Dune Buggy
Amazon

Razor Dune Buggy

$430 from Amazon

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Another gift for the boy who loves adventure and thrills, this red dune buggy has an electric motor and can have him zooming around at speeds of up to 9 mph. It has pneumatic tires, a hand throttle, and brake controls, and can support up to 120 pounds. 

Shashibo The Shape-Shifting Box Artist Series
Walmart

Shashibo The Shape-Shifting Box Artist Series

$24 from Walmart

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These innovative fidget toys can let him shape-shift to his heart's content. Each cube transforms into more than 70 different shapes, and they come in themes of chaos, confetti, elements, and mystic ocean. A free downloadable app available for iPhone and Android phones includes a growing library of instructional videos to aid his creativity.


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Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition
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Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

$59 from Amazon

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Any Star Wars-obsessed fan — young or old — will love this animatronic Yoda with sound effects and movements that include a nodding head, back-and-forth ears, blinking eyes, and more.

Kybers Lightsaber
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Kybers Lightsaber

$120 from Amazon

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This lightsaber can display 11 different colors and has three sound modes (as well as three volume modes and even mute mode for sound-sensitive parents). Buyers say it's durable and a great budget-friendly alternative to custom sabers.

DND Copper Table Game Dice Set
Amazon

DND Copper Table Game Dice Set

$20 from Amazon

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If your kiddo has jumped on the Dungeons and Dragons bandwagon, he'll love a set of these metal polyhedral game dice, which come in an array of great color options. Each set comes in a decorated metal box for safekeeping.

Squad Hero Illuminated Magnetic Dart Board Game
Amazon

Squad Hero Illuminated Magnetic Dart Board Game

$40 from Amazon

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Encourage indoor play that doesn't involve a screen with this magnetic dartboard, which features LED backlights that change as the game progresses. The darts also glow in the dark, so this is great for daytime or nighttime play.

Beat That! The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges
Target
Yezi Amphibious RC Car
Amazon

Yezi Amphibious RC Car

$32 and up from Amazon

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Not just any remote-controlled car, this vehicle can handle all kinds of terrain, including water and snow. Its motor allows for speeds of up to 18 mph, and the remote can control the car from up to 100 meters away. Comes in blue, green, and red. 

L.L.Bean Junior Archery Set
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L.L.Bean Junior Archery Set

$119 from L.L.Bean

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If your boy has even a passing interest in archery, he'll love this set, which includes a recurve bow (available in right-or left-hand versions), plus arrows, a quiver, paper target, and bow sleeve and armguard.

Slackers Ninjaline Hanging Obstacle Intro Kit
Cabela's

Slackers Ninjaline Hanging Obstacle Intro Kit

$100 from Cabela's 

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Do you have a budding ninja warrior on your hands? Help them toward those dreams of pushing the buzzer with this set, which includes a 36-foot ninja line with lots of accessories to help them build that growing athleticism and confidence. Everything comes packed in a convenient and portable carrying bag.

Jumbo 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Game Set
Cabela's

Jumbo 2-in-1 Chess and Checkers Game Set

$99 from Cabela's

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For a low-key outdoor game time (that requires strategic thinking), this gift will have them soaking up the sun and breathing fresh air while trying to best their opponent in chess or checkers. On rainy days, it can be used indoors, too.