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60 Gift Ideas for 10-Year-Old Girls and Boys 

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Paul Allen
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10 is a funny age. On the one hand, you’re starting to care more about fitting in with friends, exploring your own tastes in music and fashion and perhaps experiencing your first crushes. On the other hand, you’re still a kid who loves a good water balloon fight, a wacky science experiment and pretending your plushies are brewing a potion made of household ingredients to promote world peace (or was that just me?)

The gift ideas we’ve put together for you to peruse reflect this weird and wonderful life stage. They are organized around passions your 10-year-old may explore, like music, writing, science, cooking and photography. At the same time, they are super fun products that are both accessible and exciting for 10-year-olds. We’ve also included a generous portion of toys to get kids having a blast both indoors and outdoors, such as LEGO sets, RC cars, sports equipment and even hoverboards.

After reading hundreds of reviews and sorting the genuine from the fake, all the products have been carefully selected so that we can bring you only the ones we are willing to swear by. But choosing the perfect option to make your unique 10-year-old’s heart sing? That’s on you – you’ve got this. 

We’ve got quite a long list for you to explore, full of everything from drones to drum kits to secret diaries — so without further ado, let’s dive in.

Best Gifts For Gamers

1. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w/ Neon Red & Neon Blue Joy-Con

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves Nintendo video games.
1 Nintendo Switch – OLED Model w Neon Red Neon Blue Joy Con

The Switch is the best-selling console ever for a good reason. Whether you play in handheld mode or up on the big screen, it boasts a range of unique games explicitly designed with 10-year-olds in mind. The OLED version lets you play clearly and features enhanced audio in handheld and TV mode. It is the console of choice for both serious and casual gamers.

2. Arcade1Up Marvel Super Heroes 2 Player Countercade

💡Tip: The right kind of gift for a 10-year-old who loves arcades and Marvel movies.
2 Arcade1Up Marvel Super Heroes 2 Player Countercade

For kids who love the arcade, this countertop game offers a novelty alternative to the classic console for kids who love the arcade. Featuring tons of epic heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, superhero fans will have a blast setting up tournaments with their friends and trying to beat their own high scores. The 8-inch LCD screen, 2-player stations and excellent Marvel graphics bring the arcade into your games room.

3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

3 The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

The Zelda series is often heralded as one of the greatest gaming franchises ever, thanks to its breathtaking graphics, limitless open worlds and realistic challenges. Tears of the Kingdom is the latest release and is a sequel to Breath of the Wild. Kids who have played Zelda games before will jump at the chance to embark on another adventure with Link, fighting, crafting and exploring the kingdom.

💡Tip: Not quite ready for such a complex game? Pokemon Legends: Arceus is just exciting but provides a little more guidance.

Best Gifts for LEGO Builders

4. LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaur

4 LEGO Creator Mighty Dinosaur

Looking for a versatile set that offers value for money? The LEGO Creator range is a great way to go, providing three builds in one. The Mighty Dinosaur option is perfect for 10-year-old dino fans, as they create three different dinosaurs, including a T. Rex, Triceratops and Pterodactyl. Despite being a smaller set, each dino looks lifelike and can move its joints to form different poses.

💡Tip: If they’re more into the majestic animals of the African savannah, this is another marvelous Creator set with builds including lion, ostrich and warthog.

5. LEGO Marvel I am Groot

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves Guardians of the Galaxy.
5 LEGO Marvel I am Groot

Secretly or not-so-secretly, everyone’s favorite Marvel character, Baby Groot, is now available in LEGO form. He is made of almost 500 pieces and is exquisitely detailed and fully posable, down to his fingers. Kids can play with him as an action figure or put him on display in a signature dancing pose. He even has an Awesome Mix cassette to groove to — what’s not to love?

6. LEGO NINJAGO Ninja Dojo Temple

6 LEGO NINJAGO Ninja Dojo Temple

This three-tiered Dojo Temple set provides the perfect space to train budding ninjas. It provides fertile ground for imaginative play with over 1000 pieces, including five rooms, a posable mech, and eight character mini-figures. The rooms and outdoor areas are all packed with authentic details and accessories to discover, making this an all-around thrilling set for building, playing and putting up on display.

💡Tip: For kids who love the Ninjago dragons, this awesome Fire Dragon set might be the way to go.

Best Gifts for Kids Who Love Tech and Gadgets

7. Apple iPad (10th Generation)

💡Tip: A good gift for a 10-year-old who loves stealing their parent’s tablet.
7 Apple iPad (10th Generation)

At 10, kids are dying to watch videos, play games and take photos – often at the expense of a parent surrendering their phone or tablet. With the latest iPad they will have their own device for years. Today it might be games and YouTube, but in a year or two, it could be editing videos, taking study notes and making graphic designs.

8. TOMOLOO Music-Rhythmed Hoverboard

8 TOMOLOO Music Rhythmed Hoverboard

What 10-year-old doesn’t want to zoom around the house or yard on a futuristic hoverboard? Whether spinning in circles, racing as fast as they can or cruising around, kids will love this nifty gadget from Tomoloo. It meets the highest safety standards and comes with an in-built speaker to play your favorite tunes and LED lights to get the party started. 

9. Q9s Drones for Kid

💡Tip: The perfect gift for a 10-year-old who loves RC toys and is ready for the next level.
9 Q9s Drones for Kid

Drones are high up on kids’ wish lists right now, but with many being expensive and difficult to control, it’s a risky gift for a 10-year-old. But never fear because this option is designed for younger pilots, with straightforward controls and sturdy propeller guards to protect it from crashes. It also has epic features kids will love, like a 360 flip function and bright LEDs to light up the sky.

Best Gifts for RC Drivers

10. ORRENTE RC Stunt Car Toy

10 ORRENTE RC Stunt Car Toy

When it comes to RC cars, kids want speed, agility and an excellent design. They might not yet know they want the ability to flip 360 degrees, drive on any terrain and pop epic stunts, but this unique car provides all that and more. With 40 meters of range, dual motors, shockproof wheels and LED headlights, few 10-year-olds won’t jump for joy to receive this.

11. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves Mario Kart. 
11 Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

Bring Mario Kart into the real world with this fantastic Home Circuit kit. This is a physical RC car that you race through a course in your house but control through your Nintendo Switch and watch come alive in Augmented Reality on the screen. The physical kart will react as you boost, drift and hit virtual items, making it a magical experience for 10-year-old Mario fans. 

12. Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro

12 Syma S111G 3.5 Channel RC Helicopter with Gyro

We’ve all seen remote-controlled cars and boats before, so for a 10-year-old chasing the next RC buzz, a helicopter should fit the bill nicely. This option is great for kids thanks to its simple controls and stability while flying, plus its quality components make it a no-brainer. The highly realistic design and dual rotors are the cherry on the cake for kids who love planes and copters.

Best Gifts for Music Lovers

13. Soprano Ukulele Beginners Kit

13 Soprano Ukulele for Beginners

This budget-friendly instrument is an excellent choice for kids who want to try playing it. The Ukulele is ideal for beginners as it’s easy to learn and perfectly sized for smaller hands, making it a great stepping stone to other string instruments like the guitar. You get a ton of accessories with this ukulele, too, so they can start strumming immediately.

💡Tip: If you’re buying a gift for a 10-year-old Swifty, then you should definitely include this book with 27 Taylor Swift songs for ukulele.

14. JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Bundle

14 JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Bundle

Ten is often the age that kids start to discover music for themselves, find artists they love and enjoy singing along to the latest hits. That’s why a versatile, waterproof speaker is an excellent gift option. This one from JBL boasts a compact design, incredible sound and a range of colors to choose from, and kids can even clip it to their backpack so it doesn’t get lost.

15. Electric Drum Kit

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves tapping rhythms on any hard surface.
15 Electric Drum Kit

It should come as no surprise to learn that kids love smashing, hitting and thumping things. But this energy can be channeled into incredible music with the right tool and this electric drum kit is just that. With nine reinforced panels that each mimic one of the drums in a set, plus in-built speakers and (thankfully for parents) headphones, this is the perfect way to introduce kids to drumming. 

Best Gifts for STEM Students

16. Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Exploration Kit

16 Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Exploration Kit

The Snap Circuits Kit offers an excellent pathway to introducing kids to electrical engineering safely and engagingly. As they build their circuits, they’ll get firsthand experience, seeing the cause and effect of each component without needing to use any dangerous tools. And with 165 different projects to complete and three model vehicles to power, the fun can continue for months, if not years.

💡Tip: If they can’t get enough of light shows, they’ll love this Snap Circuits alternative where you can make one with electronics.

17. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dual LED Student Microscope

17 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dual LED Student Microscope

Want to pique kids’ scientific curiosity? There’s no better way to do so than with a microscope. This option comes with two lenses, one for microscopic biological slides and another for seeing 3D specimens in ultra-fine detail. It also has plenty of accessories and activities to teach kids, including a shrimp experiment where they can hatch microscopic brine shrimp and track their life cycle.

18. Professor Maxwell’s VR Atlas

18 Professor Maxwell s VR Atlas

For a more novel approach to educational play, check out this excellent VR Atlas. The complete set includes VR goggles, an illustrated atlas packed with educational materials and equipment for experiments in the real world. Kids can go on a virtual voyage around the world and engage their hands and minds, learning all about natural wonders, geography, culture and history along the way.

💡Tip: Kids more obsessed with all the other planets out there rather than our own will love this VR Space Lab featuring the iconic Bill Nye.

Best Gifts for Sporty 10-Year-Olds

19. JOGENMAX Portable Soccer Goals

19 JOGENMAX Portable Soccer Goals

Soccer is all the rage after last year’s blistering world cup; plus, it’s an excellent game for 10-year-olds as it uses up a lot of energy and is (relatively) safe. This portable set includes two nets kids can set up in their backyard, at the park or beach. It also has many accessories like target practice and agility cones to help your aspiring soccer star hone their skills.

20. Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves finding new games to play outdoors. 
20 Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit

If soccer isn’t their thing, maybe they’ll love Spikeball – it’s one of those games that appeals to almost everyone thanks to its simplicity and high-octane action. Playing around a small net on the ground, you can play almost anywhere, from the beach to the backyard or even the garage. This set includes everything you need to start playing this game that tests your agility, speed and accuracy.

21. Kryptonics Mini Cutaway Cruiser Skateboard

21 Kryptonics Mini Cutaway Cruiser Skateboard

Cruisers are the coolest skateboard among the older elementary school crowd. They are ideal for 10-year-olds as they are smaller than regular skateboards and a bit easier to ride, though they can still reach eye-watering speeds for all the thrill seekers out there. This option comes in a unique and colorful design while featuring all the hallmarks of a quality-made board.

💡Tip: Keep those knees and elbows safe as they skate with abandon with these cute protective pads available in a range of colors.

Best Gifts for Book Lovers

22. October, October

22 October, October

Winner of the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal, this story follows a quirky 11-year-old who lives off-grid with her father and whose friends come from the natural world around her. The book touches on many thought-provoking themes, from ecology to parenthood to alternative ways of living. It does all this in a way that’s accessible and engaging for 10-year-olds, especially those who dream of going wild and living in the woods.

23. Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

23 Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1 7)

Although the Harry Potter series is getting older, it enchants new generations of young readers every year. At 10, your kids will just be ready to enter the Wizarding World and tackle reading them for themselves. This is the complete box set in an awesomely designed collection, including each magical book. So get your kiddo’s wand ready because it’s time for an epic journey.

💡Tip: Finished all the HP books and want something similar? Percy Jackson and the Olympians is filled with just as much magic, imagination and adventure — with some added Greek mythology.

24. Shuna’s Journey

💡Tip: An excellent gift for a 10-year-old who loves Studio Ghibli movies. 
24 Shuna s Journey

Fans of Studio Ghibli need no introduction to the masterful storyteller Hayao Miyazaki. Shuna’s Journey is his graphic novel, released in English for the first time in 2022. It follows the story of a young Prince on a quest to save his kingdom from famine and hunger. And it is full of all the magic, artistry and whimsical storytelling used to explore deeper themes that Miyazaki’s work is known for.

Best Gifts for Young Artists

25. FORTNITE (Official): How to Draw 2

25 FORTNITE (Official) How to Draw 2

If the 10-year-old in your life is always either drawing or playing Fortnite, this is the book for them. This How To Draw book allows them to combine their two passions through creativity, reproducing their favorite characters and weapons from the game onto the page. It’s also packed with helpful drawing tips so kids can make their creations as epic as their in-game accomplishments.

26. MIGO Creates Macrame Kits

💡 Tip: This is a great gift for a 10-year-old who loves designing textiles and getting crafty with their clothes. 
26 MIGO Creates Macrame Kits

The art of Macrame may look complex, but with the right kit, it’s pretty easy to master. This beginner set provides all the tools and instructions you’ll need to create seven awesome projects, from plant hangers to decorative wall features. All 10-year-olds who like making things with their hands should enjoy this, but it’s especially perfect for those with a bit of a technical mind too.

27. 272-Piece Art Set

27 272 Piece Art Set

For creative kids, having plenty of tools to bring their art to life is always a worthwhile gift. And at 10 years old, there’s nothing better than exploring and playing with art across different mediums. That’s why this set, boasting almost 300 pieces, is perfect. They can follow their creativity wherever it takes them with crayons, paints, pencils, a pop-up easel, a sketchbook and even origami paper.

Best Gifts for Board Game Players

28. Codenames: Duet

28 Codenames Duet

The ever-popular Codenames is now available in two-player format, allowing kids to play even when they can only convince one person to join them. If you’re unfamiliar with Codenames, it is a word association game with a fun spy theme. While the original is a team game, Codenames: Duet is a co-op — but that doesn’t make it any less high-tension.

💡Tip: If you think they’d prefer the competitive team version of the game, you can get them the original which requires at least 4 players.

29. Ravensburger Minecraft: Builders & Biomes Strategy Board Game

💡Tip: A good gift for a 10-year-old who loves playing Minecraft online. 
29 Ravensburger Minecraft Builders Biomes Strategy Board Game

Minecraft in a tangible board game? This will surely be a winner for any 10-year-old, as few aren’t obsessed with the blocky game of building, adventure and absurdity. This tactical board game takes kids’ eyes off the screen and allows them to create a different experience each time they play, building structures and entering fierce battles like in the video game.

30. Monopoly: Cheaters Edition

30 Monopoly Cheaters Edition

Does your 10-year-old love to descend family Monopoly games into chaos with a cheeky cheat move? Kids who enjoy a bit of innocent sneakiness will love this newly reinvented edition, in which cheating doesn’t spark World War 3 but is welcomed. With prompts, rewards for outlandish gameplay and a pair of plastic cuffs in case you get caught, this is a fresh and devilishly fun take on Monopoly.

Best Gifts for Kids Who Love the Outdoors

31. Nerf Super Soaker Soakzooka

💡Tip: This is a cool gift for a 10-year-old who doesn’t feel too old for water fights. 
31 Nerf Super Soaker Soakzooka

As summer approaches, so does the water fight season. This almighty super soaker from Nerf will drench any unfortunate victims who stray across its path. No one is safe from its impressive range and 55 fluid-ounce water capacity, especially when wielded by an expert 10-year-old shooter. Nothing will happen if this doesn’t get your kid outdoors and running around.

32. Raleigh Bikes Redux Hybrid Bike

32 Raleigh Bikes Redux Hybrid Bike

Every 10-year-old needs a bike to zoom around and skin their knees like every generation before them. Raleigh makes some of the best in the business and the Redux Hybrid is a fantastic option for kids. As a hybrid, it works on roads, in the park, or even going up a mountain. It also features 7-speed gears, a lightweight aluminum frame and disc brakes for a safe ride.

💡Tip: If they’re going to be cycling, they’ll need a helmet, and this one from SIFVO is an excellent choice.

33. American Ninja Warrior 50 ft Zipline with Spring Brake

33 American Ninja Warrior 50 ft Zipline with Spring Brake

With this epic zipline from American Ninja Warrior, kids will never leave the backyard. This robust option supports up to 200 lbs, providing years of fun for your little adrenaline junkie. Lucky for mom and dad, it’s also super easy to install and safe to use, thanks to the spring-loaded brake system. Its versatile 40 ft cable length suits small and large backyards.

💡Tip: Love the idea of a zipline but unsure about this particular model? Check out our guide to the best zipline kits for backyards.

Best Gifts for Movie Lovers

34. GooDee Projector 4K with WiFi and Bluetooth

34 GooDee Projector 4K with WiFi and Bluetooth

Bring all the wonder of the cinema into your own home with this excellent projector. Kids will love watching the latest blockbusters and classic kids’ movies in 4K quality and right in their living rooms. Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity make it a breeze to stream directly to the projector without tiresome cables. Movie night will never be the same again.

35. West Bend Stir Crazy Movie Theater Popcorn Popper

💡Tip: The best gift for a 10-year-old who loves slumber parties with movies and snacks
35 West Bend Stir Crazy Movie Theater Popcorn Popper

Movie night wouldn’t be complete without popcorn, but if you’ve got a gang of hungry kids, a single bag of microwave corn won’t do the trick. This popcorn popper ensures you’ll never go without and will be the center of attention at any movie party. It also has precise heat settings for perfectly popped corn, is easy to clean and looks like the classic version you’d find at the cinema.

36. Enno Vatti 100 Kids Movie Scratch Off Poster

36 Enno Vatti 100 Kids Movie Scratch Off Poster

Movie buffs everywhere love the 100 Movies scratch-off poster from Enno Vatti. Now, with the Kids’ Movie version, 10-year-olds can join the fun. It features 100 of the greatest kids’ films of all time, including the latest Disney hits to older classics. Kids will love scratching off what they’ve seen, and it might inspire them to try out the children’s classics of their parents and grandparents’ generations.

Best Gifts for Kids Who Like to Write

37. Wreck This Journal: Now in Color

37 Wreck This Journal Now in Color

Whether your 10-year-old loves getting creative in wacky ways or could benefit from letting go of perfectionism, the critically acclaimed Wreck This Journal is perfect. Turning the traditional journal upside down encourages kids to get out of their heads and interact with the book uniquely. They’ll be prompted to complete various crazy tasks, finding fresh ways to express themselves in words and art.

38. Starry Constellation Lock Diary Set Gift Box

💡Tip: This is a good gift for a 10-year-old who already enjoys writing through their feelings and experiences.
38 Starry Constellation Lock Diary Set Gift Box

Having a secret diary is almost a rite of passage for a young tween. This astrology-inspired option features a combination lock so they can pour out their thoughts and feelings without the fear that someone will read them. It also comes with a pen and accessories to personalize the diary and turn it into a treasured friend they will return to in challenging and exciting times.

39. Secrets of Storytelling: A Creative Writing Workbook for Kids

39 Secrets of Storytelling A Creative Writing Workbook for Kids

Know a budding writer who loves making up stories? Your aspiring author is probably bursting with ideas, but this book provides the guidance to turn these into exciting stories people would want to read. Filled with imagination-inspiring writing prompts, key storytelling concepts and tips on how to make their writing more engaging, this book will help them blossom into a skilled writer. 

Best Gifts for Young Photographers

40. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera – Sky Blue + w/60-pack

💡Tip: Make sure they’re well stocked on film with this bulk pack of 50 film sheets.
40 Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Sky Blue + w 60 pack

The Instax camera range has proven viral thanks to the instant gratification of a physical photo. The Mini 11 is the latest model and has several color and film package options. Not only will this end kids begging to borrow everyone’s smartphone cameras, but it will also teach them to be more intentional as they can only take as many photos as they have film.

41. EZDC 50 LED Photo Clip String Lights

💡Tip: This is the ideal gift for a 10-year-old who loves decorating their room with photos. 
41 EZDC 50 LED Photo Clip String Lights

A budding photographer should have a place to display their shots where everyone can admire them. This set of photo clip string lights provides the space for 50 Polaroid images, standard photos or any clippable decoration kids want, all illuminated by 50 gorgeously glowing LEDs. It will be a striking personal exhibition however kids arrange it and besides – who doesn’t love fairy lights?

42. Sensyne 10” Ring Light with 50” Extendable Tripod Stand

💡Tip: A gift that will be appreciated by 10-year-olds who can be seen taking selfies around the house. 
42 Sensyne 10 Ring Light with 50 Extendable Tripod Stand

When kids start to explore photography, the subject of their images, more often than not, is themselves or their friends. This selfie light, with three lighting ranges plus a 50-inch adjustable tripod, will help them capture the perfect image every time. It also doubles as a multi-purpose lamp kid can use for crafts, reading, or experimenting with makeup on their friends.

Best Gifts for Anime Lovers

43. Beverly 42 Piece My Neighbour Totoro Crystal Puzzle

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves puzzles and Ghibli movies.
43 Beverly 42 Piece My Neighbour Totoro Crystal Puzzle

For Ghibli fans, especially those who love the gentle giant Totoro, this 3D puzzle will undoubtedly be a hit. With 42 intricate pieces, kids get to build their very own Totoro with his signature umbrella in a beautifully unique crystal appearance. The puzzle isn’t too tricky but provides an hour or two of puzzling fun, resulting in adorable bedroom decor.

44. Naruto Skin Cover Decals Vinyl for Nintendo Switch

💡Tip: This can be the perfect gift for an anime loving 10-year-old, who loves playing their Switch. 
44 Naruto Skin Cover Decals Vinyl for Nintendo Switch

Let your kiddo change up the appearance of their Switch with these cool anime skin covers. They can show their love for Naruto whenever they play with a separate skin for the console and dock. Plus, the PVC material provides excellent protection from scratches and water droplets. And if Naruto isn’t their anime of choice, no worries — there are 20 different themes.

45. MEGA Pokémon Pikachu Action Figure

45 MEGA Pokémon Pikachu Action Figure

Pokemon has genuinely stood the test of time, so chances are pretty high that an anime-loving 10-year-old would be a fan. With this MEGA building set, kids can construct their very own Pikachu figure with over 800 pieces. Kids will find this build challenging but fun and satisfying at the same time. And once they’re done, they’ll have an adorable Pikachu to display, standing at an impressive 12” tall.

💡Tip: Pikachu not their favorite Pokemon? Never fear because MEGA offers adorable Eevee and Dragonite building sets too.

Best Gifts for the Environmentally Conscious

46. Hydro Flask Kids Wide Mouth Straw LID and Boot

💡 Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves bright colors. 
46 Hydro Flask Kids Wide Mouth Straw LID and Boot

At 10 years old, many kids are beginning to understand and be concerned about global challenges, such as climate change and plastic waste. And, of course, they also need hydration to keep them energized on the go. This environmentally friendly bottle reduces waste, keeps liquids nice and cool and is robust enough to stand up to kids’ rough and tumble play.

47. Save The Bees Wild Flower Seeds Collection

47 Save The Bees Wild Flower Seeds Collection

Bees are paramount to the survival of our planet, yet they are increasingly under threat from pesticides and habitat destruction. With this pack of over 80,000 wildflower seeds, your budding environmentalist can help vital pollinators find a new home while creating stunning flower gardens and learning about ecology. This gift is also great for kids who enjoy getting their hands dirty and watching things grow. 

48. SodaStream Art Sparkling Water Maker

48 SodaStream Art Sparkling Water Maker

Kids love soda, from Coke to Fanta and everything in between. But buying soda from the store results in lots of plastic waste. With a soda stream, they can cut down on plastic without giving up on that delightful fizz in their drinks. An added benefit is the fun of creating their own carbonated drinks that are much healthier and incorporate whatever flavors they like.

Best Gifts for Young Chefs

49. As Cooked on TikTok: Fan favorites and recipe exclusives

💡Tip: A handy gift for a 10-year-old who can be seen scrolling through videos about #food on TikTok. 
49 As Cooked on TikTok Fan favorites and recipe exclusives

Where do today’s kids get inspiration for their cooking passion? Tiktok, of course. However, seeing a quick FoodTok post doesn’t often lead to recreating it in the kitchen. This hardcover book includes many simple recipes to inspire kids to recreate the latest food trends from over 40 of the platform’s top creators. And with a foreword by Gordon Ramsey, you know the recipes will be good.

50. Cake Decorating Kit for Beginners

50 Cake Decorating Kit for Beginners

Kids love cake, but if you have an aspiring pastry chef, they may no longer be satisfied with a simple sponge cake slathered with frosting. Investing in a decorating set is one of the best (and least hazardous) ways to elevate your bakes. With 106 different pieces, this option is perfect for creative kids and will have them aiming for Bake Off in no time.

💡Tip: Help them along on their cake decorating journey with this step-by-step guide to cake decorating for beginners.

51. Nostalgia 6-Cup Stainless Steel Electric Fondue Pot Set

51 Nostalgia 6 Cup Stainless Steel Electric Fondue Pot Set

Marshmallow, strawberries, velvety chocolate and gooey cheese – this is a recipe for success when buying a gift for a foodie kid. Fondue is the perfect way to make food preparation a fun activity, and this set includes everything you need to get your cheese and chocolate bubbling in no time. Plus, with advanced safety controls, it’s an excellent option for kids.

Best Gifts They Can Use in School

52. Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves fun(gi) prints.
52 Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack

Backpacks often go through a tough time as kids rummage through them, chuck them, or even toss them across the playground, so investing in one that can withstand turbulent treatment pays. This option from Herschel is just that — well-made, robust and ergonomic and designed especially for big kids. It also comes with a groovy fungi print that will be the talk of the playground.

53. The Tin Box Company Avengers Pencil Box

53 The Tin Box Company Avengers Pencil Box

This quality pencil case provides the perfect home for your elementary schooler’s pens, pencils, erasers and much more. Made from metal, it’s tough enough to survive life in the educational jungle, big enough to fit all your kid’s stationery needs and even has a handle for easy carrying. Best of all, it comes with an epic Avengers design that kids will love showing off.

54. BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry Assorted Colors Gel Pens

💡Tip: A gift that will be highly appreciated by a 10-year-old who loves making the prettiest school notes and doodles.
54 BIC Gel ocity Quick Dry Assorted Colors Gel Pens

From legendary pen makers BIC, these assorted gel pens in vibrant colors are good to have for craft projects and schoolwork alike. With quick-drying ink and a super smooth nib, these pens are luxuriously easy-flowing and smudge-free, so your kids’ notes will always be elegant and colorful. And don’t tell anyone, but they’re perfect for doodling and passing notes in class too.

Best Gifts for Their Room

55. Northern Galaxy Light Aurora Projector

55 Northern Galaxy Light Aurora Projector

Transform their bedroom into a magical galaxy with the Aurora light projector. This light illuminates the whole space with 33 different settings. Kids can watch the Aurora Borealis, see the galaxy up close, or enjoy awesome immersive lightscapes. It also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for disco parties or a sleep aid with soothing sounds.

56. Huddle Designer Stuffed Animal Bean Bag

56 Huddle Designer Stuffed Animal Bean Bag

10 is a funny age — stuffed animals are often ignored and forgotten, but god forbid they get thrown out. This is where the Stuffed Animal Bean Bag comes in. With this ingenious product, you can tidy away new plushies while creating a comfy, versatile seat for your room. It is also machine washable and made from rip-proof canvas to be a fixture for years.



While a desk may not seem like the most incredible gift for a kid, this option breaks the mold. This uniquely designed L-shaped desk features adjustable foot pads, a cute cat-paw pattern and an eye-catching pink color. Plus, as a gaming desk, it has clever features like cable tidies and is unbelievably easy to clean. It may just help them with their schoolwork too.

Best Gifts They Can Wear

58. Carhartt Kids Acrylic Watch Hat

💡Tip: Great gift for a 10-year-old who loves simple but fashionable fits.
58 Carhartt Kids Acrylic Watch Hat

When I was 10, my sense of style was nonexistent, but 10-year-olds today are highly fashion-conscious and keen to wear all the latest brands. Carhartt’s ever-popular beanie allows them to explore fashion trends practically and keeps them warm. And with a range of colors and a simple unisex style, it’s hard to go wrong here.

59. Converse Big Kids All Star Lift Platform High Top Sneakers

59 Converse Big Kids All Star Lift Platform High Top Sneakers

Converse is perhaps the most timeless trainer of all time, appealing to styles from streetwear to skater to emo chic. They add a pop of style to any kid’s outfit and are popular among boys and girls. Make sure you get real Converse, as they are made to last and provide a level of comfort that knock-offs can never match while still being impressively affordable.

💡Tip: If you think low tops will be more their style, you can get them here.

60. The Comfy JR | The Original Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

60 The Comfy JR The Original Oversized Microfiber Sherpa Wearable Blanket

Nothing beats cozy duvet days when it’s rainy outside and you cuddle up with some hot cocoa. Kids can get cozy whenever the mood takes them with this oversized wearable blanket. Whether for movie nights, camping trips or just chilly days at home, this microfiber and sherpa blanket will keep them snug and warm. It also comes in several different colors and patterns to suit their personality.

Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Gifts for 10-Year-Olds

🙋 What should we gift a 10-year-old?

You should gift a 10-year-old something in line with their interests with a fun flair. At 10, kids are mortified at anything babyish, so things like plushies and dinky playsets are best avoided. At the same time, overly complex or purely practical gifts won’t hit the spot either. 10-year-olds are beginning to explore their interests, but they’re still very much kids, so your chosen gift should reflect that. 

For example, the 10-year-old you’re buying for might be interested in cooking, but an expensive chef’s knife won’t cut it. A better bet is something fun like a fondue set or a cake decorating kit.

🙋 Do 10-year-olds play with toys?

10-year-olds most certainly play with toys – but not the same toys that 5-year-olds play with. If you count things like LEGO sets, puzzles and RC vehicles as toys, you could say that folks of any age can enjoy toys. 

Many 10-year-olds also love outdoor toys like water pistols, STEM toys like science kits and creative toys like craft sets. On the other hand, 10 is an age when kids can enjoy gifts that aren’t strictly toys and are more in line with the passions they are exploring. These could be things like musical instruments, books, gadgets, cooking equipment, video games and art supplies. 

🙋 What stage is age 10?

Depending on which developmental classification system you use, kids aged 10 fall into middle childhood (ages 9-11) or the early adolescence (ages 10-13). This uncertainty is perfectly characteristic of 10-year-olds – one foot in childhood and one foot heading into tweendom. Either way, 10-year-olds tend to become more independent from their family in their thoughts and activities and experience more profound and complex friendships. They may also be experiencing physical changes and emotional shifts due to puberty and increased concern about their appearance and what their peers think of them.

So… What Gift Should You Get?

As usual, that depends on the likes and interests of the 10-year-old you’re buying for. Do they love getting creative? Then you can’t go wrong with this comprehensive art set. Are they more into running around outdoors? This Supersoaker from Nerf is sure to get them pumped. Or do they love nothing more than the holy matrimony of movies and popcorn? Then this popcorn machine will undoubtedly hit the spot.

We’ve done our best to assemble a wide range of gifts to suit almost any 10-year-old. However, if you have an idea of a gift that should have made the list, don’t hesitate to let us know.

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