7 Awesome Gifts for Tween Boys

Get help finding the right gifts for tween boys. 7 cool ideas for finding gifts your tween boy will like and use for maximum gift giving enjoyment #tweengifts #tweenboys

TOP GIFTS FOR TWEEN BOYS -2019

 

Buying gifts for tween boys can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.

 

By this age, most kids are into some type of activity or have a strong interest in something.

 

So you would think this makes it easier to find your tween a present.

 

Just get them something they need or want having to do with their hobby.

 

Well, there’s one problem with that….everyone else is doing the same thing.

 

Bombarding kids and parents with tons of Lego’s or all things baseball can get old.

 

Grandparents seem to take this to a whole new level.

 

When our oldest was about 4, we had everything Scooby-Doo you could imagine.  It’s fun for a while but most kids have outgrown or given up most interests.

 

It the long run it gets to feel wasteful and as the interests change, how many Wiggles, Scooby, Cat in the Hat, Lego, Ninja Turtle, Beyblade, Minion, Superman, The Walking Dead blankets do they need anyway.

 

But if you do get one,  seriously, get a full size one, the tiny toddler size ones seem fun, but it doesn’t cover anyone for long.

 

I like finding a balance between useful, fun, needed and long-lived… if I can.  A few of these hit them all.

 

Check out these gifts for tween boys #tween #gifts #giftideas #tweengifts #boys

 

 

 

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1. Gift Cards to Do “Stuff”

 

While this may seem like a cop out on the shopping side and not a need, I disagree.

 

For one, as a parent of three kids, it can get expensive taking them fun places.   Because of these cards we have been able to do fun things with the kids even when we couldn’t afford it.

 

Museums, movies out, Redbox movies in or go out to lunch.    Mini-golf.  Roller skating.  Ice Skating.

 

When in doubt, what tween doesn’t like one of these…

 

 

What’s in your area that tween boys like to do?

 

Family fun time is a necessity, and yes, I know there are so many things you can do for free. Memories of these trips and the bonds they help create are important.  Even if there’s yelling and crying involved.  Or is that just us?  And by us I mean me.  LOL

 

But be honest,  we all love to go bowling, or to Chuck E. Cheese, okay well maybe not actually Chuck E. Cheese.   But everyone looks like the fun parent or the awesome gift giver when we get to go places we might not normally be able to dish out for.

 

If you buy gifts for families with more than one kid, get either one big card for everyone or individual cards for each member.

 

Similarly, if you do store gift cards, all the same store can turn into a family gift. We have pooled together gift cards to get one big family gift.  That’s fun too.

 

2. Life Straw water bottle for the adventurous and sporty tween

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This water bottle is not inexpensive but having safe water is priceless.

 

If your tween likes to hike, camp, or play sports this is great because you can refill on the go without worrying about the quality of the water at its source.

 

3.  A sleeping bag for tween boys is a great gift

 

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This is the time to go big or go home.

Look for sales, look for coupons or go in with someone else.  But get a good one.  Done right, this gift can last a lifetime.

Whether your family camps or your kids get involved in scouts or goes on sleepovers or tents in the backyard.  Or heads off on a road trip with his girlfriend at 21.

A good sleeping bag is an awesome thing to have.  And the Wiggles one won’t last, neither will Toy Story.   Cheap bags are too small and not at all warm.

We have this one by Eastern Mountain Sports

 

 

We also have another one by Northface bought back around 1995.  It’s still perfect.

 

Grab one of these to go with the sleeping bag for a great theme gift.

 

 

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4.  Kindle Fire is a gift loved by all ages

 

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We got these tablets last year.  Two of the kids and I have them.  It has saved fights over the TV.  Over Netflix.  Over the computer.  It has kept them busy at doctors offices.  On long car rides.   And have been used during homeschool for learning apps.

While I’m not promoting excessive screen use, these tablets are excellent.  They perform like an expensive tablet, with a nice price tag.  Always a great price, though we snagged them during Black Friday for $35.

They do offer a kids edition, however, we just have the regular one.  Ours came out before the version with Alexa, so I don’t have any opinion on that.

Regular websites are a bit slow, but we don’t use it for that.  Games, apps and even Netflix work great.  

The camera isn’t great but for beginning with photos and video, the kids enjoy it.

 

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Amazon has its own app store, it contains MOST apps you find on Google Play.

 

I use mine exclusively for reading.  Not just for purchase, e-books can be “borrowed” from the library.

 

Don’t’ forget the volume limited headphones or earbuds to go with it.

 

 

5. These solar lights are a super cool gift for tween boys

 

 

d.light S2 LED Task Light, Rechargeable Solar Lantern

 

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We have two of each of these at our house.   While we bought them for emergency use, the kids love them. We have used them as night lights, bedside lights for camping, taken them on vacation or used them for fun.

 

We bought them four years ago and they’re still just like new after tons of use.

 

6.  National Geographic Kids Almanac

 

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I bought this book on a whim for my son 2 years ago.  While he does really like it, my tween daughter loves it so much that the newest version has been on her wish list for Christmas every year since.  Right now we have two, but you better believe it will be under the tree again this year.  With it’s format of little tidbits, my tweens like to read it at bedtime and frequently spout off little facts…”Hey did you know…”

 

7. A ukulele is one of the hottest gifts for tweens

 

 

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We don’t have one of these yet, but we want one.   

Update:  Okay, now we have one!  My tweens love watching YouTube tutorials and fooling around learning how to play.

Music is an interest that can be a lifelong hobby.  The ukulele has become quite popular with many age groups, but I think the size makes it much easier for kids than a guitar.

Our friend’s daughter has one and taught herself to play.  Within just a few months she can play quite a few adult popular songs. and we have seen her live and via the internet.  

She does have a musical background and just turned 14 (so a bit older than the tween set).  But she’s already amazing.

 

Check out these posts for more gift ideas:

 

7 Awesome Gifts for Tween Girls (some overlap)

7 Awesome Gifts for Teen Boys  (some overlap)

Christmas Shopping from Your Coupon Stockpile

All-Time Favorite Must Read for Tween Girls

Gift Ideas for Caregivers

How to Make a Hot Cold Pack Even if You Suck at Sewing

 

Cool and trendy presents for the tween boy on your gift giving list for 2019. #gifts #tweens #boygifts

 

Check out these gifts for tween boys #tween #gifts #giftideas #tweengifts #boys

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