Sometimes it’s difficult to chose a gift for your child as they reach those awkward pre-teenage years. Help is at hand in the form of this varied list that gives some of the best toys for 11 year olds, both for boys and girls, and with a range of prices to suit all pockets.
Here is an upgraded version of the remote control car tracks you’re probably already familiar with, and any 11 year old speed freak will love it. Build any track you like and the clever AI system will learn it; the more you drive, the more upgrades you will earn. iOS or Android with WiFi required.
Ideal for budding artists or animal lovers, this paint your own horse set will make a lovely keepsake. Your child will be able to paint two models; one of an Arabian horse and the other of a Thoroughbred. It’s a lovely relaxing activity which is perfect if they’re getting a bit worked up.
Have you ever looked at a ship in a bottle and wondered how it got there? With this kit, you’ll be able to create one yourself, made entirely from LEGO bricks. It’ll definitely look the part as you can build a cork and wax element to “seal” the bottle, and there’s even a stand for it.
Super easy to play and loads of fun, these fully collapsible corn hole game boards are easy to transport so you can take them everywhere with you; the beach, your camping trip, or even just your backyard. Set comes with 2 corn hole boards and 8 bean bags.
Small enough to sit on the countertop while you prepare dinner, Victor the Robot Sidekick will be the perfect addition to your home. He’s powered by AI meaning he can do so many things such as set a timer, tell you the weather, and even take photos.
Everyone needs a special mug, and this handmade one is perfect for all llama lovers. Handmade from stoneware and then hand painted in gorgeous colors, Llana can hold up to 12 fluid ounces of your favorite warm drink, be that tea, coffee or maybe even cocoa.
There are so many ways to reduce stress, and one of the easiest is to use a stress ball. Give your child this unicorn stress relief kit, which includes a squishy unicorn and some silly putty unicorn poop, and they’ll have everything they need to calm themselves down whenever situations get too much.
If you have space for one of these in your home or backyard, you definitely need it for your children. Perfect for encouraging them to play together nicely, this ping pong table is of competition standard, and you can have your own family tournaments to see who is the champion.
Blind boxes are so much fun because you don’t know what you’re getting inside them. If your child is a fan of Tokidoki Unicorno, this blind box from series 7 will be perfect. Inside they’ll get a mystery figure of 2.75 inches which they can add to their collection.
With so much focus on the waste we produce as a species, it’s up to us to try and reduce it. That doesn’t mean we have to miss out on cool things though, like this eco-conscious craft kit, which contains everything they need to create a cute memory book using nothing but earth friendly materials.
Making sure that you have good quality headphones is important for getting the best sound you can. Whether your child needs them for listening to music, playing games, or watching videos, these lightweight and streamlined Beats by Dre will do the trick however they use them.
Encouraging our children to get into the kitchen is vital for nurturing a lifetime love of good food. It’s proven that when kids help to make a meal, they’re more likely to eat it, which is where this book comes in. It contains 57 fun and delicious recipes which you and your child can make together.
Take your table tennis tournament anywhere with this portable net and post set. The expandable net means you can use it in almost any size space, and you also get two wooden paddles included so you can set up and start playing straight away.
Virtual reality is something which we are just beginning to understand – a lot of video games are starting to incorporate it into playtime. Get your children used to VR with this all in one headset which doesn’t require a PC or wires to use, making it super easy to get started.
Perfect for going over the door in their bedroom, this mini basketball hoop is great for improving their ball skills. Sometimes hitting the court just isn’t possible or practical, especially if the weather isn’t great, but with this hoop they never have to miss out on their practice again.
Let your kids hone their Nerf skills with this terrific target set. With a target that can stand up or be hung from a door, this set also contains a Firestrike blaster which sets off a precision light beam to confirm your shooting. There’s also 10 included suction darts.
This fun onesie is ideal for parties, dressing up, or just having fun at home. With an up front zipper, this soft fleece outfit also features a pink PV fur tummy, rib knit fabric sleeves, and feet hem bands. To cap it all, there’s also a detachable tail.
Mario kart is one of the best consoles games around and this latest version features all the usual characters in madcap racing action. Including every track from the Wii U version, this game supports up to 4 players locally whilst in TV mode, and also guest stars the Inklings.
Bring basketball action into your own living room with this simulation series that has held the top spot in recent years. With incredibly realistic gameplay and action, you’ll believe you are on the courts for real as you shoot the game winning 3 pointer from deep.
This high definition speaker system is universally compatible with Android and iPhone tablets, smartphones, and other Bluetooth enabled devices. With a built-in rechargeable battery, the speaker can be used in harsh environments as it is dustproof as well as waterproof, meaning that your tunes are always with you.
This latest Nintendo addition has a C stick for enhanced control, and built in amiibo compatibility and NFC support. With faster processing than its forerunners, this hand console still plays all the Nintendo 3DS games but also has parental controls which allow parents to restrict 3D mode for children 6 and under.
This terrific toy for 11 year olds will let them become the ultimate stylist using hair extensions, gems, and makeup stencils on the included model. A Lookbook is provided to help create their own looks and then to share, whilst 5 colors of makeup sticks are included to give endless looks.
The world building masterpiece that is Minecraft is a game that will excite youngsters and get their thought processes working about construction and design. From randomly created worlds to competitive multiplayer games, Minecraft will capture their imagination and let them build amazing things, such as castles or grand homes.
This groovy camera will inspire any kid to take up photography with its macro lens adapter for close ups and its new selfie mirror shutter with a speed of 1/60 second. The camera also has automatic exposure measurement to aid novices with their photographs and is powered by 2xAA batteries.
The echo dot is a hands free, voice controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart devices or make calls and receive messages amongst other actions. It can connect to speakers or headphones via Bluetooth or cable and can hear you from across the room with its 7 microphones.
This mini metal locker has a durable steel construction with a plate thickness of 0.6mm. Inside there are 6 hangers and 2 removable shelves, whilst on the rear of the door is a picture frame for a 2×2 inch photo. A padlock and key are also included to secure your locker.
This Go Pro camera has a 2 inch touch screen allowing you to quickly switch between modes and check out your captured footage. With voice control you can go hands free, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections allow you to connect to your camera remotely. Waterproof and durable heads up camera.
This Fire tablet has Alexa on board allowing you to ask for information and entertainment or to call or message friends. The tablet has 16 or 32GB internal storage, and a microSD card allows storage to expand up to 256GB. With 12 hours of battery life, you’ll never stop being connected.
This Nerf blaster has got 3 ways to shoot your opponent and secure your Nerf success. By attaching the Missile launcher and the stock, you’ll create a discreet missile blaster which can use the provided 10 elite darts, 4 MEGA darts and missile. An ideal toy for 11 year olds.
This fun Mario game allows you to explore huge 3D kingdoms that are filled with secrets and surprises. Your favorite plumber has brand new moves thanks to his friend Cappy and he can visit new and exciting locales such as skyscraper packed New Donk City. More madcap Mario fun awaits.
This alarm clock and charging station allows you to start the day with your favorite tunes whilst keeping your lightning capable iPhone/iPod fully charged. The clock syncs to the iPhone time and you can program up to 6 FM stations to blast out through the stereo high fidelity speakers.
This classic version of the Super NES system comes with its original look and feel but has now got 21 games preloaded and ready to play. The Classic edition is compatible with the Classic controller and accessories and has some of the best 2 player games of the past on board.
This fun game now has dual wielding Splat Dualies joining the action, complete with a new dodge roll move. There are new gameplay mechanics and brand new special weapons as well as exciting ways to play with the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
The Nintendo Switch has changed the face of consoles and still provides the same great gameplay you have come to expect of Nintendo. This pack includes the console, a switch dock, 2 Joy-Con controllers and their strap accessories, an HDMI cable and a Nintendo Switch AC adaptor.
This VR Gear will allow you to be transported to other worlds in games, video and images. Using the intuitive controller provided, you can drop, point, select and drag all with simple hand motions. There are hundreds of games to occupy you online through your compatible tablet.
This fun hair chalk will allow you to customize your hair, giving you the freedom to design your look the way you want it. The hair chalk can be applied to hair of any color and washes out easily with shampoo. There are 5 chalks included as well as 24 metallic beads.
These fun slippers will make a great gift for 11 year olds and can be worn round the house or for fun at any time. Made from 100% polyester, these slippers have gripped soles for safer footing and a padded foot bed to keep your feet from becoming sore and aching.
These fun socks are made from only combed cotton and come in a one size fits all. There’s high quality elasticated and enhanced cuffs to hold the sock securely in place, while friends and family can laugh at the amusing animal designs printed on the tops.
This console bundle includes the PlayStation 4 Slim 1 TB console with a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller and the Star Wars Battlefront II game. Become the hero and play as a fearless trooper, or pilot a legendary Starfighter on one of the fastest consoles available today.
When your kids are lying in bed, this handy table will give them extra space for their phones, tablets or magazines. Featuring the largest, strongest clamp on the market, this Scandinavian minimalist design, meticulously made by hand from bamboo, can hold up to 15lbs, putting all their requirements within reach.
This electric styling head will appeal to creative youngsters who want to put their own designs into practice. This doll has a long torso styling head, hands with paintable nails, three pigment powders, a shimmer base and other essentials to allow makeup to be practiced without expensive mistakes.
This Apple iPad mini has a 7.9 inch LED backlit multi-touch display and the Apple iOS 6 operating system. Inside there’s a dual core A5 chip and a 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording. A battery with 10 hours of life keeps you connected throughout the day.
With 40% more power than any other console, the Xbox One X will up your gaming to new levels. With 6 teraflops of graphical processing power inside and a 4K Blu-ray player, this console provides more immersive gameplay and entertainment. There’s also a whole community of online players to game along with.
This groovy doorbell will be a great toy for 11 year olds when installed on their bedroom door. By simply plugging the receiver into an electrical outlet, the transmitter button can reach over 500 feet to alert you to the presence of someone outside. A fun but practical gift.
This classic kick scooter is made of sturdy aircraft grade aluminum and features 125mm inline style urethane wheels with a springless shock absorbing system. With a patented rear fender brake for quick stops and an all new wheelie bar design, you’ll pull off tricks confidently on this quality scooter.
This clever set of headphones styled into the shape of cat’s ears has built in volume controlled circuitry that ensures sounds are within recommended levels for kid’s eardrums. With a noise reduction cable and a colorful look and feel, they’ll be reaching for these in the car or at home.
8 Really Cool Diy Gifts and Toys for 11 Year Old Girls and Boys
Make your kids their own bow and arrow set by following the instructions in this simple blog. With great detail and helpful photographs throughout, you’ll be shown how to put together a working child’s toy in no time. Great for the budding Robin Hoods of this world.
Make a trendy and colorful bracelet for your kids by checking out this helpful blog from a Mum that knows. Detailed instructions and color photographs go hand in hand to show you how to put together this inexpensive gift. Let their creative urges go by letting them join you in making this great gift.
If you want to give a gift that says more than it costs, then check out this great blog that has a terrific frame endorsed with a special saying or comment from yourself. Easy instructions combine with helpful photographs to assist you in building this thoughtful gift for your special child.
Kids need their headphones for all manner of things, and there’s nothing more annoying than finding them all tangled up. Stop this from happening by making your child a super cool headphone holder; simply follow the instructions in this blog post and you’ll be able to make one for every member of the family.
Children have a tendency to lose things. Keep their tablet safe with this DIY tablet holder which has a zippered pocket, perfect for keeping their headphones or charger in. Let them choose the fabric you use and they won’t have a problem using it.
Give your kids somewhere to sit and chill out with this hanging macramé chair. It’s not the easiest to make, but once you’ve got the hang of it, you’ll be making one for every room of the house. Hang one in their room close to their bookcase and it’ll reignite their love of reading.
Hanging fairy lights in a room instantly adds a relaxing atmosphere, and these DIY ones are made out of ping pong balls and LED lights. Whether you choose colored lights or plain white ones, these lights will look awesome in any room you hang them in.
Skater style shoes are very fashionable at the moment, but the price tag which comes with the big labels means they’re not affordable to everyone. Take a pair of the plainer (and cheaper) slip on ones and use this blog post to get inspiration on how to decorate them exactly as you’d like them.
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