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39 Cool Gifts for 10 Year Olds That They’ll Actually Use

Check out this list of gifts for 10 year olds featuring creative suggestions they will actually use. From craft kits to scrapbooking, and board games to electronics, there is something on this list to suit every child’s taste. Whether they are budding artists, builders, or fashion designers, you can spark their creativity with these ideas.

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Creativity for Kids It's My Life Scrapbook Kit

Creativity for Kids It's My Life Scrapbook Kit

If you are looking for creative and crafty gifts for 10 year olds, check out this scrapbook kit that has everything they need to start their own journal. This deluxe set comes with a spiral bound scrapbook with 16 pages of layouts, 200 stickers, decorative paper, stencil, marker, and more.

$19.99


Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit

Elmer’s Galaxy Slime Starter Kit

It’s no secret that kids love slime and with this Galaxy Slime Starter Pack they can make out-of-this-world sparkly, glittery slime they will enjoy playing with for hours. The set comes with Elmer’s glitter glue in pink, purple, and blue, plus a simple recipe to make cosmically fun slime.

$13.71


Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

Kids love to play games, and while good sportsmanship is important, it is even more fun to “Beat the Parents!” In this game, parents and kids go head-to-head in the ultimate match-up to see who knows the most Disney trivia. With 160 question cards, this game provides hours of play without repetition.

$59.00


ALEX Spa Ultimate Sketch It Nail Pens Party

ALEX Spa Ultimate Sketch It Nail Pens Party

This is the perfect gift to have on hand for a birthday party or sleepover. Girls will have hours of fun with this nail art set that includes all the tools needed to create custom nail designs. Over 200 pieces include nail pens, adhesive nails, appliques, stickers, and more.

Prices Vary


Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition

Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition

These Fast & Furious robotic cars pair up with your child’s mobile device for interactive, high-flying racing action. With eight battlefields and unlimited possibilities using expansion packs, your little speedster will battle furiously to win the game! This is the best of both worlds, electronic gaming with real cars and track. Compatible with iOS or Android.

$65.00


Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

The magic of Harry Potter meets the science of the muggle world with this wand coding kit. Your witch or wizard can build an interactive wand that responds to their movements. With over 70 challenges, including making feathers fly, goblets multiply, fire glow, and pumpkins grow, your child will learn to code like a magician.

$119.99


$25 Xbox Gift Card

$25 Xbox Gift Card

When you don’t know what to give them, just remember a gift card always works. For Xbox fans, there is always a need to buy more games, apps, and expansion packs, plus you can download blockbuster movies the day they are released, music, television, and more. This $25 gift card lets them choose their favorites.

$25.00


Cubelets Robot Blocks

Cubelets Robot Blocks

Cubelets are an amazing new robotic building toy that comes with two brick connectors that allow for connected play with other brick-based construction kits. These innovative cubes inspire creative thinking with functions such as drive, flashlight, distance, brightness, and passive, while the battery block allows for hours of continuous play.

$149.95

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere on the Nintendo Switch. Kids can race their friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning courses. This version includes every track from Wii U, plus all-new guest characters.

$49.94


Personalized Hobby Blanket

Personalized Hobby Blanket

Full of personality, just like your child, these adorable personalized hobby blankets will always remind them of how special they are. For the screen-printed character, you choose a hobby, skin tone, hair color, and clothing. Whether they are into sports, gardening, art, or dancing, you will find the perfect illustration to choose from.

$125.00


Envy One Series 2 Scooter

Envy One Series 2 Scooter

This scooter with its sassy pop of color and sleek design says “I mean business.” The aluminum deck is a generous 19.5 inches long, and has black, high tensile steel bars, 5-spoke wheels, and a new nylon bolt on the brake, which among other features, makes this a smooth riding machine.

Prices Vary


Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones

Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones

Beats headphones are all the rage and with so many style and performance choices, you can select the best option for your kid. This wired set in a bold blue is streamlined for a custom fit and features fine-tuned acoustics for clarity and balance. Durable and foldable, perfect for on-the-go.

Prices Vary


NES Classic Edition

NES Classic Edition

Share your childhood gaming experience with your kids and relive those classic games of your youth. This Nintendo entertainment system has the original look and feel, only smaller and sleeker in design. It comes with 30 preloaded games including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and more.

Prices Vary

littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

littleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Combine the allure of superhero battle gear with robotics and building sets and you get this – a build-your-own gauntlet with real powers. This kit includes everything you need – electronic building blocks, an LED matrix, stickers, battery, and more. This easy introduction to coding can grow with your child to more advanced activities.

$69.95


Roald Dahl Boxed Set

Roald Dahl Boxed Set

This special boxed set of Roald Dahl classics includes The Witches, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and more. These 15 books guarantee your child a lifetime of magic and adventure, and this is a set they will treasure in their personal library for years to come.


Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far

Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far

This Kingdom of Hearts PS4 game will thrill your little gaming fan. Join Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their journey across the Disney universe. The story contains 9 epic kingdom hearts experiences; play through them all from the very beginning. Mystery and adventure await your child at every turn in this game.

$28.99


Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set

Grandparent Grandchild Activity Set

This grandparent and child activity set is a priceless gift as you encourage intergenerational bonding that is precious for both the adult and child. Each gets their own color-coordinated deck of cards to experience a variety of creative and fun activities as a team. When both decks are completed, exchange them for a cherished keepsake.

$38.00


Not Parent Approved: A Hilarious Card Game

Not Parent Approved: A Hilarious Card Game

This “not parent approved” card game for mischief makers is fun for the whole family – even the parents, whether they approve or not! This hilarious word game of fill-in-the-blanks is designed to introduce a love of tabletop games to a screen-obsessed generation. Easy-to-learn, hilarious to play.

$28.45


Play Your Way Ice Cream Maker

Play Your Way Ice Cream Maker

You’ve never had an ice cream party like this! Throw the “don’t play with your food” rule right out the window. In one side of the ball, add your ingredients. In the other, add ice and salt. Then flip, shake, kick, throw, and roll your way to delicious kid-made ice cream in just 20 minutes.

$50.00


ALEX Spa Ultimate Hair Accessories Salon

ALEX Spa Ultimate Hair Accessories Salon

This hair accessories salon is the perfect gift for the aspiring young hair stylist. Over one hundred pieces include headbands, barrettes, hair chalk, feathers, gems, beads, flowers, felt, tulle, ribbons, elastics, glue, a comb, and more to create unique, one-of-a-kind hair art. Girls will have hours of fun styling hair with this set.

$25.00


Barbie Fashion Plates All-in-One Studio

Barbie Fashion Plates All-in-One Studio

Barbie Fashion Plates Studio is the perfect gift for Barbie fans and budding fashion designers. The kit includes 15 double-sided fashion plates, drawing tablet, paper, crayon holder and crayons, plus easy-to-follow instructions. Girls can mix and match over 100 trendy outfits with different accessories, patterns, and textures.

Prices Vary


Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Check out this wobbling, shifting, game of skill that is fun for the whole family. Roll the die to see which rods you have to balance without it all toppling down! It takes nerves of steel and a steady hand to win this game which is guaranteed to fill the house with laughter.

Prices Vary


Sew Cool Stuffed Characters Project Kit

Sew Cool Stuffed Characters Project Kit

This stuffed plush sewing kit is designed to be used with the “Sew Cool Studio” which is sold separately. Easy instructions, fabric, and embellishments will inspire young sewers to stitch and design their own characters and fashions. The kit includes 5 pre-cut projects, a bag of loose stuffing, and more.

Prices Vary


Pokemon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokemon!

Pokemon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokemon!

Give your Pokémon fan this cute origami set featuring 48 pages of instructions and all the specialty paper needed to complete 10 Pokémon. Inspire their creativity with these adorable paper sculptures that will be fun to make and display. Great for a rainy day activity.

$44.33


LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon

LEGO Ninjago Movie Green Ninja Mech Dragon

From the Ninjago movie comes this massive LEGO build kit of the Green Ninja Mech Dragon featuring a mini-figurine cockpit, articulated snapping jaws, a poseable body, a wheel-activated, whipping, spiked tail, and two leg-mounted stud shooters. It includes 4 mini-figurines for hours of creative and adventurous play.

$139.50


The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)

The New Captain Underpants Collection (Books 1-5)

Kids love the hilarious adventures of “Captain Underpants” and in this five book set, they can follow along as George and Harold duel “Dr. Diaper,” tackle the talking toilets, clash with the crazy cafeteria ladies, and plot against “Professor Poopypants.” With subjects like these, you know your young reader will be howling with laughter.

$18.98


Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition

Watch Ya' Mouth Throwdown Edition

If you are looking for great gifts for 10 year olds, give them perhaps the most hilarious game ever invented, “Watch Ya’ Mouth.” Players wear an enormous mouth piece, making it insanely difficult to pronounce even the simplest words, which is the whole point. The game is perfect for 2 – 10 players.

$18.96


LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty

LEGO Ninjago Movie Destiny's Bounty

This massive LEGO set of the ship “Destiny’s Bounty” from the Ninjago movie comes with over two thousand building bricks. The ship features three levels, a double-headed dragon figurehead, Wu’s bedroom, dojo, training dummy, and weapons. It also comes with 7 mini-figurines and dozens of accessories for hours of adventurous play.

$353.99


Crayola Fashion Superstar

Crayola Fashion Superstar

Fashion superstars will love this fashion design kit with a 62 page fashion booklet, colored pencils, markers, and a supply case for storage. Young designers start off with the coloring book, then upload designs using the free fashion app, which adds to the experience with fun challenges and rewards.

$36.36


Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book

Minecraft fans will love this book, “Diary of a Minecraft Zombie,” written in diary format and featuring the musings of a middle school aged zombie from the popular game. Written in short paragraphs about each day’s adventures, this is a fun, fast read that kids will love.

$5.71


Drawing Stencils Set for Kids

Drawing Stencils Set for Kids

Give your young artist the gift of this incredible stencil set featuring 16 large stencils, a variety of white and colored paper, colored pencils, a sharpener, and a three-color ballpoint pen. It all comes in a handy case with convenient handle. There are over 300 individual designs to mix and match to create different scenes.

$26.35


Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Kids love these modern, Instax cameras that produce tiny, instant photos like Polaroids back in the old days. This cute, easy-to-hold camera comes in a variety of colors including Ice Blue and Lime Green. With a variety of high tech features, these cameras are designed for great close-ups and brighter pictures.

$69.99


Minecraft Zombie with Pop Out Flames Action Figure

Minecraft Zombie with Pop Out Flames Action Figure

Give your Minecraft fan a gift that takes his block-building, electronic game out into the real world. This 5” figurine of a zombie features a pop-out flames accessory. The arms and legs are fully articulated and have game-authentic features true to that character. You will want to collect all in the series.

$49.99


Cozy Hands Scarf Knitting Craft Kit for Kids

Cozy Hands Scarf Knitting Craft Kit for Kids

This scarf knitting kit is the perfect gift for young crafters. This kit teaches kids how to knit their own colorful scarf while developing skills that will last a lifetime. They can wow family and friends with their creations and these make great DIY gifts.

Prices Vary


Harry Potter Coloring Book

Harry Potter Coloring Book

This Harry Potter coloring book is the perfect gift for fans of “The Boy Who Lived.” It invites you to create your own scenes in iconic story locations such as The Forbidden Forest and Hogwarts Castle. From the Tri-Wizard Tournament to the Battle for Hogwarts, these scenes evoke the magic of the books and films.

$9.34


Kahootz Spirograph Design Tin Set

Kahootz Spirograph Design Tin Set

Kids will love this updated version of the Spirograpth kit that you loved as a child. The interlocking wheels and gears create elegant designs that anyone can create with the swirl of a pen. It includes 7 wheels in various sizes, putty, paper, pens, and a handy tin storage tray.

$14.99


LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Resistance Transport Pod

LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII Resistance Transport Pod

This LEGO Star Wars transport pod features a 2 mini-figurine cockpit with removable canopy, stud shooter, dual spring-loaded shooters, and more. It also comes with three mini-figurines Finn, Rose, and BB-8. Star Wars fans will love acting out exciting scenes from the movie, as well as creating their own.

$46.15


Star Wars Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

Star Wars Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game

This Star Wars “Bloxels” game allows kids to create their own Star Wars video game using real-world tactile pieces which are then translated into an electronic game world. Gamers will lay-out and design their world on the physical game board, then watch it come to digital life in the included app.

$16.19


Ravensburger Labyrinth Board Game

Ravensburger Labyrinth Board Game

In Labyrinth, the hugely popular board game for kids and adults alike, players are in a race to collect treasures while battling an ever-moving maze! Players can insert extra tiles into the game to move walls or open passages. There is lots of replay value in a game with so many combinations of play.

$30.07


Star Wars Hot Wheels Spaceship Models

Star Wars Hot Wheels Spaceship Models

These space ship models are the ultimate gifts for 10 years olds who love Star Wars. This 12 vehicle set includes two character figurines, plus space ships from a number of the movies, that also come with a plastic flight stand for display. These high quality detailed space crafts will provide hours of adventurous play.

Prices Vary


VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

The Kidizoom Action Cam is the perfect camera for the kid on-the-go. It takes photos and records video, plus it has a slow and fast-motion feature, accessories that mount it on a bike or skateboard, and an all-weather case that is good for underwater shots up to 6 feet deep.

Prices Vary


Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

Scientific Explorer Disgusting Science Kit

Discover why feet stink, and make fake snot, with this aptly named “Disgusting Science” kit. Kids learn fun facts about the human body and its byproducts, becoming completely grossed out in the process. It includes petri dishes, magnifier, gelatin, sugar, yeast, food coloring, cotton swabs, and everything needed to do lots of gross experiments.

$13.99


Pony or Horse Scrapbook Kit

Pony or Horse Scrapbook Kit

This scrapbook kit is perfect for the girl who has her own horse or just loves being around them. Over a hundred pieces include a secret scrapbook with passcode lock, stickers, adhesive jewels, a feather pin, craft tape, and more to create pages of beautiful memories. Great for girls who enjoy arts and crafts.

$26.98


Super NES Classic

Super NES Classic

This Super Nintendo – Classic Edition has the original look and feel of the ‘90s home console, only smaller, and this one comes fully loaded with twenty one games! Enjoy a vintage gaming experience with such classic and new games as Super Mario Kart, Yoshi, Planet Zebes, and more.

$249.00


Riwbox Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Riwbox Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Every kid needs a good pair of headphones and they will love this comfortable, wireless set that has colorful, dancing LED lights beating in time to the music. The foldable design makes them easy to carry and you can control the music – play, pause, volume, and more – directly from the headset for maximum convenience.

$29.98


Marvel Titan Hero Series Iron Man

Marvel Titan Hero Series Iron Man

If you have a superhero in your house who loves The Avengers, get them this classic 12” Iron Man figurine. With 5 points of articulation, your child can engage in epic battles and adventures. Go ahead and stock up on all the figures in the Titan Hero series to make your little one super happy.

$38.95


Harrisville Design Potholder Loom Kit

Harrisville Design Potholder Loom Kit

If you are looking for great crafty gifts for 10 year olds, take a look at this pot holder loom kit. It comes with a metal loom, two tools, and enough cotton loops to make two potholders. Once kids learn to hand-weave, they can make many more for friends and family.

$29.95


Just My Style Emoticon Scrapbook

Just My Style Emoticon Scrapbook

Young scrapbookers will love this emoticon-themed scrapbooking kit featuring a whopping 1,200 items! It includes a 30 page scrapbook, punch-out sheets, cards and envelopes, sticker sheets, sequins, gemstones, scissors, glue, decorative tape, and more to create a fun and personal scrapbook. Crafty kids will spend hours creating their very own journal.

$13.97


LEGO Friends Pop Star Dressing Room Building Kit

LEGO Friends Pop Star Dressing Room Building Kit

LEGO Friends Pop Star Dressing Room has everything your child needs to pretend to be a pop star! The dressing room has three different areas, one to try on outfits in front of a full-length mirror, a dressing table for make-up and hair, and a fancy pampering area for Cookie, the Dalmatian pup.

$137.99


Creativity for Kids Designed by You Hair Bow Maker

Creativity for Kids Designed by You Hair Bow Maker

This fun, creative kit allows your child to design five gorgeous hair bows. The kit comes with sturdy metal hair clips, embellishments, and 20’ of colorful ribbon. The handy bow-making tool is what makes the process super-simple. Girls will love creating their own hair accessories and even giving them to friends.

$16.00


Blank Comic Book: Variety of Templates

Blank Comic Book: Variety of Templates

Little artists who enjoy drawing comics will love this blank comic book with 110 pages of lay-out templates ranging from 2 to 9 panels. The 8.5” x 11” book has a matte cover and comes with good quality paper featuring a variety of lay-out options. Go ahead and buy more than one.

$5.99


Hatchimals Penguala

Hatchimals Penguala

Hatchimals are strange little creatures born from eggs. The animal comes inside an egg ready to hatch, but they need your help! Care for the egg until you see rainbow eyes glowing through, then encourage your pet, who will really peck his way out, then raise your baby through three stages of development.

$159.99


ALEX Spa Deluxe Hair Chalk Salon

ALEX Spa Deluxe Hair Chalk Salon

This hair chalk kit is guaranteed fun as a birthday party or sleepover activity. It comes with 12 colors ranging from bright primary shades to glittery metallics. There is also a beading tool, hair elastics, and thirty beads for even more hair fun, and it all comes in a handy storage case.

$16.68


LEGO Nexo Knights Macy's Thunder Mace Building Kit

LEGO Nexo Knights Macy's Thunder Mace Building Kit

Great gifts for 10 year olds often start with LEGO, and for fans of the Cartoon Network show, “Nexo Knights,” this build kit featuring Thunder Mace is a perfect choice. It includes rapid fire shooters for Macy’s Photon Mace and accessories like a helmet, visor, and shield, plus NEXO armor and 3 mini-figurines.

$54.99

8 Diy Toys and Gifts for 10 Year Olds

Diy The Scoop Ice Cream Gift Basket

Diy The Scoop Ice Cream Gift Basket

Be the hit of the party when you show up with this beautiful DIY ice cream basket. Customize it with cones, cups, sprinkles, spoons, toppings, napkins, and more to make a functional gift that will be highly appreciated. Just don’t forget to pick up a gallon of ice cream on your way over.

Diy Handmade Movie Night Gift Basket

Diy Handmade Movie Night Gift Basket

Give the gift of a great Movie Night with this tutorial on making a movie-themed gift basket. You can easily customize it to your taste and budget, but some ideas include a large reusable popcorn bucket, microwave popcorn packets, boxed candy, a DVD or a movie gift card.

Hammock Chair Diy

Hammock Chair Diy

Check out this tutorial for making a fun hammock chair. With some basic supplies, power tools, and handy craft skills, you can create a custom chair your kids will love. Pick a favorite fabric and create a cozy, quiet spot for your child to read or daydream.

Diy Chocolate Slime

Diy Chocolate Slime

Kids never tire of playing with slime, and this “chocolate” puffy version looks good enough to eat. Check out this recipe for a borax-free slime that looks just like a chocolate treat, and add colorful foam beads to represent sprinkles. Fun for a party activity, and you can bag some up as a take-home favor.


Diy No Sew T-Shirt Bag

Diy No Sew T-Shirt Bag

Turn a t-shirt into a no-sew tote bag with this creative idea. Cut according to directions, then seal the bottom closed with a fringe-tying method. This is a great group activity and perfect for a birthday. Kids will love being able to use their tote bag for the beach, library, or anywhere!


Diy Tween Reading Room Nook

Diy Tween Reading Room Nook

Check out this site for creating a cozy reading nook and hang-out space in your tween’s room. Kids love a private spot to relax, and with this clever idea to make a canopy surrounding a comfy bean bag and pillows, you can give them this space quickly and easily.


Diy Fairy Garden Mason Jar

Diy Fairy Garden Mason Jar

These fairy garden mason jars are adorable. Make them for all of your child’s friends, teachers, anyone who could use a bit of lighthearted magic to make them smile. Follow this tutorial and use it to springboard your imagination for creating your own clever gardens.


Diy Flower Pens

Diy Flower Pens

Flower pens are fun and easy to make. Check out this simple idea for how to create your own colorful garden of writing implements, and use your imagination to create all kinds of pretty options. This would be a fun party activity and take-home favor as well.

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