Gifts for 11 year old boys are easy. Just find something to challenge their imaginations, hone their athletic skills, appeal to their sense of adventure, make them feel grown up, and not smell pink. From RC cars to electric scooters to video game consoles, there’s something for every marvelous, unique, and curious boy you know.
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision set is like no other handheld projectile blaster. You trust Nerf to bring high-quality foam darts to the table, and now they’ve stepped up the game with a light beam targeting system on the Firestrike Blaster. Now target practice is as much fun as competing in a Nerf darts match.
We prize versatility, so it’s no wonder our kids appreciate versatility in their pursuits. The Nintendo Switch is the most versatile gaming console available. It gives your serious player options for playing at home or on the go with their favorite device, plus, the exclusive Nintendo Switch Parental Control app allows you to track their activity.
Summer’s coming, and with it, the renewed opportunity for your youngsters to hit the beach or the pool. Imagine how much fun they’ll have with the Phankey waterproof digital camera made especially for kids. They can capture all their daring diving, swimming, and surfing adventures, or shoot the amazing environment, their friends, and sea creatures.
If you think gifts for 11 year old boys should appeal to their unlimited energy, the Tangle NightBall glow-in-the-dark light-up LED football is the ideal choice. Dawn-to-dusk isn’t enough time to expend all the enthusiasm boys have – a rowdy after dark football game might be just the ticket to extend playtime to match their power.
Do you know a young man who’s ready for his first tablet computer? The Apple iPad Mini is just the right size for a savvy kiddo and of course, Apple has apps for all the games and videos of gross things his heart could desire. It’s the perfect challenge to his curiosity and intellect.
Do you have a youngster who’s starstruck? A fellow who can’t get enough of the skies? The ArtCreativity telescope, especially for kids, opens up a world of heavenly bodies without an astronomical price tag! All the features you expect in a quality instrument without the complicated operation. It’s so easy, a child can use it.
How many characters are involved in your child’s make-believe world? With the Toysmith voice changer, those characters can now sound as distinct as they appear in your kiddo’s imagination. Having more tools to bring a vision to life – or in this case, a voice – enhances the experience and encourages the continued exploration of possibilities.
Do you remember making notebook paper planes? Some people were clearly more aerodynamically gifted than others. This kit has better quality paper, with fun colors and decorative stickers, as well as folding instructions for paper airplanes the Wright Brothers would be proud to fly. It’s the perfect kit for a rainy day or party activity.
Turn your backyard into “Party Central” with this massive 15’ trampoline with slam-dunk basketball fun. The breakaway rim with hook-and-loop attachment comes with 2 foam basketballs for safe fun. Designed to the highest safety standards, this jumper is so well made, the frame is backed by a 3-year warranty.
Why go to an arcade when you can have one at home? This two-player basketball gaming table has LED lights and authentic sounds, and kids can play eight different games including setting a game clock and practicing free throws under pressure. This is the perfect gift for little basketball fans.
Nothing is cooler than a real robot, and your little engineer will love this guy. There are many modes to play with, including obstacle avoidance and line-follow, and he takes 15 minutes to build and can be controlled by remote or smart app. Follow instructions or use your imagination to go wild.
Win the award for best gift-giver ever when your kid sees this! A cool, battery powered scooter with speeds of up to 15 mph will thrill your pre-teen. Boasting features which include a hand-operated rear brake, kickstand, extra wide tires, and removable seat, this super-sized deck and frame is for riders of all sizes.
This app-enabled robotic ball gives your kid endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Learn to code using multiple formats, complete hands-on activities, and take this little guy out for a wild spin. Durable and waterproof, it also has a 2 hour battery life per charge.
This wireless controller for Playstation 4 has the feel, shape, and sensitivity of the dual analog sticks and trigger buttons, but has been improved to provide a greater sense of control. No matter what games they play, features like the built-in speaker and clickable touchpad will provide a more thrilling experience.
This sleek remote-controlled racing boat is perfect for lakes, ponds, or even the swimming pool, as it can reach up to an amazing 20 miles per hour. The durable anti-flip design and easy controls make this all about fun not frustration, and it even comes with a bonus battery to double playing time.
Your Pokemon fan will go nuts over this classic collection of books featuring the original adventures of Ash and his loyal Pikachu. This 8 volume chapter book set tells the fun and fast-paced stories of characters featured in Pokemon GO and the original animated series on Netflix.
Minecraft gamers will love bringing their virtual worlds to life with this LEGO “Desert Outpost” building set. The 519 pieces include Steve and Alex minifigures, 2 skeletons, a wolf, and a TNT element. Other sets in the series include The Village, The Dungeon, and more – use multiple sets together for the ultimate offline gaming experience.
Young rock stars can get a head start on their hit tunes with this beginner’s acoustic guitar. Designed with three strings, instead of six, this instrument comes with a helpful set of flashcards to help them learn the chords. Your musical prodigy will be ready for their world tour in no time!
This is MiBro, your boy’s robot partner in fun and mischief. Your child can use his electronic buddy to tell jokes and talk to friends from around the corner (fun) or spy on friends and family by secretly listening to their conversations (mischief.) He’s also a prize pranker with over 50 functions and sound effects.
This LEGO Gadgets building set is the perfect, hands-on STEM toy. Providing hours of building fun, this complete set contains all 58 elements needed to build 11 different machines. From the practical to the silly, your little engineer will love creating the robo-basher, spin-o-vision, gravity drop coaster, and more.
This is like a computer coding course in-a-box. This STEM kit teaches kids real coding while they build fun, hands-on projects. It includes everything you need; 12 electronic pieces, free software, a carrying case, and reference cards for dozens of different circuits. Learning is so much fun, your child won’t even realize it is happening.
Spikeball is a fun, active, and competitive game for 2 on 2 teams. Taking the world by storm, this game is great to play in the backyard, at the beach, park, or anywhere you want to strike up a game. The foldable legs make it highly portable and the adjustable net allows for customizing play.
This original “Tinkering Labs” kit lets your budding engineer build and rebuild endless robotic creations. With over 50 pieces, including electronics, motors, hardware, and challenge cards, your tinkerer can build robots, cars, motors for LEGOS, and more. This inventor’s set is a unique STEM tool perfect for ages 8 and up.
Construction sites are fascinating, especially to a youngster who can envision a magnificent building blooming from a pile of beams. The Dickie Mega Crane playset is just the thing for your creative dreamer. Simple assembly required to put together a four-foot crane that operates by remote control. Today the playroom, tomorrow the world.
Did you know caribou outnumber people in Alaska? Does your child want to know everything? Are you tired of the incessant questions? Would you like a minute to breathe? National Geographic Kids offers “5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything) 3” to satisfy even the most curious kid. It’s all here—from “Aaron Hank” to “Zulu tribe”.
Marky Sparky Blast Pad Missile Launcher. That’s fun to say! Imagine how much fun your kids will have when they take Marky Sparky outside and jump on the blast pad to see who can send their missile the highest? It’s totally kid-powered, no batteries required. Just fresh air, a hefty jump, and a competitive spirit.
The MICO walkie-talkie radios are long-range communication devices, especially for kids. When we say “long range” we mean 2-3 miles in the open. Add other features, like cool camo design, tough exterior, and easy operation and you’ve got a winner. Ideal for hiking or other outdoor activities, or just to play hide-n-seek at home.
Power. Adventure. Dirt. These components are the things boys’ dreams are made of. The Razor RX200 brings the power in this off-road model. It’s ready to tackle the trail where the sidewalk ends so your youngster will enjoy an amazing adventure. At speeds up to 12 MPH, he’ll leave everything else in the dirt.
What could be more Minecraft than LEGO? This building set features the Polar Igloo – there are a lot of white blocks – as the setting for a great Minecraft adventure. A Polar bear and a baby Polar bear are included along with Alex for all sorts of chilling scenarios. This kit is compatible with other LEGO sets.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie spawned any number of great building kits, including the Water Strider. It’s an awesome machine that’s fun to build, then kids can add the four minifigures, start the proverbial engines and recreate their favorite scenes from the movie, or customize adventures. Finding gifts for 11 year old boys just got easy.
Razor is the first name in two-wheeled scooters, and with the kick-start electric Power Core E90, the wow factor just increased exponentially. With a wider deck for increased riding comfort, push-button throttle, and hand-operated brake, this little dynamo whizzes down the street at 10 MPH. It’s the ideal vehicle for around the neighborhood transportation.
Radio control vehicles are favorites of boys from 1 to 100. This super cool rotation robot by Sunfei is the craziest—it doesn’t just roll forward and back—THIS crazy-looking set of wheels is a jumping flexible RC toy. So while all the other kids are scratching their heads, your driver is bouncing and trouncing the field.
Are you shopping for a serious gamer? The PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB console is the ultimate gaming system, with options for multiple players, online play, or simply to stream videos and movies. With multiple titles available from G-rating and up to mature, this system will keep your kiddos playing from here to infinity and beyond.
Do you have a player that eats, breathes, and sleeps basketball? The Spalding NBA Slam Jam over-the-door mini basketball hoop lets them play from sun-up until bedtime, in rainy weather, even if they’re grounded! Okay, maybe not if they’re grounded. But it does provide an indoor option for perfecting moves to become a star athlete.
RCtown has just the thing if you’re looking for a drone. And to be honest, who isn’t looking for a drone? The ELF II mini drone for kids combines all the cool moves with easy operation. We’re talking about an RC quadcopter capable of 360-degree flips, six-axis gyro tricks, one-key return, LED display, and more.
Sometimes kids need a little encouragement to get outside and play. Stomp Rocket is the answer. It’s 100-percent kid-powered and teaches them something about the laws of physics without boring lectures. Run, jump, STOMP and see how high the cool glow-in-the-dark foam rocket will fly before gravity drags it back to earth. Reload, relaunch, repeat.
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster offers junior warriors a fabulous weapon of mass amusement. Stage a battle, knock down targets, compete to see who can blast a Nerf dart the farthest. There are so many fun options it’ll be tough for parents not to get involved in the games. Six Elite darts are included.
K’Nex K-Force Bow Build and Blast set is just the thing for athletes interested in engineering (or budding engineers curious about competitive athletics). It addresses STEAM curriculum, and is a detailed construction kit, with four bow models to choose from. Target parts add to the challenge, and of course, foam darts to blast at the targets.
The LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Commander is an intimidating figure. When you’re shopping for gifts for 11 year old boys, this building set IS the one you’re looking for. No Jedi mind tricks are needed to know your Star Wars fan will have a great time building a Stormtrooper Commander and recreating favorite movie scenes.
DIY is always a fun way to create a super special, customized gift. This tutorial for an easy ribbed beanie (with or without pom pom) is crocheted but with ribbed knit look all the kids want. Seriously, regardless of the weather, you’ll see kids wearing beanies. What could be better? Choose his favorite team colors.
Have you seen those cool segmented beds that kids can fold into a recliner to watch TV or lay flat to nap, or build pillow-bed forts? They’re fabulous, but can get pricey! Here’s a tutorial to make customized pillow beds for your favorite littles, in their favorite colors, for a fraction of the designer price.
Nothing is greater than an art display that really captures your attention. This DIY shows how you can create a MARVELous comic book collage to delight any graphic novel fan. The options are endless, and every piece is unique. Fun for a kids’ bedroom or for the family playroom. It’s a great conversation piece, too.
Cooler weather means outdoor fun and fireside snuggles. Check out this tutorial for simple, but stylish, flannel throws that you can make for everyone in the family. Keep one in the car for an unexpectedly cool soccer game or impromptu picnic. There is no such thing as too many toasty blankets!
Kids cannot get enough of slime! Make this adorable and practical slime-making kit for your little goo-monster. This tutorial shows you how to use a scrapbook storage box and fill it with all the cool ingredients you’ll need including glue, baking soda, saline solution, food coloring, and more.
Check out this cool blog for all kinds of fun and clever learning activities including these duct tape emoji bookmarks. Duct tape is a great crafting tool, and you can never have too many bookmarks. But linger at this site a while and you’ll find tons of other great ideas, too.
Want to give your tween a chemical-free deodorant that will keep them – and the household – smelling nice? Check out this recipe that includes baking soda, cornstarch, and coconut, lavender, and purification oils. Make up a big batch for everyone in the family and feel comfortable that this product is completely safe.
These safety pin bracelets are adorable and make a great group activity. Kids will love spending an afternoon crafting these beautiful, beaded accessories. Simple to make with a short list of supplies. they will love making these so much, they will want to make them for all their friends, too.