101 Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys

Our Best 3 Picks

Nintendo Switch Lite

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Nintendo Switch Lite

Provides handheld play with a sleek design and integrated controls.

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Capture the Flag Ignited Kit

A twist on the classic game, it comes with 17 brightly colored LED game pieces.

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Good on a Budget

Metal Wire Puzzle Set

Includes 16 different quality metal wire puzzles to improve IQ and EQ.

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Kano “Harry Potter” Coding Kit

Includes wand parts, and instructions for 70 coding experiments.

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Capture the Flag Ignited Kit

A twist on the classic game, it comes with 17 brightly colored LED game pieces.

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PROGRACE Kids Waterproof Camera

It has a 1.77" LCD screen, HD 1080P/30fps videos and 4x digital zoom.

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TrueBalance Coordination Game

TrueBalance Coordination Game

Helps kids improve their fine motor skills and increase concentration.

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American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

American Ninja Warrior Competition Obstacle Course

This 33-piece set allows for dozens of different set-ups.

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Paint Your Own Squishy Kit

You get 4 fabric paints and 3 squishies measuring 2.4”, 4”, and 6”.

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SIlly-But-Funny Exploding Kittens Card Game

A strategic kid-friendly, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette.

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Electronics Exploration Kit by Snap Circuits

A STEM toy with over 30 pieces to create 101 different projects.

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The Comfy Original Jr.

The Comfy Original Jr.

This microfiber and sherpa blanket is available in 13 colors.

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Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag Game

With 25 light-up game pieces and 12 game variations.

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Lightning Reaction Shocktato Party Game

Electrifying potato toss game with 3 modes and shocks.

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Indoor and Outdoor Moving Basketball Hoop

The moving hoop is rechargeable by USB cable and 1 charge lasts 2 hrs.

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Bluetooth Karaoke System with LED Disco Lights

With LED disco lights, it plays music from CD, USB, or via Bluetooth.

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Lego Imperial Light Cruiser Building Kit

Features a bridge that doubles as a handle and spring-loaded shooters.

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Magneto Kids Skateboard

Features a 27.5-inch-long deck and 60 mm Shore 78A wheels.

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The gaming gift that keeps on giving.

Xbox Game Pass

Get 3-month memberships for hundreds of games on console.

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Gross Factopia

Learn facts about smelly sports, weird world records, and more.

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100 PICS Optical Illusions Travel Game

Study the anagram, read the question, guess and reveal the answer.

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Waboba Moonshine Ball

It’s made of zero-gravity foam — bounce it to activate the moonlight.

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EXIT the Game: The Cursed Labyrinth

Enjoy a family-friendly, card-based at-home escape room experience.

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Gskyer Refracting Telescope for Kids

Great for amateurs, it has 400 mm focal length and 70 mm aperture.

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Project Genius Ghost Cube

Twist this speed cube into a crazy shape then put it back into a cube.

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Professor Maxwell’s VR Science Lab

Teaches 25 step-by-step science experiments through augmented reality.

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Flipslide Electronic Handheld Game

Match the colored blocks to the lights — 4 game modes are available.

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“What Do You Meme?” Family Edition

Use a dealt caption card to caption the photo card in each round.

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LEGO “Star Wars: The Mandalorian & The Child” Building Set

The Baby Yoda figure has adjustable ears for different expressions.

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Ultimate Skip Ball Pack of 2

As seen on TV, they’re 3x more durable than competitor products.

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“Interesting Facts For Curious Minds” Book

It’s divided into 63 chapters that each contain 25 engaging factoids.

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KLASK: An Epic Magnetic Battle!

An award-winning game that’s half foosball and half air hockey.

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Donner Electronic Drum Set

A 7-pad drum set with 12 demonstration songs and 9 accompaniments.

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Birthday Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys

Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter

Lightweight, durable, and easy to assemble — only 3 bolts to tighten.

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Spikeball 3 Ball Kit

Weighs ‎7 lbs and has foldable legs for easier set-up and storage.

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WaveRunner Glow-in-the-dark Basketball

This luminescent ball comes complete with a pump and batteries.

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Decompression Magnetic Metal Pen

It's a refillable pen and a bendable fidget toy.

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Mongoose Legion Freestyle Kids BMX Bike

Mongoose Legion Freestyle Kids BMX Bike

It’s durable with a Hi-Ten steel frame and aluminum mag wheels.

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Star Wars Droid Toy

Features button-activated droid sounds and has light-up functions.

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Valor Kick Scooter

It’s foldable with vibration-dampening grips and high-rebound wheels.

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Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Artie 3000 Coding Robot

Use pre-programmed designs or create your codes — Artie will draw.

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Jenga Stacking Tower Classic By Hasbro

200 cards show a different object to build using 28 wooden blocks.

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Sunset Lamp

Sunset Lamp

Casts a sunset-colored circular light on the wall, ceiling, or floor.

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Sedzofan Multifunctional Smartwatch for Kids

With a camera, MP3 player, games, calculator, flashlight, and more.

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Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit

Mega Cyborg Hand STEM Experiment Kit

Wearable robotic hand that uses the power of air pressure and water.

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Space Warship Toy

Rotate a button to adjust the wings, which can move up and down.

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EpochAir Wall Climbing Remote Control Car

With 360-degree rotation, it can climb smooth surfaces and even ride on the ceiling.

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2-Tire Pack LED Bike Wheel Lights

A full-color set with long-lasting batteries to cover 12-inch wheels.

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Djubi: Slingball Night Fight

With 2 rackets, used to catch and launch the Djubi balls up to 100 ft.

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Toy Foam Axe Throwing Game

Develop improved hand-eye coordination with this safe and fun item!

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Arcade Machine

A 4-player coinless arcade cabinet with 3 arcade games and much more.

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Ultra Bionic Blaster

Build your own powerful robotic glove that shoots foam darts.

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ZGMON Drones for Kids

Foldable mini drone for beginners with a 1080p HD camera.

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Rechargeable Lightsabers

Features 15 colors, a double-click switch, and 5 sound modes.

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Wicked Big Sports Tipping Point

You get an easy-to-carry tipping point board and 6 bean bags.

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Razor Jetts DLX Heel Wheels

They’re made of polycarbonate material and have “quick click” straps.

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Life Skills Book for Kids

It’ll teach kids the habits necessary for a successful future.

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Colorful Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker

Has 3-level brightness, sensitive touch control, and 6 color modes.

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Cool Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys

National Geographic Dual LED Student Microscope Set

Includes 50 accessories and 10 biological specimens to examine.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magic Chemistry Set

Perform 10 easy-to-learn magic tricks using science experiments.

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Merge Cube

Uses 3D holograms to teach science and STEM in a new, powerful way.

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Astro Boy Building Kit

1,258 pieces set of creative collectible build-and-display models.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Slime Kit & Putty Lab

Learn the science behind the slime and putty with the learning guide.

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Remote Control Double-Sided Driving Car

It can tumble in place at 360 degrees and drive on just one side.

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Electric-Powered Slot Car Race Track Set

Has a speed restrictor to maintain a good speed around loops/curves.

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Mind-Glowing 3D Galaxy Moon Lamp

An LED calming night light with 16 vivid colors and working modes.

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Caliber Games TowerBall Bundle

A 4-sided 360° toss game — throw balls into the holes and score.

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Magnetic-Rings-Fidget-Toy-Set

Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy Set

1.2-inch, 3-piece ABS plastic fidget spinner rings for anxiety.

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Edible Chemistry Kit

Eat 16+ experiments like polymer pudding or color-changing foam jelly.

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Winning Fingers Flashing Cube Electronic Memory & Brain Game

Winning Fingers Flashing Cube

Enjoy 4 quick-coordination games and improve hand-eye coordination.

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Laser X Revolution 4-Player Set

Featuring 300' range and various color teams (batteries are included).

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Green Science Solar Rover

Kids learn how sunlight is converted to energy with this STEM project.

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Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids

300 brain teasers and riddles for kids who like to problem-solve.

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Life Skills for Tweens

Teaches kids how to build friendships and handle difficult emotions.

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Gear Bots Robotic Kit by Lego

Gear Bots Robotic Kit by Lego

Kids learn mechanical engineering basics with real-life applications.

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Flybar Pogo Ball

Features a pump and heavy-duty grip tape for maximum traction.

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Spy X Night Mission Goggles

Has twin LED beams to see 25 ft away and a magnified flip-out scope.

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Stop Motion Animation Kit

Includes the HUE HD USB camera with integrated microphone and more.

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Clean Water Science Kit

Extract salt from sea water, and clean and reuse dirty water.

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Temporary Tattoo Pens

Features water-based, non-toxic, non-allergenic, cosmetic-grade ink.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Build your community from scratch and customize your surroundings.

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Growing Bacteria Experiment Kit

Includes an easy-to-make nutrient agar and step-by-step guide.

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Mini Drone

Take a spin in this 6.3-inch drone with 10 minutes of flight time.

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36 LEDs Flying Disc

Weighs 175 grams and a 30-minute charge lasts up to 1,000 throws.

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“Kids Against Maturity” Card Game

A family-friendly spin on the popular “Cards Against Humanity” game.

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STEM Solar Space Kit

A set of components to put together six types of robots.

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Unique Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys

KidzRobotix Hover Racer

It skims across the floor’s surface, supported by its cushion of air.

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2-in-1 Ice Cream Maker

Gently roll the ball and in 30 mins, you get 1 pint of ice cream.

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The Mind Card Game

The Mind Card Game

It won many board game awards and is perfect for 2-4 players, aged 8+.

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Robotikits 14-in-1 Solar Robot

Robotikits 14-in-1 Solar Robot

A robot kit that can change shapes and is powered by the sun.

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Bitty Boomer Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Bitty Boomer Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Choose from 13 Mandalorian characters with 30 ft wireless range.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Stunning Chemistry Set

Try 45 experiments including making a volcano and launching a rocket.

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Ezyroller Drifter Pro-X

Larger frame with improved padding, back support, and holds 200 Ibs.

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Not Parent Approved Card Game

Family-friendly, adult-party-game inspired; for 4-10 players, ages 8+.

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LLMoose Hover Soccer Ball

Has flashing LEDs, foam bumpers, and glides smoothly over surfaces.

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LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House

1,477 piece set that includes frosted roofs and candy buttons.

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4M Potato Clock Chemistry Engineering Lab

This green science kit includes a digital clock, wires, and prongs.

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Wooden Construction STEM Kits

Easy to assemble with high-quality parts made of non-toxic, materials.

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The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

Created by America's Test Kitchen, it has kid-approved recipes.

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Earth Science by National Geographic

Earth Science by National Geographic

Get 15+ experiments, 2 dig kits, 10 specimens, and a learning guide.

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Kids Camera Waterproof

Kids Camera Waterproof

Shoots HD videos and 5MP photos up to 95 ft under water.

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The Boys’ Book of Survival

The Boys’ Book of Survival

Tips on how to survive any situation including zombie attacks.

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Not Parent Approved Card Game

Family-friendly, adult-party-game inspired; for 4-10 players, ages 8+.

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Intellectual 1000-Pieces World Map Jigsaw Puzzle

Put together 195 countries with help of a large world map poster.

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11-year-old boys are no longer children, but preteens who are discovering the world. They experience many physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes, and with their evolving interests come many new gift-buying possibilities. 

Choosing the best gifts for 11 year old boys

At this age, boys are on the cusp of becoming teenagers and they experience many developmental changes along the way. Experts say that boys this age experience growth spurts and many other physical changes, they have an increased need for independence, they begin to think about abstract ideas and can better organize their thoughts, and they have a growing desire to be accepted by their peer group. 

As they begin to experience puberty, they want more independence from their families and want to spend more time with their friends as they explore their personal identities. Gifts that allow them to explore their interests, whether it be music, physical activity, or self-expression, are good options. To facilitate their cognitive development, challenging games that test their mental agility and problem-solving skills are ones to consider. And because they are heavily influenced by social media and begin to seek the approval of their peers, you can look at popular gadgets, accessories, and other trending items. 

How we identified the best gifts for 11 year old boys

When selecting gifts for 11-year-old boys, we identified the major developmental milestones they experience and chose gifts that the experts say will best facilitate their learning and appeal to their changing interests. 11-year-old boys appreciate activities that challenge their developing cognitive abilities. We chose building and exploration kits that will strengthen their skills and encourage them to independently seek solutions.

As they begin to discover the world more, they want to understand their developing personal identities and assert their independence. We selected a variety of gifts that they can use to explore their personal style, whether it be an item of clothing or decor they can use to personalize their space. Boys this age are heavily influenced by social media, so we chose some of the most popular gadgets and activities that they and their friends would likely have seen trending. 

Tips for buying the best gifts for 11 year old boys

  1. Consider his unique personality and interests
    Every 11-year-old boy is different, and interests will vary from one tween to the next. Before you splash out on a really expensive gift, learn what his personal interests are and how he likes to spend his time. This will ensure you can buy a gift that’s not only beneficial but that he’ll love and want to engage with.
  2. Keep it trendy
    Tweens spend a lot of time on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram. A lot of what they like is influenced by the latest trends. A gift that’s trending and popular will be welcomed with open arms.
  3. Cheap can still mean awesome
    If you don’t have the biggest budget, there are still many fantastic gift options to explore. Remember, he’s on a journey of self-discovery, so really cool decorative items for his room, for example, will still allow him to express himself. 

FAQs

What are some of the best gifts for 11-year-old boys?

The good news is that boys in this age group can be quite fun to shop for because you have lots of options! Some of the best gifts for 11-year-old boys include ones that can entertain or keep them active, or that will teach them a thing or two. Magic trick sets, a unique spin on the classic Capture the Flag game, mini drones, and memory game devices are just some of the gift ideas.

How do I choose a birthday gift for an 11-year-old boy?

To choose a great birthday gift for an 11-year-old boy, consider the young lad in question. If he’s a social butterfly, interactive games that he can play with his friends are a great birthday gift option. Whereas if he enjoys being stimulated mentally or creatively, you can opt for educational gifts or ones that will unleash his creative side.

What are popular toys for 11-year-old boys?

Most boys this age enjoy being active and bonding with their friends over shared interests, which is why some of the most popular toys for 11-year-old boys encourage group play. Not only will these types of toys keep him entertained, but they’ll also encourage working together.