Shopping for a tween boy has you stumped? BargainShopperMom has chosen out some unique, top holiday gifts that your boys will rave about. We included a few electronic items, but there is so much more for your boys to explore here.
The Kindle Fire is a table with amazing capabilities. It is an e-reader, has built in wi-fi, plus you can watch movies, play apps and it’s integrated for email, facebook and twitter. Plus, if you are a parent that sets screen-time limits with your tweens and teens, a new free service called Kindle FreeTime is now available. Kindle FreeTime will help you set limits on how much time your child spends on the Kindle and what content they view. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow over 180,000 ebooks for free and stream popular TV shows and movies. Find out more information or shop for the Kindle Fire e-reader and tablet.
Watch movies, play music and enjoy fun apps, all on this small, portable device. It easily connects to wifi for texting, twitter, YouTube, and internet surfing. The iPod Touch also has a built-in camera on both sides of the device and will record videos. The best part is that this device is small and will fit right in your tween or teen’s pocket. Find out more information or shop for the Apple Ipod Touch.
The Spooner Board Pro is an indoor and outdoor board for learning tricks. We have one at our house and it’s fun for all ages, including tweens, who love to twist, spin and do 360s. My kids love using ours on the carpet or on our tile. Spooner makes it easy to learn skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing tricks all year-round. It helps to improve core strength and stability, leg strength, balance, coordination and gross-motor skills. The Spooner Board Pro is indestructible and made with non-marring 3/8″ polyethylene. The top of the board has raised edges and no-slip grips. There is also a smaller-sized board, but the Pro is sized for tweens and teens. Find out more information or shop for the Spooner Board Pro.
4. Snap Circuits: Snap Circuits Jr., Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit, Snap Circuits Extreme
Snap Circuits kits have won multiple toy awards and your child will learn to create electronic circuit projects of their own. It so satisfying for kids to create their own working electronics and these kits can be rebuilt over and over! The kits come in a variety of sizes, depending on how many projects you can build. The Snap Circuits Jr Kit
is one of the smaller kits, yet your child can create over 100 projects. The Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Kit helps your child create green energy projects such as a hand crank, solar cell, water wheel, and so much more. Snap Circuits Extreme is one of the largest kit and your child can create over 750 projects. Find out more information and shop for Snap Circuit Kits.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to find crafts that tween boys will love. I’m a fan of anything creative and this new Star Wars Origami Book is so neat. This book includes 36 different projects and the cool Star Wars papers to fold are included. There are two papers for each project and there are over 250 pages of instructions. The origami techniques in this book are a bit challenging, so it’s recommended for ages 10 and up. Find out more information and shop for the Star Wars Origami Book.
This is so interesting and what a great conversation piece for your tween boys. They will have a hard time putting it down. It’s marked at grade level 2 and up, which makes it easy-to-read. There are so many fun facts inside that your tweens won’t even know they are learning. Find out more information and shop for the Guinness World Records 2013.
Take your music outside in your yard, to the park, the beach or virtually anywhere. This robot has two dual drive stereo speakers paired with a passive subwoofer for an extra powerful audio experience. The Pal Bot also has cool glowing LED eyes and moveable arms. Just plug it into your device and enjoy the music. It works with most MP3 Players, Ipods, Ipads, Smart Phones, Laptops, Desk top computers and so much more. Find out more information or shop for the GOgroove Pal Bot.
This maze game is an enclosed sphere with tiny mazes inside and will keep your tween busy. It’s easy to play, but there are so many paths to discover. Reasoning skills will be needed to twist the sphere, go through pathways and move to the end of the path. Your tween will be completely drawn to this game! Find out more information or shop for the game, Perplexus Twist.
This carefully-crafted 3D puzzle has 540 pieces to challenge your tween. No glue is required and this puzzle forms a smooth, solid ball. This set includes a stand to rotate your creation. The puzzle pieces are numbered on the back if you choose to put it together that way or it can be put together by just looking at the image. The recommended age for this puzzle is 10 and up. For more information or to shop for the Ravensburger The Earth: 540 Piece Puzzleball.
This beautifully-detailed Lego set will keep your tween busy for hours. This set includes 1368 pieces and, 8 minifigures and 4 instruction booklets. It features an outer ring, tower with horn, opening gate, exploding gate and more. Lord of the Ring fans won’t be disappointed. Find out more information or shop for Lego Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Helm’s Deep.
11. 4M Science Kits
These affordable science kits each include one project for your tween scientist and you can collect them all to try out new exciting experiments. Learn to track the weather and conduct experiments with the greenhouse effect with the 4M Weather Station Kit. Test out your mechanic skills with the 4M Propeller Racer. Turn a toy motor into a generator with the 4M Dynamo Torch kit. These kits are perfect for ages 8 and up. For more information or to shop for the 4M Science Kits.
12. Astrojax Plus
This string and ball toy is the modern yoyo, but with a twist. This toy is basically, three weighted polyurethane balls, suspended on a string. Be creative and invent your own tricks or try the tricks in the included instruction booklet. This set also includes a docking station for your Astrojax. Find out more information and shop for Astrojax Plus.
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