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Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys

gifts for 11 and 12 year old boys

gifts for 11 and 12 year old boys

Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys

Are you looking for gifts for 11 or 12 year old boys for birthday or Christmas? On this mini site you'll find a birthday list / Christmas list for 11-12 year old boys - a selection of popular gifts in all price brackets. So you're bound to find something just right - whether the boy you are buying for is into sports, video games, or creating things with his hands.

Being a homeschooler, I have included many items here that have some kind of educational value, whether it's something to keep your boy active, getting him to be creative with his hands, getting him to be inquisitive about how things work, or getting him reading. Many of these gifts will have added value if someone else plays alongside your boy. A science experiment may not seem too exciting at first, but if Dad or Grandpa does it with him, it could make all the difference.

My son is a real game fanatic - whether it's video games or board games, so I am also including sections on these.

And it you have any further ideas, you are welcome to add them to the guestbook at the end of this page.

Gifts For 11-12 Year Old Boys - Categories

20Q Version 3.0

20Q Version 3.0

20Q Version 3.0

This little 20 questions game is so cool. You think of an item and 20Q will ask you questions (up to 20) until it guesses what you're thinking. The backlit screen allows you to play day or night. Can you stump 20Q? My son had so much fun with this little item. But our family also enjoyed it. Although it was given to our son by a family friend, we all had to try our own ideas - "try this", "try that."

Also available in purple and red.

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old kids (and their families!)

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Air Hogs Hyperactives Pro

Super fun! Spend time racing friends and setting up jumps and tunnels for this powerful, little, aerodynamic RC car. This car has a flexible roll bar which enables it to right itself when it flips. No need to go and pick it up - if it's upside down, just wiggle the throttle backwards and forwards until the car flips right-side up again. And it's able to go really fast! There's a switch on the side of the controller so you can slow the car down if you are driving it inside so you have better control.

Watch the promo video below to see some of the stunts you can do with this car.

Manufacturers recommended age: 12 years+

We all know how important it is to encourage our children to get some exercise and fresh air. The ideas in the section will encourage your lad to get outside and get active.

Geospace Walkaroo Stilts by Air Kicks


Mini Basketball Hoop

This durable mini basketball hoop, with spring-action breakaway steel rim, can be mounted indoors over a door (or on a wall) to keep those boys active even when the weather does not permit going outside. Includes a 5 inch mini basketball. So much fun - even adults love this!

Suitable for both 11 and 12 year old boys.

Practice Batting

Sorry - can't help myself. The homeschooler comes out in me. I love gifts that are educational AND fun. Many boys will enjoy these kits while discovering how the world works.

Scientific Explorer's Sci-fi Slime Science Kit


Electronics Sets for Boys

Electronics sets

Do you want to learn about electricity and electronics in a fun hands-on way? An electronics set may be just what you're after. You will be given a list of projects to make with your electronics set but you can also make up your own projects.

more gift suggestions for boys aged 11 and 12

more gift suggestions for boys aged 11 and 12

Still More Gifts for 11-12 Year Old Boys

Not every boy will be interested in electronic gadgets, sports or science, so here is a link to more gifts to cater for boys with different hobbies and interests, including books for the reader, building and construction sets for the budding engineer, craft kits for the creative, and games - both video and board games.

And because many items are suitable for a variety of ages and our children develop and different rates, you may also find appropriate suggestions on my pages for 13-14 Year Old Boys or 9-10 Year Old Boys.

Do you have any more suggestions for gifts for preteen boys?

dsd on March 05, 2016:

these gifts are the worst

larry on March 04, 2015:

Great ideas

OliviaQ on December 13, 2013:

A good gift idea for share, thanks for a great lens.

anonymous on February 11, 2013:

@kerbev: Actually, believe it or not, my son got Toy Story 3 for his birthday, and he loved it!

anonymous on December 15, 2012:

@anonymous: There are books at the end...

anonymous on November 17, 2012:

Thanks for the ideas, but just wondering why there are no books on this list......

Kerri Bee from Upstate, NY on November 05, 2012:

I would also recommend the card game Fluxx. But, I'm not sure a 12 year old boy would care for Toy Story 3 or Tangled under the tree.

flowski lm on November 05, 2012:

This is a great gift guide for tween boy gifts, thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

AmazingRCstore on October 25, 2012:

Those are great ideas, i have a lens about a great gift idea for any male.... take a look! :)

tcolleen on October 17, 2012:

I don't have an 11 year old boy, but I have a feeling anything with Minecraft is going to be big this year.

laptop on October 02, 2012:

I "liked" your lens. I especially liked the science projects for preteens.

anonymous on September 09, 2012:

@anonymous: im with u

anonymous on September 09, 2012:

harry potter books

Jeanette (author) from Australia on September 03, 2012:

@anonymous: lol

anonymous on September 03, 2012:


anonymous on August 10, 2012:

@anonymous: gifts 4 11 year olds boys are i pods i pads phones lego if u r not a cool parent you would get your child sports brand shorts if u r a cool parent you would get your child cool stuff i know this because i am 14 years old and i know what kids like these days

Jeanette (author) from Australia on July 05, 2012:

@anonymous: Then please make some suggestions =D

anonymous on July 05, 2012:


anonymous on July 05, 2012:

better gifts

anonymous on June 01, 2012:


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