Gift ideas for tween boys was one of the most popular requests when I polled y’all for which guides you needed this year. I did lots of research and digging and am feeling really good about this round-up.
In this guide, you’ll find 32 gift ideas and Thomas has or wants every single item on this list.
Gift Ideas for Tween Boys
Thomas and his friends are constantly playing with this mini hoop! It slides right over the door and has a shatterproof backboard.
This set includes 8 adjustable length belts (4 home, and 4 away).
*Belts available for all NFL teams.
This 20-foot training ladder comes with 12 durable plastic rungs, a carrying bag, and is fully adjustable.
Perfect for lots of drills and a great tool for improving quickness.
This light-up LED basketball handles like a regulation ball (official size and weight of a no. 7 basketball) and is perfect for playing after dark. One bounce activates the two bright LED lights and it turns itself off after playing. Batteries included.
This stainless steel football cross necklace is on Thomas’s wish list this year! It’s waterproof and hypoallergenic, and you can select from 10 text options, including a custom message with 30 characters. Also available in 3 colors — black, gold, and silver.
Why are all the kids so obsessed with these slip-on shoes these days?! My kids wear them year-round (with socks, yes, socks, during the winter months). Available in tons of colors.
A best-seller from last year that I wanted to include again!
Light up the field with this hi-tech version of a classic game. Includes light-up flags, jail markers, territory barriers, and team bracelets.
This hoverboard has multi-color LED wheels, a 6 mile range and a 7 mph top speed. Rider modes from beginner to expert.
One of Thomas’s favorite games to play. Available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
10. Spikeball Game
A competitive beach or lawn game that includes 3 balls, a net, and a bag.
Thomas loves his basketball so much (see #4) so we are getting him the football for Christmas!
This light-up LED basketball handles is perfect for playing after dark. One tap activates the LED lights and it turns itself off after playing. Batteries included.
12. Laser Tag Set
A best-seller last year I had to include again and one of the MOST USED toys for Thomas. He hosts friends for laser tag almost every weekend and always packs this set for sleepovers.
This rechargeable set includes 4 guns and vest sensors. Features two weapon modes and 150-reach. NOTE: We’ve purchased several cheaper sets and they have all broken quickly. This set is worth splurging on and has held up well.
13. Messi Uniform
For the Lionel Messi fans, this No. 10 dark blue away jersey comes with matching shorts, socks, a pen box, and wristband.
Yellow and red neon light basketball wall decor for your tween’s bedroom!
15. Nautica Cologne
Fresh, long-lasting, masculine scent with aquatic notes of apple, water lotus, cedar wood, amber, and musk.
A comfortable and versatile inflatable gaming chair that is light enough to take everywhere. Features include a side pocket, cup holders, and is washable. Holds up to 220 pounds.
More Gift Ideas for Tween Boys
Need more ideas? I’ve updated last year’s gift guide with some new items!
Gift Ideas for Tween Boys
The waterproof smartwatch that fosters independence while helping to provide parents a little peace of mind. Includes interactive features like a step tracker to encourage healthy habits, GPS locator, to-do lists with rewards, and you can set up to 10 trusted contacts that kids can send voice notes to, call, or text.
This novel remote control car with aerodynamic design has “Wall/Floor” Dual Modes, it can climb steadily on the ground, smooth walls, mirrors, windows, and even on the ceiling!
15. Fishing Rod
Slingshot spincast reel and fiberglass fishing rod two-piece combo. The reel features a patented no-tangle design and simple push-button mechanics for ease of use making this reel great for both beginners and experienced anglers.
Need some additional gift ideas for slightly younger boys? You may like my Little Boys Gift Guide!
Gift Guides You May Like
- Gift Guide for Little Boys (Ages 5-7)
- Kids Gift Guide (Boys, Girls & Experience Gifts)
- Gift Guide for Kids (Ages 2-6)
- Stocking Stuffers for Everyone
- Top Rated Kids Toys
A few of my favorite non-toy & experience gift ideas:
A guinea pig! But read this post first.
Trip to Great Wolf Lodge
Trip to the Zoo (Check out Lazy 5 Ranch for the locals)
Trip to the Aquarium
Science Center membership (Discovery Place membership for the locals)
Magazine subscriptions (National Geographic Kids / Sports Illustrated Kids / Highlights For Children)
Cooking Classes (Flour Power Kids Cooking Studio or Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen for the locals)
Carowinds season pass
Music lessons (guitar, piano, etc.)
Gift card or dinner at a Hibachi Steak House (we like Nakato)
Yes! Check out my Gift Guide for Little Boys (Ages 5-7)
I will post this one closer to Christmas! In the meantime, check out my Stocking Stuffers for Everyone post.