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Top 10 10 Year Old Boy Gifts 2016

As they become older, it becomes tougher to locate the proper toys for young men. Our varied assortment of 10 year old boy gifts will make your subsequent Christmas or birthday gift expedition loads simpler. And, as most younger men already spend way too much time in front of the tv, hunched over a smartphone or playing video games, all of our options are designed to tax his brain or his body a bit more.

Ollie for Android and iOS, by SpheroSnap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery KitLEGO Minecraft 21115 The First NightBounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal DetectorRazor A Kick Scooter (Clear/Black)Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic SetMy First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06By C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector's EditionDarice 131-Piece Premium Art Set with Wood BoxZing Air Storm Fire Tek Bow, Red

The Groove Of Growing Up

Ten years marks the first true milestone in a boy's life. Sure, there are important moments of passage, from the first words to the first day of school, the first kiss to the first fight, but these aren't shared, measurable events in the lives of all boys the way simply turning ten is.

At ten, a boy's personality has probably begun to round out, a collection of certain dreams for his future has also begun to manifest in daily activities, setting him off on the path toward what his life may someday become. Ten-years-old was when I started writing, and it's been my occupation in one way or another ever since.

While ten is an age that, in many ways, marks the beginnings of a settling in, of a groove your child will likely sit in through high school, it also marks the beginning of a significant change. Undoubtedly, by ten, you may start to notice the early effects of puberty.

With so much in flux and so much setting itself seemingly in stone, it can be a challenge to find just the right gift for a ten-year-old boy. The gifts on our list are among the best bets you'll see throughout the market, offering you options that should appeal to the vast majority of boys' appetite for toys, games, and educational exploration of the world.

There are gifts here designed to unleash the inner artist, athlete, reader, scientist, engineer, explorer, and more, and the odds that the young man will tire or grow out of any of them in short order are remarkably slim.

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Getting older, we all get that feeling like we see the thing we want, whether it's a tangible object, a potential date, or even a lifestyle, but that it's just out of our reach. Around the age of ten, this becomes increasingly infuriating, as we've gained the ability to articulate what we want, to make a reasonable and an emotional case for its necessity, and even to participate in its acquisition, but we're still at the mercy of our caretakers.

If you can get inside the head of the ten-year-old for whom you're shopping, you'll find something on this list that'll help him ease that pressure which can build up to unhealthy levels in adolescence. Depending on the boy in question, getting in his head might be easier than you think. Once you get a bead on where he's at, you'll find that he falls into one of three pretty reliable categories.

First, there's the active extrovert. These boys play sports, eat like horses, and never seem to be around because they're always out in the world burning off all the calories they take in. While this group tends to be the most expensive at the grocery store, they're a little less expensive in the gift department. Items that require a lot of movement or pinpoint accuracy will engage this group for hours on end.

Second, there's the curious cat. This group is full of boys who like to take things apart to find out how they work. They're usually pretty good with math, and if you get them the right set of gifts throughout their lives, gifts that activate their inner scientist, they just might be the next Elon Musk. Just don't agree to be part of any test flights.

Finally, there're the intellectual introverts. These boys are your readers, your artists, etc. If the ten-year-old who's sent you to the internet in search of the perfect gift has for himself an extensive library of books and a lot of his own art hanging on the walls, you'd do well to look into art sets or book sets for him.

Fascinatingly, whatever group a boy falls into, all boys are interested in gadgets. It has as much to do with being a young boy as it has to be a member of the current young generation of millennials. Anything that connects to a smartphone is an easy winner, even if you can't find your way into the boy's head.

Time For Leisure


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Once a boy gets to be around ten, the gifts you buy for him could less and less be considered toys. Sure, there are gadgets and silly items that'll still please the average ten-year-old, but for the most part, the gifts on our list serve physical, educational, or artistic purposes, all while still maintaining a certain degree of fun. Whatever you want to call them, these gifts and the market for them are all the result of an increase in leisure time.

For the majority of human history, by the time you were ten you probably spent most of your day at work, helping out with the family business, which was most likely a farm. If kids these days had any toys to speak of they were the odd doll or the yo-yo, or some such tool of antiquity that's still with us today.

This model held up with few exceptions until the Industrial Revolution came along, took everyone off of the farm, and shoved them into factories and mines. Still, the children here were expected to work, and they did so until enough of them were mangled in enormous machines for the public to stand up and demand change.

Once the first couple of generations made it out of the factory system, they had enough wealth built up to allow their children more leisure time, and the market for toys and children's leisure activities grew to megalithic proportions.


#10.Zing Air Storm Fire Tek Bow, Red


The Air Storm Fire-Tek Bow is the ultimate foam bow and arrows with blazing light up power! Fire Up the Zonic Blaze whistling arrows. Hook the arrows in the fast load loops then ready, aim, fire! Watch as they light up the sky and scream through the air up to 125 feet! You've got the power with the Fire-Tek Bow!


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#9.Darice 131-Piece Premium Art Set with Wood Box


This Arty Facts Set overflows with color and creativity. Look at the possibilities-markers, pencils, pastels, watercolors and plenty of accessories. All in a closeable wood case with wood handle. A portable art studio to take with you wherever you go. Includes the following supplies: 36 markers, 24 crayons, 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 12 watercolor cakes, and 1 of each: palette, paintbrush, pencil, sharpener, stapler, eraser, ruler, glue, and scissors. Provides an excellent way for kids and adults to experiment with a variety of artistic media. Small parts, not for children under 3 years.


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#8.By C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set: Full-Color Collector's Edition


Experience all of The Chronicles of Narnia with full-color pictures throughout in this seven-book heavy-weight paperback box set. Readers of all ages—whether they are experiencing Narnia for the first time or returning once again to the magical world—will love seeing the creatures and landscapes of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series in gorgeous color. This set includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia—The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Trader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle—with full-color illustrations by Pauline Baynes, the original artist.


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#7.My First Lab Duo-Scope Microscope - MFL-06


Best-Selling Microscope!
From the multi-awarded My First Lab microscope series comes the MFL Duo-Scope, Winner of The Top Toy Award by Creative Child Magazine and Still the # 1 Best Selling Microscope; specially designed and developed to allow young scientists, ages nine and over, to examine specimens such as Blood Cells or Organ Tissue on real microscope slides, as well as view small solid objects like Plants, Coins and Insects. With its Dual cool LED illumination, the Duo-Scope is two microscopes in one, in that it can function as either a compound microscope, with the light shining up from underneath, for viewing microscope slides, or it can function as a dissecting stereo microscope, where the light shines down from above, for use when observing solid objects. The Duo-Scope assures that everyone will be amazed by the detail in the magnified images they will now be able to see.


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#6.Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set


“And for my next trick”…This fantastic set includes ten professional calibers, yet easy-to-master, tricks for beginners! Young magicians will improve their confidence and fine motor skills as they amaze family and friends with exciting tricks and illusions! “Secret Silks”, “Magic Number Prediction”, Egyptian Prediction are among the ten classic tricks included. Say the magic word and this fabulous set can be yours!


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#5.Razor A Kick Scooter (Clear/Black)


Fast & fun, the original folding scooter 98mm wheels with ABEC 5 bearings for a smooth, fast ride. Easy fold and carry handlebar system. Comes fully assembled. Available in clear, blue, red and green.


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#4.Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector


Find coins, lost silver and gold jewelry and perhaps even pieces of history with the Bounty Hunter Gold Digger Metal Detector. It identifies coin-size objects up to 6" underground, and senses larger items up to 2' deep. Features automatic tuning and ground balance as well as a treasure meter and sensitivity control to hone in on precious metals. A trash eliminator prevents the machine from detecting undesirable items like nails or cans. Includes headphones and a 1/8" jack. Made in USA. 5Hx8Wx20L".


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#3.LEGO Minecraft 21115 The First Night


Use the daylight hours wisely to survive The First Night! Build a shelter and enclosure to protect your livestock, craft a bed, oven and a chest, but make sure you're finished before nightfall if you wish to avoid the hissing Creeper! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21114 The Farm and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve with weapons and assorted accessories, plus a creeper and a pig.


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#2.Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit


Create Working Electronic Circuits Snap Circuits Jr (SC-100) comes with over 30 components to create 101 different electronic projects. The pieces, which include snap wires, slide switches, an alarm circuit, a music integrated circuit, and a speaker, snap together easily on the included plastic grid--no soldering required. Each piece is numbered and color-coded to make identifying them easy. These components combine to create working circuit boards just like the ones found inside televisions, radios, and other electronic devices. With its easy-to-follow instructions, Snap Circuits gives your child a hands-on education in how electrical circuits work to run the everyday devices that they're familiar with. They'll also gain valuable lessons in building and in following instructions. The project manual includes large color illustrations and simple directions for each project. The projects include a sound-activated switch, a musical doorbell, a voice-controlled lamp, a flying saucer, and a light police siren. With these projects, children will experiment with things like electric switches, integrated circuits, digital circuits, fuses, and the transformation of circuit sounds into other sounds. Includes: Plastic snap-grid, 32 electrical components, and 1 project manual.Recommended for children 8 and older.


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#1.Ollie for Android and iOS, by Sphero


Meet Ollie – the app-enabled robot driven by adrenaline. Launch of the competition at floor-warping speeds. Spin, drift and flip with app-powered tricks. Then switch up your ride with custom tires and hubcaps. Ollie is engineered for speed, programmed for tricks, and customized by you.


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