by Rose Parker
Turning 10 is a big deal! Your nephew is entering double digits and things are changing. He’s not a little kid anymore, but he’s not quite a teenager yet either. He’s caught somewhere in preteen land.
Choosing the perfect birthday gift for this age can be tough. They are growing up so fast and their interests are changing even faster. They need a gift that is engaging enough to hold their attention. Something that is challenging, but not too complicated.
You are the cool Aunt or Uncle, so you want to choose the perfect gift for your awesome nephew. You don’t want to give them another boring gift that ends up in the back of the closet or donated. If you are struggling to come up with the perfect gift idea that won’t disappoint, check out these gift ideas that are sure to please any 10-year-old nephew. This list is narrowed down to 15 of the best options for all different interests and personality types. From fun to educational to adventurous and sporty, you will surely find something that your nephew will love.
1. Nintendo Switch Video Gaming Console
The Nintendo Switch is the most versatile video gaming console out there. With removable controllers, this hand-held gaming system can easily be transformed into a console system. Use the controllers separately or share one with a friend in a two-player game. Hook up to eight systems together for the ultimate gaming experience. Nintendo offers a wide variety of fun and kid-friendly games for any interest from Mario Kart to Minecraft. Both cartridge games and digital downloads are available for this system.
2. Sunnyglade 145 Piece Deluxe Art Set
Sunnyglade Deluxe Art Set is the lovely gift for any blossoming artist. This 145 piece set includes many items like crayons, coil pastels, watercolor paints, colored pencils, and more. The sturdy hardwood case with solid carrying handle makes it easy to take anywhere that inspires your nephew to color. The wide variety of art supplies allows him to get extra creative with his art pieces. Any artistic soul will love to use them.
3. Fujifilm instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
See the world through your nephew’s eyes with this instant camera. Lightweight, durable, and available in eight different colors and designs. This camera prints high-quality film photos instantly. Experiment with the different shooting modes to get the best image. Add frames, filters, and stickers to customize. Comes with a convenient wrist strap, so he can take it anywhere without dropping it. This camera is so easy to use, right out of the box. You’ll be framing your nephew’s photos and hanging them on the wall in no time.
4. Foam Bow Archery Set
The sleek design of this lightweight foam bow and arrow set is perfect for any adventurous nephew. The attached quiver on the top holds up to six foam tip arrows (included) for easy access. The foam on the arrows is super soft for a safe archery experience. Your nephew can roam around shooting monsters, zombies, and whatever else his imagination can come up with. Available in three different colors and styles to suit any young archer. He must want to bring it on his camping trip.
5. Jorbest Tortilla Blanket
This tortilla blanket is a fun gift for a nephew with a good sense of humor. It’s hilarious, but also practical. It’s made of double-sided material that is printed on both sides. It is incredibly soft and it’s over 70 inches in diameter. Plenty big enough for any sized burrito. There are also other food designs available to choose from like pizza and waffles. These blankets have realistic food patterns guaranteed to make your nephew laugh. Wrap him up like a burrito in this warm tortilla shell blanket of comfort.
6. Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Card Game
This active card game is a fun way to get your nephew up and moving, but more importantly, laughing. Up to six players can join in on this hilarious card game. It’s easy to learn and fast to play. Play the strategic, but easy card game and throw soft foam burritos at each other. Try to match the cards while avoiding foam burritos past you. This game is great for the whole family and is sure to hold your nephew’s attention.
7. Lascoota Scooter
This is the Cadillac of scooters. With larger wheels than other scooters, it glides like butter across a smooth surface. This scooter can be folded and unfolded with the touch of a button. The ultra-lightweight design and carrying strap make it easy to take almost anywhere. Great for riding on sidewalks, skateparks, or bike trails. It has an easy-to-use braking system, a kickstand, and adjustable handlebars to accommodate any height. Available in 13 colors and designs. This is a gift that your nephew won’t grow out of for a long time.
8. Retevis Walkie Talkies
These walkie-talkies are a neat gift for your adventurous nephew. He can use them around the house, in the back yard, at the park, or on his next camping trip. They are easy to operate with just a few large buttons and an easy-to-read LCD screen. Equipped with a parent-controlled safety channel lock to avoid any unwanted interference. Available in four different colors and patterns. He will love talking to his friends and family over these walkie-talkies.
9. QoQoba Electronic Drum Set
This foldable electronic drum set is an awesome gift for any nephew that loves music. This seven-pad drum set will keep him entertained for hours with its long-lasting rechargeable batteries. It has built-in stereo speakers, but can also be connected to external speakers for a louder concert. This set includes two drumsticks, two foot pedals, and a pair of headphones, so no one else has to hear him practicing. Available in green and rainbow colors.
10.ArmoGear Laser Tag
This laser tag set comes with four different colored guns and matching vests, so your nephew can play with family and friends. Choose from four different team colors and four different weapon types. There can be up to four teams, but unlimited players. Automatic life tracker displayed right on the side of the gun. Built-in vibrations let you know if you’ve been hit. Turn on the flashlight or night vision light for playing at night. There is even a 15-second “invisibility” mode for stealth attacks.
11. Lego Classic Brick Box
When you can’t think of the perfect gift for your nephew, get him this Lego Classic Brick Box and let him build whatever he wants. This is a great set that can be used alone or combined with any other Lego set. It comes with 484 pieces including specialty pieces like wheels and doors. All bricks are stored in a heavy-duty plastic storage box that’s easy to take anywhere he may want to build.
12. Lucky Doug Solar Robot Kit
This 12-in-1 solar robot building kit is a great hands-on gift for your nephew that’s interested in building and how things work. This robot kit is also a fun way to promote STEM education. Your teenage boy will use science, technology, and imagination to engineer an awesome robot that really moves. Includes 190 unique pieces to build any style robot. He can create one of the recommended robots with easy-to-follow instructions or come up with one of his own designs.
13. Snaptain Mini Foldable Drone
This mini foldable drone is an exciting gift for any nephew that likes technology and stunts. It can be used alone or with a smartphone app. Easy to use right out of the box, with or without the app. Draw on the screen of your phone to make the drone mimic that same pattern. Small enough to fly inside or outside. Folds up small enough to take almost anywhere. Flies up to 50 feet. Do flips, spins, and tricks. Take photos and videos that are automatically stored. Comes with two rechargeable batteries for endless fun. The smartphone app allows for voice and gesture commands too.
14.Glow City Light Up Basketball
Glow City Light Up Basketball is a unique gift for your sports-loving nephew. The entire ball is illuminated by LED lights when you play. Lights are activated when the ball is bounced and turn off when the ball is not in use. Batteries are included and easy to change when needed. Official size and weight of standard basketball. Your nephew will be the coolest basketball player on the court and never lose it again. Glow City also makes other light-up sports balls including footballs and soccer balls.
15. Trapped in a Video Game Book Series
This is a great gift for your book-loving nephew. The Trapped in a Video Game Book Series is a box set of five amazing adventure books. These books are great even if your nephew doesn’t like video games, but even better if he does. Being trapped inside a video game sounds like it would be awesome until trouble comes along and things get challenging. Your nephew can read along with the brave characters in this book for a wild adventure. Available in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions.
Hope you enjoyed our curated list of birthday gifts for your lovely Nephew!