When shopping for gifts to buy a 10 year old it is always best to think like one. What do they want? What’s new this year that all of their friends are talking about? Well, we’ve taken the leg work out of that process and have found the top 10 best gifts 10 year olds will want in 2017. Let’s jump right in.
The first one up on our list is the Soyan 3D printing pen. If the 10 year old you are shopping for is at all artsy or likes to draw, they will get a kick out of this. This pen brings kids illustrations to life. Not only can they draw flat, but they can create vertically, horizontally, and in 3 dimensions. We want to be clear that this pen doesn’t use ink but instead releases heated plastic that cools instantaneously in a variety of different colors. If you want a gift that challenges 10 years olds to think outside of the box and one that improves their spatial thinking skills, the Soyan 3D Printing Pen for Doodling and Arts & Crafts is a great gift.
Keeping with the new 3D printing trend in 2017, here’s a gift that’s a little bit safer than the Soyan 3D printing pen. The beauty of the 3D Creation Maker is that it is not like the traditional 3D printer in the sense that it does not use heat or glue to create. Instead, 10 year olds can use stencils, quick curing gel, and ultra-safe LED lights. Everything is non-toxic and especially kid friendly.
This list is already starting to heat up and we are only at number 3! Perfect timing because this is the Waring Professional Snow Cone Maker. Perfect for the spring and summer seasons, this snow cone maker is perfect for any 10 year old who wants to help their friends cool off by the pool. Perfect for parties, the snow cone maker comes with 4 reusable plastic cones, 8 disposable, and uses ice cubes to make up to 4 snow cones in 30 seconds. You can use your own syrups and juice to flavor so you can always control the amount of sugar your kids eat.
Nerf guns have been around for years, but until recently, I bet you haven’t seen one of these. The Nerf N-Strike StratoBow is the top of the line Nerf dart-firing bows on the market. This bow has an automatic loading 15 dart clip so your 10 year old will never lose to his friends in a Nerf battle ever again. The coolest aspect of this bow is it’s range which is a staggering 85 feet from load to launch.
Most 10 year olds these days are into the latest and greatest video games whether it’s on the computer, PS4, or Xbox. The problem is, many of them play so much, that rarely to do they know how the games they are playing even work. If your child as ever expressed interest in designing is own video game, this is a great way to get them started. The Piper Computer Kit first got it’s start as a Kickstarter project and has blossomed into a revolutionary learning system that helps to teach children how to code through Minecraft. When you buy this kit, you are giving your 10 year old the opportunity to build his own computer and assemble it all on his own before he even enters high school.
Now, if your 10 year old on the other hand is better with hands and loves cars, this might be a better gift for him than the Piper Computer Kit. How about internal combustion engine? This may require some assistance and supervision from an adult, but this can serve as a great gift for a father or mother to do with their child together. The best part, along the way your 10 year old will learn how a 4 stroke engine works. It comes with all the parts you need except for some AA batteries.
This next gift is a bit of an oddball but will provide hours of entertainment for your 10 year old and the rest of the family. Introducing the Sphero 2.0 Robot Ball, the mobile app enabled ball that does it all. We mean it. It does. From playing games, turning different colors, to integrating with augmented reality, the Sphero 2.0 is the perfect out-of-the-box toy that is so much more. The best part is, it’s teachable and with it’s SPRK lessons. With parental guidance, your child could be learning to program in no time at all.
Yes, it sounds like everyone has a drone these days, but not one as affordable and multi-functional as the Holy Stone HS200. Without getting too technical this high flying chopper has a 720 Pixel HD Camera that produces a live video feed directly to your phone. Plus, despite the extremely low price tag, you parents never have to worry about losing it mid flight because of one-key return to home functionality.
Want to get your 10 year old something no other kid has on your block, or probably in your neighborhood. How about a robot? Not just any robot though. The MiP Robot uses gesture based interaction and instruction. It also is intuitive enough to react to noises within the surrounding environment whether it’s the family room or the kitchen.
Hatchimals, the latest craze since Tamagatchi’s took over 10 year olds lives back in the late 90’s. For the parents that are in the dark, Hatchimals are the secret gift that kids want that are impossible to find. Well, we located the Amazon listing for you and linked to it here. What are Hatchimals you might be asking? We’ll tell you. They are large eggs that have electronic bird-like creatures inside that your child raises as their own. When it hatches they can interact with it and watch grow up through 3 stages of life.