The big “one-one” is an important age for any growing boy, as it represents the borderline between childhood and young adulthood, and as any 11 year old boy might tell you, this is indeed when boys start to become the men that they will grow up to be.
Nevertheless, the spirit of childhood is alive and well in the heart of any 11-year old boy, as evidenced by the staggering amount of toys, games, gifts, and gear that is made specifically for this age of kid. Slime-centered science kits, electric-powered scooters, and high-tech electronics are just some of the most popular varieties of toys that are popular with 11-year olds, but that is by no means the end of it.
We’re counting down the 50 Top Gift & Toy Ideas For 11 Year Old Boys, breaking it down by both entertainment value and educational factor while also keeping a keen eye on price and replay value. After the review we are going to share some of what we learned in the process, as reveal our Top 2 picks for the best gift idea for an eleven year old boy.
The Best Gifts For 11 Year Old Boys
The professionals at Rawlings Baseball Supply have been selling a lot of bats this season, and the 2019 edition 5150 has claimed the role of their top-selling flagship. This high-performance metal bat is designed to provide a surprising about of pop and balance while also enhancing responsiveness and being comfortable in the hand. If your 11-year old boy is getting more interested in baseball, then this moderately priced professional style bat would make a great investment in his rookie career. Fully approved by 2018 standards for all USA baseball leagues, this bat is a real deal, not some knockoff toy that will threaten your boy’s swing!
Some of the best board games of all times are the ones that don’t try to be overly complicated, but instead rely on a simple, easy-to-understand premise that is as exciting for an adult as it is for an 11-year old. The case in point is the 5 Second Rule Card Game, one of the newest releases by PlayMonster. In this game, cards are drawn that require players to name 3 things within a certain topic, such as “3 famous actors.” Players will then have 5 seconds to name all three while an exciting spiral 5-second timer plays referee. This updated edition contains fresh cards that will be new even to the experienced player.
When we think of the 11-year old boys that we know, we are confident that most of them would jump at the opportunity to display their growing intellect with a clever T-shirt that is as funny as it is comfortable. This shirt features a symbol signifying the square root of 121, followed by the words “years old”. Real math nerds will know: the square root of 121 is 11. A perfect gift for any boy’s 11th birthday, this shirt is available in five different colors and three different fit types, so you are pretty much guaranteed to find the right size for the kid you have in mind.
For most of us, Foosball is something that can only be enjoyed in an arcade or during a night out to dinner, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way. This deluxe 55” Foosball Table by Kick Legend is both durable and aesthetically pleasing, but most importantly, is capable of providing kids with hours upon hours of quality foosball gaming, all without ever having to worry about anything breaking. Kick Legend also offers an unlimited Lifetime Warranty, meaning that even if something did happen, you and your kid would still be covered for all repairs or replacements.
Forget Frisbees, the Aerobie Flying Ring is a cheaper, lighter, faster flying disc that is also easier to catch. This astonishing ring can be flung off into the air with ease, sending it farther than a traditional Frisbee with far less effort. Honestly, you really have to try one in order to believe just how amazing they are. Great for family park outings, the Aerobe Rind can travel an amazing 1,333 feet, if you are going by the Guinness Book Of World Records for the farthest disc throw. The unique open-center design allows for the creation and mastery of all sorts of personal catching & throwing tricks.
With 128 GB of storage, the new Apple iPad is capable of more awesome tricks and tasks than ever. From HD video streaming on Netflix to fun new mobile-based games, there is virtually no form of entertainment or media that it is not capable of handling. Beyond mere entertainment, the Apple iPad is a useful tool for everything from managing homework to holding digital copies of your textbooks. Dollar for dollar, it is hard to imagine ever finding this level of versatility in any other single gift. The iPad now supports the Smart Keyboard as well, which can transform it into a highly effective word processor and web browser.
Fortnite might be one of the most popular team-based video games of all time, and now, one of the iconic weapons from that game is available in the real world as a high-powered foam dart blaster, just like a Nerf rifle. The Fortnite AR-L features a bright yellow paint job that will have no one mistaking this for a real rifle, not to mention a cartoony shape and a bright orange tip with a pretend scope. The ARL features a clip-loading dart system which makes it possible to fire off 10 darts without ever having to reload.
The journey that your 11-year old boy takes through childhood and ongoing education might just begin in the stars. There is no better way to explore the amazing cosmos around us that with the help of a refactor telescope, an impressive invention that actually hasn’t changed all that much in the few thousand years that they have been around. The AstroMaster 70AZ Refactor Telescope comes with an adjustable height tripod and a number of other important lenses and accessories that will help your child zero in on any astronomical target in this sector of the galaxy. It also includes a free download of the Starry Night astronomy software for your kid’s computer or smart device.
Like it or not, one of the things that 11 year old boys love more than anything else is farts. Now, they can read up on their favorite stinky subject with the Fantastic Flatulent Fart Brothers’ Big Book of Farty Facts: An Illustrated Guide to the Science, History, And Art of Farting. This hilarious book goes to great length to entertain the fart-focused kid, and we think that it certainly succeeds. With enough facts and joked to occupy an entire day and beyond, this affordable book makes for a great stocking stuffer or party favor.
It is hard to say what we love most about Boost kids robot: whether it is one of the newest building kits to be released by Lego, or the fact that you can use it with a tablet or smartphone to teach your 11-year old boy all about basic computer coding. With the integrated app, the Boost Bot will be able to perform sequences of actions based on the kid’s commands. He can rock out on the Guitar4000, explore with the Multi-tooled rover, or even take care of his pet robo-cat. But all that will have to wait until he is constructed, an epic task that required 847 pieces and will be a good challenge for boys in this age group.