It can be hard finding cool toys and gifts for 11 year old boys, since they’re too ‘grown up’ for classic toys yet maybe not quite old enough for cell phones. Well, that’s where we come in, because we’ve done all the hunting for you and found awesome gaming consoles, LEGO building kits, electric scooters, and more.
4-in-1 Game Table
It can be hard to entertain the kids when the weather says no, but this table gives them 4 ways to play (including billiards and foosball), so they’ll never get bored.
SKLZ Lightning Bolt Baseball Pitching Machine
Let him practice even when he’s on his own with this pitching machine which comes with adjustable pitch heights, 5 second delays, and 12 soft micro bolt balls.
Sphero 2 is the brilliant way to make music out of anything, as the finger pieces can be tapped onto colors (or the play pad) to make sounds, notes, and beats.
Razor Electric Rechargeable Motorized Ride On Scooter
Travel in style to school, the park, or anywhere you like with this super cool Razor Motorized Scooter. This bad boy can go up to 15mph – perfect if you’re running a little late – and it’s sure to be a smooth ride with its extra-wide tires and chain-drive motor.
Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book
Whittling can be a great stress-reliever, and it’s a skill that many wish they possessed. Have your 11 year old teach himself how to carve animals, flowers and more with this wonderful book.
DodgeTag Game Set
The perfect way to expend energy, this game of Dodge-Tag can be played both indoors and out, as the balls used to target opponents are soft so won’t damage furniture (or kids).
Glow-in-The-Dark Capture the Flag
The fun doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down – this game of Capture the Flag comes with 25 glow in the dark playing pieces for energetic fun well into the night.
GlowCity Light Up Basketball
This official size and weight basketball is no ordinary ball. It contains two Hi Bright LED lights that are motion activated, and will keep the ball illuminated as long as the game continues. Ideal for after dark practice, the lights switch off automatically once the ball is still.
Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks
When a kid is engrossed in whatever video game he’s playing, nothing will catch his attention. These socks will alert everyone to the fact that he’s probably not going to answer, with a funny ‘I’m Gaming, Do Not Disturb’ warning printed on the bottom.
He can have a different picture every day when he has this fabulous pin art to play around with. Framed in black, the ‘canvas’ consists of hundreds of moveable metal pins which take on the 3D shape of whatever is pressed into their back.
pindaloo Skill Toy
Pindaloo is not just a fun gift for 11 year olds boys, but it will also sharpen their hand-eye coordination skills, too. Consisting of one U tube and two juggling balls, Pindaloo takes skill and timing to toss and catch the ball before moving on to some seriously cool tricks.
Just Keep Puggin Shirt
Ideal for any dog loving kid, this t-shirt will be especially suited to one with a pug and a scooter. Featuring both on the front, this comfy and soft t-shirt is available in seven colors and five sizes, and is printed with ‘Just Keep Puggin’’ around the graphic.
Throw Throw Burrito Dodgeball Card Game
If you thought matching games were for little ones, think again! Throw Throw Burrito is a raucous game for 2 to six players, in which participants must collect matching pairs of cards while trying to dodge the (thankfully soft and lightweight) flying burritos.
LEGO Technic Remote Controlled Stunt Racer Building Kit
This 324-piece building kit from LEGO Technic will not only let him build his own vehicle, but it will also give him a racer that can be driven with the included remote control. Moving backwards, forwards, left, and right, the racer can be dismantled and rebuilt into a tough tracked vehicle.
Magnetic Penny Game
He’ll be totally mesmerized with this incredible Magnetic Penny Game. As if by magic (with a little bit of science thrown in) the 32 newly minted pennies included in this set can be used to build all kinds of gravity-defying sculptures that stay standing, thanks to the two strong magnets included.
Light Up LED Basketball Hoop Kit
He can keep the fun going long after dark with the Glow City light-up basketball hoop. Battery operated, this hoop lights up automatically when play begins, and shuts off when there’s no more motion. Weather-resistant, it can stay out in the elements without getting damaged.
Kids Against Maturity Card Game
The multi award winning game ‘Kids Against Maturity’ is the must have game for kids who love to laugh. Hilariously funny, the game is started by the player with the hairiest knuckles, and involves choosing the funniest answer to match the given scenario. Suitable for 4 players or more.
Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes Craft Kit
Give him a cool skill he can carry through life by gifting him the Book of Paper Airplanes. With instructions on how to create 10 different planes, the book also comes with 40 sheets of patterned paper to give his creations some added oomph.
Flashing Finger Light Up Gloves
Perfect for dark winter nights, these light up gloves will turn any boy’s hands into colorful skeletons. Made from a soft white fabric so the colors really pop, these gloves have a hidden battery in the cuff, and can be set to a flashing or non-flashing mode.
Fans of fast-paced puzzles will quickly become addicted to Flipside, the electronic matching game. Players must match the lights by flipping the sides, and it comes with four modes – speed, multiplayer, level, and memory – to challenge his skill and dexterity.
Zero GX Glow in The Dark Shooting Game
Compatible with NERF guns, this target shooting accessory kit will allow him to carry on practicing his aim when the weather is bad. There are five flip targets to conquer as well as 10 floating ones, and the entire set glows in the dark to add an extra element of excitement.
Square Root of 121 Eleven Year Old Shirt
11 year old geeks will proudly wear this algebra t-shirt to baffle those who attempt to work it out. There are 5 colors to choose from, and each one shows the algebraic formula for the square root of 21, which (if you didn’t know it), is 11.
5 in 1 Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker
Give him five gifts in one neat little cube with the Aisuo night light. Not only does this cube gently change color to add a warm glow to his room, but it also incorporates a Bluetooth speaker, MP3 player, digital alarm clock, and a touch control dimmable night light.
Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
One of the coolest fidget toys he’ll ever see, the Infinity Cube will keep his hands busy and his mind occupied. Measuring just 3” x 1.5”, this little toy can be played with one hand as he flips and folds the sides into a cube over and over again.
The Dangerous Book for Boys
A beautiful gift for 11 year old boys, this book will teach them how to play the old fashioned way, from fishing to building treehouses, and even how to orienteer.
Ten Eighty Launch Ramp
Whatever wheels they choose to ride, they can add a little more excitement with this Ten Eighty Launch Ramp, which comes in 2 pieces which can be used together or apart.
SmartGames Asteroid Escape Puzzle
Absolutely perfect for engaging kids on long journeys or in waiting rooms, this puzzle asks users to help the spaceship navigate its way through the asteroid field in one of 60 different configurations.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam
There is no better way to record all your wicked tricks than with this fabulous VTech Kidizoom Action Cam. This kid-proof camera is super sturdy, making it strong enough to endure years of falls and tumbles and it’s even waterproof – perfect for capturing days out at the beach or pool.
Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit
11 year olds will love this science kit which includes 25 explosive experiments which will fizz, bang, combust, and detonate – it’s the most fun science has ever been!
The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever For Boys Only
Answering some of childhood’s most pressing questions, this book will arm your child with the knowledge of how to do some of the most obscure but incredibly fascinating things they can think of.
Nerf Elite Digital Target
Give your kid a dedicated target for all his Nerf blasters. Now he can keep his aim sharp with this digital target that features a scoreboard for solo or team play. It comes with three interactive, skill-building game modes for tons of target practice fun. It can stand alone or be mounted on the wall.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera
The old Polaroid instant camera has been reincarnated into the stylish Fuji Instax. With a new slimmer, lightweight design, an automatic exposure measurement, and improved viewfinder, this camera is ready to take awesome photos of fun on-the-go. It comes in more than a dozen color choices.
Yvolution Y Fliker Carver C3 Scooter
If ordinary scooters just aren’t cutting it for you anymore, then take a look at these Yvolution Fliker C3 Scooters. These sensational scooters are made for daredevils like you; with FLEX technology, no other scooter can perform tricks, stunts, and moves quite like it – and it can even reach up to 25km/h!
Razor Power Rider 360 Electric Tricycle
With speeds of up to 9mph, this is a ride-on like no other – it’s also electric giving you ultimate power and ease of use. The Razor Power Rider comes with dual inclined rear caster wheels, making drifting an absolute dream, plus it looks pretty darn cool, too.
LEGO Star Wars: Attack of The Clones Yoda
The most adorable of all Star Wars characters, Yoda can be theirs when they piece together the 1771 bricks and blocks contained in this incredible LEGO building kit.
Razor E-Punk Electric Mirco Bike
This micro bike is awesome, and combines the power of electricity with the fun of a BMX. Riders can stand or sit as they perform stunts, or just go from A to B.
This book is FULL of cringeworthy (in the best possible way) jokes which all 11 year olds will love, and with more than 1700 of them, it’ll keep them going for weeks.
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair
This comfy chill chair – in two dozen color choices – is the perfect place for your kid to hang out and relax after a stressful day of math and social studies. Shredded memory foam is covered with super-soft suede in this big-enough-for-two chair for maximum comfort. The removable cover is machine washable.
littleBits Rule Your Room Kit
The possibilities are endless with LittleBits, the kit which allows kids to use everyday items to make amazing inventions. There are 8 included, and suggestions for many many more.
Think Fun Gravity Maze
The aim of Gravity Maze is to build the towers, matching the challenge cards, and create a path that enables the marble to reach the target. The game comes with 60 cards that range in difficulty levels, so once you’ve mastered each one, you can then level up – reckon you can become an expert?
Razor Ground Force Drifter Fury Ride-On
Speed up to 12mph and drift ’til you can drift no more (or the battery runs out) with this Razor Ground Force Drifter. With its impressive high-torque motor, super slider wheels and rear handbrake, you’ll easily pull off some super exhilarating drifts. Why not challenge yourself and see how long you can drift for?
Modular Robotics Cubelets Discovery Set
Do you have a little engineer who loves robotics? Then Cubelets is the app-enhanced, STEM toy that will encourage him to explore coding, design, and more. Brick adapters can attach Cubelets to LEGO creations enabling them with electronic functions, so your child will never run out of creative ways to use them.
GOTRAX GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
Kids are always dashing about here and there, so make their journeys a lot more pleasurable with this electric scooter, which will take them where they want to go at up to 15.5MPH.
Pop-A-Shot Dual Shot Game
Let him shoot some hoops indoors with this Pop-A-Shot home basketball game which features two hoops, 10 different games, infrared scoring system, and adjustable height settings to suit both players and home.
Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Articulated Electronic Fist
With realistic sound effects from Avengers: Infinity War, this wearable gauntlet boasts articulated fingers, light-up infinity stones, and can be locked into a fist as an impressive display item.
Pickleball Paddle Set
Get them out in the fresh air with this pickleball set which comes with 2 strong but lightweight paddles and 3 drilled balls which will withstand even the most competitive of games.
Every minute of every day is an opportunity to play a prank on some unsuspecting victim, so make sure they’re worth doing with this book of gross, crazy, and hilarious pranks.
With an incredible 50 pieces included, this first microscope set will allow your boy to see things from a new perspective, and can be used to view both slides and 3D objects.
Who knew learning could be so much fun? For budding ornithologists, this game for 1-5 players will help them expand their knowledge of birds while competing to gain the most points.
Kan Jam Original Disc Game
No matter where they are they can set up and play KanJam, the game which sees players throw their disc into the opposing goal. Comes with two goals and flying disc.
22 Super Cool Diy Toys and Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys
Become like the nation’s favorite trickster, Bart Simpson, and use his weapon of choice, the trusty slingshot. Not sure how to make your own? Then take a look at this handy DIY from The Merrythought – don’t worry parents, the ammo only consists of soft pom poms, so you’re pretty safe.
Diy Nerf Spinning Target
Like the look of all those fancy Nerf guns but don’t fancy becoming a human target? Then you’ll be pleased to know you can actually make your own DIY Spinning Target – which will be far more appealing than your butt, luckily. Take a look at this tutorial by frugalfun4boys, to find out how.
Diy Happy Birthday Food Cake
Spoil him with all of his favorite naughty snacks with this brilliant Happy Birthday Food Cake. All you need for this tantalizingly tasty make is the food, a few pretty ribbons and decorations, cardboard and tape and you’re good to go – plus you even get to keep the leftovers for yourself.
Diy Batman String Nail Art
From aturtleslifeforme.com comes this awesome and unique Batman String Nail Art – no, not the kind of nail art for your hands, this type goes on your wall. Your little superhero nerds are going to absolutely adore this, plus once you get the hang of it, it’ll be pretty easy to design and make others.
Diy Design-a-robot Tin
Super easy and super sweet, you can make these little tin boxes of robot-building fun for the kid in your life. Print images of robot parts on magnet paper, carefully cut out, then store in a tin box that becomes the building surface. Great for travel or a party favor.
Diy Skateboard Sling Tutorial
Know a young skateboarder? Make his life easier with this “skateboard sling.” Follow this tutorial for making a cloth carrier that allows your child to carry his board, hands-free, slung across his back. You can customize with any fabrics you like. All the kids at the skate park are going to want one.
Diy Army Men Frame
This is the easiest, most inexpensive craft ever. Grab a bunch of Army men and a cheap picture frame from the dollar store. Hot glue the plastic figures around the frame in an interesting pattern, then spray paint the whole thing in the color of your choice. Looks adorable in a little boy’s bedroom.
Diy Baseball Diamond Bulletin Board
Is your kid a baseball player? Keep him organized with this adorable DIY bulletin board designed to look like a baseball stadium. It is so easy to make, yet has an impressive wow factor. Make it in less than an hour and give your kid a cool place to store his mementos and medals.
Diy Hammock Chair
A bit of carpentry, sewing, and engineering and you can give your kid a cool indoor hammock swing. This cozy spot is the perfect place to relax. Determine where you want to mount it and buy the proper bolt for support. Check out this tutorial for how to create one of your own.
Diy Dragon Marionette Puppet
This paper dragon marionette would make the perfect rainy day activity for any kid who loves fantasy characters, as they color in and bring their dragon to life.
Diy Fidget Spinners
A fidget spinner is the ideal gift for 11 year old boys, but they’re small and easily lost. Why not make a batch so they’re always to hand with this fabulous DIY tutorial?
Super Mario Cereal Bars
Make these Super Mario cereal bars as a filling snack to munch on when he’s absorbed in playing his Nintendo. Deliciously buttery, they’re a joy to look at, too.
Diy Space Leaves
These leaves look incredible, and are a far cry from the standard painted leaves you probably did as a kid – just look how ethereal and space-like they turn out!
Squirt Gun Painting
Why not arm your kids with NERF guns (or spray bottles) and paint, and let them loose in the yard, creating abstract pictures which cost next to nothing to make?
Diy Wood Robot Toy
In a world full of technology, sometimes it’s nice to let screens take a back seat and go back to old-fashioned toys, like this adorable wooden block robot which you can make yourself.
No Sew Dragon Sock Puppet
Sock puppets will always raise a smile, and this dragon version is super simple to make because it’s colorful and fun but requires absolutely no sewing at all.
Diy Snake from Old Ties
Although there are no instructions with this DIY, it’s incredibly easy to make – just add eyes and a tongue, then stuff with something soft for an adorable pet snake.
Eggshell Seed Starters
This is a sweet way to encourage an interest in gardening. By carefully emptying and rinsing eggshells, you can have an unusual little planter for growing herbs or flowers.
Diy Nature Paint Brushes
In the event of an apocalypse, you might know how to forage for food but what about entertaining the kids? This tutorial shows you how to make paintbrushes from things found in nature.
Diy Pvc Bow And Arrow
Nothing beats playing in the great outdoors, so carry on that theme by making a bow and arrow set from pool noodles and PVC piping that they can go on adventures with.
Diy Bouncy Balls
There’s nothing wrong with sneaking a little science into play time, and that’s exactly what this STEM activity does, and once the learning is done they are left with an incredibly bouncy ball.
This set of dominoes uses simple shapes instead of dots, and can be made extremely cheaply as the tutorial comes with free printable templates and a couple of helpful suggestions.
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