There is no need to bring out the boffins if you are looking for cool high tech gifts for 10 year old kids, as the leg work has already been done. The following list contains all of the must-have tech, science projects, and gadgets that kids would love to get their hands on.
Do it yourself with this awesome kit from Tech Will Save Us. This cool kit allows you to learn all about the world of electronics and coding as you code and play your very own video games. Educational and fun, it is the perfect tech gift for kids.
Decorated with a stunning galaxy background, this Nintendo 3DS XL is the ultimate in portable gaming. Compatible with all DS games, kids can play and imagine to their heart’s content with the new, faster processing power. It even boasts face tracking 3D for an immersive gaming experience.
Is your child interested in how things work? If so, this STEM kit will be right up their street. Brought to us by Tinkering Labs, this Electric Motors Catalyst kit is supplied with tons of cool building materials, motors and more allowing you to tinker your way to the top. Use the challenge cards for inspiration.
Are you looking for the ultimate gift for 10 year old techies? If so, this Fire HD tablet with built in Alexa is the way to go. With access to hundreds of different apps, the tablet contains all of the fun and learning you could ever want your child to have – check it out.
The Xbox One is one of the best gaming consoles on the planet right now. With an unbelievable selection of games on offer, the Xbox One is a must have. This particular Xbox One S boasts 500gb of data for films, games or save data and will give your child years of fun.
Too low to display
What could be cooler than a dancing unicorn, or even a fox, that plays music? These awesome and exciting speakers are Bluetooth activated and dance, sway and boogie to the music and even make and take phone calls. Choose from unicorn, fox, cat and dog.
From Holy Stone comes the HS200 RC Drone. With a live WiFi camera connection, you can fly, film and see everything you are doing when connected to a smart phone. There is even an altitude control setting AND a one touch return home function which is exceptionally useful.
Wires are annoying, period. These wireless headphones are connected via Bluetooth and have been designed to deliver exceptional sound quality and better tone. Boasting memory earmuffs, they are extremely comfortable allowing you to listen for longer – they even has a battery life of up to 50 hours.
Get the best of portability and big screen action with the Nintendo Switch. When on the go, you can take the Switch from the dock and play on the move, when home, place back in the dock for instant home screen action. A great way to play and laugh with the whole family.
From Makey Makey comes this cool invention kit for everyone that makes science and electronics accessible to all. Designed for children, this fun kit allows you to turn mundane, every day objects into controllers for cool computer programs; showing them that science can be fun and exciting.
Apple iPods are basically a mini computer that you can carry around in your pocket. This 32gb iPod Touch is the perfect gift for 10 year old kids as they have access to as many apps, websites and music as they can handle. A gift they are guaranteed to love.
Tech 4 kids have developed this awesome and exciting 3D Creation Maker that kids will love. Use your imagination to create as many 3D objects as you desire – you can design and build anything you want! There is no need for heat, glue or any joining material so there is more time for fun.
Robots are cool, there is no arguing that. If your little one is interested in the world of electronics and robotics you should get this WooWee Mip Robot which is part of the mini build up series. With instructions included, simply snap together the parts and use included controller to operate your robot.
Space is an abyss of mystery and adventure. Children will absolutely love this cool bit of kit as they can journey the cosmos with the power of technology. All you have to do is place a smartphone into the headset and let the magic happen. Journey to the stars with this gift.
From Garmin comes this Vivofit Jr 2. Designed to keep kids happy and active, this fun Star Wars themed watch exists to track children’s activity levels, including their step count and sleep patterns. Download the pairing app and watch as your child gets healthier and more active. It is even swim proof.
Get off the beaten track with this fast and rugged off road RC buggy. Built to last, this all terrain buggy can scramble and tackle any environment you take it on. With front and back shockproof suspension and knobby tires, you can be confident in the fact the fun will last for many miles
Clay modelling stop motion animation is one of the oldest and most original ways to create animated movies. Kids can become director of their own film with this stop motion clay set. With clay, backdrop, props and even a phone stand, your imagination can literally run wild.
Portable speakers are the best, wherever you go you can have popping tunes following you around. This awesome mason jar amplifier set comes with a 3.5mm lead so you can hook up your phone and DJ the night away. You can even change the connector and rig up a guitar! Awesome.
STEM sets and kits are the fun and educational way for kids to pass the time. This particular award winning set teaches children all about circuits and how they work through hands-on experimentation. Just follow the instructions to build some pretty cool stuff, and learn as you go.
If you are stuck when it comes to finding gifts for 10 year olds, you should get them 115 different projects in one. That’s right, this circuit kit will give children a ton of experience in electronics and designing and building. Watch their face (and the LEDs) light up when their circuit is complete.
Draw like a pro with the Wacom Intuos Draw. Hook up to your PC and turn your computer into your drawing board as you use the included software and instructions to master your skills as you draw, paint and design on your PC. There is even an included frame for your first masterpiece.
Imagine being able to gift your child a computer that they can hold in their hands. Now you can with this stunning space grey 32gb Apple iPad. Boasting internet access, along with tons of apps, games, music, books and more, this high tech tablet is a definite must have.
Kids will have a ball with Orbotix, the robot ball from Sphero. Travelling at speeds of up to 7ft per second, this app controlled ball can negotiate ramps and obstacles at a range of up to 100ft, via the SMART Bluetooth connection, and comes with over 30 free apps for ever-more challenging activities.
Set off a chain reaction with this awesome set of components, which allows any child to build 10 incredible moving machines, using ramps, balls, string and other obstacles. With 33 LEGO pieces included, this Klutz kit comes with a comprehensive 80 page instruction booklet to help your child on the road to machine mastery.
Have you got a techie in your life with a birthday coming up? If so, this is truly a gift for 10 year olds who love to tinker. This Minecraft Raspberry Pi edition computer kit comes with everything needed for your child to build their very own computer and gain a solid grounding in computer science.
This LEGO Creator toy can’t quite make up its mind – is it a bird, is it a jetpack, or is it a dog? Actually, it’s all three, and each one features a light-up component for even more fun. Choose which model to build, and light up your life with the 200+ pieces included.
For fun on the go that they’ll never get ‘board’ with, this 8-in-1 games set is magnetic, making it perfect for travel. With 8 games included, such as chess, checkers, 4 in a Row, and Fox & Geese, this awesome set features 12 chess modes and 30 levels, perfect for a budding chess master.
Pair this banana handset with your phone and you can have a whole bunch of fun! Keeping phone radiation away from the head, this banana uses Bluetooth to receive and make calls, and, for the eco-aware parent or child, this fruity piece of kit is made from 100% recycled plastic, and supports ‘Gearing up for Gorillas’ too.
Explore the depths of photography delights with this waterproof camera from OurLife. Reliable at depths of up to 33ft, this kids’ camera takes both stills and video, along with sound, perfect for capturing all those pool party memories, or days at the beach. Comes with built-in 3.7V rechargeable lithium battery and 1.5 hours recording time.
For a totally cosmic gift for the pre-teen in your life, check out Cozmo. This cute little robot comes with 3 power cubes, a USB charging platform, and Code Lab – a coding platform which is perfect for young engineers of the future to sharpen their coding skills. Compatible with iOS or Android devices (not included).
Anyone who thinks nightlights are just for babies will think again when they see this stunning Smart Motion Sensor Nightlight from Uncommon Goods. The simplistic, futuristic design is just one of many fab features, including an aromatherapy compartment for instant Zen, color-changing lights, and a USB charging port for those all important gadgets.
Like it or loathe it, coding is the way forward, so give them a helping hand with this awesome kit from LEGO Boost. With over 840 pieces, this set allows young engineers to build one of five robots (instructions included), and then program it via their phone or tablet to do a multitude of fun activities.
Looking at photographs on your phone or tablet is all well and good, but nothing quite beats the thrill of holding them in your hands, old school style. Bring them back to the future with the KiiPix Instant Photo Printer, so they can print out their memories instantly, with just a few super simple steps.
Has your 10 year old been ‘droning’ on about getting a lean, mean, flying machine? If so, they’ll be over the moon with the Holy Stone HS170 Predator Helicopter Drone. Perfectly suited for beginners through to experienced pilots, this drone features a 6-Axis gyro stabilization system, and a range of up to 50 meters.
What’s better than LEGO? A LEGO robot, that’s what! Compatible with all LEGO construction sets, MINDSTORMS comes with an Intelligent EV3 Brick & three servo motors, meaning you can program your own creation to walk, talk, and even think, thanks to the free EV3 Programmer App (tablet not included), or the infrared remote control in each set.
Too low to display
For a ‘stealthy’ alternative to the usual gifts for 10 year old gamers, how about trying this surround sound gaming headset from Turtle Beach for the Xbox One? Completely wireless, this glasses-friendly headset needs no adapter or base station, but still delivers a powerful immersive sound experience for music, movies, and all things gaming.
Too low to display
Lightweight and portable, this lightbox makes drawing a piece of cake for all aspiring artists. Use any type of paper you like – the brightness can be adjusted with the touch of a finger to accommodate even thicker papers, and its smart memory means it can even remember the last setting you used it on.
They say the best things come in small packages, and the photographs you get from the Polaroid PIC-300 Instant Film Camera are definitely in that category. Producing full-color business card-sized prints in an instant, this camera is perfect for those moments you just have to capture, and is available in black, purple, blue, and red.
Say cheese in five different colors, thanks to the adorable Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. Perfect for those sleepover selfies, this camera features a selfie mirror, macro lens adapter for close-up shots, and produces instant, clear photographs for hold-in-your-hand memories. Available in flamingo pink, lime green, smokey white, and two shades of beautiful blue.
If you’re ‘sounding out’ what’s available when it comes to gifts for the gamers in your life, check out these Turtle Beach Headsets. Perfect for gaming and chatting, these glasses-friendly headphones for the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4 provide virtual surround sound, as well as soft, breathable mesh for ultimate comfort.
Too low to display
Stop right there! We’ve found the ultimate, the purrfect, gift for your gadget loving kids. These super comfy Cat Ear Headsets feature glowing, flashing, cat ears, as well as noise reduction technology, and what’s more, they’re fully foldable so if they MUST take them off, they can fit easily into their backpack or tote.
Check out the PlayStation as you’ve never seen it before! Forget supersized, this version is super slim, and super awesome! Complete with a DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, your kids can play all their favorite games without the bulk of the previous consoles. Just think – it might even make their rooms look that little bit tidier!
Do you have a child who is a bit of a geek? Then M.A.X is the answer to your gift-giving prayers! This adorable 12” robot combines Artificial Intelligence with customizable programming, meaning your child will have a functioning, and fun, pal to play and learn with. The perfect gift for techies and critical thinkers.
If you’re searching for gifts for 10 year old technical whizzkids, you won’t go far wrong with the Games and Gadgets Electronics Lab from Smart Circuits. Includes everything your pre-teen will need to learn all about electronics engineering, via the microprocessor and modular system, such as base boards, jumper wires, and battery modules.
5 Diy Tutorials for Your Tech Kid
Here’s an incredible DIY project that you and your child can do at home, which is based on the ever popular ‘GIFs’. Traditionally known as a kinematoscope, this optical illusion uses photographs and motion to create the impression of a moving picture, and is a lot of fun to make and play with.
If you’re looking for home-made projects to make with your tech-crazy child, head over to Research Parent’s blog for instructions on how to make this adorable Wiggle Bot. Using mostly household items, this cute little fella will jiggle about, creating unique patterns on paper as he moves about on his marker legs.
Take your kids back to the days that pre-date cinematography with this incredibly fun tutorial from Share it Science. Using just a few craft items, you and your child can create your very own Zoetrope, and, as an added bonus, this project supports STEAM learning, too. Perfect for those whose artistic skills stop at stick people!
You might regret showing your kids this DIY, but it IS a lot of fun and can also be used as a great physics experiment. This tutorial shows you how to make awesome iPhone speakers using not much more than a couple of paper cups and an empty cardboard tube. Head over to WikiHow for instructions.
Most, if not all, teenagers and pre-teens spend most of their waking hours with earbuds in their ears. Dress them up with this awesome tutorial from Instructables, which shows you how to create earphone wraps that take those wires from bland to beautiful, and turn them into a gorgeous fashion statement item.