There are many ways to express love and appreciation, giving thoughtful gifts remain the most preferred and the most appreciated one. During our birthdays and special days like Christmas , Easter, Valentine , Thanksgiving and our Anniversaries we all wait in anticipation to receive something that will put a smile on our face, just something big or small that says someone thought of you and went out of his/her way to make you smile.
This article ‘Gift Ideas for Preteen Boys’ is written with the hope that it will make Gift Shopping for your preteen boys bearable. Every stage of our child life is new to us.
Preteen or a tween phase as it is sometimes called is just one of those stages that parents do not know how to navigate, our young man is daily insisting on his independence and autonomy . He is slowly detaching from us in ways we didnt expect . Sometimes there is strive and conflicts, we might not even know how to reach out to him,it feels like there was a sudden wall erection between us. In the midst of it all, I am confident of this one thing nobody can ‘ defend himself againt love’ Love has the power to bring that wall down , express it patiently, consistently and unconditionally and when words fail Gifts can do the magic.
SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera
The camera captures crystal clear photos. The drone is easy to adjsut making sure that you capture every beautiful moments of your adventure. It has voice control, meaning you can speak to control and adjsut the flying direction of the drone. It is user friendly , easy to fly and easy to control. It can be controlled by remote, app in your phone, by voice and by gestures or poses.
HOMOFY STEM Toys Solar Robot Kit 12-in-1
This solar robot kit will sure keep him engaged for long, it is a great pull away from unnecessary screen time. It is a great combination of technology and engineering.It cultivate the spirit of scientific exploration. It comes with solar power panel.The robot can harness the solar to crawl, roll and float on the water.It does not require batteries( which is a great plus for me)
Snap Circuits “Arcade”, Electronics Exploration Kit
It has a 30 snap modules to complete more than 200 projects.It is loaded with many fun to play interactive games, a programmable word fan, a tri-color light orb and a dual LED display. You learn the basics of electricity, engineering and circuitry.Detailed easy to follow instructions makes it user friendly and pleasant to explore.It requires 3 AA batteries (Get them here).
Mega Gemstone Dig Kit
This gift promises to ignite your child’s love for science. It will give him the thrill of digging in a real gem mine.He can easily unearth the gemstones with the provided tools and add them to his rock collection.
UWANTME Electronic Shooting
It is loaded with fun for the entire family ,but you can still have a solo game and switch to multi players when you have company. It is great for family parties, sleep overs and outdoor entertainment. It is easy to setup, it count the score and reset itself when its time, It improves shooting skills and shooting accuracy. It gives the players a real shooting experience with its simulated gunshot and broken glass sound.
High Resolution Compact Binoculars
I believe that most parents like me can pay any price to get their kids to love outdoor life. This cost effective high resolution binoculars comes very handy to help you accomplish that mission. The quality of the telescope is good, you will be surprised by how far the view goes. It is not just a toy but can be a great asset for adventorous trips. It is easy to carry so you dont have to worry about the weight .
Shifu Orboot Augmented Reality Interactive Globe
It is an augmented reality stem toy that affords your explorer an opportunity to travel the world at the comfort of your home, yes you heard me well, travel the world safely by himself but next to you. Shifu Orboot brings the globe to his finger tips.
It helps to build their knowledge of the world in a way no geography lesson can.It is the best way to explore the world’s different monuments, cuisines, cultures ,inventions, animals and maps, without much harm to the pocket.Check my full review here
The headset are designed as a learning tool for kids.There are two types of Virtual reality headset one for learning mathematics and one for learning languages i.e French, Spanish, German, Chinese and English. This VR goggles can also be used by the whole family to watch videos or play other virtual reality video games.Kids can enjoy
this unprecedented way of learning maths and languages .Find my full review here.
Kids Waterproof Sports Camera
This kids waterproof camera comes with strong and durable waterproof case, easy to install, which allows you to take pictures and videos while swimming, skating, biking and skateboarding.It is very easy to use and its loaded with lot of features that our young explorers will enjoy. User friendly for the outdoor.NB : Remember to purchase a micro SD Card.
Electronic Drum Kit
It is a perfect starter set for anyone interested in music and drums.If you are not ready to commit to a large set ,these are your next best alternative.
Drum pads provide realistic expression; similar sounds to a non-electric drum kit. The drum set is easy to assemble. It can be used with headphones, so you don’t have to worry about noise in the house.
Give him a gift that will make him smile,give him a gift that will make him think you are a mind reader because you have been observing him so closely that you are aware of his unexpressed needs, Give him a gift that is engraved all around, Mom/Dad loves you. Give him a gift that tells him you are aware of his interests and passions, that makes him know you are behind him all the way.
The above recommended gifts can be considered for any special day , Christmas, Birthdays and celebration of special moments and achievements.
What would you add to the list? Tell us in the comment below what gift worked well for you and your preteen.