As kids get older I find it harder to buy gifts for them. Often I find that they just want money or computer games, both of which, I hate giving. Call me old-fashioned, but I love taking time to choose gifts for children and I find that when I give money, they often spend it on things that aren’t good for them (like chocolate or games that mean their faces are stuck to their screens!)
If you are similar and you have a ten-year-old to buy for, check out these ten toys that I’m happy to recommend. If you want to buy something cheaper or more expensive (all these gifts cost between €10 and €22) or none of these just jump out at you, check out my full range of toys for ten-year-olds here.
1. The Yes/No Game €10.49
This is a fun game for the whole family. It comes with 1 pack of ’50 questions’ cards and a bell and the aim is to be able to answer the questions without answering yes or no. It’s much harder than it seems!
2. The Science of Colours and Light – €11.99
This is a really good value science kit that combines crafts to look at the science of colours and light. It’s clever and yet simple enough for ten-year-olds to enjoy and grasp.
3. Tractor in a Tin – €13.95
This fun little kit has everything you need to build your own metal tractor. Perfect for kids that like mechanics and farming.
4. The Story Telling Game – €14.99
Children have the best imaginations and it’s great to be able to encourage them in fun ways. This game will have you all sucked into each other’s stories!
5. Putty Peeps Mixing Lab – €14.99
Make six different coloured putty, add special effects and learn all about colour formations at the same time. This kit is great for all ages.
6. Recycled Paper Beads – €17
With this jewelry making kit, you need a recycled bottle and old magazines or newspapers to make your very own quirky beads and jewelry.
7. Science Lab – €17.99
This is a brilliant kit for budding scientists.
8. Really Rotten Experiments – €22
The grosser, the better! This kit will have your stomach churning with the fun experiments and information sheet. From the makers of the Horrible Science Series.
9. Glitter Boards Dresses – €18.65
Not every ten year old enjoys gross experiments. Some are happier to sit down and do crafts. This set allows the child to design pretty dresses with glitter.
10. Art by Numbers Coloured Sand – €17.95
It can be hard to find nice craft kits that are more boyish. This one is perfect. It’s sand art and the pictures are of boy doing board sports (skateboarding, surfing, etc)
I hope this has helped give you some inspiration. Nine and ten-year-olds are quite similar, so maybe you’d like to read my ten gift ideas for nine-year-olds too?
Enjoy the rest of the Easter break,