You know that kid who gets the latest iPhone and hot new video game before everyone else? You might be wondering what to buy him for his birthday when he seemingly has everything. Sure, you can always opt for a standard gift card and leave the choosing up to him, but where’s the fun in that? If you’re stuck, here are seven of the best gift ideas for the 10-year-old boy who has everything.
1. Mini-Helicopter Drone
Remote control cars are a thing of the past. These days, every kid wants to play with a drone. Thankfully, you can get one without spending hundreds of dollars. This mini-helicopter drone features a six-axis system for a smooth flight and 360-degree rotation. Suitable for indoor and outdoor launches, the drone also offers a one-key return function for a safe ride home and LED lights for night flights.
2. Score Target for NERF Practice
Most kids have NERF guns but not all will have a score target to help them perfect their aim. This electric score target features three auto-lifting targets and a mini LED display showing scores. Whether he is playing alone or competing with friends, this toy is sure to get a ton of mileage.
3. Harry Potter Coding Kit
A lot of kids are into coding these days, but this coding kit is pure magic. It allows kids to build a wand that actually responds to their movements with the help of a step-by-step tutorial and free Kano app. All wand parts are included, as well as over 70 creative challenges. Make feathers fly and pumpkins grow, cast spells, and more. This gift is a must-have for any would-be wizard.
4. Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
Not a Harry Potter fan? This inventor kit uses a coding app to build a Star Wars droid. Winner of over 50 awards, the Star Wars droid inventor kit enables kids to create their own droid and bring it to life using littleBits electronic blocks. The kit includes the free droid inventor app and the ability to take any creation on 22-plus missions while teaching it new skills.
5. Optical Illusion Clock with Bluetooth
Getting up in the morning may be a sore spot for some 10-year-old boys, but this 3D alarm clock makes it more interesting. With Bluetooth capabilities to stream their favorite music, the clock is displayed as an optical illusion, glowing in space above the lamp.
6. Nose Soap Dispenser
Many 10-year-old boys would rather not peel themselves away from their friends or their favorite video game to take care of their hygiene. But this wacky nose soap dispenser is sure to turn their mood (and smell) around.
7. Virtual Reality Headset
Most VR sets are expensive, but this one won’t break the bank. Compatible with Androids and iPhones, this VR headset allows the wearer to be immersed in his game, video or app by simply inserting a phone into the other end of the device and strapping it on. With adjustable lenses and straps, the headset is ideal for faces of all shapes and sizes. And, if he already has a VR set, check out these other tech gifts.
If you haven’t yet found the perfect gift for the 10-year-old boy in your life, consider getting him a funny t-shirt or a prank gift, like these cockroach toys. Just be sure you hide from his parents if the kid isn’t yours.
Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and VICE.