27 Cool Gifts for 11 Year Old Boys They Will Totally Love

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Whether you are celebrating a birthday, or other special occasion, at this age, a gift is always cool.

11-year-old boys have a love for action figures, new tech gadgets, and electronic games. Many boys would be thrilled to get a toy drone or even a real one.

Lego is always a fantastic choice. And being 11 years old, they will love a set that is big enough for them to build something big, and with enough parts to build a lot of cool stuff.

NameCategoryProduct
Catan The Board GameBest OverallCatan The Board Game
The Everything Kids' Giant Book of JokesBudget PickThe Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes
Evo App-Connected Coding RobotUpgrade PickEvo App-Connected Coding Robot

1. Catan The Board Game

Our rating: 9 / 10

Catan The Board Game

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Pros:

  • Great card game
  • Complex and strategic game
  • Slightly more intelligent than the comparable Settlers of Catan

It’s not a farmer’s market for nothing. The Settlers of Catan is an entertaining and educational game about food, trade, banking, and construction.

The game is even guaranteed to give hours of entertainment to young ones thanks to its diversity of strategy. Its easy-to-pick-up gameplay means that players of all ages can enjoy the fun.

Players will be engrossed in another world as they try to monopolize the production of crucial resources on the island of Catan. The winner will be the richest player who will also possess the largest population.

2. Square Root of 121: 11th Birthday 11 Years Old T-Shirt

Our rating: 9 / 10

Square Root of 121: 11th Birthday 11 Years Old T-Shirt

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Pros:

  • Square root of 121 shirt to wear on your 11 th birthday
  • Fun party shirt for your 11th birthday
  • Great choice for your child’s party
  • Makes a great gift to a friend who just turned 11 years old

If you’re looking for a math shirt to wear as an 11-year-old, this could just be the one you’re looking for.

This is a t-shirt that comes with, of course, the square root of 121. As you know though, kids at 11 years old are super cute and like to wear things that’s not business related for them. This could also be considered as a gift for a math lover in your life.

The t-shirt might not fit adults we recommend it more for kids, but it’s still a good gift to give to a math lover in your life.

3. M Merkapa 31" Pro Complete Skateboard 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Deck Concave Skateboards

Our rating: 9 / 10

M Merkapa 31" Pro Complete Skateboard 7 Layer Canadian Maple Double Kick Deck Concave Skateboards

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Pros:

  • Built using the latest design techniques and technology
  • It’s capable of supporting heavy weight
  • Lightweight and strong at the same time
  • The board has a nice slender feel
  • It rolls very smoothly across any surface
  • It’s durable and highly resilient over time
  • It’s easy to assemble, and you can do it in under 20 minutes

Cons:

  • It’s brand new, and there will be some users who will have problems with it immediately
  • The board has a very slippery surface

Kit and Complete 8.25" Trucks with 69MM Wheels

This skateboard from Merkapa is a revolutionary piece of technology. It certainly lives up to its promise with features like an amazing surface, high durability, versatility, and lightness.

This skateboard has a very unique look, but it’s not just about the looks. It’s an 8-ply professional skateboard with a spectacular design. It’s lightweight, durable, and extremely flexible.

4. JP WinLook Ping Pong Paddle

Our rating: 9 / 10

JP WinLook Ping Pong Paddle

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Pros:

  • The kit comes with 4 paddles and 8 wooden balls
  • At a very reasonable price
  • Might be the best ping pong paddle for the money
  • The paddles hand extremely well
  • Easy to grip and can firmly grip the paddle
  • The balls bounce as expected
  • The gear is a great gift idea for someone who enjoys playing ping pong
  • The paddles will last for a while
  • The price will suit anyone’s budget
  • The paddles handle extremely well

Cons:

  • There are customers who complained that the balls were defected
  • The paddle’s handle is not ergonomically designed, which could put undue strain on your joints
  • The paddle can have issues with overall durability

This ping pong paddle and ball set might be the best bang for your bucks, especially if you’re a beginner player. It’s not a high-end paddle set, but it can easily compete with others in this range. That’s because the set comes with 4 paddles and 8 balls, and all of the equipment have been carefully selected and are of pretty good quality.

5. Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

Our rating: 9 / 10

Elenco Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100

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Pros:

  • Will help kids develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Will double as your next party favor
  • Construction is sturdy
  • Great for those looking to get familiar with electronics

Cons:

  • Difficulty deciding how to start (guess I have to make my own!), the instructions were hard to read.

The original Snap Circuits kit contains over 50 projects and over 200 parts. Snap Circuits Jr., is scaled down for the kids, with only 20 projects and 99 parts, the kit is still enough to give them a wonderful entry into electronics.

Snap Circuits is a modular electronic learning system that uses snapping circuits together like building blocks to make working electronic circuits.

Snap Circuits Jr. has an all new design, featuring a colorful, durable plastic case with clear sides so kids can see the fun glowing lights and moving parts inside.

6. Spalding Over The Door Unit

Our rating: 9 / 10

Spalding Over The Door Unit

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Pros:

  • Various mounting options
  • Space-saving which is perfect for small spaces
  • Comes with free mounting hardware
  • Measures 22.5"H x 4.9"W
  • Great for school
  • Keeps balls and stuff off the floor

Cons:

  • May not take all sizes of basketballs
  • May not be strong enough for some

This price point ball rack is perfect if you have multiple sizes of balls. The Spalding Over the Door Basketball Storage unit is a popular choice for indoor and outdoor use. The rack fits using two screws (which are included) which affix the storage unit to the top of your door. Some people choose to attach it to a wall for more stability.

7. LEGO Minecraft The Iron Golem 21123

Our rating: 9 / 10

LEGO Minecraft The Iron Golem 21123

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Pros:

  • Highly detailed
  • Big and solid
  • Highly interactive
  • Fully posable
  • Highly durable
  • Looks great
  • Feels great

This game has taken the world by storm recently, and can now be enjoyed even more with this amazing Lego set.

With over 1,000 pieces to build and over 7 hours of assembly time, this Lego set is a great gift for any true Minecraft fanatic.

The Iron golem is the second largest model that is available in the Lego Minecraft world. It also includes the second largest of the Minecraft character bodies as well.

8. Capture the Flag REDUX: The Original Glow-in-The-Dark Outdoor Game

Our rating: 9 / 10

Capture the Flag REDUX: The Original Glow-in-The-Dark Outdoor Game

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Pros:

  • Great for teens
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Is great for team-building activities

That They Actually Want!

This glowing game is something a little bit different. It’s a unique kind of battle game that’s a terrific option for teens that want to play outside. We’ve all played hide and seek in the dark, but this is a whole different animal.

Capture the flag REDUX is something a little bit different than a normal game of hide and seek. For one thing, everyone’s trying to capture a glowing flag. Plus, the game comes with cool glowing sparklers that’ll make it possible to play even when there’s no light.

9. Snurk Duvet Cover Set Duvet Cover

Our rating: 8 / 10

Snurk Duvet Cover Set Duvet Cover

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10. Kan Jam Portable Disc Slam Outdoor Game

Our rating: 8 / 10

Kan Jam Portable Disc Slam Outdoor Game

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Pros:

  • Great For Outdoor Or Indoor Use
  • Manual Can Be Downloaded From The Website
  • Weather Resistant
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Kan Jam Targets Last For Years

The Aerocraft is a multipurpose wheelbarrow, and not only does it carry things, but it's also a cart, dolly, and even a rock carrier. The ergonomic design makes it comfortable enough to carry objects all day long, and the wheels are designed in such a way that they can handle up to 300 lbs.

Another feature we like is that the Aerocraft can be moved even with all its attachments. It won't tip over, even if all its extensions are attached, and the wheels are wide enough for you to maneuver around lawns easily.

Things we don't like about the Aerocraft:

11. HUSAN Great Gift Toy

Our rating: 8 / 10

HUSAN Great Gift Toy

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12. Evo App-Connected Coding Robot

Our rating: 8 / 10

Evo App-Connected Coding Robot

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Pros:

  • Eye-catching design
  • Coding is enjoyable and easy

The EVO App-Connected Coding Robot has a lot of great features, including a range of wheels and cubes to program. The robot can be programmed using the Cubelets app, which is easy to use and great for getting kids familiar with coding.

This unique robot not only lets you program, but it can be controlled via the app while in ‘live mode’. A standard USB port is also included, which doubles as a power source, so you don’t need to use batteries.

Back to the fun robot. We love the bright color scheme and the cool look of the Evo robot. You have to admit that the design is pretty special. The only downside is that it’s not available for Windows users, so be sure to bear that in mind.

13. Evviva Sciences Crystal Growing Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

Evviva Sciences Crystal Growing Kit

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Pros:

  • Colorful, works well, kids liked it
  • Educational, informative gift for kids
  • Great low cost gift
  • Self contained kit
  • Makes beautiful crystals

Cons:

  • Instructions not that useful
  • Heating method of growing the crystals is precarious

This crystal growing kit features everything you need to create your own beautiful sparkling crystals. The crystals alter the about of and the composition of light waves.

It is a fascinating area of chemical and physical science. Now you can create your own crystals to play with!

This kit will help you discover just how crystals grow. Use this growing kit to explore the fascinating world of crystals. The Crystals that you manufacture will stun your friends. Even your grandparents will be impressed!

14. MasterMagic Magic Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

MasterMagic Magic Kit

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Pros:

  • Comes with a magic book and all-included genuine magic kit.

The MasterMagic kit is the kind of magic set you give to a child. They will love it because it is so cool and fun to do magic tricks with. Some of these tricks will mislead even the adults. They will think the child is a pro magician. This is a great value and comes with everything you need. You get a step by step instruction booklet along with the magic set.

The MasterMagic set is a high tech computerized magic kit. All the props are realistic, yet are also illusions that will amaze people. This magic set is very easy and great for beginners because you don't need any previous experience. It can be used by children of all ages and even adults. This kit is great for boys or even girls. This is because it is a MAGIC KIT!

This is a really nice set because it gives you everything you need in order to perform some amazing magic tricks. Plus boys love to do magic tricks, especially if they think they are learning something new.

15. Doinkit Darts Kid-Safe Indoor Magnetic Dart Board

Our rating: 8 / 10

Doinkit Darts Kid-Safe Indoor Magnetic Dart Board

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Pros:

  • Has magnetic tips for safe play
  • Easy to hang
  • (Fun to play)
  • (No holes in the wall)
  • (Includes a board and 6 unique magnetic darts)
  • (Recommended for ages 8 and up)
  • (Dimensions: 11.5γ x 8.5γ x 0.75γ)
  • (Made of wood)
  • (Protective vinyl coating on surface)
  • (Great for a quick game with the kids)

(Beware: The darts can also be a projectile if you lose them. Luckily, you have 6 of them!)

The Doinkit Darts kid-safe magnetic dart board is not only a must-have for all dart game lovers, but is also a great toy for kids.

16. Lakeshore Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

Lakeshore Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit

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Pros:

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Contains everything you need
  • Ideal for the home
  • Provides excellent display of your work
  • Allows you to create a decorative piece for your home
  • The tools provided are of high quality

Cons:

  • A bit pricier than other kits
  • The tools seem to work better with thin pieces of wood

The Lakeshore item comes with over 140 pieces of wood, which is sufficient to get the project done. The set includes not only the main wood pieces but also screws, hinges, nails, and other means of connecting the wooden pieces.

The instructions manual is very easy to follow and will ensure that your creation turns out just the right way.

The project you will create is a jewelry box, a folding crib for a teddy bear, a jack-in-the-box, a princess castle, a treasure chest, a puppet theater, and a wooden dog house. Each of these models is both decorative and functional. You can choose to keep whatever you create or gift it to someone special.

17. Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

Our rating: 8 / 10

Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

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Pros:

  • Unique list-making idea
  • Perfect gift for 11 year old boys
  • Made of high quality materials

Cons:

  • Does not seem to float well
  • Firmly held in place by suction cups

Now, I don’t know about you but I don’t recall having a lot of time for my interests when I was 11. Although I desperately wanted to spend hours in my room, gaming or building models, I just wasn’t given the opportunity to do so. I would have loved a bucket list poster like this!

This unique gift is “super cool”, as one reviewer commented. It’s the ultimate list maker, giving you a chance to tick off all those activities that you’ve always wanted to try but never had the time for. The poster is appealing to boys and girls alike, although it’s definitely aimed at boys.

18. Smartxchoices 38" Kids Natural Acoustic Guitar Bundle Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

Smartxchoices 38" Kids Natural Acoustic Guitar Bundle Kit

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Pros:

  • *Cheaper than most comparable guitars

This acoustic guitar bundle from Smartxchoices is an awesome package for a beginner. The guitar itself boasts outstanding workmanship and quality. The materials used to create it are also durable and resistant to wear and tear.

The guitar is also a lot lighter than comparable brands, which makes it a lot easier to hold up. The bundle comes with a shoulder strap, an extra set of strings, and a pitch pipe. The guitar's dimensions are 38.2 x 12.2 x 3.7 inches, and it weighs 6.6 lbs.

The extra set of strings included should come in handy if the strings break or wear out. With the accessories included, the guitar should make a great starter instrument, especially for kids.

19. Razor Jetts Heel Wheels

Our rating: 7 / 10

Razor Jetts Heel Wheels

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If your child gets bored pretty quickly with his regular sneakers, then the Razor Jetts Heel Wheels could make a great addition to his wardrobe. These sneakers are designed to clip onto almost any type of shoe “ no matter how high the top is —, installing in just seconds.

They’re a practical and fun option for active kids, but they are also a great deal of fun for grommets. It’s great to see them out and about with their friends, training for the next big sport season.

This is particularly good if you live in an area where you’re constantly battling the elements or if you spend a lot of time at the local skate park.

20. Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights

Our rating: 7 / 10

Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights

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Pros:

  • Waterproof Design
  • Multiple Mode Rotation Patterns
  • Silicone Rubber Casing
  • Waterflow Reflector
  • Extra Safe & Durable LED Matrix
  • No Tools Required to Install
  • 100% Hassle-Free Money Back Guarantee
  • Easy to Fit and Attach in Minutes

Cons:

  • Some users reported looseness of bolts after riding hard
  • Not very bright for nighttime rides on a country road at 10mph
  • Some users reported that LED light starts to act up after a while

If you are tired of your old tires on your bicycle, we strongly recommend the Safety Tubes Scenic LED Lights. It doesn’t matter if your bike is green, white, black or any other color, the Safety Tubes will match the color of your bike, and give it a remarkable, modern, and artistic style.

This wheel lighting kit will light up two of your bike tires and the wheel barrow with 8 bright LED lights that will make you more visible and can help you stay safe in low light or dark conditions.

The light will last about 72 hours at the standard setting of 3 hours per day, and each light set includes a manual with a full installation guide and a good quality battery.

21. Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior Metal Detector

Our rating: 7 / 10

Bounty Hunter BHJS Junior Metal Detector

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Pros:

  • Waterproof
  • All black color
  • Reliable
  • Affordable
  • Durable

Your kids love to out dig for hidden treasures, right? The Bounty Hunter Junior Metal Detector is a great detecting equipment that you and your kids can enjoy! It is a great training equipment for beginners and kids.

What we like about it:

  • Amazing features for the price:
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • Waterproof as it is made of waterproof material
  • Easy to use and set-up
  • Reasonable weight, portable and easy to detect objects in any area
  • Sturdy and lightweight
  • Rubberized handle grip

22. Pranklopedia: The Funniest

Our rating: 7 / 10

Pranklopedia: The Funniest

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Pros:

  • Extremely fun!
  • Wide variety of pranks to choose from
  • Perfect for the prank-loving 11 year old boy
  • Very funny pranks

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23. The Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes

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Pros:

  • Jokes appeal to both boys and girls
  • Includes chapters for jokes, riddles, and brain teasers
  • Sturdy hardcover
  • Good variety of subjects
  • Adult supervision recommended for some jokes

Cons:

  • Tricky riddles may be hard to solve on your own
  • Not really a joke book rather than a collection of jokes
  • Repetition in jokes and riddles

Just because you’re not in grade school anymore doesn’t mean you can’t use some help with your homework. The Everything Kids’ Giant Book of Jokes, Riddles, and Brain Teasers is a hilarious compendium of the best jokes, riddles, and puzzles for use as writing prompts, content for school projects, and of course, just for fun.

Chock-full of hundreds of jokes, riddles, and brain teasers, this irresistible collection features an eclectic mix of silly stories, clean jokes, and kid-friendly riddles and brain teasers that will appeal to kids of all ages. This fun-packed collection is sure to challenge, amuse, and engage young readers, offering hours of fun and laughter.

24. Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes

Our rating: 6 / 10

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes

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Pros:

  • Encrypts the user's writing
  • Uses invisible ink lettering
  • Includes a secret code to secretly identify countries at war
  • Has colored illustrations
  • Helps users to master secrecy

This book is a top-secret handbook on how to encrypt and how to crack codes. It teaches users as young as 11 years old how to code messages in secret writing through invisible ink lettering.

The book uses illustrated examples on how to master secrecy and how to master writing in secret. It is a product of the United States Military, so of course, the quality is guaranteed to be high.

This book is a must-have if you are looking for a book that will get your son intrigued about code-breaking and information about secret writing and secret codes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do 11 year olds want for their birthday?

What is a good gift for an 11 year old boy in India?

You can't go wrong with any of these cool gifts for a boy aged 11 and up. Also, take a look at the guide for 12 year old boy gifts. Age 11 or 11 years is a milestone in every boy’s life and they will be delighted to celebrate it with all the cool things you got for them.

The hockey sticks are an exact replica of the exact ones used by pro players. They are perfect for playing a pick-up game of hockey.

What can I buy an 11 year old boy UK?

With many years ahead of them to become the true man he is meant to be, what better gift to give him than the gift of knowledge? We have compiled a list of the best items to give an 11 year old boy this year, including the latest technology, books and more.

Conclusion

This is a great list of birthday gift ideas for your 11 year old boy. When we say “cool gifts for 11 year old boys,” we mean gifts that are cool and that 11 year old boys will love to get.

Opting for cool gifts for 11 year old boys makes shopping easy when it comes to selecting gifts for your sons 11th birthday.

Boys are at the age when they develop physically, so many of these gifts are great choices to help them to grow up. We researched many different kinds of gifts for 11 year old boys and narrowed it down to these so that you can find the perfect gift for your 11 year old birthday boy.

Our Recommendation

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Catan The Board GameBest OverallCatan The Board Game
The Everything Kids' Giant Book of JokesBudget PickThe Everything Kids' Giant Book of Jokes
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