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Buying gifts for 11 year old boys can be very challenging. With their demands and your budget hardly ever agreeing, finding the perfect toy can be tough.

To help you find the top present for your favorite 11 year old, we’ve surveyed a wide range of children to find their most wanted gift.

No matter what type of personality they have, our team has handpicked the best gift ideas for everyone. From gifts for Minecraft lovers, to gifts for fortnite fans, here are the top toys for 11 year old boys.

Best Gift Ideas For 11 Year Old Boys

1. Portable Electronic Keyboard

portable electronic keyboard

Your favorite 11 year old is going to love this 54 key electronic keyboard! A great gift for beginners and experienced players alike, this keyboard features 100 different piano sounds and 100 different rhythms for maximum creativity. It also includes eight demo songs, a teaching app with 30 songs, sheet music stand, and power supply.

2. Ultra HD Action Camera

ultra HD action camera

Give the aspiring photographer in your life the perfect gift with this feature-filled action camera which is also a video camera.  Extremely versatile, it can be used for all outdoor sports, including snorkeling and diving! It also includes wi-fi capabilities, so they can share all of their adventures instantly. It comes with a waterproof case, remote control wristband, and two rechargeable batteries.

3. PS4 Madden NFL 20

PS4 madden NFL game

What better gift for an 11 year old boy than a PS4 game? With this football game, anyone can be a player, a coach, or even an owner.  There’s a fantasy team building mode featuring all the best players from the past and present, and the games can be played online against others, or offline against the computer.

Another great PS4 game option is Crash Bandicoot.

4. Hoverboard

hoverboard gift for 11 year old boys

This would be any 11 year old boy’s favorite gift! Featuring is a self-balancing control system for stability, and the gyroscope foot sensors make maneuvering the board safe and easy, even for a small beginner. The 6.5” rubber tires allow for indoor or outdoor riding, and the unique wheels have LED lights for safety.

5. Microscope Kit

microscope kit for kids

Cultivate a sense of curiosity in any kid with this microscope kit. It’s simple enough for a beginner to use, but it’s powerful enough to keep more advanced students busy as well. It has five different magnification levels and comes with a wide array of accessories, including blank slides, prepared slides, forceps, a test tube, and a petri dish. 

6. Electric Motors Catalyst Kit

electric motors catalyst kit

Get your aspiring young engineer this amazing invention set, and let them learn to build robots, electric cars, motors, and more. The kit includes fifty-plus parts that can be reused to make an endless number of inventions with ease. Ideal for any 11 year old boy, this kit is sure to bring them hours of endless fun.

7. PlayStation Icon Lights

playstation RGB lights

The perfect gift for any gamer, these lights are shaped like the icons and symbols from the popular PlayStation console. With the color phasing mode, the icons slowly light up and fade one by one, great for ant gamer’s bedroom. In party mode, the lights react to the beat of the music, making it ideal for a gamer get-together.

8. Beginner Acoustic Guitar Kit

beginners acoustic guitar kit

Surprise your musician with this beginner’s acoustic guitar package. It comes with everything a beginner needs, including a steel string guitar, strap, gig bag, pipe pitch, and nine picks. This kit is perfect for kids ages 11 and up. At 2.8 pounds and 38” long, the guitar is the perfect size and weight for this age group.

9. Beginners Telescope Set

beginners telescope set

This is a great gift for any stargazer, perfect for kids and beginner adults! Designed to provide views of the moon’s craters, Saturn’s rings, and Jupiter’s moons, it’s intriguing for astronomers of any age. Featuring a wireless camera adapter and a smartphone adapter, it’s possible for users to take incredible photographs to share with their friends.

10. Specdrums Rings

specdrums rings instrument

Give the gift of music to any youngster! These cool app-enabled music rings let anyone turn color into sounds. The app allows beginners and talented musicians alike to mix and produce entire songs, just by tapping a finger. With hundreds of instruments, loops, and sounds, any level of music can be created without ever using an instrument.

11. Dude Perfect Vortex Kit

dude perfect vortex kit

Surprise any youngster with this Dude Perfect football game! This is a fun and challenging aiming game, ideal for all ages. Throwing the ball at the target while trying to knock out the removable center is just one of the shots you can make. Also featured are challenging shots, trick shots and game starters.

12. RGB LED Strip Lights

RGB LED strip lights kit

Give any 11 year old’s bedroom a makeover with this RGB lighting! When synced with Bluetooth, these light strips change color with the beat of the music, and are perfect for decorating and bringing some fun to any room. There are 28 pre-programmed style modes for creating different atmospheres, and there are numerous colors to choose from.

13. Master Pogo Stick

master pogo stick

Know somebody who’s jumping mad? Gift them this pogo stick! Perfect for jumpers aged 9 and older, this item features non-slip footpegs and is wrapped in a foam material that makes it safe for children. There are six colors to choose from, and can handle weights from 80 up to 160 pounds.

14. Art Supplies Kit

drawing art supplies kit

The perfect gift for any aspiring artist. This art kit contains 162 items used for drawing and painting, including pencils, pastels, crayons, brushes, paints, sharpener, ruler, eraser, and various papers. This kit measures 16.75” x 11.75” x 6.25” and weighs just a few pounds, making it super lightweight and easy to carry around.

15. Ukulele Starter Kit

ukulele starter kit

A musical gift for anyone that has shown an interest in music, this ukulele starter kit includes everything one needs to learn to play, including an app, a tuner, and a tote bag. The app features songs they can play along with and easy-to-follow lessons. There’s also a quick start guide to help anyone learn the basics.

16. Dude Perfect Nerf Bow

dude perfect nerf bow

A must have present for the next Robin Hood, this set includes a functional bow that fires arrows, and includes two arrows that whistle when they are fired. It also comes with its own practice target where you can practice your skills and try out some challenges. A great gift for any Dude Perfect lover, they’re sure to have fun filming their trick shots.

17. RGB Cinema Light Box

RGB cinema light box

Who wouldn’t love to get this as a gift? This cinema light box comes with all the lighting options, letters, numbers, and emojis that they would ever need. There are enough tile pieces to spell out any message over three rows, and it can be used for any and all occasions.

18. Galaxy Penny Stakeboard

galaxy penny stakeboard

Your sk8ter boi is going to love this skateboard! Any boy who’s into skating will love this 22” long 6” wide mini skateboard. It features large wheels, which can help the beginning skateboarder feel much more steady. The maximum weight load is 198 pounds, making it also suitable for adult use as well.

19. Fortnite NERF Gun Set

fortnite NERF gun set

The ideal gift for any Fortnite lover, this blaster gun targeting set includes a blaster, three llama targets, and six darts. It’s perfect for setting up challenges and playing competitive games with others. The darts are made of foam and their tips are hollow and flexible, making this a good game top play indoors and out.

20. Vintage Floss Dance T-Shirt

floss dance t-shirt

A funny gift for your 11 year old, if your child likes to floss, this t-shirt is the perfect gift to celebrate their eleventh birthday. It comes in the solid colors of black, navy, and brown, which are 100% cotton. Dark heather and heather blue are 50% cotton and 50% polyester.

21. Exploding Kittens Card Game

exploding kittens card game

Aside from the name, this non-violent game is a fun gift for anyone who has a sense of humor.  This game is a fun card game that’s highly strategic and is recommended for people aged 7 and up. Fun for all the family, whatever is depicted on the cards governs the direction the game will take with plenty of surprises!

22. Gravity Maze Marble Run Game

gravity maze marble run game

The perfect gift for students, Gravity Maze is a game that helps kids develop critical thinking skills. It features sixty different challenges ranging in difficulty level and is best for kids age 8 and up. It comes with a game grid, nine towers, one target piece, and three marbles, and also has a high quality instruction manual.

23. Throw Throw Burrito Game

throw throw burrito game

Get them off the console or computer and play with the family. This game is a cross between dodgeball and a card game. It’s for 2-6 players and includes cards, tokens, and two foam burritos. Playing the game entails finding matches, dodging and throwing the foam burritos, and stealing points. Quick to learn, it’s great fun for all the family.

24. Remote Control Flip Car

remote control flip car

Any little boy would love to have this awesome remote control flip car. It can go forward, backward, left, and right, and features a 360 degree stunt flip rotation. It has two powerful motors, flexible wheels, and is made from high quality plastic. The red and blue LED lights make it great for playing at night.

25. Ferrari F8 LEGO Set

ferrari f8 LEGO set

This is a great gift for any boy that likes cars, especially Ferraris! This car building kit includes all the material needed to put together a model replica race car, and includes a driver minifigure that can be placed in the car when it’s finished. It can then be put on display, or used to challenge others to a race.

26. JavaScript For Kids Book

javascript for kids book

This book would make a nice gift for any kid who is interested in learning about computer programming. JavaScript for Kids teaches programming with step-by-step examples and by using funny illustrations, and some lessons even include learning how to write games. This 360 page paperback book is ideal for kids age 10 and up.

27. Kids Digital Sports Watch

kids digital sports watch

This is the perfect watch for rough and adventurous kids. It’s waterproof, shockproof, and has passed various damage tests. The strap is adjustable and made of soft resin material for the highest level of comfort, and the large dial and night light make it especially easy for kids to read.

28. Gaming Mode T-Shirt

gaming mode t-shirt

This is the perfect birthday gift for any gamer who is turning eleven. It states his message loud and clear for all the world to see. This shirt comes in three colors: cranberry, dark heather, and purple. It’s made of cotton and polyester, can be machine washed, and dried on low heat.  

29. Solar Robot STEM Kit

solar robot STEM kit

A great educational toy for boys who love learning, this would be a perfect gift for boys who are into science, technology, engineering or math. This DIY solar robot kit lets kids have fun building solar powered robots. The solar panel is powered by the sun, and the robot will walk without a battery.


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.