These days, many of the most popular kid’s birthday gifts are digital games or video game consoles. While these types of gifts offer a great deal of entertainment value, it’s important to stimulate kids’ minds in other ways as well.
That’s exactly why we’ve compiled this quick list of fun and engaging birthday present ideas for 10-year-olds. Whether you’re trying to find something for your child, grandchild, or niece or nephew, take a peek at our top picks and pick up the perfect gift today.
Arts and crafts
Let your little one tap into their creative side by giving them an artsy gift. Whether it’s a paint set, a voucher for a ceramics class, or a beginner’s pottery kit, your child will love the chance to get their hands dirty and create an artistic masterpiece. You might even find that they have an exceptional talent for art, and it could end up becoming a lifelong passion.
Tickets to a sporting event
Does your 10-year-old love cheering for the local baseball or football team? Spend some quality time together by taking him or her to an upcoming game. Even as an adult, your child will always remember attending sports games with you. Plus, it’s a hobby you can follow together for years to come.
A musical instrument
Music is another fantastic way for children to express themselves through art, and this is a great age for them to explore a potential interest in playing music. Instead of choosing an instrument for them, try to gauge their interest ahead of time to see if there’s one in particular that interests them.
Board games or puzzles
If you’re in search of an engaging way to bring your family together, look no further than an old-school board game or puzzle. These types of games allow for group participation, and they’re great fun for the entire family. Try to select a game or puzzle that your child won’t outgrow quickly, so they can enjoy it over the years as they grow up.
A garden kit
This is the perfect present if you want to encourage your little one to spend a little bit more time outdoors. A garden kit helps teach them key lessons like responsibility, dedication, and patience. As their plants bloom, they’ll feel proud of the hard work they put in. To help your little one see the best results, do some research into which flowers, fruits, or vegetables grow best in your climate.
A classic book
A love of reading is a gift that lasts a lifetime. Inspire your little book lover with one of your favorite novels from your childhood. Explain why you love that particular book and what it meant to you as a child. Take time to chat about the characters and the storyline as your little one makes his or her way through the book. Sharing a bond over a classic book will be meaningful to both you and your child.
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