Saturday, September 8, 2012
If you are wondering what to get an 11 year old boy this Christmas, we have a list of ideas that should give you some assistance. Buying for a boy this age can be tricky - especially if you're not around them all the time. As their tastes can change quickly from week to week at this age, you really need to put some thought into any gift you want to get them.
Here are some general ideas on great Christmas gift ideas for 11 year old boys. Although it is not an extensive list, it should give you some good ideas on what to get for a boy this age.Video Games - If you know the boy is into video games, try to find out what game system or console they have so that you can get a game that will work. Also make sure it is age appropriate and something they do not have already. Sometimes, a membership to something like GameFly where you rent games like movies is a better idea.
Sports - From basketballs to footballs to blankets or other memorabilia, there are quite a few cool gifts you can get a boy who is into sports. Again, though, you are going to have to do a little homework in order to get something they are going to like. The best way to do this is to know what sport they are into the most and also find out what they are wanting or needing.
Books - This is not going to be a good gift for all boys, but for those who are not so much into sports, it can be the best gift ever. Whether it is the Choose Your Own Adventure books or something like the Percy series, there is something for everyone out there. You may have trouble finding an actual bookstore these days, but there are a lot of places you can buy books online. Try to support your local bookstore if you can, however.
Games - Beyond video games, there are also board games that some boys may want. Whether it is the Mindflex game (that's a lot cheaper for Christmas 2012) or a classic board game like Risk, there are quite a few games that 11 year old boys would want this year for Christmas.
These are just a few of the many great gifts you can get a boy who is 11 years old. The most important thing to remember is that the more you know about the boy, the better gift you are going to be able to give them. Make sure you take some time to find out what they might want.
This does not mean you should automatically get anything or everything on their list. Instead, use it as a guide for finding something they will like but at the same time will allow you to put your own personal touch on the gift. This can make the Christmas gift a lot more special - something they keep with them at least until they go off to college or move out of the house.
K. Paul Mallasch is the publisher of Top Toys Blog, which you can see here. He has quite a bit of information on Halloween as well. Check it out!