Editors Note: There are many research-based articles on the pros and cons of gender-specific toys, a topic that many parents are passionate about. In our toy series with our partner Wicked Uncle, we will be highlighting a specific age and gender. Our sister sites in other parts of the country will be doing the same, with a collective goal to provide a comprehensive list of quality toy choices based on developmental milestones. You will find as you look through the lists that our top choices are great for any gender. We encourage play and imagination at any age!
You know what's more difficult to do than finish putting away a load of laundry? Buying toys for teen boys! Most teens just want money, and while that's easy and often convenient, it's also no fun. Especially for birthdays or holidays when it's even more fun to watch your kids (or friends!) unwrap their presents. Target is well, Target. Same old stuff. And while the Amazon driver is my new bestie, to search Amazon is often overwhelming and leads down a dangerous rabbit hole. So when I discovered the website, Wicked Uncle, I was ecstatic! Not only is their site user-friendly, but they offer items that normally wouldn't even come across my radar.
Here are the TOP 10 TOYS I found to be absolutely amazing for teen boys:
- Build a Drone
- HD Action Camera + waterproof case
- Stupid Deaths -- The Frightfully Funny Boardgame
- Infinity NX -- Live Streaming Video Drone
- Flashing LED baseball cap
- Glow in the Dark Lawn Darts
- Make a Flinger Bot -- 78 piece set!
- Dance Charades
- Atomic Dog Wireless Speaker
- Extreme Waboba Ball
You may be familiar with some of these toys and some may ben new to you! I’ve given a short description of why I love each toy as well as a link to check it out for yourself!
Using a comprehensive kit, your teen can build three different drone configurations with a variety of speed settings, directional LED lights, and a protective rail guard. Control your new creations with a long-range remote control. Building your own drone is just as exciting as flying it later!
A perfect gift for your adventurous teen. This is a full HD action video camera with 120-degree wide angle. A waterproof case for easy carrying or, better yet, to mount on your helmet, skateboard, or bike!
Teens secretly love board games and this one will be no exception! But this isn't Monopoly or Candyland -- this game celebrates some of the stupidest deaths over the centuries. Players advance around the board deciding if the crazy death is actually true or false. Your family will die laughing this game is so fun (See what I did there??)!
Using his phone, your teen can fly this drone with ease! It does everything - live-stream photos and videos, 6-axis gyro, auto hover, waypoint planning, and more. Using a special app, you can even set it on an autopilot course! Amazing!
Have a teen that likes to stand out in a crowd? With an electric blue LED strip around the bill, this funky black cotton baseball cap has an adjustable velcro fastening for a comfortable fit. And four settings (fast flashing, slow flashing, constantly on, or off), gives your teen the choice of which funky fun he'd like!
Remember lawn darts? Yeah, but I bet your teen has no idea what they are! Bring back this awesome game with a new twist -- glow in the dark darts! The weighted 9 inch long lawn darts always stand up after landing, so it's super accurate for those extra-competetive teens!
Follow the step-by-step instructions and create a catapult. Your teen can start flinging objects and launching your family to fun! The cool Flinger Bot includes gears, hydraulics, and a propeller.
Boys can dance, too! In fact, with this game, your teen boy will be the one with all the latest and greatest moves. Dance out as many of the dance charades cards as you can while the music plays. Using 40-second song clips to get your groove on, the other players try to guess which dance moves you're attempting!
Portable & funky, this speaker provides quality sound and continuous music. Compatible with iPods, Androids, CD players, or any other line-in audio source. Rechargeable batteries bring you 5-10 hours of pumping music. Tap the dog's head to skip tracks! Way cool!
A ball that floats, skips, and bounces only on water? Your teen will be the most popular boy at the beach, lake, or pool. Measuring 2.2 inches, this mini ball bounces fast, far, and high! Perfect to play with a friend or on teams.