Inexpensive gift ideas for a ten-year-old boy

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Inexpensive gift ideas for a ten-year-old boy
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It may seem, with the abundance of high tech toys and games on the market, that there aren’t too many inexpensive gifts for a 10-year-old boy. But even if money is tight, it doesn’t mean that the 10-year-old's gift has to be less entertaining. There are gifts that a 10-year-old boy will appreciate, without spending a lot of money.

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Board Games

Encourage kids to unplug and enjoy quality family fun by giving them a board game. Choose one that is age-appropriate, according to the rating on the game, so that it won’t be too difficult for the child to play. Select a travel-size game for additional savings.

Used Video Games

Buying a second-hand video game will slash its retail price in half. Most stores guarantee that used games are in playable condition or you can exchange it for another title. Check the store’s return policy before buying a used game in case you purchase one that is already owned by the recipient.

Science Kit

A science kit is a fun and educational gift for a 10-year-old boy. Find a set to build a volcano that actually erupts or an experiment set that comes with nontoxic chemicals and test tubes. According to the U.S. Department of Education, science kits can be bought from your local science museum gift shop or online.

Action Figures

A budding collector will appreciate this gift idea. Choose an action figure from the child’s favourite TV show or movie. Select an action figure that has accessories. This gift idea allows the child to get creative and let his imagination run wild.

Toy Cars

Toy cars are inexpensive and they can be bought individually or in sets. A car wash set or ramp that goes with the cars can provide hours of fun. If the child likes puzzles or building things, consider getting him a model car he can customise.

Backyard Games

Backyard games like badminton or a volleyball are less expensive if bought in the fall. Prices get marked down when stores are trying to get rid of seasonal merchandise. The child can still enjoy these games throughout the year and get exercise.

Water Toys

Water toys are entertaining and inexpensive. A sprinkler attachment or slip-and-slide are fun games that entertain kids. Buy a water balloon set so they can start a water fight. Toy water guns and power soakers also suit a 10-year-old boy.

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