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Gift Guide for 11 Year Olds: The 10 Best Gifts to Give

By Erica Lim on April, 25 2020

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Gift Guide for 11 Year Olds: The 10 Best Gifts to Give

It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for the 11 year old in your life, whether or not he or she is picky. We’re here to make it easy for you with our curated list of fan favorites and ultimate presents for 11 year olds. All of these selections encourage new ways of thinking and challenge a child in fun and creative ways. Here are some of the best-selling toys, games, and books from this year that are guaranteed to make any child smile.

Age Numbers-1 Perfume Lab Kit


Any 11 Year Old will love this experimental kit that engages the child's sense of smell and has an incredible outcome - a new personalized unique perfume or cologne. He or she will learn about different essential oil extractions by making their own fragrance. All ingredients in this kit are completely safe for kids and non-toxic. Its lab design will also encourage the child’s scientific curiosity. This gift is a cool activity and creates a daily item that can be used over and over again.

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Coding Robot Toy

This gift is a perfect way to start for the future engineer. Cozmo is the real-life, educational robot that moves and builds with the child. When a child places Cozmo in explorer mode, he or she is in complete control of Cozmo’s actions and commands. The child can also download the Cozmo app for additional commands and tricks. Coding toys also encourage STEM skills, making play both fun and educational.

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Wildwood Chronicles Book Set 


Reading is an integral way for a child to develop language and writing skills. Book series are the best way to engage in reading. Once a child finds a series he or she loves, they will dive into it and binge read it. They develop deeper understandings with the characters and become invested in the storylines themselves, developing not only language and vocabulary, but also the imagination and ability to feel empathy and relate to others. The Wildwood trilogy has been wildly popular amongst young tweens and has landed itself on the New York Times bestseller list. Any child will love the epic fantasy world of Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis.

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Party Cake Baking Set 


This Baking kit comes with all the things a child needs to create their very own cake or cupcake. Baking and Cooking in the kitchen is an excellent activity to encourage independence, so this is the perfect gift for a little chef. They can do it with family or friends and enjoy it every time. Give them real hands-on practice with this set, that doesn’t need to be to make his or her actual birthday cake, but for any celebration or afternoon activity.

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Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

This Avengers-themed boxed kit is perfect for any fan of Marvel’s superheroes. It includes everything your child will need to build his or her own Iron Man gauntlet, including kid-friendly electronic parts, LED Matrix, authentic Marvel sound effects, plastic pieces, stickers, and battery. In addition, the toy comes with an app with 18 activities that allow the child to program his or her gauntlet and enhance the ultimate superhero experience. Not only does this set appeal to Marvel fans, but it also gives kids an introduction to coding.

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Double Ditto Game


This is the newest, award winning game from industry leaders Inspiration Play. It’s fun and hilarious game activity for the whole family or a group of friends: “Pick a card, read it out loud, and then quickly write down 2 answers you think other players will also write. Laugh or cry as you discover whether you were able to match any answers with other players. Find out whose mind is in sync with yours. It may not be who you expect!”. It’s quick and easy to learn and also encourages quick thinking. It’s perfect for family game night, sleepover birthday parties, and holiday gatherings. It is loved by kids and engages them time after time.

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Sofa Sack Kids Beanbag


This Sofa Sack bean bag chair is the perfect addition in a tween’s bedroom. It’s cozy, soft, and incredibly comfortable. It’s fit and size make it the perfect gaming chair or reading spot. It’s universally stylish so it can match any room design. It deflates easily for quick transportation and storage.

Age Numbers8Razor RipStik


The Ripstik is a beloved mainstay for countless children because it is so easy to learn and use. It encourages the child to spend more time outside with friends, and is perfect for the sporty kid. Any child with a curiosity for physical activity and love of the outdoors is guaranteed to enjoy this gift.

Age Numbers9Hair Chalk Salon


Hair chalk is a great way for your kid to be adventurous with their hair without the hassle of hair dye and without permanent results. This set includes 5 washable hair chalk pens, 24 metallic beads, a hair beading tool, and 24 hair elastics - plenty enough for several sessions of playful hair coloring sessions with family or friends. The product can be applied to dry hair of any color and easily washes off with shampoo, so no need to worry about regrets. A hair chalk set will make your kid feel like they're at the spa for the day.

Age Numbers 10Paper Quilling Kit


Quilling is a fun arts and crafts activity that allows kids to create cool 3D pictures - and it is the perfect gift for a crafty kid who seeks to experiment with new materials. Roll strips of colored paper into shapes using molds and glue them to a sheet of paper. After they dry, the result is a cool art piece. This professional kit includes 30 colors of paper with 100 strips, a quilling board, tools, and glue. The little artist d will have enough supplies to make several elaborate and impressive pictures.


Whether it is for a  child who likes reading, sports, or arts & crafts, they are sure to enjoy one of our top picks. These gifts are cool, original and trendy and will impress any child and parents. For more options, see our blog with additional presents for tweens. Our recommendations will surely help to make this a birthday to remember. 


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