Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 10-Year Old Boys 2020

Lego Technic Porsche 911

Being 10 is a time of change and transition; children of this age are beginning to welcome the approach of adolescence and are firmly in the ‘tween’ age bracket.

Self-identity and self-esteem become much more important around this age as children develop more of a sense of who they are and how they fit into the world. For some children this age there will be a change in school, depending on the schooling system where they live, for others they will begin to experience different social settings in clubs and extra-curricular activities. Social interaction is increasingly important at this stage and children will become more skilled socially; being more able to navigate conflict, control their emotions and negotiate solutions with peers.

If you’re searching for a gift for a 10-year-old boy, this list may help you to find something special. We’ve put together a range of options, catering to different interests and skills so you will get plenty of ideas of what to buy.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Boys 2020

Lego Technic Heavy Duty Forklift

By age nine, boys are a bit too old to be considered children, but a bit too young to be teenagers, and are instead somewhere ‘in between’. They have almost reached adolescence and the term ‘tween’ or ‘tweenager’ is very much applicable. Some parents find this a very challenging stage of parenting whilst others cruise through it with very few problems.

In many ways 9-year-olds still need the support, comfort and structure that they had from their families as children but they are also becoming much more independent and able to carry out a wide range of activities without so much adult support. When you are buying a gift for a 9-year-old this new-found independence means that an even wider range of options are available as they are able to have a go at more complex tasks by themselves. This list has been put together to support you in choosing a gift for a 9-year-old boy.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Boys 2020

Lacoste Analogue Classic Quartz Watch

Thirteen marks the beginning of the dreaded teenage years; as a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception. No longer do they see themselves as a child but instead they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old boy may begin to feel more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.

In some ways this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-olds still desire affirmation from adults, and care about what grown-ups think of them despite expressing the contrary! Choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old boys.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 6-Year-Old Boys 2020

Hudora Nest Swing

6-year-old boys can be a mass of contradictions; on the one hand they start to go to parties, play dates and school events by themselves, and on the other hand they crave the security and comfort of home and parents. It is a time of change.

Whilst many 6-year-old boys will develop some kind of hobby or interest indoors, such as board games, video games, or construction activities, they also still have tonnes of energy and will crave and need time outdoors. As school steps up and becomes more classroom-based this time outdoors becomes even more important. Around this age lots of parents seek to involve their child in sports to keep them physically active and healthy.

If you’re looking for a gift for a 6-year-old boy there are plenty of options based on indoor and outdoor interests. We’ve put together a list that incorporates a variety of these ideas so that you can find the perfect gift for a 6-year-old boy that will also benefit his development.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 1-Year-Old Boys 2020

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By one year old a baby boy has already developed so rapidly; changing from a tiny, sleepy newborn into an almost-toddler with the personality to match! In the first year of life physical and cognitive development are more rapid than at any other time.

So, if you’re looking for a gift for a 1-year-old boy, that will continue to support his development, then this list of 30 ideas may be useful. We’ve included toys and gifts that will promote different kinds of development, and will appeal to different little boys’ interests and personalities so you’re sure to find something that will suit the little boy you’re buying for.

The 7 Best External Hard Drives of 2020

Western Digital Elements 2TB External Hard Drive

Data storage is fast becoming one of the most important topics for both hobbies and jobs. You need lots of places to store the rapidly growing amount of data in your everyday life, whether it’s school projects, game files, or family photos. We feel that the Western Digital Elements 2TB External Hard Drive is a great example of a data storage device everyone can appreciate thanks to its size, affordability and other features.

External hard drives like this one are fantastic products to keep around. They can provide extra storage space if you ever have more than what your computer came with, or they can let you take photos or other files to another home or school without having to send them over the Internet. This is much more secure. Let’s take a look at the above hard drive and more in our guide to the best external hard drives of 2020.

The 6 Best Robot Vacuums of 2020

iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum

These days, we’re all working more than ever, and we don’t always have time to vacuum every room of our homes. However, robot vacuums are becoming more advanced and might be a great choice if you want to lighten the load on your shoulders and keep your home clean at the same time. We found the iRobot Roomba 960 to be a fantastic home device that can keep your floors clean without being a disturbance.

Robot vacuums like the iRobot Roomba 960 are excellent tools to help you maintain a clean home even without the time to take care of the task yourself. It possesses a smart mapping system, runs quietly in the background, and is strong enough to pick up pet hair and other types of debris, even from thick carpet. Let’s take a look at this vacuum and more below.

Fujifilm X100V Review

Fujifilm X100V

Fujifilm’s X100 series of fixed-lens cameras has been many photographers’ favorite for almost a decade. We like the performance, portability, and physical design of this prime-lens compact camera. Now the X100V hits the market and we’re keen to see what the latest model might improve upon. It turns out, it’s a lot.

The X100V promises more capability, a redesigned lens, improved autofocus, and a laundry list of video features. So let’s dive in to see why we think this is a top choice if you’ve never owned an X100 series before and whether to upgrade if you have an earlier model of X100.

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 Review

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

If noise cancellation is your top priority, you’ve no doubt owned a pair of Bose QuietComfort headphones that have dominated the market since 2014. Bose isn’t going to rest on its laurels, though, and now introduces the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 that promise groundbreaking audio technology.

Having tested them out, we consider Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 to be the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market and they make a good case for being the best headphones full stop.

Google Pixel Buds 2 Review

Google Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2 (or, simply, Google Pixel Buds as the manufacturer calls them) are positioned to take on Apple AirPods Pro. The second generation of the earbuds was first announced in October 2019, but it has taken some time to hit the market.

Compared to the first iteration of Google Pixel Buds, the new line has better call and audio quality, a more secure fit, and a vent that lets in some environmental noise.