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50 Best Gifts For An 11-Year-Old This Year (2023)

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11-year-old girls and boys can be a tough age group to buy for.  There's so many options out there that finding cool unique gifts that they will love can be a bit overwhelming.  


We've put together our top picks of the best gifts for 11 year old kids.  Our gift guides always range in price so there's something for every budget and occasion.  We've also included a few educational gifts or the perfect present that has some educational value. Whether it's a birthday, Christmas or celebration gift, you'll find a cool gift on this list that they will love.


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A blank comic books is a great gift idea for any 11 year old who loves comics and has a creative side.  This create your own comic book features a blank template that's easy for kids to follow and create their own story.  It's perfect for comic book lovers who regularly read the Wimpy Kid or Captain underpants series books.  It's first on our list and one of our top gift options because it nurtures the creativity of any budding artist who will have a great time doing it!


An excellent gift idea for any 11 year old that loves video games is the Nintendo Switch. The best part about this gaming system is that it works hooked up to a television screen AND can be turned into a portable device that fits in backpacks and purses. In addition, the controllers on the switch can be operated as multi-player controls or as a paddle for one individual player. It's the best of both worlds and offers various games for all ages.


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Kids who've watched Guardians of the Galaxy absolutely love Groot.  This Groot lego set has kids follow step-by-step instructions to build one of their favorite Marvel characters.  It's the perfect gift for 11-year-olds who love to build, create things with their hands, and are working on their critical thinking skills to problem solve along the way. Lego builders will love this gift!


The Rotibox Bluetooth Beanie Hat is the perfect two-in-one gift. This double-knitted beanie is made to keep your head warm but also allows the wearer to listen to music hands-free. The wireless Bluetooth headphones and speaker are built into the hat so you can easily listen to music, podcasts or answer phone calls. It's easy to pair with cell phones, tablets or other wireless devices.


A great spin on a classic card game that kids love is the Harry Potter Uno.  These card games are a lot of fun for family game night.  This gift is a good option for kids who are big fans of the book or movie series.


This cake pop maker is an awesome gift idea for any young girl or young boy who enjoys baking.  The maker has 12 holes that are the perfect size for 12 cake pops or mini donuts.  It's non-stick for easy clean up and allows kids to bake without turning on the over.  It's an ideal gift for any 11th birthday that will get kids in the kitchen having so much fun. 


This magnifying light mirror is a great gift for pre-teen girls or boys that enjoy putting on fun makeup. The mirror comes in white, black or rose gold and has LED touchscreen dimming. The trifold mirror has 2X and 3X close up options as well as an adjustable stand that allows the user to find the perfect angle. It's small enough to fit on desk or vanity. 


This portable poof charger is as adorable as it is useful. This faux fur poof holds one full charge on a phone and has a battery gauge letting you know when it's time to recharge. It can easily be clipped onto a backpack and is a good idea for travel.  The portable poof charger is the perfect gift for 11 year olds who have tech gadgets that always need a charge. 


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Kids who love Star Wars will absolutely love these lightsabers!  These come with two lightsabers (39-inch lightsaber and a 29.5-inch lightsaber) that's great to play together among family members.  They light up, have an authentic metal hilt and come with 12 different colors that can be changed at the touch of a button.  It's a great physical activity to do with middle school kids and will limit their screen time. 


These hover balls have been all over social media recently and it's not hard to see why. Although the toy is marketed to kids and teens, it's great fun for all age ranges. The ball hovers wireless in the air and can be directed touch free using motion commands. This flying orb ball is a cool gift that is fun and engaging providing entertainment for hours.


This toy vault piggy bank is a great idea for 11-year-old boys and girls who are learning about saving their money.  This little vault holds all of their cash safe with a code that will unlock the door.  It has really cool sound effects when you insert any money, lock or unlock the vault.  

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This Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 is a practical gift idea for teenage boys starting to grow facial hair. This cordless shaver is fully charged in one hour with enough power for 20 shaves. It works with wet or dry hair and is perfect for trimming moustaches and sideburns. Bonus- This kit also comes with a travel pouch, charging stand power cord and protective cap.


This collapsible easel is the perfect gift for kids who love to paint or are just getting into painting as a hobby. This easel is foldable for easy access, easy storage and transport and is adjustable to different size canvases.  It's a great addition to any art collection and will inspire kids to start creating. 


Sports equipment always makes a great gift for this age range. The URBNFit Balance Board is a fun, multi-use gift that athletic and active teens will enjoy. This balance board is excellent training for balance while skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, and response training for basketball, football, lacrosse, and hockey. It's a great workout that engages multiple body muscles while improving strength and balance. 


Ear muffs are such a tremendously underrated gift! I received one in a subscription box last year, replacing my winter hat completely. These are made of a super soft and breathable fabric that mimics the effect of sheepskin wool but is much friendlier for the environment. So let your kids say goodbye to messy hat hair with this helpful gift idea.


Kids these days are all about setting up "the vibe". This neon good vibes sign is a bright statement that helps set the vibe in any room. This neon sign is available in blue or pink and is really easy to install and move around. It has safety features that don't allow the neon tubes to heat up and are the perfect choice to change a young childhood bedroom into a more mature space that older kids will love and enjoy.


This telescope is a fun and educational gift idea for your 11-year-old daughter or son. It has excellent-quality optics that allow the user to see into outer space clearly. It has a finder scope that makes locating objects much easier and is easy to set up anywhere. It's the perfect gift for gazing at the stars from your bedroom window but portable enough to bring to a cottage or camping trip and marvel at the beauty of the universe.


What little kid wouldn't want to wrap themselves up in a burrito? This blanket is a number one best seller on Amazon and it's not hard to see why. Let your little girl or boy have some fun by wrapping themselves up as a burrito that won't put their laundry away, a pizza that puts empty containers back into the fridge, a waffle who need to do their homework or a sweet chocolate chip cookie.


A really cool gift idea for 11 year old kids is the Nintendo Switch Lite. This portable game system offers unlimited hours of playtime and a wide selection of games for all ages. It can't be hooked up to a television like the full Nintendo Switch can but it can play all the same games and is half the cost. The lite comes in a variety of fun colors and can be taken anywhere!


This pedestal gaming chair is one of the best gifts that your kid gamer will receive. It has wireless speakers and a subwoofer built in to provide the gamer with the ultimate gaming sound experience. The chair is made with faux leather that looks great in any room and is easily cleaned. It's comfortable and can be used for watching movies, listening to music and playing video games.


These ying and yang friendship bracelets are a great gift idea for 11 year olds. This gift can be split into equal parts and gifted to their best friend or for you to keep one half. It's a thoughtful gift that kids can give to their best friend, will wear and love.


Pokemon Legends Archerus is one of the best Pokemon games available on the Nintendo Switch. This is an immersive new game that provides hours of gameplay and is the right gift for gamers, Pokemon enthusiasts and 11 year olda that have a Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite.


The Flybar Pogo Ball is a thrilling combo of kids balance board, pogo stick and jump ball. With 5 electrifying colors, each pogo jumper comes with extra heavy duty grip tape designed for maximum traction and a pump for easy inflation. It's a whole lot of fun for kids who have a ton of energy and don't know what to do with it. 


Kids will have so much fun with this mini basketball hoop sports game. The game comes with an electronic scoreboard on a small LCD screen that allows kids to keep track of their score. The hoop is easily hung from any doorway so no drills required, although kids may need a little help to set it up.  Overall it's a fun game that kids will love and one of the best birthday gift ideas for an 11th birthday. 


These minimalist earrings are a perfect jewellery option for 11 year olds. They are available in gold, rose gold and sterling silver. This is a great gift idea for the holiday season or as a birthday gift. These earrings are a timeless classic that won't fade out as the latest trends change.  This gift makes a great stocking stuffer idea at under $20 for the set.  It also won't make you cry if your 11 year old loses one. 


Our list of the best gifts for 11 year olds wouldn't be complete without some good toys that fly.  This remote control flying airplane is a great way to get kids outside and having fun.  The most important thing when flying these is making sure that kids have enough room to learn the controls as there is a lot of hand-eye coordination to make this thing fly.  This gift is great for kids who have the perfect place to practice outside. 


The Apple iPad Pro is the Cadillac of gifts on this list. It's one of our favorite picks on this list, and for a good reason... it does everything! The iPad can do homework, to-do lists download music, drawing programs, games, and books; you name it!  This is the gift that will have all the other kids at elementary school wishing they got one for Christmas. 


Turtle Beach Headphones, available for both Xbox and Playstation, are hands down the best gaming headphones out there. These headphones maximize gameplay by providing premium sound quality while blocking out noise. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 Model has upgraded chat, audio, battery life and durability. In addition, they are built with gel-infused memory foam ear cushions for maximum comfort and allow you to take phone calls while gaming.


11 year old kids might not be wearing beauty products yet, but they sure will love bath bombs!  This kit is a great idea for kids who love chemistry, soaps and bath bombs.  The bad news, it might be a bit messy to make but the good news it that kids will be squeaky clean when they're done!


Why settle with boring old chapstick when these edgy black skull lip balms exist in the world? These Rebels Refinery skull lip balms make the perfect addition to any Christmas stocking for teens and preteens. This black skull lip balm is 100% cruelty free, 100% natural and 100% the coolest lip balm out there.


At this age, kids are starting to pay more attention to their appearance and those of their peer group.  They may want to start wearing make up soon and styling their hair. This 5-in-1 ceramic hair curler is a great gift for kids of that age.  The interchangeable rose gold barrels are easily switched over for tighter and looser-looking curls. The kit comes with a heat glove as a safety precaution so they can learn to curl their own hair safely.


This 2 pack of EOS lip balms are made from 100% natural ad 95% organic materials to provide long-lasting moisture to dry lips. These lip balms make great Christmas Gifts during the winter months when lips are dry and in need of some serious moisture.


A lot of times schools will require kids to bring their own refillable water bottle to school.  These stainless steel water bottles are durable enough that they will last the entire school year and will keep water cold.  They come in a few different colors that kids will love and will stop fighting between siblings over which bottle belongs to who.


Boring old board games are a thing of the past1Solve the 19 puzzles before you are turned into a werewolf by a mad scientist. This escape room game is the perfect gift idea for so many occasions. This game lets players connect to the Amazon Alexa for maximum immersion and gameplay. It has 19 different puzzles and 3 locks to figure out. These experience gifts are a fun way for families to spend time working together.


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This coloring book isn't for younger kids but perfect for 11 year olds.  It's intricate designs are more challenging and rewarding for kids to colour. 


You read that right, this mini fridge doubles as a speaker. This is the perfect present for teens to keep on their desks and have small snacks and drinks within reach. It comes in a few different colors and easily connects to devices via Bluetooth.


These retractable gel pens come in 15 different bright colors and are wait for it... erasable! These pens use high-quality ink so you don't have to worry about smudging. They also have comfortable grips so you can write longer and erase any mistakes. 


These LED glowing gloves feature brand new technology that makes the lights flash on beat with any music for a spectacular light show. Made using high-quality materials, these glow gloves will offer hours of flashing light entertainment which is perfect for 11 year olds. 


Give the gift of over 2 million books at your fingertips with this Kindle e-reader. It's one of those thoughtful gifts for teens who enjoy reading. It's perfectly portable so it's easy to slip into a backpack or purse and lets the reader access all the books they need in one device.


Commemorate her turning 11 with this milestone Birthday bracelet with 11 Crystal Beads beads representing each fabulous year.Wrapped in a paper mache box, a thoughtful present for her, best friends, girls, teen girls, sisters, daughter, mother, granddaughter, or yourself on Birthday, or just send as a surprise gift for that special one in your life to let her know you care about her.


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This is a great gift for kids who are learning to draw or have shown some interest in art. 


Fidget spinners are a thing of the past. This fidget pen is so much more than a regular old pen. It can be changed into a variety of shapes and items using magnets to help kids relieve stress and anxiety. This pen is available in a few different colors and will be one of any kid's favorite things to fiddle with while stuck in class.


JBL wireless earbuds are a cool gift idea that is super practical. These sleek black headphones are known for their excellent sound quality and comfort. Give the gift of perfect sound quality. They come with a stylish carrying case and are at a reasonable price point that won't break the bank!


This letter necklace is a great gift idea for 11 yea olds! These monogrammed letter necklaces are available in a variety of different options including yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. These necklaces are gold plated so they are available at a lower price point, under $20. They are a fun and personalized jewellery idea that won't break the bank.


This Alesis Drums Turbo Mesh Kit is on our favorite items on this list. Drums are a hard instrument to play. They are normally super loud and the cause for neighbors' complaints. The best part about this drum kit is that it's totally silent. This seven-piece drum kit comes with an 8-inch mesh snare drum, 3 mesh toms, 3 cymbals, a hi hat pedal and a kick pedal. It's everything the young drummer will need to play along with their favourite songs and create their own. The kit comes with all the required racks, connection cables and drumsticks.


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This 3D pen is a brilliant gift idea for 11-year-old boys and girls and up. The pen heats up thin tubs of plastic similar to a hot glue gun (although not as hot) so the young artist can create 3-dimensional images. The possibilities of what they can create with this little gadget are endless. The kit comes with a lightweight 3d pen, 3 different colors of ABS plastic and an adapter. This is a great gift idea for creative preteens who enjoy, drawing, creating and engineering.


Leave the boring old gift cards at the door. This laser tag set is a great gift idea for interactive play with friends or with the whole family. The kit comes with 4 laser guns that can shoot in different modes as well as 4 chest pads that are easily strapped to the chest of each player. The set allows players to use free-for-all, or team game modes. Your teen will spend less time glued to their screens and instead will be spending time playing laser tag with friends.


The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera is a wonderful throwback to polaroid cameras and is a great gift idea for 11 year olds. This portable camera comes in baby blue, blush pink, charcoal gray and ice white. The camera kit includes 6 packs of film with 10 shots each, enough for 60 photos! Bonus- the set of Amazon comes with a selfie lens perfect for taking polaroid selfies with friends, and a microfiber cleaning cloth.


This 7-layer Canadian maple wood deck comes with aluminum alloy trucks for a smooth ride and reliable support. It comes in a wide variety of different designs to suit different kids. A skateboard is a fun and useful gift that allows kids a fun mode of transportation as well as a hobby gift.


These letter earrings are another cute jewellery idea that is perfect for girls. These earrings are made with AAAAA+ quality cubic zirconia and 14k rose gold plated sterling silver. These hypoallergenic earrings are a simple fashion statement personalized to make any teenage girl or boy feel their best.

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