Great 11th Birthday Gifts under $30

    17th September, 2019

Need a penny, take a penny. Have a penny, leave a penny. You'll have lots of pennies after picking one of our great money saving gift ideas for 11 year olds!

Sometimes, when we're scrolling on the line, looking for great gifts, we find something really remarkable. So remarkable, in fact, that we cringe and avert our eyes a bit as we click to find out what the damage will be. We're happy to say, there is none of that around here! Each one of these gifts are under $30. Click on with confidence, beautiful!

Rubiks Race

Fast-paced, fun, surprisingly challenging head-to-head pattern matching game. It's easy to set up and equally easy to store. Rules are simple. It takes maybe two minutes to learn and each game only takes a few minutes to play.

This game allows Rubik’s cube lovers to race and match patterns with the tiles. This fantastic idea for an 11th birthday gift features a game base with 2 pieces plus the frame - so that kids can race one friend. It also features 48 colored tiles, 9 colored cubes, and a scrambler, that can be replaced by a Rubik’s cube to create patterns.

Sculptapalooza Sculpting Party Game

Sculptapalooza is the ultimate party game. The game requires virtually no set up, and the instructions are simple and effective. Sculptapalooza takes all of the things you love about family game night and crams it all into an inexpensive little box. I can't recommend it enough!

Kids who are growing up love to get party games as gifts. That’s why the Educational Insights Sculptapalooza Sculpting Party Game is one of the best 11th birthday gifts out there. This hilariously creative and fun party game is played by teams that race with a limited time to sculpt, guess, and win. The package includes a playfoam, a timer, scorecard, a sculpting mat, dices, 220 cards, and the game guide.

Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!

Got this for my daughter to help her make YouTube videos and she's already filming. She loves it. It's full of all kinds of useful information. It's a thin book, but it's got lots of great tips, it's got colored illustrations that are helpful and it's easy to read. She's 11, and it's really helped her

Kids these days love to record videos and post them on YouTube. If you know the next YouTube celebrity, make sure to give them the “Making YouTube Videos: Star in Your Own Video!” as an 11th birthday gift. This fun and friendly book will guide any kid step by step through the process of creating and posting videos on YouTube.

IQ Link - Multilevel Logic Game

Arrived and was exactly as described. My kids love these types of games and perfect for on the go!

Featuring 120 multilevel challenges, IQ Link - Multilevel Logic Game is a portable game, great for traveling and outside play. This logic game makes for a fantastic 11th birthday gift, that tests kids and pushes them to think outside the box. The set builds spatial insight, planning skills, and logic, and includes a compact game board with transparent lid, a booklet with 120 challenges and solutions, and 12 candy-colored puzzle pieces.

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

These are so fun to have around! They scratch off perfectly and not like others that you struggle with just to see any line of color. I'm looking forward to encourage the kids to write fun notes/pictures for each other, friends, and family.

The easy-to-use Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes offers great results. The bright-colored notepad includes 125 rainbow mini-notes, and a wooden stylus to reveal the colors hidden beneath the matte coating. This excellent 11th birthday or Christmas gift idea has multiple uses: kids will surprise people by creating cool illustrations and projects, they can also label items, and express themselves freely.

Great Minds Aristotle's Number Classic Wooden Puzzle

This item is solidly constructed, numbers are clear and it's fun to pass around at parties.The kids couldn't put it down at Christmas. Their screens got cold!

This is a favorite 11th birthday gift for young puzzle lovers. The Great Minds Aristotle's Number Classic Wooden Puzzle is a wooden mathematical puzzle that can be solved by placing the pieces so that the numbers in each row add up to 38. The kit contains a wooden playing base and 19 wooden number pieces.

Creativity for Kids Origami

This is a nice introduction to origami. There are plenty of origami papers for lots of practice. Very colorful and the instructions are pretty easy to follow.

Origami is an ancient art, that consists of giving beautiful shapes to paper through folding. It is usually hard work that needs a lot of patience, but the Creativity for Kids Origami - Origami for Beginners helps kids to learn this art with easy-to-follow instructions! This awesome kit is a fantastic 11th birthday gift. It features 60 bright neon origami paper, and fun stickers to decorate the artwork.

ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit

My son wanted a sewing kit and this was one that looked more for boys and girls. Has everything needed for a child's first attempt at sewing.

The cutest starter sewing kit ever, ALEX Toys Craft My First Sewing Kit makes a fantastic seventh birthday gift. This kit fosters art and helps kids to learn an exciting new ability, that can become their hobby or even a future career! This set makes a fantastic activity for traveling or rainy days: it features material and instructions to sew fun things like stuffed animals.

USAOPOLY Hogwarts Battle - Expansion Card Game

Fantastic game, so much fun, adds into the base game and adds extra challenges, really good quality and came quickly.

With this card game, kids will need to work together to defeat evil forces and save Hogwarts. The USAOPOLY Hogwarts Battle - The Monster Box of Monsters Expansion Card Game is an excellent 11th birthday gift for young Potterheads. In this expansion for the hit Harry Potter deck building game “Hogwarts Battle,” players need to protect the iconic locations while venturing into the Forbidden Forest.

Craftster's Woodland Animals Sewing Kit

Wonderful starting sewing kit for kids who love crafting on their own. This is such a cute set. Perfect way to learn to sew. Great quality. It's such a great idea for gift-giving.

The Woodland Animals Craft Educational Sewing Kit features 5 pre-cut animal sewing projects, 5 sewing needles, 6 colors of embroidery thread, 40 straight pins, easy-to-follow instructions, and more! All contained in a portable carry case for travel and playdates. Kids can develop fine motor skills in a screen-free fun, and have a blast at the same time!

Brainstring Retro Brainteaser Puzzle

A twisted fun Brain Teaser! Have a friend mess it up so you can solve it.

This fantastic 3D puzzle is one of the best logic puzzles on the market that helps kids develop critical thinking skills. The Brainstring Retro Brainteaser Puzzle is an excellent 11th birthday gift choice, where the player needs to untangle the knot so that no strings touch while making sure there’s a solid color on each of the cube’s sides. A great game for people who love brain teasers, this classic puzzle isn’t that easy.


I use it almost every day in my art classroom as a bell ringer and the kids go a bit crazy over what their pieces look like.

Whatchamadrawit must be one of the best drawing games out there. Unlike the others that ask kids to draw regular, tedious things, this one will ask them to draw a vegetable that tastes like chicken and looks like candy, for example. This amazing drawing game is an excellent 11th birthday gift idea - it incites imagination and gives crafty kids some inspiration to draw crazy stuff every now and them.

Spontuneous - The Song Game

The game brought laughs and tears running down our checks as the whole table would break out into a song. I'd like to give a Big Shout Out for this game- 5+ stars

This fantastic party game is a fun 11th birthday gift! The Spontuneous - The Song Game is a game for all musical tastes. Players need to blurt out any song that contains a word given by the game. This award-winning fun doesn’t require any talent whatsoever, and it plays best with 4-10 players or teams.

Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book Paperback

This item more than met my expectations. I love how these new coloring books have the color pages, but then they also have photos of the pictures to give you inspiration on what colors to use. It was certainly as described in the product description on amazon. I would highly recommend this for anyone who loves to color and loves Harry Potter.

Kids may feel too old to get a coloring book as their 11th birthday gift, but the Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Coloring Book is fantastic at any age! With this lovely coloring book, young Harry Potter fans will explore many places and characters of the magical world of Harry Potter’s films through the magic of color. This deluxe book is filled with intricate images and illustrations to color that brings fan-favorite wizarding places to life.

Think Fun Compose Yourself Music Card Game

This is a fun, high quality toy that is based on solid musical development. This is also an excellent teaching tool with a lot of potential for student-centered and enjoyable teaching in classrooms or private lessons.

Think Fun Compose Yourself Music Card Game was invented by the world-famous composer and cellist Philip Sheppard. This fantastic game doesn’t require any musical experience, which makes it a lovely 11th birthday gift for kids who can create a world-class compositions in minutes! The kit includes 60 transparent Music Cards, and also an exclusive website for registering online and listening to the melody created played by an orchestra.

Stare! Junior Board Game

I got this game for my son and as a therapist I soon discovered that Ithis is also a great tool to help children with ADHD work on concentration, attention to detail, and short term memory. Super educational and fun.

A favorite game for family night, the Stare! Junior Board Game includes 160 fun image cards with 960 questions, a sand timer, a game board, playing pawns, and dice. This fantastic 11th birthday gift idea develops concentration, imagination, and memory - it’s also super fun!

Djubi Classic - New Twist on the Game of Catch!

Brilliant, well design product. Great fun playing this with the kids. Bought slingball for Grandsons and they love it -when they get to use it.

With Djubi Classic - the Coolest New Twist on the Game of Catch, playing catch will never be the same. This makes for a fantastic 11th birthday gift in which kids can slip the loop of the balls (that are the Djubis) over the launch hook on the rackets, pull it back, aim and shoot. The Djubi balls easily fly up to 100'’, and they float so that the game can be played (almost) anywhere!

The Cardboard Kingdom Hardcover

He enjoyed it and was able to tweek it so that it worked terriffically.

“The Cardboard Kingdom” is a hardcover graphic novel that depicts a neighborhood full of kids who turn regular boxes into colorful outfits and their regular block into a cardboard kingdom. This fantastic 11th birthday gift discusses the incredible power of play and imagination during the early years of adolescence. Emotional growth and identity-searching are some of the powerful themes tackled by this book.

Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One

Bought this as a gift for a friend's kid and he LOVES it. Ironically he is now learning some of this in school and it tops in the class because he has this to practice with at home. Fantastic for a kid who loves science

The Elenco Electronic Playground 50-in-One must be one of the best 11th birthday gifts out there for budding engineers and scientists. This toy gives kids the possibility of building over 50 electronic projects, including a metal detector, a transistor radio, a finger touch lamp, an alarm clock, and much more. This high-quality learning center teaches kids about current, resistors, voltage, capacitors, and more.

ROKR 3D Wooden Puzzle-Robotic Dinosaur Toys

I got this for my nephew for Christmas and he loves it. It has provided hours of fun and entertainment! My grandson loves this wonderful dino toy. Fun to do , make and play with.

Kids who like to play with dinosaur-like toys will love the ROKR 3D Wooden Puzzle-Robotic Dinosaur Toys. This 3D sound controlled dinosaur roars and walks when kids clap their hands. This toy is made from non-toxic, high-quality plywood, and kids need to create the robotic dinosaur puzzle. This way, they improve their practical ability, eye-hand coordination, and problem-solving skills with hands-on fun.


A wonderful little card game that gives lots of silliness and laughs. Easy to teach and fun to play.Good with families and especially with kids

GIGAMIC - Yogi is a super fun party game that will have the kids twisting, turning, and laughing a lot! This fantastic 11th birthday gift adds fun to any party, each turn a player draws a card with an easy instruction such as putting their finger on their nose.

LEGO Creator Robo Explorer Robot Toy

This set has it all. It's fun to build, it's got a bunch of useful parts, it's fun to play with and VERY pose-able, and it's super adorable!

With the 3 in 1 LEGO Creator Robo Explorer kids can build the Robo Explorer, that stands over 4” tall, the robot dog, and a robot bird. This fantastic toy makes for an excellent 11th birthday or Christmas gift - the Robo explorer has bright-green eyes, rotating body and head, working tracks, and posable arms with a working claw and searchlight.

Spin Master Games, Perplexus Rookie

Perplexus Rookie is the easiest maze in the Perplexus collection and is targeted mainly towards younger children. The track is colorful, easy to follow and contains a good variety of obstacles - slides, tunnels, stairwells, etc.

This original, challenging 3D Labyrinth is incredibly contained within a sphere. The Spin Master Games, Perplexus Rookie is an excellent and easy-to-use game, but it is pretty hard to master. It makes a fantastic 11th birthday gift for kids who would love to solve puzzles in their spare time. Inside of the Perplexus Rookie, they will find a track containing 70 challenging barriers.

Gamewright Rory's Story Cubes

These cubes are a lot of fun and work well with group activities and ice breakers. It is so much fun to roll the dice and create your own story line. And the fun part is how each story is created all based on the roll of the dice! I love this game!!!

A creative story generator must be one of the best 11th birthday gifts out there for an imaginative kid! Gamewright Rory's Story Cubes can be played as a game by kids and their friends, and each large cube features 6 icons. The 54 images can be mixed in over 10 million ways to create endless story possibilities. Players can roll all 9 cubes to generate 9 random images, then they can use these images to invent a story.

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games

This box surpassed my already high expectations. There is a generous amount of tricks/activities in the box and they are extremely varied, not two activities are the same.

Marvin's Magic Quirkology - Mind Games is a fantastic collection of interactive science stunts and illusions that will mess with a kid's mind - in a fun way, of course! This is an excellent 11th birthday gift for any kid who loves some brain-teasing fun. It features many possible tricks, like the hypnotizing spinning disk, picture cards, a vanishing elephant trick, and mind-reading tricks.

The Boys' Book of Survival

A present for a young teen, this book really tells you how survive everything. Take my word. I read a lot of it. if you are not a boy scout then this is a good standby.

The "Boys' Book of Survival: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere" (Best at Everything) is a hardcover handbook that makes a fantastic 11th birthday gift for an adventurous child that might want to know how to survive a man-eating tiger, being stuck in quicksand, a shopping trip with their mom, a school dance, and more!

Illuminature: Discover animals with your magic lens

Amazingly beautiful book for lil explorers! I'm going to get more for presents! Arrived on time!

The “Illuminature: Discover 180 animals with your magic three color lens” is a lovely book full of beautiful colors. It gets kids to explore ten of the world’s environments and reveal their hidden secrets. It makes a fabulous 11th birthday gift for curious kids who will love using the three-colored lens to illuminate each page in a kaleidoscope of color.

4M Tin Can Robot

It was easy to put together - I should say the level of challenge was appropriate. It is a cute finished product.

A fabulous 11th birthday gift for aristicl kids, the 4M Tin Can Robot teaches how to repurpose a used can into a fun and functional robot. The kit contains all the necessary parts to create a silly robot, a motorized monster, or both. All you need is an empty soda can, and kids will learn the value of recycling through fun.

Empower Poster - Design an Inspirational Poster

Super great idea. I homeschool and this made for a fun project. It’s also I good project for any little kid! It’s really a great idea! It’s on my child’s door! I like to here them read it! Positive stuff! Can’t beat that!

Craft-tastic – Empower Poster – Craft Kit is a lovely 11th birthday gift for that fierce and inventive kid you know. This feel-good poster is made by choosing empowering words that describe their uniqueness and qualities. The craft kit features one 9.75"X13.75" cardboard poster, ten 8" tissue squares, 6 ounces of water-based glue, one foam applicator, and three 8.5"X11" paper sheets.

Primary Science Lab Activity Set

This minilab is the cutest science gift for kids out there! With the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set, kids will explore and experiment with real science tools, but suitable for little hands. This colorful set for beginners includes a beaker, a funnel, test tubes, magnifying glass, and more, all made of durable plastic. The kit also features some cards with fun, easy-to-do experiments .

Toysmith 5-Inch Wood Duck Call

So cute for a toy! It makes a great duck noise and it is a great price.

This 5-inch wooden duck call makes fun and realistic duck sounds. The Toysmith 5-Inch Wood Duck Call is a quacking 11th birthday gift to give a kid. It has a simple design, in which kids only need to blow into the large end of the wood call to whistle to make duck noises.

Snap Circuits Jr. Electronics Exploration Kit

These are Great for teaching young children are older children or anybody even about electricity about energy , about sensors about solar about how cameras work . This will be perfect for any parent to buy a child and teach their child all about electricity. I would consider it the number one way to teach a child about electricity. Quality product.

Kids can learn electronics by seeing firsthand how electrical circuits run the everyday devices they're familiar with. The Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit does that, and that's why it makes an excellent science gift for kids. This kit features over 30 components that can be used to create 101 different electronic projects, like the creation of a sound-activated switch, a voice-controlled lamp, a musical doorbell, a flying saucer, and a light police siren.

Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit

Ideal present - easy to make and lots of fun for techy minded kids. It is basically a series of small projects that link together to a larger 'Chain Reaction'.

Young LEGO lovers will adore the Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit. This fantastic instructional book comes with 33 LEGO elements, 6 LEGO balls, 8 paper ramps, 1 paper funnel, 2 pop-up paper signs, and more. The 80-page book makes a fabulous 8th birthday gift - it has crystal clear instructions for children to build over 10 fantastic moving machines with their own legos and the ones included.

Laser Maze Logic Game and STEM Toy

My 10 year old son is obsessed with this game. He loves figuring out each maze. It makes him use problem solving skills and logic. This is a great toy for an only child whose parents can't entertain the child every minute. He choses this over video games! Now that is saying something.

This logic game is super easy to learn and poses many challenges for kids. The ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls is a laser maze, that builds reasoning and planning skills with its multilevel challenges, and provides a stealth learning experience for young players. It makes a fantastic science gift for kids who love lasers and problem-solving games.

AppScope Quick Attach Microscope

Kids who love science and understanding of how the world works will treasure the AppScope Quick Attach Microscope. This adorable science gift for kids features a microscope that attaches to any smart phone or tablet. When attached, it has the ability to magnify items up to 30x their regular size so that kids can take pictures from their phones!

Wonder Hardcover

It's a great book to raise awareness of people living with craniofacial abnormality. It does portray a very positive view of humanity. The characters in the book are mostly intelligent, well educated, "nice " human beings.

Every kid who watched “Wonder” in the movies loved it. The bestselling novel of the same name, by R.J. Palacio, is about Pullman, a boy who was born with a facial difference but just wants to be treated as an ordinary kid. The book is a great way to introduce the story of August Pullman to kids, and it makes an excellent 11th birthday gift idea.

What to Do When Your Temper Flares

This book changed my sons view of his anger, empowering him to make a difference in his own life. So helpful at removing 'mom' from the equation and allowing us to discuss his options to diffuse himself.

Anger management is a skill of the utmost importance. An excellent 11th birthday gift, the book "What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger" is fantastic for kids who have a hard time trying to control themselves. It teaches children by providing them with some cognitive-behavioral techniques, engaging them with examples and illustrations, while using simple, step-by-step instructions.

Draw 50 Animals

Excellent for youngsters learning how to draw. A wide variety of animals to choose from. As always well packed ,better quality than described.

Another bestselling book from the Draw 50 series, “Draw 50 Animals” is a fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing, that helps kids to develop their drawing skills and get to know many different animals they might not even have heard about! This excellent 11th birthday gift can teach aspiring young artists how to draw animals like a shark, a bunny, a penguin, a dinosaur, and more!

Brain Twisting Solitaire Game

Very engaging activity for kids & older folks. Grandkids love it! Son & I raced (I bought 2) to see who could solve puzzles faster. This is a fun game no matter your age. Encourages problem solving, practice of spatial relationships, & reading of a diagram.

Brain puzzles with endless replay value are a must for any teen in the digital age. They should always have a game like Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game that entertains them whenever they’re tired of the screens. This fantastic fifteenth birthday gift idea includes 200 puzzle challenges, 12 puzzle pieces, a 48-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case, great for traveling.

NERF Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy

I spent countless hours outside with friends and family playing with this football. Absolutely the most fun, durable and truly enjoyable toy on the market!

The NERF Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy is a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for the teen with a good throwing arm. The foam ball has a hand grip and a long-distance tail that is amazingly good in sending it to fly far away. The ball howls as it flies, and it’s super exciting to play with!

COOP Sport Scatter Dodgeball

Bought two sets for camp to use with teens. The kids loved it and played it over and over again. I recommend this set for anyone looking for a great game for kids of all ages.

The COOP Sport Scatter Dodgeball is an action-packed, new twist on the original dodgeball game. This exciting, fun gift for teens includes 12 wristbands, 1 soft-impact dodgeball, and 1 dice - each player chooses a color to wear and rolls the dice to begin the game. The dice decide who is going to play next.

Can You Imagine Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk

Super fun indoor toy for playdates, especially during the winter. My 8 yr and 4 yr old kids play with it inside and I don't have any issues with scuffing or denting.

The Can You Imagine Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk is so great for teens who like to play soccer. This soccer disk floats on a cushion of air - the cushion is made of foam, that surrounds the edge of the disk, protecting furniture from damage. It features powerful LED lights so that teens can play even at night.

Amazing Bacteria Science Kit

This kit is a good basic kit for growing bacteria. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loved this and she said it made her feel like a "real scientist" because she was using real science supplies. High quality kit with plenty of swabs and droppers for sampling surfaces.

Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.


Good fun for my 8 year old, he was very excited to fun actual fossils in the kit. I had hoped it would take him more than an hour to deal with it, but money well spent nevertheless.

Everyone knows a kid who will go nuts when they see a real dinosaur fossil. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Dino Fossil Dig Kit is one of the best science gifts for kids - it features 3 genuine dinosaur fossils: a dinosaur bone, mosasaur tooth, and dinosaur poop. This educational adventure allows children to dig up these fossils in some hands-on exploration and start their rock collection (if they didn’t have one already)..

Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket

Such a fun kit. Lots of nice containers and tools for catching bugs. Good quality plastic containers.

The Nature Bound Bug Catcher with Habitat Bucket and 7 Piece Nature Exploration Set includes bug tongs, net, pipette, magnifying glass, tweezers, activity booklet, a storage bucket, and more. It makes a lovely science gift for kids who love to stay in contact with nature and to study bugs. The colorful activity booklet also teaches kids about various kinds of insects, which helps them learn biology concepts early on.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab

Excellent crystal yield and the colors remain vibrant for a longer period than most kits. Materials provided were high quality. Sample stones provided were also really cool and a nice touch.

Did you know crystals can grow? With the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab, kids can watch it happen. This fantastic science gift for kids allows them to grow crystals in 8 different colors in a super easy way - they just need water and the two ingredients included on the lab kit. The kit also features a night light display, where kids can show off their 5 favorite home-grown crystals.

14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Amazingly engineered, terribly manufactured. The amount of stuff you can do with this is amazing. Someone was exceptionally smart when they engineered this. You can make so many different gear trains, it's crazy complex, it's an engineering marvel how many different things you can make with little plastic parts.

Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.

Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set

We love these cards and take them with us everywhere we travel. It is a fun way to learn a language as you play. Instead of saying the name of the card we say the phrase on the card and the other person has to transalte! Fun, easy, compact, perfect to travel with You can't go wrong with these cards!

The Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set is an innovative way to help anyone to learn a new language by combining the familiar flashcard aesthetics with the fun of playing cards. This excellent gift idea features 4 suits of 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers. Common phrases and their pronunciations are present in this game set, available in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin.