30 Best Gifts for 13 Year Old Boys
What to Buy 13 Year Old Boys?
- Toys and game - lazer tag, drones, outdoor games, hoverboard, Goodminton,
- Gaming gifts - gaming chair, gaming headset, new gaming mouse, video games and comfortable gaming clothes.
- Sports gifts - basketball (or another sports ball), archery kit, stunt scooter, reaction ball
- Stuff for his room - strip lights, color changing light bulb, Echo dot, new speaker
- Books - pranklopedia, cookbook for teenagers,
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Lightening Shock Reload Game
Teenage boys will love the peverse nature of this game.
It's simple to play.
Simply hold onto a silver handle and press the start button to start the lights and sounds. When the sound stops and the light goes from RED to GREEN, press the button - fast.
The slowest person will get a shock!
You can change the intensity of the shock.
It's great for parties and groups of friends to play.
Lego lovers may enjoy some of the lego architecture kits which have models you can build of the White House and other monuments you can build and display. Check out the rev cars below and a list of list of toys for teen boys with these and more ideas.
Infrared Laser Tag Blasters and Vests
Turn your home or backyard into a laser tag arena with the ArmoGear laser tag blaster set, the most advanced set of laser tag blasters out there
Featuring high-tech target vests, a patented stealth mode, and immersive gameplay, this interactive family game delivers a real arcade experience in your own home.
This is a great beginner drone for teens
The quadcopter is equipped with one key taking off and landing, which makes the drone easier to fly and better to control for any level of players.
Once activated, the pilot is able to fly the drone to any location without the need to worry about which direction the drone is facing.
Champion Sports Anywhere Table Tennis To Go Set
Goodminton is a versatile racketball game which can be played by kids and adults of all ages.
Play it indoors or outdoors. Play it just standing opposite each other or over a badminton net.
Great to try and set a volley talley and beat it or play competitively.
It's really fun and has two different birdies (one fast and one slow to play with)
If he already has a console and you're not sure what video game they would like there are lots of cool gaming accessories that make good gifts including gaming headphones or a gaming headset. If they want a video game, ask them what they want before you buy and make sure you know what games console they have so you buy the right games. Another idea is a gift card so they can buy the video game they want. Check out the gaming gift guide for these and lots more ideas.
If he likes gaming, headphones are a must so he can become immersive in the game and talk with his friends online without disturbing everybody else!
The headphones featured are super comfortable to wear.
They feature an adjustable mic, making it easy to position the mic next to his mouth he can be heard by his friends online.
The sound is also high quality and they are at an affordable price point too.
Gaming T Shirt
If he loves gaming, it's difficult to go wrong with these gamer socks.
He can wear them whenever he's gaming and hope not to be disturbed (although the socks don't guarantee that this won't happen!)
The socks are soft and comfortable. They are machine washable and the words are written in anti-slip non-skid rubber.
Electronic and Tech Gifts
A VR headset takes gaming to the next level.
There are so many fun games to play such as mini golf, ping pong, beat saber, Star Wars and Rick and Morty games plus tons more.
He can play solo or hook up virtually with other friends with a VR headset
He can also use the VR headset to explore new cities, watch a 3D movie, ride on a rollercoaster and lots more!
Nowadays most 13 year olds have a smartphone and although they can often be staring at a screen, they are very useful to ensure they can always stay in close contact with home (if they've rememberd to charge them!).
A portable charger will ensure that they always have extra charge for their battery if they need it.
The charger featured is enough to provide at least a full charge of most phones.
For the Reader - A Kindle Paperwhite
If he likes to read and doesn't have one already, a kindle makes a fab gift
My son has one and since he has had it, he is always reading something from it.
You can create a child's account which can be linked to a parent's account so you can just have his books availalbe on the kindle.
Reading ebooks means he can have access to all his reading material whether he is at home or at a friend's house or on vacation.
People often think it's a bad idea to give books to teen boys (even teens themselves). However, this is because they really haven't considered the range of books that are out there. There are some great humorous, factual and visual books that make great gifts for teens.
Boys love pulling pranks and this book has it all.
Discover the homework hoax, the squirting blister and the movie popcorn that grabs you back. Freak out your friends with food pranks: a self-peeling banana and the “misfortune” cookies.
There's lots of ideas in this book and it's a cool way to get boys reading too. .
Stories of Boys Who Dare To Be Different
When homeschooling during the pandemic my 13 year old son picked up this book and loved it.
It's quite difficult to get him to read sometimes, but I think the nature of this book really appealed to him.
There are numerous stories of boys and men who have done something different and amazing in their lives, Some of them are quite famous such as Barack Obama and others you won't have heard of.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
The 7 Habits book is a great book to help 13 year olds have a headstart in their teenage years.. . It gives guidance to help with the tough issues and challenging decisions teens face.
In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media
Harry Potter Cookbook
My 13 year old loves Harry Potter and he loves cooking!
This book is obviously perfect for a 13 year old Harry Potter fan who likes to experiment in the kitchen.
There are more than 150 easy-to-make recipes, tips, and techniques. The recipes include Treacle Tart, Harry's favorite dessert, Molly's Meat Pies, Mrs. Weasley's classic dish, Kreacher's French Onion Soup and Pumpkin Pasties, a staple on the Hogwarts Express cart.
There are also lots of accessories you can buy for boys of this age. As Winter is coming hats, gloves and scarves make great practical gifts. If they're into sport, some nice Nike sports socks are another great stocking filler and practical gift idea.
13th Birthday T-Shirt
13 is a special birthday. He is entering his teenage years and is not longer a little kid.
There are lots of mementos you can give and one idea is a 13th birthday t-shirt. There are several different slogans available for these kind of t-shirts or just one with 13th birthday and teenager on it.
The t-shirt featured is made out of 100% cotton.
As well as a t-shirt don't forget the balloons, banners and badges with the magic number of 13.
I'm Officially a Teenage Socks
Sporty 13 Year Olds
Airsoft, Paintballing Guns or An Archery Kit
13 and 14 year old boys will probably enjoy some target practice with an airsoft gun. Another cool idea is a day out with their friend's paintballing. You can also get them their own personal airsoft or paintballing gun and related accessories.
Another idea is a beginner archery kit. I like the ideas of an archery kit as all you need to do is set up a target in the backyard and you can get started. The archery kit features is a great beginner archery kit with everything you need to get started.
Basketball Hoop and Ball
For a teenager who's constantly shooting hoops and loves playing basketball, it's impossible to go wrong with his own basketball hoop.
The one featured is adjustable from 7 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments so you can make sure it's the perfect height. The good thing about the adjustable height is that it can be brought lower or higher for siblings.
It's portable and has a 44 inch backboard. It is also backed by a 5-year manufacturer warranty
The great thing about having a basketball hoop in the backyard is that friends and siblings can also have a go.
Ripstik Castor Board
It's great to take to the skate park too or just have fun along the streets.
Many young teens are interested in doing tricks and stunts at the skate park with their friends.
If so, they would love a pro stunt scooter. The scooter featured is designed for both beginner and intermediate riders.
You can also get a ramp to use to practice tricks at home and build confidence for doing tricks, hops and jumps.
Spikeball is an active game perfect for 13 year olds to play with family, siblings and friends.
The idea is to bounce or spike a small ball off the net in such a way that the opposing team cannot return it successfully.
Points are scored when the opposing team fails to return the ball properly.
Set up and play in all kinds of places including the beach, the park or the backyard!
Gifts for His Room
Gift ideas for his bedroom include
- new speakers for his music
- a bean bag chair
- a lap desk so he can look at his laptop easily while sitting on his bed
- a media streaming player so he can watch the television that he wants.
- a new alarm clock
- A themed hamper (like the basktball hamper below)
Basketball Themed Laundry hamper
This laundry basketball themed laundry hamper could potentially save lots of arguments between parents and teens. It makes picking up dirty clothes a fun game rather than a chore.
The laundry basket easily attaches over the door with 2 hooks provided. It features a zip so you can unzip it to empty the laundry right into your basket.
It's a fantastic idea for a gift for a bedroom. Kids can have fun trying to throw their laundry in the basket and it keeps it all of the floor so is space saving too.
Color Changing Lamp
Color Changing Lightbulb
A color changing lightbulb is another option to add some ambience to a teen bedroom.
It's easy to set up and then you have can control the color of your light with a remote control.
It also connects with Amazon's Alexa or Google home for voice control. So he won't even have to get out of bed to turn the light off!
If he likes playing or making music a new instruments, music lessons or some kind of recording studio experience day will probably be appreciated.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Beginner Guitar Set
Has the 13 year old you know shown interest in learning to play an instrument?
If so, why not indulge their rock star fantasies and start them out with a beginner guitar.
The guitar featured isn't too expensive so they can try it out and no worries if they decide it's not something they want to continue with.
The Echo dot is a fab device to have in a teen bedroom.
Teen boys can use it to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, check their calendar and lots more.
It connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
Practical Gift Ideas
- a new cool backpack for school
- a kindle paperwhite so he can read books that he likes
- new pencil case or stationary can make great stocking fillers at Christmas time.
Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution Pocket Knife
If you want to get him something that will definitely be useful and he will be using in many years to come, it's difficult to go wrong by investing in a multitool.
A multitool fantastic for using around the house, camping trips, odd jobs, outdoor expeditions and it will be so useful to take to college if he goes in a couple of years.
A fantastic useful gadget which can be taken and used pretty much anywhere.
An awesome practical gift for a teenager.
Stocking Filler - Reaction Ball.
The reaction ball is a great agility training aid and the perfect size to fit in a stocking.
It's great to improve responsiveness, hand eye coordination, reaction time, and agility, It can rebound off of any hard surfaces including hardwood, courts, walls, and infield dirt. It's fun to play with. You can play with it on your own or with a different person.
It has six sides and the high-bouncing ball is made of 100% rubber.
Kids Against Maturity
Kids Against Maturity is a card game that is often compared to the popular party game "Cards Against Humanity", except it's designed for families and children, with a focus on humor and light-heartedness
If the child in question and family enjoy games that involve on the edge humor and creative thinking, "Kids Against Maturity" might be a great addition to your collection.
Pindaloo" is a skill-based toy and game that has gained popularity for its fun and challenging nature.
The aim is to toss a ball in the air with one end of the pindaloo and catch it with the other. Once you've mastered this, teens can learn tricks.
It's fun and addictive, improves hand-eye coordination and is a great way to encourage teens away from their screens!
Ticket To Ride Board Game
Ticket to Ride is a board game that combines strategy and geography.
It's a fun game that is completed in about 10 to 15 minutes. My own son loved this game when was 13 and used to beat the rest of the family more times than not.
Players collect train cards to claim railway routes across a map. There are a variety of versions which cover places all over the world.
Perfect for family game nights.
Shock Potato Game
Throw Throw Burrito
Throw Throw Burrito is where "dodgeball" meets a card game. You get to throw things burrittos at other people so it's difficult to go wrong when looking for a game for teen boys. My own teenage boys love it.
The burritos are soft so you don't have to worry about anybody getting injured.
The object of the game is to collect a matching sets of cards faster than your oppenents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing soft, squishy burritos.
Hydrobot Arm Kit
The hydrobot arm kit is ideal for teens who like to build and create. This kit allows the to build a real, working hydraulic arm.
The arm is powered by water and includes 6 different axes.
Once built you can move, rotate and grab with the arm. Use the levers to control the gripper which can open and close or be replaced with suction components to pick up objects
Build more than 12 types of robot with this solar robot kit.
The robot is powered by the sun and no batteries required. It's a great way to introduce kids to renewable energy sources and sustainability concepts as well as robotics and mechanics.
The robot can crawl, roll and float under the direct sunshine
Lego Technic Kits
LEGO Architecture London Skyline
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Other ideas include movie tickets or gift experience certificates.