The world is a changed place. Our childhoods of even 20 years ago were much simpler times where we engaged in a limited range of games and activities. Surrounded by a world that is focused on teaching them life skills from day one, kids today are a different breed. As a result, they are much more precocious and advanced in their requirement of what entertains them. It is no easy feat, therefore, to find a good gift for a boy of 12 or so these days. There is a huge pile to choose from but not all are the type to impress typical 12-year-olds. Here, we provide a streamlined list of toys and items that are among the most popular gifts for 12-year-old boys.
Gifts For 12-Year-Old Boys
Freenove Robot Dog Kit
This robot dog is a quality, comprehensive kit designed to entice and challenge fans of robotics and coding. For the kid who has a strong passion for robotics and has shown admirable potential, this robot dog will be just the thing to make him appreciate you for your thoughtfulness. Designed to offer hours of educational fun and limitless opportunities for learning, it will be the perfect toy to keep a young one constructively busy. And while he will find the assembly and building a challenging, time-taking process, he will be rewarded for his persistence and efforts in the form of a functioning dog.
Mini Cruiser Retro Skateboard
You know, sometimes keeping things simple is the recipe for success. Instead of looking for a new-age, innovative, cutting-edge technology product for a 12-year old boy, perhaps it would be better to go with a timeless classic such as this premium quality skateboard. Skateboarding has maintained its reputation of being a cool sport even today. Whether he’s a skateboarding pro or someone who has never done this before, this one will leave an impression regardless…and it is cool enough to tempt the young one to try it out for the first time. Who knows?! You might become the reason why the young one discovers a sport that goes on to become his lifelong passion or hobby.
Bluetooth Speaker with Charger Stand
Smartphones today play multiple roles in our lives. They are used for calling, surfing the net, taking pictures, navigating, and so much more. For youngsters, the most important role of a smartphone is the entertainment it provides in the form of streaming movies and playing songs. Well, you can upgrade their entertainment experience on the phone with this awesome speaker designed to connect with most smartphones and tablets.
Offering wireless connection, it allows him to enjoy premium quality audio even when out and about. What’s more, it offers an added charging option while featuring a long battery life of 18 hours of playing time. There is no phone fanatic who won’t like this compact, stylish gadget to use with their phone to enhance the quality of their fun.
UDI U46 Mini Drone
Toys today are such amazing pieces of technology. One such amazing toy that has gained considerable popularity in recent times is the drone. Boys of all ages enjoy this particular gadget, and the fact that it can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors makes it a toy that can provide long hours of fun even when families are facing lockdown due to Covid19. This quality mini drone is the perfect machine to give a kid in your circle of friends. The fact that it is portable means your young friend can carry this toy just about anywhere with ease. Suddenly, he will not be too bored when out and about with his parents…the whole family will be thanking you for this!
Anstoy Gel Ball Blaster
Do you have friends who complain of their boy spending too much time in front of the screen, playing shooting and battle games? Well, you can help them and win their kid over at the same time with this amazing Anstoy gel-ball gun. With this awesome machine in his hand, the boy will suddenly want a more hands-on gaming experience. Instead of squinting at the screen, he will be happier organizing outdoor battle games with friends. Not only will he be playing a healthier version of the game, but he will be socializing, and improving his precision skills…his parents will be forever grateful to you.
LEGO Technic RC Stunt Racer
LEGO is a timeless classic when it comes to quality gifts. If you want to impress the parents and the kid, LEGO is a no-brainer. But you can go one step further with this particular LEGO racing car that doesn’t just end the fun once it is assembled. In fact, the real fun begins after assembly when the youngster will then be driving the remote-controlled car as and when he pleases. For a boy who loves cars or lego, or, ideally, both, he will love you for the hours of endless fun he will experience…and his parents will relish the chance to see him involved in constructive entertainment.
Hyperkin SupaBoy Pocket Console
Got a young friend who hates the frequent boring outings with the parents? Or does he have to spend a lot of time commuting to and from school or tuition? You can become their favorite adult by giving them this awesome SupaBoy. With this in his collection, no 12-year-old boy will ever complain of boredom when traveling, waiting, or tagging along with parents or older siblings. What’s more, at home, he can connect it to the TV and play a 2-player game with his sibling or friend. His parents cannot ask for a better bonding experience than that.
Soundcore Noise Cancelling Headphones
For someone who travels often and has a noisy household, this Soundcore headphone is the perfect thing for him! Featuring outdoor, travel, indoor, and transparent modes, it will make for the perfect companion for the kid while on a long plane journey or right at home in the middle of a ruckus. The Soundcore is the perfect gadget to help the young one to focus on his work by canceling out the external noise. And with its ability to offer peace and quiet in the noisiest of environments, it is a great gift to give to autistic kids too, who will be able to retain their peace of mind in the most uncomfortable of audio environments.
Spaceman 3D Night Light
Lamps are typically seen as sophisticated pieces of decoration that make for great gifts to give to adults for their homes. However, this 3D lamp comes designed to impress a 12-year-old boy. Featuring the 3D shape of an astronaut, it will undeniably be an awesome addition to his room decor. And if your young friend is into space travel, then he will find this lamp to be an uber-cool item to own. With 16 colors and 4 flashing modes, it is a mini-festival in its own right. Not only will it make any boy happy to own a lamp, but it will also be a perfect conversation starter for whenever his new friends visit his room for the first time.
Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet
Is there a 12-year-old who wouldn’t wish he had a tablet of his own? All the things he could do, fun he could have…and not have to share it with siblings? Really! That is a dream come true for any youngster! Become his favorite Aunt or Uncle by giving them this premium quality Fire tablet. Compatible with all the popular apps a kid could want, it is the kind of gift that any kid would love to have…in fact they will be carrying this with them everywhere, making their parents’ lives easier whenever they need to accompany them on boring tasks or meetings.
Big Joe Dorm 2.0 Beanbag Chair
Bean bags are the ultimate picture of chilling and relaxation…but they don’t necessarily offer the postural comfort of a chair. What if you can get the best of both worlds: The comfort of a bean bag and the supportive shape of a chair? It would be heaven on earth…that is exactly what Big Joe is. Set up his own room or redecorating, the Big Joe is cool, sturdy, and stain-resistant, which makes it the perfect chair to have in a kid’s room. With Big Joe in his room, your young friend will enjoy comfort and ease while he studies, plays video games, or simply closes his eyes to de-stress.
Avengers Comics Full Bed Set
Wondering what to give a Marvel fan? Wonder no more! Give him this awesome, premium-quality bed set. It features the most popular superheroes of the Marvel Universe and is bound to feature your young friend’s favorite character! Help his room become a reflection of who he is and fill it with life and color. He will feel so much cooler and safer with this bed set in his room. His only concern would be protecting it from being stolen by his other siblings or one of his Marvel-fan friends!
The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information
Do you know the books that fill the shelves of youngsters today? Academic books, serious literature, self-motivation, and character-building books. While all this is of great value, sometimes the mind needs a break from all the heavy stuff. Help one of the more serious, driven boys de-stress by adding this awesome book to his collection. Whereas most books impart knowledge one is meant to retain, this book is all about giving such useless information that your brain is not at all required to hold on to. What a welcome break from typical reading!
Blue Orange Djubi Classic
So many toys of today are digital that it becomes impossible to get the children to get up, move, or leave the house for fun. This is exactly why Slingball is such a cool addition to this list. Whether you want to give it to an outdoorsy kid who loves physical games, or you want to give this to a kid who never leaves his couch, it is a toy bound to pique the interest and tempt one to play. The Slingball is a fun twist to the classic game of catching and can be just the thing that makes picnics, camping trips, and outdoor get-togethers fun and entertaining for a 12-year-old.
SARLAR VR Gaming Headphones
Finding a memorable gift for a 12-year-old boy isn’t an easy thing to do, but if he loves gaming and takes it seriously, then the SARLAR VR is just the thing. Designed to deliver a superior gaming experience in the form of noise-cancellation and high-quality audio, the SARLAR VR will feel like a godsend to any serious gamer. What’s more, the additional comfort offers makes long hours of intense play not only possible but enjoyable at a whole other level. With several additional accessories, it is a comprehensive package that any kid will love.
MYNT3D Super 3D Pen
The MYNT3D is a one-of-a-kind 3D pen that helps turn simple drawings into amazing pieces of 3D art. While it’s the kind of cool gadget that will fascinate just about any kid, it will be particularly appealing to those who consider themselves aspiring artists or engineers. With so many households facing lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic, more and more families are looking for constructive means of keeping their kids busy in their homes. The MYNT3D is the kind of thing that will keep a kid engaged for hours on end.
Unidragon Wooden Puzzle Jigsaw
Jigsaw puzzles offer hours of challenge and entertainment to kids and adults alike. However, they can become tedious. This wooden puzzle, however, is completely unique in its pieces and presentation with each piece being different in how it is shaped and with the puzzle as a whole shaped to be amazing, colorful pictures. Challenge your boy in the world of jigsaw puzzles. He will enjoy the new experience, love the challenge it will pose, and absolutely relish displaying his finished effort somewhere in his room with pride.
LI-NING All City Wade Basketball Shoes
Got a kid who loves sports? Does he consider himself an aspiring basketball player? Get him the quality LI-NING sneakers and leave a lasting impression on him. These bright, stylish shoes will help him make a bold fashion statement even as he takes the game by storm! With these amazing sneakers on his feet, your loved one will feel like he can take on the world…and while he conquers one court at a time, he will think of you with love and gratitude.
Gummy Meal – Breakfast
Gummies are one the most popular sweet snacks among kids of all ages. All that stretchy, gooey sweetness can mellow down even the grumpiest of little ones. If you have a kid in your circle with a sweet tooth, give him something that he will enjoy for much longer than a single bite. Scrumptiously sized, this fun-shaped delightful Gummy bear will entertain your young one for much longer than most sweet snacks. And with the cute shapes it comes in, it is bound to be a gift that is as tasty as it is entertaining.
Loog Pro Electric Guitar
Guitars are perhaps one of the most popular musical instruments among kids and adults alike. For many youngsters, playing the guitar is a sign of being cool and hip. It gives off those edgy vibes that most boys would love to exude. So, for a musically inclined kid, impress him with this amazing Loog Pro. With its rustic, trendy look, it will fit seamlessly into any young kid’s room, upping his coolness quotient by leaps and bounds. And when he plays it, he will find it easy to operate and a perfect beginning for learning guitar before moving to a more traditional model.
Lynk Sports Rack Organizer
Displayed right, the sports rack can be the ultimate statement of a kid’s love of sports and his continued engagement with it. It can add color, life, and an expression of the boy’s personality to the room, which is no mean feat. At the same time, a house where no one is tripping over different-sized balls and other various sports equipment is every parent’s dream. Choose something the whole family is bound to love you for!
Garmin vivofit jr. 2
Want the kids to fall in line with regards to their health and fitness and their daily chores? Garmin can help. Designed to help kids become more aware of the nutrition they give their body and to facilitate them into managing their chores more effectively, this cool, funky, brightly-colored watch will make good life choices a trend to follow. With this on his wrist, he will become the talk of the town…he will love you for it even as he moves towards a healthier, more responsible lifestyle.
Hiland Kids Fat Tire Mountain Bike
They say your experience is only as good as the equipment you own. The Hiland is durable, attractive equipment, designed to deliver a superior, smooth, memorable cycling experience on even the tougher surfaces. With a Hiland carrying the young one, you know he can brave mountains, forests, snow, and dirt roads. What’s more, the quality, aesthetics, and reliability make it an ideal choice to introduce your kids to the world of more adventurous cycling. Riding Hiland, any kid will learn to love adventures and the outdoors!
GiiKER Bluetooth Speed Cube
You know what is the best thing when it comes to toys? When a timeless classic is taken and given a digital edge, making it cooler and relevant to current times while it still retains its traditional vibe. Is there a greater classic than the Rubiks’ Cube? How many of us remember the frustrating fascination we held for the seemingly simple toy. Well, Giiker is Rubiks’ Cube gone smart. The possibilities to learn, grow, enjoy, and compete are endless. While the Giiker is ideal for pretty much any kid, it will particularly appeal to kids who love to take a scientific approach to solving a problem.
Weighted Jump Rope
Jumping rope is one of the simplest pieces of equipment that can be used for exercise and play at home or outdoors. However, to get the most out of it, one has to make sure it is the right length and weight for them. If it isn’t so, then the experience becomes a frustrating one leaving little room for enjoyment. This uniquely designed jump rope is made to adjust to different people’s requirements and is designed in just a way that ensures maximum engagement of core body muscles. Thanks to this professional, weighted jump rope, any kid will find skipping possible, fun, and a full-body workout. Give it to a kid who loves to stay fit using fun regimes or to one who needs the nudge to improve his fitness levels
Playz V8 Combustion Engine Model
With Covid19 sweeping the world, families are facing lockdowns or being encouraged to limit social mobility. In the face of such trying times, parents have collectively turned to looking for creative new ways to keep their kids happy and engaged within the comfort of their own home. Playz is the ideal toy to give any boy. It will keep him busy and engaged for a long while and getting the job done will be educational for him in so many ways. However, if the kid is one who particularly loves hands-on assembly projects, and enjoys the challenge of putting things back together, then he will truly appreciate it and remember your thoughtfulness for years to come.
Globe Pen Pencil Holder
This globe holder is one of those desk accessories that are simple yet elegant. With its minimalistic design and rustic touch, it will add to the decor of any boy’s room even as it functions to bring greater organization to his study table in particular and his room at large. One thing you can be certain of: You will be giving a gift that won’t just delight the boy but his parents too.
Truck Lunch Box
For a 12-year-old who is a foodie, has an eclectic taste, or who loves to stand out in a crowd? This truck bag is a gift for him. Designed down to the last detail to look like a real food truck, it will announce your young friend or loved one’s arrival at school lunch break. This shiny, vintage-like item will attract attention, generate a buzz, and create a fan-following. Your young friend will be a changed man with this truck bag in his hand…and he will have you to thank for it.
Do you know what a complaint parents commonly have of their kids? They don’t appreciate the value of time…ergo they fail to manage it. If you know of a kid whose parents are particularly concerned with his inability to manage time while studying at home or when sitting a test, then get him this cool Time Timer.
Simple to use and easy to carry, this simple machine can be just the thing to help a boy manage his time in a more constructive, efficient fashion. And if this timer helps him keep better track of time spent studying at home, or aids him in learning to split his time better when sitting for a test, then his improved academic performance and his happier experience will be something he and his parents will love you for.
The Manual to Manhood
A perfect balance between fun and educational, this Manhood Manual is just the thing for a grown-up boy. Designed to offer the lesser-known facts, common-sense information, and answers to quirky questions, it is the book that will entertain and educate your young friend for hours. And with him becoming the authority on all sorts of men-related issues, it won’t be long before he has all the boys in his circle seeking him out for advice and information…it’ll be well-received by the kid and his parents
Smatree Travel Light Backpack
Slim and lightweight, Smatree is the ultimate backpack that offers ample storage for keeping all the necessities. For a boy who loves the outdoors, enjoys hiking and camping, or who simply has to commute long distances often, Smatree will make his life so much easier and simpler even as it ups his style quotient. With the backpack on his shoulders, your young friend won’t feel the burden of carrying all his important items while out on a hike or when camping. And no matter the commute he has to face, this bag will provide him with enough space to store items bound to keep him busy and engaged. Make his life colorful and happier!
Code Rocket Coding Toys
Gone are the days when kids had to sit through boring lectures to learn about serious academic concepts. These days, toys have taken over, offering boys education wrapped in an attractive entertainment package. This code rocket is a spectacular example of this. Designed to help them learn coding via electronics, this rocket will keep the young ones busy for hours. The fact that it offers 21 separate online programs means that this toy will keep the boy busy for days…and in the process it will give him hands-on experience of coding, helping him become even more proficient in his area of interest!
Ninja Deluxe Boys Costume
The rule in the world of costumes is, the more heroic the look, the more popular it will be. Nothing speaks of skilled bravery like a Ninja, which makes it a popular costume among boys of most ages. And if it is a Ninja costume complete with a cape and hood? Well then, the kid will feel like he has hit the jackpot!. Be a kid’s favorite person by giving him this amazing Ninja costume.
Not only will he be THE hit on Halloween or Christmas, but he will relish his pretend play sessions with friends even more now that he has such a convincing costume to wear. Whether your loved one is into costumes or that is a world you want to introduce him to, this costume will work wonderfully in both scenarios.
Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights
Cycling is one of those rare activities that are as much a great workout for the body as it is entertaining for a person. But like with any sport, it is crucial that every possible precaution is taken to make cycling a safer activity. For parents whose kid loves to cycle on long routes, often returning home after dark, then you can understand that they might be worried for his safety. Well, put their mind at ease with this awesome stuff.
Activ Life is the kind of gift a boy will love…particularly if he likes making bold statements! And with these LED lights lighting up his bike, he and his parents will feel safe in the knowledge that he will be easily visible from a distance even in the dark! Give your friends peace of mind and their kid the freedom to ride far and long!
In a world where most games are about cutting-edge technology or teaching academic concepts, the Wingball brings the simple classic of ball tossing and catching back into backyards, beaches, and parks. It is a toy that will tempt any 12-year-old into hitting the outdoors, an amazingly entertaining game for your young friend to play with family and friends;
Proven to be great exercise, it can help a boy who loves football develop toss and catch skills in a fun way! It is the kind of toy that siblings or friends can bond over, a family can play together, and is simple enough to enjoy with just about anyone willing to play! Catch and toss is one of the oldest outdoor games people have loved to play! The Wingball just makes it better, faster, and more adventurous!
Nestl Cut Plush Striped Reading Pillow
How often do parents complain about the unnatural angle at which their kid watches TV or reads a book? Perhaps you know of a kid who often suffers from neck pain or discomfort due to posture issues while sitting? Well, takes away his pain and his parents’ worries in the form of Nestl. This one-of-a-kind pillow is designed to offer optimal support to a person while he does his favorite thing – be it reading, watching TV, or playing his favorite video game. Not only is it a functional pillow meant to help with posture and form, but it is also an accessory that lends warm, cozy vibes to just about any room.
Korean Snack Box Variety Pack
This quality Korean snack box offers 40 different, individually wrapped snacks of various flavors. While it will feel particularly valuable to those who love Asian snacks – particularly Korean ones – the truth is that the quality of all the brands in this package makes it ideally suited to anyone. What kid doesn’t like snacks? And with the wide variety of amazing items in this box, your young friend is bound to find edibles he loves and those his family and friends love. This can be the perfect thing for him to share with his loved ones, and a great bonding experience…one which the whole family will be thanking you for!
Stainless Steel Time Capsule
Time capsules have always been valued items. The concept of talking to your future self or having yourself connected with the past is always a fascinating notion. With the Covid19 pandemic taking over the globe and the world seeing unprecedented circumstances, this might be the perfect time to have kids create one to remind their future selves of the turbulent times they went through.
For a kid who loves the concept of time travel, or who simply enjoys digging for buried treasure, then this quality time capsule will be the perfect gift! Designed to last years while buried, it will carefully store whatever memories your young friend decides to bury for his future self to see…and whenever the time comes for him to dig it…it will deliver the contents inside as good as new!
Ravensburger Empire State Building
Puzzles are great toys! They are challenging, engaging, and require dedicated time and effort to complete. Known for its quality puzzles for all ages, Ravensburger is an established name in the puzzle market. However, while puzzles do offer a lot, it can begin to feel repetitive and boring to keep doing the same kind of puzzles all the time.
For a puzzle fan who wants a different kind of challenge now, or wants to challenge himself in a more engaging fashion, then this 3D Ravensburger is the right option. The concept of making a 3D puzzle in itself will interest any boy to try…and once he begins, he will most definitely want to see the end result…and it will be a result he can proudly display for all to see!
Snap Circuits Arcade
Give boys toys that are engaging, developmental, and yet can be played indoors, the Snap Circuits offers STEM activities, encourages problem-solving, and analytical thinking. If you know a kid who loves a challenge, or who enjoys electronics, then this comprehensive kit will feel like the best gift ever. He will spend endless hours figuring things out, learning, and exploring. This is a gift that not only will he like but his parents will be happy to see him play with for hours on end. Be a hit with the kid and parents alike!
Mr.Go Dimmable LED Night Light
Know a kid who is remodeling his room or furnishing his new one? Or perhaps you know a kid who doesn’t like the pitch dark when he is sleeping, or he tends to trip and stumble a lot? Mr. Go can be the perfect gift in all such scenarios. Simple yet elegant, this dimmable lamp is the kind of accessory that will suit just about any kind of room decor. With lots of colors available, it can be set to anyone’s preferred ambiance. And with Mr. Go in the room, your young friend will never have to worry about being scared in the dark, or tripping while making a quick trip to the bathroom at night.
Sonic Alert Alarm Clock
Do you have friends who have been trying to get their son to become more independent and responsible? Getting a kid to learn to wake up by himself at the required time is not that easy. However, you can make a boy’s learning experience easier with this awesome, cool-to-look-at alarm clock. With an extra-loud alarm, it can wake the dead…so a sleeping 12-year-old should be a piece of cake. With this alarm clock at his bedside, your young friend can rest assured that he will be waking up all by himself with little effort. And its simple look means it will fit into any type of room decor with ease.
X Rocker Video Gaming Chair
Leave an indelible impression on a young kid with this awesome, out-of-this-world X Rocker! Designed to particularly suit serious gamers, it is equally valuable as the ideal spot to watch TV from, to relax, read, or even listen to music. For the serious gamer, the comfort of this chair will allow him hours of quality playing experience and the incorporated audio features will lend a higher quality of gaming experience. This Rocker will be a hit with the young gamer friend, his siblings for when they want a compelling media experience, and for the parents for when they want to relax or enjoy TV at a whole other level.
Moose Racing Flipslide Game
Long commutes, waiting at various appointments, or doing groceries: there are so many such tasks that are crucial for parents but an absolute bore for the kids! Ask any parent and they will be quick to agree that having to do such tasks while constantly bickering with their kid is a stressful, draining experience. And really, it isn’t any better for the young one. Well, you can make it better for him and his parents. How? By giving him something engaging and constructive to keep him occupied while his parents get the job done.
The Flipside is an innovative puzzle that offers endless hours of fun and challenge. Whether a young boy loves puzzles or not, this easy-to-carry toy is fun and quirky enough to appeal to one and all – and its highly addictive nature makes it a toy that stays with your friend for a long time.