34 Cool Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys That’ll Let His Imagination Run Wild

When boys turn thirteen, it can get a little tricky to pick gifts for them. You have a lot to consider because they are already at an age where they are no longer kids but not adults as well. It may take a lot of time and effort to browse the internet for great gifts that are not only age-appropriate but also something that they will not return to you. Fear not, for we have rounded up the best gifts for 13-year-old boys that they will enjoy. You may even get a hug or two when they find out what you got for them.

Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

ROKR 3D Wooden Globe Puzzle

Give the future world explorer that little push to start working on his dreams as early as possible by giving him this ROKR globe kit. For sure, he already has globes in his study room but when he sees this, he will trade his entire globe collection for it. This model will make him remember the places more because he will be the one to assemble the model. It’s a wooden puzzle – he needs to remember what continents or countries are next to each other and place them according to the right hemispheres. Just by doing so, he’ll be able to ingrain this information in his memory for a long time.

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Puzzle Game Box

Most people will agree that two will always be better than one – how much more if you get ten of them at once? This fidget box will not allow any boy to feel bored whenever they have this with them. They will get 10 puzzle boxes that they can fidget with whenever they have nothing to do or whenever they need to take a break from stress. They can even try to challenge a family member and see who among them can solve the puzzles faster. Plus, it has different difficulty levels that they can choose from. He can choose the easy ones first when starting out and progress to the difficult puzzles when he gets the hang of them.

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Help your boy understand social issues, like discrimination, at a deeper and complex level with this great book. Open his mind to abstract concepts that people currently face in society. It gives him insights about creating bonds through real friendships while also warning him about the dangers of discrimination and what it can do. This book is narrated beautifully by the author and uses words that allow boys his age to easily understand the text. It also helps that the main character is a kid himself and describes the world around how a kid sees them through his eyes.

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13th Birthday Shirt

Make a boy flaunt his age like a cool kid by making him wear this 13th birthday t-shirt. It’s the perfect outfit to wear on his special day not only because it gives everyone an idea of how old he is but also its joystick print will be enough to unlock the fireworks in his gamer heart. Made with 100% cotton and lightweight, it provides a classic fit for the birthday boy that will keep him comfortable throughout the party. For sure, wearing this shirt will officially make him a teenager because this will show off to everyone that he doesn’t look like a kid anymore.

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Fiber LED Optic Cap

Make your boy shine like the star that he is during and grab the attention of everyone in the house with this LED hat. No one will be able to resist his presence because this baseball hat is not only bright but it can also change into seven different colors. It is rechargeable using a USB and a two-hour charge can give him up to four hours of use. If the hat gets dirty after many uses, fret not, this can be hand washed using mild soap and water. All you need to do is take out the battery box and keep it away from the water before washing.

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Lego Mindstorms Robot

Teens may think that toy robots are only for kids until they see this LEGO robot kit. His opinion will definitely make a 180-degrees turn because just assembling this robot alone using the LEGO bricks will require him to use his building skills. He needs to critically follow the steps so that he can make sure that all pieces included are placed where it needs to be. To make it even better, this kit incorporated STEM principles. He will experience how to program his own robot for the first time. Through coding, he can put commands that will allow him to control his robot’s movements.

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We're Not Really Strangers

Do you feel like you do not know your boys on a deeper level? Play this card game with him and your relationship will never be the same. With a collection of cards that have written questions or commands on them, it makes all the players get to know each other more. It gives everyone a chance to say or do something to a player that they may be shy to do so in a regular situation. During the whole duration of the game, expect that all hearts will warm up to the heartfelt gestures.

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Smithsonian Optics Room Planetarium

Transform your boy’s bedroom into the outer space that he has been dreaming of using this Smithsonian planetarium projector. You’ll definitely see your boy’s face light up in wide-eyed wonder every time he turns this device on. Whatever heavenly bodies he is currently obsessed with, there will always be HD images that will satisfy his taste. He can choose to project the endless Northern sky having rotating star patterns or choose those that contain images of colorful and mesmerizing nebulae. He can even project a spacecraft which is especially helpful if he wants to pretend he’s an astronaut.

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Holyton Mini Drone

Give your boy a whole new perspective of your house and the entire neighborhood with this mini drone. This allows him to have a bird’s eye view of places he has been in. Unlike other drones sold online, this is very easy to use – a good one to start with if someone is new to operating drones. Because it is user-friendly, thirteen-year-olds will not have a hard time learning the ropes and they can start flying this anywhere they want it to go. It operates on 3 modular batteries and can last them up to 21 minutes of constant use.

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The Child Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re an avid Star Wars fan, chances are your boy may be one too. Call it genetic or what but living with a parent who is a die-hard fan can easily rub off on you or anybody else. Welcome your son into the fandom by giving him this Bitty Boomers Bluetooth speaker. Whether he is vocal with his admiration for the Star Wars franchise or not, he’ll definitely not be able to resist this cute speaker. Made to look like the famous child Mandalorian, there’s no other item that can be perfect for your little self more than this.

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Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros

Let your boy have a taste of the greatest video game of your time through the Nintendo Game and Watch. He’ll have the time of his playing the whole retro Mario Brothers adventure as he tries to save the Princess and the whole Mushroom kingdom from the hands of the villain. He can bring this wherever he goes because it is small enough to fit in his pockets. Plus, when he is at home, he can use this as his bedroom clock. He’ll enjoy watching the hours tick by and may even be in for a pleasant treat because each hour has a Mario-inspired surprise that he’ll adore.

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Champion Sports Standard Scooter

Make your boy enjoy a race against the neighborhood kids his age during weekends using this scooter board. This is the safest ride they can use to compete against each other in a game of speed. Whether inside a gym or on the pavement, this scooter will give them enough thrill to make them enjoy their match. They can also decide how they want to race, whatever position it is, sitting, standing, kneeling, or prone position, this board got their back. Plus, when it is used inside the house, you won’t get worried about marks being made on the floor because the wheels are made with anti-marring casters.

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1:24 Justice League Batmobile

Now that your boy is a teenager, there’s no reason for him not to start growing his own Batman collection. Give him the nudge to begin by giving him this Batmobile model. Made of die-cast material and has details, this 1:24 model can blow his mind away. Licensed by The Justice League itself with a good quality of craftsmanship, he’ll even be ecstatic to find out that the cockpit can be opened and closed and that the missiles attached to it can be rotated. He’ll definitely set aside a space for this in his bedroom that makes him easily admire it even at a distance.

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Anime Cartoon Luminous Backpack

Never lose sight of your boy in the crowd, even at night with this Luminous Backpack. This is an anti-theft bag that he stores his essentials in. Big enough to house his laptop, he’ll be surprised that it even has a USB port that he can use to charge his mobile devices. The most noteworthy characteristic of this bag is when it is in bright light, it just looks like a plain black bag. However, during the time it is under the sun, it absorbs light that’s why when it gets dark, a luminous print will appear and shine like a neon light. 

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EUGY 3D Paper Puzzle

It will be an animal lover’s dream to take home their favorite animal after a trip to the zoo. Since this is not possible in this lifetime, give your boy the next best thing – the EUGY meerkat puzzle. This is a high-quality 3D paper puzzle that is easy to assemble – he can do it on his own and he’ll be done in less than 20 minutes. When assembled, he will enjoy looking at the meerkat decor that stands on its hind legs with its chin up in the air – the signature stance of a curious meerkat that observes its environment.

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Book Stand

When looking for gifts for 13-year-old boys, you should always consider something that will propel them towards a bright future. Assist him with his studies since he needs to tackle many books before he can pursue his desired career. With all those books opened and lying around on his desk, he may not have enough space to make his reading notes. Using this book stand, he can prop his main textbook on it and secure the opened pages using the attached clip. This makes it easier for him to refer to the main textbook whenever he wants to connect the concepts he read from another supplemental reference.

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Makey Makey an Invention Kit

If your boy is a budding engineer, chances are he has gone through a lot of tinkering on household things that can get you annoyed sometimes. Make him stop stripping your things into their basic parts by giving him something else to tinker on. Get him this Makey Makey kit and your worries will fly out the window. It will curb his appetite for inventing because this allows him to be creative as much as his mind permits. He can make his own game controllers using the materials inside, and even make a touchpad from a fruit – the only limit will be his imagination.

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Sony Alarm Clock Radio

Jarring a boy awake from a deep sleep can be counterproductive. Not only do you get death glares but you also nullify the relaxing effect of a good night’s sleep. To make sure that he won’t get up on the wrong side of the bed, make him use this Sony alarm clock. Unlike others, this will not suddenly wake him up using a very loud noise. Instead, it will start its sound and vibrations slowly and gradually increase in volume and intensity after a while. Even if power is cut off, you don’t have to worry because this will still do its job when a timer has been set for it to alarm.

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BrainBolt Brain Teaser Memory Game

If your boy dreams of becoming a lawyer someday, you should start memory training of his brain as soon as possible. Being a lawyer means that he needs to remember the laws written in a huge volume of books. Give him leverage among his peers with this BrainBolt memory toy. To win a game, he needs to remember the sequence of the lights that will light up. He needs to recreate the pattern and see how many levels he can go before he starts forgetting some of it. This fun and challenging game can also be played solo or with friends.

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Banana Phone Handset

Minions can’t get enough of bananas for a good reason – they’re delicious and you can do a lot of things with it, even making calls. For a boy who loves to have a fun twist in his everyday things, this banana phone is cool stuff for him. He can prank his friends using this phone since they’ll surely wonder why he received calls from his parents through a banana. Or, surprise guests at the dinner table by placing this phone together with other fruits. Guests will surely be in for a laugh when they will hear a banana ringing on the dinner table.

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12" Screen Magnifier

Even when he does not have his own TV in his room, he will not envy his friends because this screen magnifier will be all that he needs. He can enlarge the screen of his phone easily without sacrificing a clear and bright picture. Unlike TVs, he can bring this wherever he goes – just place this inside his bag and take it out during breaks whenever he and his friends want to enjoy watching a video together. It’s also the perfect tool to use when they want to play games using their Nintendo console. With a bigger screen, player versus player games will be easier.

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4M Tin Can Cable Car

When boys enter the first year of their lives as a teenager, they need to make use of their time well to develop skills that will help them in their chosen career path. Games or toys that incorporate the principles of STEM in them will be very beneficial to them at this age. If your boy wants to pursue a career in engineering, get him this 4M cable car kit. This set will help enhance his critical thinking skills because he needs to use the higher faculties of his brain to successfully assemble a cable car system using the materials and some disposable cans.

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samisoler Kinetic Fidget Desk Toy

When your boy enters the world of teens, he’ll soon realize that life is not just sunshine and rainbows. He’ll already get to taste the harsh realities in life – especially when he is at school. He has a lot to juggle, from his social interactions to his studies, and this can get him stressed once in a while. When he needs to clear his mind off of worries, having a samisoler fidget toy will be a great help. This is sphere-shaped that can create optical illusions whenever it is rotated. When he needs his mind to rest, he just needs to fidget with this on his table. The mesmerizing 3D illusions it creates will leave him in a trance.

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Lifetime Portable Basketball System

Being on a basketball team will give your boy a thrill like no other. However, if he finds that he still lacks the skill to get his butt off the bench during games, he needs to practice his shots more than ever. Get him this backboard basketball and install it in your backyard so that your boy will have a chance to play. It is a given that constant practice will generate results and it remains as an unbroken rule up to now. After school, he can have an hour perfecting his aim and shots. Soon, you’ll see progress and he may even become better than his teammates.

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Useless Box

Things that serve no purpose are usually thrown out of the window but not this useless box. Boys won’t keep their hands off this item when they find out what it can do, and you’ll hear laughter from his room daily. However, he’ll not be the only one who will have fun tinkering with this toy because you’ll be surprised that his dad and other siblings will get in line just to push that button. What makes this fun is that whenever you push the lever to open the box, a finger comes out and turns it off. It’s so funny that you wouldn’t mind even if it’s not functional.

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Knife Making Kit

When a boy is endowed with skilled hands, simple projects will just not cut it. Get him this DIY knife kit and he’ll surely feel that he took the first step towards being a man. Knives will always be one of those things that boys will be obsessed about. They are not only weapons that they can use when they are in a pinch but also tools to help them whenever they are doing outdoor activities. The best part of it is that they can make their own tool where they can be proud to show off to their friends. With instructions that are easy to understand, he won’t have a hard time following the steps in making this.

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Razor Dirt Rocket Electric Road Bike

Little boys do not need to wait to become adults just to ride their own bikes for the first time. This Razor off-road bike will help him live his dreams as early as possible. If he is set to become a professional biker in the future, it will never hurt if he starts as early as possible. Inspired by a famous motocross rider, whenever he sees this bike, he will be motivated to pursue his dream. This can run up to 40 mph with a twist-up throttle. It’s fast enough for kids to have fun and do their tricks while still being safe for them to use.

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Knight Pen Holder

Let your boy become the king of his study area by placing this knight pen holder on his table. You’ll always see a smile on his face whenever he reaches for his pen because it will be handed to him by his own knight kneeling before him. Even if it’s just in the confines of his room, he’ll feel like he is a ruler of a kingdom. He’ll be able to tackle any homework, no matter how hard they are, just like the king he is. He’ll feel like going to battles whenever he studies. No matter how lengthy or complex his lessons are, he won’t back down from it.

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ENO Doublenest Led Hammock

When you suddenly had to cancel your family vacation because something came up at work, show how sorry you feel to your boy by giving him the next best thing to camping outdoors. Get him this ENO hammock and help him set this up in his room. You can help him simulate the feel of camping outdoors by making him lie on this hammock while using his VR set. Download campsite images and sounds that he can use to make the experience more immersive. Also, whenever he wants to sleep in it at night, he can use the LED lights on the hammock as his night light.

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Miniature Bean Bag Toss Game

When you’re fed up with picking up balls of paper on the floor when you clean your boy’s bedroom, it’s time for you to get him the cornhole sets. Boys his age will always try to do something fun in the middle of studying to rest their minds for a bit. The easiest way for them to do this is to make their trash cans their basketball net. If he has the cornhole set, you no longer need to pick up pieces of paper left on the floor because he will be forced to pick up the bags when he uses them all up.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

For the little documenter who wants to capture special moments through a lens someday, nothing can be more perfect than giving him this Fujifilm Instax mini. Having this around with him at all times will help him hone his skills in no time. It will upgrade his composition skills through trial and error until he gets the hang of it. Unlike digital cameras, this will also curb his appetite for instant gratification because this prints out the pictures right after he took them. It even comes with a mirror that he can use whenever he wants to use the selfie camera.

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The Original Wearable Blanket for Kids

When you’re out searching for good gifts for 13-year-old boys that they will love, The Comfy wearable blanket will be the best choice that you will have. Every boy his age goes crazy when they see a wearable blanket, no matter what the design is. This is because it provides better comfort than the usual blankets. They can easily cozy up on the bed during the cold season. Plus, they won’t have a hard time hanging on to it when they walk around the house while covering themselves with the blanket. Because of its oversized and sweater-like design, they can even wear this outside the house when they want to see concerts.

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The World's Easiest Racket Game

A rainy day can be enjoyable because it gives us a reason to enjoy that decadent hot chocolate drink. However, for boys at the age of 13, this can be quite a drag because they won’t be able to play their favorite sports outdoors. With this Goodminton game set, you’ll never hear any whining in the house during the rainy season.

Turn any space inside the house into their field and beat each other out through a racket game. This feels like an indoor badminton game that can preoccupy them for hours. If they get tired of playing, they’ll just go to sleep because they have already expended their excess energy. You’ll surely get that calmness around the house whenever you have your chocolate drink.

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Aduro AquaSound Shower Speaker

Does your son like to sing in the shower but becomes off-key most of the time? Help him get in tune with the song that keeps repeating in his mind with the Aduro shower speaker. You’ll be surprised that when he plays this in the background, those off-keys will be gone in an instant. Maybe, he just needs something that will lead the tune for him. If not, simply ask him to turn the volume of the speaker up, and mask his singing, even for just a bit, and he won’t bother the rest of the family for being off-tuned.

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