Buying gifts for boys is tricky but buying gifts for teenage boys is nearly impossible. If you ask what they want you might get a grunt or a shrug or you’ll get a list of video games and high-priced items that can’t possibly be met. In this list, you’ll find 21 great gift ideas for 13-year-old boys that are fun, affordable, thoughtful, and sure to please.
That’s right, we are certain that this list of gifts for a 13 year old boy contains something that your intended recipient will love. That’s because we consulted an actual thirteen-year-old boy for approval of each gift idea we’ve shared here!
When your young guy is no longer into blocks and trains, it’s time to move on to the newest technology, novelty items, and gear that fits the latest hobbies and obsessions. Make sure to check out our gifts for anime lovers too! Here are our top picks for the best gifts and stocking stuffers for this year:
Top Gifts for 13 Year Old Boys
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Get everyone outside with this laser tag set! Why pay a premium price at an arcade when you can have fun at home? Up to four players can battle it out with this fun toy. Comes with 4 rechargeable blasters, 4 vests, and a charging station.
(This gift is totally worth it - check out the rave reviews online to see for yourself!)
If he likes playing board games, or if you're looking for a great game that he will enjoy on family game night, Catan is a good gift to get. My 13 year old loves this game, and our only regret is that we don't play it enough! It's a great strategy game and is so much fun for the young teens and adults in the family.
He can keep his favorite soda right at his fingertips with this mini can fridge. Does he NEED his own mini fridge? Definitely not. Would it be a special gift that he would love to brag to his friends about as he turns his bedroom into a mini man cave? Absolutely. It’s portable too!
As a mom and former teacher, I love educational birthday gifts. This solar robot kit just happens to be a STEM activity that my own son approves of! It is perfect for teen boys who love science and building. The pieces can be configured into 12 different possibilities.
Artistic and creative teens will love "destroying" this book to create something as unique as they are. In this journal, you're meant to make mistakes and destroy the journal as you go! Some pages urge you to spill coffee on the paper, break the book's spine, and more!
It's a great way to relieve stress and amuse yourself. I personally have used this journal and found it to be very amusing and helped distract me from stressors.
There are a lot of great toys for kids and teens out there, and this is one of them! This mini remote control drone is both easy and speedy, making it perfect for beginners. The quadcopter can be folded into the controller, which is small and easy to carry.
A fun gift to get your kid to go outside and take to the sky! If you live near the water, this RC boat is another good idea!
Everyone is raving about the Nintendo Switch these days (and even my adult daughter and I love it too). My children absolutely love their portable gaming system, and honestly, I don’t mind. The parental controls are simple to set up and keep my mind at ease. I can monitor all their activity right from my phone.
Pair this with a couple popular games, or add in a gift card for them to buy their own.
Protect your child's eyes from harmful blue light rays emitted by most electronics. These anti-glare lenses resist 100% harmful blue light and UVA/UVB rays. They also alleviate visual fatigue and may help prevent headaches from screen usage. These blue blocker glasses are comfortable and stylish too!