Buying gifts for 13-year old boys might seem impossible. They’re no longer children; they are now cool teenagers. Turning thirteen is a big deal, and you want to buy something special to mark the beginning of his teenage years.
Lucky for you, I’ve put together this list of awesome teen-approved gifts for 13-year old boys. Scroll down to discover a gift guide packed with 19 inspiring present ideas you can buy today.
This is one of those must-have gifts for kids who love video games. Nintendo has created this compact handheld console he can play alone or with friends. The built-in 6.2” screen means he can play anywhere.
He can also hook it up to a large screen for an even more immersive experience. With hundreds of game options, this console will make buying future birthday gifts a breeze. It’s a great buy for boys who love gaming on the go.
LEGO New York
Does your 13-year old enjoy building LEGO models? This New York skyline set will be his favorite gift. He’ll work his way through 598 pieces to recreate some of New York’s most iconic buildings.
I think this is a fantastic gift for a boy who loves a good challenge. It’ll keep him busy for hours and test his problem-solving skills too. It’s the perfect option for LEGO-loving teens, especially if they have a connection to the Big Apple.
Looking for a stylish gift for your 13-year old boy? These Adidas sliders are a must-buy. He can wear them to swimming practice, on vacation, or even just at home. Sliders are on-trend and will keep his feet comfy at all times.
If you know his favorite color, there is a wide range to choose from. I think this white design is pretty cool. This is a top buy for any boy who wants to stay on top of his shoe game.
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
This Ninja Warrior obstacle course is an incredible gift for an active 13-year old. It’s the ultimate challenge for him and his friends. There’s no better way to get him away from the screen and doing something energetic outside.
The course includes monkey bars, gymnastic rings, and a slackline. It can hold up to 150kg, so adult friends and family can join in too. It’s a super fun gift for the adventurous teen in your life.
Remote Control Car
This is the coolest electric stunt car on the market. It would be a fantastic gift for a young boy on his 13th birthday. This isn’t your average remote control car; it can tumble, spin, and flip.
Chunky off-road tires mean he can use it on sand, grass, stones, and rocks. It is a great way to combine gaming with being outdoors, meaning he won’t be glued to the screen in his bedroom.
Is your 13-year old a budding mastermind who enjoys solving puzzles? Then this Rubik’s cube is an amazing gift idea. This classic puzzle is a great way to hone his critical thinking.
It’s been a best-selling toy for over 40 years, and there’s no sign of it losing popularity. Your boy will spend hours figuring out how to solve the cube. It’s an excellent gift for teens who love a challenge.
Bunch O Balloons
If your teen boy likes water fights, chances are it takes him forever to prepare his water bomb arsenal. This set contains bunches of self-sealing water balloons that are ready to throw in seconds.
He’ll be able to spend more time soaking his friends and less time bugging you to tie the balloons. He’ll be able to prepare them all on his own. It’s the ideal purchase for backyard water warriors.
Does your teenager love to start NERF wars? This Elite Commander blaster comes with 12 soft darts and lots of attitude. It packs a punch, so he’ll be able to hit targets up to 90 feet away. A 6-dart rotating barrel allows for more action between reloads.
NERF battles are best with friends, so it’s great that this little blaster is an affordable option. I would buy a pair, so any opponent always has a way to defend themself.
Is your 13-year old always late for school? This smartwatch is a novel way to keep him on time in the mornings. It has a touch screen display and a fancy wristband available in 3 different colors.
There are games, a camera, a calculator, and more. Install a SIM, and you can contact him to make sure he’s on his way home. Don’t worry; you control the numbers he can dial. It’s an excellent first smartwatch for teen boys.
Super Mario LEGO
If your boy loves to play Super Mario and build LEGO, this is the perfect gift that combines the two. It is a starter course, so he can use it alone or combine it with the expansion set to create a variety of builds.
There is also a free LEGO Super Mario app to download for exciting interactive play. With 231 pieces, this set will provide hours of imaginative fun for a 13-year old who loves to be inventive.
Are you buying a gift for a 13-year old boy who loves video games? This gaming chair is probably high up on his dream gift list. It comes in 9 different colors, so one is bound to match his bedroom decor.
Back and head cushions have the cool factor and will keep him comfortable. The soft faux leather material is easy to keep clean too. It’s an awesome gift that might even encourage him to sit at his desk doing homework.
Does your 13-year old boy aspire to be a YouTuber or TikTok star? This ring light will help to improve the quality of his content. It is an 8-inch circular LED ring light with a phone holder.
It has an adjustable stand meaning he can set it up in his bedroom or use it on the go. The included Bluetooth remote will make snapping selfies much easier. It’s a great gift for boys who like spending time in front of the camera.
If you’re looking for a classic board game with a modern twist, look no further. This Monopoly game is a fantastic gift for a 13-year old Fortnite fan. Instead of playing Fornite on his games console, he can now do battle it in real life with his friends.
I think it’s a great approach to reducing screen time. Suitable for up to 7 players, it’s an activity your boy can share with friends and family alike.
LED Strip Lights
If you’re buying for the 13-year old who has almost everything, then this could be the ideal gift. This pair of plug-and-play color-changing LED light strips spans 50’. It would be a great addition to any boy’s bedroom or games room.
He can adjust the colors and brightness to his liking using the included remote control. Perfect if he wants to turn his room into a spaceship, dancefloor, or ultra-cool YouTube set.
Do you have a 13-year old boy who likes to stay on-trend with the latest fashion? If so, this sweatshirt is the perfect, stylish gift. Champion used to be a thing of the past. However, with fashion trends rapidly changing, the brand is popular once again!
This Champion hooded sweatshirt is made of brushed fleece, so it’s super comfortable and warm. It is the perfect gift for boys who like to keep up with popular clothing brands.
Do You Know Your Family Game
Looking for a gift that will help you spend more time with your 13-year old? Look no further; this ‘Do You Really Know Your Family’ card game is the perfect gift. The aim of the game is to ask questions, perform silly challenges, and see who knows who best.
It’s a super simple concept and suitable for younger siblings aged 8 and above too. This will provide hours of fun for your boy and promote quality time with the family.
Nature Bound Telescope
If your special 13-year old boy is obsessed with space, he’ll adore this telescope. It features 16x magnification, can be used day or night, and has an adjustable tripod. He can use it to see his favorite wildlife close up too.
The telescope is easy to use and designed with children in mind. People say the double eyecups make it super kid-friendly. I think it’s an excellent gift for budding astronauts and astronomers.
Is your boy always stuffing his money into his pockets? Unless he’s super lucky, I bet he’s constantly losing it too. With this wallet, he can keep his hard-earned allowance safe when he goes out.
This kid’s wallet by Puma comes in a selection of cool designs he’ll be proud to carry. The simple design has a zipper pocket for coins and space for banknotes too. It’s a practical gift for boys who need to take care of their cash.
Science Magic Kit
This National Geographic science magic kit is a fun educational gift. The set contains everything needed to carry out 20 magical, child-friendly experiments. There is an easy-to-follow guide that keeps the learning light-hearted.
The experiments include making snow in your hand and bending metal using only air and water. This is a fantastic present for any 13-year old boy fascinated with science or magic.