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91 Affordable Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys That Don’t Suck

Are you checking the market constantly looking for the best gifts for 12 year old boys? Having trouble? With so many different products available, it can be easy to get lost. Use the following collection of gifts to ensure that you get the right item for your little one.

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What's That Smell? Game

What's That Smell? Game

Totally gross, 12 year old boys will absolutely adore ‘What’s That Smell?’, the hilarious game which sees players identifying nice and nasty smells, with the loser sniffing the worst ones of all.

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Catapult Wars

Catapult Wars

12 year old boys will enjoy designing and building their own wooden catapults before engaging in combat with the opposing team, to see who can launch their beanbags the furthest.

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Digital Coin Bank Savings Jar

Digital Coin Bank Savings Jar

If you were to ask someone to guess how many coins are in a jar, they would probably get it wrong. With this savings jar, savers can keep an eye on the amount of money they are saving thanks to the digital LCD display. Ideal if you are looking for gifts for 12 year old boys.

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Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

Have you seen or read the first Harry Potter story? If so, you will know a lot about wizard’s chess. From The Noble Collection comes this officially licensed Harry Potter Wizard’s Chess set that is simply awesome to play and looks so so cool! Perfect for playing or even just displaying.

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Magnetic Dart Board

Magnetic Dart Board

Save walls (and lives) with a dartboard which uses magnets, not sharp tips! Fun for all, this board comes with 6 safe magnetic darts so they can perfect their aim without pain.

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English Bulldog on a Trike Hoodie

English Bulldog on a Trike Hoodie

If bikes and bulldogs are his thing, this hoodie will become his next must-wear item. Made from air-jet spun yarn so it’s super soft, this hoodie is available in a choice of four colors, and features a squishy-faced English bulldog on the front as it attempts to ride a trike.

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Light Up LED Soccer Ball

Light Up LED Soccer Ball

Whether his game tends to go on after dark or he spends hours practicing his skills, this light-up soccer ball will give him extra time. Fitted with two Hi Bright LED bulbs, the size 5 ball will light up as soon as it’s bounced, and switch off after 30 seconds of inactivity.

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WOOKRAYS Electric Skateboard

WOOKRAYS Electric Skateboard

Take the legwork out of skateboarding with this rad remote control version. The deck is made with 7-ply maple wood and comes with a wireless remote control so boarding to school is easy. With three speeds of 10, 15, and 20KM/H, a full charge takes just 2 hours to complete.

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Perfect Pushup Elite

Perfect Pushup Elite

If he wants to workout, make sure he does it correctly and efficiently with the Perfect Pushup System. With ergonomic grips that help to distribute the weight evenly, this system rotates during exercises to encourage more muscle activation, and adheres to hard floors securely so he’s protected from slipping mishaps.

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Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens

Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens

Half card game and half dodgeball, Throw Throw Burrito is a chaotic game for all the family. Brought to you by the makers of Exploding Kittens, this crazy game sees players trying to match cards before their opponents do, while also dodging the foam burritos that their enemies are lobbing.

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LuminAID Bloomio Solar Lantern

LuminAID Bloomio Solar Lantern

Indoors or out, the Bloomio Twist will make an excellent gift for 12 year old boys who like a little light after dark. Solar or USB charged, the Bloomio Twist’s colors and brightness can be controlled via the included app, and it’s waterproof so is perfect for use by the pool.

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Minecraft Sword

Minecraft Sword

Lovers of Minecraft will be delighted to add this sword to their collection. Ideal as part of a fancy dress costume, or just as a collector’s item, this officially licenced sword measures approx. 2 feet in length, and is lightweight but sturdy so is suitable for younger role players too.

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Spaceteam Card Game

Spaceteam Card Game

Encourage cooperation while he’s having fun with Spaceteam. Every player is on the same team, and all 3-6 members must work together to fix the malfunction on their space ship before time runs out. Fast-paced and potentially loud and frantic, it’s the perfect gift for pre-teen boys.

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Puzzle Box Enigma Secret Discovery

Puzzle Box Enigma Secret Discovery

Make him work hard for his money by hiding it inside the Enigma Discovery Puzzle Box. Made from wood and lightweight but sturdy, you can slide cash in through the slot, and then leave him to figure out how to open it to reach the prize inside. Solution is included.

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Build Your Own V8 Engine

Build Your Own V8 Engine

If your boy likes nothing better than tinkering around with machines, this kit will make an exceptional gift idea. He can build his own duel overhead cam V8 Engine model that actually works, so he can see from the start how an internal combustion engine is built and runs.

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Razor Jetts Heel Wheels

Razor Jetts Heel Wheels

Sparks will fly when he straps on a pair of these incredible heel wheels. Adjustable to fit sizes US youth 12 to adult 12, these Razor Jetts are easy to fit and include replaceable spark pads, which throw out the coolest sparks when they come into contact with the ground.

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Bike Wheel Lights

Bike Wheel Lights

Okay, so these Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights will help keep him safe at night, but they’re also super cool and will make him the envy of all his mates. Made to fit 12” to 29” wheels, no tools are required to fit these lights as they’re attached using silicone bands.

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Table Tennis to-Go

Table Tennis to-Go

He’ll never be bored again when visiting relatives’ homes when he has this Complete Ping Pong set from Franklin Sports. With an easy-to-install net, two balls, and two paddles included, along with a handy carry case, all he’ll need to add is a suitable table and someone to play against.

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Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses

Protect his ears as well as his eyes with a pair of these uber cool shades. Fitted with Bose open ear headphones in the arms, these Bluetooth sunglasses block up to 99.99% of harmful rays, and allow him to listen to music discreetly while also being aware of his surroundings.

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Smart Ukulele

Smart Ukulele

Give him a hobby with a bit of a difference by gifting him this Smart Ukulele. App enabled, this instrument features 72 fretboard lights so he can follow along with his fingers while watching the instructional videos. Perfect for beginners, the set comes with everything he’ll need to get started straightaway.

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LARQ Insulated Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

LARQ Insulated Self-Cleaning Water Bottle

Make sure his drinking water is always fresh and clean with a LARQ self-cleaning bottle. Insulated to keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, the LARQ bottle uses UV-C LED to kill bacteria and viruses automatically every two hours, or more frequently with the touch of a button.

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How Not to Be a D Book

How Not to Be a D Book

Try telling a pre-teen how to behave and he’ll promptly do the opposite. But buy him a book with the title ‘How Not to be a D*ck’ and he’ll be all over it! Packed with advice on etiquette, this book will prepare him for life with its no-nonsense text and illustrations.

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Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks

Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks

There are certain times in a 12 year old boy’s life when he should be left to his own devices, and playing on his chosen platform is one of them. These socks will act as the perfect deterrent to parental and sibling intrusions as he puts his feet up to play.

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Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

Selfies and group photos are all well and good, but they just stay in his phone or on a memory stick, never to be seen again. Give him the pleasure of real, physical photos with the Fujifilm instax Mini 9. Available in 14 different colors, the camera will produce wallet-sized prints instantly.

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The Don't Laugh Challenge 12 Year Old Edition

The Don't Laugh Challenge 12 Year Old Edition

Joke-loving kids will get a real giggle out of The Don’t Laugh Challenge. Aimed at 12 year olds, this edition of the game challenges players to keep a straight face while their opponents tell jokes and act out silly scenarios pulling the funniest faces they can muster.

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Light Up Football

Light Up Football

He won’t have to come in once the sun goes down, thanks to the GlowCity light up football. Fitted with a super bright LED light for after dark play, the ball will stay lit for the duration of the game, and switch off after 30 seconds of inactivity.

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Galaxy Hoodies

Galaxy Hoodies

Make sure he’s warm when he’s playing outdoors with this incredibly soft fleece pullover. Printed in a variety of different colorways, this galaxy-inspired sweater comes with two side pockets to keep his hands warm, and a generously-sized hood for warmth and comfort.

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Minecraft TNT Pillow

Minecraft TNT Pillow

Minecraft fans will love having one of these decorative pillow covers to add to their game-themed bedroom. Measuring 15” x 15”, the cover comes with a TNT design on the front and a soft fleece fabric on the back, and incorporates a zip so it’s easy to remove for washing.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Curious kids will spend hours poring over the answers in this incredible book. ‘What if?’ includes some of the most absurd and seemingly impossible-to-answer questions, along with scientifically researched answers which have been garnered through computer simulations, military research, complicated math equations, and more. Based on Randall Munroe’s webcomic.

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Money Soap

Money Soap

It’s no secret that getting a pre-teen to clean is an uphill struggle, but with this novelty gift they won’t need much encouragement. Hidden within is a $1, $5, $10, $20, or $50 bill – all they have to do is use the soap until they can reach the envelope inside.

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LED Light Strips

LED Light Strips

Christmas isn’t the only time to have decorative lights around the home – these LED light strips will add color and ambience all year round. This 25ft or 50ft lighting can be used for walls, shelves, TVs, or anywhere else, and comes with a remote control to adjust both the brightness and color.

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littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Winner of more than 50 awards, this LittleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit will introduce kids to coding in a fun and educational way. First they build their droid, and then learn to control it via their android or iPhone device, with more than 20 missions to ‘teach’ their creation.

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Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series

Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of, unless you’re a 12 year old boy! ‘Trapped In a Video Game – The Complete Series’ is a boxset of five books by Dustin Brady, which put readers right in the middle of the action as hero Jesse fights droids, monsters, and other video game nasties.

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Divoom Ditoo Retro Pixel Art Game

Divoom Ditoo Retro Pixel Art Game

This retro-inspired pixel art game will make a fun gift for 12 year old boys who like to dabble with design. Based on an old school model, this cute gadget allows users to create their own pixel pictures, as well as wake them up, check the weather, and other cool functions.

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Catan Board Game

Catan Board Game

Suitable for 3-4 players, Catan is the absorbing board game in which players must build a civilisation as they move across the board. Buying and selling resources and harvesting crops, the aim of the game is to build roads and cities before robbers intercept and steal those valuable resources.

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Slackline Kit

Slackline Kit

Slacklining is the art of being able to walk, run, or balance on a length of flat webbing, suspended between two points. Give your child the opportunity to learn this absorbing skill with a Slackline kit. Made to attach to two trees, this kit is ideal for beginners through to improvers.

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Fortnite Drawing Book

Fortnite Drawing Book

The game of Fortnite spawned some of the most interesting characters from the world of gaming, and young artists will find this book invaluable for learning how to draw them perfectly. Containing step-by-step instructions for 35 of the best characters, this book will give them another skill to learn and master.

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Plankpad Balance Board & Bodyweight Fitness Trainer

Plankpad Balance Board & Bodyweight Fitness Trainer

The Plankpad makes exercising so much fun that he’ll never feel bored while working out. Compatible with iPads, iPhones, and android devices, the Plankpad lets users play games while perfecting their own plank position to build muscles, burn fat, and ward off back pain by strengthening abs and back.

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Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot

Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot

If his idea of an awesome robot is one with four wheels, the Sphero RVR is definitely the one for him. Ready assembled so the fun can begin straightaway, this incredibly cool car can be customized with the different sensors included as he learns how to make it do his bidding.

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Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids

Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids

Drag him away from the screen with this absorbing book of riddles. Written to stretch kids’ minds, this book contains 300 riddles that will have them scratching their heads as they try to solve the seemingly impossible clues with logic, reasoning, memory, and lateral thinking.

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Pindaloo Skill Toy

Pindaloo Skill Toy

Keep him active even after dark with Pindaloo. Using the clear plastic half pipe, players can juggle the red and blue LED balls as they catch them with one end and toss them with the other, with the added fun of bright, glowing lights. Visually fascinating, it’s ideal for the whole family.

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Celestron Telescope

Celestron Telescope

If he always has his head in the clouds, give him the means to see what’s above them with this powerful 70mm Travel Scope. Perfect for beginners, this portable telescope will give him clear views of the sky at night, and allow him to see far away objects during the day.

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Bravo Foam Roller

Bravo Foam Roller

The Bravo Foam Roller makes a thoughtful gift for any pre-teen who plays sports and regularly needs the help of a massage to release knots and painful spots. Folding flat when not in use, the Bravo morphs into a roller with one pull of the strings, for self-administered relief when needed.

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5 in 1 Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker

5 in 1 Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker

This bedside lamp does the job of five different gadgets – alarm, lamp, clock, speaker, and MP3 player. He can change the colors (48 colors available), adjust the brightness, listen to music or audio books, and even answer calls, all while being soothed by the relaxing, calm glow.

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Over The Door Basketball Hoop

Over The Door Basketball Hoop

Let him play basketball indoors with no risk of damaging the walls or paintwork. Made to hang over a door, this hoop comes with a padded polycarbonate board and 9 inch steel breakaway rim, while the ball is smaller than a standard basketball and is made from foam so it’s gentle.

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I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt

I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt

He’ll be able to let everyone know just how grateful they should be for his presence when he’s wearing this funny t-shirt. Made from 90% USA-grown cotton, this tee comes in a sport gray and is printed with ‘I paused my game to be here’ in large letters across the front.

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Puzzle Pod Cryptex Brain Teaser Gift Box

Puzzle Pod Cryptex Brain Teaser Gift Box

Fill this pod with whatever gift you want to give him, and then set your own code that he’ll have to crack before he can get to the prize. Much more fun than just giving cash, the reusable Puzzle Pod will make him work for the goods in a stimulating way.

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Wearable Waterproof and Windproof Game Bag

Wearable Waterproof and Windproof Game Bag

Waterproof and windproof on the outside and fleecy on the inside, the Game Bag will ensure he’s cozy and dry when he’s watching the game or sitting around a campfire. Covering around 75% of his body, the Game Bag features a ‘step into’ design and comes with its own stuff bag.

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CrossGrips Pull Up Bar Handles

CrossGrips Pull Up Bar Handles

There’ll be no need for a home gym or a trip to the local one when he has CrossGrips. Easy to install in under 15 seconds, these pull-up handles can fit onto almost any doorframe, giving him the means to do pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, and sit-ups without even leaving the house.

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Nike Benassi Athletic Sandal

Nike Benassi Athletic Sandal

Whether he needs them around the pool, walking through the locker room, or just as cool summer footwear for when the heat is on, these Nike Men’s Benassi Athletic Sandals will earn him serious style points. Available in a huge range of colors, these sliders are both lightweight and comfy.

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Light Up Basketball

Light Up Basketball

Just as useful for a full on game as it is for just shooting hoops in the yard, the GlowCity basketball will make night-time playing a cinch. Fitted with two Hi Bright LEDs, this ball will glow continuously throughout the game, and switch off automatically 30 seconds after play stops.

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Kickerball Curve and Swerve Soccer Ball

Kickerball Curve and Swerve Soccer Ball

Much more than a standard soccer ball, the Kickerball will allow players to learn impressive new skills. Using aerodynamic materials and special panelling, the Kickerball has been designed for bending, swerving, and curving for impressive new soccer moves. Falling between a size 4 and 5 ball, it’s ideal for younger players.

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UBTECH JIMU Mythical Robot Kit

UBTECH JIMU Mythical Robot Kit

The robot takes on a whole new persona with the impressive UBTECH JIMU mythical robot set. Perfect for STEM learning, this fearsome dragon can be built by your child, and then programmed to emit a red or blue ‘flame’, flap its wings, and learn other cool tricks and movements.

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ThinkFun Adams Cube

ThinkFun Adams Cube

This translucent cube is not only gorgeous to look at, but it also incorporates 6 different puzzles which become more difficult to solve as each one is completed.

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Xbox Wireless Minecraft Creeper Controller

Xbox Wireless Minecraft Creeper Controller

If your child spends the majority of their time roaming the realms of Minecraft on their Xbox One, this brilliant controller is the best gift that you could ever get them. The Minecraft Creeper design is absolutely perfect for lovers of this great game and will make them feel more connected than ever.

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Inflatable Sumo Wrestler Suit

Inflatable Sumo Wrestler Suit

Fancy dress parties can be a bit of a chore when it comes to choosing costumes. Solve the struggle with an inflatable sumo wrestling kit which comes with its own built-in fan.

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Mini Buddha Board

Mini Buddha Board

Buddha Boards are a great way to both relieve stress and practice artistic skills without wasting paper (or leaving evidence behind!), as every picture drawn disappears slowly as the water evaporates.

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Think Fun Gravity Maze

Think Fun Gravity Maze

Brought to us by Think Fun, the Gravity Maze is an award winning strategy STEM game that is sure to engage, excite, and educate children. It is no wonder this game won the Toy of the Year award as it is simply awesome. With tons of challenges included, it is impossible to get bored.

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Brain Fart Game

Brain Fart Game

Brain Fart is so much fun to play, as each player tries to think of an item beginning with the designated letter, in the categories displayed on the dice. Confused? You will be!

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Gravitrax Starter Set

Gravitrax Starter Set

If they like to combine STEM fun with learning, Gravitrax fits the bill perfectly as they build marble runs and complete one of the 24 challenges using the 122 pieces enclosed.

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Monopoly Fortnite Board Game

Monopoly Fortnite Board Game

Combining classic with contemporary, Monopoly now comes in an edition which will delight Fortnite fans everywhere as they play to survive the Storm and earn health chips to secure their victory.

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Spikeball

Spikeball

Like volleyball but different, Spikeball is the fast and furious game which sees teams competing to bounce the ball off the horizontal net to catch the other side out.

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Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit

Encourage a love of geology with this awesomely cool rock tumbling kit from National Geographic, which will enable kids to take any stone and polish it to gemstone perfection.

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Hangry Kit

Hangry Kit

Choose either a one time purchase or a rolling subscription and watch as you make your 12 year old happier than ever. Filled with a huge variety of some of the very best snacks available right now, the Hangry Kit will be there waiting whenever those troublesome tummy rumbles come calling.

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The Atlas of Middle-Earth

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

Lord of the Rings will never not be cool. This amazing and exciting paperback book exists to teach fans all about the geography of Middle Earth. If you know someone who would be fascinated to learn more about Mordor, the Shire, and all of the surrounding land, it’s a truly interesting read.

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Gameboy Heat Changing Mug

Gameboy Heat Changing Mug

Nothing fills a gamer’s heart with joy more than a lit screen, so make him smile every time he has a hot drink with this heat-changing mug which features a classic Gameboy console.

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Horizontal Lazy Glasses

Horizontal Lazy Glasses

Fun, yet useful, these lazy glasses are perfect for the little one that loves to watch TV in bed. With these cool glasses on, the user will be able to lay flat whilst still having a wonderful view of the screen thanks to the specially designed prism. Comfortable and worth a look.

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Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit

Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM Kit

Award winning and extremely exciting, the Magical Microbes MudWatt STEM kit is great for getting your children interested in science. Children will love finding out how to make their MudWatt produce more power and will be fascinated that clean energy can be created from waste.

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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods

A matter of minutes inside this charging case, and the included Apple AirPods will be charged and ready to go, whether that’s playing music or connecting with Siri.

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Gaming Keyboard Mechanical Keyboard

Gaming Keyboard Mechanical Keyboard

Gaming computers are great, and if your kid prefers playing their games on PC as opposed to a console, then this keyboard is the best gift that you could buy. Great to look at, it benefits from LED backlights that will illuminate their desk in the best way possible! Go on, light up their life.

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The Zombie Survival Guide

The Zombie Survival Guide

If your child spends a lot of their time thinking about what would happen in the event of a zombie outbreak, they need this book in their life. The Zombie Survival Guide is exactly that, a guide on just how to survive such an ordeal. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

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Syma RC Helicopter with Gyro

Syma RC Helicopter with Gyro

Would the 12 year old in your life love to fly? Help them reach the skies by introducing them to one of these Syma remote controlled helicopters. Great to look at, this chopper has been designed to be simple to fly and is a great beginner aircraft for RC aviation fans everywhere.

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Fun Hook Game

Fun Hook Game

The perfect way to while away the time, this wooden hookey board can be hung both indoors and out, and comes with 12 rings so it’s ready to play straight out of the box.

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LEGO Technic Building Kit

LEGO Technic Building Kit

Every one of the 135 pieces included in this LEGO kit builds up to create an impressive stunt car, with a powerful pull-back motor, bumper, spoiler, and wide rim tires.

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KOLAKO Basketball Backpack

KOLAKO Basketball Backpack

If your child loves getting out and about, or even just takes a lot of stuff with them to school, this backpack should be the first choice when looking for a new bag. With a basketball net included, USB ports, and even a headphone port, it is the ultimate carry case for anything and everything.

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Louisville Slugger Pitching Machine

Louisville Slugger Pitching Machine

It doesn’t matter what kind of ball he has, the Louisville Slugger is up to the challenge! From hardballs to volleyballs, this speed-adjustable machine will pitch them again and again for consistent practice.

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Triton Pedal Go Kart Trike

Triton Pedal Go Kart Trike

Incredibly stable to ride thanks to the low-to-the-ground design, this recumbent trike is designed for use on flat terrain and is steered by a joystick for an additional fun factor.

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Newdora Camping Hammock

Newdora Camping Hammock

Straight from Newdora comes this comfortable and convenient camping hammock. Next time your 12 year old goes on a camping trip, they can take this brilliantly compact hammock with them and ensure that they get a great night’s sleep wherever they are. Keep reading for a full list of features.

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John Green Box Set

John Green Box Set

From the best selling author John Green comes this brilliant box set of some of his very best books. Made especially famous by ‘The Fault in our Stars’, this author has written some fantastic books that the 12 year old in your life would love to read. A great gift idea.

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4 Player Upright Arcade Machine with 3,016 Games

4 Player Upright Arcade Machine with 3,016 Games

Let them see how it used to be with this sensational upright arcade machine which is programmed with an incredible 3016 games, and can have customized artwork as an optional extra.

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Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter

Fuzion X-3 Pro Scooter

Are you shopping for gifts for 12 year old boys? Great! Because this Fusion X 3 Pro Scooter is the ultimate set of wheels for your little one. This highly sought after piece of kit benefits from a superior quality design and tons of awesome features; for a full list, follow the link.

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LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot Kit

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot Kit

This Mindstorms LEGO kit can be built into one of 17 different robot designs, which can then be programmed to walk and talk, as well as play games and perform different tasks.

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How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide

We live in the age of technology, so it is more imperative than ever for children to be allowed the opportunity to learn more about the tech that runs the world. If you think that your little one would love to learn how to code, get them this book that will teach them just how to do so.

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GOTRAX Electric Scooter

GOTRAX Electric Scooter

Travelling up to 12 miles on a 4 hour charge, this incredible scooter has a top speed of 15.5MPH and a fold and lock mechanism making it the ideal commuting vehicle.

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Blindfolded Twister Game

Blindfolded Twister Game

Twister with a twist? Yes please! Just like the old version, but players are blindfolded and have to find their positions by feeling for the different textures, instead.

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Chia Pet Emoji Smiley

Chia Pet Emoji Smiley

This chia planter is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Designed to look exactly like a smiley face emoji, the Chia Pet contains everything that you need to get started with your grow. In just 1-2 weeks, your pet will achieve full growth and will be healthy, happy and will look great!

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Folding Hockey 2 Goal Set

Folding Hockey 2 Goal Set

Whether he’s playing indoors on his knees or outside on his feet, this portable hockey set is an exciting gift for 12 year old boys who love to stay active.

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PICTEK Wired Gaming Mouse

PICTEK Wired Gaming Mouse

If you know that your little one loves to game on their PC, help them to upgrade their setup thanks to this awesome Pictek gaming mouse. Users can set the mouse up the way that they like to play to ensure the best possible results! It even lights up and would look great on their desk

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Tolkien Fantasy Tales Box Set

Tolkien Fantasy Tales Box Set

JRR Tolkien wrote some amazing stories in his time, a lot of which you will be familiar with. However, this book set contains some of Tolkien’s material that you may never have read before! This collection of stories, poems, and more will bring magic to your life.

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LEGO Space Mars Research Shuttle

LEGO Space Mars Research Shuttle

Send his imagination soaring with this superb LEGO kit which allows him to build a model space shuttle. Accompanied by a Mars rover, astronauts, helidrone, and storage drone, it’s out of this world.

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More Cool Gift Ideas for Teens


14 Diy Gifts for 12 Year Olds

Diy Duct Tape Wallet

Diy Duct Tape Wallet


Sometimes, some of the very best gifts are the ones that have been handmade from the heart. If the little man in your life could do with a brand new wallet for keeping his allowance in, you should without a doubt consider making him one of these slick duct tape wallets. Check it out.

Diy Nerf Darts

Diy Nerf Darts


With extremely simple instructions to follow, and a clear layout, the following webpage contains every piece of information needed to create your very own DIY Nerf darts that you can make at home. Fun to make and extremely cheap, they would make a very good gift for the Nerf nerd in your life.

Diy Secret Book Compartment

Diy Secret Book Compartment


Secret book compartments are awesome, heck all kinds of secret compartments are at least a little bit cool. Surprise the child in your life by creating them one of these deceptive books and watch as their face lights up when they realize the purpose behind the pages. Find out how to make one right here.

Diy Color Changing Phone Case

Diy Color Changing Phone Case


Are you looking for a new, fun and exciting way to give gifts? If so, you need to take a look at this brilliant DIY guide that will teach you how to make a color changing phone case. Sound too good to be true? It really isn’t. Follow the link and see what you think.

Diy Guitar Pick Necklace

Diy Guitar Pick Necklace


Does the little lad in your life love to play guitar? Awesome! It really is a great hobby to get into. Show them that you appreciate their passions by making them one of these brilliantly cool guitar pick necklaces that they will want to keep forever.

Diy Drawstring Backpack

Diy Drawstring Backpack


12 year olds seem to carry an awful lot of kit, whether it’s for learning or leisure. Give them a stylish backpack to put it all in with this 30 minute DIY tutorial.

Diy Fleece Football Hat

Diy Fleece Football Hat


If he thinks wearing a winter hat isn’t cool, he’ll change his mind when he sees this fab fleece football hat which can be made in very little time and with basic sewing knowhow.

Diy Stress Balls

Diy Stress Balls


Stress balls are a great way to work out worry through kneading and squeezing, and this DIY shows you how to make your own using just a balloon and a cup of cornstarch.

Diy Star Wars Snuggle Blanket

Diy Star Wars Snuggle Blanket


Snuggle blankets make great gifts, whether they’re 12 or 112. Follow this blog post to find out how to make a brilliant Star Wars themed throw that your boy will love.

Diy Drawstring Elastic Waistband

Diy Drawstring Elastic Waistband


Follow this post to find out how you can turn an old t-shirt into a pair of comfortable jersey shorts, complete with an elasticated drawstring waistband, for the ultimate in comfort.

Sugar Gummies

Sugar Gummies


These sugar gummy fall leaves are made without the additives found in commercial candy, and they’re great for Halloween parties or just cozy fall nights in front of the TV.

Diy Marble Mugs

Diy Marble Mugs


Use his favorite colors to create this artistically abstract mug which needs just nail polish, warm water, and toothpicks to make the pretty marbled design.

Diy No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag

Diy No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag


This is such a fun DIY that you’ll want to remember it for when they grow out of favorite tees, because each one can be recycled into one of these no-sew totes.

Diy Reclaimed Pallet Bookshelf

Diy Reclaimed Pallet Bookshelf


This bookshelf will look incredible in a 12 year old boy’s bedroom, as it’s made out of pallets and crates, and adds a whole outdoorsy vibe to whichever room it’s in.

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