It can be really hard finding gifts for 13 year old boys who have everything and want nothing, but this collection of gift ideas makes it a lot easier. From novelty socks and monthly snack deliveries to electric skateboards and fast and furious games, this list is packed with epic gifts he never even knew he wanted, but that he won’t ever want to be without again.
Puzzle Pod Cryptex with Cash
Money makes a great gift for 13 year old boys, especially when they have everything. Make it more interesting with a Cryptex Puzzle Pod. Hide the cash in plain sight inside the pod, and then set a five letter code that he has to decipher before he can reach his prize.
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Retro Mini Game Player with 500 Classic Games
Kids these days have access to all the latest gaming machines, but nothing can beat the excitement of a retro handheld console. Bright red and designed like an old classic, this pocket-sized full color console is pre-loaded with 500 games to play, including sports, fighting, and action adventures.
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GlowCity Light Up LED Rim Kit with LED Basketball
Don’t let dark nights spoil his fun! With the Glow City LED basketball hoop, he can play long after sundown, as the rim is fitted with LED lights to make it easy to see. What’s more, the hoop comes with a light-up LED basketball that’s motion-activated and shuts off after use.
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Indoor Pool Mini Golf
At 13, he’s a little too young to be shooting pool in a bar, so let him play it at home with this amazing two-in-one game. Also doubling as a golf ‘course’ this game comes with a 78” x 57” green mat, two golf clubs/pool cues, 16 golf/pool balls, and rails and corners to keep the action contained.
Build Your Own V8 Engine Kit
Budding engineers will be thrilled with this Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine kit. With over 100 components, and ignition and engine sounds, this kit builds into a motorized engine simulator, and even includes light-up spark plugs so he can find out what really goes on underneath the hood.
PlayStation 5 Console
The PlayStation 5 is THE most sought after gift for 13 year old boys. With incredible speeds and breath-taking graphics, the PS5 promises an immersive gaming experience with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D audio technology to make this the most amazing console yet.
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Curious kids will have the answers to some of the most impossible questions when they have ‘What If?’ This book by Randall Munroe from web comic xkcd.com is packed with ‘serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions’, which are presented in his trademark humorous yet clear way.
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Laser Guided Slingshot
Help him find his hunting legs with this awe-inspiring slingshot. The perfect tool for target practice, this slingshot – which can also be used as a slingbow – comes with 200 stainless steel shots along with replacement rubber bands, and a handy laser so he can accurately fire even under the cover of darkness.
Give him something to do with his hands with the Flipslide electronic game. Small enough to be used in the car, on the bus, or anywhere he goes, the aim of the game is to keep flipping and twisting the blocks to match the lights.
It’s a universally accepted fact that 13 year old boys have an aversion to washing, and it takes bribery to get them in the shower. Delightfully scented and a cool green color, this soap bar holds a rolled up banknote inside, but he’ll have to keep using it to get to the cash.
FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera
With a one key take off and landing, the SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Drone is perfect for 13 year old boys who are new to flying. With smart voice control, headless mode, gesture control, and even stunts, this amazing drone also features crash barriers to prevent damage to the propellers.
MunchPak Candy & Snacks From Around The World
Growing boys seem to be always raiding the fridge, but with a Munch Pak subscription, he’ll have his own supply of snacks delivered every single month. Choose a 5, 10, or 20 snack package, and sweet, salty, savory, and sweet treats from around the world will be his, 12 times a year.
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Hover Soccer Ball
He can play soccer all year round, even when the weather is bad with this all-new Hover Soccer Ball. Upgraded so it’s USB rechargeable, this awesome light-up ball glides smoothly on a pocket of air, and is set into a durable foam bumper so furniture and walls stay scuff mark-free.
13 in 1 Emergency Survival Kit
As he reaches his teens he’ll want to spend more time with his friends. If that includes camping and exploring the great outdoors, this 13-in-1 survival kit will help him on his adventures. With tools such as a fire starter, whistle, and emergency blanket, it’s great for the adventurous teen.
Cameo Personalized Videos from Celebrities
Imagine how he’d feel if he got his own personalized video message from his favorite celebrity, wishing him a happy birthday? Make that dream come true with a Cameo. Big names from the world of movies, sports, and music are all there, just waiting to bring him his own personal greeting.
Nurture a love of the universe with this incredible Gskyer telescope. The included 3X Barlow lens increases the power of the included eyepieces threefold, giving him unrivalled views of the skies above, while the smartphone adapter and wireless remote will allow him to take the most amazing photographs of the stars and the planets.
If he enjoys wild and wacky beach wear, he will love this pair of fish sandals. Handmade from soft, lightweight PVC, these slippers feature non-slip soles so they’re great for the pool, and are designed to look like he’s wearing two scarily realistic looking fish.
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Boxing Reflex Ball Coordination Training
Whether he wants to box or would just like to sharpen his reflexes, the Boxing Reflex Ball will be a massive help. Attached to a headband, this small ball will keep him on his toes as he fine tunes his hand/eye coordination and keeps fit at the same time.
SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box
If he tends to fidget but has grown bored of the usual fidget toys and stress balls, try him with a Shashibo cube. Fitted with 36 rare earth magnets, this cube can be twisted, turned, and manipulated into more than 70 different shapes, and can be combined with other Shashibo cubes for bigger and better constructions.
Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy
Keep his hands occupied in a new and cool way with this innovative magnetic ring fidget toy. With a color and pattern to suit all tastes, this trio of rings can be spun, twisted, flipped, and turned, while also staying close together thanks to the powerful magnets inside.
RazorX DLX Electric Skateboard
The RazorX DLX electric skateboard needs a classic kick to start, but once it’s on its way, the 150 watt hub motor takes over. Providing speeds of up to 12 MPH and 40 minutes of continuous use per charge, the wireless remote comes with a wrist strap to keep it close to hand.
Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
It’s not just adults who get aching feet; teenagers do, too. Treat his feet to a shiatsu foot massager which he can use in the privacy of his own room. Ideal for after sports, this massager features 2 separate foot chambers, targeted heat functions, and 5 air pressure settings.
Hands-Free Bed Phone Stand
Help him avoid ‘tech neck’ while using his phone with this handy goose neck phone stand. Designed to be attached to a bed, desk, or table, this stand will hold phones from 4” to 6.3”, and allow them to be positioned perfectly thanks to the long and flexible telescopic arm.
13th Birthday T-Shirt Level 13 Unlocked
Age sounds so much cooler when it’s given in levels rather than years. This t-shirt makes a great gift for 13 year old boys, as it features a games controller along with the words ‘Level 13 unlocked’, and the accolade of ‘official teenager’ underneath. It’s available in 5 awesome colors, too.
3-in-1 Charging Station
He can keep his Apple electronics safe and tidy while they’re charging with this clever charging station. Compatible with most AirPods, watches, and iPhones, this station is made from a durable, non-scratch silicone, and will even hold his phone at the perfect angle for face-timing his friends and family.
Night Light Bluetooth Speaker
Make sure he can get up for school in style with this clever 5-in-1 night light. With a sleek and modern design, this touch-control LED lamp also works as an MP3 player, allows users to take hands-free calls, connects by Bluetooth to play music, and works as a large digit 12/24-hour alarm clock.
Winning Fingers Flashing Cube Game
The best gifts for 13-year-old boys are the ones that keep their minds working and their eyes off the screen, and this electronic memory game is the perfect example. With four game modes included, players must chase, catch, follow, and remember the light sequences, while also providing an impressive show of flashing colors.
He’ll be equipped with the means to have sporting fun wherever he goes with the Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit. Suitable for use indoors and out, this fast-paced game sees teams bouncing the ball off the horizontal net towards their opponents, in a new twist on volleyball-style sports.
KLASK: The Magnetic Award-Winning Party Game
Great for family game night and down time with his mates alike, the award-winning KLASK is half foosball and half air hockey. Portable and ready-assembled, this game requires players to operate their magnetic strikers from under the table, while also defending their own half of the field.
Bring something new to his game collection with Bounce Battle. Compact enough to bring anywhere, this set can be used to put a new, bouncy spin on games like Tic Tac Toe, Nine Cup, Level Out and more. Suitable for both one on one and multiplayer action.
K’NEX K-FORCE Battle Bow Build and Blast Set
If he likes building things, the K’Nex K-Force Battle Bow kit will keep him busy for hours. With 165 pieces included, this kit can build into four different blasters and target models. Supplied with 5 foam darts, the blaster can fire up to 75 feet for impressive target practice.
Life Skills for Teens Book
There are a million lessons we wish we could teach our kids, but if your 13-year-old boy learns better by reading rather than listening, this book is for him. Packed with practical advice on cars, money, personal hygiene, and even how to safely store food, this book will stand any teen in good stead in the coming years and beyond.
Magic drawing boards have been a favorite of kids for generations, but this one comes with a difference. Filled with two layers of squishy squashy jelly, this board provides a multi-sensory surface for writing or drawing, and makes a calming fidget toy as well as a board that he can reset over and over again.
NIGHTMATCH Light Up LED Football
Don’t let the sun go down on his football fun. The Nightmatch LED light-up football is fitted with LED lights which are activated on impact, making playing in the dark a cinch. Supplied with a ball pump and batteries (including spares), the lights will shut off automatically after 30-40 seconds of inactivity.
Apple AirPods Pro
If he spends his days plugged into sound, upgrade his listening experience with a pair of Apple AirPods. With three tips included for all ear sizes, the AirPods feature a transparency mode so he can choose to hear outside sounds or block them out completely. A wireless charging case is included.
Super Skills Action Game
There’ll be no reason for him to be bored when he has this Super Skills Action Game set that’s suitable for 2-10 players. With an incredible 120 challenges included, this set will let him pit his wits against friends and family to see who will reign supreme in the innovative activities included within.
Streaming Microphone Kit
If he’s finding his feet in the world of podcasts, make sure his audience can hear him loud and clear with this incredible PC microphone. Providing crystal clear sound and a wide frequency response, this mic picks up sounds which are just in front, eliminating sounds from the background.
The Manual to Manhood
Make sure you raise a boy who is confident going out into the world with this super useful book. Packed with 100 essential lessons to get him through life, this book covers DIY, cooking, appearance, and even dating etiquette to ensure he will not only get by in life, but excel at it, too.
Bubble Wrap Calendar
It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, bubble wrap is totally irresistible. Every date of the year on this calendar is covered by a single bubble, meaning he will get the satisfaction of that loud ‘pop’ 365 times! Measuring 48 inches high, it makes a great novelty gift.
Teenagers need their own space to relax and recharge, and this inflatable lounger will give them just that, no matter where they are. As much fun to inflate as it is to lie on, this lounger is simply whooshed through the air and then capped to provide a huge portable couch that weighs just 2lbs when deflated.
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
Learning to cook is a life skill that all kids should have, but it’s not always easy. Give him ‘The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs’, which is packed with more than 100 tried and tested (by kids) recipes so he can hold his own in the kitchen.
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Whether he’s with his friends or spending time alone, this brain teaser memory game will keep him occupied for hours. Suitable for one or two players, this electronic game comes with five brand new modes that see players trying to follow the light sequence without getting it wrong.
Dragons & Fantasy Drawing Book
Whether he already shows promise as a talented artist, or he just wants to learn how to draw, this instructional book will help him hone his skills. Filled with step by step guides on how to draw dragons, merfolk, ogres, and fairies, this book is perfect for fans of fantasy worlds.
Sneaker Ball Deodorizers
Reaching the big one-three is exciting, but it can also be a bit whiffy. Make sure his sneakers are fresh and pleasant with a pair of Sof Sole Sneaker Balls. Small enough to fit into any shoe, just one twist will activate the deodorizer to leave shoes smelling clean and fresh.
What Do You Meme? Game
Unless he’s been living under a rock, your 13 year old boy will be very familiar with memes. Bring that familiarity into game night with ‘What Do You Meme?’ the hilarious game that sees players offer the best and funniest caption to the picture card given. Suitable for 3 or more players.
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Champion Fleece Hoodie
Teenage boys can never have too many hoodies, especially when they look like this. Made from a cotton and polyester mix, this warm and comfortable sweatshirt – which comes in 5 colors – displays the iconic Champion logo across the front, and features a front pouch pocket and a drawstring hood.