Best Gifts for a 13 Year Old Boy

If you are looking for best gifts for a 13 year old boy we are here to help? Or are you 13 and are looking for some inspirations or ideas for your wish list? This list features a lot of ideas, from peers and grown ups. And if you have an idea of your own to share we would love it if you drop it in the comments section.

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Gifts for a 13 Year Old Boy

A thirteen year old boy is on his way to maturity, some of them are super mature others less so (both perfectly normal and awesome), his personality is already strong and his interests mostly defined.

What gifts does a 13 year old boy want?

Sorry, no uniform answer here! If you are looking for a gift for your son or a close friend though chances are he already told you or at least hinted what he wants. When picking your gift, the most important thing to keep in mind is to get him something that goes well with their character. He might love video games and hate sports (cliche example, we know) so buying them a soccer ball will be wasted money.

Some “fail proof” Gifts for a 13 year old boy

Money or Gift Cards

While these are not the most personal or clever gift options, if you are really clueless on what to get them at least give them a chance to get something they really want by themselves. Either by giving them an Amazon Gift card, a gift card to a local store or just money.

A Unique Way to Gift Money

Puzzle Pod Cryptex – Brain Teaser & Coin Bank


Starbuck Giftcard

Always welcome, as getting a tasty treat there seems to be all the rage. And who doesn’t love a delicious de-caf  goodie!


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Clothes and Shoes

Chances are he has a well defined style at this age, so getting him clothes that add to his wardrobe can be a good idea. But only if you really, really know what he likes to wear. The same goes with shoes.

Some of the popular brands are

  • Nike
  • Forever 21
  • American Eagle

Personal Hygiene Products

Bye, bye tween hello teen! A nice smelling deodorant and acne cream (or another acne product) can go a long way, especially if the boy you are getting a gift too has been dealing with these pesky teen issues.

Gadgets, Electronics and Accessories

You’ll have a hard time finding a young (and older) teen not wanting a gadget for themselves. If they don’t own a phone yet now might be the time to get one.

Ideas for parents getting gift for their son

  • iPhones or other smartphone
  • iPads or other tablets
  • laptop
  • MP3 players
  • speakers
  • headphones

Ideas for friends / girlfriend

  • a nice phone case (with their favorite team, band, quote, movie characters…)

For the video game enthusiast

If this 13 year old boy loves to play video games, that’s the gift to get! But only if you know where he plays the games and what games he likes – some love computer games, some play Xbox, some love retro gaming (etc) and some love it all. Then there’s also the game genres to consider.

Some of the newer hot game titles (available on most platforms)

New accessories are also welcome, maybe they need a new game controller or a new awesome mouse for their computer?

Razor Mouse

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Both video games and tech are great gifts for geeks but here are a few more suggestions

  • comic book merchandise – shirts, mugs, posters
  • anime (figurines, manga comics)
  • anything Star Wars
  • cooperative board games (embark on a quest with friends) or competitive – a game we love is 7 Wonders
  • cool scientific gadgets

Something for their free time and hobbies

A Good Book or Two

If you have a reader at home a book is always appreciated! There are many great series that 13 year olds will like – if she likes to read that is!

There are many great titles for this age range so we’ve made a whole  list of great books for 13 year olds which you can see here.

Experience Gifts

  • class to learn a new skill
  • hot air balloon ride
  • family road trip
  • friends can plan a themed birthday night – a cinema night, visit to the sports game…

Digital Camera or a Webcam

Leaving a digital mark is important these day, either by sharing photos with your friends or starting your own YouTube channel to share your expertise, talents, knowledge, or just because.



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Gifts for a 13 year old boy who is a music fan

If music is his life these are some things he might like

  • a pair of new speakers
  • a electric guitar
  • mixing table if he is into electronic music
  • music lessons if he doesn’t play an instrument but has shown an interest
  • music memorabilia
  • iTunes gift card
  • iPod
  • tickets to the concert to his favorite band or a musician

Sports Lover?

What is the sport they like? Sports equipment is always a good gift. If they are more of a fan than an athlete, then anything with their favourite teams colors on. Accessories are a win too!

  • a T-shirt with a logo of their favorite sports team
  • a new ball for the sport they play
  • sporty clothes
  • ticket to see a game
  • sports memorabilia – a signed ball, card…
  • new trainers
  • a new skate for skaters

Gift for a 13 year old boy who is creative?

Lots of teens are really creative, some like to draw, other like to paint or express themselves through any other form of art.

  • art supplies
  • art books – how to’s for different techniques – lots of boys are into pencil sketching


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Something for His Room


Their room, their rules… Well sort of… Some of the time.

  • posters
  • new bedding
  • rugs
  • new chair
  • a cool watch

There you go! Lots of gift ideas for 13 year old boys. Naturally we’d love to add more so if you are thirteen be sure to leave a comment with what is on your wish list this year.

Gifts for a 13 Year Old Boy

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