33 Gifts For 13-Year-Old Boys They Will Brag About

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: September 13, 2023

    Facing the challenge of buying a gift for a bona fide teenager? Once boys hit those teenage years, the stakes for meaningful and enjoyable gifts increase considerably. Gone are the days of simple toys and trucks; now, it’s all about tech gadgets and trendy attire.

    Whether they’re dabbling in gaming, getting serious about sports, or diving into other adolescent interests, finding the right gift can feel overwhelming. But don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Our curated gift guide is packed with top picks specifically geared for 13-year-old boys.

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What are 13-year-old boys into? 

    Oh, 13-year-olds – they’re a tricky bunch! They are at an age where they are starting to develop their sense of who they are and what they like to do for fun. 13-year-old boys (and girls) are at that age where they’re trying to figure out who they are and what they’re into. Many are into video games, music, fashion, and social media.

    Because it is an essential developmental time when they are starting to connect more with friends and really getting into thier hobbies or sports, if you want to get them a gift, ask them what’s cool these days. They’ll probably roll their eyes and give you a few suggestions. Whatever you do, don’t try to be too hip – you’ll embarrass yourself (and them). 

    What are The best gift ideas for 13-year-old boys?

    Ultimately, it’s all about finding something that speaks to their interests and personalities and shows them how much you care. A new game or gaming accessory could be a real hit. Alternatively, consider a skateboard or a pair of cool sneakers since style is a big deal at this age. Don’t forget about books or other creative hobbies – some boys might be into writing, drawing, or music, and a thoughtful gift that encourages their passions could be a real winner.  

    For the athlete, some new sports equipment or gear could be a great way to help them stay active and engaged in their favorite sport. If they’re into tech, consider getting them a new gadget like a tablet or a smartwatch. And if they love to create things, a DIY kit or model-building set could be a fun and engaging gift. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something that aligns with their interests and passions and shows them how much you care.

  1. Spike Ball
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    Spikeball is a fun, active, and competitive (if you want it to be) 2 on two outdoor indoor sports game for teen boys to play at, tailgates, the lawn, yard, backyard, beach, or gym with rules, kind of like volleyball. Bonus! They make storing Spikeball in your trunk, closet, or garage easier. This one will get him off his iPhone and outside for some fun.

  3. Caster Board
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    The compact Ripster is a smaller version of the RipStik Classic, with a shorter wheelbase ideal for riders with a narrower stance or those wanting to do more tricks. Like nothing you’ve ever ridden. Inclined caster trucks and pivoting deck provide a snowboard-like carving ability. Unique design allows acceleration and turning without pushing. 

  5. Shape-Shifting Magic Cube
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    Unlike other puzzle box toys that turn out disappointing & dull, the patented, award-winning Shashibo fidget box features 36 rare earth magnets for an innovative design that transforms into over 70 shapes. This puzzle fits comfortably in your hand for hours of mind-challenging fun, stimulating the senses with unlimited creative possibilities! So can you master the Shape-Shifting Box? 

  7. Skull Candy Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
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    The headset the whole family wants. The best gift idea for the audiophile. Hesh 2 Wireless is the Bluetooth version of their iconic headphones with a new sleek profile and plush, synthetic leather ear pads. Hesh 2 Wireless lets you move freely with your playlist with onboard controls and a rechargeable battery. The flexible headband features a metal understructure that can withstand the punishment of everyday use.

  9. Graphic Hoodie
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    Saindermira is a brand focused on a sense of design. The company launches new products continuously, and every series is selective. Products are 100% original, and created by independent contract designers. This galaxy pullover hoodie will make him the coolest kid on the block—one of the best-selling gifts for 13-year-old boys.

  11. Make Your Own Comic Book
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    My Comic Book allows children to write, illustrate and publish their comic books. Winner of the 2013 Academic’s Choice Brain Toy Award, My Comic Book brings a child’s imagination to life as they follow their characters’ adventures on the pages. In addition, comic book lovers of all ages can create a lasting keepsake through your comic book’s fun and educational writing.

  13. Light Up Basketball
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    This glow-in-the-dark ball uses two hi-bright LED lights that allow the entire ball to illuminate with fire like Glow. The whole ball lights up from the inside, creating a bright glowing basketball, then automatically shuts off when not used. It’s perfect for night games. You will be amazed by how much fun you will have playing at night. They also make soccer balls and footballs—an excellent gift idea for sports lovers.

  15. The Manual to Manhood
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    A young man in the making needs to succeed as he grows up and prepares to make his way in the world. Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to wear cologne correctly, grill a steak, tie a tie, manage money, plan a date and write a résumé. A great stocking stuffer Christmas gift idea.

  17. Gaming Chair


    A new game like Fortnite would be fine, but a gaming chair would be awesome! So show up your friends with the best gaming chair brand in the world. This video rocker is an excellent addition for any child in home living rooms or playrooms for gaming, reading, or watching TV. 

  19. 3D Basketball Backboard Light
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    This 3D illusion lamp is perfect for basketball lovers. The laser engraving gives a fantastic 3D visual effect of a backboard, hoop, and basketball. It changes between 16 different colors and has four modes, flash, strobe, fade, and smooth. It works via remote control and is powered by 3 AAA batteries or a USB connection. 

  21. Beginner Drone
  22. The drone can perform Toss to Launch, Circle Fly, 3D Flips, and Auto Rotation and all kids love it! The speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency. The Altitude Hold function enables itself to hover at fixed height stably; under Headless Mode, directions are always relative to where pilots face, offering care-free fly for kids and newbies.

  23. Dart Board
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    All the fun of classic darts without harm to pets or people! Light, durable flights keep arrows flying straight & powerful magnets ensure that they stick to the board, every time! Safety darts are perfect for children. Boys and girls will learn coordination and have fun while parents have no worries about the safety of kids or furniture.

  25. Bluetooth Speaker Bedside Lamp
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    This 5 in 1 Bluetooth speaker is one of the coolest gadgets to help set the tone for your teenager’s room! It’s a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, MP3 Player, can make hands-free calls, and is a lamp with 48 LED colors. This all-in-one Bluetooth speaker is a practical gift that he’ll use every day for years to come! Teenage boys love their music—the perfect gift for a music lover.

  27. Guinness Book of World Records
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    The world’s most popular record book is back with thousands of new categories and newly broken records, covering everything from outer space to sporting greats via Instagram, fidget spinners, and all manner of human marvels. Inside you’ll find hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and countless facts, figures, stats, and trivia waiting for you on every action-packed page. Guinness World Records 2019 is the ultimate snapshot of our world today.

  29. Lightning Reaction Reloaded
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    Each player grabs a handle from the base. Press the button in the center, watch the red light blink and listen to the suspenseful music play. Wait for it…..when the red light turns green, GO. Press the trigger button as quickly as possible. Be the last to react and get the electric shock. Have the quickest draw and best timing of your opponents. Lightning Reaction Reloaded guarantees hours of fun and laughs as you and your friends get zapped.

  31. Gamer Heartbeat Tee
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    A gamer heartbeat’s graphic fronts this funny gaming t-shirt. It will make an outstanding gift idea for you or that hard-to-shop-for gamer in your life who loves funny gamer shirts.

  33. Stem Robot Building Set
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    Build three different robots or invent your own. This kit has all the parts to build three other robots: AstroBot, Rover, or Astron, or create your own galactic JIMU Robot creation. To start the fun download the JIMU App that has step by step, 3D, 360° animated building instructions. The fun is extended with the Blockly coding platform, allowing kids to build and code these robots to perform countless actions and tricks.

  35. Bluetooth Speaker Beanie Hat


    This stylish beanie will keep your teen boy’s head warm and his music streaming in. With a battery that lasts between 10-12 hours, he’ll be able to charge this up at the beginning of the day and not worry about his music cutting out. So whether he’s hitting the slopes or trying to keep warm on his way to school, this Bluetooth beanie will be his favorite accessory! A super cool gift for 13-year-old boys.

  37. Inflatable Lounger
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    No pump is required for this air lounger. Just a few scoops of air, and this inflatable lounger is ready to hang out in. This is a must-have for any BBQ, pool party, beach, hike, concert, or camping trip. Folding and fitting in its carrying bag with shoulder strap, this air sofa is ready to be taken anywhere with you. This lounger is made with superb craftsmanship and high-quality Ripstop fabric that is lightweight, comfortable, and strong enough to support 400lbs!

  39. Kids Against Maturatiy Card Game
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    Kids Against Maturity combines the tried and tested fill-in-the-blank game-play, a perfectly enjoyable hilarious way to bring your family together. The card game set includes 600 question and answer cards and a handy box to store it all. It’s portable and a take-anywhere size game. Become an instant champion while camping, sleepovers, game nights, family gatherings, summer camp, plane trips, and more!

  41. Snap Circuits
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    Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics with Elenco Electronics Slover’scuits. This innovative kit contains over 66 parts that can be used to build more than 300 projects. Recommended for children eight and older, this set will give your child an entertaining, concrete education on how electronics work.

  43. Nintendo Switch
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    What 13 year old boy doesn’t have a gaming system on his wishlist? The Nintendo Switch is the latest home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a whole home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with distinctive new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con co”trollers.

  45. Joggers
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    Great for daily casual every day for the schoolyard or gaming that’s his friends. These joggers make for a comfy feel with the elastic waistband and breathable fabric. They will be his favorites in no time.

  47. Gaming Mouse
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    In high-pressure moments, lag-time from a gaming mouse can be the difference between winning it all or losing. Trusted by top eSports professionals, G900 Chaos Spectrum delivers ultra-quick responsiveness that’s virtually lag-free—wired or wireless. Chaos Spectrum interprets every hand movement onto the screen with superior tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed. Pair it with a gaming headset for a great gift idea.

  49. Fire Tablet 10
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    Fire HD 10 has the largest display in 1080p full HD—now 30% faster thanks to the powerful new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with the enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content on Casio’s with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life. It makes an excellent birthday gift or Christmas gift.

  51. Star Wars Lego Set
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    This cool gift is a DIY lover’s dream and a great gift for teenage boys who love Star Wars. Add some heavy firepower to any LEGO fan’s collection with the Star Wars 75234 at-ap walker. This impressive Imperial walker features articulated legs, a retractable third leg, and an opening top and sides that reveal a detailed 2-Minifigure cockpit. Not into Star Wars? Try one of the Lego Architecture Sets like this one of the NYC Skyline.

  53. Swiss Army Knife
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    Slice an apple or file a nail. Compact enough to fit in your pocket or hook to your key fob, the 2¼” Classic SD is the epitome of a Swiss Army Knife; functional, versatile and always there when you need it. The Classic SD is the perfect companion for everyone, featuring seven popular implements, stainless steel construction, and Swiss-Made precision. This retro gift is a classic gadget that’s perfect as a stocking stuffer for Christmas! 

  55. Hershel Backpack
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    The Vaschy school backpacks are made of superior quality polyester. Polyester is a popular and ideal lightweight material for ultra-strong and heavy-duty loads. The polyester material is heat resistant, making it suitable for outdoor use. In terms of durability, polyester is resistant to shrinking and stretching. Thus, it is also wrinkle-resistant. Polyester is genuinely a resilient material perfect for backpacking.

  57. Settlers of Catan Board Game
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    He will be playing this classic game board game for years to come. Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and deserts. The random mix creates a different board in virtually every game: skills – Clever trading, strategy, tactical skill, luck. One of the best gifts for 13-year-old boys they will play with for years.

  59. Casio Keyboard Educational Pack
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    The Casio CT-S300 comes with everything you need right out of the box. No matter who you are, Casio’s keyboard opens up a world of music with 400 high-quality Tones and 77 built-in Rhythms, including the all-new Dance Music Mode. In addition, the 61 full-size keys feature Casio’s Key Lighting system and Step-Up Lessons, making learning fun. It’s a perfect introduction to music-making and a great-sounding way to have fun.

  61. Amazon Gift Card
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    A gift so cool even 14-year-old boys would love it. But, of course, any thirteen-year-old boy would love a gift card so he can buy whatever his heart desires. Amazon gift cards come in denominations from $25 to any amount the giver chooses. 

  63. Apple AirPods Pro
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    The Apple Airpods Pro is a fantastic idea for a 16th birthday gift. These noise-canceling headphones connect seamlessly with Apple products for crisp and high-quality audio on the go.

  65. Lego Star Wars Set
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    Fans of the classic Star Wars trilogy and the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game will love recreating Battle of Hoth action with this detailed, posable LEGO set brick version of the iconic AT-AT (75288) Walker. This fun, creative building toy for kids includes 6 LEGO Star Wars mini-figures – Luke Skywalker, General Veers, 2 AT-AT Drivers, and 2 Snowtroopers, all with weapons to role-play the Empire vs. Rebel Alliance battles.

  67. Nerf Blaster
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    Experience the excitement, energy, and attitude of the Nerf brand, and find out why It’s Nerf or Nothin’. Nerf N-Strike Elite blasters from Hasbro deliver the ultimate blaster performance for Nerf battles. Slam the competition with the Nerf N-Strike Elite SurgeFire blaster.