Updated December 13, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best 13 Year Old Boy Gifts

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in September of 2015. No more trudging through the mall looking for the right present for your teenager. Just put your feet up and pick something from our selection of the coolest 13-year-old boy gifts around. We've included a wide choice of items that will pique the interest of any young man, from educational options to some of the latest high-tech gadgets likely to impress even a jaded adolescent. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. GoPro Hero8 Black

2. Manual To Manhood

3. Casio G-Shock 1A5CR

Editor's Notes

December 10, 2020:

We removed the 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen, the Thames & Kosmos Chem C2000, and the Fire HD 8 due to availability concerns and replaced them with The Dangerous Book for Boys, the Think Fun Gravity Maze, and the Playz Kaboom Science Lab. The Think Fun Gravity Maze and Playz Kaboom Science Lab are both educational options, teaching problem solving skills and offering crucial critical thinking practice. And even though these games are based in learning, kids will still have a lot of fun using them.

Although we already had a guide book on our list, the Manual To Manhood, we also wanted to include The Dangerous Book for Boys. It has a different set of skills, and it also includes short stories, history, DIY projects, and even information about trees and fossils. Between these two books, your teen will have a strong foundation of essential skills and knowledge.

November 20, 2019:

Given how tumultuous a time it is being a 13-year-old boy, it was imperative that we offer a wide variety of products on a list like this. Some, like the GoPro Hero8 Black or the Fire HD 8 are decidedly best suited for boys who are a little more on the mature side of 13, where late bloomers with a firm foothold in their childhoods would do better with something like the Mindstorms EV3 or the Maisto Rock Crawler.

A lot of this comes down to knowing how your 12-year-old has developed mentally and emotionally toward his 13th birthday, but a safe bet for all might be the Manual To Manhood, which offers a litany of advice that should be useful for a 13-year-old at any stage of personal development, especially when it comes to talking to their crushes. To set everybody's mind at ease here, it should be noted that the book's emphasis on empathy and listening in the pursuit of a date should create a situation in which — even if he gets turned down — he'll begin growing into the kind of man you want him to be.

Special Honors

Uncommon Goods Mini Basketball Game The Uncommon Goods Mini Basketball Game adds a little fun to your child’s desk. With mini beanbags, you can practice your layups and 3-pointers with just a flick. This little game can also offer a bit of stress relief on homework breaks. uncommongoods.com

4. The Dangerous Book for Boys

5. Think Fun Gravity Maze

6. Playz Kaboom Science Lab

7. Mindstorms EV3

8. Sphero BB-8

9. Harvil 4-Foot Air Hockey Table

10. Maisto Rock Crawler


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on December 13, 2020 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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