If you’re looking for cool gifts for your 13 year old boys, here you’ll find ideas for gamers, techies, readers, and sports fans.
I’m using my own kids’ ideas for gifts (they have very long wish lists) and have researched what’s popular with my friends’ children and in toy stores. I hope this list helps your holiday or birthday shopping!
Cool Gifts for 13 Year Old Boys
LED Light Strips
These have been a huge hit on TikTok over the past few years and their popularity still hasn’t waned! It’s such a fun bedroom decoration. My daughter has some and she loves them.
Audio Gaming Chair
We first saw these at the neighbor’s house– they are pretty cool, right? Listen to music, watch TV, read, play video games, or just relax. It’s got 4 speakers plus wireless receivers and transmitters and is compatible with most gaming devices.
BENGOO Gaming Headset
Yes, another gaming item. I know not everyone’s sons are gamers but for those who are, this is a must-have for the best gaming experience. They have several color options to choose from!
TeeTurtle Reversible Plushie
Another TikTok sensation, this plush is so cute but also a great way for nonverbal communication! My daughter has had one for a few years and she likes to flip it when she’s in a bad mood- a great warning for us to not bother her until she cools down.
Magic: The Gathering Adventures in The Forgotten Realm
A team-up between Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, creating the ultimate fantasy card game.
Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds
An illustrated version of Jason Reynolds’ free verse book about Will, a teenager who witnesses his own brother get shot. He needs to follow The Rules and take revenge on the killer. But, as he travels seven floors in an elevator, each level provides an encounter with a deceased person, and their conversations halt Will’s plans and reveal to him the bigger story of what really happened with his brother.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
These have been all the rage for years now. Tons of people love these and they’re perfect for back to school!
Another popular gaming console. It offers many exclusive Nintendo games such as Animal Crossing, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Monster Hunter Rise, Pokèmon Sword & Shield, and more!
Beginner’s Guitar Set
For those with musically inclined children, this is a perfect starter guitar with picks and a tuner included!
Nerf Rival Kronos Blaster
Great for gameplay with friends, this new and improved blaster includes blaster, 5 rounds, 2 flags, and instructions.
Classic and comfortable.
Wireless, rechargeable headphones that fit inside your backpack or pocket.
Specks Magnetic Geode Fidget Toy
Build, stack, and click these magnetic pieces with over 100 possible configurations! Teens love these! (And, it’s a nice anxiety, fidget toy for distance learning!)
Built-in cellular lets you do it all on your watch — even while you’re away from your phone. It’s an amazing mini-computer on your wrist.
Record Player Portable Suitcase with Built-in Speakers
Isn’t this the coolest? 3 speeds with vinyl to MP3 recording, AUX input, speakers, headphone jack and more.
Wear your favorite player’s jersey– this is a popular gift for boys who love football!
One by Wacom Digital Drawing Tablet
The original Wacom tablets cost $500+ so this is a more affordable option at $60 for kids who want to get started with digital art. Plug into your computer and start drawing!
The Maze Runner by James Dasher
I loved this series . . . In this dystopian world, kids are either killed or must kill to survive. There are tons of plot twists which readers will love.