Gifts for 12 year old boys

Best Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys

Voucher for a stadium tour?
My 10yo is tricky to buy for and we’ve got him one of these the last few years (for different clubs!!)
There is a board game called football billionaire, similar concept to monopoly, if this is something he might like?
Guessing there will be lots of merch coming out soon for the World Cup too…

Okay I’m stumped – gifts for 12yo boy.

I’d appreciate any ideas for this- for both normal presents and stocking ideas please.

He’s into football mainly but has the games for PS4 and what not.

Voucher for a stadium tour?
My 10yo is tricky to buy for and we’ve got him one of these the last few years (for different clubs!!)
There is a board game called football billionaire, similar concept to monopoly, if this is something he might like?
Guessing there will be lots of merch coming out soon for the World Cup too…

VR is a big hit with mine (boy 12) I’m getting him a mini fridge for his room x

Stocking. Mines pretty random. He likes random things like metal that melts in your hands 🙄

Strip lights? Electronic keyboard and mouse that light up if he has a pc etc

I’m doing bath/shower bombs, always a Lindt maxi ball, mug, earphones, ooodie thing from Primark for stocking filler. New skullduggery book , Air up bottle Jurassic lego and a new laptop for mine craft,

Hover board with go kart attachment
Any hobby equipment
Headphones- eg wireless gaming or air pods
Different Ramen
American sweets

Mine’s having a boat but that is probably not helpful. 🤔

He will be getting some stocking fillers on the actual day probably including some of that blinking Prime drink if a) I can get some and b) it’s not deeply uncool by then. He will have a couple of t-shirts and maybe some new sliders from Superdry. Then sour sweets and some chocolate.

I’ve been nagging mine to start a Xmas list and he still hasn’t, he’s gonna end up with nothing! (jk 😉)

However I was in Sainsbury with him the other day and there’s loads of stocking filler type bits for just a few quid that I’m going to go back and get. One thing I remember is a keychain of riddles. They also had a joke one too.

I saw the Guinness book of records in there too which I might get.

I’ve got him M&S pjs and fluffy bed socks.

He always gets an electric toothbrush in his stocking (just one of those £3 types from b&m)

Hes also got a Five Nights at Freddie’s advent calendar which he’ll obv get on the 1st but it’s part of his Xmas gifts as is pricey (£40ish from EMP if interested)

I am thinking of a boy’s handbag, to keep his phone in. Some sort of cross body thing. They have lots on Amazon. Can’t decide which though .

Waboba moon ball
Joke book
Mug cake kit
UNO Flip card game
Heat change mug

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So far I have got my 13 year old DS

Smart lightbulb
Kontrol freak performance thumbsticks for PS4 controller
Govee/Nano leaf light panels
Heated throw
Teddy bear duvet set


I will be watching this thread with interest for more ideas

Am also the owner of a 12 year old boy and it was so much easier when they were younger! Luckily mine also loves football so most things I’ve picked up have been tied to his team /favourite players. He hasn’t asked for anything much and family are just giving him money. I keep a list of ideas on my phone which I’m updating as I go along / think of things:

Fortnite Anime pack for ps5
Real madrid football
Panini football stickers starter set and tin
Roblox voucher
Playstation voucher
Nike / Champion soft joggers (as requested, haven’t come across any yet to test softness!)
Football strips (England and Portugal)
Trainers (obviously)
Cr 7 dressing gown
Fanta mini fridge for his room
Real Madrid duvet set

Stocking (A cloth sack type one which I do try to keep functional ish)

Fanta lip balm
Neymar funko pop
Man U Lego brick head
Newest Wimpy Kid book
Costa cup
Selection box
Pokémon cards
Stranger Things swimming towel
PlayStation mouse mat
Man U bobble hat
Phone protector covers
Man U rainbow pen and pencil case
Silly phone case
Bath bomb cracker
Lynx set
CR7 socks and boxers
Football themed fluffy socks

Best Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys

gifts for 12 year old boys

Discover cool gifts for 12 year old boys: books, games, and technology! I don’t know about you but I think this is the hardest age to shop for. They’re not playing with toys anymore (too much) but they’re not adults yet either. I hope this list gives you lots of fun gift ideas!

Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Snap Circuits Mechanical Coding Robot
Learn to code a robot that can lift, throw, kick, draw, and more by snapping the coding buttons onto the coding wheel!

Gifts for 12 year old boys
Apple AirPods

Anyone who has a 12 year old knows that their music is EVERYTHING. These are a very popular tween gift that kids and their parents like. (For different reasons.) Gifts for 12 year old boys
Go Pro Hero

Record all your action with a GoPro HERO8 camera. Includes a head strap, 32GB SD card, and 2 rechargeable batteries. Gifts for 12 year old boys
Amari and the Night Brothers
by B.B. Alston
Fantastic fantasy world-building, excellent writing, a strong female heroine of color, and a surprise plot twist ending are just a few of the reasons you’ll love this book. Amari is an exciting action-packed, suspenseful story about Amari whose beloved older brother has vanished. But, she gets a virtual message from him revealing that she’s a magician like him and at his bequest, gets to attend a secret school. There, she discovers she’s actually a dark magic magician (which is outlawed) but she’s determined to prove she isn’t evil, stay in the school, and find her brother. Magic The Gathering Forgotten Realms
Magic: The Gathering Adventures in The Forgotten Realm
A team up between Dungeons and Dragons and Magic: The Gathering, creating the ultimate fantasy card game. Gifts for 12 year old boys
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. Gifts for 12 year old boys
Gone to the Woods
by Gary Paulsen
This is a compelling, disturbing, and hopeful childhood story of hardship and survival with moments of kindness and time in nature that sustain the neglected, determined young boy. If you love Gary Paulsen’s stories or just enjoy survival and growing up stories, DON’T MISS this powerful book! Also, Paulsen writes his memoir in the third person which is an interesting choice and one that works extremely well… The Crossover gift BOOKS for kids age 12
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Because this is written in verse, this is a fast read but packs a big punch. Basketball player and twin Josh narrates his life in quarters, just like the game he plays. He writes about missing his twin when his twin, Jordan, gets a girlfriend; about getting in trouble when he hits Jordan in the face with a basketball; and about watching his father as his heart fails. This is a coming-of-age, gripping story about a boy who is just trying to figure out life like most boys at age 12. Gifts for 12 year old boys
NFL Jersey

Now you can hold a Nintendo Switch in your hands enjoy even more on-the-go games and fun.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Allies by Alan Gratz
Written from many different voices about one day in history, readers easily can see the massive amount of cooperation, planning. and troops from different countries involved in D-Day (when the Allies invaded France at Normandy.) We hear from an American teenager soldier who was born in Germany, a French Algerian girl whose mom is a recently captured spy, a Canadian paratrooper who lands in the wrong spot, and an American black medic. It’s violent and disheartening yet despite terrible losses, racism, and injuries, the fighters persist despite everything to accomplish their goal — to take back the area for the Allies. What an incredible retelling of this day, appropriate for middle grade readers.

gifts 12 year old boys

PopSockets: Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones and Tablets
Tweens use to pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, and grip electronic devices.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

LEGO Star Wars The Child
This is a detailed rendering of The Child from The Mandalorian with 1,073 pieces! Wouldn’t this be a great gift for your 12 year old boys?

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Rare Birds by Jeff Miller
Graham’s mom moves them to Florida to wait for a heart transplant. When his mom gets approved, Graham stays with his mom’s friend and his angry son. Fortunately, at the hospital, he befriends a girl named Lou. When he finds his mom’s rare bird journal, Lou helps him search for the last bird on the list–the Snail Kite. But because there’s prize money for finding the bird, bully kids not only thwart them but endanger them–stranding Lou and Graham in a swamp with a giant alligator and no cell service. The friends’ search is filled with challenges, which they face with bravery and determination, including the truth about Lou.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

If you’re looking for games gifts for 12 year old boys, try this game! Build your Arkopolis city with houses, temples, markets, and more. Use the titles to build up and increase the value of your districts and win the game.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Echo Dot
The Alexa Dot was our successful compromise with our daughter who still wanted to listen to her music in her room but wasn’t allowed to have screen time in her bedroom. Now it’s become a favorite way to play music for both our girls. It’s voice-controlled and you can use it as an alarm, speaker, timer, and more.

gifts for 12 year olds
Lockwood and Co The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
In historical London, dangerous ghosts and spirits aren’t just stories — they’re real and murderous. But, only kids can see and fight these sectors. We follow the perilous adventures Anthony Lockwood who owns his own agency (with no adults in sight) to combat the supernatural with his teen team of Lucy and George. Creepy and exciting! tinkering-lab
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst
This is quite the cool educational Maker kit! It’s filled with parts and challenge cards so that kids can explore, experiment, and learn.
gifts for 12 year old boys
Timberland Men’s Glove with Touchscreen Technology
gifts for 12 year old boys
DALIX Cuff Beanie Cap 12″ — 14 colors Gifts for 12-Year Old Boys
Kindle Fire
Reading and writing take practice. Good writers are avid readers. Keep your growing writer reading with a Kindle loaded with books.
Swiss Army Knife
15 functions for your everyday adventures: blade, Phillips screwdriver, scissors, and more.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Escape Puzzle
Put together the puzzle, read the instructions, and guess before you open the sealed envelope with the solution.

Gifts for 12 year old boys
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! learning game for kids gifts for 12 year old boys

Match pairs of cards that complement each other — so the color circle matches the color ball. It’s not easy for me but my kids rock at this game. The player with the most matches wins. One day, I’ll win. I hope. Gifts for 12 year old boys
Wireless Headphones
These aren’t just highly-rated, they’re really a good price, too! We also love that they have good sound, LED lights, and volume control. Gifts for 12 year old boys
Foosball Table

A reasonably priced competition-sized foosball table brings fun to any setting, perfect for home game rooms. Gifts for 12 year old boys
Christmas Light Charger

If you’re going to charge a device, why not make it cool? gifts for 12 year old boys
Massively Epic Engineering Disasters: 33 Thrilling Experiments Based on History’s Greatest Blunders
by Sean Connolly
Learn about engineering disasters like the Roman Colosseum’s collapse or the unsinkable Titanic then do experiments that fix those engineering issues using everyday household items. Illustrations accompany step-by-step directions for each activity. You’ll learn a lot from this engineering-focused STEM book.

Gifts for 12 year old boys

Without Fail
If you’re looking for a party game, this is a great option with challenges that will crack you up.

gifts for 12 year old boys

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