Are you going to find a great gift for a 12-year-old boy? Then you have come to the right place. Here are my best ideas for birthday gifts for him.
So what’s a great gift for a 12-year-old boy? A good gift for a 12-year-old boy is a drone, football game, stuff to draw manga, collectible dolls, gift cards on clothes, or an alarm clock that rolls off when it sounds.
I will tell you about more good gifts suitable for 12-year-old boys as a birthday present.
I have also written about good gifts for 12-year-olds. Gifts that are suitable for both girls and boys. Feel free to visit that page for even more great gift tips! If you are looking for good ideas for the party, I have collected lots of party tips with games, candy bags, decor, etc. here.
So, what does a 12-year-old boy want as a gift? He wants a mini-fridge to store soft drinks in a bow, a new mobile phone, money, and nice things for his room. But feel free to continue reading for more great gift tips!
PHONE AND ACCESSORIES TO GIVE 12-YEAR-OLD BOY AS A GIFT
If he does not already have a good mobile phone, this is what a 12-year-old boy wants most of all. For the mobile phone, he wants a power bank, a longer charging cord, a mobile phone case, headphones, headphones, iPhone gloves, a gift card for a Spotify gold membership.
The latest cellphone
The mobile phone that a 12-year-old boy wants most of all is quite an expensive gift to buy. But the latest cellphone is what he wants most of all.
An older cellphone
If he can’t have the absolutely latest model even an iPhone 7 will be fine. An iPhone 7 is quite modern and is found at a lot better price than the previous phone.
A cellphone case in marble and gold
A mobile cover is not only nice but will protect the phone in case he accidentally drops it. At the moment marble is very trendy.
Cellphone case in marble
There are lots to choose from. Right now, marble is very popular among children and young people.
A power bank is always good to have, so he does not risk being without power when the phone has been running for a while.
A pair of earpods is an absolute necessity. A pair of wireless earphones are among the coolest things he can get as a birthday present.
All 12-year-old boys want a pair of good headphones with really good sound in. Here are a pair of headphones with high performance and stylish design. His family will be very grateful.
A cool headphone holder is both a stylish interior and helps keep the headphones in order so that they do not disappear or be damaged.
Video games are also often high on the wish list for 12-year-old boys. Of course, 12-year-old boys want video games as a gift. Right now, it’s Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and the handheld Nintendo 3DS that apply.
Video games Play station 4
Video games Xbox ones
Video game Nintendo Switch
Getting a video game is the biggest dream for many 12-year-old boys. Of course, many choose from, but the Nintendo Switch is usually popular because it can be played both as handheld and on TV. Fortnight, Zelda, Super Smash Bros, and Counter-Strike are very popular right now. These games are for the Nintendo Switch.
MONEY AS A GIFT FOR A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY
Getting your own money to buy what you want for is always appreciated. It’s extra fun to get the money in a slightly older wallet. You can also give him money with the proviso that they should be used for a certain purpose such as clothes or leisure activities.
Money for his birthday
It has become very common for children and young people to want money as a gift instead of things. If you want to give money it is up to you, but maybe it is for a special purpose that he wants the money. Maybe something really expensive that he saves the money for.
Maybe a metal wallet in some nice color will be an appreciated birthday present as well. Make sure to load it with some money.
FUN GADGETS TO GIVE 12-YEAR-OLD BOYS AS A GIFT
Mini refrigerators to cool down the soft drink are usually high on the agenda. There are both for one can and for several to choose from.
Having a mini-fridge filled with soda in your room is cool, no matter what. Imagine being able to stretch and open a soda. It is very convenient when you get thirsty.
Radio controlled car
Even though he is 12-years-old, he will like to receive a radio-controlled car as a gift. A good car can travel very fast.
A really cool gift is this kit with drones to run races against each other in the air. They also have built-in IR cannons to shoot the opponent.
An ordinary drone used to be able to film from the air. Imagine being able to spy on what your big brother is doing without him knowing it! A cool gadget, quite simply.
A fun ball track with several different levels of difficulty. A birthday gift that is guaranteed to engage the whole family. It is difficult to stay away simply.
Camera to be able to film almost anything. Maybe it’s the bike ride down the mountain or the cool stunts on the skateboard that need to be documented.
A slackline is a fun gift for a 12-year-old boy to get. Tighten the rope between two trees, then he can start practicing. It will impress both friends and girls.
Gift certificate at Coolstuff
Coolstuff has lots of Cool stuff, you can hear the name! With a gift card, he will be able to choose the best items in the range.
IQ puzzles are a fun gift that 12-year-old boys usually like to receive. It’s fun to solve the puzzle before both family and friends do it.
Games for a 12-year-old boy
It’s also fun to get games like UNO, Soccer, Ticket to Ride, and Electric chock game. Maybe he would also like to get Pandemic, a strategy game for adults and slightly older children. But even a classic soccer game tends to be very popular indeed.
Electric chock game
A cool reaction game that the 12-year-old boys will gather around. The slowest one gets an electric chock.
Trivial Pursuit with Harry Potter questions
Trivial Pursuit with Harry Potter questions makes the 12-year-old shine big. This is a fun game for the whole family.
The classic soccer game is both fun and a nice piece of the interior in his room for years to come.
Uno is a classic card game that suits both old and young. Suitable for both playing with siblings and grandma and grandpa.
Ticket to ride
This time, it is all about building railways through Europe, but otherwise, much is the same from the first edition of Ticket to ride. The rules are almost the same and what made the last edition fantastic is here also, and some new additions: there are tunnels, ferry, and train stations.
ACTIVITY AS A GIFT FOR A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY
12-year-old boys usually find it fun with many different activities. It can, e.g. be football, visits to the bathhouse, skating, dancing, martial arts, various ball sports, cycling, playing table tennis, inline skating, etc. It is usually good to get sports equipment as a gift such as football shoes, socks, bathing house cards, swimming trunks, skates, dancing shoes, karate, badminton equipment, bow, new bike, ping pong racket, balls, rollerblades, ice hockey protection. Or why not give away a semester’s training so that he can learn something new, which he otherwise would not have tried?
A cool gift for a 12-year-old boy. He will love to play in the garden together with is friends.
The badminton set is a great gift to give a 12-year-old boy in the summer.
If you shoot together and finds him reliable, a bow is a really fun gift for a 12-year-old boy.
Portable table tennis set
Often the boys play ping-pong, so a ping-pong racket and balls are good to have at home.
Boys grow a lot at this age. Maybe he needs a new bike? It is a costly gift, I know. But a boy at this age really needs it.
Basket ball hoop
If there is room, 12-year-old boys usually like to get a basketball hoop to play with friends.
Skateboard or longboard
Skateboarding is fun when you learn. This is a reasonably expensive board to learn to ride on.
Outdoor gadgets are also usually a good gift for a 12-year-old boy. It can e.g. be Bear Grylls survival stuff, a good knife, survival guide, or a headlamp.
Surviving kit as a gift to a 12-year-old boy
Bear Grylls inspires so why not give him survival stuff. This is something that 12-year-old boys like.
Survival Guide is an excellent gift for a 12-year-old boy. Boys, this age will read it through very carefully to make sure he learns it all. And who knows, maybe he will need the knowledge one day.
To be able to walk in the woods when it is dark outside it is nice to have a headlamp.
GIFTS FOR 12-YEAR-OLD boys WHO WANT TO SMELL GOOD
Even 12-year-old boys like to smell good. Why not give him a perfume, fragrant shampoo and a shower gel.
Versace pour homme for men
Maybe even a men’s fragrance like this is a good gift? Younger boys usually like it.
Bracelet for a young boy
A silver bracelet with a black leather strap (a little macho and nice at the same time)
Shower soap that smells good is a nice gift for a 12-year-old boy to receive. He also wants to smell good.
CRAFTS FOR 12-YEAR-OLD BOYS
Paper, watercolor pens, paintings, watercolor paint, origami, painting manga, and sketch pads are good equipment for those who like to paint and be creative.
Ordinary watercolor paints are also a fun gift for a 12-year-old boy who is good at painting.
Papers for watercolors
Watercolor paper is good to have if you like to paint. Feel free to buy a large bundle, they can go fast!
Watercolor pens work like ordinary colored pencils, on which he can then have a watercolor effect.
Origami book for kids
Beginner’s book for those who want to learn how to fold origami.
Ordinary colored pencils can be a great gift for the kid who are very creative and likes to paint.
Draw Manga instruction book
Book for those who want to learn to draw manga. Here he will learn the skills from scratch.
A sketch pad is also good to have for someone who likes to draw. Suitable for both pencils and crayons.
If he likes Harry Potter, he will definitely be happy to get this coloring book with motifs from the story.
When drawing, it is good to have pencils with different hardness. A softer pencil gives a darker drawing.
Lego as a gift to a 12-year-old boy
Lego is usually very much appreciated. Just choose a sufficiently difficult kit, so he gets some challenges. For example. This Harry Potter Lego. Teknic Lego usually has a little tougher contract models and can have very challenging constructions with many parts.
The Hogwardz Express
The train that Harry Potter and his friends travel to get to school. A great gift for a 12-year-old boy who likes the Harry Potter story.
A slightly more difficult technical lego is usually a popular gift. The important thing when you give a boy of this age Lego as a gift is that it is a challenge to get the building together.
The large hall at Hogwarts
The Lego large hall at Hogwarts, the school where Harry Potter goes, is a gift that is also suitable to give a 12-year-old boy as a gift, in case he likes to read Harry Potter, of course.
Give him a magazine as a gift. It’s hard to know what boys at this age appreciate. It is best to let him participate and choose for yourself.
The magazine National Geographics is often liked by many 12-year-old boys.
Gift card and let him select one him self
Buy a gift card from the newspaper king if you do not know what he likes to read!
CLOTHES AS A GIFT FOR A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY
Good clothes that boys usually like to get for the winter are a warm cozy sweater, sheepskin fabrics, hat, gloves, or a warm jacket. As summer approaches, it’s more fun to get a nice t-shirt, cap, or new swimming trunks.
Warm slippers are great to wear when it’s cold on the floors during the cold season.
Gift certificate for clothes and other stuff
A gift card at Åhléns is also good. There he can choose clothes himself.
Lovely gifts for a 12-year-old boys’ room
Even boys like to have fun in their room. A nice duvet cover with Harry Potter, a duvet, or some nice decorative pillows is usually appreciated.
A luxurious duvet does not have to be expensive at all. A down duvet will give the hotel feeling in his room.
Harry Potter pillows
It’s also fun to get pillows with motif from the story.
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A bean bag is usually cozy to decorate the room with. It is a practical extra seat when friends come over to visit.
Alarm clock for a morning-tired 12-year-old boy. When the alarm on the clock goes off, it slips away across the room, and he has to catch it to be able to turn it off.
You can never get too many lamps! Books are both nice and can light up life a little.
Letterboards where he can put letters on to write a quote, poem, or the weekly schedule to keep track of the situation?
I hope you found inspiration to buy a gift for a 12-year-old boy – otherwise maybe you could find some good tips here:
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