Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Boys [2023]

Are you shopping for presents for a 13-year-old boy and you are not sure where to start? Get ideas for toys, clothes, books, room decor, and more today!

Bedroom Decor Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa

The Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa is a fun present for a 14-year-old boy. It can be used for outside, camping or sleepovers. However, it can also be used as bedroom furniture. For instance, this would be a great piece of furniture for him to lounge on when streaming video, listening to music, or playing video games.

We are showing this inflatable lounger in purple. Still, it is available in a total of 14 colors and styles, so you will easily be able to find the right style for his room or other needs.
This lounger can support up to 550 pounds, and it comes with the lounger, a stake to help it stay in place outdoors, and even a bottle opener. This is a fabulous gift that any teen will love. Since it is inflatable, it can easily be moved around the home or even deflated and taken places like to their best friend’s house or where ever he hangs out the most.

Cotton Duvet Cover Set

The Cotton Duvet Cover Set is a great present! When you are unsure what to get someone, new bedding or extra comforters, duvet covers, and throw blankets are always welcome.

We are showing this duvet cover in gray and white stripes. However, it comes in a total of 13 different striped colors. You can order this in twin, full, queen, king, or California King.

This set comes with a duvet cover and two pillowcases. It is breathable and soft, made from 100% cotton. The duvet covers have double zipper closures as well as 4 secure but concealable corner ties. This is a nice duvet cover set. It is a good idea to change up the look and feel of his room, turning it from a child’s bedroom to one of a teenager.

LED Strip Lights

The Day Better LED Strip Lights is a great present to upgrade his bedroom decor. Stringing LED lights in a room is a great way to really change the whole look and feel of a bedroom. You can get these lights in 16.4 feet or 32.8 feet.

If a teen does not have any electronics in their room, they usually use the LED lights to hang on the wall, frame doorways, or the bedding area.

However, when a teen does have electronics, they usually use the lights to frame and decorate those areas of the room. For instance, they may line the lack of a tv or computer monitor to create a specific lighting effect.

These lights come with a remote and the ability to choose from 44 different colors and effects – so they can change the lighting based on time of day, season, or how they feel at any particular moment.

PacMan Ghost Lamp

If you are shopping for a teen who likes the retro look, you could get him the PacMan Ghost Lamp for his bedroom. This is a super fun light for a room. It cycles between 16 different colors when turned on, and it also has a party mode in which it reacts to music being played.

This is just the right size for a novelty lamp – not too small and not too large. It is 8 inches by 8 inches by 3 inches wide. This product is officially licensed and part of the retro gaming collection, so if he loves this one, there could be even more products to get him later!

Bluetooth Night Light

If you are looking for something a little more modern for his room, you should get him the Bluetooth Night Light. This is a night light that really has everything.

It is a nightlight with 48 different lighting colors and modes. It is an alarm clock, and as an alarm clock, it has a loud adjustable ringtone. It can be used to listen to music and to take hand-free calls. It has a built-in microphone, and when charged, it works for 8 – 15 hours. The lighting is different colors, and the level of brightness between dim, soft, and bright.

This package comes with a Bluetooth speaker, an aux cable, a USB charging cable, and a user manual. This lamp is very modern, and a great piece to get a 13-year old boy who is trying to update his style.

Gaming Recliner with Massage

If you are looking to get him a gift that will make him feel like a King, you should get this super coolGaming Recliner With Massage. We are showing this chair in black with red accents. You can also get it with blue accents or gray accents.

This is the perfect chair to use while gaming or using a virtual reality device. It has built-in Bluetooth for immersive sound. It also has an adjustable footrest, an adjustable headrest, and a side pocket. It also has a built-in massage function – so he can relax after a long day or a particularly difficult gaming session.

This chair is 35.03 inches by 26.77 inches by 38.97 inches, and it weighs 65 pounds. It has high-density foam which makes this chair very comfortable while it provides additional support.

Fuzzy Area Rug

If you are looking for a way to instantly make his room better, a Fuzzy Area Rug is a great choice. It will look really lovely, but it is also fuzzy and soft, making it perfect for walking barefoot in the morning. It is also a wonderful place to sit and read a book, study, use his laptop, listen to music, game, or watch streaming videos.

We are showing this rug in gray, but it is also available in black, coffee, dark blue, dark gray, khaki, pink, or rainbow. We are showing the largest size of this rug of 7.6 feet by 10 feet, but there are 8 other sizes you can choose from.

Soft and Fuzzy Throw Blanket

Another great present for their room is a Soft and Fuzzy Throw Blanket. These blankets are available in multiple sizes and colors. We are showing it in dark gray and the throw size, which is 50 inches by 60 inches. Because it comes in many different colors, you will easily be able to find a color to match or accent the rest of his bedroom.

Throw blankets are great. They can be artfully tossed across chairs, beds, and couches to add to the overall decor. They can also easily be carried from room to room when needed.

Clothing and Accessory Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Digital Print Sweatshirt

The Digital Print Sweatshirt is a fun and fashionable present to get a 13-year-old boy for his birthday or as a Christmas present. We are showing it in a cool black and white style, but it is available in 35 different colors and styles. The vast amount of other options will allow you to find a new hoodie that he will enjoy easily. Everyone can always get a new hoodie – they are great to have on hand when they are cold and are the perfect fashion accessory.

These hoodies are available in sizes small/medium, large/x-large, 2X/3X, and 4X/5X. These modern sweatshirts are great for kids who have a well-defined sense of style.

Paused My Game… T-Shirt

The Paused My Game… T-Shirt is a fun shirt to give any gamer. We are showing this t-shirt in gray, but it is also available in blue or black. The shirt says, “I paused my game to be here.” You can buy this shirt in small, medium, large, X-large, 2X, or 3X.

This is a fun t-shirt for him to wear. He can wear it alone or under a hoodie or button-down. Also, you could choose to buy it in a larger size which he can wear with sweatpants or shorts as pajamas.

Nike Hoodie

The Nike Hoodie is as essential to a boy’s wardrobe as just about anything else he could wear. A basic solid-colored hoodie with no extra design outside of the Nike logo will allow him to match this with anything else he chooses to wear.

We are showing this hoodie in black, as black really does go with everything. However, if he already has a lot of black hoodies or prefers light or bright colors instead, there are other colors for you to choose from. You can also get this hoodie in Kelly green, gray, navy blue, white, light gray, royal blue, red, cardinal, maroon, light blue, or heather gray. A Nike hoodie will go with just about anything, so even if you think they do not need another hoodie, this is a great additional accessory to have in their closet.

Gamer Heartbeat T-Shirt

The Gamer Heartbeat T-Shirt is a fun present for a gamer. We are showing this t-shirt in black, but it is also available in navy, royal blue, purple and red. The shirt is available in sizes small, medium, large, x-large, 2X, and 3X. This is a t-shirt with a wired controller, and the wire is imitating a heartbeat. This is a shirt that shows a kid’s love and intense connection to gaming.

Official Teenager T-Shirt

The Official Teenager T-Shirt is a great choice for a boy’s 13th birthday. If you are looking for a funny piece of clothing to celebrate him turning into a t-shirt, this is a great choice. The T-shirt says:

“Warning: Official Teenage – Do Not Approach.”

We are showing this t-shirt in black, but it is also available in brown, dark heather, navy blue, or royal blue. Even if he does not wear this shirt very often, it is a great keepsake to remember becoming a teenager.

Athletic Sweatpants

These Athletic Sweatpants are a great present for any teenage boy. We are showing these pants in black, but they are also available in gray and blue. Sweatpants and track pants are a staple in boy clothing. They are a great piece of clothing to wear to lounge around in, as a fashion statement, or to participate in athletics. Some pieces of clothing are staples in a teenager’s wardrobe, and sweatpants are one of them.

Adidas Shower Slides

The Adidas Shower Slides is a nice present to give – they are perfect for wearing around the house, after showering or at the pool. We are showing these slides in white with black stripes, but they are available in a total of 21 different colors. Some of the other colors available include olive green, halo gray, royal blue, scarlet red, maroon, and bright blue.

These shoes are available in sizes from 4 to 18. They are imported with a rubber shoe and a platform. These are great shoes that he can take with him wherever he goes.

Vans Ward Sneaker

The Vans Ward Sneaker is a great all-purpose sneaker. It can be worn for athletics, x-sports like skating or just for style. We are showing these Vans in a classic black and white style, but they are available in 31 different colors and styles. Some of the other colors include black and white checkerboard, red and white checkerboard, maroon, red, skulls, and multi-color. These shoes are available in sizes between 6-15.

Sporting Goods Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Camping Hammock with Net

The Camping Hammock with Net is a fun present for a 13-year-old boy. We are showing this hammock in green, but it is also available in blue. This package comes with a double hammock, a sack to carry it in, two heavy-duty carabiners, and two hammock straps.

The hammock is 90.5 inches by 3.5 inches and can support 440 pounds. It is made of nylon taffeta.

He can use this present at home in his own backyard or take camping or on vacation with him. Packed up, it weighs less than 2 pounds. It is easy to set up and break down so traveling or even just taking it to a friend’s house for a sleepover is not out of the question.

If you are looking for a present to encourage him to spend more time outdoors, this is a great choice!

Franklin Jr. Professional Football

The Franklin Jr. Professional Football is a simple present to get him outside with his family or friends. We are showing this football in traditional brown; however, you can also black & neon green or Blue & white.

The black or blue ones are also available as 12 deflated footballs with an air pump – which is great if you want to keep one at several locations (home, various family and friends houses, in the car), or if you want spares.

This is a durable youth-sized football with an easy grip, great for introducing him to the sport and learning the basics. It is also an all-weather ball, so the fun does not need to stop during rain or snow.

GoSports Football Throwing Net

The GoSports Football Throwing Net is another great outdoor activity for kids and teens! You can either get this as an 8 foot by 8-foot net (pictured above) or as a 6-foot by 6-foot net. This is a great tool to help a 13-year-old boy improve his accuracy in throwing.

This is a great present that he can use by himself, with his friends or even with his family – a fantastic fun activity that his parents or siblings can do together. When it is a family event besides just practicing, you can make it into a game. Who can hit all three targets? Who can get the most targets out of 10 tries? Who can hit a target from the furthest away?

This net is made from high-density polyester and has a steel-reinforced bow frame.

Spikeball Game Set

The Spikeball Game Set is a fun game to play with family and friends in the backyard. Spikeball is a fun and super active backyard game. It is kind of like volleyball because there are two teams, a ball, and a net. However, this game is different as instead of hitting a ball over the net; they will be spiking it to the net.

This game is very active and fast-moving. This is a four-person game, and it is perfect for younger people with a ton of energy, such as teens and people in their twenties.

Mixi Magnetic Dart Board

The Mixi Magnetic Dart Board is an excellent gift for boys, especially if you do not have room for a full-sized dartboard. This dartboard is magnetic, making it a good starting dartboard before moving on to a dartboard with sharp-tipped darts.

This dartboard is 16.6 inches by 18.1 inches. This dartboard is foldable, which makes it portable and easy to store away when not in use.

It comes with 6 magnetic darts – 3 are yellow, and 3 are red. It has two sides to the board. One side is suitable for basic practice, whereas the other looks exactly like a professional dartboard.

Adjustable Dumbbell

The Flybird Adjustable Dumbbell is a great workout set for someone who does not have a lot of space for workout equipment. you can get this in 25 pounds or 55 pounds. He will only need to be able to store one dumbbell; not much space is needed at all! However, the weights can be adjusted based on their level of activity and what type of workout they are looking to do.

It only takes a second to change the weights, and it is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The dimensions of this item are 14.6 inches in length by 7.9 inches in width by 6.7 inches in height. If he has expressed an interest in working out more, this is a wonderful present. You will be able to test the waters and see how series he is without making any major purchases or rearranging your home for an exercise room.

GoSports Ladder Toss

The GoSports Ladder Toss is a fun game that can be played indoors or outdoors. This is a fun game for kids, teens, and adults alike. The dimensions of the ladder are 22 inches by 22 inches by 38 inches. It comes with ropes with balls (for weight) on the ends. The balls are soft rubber for safety, and the ropes are 16 inches in length. It comes with 3 red and 3 blue ropes and balls, making this perfect for team competitive play.

This is a fun, but casual game for parties and backyard get-togethers. It is super easy to set up and quick for everyone to learn how to play.

Lawn Darts

This Lawn Darts game is a super fun game to play at parties or with his friends in the yard. Lawn Darts is a classic game; it was made with metal days back in the day but has since been changed to lighter and safer materials.

The tip of the darts is weighted and shock absorbent. They stand up after landing, so you can easily see who has the best shot. The target has a 19.7-inch diameter, and the days are 3.7 inches by 9 inches.

You can play this game whenever you want. You can play one-on-one or as a team. The simple directions are printed on the box. If you’re going to play at night, you can set up lawn darts during the day to expose the target and darts to sunlight because this set is glow in the dark, which makes it even more fun!

GoSports Battleputt Game

The GoSports Battleputt Game is an interesting and fun game to give to a 13-year-old. This game is a hybrid between putt-putt and ping pong, and it can be played in teams. This is a fun game that can be set up anywhere, including at home or a friend’s house.

This game includes an 11-foot putting green, 2 putters, 2 golf bowls, and 12 cup caps for scoring.

If you are looking for something athletic and fun but different than most of the games he may have ever played, this is a good choice. Buy him something different and let him introduce his friends to a new game to play every chance they get.

Book Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Life Skills for Teens

Life Skills for Teens is a fabulous book for teenaged boys. This book is available as a Kindle book or a paperback. It has 136 pages and covers some of the essential things that he will need to learn and master in life. Some of these skills will not be required for a few years, but it is never too easy to learn about them!

This book has the following chapters:

  • Food and Kitchen
  • Personal Grooming
  • Personal Health
  • Money and Budgeting
  • Making Goals and Keeping Them
  • Coping With Emotions
  • Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • Behavioral Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Clothing
  • Home Maintenance
  • Car Care
  • Maps and Directions

The Complete Cookbook For Teens

The Complete Cookbook For Teens is a great book to introduce to a boy of 13. This book is available either as a Kindle book or a paperback, and it includes more than 120 recipes. This book is separated into 6 chapters. The first chapter is called Get in the Kitchen and consists of an introduction to cooking. After the recipes, there is also an index and a measurement conversion.

The other chapters in this book are:

  • Breakfast
  • Snacks, Sides, and Drinks
  • Cooking For Yourself
  • Cooking For a Group (Meatless)
  • Cooking For a Group (Meat and Seafood)
  • Sauces and Dips
  • Desserts

The Code Book

The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking by Simon Singh is an interesting book that a teen of any age may enjoy. This book is available on the Kindle, as a paperback, or as a hardcover. It has 272 pages and will teach him all about the history of codebreaking.

This book has 6 major chapters:

  • The Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Anonymous Codebreaker
  • The Mechanization of Secrecy
  • The Language Barrier
  • Alice and Bos Go Public
  • Pretty Good Privacy

These chapters go into historic codes and ciphers, how codes changed over time, modern codebreaking, and what the future holds. After the chapters, there is even a codebreakers challenge for him to participate in.

If you are looking for a non-fiction book that he will really love reading, this is it. Who does not want to learn about codebreaking?

What Am I?

What Am I? A Collection of Traditional Word Riddles – The Deluxe Edition by Zack Guido is a gun book of challenging riddles for him to solve. This book is a paperback with 133 pages and over 150 riddles.

If you are looking for a book that will capture his interest and also be an activity, a riddle book is a great idea. Books like this can be picked up for hours at a time or just for a few minutes when time permits.

This is a great book to give as an additional present or as a stocking stuffer.

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham is another excellent non-fiction book to give as a present. This book is available as a Kindle book or a paperback, and it is 192 pages. This is the type of book that he will be able to pick up and read whenever he has a few minutes.

Sure the facts are useless, but sometimes they are pretty interesting. Here are some facts that he will find in this book:

  • Christopher Columbus had blond hair.
  • The most money that can be lost in one turn of Monopoly is $5,070.
  • One in every Four Americans has appeared on television.
  • Crocodiles can not stick out their tongues.
  • Scooby-Doo’s real first name is Scoobert. Shaggy’s real name is Norville.
  • Mickey Mouse was the first nonhuman to win an oscar.
  • Dalmations are born pure white. Their spots don’t begin to appear until after they are born.

See – useless, but interesting. Many of these things will be facts he never knew. They could be used as conversation starters. Even better, they may pique his interest enough to use them creatively or do more research on a specific subject.

Asylum 3 Book Box Set

If the boy you are shopping for likes to read at all (or has to read a certain amount of pages or minutes for his English class daily), you could introduce him to a new series that he may have never read before. A fun (and a little bit creepy) series is the Asylum Series, and we are suggesting that he starts with this 3 Book Box Set. 3 books is an excellent start to a series. It will give him enough time to decide if he wants to continue with it or not.

This series is about a group of 3 friends who discover that the summer program they are in is being housed in what used to be an asylum. This old asylum (currently a dormitory) holds many secrets, and Dan, Abby, and Jordan start down a path of trying to discover what it all means.

This is a great horror meets mystery series. To make this book series stand out more, each book contains real photos of actual asylums, creepy black and white images that might not be for the faint of heart.

The School For Good and Evil Series

Another series that you might want to introduce him to is called The School For Good and Evil. This is a set of 6 books, and it is available on the Kindle or as a paperback set. The author, Soman Chainani, is a series for people who enjoy their fairytales dark and twisted. The premise of the series is that every four years, two girls are kidnapped from the village of Gavaldon.

Everyone believes that these poor kidnapped girls are then sent to The School For Good and Evil and that they will eventually become the villains or heroes of fairytales.
This is a story that has all the elements of fairytales: good, evil, royalty, and quests.

More Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Shape Shifting Box

The Shape Shifting Box is an award-winning fidget toy. There are 14 different colors to choose from, and you can either get one single box, a two-pack, or a four-pack. This is a shapeshifting cube that transforms into over 70 different shapes.

This is an excellent toy for anyone of all ages to express their creativity. It has 36 rare earth magnets, rounded corners for safety, and it is award-winning. If you give them more than one box, they can combine those boxes to create even more shapes and designs.

If the kid you are shopping for loves puzzles or Rubix cube type of activities, he will love this gift. It is the perfect present to keep him occupied for hours, even when he says there is nothing to do in the home.

Snap Circuits Arcade Kit

The Snap Circuits Arcade Kit is a great choice if you’re looking for something that is both fun and educational. This is a STEM activity for children eight and up. This kit will allow children and teens to build more than 200 projects. Included in those projects will be more than 20 builds and play games.

This is an excellent toy that he will be able to enjoy all by himself, or he can use it with his family for super fun family time. This includes tri-color light orbs and a really cool programmable word fan. SNAP toys and activities are great presents for kids of all ages. These types of toys will allow them to be entertained and fully immersed in what they are doing, but still, be learning and exercising their brain at the same time.

Gaming Headset

The Gaming Headset is something that every teenager who plays any type of video games can use. Even if they currently have one, it is always good to have a backup, just in case. We are showing this headset in black & red, but it is also available in pink, black & blue, or black & green.

This is an affordable option for their first headset or a backup pair. It has immersive stereo sound, which is perfect for gaming, streaming video, or music. It also has noise-canceling headphones so he can communicate with his fellow gamers without picking all the background noise of the home.

Ravensburger Alien Board Game

If you are looking for a unique board game for a teenager, may we suggest Ravensburger Alien Board Game? The players will play as crew members, and the game comes with alien and crew miniatures. It comes with clear instructions, but if you prefer, you can also refer to online directions.

This is a cooperative game where an alien is stalking the commercial starship, Nostromo. They will work together to survive by gathering supplies and moving through the ship. This game is made for 1 – 5 players, and each game takes 45 – 60 minutes to play.

Decrypto Board Game

The Decrypto Board Game is a game for 3 – 8 players who are at least 12 years old. This game is about code-breaking, a unique subject of a board game and one he has never played before.

This is a super unique party game, one you have never played before. Teammates will try to transmit secret codes while ensuring the other team does not intercept these codes. This is a game that people will need to be engaged in the whole time, focusing on their own team and the other team as well.

What to Look for in Gifts for 13-Year-Old Boys

Are you shopping for a 13-year old boy and just do not know where to start? We hear you. Sometimes it can be challenging to shop for kids these ages as they are changing so quickly. You do not want to get something that he has outgrown, but you also do not want to buy things he may not yet be ready for!

However, I am going to let you on a little secret. Shopping for a 13-year old boy is just like shopping for anyone else! The key to buying people the perfect gift is as simple as thinking about the person you are shopping for and customizing your gift for them. Sometimes, people make the mistake of generalizing gifts by age, grade, sex, gender, and even what their family likes instead of just shopping for them.

If you want to buy them the perfect gift, you should just focus on one of these questions (or as many as you like):

  • What do they want?
  • What do they need?
  • What things do they like?
  • What are their hobbies?
  • What are some of their favorite things?
  • Are there any significant milestones or changes that they are currently going through?

It really can be that simple. Once you accurately answer these questions, you will always find the correct and appropriate gifts, things they need, like, or will love. Let’s look at each one a little bit further to make this even easier for you!

What do they want? Sometimes, this is the easiest. Do they have a wish list? Have they hinted or straight out given you requests? If no for those questions, do you feel comfortable asking them? If not, what about their family or friends?

What do they Need? You might get this info from them or their parents. Do they need specific clothes, sporting supplies, or things for their room? If there is a particular need that you can fill with a gift, this is always a good idea.

What do they like? If you know the things they like in any category – start there. For instance, maybe they only wear black and gray clothes because that is their style. Do not buy them a bright-colored hoodie if this is the case because you think it would look good on them. At 13, they know what they do and do not like and do not want others dictating this info to them.

What are their hobbies? Not all teens have hobbies, but if he is a gamer, a coin collector, an avid reader, or just loves painting, you should focus on this information. How can you help them spend more time on their chosen hobbies? Are there specific supplies they need? Are there basic supplies they always require to get them so they do not run out?

What are some of their favorite things? This would include tv shows, music, actors/actresses, or gaming franchises. If they love Call of Duty, Eminem, or Disney, you can get a themed gift!

Milestones and Changes. Last but certainly not least, you can focus on the changes in their lives. According to the CDC, a 13-year-old boy is in the young teen category. At this age, they may care more about their friend group than their family and start caring more about their outward appearance and how the world sees them. Use this information when shopping. Buy activities to use with friends or buy books to help them deal with the stress of becoming a teenager.