Here are the best gifts for 12 year old boys. We’ve enlisted the help of a few 12 year olds for suggestions. See over 300 of the best gifts and toys for 12 year old boys.
When it comes to 12 year old boys, it can be tricky coming up with creative gift ideas. At 12, they are in between a kid and teenager. He’s not a teenager yet, but he is going to want to act like one. While everybody grows at a different rate, here are the common milestones for 12 year old boys.
What are the coolest birthday and Christmas gifts for 12 year old boys? Most 12 year old boys probably aren’t interested in the toys that they played with when they were kids. The majority of 12 year old boys love video games, but blasters, gadgets, science kits, board games, construction sets, outdoor stuff, and remote control cars are great choices too. Here are the best gift ideas for 12 year old boys in 2017.
The Echo Dot is a cool gadget to gift your twelve year old son. He can use it to play music, control smart devices, make calls, and a host of other functions. It’s a fun, smart personal assistant that will change his life forever.
All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
If you are looking for the best value in a tablet – look no further than the Fire HD 8 from Amazon. It lets you do practically everything the iPad does for a small fraction of the price. Battery life is now improved to about half a day, rivaling even the new iPad. Now Alexa is integrated into the design, making it even simpler to use. Choose from 16 or 32 GB varieties.
Is your 12 year old son a bookworm? The Paperwhite offers a much better reading experience than a tablet. The Kindle is glare-free plus the e-ink is easy on the eyes. Book lovers will enjoy reading for hours on end. And the battery lasts and lasts without requiring charging for weeks at a time.
GoPro HERO Session
For the 12 year old daredevil that loves skateboarding or going of adrenaline pounding adventures, the GoPro Hero Session is simply a gadget that is hard to live without. The GoPro HERO Session is the perfect compact, budget-friendly action cam for your everyday needs. While there is no built in screen, it shoots incredible 1080P video.
TCL 32S305 32-Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV
The TCL 32″ HDTV is one of the best values in TV land. The picture quality is really good for this price with great color reproduction and clarity. It’s fantastic that Roku is integrated into the design and there’s only one remote control. A fantastic buy that’s really hard to beat!
ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02
This Chromebook is a great value for a basic laptop. Just don’t expect any bells and whistles here. It does what you expect at a great price and it’s designed for your mobile lifestyle. It’s quite rugged and offers great battery life to keep you going.
Canon Selphy CP1200 Wireless Photo Printer
Looking for a great portable photo printer? The Canon Selphy CP1200 is an excellent photo printer. It’s got a nice compact footprint with an LCD screen. It prints from media cards as well as your iPhone or iPad. It speedily prints high quality borderless 4 x 6 photos. The best part? It’s easy to operate and the photo quality is impressive.
Fire TV Stick
This cool gadget is an inexpensive way to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prme and more on your TV. It simply connects directly to your TV’s HDMI port. With Alexa you can control what you want to watch with your voice.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
The Instax Mini 9 is a great gift idea for photo enthusiasts. It’s a really cool camera that takes nice pictures and it comes in a variety of awesome color schemes. There’s a small learning curve but nothing too complicated here. Best of all? Did we mention you get your pictures instantly?
Apple iPad Mini 4
The iPad is the tablet that every 12 year old boy really wants. 24% of teens want a new iPad. For 12 year olds, we think the smaller iPad Mini is the best option because of its more compact design. While Apple has come out with a brand new one with a better display and processor, the old iPad Mini is more than adequate if you don’t care about the latest and greatest.
The iPad is the tablet every 12 year old boy dreams of having. It’s the cream of the crop. It has a gorgoeus 9.7-inch Retina display with a powerful A9 processor capable of multitasking and gaming. The tablet is ultra responsive and has a stellar library of apps, games, and other content to choose from. Choose from 32 or 128 GB of storage and three color choices. With 10 hours of battery life, that’s perfect for all-day fun!
Apple iPod touch
The iPod touch is the ideal way to carry your music with you. But the touch does even more than just play music. It plays games, shoots video, and even takes photos. If he loves his tunes, this is the perfect gift.
The iPhone 7 is the phone preferred by most for its ease of use and functionality. It features a 4.7 inch screen with fast processing power – twice as fast as last generation. It also has the best battery life of any iPhone so you can talk more, enjoy more videos, play games longer and more. Plus, now it features immersive audio so he can feel the music.
Apple MacBook Pro
The MacBook still stands at the top of the PC food chain in terms of style and quality. MacBooks are among the most reliable computers and they are easy to operate. They come equipped with powerful multi-core processors for multitasking, gaming, entertainment and more. The build quality is really high and they are ultra lightweight, perfect for your mobile lifestyle.
Samsung Gear VR w/ Controller
Is your twelve year old boy into virtual reality? Virtual Reality (VR) is picking up steam and many kids are excited about this immersive new technology that puts you right into the experience. It’s compatible with a host of Samsung Galaxy phones. From games and more, there’s so much exciting content to explore in the world of VR. Jump in and experience it first-hand. You’re sure to be impressed!
OtterBox COMMUTER SERIES iPhone Case
Millions of people drop their phones. Some of them end up damaging the shell or worse shattering the screen. Enter the Otterbox. Say goodbye to all your worries with the ultimate protection for your iPhone. The Otterbox gives you complete protection. Now all you need is a screen protector and you’re all set.
PopSockets make a cool gift. They’re functional and practical. They give him a firm grip on his phone and even serve as a great stand for your phone when you want to enjoy a show or movie. Select from a cool selection of artsy designs.
Anker PowerCore 10000
Everyone who owns a device hates running out of power when you least expect it. This portable battery charger from Anker will become new best friend especially if watch movies or play games on your cell phone. It has enough of energy to charge your phone between 2 and 3 times. The best part? It can charge just about any USB device.
Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard
Who doesn’t love the clickiness of a mechanical keyboard? The problem is that they are hard to game on until now. Meet the Razer Ornata! Razer has combines the clickiness of a mechanical keyboard with the comfort of a gaming keyboard. The nicest part? It’s backlit. You can save a little money on the monochrome green version or go all out with the RGB version.
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse
Razer makes some of the most popular gaming mice. The DeathAdder Chroma is not only a comfortable gaming mouse, it adds cool colored lighting. All of the 5 buttons are easy to reach for during the most intense gaming sessions and have a satisfying click. The coolest part? The cool lighting choices, which lets you choose from 16.8 million colors choices.
Best Video Games for 12 Year Old Boys
You can’t go wrong with video games. Video games are probably the most popular gift for a 12 year old boy. Here are the ones he’s looking forward to.
The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic hybrid system for 12 year old boys. The system feels well-built and high quality. The best part? Play all your favorite Nintendo franchises at home or on the go! Zelda, Mario, Mario Kart and a ton more! ‘Nuff said!
SNES Classic Edition
If you can get your hands on a SNES Classic consider yourself lucky. Other than the Switch, this is another hot ticket in the world of videogames. Gamers are rejoicing over the return of the golden age of gaming. Boys can play some of the 21 of the best SNES games including Super Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart, F-Zero, Street Fighter II Turbo, and Star Fox 2. Super power does come in small packages!
PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB Console
Sony’s games console is at the top of most 12 year old boys’ wish lists. Since it launched, the Playstation 4 has been the best selling console. Gamers love its controller, incredible graphics, and the share button. This year Sony has both a Pro and Slim model so it’s more affordable than ever before to join the Playstation Nation.
Xbox One S
In addition to providing next generation gaming, Microsoft wants its newest games console to be at the center of your living room, allowing users to control all their electronic devices. With a white finish, the Xbox One S looks slimmer and sleeker than the original version. With games like Forza 7 out this year, the Xbox One has the greatest games lineup for 2017. The best part? It can now play Xbox 360 games.
New Nintendo 2DS XL
The 2DS XL gives you great 2D performance without all the bells and whistles. It’s still a great portable machine to play your favorite Nintendo games at a lower price point than the 3DS. It just doesn’t support the 3D effects. The handheld also supports DS games.
New Nintendo 3DS XLRated 7+
Experience a new dimension in gaming with immersive 3D effects without the need for special 3D glasses. The New Nintendo 3DS is one of the best-selling portable handhelds. It plays all your favorite games from Mario and Zelda to Mario Kart, Smash Bros and more! Enjoy games in 2D or 3D and even play original DS games in 2D. A new special Samus Edition is available for Metroid fans.
Super Mario OdysseyRated E
Join Super Mario on an all-new exciting adventure to new worlds and on a mission to rescue Princess Peach. The game will return to the sandbox style gameplay of Mario 64 and he’ll have a host of new moves to add to the gameplay. It’s going to be a massive adventure Mario fans don’t want to miss out on!
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the funnest multiplayer kart racing games on the Switch. The game makes it accessible to all types of players -amateurs to experts alike. The battle mode is a great addition that’s super fun to play with friends. A wonderful addition to his library that every Switch owner should own.
Rocket LeagueRated E
If you are looking for an innovative action sports title – look no further than Rocket League. It’s like a game of soccer with rocket-fueled cars. The Switch version will include exclusive Nintendo-themed cars of Mario and Metroid. It’s the perfect multiplayer game on Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. He shoots, he scores … it’s a GOOOAAALLLL!
Pokemon Ultra Moon And SunRated E
Your boy reprises the role of a Pokemon Trainer and he’ll experience an exciting new storyline featuring Pokemon. He can expect the same gameplay he’s come to know and love with some fresh new twists. Get ready for an Ultra adventure with an engaging narrative you don’t want to miss!
Madden NFL 18Rated E
Madden NFL 18 is more of an evolution in football sims. The game features a new Longshot story mode for the first time which is very engaging and refreshing. The graphics have improved with awesome player models and stadiums that look true to life. Plus, the game is fluid and plays great. Can you take your favorite team all the way to the Super Bowl?
FIFA 18Rated E
FIFA 18 by EA Sports will be available for all three major consoles – PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The PS4 and Xbox version will feature true to life motion which greatly enhances the gameplay. Even the drama and atmospheres have been painstakingly captured. Experience the best FIFA sim to date.
NBA 2K18Rated E
Does he love basketball videogames? Experience the best NBA sim in NBA 2K18 from 2K Games. The game will feature the rock-solid gameplay of past games with new enhancements and modes. The player models and stadiums have never look realer and the cover star is the incomparable Kyrie Irving. This one slam dunks past the competition.
MLB The Show 17Rated E
Featuring gameplay enhancements, the latest rosters, and an authentic experience, MLB The Show 17 is a must-have for baseball fans. The game features a host of modes, including a Retro Mode and a managerial mode. Do you have what it takes to guide your team all the way to the Big Show and win it all?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyRated E10+
Combining three awesome games in one, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy brings back our favorite marsupial in his battle with Neo Cortex. The game is fully remastered with new graphics and exciting new modes like the time trials. It’s also one of the best platformers exclusively for PS4 at an incredible value. Brace yourself for a real challenge! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2Rated E10+
Imagine becoming your favorite Marvel character. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 takes fans on an epic journey. Fans of the first game will love this even more. The best part? You can play as all your favorite Marvel superheroes or villains. It’s an adventure fans don’t want to miss!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
Zelda Breath of the Wild offers a groundbreaking experience on the Switch. It’s the best Zelda game to date with a sprawling overworld. Zelda has been reinvented for a new generation of gamers and it’s a breath of fresh air. From the get-go to the epic conclusion, fans will be glued to their screens. It’s one of the most satisfying and brilliant videogaming experiences totally worth playing if you consider yourself a gamer.
Splatoon 2Rated E10+
If your boy loves things like paintball, he’s almost certain to love the magic of Splatoon 2. Splatoon 2 puts you in two teams of four each. You’ll engage in a turf war to see who can claim the most space. You’ll be splatting the world with your blaster as well as the opposition. The game designers have nailed the game’s mechanics. One match is never enough … it keeps you coming back for more! Wickedly fun!
Pokken Tournament DXRated E10+
Pokken Tournament DX pits twenty-one Pokemon fighters in competitive battles. You’ll have an array of attacks and specials to unleash on your opponent. You’ll need to master the moves in order to stand a chance. Do you have what it takes to be the undisputed Pokemon champ of the world?
Ignite your twelve year old’s creativity with Minecraft. He’ll enjoy crafting his own little world and going on incredible adventures with friends. When nightfall comes build shelter to keep the monsters at bay. Experience one of the best-selling and most popular games in gaming history.
Need For Speed PaybackRated T
Need For Speed Payback mixes up conventions with what looks to be the most exciting new feature in franchise history. Now it’s no longer just about the racing. You get to live out a fantasy adventure with a variety of missions like never before. It’s time to take back The House.
Star Wars Battlefront IIRated T
It’s Star Wars! It’s a videogame! Is there anything else that a 12 year old boy loves more? This thing is going to be the hottest videogame for 2017. The game puts you in the middle of the battlefield with 40 players. You fly XWings, man AT-ATs, and even use light sabers. The visuals are an absolute knockout. Fans will enjoy an exciting new story in the Star Wars saga as well as a fantastic multiplayer experience. Star Wars Battlefront has everything that a fan could ask for.
Overwatch – Game of the Year BundleRated T
Overwatch is a T-rated game. It’s a first-person shooter set in battlefields with blood, tobacco use, and violence. Players use pistols, machine guns, and other weapons in realistic combat with blood. This Game of the Edition version contains special extras for fans.
Call of Duty: WWIIRated M
Call of Duty is intended for mature audiences with an M-rating. The game has blood, strong language, and violence. Nevertheless, twelve year old boys will love the thrill of playing this game. It’s a first-person shooter where it’s all about war set to the backdrop of World War II.
Grand Theft Auto VRated M
Grand Theft Auto V is a mature title with mature themes – like intense violence, strong language, and strong sexual content. However, 12 year old boys love playing this game. It features massive open-world gameplay with a variety of missions and an engaging storyline to experience. There’s even a highly addicitive online mode that keeps gamers coming back. It’s no wonder the game continues to sell to this day.
Lightseekers Starter Pack, TyraxRated 8-14
Lightseekers is a cool new innovative experience called ‘connected play’. It combines a mobile game with a smart action figure to create something truly special. This Starter set includes one action figure that can be used to control the in-game character. The game is free to download on iOS and Android and this pack opens up additional game content. The vibrations, lights, and sounds really heighten the sense of immersion. Best of all, it’s fun and boys will enjoy this new experience.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
If you play a lot of games, your room probably sounds like a battle field with bullets whizzing all over the room. This wireless headset allows you to hear all the explosions while chatting it up with friends. It’s super easy to setup.
Elgato Game Capture HD60
This streaming video recorder is a must have for gamers sharing videos on Youtube and Twitch. It streams at 1080P at 60 frames per second? Who knows you might be the next big Youtuber!
Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership
If he plans on playing online with friends, he’ll need to renew his subsciption to Xbox Live. This digital code works for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Also, you get access to free games every month! Wait, did somebody say FREE?
1-Year PlayStation Plus Membership
This digital code is good for a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus. He can play online with friends and even enjoy free games every month for the PlayStation 4. That means you get at the very least a dozen free games. Who doesn’t like FREE games?! Makes a great gift idea for gamers.
Gamestop Gift Card
Don’t know what to get the video gamer in your life? You can’t go wrong with a gift card to Gamestop. It carries just about every video game related item. With a gift card, he can choose the game that he wants.
ROBLOX $10 Game Card
What’s better than cash? If he can’t stop playing Roblox online, get him a Roblox gift card that allows him to purchase in game items to upgrade his characters. It is so much better than handing him your credit card or even cash. It’s a great way to reward him on a special occasion.
Movies for 12 Year Old Boys
Lego Batman MovieRated PG
Lego Batman is an awesome movie. It’s one of our favorite Batman movies of all-time. It’s packed with adult humor, Easter eggs, and the plot is quite intriguing. A movie that’s sure to satisfy!
Star Wars: The Complete SagaRated PG
Star Wars: The Complete Saga is a must-own for any true Star Wars fan. This is one of the biggest sci-fi blockbuster franchises in history and no movie collection would be complete without it. The Blu-ray set is loaded with tons of extras for fans to enjoy.
Star Wars: The Force AwakensRated PG-13
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is an important story in the Star Wars saga. The movie introduces the rise of a new hero named Rey. She’ll have to overcome Kylo Ren and the First Order if she has any chance of bringing peace back to the galaxy. The movie features special bonuses, including the making of the movie.
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryRated PG-13
Gareth Edwards depicts a new side story to the epic Star Wars series with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It is a great movie that is very entertaining from start to finish. A worthy addition to his movie collection.
Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film CollectionRated PG-13
If he’s a Potter head who loved reading the books, he’s gotta see this complete 8-film collection of Harry Potter. Fans absolutely love this movie collection. This gift set is a great value and a must-have for any Harry Potter fan.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Rated PG-13
Marvel’s Guardian’s of the Galaxy 2 is a worthy successor to the blockbuster original. Twelve year old boys who loved the first one will enjoy this one. It answers your questions from the first one while creating a fantastic and enjoyable storyline. A truly fun and entertaining experience.
Spider-Man HomecomingRated PG-13
Spider-Man Homecoming features Tom Holland as Spider-Man and he does a fantastic job playing the role. Now Spidey’s being mentored by none other than Tony Stark. Will the Vulture crush his plans to show he’s more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man?
Transformers: The Last KnightRated PG-13
Transformers: The Last Knight by Michael Bay continues with the successful formula of the past films. Epic action, great characters, and amazing special effects are sure to thrill fans of the series. The two hour movie has a great cast led by Mark Wahlberg.
The Fate of the FuriousRated PG-13
Directed by F. Gary Gray, The Fate of the Furious is the latest installment in the popular Fast and the Furious franchise. This version includes a digital-only extended director’s cut of the film. Everything seems to be peaceful and they are living normal lives until a mystery woman attracts Dom back into the crime world. If he loves action-packed movies, he’s not going to want to miss this epic action flick.
Finding DoryRated PG
Finding Dory manages to get better than the critically-acclaimed predecessor, Finding Nemo. Join Dory and Nemo on an unforgettable journey. It’s bursting with creativity and has characters that draw you in and make you genuinely care about them.
Gift Ideas for The 12 Year Old Music Lover
These gifts for music lovers are sure to get his blood pumping with every beat.
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
The Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones look great and feature great build quality. They sound great but admittedly they’re a tad on the pricier side. They are very comfortable to wear and not too bulky. The best part? The battery life on these bad boys is insane – up to 40 hours of operation!
Skullcandy Uproar Bluetooth Headphones
Experience the joy of wireless freedom with the Skullcandy Uproar Headphones. The wireless headphones last for a good 10 hours or so. Best of all? These headphones deliver comfort and wonderful sound quality.
Wouldn’t it be cool be play the role of the DJ? With DropMix, you are the DJ and can mix all types of music. Get creative with your mixes. Play modes include freestyle, clash, and party. What are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!
Casio 61-Key Portable Keyboard
Looking for a quality portable keyboard for your twelve year old son? The Casio CTK2400 piano bundle with headphones, a stand, and power supply offers a complete package. If he’s new to playing, there’s a great training mode built-in. The quality of the keyboard is amazing and it sounds great. Super fun keyboard!
Alesis CompactKit 4
The Alesis CompactKit 4 is an awesome drum set for 12 year old boys. It produces realistic sound, is very responsive, and it’s a great portable set. If he’s just learning for the first time, it makes learning fun with a cool game feature.
Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele? These Kala Ukulele Starter Kits receive glowing reviews from users. It sounds great and you can start playing right away! Online lessons are included as part of the kit.
Sony XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This hip looking speaker from Sony wirelessly beams music from your smart device for 16 hours of wireless play. The sound quality is fantastic for its size. He may be surprised by how small it is given how much sound it lets out.
JBL Flip 4
The Flip 4 from JBL is an amazing choice for your 12 year old boy. It delivers great sound quality that’s clean and loud. The sound is quite big for its size. Only wish it had a bit more bass to the sound. It gives you an impressive 12 hours of operation on a single charge.
UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker
The UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker produces big sound in a compact size. The amazing thing is it engulfs you in awesome sound with a nice touch of bass. Its battery lasts about 15 hours per charge. The best part? Bring your music anywhere and party up!
JBL Charge 3
With a waterproof design and great sound quality, the Charge 3 is a definite winner. The midrange and vocals come through cleanly and this bad boy can get quite loud with not much distortion. It’s a nice compact size operating for about 20 hours on a charge.
JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Clip on the JBL Clip 2 and take your music with you. The sound coming from this small guy will surprise you. It packs quite the power and even when you crank it up it sounds loud and clear. The waterproof functionality is a welcome addition.
VicTsing Shower Speaker
With six hours of battery life, the VicTsing Shower Speaker is great for listening to your tunes in the shower or outdoors. It gets reasonably loud and the quality is quite amazing for a small speaker. Who said you can’t sing in the shower?
Educational Gifts for Boys Age 12
In seventh grade, he no longer has to worry about entering middle school for the first time. Your 12 year old boy will be making great strides in reading, comprehension, and writing. In math, he should have a firm grasp on the concepts of pre algebra by the end of the year. Here are some great educational gifts for 12 year old boys that reinforce the concepts he is learning in school.
Brain Quest Grade 7Ages 12-13
Designed for 12 and 13 year old boys and girls, the Brain Quest Game makes learning fun. The game presents 1,500 questions and answers to challenge kids and help them learn the fundamentals to be successful heading into the 7th grade.
Summer Bridge Activities Grades 7 – 8Ages 12-13
Sooner or later your 12 year old boy is going to be an eighth grader. What better way to give him a headstart than with Summer Bridge Activities? Eliminate the cobwebs from typical of summer inactivity and he’ll be sharp heading into the 8th grade.
Illuminated World Globe for Kids With Stand
This is a fun gift that’s also very educational. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, as he’ll be able to reference this globe throughout his life. He’ll love that it lights up!
State Quarter MapAges 12+
Is one of his hobbies coin collecting? This state quarter map is made just for holding his entire coin collection. It will teach him the important life skill of perseverance when he’s attemping to complete his collection.
Best Science Kits for a 12 Year Old Boy
Does he have an engineering mind? As he learns how to apply the scientific method, he will conduct experiments in science class. Science kits make great Christmas or birthday presents for 12 year old boys interested in math or science.
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit
For 12 year old boys that love to tinker with technology, the Raspberry Pi is one of the best pieces of tech that you can get for under 100. The miniature computer is roughly the size of a credit and lets kids learn the basics of computers. It’s much more educational than a tablet. The quick start guide will have you up and running in 5 minutes. The best part? Since it can be programmed the creative possibilities are virtually endless.
Piper Computer KitAges 8+
Piper allows your twelve year old boy to build his own computer. The set includes a wooden enclosure case and all the parts necessary to build a computer. The computer is powered by a Raspberry Pi 3 board. The coolest part? He’ll experience a unique Minecraft adventure via assembling and programming various modules.
Snap Circuits SC-750Ages 8+
Winner of a number of prestigious awards, Electronic Snap Circuits lets your aspiring engineer dabble in the fascinating world of engineering and electronics with more than 700 hands-on, fun projects. Snap the parts together to create your circuit. Some of our favorites include the motion detection light project as well as the flying saucer project. Fantastic educational value and nurtures a real love for electronics.
Snap Circuits Light is a fantastic set generating oohs and ahhs with more than 175 unique projects. Snap the circuits together to make the lights illuminate. The coolest part is you can sync your favorite music to the lights to create a cool light show. The best part? These experiments are really fun to do! Sure to provide endless hours of fun.
Snap Circuits Arcade is a cool set that allows your boys to build 200 fun projects. He’ll have a ton of fun creating over twenty playable games. Boys will gain a better appreciation for the world of electronics and engineering. The coolest part? He can venture into creating his own projects once he masters the fundamentals.
Cozmo is one smart robot. He’s no ordinary robot – he has a vibrant personality, learns more about you the more you play with him, and he’s powered by artifical intelligence. 12 year old boys will love experimenting with the Cozmo development kit to program new actions. The best part? No assembly is required – he’s ready to play right out of the box!
4M Water Rocket KitAges 14-15
This Water Rocket Kit is one of our favorite STEM kits. Boys can make their own launching rocket with the plastic bottle, water, and their own pump. He’ll be amazed when it actually takes off 100 feet into the air. Cool kit exposing boys to the fundamentals of rocketry and space flight!
Thames & Kosmos CHEM C3000 (V 2.0)Ages 12-15
In this second edition of CHEM C3000, 12 year olds can run over 300 amazing chemistry experiments. This hands-on set includes many of the tools and chemicals you need but you’ll still need to get some stuff. He’ll even be exposed to chemical equations, atomic structures, and the periodic table. The instructions are pretty straightforward to follow.
EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
This aquatic ecosystem enclosed in a glass sphere is a great introduction to the fascinating world of science and ecosystems. This small sphere houses between three to four marine shrimp, algae and microorganisms. Just place in a lighted area in room temperature and watch the magic of science unfold before your eyes.
This microscope makes a great gift for budding scientists. This is not a toy microscope. With a 10X eyepiece and 4 different lenses, it’s something that you would find in a high school classroom. This one is powerful enough to even see cells up close. Just sticking stuff under the lenses opens up a whole new world in science that most kids don’t even know exists.
Have you ever wonder what is out there? 12 year olds will love exploring what is up in space with this telescope on a sturdy stand. It’s fun just looking up at objects in the sky. With it kids can see Mercury, Mars, and even the moon. For budding astronomers, the entire universe will light up.
Makey MakeyAges 8+
Makey Makey is an innovative STEM kit that makes learning about circuits, user interface design, and physical computing fun. Boys will love how much creative potential this kit offers. Whether he makes a musical instrument, game controller, or a new and inventive design – it’s just bursting full of creativity and he’s only limited by his imagination.
littleBits Rule Your Room KitAges 8+
This Rule Your Room Kit from littleBits empowers the next generation of inventors. The company has been awarded with more than 150 awards for its contributions to the world of STEM. With the included pieces, there are quite many possibilities to unleash your inner creativity. Boys will have endless fun experimenting with different designs and creating booby traps for their siblings.
BOSEbuild Speaker CubeAges 8+
Wouldn’t it be cool to create your own wireless speaker? Here’s a fascinating hands-on set that will teach him how to design his own wireless speaker. The coolest part? It’s a real working speaker that sounds great! Are you ready to build your own speaker?
Elenco Learn to SolderAges 10-15
Do you want to learn to solder? This kit from Elenco has everything you need to get started including the soder and soldering iron. The instruction manual is laid out like a course with instructions and even little quizzes to test your knowledge. If your 12 year old is serious about electronics, this kit is a must have.
Ozobot 2.0 Bit Starter PackAges 8+
This quirky, cool, and inexpensive robot is a great way to introduce 12 year olds to the basics of programming. Kids program the robot by using a simple drag and drop commands to create an instruction set for the robot to follow.
Best Toys for 12 Year Old Boys
Even though he’s getting to be a little older, these top toys for 12 year old boys are sure to make him feel like a kid again.
Building Toys for 12 Year Old Boys
These cool building toys make wonderful gift ideas for a 12 year old boy.
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3Ages 10-15
Lego Mindstorms Ev 3 is amazing. It lets kids create and program their own robots. When you first open the box, it can be overwhelming but the step by step instructions make it easy for any 12 year old to follow along. In the box, it comes with instructions to build the track3r, but there are 5 other robots to build.
LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184Ages 6-14
The Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184 set is a favorite for the holidays. As kids prepare for Christmas, each day they can reveal a new surprise. Is it a mini figure, vehicle, starship, or other collectible? You’ll have to open it up each day to find out. There will be 24 surprises in store for you. Perfect gift for any Star Wars fan for the holidays.
LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Jedi StarfighterAges 8-12
Wasn’t it cool to see Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter in the movie? Now you can take your Yoda Jedi Starfighter on an all-new adventure. This 262-piece set offers a fun build and includes detailed Yoda and R2-D2 minifigs. The folding wings and working cockpit are a cool addition. He’ll love adding this to his collection.
LEGO Star Wars Resistance X-Wing FighterAges 6-12
Blast off into adventure! The Lego Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter is a fun gift for Lego lovers. Although it features a minimalist design, the folding wings and working cockpit are awesome details fans will appreciate. One Resistance X-Wing pilot minifig is included to pilot the starfighter on its missions. The set offers an easy build and there are six different models to collect in all.
LEGO Star Wars AT-ST WalkerAges 8-14
Spring into action with the AT-ST Walker. Featuring a functional cockpit as well as articulated legs, the AT-ST Walker looks absolutely incredible. Imagine it stomping and blasting anything and everything in its path. This 449-piece set includes an AT-ST Driver, Rebel Trooper, and Baze Malbus figures.
LEGO Star Wars Y-Wing StarfighterAges 8-12
Do you remember the Y-Wing Starfighter from the Clone Wars? Prepare for intense intergalactic adventures with the Y-Wing Starfighter. The model features excellent details like a working cockpit and retracting landing gear, capturing the essence of this fighter from the motion picture. Fans will be delighted to add this top-rated set to their collection.
LEGO Star Wars BB-8Ages 10-16
Based on Star Wars: Episode VIII, the LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187 set comprised of 1,106 pieces builds a large detailed model of the lovable BB-8 droid from the Star Wars film. This set will also feature a display stand for your large-scale BB-8 droid. This is expected to be a hot Lego Star Wars set with fans and it looks epic!
LEGO Super Heroes Guardians of The Galaxy The Milano vs. The Abilisk Ages 7-14
Guardians of the Galaxy fans love this set. It’s an epic showdown between The Millano and The Abilisk. Who will win the battle? The vehicles are very nicely detailed with great attention to detail like moving wings and a working cockpit. It’s a fun set to build and makes a fantastic addition to his collection.
LEGO Minecraft The CaveAges 7+
Would you be scared to enter a cave? There’s no need to be scared of this fun cave-themed set. Minecraft The Cave is a well-designed set featuring multiple configurations. The cool part is your twelve year old boy can link this set with other sets to create an even bigger world. The set comes with three mini figures – Steve, a zombie and a spider for acting out exciting adventures in the cave. Just watch out for that TNT crate!
LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom IslandAges 8+
Wouldn’t it be magical to be on an island with mushrooms? Welcome to Mushroom Island – where giant mushrooms are the norm. This 247-piece set features a variety of mushrooms as one would expect along with Alex, Mooshroom, Baby Mooshroom and one Creeper mini figure. With a fantastic looking set and multiple configurations, he’ll be happy to add this to his collection.
LEGO Minecraft The Crafting Box 2.0Ages 8+
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could freely create just about anything you could imagine? This set allows you to do just that! If your twelve year old boy loves Minecraft, the Crafting Box 2.0 is a must-have addition to his collection. This 717-piece set is just bursting with creativity. Just like in the game, you can build large structures and there are so many different possible configurations. Combine this set with your other Minecraft sets for even more creative fun.
LEGO Batman Movie Mr. Freeze Ice Attack Ages 7-14
Can Batman save Gotham City Energy Facility from Mr. Freeze? Mr. Freeze’s Ice Attack is an awesome Lego set. If your 12 year old is trying to collect all the figures, this is a must-have for his collection. Batman, Mr. Freeze, and one security figure are included in this set to recreate the scene. Mr. Freeze is an exclusive figure to this set. Get him, Batman!
LEGO Batman Movie The Batmobile Ages 8-14
The Batmobile vehicle is well-received by fans. It looks super detailed and is easy to put together. What’s even cooler is that the Batmobile boasts three configurations – racing, monster truck, and parallel parking modes. Holy Batman! Who would have guessed? Batman and his side-kick Robin are included along with Man Bat and the Kabuki Twins. Kick it into high gear! Will Batman catch the twins in the Batmobile?
LEGO Batman Movie Batcave Break-inAges 8-14
Want to get a sneak peek of the Batcave? The Batcave Break-In set from the Lego Batman Movie series is one of our favorite sets in the line. The set is incredibly well-designed with plenty of cool vehicles, characters, and more to relive this epic scene from the movie. This is a fantastic set he’ll want to show off to his friends.
LEGO Batman Movie The Joker Notorious Lowrider Ages 8-14
Get a load of that awesome lorider! The Joker and Harley Quinn are on a crime spree. Don’t let ’em escape, Batgirl! The Lowrider vehicle looks incredible in purple, yellow, and green. It’s a fantastic set that doesn’t disappoint with real working suspension and a super cool, bibrant design. Perfect gift for any Lego Batman Movie fan.
LEGO Batman Movie The ScuttlerAges 9-14
Take the helm of the Scuttler and get primed and ready for action. This is one of the most awesomest (is that even a word?) Lego Batman sets. The interactivity and posability of the set makes it quite memorable. Rescue those hostages and show The Joker who’s boss around Gotham. No collection would be complete without this set.
LEGO Batman Movie The Ultimate BatmobileAges 10-16
Do you remember the Ultimate Batmobile from the movie? Now you can have your own version and play out the adventure. The Ultimate Batmobile is our favorite version of Batman’s vehicle. It looks fantastic with incredible details. The best part? It can be turned into four different vehicles – the Batmobile, Bat Tank, Bat Cycle, and Batwing and includes – count ’em – eight minifigs for recreating your favorite moments. A must-have for any Lego Batman fan. Absolutely stunning!
Revell Star Wars AT-ACT Cargo Walker ModelAges 8+
Imagine if you could build your own AT-ACT Cargo Walker. Well, now you actually can! This AT-ACT figure is a great quality model that is as fun to assemble as it is to gaze at. The pieces easily snap together without any glue. The cool thing is that the model features great articulation and a lighted command cockpit so you can bring your scenes to life. Fans won’t be disappointed with this incredible set.
OWI Hydraulic Arm Edge KitAges 10-15
Boys will be fascinated by this cool hydraulic robotic arm. He’ll learn all about hyrdo-mechanical tech while have a total blast. The instructions are very detailed and make building the robot arm easy. It’s a fantastic learning tool that is easily worth every penny.
Leonardo da Vinci Catapult KitAges 8+
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could build your own catapult? The Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit allows you to build a working model of a catapult that looks really cool. Best of all, all the pieces are already cut to the correct shape and size and the glue is included for assembly. Launch some fun!
Little Bits Star Wars Droid Inventor KitAges 8+
Littlebits is known for its snap together magnetic circuit kits but here is something for Star Wars fans. This kit comes with everything 12 year old boys need to build their own Droid that looks like it came straight out of Star Wars. Boys can build R2-D2 or even another droid by simply rearranging the blocks. The best part? They can control it from their phone or even with the “Force.”
Vehicle Toys for Boys Age 12
Justice League Batmobile Collectible VehicleAges 14-18
Wouldn’t it be cool to step inside and take control of the Batmobile? The Justice League Batmobile Vehicle allows boys to do precisely that with a super cool first-person view. It’s like riding as Batman in the vehicle. The Batmobile’s design looks incredible with immaculate detailing. The best part? It emits realistic smoke, features a jump mode, and you can even control it with your phone. The ultimate Justice League Batmobile has arrived!
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious EditionAges 8+
What does driving in the future look like? It looks like Anki Overdrive where there are artificially intelligent supercars racing to win. Are you going to be taken down by AI or are you going to show it who’s boss on the racetrack?
Syma X5C Explorers Quadcopter
Everyone seems to be obsessed with drones. What 12 year old doesn’t want to fly a drone? Now even kids can fly one with the Syma X5 quad. It’s not only a cool flying toy but the coolest photo accessory ever with the built in HD camera for taking photos and recording video.
DoDoeleph Syma X5UW Wifi FPV 720P HDAges 13+
If you’re looking for a drone with a camera, the Syma X5UW is a good option. It shoots high-quality video – competing with some of the higher priced models out there. Our favorite feature is the Flight Plan feature. Here you can literally map out the route on your smartphone and it will follow that path. The drone flies up to 10 minutes. It’s a good value – all things considered.
DJI Phantom 3
The DJI 3 is a couple of years old now, but it’s a greater value now thanks to the significant drop in price. It earns our Editor’s Choice for drones, supporting flight times ranging up to 25 minutes and shooting stunning HD video. Clearly, it’s in a class of its own when compared to other drones. It’s quite stable during flight and is well-built. This is the cream of the crop without having to spend thousands.
Sphero Star Wars BB-9E Droid
Are you ready to go to the dark side? If your boy loved BB-9 in the film, he’s sure to love this minitaure interactive droid full of personality and smarts. The coolest part is that you can control him with your smart device. Boys can get creative and direct their own little mini Star Wars adventures.
Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Dancing GrootAges 4+
Meet Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy. He says, ‘I am Groot! And more. This lil’ guy also dances to your music or its pre-recorded music. He’s well-designed and looks incredibly cute. What’s there not to love?
Funko POP! Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke SkywalkerAges 3-15
Standing 3.75-inches tall, this realistic replica of Luke Skywalker looks very cool. The facial mask details are insanely good. Makes a fantastic addition to your boy’s collection.
Minecraft Mini Figure Collector CaseAges 6-12
If he collects Minecraft figures, this is an excellent storage container for 32 of his collectibles. Open the case up to reveal a hidden Minecraft playset. A must-have for any Minecraft fan!
Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation StudioAges 6-12
The Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator literally puts your 12 year old boy in the director’s seat. Equipped with fifteen movie props and four mini-figures, he can begin bringing his vision to stunning reality. Best of all, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to animate. Let the creativity begin!
Funko Five Nights Funtime Freddy PlushAges 3+
Inspired by Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location, this stylish and cute plush figure is a fun gift for fans of the new game. The figure measures 8-inches tall and is a worthy addition to his collection. Collect all your favorites!
ROBLOX Champions 6 Pack 6 FigAges 6+
Twelve year old boys love the world of Roblox. Brace yourself for epic battles! This Champions of Roblox set includes six well-designed figures with basic articulation. The coolest part? He can mix and match parts to make a fun new creation and he can redeem an exclusive virtual item for the game online with an included scratch-off code. Who will be the undistputed Champion?
Pokemon TCG: Lycanroc-GX Box Card GameAges 6+
Is he a huge Pokemon collector? This Lycanroc GX Box Card Game is the perfect gift for Pokemon Trading Card Game fans. This pack includes one huge Lycanroc-GX foil card along with another one-of-a-kind Lycanroc-GX foil card. With 200 HP, Lycanroc is sure to give you an advantage over your opponents. Bring on the competition!
Poke Ball Full-View PRO Binder for Pokémon 9 Pocket CardAges 8+
Does he have many Pokemon Trading Cards? He needs a good place to store these. This fun Pokeball themed binder provides enough storage for as many as 360 trading cards. Keep your collection in prisitine condition and he can easily reference them while they remain free of oil and dirt.
2017 Topps Baseball Retail Edition Complete
Is he a huge baseball fan? What baseball fan doesn’t want to collect Topps Baseball cards? This officially licensed MLB product includes the complete set for 2017 – a whopping 700 cards for his collection that’s sure to make him go WOW! Sure to be a homerun!
Riddell NFL Helmet Tracker Set
Is he a huge NFL fan? With this NFL Tracker set he can track teams as they progress through the Playoffs and ultimately to the Super Bowl. The set contains authentic replicas of all 32 NFL teams’ helmets. Fantastic visual aide to track who’s in contention for the ultimate prize.
Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master LightsaberAges 4+
Twelve year old boys will love recreating their favorite moments from the movie with this Star Wars Bladebuilders Jedi Master Lightsaber. It looks just like in the movies and it boasts cool lights and sound effects that enhance your role play experience. May the Force be with you young Jedi warrior!
Harry Potter WandAges 3-14
Officially licensed by Warner Brothers, this Harry Potter Wand is sure to make any Potter head jump for joy! It’s an authenic replica of the wand seen in the movies, crafted to precise scale. As a special touch, the wand is enclosed in a special wand box inspired by Ollivander’s wand box from the movie.
Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron HelmetAges 8+
With scuff marks, this beautiful helmet looks like it came straight out of the latest Star Wars movie. Designed to fit just about every head, it’s something that every Star Wars nut needs on their shelf. Not only does it look incredible, it lets you communicate with BB-8 thanks to its surround sound speaker system. Now he can finally live out his dreams of becoming the next Rebel pilot.
Top Blasters for 12 Year Old Boys
Boys love anything that shoots. Blasters are still top gifts for 12 year old boys. Here are some that will satisfy his need to fire something.
RECOIL Starter SetAges 12+
RECOIL is just like playing a first-person shooter in the real world. 12 year old boys who love Call of Duty will go nuts over this. It combines several innovative technologies to create the next-gen laser tag experience. The game supports up to 16 players. Get ready for a real blast!
Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 RedAges 14+
The Nerf Rival Artemis XVII-3000 Red is designed for boys ages 14 and older. Younger boys can also join in the fun as long as they are wearing the proper protective gear – like face masks and vests. Feel the intensity as these blasters feature heated slam-fire action. These blasters are more reliable than your standard Nerf blasters.
Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K, BlueAges 14+
If you’re not the type to settle for second best, the Nerf Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K is for you. This is Nerf’s flagship model in this year’s Rival line. The blaster features an unprecedented 100 rounds of ammo. You can feel the intensity of competition. Although they are rated for 14 and up, 12 year olds will love these as they rarely jam up. Since they shoot at a much faster rate, we recommend wearing a protective mask and vest.
Nerf Rival Face MaskAges 14+
Designed for use with Nerf Rival blasters, the Nerf Rival Face Mask is the protective gear you need to have safe fun and, well, protect your face from getting stung in the face. It’s better to be safe than sorry by investing in the right gear to have the best Nerf Rival experience. The masks have a breathable design to keep you cool while remaining protected. Choose from Team Red and Team Blue face masks.
Nerf Modulus Regulator BlasterAges 8+
The Regulator is the big new Modulus blaster out this year. It features Switch-Fire technology with three firing modes, bringing versaility to your missions. The ability to customize this blaster is the coolest feature and why so many fans choose this blaster over others. There are literally thousands of possible combinations for all types of missions!
Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm BlasterAges 8+
The StrongArm is a great compact size blaster. It features a 6-dart system with slam-fire tech. The range on these blasters is fantastic – reaching up to distances 75 feet away. And the Tactical Rail gives you versatility for customization. Great for those on-the-go missions where speed is an important factor.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Triad EX-3 BlasterAges 8+
Although the Triad EX-3 looks small at first glance – don’t let that throw you off. This little bad boy packs an incredible amount of power in its mini size. Feel the MEGA power! It’s capable of firing 90 feet away so you better be afraid – very afraid!
Nerf N-Strike Elite DualStrike BlasterAges 8+
The Nerf N-Strike Elite DualStrike Blaster ushers in a world with Elite darts and MEGA darts, hence the name ‘DualStrike’. The cool part is you can actually switch between the two types of ammo in the heat of battle. The blaster has pretty decent range of 65 feet or so – so opponents better keep their distance.
BOOMco DXD58 HALO UNSC MA5 BlasterAges 8-13
Does he love Halo? Then he’ll most likely recognize this blaster from the game. It’s the iconic MA5 from the game. This looks totally badass and it’s ready to unleash its fury with rapid fire tech. The pump-action is a really awesome touch.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Stockade BlasterAges 8+
Featuring semi-automatic firing and a revolving barrel, the Elite Stockade Blaster is a blaster he’ll love. It’s a total blast to have on missions. Boys will appreciate the accuracy and how easy it’s to use. Having the rapid fire power at your disposal gives you a pure adrenaline rush. The blaster has great range of 75 feet.
Nerf N-Strike Elite HyperFire BlasterAges 8+
The Elite HyperFire is locked and loaded on fun. It has motorized rapid firing which gives you a rush during battles. Its range is also great at up to 90 feet. Blast your way to victory with Nerf’s quickest blaster!
Nerf Modulus Tri-StrikeAges 8+
Although the Modulus Tri-Strike was released a few years back, it’s still a popular blaster. The coolest part? You can build and customize your blaster based on your mission. There are literally thousands of possible combinations. The blaster features three ways to blast and includes Elite darts, MEGA darts, and a missile.
Laser X Two Player Laser Gaming SetAges 6-15
Twelve year old boys will love Laser X. It’s the ultimate laser tag experience. The range on these taggers is really impressive – up to 200 feet or so. This Two Player Pack contains two taggers and you can choose whether to play on teams, individually, or go rogue. There’s even an entertaining soundtrack if you connect your headphones. Who’s in it to win it?
Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-PackAges 8+
The Nerf Lazer Tag system has been on the market some time. It’s actually very popular among tween boys. Who doesn’t love a little laser tag every now an then? It’s very competitive and super fun. What’s not to love?
Nerf N-Strike Elite Precision Target SetAges 8+
Looking to sharpen your targeting skills? This Nerf Precision Targeting System fits the bill. It comes bundled with one FireStrike blaster and the target. Hitting the bullseye yields the maximum score of 100. Challenge yourself to see how many you can land directly on the bullseye. Ready, aim, FUN!
Nerf N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest KitAges 8+
The Nerf N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest is the perfect accessory for Nerf enthusiasts. When you’re in the heat of battle, you’re sure to run out of ammo sooner or later. With this tactical vest you can minimize the impact of the incoming fire and store additional ammo for your missions.
Bear Wizard Bow Set
Featuring a durable construction, the Bear Wizard Bow set is an awesome set for twelve year olds who are adventurerous. The bow accommodates both right and left handed archers. It’s a fantastic set and it allows you to shoot straight at your target. Hits the bullseye on fun!
Stream Machine Water Launcher GunAges 8-15
Ready for some water blasting action? The Original Stream Machine is a water blaster that shoots as far as 70 feet away. It’s the perfect way to stay cool on a hot day. It’s great just about anywhere you can imagine. Are you ready to soak up the competition?
The Original Stomp Rocket: Dueling 4-RocketAges 6+
Looking for a fun and competitive outdoor activity? The Dueling Stomp Rocket is perfect for some friendly competition. It’s all about who can get their rocket to blast off higher. Will it be yours? Step up your game and bring all that you’ve got cause winner takes all!
Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun
Twelve year old boys are obsessed with these BB guns. Who wouldn’t want one of these bad boys? The rifle features a 650-shot maximum capacity and shoots very fast. Extreme caution should be taken when using these guns. Never point them at anyone, as you may cause serious damage.
Taurus Millennium PT-111 Spring Powered Pistol
There is nothing more that 12 year olds want than an air soft gun that fires BBs. Proper supervision and safety is always required with air soft guns as these are not toys. Using a spring mechanism, the Taurus Millennium PT-111 makes a great airsoft gun for beginners. For the price, it is one of the best values.
Tippmann Cronus Paintball Gun 3Skull Mega Set
At 12 years old, he’s probably begging for a new paintball set. The Tippmann Cronus Mega set is complete set that is great for beginners. It comes with the proper safety gear and the paintball gun.
Daisy PowerLine Slingshot
What 12 year old boy wouldn’t want his own slingshot? The Daisy PowerLine is a really good slingshot for beginners. You can use it to shoot all types of ammo from marbles to small rocks. While it does require adult supervision and should only be used for target practice in the backyard, it is quite powerful and fires projectiles at a very fast speed.
Outdoor Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys
Web Riderz Outdoor Swing N’ SpinAges 3-15
No matter your age – you never get too old to ride Web Riderz Swing n’ Spin. It’s built to last and it’s perfect for relaxing and just letting the breeze run through your hair. The Web Riderz is rated for up to 600 pounds so multiple riders can ride along. Wheee! It’s such a blast!
Capture the Flag REDUXAges 12+
Here is a fun modern twist on the classic game of Capture the flag. The game consists of two glowing orbs that each team must hide. The other team has to capture the orb and bring it back to their home base without being caught. The glow in the dark aspect takes the thrill to a whole different level.
KanJam Ultimate Disc Game
Kanjam is an exciting, interactive and fast-paced team-oriented game. It’s a really fun outdoor disc game that’s perfect for the beach, yard and many more places. The game is simple yet challenging as you have to throw, deflect and score. Will you be the Kanjam champ?
If your 12 year old boy has never tried Spikeball before, it’s worth checking out because it’s non-stop fun. You get a great workout and it’s great 2 on 2 action. The game has similarities to volleyball as you’ll be spiking a ball into a net and richoceting it into the air. The collapsible legs make storage a breeze.
WALKAROO XTREME Steel Balance StiltsAges 6+
Rise to the occasion with Walkaroo Xtreme Balance Stilts! These stilts are strong and lightweight and deliver an extreme experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Makes a great birthday gift for boys who want to take a ride on the wild side.
This complete slackline set works as promised. It’s easy to setup and he’ll get good physical activity and have a blast performing a variety of tricks and core strengthening exercises. Great fun for the whole family!
90′ Eagle Series Seated Zipline Kit
Who wouldn’t love a zipline in their own backyard? Now your 12 year old’s dream can become a reality with the Eagle Series Zipline. It’s fairly easy to install. Simply attach the cable between trees. Then invite the whole neighborhood over for some backyard fun. Since it holds up to 200 lbs, you might even find yourself zipping through the air.
This flying Ultra disc is something every boy should own. It’s super easy to play with and it’s so much fun. It flies great through the air and it’s quite durable for endless fun and delight. Select from a wide range of colors with the Ultra logo imprinted on the front face.
Aerobie Skylighter Disc
If he’s into high-flying adventures, this Aerobie Skylighter Disc provides spectacular flights day or night! It’s the perfect outdoor activity to play with a friend or family. Great for the park, at the beach, and more. The best part? Just because nightfall comes doesn’t mean you have to end the action thanks to the cool glowing effect.
Swimline Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice Float
For your next pool party, you’ll be the talk of the town with this realistic inflatable pizza slice. And, yeah, if you want you can eat your pizza and sleep in it!
Gift Ideas for The Adventurous 12 Year Old Boy
Got a 12 year old who loves playing outdoors? For the boy scout in him, these gifts are tons of fun and provide a whole lot of adventure.
Monkey Bike Wheel Light
Is your 12 year old looking to ride around in style while staying safe? The Monkey Wheel light creates over 40 different light shows on his bike wheels as he pedals the bike. There is everything from spirals to rocket ships. Who said being safe is boring?
Brightz, Ltd. Wheel Brightz LED Bicycle Accessory Light
Looking for a cool decoration for your boy’s bike? Wheel Brightz is a cool decoration for his wheels that are at least 20-inch in diameter. A variety of cool colors are available for your bike. They are easy to install and look fantastic in the dark. Great birthday gift idea!
Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
Set your sights on fun! The Bushnell Falcon Binoculars is the perfect gift for exploring the Great Outdoors. Whether you like bird watching, exploring nature or something in between this is the perfect tool to make discovery and exploration incredibly fun!
Bounty Hunter TK4 Tracker IV Metal Detector
What twelve year old boy doesn’t like finding treasures? The Bounty Hunter is the perfect tool to make your search easier. It’s lightweight and easy to use. What amazing things will he dig up? Let the hunting adventure begin!
Nite Ize Radiant 250 Rechargeable Headlamp
If he’s the adventurous type, the Nite Ize Radiant headlamp is the perfect travel accessory. It’s arguably one of the best headlamps out there. It’s functional, lightweight, and delivers about two to four hours of light. The lamp features five different light modes. Recharging the device is quick and easy, taking less than two hours.
Osprey Porter Travel Backpack Bag
Going on an outdoor adventure? Don’t forget your travel backpack. It’s comfy, roomy, and a great solution for your travel needs. It’s a high quality bag that will make his travels less stressful.
Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife
A Swiss Army Pocket Knift is a must for any adventurer. It’s a handy tool that has so many uses. The pocket knife has a 1 1/4 inch blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers, and a toothpick. It’s constructed with high quality craftsmanship. Makes a great gift idea for your boy.
Coleman Camo 45 Degree Youth Sleeping Bag
The Coleman Camo Sleeping Bag is great all year long during any season. It keeps him comfortable even during uncomfortable weather conditions. The build quality is very good and it comes with a handy compression carrying case to make traveling with it easier.
Zebco 33 Spincast Combo
The Zebco 33 Spincast provides the smoothest, best casting. It’s one of the most popular reels in America. The reel features 100 yards of a ten pound Cajun line. Perfect set for beginners and he’ll save time and effort since it’s ready for fishing.
Sundome 4 Person Tent
The Sundome 3 Person Tent is reasonably priced and has a nice modern look for your next trip. Setting up the tent is fairly easy. The quality of the tent is great for the price and it even can withstand inclement weather. Realistically, this tent is good for one or two people.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
If ever there was a life-saving product – the LifeStraw would be at the top of the list. It will save you from having to carry so much water around and that alone is priceless. The best part? It’s easy to use and it turns dirty water into clean drinkable water. It’s no wonder it has garnered numerous awards and has been used by millions!
Coleman Expedition 205-Piece All Purpose First Aid Kit
Whenever you are venturing away from home, it’s always good to be prepared for accidents and emergencies. This First Aid Kit is perfect for your travels. It has just about everything you would need and it comes in a slim design with a handy case.
Solo Stove Lite
The Solo Stove Lite is a game-changing product for the outdoors. It provides you with a clean burn for cooking outdoors. Just place your uncooked food in a pan over the fire and get ready for a hearty meal. If you’re planning on eating – and who isn’t – this is essential travel gear.
Brunton TruArc3 Baseplate Scouting Compass
With two degrees of resolution, the Brunton TruArc 3 Base Plate Compass is an essential while traveling. You’ll always know which direction to head in. Can you imagine how you would feel without a sense of direction? A map and this compass will be your best friends in guiding you to your destination.
ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters
Where does one rest when your out in the Great Outdoors? The ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock is perfect for lounging after a long day of traveling. The hammock is perfect for all types of outdoor adventures from camping and hiking and more. It comfortably fits up to two people and holds 400 pounds max. Go ahead and get some rest.
MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0
This Inflatable Solar Light is a great travel idea. It’s powered by solar energy and inflates so it doesn’t take up much room in your travel bag. It’s perfect for getting around at night and it can be hand-carried or clipped onto your backpack. Now that’s a ‘bright’ idea!
X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets
Emergencies can happen while you’re traveling so your best defense is to be prepared in advance. The X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets are hands-down the best survival gear when you find yourself in an emergency situation. It has a compass, fire starter, emergency knife and whistle, and a rescue rope. A practical, worthwhile, and very affordable gift he’ll appreciate.
Cartman Orange 39-Piece Tool Set
Even 12 year old boys need tools to work on projects. This set includes all the essentials from a hammer and measuring tape to screwdriver, plier, wrench and more. This set comes with a handy carrying case for easy transport and storage.
Gift Ideas for The Sporty 12 Year Old Boy
Got a 12 year old who loves playing outdoors? These sporty gifts are tons of fun.
Skywalker Trampolines Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
Is there anything more fun than a huge 12 foot trampoline? Turn your backyard into a playground. This one from Skywalker even features a basketball hoop inside. Everyone will want to come and hang out at your place.
Fitbit Alta HR
The Fitbit Alta HR is a great fitness tracker for boys. It has all the features you want: slim design, heart rate, calorie burn, REM sleep, steps tracking, and more. In fact, this is their slimmest design yet. Are you ready to achieve your goals?
Tanner Tees are well-regarded as some of the best tees in the world. More college and pro players use the Tanner Tee than competitor tees. It’s a fanstastic tee that is the gold standard in the world of tees. It’s both durable and functional and a great, long-lasting investment.
Easton S550 Youth Baseball Bat
Meeting the new 2018 USA Bat Standard, the Easton S550 is a fantastic gift for 12 year old boys who love playing baseball. Since the bat is designed to be lightweight, it delivers a much faster bat speed. He’ll be able to hit much farther as a result when making full contact. The bat also looks quite stylish and comes with a comfortable all-sports grip.
Rawlings Premium Pro Series Glove
Designed for elite and casual players, the Rawlings Renegade Softball Glove is a fantastic baseball glove. It breaks in easily and makes it easy to catch. It gets the job done as expected. ‘Nuff said.
Louisville Slugger UPM 45 Blue Flame Pitching
This Louisville Slugger Pitching Machine is an excellent investment in your child’s training. You can thank us later for saving your arm. It’s manually operated and it’s the standard of the Babe Ruth League among others. It throws hard and soft balls at different speeds up to 45 MPH and is great for improving his game.
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball
For soccer enthusiasts this Wilson ball makes a great gift idea. It’s perfect for the backyard, soccer field or even on the street. The size 5 ball is equivalent to the regulation size soccer ball and perfect for twelve year old boys. Sure to satisfy any soccer fan.
SKLZ Star-Kick Hands Free Solo Soccer Trainer
If you are looking for a great soccer training aide the SKLZ Star-Kick Solo Soccer Trainer is a great choice. If you want to be the best, you have to train like the best. It’s compatable with size 5 balls which are suitable for age 12. Strap the ball in and start practicing. The best part? You’ll spend more time practicing and less time chasing the ball.
Franklin Sports Competition Goal
Who loves soccer? If you’re looking for a sturdy and functional soccer goal, the Franklin Sports Competition Soccer Goal is one. The net is weather-proof and the goal measures 6 feet W x 4 feet H x 3 feet D.
Nerf N-Sports Pro Grip FootballAges 5+
Calling all football fans! This stylish Nerf N-Sports Pro Grip Football lets boys go long and deep like a professional NFL player. It’s a great soft ball for playing catch and you don’t have to worry about wrecking somebody’s car.
Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler ToyAges 6+
Designed with a special long-range tail, the Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler howls as it takes flight. You’ll feel supercharged like a real NFL QB with how deep you can actually throw the ball. Super fun and exciting and sure to provide endless hours of delight!
Wilson NFL Official Football
This officially licensed NFL game ball from Wilson allows boys to bring their favorite game to the backyard, park, and more. The ball is designed to maintain its shape and it is quite durable to handle rough play. This official size is perfect for 12 year old boys with larger hands. For smaller hands consider the Junior-size ball. The ball provides great grip for great throwing accuracy.
Glow City Ball
Glow City offers a fantastic range of glowing sports balls with great perfomance. Boys can choose from basketball, footballs, and soccer balls. Your games don’t have to stop when darkness hit. Keep the game and the fun going strong with these glow-in-the-dark balls.
Franklin Sports NFL Deluxe Youth Uniform Set
If your twelve year old is a huge football fan, this NFL Deluxe Youth Uniform Set from Franklin Sports makes a wondeful gift. The set includes a helmet, jersey, and team pants plus more. Great for showing your team spirit on Game Day at the game.
Baden Champions Volleyball Badminton Set
Is he into sports like volleyball and badminton. If so, this Champions Volleyball Badminton Set would make the perfect gift! The set includes everything you need to setup game, including the boundaries and poles. It’s an excellent value that will provide years of great fun and delight.
Tachikara SV-MNC Volley-Lite Volleyball
The Volley-Lite Volleyball from Tachikara is our favorite light volleyball. It’s great for bumping, setting, and slamming. Your forearms won’t be as sore after a game. You can thank us afterwards.
Wilson Federer Strung Tennis Racquet
The Wilson Federer Tennis Racket delivers fantastic power and performance. It’s the perfect racket for beginning players that delivers great control and comfort in a lightweight design.
Mylec Deluxe Folding Hockey Goal Set
Measuring 48 inches W x 37 inches H, this Hockey Goal set from Mylec includes a foldable hockey goal, twin sticks and a hockey ball. Twelve year olds will love playing this game. And at this price it’s hard to beat!
Spalding NBA Player Basketball
Featuring the official weight and size of an NBA ball, this Spalding NBA Player Basketball features greats like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and more. The ball features his likeness along with the player’s autograph. The ball delivers great perfomance on the court and has a good weight and feel to it.
Wilson Evolution Indoor Basketball
The Wilson Evolution Basketball is simply the best indoor basketball you can buy. Why? It has a soft wonderful grip that you don’t get with other brands. This is the ball everyone wants to play with. Now it comes in a slick black version.
Lifetime 1221 Pro Portable Basketball System
Does he frequently play basketball with his friends? This Lifetime Pro Court Basketball System with 44-inch adjustable backboard makes an excellent gift idea. It’s well-built and designed to last. Fill the base of the unit with water or sand to add sturdiness to the system. Let’s get ready for some exciting hoops action!
Century The Original Wavemaster Training Bag
Designed for delivering a great combination of rebound and resistance, the Century Wavemaster is a great choice for twelve year old boys who need a training bag. You’ll be surprised by how durable these really are. You won’t be disappointed by this training equipment.
Tumbl Trak Folding Gymnastics Mat
Boys love these gymnastics mats. They’re ideal for tumbling, wrestling, karate, exercise, and more and they hold up quite well. These high quality mats measure 4 W x 8 L feet. Choose from a variety of color choices.
Winmau Blade 4 Bristle Dartboard
This professional quality dartboard is fantastic for tween boys. It’s a great board that will last quite a while. Thanks to the thinner wire design, you really have fewer bounce-outs. It’s an awesome board that makes for fun times with friends.
Franklin Sports Table Tennis To Go
Love playing table tennis but don’t have the room for a full-sized table? With this to-go set you can convert any table into a table tennis table. Let the fun and games begin!
adidas Alliance II Sackpack
Boys will regularly use these functional draw string bag from adidas. They have an easy to use cinch design to close the bag. The bag is reversible and is available in colors and styles synched with adidas’ footwear and apparel for a coordinated look.
adidas Team Speed Small Duffel Bag
These adidas Team Speed Small Duffel Bags are hip and stylish. They feature the genuine adidas logo with a very roomy interior and a side mesh pocket. The bag can be held by the handles or worn over the body. It’s perfect for the gym.
Easton Bat Pack
If he is in baseball, this compact bat pack from Easton is the perfect gift. It is designed to hold all of his baseball equipment including his helmet, balls, gloves, and cleats. Inside it has 2 different compartments which are perfect for keeping things separate but still organized. There are even 2 mesh pockets on each side that are perfect for holding baseball bats.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
These insulated sports water bottles are great for keeping him hydrated while he’s out and about playing sports. Its tech keeps drinks hot for six hours and cold for up to a full day. Available in a variety of cool colors.
Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet
This Razor helmet is a great quality helmet that will protect his head. It’s great for biking, skating and more. They provide a great fit and keep you well ventilated. Choose from a variety of fun, stylish colors. Don’t skimp out on protection for your noggin’!
Revolution Core 32 Advanced Balance Board
What if you never had to leave your house to skate? This balance board mimics the feeling you get with any board sports as it balances on a plastic roll. The best part? When you practice with this, you will get better at balancing so that you can skate, surf, or ski better. 12 year old boys will spend hours on this.
Penny Classic Complete Skateboard
This Penny retro skateboard is simply the best skateboard around even for beginners. What makes it so great? It is easy control with better turning, coasting, and acceleration. This skateboard may just be worth every penny.
Razor Ripstik Caster Board
Supporting riders up to 220 pounds, the Razor Ripstik is an awesome hybrid ride-on combining a skateboarding and snowboarding experience in one captivating ride. It’s a modern day skateboard with 2 wheels. It’s got a rotating pole in the middle which allows you to turn the back and front of the board independently. Learning to ride it takes some practice, but it’s a lot of fun and it gets kids exercising.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could surf on land? Well, with the Razor RipSurf boys can! It’s just like a surfboard with wheels that allow him to carve just like on a surfboard. Supporting riders up to 220 pounds, the Ripsurf is perfect for twelve year old boys. Surf’s up!
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Self-Balancing Smart Scooter – Black
Who doesn’t want a self balancing scooter? It’s like a Segway without the handles and probably the coolest new way for 12 year old boys to get around. The 2 wheeled Swagway goes up to 8 mph with a charge that lasts almost an hour. At first balancing on it is a lot like learning to ride a bike, but once you figure it out there no better way to get around. You’ll be the coolest kid in town.
Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter
The Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter delivers a smooth riding experience for 12 year old boys with its bigger wheels. The scooter is well-engineered with strong aluminum and it has a good braking system. Boys will fall in love! Highly recommended!
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
Vroom vroom! Boys will love riding the E100 Electric Scooter. It’s well-built with a chain-powered motor that makes small hills look like nothing. It reaches exhilarating speeds of 10 miles per hour to get you where you want to go and it’s quite stable. The E100 provides about forty minutes to an hour of continuous operation. An amazingly fun riding experience you don’t want to miss!
Razor SX500 Mcgrath Dirt Electric Motocross Bike
Wouldn’t it be cool to ride your own motocross bike? This one from Razor is like a smaller version of the real thing and thrill seekers will absolutely love it. Your 12 year old won’t be able to stop riding this dirt bike that reaches a top speed of 15 MPH. Dirt, hills, and concrete are no match for this bike. When your 12 year old is not looking, you might even want to take it for a spin.
Merax Finiss 26-Inch Mountain Bike
The Merax Finiss 26 inch 21-speed Mountain Bike is a solid and well-constructed bike made from lightweight aluminum. It offers a smooth ride with quality brakes. The bigger wheels are perfect for 12 year old boys. Considering the high quality and construction, this is a great value.
EzyRoller Classic Ride OnAges 4-14
The EzyRoller ride-on has an innovative design and delivers a unique riding experience unlike anything you’ve ridden before. It can best be described as a hybrid of a bicycle and scooter. Best of all? Riding it is like poetry in motion and it’s a complete blast. He’ll love coming back to this again and again.
Razor FlashRider 360
Imagine riding a go-kart like Mario Kart. The FlashRider 360 is an award-winning ride-on vehicle. It delivers awesome riding performance. The cool thing is riders can perform drifts and full spins that are exhilarating. The FlashRider emits cool sparks from behind. Hop on for non-stop thrills and excitement. You could never do all this in Mario Kart!
Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick
The Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick is well-built and delivers great bouncing performance. The quality is great at this price point. It’s a pure joy to ride and it’s sure to provide endless bouncin’ fun!
Arts & Crafts
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
This gallon of classic white glue is perfect for making homemade slime and your arts and crafts projects. The glue is washable and makes great slime that feels incredibly gooey to the touch. The glue has a bit of scent to it. Sure to entertain him for hours!
Crazy Aaron’s Mixed By Me Thinking PuttyAges 8+
Want to make your own slime? This creative set allows boys to create their own slime in different colors of your choosing. You’ll have so much fun mixing, stretching, and sculpting it that you’ll probably lose track of time. The coolest part? It glows in the dark!
Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit
Looking to have fun with tie-dye? This One Step Tie-Dye Kit is the perfect way to express his creativity. Bring your colorful vision to life with this kit good for up to five of his friends. Compete to see who can create the best design. May the best design win!
Perler Beads 22,000 Count Bead Jar Multi-Mix ColorsAges 5-7
Looking for the ultimate set to inspire his creativity? Perler Beads inspire a world of creativity and keep you engaged for hours at a time. This set of 22,000 beads has good variety and you are only limited by your imagination. Gear up for fun times ahead!
How would you like to bring the Minecraft experience into the real world? Minecraft fans will go crazy over this Papercraft Overworld set. This craft kit is easy to build and includes more than 9-pieces. Boys will enjoy playing with this awesome set, as it’s really fun – just like the game. Makes a great birthday gift!
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft KitAges 7-15
How would you like to train your Lego bricks to do incredible new tricks? Chain Reactions is an award-winning set with ten incredible machines. This set encourages him to explore big ideas in the world of science. The real fun comes from experimenting with designing his own creations.
Lego Crazy Action Contraptions is a fantastic set with a good variety of projects. The speedster is one of our favorites. He’ll be entertained and even learn a bit about mechanical construction in the process. Highly recommended!
Spirograph Deluxe Design SetAges 3+
Spirograph is a very satisfying set providing hours of fun. Boys will enjoy creating all sorts of fun and exciting designs. But the best part? Turning those designs into works of arts will stretch his imagination and creativity to new unimaginable levels.
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book
So you’ve got a Swiss Army Knife? Now you can learn how to create simple, fun projects with your knife. This book is packed with over forty creative projects that will blow your mind. Create everything from eating utencils to animals and more. Who knew you could have so much fun with a Swiss Army Knife?
Lulu Jr. My Comic BookAges 8-16
Always dreamt of making your own comic book? My Comic Book lets boys make their own comic book with eighteen pages. Add your personal touch to it and create the plot and illustrations. The company prints your comic and delivers it to you. What a fascinating gift sure to make him smile!
Klutz Star Wars Folded FlyersAges 8-15
Does he love making paper airplanes? Now he can craft awesome Star Wars paper airplanes with this exciting set from Klutz. Boys can create thirty different starfighter ships. The designs are really cool. The best part? These planes actually fly.
Klutz Paper Flying Dragons Craft KitAges 8-15
This paper plane craft kit is an enjoyable set that brings fantasy to reality. These flying dragons really fly. The cool part is each dragon flies differently based on the type of dragon. A very cool touch that will ignite his imagination!
The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to DrawAges 10-13
Boys will love how this creative and visual book shows them how to draw. It’s a brilliant concept from author Mark Crilley. It’s a book that will inspire him to start drawing and allow him to tap into his creative potential.
Art for Kids: DrawingAges 8+
Are you ready to unleash your artistic potential? This is an awesome art book for kids interested in drawing. The presentation is so clean and easy to follow and he’ll learn several techniques to improve his skills and inspire him to use his newly learned skills.
How to Draw PokemonAges 7-10
Is he a big Pokemon enthusiast? With How to Draw Pokemon, he’ll learn how to draw his favorite Pokemon figures. The book is easy to follow with step by step stroke guidance. He’ll be impressed with the characters he can create. Sure to be a hit with Pokemon fans!
Harry Potter Coloring BookAges 8+
Love coloring books? Harry Potter fans will go crazy over this Harry Potter Coloring Book. The paper featured in this book is very high quality and perfect for coloring. The illustrations are dazzling and it makes for a perfect gift for Harry Potter fans.
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
These 24-pack of Prismcolor Premier Colored Pencils are the best colored pencils. They are especially great for artists because they can use them to shade. Plus, these colors deliver nice even coverage on the page for a visually appealing look that catches the eye.
Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers
Are you ready for some fun with Sharpies? This 24-pack of Sharpies is bursting with colors! These permanent markers come in a variety of colors to create amazing artwork. The pens feature a fine point for creating all that intricate detailing that will make your work standout as a masterpiece.
Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better value on an art set for boys. This 80-piece art set gives you great bang for the buck. It includes everything from oil pastels to paintbrushes and more. A fantastic set sure to inspire his imagination!
Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Markers
The Smell-A-Meter has blown a fuse thanks to the insanely good smells emitted from these Mr. Sketch Scented Markers. Fourteen scented markers with different scents are included to invigorate your senses and captivate your imagination. Let your imagination run wild!
Gift Ideas for The 12 Year Old Board Game Lover
Looking for the best gift for a 12 year old boy? Try one of these board games.
Designed for two to eight players, Codenames is the #1 top secret word game. One-word clues, like ‘Hot: 2’, for example, are provided that can be linked to several of the words laid out. Each team has to attempt to successfully determine the words associated with their team’s color, ensuring they don’t pick ones from their opponents. Both teams want to avoid the assassin. Will you discover all the spy’s codenames?
Watch Ya’ Mouth Family EditionAges 8+
Watch Ya’ Mouth Family Edition is the perfect game for family game night. Prepare for an incredibly fun time with lots of drool and pure wackiness. Pop the mouthpiece into your mouth and let the fun and games begin! What did he say? LOL! Who knew something so simple could be one of the funniest party games?
Exploding KittensAges 7+
Exploding Kittens is one of tween boys’ favorite card games. It’s the most-backed Kickstarter ever. The game is a ton of fun and you have to try to not let your kitten go kaboom. Just wish the quality of the cards was better given the price. Nevertheless, it’s a popular game you don’t want to miss!
Ticket To RideAges 8-12
Designed for two to five players, Ticket To Ride has players racing around North America to see who can visit the most cities in a matter of seven days. With a million dollars at stake, do you have what it takes to win? It’s a great game for those who love strategy.
5 Second RuleAges 10-20
You can’t help stop laughing with 5 Second Rule. The game is so simple yet incredibly fun and is sure to generate a ton of laughter. You pick a card and have just five seconds to announce three answers on topic. Wait ’til you hear some of the wackiest answers when people are under time pressure. Watching ’em fail is EPIC. Great fun with family and friends. Highly recommend!
Hasbro Pie Face GameAges 5+
Pie Face is all-out wacky fun for the whole family. It’s almost guaranteed to make people laugh. Slip your head into the mask and turn the crank. One wrong move and there goes the arm SPLAT straight into your face! For some added thrills, add some whipped cream to take the experience to the next level. The thrill of seeing another player’s face smooshed with cream is absolutely priceless!
Monopoly Board Game The Classic EditionAges 8+
No board game collection would be complete without the classic game of Monopoly. This is one for the ages that has stood the ultimate test of time. Millions of gamers have been delighted by this game about property trading, monopoly, and bankruptcy. If your twelve year old boy hasn’t played it yet, it’s definitely worth playing with friends or family.
Uno Emoji Card GameAges 7-15
Uno Emoji features a special rule and extra cards. It’s Uno with a twist! The twist is after playing a special card plus the face card, the next player has to attempt to create and keep that face over the duration of the next two turns. If they fail, they’ll need to pick up four cards. What a fun twist! Perfect for family game night.
Sushi Go!Ages 8-15
In Sushi Go! your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to create a winning combo of sushi dishes as they pass you. It’s also about racking up that score. Different dishes score a different number of points. Will you be the sushi master?
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword GameAges 8+
Are you ready for a word showdown with the classic game of Scrabble? Building words is the name of the game. But you want to maximize your score with double or triple letter spaces and create the best word you can think of. It’s a fun game for the whole family. Definitely a keeper worth adding to your game collection.
Melissa & Doug SuspendAges 8-15
Suspend will really put your motor skills to the test and keep you at the edge of your seat. In this game of one to four players, you have to stack the rods so they remain suspended without knocking over the entire structure. Sounds easy – but wait ’til you actually try it. It’s frantic fun for the whole family.
Bop It! GameAges 8-15
Bop It! has been updated for today’s gamers. Ten new moves have been added, including whip it, drink it, selfie it and more! It’s the perfect portable game to play with your friends. Can you master the game of Bop It!?
Reverse CharadesAges 6+
Designed for three or more players, Reverse Charades is a game of multigenerational fun for the whole family. It takes the game of Charades and literally spins it on its head. Instead of one player acting and a team guessing – an entire team does the acting and a player has to guess what they’re acting out. It’s hilarious fun that makes a great party game.
Googly Eyes GameAges 7-15
The game of Google Eyes is a crazy fun game for the entire family. It’s great fun for all ages. The premise is you have vision impairing goggles and you have to draw with them on. The results are rather eye-opening to say the least. Highly recommended for family game night!
No Stress ChessAges 7-12
The best way to introduce your boy to chess is in stages. No Stress Chess is a fantastic concept that simplifies the game with action cards. When he has a handle on how the pieces move he can officially graduate to playing the full Chess experience on the other side.
Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card GameAges 8+
Designed for four to six players, Cover Your Assets is a game 12 year old boys will love. It’s great for kids who love competitive games. The game offers great replayability and it’s a great game for the whole family. A fantastic game worth every penny. Highly recommended!
Clue The Classic EditionAges 8+
Clue The Classic Edition is based on the original game from 1949. It’s the great detective game with the original suspects, rooms and weapons. You play the role of the detective and have to try to crack the case by shrewdly examining the clues and using logic and deductive reasoning. It’s a real blast to play with friends and it’s no wonder it’s a classic.
King of Tokyo: New Edition Board Game Ages 8-15
Will you be the King of Tokyo? Be prepared for fun times ahead. It’s a game that any age can enjoy. Fans of the game love it. It’s a game of luck and strategy and the gameplay is really engaging. The cool part is there are multiple ways to win – which way will choose – attack, level-up, heal, or stomp your way to become king? A fantastic game with simple mechanics.
The Game of Things Board GameAges 14+
In The Game of Things, you won’t believe some of the things you will hear! The game’s premise is simple. Simply pick a topic, write a response, and guess who said what. Sooner or later you’re sure to break out in utter laughter. It’s a hilarious game we highly recommend that’s great fun for families.
Ravensburger LabyrinthAges 8-15
Think you have what it takes to make it out alive of the Labyrinth and collect all treasures? The shifting maze really throws a fun twist into the gameplay. The game’s concept is cool and it’s really fun to play. Twelve year olds will appreciate the challenge and novel idea.
Telestrations 6 PlayerAges 6+
Telestrations is like telephone with pictures. Players draw a card with 12 words on it. Players alternate between guessing and drawing. Just like telephone, the drawing is passed through everyone and at the end it is fun to see the outcome from the original word.