Gifts For 13 Year Old Boys 2021 – Best Gift Ideas

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Elmer’s Liquid School GlueElmers Liquid School Gluecheck price

Teens love this large gallon dual-pack set of Elmer’s Liquid Glue because it’s perfect for making their own DIY slime. To make slime you’ll also need baking soda and contact lens solution plus any food coloring to create the slime color. Whether he chooses to make slime or use it for arts and crafts projects, good times and fun await.

Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing TabletWacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tabletcheck price

It’s never been more affordable to get started with digital art. Wacom is one of the most recognized names in the graphic tablet industry and now they have created an affordable drawing tablet for budding artists. With a 7.9 X 6.3-inch drawing area and 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, it is so much better than using a mouse. Just like old-fashioned pen and paper, the harder you press, the darker your drawing. Finally, anybody can turn their doodles into digital art.

Original Stationery Ultimate Slime Kit Ages 3+Original Stationery Ultimate Slime Kit check price

You could make your own DIY slime kit that contains all the necessary ingredients but you are going to be googling slime recipes all night. Original Stationary has done the work for us. This slime kit contains everything you need in the perfect ratios to make just about every type of slime from fluffy slime to fruit slime. You get glue, clay, glitters, shaving foam, slime activator, scents, and even containers. There’s a reason it’s called the ultimate slime kit!

Aquabeads Super Mario Creation CubeAges 4-12Aquabeads Super Mario Creation Cubecheck price

Packed with over 2,500 solid, jewel, and star beads, the Aquabeads Super Mario Creation Cube lets Super Mario fans create popular Nintendo characters like Super Mario, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and more. Spray the beads with water, then attach your design to the creation base. Nintendo fans will love showcasing their awesome designs to their friends and family.

Aquabeads Animal Crossing: New Horizons SetAges 4-13Aquabeads Animal Crossing: New Horizons Setcheck price

The Aquabeads Animal Crossing: New Horizons Set is a craft set that lets Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans make their favorite villagers: Tom Nook, Isabelle, Peanut, Bunnie, and more. Simply create, spray with water and they stay together. With the included keychain hooks, you can even wear them.

Water Beads PackAges 3+Water Beads Packcheck price

Love Orbeez? While these aren’t Orbeez branded water beads, they’re essentially the same thing. They start out as small, hard beads. Add water to them and they magically expand into little colorful balls. They are bouncy, squishy, and come in a variety of colors. Add them to a container and run your fingers through them for a fun sensory experience. It’s just so satisfying! You can use them for a wide range of things from floral design to vase filler to spa refill and so much more.

Orbeez Color MeezAges 5-15Orbeez Color Meezcheck price

Ever wish you could color your Orbeez? Well, now you can with orbeez Color Meez! This set includes 1,200 Orbeez, 800 of which can be grown by adding water. Add your favorite colors to the tube, shake, and play. It’s the ultimate sensory experience … and now you can customize your Orbeez the way you like.

Crayola Ultimate Art SuppliesAges 4-15Crayola Ultimate Art Suppliescheck price

An Amazon-exclusive, this 85-piece Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies set is perfect for your budding artist. It includes 8 Markers, 24 Crayons, 12 Colored Pencils, 8 Washable Watercolors, 1 Paint Brush, 1 Safety Scissor, 1 Washable Glue, 1 Red Storage Case, and 30 colored 5 x 7 sheets. Now let the creativity begin!

Crayola Colors of the World Markers, 24-CtAges 3+Crayola Colors of the World Markers, 24-Ctcheck price

Crayola expands its Colors of the World line with this 24-piece marker set. It contains 24 shades of skin tones for creating more realistic artwork of yourself or your family. Further, kids will learn about the differences we have in our world.

Crayola Colors of the World Colored Pencils, 24 CtAges 3+Crayola Colors of the World Colored Pencils, 24 Ctcheck price

Now your artwork can reflect our diverse world with this set of 24 Crayola Colors of the World Colored Pencils. In all, there are 24 different colors representing different skin tones. Express your creativity with more realism than ever before.

Etch-A-SketchAges 3+Etch-A-Sketchcheck price

Celebrate 60+ years of Etch-A-Sketch creativity and fun with the classic Etch-A-Sketch. Discover the classic shake-to-erase toy that inspires unplugged creativity and has delighted generations of children. The creative possibilites are endless! What will you create?!

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Mixed By MeAges 8+Crazy Aarons Thinking Putty Mixed By Mecheck price

Here’s a cool gift idea that’s super fun. It’s do it yourself putty and you can create your own colors. The coolest part? It glows in the dark and when you’re done mixing, the fun has just begun! 13 year old boys will love stretching and playing with this stuff.

Crayola Model MagicCrayola Model Magiccheck price

Model Magic is like soft modeling clay that allows you to craft practically anything you can imagine. The creative possibilities are virtually endless. Stretch it, smash it, and mold it however you like. Tweens also love using this molding compund for DIY butter slime. It’s so much fun and provides endless hours of crafty entertainment.

Daiso Soft White ClayDaiso Soft White Claycheck price

Want to make butter slime? Made in Japan, this Daiso Soft Clay is perfect for making your own butter slime at home. The quality is really impressive as is the price. Teens love making butter slime out of this soft clay and it works just as expected.

Elmer’s Glow-in-The-Dark Liquid GlueElmers Glow-in-The-Dark Liquid Gluecheck price

Did you notice that you can’t find glue anywhere? That’s because slime is taking over the world. It’s like a science experiment. While it is fun creating it, it is even more fun playing with it. Teens love squishing it and using it to calm down. Now you can get glow in the dark glue so she can make glow in the dark slime creations.

WINLIP Slime Supplies KitWINLIP Slime Supplies Kitcheck price

This 80-pack of slime supplies is perfect for slime and other arts and crafts projects. You get 9 different packets of foam balls. When you add it to slime, it makes crunchy slime blobs which are super fun! Perfect for creating Instagram moments.

Elmer’s Glow In The Dark Slime KitElmer’s Glow In The Dark Slime Kitcheck price

Get ready to be slimed. Slime has become an obsession everywhere. It’s super fun to play with and relaxing, too. People like creating all type of slimes that have all different textures from fluffy to crunchy slime. The best part? Everything is included to create glow in the dark slime! Add your own materials to add texture.

DrinkMate Beverage Carbonation MakerDrinkMate Beverage Carbonation Makercheck price

What’s more fun than drinking soda? What about making it? With Drinkmate, you can make your own flavored bubbly soda out of regular tap water. It works by injecting carbonation into water from a CO2 pack. Who needs canned soda?

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way check price

Have you ever wanted to draw comics? Illustrated by John Buscema and written by Stan Lee, this is an awesome resource for comic book artists. Written in a cheeky comic book style, the book walks you through key concepts used in comic book art such as perspective, form, anatomy, and more.

Official Fortnite How To DrawAges 10+Official Fortnite How To Drawcheck price

Want to learn to draw your favorite Fortnite characters from the game? With this Official Fortnite How To Draw guide, you can learn to draw your favorite character skins from the game. It offers 35 outfits, vehicles, weapons and more from the Fortnite videogame! This guide offers step-by-step guidance. This book is perfect for teens who can’t get enough of Fortnite. Now let your creativity shine through.

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Party KitTulip One-Step Tie-Dye Party Kitcheck price

T-shirts, underwear, socks, and shoes just got a whole lot more exciting with this tie-dye kit from Tulip. With this 123-piece Party Kit, it would be so fun to hold a tie-dye party with all of your friends. I would want to add splotches of vibrant color to just about everything I own. Maybe I would even want to start my own tie-dye business. With 18 bottles, it creates 36 projects. Let the fun begin!

The Original Buddha BoardThe Original Buddha Boardcheck price

Remember the Etch-a-Sketch? Do you have an artistic idea in your head that you just want to get out? The Buddha Board allows you to paint with water with zen-like strokes. After the water dries away, your masterpiece just vanishes away and is lost in space and time. It’s a great way to practice calligraphy and it’s somehow so meditative as you learn to let your drawing go.

LED Strip LightsLED Strip Lightscheck price

Neon signs are all the rage right now. With the help of a Neon sign you can replicate the look of Las Vegas at home. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make your own Neon sign? This kit comes with everything you need. By twisting the neon light strip, you are simply shape the 3.28 ft long wire to create your own sign. What will you make it say?

Snapfish PhotobookSnapfish Photobookcheck price

Do remember photo albums? Nowadays it has become popular to scroll through photos on your phone. There is something even more special about having actual photo album that you can look though. Creating a photo book with online photos couldn’t be easier than with Snapfish. You can easily import photos and change the book’s layouts. Prices start at just over $10. Since it can be personalized, it’s such a great gift idea.

Harry Potter Magical Artifacts Coloring BookAges 8-12Harry Potter Magical Artifacts Coloring Bookcheck price

This is not just any coloring book. It’s filled with magical artifacts from the Harry Potter series that 13 year old boys can color. If he’s a fan of adult coloring books and Harry Potter, this coloring book and a pack of Primacolor soft cored colored pencils is the perfect gift.

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring BookAges 8+Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Bookcheck price

Who would have known that coloring books would be a thing? Coloring books are totally in with teens right now. Don’t forget to thrown in some crayons.

Prismacolor Soft Core Colored PencilsPrismacolor Soft Core Colored Pencilscheck price

These are not the ordinary colored pencils you grew up with. If you are big fan of the adult coloring books, these Primacolor soft core pencils are pretty much a necessity. These colored pencils go on like silk, creating bold colors. Because they are made of soft wax, the colors blend effortlessly.

Copic Sketch Set of 6 Markers – GreysCopic Sketch Set of 6 Markers - Greyscheck price

Trust us, if he’s an artist, nothing will make him happier than Copic markers. Used by professional artists, these are the best drawing markers in the world. Similar to paint, these felt tip markers will bring his drawings to life like never before. This sketching grays set is perfect for beginners looking to take their art to the next level. Pair it with a sketching pad for the ultimate gift.

Sharpie Color Burst Markers 24-CountSharpie Color Burst Markers 24-Countcheck price

Imagine a world with no color. Wouldn’t that be boring? Thankfully, Sharpie Color Burst gives us a whole array of colors in this 24-count Sharpie Bust collection. These fine-tip permanent markers are perfect for artwork, marking sports gear, plastic, glass, and even wood. Get ready to boldy express your creativity.

Royal & Langnickel Art KitRoyal & Langnickel Art Kitcheck price

Does he love drawing and sketching? Then he will love this inexpensive sketching pencil set from Royal & Langnickel. It comes with 12 sketching pencils, a sharpener, small drawing pad, and a nice sturdy case for keeping everything organized. It’s a nice portable set that he can take with him. If he is interested in other art forms, Royal & Langnickel make other inexpensive arts kits as well.

Strathmore Sketch PadStrathmore Sketch Padcheck price

If he loves to draw, he will love having his own sketchbook. Sketching in a sketchbook really makes you more creative, building your skills. Strathmore makes fantastic sketchbooks with pages that are nice and thick so they don’t bleed through. He will love just picking it up and just drawing as much as he can.

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint SetApple Barrel Acrylic Paint Setcheck price

When you are feeling a little creative, there is nothing better than using some acrylic paint and a canvas to express yourself. When it comes to acrylic paints, Apple Barrel makes high quality acrylics. Apple Barrel acrylic paints are inexpensive, dry matte, and give you great coverage. This kit comes with 18 different paints so you get a nice mix of colors. You can even mix the colors to create just about any color.

Artlicious Canvas PanelsArtlicious Canvas Panelscheck price

If he loves painting, you can buy these canvas panels from Artlicious in bulk. High quality canvases can cost a lot, but these canvases are great for aspiring artists. Made out of cotton, this canvas kit comes in a pack of 12 and a variety of sizes. Each canvas comes individually wrapped. For the price, they are a great value and perfect for beginners. They provide a sturdy surface for both acrylics and oils.

3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing PenAges 14+3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pencheck price

Forget 3D printers! This cool 3D printing pen allows you to draw in mid air. Now it has improved durability and reliability. The kit comes with different colors of eco-friendly plastics that you load up in the pen. When you turn on the pen, it heats up and melts the plastic so you can write with it. With endless creative possibilites, what amazing things will you create?

Walnut Hollow Deluxe Woodburning KitAges 14+Walnut Hollow Deluxe Woodburning Kitcheck price

With origins dating back to the caveman, wood burning is the process of using a heated pen to etch wood with art. This kit comes with everything you need to create your own wood burning art. It comes with 2 bass wood plaques. Simply trace or draw your pattern on the wood with the transfer paper. Then etch the pattern in the wood with the heated pen.

Ford GT Le Mans 2017 Model KitAges 12+Ford GT Le Mans 2017 Model Kitcheck price

Is he looking for a new hobby? Model kits don’t only require creativity, but also you will have to be crafty to paint them and glue them together. This particular set from Revell requires painting, masking, and gluing. If you don’t have this experience, you will gain hands-on experience with this kit. While there are some small parts, even teen boys can build this 88-piece 1:24-scale detailed replica of the Ford GT Le Mans 2017 with authentic details and realistic decals. It all fits together nicely and it features lots of fantastic details. You’d think it costs twice as much!

Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint Starter Kit Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint Starter Kit check price

Are you ready to take your shoes to the next level? With this Angelus acrylic paint, you can create a custom paint job on your shoes. Simply deglaze your shoes with acetone to prepare them. Then you are ready to customize your shoes with this 12 color kit.

PinBox 3000Ages 7+PinBox 3000check price

Cardboard has been around forever, but it has never been used like this before. Pinbox 3000 is a buildable pinball machine that is made entirely out of cardboard. This crafty kit comes with everything you need to build your own cardboard pinball machine. It’s powered using rubber bands and works exactly like a regular pinball machine. Maybe next they will come out with a kit that you can make an Xbox out of cardboard.

Criss Angel Mindfreak Ultimate Magic KitAges 8+Criss Angel Mindfreak Ultimate Magic Kitcheck price

Who doesn’t love magic? The Criss Angel Ultimate Magic Kit includes over 500 incredible tricks and mind-blowing illusions that anyone can perform. Tricks vary from classics to never-before-seen tricks. Detailed, step-by-step instructions are provided so you can master the tricks. An instructional DVD demonstrates how to levitate anywhere. Teen boys will love this magic set and may even discover a new hobby. It’s one of the best kits on the market and it’s sure to amaze and delight audiences.

Klutz Star Wars Folded FlyersAges 8+Klutz Star Wars Folded Flyerscheck price

If you love paper crafts and Star Wars, you will love Star Wars Folded Flyers. You will build 6 different paper plane versions of everything from an XWing to Millennium Falcon. The planes are already printed in color but you will have to fold them and cut them very carefully following the various steps. The coolest part? The paper planes actually fly.

Ravensburger The Earth 3D PuzzleAges 12+Ravensburger The Earth 3D Puzzlecheck price

Does he love puzzles? This 3D globe puzzle is something a little different. The coolest part? The 540 plastic pieces snugly fit together to form a completely smooth surface. There is even a stand if you wish to make the globe rotate around like a normal globe.

US State Quarter CollectionAges 12+US State Quarter Collectioncheck price

Does he love collecting quarters in a jar? He will love this collector map that holds all 50 State quarters and the 6 territory coins. The coins simply pop in the little slots so there is no glue required. The map is sturdy enough to be hung on the wall. As an added bonus, it will brush up his geography skills.

Penny Portrait Abe Lincoln PosterPenny Portrait Abe Lincoln Postercheck price

Who knew that collecting old pennies could be so useful? This crafty kit allows you to create a portrait of Abraham Lincoln using actual pennies. It takes 846 pennies and some glue to create your masterpiece. To create the poster you have to find pennies that match one of the four colors on the poster. Part of the fun is finding and collecting all the pennies.

Brother XM2701 Sewing MachineBrother XM2701 Sewing Machinecheck price

Who wouldn’t love a sewing machine? This affordable sewing machine from Brother is great for beginners who want to learn the basics using light weight fabric. With automatic bobbin system and built in stitches, it’s easy to get started right out of the box.

Kinetic Sand Kalm Zen BoxAges 14+Kinetic Sand Kalm Zen Boxcheck price

Why do kids have all the fun? Kinetic Sand Kalm Zen Box is the first Kinetic Sand playset designed for adults! This tabletop relaxation set features a sleek aesthetic and provides a soothing way to fidget with three unique tools. As a relaxation set with sensory benefits, it’s perfect for your teen’s desk or even your own!

19 Responses to Gifts For 13 Year Old Boys 2021 – Best Gift Ideas

  1. Anonymous November 21, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

    It is kind of insulting on how the male section for thirteen year old gifts holds actual useful and exciting gifts that stimulate the brain. The female section is fairly vapid with most of the gifts merely affecting physical appearance. The games suggested were “Just Dance” in the female list but games that are more fully enriched with action such as “Fallout and Halo” which I as a girl play myself along with a large portion of my friends play. Also the athletic section for female held yoga pants and a fitness tracker but the male list had a punching bag and things that actually help you work out. Another complaint is that there was no “scientist section” for girls. The chemistry set C3000 I received in second grade and completed it before I started my third grade year. So overall my complaint is that the female and male lists are vapid, stereotypical and seemingly just based off of assumptions.

  2. AGF November 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    BRUH

  3. Samblez November 1, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

    good list =P

  4. Somekid November 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    I have the UE BOOM and I love it super loud

    Just enough to get in a Lil trouble ;p

  5. Emily November 10, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    Amazing list – thanks!

  6. Person November 13, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    10/10

  7. Some guy who is 13 November 26, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    This list is lit to the max

  8. pffhh December 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Great

  9. Emily December 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Omg thx sooooo much I definitely have this Christmas planned

  10. Some other kid who's 13 December 17, 2016 at 6:58 am #

    This is lit

  11. Some other guy who's 13 December 17, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    Yup, lit to the max.

  12. Aunt Chrissi December 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Thank you for helping me – a 47 year old aunt – find a cool gift for my 13 yo nephew! And I found cool gifts for many adults on my list too 🙂

    • mm
      Toy Buzz December 19, 2016 at 5:44 pm #

      Hi Aunt Chrissi, thanks for the comment! Glad you found so many super cool gifts.

  13. Sarah December 7, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    I found several things from this list that I purchased for my son. By far the most relevant list of this type. Thanks!

    • mm
      ToyBuzz December 7, 2018 at 11:13 pm #

      Hi Sarah! Thanks for your feedback. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Holiday!

  14. Mom of many boys October 21, 2019 at 3:15 am #

    Overall a great list!! A couple items, like the “f#*k off socks” are not appropriate for a 13 year old, and should not be on this list.

    • mm
      ToyBuzz October 21, 2019 at 10:24 pm #

      Hi Mom of many boys! Thanks for you comment and feedback. When the list is next updated, we will take your comment into consideration.

  15. Ann Onymous March 31, 2020 at 4:15 pm #

    Ann Onymous here, I think that if you were working on a Christmas list, you could scrool through this and add stuff that seems appealing to you to your list

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