21 Gifts for 12-Year-Old Boys

We all know how tricky it can be trying to find a gift for a 12-year-old, but thankfully our guide should point you in the right direction. Here are 21 gifts that will make any 12-year-old happy.

Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus

Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus

Pokemon Go was a global phenomenon, setting records and swiftly becoming the most downloaded mobile game of all time. The game continues to be hugely popular, and this is the ultimate accessory for Pokemon Go. It allows players to continue using the game without having to be glued to their smartphone. Hey, any time spent away from their smartphone must be good!

Rubik’s Cube

Rubik's Cube

This was the toy that swept the world, and it should be enjoyed by every generation. There are countless copies but none that has ever beaten the original. Did you ever complete a Rubik’s Cube? This gift is great for any 12-year-old.

Mind-Glowing 3D Moon Lamp

Mind-glowing 3D Moon Lamp - 16 LED Colors, Dimmable, Rechargeable Night Light (Large, 5.9in) with Wooden Stand, Remote & Touch Control - Nursery Decor for your Baby, Birthday Gift Idea for Women

This is the perfect addition to any young person’s bedroom. This mind-glowing 3D moon lamp is enough to inspire and capture the imagination of all aspiring astronauts and space explorers!

Draw Your Own Comic Book

Blank Comic Book: Draw Your Own Comics - 150 Pages of Fun and Unique Templates - A Large 8.5" x 11" Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Unleash Creativity

Comic books and superheroes are cooler now than ever. Huge film franchises have been spawned from the characters you grew up in awe of. Inspire the next generation with this cool little gift idea, and give your 12-year-old the chance to dream up their own comic book!

UV Neon Face Glow Paint

UV Neon Face & Body Paint Glow Kit (6 Bottles 0.75 oz. Each) - Top Rated Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent Paint - Safe, Washable, Non-Toxic, By Midnight Glo

Here’s one for the more vibrant and energetic youngster – this awesome UV glow paint will make them stand out and give them something to have fun with when their friends are round! The pack includes six vibrant fluorescent colors.

X Box 1 Controller

Xbox Wireless Controller - White

Gaming is one of the biggest leisure times for youngsters, and they’re always complaining about not having enough controllers for when they’re playing with their mates. This X Box 1 controller will help them out, and keep them happy.

Playstation 4 Controller

Wireless Controller for PS4,Ignatv Dualshock Game Joystick with 3.5mm Jack & Touch Panel for Playstation 4 - Black

This is the same as number 6, but for those who have a Playstation 4. The wireless PS4 controller offers high performance technology and will keep all young Playstation owners playing at the top of their game.

Engino Fluid Hydraulic Construction Kit

Engino Discovering STEM Fluid Dynamics | 5 Working Models | Illustrated Instruction Manual | Theory & Facts | Experimental Activities | STEM Construction Kit

This is LEGO but more intense! A perfect gift for any 12-year-old who is interested in construction and engineering, this set gives youngsters and young adults a greater understanding of the world of physics, and shows how fluids and gases work with the same principles. This isn’t for everybody, but it would make the perfect gift for youngsters who are interested in engineering and physics.

RC Lake Boat

Remote Control Boats for Pools and Lakes - H102 Remote Controlled RC Boats for Kids or Adults, Self Righting High Speed Boat Toys for Boys or Girls

RC toys will never be uncool, especially when it comes to awesome RC boats such as this. It’s perfect for making a splash on your nearest lake and will easily bring your 12-year-old hours of fun! The boat goes over 20MPH and looks great – this is a perfect gift for any outgoing 12-year-old

IQ Brain Teaser Puzzles

YIFAN IQ Brain Teaser Puzzles for Kids and Adults, Metal and Wood Mind Games for Kids 8-12

This is one for the smarter youngsters. It’ll challenge their brains and get them thinking, with a variety of puzzles and challenges for them to complete. Although it won’t be too challenging for adults, it will easily test the imagination, creativity and intelligence of a 12-year-old.

Classic Retro Pac-Man Arcade Mini Game

Arcade Classics - Pac-Man Retro Mini Arcade Game

It might all be about the Playstation, X Box or Nintendo Switch these days, but you’ll do very well to find a gift that is cooler to a 12-year-old than this. It’s an awesome mini arcade game that will allow your youngster to enjoy one of the most successful games of all time, Pac-Man. And it looks amazing too!

Masters of Magic Set

Fantasma Magic Trick Learning Kit for Kids and Adults - Magic Set with Wooden Carrying Case and Magician's Table Combo - Learn 150 Magic Tricks - 7 Years and Older

This gift idea is magical – quite literally. You can perform hundreds of awe-inspiring tricks with this set. Your youngster will be able to impress their classmates and friends with this cool kit that teaches them how to perform some mind-blowing magic!

Ferrari Pen

Ferrari 57185"Scuderia" Fiorano Ballpen - Red

This would make a beautiful gift for any young motorsport fan. Ferrari are one of the most prolific names in motorsport, and this would make a wonderful gift for any aspiring young writer. This official pen writes brilliantly and looks every bit as good as you would expect from the company who bring us some of the best looking cars on the planet.

Leather Writing Journal

Leather Writing Journal Notebook, MALEDEN Classic Spiral Bound Notebook Refillable Diary Sketchbook Gifts with Unlined Travel Journals to Write in for Girls and Boys (Sky Blue)

If you were looking for a diary or journal, then you will do very well to find one that looks better than this nautical-inspired leather bound journal. This quality diary has blank paper, so they’ll be able to sketch and draw, as well as write their anecdotes and stories.

Boys Fun Socks

Boy's Novelty Funny Cool Space Cotton Crew Socks 4 Pack with Gift Box

This is a fun gift for young boys! Choose from a selection of snazzy snocks that will make your 12-year-old stand out from the crowd and give their feet something fun to wear!

Kids Against Maturity Card Game

Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Humanity, Super Fun Hilarious for Family Party Game Night

This is a brilliant gift the whole family will enjoy! You’ll be laughing all night long with this fantastic card game. Play against your friends and family and have fun with your 12-year-old!

LEGO Boost Creative Tool Kit

LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit for Kids, Award-Winning STEM Learning Toy (847 Pieces)

Here’s another great gift idea for young people who are interested in having fun whilst learning about engineering. Lego offer this great toolbox that allows youngsters the chance to be able to build their own robot. It’s a great way to build, learn programming and have fun at the same time, and will be loved by all creative 12-year-olds.

Geekercity Drone

Geekercity Mini Flying RC Drone Helicopter Infrared Induction LED Remote Ball Mini Aircraft Toys for Kids Teenagers Children

Drones have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and this is a brilliant little drone that any youngster can use safely. It’ll provide hours of fun without having to worry about the problems that can come with larger, more powerful drones. It’s a very affordable drone that hovers when your hand is near it, giving it an added layer of interaction.

Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker

MRCOOL Bedside Lamp with Bluetooth Speaker, Dimmable Table Lamp & Color Changing LED Speaker Mood Light, Best Gift for Men Women Teens Children Kids Night Light

What 12-year-old doesn’t love music? This cool looking bedside lamp also doubles as a quality Bluetooth speaker that they can connect their smartphone or tablet too, so they can lay in bed listening to their favorite bands and the latest podcasts.

Waterproof Video Camera

Ourlife Kids Waterproof Camera with Video Recorder Includes 8GB Memory Card (Blue)

Here’s one for the adventurous youngsters. Let them capture their epic moments outside with this brilliant waterproof video camera. They’ll be able to upload their footage to their laptop for full editing, and will help them preserve the memories in quality video footage.

Infared Laser Tag

Kidzlane Infrared Laser Tag : Game Mega Pack - Set of 4 Players - Infrared Laser Gun Indoor and Outdoor Group Activity Fun. Infrared 0.9mW

Who doesn’t love lazer tag? This set allows up to four people the chance to play one of the coolest games ever. Amazing battles can be had with these four guns, and what’s more – they can even choose which type of ammunition they want to use! This is an epic gift for energetic youngsters!


We hope you enjoyed this list of gifts for 12-year-old boys. With a mix of educational, active and just plain fun gifts, there’s something for everyone and for that special 12-year-old in your life!


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