Christmas Gift Ideas For A 13 Year Old Boy

Gift Ideas For 13 Year Old Boys

13 is a fun and interesting age to buy for. But it can also be a huge pain, especially if you have no idea what a 13 boy likes, let alone what is or isn't appropriate for this age.

Plus let's face it a lot of parents and grandparents have no idea what a lot of this stuff that kids are asking for is, Does your eyes glaze over when your kids start talking about the Xbox 360 Kinect or maybe the latest PlayStation game like Call of Duty Black Ops? Or how about when they start talking about the the newest iPod?

If so, then you're in luck because it just so happens that I am the parent of a13 year old boy and the items that you will find on this page are already owned by him or are on his Christmas wish list.

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Buy An RC Helicopter

We've owned a few RC Helicopter's over the years and this one is definitely the best. Its very easy to handle and lots of fun to play with. It's also very durable and stable for a helicopter of this type.

* A little tip to prolong the life of the battery is to allow the helicopter to sit for at least 10 minutes before re-charging. This will allow the battery to cool down and will help to prolong the life of your battery.

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Metal Detector

Every boy loves to explore, and the idea of finding a treasure while you're doing it only makes it all the better. Which is why this metal detector makes a great gift for teen boys. I bought this very same model for my 13 year old and he absolutely loves it. He hasn't found any major treasures yet, but you never know.

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Nerf Dart Guns

Nerf dart guns are a good choice for boys of all ages, and I have been told that you can never have too many dart guns. And judging from the huge arsenal that my kids have, it must be true.

Nerf gun players also require a large amount of darts because the last thing that you want is to run out of ammo in the middle of a battle. So you might want to take this into account when ordering your next Nerf gun.


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christmas gift ideas for a 13 year old boy
christmas gift ideas for a 13 year old boy

Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0

If your teen is interested in robotics he will love this lego robot which will allow him to build his choice of 4 different robots.

My son's  7th grade science class is building this same robot as a class project this year, and the kids are having a blast with it.

Be sure to check out the beginners guide to building and programming robots that you will find to your right.

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Star Wars Games & Collectibles

Star Wars fans will love the Lego Star Wars sets that you will find to your right.

Sets like Luke's Landtspeeder, The Millennium Falcon and The Battle of Endor are all fun and very popular Lego sets.


Star Wars Video Games

Star Wars The Force Unleashed 1 and 2 are two very popular video games that are also on the most wanted list for Christmas this year.


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KNEX Building Sets

The larger more challenging KNEX sets like the two that you will below make good presents for young teens who enjoy building.

The Sonic Blizzard Coaster is a fun and challenging building set that will keep your teen busy for quite a while. This makes it a great choice for the Christmas vacation.

Build your own volcano shaped model coaster with The Lava Launch Coaster. This huge set contains 1200 pieces that when finished stands 4 feet tall.

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Rononica Roboni - Gaming Robot

This fun programmable Robot makes a great gift for teens ages 13 and up, not only is it fun it's also educational which above all makes the best kind of toy. It does take a lot of batteries though 12 AA in fact, so you might want to think about using rechargeable batteries or be prepared to spend a fortune in batteries.

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Razor Pocket Rocket Miniature Bike

The Razor Pocket Rocket makes a great gift for a 13 year old boy.

Although it looks small this electric powered little miniature bike is designed for teens ages 13 and up. Bike can carry riders that weigh up to 170 pounds and is good for 30 minutes of riding time before it needs to be recharged.

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beckysmith18a 5 years ago

little tip to prolong the life of the battery is to allow the helicopter to sit for at least 10 minutes before re-charging.


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cheapestinsurance 4 years ago from California, USA

Great ideas to add to my 2011 Christmas list. I'm leaning towards the remote helicopter.

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