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34 List-worthy Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys He’ll Actually Want

Gifts For 12 Year Old Boys

Looking for the coolest gifts for 12 year old boys that they’ll actually like and use? We have have found and created a list of everything they’ll love, from DIY Safe Kits to new Nintendo gaming consoles.

Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart

If your kids always want to go faster, they won’t be able to get enough of this electric go-kart. The rechargeable battery-powered ride-on can reach speeds of 12mph with 45 minutes of drive time from each charge, so kids can take it to the park to show it off to their friends.

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Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit

From LittleBits comes this Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit. Kids can assemble and control their very own R2D2 with code, and by following the missions on the app, they can even teach it new tricks – how neat is that? Don’t teach him to take over the world, though.

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Brainstrings

Brainstrings

Any young cleverclogs will love testing themselves with this challenging puzzle gift for 12 year old boys. Brainstrings was developed by the inventor Guido Lap, who made this puzzle to get children ‘thinking inside the box’ – the aim is to get all the elastic bands grouped in one color without getting them all knotted up.

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Pokémon TCG EX Box Bundle

Pokémon TCG EX Box Bundle

Pokémon, go! With this bundle set, kids will get 3 Pokémon EX boxes for Charizard, Dragonite and Mewtwo. Each box includes a foil card and an oversized card for kids to collect, as well as 4 bumper packs, giving them more opportunities to trade with their friends.

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LEGO Ninjago Movie Fire Mech Building Kit

LEGO Ninjago Movie Fire Mech Building Kit

With this 944-piece LEGO kit, Ninjago fans can construct this ninja figure; with two shoulder disc shooters and two arms with non-firing blasters, Kai is a fearsome ninja warrior. Kids can recreate scenes from the movie with this buildable figure, helping to develop their motor skills, as well as their imagination.

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SOAIY Smart Touch LED Light Modes Bluetooth Speaker

SOAIY Smart Touch LED Light Modes Bluetooth Speaker

The SOAIY Smart Touch LED Speaker is the perfect choice for anyone who enjoys music. This wonderful wireless speaker will brighten up your day with its 11 LED light show modes – you can pick between Starry Sky, Color Waves, and more. The rechargeable battery lasts a whole 7 hours before needing charging again.

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Ozobot Bit Coding Robot

Ozobot Bit Coding Robot

Ozobot will help kids’ confidence when it comes to coding – especially if they prefer art to science and technology. By dragging and dropping colored blocks, they can command the robot through the OzoBlockly code editor on their cellphone or tablet, or go screen-free with Color Code markers and stickers.

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Nerf Elite Digital Target

Nerf Elite Digital Target

Kids can improve their aim with this Nerf Elite Digital Target. With LCD lights and sounds, the interactive target has 3 game play modes, helping kids to work on their tactics. The 9 inch target can be wall-mounted or stands alone, so kids can practice anywhere in the house.

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The Handlebar Sun-staches

The Handlebar Sun-staches

Envious of your granddads super-cool ‘stache? While you may be too young to grow your own, don’t worry about it, as we’ve got your back with The Handlebar Sun-staches. Or maybe you’re just too cool to have mundane townspeople recognize you in the streets; with these, no one will know who you are.

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Camping Hammock

Camping Hammock

When you’re heading out into the wilderness with for a night under the stars, there’s no need to load the car with heavy camping beds; instead, pack a few of these comfortable Camping Hammocks, as they’re neat and compact and even fit inside backpacks. They also come with handy mosquito nets – so no painful bug bites.

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Chill Sack Giant Bean Bag Chair

Chill Sack Giant Bean Bag Chair

Turn their messy bedrooms into a much-welcomed place of relaxation with an insanely comfortable and cozy Chill Sack. These GIANT memory foam bean bags make excellent gifts for 12 year old boys, and are big enough for a few friends to ‘chill’ out on, so be prepared for all of his friends to come calling.

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Moving Mechanical Safe Kit

Moving Mechanical Safe Kit

Have annoying younger brothers and sisters that are always taking your favorite toys and snacks? Keep your possessions away from sneaky fingers with this Moving Mechanical Safe Kit – the best thing is, you have to assemble all 179 laser-cut parts first, and once you have, all your precious things will be, well…safe.

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Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set

With a corkscrew design, this Hot Wheels track set will help kids work on problem-solving as they play – youngsters can race the 3 motorized cars against each other, trying to stop them colliding in the crash zones. They can also add more cars to the race through the drop-in ramp.

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AlphaPoint Nerf Laser Ops Pro Toy Blaster Set

AlphaPoint Nerf Laser Ops Pro Toy Blaster Set

Kids can take on their friends in a game of laser tag with these Nerf Laser Ops Pro Alphapoint blasters. The dual pack includes 2 blasters and arm bands, so kids can keep their smartphone close to hand to check the battle stats through the app.

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Razor Crazy Cart Electric 360 Spinning Drifting Go Cart

Razor Crazy Cart Electric 360 Spinning Drifting Go Cart

Drift around town with the Razor Crazy Cart. This cool cart reaches up to 12mph, though you can vary that speed using pedals, and the drift bar to spin around corners. With the Crazy Cart you can drift in all directions, so no matter where you’re going you can get there in style.

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The Mug With A Hoop

The Mug With A Hoop

At the age of 8, Max became an entrepreneur with the idea that “the world would be better if we could play with our food!” and he’s right, which is why he’s designed the awesome Mug with a Hoop – a cup/bowl that’s got its own basketball hoop ready for scoring with your cereal.

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Pick Punch

Pick Punch

Is there anything more frustrating than going to pluck tunes on your guitar and finding you’ve lost yet another pick? ‘Fret’ not because the Pick Punch is here to solve all your strumming troubles; all you need is a spare piece of plastic and it’ll punch you a pick quicker than you can say ‘Slash’!

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GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPro HERO5 Black

Going on vacation soon? The GoPro HERO5 Black is a traveling must-have – film your exciting adventures in stunning 4K quality, or take lovely photos in 12MP, they will be amazing to look back on. This GoPro is also waterproof (up to 10 meters) so you can video your under-water fun, too.

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Orbit Charging Dock

Orbit Charging Dock

If they have younger siblings they probably know all too well how easy cables and chargers can fray and break, or maybe even the family dog likes to think of it as a toy – don’t worry though, because with the Orbit Charging Dock everything is neatly tucked away so no passing hands can grab it.

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ARTIX Headphones with Microphone

ARTIX Headphones with Microphone

Not only do the ARTIX Headphones look great, but they’re also ultra comfortable, so hours of listening to your favorite albums and audiobooks won’t ever have your ears or head aching. Not only that, but the cable has an inbuilt microphone to quickly answer calls and is made to be tangle-free – result!

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Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition

12 year olds will love playing the same retro games their parents once did (or perhaps still do) with the famous NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) Classic Edition. This is the same console everyone knows and loves, only it’s much smaller and less bulky looking – great for blending into our modern homes.

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Fitness Bottle With Phone Holding Sleeve

Fitness Bottle With Phone Holding Sleeve

Whether they’re a lover of running, or you have yourself a gym bunny, they’re sure to appreciate this Fitness Bottle with Phone Holding Sleeve. With this, there’s no need for any bulky bags just to carry around these 2 essentials, plus with easy access to your phone, you can switch songs and answer calls quickly.

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Super NES Classic

Super NES Classic

Any gaming addict will enjoy playing with the well-known Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This miniature version has the features everyone recognizes, only this time it comes pre-packed with popular retro games, such as Super Mario World, Street Fighter, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Kart, and more.

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The Hockey Mug With A Net

The Hockey Mug With A Net

Surprise hockey fans with this unique gift for 12 year old boys – all kids will love fiddling with their food and aiming it for the net. Peas from your soup will make the perfect puc – have a competition with siblings and see who can score the most points next dinner time.

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Padaday 3D Batman Light

Padaday 3D Batman Light

You’ll be sure to find the way to your Batcave with the Padaday 3D Batman Illusion LED Lamp. It has a smart touch button that makes it really easy to switch between the color choices, or you can even have them all with the flashing mode.

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Nintendo New 3DS XL

Nintendo New 3DS XL

If you love Yoshi or the exciting fun of Super Mario World, then this New Nintendo 3DS XL Lime Green Edition Bundle is definitely the handheld console for you. It comes with Super Mario World pre-installed so you can get to gaming right away, though it’s also compatible with previous DS games.

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Bliiq Infinite X Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Bliiq Infinite X Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

This speaker definitely does NOT underwhelm; while small it most certainly packs a punch and fills any room with amazing quality music. This impressive camouflage speaker is portable, waterproof, and shockproof, so it’s the perfect durable speaker for those who are always on the go (just like teenage boys) AND even charges your phone!

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Fujifilm Instax Mini

Fujifilm Instax Mini

Is your kid a budding photographer? Have him become a pro at his hobby in no time with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8. This neat little camera instantly prints out your photos (yep, just like a polaroid) so documenting amazing days out with family and friends is quick, fun, and simple.

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All In One Instant Camera

All In One Instant Camera

This nifty camera may look daunting, but don’t worry because it’s perfect for snapping beginners. The All-In-One Instant Camera has 2 shooting modes and quick focus, so those blurry photos are a thing of the past. Mount it to a tripod for fun selfies with friends, and even use the lens cap as a remote.

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NeeGo Portable Waterproof Shower Speaker Bluetooth

NeeGo Portable Waterproof Shower Speaker Bluetooth

I’m sssiiiiinngginngg in the rain, what a glorious feee–‘ ahem, no, with the NeeGo Portable Waterproof Speaker you’ll be singing in the shower. There is no better way to wake up in the morning than a wonderful refreshing shower, and giving those vocal chords a good ol’ stretch with your favorite songs and ballads.

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Casio Portable Keyboard

Casio Portable Keyboard

Fancy yourself as a bit of a musician? Then it’s only right you have this portable keyboard to take around with you for inspirational song-writing on the go. It’s great for taking to music lessons at school, or chuck it in your backpack and take it to your friends’ house for band practice.

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Cardboard Tool Kit

Cardboard Tool Kit

Don’t panic, but there seems to be something unusual going on…wait, nope, it’s just silence! You won’t hear a peep out of the kids while they are busy cutting, sawing and ‘scru-ing’ away with this Cardboard Tool Kit. All of these parts are reusable so they can play with them over and over again.

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Ice Orb Levitating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Ice Orb Levitating Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker

While we’re on the subject of nifty nik-naks for your bedroom, every techy lad needs an uber cool Ice Orb. Ice Orbs are mysterious floating wireless speakers – though it won’t take long at all for your little brainiacs to work out how it magically levitates. Pair it up with your phone for some ‘heightened’ tunes.

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Tune Out Musical Sleep Mask

Tune Out Musical Sleep Mask

Always on road trips with the kids? Enjoy some peace and quiet (at last) as they sleep peacefully with the Tune Out Musical Sleep Mask. These masks have a thick lining so not a shred of light can peek through, and they also have headphones so they can drift to sleep with their choice of sleepy songs.

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Satechi USB Headphone Stand Holder

Satechi USB Headphone Stand Holder

Why risk breaking your favorite pair of headphones by shoving them in your desktop drawer, when you can just effortlessly hang them up on this Satechi Aluminium Headphone Stand Holder. This sleek and stylish piece also has 3 USB ports so it even charges your devices, neat hey?

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Hero Bookend

Hero Bookend

No superhero themed bedroom can go without this mini hero on their bookshelf. This metal man is here to save your books from toppling over and causing messy chaos. Wrap the book over the bookend and it’ll look like the hero has insane flying powers (though really it’s held up with a magnet).

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Adventure Blanket

Adventure Blanket

Kids are always up to something, whether it’s camping with friends, having fun down the seaside, or even going on hiking adventures, which is why this Adventure Blanket is a certain must-have. This isn’t your usual bulky blanket, it has a useful pocket (for phones and snacks) and a hood in case it starts to rain.

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Harry Potter Ceramic Cauldron Soup Mug

Harry Potter Ceramic Cauldron Soup Mug

Of course, we can’t leave those magical Harry Potter fans out! They’ll love eating their grub out of this be-witchin’ Ceramic Cauldron Soup Mug. Any Harry Potter enthusiast will feel just like they’re sitting at Hogwarts with their wizard pals while eating a batch of Mom’s delicious soup from this magical mug.

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LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Kids Minifigure Alarm Clock

LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Kids Minifigure Alarm Clock

What better way to wake up than with a noisy LEGO Boba Fett? This neat alarm clock is in the shape of a LEGO Minifigure and is raring to start your day, though he doesn’t need the force to do that – don’t forget to brush those teeth til they’re sparkling with your lightsab…urm, toothbrush.

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ELEGIANT Portable LED Speaker Stereo Magic Cube

ELEGIANT Portable LED Speaker Stereo Magic Cube

Create the ultimate chillaxin’ atmosphere in your bedroom with a cozy giant bean bag and this ultra sleek and cool LED Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by ELEGIANT. Relax after a hard day at school with your favorite cool-down playlist, and take a breather while watching the calming LED light show.

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Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit

If their Hogwarts letter got lost in the post, kids can use the magic of code to build their own wand just like Harry Potter. Youngsters can connect code blocks through the app to complete over 70 challenges in this example of 21st century wizardry.

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Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy Motorized Blaster

Infinus Nerf N-Strike Elite Toy Motorized Blaster

Kids’ opponents will be shaking in their boots when they see youngsters holding this Nerf N-Strike Elite Infinus blaster – the motorized blaster includes Speed-Load Technology to automatically load darts in to the drum, meaning that kids don’t need to break their concentration in combat.

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K'NEX Thrill Rides

K'NEX Thrill Rides

This K’NEX Thrill Rides building kit is a scream – kids can construct the 473-piece Cobweb Curse Roller Coaster to bring the fun of the theme park in to their bedroom. Helping youngsters to develop the STEM learning principle of engineering, they can connect each piece together to understand how the motorized toy set works.

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Mega Construx Pokemon Gyarados

Mega Construx Pokemon Gyarados

Kids can build this Gyarados Pokémon toy before trying to train him for battle – fierce and headstrong, a skilled trainer is needed to take on the challenge. This 9 inch figure also comes with an underwater environment for pretend play, which can be used as a display stand, too.

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Warner Bros Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

Warner Bros Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

Fortnite fans won’t be able to wait to get their hands on this Deep Freeze bundle for PlayStation4. As the battle intensifies, players can cool off with this set, which includes a Frostbite outfit, Chill-Axe pick axe, and Cold Front glider, as well as 1,000 V-Bucks to spend.

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K'NEX Thrill Rides Twisted Lizard Roller Coaster Building Set

K'NEX Thrill Rides Twisted Lizard Roller Coaster Building Set

Kids are in for a thrill with this Twisted Lizard Roller Coaster building set from K’NEX. After constructing the motorized roller coaster, kids can put on the VR Cardboard Viewer to experience the ride themselves through the Ride It! app. They can also create a custom roller coaster on their smartphone or tablet.

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Hot Wheels Track Builder System Race Crate

Hot Wheels Track Builder System Race Crate

With this customizable crate, kids can build 3 different racetracks to keep each race exciting. They can add stunts, including the Gravity Drop, Mega Jump and Drag Race to the 8 feet of track, before challenging their friends to see who can complete a lap the fastest.

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8 Diy Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys

Diy Army Men Frame

Diy Army Men Frame

From Please Note comes this DIY Army Men Frame. We’re sure you still have a few army men lingering around from when you were younger, if not you can always buy a pack from a dollar store. This cool craft is seriously cheap, so it’s a perfect activity for creative young lads.

Diy Splash Bomb Catapult

Diy Splash Bomb Catapult

By following this nifty how-to tutorial you’ll end up with your very own catapult for water balloons – once you’ve made one, you’ll be eager to make another, so why not build one for your siblings and have a huge water fight across the lawn; there’s no better way to cool down this summertime.

Diy Star Wars and Other Themed Terrariums

Diy Star Wars and Other Themed Terrariums

By ‘allfortheboys’ are these awesome Star Wars (and other) themed terrariums. These are a great way to get even the most reluctant crafters creating and using their imaginations. All you need are a few little figures, homemade sand (there’s a handy link on how to make this) and any large jar you have laying around.

Diy Bean Bag

Diy Bean Bag

Whether your kids use it for playing video games or reading, they’ll be able to relax in their bedroom with this DIY beanbag chair. Check out this post to find a pattern for a basic bean bag chair, as well as pictures to inspire you if you’re feeling creative.


Diy Headphones Wrap

Diy Headphones Wrap

Earphones don’t have to be boring – have a look at this tutorial to see how to brighten up your family’s earphones, turning them in to cool accessories. What’s more, the nylon cord will help the wires to keep their shape, stopping them from getting tangled in kids’ pockets or bags.


Diy Triple Bunk Beds

Diy Triple Bunk Beds

If you have more kids than bedrooms, read this article to see how you can maximize space at home. Find out how you can create a triple bunk bed so 3 kids can comfortably share a bedroom, avoiding arguments about which third of the room is theirs.


Diy Video Game Desktop Organizer

Diy Video Game Desktop Organizer

If your kids would rather play on their games console than do their homework, help make their desk more ‘virtual’ with this retro video game inspired desk organizer. Check out this post to find out what you’ll need to create fun storage for their stationery.


Diy Portal Gun

Diy Portal Gun

Boys can’t get enough of guns during pretend play; this one is ammunition-free, so you can avoid being in the line of fire. A fun video game inspired prop, read this post to find instructions on how to make a portal gun for your 12 year old boy.

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