Kids won’t be complaining that they’re bored during summer vacation with this pick of gifts and toys for 12 year boys to keep them busy – you’ll find a remote-controlled boat to get them outdoors, an ice-cream maker to cool them down, and a tabletop cornhole game to play when it rains.
Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane
A piece of paper no longer cuts it when today’s toys are using the latest technology available – the paper airplane has been elevated to new heights through this Bluetooth-enabled aircraft. Kids can fold the red ‘paper’ or carbon fiber to create their airplane and navigate it using their cellphones.
GoldCoast Skateboard Complete Longboard
Kids can build up their confidence on the half-pipe on this GoldCoast skateboard. With cherry bomb wheels and a board made from bamboo and maple, the underside has a cool, blue design so they can style it out even when their tricks don’t go to plan.
Carrom Balance Board
It may look easy, but this balance board will be a challenge that kids won’t get bored of. As well as being a fun toy for 12 year old boys, the balance board also helps with body conditioning, promoting core muscle strength that will help them on the sports field.
Create Your Own Reel Viewer
Immortalize precious moments with this reel viewer. Have fun sitting down with the kids to choose snapshots of memories from their first steps to their 11th birthday party, which you can then send off with the redemption code to be transformed in to a made-to-order reel for you to relive together.
Star Wars Rubie's Men's Boba Fett Mask
Star Wars fans will love playing dress up with this Boba Fett mask. They can recreate scenes from the movies at home with this authentic toy for 12 year old boys or even wear the mask to costume parties where they’re sure to win a prize for the best outfit.
USA Toyz Velocity Remote Control Boat
When the sun is shining, get kids out of the house with this remote-controlled boat – with its large prop motor, this boat is super-fast with a top speed of up to 20mph. Kids can put its velocity to the test racing against their friends.
Alpaca 3D Wood Model
A more challenging toy for pre teen boys than a jigsaw puzzle, kids can create a 3D, wooden alpaca with this build-it-yourself model kit. With 57 plywood pieces to fit together, they can paint and decorate their fluffy friend to bring it to life.
Meeper Roving Robot
If they love a new gadget, kids will enjoy playing around with this space rover. After downloading the app, they can connect via Bluetooth to control their miniature robot, and it can even be customized with plastic building bricks that are lying around the house.
Star Wars Stormtrooper Micro Boost USB Charger
Star Wars fans can make sure their cellphones have the force with this Stormtrooper USB charger. Kids can carry the portable charger, which looks like a mini action figure, in their schoolbag or pocket, and they won’t have an excuse if they don’t call Mom when they’re late home for dinner.
Yamaha Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
With a color option of ‘sunset blue’, kids will look effortlessly cool playing this acoustic guitar. Whether they’re a total beginner or they’ve mastered a few notes, they’ll love the feeling of having the strings between their fingers and the rich sound created by the mahogany back and sides.
Classic Literature Brainteasers
Inspired by the unsolved puzzles in children’s favorite stories, this tin contains 5 brain teasers to test kids’ logical thinking – watch them concentrate as they try to fit together the metal links of the Cheshire Cat’s grin or the interlocking wood of Treasure Island’s stockade.
Brighten up kids’ bedrooms with this prism light – the lantern separates candlelight in to a spectrum of colors, which dance within the glass as the flame flickers. The soft, glowing light will help soothe kids if they have trouble sleeping, and the effects are just as striking with an electric tea light.
Back to the Roots Water Garden
With this water garden, kids can plant the seeds to filter the water for their betta fish… which in turn provide nutrients for the plants. This life cycle is contained within the aquaponic tank – it’s low-maintenance and almost self-cleaning, meaning kids can enjoy watching their ecosystem thrive without the chore of regular cleaning.
Nerf Official: Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger Set
This laser tag game comes with two blasters for hours of fast-action battles. The awesome sound effects contribute to real arcade excitement. LED lights on each blaster keep track of the remaining strength and ammunition. Inside or out, this is a great way for kids to play an energetic game anytime, anywhere.
Play Your Way Ice Cream Maker
Kids will earn their treats (and not by doing chores) with this ice cream maker that’s shaped like a ball. They can add the ingredients to each compartment and then roll, shake or throw the ball until they’re tired out, before tucking in to a well-deserved scoop of ice cream.
Black & Natural Wooden Slingshot
Toys now seem to be created using the latest advances in technology, but this toy goes back to basics – the slingshot is handcrafted from forked tree branches and a faux leather pouch, making each one unique. Kids can use it to practice hitting targets, just like their forefathers before them.
EzyRoller Classic Ride On
Kids will be the envy of their friends cruising around the block in this EzyRoller – a hybrid between a bike and a scooter, it doesn’t have any chains or batteries. With just a foot bar to keep them moving, kids can sit back and enjoy a smooth ride.
Build Your Own Pinball Game
Pinball was one of the original electronic games, and with this set kids can put down their game consoles and create their own cardboard-based, rubber band-powered pinball machine in under an hour. Tools aren’t required and they can customize the game, adding ramps and obstacles before trying to beat their highest score.
Shootout Basketball Arcade Game
This state-of-the-art arcade basketball game is made for monster fun. Double hoops, 7 premium rubber basketballs, LED lights and sound, an authentic game clock, scoring system, and buzzer brings all the excitement of an arcade right to your home. Kids can enjoy this alone or with friends, making it the perfect antidote to boredom.
Dog lovers will go crazy for this game of Dog Bingo. There won’t be any calls for “legs eleven”, but “Labrador” or “Saluki” instead, testing kids’ knowledge of both familiar and exotic dog breeds as they try to beat friends and family to get a full house.
Birthday Cake In A Mug
Kids will prefer these cupcakes to a birthday cake that’s been bought from the store… especially as they can add as many colored sprinkles as they like. After just a couple of minutes in the microwave, they’ll have achieved a rise that Martha Stewart would be proud of.
WowWee MiP the Toy Robot
This toy robot can do more than just move forwards and backwards – the MiP can also respond to hand gestures and sounds through GestureSense Technology. Using the free app, kids can drive it, race it or battle it against other MiPs, and the pendulum-style balancing system means their friend will always stay upright.
My Comic Book Kit
Many kids dream of being the hero of their own comic strip, and now they can be with this DIY book. Using the pre-formatted pages, they can narrate their adventures as they fight off villains to save the day, before sending off their book to be bound, creating a legacy for their character.
Robot Astrobot Series Cosmos Kit
This codable, buildable, robot comes with 387 snap-together parts for tons of robotic fun. Your little engineer will learn to use Blockly coding to program his buddy to navigate obstacles, pick up objects, control light and sound effects, add personality, and more. Your kid can even go off script and create entirely new actions.
Think Geek Furry Adventure Slippers
Get kids out of bed in the morning with these fun slippers. They’ll love stomping down the stairs to breakfast with the plush slippers on their feet, which will also keep them warm and comfortable around the house. They can even be worn to complete their costume when playing dress up.
The Adjustable Bag
When travelling with kids, they never seem to want to leave anything behind. This adjustable bag is the answer – with 3 different sizes, it expands to squeeze in just one more toy or book. It’s carry-on size too, meaning everything is at hand on a long trip.
Jurassic World Indominus Rex Zoomer Dino
The most fearsome dinosaur in Jurassic World, kids can tame Indominus Rex with just a remote control. This robotic dinosaur has IR sensors to recognize hand movements too – with a quick wave of their hand, kids can have Indominus spinning and flicking his tail at their command.
Top Race Full Functional Front Loader RC Toy
Kids can get busy with this radio-controlled construction tractor. The ideal toy for 12 year old boys who are in to construction vehicles, the fully functional arm can be moved up and down or forwards and backwards, and kids can control their tractor from up to 100 feet away.
Sphero Orbotix Ollie App-Controlled Robot
For kids who have every gadget going, this robot is the future of app-enabled racing – they can command Ollie to do tricks or push him to a top speed of 14mph. They don’t have to worry about crashing either, with his durable polycarbonate shell and LED lights.
Color The Earth Kit
Kids who are fascinated with geography will enjoy coloring in this inflatable globe – as well as picking continents they want to travel to, they’ll discover different countries and seas, helping to support their learning at school. The multi-colored globe can also be used as a ball to play with in the backyard.
Funko POP Marvel: Ant-Man Action Figure
Ant-Man may have been a hit on the big screen, but he’s far from big himself – just like his character, who can shrink in size when he puts on his suit, this Funko POP figure is under 4 inches tall, making it small enough for kids to carry around in their pockets.
Ukulele Diy Kit
Kids will find decorating this ukulele almost as fun as playing it. The neck and fretboard are already assembled in this DIY kit, meaning they can skip to the fun of customizing their instrument with paints and stickers, before learning new songs to entertain their audience.
If you don’t have the space to play a game of baseball in your backyard, kids can recreate the fun indoors with this board game. An entertaining game to play as a family, each player bats for a home-run by rolling the dice and moving around the board to each peg.
When the rain is falling (as it’s guaranteed to do during the summer vacation), bring the outdoors inside with this wooden cornhole game. Everything has been shrunk, from the goals to the beanbags, making it the perfect size to play on a tabletop to entertain bored kids.
Kids Edible Chemistry Kit
Most of what kids experiment with in science class shouldn’t be eaten. This chemistry set bends the rules, as everything kids create is 100% edible – whether they’ve made different flavored carbonated drinks, or various multi-colored jellies, they’ll learn about chemical reactions and be rewarded with a feast when the lesson is over.
4M Doodling Robot
This robot has a talent to rival Rothko’s. Kids can hand control of the pens over to Doodling Robot and watch as it creates spiraling patterns, which can be changed by altering the angle of the pens. As well as being entertaining to watch, this toy also teaches kids the basics of mechanics.
3D Hypotrochoid Art Set
Kids may not enjoy math at school, but they’ll see how much fun it can be with this 3D art set – using the interlocking gears they can create complex, looping patterns, that also represent mathematical equations. The set comes in a travel tin to keep them distracted on long road trips.
Super Mario Party
Get the party started with Super Mario Party, the fun, fast-paced game for Nintendo Switch. Up to 4 players roll the dice and individually race across the board searching for stars. Additional game play modes allow two game devices to link, providing side-by-side fun for multiple players. Mario fans will love this game!
LEGO Ninjago Movie City Docks Building Kit
Fans of the Ninjago movie will loving bringing scenes to life with this LEGO “City Docks” building set. The completed design is a 2-level Old World market with a dojo, sculptor’s workshop, and explorer’s house. It also has a harbor, cave, boat, crane, and includes 13 minifigures.
Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie Kit
The perfect gift for young filmmakers, this LEGO make-your-own-movie kit makes stop-motion animation fun and easy to learn. It comes with 36 elements including minifigures, mix-and-match faces, props, and fold-out backgrounds, an 80-page instruction manual and a free-app. “Ladies and Gentlemen, the Oscar for Best Short Film goes to…”
LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon Kit
No Star Wars fan can resist the allure of the Millennium Falcon, and this LEGO set brings that iconic ship to life. With over 1,400 pieces, you can rest assured that the details are incredible. It also includes coveted figures including Han, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite, and a Kessel and DD-BD droid.
Star Wars FurReal Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie Interactive Plush
What Star Wars fan wouldn’t want their own Wookie friend? This super-hairy interactive plush is brought to life with over 100 sound and motion combinations. He speaks fluent Wookie and occasionally lets out his iconic ear-piercing roar. He is the perfect road buddy for your little space explorer.
LEGO Star Wars Cimperial at-Hauler Kit
LEGO brings movies to life like no other toy. Your Star Wars fan will love this Imperial AT-Hauler with its stud shooters and rotating lifter arms. The more than 800 pieces come with 5 mini figures, including Qi’ra, Val, Rio, and two of Dryden’s guards.
Hot Wheels Spin Storm Playset
This Hot Wheels playset is the ultimate in fast-paced, racing fun. Cars go head-to-head in three intersecting crash zones on this thrilling, hit-or-miss track. Watch cars narrowly miss or slam into each other – the excitement is in finding out what will happen next. Two launchers come with the set and connect to others sold separately.
Anki Cozmo Limited Edition Robot
Cosmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in the movies, and he’s ready to be your child’s loyal sidekick. You can challenge Cosmo to a game or use “explorer” mode to see things from his perspective. With a beginner-friendly interface, he is the perfect educational robot for young coders.
$25 PlayStation Store Gift Card
When you don’t know what to get them, gift cards are always a perfect choice. For Playstation 4 fans, this card lets them download favorite games, coveted add-ons, and first-run movies. Gamers are always wanting upgrades, and they can apply this gift to their wish list items.
LEGO NINJAGO Firstbourne Ninja Toy Building Kit
Ninjago warriors can prepare for epic battles with this LEGO building kit featuring the Red Dragon. The more than 800 pieces include a stud-shooting helicopter and 6 minifigures: Kai, Cole, Heavy Metal, Jet Jack, Chew Toy, and Muzzle. Kids will love role-playing battles with the fierce beast who has a swiping tail and flapping wings.
Thames & Kosmos Robotics Smart Rovers and Vehicles
Your budding engineer can build 8 motorized machines controlled by programs and an ultrasound sensor with this Smart Machines kit. Kids will learn to code and build the machines with the easy-to-learn app and the 64-page illustrated manual. This educational set lets them learn engineering principles and robotics that apply to the real world.
Educational Insights Kanoodle
This puzzle-building, brain-twisting game is for solo players. Kanoodle comes with 12 colorful puzzle pieces and over 200 new building challenges, and kids can go from basic to deviously difficult and everything in between. Great for encouraging strategic thinking and problem solving skills, it comes with a 48-page illustrated booklet and a carrying case.
8 Thoughtful and Useful Diy Gifts for 12 Year Old Boys
Diy Fabric Phone Charger
Diy Boxy Dop Kit
Diy Giant Pocket Pillow Sewing Tutorial
Diy Glowstick Lightsabers
Diy Leather Deck Holder
Diy Ticket Memory Box
Diy Tapestry Phone Case
Diy Geeky Clocks
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