Knowing what to buy for someone is difficult enough, but buying gifts for a 12 year old boy can be even worse. Why? Well, for one, their interests change like the emotions they display.

In a rush? Here you can find our condensed list of the 10 best gifts for 12 year old boys:

Children switch very quickly, one minute they are happy and the next they’re unhappy about ‘something.’ What? Well, we wouldn’t understand as they tell us.

So, here is our full list of the best gifts for 12 year old boys. Now, we realize that not everyone has the cash to be able to buy the most expensive gift for the child in their life. However, we got you covered, here in our list we provide a range from under $30, to between $30 – $50, and $50 plus. So you can be sure to find something sure to please.

These are the most economical options, but still lovely gifts. So, don’t feel horrible about not being able to afford the most expensive items on this list.

I, personally, think you shouldn’t spoil a child too much, they’ll grow up to be an entitled brat. A brat that no one wants to deal with at all! So, remember not being able to buy a child a toy on their birthday isn’t the worst thing you can do to them.

Floating Football with LED Light

Now if your child or a child, you know loves soccer, and led lights. Well, do I have the perfect gift for you! This a ‘Floating’ soccer ball, yeah I know it says ‘Football.’ However, note that in some countries,’ Football’ is actually ‘Soccor’ to us. So, the more you know.

LEGO Technic WHACK! 42072 Building Kit

Of course, there be legos on this list. Legos are what I always have gotten my little brother for his birthday. Even now when he’s in his teens, I still buy him legos. He’s become a collecter at this point having a treasure chest of legos. So, yes, legos are the best route to go!?

Handheld Kids Walkie Talkies

I’m not sure about you; however, as a child, I loved being about to communicate with my siblings through this little device called a walkie-talkie. Maybe your child, their siblings, or friends will too. 

Pick-a-Palooza DIY Guitar Pick Punch with Leather Key Chain Pick Holder

Stephen Curry: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Sharpest Shooters

S.T.E.A.M. Line Toys UGears Models 3-D Wooden Puzzle – Mechanical Theater

Awful Phantom Labyrinth Cube

Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography

3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle+Bluetooth Speaker+ Dancing Lights

Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock Camping Double & Single with Tree Straps

4M Table Top Robot

Does your child like technology, robots, and building? If yes, then here you go. This science kit allows your child can build a robot. How cool!

Star Night Lights

Can your child not sleep at night without a night light, does this child also like looking at the night sky, or stars. Well, now they can have both, they can stare at the night sky, and have a night light. Yeah, thanks, technology!

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Baseball Logo Athletic Crew Socks

Wireless Headset Music Hat, Knit Winter Warm Beanie Headphone

NFL Team Logo Action Backpack

Soccer Backpack with Ball Holder Compartment

Protective DJ Controller Carry Case For Numark Party Mix Starter Mixer

R/C Helicopter with Gyro- Red

This part of the list is where prices get a bit higher. However, I still tried to find the best and affordable gifts that can suit any child’s interest! So, were on the same team. I love to be a good gift-giver, shop on a budget, and I love to help people. So you can trust me!

Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone

This product is a remotely controllable drone and one that your child can fly. Wow, and not mention look at that price tag, not bad if I say so myself. So check it out, if you’re interested.

My First Coding & Computer Science Kit

Another science kit for your little scientist! This kit helps your child to learn binary codes, encryption, algorithms, and pixelation. What fun!

SmartLab Toys Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab

This product is another science kit; this one, however, teaches you about electronic engineering, also playing and building.

LEGO Technic Racing Yacht 42074 Building Kit

MONOPOLY Dragon Ball Z Board Game

UCTRONICS Advanced Starter Kit for Arduino with Instruction Booklet

3D Print Animal Studded Backpack

ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Brain Teaser Games Wooden Laser-Cut Air Vehicle Kits Engineering Toy

3D Game Programming for Kids: Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript

USA Toyz Compatible Nerf Targets for Shooting

Does your child like nerf, do they want to train their aiming skills. Where this item claim to be able to help. I have always wanted a nerf gun as a child. However, my parents didn’t agree with buying me a ‘gun’ so to speak. But, if you- like me, see nothing wrong with this toy then here you go.

RC Car for Kids

Not only is this a remote control car, but it’s also a building kit. Meaning you can build your remote control car! Now, this is cool. Makes me wanna get a kit.

DIKAOU Led flame table lamp, Torch atmosphere Bluetooth speakers&Outdoor Portable Stereo Speaker

ROBOTIME 3D Puzzle Music Box Wooden Craft Kit Robot Machinarium Toy 

Star Wars: The Essential Atlas

NPET Pro Skateboard Complete 31 Inch 7 Layer

Doctor Who – Journal of Impossible Things

New Era NFL Biggest Fan 2.0 Cuff Knit Beanie

Now we’re exceeding what I consider frugal gifts. These gifts are the most expensive and are very, very nice. But, as I stated prior, I’m still looking out for your budget, whatever it may be. So, let’s have a look at what I found that may be the perfect gift.

Ravensburger Gravitrax Marble Run

This is a buildable race track that lets you experiment with gravity, magnetism, and kinetics. The goal is like any race, to win.

Spikeball Pro Kit (Tournament Edition)

For those who want to play in the sport Spikeball, I honestly never heard of this sport in my life. But it looks cool! Let me explain in the purest form possible, they hit the ball, making sure it doesn’t hit the ground. They hit that ball it bounces on the trampoline looking thing and bounces it back and forward to each other. I promise, it’s much more fun than my explanation, check it out from the link below.

Play22 Laser Tag Sets

I have yet, in my whole life, to see someone who didn’t like to play laser tag. It’s simply too much fun, how can you not enjoy it.

PowerNet Baseball Softball Practice Net

Skatro Mini Cruiser Skateboard. 22x6inch Retro Style Plastic Board

PowerNet Popup Soccer Goals Portable Net

LEGO Technic Race Kart 42048 Building Kit

Kan Jam Ultimate Disc Game

Underground Toys Doctor Who Tardis Tumbling Game

Capture the Flag REDUX

This game is the classic capture-the-flag. However, it glows the dark glowy stuff so you can even play it at night. Now nothing can stop the fun!

Osmo – Creative Kit for iPad

Now you probably have seen the Ads for this thing as I have. It’s a neat little device for any young artist so, if you have an iPad feel free to get this add-on for your budding Picasso!

RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Board Game

Bailando 40 Inch Cutaway Acoustic Guitar

Robobloq Robot Kit

LEGO Technic Drag Racer

ESPN EZ Fold Indoor Basketball Game for 2 Players with LED Scoring


OpenWheeler GEN2 Racing Wheel Stand Cockpit Red on Black

Woah, we’ve gone through the main list that fast. Or that long depending on how fast you’d read this. Whatever, you still got through. Now, if none of these gifts- which I 99% doubt wasn’t a perfect gift, were for you. Well here are fourteen extra gifts ideas that you can provide to that child in your life.

Top Seven Video Games

Who doesn’t love video games, I could I’d play them 24/7. However, as an adult, I don’t have the time. But I’m sure your child will! So listed here are the top seven video games that are popular among 12 year old boys.

Kingdom Hearts III

Kingdom hearts is a fun game, I loved playing it, and I’m sure your child will too. The Kingdom hearts series likes to take parts of Final Fantasy and then combine it with Disney to create its world. Kingdom hearts main character is Sora, a young boy who fights to protect the world of which he lives from the darkness. Along the way, he aids iconic Disney characters, from Elsa to Donald Duck. So, if this sounds like a game you would like to play, well check out the link below. You can find this game on PS4 and Xbox One.

LEGO Worlds

Remember when I said I got my little brother legos. Well, you shouldn’t be surprised when I say I also got him lego games. Now, my childhood wouldn’t be complete without being filled with lego games, so you can trust my expertise when I say this is one of the best lego games you can play. Trust me; I’m a veteran at this game. I have been playing since there was no such thing as voiced dialogue. No dynamic split-screen and two players were tethered together tighter than two braided strains of hair! Wow, I’m amazed at how far we come in lego video games. You can find this game on PC, PS4, and the Nintendo Switch.

Rocket League: Collector’s Edition

Rocket League is another upcoming game, like Fortnite, just without the great dance moves. The game rocket league is where you take a race car, and you use it while making impressive moves, and play soccer. It’s a cool game that is sure to transfix your child for hours, within reason, of course. You can find this game on PS4, and PC.


Come on now; you think I wasn’t going to put this game on here. This game is the most popular game for both children and adults. I mean, who wouldn’t blame them, this game is such a fun experience. It has no limits and lets you build anything your mind can come up with, how awesome! Now, you can find this game everwhere, seeing as it’s on almost every platform. You can find Minecraft on Mobile, Pc, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PS Vita, and the Nintendo Switch.

Hasbro Family Fun Pack

I’m sure everyone has played or owns at least one Hasbro game. Well, like most board games, they have converted to the digital age, and you can now play them virtually. Which makes it much more fun as now you can play them online and with your friends anywhere and at any time. You can find this game on PS4 and Xbox One.

Lego Marvel Collection

This deal is the most bang for your buck. It’s not just one game; this is three games for the price of one. This deal contains LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. So, if your an addict to those good old Lego games, here’s the fix you need. I love most lego games out there, as they encourage creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. And if you have a second player involved, it inspires teamwork.

Sonic Forces: Standard Edition

Everyone has heard of Sonic. The fastest blue hedgehog we ever have seen, and the first blue hedgehog we saw too. This cartoon character has existed for a long time; however, like Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and Legos, they have lasted through the ages. Sonic the hedgehog is still very popular with younger kids, which is no surprise. How can we not like this funny character and his friends? Well, now you can consume even more of his merch with a Sonic video game. In this game, you can play as your very own character! Which means you can finally put your very own character into the sonic series and watch they interact with each other. Sound fun, well, it certainly is!

Top Seven Action Figures

We transversed through many different types of gifts; nowhere is a classic that everyone has at least bought as a gift for a boy at least once. And this gift is called an Action figure. Again, I have here only the best deals, to save you some bucks, but are still quality gifts for 12 year old boys. I’m sure they’ll love them! Here are the top seven action figures for your 12 year old child, that they’ll thank you for getting them.

Spider-Man Titan Hero Series Figure

Now, it’s merely your friendly neighborhood, Spider-Man! Now, this is the most famous superhero that marvel ever created, and your child is sure to agree!

Sunny Days Entertainment Elite Force Army Rangers Action Figure 5 Pack

These toys are a gift for boys that love to play with soldiers action figures, and it’s a five-pack so that he can share! Remember, sharing is caring!

Siyushop 7 Pcs Transform Toys, Deformation Car Robots

These toys are transforming cars, and yes are a knock off of another brand. However, I can’t say they are a complete rip-off. Who knows; they might sue me; however, while their design choice and slogan might be a carbon copy. You can’t deny they are a reasonable price, so maybe you can forgive them.

Scooby-Doo Monster Set Action Figure

Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? Well, he’s now in your child’s hand. Now, this another brand that has existed for a while. Starting 1970s, the mystery gang is always on a case to catch a monster and unmask them, finding the actual suspect. To which the criminals always angrily says they could have gotten away with it ‘If it wasn’t for you meddling kids!’ So, if you want some nostalgia. And or you to pass on a beloved childhood series of yours.

JamBer Dinosaur Toys 34 Pack Realistic Dinosaur Action Figures

These are perfect for those who love dinosaurs, and perfect for children who love to share, as it comes with 34 dinosaurs.

Fortnite Squad Mode 4 Figure Pack, Series 1

Fortnite has become a popular game amongst the younger, and some older crowds. I’m sure that 12 year old boy you care for will love this gift, especially if they love fortnite! But don’t let them get addicted to those fortnite skins!

Minecraft Ender Dragon Action Figure

If your child is a Minecraft obsessed and wants everything, Minecraft here is an action figure for them. This model is a Minecraft Ender Dragon, that looks exactly like the dragon in the game! So, much you might flee in terror, or pull out your diamond sword and try to slay the beast. The replica is so accurate; it looks like it was pulled straight from The End.

And this concludes our list of the perfect gifts for 12 year old boys. However, these gifts can be given to girls as well; it merely depends on the child and their preferences.

So, lastly, I hope you find what you are looking for, and hope the child enjoys your gift! This list is designed to locate you the greatest gift you can give to your child, or a child, you know. So hopefully this list gives you a gift to give the 12 year old boy in your life, for any occasion! Also, remember, it’s the thought that counts! Peace, in love and light.

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