10 Best Toys & Gift Ideas for Twelve-Year-Old Boys

Barbara

He can’t wait to become a teenager! There’s something so elusively exciting about being a teen, and your twelve-year-old can barely wait. He’ll be trying to act more mature but of course, he’ll still want to have fun.

There are lots of activities out there to keep him happy and busy. You can provide him with new games that will keep him outside of the house or new digital toys to keep him inside. Whatever you choose, there are many things you can give him to distract him from his wish to become a teen much sooner.

Don’t know what to get? Here’s a few things I personally recommend looking at:

Best Gifts for Twelve-Year-Old Boys

# Name Rating
1 Funk Pop Figurines ★★★★
2 Kan Jam Game Set ★★★★
3 Franklin Sports Street Hockey Set ★★★★
4 Mpow Bluetooth Headphones ★★★★
5 OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot ★★★
6 SecretStorageBooks The Great Gatsby Hollow Book ★★★★★
7 Harry Potter Entire Collection ★★★★
8 KOLAKO Basketball Backpack ★★★★
9 Hasbro Catchphrase ★★★★★
10 Nintendo Switch ★★★★

Funko Pop Figurines

Funk Pop Figurines

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Your kid’s old enough to start his very own collection! Why not start him out with something simple but super engaging? Funko Pop figurines have hundreds of designs! From movies and video games to book characters and music artists, they have it all!

You will surely find Funko Pop figurines that have something to do with your kid’s interests. To start, why not give him a Harry Potter figure? At 3 ¾ inches, it’s adorable and iconic. All Funk Pop figurines have a distinct design: large heads with small bodies. I mean, just completing the entire Harry Potter line will take quite a long time. That’s not to include the other franchises you can get like Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, and much, much more!

Kan Jam Game Set

Kan Jam Game Set

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Does your kid like playing with a Frisbee? Well, he’ll definitely like the Kan Jam set. It’s a competitive game that will keep him highly engaged and busy. He can even bring it along wherever he goes!

This set comes in an easy to pack bag and super easy to set up so your son won’t have a problem playing with it anywhere. He can choose to play with it in your backyard or set it up on the beach. All accessories in the set are made with top quality materials that are made to last for a long time. It doesn’t matter what weather your son and his friends play in since everything is made to be weather-proof! Really, it’s a great, fun game to get.

Franklin Sports Street Hockey Set

Franklin Sports Street Hockey Set

Rating: ★★★★

Review: You can’t play hockey all the time because you’ll need an ice skating rink or frozen lakes. If it’s not winter, there are no frozen lakes about and not all places have a local ice skating rink. But if you’re son is into hockey, he’ll definitely want to play all year-round.

Now he can! This hockey set is designed to be played in the streets. Your kid can make the most out of the two hockey goals as well as hockey sticks that come in it. All he needs is a pair of roller skates and he can practice his hockey skills to the fullest. He can even compete with his friends!

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones

Mpow Bluetooth Headphones

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Does your kid love music? But is are the wires of his headphones getting in his way? Well, thanks to modern technology and Bluetooth, he can now enjoy wireless headphones!

Just like its predecessors, this wireless model provides impressive sound quality. It is created with a 40mm neodymium driver and a CSR chip which gives excellent sound just like a top quality stereo. It even has an around-ear cup design which makes for an immersive quality. What’s more is the battery life of the wireless mode. These headphones can last for a whopping 20 hours of playtime. It can even work on devices like cellphones, computers, and TVs.

OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

OWI 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot

Rating: ★★★

Review: We’ve encountered robots and solar-powered toys, but now technology has graced us with another awesome invention: the solar-powered robot!

Your kid will totally have the time of his life building this robot. It has 14 different robot modes aside from the multiple movements it can do. Your son can even create lots of different designs like a rowing boat, or a walking crab, or even an awesome zombie chaser! While learning about robotics, he can also be educated about renewable energy sources since this robot doesn’t need any batteries. All he needs it the sun! Honestly, that’s a really nice concept that kids should learn more about.

SecretStorageBoxes The Great Gatsby Hollow Book Safe

SecretStorageBooks The Great Gatsby Hollow Book

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: [Great for young cousins and nephews] Let’s face it. Your little boy isn’t so little anymore, and he’s bound to have secrets of his own. There might be things he deems too private for the eyes of many (especially his parents). Give him a reprieve by providing him with a secret storage of his own.

Give him this special edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The beautiful hardbound cover of this literary classic will have people keeping well away from it, just like he wants them to! That’s because this edition isn’t actually readable. It’s a small secret storage for his little trinkets and whatnot. Since it’s made from an actual book, it won’t look suspicious when joined by other real books on his shelf.

Harry Potter Entire Collection

Harry Potter Entire Collection

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Has your son read the first Harry Potter book last year? Or has he been a fan of the movies for a long time? Well, now it’s time to give him the entire Harry Potter collection!

From Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone all the way to Deathly Hallows, your son will have the time of his life reading Harry’s journey. It’s a tale that has changed a number of generations, and this magical adventure will surely keep him engaged for a long time. After all, it’s not called the novel of the century for nothing!

KOLAKO Basketball Backpack

KOLAKO Basketball Backpack

Rating: ★★★★

Review: It’s kind of hard bringing a basketball wherever your son goes, right? But he just refuses to live it at home! Or maybe he’s in the school varsity and just wants to practice with his own ball. Whatever the reason, make his life a whole lot easier with this basketball backpack!

This backpack is highly durable which makes it great for school books and notebooks. It can also be used as a travel or laptop bag as well. Its main compartment is spacious and it has multiple smaller storage areas for all of your boy’s daily necessities. And best of all, it has a net in front which holds your son’s basketball (or any type of sports ball honestly) securely in place and out of the way. It even has a USB charging port and headphone hole if your son is a certified Techie as well.

Hasbro Catchphrase

Hasbro Catchphrase

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Add another awesome game to add to game night is Catchphrase, and you can give it to your son to play with his friends (and your family as well). It’s super easy to understand and play.

But don’t be fooled! Catchphrase is still super challenging. With over 5,000 words and phrases in this electronic game, you never know just what you’ll get. It’s a race against time, and you will need to guess the phrase as fast as you can! There are many ways to make the simple gameplay unique so it depends on your son on how he’ll make a spin out of this awesome game.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

Rating: ★★★★

Review: If your kid still doesn’t have a video game console/device of any kind, well now’s the age to get him one! The Nintendo Switch is a fantastic choice since it acts kind of like a 2-in-1 device!

Your son can easily go back and forth from a home video game system and a handheld mobile console. This new game style is innovative and super convenient for everyone who loves playing video games. Plus, it also features a cool touchscreen ability. And the best part is that its controllers still feel like the classic Nintendo controllers your son has grown to love. And think of all the games he can play! There are tons of Nintendo games out there to enjoy.

Conclusion

Your kid may be excited to become a teenager but that doesn’t mean he should just breeze through the year in constant anticipation.

Make this years as exciting as his previous ones with the many activities he can do. His much-awaited age will be ever so near without him even noticing because of the fun he’ll be doing.