13th Birthday Gifts that Parents will Thank you for!
Ever gotten a standing ovation at a 13 year old's birthday party? Well, your chances are about to get a whole lot better with the help of this list of great gift ideas for teen boys and girls!
They're officially a teenager! Turning 13 is an important milestone, but it can also be a complicated one. Gifts require a bit more consideration now that they've outgrown most toys, but also might not be ready for adults gifts. Their parents might be just as lost as you are in trying to decide what to give as a gift on this special day. Luckily, you've got friends like us, and we've definitely got you covered!
Replogle Globes 83502 Illuminated Carlyle Globe
Prompt delivery. Perfect order. A lovely globe, well worth the money
13 year old geography lovers will treasure the Replogle Globes 83502 Illuminated Carlyle Globe. This lovely globe has an antique design and 12-inch diameter. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift - the illumination provided by the globe transforms it on a soft night light to comfort kids while they sleep.
Collect and Build Robo Battlers Series Stomper
Makes a cute robot toy and the pieces are all reusable. They can combine sets to make more complex robots. Great toy for your budding engineers.
This bright-colored robot is super motorized for exciting mechanical movement. The Collect and Build Robo Battlers Series Stomper is a large-eyed robot with a jumping and stomp motion. This lovely toy is motorized with 118 K'NEX parts and makes an excellent 13th birthday gift for the young robot lover.
82 Piece Deluxe Art Set in Wooden Case
I bought this for my granddaughter and she is thrilled! It’s well made, sturdy, with quality art tools. I have been searching for a great art set and couldn’t be happier!
Christmas is any day of the year with the Xmas edition of the adorable Gallery Studio 82 Piece Deluxe Art Set in Wooden Case. This excellent art set makes a great 13th birthday gift for the young artist. It features 24 color pencils, 24 watercolor cakes, 24 oil pastels, 2 drawing pencils, 2 paint brushes, and accessories. They all come beautifully packed in their own wooden carrying case, plus a free Christmas-themed coloring book.
Zometool Creator 3 Construction Kit
Zometool is a great educational toy. Look, it is a lot of fun to make cool geometric stuff and then take it apart and do something else with it.
If more parts mean more fun, then the Zometool Creator 3 Construction Kit is the funnest game of all. It contains 738 precision-made components that build together thousands of different models, ranging from simple shapes to large and complex 3D structures. It makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift and an excellent way to have fun with an open-ended play.
Estes Alpha III Rocket Bulk Pack
Great value for the money. A great rocket for a group or class project. This is a very easy to assemble kit. When working with a class I didn't want to worry about cutting balsa wood and aligning fins. This fit the bill perfectly.
The Estes Alpha III Rocket Bulk Pack is the coolest 13th birthday gift out there for the young astronaut. Each rocket bulk pack has 12 individual packets, which can be assembled by the thirteen-year-old with the required components. Kids will love to launch and fill the sky with rockets with their friends.
LEGO Education Space and Airport Set
This is an awesome starter lego set at a fantastic value. My nephew loved it and dove right in. The kit comes in a box which is plenty big for all of the pieces and even big enough for many of the completed models to fit inside on top of the unbuilt pieces.
Learning about spacecraft and aircraft can and should be fun! The LEGO Education Space and Airport Set is a lovely 13th birthday gift for a kid who would love to investigate topics such as air-traffic control, long-distance travel, outer space, and aliens. The set comes with five activity cards and elements to build satellites, helicopters, airplanes, an airport, a space shuttle, and more.
4M Table Top Robot
This is amazing kids learning robot.This funny robot is super easy to put together. My son, MY daughter and Daddy put together in few minutes only. You love it when your kids start jumping when the robot really start walking on the top of table.
The 4M Table Top Robot features everything needed to construct a working robot crab - it is a hands-on science kit that will teach any kid the basics of robotics. It makes a lovely 13th birthday gift that challenges a kid’s imagination and performs acrobatic tricks on a regular tabletop.
4M Magnet Science Kit
My son had a blast with this kit. He is into all things science, but magnets are one of his favorite things to learn about and play with. This kit allowed him to put together a little car, so that was a bonus. He still uses this kit, even months after receiving it. If you know kids, you know how fickle they can be with their toys. This is a keeper
Young scientists will have a blast while learning about the effects of magnetism with the 4M Magnet Science Kit. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift that includes everything needed to build a fishing game, a magnet wand, a levitron racer, and more - it can be used to build 10 fun experiments and games in total.
littleBits Rule Your Room Kit
It has a lot of potential, and it's very versatile. It's a great creative toy. You can make art out of it. You can use it to build. The sky's the limit.
This fantastic invention kit minimizes screen time for both kids and teens - any child wanting to take some control over their room will love it. The littleBits Rule Your Room Kit helps kids and teens develop engineering and problem-solving skills while creating interactive inventions that combine the kit with anything they already own. This fun gift for teens inspires them to make many inventions but gives them step-by-step instructions for 8 of them, with a bonus challenge.
Amazing Bacteria Science Kit
This kit is a good basic kit for growing bacteria. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter loved this and she said it made her feel like a "real scientist" because she was using real science supplies. High quality kit with plenty of swabs and droppers for sampling surfaces.
Teens who are into microbiology or just want to have a great science fair project will love the Amazing Bacteria Science Kit. This fun gift lets them to see bacteria and fungi grow. The plates for bacteria growth are covered with a thick agar surface, which prevents them from cracking and drying, while also feeding the microbes that kids want to study.
K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set
Great addition to my son's school stuff! He loves building and finding new ways to create! starsVery nice set to teach renewable energy!
With more than 500 pieces of the K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set, kids will be able to build nine different functioning real-world replicas of water, wind, and solar-powered machines. This is a really fun, educational gift for teens. It helps them to learn and compare the efficiency of water, wind, and solar energy. Besides the pieces, the set also features skid plates, a power cord, and solar motor assembly.
LEGO Star Wars VIII Building Kit
Loads of fun to build, lots of functions. Son loved it. The set was great and I had a blast assembling it! The instructions were great and very easy to follow and it appeared, they included extra pieces as well.
LEGO lovers and/or Star Wars lovers will enjoy the LEGO Star Wars VIII BB-8 75187 Building Kit so much! This kit features LEGO building pieces enough to put together a BB-8 model. It makes a super fun gift for kids, featuring authentic detailing. The rotating head and the opening hatch with welding torch are super cool, and the BB-8 model also comes with a display stand and a decorative fact plaque.
1000 Colors Jigsaw Puzzle
Enjoyed putting this puzzle together.The pieces are higher quality and the colors are gorgeous. The change in hues is subtle but your eye will pick up on it and it helps with completing the puzzle. I highly recommend this product.
The 1000 Colors Jigsaw Puzzle is a 1000-piece puzzle that blends CMYK colors together into a lovely color spectrum. This excellent, fun gift for kids has high-quality pieces that click together making it easier to keep everything in place. The colors make this puzzle easier to assemble, and the color sorting becomes intuitive and soothing.
Logitech Wireless Mouse
I have 3 of these now. Once you get used to kicking the scroll left and right to go back or forward, you won't want anything else. Durable, you don't ever have to shut it off (unless it's in something that moves) and the battery lasts forever.
The Logitech Wireless Mouse is a lovely bright-colored red-stripped mouse, made especially to cheer up a teen’s day. This wireless mouse makes a fun gift for kids who continuously use laptops and computers - it roams up to 10 meters away from base without any problems. The mouse is super comfy to use, and the web wheel whirl around quickly and smoothly.
Avengers Hero Inventor Kit
My daughters and I have spent a couple hours experimenting with the Inventor Kit, and have had a great time. The companion app is intuitive and walks you through all of the steps of creating circuits, testing them, and then customizing them.
A fun gift for kids who love the Avengers movies, this toy turns them into superheroes. Suitable from age 8 through to 15, kids will be able to create unique superhero identities and powers, with electronic building blocks that snap together to turn circuits into inventions.
Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab
This is great for my little aspiring scientist. She loves doing the experiments. This kit is great because it goes into the science behind the experiment before you do it and then has you think about the experiment after, having you write down what you think happened and why based on the mini lesson at the beginning.
Made especially for girls, the Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal is the cutest and coolest science kit ever. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift to any young scientist. Kids will get to observe the outdoors with the lightweight, high-tech binoculars, and make lots of experiments with the included 4 test tubes, beaker, rack, lab glasses, graduated cylinder, dropper, funnel, and stirring rod. The activity journal is filled with experiments using regular household ingredients.
Letters to My Future Self
Bought as a gift for a friend - this is such a cute idea. The letters are adorable and feel really high quality; designed like vintage airmail letters/envelopes.All come with cute little stickers to seal your letters once they are written. A really lovely idea, keepsake and something to cherish for the future.
The amazing Letters to My Future Self: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever is a lovely collection of 12 letters that makes one of the best 13th birthday gifts out there. It allows kids to write letters for themselves, just like the entries of the journal, and seal them up with the included stickers. After that, they just need to assign a date and wait to read them!
Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set
We love these cards and take them with us everywhere we travel. It is a fun way to learn a language as you play. Instead of saying the name of the card we say the phrase on the card and the other person has to transalte! Fun, easy, compact, perfect to travel with You can't go wrong with these cards!
The Lingo Playing Cards | Language Learning Game Set is an innovative way to help anyone to learn a new language by combining the familiar flashcard aesthetics with the fun of playing cards. This excellent gift idea features 4 suits of 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers. Common phrases and their pronunciations are present in this game set, available in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin.
Celestron 21087 PowerSeeker 80AZS Telescope
It works awesome and is better than I expected for what I paid. Excellent beginner's telescope. I bought this for my grandson for Christmas. He was thrilled. We had a clear starry night, saw lots of constellations and even got a glimpse of Venus and Mars.
There are many kids out there that dream of having a telescope. Tthe Celestron 21087 PowerSeeker 80AZS Telescope makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for some out of this world fun! It is effortless to set up, and newbies won't have any problems with that. The sharp views of this telescope will be appreciated for years to come - it can be used for terrestrial view, as well as astronomic.
Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
This is my boys' go to cookbook. They love the recipes and the food comes out really good. My oldest is not an in the kitchen kind of kid, but he does really well with this cookbook. Awesome, we love it!! Great book for starter cooks
Breakfast, sides, snacks, dinners, or dessert - you name it. With the Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat cookbook, tweens and kids will learn to prepare the meals they love the most. This book makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for anyone who is hungry. It has easy-to-follow instructions that will provide kids with the tools they need to conquer the kitchen.
Lined Writing Journals Notebook (Value Pack)
They are beautifully made! The pages feel nice, the pen is high enough quality that it does not detract from the quality of the journal, and the charm is attractive.
The Lined Writing Journals Notebook is a meaningful birthday gift to anyone who needs or likes to write. With 80 sheets (160 lined pages), this leather notebook is refillable - the kit features a 2 in 1 touchscreen pen, a binder index table, a card pouch, and a zipper pouch.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Paperback
I feel it is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers to share with all teens. The world is big and coming at them so fast. Lets equip them in every way that we can. Bought this for my HS students as an alternative read. They love it! I think I will buy a classroom set and use it as a part of my curriculum next year!
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is a paperback book that makes a great 13th birthday gift for ambitious teens. This fabulous book guides kids step-by-step to get them from where they are now, to where they want to be in the future. This is a useful and thoughtful gift, that discusses real issues and relevant themes like cyberbullying and social media.
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game
OMG, my kids are so excited about the arrival of our new game. They have know idea how much they're gonna gain from this. This is a sure winner guaranteed to become a definite classic. Absolutely recommend this to anyone who wants a fun challenging approach to teach the kids something they will use on a daily basis!!! Winner!!!
Including 40 cards for calmness and mindfulness practice, the Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game makes a wonderful birthday gift. It is a fun game, great especially for kids and teenagers. The cards are durable and sturdy, and the group play is fantastic for social skill development.
LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower
This is the best of the smaller architecture series. It's sturdy, and slightly over a foot tall. The substantial size of the Eiffel tower makes it a better show piece.
LEGO for bigger kids, the LEGO Architecture 21019 The Eiffel Tower is super cool! This excellent 13th birthday gift idea features a detailed model of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, that kids can build. It includes a booklet with information about the design, architecture, and history of the Eiffel Tower, and 321 pieces for a blast of fun.
Brain Twisting Solitaire Game
Very engaging activity for kids & older folks. Grandkids love it! Son & I raced (I bought 2) to see who could solve puzzles faster. This is a fun game no matter your age. Encourages problem solving, practice of spatial relationships, & reading of a diagram.
Brain puzzles with endless replay value are a must for any teen in the digital age. They should always have a game like Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game that entertains them whenever they’re tired of the screens. This fantastic fifteenth birthday gift idea includes 200 puzzle challenges, 12 puzzle pieces, a 48-page illustrated puzzle book, and a carrying case, great for traveling.
Super Bright Handheld LED Emergency Flashlights
No problems. The beam is adjustable by pulling and pushing the lighting tube that holds the lens. Excellent product. Absolutely to best flashlight I have ever owned. This is about the 10th one I have purchased for family and friends.
This multipurpose light makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for the young explorer. The Super Bright Handheld LED Emergency Flashlights uses an ultra-bright, original US made CREE chipset, powered LED light. This is an essential piece for any adventurer’s travel kit - kids will feel like they are on a mission with their tactical team.
14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot
Amazingly engineered, terribly manufactured. The amount of stuff you can do with this is amazing. Someone was exceptionally smart when they engineered this. You can make so many different gear trains, it's crazy complex, it's an engineering marvel how many different things you can make with little plastic parts.
Kids and teens will love the 14-in-1 Educational Solar Robot. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift gets a future engineer to build a robot that can be used in 14 different modes. With this robot, teens will learn about robotics and solar energy right in their home. The robot works on land or water, depending on the mode - it’s exciting and fun to see how it behaves in different environments.
Mova Relief Map Blue Globe 4.5"
Great product. Fascinates all visitors to my house. This globe is awesome. Works flawlessly
A lovely 13th birthday gift for astronomy enthusiasts, the Mova Relief Map Blue Globe 4.5" is unique decoration and educational item. This classic topographical map shows landscapes of Earth's land masses and uses solar cell technology to rotate silently on its own. The globe comes with a 3-pronged acrylic stand, which is easy-to-assemble, and user manual, in all secure foam packaging
Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit
I highly recommend this kit for the beginner or for someone wanting to improve rudimentary or rusty soldering skills. The project is straightforward and worked properly the first time after completion by my grandson.
Teens who are interested in building and electricity will love the Elenco AmeriKit Learn to Solder Kit. This fantastic fourteenth birthday gift is amazing for young problem-solvers who want to get their hands on everything. It includes a solder, soldering iron and wire cutters - with them, they will be able to learn to solder and practice with the printed circuit board (PCB).
Contigo AUTOSEAL Kangaroo Water Bottle
I really love this water bottle. There are no leaks from the lid or from the place where you sip. I truly love this water bottle and carry it with me everywhere! I highly recommend this product. It was actually everything I was looking for for a gym bottle.
Tweens need to drink a lot of water. You can make it easier for them by giving them the Contigo AUTOSEAL Kangaroo Water Bottle with Storage Compartment for their 13th birthday gift. Made from BPA-free material, this bottle has a patented lid technology, in which the person can press to sip, and release to seal.
The Teen's Guide to World Domination
My brother loved the book, I even caught him reading it a second time. I gave it to my 14 year old son for his birthday and he found the authors sense of humor engaging enough to read the first 2 chapters that night.
The Teen's Guide to World Domination makes a thoughtful fourteenth birthday gift for any teen who's just startying to become independent. Full of knowledge, guidance, and skills, this excellent book takes from the author's life experiences. It gives excellent advice, entertaining stories, and endless life lessons.
Buddha Board Mini Buddha Board
It's a great item for the kids who would rather draw then say build with blocks. You can draw with nothing in mind and it is relaxing/fun. You can also draw a planned picture and it is fun. Be sure to show it off before it fades away though!
No special skill or training is required to paint with the Buddha Board Mini Buddha Board. Kids will have fun by drawing on the surface of the Buddha Board with only water and the small brush included. This excellent 12th birthday gift is environmentally friendly and will last for years. When the water evaporates they will find a clean slate, ready to create all over again
Wreck This Journal: Now in Color Paperback
Bought as a Christmas Pressie for my niece and she adored this! A great way to express a little creativity every day as she can work her way through or complete randomly, a nice hobby and distraction which will be a cute keepsake when finished.
The International bestselling book Wreck This Journal is the coolest paperback wrecking journal ever. In this version, kids can paint and create with multiple colors the favorite prompts ever. It makes a fantastic 13th birthday gift for crafty kids who will have a blast while wrecking the journal and getting artistig in the process.
Strong Is the New Pretty
This is a gorgeous book full of inspiration. The pictures are unique and each one makes me think of a different triumph. If you are looking for a feel good, inspirational book of pictures this is it. It is not complicated but it is perfect. I really love it.
The lovely Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves is a hardcover book that presents 175 memorable photographs of girls being themselves. This fantastic 13th birthday gift shows what real beauty is: being your authentic self and owning it. The photographer Kate T. Parker finds real beauty in girls and captures it.
2019 Bubble Wrap Calendar
I bought this for a friend who was stressing out over an upcoming math test. She loves it. Bought for myself but my son wanted one too! Gave him the first one and ordered another one for myself! Love the big bubbles!
This fantastic calendar will make kids happy to plan events and count days. The 2019 Bubble Wrap Calendar is a wall calendar made for everyone eager to pop. It makes an excellent 13th birthday gift idea that features each day covered in a bubble that can be popped when the day is past! The typeset of the calendar is in Helvetica Neue, so it’s easy to read and has a clean and modern look.
littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit
The awards are right, this is the toy of the Year! I was genuinely impressed with how my kids were applying the things they learned in the build experience, to everyday things, all while having so much fun. They were explaining how a light switch, bluetooth, dc motor etc work in cars, houses and other items
The littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit is fantastic for teaching kids to code and to control electronics with coding. This award-winning toy makes an excellent 13th birthday gift for a curious kid. It features more than 22 missions in the app, and players can teach their Droid some new skills too. The complete kit includes the droid parts, all electronic blocks, 9V battery, and app.