Teen Birthday Gifts that Parents will Thank you for!

    30th August, 2019

If we do say so ourselves, this list of gifts for teen boys and girls are pretty rad.

No two teens are the same, and what one parent passes off as an acceptable gift might send another parent to the moon. That's why we took special care when building this list to suit any teen, not matter what their passions in life are, all the while keep all the parents content. So, if you're that aunt, sibling or friend who always seems to get 'the wrong' gift, this list might be for you!

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.

Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game

Nice and easy game to quickly get out and play. My son included this in his top games to play. Great game brilliant way to memorise our planets and some of their moons. Can be played without the action cards for youngers players to grasp the rules.

This highly-addictive, award-winning game makes an excellent 17th birthday gift choice for astronomy lovers. In Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game players get to be astronauts that race each other to explore the planets and moons of the solar system, and return safely back to Earth after. Teens will love to learn new and exciting facts about planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and more!

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.

Tom's Turnstile - The Sequential Movement Puzzle

This elegant puzzle makes an incredible gift for a teen. The Tom's Turnstile - The Sequential Movement Puzzle is a brass brainteaser on which a chronic puzzler needs to arrange 12 numbers in the right order by rotating them around the dial with the turnstiles. Forged out of solid brass, it comes in a stylish box and inside a Velveteen travel bag.

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.

Wood Trick Wheel of Fortune Kit

The Wood Trick Wheel of Fortune Kit is not a regular wheel of fortune. This puzzle has precision cut pieces of wood that are assembled together easily. This toy set makes an excellent gift for puzzle-solvers and woodwork lovers – the finished piece looks gorgeous and can be displayed with pride after.

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.

Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit

Enjoyed putting it together a lot :-) Delivery was on time, very efficient. Thanks!

Providing a fantastic building experience, Haynes Jet Engine Model Kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift for teens who would love to be aircraft engineers and inventors. The model of a turbofan jet engine is motorized and features high and low-pressure turbines – after it’s built it also looks good in a shelf.

Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit

It's SUPER COOL! It comes with sound effects like cars in a city, guns, explosions, animals, and forests and meadows. The book it comes with is really helpful because it's easy to understand, it has step-by-step instructions of how to put laser effects into stop motions, it even gets into the history of stop motions and videos. Overall, the whole kit is very cool and helpful.

The Stopmotion Explosion: Complete HD Stop Motion Animation Kit has everything creative teens need to create fantastic full HD stop motion animated movies. This kit is one of the best 17th birthday gifts for the teen movie maker. The Stopmotion Explosion book included features instructions and tutorials, and the kit also includes a 1920 x 1080 high-definition camera, plus an upgraded easy focus ring and the free software.

Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit

Just what I expected. We wanted something dependable but not too expensive. Just getting into some rock collecting and polishing. Have. Completed one batch and we are happy with our choice in tumblers. Note they do run nonstop for weeks. So far so good!

Rock hunters will find the Lortone 3A Deluxe Rock Tumbler Kit one of the best birthday gifts ever! This kit includes a professional tumbler, some rough rocks for training, a 4-step polishing kit, and much more. The instructions also included are step-by-step, and the tumbler has a straightforward operation and a durable motor, designed to last for years. Great for art projects, jewelry making and more.

Nanotechnology Kit

This is a wonderful kit demonstrating the science behind small (nano) particles, and how the chemical properties of the nanoparticles can translate into (larger) real world effects or applications. Excellent Experiment Kit! Instructions are very clear; nanotechnology applications offered in this kit are very diverse. Some of which I have never knew about before this kit.

This Nanotechnology Kit brings nanostructures into sight for curious teens (and their parents). With over 41 experiments, this kit makes an excellent 17th birthday gift. It features 60 pieces, plus a game board to help them make progress through the experiments. It also includes a laser pointer, an adhesive pad, and many other useful materials for the experiments.

Periodic Table Fridge Magnet

This periodic table fridge magnet is just what I was looking for! Beautifully made. Perfect size.

We all had to learn about periodic tables and know how complicated the names are. The amazing Periodic Table Fridge Magnet - The Perfect Periodic Table of Elements Study Guide is a convenient birthday gift for any student of science. It makes a durable reference and study-buddy for any teen. The magnetic surface of the table is great for sticking on the refrigerator, dry erase board or any other metal surface.

Yonanas Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker

It is a true marvel of science, magically producing perfect frozen yogurt from fruit, yes that's right, magic. I am in love with this item. If you've ever made banana whip or "mock ice cream" in a blender, you will probably love this too.

The Yonanas Healthy Dessert Fruit Soft Serve Maker is fantastic to create tasty desserts and yummy treats! This lovely birthday gift idea encourages healthy eating - the only ingredient needed is fruit. The fruit can be overripe for a smooth ice-cream like dessert or frozen for a healthy sorbet.

The Giver (Giver Quartet)

A haunting book. The thought of living in a community where life is dictated, and where you can only feel prescribed emotions is so horrible! It makes me appreciate the richness of all our memories and free will. A fascinating story. I would like to recommend it to all.

The Giver (Giver Quartet) Hardback makes a meaningful birthday gift for dystopia lovers. This award-winning story was written by Lois Lowry, it was made into a film and translated into more than forty languages. The Giver is about a perfect society that chooses a twelve-year-old boy to be the “Receiver of Memories.” He then finds that the ideal world isn’t that good after all.

Apanage 3D Wooden Puzzle DIY Geek Gifts

My child and I like to do DIY. After receiving the toy, I will assemble it with the children. More fun. The surroundings of the toy are very good and very slippery. This is a great gift

The Apanage 3D Wooden Puzzle is a hands-on puzzle that features a robot as a final result with moving gears, lights, arms, and legs. This is an excellent 17th birthday gift for the adolescent who loves to spend some time assembling parts and solving puzzles. The bonus is a lovely decorative item!

101 Secrets For Your Twenties

Love this book. A great short read and motivator for those days you struggle to be positive. Would recommend this book for sure.

Full of pieces of great advice, inspiration and prompts, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties makes a fantastic birthday gift to give the 20 something in your life. This book is terrific for those embarking on early adulthood - honest, witty and wisdom-stuffed, 101 Secrets For Your Twenties forms a guide to be read and reread multiple times.

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.

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.

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.

Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media

If the teen in your life (or even you) dreams of being the next big YouTube or Instagram sensation, then you need this book. It takes readers through the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be an influencer, and the basics of how to run your own influencer business.

If you know an teen who is interested in becoming an internet influencer, then the Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media makes a fantastic birthday gift. Written by Senior director of influencer strategy, Brittany Hennessy, this book features many tips to build an audience and keep them engaged as an influencer, including all the following steps: packaging the personal brand, pitch favorite companies, monetize, and more!

Knock Knock I Totally Got This Inner-Truth Journal

This has good advice and me writing down things I feel I’m not good at and there’s written words that say other wise.

The Knock Knock I Totally Got This Inner-Truth Journal is a lovely teen birthday gift, especially for those who are always doubting themselves. This journal helps adolescents with motivating quotes and upbeat prompts - it entices them to write about their dreams and challenges they’ve faced. It is a paperback full-colored journal with 70 uplifting quotes in 160 pages, with a ribbon page marker.

Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars

This is a great product overall. You will see spectacular views of the moon and larger deep sky objects like the Andromeda galaxy and the Orion nebula. These are a better entry to the world of astronomy than a telescope due to their portability and ease of use.

The Celestron SkyMaster Giant 15x70 Binoculars with Tripod Adapter are amazing for stargazers and explorers! It makes a fantastic 17th birthday gift, featuring multi-coated optics, a large aperture, great for low light conditions, a fine-focusing diopter adjuster, and a tripod adapter which makes stargazing easy for glass wearers.

National Geographic Landmarks Building Kit

Great product, gets more than one kid involved at a time, encourages kids and adults to play together. This one is a total success! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

The Laser Pegs National Geographic Landmarks and Archaeology Building Kit is a building toy designed to be compatible with Legos, Knex, and more. This fantastic 17th birthday gift idea is an award-winning toy that sparks the imagination, with a 3D lite board power base, 32 laser pegs, and 244 construction bricks.

ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot

Grand son loved this construction kit very pleased thankyou.

If you know a 15 year old who adores robots? Then the ZOOB BuilderZ ZOOB Bot is the one for them. This amazing fifteenth birthday gift lets teens build their own robot with light up eyes and motorized wheels. It features 50 pieces, 4 wheels, light-up eyes with a replaceable battery, a pull-back motor, and instructions to build 4 ZOOB-Bots.

ELEGOO UNO Project Upgraded Smart Robot Car Kit

This is a great robot kit for learning how to build and program robots. - Good assembly instruction available from the Elegoo website - Components fit together nicely

This electronic assembling kit is a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for teens who would love to learn more about robotics. The ELEGOO UNO Project Upgraded Smart Robot Car Kit features 24 kinds of module parts, including line tracing module, obstacle avoidance, and an infrared remote control. They can also control via their phone.

Blue Q Bags, Zipper Pouch, Evidence

This is a fun bag, perfect for any crime fans! It is decent quality and fits pens in easily. Overall it's great and would make a perfect gift.

The Blue Q Bags, Zipper Pouch, Evidence makes an excellent teen birthday gift for crime show lovers. It can also be used as a gift wrap to contain other gifts, or as a standalone gift. This pouch can be a make-up bag, a purse organizer for the keys or phone, or even a snack bag. Teens will love the print on this bag, that looks like the evidence envelope we all see in crime movies and shows.

AQUANEÜ Fitness Workout Sports Water Bottle

This was a treat for myself while Christmas shopping for everyone else. It’s 48 ounces worth of reminders between 9a and 5p to get that daily intake of water. The first session goes 9-1 and the second goes 2-5. Looks great, the colors of the writing are vibrant and the top closes to keep debris out. Happy I stumbled onto this cute water bottle.

With the AQUANEÜ 30oz Inspirational Fitness Workout Sports Water Bottle with Time Marker, teens will hydrate and get inspired all at the same time. This shatter proof, leak-proof, and scratch resistant water bottle makes a fantastic teen birthday gift - it will remind them to drink water throughout the day, as there are time markers on the body of the bottle.

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.

Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack

I bought these to start my new hobby of acrylic painting. A good size for beginners, ..you can finish a painting in no time.

These Artlicious Canvas Panels will make any 15 year old artist happy. This affordable set of 12 canvas boards is made with 100% cotton duck and are a suitable canvas for oils, acrylics, and tempera. It makes a thoughtful and useful fifteenth birthday gift, especially great for beginners and budding artists.

Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines

This was a great purchase for my grandkids. I will be buying more of these. Great learning tool for motorized devices using gears with a remote control.

With the fabulous six-button infrared remote included, teens get to control their very own motorized vehicles and machines. The Thames & Kosmos Remote Control Machines is a meaningful and fun fifteenth birthday give to teens.

4-in-1 RC Robot Kit

Good kit, arrived quickly and as described. Assembly not too difficult. Directions are easy-to-follow.

This robot kit gets teens to build their own motorized vehicles and machines that can be controlled by the included infrared remote. The 4-in-1 RC Robot Kit makes a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift to foster STEM skills in the lighthearted way. Teens can build 4 different models, and each model takes from 30 to 150 minutes to complete, which means tons of playtime value.

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.

DCI Pop Quiz Clock, Black and White

This clocks looks great and functions as you would expect. I purchased this for my friend who teaches middle school math and it absolutely made her day, this is a great gift for anyone in the education field!

This elegant yet fun wall clock will find its way into the bedroom and heart of a fifteen-year-old. The DCI Pop Quiz Clock, Black and White, Metal, 11-1/2" Diameter is fantastic for teens who love math. Made of matte black powder coated metal, it's an unusual fifteenth birthday gift that challenges a teen to solve the riddle of time.

Angelus Leather Paint Set of 12 1 Oz

Great! Got what I've bought! Satisfied with the paints!

The Angelus Leather Paint Set of 12 1 Oz is a fantastic fifteenth birthday gift for teens who love to customize anything! It is a set of 12, 1 oz jars, that works in any type of leather - athletic shoes, purses, boots, jackets, and more. This fantastic paint set is flexible enough not to crack, peel, fade, or rub off, and the colors can be blend together to create new shades.

Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers

Love the extra fine tip of the pen and they last ages. Highly recommend

An excellent fifteenth birthday gift for any teen artist, the Sharpie Color Burst Permanent Markers is a set of 24 permanent markers that work on most surfaces - plastic, metal, glass, paper, and many others. With vivid and brilliant colors, this set can make incredible creations in the right hands. The resilient ink resists fading and water, and the versatile fine tip makes beautifully precise details.

Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 In. X 12 In

Got the two pack since it was so cost effective, and let me just say, I love it! The paper feels wonderful to draw on, pencil goes on so smooth! Not just that, this paper works great with copics! I used both copic brush markers and classic, I will say using brush tips felt easier to blend.

This fabulous heavyweight sketch paper is a great gift for teens who love to draw. The Strathmore Series 400 Sketch Pads 9 In. X 12 Inches is good to practice techniques, make sketches and quick studies.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

A gift for my 15-yr old grandson. I read it before giving it to him - pre-qualify. Good advice for everyone. Excellent book for both teens and their parents

This fantastic book tackles how teens should approach the six significant challenges they have to face: dealing with their parents, gaining self-esteem, making friends, coping with substances, succeeding at school, being wise about sex, and planning a career. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make is an excellent fourteenth birthday gift for teens who are just learning how to navigate the world.

LEGO Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit

Really awesome Lego kit (I think I've played with it more than my son...) Was pleasantly surprised to see it has more functionality than is immediately apparent from the box/blurb. All the aspects from building, coding and play are well covered.

LEGO Saturn Nasa Apollo Building Kit

What an incredible Lego project! It even comes with two relative sized astronauts! High degree of detail, complex so not for small kids. Typical Lego quality. Sure to be a favorite for your Lego-head.

Image a LEGO building kit where teens get to build and display a meter-high model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V with a removable first rocket stage, and with main rocket engine details with movable second rocket stage. This excellent fifteenth birthday gift allows teens to build with 1,969 pieces and have a fantastic decoration item in their room later.

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).

4M Water Rocket Kit

Great fun my son loves it. When the kids saw it on the soccer field the playground emptied out and all the kids came to watch and launch the rocket.

The 4M Water Rocket Kit is really cool - teens will love to build their own water rocket with a recycled soda bottle. The power of the water pressure on this rocket blasts it up to 90 feet in the air - teens who enjoy science projects and experiments will want to do this over and over.

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.

Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer

The slots are big enough for pretty much any ticket. There's also a lot of them; I had a ton of receipts and tickets and they only filled up a bit of this book. There's even a pocket in the back of the book for brochures or things of the like. I put my tour brochures in there for safe keeping. Overall, it's a nice way to organize your things all while knowing they're safe and you can have these memories forever. Bonus points for being able to show it off to people in a neat way!

You probably know a teen who goes to the theater, the movies, shows, concerts, sporting events… Some treasure these moments so much that they would love to get the Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer as a 14th birthday gift. This ticket stub organizer features 20 high-clarity, archival plastic page so that teens can record their favorite experiences, memories, and tickets.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

It’s amazing! Best water bottle I have ever owned. The flask holds my ice for at least 12 hours and keeps the water fresh and cold. The spout lid makes it super convenient to drink from while working out. I saved so much money purchasing this fantastic product on Amazon.

This good-looking, scratch resistant water bottle makes a fun gift for teens. The Hydro Flask Water Bottle will keep any teen hydrated while playing outside - it has a powder coat, that makes the bottle slip-free and sweat-free. The vacuum insulated TempShield Insulation technology maintains cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 6 hours.

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.

Texas Instruments CE Graphing Calculator

Fast shipping. All perfect

If you want to give a useful fourteenth birthday gift, then the Texas Instruments TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator is the one. The TI-84 Plus CE is excellent for teens who are starting to learn graphs, math symbols, and formulas. It will last for a long time, and it will be useful in the future too, as it is approved for use on several exams.

Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think

Adorable! Nicer than I expected! Smooth, clear, bright, and easy to read. I love this! Very well made and looks wonderful on the wall. Very pleased with this purchase.

Teens often benefit from some inspiration. By giving them the Always Remember You are Braver Than You Think Wall Sign 12x12 as their fourteenth birthday gift, you’ll provide them with a daily boost whenever they look at their bedroom wall. Made from Baltic birch wood, this wall sign has a permanently printed design on the wood that will last for years without chipping, peeling, or fading.

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.

Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit

* good instruction booklet that you progressively move into * good website * all the parts explained, either in the book or on the website * good range of projects * comprehensive -- has everything you need plus some spares / extras * self contained -- no soldering or tools required * nicely packaged

The Arduino Starter Kit - English Official Kit With 170 Page Book is such a fun gift for teens. It has parts and detailed instructions for 14 and 15-year-olds to build 15 different projects. Among the projects, they can create a musical instrument to play by waving their hands or tap out a secret code to open the door. Teens will love to start programming with the Arduino uno board!

Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks

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.

A super fun gift for teens, the Creative Whack Company Roger von Oech's Ball of Whacks is a stimulant of creativity and a mental freshener. This fantastic tool for creative people consists of 30 magnetic blocks that can be rearranged into many shapes. The Ball of Whacks features a 96-page illustrated guidebook that provides any 14 year old with insights, exercises, and strategies into the creative process.

CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball Magic Cube Fidget Toy

My kids love this puzzle ball. It's great for critical thinking and hand-eye coordination. I enjoy it too. It's great for a beginner puzzle.

This ball-shaped fidget toy is an excellent strategy puzzle for any 14 year old. The CuberSpeed Rainbow Ball Magic Cube Fidget Toy has 12 holes with matching colored slots where the player needs to fit the right-colored balls. This fun gift for teens will get them addicted to strategic thinking, and hands-on skills.

Introductory Earth Science Rocks and Minerals

If you're looking for a great rock & mineral collection, THIS is the one to get. This is a very well presented collection. The numbers fell like they are glued on very securely, and wont come off easily. Each rock is a good size (about 2cm by 3cm) and looks to be good quality.

Geology rocks! Kids who like geology will love the Geosciences Industries 13357 Introductory Earth Science Classroom Rocks and Minerals Collection. It includes 75 mineral and rock samples, each identified and numbered on the collection index sheet so that kids can match and study them. Among the rocks are different types: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.