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Buying gifts can be hard. Buying gifts for a 13 year old can be even harder. They aren’t quite kids anymore, but they aren’t quite adults just yet. This puts them somewhere in the middle, and finding appropriate gifts for them can be a challenge. I went ahead and compiled a list of the top “must have” items for anyone on your gift giving list. Here are some great gifts for a 13 year old boy or girl that will surely bring a smile to their faces.

Gifts For a 13 Year Old

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Board Games

Gifts for a 13 year old

Catan

First up is the game Catan. Become an explorer in a new world with this game. As you and your friends arrive on this newly discovered island, you are forced to trade goods, build your houses, and begin settling you and your family in this new world. The image above is the ‘base’ game which can be played with 3-4 players. If you would like to add more players, purchase the expansion pack below.

Gifts for a 13 year old

The 5-6 player Extension Edition

Catan also offers MANY other expansion packs in which your objective changes a bit. See some of the following options.

Gifts for a 13 year old

Catan Seafarers Expansion

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Catan Cities and Knights Expansion

 

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Catan Explorers and Pirates


Gifts for a 13 year old

Ticket to Ride

This game is about, you guessed it, trains! You have some secret objectives to fulfill throughout the game which include controlling the route from your beginning location to your ending destination in the United States. Buy the other Ticket to Ride games so that you can conquer the tracks in other countries or even the 1910 Expansion pack below.

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Ticket to Ride 1910 Expansion Pack

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Ticket to Ride Europe

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Ticket to Ride Rails and Sails

 

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Ticket to Ride United Kingdom

 

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Ticket to Ride Nordic Countries


Gifts for a 13 year old

Gifts for a 13 year old

Codenames

With the game Codenames, it’s like you are in a real-life James Bond movie. There is an assassin that you must avoid all while trying to figure out the real identities of 25 agents in which you only know their codenames. Compete against the other team so that you can be the first to crack the codes!


Gifts for a 13 year old

Exploding Kittens

This game is all about chance as you pull cards. You are either safe, or die from an exploding kitten. That is unless you have a card that will diffuse the exploding kitten by things like belly rubs, laser pointers, and catnip sandwiches. Enjoy a fun, action-packed game with this one.


Outdoor/Sports Games

Gifts for a 13 Year old

Bunch O Balloons Water balloons

What is better than cooling off on a hot day with a water balloon fight? Not much! These water balloons are super easy and quick to fill up which will leave you with more time to soak your friends. This package comes with 350 balloons.


Gifts for a 13 year old

Nerf Sports Bow

Compete with friends and family as you perfect your bow and arrow skills. This bow will shoot up to 105 feet and it comes with two arrows and a target to aim at. 


Gifts for a 13 year old

Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball

In my house soccer (football) is life. If you’re searching for gifts for a 13 year old, this is a classic that just can’t go wrong. Below is a large sized net for your soccer player to practice their shots or their goalie moves.

Gifts for a 13 year old

Franklin Sports Competition Soccer Net

It seems as though if you are into soccer, you must have 100 different soccer balls! At least that’s how it is here. Keep all of those balls in one place with a cinch close bag (below).

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Mesh Net to hold soccer balls


Electronics

Gifts for a 13 year old

Fitbit Zip Wireless

Compete with friends throughout the day as you reach a healthier and more active you. This Fitbit is wireless and will sync automatically to your computer or select bluetooth tablet or phone. It can track your steps, distance, and the calories that you burned throughout the day. 


Gifts for a 13 year old

Fire HD 8″ Tablet with Alexa

The new Fire HD 8″ Tablet with Alexa is sure to make it to the top of any 13 year old’s list. This tablet offers 12 hour battery life, HD display, 1.5 GB of RAM, durability, and more! You can use this tablet to surf the web, listen to music, read a book, play games, snap and share images, and so much more.


Gifts for a 13 year old

Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is my absolute favorite when it comes to reading. I was a bit nervous to get an e-reader for myself. After all, there is just something so great about flipping actual pages. I have since found that there is something even greater about downloading a book from the comfort of my own bed! I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy reading from a screen either. I thought it would hurt my eyes and give me a headache. I haven’t once felt that way though. The screen has a matte finish to it, so it isn’t like reading on a computer or a tablet. You can also change the brightness of the page should you need to. Any lover of books will surely enjoy this!


Gifts for a 13 year old

Fujifilm Instax Camera

Gifts for a 13 year old

Fujifilm Instax Film

Most people, but especially the younger generation, are all about instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now. This camera allows you to take photos and have them printed immediately. It also has a selfie mirror so that you know how you look in each shot, a macro lens for close up pictures, and the ability to set the brightness dial to get the best picture every time. Be sure to get the Instax film to load in the camera! 


Gifts for a 13 year old

AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera

This sports action camera is fantastic at capturing your latest dirt bike stunt, a ride down a crazy water slide, a football match in the rain, a beautiful jog through the forest, or whatever fun adventure awaits you! This camera films in 4K Ultra HD to give you the best picture available and it also has a wireless wrist remote control to start and stop video at your convenience. Two batteries come with it and each one can record for up to 90 minutes of footage.


Video Games

Gifts for a 13 year old

PlayStation Store Gift Card

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Xbox Gift Card

Not sure what video game is the best for the 13 year old in your life? You can’t go wrong with a PlayStation Store or Xbox One Gift Card. This will give them the ability to go online and purchase any game that they choose which will download right then and there. Just be sure you know what console they have, be it PlayStation or Xbox.


The following are a few of the top selling video games right now. Be sure to check what video game system they have so that you can get the right game!

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Metroid for Nintendo 3DS

 

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Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch

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Destiny 2 for PlayStation 4

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Destiny 2 for Xbox One

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Madden 18 for PlayStation 4

 

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Madden 18 for Xbox One

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch


Click and Buy

Getting gifts for a 13 year old doesn’t have to be tough this time, the ideas are right above and it couldn’t be easier to click and buy! If you are purchasing for someone out of State, Amazon makes it easy to add a note to the gift or even to add gift wrapping. Just because you aren’t close in proximity to someone, doesn’t mean you can’t be close in heart!