Thirteen. It’s hard to believe that your boy has grown up so fast. At 13, your boy has entered the teen years, but he’s still quite young and not like the older teens yet. In some aspects, he is still like a kid, but you can see the young man in him.
Thus, it makes it tricky to buy a gift for a 13 year old. Here are some good ideas for gifts.
A Shaving Kit
At 13, your boy is probably starting to see hair on his face or body. If not, he may see it very soon. Puberty comes at different ages, but when it hits, boy does it hit. Having a kit with a razor, shaving cream, and other stuff can make your boy feel like a man, and teach them how to groom himself. Proper hygiene and grooming is important at any age, but during the teen years, your boy may start to become a bit more mindful of his appearance. We say that it’s definitely worth looking into. Just make sure your boy knows how to shave properly and not cut himself. He’ll soon get it down at least.
A Game Console
Boys love games, and at 13, it’s it’s a good time to give him a good game console or build a good gaming PC. Your boy can handle more mature games and themes, and a console like a PS4 has those in spades. Try out a game console and see what it can do for your child. Chances are, your kid will love it and want to play all the games available. Gaming is a hobby your kid can even make money from if he streams or plays competitively. If that’s his hobby, help him out.
A Laptop Or Tablet
At 13, we believe it’s a good time for your kid to have his own personal computer. First of all, school work will start to become more complex. Your kid may have more complicated writing assignments and projects, and this can help him with that. Also, at 13, your boy may be more expressive and want more privacy. You should grant him a reasonable expectation of privacy. Obviously, make sure your boy isn’t getting into anything he shouldn’t, but also allow him to express himself. There is a perfect balance that you can achieve with this.
At 13, your child is starting to become more independent. That’s why you should consider buying him a phone. You can not only keep tabs on him using the smartphone, but he can make plans with his other friends and also feel more like an adult. We believe there is nothing wrong with your teen having a phone as long as they are responsible with it. Also, your phone provider may have a family plan that can make the cost much easier and allow you to worry less about the hassle. Try it out and see what you can do.
Money Or A Gift Card
Some people think that giving your kid money or a gift card is a bit of a copout, but it’s quite logical for you to do so. For one thing, your boy’s interests may be changing. What they may have liked a year ago they may no longer be interested in, and to save you the embarrassment, money can help. Plus, it can make your boy feel like an adult who buys their own goods. A gift card is also a good idea for the favorite store or to help them shop online for a unique gift they can’t find anywhere else.
Guitar Or Other Instrument
At 13, your boy may start to become more interested in music. There are bands that relate to his experience, and he may even start to be interested in starting his band or at least playing his own tune. Buying him an instrument if he expresses interest can be a good investment. Music allows him to be more expressive and helps develop the skills he needs to be creative. We say it’s an outlet worth pursuing. Some parents don’t like the idea of their kids playing music for whatever reason, and we just don’t get it.
Skateboard or Other Sports Accessories
At 13, your teen may start to be more interested in skating. Skating not only looks cool, but is a sport of teen boys around the world. There are plenty of skateboards your child can pick from. Not to mention, you should buy him helmets, knee pads, and other gear to keep him safe. In the beginning, he is going to wipe out a lot, and the last thing you want is for him to quit because he hurt himself.
If your boy shows interest in science and building, buy him a toy that requires complex parts and assembly. At 13, a boy can do quite a lot if you give him the proper equipment. He isn’t going to create a time machine or anything, but he can perform his own science experiments and learn a lot about the world. Plus, the world needs more scientists anyway, and if your boy has an interest in it, it would be unwise for you to ignore his desires. That’s why we say that you should give him a toy that he will love forever, and that toy is the power of science.
Just Ask Him!
Some parents want to surprise their child, but at 13, it’s hard to surprise someone. That’s why you should talk to your teen and ask him for their interests and what they want. Then, you can decide to buy him a gift with a reasonable price. We say that it’s worth trying out, especially if you’re someone who wants your boy to be as happy as possible. Buy him the best gift possible and allow him to be as creative as he can be. Happy gift hunting, and may your teen boy grow into a proud young man.DISCLAIMER (IMPORTANT): This information (including all text, images, audio, or other formats on FamilyHype.com) is not intended to be a substitute for informed professional advice, diagnosis, endorsement or treatment. You should not take any action or avoid taking action without consulting a qualified professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about medical conditions. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here a FamilyHype.com.