Buying gifts for 12 year old boys are more than getting something to wrap up. They’re a responsibility we have to help them.
Over 2,500 years ago a slave named Aesop wrote a book of fables. One fable is called The Boys And The Frogs. Before we see how it helps us choose epic gifts for 12 year old boys, let’s read the fable:
Some boys, playing near a pond, saw a number of Frogs in the water, and began to pelt them with stones. They killed several of them, when one of the Frogs, lifting his head out of the water, cried out: “Pray stop, my boys; what is sport to you is death to us.”
This fable teaches us something that gives us responsibility, but also something that gratifies us.
First, let’s see how it shows us the responsibility we have. In the fable, the Frogs teach the boys a lesson, what seems fun can hurt other people. Most 12 year old boys already know this lesson. But as we get older, we can take for granted all our knowledge and experience that 12 year olds don’t have.
We are responsible for helping 12 year old boys learn. And gifts can help us do that. There are important science, engineering, and friendship lessons that games and gadgets can help teach them.
Amazing Gifts For 12 Year Old Boys
Turn your 12 year old into a spy worthy of an appearance in the Bond films with this voice encoder. Marvel as each conversation with your 12 year old will sound more like conversing with a group of villains.
By 12 years of age boys have mastered 2D puzzles. The only step up is adding another dimension. This puzzle will test their spatial reasoning skills… which is very important for future engineers, surgeons and architects.
If it were up to 12 year olds, everything would fly. The toaster would fly. Their dog would fly. But their Budgies would walk. 12 year olds have a very active imagination. So while this Flying UFO Ball will appear bizarre to the neighbours, it will be exactly what a young boy will have been waiting for.
12 year old boys enjoy stretching their imagination. With these Hogwarts pins, his mates can take up allegiance with their preferred house.
This gift introduces 12 year old boys to the energy source of the future—solar power. As they build their very own plane, they will be learning about how solar power provides energy in an environmentally friendly way.
This game challenges you to move a wand around a wire without touching it and getting buzzed. 12 year old boys will find it a thrill as they compete with their friends, all looking to avoid the buzz and be declared champion.
These awesome gifts for boys will capture their imagination, challenge them and let them play—everything that’s important at 12 years old, even gifts for 12 year old boys. They create fun experiences to share with their friends, whilst teaching them about the world as well, what could be more valuable to a growing boy’s mind than that?
Gifts are a powerful teaching tool. You know that if you sit a twelve year old boy and try lecturing them, not much (if anything) will stick. But by selecting gifts for 12 year old boys that involve scientific principles for example, they will be learning important lessons through play.
Secondly, the fable is gratifying to us because it shows us that an action may be insignificant for one person, but has a huge effect on somebody else. That’s what buying gifts for 12 year old boys is like. Not only do we have the opportunity to help them discover an important lesson, our gifts show them how much we care – an important reminder for any adolescent.
Before we jump into the gift ideas and you see what a UFO or Lava has to do with helping 12 year old boys, let’s take a moment to reflect on how life is as a twelve year old boy. After all, if we want the perfect gifts for 12 year old boys, we better understand them.
So as a refresher, here’s a summary of what life is like at 12 years of age for a boy. Whenever you’re hungry there is food waiting in the fridge. You’ve never heard of let alone seen the electricity bill. Your laundry has a magic basket that miraculously transforms dirty clothes into clean clothes. School is a temporary break from playtime. And you have a personal chauffeur to take you from school to football practice.
This gift guide recognises that 12 is a very different time in our lives. So these gifts for 12 year old boys will challenge and entertain them, not only keeping them from trouble but teaching them important lessons and expanding their intelligence as well.