From adventure gear to computer kits, these are the best gifts for 13 year old boys.

Tinker Crate Engineering (3-Pack) ($63)

Tinkercrate is all about teaching children about the science of friction and the properties of wood. Engineer 3 wooden creatures with different levels of grip strength, then watch as they wander around on a series of interconnected steps. The more you tug, the higher your creature climbs. Friction power unlocks fun and curiosity!

Buy at KiwiCo

L.L.Bean First Shot Archery Set ($119)

It was all fiberglass and neither him or I could get it to shoot an arrow straight. This bow looks great and shoots great as well. I looked around the Internet for a while and this was the nicest bow I found for my sons size/age range. He is a tad small for it right now, but in another year it will fit him great.

Buy at L.L.Bean

Happy Birthday book gift box ($63)

This gift box features five different books with a wealth of fantastic fun inside their pages. The box makes it easy to send a birthday gift to any kid who loves reading, adventure, or both. Each book comes individually wrapped in a unique design that's sure to excite your child upon opening.

Buy at Literati

Thames & Kosmos Robotics Workshop Model Building & Science Experiment Kit ($200)

With Thames & Kosmos Robotics Workshop, you build and program 12 different robots to follow the instructions. Discover how the core controller works, learn about sensors, and assemble a robot of your own design. The parts are also useful for creating your own unique model robots as well as making other creations using the ultra-sonic distance sensor (like flashlights or security alarms).

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Sensors Alive ($135)

Sensors Alive is an educational toy that helps children learn about the environment around them and how to interact with their world. Sensors Alive is a combination of three smart sensor pods and a base station. By pressing buttons on the sensors or by connecting the base station to an iOS or Android device, children can measure data such as sound, light, temperature and more using customized apps created by Sensors Alive.

Buy at Fat Brain Toys

Scientific American Print & Digital ($26)

This monthly magazine is widely respected for its in-depth reporting on new research and development in the health and life sciences. It also covers popular science with an analytical eye, in stories that are often accompanied by graphic illustrations providing insight into the findings of scientific research. For scientists and physicians.

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SHASHIBO Shape Shifting Box

This breakthrough shape-shifting cube toy has won world awards and is a patented technology. It allows children to release some of their emotions in a positive way. Mind stimulation and focus are powerful tools for healing! These 36 rare earth magnets have no equal in this form factor, allowing the Shashibo to fit into the palm of your hand.

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Top Race Stem Building Toys Building Set stem Kits

A 2 in 1 Model Set of the iconic DUMP TRUCK and AIRPLANE. The Blocks are designed for detailed & creative play. They can be easily built with simple construction skills using clear step-by-step instructions, along with simulated mechanical features that make it more challenging to complete. ''This product is a great gift for your boys birthday, Christmas or any other special occasion."

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STEM MAGIC Educational Building Toys for Kids ($25)

STEM magic is a big toy brand specialized in toys and games for children. Our mission is to provide kids with exciting and creative tools that stimulate the brain, hands-on learning experiences. STEM magic's products are designed by educational experts, combining different types of materials and bring out the best from every combination. These educational building toys have won several awards from distinguished organizations around the world.''

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Longtime 6.5" Flashing Wheels Rechargeable Battery Self Balancing Scooter Electric Hoverboard for Kids and Adult Bluetooth Speaker LED Lights UL2272 Certified

This blend of quality and convenience makes Longtime Flashing Wheels Self Balancing Scooter perfect for everyone: from adults who want to exercise, to kids who want to explore and learn new things by themselves.

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