Gifts for the New Year

What to give a boy of 12 years old for the New Year?

When you are won­der­ing what to give a mod­ern boy of 12 years old for the New Year, you can, in the end, reach a dead end and, as a result, not find the right solu­tion. But one has only to respon­si­bly and com­pe­tent­ly approach the study of this prob­lem, and one can under­stand that in our cen­tu­ry a lot of enter­tain­ing ser­vices and goods have been invent­ed for a boy of this age that will please him and have a very pos­i­tive effect on his devel­op­ment.

Gift options

12 years is a rather dif­fi­cult peri­od in a per­son­’s life: on the one hand, boys are still addict­ed to a vari­ety of toys, on the oth­er hand, puber­ty caus­es the emer­gence of more adult hob­bies. There­fore, if you are deter­mined to choose a gift in the toy depart­ment, then do not give pref­er­ence to cars, balls or sol­diers. There are bet­ter options for toys for a tlve-year-old boy.

  • Con­struc­tor — just not prim­i­tive, which is giv­en to 2‑year-old chil­dren. Choose a con­struc­tor with which you can start mod­el­ing cars, ships or tanks — since now the range of such kits is very wide.
  • Board game. Choose prefer­ably intel­lec­tu­al games. A prim­i­tive game with “dice” and mov­ing to the fin­ish line is unlike­ly to be to the taste of a tlve-year-old child.
  • remote con­trol toy - with this you will always please a boy of any age.
  • Rail­road lay­out - “blue dream” of most peo­ple of the old­er gen­er­a­tion. But now such a toy has become more acces­si­ble, so please your child with it.
  • Puz­zle. This gift is suit­able only for an assid­u­ous intro­vert­ed boy. If the child you want to con­grat­u­late on the New Year is hyper­ac­tive and rest­less, then most like­ly he will be indif­fer­ent to your gift.

Do not for­get that not only a gift is impor­tant for a child, but also a man­i­fes­ta­tion of atten­tion.

There­fore, giv­ing a toy, be pre­pared to devote some time to shar­ing the joy of the gift received with him: build a rail­road, dri­ve a radio-con­trolled car around the house, or play a game of table hock­ey.

Despite the dis­sat­is­fac­tion of many par­ents, mod­ern chil­dren, whether like it or not, spend an enor­mous amount of time in front of a com­put­er, tablet or oth­er elec­tron­ic device that allows them to surf the expans­es of vir­tu­al space or play video games.

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If you decide to give your child a gad­get, but you don’t have enough mon­ey for a new tablet of the lat­est mod­el, then you can show your imag­i­na­tion and choose a bud­get, but nec­es­sary gift for the New Year for a 12-year-old boy, which he will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate.

  • orig­i­nal flash dri­ve — Among teenagers, these lit­tle things are now very pop­u­lar.
  • Com­put­er “mouse” with an unusu­al design — For an avid gamer, this thing will always come in handy.
  • Com­put­er game - you just need to first find out what kind of games the boy prefers: rac­ing, strat­e­gy, shoot­ers, fan­ta­sy, etc. Also keep in mind that now com­put­er games are not sold on discs, as it was before. Now they are installed from spe­cial Inter­net resources. There­fore, if you decide to give a child a game, it is best to present him with a cer­tifi­cate so that he has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to inde­pen­dent­ly choose what he likes.
  • Head­phones or speak­ers With this gift, you def­i­nite­ly won’t go wrong.
  • Joy­stick set. Again, here you need to ask the child him­self — per­haps he already has the same ones.
  • Cam­era for com­put­er. This gift will be the most use­ful acqui­si­tion if the boy dreams of being a blog­ger. Now the idols of the younger gen­er­a­tion are blog­gers, so among mod­ern teenagers it is very dif­fi­cult to find those who would not like to try to start their own YouTube chan­nel and try to com­mu­ni­cate with sub­scribers.

Clothes and accessories

In addi­tion to toys or gad­gets, you can present a wardrobe item to a tlve-year-old boy for the New Year. Of course, at this age, boys (unlike girls of the same age) are much less inter­est­ed in fash­ion and, in gen­er­al, pay lit­tle atten­tion to their appear­ance. Hov­er, you can still get cre­ative and make your child hap­py with your gift.

The first thing to con­sid­er is that at this age the boy already wants to feel like an adult, have a cer­tain author­i­ty among his peers, and be liked by girls. There­fore, if you want to give your child some thing, then pay atten­tion to the orig­i­nal and styl­ish wardrobe items, for exam­ple, it can be unusu­al jeans with “scan­dals”, a leather jack­et or a sat­shirt with a bright print.

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You should also pay atten­tion to inter­est­ing acces­sories: styl­ish belts, base­ball caps, cre­ative glass­es, a styl­ish phone case — these lit­tle things are very pop­u­lar with mod­ern teenagers. Wrist­watch­es are also like­ly to please the child.

You can stop the choice both on the clas­sic ver­sion and on more “advanced”, for exam­ple, LED watch­es.

Hobbies and active recreation

What to present for the New Year to a teenage boy if he loves active games and likes to spend a lot of time out­doors? Of course, he will be pleased to receive skates for this hol­i­day, skis or snow­board. If he already has all this, then give him some styl­ish and nec­es­sary acces­so­ry: knee pads, elbow pads, hel­met or spe­cial suit. You can also give a boy rollers – now, in order to try them, you don’t have to wait until the snow melts – just with him you can vis­it the indoor roller­drome.

If a child likes to go fish­ing with his father, then a won­der­ful gift for him would be own fish­ing rod or a qual­i­ty suit for a young fish­er­man. By doing this, you will not only please the child, but also encour­age his ben­e­fi­cial incli­na­tions.

If are talk­ing about a teenager’s hob­bies, then before you buy him a New Year’s gift, ask what his hob­by is or what he is fond of. Usu­al­ly, in chil­dren at this age, hob­bies take up a sig­nif­i­cant part of the time, so such a present will be very use­ful for a boy.

Here are exam­ples of inex­pen­sive and use­ful gifts for a tlve-year-old boy “of inter­est”:

  • if he loves geog­ra­phy and dreams of becom­ing a trav­el­er in the future, give him a large wall map of the world or a globe;
  • if the boy is fond of astron­o­my, then you can present him with an atlas of the star­ry sky, a home plan­e­tar­i­um, a tele­scope, etc.;
  • a young chemist, physi­cist or nat­u­ral­ist will be pleased with the set for exper­i­ments;
  • if a child grav­i­tates towards music, give him a musi­cal instru­ment;
  • if the boy loves to draw, then give him a set of oil (gouache, water­col­or, etc.) paints, a set of brush­es, an easel, etc.
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Sports hobbies

In ado­les­cence, chil­dren often go in for some kind of sports or just like to watch sports on TV. If the boy to whom you decide to present a gift for the New Year vis­its the sports sec­tion, then opt for sports equip­ment or oth­er acces­sories need­ed in this sport.

And if the boy is a Junior Scout and he likes to go hik­ing, then he will be very pleased to receive hik­ing equip­ment as a gift, for exam­ple, a tent, a sleep­ing bag, ther­mal under­ar, etc.

Living gifts

Undoubt­ed­ly, giv­ing a child a pet is a very respon­si­ble step. If you are a rel­a­tive or fam­i­ly friend, then before pre­sent­ing any pet to a boy, it is bet­ter to con­sult with his par­ents, oth­er­wise you risk embar­rass­ing them, because not every­one loves pets. If you want to give some­thing sim­i­lar to your son, then the choice is yours.

On the oth­er hand, giv­ing a boy a pet means devel­op­ing in him a sense of respon­si­bil­i­ty for a liv­ing being, pro­vid­ed that he takes care of the pet him­self. By the way, it is absolute­ly not nec­es­sary to give an expen­sive pup­py, which then grows to the size of a mam­moth, or a cat of a rare breed, the care of which will cost the own­ers a lot of mon­ey. It would be much more appro­pri­ate to present an ani­mal of small size that does not need com­plex care, for exam­ple, a ham­ster, guinea pig, par­rot, fish, etc.

If you still decide to give the boy a pet for the New Year, then keep in mind that In addi­tion to this gift, you will have to pur­chase the nec­es­sary care items such as an aquar­i­um, food, a col­lar, a sand­box, etc.

For infor­ma­tion on what else you can give a boy of 12 years old for the New Year, see the next video.