Gifts 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.