Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds

Sargent Colored Pencils Pack of 50

Sargent Colored Pencils Pack of 50, $11.65

If your 12-year-old is an artist, architect, or merely a daydreamer, he or she will greatly appreciate a new set of deluxe colored pencils. Looking for a way to make the gift even better, try adding on a new sketchbook as well!

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Laser Maze Logic Game

Laser Maze Logic Game, $25.29

This logic game is great for families who love to play games. It comes with a real laser, and over 60 challenges that vary in difficulty. Players must arrange the different tokens to reflect and split the laser beam in order to hit each of their specific targets.

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Chaos Machine

Chaos Machine, $39.95

According to the dictionary, chaos theory is an applied scientific theory which suggests that seemingly-random phenomena actually have underlying order — and this brilliant but chaotic game lets kids delve into that crazy world of chaos! 

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Morning Star

Morning Star, $16.52

The third book in this riveting young adult series follows battered hero, Darrow, who has the fate of the solar system resting on his shoulders. This addictive science fiction trilogy will have readers on the edge of their seats as Darrow struggles to win the civil war he’s leading. Full of epic battle scenes and hand-to-hand combat on Mars. 

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Colorblocked Raglan Hoodie

Colorblocked Raglan Hoodie, $14.90

Every 12-year-old boy needs an awesome hoodie that will carry him through the school day, homework, and weekend activities. This cool gray and black hooded sweatshirt is lightweight, comfortable, stylish, and sure to become a favorite.

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Tinker Crate

Tinker Crate, starting at $24.99

This gift box subscription is not just your average science kit. This box of cool projects helps kids build confidence and curiosity without bogging them down with too many confusing scientific terms. 

Buy it now on at Tinker Crate

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