Best Gifts for 13-Year-Olds

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Playstation 4 FIFA 16, $10 

My nephew is obsessed with soccer — obsessed! Any time a new FIFA game comes out he is all over it. Action packed, local and online multi-player, this game has a whole new level of defense, tackling, interceptions, no touch dribbling, and more!

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Lego Mindstorms, $349.99

This goes way beyond your basic Lego. The Mindstorms kit comes with super advanced technology that allows kids to create walking, talking, and thinking robots that do anything you can imagine. Teens interested in both Lego and robotics will love this next-level toy.

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8-13

A Darker Shade of Magic, $9.51

This is a fantastic page-turner — and maybe even a good option for reluctant readers. A Darker Shade of Magic follows a dying breed of magician time travelers who skip around between alternate versions of London. This book is full of history, magic, smuggling, and treachery.

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10-13

Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet, $10.39

Everyone knows the story of Romeo and Juliet, but this cool Manga version puts a cool, fresh spin on Shakespeare’s classic. Set in modern day Tokyo with gorgeous, detailed illustrations, teens will find themselves engrossed in the classic romantic tragedy of star crossed lovers, on an entirely different level. 

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11-13

Scattegories, $11.39

This game has always been one of my favorites. A great way to get the whole family involved and get those 13-year-old brains flexing without even knowing it! 

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12-13

The Art of Being Normal, $8.14

This incredibly moving British YA novel tells the story of a boy who secretly wants to be a girl. It is a great option for book lovers and open-minded teens struggling with identity and acceptance. 

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