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Gift Ideas For 12-Year-Old Boy Gamers

12 year old boys playing video game

Got a 12-year-old boy who loves his gaming? Whether it’s console games, tablets, PC, or phone apps, there’s sure to be plenty of gaming-related ideas on their wish list.

We’re here to help you with some gaming gift suggestions perfect for Christmas 2022.

There’s a broad range of gamer interests here, so if you know your 12-year-old gamer boy is into a particular game, you may also want to check out:

Best gifts for tween gamers

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Gamer gifts for tween boys under $15

A great collection of simple stocking stuffers, clothing and novelty items that may appeal to your 12-year-old boy gamer.

Gamers Socks

Super stocking stuffers for tween boys, socks need not be boring get them something cool to wear around the house.

Blue Light Glasses for Kids

Concerned about eye strain from hours of blue light thrown off by screens? One solution (other than frequent screen breaks) is to wear blue light-blocking glasses, a simple but practical stocking stuffer idea for boy gamers.

Storage Case for 24 Nintendo Switch Games

A super handy addition for a Nintendo Switch fan. Keep your game cartridges safe and organized with this carry case, which fits up to 24 Nintendo Switch game cards.

Minecraft Creeper Pop Up Hamper 

A super practical and inexpensive addition to your 12-year-old boy’s bedroom. There is no guarantee that the hamper gets used for said purpose daily, but it’s certainly a start!

Gamer gifts for tween boys under $30

Gaming Keyboard and Mouse

A fun and practical addition for junior gamers who want to get a little more serious. Ergonomically designed to fit small hands with a super responsive mouse and light-up LED background.

Minecraft: Construction Handbook: an Official Mojang Book

Any new Minecrafter would find this official guide from Mojang the appropriate first step to upping their skills and learning the tricks of the game.

GIZORI Xbox One Headset 

GIZORI Xbox One Headset, PC Gaming Headset with 7.1 Surround Sound Stereo, PS4 Headset with Noise Canceling Mic & LED Light, Compatible with Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC, Sega Game Gear

A great and surprisingly affordable gaming headset choice for tweens, this noise-canceling headset is compatible with PS4, PS3 (Adapter needed), PS vita, PSP, Xbox One, Switch (audio), 3DS LL/3DS (audio), 3DS LL/3DS (audio), PC, Mac OS, iOS device and Android device.

Gaming Headphone Stand

A super practical and handy gift for your gamer boy, keep your headphones neatly stored and extra charging points for your other electronic devices.

Ps Icons LED Light

Works great as a nightlight for your gamer boy, this PlayStation icon light (unofficial) has both USB power and 3xAAA batteries to create a comforting night glow in your tween boy’s room.

Builders & Biomes Strategy Board Game 

Ravensburger Minecraft: Builders & Biomes Strategy Board Game Ages 10 & Up

Perfect for your older tween, this strategy board game from Ravensberg has been developed in conjunction with Mojang. Ideal for playing with Minecraft-loving friends.

Minecraft Boys Long sleeve hoodie t-shirt

The latest in Minecraft fashion, a super soft long-sleeve hoodie option perfect for 12-year-old boys.

Among Us School Pack

Among Us merch that’s still cool for school! Your 12-year-old would still be happy to be seen with this school combo pack, including a backpack, lunch box, and pencil case.

We have a huge guide to Among Us gift ideas you might also like over here.

Gamer gifts for tween boys under $60

Most actual games for any of your consoles come in around the $30 to $60 range, though you’ll need to consult with your tween boy on what the most wanted titles currently are!

Some of the best-ranking games so far in 2021 have been:

If you’re unsure though, some of these gift ideas may help your 12-year-old gamer boy purchase their own choice of games.

Gaming Store Gift Card

As long as you know what console they’ve got then a gift card gives them the freedom to choose exactly what they need. All digital codes so a great gift for when you can’t be there in person for gift-giving.

PlayStation Plus 12-month Membership

Sony PS Plus 12 Month Subscription Card Live (3000133)

Not entirely sure what games or add-ons your tween boy will want? A 12-month PlayStation membership neatly comes in at $62.99 – get access to new games every month, online game play with friends, exclusive discounts in the PlayStation store, and 100GB Cloud Storage.

Jay Franco Fortnite Full Bed Set

Officially licensed bedsheet sets from Jay Franco include a comforter, fitted sheet, flat sheets, and pillowcases. Several sizes and designs meet the subtle needs of a 12-year-old passionate about Fortnite.

Monopoly Gamer Mario Kart

A board game classic to engage your tween gamer, some of the basic concepts of Monopoly blended with the familiar features of Mario Kart. Race your way around the board in favorite character cars, watch for banana peels, and activate extra abilities with power-ups.

Gamer gifts for tween boys over $60

Once you creep into the $60+ category, you’re looking into some serious gamer gear. We’re talking about actual consoles, chairs, and equipment to up their game.

Switch Lite

A smaller version of the popular Nintendo gaming console, Switch Lite is ideal for use on the mover. Slightly less functionality than the full console, but still works great for solo and pairs play.

RESPAWN 110 Racing Style Gaming Chair

RESPAWN 110 Ergonomic Gaming Chair with Footrest Recliner - Racing Style High Back PC Computer Desk Office Chair - 360 Swivel, Adjustable Lumbar Support, Headrest Pillow, Padded Armrests - 2019 Red

One of the more affordable and highly-rated gaming chairs that would suit boys as young as 12. This racer-style gaming chair provides ergonomic comfort and comes with a lifetime warranty, sure to grow with your tween through the teens, up to a weight of 275lbs.

PlayStation 4 Console Slim

PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console (Renewed)

Not got any gear yet? You can’t go wrong with PlayStation 4 as a starting point for your tween gamer. Comes with one DualShock 4 wireless controller.

Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch will make your tween boy’s Christmas. This is a sensational top-of-the-range gaming console (though look out for package deals with games included).

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