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Shopping for a 13-year-old boy can be hard, but it's important to keep in mind that he is probably ready for the big-kid stuff (as much as you want him to stay little forever). Now that he's moved on from his tween years and is finally a teenager, he is probably more interested in toys like video games, drones, and more challenging games.
Each year, the Good Housekeeping Institute tests hundreds of toys in order to find the best gifts for kids. Our lab experts evaluate them for things like safety and ease of use, while real kids play with all of them to help us decide which ones should make the cut.
Our list below includes a mix of lab-tested toys and tech, GH Toy Award winners, and best-selling Amazon products with rave reviews. If you have more people to shop for on your list, don't forget to check out Good Housekeeping's other gift guides for boys and girls of all ages, from 2-year-olds to teens. These are the best toys and gifts for 13-year-old boys in 2019:
Hoop: I found this tid-bit of info discovered by Tom Fitton to be somewhat revealing. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, initiated a request for State Dept. officials to conduct surveillance on: Jack Posobiec, Donald Trump Jr., Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Michael McFaul (Obama’s ambassador to Russia), Dan Bongino, Ryan Saavedra, Rudy Giuliani, Sebastian Gorka, John Solomon, Lou Dobbs, Pamella Geller and Sara Carter. Judicial Watch has obtained information indicating Yovanovitch may have violated laws and government regulations by ordering subordinates to target certain U.S. persons using State Department resources. Yovanovitch reportedly ordered monitoring keyed to the following search terms: Biden, Giuliani, Soros and Yovanovitch. Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the State Department and will continue gathering facts from government sources. Prior to being recalled as ambassador to Ukraine in the spring Yovanovitch reportedly created a list of individuals who were to be monitored via social media and other means. Ukraine embassy staff made the request to the Washington D.C. headquarters office of the department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. After several days, Yovanovitch’s staff was informed that the request was illegal and the monitoring either ceased or was concealed via the State Department Global Engagement Center, which has looser restrictions on collecting information.