Depends on what your 13yo wants.
My kids loved getting new clothes, because it was such a rare event in their lives. They also loved getting games (board games, little puzzles, things to put together, computer games, console games) and books and jewelery.
13yos tend to have opinions about their favorite things, so if you try to get them something from their interests, you may find them as grateful as your other relatives are when you buy something that to you fits in, but to them is written by someone clueless, is the stupid kind or not high enough quality to even own...
I can't buy my kid camera equipment, although it is her passion: I just don't know enough about what she wants and what she has. She does, so I get her gift $$ for the camera store she likes...
at 8:38 PM on Sep. 15, 2010