According to the ‘Jewish Learning’ website online, with link, (https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/bar-or-bat-mitzvah-gift-guide/) the occasion of a Bar Mitzvah is a very serious milestone for the teenager to have reached.
Money is considered one of the first choices as gifts on this occasion, but there are other gifts that are suitable on this day.
Among them, according to the article are Shabbat Candlesticks that have a Hebrew blessing engraved on them.
They can either be nickel plated or silver plated, and some can roll up when not in use.
There are also electric LED versions. Glass is also an option for candlesticks for this occasion.
Another gift characteristically given at a bar Mitzvah is a Hanukkah Menorah which can be in travel size and give light wherever the recipient is. A tiny box called a Mezuzah is another popular gift for this celebration and it is placed at the entrance of not only a house but a room itself and what makes it special as a gift is that the teenager can affix it to their own bedroom door.
It has verses engraved on it with the Shema prayer inside.
Money boxes called Tzedakah boxes are another option.
They are actually charity boxes and the person put money into the box for the needy before lighting the Shabbat candles each week. Jewelry is an ever-popular item to give as a present the star of David being a good choice.
There are other options including Torah Art, humorous books, Text books, Fiction, Cook Books and Novels as well as educational books dealing with Jewish History and Culture.
As listed here the there is a wide choice to select from.