Gift Guide: Teen Boys
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These gift ideas for teen boys are aimed at roughly ages 14-18. While many of the gifts that boys this age want are specific to their hobbies and interests, we have curated some that will work for almost all teenage guys!
Waterproof Wifi Action Camera
My son has wanted a Go-Pro for years, but we’ve never been excited about the price tag. This Akaso EK7000 version is affordable and rated every bit as good by users who have owned both. It comes with loads of accessories too. I’m so excited to surprise him with it this holiday!
Thread Wallets Minimalist
This is the gift he has no idea how much he needs! Ideal to keep his student ID, credit card, and keys in one place, this makes keeping up with his stuff SO much easier.
Spotify Gift Card
Spotify is THE music choice for most teens. Every teen I know eventually begs their parents to sign up for the “free premium trial” so they can listen without ads. Cue the Spotify gift card. This gift card comes in 1-, 3-, or 6-month service options. They get ad-free music and you won’t get a credit card charge when they forget to cancel the trial!
These are on the teen most wanted list, but let’s be honest…they’re going to lose them. Thankfully, these have been rated by name-brand fans as every bit as good without breaking the bank. They come in a bunch of different colors, so you may just want to go ahead and buy that replacement pair too.
Teen Boy Books
Here are a few great book ideas for teen boys that my kids have read and enjoyed and are mom-approved.
- Skyward Series – Both of my teens are huge fantasy lovers and Brandon Sanderson novels top their list of favorites. His books are complex, engaging stories and fairly clean content (very little swearing or romance/sexual content). This is his YA series.
- The Stormlight Archive – This is Brandon Sanderson’s most popular series. It’s long but oh-so-worth-it. My teens read through these faster than most books. Excellent fantasy novels.
- Unbroken – Your teen boy will be captivated by this heroic, redemptive, true story.
- Boys in the Boat – My son said, after Unbroken, this is his favorite book. I have to admit it’s one of mine too!
$25 – $50
These are the BEST sunglasses and such a great price. They were made for runners so they are light and stay on your face no matter what activity you’re doing.
I love that these pack up in a small bag. Great for camping. Comes in tons of colors.
It’s likely the teen boy you’re buying for has a favorite team. One idea is to give them some team gear.
Pretty sure every tween or teen has one of these, but ours needed an update. Lots of different colors and styles!
Disc Golf Starter Set
This Disc Golf Starter set is everything your teen needs to start playing the fastest growing sport around. It includes three discs, a bag, a towel, and a mini disc.
Poker Chip Set
My son loves to have his buddies over for poker night, and this set is the perfect size for a dining room table of guys. We also use it for family game night.
Charging Pad for iPhone, AirPods, & Apple Watch
If you’re an Apple product family, this is a cool and useful gift. It’s a foldable, flat charger for all iPhones, Airpods, and AppleWatches. Plus, it can be used as a stand for your phone both vertically and horizontally.
This recommendation came straight from a teenage boy! Pair it with some new running shoes and sneaker balls.
$50 – $100
Whip out that mixtape, because everything 80’s is back in style. These checkered Vans shoes are the must-have item at high schools around the country.
Perfect for the athlete in your home. Bonus points since it can be used by the whole family! This one is a great price point with very positive reviews. (28,000+ but who is counting.)
Frigidaire Mini Fridge
This little fridge holds up to 6 water bottles or 12 cans! With a car charger included for an on-the-go option, this has teen novelty gift written all over it!
This is a favorite among teens. It also creates memories and guarantees some one-on-one time with him! You can ask the teenager on your list for a list of their favorite bands, theatrical events, or teams. Then browse some ticket sites like Stubhub to see what’s available.
These are a sanity saver. Great for keys, phone, or any other item he can’t seem to keep track of. Comes in a pack of 1 or 4.
Nike Running Shoes
These Nike Pegasus 39s are my 15-year-old son’s go-to trainers for cross country/track season, but they also work well for everyday wear if your teen isn’t a runner. Trendy, comfortable, high quality. Pair with some new Nike socks and sneaker balls.
Bose Portable Speaker
A great speaker to play music on anywhere they go. Comes in several different colors.
Portable Car Charger
These things are amazing to have on hand! Might not be the most exciting gift under the tree, but they will thank you when they leave their lights on during the school day. Safely jump start a dead battery in seconds with this compact, yet powerful, 1000-amp portable lithium car battery jump starter pack. A great thing to have in a teen’s car!
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We used this on our kitchen table over the winter when it was too cold to go outside. It worked well on our long dining table. So fun for all ages!