Searching for coolest birthday gift or Christmas present for a teen boy? It’s hard to read the minds of teenage boys, and for that very reason, they’re also intimidating to shop for.
They’re beyond the fun toy-shopping stage (except sometimes), they have firm opinions on what they want (or, more likely, what they don’t want), and they’re old enough to make a wish list for you, but you still want to surprise them. And, if you get it wrong, they’ll definitely let you know about it.
If you’re looking for something inexpensive to throw in for fun or are shopping for a big show-stopper, we’ve found a little something for every budget. Whether he’s into art, music, games, TV or sports, check here to see what we’ve rounded up for your teenage guy, be it a son, nephew, family friend or boyfriend of one of your kids.
Odds are he’s due for a new backpack because his old one is probably falling apart. A lightweight bag that’s not too bulky, but not too small is a great gift that he’ll want to tote around everywhere.
This phone case money holder, which fits cash and three cards, has the perfect amount of storage for a teenage guy. And thanks to the little slit in the back, he can use his student ID as a kickstand for watching videos.
Nothing is worse than fumbling with your fallen phone cord in the middle of the night, and any teenager who uses theirs too much knows that. This small wireless dock, which is compatible with iPhone, Samsung, LG, and more, makes charging their devices so much easier.
Fact: Teenagers love sleeping. Sadly, that means they may frequently sleeps through their alarm. So get him this gag gift (that you’re actually kinda serious about). He’ll actually wake up on time every morning thanks to the sound of this contraption buzzing on his nightstand.
Steam Link is a unique Christmas gift all teenage guys will love. It plays their favorite games off of their computer steam account onto the tv screen. Most new generation game console controllers are supported. Its streaming resolution is at 1080p. It is portable and goes where you go.
Nintendo Switch is a take and go gaming system that makes a unique Christmas gift all teenage guys will love. It plays games on the console or on your tv. Includes, a left and right rechargeable controller, all cords, a charging dock, and a grip. Must have a Nintendo account to buy games from the e-shop.
Whether the guy is into sports or just loves a good game, this at-home basketball arcade setup is a gift that’ll definitely get used. It comes with two hoops, four mini basketballs, and 10 different game settings—everything you need for some friendly competition.
Not old enough to drive yet? He’ll love to ride this baby around the neighborhood, thanks to its smooth gear shifts, comfortable seat, and minimal silhouette. (It’s better for the environment too!)
If the young guy’s ever boarded a plane only to find out his AirPods aren’t compatible with the in-flight entertainment, he’d appreciate this flight adapter. Just plug this little guy into the plane’s headphone jack, and he’s good to watch all the movies he wants.
Nice sweatpants are always a good gift idea, but if you refuse to spend $100 on a pair (seriously, why are some so expensive?), get him these fleece joggers that look like they cost way more than they did.
When he’s stuck studying inside, he’ll appreciate having a mini fridge in his bedroom or dorm room. If ya really want to go all out, stock it full of his favorite snack foods too.
Whether you’re new to exercising or not, Perfect Fitness Perfect Pushup Elite will help increase muscle tone and lower wrist injuries. These handles are small enough to take with you anywhere so you’ll never miss a workout again. Makes a great gift for your those who travel or live in small places.
Amazon Echo is your go-to girl for music, weather, and news. At your request from any direction, say “Alexa” and she will tell you what you want to know or will have you hearing what you want. This enhanced speaker will be a welcomed gift for people on the go.
Kala Mahogany Soprano Ukulele is a beautiful 4-stringed instrument made of mahogany. The neck is made of rosewood with 12 brass frets. It is 21” long and pre-strung with Aquila strings. This will make an excellent gift for the beginner player on your holiday list.
Razor Ripsurf will give your teen the feel and thrill of riding the waves but on dry land. The sleek design is of a skateboard but the movement of a surfboard. It has a flex groove allowing for a smooth ride. This will make a unique gift all teenage guys will love.
Cozmo is a little robot with a big personality! Clever use of AI means that Cozmo can show emotions, recognize your face, and like any best friend the more you play with him the closer you will become as he plots, plans, and even play games, making him a truly unique gift for boys.
CORSAIR Gaming Headset is an online gamer’s dream. It has memory foam cushioning, an enhanced internal cavity for better noise cancellation quality, and a wide microphone for better clarity. Compatible for use on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and mobile devices. Your teenager will love this gift.
Logitech gaming mouse has super speed wireless technology that can be played wireless or corded. Its design is compatible with left or right handed play and has 11 programmable buttons for better control. It holds a charge while at rest. Makes a unique Christmas gift all teenage guy gamers will love.
durable camera that will satisfy all your photography needs. Use it in water or low light, as you switch from video to still in a flash. For the amateur teenager or the professional adult, this awesome gift will be their favorite.
Brings fathers and sons together for afternoons of fun and learning. It covers a wide variety of practical subjects that many seem to be lost arts, but this book brings it all back into being ‘cool’ again. This would make a unique Christmas gift all teenage guys will love.
Whether you play for fun or you like to get competitive, this table tennis court is perfect. It’s professional standard so you can really sharpen those skills and try to be the best of the best. You don’t even need to have a lot of room for it as it comes apart in two halves.
Will make a wonderful gift for the person on-the-go. Synch it to your phone to answer and receive calls and texts, and It will also track your fitness routine and give you advice – use it to access your most used apps without having to pick up your phone. Water-resistant up to 50 meters.
A compact, tabletop telescope. It has a 4.5 inch aperture parabolic primary mirror which gives a wider view of the night sky. This make a perfect gift for the beginning astronomer, as well as the more experienced sky viewer.
This scooter makes the perfect Christmas gift for teenage guys who are always on the go, as one single charge can take it 9-12 miles at speeds of up to 15.5MPH. Folds down and locks for easy storage making it a perfect commuting scooter.
He wooden want to be seen without these shades! Uber cool and stylish, the handmade frames are made from 100% natural maple unused scrap skateboard wood, and boast polarizing composite lenses.
Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone lets you play from your computer by using water buckets, fruit, and even play-doh. Expand your children’s minds and get them having fun while learning! Adults and children alike will enjoy this unique gift that provides hours of fun.