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Best Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

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Finding the best gift ideas for teen boys can be a serious challenge. Teen boys tend to be picky and have very specific interests, so shopping for gifts requires some serious observation skills. These gift ideas for teen boys have been approved by my three teenage sons and make fantastic gifts any time of the year.

I love buying gifts but shopping for teen boys can be a frustrating experience when you don’t know what to buy for them.

I find the best place to start is by talking to your teen. Some teens will give you very specific gift ideas that give you a great starting point. Other teens … aren’t quite as chatty.

Fortunately, these gift ideas for teen boys are always a hit and are sure to at least get you a head nod from your teen.

My teens love practical gifts that let them express their own unique style.

For more gift ideas for teens, check out these Easter gift ideas for teen boys and these gifts for tween boys.

Tech Gifts for Teen Boys

Most teen boys I know have at least a few tech toys on their wish list. When I’m looking for gift ideas for my teen boys I usually start with tech.

Headphones are a hot ticket item for teen boys. My teens love the Apple AirPods and use those during pretty much all their waking hours. If you want an option that allows your teen to hear what is going on around him (always a perk) we’ve loved these bone conduction headphones from AfterShokz. They are really comfortable to wear if you aren’t a fan of ear buds too. If you prefer wired headphones, the Beats Flex wireless earphones are a great choice.

Is your teen a gamer? There are some incredible options available this holiday season. The Nintendo Game & Watch lets your teen play Classic Super Mario Bros. for some retro fun. I would have LOVED to have this as a teen. The hot items this year are going to be the new Xbox or PS5, although they are going to be tricky to find.

Waking up first thing in the morning may not be a teen’s favorite thing, but this Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart speaker with clock definitely makes it easier. They can get up and get moving for the day with the help of this FitBit Charge 4.

3D printing is hugely popular right now and is a rapidly growing career. The Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer is a high-quality printer at a reasonable price and is the perfect first 3D printer.

Does your teen boy spend a lot of time at a desk, either gaming, working on homework, or working on the computer? If he does, a gaming desk chair like this one is a great holiday gift for a teen boy.

Best Games for Teen Boys

There are some great games for teen boys and they definitely come in handy when you have groups of teens over or want to have a family game night. These games for teen boys make great gift ideas.

Spike Ball is always a favorite with my teens and often gets brought along on family camping trips or days at the lake.

If card games are your thing, Exploding Kittens is always a blast and definitely a favorite with my teens. Cover Your Assets is my family’s current favorite. It’s simple to learn and great for teens. Go here to check out more teen-friendly card games.

Klask was ranked the #1 party game in Norway and is quickly becoming popular with teens in the U.S. It definitely gives you a more unique take on game-night.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a bit hit with my teens and can be played with up to 4 players. My teens love that they can use all of their favorite Nintendo characters in a way that is a bit more exciting to them.

This Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set is perfect for beginners and a great screen-free activity for teens.

Codenames is a fun game with simple rules but it requires some serious thinking to win.

Nothing can get teens talking like a game of Never Have I Ever. This family-friendly edition is a great choice for family parties or teens to play together with their friends.

Stylish Gifts for Teen Boys

Clothing is always my go-to filler item when I need Christmas gifts for teen boys. First of all, they are always growing so chances are they actually NEED new clothes. Secondly, I haven’t met a teen yet who would turn down clothes, at least as long as you know their style.

Teens love to express themselves through their clothing. This “I Paused My Game To Be Here” shirt is sarcastic and fun.

These minimalistic wallets from Thread are a great way to complete a look and they come in some amazing styles.

This Classic Zip-Front Hoodie is a classic and goes with anything.

Fun socks always make a great gift, like these Nightmare Before Christmas socks for teens.

Silicone rings from Groove Life make a great accessory. Their unique design makes them breathable and they are safe for wearing while playing sports.

These Slim Fit Henley Shirts are a great casual staple in any wardrobe and they are a great price.

These OLUKAI Men’s Alania Slide Shoes work like a slip-on shoe but look like a sneaker. It’s the perfect combination of function and style.

Timbuk2 bags last FOREVER and this Classic Timbuk2 Messenger bag will never go out of style.

A great belt is a staple in every wardrobe and these Mission Leather Ratchet Belts are a great way to go.

For teens who love music, these Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones make a fun and stylish gift.

Fun Gifts for Teen Boys

Even teens aren’t too old for some fun Christmas gifts.

If you want a bit of a gag gift that will actually get used, this giant flour tortilla throw blanket will definitely get some laughs.

It’s good to have goals. This 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster is a great way for teens to track the movies they’ve seen (and think of something to do when they are bored).

Does your teen like some spice? This Hot Sauce Challenge book would make a really interesting activity while hanging out with friends. If your teens like things a bit sweeter, this Vintage Candy Gift Box is the way to go.

If your teen likes to cook, this Sushi Making Kit is a great way to expand their skills (and get you off the hook for dinner).

These Star Wars themed Metal Earth 3D Model Kits are always a hit and give teens something to do and make a great Christmas gift idea for teen boys.

Whether you are a teen boy or not, this Giant Bubble Wrap Calendar is pretty amazing.

A Classic Penny Board can get your teen where he needs to go and is durable enough to last.

My teens all love this Speed Cube Rubik’s Set to fiddle with (usually while they are supposed to be doing something else).

The DJI Mavic Mini Drone is easy to fly and super maneuverable. It’s at the top of many teens gift wish list.

This Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker lets teens take their music with them and makes the great addition to any hangout session with friends.