The Best Gifts for Teen Boys

The older boys get, the harder they seem to buy for, but have no fear, you are guaranteed to find something amazing for your growing boys on this list. From electronics to the outdoors to cool clothing you can count on, I am here to simplify your life this Christmas. All items are linked by their title. 

 

Here is our list for the best gifts for teen boys. There is a little something for every boy out there, and maybe even something new to surprise the boy in your life with! If you were looking for ideas for MEN find them HERE, if you need something for WOMEN, I will hook you up HERE, if you want SCREEN FREE gifts for BOYS they are all HERE, or if you are ready for STOCKING STUFFERS, I have you covered HERE.

 

 

OUTDOOR FUN

Bow and Arrow Archery Set

This is the perfect archery set for teens to practice with. Sturdy and well made…makes for hours of outdoor fun! ($37)

Snowshoes

If you have a boy in your life who loves to get outdoors, even in the snow, these snowshoes would make the perfect gift! They offer hours of exploration and adventure! ($80)

Electric Skateboard

Your teens will flip over this awesome present. This electric skateboard is activated with a remote so you can skate on your own or with a little help! ($200)

Electric Scooter

If skateboarding isn’t your thing, but scooters are, this would make an awesome gift. It holds a great charge and allows a little more independence as your kids get older…plus it’s crazy fun! ($300)

Longboard

Longboards are such a great gift for older boys! These are especially cool and easy to ride and offer them a great way to get around and have a little independence. ($100)

Hammock

Hammocking is all the rage, and these are easy to use, store, and hang. Hammocks are the perfect gift for an outdoor loving teen (or kid, or dad) and the perfect place to camp, sleep, read and relax. If you have two trees, you can have your own personal space, and this hammock is a great one ($30). We have tried multiple brands and this Nature’s Hang Out is by far our favorite! Sturdy, comfy, and extra long straps which is a huge bonus. Worth the money for sure.

 

Slackline

This is a great idea for kids who love to be outdoors and challenge themselves. ($50)

Wave Board

If you have a kiddo who is into wheels, these wave boards are the coolest. The wheels glide just like you are on the water and provide hours of smooth fun! ($90)

Drone 

If you have been looking for an awesome drone that doesn’t break the bank, this is the one for you! What boy doesn’t love trying his hand at learning to fly? ($45)

Spikeball

Spikeball is the perfect indoor/outdoor game. This portable, easy to play ball game will keep your kids occupied all year long while doing something that is crazy fun for the entire family. Great as a lawn or beach game or played in the basement during cold weather ($60). Best for kids 10 and older.

Kan Jam

A bit like ultimate frisbee for four, this fun and portable game is great for the backyard or  beach. This game is easy to play, portable, and keeps the whole family active.  We have LOVED ours! A great idea for a family who loves to be on the go ($40). Best for ages 8 and up.

Cross Net

If you have an active family or you love gathering people to play, Cross Net is a super fun game that entertains kids and adults of all ages. We have even used it as a make shift volleyball court. ($150)

 

Battlechip Backyard Golf

This is the coolest new backyard game! A little bit of golf, a little big of cornhole and tons of fun for the whole family. If you are looking for a great group gift, this one would be perfect! ($40)

Kubb

If you need a new yard game that keeps things interesting and is easy and safe for all ages, this one is great! ($55)

Salt Bug Gun

If you have a garden full of bugs you don’t want and a boy who love to eradicate things, this salt bug gun will be the perfect gift! Tons of fun and helpful too! ($40)

Camping Gear

Does your family love to camp? Boys love having their “own” stuff to use. What about a cool mess kit or another item they need? ($10 and up)

Airsoft Gun

I know that airsoft guns are not for everyone, and safety goggles and masks are a must as is maturity and a regard for safety, but if you have a kid who loves to hunt or be outside, this is a great option for a really awesome gift. A little pricey, but worth the money. ($160) You can grab the goggles HERE

SPORTS & FITNESS

Balance Board

These balance boards have been quite the hit. It is the perfect indoor activity to work on balance and coordination. Boys of all ages love the challenge of staying stable and hardly realize that it is working them out at the same time they are having fun! Still using ours almost daily after a year! ($56)

Punching Bag

Sometimes a teen boy just needs to get physical and let out a little frustration. This option for a punching bag is great since it doesn’t have to hang from anything. Significantly better than walls with holes :). ($129)

Boxing Gloves

You can’t get a punching bag without some boxing gloves. These are even a cool gift on their own if you have something else you don’t mind your son punching. ($30)

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop 

Do not waste your time with other over the door basketball hoops! Buy this one and you won’t ever need another. The backboard is strong and shatterproof and the hoop has a breakaway steel rim for slam dunks. Any age kid (or adult:) can play on this and will love it. It can be mounted on the wall of a playroom or bedroom or can hang over a door. We have moved it around to the back of a chair for the baby to play on or on our highest door frame for the big boys. It will be loved forever. If you buy it, definitely grab the extra balls! ($30)

Wilson® Evolution® Indoor Basketball (EA

High Quality Basketball

If you have an athletic kid, nothing is better than a brand new, high quality basketball. This one is our favorite indoor ball, and I think you will love it too! ($60)

Ball Pump 

If your home is anything like ours, you can never find your ball pump when you need it! This would make a great stocking stuffer for your careful athlete. ($12)

Fitness Jump Rope

One of the best ways to get in shape is jumping rope, and if you are young enough, you might think it is fun too! This gift works for all ages but especially great for boys wanting to stay in shape! ($10)

Pull Up Bar

As kids get older, Christmas gifts become harder and harder. This Pull Up bar fits on a door frame and is a great idea for a teenage boy who is looking to improve his strength! ($27)

Agility Pack

If your son is super into fitness, this agility pack is well worth the money, offering hours of training and variety for your athlete at a reasonable price. ($25)

Soccer Trainer

Rounding out our soccer ideas, is this awesome soccer trainer. It is a great way for your soccer lovers to work on ball skills without a teammate. We have really enjoyed ours. ($13)

Nike Team USA Elite Pro Basketball Backpack

Basketball Bag

These Nike basketball bags have lasted us forever! We absolutely love them and boys think they are pretty great too. ($70)

Fitness Tracker 

We have had great luck with the simplest Garmin. My son has worn it for almost two years with no issues or problems. If you have a fitness junkie or a kid who needs to be motivated to get off the couch, this would make a great stocking surprise $60.

Bike Repair Tool Kit

A reader game me this idea, and it is brilliant! Absolutely small enough to fit in a stocking and super useful if you have a bike lover in your family or if the big gift is a bike this year! ($20)

Bike Light 

If you have a bike rider in your home, safety is super important. These bike lights would fit nicely in a stocking and be so useful when your kids are riding at night or out on a trail. ($16)

INDOOR FUN

3 D Origami Kits

If you have a kiddo who loves to build and create, these kits are a fabulous idea to keep those hands moving and juices flowing. ($20)

Oil Diffuser/Alarm Clock

This is such a cool option if you need an alarm clock! It doubles as an oil diffuser and humidifier and has such a sleek design. What a cool bedside option! ($35)

 

Magnetic Sculpture Building Pen

If you have a fidgeter or a creative brain, he will love this sculpture building pen. Would be great all wrapped up or in a stocking. ($22)

Shocktato

This game is hilarious. Think hot potato but it shocks you when the music runs out. Our family has played it a bunch and the shock is legit and there is a serious thrill during the game. Perfect for teenage boys! ($30)

 

The Meme Game

This game is all the rage for families right now for good reason. It is hilarious, current and can be so funny. You will want to get your hands on this one right away! ($20)

Kids Against Maturity Card Game

This is a hilarious card game for an older family. You can’t be too uptight to play this one, but it is family friendly! Feel free to remove any cards that don’t work for you! ($30)

 

Kendama

Not sure if Kendamas are cool again where you are, but they are all the rage again here for the middle schoolers, and I am all for them doing anything that doesn’t involve a phone! Grab a nice, new one for under ($20).

 

Boy Craft Catapult Wars by Horizon Group USA

Catapult Wars

So much fun for teen boys! You build your own 2 catapults and shoot against each other for lots of science minded and rowdy fun. A great, inexpensive gift for any type of boy. ($15)

3D PEN

If you have a child who is really into STEM and technology a 3D pen will be a super exciting gift! Think 3D printing on an individual basis with your own pen. Hours of fun, if you don’t mind the investment. ($50)

Microscope

For a more advanced learner, this National Geographic Microscope is phenomenal with science experiments and slides to go along with it! Perfect for your budding Einstein. ($80)

Metal Earth Scorpion Laser Cut Model

If you have a teenager who still loves to build and doesn’t mind a challenge, this is a great gift or stocking stuffer! He will love spending quiet hours putting together this intricate scorpion, no glue required ($7).

 

 

Hookey

Need something fun for the long winter days? What about this Hookey Ring toss game? Think darts but way safer! Throw this up in a man cave or basement or even a bedroom for all kinds of fun for kids and adults alike.  Order HERE ($36)

Yo Yo

If you thought yo-yos were a thing of the past, think again! These toys have reinvented themselves and are challenging and fun for boys of all ages with a myriad of tricks to learn and perfect. Investing in a good one is worth it ($13).

Leather Craft Set

If your teen loves crafting but has a hard time finding avenues as he gets older, perhaps this leather set would be a fun surprise to try something new! ($27)

Lego Mindstorms

The price on this toy is no joke, but for good reason. Lego Mindstorm robots are the best out there and allow the user to have all kinds of programmable fun that will challenge their brain and their abilities ($350).

Rubik’s Cube

These take you back, right? They are just as entertaining and challenging as they have always been…a great little item for the stocking! ($11)

Meffert Project Genius Brain Teaser Puzzle, Assorted

Gear Ball

This Gear ball is a Rubik’s cube with even more challenge. If you have a son who loves a little brain bender, this will keep him busy for days! ($15-$25)

Kanoodle

Kanoodle is awesome brain and spacial relations puzzle game that is perfect for car rides, waiting rooms, or quiet play at home. Even your teens will get into this one. ($11)

Brain Puzzle

This cool wooden brain puzzle is challenging and fun for your boy who loves to think and solve problems. A great quiet play or travel option. ($10)

CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES

 

Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Pullover Hoodie

Nike Hoodie

You honestly can’t miss with this one. Comes in a million colors and is just super classic. ($50)
Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Joggers

Nike Sweatpants

These are another closet staple. A little pricey but great quality and will be worn over and over again! ($55)
Nike Sportswear Club Fleece Crew

Nike Crewneck

Crewneck sweatshirts are back in and I love them so much! Comes in a million colors and they look so good! ($50)

Veece Basic T-Shirt front view

The Perfect T-shirt

This is our favorite inexpensive t-shirt. It comes in a bunch of colors and isn’t too thin or thick, so it works on all body types. My boys wear these all the time. Run true to size. (2 for $30). We love all the colors and especially the fabric HERE

Jordan 1 Retro High Shadow 2.0

Jordans

If you have the patience and the money, Jordan’s are all the rage but they are hard to find. Nike has a few options HERE or you can check out the resale options HERE. 

 

Pair View

Vans

One affordable option that always seems to work are Vans. They are around $50, are great quality and last for years! Grab a pair HERE. You will also need some no show socks. THESE are great!

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Slippers

These slippers are high quality and cozy warm. We love the hard bottom just in case you need to slip outside in them. They are fantastic and fit true to size! Slightly pricey but the quality is worth it. ($45)

Men's God Is Greater Than The Highs And Lows Ring 6MM Stainless Steel Christian God Specific Symbols Band Male Jewelry|Rings| - AliExpress

Ring

I guess jewelry is back for boys, and I love the message of this ring: “God is greater than the highs and lows.” Could there be a more perfect reminder for all of us? ($15)

Amazon.com: Baja Billys Ocean Creations St. Christopher Surf Necklace, Large Pendant, Silvertone with Navy Blue Rim, 23 Inch Ball Chain: Jewelry

St. Christopher Necklace

This necklace has been worn and loved by both my boys. If you have a kiddo who likes a little bling, this one is a good one. ($30)
Sunbleached Bracelet 1

Pure Vida Bracelets

These bracelets are so fun and easy to wear. Your teen will love it! Great for stockings. ($10-$15)

NBA Logo Socks

Socks

Boys love socks, but moms don’t like to pay $12 a pair so throwing one of these “nice” pair in their stocking is a real bonus!

   

Tough Ties

These ties are fun, funky and best of all…repel water and stains and are machine washable! That is right, machine washable. We love the crazy designs (but they also have conservative ones) and options for skinny or fat ties. Great stocking stuffer or gift!

Thread Wallets - Slim Minimalist Wallet - Front Pocket Credit Card Holder for Men at Amazon Men's Clothing store

Thread Wallet

Our thread wallet is still going strong! We love it. Super simple design and lots of colors to choose from. Only $12. Grab a matching lanyard HERE for the perfect combo.

Zit Stick

This might be a funny gift, but I think it is perfect for a stocking! It has been so effective for my boys when they have a zit forming or want to take care of one that is already there. Quick and easy to use. ($20 but lasts for a LONG time).

Hydroflask Waterbottle

Did you know that there is an “it” water bottle? If not, now you do and at $25-$35 a hydroflask is definitely a Christmas splurge. On the bright side, it is a very useful item that can fill a lot of stocking space too. It would make a great stocking stuffer for your athletic, outdoorsy, or musical son.

Cologne Sampler

What boy doesn’t sneak his dad’s cologne for as long as possible? Make his day and gift him some of his own. These sample spritzer sizes are the perfect way for him to find his favorite fragrance or split them in a house full of boys…perfect for gym lockers and travel.  ($40)

 

If you are looking for more clothing options, you can check out my post HERE.

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Gabb Cell Phone or Watch

If you follow me on Instagram, you know how much I love this phone. It is the perfect “first phone” for every tween and teen. It comes with 12 pre loaded apps and you don’t have access to the internet or the App Store. It allows kids to communicate with parents and friends, keep their own schedule, set reminders, download music and a few other great things but keeps them safe from the all junk that comes with a smart phone. It has been such a blessing our our lives. The cost is $99 but you can get 50% off with the code BROOKE.. The contract is month to month and only $25. You will love it!

Echo Dot

The new Echo Dot comes with a clock and an alarm and has a built in speaker so your teen can play the music he loves, set his own alarm, catch a podcast and call you from home without a cell phone. It is a an absolute winner. ($60)

 

 

Charging Station

I love this handy charging station. No more looking for cords and places to plug things in. This is perfect for your techy, apple loving son! ($40)

 

Smartphone Screen Magnifier

If you have a kiddo who is using his phone a lot for watching movies or even online school, this is a awesome option to enlarge the screen and allow them to be hands free! ($14)

 

Bendable Smartphone Clip-On Holder

Showing the state of our world right now with this gift list, but with so much going on online, being able to be hands free while you watch or learn something new is so useful. This Cell phone holder would make a great gift! ($12)

Air Pods

These top just about every boys’ Christmas list. They are a little pricey but will be well loved and well used. ($160) If you don’t have quite that much to spend, we have loved the $50, less sleek option HERE.

Xbox Controller Charging Station

If you are going through batteries like they are water, this charging station is exactly what your boys need! They will love not having to beg for another pack of batteries and you will love the money it saves! ($30)

Xbox Headset 

If you have a gaming lover, most likely he is interested in a headset. This one is great quality. ($99)

Apple Watch

My boys will not be getting one of these, but that will not stop them from dreaming. Apple watches are apparently the coolest. ($185-$400)

Nintendo Switch

If you have a gamer in your house, chances are he will be thrilled with the new Nintendo Switch. This is a serious investment, but if you are okay with it, it is sure to bring a hearty smile. ($300)

10 Foot Charging Cord

I am convinced you can never have too many charging cords. This one is extra long for those who want to charge, text and sit on the couch. Perfect stocking stuffer!  ($16)

Battery Case for an iPhone

If your son is always searching for a charger, this case/battery charger would make a great gift or the perfect stocking stuffer…no more dead phones! This has been a lifesaver in our house and is awesome for travel too ($40)

 

MUSICAL GIFTS

 

GECKO Kalimba 17 Keys Thumb Piano builts-in EVA high-performance protective box, tuning hammer and study instruction.

Thumb Piano 

These thumb pianos are so much fun for any kid who likes music. It is amazing what they can do. Such a great alternative to a screen when there is down time. ($40)

Ukulele

Ukuleles are a great instrument for a budding musician. If you think your teen might like to add a little music to his life, this is a great starter option ($38).

Portable Drum Set

Am I the only one who isn’t interested in a full drum set without volume control? They answer is here with this electronic, portable drum set with volume control, the ability to record, foot pedals and all the bells and whistles your little musician is hoping for without the headache! ($130)

BOOKS

52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens

I may be a bit biased, but I think this is the book that every teenager needs right now! A perfect gift for a teen or the family of a teen. ($22)

The Wendals

My 14 year old just finished this book and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. He absolutely loved it and read way past bedtime. It is squeaky clean but full of action, adventure and mystery. Your boys will love it! ($15)

The Boys in the Boat

Another fabulous book for boys of any age. The story is true and compelling and absolutely inspirational. The Young Reader version is perfect if you aren’t quite ready for the heaviness of the adult version. ($10)

The False Prince

I have yet to find a person who didn’t absolutely love this book and the rest of them in the series. A great book for any reader! ($7)

 

CAR ITEMS

Remote Control Cars

This remote control car is for the big boys who love to race, soup up, and replace parts on their car to optimize its speed and performance. This brand is tops and has replacement and upgraded parts to order and really customize your own car. Not cheap, but provides years of learning and fun ($180).

 

Car Fresheners

Do you have a driver in your family who likes to keep his car at least smelling clean if not looking clean? This pack of 12 fresheners is a great item to throw in a teenage stocking. ($15)

Car Care Kit

If you have a driver in your house, this is an awesome idea to help him take care of his new wheels! Great price too ($13)

Frost Guard Windshield Protector

If you have a son whose car is parked outside all winter, he will love you forever for grabbing him Frost Guard which protects the windshield from ice and snow and rolls up into a small, storage pouch saving lots of cold weather labor. ($30)

Car Emergency Kit

I really love purposeful gifts, so this one isn’t glamorous, but it is awesome. An emergency kit for his car that includes jumper cables, first aid, raid jacket, tools, tire gauge, flashlight and more. A great gift for any driver! ($36) Order yours HERE.

Car Battery Jump

If the men in your life have unreliable transportation or just love to be prepared, this external car battery jump  will be an absolute gift! Portable and easy to use. ($70) Grab it HERE. 

A FEW MORE FUN IDEAS

 

AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Travel Luggage Suitcase - 24 Inch, Blue

Carry On Suitcase

Do you have a teen who is ready to take on the world? Purchase a heavy duty carry on to get them ready for a life full of adventure. Also a great gift if there is a vacation surprise involved! ($55)

A Chilled Weighted Blanket

Teenage boys rarely need more warmth, but sometimes they do need a weighted blanked for less anxiety and more sleep. This is the perfect option! Made of bamboo so it doesn’t heat you up, but still weighs either 15 or 20 pounds (you choose) for a more restful night sleep. ($65)

ZIMASILK 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin,with Hidden Zipper,Both Side 19 Momme Silk,600 Thread Count, 1pc (Queen 20''x30'', Taupe)

Silk Pillowcase

Now I know this doesn’t sound like the manliest present, but if your teen struggles with acne or troubled skin, a silk pillowcase is totally worth the purchase as it really helps with bacteria and irritation. Maybe no hoots and hollers on Christmas morning, but it is a gift that keeps on giving. ($20)

Poo-Pourri

A reader brought this one up as an awesome stocking stuffer that will make your teenager or young adult son laugh but will also become very useful. I am loving it. ($17 for 2)

 

Hand Warmers

A reader turned me on to this one too! Such a great stocking stuffer for the skiers or outdoorsmen in your life! ($7 for a pack of 10)

Magical Flames 25-pack: TWICE THE COLOR, half the price! Creates Vibrant, Rainbow Colored Flames

Magical Fire Packs

If your son is really into camping, these rainbow fire packets are lots of fun, making the campfire all kinds of cool colors! ($20)I also love gifting my teen experiences and gift cards…they seem to mean a lot to them as they begin to pay for their own life. A few suggestions are:

A gym pass * A ski pass * An amusement or waterpark pass * Golf Pass * Spotify Premium subscription * Apple music subscription * gas cards * gift cards to movies or fast food * Xbox gift Card * money toward a trip * Top Golf* airplane tickets

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