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 and image.
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.
New for 2022
This was our family gift last year and it has been SO AWESOME. It holds the charge so well, go nice and fast, and is easy and smooth to ride. We tried another brand that isn’t nearly as reliable or easy to use. Well worth the money as it also gave options to my kids to get themselves places when we weren’t around! ($300)
Weight Lifting Belt
If your son loves the gym and lifting, this belt gives them the extra support they need to stay healthy while pushing themselves. ($33)
If you are in a cold climate, this wearable blanket is the perfect gift to cozy up with! ($49)
Clip on Lamp
We love this clip on book light! If you have a reader or studier, this is the perfect extra gift! ($12)
Foldable Automotive Windshield Shade
The easiest way to keep the sun from baking your car. It goes up and down just like an umbrella! ($13+)
52 Modern Manners for Today’s Teens Volume 2
This is the gift that keeps on giving! 52 ALL NEW modern manners to help your teens learn the physical, social, and technology skills that can help them be successful in our modern world. It stands up as a display so kids can learn on their own or through discussion. Makes a great family gift too! ($21)
10000mAh Q Portable Charger
This is the best external battery pack for a kid who is always needing an extra charge on his phone. Super thin and light weight. The built-in AC plug and cable are collapsible. ($40)
JBL Clip 3 – Waterproof, Durable & Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Never leave awesome sound at home again. This ultra-portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker is small in size but with surprisingly big sound. Clip it on with the built-in carabiner, press play, and make the moment pop. ($40)
Classic Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit
This travel toiletry kit makes organization easy and features four separate compartments. Perfect for packing in any backpack or luggage. Great for the boy who is always getting ready at school or on the go. ($30)
12×42 HD Binoculars for Adults with Upgraded Phone Adapter
Capable of delivering a clear face from more than 650 feet away. Perfect for bird watching, hunting, sports events. Your detail oriented son will love it. ($39)
Pro Complete Skateboard
This is great for skating street, skate parks, ramps, pools and other smooth surfaces or even rough ground and totally affordable. ($30)
Laser Star Projector
If your kiddo loves a little mood lighting, this is such a fun gift. Makes every party special. ($45)
LEGO Gadgets Book Kit
Build 11 different machines ranging from practical to silly. This set Includes all 58 LEGO elements you’ll need to get building. So much fun or your not so little builder. ($20)
Sno-Storm 50″ Vipernex Snow Sled 2-Pack
Two 50″ Sleds with a top Loading tow rope with molded handles. Get prepared now for that next snow storm and plan on having a blast! ($68)
LEGO Volkswagen Camper Van Kit
Build an authentic LEGO model version of the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. Explore all of its authentic features then place on display to admire this classic collectible item. Everyone loves legos. ($150)
Handheld Electric Massage Gun
With a universal attachment and 3 speeds, your device has the power to massage any area like a pro. Massage on the go with ultra-quiet deep penetrating technology. Perfect to throw in a sports bag to have wherever you go. If you have an athlete they will thank you for this one! ($179)
Metal Earth Premium Series Star Wars The Mandalorian
Unassembled model packed in an envelope with easy to follow instructions, but these are super involved and best for kids who love attention to detail and a building challenge. Ideal for ages 14 and up. ($33)
Suction Dart Cup Toys
These look like they are for little kids, but even teens can make fun games out of them. Inexpensive and good for hours of creative play. ($16)
SplatRball Water Bead Blaster Gun Kit
This gun has been a blast and it’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, stay active, and do something screen free with your friends! ($70)
If you have a teen that keeps misplacing important items, this air tag will be a dream come true! ($29)
Oculus Quest 2
This is the coolest VR option out there to enjoy games, concerts and so much more. Great as a family gift or for entertaining big groups! ($400)
Stanley IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler
Our favorite tumbler! It keeps water cold for such a long time. Plus it can take a beating! Everyone in our family has one. It comes it so many colors too. ($31)
Donner Acoustic Guitar
This guitar comes with all necessary accessories beginners need. Start playing right out of box. So good for beginners! ($160)
Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones
With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless is your perfect everyday headphone. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback. So comfortable with amazing sound. ($200)
Retro Basketball Electronic Game
Your teenager will have a blast with this retro video game. ($25)
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! ($33)
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! ($75-100)
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! ($160)
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. ($60)
Hammocking is all the rage, and these are easy to use, store, and hang. Hammocks are the perfect gift for an outdoor teen 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 ($25).
This is a great idea for kids who love to be outdoors and challenge themselves. ($53)
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! ($100)
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? ($50)
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 ($70). Best for kids 10 and older.
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.
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. ($100)
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!, but beware, it does take some skill so frustration might happen too! ($40)
If you need a new yard game that keeps things interesting and is easy and safe for all ages, this one is great! ($61)
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)
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. ($189) You can grab the goggles HERE
Laser Tag Guns with Vests
Turn your home or backyard into a laser tag arena with this laser tag blaster set. Such a blast! ($119)
SPORTS & FITNESS
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! ($67)
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 :). ($160)
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
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! ($68-$136)
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. ($13)
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)
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)
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. ($15)
These Nike basketball bags have lasted us forever! We absolutely love them and boys think they are pretty great too. ($62)
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! ($24)
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. ($14)
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. ($18)
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. ($19)
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)
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).
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. ($13)
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. ($60)
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).
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. ($11-$43)
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 ($14).
These take you back, right? They are just as entertaining and challenging as they have always been…a great little item for the stocking! ($12)
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! ($25)
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. ($14)
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. ($11)
CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES
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
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.
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!
Chuck Taylor All Star Classic
This is a classic shoe that works for everyone. You can’t go wrong with these shoes! ($65)
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)
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? ($9-$19))
St. Christopher Necklace
Pure Vida Bracelets
These bracelets are so fun and easy to wear. Your teen will love it! Great for stockings. ($4-$27)
Boys love socks, but moms don’t like to pay $15 a pair so throwing one of these great pair in their stocking is a real bonus!
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! ($33)
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. ($22 but lasts for a LONG time).
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.
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. ($36) You can find another variety HERE.
If you are looking for more clothing options, you can check out my post HERE.
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 $125 but you can get 30% off with the code BROOKE.. The contract is month to month and only $25. You will love it!
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 for all ages. ($60)
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! ($34)
Smartphone Screen Magnifier
If you have a kiddo who is using his phone a lot for watching movies or even online school, this is an awesome option to enlarge the screen and allow them to be hands free! ($12)
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! ($16)
These top just about every boys’ want list. They are a little pricey but will be well loved and well used. ($160) You can find the AirPods Pro HERE. 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! ($25)
If you have a gaming lover, most likely he is interested in a headset. This one is great quality. ($93)
My boys will not be getting one of these, but that will not stop them from dreaming. Apple watches are apparently the coolest. ($155)
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)
Nintendo Switch Charging Dock
There is nothing more frustrating finding all your controllers not charged. This is the perfect solution. ($14)
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 13
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 ($29)
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. ($37)
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 ($70).
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! ($150)
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. ($21)
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)
If you are looking for more book suggestions, there is a full list HERE!
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).
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. ($14)
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 ($23)
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. ($33)
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! ($39)
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
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! ($89)
We love this blanket and it comes in extra large. It feels weighted and doesn’t make you too warm. You can add embroidery to make it extra personal. ($149)
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. ($24)
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. ($24 for 3)
A reader turned me on to this one too! Such a great stocking stuffer for the skiers or outdoorsmen in your life! ($10 for a pack of 8)
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! ($25)
The Adventure Challenge
If you are really needing to add variety to your life or just looking for some great, screen free ways your family can bond together, the Adventure Challenge family edition would make an awesome family gift! You scratch off the family challenge, complete it and take a photo to remember the fun you had. So great for a family looking for more screen free adventures together this year! ($40+ and use code BROOKEROMNEY for 10% off)
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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This is such a great list thank you!!
Thank you so much Erika!
This is the best list for teen boys (and the family) I have ever seen!! Thank you so much!! So many affordable options that my boys will LOVE. How to choose!!
That is the best compliment I could ever have! I am so glad it is helpful to you!
Your lists save me every year! My amazon cart is loaded and I’m feeling so much better about Christmas this year. Thank you Brooke!!
Wahoo!! I am so happy they are useful to you!!
I have 5 boys from 4 to 16 and these ideas are spot on! I ha e MULTIPLE tabs opened to Amazon with all your fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing Brooke! You are making my Christmas shopping so much easier. Have a wonderful holiday season!!
You are awesome!!! Thank you so much for your sweet words of support. I hope you have an amazing Christmas!
As a Mom of a teen and a tween boy I appreciate your advice and suggestions so much! This gift list is great! Thank you!
Thank you so much! I am so glad they are helpful!!
I have five boys and this list was the BEST list for teen boys I have ever seen. So many helpful and fun ideas I know my boys will love. Thanks!
I am so glad it gave you some good ideas!!
nailedddddd it. thanks so much for this..
Thank you so much!!
Wow this list is so good and the best I’ve seen! Thank you so much for all the time and thought you put into making this list. I truly appreciate the variety and price range you offered! I’m saving this for birthday ideas, Valentine’s Day etc!
Thank you so so much! I am so glad it made holidays easier and more fun!
Best gift list for boys! I always struggle to know just what to get my teen and you’ve given me so many great ideas!
I cannot thank you enough! I just did almost all my Christmas shopping for my two teen boys in less than 30 minutes thanks to your list!
That is awesome! So glad it helped!
I’ve just added several items to my Amazon cart from your list. Thanks for doing the work for me
FYI – we did the get out pass last year and I would not recommend it. There are lots of restrictions on days you can use it and it just didn’t work out to get our moneys worth
Thank you so much for you support! I also appreciate the heads up regarding the challenges with a Get Out Pass. We are definitely going to make a note in our description.
SO well put together and all very unique!! Awesome list!
Also, we are big fans of your books, (second book is a Christmas gift for my teen)
I have all boys and your books have been a huge help! We read a page at the dinner table together. Great conversation starter and gives a wonderful opportunity for connecting with eachother. Thank you!
Thank you so much!! I sure appreciate the kind words!
What a great list! Sorry to come on here just to complain, but I LOVE the idea of the cologne sampler but the link doesn’t work.
Thanks for the heads up! We got the link fixed thanks to you!
Your lists are incredibly appreciated!! Very useful and thoughtful. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much!! So glad they have helped!