Handing over an envelope of cash isn’t very exciting, but figuring out gift ideas for teen boys can be almost impossible. But don’t stress just yet! We compiled this curated collection of 60 gifts for teenage boys that they might actually want (even if they don’t know it yet). There is something for every teen on this list, from the latest gaming consoles to sleek and stylish accessories.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive into the coolest tech, DIY kits, and other top gifts for teen boys to make their next Christmas or birthday the most incredible one yet (even if they’re too moody to show it).
60 Cool Gift Ideas for Teen Boys
Whether you’re looking for the latest video gaming consoles or gifts that might help your teen boy put down the screen (at least for a little bit), we have found the best gifts for teenage boys of all ages and interests!
Mini Drone for Kids
Is your teenager begging for a drone, but he can’t even be trusted to keep a water bottle safe? We totally understand not wanting to dish out hundreds on something your teen might just crash into a tree. This inexpensive drone is great for beginners to learn the ropes, take high-quality images, and get acquainted with drone ownership. Maybe when they’re older, they can upgrade to a different model (if they haven’t completely lost interest by then).
CraveBox Ultimate Variety Care Package (45 Count)
Teen boys seem to have insatiable hunger levels, and it can feel almost impossible to keep up with their snacky demands. This CraveBox is perfect for fueling his gaming sessions, post-sports practice hunger pangs, and any other late-night cravings he has. At the very least, it might stop him and his friends from raiding your pantry every day after school, at least for a week or so.
Do Not Disturb I'm Gaming Socks
If you can read these socks, then you probably know what to do— gently slide some snacks within arms reach and back away from his intense game of Call of Duty or Minecraft. These socks would be a fun and inexpensive gift for your gamer son, brother, or grandson and could make a great Christmas stocking stuffer if you already spent most of your budget on new video games and consoles.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Hydroflask water bottles have become an interesting status symbol among this generation of teens. Honestly, props to them though, my generation never made anything as wholesome as hydration a status symbol. This bottle is available in 13 colors and three sizes so that you can get one best suited for your teenage boy’s needs.
Ultra-High Capacity Portable Charger Power Bank
Now that your teenager has this ultra-fast portable charger, he’ll never have another excuse for not answering your calls or texts. Portable chargers are an incredibly useful gift that he will use for years to come, especially as he picks up more after-school activities or weekend adventures. It has two USB plugs so he can even charge multiple electronics at once.
Smart RGB LED Strip Lights
These LED strip lights are popping up all over TikTok, and we totally understand why. These lights can attach to any clean, smooth surface, so your teen could use them to illuminate almost any wall or object. These lights can also sync to music, creating an awesome light show from the comfort of your teen’s room.
Survival Kit 14 in 1
Thanks to this intense survival kit, your teen will be ready for whatever adventure is next! If your son loves the great outdoors, hunting, or any other adventurous activities, this could be a useful set of tools for his next outing. As he grows up and sets off for even more trips into the wilderness, he’ll be super appreciative that you got him this conveniently sized and well-thought-out survival kit.
Timberland Men's Leather Wallet with Attached Flip Pocket
Now that he’s a full-blown teenager, it’s probably time he gets a legit wallet for all his hard-earned cash. This genuine leather wallet will last him years to come and has plenty of pockets for all of his gift cards and pocket cash. Despite all its storage, it’s still a sleek and slim option for a young guy just starting to take control of his spending. It even has a convenient flip pocket to show off that new learner’s permit or drivers license!
Champion Men's Powerblend Fleece Hoodie
These classic Champion’s hoodies are coming back in a big way. Athleisure is still dominating trends in 2022, despite how often websites post about us returning to regular clothes (we will never remove our sweatshirts, sorry). These hoodies come in a slew of different colors, inclusive sizing ranging up to 4XL, and feature a comfy fleece lining. Essentially, it will quickly become a cold-weather staple for your teen boy.
Adidas Alliance II Sackpack
Whether he’s headed out on a class field trip or just heading to the gym, this bag is the perfect size for carrying all his essential items. It even has outer mesh pockets for water bottles, a feature that has been sorely missing from other similar drawstring bags (in our opinion). We can see him using this for a million different occasions, and it’s available in a ton of different color combinations.
Circle Game Meme Dress Socks
We don’t know exactly when the circle game started, but we do know it has been around for over a decade at this point….or potentially longer, according to this Vice article. Regardless of who or when it started, teenage boys across the country are still playing it. These socks could be a funny gift to help your teenager troll his friends during class or during their after-school hangouts.
2021 Newest Microsoft Xbox Series X
Attempting to keep up with the world of video games and accessories could be a challenge, especially if it’s not something you’re interested in. With all the acronyms and new models, it could be confusing to try to determine what the best consoles are. If you’re looking for a top gift for teenage boys who are diehard gamers, this new Xbox series X console will probably be on the top of their wishlist.
Vans Men's YT Ward Trainers
Vans used to be reserved for the teenagers doing flip kicks behind the local grocery store or those really obsessed with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video games. However, these days, everyone is rocking Vans in a majorly stylish way. This classic trainer-style shoe is available in tons of different patterns and colors, but we have to admit we’re big fans of the basic black and white option.
Art Supplies 96 Pieces Rapify Art Set
If you’re raising a young Picasso, you might want to pick up a set of awesome supplies for him. This set has nearly 100 high-quality tools, like charcoal drawing pencils, blending tools, colored pencils, a sketch pad, and more. This set is great if you aren’t sure exactly what tools he needs or how to navigate the overwhelming isles in an art store.
JBL CLIP 3 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Teens these days want many of the same things previous generations did— to blast their favorite tunes with their friends. Thanks to the built-in carabiner, this JBL speaker is waterproof and ultra-portable, meaning your teen can take it anywhere they go. Whether he just wants to listen to some Post Malone when he’s alone, or if he needs to release some rage with Rage Against the Machine, this speaker is right there with him.
Complete Standard Skateboard Mini Cruiser
Whether he wants to cruise around the neighborhood or impress the girls (or guys, or non-binary babes) at the skatepark, this cool board could be just the ticket. This sleek board gives us major California cool vibes and is available in aqua—which we love— or classic black. This board is excellent for cruising, learning new tricks, or both and is designed for both beginner and skilled skateboarders.
Funny New Driver Keychain
Are you looking for small gifts for teen boys who are just starting to drive on their own? While your teenage son is probably so excited to be able to whip around on his own, we understand you might be a bit nervous about letting him behind the wheel without you. This keychain could be a cute way to commemorate your teen getting their learner’s permit or license while also reminding them to drive safely.
Does your soccer star want to work on his technical skills but doesn’t have a practice buddy at home? No shame, mom/dad/brother/sister/cousin, we understand you’ve got your own responsibilities to attend to (or you’re just not into sports, that’s fine too). This trainer could be perfect for your young athlete to get in the practice they desire, even when no one else is available to play.
Under Armour Adult Undeniable Duffle 4.0 Gym Bag
Whether he needs a bag for a weekend away or for heading to the gym, this Under Armour bag could be an awesome gift for teenage boys. It comes in various sizes, from small to extra-large, as well as a slew of sleek color combinations. So essentially, you could find the Goldilocks of bags for your favorite teen boy on the go.
Sony PlayStation 5 (PS5) Console Disc Version
If your gamer prefers Sony to Microsoft, you might want to remove that Xbox from your online shopping cart and pick up one of these PS5s instead. We can’t lie, this will set you back a pretty penny, but if you’re in the market for splurge gift ideas for teen boys, we promise your gaming guy will be happy to unwrap this latest Playstation console.
Punching Bag with Stand
Boxing isn’t only a great way to get or stay in shape; it could also be a wonderful way for your teen boy to channel some of his excess energy or stress. This punching bag comes on a stand, so it’s also a great option for those who don’t want to go through the hassle of hanging a bag from their ceiling. The stand is also adjustable, so it can grow with your teen as he gets taller.
Retro Mini Portable Personal Fridge
This retro-style mini fridge is perfect for your teenage son’s basement hangout space, gaming setup, or just in his room. It holds up to 12 cans, so he can stack it fully with his favorite soda or drink and not have to sneak downstairs and wake up the whole house when he gets thirsty in the middle of the night. It also features a transparent glass front, so you can easily double-check that your sneaky teen is not hiding any adult beverages in there.
Laser Tag Guns with Vests Set of 4
If your teen boy and his friends play laser tag every weekend, they might enjoy this at-home laser tag set, which allows them to play their favorite game anywhere. That park they haven’t visited in years because they’re “not little kids anymore” could now be the perfect spot to blast their buddies with a laser rocket!
Pro Lens Kit for iPhone, Samsung, Pixel
Teenagers can lose interest in activities fairly quickly, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to dish out a bunch of cash for a hobby that might just be a passing phase. If a high-quality camera might just end up acquiring dust in the bottom of his closet, then you might as well save yourself some money (and frustration) by getting this lens kit instead. This kit enables your teen to camera quality photos with just their smartphone, including macro and wide-angle shots.
Nikon COOLPIX B500 (Black) Classic Bundle
Alternatively, if your teenage son does seem ready for the responsibility, this Nikon camera could be a terrific way to support his interests and talents. The basic bundle comes with a carrying case, lens covers, charger, and two SD cards in addition to the camera itself. This camera could be an excellent way for him to explore his talent, and you can always get him additional lenses or accessories for future gifts!
Slackline Kit with Overhead Training Line
You can almost guarantee that any college campus with a greenspace will have some teens pulling cool tricks on a slackline. If your teenage son is the type of outdoorsy lad who would enjoy a new and unique athletic challenge, this slackline kit could be an awesome choice. This kit, in particular, is designed for people who are just learning how to slackline and comes with an overhead training line to help the user stay up and balanced. By the time he gets to college, he’ll be impressing all his friends and fellow outdoorsy love interests!
Wireless Bluetooth Beanie
How do you expect your teen to decide between listening to music and keeping his ears warm in the winter? Well, thanks to this Bluetooth beanie, he’ll never have to choose again! This beanie can connect to his smartphone or another Bluetooth-enabled device to play music or answer calls. It’s also lined with a plush polar fleece to keep his noggin extra cozy all winter long.
Adidas Unisex-Adult Adilette Comfort Sandals Slide
Every other pair of shoes can take a hike because these are potentially the most comfortable things we’ve ever tried on. Seriously, they call it a “Cloudfoam footbed” for a reason; these shoes are like strapping memory foam mattresses to your feet. Maybe, with shoes this comfortable, your teen will be more inclined to take out the trash next time you ask.
Boba Fett Laptop Backpack
Star Wars is without a doubt one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, and we refuse to listen to any alternative opinion. While mysteriously, little is known about Boba Fett, at least until we get more episodes of The Book of Boba Fett, that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a fan favorite character. This backpack has a laptop sleeve and other cool features, but most importantly, it looks like Boba Fett’s helmet, which is super sick.
New Apple AirPods Pro
Your teen might already have a pair of Apple AirPods, but if not, this new addition could be a wonderful choice. We can all admit that AirPods have taken over, and those of us still clinging to our corded headphones are being left in the dust (it’s us, we’re being left behind). Anyways, your teen will definitely feel like the coolest kid in school when he whips out these bad boys on the bus.
ESPN Trivia Night Game
He doesn’t have to be an athlete to love sports and enjoy learning fun stats. This ESPN trivia game is chock full of over 1,000 sports questions to challenge even the most die-hard sports fan. It even has extra mini-sports challenges for players to score bonus points.
Marvel Avengers: End Game Iron Man - Charging Controller and Device Holder
Are you tired of your teenager leaving his Xbox controller or other expensive electronics just sitting around? This Iron Man device holder could be a marvelous way to keep his important belongings organized and hopefully not broken on the floor. Your teen can use this Iron Man-shaped figurine as a stand for watching Youtube videos on his phone or as storage to keep his video game controllers out of the way and safe from harm.
Portable Hammock For Travel Or Camping
Your outdoorsy teen will love taking his hammock to the park to hang out with his friends or on his next camping trip with the family. This model is super lightweight and great for traveling as he gets older and sets off on his own adventures. It is available in a bunch of cool color combinations that will have all his friends asking— “Hey, where’d you get that hammock?”
Double-Sided Pepperoni Pizza Blanket
If you’re kosher, you might want to keep scrolling, but if you’re not, you might want to buy this awesome pepperoni pizza blanket. This blanket would be an awesome addition to a teen boy’s room or basement pseudo-mancave (or wherever he and his friends play video games and hang out). It’s also available in burrito, cookie, and waffle styles.
Magnetic Dart Board Game - 12 Darts
Are you looking for a gift that your teenager can play with his friends or with the family? This dartboard could be an awesome way to get everyone off their screens and into some good-natured competition. Of course, it’s only good-natured until you crush them with your superior skills.
Scratch Off World Map
Your teenage globetrotter can finally have an easy way to keep track (and show off) all of his worldwide adventures. If your teen is lucky enough to have traveled abroad or is already starting to plan his post-high school gap year travels, this map would be an excellent choice.
Funny Mens Colorful Dress Socks
These playful socks would make awesome stocking stuffers or small gifts for teenage boys with a flair for the vibrant. They come in a ton of different designs to match your teen’s interests, from outer space to classic art to tacos. When in doubt, we always suggest tacos.
Things They Don't Teach You in School Game
Sure, he’s probably learning a fair amount of semi-useless information in school (looking at you, trigonometry), but there is still a whole world of random facts your teenager hasn’t learned yet! This trivia game could be a wonderful way for the entire family to learn new random factoids together or see who has the most obscure knowledge in the bunch.
10'' Ring Light with 50'' Extendable Tripod Stand
Is your teenage son, cousin, or friend mildly TikTok famous—or at least, trying to be? Whether he has two followers or two million, this ring light setup could have him looking like a full-fledged influencer. It’s compatible with all phone types and is a great way to film live streams, TikToks, and a ton of other content.
Build Your Own Bluetooth and FM Radio
Or, instead of helping him keep up with the latest social media, you could help your teenager travel back in time (at least a few years) by building his very own radio. We know most teenagers today have barely ever listened to the radio, so this one also has Bluetooth capabilities and USB and aux ports. This DIY kit is a unique gift for teen boys who are interested in electronics, engineering, and just building stuff from scratch!
Slam Ball Game - Spike The Ball into The Net
Some people are just naturally athletic at almost anything they try. If that describes the teen boy you’re shopping for, then he might enjoy this new, fun athletic challenge. Slam Ball is a great game for backyards, parks, beaches, or any other open space. Players spike the ball into the net and try to keep it going for as long as possible. Your teen could enjoy this competitive game with up to three other friends.
Audio Mixer - Battery/USB Powered Portable Pocket Audio Mixer
Proper DJ equipment can cost a pretty penny, so if you aren’t sure if your teenage son’s interest in mixing is just a passing craze or not, you might not want to cough over hundreds of dollars on supplies just yet. This portable pocket audio mixer could be a fun gift for teen boys who want to dip their toes in the world of DJing.
Scenic Science of the National Parks
Visiting the National Parks is a wonderful way to explore the great states and spark an interest in the natural sciences. Suppose your teen is interested in nature or just likes being outdoors. In that case, this book could help answer some of the questions he forgot to google about all the incredible features of various National Parks across the U.S.A.
MLB Game-Used Baseball Beanie: Choose Your Team
Say hello to this super unique gift for baseball fans! These beanies are made from the wool yarn inside authentic MLB baseballs. Each hat is hand-crafted from certified game-used balls, and you can pick a ball from any of the 30 teams, from The New York Yankees to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
iPhone Charging Cord Bracelet
If you’ve ever been stuck out and about with a dead battery and no charging cord, we totally understand your pain. But when your teen, who is still at least partially dependent on their parents and obligated to answer their phone, gets stuck with a dead battery, it can be a bit more worrisome. This sleek bracelet doubles as a charger for Apple products, so your teen’s iPhone can stay juiced up and ready to answer your calls.
X Rocker Eclipse Floor Rocker Gaming Chair
Suppose your teenage son, nephew, or cousin uses a common area to play his favorite video games, such as the living room or family room. In that case, a full-fledged gaming chair might not match the carefully curated room decor. On the other hand, these gaming chairs are easily portable and fold for easy storage when not in use. AKA, the teenage gamer in question can just stick it in his room or a closet whenever he’s done with his World of Warcraft quests.
Real NFL™ Uniform Friendship Bracelet
If your teen boy would rather watch the big game than play a video game, he might appreciate these authentic NFL uniform friendship bracelets. This unique friendship bracelet would be a great gift for teen boys from their favorite Sunday afternoon game viewing buddy, whether that’s you, his dad, best friend, or grandma. We hope your team wins! Unless they’re playing the Saints, in which case we hope they lose. Who Dat Nation!
Hand Grip Strength Trainer for Athletes, Musicians & Physical Therapy
Here is an easy and inexpensive gift option for your young musician or athlete’s next birthday or Christmas. Both musical equipment and athletic gear can often cost a fair bit, but this grip strength trainer is a fairly cheap option that will still help them with their favorite pastime or passion.
Twist & Eat Burrito Holder
It’s almost impossible to keep a burrito feeling and looking fresh when it constantly ends up smooshed at the bottom of a backpack. This burrito holder is a slightly funny but very functional gift idea for teen boys who constantly sneak off campus for lunch at their local Chipotle (or hopefully an independently owned small business restaurant). It’s divided into removable sections as he eats his way to the bottom of his favorite food.
Exercise Dice (6-Sided)
Are you shopping for gifts for teen boys who are into fitness and exercise? Whether they are on a team at school, gunning for an athletic college scholarship, or just like to hit the gym every once and a while, these exercise dice could be a novel way for them to mix up their workouts and conditioning. This set includes two six-sided die, one that features exercises and one with rep counts. All he has to do is give the die a toss and get ready to sweat!
Wall Mounted Ball Storage & Display Rack
Whether he wants to display his game-winning ball from the tri-state tournament or the ball he waited two hours to get Steph Curry to sign, this wall-mounted ball rack could give it the display it deserves. Alternatively, if you’re just tired of tripping over his basketball, soccer ball, or volleyball, this storage solution could get his athletic equipment off the floor and looking sleek.
Mars Dust Globe
With the growing number of privatized space ventures and the start of a space-exploration military branch, it is completely possible that your teen space fanatic could actually go to outer space. Keep him inspired for his own space race with this glass globe featuring a planet-view of Mars and two astronauts exploring the landscape.
Peanut Butter Sampler
We know at least two people who slept with jars of peanut butter next to their bed during their teen years. And we’re not even counting ourselves (we might still have peanut butter on our nightstand now…). This peanut butter sampler set would be an enticing gift for teen boys who are equally obsessed with this scrumptious spread. You could potentially pair this sampler set with whatever your teen likes to eat his peanut butter with— from grocery store cookies to just a simple spoon!
100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Does your teen want to be the next Wes Anderson? Or does he just enjoy watching classic films for the sake of enjoying great art (without career aspirations)? Either way, this movie scratch-off poster is an excellent choice for any film buff to keep track of his growing collection of completed movies. Plus, it’s a very cool piece of room decor that could be an easy talking point for guests.
Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags
We know two things to be true: number one- teenage boys tend to be hungry, and number two- teenage boys tend to be a bit lazy. These grilled cheese bags could tackle both of those tendencies in your favorite teen boy. All he has to do is assemble a cheese sandwich, pop it in one of these convenient bags, and then toss it in the toaster. No more scorched pans or dirty dishes left in the sink, just a teenager that can feed himself!
Alien Neon LED Sign- Battery or USB Powered
Do you want to get your teenage son, brother, cousin, or friend a gift that’s a little bit extra? Extra-terrestrial, we mean. This fun neon light will make their room or hangout spot out-of-this-world cool and at a fraction of the price of traditional neon signs since they’re made with affordable LED lights instead of glass tubes and chemicals. Essentially, it’s an inexpensive and potentially safer alternative to those expensive signs that you probably wouldn’t have considered buying for a teen. But, now that there’s a cheaper and cooler option, why not gas up his room with a cool alien sign?
The Super Easy Teen Cookbook: 75 Simple Step-by-Step Recipes
If your teen is interested in helping out in the kitchen, you might want to count yourself lucky and then do everything you can to foster that interest. This cookbook could be an easy entry point for your teenage boy who keeps watching food videos on TikTok and wants to try to make some of those tasty creations he sees. You have to walk before you can run, and you have to be able to make regular tacos before you can make a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme dupe recipe.
DIY Root Beer Science Kit
Granted, your teenage son, grandson, or friend is still too young to head to a bar and kick back with a nice cold beer, but he’s not too young to enjoy a refreshing root beer! This DIY kit has everything your budding brewmaster or young teen needs to create a batch of delicious and refreshing root beer while getting a taste for science along the way. Before you know it, you might be saying cheers with real beers, but until then, it’s fun to enjoy your teen’s youthful years!
Mini Basketball Hoop Trash Can Attachment
One man’s trash is another person’s opportunity to get them a fun trash can attachment. Maybe you thought after elementary school you wouldn’t have to entice your child to clean up with the promise of making it “fun.” But here you are, with a high school-aged teenager and a surprising amount of litter where it doesn’t belong. Once again, we’re back to making clean up fun with this basketball hoop trashcan attachment that can clip onto any open trash can or basket.
GoPro HERO9 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Front LCD and Touch Rear Screens
Odds are, your teen boy might go on some adventurous outings that just aren’t quite your speed. If you want to see all the shenanigans he gets into while racing dirt bikes, jet skiing, or taking your family dog for a walk, this GoPro Hero 9 is our top pick for action cameras. But seriously, how cute would it be to attach this camera to your family dog at the dog park or on a fun day at the beach? Hopefully, your teen agrees too! Otherwise, you just might have to get another GoPro for yourself, wink wink.