44 Surefire Gifts for 15-Year-Old Boys They’ll Actually Appreciate
Giving gifts to teenage boys can be quite tricky as their interests change as swift as the wind. The truth is their friends know more about them compared to their parents. So what gifts for 15-year-old boys can you give that will fit their taste? A little observation can go a long way, or you can either go with what is in trend or customize it based on their interests.
You don’t need to be an expert in rocket science to decipher what their interests are. Usually observing them and asking them directly is the best way to uncover their interests. Another hint is to take note of what they talk about the most. If you are still confused about which gifts to buy, check out the list below.
Gifts for 15-Year-Old Boys
Wacom Drawing Tablet with Screen
Digital arts is the newest way to create art. Even without any proper training, teens, nowadays, can create masterpieces using their computer/laptop and drawing tablet. Wacom is one of the best tablets to ever exist. No more expensive tools. No more stacks of paper, pencils, colored paints, and brushes are needed. Everything is digitalized and available online.
Encourage the younger generation to express themselves through digital arts. Fifteen-year-old boys often spend a huge amount of their day online. Give them something that they can be productive with and where they can showcase their artistry. Check out their social media accounts to see what they have been sketching or painting with their Wacom tablet.
Sennheiser True Wireless Earbuds
Teenage boys are often seen with headphones on their heads. Music lovers or not, it is an effective way to shut out all the noises from their siblings, classmates, and even parents. Wired headsets can take away the joy of listening to music because of the tangled mess it creates. Sometimes, friends and classmates purposely pull the wires disrupting their mood. Sennheiser wireless earbuds aren’t just another headphone. It is the solution to the limited movement caused by wired in-ear. Boys can move freely while experiencing great sound for the next 20 hours nonstop. The earbuds come with adapter sizes to ensure that it fits perfectly in their ear and won’t fall off.
LEGO Architecture London Skyline
Lego fans are simply the luckiest as there is a game suited for each age range. No more huge bricks and cars for these boys, get them more challenges with the Lego architecture of London’s skyline. This is the perfect age where they discover and gain a deeper appreciation of architectural designs all over the world. And create Lego masterpieces that can be considered collectibles in the long run.
The famous landmarks are designed to the smallest detail. Building the entire structure can take time. So this is the best time where their family members and friends can pitch in which makes up for a great bonding session. Once completed, he can include the latest structure to his other Lego toys on the shelf.
All-new Echo Show 8
As young as 15-years-old, boys already have that fear of missing out (FOMO). The fear of missing out on videos, games, and the latest music out there. Then there’s missing out on news about friends and family members. Give them the power in just a few flicks from their fingers with Echo Show.
It is an HD display paired with Alexa. It is more than a monitor but a smart device that lets these boys communicate with followers. If they already have a Youtube, IG, or Twitch account where they occasionally post videos. Echo Show ensures they stay within the frame automatically. Watch and stream movies and shows via Netflix, Prime Video, Spotify, or Apple music.
Polaroid Mickey's 90Th Anniversary Limited Edition
You can see if a boy has good eyes for photography on their social media posts. Encourage him to discover and develop his skills in photography with a Polaroid camera. Having an actual print-out of a great picture they took will give them a sense of pride and accomplishment. They can either list it on their wall or give the photos away.
Thanks to Polaroid, he can take up to 600 photos and print them instantly. No pressure too as the camera came with a fun design of Mickey Mouse. Fifteen-year-old boys will think they are only playing around and not expected to deliver great photos. It will be fun to see people get amazed when he hands out photos that look like a pro took them.
ELECROW Crowpi Raspberry Pi 4
Do you see a potential genius in the making lurking in your house? If yes. As early as fifteen years old, fuel up this boy’s passion and become the next Bill Gates or Einstein the world will come to know. The Raspberry Pi is one of the best birthday gifts that you can give. Techie teens have a long way to go. And it is always good to start them young to learn the ins and outs of programming as much as they can. The starter kit will let him create multiple projects such as night-activated lights and a weather station. It will turn any fifteen-year-old boy from zero to hero in no time.
The Great American USA Waffle Maker
Non-breakfast eaters will not refuse the patriotic spirit in their waffles. Let the next MasterChef junior whip up these delectable waffles using the 3D American waffle maker. Not a lot of boys will spend time in the kitchen. Thus, they are a rare breed that must be discovered and treasured. Bring in the American spirit early morning, so everyone will be up on their feet in no time. It will put a smile on Uncle Sam. Experiment with colorful waffle mixes to highlight the colors of the American flag. This young teen will be firing up his creative juices and level up his cooking skills with a breakfast Uncle Sam will be proud of.
SKATEBOLT Tornado II Electric Skateboard
Adventurous is an understatement to describe the thirst and excitement boys at the age of 15 feel when they are given new teenage toys to play with. Bicycles with training wheels are already parked in the garage, the Skatebolt electric Longboard is the most suitable gift for them. Parents don’t need to worry because the electric skateboard, at its peak mode, will run up to 26 mph (with dual motors). Teenage boys can even skate in the dark as it comes with a tail light for their safety. The longboard even comes with a screen display so they would know their speed and battery capacity. Let the boys cruise outside with the winds blowing on their skin.
JBL FLIP 4
A boy’s night out or sleepover will not be complete without blasting some good music that is up to his liking. Chances are they will be sharing their own music with the rest of the gang. So give him a treat for his birthday with a JBL Bluetooth speaker. JBL can connect up to 2 smartphones wirelessly. That means these two gadgets can share songs alternately for the next 12 hours. And, if his friends have a JBL too, they can link them together to play the same song, which will make for a great party with great music.
Vans Unisex Old Skool Skate Shoe
Classic checkerboard sneakers may look old-school but will never go out of style. Get your teen guy some new kicks for Christmas. Vans The Checkerboard is the perfect pair to make him start jumping up and down on their feet. These are the all-around kicks he can use everywhere. It is sturdy enough to last till their graduation. No doubt. Vans will be his go-to sneakers for his everyday affair and for special occasions. The pair that he will share most of his eventful and memorable experience in high school. Provides the ultimate comfort for the feet that will be too busy catching up with everything.
BetterCo Milky Way Puzzle 1000 Pieces
For boys who dream of becoming astronauts or astrologists someday, BetterCo Milky Way puzzle is a good treat, especially for the holiday when everyone is gathered for a feast. It may take him time to complete the 1000 piece puzzle. But with family and friends around, this will equate to hours of fun and entertainment. A Fifteen-year-old boy is no longer a kid. So, he’d prefer to finish a 1000-piece puzzle of a realistic picture of the Galaxy over Disney or cartoon-inspired puzzles. Challenge him to see how much he has grown. Frame and hang the finished piece on the wall to inspire him towards his dream.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction
Asking a 15-year-old to read a book is close to impossible. But there is a way to get him excited. Instead of getting the usual textbook-style books, choose a topic that he is interested in. More often than not, during this age, boys tend to watch and play a lot of video games. So, his interest in weaponry is higher compared to when he was younger. Get him up to speed with his rivals who always kill him in an online battle. The book titled Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction will get him to start reading, even without being coaxed. The book is the perfect guide to show DIY weapons such as slingshots, darts, and mini bombs.
Wood Trick Monster Pickup Truck Car
Does your boy get bored with his toys when they run out of battery? If this is his story, be innovative. Don’t go looking for battery-operated or rechargeable toys. Get your hands on a wooden truck he needs to build and operate manually. The pick-up track kit made from wood is an awesome gift that comes with an interesting package. It is one of those grab-and-go gifts you don’t need to worry about wrapping them in a nice wrapper. No glue needed to build the truck. It is a collectible item that will never go out of style until he turns into an adult.
RENPHO Eye Massager
Nowadays, boys spend at least 60% of their waking life glued on electronic gadgets. The continuous exposure to electronics can result in dry eyes and eye strain. A huge percent of the teenage population tends to sleep in the wee hours of the morning because they are playing or chatting with their friends. End result – tired red eyes with dark circles and eye bags. Teach your 15-year-old son a way to take care of his eyes by using an eye massager. It has heat and Bluetooth music to provide the ultimate relaxation. Using the hearing massage, it relieves eye strain and dry eyes. This is the perfect way to cap a stressful exam week. Give the eyes the TLC it deserves.
Working Model of a 4-Cylinder Engine
Teaching how engines work, incorporating scientific facts, can be overwhelming for a boy at 15. At times, science can be boring for them. But learning how things work can be very interesting when applied to real life. Rather than watching videos or reading books, get the boys into action and integrate learning in a fun way. Get him a Smithsonian Motor-Works. Maybe not the gift he anticipated, but he will eventually be immersed in how the engine works. Not to mention that this is a great bonding time session for father and son. Once completed, be awed at real lights and sounds coming from the 4-cylinder model engine.
Yamazakura Switch pop Bubble
Don’t settle with popping bubble wraps as a pastime when you can have interactive gameplay. Offline activities don’t have to be repetitive like bubble wrap popping. Look for games that are amusing and interactive such as the Switch pop bubble. The 3-in-1 game is something they can play by themselves or with their friends. It is portable and can be played solo or with a companion. A game of wit, testing each other’s street savviness, it’s always best played with a buddy. When not in use, hang them as a keychain to their backpack and play it when life gets boring.
UGEARS Model Safe Kit
If parents have their metal safe, teens can have their wooden one. Unlike the former, this 3D wooden safe is something boys and their families can build together. Once completed, they will have a safe place to keep away from their prying siblings and parents. Made from durable plywood and birch, it gives the assurance that the safe will last for a long time. Complete the 179-piece puzzle and be mesmerized by the handcrafted design on the safe. Boys can bring in his army to finish building the entire safe. It will be the last time that they will ever get to see them safe.
Holy Stone HS270 GPS Drone
Fifteen-year-old boys are already advanced at their age. No longer do they settle for watching TV and playing arcades. Nowadays, they are into the latest tech gadgets such as drones and editing software. If your brother has already started vlogging, surprise him with a Holy Stone drone. It comes with a 5G transmission and 2.7K HD camera. It can capture beautiful images and scenes up to 1300 Ft high. Have better shots of the island or mountain from a higher altitude. It is the best camera to use for fast-paced sports such as surfing, racing, and the like to capture every movement. When he uploads them on social media, people might think a pro took them.
Sushi Making Kit
No one will appreciate kitchen tools as teenage boys who are MasterChef juniors in the making. If he has started to dip his toes in Asian cuisine, sushi making is one of the skills he would need to learn. Get him started with a sushi maker. Volunteer as a critique to sample his works for your sushi nights. Even if none in the family can whip up a Japanese recipe, he can learn the art of sushi through the e-book that came with the kit. Plus, he will have all the necessary tools needed to start his sushi-making 101. The tools are made from premium bamboo from the chopsticks to the rolling mats. And it also comes with a rice spreader and paddle to make sushi-making easier.
Chrome Industries Kadet Sling Messenger Bag
As kids grow older, they want to have more freedom in their movement. A backpack can be tiresome to carry for them. Instead of the usual body bag or knapsack. Surprise him with a Chrome messenger bag for his birthday. The belt bag, equipped with a quick-release buckle, is both functional and stylish. Ditch the bulky and old knapsack and revert him to a functional everyday bag. Once he wears it, he can forget about it and still keep his belongings safe. The slings are adjustable so he can either put them around his body or his belt. It is the perfect carry bag for everyday use and even for traveling and attending festivals.
Cool LED Hat
Put a twist on their usual baseball cap, and turn it into one with bling bling at night. With an application controlling the detachable LED screen on the cap, the LED cap is fully customizable. It will make it easier to pinpoint him in a crowd. If he wants to remain anonymous, he can turn off the power. And power it up again when he wants people to notice him. In addition, the detachable screen can be transferred to other items.
The Ultimate Bathroom Reader
Books may be daunting at first. But, with the right topic and right venue, it will surpass all expectations. For the holiday, hand him out the “The Ultimate Bathroom Reader.” Funny and fascinating, this is the best way to pique his curiosity and capture his interest. The right venue means the book is placed in the bathroom. For sure, you’ll be hearing this 15-year-old dude laughing his heart out while on his throne. And he’ll come out wittier and smarter than ever. No one will ever know what happens behind the closed door of the bathroom.
Epic Nalgene OG
Teen boys are active and tend to sweat a lot. Staying hydrated is important for them to stay in tip-top shape until they grow up. Teens who love to play active sports and go on outdoor adventures must have a water bottle with them all the time. But, potable drinking water is not available all the time. Sometimes, they end up buying water bottles to quench their thirst.
Teach these boys the right way to care about their health and the environment. Slip a filtered water bottle as their Christmas stocking stuffer. The bottle comes with a built-in filtration system that makes water pure and safe to drink. This means they can drink water from the faucet safely. When done, refill it again for continuous. No more expensive water bottle that ends up being tossed back to nature as garbage.
Archery is a sport that a lot of teens are interested in nowadays. Whether they want to be the next Robin Hood or Brady Ellison, it is possible as long as they take the first step. The first step is to practice archery. Support a boy’s dream with an AccuBow. The AccuBow is a strength and training system used for archery. Learn archery through the use of this teaching aid, which is easy to use and collapsible. This is the perfect training aid to flex those muscles and be accurate with their shots.
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator
Do you know that there is another calculator that exists other than the scientific and huge button calculators? For sure, more than half of the parents out there don’t even know about a graphing calculator. It is an amazing calculator that has functions far beyond the typical calculator everyone is used to. The graphing calculator is rechargeable via USB, unlike its old buddies which are either solar or battery charge. Other than this, it has superior functions that can be used for various branches of math and science, the subjects most teens despise. And so they will be shocked that they can use it for algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, and even biology. The best thing? They can download apps to enjoy all the features.
Gear up your boy with a gadget most teens would like. The Virtual Reality headset takes gaming, watching movies, and, now, even ebooks to a whole new level. He will be completely immersed in the 3D images of his favorite movies and games. It comes with an adjustable head strap to ensure the 3D goggles stay in place comfortably. Also, it is equipped with a soft nose piece and eyesight protection system to protect the eyes and nose. Get your camera ready for loads of laughter watching him wearing his VR headset, acting goofy.
Phone Card Holder
One thing every boy hates to do is bringing huge bags or wallets. They are a nuisance for him, especially for those with “magic hands.” Teenage boys with “magic hands” tend to break things easily or lose their own belongings. If you are tired of reminding him, then get him a cardholder as a Christmas present. The phone grip wallets have sticky gel pads that are washable and reusable. It can stick to any plastic case of smartphones and tablets. No more cases of broken cell phones because it provides better grip even with the use of one hand. No more bulky purses as they can hold a credit card, ID, and metro cards securely in place. As long as they have their phones with them, everything is safe.
My Arcade Street Fighter
Do you often fight with your brother over who gets to watch and play on the huge TV screen? End the fight over the TV. And let him fight through the My Arcade game instead. My Arcade features the classic game Street Fighter II with artwork inspired by the same game. It’s not a decoration but a playable game complete with a joystick and buttons. He can even do multiplayer by using the CO/VS link to connect with another micro player. Bring the arcade experience home or wherever they want to go. Lightweight and battery or micro-USB powered, he can challenge anyone on the street for a game of Street Fighter II.
Mr.Go 8-inch LED Egg Light
Fifteen-year-old boys will always be boys. They hate hand-me-downs items such as classic lamps from their older siblings or cute nightlights they got as a child. Add some fun and unique mood lamps to brighten their room. Mr. Go LED egg light is a color-changing night light. Remote controlled, you can choose the light to match his mood. It is dimmable and even has a rhythmic pattern for that funky disco feel. The lamp can be used for up to 12 hours. When the battery is empty, simply charge for up to 2 hours. Convenient and easy to use, he can even bring it for sleepovers or campings.
Get your future astronaut’s heart racing with these cool desk planets. Fifteen-year-old boys, who are interested in astronomy, will be jumping to the moon and back with these unique desk accessories that they can keep for life. They are specially curated for those who have an eye for the stars and planets in the sky. Each planet is made from natural gemstones organized on how the eight planets are positioned in the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. It comes in a very nice, exquisite packaging black craft box plus walnut base and color brochures.
If you are looking for a fun gift for a young scientist-in-the-making, the book ‘Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions’ is a good option. Now, your curious nephew won’t bother you with all the trivial questions. No need to look for answers or shoo them off anymore. They will have the answers they are looking for and more in one book.
The huge fan of Randall Munroe (xkcd.com) will now have all the answers firsthand. The book has anything and everything under the sun. Instead of straightforward answers, he will be amused at the stick-figure drawings of various subjects. Combining humor and declassified information, it is an interesting book that will keep him immersed for weeks. Be ready to hear a tirade of the strange trivia he got from the book.
Pop Under Pressure
Teens would often stay in their room or be with their friends. One way to get them to engage with the family is through games everyone will like. Make him the game master for the next family dinner or parties with the Pop Under Pressure. Blast off the roof with everyone’s laughter as he joins in the race to get the most answer. Watch as he brings out their competitive side and beats everyone else in the circle. The game is rather simple too with the spinner, balloon timer, clip, 20 category cards, plus 100 balloons to pop up.
LEGO Adidas Originals Superstar
Getting gifts for 15-year-old boys who have everything can be challenging. Especially if their interest includes collecting various sneakers. Their room is now piled with sneakers of all types, from the latest to the rarest that you can find. Worry no more because there’s a fun way to give them a unique surprise for their birthday without breaking you back looking for a pair they don’t have.
The LEGO ADIDAS is a building kit made especially for Lego and Adidas fans. They will not be able to resist this special model that they can build and display. Watch their reaction as they open the iconic box only to find LEGO pieces in there. Get him to make his hands work to see the shoe he likes.
4M Kidzlabs Robotic Hand Kit
Challenge the mind of the next IT or robotic master in your house. For his 15th birthday, lavish him with a 4M Kidzlab robotic hand kit. This is a DIY mechanical robot that gets this future robotic master up on his toes. Support your son’s interests in science, specifically robotics, to discover all his hidden secrets and talents. Nothing is as amazing as bringing something to life, even if it’s a robot. Your son will be thoroughly proud of himself after assembling the robotic hand and getting it to work. With a few flicks, he can make the robot do realistic gripping action. He might be recruited later on in Tony Stark’s company before you know it.
Top 100 Anime Scratch Off Poster
Are you shocked at how your teen brother starts to speak Japanese out of the blue? Chances are he has been watching too many anime. But there is also a huge possibility that he has missed other must-watch anime on his list. So, for his birthday, surprise him with an anime poster bucket list. The anime poster features 100 anime from all genres: seinen, a slice of life, horror, fantasy, supernatural, romance, comedy, and more. From the list, he will have several options to choose from. Making him busy during his non-school days. And, it adds flavor to his room with a collector’s item he will never get rid of.
The meme master is calling your attention. Heed if you can read: “If You Can Read This, Bring Me Some Bacon,” it says. Everyone in the household will be rolling in laughter after a boy opens his gift from his Secret Santa. But, he probably won’t think twice about wearing it. Because he will be flaunting his sole whenever someone barges into the living room or his bedroom, wiggling his toes so people can see. The bacon socks are a sure head-turner as anyone who sees it will stop to read. If they are going to follow, that’s up to them. But your brother will be having the day of his life flaunting his soul so everyone can see.
THE COMFY Original
Does your 15-year-old son go around the house with his blanket around his shoulders looking like Superman has risen from the grave? Maybe he is someone who prefers to be warm, especially in the cold weather. Instead of watching him dragging his blanket all over the floor, give him a Comfy wearable blanket for Christmas. The wearable blanket is the best solution for his blanket that always ends up looking like a rag. With the wearable blanket, he can toss it on his head and wear them whenever, wherever. It’s the coziest wearable that will keep him summery in the winter season.
Model 1911 Rubber Band Gun
Firing guns is a big no-no! But firing elastic is fun. Works for all ages especially for boys who just want to be entertained. Boys who love action movies or series will love wearing cowboy hats pretending to shoot with their pistol made from hard rock maple, and bullets made from rubber. Let the boys run around the yard or park shooting each other with the rubber band gun without hurting anyone. It’s also the upgraded version from the old school guns. With this gun, he can fire six rubber bands in 2 seconds. The kids with nerf guns will be shocked at the speed and accuracy of their wooden guns. Can’t say no to classic.
Perfect Pushup Elite
Working out doesn’t have any age restriction. For the teen guy who wants to be part of the varsity team, they have to start working out while they are young. For his age, give him the Pushup Elite, which is made to twist slightly to increase muscle strength. The ergonomic design of the pushup lessens the pressure on the joints and doesn’t strain the wrist and elbows. What you wanted is that they develop their muscles and not get injured. Start with simple exercises to build their strength which is important in any athletic activity. The Pushup Elite will make them part of the elite group in no time.
Garzini Magic Wallet
Every teen boy wants to look cool, not old with his wallet. Instead of the regular wallet, give him a practical, slim, and magical one that will impress even his friends. No more bulky wallets. The magic wallet is slim yet can hold up to 10 cards plus bills. It is made from the finest genuine leather which gives it a timeless classic look. Plus, he can do some tricks with his wallet using its innovative wallet system. His stocking won’t be empty anymore with the magic wallet taking up most of the space. Plus, he gets to flash his new wallet and still feel cool.
Star Wars 2-Slice Toaster
If you don’t know how you can coax him into making his own toast, then we have the solution for you, especially when he is a huge star wars fan. Thanks to the Star Wars toaster, he will be bringing out his lightsaber trying to ward off anyone who comes near his toast. Channel Yoda or Obi-Wan Kenobi in your 15-year-old boy. Let the forces awake him in the morning to the smell of fresh toast from the Star War toaster in the kitchen. With one flick, he’ll get two slices of toast flying in the galaxy to his plate in no time.
SlimQ 65W GaN Charger
Never get the excuse that his phone is an empty batt from him ever again. Grab the latest SlimQ portable charger. He won’t complain that it is bulky as its size has been reduced to 40% compared to regular power banks. It also charges 3x faster which means he can receive or make a call within 5 to 10 minutes. Also, he can charge 2 devices at a time as long as they are compatible with USB C and A chargers. Don’t leave him stuck somewhere without any form of communication. The portable charger has a 90-degree foldable plug. So, folding is effortless. He can also put it in his purse or pocket with ease and charge away anytime.
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Combo
Camera roll… For the future director or blogger, surprise him with the stabilizer and phone holder that will make his dream come to life. No more shaky videos from an amateur videographer. This is one of those special gifts for 15-year-old boys that will make other bloggers jealous. Equipped the teen boy with the sleekest and quickest to use as a stabilizer. Capture vivid and smooth videos anywhere from everyday activities to sports captured to the smallest movement. The handheld gimbal is a must-have accessory for any content creator. He will shoot like a pro in no time.
Beastie Boys Music
“Sabotage, sabotage” might be playing nonstop on the speakers of the 15-year-old boy that you know. If he reminds you of your younger years when you were his age banging to this song, then hop in. Be the best uncle you could be and give him The Beastie Boys Double Vinyl Album. Get him rolling into their rap/hip hop discography that highlights all their best works with this album. Bang with the songs as you introduce them one by one to this new fan who might have been the same age as yours a few years back. Let the great songs of the Beastie Boys live on with the new generation.