The mind of a teen boy is rarely thought to be a mystery, yet when the time comes to pick out the best gifts for teen boys, it can seem all but impossible. Unless you sit beside your growing young man in every class and obsessively follow every online profile he creates, it can be difficult to know, much less appeal to, the shifting trends and short-lived fads that define his existence. Still, with a little sleuthing and this handy guide at your disposal, you can get your growing teenage boy a gift sure to knock his well-worn socks clean off.
Cool Gifts for Teen Boys
The Original Inflatable Air Lounger
Hanging out with friends is a staple of teenage life, and your young man Scythe chances to do so in total comfort. The inflatable Fatboy lounger is the seat that goes wherever a teen boy dreams. Rip-stop nylon is prepared to face dirt, sand, or water, making the inflatable lounger a suitable gift for the most adventurous of souls, and at only 2.6-pounds, traveling with the Fatboy in tow won’t slow your teen down in the slightest. Lightweight for convenience and strong enough to support up to 440-pounds, this cozy lounger is essential for the teen that desires freedom, adventure, and most of all, naptime.
Nike Mens Air Jordan 1 Shoe
With a brand like Nike, you know that your teen boy is in for a truly quality gift. Nike’s Air Jordan lives up to the iconic brand’s reputation, offering your young man the comfortable fit and unmistakable style that he wants. Designed with a high-quality leather exterior in vibrant shades and textile-lined foam insoles that pad every step, they are quality shoes that are built to last. The only problem: how’s your teen ever supposed to settle on just one style of this smart, stylish streetwear certified by Nike itself?
Apple iPod Touch
For many teenage boys, music is more than just a sound – it’s an outlet for self-expression, where they can lose themselves in the poetic lyrics and melodic tunes that resonate with the feelings they can’t quite share. With the gift of an iPod Touch, you can ensure that your teen boy is never far from his favorite playlists, games, or go-to apps. Storing up to 256-GB of data within a colorful device, this latest model provides high performance for audio, video, web browsing, and more, keeping your teenage boy connected with his family, friends, and most importantly, his music.
Punching Bag Laundry Basket
Laundry is no teen boys’ favorite chore, but what if tidying up could serve as an outlet for his frustrations? Designed in the image of a classic punching bag, your young man will be motivated to get his used clothes to the hamper so that he can put up his dukes. Boasting a massive 67-liter capacity, the Suck UK laundry hamper is ideal for heavy-duty laundry loads; And, with a drawstring top and sturdy, no-tear handles, taking the hamper out once laundry day arrives is a fight that your teen is sure to win.
Nyko PixelQuest Arcade Kit
Back in the day, an afternoon in the arcade was the ultimate thrill for a teenage boy. Nowadays, your young man might not be able to recapture the full arcade experience, but with a Nintendo Switch and this awesome gift, he can get pretty darn close. The Nyko arcade cabinet is a DIY arcade machine kit that comes with the cardboard, stickers, and joysticks your teen boy needs to recreate an arcade machine in his own bedroom. Simple cardboard construction not only ensures that the kit is affordable, but also offers the freedom for a particularly creative teen to customize their machine as they desire.
LEGO Technic Racing Yacht
A colorful relic of history, this LEGO gift is all the more elusive now that it’s been discontinued. It’s not too late for your teenage boy to get a LEGO yacht of his own, though, and with such an intricate design and colorful appearance, what’s not to love about this sea-worthy structure? With 330 LEGO blocks, teen boys will be able to recreate the hull, rudder, and even the steering system of a real yacht for an afternoon of exciting entertainment. Once built, the stunning yacht stands nearly a foot in height, making this gift impossible for any friend or family member to ignore.
Pongo Table Tennis Set
Traditional ping pong tables take up space and can cost a decent amount, but your teen boy doesn’t need a full-sized gift to have a good time with his friends. The Umbra table tennis set recreates the fun of ping pong at any standard table, allowing competitive fun just about anywhere. With a free-standing net that expands up to 72-inches, two paddles, and two balls included in this portable ping pong set, any flat surface will suffice as a make-shift table tennis set-up. With every piece of the portable table set collapsing, travel is easy, convenient, and perfectly suited to the teenage boy with places to be.
A Day in Code
Teach your teen boy a new skill that has the potential to reshape his future! Programming is a vital skill in the digital age, and by learning the basics of C programming, your young man might just discover a new favorite hobby – or maybe even a career. A Day in Code is a book that makes coding approachable to beginners, incorporating colorful illustrations and a simple story to bring the lessons to life in an original format. Programming can unlock a world of opportunity to your teenage boy, making this coding book the perfect gift for those beginning to look to the future with apprehension.
Segway Ninebot GoKart Drift Kit
Does your teen want the fun of GoKarting on and off the track? The Ninebot GoKart is the gift for him! When combined with a Segway miniPRO or a Ninebot S, the Ninebot GoKart becomes a fully functioning GoKart with precise steering and speeds up to 10-miles per hour. Teen boys under 6’5″ and 220-pounds can take to the roads from a brand new perspective, turning the world into their own custom GoKart course for an afternoon of outdoor adventure. The teenage boy who chases thrills is sure to be impressed by the power and precision of the racing car when they get behind the wheel, earning this Ninebot gift a solid ten out of ten.
DJI Osmo Action
If a teen boy pulls off an epic stunt and nobody was there to see it, is he really a legend at all? Luckily, your teenager never needs to find out – with the gift of a DJI camera, he can capture every incredible moment for the world to see. A 4K camera that functions in cold, rain, or even underwater, the DJI action camera can withstand every trip your teen takes and deliver steady, 1080-pixel footage in as much as 8-times slow motion. Never take to the road without an audience again; Thanks to this cool gadget, your teenager can prove his greatness to anyone that dares to challenge his legacy.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
For work or for play, a tablet is essential for getting the most out of the modern world. With popular apps like Zoom and Outlook, the Fire HD 10 puts the digital landscape at your teen boy’s fingertips. Gift your young man a Fire experience that outperforms his phone in speed, storage, and image quality, with or without a case and charger depending on his own preference. The Fire HD 10 is just over 10-inches in size, but with those 10-inches, your teenage boy has the tools he needs to change the world (or, more likely, binge Netflix alone in a dark room).
Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series
Teenage is a time of much change for boys and it can get fairly overwhelming dealing with it all. Want to make one aspect of a kid’s transition into his teens smoother? Give him this quality Philips Norelco. With him just learning to groom himself and trim his facial and other hair, this machine with its safety feature and simple operation will serve as the perfect beginning. Cool enough to impress him with the aesthetics, this machine will prove to be a faithful and helpful companion to your young friend – one he can depend on at a time when so much is changing.
Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB PC Smart Case
Got a teen boy in your circle or family who takes his gaming seriously or has a show-worthy PC? Get him the Corsair PC case and he will love you! With its stylish look, it will showcase a PC in all its glory while managing the cables efficiently enough to keep a messy look at bay. What’s more, with Corsair as his case, the young man can truly succeed in creating some impressive gaming or tech-zone vibes. This awesome case will provide ample protection and cooling while delivering an aesthetically impressive look. He will find himself becoming the talk of the town among friends – and it will be for a good reason.
JBL Tune 225TWS Wireless Earbud
Want to give a gift to a youngster that is bound to be a hit with him? JBL is just the thing. Wireless and easy-to-fit, these headphones will make for a perfectly smooth experience for the youngster to enjoy his music, lectures, and conversations while on the move. Not having to deal with messy wires or headphones falling out every other minute will make the experience that much better for him. What’s more, with an extended battery life of 25 hours, these earbuds will last your young friend a long time and he won’t constantly have to bother with charging them…a much-appreciated feature in the life of a teenager.
Divoom Sling Bag
Got a teen who loves to have day-long adventures and outings? Does he like to travel light and unbothered? Get him this awesome one-of-a-kind sling bag. Compact, easy to carry, and waterproof, this bag is the perfect companion for all kinds of outdoor adventures. And if your young friend loves to stand out in a crowd, then the bright and catchy LED pixel display will be like music to his soul. With a colorful display of his choice, he will get all the attention in a crowd wherever he may be…his friends will spot him no matter where and he will enjoy the functionality and aesthetics of the Divoom like nothing else.
Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer
A balance board is an awesome gift for just about any teenage boy. It is a unique piece of equipment that offers fun, exercise, and the development of key skills such as balancing and improved coordination. So whether it is a teenager who needs to develop his balance, wants to add to his workout regime, or needs to find constructive entertainment, they are all bound to be mightily impressed with the cool, rugged-looking board. And if the youngster has been reluctant to workout simply because of how boring it feels, then this toy can introduce him to the world of exercise where there is a lot of fun too!
Apple Watch Series 6
If you want to impress a picky teen boy, then you simply cannot go wrong with an Apple product. Apple has long been seen as a cool dude’s brand…and so any teen would be proud to own just about any Apple product. But this watch is a particularly youth-friendly product. Designed to look cool on the wrist and offering plenty of additional information with regards to the health and fitness of the wearer, this smartwatch will impress a boy with the pickiest of tastes. It might be just the thing to get him into leading a healthier, fitter lifestyle…and he will thank you for it.
Freenove Big Hexapod Robot Kit
Got a kid who loves coding and robotics? Want to give him something that can help him build his skills and enjoy the results? Get him the Freenove! It is the kind of cool, educational gift that a teenager and his parents will love. How rare is that? With the Freenove, your young man will have hours of challenging fun as he assembles the robot and does the coding. And once he is done, he will have wireless control of the device via compatible devices…and this means that the fun doesn’t end with making the robot…it only gets better! And the youngster will love you for all of it!
Portable Phone Projector
The biggest problem with spending too much time on the phone is squinting for long hours at a small screen or trying to look at details on such a small screen. Teen boys today spend so much time glued to their smartphone screens that it is natural for parents to start worrying about their vision and health. You can make things better for a friend and their kid with this screen projector.
This will allow your young friend to see projections up to 8x magnified the size on their phone, and will allow for them to enjoy a bigger picture, which they can now share with friends and siblings…and the fact that they won’t be squinting at their phone screen will help their parents feel better about their screen time.
Pop-A-Shot Official Home Basketball
Got a teen boy who fancies himself a bit of a basketball player? Or maybe he just enjoys sports of any kind? Give him this Pop-A-Shot and it will delight him no end. With 16 different game options, the youngster will have hours of fun available right at home…and it can prove to be the thing that helps him bond and connect with his other family members. His parents will love you even more for it. What’s more, you can give this cool toy to a teenager who spends too much-playing video games…this might just be the thing to lure him away from the couch towards a healthier lifestyle.
Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Kit
Challenges them, keeps them busy for hours, and fills them with excitement over all the possibilities, the Traxxas is tailor-made for you. While it might be fun and interesting for just about any teenage boy, the Traxxas kit will be particularly appreciated by those who love cars, assembly kits, and the like. This quality kit comes with clear instructions, which means that while the project might be challenging, it will not be frustratingly so. You will make his day, his week, and likely his whole year with this awesome kit.
3-Light Astronaut Ceiling Light
When a teenage kid is setting up or remodeling his room, you don’t want to play it safe and give him something bland and generic. No! Remember that being a teenager is a time of self-discovery and self-expression, and this is when kids want to stand out! So go big and go stylish. This is exactly what these ceiling lights are.
They won’t just illuminate the room just right..but they will demand the attention of every visitor and impress one and all. And if your young friend is into space travel then the hanging astronauts will win him over in a heartbeat. So pick this ceiling light, and you will be remembered as the one who went big, bold, and beautiful.
Whether it is for school, recreation, or general knowledge purposes, teen boys need their electronic devices…but you need to remember that they are teens, which means whatever electronic device they have, it will see a lot of accidents, spills, and rough, prolonged use. This is why the Chromebook is the perfect laptop to give them. It is designed with boys in mind, which is why it is built to survive falls and spills, is low-maintenance, and has impressive battery life. Get this for a boy and you will make both him and his parents, utterly, forever grateful to you.
LI-NING Men Wade All Day Series
Get the LI-NING shoes for the kid and become his favorite person. Teenage boys need quality footwear…and with the type of activities and sports most kids are involved in as teens, we know the shoes need to be durable, breathable, and with superior traction. LI-NING is all these things and more! And it is all of this that make LI-NING shoes such an awesome gift for a teenager- especially if he is a sporty, outdoors type. Watch his face light up with glee at the comfort, grip, and aesthetics the shoes offer to him every day of the week.
Catalonia Oversized Hoodie Sweatshirt
How many parents complain about how their kid seems to go into hibernation in the cold months? Well, you can make their life easier…by giving his/her son this premium quality hoodie blanket. Designed to be hassle-free, this sweatshirt will offer much-needed warmth to your friend’s son. With this hoodie keeping the kid warm, he will be able to move around the house, help out his mother more, and keep a closer eye on his siblings. Get moving and get this for the winter-hating, perpetually cold kid. He and his family will be changed beings!
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid
While the R2-D2 will make for an impressive gift to just about any teen, it will be particularly appealing to those into robots or Star Wars. And if there is a kid who is into both, then you have hit gold with this gift idea! The Droid is an amazing machine that can provide entertainment, comedy, and support for those who need it. Its wide-ranging functions make it a toy not easily forgotten or gotten over. The R2-D2 will be a hit with children and parents alike. In fact, hanging out with the Droid might prove to be just the thing to help the family spend time together.
MYNT3D Super 3D Pen
Your artistic teen might think they’ve created masterpieces that jump off the page, but they haven’t yet experienced the thrill of 3-D creation for real. The MYNT3D Pen allows a teen boy to draw in all 3 dimensions, resulting in incredible structures with volume and depth. With this DIY gift, your teen will receive 3 colors of “ink” for them to try out along with the pen that started it all. So, what will your teen create for his first 3-D masterpiece, and how will it end up pranking his younger siblings? There’s only one way to find out!
Paintball is fun for an hour or two – then comes the clean-up, which all too often ends up more time-consuming than the initial game in the first place. For the teen (or the parent) fed up with the clean-up, the Gel Blaster is an ingenious upgrade to the paintball gun. Firing water-filled pellets that don’t stain clothes or harm the environment, the gift of a toy blaster allows teenage boys to live the fun of an epic paintball battle without any need for clean-up afterward. But while this toy might be a replacement, don’t be fooled: firing pellets up to 100-feet, this blaster is every bit as powerful as a paintball gun on the battlefield.
Merge AR/VR Headset
Unless your teen boy has a teacher like Ms. Frizzle, his field trips are probably altogether subdued. But, with a Merge VR headset and a compatible smartphone, your teen can experience his lessons firsthand on virtual field trips sure to blow his mind. Travel to space, foreign countries, or even the human body in stunning 360-degree videos that put your teen right in the action. Gift your young man the education of a lifetime with a pair of googles prepared to take them to the places their non-magic school bus could never.
Mini Rugged Outdoor Speaker
With the right soundtrack, every outdoor escapade with friends becomes so much more exciting. Your teenage boy can now become the DJ for every hike, picnic, or a day at the beach with a Bluetooth speaker that fits in the palm of his hand. The Muzen outdoor speaker plays up to 8-hours of audio that the whole group can enjoy, and even serves as a flashlight in case of an emergency. Bring the gift of music to your teen with the speaker that fits in his pocket or clips to his backpack and guarantee him a day full of friends, memories, and iconic music from the Muzen.
iPlay Tennis Pitching Machine
As your teen boy gets older and technology gets cooler, the toughest struggle you might face is getting your young man on his feet and out of the house. The RC baseball pitching machine is the ideal gift to remind your teen boy of just how fun a game of backyard baseball or tennis can be! With his closest pals and this all-inclusive kit, your teen has everything he needs to put together his own amateur baseball league, down to the gold medals for every athlete to rock. iPlay tennis and baseball kits are lightweight and portable, allowing your young superstars to take their show on the road, and with minimal set-up required, a game can be going in a matter of minutes. This year, get your teen boy the gift that screams, “game on!”
Best HIT Chronicle 2/5 Playstation
As gaming platforms advance, it’s natural to reminisce upon the systems of our youth. For your teenage boy, it’s almost certain that his childhood days are filled with memories of playing the original Sony Playstation, the console that redefined console gaming forever. While actually reliving the old days is certain to bring back the forgotten pains of early gaming, the Best HIT Chronicle model offers the nostalgia of the Playstation without the hassle or the glitches. Complete with circuit boards, memory cards, and a 2/5 scaled-down game disc, this cool model is sure to entertain your innovative teen for several hours while impressing him with its accurate portrayal of the classic console forever etched into his memory.
SkootRider Yellow on Black
The future might not have brought us to hoverboards, but the SkootRider is more than a decent replacement. A cross between a skateboard, an ATV, and a unicycle, it promises a fun, fast riding experience with unlimited possibilities. Take to the shore, the streets, or the trails; with a water-resistant design and a wheel made for heavy-duty support, electric surfing scooter.SkootRider can take your teen anywhere and everywhere! On only a 2-hour charge, it is capable of traveling up to 16-miles per hour and as far as 15-miles, making this fun gift a valid transportation option for the teen boy with places to be. If your young man is forever on the hunt for the next adrenaline rush, this self balancing scooter is built to deliver thrills straight to his door, regardless of whatever might stand in its way.
Paper Shooters Construction Kit
Every young boy has enjoyed a water gun fight on the streets in summer or an all-out Nerf war in the backyard with friends, but now that your young boy is growing into a man, it’s time to challenge his mind as much as his body. Paper Shooters provide your teenager with the fun of a backyard battle, but first, ask him to flex his brain muscles by constructing his weapon for himself. Only by putting together 138 separate pieces will he be able to take to the battlefield and defend his home ground. With a paper ammo mold included in each Paper Shooters kit, your teen never has to fear running out of ammo, even after blasting through the 50 pellets provided with the gun itself, ensuring endless backyard fun for years to come.
Dragons in Origami
While young boys don’t always have the chance to flex their creative side as much as they might like, you can inspire your teen to get a bit crafty with your gift. Dragons Origami takes the traditional art of paper folding and makes it fun and inviting to teenage boys of any skill level. Featuring 27 unique models of fantastic, fictional beasts, there is sure to be several that appeal to your young man. Each model comes from master John Montroll himself and includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions that make each build a breeze. Give your teen the chance to try out a quiet, reflective pursuit when you give him his next major gift and watch him discover his next favorite hobby.
Redneck Roadkill RC Pickup Truck
With the growing popularity of video games, RC devices, in general, have become less common toys for kids and teens. Redneck Roadkill is the perfect gift to give your teenage boy’s eyes a break from the screens – without giving up his passion for chaos and mayhem. The 1/24th scale redneck pickup truck is an immaculate testament to the Appalachian backroads, boasting incredible details to keep your teen laughing as he plows through destructible skunks, armadillos, and squirrels. 10 included decals/bumper stickers provide a touch of customization to this ingenious RC creation, but what will keep your young man coming back to this hilarious toy is the sheer satisfaction of crashing this lifelike pick-up through roadkill and unfortunate parent pedestrians alike. Just be sure to pick up 2 AA batteries and 4 AAA batteries for the remote!
4M Electric Plane Launcher
The paper plane is a timeless symbol of childhood, but your teenage boy is more than ready for this kid’s classic to grow up as well. The 4M paper airplane launcher utilizes its electric motor to propel the basic airplane to unbelievable unfounded distances, making rediscovering the paper airplane an exciting, unpredictable thrill for your teenage boy. Though simple in concept, this gift will keep your young man and friends occupied for ages as they test different models and trajectories to create the ultimate paper plane of them all. For a bit of ingenuity and competitive fun, the 4M paper airplane launcher is a simple can’t-miss gift for your curious teen boys.
POWERUP 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplanes
This is NOT your grandfather’s looseleaf airplane toy. The PowerUp Paper Airplane is an awesome gift for any teenage boy looking for the thrill of aerial flight! Its smart Bluetooth connectivity will put him in the cockpit, allowing his phone to be the pilot’s controls. Using the PowerUp App, this gift can even spark his interest in one or more of the STEAM subjects. Plus, he won’t even have to worry about crashing this paper airplane. PowerUp’s award-winning gadget not only comes with spare parts; its sleek, sturdy components are designed to be crash-proof. So, he can barnstorm this baby anywhere at all with no stress. And when it’s time to land, his PowerUp plane will sit in its very own case, making a nifty desk display.
Gigantic 6′ Foot Tall Soccer Ball
Perfect for your active teenage boy, the BigMouth gigantic soccer ball will have him begging to have his friends over every day. Constructed from strong, 33mm black and white vinyl, this soccer ball can take even the toughest kicks and crashes. So, he and his friends can punt it in the park or pelt it in the pool. And hey, if his gigantic soccer ball does get popped, it won’t be for long. The ball comes with a patch kit, so the fun will never end. Oh, and did we mention that it’s 6 feet in diameter when fully inflated? This gift is sure to be the talk of the town, making your teenage boy the most popular kid at school.
Piper Computer Kit
Calling all techy teen boys! The Piper computer kit is unlike any other in its class. It reimagines the idea of creation. Inspired and endorsed by inventors like Steve Wozniak, this cool diy gift will put the technology our world runs on in the palm of his hand. Your boy will be able to build a strong, wood computer with a stunning LCD screen. He’ll learn to write code for Minecraft challenges. And, it will all run on a powerful lithium battery. Not only is this a fun gift; it could change the course of his life, creating in your teenager a passion for the STEAM subjects. So just 01100011 01101100 01101001 01100011 01101011 (click in binary code) right here!
Cubroid Coding Block
Perfect for a budding coder, the Cubroid coding block kit will redefine your teen’s concept of invention. Specifically created to work with any coding blocks, this kit won’t inhibit the creativity that lives inside each child. Not only does it open the door for creativity; the unique science gift strengthens knowledge of STEAM subject, reasoning skills, and problem-solving. This gift will allow your teenage boy to invent whatever his mind could imagine, from moving cars to talking robots and everything in between. And with 111 premium, high-quality pieces, he’s sure to never stop creating.
Banana Phone Bluetooth Handset
Whether you’re shopping for a teenage practical joker or a boy who loves technology with a sense of humor, look no further than the banana phone. Made from 100% recycled materials, the Bluetooth banana cell phone provides calmingly clear sound in an ergonomic, wireless handset. Plus, it doesn’t just let you call your friends and family from a lightweight, battery-powered banana, but also helps Gearing Up 4 Gorillas, a gorilla wildlife fund, save our furry primate cousins. So, don’t peel out before checking out the Banana Phone!
Circuit Scribe Basic Kit
Designed with inventors in mind, the CircuitWriter conductive pen does exactly that: it uses ink made with real, high-quality silver to create and fix circuit traces (conductive pathways). Plus, it can spark an interest in anyone thinking about a career in one of the STEAM subjects. But, whether or not your teenage boy dabbles in-circuit science, the circuit writer will make an epic gift. The lightweight, RoHS compliant pen can even be used to fix the charging port of his smartphone, TV remote, or computer keyboard. Conduct your interest in the conductive ink pen!
Classic Match Foosball for iPad
Experience foosball like never before with the new potato smart foosball table. Bluetooth compatible with your favorite new iPad devices (iPad 3,4, and Air), this fully functional, battery operated table will bring the game to life. All your teenage boy has got to do is place his iPad into the table, open the free app, and start scoring some goals. Coated in smooth plastic, the handles on the iPad foosball table will stand up to the wear and tear of teenage rivalry. It even comes with sturdy legs and colorful scorekeepers on either side to simulate the feel of a real foosball game without the hassle of buying a huge, immobile table. Now digitize the field and score yourself an awesome gift!
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition
Let him be part of the high-speed, cinematic Fast & Furious action with this high-tech, Anki overdrive car set. Equipped with two sleek, Fast & Furious-modeled supercars, 8 sturdy, customizable tracks, and a tire cleaner, this Anki Overdrive set is sure to make any teenage boy feel immersed in the Fast & Furious world. Plus, he can grab himself a few expansion packs for even more racing fun. He’ll also be able to control these bad boys with his iOS or Android smart device. No need to deal with those flimsy hand controllers anymore. Drive your cursor right here to see the Anki high-tech cars before you’re left in the dust.
1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Spark your teenage boy’s interest in the games you used to play as a kid with the New York puzzle company’s video game jigsaw puzzle. This 1,000 piece puzzle is made in the USA, so you know it’ll be high quality. Plus, it’s crafted from 100% recycled cardboard, giving you peace of mind that it’s helping the environment. Not only will this puzzle become a bonding experience for any gamers; it’ll also help boost his pattern-recognition skills, aiding in cognitive health and ability. And once it’s done, the sturdy, finished pieces can either be taken apart for future fun or glued together for a lasting piece of art for his room.