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Finding gifts for teen boys is no easy feat in the week leading up to Christmas. Teen boys have all types of interests, and many times they're often loving one thing one day and despising it the next. But don't fret, we're pilling on all the best last-minute gifts for teen boys all the way up to the 25th.
If you're looking for the coolest and freshest gifts for teen boys this holiday season, then keep scrolling. Virtually all of these gifts are still in stock (at the time of this writing, of course).
Best Gifts for Teen Boys Shortlist
Most Creative: Boxbollen Original with App, $24
Best Last-Minute Gift: Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 9 Bundle, $299
Best Stocking Stuffer: Carbon Fiber Wallet, $18
Best Splurge: HiBoy E2 Electric Scooter, $330
Best Funny Gift: Lightning Reaction Shocking Game, $32
Best Sports Gift: Passback Football, $32
Best Gaming Gift: Leather Gaming Chair, $110
Best Under $150: HyperGo Fast RC Car 42mph, $150
Best Under $100: adidas Samba OG, $100
Best Under $75: Hoto Tools Mega Flashlight, $75
Best Under $50: Lock Pick Training Kit, $40
What are the best gifts for teen boys? Savvy ones, that's for sure. They can see straight through a gift certificate. Worry not, we've assembled quite the list, chock-full of excellent gift ideas (and all teen-approved). The best gifts for teen boys (like the best gifts for men) are creative, cool, stylish, useful, and, ideally, engrossing. Lucky for you, we went and go the goods lined up below. All have you to do now is keep scrolling.
Boxbollen Original with App, Used by Celebrities, MMA
Remember those wooden paddles with a string and ball attached? Boxbollen essentially takes that concept but makes it 10x more fun by adding a fitness element to the game. The objective? Connect your jabs as many times in a row as possible and watch as the accompanying app tracks your strikes. This gift is creative as heck and costs less than $25.
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Hover-1 H1 Hoverboard Electric Scooter
Hoverboards are awesome. The trick to buying one though is making sure it has the appropriate weight limit so you can take it for a spin too. This one from Hover-1 fits the bill and also includes sweet features like a Bluetooth speaker and strobe lights on the front.
Nintendo Switch™ Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe Bundle (Full Game Download + 3 Mo. Nintendo Switch Online Membership Included)
Lock Pick Training Kit
Slow down, we're not encouraging breaking and entering. Instead, consider this more of a brain teaser that teaches teens to get out of binds when the going gets touch. And if your teen wants to be a magician, well, all the better as this kit is made for the trade.
Survival Gear and Equipment
Here's a great one for the outdoorsy teen. It's a survival bundle he can use in the backcountry, including things like a blade, flashlight, flint scraper, waterproof box and more. Even if he's not obsessed with the outdoors, it'll appeal to his DIY curiosity.
Transformers Electric GoKart
GoKarts aren't just for the amusement park, they're for home entertainment too. Better, they're safer than real cars and can educate on driving skills and safety. This one has a range of 20-some miles and can go almost 16mph.
Light Up Soccer Ball
A glow in the dark soccer ball turns those all day seshes into all-nighters. If he's a fan of the game, then he'll definitely appreciate this no brainer gift.
Beats Studio Pro Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
A proper pair of over-ear headphones will be a game changer in his everyday routine. The latest Studio Pros will get him in the zone during homework sessions.
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PRO-SPIN Ping Pong Paddles 2-Player Set, Retractable Net, & White Ping Pong Balls (60) Bundle | High-Performance Set with Premium Table Tennis Rackets | 3-Star Ping Pong Balls | Compact Storage Case
Indoor Basketball Hoop
Lesser weather may be coming but that doesn't mean the sporty fun has to come to an end. Bring hoops indoors with this electric over-the-door kit. It comes with balls and a pump and there's a scoreboard that'll keep track of all those buckets.
X2 Pro-Xbox Mobile Game Controller
No, it's not technically VR, but this controller is so amazing that it will fully immerse the user into the game. That said, it is pretty VR and a great gift for the teen gamer in your life looking to take things to the next level.
Off-Road RC Truck
Do the off-road thing safely with this RC truck. It can knock out all of those driving fantasies without actually endangering anybody. It's build for stunts, so he doesn't have to go light on the jumps or the height of the ramp.
Lightning Reaction Reloaded
Great games offers high stakes. The risk here is getting a slight shock. The reward? Triumphing over your family and friends, of course. A little like musical chairs, the quickest mind wins.
A projector with countless plusses, this machine rules. Whether he's looking for a sleep aid, stress reliever or just plain likes to get lost in the cosmos, it's a great atmosphere-setter. And it doesn't stop there, as it has a built-in speaker as well as white noise capabilities.
E58 Drone with Camera
Here's a great gift for the teen looking to dabble in the drone life. It's inexpensive and sets him up ideally to dip his toes in the water. Easy to fly and outfitted with a 4K HD camera, it'll captures some amazing footage, whether he just wants to play around outside or is an aspiring filmmaker. It's also less than $30, so no sweat if he flies this thing into a tree at full speed on accident.
Smart Basketball & App
Does he love to ball? Improve his skillset with this smart basketball, which crunches the numbers and offers breakdowns on his shooting accuracy. It'll improve his form and have him nailing jumpers.
Superdisc Flying Disc
It's tough to mess with a classic. Aerobie has excelled at flying toys for some time and this disc falls (nay, flies) right in line. It throws long and accurately, has a cushioned edge for catches and even floats in water.
Meta Quest 3
Meta Quest 3 offers the ultimate immersive experience for the teen gamer in your life. The mixed reality headset throws the user into high-fidelity alternate dimensions with incredible control. It'll turn any old room into a wondrous land of enchantment.
As Told at The Explorers Club: The Updated Edition
Know a teen who loves the outdoors? He'll love this compilation of 50 incredible adventure tales. It's the work of the famed Explorers Club and dabbles in faraway settings such as Antarctica.
Uncle Bill Snapback Hat
Camo is back and the teens know it. Here's a great hat in that mindset, with a retro trucker feel that'll have him not only blending in with his surroundings but fashion trends too.
Flannel Fleece Blanket
Here's a great blanket that can follow him around wherever he goes, wether that be a weekend camping trip or picnic at the park with pals. One side is flannel and the other is polyester, so he can pick what he's feeling up for.
A good flashlight makes for a great gift. He'll love the strength of this light-thrower, as well as the range and three different strength settings. Oh, and and it comes with five different modes, including SOS and strobe.
Revbalance Core 32 Balance Board
For the teen who likes to skateboard, snowboard, surf or wakeboard, this is a great trainer for at-home use. The balance board will keep his skills sharp even through the offseason of his favorite shredding sport.
AirTag 5-In-1 Box Cutter Multi-Tool
Smart design tends to win us over. The teen in your life will appreciate it as well once he gets his hands on this multi-tool. Designed to cradle an AirTag, it also offers a keychain loop, cutter, and bottle opener.
Sweet Move Slingshot
He may be too young to know Dennis the Menace but he can partake in the same kind of youthful mischief with this slingshot. Just remind him to aim for the target, not other people.
Multitool Pen 9-in-1 Box Cutter
Multitools are so multifaceted and useful we had to include another one. This option is a pen at heart, but also a box cutter, level, screwdriver, bottle opener, file, stylus and more.
Carbon Fiber Wallet
Teens know that the wallets of today are much more efficient than those of a generation ago. Here's a great example, made of carbon fiber so you know it's tough. With webbing at the center, it can expand to take on a dozen cards.
S2 Electric Scooter
Teens have places to go, things to see. Here's a great little commuter that requires little more than a helmet and a little balance. He can set it up with an app on his phone, travel up to 19 mph and fold it up when he's not using it.
Thumbs Up Lazy Phone Stand
It's okay to be lazy now and again, especially if you do it in style. This thumbs up phone stand does the heavy lifting for him, carrying his device as he plays some music or streams a show. The extra bit of encouragement from the hands doesn't hurt.
Drumsticks Ballpoint Pens
We love a good double feature. These drumsticks double as pens, or is it the other way around? Either way, they'll offer plenty of joy, whether he's working on the next great American novel or just wants to get the lead out with a drum solo or two.
G Zero Powder
Staying hydrated is key for all humans. Teens are unique in that they're seemingly always burning calories and energy. Replenish proper with Gatorade you can make at home. We see it as a chance to up the lighten up the powder-to-water ratio, for an electrolyte-rich, less sweet take.
Men's Sherpa Trucker Jacket
What's better than a denim jacket? A sherpa tucker version with soft, carpet-like lining. It's a timeless look and offers plenty of warmth as the days get chillier.
Re-Spin Sustainable Suitcase Vinyl Record Player
Vinyl isn't back, it just never went anywhere. Your teen will love this colorful turntable and engaging in the ritual that is getting super close with music. Whether he's into Earl Sweatshirt or a Swiftie, the connection to the tunes will only grow stronger.
CDP-S110 Compact Digital Piano Black
Speaking of music, gift them a new passion with this amazing Casio keyboard. It's an artistic hobby that doesn't involve any screen time (unless you opt for digital lessons, a nice addition). With weighted keys, plenty of effects and an app full of resources, it's the gift keeps on giving, in terms of musical expression.
Retro Snowmobile Inflatable Snow Sled
Funboy is behind some of the best inflatable recreational devices in the land. Here's a great winter toy, a blow-up sled just begging to carry your teen down a snowy hill. It can handle two riders and comes with both handles and a tow rope.
High Tide Hydrating Daily Cleanser for Men
Your boy may not yet be a man but it's not too early to start a good face care routine. We recommend this hydrating cleanser from Hims, which offers a deep clean and is the same pH level as your skin, meaning no dryness, irritation or tightness.
Men's Otis Boots
These are the most comfortable Chelsea boots we've tried in a long time. Made by the surfy folks at Reed, they're lightweight, cushion-driven and offer a great fit thanks to the proprietary sock liner. No lacing up, just put a finger through the loops and pull 'em on.
Official Composite Football
Friends aren't around to play pass? No problem. This football is made for solo practice, able to be tossed against the wall and bounce back for a catch. He can be QB and wide receiver on the same play.
Rebar Compact Multi-Tool
Teens need tools, whether they're making repairs, fine-tuning or getting out of a jam. With a Leatherman, there's little they can't manage, which means less work for you.
The newest offering from BioLite is great for the camping teen or just the guy who likes some soothing mood lighting. It's rechargeable, has a dimming function and can serve as wither a warming lamp or intoxicating colorscape.
Performance 3/4 Crew Socks
We've tried a lot of socks but few are as comfortable as these puppies. Made of alpaca fur, they're great as everyday wears and durable enough for the hiking trail. The ribbed compression upper is a great added feature.
Smart Galaxy Lamp
This spacey lamp is great for the teen boy's room, whether he's really into astronomy or just a cool light feature. The planet floats over the magnetic base and three light modes add some serious soothing tones to his room.
Sentry Solar Leather Watch
This solar leather watch powers itself and offers a classic look for the teen tired of breaking out his phone for the time. It's as stylish as it is modern and tech-y.
Seek And Explore Tie Dye Hoodie
Tie dye is here to stay (thank you, pandemic) and this hoodie embraces as much. We love to cozy feel and adventurous sentiment. It comes with the marsupial pocket, drawstrings and enough weight to handle a cold night.
Sugoi Adjustable Camp Chair
Here's a great gift for the teen who likes to camp or just park it somewhere outside and take in the scenery. It can sit upright for proper posture or recline if he feels like laying back and reading a book or catching an al fresco nap.
LomoApparat 21mm Wide-Angle Camera Chiyoda Edition
Teens love photography, it's like a tasty relic for the latest generation. This classically-minded model will produce those retro images they're fascinated by with, yep, actual film. It's a great tool for aspiring artists looking to sharpen their craft and not just point, shoot and immediately see what was captured.
Essentials Bundle Book Folio
Here's a digital gift for the teen who loves to jot down ideas or is constantly sketching. It'll get him away from his phone for a spell, inspire some organization and can turn handwritten scribbles into formal text.
Men's SeaCycled™ Striper II CVO Textile Sneaker
Even the most fashionable teen boys respect simplicity. That's where these kicks shine, in the minimalism department. We like the cotton blend upper and customary rawhide laces.
Digital Electronic Rubik’s Cube
Finally, a Rubik's Cube for the 21st Century. It's a great STEM gift that works in tandem with an app and will test his brain power over and over again.
Protect your teen's eyes in style with these great polarized glasses from Sunski. Whether he needs to take the glare out of the water or just wants a trusty pair for sunny days, he'll love 'em. We especially like the recycled plastic frames.
Marvel MLS Captain America Training Ball
Soccer and Marvel, together at last. Here's a great kick-around ball for teen boy who can't decide whether he likes Messi or Spider-Man best.
Zoom Tube Monoculars - 8 x 32
With their young eyes and eager attitudes, teens can spot just about anything. Reward such a thing with this great monocular. Who knows, maybe they'll be the first to spot a wolf on vacation or a rare species of bird. Regardless, they'll do it fashionably with this cool piece from Nocs.
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175 Piece Deluxe Art Set with 2 Drawing Pads
A proper art set can be a game changer in an artist's life. If he loves to draw or doodle, then this deluxe setup will motivate him to take those skills to the next level.
3-Pack Graphic Socks Gift Set
Teens don't just wear their personalities on their sleeves, they wear them on their feet. These vibrant socks add a little color to the ensemble, whether it's dressy pants or a casual look with slides.
Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt
If your teen is always on the move, running or playing sports, it pays to do it with every ounce of comfort available. This long-sleeve lulu shirt will last him years and give him a stylish edge when breaking a sweat.
Fresh Foam X 1080v12 Running Shoes
If your teen is always on the move, running or otherwise, it pays to do it with every ounce of comfort available. This classic pair of running shoes from New Balance appeals to the jogger and on-the-goer alike, stylish and oh so cozy on the feet.
Trends shift, fashion is always on the move, but a good pajama t-shirt is something of a constant. Trust us, your teen will love this shirt, lightweight and made from recycled materials and sporting a very never-gets-old kind of look.
Wireless Gaming Mouse
Gamers need and want the best setup at their stations. That often involves high-functioning gadgets, free from wires and other hangups. Enter the Redragon wireless gaming mouse, easy on the eyes and very responsive—perfect for that next round of Age of Wonders.
K10 Wired Gaming Keyboard
Light up their room with this cool and colorful gaming keyboard. You know they're going to play in the dark (and probably into the wee hours), so make it a little more fun with this panel. It can stand up to the heavy clicking that comes with gaming hard with your pals.
2021 Apple TV 4K with 64GB Storage (2nd Generation)
They may not watch what you're watching but they're definitely watching. Get them a proper streaming setup with a 4K Apple TV box, easy to use and incredibly compatible. The service checks all of the major boxes, from streaming apps to live sports.
Read more: Best Tech Gifts for Men
Venom Mask Case
Marvel isn't just for the big screen and Halloween outfits. It's for your phone, as this fantastic Venom iPhone case suggests. Boasting more then enough street cred, the case will be an instant upgrade to your teen's phone.
Portable Basketball System
Teens juggle more hobbies than pro acrobats, and there's a good chance hoops might be one of them. If you're tired of trucking to the local park or gym, get a proper driveway setup with this portable b-ball system. With a glass backboard and adjustable rim height, it has plenty going for it.
Read more: Best Basketball Gifts
Inside 15 Table, Inside-Professional MDF Indoor Tennis Table
Pretty much a video game come to life, table tennis is maybe the perfect all-year activity. That kind of mass appeal extends to the teen, who will appreciate the single player playback mode as well as the fact that this thing will soon become the focus of the basement or garage.
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Plus Folding Electric Bike
What's better than an e-bike? One that folds up and can be travel with ease, of course. This one does all of the above, a hybrid that can reach speeds of nearly 20 m.p.h. Just don't forget a helmet.
Swagcycle EB-7 Elite Folding Electric Bike
What's better than an e-bike? One that folds up and can be travel with ease, of course. This one does all of the above, a hybrid that can reach speeds of nearly 20 m.p.h. Just don't forget a helmet.
Wilson Cast Away Official Volleyball
Not all teens can relate to a movie that came out in 2000 but this gift will inspire a viewing of Cast Away. This unforgettable volleyball, Tom Hanks' only friend for quite a spell, makes for a great gift, even if only to inspire them to watch one of the best movies ever that's based almost fully on silence.
James Folding Bed Tray
Smart trays are not just reserved for airplanes and the bathtub. This one from Urban Outfitters is ideal for working in your most comfortable position (somewhat horizontal). It touts an elevated and adjustable computer tray along with additional desk space and even a clever drawer.
Spinning Fishing Rod and Reel
For the avid angling teen or simply the bored teen, this is a great fishing gift to cruise through the dog days of summer. The rod is durable, the reel is smooth, and it's all one needs to have some fun on a local pond or river (and maybe even land a few fish).
CATCH:2 Essentials Charging Station
Teens will be the first to tell you that the standard charger is no longer any good. And they are right, as this incredible station proves. Not only is it sleek, it's versatile and looks great in just about any location (even a dorm).
Teens are more organized than you might, think and it's all because of clever inventions like this. Putting a little order to what would normally be clutter, this deskbar straightens out a workspace perfectly.
Dryden Ballistic Nylon Backpack
When you buy Filson, you get a product for life. That sounds like old man speak, but teens will appreciate the fact that this backpack will last a lifetime, if not longer. Better, it looks cool and has tons of intelligent pockets for keeping things straight while your wander.
Trailhead - Exclusive Hikers
So any hiking shoes come across as technical and are therefor not so appealing to trend-appreciating teens. Not so with this pair from Lems, a model in terms of design and offering a great look while you're hiking ten miles or simply hoofing it across town to see some friends.
MVP Running Shorts
Get with the program, the shorts have gotten shorter again. And why shouldn't they? It's hotter than ever and here we are in the dead of summer. This athletic pair wicks like a charm, breathes beautifully, and offer a sharp fit.
Homall Gaming Chair Leather Lumbar Support
Whether your teen is a gamer or just engaged in homework now and again, a good chair is key. This chair is built for extended hours at the station, whether it's playing Fortnite or knocking out some algebra.
Titan Evo 2022 Royal Gaming Chair
Whether your teen is a gamer or just engaged in homework now and again, a good chair is key. This chair is built for extended hours at the station, whether it's playing Halo or knocking out some algebra.
Samba OG Shoes
The adidas Samba has made a come back in a big way. This trendy pair of kicks will gain you major cool points upon gifting.
Men's Dunk Mid Shoes
There are a lot of sneakers out there. But they all seem to bow to Nike's retro classics, like this pair of Dunk Mid's. While just about everything from the ankle up has changed so much over the years, we always seem to return to classic sneakers and this pair fits the bill.
Glide Triangle Light Panels
Let him create a arcade-like vibe with these triangle light panels from Govee. It's amazing what proper lighting will do not just for the room but the mood of the person residing in it.
Nitro 5 AN515-58-525P Gaming Laptop
Want the power of countless gaming consoles in one laptop? This is the way to go, a compact computer built for the gamer, and not just any gamer; one who likes to play on the bus, at the park—pretty much anywhere there's wifi. Sound like a teen you know? We thought so.
Marshall Motif II ANC
Marshall knows a thing or two about sound. After all, the brand is behind some of the best amps and acoustic features in music. So it's no wonder they make a great pair of headphones, ideal for the music-loving teen in your life.
High Timber ALX Youth/Adult Mountain Bike
Teenagers and bikes don't always mix. You need the perfect blend of performance, size, and flexibility. This bike answers the call, road ready but more than capable of handling gnarly trails and the rigors of the local skate park.
Garmin Instinct, Rugged Outdoor Watch
He might already have a fitness watch (like an Apple Watch). The Garmin Instinct is a cool rugged alternative he can use as an outdoor watch and actually beat up.
Read more: Best Fitness Gifts for Men
Forerunner 55 GPS Running Watch
If your teen loves setting personal bests, this is a great option. The fitness watch can keep pace with even the quickest of runners, challenging them with accurate numbers and all the features needed to get a great breakdown of performance.
Read more: Best Fitness Gifts for Men
Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition (PS5)
Face it, teens reference games you've never heard of. Just go with the award-winning ones, like Mortal Shell, an esteemed game that's more complex than you might think (just like teenagers).
Men's Baggies™ Shorts - 5"
There's not much this pair of shorts can't do. From jogs to hikes to waterfall jumps to hangouts at the park, they will standup to the circumstances and look really good in the process.
18 oz Color Cap Insulated Water Bottle
By now, you're probably tired of the many insulated water bottles on the market. Us too, which is why we whittle it down to only the best. This one is great for active teens and those wandering around school and campus, looking to stay hydrated in style.
The Squishy Chair
While bean bags might scare a good teen, a fine squishy chair won't. They offer a certain kind of comfort, an enveloping brand of coziness we hope nobody will ever quite grow out of. Best, you can do it to the tune of four different radiant colors and some supreme squishy-ness.