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Finding the right gift for a loved one is always tricky, but it can be even more of a challenge when you’re shopping for a teenage boy. They’re notoriously picky and hard to please—especially since their interests and hobbies always seem to be changing! But we’re here to tell you the good news: Finding the best gift for teen boys isn’t impossible.
Like the best gifts for teenage girls, the perfect gift for a teenage boy taps into their favorite trends and interests—whatever latest thing he can’t stop talking about right now. Is he a sports fanatic or athlete? Then he’ll love the best fitness gifts and sports gear picks, like a baseball cap of his favorite sports team. If he’s totally into gaming, he’ll definitely appreciate a new board game, gaming console, or even a brainteaser puzzle. And when in doubt, you can never go wrong with a trendy tech gadget or something he can never have enough of (like a comfy hoodie or socks!).
No matter what he’s into, just peruse our list of the best gifts for teens below, which has everything from practical picks he’ll actually use to unique, creative gifts that are sure to impress. We have options for every budget, including gifts under $50 and gifts under $10. (Psst: some of these also make great Christmas stocking stuffers, too.)
Wireless Charging Station
Looking for a practical gift that he’ll definitely put to good use? This handy wireless charging station can charge (and keep organized) all of his treasured tech gadgets, including his phone, Apple watch, and earbuds.
If his latest obsession is pickleball (like most everyone else right now!), he’ll definitely appreciate his own set of pickleball paddles and balls. This best-selling set even comes with a convenient carry bag.
He can never have too many comfy hoodies! This best-selling one from Champion is made of soft, warm fleece and comes in a whopping 35 colors to choose from.
Magnetic Dart Board
If there’s one thing that’s missing in his bedroom, it’s a magnetic dart board that he can use to play a fun game of darts with his friends. This one is even double-sided and comes with 12 magnetic darts.
Classic SD 7 Function Pocket Knife
A resourceful and responsible teen boy could use a Swiss Army Knife to carry around in their pocket on camping trips. This best-selling one comes with seven functions, including a small blade, scissors, and tweezers.
Top 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
Is he a film fan? He’ll love scratching off all the classic movies he watches on this unique interactive poster—and it’ll look so cool hung up on his bedroom wall, too.
Drone with Camera 4K
If there’s one thing that’s true of almost every teenage boy, it’s that they’re always excited about new gadget toys. This cool mini drone will be no exception!
The Mug with a Hoop
This creative mug lets them have a little fun while they’re sipping on their favorite drink: They can see how many mini-marshmallows they can score into their hot cocoa, cereal into milk, or anything else!
LED Strip Lights
Help him transform his bedroom to the cool, lit-up den of his dreams with these colorful LED strip lights, which he can hang on his walls, ceiling, and anywhere else.
Pizza Socks Box
Don’t gift him any old boring socks! He’ll definitely get a kick out of these fun printed socks that come perfectly packaged like a box of pizza.
Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
Just about every teen could use a nice pair of headphones to listen to their favorite music. This popular pick from Beats operates through wireless Bluetooth, delivers great sound quality, and boasts a long battery life.
Professional Printing 3D Pen
His creative juices will be flowing in no time with this cool 3D-printing pen, which he can use to make fun, imaginative creations. The sky’s the limit!
Deluxe Hot Sauce Making Kit
Does he drench everything he eats in hot sauce? Gift him this fun DIY kit that includes everything he needs to make his own bottles of hot sauce, including three pepper varieties, a gourmet spice blend, glass bottles, and more.
He’ll definitely appreciate having this handy little mini fridge in his bedroom, especially if it’s conveniently stocked up with his favorite sodas, seltzers, and snacks.
50 States Bucket List Water Bottle
Perfect for the travel-loving teen, this unique water bottle that comes with a vinyl sticker set will help him keep track of all the states he’s been to (and stay hydrated in each one!).
This luxurious shaving kit has everything he needs for a smooth, clean shave: a shaving brush, a set of blades, a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, and a post-shave balm.
Men’s Knit Cuffed Beanie
Boasting over 129,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, this best-selling knit beanie will make a great addition to his wardrobe. It’s warm, stylish, and comes in a wide array of colors.
MLB Stadium Blueprints
Baseball fanatics will love this cool memorabilia they can hang up on their wall: a vintage blueprint of their favorite team’s stadium, complete with detailed design specs and highlights of major events.
Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit
Forget flimsy paper airplanes—they’ll have so much fun flying this high-tech, durable airplane they can control via Bluetooth on their smartphone.
This best-selling backpack from Herschel is ideal for carrying all his essentials, whether he’s headed to school, the park, or anywhere else. Made of durable polyester, it comes with a laptop sleeve, key clip, and plenty of pockets.
Nothing but net! This fun, creative wastebasket lets him practice his ball-shooting skills every time he needs to throw something away.
Camping Portable Hammock
This portable hammock won’t just be handy on camping trips—he can also set it up anywhere outdoors for a comfy place to chill, read, or do homework.
Learn to Play Chess Set Board Game
Has he always wanted to learn chess? This top-rated set comes with chess pieces as well as a detailed instructions book, making it great for beginners.
Adissage Slides Sandal
Help his feet stay comfy with these top-rated Adidas slides, which he can wear while walking around his dorm, at the park, or in the backyard.
Any teen who loves memes will have a blast playing this party card game, which involves competing to see who can make the funniest meme captions.
Whether he’s already a Spikeball pro or just a beginner, he’ll love playing this popular lawn game at the park, beach, or backyard. The set comes with balls, netting, and a convenient carrying bag.
Quencher H2.0 FlowState Insulated Tumbler
Stanley tumblers are all the rage right now, so he’ll definitely love having his own that will keep his drinks cold and help him meet his daily hydration goals.
Rosewood Brainteaser Trio
Does he love nothing more than a good puzzle? This hand-carved brainteaser trio set includes a snake cube as well as cross- and star-shaped brainteasers, all of which will definitely get his neurons firing.
This mini projector can connect to his phone or laptop to display in full HD resolution—and it even comes with a remote. Now he can have movie nights in the comfort of his own bedroom!
Yes, it’s actually a pen, but it also doubles as a fidget toy! You can shift the magnets to create countless shapes and sculptures—perfect for the restless teen boy.
National Park Candle
Bring back memories of his favorite hiking or camping trip with these hand-poured candles inspired by national parks. Each one has a scent that’s reminiscent of that park’s unique atmosphere!
Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar
Teens who are gym and fitness enthusiasts will appreciate being able to work out in the comfort of their own home thanks to this pull up bar that they can place in their doorway.
Marvel Infinity Gauntlet Set
No, they’re not too old for Lego sets—especially ones as cool as this Marvel infinity gauntlet set. Marvel fans will love building it and then displaying on their bedroom shelf.
College Football Game Day Bingo
He already loves game day, but you can make it even more fun and interesting with this bingo set. Just make sure to choose the set with his favorite team!
Wreck This Journal
This isn’t just any old boring journal—in fact, it might just be the coolest journal he’ll ever have. Full of creative and quirky prompts, it’ll definitely inspire him to write and create more.
Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Portable bluetooth speakers are great for camping trips, beach and park outings, and anything in between. This best-selling pick not only boasts great sound quality, but it’s also waterproof and has a color-changing LED light feature.
If he’s a board game enthusiast, he’ll love adding this adventure board game to his collection and playing it with his friends during their next game night.
16” Screen Magnifier
Is he always watching movies and shows on his phone? Now he doesn’t have to watch it on a small phone screen thanks to this cool screen magnifier that can double the size of his screen.
Make Your Own Artisan Root Beer Kit
He loves root beer, and now he can make his own from scratch in just a few hours with this unique DIY kit. It includes all the ingredients and supplies he needs, plus easy-to-follow instructions.
Quip Mini Cruiser Skateboard
He’ll love taking this popular, top-rated skateboard for a smooth ride at the skate park. It’s lightweight and small for easy transport, and it comes in so many stylish colors.
Squier Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Bundle
If he’s always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, help him realize his dreams with this acoustic guitar bundle from Fender. It even comes with a clip-on tuner, extra strings, guitar picks, and an instructional DVD,
RB4165 Justin Rectangular Sunglasses
He can always use a new pair of sunglasses, especially if it’s this popular, classic pick from Ray-Ban. It features a timeless rectangular frame design with lenses coated with 100% UV protection.
2nd Generation I-Type Instant Camera + Film Bundle
For teen boys who love photography, there’s no better gift than a new camera. This Polaroid instant camera bundle (which even comes with a pack of film) will help him treasure his best memories.
Fun Sock Subscription Box
What’s better than fun socks? A monthly subscription box of fun socks, of course. This unique gift from Foot Cardigan delivers a selection of stylish, comfortable socks every month.
Create Your Own Video Game Set
He already has plenty of video games in his collection—so why not have him create his own? That’s right: This unique, customizable gaming device will let him program and play his own games!
Weighted blankets can help reduce anxiety and increase calmness by providing pressure on your body. This best-selling pick on Amazon has over 28,000 five-star ratings and comes in a wide array of colors and patterns.
MLB Ball Park Hat
You can never go wrong with a nice, new baseball cap. Not only will it make a stylish addition to his wardrobe, but it will also let him rep his favorite team wherever he goes!
Upgrade his gaming set up with this popular gaming mouse, which also comes in three other colors. Reviewers rave that it’s perfectly lightweight, responsive, and has a comfortable feel.
Science Lovers Mystery Box Subscription
The ultimate gift for science enthusiasts, this unique mystery box subscription delivers a box full of cool artifacts, specimens, and materials to their doorstep every month.
He’ll never lose any of his essentials again thanks to this Apple AirTag. This handy device can keep track of anything via Bluetooth, and it connects with his iPhone or iPad in just one tap.
Shwaggins Inflatable Couch
This super cool inflatable couch will come in handy on his hiking and camping trips, beach outings, or anytime he wants to chill outdoors. It’s so easy to blow up (no air pump required!), but it also folds nicely into a convenient carrying bag when not in use.
Polo Blue Eau de Toilette
A great pick for teens, this Ralph Lauren cologne offers an earthy, woody scent that he’ll love, complete with notes of basil, sage, cucumber, and washed suede.
PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
This handy, powerful portable charger offers high-speed charging and is light and small enough to fit in his pocket. Now he can never use the excuse of his phone dying again whenever he doesn’t text back!
Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
This top-rated electric shaver and trimmer is easy to use, making it especially great for beginners (aka teen boys who are just learning to shave).
AirPods Leather Case
This stylish, durable leather case will protect his AirPods wherever he goes. Plus, it even comes with a handy keychain that he can attach to his backpack.
Do Not Disturb Socks
Now he doesn’t even have to keep telling you not to disturb him while he’s playing video games. These funny (and cozy!) socks do it for him.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-BK Turntable
If he’s always wanted to get into vinyls, he’s sure to appreciate this top-rated turntable from Audio-Technica, one of the most popular picks among audiophiles.
Samurai Classic Invigorating Discovery Set for Men
Help him keep his hygiene in tip-top shape with this body care set. It includes shower gel, cooling shampoo, and shaving cream—all with the refreshing scent of bamboo, mint, and sandalwood.
The Office Sign
If he can quote episodes of The Office by heart, he’ll love this sign he can hang up on his bedroom wall. It’s so easy to install, too: All you have to do is stick on the included double-sided tape!
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