The only people harder to buy presents for than teen girls? Teen boys. They’re not exactly known for being great communicators, so how are you supposed to know what they want?
Perhaps your teen boy told you explicitly what he’s after this Christmas. But it’s no fun ticking things off a list. You want to surprise him with something unique, cool, and quirky.
So we’ve worked some mental magic, stepping into the shoes of male adolescents to come up with this comprehensive list of the best gift ideas for teen boys.
Whether he’s a fashion fanatic who covets all the big name brands or a committed gamer who rarely appears from behind his screen, we’ve got the perfect gift for him. From indulgent luxuries to budget-friendly options that are still a million times better than a cheque, these are the best teen boy gifts money can buy, all ready to put under the Christmas tree.
Check out the following gift ideas for teenage boys, helpfully categorized by price:
Take a look, feel inspired, and show him that, sure, he’s growing up but you still have the right to spoil him rotten.
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Gifts for teenage boys under $50
LED Strip Lights
Your teen boy might have shown no interest in decorating his bedroom but that will all change once he sees these LED Strip Lights from MINGER. Definitely one of the quirkier gifts for teenage boys, these lights will transform his bedroom into something suitably space-age. Stick them along walls, the top of cupboards, or the skirting board. The lights automatically change color and speed, creating a futuristic aesthetic that any teenage boy will appreciate.
Best for: Transforming a teenage bedroom into the coolest man cave ever.
LED Strip Lights
RFID-Blocking Leather Wallet
If you want your teen to be a bit more responsible with his money, we highly recommend this Vaultskin wallet. It’s one of the most stylish and sophisticated men’s wallets as well as being super functional with RFID-blocking technology. Slim and sleek, this wallet is perfect for getting him to take money a bit more seriously.
Best for: A grown-up wallet to inspire financial maturity.
RFID-Blocking Leather Wallet
In case you didn’t get the memo, Champion is most definitely cool now. Ever since they collaborated with Virgil Abloh’s Off-White, they’ve become some of the hippest streetwear brands around. So if you’re looking for gifts for 15-year-old boys that won’t be met with a grimace, this Champion Hoodie is a winner. The design is simple, low-key, and impossible to object to.
Best for: Casual but cool outerwear that goes with everything.
Vans Slip-On Skate Shoes
Seeking inspiration for gift ideas for a 14-year-old boy? Here to make your life easier is Vans Slip-On Skate Shoe. It’s a total classic that kids have been wearing for years and its popularity shows no sign of dwindling any time soon. He’ll be thrilled to be wearing sneakers by this beloved old-school skate brand and you’ll be thrilled that he’s wearing high-quality shoes that support his feet. Everyone’s a winner.
Check our round-up of the best sneakers for men if you want to see the latest trends and fresh new designs for more inspiration.
Best for: An iconic shoe that will be cool ‘till the end of time.
On Skate Shoes
One of the most obvious gifts for teenagers has to be a portable charger like the PowerCore from Anker. This portable charger is one of the smallest and lightest out there, providing 3.5 iPhone 8 charges or 2.5 Galaxy S8 charges. So if your teen has a tendency to freak out when his battery dies, give him the gift of next-level charging with this Anker Portable Charger.
Best for: On-the-go charging for any teen who’s inseparable from his phone.
The ‘90s have made a mega comeback in recent years and these Adidas Sliders are a great example. These shower slides are the dream present for teen boys and an essential part of any streetwear wardrobe. Available in a range of colors to suit any style preferences, they’re perfect for wearing in the locker room or as part of a casual weekend getup.
Best for: Iconic footwear from an iconic brand.
Seneo Wireless Charger
When it comes to tech-themed teen boy gifts, this Wireless Charger from Seneo has to be up there with the best. It’s perfect for the boy with multiple devices, offering cable-free charging while looking sleek and stylish simultaneously. With this wireless charger, he can keep his bedside table neat and tidy and also enjoy being the proud owner of such a seriously cool piece of technology.
Best for: Premium charging with the sleekest of designs.
Every teenage boy could do with getting more fruit and veg in their diet, and making smoothies with this ultra-fast and powerful blender is a great way to do so. Plus, if your kid is a gym buff looking to bulk, he can use the NutriBullet Blender to make protein shakes.
Best for: Lightning fast and high-strength blending for any smoothie or shake-fanatic.
Choosing gifts for 15-year-old boys must be the trickiest part of Christmas. But one gift that will definitely go down well? An Amazon Echo Dot. This premium smart speaker offers a rich audio experience that can be totally voice-controlled. Different Echo devices can even be synchronized to play music across rooms. Whether he wants to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or music, the Echo Dot will make listening a luxury.
Best for: A smart sound solution for tech-savvy teens.
SUPCASE iPhone Case
Almost every teen boy owns an iPhone which means almost every teen boy needs a suitably cool iPhone case. Our favorite? The UB Pro by Supcase. Made for an iPhone 12 from shock-absorbing TPU and unbending polycarbonate, it’s a rugged accessory that can proudly boast of being the winner of CNET’s annual drop test.
Best for: Indisputably indestructible phone protection.
Adidas Duffel Bag
There comes a time in every man’s life when he needs to get his hands on a good duffel bag, such as this duffel bag by Adidas. Whether he takes it to the fitness studio or uses it for overnight stays with his mates, he’s going to appreciate having a bag with both fashion appeal and attested-to durability and practicality.
Best for: On-trend transportation to the gym or on his travels.
Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Set
Scruffy might be the current style choice for your teen boy but maybe that’s just because he’s lacking the tools. Treat him to this Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Set. It’s a practical gift that won’t go unappreciated. With a smart wooden-handled brush and biodegradable shoe cleaner (enough for 100 shoe cleaning sessions), this shoe cleaning kit is basically the gift that keeps on giving.
Best for: Encouraging your boy to embrace a more polished aesthetic.
Shoe Cleaning Set
Treat your under 20 to some premium men’s shampoo with this Aesop Classic shampoo. This shampoo is a delicious blend of cedarwood bark and juniper berry that cleanses hair thoroughly while vegetable proteins do the hard work of hydrating and softening locks. Maybe this will stop him from always stealing your shampoo.
Best for: The best-smelling shampoo he’ll ever experience.
Mobile Phone Magnifier
Bigger is nearly always better, especially when it comes to movies, videos, and games. Hence why your teen needs this mobile phone magnifier from Dizaul. Focusing on a tiny smartphone screen all the time isn’t good for his eyes. Save him the strain with this phone magnifier which doubles the size of his screen, transforming the viewing experience.
Best for: Standard movie streaming gets a mega upgrade.
Mobile Phone Magnifier
Teen boys don’t receive enough scented candles. So if you’re looking for gifts for your 16-year-old boy, why not get him this Paddywax Candle? It has a wonderfully spicy fragrance with a mix of peppercorn, leather, cedar leaf, and dark oak—a very manly smell that he’ll definitely enjoy. Once they see this artisan candle, we’re convinced his entire tribe of friends will want one too.
Best for: Proving that scented candles aren’t just for girls.
One of the most practical gifts for teen boys, this laptop sleeve from MOSISO may not be flashy and exciting but it will definitely get used. There’s a range of colors available and the material is water-repellent. The case is slim enough to slip easily into a backpack or bag and there’s even space in the front of the laptop case for a mouse, earphones, and other accessories.
Best for: Exceptional protection for the device he depends on the most.
Bubble Tea Kit
Your teen boy may not have discovered the delights of tea drinking quite yet but we are sure he’ll be convinced by tea’s distant cousin: bubble tea. With this Bubble Tea kit, your teen can make the delicious drink himself. There are two flavors of tea included as well as the tapioca pearls, plus two reusable straws. The only kind of home-brewing you want him to be doing.
Best for: A delicious DIY beverage for even the least kitchen-smart kid.
Bubble Tea Kit
5-in-1 Tool Pen
It’s universally acknowledged that men love tools and that includes teen boys. So this 5-in-1 Tool Pen has to be one of the most ideal teen boy gifts. This nifty gadget features a screwdriver, a stylus for smart devices, a bubble level, a ruler, and a pen. When you’re a student, a pen takes on a new level of importance. Make sure his is a good one with this 5-in-1 tool pen.
Best for: A multipurpose gift that no one could say no to.
5-in-1 Tool Pen
Gifts for teen boys under $100
Gordon Leather Bracelet
You might think jewelry is one of the riskier gifts for teenage guys but this Gordon leather bracelet from Oliver Cabell is here to prove otherwise. It’s simple, understated, and effortlessly cool. The design is minimalist and versatile while the quality is classic Oliver Cabell. The Gordon bracelet is sure to be a hit. We bet that within a year all his friends are wearing one.
Best for: An understated accessory for the teenage sophisticate.
North Face Backpack
If you’ve been paying attention to street fashion in the last few years, you’ll notice that North Face has become extremely cool. So if you’re on the hunt for gifts for teen boys, this North Face Backpack should be top of your to-buy list. Not only does it look cool in stealthy jet black but it’s convenient too, with a protective laptop compartment, ventilated back support, multiple pockets, and sternum support for additional carrying comfort.
Best for: Comfortable and cool carrying from a teen-favorite brand.
Aesop Shaving Duet
A razor is only part of the equation when it comes to shaving. You also need great shaving skincare. Aesop’s Shaving Duet is designed to ensure a perfect shave each and every time. It contains a serum and post-shave lotion, both formulated to soothe, soften, and hydrate skin. Turn shaving from a boring chore into an enjoyable ritual with this decadent shaving duo.
Best for: A luxury skincare indulgence for anyone new to shaving.
UGG Scuff Slippers
These UGG Scuff Slippers are heaven-sent to keep us cozy and snug through the winter months. Made from cow suede with the fluffiest interior imaginable, these slippers are a veritable utopia for your toes. One of the best gift ideas for a 14-year-old boy. He’ll be over the moon—and so will his toes. Team with a men’s robe and your good to go.
Best for: Treating your teen to toasty warm toes.
Bellroy Classic Pouch
What do you get a wild young thing who refuses to grow up? Something adult, practical, and that he would never think to buy himself. In other words, this Bellroy pouch. It’s simple but exceptionally useful, offering organization and storage wherever he decides to take it. It can slip into a rucksack and be used to keep toiletries, accessories, and cables neat, tidy, and within easy reach.
Best for: The stylish storage solution he didn’t realize he needed.
Diesel Belt Bag
Diesel is a brand known for its provocative and dynamic designs and the edgy aesthetic of this crossbody bag makes it the perfect gift for a teen. It has a trapeze-shaped body, the brand’s printed logo, a zip fastening, an internal pocket for valuables, and an adjustable belt strap. Get your teen started on his love affair with high fashion with this Diesel Belt Bag.
Best for: A streetwise carry from this style-savvy brand.
Vincero Computer Glasses
The Vincero Computer Glasses are designed to reduce the eye strain symptoms of gaming by using special lenses to block out harmful blue light. This makes gaming more comfortable and less damaging in the long term. The only risk? He might consider these Vincero Computer glasses a free pass to game for as long as he wants.
Best for: Vision-protecting glasses for the avid gamer in your family.
Bed Backrest Pillow
Looking for unique gifts for 15-year-old boys? This Bed Backrest Pillow is probably the thing teenage dreams are made of. A pillow that transforms his bed into an armchair? Yes, please. Serving as a backrest, this Husband pillow will provide perfect support to his body during even the longest and most demanding lounging sessions.
Best for: A one-of-a-kind pillow design that makes staying in bed even easier.
Bed Backrest Pillow
Bellroy Tech Kit
Teen boys seem to collect tech equipment. Devices, gadgets, gizmos, and seemingly endless cables—they all come with accessories that need to be kept tidy. The solution? This tech kit from Bellroy. One of the most practical gifts for 17-year-old boys or 16-year-old boys, it’s the perfect way to keep all tech accessories in one place.
Best for: High-level organization and storage so he can keep things smart and sorted.
Gift ideas for teen boys when money is no object
Nordgreen Philosopher Watch
Help him stay on trend and on time with this handsome watch from Nordgreen. The Danish brand is known for bringing chic minimalist design to the world of traditional watches.
The Nordgreen Philosopher is available in a range of colors and materials, but we think this gorgeous combination of a gunmetal case with a dark brown vegan leather bracelet is perfect for the young men in your life.
Beats Portable Speaker
You can be sure he’ll love this Beats Pill+ Wireless speaker that offers 12 hours of listening. The Lightning cable offers speedy charging in just 3 hours and there’s even the possibility to connect to a friend’s speaker for an even more epic audio experience. We’d put this speaker up there with the very best gifts for teen boys.
For other options, check our round-up of the best wireless speakers available today.
Best for: Taking his tunes with him to any destination.
All-Birds Running Shoe
Minimize his carbon footprint while maximizing his running footprint with the ultra eco-friendly Tree Dasher by All-Birds. Not only is it a superb running trainer with a streamlined fit, optimal durability, and a rigorously tested responsive design, but it also boasts impeccable eco-credentials. The materials are all-natural, including the world’s first carbon-negative EVA midsole and a castor bean sock liner. One of the most thoughtful teen boy gifts.
Best for: Athletic and eco-conscious adolescents with a need for speed.
Apple AirPods Pro
If you’re looking for cool gifts for teen boys, it doesn’t get cooler than a pair of Apple AirPods Pro. They have no wires to get tangled. They recharge in a tiny portable case. They have noise cancellation for a fully immersive audio experience as well as transparency mode when he needs to be more aware of the world around him.
Best for: The only earbuds a teen boy wants to be seen with.
Gaming LED Monitor
Hunting for gift ideas for teen boys is a lot easier if your kid is a gamer. Anything gaming-related will go down well—especially this Gaming LED Monitor from Sceptre. This 1800r curved monitor radically improves visuals, adds depth and intensity to the gaming experience, and enables total immersion. For a gift that will make you the most popular member of the family for a least a few months, add this gaming monitor to your cart now.
Best for: Taking his gaming experience to a whole new level.
Gaming LED Monitor
Philips Norelco Shaver
Starting shaving is a big thing so get him amped up for this life milestone with this Philips Norelco shaver. It’s expertly designed for smooth shaving with ComfortGilde rings that reduce skin friction as well as SkinProtect Blades to cut hair gently. The MultiFlex heads make shaving tricky areas like the neck or jawline easy and stress-free. The perfect gift for any boy just entering puberty.
Best for: A versatile shaving solution for any boy becoming a man.
Roku Smart Soundbar
Amp up the excitement of movie marathons with the Roku Smart Soundbar, bringing all the thrill of the cinema experience to your front room with powerful FK streaming and deluxe sound. Not only do you get high-definition visuals but you can also enjoy expanded frequency range and dynamic bass from the soundbar’s four full-range speakers. It’s one of the most splurge-worthy gifts for teenage boys.
Best for: Cinema-worthy sound and exceptional streaming all-in-one.
Black & Decker Mini Fridge
Food-related products make the best gifts for teenage guys given their massive appetites. So it’s safe to say that this Black & Decker Mini Fridge will be a hit with your boy. With this in his bedroom, he can be responsible for his own snacks and drinks rather than nagging you to get them for him. It’s also perfect for college dorms so consider it an investment.
Best for: Snacking and drinking at his leisure.
Black & Decker
Big Joe Bean Bag
This Big Joe Bean bag is one of those teen boy gifts that feels like divine inspiration. Described as the ‘most comfortable chairs in the world,’ these bean bags are filled with patented shredded foam technology which means they never go flat or need to be refilled. Given lounging is the activity of choice for teen boys everywhere, what could possibly be a better present than this deluxe bean bag?
Best for: Next-level comfort for gaming, movie streaming, and general chilling.
LARQ Water Bottle
Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is of paramount importance to the younger generation so you can be confident that this water bottle by LARQ will be warmly received. This is a reusable water bottle like no other with self-cleaning and water purifying capabilities that make it perfect for outdoor adventurers.
Best for: Future-forward hydration with major design appeal.
The Spectrum Jogger by Western Rise is named for the fact that it embraces the maximum spectrum of uses, from lazing Sunday lounging to morning workouts. Whether he adds it to his athleisure collection or uses it as part of his relaxing uniform, this pair of joggers should be mandatory in any adolescent male’s wardrobe.
Best for: Dependable dawn-’til-dusk attire.
Master & Dynamic Wireless Headphones
Trying to talk to your teen boy when he constantly has his headphones on is infuriating. But you can at least make sure the headphones he’s wearing are exceptional—like these ones by Master & Dynamic. These wireless headphones have to be one of the most indulgent gifts for teen boys, featuring active noise-canceling technology for premium sound quality and the finest leather for optimum comfort.
Best for: Treating your teen to the most luxurious of listening experiences.
Master & Dynamic
Koio High Top Sneakers
You really can’t go wrong with these white sneakers from Koio. White sneakers are a staple in any man’s wardrobe, making these the perfect gifts for 16-year-old boys. Made from durable lightweight rubber and butter-soft leather, these Primo Koio sneakers are designed to send the wearer straight to cloud 9—which is exactly where your teen wants to be.
Best for: Ending his quest for the perfect white sneaker.
High Top Sneakers
Olive Cabell White Sneakers
With their versatility and timeless style, these Oliver Cabell white sneakers are some of the best gifts for 16-year-old boys. With serious design-savvy and made from sleek Italian calfskin leather, they’re simple, laidback, and look good with every get-up. They’re also pretty grown-up, making them a great choice for a teen who refuses to act his age. For more details, read our full review of the Low 1.
Best for: Demonstrating the difference between average and exceptional sneakers.
Aromatique Room Spray
Sure, it’s one of the more unconventional gift ideas for teen boys, but when you think about it, it’s perfect. Teen boys rooms can smell a bit suspicious. Banish any funky aromas with this room spray by Aesop. Once he’s got a whiff of neroli, geranium, and patchouli, he’ll be thanking you profusely—trust us.
Best for: Tactfully dealing with that teenage boy funk.
Aromatique Room Spray
Oliver Cabell Chelsea Boots
Is your teen boy a budding sartorialist? Then give him to a taste of high fashion with these Oliver Cabell Chelsea boots. They’re among the best gifts for 17-year-old boys who are ready to embrace more sophisticated style choices. These Chelsea boots are refined, timeless, and infinitely wearable. Grab a pair now—and maybe get some for yourself or your partner too.
Best for: A classic silhouette from the kings of quality footwear.
MA-1 Bomber Jacket
With their sleek streetwise aesthetic, bomber jackets are always in style. And, with their edgy and too-cool-for-school attitude, they’re also God’s gift to teen boys. This bomber jacket by Alpha industries is our favorite, modeled after the original MA-1 fighter pilot jacket and featuring the signature ‘remove before flight’ flag. The best bit? It’s reversible.
See our selection of the best bomber jackets for men to find more ideas and inspirations to upgrade his style.
Best for: Required attire for any racer boy.
MA-1 Bomber Jacket
Balance Skin Care Kit
Adolescence is a tough time so give your teen the kit he needs to keep his skin looking its best. Aesop’s Balance Skin Care selection features essential and accessible formulas designed for combination skin. There’s a cleanser for softly decongesting skin, a toner to bring balance, and a lightweight hydrator too. With this skincare kit in his bathroom cabinet, he’ll be the only one of his friends to stay enviably zit-free throughout his teen years.
Best for: Grown-up grooming to tackle even the most hormonal skin.
Balance Skin Care Kit
Vincero Altitude Watch
Teens generally pay no heed to time but the Altitude watch by Vincero is here to change that. With its pilot-inspired aesthetic, reliable quartz movement, 10 ATM water resistance, and durable sapphire crystal glass, plus the Luminous hands and indices for night-time reading, your teenager will find it impossible not to keep checking his Altitude watch and you’ll find he’s suddenly always on time.
Best for: A rugged masculine watch to encourage better time-tracking.
Is your teen boy a bit of a wild child, always up to no good? Keep him out of trouble by introducing him to the transformative powers of fiction or the mind-expanding facts of non-fiction. This Kindle Paperwhite feels like a real book but has the bonus of being waterproof and having an adjustable light so you can read indoors and outdoors, day and night. You’ll never hear a peep from him again.
Best for: Gifting the timeless wonder of reading.
Razor RipSurf Waveboard
Is your teen a surfer or skateboarder? Now he can be both with the Razor RipSurf Waveboard. No need for the ocean. He can pretend he’s catching waves as he skates along the pavement, using the 360-degree wheels to tear up the sidewalk with the same movements as he’d make in the surf. The waveboard is one of the best teen boy gifts—a fun and high-energy activity that gets him outdoors.
Best for: Sidewalk wave catching when he can’t make it to the sea.
Apple Watch Series 6
Give your teen boy the Apple Watch Series 6 and he’ll gain the equivalent of a new best friend. This watch is like a sidekick, always looking out for him, whether it’s tracking his sleep and helping him create a bedtime routine, motivating him to reach his fitness goals, or keeping an eye on his heartbeat.
Best for: A totally fail-safe gift for any tech-hungry teen.
Watch Series 6
Randolph Aviator Sunglasses
A shortcut to self-confidence and soaring self-esteem? A pair of Randolph aviator sunglasses. Originally engineered for military pilots, these sunglasses are so cool it doesn’t matter what else you’re wearing. They’ve also got that you-only-live-once vibe that makes them one of the best gift ideas for teenage boys.
Best for: A classic sunglasses silhouette with that iconic Top Gun feel.
In an era when hygiene has become the highest concern, this Smartphone Sanitiser is the perfect gift—even for teen boys. We all know phones can be breeding grounds for bacteria but this sanitizer uses ultraviolet light to clean it thoroughly. It even charges your phone at the same time as well as allowing you to listen to music simultaneously. The PhoneSoap On-the-Go has to be the ultimate gift for teenage boys this year.
Best for: Keeping his smartphone spotless with no effort required.
One of the best men’s colognes out there, this Creed perfume perfectly balances youthful energy with a sense of grown-up glamour. And given that it was inspired by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, it also doubles as a history lesson. If you don’t mind your teen smelling more sophisticated than you, then Aventus by Creed is the perfect luxury olfactory gift.
Best for: A thrilling introduction to the world of adult fragrances.
Frequently asked questions about teen boy gifts
When it comes to gifts, teenage guys like presents related to their interests, whether that’s a skateboard if they’re sporty, a portable speaker or headphones if they’re a music enthusiast, or a cool pair of sneakers if they’re fashion-conscious. Check out our list of the best gift ideas for teen boys for more inspiration.
A good gift to give a 13-year-old boy is a cool rucksack that he can use at school. A bean bag would also make a great present for a young teen boy, as well as a pair of slippers. A gaming monitor or a pair of gaming glasses is a good choice if he’s a gamer.
A good Christmas gift for a 15-year-old boy is a smart wallet. A cool phone case is also a good present for a 15-year-old teenager, as is a reusable water bottle. A portable speaker or a great pair of headphones would also be popular with 15-year-old boys.