Inside: Have a teen boy on your shopping list? This list of gifts for teen boys will help you gift them things they actually love.
Gone are the days of lego sets and toys and action figures.
My son has left behind his days of playing quietly on the carpet and riding his scooter up and down the street and playing in the backyard.
He’s growing up and the puzzles and toys are put away or given away.
And while we can mourn the loss of playtime and be sad that it’s given way to hanging out with friends or chilling by themselves, we also need to figure out what in the world to buy them for their next birthday or for the winter holidays.
Because they’re not quite men, but they’re definitely no longer children. So what do they want? What do they need?
When I ask my teen son, I get a lot of shoulder shrugs and “I dunno.”
So I’ve gathered some of his most favorite gifts from over the years that we’ve both given to his friends and given to him. Hopefully, these gifts for teen boys gift guide helps you if you have a teen boy on your shopping list.
Gifts for Teen Boys
Pizza Blanket- my son’s favorite blanket for movie nights and gaming.
Tortilla Blanket- if burritos are more your teen’s style than pizza, this is the blanket for them
Upside Down Basketball Hoop- my teen son just got one of these and he’s already obsessed since he constantly throws balls on my ceiling.
Skateboard – learn a new skill and get around the neighborhood in a cool way
Hoodie- this comes in a ton of colors,so these hoodies are a pretty good substitute for a real jacket
Spike Ball Set– these things are all the rage right now!
Waterproof Smart Watch- my son is itching for one of these!
Bluetooth Beanie- my son just got one of these and he loves it. He’s so excited to wear it when it gets colder!
LED Lights – what teen isn’t obsessed with LED lights? These will run the entire perimeter of their room!
Kids Against Maturity Game – we’re always on the hunt for games my teen son will join us on. This one fits the bill!
Poker Chips Set– my son was taught how to play by his uncles and is now pretty obsessed.
Beat That- This game gets boys to want to play during family game night, by competing against their moms and sisters and dads!
Slides– my son practically lives in these, winter through summer.
LED Basketball Hoop– keep playing ball even in the dark with these LED lights for the hoop
Bluetooth Speaker– host friends and have fun listening to music with this waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can easily attach to a backpack
Magnet Fidget Rings– my son is still in love with fidgets and being able to move his fingers to calm his mind
Fidget Rings– these might look like jewelry, but they’re really fidget rings
Grooming Gift Set– they’re finally getting to the age where they don’t want to smell anymore.
Things That Don’t Totally Suck Journal- my son doesn’t love to write, but this book will get him to do it
Wallet- my son has outgrown his velcro wallet and needed something slightly more grown-up
Silly Socks– my son is obsessed with his Skittles socks, Goldfish socks and Mac n Cheese socks. These are pretty hilarious too.
Under Armor Baseball hat- my son would rather wear a hat than do his hair…these come in all the colors
Tattoo Pens – my son has been drawing on his body with pens. This gives him a safe alternative to do it.