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Your favorite teenage boy has either told you exactly what gift he wants or you're absolutely clueless. Maybe his interests are in fashion or tech or the everyday items that just make his life easier and more connected.
Here are the best gifts for a 14-year-old boy.
Family road trips. Traveling to away games. Zoning out while doing homework. Headphones come in handy for 14-year-olds (especially if they have younger siblings to avoid), and this pair of Beats is the perfect pick for teens because of its balance in quality and price.
Beats is one the most esteemed audio brands in the world, so even one of their most affordable pairs, like the EP On-Ear Headphones, is equipped with numerous features and high-end design. This pair is battery-free, adjustable and connects to iOS and Android devices to take phone calls and control music. They are sleek, lightweight and much comfier than the earbuds knotted up inside your teen’s backpack. You can also buy the EP On-Ears in four classic colors—white, black, blue, and red.
The Nintendo Switch is a gaming system like no other and, for that, it’s an unbeatable gift for teens. They can play in the living room with friends and family; in their bedroom when the downstairs TV is being used; or, of course, on the go, from the school bus to waiting for band lessons to start.
Over 1,000 games are compatible with the Switch, from the teen favorites to classic titles.
Holy Stone’s HS110D FPV Drone is distinctly suited to bring this joy to teens, as it’s both easy to use and easy on the wallet. Great for beginners, this drone has adjustable speed modes, altitude hold (which means stationary hovering), and an easy one-touch start and landing button that will keep teens comfortable and in control while operating.
The video quality is a standard 720p, as opposed to pricier drones that shoot in 1080p, but the views from this 120-degree wide-angle camera are still breathtaking.
Sneakers are a timeless gift for teenage boys, and Chuck Taylors are as timeless as it gets. Famously designed in the 1920’s as an early basketball shoe, All Stars were the first Chuck’s ever made.
All Stars have largely gone unchanged over the past century, still known for their rubber sole, prominent toe cap, and overall clean and simple design. They go with jeans or khakis, shorts or sweats—perfect for the teen boy who occasionally has trouble matching. All Stars are also comfortable, durable, and generally more affordable than sneakers from name brands like Nike or Adidas.
This isn’t just another excuse for 14-year-olds to be on their phones. It’s an exciting and competitive scavenger hunt, easy to set up and even easier to play.
The objective is simple: collect the most cards, you win. Each turn, players draw a prompt card and must complete the task either the fastest or the funniest to win the card. Tasks can include anything from finding the strangest Google Image result of your name to creating a motionless five-second video selfie.
With so much of the world made digital, people have rediscovered the joy of items that can be felt, kept, and cherished—and that’s why instant cameras are back. Teenagers have only lived in a world with camera phones, so they will appreciate the newfound experience of having physical tokens of their memories.
And no instant camera is better for your teen than Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 90.
Don’t let the vintage vibes fool you, though. The Mini 90 has features that 80’s cameras could only dream of. It automatically adjusts the lighting of your shot for a crisp, balanced picture every time. And, similar to a DSLR, it has numerous camera modes to fit whatever situation you’re in, including Macro, Landscape, Party, and Kids mode.
A fully loaded survival kit can help teens pretend that a weekend camping trip is, a fun and rugged adventure.
With three different kits available, Trscind offers an assortment of essential tools for the outdoorsman. Simply check the product description of each kit to make sure it contains the exact tools you want. Some of the major pieces include survival knives, flashlights, fire starters, and glow-in-the-dark compasses—and that’s just the start.
Your 14-year-old probably loves basketball so much that he’ll hoop with friends until the sun goes down. But with GlowCity’s light-up rim liner and basketball, they can play even once the stars come out.
The rim lighting runs on three AAA batteries and is available in eight vivid colors. The basketball can be ordered in sizes 5, 6, or 7—the latter being the regulation size for men’s high school, college, and professional sports. And the ball comes with two LED lights inside, which can easily be removed when it’s time to change the batteries.
Despite the range of music equipment on the market, from high-priced amps to convoluted editing software, all a songwriter needs is an instrument and a piece of paper. But this hardcover songwriting journal is more than just a way to jot down notes; it’s a space where the artist in your life can create.
The pages inside are full of songwriting tips and inspiration, including quotes from the world’s greatest musicians and an introductory section that outlines songwriting basics. Each of the 72 pages is lined and labeled with useful areas for the date and song title, as well as for more intricate songwriting facets like tempo, mood, melody, and chords.