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Teenagers love the latest trends and their taste is ever changing. That can make it pretty challenging to find a gift for a teen boy. Whether he's an athlete, into gaming, or tech, there's something for every taste.
Here are the best gifts for teen boys:
Spikeball Standard 3-Ball Kit
Spikeball is a favorite at cookouts and graduation parties, on college campuses and in backyards. The Standard 3-Ball Kit includes a durable trampoline, equipped with foldable legs for easy set-up and storage, three balls, and a convenient drawstring carrying bag. You and your teen will be able to play anywhere, anytime. All you need is four friends or family members to have hours of fun.
Pottery Barn Teen Vegan Leather Caramel Modern Lounger
Older teens will especially appreciate the comfort, but also stylish look of this lounger. It's made of vegan leather with a great, worn in look. The backrest and slightly raised arms offer great support and the filling conforms to the body, all while maintaining its shape over time.
Honest Outfitters Single Camping Hammock with Hammock Tree Straps
Does he like to go camping? Perhaps he just spends a lot of time in his room? Whatever his mood, this hammock will be his new favorite place to chill out. Plus, it takes just three minutes to set up and folds neatly into a compact bag. The hammock uses straps, instead of ropes, so everything stays securely in place.
Max Playful Sports Mugs
Adorable, sporty, and entertaining all at once, this basketball-themed mug makes it absolutely acceptable for teens to play with their food. The mug’s defining feature is its mini hoop, something that can either be decorative or dunkable depending on how rambunctious your kid is at the breakfast table. It’s ceramic, dishwasher-safe, and has a capacity of 12 fluid ounces.
Intex Explorer K2 Inflatable Kayak Set
While inflatable kayaks aren’t typically as sturdy as traditional kayaks, the K2 is still a safe and reliable choice. It has two seats, allowing an adult or a friend to accompany your teen on the water. The kayak itself is constructed from heavy-duty, puncture-resistant vinyl, and the bright yellow color makes it easily visible in any body of water.
Holy Stone HS190 Foldable Mini Nano RC Drone
A drone can be a pretty amazing gift, but also one that's quite costly. That's why this mini drone from Holy Stone is a perfect option. It's affordable, compact, easily takes off and lands with a single button, and there are three different speeds based on user's experience.
Amazon Echo Buds
The wireless earbuds from Amazon are equipped with Alexa so your teen boy can, of course, listen to his music—but he can also ask for directions, what the weather is, call an Uber, and more. They're also sweat-resistant and they have a secure fit so he is less likely to break or lose them.
Amazfit Bip Smartwatch
There are several reasons why the Amazfit Bip Smartwatch stands out among the dozens and dozens of other smartwatches as the best choice for teen boys. It's super lightweight and comfortable, the perfect watch to wear in any situation.
Regarding its features, the Bip sends email, text, and phone call notifications, as well as alerts for various social media apps. Also, it measures heart rate, sleep quality, and other details for the active teen.
yootech Wireless Charger
He can no longer make excuses that his phone died with this wireless charger. This is such an affordable gift, but absolutely useful in every day life. It charges a variety of phones and even earbuds with ease. Also, this has a sleep friendly design and doesn't feature that annoying bright or blinking light that some chargers have.
Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. I Paused My Game to Be Here Shirt
Got a gamer teen? You'll both get a kick out of this "I paused my game to be here" shirt. The tee has a slight scoop-neck style and the material is super comfortable. The size range is great, up to a 3X, and it's easily washable and just looks better with more wear.
Uber Gift Card
We're sure your teen has taken Uber around town to get to a basketball game, meet up with friends, and such. Why not ensure he has a ride (and money!) to get around with an Uber gift card? This is a smart buy for when you just don't know what to get someone.
JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Portable Stereo Speaker
Even if it’s hard to keep up with the music your teen is into, it’s easy to help them connect to their favorite artists, albums, and songs with the JBL Flip 5. This is one of the most popular portable speakers around.
It's compact, lightweight and, thanks to a layer of external fabric, durable too—perfect for stuffing into a backpack or gym bag. It’s also waterproof up to three feet deep.
COOL BANK 145-Piece Deluxe Wood Art Creativity Set
The impressive assortment of crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils, watercolor cakes, and mixing palettes in this art set are sure to inspire his creative side. This set comes with two sketch pads, so he can leave one at home and take the other one on the road. Everything comes with a wooden case, making clean up and storage easy—even for a messy teenager.
Ravensburger Views of Modern Rome - 5000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults
Kids 12-15 years old will love the challenge of this puzzle that features 5,000 pieces. And adults will probably find it equally challenging, but in a fun way. The puzzle pieces are made of thick, glare-free material. Ravensburger is known for their quality puzzles and the "click" heard when pieces are assembled.