20 Super-Popular Christmas Gifts for Teen Boys: 2021

We know that teen boys can be some of the most difficult to find gifts for – we have 5 sons in our two families! But we asked our group of experienced parents and they gave us these great ideas for Christmas gifts.

Best Christmas gift ideas for teen boys

Ray Ban Sunglasses

How great is it that our teens have rediscovered Ray Ban sunglasses? There are so many styles to choose from that you’ll need some help picking which one you think he would love the most.

Ray Ban

Nintendo Switch Light

This portable system from Nintendo has been a game changer, literally. It’s easy for teens to take their gaming devices with them when they get together with friends and they can play almost anywhere. It’s compatible with Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and other well-known games.

Dual Wireless Charging Pad

This charging station is made by Belkin, the #1 brand optimized for Apple products. Now your son can charge his phone and AirPods wirelessly and super-fast, side-by-side. It’s compatible with all Qi-enabled devices, including iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8, 8 Plus, AirPods, AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, S20 Ultra, S10, S10+, S10e, S9, S9+, Note10, Note10+, Note9, Google Pixel 4, 4XL, 3, 3XL and more.

Project Repat T-Shirt Quilt

Convert a stack of t-shirts into a t-shirt quilt and your son will have a keepsake and practical gift that preserves the memories of special vacations, teams, camps, and friends.

project repat

SteelSeries Articus Pro Gaming Headset

This gaming headset has loads of options and excellent audio quality, according to reviewers at PC magazine. It has both Bluetooth and wired connectivity offering a back-up plan if Bluetooth is unavailable.

Steelseries pro

HyperX Cloud 11 Gaming Headset

This well-priced gaming headset can also be used as over-the-ear headphones. They work with PCs, mobile devices and recent-generation gaming systems.

Laptop Sleeve

Not saying that our teens sons can be a little casual with their expensive tech equipment, but why not build in extra padding around their laptops just in case they drop them? This sleeve gets great reviews and we love the exterior pocket where there’s room to store lots of other things – charging cables, a phone, and more.

Duke Cannon Supply Co.

Soap, for a Christmas gift? Seriously? Yes, seriously. Duke Cannon is a military-inspired men’s grooming brand that packs a good bit of humor into well-regarded products. Take a look at the product line and start here, with this trio of Great American Frontier Soaps and the bourbon-inspired Solid Cologne.

Solid Bourbon Cologne

JBL Bluetooth Speaker

Being able to play music through a powerful, but lightweight and compact Bluetooth speaker is a fun thing to do and the Flip4 is one of the most popular devices.

Magic the Gathering Card Game

Here is the 2021 set of the game that so many of our teen sons are playing.

Spike Ball

If you’re looking for a way to get your son out of the house to do something physical that does NOT involve a screen, Spikeball is your answer.

spike ball

Wireless Remote Electric Skateboard

Skateboards may never be the same now that they are powered and have a remote-controlled device to help regulate speed.

LED Strip Lighting

Your son can customize the look of his bedroom, or dorm room, with LED lights that are available on a strip that he can tape to surfaces. Remote control included.

LED strip lights

Moon Light with 16 Colors

Another way to add unique lighting to a room is with this “moon light” that has 16 different colors.

moon light

Occulus Rift S VR Headset

This is the virtual reality headset that gets top reviews and looks like an amazing gaming headset with hundreds of games available in the library. This one gets high marks for the comfort of the headset and the ease of use.

Portable Projector

One thing that’s been fun for our teens to be able to do is stream a movie or sporting event through a portable projector for a group to watch together. This is a well-regarded model and how much fun would outdoor viewing be right now?

Champion Face Masks

We all need face masks and having one from sport-wear company, Champion, would be a very practical gift this holiday. Made of wicking fabric, they lay flat to dry and get great reviews about them.

Uniqlo Lightweight Parka

Uniqlo offers an amazing number of well-priced and durable jackets for men and women. We like these lightweight parkas that are available in many colors.

Uniqlo parka

The Boy, the Horse, the Fox and the Mole

This book is filled with a powerful message about home, kindness and friendship. If you are looking for a Christmas gift book for your son that expresses your family’s values, this bestseller is one to consider.

The boy, mole, fox and hound

SAXX Underwear

Happy shopping and happy holidays, 2021.

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About Grown and Flown

Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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