37 Super-Popular Christmas Gifts for Teen Boys (2023)

We know that teen boys can be some of the most difficult people to find gifts for — we have seven sons in our three 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

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1. Bombas Socks (Bombas)

What is the easiest way to keep him cozy this season? The Holiday Gift Sock Gift Box from Bombas. Inside are the comfiest socks in the history of feet, and outside is a box you don’t even have to wrap. Plus, Bombas will donate a pair of socks to a person experiencing homelessness for every pair purchased.

2. Lego Transformable Marvel Toy (Amazon)

I’m not sure we EVER outgrow Legos…great way to de-stress without a screen.

3. Nintendo Switch (Amazon)

has your son been asking for a Nintendo Switch? This innovative gaming system allows players to take their game wherever they want to play – with friends or family on the go.

4. Vuori Workout and Casual Gear (Vuori)

Workout gear that is comfortable to wear to the gym, at school, or around town checks all the boxes and we LOVE Vuori. They make great shorts, t-shirts, long pants and more and their clothes will be a big upgrade for your son if his regular gear needs some updating.

5. Phillips Norelco First Shave Hybrid Electric Shaver (Amazon)

Coated blade reduces shaver burn and protects skin from nicks and cuts.

6. Nike Air Force One (Amazon)

Once he puts them on, he may never take them off.

7. The Boy, the Mole, The Fox and the Horse (Amazon)

The boy, mole, fox and hound

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.



9. Target Flannel Shirt by Goodfellow & Co. (Target)

There is something about a flannel shirt at Christmas time that works so well for a gift. This will be the shirt your son will live in all holiday.

10. Headlights for Crocs (Amazon)

Headlights for crocs (and other types of shoes and hats or bikes) seems like a PERFECT gift for any active teen whose on the go day AND night. For camping, dog walking, hiking or just plain fun. Rechargeable.

11. Wallet for Air Tag (Amazon)

A genius idea! This slim wallet comes with a pocket for an Apple Air Tag so your son’s wallet will never go missing. Well-priced, it is available in 10 colors.

12. Sonic Bomb Extra Loud Alarm Clock (Amazon)

alarm clock

For the heavy sleeper in your family, this alarm clock will do the trick in getting them up in the mornings — adjustable tone and volume, bed-shaker, and red flashing lights.

13. Belkin Dual Wireless Charging Pad (Amazon)

Belkin makes this charging station 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 12 Series, 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. 

14. Light Up Baseball Cap (Amazon)

Your son will love this baseball cap with an LED headlight lamp. he will see and be seen if he is out jogging or biking.



16. Bluetooth Speaker/ Touch Lamp/ Alarm Clock (Amazon)

This multifunctional touch sensor lamp/alarm clock/MP3 player/hands-free calling device would make an excellent gift for your son. With a rechargeable battery, playtime is 8-10 hours.

17. Hover Soccer Toy With LED Lights (Amazon)

hover soccer ball

It is fun to give a toy and watch our older boys have fun like they did when they were little. This hover soccer toy slides on smooth surfaces and has a foam bumper to protect furniture.

18. Sports Team Officially Licensed Fan Gear (Fanatics)

Fanatics has so many different sports team shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and accessories for various teams, including college, NBA, NFL, MLB, Soccer, and much more. Search by team, player, or sport to find the perfect gift.

19. Beanie with Speakers (Amazon)

This beanie includes speakers and a microphone and can be used to listen to music while doing outdoor activities. 

20. Resistance Band Set (Amazon)

Resistance bands

Here’s a great way for your son to work out in a bedroom, dorm room, or while traveling.

21. Universal Yum Box (Amazon)

Choose this box of treats from around the world for an edible gift.

22. Leatherology Slim Wallet (Leatherology)

This top-rated slim bifold wallet is great if your son is ready for a more adult-looking wallet. Add initials for an extra personalized touch.

23. Wifi Smart Led Strip Lights (Amazon)

strip lights

These strip lights do it all — 2, 50′ strips with Wifi app control, Alexa compatibility, lights, and color changes can be synced to music.

24. Lap Desk (Amazon)

This lap desk will make studying at home much more comfortable. With space for a laptop that can be anchored by a ledge, phone holder, and a mousepad, this will be a big upgrade from balancing a computer on his lap.

25. Moon Lamp with 16 Colors (Amazon)

moon light

Another way to add unique lighting to a room is with this “moonlight” with 16 different colors.

26. Marine Layer Reversible Quilted Pullover (Nordstrom)

Marine layer

This reversible pullover by Marine Layer will quickly become his go-to shirt. It’s great-looking, comfortable, warm, and, best of all, reversible. He won’t want to wear anything else-take our word for it.

27. HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset (Amazon)

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. Top rated!

28. Joggers (Nike)

These might be the pants your son will live in throughout the holidays.

29. ESPN Sports Trivia Game (Amazon)

ESPN trivia night


1000s of sports trivia questions to challenge your teen son, his friends, and his family. Works for ages ten and up.

30. Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) (Amazon)


Apple AirPods have become an in-demand device for teens and young adults. Now that Apple has released their 3rd Gen AirPods and the 2nd Gen AirPod Pros, find well-priced 2nd Gen AirPods if you’re looking for a less-costly piece of tech for your son.

31. AirPod (2nd Gen) Silicone Case (Amazon)

AirPods case cover

If you’re buying an AirPod for your son, add an inexpensive silicone case is his favorite color. It will help keep the charging case somewhat protected and will help him differentiate his AirPods from his friends’ AirPods.

32. Car Phone Mount (Amazon)

The last thing we want is for our teens to be distracted by holding their cell phones while driving. This air vent phone holder charges while securely holding the phone in place for the newest iPhones and cases.

33. Vest (Nike)

Vests are among the most versatile types of outerwear and are very popular with our sons. Nike is one of our favorite brands and this one is equipped with PrimaLoft® Thermoplume insulation and water-repellent ripstop fabric to keep warm.

34. Backpack (Nike)

Nike backpacks are incredibly durable, and this one offers plenty of organized space to keep gear in check and ready for the next adventure, even if that’s just getting to and from school or the gym.

35. JBL Clip Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Amazon)

This compact waterproof, and dustproof speaker might be your son’s favorite way to bring sound to any gathering. It comes in several colors, but this camo style is unique. A hard shell case is part of the set.

36. The Driving Book for Teens (Amazon)

driving book for teens

If you have a teen boy who is a new driver or who will soon be behind the wheel, get him this book. Written by a mom of three sons, this well-researched primer talks about safety, car maintenance, and tips for how to pass the written part of their driving exam in a clear, non-boring, non-preachy style. They might react to this book and be much safer as a result.

37. Shashibo Fidget Toy-Award Winning (Amazon)

For the fidgety teen-many patterns to choose from.

Happy shopping and happy holidays, 2023.

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About Mary Dell Harrington

Mary Dell is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author 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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