We know that teen boys can be some of the most difficult people to find gifts for — we have five 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
These gorgeous headphones by Apple will enable your son to shut out the world around him to study…(we hope) or play games. These wireless headphones offer 20 hours of listening with a single charge. Available in five stunning colors. (THESE are going on my list!)
This reversible pullover by Marine Layer will quickly become his go-to shirt. It’s great-looking, comfortable, warm, and best of all reversible. Now Nordstrom has them for 25% off.
A magnetic dartboard is a safe way to play darts. He can set it up outside, in his room, or in the basement and have a fun game of darts whenever friends are over.
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.
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.
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, Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10+, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy S20+, iPhone 12, iPhone X, iPhone 11 Pro, Galaxy Note 10, iPhone SE 2nd Gen, Apple AirPods 2nd Gen, Galaxy Note 10+, iPhone 12 Pro, Galaxy S10, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 8, Apple AirPods Pro, Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
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.
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.
9. Gaming Chair
Having a comfortable chair for gaming is important to any guy who loves video games.
Fanatics has so many different sports team shirts, hats, sweatshirts, and accessories for a variety of teams including college, NBA, NFL, MLB, Soccer, and much more. Search by team, player, sport to find the perfect gift.
This beanie includes speakers and a microphone and can be used to listen to music while doing outdoor activities.
12. Laptop Sleeve
Not saying that our 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. Available in four colors.
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.
This top-rated slim bifold wallet is a great pick if your son is ready for a more adult-looking wallet. Add initials for an extra personalized touch.
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.
Here is the 2021 set of the game that so many of our teen sons are playing.
17. 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.
Skateboards may never be the same now that they are powered and have a remote-controlled device to help regulate speed.
19. Lap Desk
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.
Another way to add unique lighting to a room is with this “moon light” that has 16 different colors.
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.
One thing that’s been fun for our teens to be able to do is to 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?
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.
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.
If he tends to lose track of his wallet or backpack, he can slide the Tile slim inside and it will tell him the exact location through an app.
Is your son a Harry Potter fanatic? Pottery Barn Teen has an exclusive collection of bedding and decor items that are as imaginative as the books and movies. We think this desk mat could inspire him to be even more creative when he does his homework.
27. Resistance Bands
Here’s a great way for your son to work out in a bedroom, dorm room, or while traveling.
If your teen has an Apple iPhone 12 or 13 series, this Belkin wireless stand with MagSafe technology will charge both devices quickly, wirelessly. Change the orientation of phone to FaceTime or watch videos in landscape. Compatible with iPhone 13, 12, Pro, Pro Max, Mini, AirPods.
29. Sonic Bomb Alarm
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.
30. Car Phone Mount
The last thing in the world we want is for our teens to be distracted by holding their cell phones while driving. This air vent phone holder for the newest iPhones and cases charges while securely holding the phone in place.
Young men need a great tool for shaving and this one is a body shaver, too.
These stip lights do it all — 2, 50′ strips with Wifi app control, Alexa compatibility, lights, and color changes can be synced to music.
33. Patagonia Vest
Vests are among the most versatile types of outerwear and are popular with our sons. Patagonia is a favorite brand and they offer a wide range of styles, materials, and price points. This one is lightweight so could go under a jacket or warm enough to be worn over a sweater.
Patagonia backpacks are incredibly durable and this one is water-resistant, has a padded laptop sleeve and outside pockets to keep water bottles away from tech gear. Your son will love this gift and can replace the grimy one he has been carrying around for years!
Happy shopping and happy holidays, 2021.
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