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Picking out a gift for a teenage boy is no easy task. Most teenagers already have so much — games, clothes, gadgets, and more. What else could he possibly want? Teenage boys don’t just have an excess of stuff, they’re also pretty picky. They know just what they want and aren’t afraid to tell you if you’ve missed the mark. So, how do you shop for a teen boy?
How to Choose a Gift for a Teen Boy
While finding a gift for a teenage boy can be challenging, it isn’t impossible. First, check in with the teenage boy in question. He can probably give you one or two ideas of things he wants as gifts. If that conversation leaves you empty handed, you can still check in with him about his favorite activities. His current hobbies and interests can be a goldmine for potential gift ideas. If neither of these options has sparked the perfect gift idea, there’s one classic that can never go wrong: something delicious. If teenage boys are any one thing, it’s hungry. After all, he’s a growing boy, and growing boys need to eat.
If you some inspiration for the teenage boy in your life, here are ten gift ideas he’s sure to love:
This delightful box includes strawberries, apples, and bananas covered in gourmet white and semisweet chocolate. It’s the perfect gift for a teen boy who has no idea what he wants.
If the teenage boy in your life is a baseball fan, this arrangement is for him. It’s packed with all his fresh fruit favorites and topped with a baseball donut made from Granny Smith apple covered in delicious gourmet semisweet chocolate.
This super-comfortable fleece sweatshirt will take the teenage boy in your life wherever he wants to go — hiking trails, band practice, or playing basketball with his friends. It’s lightweight, breathable, and quick drying.
Make sure the teen in your life gets his daily eight glasses of water. Made with BPA-free plastic and stainless steel, this wide-mouth water bottle is made for intense hydration.
A laser cut out of a real vinyl record, this clock is sure to make any Star Wars lover’s day. It displays some of the series’ most iconic scenes and is a truly unique piece he’s sure to love.
If the teen in your life spends a lot of time on his favorite devices, these blue light blocking glasses are a must. They block 97% of the dangerous blue light that is emitted from electronic screens and helps reduce eye strain and improve his sleep.
This book will inspire and motivate your teenage boy to get up, get out, and enact personal and social change in the world. It’s all about resisting the cultural myths that limit teens’ potential and, instead, using those teenage years as a launchpad for life.
Make sure your teen is never without power for his mobile devices with this portable charger. It provides up to two full charges of your smartphone and can recharge itself from the power of the sun (solar panel sold separately).
Got a teen who loves working with his hands and putting things together? This robotics kit allows you to build 60 working machines, including those with levers, wheels and axles, pulleys, and more advanced gears and linkages.
Sleek and streamlined, lightweight and durable, this backpack is designed to be comfortable for long distances, even with a lot of heavy cargo. It’s just as perfect for a day-long hiking trip as it is for carting heavy textbooks to school.
Any of these fun and creative, out of this world gift ideas will impress the teenage boy on your list.