Our review of the top 10 best gifts for teenage boys can take some of the mystery out of shopping for kids between the ages of 12 to 16. It can be hard to determine what kids this age are into. Trends come and go, and what’s hot last year may be lame this season. To help make your shopping experience less of a hassle, we’ve compiled a definitive list that has something for nearly every teenage boy. The trick to finding the right gift for kids this age is to look at their interests and choose items that stand the test of time. Take a few moments and check out our favorite picks.
1. 71-Inch Soft Flannel Burrito Blanket
You really can’t go wrong with this round soft flannel blanket that turns any teen into a giant human burrito. Kids this age love humor, and the burrito blanket has that covered. In addition to being hilarious, it’s also practical —it’s a well-known fact that boys this age enjoy wrapping themselves in a blanket and turning off the world. Perfect for just about any 12-16-year-old on your list, the burrito blanket will bring a smile to his face.
2. The Good Hurt Fuego: A Hot Sauce Gift Set for Hot Sauce Lover’s
Another well-known fact about teen boys is that they really appreciate all things hot and spicy. Why? We may never know. However, this hot sauce gift set by Thoughtfully Gifts is sure to give you a lot of “bang” for your buck. For starters, it comes all wrapped up like a bundle of dynamite, which is pretty novel all by itself. Inside, there are seven different varieties of hot sauce inspired by some of the hottest peppers on the planet, with flavors ranging from mild to blazing hot. Each bottle contains three ounces of “The Good Hurt Fuego” hot sauce.
3. Apple Air Pods With Charging Case
A new set of Apple air pods is a sure bet for any teen with an iPhone, and the latest model makes an ideal gift that will be appreciated for a long time to come. They charge fast right in the case, and the case itself can be connected to a lighting cable. With the new H1 chip, these air pods are an improvement on the last model as they pair with your teens’ devices super-fast. As soon as he puts them in his ears, they start playing. Remove them, and the audio stops. They provide five hours of listening time on a single charge, and 15 minutes in the case charges them for an additional three hours. Rich and high-quality voice and audio make this one of the best gifts for teen boys we have found so far.
4. 18-Inch Viper Shot King Regulation Bristle Steel Tip Dartboard Set
This regulation dartboard set by GLD products is the real deal. Kids at this age have surpassed safety darts like magnets and velcro and are ready for a grown-up game of darts. Provided they are mature enough to handle it; this is a gift that will instill self-confidence and get them away from their screens for a while. Durable and made-to-last, the board is made from compressed sisal bristle fibers. Included with your purchase are two sets of steel-tip darts (a total of six) and mounting hardware so your favorite teen can start playing right away.
5. TIJN Blue Light Blocking Square Nerd Eyeglasses
If your favorite teen boy is an avid gamer or computer geek, these are a must for protecting his eyes. They come in your choice of 15 colors, and the retro square shape been rated as “most stylish” despite the name. Super light, these frames are designed to block out blue light that comes from the many screens kids use every day. Blue light is difficult for human eyes to filter, and too much exposure can cause headaches, eye strain, and even eye damage over time. TIJN’s blue light blocking glasses are an inexpensive gift for teen boys and are backed by a 90-day quality guarantee.
6. Anker Powercore 10000 Ultra-Compact Portable Charger
This power bank by Anker Powercore is the perfect choice for phone-loving boys, ages 12 and up. Lightweight and small, it can charge an iPhone three and a half times or a Samsung Galaxy twice on a single charge. With its exclusive Voltage Boost and Power IQ, it is one of the fastest chargers on the market. The charger comes with a travel pouch, a micro USB cable, a welcome guide, and an 18-month warranty. Choose from black, blue, red, or white.
7. Bluetooth Beanie Hat
A stylish beanie is always appreciated, but a beanie with Bluetooth technology built right in? That’s an excellent gift! This hat comes in your choice of black or grey and features an upgraded 4.2 Bluetooth chip, which offers the most reliable and stable connection to date. Crisp, clean sound provides output up to 110 decibels. A 250mAh Lithium battery provides juice for up to 20 continuous hours, and you can remove the electronics to wash the hat. The hat comes neatly packaged in a premium gift box.
8. Spikeball 3 Ball Kit
If you haven’t heard, Spikeball is the newest craze in human-powered gaming. If your teen is the athletic type, this comprehensive spikeball set makes a perfect gift. The package contains the playing net, three spikeballs, a rule book, and a drawstring carrying bag. It has foldable legs that add to its durability and make it easy to transport from place to place. Plus, Spikeball offers a lifetime warranty on their sets, so if anything breaks—ever—they will provide a full replacement at no cost.
9. Men’s Winter Thermal Fleece Lining Knit Slipper Socks
These thermal-fleece lined knit slipper socks make an inexpensive gift for teen boys and young men. Nearly everyone appreciates these thick warm socks, which are perfect for lounging around the house and gaming, watching movies, or relaxing. Made of 100 percent polyester, they are made to last and have a soft fleece lining that keeps feet toasty. The socks come in several different colors and patterns so you can choose something that suits your favorite teen. One-size-fits-all.
10. Ocean Wave LED Projector with Adjustable Lightness and Remote Control
Kids this age love cool lighting of any kind, and the Ocean Wave LED Projector by GoerTek is an ideal choice for even the pickiest young man. Reasonably priced, it features eight lighting modes that project all around the walls of the room, providing a surreal glow in his choice of color and brightness levels. The included remote lets your teen control it right from his bed, and it features six natural sounds to help him get to sleep. Additionally, the speaker can be paired with his phone via the enclosed audio cable so he can play his own choice of music during the light show. A one-year warranty makes this one of the top gifts for teen boys.
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By BCR Staff