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Teenagers can be a tough crowd to buy gifts for. Their ever-evolving tastes and trends can make buying them a gift they'll love no easy task. When it comes to birthdays, Christmas, or even graduation, you can be left thinking, What can I get him? Here's where a little thinking outside the box is definitely needed to help you find those gifts that are not only cool and fun but also somewhat practical and useful. Whether you're a parent, relative, or friend, our curated list is designed to make your gift search a whole lot easier.
We know that teens, particularly boys, can have wide-ranging interests that can go from gaming and sports to music, technology, and beyond. Some of them could be passionate hobbyists, while others might be budding intellectuals, book lovers, or sports fanatics.
To help make this process easier, we've scoured the internet for some of the best gifts for teenage boys that you'll want to add to your cart. We also tossed some unique gifts into the mix because variety is the spice of life. And the best part? They are all under $100, so you can either go big with one hefty gift or opt for a few smaller ones at lower price points. Whichever you choose, rest assured that these gifts will actually get a teenage boy to crack a smile upon opening. Get ready to explore our top picks and make your gift shopping experience a breeze!
Guys Write for Guys Read
Being a teenage boy can be a time of internal searching for self. Hearing from those they look up to can help them navigate these years to find their own voice. In this book, some of the world's most-loved male authors impart their wise words and years of experience and wisdom, writing about what it means to be a guy.
1080P Full HD Supported Mini Video Projector
Does he love watching or making videos for social media? Or is he a budding movie buff? This high-quality mini video projector is something anyone and everyone can enjoy. If he'd much rather binge-watch his favorite shows in his den, he can do so with this fully HD-supported projector. A 210-inch large projected screen gives an immersive almost-movie-theater experience right at home. What's more, it can easily be connected to multiple devices, including laptops, smart phones, tablets, USB drives, and X-Box.
Leather Mini Wallet
Maybe it's time he ditched the grubby fraying wallet on a chain and upgrade to this compact yet mighty mini wallet. Made of smooth leather with a natural glossy finish, this wallet holds between 4 and 6 cards safely (it's RFID/NFC protected), with enough space for up to 4 more cards and banknotes.
Core Reusable Smart Notebook
Innovative and eco-friendly, this resuable smart notebook means he can keep on top of his classes and creative or personal thoughts, and make mistakes without having to waste a single sheet of paper. He will be able to scan notes to the cloud, then wipe pages clean with the cloth (included). Lightweight and versatile, if he is a writer, drawer, doodler, or scribbler, this is the gift for him.
6-Can Beverage Cooler Mini Fridge
Teenagers often love to hunker down in their bedroom for hours at a time. Keep them happy and hydrated with this compact fridge. They can keep up to 6 cans of their favorite flavored water or soda chilled and within easy reach.
The truth is often stranger than fiction, and this is definitely the case when it comes to the brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler, enemy siblings behind the iconic sneaker brands Adidas and Puma. If he loves sneakers, modern history, and a bit of drama, this book about a family feud is for him.
Portable Exercise Equipment with 16 Gym Accessories
Many teenagers get really into physical fitness and strength building. With this all-in-one portable gym, he can train and gain in the comfort of his own bedroom or the garage. And at such a great price, it's much more of a safe investment than gym membership.
Beginners Wood Burning Kit
The crafty and creative guy will love getting his hands on this wood burning kit. Designed with beginners in mind, this kit includes everything a budding wood burning champion will need to follow his new passion.
Fold-Up Travel Backpack
Whether it's for a birthday or summer camp season, you can't go wrong with a backpack. Unlike most backpacks, this water-resistant one isn't bulky and actually folds up for easy storage when not in use. It's large enough to carry bottles, clothes, umbrellas, and other daily necessities.
Roq Innovation Headlight Hat LED Baseball Cap
Teenage boys tend to love baseball caps, and this one stands out for its built-in light. Whether they are out walking the dog at night or walking home from a friend's house in the evening, this hat can keep them safe and noticeable to drivers and other pedestrians.
Green Bay Packers Crew Neck
Is your teenage boy a sports fan? 47Brand has a variety of different sports teams to pick from, making it a great choice for teenagers. Made from a cotton and polyester blend, this crew neck will keep their body warm while repping the Packers.
Pokémon - Pikachu PopOut
Teenagers are notorious for always being on their phones, whether texting their friends and filming TikTok videos. This Pikachu PopSocket provides a place to hold a phone or watch videos on the go. Plus, it can showcase a bit of their personality and can be swapped out for others when they get tired of it.
One Mobile Gaming Controller
This mobile gaming controller turns a smartphone into a gaming device with buttons, triggers, and thumb sticks. Since it's cordless and chargeless, it can be brought anywhere a phone goes for instant gaming.
Breakfast Sandwich Maker
By the time they reach 17 years old, many teenage boys will have a strong sense of independence. This sandwich maker can help them hone that skill in the kitchen as they make breakfast sandwiches on their own with its multi-tiered design that works in minutes.
EasyRinse Anti-Clogging Men's Disposable Razors
Starting to shave is a rite of passage for many teens. Whether they have been shaving for a while or just starting to grow some fine hairs on their upper lip, a decent razor is a great gift. This anti-clog one allows for a sharp and clean shave without unwanted irritation and razor bumps.
Hair Paste Pomade
Some teenage boys need to do a little more than a shake-and-go with their hair in the morning. This pomade works to keep hair styled and neatly in place, whether that's for a quiff, spikes, or slicked-back look.
Banana Stuffer Kitchen Gadget
For a more fun gift, opt for this banana stuffer that can fill a banana with Nutella or peanut butter. Not only is it easy to use, it's easy to clean, so there's no mess left behind once they get the hang of it.
Vintage Bluetooth Portable Suitcase Record Player
For those teenagers who are old souls, they might appreciate a retro record player. This suitcase-style turntable with built-in speakers can play vinyl records of favorite artists and is easily transported.
Skincare Mini Fridge
Contrary to popular belief, many teenage boys actually want to take good care of their skin. This is tiny enough to be placed in a bedroom, bathroom, or man cave to hold skincare products or cans of soda, depending on what it's being used for.
Classic Bean Bag Chair
When it's time to hang out with friends, a bean bag chair is the way to go. It can be propped it in front of the television or next to the couch for extra seating as they watch TV or play video games. Plus, its stain-resistant fabric is designed to handle any spills, making it a standout gift.
Star Wars Baby Yoda Backpack
Star Wars memorabilia is for people of all ages, especially teenagers who are fans of the films. This bag is small enough to take for those daily outings while having two zipper pockets to hold keys, wallets, umbrellas, trading cards, and more.
Bluetooth V5.2 Wireless Knit Winter Beanie
For the teen who is passionate about his tunes, this beanie is a fashionable way to listen to music, with its built-in Bluetooth headphones that can be used in the winter when a traditional headset won't do.
300-Thread Count Weighted Blanket
Being a teenager can be stressful, and any form of relief can be beneficial. This weighted blanket is available in 15, 20, and 25 pounds and feels like a warm hug when placed on the body. Plus, its breathable fabric makes it suitable for hot sleepers.
Light Mode Snacking Tool
Teenagers can be busy, whether that's playing video games or doing homework. They can also be hungry and want to munch on snacks. To make doing both at the same time easier, these chopsticks allow one to eat and type without getting fingers dirty and making a mess on keyboards and gaming controls.
Bobo's Oat Bars Original
Many teenagers sleep through their alarm and are in a hurry to get to school or sports practice. In these scenarios, they might not have time for breakfast, but these oat bars can be lifesavers. They are available in a plethora of flavors, from original to chocolate chip, and will give them the energy they need till their next meal.
Drone with 1080P Camera
Amazon is home to thousands of products and gifts, but this drone takes the cake. Teenage boys are always looking for ways to be adventurous, and this drone does just that and more. It can see not only what's in front of it but also directly beneath it. And unlike other drones, this one is under $100, so you don't have to break the bank finding a gift they'll love.
Slim Minimalist Elastic Wallet
Getting a debit card is pretty standard during the teenage years, and this wallet can help keep them organized. Instead of shoving loose cash and cards in their pockets, this lightweight wallet holds everything in place in a compact unit that can be kept in a bag or a pocket.
Delightfully Useless Trivia Card Game Set
Some teens love trivia, and it's never a bad thing to know extra tidbits of information. This card set has over 200 "useless trivia" questions and can be played at a birthday party, graduation party, or holiday dinner with the family.