Last year I wrote up a list of gift ideas for pre-teen and teenage boys. That post has always gotten a good amount of traffic throughout the year but especially as the holidays approach. Apparently I’m not the only one who has difficulty buying for a teenager.
This year is proving to be even more difficult now that my son will be fourteen (!!) a few weeks before Christmas. With Red’s birthday also being in December, we need to come up with double the gift ideas in a short amount of time. I really should start celebrating his half birthday instead so we can get a bit of a brain break. I kid, I kid.
Some of the ideas from last year’s list still stand but I have found some new items to add for a slightly older teen. Turning thirteen and turning fourteen has been a pretty big difference.
Does your teenager have a hard time getting up for school in the morning? Try Clocky the runaway alarm clock. When the alarm goes off he jumps off your nightstand and rolls away, forcing you to get out of bed to chase him! $39.95
What boy doesn’t like Star Wars? Get this decorative clock for $29.99
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for Kindle, Tablet or Smartphone $29.95
Does the teen in your life lose things like mine does? Now in the age of homework being transferred from home to school via flash drive, they’ll never lose their homework again with this cool flash drive that they can wear on their wrist. $19.95
You can attach an iPod Nano 6G to this wrist band and they will have it with them everywhere they go. It will look stylish and it won’t get lost.
Add some style with these laptop decals for just $9.99
What boy doesn’t giggle at toilet humor? Help them organize their desk with this funny organizer for about $12.
Organize balls or even use this as a cool laundry basket. $129.00 from Pottery Barn Teen
My son has ADHD and having something to do with his hands helps keep him from fidgeting. He uses stress balls in school as a concentration tool. Even if the teen in your life doesn’t have ADHD it’s still a cool stocking stuffer. $12.99
Whether you have a teen driver or your younger teen needs a place for his house keys, this is a great little gadget. $25.55
Really cool keychain for car and/or house keys. $35
Is your teen as obsessed with zombies as mine is? I don’t pretend to get the zombie thing but it seems to be popular with almost everyone these days. $12.71
Is the teenager in your life a little on the nerdy side like mine? Maybe he would enjoy the ultimate in geekdom, to learn how to speak Klingon. $12.56
Clothing & Accessories
Minecraft is really hot right now. I know that my son and his friends are Minecraft freaks. $19.99
I want this for myself. It’s got that military look but with the functionality of a backpack. $49