More Gift Ideas for Teenage Boys
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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.
Check out Even More Gift Ideas for Teenage Boys for my ideas for 2014 and my Gifts for Teenage Boys Pinterest board for an ongoing list.
Clocky the runaway alarm clock
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
iLuv Wireless Bluetooth speaker
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for Kindle, Tablet or Smartphone $29.95
OnHand 8GB USB Flashdrive Wristband
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
iWatch wrist strap for iPod Nano 6G
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.
Sports Storage Basketball Hoop
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
Surviving the Zombie Outbreak: The Official Zombie Survival Field Manual
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
This is a great list! I know my teenager would love the key holder gadget, he’s always losing his house keys and worrying us!
These are too cool! Especially the “Runaway Alarm Clock”! THAT will get them out of the bed! I wish I had this when my daughter was in HS, it was a major chore waking her up! But I know this would have done the trick!
My son has some of these already and loves them. I hadn’t seen the Darth stress ball, but I’m adding it to our list. Thanks
Not for everyone, but my son really likes getting stock. (Not the oneshare decorative type) He likes VERY slowly building up a portfolio, and the risk is less than the toy that will be thrown away or clothes that are outgrown.
We absolutely love Think Geek. For quirky shirts I’ve been getting many from Bustedtees.com They often have deals on LivingSocial or check out their daily deals.
Stock is a good idea. My son is good about putting birthday and Christmas money in his savings account but this is something worth exploring.
Disney was the first we did. They have a monthly withdraw program that makes it very affordable. You can check it out here: http://thewaltdisneycompany.com/content/shareholder-faqs
With our recently turned 16-year-old, we’ve been looking at a really nice wallet to store all of his recently acquired “cards”; drivers license, student ID, bus card, first bank card,etc.
But I love the alarm clock that runs away. I don’t know how many times I’ve stood at the door of his room tossing things at him to try to get him to roll out of bed!
A wallet is a great idea. My son has one and likes having it even if at only 13 he just uses it for lunch money and his library card.