Raising teenage boys is a challenge in and of itself, but knowing what to get one for a birthday is a whole new difficulty.
Luckily for you, we’ve got your back with this perfect list of 15 of the hottest birthday gifts for teen boys.
We may not have the answers for how to deal with your teen boy’s smelly gym socks or habit of sleeping in until noon, but with these gift ideas, you’re at least sure to make your teenage boy’s next birthday one for the books.
15 Perfect Birthday Gifts for Teen Boys
Sure, you can opt for the cliche gift of the latest video game or a new football, but if you really want to make your teen’s birthday memorable, it’s time to step up your game with some unique gift ideas.
1. Kan Jam: Ultimate Disc Game
Challenging, active, and fun, Kan Jam is a widely popular disc throwing game with very little learning curve required.
This simple game can be played in several different ways depending on the number of people playing. Or, your teen can simply one on one.
While the rules vary depending on the number of players, the basic premise is to throw the disc into a long, narrow hole 50 feet away.
If you think it sounds simple enough, give it a try… You’re sure to be entertained at the surprising challenge. Not to mention, your teen will love it too.
2. Holinox Star Wars Millenium Falcon Lamp
Is your teen a major Star Wars fan? Then this Millenium Falcon lamp is sure to delight their geeky heart.
With 7 different color modes, this lamp will set their room aglow and be sure to bring a smile. After all, not all bedroom lamps can make the “Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs”.
3. Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming Set
Gaming has taken on a whole new level with the ability to interact online with teammates and opponents from all over the world.
For the gamer you love, this set of Logitech G231 Prodigy Gaming headphones are a perfect fit. They work with any gaming console, and your teen will feel legit with the voice pick-up microphone.
4. Plague Inc. The Board Game
The name’s appropriate as the popularity of this board game is spreading like wildfire.
Plague Inc. can be played with 1 to 4 players and is an exciting way to get some one-on-one time with your teen as well. The goal? See who can be the first one to wipe out humanity before the clock runs out.
5. Air Hockey Table
Remember when you used to save up your quarters, head to the arcade, and spend hours playing air hockey?
Well, those days are in the past. If your teen is an old-school arcade fan, click here and for ideas on how you can bring the arcade home with an air hockey table as a gift.
This classic game is a great way for your teen to entertain friends and even better, interact with you.
6. Razor Ripsurf
Does your teen wish you lived a little closer to the beach? Not to worry, you can make up for it with this rad birthday gift, the Razor Ripsurf.
This unique board lets your boy cut around just like he’s riding a real wave. It features a traction pad and kick tail.
The dipstick torsion technology makes for a smooth, fun ride.
7. Smartphone Projector
This is a truly fun gift. Now your son or nephew needs nothing more than his phone and this projector to have his own big-screen film-fest.
The Smartphone projector works great with Apple or Android phones.
Help your teen magnify his movies and photos up to 8 times their size on his phone.
8. Stance Socks
Ok, before you laugh at the socks idea, realize these are the sock of all socks.
Colorful, quality, and high-end at an affordable price, these socks are a guy-favorite. Not to mention, they come in Star Wars versions too.
9. Echo Dot 3rd Edition
Techies will love this gift. The smart speaker is Alexa capable and will make ordering pizza or looking up movie times that much easier for your young man.
10. Wireless Headphones
Great for jogging, biking, boarding, or just chilling, wireless headphones are a practical and fun gift for your teenage boy.
If you haven’t heard of this game yet, it’s time to take your head out of the sand. Spikeball is all the rage and is fun for all ages.
This 2 on 2 game is playable inside or outside. You may remember it from Sharktank as a fun take on volleyball/foursquare mix.
12. Drone with WiFi Camera
Odds are you’re going to have as much fun with this gift as your teen. Take photos, get amazing shots of landscapes, and display all the amazing views right on your phone.
This gift is sure to get your kid outside and leave you with some awesome photos to enjoy.
13. Patagonia Fleece Jacket
Whether your kid is actually into hiking or not, Patagonia wear is always stylish. The fleece jacket is great for layering and will be sure to stay in style for years to come.
It’s good looking, comfortable, and if you shop right, you can find it discounted at an outlet or online.
14. Portable Phone Charger
This may not be the most exotic gift on our list, but this is a definite must-have for all teen boys who own a cell phone.
If your son tends toward the forgetful side then a portable phone charger may be just the thing for him to make sure he’s always prepared for when his phone battery dies.
No outlets necessary.
15. Porter Watch
A nice date night, or a normal day at school, this classy watch goes with anything. Be the one to give your teen his very first “nice watch.”
It’s a masculine gift and a timeless classic.
Choosing the Perfect Gift
These gifts for teen boys are a good bet for any occasion be it a birthday, Christmas, graduation, or just for the heck of it.
Of course, at the end of the day, knowing your teenager and selecting a gift that suits their own interests, needs, or tastes is always best. Just remember, it really is the thought the counts.