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Gifts for Teenage Boys They'll Actually Like

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Teenage boys can be a handful, but that doesn’t mean gift-shopping for them has to be a challenge. Whether it’s tech to teach and entertain, cool clothes and accessories, or time-honored toys and electronics, our gift guide for teen boys will make shopping a snap for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions.

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Video Camera Sunglasses (aka Spy Shades)
Amazon

Video Camera Sunglasses (aka Spy Shades)

$60 from Amazon
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This gift is for any teen who is a fan of detectives, secret agents, and gadgets. Don these sunglasses, discretely tap the button on the arm, and you'll be able to record audio and video on the sly. A 32 GB memory card is included to store your secrets.

Nintendo Switch
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Nintendo Switch

$300 from Amazon
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Teen boys and video games have gone together like peanut butter and jelly since at least the 1970s. Needless to say, those old Ataris can’t hold a candle to the gaming power of the latest Nintendo Switch. Two game controllers and a docking station are included, but games are sold separately.

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A Hydroflask Water Bottle
Amazon

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

$30 and up from Amazon
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We have it on good authority from actual teenage boys that a Hydro Flask is the only brand of stainless-steel water bottle worth being seen with at school because … reasons. (It doesn’t hurt that Hydro Flask gets exceptionally positive user reviews at Amazon). Choose from standard- or wide-mouth designs in three sizes and more than a dozen colors.

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Apple Watch SE GPS
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Apple Watch SE GPS

$279
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This entry-level Apple Watch would make a good gift for an older teen, especially one who is never, ever on time. Like the pricier Series 6 watch, this one has all the important features, including fitness and sleep tracking, music, message notifications, and a crystal-clear Retina display.

Razor E300 Electric Scooter
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Razor E300 Electric Scooter

$280 from Amazon
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Scooters have been a hot holiday gift for years, but there are still plenty of teens who have never owned one. Maybe this is the year to change that. This Razor scooter can accomodate riders up to 220 pounds, has a top speed of 15 mph, and can run for 40 minutes on a full charge

Apple AirPods Pro
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Apple AirPods Pro

$220 from Amazon
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There are earbuds and then there are Apple AirPods. These top-of-the-line earbuds are a perennial bestseller at Amazon (50,000 glowing reviews and counting). They’ve got active noise canceling so he can tune out the world when he needs to focus on important stuff, such as remote classwork (or talking with his buddies). They come with a charging case for up to 24 hours of battery life, and they’re water-resistant.

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NCAA Collegiate Fleece Blanket
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Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station
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Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station

$40 from Amazon
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Boys can be so disorganized sometimes. Get 'em organized with this charging station, equipped with six slots and cables that can charge Apple devices, Androids, Kindles, the Nintendo Switch, and any other USB device.

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Lego Mos Eisley Cantina
Lego

Lego Mos Eisley Cantina

$350 from Lego
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Boys of all ages love Legos — even the fully grown ones with sons of their own. And boys who are also “Star Wars” fans will love this new-for-2020 Lego kit of the iconic intergalactic cantina from the original film. With more than 3,100 pieces, this kit will keep ’em occupied for light years.

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F in Exams
Uncommon Goods

F in Exams

$8.50 from Uncommon Goods
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Of course they need to study and do well in school! But there’s something to be said for a little outside-the-box thinking, too. This book collects 250 of the most clever, unusual, and hilarious wrong answers from student exams.

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Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit
Amazon
Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic
Amazon

Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic

$50 from Amazon
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Know an aspiring podcaster or gamecaster? Then get 'em this USB microphone, and they'll be able to run their mouth for hours as they're glued to their computers. 

Official NASA Logo Pullover Hoodie
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Official NASA Logo Pullover Hoodie

$28 from Amazon
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Give that Space Force cadet wannabe this hoodie so he can show off his love of all things astronomical. This unisex cotton-polyester hoodie is available in black, dark heather, and heather gray, in sizes from small to 2XL.

A Mini Shower Speaker
Amazon

A Mini Shower Speaker

$20 on Amazon
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Save him from ruining his phone in the shower with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker such as this one. It attaches to a shower wall with a suction cup and has a hook for hanging on the shower curtain rod.

Holy Stone GPS Drone
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Holy Stone GPS Drone

$117 from Amazon
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Wannabe pilots (drone or aircraft) can get a taste of flight with a beginner quadcopter drone like this one. It comes equipped with a high-def camera to shoot video and stills, has a flight range of nearly 1,000 feet and can fly for up to 26 minutes on a full charge, plus it can be programmed to return home automatically using GPS. A carrying bag is included.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Instant Film Camera
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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Instant Film Camera

$177 from Amazon
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Instant film is so old that it’s new again. Shoot and edit pictures like you would with a digital camera, choose your favorite shot, add filters, or create collages, then print out the result. (Just don’t shake it like a Polaroid picture.)

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An Acrylic Watch Hat
Carhartt

An Acrylic Watch Hat

$17 from Carhartt
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In cold weather or warm, these watch hats are a fashion must-have for young guys. Made of stretchy acrylic rib-knit fabric, they come in more than 20 colors.

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Burrito Blanket
Amazon
Madden NFL 21
Amazon

Madden NFL 21

Varies from Amazon
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If he loves football and gaming, get him the latest iteration of this long-running video game classic. Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and online gaming.

Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack
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Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Pack

$249 from Amazon
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This kit includes everything a curious young musician needs to start learning how to play the electric guitar: amplifier, cables, picks, gig bag, and of course, the guitar itself. Reviewers say the Epiphone is fairly easy for a newbie to play, and owners say it gets plenty loud for a beginner to make all the noise he wants.

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JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$90 from Amazon
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He can stream up to 12 hours of music on this Bluetooth speaker and, with a range of 33 feet, take the tunes to go. It’s also water resistant and available in six colors.

Cable Bites
Urban Outfitters

Cable Bites

$6 from Urban Outfitters
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These cute critters — dog, cat, pig, rabbit, polar bear, and chameleon — go on the ends of phone chargers, giving fingers something grippy and durable to grasp while protecting the plug ends from breakage.

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A Cool Graphic Tee
Hot Topic

A Cool Graphic Tee

$23 and up from Hot Topic
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What teenage boy doesn’t have a closet full of graphic T-shirts? Some of the selections at Hot Topic are a bit much, but devote some time to browsing and you’ll unearth some awesome retro-style tees that could just as easily appeal to some adults we know.

Adafruit 2769 Circuit Playground Express
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Adafruit 2769 Circuit Playground Express

$118 from Amazon
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Wannabe electrical engineers and budding young programmers can learn the basics of JavaScript and CircuitPython as they build projects that range from robotics to wearables and more with this kit. When they’re done, they can recycle the parts into their next project.

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Furmax Office and Gaming Chair
Amazon
The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information
Amazon

The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information

$13 from Amazon
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Give that nerd in the backseat of the family car this book, and he’ll stay occupied from now until the next rest area. Just expect a barrage of “Did you knows ...” and “You won’t believes …” as he shares what he’s learned on the rest of the trip.

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Audio-Technica Bluetooth Stereo Turntable
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Audio-Technica Bluetooth Stereo Turntable

$150 from Amazon
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Know a young music lover who’s streaming tunes all the time? Introduce them to the pleasure of music that you can actually hold: the long-playing record. And give them a turntable to play that vinyl on. This portable record player can be plugged into an amplifier with the included RCA cables or stream music via Bluetooth.

Crew Socks
Amazon
A Gift Card to Their Favorite Store
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