Gifts For Teenage Boys They'll Actually Like
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Gifts for Teenage Boys They'll Actually Like

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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 he'd love a bluetooth speaker, video game, or something more unique, our gift guide for teen boys will make shopping a snap for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions.


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Nintendo Switch
Amazon

Nintendo Switch

$299 and up 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. Games are sold separately.

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A Personal Message From His Favorite Celebrity

Price varies from Cameo
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Give him a gift he will never forget: a personal video message from his favorite actor, athlete, musician, reality TV personality, or other celeb — which can then be shared on his social media platform of choice. There are literally thousands of famous (and not-so-famous) people to choose from on Cameo, and prices vary accordingly.

We Rate Dogs! The Card Game
Amazon

We Rate Dogs! The Card Game

$19 from Amazon
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Here's one for the kiddo who loves his doggo and board games. WeRateDogs has amassed a nearly 9-million-strong Twitter following by offering excessively high ratings (e.g., 15/10), plus accompanying commentary, on user-submitted photos of their dogs. In the card game version, three to six players compete to be crowned Best in Show.


Related: Fun and Useful Gifts for Dog-Obsessed Humans

Hydro Flask Water Bottle
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Hydro Flask Water Bottle

$25 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.

Carpool Karaoke Mic
Singing Machine

Carpool Karaoke Mic

$60 from Singing Machine

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With this wireless microphone, Carpool Karaoke fans can recreate their favorite James Corden moments on their next road trip. It pairs with an FM station on a car's radio, and raucous roadtrippers can rock out for hours of fun and singing. With the latest 2.0 version, the mic's been given a boost with new voice changing effects, sound effects, and the option to add a second microphone for duets. Choose from either gold or rose gold. 

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)
Amazon

Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen)

$240 and up from Amazon

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If you want to give an up-to-date Apple Watch without dropping $400 on the Series 8, take a look at the more budget-friendly SE. It still has all the important features, including fitness and sleep tracking, music, message notifications, and a crystal-clear Retina display.


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Razor E300 Electric Scooter
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Razor E300 Electric Scooter

$319 and up 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.

AirPods Pro With MagSafe
Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)

$240 from Amazon

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There are earbuds and then there are Apple AirPods. These have active noise canceling, so he can tune out the world when he needs to focus while working on homework or (more likely) gaming.


Related: Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Official NASA Logo Pullover Hoodie
Amazon

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.

Iowa State Blanket
Amazon

Collegiate Fleece Blanket

$23 and up from Amazon
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Whether he's aiming to attend or just follows their sports teams, this university-themed blanket is a great way to show his true colors. At 45 by 60 inches, it's a great size for keeping cozy on the couch or at the stadium.


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Fender Squier Stratocaster Guitar Bundle
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Fender Squier Stratocaster Guitar Bundle

$290 and up from Amazon
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This kit includes everything a curious young musician needs to start learning how to play the electric guitar: mini-amplifier, cable, picks, gig bag, and of course, the guitar itself.

Lego Mos Eisley Cantina
Lego

Lego Mos Eisley Cantina

$400 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 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.

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

$220 from Best Buy
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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.


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Holy Stone GPS Drone
Amazon

Holy Stone GPS Drone

$150 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.

Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station
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Hercules Tuff Fast Charging Station

$45 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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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

Xenvo Smartphone Pro Lens Kit

$40 from Amazon
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This clip-on kit comes with a wide-angle lens for impressive landscapes, a macro lens perfect for close-ups, and an LED to throw some light on the subject of their next social media post.

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.

iFox Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Amazon

Bluetooth Shower Speaker

$35 from Amazon

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Save him from ruining his phone in the shower with a waterproof Bluetooth speaker like this one. It’s also suitable for use poolside, when boating, or when working out in inclement weather. 

Bushnell Falcon Binoculars
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Bushnell Falcon Binoculars

$33 from Amazon
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Young hunters, campers, anglers, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds need a second set of eyes. Backed by the Bushnell brand, these lightweight binoculars are built for outdoor use and come with a case.

Madden NFL 23
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Madden NFL 23

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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 PC.

JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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JBL Flip 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

$105 and up from Amazon
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He can stream up to 12 hours of music on this Bluetooth speaker and, with a rugged IP67 waterproof rating, take the tunes to the beach or pool. It’s also available in eight colors.

Fish Flops
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Fish Flops

$18 and up from Amazon
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If he's is into fishing, or even if he isn't, a pair of these colorful flip-flops will leave them reeling, as their feet will have newfound allure. The Fish Flops have been deemed by one customer to be "hilariously weird and surprisingly comfortable."

Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool
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Leatherman Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool

$61 and up from Amazon
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He'll never be caught unprepared for an emergency with this handy Leatherman keychain. It's got nine tools, including a bottle opener, file, and knife, plus pliers, scissors, screwdrivers, and a wire cutter. It's also available in three handle colors: red, blue, or black.

A Cool Graphic Tee
Hot Topic

A Cool Graphic Tee

$9 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.

Furmax Office and Gaming Chair
Amazon

Furmax Office and Gaming Chair

$60 and up from Amazon
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Gamers need a chair that’s comfy enough to settle in for the long haul, and this high-backed Furmax gaming chair is Amazon’s top seller, which ought to count for something. The height can be adjusted, and unlike some chairs, this one also tilts backward.

Crew Socks
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Amazon Gift Card
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

$70 from Amazon

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If your teen plays video games, there's a good chance he'll want the most recent Call of Duty. While most games in the franchise are more or less the same, this one stands out for its two-year development cycle and technological advancements in AI and vehicles.

Philips Hue Smart Lightstrip
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Philips Hue Smart Lightstrip

$122 and up from Amazon

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Whether your teen is an aspiring  streamer or just wants to spruce up his room, this Philips Hue Lightstrip has everything you need to set up some intense mood lighting. The strip can emit 16 millions colors and is Bluetooth compatible.

Frigidaire Retro Mini Fridge
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Frigidaire Retro Mini Fridge

$30 and up from Amazon

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This ultra-compact mini fridge comes in four colors and looks rad thanks to its retro design, making it a fun addition to any room. While it only holds nine cans, the fridge itself is portable, meaning he can take it when he moves for college.

PopSocket Phone Grip
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PopSocket Phone Grip

$8 and up from Amazon

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Chances are your teen is glued to his phone. While we don't necessarily want to encourage that, a PopSocket grips is a genuinely useful tool that makes an affordable stocking stuffer. He can prop up his phone to watch videos, stabilize the camera while taking photos, or just use it to make texting easier.


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