Discover the ultimate list of the best gifts for teenage boys in 2022. I promise you it's the best list you will find on the Internet!
At the time of writing my son is 15 years old and I have been writing about the best gifts for teenage boys for many years now.
This list is based on information in 3 areas
- Years of feedback of the actual gifts people buy teenage boys after writing articles on the best gifts for teen boys
- The gifts my 15 year old son (Ethan) likes, the items he uses and wants this Christmas (2022). My son is likes gaming, reading and wants to improve his fitness.
- Feedback from 17 year old Joe - who's sporty, plays soccer, likes digital art and also likes gaming. Many of his gift ideas were soccer themed gifts which are included in this article - the rest are featured below.
- Feedback from a couple of Ethan's teen friends.
Every teenage boy is different and obviously every teenage boy won't want or like every item on this list. However, you will find something! We have gifts for sporty boys, gamers, new drivers, boys who love music and lots more!
Manual To Manhood
Year after year, the Manual for Manhood is the top selling gift for teenage boys on all my articles.
The book is ideal to give teen boys. It teaches all those functional skills that they don't get taught at school and parents don't always have the time to show them.
They discover things like how to wear cologne correctly · grill a steak · tie a tie · manage money · talk to a girl · plan a date · write a résumé · ask for a reference · clean a bathroom · throw darts · change a tire · behave during a traffic stop · fold a shirt · clear a sink drain · find a stud in a wall.
The book contains one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know. With great illustrations and supporting social media, if you're going to buy a teenage boy a book for Christmas, this is the one to get!
Iron Gym Pull Up Bar
My 15 year old son is very keen to improve his physique. We have on of these at home and he uses for pull ups.
You can put the pull up bar in most doorways. It instantly attaches to or removes from your door frame, so he can use it in his bedroom and take it down when he's finished. The heavy-duty steel construction supports up to 300 pounds.
It's ideal for an upper body workout. He can use it for wide grip grip push- ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, sit-ups, dips, arm and shoulder exercises. 10 minutes everyday and he'll soon be on his way to a powerful upper body.
Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker
Another top selling gift for teenage boys is this portable bluetooth speaker. The handy speaker can connect to his phone and play music, podcasts, audiobooks or anything else he wants to listen to.
It's water proof and can be fully immersed up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes underwater. He can even use it anywhere, in his bedroom, in a car, while hiking, camping, at friends houses or even in the shower!
The rechargeable battery guarantees up to 12 hours playtime at 70% volume. It recharges within 3 hours.
Are you looking for the perfect stocking filler for a teen? If so check out the reaction ball. It's ideal to prepare for any sport. The unique shape of the ball means that when you throw it against a surface, you can't predict where it will bounce to. Using it helps improve reaction accuracy and times. It also improves alertness, and enhance agility.
Train solo by throwing the reaction ball against a wall or work with a partner to create drills with extreme and unexpected flight paths.
If he has an Apple phone, a pair of AirPods make a fantastic gift. My son is always watching to YouTube videos on his iPhone and Airpods mean that we don't have to listen to the sound from these videos when he's watching them at home.
The AirPods give quick access to Siri by saying “ Hey Siri ”. With more than 24 hours total listening time with the charging case, effortless setup, in-ear detection, and automatic switching it's difficult to find a better pair of in ear pods.
Tozo Mini Wireless Earbuds
Let's face it, Apple Airpods are pricey so if you're looking for a more affordable wireless earbuds, check out these ones by Tozo. They can pair with both Apple or Android phones.
They are light and comfortable too wear and offer a secure fit, making these great for sport, workouts and the gym.
Dual ear touch control, provides convenient operation on volume control, previous/next song, pause and answer calls along as well as voice assistant control
Additionally they present a powerful and wide sound range.
LED Strip Lights for Bedroom
The LED strip lights were a gift idea suggested by 17 year old Joe and on reflection these would make a fantastic gift for teens of all ages who want to jazz up their bedroom.
They look great behind a TV or computer screen, by the bed or around a desk.
The light strips featured have a music sync function, built-in sensitivity adjustable mic so the Led light color will change with the rhythm of the sound and music.
They are easy to attach. Just stick the led strips on a clean, dry surface and start enjoying the strip lighting
Adult Slides Sandal
Another suggestion from my 17 year old source are Adidas sliders.
These are great for so many uses, in the gym, shower, on the beach or for just general chilling around the home. They are easy to slide on at home if you need to slip out for a few minutes. Plus they are on trend too.
Lightning Reaction Reloaded - Shocking Game
The Lightning Reaction Reloaded game is a hoot! Most teenage boys will think this is hilarious and it's funny for other adults to play too. There are different levels of shock, so you can just play on the lowest level for an easier game.
How to play - Each player grabs a handle from the base. Press the button in the center, watch the red light blink and listen to the suspenseful music play. Wait for it…..when the red light turns green GO. Press the trigger button as quickly as possible. Be the last to react and get the electric shock.
SANROCK U52 Drone with 1080P HD Camera
A drone is a fun gadget for most teen boys. The drone featured has a built-in 1080P HD Camera with 90° adjustable angle and FPV Real-Time transmission. This allows him to see real time first-person-view on the app. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card. You edit HD footage and directly upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad.
It really is fun to fly and can perform 360° flips and rolls. It's also a good choice for beginners. He can press the “One Key Start/Landing” button so the drone will take-off or land automatically. There are 2 speed switches. The low speed drone suitable for kids and beginners. The high speed drone suitable for adults and profession operation. It also features One Key Return, press the button in emergency situations and get it returned to you, so it can't be lost.
LEGO Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet 75277 Building Kit
I was surprised when Joe (my 17 year old source) suggested this lego set. I thought most teenage boys have outgrown legos but it turns out that is most definitely not the case.
This 625 piece Lego Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet building kit is part of a lego collection for adults and teenagers. It would make a great gift for teenage boy who love legos and enjoy a challenge.
He also suggested the Star Wars Millenium Falcon lego set.
Razer Kraken X Ultralight Gaming Headset
One of the items my 15 year old son has asked for this Christmas is a new gaming headset. His current headset is probably one of the most used items in his bedroom, so it's fair to ask for a new and upgraded one.
The Razer Kraken X headset is the lightest ever Kraken headset (around 40% lighter than the competition). This makes is very comfortable to wear for a long period of time.
It also features a bendable noise cancelling microphone: A cardioid mic reduces background and ambient noises for crystal-clear communication.
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
The Driving Book - Everything New Drivers Need but Don't Know to Ask by Karen Gravelle is another top seller on my gift lists for teenage boys.
It's obviously great for teenagers who are learning to drive and / or have just passed their test.
One things new drivers lack is the lessons learned from experience. This book helps with the scenarios that are not necessarily covered when learning. It covers virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather.
Blackhead Remover Tool
A blackhead removal tool kit is a fantastic stocking filler for teenage boys to help them sort out any pimples.
The five piece kit helps to remove different shape blackheads, pimples, acne, comedones and whiteheads easily.
Store all the tools in the handy carrying case for easy portability.
Waterproof Car Trash Can with Lid and Storage Pockets
Teenage boys can be messy. If he has his own car make it easy for him to keep it clean and tidy with this waterproof car trash can.
The trash can is fairly big and you can line it with a bin liner, making it super easy and quick to remove the trash once the can is full.
Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens - A Dodgeball Card Game
Are you looking for a game that a teenage boy and the whole family can play? If so, check out Throw Throw Burrito. It's a dodgeball and a card game mixed into one. We got this last year and it's tons of fun.
Collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging and throwing squishy airborne burritos.
Lots of fun but you will need to clear a space before you play!
G4Free Sling Bags Men Shoulder Backpack
This G4 free sling bag is versatile and handy.
Teens can use it for everyday use to carry essential items. It can hold a bottle and there's zipper pocket large enough to hold your phone, purse, keys, MP3 or iPad mini. It's useful for teens to carry stuff when they're cycling, running hiking climbing, or doing any other outdoor sports.
It looks cool and is strong and comfortable to wear.
Adjustable Dumbbell Set
Another gift we're buying our 15 year old son this Christmas is an adjustable dumbbells set.
He is very keen to build some strength and define his physique but he doesn't quite know where to start.
This set will allow him to build some muscle from the comfort of his own bedroom.
Lap Laptop Desk
Another gift idea from 17 year old Joe is a laptop desk. If the teenage boy you know uses a laptop a lot, a lapdesk could be a handy gift. It can help him be more comfortable when using a laptop for study, watching YouTube or surfing the net!
He can sit down on a comfy chair or on his bed and have the laptop in front of him for ease of use and comfort.
If he likes looking at his laptop while sitting on a couch or bed another gift idea is a bed rest.
A bed rest gives comfortable back support while reading, watching TV or surfing the net while sitting on a bed or on any surface which doesn't have back support.
Pindaloo Skill Game Toy
Want to get your teenagers away from their screens more?
Tempt them away with a Pindaloo skill toy. This is a great toy for kids, teens and adults to have a go at.
Essentially it's a juggling toy. You have to make the yellow balls travel through the blue tube and keep catching them.
See how high you can get the balls to travel, how fast, how slow and swap hands.
Once you've mastered the basics, you can have a go at some cool tricks.
Be warned Pindaloo is addictive!
97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School
When I ask my teenage son to do something else other than play Minecraft, I often get the reply what else is there to do?
This book helps with this. There are a wide variety of suggested activities that teenager can enjoy. They include researching your family tree, taking a camping trip, making a podcast, writing a manifesto, learning how to make beats like a DJ, learning a martial art and lots more!
3D Printing Pen
Creative teens will love a 3D Pen. (My 15 year old likes to create and said he'd like this pen. Not sure we're going to get it for him this year as his list is getting rather long!)
It's great for art and making all kinds of creations.
Easy to use, draw, create animals, shapes and lots more.
You can make your creations into keyrings or hang them on the wall.
Many teenage boys have their first car keys or a key to their home. Why not get them a key ring with a reminder of important rules they need to know? Of course, the most important rule is to call your Mom!
Another great stocking stuffer idea.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Every little thing we can do to help teenage boys face the challenges of 21st century life is helpful. This book does just that. It applies the principles of 7 habits to help teenagers improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, appreciate their parents as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media.
In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.
If you know a teenage boy who is always losing his keys, wallet or phone, he needs a Tile Mate! Attach the Tile Mate to everyday things like keys, backpacks or purses and he won’t lose them. You can use the free Tile app on a phone to ring the Tile Mate when it’s within Bluetooth range.
If your item is outside of Bluetooth range, use the Tile app to view your Tile’s most recent location on a map.
If you lose your phone, double press the button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent.
Ethan (my teenage son) refuses to wear a coat even when it’s cold but he will wear a beanie hat. The beanie hat not only keeps teens warm, he can use the inbuilt earphones to listen to music, podcasts or his YouTube videos on the go.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Gaming Mouse
This is another item on my teenager's gift list. The mouse he uses for gaming needs to be replaced as he has used it so much. The Razer's DeathAdder V2 is a top rated gaming mouse. It features incredible tracking and a comfortable shape for long gaming sessions.
Mini Portable Compact Personal Fridge
Teenage boys spend a lot of time in their bedrooms while they are studying, gaming or just chilling! The portable fridge is perfect to keep his drinks and snacks. They are especially great to dip into when he needs a study break from revising for exams. It’s also great to keep drinks cool for when his friends come around to visit.
We all know it's easy to be caught out and about and be running out of battery on your cell phone, so a portable charger is super useful. It gives parent peace of mind as they know their son will have be able to charge his phone on the go and get in touch if he needs to.
We bought our son a gaming chair for his 14th birthday. It’s been a brilliant gift, not only for gaming but for study too. It’s important teenagers have a comfortable chair while they are revising for their exams as they are more likely to study for longer in a comfortable environment.
Rapid Ramen Cooker
It's amazing how much a growing teenage boy can eat. The Rapid Ramen Cooker is great for teen boys as they can make themselves some ramen in just a few minutes in the microwave. Great for study snacks!
Bed Phone Holder
My teenager is always watching videos on YouTube and this would be a perfect gift for him. You can attach the clamp to a desk or on his bed so he could watch videos on his phone, leaving his hands free to have a snack or drinks. It’s also good to watch educational videos as he can then make notes while watching.
New Generation Echo Dot with Clock 2022
The new generation Echo dot is a cool gadget to have in a bedroom bedroom. He can use it to listen to his favorite music with a subscription to Amazon music or Spotify.
The clock display allows him to keep track of the time. An alarm features a snooze function on the alarm. Just tap the Echo to have a few more minutes in bed. The display also shows the weather and song titles. Additionally, use the Echo to control smart bulbs, He won’t have to get out of bed to turn the lights on and off.
On top of this, the Echo is great for setting timers, listening to audiobooks, checking the news headlines and weather.
Basketball - or other sports ball
Both my sons love basketball, so if they need a new one this is always a good gift option. My 17 year old source said he would like a new soccer ball as this is his sport of choice.
In fact equipment for any sport he plays is always a good gift option, whether that be a ball, clothing, training or other equipment.
Build Your Own V8 Engine
If you teenager likes to tinker and see how things work or he’s interested in cars, the build your own engine kit will make a great gift.
The engine is easily assembled with over 100 parts. It includes a working electric motor, light up spark plugs, engine sounds and automatic shut off.
Teens will discover how an internal combustion engine works by constructing a fully working model with see through workings. The kit comes with an instruction manual with step-by-step diagrams and easy to assemble components.
Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock
Anybody who’s had to parent a teenager knows how hard it is to get them out of bed in the morning! This problem is easy to solve with the Sonic Bomb alarm clock. The alarm clock is extra loud and should wake even the sleepiest of teens. However, if it’s still not enough, there is a vibrator which will definitely shake them out of bed in the morning.
Make Your Bed Book
This book is a short read that has some amazing inspirational messages. It’s based on the motivational graduation speech of a former Navy Seal. There are some powerful life lessons.
T-shirt for a Gamer
A tongue in cheek gift for the avid gamer. This t-shirt is ideal for casual wear. It comes in different colors and sizes. It's sure to raise a smile when he unwraps this gift.
Fire TV Stick
Another suggestion from my 17 year old source, Joe is the Fire TV stick. It's easy to set up. Just put the Fire Stick into the HDMI port in the back of the TV, connect to the wifi and you have access to your favorite streaming services. Great for teens to have in their bedroom so they can watch what they want.
Spikeball Game Kit
Spikeball is a great game for teens to play in the backyard, park or beach.
How to Survive Anything: From Animal Attacks to the End of the World
I always think it's good to get a teenage boy one book you'll think he'll like. This is an excellent book for teens who enjoy being outdoors and doing activities such as hiking, camping or exploring.
It covers the survival basics that you need to know with the wild and crazy eventualities that you probably don’t.
It's a fun, entertaining read with some good info and outdoor survival tips
With energy prices set to rise this year, this hand warmer could be the most useful gift he gets. It's great to keep his hand warm in a cold classroom or when he's outdoors this winter.
It's not only a handwarmer but an emergency back up battery too.
The size is ideal for a stocking filler gift.
NIKE Performance Cushion Crew Socks
If you want to put some socks in your teen's stocking - Nike Crew socks are the ones to get. They were picked out by my sporty 17 year old source Joe as something he'd like as a gift, although he chose white as the color.
Under Armour Men's Rival Fleece Joggers
My 15 year old lives in joggers. He refuses to wear jeans so I always get him an extra pair at Christmas. Under Armour is a popular brand with teens. If you're in the UK Gymshark joggers are another popular brands to get.
Computer Graphics Tablet
Do you have a teenage boy who likes to draw? If so consider a computer graphics tablet. Suggested by Joe, who is very keen on digital art, the tablet works with a computer, laptop or smartphone - it's not a stand alone product (make sure it's compatible with his device before purchasing). Connect the tablet to your device via a cable. When you draw on the tablet your digital creation will appear on your device's screen. You will need to run a paint application to use it.
This is a good graphics tablet for a beginner but there are more advanced graphic tablets available for serious teen artist.
A final suggestion from Joe is an agility ladder. Joe plays soccer but these ladders are great for training in a variety of other sports too. They improve agility and footwork. Use them for drills for training in basketball, martial arts, football, tennis and lots of other sports. Or just to improve general fitness and agility. Easily lay the ladder out for a quick and varied home training session. Once finished, the ladder is quick and easy to fold up and store away.
Portable Table Tennis Set
These sets are ingenious. They can turn most large tables into a ping pong table quickly and easily. The click & clamp posts fit up to 2" thick & won't mark.
My boys both love table tennis so it's a winner in our house.
Boxing Punch Bag Themed Laundry Bag
This gift may be more for frustrated parents that teens but this iconic laundry bag in the shape of a boxing punch bag will look good in a teenage bedroom. The hope is it will also encourage him to tidy dirty clothes up off the floor.
As well as for teenage boys it home, this is a great laundry bag for college students.
Once the bag is full it has a shoulder strap so can easily be carried to a laundry room.
It also has hanging straps so you can hang it up off the floor too. A drawstring out the top stops odours from worn clothes seeping out - great if they use lots of sweaty sports clothes.
If all else fails, teenagers are always going to appreciate money or a voucher.
The only downside is that sometimes money can make a boring gift.
Why not make it a little more interesting with a money maze. Make teens work for their gift, they only get the money when they have solved the puzzle!