Cool gifts for teenage boys 2020
Buying presents for teen boys can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
Past the point of toys and mundane stuff.
Yet not quite adults.
Cash is still king, but if you’re looking for something else, try these.
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1. Gift Cards to Do “Stuff”
While this may seem like a cop-out on the shopping side and not a need, I disagree.
Now is the time they are going out with friends and maybe beginning to date.
So outings they can go on with their friends without dipping into their parent’s pockets is good.
What’s in your local area that teen boys like to do?
Movies out, Redbox movies in or getting fast food. Mini-golf. Roller skating. Ice Skating.
When in doubt what teen doesn’t love one of these…
2. Life Straw Water Bottle for teen boy adventurers
This water bottle is not inexpensive, but having safe water is priceless.
If your teen boy likes to hike, camp, or play sports this is great because you can refill on the go without worrying about the quality of the water at its source.
I know that no matter where they fill up it’s all good.
3. Sleeping Bags make a great gift for teen boys
This is the time to go big or go home.
Look for sales, look for coupons or go in with someone else.
Done right, this gift can last a lifetime.
Whether your family camps or your kids get involved in scouts or goes on sleepovers or tents in the backyard.
Or heads off on a road trip with his girlfriend at 21.
A good sleeping bag is an awesome thing to have.
And the Wiggles one won’t last, neither will Toy Story.
Cheap bags are too small and not at all warm.
Not to mention, he will not want to snuggle with his girlfriend inside The Wiggles sleeping bag.
Then again, on those occasions, anything will do 😉
We have THIS one by Eastern Mountain Sports
We also have another one by Northface bought back around 1995. It’s still perfect.
Grab one of these to go with the sleeping bag for a great theme gift.
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4. Try a wood-burning kit for the teen boy hobbyist
We have this one.
For teens who like to do hands-on projects.
With lots of online tutorials and ideas on Pinterest, this is a great set for making gifts or learning a trade.
Does your teen have an entrepreneurial spirit?
This would be a fabulous way to turn a hobby into a business.
5. Spotify for your music-loving teen
Another fun teen indulgence, adults too.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Spotify is a monthly music subscription.
I don’t get any commission for referring you to Spotify, we just like it.
Enjoy non-stop music.
Make your own playlists.
Play any song.
At this time, you can get a free 30-day trial, $9.99 per month afterward.
Student subscriptions are only $4.99 per month.
They even have a family plan for $14.99 with individual accounts.
6. A blog makes a cool gift for the teen who’s a writer or budding entrepreneur
So this one is a whole different kind of gift.
Some teens might be more interested in a Vlog (video blog, a YouTube Channel).
You know those crazy guys they watch that are playing video games. 🙄
But if you have someone who likes to write or wants to try their hand at internet marketing.
I don’t have a tutorial yet, but I do have a list of all the tools, some free, some paid that I use for this blog.
7. Cards Against Humanity is a popular teen gift for boys
If you know this game, I’m gonna take some hits for including it in a teen gift list.
If you don’t know this game, it’s awesome.
It’s for adults.
The language is outrageous.
But oh, so hilarious.
It’s like Apples to Apples only nasty.
I have given this game out to adults four times.
I recommend you check it out well before you buy.
You can find videos of people playing on YouTube.
Here are Nicole Richie, Derek & Julianne Hough playing on The Ellen Show.
So while controversial to get for your teen, be honest with yourself.
Most kids are hearing this language every day, at school, on social media, and in movies.
Younger than you think.
Riding the bus will grow hair on your chest.
With most things, I’m not typically a fan of “since they are exposed anyway so what”,
BUT…language is pretty free-flowing in our house.
Though I wouldn’t say we are vulgar necessarily with the context.
While our son does own this game, our younger two haven’t seen it.
Yet, they do ride the bus so 🤨
Teens these days are plagued with more stress than we ever were.
Whether anxiety, ADHD or just not getting restful sleep these blankets do the trick.
If your son looks anything like mine he’s growing hair on his face, but it comes in uneven patches all over his face and neck.
This electric razor helps him keep up and stay looking neat.
10. Dispatch Breakout Games
This is seriously so cool! I want one.
The subject of some of the adventures is mature, such as a murder mystery, so it may be better for older kids, but it was just too cool not to include in this list.
If it’s mysteries and puzzles that get your tween excited, try this gift box from Dispatch Breakout Games.
The adventure is delivered directly to your door, every month.
Open the box to find physical clues that lead you to the web and back to the real world to unravel a mysterious crime.
Want a game that keeps on giving a gift over and over?
Sign up for multiple months and save big. After your first storyline, they automatically send you the next one.
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- Subscription Boxes for Girls
- Gifts for Moms
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- Caregiver Gift Guide
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