20 Best Gifts for Teenage Boys In 2017


If you’re on the lookout for really cool gifts for teenage guys, look no further because we’ve got 20 of the best and most popular for you. We know how tricky and frustrating it can be to scour the internet for something that you can give your teenager this coming Christmas or even on his birthday. That’s why we took the initiative to make a shortlist of the top 20 and unique gifts for teenage guys. We are confident that you will find these items superbly wonderful, your teenage boys will love you for it.

Top 20 Gift Ideas for Teen Guys This Christmas

PictureProduct NameBrandType
Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket 24V Electric Toy Motocross Motorcycle Dirt BikeRazorRide On
SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop W/ BallSKLZSports
Apple iPad mini MD531LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi Only)Apple Tablet
Xbox One S 2TB Console - Gears of War 4 Limited Edition BundleMicrosoftGame Console
Crenova XPE460 LED Video Projector CrenovaGadgets
24" Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Boys' Mountain BikeMongoose Ride On

1Porsche 911 GT3 RS 42056 by LEGO Technic 

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There’s something so magical about Lego toys that even adults go gaga over them. Not that we can blame them because Lego is clearly all about encouraging man’s creative and imaginative potential. Take for instance Lego Technic’s Porsche 911 GT3. This 2,704-piece automotive puzzle cum building block is a magnificent piece of art once fully assembled making it one of the best cool gifts for teenage guys. It’s got all the features of a classic grand tourer such as an aerodynamic body, a fully adjustable rear spoiler, authentic-looking set of rims, and highly-detailed brake calipers. Check under the hood and you’ve got the replica of its iconic 3.8L Flat-6 direct fuel injection engine and a working double-clutch gearbox. The cockpit features a working steering wheel complete with the signature gearshift paddle. The car seats are phenomenal as are the suspension springs, headlights, taillights, and even glove compartment. The Porsche 911 GT3 comes with a collector’s book in full color detailing everything your teenager needs to know about the GT3 and Lego’s Technic series.

What We Like about It – The realism is superb. Giving your teenager to build a Porsche of his own should really help boost his confidence and self-esteem.

2Phaint Headphones with Inline Microphone Control by Sentey

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One of the most popular gifts for teen guys is the Phaint Headphones complete with an inline microphone control so your teenager can even use it as a communications device when plugged into his smartphone. The over-ear design allows for optimum noise isolation so your adolescent will have the best listening experience. The soft pads mold over the ear creating an excellent seal so that outside noise won’t get mixed into the acoustic sounds. Its 40mm audio drivers allow for clear and crisp sounds as well as deep bass. Whether it is for traveling, engaging in sports, running, or even gaming, you can bet the Phaint will deliver powerful and high definition audio every time and all the time. The audio cable is braided and tangle-free so storage is a breeze. It can be used on any device that has a 3.5 mm audio port.

What We Like about It – The versatility of the Phaint is simply astounding. If you’re looking for really cool gifts for teenage guys, this is the one to grab. At the very least, he can use it on almost any device.

3E200 Electric Scooter by Razor

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Teenaged boys are defined by their sense of adventure. While we cannot say that the E200 Electric Scooter is adventurous enough, it is nonetheless one of the best Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys we have ever come across. The E200 boasts of Razor’s patented high-torque and super-quiet electric motor so your young man will be cruising around the neighborhood in absolute stealth. Its ultra-large 8-inch tires are fully pneumatic, unlike other scooters that are made of plastic, allowing for absolutely comfortable and smooth ride. It has a maximum speed of 12 mph and can accommodate riders weighing up to 154 pounds. The chain-driven motor is power by 2 units of 12-volt rechargeable battery system made of sealed lead acid that is good for 40 minutes of continuous use on a full charge that usually takes around 12 hours. It’s got a wide and sturdy deck mated to an ultra-durable steel frame. The deck is also layered with anti-slip material so your young man will be able to firmly pant his feet while cruising along.

What We Like about It – The E200 sits well between Razor’s E100 and E300 series and should be the perfect gift for young teenagers. Just make sure that you also include protective gear if you decide to buy this for your teen.

4MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike by Razor

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If the E200 is too lame for your teen, then maybe you need Razor’s MX350 Dirt Rocket Motocross Bike. Just think of a professional motocross bike, only smaller and with an electric motor, and you now have the MX350. This makes it one of the most unique gifts for teenage guys. If you are worried about the speed of the MX350, it is almost the same as that of the E200 at 14 miles per hour. You can look at the MX350 as an entirely different presentation of the Razor E200. It has technically the same specifications but in a motocross bike design, not a scooter design. That being said, your teenager can still expect the same ultra-quiet and super-efficient, high-torque, chain-driven electric motor as well as a twist-grip throttle system. It has 12-inch tires that are best described as knobby just like any other dirt bike. It also features dual suspension required for those off-road drives. It can go 10 miles on a full charge which should last around 30 minutes of continued use.

What We Like about It – The MX350’s rugged dirt bike looks make it easily one of our favorites for the best teen boy gifts. Its styling remind us of the daredevil stunts performed by X-gamers as well as stuntmen in a variety of films. Who knows your young man might be the next big motocross rider?

5The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens by Sean Covey

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One of the essential tasks of teenagers is to establish their own identity. Unfortunately, this is not an easy one. Hopefully, The 6 Most Important Decision You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens will be able to provide them the direction they need to find out who they really want to be. This is why we consider this as one of the top Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys as we know fully well how frustrating it can be to find your own role in this world. Penned by the same author who gave us 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey, this book talks about the 6 crucial choices that adolescents must face including ensuring academic success, making long-lasting friendships, managing and handling sex and dating issues, avoiding or overcoming substance addictions, building self-worth and self-esteem, and most importantly, enhancing one’s relationship with parents and family. While the book is geared for teens, the learnings will echo through the rest of their lives.

What We Like about It – Sean Covey has always been known for his inspiring and motivational writing. The issues about drugs and sex are very important especially among today’s adolescents. This should give young men an idea on what to expect and how to manage these well.

6The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl, & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive by Jonathan Catherman

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Many adolescents don’t want to as their parents about certain things perhaps because they are ashamed or because their relationship is not as solid as they would have hoped for. Many of these questions center on becoming a man. One of the cool gifts for teenage guys we have found is The Manual to Manhood. It’s like a roadmap for every teenage boy who needs to prepare himself on becoming a man including establishing and building intimate relationships, cooking, basic automotive repairs, and all other things that men are “expected” to do. It features illustrations and instructions that are very easy to understand making this an ideal gift for guys be it for Christmas, his birthday, his graduation, or simply because you care enough to see him succeed later in life as a man.

What We Like about It – The manner in which the Manual to Manhood was written can be best described as light yet full of wit and common-sense. At least, you don’t have to do the explanations and demonstrations to your teenager because the book already does that for you.

7MJX X400W FPV Quadcopter Drone by DBPower

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Boys are always fascinated by machines. If not fast cars and agile bikes, they’d go for anything that flies. And if they can effectively control the flight of these gizmos, then their happiness will be complete. One of the top teen boy gifts this Christmas is the MJX X400W FPV Quadcopter Drone. The good thing about the MJX X440W is that it features a high definition camera that can record high quality videos as well as take stunning pictures all of which can be viewed real-time on your young man’s iOS or Android device giving him a superb bird’s eye view of the surroundings for up to 100 meters in the distance. It can also be connected to a 3D VR headset unit for more fantastic flight experience. It has a headless orientation so there’s no need for your boy to orient the X400W before flight. The X400W operates on a 4-channel 2.4 Ghz with 6-axis gyro. It also features a dedicated 3D roll button so performing those rolls and spins will be very easy.

What We Like about It – The X400W’s VR-capability and connectivity with iOS and Android devices is worth mentioning. This will provide anyone with an ultra-realistic flying experience with their feet firmly planted on the ground.

8RC Rock Crawler by Maisto

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We already said that boys are fascinated by machines. If they don’t like the flying MJX X400W, we’re pretty sure the RC Rock Crawler is one of the most sought after Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys. And why not? Just imagine a scaled down version of a monster truck complete with fully articulated suspension system and ultra-large set of tires with off-road treads and you have the Rock Crawler. It is powered by three separate high-powered motors one for powering the steering system and two for the propulsion. Your young man will surely have a blast playing this. It also features a tri-channel allowing for simultaneous play as long as the other RC vehicles also come from Maisto.

What We Like about It – Like we said, boys will always be attracted to machines and the Rock Crawler will surely draw the much needed attention. It’s therefore ideal for boosting your young man’s self-confidence especially if he is able to take the Rock Crawler over unnavigable terrain.

9Zombie Strike Doominator Blaster by Nerf

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If not cars and flying machines, boys will want to shoot something. This is not to say that males are naturally aggressive and violent. The fact is, a lot of girls today are also into shooting. With Nerf’s Zombie Strike Doominator Blaster, we can guarantee that your young man’s Christmas will be unlike any other if you choose to buy for him the Doominator. One of the best teen boy gifts we have in our list, the Doominator is like a multiple grenade launcher consisting of 4 drums each capable of loading 6 Nerf darts. No zombie horde will ever escape your young man’s Doominator because one squeeze of the trigger and all 6 darts will be fired in rapid succession. There’s no need to reload yet because he will simply need to flip the drum and fire again. In one load, your boy will be downing 24 hapless mindless zombies. The Doominator comes with a handle attachment which can be positioned in 3 different ways whichever position your young man finds more convenient.

What We Like about It – The Doominator is an excellent tool for make-believe play which can help pre-teens and teenagers alike to enhance their cognitive abilities. We love the 6-dart, 4-drum system and we’re sure your young guy will love it, too.

10Pro Mini Playground Basketball Hoop by SKLZ

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One of the top-selling Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys is the Pro Mini Playground Basketball Hoop. This is especially meaningful if your adolescent is a fan of the NBA or any other basketball league. The Pro Mini looks and feels like the authentic basketball hoops that have been the icon of many street basketball courts like Rucker Park, Venice Beach, and the Cage. It comes with easy-to-install door mounts so that it can be easily moved from one location to the next. The 18- by 12- inch backboard provides the support for its 9-inch rim with a breakaway spring action. It already comes with a 5-inch diameter Mini Pro basketball so your teenaged guy will be playing with it in his own room.

What We Like about It – A great majority of boys are sports-oriented. And it just so happens that basketball is one of the most famous sports around the world. With the Pro Mini, you get to cultivate your young man’s inner hoops skills.

11iPad Mini MD531LL/A by Apple 

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Powered by an A5 1.0 Ghz dual core chip mated to a powerful graphics co-processor, the iPad Mini MD531LL/A is one of the perfect gifts for teen guys. You don’t have to worry about expensive airtime charges because this only operates on Wi-Fi. With a 5-megapixel camera, it can shoot HD videos at 1080p resolution. Teens of both sexes will love sporting the iPad Mini in their circle of friends as Apple devices has already reached a certain state of being an icon. If you don’t have it, you’re not in.

What We Like about It – The Wi-Fi only mode is something that is a welcome relief for many of us who would have to think about airtime charges had this been inclusive of either a 3G or even a 4G service.

12T501 SuperBreak Backpack by JanSport

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Many of the most iconic backpacks in the world are churned out by the design team of Jansport. With the T501 SuperBreak Backpack you can be sure that your young man will have the same high quality and durable backpacks that JanSport has been known the world over. It makes for one of the cool gifts for teenage guys to be given this coming Christmas. The T501 comes in more than 40 different designs which should be perfect to suit your boy’s personal preferences. It is made of 100 percent polyester and measures 16.7 inches high, 13 inches wide, and 8.5 inches deep with a volume of around 1,551 cubic inches, enough to hold many of your boy’s school items including notebooks, calculator, and even a 13-inch laptop. It has fully padded shoulder straps for maximum comfort. Cleaning doesn’t require much. Just damp cloth and the T501 is as good as new.

What We Like about It – The durable finish of the T501 is very characteristic of JanSport bags. And with plenty of designs to choose from, there’s bound to be one for your adolescent lad.

13Xbox One S 2TB Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle by Microsoft

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The Gears of War video game series is one of the most addicting games ever complete with very immersive game play and superb graphics. The best way to play it is with Xbox One. Now you can give your lad the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition Bundle which already comes complete with the Xbox One game console, a Crimson Omen game controller, and a fully-downloadable copy of the Gears of War 4. And because it has 2 TB of storage, your young lad will definitely have plenty of space to store games downloaded from the official Xbox site. Your lad can also watch ultra-HD Blu-ray movies as well as other HD videos from Amazon or even Netflix.

What We Like about It – This is one of the most popular games for all ages. It’s therefore one of the coolest teen boy gifts you can ever find this holiday season.

14Forza Motorsport 6 for Xbox One by Microsoft

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Let your lad take control of any one of the 450 Forzvista cars and watch him win race after race in the Forza Motorsport 6 game for Xbox One. Coded at a stunning 60 fps at 1080 HD resolution, it will be like driving one of those LMP-1 cars that you only see once a year in Le Mans. It features a 2-player split screen technology allowing your lad to go head-to-head with his friends or even the 23 other Drivatar drivers for a real unrivaled driving action. This is one of the surest Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys around.

What We Like about It – The realistic driving experience is extraordinary. The graphics are superb as well. To really enjoy it, we’d recommend getting a racing wheel for Xbox One as well.

15Lightning Reaction Reloaded – Shocking Game by Squirrel Products

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If you want a really cool party idea for your lad for his birthday, then get the Lightning Reaction Reloaded. The mechanics are pretty straightforward. Four players hold onto joysticks, press a button, and listen to some suspenseful music while keeping an eye on the blinking red light. Once the light turns green, squeeze the trigger on the joystick as fast as you can. Otherwise, you’ll definitely know if you triggered last – you’ll get an electric shock. The electric shock can be controlled in 3 different levels of intensity so your lad and his friends won’t be injuring themselves.

What We Like about It – It’s one great party fun. It’s perfect for playing pranks as well. The best thing about it is that it also teaches about quick reflexes and visual motor coordination.

16Foam Master Pogo Stick by Flybar

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Many consider the Foam Master Pogo Stick as one of the most common gifts for teen guys especially this Christmas. It can carry an individual who weighs up to 160 pounds. It’s made of durable materials including a premium-quality spring, soft foam cover, and a super wide base for added stability.

What We Like about It – The Foam Master is one great way to enjoy the great outdoors like Tigger bouncing around Hundred Acre Woods.

17Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers by AOMAIS 

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With an IPX7 rating giving it superb waterproofing protection for up to 30 minutes fully submerged in water of up to depths of 1 meter, the AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers is the perfect companion for your adventurous lad. It comes with a powerful 20W stereo-pairing function to provide a surround sound experience. The loudspeaker features a very unique cavity structure giving it superb acoustic clarity and crystal clear bass. It has a rechargeable battery and a convenient hands-free function. It runs on Bluetooth 4.0 and can seamlessly connect even with devices that run on lower Bluetooth versions. It also has an NFC capability allowing seamless connectivity at a touch of a button.

What We Like about It – If you want unique birthday or Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys, especially those who love music, this is the one to get.

18XPE460 LED Video Home Projector by Crenova

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Brighter than ordinary LED projectors by as much as 20 percent, the XPE460 LED Video Home Projector should be a remarkable piece of gadget for your lad’s room especially if he and his friends will be having a great weekend watching their favorite films. It’s designed primarily for home entertainment making it one of the real cool gifts for teenage guys. It includes an HDMI cable and has a projection distance of up to 3.8 meters for a maximum projected size of 130 inches.

What We Like about It – It’s built specifically for home video entertainment so this stays right where it should be in your home.

19Butt Putt Farting Golf Putter Game by BigMouth Inc

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If you need really unique gifts for teenage guys, you’d better check out the products of BigMouth Inc. Consider their Butt Putt Farting Golf Putter Game. It’s the perfect golf putter system with a twist. Putting a hole in one elicits one of 6 truly hilarious farting sounds. Once finished, the golf ball rolls out through a hole on the side. Shaped like a butt, this should guarantee endless fun for everyone.

What We Like about It – It’s a hilarious take on perfecting the putt. At least, BigMouth found a way to make golfing more fun.

20Ledge 2.1 Boys’ Mountain Bike by Mongoose 

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We did say that boys love machines, right? That’s why we’d strongly recommend the Mongoose Ledge 2.1 Boys’ Mountain Bike. It’s easy to ride and balance with its wide treaded tires, durable bike frame, superb suspension mechanism, and a truly state-of-the-art 18-speed gear system. It also features a chain guard which should provide the much-needed protection for your lad.

What We Like about It ­– The Ledge 2.1’s unique bike frame is something to behold. For its price, we’d say it’s a real bargain considering that it’s from Mongoose.

How We Chose the Top Teen Guys Gifts in Our List

It’s not really easy making a shortlist of Christmas gift ideas for teenage guys because everyone is a unique individual. Nevertheless teenagers do share certain characteristics that we used as focal point in our search. We had to make sure that each of the gift items we are suggesting here can help address one or two developmental milestones that teenagers need to accomplish. This is especially true in the establishment of their sense of identity and the determination of the roles that they are going to play in their future lives. Matching the design features of each product to the psychosocial needs of adolescent boys is never an easy one yet we believe we were able to carry it out rather splendidly.

Our research also brought us to hundreds of reviews and customer comments per product. We had to identify any negative feedback and try to evaluate if it really is a grave concern for future users of the product. We then reviewed the reputation or credibility of the company that designed and manufactured these cool gifts for teenage guys.

We are pretty confident that our list of the top 20 teen boy gifts will give you a head start on what items to buy this Christmas.

Adolescents and Their Identity Crisis

There are two very essential developmental tasks that teenagers have to accomplish if ever they want to successfully move onto the next stage of human development – adulthood.

First, they will have to establish their own identity. This is not easily accomplished. It all depends on how strong their ties to their families are. A great number of adolescents look to their peers for role modeling. They believe that their identities lie in the characteristics of the group where they belong. Unfortunately, if the peer group just happens to be one that espouses violence, drugs, and other irresponsible and reckless behavior, you can just imagine the effects of the peer group on the identity of the teenager.

On the other hand, ignoring the peer group and remaining loyal to the beliefs and traditions of the family can alienate the teenager from his peers. This can also have devastating psychosocial consequences. It is for this reason that the adolescent period is often described as a very tumultuous period simply because teenagers are struggling to create an identity which they must choose to pattern after the teachings of the family or the group behavior of his peers. For most teenagers, choosing one over the other will definitely bring in consequences.

The second task is related to the first. Teens must be able to determine what role they need to play in society. Should they play the role of a delinquent or a socially responsible individual? Should they be active yet aggressive or passive yet diplomatic?

This is why it is important to choose gift items that can help them define their identity and establish the roles they would like to play in life as adults.

The Bottom Line

The adolescent years is often marred with a lot of painful choices. Hopefully, our list of the 20 best gifts for teenage boys can help you decide on which gift to give so they can set out their lives in the right direction.

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Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!


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