Whew! The Holiday Gift Guide for Teen Boys! This was a tricky one because I don’t think I need to include gaming consoles or electronics- we all know teen boys and girls love those. I tried to think of different things that are practical and as budget friendly as possible.
Also, I hope it goes without saying that “boy” gifts will appeal to tons of girls and “girl” gifts would cross over to boys as well so hopefully you take a look at both lists to get ideas that work for your kiddo.
These gift guides take hours to put together and this year I tried to find splurge options and save options for everything. I do receive a small commission (at no charge to you) for any purchase through my links, so I do really appreciate your support of the blog.
1. Apple Watch Band . If your teen has an Apple Watch some different bands might be a good stocking stuffer idea.
2. Carhartt Beanie. This Carhartt is a great option in several color choices. If you live in a really cold climate there is another option here. I am grabbing one of these fleece beanies for my daughter for rainy soccer practices.
3. Grit by Angela Duckworth. If you have a teen that likes to read this could be a good stocking stuffer. If they don’t read, you can always look at the Audio version from Audible too. This is an especially great book for a teen that has faced some obstacles or a teen athlete in particular. The mental side of the game is so incredibly important and I can’t think of a moment in time that requires more Grit than 2020.
4. Recoup Cryosphere. This is a rollerball you freeze to use to reduce inflammation, release lactic acid, combat muscle pain and knots etc… A great item for an athlete, these days the focus on recovery is a really big deal for serious athletes, I harp on my daughter constantly about it. This triggerpoint stick is a great item for a sports bag.
5. Vans Socks. Socks are always an easy gift that kids love- and I really like the tie dye versions from Vans right now. Socks used to be the worst gift ever along with underwear and the orange my Grandma always put in my stocking but not any more. If you have young adult coaches and such in your life, these fun socks are a great gift.
6. Vans Hoodie. I know lots of Vans items but well. This is a little more expensive for a hoodie but it looks so sharp. There are some good deals on these North Face pullovers as of posting as well (30% off 2 colors).
8. Star Wars Cooler . Something practical for on the go kids- super durable, large enough for multiple drinks and snacks and a fun design. Note there are 4qt sizes or my teenager would absolutely love Larger 16qt VW version here (click drop down for other color options). **R2-D2 sold out but the mini version is available here.
9. Vans Old Skool. These are new and cool and an alternative to the checkerboard slip ons that probably every teenager in America has right now. Choose from several color options.
10. DIY Sushi Kit. This is a fun idea for a kid that likes to cook or maybe for a Dad that wants to share his love of cooking with a child.
11. Joggers. These are fleece joggers and look so comfy and warm. Clothes are always an option for teens since they grow out of everything so quickly.
12. Hershel Wallet. A wallet is a great item for a teen just looking for a job or maybe doing extra around the house to earn some money. This could be a really easy gift for a hard to shop for teen filled with a few gift cards or cash. I also like this option with a caribiner clip to attach inside a sports bag or school bag etc.. You can’t go wrong with a Vans wallet too.
13. MLB Used Ball Bracelets. Ok this is so cool and would be amazing for a huge baseball nut. I wish colleges did this too as my daughter would love a UW softball version. It is a bracelet woven from actual game ball by the team of your choice. This could be an amazing Coach gift. Another less expensive option is this one made from a real glove or this one that is a generic ball but you can personalize with a quote or name etc…
14. Air Pen Scanner. This is something my daughter wants really bad. You can slide it across text on a book or notes and it will automatically put the text onto a computer screen. If you have a kid that prefers written notes to typed notes or a kid getting ready for college or maybe a kid in AP classes and such, this could be a really handy tool. As of posting there is an additional $10 off coupon available.
And here are some ideas from the Teen Girls Gift Guide:
And here is the Holiday Gift Guide for Women: