Shopping for a teenage boy can be pretty difficult, especially if they are speaking to you with one word sentences. However, there are a few pretty safe bets when it comes to gifts to give to a teenage boy. Below are 4 great gift ideas that will likely get them excited.
One of the safest bets for a birthday gift for a teenage boy is something to do with gaming. If you can find out what kind of video game system the birthday boy owns or what game he might covet, you are in the clear. If you’re really looking to go above and beyond, you might even buy him an entire system! On the other hand, there are tons of gaming accessories that are always useful to have. This includes things like headsets, controllers, and expansion packs.
Teenage boys often are exposed to all kinds of music that they grow passionate about. Gift ideas in this category might include CD’s, vinyl records, or band t-shirts. New record players are also a great gift. If you know the boy enjoys video games too, you might even buy him a video game soundtrack on vinyl as his first record. Lastly, concert tickets or credit is always a great gift.
Tech and Gadgets
Most teenage boys are glued to their mobile devices. Great gift ideas in this category might include phone chargers, adapters, or things that make streaming content easier. Getting a Roku or Fire Stick is also a great idea and also usable by the boy’s entire family.
Sports and Outdoor Gear
The last major section for gift ideas is to get sports and outdoor gear. Things in this section might include a new basketball, baseball glove, skiing equipment, fishing gear, or a backpack. A sports jersey, hat, or jacket is also another trendy gift. Be sure to note though that everyone is different so know what hobbies the teenager has before shopping. If the teenager is a sports fan but doesn’t play, maybe buy tickets to see that boy’s favorite team.
Of course, these are just a few suggestions to get you going. There are many more ideas in a recent NYMag article. If none of these options seem like the right fit, there’s always the safe pick of giving a gift card to a store. Hopefully you won’t have as much of a struggle finding that teenager the special gift after all of these suggestions.