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20 Gifts for Teen Boys They’ll Legitimately Love

Buying gifts for teen boys doesn't have to be tricky! Whether he's into gaming, sports or the great outdoors, we've got lots of fun ideas for all his interests.

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You know your teen best, but when it comes to gifts for teen boys (and gifts for boys in general), they’re not all one size fits all. Some teen boys are into gaming, some are more sporty, some may be into art, music or cooking. (One thing’s for certain though—they’re all into snacks!)

There are plenty of excellent gift list for teens that are great for all genders (you can never really go wrong with buying books for teens, can you?), and surely some of the gifts for teen boys on this list will be great gifts for girls, too. Whether you’re on a tight budget or are ready to splurge, need some gifts for the person who is impossible to shop for or last-minute gift ideas, or want to find some Amazon Prime gifts so you don’t have to brave shopping at the mall, we’ve got you covered!

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For the fitness buff: Workout Bench

Made with heavy-duty construction, this multiple position adjustable workout bench is one of the best gifts for teen boys. It’s built to stand the test of time. Whether your teen puts it in his room or stores it out in the garage, he won’t be disappointed with the six-position seat and back pad, along with the comfortable leg rollers that make this a full-body workout station. It’s a smart piece for starting a home gym if your teen is just getting into lifting weights and core strengthening, and it’s also ideal for the more seasoned athlete. This unit goes fully flat for doing dumbbell bench presses, lat pulls and a variety of different abdominal exercises.

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For the always prepared: Trident Elite Folding Knife

Whether your teen is always out on a hike or opening all the packages at home, this folding knife won’t let him down. The all-black design looks sleek, and the partially serrated blade makes this feel tough. Useful for everyday situations and emergencies, this knife also has a slot cutter and a built-in glass breaker. It’s easy to open, but the blade locks with a sliding piston to keep your teen safe. Your teen could even use it to carve his own DIY gifts!

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For skaters: Vans X Stranger Things Customs Old Skool

Chances are your teen is probably all caught up on the newest season of Stranger Things. Even if he’s not, he’ll love these Customs Old Skool men’s shoes with a Stranger Things fabric theme that’s straight out of the Upside Down. If this pattern isn’t for your teen, that’s not a problem! Make him a customized pair of Vans by picking the style of shoe, colors and patterns. Practical + stylish = the best gifts for teen boys.

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For the chatty gamer: Wireless Gaming Headset

Is your teen devoted to his Playstation? Even if he still hasn’t gotten his hands on a coveted PS5, this wireless gaming headset is compatible with all Playstation consoles. It’s also good for PC or laptop gaming, and works with the Nintendo Switch, too! This headset has 20 hours of battery life, but the main thing your gamer will rave about is the variable mic monitoring, which allows him to adjust the volume when chatting with friends or flip it to mute.

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For the speed demon: GoTrax Electric Scooter

Looking for gifts for teen boys they’ll never forget? He’ll have fun heading to school or scooting to his friend’s house on this electric scooter. It’s convenient for commuting, with a one-step folding mechanism that makes it easy to carry once your teen reaches his destination. We love that it goes up to 15.5 mph with a dual braking system, and its 8.5 inch tires keep him balanced when going over small bumps. Don’t forget to buy him a cool safety helmet, too!

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For the Star Wars fanatic: Retro R2-D2

Your teen will love adding this R2-D2 Funko POP! bobble-head figurine to his collection. If he’s into Star Wars, he’ll appreciate this fun Retro Series with the exclusive comic decal on the back of the box (trust us—for collectors, this matters). Check out these other cool Christmas toys that will be flying off the shelves.

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For the music lover: Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

Talk about tons of sound in a small package! Your teen will love this portable Bluetooth speaker with boosted sound. This newer model is available in four colors: active black, gray, hyper pink and performance blue. With a whopping 14 hours of play time, he won’t have to worry about lugging his charger around. The Outdoor Boost button provides superior sound when he’s out in the backyard or camping with friends. This speaker is waterproof and dust proof—it even floats! Check out these other fun gifts for music lovers.

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For the guy who needs to recharge: Portable Power Bank

This portable charger works for Apple and Android devices. It’s compact but powerful, providing two charging options: a 12 watt “boost” charge with Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies, and a trickling charge which works best with low-power devices. This power bank’s MultiProtect safety system offers over-charge and short circuit protection for your teen’s device, along with temperature control to keep it from overheating. Always having charged devices at the ready is truly one of the best gifts for teen boys.

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For the traveler: Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit

This men’s travel bag comes in four colors, but if you’re shopping gifts for teen boys go for the W-camo color choice, which hides unexpected spills. The top zip closure keeps toiletries secure, and the fixed wrist strap is nice for attaching it to their sports bag or luggage. The interior wall pocket is perfect for smaller items like chapstick, razors or their toothbrush.

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For the aspiring astronaut: Space Cleaner Laptop Sleeve

This out-of-this-world space-themed laptop sleeve shows an astronaut vacuuming up the stars. The foam padding and polyester cover protect your teen’s laptop from scratches and minor dings. This sleeve zips up, so his laptop should stay securely in place. Plus, it’s easy to clean with a damp cloth for those unexpected spills. File this one under practical gifts for teen boys.

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For the nighttime explorer: L.L. Bean Lighted Beanie

This L.L. Bean beanie comes in black and navy, with a convenient built-in headlamp for worry-free nighttime exploring. Whether your teen is riding his scooter over to his friend’s house or walking home from band practice, this beanie lights the way safely. Soft fleece and moisture-wicking lining keep him comfortable and warm on chilly nights. We love the hands-free light that turns on and off easily for when he’s multitasking or holding lots of stuff.

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For the Santa fan: Tipsy Elves “Team Santa” Pajamas

Only you know if your teen has been naughty or nice this year. But he can put his best foot forward with this men’s long sleeve pajama set that lets people know he’s on “Team Santa.” These pajamas come in regular or tall—then you pick from size small to XXL to make sure your teen gets the perfect fit for the family picture.

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For the athlete: Adidas Duffel Bag

Style meets function in our favorite gifts for teen boys. This Adidas duffel bag has three outside zipper pockets, and is big enough to fit most of your teen’s sports gear, or a towel and change of clothes for the gym. This bag is water-resistant, so it’s okay if he gets caught in the rain. We love the adjustable straps and the 100% recycled polyester.

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For his home gym: Adjustable Dumbbell Set

These cast iron adjustable dumbbells are perfect for your teen’s dorm room, or for storing in his bedroom at home. This set features two sets of dumbbells with a variety of cast iron weight plates—ideal for challenging different fitness levels, from beginner to more advanced. We love that these are easy to store and take just seconds to assemble. The star-lock collars with loose-resistant rubber trims keep things safe during a workout, and stable when he’s changing the weight plates.

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For the snacker: Harry & David Popcorn Tin

Your teen won’t have to share, but he might give you a few handfuls if you ask nicely! This festive sampler tin includes four 4.5 ounce bags of Moose Munch popcorn in classic caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate peppermint bark. When it’s empty, he can keep the decorative container for storing other snacks. Two kinds of premium popcorn kernels make this crunchy and sweet treat that’s one of our favorite edible gifts for teen boys.

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For the pizza guy: Pizza Stone For Grill And Oven

If your teen loves cooking, he’ll appreciate this 14-inch pizza stone that works on the grill and in the oven. (After all, what teenage boy doesn’t love pizza?) This pizza stone is made from all-natural cordierite stone, offering durability, strength and amazing heat retention. It can be used for cooking fresh or frozen pizzas, and for baking breads, cookies, biscuits and stuffed calzones, just to give you a few ideas.

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For the sweet tooth: Lindor Holiday Sugar Cookie Bag

This six-ounce bag of Lindor white chocolate truffles doesn’t disappoint! In fact, he might even eat them all in one sitting. The festive winter packaging and how these are individually wrapped, allow you to easily use these for an easy stocking stuffer gift idea as well.

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For the handsome lad: Bravo Sierra Grooming Set

If your teen is all about looking and smelling good, he’ll love this budget-friendly men’s grooming set! It comes with face moisturizer, body spray and deodorant in a natural woody scent. We love that these products are vegan, cruelty-free and made in the U.S.A. Fun fact: Bravo Sierra’s products have been tested on over 2,000 U.S. military service members and veterans to ensure the highest performance when put to the test!

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For the snappy dresser: Food Socks

If your teen is always hungry, food-themed socks are a cheerful addition to his collection. This set includes four pairs of high-quality men’s socks, each with a different food-themed print: pizza, tacos, burgers and sushi. These socks are so delicious, don’t be surprised if everyone in your family wants a pair! (Check out these fun toddler gift ideas and stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers that want to look as cool as their big brother.)

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For the aspiring architect: LEGO Architecture New York City Skyline

The LEGO Architecture Skyline Collection offers builds that look cool at home or in a dorm room. This LEGO Architecture New York City Skyline Model contains 598 (!!!) pieces, and is scaled to give an accurate representation of the actual skyline in New York. In this set, your teen will get to construct the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. Quick Tip: When you buy this item from Target, you save ten bucks by purchasing it online.

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Dianne Bright
Dianne Bright is a southern California-based writer and a regular contributor with RD.com, where she writes about the environment, nutrition, finance, pets, and books. She also contributes to TheHealthy.com. Her work has appeared in Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine and blog, I Love Cats magazine, and Christianity Today, among other publications. Bright's book of parenting reflections: MOMS KICK BUTT, comes out in February, 2021. Her M.A. is in Spanish American Literature. Follow Dianne on Twitter @dibright, Facebook @AuthorDianneBright, and Instagram @authordiannebright.