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Best Birthday Gift Ideas for a Teenage Boy

Deepa Kartha Feb 16, 2020
Are you fretting over what gift to buy for your teenage son's birthday? Here are some gift ideas that would bring a smile on his face.
Teenage is a time when your child is trying to cope with the physical and emotional changes. It is a phase where his interests are changing and things that thrilled him once may not interest him anymore. Although picking a gift for a teen may seem to be a difficult task, there are lots of options available to cater to the wishes of today's teenagers.
Selecting the perfect gift for a teenager depends on his age, interests, personality, and your budget. Before buying anything, it is always advisable to do a bit of research about his hobbies and interests.

Sports Equipment

Almost all boys are interested in sports, and sports equipment is a great gifting idea. You can go for a complete baseball, cricket, or tennis kit, as per the interest of the teen. Presenting a personalized football kit, skateboard, or snowboard, can make him feel special.
One can go for sports accessories like gloves, safety pads, wristbands, caps, hooded sweatshirts, etc. as a gift. Buying tickets for your child's favorite sporting event could also be an excellent gift.

Music and Movies

Music is something that teenagers enjoy, and collecting albums is their favorite hobby. A little inquiry about his musical preferences can help you select a music CD that he would like.
A new music system with a set of speakers, equalizers, and a woofer can be a fantastic gift for. Or you can present him an iPod, an MP3 player, or a portable CD player.
If you think your teen has an inclination towards music, present him with a musical instrument, such as a guitar, keyboard, drums, or violin. Movie tickets or a DVD of the teenager's choice can be a fabulous birthday gift as well. A complete collection of his favorite TV show could also be an ideal gift.

Electronic Gadgets

In today's tech-savvy world, teenagers are quite knowledgeable about the latest electronic gadgets. You can go for a personal computer, a laptop, or a mobile phone. Video games have become a fad among teenagers.
Popular video game systems like Nintendo (Wii, GS, Advance SP), Xbox 360, and PlayStation can prove to be wonderful gifts. So what if they have these game systems? You can always add to their collection! Teenagers love playing games like Thriller and Killer Games, Quake 3, Counterstrike, etc. Sport games like FIFA Soccer are also popular among teenagers.


Books are an ideal gift for teenagers who love to read. Fantasy, science fiction are popular genres among boys. Teenagers are crazy about Harry Potter, Famous Five, Hardy Boys books.

Clothes and Accessories

Clothes are one of the most common birthday gifts. Remember that every teenager has his own style and can be very choosy about clothes. Go for jeans, personalized t-shirts, cargo pants, shorts, track pants, and jackets.
Accessories like shoes, belts, watches, wallets, and caps can make wonderful birthday presents. Funky jewelry like chains with tribal lockets, beaded necklaces, rings and bracelets are also cool gifts for teenagers.

Gift Vouchers or Hampers

Gift vouchers are the simplest option for a birthday gift, if you do not have a clear idea about the teenager's preferences. They are available at almost every music, clothes or book store, and electronic gadget showroom.
Teenagers love vouchers because they get a chance to buy something of their choice and you are ensured that your money will be put to good use. So, make sure that the gift vouchers are given for something that the teenager likes.
Older teenagers can be given a car, or, if they already have one, they can be given accessories for their car, like a new stereo system with speakers, seat covers, car cleaning supplies, and even decorative items. A holiday trip with friends is another good option for a birthday gift.
You can also take the teenager for adventure sports like bungee jumping, ice skating, rock climbing or river rafting. Make your teenager's birthday a special one by gifting him something that he will love and watch him shriek with delight!