Ultimate Teen Boy Gift Guide 2020 5



Having two teenage boys aged 15 and 15 I know how hard it can be to think of gifts for boys of that age, so I have put together this Ultimate Teen Boy Gift Guide after being asked numerous times what would be a good gift for boys that age.

Now, this Teen boy gift guide is going to be tech-heavy but then 3/4 of boys this age play video games. This also means that gifts for this age tend to be small in size but large in cost.

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Teen boy gift guide

Consoles, game and accessories

I think at this age you tend to either be an Xbox or a Playstation family. Frankly very few can afford to have both! And 2020 has brought us all new consoles from both manufacturers.

PlayStation 5 – Not yet released in the UK and most of the preorders have sold out too, but keep an eye open as there will be consoles released before Christmas. (UK Link/US Link)

Xbox Series X – We are an Xbox family and again this year the top-spec machine is the series X which comes with 1 terabyte storage and a disk drive and is for 4k TV’s. (UK Link/US Link)

Xbox Series S – This machine is still highly powerful and a big improvement on the old Xbox one. If you are not planning to play on a 4K TV then this is the machine for you. (UK Link/US Link)

SEGA Mega Drive Mini (Electronic Games)

Fancy going old school retro, then the SEGA Mega Drive Mini (Electronic Games) is ace and works straight out of the box with 2 controllers and 42 games. (UK Link/US link)

Mini SNES

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System has the same look and feel of the original system only smaller and comes pre-loaded with 21 games including Donkey Kong and Mario Kart (UK Link/US Link)

Games – I think it is important to make your own decision when it comes to games. We are OK with Maxi playing the Star Wars game even though it is a PEGI 16. But I will not be sharing 18 rated games.

NBA 2K20

Maxi saved up his pennies over the summer to buy this Basketball game and he really loves playing it with his mates. (UK Link/US Link)

FIFA 20

Fifa 21 is worth it for the Volta Street play if nothing else. This is Mini and the Husbeasts game of choice and they play together on the career mode a lot. (UK Link/US Link)

Xbox Wireless Controller

Apparently you can never have enough controllers. Both of the boys have put new ones on their Christmas lists this year. (UK Link/US Link)

Gaming Headset (wireless)

We have had real issues with wired headsets in the past. I have no idea what the boys’ do with them to go through so many. The best we have tried is Steel Series Arctis 3 Console Headset (UK Link/US Link). This is why both of the boys’ would kill for Steel Series Arctis 7 Wireless Headsets (UK Link/US Link). They are widely recognised as being the best in the business.

The new kid on the wired headset blog is the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition, Wired Esports Gaming and we have only heard good things. (UK link/US Link)

Apparently, old school is cool again and this heritage Nike Backpack is on my 15-year-olds wish list this Christmas. My top tip for you is to avoid the big stores and look for an independent. We got this from Mainline Menswear for the same price but free next day delivery.

I have a Long Hot Water Bottle by YuYu and love it and this Body Bottle by them is Long Hot Water Bottle, with a wearable strap! Dimensions: L75xW15cm and the strap extend to 120cm to hold it against your body. It is great value at under £25 (UK Link/US Link). Both of the boys pinched mine and I ended up buying another.

These gift ideas for teen boys involve everything from Cool stocking fillers to portable chargers this truly is the Ultimate Teen Boy Gift Guide

My boys used their Stojo cups so much, so these bottles are on this year’s gift list (UK Link/US link)

Last year it was all about the Calvin Klein Underpants, whereas this year my 14 year old wants Hugo Boss ones. Again these were from Mainline Menswear, cheaper than the chains and fabulous delivery. I can not praise Mainline enough. All of the branded stuff the boys wanted this year is from there and for less than chains with free next day delivery.

Last year we bought our Brand Mad Mini a Ralph Lauren Beanie which Maxi knicked to go skiing with, this tear we have got Maxi a North Face one from, yes you guessed it Mainline Menswear!

Experiences

Young Driver Lesson

Anyone aged 10 and over and above 1.42 metres tall can get behind the wheel of a brand new dual control Vauxhall Corsa SRi car with a fully qualified ADI driving instructor. Lessons take place on private property which has been developed into a realistic road system complete with road signs, junctions and car parks. A Drive Diary is kept to monitor progress. More than 740,000 lessons have now been given and there are more than 65 venues to choose from across the UK. A great gift for the teen that has everything.

  • Horse riding lessons
  • Martial art lessons
  • Art classes – we have enroled on Jennie Maizels online sketchbook classes as a family and love it!
  • Craft classes – sewing, knitting, crochet or even woodworking or pottery making
  • Season pass – to a local venue such as forest discovery pass (we have one to Dalby Forest), National Trust, soft play, zoo, petting farm, English Heritage etc
  • Subscriptions – magazines (Mini gets an annual subscription of his grandparents for a magazine and he loves it),
  • cinema pass
  • Circus skills lessons
  • Skateboard lessons
  • Surfing lessons
  • Visit to Go Ape or another outdoor adventure
  • Trip to a festival or music gig – Maxi has asked for tickets to Stormzy
  • Photography lessons
  • Powerboat trip
  • A tour of a football ground
  • A trip on a steam train
  • A sleepover at Whipsnade Zoo

We have gift rules and I love the idea of having a gift of giving in the and this is an ace way. Yes, teen boys will really appreciate this pile of poo card donation which is from Oxfam and costs £12.

Books

When it comes to books I know that The Guinness Book of Records will always go down well. Mini LOVEs reading it year on year and finding the new records. (UK Link/US Link). The You Tube Edition is great for this age too (UK Link/US Link).

Games

I do love that fact that my boys and lots of their friends still enjoy playing physical games. Some of these games we love such as Exploding Kittens (UK Link/US Link) and Bears v Babies (UK Link/US Link) others are modern takes on classics such as Fortnite Monopoly (UK Link/US Link).

Other fab games include Pandemic Legacy (UK Link/US Link) – The game starts out with a deadly virus spreading across the world, perfect for teens. Relative Insanity (UK Link/US Link) is kind of like cards against humanity but perfect to play with all the family as it is about the family!

You’ve Got Crabs – this is by the same people as our beloved Exploding Kittens, so bound to be a winner (UK Link/US Link). Or how about When in Rome (UK Link/US Link) and let Alexa be your game host.

This is a strategic card game that let him build a unicorn army with a few tweaks and fun for the whole family. The instructions are deceptively simple at first glance but once you play on they really get a little more complex! (UK Link/US Link)

Gadgets

What teen doesn’t love a gadget, but as a parent, I want to buy ones that they will love and use.

What teen would love the retro styling if the Polaroid OneStep+ Instant Camera plus it is easy to use. Instant gratification shall be theirs (UK Link/US Link)!

Both of my boys love a pop socket (as do I), it sits on your phone case and is great for holding it (UK Link/US Link). Both of my boys’ need an IRoller (UK Link/US Link) which cleans screens without any liquid.

These light panels are going to be the next big thing according to one of my teens, you can sync your Nanoleaf to your PC or Alexa and chill out listening to music with the rhythm kit (UK Link/US Link)

Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock (UK Link/US Link) – but perhaps this is more for you than your teen. After a conversation on twitter I have been searching for the ultimate alarm clock and I might have found it. This super loud alarm clock comes with a bed shaker!

Alexa LED Strip Lights 5 Metre (UK Link/US Link) Again this is on both of my boys’ Christmas lists. Apparently they are all the rage for when you are gaming. Whilst we are talking about light apparently Alexa colour changing bulbs are the bomb too (UK Link/US Link).

We have the death star version of this lamp and it is ace, but this is a real step up and you get 5 options and colour changing. perfect for any Star Wars fan in your life (UK Link/US Link)

Both of my boys have Lava Lamps but these JellyFish Lamps are a step up and they love them (they are not real jellyfish silly)! (UK Link/US Link)

Now that personal tech is becoming more affordable they are perfect for teens these Fitbit Inspire Health & Fitness Tracker are great. (UK Link/US Link)

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch with Wrist-Based Heart Rate and Workout is a great gift for the runner. It tracks how far, how fast, and where you’ve run, and when paired with a smartphone can control your music (UK Link/US Link)

When it comes to portable speakers then the wish list item for teens is the Beats Pill especially if money is no object. They are beautiful and have 12 hours of battery life (UK Link/US Link). However, if you are looking for a more budget option that still gives great sound then the Sony Srs-XB12 is great and it what my boys’ have and use on a regular basis (UK Link/US Link).

I think Every 14-year-old boy would welcome a new pair of Beats headphones and the battery lasts about 40 hours on a single 1 hour charge (UK Link/US Link).

Or perhaps your child wants the latest Apple AirPods Pro – I know these would be on Maxi’s list especially as they come with 3 different silicone tips for the perfect fit (UK Link/US Link). The standard AirPods are still a great buy as they provide up to 24 hours of listening time and 18 hours of talk time (UK Link/US Link).

Now with all those gadgets, you are going to need a power bank (UK Link/US Link). This Large-Capacity Mini Power Bank is compact and powerful with 20000mAh which means it can charge most phones about 7 tims.

There is nothing worse than a teen with tech and no power! Well with this Solar Charger 25000mAh Power Bank which means can charge most phones 10 times and tablets 3.4 times (UK Link/US Link) and it recharges without needing to be plugged in!

Most teens have more smart devices than we can count so make their life easier and yours less stressful by gifting them this fab multi charger (UK Link/US Link).

This is one of our most used gadgets (UK Link/US Link). The Sodastream Crystal is brilliant and as it has glass bottles is great for reducing plastic (including the once use bottles of soda that you buy). We alays look for the different syrups when we travel abroad and got Diablo in France.

We have a hot sauce fan in the house and he would love this Modern Gourmet Foods, Original Stormtrooper Food Truck Hot Stuff Chilli Sauce Gift Set (UK Link/US Link)

The more time they spend gaming in their rooms the more they ask for a mini fridge! (UK Link/US Link)

60 inch round pizza blanket – My boys thought this was hilarious! (UK Link/US Link)

For the LEGO Lovers

LEGO Starward Millenium Falcon (UK Link/US Link). With 1,351 pieces, this cool LEGO building toy packs so much detail into its over 5 Inch (14 cm) high, 17 Inch (44 cm) long and 12 inch (32 cm) wide form. However, if money is no object then you could buy the collectors edition (UK Link/US Link) if you can find it!

Whilst we are talking about Starwars LEGO then what teen wouldn’t love this LEGO Star Wars BB-8 75187 (UK Link/US Link), it even comes with its own stand.

But if you really want to make your teen happy then grab this Star Wars Yoda Construction Set. Trust me until Baby Yoda merch comes out this will be loved (UK Link/US Link).

Perhaps your teen is more into Harry Potter, if so then take a look at 71043 Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Building Kit (UK Link/US Link) which comes complete with a host of Harry Potter characters including 4 Harry Potter figures, 27 micro figures, the Chamber Of Secrets, the Whomping Willow and more from the wizarding world.

How cool is the LEGO 75957 Harry Potter Knight Bus (UK Link/US Link) which comes with hinged opening side panel, removable roof and a movable sliding bed and swinging chandelier and also Includes the cheeky shrunken head and Harry Potter’s chest containing a wand, letter, chocolate bar and a potion bottle.

Perhaps your teen is a petrol head or an engineer, then this LEGO 42110 Technic Land Rover Defender Off Road 4×4 would be the gift for them (UK Link/US Link) which has a 4-speed sequential gearbox, All Wheel Drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension and detailed 6-cylinder engine and a transmission system with 2 levers for engaging high or low gear ratios and a selector for changing gear.

Sporty Gifts

I thought that teens would be too old for trampolines, but my eldest has proven me wrong. He uses ours a lot, not only for fun but for stretching and warmups/cooldowns (UK Link/US Link). We opted for an oval trampoline.

If only we had the space for this Full NBA Official Size Basketball Hoop. This is on a couple of teens I know lists (UK Link/US Link). Oh and don’t forget the basketball too (UK Link/US Link)!

You can never have enough footballs and this is the current Premier League Ball (UK Link/US Link)

With football being a winter sport here in the UK, these fleece player gloves are perfect as they allow grip on the balls for throw-ins. (UK Link/US Link)

This England Rugby Ball Light would be perfect for any Ruby fan

The 3D lamp is perfect for the Rugby or Americal Football Fan (UK Link/US Link).

What I love about these lights is you can get them for pretty much any sport (UK Link/US Link).

Ruby balls take some stick, so a new ball is always appreciated (UK Link/US Link).

Nautica Voyage (UK Link/US Link).

These gift ideas for teen boys involve everything from Cool stocking fillers to portable chargers this truly is the Ultimate Teen Boy Gift Guide

So there you have some fab ideas for gifts for teen boys, so now we move on to the stocking fillers section of the Teen boy gift guide……..

Cheaper Gifts and Stocking Fillers

I bought Mini a case with card holder for his birthday this year and he LOVES it. It is perfect for him to carry his card and bus pass without carrying a wallet or bag (UK Link/US Link).

I have a child that HATES paper straws and swears metal ones make his pop taste “funny” so I have invested in these glass straws from VASO this year.

3 pairs of Star Wars Socks (UK Link/US Link).

Both of the boys have Speck Airpod cases in their stocking this year. (UK LInk/US Link)

Marvel Thor Cape Cotton Sock (UK Link/US Link).

Dog Mini Bluetooth Animal Wireles Speaker (UK Link/US Link).

Nike Basic Wallet Purse (UK Link/US Link).

Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm (UK Link/US Link).

Ethique Eco-Friendly Solid Shampoo Bar (UK Link/US Link).

Calvin Klein ck one Eau de Toilette (UK Link/US Link).

Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Random 5-Pack PocketBac Sanitizers (UK Link/US Link).

Telescopic Reusable Straws (UK Link/US Link)

24k Carat Gold Plated Game Poker Gift Deck (UK Link/US Link)

Japanese sweets (UK Link/US Link)

American Candy

AirPod EarHooks (UK Link/US Link)

Build-On Brick Mug (UK Link/US Link)

Sizzling Bacon Candy

Nose Pencil Sharpener (UK Link/US Link)

Traditional Pencil Sharpener (UK Link/US Link)

Game of Phones: A Battle of Smartphone Skills (UK Link/US Link)

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