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57 Best Gifts Teen Boys Actually Want This Year

From cool tech gifts to fun, inexpensive presents, give these to the teen boy in your life.

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Teenagers have a reputation for being inscrutable, but we've found that buying gifts for teens isn't as hard as it's cracked up to be. While it's true that they're leveling up and looking for more adult presents, especially when it comes to tech gifts and video games, there's still plenty of room for fun toys and kid stuff, with items like fidget toys and board games still high on their lists. And by now, they've fully developed their own interests, be it art, music, sports, video games, techie stuff or a combo of all of the above.

While that variety does make shopping for gifts less stressful than it seems at first, it's also easy to be overwhelmed by the options. For our list of the best gifts for teen boys, we have a mix of top-tested Good Housekeeping Institute favorites, editor's picks and best-sellers designed to nurture your teen's true interests. Whether you're looking for a small stocking stuffer or a big-ticket gift, something for a 15-year-old still getting the hang of high school or an 18-year-old heading off to college, we've got you covered with all the cool gifts for boys they could possibly ask for.

The best gifts for teen boys in 2022:

If you're shopping for other kids and teens on your list, we also have age-appropriate gift ideas for 14-year-olds, 13-year-old girls, 13-year-old boys, 12-year-olds, tween girls and boys too.

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Unique Gift for a Teenage Boy
MYNT3D
Professional Printing 3D Pen
MYNT3D
He'll Love This In His Room
Frigidaire
Retro Mini Fridge
Frigidaire
He'll Think This Is Actually Cool
Hasbro Gaming
DropMix Music Gaming System
Hasbro
Best Fidget Gift for a Teen Boy
Shashibo
Shape Shifting Box
SHASHIBO
Best Outdoor Gift for Teen Boys
ArmoGear
Laser Tag Set
ArmoGear
Best Gift Box for Teen Boys
Hyperlocal
My Gamer Gifts Box
Practical Gift for a Teen Boy
WAITIEE
Wireless Charging Station
WAITIEE
Now 40% off
Practical Gift Idea
BedShelfie
Wood Bedside Shelf
Best Tech GIft for a Teen Boy
KODAK
Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector
KODAK
Cool Stocking Stuffer for Teen Boys
SAIJI
Bed Phone Holder
SAIJI
A Classic Pick
Nike
Air Force 1 Men's Shoes
Best Gift for College-Bound Boys
Fatboy USA
Inflatable Lounger
Lamzac
Unusual Gift for Teen Boys
Lightning Reaction
Reloaded Game
Lightning Reaction
Eison
Gaming Neon Sign
Eison
For Active Teens
Spikeball
Spikeball Game Set
Spikeball
Now 15% off
Highly-Recommended Teen Gift
Holy Stone
RC Drone
Holy Stone
Now 51% off
Tenergy
Bluetooth Beanie
Tenergy
Best Birthday Gift for Teen Boys
CRAVEBOX
Snack Box Care Package
CRAVEBOX
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch Sports
Nintendo
Trendy Teen Boy Gift
HYODREAM
3D Moon Lamp
HYODREAM
Minger
LED Strip Lights
MINGER
Unique Experience Gift Idea
Cameo
Cameo Celebrity Greeting
Cameo
Divalis
Top 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster
Gift for Teen Boys Under $20
LEKNES
Phone Camera Lens Kit
Leknes
Best Card Game for Teen Boys
Pandasaurus Games
The Mind Card Game
Pandasaurus Games
Perfect Gift for Teen Son
POXIWIN
Build-on Brick Mug
POXIWIN
Every Man Jack
Marvel Body Wash Collection
Every Man Jack
Thames & Kosmos
Exit: The Game
Thames & Kosmos
Fun Stocking Stuffer for Teen Boys
Horande
Gaming Socks
Horande
Beats
Beats Wired On-Ear Headphones
Beats
For the Music Lover
Pick-A-Palooza
Guitar Pick Punch
Pick-a-Palooza
Anker
PowerCore Portable Charger
Anker
Clifton Heritage
RFID-Blocking Leather Wallet
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch Lite
Nintendo
Sleek Gift for a 17-Year-Old Boy
Timex
Weekender Watch
Timex
Now 21% off
Fujifilm
Fujifilm Instax Mini
Fujifilm
RIMABLE
Rimable Complete 22" Skateboard
Rimable
Kimdee
Burrito Tortilla Blanket
Funko
ESPN Trivia Night Board Game
Funko Games
House of Marley
No Bounds Outdoor Speaker
House of Marley
Masterclass
Guitar Class Subscription
Bryan Bedder
GlowCity
Light-Up Basketball
GlowCity
MRCOOL
Bedside Lamp
MRCOOL
FOCO
Team Pajamas
FOCO
Ideal for Teen College Kids
Herschel
Heritage Backpack
Stranger Things
Hellfire Club Baseball Shirt
Stranger Things
The Gym People
Fleece Jogger Pants
The Gym People
Gift for Teen Boys Under $15
Bombas
Men's Originals Calf Socks
Bombas
Ubuntu Life
Beaded Love Bracelet
Ubuntu Life
Best Splurge for a Teen Boy
Costway
Gaming Chair
Costway
The Cut Buddy
Hair Shaping Tool
The Cut Buddy
Fly by Jing
Shorty Spice Set
Fly by Jing
Rhyme Antics
Rhyme Antics Game
Rhyme Antics
A Tech Gift He Wouldn't Buy Himself
Roku
Streaming Stick+
Roku
Icecream
Cake Baseball Cap
Icecream
Rustic Ridge Leather
Leather Pencil Roll
Rustic Ridge Leather
Now 13% off
Handmade Leather Bookmark
KingsleyLeather
How we choose the best gifts
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When it comes to toys, electronics and more, our experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute are constantly testing products to evaluate them for safety, durability and ease of use.

While not all of the gifts featured in this guide have been evaluated in our Labs, our gift guide writers select products made by trusted brands, gifts with great reviews from online purchasers, best-sellers and editors' favorites. The list is then vetted by Good Housekeeping editors, who, after years of curating gift guides and keeping track of trends, ensure our selections encompass trending items as well as gifts that Good Housekeeping readers have loved in the past.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?
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For decades, the Good Housekeeping Institute has provided expert reviews and advice on everything parents and children love, including STEM toys, educational toys, sensory toys, board games and outdoor toys.

To put together this story, Marisa LaScala, Good Housekeeping's senior parenting and relationships editor, scoured the internet and spoke with tweens and teens about their top picks. Marisa has been covering parenting and toys for Good Housekeeping since 2018. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter, who are both avid toy collectors.

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