21+ Christmas gift ideas for teen boys they will really love (2021 edit)

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Gift ideas for teen boys - they will really love these!

Okay, so these gift ideas for teen boys are in addition to the gift ideas for teen girls list from earlier in the week. I say this because I really don’t believe there are such things as ‘boys things’ and ‘girls things’. There are just teen things. But I split the lists into gift ideas for boys and girls because… well, that’s what the punters want.

Now I’ve got that out of the way, here’s my top gift ideas for teen boys (or girls, or non-binary).

Also packed with great non-gender-specific ideas: 21+ unreal gifts for teens they won’t hate


 

21+ gift ideas for teen boys

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1. Slack gift – $74

Slacker slackline is a great gift for teen boys

Slacklining is amazing for core stability, balance and agility. Plus it’s heaps of fun. A basic 50 feet slackline kit will get your kid started. Have a go yourself! We may even get actual abs out of this…

Get it at Dick Smith.

2. Grown up wallet – $79.99

wallet and belt makes a great gift for teen boys

A good-looking wallet will see him through for years (the smart-looking belt is a bonus). Room for student ID, cards, coins and plenty of cred.

Get it at Strandbags.

3. Good old data – from $15

A bank of data is what teen boys want as a gift

Give them what they really want! You can gift data-only plans from $15 for 7GB, or $40 for 50GB. There are other plans too, depending on your budget. This is a great gift for any teen, especially if you have an old mobile phone you can add to the present! Buy as many months are you like, there’s no contract.

Get it at Amaysim.

4. Made for sneaky fellas – $49.99

Great gift ideas for teen boys - you've got crabs game

You’ve Got Crabs sounds way riskier than it is. It’s a family-friendly party where the object is to be as sneaky as possible. So, this one is just made for teen boys.

Get it at Yellow Octopus.

5. Beat the Bogans – $36.99

Beat the Bogans Board Game

‘Straya.

Get it at Yellow Octopus.

6. Stress banana – $12.99

Stress banana

It strikes me that teen’s need many, many stress bananas to take all their angst out on. Better the banana than us, amiright?

Get it at Yellow Octopus.

7. Boombox wannabe – $59

Gift ideas for teen boys - boombox speaker

Headphones are great, but when you want to share some tunes with a friend, a portable speaker is greater. This plays a really decent sound for such a small and cheap device.

Get it at Gifts Australia.

8. Classic Vans – $110

Shoe trends come and shoe trends go (very fast), but the classic chequerboard Van seems to always be acceptable. The same can be said for Converse All Stars, too.

Get it at Platypus Shoes.

9. Codenames – $35

Games like Codenames are a great gifts for teen boys

We love playing this game at our place, and I’m keen to spread the word. It’s simple, but somehow it never gets old.

Get it at Gifts Australia.

10. Droning on – $65

Gifts for teen boys - drone

An entry level drone, so you won’t feel so bad when it crashes somewhere and you can’t find it. (I speak from sad experience.) I don’t get the whole drone thing either, but make a boy happy, huh?

Get it at Dick Smith.

11. Big numbers – $21.95

I went to uni with Adam Spencer and we did a debating marathon together that lasted for days and days. I tell everyone that because he’s still one of my top 100 favourite people. (Disclaimer: it is likely that Adam Spencer no longer even knows who I am.) Adam Spencer’s Top 100 is funny and smart and should be required reading for every teen.

Get it at Booktopia.

12. Puzzle it out – $24.99

The box where you can hide all your treasures, then have to solve 12 puzzles to open it again. Makes you work for what you love. This would make a fantastic gift wrapping for another small present inside. At the very least it will keep them off screens for most of Christmas day.

Get it at Yellow Octopus.

 13. Stupid mug – $19.99

Duck off mug

This is just the kind of thing that teen boys laugh at for hours. It’s why the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. They may even invite actual friends to their house, just so they can make them a hot Milo in this mug then laugh with them for hours. Who are we to judge? It’s been a tough year.

Get it at Yellow Octopus.

14. One of us is lying boxset – $38.50

Gifts for teen boys - one of us is lying boxset

This collection is among my son’s favourite books (both my daughters love it, too). 

Get it at Booktopia.

15. Slides that should die but haven’t – $50

 

I wish these ugly AF shower shoes (worn with socks, gag) would die, too. Until then, they’re a pretty cheap way to make a kid super happy.

Get them at Hype DC.

16. Finsk this is good – $75

 

We love this game. So much so we practically nursed Finska on our laps all the way from Sydney to Queensland, because it wouldn’t fit anywhere else and apparently we desperately needed it for camping. Played it once in the whole week – you know how it goes.

Get it at Planet Finska.

17. Joe Wicks – $17.25

Okay, you can’t actually buy Joe Wicks for under 35 bucks, but his books are the very essence of him. All clean eating, be kind, exercise your body, love your mum, dirty bearded, Joe. Our teen boys would do very well to have a role model like Joe. Oh, and this book is Cooking for Family and Friends – hint, hint, son!

Get it at Booktopia.

18. The gift of gratitude – $31

So often things like journals and, yes, even gratitude are seen as a ‘girl thing’. Which is not something to be grateful for at all. Our boys need to learn self-reflection, awareness and gratitude just as much as our girls. Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal comes from the author of one of my favourite internet hangs (Tiny Buddha). Boys hang out there too – just sayin’.

Get it from Booktopia.

19. Grass thongs – $19

I know, right?

Get them from Yellow Octopus.

20. Bucket hat – $50

Bucket hat for Christmas for a teen boy

Sure, we could say that bucket hats had their moment in 2015. Or we could just acknowledge that they still bring the kind of cool you shouldn’t be able to buy so easily.

Get it at Hype DC.

21. Power up – $30

Powerbank makes a good gift

A neat power bank that slots nicely into the school bag. Charges an iPhone up to SEVEN TIMES. No more excuses that he can’t contact his mother… It’s also on a massive special at Dick Smith right now – $90 down to $30!

Get it at Dick Smith.

22. Oh, who are we kidding – $Yourleftkidney

All these gifts are really nice, thanks Mum, but this is what I really want. K, thanks, buy.

Get it at Australia Post.

Who’s on your gift list?

Awesome gift ideas for teen boys - they will love anything on this list

Written by Bron Maxabella

Bron is the founder of Mumlyfe and is so happy to welcome you here. Bron has been writing in the Australian parenting space as Maxabella for more than seven years and is mum to three mostly happy kids and wife to one mostly happy husband. Mostly happy is a win, right?

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