Gifts for teenage boys can be hard to figure out, with so many cool tech toys on the market, which are the best of the bunch?
Look no further! Whether they are into robots, playing with drones, exploring virtual worlds, or are just in need of a simpler gift like a smart watch, we have some great ideas.
Give the gift of education with build-your-own toys that get teens building robots and other cool toys. This adds to their STEM skills that can transfer over to the classroom as they learn.
Some of the best gifts for teen boys can be musical. Whether learning how to play an instrument, mixing sounds on a turntable, or making their own sounds on a computer program, music can bring a lifetime of happiness and creativity.
Teens love tech, and everything from smartwatches to virtual reality headsets are on the list. Old gift favorites like Lego and Star Wars are not missed out, so there is something for every teenage boy.
Check out the best gifts for teenage boys and take the stress out of your birthday shopping.
Trade in your ordinary watch for an updated and packed full of features smartwatch. The Pebble Smartwatch is a personalizable watch that caters to all ages. Set it up to receive your email, call, calendar and text alerts. You can download compatible apps to better cater to your interest, like a fitness tracking app. Also available are fun watch faces to fit your style.
Let them create their own speaker with the BOSEbuild set. This kit includes everything your teen needs to create their own bluetooth speaker and then customize it to fit their style. When they build this speaker, your teen is learning how simple components like coil, magnets and paper play into making a speaker come alive. When they have finished, there are interchangeable covers and different colored lights that they can choose from.
If you are looking at top gifts for teenage boys that will leave their jaws on the floor then check out the Sky Viper. This drone features a pair of first person view goggles so that you can see the sky from your drone’s eyes. It has flight assist features such as auto launch, auto hover and auto landing. Perform tricks like barrel rolls and flips with one touch to impress your friends and family.
Bring your creations to life with the LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator. This two in one model allows you to build an excavator with motorized moving parts, then take it apart to build a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant model. With the built in motor, this toy will move backwards, forwards, has rotating bucket wheels, moving conveyor belts and a rotating super structure.
Powered by Oculus, this Samsung Gear virtual reality headset is one of the ultimate gifts for teen boys. You can play games or sit back and enjoy Netflix movies in the VR headset. This headset has been updated to fit larger phones like the Galaxy Note 7 and future USB modeled phones. It is a lightweight headset that puts comfort in mind. With thousands of virtual reality apps, this headset gets teens moving around in a virtual world.
Take flight and take aim with the Parrot Minidrone Mambo. This cool drone is small yet mighty in what it can do. Included with the drone are two attachments. The first is a grabber that can catch, carry and release items up to four grams in weight. The second is a cannon that powerfully shoots miniature balls, up to six feet away. Built in high quality sensors allow this drone to have good stability in flight or hovering.
One of the best gifts for teen boys that you can give, is the gift of a learning experience. With the UBTECH Jimu Inventor set kids will used step by step instructions to build and then code their own robot. While having fun playing, they will be learning about how moving parts fit together and how to run a standard code to bring things to life.
Outstanding performance in a smaller and simpler model of the GoPro cameras. The GoPro HERO Session is durable, water resistant and has the ability to adjust and capture with the simple touch of a button. It records video and audio with high quality, and the single button control turns the camera off when you are done recording, in order to save the battery. Any teenage boy would love one of these gadgets as a gift.
Give your musical teen this customizable AKAI Professional MPK Mini Keyboard to help them take their music to the next level. This keyboard comes with many apps for playing and creating music on your computer. It is USB powered, has eight velocity-sensitive MPC type pads, eight q-link knobs for mixing and a built in arpeggiator. It is also small enough to take with you when you go out.
Revisit your childhood gaming days or give this as one of many cool throwback gifts for teenage boys. With the AtGames Sega Genesis Classic you will have eighty built in games like Mortal Kombat and Sonic. To use this console, simply plug it into your TV and start playing. It also has the capability to play old Sega cartridge games, so you can pull out the old box of games that you’ve been holding onto.
Learn to play guitar with the Zivix Jamstick+ Smart Guitar. This miniaturized version makes it easier for you to handle and learn to play guitar. The guitar does not make sound, but when plugged into your computer it will play through the speakers like an electric guitar. It is small and easy to take with you wherever you go. This guitar also comes with easy to pick up and learn guitar lessons.
Play music for your friends with this cool turntable. The Crosley Turntable is a small and classic piece for any teenagers room. This updated oldie has bluetooth capabilities to link to different devices. It can play 33s, 45s and 78 Rpm records. When not in use the turntable folds down to resemble a small suitcase. It’s very portable and easy to use and comes in a variety of colors and prints.
Bring home the perfect virtual assistant with the Echo Dot. This hands free, voice controlled device lets you connect Amazon’s Alexa to any room. Alexa is on the job to make sure you are informed, organized and have everything that you need. To use the Echo Dot, simply say “Alexa” followed by a command. She can play music, order stuff from amazon, tell you facts like your calendar or the weather, and even order a pizza from Dominos.
Feel like you are bending time with Feel Flux toy. This ultimate gift for teenage guys will have them questioning physics as they understand how science can impact gravity. Once the introductory thrill is over, they can purchase the skill set version and learn to do cool gravity defying tricks with this toy to wow their friends and family.
Get around in style with the new Segway miniPro. This neat gadget takes only a few minutes to learn how to ride and is built for safety. It has military grade shock absorption so that you wont fall off if you hit a bump. The turning radius and capabilities are easy and smooth to control. It detects other riders and has built in anti theft capabilities that are controlled by your smart phone. There are multiple speeds to choose from, with a max 10 MPH speed and 14 mile radius on a single charge.
Challenge yourself with the Star Wars BB-8 3D Rubik’s Cube. This novelty toy is a perfect gift for teenage boys that love all things Star Wars. The body of BB-8 can be scrambled so that you have to turn him to rematch his patterns. His head does not move, it is attached to the top spot. BB-8 also comes with a round base so that he won’t roll away when you sit him down or so you can proudly display him.
Give the gift of classic games with the My Arcade gaming system. This stationary game is a miniaturized version of a regular arcade game console. It is the perfect size for teens to play and carry with them on the go. My Arcade comes with 300 built-in higher 16 bit rate games. The screen is a 2.5 inch color LCD, and games are backlit so you can play in low lit areas.
The New Bright iRobot is a handy helper and fun-to-play-with gift for teens. This robot features a grabbing claw that has eight motors, giving it the ability to lift, spin and open/close. It has four main elongated wheels that allow it to roll over uneven surfaces and even climb stairs. There is a mounted camera that links to your smart phone or tablet.
19. Justice League Elite-Tek Batmobile (Coming Soon)
Race to the rescue in the Justice League Elite-Tek Batmobile. This exciting new remote control car has a massive thrust and accelerator so you can get to the bad guys fast. Included inside the batmobile is a Batman action figure that can come out and fight before hopping back in to steer the batmobile. Link your phone to the car via the bluetooth app and explore Gotham City from your phone.
20. Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8 (Coming Soon)
Updated and ready to explore, the Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8 is the perfect option when you are seeking gifts for teenage boys. This robot has three modes; you can put him in explore mode and he will respond to certain questions and check out his environment. When you place him in drive mode you control where he goes. Finally in follow mode, BB-8 will go where you go, tagging along behind you.
Silvia Gallagher is the Head of Content for AvatarGeneration. Her background is in online learning, virtual worlds, and educational games. In her spare time she likes riding bikes over mountains and playing around with new technology.