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Why are teenage guys so hard to shop for? Here’s some gift ideas for those impossible teens who just won’t give you any hints as to what they want for their birthday. It’s a bit more thoughtful than cash but something they’re not going to hate (like those clothes you were considering).
Cool Birthday Gifts for Teenage Guys
Nailed It Notes
Your whitty teenager can channel their personality into these “nailed it” notes. Let them praise their friends for nailing feats such as a “social coup” or “actual victory”.
97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School
This book covers everything a young person could possibly want to do before they head off to college and become an adult. It also has plenty of information about things that they don’t teach you in high school, which is great.
The cool scorpion state is made of aluminum pieces. It comes as a kit that they can assemble without any special tools.
It can be tricky to get teenage guys to read but there’s a lot of amazing fiction out there just waiting to be explored. A digital device like a kindle can help them read whatever without anyone knowing what it is!
Galaxy is in style right now and most teens are going to be ecstatic to get something with this big, bold design. Check out the other choices if it’s not your teenager’s style.
Yes, everyone wants a hoverboard, but who’s more fearless than a teenage boy? Get him one of these self-balancing hoverboards AND a helmet.
You never grow out of playing with RC toys and anything that flies is that much more entertaining.
This piggy bank has a cat that steals your money when you place it on the side. Adorable and fun.
Is your teenager always drumming on things with pencils? Make it socially acceptable with these drumstick pencils.
Star Wars Origami Kit
There aren’t a lot of teenage guys who aren’t at least small fans of the Star Wars franchise. This kit has 36 papercraft projects for them to complete.
These shoes are really popular and incredibly stylish. There’s bound to be something that suits their personality out there but it’s something that most guys would never buy for themselves.
Vintage is in! Give them something to play those old vinyls from the thrift store (or new albums that have been released on record) on.
What’s showing at the Teenage Guy cinema? Probably a pun or innuendo but whatever, it’s fun.
DIY Guitar Pick Punch
This nifty punch turns anything into a guitar pick. Cool!
Money Maze Puzzle
This is a great alternative way to give money. They have to solve a puzzle to get the cash inside. Devious.
If they’re not already fans get them started playing paintball with their own gun. It’s a great sport for even non-sporty teens.
Kind of throwback to what every teenage guy had in the 80s, a skateboard is a great gift for a teen. They can either work on learning a few cool tricks or just use it to get around.
RFID Blocking Card Case
It’s never too early to get them started with security, especially as most teens now have their own credit cards these days.
These horse head masks are inexplicably popular amongst teenage guys. Don’t question it.
Amazon Gift Card
Let’s be honest, teenage guy birthday gifts are really challenging to nail. Let them pick their own without forcing them to actually go into a store.
Another birthday closer to your teenage guy becoming an adult. Scary!
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