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20 Cool Birthday Gifts for Teenage Guys

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Why are teenage guys so hard to shop for? Is it really that hard to find cool birthday gifts for teenage guys? Here are 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

Cause they are too cool to tell you what to get. 

Nailed It Notes

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are witty.
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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

If they are struggling with that to do, this would be cool for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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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.

Aluminum Scorpion

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who like creepy crawlies.
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The cool scorpion state is made of aluminum pieces. It comes as a kit that they can assemble without any special tools.

Kindle

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are secretly bookworms.
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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 Hoodie

If they are into outer space, this would be cool for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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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.

Hoverboard

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are too cool to run.
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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.

RC Helicopter

Helicopters are always cool for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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You never grow out of playing with RC toys and anything that flies is that much more entertaining.

Cat Bank

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are secretly cat ladies.
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This piggy bank has a cat that steals your money when you place it on the side. Adorable and fun.

Drumstick Pencils

If he's got a beat in his head, this would be great for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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Is your teenager always drumming on things with pencils? Make it socially acceptable with these drumstick pencils.

Star Wars Origami Kit

This would be great for birthday gifts for teenage guys if he likes doing stuff with his hands.
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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.

Vans Shoes

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are as stylish as they are fun.
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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.

Record Player

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are just tool cool.
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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.

Cinema Lightbox

A fun marquee is a fun birthday gifts for teenage guys idea.
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What’s showing at the Teenage Guy cinema? Probably a pun or innuendo but whatever, it’s fun.

DIY Guitar Pick Punch

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are constantly losing their picks.
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This nifty punch turns anything into a guitar pick. Cool!

Money Maze Puzzle

Money is always fun for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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This is a great alternative way to give money. They have to solve a puzzle to get the cash inside. Devious. And if he likes puzzles, check out our list for puzzle lovers

Paintball Gun

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are active.
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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. (If he’s a hunter, we have him covered here too.) 

Skateboard

If he's always on the go, this would be great for birthday gifts for teenage guys.
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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

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are worried about "the man."
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It’s never too early to get them started with security, especially as most teens now have their own credit cards these days.

Horse Head

Birthday gifts for teenage guys cause they are teenage guys.
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These horse head masks are inexplicably popular amongst teenage guys. Don’t question it.

Amazon Gift Card

Birthday gifts for teenage guys who are just really hard to shop for.
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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!