Gift buying for teenage boys can feel impossible. It’s like their definition of cool and uncool changes by the hour.
Take the guessing game out of gift-giving and check out these top 50 most trending gifts for 16-year old boys.
Gift Ideas for 16 Years Old Boys
For Burrito Lovers: Jorbest Tortilla Blanket
This adorable double-sided blanket that looks like a tortilla is a must-have among all serious burrito lovers. Its soft texture makes it perfect for snuggling up with, and its eco-friendly dye makes it the best long-lasting novelty gift for your teenager.
To Make Toilet Time Productive: Barwench Games Toilet Golf
If he’s going to be sitting on the toilet all day, he might as well make it count. This toilet golf game is a great gag gift for your teenage boy. It comes with a putter, two golf balls, a cup & flag, a putting green, and a Do Not Disturb sign.
To Satisfy Their Incessant Snacking: CraveBox Care Package
May they rummage through your pantry no more! This CraveBox Care Package includes 45 of your teenagers’ most beloved snacks like chips, candy, crackers, and granola bars. If you want to put a smile on their face, give them some snacks.
For Pizza Lovers: Pizza Socks Box
Socks are trending right now! Not only are teenagers wearing socks, but they’re tucking their pants in them so that you can still see them. Make your teenager’s face light up with this novelty sock box.
The socks are folded up like pizza slices inside a pizza box, making it all the more hilarious.
To Get Them Outside: Spikeball Kit
Spikeball is what’s new in outdoor sports. It’s like volleyball meets four square, and kids are flipping over it. This standard Spikeball kit comes with three balls, a net with foldable legs, and a drawstring carrying bag for easy transportation.
For Game Night Enthusiasts: Kids Against Maturity Card Game
You can turn game night into his favorite memory with this hilarious card game. It’s a guaranteed way to get them off of their devices, a refreshing change to the regular games you may play, and an easy way to get them talking.
So They’ll Keep Up With Their Stuff: Herschel Little America Laptop Backpack
Teenagers never tire of getting new gear, especially not this super trendy backpack from Herschel. It’s becoming the most sought-after gear among all teens. Its simple, clean, and classic look make it the perfect complement to any outfit, and its many compartments make organizing all their stuff easy.
So He’ll Actually Smell Like He Took a Shower: Perry Ellis 360 Bath & Body Gift Set
Fight the funk with this great bath and body gift set from Perry Ellis! It’s a 4-piece gift set that comes with shower gel, deodorizing spray, and two bottles of toilette spray. It has notes of tangerine, cinnamon, and cedarwood for an all-around pleasant smell.
For Their Shaving Needs: Harry’s Holiday Gift Set
Help him get rid of that stubble with a beginner’s shaving set from Harry’s. This 3-piece gift set comes with a top-of-the-line razor, shave gel, and a post-shave balm. Both products have Aloe in them for a gentle first shave.
For Their Acne-Prone Skin: Tiege Hanley Men’s Skin Care System
Remind him that body wash is not face wash, and get him this high-quality skincare system from Tiege Hanley. It includes a daily face wash, an exfoliator, and moisturizers for daytime and night. This level one system will prepare him for continuous self-care.
For Athletes: CrazyDog Flex Tanktop
If your teen is obsessed with his muscles, he will be even more obsessed with this funny tank top from CrazyDog. This hand-made, high-quality t-shirt will be the talk of the gym class, and it comes in eight different colors so he can have one for every day of the week!
So They’ll Stop Drinking Your Coffee: Keurig Coffee Lovers Collection
This 60 count variety pack of single-serve coffee cups is exactly what your caffeine lover needs to kick the day off right. It includes 20 different flavors, so if you’re looking for a way to keep them out of your coffee stash, consider this.
To Keep Them Hydrated: Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle
The Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle is next-level hydration. The brand prides itself on using 100% BPA-free, non-toxic stainless steel. It also comes in 24 color options with three different lids so that he can switch up his hydration style.
For Outdoorsy Types: Boxzie Outdoor Man Gift Box
If your teenager loves everything outdoors, he’ll be thrilled to have the Boxzie Outdoor Man Gift Box. This box includes a fire-starting rope, candle, soap, an insulated tumbler, and a Rambo knife, everything your little survivalist needs for the great outdoors.
For Travel Lovers: Wanderlust Scratch Off Maps
The Wanderlust Scratch Off Maps come with both a world map and a U.S. map. As your tiny traveler embarks on new adventures, he can scratch off those places. He will then have a visual representation of where he’s been and where he’s going.
The New Time Out Chair: Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair
The Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair is like an incredibly comfy couch made for one. It comes with a removable cover so that you don’t have to worry about persistent odors or stains. The chair can easily be used for gaming, studying, napping, or lounging.
For Lazy Bones: COMFY Wearable Blanket
Don’t let him use your nice throw blankets one more day. The Comfy Original is a plush, wearable blanket that is large enough to pull your legs up into. It fits like a hoodie and has a front pouch for packing their snacks and devices.
To Spice Up Their Ride: Govee Interior Car Lights
Govee Interior Strip Lights are all the rage right now when it comes to car decor. These flexible, waterproof lights are incredibly simple to install, and the color can be changed right from their phone. They can even sync up to their music!
For Passionate Gamers: Shuanghu Gaming Chair
This sturdy gaming chair is built to outlast even the toughest gamers. It has the ability to recline between 90°- 150°, and sports neck and lumbar support for those extra long gaming sessions. This chair also doubles as a desk chair for when they’re catching up on their studies.
For Curious Astronomers: Celestron Portable Telescope
Show him the sky isn’t the limit with the Celestron Portable Telescope. It comes with a tripod, telescope, accessories, and a traveling case. This great deal also gives you access to Celestron’s astronomy software app.
For Aspiring Artists: Norberg & Linden Drawing Set
The Norberg & Linden Drawing set is one of the most highly rated sketch kits because of its great quality and reasonable price. This kit comes with graphite and charcoal pencils, a 100-page sketchbook, sharpeners, erasers, and a charcoal stick.
For the Stylish Ones: BarbedRose Hoodie
This is a graphic t-shirt meets hoodie. The vivid colors and the abstract designs of the BarbedRose Hoodie are what make it the perfect pick for your teenage boy. Not to mention the fade-resistant fabric will make this his go-to hoodie for years to come.
To Light Up Their Life: DAYBETTER LED Strip Lights
These DAYBETTER LED Strip Lights are the best decor lights for any purpose. He can use them to highlight the back of his tv, outline the furniture in his room or just add a colorful pop to his bedroom.
They’re easy to stick on, easy to remove, and have a remote control to change the color.
To Stay On-Trend: Crocs Classic Clogs
Crocs are back in style, and there are so many color options to choose from and accessories to style them with! They’re a great choice for any informal occasion, from the gym to the beach. They even have insulated options for cold weather.
For Roller-Skaters: Reewind Men’s Roller Skate
The Reewind Men’s Roller Skates are great for all skill levels, so whether your teenager is a beginner or a pro, he’ll love these skates. They have great ankle support, and they’re made to sustain a lot of impact and come in four great colors.
For Sneakerheads: NEATLY Shoe Organizer
The NEATLY Shoe Organizer is the gift that your 16-year old didn’t know he needed! It comes with 12 see-through organizing bins that can be stacked and arranged to their liking. They also feature a grated backing for breathable storage.
For Bookworms: Enno Vatti 100 Books Scratch Off Poster
As a bookworm, it’s pretty tough to find new books to read. With this scratch-off poster from Enno Vatti, he won’t have to worry about that for a while. It features 100 of the most life-changing books from all different genres.
To Boost Their Mental Health: Mindfulness for Teens Journal
He’s in a very transformational time in his life right now. You can help him cope and stay clear-headed with this mindfulness journal by Jennie Battistin. It includes lots of focused activities, each taking about 10 minutes to complete.
For Basketball Lovers: 40 Basketball Hall-of-Fame & Superstar Cards Collection
Your basketball fan will lose it when he sees these vintage basketball cards. This 40-pack of cards contains some of the top basketball players in the NBA, including some Hall of Famers like Michael Jordan and Larry Byrd.
Literally Shock Him With This Amazing Game: Lightning Reaction Shocking Game
Lightning Reaction is a party game that will fill your home with thrills. Its objective is to test the player’s reaction time, and those with the slowest speed get zapped! You also have the ability to change the shock level for added fun.
To Wow Your Music Lover: FullLight Tech Bluetooth Beanie
Hats and headphones usually don’t mix, but with the FullLight Tech Bluetooth Beanie, you can serve two purposes with one product. This beanie comes loaded with upgraded HD speakers and double knitted material to keep his ears warm while he rocks out.
To Give Him a Meaningful Gift That Lasts: Mealguet Inspirational Bracelet
This exceptional stainless steel bracelet from Mealguet features an inspiring quote to remind your teenage boy of your love for him. Its simple braided design will compliment any outfit, and it’s resistance to rust and corrosion makes it a perfect lifelong keepsake
For Classic Fun Lovers: Solar Boomerang
The Colorado Boomerangs’ solar boomerang is an awesome new take on the classic toy. It uses solar energy to change its color while in use, and every purchase comes with a fun guide on how to properly use a boomerang.
To Enhance His Shower Concerts: ASIYUN Bluetooth Shower Speaker
The ASIYUN Bluetooth speaker is a versatile speaker that can be used for any occasion. Its waterproof exterior makes it a perfect addition to the shower, but it can also be used for hands-free phone calls or meetings.
To Get Him Out of His Head: Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal
Whether he’s new to journaling or not, this journal by Keri Smith will make him reconsider everything. It’s chock-full of unconventional prompts that will help him get out of his comfort zone, get creative, and, best of all, relax.
Give Him Something To Commemorate This Moment: Vintage 2005 T-Shirt
There’s nothing like being 16, but he probably doesn’t know that yet. This vintage 2005 t-shirt will serve as a reminder of this moment in time. It comes in 10 color options and is made from 100% cotton.
For Skateboarders: Board Blazers LED Skateboard Lights
Your skateboarder will go crazy over these LED Skateboard lights. They come in six different colors and easily stick on to the underside of their skateboard to create a stunning underglow. Unlike other lights, they’re built to outlast even the gnarliest tricks.
To Trade Their Lamp Out: Mind Glowing 3D Galaxy Moon Lamp
This galaxy moon lamp is a beautiful alternative to the lamp for their room that will leave him in awe. He’ll have the ability to change the colors via remote control and can be dimmed or brightened according to his liking.
Give Him Something To Be Obsessed With: Top Race Remote Control Airplane
If he loved remote control cars growing up, he’ll definitely love the challenge of flying his very own remote control airplane. This airplane from Top Race is built to last and comes with an easy-to-use controller and extra parts, just in case.
To Help Him Relax: The Original Buddha Board – Water Painting
The Original Buddha Board is a water painting board that teaches the art of calmness and meditation. It is a very relaxing way to create masterpieces, and there’s no cleanup because your art disappears as it evaporates.
Gift Him His New Favorite Footwear: Nike Men’s Air Max Camden Slide
These Nike slides are some of the most comfortable lounge shoes that you’ll ever find. They’re cute and functional, perfect for after-gym wear or day-to-day activities. It has great heel support, comes in five vibrant colors, and is a great addition to any shoe collection.
For Pokemon Card Collectors: Geecow 4-Pocket Pokemon Card Binder
This 4-pocket binder from Geecow can hold up to 400 of his favorite Pokemon cards. It has a waterproof exterior, and its plastic sleeves are great at repelling dirt. It also features a thick wrist band strap for peace of mind while carrying.
For Die-Hard Naruto Fans: Ripple Junction Naruto Shippuden Military Style Hoodie
If he is a true Anime fan, then he will really love this Naruto Military-style hoodie. It’s perfect for cosplay and his friends will definitely geek out over it. Ripple Junction is a brand for fans, by fans so you can rest assured that this is a quality product.
For Your Future Geographer: MOKOQI Magnetic Levitating Globe
Whether he enjoys studying the world or saving the world, he’ll definitely be fascinated by this incredibly magnetic levitating globe by MOKOQI. It comes with a lighted stand and a globe and when turned on it rotates 360° for up to 25 minutes.
Give Him a Rewarding Project: AMT 1968 Chevy Camaro Scale Model Kit
This car building kit is the ideal gift for your car lover. Not only do they get to take part in building a phenomenal model 1968 Chevy Camaro, but they’ll also always have a visual representation of their hard work.
It comes with everything needed for completion, as well as detailed instructions.
For Making Memories With Their Friends: Squad Hero Rechargeable Laser Tag Set
Never let him lose his love of play. This laser tag set comes with four laser tag vests, four guns, and a recharge station. Each gun can be set to a different setting, including rocket, pistol, automatic, and laser.
The LCD display on the vest and guns keeps score.
To Make Them Think: Trekbest Money Maze Puzzle Box
If you still want to gift them cash or gift cards, make them work for it. The Money Maze Puzzle Box makes gift-giving fun. All you have to do is drop in the gift, close the lid and he does all the rest.
He must guide the ball through the maze until the end or lose out.
To Transform Their Bedroom Into a Theater: PVO Mini Projector
With this mini projector, he can turn any room into his own personal theater. It features full HD and natural resolution for a better viewing experience, and it’s so tiny it can fit right in their pocket.
It has an HDMI, so it can even be hooked up to their videogame.
To Blow Off Some Steam: Protocol Punching Bag With Stand
This punching bag stand from Protocol Punching is the perfect way to get your teenager active and bring the gym to him. It’s great for beginners and comes with a punching bag, adjustable stand, a pump, and a pair of boxing gloves.
The Teenage boys Guide To Gift-Giving
Contrary to popular belief, teenage boys are multi-dimensional, meaning they’re more than just video game-playing couch potatoes. They’re growing not only physically but also socially and emotionally. They’re at the early stages of high school; chances are they’re still figuring all of these things out.
So buying a gift that’s tailored to them will be all the more meaningful. Before you go out and buy the next present, consider a couple of things first.
How Much Should You Spend?
In general, gift-giving can get pricey if you’re not careful. But when you’re buying a gift specifically for a teenage boy, the options are more scarce, driving the price tag up very quickly. So, set a budget beforehand. There are so many occasions for gift-giving throughout the year; you shouldn’t break the bank on just one.
What Type of Gift Should You Buy?
Once you’ve figured out your budget, now it’s time to address the kind of gift you want to buy. The type of gifts available can seem endless, but which one is suitable for your 16-year old? Here are a few categories of the more common gifts for teenage boys.
Electronics. Electronics are probably the first thing that you think of when you think of a gift for a 16-year old boy. Their generation really thrives on all things electronic and digital. So if you’re looking for this type of gift, then just know there are tons of options to choose from.
Apparel. You can never go wrong with some good apparel. Though it may not always be apparent, a teenage boy’s wardrobe is just as important to him as anyone else’s. So whether he likes to stand out or blend in, your gift of quality clothing will mean a lot.
Food. Food gifts can never and will never go out of style. As you know, 16-year-old boys have an insatiable appetite. To keep their sticky fingers out of the pantry for a while, you can give them a personalized gift box of their favorite snacks of all time.
What Do 16-Year-Old Boys Like?
What is he interested in? What makes his eyes light up? Suppose he could talk for hours upon hours about the same topic regardless if anyone else is interested. In that case, this might just be the insight you need to find him the perfect gift. Here are a few things that your teenager might be interested in.
A lot of teenage boys like sports, whether that be watching it or actually being in the game. Great gifts for sports players would be something that supports their active lifestyle. It could be something that they really need, like odor-resistant socks (cause, phew!) or something unexpected like sports memorabilia.
One of the most pressing things on a 16-year-old boy’s mind is getting behind the wheel. If they’re lucky enough to have their own car, they might appreciate some decor to personalize their ride, like seat covers and interior lights. If not, no worries, you can still gift them something amazing like car-themed canvas art or a car building kit.
A growing amount of research shows that video games may actually have real benefits. But if your teenager spends hours in his room glued to his video games, you’re probably heavily questioning that. But it’s true; video games can make them learn faster and improve their mental health. Great gifts for gamers are plenty like headphones, controllers, storage, or the latest version of their favorite games.
Lots of teenage boys are still very fond of anything to do with the outdoors. Suppose he likes activities like bird-watching, hiking, camping, biking, and kayaking. In that case, you can buy him some gear that supports these hobbies. There are plenty of items available to choose from, including survival kits, portable grills, and tents.
At 16, boys can be complex as they’re trying to figure themselves out, but gifting them something great doesn’t have to be. What does your teenage boy like? Let us know in the comment section, and don’t forget to share this post with your family and friends.