Boys are often hard to buy gifts for. They rarely tell you what they want and are more likely to huff and shrug their shoulders if you ask a direct question. Thankfully, all is not lost and if you read on, we have a few suitable gift ideas any teenage boy will be thrilled about, even if they lack the emotional intelligence to verbalize that gratitude.
A Steam Gift Card
Stream is a digital game store. Users can buy and play games from all major and many minor developers. There are frequent sales where popular games are massively discounted, plus parental controls if you would prefer not to let your sweet little Jimmy play adult-rated gore-fests like Resident Evil or Doom.
Steam gift cards are available from many major retailers or can be bought online, direct from the Steam website.
All kids want and need computers these days, for homework as well as fun times. It’s a rare child that doesn’t have access to a computer, but there is a big difference between a budget laptop and a high-spec gaming one. If your teenage boy is currently using a generic, low-budget laptop, why not upgrade him to a gaming laptop, so he can play high-definition games and have a lot more fun? Laptops like Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7 are an expensive gift, but you’ll be little Jimmy’s best friend for the rest of your days if you splash out. View offers at Lenovo.com to see where prices are currently at.
Games consoles are equally desirable and better for social gaming. With a games console, a teenage boy can invite all his friends over for a gaming party. All he needs is a few extra controllers and some snacks, and the evening is a winner for everyone. Right now, the latest gaming consoles are:
- PlayStation 5
- Nintendo Switch
- Xbox Series X
If your teenage boy already has an older console, upgrade him to the latest model. Don’t forget to buy a games bundle too, so he has something to play when he unwraps his console.
Note that if you decide to buy a PS5, it may take a while to find one, as they sell out quickly. Nintendo Switches are ideal for kids who like to game on the go, as they are portable consoles.
A Pair of Designer Sneakers
By the mid to late teens, boys are usually becoming more aware of their appearance and how others see them. Whereas once they couldn’t have cared less about fashion, now they are keen to wear the latest trends.
Sneakers are one way kids like to express their individual style choices, but with top brands like Yeezy selling for $200+, they are unaffordable for a lot of kids. As a gift, however, designer sneakers are a good choice. Choose a brand your teen likes and double-check their foot size before you order.
Other gifts worth considering include sports gear, Bluetooth speakers, and a gaming headset.