Teenage boys often have long wish lists during the holiday seasons, usually composed of mostly big-ticket items that they can’t afford on their own (and for our suggestions on those, click here); but there are endless options of more affordable and smaller-sized gifts that can make a big impression and/or provide some essentials that teen boys are unlikely to spend on for themselves.
We scoured the internet and polled the teen boys in our lives to get a sense for what the must-have and most appreciated smaller gifts are this year, to make your shopping experience less painful and your gift-giving more pleasurable. So, without further ado, here are our 10 Best Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50 for Teen Boys!
Whether your teen is into the electric or old-fashioned methods of shaving, a good tool and accessories will be helpful as he learns to manage his burgeoning facial hair. One of the most popular brands of shaving gear, Harry’s, even has a shaving club membership to which you can gift a subscription.
This all-natural bath and body kit in a can includes soap, shave gel, bay rum oil, hand butter, and a body mitt in fresh, dude-friendly scents.
Take the fussiness out of hand and foot grooming supplies with this distinctly manly take on a full set of care tools to inspire your boy to keep his claws under control.
Teen boys this year are crazy for Fortnite, Overwatch, League of Legends, the Call of Duty series, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Halo 5 and NBA 2k19. If you’re uncertain about your teen’s taste, gaming platform or what they already have, you can’t go wrong with a gift card toward games, so they can choose what they like.
If your teen doesn’t have a specific mouse for gaming, they’ll love an upgrade to improve their skills.
Pacman Ghost Lamp: This old-school callback is a fun and functional way to integrate your teen’s love of gaming into his room décor. Other functional options are a gaming headphone stand, wall mounts for their gaming controls. Or for fun, you can build his collection of figurines from his favorite games.
Catan, One Night Ultimate Werewolf and its variants like Werewords, Ticket to Ride and Cards Against Humanity are all popular among this age group, and a great way to offer them a tech-free source of social entertainment (and even some education!).
Tech / Accessories
Convenient in so many ways, any teen would love an Echo Dot as an addition to their room. They can use it to stream music, set alarms and reminders, or get sports stats and weather reports.
Vinyl is making a big comeback with the teenage set, so if your young man is interested in records, this modern wireless player will be a great way for him to enjoy them.
A handy way to keep his phone safe and his body hydrated while he plays ball with his friends, this bottle is an awesome gift.
In conclusion, shopping for teens doesn’t have to be intimidating if you know what is on-trend and highly sought-after this year. These choices are sure to please even the most discerning teen boy in your life, without doing too much damage to your bank account. Happy gifting!