A recent Gallup poll showed that American families planned to spend about $830 on gifts. That was up from $720 the year before.
That’s an average figure, and we’d be willing to bet that parents of teens are likely to spend more than the average.
Older kids just tend to want (and make more use of) more expensive tech than their younger siblings. And, there are plenty of great techie gifts that double as college essentials for older teens about to take off for (or already in) college.
You don’t need to spend a fortune if you don’t want to!
Then again, there are a lot of terrific Christmas gifts for teens that don’t cost a fortune and are sure to put a smile on your kiddo's face. From 13-year-olds to 19-year-olds, we’ve got some of the best Christmas gifts for teens.
Well, teen boys, but you may just spot something your teen girls would love too.
Gives you a large assortment of flavors.
Pods aren't useable if they get dented in the delivery.
These Nespresso OriginalLine pods are intense medium to dark blend with a solid intensity.
This variety pack offers excellent aroma with intensity levels varying from 5 to 10.
At $35 for 50 pods, it is one of the most affordable option
Available in 2 sizes and 2 colors, this anti-theft backpack is waterproof and features comfortable padding for the wearer – and the laptop inside.
Apart from minor quality control issues (which are rather rare), there aren’t any.
This has to be one of the best backpacks you can get. For a start, the minimal design is beloved by just about everyone that sees it. But, that’s really just the beginning.
This anti-theft backpack has hidden zippers and pockets so it’s almost impossible to grab something out of the bag without the wearer knowing it. And there are plenty of useful pockets (including the side and back pockets) that users rave about.
There are 2 sizes and colors available, but you’ll find there’s a lot of room on the inside no matter which one you choose.
Inside, there is a padded laptop sleeve and the bag opens to 180º, which makes it an excellent option for travelling. For day-to-day use, the padded, ergonomic shoulder straps are super comfortable and easy to wear. On top of all of this, the bag is water resistant – except for the tiny headphone hole.
The MSRP is $90, but you should be able to pick this up on Amazon for about half that price. Considering the sleek design and the quality materials that go into this backpack, you just can’t go wrong – especially for someone that’s often on the move.
The game is easy to assemble and transport in its own carrying case. It’s also loads of fun to play.
A few users have experienced difficulty maintaining the frame of this game in extreme weather.
This game is super fun. No, really; you’ll quickly become addicted to the joys it presents to teenagers, their family, and their friends. Now, we realize it’s more of a summer game, though you could get away with it in the garage or a large rec room during winter. Most importantly, this two-on-two game is a great way to stay in shape. You’ll get the Slammo target, two 9cm competition balls, one 12cm training ball, a carrying case, and the rules.
Need something more than a summer game? How about Risk for younger teens (who are convinced they can rule the world). For your older teens, you might want to consider Cards Against Humanity. It’s a little on the mature side, so make sure you read up on some of the questions and answers before ordering for your kids.
We think that under $40 is a totally reasonable price to pay for a game that will provide your teen hours of entertainment and physical activity. Plus, the company offers a 100 percent lifetime guarantee – and they mean it.
This is the best way to sample skin care and grooming products without spending fortune. Gift subscriptions are available for 3, 6, or 12 months.
There’s no way to refund or replace boxes.
Teen boys spend plenty of time grooming themselves (they just tend to take up less space and do it more discreetly than teen girls) and a Birchbox subscription is just the way to spoil young men on a quest for the best products and image.
Plus, as a subscription box, this is one of those gifts that keep on giving – month after month – and at a reasonable price. Each box costs $10 and, as a gift, you can select between 3, 6, or 12 months worth of products.
Users love the variety – and that products are tailored to their skin and hair concerns. If you want to just go for a regular subscription, it’s possible to upgrade the box to include an additional full-size product in addition to the 5 samples found in each box.
At $10 per box, and with plenty of goodies tucked into every one, you can bet this is real value for money.
This 3D pen is easy to set up and easy to use. It comes with a 1-year replacement policy on top of being affordable for this type of product.
It only uses 3 mm filaments which can be difficult to find affordably. And, going vertical is quite a trick.
This is fun for everyone that picks it up, young and old; and any teen is going to have a great time playing with it, but especially those with a creative flair. And, you don’t need to do a whole lot to get going.
It’s super easy to get started and you won’t need to get involved at all; though it’s possible for the filaments to become stuck (it’s easy to fix).
It’s definitely one of the most affordable options for toys of this sort. But, you will need to spend a little more on the 3mm filaments.
Making professional looking designs takes some practice, so you should get yourself a few replacement packs from the start. Especially because it seems that it’s only shipped with 25 strands instead of the 50 that are advertised. But, all in, this is an amazing gift and super fun.
The MSRP is $100, but you will find it for less than $85 and that makes this totally worth it as you’ll be able to pick up replacement filaments in the same shipment.
This warm cap with detachable beard is warm, comfortable, and amusing for guys of all ages.
Expect some variation in design – and the sizing isn’t right for everyone.
This is one of the funniest gifts you can give a kid with a sense of humor (at least without moving into the realm of private bodily parts and their functions.
There are a couple of color options available – all within the same price range. And, the beard is detachable (for those moments when it’s just not appropriate).
It’s very comfortable and warm, though there are a few buyers who have received some variation and aren’t 100% happy with the sizing (most, however, are happy).
Depending on the color option you choose, you’ll pay between $25-35 for a single cap with detachable beard. It’s a little on the high side, but totally worth it when it’s both useful and hysterical.
This fun kit comes with everything you could need to get started with circuits, programming, and engineering.
Not everyone is satisfied with the instruction booklet and users will need to register online to get full access to assistance.
Whether you’re shopping for a teenager that can’t stop building and creating – or one that’s hoping to pursue engineering as a career, you can’t go wrong with this gift.
This is a complete starter set that receives rave reviews from engineers and programmers – and enough projects to keep anyone busy for quite some time. Plus it’s a terrific learning experience for anyone.
If the young man that you’re shopping for already has some experience in this field, it’s worth reading the comments to see which add-on bits will be most useful for which types of projects (a lot of reviewers are explicit in what’s needed).
All in, this is an amazing kit and totally worth the price you’ll pay.
It’s $45 for the basic kit, though you can splurge another $10 to get the same kit with LCD displays.
In addition to the easy setup and reliable Bluetooth connections, the seller is super when it comes to customer service. So you can expect a terrific product at an affordable price.
There are some quality control issues, but the seller tends to sort these out quickly.
You get a whole lot of product for a very affordable price. This adapter kit transforms older cars without Bluetooth or reliable aux cable inputs.
It’s totally possible to access music collections (even from drives rather than phones) as well as the radio and phone calls. The sound is crisp and clear until you start pushing into the higher decibels, though some users do need to fiddle around a little to get the bass balance correct.
We’re also fans of the customer service of the seller. Whenever there has been a problem (which is inevitable given the type of product and the price point), the company is quick to reach out with replacement units – so you can rest assured this is money well spent.
There’s no other way to so completely transform an older car for $20 or less. This is totally worth it.
This book offers step-by-step instructions on the sorts of things the modern, well-mannered man is supposed to know. It’s both useful and inspiring.
There is only so much you can explain within any one area; sometimes you’ve got to get out there, try, and possibly fail before it makes complete sense.
Everyone wants the teenage guys in their lives to be the very best they can be and this is the sort of guide that makes this totally possible. There are 100 different scenarios that just about every guy will face some day. That includes finding a stud in the wall, how to tie a tie, and how to ask for a reference. As you can imagine, it’s totally useful.
Best of all, the price is right! But, if you’re going this route, there are a few other books you may want to throw into the mix. We recommend 97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School and The Motley Fool Investment Guide for Teens: 8 Steps to Having More Money Than Your Parents Ever Dreamed Of. That last one sounds good, doesn’t it?
Superior bass quality, excellent noise cancellation, beautifully affordable, built-in mic and music controls, and extremely comfortable.
Average overall sound and not the most comfortable or secure.
These headphones are designed like any other pair of earbuds or in ear headphones. They have a 12 mm driver for powerful bass and you can control your playback from your smartphone through the inline control. The silicone tip is meant to create suction to hold them in place, which of course means that they fall out if you move around or sweat too much. They're not the most comfortable, especially if you're doing exercise. Wear them too long, and they can irritate your ears (normal with earbuds). However, they're perfect for sedentary indoor activities like gaming, movie watching, and listening to music.
When it comes to bass, nothing beats these bad boys! With high-efficiency 9mm drivers built into ear earbud, you get booming bass no matter what you're listening to. And yet, the bass doesn't drown out the mids and highs. While the overall sound quality is average, the bass on these earbuds is superior to even the higher-priced brands (Beats, SkullCandy, etc.).
They're water- and sweat-proof, so you can use them for exercise or outdoor activities. They're about as durable as any other $30 pair of earbuds. Noise cancellation on these headphones is also average. You can use the larger silicone tip to block out all ambient noise, or use the small ones to let in background sounds if you're out and about.
The headphones come with a multi-button control, allowing you to play, pause, rewind, and skip your music. No volume control, though. The built-in microphone makes it easy to take and receive calls, though it's not too sensitive.
For the price (under $30), these headphones are an excellent choice for gamers, DJs, or anyone who listens to bass-heavy music and sounds.
With 65 pieces, this kit has everything needed to tackle most basic household jobs. The tools are quite sturdy and there is a good variety of screwdriver bits.
The case itself doesn’t seem to be as well designed as it could be, so it’s not great for constant opening and closing.
If your teen is off to college or his first apartment, he’s going to need a decent set of tools. And, this is the one to get; it’s got everything he needs for common repair jobs and a good variety of screwdriver options.
It all fits into a compact case with handle, making it easy to store and tote from room to room. Users enjoy the high-quality tools more than the case, however. It’s sturdy enough to hold everything, but some pieces are difficult to push into place while others are a little loose.
That said, you’re not going to find anything close to the value of this kit for this price and it’s definitely worth it for the teen whose about to venture out on his own.
You’ll pay less than $40 for this kit – or you can pay $46 and get a kit with a wrench.
This punch allows you to create custom guitar picks from old gift cards or any old piece of thin plastic lying around the house. It features sturdy construction – and comes with a few plastic strips to get you started.
Some users report an issue with the resilience of this punch – in that it’s a little too strong for them. However, it’s a rarity.
This is one of the coolest ways to inspire any musician. Which teenage guitarist doesn’t dream of cutting picks from the hotel key cards he gathers while travelling the world?
Inside the package you’ll find the Pick-a-Palooza (the gadget), a leather pick holder (which can manage 10 picks and hook onto keys), and 15 starter strips. There’s also a little info which will likely be tossed away with the wrapping paper.
A high quality product with a stainless steel blade, and for that we’re in love with the price. (Aren’t you?)
Super small, compact, and lightweight; compatible with 2 devices at once; longer-than-average battery life; decent Bluetooth range; no wires or cords; super easy to charge with magnetic inductive charging; concealed design; good sound quality; and excellent noise isolation.
May fall out of ears during sports and easy to lose.
These headphones are tiny: less than 1 inch long and ½ inch wide. They’re designed to be super easily concealed beneath your hair, hat, or hoodie, so you can listen to music on the sly. Despite their small size, they deliver excellent noise isolation and surprisingly good sound quality. If you want to avoid heavy headphones or anything with wires that could get tangled, these are a great choice.
Audio quality on these headphones is excellent, with rich, dynamic sound—suitable for audiobooks, movies, TV shows, and music. The volume is loud enough that you can hear everything clearly, and the design helps to isolate noise to ensure solid sound clarity.
Battery life on these headphones is surprisingly good—up to 6 hours of audio playtime, which is as much as twice what you get from other competing products. Charging the headphones (via USB-powered magnetic inductive charger) takes just half an hour. The range claims to be just 33 feet, but you can get up to 60 feet before the connection starts to waver.
These headphones are designed to connect to two mobile devices at once, allowing you to answer calls while enjoying your music or TV shows. They’re suitable for hands-free driving, though the operation (using the buttons on the headphones) can be a tad tricky to learn.
At $26, these headphones are a steal! They’re cheaper than competing products, have a longer lifespan, and comparable audio quality and noise isolation. Definitely a good choice if you want something lightweight and compact!
Holds a massive 16750mAh of power – and allows you to charge 2 devices at once. Features a light for working in the dark and comes with everything needed.
This is an amazing portable charger that holds an almost unbelievable 16750mAh of power and continues to hold it for a long, long time.
A single charge can recharge your iPhone over 7 times (Samsungs over 3 times) – and it does so quite quickly. That means your teen will never be able to use the dead battery excuse again – especially as it can charge 2 devices at once.
If you’re going to buy one portable battery, it probably should be this one – users love just how reliable it is for years and years of use.
At $30, this is exceptionally priced given its strength, speed, and resilience.
Gorgeous color, huge size, compatible with Roku stick, smart TV, low-energy LED, smart functionality, excellent 4K HD quality, access to thousands of channels, excellent price, plus user-friendly interface and remote.
Viewing angle isn’t great, and the company is notorious for providing poor customer service.
This 55-inch TV comes with the 4K Ultra high-definition resolution that your teenage son will want to play video games or watch TV or movies in their bedroom. It’s a huge screen with a 3180 x 2160 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and Wi-Fi compatible, with smart functions that make it an incredibly versatile entertainment unit.
The TV is paired with a Roku TV stick, which offers access to 4,000+ channels and hundreds of thousands of movies and TV shows. Your teenager will always be able to find the entertainment that suits their needs, all from the one TV. Thanks to the user-friendly interface and easy-to-use remote, they’ll have no trouble surfing through the smart TV’s options for their ideal entertainment.
It’s not without a few issues: dead pixels, a highly sensitive screen, a narrow viewing angle, and poor customer service should you have problems. However, given the value and size of the TV for the price tag, it can’t be beat!
This 55-inch TV will run you just $400—way less than you’d pay for any competing TV. Plus, you get the Roku TV integrated, saving you $10 a month on Netflix and all your other TV/cable services. Definitely a Christmas steal!
These little cards and a group of friends is all you need for a whole lot of fun – enough to stay away from phones, tablets, and computers.
You need at least 7 friends to play.
This card game is super addictive and a whole lot of fun. And, it’s almost all you need for a night of phone-free fun. The other bit you need is people; this really needs 8 people to work. But, as soon as you have everyone gathered, you can bet they’ll soon be addicted to this game.
Players are dealt cards and everyone works with or against each other in each separate round.
The cards are minimalistic and gorgeous – and they make it easy to understand how to play. While the price is a little on the high side (considering you can actually play this with scraps of paper), you’re getting good quality.
At $13, you’re getting an amazing gift, though it may feel a little much for a pack of cards.
The compact size of this table means it can go nearly anywhere. This table is surprisingly sturdy and assembly is relatively easy.
You do need 2 people to assemble this (ideally) and the ball does tend to fly out of the goalie hole after goals are scored.
C’mon. What guy – young or old – doesn’t want a Foosball table? The answer is that they all do. These are such a great source of fun for small groups, especially teen boys. And this particular table is sturdy enough to handle rough play while remaining compact enough to fit into smaller rooms – and to move around when the occasion calls for it.
Now, it’s not 100% perfect, balls that fly into the goalie hole do tend to soar out of the bottom, and you may need to finagle something to keep that from disturbing super active play. But, you’re hardly going to find another foosball table of this quality for this price. If he’s always entertaining the guys, this is a definite score.
The MRSP is just over $160 and even that is a decent price. But, you can find this on Amazon for roughly $100, which means you can splash out on the expert assembly (to save you the time and energy) or the 2-year accident protection plan.
Automatically sets the time and date – and even saves the alarm settings in case the power goes out. Besides the time projection, it’s also a speaker.
The light can be rather bright, even on the dim setting. And, you’ll need an aux cable to connect music to this alarm clock.
It doesn’t matter whether your teenager oversleeps or not, this is a super rad gift for any teen. From the excitable 13-year-old to the (sometimes more despondent) 19-year-old away at college. The projection feature broadcasts the time onto the walls or ceiling with 180º. There are dual alarms, automatic time setting, and (perhaps best of all), an auto switch to daylight savings. Plus, you can play tunes through the speaker, albeit with an aux cable.
Not sure he’ll dig this? How about a groovy eye mask to stuff into his stocking? Or, perhaps he’ll head to bed at a more reasonable hour with these pillow speakers. We kind of love them all.
$30 may seem pricey for an alarm clock, but we promise you're teen will love it as much as we do.
Amazing graphics and speed, plus a whole lot of storage space. Theft protection comes standard with this unit and it’s compatible with all PS4 games.
Some users believe this model is a little slower than it needs to be. It also can’t play Blu-Ray disks.
Anyone who loves gaming wants this machine – teen boy or not. And, it’s easy to understand why; this system gets a lot of things right. It’s sort of like a turbo-charged PS4 console; it comes with superior graphics and speeds, plus plenty of data storage for all those games he’s in the middle of.
If that wasn’t enough, it features 4K streaming and 4K auto-upscaling for video content, it connects easily to the community, and works with all PS4 games. And, you’ve got the option of adding on all those VR goodies if you like.
As the shopper for your teen guy, you’ll appreciate the theft protection included with every devide. And, there are also 3 and 4-year protection plans available. If you can afford this console, you know he wants it.
Okay, it’s pricey at $400, but it’s worth every penny if you have a gamer in the house. It’s the sort of machine that would woo even the non-gamers in the house.
Hands-free streaming, compatible with Alexa, control your media and content from anywhere in the room, built-in speaker with superb audio clarity, 4K Ultra HD quality, 60FPS, and easily surf the internet.
Not all smart TV apps are voice-compatible and you’ll still need the remote handy for voice capabilities.
If your teenager loves the total control offered by Alexa, he’ll dig this Fire TV Cube. It’s essentially an Alexa box designed specifically for your TV, allowing him to change the channel, raise the volume, and control the TV all with just his voice. Add to that 500,000 movies and TV shows from all his favorite channels—including Netflix, Hulu, HBO, NBC, and more—and you’ve got a winner on your hands.
The Fire TV Cube delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution and Atmos Dolby digital sound as good as any surround sound speaker system. The voice control (through Alexa) is highly sensitive and will pick up his voice from anywhere in the room. The far-field voice recognition, beamforming technology, and eight built-in microphones ensure that no matter what commands he gives, the TV will pick them up and respond accordingly. It’s also compatible with all your smart home devices—thermostat, lights, etc.—so he’ll be able to control everything in one box.
At $120 for this smart home gadget, he’s getting an amazing device that will do everything he wants and more!
A contour pouch enhances your profile (translation: it makes your package look bigger). Ultra-soft fabric stretches to hug your body comfortably. Oh, and several men say their significant others think their butts look nice in this underwear.
Several men complain that these boxer briefs end up with a hole in the crotch area after a few months. Going up a size may help prevent this issue.
Stretchy and lightweight thanks to a comfortable blend of 69% nylon and 31% Elastane.
A body-defining fit holds your manhood in place whether you’re powering through your workday or bulking up at the gym. The extended legs also hug your thighs, so you don’t have to worry about bunched-up briefs puffing up under your chinos or skinny jeans.
You know those tight, itchy waistbands that chafe your pelvic area? These Calvin Klein boxer briefs don’t have one of those.
The smooth, stretchy waistband sits comfortably against your body. It also looks sexy peeking out above your jeans (if you’re into that type of thing).
The smooth fabric drapes luxuriously across your body, providing a comfortable, yet body-hugging fit.
Around $30 for a 3-pack, it's a bit pricier than a budget buy, but absolutely worth the price if you want something comfortable yet fashionable.
Plays Spotify playlists both on and offline through Bluetooth-connected speakers or headphones, or through a wired connection. Take it anywhere.
It’s a little on the pricy side considering you also need a Spotify premium membership.
Few teens are interested in collecting CDs (though a few are happy enough with their record collections); it’s much easier to create the ultimate playlist with Spotify. The trouble is that you can’t take those tracks with you anywhere. Or, at least you couldn’t until the Mighty came around.
This slick little gadget comes in 3 colors (black, white, and orange) and easily clips onto a pocket of your pants or in a bag or backpack. Not only does it connect to Spotify premium accounts, it’s possible to store multiple playlists with over 1,000 songs.
It does require a charge, which holds for up to 5 hours of playtime. Music can be played through bluetooth-connected speakers and headphones – as well as through wired connections. Basically, it’s what any music-loving teen wants.
It’s $86 per Mighty and that includes shipping. Of course, you’ll also need to pay $10 a month for a Spotify Premium account, but he probably has one of those anyhow.
This product makes it possible to use your phone without removing your gloves, and are water resistant in addition to being stylish.
Water-resistant doesn’t mean waterproof – and these aren’t warm enough for super cold days.
With the price of these gloves – and their great styling – they would make an excellent stocking stuffer for any young man, before considering their real purpose. That’s the ability to text and take pictures without having to remove these gloves.
The little grips also make it ideal for bike riding and other outdoor activities without any bulk. Made with a combination of windproof polyester and insulate cotton, these are warm and windproof – though they’re better in cool weather rather than super cold temperatures.
It is, however, important to pay attention to the sizing chart that’s available on Amazon. Most users find they fit perfectly, but they do tend to fit snuggly.
The price depends on the size you choose, but they’ll only cost you between $14-16, which is superb.
As with all Versace fragrances, this one almost spells out virility. A perfect scent for any occasion, but definitely one of the manliest on our list.
None that we can think of!
Eros by Versace men's fragrance gives you a vibrant freshness with its top notes of mint leaves, green apple, and lemon zest. Rounded out by mid to low notes of tonka beans, amber, geranium, vanilla, cedarwood, vetyver, and oak moss.
A perfect scent for any occasion, but definitely one of the manliest on our list.
This price is for the 1.7 fluid ounce bottle, which, while not cheap, is a steal for a cologne with such great staying power. That being said, at this price, we would recommend buying more than one, because, trust us, you will not want to run out.
Studio-quality sound, affordable price tag, compatible with any audio device, LOUD for its size, lightweight and beautifully portable, versatile sound profiles, connectivity is a breeze, waterproof, and features a decent range of sound.
The mid- and bass-range notes are a bit underwhelming.
Reading over all the Bluetooth speaker reviews, we've concluded one thing about this bad boy: you won't get better quality sound at this price and size! JBL is known for its sound quality, and it delivers with this speaker. You get excellent lows, highs, and mids, with AMAZING volume for such a small speaker. The bass got an upgrade from the previous model, but it's still lacking any real punch.
Connecting your Bluetooth devices to this speaker is easy, and it takes the work of but a moment. You can also plug any non-Bluetooth devices in via the AUX cord. The latest update to the Flip upgrades the battery life to 12 hours. It's a sleek-looking, well-constructed speaker that's easy to control for maximum audio performance.
Features: For those who listen to a wide range of music, this is the speaker for you. Thanks to the pre-established sound profiles (Acoustic, Rock, Punk, etc.), you can easily switch between music styles for the best listening experience.
Connection range is about 30 feet, but you'll find the one-touch pairing makes it easy to connect any Bluetooth device in a few seconds. It even has a built-in speakerphone so you can make and take calls without disconnecting your phone. Best of all, the new model has waterproofing added so you can use it ocean, pool, or lakeside.
At $90, this is a very well-priced Bluetooth speaker. Considering the top-notch sound quality and easy pairing, you'll find it's a smart investment for those who want a speaker that will last for years to come.
Relaxed fit, soft, comfortable, contour pouch for "the gentlemen", stay-put elastic waistband, good elasticity, non-pilling fabric, plenty of room for movement, and feels like a second skin.
Not suitable for exercise, and a bit pricey.
The underwear are made of 90% Micro Modal, a material that is considered "artificial silk". This fabric is easily washed in the laundry machine, UNLIKE silk, but is as soft as natural silk. With the 10% Spandex content, the underwear are beautifully stretchy and have just enough elasticity to be comfortable under any outfit.
For guys who need more support, the "contour pouch" is an absolute treasure. It provides a comfortable place for nestling "the gentlemen". Thanks to the quick-draw fly, you have quick access for those urgent bathroom trips.
Not only are the underwear super soft to the touch, but the Micro Modal fabric makes them sleek, silky, and luxurious. They FEEL like luxury underwear, and their relaxed fit is just what you need for all-day comfort under your business suit, slacks, or jeans. They're not built for exercise or active use, but you'll find that their 360-degree stretch design makes them perfect for a wedgie-free day.
At $34 per pair, these are definitely some of the priciest underwear on our list. However, just one day of wearing them for work or relaxation, and you're guaranteed to fall in love with their luxurious style and feel.
Incredibly versatile gaming solution, lets him take his games anywhere, removable controllers, packed with accessories, motion control-compatible, compact, responsive touchscreen, comfortable console, Bluetooth-compatible, and decent battery life.
Pricey games and accessories and it's not compatible with Bluetooth headphones.
For the teen boy who needs portable entertainment, you can't go wrong with a Nintendo. Not only can he use it like any other console (connecting it to his TV or computer screen), but it can also be disconnected and taken on the go. The controller literally attaches to the portable screen, turning the console into a portable gaming solution.
With 3-6 hours of battery life, a beautifully bright and colorful 6.2-inch tablet-style screen, and a broad selection of well-designed, innovative games, this is an excellent Christmas gift for on-the-go gamers. The tablet screen is durable and can handle a lot of regular use, and it's easy to quickly switch between console and portable gaming. The controller is surprisingly versatile for a portable gaming system, and he'll love the simplicity of the user interface.
At $300, this is nearly as pricey as a full gaming console, but with far fewer (and more expensive) game options. However, given its amazing portability and versatility, it's an excellent gift for a teen boy who likes to entertain himself while traveling.
Optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming, excellent game and app storage, next-gen Alexa Voice Control Remote, super easy operation, excellent sound quality, and free subscriptions available to all his favorite channels.
Extra emphasis placed on Amazon content and Now TV is not included.
For those who want to watch all their favorite TV shows without paying for a full cable package, this is the ideal Christmas gift. Through Amazon, it provides access to more than 500,000 TV shows and movies—including some content exclusive to Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube. It also provides free access to Showtime, HBO, NBC, and other premium channels, making it easy for your teenager to stay current with all their favorite shows.
The stick streams media at 4K Ultra HD resolution, and the Wi-Fi connection is stable and guaranteed to deliver quality streaming. The remote control is very easy to use, with intuitive operations that run a user-friendly interface. With Alexa on Fire TV, your teenager will be able to operate their gaming and entertainment system with their voice. Talk about next-gen fun!
At $50, this is a total steal. There is a lot of focus on Amazon’s content (perhaps too much), but once he tries it, he’ll find that it makes home entertainment a whole lot easier and cheaper.
For the teen who's looking to get involved in photography, this Instax Mini 9 is the way to go. It produces photos immediately, with the natural effects of a polaroid, and is fun to use!
The film for these camera is not cheap!
This is one of those gifts your teen will want to start using immediately. The camera is currently on Amazon for only $50, making it a steal. Just keep in mind that film is not included - and that the film adds up! If anything, it will help teach your budding photographer that each photo counts, and to find the perfect shot rather than taking hundreds of pictures at once.
The design is super cute and easy to carry. This camera takes 2AA batteries and is pretty simple to use. The camera uses automatic exposure measurement and even signals the recommended aperture setting with a flashing LED to ensure your teen can capture the perfect photo every single time.
For the teen boy who loves skating, this is a great everyday board. This Rimable 22-inch skateboard holds up and is a great cruising skateboard that doesn't break the bank! It's small, making it easily portable, and it provides a very smooth ride.
Works great as a cruising board but maybe not the best for the advanced skateboarder who's looking to do a lot of tricks.
Whether your teen is just starting to get interested in skating or has been a skater for years, this is a great Christmas gift. It arrives fully assembled (so he'll probably want to start riding it Christmas morning), and is very lightweight yet holds up for the ride.
The wheels provide a very smooth ride, even at faster speeds. Just make sure your teen is wearing his helmet! The maximum weight for this board is 198lbs. The board is 22 inches long and 6.5 inches wide. This board is available in a multitude of colors and styles.
Right now this board by Rimable is for sale on Amazon for only $29.99, making it an extremely affordable Christmas gift.
If your teen is really into drones and the latest technology, he'll love this DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone. There are so many features packed into this tiny device, it's guaranteed to keep your teen entertained for hours on end.
Expensive, and probably not for professional use.
If within you're budget, this is guaranteed to be your teen's favorite Christmas gift. He'll have so much fun using this incredibly intuitive and relatively easy to use mini-drone. Maybe one of the most fun Christmas gifts out there, this will encourage your teen to spend their days outdoors, exploring their surroundings and learning how to operate a camera and drone.
The spark has a ton of amazing features. It's Simple Control feature allows you to take incredible aerial photos using just hand gestures! Within seconds of turning on, this smart drone takes off and hovers in place. Using FaceAware, the Spark can lift off from your hand using facial recognition. Your teen can take beautiful cinematic quality photos and videos, and then easily edit and share them through the DJI Go 4 app.
This drone is small, making it easy for your teen to bring on all your family trips and vacations. For a drone, this mini drone is actually super affordable, but we understand that for most people, $329.00 is a lot of money to spend. Consider it your teen's main Christmas gift, something he'll get a lot out of and use for years to come.
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Introduce your teen to the old days of gaming with this miniature replica of the original SEGA Genisis. He'll fall in love with this OG gaming system, and together you can play any of the 42 pre-installed nostalgic games!
It only plays the 42 pre-installed games, so you can't buy any additional games.
This mini box looks just like the original model. It's marked at an affordable price for a gaming console, coming in just under $80.00 on Amazon. The console comes with two wired controllers, 40 games (plus two bonus games), a power cable, a USB adapter, and HDMI cable. It's ready to play right out of the box!
The only thing you may miss is that this console can only play the pre-installed games. We'd say having the option of 42 different games is enough, but some users expressed that they had hoped to be able to buy some additional games - so this is just something to keep in mind!
You and your teen can bond as you show him (or her) some of your old favorite games and watch as they become his (or her) new favorite games! A fun Christmas gift that can involve the whole family - what's not to love?