Best Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys
Best Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys
Sometimes 15 year old boys seem like they live in another world and its quite difficult to come up with gift ideas for them. However, once you get thinking about the best gifts for 15 year old boys you realise that there is actually lots of stuff that they might like.
Video games, games consoles, ipod touch, speakers for an ipod, backpacks for school, manga and science fiction books, sports gifts and digital camcorders all make potentially great gifts for 15 year old boys.
Obviously the tastes of 15 year old boys differ depending on their personalities but for some general gift ideas for 15 year old boys please read on.
Stuff for School
Most 15 year old boys will need a bag for school, sports or staying away at friend's houses.
Therefore a nice gift for many 15 year old boys will be a backpack or a bag.
A Kindle can be a great gift so they have easy access for all the books they need for their studies.
Another idea is a writing tablet like a boogie board. Check it out below.
Tablets, netbooks and laptops can all aid with studies. A chromebook is a great gift for doing research and having a super portable laptop. Check the chromebook out below too.
A boogie board is an ultra thin, ultra lightweight writing tablet. You can use it for working out homework, writing lists, making notes, leaving messages to your family, doodling and lots more. You can erase what you've written at the touch of a button, leaving a clean slate for more work. It can easily be put in your backpack or bag for school too.
A cool tech gadget to consider is the google chromebook. I have a google chromebook and I love it. It's not for everybody but it's brilliant at what it sets out to do and I can see lots of uses for a 15 year old.
The chromebook boots up in less than 10 seconds and its so quick to get online. This makes it great for doing online research for school and doing things like checking facebook and surfing the net. It doesn't need any Windows updates so it doesn't shut down when you're in the middle of doing something important and it doesn't run any software to slow your computer down. You also don't need to worry about installing any anti virus software. It's really lightweight so quick and easy to transport to and from school, or to the library or a friend's house. It's extremely good value for money, you won't be able to get an everyday laptop for cheaper. It's really simple, quick to use and easy to set up and this is why I love it.
It worth noting, its not compatible with Windows so doesn't have word, excel or other Microsoft applications. However, you can use google apps to view and edit Microsoft Office documents that your schoolwork may be formatted in. I use google docs to do all my work instead which is sufficient for me but the lack of Microsoft Office is one reason why it's not for everybody.
Stuff for their Room
Most 15 year old teen boys like to spend a lot of time in their room, so why not get them some accessories to go in it.
Ideas include items to personalize their room such as posters and pictures. Alarm clock radios and lamps are other suggestions.
A mini fridge to keep their drinks cool is a nice idea. It's great for them to have their drinks at hand when friends come around, when they're chilling out or maybe even when they're studying.
If you're looking for a different kind of alarm clock, check out the sonic boom alarm clock featured. It is designed to wake up the heaviest of sleepers and will help teenagers get out of bed during those dark winter morning. It features a super loud alarm and if that isn't enough there is a bed shaker too. So no sleeping through this alarm!
Books for 15 year old boys
Books are perhaps considered an old fashioned gift but there are plenty of 15 year old boys who enjoy reading. Manga is a great gift for many 15 year olds who appreciate the visual anime style of the books. Science fiction is more highly rated with teen boys. Also the Guinness World Book of Records and similar factual books quite often appeal to this age group.
Obviously 15 year old boys have varying and different tastes in reading so again its worth asking about the books they might like but check out the teen's guide to world domination below.
Manual to Manhood
This book offers step by step instructions in everything a man may need to know but may not know yet.
Learn how to wear cologne correctly grill a steak, tie a tie, manage money, talk to a girl, plan a date, write a résumé, ask for a reference, clean a bathroom, throw darts, change a tire, behave during a traffic stop, fold a shirt, clear a sink drain, find a stud in a wall and lots more.
Lots of funny wrong test answers that you'll find hilarious. It's perfect for 15 year to 16 year olds as they're right in the middle of their schooling and exams.
Lots of laugh out loud answers as well as some that even though are wrong are quite clever in their incorrectness as well.
Many 15 year old boys like sports. If you know what they're interested in you could get a sporting gift. Ideas include
- tickets for a sports game
- gifts for sporting fans such as sports jerseys and caps
- clothes and accessories for their sport or hobby.
- sports bags
Other ideas of sports and hobby gifts include a paintball or airsoft gun starter kit.
Another idea for 15 year old boys is some kind of trainer or machine for the sport of their choice. So if they love basketball, what about a rebounding basketball retrainer. For baseball, a pitching machine. For football, a Wilson pro kick to help him practise his kicking skills.
Other ideas for sports gifts include items which may help them improve their general fitness and physicality for their chosen sports. For example, jump ropes can help improve endurance. Weights, push up and pull up bars can help improve their upper body strength too. There is lots of pieces of home fitness equipment that make great gifts for this age, such as dumbells, a pull up bar, push up bars and an ab wheel.
SKLZ Reaction Ball
A sports watch is a great gift for a 15 year old boy even if they're not that sporty.
Its water resistant up to 100 feet so you can wear it in the bath, shower or swimming. No worries about forgetting to take your watch off in the shower!
It also features a indiglo nightlight,
It's great for workout training too.
It features an 100 hour chronograph with lap and split times, 99 lap counter, 100 hour countdown timer with stop and repeat
There's also a 30-lap memory recall for effortless review after workout
Ideas for the Gamer
Many 15 year old boys have a games console and would appreciate new video games to play. Before buying check out what console the 15 year old has and maybe ask him for ideas of games he would like.
Another idea is a gaming headset.
Great for playing games without disturbing others.
Men and boys of all ages still love their toys and gadgets and 15 year old boys are no exception.
Check out the remote control helicopter and game ideas below.
It's easy to fly and durable too.
The syma remote quadcopter is a cool toy that is great for flying outdoors and is wind resistant but can be flown indoors too.
It features a HD camera so you can shoot footage as you fly.
It has a 7 minutes flight time per 100 minute charge.
There are lots of cool games you can buy 15 year old boys. Ideas include strategy board games such as the Settlers of Catan and Risk as well as party games such as Apples to Apples. If you're interested in these kind of games you should check out the best board games for teens.
One really fun game is the lightning reaction reloaded shocking game. You hold onto the a handle as the music plays but when the light switches from red to green you have to press the button as quickly as possible. The slowest person gets an electric shock. You can choose the shock intensity. It's a fun game with lots of suspense too.
There are lots of great gift ideas for the teenage music enthusiast from teens who like to create and play music to those who love to listen and enjoy it.
t they like to make music you could consider getting them a new musicals instrument or what about some sheet music for their favorite songs.
If they love to listen to music, what about tickets to see their favorite band, an itunes voucher, mp3 player or headphones that don't get tangled up. At the moment one really cool music gift are portable bluetooth speakers. These will stream music from your phone or other bluetooth device to the speakers. There are lots of different bluetooth speakers on the market to suit a range of different budgets. Check out one option below.
The Jam plus portable speaker below is less expensive than the Bose speakers above but still offers a lot especially for your money.
The speakers are really small and lightweight and so easy to move around the home, take to a friends house, plug into your laptop for some extra sound or connect to your bluetooth device.
The sound is excellent and should be much better than laptop speakers or speakers on your phone or bluetooth advice. It will fill a room and is amazing for the small size of speaker.
Clothing and Accessories
Many teenage boys of this age are normally growing rapidly, so new clothes are often appreciated. Hoodies and t-shirts are fairly easy to buy. Or if you're not sure, get them a gift voucher so they can choose something themselves.
You can get all kinds of cool accessories where you don't have to worry too much about size and fit. Texting gloves are one idea. Gloves that you can also text in are very useful in the Winter.
Novelty slippers make a great Christmas gift for those who are difficult to buy for. Who doesn't want a pair of fun slippers to keep their feet warm.
I love these zombie slippers.
Another idea is the beanie hat with headphones. Not only does it keep your head warm but you can listen to music too.
Along the same kind of lines as the hat with headphones is the hoodie buddie.
The hoodie buddie has headphones at the end of the drawstrings. There's a pocket for your phone or mp3 device.
It's machine washable and comes in different colors and sizes.
When All Else Fails.....
If you truly are struggling to buy a cool gift for the 15 year old you know you can rarely go wrong with money or a voucher. But don't just give it them in an envelope - that's boring make them work for their money with a money puzzle gift box like the one featured below.
This is a really fun way to give money.
To receive the gift you have to solve the puzzle.
Make the recipient work for their money.
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