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Best Gifts for 14 Year Old Boys
Its often quite difficult to know the best gifts 14 year old boys like. Of course it very much depends on their personality but in general gifts under the categories of music, sports, video games, electronic gadgets or vouchers make a good starting point. Other great gift ideas are clothes, backpacks, books and stuff for school.
Read on for lots of ideas of the best gifts for 14 year old boys below.
Music, Music Players and Accessories
Many 14 year old boys love music. If they don't have an ipod or mp3 player they probably would appreciate one. If not a music voucher to buy some tunes or some accessories for their ipod/mp3 such as speakers or headphones.
Other music gift ideas include tickets to see their favorite band. Or if they like to make music, a musical instrument or sheet music they can play.
The Bose speakers are extremely portable. They are small and lightweight and connect to your bluetooth device (a phone, laptop or tablet for example). They give excellent sound too. These may be a good gift if they like to listen to music when they're at another family member or friend's house.
Bags and Backpacks
One thing all 14 year old boys need is a bag or a backpack. They need them for school, for sports or staying at friend's houses. A cool backpack or bag would make a great present for a 14 year old boy.
The Adidas Team Speed Sackpack featured opposite is perfect for sports gear or taking stuff to a friend's house. It's quite a big bag and has room to fit shoes, a change of clothes and a towel if needed. As well as the main compartment it also has two front mesh drop pockets for additional water bottle or gear storage
Stuff For Their Room
Many 14 year old boys will probably spend a lot of time in their bedroom as it's their own personal space.
So gifts for their room are often a good idea.
One suggestion is a drinks fridge. You can put drinks in the fridge and keep them cool. This can be good when you have friend's round too.
Other ideas include:
Music speaker for their mp3
A study lamp
A bean bag chair or super bungee chair- great to have an extra chair when friend's come over. It's also great for video gaming, watching TV, reading or just relaxing.
Or what about a shake and wake alarm to help a sleepy teenager get out of bed for school in teh morning. The Timex wake and shake alarm is a good choice. It has lots of wacky phrases to get you out of bed in the morning and vibrates the bed too.
This is the perfect alarm clock for a teen boy who struggles to get out of bed when the alarm goes off.
It features an extra loud alarm but also has adjustable tone and volume control. There is a bed shaker for those people who won't be woken by the alarm. If you prefer there's also MP3 player input which lets you wake up to your own music too.
The cool features include a bright red flashing eye sockets and a strip of orange flashing alert lights. There's also 5 level dimmer function and equipped with 12/24 hour time capability.
Sports and Fitness Equipment
Many 14 year old boys love sports so it may be worth buying them something for their chosen sport. Others are into keeping fit so dumbells or a push up bar may be something they could use to get fit at home. You could also getting them tickets to a sporting event or pay for them to do a sporting experience such as white water rafting or caneoing.
Other sporting gift ideas include skateboards, bicycles, pool tables, soccer table, table tennis kit or basketball hoop. Balls, accessories for sport such as gloves, bats, balls and helmets. Sporting clothes can also be easier to buy - for example t-shirts.
Penny boards are really popular skateboards with teens at the moment. They are retro 70s boards which are great for crusing and look cool too. Lots of different designs to choose from.
Another cool idea for a sporty teen is their first sports watch.
I like the ironman watch opposite because as well as having cool features for running, hiking, swimming and other sports it's a great practical watch too.
It has an alarm, an indiglo nighlight so you can see the time in the dark and a stopwatch which is good for anything you want to time. It's also water proof up to 330 feet so you can go in the bath, shower or swimming and not have to worry about taking it off.
If the 14 year old likes to run or train to keep their fitness up there are some cool features too. It features an 100 hour chronograph with lap and split times, 99 lap counter,
100 hour countdown timer with stop and repeat and a
30 lap memory recall for effortless review after workout.
An indoor basketball hoop is a gift for a 14 year old who might like to practice shooting a few hoops in their room.
It hooks over the door and is padded so you don't have to worry damage to door.
Great for when friends come around or when you're just chilling in your bedroom
Go Pro Hero
If they are sporty and would enjoy shooting footage of the action, consider a Go Pro Hero camera. The camera is designed to be dirtproof, shock proof and has waterproof casing. It can be used to shoot footage while swimming or snorkelling (up to 131 feet or 40m deep). If you buy the camera mount, it's easy to attach to a helmet, bike, skateboard or other piece of equipment and film the action. It records high quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video and captures 5mp single photos too.
Books may seem like an old fashioned gift for the 21st century 14 year old boy but there's plenty of teen boys who like reading. Manga is popular with teenage boys as many like the more visual nature of the books and the stories are often compelling too. Factual books are as well.
Here are some more good book ideas for 14 year old boys:
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Guinness Book of World Records
- Ripleys Believe It or Not
- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
- Holes by Louis Sachar
A fun books that adults, teens and kids with a sense of humor will love especially if they've never wanted to grow up. Lots of pranks, silly tricks, funny jokes and fun facts. A great book to dip in and out off and everybody will want to have a look through and have a go at some of the ideas.
Games and Toys
Men and boys of all ages love their toys and 14 year olds are no exception. Many teen boys this age like gadgets and they also like fun. Many boys love tinkering with electronics and programming. Look for toys that feature robotics and programming for 14 year olds with these kind of interests. Toys that have a high fun factor are also a must.. Check out some ideas below.
An indoor mini basketball kit can be attached a bedroom door. Many come with padded hooks so won't damage the door. Teens can practise their hoop shooting in their bedroom with their friends.
Another toy to look out for is a stomp rocket. It features a pump on the bottom of it, stomp on it as hard as you can to see how high you can shoot the rocket into the air. You can get rockets that shoot really high and far.
Other ideas include skateboards, scooters and bikes.
Quadcopters are something will have everybody queuing up to have a go.
The one featured below is perfect to fly outside. It features a HD camera so you can shoot video and take photos from the quadcopter. A great starter drone.
This is a really cool toy. You drive one Rev car with your smart phone or tablet . You then are up in battle against the other car. The other car can be driven by another person or it can drive itself (using artificial intelligence to drive, think and fight).
This is such a cool toy, it's actually got an online community of users (which include adults and not just kids).
You use the lego to build and create different robots and then command them walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine. There's step by step instrcutions to build the different robots and program them using the easy and intuitive icon-based programming interface. Then use the remote control to do the ready made missions or download the free app to control the robot with your smart device.
The Anki overdrive is a really cool and fun toy.
You control the cars around the track using a smart device such as a smart phone or tablet. You can challenge friends or go head to head against AI controlled commanders.
The set up is quick and easy. It super quick to set up the track and there are 8 different tracks you can choose from.
Gaming Gifts for 14 Year Old Boys
So, many 14 year old boys love playing video games. But video games are actually hard to buy as they may already have the game, they may not like the one you buy or it may be too mature (or too childish) for them. So, if you're buying a video game, I would ask exactly what they want or get them a gaming voucher.
There are lots of gaming accessories you can buy for gaming fans which may be a bit easier if they don't have them already. They include gaming headphones, a gaming chair mouse or keyboard.
Or virtual reality headset like the one featured below.
Virtual Reality headsets are such a simple idea, yet they provide a real immersive video experience and are great for experiencing 3D games.
They are easy to use, just put your smartphone in the front of the headset and place it on your head. There are lots of 3D apps you can buy from google play or the Apple app store including games.
With the VR headset, you can experience lots more than games though. Experience a rollercoaster ride, a 3D movie, walk round a city you've never visited before and lots more.
Virtual Reality Headset
14 year old boys may appreciate some new clothing. Most 14 year olds are growing at such a rate, new clothes can be appreciated. Sports clothing is normally quite easy to buy if you know their size. Hoodies and t-shirts are another idea. Find out what brand they like and their size and you can pick one. Keep the recipt in case they don't like it. Otherwise a gift voucher to their favorite clothing store may be a good idea.
The new Star Wars movie being is released in December and there is a lot of merchandise that makes fab gifts for Star Wars fans.
One really good idea is a jedi bath robe. It makes a nice practical gift that can be worn around the home after a bath or just for chilling. It's warm and comfortable plus it looks cool too.
More Electronic and Technical Gift Ideas
Of course, there are lots of great electronic and technical gift ideas that 14 year old boys will love. Here are some ideas:
- Laptop, notebook, computer
- Amazon Kindle - great for the book lover
- Games console
- Portable DVD player
- Cell phone
- Ipod touch
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