Best Gifts for 16 Year Old Boys
Top Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Boys
Are you looking for ideas of the best gifts for 16 year old boys? i have two teenage boys cousins who I like to buy gifts for on birthdays and Christmas. The youngest has just turned 16 and many of the gifts on this page are based on what he currently likes. Having said this, all 16 year old boys (like people of any age) are very different. So, the best presents for the 16 year old boy that you know will very much depend on his personality, likes and interests.
Therefore, there are also a wide range of gifts to suit all kinds of 16 year old boys. There are sports gifts, tables, gaming gift ideas, electronics and books.. Even if you don't see a perfect present, the article will encourage you to think of lots more ideas.
Read on for the best gifts for 16 year old boys.
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Sports Gift Ideas
Sporting gifts make nice gifts for 16 year old boys who like keeping fit, playing or watching sport. My 16 year old cousin is very much into his fitness. He enjoys working out at home so for his birthday so we got him some push up bars like the ones below.
There are a huge range of sporting gifts for those who like sports. Here are a few more ideas:Tickets to see their favorite team playSporting equipment for a sport they enjoy is another great gift (balls, bats, nets, gloves, clothing, hats etc)There are lots of practical gifts like water bottles (some come with storage compartments for other stuff), waist belts to hold all their stuff, expensive sports socks or running shoes. If they like keeping fit, go to the gym or work out at home, items such as pull up bars, punch bags, running watches, heart rate monitors and ipod arm bands. If you are buying a big gift you could consider a big piece of sporting equipment such as a cross trainer/running machine etc.Skateboards, ripstik castor boards, scooters, electric scooters and other outdoor equipment often make cool gifts for 16 year old boys.
Many teenage boys like my cousins, enjoy playing video games and these make great gifts. Its best to do a bit of investigative work before you buy and make sure you are buying games that they like and for the right games console.
A cool idea of gift for the teenage gamer is a gaming headset. With a good gaming headset, he can control the amount of bass that you want. It will allow him to hear sound cues that are missed with conventional TV speakers, such as the sound of enemy footsteps or the click of a loading weapon in the distance. He can also wear them for listening to music or TV shows without disturbing anybody else. Headsets feature a microphone which is great for online gaming.
A gaming chair is another idea.
Virtual Reality Headsets
Virtual Reality headsets are a fairly inexpensive gift that works with a smartphone to give an immersive video experience. You just put your smart phone in the front of the headset and put it on. There are lots of apps from google play and the Apple app store that work with VR headsets. You can ride rollercoasters, play immersive 3D games, watch 3D movies, walk round a city and lots more. They make a great gift for teen boys too.
Check one out below.
More Popular Gift Ideas
You can't go wrong with many tech gifts. On top of my cousins wishlist was an ipad from his parents. He didn't get a full sized ipad but an ipad mini but if that is out of your budget there are lots of tablets to consider (check out the Kindle Fire in the next section).
If you have a big budget to spend on a gift, think laptops, apple ipad, cell phones, digital camera flat screen TV for their room etc. Another idea that 16 year old boys will love that is a litte bit more affordable is an ipod touch. They're great for accessing the Internet, sending e-mails, playing games and listening to music among many other uses.
A more affordable idea is a media streaming player like the amazon Fire TV stick below.
Media Streaming Player
Top Gift Idea for 16 Year Old Boys - Kindle Fire
Stuff for Their Bedroom
16 year old boys may spend a lot of time in their bedroom so accessories or other gadget for their bedroom can make excellent gifts. My cousins are always in their bedroom with friends or own their own.
Some ideas include:a framed poster or picture of something that is meaningful to them (their favorite band etc) a lava lamp a lamp which also charges and plays their ipod an alarm clock a mini fridge! (see below)
Music Gift Ideas
Often 16 year old boys do like music.
We've already mentioned an ipod nano or ipod shuffle - great for listening to music on the go. Here are some more ideas.
Tickets to see their favorite artist or band live, makes a perfect present. Or if that's not possible the latest album of a band they like.Music gift vouchers Speakers such as the Bose speakers featured below for their room. Or portable speakers for on the go. The Kinivo portable speakers are excellent value for money and great for travel, holidays, college, use with a laptop etc.
Another idea is some headphones. Teenagers love beats headphones! They are expensive but the offer excellent sound and they are extra comfortable. They look cool, are lightweight, can fold up, fit in your bag and have a travel case so are easily portable.
Books and Reading for 16 Year Old Boys
In the comments section at the end of this article, I get some comments from 16 year old boys who can't believe that any of their contemporaries read. However, many 16 year old boys do like reading (my 16 year old cousin does) and if they do, here are some gift ideas:An amazon kindle so they can download the books they want to read instantly. Books. Genres that the typical 16 year old boys like are science fiction, comedy or sport. They may also appreciate factual books about topics they are interested in such as their favorite sport or cars. Autobiographies of people they like makes another good book choice. Manga is also popular with this age group. Good books for teenage boys and books recommended by my cousin include:- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- Enders Game by Orson Scott Card- Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
Accessories and Grooming Gifts
Many 16 year old boys want to look good and will appreciate accessories such a bag like the cool backpack for school or college.
There's lots of grooming gifts that 16 year old boys will enjoy. Think shaving kits, moisturizer, hair gel and cologne. The shaver below also makes a perfect gift.
Gifts for 16 Year Olds Who Can Drive
If the 16 year old you know drives or is learning too there are some great gifts for teen drivers. Ideas include driver organizers to hang inside the car, keyrings for your car keys and road safety kits.
The book opposite is great for new drivers and to give parents peace of mind as well. I know parents of teenagers can worry about them having accidents when they start driving or getting lost.
Boys and men of all ages still like their toys so don't rule them out!
Here are a few ideas for 16 year old boys.
The quadcopter featured below is a cool toy for a teenager or even an adult. The quadcopter is fine to be flown outdoors. It is equipped with a HD camera so can shoot video and take photos as it is flying.
There are a number cool gift idea for 16 year olds that are outdoor toys. Here are some ideas:
An archery set : You can get beginners sets like the ones below which have everything you need to get started and have a real taster of the sport.
A paintball set or airsoft guns
A self balancing scooter - these are really fun. They are two-wheeled board or scooter is a portable, rechargeable battery-powered vehicle. But they are on the more expensive side.
Skateboard - retro penny boards are popular. If there isn't a skatepark nearby you could consider getting ramps too.
Mountain bike - if they like cycling, a new bike.
For a really cool outdoor toy check out the zombie kit below. This set contains everything you need to withstand a zombie invasion. It's great to play with family and friends or just for target shooting. It contains four airsoft pistols, four pairs of goggles, 2,000 rounds of ammunition and an airsoft target trap with 16 paper zombie targets.
Undead Apocalypse Zombie Fun KIt
There are tons more gadgets that 16 year old boys will love, more than I can cover in one article but to finish here are a few more ideas:
Alarm clocks - teen boys are notorious for not being able to get out of bed. To help them wake up there are lots of novelty alarm clocks from those with bed shakers which will vibrate the bed to the clocky alarm clock on wheels which runs away from your bed so you have to get up and catch it to make it stop.
Novelty USB flash drive - You can get all kinds of novelty USB flash drives - perfect for the student to store their work on and they normally fit onto a keyring so they don't get lost. Novelty USBs include batman, bullets, darth vader and minions.
Writing tablet - Check out the boogie board writing tablet below.
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