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Gifts for 15-16 Year Old Boys

Updated on December 26, 2014
gifts for 15-16 year old boys
gifts for 15-16 year old boys

Sporty Gifts For 15 and 16 Year Old Boys

It can be tricky trying to find a suitable birthday or Christmas gifts for a 15 or 16 year old boy. It can be difficult to come up with ideas when the boy you are buying for seems to have everything.

When I asked my 16 year old son what he wanted for a gift, I would invariably get a list of video games. I know that video games are very popular with many teenage boys, but like me, you may want to get him something different. Something to get him away from that addictive screen. Something other than just cash or a gift card (yeah, I know that's safe, but it's not very original or satisfying to give). Maybe something which will help him to be a bit more active or to get outdoors. Maybe something that will surprise him because it is something he never thought of, but he actually enjoys it.

Gift Categories for 15 and 16 Year Old Boys

Sports Gifts For 15 and 16 Year Old Boys

Getting Active

By the age of 15 or 16, many boys have developed a particular favorite team sport they like to play. Sporting equipment relevant to their sport may be the perfect gift for them.

Other boys will be into biking, skateboarding, hunting, water sports, or snow sports and equipment for these activities will always be a well received gift option.

Still others at this age are not so much into sports and it can be quite difficult to motivate them to get active. The best way to motivate them into getting active is to find an exercise or sport that they like. There are a number of fun activities which they can either do with their friends or by themselves. Here are some fun ideas for both the sports-minded guy and the not so sports oriented.

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DGA M-14 Portable Target For Disc Golf

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Disc golf a fun game for you to play with your friends. This target is portable as is easy to set up in a park or backyard. Then let the fun begin as you throw your flying discs at the target. If you aim properly and hit the target, your disc will be caught in the basket. Set up one and have fun with target practice by yourself or with a friend, or set up several for a whole course.


see how easy it is to set up and take down the disc golf target

Waboba Pro Ball

Waboba Pro Water Bouncing Ball, Colors may vary
Waboba Pro Water Bouncing Ball, Colors may vary

What is it about guys, rocks and large bodies of water? Everywhere you get the three of these together, you'll find the guy trying to skip the rocks on the water. The waboba ball is a ball specially designed to bounce on water – in the ocean, lake, river, or a large, uncrowded pool. It sort of works like skipping rocks on the water. This will keep him and his friends entertained for hours.


Fun! Fun! Fun!

Indo Board

INDO BOARD Original Training Package Balance Board– Includes 30” X 18” Deck, 6.5” Roller and 14” IndoFLO Cushion - Bamboo Beach Design
INDO BOARD Original Training Package Balance Board– Includes 30” X 18” Deck, 6.5” Roller and 14” IndoFLO Cushion - Bamboo Beach Design

Use this board training kit, with a 30"x18" deck, to help him improve his board riding skills (surf or snow), or to stay in shape during the off-season. The goal is to stand on the board, balancing so that no part of the board touches the ground. This doubles as an awesome workout!


See the Indo Board in Action

24 Ounce Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle with Flip Top Lid

Under Armour Dominate 24 Ounce Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Indigo
Under Armour Dominate 24 Ounce Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Indigo

It is important for your boy to keep hydrated when he is playing sport. This great insulated water bottle, which is getting rave reviews on Amazon, will keep his drinks cool for hours. The opening at the top of the bottle is wide enough to put ice into, so he can have an icy cold drink after his sports. This is a great way for him to save money on drinks.

Slam Magazine
Slam Magazine

Basketball Magazine

A subscription to the Slam magazine is a great choice for serious basketball players and fans alike. It is aimed at the ages of 14 to 24. It includes profiles and interviews of players and also basketball lifestyle and fashion articles.

Subscribe to Slam magazine

(1 year - 10 issues)

More Sporting Magazines for Teen Boys

Here are more sports magazines for the guys, including

BMX Plus Magazine

Transworld Wakeboarding Magazine

Youth Runner Magazine

Junior Baseball Magazine

Dirt Rider Magazine

U.S. Divers Mercury Shorty Adult Wetsuit

U.S. Divers Mercury Shorty Adult Wetsuit (Medium/Large) Blue
U.S. Divers Mercury Shorty Adult Wetsuit (Medium/Large) Blue

This shorty wetsuit is great for the boy who's into water sports, whether it's snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, or swimming. It will keep him warmer on long stints in the water and also offer protection from getting sand grazes or jellyfish stings!

Note: many of the comments on for this product recommend that you buy a size up from what you normally wear.


What creative ideas can you share for gifts for this age range?

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