Gifts for 15-Year-Old Boys

October 9, 2013    |    By +
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Finding gifts for teen boys isn’t exactly easy. Fifteen-year-olds are right in middle of discovering who they are, what they like and what they think is cool. Trying to figure out what that might be and gifting it to them, is a tough one. So here’s the lowdown: For this age, we recommend staying away from anything too out-of-the box. Teens are easily embarrassed, hugely concerned what their peers think and very discerning about what they like. Stick with the safe bets: tech accessories, gifts closely related to their hobbies or interests, or anything you know they have been asking for. Here are some awesome gift picks that are sure to fit the bill.

Pandora Subscription

Music is always a hip solution for teen boys. But wait, stop right there. Whatever you do, please, please don’t buy them a CD. This is a digital music generation you’re dealing with. Pandora is a subscription music streaming service that requires a monthly payment if you want the ad-free perks. It’s an inexpensive gift that a teen would appreciate throughout the year, and, it’s one size, fits all. It’s $36 for a yearlong subscription.

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Tech Accessories

When in doubt, buy a tech-related gift.  Speakers, headphones, phone cases, docks … kids can never have enough. The Jambox Wireless Speaker ($140.37) is a trending tech gift right now. It comes in different sizes and colors, and plays music wirelessly directly from their favorite device.

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Man Crates

Clueless what to give, but don’t want to give cash? Let a team of guys, who do this for a living, pick out what to give him based on his hobbies. Send him a Man Crate ($79.99) that’s filled with cool guy stuff surrounding a theme like “Retro Gamer,” or the “Ramen Connoisseur.” It even comes with a crowbar for him to open it.

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Heisenberg T Shirt

Find out what TV shows he’s into and you’ll have a plethora of gifting options. There are full websites now dedicated to paraphernalia for these cult-like favorite shows. While you may not get the appeal, you’ll definitely score cool points for being in the know. Try a Heisenberg tee-shirt from “Breaking Bad” ($20) or “MythBusters” Bobbleheads ($39.99).

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See, it wasn’t that hard, was it? Choose one of these for that teenage boy and you’re sure to get accolades for your discerning eye. For more gifts for teen guys, visit Gifts.com. Or check out our GiftRap story on quirky supplies for teens.

Lindsay Roberts is a nationally know gift expert and founder of TheGiftInsider.com. She is regularly interviewed on gifting segments for network affiliates across the country. She is a regular radio guest, has been mentioned on sites like E! Online and Forbes.com, and has been hired as a spokesperson and social media gift expert for large national brands.

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