It’s not always easy to know what kind of gifts to buy a teenage boy, whether he’s your son, grandson, nephew or the child of a friend. It’s pretty easy to take a guess and get it wrong, or just give up and hand over some cash; but it doesn’t need to be that way. Instead, just take a look at these five great gift ideas for teenage boys, and the toy report, and you won’t be stuck for choices for a couple of years at least.
1) Lego Technic Porsche 911 [recommended age 16+]
This 2704 (!) piece, 1:8 scale set appeals to teenagers who love cars, putting things together, or projects that require focus and dedication. The set comes with a book covering the history of Lego Technic and Porsche cars, and a well-organized set of pieces which make the process quite straightforward. The finished product is over 22 inches long, and the process of completing it will hold the attention of teenage boys, (and their ‘helping hand’ father no doubt), for many hours. At around $300 this isn’t the cheapest of gifts, but it is definitely worth the price sticker.
2) Razor E300 Electric Scooter [recommended age 13+]
Get your teenage boy mobile with a super cool and very handy blue and white electric scooter. Designed for teens and adults (maximum weight 220 pounds), the deck and tyres are both wider than a child’s scooter, and the ride is smooth. Top speed is 15 mph, and on one full charge they can expect to enjoy around 40 minutes of actual use. This scooter comes with a battery charger, 25 inch high handlebar and a price tag of around $300.
3] Glowcity Light up Basketball [Recommended age- all teens]
By using two special LED lights this fun, quirky and cool basketball lights up the entire inside when activated through use/play, but shuts itself off when no longer in use. You can gift it as ready to go as batteries are included – it simply needs air. This is a top gift for boys who like to shoot a few hoops with buddies – and they no longer have to quit when the light is disappearing! Average cost is around $25.
4) LEGO’s Architecture United State Capitol Building Kit [Recommended age 12-15]
A must-buy for Lego (or engineering/building) fans, this 1000+ Lego set really develops and sharpens their motor skills and problem-solving abilities. It comes with a handy booklet on the history of the building, and can be used alongside other LEGO sets, giving fans the chance to build even bigger if they choose. Budget around $100 for this gift.
5) BIRANCO. Remote Control Car [Recommended age 8-14]
A two-pronged gift as 350+ pieces need to be put together before it can be played with! The end result is a cool car which can move in all ways, and also has a cool 360-degree spin option. Expect around a half hour of play from each battery charge, (charger included), and a price tag around $50.