Gift Guide for Teen Boys + Giveaways Galore!


I’m participating in a gigantic gift guide palooza organized by Jeanette at Snazzy Little Things (what a huge undertaking).  There is a gift guide for every possible person on your holiday list at the end of this post, and each blogger has a giveaway.  I’m talking over $4000 in giveaways people!  I told you it was a palooza. 

Being the mother of two teen boys, I have to admit that I sometimes miss the days where I could walk down the toy aisle and buy a bunch of “big” gifts that didn’t break the bank.  Think trucks, cars, mini basketball hoops.  As they get older, it’s all about the technology – smaller gifts, bigger price tags it seems.  So, after polling my own teen boys and some of their friends, this is what I’ve come up with for teen boys – at a variety of price points.  I’m also doing a Gift Guide for Stocking Stuffers, since we always need those.  This post contains affiliate links, you can view my full privacy policy here.

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Beats Headphones
In keeping with the music theme, if they’re not playing music through a speaker, they’re listening to it via headphones.  And Beats are the headphones of choice among teen boys it seems.  If you want to make them extra cool, you can go with the Wireless Beats version of these headphones.

Wahl All in One Trimmer
If your teen has (or is getting) facial hair, this Wahl All in One Trimmer is a great way for them to tame their man-beards.  My oldest kept borrowing my husband’s, so we got him one of his own, and he uses it all the time.

And there are lots of grooming accessories that come with it.

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
Granted, I would like one of these Bose Bluetooth Speakers for Christmas, but I know that music is a high priority among teen boys, and getting some good sound goes hand in hand.  I have heard these speakers firsthand, and they sound amazing.  One of my friends had one playing in her home, and I thought it was the surround sound speakers playing.  True story.

Now, with this next gift, let me remind you that I polled teen boys and am reporting my findings.  Don’t shoot the messenger.  This is actually on my 14 year-old’s list (not that he’s getting it), but it’s on his list.  He calls it a Swegway.  It’s basically like a Segway without the handles.  It is pretty cool, I have to give him that.  I don’t know if he could actually ride/control it, but if he could, it would be neat.

It’s not an Apple Watch, but a much more reasonably priced alternative.  This smart watch allows you to get things like SMS, caller id and email notifications.  Sounds like a win to me. Oh yeah, and it tells time too.  #Winning

While we live in a digital world, kids are also coming to appreciate having an instant photo in their hands, and going vintage.  This Polaroid Instant Camera takes me back to the days when we had them and loved the instant gratification of a photo just minutes after you took it.  The great thing about this is that it’s reasonably priced, and is a lot of fun.

Xbox One
You knew this gift guide wouldn’t be complete without video games in some way shape or form.  The Xbox One is a fan favorite around here, along with the FIFA 2016 game.  This package gives you everything – Xbox + FIFA 2016.

If your teen is (gulp) driving, this Wireless Bluetooth FM Transmitter serves as a charger as well as a way to Bluetooth music to your car, (which is handy if you don’t have a “modern” car, and have to kick it old school with a radio).  As long as your teen understands that you shouldn’t be able to hear the bass from their car speakers as they drive down the street.
Teens drain battery life on their phones faster than anyone I know, and this little portable phone charger comes in handy if they’re stuck somewhere and can’t plug in to charge up their phones.  No excuses for being inaccessible, right?
So how is that for a start to shopping for a teen boy?  Not too bad, right?
My giveaway for this gift guide is a $43 gift certificate to Catching Fireflies!

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    the cape on the corner
    November 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    i can't wait to look around there, i haven't heard of them before. my mom loves color changing nail polish, i'd love to gift her her own instead of just having it at the salon.

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    Charity Cram
    November 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I might get my sister a Michigan map themed gift, since she had to move away. Thank you for the chance to win!

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    November 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I think power banks are always useful, so probably one of those.

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    Beth A
    November 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    I like the Good Vibes Only banner.

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    Bridget Heiple Reich
    November 6, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I love so many things from there! The gratitude journal and markers would be a great gift!! 🙂

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    beverly e
    November 7, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I love the scarves at Catching Fireflies! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    amy linderman
    November 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    my kids would love the star wars origami! Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

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    Stacey Roberson
    November 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    I would get the tranquil starfish magical night light for my little guy.

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    November 7, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I like the Magnetic Hour Glass for my grandson. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

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    Alina Conn
    November 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I'd get the Whiskey Wedge for my husband. He'd love this.

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    L J Dogsmom
    November 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I need some keys to Happiness from thir store.

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    November 8, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I would get the night sky stories of the stars-a bedtime shadow book for my nieces.

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    Kathy Davis
    November 8, 2015 at 3:02 am

    They have so many great stocking stuffers, including the star wars origami book.

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    November 8, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I would use it to buy some for my boys. They would love it!

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    November 8, 2015 at 4:45 am

    I'd get my husband the Micro pop popcorn popper. And some of stocking stuffers like the propane tank gauge.

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    carol clark
    November 8, 2015 at 7:52 am

    vintage red mixer wall clock

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    Sean C
    November 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I would get the Home Happy Hook.

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    November 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I would buy a ton of those adorable Silly Socks!

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    Jillian Too
    November 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I would love to give the eucalyptus spearmint handcrafted vegan bar soap to my sister who is vegan.

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    latanya t
    November 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    enjoy life spoon rest

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    ♥Heather Dawn♥
    November 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I would give my husband the bbq guitar spatula!

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    November 9, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I would get the family ribbon frame for my parents and put the grandkids picture in there.

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    Fear Street
    November 9, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Definitely one of the coloring books!

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    -Amber Terry-

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    Julie Amend
    November 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I would buy all kinds of stocking suffers for my family of 7!

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    Rebecca Brewer
    November 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    The "i'll eat you up wall art" is perfect for my kids.

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    Meghan Berdelle
    November 10, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    The power banks are great!

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    November 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I would get the slush mug and Star Wars orgami for my son. Thanks for the chance! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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    amanda whitley
    November 11, 2015 at 4:44 am

    i would give my brother the this home runs on beer shadow box

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    November 11, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I would get the orange flower leather bracelet for my nieces.t

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    November 12, 2015 at 1:30 am

    This is so awesome! I would definitely get a portable charger for my boyfriend!

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    E (E Kay)
    November 12, 2015 at 3:43 am

    I would get the cuddly puppy blanket for my niece

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    Tina Woo
    November 12, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I like the spoon feeder holder, I think it would be perfect to match with my hummingbird feeder.

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    D Johnson
    November 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    The micro-pop popcorn popper would make a great gift for my hubby.

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    Rachel Griesmer
    November 12, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I would get the silly socks for my brother.

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    Mary Stewart
    November 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I like the personalized bbq branding iron for my daughter and son-in-law!

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    Mary Stewart
    November 12, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I like the personalized bbq branding iron for my daughter and son-in-law!

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    mary gardner
    November 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I would get the portable phone charger – one for myself and each of my children!

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    Laura H
    November 13, 2015 at 4:19 am

    College dorm survival guide would be funny!

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    Laura H
    November 13, 2015 at 5:18 am

    College dorm survival guide would be funny!

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