Gift Ideas For Teens That Aren't Technology
This article aims to find that inspiration. Many teen boys love sports, the outdoors, reading, camping, hiking and lots more. And there are lots of gifts that facilitate these hobbies and inspire them to do more. There are gifts that aim to inspire them to think, create, do and play without technology. Read on for lots of ideas.
Lessons - do they want to learn martial arts, a musical instrument or something else? Then pay for a few lessons.
Driving experiences - you may need to check that the teen is old enough but there are a lots of driving experience days you can go on including rally driving and quad biking.
Day out with Friends - you could also pay for them to have a day out with their friends. It could be something as simple as paying for a bowling, ice skating or something similar.
Outdoor Toys and Equipment
Camping equipment - tents, outdoor survival kit, swiss knife or leatherman tool.
Running - if they like running there are lots of gift ideas from new sports shoes to a running watch. Check out some more ideas in this article on gift ideas for teen runners.
Good clothing - if they enjoy sports, hiking or any outdoor pursuit, then suitable clothing is always appreciated. New hiking boots, sports shoes, waterproof clothing, warm hoodies and gloves and hats for Winter outdoor activities are some ideas.
Throw and catch games - there are quite a few throw and catch games which make useful items to play with friends at the park or on the beach. Some ideas include simple items such as a frisbee (there are glow in the dark frisbees too). A nerf howler football is a fun gift to practice throwing and catching skills. Also check out the Ogodisk set (great for the beach) and diggin squap.
Fun equipment and toys for the backyard - a basketball and basketball hoop, a soccer trainer such as the SKLZ Star Kick, archery set and target board or a pogo stick.
Books and Reading
There are some really cool fun books such as 97 things to do before you finish high school and the Manual of Manhood which make fantastic Christmas and birthday gifts. Check some ideas out on the fun books for teens pages.
Some teens may want to learn how to play an musical instrument, so some lessons is one ideas. If they want to learn an instrument such as a guitar, then there are some great starter kits which will include everything they need to begin..
If they like listening to a certain pop artist and group, consider getting the tickets to see them perform life. New headphones and speakers make great gifts for teens who like to listen to music a lot.
An itunes voucher or other voucher which they can use to buy music may be another gift idea.
Or you could buy them a subscription to a music service such as Spotify so they can listen to music on demand.
Indoor Fitness Equipment and Sporty Toys
There are also some great indoor toys that can help them practice their hand and eye co-ordination which may help them improve skills for other sports. Ideas include an indoor basketball hoop that they can hand on the back of their door. Or what about a table tennis set that can be set up on the dining room table.
Some ideas include an electric shaver or shaving kit, an electric toothbrush, cologne, moisturizer or facial wash.
Clothes and Accessories
Hooded top - if you know the teen boy's size in question, a hooded top can make a fab gift for everyday wear of for use when they are doing a sport or outdoor activity. Many boys this age like brands such as Hollister and Under Armour. You could always check what kinds of brands he already wears before buying
Accessories - gloves, hats, scarf, sunglasses, ID holder or a wallet,
T-shirts - again a very similar idea to a hooded top. Check his size and brands he likes to wear and it's difficult to go wrong.
Always keep the receipt so he can exchange it if he wants to.
Vouchers and Gift Cards
Why not get them a voucher for a cinema trip so they can go out and treat their friends to cinema and some popcorn?