16 Awesome Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Boys
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Tech Gifts And Accessories
A portable bluetooth speaker that he can use in the shower
For a 16 year old boy, love to listen to music a waterproof bluetooth speaker is the right gadget for him.
It's small and portable and will allow him to listen to music wherever he likes. Easily move it around the house or use it outdoors for hiking or camping.
Plus many teen boys this age spend a lot of time in the shower. Perhaps to get clean after sport or to get clean in order to look good.
It also has built-in MIC bluetooth speaker and hands-free function, so he can conveniently pick up a calls by this mini speaker in car, bathroom or around the home.
The other amazing plus point about this speaker is the price. It's inexpensive and is the perfect size for a stocking filler as well.
More Tech Gift Ideas
Other tech gift ideas include accessories for tablets, cellphones and laptops such as bluetooth speakers, earphones, a stylus, portable chargers, a cover or a case. Or what about a chromebook for a 16 year old boy?
Oculus Go - Stand Alone Virtual Reality Headset
Virtual reality is the new indoor fun that teens can enjoy with their friends. And in 2020, this can be an amazing gift when it's more difficult to meet friends outdoors.
Oculus is the leading name in VR and this is one of their more popular headsets.
It's stand alone so you don't need a phone, PC or other device to use it.
There are hundreds of apps it works with. Play games, meet friends. enjoy 360 degree experiences, watch with friends lots more.
It connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
Stuff For Their Room
Ideas include bean bag chairs so there is an extra space to relax and somewhere else to sit when friends come around.
A mini fridge will hold drinks and snacks and keep him cool. This is great when he is studying.
Alarm clocks are another idea. You can get alarms with bed shakers and extra loud alarms to wake a teen who is a heavy sleeper. Some will also play music wirelessly via bluetooth from your phone, tablet or other device.
Another idea is a media streaming player such as the Amazon Fire TV stick hich can be used in a TV in his bedroom. It allows him to access lots of extra TV and music channels on his TV.
The Amazon Fire TV stick is an awesome gadget for a teen to have in his bedroom.
It's a media streaming player which will enable him to have access to lots of extra TV channels, movies, music and games. It will give easy access to TV channels such as Amazon Video, Netflix, YouTube and Hulu
It's really easy to set up. Just plug in and connect to wifi. Once that's done you can be up and watching movies, TV programs and more in minutes.
It is portable so it can be moved room to room. It's also a great alternative to cable and it's actually save people a lot of money as they've cancelled cable after they've got it. Read this five star review to find out how one person over $700 dollars on TV a year after buying a fire stick.
A great gift for a teen boy who likes spending time in his bedroom. Also a fantastic gadget to take to college if he goes in a couple of years.
Laundry Punch Bag
This is a cool and practical gift for any teenager that might encourage him to pick up his clothes from his bedroom floor.
Fill the laundry bag with clothes and pefect for the odd punch. If you want a proper punchbag though, it's probably best to get the real deal.
There is a drawstring at the top which helps keep any odours inside.
A really cool gift to get a 16 year old boy is a mini fridge which he can keep in his bedroom.
It will hold some cold drinks and small snacks for him, his friends or his girlfriend.
So he won't even need to leave his room to get some supplies - which is what most teenage guys really want - their own space.
Also great in the summer when warmer weather will mean cool drinks and snacks are needed.
Backrest Pillow (Great for Gaming, Reading and Watching TV)
A backrest pillow is great to give extra support while sitting on the bed when you're gaming, looking at your laptop or tablet, reading a device or book or watching television.
It's also a nice way to study and feel relaxed at the same time.
It's also good to give back support when sitting on the sofa or lying on the floor.
There are 3 different sizes to choose from.
It's great for the outdoors but will also be fab to use in a bedroom, around the home, to take on vacation, at friend's houses, at parties or the car. Take it wherever he goes.
Consider taking it hiking, camping, traveling, to outdoor parties, a barbecue or in the backyard.
The battery life lasts up to 14 hours (on 2/3 volume. It has a 100 feet bluetooth wireless range. And there are different colors to choose from.
If he loves listening to music especially when he's doing something active like running, walking, at the gym, hiking or participating in sport he will probably love a pair of wireless headphones.
These headphones will easily pair with a smartphone, tablet or other music device enabled with bluetooth.
The headphones featura are IPX7 waterproof so he can still listen music in the rain and they are also sweat-proof although it's not recommended for swimming or diving. .
Many 16 year old boys like to keep fit and improve strength for a chosen sport or just to improve overall strength and physique.
There are lots of gifts you can get for boys this age that he can use to work out at home in his bedoom.
One of these is a workout bar like the one featured.
You can easily attach it to a doorway without any screws or damage to the door.
It works the biceps, triceps, back and other body parts.
There are lots of other pieces of equipment you can also buy to keep him fit. From DVDs such as the Insantiy workout to push up bars, resistance bands and an ab wheel. Check out some more ideas on our fitness gifts for teens page.
Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Activity Tracker
Stay connected with call, text & calendar alerts and notifications from your favorite apps like gmail, Facebook and more (when phone is nearby).
Lots of fun and will appeals to a teen boys love of pranks.
Check out some more cool toys for teenage boys like this one.
Spikeball Game Set
If he's energetic and likes team sports he will probably love spikeball.
It can be played pretty much anywhere. Indoors if you have the space as well as in parks, at the beach, when camping or the backyard.
It's a fab game for people of all ages to play from kids to adults. Great to play with the family and friends.
It's simple to play and easy to pick up. The net is placed at ankle level between a pair of two-player teams. You smack the palm-sized ball down on the net so it ricochets up at your opponents. They have up to three hits between them (just like volleyball) to control it and bounce it back to you. When they miss, you score. First team to 21 wins.
If he likes fun books also check out this article on fun books for teen boys.
Another perfect book for this age group which is a little different but fun to read and packed full of advice is "The Teen's Guide To World Domination -advice on life liberty and the pursuit of awesomeness" featured.
This is a book that is able to grab a teen boys attention and talk to him in a way he understands and can get to grips with.
It's written by a man called Josh Ship who has many years experience of talking to teenage audiences.
Well worth checking out.
This is a fun book that will get teens to make the most of their last few years of high school. It's about doing that they don't teach you at shcool.
There are tons of really exciting ideas. Obviously he won't want to do them all, but there should be a good few that will inspire him. It's great to pick the ones that apply to you and get going.
Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Go camping?
Gifts for a Driver
The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know but Don't Know to Ask
This is the perfect gift for a new 16 year old driver.
There's a lot of stuff that's not covered in the manual or driver training classes. It's also a good reminder of stuff that they did already learn but have forgotten.
It's really easy to read and great to dip in and out off when you need to look for some particular information.
It gives new drivers extra confidence and give a bit more peace of mind to nervous parents as well.
Complete Car Care Kit
Clothing and Accessories
Accessories are easier to buy. Wallets, beanie hats, scarves and gloves all make great practical gifts. Novelty bath robes and onesies are awesome but practical gifts. Ideas of novelty robes include a Jedi Knight or Darth Vader theme robe especially if they love Star Wars. Check out some more Star Wars toys and gifts for Star Wars nerds. Pajama pants are also quite easy to buy and practical too.
16th Birthday T-Shirt
It's the perfect item of clothing for him to wear at a birthday dinner or party.
Afterwards it can be worn as everyday wear or some teens choose to wear it as a night shirt after the big day. For the winter there are similar designs printed onto hoodies.
If winter is coming in your part of the world, a wearable blanket is a luxury.
Make it fun and super hero themed and you have an awesome gift.
The blanket is so comfortable. He will love chilling out in the cold nights while wearing it. Watch TV, play video games or read a book while keeping warm and not restricting your movement.
Bluetooth Beanie Hat
Keep warm with a beanie hat and use it to listen to music and take handsfree calls at the same time.
Great for when you're walking, hiking or doing any winter sports such as skating or skiing, Also great if you are doing any other activities outdoors during the cold weather.
You can stream music via a bluetooth device and also take calls hand free.
Sling Bag - Men's Shoulder Backpack
This is an awesome little backpack which can organize and carry all your essentials. It's ideal for all kinds of scenarios, hiking, the gym, a light day at school, everyday wear, travel or vacation.
It looks good, it's lightweight and compact but can fit in lots of stuff. The main compartment could carry your ipad or ipad mini and items such as an umbrella or notepad.
There is a water bottle pocket.
The padded strap makes it comfortable to wear.
Could be a useful small bag that he can use for years to come.
Cahartt Men's Acrylic Watch Hat
Gift for the Outdoors, Practical Or Adventure Loving 16 Year Old
Other great gifts for the outdoor teen include a mulit pocket tool which are great for camping expeditions. There are lots of other great survival books as well.
Another idea is an action camera such as a Go Pro Hero camera. Action cameras are normally dirtproof, waterproof and can be mounted on a helmet or piece of equipment such as a bicycle. or skateboard. They are a great gift so he can take video footage of his adventures.
The Akaso featured is a fantastic little action camera that makes a fab gift to capture any experiences a 17 year old boy may embark on.
It's a small camera that is designed for taking action shots perhaps when cycling, hiking, skiing or doing other sports and activities.
Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters so it can be used to take shots when swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling or doing other water activities.
It shoots 4K video and has 20MP photo capture.
You can easily share your footage on social media by opening the camera wifi and connecting it with your mobile or tablet by app AKASO DV.
Great for a teen boy who wants to shoot footage or take photos while he is in action or just shoot some video with him and his friends.
Victorinox Swiss Army Swiss Champ Pocket Knife
If you want to get him something that will definitely be useful and he will be using in many years to come, it's difficult to go wrong by investing in a multitool.
A multitool fantastic for using around the house, camping trips, odd jobs, outdoor expeditions and it will be so useful to take to college if he goes in a couple of years.
multitool featured has 15 tools which include a 2.45" blade, bottle opener with screwdriver, wood saw, scissors and many more
A fantastic useful gadget which can be taken and used pretty much anywhere.
An awesome practical gift for a teenager.
Emergency Survival Kit
An outdoorsy teen who loves camping, hiking or fishing is going to freak when he sees this emergency survival kit.
It contains a wire saw, multi-function compass, survival bracelet, tactical milary knife, emergency thermal blanket, whistle, mini key chain, saber card, multi-function scraper, fire starter, emergency tungsten steel pen and tatical torch flashlight (battery not included). All kept in a shockproof / waterproof case.
Adidas Men's Soccer Training Pants
These men's soccer training pants help you warm up without overheating.
Not only good for soccer they are also great for other types of sport and training too.
They are super comfortable and can be worn for just chilling out and casual wear too.
They feature ventilated climacool and mesh inserts for maximum breathability.
There are front pockets as well.
Gifts for Students
Other ideas include a new backpack or bookbag for school. A watch will help him keep on time for school and his studies. An alarm clock will ensure he gets up on time. There are some very cool study gadgets too. Check out the livescribe 2GB echo smartpen on the study gifts page. This pen will record everything you write and hear in class so he'll never miss a word.
If he prefers studying while sitting on his bed or the couch, a lapdesk could be the perfect gift idea.
He can rest the lapdesk on his lap and have everything at hand for doing his homework.
A lapdesk is a great idea for a student who likes to study while they're sitting on a couch or a bed.
It will allow him to have everything he needs at hand for his studies.
There is a phone slot which holds cell phones vertically.
The innovative, dual-bolster cushion conforms to your lap, keeping you cool and comfortable.
It could also be useful if he is going to go to college in the next couple of years. It can also be used as a TV tray or a bed desk.
LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Point for Study
This desk lamp is super useful to have on any study desk.
The features include a 3 level dimmer lamp and a built in USB outlet for charging your device, a touch sensor switch and extended adjustable light.
Charge your phone, tablet, camera, ipod and other devices with the USB charger.
Perfect for having a study desk in a bedroom.
7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens isn't a study book but it can help students get the right habits in life to help them succeed.
It's the ultimate teenage success guide and is written by Sean Covey.
It's easy to read with cartoons, easy to read text and down to earth language.
It's a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there.
Toys for 16 Year Old Boys
Smart Phone Controlled Toys - Anki Overdrive
There are some really cool toys that are controlled by a smartphone or tablet that teens and even grown men would love to play with.
One excellent idea is the Anki Overdrive kit featured.
Download the free Anki app on your iOS or android device and use your smartphone or tablet to control the car around the track.
There are lots of other toys that you can control with a smartphone or tablet too. Check out a few more smart phone controlled toys.
Mini Basketball Hoop
16 year olds often have to spend a lot of time studying. They also are often stressed out with the demands of being a teenager. There's girl issues, friend issues and peer pressure to deal with. So why not get them a gift to help them destress and take their mind of all the issues and challenges that everyday life throws up?
One really cool suggestion is a basketball hoop that can be hooked over the back of a bedroom door.. This will allow him to shoot hoops in his bedroom. A great thing to do in between studying when he want to destress and focus on something different.
So it will be perfect practice for getting the accuracy right when shooting hoops. The basketball system also comes withpadded brackets t to minimize the impact on doors, so the only damage you do, will be to your opponents ego.
Quadcopter with HD Camera
Flying drones are all the rage at the moment on one teen boys are bound to love.
The quadcopter featured is an excellent first drone to learn to fly with. It is wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors. The 6-axis gyro stablization system makes the helicopter more stable and flexible when flying.
There is also a hold function to allow you to keep the drone hovering at the current height making it easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
The flight time is 7 to 9 minutes for 80 minute charge.
It is a really fun device which teen guys will enjoy playing with. A great introductory device
Also check out some more outdoor toys for teen boys including an electric motocross bike, ripstik castor board, hoverboard, Kan Jam game and lots more.
VR Headset - Google Cardboard
A virtual reality headset is a super fun gift. And for the price of a google cardboard set it's hard to go wrong.
It turns a smartphone into the a 3D device. Play 3D games, watch videos in 3D and explore 3D enviroments.
Firstly download the cardboard app to your phone and place it into the front of the device which you then wear. It fits most phone between 4 and 6 inches.
Enjoy a 3D movie, immerse yourself in a 3D game, experience a rollercoaster ride, hang off the side of the mountain travel through space or walk around a city you are not familiar with.
Tons of fun!
A watch makes a fantastic, practical gift that a teen boy will get a lot of use out of.
The Invicta watch opposite is a stylish and classic watch which is a good choice for everyday wear.
It has some useful features which include being water resistant to 100m (no worries if he forgets to take it off in the shower or wears it in the rain).
It also has bold hands and indicies, and ribbed chronograph subdials.
Stocking Filler - Reaction Ball.
The SKLZ reaction ball is a great agility training aid and the perfect size to fit in a stocking.
It's great to improve responsiveness, hand eye coordination, reaction time, and agility, It can rebound off of any hard surfaces including hardwood, courts, walls, and infield dirt. It's fun to play with. You can play with it on your own or with a different person.
It has six sides and the high-bouncing ball is made of 100% rubber.
It will work in extremely cold temperatures, under water, upside down or at any angle. Write on wet or greasy items and this pen doesn't fail to deliver.
It is quick to charge as well
If he enjoys playing video games, this opens another huge range of ideas.
One is a gaming chair like the one featured which is designed to give comfort and support during gaming sessions.
Other gifts gamers might like include the latest video games, gaming headphones. a new gaming monitor, xbox live card, gaming mouse, a gaming PC, a game capture device so he can record his gaming experience or a new games console such as the Nintendo Switch.
Gaming T Shirt
It offers a powerful motor and battery.
It can be used for both wet and dry shaving.
The unique sensofoil and free floating head system provides a close, even and smooth shave
It's fully waterproof – can be used with shaving foam or gel
The waterproof seal makes cleaning easy – you can even shave in the shower.
It removes 2x more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
The 2 minute timer helps ensure recommended brushing time
Blackhead Remover Kit
Nail Clipper Travel & Grooming Kit
A nail clipper travel and grooming gift is a great options for all the teen boys in your life.
The set is excellent quality made of top quality black steel which is hardwearing and never rusts . If he looks after the set it should last him a long time.
There are tools for giving the perfect man manicure or pedicure.
Rapid Ramen Noodle Maker
Back in 2004
This fun poster makes a fab gift for a 16th birthday or as a display at a 16th birthday party. It displays lots of interesting facts about how life was 16 years ago.
It makes interesting reading for the teen in question and for everybody else who sees it.
And the best thing about it is it's something he can keep for years to come. You can frame it or just have it as a poster to show in his room during his 16th year.
Happy 16th Birthday Mug
Personlized Pocket Wallet
This simple bracelet is engraved with the following message:
To my son, always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter thatn you think and loved more than you know.
It's a lovely message to give to a son who is growing up and will be out on their own more and more in the big wide world.
Vintage 2004 T-Shirt
A lightweight and classic fit t-shirt which is great for a 16th birthday gift.
As it says nothing about being 16 but is focused on the year he was born, it means that this t-shirt can be worn for years to come.
It is fab to wear it at a birthday party as the guest of honor or use it for casual everyday wear.
If All Else Fails.....
Money Puzzle - Brain Teasing Maze For Cash or Gift Cards
The box is reusable and can be regifted or try and see if you can beat your time solving the maze.