Shopping for teens can be a challenge. Teens are old enough to know exactly what they want and what they don’t want — and aren’t afraid to tell you exactly how they feel. This makes trying to surprise them with a creative gift all the more challenging. They’re past the age of being impressed by cute toys but aren’t into boring “adult” gifts either. Instead, they’re straddling the line between adult and being a kid. The best thing you can do is to take notes about the things he’s currently into. Does he love art, music, or video games? Use this knowledge to your advantage to find the perfect gift. We’ve rounded up 50 fantastic gift ideas for 15 year old boy in your life to help you get a jump start on ideas:
This platter is filled to the brim with juicy strawberries, pretzels, graham crackers, and chocolate sandwich cookies, all topped with rich chocolate. At the center, he’ll find three cheesecakes topped with chocolate covered fruit.
Choose this arrangement packed with a mouthwatering combination of chocolate covered pineapple daisies, chocolate covered strawberries, and a variety of fresh fruit. It all comes in a keepsake Edible® container.
This set of Super Mario magnets is the perfect choice for any teen who loves classic Nintendo games. It contains almost forty pieces that make a great addition to your teen’s school locker, a magnetic calendar, or even the fridge.
This fast-paced game will keep him thinking on his feet. Players must use their own uniquely shaped game pieces to fill in the open spaces of their grid, and the first player to complete this task wins the game.
Paper plane flying is an art in itself. So much forethought goes into it from the aerodynamics of the plane to the forces of lift and thrust. This book contains 200 tear-out sheets and folding instructions to help him create 200 of his very own planes.
Made from water, sugar, and a gelatin-like substance called agar, this cake looks just like a mesmerizing raindrop. Your teen will enjoy learning the how-to behind the project just as much as enjoying the finished product.
Get your teen a game that can turn his backyard into a laser tag arena. This set includes four laser guns and four targets with an extreme 150-foot shooting range so he can get the guys together for an intense tournament.
With this telescope, he’ll be able to see some of our galaxy’s most beautiful sights. It comes with an affordable price tag, but with top-tier visual resolution and optical capabilities to allow your teen to see a wide variety of astronomical sights.
With this exciting kit, he can build and display a realistic replica 1960s classic car, complete with a raise-up rear axle, 5 spoke rims, real-life opening doors, and a detailed interior. Plus, you can lift the hood to reveal a detailed V8 engine.
For the music lover in your life, this guitar pick punch is a perfect choice. It turns random objects, such as expired credit cards, old IDs, and subway passes, into guitar picks for all those times when he’s lost his last pick and needs one pronto.
This guitar bundle will help him express himself creatively. Made by hand from premium wood, it features a Canadian maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Plus, it comes with a carrying bag, shoulder strap, 20 watt amp, picks, digital tuner, guitar cable, tremolo bar, and extra strings.
This wireless charger will make charging his favorite devices so much easier without having to track down cords or wires. It comes with built-in over-charging, overheating, and short-circuit protection, and features color-changing lights to let you know when your devices are fully charged.
13. Old Skool Vans
First debuted in 1977, these Vans are still just as cool as they were decades ago. They’re constructed with durable suede and canvas, reinforced toe caps, and signature rubber waffle outsoles that will last for years.
He’ll love this basketball that lets him play long into the evening hours. It comes equipped with two LED lights that turn on as soon as you bounce the ball. Plus, it’s full regulation size and plays just like a regular basketball.
Got a spare penny? With this board, he can use that penny to play a fun and exciting game of hockey. With the penny in hand, he can flick his way across the rink and score goals on his opponents while defending his own goal.
Written by two comic book pros, this step-by-step guide will help him navigate his way through all aspects of comic book creation, from conception to drafting, to marketing, and beyond.
This 3D model provides a challenging opportunity to recreate one of Hollywood’s most infamous villains. Once complete, he’ll love displaying the piece and showing off his hard work.
Spikeball is a fun, active, and competitive game that he can take with him wherever he goes. It can be played with four of his friends, and comes with everything he needs, including a net, three balls, and a carrying case.
19. Catan Board Game
Trade, build, and settle your own civilization in this fun and easy-to-learn strategy game. He’ll control his own civilization, strategize, make trades, and spread across the hexigon-shaped board.
Get your teen a sports jersey featuring his favorite player. You can choose from virtually every professional sports team. The jerseys are made with Dri-FIT® technology that wicks away moisture and moves with you.
For the teen that never wakes up on time, choose this super loud alarm clock. It comes with three alarm modes: loud buzzer, bed shaker, and a mode with both sound and shaker to help him wake up on time.
Building a delicious and tasty breakfast sandwich comes together in just a few steps with this handy appliance. It comes with a recipe book with 25 sandwich ideas to give him some inspiration.
This water bottle combines hydration with music. It charges with the included USB cable, so he can play his favorite tunes via Bluetooth®, and even answer calls with one touch of a button.
This award-winning Shashibo fidget box features 36 magnets that allow it to transform into over 70 shapes. Each magnetic puzzle features four unique patterns of vibrant artwork.
If he’s looking for comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes, there’s no better choice than these Adidas slides. They’re made with extremely durable, 100% synthetic materials with a rubber sole and come in your choice of 26 colors and styles.
This skateboard is a lightweight and compact sized board made for cruising the streets. It features a six-ply hardwood maple and one-ply flexible bamboo deck, durable rubber wheels, and steel bearings.
For the guy who can’t get enough pizza, consider this pizza blanket. It’s made with incredibly soft and warm fleece for superior comfort.
This engineering kit provides everything he needs to make 14 solar-powered robots. The projects aren’t just the perfect combination of challenging and rewarding, but they also encourage spatial reasoning, engineering skills, and problem-solving skills.
29. Travel Cord Roll
He might not be the most organized person on the face of the planet, but this leather roll can help him keep his cords and other electronics neat and tidy. It’s great for traveling or just carting his electronics to and from school.
This bedside lamp features 48 color-changing LED lights and Bluetooth connectivity to stream your favorite music. The lights change color following along with the different volumes and rhythms of the music you’re playing.
This sweatshirt is made with lightweight fabric with a 3D digitally printed image, in your choice of 14 visually stunning patterns. Made with a lightweight blend of 95% polyester and 5% spandex, it’s comfortable and cozy.
This race seat-designed chair can be used for playing video games, watching movies, or listening to music. It features two forward-facing speakers that immerse you in sounds with a powerful subwoofer and audio force modulation technology.
This care package includes a mix of sweet, salty, and savory snacks to satisfy any teen’s cravings. It includes 45 pre-packaged snacks that are easy to take with him to school, practice, or a friend’s house.
We all know that if he wasn’t here, he’d be playing video games. Made with a comfortable blend of 90% cotton and 10% polyester, this t-shirt clues the whole world in on that fact.
Make meal time a whole lot more fun with this ceramic sports mug. He can dunk and score goals using his favorite breakfast cereal, soup crackers, or even mini marshmallows in hot chocolate.
This beanie comes equipped with Bluetooth-enabled speakers that let him listen to his favorite tunes while keeping warm. It comes in 11 fun colors, so you can be sure to find one to match his style.
With a traditional moccasin design, indoor-outdoor soles, and a thick pile lining, these slippers look great while still providing the ultimate in comfort. They come in six different colors.
38. Apple AirPods
Get him these Apple AirPods that provide rich, high-quality sound and a comfortable fit. They provide more than 24 hours of total listening time, seamless setup, and automatic switching.
Cooking provides teens with a fun, creative outlet while providing them with useful skills they can use for their entire lives. This cookbook contains simple recipes and step-by-step instructions to help turn your teen into a first-class chef.
For a mom to give her son, this engraved wallet is made with top-quality leather. It features a sweet poem from a mom to her son, reminding him to never forget his way back home.
Ideal for big or small gatherings, this game provides a fun and exciting challenge. Simply use your magnetic handle to defend your goal, avoid the magnets, and score on your opponent.
Get him a trio of Korean hot sauces to give him a taste of the distinctive and addictive flavors. It comes with three types of sauces, including Korean Chili Sauce, XXX Chili Sauce, and Kimchi Mayo Sauce.
A complex and exciting challenge, your teen will have a blast putting this transistor radio together. It contains over 80 pieces divided into lesson groups and a total of 14 transistors and four diodes.
Get him a pair of headphones that will enhance his gaming experience. They feature high precision 50mm drivers that provide vivid, comfortable ear cups with noise-canceling technology, and a great microphone.
With this camera drone, you can easily capture memorable moments and view the images directly on your phone. It features a powerful modular battery that provides up to 20 minutes of flight time.
For the budding NASA scientist, these Neapolitan and vanilla ice cream sandwiches are a perfect choice. Made with 100% real ice cream, they feature a three-year shelf life thanks to special freeze-dried technology.
Made from hand-polished cellulose acetate, these glasses are made with blue light blocking technology that will shield his eyes from all the screens he uses throughout the day. They’re made with Akulon-coated screws for durability.
This dino-shaped stand will make taco Tuesday a whole lot more exciting. The beauty of this stand is that it lets you fill your tacos with all of your favorite toppings completely hands-free, allowing him to always create the perfect taco.
49. Virtual Pong
This virtual pong game keeps players on their toes with a simulated “ball of light” that bounces off your rackets, as well as the table, walls, and ceiling. It’s a fast-paced and challenging game that encourages your teen to play tennis in his living room.
Put his face on a pair of these custom socks for a fun gift he’ll love to wear. Made of a combination of 95% polyester and 5% lycra, they’re durable and comfortable to wear.
Whether he’s into movies, sports, video games, or art, you’ll find something for him on this list. He’s sure to appreciate the extra thought and creativity you put in finding him the perfect gift.