Parrot Mambo Mini Drone : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Of course these gifts are all pretty rad for tween girls too, but we know that gifts for tween boys and teen boys can be way harder to find. So we’ve talked to our favorite, in-the-know young guys and scoured the web to put together this seriously awesome list of holiday gift ideas, whatever your budget.

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Parrot Mambo Minidrone

This is like the year of the minidrone and having tried out lots of options from beloved brand Parrot, our kids love the Mambo. You can equip it with a cannon or a grabber, race it, make it do tricks. Just be prepared for every kid on the block to want a turn.

$99 on sale, Parrot

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Giro Launch 3D Snow Helmet at REI : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Giro Launch 3D Snow Helmet

Just, rad. (Can we still say that?)

$55.93 on sale, REI

Whirlyboard Spinning Balance Board at The Grommet : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Whirlyboard Spinning Balance Board

Proof that kids don’t need screens to have the time of their life.

$119, the Grommet

Monster x Ghostbusters Headphones at Ron Herman : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Monster x Ghostbusters Headphones

“Who you gonna call?”
“What? I can’t hear you…I’m watching a video.”

$140, Ron Herman

Sound & Vision: A Guide to Music's Cult Artists at Amazon : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sound & Vision: A Guide to Music’s Cult Artists

For music loving kids who’d rather talk Bowie than Bieber.

$19.95, Amazon

Huf X Skate NYC Tee : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Huf X Skate NYC Tee

Cool duds from one of the hottest skate brands. (And cheaper than a board — though that’s a nice gift too.)

$30, Huf

Brew Your Own Rootbeer Kit at Hearthsong : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Brew Your Own Rootbeer Kit

Great gift for siblings, and a fun indoor craft to keep them busy over the winter break.

$19.98, Hearthsong

LED Shoes with Remote at Hoverkicks : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

LED Shoes with Remote

Our kids are beeeeegging for them. Like, every day. This gift for tweens will easily grant you Best Parent On the Planet Status.

$79 on sale, Hoverkicks

Titan Glacier Pro Mountain Bike at Kohl's : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Titan Glacier Pro Mountain Bike

If he’s outgrown his kiddie bike, get him one that will last.

$399 Kohl’s

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay at Amazon : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Harry Potter fans are growing up and so are their stories. If they’ve already seen the movie — twice — they’ll love reading the script.

$14.99, Amazon

Wilson Custom Pro Leather Baseball Glove : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Wilson Custom Pro Leather Baseball Glove

Extremely serious custom baseball glove for kids who are extremely serious about baseball. (Generous grandparents, are you listening?)

$500+, Wilson

FABRIQ Portable Alexa-Compatible Bluetooth Speaker at Amazon : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

FABRIQ Portable Alexa-Compatible Bluetooth Speaker

Kids who love gadgets are buzzing about this fun Bluetooth speaker, and the buffalo check is pretty great.

$49.99, Amazon

Kids Black Leather Biker Jacket at Angry Young & Poor : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Kids Black Leather Biker Jacket

This is a legit biker jacket. Buy a size up so it won’t be outgrown so fast.

$71.99, Angry Young & Poor

Nebula of NES Games Poster at PopChart Labs : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Nebula of NES Games Poster

Instead of fighting the video game fanatic, honor all that nerdery with this cool nebula poster that lays out every NES game.

$35, PopChart Labs

NES Classic Mini at Amazon : Holiday Gift Ideas for Tween Boys | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Actual NES Classic Mini

If you find one without paying absurd scalper prices, congrats! Also, will you let us know where?

$59.99, Amazon, if you can find one.