Seriously cool gift ideas for tween boys before you just give up and get a gift card
Check out the awesome tween gifts we found for 2017 in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide!
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
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
“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
For music loving kids who’d rather talk Bowie than Bieber.
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.)
Brew Your Own Rootbeer Kit
Great gift for siblings, and a fun indoor craft to keep them busy over the winter break.
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
If he’s outgrown his kiddie bike, get him one that will last.
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.
Wilson Custom Pro Leather Baseball Glove
Extremely serious custom baseball glove for kids who are extremely serious about baseball. (Generous grandparents, are you listening?)
FABRIQ Portable Alexa-Compatible Bluetooth Speaker
Kids who love gadgets are buzzing about this fun Bluetooth speaker, and the buffalo check is pretty great.
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
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
Actual NES Classic Mini
If you find one without paying absurd scalper prices, congrats! Also, will you let us know where?