32 Gifts For 14-Year-Old Boys That Are Teen Approved

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 25, 2023

    When it comes to buying gifts, teens have a reputation for being difficult to shop for. At 14, he’s not a young kid anymore but not quite the adult he thinks he is. Teen boys undergo developmental changes and love trying new things at this age.

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What are 14-year-old boys interested in?

    Shopping for a 14-year-old can be tough. They haven’t yet aged into wanting more practical gifts, but they are a little old for toys. However, they are old enough for cool tech gadgets and are entering fashion. We think you should strive to find them something that is the perfect balance between cool and useful.

    By now, they’ve developed many of their own interests like music, sports or video games (or all of those), so we found some great gifts that will cover any 14-year-old’s budding interests. So, to avoid disappointment, our cool gift ideas will earn you major brownie points on birthdays and special occasions!

    What are the best gift ideas for 14-year-old boys?

    Whether you’re looking for a small stocking stuffer or birthday gift, we’ve got you covered with all the cool gifts for boys they could possibly want. Our gift guide is filled with ideas that match many personalities and hobbies, keeping different budgets in mind. And if you still can’t find anything, they will never turn down cash or gift cards.

  1. Virtual Reality Headphones
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    Nothing rivals playing video games and watching movies in your high-quality VR world. These noise-canceling headphones work seamlessly with your Oculus Quest 2, giving you perfect sound and a quiet environment whether you’re playing games, doing homework, or watching a movie! A super cool tech gift.

  3. Remote Control Drone


    A drone has got to be one of the best toys for boys is always a great gift idea for a 14th birthday present or as a Christmas gift. It is straightforward for beginners to get a WOW performance with this highly responsive function! Its 1080P HD camera provides fantastic photos and videos. I’m pretty sure any teenage boy would love this one.

  5. ArmoGear Infrared Laser Tag 
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    Turn your home or backyard into a laser tag arena with the ArmoGear laser tag blaster set, the most advanced laser tag blasters out there! So strap on the target vests and get ready to play. These revolutionary laser blasters and target vests boast a flawless performance inside and outdoors within a wide 150 ft. range. So will you battle in broad daylight or under cover of the dark? When the battleground of choice is dimly lit, light up your way in the night with a powerful LED light built into your blaster.

  7. Bluetooth Speaker and Phone Charger
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    Teens can blast their favorite jams while getting a charge. This cell phone stand utilizes a high-efficiency and advanced dual-coil chipset with a more extensive sensing range and can be wirelessly charged horizontally or vertically. In addition, the powerful Bluetooth speaker has 15W powerful sound and crystal clear, balanced bass, demonstrating the superior surround stereo audio quality.

  9. Expedition Watch
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    The Timex Expedition Field Chrono draws design inspiration from vintage military watches. The unique dial features numerals in increments of five up to 60 and three sub-dials that track minutes, seconds, and 1/20 of a second for up to 30 minutes. It also offers water resistance to 330 feet (100 meters) and durable fabric. The Indiglo night light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology.

  11. Telescope
  12. Stepping into the art of stargazing for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. Overly complicated telescopes, hidden features, and confusing accessories make getting started more difficult. Therefore, a balance between price and performance is two of the most important aspects to consider before purchasing any telescope—an excellent birthday gift for a boy in outer space.

  13. Skullcandy Wireless Headphones
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    Crusher offers an audio experience unlike any other on the market – putting you in the front row for your favorite music and movies. Utilizing two full-range 40mm audio drivers and additional dual bass drivers, Crusher transforms your audio into an immersive experience you don’t just hear; you feel. Pair that with wireless technology and up to 40 hours of battery life, and you have a premium Bluetooth headphone with powerful bass you can feel.

  15. Electric Guitar Bundle
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    The ultimate starter package includes full-size guitar & all the equipment so they can rock straight out of the box—the perfect choice for novice & intermediate players. Complete with a headphone jack and overdrive, you’ll get excellent-quality sound. The digital tuner included with this kit ensures that your guitar is perfectly tuned every time you sit down to play. Easy-to-follow instructions will make tuning a breeze—a cool gift idea for a teenage boy who loves music.

  18. Bomber Jacket
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    Bomber jackets are, well, the bomb. The bomber is one style that somehow manages to be both timeless and trendy, so you’ll be rockin’ this baby for a long time—one of the best gift ideas for any preteen or teen boy.

  20. Brain Teaser Puzzle Game
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    Can you, Kanoodle? Players use combinations of colored connected beads to complete colorful logic puzzles in two unique formats: tricky 2D puzzles and twisted 3D pyramids. Pick a design from the puzzle book, place some of the puzzle pieces into position as shown, and fill the empty spaces with the remaining details. Sounds simple? Hundreds of possible combinations, but only one completes the puzzle. Puzzle pieces fit inside the handy pocket-sized case with built-in game boards so you can Kanoodle anywhere.

  22. Swiss Army Multitool
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    As the name suggests, the Victorinox Swiss Army Deluxe Tinker is an upgraded version of the Original Tinker for home or outdoor use. Equipped with a Large Blade, Small Blade, Phillips Screwdriver, Can Opener with Small Screwdriver, Bottle Opener with a Large Locking Screwdriver and Wire Stripper, Reamer, Key Ring, Tweezers, Toothpick, Scissors, Multi-Purpose Hook, Pliers with Wire Cutter and Wire Crimper, this Swiss Made knife is ready for almost anything.

  24. Nintendo Switch
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    Play your way with the Nintendo Switch gaming system. Whether at home in your living room or on the go, the Nintendo Switch system is designed to fit your life with single and multiplayer options. Dock your Nintendo Switch to enjoy HD gaming on your TV. Are you heading out? Just undock your console and keep playing in handheld mode. Want to spoil him? Get him an Xbox One or PlayStation.

  26. Nomadic Minimalist Wallet
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    All 14-year-old boys want to feel a little more grown-up. They are probably heading off to high school and will need a wallet to carry their school ID and lunch money. Most minimalist wallets offer either a slim profile or easy access, but with the Basics wallet, you get both. The unique pull tab technology allows you to get to your four most used cards with a simple pull. You also have room for cash and a key. Classy, professional, casual, or active—the basics wallet is right for any situation. Choose your favorite color, or buy multiple colors to match your style.

  28. Cool Shades
  29. By absorbing 85% of visible light and blocking out most blue light, the Natural Glass lenses ensure better clarity and remarkable color contrast, providing a more natural vision. In addition, they are made with a durable corrosion-resistant lens for an active lifestyle, so he can take these to hang out with his buddies or bring them to his next soccer game.

  30. Skateboard
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    The Merkaba 31 inches pro skateboard is designed and shaped for getting air and performing tricks. There’s nothing quite like a weekend spent at the skate park, and whether you’re still in that mode or harking back to your youth, the skateboard is perfect for cultivating your passion. A skateboard is a perfect gift for tween boys.

  32. Echo Show
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    Equipped with Amazon’s Alexa and an 8-inch display, the Echo Show would be a great 14th birthday gift for him. The display will allow him to use it as an alarm clock, video chat with friends and family, listen to music, display his favorite photos, and the list goes on and on!

  34. Lego Star Wars Set
  35. Test his construction skills and spark memories of epic Star Wars scenes with this super-detailed LEGO Star Wars building set!  The distinctive look of a Scout Trooper’s helmet is recreated in LEGO style, inspiring memories of Star Wars saga scenes, and the stand with a nameplate completes a cool display piece This Stormtrooper Helmet model kit is a great gift idea for Star Wars fans.

  36. Dartboard
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    You may not always get a bullseye, but you’ll hit the mark with the Rally and Roar Dartboard; your game is only as good as the sports and billiard equipment you use to play with. By choosing a bristle dartboard, you are choosing premium craftsmanship, ergonomic and accurate features, and the chance to improve your dart-playing skills.

  38. Gaming Mouse
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    They will need a fantastic mouse if they are into online video games. This mouse will help him gain an advantage over his opponents and accurately command speed and sensitivity. There are seven buttons on the mouse. After installing the software, all controls can be set for different functions. With the macro editing function, you can customize your mouse to fit your unique needs. Finally, complete the gamer look with a new gaming headset!

  40. Converse Hightops
  41. The original basketball shoe is now a defined style of its own! Your favorite High Top Chucks get a stylish twist. The go-to staple is made with super-soft leather, so you can make them as refined or as edgy as you want. You write the story. The smooth leather uppers and traditional lacing closure with metal eyelets and round cotton laces make for a secure fit.

  42. Hangry Kit
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    This snack kit contains delicious treats full of nuts, protein, and meat. So don’t let your favorite man in your life get hangry. Instead, get him a great gift you know he’ll love—the perfect complement to watching the big game, studying, or hanging with friends. 

  44. Movies Scratch Off Poster
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    Some films will never get old. Timeless classics with life-changing stories, inspiring actors, and genius direction work together to create pure magic. Learn more about cinema, the world, and yourself from the 100 best movies. Reunite with your heroes and remember the scenes that made you laugh and cry. Whether you are a serious film buff or just starting your journey through the world of cinema, you will love this interactive poster—the perfect gift for a movie lover.

  46. Fire Tablet
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     Fire is the easiest way to make entertainment portable. You can take videos, music, games, books, and comics everywhere. And thanks to microSD cards, you can enjoy plenty of them without access to the web. If they are really into reading, gift them an Amazon Kindle. Want to go all out? Get them an Apple iPad.

  48. A Comfy Hoodie
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    This will be his go-to, cozy hoodie for watching Netflix on the couch, playing games with friend’s or even going out after school. This everyday-classic pullover hoodie sweatshirt features long sleeves, a kangaroo pocket, a drawstring hood, and a wide ribbed hem and cuffs to lock in warmth.

  50. IlluStory Book Making Kit
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    Fuel a child’s love for books, drawing, and storytelling with IlluStory! IlluStory is a complete DIY kit for writing, illustrating, and publishing a hardcover book. Lulu Jr.’s book-making kits have been a top choice for creative children since 1993. Bring your child’s imagination to life through the fun and educational process of making their book. With over 16 educational, parenting and toy awards, this kit is an ideal gift for children and adults who want to explore their imagination and creativity by publishing their own book.

  52. Paper Planes Book
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    This book will let him create 200 different kinds of paper airplanes. The instructions are easy to follow, and the patterns are printed on the pages. This is an excellent activity for kids of all ages on a rainy or snowy day.

  54. Astronaut Ice Cream
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    Initially developed for space travel, our foods have been shuttling taste buds to new galaxies for decades. So enjoy your ice cream the way astronauts do with Neapolitan and sandwich astronaut ice cream. This bundle includes two Neapolitan freeze-dried ice cream and two vanilla sandwich-dried ice cream packs. This bundle is great for those who want to experience a childhood snack. We think this is one of the coolest gifts on the list.

  56. NFL Jersey


    Show your team pride and love for your favorite player in this youth NFL jersey. Your kiddo gets hyped every time they see Tom Brady on the field. Help them rep their Tampa Bay Buccaneers fandom with this exclusive Game Jersey. The authentic graphics and bold colors will let everyone know who they’re rooting for—a fun gift for teen boys who love football.

  58. The Resistance Board Game
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    Put down the iPhone and get off social media. It’s time for a family board game! The Resistance is a fun card game that pits a small group of resistance fighters against a powerful and corrupt government. The Resistance has launched a series of bold and daring missions to bring the government to its knees. This fun game artfully balances pure deduction elements with the social aspects into a game that creates the adrenaline-filled moments of high-stakes poker in a fully interactive and social event—the perfect board game for game nights with family or friends.

  60. Foot Locker Gift Card
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    And if all else fails, get him a gift card. You’re giving limitless potential by giving a Foot Locker gift card because one gift opens an entire world of footwear, apparel, and equipment. He can pick out a new pair of Nike shoes, an Adidas sweatshirt, color-changing socks, a water bottle, or even different colors of shorts for Spikeball! 

  62. Cozy Beanie
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    This heavy gauge acrylic-rich beanie is soft and warm, perfect for the most fantastic winter weather. He will be ready for anything this fall, winter, and spring with a classic-looking beanie that never goes out of style. With this long cuffed beanie, your noggin’ will be warm, cozy, and stylish. Bring it. 

  64. Star Wars Rebel Classic Tee
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    This fantastic Star Wars Rebel Classic Graphic T-shirt makes an excellent gift for that teenage Star Wars fan in your life! Graphic tees are all the rage, and a classic retro Star Wars t-shirt will quickly become his favorite shirt! It’s available in four colors and sizes, small-5XL making it a fun stocking stuffer this holiday season!!