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34 Teen Approved Gift Ideas for 18 Year Old Boys

Updated on July 8, 2021 Updated on Jul 8, 2021
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    Finding the best gift for a boy’s 18th birthday can be about as awkward as, well…an 18-year-old boy. They are finally old enough to be considered legal adults, yet still want to enjoy their teenage years. Whether he is still in high school or ready to go off to college, this gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for an 18-year-old boy, ranging from the silly to the practical.

  1. Fast Charging Power Bank
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    For when he is on the go and not able to access an electrical outlet, this pack of two 10000mAh portable chargers is great for fast charging on the go. With multiple inputs and outputs, you don’t have to worry about what type of phone the giftee uses. Never worry about their phone battery is dead in the event of emergencies, or just for when you want to say hello!

  3. Grow the F*ck Up
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    Regardless of age, we all know someone that would benefit from this book. Partially a gag gift, this book humorously teaches young adults how to complete basic adult functions that were missed in school. From tying a tie and writing a check, to changing a tire or simply doing laundry, let this book teach him what life wasn’t able to.

  5. Apple Watch
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    For those looking to splurge, an Apple Watch might be the perfect gift for him. This model is complete with GPS and advanced sensors that can measure blood oxygen and sleep quality, and much more! This gift is perfect for helping him keep in contact, stay healthy & express his personality through its customizability.

  7. Desk Organizer & Charging Station
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    Part of growing up is about staying organized. This desk organizer that doubles as a wireless charging station is perfect for just that. The faux leather exterior makes for a durable and eye-appealing way to keep all his necessities organized and ready to go!

  9. Doorway Pull Up Bar
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    This piece of portable gym equipment can be safely used in most doorways, as well as on the floor. Perfect for sits, pushups, or dips, its ergonomic handles ensure correct form and provide comfort while working out. Perfect for working out in his bedroom or dorm once he moves off to college.

  11. Cards Against Humanity
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    What’s the fun of becoming an adult without a little raunchy humor? Marketed as a party game for horrible people, this adult card game is fast to learn and a hilarious time for all. Filled with strange scenarios and filthy jokes, it can be a perfect gift for the right (by right, I mean horrible) person.

  13. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
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    This portable Bluetooth speaker is a great gift for him if he loves music. With loud stereo sound and booming bass, this Bluetooth speaker is perfect for outdoor gatherings or indoor parties. Don’t worry about getting it wet, as it is IPX5 Waterproof, perfect for the pool, light rain, or shower!

  15. Beard Grooming Kit
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    Teenage boys are notorious for their questionable hygiene, and becoming an adult means they might need a little help in the grooming department. This beard grooming & trimming kit is perfect for helping him style, shape, and grow his beard. Complete with beard oil, balm, and wax, this kit has everything he needs to keep his hair healthy and well-groomed.

  17. Laptop Backpack
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    This slim backpack is perfect for safely carrying his valuables around school or work. With an Anti-Theft design, concealed double zipper, and waterproof exterior, this backpack will be perfect for him while on the go.

  19. Desktop Fridge
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    This convenient & lightweight mini fridge has a clean and modern design for storing snacks, drinks, or medication. It’s perfect for hiding his favorite snacks in his room away from siblings or to bring along to a dorm room. Its small size and weight mean you can bring it just about anywhere.

  21. Herschel Supply Co. Beanie
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    This trendy beanie is a stylish buy if he lives somewhere that might get a little colder. The rollover cuff features Herschel Supply’s classic woven label. This beanie is great for staying fashionable & warm at the same time!

  23. Echo Show
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    Equipped with Amazon’s Alexa and a 5.5” display, the Echo Show would be a great 18th 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…the list goes on and on!

  25. Personalized Leather Wallet
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    Now that he is 18, he needs a place to keep his credit cards and drivers license. A personalized, engraved leather wallet would be a great way to do that. With multiple color options and personalization options, it would be hard not to find the right match for him.

  27. Wallet Ninja
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    You never know when he might need an everyday tool. Rather than carrying a toolbox, this handy card-sized tool will fit in any wallet. Complete with 20 different everyday tools, the Wallet Ninja features everything from a mirror & bottle opener, to a flat head screwdriver and wrench set.

  29. Tile Trackers
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    Nothing is worse than being late to work or class due to lost car keys. This 4-pack of Tile Bluetooth Trackers is a great way to prevent that from happening. Place on your keys, remote control, or your wallet, and never lose them again.

  31. Crave Box
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    Who doesn’t like snacks? It is hard to go wrong with this Crave Box, which is filled with some of the most popular snacks and candy out there. This box includes chips, cookies, candies, granola bars, popcorn, and crackers, yum! Perfect for a hungry teen boy (which is all of them).

  33. Personalized Keychain
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    This custom leather keychain is perfect for keeping track of his house or car keys. Complete with 6 color options, you can request the keychain be engraved with his name, a personal message, or whatever you want!

  35. Phone Soap
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    Sure teenage boys are known for being dirty, but so are cell phones. This cool gadget uses UV-C bulbs to completely sanitize your phone, killing 99.99% of all germs. Not only that, but you can charge your phone while cleaning it as well!

  37. Car Cellphone Mount
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    Now that he is legally able to drive, make sure he is safe while doing it. This car phone mount is great for keeping his hands on the wheel while being able to use GPS apps. Using stainless steel components and capable of holding up to 44 pounds, it will be sure to work in any car and any phone.

  39. Car Jump Starter
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    This gift is a real life-saver if he will be driving on his 18th birthday. A dead car battery can happen anywhere, and he won’t always be around someone that can help jump it. This portable Car Jump Starter can jump 12V cars, SUVs, trucks or vans, and can even charge your mobile devices!

  41. Beard Oil
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    Featuring some of the most popular scents among American men, this 4-pack of Beard Oil is a great gift for beard maintenance. Made of natural oils and high-quality ingredients, this product will leave your beard shining, soft, and healthy.

  43. Noise Cancelling Headphones
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    This affordable pair of noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are great for an 18-year-old boy. These wireless headphones feature up to 40 hours of playtime, reduces ambient noise up to 90%, and offer Hi-Res Audio. Great for studying, use as a gaming headset, working out, or jamming alone.

  45. Go Pro Hero8
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    Known for its durability & amazing video recording, the Go Pro is a great gift for him if he has an adventurous lifestyle. This camera features 4k Ultra HD video and up to 1080P live streaming. Designed for rugged use, he can take this waterproof camera anywhere. Whether he is on a skateboard or surfboard, this gift will help him always capture the best action.

  47. Money Maze


    Sometimes nothing beats cold hard cash as a gift, but now that he is an adult, he should totally work for his money. Make him solve this fun Money Maze before receiving your gift of cold hard cash!

  49. Chocolate & Coffee Box
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    Teenagers love their candy and adults love their coffee, so why not get him both? This box will let him brew a nice cup of coffee with beans from Seattle’s top-rated roasters, paired with chocolates that create a perfect tasting experience. A perfect balance between childhood and adulthood!

  51. Apple AirPods Pro
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    The Apple AirPods Pro is an excellent gift choice, especially if he already owns any Apple products. These earbuds feature active noise cancellation, immersive sound, sweat & water resistance, and adaptive EQ, which all add up to an amazing listening experience.

  53. Man Gift Box
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    Now that he is 18, he is considered a man. So naturally, a “Man Box” would be a good gift idea. This gift box comes with items he might need at home or in the great outdoors; an insulated tumbler, soap, Rambo Knife, fire starters, and a candle.

  55. Sushi Socks
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    Socks are always an underrated present but can be a bit boring. These socks don’t have that problem; they come presented as a tray of sushi! They feature colorful designs & patterns that will be sure to impress.

  57. Gaming Floor Chair
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    If he is a gamer, then he will definitely enjoy this video game chair. Featuring a Bluetooth audio system for connecting to his favorite gaming systems, this comfortable chair will make for an immersive video game experience. Plus who doesn’t like rocking chairs?

  59. Bodyweight Workout Cards
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    Ideal for a guy who likes to work out, these cards feature some of the most effective bodyweight exercises you can do. Great for anywhere you want to work out, all he will need is these cards and a little space to have a full-body workout.

  61. Spikeball
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    Another great gift for the outdoorsy type, Spikeball is a fun game you can play just about anywhere. Take it to the park, beach, or backyard, and have fun with some friendly yet fast-paced competition.

  63. Places You’ll Go Globe
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    Now that he is 18, he will surely be seeing new and exciting places on his journey into adulthood. This mini cork globe is a fun way to let him track all the places he has been to during his travels.

  65. Wood & Leather Watch
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    Sure it isn’t a smartwatch, but you can’t go wrong with this cool gift. This watch features an eye-catching wooden design and leather strap. Made with quality materials, it will be sure to net him plenty of compliments for his fashion sense.

  67. Adult(ish) T-Shirt
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    A shirt that perfectly captures how he might be feeling about turning 18. Sure he is legally an adult, but he probably has a lot of growing up to do, so why not broadcast that message to the world with this silly shirt.