32 Gifts For 15-Year-Old Boys That Are Sure to Impress

By David Lautaret | Updated: May 25, 2023

    So you want to find the perfect gift for a 15-year-old boy? While that may cause some anxiety on the surface, rest assured, teenagers aren’t quite as complex as the world likes to label them. Sure, you could grab a gift card–no harm, no foul. It won’t go to waste. But, you could instead impress them with a very cool gift from this list.

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What do 15-year-old boys like?

    Ah yes, 15-year-old boys – a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a hoodie. For starters, they’re into all sorts of things these days, like… being moody. But seriously, many are into sports, video games, or music; some might even enjoy spending time outside (gasp!).

    If you want to get them a gift, ask – they’ll probably give you a one-word answer and return to their phone. But hey, if you’re lucky, you might find something that aligns with their interests and shows them you’re a cool parent/friend/relative/whatever. 

    What are the best gift ideas for 15-year-old boys?

    Do you really want to know the best gift ideas for 15-year-old boys? Well, let me tell you, it’s not easy being cool these days. But fear not my friend – a few things might do the trick. You’ll find it in our gift guide if they are artistic, musical, sports lovers, or a major techie (or all of these at once!).

    Get them something that aligns with their interests, like sports gear or a new video game. Or, if you really want to blow their minds, get them an experience gift like concert tickets or a fun adventure activity. Of course, there’s always the option of giving them cash – what teen boy doesn’t love the feeling of cold hard cash burning a hole in their pocket?

    Good luck, and may the force be with you (or something like that). From drones to DIY safe boxes, Star Wars LEGO to gaming equipment, robot-making kits to screen-printing to thumb pianos – here are our best gifts for 15-year-old boys (or even 15-year-old girls). Sure to impress their (gaming) socks off!

  1. Bluetooth Speaker Bedside Lamp
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    This 5-in-1 Bluetooth speaker is one of the coolest gadgets to help set the tone for your teenager’s room! It’s a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, MP3 Player, can make hands-free calls, and is a color-changing lamp with 48 LED light colors. This all-in-one Bluetooth speaker is a practical gift he’ll use daily for years to come!

  3. Remote Control Video Drone
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    This live-video drone with a 1080P FOV 120° HD FPV digital stabilization camera allows you to capture memorable moments distortion-free and view images on your phone from the wide-angle lens. The app enables you to expand your creativity and easily share it on social media. It makes a cool tech gift for that teenager who wants to create beautiful scenic videos!

  5. Bluetooth Gamer Chair
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    Are they always on their Playstation? This gamer chair is designed with a Bluetooth speaker to give your video game playing excellent surround sound. This gaming chair is sleek, comfortable, and has all the bells and whistles any serious gamer could ask for! If your teenager likes being comfortable playing video games, this is the chair! Now all they need is a mini fridge!

  7. Nintendo Switch 
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    The Nintendo Switch is one of the hottest gaming consoles available today! If your fifteen-year-old doesn’t already have a Nintendo Switch, then this is one of the best gifts you can give. This gaming device is wifi compatible, so up to 8 of his friends can join him for a virtual party. With hundreds of games to choose from, the Nintendo Switch is a can’t-miss Christmas or birthday gift!

  9. Crave Care Ultimate Variety Snack Package
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    When you’re a 15-year-old boy, you’re always hungry and always looking for the next snack. This Cravebox care package is the ultimate snack package with 45 different snack packs making it one of the best gifts you can give a growing boy! With everything from sweet to salty to savory options, no matter what he’s in the mood for.

  11. Digital Print Hoodie
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    These great digital print sweatshirt hoodies are a can’t miss gift for that extraordinary 15-year-old in your life! Bright colors and cool digital prints are the coolest right now, so your teenage boy will be thrilled to receive this incredible gift that is sure to impress those teenage girls.

  13. Akaso 4K Underwater Camera
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    This 4K Ultra HD action camera from Akaso is waterproof to 100 feet and shoots crystal-clear images. It’s also equipped with wifi, so you can download your photos and videos immediately and get them out to your social media accounts. The two rechargeable batteries can record for up to 90 minutes each, meaning you’ll never miss a shot! It makes an exciting gift for that traveling teenager in your life! 

  15. Bluetooth Beanie
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    Not only will these stylish beanies keep you warm, but they’ll also keep you entertained! This Bluetooth beanie works continuously for up to 20 hours, so you don’t have to worry about it dying before your day rock climbing or at the skateboard park is finished. The beanie comes in five colors so you can stay warm and keep the jams flowing!

  17. Shockball Party Game
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    This fun take on the classic ‘hot potato’ game takes the anxiety and cranks it up. Throw the ball around, but when the music stops, prepare for a shock! Want a little more skill? Check out this Lightning Reaction Reloaded shock game!

  19. Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Basketball Shoes
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    These cool all-white Nike Basketball shoes make an excellent gift for that fashion-forward basketball-loving 15-year-old boy in your life. The legend continues to live in the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 (a modern version of the iconic AF1). The low design offers optimum soil adhesion and a classic look and features rippled leather edges for a cleaner, slimmer line and more refined details. Take that, Adidas!

  21. Magnetic Board Game
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    Klask is the award-winning magnetic battle game that’s half foosball and half air hockey. It was ranked as the number 1 ranked party game of 2015 in Norway and Sweden! This unique gift will be a pleasant surprise as he and his friends will spend hours having Klask tournaments. It’s a game so easy yet addictive that the whole family will want in on the action!

  23. Moving Mechanical Safe
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    This amazingly engineered kit forms a fully functional, three-digit combination safe. But before you crack it, you have to build it. Assemble 179 laser-cut, numbered Baltic birch parts to form a desktop secure to hold small essentials or diminutive dossiers. The customizable combination will keep aspiring safecrackers guessing. It makes a great birthday gift for a DIY teen!

  25. LEGO Star Wars: The Mandalorian
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    This brick-built armored transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO Minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, an escape pod, and more authentic details to inspire creative play. The construction kit includes 5 collectible LEGO characters and is a fun gift for 15-year-old boys and Star Wars fans alike.

  27. Spikeball Kit
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    Spikeball is a fun new game that’s exploding in popularity. The rules are similar to volleyball, but you need way less space. After 10 minutes, you’ll be hitting MONSTER spikes and playing amazing points. All you need is 4 people and some open space. Play on the beach, in the backyard, the basement, in gym class, you name it. Spikeball makes the perfect “active” gift!

  29. AirPods with Charging Case
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    Apple products are always at the top of any teenage boy’s wish list. These Bluetooth Apple Air Pods with a built-in charger make a great Christmas gift or birthday gift your kid must have! Whether they’re a tween or a high school graduate, if they don’t already have a pair of Apple AirPods for their iPhone, iPad, or SmartWatch, you can be sure they want some!

  31. Son Wallet
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    Fifteen is right around the time teenage boys start getting their first genuine wallets. This touching gift is an excellent way for a mother to show her teenage son that she’ll always love him no matter where he goes. This simple yet elegant wallet holds up to 8 cards and has two cash envelopes so he can keep everything important organized and easily accessible. 

  33. Faith Compass
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    If you’re looking for a religious-themed gift, then this unique God’s Path compass is a fun gift idea! Inscribed with Psalms 32:8, this compass will constantly remind your teenager that God’s path is best. This compass is a working compass, not just a keepsake, so it will keep him spiritually and literally on the right path wherever his travels take him. 

  35. Cedar Thumb Piano
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    Musical 15-year-old? This petite instrument carries with it thousands of years of Zimbabwean musical tradition. Called a kalimba, mbira, mbila, or marímbula, depending on the region in which it’s played, the first version of this handheld thumb piano originated in Zimbabwe over 3,000 years ago. Lightweight and portable, the thumb piano was the chosen instrument of traveling troubadours, who would retell the history of their tribe in song. 

  37. Build Your Own Robot Kit
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    It takes imagination to take a motley pile of hardware—nuts, bolts, screws —and create the best toy you can imagine. A loveable robot! Each comes with detailed instructions for making three adorable robot characters, each the same color, from high-quality steel, non-toxic, painted parts. But that’s just the jumping-off point. From there, the kits are designed to be used as springboards for your own creations. It makes a perfect gift for that future engineer who likes to tinker! 

  39. Penny Soccer Game
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    If your teenage son is a football fan, he’ll flip for this fun, fast-paced game of miniature proportions. With your trusty penny “soccer ball” in hand, you can flick your way across the field, deftly navigating past the plug-shaped “players” to shoot your coin straight into the goal. It makes one of the best gifts for teenagers to play with their friends when they’re not out on the real pitch! 

  41. Funny T-Shirt
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    If there’s one thing 15-year-old boys are notorious for (besides eating everything in sight), it’s always playing video games. So if your teen gamer is out and about, chances are he had to pause his game to be there. This funny T-shirt is a great gift for any teenager, whether a 13-year-old, 14-year-old boy or even a 15-year-old girl. 

  43. Memory Foam Slippers
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    One of the most longstanding fashions for teenage boys is that it’s cool to look like you’re not even remotely trying. These memory foam slippers are incredibly soft, comfortable, and fashionable. But fair warning: He might never take these bad boys off. 

  45. Cookbook for Teens
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    Learn how to be a rock star in the kitchen with 100 easy recipes for teens. Not only is cooking a useful skill to learn, but it can also be super fun! This beginner-friendly cookbook for teens is packed with simple recipes to help you level up your cooking skills and create delicious dishes that you’ll be proud to share with your friends and family. 

  47. Gamer Mouse
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    In high-pressure moments, lag time from a gaming mouse can be the difference between winning it all or losing. Trusted by top eSports professionals, G900 Chaos Spectrum delivers ultra-quick responsiveness that’s virtually lag-free—wired or wireless. Chaos Spectrum interprets every hand movement onto the screen with superior tracking accuracy and consistent responsiveness at any speed. Pair it with a gaming headset for a great gift idea.

  49. Gaming Socks
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    If you can read these socks, it means he’s busy. These funny novelty socks make a great stocking stuffer or birthday gift for that fifteen-year-old boy who loves to play video games! These comfortable and hilarious socks come in three different colors, so he can always look good while he’s lounging. 

  51. DIY Screen Printing Kit
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    The next time you have an observation so witty it belongs on a T-shirt (as one does), you can make it happen with this easy-to-use printing kit! The simple manual process is safe and mess-free for beginners because it uses no electricity or heat, and the chemical-free ink cleans up with soap and water. You’ll find a step-by-step guide and all the supplies you need– an excellent gift for that entrepreneurial teenager!

  53. Men’s Earth Bracelet
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    With this collection of handcrafted bracelets, the whole earth and its history are at hand. Each rustic band has a unique combination of colors, charms, beads, and decorative knotwork inspired by nature and its elements. Wear them as a set for a bold look, in different combos to mix things up, or individually for a subtle statement. 

  55. Single Station Radio Tuner
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    Sometimes less is more. This refreshingly minimal Mason jar radio is pre-tuned to the FM station of your choice, so it’s always at hand. Just turn a single knob and enjoy your favorite station without complicated controls, apps, or phone tethering. Just add two AA batteries and attach the antenna for over 30 hours of listening– a great gift for your eclectic hipster kid!

  57. Blacksmith’s Brainteaser
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    If your problem-solving prowess causes jigsaws, gyroscopes, and multi-colored cubes to lose their mystique, you’re ready for the Wise Guy and Smarty Pants. The intermediate- and difficult-level mind-benders are inspired by centuries-old designs with avid puzzlers like you in mind. Remove an iron ring held captive within a shifting fortress of a dozen unforgiving steel shapes. It makes a diabolical gift for that teenager who loves puzzles!

  59. Pub Tricks Magic Kit
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    This beginner-friendly card game kit of 20 mind-bending tricks provides the foundation for science-based spur-of-the-moment wizardry. Impress audiences by levitating 15 stacked matches while only handling two sticks. Cause a coin to pass through an obstacle without touching anything. This magic kit makes a great gift for the teenage performer in your life!

  61. Personalized Puzzles Book
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    Give your favorite strategic thinker a personalized page-turner with this custom puzzle book. Filled with over 50 pages of multi-level word searches, crosswords, code crackers, Sudoku, and more, this hardcover book is printed with your brainiac’s name on the cover. The book offers space for a personal gift message, along with a quiz based on the year you request– perhaps their birthday, anniversary, or the date of their first spelling bee win. 

  63. Korean Condiment Trio
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    This Korean hot sauce condiment kit is one of the best gifts for those teen boys who are just getting into the wonderful world of hot sauce! Korean cuisine takes delicious advantage of the umami richness and probiotic kick of fermented foods like Gochujang, a hot and sweet chili paste, and kimchi, the chopped veggie condiment– a great stocking stuffer!