Gift Lists for Boys

30 Perfect Gifts Even For The Pickiest 16-Year-Old Boys

Updated on October 18, 2021 Updated on Oct 18, 2021
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    Turning 16 is a big deal for a teenage boy! He is officially one year closer to being considered an adult. But before you worry about the headache of him reaching that milestone, you need to worry about the headache of finding a good gift for a picky teenage boy. Don’t worry, this gift guide has 29 of the most perfect gifts for any 16-year-old boy.

  1. Colorful Bluetooth Speaker
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    This wireless Bluetooth speaker has some impressive specs, with rich bass and overall high-performance sound quality. It is also equipped with some pretty rad LED lights that bring the party atmosphere anywhere and beat to the rhythm of the music.

  3. Portable Record Player
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    Retro gifts are all the rage right now, and this portable record player fits the eclectic taste of 16-year-olds. No records? No problem! This record player also comes with some newer features, like Bluetooth capability, that allow you to play it anywhere.

  5. Apple iPhone 12
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    Teen boys love the latest tech and gadgets, so they would definitely appreciate the newest iPhone 12. He will be able to access his favorite social media, mobile video games, and keep in touch with his friends.

  7. Playstation 5
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    Playstation 5 is among the best gifts for 16 year old boys. The Playstation 5 features a lightning-fast CPU, GPU, and SSD that allow it to play the most stunning games for an immersive gaming experience. He will love you forever for this gift!

  9. Flying Camera
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    Does the teenage boy in your life enjoy photography? Then this Air Pix Flying Camera sold at Uncommon Goods is a great gift option. This drone-style camera can fly up to 20 meters in the air and takes great photos with its 12-megapixel lens.

  11. Gamer Headset
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    Another great gaming gift, this headset has everything needed for long hours of gaming. The retractable headband and breathable ear pads allow for comfortable and high quality audio while gaming on any system.

  13. Old Skool Vans
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    Vans are one of the best-selling shoe brands out there, and they look great with almost anything. Whether he likes to skateboard or just wears them to high school, these shoes are a great option.

  15. Brixton Heist Beanie
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    This trendy beanie is a great gift option if he enjoys wearing hats. This beanie sports a clean and classic design and comes in 19 different colors.

  17. Novelty Blanket
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    16-year-old boys certainly love food, so why not get them a useful blanket that looks like their favorite meal? This super-soft blanket has rave reviews on Amazon and comes in a wide range of food-inspired designs.

  19. Graphic T-Shirt
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    This funny graphic T-shirt might be a perfect gift for any romantically challenged teenage boys (which is honestly all of them). This T-shirt is made from 100% high quality cotton and features a fun graphic that will be sure to make others chuckle.

  21. Moon Lamp
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    This cool gadget is honestly one of the best gifts for just about anyone. This 3D-printed moon lamp looks great anywhere (it is wireless!) and can change to 16 different colors.

  23. PopSocket
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    Teen boys are on their phones a lot, and that can seriously cramp your hand. That is where the PopSocket comes in. You can easily attach it to any phone, allowing you to hold it comfortably all day or use it as an adjustable stand.

  25. Apple AirPods Pro
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    The Apple Airpods Pro is a cool gift idea for a 16th birthday gift. These noise-canceling headphones connect seamlessly with any Apple products for crisp and high quality audio on the go.

  27. Ultimate Snack Pack
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    Growing teenage boys love snacks (maybe a little too much), so this ultimate snack care package makes a great gift for any guy. It comes with the most popular snacks and candy, ranging from M&Ms and cookies to Cheez-Its and fruit snacks!

  29. Xbox Series X
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    The Xbox Series X is another impressive video game console he is bound to love. This console comes with an impressive 1TB of SSD storage and top-end specs for seriously amazing gameplay. It offers True 4k video, so it is also a great option for streaming Netflix or Blu-Ray movies. 

  31. Personalized Wallet
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    Now that he is 16, he might be getting a job or learning how to drive. A personalized leather wallet is a great fit for these big life events! This wallet comes personalized with a name or initials, is made from super-soft leatherette, and even offers RFID protection. 

  33. Mobile Gaming Controller
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    This mobile gaming controller was designed to provide console-level control to your mobile device. It attaches to your smartphone and allows for greater accuracy and tactile feedback in your favorite mobile games.

  35. Desktop Skee Ball
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    Sometimes the best gifts are something simple. Skee ball is one of the most classic games at an arcade, and this desktop version is no different. Plus, everything is cooler when it is miniature.

  37. Phone Camera Lens Kit
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    If you need a gift for a budding artist, this camera lens kit does the trick. The kit fits most new smartphones and comes with several different lens attachments: zoom, wide-angle, super wide-angle, and macro.

  39. 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.

  41. Kanoodle Puzzle Game
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    While not all 16 year old boys are known for enjoying puzzles, this one might change his mind. This gift features both 2 and 3-dimensional puzzles that are great for sharpening his puzzle-solving skills. It also makes an excellent stocking stuffer or Christmas gift.

  43. Dinosaur Taco Holders
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    Plates are about to go extinct on Taco Tuesday thanks to these dinosaur taco holders. This gift is a natural fit because 16 year old boys love tacos, dinosaurs, and funny gifts. They even come in T-Rex or Triceratops options!

  45. Cell Phone Stand
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    This cellphone stand is a great option for tweens, teens, and everything in between. The stand is fully adjustable and fits all phones and tablets – ideal for long mobile gaming sessions or streaming their favorite shows.

  47. The Manual to Manhood
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    16 year old boys are edging ever closer to adulthood, which means they don’t have a lot of time to learn a lot of important skills. This book teaches 100 different important skills any teenage boy should know before becoming an adult.

  49. DIY Fortunate Cookies
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    Do you need a gift for a future chef? This DIY fortunate cookie kit is a great way to encourage his passion for cooking. This kit comes with everything you need to make your own fortune cookies, including fortunes, ingredients, and an edible-ink pen for decorating.

  51. Don’t Do Stupid Shit Keychain
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    Let’s face it, teenage boys do stupid shit. Because that is always going to be true, what better way to remind him to be safe than with this keychain? Don’t worry dads, you can personalize this keychain to be from you as well!

  53. Wireless Fast Charger
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    This wireless charger makes a great gift for an on-the-go high school student. This charger supports all wireless charging-enabled devices and has a sleek and slim appearance. It also lights up in different colors as it chargers!

  55. The Driving Book
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    Learning to drive is an important part of growing up, and not everything is covered in the driver’s exam. This book has everything a new teen driver might need to know about the driving world and beyond.

  57. Anker Wall Charger
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    Whether he needs to charge his headphones, controllers, or smartphone, the Anker wall charger will do it all. It has some seriously impressive reviews on Amazon and tech that allows for fast charging of any device!

  59. Exploding Kittens
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    If you need a gift for someone that loves board games or card games, then Exploding Kittens is a great gift idea! The game is easy to learn, making it great for an entertaining game night or party.