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Teen boys can be really difficult to shop for, so I went straight to the source for the intel. I
bribed drafted my 17-year-old son and some of his buddies for their input on gift ideas for teenage guys! Here are the best gifts for a 17-year-old boy for Christmas 2020, straight from the horse’s mouth!
Apple (still) reigns supreme! Every teenager I know has the new iPhone 11 and the AirPods Pro at the top of their Christmas list!
Teenagers aren’t always known for keeping up with their things, other than their phones, of course, so if you’re looking for some wireless earbuds that have really good sound quality but won’t make you freak out if they get lost, these are the earbuds you’ve been searching for. We use these when we’re out on my husband’s Harley and I really like them. They’re comfortable and the sound quality is excellent despite the noise from the bike!
Sports & Outdoors
Meet the Chillbo Shwaggins! That name cracks me up but this thing is actually really comfortable!
Clothes & Accessories
My sources tell me that Rayban Wayfarers are super, super popular!
(I can’t remember the word they used so I went with super x2! I can’t keep up with the slang anymore! Please say it’s not just me!)
Think jerseys, hoodies, hats, t-shirts, etc…
If your teen boy likes to fish then this is the perfect gift! The Red Tuna Shirt Club sends a T-shirt every month from a famous fishing destination from around the world. They pick the spot and then and look for charter businesses that have a good reputation and a catchy name and design a T-shirt. Once they send the shirts out the design is retired. You can pay monthly or pre-pay a 3,6, 0r 12 month subscription. You can also upgrade to long-sleeve shirts or pocket tees. Note: I’m not an affiliate, I just really love this idea!
- Tickets to a concert or festival or some other event they’ll enjoy
- If he’s a sports fan think about giving him tickets to see his favorite team play!
- Escape Room
- Amusement Park/Theme Park
- Top Golf
- If he likes to ski or snowboard then consider lift tickets or a season pass.
Gift Cards (teenage boys will always welcome cash too!)
Here are some ideas he’ll love! Several of these are available as e-gift cards so they’re also great for last-minute gifts!
Final Thoughts On Presents For 17-Year-Old Boys:
If you’re at a total loss, then sit down and really think about what he needs and what he enjoys most. Presents for teenage guys don’t have to be complicated or expensive; maybe he loves being with his friends, so you give him movie tickets or a game they’ll have fun with. Or, perhaps he’s going off to college next year; if so, what will he need? Is there something you know he’d enjoy having?
This is a hard age to shop for, but hopefully, this list gave you some good ideas for gifts for a 17-year-old boy or that it at least gave you a place to start. If so, or if you have other suggestions, I’d love to hear about them, so let me know in the comments section!
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