It can be tough to find the right gifts for 14-year-old boys.
They are at an age where they are too old for some things, but not quite ready for others.
Don’t panic, though. We’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for 14 year old boys. We’ve asked them what they would like to receive, compiled the best gift ideas, and chosen 50 possibilities.
And while we may not have the exact right thing for every best gift for 14 year old boy, we’re confident you will at least find inspiration here for ideas that are relevant to the guy you’re looking to get a thumbs up from.
32 Gifts for 14 Year Old Boys
You want to find something that they will find useful and enjoyable, without being too childish – and sometimes that can be hard to find, but no worries, as I have listed out the best gifts 14 year old boys will love!
Gift Cards for a 14-year-old boy:
One option, and maybe the easiest gifts idea is to get him a gift card to his favorite store. This way, he can pick out exactly what he wants and you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong thing.
A great place to get a gift card for a boy is Amazon, as they can get (literally!) anything on Amazon.
Other great stores to buy a gift card would be Nike, Scheels, or Dick’s Sporting Goods.
See all of the gift cards you can get here.
Subscription-Based Gift Ideas:
There is not one 14 year old boy that I know that doesn’t love food – 14 year old boys eat, and eat, and eat … and eat some more. This is a great gift idea because he can try all of the treats on their own and find new things that they might like. Another plus – this is about the age where boys start getting a more interesting palate, so you can find now foods they might just like that you never would have really known about, a big plus!
Give the gift that keeps on giving, year after year! A subscription box can be anything you want it to be nowadays – there are subscription boxes for anything and everything! From magazines, to books, to carnivore (meat) snacks, the possibilities are endless!
Kindle Unlimited is perfect if the 14 year old boy in your life loves reading! He will have unlimited access to over 2 million titles, and have the ability to switch between reading the book to the audio version, perfect for on the go books too.
An Amazon Music subscription is the perfect gift for a teenager who loves music – and, they all do! Play song, after song, after song, on request and without ads – win, win, win!
Sport Themed Gift Ideas for a 14 year old boy
If your 14-year-old boy is into sports, there are plenty of gifts you can get him.
You could get him a new basketball or football, or even some new sneakers.
14 year olds still have a few years at home before they’re out on their own, so a poster of their favorite athlete could also be a good gift idea in the same.
I have yet to meet a 14 year old who doesn’t care about their shoes, and it’s safe to assume that the 14 year old boy that you’re buying a gift for will also like shoes. Clothes are always a good choice too – hoodies are ALWAYS a win for a teenager!
Whether it’s a poster of his favorite sports star, rock star, or movie star, you just can’t go wrong with a poster!
Outdoor Activities for a 14 year old boy
If your son enjoys being outdoors, there are plenty of gifts you can get him including this Outdoor Subscription Box!
Every month the outdoorsman in your life will get a package with items that are outdoor-related – perfect if outdoors is their thing!
You could get him a new bike, or a skateboard if he’s into skating. Even if he’s not into skating yet, the trends might even show that learning how to skateboard is in style, so a skateboard like these ones may be a relevant gift for 14-year-old boy.
If he likes hiking or camping, you could get him a new tent or sleeping bag as well.
Sometimes teenagers can drive their parents nuts, and vice versa! A nice tent gives the teen a chance to get out in the wild and have a safe place to stay the night … while also finding out the amenities that they have while living at home.
There’s not much worse than a bad night’s sleep, is there? A nice, quality, and big enough sleeping bag for your 14 year old is a great gift idea, especially if he travels often for sports and to friends’ houses. He will feel confident that he’ll be warm enough at night and be snuggled in.
Every 14 year old boy needs some wheels to get him around town, and you might even want to consider something that will last long enough to get him around a college campus if he’s planning on moving in that direction.
This is the perfect time to upgrade his bicycle as he’s also likely hitting a growth spurt that will last forever, making this an awesome time to buy a new bicycle for your 14 year old son.
Video Game Gift Ideas for a 14 year old Boys
Another option is gaming gifts for 14 year old boy. A great gift for a 14 year old boy would be a subscription to an online gaming service.
There are a lot of different online gaming services available for 14-year-old boys. Some popular options include Xbox Live, PlayStation Plus, and Steam. But there are more video game gift ideas too!
Some of those include:
The Nintendo Switch isn’t just for the littlest kids anymore! The older kids are asking for the Nintendo Switch, and at times even swiping them from their friends younger siblings.
Any boy who ever loved video games is sure to love a Nintendo Switch as a gift!
If earbuds mean drifting off into his own space, there’s no doubt that the 14-year-old boy in your life would love a new pair of earbuds in his gift bag. Plus earbuds are constantly getting lost and misplaced, so having an extra pair, or two will never be a topic of complaint.
Gaming headphones are always a win in any 14 year old’s book, especially if his are older. This is a piece of technology that seems to always be updating.
If your 14-year-old loves sports, then why not get him some new equipment?
This can be something as big as a new basketball hoop or as small as a new pair of sneakers. I don’t know a 14 year old boy that wouldn’t love some new shoes!
Spikeball is the hottest new game for all of the teens – and likely to be on every toy list this upcoming Christmas!
Around our town, you can find teenagers playing Spikeball everywhere from back yards to parks to local sand volleyball courts. And, since it doesn’t require a screen, this popular game for teenagers is sure to be a hit!
If the teenager in your life enjoys doing sports drills on his own at home, these LED cones are pretty cool and would be appreciated! He can get better at whatever sport he’s in to at home, without going to the gym.
If your 14 year old is into impressing people, this is a fun gift idea and something that he can learn and use forever (hello, being a fun dad – someday!)
This is a gift that can be used forever and expands their mind, and uniqueness.
If you can name a 14 year old boy that doesn’t want to be bigger and stronger than they are right now then, you win! Having weights at home allows him to do his lifting on his time, rather than on the hours when the gym is open. Perfect for the night owls!
If your 14-year-old loves music, then why not get him some new music? Or, how about checking the state fair lineup for some tickets to a concert?
Experiences are a great way to give a gift and also get some time with the 14 year old boy in your life!
Another great music related gift is the gift of a monthly AMazon Music subscription. An Amazon Music subscription would allow him to play the songs that he wants to play on demand, with no ads.
He can also make a playlist of his own – and a bonus is that the entire family can sign in and listen to the music they want to, as well!
Clothing and Accessories
Finally, if you are not sure what to get your 14-year-old boy, why not get him some new clothes or accessories?
A new pair of jeans to a new watch would be a welcomed gift idea for a 14 year old boy!
More great 14 year old boy gift ideas:
He’s under your roof for only a few more short years, make sure he’s comfy while he’s there with his own slippers!
Calculator, timer and watch all in one, watches like this are perfect for boys who are on the go, and this is something he can enjoy for years to come as well.
Unique Gift Ideas for a 14 year old boy
If you are looking for something unique to get a 14 year old boy, and you know them well enough, the experience gift is definitely the way to go!
A nice telescope is something that he can enjoy for years to come as he looks to the sky to find out more about the world around him. A telescope can be something to use as he grows his own family in the future as well.
Guitar Kit/ Guitar Lessons
Discover new talents that your teenager has while he’s still able to play at home! Guitar (and/or drums) are so fun to learn how to play, even if he’s not planning to be a performer. Stretch the mind to new places and give him something that he can use for years ahead.
Personally, I think one of the best things that you can do for your kids is to give them the ability to hold an interesting conversation with others, and this game is perfect for instilling that! The card game “Spark!” leverages inspiration and positivity to create connections through conversation. With 149 table games questions, they will never run out of things to talk about with others.
The game looks like SO MUCH FUN!
“Keep these 5 crazy words in mind. As soon as there is a match between a card and a spoken word, race against each other to slap your hand on the central pile of cards. The last one to do so must take them all.”
This game has OVER 30,000 5 star reviews – WOW!
Basic Cookbook/Cooking Classes
Another great thing you can do for a teenage boy is make sure he knows how to do the basics in the kitchen. Things like how to boil water, how to make a hard-boiled egg, brown ground beef, etc.
This basic cookbook may even lead to the desire of taking cooking classes, which could even be something that you do together!
The hormones at age 14 are a big deal and are so unpredictable, making skincare hard to handle and sometimes hard to get a grip on.
A top skincare line to get your teenager in the right frame of mind and on the right skincare routine is a great idea. Once they’ve experienced clean skin, they won’t want to go back to not using a skincare line.
Sinking into a good book feels so good, and with the Kindle Paperwhite, he can read a book anywhere he wants to! The Kindle Paperwhite is a great way to take a book on the go and read anytime.
Don’t let him get stuck without the essentials should his car break down! A safety kit for the car as a gift gives you a chance to go through it with him showing what everything is, too. That’s a bonus!
If he likes to read good ‘ol fashioned paper books, this neck reading light will provide light so he can read in bed, and not have to get out of bed to turn off the light when he’s done reading.
This encourages reading rather than scrolling on social media – isn’t that what all parents want??
Teenagers eat, eat and eat again! Be the cool mom on the block if you get your teen a small fridge for their room that they can fill with their favorite drinks.
Books based by Interest (Sports, Religion, History)
Help him learn more about his favorite interests by stocking his library with all of the informational books on the things he loves.
Any ideas that I missed in this roundup? I’d love to hear, if so!