Teenage Boy Christmas Gifts That Will Make Him Smile
Finding Christmas gifts for a 17-year-old boy that he will actually appreciate can feel like the equivalent of trying to understand his physics homework; this is a strange age for boys. They are on the verge of manhood, yet they yearn to let it all out and act like a kid again. They face a wide array of new responsibilities, yet they want to veg in front of their computer and play games with friends. Here is a list of five top gifts to help you choose something that he will actually appreciate.
1. Magnetic Dart Board
There is not a 17-year-old boy alive who doesn’t enjoy a game of darts. Parents prefer a magnetic board, as real darts leave holes in sheetrock. A dartboard is a perfect solo activity as well as a fun party game.
2. Bluetooth Beanie
A Bluetooth beanie combines two teenage favorites: fashion and music. The Bluetooth speaker and microphone can be removed to wash it. The combination of warmth and durability makes this a gift that never gets old.
3. Game of Phones
Most parents of teenagers have a desire to get their teens off their mobile devices. This game combines teens’ love for their phones with a fun game to play with family or friends. The cards require the teen to perform simple tasks with their phones, such as showing a recent photo or text. It creates a lot of laughs while getting teens interacting with other people and their phones.
4. Car Seat Covers
Car seat covers are a great gift because they are practical and cool. You can find a huge array of car seat covers. Regardless of your teen’s interests, you can find covers to match. Covers keep the car seats clean while adding that element of cool to your son’s first love: his car.
Many drones are available, from small ones that fly around your home to more complex machines that can take pictures and record video. Drones are a surefire pleaser no matter the age or ability of the user.
While these are all great gifts for your 17-year-old boy, don’t forget about books. Whether you need a stocking stuffer or another gift idea, check out these top three books for teenage boys:
Manual to Manhood by Jonathan Catherman. This is a great manual, filled with all kinds of questions your 17-year-old may be wondering but won’t ask.
The Driving Book by Karen Gravelle. This book offers realistic tips for a variety of driving scenarios. It makes an interesting read, plus it’s filled with real things boys need to know.
Grow the Heck up by John Kyle. The subtitle of this book is “What Your Parents Should Have Taught You and Your School Never Did.” Enough said. Make this Christmas the best one yet when you give gifts from this list to your 17-year-old boy.