14 year old is a very weird age for kids, to begin with. They are no longer kids and neither are they adults yet. Boys, especially go through some major developmental and personality changes at about this age which makes it super difficult to determine the kind of gifts they might potentially like.
Since all kids have their own sets of hobbies and likes, here we are to make this decision a little bit easier for you! We have compiled a wide range of items that should ideally suit young boys even with varied interests, hobbies, and personalities.
Here is a list of 14 best gift ideas for 14-year-old boys :
Get the strings movin’, shall we!? A guitar is one of the coolest gift ideas, yearned by all young kids at least once in their life. Gifting a 14-year boy a guitar might not only make you their favorite person in the universe (at least momentarily), but it might also mean you are giving them a hobby! You never know, finding themselves with a full-size actual guitar might get them grooving and even have the boy find some hidden, unknown, serious interest in music!
2. Nintendo Switch
Games and boys are almost synonymous and for a reason! Any average, a typical boy would love to have their hands on a fancy gaming device – Nintendo switch to the rescue! Besides, the Nintendo Switch system also supports multiplayer and TV-gaming options, making it ideal for boys who have siblings or even parents who love to game!
3. A Sports Jersey
This might sound and look a little stereotypical yet again, however, it is also a matter of truth: any typical boy would definitely be crazy about at least one kind of sports team, at the age of 14. This could be a basketball team, a baseball team, or perhaps even a soccer team. Do your little homework, reach out to the boy’s parents, or just check their social media handles; and you know what jersey to invest in!
4. A pair of shades
14 is the age of looking cool! Get your boy a pair of cool-looking shades to support their pursuit of being the most popular on their 14th birthday! To make your gift more functional, you could also choose to invest in corrosion-resistant lenses to help them
Keep glasses in one piece at the next soccer game!
5. Star Wars Posters
Let alone a 14-year-old boy, a Star Wars poster would be the perfect gift for any Star War fan at any age! Besides, there are so many of these posters out in the market, you could get a little bit creative and get the boy a bundle of 6 or 12 posters too!
6. A Tablet
This tablet could be a Fire tablet, a local unbranded tablet, or even an iPad- it really depends on how much you can stretch with your budget. 14 could be an optimal age to have the child put his hands on a tablet since portable entertainment of sorts becomes more of a need than just a want. If the boy is even a little bit into reading, you could alternatively get them a kindle to support the ultimate hobby of reading for life!
7. Lego Technic
Not like any other LEGO, the LEGO Technic Getaway Racer features an impressive design and is made with a pull-back motor for quick getaways. Sure to stir a racer boy, the LEGO Technic further sports some exciting details like vertical exhaust pipes, extra-wide tires, and even a heavy-duty front bumper!
8. Gaming Mouse
If you want to get something for a 14-year-old boy, chances are, they love gaming; and if they do, what better than getting them a gaming mouse? A gaming mouse lets the owner use each of the 7 buttons for a custom-defined purpose, allowing them to leverage some extra power over their otherwise regular mouse user opponents. If you wish to go all out, you could even pair the mouse with a cool set of gaming headset!
9. Timex Expedition Watch
The Timex Expedition Field Chrono is a 100-meter water-resistant watch featuring a durable leather strap, inspired by vintage military watches. This kickass watch features numerals in increments of five up to 60 and three sub-dials that track minutes, seconds, and 1/20 of a second for up to 30 minutes! Not exciting enough yet? Well, this watch even features “Indiglo night-light” that uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology! The 14-year-old boy will sure have some heavy word showing-off to do!
10. Wireless headphones
Since young kids tend to develop a liking for music of sorts, getting them nice wireless headphones, perhaps by Bose or Skullcandy could be a good idea to take their karaokes to another level!
11. Snack hamper
Growing boys LOVE to eat and are also infamous for becoming hangry (hungry angry) if they are not well fed. To alleviate this trouble, you could DIY a snack hamper with all the treats they like. For all you know, this could become their +1 on game nights with the boys!
12. Swiss Army Multitool
We all know the capabilities and diversity of a Swiss Army Multitool. A typical Victorinox Swiss Army Tool will have the following parts-
- Large Blade
- Small Blade
- Phillips Screwdriver
- Can Opener with Small Screwdriver
- Bottle Opener with a Large Locking Screwdriver and Wire Stripper
- Key Ring
- Multi-Purpose Hook
- Pliers with Wire Cutter and Wire Crimper
Not only a Swiss Army Tool will potentially awaken the adventurous boy with them, but also will be a gift with no expiry date – something they can potentially put to use for the rest of their life!
13. Skate Board
If the 14-year-old boy in question has even the slightest interest in sports, a skateboard could be another good idea. The Merkapa 31 inches of pro skateboard could be a good idea, for example. This board is specifically designed and shaped for some intense air and performing tricks!
A telescope is not just an instrument; it is an intimate experience of seeing things otherwise unseen to the naked eye. Gifting a young boy a telescope will also open them to the vastness of this universe, perhaps, potentially even helping them find their otherwise hidden interest in science!
Do you have anything else in mind that you’re sure will impress a 14-year-old boy better? Let us know in the comments and we will add that to this list too!