Creative Stocking Stuffers Your Teen Boy is Going to Love
You want to buy creative and fun stocking stuffers for teenage guys, but the reality is that it is hard to find affordable items that he’ll truly enjoy. In fact, most moms have told me that stocking stuffers for their tween and teen boys are the most difficult shopping task on their list.
Now that I have two teen boys in the house, I completely understand what they are talking about. It’s hard to find practical and fun gifts for boys in this age range, but I love stocking stuffers so I am determined.
Of course, it’s important to buy stocking stuffers that you won’t want to throw away by New Year’s Eve, so the ideas you’ll find on this list are stocking stuffers for teenage guys that they will want to keep!
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How to Find the Best Teenage Boy Stocking Stuffers
Stocking stuffers for teen boys can be difficult to find, but teen boys are so much fun to shop for once you get started.
Take some time to think about your son and the activities and hobbies that he enjoys the most. Brainstorm small items that fit in that category so you can capture his interests with small gifts.
These stocking stuffer ideas for teenage guys are organized by category for easy shopping:
Outdoor Adventuring Stocking Ideas
Swiss Army Knife – This one is both useful and fun. Whether you just want to use it to open the rest of the Christmas Day packages or for whittling wood, this is a classic treat for any teen boy. (Be sure your son understands safety rules!)
Water Bottle – My sons are always borrowing my water bottles! Fill it with a little treat and it’s a great stocking stuffer.
Paracord Bracelet – with a compass, fire starter, and whistle.
Waterproof Digital Watch – Keep track of the time with a watch that can handle water and adventure!
Clothing Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Guys
Winter Hat – Keep their head warm while they adventure outside in the winter.
Winter Gloves – Grab some gloves for outdoor fun and adventures in the snow and cold.
Winter Warm Socks – Thermal winter socks to keep their feet warm inside or outside.
Slide Sandals – My tween and teen live in these, though you might have to let them poke out of the top of the stocking.
Sunglasses – perfect for those sunny days
Slippers – everyone needs comfortable house shoes
Stocking Stuffers for Teen Gamers
Blue Light Blocking Glasses – Protect their eyes from the hours in front of the screen.
Gamer Novelty Socks – just for fun!
Novelty Mints – another silly treat for your gamer.
Gaming Mouse – This is a lower-priced gaming mouse, but you’ll find them in all kinds of price ranges.
Gaming Mouse Pad – Roll it up and stuff it in the stocking.
Novelty Gamer Shirt – Tuck a novelty T-shirt into his stocking for a fun Christmas surprise.
Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition 2020 – Grab a paperback to slip into the stocking.
Stocking Stuffers for New Drivers
Car Cellphone Holder – a must-have for your driving teens
Keychain – grab this leather one or one with fandom characters
Glass Window Scraper – grab a pop socket too if they don’t have one
Games as Stocking Stuffers
Coup – I think the deception involved in this game makes it a popular one with the teen boys in our family.
Exploding Kittens – This is another top choice by the boys in this house.
IOTA – A great big game in a teeny tiny tin!
Kanoodle Extreme – Some brain benders and puzzles to solve.
Rubik’s Cube – a classic
Mini Wire Puzzles – hours of fun and challenge
Wood Brain Teaser Puzzles – another similar puzzle challenge
Personal Care Items for Teen Boys
Body Wash – Something with a “boy” smell. (whatever that means to you)
Body Cleansing Wipes – when you just need a quick refresh and can’t grab a shower.
Electronic Stocking Stuffers
Mini Drone – Mini drones are available in all sorts of price ranges, but I selected a high rated one in a reasonable “stocking stuffer” range.
Nintendo Joy-Con – Grab some new colors for the times friends come to join in the fun! These often come in a two-pack, so if you have two kids, split it between them!
Wireless Blue-Tooth Waterproof Earbuds – Rated well and affordable.
Portable Charger – for extra battery life while on the go
Practical and Fun Ideas
Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet – perfect for a teen boy who doesn’t need a full wallet yet
Tactical Pen – with a flashlight, window breaker, multi-tool
Drawstring Bag – for overnights or trips to a friend’s house
Things Teen Boys Find Fun
Nerf Dart Refills – stock up for the months to come
Nerf Jolt – a favorite little gun around here for household and outdoor shooting
Booklight – rechargeable and perfect for late-night reading
Stylus Pen – art on a tablet or drawing pad (this is the one I purchased based on a local artists recommendation for beginner use)
Fandango Gift Card – treat them to a few flicks at their favorite theater
Gift Cards – think about their favorite stores: Amazon, Target, Game Stop, Best Buy
Gum or small treats – grab their favorite candy bars or sugar sweets
Restaurant/coffee shop gift card – treat them to a future meal or drink (especially nice for local shops!)
Choosing stocking stuffers for a teen (or tween) boy can be just as fun as choosing the gifts he will get under the tree on Christmas morning. Think about some of your son’s favorite things and what he really likes to do and focus on his areas of interest and well as a few things he needs!
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