Looking for a gift for your 14-year-old boy? We are here to help! Fourteen marks a significant age of a lot of transitions. Junior high is coming to a close and high school is almost here. From massive growth spurts to changes in their voice, adolescent changes are occurring and there is no pause button!
It can be hard to keep up with a 14-year-old’s ever-changing interests, let alone purchasing them a gift they will love (and actually use). This list was created with every 14-year-old boy personality type in mind. We have done the research and hand-selected each gift. For your gamers, your outdoorsy types, and family jokesters, we are confident you will find the perfect present here!
2020’s Best Gifts For A 14-Year-Old Boy
The Manual to Manhood, Book
Give your 14-year-old boy a resource to refer back to as he maneuvers through his adolescent stage. The Manual to Manhood lists 100 skills he may not realize he needs until he reads it! Author, Jonathan Catherman, engages the reader with a step-by-step guide for these transition years from teen to man. This book is a #1 best-seller for a reason!
The adolescent years represent significant physical, cognitive, and hormonal changes. This book will encourage conversations between parents and their 14-year-old boy about various essential topics. It will be sure to keep them entertained and teach them a thing or two. After all, it is never too early to learn how to impress a girl!
THINKFUN Gravity Maze Marble Run Game (Ages 8+)
Looking for a gift that doesn’t encourage video game time? Although this can be hard (especially for 14-year-old boys in this generation) the ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Game is a great starting place. The goal of this multi-level maze game is to get the marble from one end to another. Seems easy enough, right? Well, this set comes with over 60 different brain-stimulating challenges. Your 14-year-old will be entertained for hours!
This gravity maze logic set is the perfect addition to family game nights – especially if the kiddos are on the older side. Put your 14-year-old’s spatial reasoning and STEM skills to the test with this addicting game!
Kids Against Maturity, Card Game
The Kids Against Maturity: Card Game is a game night favorite. Whatever the occasion, players will be entertained for hours. This game is portable fun. It can be played anywhere, anytime, and laughs are guaranteed!
Oftentimes, parents can find it hard to communicate with their child during the adolescent years. At the age of 14, your boy is developing his sense of self and embracing his maturity. Some kids at this age would much rather spend time with their friends, than with their parents. This game with friends AND family will be sure to get the family together and laughing.
GLOW CITY Light-Up Basketball
Do you have an aspiring basketball player in the house? Give your teenager a gift that will feed their passion with the GlowCity Light-Up Basketball. Never lose a basketball in the dark again with this illuminating design! Watch him dribble, dunk, and channel his favorite NBA player as he makes those shots. His friends will want to join in on the “lit” fun.
This unique basketball will light up on impact. Glowing features shut off automatically after prolonged periods of not being used. Batteries are included, so your 14-year-old can put this ball to use right away!
Not Parent Approved, Card Game (Ages 8+)
Looking for the perfect teenager-approved game for a prankster? The card game, Not Parent Approved, is a surefire hit for when your 14-year-old’s friends come over looking for mischief.
Although the name explicitly says, “not parent approved,” daring parents can enjoy partaking in the fun. This card game is inspired by “Cards Against Humanity,” but more family-friendly. Suitable for ages 8+, this card game will be sure to become a family game night favorite!
HANES I’m Thinking Black, Graphic Tee
Gift your 14-year-old boy something that fits his personality with the Hanes I’m Thinking, Graphic Tee. Does your teenager loves responding to questions with short answers like “I don’t know”? He will be sure to get a kick out of unwrapping this gift!
Is this graphic tee not really his style? This shirt comes in a variety of 8 different styles and 4 neutral colors. It is made with pre-shrunk fabric to keep up with everyday wear and tear. Click the link to scroll through the various graphic design prints. Pick one that best represents your 14-year-old boy’s personality and humor – watch them smile as they open this tee!
XUANLAN Emergency Survival Kit
Give your 14-year-old boy a gift to fuel his sense of adventure with the XUANLAN Emergency Survival Kit. This compact and versatile set comes with a fire starter, wood cutter, and pocket knife amongst other survival necessities. Give him a set that is uniquely his own as he channels his inner Bear Gryllz!
This 13-in-1 survival kit is a perfect stocking stuffer for the holidays – or any event for that matter! Parents can use this as an opportunity to teach their little man these 5 necessary survival skills. It is never too early to be too prepared for unprecedented situations. Adulthood is approaching and your 14-year-old will be able to use this gift for years to come and the various adventures that come his way!
Lightning Reaction Reloaded, Shocking Game (Ages 14+)
Shock your thrill-seeking 14-year-old boy with the Lightning Reaction Reloaded, Shocking Game. This multi-player game will be sure to keep him and his friends on their toes and entertained for hours. This game is a true test of agility and response time. Each player grasps a handle. When the signal flashes, the last person to press their button will experience a little zap!
This unique game has 3 levels of shock control: low, medium, and high. It is the perfect gift for all the 14-year-old risk-takers out there!
ANN ARBOR I Paused My Game to Be Here, Tee
This I Paused My Game to Be Here, Tee is a great gift for your 14-year-old Call of Duty enthusiast. Watch him unwrap this gift and (hopefully) laugh.
This tee is made with high-quality, soft material and has a modern fit. He will love the non-scratchy tag-less design. Graphic tees are the perfect staple to a teenage boy’s closet. Is there a family event in the near future, have your 14-year-old throw this on for a round of laughs.
Do Not Disturb, Gaming Socks
These Do Not Disturb Gaming Socks are the perfect novelty gift or stocking stuffer for your PS4 lover (or whatever the hip gaming system is these days). These are socks your 14-year-old boy will want to receive as a gift!
These socks are versatile for all outfits – after all, they’re just black socks. The witty message on the sole also doubles as a no-slip grip for floors. These will be your gamers new favorite socks and will compliment his gaming headset perfectly.
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Nintendo Switch Edition
It can be hard to keep up with the cartoons the kids are watching these days. Adventure Time, featured on Cartoon Network, is a teenager favorite. If your 14-year-old boy loves these whimsical characters as they explore the Land of Oo, he will be sure to love the Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Nintendo Switch Edition game. All video game sounds are voiced by the show’s own cast to give your gamer the ultimate experience!
Does he enjoy watching Adventure Time, but does not have a Nintendo Switch gaming console? Not a problem! This game has compatibility options for Xbox and PlayStation4 to ensure he does not miss out on the fun!
BEATS Ep Wired On-Ear Headphones
This gift is music to your 14-year-old’s ears – literally! These best-selling Beats Ep Wired On-Ear Headphones will become your little man’s new favorite way to listen to music. These Beats come with a built in mic and can be used with Android and Apple cellphone devices so he can talk, FaceTime, and connect with his friends without ever missing a beat!
Users love the Beats design for it’s comfort and style – not to mention the quality of sound is superb (I have a pair of my own and I love them). These battery-free headphones feature sleek side control buttons that blend in the with design. This means your teenager can adjust the sound and pause music from the headphones themselves. These Beats are durable and are the perfect everyday companion for his favorite activities.
LYXPRO 39 inch Electric Guitar Kit
If your 14-year-old boy has had years of guitar lessons, or even if he is new to the art, but is interested in playing an instrument, this is the gift for him. Girls love a man/boy who is able to play an instrument. The LyxPro 39 inch Electric Guitar Kit Bundle will provide him with everything he needs to strum his heart away.
This guitar kit is complete with a FULL SIZE guitar (!!), 20W amplifier, digital string tuner, two picks, shoulder strap, extra strings, and accompanied with a durable bag to keep everything organized – some boys need all the help they can get!
The ability to play musical instruments is a skill your 14-year-old will be able to carry on for years to come. According to National Geographic, the human brain ages better for those who are able to play a musical instrument. This complete guitar kit bundle is a special gift he will be sure to remember!
TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping Bag
This TETON Sports Celsius XXL Sleeping Bag is a 14-year-old boy necessity. It is the perfect companion for camping trips, sleepovers, adventures, and more!
Your 14-year-old will love how easy it is to stow away his sleeping bag. All he needs to do is simply stuff it back in the bag after each use. This compression sack will not lose shape with its durable design. This sleeping bag was crafted with the user in mind. It will keep him warm in cool climates. Both ends of sleeping back open up for use when it gets warmer. Sleeping bag design has adjustable string to ensure warmth and that his pillow stays clean.
Get him a gift that he will be able to use year-round AND for years to come with this Teton Sleeping bag!
The Nintendo Switch is device that has all kids, teenagers, and adults talking! Give your 14-year-old something he will truly love from a brand name you trust. For years, Nintendo has made gaming consoles, and continues to make them better and better. The Nintendo Switch will allow him to play all his favorite games, whenever your teenager desires!
This unique Nintendo device allows the user to interact with other Nintendo Switch users. To use on the big screen, simply dock the device to view on a TV display. Each gaming handle doubles as an individual device for interactive multiplayer use with the TV. This gift will ensure hours of fun for your 14-year-old, siblings, friends, and family!
Perfect Point, Knife-Throwing Set
Do you have a real adventure-seeking daredevil on your hands? Well, we have just the gift for you. Your teenage, adrenaline enthusiast will love unwrapping The Perfect Point, Knife-Throwing Set. Get bullseye points with this gift!
These stainless-steel blades are designed for throwing. Structural design of handle to blade ratio ensures for a balanced throw every time. Knife set comes with padded storage case to preserve blade sharpness and user protection.
Disclaimer: If purchasing this gift for your teenager, please be sure to advise them about knife safety and awareness of their surroundings.
WISE OWL Hammock
Summer is here! What better way to enjoy the sun and outdoors than swaying on a hammock? The Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock is a universal gift your outdoorsy 14-year-old boy will love. A hammock is the gift that he did not know he needed, but will be sure to love. Choose from 12 different colors to best suit his personality.
This hammock us unique and made with durable material, fit for parachutes themselves! Your 14-year-old will love this gift. Give him a place to relax, read, and – arguably, what teenagers do best – nap! The Wise Owl hammock is perfect for camping trips. It is compact and easy to store. Additionally, set up is simple. This hammock comes with a set of carabiners, so your 14-year-old does not need to mess with tying knots!
The longevity of this product is also worth noting. The makers of this hammock pride themselves on the quality of the products they produce. Give your favorite 14-year-old a gift they will be able to use year after year, even past his teenage years. This hammock is 9 feet long and 4.5 feet wide. Your little man may be getting older, but this present sure won’t!
BNUS Polarized Sunglasses
It’s summertime, pals! These BNUS Polarized Sunglasses will be sure to keep the sun out of your boy’s eyes in style so he can enjoy the rays. These real-glass lenses are polarized to ensure full eye protection and made in Italy [insert emoji with the sunglasses here].
Are you looking for a gift for a 14-year-old who loves adventures? …And may be prone to damaging his personal belongings? This gift is it! These high quality lenses are backed by a 12-month warranty for repairs. They are the perfect companion to your little man’s pool days, sporting activities, or wherever the day takes him!
FUJIFILM Instax Mini, Instant Film Camera
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your guy with a creative eye? Scroll no further because the Fujifilm Instax Mini, Instant Film Camera is the gift for him! Foster his love for photography with this mini instant camera. Give him a gift that will help him document his adventures, loved ones, and more!
Even if your 14-year-old boy has never picked up a camera before, Fujifilm made a solution for that! This camera has a “kids mode” that features faster shutter speed until he learns how to properly maneuver his way around this device. If your little photographer has some experience, watch him create mesmerizing images with he double exposure and shutter speed features of his new favorite camera.
This picture-perfect gift comes with a bonus of 60 additional Fujifilm Instax exposure stacks – talk about a steal! This Instax Mini camera will be sure to put a smile on his face and give him memories to look back on for years to come.
HOLY STONE Mini Nano RC Drone
Boys love toys – even when they’re 14-years-old! Give your little man the gift of the century with his very own Holy Stone Mini Nano RC Drone. Watch him press a button as he takes this easy-to-use drone to new heights. This gift is perfect for Christmas and Birthdays. Your 14-year-old will want to take this drone for a spin as soon as he unwraps this as a gift!
This unique drone is compact and folds for easy transportation. It features various speed functions, the ability to complete a 360 degree circle, and “return home” function button. Your 14-year-old boy can be rest assured that his drone will never get lost, no matter the adventure. This mini drone may be small, but you know what they say, the best things come in small packages!
NOMATIC Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet
The kids of 2020 live in a highly digital world – this has its pros and cons, but most teenagers these days are turning to using plastic versus cash to make purchases. It’s easier than messing with cash, gives parents insight on what their child is spending money on and where, and if they lose their card it can be easily tracked or cancelled.
The NOMATIC Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet is the perfect “first, real” wallet for your 14-year-old boy. A wallet is a mature gift that will make feel you support his introduction to freedom and financial responsibility. Additionally, this wallet will fit easily in his front pocket, or any pocket for that matter! It is not bulky and perfect for keeping his belongings safe for whatever the day has in store.
This über slim wallet successfully holds 4-15 cards with ease. The innovative design of this product features a secret pocket to stash cash and even a house key! Now he has somewhere to store his personal items for sporting activities, hanging with friends, and more. Give him a gift that won’t comprise his fun, adventurous life with the risk of losing his belongings.
It is also good to note that Nomatic prides themselves on the quality of their products. They offer a lifetime warranty on each purchase with free repairs!
FULLLIGHT TECH Bluetooth Beanie
Give your little man the gift of style and sound with the FullLight Tech Bluetooth Beanie. Headphones can get uncomfortable after hours of use. This innovate beanie is the perfect gift that will allow your 14-year-old boy to listen to all his favorite music, just by slipping on this stylish hat. All he has to do is turn on the beanie and connect it to the bluetooth of a device for hands-free listening!
This beanie is perfect if your 14-year-old loves skiing, skateboarding, jogging, or even for casual use at home while relaxing. Working time ranges between 16-20 hours between charging to ensure uninterrupted streaming for whatever activities he has in store for the day!
This bluetooth beanie is available in 2 colors, grey and black. These are versatile colors that will compliment any look of the day. Or buy both colors so he can switch it up as he pleases!
YOUXU Gaming Headset
If your 14-year-old boy is a fan of Fortnite or Call of Duty (to name a few) and using a normal headset, this is the gift for him! This YouxU Gaming Headset is the ultimate accessory to his beloved game time. This gaming headset is ahead of the times, complete with noise-canceling capabilities and LED light to add to the experience. He will love the comfort and fit of these adjustable headphones for use time and time again!
Want to gift your gamer something he will love? This is it! Not sure what gaming system he owns? No worries! This versatile headset is compatible with: Play Station 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo 3DS, laptop, PSP, tablet, iPad, and mobile phone – so, practically, any device he owns!
KUNODI Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Give your 14-year-old boy something he can truly put to use with the Kunodi Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. This company, portable, and WATER-PROOF (!!) speaker will be his go-to accessory for all of his summer pool days and excursions galore! It will allow him to enjoy all of his favorite tunes without the stress of getting his electronics wet!
This portable speaker comes with a carabiner included. It is the perfect companion for hikes, camping trips, beach days, and even for the shower! The innovative design of this speaker comes with a built-in microphone. It can also be used for your 14-year-old’s phone calls and FaceTimes, so he will never miss a beat!
NERF Strike Elite Blaster
Just because he’s a teenager now, does not mean he does not still enjoy a good nerf gun war with friends! This Nerf Strike Elite Blaster is a surefire blast from the past.
If your 14-year-old boy has an existing collection of Nerf guns, add to it! Who knows, they could be collectibles one day!
4M Water Rocket Kit
Give your 14-year-old boy a gift out of this world with his very own 4M Water Rocket Kit. This rocket set comes with easy instructions and all the tools necessary to propel a rocket up to 90 feet in the air! Who says STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) games can’t be fun!?
Parents can use this as opportunity to bond with their son, while they watch a creation of their own blastoff before their very eyes! Spark your 14-year-old’s imagination and show him just how exciting science can truly be. For all you know, you could have a future space cadet on your hands!
FRANKLIN SPORTS Spyderball (Spikeball) Game
Looking for the perfect outdoor game for your 14-year-old boy? This Franklin Sports Spyderball Game (also known as “Spikeball”) is it! This game set will be sure to bring out your teenagers competitive side. The goal of the game is easy, simply hit the ball against the net and don’t let it touch the ground! This activity is best played with the company of family and friends! Tired of spike ball? Encourage your 14-year-old to use his imagination and come up with other games and rules.
This complete spyderball/spikeball game set is perfect for family get-togethers, BBQs, and just some backyard fun. It comes with 3 additional balls – just in case! This game set is transportation friendly. Package includes 3 spike balls, a practice ball, inflating pump with needle, and travel bag so no parts get left behind. Give him something he will use time and time again with this spyderball/spikeball set!
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Who doesn’t love a good challenge? Get your 14-year-old’s gears spinning and put his manual dexterity to the test with theROKR 3D Wooden Puzzle Kit. This 3D puzzle will be sure to stimulate his brain as he pieces each part together. The best part about this unique puzzle is that it doubles as room decor he is sure to be proud of!
This 3D puzzle set is the perfect opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their child as they build something meticulous! Puzzle designs come in a variety of models including: film cameras, cars, roller coasters, a perpetual calendar, and robots – to name a few! 3D puzzles are the perfect companion for family trips and will keep your 14-year-old boy entertained for hours on end!
GAWELL Basketball 3D Illusion Lamp
Light up your 14-year-old’s world with the Gavel Basketball 3D Illusion Lamp! The innovative design of this lamp is the perfect addition to his personal space.
This 3D illusion lamp features 16 different color changing options to fit whatever vibe your 14-year-old is feeling. Steer away from your typical present of clothes, gift cards, or books, with this unique lamp! It is a great gift option for birthdays, Christmas, and more!
If basketball is not his favorite sport, this lamp takes form of a soccer ball, alien head, volleyball, and wolf. Pick a model that best matches his personality and room decor for a gift that is sure to leave him (and his friends) in awe!
How We Selected The Best Gifts
Selecting the perfect gift for a teenager can be daunting. At fourteen, they are no longer considered “kids” anymore, and a little ways away for adulthood. It is an age that represents a ton of transition. 14-year-old boys are figuring out what they like, but they need to go through various experiences and life events themselves to find these answers.
At the age of fourteen, teenagers yearn for independence and doing things without the company for their parents and guardians. They want to spend time with their friends and may lack interest in family activities. According to this New York Times article, this behavior is completely normal.
As parents and those close to a teenage boy, it is important to continue giving him experiences that will help contribute to his development and sense of self. Games and activities that spark critical thinking/reasoning is great to stimulate brain development. Encourage him to try new things, whether that is playing a new instrument, taking up photography as a hobby, or encourage participation in various sports! We have done the research for you and have curated our list to accommodate to a variety of 14-year-old boy interests. We hope this list has lifted some weight off your shoulders as you search for the perfect gift for your special teenager!
Gifts That Promote Freedom
During the teenage years it is important to start introducing our children to their independence and freedom. However with this power, comes great responsibility – as quoted from Spiderman. Although cliché, this phrase holds true. Your 14-year-old may want to start being independent, but as a parent you do not feel they are quite ready. Not only is this a significant period of growth for your child, but parents alike.
Gift your 14-year-old with something that gives him a taste of maturity and freedom. Examples include, a wallet to store his new debit card, camping gear, gift cards to his favorite stores, or anything that lets him cultivate his passions. We have plenty of gifting ideas for the artsy, musical, adventurous, and gamer types. If your 14-year-old loves solitude and would rather read books, that’s okay too! During this age it is important to gift him something that will fuel his interests and make him feel supported above all things.
Gifts That Encourage Adventure
The saying, “you can’t knock it ’til you try it” is particularly relevant for teenaged boys. As previously mentioned, it is important to encourage your 14-year-old to seek adventure and try new things. This is important as they determine their interests and learn from their experiences.
Gifts like camping gear, survival kits, or anything that gets your 14-year-old boy out and exploring will provide an outlet for him to exercise his sense of adventure. Parents can spearhead a camping trip with friends and use this as an opportunity to teach their child vital survival tips alongside the company of his friends. Who knows, they might even miss home and sleeping in a real bed after a few days out in the wild!
FAQs About Gifts For A 14-Year-Old Boy
Best meaningful gift for fourteen year old boy?
Unfortunately, there is no single universal gift that will be meaningful to each and every 14-year-old boy. They are all different. Gifting your special teenager with something the relates back to his passions and interests will be meaningful to him. Photographers and those in film will always remember the person to gift them their first camera. Likewise, gifting your 14-year-old something that will inspire them to exercise their interests will be appreciated more than you know!
This article lists a wide variety of options to cater to all personality types and interests. We hope this list has sparked some ideas for you!
What is a good birthday gift for a 14 year old teenage boy?
All 14-year-old boys are different. In order to find the perfect gift, you can be confident he will love is to simply ask him! However when, “what do you want for your birthday?” leads to an ambiguous answer, ask a close family member or one of his friends. They will be sure to give you some direction in their 14-year-olds interests. From there you can ensure you are gifting him with something he will love, and something he does not already own!
If all else fails, gift cards are a great option for teenage boys. Gift cards for Apple Music, their favorite clothing store, or even an Amazon gift card will allow him the freedom of purchasing something he truly wants.
Best gift for 14-year-old boy on a budget?
Looking for the perfect gift for your fourteen year old boy, but not trying to break the bank? Our list features a wide variety of gifts to accommodate for all price ranges. The great thing about gift-searching for a 14-year-old is many gifts can be used in future years.
If you are searching for a “sustainable” gift, keep an eye out for our gifts that list “lifetime warranty” in the product description. No matter the wear and tear, manufacturers will repair or replace for free or a reduced cost. For example, the Nomatic Front Pocket Wallet has a lifetime warranty and is something he can use year after year.
Other gift examples include accessories for his favorite sports activities or music interests. For example, if you have an aspiring Kobe or Shawn Mendes on your hands, gift him with a new basketball or special pick for his guitar. You can never go wrong with fueling his interests!
Best non-video game related gift for 14 year old boy?
With so many advancements in technology and interest in video games, it can be hard to peel your 14-year-old away from the screen. Our list of hand-selected gift ideas feature lots of options that have no association in any way with Fortnite or Call of Duty. More importantly, remind your 14-year-old boy there are other fun activities to do than play video games!
Gift ideas, for example the mini drone or knife-throwing set, to name a few featured in this article are great options. They are gifts that will allow him to get active and keep his adrenaline pumping in real life, not just with his video game console.
Final Wrap Up
We hope this list has alleviated some stress in searching for the perfect present for your 14-year-old boy. Don’t be afraid to ask the special little man himself about what his new interests and hobbies are. Think back to when you were 14-years-old when conducting these conversations. Another option is to ask his friends and family about his interests and how he spends his free time. Gift him something that supports his favorite sports team or activity. He will appreciate the thought you put in choosing the gift itself.
Whatever present makes the final cut, be sure to include a gift receipt – just in case! It’s always better to be safe than sorry!