Teenagers are notoriously difficult to buy for, especially boys. If they are not into a specific sport or subject at school, you can find yourself drawing blanks on exactly what type of gifts would be appreciated, and what they just won’t want. As we are in a brand new year, you may find yourself planning birthdays and special occasions that are coming up, so I thought I would share with you some of the ideas that would work for a teenage boy, one of the hardest to buy gifts for.
A subscription to a gaming service
Many teenage boys are into their gaming. They may like a particular type of genre or type of game, so a great gift could be paying for a subscription service. It may be so that they can play online through certain games or play against their friends while they are at home. Or it might be paying for an online game like Final Fantasy 15. Gaming is a great escape for kids and teens, so it could be the ideal gift. Just make sure they don’t spend too much time wrapped in their games.
A new game for their games console
Perhaps they like a specific games console and would like some of the latest games or releases for it. It might help looking at their current collection and then just a quick look online could identify if the game has released a new version or release. Popular games tend to be things spirtrelated like Fifa, or combat related like Call Of duty. Both of which tend to release new titles each year.
Clothes that have banter
Clothes can often be a tough thing to buy, especially if you don’t have them with you to help choose. However, clothes with banter can often go down a treat. That means slogan t-shirts could be the ideal gift for your teenage son. Perhaps poking fun at the amount they sleep, play games or maybe their personality.
A cookery book especially for teens
Now that your child is a teengaer, it is the ideal time to help teach them some valuable life lessons and cooking is one of them. So many grow up not knowing basic skills and you can now get specialised books that can help teach younger adults the ropes in cooking. From basic preparation to simple meals they can create. It could also help create a passion for this area, which could really help encourage them in a new field at school or in further education. If anything when the time comes for them to move out, at least you will know that they can survive.
Finally, vouchers or even just asking them what they would want can be safer alternatives. These days there's so much available on outlets like Amazon, that you may want to just give them a gift certificate so that they can spend it on what they like.
I hope that this has given you some inspiration on what you could get your teenage son for their birthday this year.