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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

11 Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas For Teenage Guys

 The holiday gift-giving season is right around the corner. Finding the best gift for teenage guys can be a struggle, especially when their gift list contains expensive electronic gifts and your holiday gift budget can't afford the gifts that teen boys want. Relax as I have a list of affordable gifts that teen guys will love.

 Gift giving for my boys used to be easy and then they became teens. Now it can be a struggle to find a gift for teen guys that they will appreciate or a teen gift that won't exceed your gift-giving budget. Most teens are into everything that involves electronic devices and video games. Even if you choose to buy something related to electronics, you have to consider that teens can be very selective or they may already have a certain video game. So when it comes to buying a gift for a boy who is a teen, one has to be creative and think outside the box when shopping for a gift for teen boys. 

 As a mom who has 2 teenage boys, I know what teens like and what teens need. That being said, I still struggle when it comes to gifts, especially affordable gifts. So, with the help of my teen sons, I made a list of some gift suggestions for affordable gifts that are priced under $100, with most of them being under $50. Keep in mind that some of the smaller items can be great for stocking stuffers or as a part of a themed gift basket. Also, many of these Christmas gift suggestions can also make great gifts for teen girls.

 Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas For Teenage Guys

1. Gift Cards ~ Gift cards to the teen's favorite store or restaurant are always appreciated by teens. So think of their favorite place to shop or hang out with friends. A $25 gift card to the coffee shop near their school or their favorite pizza place will be a gift that the teen will love.

2. Money ~ I know the gift of money for a teen guy can seem tacky but teens are always broke, so they love getting money. Be creative in how you give the gift. Place the money in a gift basket with their favorite snacks. 

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3. Gift basket of snacks ~ Teens like to eat and they are huge snackers. So make a gift basket filled with their favorite snacks and drinks. Make sure to include snacks that they can toss into their school backpack. Some snack item suggestions are energy drinks, protein bars, single-size bags of chips, small packages of nuts, cookies, and beef jerky. 

 My boys are huge into beef jerky, not only for the taste but because jerky is a high-protein snack. My boys are athletes and enjoy eating protein snacks after practice to help their muscles recover. A brand of beef jerky that is a favorite with my boys is Old Trapper Beef Jerky

All Old Trapper products are still smoked the old-fashioned way, using real wood chips, Old Trapper offers a full line of naturally smoked meat snacks using only the best lean strips of beef.

4. Hot & Cold Compression Sleeve ~ A compression sleeve is a great gift for a teen guy who is on a sports team. One that has cold and hot therapy is even better. My teen sons are on the cross country team at their school, in addition to riding their bikes to school. So these teen boys have plenty of sore muscles that need icing. The other night, my teen was frustrated with having to hold his ice pack on his sore knee, which meant he did not have use of his hands for his phone! My teen said, out loud ~ " I need something that would hold this ice pack on my knee!" My son loved how the compression sleeve felt after running and that it stayed in place.

TheraICE Rx Hot & Cold Compression Sleeve is the perfect gift for a teen who plays sports. The reusable hot & cold pack gives relief for injuries, surgery, recovery, or treatment from running or jogging. The state-of-the-art gel liner is soft and breathable so it provides a comfortable compression-like stretch that doesn't wiggle or slip. The dual therapy technique works for inflammation, arthritis pain, sore muscles, swelling, strains, sprains, surgery recovery, tendinitis, bursitis, tendinosis, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more. Adapts to​ comfortably fit different body areas, including the knee, elbow, bicep, hamstring, thigh, quad, calf, or ankle. You can even wear the compression sleeve while working out! 

5. BALLS™ Trimmer ~ Teen boys can use all the help they can get when it comes to grooming. Younger teen boys are starting to grow hair in all sorts of places on their bodies. Teens need an easy and pain-free way to groom the hair on their bodies. 

 Meet the BALLS electric trimmer, a great gift for a parent to give their teenage son. While the BALLS Trimmer is made to trim the hair on private parts. it can also be used on the rest of the body. So your son can use this water-proof trimmer on his face, underarms, and more. The rechargeable hair trimmer can be used wet or dry, making it the perfect shaver for the shower. This shaver is easy to use and is made with micro-trimming ceramic blades that are engineered to minimize pulls, nicks, and snags. Use code MOMKNOWSBEST to save 15% on the best electric trimmer.

6. The Hoglet Computer Mouse  ~ The Hoglet is a fidget gadget + computer mouse. This colorful mouse is beneficial for sensory seekers, helping them to focus while working in front of a computer. This is the first ever mouse to bring together fun & functionality in one cool wireless mouse! Teens will love that the silicone cover easily peels off for deep cleaning. No more dirty computer mice from late-night homework snacking. The cover may be easily washed with wet wipes, washcloths, or in the sink. I loved using this mouse as it was addicting to touch and swiped it from the boys. Hey, it matches my computer!

The Wireless Hoglet Mouse comes in many bright colors and even provides soft clicking sounds, which is perfect for those who are sensitive to sound. So teens can click away without causing disruption inside the classroom, office, library, coffee shops, or even during meetings.

7. Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner Set ~ If you have a teen who is into styling their hair, then a gift basket filled with their favorite natural hair products makes a great teen holiday gift. Include some facial skincare masks.

 Keep your teen's hair healthy with a shampoo and conditioner set from PURA D'OR that helps to reduce hair thinning due to breakage, and increase volume, strength, and shine. PURA D'OR's Original Gold Label shampoo and conditioner set contains a proprietary blend of 17 key active ingredients, organic extracts, and essential nutrients to nourish hair, boost strength, and resist breakage. Free from harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and silicones, environmentally responsible, hypo-allergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free, this set is packed with a powerful blend of Biotin, Nettle, Pumpkin Seed, and Black Cumin Seed Oil to increase volume and thicken hair. 

8. Arvin Goods Recycled Cotton Athletic Socks ~ Athletic teens will love a gift of Recycled Cotton Athletic Socks along with a gift card to their favorite sporting store. Teens tend to wear through socks quickly so more socks are always a good thing.

 Arvin Goods is the only brand using discarded fabric scraps to create the softest, best-fitting, most responsibly made athletic socks. they have a sock for every lifestyle! From crew socks to short socks, their goal is to make the cleanest basics on the planet and have various collections incorporating recycled cotton, hemp biofiber, organic cotton, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, and recycled wool.

9. CBD Sports Products ~ Help teen athletes manage sports injuries and muscle overuse with a gift basket of CBD creams and balms. CBD is a safe effective natural alternative to smelly chemical pain ointments and pain pills. A topical CBD product targets the pain quickly and is also soothing to the skin. 

Level Select CBD is formulated by athletes for athletes to help them manage sports injuries and muscle overuse, Level Select’s products make an excellent gift for teens playing on team sports. Level Select’s Cool Mint Sports Cream (1,800mg) provides relief in 2 ways with cooling menthol and high-performance CBD, all while soothing and softening the skin. 

Social CBD muscle cream provides instant pain relief. This non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula boost recovery in one therapeutic, highly concentrated formula. Plus it’s mint-scented to wake up your senses. This muscle cream also contains arnica and menthol to provide a comforting and cooling sensation. The addition of aloe hydrates and pampers the skin so you can feel good about what you’re using.

10. Gumball Machine Maker ~ Teens will love having a bubble gum machine in their room. They will love to create their own gumball dispenser that is more than a machine that gives you bubble gum. 

 Teens can build their own gumball machines and learn physics lessons in the process with the Thames & Kosmos Gumball Machine Maker Lab. A turn of a handle dispenses one gumball at a time out of the clear storage globe and down the track. As the gumballs roll down the track, they perform cool stunts and tricks. Stunts include a pulley lift, pendulum, funnel, trampoline, variable-slope ramp, pinball launcher, and domino slide. Each segment of the track teaches a different lesson in mechanical physics, allowing users to explore topics including simple machines, force, motion, momentum, gravity, Newton’s laws, energy transfer, and more. Trial-and-error experiments teach in a fun, hands-on way.

11. Stryke Class In Session Kit ~ Teen boys will love having skincare products that are made for them. They will like to receive a travel kit that is filled with facial products that will tame the acne on their skin.

The Stryke Class In Session Kit has everything that a teen will need for a clear, confident year at school. The skincare products are hypoallergenic + dermatologist tested as well as free from SLS and parabens. From an everywhere wash to a calm down lotion, these products will help teens have acne-free skin. You can even find the Stryke Club products on Amazon.

Which gift is your favorite?


AiringMyLaundry said...

Great list! I know food is always a win for my son as he loves to eat ;)

Terri Steffes said...

My teenaged nephew is pretty picky so I'd have to ask him which he'd like!

Monica Simpson said...

These are great ideas. I think men in general are hard to shop for but especially teenage boys! My nephew is getting trickier to shop for.

Gust si Aroma said...

Oh yes! So many great ideas for teenagers! My nephews will love that basket of snacks!

Laura JL Books said...

These are wonderful ideas for any teenagers. my son loves to have a basket of snacks.

Richelle Milar said...

These are all really great and awesome ideas! This is so perfect thanks for sharing this with us!

Ryan Escat said...

Wow! What a really great ideas that is perfect for teenagers! Thanks for sharing this!

Beautiful Touches said...

These seem like pretty good recommendations for gifts for teenaged boys! Especially the snack basket.

Marysa said...

Sounds like some great gift options. I have a teenage daughter and shopping is a bit different!

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