Buying gifts for 14-year old boys can be awkward. Gone are the days when you could buy something from their favorite movie or TV show. Their tastes and interests change so quickly, making it much harder to keep up with what’s cool and what’s not.
Has he started showing an interest in new activities or hobbies? Does he have ideas about the career he wants in the future? I’ve picked out 25 incredible gift ideas to help you. Keep reading to find the perfect present for the special 14-year old boy in your life.
New Apple AirPods Pro
Many teenage boys love nothing more than to lose themselves in their favorite songs. That doesn’t mean you want to hear his latest download blasting from his room. The new Apple AirPod Pro earphones are so cool he’ll want to use them instead of a speaker.
Apple AirPod Pros feature active noise cancellation. This means he’ll be able to enjoy his tunes and focus on homework even in a noisy room. It’s a great Apple tech gift he’ll use every day.
Wise Owl Camping Hammock
Does your 14-year old boy love spending time outdoors? He’ll go mad for this portable camping hammock. It’s easy to set up and small enough to carry in a backpack. Heavy-duty straps mean your boy will be safe and secure.
A range of funky colors gives this birthday gift plenty of teen appeal. It also comes in a larger size if two people want to chill together. I think it’s an outdoorsy gift for adventures in the backyard or further afield.
LED Light Up Sports Cones
Sports-obsessed 14-year old boys will love these LED training cones. They can keep playing or training on unlit fields when the sun goes down. Each cone gives 24 hours of light from a single battery.
He can use the set of 6 cones to mark out goals, activity courses, or slaloms for roller skates. People say they’re super bright. It’s an excellent gift for teen boys who love to stay out playing sports well into the evening.
This USB microphone is a great buy for any budding content creator. This mic will sound much better than the one built into his computer or headset. It offers excellent value, which is important when he’s just starting out.
The mic comes with a sturdy tripod stand. People say it sounds almost identical to mics that cost 3 x as much. It’s an excellent 14th birthday gift for boys getting started in live streaming or YouTube.
142 Piece Art Set
Does your 14-year old boy enjoy drawing? This 142 piece art set has everything he needs to indulge his creativity. It includes colored pencils, crayons, and various painting mediums. The best bit is that everything comes in a wooden carrying case.
The wood case comes in 2 colors and has a removable drawer for extra storage. People say it makes a beautiful starter set. I think this is the perfect gift for artistic teen boys.
Gaming Keyboard & Mouse
If your boy is a gamer, this tech will be high up on his list of gifts. The RGB backlit keyboard has 7 different lighting effects modes that he’ll love. Built-in wrist support will help to keep him comfortable while he does his “homework.”
The gaming mouse is highly responsive, and it lights up too. 6 buttons mean he’ll never miss a thing in his favorite games. It’s a great gift because he’ll think the lights are amazing.
Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
If your boy likes to read, he’ll be delighted with this present. If he doesn’t, the gadget factor will encourage him to read more. With over 2 million books available to download, there has to be something he’ll like.
The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof. That’s probably just as well, given how clumsy the average 14-year old boy is. It’s a great gift for bookworms and book shy boys alike.
Programing & Electronics Starter Kit
Is your boy interested in how things work? How about programming and electronics? This starter set comes with everything he’ll need to explore these areas of interest. I would have loved this when I was younger.
The kit includes 22 tutorials and projects that he can work through. The set is built around the popular Arduino platform. If he enjoys the initial tutorials, you can buy him more involved project kits in the future. He could even build a robot.
Adventure & Survival Set
This gift is perfect for outdoorsy boys with adventurous hobbies. He’ll want to carry this survival kit when he goes camping, hiking, fishing, or hunting. The 12 piece set comes in a durable, waterproof carry case.
The set is an excellent opportunity for father-son bonding during outdoor adventures. It’ll come in handy if he’s in the scouts too. People say that the boys they have given it to absolutely loved it.
Mobile Phone Lens Kit
Check this gift out if you know a 14-year old boy that loves to take pictures with his phone. This set of clip-on accessories will take his photos to the next level. It includes 2 lenses that offer new perspectives. There’s also an LED light to help brighten up faces.
This kit is compatible with all smartphones and tablets. It’s a great gift that takes your teen boy a step closer to owning a dedicated camera.
TRX GO Suspension Trainer
Is your teen boy becoming a fitness freak? 14 is a bit too young for full-on weight training, but TRX is a fantastic next step in intensity. Suspension training is a popular total-body workout. The kit comes with an app and everything else he’ll need to train.
He can use this GO travel kit at home, in the yard, or at the park with friends. It’s a great gift that will help him excel at his chosen sport.
LEGO Technic Porsche 911 Race Car
Many 14-year old boys dream of having a fast car. This LEGO technic kit might be the next best thing until he gets his license. He’ll need to puzzle through 1,580 pieces to assemble this Porcshe 911 race car model.
All of the details are there, including a moving engine and working suspension. People say it’s fun to build and looks awesome when finished. It’s the perfect gift for boys who have grown up with LEGO.
Drone With HD Camera
This mini drone is a present that does double duty. Any 14-year old boy is going to love flying it. If he’s interested in video or photography, the built-in HD camera is a cool bonus. A smartphone app receives real-time video from the drone.
The drone is easy to fly and built with children in mind. 2 batteries provide 20 minutes of flying time. A range of safety and utility features makes it an ideal gift for first-time pilots.
4K Action Camera
An action camera is a must-have gift for aspiring filmmakers or adrenaline junkies. The Dragon Touch sports cam is sure to keep your 14-year old busy. It shoots high-quality 4K footage and is waterproof down to 100 feet.
People say it works as well as more expensive models. This particular bundle also comes with a remote and lots of mounting accessories. It’s an excellent gift for teens who want to share their favorite activities with the world.
Does your boy enjoy playing strategic games with his friends? Gloomhaven is a multi-award-winning tactical board game. He’ll take on the role of an adventurer setting out to complete quests. Players work together to defeat monsters and explore the world.
With over 200 hours of gameplay, this classic game is not for boys with a short attention span. People say adventure game lovers will not be disappointed. It’s the holy grail for strategy board game-obsessed 14-year olds.
S-Racer Gaming Chair
If your teen boy is into his games, he is bound to have mentioned wanting a gaming chair. Every gamer on YouTube has one, after all. This S-Racer chair ticks all the boxes; it looks cool and is super comfortable too.
Adjustable padding and supports mean it’s surprisingly ergonomic. There are plenty of colors to choose from, so you can pick your boy’s favorite. It’s a gaming gift that he can use for homework as well as play.
Color Changing LED Light Strip
A 14-year old boy’s room is his world. Sure he goes out, but this is the only space he can make his own. Color-changing LED light strips will make it a much more vibrant place.
The pack includes a remote, but a smartphone app is also available. I love the music sync mode that flashes the lights in time with your favorite tunes. It’s a fun gift idea for boys who take pride in their room.
Sometimes, teen boys need to shut the world out. A pair of on-ear headphones allow them to do just that. Skullcandy headphones have a reputation for looking and sounding great. This Riff wireless model is no exception.
They offer up to 12 hours of use on a single charge. And they’ll connect wirelessly to his devices via Bluetooth. People say they’re fantastic for the price. It’s an excellent gift for 14-year old boys who like fashionable tech.
Your teen boy may already have a games system, but he can only use it in one place. The Nintendo Switch is a handheld device and games console all in one. With up to 9 hours of battery life, he can enjoy playing video games anywhere.
Dual built-in controllers mean multiplayer action is always on the cards. WiFi connectivity allows for online Nintendo Switch play too. It’s a fun gift idea that the whole family can enjoy.
Nerf’s N-Strike blaster is ideal for backyard battles. The revolving barrel can rapidly fire 6 darts up to 90 feet. Take it from me; it doesn’t hurt if you’re on the receiving end during an outdoor game.
There are more complex models, but I picked this one out as it’s inexpensive. That way, you can buy a few so that the rest of the family can protect themselves. It’s the perfect gift for 14-year old boys who love Nerf wars with friends.
Electric Guitar Starter Kit
This starter kit comes with everything he’ll need to start playing the electric guitar. Obviously, there’s a full-size electric guitar. He’ll also get a 20 W amp/speaker with a headphone jack to help keep you sane. A carrying case, digital tuner, and other accessories complete the set.
There are lots of color options, but this natural wood finish is my favorite. People say music tutors recommend this set, so it’s an excellent gift for budding musicians.
If you’re going to buy your 14-year old boy a watch, it has to be this one. G-Shocks are designed to be rugged and shock-resistant. So it’ll survive whatever he puts it through. It’s water-resistant to 660 feet. Even the most adventurous of teens will struggle to break this.
The chunky design is bound to appeal if he likes military gear. Buy him a watch, and he’ll have no excuse for being home late again.
The Celestron 70 mm travel telescope is perfect for astronomy beginners. It comes complete with a tripod and carry bag so that he can stargaze anywhere. He can also use it for more down to Earth activities like wildlife spotting.
People say it’s a good telescope for beginners to start exploring the cosmos. It’s powerful enough to see the rings on Saturn. This is an ideal gift for boys who are obsessed with outer space.
This fun gift idea will add a touch of quirky character to any room. It’s battery-powered, so he can move it around as much he likes. Efficient LED bulbs mean the 2 AA batteries last for weeks.
At just under 10 inches tall, I think the lamp looks great on a desk or bedside table. It’s a great gift for gamers and movie lovers. He can use this lamp in a dark room for added atmosphere as he plays video games.
Amazon Gift Card
Fresh out of gift ideas? Some 14-year old boys are especially hard to buy for. They might not give you many clues about what they’re interested in. Or perhaps, they already have everything in this gift guide.
Don’t despair; you can always buy him an Amazon Gift Card. They start at $25, but you can give a higher amount if you’re feeling generous. He’ll be able to pick out what he wants and can add his own money if he’s been saving for something special.