Most 15 year old boys are extremely active trying their hand at different sports and hobbies, listening to music, hanging out with their friends and spending time both in indoor and outdoor pursuits. With guys this age hopping from one interest to another it can be difficult to know what would be the best gift to buy for boys this age.
In order to help we have put together a list of premium gifts that most 15 year old boys would be thrilled to receive.
In a Rush? See Our Top 3 Picks Just Below
Top Pick: iPod Touch
Runner Up: Adidas Dufflebag
2nd Runner Up: Crave Box Snack Pack
Our Criteria for Choosing Gifts for 15 Year Old Guys
When selecting gifts for boys age 15 we look at the following criteria.
We look at the entertainment value of gifts determining the durability of the gift, the item’s ability to hold the teen’s interest, and the length of time they are likely to continue using the item.
We also look at the usefulness of a gift. Can the teen use the item in a number of ways or for different activities? We try and determine whether or not the item can be used over a long period of time.
The Best Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys List
1. 61 Key Roll Up Piano
If you know a teen that loves to experiment making their own music or playing their favorite tunes then this roll up piano will make a great Christmas gift. This portable piano will allow the teen to take his music on the road and jam with friends, play music while camping or spending an afternoon in the park.
Battries for on-the-go use, USB for at-home use
Not the highest quality for serious musicians
2. Apple iPod Touch
For the teen who wants to listen to music anywhere anytime? This Apple iPod MP3 player makes a nice birthday or Christmas present for any 15 year old. They can download their favorite music to enjoy in their room or on the go.
Comes with inbuilt pedometer so can use it to get fit while listening to music
Shuffle function can’t handle a large number of songs
3. Adidas Duffel Bag
If that teen on your shopping list is into sports or spends weekends camping or visiting friends then giving them a gift of a handy duffel bag to carry their stuff will be appreciated and useful.
Teens will love this bag because it’s made by Adidas which is a ‘cool’ brand among them!
Lots of room
Enough pockets to separate things
Zippers sometimes stick
4. Stainless Steel Tumbler
With double walled insulation this 20 ounce Yeti tumbler will hold the temperature of whatever drink you put into it. Teens always seem to have something to drink in their hand from water to soft drinks and even coffee or tea.
Comes in a bunch of different colors that would suit any teen
Holds drink temperature well
5. Bucket Ball
Teens enjoy games with simple rules that take a bit of skill and the Bucket ball Game meets that criteria. This game is extremely portable making it perfect for playing in the backyard, the park, the beach, camping or at tailgate parties. It makes a great gift for teens because it encourages them to spend time with family and friends in the outdoors.
6. Paint Pens
This set of 32 paint pens make a great 15th birthday gift for any teenage boy who enjoys drawing or painting. These paints work on all surfaces including glass, paper, rocks, ceramics and more.
Extra fine tips
Paint doesn’t always come out smooth
7. Snowboard Package
Looking for a gift for a young man who enjoys winter sports? If so this snowboard package is the ideal Christmas gift. This set comes in sizes 9-13 and should provide years of pleasure of any young man on your shopping list.
Made to last
Great starter board
A few people complain that the board splits
8. Lego building Kit: Buckingham Palace
This 780 piece Lego building kit of Buckingham Palace makes a great Christmas gift for teens who are spending more time at home than ever before. This set makes a great model that the teen can then display with pride.
Fun to build
Lots of detail
Some pieces are missing
9. Fishing Rod
This Zebco 33 Spincast reel and 2 piece rod makes a great gift for any teen who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors. This is a great fishing rod for either dock or boat fishing and will give the teen hours of pleasure.
The rod is easy to use for beginning fishermen
Rod is pretty strong
Reels sometimes bind up
10. Snack Basket
A Great Birthday gift for any 15 year old boy, this CraveBox snack basket will make a great gift that the teen can enjoy while studying or playing computer games. This box has everything sweet, salty and fruity everything perfect to keep those hunger pangs at bay.
Tons of snacks
Better than buying bulk of just one or two items
Box is smaller than some people expect
What Stuff Can You Give a 15 Year Old Who Has Everything?
There are times when a teen is lucky enough to have everything they could want or need at the time and may not have the desire or the room for any additional items. If that is the circumstances you face with the teen on your shopping list, here are some alternative gift ideas that won’t take up space, but will be sure to please them.
1. Tickets to an Event
Tickets to an event a teen would like to attend always makes an excellent gift. Whether the teen is into sports, music, art, or the theater you are likely to be able to find an event that the teen has been wanting to attend.
2. Gift Certificates
Gift certificates also make excellent gifts for teens and there are a variety of certificates you choose from from their favorite place to eat, to the local mini golf park, to clothing and sporting goods stores.
Tips for Selecting Christmas & Birthday Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys
- Spend time with the teen and listen to them. Most teens are quite enthusiastic when they talk about those activities that they really enjoy or want to try.
- Family members can pay attention to those toys or activities that the teen engages in the most. More often or not anything that will go these activities will be appreciated and used by the 15 year old.
Wrapping Up Our List of Gifts for 15 Year Old Boys
We really hope that this guide to cool Christmas and birthday gifts for guys who are turning 15 really helps you with your gift shopping.