Teenagers have a bit of a reputation for being tricky to buy birthday presents for. With puberty, hormones, and their need for independence, it’s not surprising that it can be difficult to know what to buy!
However, fourteen-year-old boys can be so much fun to get gifts for. They’re at an age between kidhood and adulthood where they’ll love things that range from fun, to trendy to practical.
To help you out, we’ve found all of the best products a fourteen-year-old boy will love. We’ve sourced gifts for different interests, the latest gadgets for those wanting to spoil the teen or trendy treats for if you’re looking for a little token gift. With our guide, the fourteen-year-old boy in your life is going to have an awesome birthday – they may even crack a smile!
Beauty & Health
Health and beauty gifts are a great idea for fourteen-year-old boys. With hormones and puberty, it’s likely that they might be having problems with their skin, usually acne. As boys around this age tend to be super self-conscious about their image, you can help him out with skincare items that will help soothe his skin and have him feeling confident in no time.
We’ve found the best health and beauty products that are gentle on a new teen’s face, while easily becoming part of his skincare routine without the faff!
CeraVe Daily Skin Care Bundle
The CeraVe Daily Skin Care Bundle cleanses and renews normal to oily skin. This set includes a foaming facial cleanser, a facial moisturizing lotion, and a nighttime facial lotion. Apply the foaming facial cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities without drying out the skin. The two lotions moisturize and help restore a natural protective barrier. It’s everything a teen needs to take care of himself!
Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Watches
Fourteen-year-old boys will likely really care what their friends and schoolmates think of them – self-image is a big deal at this age! While you might be nervous to buy him clothes or accessories in case they’re not “trendy” enough, we’ve done the research for you.
We’ve handpicked clothes, shoes, jewelry, and watches that are classics and effortlessly trendy for fourteen-year-old boys. Trust us, he’ll be super excited to debut these items at school as soon as he can.
Converse High Top Sneaker
Teen boys outgrow shoes quickly, so a new pair of trendy shoes can make a perfect birthday gift. These black Converse High Top All-Star Sneakers have the classic Chuck Taylor style. The exterior of these lightweight shoes is made from breathable canvas, while the ortholite insole makes these shoes comfy to wear for school or play. Converse All-Star sneakers are perfect for looking good without being restricted.
Under Armour Fleece Fitted Hoodie
An Under Armour Fleece Fitted Hoodie will become a fourteen-year-old’s clothing of choice in cool weather. This black pullover hoodie is made from ultra-soft cotton-blend fleece, while the brushed interior adds an extra layer of warmth. Its front marsupial pocket can keep hands warm on a cold day. Or, you can use it to store a phone, wallet, or snacks. He’ll look good and stay warm in this Under Armour hoodie.
Banana Bucket Bomber Jacket
Cool fall days call for a light jacket. However, for a teen, fashion often trumps comfort. Make his day with this Banana Bucket Bomber Jacket that is perfect for style, warmth, and comfort – yep it ticks all the boxes. It has two pockets to keep hands warm and a small zipper pocket on the arm to hold cash or cards. A fourteen-year-old boy will wear this stylish bomber jacket with pride.
Under Armour Essential No-Show Socks
Another year has passed, and it’s time to freshen up a teen boy’s sock drawer with these Under Armour Essential No-Show Socks. This pack includes six pairs of socks that hit just below the ankle, so a killer pair of sneakers can get all the attention. The Signature Moisture Transport System wicks moisture away, so they don’t smell and the underfoot cushioning makes these socks comfy to wear.
Unfortunately, hitting those teenage years means that education automatically becomes “boring” and “uncool” for most boys. However, it’s still incredibly important that they continue learning and growing through adolescence.
To make your life easier, we’ve found the most fun educational gifts for fourteen-year-old boys. With these gift ideas, he’ll be learning without even realizing it! He’ll have a blast expanding his brain with these gift recommendations on his fourteenth birthday.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Boxed Set By Michael Scott
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Boxed Set by Michael Scott centers around the mysterious Harry Potter character, Nicholas Flamel. For centuries, Flamel has been making the elixir of life, however, a nefarious doctor plans to steal the book and destroy the world. Sophie and Josh Newman have the weighty task of preventing this disaster from happening. This boxed set contains the first three books in this adventure series.
With electronics, you’re really speaking a fourteen-year-old boy’s language. The best part is that there’s a huge range of cool gadgets out there for every budget. If you’re really looking to spoil the teenager, big-ticket items like a VR headset, games console, or the latest video game will really make his birthday.
Or, if you’re looking to “wow” him without dropping big bucks, there are headphones, computer accessories, and games that will be a real hit with the fourteen-year-old boy in your life. You can’t go wrong with our electronic gift recommendations.
Meta Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset
The Meta Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset took gaming to a new level. This VR headset allows you to become a part of the action through its 3D positional audio, hand tracking, and haptic feedback. The games store directly in the headset, so you don’t need a console to play. When you buy Meta Quest 2, you get two bonus games to start playing.
2021 HP Stream 14″ HD SVA Laptop Computer
If a teen is looking to tackle schoolwork and keep up with friends with his own laptop, but you don’t want to break the bank on one, then this 2021 HP Stream 14″ HD SVA Laptop Computer is a great solution. This basic laptop will ensure he can do all the essentials with ease. At 14”, it’s also robust but light enough to be tossed into most backpacks for school or trips.
JBL True Wireless Headphones
Whether he’s chatting with a friend, gaming, or studying, these JBL True Wireless Headphones can be a perfect asset for a young teen. Use the Active Noise Cancelling setting to focus on music or games, or the Ambient Aware feature allows you to be aware of your surroundings. To talk to someone face to face, use TalkThru to temporarily stop the sound. These earbuds are water-resistant and sweat-proof, so they are a perfect companion, no matter the weather.
The Nintendo Switch is a great game console for fourteen-year-old boys always on the move. The console can be docked for playing at home on the big screen or slide the joy cons onto either side of the screen to play your favorite games on the road. The very popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game and a Switch online 3-Month membership come as bonuses in this package.
Bandai Namco Elden Ring
Bandai Namco Elden Ring is a great video game for teens who like to play something action-packed and suspenseful. This game lets you enter into a fantastical adventure. You’ll meet complex adversaries, fearsome creatures, and characters that will either help or hinder your journey. As you continue the quest, you learn more about the Elden Ring’s power. This game has stunning scenery and a complex storyline.
Elgato Stream Deck
A teen who enjoys creating content across many platforms will appreciate the gift of this Elgato Stream Deck. The Stream Deck allows users to tailor content to their audience. With one touch, you can can launch new media, adjust the audio, change scenes, and much more. You can also personalize the Stream Deck to your needs by dragging and dropping actions and tagging them with a custom icon.
Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse
The Logitech G502 HERO Gaming Mouse will really improve the gaming experience for a teenage boy. This mouse has 11 programable buttons that you can customize to suit your needs. It includes rubber grips, a G-shift button, left and right tilting, and more. You can customize the Logitech mouse’s light to match your team or sync the color with your other Logitech products.
PlayStation God of War Ragnarök
Make a fourteen-year-old boy’s day with this PlayStation PS5 Console God of War Ragnarök Bundle. Not only will he be getting the latest PlayStation console but God of War Ragnarök is consistently rated highly as a brilliant game. With the Launch Edition, you also get bonus in-game downloads, Kratos Risen Snow Armor & Atreus Risen Snow Tunic. He’ll quickly feel part of the action with exceptional graphics, an engaging story, and the controller’s haptic feedback.
PlayStation 5 Console
You can make a teenage boy’s dream come true by getting him the PlayStation 5 console. The latest game station is getting rave reviews with breathtaking immersion, lightning speed, and 3D audio. He’ll soon be immersed in the action of the all-new generation PlayStation games that will provide him with hours of fun. This will truly be a special gift.
Home, Garden, & Tools
A fourteen-year-old boy not only goes through a lot of physical changes at this age, but he will be going through emotional, mental, and social changes too. Teens often care a lot about self-image, friendships, and social status around now. So having a space at home where they can rest, recharge, and reflect will be something much appreciated.
It’s likely that they’ll want their bedroom to reflect their personality, so accessories to help make it even cooler will be much appreciated, as well as gifts that help them enjoy their downtime more. A fourteen-year-old boy will be eager to chill out in his room after his birthday with these gift ideas for the home.
Lenovo Smart Clock Essential
As a fourteen-year-old starts getting involved in extracurricular activities, high school sports, and more, he’ll need a reliable alarm to get where he needs to be. This Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a cool clock that a teen will enjoy. It displays the time, temperature, weather, and humidity in bold LED numbers. Also, it has Alexa built-in for schedule reminders and a smart speaker to relax to music.
SnackBOX Movie Night Care Package
This SnackBOX Movie Night Care Package is a perfect gift for a teen to enjoy a movie night with friends. The box has everything you need to enjoy a film: Butter Lovers’ Popcorn, Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Hot Tamales, Swedish Fish, and more. It also includes a Redbox Rental Code Gift Card so a teen can pick out the perfect film.
Reduce 50oz Mug Tumbler
This extra-large Reduce 50oz Mug Tumbler lets a growing boy stay hydrated on the go. It has a unique 3-in-1 style lid complete with a straw. The vacuum-insulated tumbler can keep beverages cold for up to 36 hours. Or, it can keep hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours. This 50-ounce Reduce mug is durable, sweat-proof, and ready to take on any adventure.
MAX’IS Creations The Mug with a Hoop
This Mug with a Hoop by MAX’IS Creations doesn’t take the “don’t play with your food” memo too seriously. Instead, it encourages you to start each day with playful fun. This basketball mug has a usable ceramic hoop. You can shoot marshmallows into hot cocoa or oyster crackers into a bowl of soup. This gift lets a basketball fan practice his skills even at the table.
Amazon Gift Card
Fourteen-year-old boys often have a definite idea of what they want – and don’t want. If you don’t know what to get the teen in your life (or if the perfect gift is out of stock), an Amazon gift card can let him get exactly what he wants. This card doesn’t have fees or expire, so a teen can use it whenever he wants. This card comes gift-ready in a metal wood-look box.
Timberland Leather Wallet
When a teen starts to meet up with friends at the mall, he’ll need a wallet to hold his money. This Timberland Leather Wallet has a 100% leather design and a bi-fold closure. The inside has three pockets to put cards, two slip pockets, and a clear ID holder. The large billfold pocket will keep money organized and safe. This grown-up stylish wallet is also slim enough to easily fit into his pocket.
Hangry Kit Mega Essentials Snacks
The Hangry Kit Mega Essentials Snacks box has a range of treats to keep a teen from getting hangry! It includes delicious classics like Cheetos, Doritos, Airheads, and M&Ms, with some slightly healthier (but equally tasty!) snacks in there too. Such as fruit, aged cheddar, peanuts, and granola bars. A few Hawaiian Punch tubes are welcome as well. This box has plenty of treats to share with friends.
Frigidaire Mini Fridge & Freezer
If you know a teen who is constantly hangry, this Frigidaire Mini Fridge & Freezer may solve the problem. This sleek chrome fridge and freezer can be kept in his room or a space that’s “just his”. A humidity drawer keeps fruits and veggies fresh, while the door storage space is the perfect size for drink cartons. This mini fridge also has an interior light for midnight snacking.
Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool
A Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool can be a practical tool for an outdoorsy teen boy. Besides the pocket knife, this tool includes a can opener, a Phillips screwdriver, miniature scissors, and pliers. This Swiss-made blade has a durable stainless-steel construction with polished red ABS inlays on the exterior. Whether you need to peel an apple, open a can, or cut a loose thread from your shirt, this compact Swiss Army Multi-Tool can handle the situation.
Kids & Babies Toys
While you may have thought that a fourteen-year-old boy will have grown out of toys by now, you may be in for a surprise!
Tight friendship groups actually mean that a boy will likely be wanting to play games with his friends and find it a really fun way to interact with them. Help get him away from a screen for a bit with these super fun, engaging toys and games that a fourteen-year-old boy will love playing with his friends on his birthday.
Squad Hero Rechargeable Laser Tag
A teen will have a blast getting outdoors with friends with this Squad Hero Rechargeable Laser Tag set. This set provides four strap-on vests with three target zones, and the guns allow you to choose from four weapon modes. Both the guns and vests are fully rechargeable. One charge should last for approximately eight games. All Squad Hero Laser Tag sets are compatible, so you can add more players to the game.
TwoPointOh Artsy Fartsy Game
A fourteen-year-old boy will really enjoy the humor in this TwoPointOh Artsy Fartsy Game. This game isn’t your ordinary Pictionary. Some of the topics to draw include, “Animals That Leave Tiny Turds”, “That Stinks”, “Who Farted?” and more. The set includes 234 cards, a timer, dice, a drawing pad, pencils, and the rulebook. This game is perfect for teenage boys to pack for vacations, sleepovers, and camping trips.
Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Ultra-Premium Collection Charizard
A Pokemon fan will enjoy getting this Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield Ultra-Premium Collection Charizard set for his birthday. This set includes three etched foil promo cards, a playing mat, six metal dice, 16 Pokémon TCG booster packs, a code card for Pokémon TCG Live, and more. After the birthday boy unwraps this gift, there is still an element of surprise left – which cards will he pull?
Exploding Kittens Throw Throw Burrito
Combine a card game with dodgeball, and you get the game, Throw Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens. The point of this fun, active game is to collect matching sets of cards and gain points. However, when you get hit with a burrito, your points go back to zero. The game comes with two decks of cards and two squishable burritos.
LEGO Star Wars BD-1
A Star Wars fan will love building and displaying this exploration droid from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The LEGO Star Wars BD-1 can tilt its head in any direction and has poseable joints. This LEGO droid looks realistic and ready for a mission. After building, a teen can prop up the name plaque next to this droid and display it in his room.
Fourteen is a great age to get boys sports gifts. They’ll either be well and truly into sports and love anything that adds to their collection. Or they might not be so into sports, in which case we’ve included non-traditional gifts that they’ll be excited to try out. As they develop and make new friends, it might not actually be until about now that they take an interest in sports, so their birthday could be a good way to get them into it.
With our recommendations of sports gifts, the fourteen-year-old boy in your life is going to have the most fun on his birthday trying them out.
CCS Maple Wood Skateboard
The CCS Maple Wood Skateboard is perfect for a 14-year-old to try out new tricks. This classic skateboard has an awesome underside of a fireball design. Whether your teen is just finding his way around the skate park or is an experienced skater, this board can be a great gift. It comes fully assembled so he’ll be able to take it for a test drive as soon as he opens the box.
Though hearing the little teen in your life is turning fourteen might instantly make you panic and wonder what on earth to buy for them, when you think about it, there are a ton of things a teenage boy would love for his birthday. He’ll love anything fun, trendy, or techy. Gifts that help him switch off from teen life, or enjoy more time with his friends will also be much appreciated.
To help you on your birthday present hunt, we’ve handpicked gifts that any fourteen-year-old boy will love. From those with specific interests to those who need a confidence boost, to those who still love playing games. We’ve been sure to cater to every budget too. With these gift recommendations, a fourteen-year-old boy is guaranteed to have an awesome birthday.