Choosing the right gifts for 15-year-old boys can be a struggle. Some teens at this age are more adult than we are, while others are only just emerging from their childhood. Add in the wide range of interests they might have, and it’s no wonder you have trouble knowing what to give.
Fortunately for you, we’ve pooled our experience with our own kids, looked over lots of products, and sought out input from teenage boys to create the ultimate guide to the best gifts for 15-year-old boys.
- Wireless charging stand & speaker
- Equipped with built-in microphone
- All-in-one shoe care kit
- All natural ingredients
- Funny coffee or tea mug
- Natural, hand-crafted materials
- Electronic boxing toy
- Feels like a real boxing match
- Family board game
- 50 blood-curdling scenarios
- High-quality inflatable paddle boards
- Durable & lightweight
- Advanced building set
- Realistic Ford Mustang detailing
- 7-piece daily skincare essentials
- Dermatologist-tested & non-irritating
- Waterproof action camera
- 5K Video, 20MP Photo
- Giant, 5-lb chocolate bar
- Perfect easter gift
Review Methodology: At Mom Loves Best, our detailed analysis and hands-on experience with a variety of products allow us to assess and rank the best gifts for 15-year-old boys. We evaluate each product from a user’s perspective, using clear criteria and quantitative measurements to compare performance. Our data-driven reviews consider key decision-making factors like quality, age appropriateness, and interest. We delve into design choices and their impact, providing evidence of what sets each gift apart. Our professional team is committed to helping you find the best gift that suits your teenager’s unique personality and interests.
The Best Gifts For 15-Year-Old Boys of 2023
We polled countless 15-year-old boys and combined the results with our own experience to bring you these 50 gifts for a 15-year-old boy.
Belkin Wireless Charging Speaker
For The Teen Who Forgets To Charge
Pair your Qi-enabled devices, and you can stream content, make video calls, attend Zoom classes, and more while your phone sits on the Belkin wireless charging speaker.
Charging can take place in both landscape and portrait orientation, so you can carry on enjoying Tik Tok or watch a stream on Twitch without being constrained by your phone’s position.
Not only that but if you have a plastic case that’s less than 3mm thick, you can leave it on while you charge.
Deadstock Sneaker Cleaning Kit
When You Can’t Choose Shoes
Do you have a 15-year-old shoe lover? Are they quite particular about the type, style, or brand of shoes they prefer? Are their choices out of your price range?
If so, a Deadstock shoe cleaner kit with cleaner, stain remover, deodorizer, cloth, and brushes is a great gift. A suede specific brush is included for cleaning sensitive materials, and the entire kit comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
Wifi Quote Mug
Joking, Not Joking
If the teen in your life spends most of their time on the internet, this is a fun, affordable gift that is likely to raise a smile. And even if you don’t get a smile out of them, which is a distinct possibility because they are 15, then at least it will make you smile.
The mug is ceramic and printed with earth-friendly, dishwasher resistant ink. It holds approximately 11 fluid ounces and is handmade in the U.S.
ArmoGear Electronic Boxing
Physical Therapy For Siblings
Suitable for smaller kids and adults alike, the ArmoGear electronic boxing set has two target body shields and two pairs of boxing gloves. The shields are padded at the back and have adjustable straps to ensure comfort and safety.
Each person wears a target vest and tries to hit the lit panels on their opponent’s vest, and there are three modes of play. The first is to hit the lights on your opponent’s vest as they appear, the second is to score the most points with hits, and the third is “be the first to hit all the other players’ lights out.”
Betrayal At House On The Hill
The No Bored Board Game
Players of Betrayal At House On The Hill explore a haunted house together, trying to unravel its mysteries. However, at a random point in the game, one player becomes a traitor, and you must unmask the said traitor or escape before they have a chance to take you out of the game.
The beauty of this game is that the “board” is created by drawing cards and laying them next to each other. As a result, no two games are ever the same, making this eminently replayable.
Roc Inflatable Paddle Board
Explore The Water
Roc’s inflatable paddle boards come with everything you need to get out on the water.
The boards are 10 feet long, 2 feet 8 inches wide, and 6 inches thick, with a weight limit of 300 pounds. They have a removable main fin and a pair of side fins for added stability, and a non-slip deck surface for safety.
The board comes with a collapsible aluminum paddle, a hand-pump, a safety leash, and a waterproof bag in which to carry your cell phone and other essentials. Finally, you also get a Roc backpack into which everything fits.
LEGO Creator Ford Mustang
For Budding Car Builders
The LEGO Creator series is for older or more experienced builders, and this 1960s Ford Mustang model provides a challenging but ultimately satisfying build. In the box, you’ll find 1471 pieces, including a replica grill and GT emblems that you’ll only find in this specific LEGO set.
Unlike standard LEGO car models, the Creator Ford Mustang has additional, specialist, and exclusive pieces with which to customize your car, including a ducktail spoiler, beefier exhaust pipes, and a front chin spoiler.
Art of Sport Total Routine Kit
Boys Need Self-Care Too
Looking after your skin is important for everyone, but while there are endless feminine-focused skincare and hygiene lines, there are far fewer options for teenage boys.
Art of Sport makes an entire line of coordinating products, all made without parabens, phthalates, or sulfates, and their deodorants are aluminum-free.
This kit contains deodorant, body wash, 2-in-1 anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, daily skin lotion, face wash, and two body cleaning bars. All items are full-size, no mini-samplers items here, and you also get an exclusive gym towel.
Open the box, charge the battery, and you’re good to go with the GoPro Hero9. Even without additional cases or covers, this camera is tough, sturdy, and waterproof to 33 feet.
In addition to recording in 5K, you can also use the Hero9 as a webcam and live stream to social in 1080p. The large screen allows for intuitive camera control and easy framing while the video stabilization system produces smooth footage, even when the cameraperson is not so steady.
It’s also simple to take still images as the 20MP camera will adjust to the optimal settings in any situation.
Hershey's 5 Pound Bar
Just One Square’s Enough
If you need a gift for a chocoholic, consider a giant, five pounds Hershey’s Bar.
Made with genuine Hershey’s chocolate, this is a 1 inch thick, 1 foot 7 inch long, 9 ½ inch wide bar that weighs a full five pounds, and that’s without the wrapping.
The wrapped bars are carefully packaged with bubble wrap and shipped in a cardboard box via UPS. This ensures your chocolate arrives unbroken. If the temperature is at 70 degrees or above, the company will also include gel ice-packs to ensure it does not melt.
The Army Painter Miniature Painting Kit
The Colors They Crave
This terrific, complete painting set is ideal for hobbyists of all kinds, but the colors are chosen for those who paint Dungeons and Dragons miniatures.
These thick, creamy paints are extremely rich in pigment and are specifically designed for highly detailed miniatures. The non-toxic, water-based acrylics leave a matte finish, and the 46 paints come in 12ml dropper bottles that limit the risk of overpour and waste.
Included are a primer, four metallics, and two effects paints, and the set comes with a painting guide, three brushes, and two exclusive miniatures.
Ozero Touchscreen Glove
Warm, Dry, And Connected
Wonderful for running, cycling, and other outdoor recreation, these touchscreen gloves have conductive fabric in the thumb and fingertip of the index finger. This allows you to use your phone without removing the gloves.
The gloves are made from a water-resistant outer shell with a warm cotton lining. This keeps your hands warm and protected from the wind and rain, while the wicking inner material prevents sweaty palms.
Tomshoo Camping Stove
Lightweight and Convenient
A stove and its fuel can add unwanted weight to your camping gear. In addition, fuel can be dangerous if mishandled, costly, and bad planning can leave you short and unable to cook.
At only 1 pound, the Tomshoo camping stove is lightweight and designed for use with twigs, smaller branches, or even dry bark. It also has a tray that’s capable of holding solid alcohol fuel, so you can still use it in wet weather or locations short on twigs.
Respawn Gaming Desk
By Gamers For Gamers
So confident is Respawn that this gaming desk is up to the task that they provide a lifetime warranty. Not that you’re likely to need it.
The steel tube construction supports an ergonomically designed table deck. The adjustable glides at the legs’ base allow you to carefully fine-tune the leg lengths and mitigate any wobble.
A monitor shelf keeps your screen at the right height, the headphone rack keeps things organized, and the cup holder ensures your drink is within reach but won’t be knocked over.
Righteous Felon Beef Jerky Bundle
Not everyone enjoys or can eat sweet snacks. For those who are avoiding excess sugar but still get attacks of the munchies, we think the Righteous Felon beef jerky bundle is just the ticket.
Made with hormone-free, grass-fed American Angus beef, the bundle has four bags of jerky and two meat sticks, all six of which are of a different flavor.
Zombie Coloring Book
Downtime With The Undead
Now your teenage boy can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of coloring, with a healthy dose of the undead thrown in for good measure.
The A4 size book has 36 pages with pictures printed on one side to prevent bleed-through from markers. Pages are black, but the illustrations themselves are off-white, so your existing markers or pencils will work well.
Happy Atoms Molecular Modeling Set
Whether you’re looking for a STEM gift in general or a chemistry present in particular, it’s hard to go wrong with Happy Atoms.
Inside the box, there are 50 atoms that you snap together to form molecules. Scan the molecule with your smart device (free app download required) and discover what it is, what it is used for, the systematic name, and more.
You can also use the set and accompanying activities, to create named molecules and deepen your understanding of them.
Hisense 43-Inch Smart TV
TV Got An Upgrade
Roku and Hisense combined to make this an intuitive all-in-one solution to all of your TV and gaming needs.
You can connect your cable or satellite, use an HDTV antenna, watch your streaming service, and hook up your gaming system. Then, you can link your smart device and use it as a remote control.
Add an Alexa device or Google Assistant, and you can also enjoy voice control, search for your favorite shows, and set recordings for the game without ever lifting a remote.
Make Your Bed
Little Step Inspiration
After his inspirational commencement speech went viral, Admiral William H. McRaven was approached to build on the wisdom he shared and write a book. Fortunately, he said yes, and the result is Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World.
Thirty-seven years as a Navy Seal, with a final role as Commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces, gave Admiral McRaven (U.S. Navy Retired) a unique set of experiences, on which he draws for ten chapters of hard-earned wisdom.
Mission Original Cooling Towel
Wet, Wring, Wear, Repeat
At 10 inches by 33 inches, this does not initially look like an effective towel. However, this isn’t for drying off after a bath or shower. The Mission cooling towel is designed instead to cool you down.
Soak the towel in water, wring it out, and snap it three times. It will then cool to approximately 30 degrees below body temperature and stay there for up to 2 hours. The towel doesn’t go hard when it dries and can be soaked and reused over and over again.
Simon Electronic Memory Game
Simon is a deceptively simple game that can be played alone or with friends. You have to remember and repeat the sequences of flashing lights, with each string becoming faster and longer than the last.
This 1980s classic has been upgraded for the 2020s with a slimmer design and an LCD counter to get rid of those “How many was that?” arguments mid-game.
The Comic Garage Ultimate Box
A Box Of Delights
For the comic book fan in your life, The Comic Garage offers a one, three, or six-month subscription box that delivers 24 titles each and every month.
When you order, there are a couple of questions that allow you to share the recipient’s preferences and choose between child, teen, or adult. Then the Garage ships you a mix of classic and modern comics with a guarantee never to ship you the same comic twice.
Amazon.com Gift Card
Give Them Everything
Sometimes you can’t decide or don’t feel confident in your choice of gift. Other times you can’t get what you want shipped to your recipient. Then again, maybe you forgot and are scrambling for a last-minute gift.
No matter what the reason or occasion, an Amazon gift card can save you.
You can send a physical gift card in a decorative envelope or box, or choose a print-at-home option with a PDF file you can print out and hand over in person. There’s even an ecard you can send with personalization options.
Songwriter's Almanac Songwriting Journal
For your budding composer or songwriter, the Songwriter’s Almanac is printed with double-page templates. This allows you to write music and lyrics and make notes on the feel of the song, cords used, and more.
The paper is thick, ivory color stock, and the journal is held closed by an integrated elastic band. There’s also a ribbon for keeping your current composition easy to find.
Along with the hardback journal, there is also free access to over 150 online lessons.
DEWALT Mechanics Tool Kit
First Mechanics Steps
You may think of DeWalt as primarily a power tool maker, but they also produce fabulous tool kits like this the ideal beginner’s tool kit for mechanics.
Within the hard case, there are both SAE and metric sockets as well as quick-release 72 tooth ratchets, an extender, a reducing adaptor, a cushion handled driver, and 28 hex keys. Also within the case is a removable storage box, wonderful for drill bits.
ANCHEER Electric Mountain Bike
A Powered Boost
Powered by a 36V 10Ah lithium-ion battery, the 350w brushless motor on this ANCHEER mountain bike has enough oomph to carry you along at up to 20 miles per hour. Meanwhile, the Shimano 21 speed derailleur gives you greater hill-climbing abilities when you’re working purely under your own steam.
With 26 inch wheels, front and rear disc brakes, front fork suspension, and an aluminum alloy frame, this high spec’ed bike is a winner with or without using the powered modes.
Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story
Novel Worthy Non-Fiction
Into The Abyss tells the true story of a small plane that crashes in the wilderness and how the only four survivors fight to stay alive until rescuers can find them.
One of the survivors is the young pilot, and the second is a high-ranking politician. The third and fourth are a policeman and the prisoner to whom he is handcuffed. Gripping from beginning to end, Into The Abyss is a read with a broad appeal.
Axial SCX24 Jeep Wrangler
RC Crawling In Miniature
Axial’s first 1/24th scale off-roader comes completely assembled and ready for action straight out of the box. The Jeep Wrangler has coil-over shocks as well as steel axles and dogbones.
The water-resistant electronics, working LED lights, and licensed KMC XD229 Machete wheels combine to create a good-looking and capable crawler for the relatively new RC enthusiast.
American Art Decor Game Room
Vintage Looks, Modern Workings
American Art Decor has created a series of marquee signs with a vintage look. However, these signs are illuminated with LED light bulbs making them more energy-efficient than standard lights.
There’s no complicated installation. Instead, the sign has two pre-drilled holes making it easy to hang on the wall. Meanwhile, power comes from two AA batteries meaning there are no ugly power cords.
Pandasaurus Games The Mind
Silence Is Crucial
The Mind is a card game that’s easy to learn, simple to play, and challenging to master. Players must work together and lay cards in numerical order. However, you can’t show other players your cards, make gestures, or speak.
It sounds ridiculously simple, but when you play with a group of friends, it is an exercise in intensity.
Elgato Stream Deck
Live Stream Dream
Elgato gives streamers and budding streamers the tools they need to create seamless, professional-grade content without complex programming.
Program a key with unlimited actions; then, a single tap will complete a series of tasks. One key could set off your intro sequence, Tweet that you’re going live, and post your welcome message to your chat. Another can be used to switch scenes.
Keys are programmed through a simple drag and drop app, and the deck integrates with Twitch, YouTube, TipeeeStream, Mixer, and more.
Adidas Men's Adilette Shower Slides
The Alternative To Slippers
Don’t let the words “shower slides” fool you. This slide-on footwear from Adidas can be worn anywhere, including out and about around town.
The molded rubber sole is firm on the underside but slightly softer where it meets the foot, providing comfort and resilience in one lightweight package.
The cross foot strapping is a slightly elasticated fabric on some styles or a rubberized strip on others. Choose from 25 color combinations, and if you have a soccer fan, there is even a handful of team-branded pairs.
Amazing Origami has a 64-page book that takes you step-by-step through 17 origami projects, with no previous origami experience required.
In addition, there are 144 paper squares of the standard 6 ¾ x 6 ¾ inch size used in origami, and each sheet is printed on both sides. There’s a mix of 13 patterns, each inspired by a traditional Japanese design, and the box containing the kit doubles as a display stand.
Funko POP! The Witcher-Geralt Figure
It doesn’t matter what your 15-year-old boy is into — if it’s music, comic, movie, or pop culture related, there’s likely to be a Funko Pop he’ll like.
Standard Funko Pop! figures are made from vinyl, stand 3 ¾ inches high, and come in a windowed display box. However, they also have a Five Star line that is slightly smaller, with accessories.
Flybird Adjustable Dumbbells
Small Space, Big Choice
Having a range of dumbbells gives flexibility to your workouts. However, a range of dumbbells also takes up a lot of real estate, which can be in short supply in a teenager’s bedroom.
Flybird adjustable dumbbells solve this dilemma by fitting five sets of handheld weights into a footprint of only 11.2 x 11 inches and a space that’s only 4.5 inches high. Weight options range from 3 to 15 pounds, stepped in 3-pound increments.
Weights are changed on the stand via a “push and twist” mechanism, allowing you to quickly swap the steel discs using one hand.
NERF Rival Finisher
Compact Blaster Action
The NERF Rival-Finisher is a small but extremely fun to use blaster with a seven-round magazine for your NERF fun ammo. There’s enough ammo to fill your magazine included with the blaster.
A trigger lock prevents accidental firing, and when you do fire, the rounds travel at approximately 90 feet per second. That’s fast enough to ensure you feel it, but not fast enough to do any damage.
noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair
The Epic Gaming Chair from Nobelchairs is ergonomically designed to provide comfort and support while maintaining breathability. Adjustable armrests, a rocking motion, and the ability to recline up to 135 degrees give users the flexibility to alter their position with ease.
Unlike some other gaming chairs, this one is styled to fit comfortably in an office environment, making it an excellent long-term option for an older teen.
Bunny-James Vegan Snack Box
Finding a gift for a vegan teenage boy takes the “What do I get?” dilemma to another level. Bunny James has solved this problem with their vegan snack sampler box.
Inside the box, you’ll find a combination of 10 sweet and savory goodies, plus everything is also gluten-free. In addition, there are larger boxes available with 20 or 90 vegan snacks and a 30-piece dairy-free option.
Note to Self Music Themed Decor
Designed and made by a family-owned and operated maker in the U.S., these musically themed wall signs are printed on recycled 24 gauge steel.
The 12 x 9-inch panels are sandblasted, powder-coated, and baked before having the artwork heat-pressed onto the steel, baking the design onto the sign. A hole is drilled into each corner for easy hanging, and they are resilient enough to hang outside.
Hanes Solid Knit Sleep Pant
Not Just For Bedtime
The Hanes men’s knit pajama pants are made from 100 percent cotton. You can run them through the washing machine and the tumble dryer, and they’ll still look as good as new after repeated use.
An elastic waistband and a drawstring tie at the waist keep these PJ bottoms in place, and the pockets are located on the seams, keeping the look streamlined.
Fossil Gen 5 Watch
Android & iPhone Compatible
No matter which type of phone your teen has, the Gen 5 from Fossil will connect to allow Bluetooth calling, notifications, and more. With 8 GB of storage, you can take your music wherever you go, without the need to have your phone within touching distance.
This smartwatch also incorporates a heart-rate monitor and GPS for distance tracking.
Razer Tartarus v2 Gaming Keypad
Silent And Deadly
With a mouse in your right hand and your left resting on the Tartarus gaming pad, you’ll have faster, smoother in the palm of your hand.
The thumb control provides movement, the wheel allows you to scroll, and the keypad gives you the ability to activate skills, cast spells, and save multi-step profiles. Meanwhile, the Mecha-Membrane Switches give you the feel of a mechanical keyboard without the click.
Viper Shot King
Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned pro, this dartboard from Viper is a fabulous way to enjoy the game.
Rounded wires ensure darts that hit them are guided to the board rather than repelling the dart and damaging the tip. Compressed sisal fibers provide a self-healing surface that ensures your board will be up to the task for many years to come.
Complete with two sets of darts and hardware for hanging.
Fallout The Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook
Fans of the Fallout series will appreciate this humorous yet practical cookbook for vault dwellers.
Rather than the faux recipes you find in some tie-in cookbooks, this is full of snacks, meals, and desserts you would want to make at home. It even includes the S.P.E.C.I.A.L boost a dweller would receive from consuming each item.
Marketty Wood Carving Chisel Set
Carve Out Time
Marketty has put together this 12-piece beginner’s wood carving set from which those with a little experience, as well as newbies, can benefit.
Each 8-inch chisel is formed from carbon steel and has a rounded hardwood handle. The set comes in a carrying pouch to ensure your chisels remain clean in storage.
Braid Leather and Bead Bracelet Set
A Dozen Gifts In One
This set provides an assortment of 12 different men’s bracelets, with ten made from leather and two made with wooden beads. Sizes vary from 7 to 8.6 inches, and all the bracelets are designed to go on over the hand.
Each can be worn separately, but the leather is colored in such a way that you also have three sets of four coordinating bracelets within the collection.
Ninja Personal Blender
Mixing It Up
This personal blender from Ninja is ideal for making single-serve smoothies or blending nutrient drinks. The 700-watt motor is capable of blending frozen fruit, vegetables, and ice, and it’s safe to throw the Ninja 2-in-1 blender cups in the dishwasher.
There are also 2 cups with sip and seal lids in the box, each of which can hold up to 16 ounces.
Dodow Sleep Aid Device
Stress, inconsistent routines, staying up late with a book or a screen, all of these can impact your teen’s sleep. A drop in sleep quantity or quality can then have a negative effect on their ability to get through the day, learn, process emotions, and cope.
The Dodow helps you learn to fall asleep without the need for medications, supplements, or complex nighttime routines. Subsequently, this is a gift they can benefit from for the rest of their lives.
War Paint Foundation Makeup for Men
Style And Comfort
Specially formulated for men, the War Paint foundation is great for covering up dark rings under the eyes, patches of uneven pigment, and even the dreaded teenage acne.
Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, the foundation is moist, not a powder, and will stay in place without running, even when you work up a sweat. Plus, it’s a vegan and cruelty-free product.
Osprey Talon 22 Hiking Backpack
Designed specifically for a day in the backcountry, the Talon from Osprey has two zippered access, a pocket to hold a 3-liter hydration reservoir, a clip for a helmet, and a Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole holder.
Add in an adjustable shoulder harness, cross-chest strap, and a hip-belt with pockets, and you’ve got a well-designed day pack for the serious and not so serious hiker.
What Should I Get a 15-Year-Old Boy for His Birthday?
Choosing a gift for a teenage boy can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways you can figure out the right gift for any male 15-year-old.
As well as asking your teen what they might like, you can spend some time watching what they are up to and linking your gift to their interests. If they are a fan of hats, but you are unsure about choosing some headwear, look for an item in which hats can be displayed. Or if they’re into gaming, ask their friends what they already have and what’s at the top of their wish list.
Spend some time getting to know the 15-year-old boy you’re buying for and you’ll have much better results and an easier time finding a suitable gift. And if you truly get stuck while trying to gift shop, remember that it’s hard to go wrong with a gift card or money. That way, they’ll be able to pick something out that they’ve been dying to get.
Choosing Gifts For This Age Is Tricky
Finding gifts for a 15-year-old boy isn’t easy, but it’s doable.
We hope our list provides you with ideas and inspiration, helping you to choose something that will wow your teen, no matter what his hobbies, interests, or levels of human interaction.