What are the best gift ideas for a 17 year old guy? Seventeen is a hard age to shop for. At 17, he is just one year away from the magical age of becoming an adult but probably acts like he is 18 already. He probably loves hanging out with his friends. At this age, for many boys, it is all about girls, cars, and videogames. Ask him what he wants and he will probably just stare at you blankly or ask you for something super expensive like a new cell phone or new car.
Not all 17 year old boys are the same so we have put together a gift list with everybody in mind. We’ve even included a few splurge worthy items for those extra special 17 year olds in your life. There are over 150 gifts sorted into 15 categories, which means there is something for everyone from those who love adventure to gamers.
Check out the best gifts for 17 year old boys.
For The 17 Year Old Adventurer
Whether on the road or in the air, the 17 year old adventure seeker is always looking for the best products to explore new territory. Give him what he wants with these great gifts.
What if you could ride a snowboard or surf on regular streets? That’s the idea behind the RipStik Ripster. The dual caster wheels underneath and unique design of the board allow you to move it forward simply by twisting back and forth. It’s the closest thing to surfing on the streets. Who needs water or the snow?
Looking for a way to learn how to skateboard, surf, or ride any board? The Revolution Balance board is a wooden board that balances on a thick plastic tube, simulating riding a board. This balancing board is a great way for you to learn how to balance on any board. The best part? You can ride it at any time even when it is stormy outside.
There is a reason that Penny boards are insanely popular with teens. Constructed out of plastic, these 22 inch boards push off , coast , and turn better than normal skateboards. Plus, they are available in so many cool designs that are reminiscent of skateboards back in the day. This is a skateboard that might be worth every penny you spend on it.
Once darkness falls, you can light up the night. The Monkey Wheel Light is a nifty bike accessory that creates a light show on the wheel of your bike as it turns around. Riding in the dark has never been so fun. With over 40 different patterns, this light keeps you safe and visible. Everyone will want to slow down just to see you.
While everyone loves the outdoors, nobody loves frozen fingers. With its large 8800-mAh battery, this hand warmer will not only will keep your hands warm for 8 hours, it’s also useful for charging your smartphone and other USB devices. The best part? This rechargeable hand warmer runs on a lithium ion battery, so you never need to light it.
Even though camping outdoors in the mountains is super fun, nothing is worse than sleeping uncomfortably. With a roomy designed interior, this sleeping bag gives you enough room to stretch out your legs comfortably. The mummy hood has 2 drawstrings to keep you bundled up, keeping you warm even on the coldest days.
Would you love to fish? For beginners, the Ugly Stik GX2 along with the Penn Battle 2 spinning reel is the perfect combination. The stick is capable of handling all sizes of fish from trout to salmon in both salt and freshwater. You will not find a better fishing rod at its price point.
Is your son into bird watching? There is no better way to explore the great outdoors or get an up-close view of your favorite sporting event than with this great pair of binoculars from Nikon. With a nice set of optics and 8X optical zoom, the Nikon Aculon performs better than some higher end models.
There is a reason that the Quest Super Cruiser is one of the most popular long boards. At 44 inches, this cruiser board is ideal for starters. Its carving ability really lets you get the feeling of long boarding. With fins on both ends, it is perfect for performing tricks. Whether you are riding to school, down the block, or busy tricking out, the Quest Super Crusier will help you make lasting memories on the concrete.
There aren’t too many games you can play on the beach. Volleyball is cool but if you are looking for something new there is Spikeball. Featured of Shark Tank, Spikeball puts a fun twist on the traditional game of volleyball. In Spikeball, teams of 2 bounce a ball off a circular net that is located a few inches off the floor. The team that can’t return the ball loses the point.
Who doesn’t want to travel around the world? Here is a fun way to keep track of where you have been. Similar to a lottery ticket, you can scratch off the countries you have traveled to. Where do you want to travel next?
With the GoPro Hero Session, it’s never been more affordable to record yourself skiing down a mountain, performing tricks on your skateboard, or catching some serious air on your bike. The best part? The Go Pro has gotten smaller than ever before. About the size of an ice cube, the Go Pro Hero Session is ready to go on any adventure you go on.
With a top speed of 20 MPH, the Gigabyte Groove is the next best thing to getting a new car. Not only do you have the option of pedaling it like a standard bike, this electrical bike is equipped with a 750 watt motor, a hydraulic braking system, blinkers, and even a speedometer. The coolest part? You don’t even need a license to ride it.
Looking for a thrilling new sport? You have to try slacklining. The Macaco slackline is basically a out tightrope that is pulled tightly between 2 trees. When you hop on it, it behaves like a 2 inch tightrope that allows you to pull off crazy stunts. If you are not ready for some crazy aerials, you can walk on it too.
Are you a fan of mini trampoline parks? This 15 foot trampoline from Zupapa is the closest thing to having a trampoline park in your backyard. If you are a fan of jumping, this trampoline is not only a ton of fun, it delivers a great fitness workout. This one is actually rated for 375 lbs, which is perfect for teens.
What if you could have a portable trampoline that moves with you? The Vurtego V4 Pro Pogo Stick is no ordinary Pogo Stick. Using compressed air, it launches you up to 10 feet in the air. It’s the closest thing to riding in the clouds.
The Solo Stove is the perfect stove for backpacking with. This compact stove doesn’t require you to spend any money on fuel. With just wood and grass clippings, you can start a fire to cook food. It has vents on the bottom which keep the fire hot. You can heat up water in 7 minutes.
For The 17 Year Old Gadget Lover
Looking for cool gifts for 17 year old boys? Celebrate the gadget lover in your life with a smartwatch to nerd out their wrist, accessories for their phone, or something novel that will make their lives easier.
Stick this small gadget into your TV’s HDMI port and it streams television and movies from your favorite subscription services including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. If you have Amazon Prime, it’s a great way to watch Amazon’s exclusive content.
While it’s not the iPad, Amazon has created a super affordable tablet for everyone else. The Amazon Fire might not have the latest bells and whistles, but it does everything you expect a tablet to do. It is perfect for reading, catching a movie, or even light gaming.
What if you could talk to a robotic personal assistant? With Amazon Echo, the future might already be here. Sure it plays music, but this is no ordinary Bluetooth speaker. You can actually talk to it to make it play music, check the weather outside, find out your daily activities, and do so much more.
Don’t you hate when your phone dies when you need it the most? With the Anker Astro E5 battery charger, you will never have to worry about your phone conking out. This phone charger has enough energy to charge your phone a couple of times throughout the day. Plus, it can charge any USB device. It’s so cheap that everyone should throw one in their backpack for emergencies.
If your 17 year old loves reading books, there really is no better gift than the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. Unlike traditional tablets, the Paperwhite’s screen is built for reading and can be used both indoors and outdoors with no annoying glare. With 4GB of space, it holds thousands of books so you’ll always have a portable library with you.
Who doesn’t have a ton of gadgets? Sometimes it is hard to keep them all organized. The Concoon Grid It Case basically keeps all your gadgets bundled together in an organized fashion. You can strap just about any gadget from your phone to even your pencils with the elastic straps. That way you don’t have to detangle everything in your bag.
This device promises to eliminate the panic attack you get when you lose your keys or wallet. This model comes with 2 receivers and one RF transmitter so you can use it to find 2 different items. Simply attach the receiver to the item you happen to always misplace. When you press the button on the transmitter, the receiver will beep loudly.
If you have ever misplaced your keys or wallet, you get the worst panic attack ever. Now you won’t have a heart attack when you lose something. The Tile simply sticks on any item that you always misplace. When you misplace it, you can use an app on your phone to make the Tile emit a loud sound when you are within range.
It’s difficult running with your phone. You don’t really want to hold it in your hand because you might drop it. That’s where the Tuneband comes in. It’s a phone case that can be strapped to your arm or hand. This allows you to run with your phone while still having access to all of its features.
Phone cases are cool but a phone case that doubles the battery life of your phone is even cooler. Designed for the iPhone 6, this slim case from Anker not only protects your phone, it charges your phone.
There are a ton of super stylish cases for phones but nothing beats customizing your own. Izercase lets upload your own photo to cover the back of the phone case. All you have to do is give them your phone model and send them the photo and they’ll create the custom case for you. How cool is that?
With the Nomad Key, you will never forget your USB charger again. Shaped like a key, this USB charger clips onto your keys so you will always have it in your pocket. The best part? There are no messy wires to deal with.
Most of us charge our gadgets at night. After charging them, there is nothing worse than the cords falling off the nightstand. Has that happened to you? You have to look under furniture just to find the cords. Cord Buddy is a little gadget that actually clamps the plug so that it sits on the table without falling off.
Do you find your arms sore after holding your iPad up for awhile? Meet the iProp! While this might seem silly, it actually works surprisingly well. The iProp is a beanbag holder with a rubber grip that props up your iPad on just about any surface from your bed to a chair to even your body. The beanbag conforms to any surface and provides the weight to hold up the tablet.
Would you love to lie down with your tablet? The trouble is that holding it up makes your hand tired. Tablift is a different kind of tablet stand that has flexible legs on it. This allows you to position your tablet in any darn position whether you are on a bed or sofa. No more tired hands!
How many gadgets do you have? Don’t you hate looking for plugs to charge all your gadgets? If you have a large family or if you have a ton of gadgets, this is a huge problem. With this USB charger from Anker, you can charge 10 USB devices all at once. So you never have to look for plugs again since everything is all in one place.
If you have a phone, you are probably taking a ton of photos with it. Most people don’t have a dedicated camera anymore. Now you can take professional photos with your phone with this lens kit. It lets you take fish eye, macro, wide angle, and zoomed in photos. The lenses are designed to fit just about any phone.
The Pebble Time Steel is a great alternative to the Apple Watch. It actually feels like a real watch. Designed to work with iOS and Android phones, you will be able to get all your notifications, email, and more right on your wrist. While it doesn’t look as cool as the Apple Watch, it’s actually pretty stylish. Unlike other SmartWatches, the battery life on the Pebble Time Steel lasts for days.
What if you didn’t have to carry your phone and wallet separately? That’s the idea of the Dreem iPhone case. It’s a wallet that is also a phone case for your iPhone so you only have to lug around your wallet. Made out of vegan leather and featuring a cool kickstand, it is pretty stylish too. No wonder they call it the Dreem wallet.
Everyone carries their wallet with them. Wouldn’t it be cool if it could charge your phone with it? Made out of Saffiano leather, the Nomad wallet has a built in phone charger that can charge your iPhone up to one full charge. What could be more convenient?
Who doesn’t take a ton of photos with their phone? How many of us print them? Now you can go retro with this Smartphone printer. With a wireless ability, it essentially turns your smartphone into one of those old school instant cameras. You’ll want to print out that photo of your friend that she’s always begging you for.
Just about every 17 year old boy dreams about the Apple Watch. When paired with an iPhone, the Apple Watch is one of the best connected timepieces, allowing you to receive notifications, track fitness, read email, control music with your voice, and even pay for stuff. There are several cool styles to choose from.
When you are watching a movie by yourself, your phone’s screen is cool. However, when your friends come over, you need this mobile projector from LG that blows up your phone’s screen on the big screen in HD. How big? 100 inches. All you need is the popcorn.
Your 17 year probably wants the iPad Air, which is Apple’s lightest and thinnest iPad. We like the portability of the iPad Mini, which gives you all of the performance of the larger iPad. With a 7.9 inch screen, the iPad Mini is more powerful than ever before so it’s going to run all of the latest apps. The best part? It costs less.
With a huge 12.9 inch Retina screen and nearly double the performance of a standard iPad, the iPad Pro is the most epic iPad ever. The larger screen really helps open the possibilities of what you can do with the device. It not just a larger iPad, it lets you do things not possible with the old iPad especially with the optional pen accessory and attachable keyboard cover.
If you are looking for an Android tablet, go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. It’s not only one of the thinnest and lightest tablets but it is also a heavyweight on performance. Even lighter and thinner than the iPad, you will barely know you are holding it. Plus, you are getting more memory for the price you pay for a comparable iPad.
Designed to replace your laptop and fit comfortably in your backpack, the Surface Pro is the perfect mixture of performance and weight for high school students. Now you don’t need a tablet and laptop. When combined with the latest version of Windows and a typecover, the Surface Pro is really the best of both worlds. When you are watching a movie, you can hold it like a tablet. When you are writing an essay, you can use it like a tablet. It’s a device that does everything.
Chromebooks are super inexpensive, but you wouldn’t know that with the Chromebook Flip. With the latest Chrome OS, the Chromebook Flip is a high quality laptop that easily converts into a tablet simply by flipping the keyboard. The great screen is perfect for watching movies and youtube and the keyboard is perfect for getting stuff done for school.
Most 17 year old boys dream about a new Mac. Apple has come out with a 12 inch version of their super popular Macbook line. It’s got a beautiful 12 inch Retina display on it. With its great portability, the 12 inch Macbook gives you all the power you need for school use and it fits comfortably in your bag.
He’s probably asking you all year for the new iPhone. The newest iPhone adds a couple of new features to the old one. It’s faster, has a better camera, and a new 3D touch display. The smaller size means it fits comfortably in your pocket.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 might be the best phone of 2016. Not only does it come with the things you expect like a better camera, expandable storage, and amazing screen but Samsung has finally improved the battery life. Compared to other cell phone cameras, even in low light the 12 megapixel camera performs well thanks to its new Dual Pixel Sensor technology. With a beautiful 5.1 inch screen, this is one of the most beautiful phones ever created.
For someone who already owns the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, or Galaxy S7, the Samsung Gear VR is the best way to jump into the world of virtual reality. The phone acts as a screen for the device as it slides into the headset. With over 100 apps, the headset has some of the best virtual reality content you can experience right now.
Tech Toys For 17 Year Olds
Shiny plastic toys are not just for kids especially if they are tech related. Here are the best toys for 17 year old boys for the 17 year old that refuses to grow up.
This app enabled version of BB-8 is straight out of your dreams. Using a smartphone app, you have the power of the Force to guide the robot all around your house. With life like movements, this toy manages to capture the fun personality of BB-8.
Anki Overdrive brings the idea of slot car racing to the smartphone generation. Using an app, teens race and battle with physical cars in the real world around a modular track of straights and curves. It blends both virtual and reality right in your own room.
Have you ever wanted to get into flying drones? Nobody wants to invest thousands of dollars in a drone just to crash it. An inexpensive drone, the Syma X5C is the perfect way to get started. Not only will you learn the basics of flight, but the Syma quad copter captures both pictures and video footage from the skies with an integrated 1080P HD camera.
The DJI Phantom is really the iPhone of Drones. While super expensive, it’s the one everyone wants to fly. It’s got an impressive feature set with enhanced stability, a built in camera, and GPS assisted flight. The camera beams live 2.7K dreamy video from up to half a mile away using an app on your tablet or Smartphone.
For the 17 Year Old Gamer
If your 17 year old boy is a gamer, video games make good gifts for 17 year old boys. Here is a list of the games and gaming accessories that he is going to want this year.
This October, the next generation of videogames is finally here with virtual reality. Sony is leading the way with the most affordable way to get into virtual reality especially if you have a PS4. Combined with the power of the PlayStation 4, the virtual reality headset brings you into the game like never before.
If you can’t make up your mind on what to give your 17 year old Playstation gamer, the Playstation Plus Membership is a safe gift. It allows you to play online multiplayer games. The best part? Sony gives out free Playstation 4 games every month. Even if they already have it, it simply stacks on your current subscription.
If you know a gamer who can’t get enough of their Xbox One, the Xbox Live Gold Membership gives them access to online multiplayer, game discounts, and more. Plus, Microsoft gives out several free games a month which are included in the subscription.
The Playstation 4 has been out for a few years and it’s still the most popular video game console. The console pushes realistic high definition visuals with great performance to back it up. With the ability to capture and share your most memorable gaming moments, the Playstation 4 is the best place to play.
While it may not be as popular as the Playstation 4, don’t dismiss the Xbox One. There are ton of great games you can on play on the Xbox One. To enjoy the latest Halo, you have to be rocking the Xbox One. Along with adding exclusive games, Microsoft has added a lot of improvements to the Xbox One including the ability to play a growing list of Xbox 360 games. It’s never been a better time to upgrade.
Uncharted 4 is the most anticipated game on Playstation 4 this year. The Uncharted series puts gamers right in the middle of a summer blockbuster with the craziest action and it has never been bigger and louder. Nathan Drake is living a normal life with his wife Elena when he is pulled out of retirement for one last job by his brother. As he uncovers a lost pirate treasure, expect a lot of action, the most amazing visuals ever, and an emotionally gripping story.
Minecraft is the most popular video game of our time selling over 50 million copies. What has made it so popular? Minecraft is a sandbox game that is only limited by your imagination. Like an endless box of Legos, the game lets you build whatever you like. After first appearing on PC, the game can now be played just about anywhere.
For many videogamers, there is one gift they can count on to deliver fun year and year. It’s called Call Of Duty. This M-rated game puts players in a future world where the soldiers are outfitted with cyberbody suits. The whole game has been constructed as an excuse to blow stuff up. You’ll even hang out with Zombies. But, Call of Duty is all about the fast paced multiplayer. And this game delivers.
With the latest Madden game, now you can play out the season as many times as you want until you take your team to the Super Bowl. The latest game adds total control passing which allows you to put the ball in play only where your receiver can catch it. Each catch now feels like a real battle for possession.
17 year old boys will love exploring the post apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout 4. Bombs have been dropped on the world but your character manages to survive by taking shelter. 200 years later, your character will emerge and start on a long journey for survival. This M Rated game demands violence as you will meet up with dangerous monsters like mutated dogs that want to eat you. With hundreds of missions, the scale of the world is massive.
There is nothing more annoying than a controller that runs out of charge. Available for the PS4 and Xbox One, this charging station charges 2 controllers at the same time. When one dies you can just swap it with the other one. It comes with its own AC adapter so you can plug it anywhere and charge your controllers anywhere without turning on your videogame console.
Gamers have fallen in love with the Hyper Cloud II headset. Offering a perfect combination of audio quality and build quality, this cool headset is the perfect for communicating with friends online and bringing your games to life. With super comfortable ear cups, these headphones feel comfortable even after a lengthy gaming session. Easy to use, comfy, and wonderful quality, they work great with the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you play online multiplayer games, the Playstation Gold Wireless Headset lets you communicate with friends at an affordable price. The best part? They are completely wireless which means you will never get tangled up even when you are in the heat of battle.
If you can’t live without your PS4 or Xbox One when you travel, this is the perfect gift. It’s like a little suitcase for your videogame console. Not only can you store your console inside, the lid has an integrated 19 inch HD display with built in speakers so you can play over at your friend’s or even at a hotel.
Live streaming has become a way of life for today’s gamers. The ability to record gameplay directly to Twitch or upload a video to Youtube can turn any gamer into an online sensation. The Elgato Game Capture HD60 is currently the device everyone uses because it can stream and record gameplay in 1080p at 60 FPS. Who knows, you might be the next Pew Die Pie.
If you are serious about gaming or just want an edge in online multiplayer, you need the Xbox Elite Wireless controller. It comes with all of the regular buttons, but you can customize the thumbstick and dpad. The big thing about this controller is the level of customization you get. You can adjust the button mapping, trigger sensitivity, and more, creating the perfect controller for you.
Playing Playstation 4 or Xbox One on an HDTV is great but playing it on a 100 inch screen is an out of this world experience. You have not played Call Of Duty unless you have played it on this projector. 25 ms of lag! That means everything happens instantly. Delivering full 1080P HD resolution and 25ms lag, the Epson Home Cinema 2040 is the best gaming projector even outperforming higher end models for gaming.
Who doesn’t love Mario, Link, Princess Peach, and Zelda? Nintendo has turned our favorite characters into collectible toys called Amiibos. The toys are supposed to add new features to Nintendo games, but most gamers just like collecting them.
It’s the flag pole from the Super Mario games. If your 17 year old is addicted to collecting Nintendo Amiibos, then this stand is a wonderful way for him to display his collection. While it is intended for Ambiibos, you could use this stand for just about anything.
Standard HDTVs are not designed for videogames because they have low response times. Serious gamers need the BenQ RL2755HM. With a 1ms input lag, you’ll be hitting shots and winning matches you never could before. If you are serious about online multiplayer shooters, this monitor is a must have.
Nobody likes to constantly change the batteries in their Xbox One controller. This rechargeable battery pack made for Xbox One controllers allows you to do away with AA batteries. To charge it, you simply used the included USB cable to connect it to the Xbox One. You can even charge the controller while playing.
You can never have too much space on the PS4 and Xbox One. There is nothing worse than running out of space and not being able to download or install a new game. Now you don’t have to worry with this 4 Terabyte drive from Western Digital. It simply plugs into your console’s USB slot so there is nothing to install and you got a ton of more space.
If you have a lot of equipment and videogame consoles in your room, you know that your TV is going to run out of HDMI ports. With the Kinivo HDMI switch, you can plug in up to 5 devices and it will automatically switch to the active input. No more switching wires.
Designed to work only with high end PC, the Oculus Rift brings virtual reality to PC gamers. If you don’t have the latest PC, it comes bundled with Oculus ready PCs. The headset includes an Xbox One controller and 2 free games to get you started. Whether you are playing games or watching VR movies, Oculus Rift promises to take you to a place you have never been before.
Why spend a lot when you don’t have to? With the fast gameplay of multiplayer shooters, these inexpensive thumbpads can give you an advantage. The extra height and grip can lead to more accuracy. The grippy surface is designed to keep you in control when things get tense. Plus, if you just downed a bag of chips, you won’t get the controller all oily.
For The 17 Year Old Airsoft Lover
Nothing quiet satisfies a 17 year old boy than something he can shoot. Check out these great gift ideas for 17 year old boy who loves things that go boom.
With the Nerf Rival line, Nerf guns got a whole lot more competitive. These blasters shoot round foam projectiles at speeds close to 70 MPH. This year Nerf has come out with its first automatic gun in the line called the Nerf Khaos. Using 6D batteries, the Nerf Khaos fires 40 rounds in 11 seconds, causing major “chaos.”
The best way to get into paintball is with the Tipp Cronus. Not only does this marker look great, but it is well built, light, and accurate. This set includes the paintball gun, mask, CO2 tank, and everything you need to get started. Let the paintball wars begin!
If you are in the market for something that shoots, you have to check out the Bully. According to its manufacturer, the Bully is capable of blasting potatoes 1/4 of a mile. All you need is hairspray and potatoes. While it might not shoot that far, it does blast them pretty far. The coolest part? An 18 inch flame shoots out the other end and the entire neighborhood will hear the blast. Who needs fireworks?
Ordinary water guns just got a little more boring thanks to the Stream Machine. This isn’t a water gun, it’s a machine. Thanks to its huge 36 inch barrel, this water blaster gives you speed, distance, and volume to soak your opponent up to 70 feet away. Take it to your next pool party.
There are a ton of blasters out there but how many of them fire ammo you can eat. Marshmallow wars are fun. This pack includes a 4 pack of Marshmallow straight shooters so everyone can join in. Simply load the straight shooters with up to 10 mini marshmallows and blow to send mini marshmallows flying in all directions up to 30 feet away. What could you not love?
There is something that never gets old about throwing an 8 inch knife at a wooden bullseye. While it sounds easy, it requires a lot of skill and practice. If you are looking to get into the sport, these 8 inch knives from Perfect Point are perfect for starting out
If you play with airsoft guns, BB guns, or pellet gun, safety goggle are required to prevent serious eye injury. These ones from Lancer have a great field of view and sit fairly close to your eyes but fit over glasses. Pretty much all air soft goggles suffer from fogging but these ones do have a venting system to help with fogging.
The Lancer Tactical LT-12B is perfect for beginners just getting into airsoft and even experienced users. While it is fairly inexpensive for an automatic gun, it has a full metal gearbox and shoots 400 feet per second, which is pretty unheard of its price range. It’s got a fore grip, rear sight, battery, and magazine that holds 300 rounds.
Styled after a 1911 pistol and completely made of metal , the Elite Force 1911 has a two tone tan and black finish. It has a tactical rail on it for attaching flashlights, lasers, and other accessories. Holding 15 rounds, this gas powered gun uses a 12 gram CO2 cartridge which is inserted in the magazine. The best part? The gun has a great kick.
The Daisy Red Ryder is one of the most popular BB gun of all time. This set comes with everything you need to get started including the safety goggles. The Daisy Red Ryder is not meant to be used on the airsoft field as it shoots metal BBs. With a range of 30 feet, it’s just fun just to shoot targets in the backyard. This is a spring powered rifle, so you have to cock it every time before you fire it.
Isn’t this the coolest BB gun you have ever seen? The Umarex Colt Peacemaker looks straight out of the wild Wild West. Firing 6 BBs at a time, it fires just like a .45 colt. Even loading it feels like the real thing. Designed for target practice and not for air soft matches, this gas powered BB gun requires a CO2 cartridge.
With a versatile design, the Scout may be the world’s best slingshot. This is not a toy. While this slingshot is suitable for hunting small game, most 17 year old boys will just want to break some bottles in the backyard using marbles as ammo. It’s perfect for beginners as the instructions walk you through the various grips and how to shoot the slingshot.
There is nothing cooler than throwing a boomerang that comes back to you. With a cool Australian design, this is a great one to learn with because the flight pattern is very consistent and it includes a how to book for beginners. It does require practice but there is no better feeling when you can get it to fly back to you.
For The 17 Year Old Music Lover
For the ear obsessed 17 year old boy that loves everything to do with music, here is a great selection of Christmas gift ideas and Birthday gift ideas that he will love rocking.
Life is better with a new pair of headphones. Whether you are waiting for the bus or at the gym, you can just plug in and tune the world out. It is impossible to walk down the street without seeing someone wearing a bright pair of Beats. Heavy on the bass, the Beats Solo Wireless is a light, more affordable version of its super popular headphones. Available in 9 colors, it’s completely wireless which means no wires to worry about.
If you just want an awesome pair of headphones and don’t care about what’s popular, Bluedio makes a good pair of wireless headphones. With wireless Bluetooth functionality, the headphones feature great sound and a flexible band, which makes them super comfortable to wear.
It’s time to Jam. So much of sound comes out of this pint sized speaker. With a range of 30 feet and battery that lasts up to 4 hours, it comes in a selection of bright colors. The best part? Two of them can be paired together for even more bumping sound.
Designed for traveling, this Bluetooth speaker looks completely different from any other Bluetooth speaker. We love its unique flat form factor. It’s got an amazing wireless range of 65 feet and is completely waterproof with up to 9 hours of playback. The best part? This Bluetooth speaker clips onto anything from a backpack to a bike. This means that the party can go with you.
The Bose Soundlink is widely to be considered to be best Bluetooth speaker. Available in several colors, it produces the best sound that you can get out of portable Bluetooth speaker. With a bass heavy acoustic profile and an 8 hour battery life, you can take it outside for parties or listen to it while working out.
There is a reason they call this cylinder shaped Bluetooth speaker the UE Boom 2. With a 15 hour battery life, wireless range of 100 feet, and completely waterproof body, this colorful speaker delivers a deep bass and surprisingly loud sound for its size.
The Blue Yeti microphone adds a professional touch to all your recordings whether you are an entertainer or gamer. You won’t believe the incredible clarity in which it picks up your voice. It’s like having a studio quality microphone in your bedroom.
Rock out with the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. While this looks like the iconic ship, it’s actually a cleverly designed Bluetooth speaker that works within a wireless range of 30 feet to your Smartdevice. The back thrusters even light up when the speaker in use. You are going to love listening to your favorite Star Wars music on it, but it sounds great with any music.
Do you constantly get your earbuds all tangled? Then you have to check out Zipbuds. Zipbuds is a pair of earbuds with a zipper slide on it. When you are not using it, you simply zip the cable up. When you want to use them, you zip the cable down. No more tangles. It eliminates all the fuss.
If you have got a regular pair of ear buds that always get tangled no matter what you do, then the Nest storage case is for you. It’s a silicon bendable case that allows you to neatly tuck in your ear buds so that your headphones are always tangle free.
If you have always wanted to learn to play the guitar but didn’t know how to get started, check out Rocksmith 2014. Unlike other video games, the game designed to teach you how to play a real guitar. This package includes a real guitar along with the game. The game takes you step by step through some of your favorite rock songs. You might be the next Aerosmith.
Now you don’t have to worry about losing your guitar picks. With Pick Punch you can punch out your own guitar picks out of old credit cards, gift cards, or anything made out of plastic.
What the heck? This trombone is constructed entirely out of plastic, but is not a toy. It’s just like a real trombone, except it is not as expensive or heavy. It’s great for practicing around the house or for anyone who wants to learn a new musical instrument.
It seems like everyone is starting a vinyl collection these days. This turntable from Audio Technica is perfect for newcomers who don’t need unnecessary features and just want an affordable turntable that sounds great. The turntable comes with everything you need to connect it to your stereo system.
For The 17 Year Old Scientist
Grab your lab coat and safety glasses, we are about to get scientific with these great gifts for your 17 year old mad scientist.
If you know a techie that doesn’t have the Rasberry PI, then get this gift. Every tech head has to own one these. This tiny low powered computer can connect to a monitor or TV and do so many cool things. There are so many projects you can build with this computer including a retro games console. This sets comes with a book of projects that helps you get started. This version adds WIFI and Bluetooth.
Arduino boards are super cool. With these boards you can create all sorts of cool electronics that light up, move, and even make sounds. If you are interested in creating your own DIY electronics, the best way to get tinkering is with the Arduino Starter Kit. The kit walks you through 15 different DIY projects so that you will be building your own creations in no time.
Would you like to build your own robot out of Legos? Lego Mindstorms EV3 is Lego’s DIY robotic kit, which is the perfect gift for aspiring engineers. The kit includes 550 Legos, a mini brain, two motors, and two sensors. The set is compatible with an app that allows you to move your robot and even create complex programs for your robot to follow.
Have you ever wanted to get into the world of DIY projects? You are going to have to learn to solder. Soldering can be difficult to pick up. For budding engineers, Elenco’s Learn to Solder Kit is a must have. The instruction manual walks you through the soldering techniques as you use the included soldering iron to practice soldering on the boards included in the kit.
How would you like to build your own radio? While soldering is required, the Elenco kit comes with detailed instructions with putting together the various components of a radio together including the amplifier, mixer, and antenna. You will need an oscilloscope to test every phase of the project to make sure things are working as expected, but at the end you will have a working radio.
Makey Makey is a tiny circuit board that can turn just about anything into an input device for your computer. The possibilities are near limitless. Coke keyboard? Check. Playdough joystick? Check. The fun part is coming up with inventive ways to use it.
If you can’t tear your 17 year old away from Minecraft, why not let them create their own MOD? Using Java, they will learn how to add their own items to the game with this course that features over 60 hours of step by step tutorials.
Have you ever wondered what is up in the sky? Budding astronomers will love staring into space with this tabletop telescope. The Orion Starblast is widely considered the best telescope for beginners and intermediate astronomers, putting the moon, planets, stars, and constellations at a glance away.
For The 17 Year Old Tool Lover
Tool lovers love nothing more than having some new tools to play around with.
There is a reason why the Leatherman is one of the best selling multi tools. With 17 different useful tools, this is a full featured multitool. You get knives, different sized screwdrivers, saws, a can opener, and more. All the tools are easy to release and lock into place when not in use.
With this pocket knife in your pocket you will be able to face the world at any time. These tools come in handy on a daily basis. All of the 33 tools are both practical and functional. Scissors, tweezers, screwdrivers . . . you name it this Swiss army knife has it. The best part? All of the tools fold into a compact 3.5″ form factor.
What 17 year old boy wouldn’t love a basic set of tools for doing handiwork around the house? In this Stanley kit, you get everything from wrenches to screwdrivers. Everything is nicely package in a plastic box so it is easy to find the tools when you need them.
This cool key chain reduces the bulkiness in your pocket. It holds up to 7 keys in a compact form similar to a Swiss army knife. It’s not only stylish but very practical as well. It’s a lot easier to sit down without your keys rattling around and facing different ways in your pocket.
Shaped like a bug, this lightweight and inexpensive LED flash light has bendable legs on it that allow you to make it stand, direct it, and even attach it to other objects. It’s great to carry it around and use it in any place where it is too dark to see.
17 year old boys will love fiddling around with this lock picking set. Who isn’t interested in how locks work? Because the practice lock that comes with the kit is transparent anyone can learn to pick it with the included lock picks. It’s a fun way to get into picking locks before moving onto more difficult types of locks.
If you go camping, running in the dark, or on any outdoor adventures you need a hands free headlamp. At 168 lumens on its brightest setting, this headlamp from Vitchelo is extremely bright. When you go outside in the dark, it can light a path in front of you for about 110 meters. It features 3 beam settings and both a red and white LED light.
For school or camping, this Osprey Quasar backpack is absolutely the best. The company is known for its high quality outdoor backpacks. With plenty of pockets and made to carry a large 15 to 17 inch laptop, this backpack is perfect for high school. The backpack will safely hold a laptop, textbooks, notebooks, and have plenty of room to boot. With its high quality, this one might last you through college.
This might be the best flashlight ever. At 1000 lumens, it’s one of the brightest flashlights that you can buy. Nighttime will seemingly turn into daylight. The best part? Its small form factor easily fits in your shirt or pant pocket. Instead of being round, the flashlight is flat which means it doesn’t roll around and fits comfortably in your hand.
For The 17 Year Old Car Lover
Car lovers are always talking about their new car, making engine sounds everywhere they go, and constantly working on their car. Here is a list of gifts that will make your 17 year old car lover go vroom.
It’s a good idea to create a kit for your car in case of an emergency. With 66 pieces, Top Gear has done the work for us. The kit contains everything from light sticks to jumper cables. Just keep the kit in your trunk and hope you will never need it.
Do you always forget to charge your phone and remember in your car? With 24 watts, this USB charger plugs into your cigarette lighter and can charge 2 high powered devices at once. The best part? The Anker Power Drive 2 charges your devices faster than other car chargers.
A USB car charger is pretty standard these days but what if a USB car charger could do more? Meet the ZUS Smart charger. It not only charges 2 USB devices in your car at the same time, but also helps you locate your car in a crowded parking lot using an app on your phone.
You will probably never need to use this but everyone should carry a seatbelt cutter and window breaker in their car. If you ever have to use it, you want to be able to find it right away. That’s where the SuperVizor comes in. It attaches to your visor using a Velcro fastener so you will be able to quickly find it when an emergency arises.
Everyone should carry around jumper cables in their car but this little gadget allows you to jumpstart your car without the need of any other car. If you never use it, the battery only needs to be recharged every six months to keep it from draining. The best part? It not only brings your car battery to life, it can charge your phone and other USB devices.
Who likes getting lost? The GPS on your phone is great but having a standalone unit that is specially designed to get you to your destination is even better. This one from Garmin might not have fancy features, but the voice prompts and clear directions get you where you need to go.
Why get a car wash when you can do it yourself with this complete kit? This kit comes with everything you need from the car wash shampoo to even wax. You car will look like new in record time.
Do your rims and wheels look dirty? Then you need the Brush Hero. It works beautifully for removing dirt and grime off your wheels and grill trim. The coolest part? It doesn’t use any batteries or electricity. Simply attach it to your garden hose and the water pressure will spin the brush.
For the 17 Year Old Artist
Does he love building stuff or sketching out a stunning comic book sketch without thinking about it? Then he will love this selection of gift ideas.
This DIY craft root beer kit gives you everything you need to make 2 gallons of tasty creamy root beer right in your own home. The only thing you need to add is sugar and brown sugar. Getting the root beer to taste perfect is an art and requires experimentation, which is part of the fun.
Would you like to make your own soda? With this DIY soda kit, you can take normal everyday drinking water and this machine will inject CO2 into it to create soda pop. It’s like turning paper into money. You can even flavor your own sodas with flavors like cola, lemon-lime, and more.
This modeling kit lets you build a super detailed model of the most iconic ship in the galaxy – the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. In order to construct the model, you have to bend small sheets of metal and use the tabs to hold the model together. You wouldn’t believe the amount of detail on this tiny model. The final model stands about 2 inches tall.
Have you ever wanted to draw comics? Illustrated by John Buscema and written by Stan Lee, this is an awesome resource for comic book artists. Written in a cheeky comic book style, the book walks you through key concepts used in comic book art such as perspective, form, anatomy, and more.
Coloring books? Nobody knows why but coloring books are all the rage these days. Apparently, they help you de-stress. This one boasts intricately detailed flora and fauna just waiting to be colored in. Don’t forget to throw in some color pencils or crayons.
Have you ever wanted to customize your shoes? Now you can customize your shoes with this acrylic leather paint. It works amazingly well on any leather surface without peeling, cracking, or flaking. Show off your skills and paint anything you like on your shoes.
Is your son a motorcycle or car nut? Then he will love building this realistic V-twin motorcycle engine out of over 100 parts. It’s very close to the real thing and gives you great insight as to how a real engine works. You can even watch it run when you are finished building it.
For The 17 Year Old Sports Lover
Looking for gifts for the 17 year old sports lover in your life? These are some of the best gift ideas for the athletes on your list.
Now you don’t have to bring your cooler along to keep your water or drink chilled throughout the day. Available in multiple sizes, Hydro Flask is a dual insulated stainless steel water bottle designed to keep drinks cold for an entire day. The best part? It doubles as a thermos for keeping tea or coffee hot for up to 6 hours.
Are you ready to get your hoops game on? There is a reason that the Wilson Evolution basketball is one of the most popular indoor basketballs. While it is designed for indoor courts, compared to other basketballs, it has an amazing grip which gives you great control. See you on the court.
What kind of jump shot do you have? This free standing portable basketball hoop is great for light basketball play in the backyard or driveway. The base must be weighted with water or sand to keep the basketball hoop planted. Using a pole, you can quickly adjust the height from 8 to 10 feet. With a 44 inch acrylic fusion backboard, the backboard performs fairly well for jump shots. Swish!
If your son loves throwing the football around with his friends, this flag foot set is a great gift idea. Now he can create teams with his friends. This set comes with everything you need to set up the game including 10 flags, belts, and cones. The belts and flags are fairly durable and designed to be tugged on. It’s good, clean, competitive fun for football fans.
Who doesn’t love playing a game of catch? Players love their gloves but it can cost up to $400 dollars for a nice glove. You don’t have to spend that much to get a nice glove. With a padded pocket, this glove from Rawlings feels and looks great. With an easy break in period, it’s the type of quality you expect from Rawlings.
Who doesn’t love darts? Anyone can play. There is something thrilling about throwing a dart at a bullseye. Yet, it takes a tremendous amount of skill and pinpoint accuracy to regularly throw darts consistently. If you want to get into throwing darts, there is no better way than the Winmau Blade 4. This dartboard is constructed out of thin wire so you don’t have to worry about the darts bouncing off the dartboard.
If you just want to just let off some steam or increase your level of your fitness, then this 70 pound bag from Everlast is a great gift for 17 year old boys. Hang it up, and punch away. This set includes gloves for protecting your hands. It brings the boxing gym to your house.
Who doesn’t like to kick around a soccer ball? Unlike a regular soccer ball, this one from Baden is designed to last. Cheap balls quickly lose their shape, rip, and don’t control well. This one is a real soccer ball. Made of high quality latex bladder, this ball is made to take abuse.
If you are looking for a great all around gym bag or sports bag, this Adidas sports bag is the perfect gift. We love the various compartments for keeping your stuff organized. Available in 3 sizes, even the small size bag is perfect for carrying around shoes, clothes, and other gym necessities. The shoe compartment is nicely vented for dirty shoes and socks.
For the sporty guy, this gymsack from Nike can be used for everything from the gym to traveling. As a gym sack, it is perfect for storing clothes, workout gear, and the essentials. The 3 separated compartments make it easy to keep things organized and neat. It’s available is several colors so you can get him his favorite color.
The Iron Gym is a great workout bar that can easily be attached to your doorway with no additional materials. It’s amazing what a great workout you can get from your own body weight. Use it to do sit ups, pull ups, or chin ups and you may never need to go to the gym again.
Free weights are great for building muscles, but not everyone has place for a bunch of weights sitting around their house. That’s why we like these adjustable dumbbells. You can quickly adjust the weights of the dumbbells simply by adding or removing the discs.
Pushups are a great exercise for building the upper body but they can take a toll on the wrists. Perfect Pushup is designed to put less stress on your wrists while maximizing the burn you get across your chest muscles. The set includes two pushup handles that swivel. The handles help distribute your weight better on your hands and the swiveling action helps you work a wider range of muscles.
Who has all day to work out or go to the gym? From the creator of Insanity, Shaun T’s latest workout program promises you’ll get a great body working just 25 minutes a day for 5 days a week. You might be able to cancel your gym membership.
If he’s a fun loving guy, your teen is going to love Tiki Toss. In this simple but addictive party game, players attempt to toss a ring on a hook. It’s a cool and unexpected twist on the game of darts.
Serious athletes who want to get in the best shape of their life will love the Fit Bit Blaze. This is not only a fitness tracker, it’s also a Smartwatch that gives you access to all of your notifications right on your wrist. Fitness lovers will love the ability to monitor their heart rate, track their activity, and sleep patterns. The best part? The battery lasts for a few days.
This is no ordinary Frisbee. While it is great for throwing in the daylight, it has a built in LED light that makes it look like a UFO in the dark. It’s easy to throw and catch, and the illumination makes it fun to play with in low light conditions. You might want to stay up all night.
Sports fans will love this NFL themed ugly sweater. It’s ugly enough to get you in the holiday spirit. Wear it to your next ugly sweater party and cheer for the team you love.
Just about everyone would like to be Stephen Curry. For most of us, wearing his shoes is going to be the closest we can get. While the shoes won’t suddenly make you shoot better, they look super cool.
Your 17 year old will love making his room his own with these great gift ideas for his room.
This Pac Man light is the perfect gift for gamers. Shaped like a ghost, this mood light phases through 16 different colors. In party mode, watch the Ghost change to the beat of music. Invite some friends over for a geek party.
Ping pong is super fun but who has room for a full size ping pong table. The Pongo Table set turns any ordinary table into a ping pong table. That way you can play table tennis anywhere even on the dinner table. The portability allows you to take table tennis everywhere you go.
Filled with memory foam, your 17 year old will love playing video games in this bean bag chair all day. Measuring 4 feet in circumference, it’s the perfect size for teens who just want to chill out. When he is not playing video games in it, you might even want to take a nap in it.
Does he love sports or worship his favorite team? Then he will love hanging one of these MLB, NBA, NCAA, or NBA sports banners in his room. It’s an instant upgrade to the man cave.
Now you can bring the fun of Foosball tables home with this Foosball table from Hathway. While it’s not a commercial quality foosball table, it still manages to capture all of the fun. All of the players look fairly detailed and the stadium looks pretty authentic. Let the foosball battle begin.
If you are a gamer, you have probably seen these gaming chairs all over Twitch. Shaped like a race car seat, this gaming seat is actually manufactured by a company that started out making racing seats. The faux leather material keeps you dry while the unique contours of the seat allow you to sit for several hours. It even reclines back all the way. It’s perfect for the videogamer in your life.
Do you remember Nok Hockey? This retro tabletop game is back. The game is actually a mix between air hockey and Carrom. In the 2 player game, players try to knock the wooden puck into the opponent’s goal using the hockey sticks. Direct shots are cool but bank shots are where it is at.
Get your 17 year old a blanket with his favorite NFL team on it. That way when he is sleeping, he will dream about his favorite team winning the superbowl.
Books For 17 Year Old Boys
Choosing books for 17 year old boys is deceptively difficult. Even if he hates the thought of reading, he will love looking through . . . we meant reading these books.
Star Wars fans will love this visual dictionary that showcases the many visual elements of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film. With 80 pages filled with information on the characters, creatures, props, and more, the book really gives more depth to the film. Fans will love the layout of the book with huge pictures along with the informative descriptions.
Pew Die Pie made a name for himself by becoming one of the most famous Youtubers. His video gaming channel is one of the most watched on Youtube. We never expected him to write a book. This is not really a book but really a picture book with some of his most famous lines. You might find yourself repeating some of them over and over.
If there ever was a bible written on how to be a man, the Manual To Manhood would be it. If you have a 17 year old, this book is a must have. It’s filled with helpful information that nobody wants to ask. Besides, who wants to listen to their parents talk about things like girls, folding shirts, or managing money. It goes in one ear and out the other.
Did you know that the longest human chest hair measured 9.25 inches? The Guinness Book Of World Records is filled with so many world records in all different areas from human feats to Minecraft. The bigger than life pictures bring the book to life.
Gamers will love this neat spin on the Guinness Book Of World records. The entire book is filled with fun facts about games. Did you know that the longest running video game series is Madden NFL? There is even a huge section on Minecraft. Even gamers need some time away from the television screen.
Do you love collecting various concert or event tickets? Here is a handy little album for keeping ticket stubs from your favorite events from concerts to movies to ball games. Along with sleeves to collect the tickets, there is even a little place to write a small description. It’s a great way to preserve memories.
Are you over Nerf guns and waters guns? How would you like to build your own weapons that go boom? With 16 different projects from a match powered rocket to a monster cannon, this book has everything to satisfy the pyromaniac in you. You’ll use hair spray to power a potato cannon and even air pressure to fire projectiles. The book gives you a nice background about all of the weapons and the emphasis on safety is welcomed.
Make: Electronics is the perfect intro to creating your own electronics. Unlike traditional textbooks that focus on electronics, this book is not about the theory. You get in there and build stuff. There is no complex math to really worry about. You’ll learn how to solder, identify resistors, capacitors, and more. With this book, anybody can get into electronics.
There is a reason that teens have fallen in love with the Hunger Games. In this grim dystopian tale of survival, Katniss must battle the evil forces to survive. Each year a boy and girl must participate in the Hunger games. Somehow, Katniss finds herself caught up in the Hunger Games. Will Katniss survive? Find out in this trilogy that includes all the books.
Fans of the Hunger games will find a lot to love in this sci fi thriller. 30 teenage boys suddenly find themselves trapped in maze. They have no idea how they got there. Everything changes when 16 year old Thomas arrives. With plenty of action, you will discover if the boys manage to get out of the maze in this set that includes the entire series.
For The 17 Year Old Movie Lover
Inspired by the movies? These gift boxed sets will be perfect for your movie lover.
If you have even wanted to get caught up on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, it’s here on Blu-Ray. You’ll see everything from the epic Clone War to Anakin Skywalker’s journey to the dark side. It’s a great collection for those who want to get into the Star Wars saga.
For The 17 Year Old Board Game Lover
Few things in life can get family and friends together like a good board game. These board games make great gift ideas for 17 year old boys.
Pandemic Legacy is one of the best board games ever created. The game starts out with a deadly virus spreading across the world. As you are playing with friends, you will cause permanent changes to the board, characters, and even components. Sometimes even new things will be brought into the game. Objectives will dynamically shift as the story changes. If doesn’t sound like your typical board game, that’s because it isn’t. You have to play this.
Ticket To Ride is a simple to play but challenging game for 2-5 players. It’s a strategy game where the object is to build the longest train routes. You can play nice and allow your opponents to claim their routes or make things interesting by blocking their routes.
Settlers of Catan is a really fun game when you understand the rules. The game is played with 3-4 players. The idea is that everybody has landed on an undiscovered island and one player has to try to rule the island. Players do this by building stuff and collecting resources from other players. What makes this game fun is that the game board changes every time you play, which makes for some interesting strategy.
Codenames doesn’t really sound exciting on paper but once a group of friends start playing you can’t stop. It’s a word game with a spy theme. There are 2 different teams each with their own words. Each team has one member that must give clues called the spymaster. The spymaster must use a one word clue to get his team to guess as many words as possible without saying the word. The team that guesses all of their words first wins.
With great artwork, Exploding Kittens features the artwork Matthew Inman, who is behind the Oatmeal. It’s a card game where the idea is to avoid the exploding kitten card in the deck. It’s sort of like Uno with kittens. All of the illustrations on the cards are hysterical, which adds to the charm of the game.
With 5000 different phrases, this electronic version of Catch Phrases is a great party game for teens. The game is super simple to understand. Words pop on the screen and you have to get others to guess the phrase without saying it. That’s the only rule so feel free to dance, act, or sing!
For The Fashionable 17 Year Old Guy
It’s hard shopping for clothes for guys. If you like it, it is likely to embarrass him. These fashion accessories are sure to complement his style without embarrassing him.
If you are looking for a tough watch that is stylish, the Casio G-Shock watch is a great gift for 17 year old boys. It’s built for the rugged lifestyles of teenage boys so you don’t have to worry about it breaking. The actual watch is a good solid timepiece with both military and standard time.
Socks might sound like a pretty boring gift, but just about 17 year old boy needs socks. These athletic socks from Under Armour come is several fashionable styles so you can find the perfect pair. They fit snuggly are perfect for basketball. All you need is matching shoes.
There are a ton of texting gloves out there but how many of them look this classy and gorgeous. Made out of leather, these leather gloves allow you to interact with your phone’s screen while keeping your hands warm.
This retro messenger bag holds everything you need to take to class from your keys to your wallet. It even holds a 14 inch notebook or tablet. Fashionable and practical, there are plenty of compartments inside for keeping things organized. The magnetic snaps keep the bag closed.
Football fans will love this beautiful leather wallet with their favorite team’s logo on it. It holds everything that a normal wallet holds including credit cards, cash, and id cards. He will love showing it off to all his friends.
Available is several colors, this flat bill hat from Adidas is simple but stylish. The headband is designed to keep you dry. Since it goes with everything, you can wear it every day whether you are skating or playing ball.
Everybody needs a beanie that they can just throw on at any time. Available in several different colors, this beanie from Neff is light and not super bulky. It keeps you warm but is thin enough that you don’t have to remove it indoors.
While he may hate everything else, just about every 17 year old boy will love rocking this hoodie from Under Armor. Yah, it’s a hoodie but Under Armor hoodies are extra special because they are super high quality in just about every way from color to fit to the material. When you are outside the hoodie keeps the wind out. When you go indoors the fabric is breathable so that you don’t feel all stuffed up.
Are you a Jedi? Seriously, this might be the coolest bathrobe ever created. The hood and sleeves are perfect for playing out your favorite Star Wars scenes. All you need is the voice. You might even find yourself using this as a pair of pajamas because you are going to love walking around the house with it.
Do you find yourself constantly arguing with your son? Your son will get a crack out of this shirt especially since it fits his personality.
Your 17 year old boy will have a lot of fun with this T-shirt. When you ask him about his ninja disguise, he can flip it up on his head to reveal the ninja mask. Watch out he knows karate!
Is he ready to start shaving? Electric razors make things super easy. You don’t really need a razor with the latest wiz bang features, this one from Philips will take care of those pesky whiskers. The flexible head is supposed to give you a closer shave. It’s quiet, light, and holds a charge for about 30 minutes. What more could you want?
Don’t you hate when your belt doesn’t fit you just right? The Mission belt has an adjustable ratchet buckle that allows you to slide the belt to the correct size. It’s the belt that grows and shrinks with you.
Many people mistake Perry Ellis 360 for Acqua di Gio. That’s great because Perry Ellis is nowhere as expensive. With a fresh lavender scent, it’s a great scent whether you are working out or going somewhere formal. It’s a nice upgrade from Axe which everyone one in high school seems to be sporting.
Nobody wants to smell like a caveman. Axe has a super popular line of fragrances among teens. The Axe gift set includes a body wash, body spray, and antiperspirant stick. Most people like Phoenix which has a clean masculine scent. These fragrances are super powerful so if you don’t want your girlfriend to get a headache, don’t overdo it.
Everybody loves Northface jackets because they go with anything. This jacket is available is just about every color you can think off so you’ll be able to find his perfect color. It’s a real nice athletic jacket that fits just right. It might be his new favorite jacket.
There are a ton of beanies but how many of them have a headlamp built into them. What the heck? The beanie not only keeps you warm it provides illumination when it is dark. It is perfect for camping or for sneaking out of the house.
For The 17 Year Old Foodie
Who doesn’t love eating? Chocolate baskets, sweets, and more sweets. Yum.
Who wouldn’t love this Coke fridge in their bedroom? Not only does it keep drinks cool, it looks pretty rad too. Everyone will want to chill out in your room.
This 15 inch gumball machine is not a toy. Made out of glass, this colorful candy dispenser works just like a real gumball machine. You can even set it up so your friends have to put coins in to dispense the candy inside. Even the amount of candy that gets dispensed is adjustable. Fill it up with gumballs or any small snacks.
If you love chocolate, this jumbo sized 5 pound Hershey Bar is for you. It tastes just like a normal Hershey bar except it is impossible to eat in one sitting or even a week.
Your 17 year old will be in chocolate heaven with this golden gift box filled with 18 pieces of heavenly Ferrero Rocher chocolate. These soft creamy chocolates with a hazelnut inside melt in your mouth. Hopefully he isn’t diabetic because he is going to want to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
Here is a wonderful way to say Happy Birthday without spending a lot. The box has such a beautiful design and there are 6 ounces of assorted chocolate truffles inside. Each chocolate is individually wrapped.
Who doesn’t love gummy bears? At over 1000 times the size of a regular gummy bear, this is the biggest baddest gummy bear of them all. Weighing 5 pounds, this giant gummy bear will crush a normal gummy bear.
Do you love Snickers? This giant Snicker bar has to be seen to be believed. It’s like a Snicker bar with chocolate, peanuts, carmel, and nougat got shoved through a microscope. Weighing 1 pound, it’s the Snicker Bar you have always dreamed of.
Star Wars fans will love drinking out of this sculpted Darth Vader mug. How awesome is this? It’s freaking huge and the inside is hollowed out. Drinking coffee just went out of this galaxy.
Who doesn’t love pizza and chocolate? Mix the two and you get a pizza like no other. This candy pizza features a chocolate crust, popcorn cheese, and your choice of candy toppings. Measuring 10 inches and weighing 1 pound, this pizza is the perfect treat for those with a sweet tooth.
Fun Ways To Give Gift Cards And Money
Is your 17 year old boy impossible to shop for? He will love cash or gift cards. Here are fun ways to dress up these ordinary gifts.
Is the 17 year old boy on your list difficult to buy for? He probably will love money, but giving cash is so boring. The Money Maze Puzzle turns ordinary cash into an exciting gift. In order to unlock the cash, he must first solve a puzzle. This money maze puts a unique spin on the traditional gift of cash.
Here’s a fun and novel way to give cash. Sadly, this is not a money machine and does not come with any money. It’s just an empty box with money graphics on it. The idea is to tape a bunch of bills together and stick it inside. When you pull it out, it supposed to be like it is printing the money out.
Look it is a motion activated motion controlled video game called Extreme Chores. Just kidding! This is a prank gift box. Simply wrap you real gift inside this funny box and have fun watching the face of your 17 year old when he opens his gift.
This Puzzle Pod Crytex is a lot of fun. It is a perfect way to give a Birthday or Christmas gift. Simply put the gift card or money inside and set a 5 letter combination that unlocks it. Then give him a chance to solve the puzzle. Once he gives up and says he’s going to break it, give him a couple of riddles to solve or make him to chores to reveal the combination.
Here’s a fun way to give gift cards or cash. Buy a pair of cargo pants and then put the cash or gift cards in each of the pockets. Spread it around. He will love revealing each gift card or bill in each pocket.
Does he love Starbucks? Then nothing could be more valuable to him than a gift card to Starbucks. Coffee! This gift card makes an excellent stocking stuffer.
Who doesn’t love Amazon? You can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card. Amazon has everything from videogames to the coolest electronics.
If you don’t know what to get your son anymore and he is a video gamer, just get him a Gamestop gift card. That way he can pick out the game he likes.
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