We’ve scoured the stores all year to find the best gifts for 18 year old boys. With over 150 gift ideas, there is something for every interest whether you are looking for Birthday or Christmas gifts for 18 year old boys.
What are best gifts for an 18 year old boy? Turning 18 is a huge milestone for teenage boys. Your teenager is finally blossoming into an adult and ready to take on the world by themselves. 18 year old boys love sports, video games, tech gadgets, music, and of course girls. Many 18 year old boys are graduating high school and preparing to start college or a job, so a gift that helps them with the transition will be greatly appreciated.
Not all 18 year old boys are the same, so we’ve created a gift guide based on different interests whether he’s an adventurer or gadget lover. An 18th Birthday happens only once, and it should be remembered with a special gift so we have included a few splurge-worthy gift ideas. With over 600 gift ideas, we’ve got a wide selection of gift ideas for every interest. Check out the best gift ideas for 18 year old guys.
For the 18 Year Old Gamer
There has never been a better time to be a gamer. These consoles, games and accessories are sure to tickle the fancy of the 18 year old gamer on your list.
Nintendo SwitchAges 6+
The Nintendo Switch represents a return to form for Nintendo with its latest hybrid console. It’s a portable and home console in one. It’s an engineering marvel how it seamlessly transitions between modes and it’s a pure delight to play your favorite games at home or on the go. Battery life comes in around 3 to 6 hours, depending on the games you’re playing. The Switch is the must-have holiday hit. Supply will be limited due to high demand for the holidays so secure yours while supplies last.
Super NES ClassicAges 6+
The SNES Classic collects 21 mostly amazing games from the 90s in an adorable nostalgic console. While there may be cheaper and easier ways to play some of the greatest games of the 16-bit era, none of them feel this good. Nintendo has opted for quality over quantity with the game library. There are over a dozen genre-defining, headliner franchises like Zelda, Super Mario World, and more. The games are gorgeously emulated for HD screens. Suspend points allow you to save at any point in the game and there’s even a rewind feature. With two controllers, multiplayer is an option right out of the box. Nintendo has another holiday hit up its sleeves.
NES Classic Edition
This summer the NES Classic makes its triumphant return! Reimagined in miniature form, the NES Classic Edition features 30 of the greatest retro Nintendo games. Play classics like Super Mario Bros., Zelda, Donkey Kong and more. Now you’re playing with power! It’s the perfect gift for gamers and collectors.
New Nintendo 3DS XLAges 7+
A New Nintendo 3DS XL is joining the family. Meet the new Super NES Edition. The SNES Classic is so popular with fans so this is a perfect new edition to satisfy fans. It comes bundled with a download for Super Mario Kart. The 3DS XL plays all your favorites from Mario to Zelda to Smash Bros. and more! It even plays DS games but not in 3D. The real marvel is how Nintendo was able to bring real 3D to the 3DS without requiring any special 3D glasses. This is our top portable pick for playing games and great for a break from all the studying and homework. Who says you can’t work hard and play harder?!
New Nintendo 2DS XL
Th 2DS XL makes a great gift idea for teen boys who love portable gaming on the go. It features the clamshell design and performs well. The best part? It play DS and 3DS games – in 2D, of course. Upgrade to the 3DS XL if you’d rather experience games in a cool new dimension.
Xbox One X
Microsoft has touted the Xbox One X as the most powerful console on the planet. They’ve also said that this is not for everyone. It’s for gaming purists who want that extra horsepower to play their games with the smoothest framerates, incredible draw distances, and the highest visual fidelity. Did we mention the games look absolutely stunning on a 4K ultra HD TV. It doesn’t get any better than this! The Xbox One X is in short supply and selling out so it may be difficult to get your hands on this hot ticket item.
Xbox One S
It’s the Xbox One S. What’s not to love? Microsoft has improved just about every aspect of the system with a sleek modern look. The interface allows you to control all your entertainment through the system. The best part? The games. The Xbox One offers a great collection of games for 18 year old gamers from the latest Call Of Duty and Destiny 2 to Battlefield 5 and more.
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle
This Target-exclusive bundle features a special Minecraft edition of the 1 TB Xbox One S. You get a Xbox One S console with Minecraft graphics, a Creeper-themed controller, Minecraft and the Redstone Skin Pack. This package also comes with a convenient stand to display your Xbox One vertically so all your friends can see this work of art in all its glory.
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Limited Edition Console – Marvel’s Spider-Man BundleAges 13+
Spider-Man is one of the biggest upcoming releases for the PS4. Sony has created a special limited edition of the PS4 Pro with a sleek Amazing Red finish with a spider icon, matching wireless controller, and a copy of the smash-hit Spider-Man. PS4 Pro offers the best way to experience the game with enhanced visual fidelity. The bundle also includes digital content.
Sony PlayStation 4 Slim
While the PlayStation 4 came out a few years ago, it is still the best place to play the coolest video games. The system is slightly more powerful than the Xbox One. If he doesn’t already own the PlayStation 4, he will probably love you forever if he receives one as a gift. This year you’ll have a blast playing the new Call of Duty game and there is even an optional VR headset. Greatness has arrived!
Virtual reality is here. Designed to work with the PlayStation 4, the PlayStation VR headset allows you to experience virtual worlds and movies in 360-degrees. With the most affordable headset, Sony is bringing VR to all PlayStation gamers. With hundreds of VR titles, gamer developers and filmmakers are on board to deliver the next generation of entertainment.
The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. It’s mainstream VR because it’s dead simple to use and eliminates the bulk and cables. Think of it as a self-contained version of the Gear VR. Choose from 32 or 64GB of storage. The more memory, the more entertainment you can take with you. Before using the Go, you have to pair it with an iOS or Android phone to connect it to your Wi-Fi. The biggest surprise is how easy it is to use and comfortable it is to wear. Expect around 2.5 hours of battery life with video and roughly 2 hours for games. With a low starting price point, it’s the easiest way for most people to jump into VR.
The HTC VIVE may be more expensive than other players but it is for good reason. Simply put, the VIVE offers the most advanced VR on the market to date. It comes with a custom pair designed VR controllers and two base stations that allow tracking up to 15 sq ft for a full-scale VR experience. It’s strongest selling point is how it marries freedom of movement and intuitive controls with a capable headset. While it’s not the most comfortable of the headsets, it’s among the most user-friendly. Prepare to be immersed in amazing virtual worlds from the comfort of your home.
Oculus Rift Touch
While you need a superpowered computer, the Oculus Rift headset promises to bring virtual reality to PC gamers. For those who don’t have a modern system, you can get the headset bundled with a PC powerful enough to run the headset. The headset comes bundled with games and the innovative Touch controllers to get you started immersing yourself in mesmerizing new worlds.
Arcade 1Up Street Fighter II Arcade
Imagine building and owning your own arcade cabinet of Street Fighter II. That’s exactly what you get with this cabinet from Arcade 1Up. Relive the glory days of arcade gaming and engage in classic Street Fighter competition in the pleasure of your home for a fraction of other arcade cabinets. The best part? No quarters are required, so play on! This arcade features 3 games: Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo. Invite your friends over and see who’s the real champ.
Tiny Arcade Pac-Man Miniature Arcade GameAges 8+
Bring home the classic arcade action of Pac-Man with this miniature arcade game. This arcade features an authentic and faithful recreation of the original Pac-Man arcade game, complete with decals and gameplay. There’s even mini joysticks and buttons so you can play until your heart’s content without worrying about poppin’ another quarter. Perfect gift for gamers.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Rated M
There is a new Call Of Duty game out this year and that means your teen boy is going to want it for Christmas. With its simplistic fragging gameplay, anyone can pick this game up and mow down hordes of enemies. The game introduces many big new changes. First, it’s more tactical and features a new health system. The specialists are more refined. Now there’s a team-centric 5-on-5 game and battle royale mode called Blackout. The game is rated M for intense violence and gore, so you decide whether you want your teen playing.
Call of Duty: WWII Gold EditionRated M
Many gamers have been playing Call Of Duty for years and every year it is just as fun. There is something so thrilling about playing clan wars with a bunch of friends. This year you have the option to play the main campaign online with friends, but everyone knows that the most addictive aspect is the multiplayer. This year we are getting a wide variety of maps and fun customizations. The Gold Edition features The Resistance DLC Pack I bonus content.
NBA 2K19Rated E
NBA 2K19 makes a few changes to the formula that don’t quite gel with the overall product. The microtransactions are questionable. Practically everything in the game requires virtual currency from the shoes, clothes, tattoes and more. Despite this shortcoming, it’s a genuinely entertaining basketball experience. The presentation and player animations heighten the authenticity of the game. The gameplay feels smooth thanks to a consistent 60 FPS framerate. If you don’t mind the microtransactions and grind, you’ll have a blast.
Destiny 2: ForsakenRated T
Forsaken will change the Destiny 2 experience and focus less on story in this expansion. What’s cool? It introduces Gambit, a new 4 x 4 PvE competitive mode. Given what’s happened, you’re motivated to kill everything you see. This is a game fans are going to be dying to play.
Madden NFL 19Rated E
Who wouldn’t love taking their favorite team to the Super Bowl? Madden is back and it is better than ever. The game has never felt more realistic thanks to changes with the throwing mechanics and the new Frostbite engine. Your quarterback now has the ability to control the type of throw. This means you can position the ball only where your wide receiver can catch it. Player matchups have never been more important.
Super Smash Bros. UltimateRated E10+
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate feels like a museum designed to celebrate itself. The game boasts every playable character in the series’ history plus a couple new ones for over 65 characters in its roster. Ridley will finally make his way into the game after popular demand and even Snake will be making a return. There will be a mix of old and new levels. Featuring perfect shields, a short hop, and the return of directional air dodges, it’s aiming to be a robust competitive experience. Fans can expect a faster, more technical game than ever.
Red Dead Redemption 2Rated M
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open-world, narrative-driven experience. It’s a prequel set 12 years before the first game. There will be several different versions of the game: Standard, Special, and Ultimate and PlayStation gamers will receive exclusive bonus content not offered on Xbox. The first game featured a multiplayer mode, and this could be the key to keeping players hooked on the game in a similar vein as GTA V. With intense violence, strong language, nudity, strong sexual content, and use of drugs, you decide if he should play.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildRated E10+
The most amazing feat of Breath of the Wild is that it offers the freedom to explore its vast, beautiful world. See that place in the distance – yeah, you can go there! It blows the doors off conventions and does something new at nearly every turn being an open-world adventure. The game hands you a toolbox and let’s you go nuts. This game has a ton of side quests which are varied and rarely repetitive. It’s an absolute joy to play and a must-play for any who considers themselves a gamer.
Grand Theft Auto VRated M
GTA V has a vast, beautiful open-world, innovative structure allowing to choose among three protagonists, hordes of side stories and more. There’s just so much fun to be had here. It’s a complicated and fascinating game that does things no open-world game has done before – putting you in the thick of cinematic heist sequences and other exhilarating missions. The missions are often incredible. It’s the pinnacle of open-world design and there’s no end to the ways you can make your own unstructured fun.
Battlefield VRated M
Set during WWII, there are a ton of changes to make Battlefield V the deepest and most immersive in the series. First, Grand Operations is the successor of the Operations game mode in the original Battlefield. The weapons will feature more predictable behavior so you can learn them easily. You can build structures, fortify, and even destroy buildings. Subclasses will be added, player progression will be much deeper, and there will even be a battle royale mode. The game contains intense violence, blood and gore, and strong language and is only intended for mature players.
Super Mario OdysseyRated E10+
It’s really hard not to smile while playing Super Mario Odyssey. It’s a genuinely surprising and delightful new adventure in the beloved series. It’s another brilliant redefintion of the platforming genre Mario helped popularize. Best of all, even with the story complete, it has so much more to offer. Mario Odyssey delivers on that continuation of originality and innovation. It offers best-in-class platforming action and introduces a steady stream of new and unexpected mechanics. It’s a masterpiece exclusive to Switch and another must-own for Switch users.
Mario Kart 8 DeluxeRated E
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe packs a whole lot of awesome sauce into one entertaining package. You get 48 courses, 42 diverse characters, and some neat kart parts. The graphics standout on a TV or in handheld mode. The racing is incredibly satisfying in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The new Battle Mode is reason enough to pick up this game. This is one of the most fun multiplayer games on the Switch. Invite your friends over for some thrilling Mario Kart action.
God of WarRated M
God of War is a nonstop whirlwind of emotions and bloody action. It’s a masterful composition of exceptional interlocking parts. Its design pays off in unexpected ways in both the gameplay and storyline. Kratos has been thoughtfully reimagined. Most notably, there are a couple stellar boss fights that do a fantastic job of showcasing Kratos’s God-level strength. We expected great action from God of War and it delivers that handily, but we didn’t expect it to be a thrilling journey in which every aspect complements the others to form a masterpiece that is by far the most stirring and memorable game in the series. Its world is vibrant and thoughtfully constructed and packed to the brim with secrets to uncover. The game is centered around a tale that revolutionizes a one-note character into one of gaming’s greats. It’s a must-have for PS4 owners.
Far Cry 5Rated M
Far Cry 5 is another great game in the open-world series Ubisoft is willing to have the most fun with. It may be playing a familiar tune, but all these combat, physics, and wildlife systems mix together to create unexpected moments of tense and hilarious action. The world is packed with so much to find and so much happening at any given time. What’s great? There’s never a dull moment. While the formula remains addictive, the tasks, weapons, and supernatural dream sequences feel similar to past games. However, it’s still a blast to play with the brutal combat that’s so satisfying. It’s an open-world adventure worth seeing to completion. Co-op mode achieves a whole new level of crazy. It has all the ingredients for creating a ruckus: loads of enemies and allies, fiesty wildlife, and plenty of explosions. Amist all the insanity it manages to tell a serious story with a powerful ending.
Ignite your teen’s creativity with Minecraft. He’ll enjoy crafting his own little world and going on incredible adventures with friends. When nightfall comes, build shelter to keep the monsters at bay. Experience one of the best-selling and most popular games in gaming history. If you haven’t played it yet, what are you waiting for?!
Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu / EeveeRated E
Set to debut this holiday season, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are the first Pokemon games for Switch. Fans will instantly recognize some of their familiar worlds brought to life in 3D. The game allows you to use simple motion controls to capture Pokemon. It retains the classic battling system with a cool leveling system. Are you ready to catch ’em all?! It’s a really satisfying and immersive experience fans won’t want to miss!
Super Mario PartyRated E
Super Mario Party is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game will feature fun mini games and new boards to keep things interesting and competitive. What’s cool? There’s an innovative new system allowing you to pair two Switches to play certain games. The game will feature online play as well as leaderboards. Get your friends together for some great party fun!
FIFA 19Rated E
FIFA 19 is the best FIFA game in years. While it’s not as ambitious as in previous years, it’s the small changes that come together to create a great package. It builds on previous games and creates the ultimate realization of the FIFA experience. The pacing of the game has been slowed down to help with moment to moment gameplay. Matches are now played in the mid-field – taking your time with the ball and finding the open teammate – giving the game a tactical, methodical feel.
Overwatch: Game of the Year EditionRated T
If you haven’t had a chance to play Overwatch, now’s the best time with the release of Overwatch GOTY edition. This is a shooter than knows how to surprise. It combines a handful of ideas and combines it into something spectacular. It’s got one of the most distinct and diverse casts in recent memory. The best part? There’s no single one way to play. It’s another seminal release from Blizzard and a very rewarding game.
Marvel Spider-ManRated T
Imagine becoming the emodiment of Spider-Man and swinging through New York City as your friendly neighborhood superhero. That’s exactly what Insomniac has delivered with Marvel Spider-Man, exclusive to the PS4. The best part? They’ve nailed the swinging mechanics and it feels so fun to traverse through this open world. The combat feels like Arkham but in a Spidey way. The game features an intriguing, original story, plenty of villains, and more so you bet it will be action-packed and a whole lot of fun to play. Think of it as playing an interactive Spider-Man movie. How cool is that?!
LEGO DC Super VillainsRated E10+
How would you like to play as the villains in a LEGO game? Forget the superheroes … LEGO DC Super Villains now lets you do just that in a sprawling open-world experience unlike any other. The game will feature over 100 villains and you can even create your own. Expect a solid story, as its co-written with DC. It’ll be insane with the bad guys trying to be good guys. Who knew being bad could feel so good?!
DOOM EternalRated M
DOOM Eternal is the DOOM game fans have been waiting for! This game is going to be badass and it’s going to be pure fun — delivering that same adrenaline-rush of past games, twice as many demons, and new features. Featuring strong violence, blood and gore, and more, it’s intended only for mature audiences. For die-hard FPS fans, this is the only game that really matters. Are you ready for hell on Earth?!
Forza Horizon 4Rated E
Forza Horizon 4 delivers a completely new take on Horizon. The game will be set in beautiful Britain. Players will be competing on racetracks with dynamic seasons in a shared open-world. You can play with other people in the community. The seasons change everything and deliver new gameplay like never before. The visuals and gameplay have been taken to the next level. What’s cool? During different seasons you can open up new parts of a track. By popular demand, the game will even feature a 60 FPS mode for fluid, silky-smooth motion that will blow you away. Start your engines this October 2nd!
Shadow of the Tomb RaiderRated M
Shadow of the Tomb Raider sets Lara out on a quest to stop a Mayan apocalypse. The game will feature more tombs that are deadlier than ever, more combat depth, stealth gameplay, new traversal techniques, underwater exploration and survival, and the biggest hub of any Tomb Raider. What’s not to love? Get ready for an action-packed adventure you won’t want to miss.
Just Cause 4Rated M
Love sandbox play? Then you’ll love the creative sandbox play of Just Cause 4. It’s go anywhere and do anything in this massive open-world of Solice. The new engine allows for incredible draw distances and the destruction and physics have been taken to the next level. Now there’s lightning, sandstorms, and more variety than ever. Get ready for explosive fun!
Hitman 2Rated M
Agent 47 is back in Hitman 2, which is intended for mature audiences with intense violence, strong language, and suggestive themes. Fans can expect more of what they know and love from the series: infiltrations, sniper assassinations, and more huge, intricate levels. This time the game won’t be episodic, so you’ll get to play through the entire game. It will offer a good challenge with a variety of ways to complete missions. We love that it’s a game that rewards you for your creativity. Are you ready to think deadly?
Assassin’s Creed OdysseyRated M
Intended for mature audiences, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey shakes up the franchise in a major way with a new RPG shaped by your actions and choices. You can choose to play as either a male or female character through the game and the storytelling has changed. Set in ancient Greece, your role-playing journey with take you across both land and sea. Will you become the next legendary Greek hero?
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane TrilogyRated E10+
If your teen boy loves platformers and has never played Crash games, this 3-game collection is worth playing. The gameplay remains true to the original. This is classic action platforming and it will challenge you to the core like never before. The controls could have seen an upgrade along with the visuals. This remastered version is the best way to experience the original Crash games. The Switch version includes 2 bonus levels.
Wolfenstein II: The New ColossusRated M
Everything that worked for The New Order is dialed up for round two. With instantly likeable heroes and bone-chilling villains giving emotional context to its bloody rising against high-tech Nazis, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has come to play. It’s really incredible how this story works considering how absurd it is. THe characters are outstandingly well written and acted. The main villain is the most memorably terrifying game villain. It’s filled with twists and turns that will make your jaw drop. The fast action and rewarding deaths making killing Nazis gruesomely satisfying. Stealth is an option but you can go guns blazing, too. It’s a fantastic single-player shooter and something to get excited about if you’re into FPS style narrative-driven games.
Fallout 76Rated M
Set in the hills of West Virginia, Fallout 76 is a prequel to the past games in the series. It’s roughly four times the size of Fallout 4 with different weather systems across the map. Although you can play solo like it past games, the game is played entirely online. It delivers a shared multiplayer experience in a vast open-world. What’s cool? You can join in anytime and you can choose to be a hero or villain. What will you choose?
Soul Calibur VIRated T
Does your soul still burn? Soul Calibur VI delivers new battle mechanics that raise the bar on the fighting gameplay. There are strategic counters and diverse fighting styles to suit different players. Now experience jaw-dropping visuals with the Unreal Engine. And Geralt from The Witcher joins the fight!
Celeste is not only one of the best platformers in years, it’s also one of the most important. It’s a surprise masterpiece. Its 2D platforming is some of the most challenging since Super Meat Boy with levels that are both challenging and rewarding when you beat them. There are enough secrets and extras to satisfy gamers. It’s best-in-class jumping is beautifully meshed with a sincere and meaningful story. Bottom line, it’s an incredible game you don’t want to miss.
Overcooked 2Rated E
Loved the first Overcooked? You ain’t seen nothing! Overcooked 2 is like a super version of Overcooked with more kitchens, chefs, recipes, and new mechanics. Now you can even throw raw ingredients and there are more dynamic levels to make things more interesting. And enjoy local or online play with your buddies. It’s one of the most fun co-op multiplayer experiences available for all major platforms. It’s all about trying to gel as a group. Get ready for multiplayer madness!
Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
For gamers that have an Xbox One, a prepaid subscription to Xbox Live is a no brainer. If you want to play online with friends, you need the subscription. The coolest part? Microsoft gives members free games every month.
PlayStation Plus Membership
If you don’t know what to get your PlayStation gamer, get them the PlayStation Plus subscription. It allows gamers to play online and gives users discounts, exclusive features, and more. The best part? Every month, members of the service get free games.
Nintendo Switch Online Service
Want to play your favorite Switch games online? Launching this September, the Nintendo Switch Online service allows you to play your games online for 12 months. In addition to allowing you to play online with friends, you also get access to classic NES games with online play. Lastly, you benefit from cloud backup for your save data.
Xbox Game Pass, 6-Month Subscription
With Xbox Game Pass, your teen can get his game on with hundreds of games to play on Xbox One. This digital code gives you an all-access pass for 6 months. The best part? Play some of the latest games like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, Forza, and more! It’s an unbeatable value for the price of a single game.
EA Access 12-Month Subscription
Love EA games? Get a 12-month all-access pass to EA’s library of games with EA Access. PLay everything from Madden to FIFA to Battlefield and more! There are over 50 games to experience on EA’s service. What’s cool? You even can try out new games before they’re released and you benefit from special member discounts! PLay the best of EA for less. Makes a great gift for Xbox gamers.
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
If you own a Nintendo Switch, the Pro controller is the best way to play your games. It’s much more ergonomic and comfortable to play extended sessions with this full-sized controller than the Joy-Cons. Controls are responsive and everything feels natural. The controller increases immersion with HD Rumble and battery life is fantastic at up to 40 hours. It’s definitely worth the price of admission – you won’t be disappointed.
GameCube Controller Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Edition
Nintendo knows Super Smash Bros. fans love the GameCube controller best for playing Smash. That’s why they are re-releasing a special Super Smash Bros. Ultimate edition of the original GameCube controller. Without question it’s the best way to play Smash. The controller is super responsive and feels great to play on. Don’t forget your GameCube Controller Adapter so you can play on the Switch.
HORI Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick
Looking for a legit arcade experience on Switch? Officially licensed by Nintendo, the Hori Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa fight stick is the real deal. Hands-down, it’s the best arcade stick for the Switch. The quality feels great, it’s super responsive, and it’s awesome for playing fighting games and arcade-style games. The best part? It works for PC too. You won’t be disappointed.
Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller – Sport White Special Edition
Inspired by athletic and sports lifestyle trends, this sleek new Sport White Special Edition Xbox wireless controller allows you to play in style. It sports a refreshing white design complemented by mint and silver accents. The controller also features a diamond grip to prevent slippage.
Razer Wolverine Ultimate Gaming Controller
While it is designed only for serious gamers who are looking to get an edge, the Razer Wolverine controller might be the best controller ever created. Everything from the weight of the controller to the rubberized grips feels like premium quality. The coolest part? The controller can be customized on-the-fly with interchangeable thumbsticks and D-Pads, and more. You can even remap the buttons to your liking.
8Bitdo N30 2.4G Wireless Gamepad for NES Classic Edition
So you got a NES Classic but despise that short controller cord. Meet the 8Bitdo N30 Wireless Gamepad. Free yourself from wires and play comfortably from your couch. What’s cool is that these controllers are responsive with no lag and have added turbo buttons and a super handy Home button, so you don’t have to go to the console everytime you want to change the game. It’s an essential for any NES Classic owner.
SteelSeries Nimbus Gaming Controller
Take your mobile gaming experience to new highs with the SteelSeries Nimbus. With incredible battery life over 40 hours, enjoy your games the way they were meant to be played. You’ll have more control over your games than ever. Best of all, it works on Apple TV, iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad.
Logitech Driving Force G29 Racing Wheel
If you can afford it, the Thrustmaster T-GT is the definitive racing wheel for Gran Turismo Sport and other racing games for the PS4 and PC. Hands-down, this high-quality and high-performance wheel delivers the best racing experience ever. The haptic force feedback heightens your sense of immersion and makes the racing feel more realistic. Once you give it a go – you’ll never want to play a racing game with a controller again.
Fanatec Forza Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle
Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for the ultimate Forza racing experience with this officially licensed racing wheel from Fanatec. This wheel is a beast and is perfect for playing Forza Motorsport 7. It includes a high quality wheel and pedals with excellent build quality and creates an authentic racing experience like no other. The best part? This racing wheel is compatible with the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
WD 4TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive
Don’t you hate when you don’t have enough space to download that new game? Now you don’t have to delete a whole bunch of stuff just to clear space. This Western Digital hard drive adds 4TB of external hard drive space to either the Xbox One or PS4. When you plug the external drive into the USB slot, the console automatically recognizes the drive so it is super easy to install.
SanDisk 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card for Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch only has 32GB of built-in memory, so if you plan on installing more digital games you’ll need a memory expansion card for additional storage. This 128GB card is compatible with Nintendo Switch and allows you to conveniently store all your games in one place. Also, with digital games, you don’t have to worry about lost cartridges or swapping out cartridges.
Anker PowerCore 20100 Nintendo Switch Edition
Looking to get more battery life while using your Switch on the go? Meet the Anker PowerCore 20100. It’s officially licensed by Nintendo meaning it’s safe to use with your Switch and it delivers up to 15 hours of additional playtime. Mama mia! With power delivery, you can recharge your Switch in as little as 3.5 hours and you get about 2.5 full charges. What’s great is that you can use it for your iPhone X/8 and MacBook Pro, and other devices as well.
Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro
Everybody nowadays is live streaming videogames on Twitch. When streaming, you want the best quality video to show your friends or the world all of the coolest moments. Most people are using the Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro, which works with all the modern consoles. It records high quality 1080p 60 FPS video, which means the video quality is fantastic. You can even record live commentary over the video.
Elgato Stream Deck
The Stream Deck is designed for live streaming. It’s got integration with Twitch, Twitter, Windows, Elgato products, and more. You can control your Twitch chat, post Twitter messages, change scenes, sources, and mics, record your screen, and even retroactively record the last few minutes if you have an Elgato capture card. It simplifies your life by making it easier to excecute commands while you’re live streaming a game. Best of all, it works as you’d expect. The value is pretty clear for serious streamers. What’s cool? It can even be used for video editing and folder navigation.
Epson Home Cinema 2100 1080p 3LCD Projector
Most of us play PlayStation 4 or Xbox One on an HDTV. There is nothing wrong with that. However, playing Call Of Duty on a 1080P projector designed for gaming is an experience like no other. It’s the closest to being on the battlefield. What makes this projector so special? With a 25 ms response time, it has almost no lag.
GAEMS Personal Gaming Environment
If you plan on taking your PS4 or Xbox One to your dorm room, this “suitcase” is a great way to bring the fun along. There aren’t too many cases like this. The coolest part? It’s not only a case, but it has a built in 19-inch display and speakers. While you still have to plug in everything, it’s a great option for gaming on the go.
HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset
If you play online multiplayer, you need a quality headset. With a lightweight aluminum design and a detachable microphone, the Cloud X is the headset every gamer wants. Why? Even after playing first person shooters all day long, this is the most comfortable headset ever. Because of its aluminum design, the headphones are extremely lightweight, living up to their name.
PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
While it’s made of plastic, the PlayStation Gold Wireless headset is one of the most popular PS4 headsets. For a very affordable price you are not only getting a good headset, but the headset is also wireless. Setting them up is extremely simple and the 7.1 sound means you will hear every gunshot whizzing on by.
FPS Freek Thumbsticks
Here is an inexpensive gift for the gamer in your life. These raised thumbsticks for your controllers make it easier to stay on target, leading to more accuracy. They work especially well for first person shooters.
Xbox One Play and Charge Kit
The standard Xbox One controller runs on AA batteries. The Play and Charge Kit includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery so you don’t have to burn through AA batteries every day. It is so much easier to just plug in the included charging cable and charge the battery when the battery of your controller is running low.
DinoFire PS4 Controller Charger
If you are tired of your controllers dying in the middle of your game, this charging station is the perfect gift. Designed for PlayStation 4, it allows you charge two controllers at the same time on cradles. It’s a completely standalone product that doesn’t take too much space so you don’t need to turn on your console to charge your controllers.
PowerA Joy-Con & Pro Controller Charging Dock – Nintendo Switch
Looking to charge your Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Cons? This charging dock from Power A allows you to conveniently charge your Pro controller and Joy-Cons. An indicator tells you when they are fully charged. The best part? You can charge both controllers at the same time. It also doubles as a handy storage unit so everything is neatly organized.
Xbox One Media Remote
Forget using your Xbox controller to control your media. Take charge of your entertainment experience with the Xbox One Media Remote. It’s intuitive to use for controlling your Blu-ray movies and conveniently operates from up to 30-feet away. The best part? You don’t have to keep turning on your Xbox controller anymore! It’s a great remote combining form and function.
Collective Minds PSVR Charge & Display Stand
So you got a new PSVR headset? This is the perfect accessory to complement your new VR headset. Not only does it serve as a display, but it also conveniently docks and charges your PSVR headset, two Dual Shocks, and two Move controllers. Charging is rapid and an indicator shows you when it has been fully charged.
Zettaguard HDMI Switcher Hub Port
For those don’t have enough of HDMI ports to hook up their media equipment, this HDMI switch solves the problem. You can hook up to 4 devices to the switch and the Kinivo switch takes care of the rest automatically switching to the active input.
Cable Management Sleeve
Don’t you just hate all those unsightly cluttered cables behind the TV? This easy to use cable sleeve from Joto allows you to bring order to the chaos. They conveniently wrap as many as eight to ten cables and make everything look a whole lot cleaner. And a cleaner look is much better indeed.
DXRacer Gaming Chair
The DXRacer chairs are the hottest new gaming chairs. They are all over Twitch. It’s actually manufactured by a company that designs racing seats, which is why it looks so cool. These chairs are pretty comfy and force you to sit correctly. The pillows provide great back and neck support. In the late hours, the reclinability feature is pretty rad as it allows you to go completely horizontal.
Merax Gaming Chair
If you don’t want to break the bank on a DXRacer this Merax Gaming Chair is the next best thing. It looks super stylish and provides excellent all day comfort thanks to its brilliant ergonomics. It’s a great value and comparable to a DXRacer chair.
AmazonBasics Low-Back Computer Chair
If you’re looking for a no-frills computer chair for your teen boy, this AmazonBasics chair delivers the goods. It supports a maximum weight of 250 pounds and provides all day comfort. The chair swivels and allows for ease of mobility thanks to its built-in wheels.
TCL 55R617 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
What better gift could you get for your gamer than a massive 55-inch 4K TV? Not only is this a 4K TV with stunning image quality, but it also packs in a Roku box into the system. Your games will look extraordinary on this TV. Hook up an Xbox One X and you’re in for a visual treat. Plus, stream your favorite shows. There’s always something good to watch.
Hover X+ Ultimate Gamer’s LapDesk
The Hover X+ is like the ultimate command center for gamers. In fact, it was designed by gamers for gamers. It’s perfect for using 17 inch laptops with ample space for a mousepad and even a dock to hold your tablet or smartphone. The set includes a mousepad and built-in ventilation to keep your gaming sessions going strong. It’s a match made in heaven for gaming laptops.
Atlantic Gaming Desk Pro
Are you in market for a gaming desk for your 18 year old son? This Atlantic Gaming Desk Pro delivers a minimalist and stylish design that fits in well with most décor. It’s the perfect addition to his gaming room. The desk has a spacious surface with ample storage space for your gaming accessories. It accommodates up to a 32-inch LCD monitor.
FlexiSpot Adjustable Standing Desk Riser
The FlexiSpot Standing Desk is one of the most versatile desks around. Sitting at a desk all day can be exhausting. But this desk allows you to stand and play all day without all that pressure on your back. You’ll be able to play longer Call of Duty sessions with friends. And if you want to use it as a regular desk, you can do that, too. Making the transition is easy.
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A5 Gaming PC
This CyberPowerPC is a great gaming PC under a grand. While it doesn’t have the latest graphics card, the GTX 1060 will support most games with medium to high settings. The i5 processor is speedy fast to run your games and applications like PhotoShop and video editing software. The processor can be upgraded to a faster i7 and a GTX 1080 if you want to max out performance. The PC has a cool glass panel with red LED lighting inside so you can see the internals of the PC.
Corsair CS-9000011-NA ONE PRO Compact Gaming Desktop PC
Given this is Corsair’s first complete PC, they went straight for the enthusiast and high-end gamer. Although it doesn’t support RGB lighting, the overall design looks clean and modern. The build quality on the One Pro is outstanding. Don’t be fooled by it’s size – this bad boy packs some serious power to run all your favorite games on high to ultra settings. Sweeet!
Origin PC CHRONOS Desktop
The Origin PC Chronos Desktop is a small form factor gaming beast. It includes up to 4 SSDs and 1 HDD. You can orient the machine either horizontally or vertically. You can get it with up to an overclocked GeForce GTX Titan X. This is a liquid-cooled system and you can get it with up to an i7 processor and 32GB RAM for maximum gaming performance. It’s one of the most powerful and customizable small form factor desktops.
Razer Blade 15
The Razer Blade 15 is the best gaming laptop, delivering high-end graphics performance. Not only does it deliver great performance, but it also has great build quality and looks fantastic. Rocking an 8th gen i7 processor, GTX 1070 Max-Q, and 16GB RAM, it can easily handle your favorite games on high/ultra settings. Expect around 5-6 hours of battery life, which is pretty decent for a beast like this. Combining excellent visual and audio performance with beautiful aesthetics, the Blade 15 is the best in its class of thin and light gaming laptops.
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
The MSI GS65 can compete head-to-head with the Razer Blade 15 but is only held back by build quality. It delivers incredible gaming performance in the thinnest and lightest laptop in its class. It packs an i7, GTX 1060/1070, and 16/32GB DDR4 RAM, depending on your configuration. Battery life comes in at 5 hours and it stays relatively cool. The speakers are decent but pale in comparison to the Blade 15.
Acer Nitro 5
If you’re in the market for an affordable gaming laptop the Acer Nitro 5 is a great choice. Equipped with an i5 processor, GTX 1050 Ti, and 16GB DDR4 RAM, it can handle most games on medium settings without much strain. Just don’t expect to reach those high settings, as you get what you pay for. It’s a great budget-level gaming laptop that delivers beefy performance for the money while cutting a few corners.
BenQ ZOWIE 27-inch HD Gaming Monitor
Do you play first-person shooters competitively? Regular LCD HDTVs are not really designed for the fast action of videogames. Available in both 24-inch and 27-inch sizes, this BenQ monitor gives you close to zero input lag with a 1ms response time. Hook it up a PS4, Xbox One, or PC and in fast games like first-person shooters, you never miss your target.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming Graphics Card
If you want to achieve those ultimate settings on your games – you’ll need a powerful graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1080. This is one of the best graphics cards out on the market with 8GB GDDR5X of memory. This bad boy is blazing fast and delivers the power you need to run your games at the best settings. Go ahead and throw any game you like at it. You’ll be beyond impressed at what this delivers.
Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse
Whether you’re using it for regular use or eSports, the DeathAdder is one of the best mice around. It feels comfortable in your hand and delivers the precision and accuracy you need in FPS games. The amazing thing is you can move quickly and it still keeps up even during intense battles. Chroma lighting adds some beautiful eye-candy as icing on the cake.
Logitech G602 Gaming Wireless Mouse
The Logitech G602 is one of the best gaming mice. Its battery life is an unprecedented 250 hours on a single charge. It delivers the performance you expect with zero lag whatsoever and it’s super responsive in the heat of battle. Its well-designed ergonomics ensure comfort while you play.
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad
The SteelSeries QcK is an inexpensive gaming mouse pad that delivers optimal performance. It’s the same pad pro gamers trust. The smooth surface allows your mouse to easily glide along its surface without obstruction and without scratching your desk’s surface. It’s the best of both worlds.
Razer Firefly Chroma Lighted Gaming Mouse Pad
The Razer Firefly Chroma is one of the most beautiful gaming mouse pads around. It illuminates with 16.8 different color options to dazzle your eyeballs and create a striking look. In addition to looking super cool, the Firefly Chroma is a serviceable gaming mouse pad that does it’s job well and doesn’t get in the way.
Corsair K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
Corsair’s K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard is one of the best keyboards for gamers. It features that cool RGB lighting and delivers the responsive performance you need for your games. It’s a durable keyboard that doesn’t disappoint. When speed makes the difference between life and death in games, you’ll know you made a great choice.
Razer Ornata Chroma Keyboard
The Ornata Chroma from Razer is one of the top gaming keyboards. You’ve never felt anything like the amazing mecha-membrane keyboard on the Ornata. It’s fast and responsive just how gamers like. The built-in wristwrest adds to your overall comfort when using this keyboard. You’ll be impressed by the performance and love the RGB lights.
Logitech C920 Webcam
The Logitech C920 is one of the best-selling webcams. This flagship webcam records excellent 1080p video and it’s super easy to use. It’s compatible with both desktops or laptops. The best part? It even works with Skype so you can stay connected with friends and family.
Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
If you’re looking for a good 5.1 surround sound system, the Logitech Z906 doesn’t disappoint. This speaker set delivers rich, THX-quality sound with a good touch of bass that’s impressive. With 1000 watts of power, you can fill up your entire room with booming sound that has stunning clarity. These are perfect for the living room or game room.
Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Computer Speakers
This 200-watt 2.1 system from Klipsch is also THX certified for great sound quality. It’s compatible with a wide variety of devices from laptops and tablets, to smartphones and more. These bad boys pack some killer punch and deliver good value and sound for the money. Now you can do your homework while listening to your favorite tunes.
Logitech Z623 200 Watt Home Speaker System
The Logitech Z623 delivers great bang for the buck with this 2.1 speaker set. This speaker set is THX certified and delivers 400 watts of power. The set is compatible with laptops, desktops, iPods, game systems, and more. Best of all, they are easy to setup and deliver clear sound quality with minimal distortion. Prepare to be blown away!
NETGEAR Nighthawk X4S
If you’re playing online competitively you know you need a gaming router you can count on. It needs to deliver fast performance with no lag. Anything slower can ruin your experience and lead to untimely deaths. Thankfully, the Nighthawk X4s delivers the goods. With a 1.7 GHz processor, you get the performance you expect without compromises. Plus, this router is optimized for streaming quality video to all your devices.
NETGEAR CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
Why make the cable guys rich? If you get cable and pay monthly for the modem – STOP! Get your own modem and don’t pay more than you need to. This Netgear Cable Modem is compatible with the latest standards and works with most major cable providers. It delivers blazing fast speeds and you can cut that monthly bill now. What are you waiting for?
Tree New Bee Cooling Pad
If you’re gaming on a laptop for extended periods, your laptop can get very hot internally. That heat can lead to problems down the road. A cooling pad such as this one works for most 15.6 to 17-inch laptops and keeps it running much cooler with four built-in fans. A cooler laptop can also mean less crashes.
The Dorm Room
Dorm rooms are pretty boring. These gifts are perfect from livening up a dingy dorm room.
Philips Hue 60W LED Smart Bulb
Step up to smart lighting in your home with Phillips Hue. These white and color lights work with your smart assistant devices, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. You can have them adjust the lighting in your room to millions of shades to set the perfect ambiance. This package includes one bulb. A 4-pack is also available if you’d like to upgrade multiple lights.
LE 16.4ft LED Flexible Light Strip
This light strip from LE is perfect for upgrading the lighting in your room. They are flexible and feature daylight white lights. It’s the perfect way to spruce up the look of your room and installation is super easy with the cuttable and linkable design. Don’t forget you’ll need an AC adapter to complete the setup.
Philips Hue White A19 60W Equivalent Starter Kit
Now you can control the lighting in your home with your smart device or voice via Alexa or Google Assistant. This set comes with two white Philips Hue bulbs and a Hue Bridge capable of controlling as many as 50 lights. Isn’t it great … the modern conveniences of technology.
Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light
This Philips Hue LightStrip Plus is a fantastic lighting solution for your son’s room. You can set just the perfect atmosphere with millions of color choices. You can even have Alexa dim these lights as they have a dimmable function. The set includes an 80-inch strip of dimmable smart lights.
MagicLight Bluetooth Smart LED Light Bulb
Wake up to the MagicLight. MagicLight can even be set to shut off at sunset or at a specified time. MagicLight delivers more than 16 million color options to set the perfect ambiance. This light can even be coordinated with music. And everything is controlled via your smart device. How cool is that?
Nanoleaf Aurora Rhythm Smarter Kit
Want to create an eye-pleasing audio-visual lightshow in your room? The Nanolead Aurora Rhythm Smarter Kit allows you to do just that. This set comes with 15 color-changing LED panels and they’re easy to mount. What’s cool? Not only do they look cool, but they sync with your music to change colors. Your friends will think you’re so cool.
Luminoodle Bias Lighting for TV with Color
Want to add cool bias lighting to your TV? This bias lighting from Luminoodle delivers beautiful results and works on TVs as large as 60-inches. The strip measures 78-inches and features fifteen color choices with ten brightness levels and three fade modes. Now watching movies in the dark will be more pleasing to the eyes.
Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 LED Book Light
This book light can come in handy when your roommates need to catch a little shuteye but you have got a final exam coming up. The book light will provides enough light to cover two pages of a textbook. The flexible shaft allows you to position it just right.
Heritage Sports Banner
Is your 18 year old a huge sports fan that loves his team more than anything in the world? This sports banner is the perfect gift for the sports fan in your life whether they love the NBA, MLB, NCAA, or NFL.
Stephen Curry Canvas Poster
This Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry Canvas Poster makes for an exciting gift for Curry fans. The poster measures 36″ x 24″. Other sizes are also available. It’s a fantastic way to spruce up his room with décor that reflects his personality and individuality. It’s a good idea to frame it to protect it for years to come.
Keep Out Gamer at Play Video Game Poster
Practically every gamer would love a fun poster such as this. It says “Keep Out Gamer At Play”. On the surface, gaming may look simple, but check out what it actually involves. That is no easy feat to defeat some of the toughest bosses. The poster kindly tells incoming people to not disturb and leave food and drink at the door. Ha! Ha! So much fun. It’s the perfect gift for your gamer.
Umbra Hangit Photo Display
Is he the creative type? Then he may love this HangIt Photo Display from Umbra. He can create a fun collage of his favorite photographs and artwork. It’s a super fun and easy way to decorate your room and make it personal – reflecting your beautiful life.
Lawrence Frames 11 by 14-Inch Black Shadow Box Frame
It’s time to unleash your creativity with this Shadow Box Frame. It’s perfect for displaying treasures, photos, or other keepsakes you want to treasure and display for all to see. It’s easy to access inside and insert items and the shadow box can be oriented either horizontally or vertically.
NIX Advance 8 inch Digital Photo Frame
Want a fun and creative way to display your favorite photos? The NIX Advance is the perfect way to display high quality photos in your dorm room. You’ll never feel apart from your family. You can view the pictures as a slideshow or individually. This digital photo frame can also playback HD video so you can share your adventures and memories with friends and roommates.
Star Wars 2019 Wall Calendar
Star Wars is the biggest movie franchise. What Star Wars fan wouldn’t love a new 2019 calendar featuring their favorite movie? Even if he’s not a Star Wars fan, there are so many other options. Choose something that he’ll love so he’ll be able to keep track of all his appointments and such.
At-A-Glance Monthly Planner
As a freshman in college, you have events, appointments, and meetings to attend. It’s your story. But how do you keep track of it all? This At-A-Glance Monthly Planner helps you stay organized and meet your commitments. This planner covers January 2019 to March 2020 and comes in a nice compact size that easily fits in your backpack.
Mesh Pop-Up Laundry Hamper
Here’s a laundry hamper that actually looks great in any dorm room. Made of heavy duty mesh construction, it holds about 2 to 3 loads of dirty laundry. It’s completely collapsible so it is easy to travel with. The coolest part? It has handles on it so it is easy to tote around and carry your clothes to the laundry.
Misslo Hanging Shower Organizer
Made out of 100% nylon, this hanging shower tote is perfect for hanging in the shower to keep your toiletries organized. The mesh pockets are roomy enough to hold large items and drain easily.
Sleep Innovations Memory Foam Mattress Topper
A memory foam mattress topper is probably the best gift you could get for a college student. Don’t get the stuff filled with high density egg crate type foam which loses its shape over time. You want something with real memory foam like this mattress topper. Even if your mattress is terrible, you will have the most comfortable bed in college. The only problem? Everyone will want to sleep in it.
All Season Down Alternative Comforter
When you go sleep in a dorm you need bedding, really good quality bedding. This all season duvet cover is fluffy, smooth, and soft. With fabric that feels like you are sleeping on pillowy clouds, it’s the type of cover you see in the movies. You will want to stay in bed all day.
NFL Plush Raschel Throw Blanket
There is nothing like waking up with a warm comfortable blanket with your favorite NFL team on it. This NFL blanket is super soft and plush and looks so good that you might even want to hang it on a wall.
Bedsure Sherpa Throw Blanket
Soft and cozy throws are the perfect winter accessory for snuggling on the couch and watching a football game or Netflix. Made of 100% microfiber, this fuzzy Sherpa blanket keeps every inch of your body warm and it is the softest blanket you have ever felt. It’s feels like lying on a cloud in a cartoon.
Sunbeam Microplush Heated Throw
When the winter chill hits you want to make sure you have the gear to stay warm and cozy. There’s nothing better than being under a warm comfy blanket when it’s chilly in the room. The microplush material is so soft and feels luxurious to the touch. What’s great is these blankets are machine washable and safe for the dryer.
Spalding Mini Basketball Hoop
What teen wouldn’t love playing hoops in his dorm? It’s the perfect way to work on his eye-hand coordination or shooting skills. Take on a roommate or friends and show ’em your mad skills. This package contains a mini backboard and mini rubber ball. It’s perfect for fun any time of the day.
Lifetime Double Shot Deluxe Basketball Arcade Game
Who wouldn’t want this arcade basketball game in their room? Bring the fun of the arcade home into your bedroom with this arcade system that includes 6 balls. With 2 rims and an infrared scoring system, it’s perfect for head-to-head competitive play. Finally you can settle who really has the best jump shot. Swish!
Franklin Sports Table Tennis to Go
This super cool compact set turns any table into an impromptu ping pong table. The set features a retractable net, two paddles, and 2 balls. 18 year old guys will love using this in their college dorms. It’s a great way to take a break from college.
Playcraft Sport Bank Shot 40-Inch Pool Table
Although a full-size pool table would cost thousands, you can still have more affordable fun with this 40-inch pool table. It’s perfectly sized for your dorm room. Just place it on top of a tabletop and you’re ready for some fun with friends. It’s a complete set with two cues, rack, billiard balls, and more. Let the fun and games begin!
EA Sports Foosball Table
While this awesome looking EA Sports Foosball Table is not commercial quality, it still manages to capture the fun. The players look great with their painted faces and uniforms. Even the soccer field graphics look pretty cool. Using the metal rods, the players are easy to control. Invite some friends over and it’s time for the World Foosball Cup. It’s game time!
YINGGG Poop Emoji Pillow
Emojis are ingrained in pop culture – you see them on your phones, on social media, and practically everywhere. Every teen is familiar with emojis and there’s one here for every type of personality. They’re so soft, cute, and full of fun. Which one will you choose?
Labhanshi 90 x 90 inch Elephant Mandala
Looking for a cool décor tapestry for to enhance the look of your son’s dorm room? This Elephant Mandala Traditional Cotton Tapestry feautres an elegant design sure to make it more inviting. It looks amazing in person and would look perfect on the wall or as a bed or couch cover.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
This is one of the best desk lamps. It features seven brightness levels, convenient touch controls, and a versatile gooseneck design. It’s perfect for studying, reading, or just lighting your dorm work area. It’s well built and you’d have a hard time finding a better deal on lighting. It even has a neat memory function and saves on energy costs.
SONGMICS Folding Storage Ottoman
If you are looking to add seating to your cramped dorm room, this Ottoman Bench is a practical solution. Not only is its footprint small, but it also doubles as storage so you can store all sorts of things inside. The bench comes in four stylish colors to fit in with your decor and feels quite sturdy and comfy to boot.
Chill Sack Bean Bag Chair
There is nothing like chilling out on a massive 5-foot bean bag chair in your dorm room. Unlike normal beanbag chairs, this one is filled with memory foam. With memory foam inside, this one beautifully conforms to your body when you are playing video games, watching movies, or reading. It’s easy to position yourself just right. The only problem? Your roommate may want to sleep on it.
Quartet Dry Erase Board / Cork Board
This is a fancy magnetic dry erase board with cork board segment. The board has a two tone frame and is great for keeping track of the ongoings of your life. The dry erase surface erases easily with the included marker with eraser tip. The accessories allow for hanging things and the cork board is great for pinning your favorite photos, artwork, and more.
At-A-Glance Monthly Planner
As a freshman in college, you have events, appointments, and meetings to attend. It’s your story. But how do you keep track of it all? This At-A-Glance Monthly Planner helps you stay organized and meet your commitments. This planner covers January 2019 to March 2020 and comes in a nice compact size that easily fits in your backpack.
Sofia + Sam Memory Foam Lap Desk
There is hardly any place to do your work in college dorms. You can use this laptop desk anywhere even on your bed or sofa. With memory foam, it is very comfortable even with a 15-inch laptop on top of it. There is even room for a mouse pad and USB light – meaning you can work in the wee hours of the night.
Rest My Sole
Looking to add extra comfort to your work space? This foot cushion delivers the comfort you need to make your work area more comfortable than ever. It’s the perfect size and holds up well over time. The padding actually keeps its shape after removing your feet. It’s a great gift he’ll love using daily.
TCL 28-Inch 720p Roku Smart TV
Honestly, you don’t need a TV larger than 28 inches for the dorm. For the dorm room, this inexpensive 28-inch HDTV with built-in Roku from TCL is perfect. It’s one of the best performing TVs in its price tier. It delivers an excellent 1080P crisp image with great color and contrast along with a wide viewing angles. With three HDMI ports, it’s perfect as a monitor or even for playing video games.
Enesco 4-inch “Whatever” Desk Clock
Is your 18 year always late to class? Does he never come on time to dates? Does he love sleeping in? Then this clock is a clever and fun gift that fits his personality. What’s the time? Whatever o’clock!
DecoBros Desk Supplies Organizer Caddy
Want to get your desk tidy and organized? This mesh caddy desk organizer combines form, style and function. There’s plenty of storage area for all your supplies with five separate compartments plus additional storage. Set this on your desk for a stylish and functional organization tool.
Remote Control Holder Organizer
Ever lose your remote control? Never lose it again with this handy organizer. It is nicely designed with five compartments and swiveling action for easy access. Store all your remote controls in here to stay organized. It’s perfect for the coffee table or tabletop surface.
SONGMICS 3-Tier Storage Cube Organizer
This stylish 3-tier storage cube is perfect for your dorm. It has a six cube design for storing various things. It has a stylish black finish that fits in well with any décor. The cube allows for many different setups, making it a very versatile solution. It’s easy to assemble, well built, and reasonably priced.
ClosetMaid Stackable Shoe Rack
This 24-inch stackable organizer is perfect for storing and organizing your shoes or clothing. It’s easy to assemble and can be placed inside the closet or in the room. If you need additional storage, you can stack about three or four of them.
DecoBros Supreme Over The Door Organizer Rack
Looking for extra storage for your dorm room? This 11-hook organizer fits over the door transforming it into additional storage for coats, scarves, and other articles of clothing. It’s a stylish, functional, and affordable solution.
STERILITE 27 Qt/26 L Stacking Drawer, 4-Pack
These transparent modular storage drawers allow for different configurations thanks to the modular design. They can be stacked and allow for easy organization and access. This pack include four medium-sized drawers. Happy organizing!
SONGMICS Black Jewelry Box 6 Watch Organizer Storage Case
Here’s a nice gift for your 18 year old teen boy. This men’s storage case is a great gift that looks elegantly fashionable and delivers great functionality. It’s perfect for storing sunglasses, watches, keys, cufflinks, coins, and more. The quality exceeds expectations at this price.
Atlantic Onyx 65 DVD/Games Tower
Looking for extra storage for your movies and games? This Atlantic DVD/Games Tower houses 65 movies and games in a stylish design that fits in with just about any décor. It has a small footprint so it can work in a dorm or your room at home. It can be used free-standing or wall-mounted and no assembly is required. It’s durable for years of use.
STEELMASTER Travel Book Safe
The next time you go traveling, pack this travel book safe with you. It’s a great place to store passports, money, and other valuables. The safe is concealed by what looks like a world travel book. The best part? It really looks like a book on the shelf. The safe can be locked. Two keys are contained in this set.
Gifts for 18 Year Old Geeks
Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges – AR Headset
Live out your wildest Star Wars fantasies with Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR experience. This is a mainstream AR experience that allows you to battle against the evil forces from the Star Wars universe. The cool thing is you can actually see the enemy in your own room, making it feel all too real. Will you be able to overcome the forces of evil and restore peace in the galaxy? In addition to the battle mode, there is also a virtual chess type game as well as a real-time strategy game to add depth to the experience. May the Force be with you!
Star Wars: The Black Series Darth Vader Force FX LightsaberAges 14+
Unleash your inner Jedi with the Star Wars: The Black Series Force FX Lightsaber. Made of annodized aluminum with a light-up feature and real metal hilt, it’s a super cool looking collector’s item. It can be showcased for friends and family to see with the included transparent display stand. What’s cool? It features authentic light effects and movie-accurate sound effects that fans know and love.
LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 75192Ages 16+
The Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon is the largest LEGO set in the entire world. With 7,541 pieces in the Ultimate Collector’s Series, this one is rated for expert builders. The final build looks absolutely incredible and the build quality is solid. Not only is it the biggest set – but it is arguably the most detailed in history. The set includes 10 minifigs. Four figures can fit into the cockpit. The level of detailing here is insanely good. He’ll want to showcase this masterpiece to all his friends.
Marvel Avengers Marvel Legends Series Infinity GauntletAges 18+
Take your cosplay experience to the next level with the Marvel Avengers Marvel Legends Series Infinity Gauntlet inspired by the movie. Designed for adults with incredible attention to detail, the gauntlet features movie-accurate detailing, cool lights and sounds, and articulated fingers. Go ahead control the fate of the universe, geek out, and impress your friends with this awesome comic-inspired gear.
Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Electronic HelmetAges 18+
Inspired by the Black Panther movie, the Marvel Legends Series Black Panther Electronic Helmet is designed for adults. Take your cosplay to the next level with incredible attention to detail, Vibranium light effects, and lenses that flip up and down. Protect the nation of Wakanda at all costs. He’ll love geeking out with this premium role-play item.
Funko Marvel Collector Corps Box Subscription
Does he love Marvel and Funko? If so, the Funko Marvel Collector Corps subscription box is the perfect gift for him. It comes with a new Marvel character, 4-7 collectibles, including an exclusive Vinyl Pop in every box shipped out every 2 months. Themes change with every box and these boxes are carefully curated by die-hard fans for fans. For some months you may even get a surprise t-shirt.
LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron 42083Ages 16+
The LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron is an awesome new set for advanced builders. If you thought the Porsche 911 was insanely detailed, you’ve seen nothing yet. This model features amazing attention to detail with working engine cylinders, paddle shifters, and steering. The overall build quality is very solid. It features lines that convincingly mimic the design of its real-world supercar counterpart. The designers did an excellent job of combining various Technic panels, beams, and hoses to emulate the Bugatti’s body. The model is sturdy and it can be picked up with one hand, but it’s quite a heavy beast. Highlights of this model include the iconic Bugatti grille, custom wheels with Bugatti logo, and the tail end of the car which simply looks incredible. There’s also a tasteful use of system brick to achieve a few design elements of the Bugatti. The interior has a nice color scheme and a fairly interesting build for seats and surrounding areas. The doors swing open and the steering wheel operates front-wheel steering. The front and back ends are equipped with working suspension. With the gears engaged, a push of the model causes the pistons to move in and out. Using the included key, you can even raise or lower the spoiler. Overall, it offers an impressive build, and we recommend it for any Technic or Bugatti fans.
Ultimate Justice League BatmobileAges 14-18
The Ultimate Justice League Batmobile is pure awesomeness. This is a gift that is sure to leave his jaw on the floor. Batman steers the vehicle, rocket launcher and cannon. With a Wi-Fi-based camera you can get a FPV of the action from Batman’s perspective. The cool thing? You can control this badass vehicle with your smartphone via an app. There is even an immersive part that launches exploding rockets on your phone so fans get the whole movie effect and experience while driving the Batmobile.
LEGO TECHNIC Porsche 911 GT3 RS 42056Ages 15-17
If he’s into sports cars, this LEGO Technic Porsche is one of the best models around with a near-perfect replica of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This is rated for expert builders and the final model looks impressive with many of the details you find in its real-world counterpart. He’ll love displaying and sharing this model with friends.
Bandai Hobby Star Wars 1/72 Tie FighterAges 15+
This 1/72-scale Tie Fighter is a beautiful model kit made with good quality. Given the size, the details of the starship are amazing and it offers a relatively easy build. The best part? No glue is required for assembly. It’s the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan and he’ll proudly display it.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Bluetooth Speaker
What could be cooler than a Bluetooth speaker shaped like the Star Wars Millennium Falcon? With a wireless range of 30 feet, the ship stands 8″ X 6″ and looks incredibly cool. While it is doesn’t get super loud, this is one of the coolest personal Bluetooth speakers. Even the backthrusters glow blue when the speaker is on. It’s the perfect gift for Star Wars fans.
Funko POP! Star Wars Darth Vader Bobble Head Vinyl FigureAges 5+
Star Wars fans love collecting their favorite POP! figures based on the latest Star Wars flick. These are the figures fans are looking for. Collect all your favorites from Darth Vader, Chewbacca and Luke Skywalker, and more!
Who isn’t in love with Nintendo characters? Amiibo toys make cool stocking stuffers for Nintendo lovers. These toys not only look cool but unlock additional features and content in Nintendo games. Fans are going wild over the announcement of Ridley in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and will likely want to add this uber cool amiibo to their collection.
Amiibo End Level Display
Show your fandom with this awesome amiibo End Level Display. It’s perfect for displaying your amiibo collection in style in classic Mario fashion. This display holds up to 6 amiibo figures. The perfect gift for any Nintendo fan.
Standing a massive 18-inches tall, Titan Class Trypticon is ready to dominate the Transformers universe. He’s the biggest and baddest new Transformer in the Titans Return lineup. Trypticon can transform into three different modes, including a T-Rex, spaceship and entire city. He looks incredibly detailed in all forms. This is an epic gift for any Transformers fan.
Star Wars Bathrobe
Every college guy has to own this bathrobe. It turns you instantly into a Jedi Master. It’s got the hood, sleeves, and belt. Imagine walking around with this in your dorm room with the hood on. Your roommates will be jealous. If you’re a real Jedi, you might just want to wear it to class.
Harry Potter Hooded Bathrobe
This Harry Potter All Houses Hooded Bathrobe will make any Potter head smile from ear to ear. It’s well made with a soft feel and perfect for lounging. It’s made of polyester and has embroidered designs and a two color scheme. Choose from a variety of colors. These bathrobes are machine washable.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon LampAges 6m+
Having trouble finding a great gift idea for your 18 year old Star Wars fan? Consider the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lamp. The lamp looks incredibly cool with the lights out and it features seven different colors. All your friends will wonder where you got it. It makes a great addition to your room decor.
PDP Pixel Pals Nintendo Super Mario World Mario Collectible Lighted Figure
Add a dash of personality to your room with this awesome pixel art of iconic Super Mario from Super Mario World. Standing 6-inches tall, this lighted figure looks just like Super Mario from the video game. Light up your room in style with this officially licensed product.
Paladone Pac-Man Ghost LightAges 8-15
Retro gamers will love adding a bit of originality to their room with this Pac Man Mood Light. It screams ” I Love Video Games.” When you plug it into a USB slot, the lights slowly transitions to different colors every couple of seconds. In music mode, the light changes with the beat of the music. Pac Man fans will eat this one up.
Harry Potter WandAges 14+
This Harry Potter Wand is an exact replica of the wand seen in the movies – measuring 15-inches long. It’s sure to get any fan super excited with delight. The wand is ready to gift in a special wand box based on Ollivander’s from the films. Now if you could only cast magical spells like Harry Potter that would be something.
Star Wars Vinyl Wall Clock Cutout
This Star Wars 12-inch Vinyl Wall Clock makes a big statement on your wall while allowing you to tell time. It’s a super cool looking wall clock with the Star Wars logo etched into the vinyl and a sillouhette of Darth Vader. Both stylish and functional – it’s a perfect gift for Star Wars fans – you simply can’t go wrong.
Star Wars R2-D2 Talking Cookie Jar
This is the perfect cookie jar for Star Wars fans. R2-D2 looks fantastic with nice detailing in all the right places. It’s an officially licensed Star Wars product made of plastic. The size is pretty good but just wish it was a bit bigger. The coolest part? R2-D2 beeps when the cookie jar is popped opened. Now all you need is some cookies.
Star Trek Enterprise Pizza CutterAges 14-18
There is nothing cool about a pizza slicer. That is until now. Shaped like the Star Trek Enterprise, this flying saucer doubles as a pizza slicer. Even if you don’t love Star Trek or don’t eat pizza, you have to own this.
Paladone Game Boy Alarm Clock
Designed like Nintendo’s Game Boy, this alarm clock is the perfect gift for Nintendo fans. It looks like an authentic replica of the original Game Boy. Not only does it tell date and time, but it wakes you with official Super Mario Land alarm sounds. Too bad it doesn’t let you play games. But he’ll never be late for his next adventure!
Tech Toys For 18 Year Olds
So he loves things made of plastic? Here are the best toys for 18 year old boys who want to feel like a kid again.
Sphero BB-9E App-Enabled Droid
Star Wars fans will love this app-enabled version of BB-9E. Sphero has taken the design of the original Sphero and given it a Star Wars makeover with the Dark Side personality. Using an app on your phone, you can direct and control BB-9E all over your house chasing friends, family, and even pets.
Sphero R2-Q5 App-Enabled Droid
Meet Sphero R2-Q5 – the bad boy version of R2-D2. R2-Q5 looks super cool and this gift will be available in limited supplies at Best Buy, so if you want it, you better jump on it quick. Users can drive R2-Q5 around, make it perform a variety of actions, and even watch Star Wars movies with it. It reacts to various parts of the movies and even interacts with other Sphero droids like BB-8 and BB-9E.
Star Wars Force Band by Sphero
Ever dreamt of having the Force from the Star Wars flicks? Well, now you can with the Star Wars Force Band. It’s the perfect gadget to take control of your Sphero BB-8 droid and it looks super cool. It works within a decent range of about 82 feet. He’ll have fun controlling his BB-8 in a brand new exciting way. What Star Wars fan wouldn’t love the Force?
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious EditionAges 8-15
Say goodbye to Hot Wheels and welcome to the next generation of slot car racing. Just like Hot Wheels, in Anki Overdrive, you will race physical cars on a physical racing track. With the modular track pieces, you can even create 8 different layouts. The twist? An app allows you to control the cars and even battle with other cars, merging the physical world with the digital world. This new updated version boasts a Fast and the Furious theme.
Tello Quadcopter Drone
Before you invest in a large drone, the Tello quadcopter is the perfect first drone. Designed to be easy to fly and withstand crashes, this drone gives you hands-on experience flying a drone. It flies for about 13 minutes on a full charge. The built-in 720p camera is a cool feature, but don’t expect the quality to compete with a GoPro Hero.
DJI Phantom 3
The DJI Phantom is the drone every 18 year old boy wishes he could fly. With built-in stabilization, it’s easy to learn to fly. The built-in camera records movie-quality 2.7K video. With built-in GPS-assisted flight, you can even make the drone follow you around, taking the coolest selfies ever.
DJI Mavic Air
The DJI Mavic Air combines features from the entry-level Spark and higher-end Mavic Pro. It has a compact folding design with a stabilized 4K camera, obstacle avoidance, and offers flight times up to 21 minutes. It shoots brilliant video at 4K up to 30 FPS. The quality is generally excellent with much better detail than the Spark. Not only does it allow for super cool gesture controls, but also it offers sensors that allow it to smartly avoid surrounding obstacles by going over and around them. If you want a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimble, longer flight time, greater range and obstacle avoidance, the Mavic Air is a great choice.
DJI Mavic Pro
The Mavic Pro is DJI’s first foldable drone that you can throw in your backpack. It’s about half the weight of the Phantom 4. It has GPS, a three-axis camera, and the field of view is a little narrower than the Phantom 4. It features front-facing cameras for obstacle avoidance and a sport mode, which allows it to fly much faster than your typical drone. In fact, it can reach speeds of about 40 MPH. You can shoot awesome 4K video and it delivers about 27 minutes of flight time.
For The 18 Year Old Gadget Lover
Guys and their gadgets, right? Whether it’s a touchscreen phone or something inexpensive that will make his life easier, we have got a must-have list of cool gadgets for teenage guys.
Amazon Echo Dot
If you’ve never tried one of these personal assistants, it’s worth giving it a try. The Echo Dot lets you experiment with the potential of Alexa. So what does it do exactly? Using voice recognition technology, you can make Alexa do a handful of things like play your favorite music, make calls, turn on/off smart lighting, order a pizza, and so much more. You can even play games or hear the headlining news. It’s like a gadget from the future – only it’s here right now.
Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
The Amazon Echo is much more than just a Bluetooth speaker. You can actually speak to it to make it answer questions, play music, check sports scores, order pizza, and even check your daily to-do list. New functionality is being added every day and now you can have it control your lights. It’s like having your own digital assistant that always listens to you.
Google Home is a voice-activated smart speaker assistant. It can play music, control smart devices, add things to your shopping or to-do list, and web searches all with your voice. Unlike the Echo it fits in more easily with your décor like an air freshener. The far-field microphones allow it to hear you from across the room. It can get quite loud and fills up an entire room. It can control Nest, Philips Hue lights, and smart things. The biggest difference is that it is powered by Google’s search engine so you can ask it many of the things you ask on the PC. What’s amazing is it even understands context.
Amazon Echo Show
The Echo Show provides visual and audio feedback, making it far more useful. It has a 7-inch touchscreen with a built-in speaker. It has a 720p camera and the speaker, screen, and microphones all work well. It can do everything Echo can do and more. You can ask it questions, get a weather report, play music, news or podcasts, read out your calendar, and more. It can even play video from your Amazon collection or Amazon Prime video library. It also does video calls. Discover the difference of not only dictating to you, but also showing you information.
Amazon Echo Spot
The Echo Spot is what you would get if the Echo Show and Echo Dot had a baby. It looks like a tiny alarm clock with a 2-inch screen that is Alexa-enabled. It can control your smart home, play music, video calls and more. It’s an interesting gadget that’s perfect for the bedroom.
Roku Express |HD Streaming Player
Tired of cable and satellite? If you don’t need 4K streaming, Roku Express is one of the best and more affordable streaming devices around. It supports full 1080p HD video output and is super easy to use. It’s the simplest way to make your TV smart and you’ll benefit from access to more than 450,000 movies and shows. This stick is amazing and it’s hard to beat that price.
Roku Streaming Stick+ Streaming Media Player
If you want to stream movies and shows in 4K with HDR this is the streaming stick you need. Search for what you want when you want it with the voice-powered remote. Enjoy over 500K movies and shows and forget about cable and satellite for good. Overall, it’s one of the best streaming sticks for the money.
Chromecast Ultra supports 4K video with HDR for bursting contrast and a whole new realm of colors. If you’re looking for a good 4K streamer this is one of the best deals in town. It’s nearly twice as fast as the previous version. You can stream Netflix, YouTube and more. If you’re looking for afforable 4K streamer at a bargain, you’ll definitely want to check this out.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Perfect for college, now you can get access to your favorite entertainment subscriptions on your TV with this little gadget from Amazon. There is very little setup. Simply stick this device in your TV’s HDMI slot to access Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime, and more.
All-New Fire TV 4K | Streaming Media Player
Don’t get stuck watching basic cable in your dorm. The Amazon Fire TV connects you to your favorite subscription services like NetFlix, Playstation Vue, HBO Go, and Amazon Prime. Compared to the Amazon Fire Stick, the Amazon Fire TV streams in 4K, adds voice search, and is much faster thanks to better hardware. If you watch more TV than doing homework, it is a great gift.
ASUS CHROMEBIT CS10 Stick-Desktop PC
Looking to convert your TV into a basic computer? The Asus Chromebit essentially transforms your TV into a barebones Chromebook with a simple stick. It delivers snappy performance and gets the job done for basic applications like web surfing, classwork, YouTube and more. And it’s really hard to beat that price point.
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control
The Logitech Harmony Elite is Logitech’s top of the line model. The Harmony Elite allows users to elegantly control as many as 15 home entertainment devices with one streamlined remote. The days of dreaming about this are officially over. And it works just as you’d expect – like a charm and it’s so intuitive to use. The Elite features a color touchscreen to make controlling everything easier than ever and it feels great.
Anker Portable Charger PowerCore 20100
Everyone needs to carry a portable phone charger. We use our smartphones on a daily basis and they always seem to run out of battery life. With this portable battery pack in your backpack, you don’t ever have to worry about your phone dying. Not only can it charge your phone a couple of times, it can be used to charge any USB device including a larger tablet.
Anker PowerPort 6 60W Wall Charger
If you have a ton of gadgets that you have to charge at the same time, then you have to own this 6-port charger from Anker. It not only charges 6 devices at the same time, it charges them much faster than other USB chargers thanks to its higher amp output. It’s great for charging both Android and Apple devices.
Skiva Octofire Multi USB Charger
If your 18 year old has a ton of gadgets, the Skiva Octofire makes an excellent gift. Featuring eight ports, it can charge as many as eight different devices all at once. The device is even smart enough to know the best current to supply to each device for rapid charging of all your devices. Its compatible with iPads, iPhones, Galaxy, Android-based tablets, and more.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug
Want to control your lighting or other devices with your smartphone or Alexa? Now you can control your devices from anywhere with TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug. The best part? No hub is required, it’s easy to use, and works as promised. Enjoy the convenience of an upgraded smart home.
This Dottie Plug-In Mount
Looking to clear off surfaces or polish up your home décor without losing your favorite voice assistant? This Dottie is an accessory designed to house your 2nd gen Echo Dot and plug it directly into the wall outlet. It doesn’t cause damage to your walls and even improves audio quality and microphone sensitivity. It just may be the best $20 you’ve spent.
Xenvo SmartPhone Camera Lens
More and more people are relying on their phones to capture memorable moments. Most phone cameras have a basic lens for point and shoot. This lens kit is an inexpensive alternative to buying a fancy DSLR camera. The kit comes with a 12.5x macro lens. The lens is very easy to screw on to the iPhone and give your photos a more professional look.
Joby Magnetic Tripod
Sometimes you could use a hand for capturing that perfect shot. That’s where the JOBY GPod comes in handy. It’s a small compact-sized tripod that can easily be carried along wherever you travel. What’s so special? Its magnetic feet allow your camera to boldly go where it could never imagine. It works for GoPros, 360 cams, and even point-and-shoot style cameras.
Cocoon GRID-IT! Gadget Organizer Case
Do you find that your gadgets or cords are always getting lost in the bottom of your bag? The Cocoon GRID-IT! case keeps all your gadgets organized using little straps that hold everything securely in place. The grid system allows you to hold phone chargers, adapters, and small gadgets. It’s a great addition to any backpack.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC Card
If you’re teen will be shooting HD video or going on vacation, this high speed SDXC memory is perfect for compatible devices. It’s rated for 4K video and offers great reading and writing speeds. It can shoot about 8,000 photos and almost 2 hours of 4K Ultra HD video with 16MP photos. Most importantly, you get the reliability and ease of use you expect from SanDisk.
Sandisk Ultra 128GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter
Nowadays micro SD cards are popular because they’re used in everything from smartphones to Nintendo Switch, and even Raspberry Pi. Sandisk makes a range of reliable memory cards ranging from 16GB to 400GB. The larger the memory capacity, the more you can store. That means more photos, MP3s, games, and more. This package conveniently includes an SD adapter so it can be read in your PC.
16GB Darth Vader Star Wars USB Flash Drive
This Star Wars Darth Vader flash drive makes a great stocking stuffer for fans of the series. Every Star Wars fan knows Darth Vader and will love using this gadget to store their files, documents, music, and more. As a bonus, it’s preloaded with Star Wars-themed content. Best of all, it works on laptops and desktops and provides fast data transfer.
Seagate 2TB Portable External Hard Drive
When it comes to storage Seagate Expansion drives are an excellent option. This drive features 2TBs of storage for all types of files. As a matter of fact, you can probably backup your entire system. It has USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 compatibility and data transfer is rapid. You can even drag and drop individual files with relative ease. It’s a great portable storage solution for PCs, laptops, PS4, and Xbox One.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 is the popular choice of many teens. They love the cool colors, ease of use, and what teen wouldn’t love the new selfie mirror? It’s perfect for parties and the pictures are developed instantly so you can hand them out to friends. 90s tech is back in style.
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera Kit
The Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera delivers a competent cheap DSLR with decent photo and video in good light. These photos are definitely a step up from your point and shoots and phone’s camera and they’re about as good as the competition. It doesn’t handle backlit subjects well automatically. Its focusing and burst shooting aren’t fast enough for a satisfactory experience when shooting subjects in motion. Although there are no fun filters, the camera allows for post-processing. It’s relatively light but feels substantial which is typical for a beginner DSLR.
HP LaserJet Pro M15w Wireless Laser Printer
Now that you’re in college, you’ll need a reliable printer to print term papers and other assignments. The HP LaserJet Pro M15w allows you to conveniently print wirelessly from your laptop or desktop. It’s fast and delivers clean, crisp monochrome output. Best of all, you’ll save a ton versus paying for ink cartridges.
HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One
With a small footprint, this compact inkjet printer from HP is perfect for dorms. It does everything a modern printer is supposed to do including wireless printing, printing from a smartphone with AirPrint, scanning, copying, and faxing. It even prints nice quality photos. Running the printer is fairly economical with its two cartridge ink system.
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 Smartphone Printer
When we graduate from high school, we take a ton of photos on our phone of our friends. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could print them? With this portable Smartphone printer, you can turn your phone into an instant camera. The only problem? You might find yourself going through rolls of film as you will want to print off every photo on your phone.
Auxiwa Selfie Ring Light
Want to always take the perfect selfie? Meet the Auxiwa Clip-on Selfie Ring Light. It provides professional studio quality lighting so you look your absolute best in every selfie you take. You’re no longer limited to daytime selfies because you can take selfies under any lighting conditions. You won’t regret this purchase.
Anker Selfie Stick
If you have ever tried to take a picture of yourself, you know it can be hard. With a selfie stick, you can take cool shots to make it look like someone else took them. No need for strangers! This Bluetooth enabled selfie stick makes it super easy to take the most flattering pictures and nobody has to know you took them.
Do you notice every time you are running late or have to pay a bill, your keys or wallet goes missing? Tile is a Bluetooth tracker that promises to eliminate the panic attack you get. You simply attach the Tile to the item that always seems to runaway. When you lose the item, you simply whip out your phone and locate the item using the Tile app. When the item is within 100 feet, it will play a loud tune.
TuneBand for iPhone 8
Everyone loves working out with their phone. This phone case with an elastic band allows you to attach your phone to your arm or wrist without having to worry about your phone slipping. The phone easily slips in and out of the case. When your phone is inside, the case gives you access to all the features including the volume rocker and on/off buttons.
Maxboost iPhone 8 / 7 Battery Case
The Maxboost Battery Case is not only a phone case for the iPhone 7 or 8, but it doubles the life of your phone. When you are roaming around college all day, it is very convenient not having to worry about an electrical outlet being close by. The best part? This case is not only beautiful, it is surprisingly thin. You wouldn’t even know there was anything special about it.
iZERCASE Custom iPhone 7/8 Case
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could design a case that was completely original? Now you can thanks to iZERCASE. Simply upload a picture to customize the back of the phone case and specify the phone model. Put your puppy on it, your girlfriend, your mom, your favorite videogame, or the year you were born.
Dreem iPhone 7 & 8 Wallet Case
The Dreem Wallet Case is a quality case that delivers great protection for your phone plus it has RFID protection for your credit cards. It even can be used as a kickstand for your phone for viewing content. It accommodates anywhere from 3 to 6 cards and 5-10 bills.
OtterBox DEFENDER SERIES Case for iPhone
These rugged and durable Call of Duty styled OtterBox Defender Cases provide the best protection for your iPhone 7 or 8 while looking super stylish. Your phone can drop at anytime unexpectedly and when it happens you’ll be glad you have the Defender by your side. It provides all-around protection while keeping everything within reach. The belt-clip holster also can be used as a kickstand to watching your favorite media content.
OtterBox DEFENDER Case for iPad Pro 10.5″
Looking to raise the bar on your 10.5-inch iPad Pro protection? The OtterBox has protected millions of iPhones. Why not outfit your iPad with the same high grade of protection? It’s not cheap but it’s well worth it. There’s even a spot to hold your Apple Pencil. Rest assured your iPad will be well protected and you’ll get the drop protection you need.
PopSockets make a great gift idea. They come in a variety of different colorful styles and come in handy. Stick ’em to your phone or tablet and you benefit from a non-slip grip that simply works like a charm. Now you can do what you like with your device without worrying about losing your grip. It even can be used as a kickstand for viewing media content. Look ma’ no hands!
Anker Multi-Angle Aluminum Stand
This Multi-Angle Aluminum Stand from Anker is perfect for watching videos, reading, web-surfing and more with your smartphone or tablet. The stand is compatible with a range of 4 to 10 inch devices. A lot of thought has gone into the design – take, for example, the rubber pads that prevent slipping and scratching of your device. If you want a compact stand that performs great – look no further.
Tablift Tablet Stand
Do you love using your iPad in bed? The Tablift is designed for you. The tablet stand has flexible legs on it that allows you to position the legs anyway you like on any weird surface. After positioning the bendable legs, you simply use the elastic band to hold your tablet in place on the stand. If you are tired of holding your iPad in bed, you have to own this stand.
AboveTEK Heavy Duty Aluminum Gooseneck iPad Holder
You’ll be excited with all the new ways in which you can use your iPad or smartphone with this gooseneck tablet holder and stand. Made with a strong and flexible arm, you can position your device almost perfectly to view the content on-screen. It’s compatible with devices from 3.5 to 10-inches. Use your device hands-free in bed, in the kitchen, and places you could have only dreamed of.
TSTAND iPad Stand
The Tstand iPad Holder is a wonderful accessory for your iPad. It allows you to enjoy your iPad in bed, on the couch, in the car, and even on a desktop. The stand is compatible with 7 to 13 inch devices. The stand is designed to be viewed in landscape mode. It even works with the Nintendo Switch.
DraftTable For iPad Pro
The DraftTable is designed for artists and creatives who need various positions to make working on their iPad Pro more comfortable to use. This special stand gives users a wide range of positions to make drawing with the Apple Pencil easier. The nice thing is it works on the 9.7, 10.5 and 12.9-inch models and it feels heavy-duty and sturdy.
TCL 43S517 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
This TCL 43-inch 4K TV is one of the cheapest 4K TVs around and it also happens to have one of the best smart TV systems today. Sound too good to be true? It’s super simple to use with all your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and more. It can handle 4K compatible apps. Although it doesn’t deliver the best picture quality of the value TVs, it’s still pretty decent. If you’re content with sacrificing some image quality for a superior smart TV and streaming experience, the S405 is worth a serious look.
Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System
The Bose Solo 5 soundbar is an excellent upgrade to your TV’s sound. Everything from the dialogue to the sound effects and music will sound so much clearer with good balance. You’ll be impressed by how much better the sound is that comes out of here. You can even stream music from Bluetooth enabled devices for a pleasing experience. Watching movies will never be the same!
Sonos Beam is a compact smart TV soundbar with built-in Alexa functionality. It’s a wireless home theater solution and even allows you to stream music to it. It delivers phenomenal rich, deep sound that fills the entire room. It’s easy to install and you get great bang for the buck. Movie night will never be the same!
Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System
Looking to upgrade your audio to a home theater system? This system from Polk Audio delivers a competent system at a budget-friendly price point. You get five speakers and one subwoofer. The speakers are well-built and sound amazing at this price. You get great room-filling surround sound. Your movies and music have never sounded better.
Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Player
So you’ve upgraded your TV to 4K, what about your Blu-ray player? The Sony UBP-X800 is a great 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with HDR support for a wide array of colors for life-like imagery, streaming content, and fast disc loading. It does a better job of upscaling SD/HD content to 4K than most other players. This player also features Dolby Atmos technology for a high-fidelity audio experience. You’ll be very impressed with the experience delivered.
CUTRIP 10.1 Inch Portable Blu-Ray DVD Player
When you’re going on a long road trip, a portable DVD/Blu-Ray player is fantastic for entertaining. This 10.1-inch portable Blu-Ray player is perfect for on-the-go entertainment. It has excellent full 1080P HD picture quality and great sound quality. It even comes with a remote for operating from a distance. Battery life comes in around 3 hours, which is perfect for a movie or two.
Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector
Shaped like a soda can, the Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector by Anker is one of the best portable projectors. Unlike most other projectors it runs Android and delivers a resolution of 854 x 480 (16:9). It has YouTube and Netflix apps built-in. It also supports AirPlay so you can mirror content from your phone to the projector. You can even connect it to your laptop, Chromecast, or Fire Stick with built-in HDMI. It displays images up to 100-inches and works best in a dark room. Battery life comes in at up to 4 hours. It actually sounds pretty good given its omni-directional sound. Overall, it delivers great picture and sound at this price point.
Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera
Want to keep an eye on your room when you’re away? The Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera is the perfect security cam that live streams video to your smartphone. The app is user-friendly – allowing you to quickly and easily move through the video – and even alerts you when someone has entered your room. It’s worth the price of admission.
Apple Magic Mouse 2
Apple fans love their Magic Mouse! It’s the mouse they’ve been dreaming of. It tracks well even on small surfaces and recharges. The best part? It’s easy to use and holds its charge for weeks at a time. Plus, it supports multi-touch gestures. While pricey, you get the quality you expect from Apple. Great gift idea for Mac users.
This iMac may look very familiar on the surface but many of the changes are under the hood. There’s a lot that has been amped up – including the 7th gen Intel i-series chips. This 27-inch iMac with Retina display has a beautiful 5K display, which is now brighter and can display billions of colors. There is also an option to upgrade to 32GB RAM for high-end content creators. The graphics have been upgraded to Radeon Pro cards for the non-base model.
Apple iPhone X
Apple’s truly next generation iPhone X is almost here! It sports a fancy new design that gets rid of the home button. Facial recognition replaces Touch ID. The new A11 Bionic processor is not only faster but is enhanced for augmented reality. So you get better tracking, depth sensing, and graphics processing. It also adds a front-facing camera with all the bells and whistles. Emojis can be animated based on your facial movements. Camera improvements include dual stabilization on the rear and on the front you can finaly add portrait mode to your selfies. Plus, experience the convenience of wireless charging.
Apple iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
The iPhone has become one of the most iconic Smartphones. Now Apple fans have more screen choices than ever before. Apple has created a smaller 4.7-inch iPhone with all of the power of the larger iPhone 8 Plus. The sleek ultra-thin design allows it to easily slip in and out of pockets. It’s got all of the features you expect including a faster processor, 12-megapixel camera, and wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S9
This phone from Samsung is a thing of beauty. Samsung has taken everything that has made the Galaxy great and improved every aspect of it. It’s got a better camera, expandable storage, and an intuitive interface but Samsung has gone further. The battery life is now better. It’s a beautiful phone with great features you’ll love.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s most feature-packed phone. It’s its first camera to have dual cameras on the back. That plus the S Pen Stylus tucked into the phone give power users an advantage over phones like the Galaxy S8. But it’s also Samsung’s most expensive phone. The dual 12MP camera snaps all of those fancy depth photos your friends have been doing on the iPhone 7 Plus. For selfies there’s an 8MP camera on the front. It’s super convenient to use the stylus to jot notes. You get a state-of-the-art processor, wireless charging, and water resistance.
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller
Samsung is leading the way in mass market VR. Those who have one of Samsung’s newer phones can jump on board with VR at an introductory price. The phone slots into the headset. With the headset, you can experience over 100 different apps that do everything from taking you to space to standing in the middle of a Hollywood movie. It’s a surreal experience you have to see to believe!
Google Pixel 2
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display. Like the iPhone, the Pixel 2 doesn’t have a headphone jack. The squeezable sides allow you to activate Google Assistant. The phone is water resistant to 3-feet for 30 minutes so you don’t have to worry about an accidental dunking. The Pixel 2 packs a fantastic camera with optical image stabilization for steadier photos and video recording. The results are pretty impressive. Google pulled off another solid phone and it’s a great alternative to the iPhone and Samsung.
Apple iPod touch
The iPod touch features a 4-inch Retina display with 32GB of storage. It’s the perfect MP3 player for those who want to take their music on the go. You can save tons on music onto the flash memory for your listening pleasure. The touch also takes photos and makes video calls plus you can download apps can games for additional functionality. It’s the ultimate portable jukebox and more.
Belkin BOOST UP Wireless Charging Pad
Looking for a wireless charger for your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X? This competent wireless charging pad from Belkin delivers the reliable performance you expect. It’s compatible with many Qi devices, like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X and even works without the need to remove your case.
Apple 4K TV
On the surface the Apple TV 4K looks no different than the one a few years ago, but there’s one big difference – only this one can stream the highest quality video available today. It only delivers that top quality video to compatible 4K TVs. It has support for Dolby Vision to improve video quality. The touchpad on the remote is fun to use. Siri integration makes finding content easier. With a faster processor it’s fast and zippy. Even if you don’t yet have a 4K TV, it’s worth owning because you’ll be ready for the future.
nVidia Shield TV
The nVidia Shield TV is rated the best TV box of all-time. It’s the only box that gives you all the popular streaming services in 4K, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube. It also features a built-in 4K Google Chromecast. If you’re looking for 4K HDR, advanced gaming, advanced audio/video support, including media center capabilities and a whole lot more, then this is really the TV box you need to consider.
Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3
Now updated with cellular, the Apple Watch is an amazing piece of technology. Simply by looking at your wrist, you can see the time, the date, the temperature, your notifications, fitness information, and so much more. It connects you to the digital world right on your wrist. Even an expensive Rolex can’t do that.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier sports a cool new design with a 1.3-inch display. It’s designed for outdoorsman – people who love going on adventures. The Frontier offers an LTE option and has GPS on board. We’re big fans of the return of the dial controls. It’s a nice way of interacting with the watch. Although it doesn’t have cellular like the Apple Watch Series 3, it’s better than the S2.
Orzly Compact Stand for Apple Watch
Available in four fashionable colors, the Orzly Nightstand is the one you want for your Apple Watch. It works on all series to date, including the new Series 3. Although it doesn’t wirelessly charge your watch, it does serve as a nice watch stand and it charges your watch with your cable while it’s being displayed. Best of all, it works as promised without any issues.
Tablets & Laptops
Apple iPad Pro
With a stunning 10.5 or 12.9-inch Retina screen, the iPad Pro is the ultimate iPad upgrade. With better performance, the iPad Pro can do more than ever before. Featuring a 12 megapixel camera, pictures and videos have never looked better. With the optional Apple pencil and keyboard attachment, the new iPad Pro might be able to replace your laptop.
Microsoft Surface Go
The Surface Go is a follow-up to the Surface 3. It’s a 10-inch device designed for the mainstream audience. It supports pen as you would expect. It sports an Intel Pentium Gold processor, 4/8 GB RAM, and up to 9 hours of battery life. It boasts twice the power of the Surface 3 and 2.5x the graphics power. The microSD memory can be expanded up to 1 TB. Pair it with a type cover for a full computing experience.
Microsoft Surface Pro
With a strong mix of performance and portability, the Surface Pro is really the ideal laptop for college especially with Windows 10. This lightweight device is easy to carry in your backpack and bring to class. On its own, it is perfect for watching movies, checking e-mail, surfing the web, and taking notes. When paired with the typecover, you can use it like a laptop using programs like Microsoft Office.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Currently, the best Android tablet on the market is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Samsung claims that this is the thinnest and lightest tablet. This beauty has to be seen to be believed. About the size of a standard magazine, it’s even thinner than the iPad. Just like the iPad, the Galaxy Tab is available in an 8-inch and 9.7-inch screen. In terms of specs, the Galaxy Tab S3 competes head-to-head against the iPad.
iPad mini 4
The iPad mini 4 is a nice lightweight tablet if you’re looking for a smaller sized tablet screen. It’s well-built with a 7.9-inch Retina display and boasts a faster A8 processor .It’s even powerful enough to handle multitasking of apps. With 10 hours of battery life, you can enjoy your games, apps, movies, music, and more all day long.
Fire HD 10 Tablet
It’s no iPad, but this entry-level tablet from Amazon is perfectly capable for most users. While it is not designed for high-end users, it is perfect for e-mail, browsing the web, playing puzzle games, and watching movies in bed. What more could you want out of a tablet? Dollar for dollar you will not find a better value.
If your 18 year old boy loves to read, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will change his life. Why? The Kindle Paperwhite screen is built for reading just about anywhere without having to worry about eye strain. With a better screen, text has never appeared to be clearer. Unlike a book, you can easily adjust the font to your liking. Compared to a tablet, even the battery life is fantastic at over 20 hours of reading time.
Kindle Oasis E-Reader
The Kindle Oasis is the newest Kindle with a larger, higher quality 7-inch display. If he loves reading, Kindles are the best devices for reading, period. They are super easy to read and don’t have that glare and brightness of tablets. Reading is pleasing on the eyes and you can read even with the sun out. With 8 GB or 32 GB of storage you can hold more titles than ever. The Oasis is waterproof to 2m for 60 minutes rated to IPX8. And, best of all, the battery lasts weeks at a time so there’s less time spent charging and more time for doing what you love.
Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad Pro
If you want to use your iPad like a PC, the Smart Keyboard will help you be more productive in apps like Word, Pages, Excel and more. The keyboard acts as a cover and keyboard in one. They keyboard has a natural feel with a clicky sound and connects magnetically to the iPad Pro. A different version exists for the 10.5 and 12.9-inch model so you get a perfect fit.
Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro
If you have a Surface Pro, the Type Cover is the perfect companion to get stuff done. If you plan on doing any word processing or spreadsheets, you’ll need a good performing keyboard that is responsive and functional. The keys are designed after newer laptop’s keyboard for typing efficiency and comfort. It also has a large two-button trackpad and serves as a cover for the Surface Pro. Although pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment to get the most out of your Surface Pro.
Apple Pencil for iPad Pro
Start something magical with the Apple Pencil for your iPad Pro. This is the creative tool you need to bring your creative vision to life. The Apple Pencil delivers the precision you need and responds appropriately when applying pressure to create a variety of artisitic effects.
Apple Macbook Pro
The 13-inch MacBook Pro will give you more power and is perfect for college. It’s got a beautiful 13-inch Retina display, beautiful design, and is extremely portable, which makes it easy to lug around college. You’ll love the speed of this machine – it has enough computing power to get stuff done for most students.
Microsoft Surface Book 2
The Surface Book 2 is the first 15-inch product in the line and it’s a beautiful product. While on the surface it looks exactly the same, it has been completely redesigned under the hood. It is the thinnest, lightest tablet you can buy in addition to being one of the most powerful laptops out there. Detaching is now a tad quicker. The design has been rethought to make everything as efficient as possible. The battery life has even been improved to an impressive 17 hours for all-day computing.
Microsoft Surface Laptop
The Surface Laptop feels like a premium laptop. It weighs in at only 2.76 pounds. Its battery life of 6 hours is very respectable. It packs enough punch to make not doing too much feel snappy. Don’t expect to play games or edit epic videos with the integrated graphics. It’s well suited for surfing the web, creating Office docs, and light multitasking. Make sure you have enough storage and RAM as it’s difficult to upgrade later. The IPS screen is a strong point of the Surface lineup. The touch capabilities are excellent. The keyboard on the Surface Laptop is so amazing. Most users will want to upgrade for free to Windows 10 Pro.
The new 2017 Pixelbook is the newest premium Chromebook. It’s really thin and now it’s convertible – meaning you can use it as a laptop and a tablet. It’s got a 12.5-inch screen and weighs only 2.5 pounds. It’s a great alternative to the MacBook Air. It’s more powerful than your traditional Chromebook. Now it can run Word and it also can run Android apps from the Google Play store. Basically, it’s the Android laptop people have been trying to make. Battery life comes in at 10.5 hours.
Huawei MateBook X Pro
While it’s not perfect, the MateBook X Pro is a laptop that can go anywhere and handle almost any productivity or entertainment need. This is one of the best laptops you’ll find. It’s well-built, compact, and portable. At under 3 pounds, it just as portable as any laptop out there in its class. It has a stunning 13.9″ touchscreen display, fingerprint scanner, and privacy pop-up webcam. Battery life comes in around 7-8 hours. There’s no other laptop on the market that offers this much bang for the buck.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pen
The Samsung Notebook Pen 9 is a greatest hits tour of Samsung’s best laptop features. It’s a slim, lightweight laptop with excellent 360-degree hinge, plenty of ports, lots of computing power, plus a stylus. Weighing it at under 2.2 pounds, it’s perfect for your mobile lifestyle. Battery life comes in around 7.5 hours. As a super light, very competent, take-anywhere laptop, the Notebook 9 Pen does the job. And if you’re interested in drawing, sketching, or note-taking, the S Pen and its clever hidden slot is a great way to do that.
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
Overall the Dell XPS 15 is an excellent premium convertible laptop that is ready to help you create content, play games, and enjoy media. It’s a laptop and pen-enabled tablet in one. The beautiful 4K display and barely there bezel is one of the best out there. You get over 6.5 hours of battery life. The speedy i7 processor and memory is sufficient for everything from office work to content creation and even light gaming. It only has USB-C ports and one microSD card slot so you’ll need adapters for anything else. But for anyone looking for a do-it-all, slim, sturdy 2-in-1 with a big screen, this is an excellent choice.
HP Spectre X360-13T
HP improves on its already terrific Spectre 13 with updates to 8th gen Intel processors, better performance and battery life. The display now features Gorilla Glass NBT. This size is more comfortable to use than the larger tablets. Other than for the looser hinge, it’s the same lightweight champ as the previous model. It has an excellent keyboard, microSD card slot, 2 Thunderbolt-capable USB-C ports, and a single USB 3.1 type A for charging devices when the laptop is powered down.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad X1 Yoga doesn’t look too different from prior generations and that includes its sturdy 360-degree hinges so you can go from a laptop to a tablet and back again. It keeps its generally awesome, water-resistant keyboard that tucks itself away when the screen goes back and transforms it into a tablet. Also tucked away in the body is Yoga’s active pen. Lenovo upgraded the display and it looks stunning. Performance has been improved with a sppedy i7 processor and fast solid state drive. Battery life comes in under 8 hours. The mix of tech, new privacy and security features, and premium build quality add up to a pricey package. If price is not an issue, this is a laptop you won’t mind getting work done on.
We take it for granted but the MacBook Air is one of the most reliable lightweight computers. It’s so thin and light and weighs next to nothing at just under 3 pounds. The battery life is wonderful delivering up to 12 hours on a full charge. The best part? It just works not to mention it packs great power with an i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and 512MB SSD storage. Not much has changed … but if it ain’t broke … why fix it?
Acer Swift 7
The Acer Swift 7 is the world’s thinnest laptop. It rocks a 7th gen Intel i7-series processor. It also has an HD touchscreen, backlit keyboard, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Because it’s so thin, it doesn’t have many ports. So if you’re connecting a lot of peripherals this may not be the laptop for you. But if you’re not, it’s the perfect lightweight companion for your mobile lifestyle.
ASUS Chromebook Flip
The Chromebook Flip is a solid machine if you want a quality inexpensive laptop. Most of the problems from last year’s model have been fixed. The 12.5-inch screen is not the birghtest or nicest screen, but it’s a major improvement over last year’s model. It has a touchscreen and even runs Android apps. It has a 360-degree hinge that allows you to convert the laptop into tablet or stand it up in tent mode. It weighs more than 2.5 pounds. It can easily handle basic everyday tasks. Just don’t expect any heavy gaming or video editing. As for battery life, you can expect over 7 hours on a charge. It’s a thin, light, capable laptop. It feels polished and capable for its price point.
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016
If you’re getting a new PC, don’t forget your Office Home & Student 2016 productivity suite because most of the time it is not included. It gives you a complete 1-user license for a single PC and includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneNote. This is essential software you’ll need in your college courses. The best part? Unlike Office 365, there’s no subscription fee to pay every year so you own this for life.
Rosetta Stone: Learn Spanish (Latin America) for 12 months
Want to learn a new language? Rosetta Stone offers a proven system to help you learn many different languages like Spanish, French, English and more. Instead of memorizing words like in school, you’ll be fully immersed by seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing the language. What’s great is it works across your devices from mobile to PC and Mac. It’s an excellent and convenient tool that really helps you learn the language and gets you speaking confidently.
For The 18 Year Old Music Lover
What should you get the audiophile on your list? Whether he loves playing music or listening to music, these are the ultimate gifts for any music junkie.
Apple’s AirPods are independently charging wireless buds that come with their own dental floss-like case. These can be used for music or phone calls and the microphones sound really good with built-in noise-cancelling mics in each. Its coolest trick is that it auto connects to iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch, and Macs. You need the latest iOS 10 or Mac OS Sierra to use it. Pair once to use it across all your devices. Double-tapping activates Siri and battery life comes in at 5 hours. They actually sound pretty good and you’ll love how it just elegantly and seamlessly works.
Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
For college students on the go, there really is no pair of headphones as stylish as a pair of Beats. Beats are super popular not only because they look super cool but because they are heavy on the bass. They are perfect for commuting to school, listening to between classes, or even listening to recorded lectures. The Beats Solo 3 headphones are now completely wireless which means you don’t have to worry about the cord.
Beats BeatsX Earphones
The fit and sound of the BeatsX Earphones is impressive. The band has enough rigidity and allows you to roll up the headphones to fit in the included compact carrying case. They house 8mm drivers and the sound is natural with good detail and strong bass that isn’t overpowering. It delivers up to 8 hours of battery life which is decent. You can even give it a quick 5-minute charge with a lightning cable to get 2 hours of additional usage. Wing tips help with fit if you’re working out. They cost less than AirPods and sound better.
Beats Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones
The Powerbeats3 is perfect for someone who is super active – like running and shooting hoops. They are sweat and water-resistant and wrap around your neck and can be adjusted accordingly. It wraps around your ears for stability. You get about 12 hours of juice before having to recharge. You can also quick charge for five minutes to get an extra hour of usage.
Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Headphones
Sony has enhanced its wireless headphones with the WH-1000XM2. It looks very similar to the original and comes in beige or black. There are now less buttons to simplify your life. The headphone’s already excellent noise-cancelling has been upgraded with atmospheric pressure optimizing ambient sound control and equalizer and sound position controls. The added features help you better tailor the sound to your environment. The sound quality is top-notch for this type of Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphone and some even prefer its sound over the Bose QC 35. Battery life has been upgraded to 30 hours wireless, or 40 hours with a wired connection. Also, quick charge allows you to charge for 10 minutes and yield 70 minutes of playtime.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Bluetooth Headphones
The Bose QC 35 II headphones look and sound just like the originals except for the new Google Assistant function. You can activate Google Assistant without touching your phone. In fact, it’s the first headphone to integrate Google Assistant. You can also use it to control your music with your voice. It has the same comfy fit, top-notch noise-cancelling, and up to 20 hours of battery. It gives an already excellent pair of headphones more personality.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones
The Bose QC 25 headphones have been redesigned with better noise reduction, audio performance, and improved folding design that allows for fitting in a more compact carrying case. They are very comfortable and sound impressive. They are also sturdier overall with a thick detachable cord and the hinge seems well-designed. You get about 35 hours of use and the music plays on even if the battery dies. There’s a built-in mic for making calls with your smartphone. It’s a brighter, clearer sounding headphone with tight bass. It’s a top choice for those seeking a premium sounding headphone.
Aftershokz Trekz Titanium
The Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headset solves the problem of listening to your music privately without earbuds in your ears. They are open ear and send sound to your ear through bone conduction technology. They are lightweight and comfortable and deliver about 6 hours of listening time. It almost feels like you’re engulfed in the music but you can still be aware of external sounds around you. It’s great for biking, running, and more.
Bose Soundwear Companion Speaker
Looking for an alternative to headphones? The Bose Soundwear is a lightweight wearable speaker that you wear over your shoulders. It frees up your ears so you can still be aware of your surroundings while listening to rich quality music. They’re much more comfortable compared to headphones for long periods of time while you’re working out, running, or biking. Now these won’t sound like your living room speakers but they replicate the sound of headphones without blocking out the surrounding noise. They get pretty loud and deliver rich quality music.
Sennheiser HD 650 Professional Headphone
The Sennheiser HD 650s are audiophile grade headphones that sound absolutely amazing. Even though they’re over a decade old, they’re still among the best sounding headphones around this price point. In fact, they sound better than headphones costing twice as much. The headphones provide a nice comfortable fit and they’re comfortable to wear. Overall the build quality is solid. The sound is incredible, focused, warm, and clean. You don’t really know all that you’re missing in your tracks until you’ve heard them on headphones like these.
Blue Ella Planar Headphones
The Blue Ella Planar Headphones really sound like $700 headphones. It has a large metal frame and large comfy earcups. They’re perfect for indoor listening – not so much outdoor activities. They have planar magnetic drivers and also feature an internal amplifier for the drivers. Now they don’t have active noise-cancellation but do great with blocking out external noise. A nice microfiber drawstring bag is included for storage. The ON mode turns on the amplifier and enhances the sound with nice mids and clear highs. ON+ does the same but enhances the bass, providing a nice deep sound. The preamp delivers 12 hours of battery life. These are mind-blowing premium headphones well worth the price of admission.
The Nest Earbud Case
Looking for storage for your earbuds? This inexpensive The Nest Earbud Case fits the bill. Available in four color styles, The Nest allows you to easily and painlessly store and access your earbuds. Ever have your earbuds tangled in a mess? Trust us, it’s not fun sorting that out. Thankfully, there’s none of that madness here. It’s versatile in that it accommodates many different earbuds as long as 48-inches. Plus, we love the fact that it’s compact enough to fit in your pocket or bag.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II
While it looks like something out of the 1980s, the Bose SoundLink is probably the best sounding Bluetooth speaker on the market. It pumps out rich, deep, larger-than-life sound with great bass throughout the whole room. With an 8 hour battery life, this is the speaker you want to have at your next frat party.
UE WONDERBOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 Waterproof – 10-hour Battery Life – Phantom Black
The UE WONDERBOOM is a compact waterproof wireless speaker. It’s a compact speaker that produces big sound with good bass. It actually delivers on its promise. With an integrated loop it can be attached to anything that loop can fit around. Battery life is rated at 10 hours, which is decent for a speaker this size and it has an impressive 100-feet wireless range. While it distorts on certain bass frequencies at higher volumes, it is one of the better sounding Bluetooth speakers you’ll come across.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Flip 4 is a lightweight portable Bluetooth speaker. While on the surface it looks no different than its predecessor, it has new drivers on the inside. Battery life has improved to 12 hours. It’s also now fully waterproof so you can take it to the pool. It’s a significant upgrade over the Flip 3. Not only does it play louder but it sounds better with improved bass response and slightly better clarity. Compared to the WONDERBOOM, tracks sound more natural in the mid range on the Flip 4 but lack the impressive bass of the WONDERBOOM. For its size and price, the Flip 4 is a strong performer and easily the best Flip yet.
UE ROLL 2 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker
For on the go fun, there is no better Bluetooth speaker than the UE Roll 2. You will not believe the sound that comes out of this with very little distortion. It’s got a little bungee cord on the back that allows you to attach it just about anywhere. It’s super portable, loud, has a wireless range of 65-feet, and completely waterproof. It’s the Bluetooth speaker that goes everywhere you go.
Beats Pill+ Black
The Beats Pill+ has been totally redesigned to be easier to use, louder and bigger sounding. It can get seriously loud and it delivers clear, layered sound. It has a wide sound stage and it sounds bigger and better than its predecessor. The woofers provide noticeable but not overpowering bass. You can conveniently play tunes up to 300 feet away. Battery life comes in at 12 hours. It delivers room-filling sound and good bang for your buck.
JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Pulse 3 delivers a 360-degree sound and lightshow experience. The speaker is IPX7 certified so it can be submerged in water. You can pair up to 10 JBL speakers to deliver a more immersive soundstage. The coolest part? The lights move according to the beat. Choose from presets or customize your light experience. Battery life comes in at around 7 hours. The Pulse 3 gets loud for small to medium-sized rooms but the immersion dissipates for larger rooms. The bass levels sound better than the UE BOOM 2s. The mid-range is clean and clear.
Sony XB10 Portable Wireless Speaker
This fun pint-sized Bluetooth speaker from Sony delivers great sound and 16 hours of listening time. You can even pair two together. For such small speakers, they have great bass. With good wireless range, setting it up couldn’t be easier. You’ll want to blast your music all the time. Besides, doing homework is a lot easier when you can blast your music.
VicTsing Shower Speaker
The VicTsing Shower Speaker is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. It’s available in five different colors and is rated IPX5, which means it can get sprayed by water without damaging it. It has a 5-watt speaker and you can connect it to your iPhone to play music or answer a call. Pairing is pretty straightforward. The suction cup allows you to stick it to your shower. It’s not going to blow you away but it’s an inexpensive wireless speaker for the shower.
Don’t be fooled by other wireless speakers on the market, the Sonos Play is the most impressive wireless speaker I have ever heard. While it lacks the portability of a Bluetooth speaker, it is perfect for your listening to music around your house. The unique thing about this speaker is that you can add additional speakers to build a wireless home audio setup.
UE BOOM 2 Wireless Speaker
With a rugged cylindrical design, the UE Boom 2 is one of the best sounding Bluetooth speakers on the market. The Boom 2 not only has a superb wireless range of 100 feet but its battery life can last up to 15 hours on a single charge. The colorful little speaker shoots out an impressive amount of sound in every direction with no distortion. If you love bass heavy music like hip hop, this is the speaker to get. No wonder it is called the Boom.
Bose SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth Speaker
The SoundLink Revolve+ are cylindrical wireless speakers that deliver full 360-degree sound. It looks like a premium product and is well-built with a handle for easy transport. It sounds quite loud for its size while delivering bass without compromises and easily filling up a room with ear-pleasing sound. The sound that comes out of these omni-directional speakers is jaw-droppingly awesome. The speaker is water and shock resistant and it is the best speaker in its class. Battery life for the Revolve+ is rated to 16 hours. It sounds better than the UE Megaboom, UE Wonderboom, JBL Flip 4, and UE Boom 2 with bigger sound and bass.
G-Project G-BOOM Wireless Boombox
The G-BOOM Wireless Boombox speaker is the go-to speaker for outdoor use or any party. It’s huge and gets super loud. It’s one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can get for under a hundred bucks. It’s heavy duty, durable and well-built and has a handle for easy transport. The sound quality is excellent with a good balance of awesome bass. A full charge lasts about 6 hours.
iHome iAV5 Color Changing Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker for Amazon Echo Dot
Want to expand the fun of your Echo Dot? Designed for Echo Dot 2nd generation, the iHome iAV5 brings life to the party with incredible audio sound and color-changing lights to deliver an awesome experience. Not only that, but you can take the party with you thanks to its portability. It significantly boosts the Dot’s audio quality. What’s cool? The colors can even change based on your music — my personal favorite.
Available in two colors: Space Gray and White, Apple’s HomePod delivers the best sound in a compact speaker. It sounds much better than Amazon Echo and Google Home with louder sound output and clearer sound separation. To take full advantage of its voice controls, you’ll need Apple Music. Just know that it doesn’t come cheap.
Google Home Max
Google Home Max is the beastly version of Google Home in terms of audio quality. You get the best audio quality you can get from a Google Home product. It delivers clear highs and deep bass. On top of that they layered Google’s AI and machine learning to deliver even better, more thoughful sound in the home. The volume can be controlled via voice or touch controls. You can even pair with Google Home or the new Google Home Mini.
The Sonos PLAY:5 is easily its biggest sounding, most powerful speaker yet. Although it carries a premium price, I can’t think of a better speaker that’s worth the money. By far, this is the best speaker they’ve released. It’s also the most versatile speaker. It can be oriented horizontally or vertically. On the unit itself, it features some limited controls but your phone is the real command center. Spotify is integrated so you can stream directly. The sound quality will blow you away. It sounds very balanced, full, and rich. It also has rich, deep bass with punch without being overpowering. It fills a room without being overbearing. It’s an impressive speaker that won’t disappoint.
Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker
The Bose SoundTouch 10 is the smallest and least expensive model in Bose’s line of Wi-Fi multi-room Bluetooth speakers. These compact speakers compete well with the Sonos Play:1 speakers. Control the speaker via a free app available for Android or iOS devices. A remote control is also included. It plays music from Pandora, Spotify, and Internet radio stations. It sounds big for its size and sounds impressive. It’s strong in the mid-range, great with acoustics and vocals, and has a surprising amount of bass for its size and can fill a small room with sound.
Google Chromecast Audio
If you want to cast your favorite music to your speaker system, you need Chromecast Audio. Connecting to your speakers is super simple. Just plug it into your aux port, connect to your network, and hit cast. Voila … now you can hear music, radio stations, podcasts on your speakers. It works with smartphones, tablets, and even PCs.
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
With the Blue Yeti Microphone, you can add a dramatic improvement to your voice recordings. The sound quality you get with this microphone is comparable to studio quality. Whether you are singing, recording voice overs, or game recordings, everything is crystal clear.
Audio Technica AT-LP60 Turntable System
Getting into vinyl is the coolest new hobby. If you are looking at collecting records, this turntable from Audio Technica is a great way to start. Hook this baby to a powered speaker system and you are ready to go. The best part? This turntable is fully automatic, which means you only have to worry about collecting records.
Kala Learn To Play Ukulele Starter Kit
If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the ukulele, this kit from Kala is the perfect opportunity. It’s a fantastic set for beginners and there’s even a free online course to walk you through playing. As for the ukulele, it’s well made and sounds great when tuned.
Yamaha PSREW300AD 76-Key Portable Keyboard & Power Supply
The Yamaha YPG-235 Grand Piano is a 76-key portable grand piano with brilliant sound quality. It’s perfect for novices to more advanced users. It’s loaded with plenty of features for advanced users. The 30 integrated songs are separated into easy to play parts – making learning easier than ever. In all, there are seven levels of lessons. Users love it because of its amazing sound quality and rich feature set.
Gammon Percussion Full Size Drum Set
The Gammon Percussion Drum Set kit is perfect for beginning players. It actually sounds pretty good given the price. It’s a complete set with a snare drum, rack tom, floor tom, hit-hat cymbal, and a crash ride cymbal. It lacks a little bit on the crash but it’s a lot better on the ride. It also comes with a pedal and stool. With the incredible sound you can get out of this set, it’s proof that you don’t need an expensive drum set to sound good.
Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar
The Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar is the cheapest Les Paul style guitar. It rocks a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. It’s got a Gibson style with short scale and it’s quite wide and flat. The tuners don’t appear like they’ll last for years to come. It plays really nice with great tone and resonance. The thinner body makes it easier to get to the high frets. When it’s amplified you’ll sound like a rock star. It’s a Les Paul on a budget.
Fender Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar
The Fender Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar is an affordable electro-acoustic and a great value. It’s perfect for a beginner and intermediate players. It features a concert-style body with cut away. It’s slightly smaller, thinner, lighter, and curvier than the standard Dreadnought acoustic. It features a solid spruce top with scalloped X-bracing, delivering a lively, rich resonant tone. The back and sides are made from laminate mahogany and it’s fitted with a mahogany neck and 20 fret rosewood fingerboard. It’s really comfortable to play – not too slim and not too chunky. The acoustic sound is very impressive.
pBone Plastic Trombone
PBone is a trombone that is made out of plastic. This is not a plastic toy, it’s a real instrument. The coolest part? It sounds almost as good, is much cheaper, and weighs considerably less than a trombone. It’s perfect for new players or players who want a lightweight trombone to practice with.
Roland SYSTEM-8 Plug-Out Synthesizer
The Roland System-8 acts like several synths in one. In fact, you can have up to four synths in one. The Roland System-8 is capable of even making basic sounds sound massive and huge. It features super smooth filter changes as well as full on-board control. Don’t forget it also comes bundled with the Jupiter 8 and Juno 106. Without a doubt, the Roland 8 is the best synth on the market with crazy good sound. It’s a powerful synth with a built-in audio interface. Get ready to unleash your inner artistic creativity.
DropMix Music Gaming SystemAges 16+
DropMix is a new electronic mixing game that will have you feeling like the next up and coming DJ. Mash together today’s hottest songs to score points. The NFC chip-enabled music cards’ genres range from Pop, R&B, and Dance to Indie, Country, Rock and Hip Hop. To play download the free app for Apple or Android devices. Blending physical and digital play, this first of its kind game offers three different ways to play – Clash, Party, and Freestyle. Freestyle is the best place to experiment and start out. Points are awarded based on your speed and correct reactions. It’s all about trying to get the highest score. At its core it’s a fun card game, but the amazing music elevates it to another level.
For The 18 Year Old Adventurer
Whether it’s for jumping off the top of a mountain or backpacking in the outdoors, these exhilarating gifts will leave your 18 year old boy squealing for joy.
GoPro HERO5 Black
GoPro HERO5 Black is the company’s latest top action camera. It’s not so much about the image quality as it is about becoming a better, more convenient end-to-end actor device. The video quality is still some of the best in the category. Upgraders will want it for all the new features and the new design. The waterproof housing is now options since the body itself is waterproof so now you don’t have to worry about snow, rain, or taking it for a swim. Electronic stabilization eliminates shake but it’s not available in 4K mode or above 60 FPS. Instead of packing it with just high resolution, it has everything – making it truly a top-of-the-line camera.
GoPro HERO5 Session
About the size of an ice cube and with an entry level price point, the GoPro5 Session allows anyone to record their adventures. Because it’s small and lightweight, it’s the perfect camera for helmet mounts whether you attach while mountain biking or snowboarding.
Skywalker Jump N’ Dunk Trampoline
Looking for a fun gift for your 18-year-old boy? If he loves basketball, he’ll probably love this system combining basketball with a trampoline. It’s super fun and you can have fun all day shooting hoops and jumping and dunking like there’s no tomorrow. The set is well-constructed and built for years of fun.
Zupapa 15 ft Trampoline
Trampoline parks are super fun and now you can bring the fun home with this trampoline. Trampolines are not only great for bouncy fun, they are a great way to burn calories. The Zupapa Trampoline is not your average home trampoline. Supporting up to 375 pounds with a sturdy frame that is built to last, this trampoline is perfect for teenagers.
Ripline 90′ Night Riderz with SeatAges 8+
Calling all adventure seekers! If he’s into thrills, he’ll love this zipline kit from Ripline. Now you can have adventurous fun in your own backyard. The cable runs about 90-feet and supports up to 200 pounds. Once you’ve set this up, you’ll surely agree this is worth every last penny. He’ll have a real blast riding it with friends and family. Get ready for the time of your life!
Macaco Slackline 52’x 2″
If you have never tried slacklining, the Macaco slackline is a great line to start with. To set it up, you simply wrap the slackline around two trees and tighten. When you first start you want to learn to balance on the slackline by walking across it like a tightrope. Once you have mastered that, the rope also behaves like a 2 inch trampoline that you can jump and perform tricks on.
Segway miniPROAges 16-60
The Segway miniPRO is essentially a slimmed down version of the Segway and it’s consumer-friendly. This is better than hoverboards and it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. It uses various technologies to make it a far better experience. The new design is stylish and aggressive. The unit itself feels well-built with a lot of strength and integrity. The center column differentiates it from hoverboards and this is used to steer the miniPRO. This steering mechanism is really quite intuitive. An Android app even allows you to customize the LED lights. There’s not much of a learning curve here for those who’ve used a hoverboard and it’s pretty safe. Best of all, it’s cool, fast, and fun.
Does he love adventure? Try your hand at the Razor RipSurf. This cool ride-on offers one groovy ride with its surfboard-like cutting action. You literally feel like you’re surfing on land and it’s wickedly fun. The board is well-constructed with caster wheels underneath it, allowing you to simulate that surfing action. Are you ready to take it for a spin?
Razor Ripstik Caster BoardAges 8+
Do you like to ski or surf? With only two wheels, the RipStik is unlike any other skateboard. The RipStik looks like a skateboard with 2 decks joined together with a cross bar. Unlike skateboards, in order to gain momentum you have to twist the front and back of the board back and forth like a maniac. It feels a lot like snowboarding or surfing but on the street.
Penny Graphic Complete Skateboard
Made out of plastic and featuring many cool designs, Penny Boards are one of the most popular skateboards. If you plan on cruising back and forth to college, Penny Boards roll faster and smoother per stride than comparable skateboards. The trucks and flexible board make it easy to turn. If you are a college student, there is no better way to get around.
Quest Longboard Skateboard
If you have never tried long boarding before, you have to try this long board cruiser from Quest. Long boarding is much easier to pick up than skateboarding, but it gives you the rush of carving. At 44 inches, the board is much bigger than a skateboard but still very maneuverable. If you just want to weave around college or by the beach, this board will get you where you need to go.
Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Electric Skateboard
The 2nd Gen Dual+ Electric Skateboard improves over the first gen board in several ways. First, the wheels are bigger, resulting in a smoother ride. Bumps in the road feel better and carving is much better as the wheels stick to the ground. The torque and top speed have also improved. You can reach a top speed of 22 MPH with extended range of 12-14 miles. Now you can easily swap out the battery. The board is both flexible and sturdy and it makes going over bumps very smooth. What’s cool is that even if the battery dies, you can still use it as a regular longboard. It’s so fun to ride and is absolutely worth every penny.
Landwave Skateboard Ramp
Sometimes you just need to unplug. Gift your teenage boy this tent from Coleman and he will think of you whenever he goes camping. With a roomy 6 foot high interior, it’s large enough to stand up in. The excellent ventilation and waterproofing will keep y
Revolution 101 Balance Board Trainer
Learning to ride your first skateboard is a lot easier with the Revolution Balance Board. This wooden board on a plastic roller helps you learn the necessary balance skills you need to ride any board. The best part? You never have to leave your house.
Monkey Bike Wheel Light M232
You have got to install the Monkey Wheel light on your bike wheel. As you pedal fast, the light will create a light show on your spinning wheel. There are over 40 different themes with 16 colors. As you roll on by, people are sure to notice you and thank you for the free light show. You might even find yourself pedaling faster.
Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Motocross Bike
Brace yourself for thrilling adventures with the Razor SX500 McGrath Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross Bike. The bike is well-constructed with realistic details and feels incredibly fun to ride. You can feel every bump or valley with large tires and suspension system. The disc braking system is quality and works as expected. This bike supports a max weight of 175 pounds. Get ready for the ride of your life!
Merax Falcon Mountain Bike 26-inch Bicycle
If he loves the outdoors, there is nothing better than a mountain bike, but a good quality mountain bike can be super expensive. For the price, this mountain bike from Merax is much better than mountain bikes you get at big box stores but still very affordable. With 21 speeds, it’s perfect for someone new to mountain bikes. The lightweight frame along with the front and back shocks make it perfect for off-road action whether you are performing tricks or riding on trails.
Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard
The Hovertrax 2.0 is the newest hoverboard from Razor. As long as you follow the weight limits, you should be able to ride it with confidence and it is a ton of fun. The idea of gliding along and steering with your body is super cool. There is a bit of a learning curve but there is a beginner mode that allows you to get your balance and feel confident. For safety, it’s recommended to always wear a helmet while riding the Hovertrax 2.0. The best part? As your confidence builds, its get even more fun!
SWAGTRON T6 Off-Road Hoverboard
Looking for some adventurous fun? The Swagtron T6 is an awesome new hoverboard that thrives on adventure. Of all the hoverboards on the market, it is the only one that supports a max load of 400 pounds. The casing is durable made with strong aluminum and ABS plastic. It’s capable of reaching a max speed of 12 MPH. The built-in carrying handle is perfect for simple transportation. Its 10-inch durable tires provide traction and stability on almost every type of terrain. With the ultra-high torque, you’ll easily roll over bumps and inclines up to 30-degrees. What’s cool? Rock out to your favorite tunes via Bluetooth connectivity. And ride up to 12 miles on a single charge.
Yvolution Neon Kart
Looking for new way to have fun with your hoverboard? Consider the Neon Kart. Connect your hoverboard to the rear of the Neon Kart to create a low riding vehicle that is super fun to ride around town. It reaches a max speed of 7 MPH. Use the handlebars to steer while resting your feet on the foot rests. The max load for the Neon Kart is 220 pounds.
Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick
Imagine you can shoot yourself 10 feet up into the air! The Vutego V4 Pro pogo stick takes bouncing on a pogo stick to an all new extreme. The coolest part? By tweaking with the air pressure, you can control just how high you can jump. Who needs a trampoline?
Flybar Maverick Walking Stilts
Regardless of your age, you’ll have a blast with these Flybar Maveric Walking Stilts. They are engineered for comfort with good ergonomics to promote a good posture while you ride. They are strong and lightweight and support riders to 190 pounds. It’s a super fun experience not to be missed.
Snow Sled Saucer Heavy Duty
Around the holidays, he’s probably begging to go sledding. Made out of heavy duty plastic, this sled saucer from MH Sleds holds up even on the most adventurous downhill slopes. The nylon grip handles allow you to securely hold onto the sled. With the weight of a teen, it will practically fly down the slopes wickedly fast. He’ll be using it for years to come.
Nikon 8245 ACULON 8×42 Binocular
There is nothing better than a good pair of binoculars for bird watching or exploring the great outdoors. You don’t need to spend a lot of money for a good pair of binoculars. Weighing a little over 2 pounds, these Nikon Aculon binoculars give you a lot for your money. With 8X optical zoom, the image is clear and sharp with a wide field of view.
Shakespeare Ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod
The Ugly Stik is probably one of the most famous fishing rods. Known for its durability, this fishing rod is not only affordable but versatile. The rod can handle lightweight fish like trout as well as larger fish like salmon. Paired with a reel, the Ugly Stik is ready for just about any type of fish when the opportunity presents itself.
Scratch the World
Are you ready to travel around the world? Here is a beautiful and unique product for the traveler in your life. It’s a map with a scratchable gold surface similar to a lotto ticket. That way when you visit somewhere, you can scratch off the country. When you scratch off the film, it reveals a beautiful colored map underneath.
Solo Stove Lite
Carrying around fuel for a backpacking stove is the worst. So the idea of having a lightweight stove that runs on just wooden sticks, twigs, and grass clipping might sound like a dream. That’s the idea behind the Solo Stove Lite, which uses convection to heat food. The bottom vents keeps the fire hot while the top vents causes secondary combustion. The result is very little smoke and the ability to cook food with wooden twigs that you find around the campsite.
Coleman Sundome Tent
While very affordable, the Coleman Sundome is a great tent to camp out with friends. The tent is lightweight which make it perfect for backpacking with. Setup is super easy and can be done in minutes. With great ventilation and a made out of waterproof material, it is perfect for camping trips.
Outlander Travel Backpack
Whether you are using it for school or camping, you can’t go wrong with an Oulander backpack. With a lifetime warranty, these backpacks are built to last throughout college. This backpack has pockets for anything you can think of from a water bottle to even textbooks. It even can convert from a backpack to a pocket. It’s spacious, comfortable, and high quality.
Timbuk2 Command Laptop Messenger Bag
If you are looking for a messenger bag that is going to last you throughout college, get the Timbuk 2 Command Messenger bag. This comfortable and lightweight messenger bag distributes weight across your back instead of shoulder. It not only has superb storage options, it features a laptop sleeve with added protection. If you don’t need the laptop protection, then you can save some money with the Timbuk2 Classic. These bags are super stylish and versatile.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Carry-On
Prepare for your next trip with the stylish and durable Kenneth Cole Reaction Upright Suitcase. This is a solid carry-on that conveniently fits in the airplane carry-on cabins. It’s sturdily constructed with an ABS exterior. Inside it fits all your clothing and travel accessories. The suitcase provides excellent mobility with easy to maneuver wheels. The top and side handles allow for easy lifting into and out of a vehicle.
Teton Sports Sleeping Bag
If you are tired of uncomfortable cheap sleeping bags, the Teton Sports Celsius sleeping bag is for you. With a solid and durable construction, this bag is massive. It gives you room to stretch out and even sleep on your side. When it is freezing outside, the cotton fiber lining and mummy top will keep you warm and comfortable. If you are an avid camper, you might want to go camping everyday.
Sport-Brella Portable All-Weather Umbrella
Make your next trip to the beach an enjoyable one with the Sport-Brella Umbrella. It keeps you well-protected from the sun rays so you can sit back and relax in comfort. It’s even perfect for picnics for blocking out any wind. The best part? It’s super easy to setup – just be aware of the wind’s direction.
72″ Inflatable Pizza Slice FloatAges 5+
Here’s a cool gift to chill out and relax by the pool. You can’t eat this delicious looking pizza slice, but you sure can float on it. It’s a 72-inch swimming pool float that’s perfect for some fun in the pool. It’s perfect for pool parties. The pizza float has toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, jalepenos, and more. What’s cool is that there are two cutouts for holding beverages. Man, isn’t life beautiful?
For The 18 Year Old Tool Lover
Whether it’s a multi-tool or backpack, give your tool lover one of these gifts that he will use for life.
Fisher 400B Space Bullet Space Pen
He’s going to be doing a lot of writing in college. The Rolls Royce of pens is the Mont Blanc Meisterstuck. While super expensive, it’s a very popular gift for graduations. But why spend so much on a pen when you can get a great one for much less? The Fisher Bullet pen writes at any angle even on vertical surfaces, which makes it super useful when you are in a rush to take notes or fill stuff out.
Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife
If you don’t have a Swiss army knife in your pocket, you should. Not only it is built to last, but the tools it has are useful every day. The best part? All 33 tools fold into a compact form that easily fits in your pocket. It’s impossible to list all the tools but there is saw, scissors, pliers, and more. Never leave home without it.
The Go-Comb is a thin and lightweight comb about the size of a credit card. It’s the perfect travel companion and it conveniently can fit inside your wallet. Now you can groom your hair anytime. It even works on beard hair and its design incorporates a bottle opener. How neat is that?
Tactical Portable LED Flashlight
Who knew a flashlight could be cool? At 1000 lumens, this is one of the brightest flashlights you can buy. Once you turn it on, it’s like WOW. In the night, it will light up a whole room. The coolest part? With a compact design, it fits in your pocket.
Stanley Powerlock 25FT Tape Rule
The Stanley Powerlock 25 ft Tape Rule is a tool that is real handy to have around the house. You never really know when you’ll need. But it comes in handy for all sorts of DIY projects. It’s really rugged and durable and built to last for years to come. The best part? It takes accurate measurements, is easy to read and doesn’t move while you are taking your measurements.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Once you try the LifeStraw, you’ll want to take it on all your outdoor adventures. It’s an essential tool if you’re going camping or on an adventure and you won’t be near a clean water source. This gadget cleanses the water so it’s clean and, most important, drinkable. And at this price point it’s a real bargain.
Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit
Everyone who turns 18, needs a basic tool box with wrenches, screwdrivers, a hammer, and so forth. He might not appreciate it right away, but the tools will probably come in handy the first week he lives on campus. This 65 piece tool set from Stanley is not only useful, but will encourage him to fix more things on his own.
Bounty Hunter Metal Detector TK4
Does he love hunting for treasures? With the Bounty Hunter he’ll love hunting for all sorts of interesting treasures. The Bounty Hunter TK4 is super easy to use and can discern between a real treasure and the rest. It features two audio tones to alert users to the next big find. What fantastic finds will you uncover? Discover a new fascinating hobby today.
AAA 85 Piece Commuter First Aid Kit
We’d rather not talk about what happens at college parties. With all the crazy stuff that happens at college parties, it is a good idea to have a first aid kit. This 85 piece kit has everything you need in case of an emergency.
Brunton TruArc 3 Compass
The Brunton TruArc3 Compass offers great quality, accuracy, and it’s easy to use. It’s an essential tool when you go traveling to have a sense of direction. What’s great? The compass even works when the batteries die. It’s well made and you get great bang for the buck.
If you are an avid backpacker or love running in the dark, this Vitchelo headlamp is the perfect gift. At 168 lumens, it is extremely bright and will light up the path in front of you. With 3 different brightness settings of high, medium, and low, the brightness is completely adjustable.
BACtrack S80 Professional Breathalyzer
This professional breathalyzer could be the gadget that saves your life. It’s accurate and reliable. Use it before you get behind the wheel. Yeah, yeah, we know you’re not supposed to legally drink until you’re 21, but many teens do it anyway. As they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife
How cool would it be to have your own US Marine Corps Fighting Knife? Made of 1095 Cro-van steel, this knife features the most popular blade knife design. It looks very attractive with a 7-inch blade and leather handle. He’ll love showing off this authentic blade to his friends.
Kuject Lock Pick Set
This is a great way to learn how to pick locks. It comes with three type of locks. The padlock is completely transparent which helps you understand how the lock works. It is nice to see the internals when you are working. After picking these locks, your 18 year old will want to move on to more difficult locks.
Leatherman Wave Multitool
Every 18 year old boy needs the Leatherman Wave. There are a ton of multitools but most of them are just novelties and not very useful. With an all stainless steel construction, this multitool is designed to last forever. With a nice selection of 17 tools from pliers to wire cutters, you never know when it will save you.
Got Pocket Monkey? Pocket Monkey is perhaps one of the most useful tools you can actually carry in your wallet and you’ll actually use. Other than looking like a monkey – what does it do? It can be used as a kickstand for your phone and as a earbud cord wrap. It also has a screwdriver, hex wrench, ruler, and a bottle opener.
Here is a cool key holder that saves so much space in your pocket. While it looks like a swiss army knife, it actually holds about 14 keys in a very compact way. When you sit down, you won’t even notice that your keys are in your pocket because they don’t rattle around.
Luminoodle Portable LED Light Rope and Lantern
The Luminoodle is perhaps the most versatile light you can use when going on outdoor adventures. It’s perfect for camping, picnics, and more. You can bunch it up into a lantern, hang it in the tent, and a variety of other applications. You’ll want to take this on every outdoor adventure because it’s so practical and versatile.
LighterBro Lighter Sleeve
Yo bro’ got a LighterBro? Not only is the LighterBro a lighter, but it also is packed with a load more. It’s the perfect tool to carry along on your adventures. The LighterBro packs a knife, screwdriver, bottle opener, and even a pair of scissors. Spark up a conversation the next time someone asks for a light.
Nite Ize BugLit
This super inexpensive LED flashlight is pretty awesome. What’s so cool? The bendy legs allow you to not only position the light but attach it around things like bikes or helmets. Its usefulness is endless.
Light My Fire Swedish FireKnife
Measuring 3.75″ and made of half tanged stainless steel, this is no ordinary knife. While it’s stupidly sharp, it’s equipped with a fire starter in the handle, which makes it a great survival knife. You can not only prepare your food, you can cook with it.
EnergyFlux Enduro Hand Warmer
With this hand warmer, you might not need gloves. Unlike traditional hand warmers, this hand warmer runs on a large lithium ion battery, which means you don’t need fuel. You simply charge it like any USB device. It’s not just a hand warmer. It’s got multiple uses. The best part? If your phone runs of juice at the most inopportune time, it charges just about any USB device and even functions as a flashlight.
Solar Charger RAVPower 24W Solar Panel
When you’re outdoors, how do you plan on charging your devices? This solar powered bank is perfect for charging all types of devices when you venture to the Great Outdoors. From iPads and iPhones to Android phones and more – it charges them all. It taps into the power of solar energy to deliver the power you need to fuel your devices. It’s charging with no boundaries.
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit by Citadel Black
When the Zombies take over, you are going to need tools survive. Just don’t let the zombies bite you. Luckily, you will have everything you need in this zombie survival kit that includes 25 tools including a multi tool, fire starter, and paracord bracelet. Everything is packaged in a tin that is covered in fake blood. Or maybe it’s real?
For The 18 Year Old Car Lover
With a cool set of wheels, the days of walking are officially over. Help him celebrate his new ride with these great gifts for car lovers.
Garmin DriveSmart 60 NA LMT GPS Navigator System
There is nothing worse than getting lost and with lifetime maps and traffic updates you never have to worry about that. While it might not be fancy, this Garmin GPS does everything it is supposed to do. It is very easy to use and the directions get you where you need to go, giving you the name of the street to turn on. It even alerts you when you are near a school or are over the speed limit. Never leave home without it.
Sony XAV-AX100 6.4″ Car Play/Android Auto Media Receiver
Looking to upgrade your car stereo? The Sony XAV-AX100 is an excellent choice as it supports both Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto. Interestingly, you can playback video and MP3s with a USB flash drive. It sports a beautiful 6.4-inch screen which delivers excellent color. If you have Apple Music, you can even listen to the content on your stereo with a familiar interface. Siri is also well integrated to make accessing your music fast and easy. You can also make calls with Siri.
AUTO-VOX Cam 6 Reverse Backup Camera
Looking to add a rear view camera to your car? The Auto-Vox backup cam is an excellent choice. It’s simple to install without any drilling and it works on a wide range of vehicles from cars and trucks to SUVs and more. The HD camera is waterproof so you need not worry about it raining. Reversing will be easier than ever. And simpler is definitely better.
Roav By Anker, DashCam A1
Be prepared for the unexpected day or night with the Roav DashCam A1 by Anker. This dash cam records in full 1080P HD and even records with a wide-angle view to capture all the important details. If you get into an accident, it can supply video evidence. Plus, they’re great for road trips. What’s cool is that this cam activates even if you’re not in the car with shock activation. It’s easily one of the best dash cams for the price.
Cobra Electronics RAD450 Radar
There are over 40 million tickets issued every year and over 95% go uncontested. Protect and empower yourself while you’re on the road with a radar system. These radar detectors detect all radar signals both in front of you as well as in the rear so you know when cops are around the vicinity. Voice alert is helpful to maintain your focus on the road. While it’s not perfect, it gets the job done and makes it worth the price of admission.
Ram Mount X-Grip
Ram Mount X-Grips are a popular choice for mounting your phone in your car. With one of these high quality mounts you can orient your device so you can easily view directions, play music, and more. It works great while giving your phone a solid rubberized grip.
iOttie iTap Magnetic Air Vent Car Mount
The iOttie iTap is a fantastic device for your car that allows you to attach your phone magnetically to the iOttie, which is mounted to your air vent. It works with phones, GPS devices, and more. It provides an impressive grip so you don’t have to worry about it accidentally falling off during use and you can even adjust the angle. It’s a compact and elegant mounting solution.
Anker 24W Dual USB Car Charger
If you spend a lot of time a lot of time in your car, you need a car charger. Not only is it a life safer when you forget to charge your phone, but this one can charge two large devices at the same time. Simply plug it into your cigarette lighter and it charges your devices as fast as plugging them into a wall socket.
Meguiar’s Complete Car Care Kit
Do you love your car? This car care kit has everything you need to take care of your car. It comes with a car wash, clay, paint cleaner, and liquid car wax. After using all the products, your car should look as good as new.
SlimK LED Road Flares
Be prepared for a roadside emergency with this 3-pack emergency pack of LED Road Flares. What’s different about these flares is they don’t use harsh chemicals and there’s no risk of magnesium burn. They last for up to 36 hours on a full charge.
FIXD OBD-II Active Car Health Monitor, 2nd Gen
If your check engine light comes up, do you know what to do? FIXD helps you diagnose the problem and lets you know the consequences. It can even clear the light in some instances. In addition to diagnosis, it also conveniently alerts you to scheduled maintenance and oil changes through the simple to use companion app. The best part? It works on all gas-powered vehicles 1996 or newer. Are you ready to get FIXD?
OPT7 Aura LED Glow Underbody Lighting Kit
Want to be the coolest guy on the road? With 16 different colors, this underbody lighting kit will let you put on a light show wherever you go. Just make sure the color you set it on is legal in your State. You can install it yourself or get it professionally done. The coolest part? You can make the light move to the beat of your music.
OPT7 Aura Smart-Color LED Strip Interior Lighting Kit
Trick out the interior of your car with these ultra bright LED under dash lights. With two methods of installation, just about anybody can install this kit. Not only are the out of this world neon colors pretty dope, you can set it light up with the beat of your music. Everybody is going to want to ride around with you.
TaoTronics Bluetooth Receiver
This little gadget is the easiest way to get the music on your phone on your car’s speakers. Simply plug it into the aux port in your car. The coolest part? It can make just about any wired pair of headphones or speakers wireless.
The Club 3000 Twin Hooks Steering Wheel Lock
Looking to protect your car from would-be car thieves? The Club 3000 is a top steering wheel lock. It is compatible with most vehicles and very sturdy – resisting sawing, hammering, and more. It’s easy to use and will make it near-impossible for a thief to get away with your ride. Get the peace of mind without having to worry about your car being stolen.
NOCO Genius Boost Plus GB40 1000A 12V Jump Starter
Who needs roadside assistance? Even if you have jump cables in your car, it is hard finding someone who will let you jumpstart your vehicle. This portable battery back can jump start your vehicle when the car battery goes dead. Not only that, it charges your phone, tablet, laptop, and any USB-powered device. Every parent should get this for their college age son.
Top Gear Premium Roadside Assistance Kit
Everybody should have an emergency kit in their car. With 66 pieces, this inexpensive roadside kit has almost everything you need from a hand crank flashlight to booster cables to a first aid kit. Everything comes in a bag so it is ready to be tossed in your car.
Exwell Tire Pressure Gauge
Everyone who drives a vehicle could use a tire pressure gauge such as this. Periodically, you should check on your tire pressure to ensure peak performance for your tires and optimize fuel economy. The gauge is super simple to use and delivers accurate readings with an easy to read digital display.
SuperVizor Seatbelt Cutter
While you may never use this handy device, it is great to have it in your car. It is both a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. The coolest part? The tool attaches to your visor where it is within your reach if you ever need it. The seat belt cutter is super sharp and will work if the need arises. If you have a vehicle, this is a must have as it could save your life.
Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler
Don’t you hate it when coins and other belongings fall between the cracks of your front seats? Now with Drop Stop – say goodbye to lost goods forever. You get a pair of Drop Stops for the passenger and driver side. They are super easy to install and get the job done. ‘Nuf said.
Armor All AA255 Wet/Dry Vacuum
This powerful, lightweight, and affordable wet/dry vac is perfect for cleaning the inside of your car. The 2 horsepower motor picks up dirt really well and the portability of the unit allows you to reach hard places. It comes with a ton of attachments for every job and even has a wet and dry feature for accidental spills.
Ampper Blind Spot Mirror
You can avoid many accidents by simply adding this blind spot mirror to your car. You get a pair of convex mirrors for checking your blind spot before changing lanes. It gives you a wider field of view. It’s easily one of the most practical tools you can get for your car and they’re inexpensive. This is so good it may become a standard feature in future cars.
Throw a few of these microfiber cleaning cloths in your glove comparment. They come in real handy for cleaning the dashboard, GPS screen, and even your phone. You can even use them on your sunglasses and your TV and other electronics at home. You get a package of eight and they are super soft – wiping away dust and debris without scratching the surface.
Brush Hero Wheel Brush
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.
Meguiar’s New Car Scent Protectant
Who doesn’t love that new car smell? Now you can have that pleasant new car scent anytime you desire with Meguiar’s New Car Scent. It comes in a spray bottle or wipes and it cleans and shines, too. The best part? It works as promised and is the closest thing to getting that fresh new car smell that everyone loves.
For The 18 Year Old Blaster Lover
We guarantee that the shooters in your life will love these gifts that go BOOM.
Nerf Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20KAges 14+
The Nerf Prometheus is Nerf’s flagship blaster this year and it’s a BEAST! This mammoth blaster has a hopper that can hold up to 200 rounds of foam Nerf Rival ammo. It blasts with an advanced acceleration system – 8 rounds per second. Its rechargeable battery is perfect for all-day play. Simply hold down the accelerator and press the trigger to empty it in just 25 seconds flat. The only problem? Picking up all the ammo.
Nerf Rival Stormtrooper BlasterAges 14+
Designed to be a replica of the First Order Stormtrooper blaster, the Stormtrooper Blaster comes with 7 red rounds so it looks like you are firing a laser. This spring powered blaster has a bolt handle on the side. Simply prime it back and forth and pull the trigger.
Nerf Rival Phantom Corps Hades XVIII-6000 Ages 14+
What happens when you smash 2 Artmesises together? You get the Hades! It comes with 3 chambers with 20 of the round foam balls for a total capacity of 60 foam balls. This spring powered, pump action blaster with slam fire has a very smooth blasting action. Once you unload one chamber, it automatically switches to the next chamber.
Nerf Rival Face MaskAges 14+
Take your Nerf Rival experience to the next level with these Nerf Rival Masks. It works perfectly and provides total protection for your entire face, including your eyes. Now you don’t have to worry about accidentally shooting friends in the eyes or face with the right protective head gear. It’s all fair game. Choose from the Red Team and Blue Team.
RECOIL Laser Combat-4-Player Starter SetAges 12+
RECOIL redefines that game of laser tag. It brings first-person shooters to real life. Laser tag just got real. The multi-player set comes with two blasters and the hub. It feels very comfortable in the hands. It’s not overly bulky or thick. You can have a battle with 16 players like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Reloading is super cool like Time Crisis. It even features force feedback putting you in the game and it works well. There’s even a GoPro mount if you want to capture the action. This is legit and super duper cool and you’ll love competing with friends. Don’t forget your AA batteries.
Nerf Laser Ops Pro AlphaPoint 2-PackAges 8+
Love laser tag? Then you’ll love the Nerf Laser Ops Pro. This blaster boots up quickly and it’s very easy to use right out of the box. Although the app is not required, it does enhance your gameplay by allowing players to level-up the blaster to make it stronger, better defense, check the scoreboard and more. Using the laser guns without the app is great for light-hearted fun. But if you’re competitive and want to kick someone’s tail, you’ll want to get into the app.
Nerf Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger 2-PackAges 8+
Does he love laser tag? The Lazer Tag Phoenix LTX Tagger is one of the most popular laser tag sets – which delivers an awesome laser tag experience at home. The blasters feature cool lights and sounds that immerse you in the experience and they look really cool. The reloading system is off the hook. There’s a shield that can be activated for a short period of time, adding strategy to your games. This package comes with two taggers – one blue and one gold one. They’re perfect for either indoor or outdoor use. He’ll have a total blast competing with friends.
Taurus Millennium PT-111 Spring Powered Pistol
Looking for an awesome beginning air soft gun? The Targus Millennium PT-111 packs quite a punch, firing at rates in the neighborhood of 180 FPS. It’s a spring-powered pistol that houses twenty rounds. It’s got a nice compact design and is perfect for beginners starting out with air soft. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you get for the money.
Elite Force 1911 Tac Airsoft
Is there anything cooler than a 1911 pistol? Using .25 BBs and a 12 gram CO2 cartridge, the Elite Force 1911 is an air soft version of that very gun with a two tone tan and black finish. It’s even got a tac rail that lets you install attachments. This gun is dependable, fun to shoot, and has a powerful kick. Here’s an air soft gun that will never go out of style.
Umarex Colt Peacemaker Air Pistol
Are you a fan of Westerns? You will not find a cooler BB gun. Styled after a .177 Colt, this not only looks like the real thing, it feels like it, too. It’s powered by CO2 which screws in at the bottom of the hand grip. It fires six BBs, Clint Eastwood style. To fire it, you cock back the hammer and pull back the trigger.
Varmint Air Rifle .177 Cal
If you are looking for a great automatic air soft gun, get the Varmint Air Rifle. With a full steel barrel, you are getting a whole lot for your money. The sense of weight is perfect, making it fun to fire. Firing at a rate of 1250 FPS, this thing puts out shots like crazy. It’s a beast on the field.
Daisy Red Ryder BB Pistol Kit
The Daisy Red Ryder is the world’s most popular BB gun. It’s been around forever and is still fun to shoot today as it was when it first appeared. It’s a great BB gun for target practice. This set is a great value for your money because you not only get the BB rifle but a backyard shooting kit with safety gear and accessories to get started.
OutdoorMaster Airsoft Mask
Not having the right protection is the #1 cause of injuries with air soft guns. This awesome looking Airsoft Mask may look like a fantastic Halloween mask, but it will give you the complete protection you need for safe mission battles. The mask is soldily constructed with metal mesh eye protection to protect your eyes. The mesh design allows you to see where you are going and allows you to aim with ease. Step up your game!
Outgeek Airsoft Half Face Mask and Goggles Set
Safety goggles are required if you fire air soft guns, BB guns, or pellet guns. These ones from Outgeek are extremely durable and comfortable. When you put them on, you not only look cool, but the goggles are wide enough so they don’t get in the way of your vision. Plus, the face mask provides the extra protection you need for your face. These are a must-have for any air soft lover.
YAKEDA Tactical CS Field Vest Outdoor Ultra-light Breathable Combat Training Vest Adjustable For Adults 600D Encryption Polyester-VT-1063
If you’re in the market for a high quality combat vest, look no further than the Yakeda Tactical CS Field Vest. This design obviously draws inspiration from CS games. It looks super cool in person – offering excellent protection while providing plenty of storage compartments to store guns, ammo, and more. The best part? It’s lightweight and well-ventilated so you can enjoy your air soft missions.
Tippmann Cronus Tactical Paintball Gun
If you are new to paintball, the Tippman Cronus is one of the best paintball guns to get started. This set includes everything you need including the safety gear to get out there on the field. Capable of firing 280-300 fps, this paintball gun not only looks cool, it performs well and shoots accurately.
No one pities the fly. Meet the BUG-A-SALT 2.0. It’s new and improved, delivering greater power and accuracy with less salt per shot. In fact, it’s accurate to within 3-feet and even gets in corners. Zap those bugs before they get you!
Genesis Archery Bow Set
The Genesis Original Kit is one of our favorite bow kits. You can get it for either right or left handed archers. It’s a great bow for getting started with archery. This is very easy to tune with no issues and it’s very accurate at shooting. The Genesis is a quality product that delivers big fun.
Perfect Point Throwing Knife Set
If you are looking to get into throwing knives, these throwing knives are excellent for beginners. While it looks easy, throwing a knife at a wooden or cardboard target takes a lot of practice. It’s like darts with knives. If you are new to it, it’s fun to get a group of friends together and practice your form. Once you get the knives to stick on a target, there is no better feeling in the world.
Water Sports QF-2000 Stream Machine Ages 8+
You will never find a water gun that shoots as far as the Stream Machine. During the summer, this water gun is a must for pool parties. With a 36 inch barrel, this thing holds a lot of water. Simply fill it up by submerging the gun under water and pulling the plunger back. Now find a target. Depending on your strength, you could get this water gun to fire a stream of water over 40 feet away.
The Scout Hunting Slingshot
You have probably seen cheap slingshots, but the Scout Sling Shot is in a league of its own. With its amazing ergonomics, this thing is fun to shoot and super versatile. If you have never fired a slingshot, don’t worry the manual walks you through the basics and the various grips. Set up a bunch of cans in the backyard and this thing is wickedly fun.
Aussie Fever Wooden Boomerang
What could be cooler than a boomerang? This one looks hand made with an Australian Aboriginal design on it. The fun part is learning how to master the art of throwing it so it comes back to you. Until you get it to come back to you, you will probably not even play videogames or eat lunch. It is super fun to throw.
Marshmallow Fun Classic Straight ShooterAges 6+
What could be cooler than a straight shooter gun that fires mini marshmallows? These Marshmallow shooters are super fun. The harder you blow, the further the marshmallows go. This set includes a 4 pack of blasters, but everyone is going to want to join in. Simply load them up with mini marshamallows and let the marshmallow wars begin.
For The 18 Year Old Sports Lover
What do you get the guy who loves sports so much that he lives in his house or tailgates outdoors when a big game is on? These gifts are sure to satisfy the 18 year old sports buff in your life.
The Hydroflask water bottle is great for quenching your thirst on a hot day or for carrying hot coffee on a cold morning. Put ice in your drink in the morning and a few hours later it will still be filled with ice. With double wall vacuum technology, it supposed to keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and warm drinks hot for up to 6 hours.
Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate
The Fitbit is the best known fitness tracker to track your physical activity on a daily basis and over time. Now you can wear one on your wrist with this smartwatch. He will want to track all his activity whether he is at the baseball game or with friends. It allows him to track everything from the amount of steps he has made to the how many calories he has burned.
TuneBand for iPhone 8
The best way to workout with your phone and listen to your music is with Tuneband. It securely fastens your iPhone to your arm while at the same time giving your direct access to all the buttons on the phone. No matter how intense your workout, it’s designed so it won’t slide down your arm.
Does he love the NFL? Even if his team is not doing well, a NFL jersey will help him show his love for his favorite team or player. Even if he already has a jersey, you can never have too many.
Capture the Flag REDUXAges 12+
Capture the Flag REDUX is a thrilling and captivating game of capture the flag using glowing balls. Teens will enjoy playing this with family and friends. It’s a game all ages can equally enjoy. The different game variations keeps things fresh and exciting for players. It’s the perfect outdoor game they’ll actually love playing.
Like volleyball, Spikeball is a great game for the beach or even the park. Appearing on Shark Tank, the game is easy to play but can get competitive real fast. Played in teams of 2, the idea is to bounce a ball on a hula hoop sized net that is a few inches off the ground. Played to 21, the rules are sort of like volleyball. Teams take turn volleying the ball off the net until one team misses.
Watermelon BallAges 14+
No – Watermelon Ball is not made from a real watermelon – but it looks like one and sports a similar shape. This is the perfect ball for your pool parties. It has unique properties that make it a really fun pool ball. For one, it hardly floats and you can even dribble it like a basketball and pass it while in water. You can come up with so many different games. Who’s ready for some fun in the pool?
Tiki Toss Game
Based on an iOS game, Tiki Toss is a fun game to pass time with friends at parties. The game takes minutes to set up and is sort of like darts. The idea is to toss a ring onto a hook. It sounds simple but is addictive. Requiring focus and eye hand coordination, it the perfect pick up and play game when you are just lounging around.
Discraft Ultra Star Sport Disc
This Frisbee is wicked. Everyone will be asking you where you got it from. Like a normal Frisbee, you can throw it around but you haven’t seen anything perform quite like this and the weight feels just perfect. It’s a real blast to play along with friends. As you throw it through the air, it flies so gracefully through the air. You’ll never want another Frisbee brand.
Glow City LED Light Up BasketballAges 3+
Transform your night games with this GlowCity game ball. It’s powered by two bright LEDs that literally glow like red hot fire. The ball is well made and makes playing in the dark a possibility. Now you don’t have to head home when it gets dark outside – play on!
Wilson Evolution Indoor Basketball
The Wilson Evolution basketball is hands-down the most popular indoor basketball. What makes it so great? With thousands of micro touch points and laid in channels, the basketball strikes a balance between grip and control. This ball never slips out of your hands whether you are dribbling, passing, or shooting it. It goes where you want it to go.
Spalding Stephen Curry Basketball
What basketball fan wouldn’t love a player ball like this? You can choose from the current crop of greats from Curry and James to Harden, Durant and Paul. The ball is plastered with player and team graphics along with official team colors. It’s the perfect gift for bball lovers.
Lifetime Height Adjustable Portable Basketball System
If you know he loves playing hoops, get him this high quality portable basketball set from Lifetime. It’s perfect in the backyard or out front. It sports a shatterproof backboard and adjusts from 8 to 10 feet. For extra stability, you could add sand or water into the base. He’ll love playing solo or inviting friends over for some competitive games.
Wilson NFL Super Grip Official Football
Featuring the official game size ball, the Wilson Super Grip Football is the perfect gift for football fanatics. Made of composite leather, the ball is comfortable to grip and throw. It’s a durable ball that retains its shape even with the roughest of play. He can count on years of fantastic play with the Wilson. It’s a touchdown!
SKLZ 10 Man Flag Football Set
Are you ready to start a flag football tournament? This 10 Flag Football set is perfect for playing a quick game of football with friends. You get everything you need including 10 flags along with the belts. The best part? The flags are pretty durable. Plus, the belts are completely adjustable and stay put when the flags are pulled. Ready, set, hike.
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball
This is not your typical soccer ball that falls apart after kicking it around a bit. Unlike department store balls, this one is designed to be kicked around. You can tell this is a high-quality ball from the hand stitching. It’s made of butyl rubber bladder – which is typically used in high quality balls in order to preserve the integrity of the ball. When you kick it, it’s got a nice rebound.
Rawlings Player Preferred Baseball Glove
Baseball gloves are expensive. You don’t have to spend a lot of money for a great glove. With an easy break in period, this baseball glove from Rawlings is an amazing glove for the price. The padded pocket allows you to gracefully catch balls. With strong durable leather lace and a great fit, it’s the type of durability and quality that Rawlings is known for.
Winmau Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard
You won’t find a better dart board than the Winmau Blade 5. What makes this dart board so special? It is made with thin wire, which means your darts will stick to the board instead of bouncing off it. This level of thoughtfulness has been extended to every facet of the board’s design. Even after playing with it round after round, it stands up to abuse. What more could you want out of a dartboard?
INSANITY Base Kit – DVD Workout
You haven’t done a cardio workout until you have tried Insanity. In this version, you will do the most intense exercise of your life. It’s okay if you can’t make it. You go as hard as you can until you can’t go anymore. Are you ready to max out and get the results you desire?
Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
If you don’t have time to hit the gym, this pull-up bar is a great way to build upper body strength. It simply mounts onto any doorway with no additional assembly. You won’t believe what a great workout you can get with just your own body weight.
Yes4All Adjustable Cast Iron Dumbbells
These dumbbells are pretty cool. You can easily adjust the weights by adding or subtracting plates and using the nut to lock them in place. The weights are easy to swap out and it beats having a bunch of free weights around your dorm room.
Perfect Pushup Elite
Pushups are a great way to build strength in your chest and arms. These pushup handles raise your body above the floor which puts less stress on your wrists. Not only that, Perfect Pushup really maximizes the effect you get thanks to an increased range of motion which really stretches out the chest muscles. You will be able to get stronger faster.
Everlast 70-Pound MMA Poly Canvas Heavy Bag
Are you ready to take your fitness to the next level? Then this 70 pounding punching bag from Everlast may be what you are looking for. If your son loves slamming his PS4 controller on the floor when he loses, why not get him something that is designed to beat the heck out of. This set includes everything you need to practice including the wraps and gloves.
STEALTH Core Trainer Personal
Want to develop your core in the privacy of your home? The STEALTH Core Trainer Personal delivers a dynamic ab plank workout while playing games. You’ll get a strong core and back in less time than you’d expect. Who knew working out could be fun?!
VirZOOM Virtual Reality Exercise Bike
Virtual reality is all the rage these days. So what better way to get you to exercise than a bike designed to take advantage of your new VR headset? Put on the VR headset and exercise suddenly feels like a game. The bike includes virtual reality games that motivate you to pedal like a madman. It’s compatible with the Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTV Vive.
Idson Muscle Roller Stick
If your teen son works out, this muscle roller stick makes a great gift. It’s great for helping with muscle soreness, circulation, and aiding in recovery. It’s well made and works as promised, reducing long-term soreness in your muscles. It’s perfect for muscle therapy massages.
adidas Team Issue Duffel Bag
This duffel bag from Adidas is perfect for carrying all your gym stuff. While it is offered in many sizes, the small size is suitable for the gym. Anything larger is too huge. You won’t believe all the stuff you can carry inside. The size is very generous. It even has a mesh shoe compartment on the outside.
adidas Alliance II Sackpack
Ready to hit the gym? Made of waterproof material, this gym sack from adidas is very convenient and stylish. It’s got a zipper compartment on the front and the main compartment is spacious. You can fit a ton of stuff inside whether you are using it for school or for sports. It comes in so many cool colors so you can probably find a color that he loves.
If you workout, the FlipBelt is a real blessing. It fits around your waist and keeps everything secure while you remain active. That means you can keep your phone and other personal belongings secure without worrying about it falling out. Best of all, they’re comfortable and versatile.
adidas Men’s Sport Performance Climalite Boxer Brief Underwear
If you work out, these adidas Sport Performance Climalite Boxers provide a supportive athletic fit and quick-drying fabric so you can workout in comfort. Choose from either a 2- or 4-pack.
For The 18 Year Old Board Game Lover
Bring these board games to your dorm room and your roommates will love you.
Cards Against HumanityAges 17+
What would happen if Apples To Apples went to college? Cards Against Humanity! Bring this game to your college dorm and it will be a sure fire hit. In the game, one player draws a card with a sentence that contains a missing a word. The rest of the players have to finish the sentence. Do not play Cards of Humanity with anyone unless they are okay with very offensive and dirty humor. It’s a riot unless you take it seriously or are easily offended.
What Do You Meme?Ages 17+
What Do You Meme? is an adult party game for meme-lovers. This game is NOT intended for children. It’s all about competing with friends or family to create the funniest memes. You have photo cards and caption cards and need to out-meme your friends. There are some adult themes, which may be offensive to some. Get ready for an addictive party game that’s hilarious fun!
Catan 5th Edition Ages 10+
Settlers of Catan is a classic game where the idea is to gather resources in order to build your settlement on an uninhabited island. The coolest part? Every time you play the game, the game board will differ, which means it never gets boring. When you roll the dice, it determines what resources you can get. You can then turn around and trade with other players so you can build your settlement.
Codenames is a fun party word game with a cool spy theme. The game is very easy to play. The idea is to get your team to pick out a certain word from a larger group of words. In order to do this, you have to give your team words clues without actually revealing the word. If your team guesses wrong, the other team will get a point. You’ll feel like a real spy.
Pandemic Legacy Red Board GameAges 13+
Pandemic Legacy is so good that you won’t want to stop playing. Get a group of friends together and play this game. In the game, you must stop a disease from taking over the world. What makes Pandemic Legacy so special is that you cause permanent changes to the game as you play. The first time you have to rip a card, it’s a bit unnerving. With so many twists and turns, it’s like watching a thriller unfold.
Exploding Kittens: NSFW EditionAges 16+
With great artwork, Exploding Kittens features the artwork of 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. This NSFW Edition is for adults only as it features explicit content. It’s hilarious fun and great with friends.
Joking HazardAges 17+
Joking Hazard is an offensive card game where you build comics related to topics ranging from friendship, violence to sex and everything in between. With 360 cards, there are virtually limitless possibilities. What awful situations will you come up with? This game is hilarious fun and perfect for parties!
Speak Out GameAges 16+
This game will make you feel and look ridiculous. The idea is super simple. Players stick a mouthpiece in their mouth and try to say a phrase. The idea is to get people to guess what you are saying. It’s harder than you think with the mouthpiece on. It’s a silly game and some of the phrases may sound dirty.
Ticket To RideAges 8-12
Ticket to Ride is an award-winning board game played with 2 to 5 players. In the game, players choose a color and have to build a railroad route between the 36 cities on the board. On every turn, you will have to make a strategic decision. The longer your route, the more points you score. The colorful train pieces are beautiful, the artwork is wonderful, and the game is exciting to play.
5 Second Rule UncensoredAges 17+
This uncensored edition of the popular game of 5 Second Rule is perfect for 17 year old boys. You have 5 seconds to spit out an answer like in the original game, but it’s uncensored for sure and a blast to play. Get ready for fun and loads of laughter.
Before you try to get a job you should try Funemployed! It’s an interviewing game that puts you in the hot seat. The catch? You’ll be interviewing for actual jobs with absurd qualifications. And you’ll have to convince them you’re the perfect fit. If you’re with a group of talkative, creative friends this is very entertaining and fun and better than CAH.
Pick Your Poison NSFW EditionAges 17+
Pick Your Poiso NSFW Edition is the ‘Would You Rather’ adult party board game you’ve been waiting for. Although it’s a bit short, when you master the rules it’s hilariously fun. The best part? You’ll find out just how sick and twisted your friends are. Combine with the regular edition to add to the fun.
Hot SeatAges 17+
Hot Seat is a great adult game best played with friends. We love that it’s a unique party game and you’ll learn a lot about your friends. Be forewarned – the game is personal and hits home hard. Best of all, you’ll have a great time and won’t be able to stop laughing. Definitely worth the purchase. How will you handle the Hot Seat?
Bad PeopleAges 17+
Bad People is the perfect party game where you get to find out what your friends really think of you. It’s dirty, raunchy, and more savage than CAH and you’ll have tons of fun. The best part? It has great replayability, as the gameplay changes depending on whom you play with. You won’t be disappointed with this hilarious game.
Super Mario ChessAges 8+
This is no ordinary chess set. It’s a Super Mario themed chess set. It’s good vs. evil. Will the Super Mario brothers be able to defeat Bowser and the koopalings?
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd EditionAges 14+
Inspired by George Martin’s fantasy novels, A Game of Thrones: The Board Game 2nd Edition has you competing with 3-6 players in an attempt to claim the Iron Throne. It’s an excellent strategic game right up there with Catan. Admittedly, it takes time to learn and setup, but it’s well worth it. GOT fans will love this game full of beytrayal, warfare, diplomacy, and intrigue.
Electronic Catchphrase GameAges 13+
With 5,000 phrases and multiple categories, Electronic Catchphrase is a great game to play with college buddies. The rules are very simple. You will be given a word and you have to get others to guess it without using the word and before time runs out. Feel free to use other words, act, or sing. The game will have you dying with laughter.
Bottle Flip Board GameAges 13+
Bottle Flip is a new game capitalizing on the popular trend this year. You’ll be flipping bottles and putting your bottle flippin’ skills to the test. The variety of challenges makes this game incredibly fun with friends. It’s addictively fun and takes a lot more skill than you would think. Your 18 year old will love competing with friends to see who is the real Bottle Flip champ.
For The 18 Year Old Scientist
While he may know all the elements on the periodic table, surprise the science geek in your life with the element of surprise with these great science gifts.
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit
This little computer called the Raspberry Pi is so amazing when you consider how many wonderful things it can do. This kit comes with everything you need to get started, including a guide with cool projects to build. You’ll learn everything from basic Linux commands to building your own retro arcade machine.
Elegoo EL-KIT-003 UNO Project Super Starter Kit
Arduino boards are electronic boards that can be used in DIY electronic projects. It’s hard learning about Arduino boards on your own. Now there is a starter kit the pulls everything together, giving you the foundation you need. The kit not only includes the project boards, but you get a PDF tutorial that walks you through 22 different lessons.
Elenco Learn to SolderAges 10-15
If you want to learn how to solder circuit boards, this soldering kit from Elenco has everything you need to get started. The instructions walk you through all the components inside. The way everything is laid out is like taking a class. There are even quizzes to test your knowledge. By the end, you will have a strong foundation on soldering so you can move onto bigger projects.
Elenco FM Radio KitAges 17+
For those that already have soldering experience, here is a great kit that lets you build your own FM radio. The kit walks you through all the components of a radio and how to assemble the parts. While it includes everything you need, you will need a multimeter to test that the circuit is working as expected. The coolest part? By the end, you will be able to listen to FM radio stations.
Make: ElectronicsAges 11-17
If you ever wanted to get into building electronics, this book is a must have. Unlike traditional books written on the subject, you will dive right in and work on real projects that walk you through from the basics to programmable microcontrollers. This is not a book about definitions. It’s very hands on. You will build everything from an intrusion alarm to audio processors.
Makey MakeyAges 8+
This tiny circuit board opens a world of possibilities. The board tricks your computer into thinking everything is a keyboard or mouse press. This allows you to use fun things as input devices for your computer. You can make a drum set out of play dough or even banana piano. The board is an Arduino board so it is completely open source if you want to take it further. What will you invent?
littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor KitAges 8+
This new kit from littleBits will excite Star Wars fans. It’s the Droid Inventor Kit and this is expected to be huge for the holidays. Imagine if you could create your own Star Wars droid. Well, now you actually can do precisely that with this inventor kit! The coolest part though is you can build a near-endless number of creations which adds significantly to the overall value. He’s gonna think this is the dopest thing in the whole galaxy.
LEGO Mindstorms EV3Ages 10-15
With Lego Mindstorms, you can create your own DIY robots. The instruction manual walks you through creating your first robot and programming the p-brick brain. You will learn various design patterns and how you can use the various sensors. Once you have built the tutorial models, it time to build and program your own robot from scratch. While you can use Lego’s basic programming tools, advanced users are going to want to install ev3dev to program with Linux.
Simply Coding Create Your Own GameAges 12+
Minecraft Modding Mod Design 1 With JavaAges 8-14
Is your 18 year old addicted to Minecraft? This 60-hour course teaches them how to make their own Mod so they can add fun things that only they can dream up. They will learn how to use Java, using concepts like booleans and conditional statements. If they are thinking about majoring in computer science or engineering in college, this course is a great start.
EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem
Not sure what to get your 18 year old? If fascinated by science, this EcoSphere Closed Aquatic Ecosystem is a cool and unique gift idea. It contains a complete ecosphere with living breathing life enclosed in a hand-blown glass sphere. It’s amazing to see how life thrives in this system – without the need to ever feed it – and it gives you a greater appreciation of science. The system contains shrimp, algae and other microorganisms in salt water. It makes a great decor piece for his room that is interesting to check up on.
AmScope M500 Microscope
The AmScope M500 is a great microscope that’s a perfect gift for your budding scientist. It’s pretty inclusive – including everything you need to startup. However, you don’t get any prepared slides and slide covers. You can actually get a set of prepared slides separately from AmScope. The scope has magnification from 40x to 1000x to see detail down to the cellular level. It’s easy to use and will provide hours of fun.
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope
It’s never been easier to get into the world of astronomy. This tabletop telescope is not only easy to set up but super portable. Unlike larger telescopes, you can set it up anywhere. With great optics, magnification, and a 4.5 inch aperture, you will be able to see Orion’s Nebula, constellations, and even Saturn’s rings. For the price, you can’t beat the Orion Starblast telescope. It’s small, affordable, and super portable.
Kintaro SNES inspired Raspberry Pi Case
Looking for an awesome SNES case for your Raspberry Pi 3B+? This Kintaro SNES-inspired Raspberry Pi Case is easily the best choice for form and function. Not only does it look amazing, but it has functional power and reset switches plus LED power light for an authentic retro building experience. It also comes with a heatsink to keep your Pi cool.
For the 18 Year Old Artist
Gifts are all out celebrating what makes a person unique. Whether he loves crafting his own drinks or customizing his kicks, here are great gifts for the artist and crafter in your life.
DrinkMate Beverage Carbonation Maker
Who doesn’t love drinking soda? The DrinkMate allows you to create soda from ordinary water. It works as advertised. The machine carbonizes water with CO2 canisters that you must refill. You can even flavor the sodas with diet or regular flavors like lemon lime, grapefruit, and cranberry. The best part? It’s healthier, too. None of the flavors use high fructose corn syrup.
Millennium Falcon Metal Model KitAges 14+
Here’s a great stocking stuffer. If you love modeling kits, you will love the detail on this 2 inch model of the Star Wars Millennium Falcon. It’s challenging but the finished product is so cool. In order to construct the model, you will have to bend metal sheets and connect everything with tabs. Even though it’s small, there is great detail on the model.
Elmer’s Liquid School Glue
This one gallon jug of Elmer’s Liquid School Glue is popular for arts and crafts projects, creating slime – everyone’s favorite – and making craft glue. There are several recipes online showing you how to create your own slime with this glue. This glue works best for creating slime and craft glue. Let the fun begin!
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Mixed By MeAges 8+
Slime is hot again! Crazon Aaron’s Thinking Putty Mixed By Me lets you make your own putty that glows in the dark! You can even create shimmering and sparkly slime. The set allows you to mix colors and effects to create the slime you’ve always dreamt of. You get five different containers in this set. He’ll love having silly fun with this slime kit.
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way Ages 10-13
If you have ever wanted to get into drawing your own comic book strip, this is a must have resource. It’s not really about drawing Marvel characters but about drawing techniques used in Marvel comics. You will learn about perspective, how to break a character into shapes, layouts, and more. This book not only shows you all the techniques, it is written in a way that will appeal to comic book fans.
Cheer the F*ck Up: An Irreverently Positive Adult Coloring Book Vol. 3
Do you have a sense of humor? We finally found the cure for stress. Show off your sense of humor without taking your anger out on someone else with this adult coloring book filled with bad words. It’s filled with beautiful designs that are accompanied by swear words like “Take No S*it”.
Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring BookAges 8+
Don’t laugh but coloring books are great if you are stressed out. This one here is filled with delightful and whimsical illustrations that are just begging to be colored in. There are a lot of leaves to color in and once you start you will just get lost in this coloring book.
Sharpie Color Burst Markers 24-Count
This limited edition Sharpie set is popular among teens. It includes 24 Color Burst permanent markers with fine tip points. It’s also available in ultra-fine point. The provide a wonderful burst of color to any art project. Best of all, they dry rapidly and write on practically everything from wood and plastic to leather, paper, and more. The ink on these Sharpies is waterproof and smear proof. Get your creative on!
Copic Sketch Set of 6 Markers – Greys
If he loves art, he’s going to go nuts over these Copic Sketch Markers. This set of six markers is mind-blowingly amazing. It comes with five neutral grays: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8 and a multiliner SP 0.5 tip black pen. These markers are a pure joy to work with, as they are easy to blend and are wonderful for creating a variety of art from comics to manga and anime.
Prismacolor Soft Core Colored Pencils
These Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil set features 23 premium quality soft core color pencils and 5 Verithin Premier color pencils. The lead is strong, resisting breakage so they’ll last for quite some time. They’re perfect for creating Manga-style artwork. Blending and layering work seamlessly and the lines delivered are crisp and clean and will inspire you to stretch your creative limits.
3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen SetAges 14+
The 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen Set is one of our favorite 3Doodler sets. You thought drawing on paper was fun – wait ’til you try your hand at this amazing 3D pen! It’s super easy and safe to use, provides the convenience of wireless and it is super fun to create works of art in 3D! You won’t believe all the amazing creative potential. Are you ready to unleash your creativity?
Angelus Acrylic Leather Paint Starter Kit
Would you like to customize or restore your shoes? You need acrylic paint. These acrylic paints are perfect for painting custom designs or restoring your shoes. Simply prepare the shoes by cleaning it and using Nail polish remover or a leather deglazer to remove the clear coat. Now you are ready to take your kicks to the next level.
Books For 18 Year Old Boys
While he is probably not going to want to read a college textbook on English Literature, these books are sure to entertain the 18 year old boy in your life.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Ages 4-8
Oh the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss is a go to graduation gift for high school students. Written in classic Dr. Seuss style, the colorful illustrations and whimsical rhymes make it the perfect send off for 18 year olds who are leaving the nest and ready to embark on their own journey. Don’t forget to write a personal message inside. Will he succeed? Yes, indeed.
The Naked Roommate
Have you ever wondered what college is really like? The Naked Roommate is a wonderful book for those entering college. You will learn everything you need to know about college from dating to the party scene. You will meet the different types of roommates, including the naked roommate. Every 18 year old guy needs a copy of this book, but be warned there is stuff you might not want to know about.
How To Win Friends & Influence People
How To Win Friends & Influence People is the one book you need filled with time-tested ideas to lead you to success in life. You CAN pursuit and the job you want! This book teaches you how to take any situation and make it work in your favor. You’ll learn practical ways to make people like you, influence others, and unleash your potential in this best-seller that is a must-have addition to your collection.
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia
Love The Legend of Zelda? Then you’ll probably love this comprehensive guide on all things Zelda. It covers everything from the original Zelda to the Twilight Princess HD. It’s jam-packed with lore, potions, poes, enemies, items, concept art, characters, and so much more! There’s even an exclusive interview with series Producer Eiji Aonuma you won’t want to miss. It’s the perfect gift for Zelda lovers.
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts
When Nintendo announced that a new Zelda art book would be released, Zelda fans everywhere put on their green tunic and grabbed their master sword. With 400 pages, the book will not only be filled with artwork from the series, but interviews with the creators. The latest book is already up for preorder.
Star Wars Character EncyclopediaAges 7-10
Got a die-hard Star Wars fanatic? Gift this Star Wars Character Encyclopedia featuring over 200 characters from Star Wars films. It’s jam-packed with caboodles of information on the people, aliens, and Droids of the Star Wars universe. It’s a book that will please any Star Wars geek.
Star Wars The Last Jedi The Visual Dictionary
Fans of Star Wars will love this 80 page visual encyclopedia that covers the characters, sets, props, vehicles, and spaceships of The Last Jedi. With beautiful huge pictures, you get an inside look at your favorite characters including Rey, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Hans Solo, and more. It’s the perfect addition to any Star Wars fan’s library.
The Manual to Manhood
At 18, your son is on the verge of becoming a gentleman. What makes a gentleman? This book addresses everything from survival skills to basic knowledge that most of us are afraid to ask. You’ll learn about personal grooming, dating, cars, and even how to treat women. Gentlemen are not born, they are taught.
Guinness World Records 2019Ages 7-12
Did you know that the heaviest tomato grown was 8.8 pounds? Every year it is so interesting to see new world records. With information on just about everything, the Guinness World Records is a fun book to read at any age. Everyone needs a copy on their coffee table. This book is fun to pick up when you have nothing to do.
Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2019Ages 7-12
If you love video games, you will love the fun facts in this book. Did you know that the longest marathon with a Call Of Duty game was 135 hours? It’s like Guinness Book Of World Records but jam-packed with information about video games only.
The Walking Dead Volume 30: New World Order
New York Times best-selling author, Robert Kirkham, delivers another wonderful installment in the popular The Walking Dead book series. Welcome to a whole new world in Volume 30. That means new friends, enemies, … and threats that will challenge their survival. It’s the perfect gift for fans of the show and books.
Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set
This 5-book leather bound set of A Game of Thrones is a wonderful gift set for fans of the series and anyone who loves fantasy books. This easily stands among the very best fantasy stories of all-time. The leather bound covers will protect your books for years to come. The characters and story-telling are addictively good that these will be hard to put down.
Marvel Year by Year: A Visual History
Marvel Year by Year delivers fantastic bang for your buck. This is perfect for comic book fans. The book has tons of fascinating information about all the Marvel characters. The extras are a really nice surprise for fans. He’ll also love seeing the evolution of Marvel over time.
DC Comics: A Visual History
Is your 18 year old a huge DC Comics fan? DC Comics: A Visual History is a must-have for any comics fan. He’ll reminisce about past DC characters and will equally love the artwork that nicely complements the tidbits of information. You’ll even witness the debut of major superhero icons, such as Superman and Batman. This is the definitive reference guide for any comics fan.
The Maze Runner SeriesAges 12+
This boxed gift set includes the popular first four paperback editions of The Maze Runner Series. It has been honored as the Best Teen Book. Discover what happens to Thomas as he finds himself trapped in a perplexing maze. Will he make it out alive? It’s astutely written and grips you from start to finish. It’s definitely a worthy addition to your collection.
The Hunger Games Trilogy
If he loves reading adventure books, The Hunger Games Trilogy is a great addition to his collection. This is a worldwide best-seller and includes all three books in the trilogy: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. It’s an engaging series with a fantastic cast of characters and a gripping storyline that will be hard to put down. It’s the perfect gift for fans of the books or movies.
Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer
Do you love going to concerts, sporting events, or dance parties? Why not preserve the memories? Just the Ticket is essentially a photo album for concert tickets. With 20 pages, the pages have 8″X 4″ pockets that allow you to put your tickets stubs inside. There is even a little place for writing notes about the events.
Backyard BallisticsAges 9+
Boys never grow up. Even 18 year old boys will get a bang out of the projects in this book. The 16 projects teach you how to build things that shoot projectiles through the air and go boom. You will build everything from a potato cannon to a hydro pump rocket. All of the projects are presented in a unique way as you will learn a little history, the science behind everything, and even safety.
This Book Loves You
This Book Love You is probably the most inspirational book you will read this year. It’s written by Pew Die Pie, the world’s most famous Youtuber. This literary masterpiece is up there William Shakespeare. Okay, we are exaggerating a bit. Still, this book will have you laughing with some of the silliest quotes that Pew Die Pie has ever said like “Don’t be a salad, be the best damn broccoli you could ever be.”
For The 18 Year Old Movie Lover
Whether he is a superhero fan or science fiction fan, these movies are sure impress the movie lover in your life. You can even have a movie night over with him unless you are his mom.
Avengers: Infinity WarRated PG-13
Marvel and the Russo Brothers have done a great job of understanding what these characters are to so many fans. It’s a very fun, exciting, and enjoyable movie. Thanos feels like a real badass villain. Every scene feels huge and the humor is on point and it’s funny when it needs to be. It’s packed with action scenes, memorable characters, and some shocking moments. The biggest praise we can give it is that we can’t wait to see what happens next!
Black PantherRated PG-13
Although Black Panther is not a flawless film, it’s a real blast. Instead of making another superhero movie, there’s actually a relevant message in this movie. My favorite part is how the characters get to the point where they are looking at themselves and looking at how they can make their lives, friendships, and the world better as a result. Killmonger is a great villain. It starts out as a regular superhero movie then kicks it into high gear towards the middle. But what’s really amazing about this film is you’re not thinking about the action, you’re thinking about the things that shape these characters into who they become.
Deadpool 2Rated R
Deadpool 2 is a blast to watch with no shortage of epic action scenes. Most jokes are very funny, although not all land. Surprisingly, this movie brings Deadpool down to Earth. It explores more of Wade Wilson and less of Deadpool. This movie does a great job of subverting expectations while also being a little bit of the same. Certain portions of the plot felt recycled. Brolin’s character adds so much to this movie. The action scenes are phenomenal and it’s a very funny movie. It’s fun and satisfying for Deadpool fans.
Thor: RagnarokRated PG-13
This film does what Winter Soldier did for Captain America. This movie gives Thor a major boost, likability, and a great sense of freshness. What’s so great is that it takes everything we know about Thor and dismantles it. But the heart of his character is still intact. Everyone in the movie steals the movie. This is easily one of my favorite Marvel movies. It’s everything I want to see in a superhero movie. It’s extremely fun and likable and the action scenes are like an adrenaline-rush. This is easily the best of the Thor movies and it’s extremely funny. It’s one of those movies that’s so satisfying to experience that you forget you’re watching a movie because you’re so wrapped up in it. Get ready to have a blast; it’s a great superhero movie.
Justice LeagueRated PG-13
Justice League feels like a consistent movie even though it was directed by two people. It’s a surprisingly light-hearted movie. It’s an easy, enjoyable watch. It was a delight to see The Flash brought to life on the silver screen. It’s a step in the right direction, but it feels a bit rushed perhaps due to Warner’s 2-hour movie limit mandate. There wasn’t as much depth in the team as there could have been. Hard-core comics fans will appreciate the film more than general audiences. It’s self-aware and entertaining but disposable.
Star Wars: The Last JediRated PG-13
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a really entertaining Star Wars movie with a unique voice and vision. It’s a very funny movie like The Force Awakens. The fan service doesn’t come at the expense of the characters or story. The action sequences are among the best in a Star Wars movie. Overall, it’s an enjoyable movie. It has some of the best performances in the entire saga, a compelling and conflicted villain, and tons of surprises.
Game of Thrones: Seasons 1-7Rated NR
Missed out on the epic Game of Thrones series or love the show? Now you can own the complete series through 2017 in pristine Blu-ray quality. It shines in both the visual and audio departments. It’s arguably one of the best series in years. The set comes with 7 discs and a digital download code for the 7th season. With proof of purchase and an invoice, you can download the remainder from HBO.
Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomRated PG-13
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom didn’t have many memorable sequences. Surprisingly, it makes a choice halfway through to become a different type of film. It becomes a monster movie in a big house. Although the CGI is impressive and they’ve done some incredible work, the movie fails to live up to the high expectations of Jurassic Park.
Tomb RaiderRated PG-13
Tomb Raider is based on the 2013 reboot game and it follows it very closely. This is one of the most visually faithful videogame adaptations ever made. Fans of the game will be happy to see it faithfully translated onto the big screen. The character of Lara Croft has never been more realistically portrayed in a movie. Alicia Vikander does an excellent job of portraying Lara. Tomb Raider fans will mostly be happy with this adaptation. It’s a fun action thriller.
Ready Player OneRated PG-13
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Ready Player One excels in its dazzling action sequences. However, the characters don’t have as much staying power as the awe-inspiring visuals. There’s joy in seeing video game and anime character references. Spielberg’s razor-sharp command of stunning action sequences and his unique sensibilities for sustained awe are unmatched. It’s enjoyably diverting and speaks to the nerd in us in some way, shape, or form. The film’s message could have been better with more scrutiny around why Wade and his friends feel disenchanted with the real world as they do.
Disney Pixar The Incredibles 2Rated PG
The Incredibles 2 is a fantastic movie. It’s extremely exciting and fun to watch. It understands what a superhero movie needs and has great messages underneath. The animation is stunning and has improved as has the depth and clarity of the images. The action sequences are enthralling. The lighting is impressive and represents Pixar’s best work. The characters feel fresh with intelligent conversation. The movie was epic and exhilarating. Brad Bird wrote a compelling story true to the original while also creating an exciting movie.
Spider-Man: HomecomingRated PG-13
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the third iteration of Spider-Man for the big screen. Spider-Man wants to prove himself a hero while trying to make it through high school. His new challenge is the Vulture. What we loved the most is that it’s an origins story without it being an origins story you’ve seen before. Tom Holland is great as Spider-Man, embodying everything great about Spider-Man. He’s trying to balance high school and romance with that superhero thing. The Vulture is the best villain since Doc Oc in Spider- Man 2. If you love movies with great action, this movie has some great action scenes. There’s also quite a bit of comedy. It’s a great Spider-Man movie and a great coming of age movie that brings the fun back.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Rated PG-13
Although Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is not as good as its predecessor, it is an enjoyable movie for fans. The movie is entertaining and has some good looking action. Overall, the movie feels a bit disjointed and it didn’t really fit into the movie. Everyone goes out on their own little adventure. Fans loved the humor of the first. So they decided to add more humor but at the expense of the flow, plot, and characters. It has enjoyment in it – Yondu was awesome, there were some great moments, and there was good humor when it landed, but it just felt rushed.
Wonder WomanRated PG-13
Wonder Woman is a great DC superhero movie. They really got the comedy right in this movie. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine played their roles well. Although Gadot didn’t land everything, she did well and shines in the action sequences. When Wonder Woman is kicking ass – you’re like – yeah, this is pretty exciting. What locked me into this movie was the humanity that Wonder Woman portrays. Although it has kick-ass moments, it’s not an action-centric movie. It’s a very personal story about Diana. It’s a coming of age story. Jenkins did a wonderful job of making Wonder Woman strong without brow-beating you. There are even a couple great moments of heart. It’s completely enjoyable and it has a lot of payoff. It is fun, exciting, and Patty Jenkins crushed it for the most part, making it a worthy addition to your Blu-Ray collection.