The journey from boyhood to manhood is a rough one, but it’s a journey that should be celebrated along the way.
If you or your child is invited to a teenage boy’s birthday party, here are some ideas of what you could buy him as his gift — and it doesn’t have to be that expensive!
Tools are my failsafe teenage boy gifts. From 13 to 18 and beyond, there seems to be a sense of pride in owning and looking after their own tools. For younger teenagers, I tend to buy an ‘all-in-one’ tool kit which includes a few screwdrivers, a hammer and a tape measure. Enough for them to put together a TV unit from Ikea but not too much that they attempt to fix the leaking shower by themselves. For older teenagers, I go for quality over quantity and get maybe two screwdrivers but make sure they are going to last.
Surf shops have some great fashion wallets for teenage boys at excellent prices. As most of the shop attendants are also young, get them to help you pick a cool design (and they’ll make sure you don’t accidentally pick a girl’s wallet!)
Here’s my advice when buying a torch for a teenage boy. Go HUGE or go compact. And it all depends on what you think he’ll use it for. If he’s the camping sort, then bigger is probably better, but if he’s into tinkering with machinery, then a small LED torch is best.