Teenage boys often ask for one of two things for Christmas: cash or something big on wheels. That's all well and good, but you're not a cynical teenager, and you're looking to stuff his stocking with something more personal than dollar bills. Stocking stuffers for a teenage guy are a way to show you care and you still get him. Under that thick skin of teenage defiance, there's a softie who believes in the wonder of Christmas. Here's how to surprise him with little gifts that say much more.
Drop in on his social media for the easiest way to gauge what stocking stuffers to get for your teenage son. Because he’s bound to have posted clues as to what he’s loving most these days.
Does he have a smartphone? Check. Does he like gadgets? (That’s a silly question, of course!) Then think on ways to make his phone that much cooler — from fisheye lenses to portable Polaroid printers — you can set him up to love his phone that much more.
Teens love to show off their individual sense of style. What kinds of kicks does your teenage guy wear? For the sneaker-loving crew, you can accessorize with fun laces. Super silly socks are classic stocking stuffers that never go out of style.
Do you know how your teenage nephew unwinds or what he likes to do? Not all teenage boys are football fans. Think on creative alternatives for teenage guys who are not that into sports. Even a grownup coloring book could be the perfect stocking stuffer for a teenage guy to zen out and exercise his creative mind.
What kind of humor does your teenage guy enjoy? Then think on gag gifts as stocking stuffers that are simply designed to amuse. He’ll be tickled to receive one trinket that ties into his inappropriate humor (it’s Christmas, after all.)
Have you and your teenage son been scuffling over something? See if there’s a gift that brings some humor to the conflict. Maybe he’s pushing to get a tattoo, and you’re on the absolutely-not side of the fence. His Christmas stocking could be the perfect place to then stuff in some temporary tattoos and call it a truce.
Is your teenage son opting for more life experience, aka complaining that life will be better when he doesn’t live at home? Look for stockings stuffers for your teenage son that hint about the next big life change — like getting that driver’s license. You can stick a rad key chain into his stocking to signal you know it’s a big deal for him.