Gift Ideas for a 15-Year-Old Boy's Birthday

A boy's 15th birthday is a time to celebrate his adolescence while he looks forward to becoming a man. Choose a gift according to his interests and hobbies, as this is what occupies most of teen's time. He is now at the age when he develops his own personal style and image.

Sporting Equipment

Sports equipment offers a variety of birthday gift options for a 15-year-old boy who plays sports. You can buy something that he doesn't already have or a gift that replaces his current equipment with something new and better. When buying sports equipment, it is important that you buy the right size, as many items look the same but are different. Gift options include shoes, baseball bat, cleats, baseball glove, tennis racket, golf clubs or a soccer ball.


Teenagers use technology as a form of entertainment, means of communication as well as to help them with their studies. It includes many options that would make an ideal birthday gift for a 15-year-old boy such as an MP3 player, cell phone, ear phones, laptop computer or electronic book reader. Do some research into what devices he currently has, wants or needs and purchase accordingly. A variety of items is available from big box stores, electronic stores or from online retailers.


A greeting card filled with cash will make any teenager light up, as many do not have a source of income at that age. Fifteen-year-old boys can use a cash gift for many uses such as entertainment with friends, saving up for a car or buying a gift of their choice. Big box retailers and chemists carry a variety of cash greeting cards for different occasions that are specially designed for a cash gift.

Gift Card

Buying a 15-year-old a gift card gives him the power to purchase anything he wants. This is a good alternative to buying something that you are not sure he will like or use. Inquire about which stores the teen likes and purchase a gift card from one or you can purchase a prepaid credit card accepted at most retailers. Gift cards ideas include clothing stores, sporting good stores or a general big box retailer such as Target, Walmart or Meijer.

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Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.