When searching for the best gifts for friends and family remember that the term "best" ultimately describes a matter of opinion. To truly find the best gifts for a teenage guy, consider the boy's personality traits to get a better idea of what he may like. Once you have a solid idea of what your teen boy is interested in, finding out what the best selling items in that category are can give you a good handle on what typical teenage guys are asking for.
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X-treme Dude - Sports Gear
If you're shopping for a teenager who is an extreme sports enthusiast, related items of clothing or sporting gear are your best bet for a favourable reaction. According to the Family Education and 101 Christmas Gifts websites, the best selling Christmas gifts for teenage boys in 2009 were snowboards, skateboards and the Wave Original Street Surfer. Gifts.com and Shop.com recommend sporty hoodies with related extreme sport designs, brands and logos.
Computer Geeks And Gamers - Electronics
In today's world of modern technology and video gaming, many teen boys are interested -- or obsessed -- with computers, electronics and gaming consoles. Family Education suggests that teens who enjoy social networking will appreciate a web domain, hosting and web building software to create his own website. One of Shop.com's 2009 best sellers was the Nintendo Wii gaming system, and 101 Christmas Gifts.com's #4 best seller for teens age 12 to 18 was the Nintendo DS Lite handheld Guitar Hero gaming console.
Art And Music Enthusiasts - Music Electronics
Almost every teen enjoys listening to music, and some have the passion to create, edit and reformat it. A few gifts that can't go wrong with teenage music lovers have also made it to retailers' best sellers lists. The Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Mini Laptop was Amazon's best-selling laptop in 2009. Your teen can upload and download music files to and from his iPod and work on homework assignments, too. iPods and iPod speakers are also popular among teens today and gifts.com recommends a USB roll-up drum pad. It can be plugged into the laptop so your teen can create and record percussion patterns by tapping the electronic pad with included plastic drum sticks.
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