Gifts for 17-year-old boys

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Gifts for 17-year-old boys
A helmet can make a great gift for an active teenage boy. (teen in helmet image by Alexey Klementiev from

Whether it is for a birthday or holiday, picking out the perfect gift for a teenage boy may seem difficult. Fortunately, teenage boys usually have quite a few interests to choose from such as sports, music, electronics, food and clothing.

CDs, DVDs and Video Games

CDs, DVDs and video games are an easy gift to give. Most teenage boys enjoy watching movies, playing video games and listening to music. If you are unsure of which CD to purchase, you can pick up a few blank CDs and purchase a gift card to an online music store such as Napster or iTunes. Your gifts will enable them to select their favourite tunes and create their own CDs. If you're eager to give your teenage friend a DVD, pick up a copy of a new release or a classic comedy, or offer to pay for a subscription to an online movie company such as Netflix or Blockbuster. As far as video games go, speak with an employee at a gaming store and inform them of the teenager's interests. Make sure to ask for a gift receipt. If you do choose a game they already own, they'll be able to pick out a suitable substitute.

Musical Instruments

If your teenage has an interest in music, purchase an acoustic guitar, electric guitar or a drum set. If an instrument is too expensive, consider paying for music lessons for him. Music is a great form of expression and an instrument or lessons may be an ideal gift.


A T-shirt or sweatshirt sporting the teen's favourite sports teams' logo or their favourite music group can be inexpensive and easy to find. Look online or in a sporting goods store for a variety of clothing items.

Gift Cards

When in doubt, gift cards to his favourite clothing store, electronics store, restaurant, cinema, batting cages, golf ranges or sporting goods store help provide a variety of options. With your gift in hand, he'll be able to choose something sure to be ideal.


If your teenager loves electronics, visit an electronics store and purchase a new cell phone, game console, video camera, computer or television for him. If you do not want to spend too much money, consider a gift card that they may use toward the purchase of a specific item they want from the store.

Sporting Equipment

If your teenager loves skateboarding, BMX biking, fishing, surfing, football, soccer, golf, baseball or basketball, consider purchasing new equipment for them. You do not need to purchase a new skateboard, but maybe just buy some new wheels or pick up a new glove for your baseball player. Equipment can be inexpensive for you to buy and helpful to an active teenage boy.

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