It’s not easy to find great gifts for 14 year old boys – teens are notoriously difficult to buy for! Thankfully, we are here to help with these 45 amazing gift ideas! At this age, boys will probably want to be treated as more mature and grown-up, yet it’s important to remember they are not an adult yet. That’s why choosing the best gift can be difficult – you don’t want to give them something to babyish which might embarrass them, so you need to find something which is age-appropriate.
Whether you are buying toys for 14 year old boys who are friends, nephews, or your sons or grandsons, you are sure to find something here which they will love. We’ve chosen a great range of gifts including science kits, building toys RC toys and of course, the latest gadgets and tech-related gifts. No matter what he is interested, you’re sure to find it here!
Considerations When Buying 14 Year Old Boy Gifts
There are a few things you might like to consider when searching for gifts for a 14 year old boy. Here are some of the main points to note.
Age-appropriateness: This is a big one when buying for teens. As noted above, you don’t want to give them something they have outgrown already, but likewise it’s important to remember they are still only 14. Most toys and games come with a recommended age on the box which can help guide your search. If not, think about what he enjoys to help determine if a gift is suitable or not.
Interests: Boys at this age have a range of interests, so make sure you know what he is interested in before buying a gift. Many teen boys are into things like drones, video games, sports, building sets and more.
Budget: We’ve chosen gifts here to suit all budgets, whether you are looking for something cheap and cheerful or something more extravagant to make the occasion really special. Whether you are looking to spend $20 or $200, we’ve got you covered!
45 Top Toys & Gifts for 14 Year Old Boys
Now we know a little more about finding the best gifts, let’s move on to review some of the possibilities. We’ve chosen 45 varied toys and gifts, so you will be spoiled for choice and we guarantee boys will love these gift ideas!
1. Snap Circuits Electronics Kit
First in our list of gift ideas for 14 year old boy is this circuit kit, which contains 40 pieces to build over 75 different projects. It has color-coded diagrams which makes building the circuits reasonably straightforward. It’s great for boys who are interested in STEM subjects – perfect for future electrical engineers! The kit comes with a safety device to ensure it is safe for kids to build and use.
2. Tasty Science Set by Scientific Explorer
Our next gift for 14 year old boy is this Tasty Science kit which allows boys to carry out delicious experiments! The kit comes with loads of equipment and ingredients, such as litmus paper, test tubes with a stand, baking soda, colorings, flavorings and more. This is a great set for getting your boy interested in cooking – he will love making colorful cookies, candy powder and Grape soda! The kit comes with 10 activities to do, and there is a guide which shows how to do the activities.
3. K’NEX Amusement Park Building Set
K’NEX is an excellent range of building toys for older boys. This set contains over 700 pieces and can be used to build three different thrill rides – a Ferris wheel, a boom ride and a swing ride. Building these models is sure to keep your boy busy for hours – the Ferris wheel stands at around 3 feet high. The kit contains classic K’NEX rods and connectors so it can be used for creative building when connected with other sets.
4. National Geographic Microscope
A microscope is a fun gift for boys who are interested in science, and this one from National Geographic is an excellent pick. It can be used in two different ways – either to examine slides or to look at 3D objects. There are prepared slides included as well as equipment to make up your own with anything you want to look at. The microscope can be used to look at objects under 20x or 50x magnification. Also included with this set is a brine shrimp experiment for boys to hatch their own from eggs, and look at their life cycle.
5. Electric Shock Game
This reaction game is great for parties, which is why it’s one of the best birthday gifts for 14 year old boy. It’s suitable for four players, and the aim of the game is to avoid being the last player to press their button when the light in the center turns from red to green. The level of the shock can be adjusted to either low, medium or high. Players will love the suspenseful music which plays when waiting for the light to change color, which really adds drama and excitement to the game!
6. Bluetooth Headphones Hat
If your teen boy loves his gadgets, this Bluetooth hat is an excellent addition to his collection! It comes in a choice of two colors – black or gray, and has an impressive battery life of up to 20 hours continuous useage. The hat uses Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and has HD speakers offering a volume level of up to 110db. One size is designed to fit most, so there’s a good chance it will fit your teen just fine.
7. Hockey Goal Set
If your boy is a fan of hockey, he is sure to love this set for practicing at home. The set includes a net, a ball and two 32 inch sticks. The goal folds so it can easily be put away when not in use, and it stands at 40″ x 36″ x 15″. The netting is easily attached to the goal frame, and it is strong enough to withstand both weathering and wear and tear from frequent use. It’s perfect for NHL fans to practice in the driveway with a friend!
8. 3 in 1 Robot Building Toy
If your boy loves building toys, he is sure to love this 3 in 1 model, which can be built as either a robot, a digger or a scorpion. The kit comes with instructions for building all of the models as well as a handy brick separator tool when it’s time to rebuild as a different model. When the models are built, they are fully articulated so they can be played with and posed into different positions. There are five different sets available, and if you buy them all, they can be combined to make a 9″ Garantron robot!
9. LEGO Marvel Avengers the Hulkbuster
If you’re wondering what to get a 14 year old boy for his birthday, LEGO is always a safe bet. The Marvel Avengers range is one of the most popular with boys this age, which is why we have chosen this Hulkbuster on our list. It has 375 pieces and can be combined with any other standard-sized LEGO for creative building fun. This model comes with four minifigures and stands at around five inches high. It has fun moving parts like the bashing arm and ball shooter on the gun turret. The Hulkbuster has a minifigure cockpit and is also posable for more fun.
10. Remote Control Monster Truck
RC toys are always popular with teens, and this stunt monster truck is a great pick! This one comes with 4WD and an impressive maximum speed of up to 15mph! It can flip through 180 degrees as well as spinning in 360 degree circles. The car is extremely durable and can handle off-road action, as it’s made from ABS and has large and rough wheels. The range is around 30 feet, and the drive time is 20 minutes on a single charge. The monster truck is fitted with LEDs so it looks cool when driven at night too. Boys will love putting it through its paces!
11. Drag Car by LEGO Technic
This LEGO set has almost 650 pieces and is excellent for boys who love to build. The drag racer comes with a highly detailed V8 engine as well as functional steering. You can add the Technic Power Functions Motor to really bring the car to life and even make it do a wheelie! This set is aimed at kids aged 10 – 16, so it’s the perfect choice for older boys. When built, the drag race car measures 18 inches long, so it will look awesome displayed in your boy’s room.
12. Martial Arts Belt Holder
This belt holder is an excellent gift for a boy who enjoys martial arts and is the perfect way to display all the belts they have achieved already. It can hold eight belts and has space at the top to personalize with the boy’s name. The holder is very sturdy and will look excellent in any boy’s room. The top of the holder can be used for other items such as medals or anything else your boy has earned which he wants to display.
13. Digital Boys Watch
We all know how difficult it can be to get teenagers up and ready on time, so why not gift them this digital watch which is fitted with an alarm clock? The watch can be used in 12 or 24 hour format and also displays the date and the day of the week. There are loads of different colors and styles to choose from, and the LED backlight can also light up in different colors. This is useful to see the display at night, and the watch is also waterproof to a depth of around 160 feet, so it can be worn when swimming or showering.
14. Website Password Journal
Many teens have a lot of internet accounts, so how about this journal to help them keep organized? The cover makes this a great personalized gift for a 14th birthday boy, and the book is a good size at around 8.5″ x 11″. There is enough space inside the book to list details of over 430 different accounts, and you can note the name, username, password and any security questions or pin codes. You can also use the beginning of the book to note details of WiFi networks.
15. Star Wars Headphones
When it comes to 14 year old boy gifts, headphones are one of the best picks. These Star Wars ones are sure to appeal to boys who love the movies. They offer excellent sound quality and have padded ear cushions for comfort when wearing. The headband is adjustable to fit various sizes, and there are also different designs to choose from including Spiderman and Avengers.
16. Drone With HD Camera
Drones are one of the most popular Christmas gifts 14 year old boy, and this one comes Ready to Fly (RTF) and is fitted with a HD video camera. The drone has a Return to Home function as well as a warning when the battery is getting low. However, this probably won’t be a problem as the drone can fly for an impressive 18 minutes on a single charge. The drone comes with a 4GB memory card to store the cool photos and videos taken by drone.
17. 14-in-1 Solar Powered Robot
This cool robot building kit can be used to make 14 different models including a boat, a crab, and more. The models use solar power to come to life, and the pack comes with full instructions for building the models at two different levels of complexity. Some of the models can work under water as well as on dry land – some can even swim or float. The set is great for boys with an interest in STEM concepts and is sure to help further their learning and is fun at the same time.
18. National Geographic Metal Detector
A metal detector is a fun gift for teens and is a great way to get them spending more time outdoors. It is lightweight and waterproof and can even be folded for easy transport. There are four different levels of sensitivity and there is a feature to help distinguish between treasure and trash to avoid digging up unwanted objects. The coil is large to enable boys to cover more ground in less time, and it can detect all sorts of metal including coins, iron and aluminum. The detector comes with a fully-colored guide, and you can buy a National Geographic shovel and scoop separately to make this a truly excellent gift set.
19. Labyrinth Board Game by Ravensburger
This fun family board game is great for teens to play with mom and dad, younger siblings or with their friends. It’s suitable for between 2 – 4 players, and the aim of the game is to move through the maze, collecting all the treasure as they do so. The game lasts for between 20-30 minutes and has high replay value, as every game is different. Players can learn skills such as understanding cause and effect as well as taking turns, something which teens can struggle with! This is a great birthday gift for boys to use if they’re having friends round as part of the celebrations.
20. Level 14 Hoodie
This hoodie is excellent for any teen boy who loves gaming! It comes in sizes from Small – 2XL, so you can be sure of a perfect fit for your son. It’s made from cotton and polyester, and can be machine washed and dried parents will be glad to know. There are four different colors to choose from, including black, navy and gray. Boys will love to wear this hoodie on their special day and any chilly day thereafter.
21. 14th Birthday Basketball Shirt
This birthday shirt is a great way to celebrate the big day and let everyone know it’s your boy’s birthday! It comes in a choice of five different colors and there are many sizes to choose from to ensure you get the perfect fit. The shirt is 100% cotton for softness and comfort, and can be washed and dried at a low temperature. It’s lightweight and has double-stitched sleeves and hems for durability. The shirt has a classic fit to ensure it is comfortable for everyone.
22. Square Root Birthday T-Shirt
This fun shirt is sure to be a hit with any math whizz! There are 10 different colors to choose from, and each is made from 100% cotton. It can be machine washed at a cold temperature and is lightweight for comfort and a great fit. Boys will love the nerdy joke on the shirt, and it’s a great way to ensure they will always remember the answer to this sum!
23. Mug for 14th Birthday
This mug is a great way for a boy to celebrate turning 14, as it reads ’14 & Awesome’! It is high quality and the design won’t come off even if the mug is repeatedly washed. The mug is dishwasher and microwave safe, so it can be used for just about anything. There’s no need to worry about the mug becoming damaged in transit as it is packed well with Styrofoam. You can choose between an 11oz and 15oz mug depending on whether your boy likes to drink a lot of hot drinks or not!
24. Hockey Notebook
This notebook comes with 110 blank pages, so it’s sure to keep your boy going for a while. It has medium ruled pages making it ideal for writing in. The cover is matte and super stylish, sure to appeal to fans of hockey. The word fourteen along the top makes this a great way to remember the special occasion of turning another year older. The journal measures 6″ x 9″.
25. Gamer Rubber Wristbands
These soft silicone bracelets are great for teen boys who love gaming – and let’s face it, most of them do! There are six different colors, each with a different design with gaming phrases such as ‘Game Over’ and ‘Level Up’. The bracelets are very durable and can easily be stretched to fit wrists of most sizes. These are excellent party favors if you are hosting a 14th birthday party, as they come in larger pack sizes of up to 72 bracelets, so each guest can have multiple designs.
26. LEGO Ship in a Bottle
This huge LEGO set has almost 1000 pieces, making it a challenging build which is sure to keep teenagers occupied for a while. The piece looks great to display once it has been built – boys will love to have it in their room! It comes with a stand and a buildable wax seal and cork to really complete the look. The whole piece measures 12 inches long once built, so it’s a great size and you can really see the detail in the model. There are even little droplets of water to put in the bottom of the bottle which is a lovely finishing touch to bring the model to life.
27. LED Gloves
These cool flashing gloves are excellent for boys who love gadgets and technology! They are perfect for wearing at his party and they look especially great in the dark. The cuff of the gloves is elastic to ensure a snug and secure fit, and some spare batteries are included to ensure they last for a long time. There are six different flashing light modes, with a simple button to press to change between the different modes. The size of the gloves is ideal for teens, and the skeleton design makes them ideal for dressing up at Halloween – they are sure to get loads of use.
28. Anki Cozmo
Robots make excellent birthday gifts for 14 year old boy, and this one from Anki is a great pick. The robot is ideal for beginners and can be used to learn to code with ease. The robot is tiny but don’t worry – he is also tough and durable! To program the robot, it’s necessary to download the iOS or Android app. The robot comes with cubes which Cozmo can lift and stack, and kids can also play games with him such as memory match. As your boy gets more practice, he can move to the intermediate mode in which they can work on more complicated projects.
29. Airzooka Blaster
If you are looking for something a little different to gift to your boy, how about this air blaster from Airzooka?! This toy blasts a ball of air up to 20 feet – it can be used indoors and is suitable for either left or right-handed users. The air blaster is very easy to use – simply point and shoot! Kids will love getting up to all sorts of tricks such as blowing papers off a desk from across the room, or playing air tag with their friends. This is a great gift which is sure to stand out from the other toys and games they might receive – it’s sure to provide hours of laughs and entertainment!
30. Aisuo Bluetooth Speaker Nightlight
Teen boys love their tech, so what better gift than this Bluetooth gadget which features speakers, a nightlight, alarm clock and more. The clock can function in 12 or 24 hour mode, and the light has three different brightness levels. Boys will love being able to play their favorite music with high quality speakers, and it can also run on battery power so it doesn’t need to be connected to the mains power supply. The range is over 30 feet, so it’s easy to connect. There are almost 50 different colors to choose from, or cycle through them all.
31. Gamer Socks
Socks are always an excellent gift, although they are not always appreciated by teenage boys. Fear not with this pair, as the ‘Do not disturb, I’m gaming’ design is sure to appeal to them! The design is made from rubber, making the socks anti-slip. The socks are made from cotton with polyester and spandex, and are designed to be odor-free due to their moisture-wicking technology. Most boys will find these socks fit well, as they stretch to fit sizes 6 – 12.
32. Shower Speakers with Bluetooth
These waterproof speakers are perfect for using in the shower and are suitable for listening to music as well as answering phone calls via Bluetooth. There are four different colors to choose from – blue, yellow, green and white. It can easily be mounted on smooth surfaces such as glass or tiles using the suction cup on the back of the speaker. The range is 33 feet and up to three hours of battery life can be expected from a single charge. The speaker is easy to use with just a few buttons to pause and play, skip, go back and power on/off.
33. Magnetic Cube Puzzle
If your boy is into games and puzzles, he is sure to love this fun magnetic puzzle cube. It’s made from 216 pieces and can be built into a variety of different shapes. You can choose between a stainless steel set or a rainbow-colored set depending on the tastes of the recipient. The magnetic balls are excellent for de-stressing and make an excellent fidget toy. When built as a cube, it measures around 1.2 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches, so it can easily be popped in a pocket or backpack for fun on the go.
34. Optical Illusion Hoodie
This awesome hoodie is sure to make your boy stand out from the crowd! The 3D black and white print makes a great optical illusion, although there are plenty of other cool designs to choose from if preferred. The hoodie has an adjustable drawstring and a large front pocket to keep both hands warm. The main material is polyester which is lightweight yet soft, and is also resistant to pilling, to ensure the hoodie remains in excellent condition. The colors on this hoodie won’t fade over time and the material is quick to dry so it’s always ready to be worn again.
35. LEGO Architecture NYC
If your boy is interested in building LEGO, why not challenge him with this 600 piece set which depicts the famous skyscrapers of New York City? It comes with a collectible booklet which has information about the history of the buildings depicted in the model, which is sure to fascinate your boy. There is a display platform for the models to sit on, so they will look great on a shelf or desk. The platform is 10 inches long, and the tallest model is also 10 inches high. There are many other cities and landmarks available in the Architecture range, so why not collect them all?
36. YouXU Gaming Headset
Many teenagers are obsessed with gaming, so they are sure to appreciate this gaming headset to make playing with friends easier. It can be used with virtually any console including PS4, Xbox One, PCs and tablets. The headset has a noise cancelling microphone fitted to make it easy for your teen to communicate with other players. There are LED lights on the headphones which make sure this headset looks great, and helps add to the atmosphere of the gaming experience. The ear cushions are padded for comfort when wearing, and the cable is over 6 feet long to ensure he doesn’t have to sit too close to the screen. The headset comes with a free gun key chain to make this an extra special gift.
37. Manhood Manual
If your teenager could do with learning some important life skills, this book is a great way to help him! The book contains a hundred sets of instructions to do just about anything a young man needs to do. This includes life skills such as writing a resume, clean a bathroom and manage his money. Whilst your son won’t be heading off to college just yet, it’s never too early to start preparing him for the future, and he might even start helping out at home a little more too!
38. Levitating Speaker
This cool speaker looks great is sure to impress even the most difficult to please teenagers! It offers impressive sound quality with 360 degree surround sound coming from the 8W speaker. The speaker is fitted with softly-glowing LEDs which give a relaxing atmosphere when listening to the music. There is a power adapter and USB cable included to power the speaker, and it works using Bluetooth to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device such as a phone or laptop.
39. NFL Board Game
If you’re looking for fun things to do for your 14th birthday, a games night with friends is a great idea! So, this football-themed game is sure to be a hit with teens and their friends. It is officially licensed by the NFL, and makes use of their statistics, so you can be sure this is a high-quality game. It’s easy to learn and can be played by between 2 – 4 players at a time. It’s suitable for players over the age of 9, so this is a great family game. It requires the use of strategy, so is sure to get everybody’s brains working! It’s the perfect gift for any football fan.
40. Water Rocket
If your boy loves science experiments, he is sure to love making his own water-powered rocket! It uses water pressure to launch the rocket an impressive 90 feet into the air. The rocket is simply made from an old soda bottle and requires a bicycle pump for launch (this is not included). 4M is a great brand which has been known and trusted by parents for years, so you can be sure this is a top-quality kit. Boys will love working on the project either alone or to spend some quality time with mom or dad. This is an excellent, fun gift for any boy with an interest in STEAM subjects.
41. Wooden 3D Puzzle
Here we have another fun project for boys to work on, this time it’s a wooden marble run maze that must be built from the pre-cut pieces. Detailed, illustrated instructions are included, and assembling the set is sure to entertain and challenge your teen. After building, boys will love to test out the model and watch as the marble makes its way through the maze. There are over 250 pieces in the puzzle, making it a nice challenge to keep teens entertained for a while. It looks really stylish when finished and is sure to be a welcome addition to your teen’s room.
42. Teen Guy’s Guide by Jonathan McKee
Here we have another helpful book for teens, this time it’s full of spiritual and practical advice for teenage guys. The book has 101 helpful tips which can be used in the real world, and is aimed at boys aged from 12 – 18 years old. It’s a great way to help him think about his faith, and is written in a way which is sure to hold his attention. There are different colors and headings to help break the text up and keep it engaging and interesting for teens. They are sure to learn some useful skills and advice about real-world topics they are interested in such as dating and using their cell phone.
43. Death Star LEGO Star Wars
If your boy loves both Star Wars and LEGO, he is sure to adore this massive 4000 piece model! It comes with a whopping 23 minifigures including popular characters such as Stormtroopers, Chewbacca, Darth Vader and many more. The Death Star measures 16 x 16 inches once it is fully assembled, so it makes a great statement display piece. There are fun interactive elements such as the moving laser towers, trash compactor, spring-loaded shooters and much, much more. So, playing with this set is just as much fun as building it! Boys will love the challenge of building such a large set – this is a great gift for Christmas as it will surely keep them busy for a while!
44. LEGO Hogwarts
Here’s another excellent LEGO set, this time it’s one for Harry Potter fans! This set allows kids to build a realistic and detailed model of the Great Hall and has almost 900 pieces to build. There are 10 popular figures included too, with characters such as Hermione, Ron, Draco Malfoy, Hagrid and many more. There are fun accessories also included such as the Sorting Hat, wands and creatures including Hedwig and Scabbers. The Hogwarts model will look great on display in your boy’s room, but is also fun to play with thanks to the moving staircase, potions classroom and other interactive pieces. A must have for any fan of LEGO and Harry Potter!
45. Effective Teens Book by Sean Covey
Our final gift idea is this book by Sean Covey, which aims to help your teen become successful and efficient. It aims to guide teens through difficult decisions and challenging times, such as facing cyberbullying, peer pressure and building friendships and self-confidence. The book uses cartoons and quotes to help boys relate to the messages more, and also features real stories from fellow teens. This is a great gift to help your boy navigate his way through puberty and growing up, and is sure to help him become more confident and successful as he gets older.
Best Overall Gift
There are loads of great gifts for 14 yr old guys in our review, but the winner of our best overall is the K’NEX Thrill Rides building set. It has loads of pieces to keep boys busy for hours, and they will love the huge, moving models which can be built. The set is great for those with an interest in STEM and is sure to help them learn and develop new skills.
Best Budget Gift
If you’re looking for a cheaper option when it comes to gifts for boys age 14, the Star Wars headphones are a great pick. They are a practical and cool gift which will be used every day by your teen boy. The headphones are perfect for Star Wars fans who already have a collection of themed merchandise!
Gifts for 14 Years Old Boys who Like Anime?
If you’re buying for a boy who loves anime, you might be stuck for ideas. If you don’t know what he already has or which series he is interested in, it can be a challenge to find something great. How about this great book which shows boys who to draw and create their very own anime characters? It shows a variety of different characters, such as school boys and girls, bad guys and fantasy figures, so they can create a whole series of their own characters! There are step-by-step instructions as well as drawing exercises to practice with.
What Gifts are Popular for Boys Age 14?
There are loads of popular gifts for boys this age – consider the list above for example. Some of the most popular picks include drones, headphones, LEGO, robots and many more! Gifts related to popular movie series such as Harry Potter, Avengers and Star Wars are always a good idea if you know which characters and movies the teen is into. How about this huge Star Wars LEGO set! With almost 2000 pieces, it is sure to keep your boy busy for a good while! The Slave I model stands at an impressive 17″ long and 14″ wide and is aimed at teens and adults over the age of 14.
Best Gifts for 14 Yr Old Boys who Only Like Video Games?
At this age, it can seem like your boy is only interested in gaming and not much else! So, why not choose him a gift related to his favorite hobby? There are loads of gaming-themed gifts on the market, including things like mugs, hoodies, socks or accessories like a gaming chair or headset. We love this hoodie which is made from a blend of cotton and polyester, and comes in a choice of seven different colors. It reads ‘Eat, Sleep, Game’, which is probably an accurate representation of your son’s favorite things to do at this age! The hoodie is available in all sizes from S to XXL, so you can ensure a perfect fit for your teen.