With loads of cool gifts for 16 year old boys out there, deciding which one to buy him on a special occasion can be difficult. There’s so much to think about when choosing the perfect gift idea, and the choice can be overwhelming. Turning 16 is certainly a cause for celebration, so it makes sense that you’ll want to choose him a gift he’ll really love to mark the big day. But at this age, teens have rapidly changing interests, which makes choosing something perfect even harder.
There are many milestones your boy might be hitting at this age, such as getting a job, learning to drive, and perhaps even starting to date. So, you’ll want to choose a gift idea which allows him to be independent and responsible, but it’s important to remember he’s not yet an adult either. You can trust our picks to be age-appropriate and perfect for giving on any special occasion, or if you simply want to treat him.
Considerations When Buying Gifts for 16 Year Old Boys
There are a few tips and tricks which can be used to help you pick out the most suitable gift ideas for a teenage boy. Let’s take a look at these considerations below.
At the age of 16, it’s likely your boy doesn’t want to be treated like a child anymore. So, you should choose a gift which is age-appropriate and allows him to feel mature and grown-up, rather than like a child. All our picks below are perfect for teens of 16, but if you decide to pick something else, check manufacturer guidelines or reviews from fellow parents. You don’t want to embarrass your boy on the big day with something too immature or babyish.
It’s also important to think about the recipient’s interests when choosing a gift, so it will be something he’ll use and enjoy, rather than leaving it to be forgotten about in the back of a drawer. Perhaps think about any hobbies he has and choose a gift related to these. Or perhaps think about his favorite games, movies or music and find something fitting with these.
Don’t forget to think about your own budget when looking for gifts. We’ve chosen a range of big gifts and smaller stocking stuffers, so you can find something to suit any budget. Whether you want to go all-out and spoil him with something more expensive, or are just looking for a little treat or an accompaniment to his main gift, you can find all kinds of ideas here.
Most of these gifts can be given at any time, but some are better suited to certain occasions than others. For example, choosing something with a ’16’ on it is probably more appropriate for his birthday. The season his birthday falls in might also influence your choice of gift. In winter, it might be best to give items which will keep him entertained indoors, whereas outdoor toys and games are more fun in summer when the weather is better. At Christmas, it can be fun to give party games that can be shared and enjoyed together with friends and family.
50 Top Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Boy
Now it’s time to look at some of the best gift suggestions for teenage boys of 16. With so many great picks to choose from, you are sure to find just what you need here.
1. Altair Remote Control Truck
First in our list of gifts for 16 year old boy is this awesome, high-speed remote control monster truck. Boys love toys like this, and this one is packed full of excellent features so it’s guaranteed to be a hit. For starters, it has a very impressive top speed of 30 mph, but don’t worry, there’s a lower speed limit for beginners to practice. The truck has 4WD so it can handle all kinds of rough terrain – it is perfect for off-road use. This truck has been made in the 1:10 scale, so it’s really big, too.
2. Lamzac Air Lounger
If your teen needs somewhere to relax after a hard day at school, he’s sure to appreciate this air lounger from Lamzac. It’s really strong and durable, despite being lightweight. To illustrate this, let us tell you it weighs just over 2.5 pounds but can hold up to 440 pounds! It can also be used outdoors when camping or for relaxing at the beach – it’s moisture and dirt repellent so outdoor use is no problem. The lounger comes with a carry bag and a spike to anchor it to the ground when used outdoors.
3. DropMix Music Game
If your teen is into music, as so many are, then he’s sure to love this music-themed game, which allows players to make their own mix-ups of their favorite tracks. There are three different modes to play in – party, freestyle, and clash. The game set comes with 60 cards featuring songs from various popular artists, and there are also additional packs available to make the game even more fun. It does require an app to be downloaded, but this is free and is available in many different countries. Teens will love discovering unexpected song mixes and are sure to enjoy experimenting with the cards over and over again to always come up with something new.
4. Polaroid Snap Camera
Many teens love photographing fun moments shared with friends, so what better way to do so than with a classic Polaroid camera. This one comes with ‘ZINK’ technology, which allows it to instantly print photographs without the use of toner or inks. There is a choice of different colors available, such as white, black, blue, red, and more, so you can choose the one your boy will like the most. The camera has a 10MP sensor and can take a micro SD card of up to 32GB to expand on the built-in storage.
The prints it makes are 2×3 inches in size and come with a self-adhesive backing allowing them to e mounted just about anywhere quickly and easily. The photos are also stored on the camera so they can be shared digitally, or more copies can be printed out later. The Polaroid is a great size and can easily be carried around, and it also comes with a wrist strap for ease of use.
5. LED Strip Lights
If you are looking for a gift for 16 year old boy to use to give his bedroom a bit of an upgrade, these awesome LED strip lights are sure to do the trick. There are two lengths to choose from – around 16′ or around 32′, so you can choose depending on the space available. The lights can be set to one of 16 colors or can change automatically from one to another. They are really easy to install with self-adhesive tape, so long as the surface is dry and flat. The strip can be cut to the right length too. They will look great when used to light his headboard or perhaps around his desk for gaming or homework – wherever you put them, they’re sure to look fab!
6. A4 Light Box
Here’s another cool decorative piece for your son’s room, this time it’s a cinematic lightbox. These have been pretty popular over the last few years, and it seems like the craze won’t die down any time soon. The set comes with the lightbox itself as well as 105 letter, number and emoji tiles which can be used to create any message you wish. The box can be powered with the included USB cable, or with 3 AA batteries, so it can be used just about anywhere. It’s perfect for parties or daily use, and can be wall-mounted or sat on a desk or table.
7. Best Choice Products Guitar Kit
If your teen has expressed an interest in learning to play an instrument, the guitar is a popular pick at this age. So, he’s sure to love this acoustic guitar beginner set, which comes with all the accessories he will need to start playing straight away. There are loads of different colors of the guitar to choose from so you can pick the one which best reflects his personality.
The guitar has nylon strings for lovely sound quality, and they also won’t cause the fingers to get sore when learning to play. Some of the accessories you’ll receive with this set include a carry bag, an electronic tuner, a strap, a pick and a spare set of strings. This guitar won’t break the bank, so it’s not a huge problem if he decides he doesn’t want to stick with his new hobby.
8. Dekopro Tool Kit
If you feel it’s about time for your son to get more handy around the house, how about this tool kit to help him out? It comes with over 150 pieces so it’s perfect for all kinds of DIY projects and simple household repairs – it’s never too early to start him learning! The set comes with assorted wrenches, ratchets, and sockets, as well as tools such as a hammer, pliers, a spirit level and various shapes of screwdrivers. The kit has convenient spaces for storing each tool safely and keeping them tidy when not in use. The box itself has a handle and is dirt-resistant, so taking the kit out and about is no problem.
9. Lightning Reloaded Shock Game
If you need a fun party game for a 16th birthday party, how about this game of quick reactions? It is suitable for up to four players, and each must hold a handle and attempt to be the first to press their button when the light turns from red to green. When the game is started, suspense-building music will play to add to the intensity of waiting for the color of the light to change. There are three different shock levels, so it’s suitable for all teens and adults. The game requires 3 AAA batteries for operation, so be sure to stock up before gifting this!
10. Cowin E7 Headphones
Teen boys love listening to music with their headphones on, so these noise-canceling ones are sure to make their experience even more enjoyable. There are seven great colors to choose from, so you can pick his favorite to make him love this gift even more. They offer excellent sound quality and they can be connected to a device with Bluetooth 4.0 for a more comfortable listening experience, without having to worry about wires getting tangled. The battery life allows up to 30 hours of playback, so there’s no need to worry about recharging them too often. They have soft, padded ear cushions meaning they are comfortable to wear even for hours at a time.
11. Bamboo Sunglass
It can be difficult to buy accessories for teen boys, but these classic wooden bamboo sunglasses are sure to impress even the fussiest of teens. Each pair is unique and is made from 100% bamboo. What’s more, two trees are planted with every purchase, so it’s perfect for those who are environmentally conscious. The polarized lenses are anti-reflective and offer protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The glasses come with a cloth pouch, a solid bamboo case as well as a bonus cleaning cloth, so they will stay in excellent condition for longer.
12. New Phone, Who Dis? Game
Party games are always popular with teens and this one is hilarious so it’s sure to be a hit with him and all his friends. It’s based on texting too, which gives it a further edge over competitors when it comes to the teen audience. If you are familiar with the game Cards Against Humanity, this game has a somewhat similar concept. There are two sets of cards – inbox and reply. One inbox card is shown in each round and players must pick which of their reply cards they think will give the funniest conversation. One player is the judge, and they decide which is the funniest, and the winning player gets a point. Whoever has the most points at the end is the winner! It can be played with any number of players from 3 – 20, so it’s perfect for groups of all sizes.
13. Wilson Basketball
If your boy simply can’t get enough of basketball, he is sure to love this professional-level ball from top manufacturer Wilson. The ball is approved by the NFHS and has a microfiber composite cover for maximum grip as well as increased durability. The ball is soft to touch and easy to grip during a game, and it comes in a choice of three sizes from 27.5″ to 29.5″. There are also different designs to choose from, each with a different colored logo, so you can choose the classic black or perhaps something like green or yellow for a change.
14. UDI Mini Drone
Teens love gadgets and tech toys, so this mini drone is sure to be a hit. It’s easy to fly even for beginners, as it has one key takeoff and landing, and it’s also possible to perform an emergency stop if it seems a crash is imminent. Furthermore, there’s an altitude hold function that allows a continuous altitude to be kept, making the drone easier to control as it won’t get too high and out of sight. Also, like many other drones, this mini quadcopter features headless mode, so it will fly relative to the direction of the controller, rather than the direction in which it is actually orientated. This makes it easier to keep control of it. It also has a nice LED headlight so it is easily visible in lower-light conditions.
15. Champion Fleece Hoodie
Hoodies are a popular item of clothing amongst teenagers, so that’s why we’ve chosen this one from Champion as one of the best gifts for 16 year old boy. It’s made from equal parts cotton and polyester, has a front kangaroo pocket and drawstrings on the hood for maximum warmth. There are loads of great colors to choose from, so you can find the one which will best appeal to your boy. It can be machine-washed so it’s easy to care for. There are different sizes to choose from, between Small and XXX-Large, so there is something to fit all teens.
16. Electronic Simon Game
This classic game has recently been re-released and is proving as popular as ever with all age groups. It challenges players to remember an ever-lengthening sequence of flashing lights and repeat it back. There are both single and multiplayer modes, so teens can practice alone or play against a friend. There’s an LCD score counter to keep track of who’s winning so there are no arguments at the end!
The game can be played in three different modes, so it never gets boring! There’s the classic game where players must remember the sequence made by the game. There’s also a version where players have to make up their own sequence either alone or with another player. Finally, groups of 2 – 4 players each pick a color and must press their own button when it’s their turn in the sequence. If they get it wrong, they are eliminated until there’s only one player left, the winner!
17. Mactrem Phone Lens Set
Many teens are into photography, but if you don’t want to buy an expensive camera, how about these lenses to give his smartphone camera more features? The lens offers an impressive nine accessories and types of effect in one great product. For example, it has telephoto, fisheye, wide-angle, and macro effects. As well as these lenses, you also get a box to keep them in, a small tripod for a phone, a clip to hold the lenses in place on the phone and a cloth to keep them clean. The lens kit works with just about all types of smartphones, so whether he prefers Apple, Samsung or something else, there’s a very good chance it will work just fine.
18. NFL 100 Book
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a young football fan, this hardcover NFL book is an excellent choice. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the NFL, telling how it began and the journey to today. The book is filled with informative text as well as stunning photography and lists and statistics. Any football fan is sure to find this book fascinating, and it’s one they can flick through and come back to time and time again.
19. Porsche LEGO Technic
LEGO is a popular toy amongst older teens, but at the age of 16, they need a challenging set to keep them busy for a couple of hours. This model is sure to do the trick, as it has a whopping 2700 pieces! The finished model is highly realistic with all the details you’d expect on a Porsche, and it also comes with a booklet telling the history of both LEGO Technic as well as Porsche, so fans are sure to find some interesting facts here. The finished model makes an excellent display piece, as it is more than 20 inches long. It’s sure to be a great talking point.
20. Bluetooth Music Hat
We’ve already included some great headphones because we know how much teens love listening to music. But, if you fancy something a little different, how about this wireless music hat instead? It keeps boys’ heads warm and still allows them to listen to their favorite songs, and it comes in a range of colors and styles so there’s something to appeal to all tastes. The battery is rechargeable and gives up to 7 hours of playback on a single charge. The sound quality is good, with bass, high notes and mid-range all sounding equally strong and clear.
21. Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
If your teen is always forgetting to charge his phone before going out, this is exactly what he needs! It’s said to be one of the lightest and smallest portable battery chargers, and it’s also extremely powerful. In fact, it can charge a phone multiple times, depending on the type of phone in question. There are four different colors available – black, white, red or blue. The charger is compatible with all devices, simply plug in the existing USB charger cable. Charging with this device is quick, too. It also comes with a travel pouch to keep it safe when out and about.
22. Philips Norelco Trimmer
If your teen is struggling with shaving, he might appreciate this electric trimmer to get the job done quicker and more easily. It can also be used for the hair, allowing him to create different styles and lengths easily. In total, there are 23 attachments for the trimmer so it should be suitable for everyone and all styles. The trimmer is fitted with a lithium-ion battery which is rechargeable and gives 5 hours of use per charge. You don’t need to oil the blade, so it’s easy to maintain, and the blades are also self-sharpening so they will last for years.
23. Pick Punch
If your teen boy is into playing guitar, he might appreciate this pick punch, a tool that can be used to create guitar picks from various spare materials. The picks are a standard shape and size, and making them is really easy. Simply load up your chosen material and press down on the punch, much like using a stapler. This is a great way to make use of old cards, such as credit cards, so it’s perfect for helping recycle things which might otherwise be thrown out. You can also buy gift cards with cool designs to make the picks look more interesting. Not only is this gift practical for guitar players, but it’s also really fun to make the picks too!
24. Pizza Blanket
A blanket is a great gift for anyone, but it can be difficult to find one which is exciting for teenagers. But, they are sure to find this realistic pizza blanket both hilarious and practical! It’s made from polyester microfleece so it’s lightweight but also cozy and comfortable to use. The blanket has a diameter of 60 inches, so it’s a great size for teens to keep warm in. There are other different designs available including donut, burger, and burrito, so there’s no need to worry if pizza isn’t your teen’s favorite food!
25. Outjoy Laptop Backpack
If your teen needs a new backpack for school, this one has loads of great features which makes it the ideal choice. First of all, it has an external USB charging port, so he’ll never have to worry about his phone running out of battery again! It’s also highly water-resistant and won’t tear easily, so it’s perfect for school. There’s a slot inside the backpack which fits a laptop of up to 15.6 inches, as well as other slots inside for keeping all of the belongings neatly organized.
26. Under Armour Fleece
If you’re still thinking ‘what are some great ideas for my son’s 16th birthday?’, this practical fleece is certainly worth considering. It’s made from polyester and is light and breathable, perfect for layering up in the winter. The zipper goes halfway down the fleece, making it easy to put in and take off, and the cuffs are ribbed to keep the sleeves from rolling up. There are loads of colors to choose from so you are sure to find something he will love to wear, and there are various sizes too, to ensure a perfect fit.
27. Amazon Gift Card
If you’re stuck for ideas for what to get a 16 year old boy for his birthday, you can’t go wrong with a gift card. And of course, this one from Amazon will allow him to buy just about anything he might fancy. It comes in any denomination you wish from $50 upwards, so it’s possible to tailor this gift to suit all budgets. This is the perfect gift for Christmas, as it comes in a lovely pop-up box that can be displayed.
28. LEGO Brick Bank
LEGO is one of the most popular toys for 16 year olds, and this set is great for kids of that age. It has a whopping 2380 pieces, so building it is a great challenge and is sure to keep teens busy for hours. When finished, the model measures around 10 x 10 x 10 inches, so it will look excellent on display in your son’s room. There are loads of nice details on the model, such as the chandelier, safety deposit boxes and five minifigures to pose around the scene.
29. Carhartt Wallet
A wallet is a practical gift idea that is perfect for teens who are becoming more independent. It offers him a great place to store his money when he gets his first job, or for his weekly allowance perhaps. The wallet is made from leather, with a man-made lining. There are loads of different colors and styles to choose from, so you are sure to find something to appeal to your son’s tastes.
30. VicTsing Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Teenagers love listening to music, so how about gifting this portable speaker which allows them to listen anywhere. It’s waterproof, so it can even be used in the shower, although it shouldn’t be fully submerged underwater. The battery life is good, giving up to 6 hours of playback time on a single charge.
The sound quality is excellent, and it’s easy to connect the speaker to any Bluetooth device. It’s easy to use this speaker anywhere, as it has a metal hook as well as a suction cup for use in the bathroom. The connectivity range is over 30 feet, so you don’t have to keep the speaker too near the device.
31. The Awkward Storyteller
This party game is perfect for a teen to play with his friends when celebrating his 16th birthday. It’s suitable for 4 – 11 players, is fun for all ages and is easy to learn to play. The game comes with over 180 cards as well as a timer and some instructions. To play the game, one player, the Storyteller, has to pick out a story card with the opening sentence of the story. Then from this, they have to use a word or letter card from other players to develop the story. This game is guaranteed to give loads of laughs every time it’s played, and it has a high reply value as no two stories will ever be alike.
32. Trivial Pursuit Stranger Things
Trivial Pursuit is a classic game loved by all, and this new edition is sure to appeal to teens who love Stranger Things, as well as adults who remember the 80s! It is similar to the original version but with a few fun twists to fit the new theme. For example, players can be sent to the ‘Upside Down’, where they can lose pieces for answering incorrectly. There are 1500 questions in six different categories, including some of the classic categories like Movies and Music as well as the addition of the new Stranger Things category.
33. Mermaker Burrito Blanket
Next on our list of gifts for a 16 year old boy, we have another awesome blanket. It’s perfect for teens who love fun, novelty gifts. This time, it’s designed to replicate a burrito, and it has a highly realistic design your teen is sure to love! This blanket is a great size, at 80 inches in diameter, but there are smaller sizes available if preferred. The blanket is printed on both sides of the soft fleece material, so it looks great no matter which way around it is used.
34. Fossil Watch
Watches make cool gifts for 16 yr old boys and this one from Fossil is sure to be loved and worn for many years. The size is perfect for teens’ wrists and it displays the analog time with three hands and Roman numerals. The band is made from genuine leather and is available in a choice of colors and styles, so you can find one to fit his tastes. As well as the main display, you can find three smaller displays showing hours, minutes and seconds individually, and the watch also has a timer function. It’s water-resistant to a depth of 165 feet, meaning it can be worn when showering or swimming, but shouldn’t be worn for diving.
35. Radiate Portable Campfire
If you’re buying for a teen who loves the great outdoors, he’s sure to love this portable campfire jar! It has essential oils and is made from recycled soy wax as well as recycled paper briquettes, so it’s all-natural and environmentally friendly. The portable campfire burns for up to 5 hours, but it has a shelf life of over 30 years, so it’s excellent for keeping for emergency use too. It’s easy to light and can be used just about anywhere, and doesn’t give off a smoky smell when burning.
36. Marie Sharp Assorted Hot Sauce
When it comes to birthday ideas for 16 year old boy, it can be hard to come up with something that’s fun and unique. If he’s a bit of a foodie, he’s sure to love this selection of hot sauces! There are six different types in the pack, made from different types of chili and with different levels of heat. Each bottle holds 5oz, so there’s 30oz in total, which is sure to last him for a while. The flavors of the sauces are great, and allow the food to be tasted. They’re also suitable for vegans.
37. Tile Mate
If your teen has a habit of losing things, the Tile Mate is an excellent idea. It’s a tiny Bluetooth tracker that can be attached to just about anything, allowing it to be found easily. For example, it can be put on a keychain, in luggage, or on a backpack, and can also be used to find your phone, without having to be attached to it.
To find a lost item, open the app on a phone and it will make the Tile play a loud noise if it’s within 100 feet. You can also use the app to check the last known location if it’s further than 100 feet away. To find a phone, press the button on the Tile and it will cause the phone to ring, even if it is on silent mode. This is a great item for a boy who can be a bit careless with his belongings!
38. The Gym People Sweatpants
Buying clothes for teens can be difficult, but you can’t go wrong with a classic pair of sweatpants. These ones are made from soft and comfortable fleece, and come in gray or black, with the option to add an extra fleece lining. They have an elasticated waist, cuffed ankles, and pockets on either side. There’s also a drawstring on the waistband so it can easily be adjusted to fit comfortably. The sweatpants are perfect for sports or relaxing at home – he’s sure to want to wear them all the time!
39. Apple AirPods
If you’re looking for tech presents for 16 year old boy, they don’t get much better than genuine Apple AirPods! Teens love listening to music, and the AirPods are easy to set up and use. They can be used to access Siri easily, as well as skipping songs without using the phone. The case charges the headphones quickly when they are inside, too. On a single charge, you can listen to music for around 5 hours.
40. LEGO Architecture US Capitol
We’ve already seen some great LEGO, and this one is sure to be loved just as much. It has over 1000 pieces to build and gives a detailed model of the United States Capitol Building. It also comes with a booklet filled with details about the building’s history and design. The model makes an excellent display piece thanks to its great size – 6 x 17 x 6 inches.
There are some fascinating designs in the LEGO Architecture range, so if this one doesn’t appeal to your teen, check out the other models which are available. The pieces are compatible with all other standard sized LEGO so they can also be used for creative building.
41. Rimable 22 Inch Skateboard
Many teens love to skate, but if he hasn’t tried it before you might be looking for a smaller and cheaper skateboard to get started. This one from Rimable comes fully assembled and ready to skate with straight away and has a deck 6 inches wide. It can safely hold almost 200 pounds, so there’s no need to worry about your teen outgrowing this one in a hurry. The wheels are smooth and fitted with good-quality bearings to ensure they can go fast. There are loads of different colors and designs to choose from, so you’re sure to find one which will appeal to your son’s tastes.
42. Instax Mini 9
Cameras make great gifts for boys age 16, and this Instax Mini is a great option to consider. It instantly prints photos, like a Polaroid, and has a mirror for taking selfies with friends. It also comes with an attachment for taking better close-up photos. There’s a built-in flash and exposure is automatically controlled, so it’s easy to get the perfect photos every time. There are loads of different bright, fun colors to choose from and the pack also includes 10 sheets of paper for printing the photos.
43. Morakniv Outdoor Knife
Here we have another excellent gift for boys who love exploring the great outdoors, this time it’s a versatile knife. It’s ideal for hunting, fishing, and camping, as well as use at home for food preparation. It has a 4.1-inch blade made from stainless steel which is extremely sharp. The grip is good and ensures it’s easy to keep a safe hold of the knife even outdoors in poor weather conditions. There are different colors to choose from, and each comes with a matching sheath for safety, as well as a belt clip for carrying.
44. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Here we have another excellent backpack for school or weekend use, this time it’s from top brand Fjallraven Kanken. It’s a little pricey but it is sure to be used for many years to come. It’s made from durable materials and has a padded compartment inside for a laptop up to 15 inches. There are also three other pockets to easily keep other items organized and accessible.
The zipper is covered with an extra flap to help keep the rain out, keeping everything inside safe and dry. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort when wearing the bag, and there’s also a handle on top for carrying it easily. There are loads of classic colors to choose from – red, blue, khaki, yellow, gray, and more. In total, the capacity is 18L, so there’s plenty of space for everything he might need to carry in it.
45. Battop Dart Board
Our next pick is this fun dartboard, which can be used indoors or outdoors by the whole family. It measures 18 inches in diameter and has classic darts on one side and a target-shooting game on the other. There are six darts included in two colors, for two players or teams. The tips of the darts are steel and they fly accurately with help from the fins. This gift is perfect for dragging teens away from their devices and getting them interacting with each other over a fun game – it is excellent for all occasions.
46. CraveBox Snack Care Package
Next on our list of 16 year old boy gifts, we have this awesome care package full of tasty snacks. It’s a great birthday gift, perfect for sharing with friends at his party! There are 60 items included in total, including cookies, popcorn, crackers, chips, and more. You can find sweet, savory and salty snacks, so no matter what he fancies it’s sure to be included in this awesome pack. Everything comes packed nicely in a cardboard box, so it’s easy to give this as a gift.
47. Nintendo Switch Lite
Most teens love gaming, so if he’s looking for a fun console to use on the go, how about the Nintendo Switch Lite? It offers a great handheld gaming experience and is comfortable to hold and use. It can be used to play all Switch games which work with handheld mode and comes in a choice of different colors. You can also bundle it with a memory card of different sizes to increase the storage capacity. Boys who love gaming are sure to have hours of fun with this!
48. Oculus Rift
Here we have another awesome pick for gamers – the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. If he’s into gaming, he’s certain to love this! The headset easily stays on with an adjustable headband inside and there are also hand controllers included so you can bring your whole body into the virtual gaming experience. There are loads of games in the Oculus store available to choose from, so the fun is endless. The colors on this set are bright and bold, and this edition reduces the so-called ‘screen door effect’ to ensure a more immersive and realistic gaming experience.
49. Captain America Shirt
Our penultimate gift is this cool Captain America t-shirt, which is sure to be appreciated by Marvel fans. It has a classic, comfortable fit and is available in all sizes. It’s fully licensed, so you can be sure of its quality, and it has a classic Captain America’s shield design. The shirt is made from 100% cotton, so it’s comfortable, durable and easy to care for.
50. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Finally, we have this Hydro Flask bottle, which is perfect for keeping teens hydrated at school, home or when playing sports. It comes in a choice of great colors as well as different size capacities from 18 – 64 ounces. It’s perfect for going out and about, as it can keep drinks cool for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks can be kept hot for 12 hours. It’s made from food-grade stainless steel and is BPA- and phthalate-free. The flask comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can be sure it’s durable and worth investing in.
Best Gift Overall
After looking at 50 great gift ideas for boys age 16, it’s time to choose the one which stands out as the best overall. This time, we’ve chosen the Oculus Rift VR gaming headset, for many reasons. It’s one of the best 16th birthday gift ideas for son because it offers a unique, awesome gaming experience and there are loads of games to choose from to suit all tastes. The upgraded version produces better-quality graphics so he’s sure to love it even more. It’s definitely a must-have for all gamers.
Best Budget Gift
If you are looking for excellent presents for 16 yr old boys but on a tighter budget, don’t worry as we have another excellent pick lined up. How about the Bluetooth music hat, perfect for any music-loving teen. We like this as it is unique yet also practical and is sure to appeal to most teens – they all love gadgets and music so what’s not to like?
What Are Good Birthday Gifts for a 16 Year Old Boy?
Pretty much anything on this list would be good to give as a birthday gift, but some are better suited to the occasion than others. Games which can be enjoyed with his friends when they come over to celebrate his birthday are a great idea. It’s also a nice idea to give him a keepsake such as a birthday shirt that he can wear on the day to let everyone know today is the special day!