Gift ideas for teen boys from $10 to $25
Teenagers today are difficult to buy for! Electronics, electronics, and more electronics are what seem to be the coolest and most desired gifts. But what if you're on a budget, what if you're buying for a nephew, grandson, or friend and you just don't want to dig that deep into the old pocketbook?
There is a way to get great Christmas gifts for teenage boys for under $25. Teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 17 are just "coming into their own." Most boys in their teenage years want to look good and be cool. Smelling good is important, too! Cologne is always a great gift. You can buy the latest and greatest colognes on eBay and other discounted internet sites for less than half of what you may spend in a department store, even including shipping! Most colognes come in a nicely decorated gift box and many can even be drop shipped directly to your recipient if you don't want to mess with the wrapping yourself. Websites such as overstock.com will gift wrap and even provide free shipping on certain days. You can get some of the biggest names in cologne for between $10 and $20.
Other low cost gifts for teenage boys include clothing accessories and jewelry. Hats and scarves are hot items this winter and can really dress up a sweater and a pair of jeans. Boys like hand crafted jewelry such as leather or braided bracelets, hemp or shell necklaces, and silver theme rings or bracelets. All of these jewelry items can be purchased for less than $25, and many for even under $10. Jewelry always makes a great gift.
Cell phones and cell phone accessories are hot items. These days, everyone has a cell phone. Check your cell phone plan to see if you qualify for free or early upgrades on phones or accessories. You may be able to get a brand new cell phone for your gift recipient free of charge. Cell phone accessories include skins or holsters that can be purchased for around $25. Make sure they're cool!
Finally, use your imagination! Gift cards are always a safe bet. Instead of purchasing a traditional gift card, try purchasing a gift card through iTunes or some other music download site so your gift recipient can download their favorite music to their cell phone, mp3 player, or iPod. Every teenage boy wants noise in his ears! You can set the purchase price to fit your budget and get more bang for your buck! A $10 gift card will buy about 10 songs. Gift cards for movie tickets and popcorn can be purchased from fandango.com. Maybe he'll have a date to take along!
And, last, but not least, homemade gift items are also a fantastic, inexpensive way to give from the heart. Depending upon how well you know your teenage boy, gather photographs or old school papers, maybe some outstanding sports moments or accolades in the newspaper, and build them a collage. Small photo albums can be purchased for around $10, and print copies of pictures are very inexpensive to reproduce. Put together a personalized photo album for them of all things special to them.
Inexpensive gifts are easy if you think outside the box (the Christmas gift box, that is) and don't get caught up in all the Christmas hype.
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