Gift Ideas for 17-Year-Old Boys [2023]

Are you looking for the perfect present for a 17-year-old boy but not sure where to start? Get a perfect idea today from books to clothes, from bedroom supplies to electronic gifts.

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Active Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Portable Home Gym Equipment

The Gonex Portable Home Gym has 14 exercise accessories and is an excellent gift for active teens who would like to get a workout done in their own homes. These workout accessories will help him train his whole body at home. It comes will a free professional video tutorial and guide. He will train all his body regions, including core, back, calves, hamstrings, glutes, quadriceps, shoulders, chest, and arms.

The workout can be adjusted as needed between beginner, intermediate and advanced. So it does not matter what phase he is at; these accessories can help. This system can be used indoors or outdoors and can easily be taken with him wherever he goes.

Electric Bike for Teens

The Electric Bike for Teens is a cool present for a 17-year old boy who does not have a car but would like more accessible transportation. This bike has a lithium-ion battery, and when charged, it can go between 22 – 40 miles. It takes 4 – 6 hours to change, so this can easily be done overnight when not being used. There is a 21-speed professional transmission system built it. It also offers a comfortable ride with double shock absorption.

Resistance Bands Set

The OlarHike Resistance Bands Set are a tremendous affordable fitness training gift. These fitness resistance bands have 14 different resistance levels, so they can be used by anyone of any gender, age, regardless of what kind of shape they are in when they start using them. The resistance level ranges from 10 pounds to 150 pounds.

These bands can be used to improve upper body strength, improve his core, or be used for leg strengthening.

Rechargeable Laser Tag Set

A super fun gift for active teens would be a Laser Tag Set. This is a laser tag set made for teens and adults. This is a set of 4 weapons and vests. It comes with 4 vests, 4 weapons, and a charging station. Once fully charged, it can be played approximately 8 games of 30 minutes each.

The vests each have an LCD screen which shows how many lives are left. The game is adjustable to start out with anywhere from 1 life to 99 lives. The game has a 150-foot range. The weapons. The weapons are really excellent as 4 guns come in each set, but you can choose what type of weapon you use. You can use a weapon like a pistol, an automatic, a laser, or a rocket. Between changing the number of lives per game and the type of weapon used, there are many different ways to change it up and play a unique version of laser tag each and every session.

Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit

A great active outdoor game to buy is the Spikeball Standard 3 Ball Kit. Spikeball is a 2 on 2 outdoor backyard game. Spikeball is a modern game that is hard to explain (but there are tons of videos out there) – the best way to describe it is a more modern and active version of volleyball.

Instead of hitting a ball over the net, the net is in the middle and low to the ground. Like in volleyball, each side has 3 tries to hit the ball – but instead of trying to get over the net, you are trying to spike it into the ground net. When a team misses the net, the other scores a point. This is a super active game, so it is not for a lazy backyard evening.

Bedroom Decor Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Men’s Accessories Closet Wall Mount

Now that he is getting older and may have more adult accessories such as an assortment of ties, belts, sunglasses, watches, and other jewelry, a Men’s Accessories Closet Wall Mount is the perfect gift. We are showing it in black, but it is also available in bronze and graphite. It is made of alloy steel and only weighs 3/4 of a pound. The dimensions are 15 inches in length by 6.25 inches in width by 2.75 inches in height.

This organizer features 11 small hooks, 8 large hooks, and a tray to hold accessories. It is made of quality materials and is easy to clean with a damp cloth. It can be mounted in a closet or on the back of a bathroom or bedroom door, so it is perfect for anywhere he has room to store his accessories.

Spiral Table Lamp

If you are looking for a modern and unique piece of home decor for a teenager’s bedroom, we like this Spiral LED Table Lamp. We are showing it in white, but it is also available in black. This is an eye-catching design but soft on the eyes are it is only 20 watts.

This lamp is a touch light that can be turned on by touch and change the color temperature. With a long touch, he will be able to control how bright or dim this lamp is. Because of its unique shape, it has multi-directional lighting.

The dimensions of this light are 15.75 inches in height by 4.75 inches in width.

Kobe Bryant Wall Art

If you are looking for Wall Art for a basketball fan or just a sports fan, you might like this piece of Kobe Bryant Wall Art. Kobe Bryant was one of the most popular basketball players who have ever lived. Many children (especially kids who are mid to late teens right now) loved him. In fact, many would use his name every time they played basketball or another sport. Yelling Kobe when taking a shot was common, attributing what you were doing to greatness.

This print is available in sizes 12 inches by 16 inches by 1 inch or 16 inches by 24 inches by 1 inch. It is a stylish art canvas print that is made from quality materials and easy to hang.

Galaxy Body Pillow Case

Some of the best home decor items work both as fashion and function, and this Galaxy Pillowcaseis one of those. This is only a pillowcase, but you should also buy a body pillow to go with it. Together the body pillow is a function because they are a super comfortable bed item that helps many people get comfortable and sleep well every night. It is fashionable because it is a stunning pillowcase showing the galaxy with a nebula pattern.

The body pillow cover is 20 inches by 54 inches and has a hidden zipper, so you will never see flashes of the white pillow inside.

Lightweight Comforter Set

Our final selection of a present for his bedroom is an excellent need Lightweight Comforter Set. A new bedding set is always a great and welcome present. We are showing it in blue and grey, but it is available in other colors too. Other selections include pink, purple, white, black and gray, or yellow and gray. We are showing this in Full size, but you can also get it in twin, queen, king, or California king.

This set comes with one down alternative comforter and two sham covers (only one with the twin size).

Clothing and Accessory Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Under Armour Igniter Sunglasses

The Under Armour Igniter Sunglasses are a fashionable present to get for a teenage boy. If you are looking for clothing or accessories, sunglasses are a great place to start. You can get these in clear and grey lenses or shiny white and gray orange lenses. The lens width is 65 millimeters or 62 millimeters. They are non-polarized polycarbonate lenses on a plastic frame. There is a UV protective coating on these sunglasses.

Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie

The AFCTO Reaper Technical Fleece Hoodie is a great present for teens to wear in colder environments. We are showing it in navy heather, but it comes in other colors as well. You can also get it in black, charcoal heather, heather grey, oak, cactus, or camo. It is available in sizes from X-small to 3X.

It is a super lovely hoodie that includes a face mask, perfect for when you are outside, walking, working, or participating in recreational sports and activities. If it gets cold, there is a face mask built right in. It also has a kangaroo pocket like most hoodies, but these pockets have closures, so if you are storing something there, you can make sure the items remain safe.

Bluetooth Beanie Hat

The Bluetooth Beanie Hat is a cool low-cost tech present for boys. Beanies can be worn to keep warm, but they are often a fashion accessory as well. So this beanie can be a fashion accessory or used in cold weather. Still, it also has Bluetooth built-in, so he will be able to listen to music, books, or podcasts while wearing it.

We are showing this beanie in black, but it is also available in blue, gray, and red. The playback time once fully charged in 10 hours. It has a long battery life, is comfortable, features passive noise cancellation, and has a Siri voice assistant.

Carhartt Rain Defender Sweatshirt

The Carhartt Rain Defender Sweatshirt is a high-quality full zip-up hoodie. We are showing it in black, but it comes in many different colors. Other options are carbon heather, new navy, orange, tidal, peat, moss, and heather gray. It is available in sizes ranging from small to 5X, depending upon the style and color you choose. Although we are showing the full zip-up hoodie, there are other Carhartt selections you can choose from, such as a pullover or a quarter zip.

Carhartt makes high-quality hoodies and outerwear. These hoodies can be worn for fashion, comfort, or function – to keep warm outdoors or near outdoor settings like warehouse work, walking, or recreational activities like hunting, camping, or hiking.

Under Armour Duffle Bag

The Under Armour Duffle Bag is a large bag perfect for taking it to the gym or using for overnight travel. We are showing this is a large size and the color of graphite medium heather; however, it does come in multiple sizes and colors. The actual dimensions of this bag are 14 inches in width by 29.5 inches in height by 14.6 inches in length.

These duffle bags come equipped with UA storm technology which means that they are protected against the elements from the weather. There are large pockets that are zippered and vented, allowing him to separate and organize the different things he is carrying. It can be held by a handle or a shoulder strap that is also removable and padded for comfort

Adidas Alliance II Sackpack

The adidas Alliance II Sackpack is a great back to carry essential items in. String bags are great for electronics such as Chromebooks, laptops, and tablets. They are also suitable for a small school and office supplies like writing utensils, notebooks, paper, and more.

We are showing this Adidas string bag in black, but it is available in 44 different colors and styles, so you are sure to be able to find the perfect bag for him. It is also a great gym bag. It features two water bottle pockets and a zippered outer pocket (for essentials like phone and wallet), and a large internal cavity that would be great for gym clothes.

Electronic Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop

The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop is an excellent present for boys who love to game, of course, it can be used for other purposes. We are showing the intel core i5 9th gen notebook only laptop. However, there are other choices. Besides choosing different laptop models, you can also choose for it to come with a keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, backpack, additional monitor, or an accessory bundle.

This is a black notebook laptop gaming system with a red-backlit built-in keyboard. It is affordable as a gaming laptop and can be upgraded with more GB to work with.

Anker Portable Charger

The Anker Portable Charger is a durable external battery pack that is compatible with iPhones and many Android devices. We are showing it in black, but it is also available in white. This battery pack provides multiple charges for tablets and phones, so they are still covered when they are on the go and can not stop traditionally plugging their device in for a charge. This is especially a good present for drivers, so they never have to worry about their phone not being charged when they need it most, alone in their car at night.

A dual output, rapid charging, an LED power indication, and exclusive tech make this the best external battery pack to choose from. This is great for travel, recreation, or just to have a backup battery when needed.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones is a great choice when you are looking for the perfect pair of high-end over-the-ear headphones. We are showing these headphones in silver luxe, but they are also available in triple black. These are wireless noise-canceling headphones, so they can be worn to listen to whatever he wants to hear – concerts, speeches, favorite music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more. Of course, he can also use these headphones to quiet the world around him when he needs to hear himself think or have quiet to study or do other activities where concentration is a must.

HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset is a fabulous gaming headphone and microphone set compatible with several models of the Xbox, Playstation, and the PC. It has 7.1 surround sound, a durable aluminum frame, ear pads made of memory foam, and a detachable microphone. We are showing this headset in black and gunmetal, but it is also available in black and red.

Whether you are shopping for a serious gamer or just someone who likes to casually play once in a while, this is a great present. These headphones are built to last, which is something you really want in a pair of gaming headphones, but they can easily get thrown around, dropped, or even stepped on. A lot can happen in the heat of a gaming session or just in a boy’s room who may not always take the time to put all his things away.

Xbox One + NBA 2K20 Bundle

The Xbox One + NBA 2K20 Bundle is an excellent gift for teens who do not yet own their own Xbox One. This special bundle comes with a black Xbox One X; the game NBA 2K20 comes in a special box. It also comes with a 1-month pass to Xbox Live Gold and the Xbox Game Pass. These passes will allow him to try online gaming with his Xbox with friends, family, and people from all around the world.

The game pass gives him access to more than 100 games. These are games he can play without spending additional money for each specific game. This gaming console has something for everyone. There are more than 2200 games in the catalog, including over 600 brought over from the Xbox 360 and 200 games exclusive to the Xbox system

12’’ Screen Magnifier for Smartphone

The 12’’ Screen Magnifier for Smartphone is a super cool tech gift. Most people watch some kind of media on their phone – TikTok videos, YouTube Videos, or streaming videos of come kind (Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBOMax, etc.). The convenience of watching on your phone is great, but it is even better to make this picture just a little bit bigger.

This screen magnifier will allow them to use their phone for this media, making it 12 inches big. It works just like a phone projected, doubling the screen size. It is lightweight and portable, so he can take it with him where ever he goes. It is made of high-quality materials, and it is compatible with all smartphones.

Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a small black speaker which is portable and waterproof – perfect for all his daily activities. It is adventure-ready, too. No need to just use it at home. It can be attached to your clothing or backpack to carry with you. It is waterproof, has an excellent battery life, is compatible with voice prompts for either Siri or Google. A Bose connect app can be used, and a great party and stereo mode can be used to make the music sound even better.

This comes with a micro Bluetooth speaker and a USB cable. The voice prompt function will allow him to take calls and talk to his phone’s virtual assistant while using.

Redragon S101 Wired RGB Backlit Gaming Set

The Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Set is a great gift for gamers as it is an all in 1 combo with a gaming keyboard, mouse, and headset. The stereo headset has 103dB sensitivity and 40mm directional drivers, so it will immerse him into the gameplay as he hears sounds all around him. The keyboard is RGB backlit that makes a great gaming experience regardless of the time of the day or the other lighting in the room he is playing.

This is a great set when you are looking for something all in 1 to get him started or a set that matches each other and adds some aesthetic to the room.

Toys and Game Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Magnetic Silicone 8-Piece Building Set

The Speks Fleks Magnetic Silicone 8-Piece Building Set is a fun casual desktop toy to build with. We are showing it in green, but it is also available in blue, red, or gray. This is a magnetic silicone toy where the pieces are bendable, but there are magnets inside. This makes it super easy to build things with the combination of material that is easy to bend and twist into various shapes and the magnets which will help the shapes stay together in your chosen formation.

This is a great fidget toy to help people get through their day at the office, in class, or while doing homework or other work in the evening. This toy is meant for teens to adults, 14 and up.

Moose Racing Flipslide Game

The Moose Racing Flipslide Game is a fun, fast, and addictive puzzle game for teens and adults. This is a handheld game where you are flipping and sliding the tiles to match the colors. The players are trying to beat the clock in this multiplayer game. There are 4 different game modes to choose from.

The different modes you can play are memory mode, level mode, speed mode, or multiplayer mode. It includes 1 flipside puzzle console and 1 instruction booklet. In speed mode, you try to complete 10 moves as fast as you can. The level mode has you complete different actions through 8 levels. Memory mode is like the old game Simon. Of course, you can also play against other people in multiplayer mode.

Arkham Horror Card Game

Are you looking for a fun card game for him to play? We like the Arkham Horror Card Game. It is for 1 – 4 players for teens and adults 14 and up. Each game will take between 1 – 2 hours to play. This is a fun game that is cooperative in nature and is both a horror and a mystery game, which makes it a unique choice.

An ancient one is trying to enter our world, and investigators work together to solve conspiracies and mysteries in Arkham, Massachusetts. Each game is a unique playing experience, although he may run into monsters, haunted houses, cultists, and strange creatures along the way.

ThinkFun Cold Case Game

The ThinkFun Cold Case Game is a Murder Mystery in a box. This is a game for teens and adults 14 and up for 1 – 4 players. This is a one-time game that would be great for date night, a family game night, a game night with friends, or even as a solo activity.

Players will solve puzzles and follow clues to solve a cold case. The cold case is the murder of an investigative journalist in 1988. His slain body was found in the woods, and the police have never brought his killer to justice. In this game, people will investigate the crime by examining all the evidence to finally solve this crime.

Plague Inc.

Plague Inc. is a board game where you are trying to infect the world. This is a stand-alone game for 1 – 4 layers 14 and up. In this game, the players are all deadly plagues. Their objective, starting with patient zero, is to infect people in different cities across the world. Your pathogen will change and evolve over the game, and the goal is to be the first person to wipe out all of humanity.

This is a strategy game that started out as a video game with almost 100 million players. This is a game that is different every time you play due to strategic play and different tactics that can be employed, which makes this a game he will enjoy for years to come.

Book Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

How to Survive Anything

The How to Survive Anything is just a fun book to get him. If you are shopping for a boy that does not love reading and you want to encourage him to do so, this is easy with a casual read such as this one.

This book is available in a paperback and has 176 pages. It is full of fun and interesting facts, and it is an excellent book to just pick up when he is bored. He may also learn some interesting facts to entertain or impress his family and friends with his newfound knowledge.

The Manual to Manhood

The Manual to Manhood is a great book for 17-year-old boys. This book is 290 pages, and it is available in several formats, including Kindle, audiobook, hardcover, paperback, or spiralbound. At this age, he is getting ready to graduate high school, go to college or enter the workforce, and there will be many things that he needs to know how to do when he is living on his own. This is where this book comes in.

This manual will teach him how to do many different things, including planning a date, balancing time between friends and romantic interests, ordering from a menu, leaving a tip, or properly making their own bed. It also teaches about work and money management, like covering how to apply for a job, ask for a raise, resign from a position, and budget money and invest. It also covers other topics like grooming & personal hygiene, clothing & style, food, tools, and driving. This is a great book to prepare them for the real world.

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook

The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook is an excellent present for a 17-year old boy. Of course, you could give this as a going-away present, so he can get used to preparing his own meals. If given early enough, he can start practicing before going away to college or moving out independently.

This book has 216 pages and is available on Kindle, in a paperback or spiral-bound. There are more than 100 recipes in this book, so he will undoubtedly find a few go-to meals that he will love. The recipes are broken into several categories: breakfast, snacks, salads, and sandwiches, vegetarian and vegan, and sweet treats.

The College Writer

The College Writer is a book that will teach new college students how to think, write and research like a college student. Essay and paper writing in college can be vastly different than anything they have done up to this point. This book will help them quickly learn what their professors are expecting from them and how to succeed in college.

How To Drive Safely

How To Drive Safely is a 101-page kindle book or paperback that provides 49 expert tricks, pieces of advice, and tips for new drivers. This is a present as much for the parents as it is for the teenager. All parents want their teens to be safe behind the wheel, and this book will assist with that.

More Gifts For 17-Year-Old Boys

Multi-Tasking Lap Desk

The Sofia + Sam Multi-Tasking Lap Desk is a cool idea for teens who like to use tablets and laptops away from their desks. If they use these items while sitting on a bed or couch, a lap desk is a perfect present. We are showing this in black, but it is also available in silver or wood color.

You can get this as seen or with an overhead USB light. One of the things that makes this lap desk better than others is that it is made out of foam, so it is super comfortable to use. This lap table has a slot for a tablet that is up to 9.6 inches and a slot for a 3.5-inch smartphone and can comfortably fit a laptop up to 15 inches.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

The Hydro Flask Water Bottle is a stainless steel water bottle that is vacuum insulated and completely reusable. It has a leak-proof cap and a wide mouth. We are showing it in the color blue and 20 ounces, but there are multiple sizes and color choices. You can also get it in 32 ounces, 40 ounces, or 64 ounces. The other color choices are alpine blue, fog blue, pacific blue, rain blue, black, olive green, pineapple yellow, stone, white or carnation pink.

This is a great water bottle to cake on the go. It will keep them hydrated throughout the day, and the bigger the size, the fewer times they will have to get up for a refill. The stainless steel and vacuum insulated design will keep hot drinks hot longer and cold drinks cold longer.

People’s Choice Jerky Box

The People’s Choice Jerky Box is a unique gift for men who love beef snacks and who would love to have a sampler. If you are unsure of the jerky he loves, this is perfect as it is a sampler. You can even get more than one. There are 5 different beef jerky sampler boxes to choose from – here are the varieties boxes available:

  • Health Nut
  • One of Everything
  • Simple and Savory
  • Some Like it Hot
  • Sweet

You can either choose to just get him one sampler pack, or you can set up a fun subscribe and save a present for him. Subscribe and save is where you set up a subscription to have something delivered in equal intervals. This could be anywhere from every 2 weeks to every 6 months. When you want to stop, you can just cancel the subscription.

The Ridge Wallet

The Ridge Wallet is a minimalist wallet with built-in RFID blocking technology for safety and security purposes. We are showing this in carbon fiber, but it is also available in burnt titanium, black, gunmetal, matte olive, and navy.

These wallets are a little more expensive than your traditional leather or fabric wallets. Still, they also come with a lifetime guarantee. Although this wallet is very slim, it can still hold up to 10 cards and has a cash strap for carrying paper money. It has a minimalist design that will last a lifetime, and it is small enough to be carried in any pocket.

Butterfly Plasma Ball Light

This is a fantastic piece of decor for their bedroom or for their future dorm room. He can touch the plasma ball, and it will create lightning. It is a really cool effect that he will love. It is an eye-catching decorative piece that would look good in any room of the house.

What to Look for in Gifts for 17-Year-Old Boys

Shopping for a 17-year old boy can be difficult. You will need to balance between shopping for a teenager who lives at home with his parents and someone who may be about to leave home for College. When shopping for a teenager, you should think about who they are, what they like, what they need, and any changes that may be occurring in their lives now or in the near future.

17-year-olds are in the teenager group, according to the CDC, and their lives are rapidly changing. At 17, adulthood is fast approaching, and because of this, they have more responsibilities in their life than ever before. At this age, their friends and romantic partners are the most essential things in their lives and planning for their future. Because they are so close to adulthood, they may spend a lot of time thinking about what that means to them.

Suppose you are shopping for them based on the milestones they are hitting in their lives. In that case, you might want to get them presents about becoming an adult, College, or things that might be useful when they leave home.

However, you might want to focus on the fact that they are still at home and get them presents they will enjoy today. After all, there is no need to rush adulthood; it will be here soon enough. When shopping for who they are today, you might want to consider what they love. Do they need specific things?

You might want to focus on their bedroom décor, clothing, and accessories, gaming and electronics, or accessories for their vehicle. Think about what they want or like. You can buy presents based on favorite things – like favorite color, band, tv shows, city, or part of town. You can also get gifts based on the College they are going to attend.