33 Gift Ideas for Seventeen Year Old Boys

Updated on September 1st, 2021
By Louise
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It is not always easy to know what to buy for boys. They can be tricky to buy for and even more so as they get older and head towards their late teenage years. This is why we have decided to put together a list of gift suggestions that we think would be suitable for boys of this age. We have put together a big range of items so that you will have plenty to choose from and there should be something for every boy. We have also chosen items that have different prices so you will be able to find something that suits your budget.

34 Presents for 17 Year Old Boys

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A t-shirt is always a useful gift and this one has a picture of a game console handset on it with the words ‘level 17 unlocked’ on it. It comes in a big selection of colours and sizes which means that there should be one to suit all tastes and sizes. It has short sleeves and a round neck and it is a cotton and polyester mix which means that it is machine washable and will be comfortable to wear.

Novelty socks can be fun and useful. These say ‘do not disturb’ on the sole of one foot and ‘I’m gaming’ on the other one with a picture of a console handset. They are white in colour with blue writing on which is made from a non-slip grip material. This means that they can be safely worn around the home instead of slippers, even on hard floors.

If the 17-year old that you are buying for will be learning to drive then this gift could suit them. It is a mug that says on it ‘Keep Calm I’m Learning to Drive’. The mug is white with red print on it, although there is also an option of a black mug that has white writing on it. The mug comes with some ebooks on driving that you can download once you have received the mug.

If you like the idea of giving a novelty gift, then this fun pen could be a good idea. It Is made up of small metal pieces which can be reshaped into different items. It is magnetic and so the parts will all stick together and it is very strong so will not lose it magnetic properties. It will also not fade. It comes with 13 magnetic rings, 1 clip, 1 nib, 2 cartridges, 2 pen caps, 2 stylus pen heads, 2 small-sized metal balls, 2 big sized metal balls and 8 middle-sized metal balls.

A multi-function Bluetooth speaker lamp can be a useful gift to give to a 17-year-old boy. This one has a handy touch sensor so it is easy to use. It provides warm light in 7 different colours with one being a colour change mode. There is the option of changing the brightness as well. It is very easy to connect to an MP3 player either USB and micro TF/SD card AUX input. It can even pick up a call.

17-year-olds that are fans of maths will enjoy this t-shirt which has short sleeves and a classic fit. It has a square root sign with 289 under it and ‘years old’ below. It comes in a choice of five different colours and in sizes for children and adults. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix fabric which means that it will be soft and comfortable to wear with stretching out of shape.

If the teenager that you are buying for likes to wear jewellery then this bracelet could make a great gift for them. It is made from leather and titanium in a black and silver colour. It is 21.5cm in size and has a metal clasp that is magnetic. The bracelet has an ergonomic design to give a great fit. It is a handmade product and comes with a gift box, so all ready to hand over as a present.

Gamers will enjoy receiving this cushion cover as a gift. It is black with a metallic print on it which has a picture of a games controller and says ‘do not disturb gamer at work’ on it. There is a slightly different design available as well. It is 40 x 40 cm in size and is made of cotton. It comes without a cushion so if you want one, you will have to buy it separately.

Fun games can be a good way to get 17-year-old boys away from their computers for a while. This is a skill game that involves looping a ball from one end of a curved tube to another. It can be used with one or two balls and different tricks can be done with it as well. It is brightly coloured and influenced by juggling rings. It comes in a box all ready to play.

This is a fun lamp inspired by the game of Tetris. The idea is to place the Tetris shaped pieces on the board in any order to form fun patterns and let the light shine through in different colours. It is a USB powered light and it comes with a USB cable and 53 shaped pieces as well as the board to place them on to. A great retro-themed gift idea.

Boys with a sense of humour will enjoy being given these stickers. They come as a pair and are the same and says on them ‘Warning Grumpy Teenager Approach with Caution’. They are designed to look like the printing is on a rusty metal sign which is orange and has black and red writing on it. They are 10 x 7.5cm in size and easy to apply to all sorts of surfaces such as laptops, iPads etc.

Boys that like swimming or spending time on the beach may like these swimming trunks. There is a big choice of different designs available as well as different sizes. They are made from 100% polyester which is quick-drying and they have two side pockets. They have a brief mesh lining inside and they are breathable and will not feel tight. They have an elastic waistband with a drawstring closure.

T-shirts can make fun statements and this one has a picture of a boy dabbing on it and says ‘awesome since 2003’ on it. It comes in a selection of colours and sizes for children and adults. It is made from a cotton and polyester fabric which means that it will be soft and comfortable to wear. It has short sleeves and is a classic fit with a round neck. It is machine washable.

Gaming fans that use a Playstation will enjoy this multicoloured light which has the PlayStation icons on it. It has three different light modes with a standard-setting or colour phasing. It is also music reactive which is fun, especially for parties. It is USB or battery powered and so would work in most spaces. It is 30 x 10cm in tall and comes with a USB cable but batteries have to be bought separately.

Even older children will enjoy playing with this remote control stunt car. On a full charge of the battery, it can run for up to 50 minutes and it only takes 2.5 hours to charge. It can move in all directions, do extreme spins at 350 degrees and flip on both sides. It can go up to 12km/h with a remote range of about 40 meters. It has anti-skid and wear-resistant tyres.

It can be fun to get teenagers involved in playing games with their families. This card game can be fun as you can play against each other, perhaps teens versus parents or with friends. There are 2-10 players and it is suitable for adults and children aged 10 years and older. The multiple-choice questions will help you to find out more about each other as you try to guess what the others might answer.

Speakers can be a very useful gift for a teen to have in their bedroom. This is a pair of USB wired speakers which are stereo. They have RGB lights and are designed to work on a PC or laptop for gaming. They are mini size and so they will work well even on a small desk and could fit under a PC screen. They are plug and play with no drivers so are very easy to set up. There is an easy to use volume control knob.

Boys that like jewellery might like to have this 9mm silver chain necklace. It is made of stainless steel which means that it will not rust or discolour. It has a hypoallergenic finish and so should suit all skin. There are different chain length options so you can pick the one that you feel will work the best. It comes with a choice of velvet bag, card box or leatherette box so all ready for gifting.

A desk toy can be a fun gift to give. This one is silver in colour and features a skier on it. It is a balancing item and so it can be made to swing back and forth which could be mesmerising and used as a stress reliever. It keeps its balance and will not fall off the supporting post. It is made using electroplating and so it will not fade or discolour easily. It is fairly small with a 4.9cm base so it will not take up too much room.

Kids might enjoy playing this Game of Phones. It will put their smartphone skills to the test, so it is likely that they will all be up for it. There are over 100 challenges that you can have a go at and you get 60 seconds to submit the best answer. It is suitable for players aged 12 years and older and needs three or more players so great for families or groups of friends to play.

Most teenagers like to wear hoodies and this one is made by The North Face. It comes in two colour choices of navy and grey, is a pull on top and has a contrasting coloured drawstring around the hood. It is made from 100% cotton and therefore feels cosy and warm whether being worn inside or outside. It has a classic length and fit and has long sleeves.

This men’s sling bag could be a good choice as a gift. It is black and can be worn on the front or back, cross-body or over the shoulder. There is a design on it that will glow in the dark and you can pick between different fun designs. It is 13 x 7 x 3.5 inches in size and has a main compartment, front pocket, small zipper pocket and side pocket.

Sporty boys may like this sporty t-shirt which comes in a choice of different designs. It is short-sleeved with a round neck and has a dry fit effect so that it will be comfortable for wearing while taking part in sport. It is made from 100% polyester and has a slim fit. It is machine washable and so will be easy to keep clean. It is ultra-soft and has a natural feel to it.

Film buffs will enjoy receiving these film themes cushions as a gift. They could work well on a sofa or in a bedroom. There are four different designs and each is 18 x 18 inches in size. They are made from a soft cotton linen and have a hidden zipper so it is easy to pop an insert inside. They are machine washable and fade-resistant so easy to care for and should last a long time.

Hoodies are popular with most teenagers and this one says ‘#seventeen’ on it so is ideal for a birthday gift. It comes in a choice of colours and sizes and is long-sleeved with a zip down the front. It also has pockets on the front. It is made from a polyester and cotton mix and so will be soft and cosy to wear but will also wash easily too.

Wireless headphones can be a useful gift. These are made by Sony and are Bluetooth and have a microphone. The battery lasts for up to 35 hours and there is a quick charge option where a 10-minute charge will provide 90 minutes of playback. They have a sleek and swivel fold design which is compact but also means they fit well. The built-in microphone allows for hands-free calls.

Teenage boys may like this Banksy poster of a panda with guns and it has a grey and white background. It is 59 x 42cm in size and printed on good quality paper which means it should last well and is good value for money. It comes rolled and in a strong postal tube so should not get damaged in the post. A great gift for any art, panda or Banksy fan.

Wall stickers can be fun and this one can be customised to have a name of choice on it. It is 110cm x 70cm and makes the wall look like there is a hole in it with graffiti art showing through due to a 3D effect. It is bright and colourful and would look great in any bedroom. It is printed cleanly and crisply so it looks really good quality.

If the 17-year old that you are buying for is going to learn to drive soon then this keyring could suit them. It has a pendant with a mock-up of a tax disc in it and you can personalise it so that can show any date, number, name etc. It is blue and white in colour and the pendant is 25mm and round. It has a snake keyring chain on it and the chain etc is made from silver coloured metal.

Sneakers can make a great gift and these come in different designs, colours and sizes so there should be something to fit the teenager that you have in mind. They are made of fabric with a rubber sole and have a lace-up closure. They are Supra brand and have a medium width. They have a good grip on the base and so are likely to be suitable for all sorts of uses.

Vans are a popular brand among teenagers so buying them a pair is likely to go down well. These come in a choice of colours and sizes which means that you should be able to easily find something for the child that you have in mind. They are comfortable and soft which means they can easily be walked in. They have a soft leather top and textile inner with a rubber sole. They have a lace-up closure.

A backpack can be a useful gift whether for school, college university or camping. This one is a waterproof bag which is very useful and made by Trespass. It comes in a choice of different colours and has three zipped compartments as well as mesh pockets. It also has internal pockets and a keyring. It has a 30L capacity which means that it can hold plenty of items. The shoulder straps can be altered for comfort.

If the teenager has a laptop then the adjustable laptop stand desk could be very useful. It has enough space for a 17-inch computer and can work as a lap desk to use when sitting on a bed or sofa. It is lightweight and made of durable aluminium so is easy to carry. It has a built-in fan which can help to keep it cool. It can fold up and be easily adjusted to different positions.

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