8 Under-$50 Gifts Teen Boys Will Actually Like—We Promise

If you're having a hard time deciding what to get the teen boy in your life, look no further. To prevent you from buying another round of unused gifts, we've found the best ideas for those tricky-to-shop-for teenage years.

8 gift ideas for teen boys
Dartboard with 6 darts included from Amazon photo

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Dartboard Set

As a teen boy, he probably likes to invite groups of guys over to your house to hang out. Instead of leaving it to phones and video games to entertain them all night, get him something they can do that involves more interaction and, of course, some friendly competition: a dartboard. Once you hang it up in the basement, you'll hear laughs and cheers from upstairs every time they play. We can almost guarantee he'll be taking this along to college to make even more fun memories. ($36, orig. $40; amazon.com)

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Dark gray Patagonia logo trucker hat from Nordstrom photo

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Patagonia Hat

Every young man should own at least one ball cap (without a sports team logo) to elevate his laid-back look. From a trusted brand he'll actually think is cool, this Patagonia hat will be the perfect amount of trendy and casual to match his existing wardrobe. It comes in three color options, including gray, navy blue and white, so you can choose one to pair well with his current taste in color. Outfit idea: This hat will look on-point with a pair of joggers and a Patagonia pullover sweatshirt. ($35; nordstrom.com)

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Black Adidas duffel bag from Amazon photo

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Adidas Gym Bag

Whether he uses it for weekend trips or as an everyday gym bag, a duffel is a must-have in every teenage boy's closet. This $20 steal from Amazon features a spacious interior to fit all his clothing and shoes, but we can already guess his favorite part will be the sporty Adidas logo showcased on the front. This duffel bag is available in a variety of tasteful colors so you'll surely find one that speaks to his style. ($18, orig. $25; amazon.com)

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Tommy Hilfiger wallet in tan from Amazon photo

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Tommy Hilfiger Wallet

If he just received his driver's license or is ready to get his own debit card, you're going to want to supply him with a wallet to help keep all his cards and cash secure and in one place. For an option he'll want to carry with him now and in the future, this timeless Tommy Hilfiger is a fan favorite, featuring over 8,000 five-star reviews. Not only does it look sleek, it also has an organized space to store all his belongings in an easy-to-find layout. (from $20; amazon.com)

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Blue and red shark socks from Uncommon Goods photo

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Shark Socks

Shark Week fanatic? If so, you really can't go wrong with this lighthearted gift. Besides, there's no such thing as having too many pairs of socks for an active teen. This shark print pair is great as a gift itself, but it can also be a fun $10 addition when you want to get him a variety of things like his favorite candy and gift cards to his go-to fast food spots. ($10; uncommongoods.com)

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Light gray sneakers by Toms from Zappos photo

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Toms Sneakers

There's a good chance he wears the same pair of sneakers every day, so before they get too worn-out gift him with a pair worthy of their replacement. Our pick is this pair of gray casual tennis shoes by Toms, featuring a sophisticated yet subtle faux-leather detail on the heel. Whether he slips them on with jeans or sweatpants, he'll surely love the comfort and style they add to outfits. ($45; zappos.com)

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Escape Room In A Box game from Walmart photo

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Escape Room in a Box

Board games don't have to be boring. Get him a game he'll be excited to play with you and his friends, like this Escape Room in a Box. With teams of two to eight players and 90 minutes to solve all the clues and puzzles, this game is a friendly competition that challenges your teamwork and creative-thinking skills. Plus, reviewers say it's easy to set up and super fun to play. ($21; walmart.com)

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San Diego Hat Aviator Sunglasses from Nordstrom Rack photo

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Aviator Sunglasses

Aviators have been featured in popular movies for years, like Top Gun, and regularly on celebrities time and time again, so why not buy him a frame that will make him feel like a million bucks. Plus, if he's starting to drive, save him from staring into the sun with these trendy sunglasses. ($12, orig. $15; nordstromrack.com)

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