When a boy becomes a teenager, it can be difficult to find Christmas gifts that suit him. He’s at that awkward age where he’s still interested in toys, but the ones he played with when he was little don’t interest him anymore. While you may have to work to find the perfect toys for your teenage boys, they are out there. You also may want to forgo toys in favor of games, music or movies.
For the science fiction fan, there are many outer space and time travel toys and gadgets that you could get him as a Christmas gift. Consider a Star Wars LEGO set, a working Star Trek communicator or a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver. There are also many models and action figures from various science fiction series which are appropriate for teenagers. If your teen boy prefers science fact over science fiction, there are many science kits you could buy. Some of the best science kits available allow kids to build things like a robot arm, a solar or radio control car, an electronic radio, examine crystal specimens and learn about the solar system.
If your teenaged son is into superheroes, you have an abundance of Christmas gifts to choose from. Before you start shopping, make sure you know who his favorite superhero is. For example, if he likes Batman, you could get him a Batman action figure or collectible figure. If he’s into Transformers, you could get him a collectible bust or bank in the shape of a character such as Bumblebee or Optimus Prime. If he’s not interested in superhero toys, check your local bookstore to see what superhero comics are available. If he’s an artist, get him a book on how to draw his favorite superhero. Also check out any superhero games that are available for PC, Mac, Wii, PS3, Nintendo DS or Xbox 360.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Vehicles such as airplanes, trains and cars are among the most popular toys for teens. You could get him a LEGO set to build his vehicle of choice. There are also wooden, metal and plastic model kits available that boys can use to build authentic looking miniature planes, trains and cars. Electric model trains and tracks are another favorite Christmas gift among teenaged boys. Radio control cars, trucks, helicopters and airplanes also make exceptional Christmas gifts for older teens.
For the monster enthusiast, Godzilla, dragon and dinosaur themed Christmas gifts are very popular. Think about getting your teen’s favorite movie monster as a large action figure. You may also be able to find puzzles, games and models based on your teenaged boy’s favorite monster. Books on drawing monsters also make good gifts for the artistically inclined teenager.
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