Christmas Gift Ideas for a 17-Year-Old Boy

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Even 17-year-old boys love to receive gifts.
Even 17-year-old boys love to receive gifts. (Image: PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Considering all the people on your holiday gift list for whom it's hard to shop, you may have the easiest time picking a present for a teenage boy. Teenage boys usually have clearly defined interests, and even one you don't know well is sure to appreciate something he can use or eat. If you have a 17-year-old boy on your shopping list, rest assured. You will find something that he likes.

Video Game

If your teenager loves video games and electronics, select a popular game for him. Game store employees can offer assistance if you don't know exactly what to buy. If the 17-year-old already has a plethora of video games, consider purchasing an extra joystick or memory card for his favorite gaming console.

T-Shirt

T-shirts are useful and relatively inexpensive gifts. Select one with a clever saying, your teenager's favorite television show or simply one with an interesting picture on the front. If the stores where you shop lack variety, purchase a T-shirt from an online vendor.

Gift Certificate

If you're short on time, or your teenager has particular tastes, purchase a gift certificate so he can select his own present. Gift certificates are available for as little as $5 from most retailers, including video game, clothing and music stores, as well as restaurants and cafes.

CD

Although many teenagers prefer mp3s to traditional music CDs, many teenage boys enjoy having a few CDs for their cars. Select a popular music CD, or, if you feel creative, select a new band he is sure to love.

Blanket

If your teenager loves to snuggle up with a good book, give him a warm blanket. Soft fleece blankets are available in a variety of colors, styles and patterns, so select something that matches your teenager's personality. If your 17-year-old enjoys sporting events, choose a blanket with his favorite team's logo that he can take to games on chilly evenings.

Care Package

Select a variety of candies, snacks, tea, hot cocoa and magazines to create a personalized care package for your teenager. Organize the items in a decorative basket or colorful box. If you don't have much time, consider ordering a package from a company online. Many companies offer a variety of care-package options.

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