Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys

by Alli

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I still find it hard to believe that I have a teen grandson. Seems like it was only yesterday that my kids were teens. Since Christmas is right around the corner and I promised myself I wouldn’t procrastinate and wait until mid-November to start Christmas shopping, I’m ahead of the game.

I’m THAT mom/nana who does gifts and stockings for everyone, even Max, the dog. What can I say? I love Christmas. When it comes to filling the stockings for teens, I sometimes draw a blank, so I asked my daughters for some ideas and they delivered. Now that we have all our ideas together, we’ve got a great list of stocking stuffers for teen boys.

When it comes to purchasing stocking stuffers for teen boys, I try to pick out some items they need (socks) and some fun stuff.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys

Best Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys


Family Feud Strikeout Card Game is a good one. There’s also Jeopardy and of course, Uno or plain playing cards.

Favorite Candy

I don’t put a lot of candy in their stockings. During Christmas, we eat desserts that we don’t normally eat, so I go easy on the candy.

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

This offsets the candy a little and my favorite toothbrush is the Colgate® 360® Advanced Whitening Battery Powered Toothbrush. It’s affordable (retails for $12.99) and you can purchase it at your local Walmart or Amazon.

I like this toothbrush because it has a slim, lightweight handle and it’s gentle on the gums. What makes it perfect for teens is that it has a two-minute timer and a replaceable brush head.

The one from Amazon (below) comes with two additional replaceable brush heads.

Body Spray, Cologne, Deodorant, Face Wash

Teen boys need all the help they can get in the smell-good department. This is a great time to teach teens that less is more when it comes to body spray and cologne. Travel sizes work great for stuffing stockings!

Lots of kids start dealing with acne once they hit those teen years. Last year, I added a gentle facewash for acne-prone skin to my oldest grandson’s stocking.

Money Soap

Speaking of getting clean, this money soap has real money (from $1-$50) in every bar!

Lip Balm

My grandsons go through a lot of lip balm so I always include something for their chapped lips.

Rubik Cubes, Mind Benders, Puzzles

In case you don’t know, Rubik Cubes are back and better than ever. OK, I never liked those things, but my second oldest grandson, Logan, loves them and collects them. Yes, they come in different sizes, etc. and are perfect stocking stuffers for teen boys. Girls, too, of course, but I have all grandsons. I have my fingers crossed for a girl to come along and show them who’s boss.


When it comes to earbuds, you can go cheap or go crazy expensive. I like the ones below from Amazon.

Cash/Gift Cards/iTunes Gift Cards

I always include a McDonald’s or Wendy’s gift card in the boys’ stockings and a Starbucks gift card in the grownup stockings. My grandson plays sports and the bus always stops at a fast food joint to eat when they play an away game.

A Mini Book

Last year, I added this little book, The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive to my grandson’s stocking. He actually read it and at least he now knows how to cook a perfect steak. LOL


Teen boys can never have enough socks so I always include socks. Plus, they take up a lot of room in the stockings.

Wallet/Money Clip

Mini Flashlight

Does your family do stockings? If so, what are some of your favorite stocking stuffers?


Candy November 2, 2018 - 8:26 am

Going to share this with my friends who have teenage grandsons. We are always looking for ideas for that age

Amber Myers November 2, 2018 - 8:28 am

These are some great ideas! I have a teenage boy, and he normally gets candy and gift cards in his stocking.

Jeanette November 2, 2018 - 9:40 am

These are some great ideas! I have a teenage boy and I am telling you now he is not an easy to shop for! I will be buying a lot of the things on this list.

Melissa Chapman November 2, 2018 - 9:52 am

I have two teens and a boy who is into everything so these ideas are good to keep in mind for the holidays. He is into looking and smelling good so cologne is a good choice.

Sarah Bailey November 2, 2018 - 11:37 am

I really suck at buying gifts over the holiday season, so this is great for me. I am definitely going to keep all of these in mind in the coming months.

Theresa November 2, 2018 - 1:01 pm

I have a few teenage nephews to buy for and was stumped (I only have teen girls) so this list is going to come in handy. I don’t want to be the aunt who buys them crummy gifts lol

Gisele November 2, 2018 - 1:21 pm

These are great suggestions! I no longer have teenagers in my family but when I did trying to buy gifts for them was next to impossible! `

Tonya Wilhelm November 2, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Great gift ideas. I love the idea of money soap. So cute.

Ashley November 2, 2018 - 7:22 pm

I want an itunes gift card in my stocking lol

Christie Hawkes November 2, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Thanks for the great ideas Alli. We have four (count ’em–4!) teenage grandsons, and I am always looking for good stocking stuffer ideas. If I go with some of these (and I’m sure I will), I’ll use your affiliate links. I’m sharing on social media as well.

Pam November 2, 2018 - 9:17 pm

Oh that money soap is cool. Money is a fun surprise to have in a bar of soap.

Nikka Shae November 2, 2018 - 9:53 pm

These are some great tips and stocking stuffers for teen boys! They would love this!

Marysa November 2, 2018 - 10:30 pm

I am behind on my holiday shopping and have to shop for some tweens. Thanks for sharing your ideas, this is helpful! It is definitely harder to shop for my kids as they get older.m

Dennis Littley November 2, 2018 - 11:14 pm

These are some great age specific ideas for stocking stuffers. I think candy would be an especially big hit!

Lisa Martin November 2, 2018 - 11:26 pm

Some great ideas. The older they get, the hard it is to buy things for them, esp stocking stuffers. However my son might not forgive Santa if he brings him tooth paste!

Emily November 2, 2018 - 11:52 pm

These are great ideas! I am just getting into the tween phase of life with my kids and am struggling already with what to stuff their stockings with, I can only imagine how hard it is for teenagers. Great gift ideas, thanks!

Ricci November 3, 2018 - 1:45 am

I don’t have any teen boys to buy for this year but this seems like a great list! Thanks for the heads up!

Terri Steffes November 3, 2018 - 2:01 am

Two of my nephews are now teens. I can’t wait to share the list with their moms and get brownie points!

Lisa M November 3, 2018 - 10:41 am

These are great stocking stuffer ideas! My son is 19 and they are so hard to buy for at this point. Thanks for the ideas!


Kita Bryant November 3, 2018 - 3:30 pm

Wooh! I cannot wait to start getting some stuffers. They are one of my favorite parts of the holidays.

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Hana September 13, 2019 - 2:28 am

These are some cool ideas for stocking stuffers! Let’s see… my favorite has got to be the earbuds — bonus points since they are wireless. More and more phones are getting rid of the headphone jack nowadays, so wireless earphones are the way moving forward.


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