Get Excited, Bruh! 15 Awesome Tween Boy Gifts Starting Under $10 – All Set to Arrive by Christmas!

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Shop our 2023 gifts for tween boys!

hand holding red chomps beef sticks in stocking

We know…tweens are hard to shop for.

Hey may think he has all the rizz, but he doesn’t have these gifts. Shop our top tween boy gifts to make holiday shopping simple this year.

Be sure to check out our Christmas Shopping Challenge – it has a gift guide for everyone on your list this year! 🎁🤩

Here are our top Gifts for Tween Boys Gift Guide:

Collage graphic of various gift ideas for tween boys

1. A Spotify membership is a must-have for any tween.

Spotify app on phone laying on laptop

Spotify Premium Membership – $28.98 ($30 value) 

*Arrives by Christmas.

Speaking of music, every tween or teen swears that Spotify is a daily must-have. So, if the tween girl you’re shopping for, doesn’t have access to a Spotify membership yet this is the perfect gift idea! You can gift a one-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription to Spotify so they can stream their favorite music whenever they want.

Lucky for you you can score discounted Spotify gift cards at Sam’s Club. Just note that their gift cards cannot be redeemed for Spotify Family or Student plans so if that’s what you need head over to Amazon to shop more Spotify gift card options.

2. Chomps are a yummy snack that also makes a practical gift. 

hand holding a pack of red chomps beef jerky sticks in store aisle

Chomps Original Beef Jerky Sticks – $16.28 ($1.77 per stick)

*Arrives by Christmas or opt for store pick-up.

We love Chomps because they’re made with real, grass-fed beef and they have zero added sugar making them a great snack! Plus, they have no artificial flavoring or colors, no preservatives, and are free of fillers making them something you’ll feel good about gifting. When you buy this 8-pack, you could potentially split them up into multiple gifts and use them as practical stocking stuffers too!

3. Card protectors are great stocking stuffers for boys who love to collect.

Close-up of football card and clear card protector

Ultra Pro Toploader Card Protectors – $5.85 (25¢ each)

*Arrives by Christmas.

From baseball cards, football cards, or Pokémon cards, and everything in between, these clear card protectors are perfect! Each protector is top-loading, so it’s simple to remove and load up any card. This is one tween boy gift idea we know he’ll love and it’s super affordable and great for stockings too.

If you really want to wow your card-loving tween, gift these card protectors with a subscription to Beckett. They’re the most reputable pricing guide to know how much every card they have is worth for every sport and even non-sports cards.

4. Tween boys will love having a mini fridge in their room for all their snacks.

open mini fridge with soda bottles inside

AstroAI Mini Portable Compact Personal Fridge – $53.35 (regularly $56.99)

*Arrives by Christmas.

Any tween will want to stock up this mini fridge with all of his favorite snacks and drinks. They’ve been such a popular item to buy this Christmas so we know your tween will love it and it’s the perfect size for their game room or bedroom!

If you want to scoop up an even more modern-looking mini fridge, check out this super sleek Cooluli Mini Fridge!

5. These protein drinks taste like a vanilla milkshake and trump all of the other ones on the market.

Hand holding bottle of Core Power elite protein shakes on countertop

Core Power Fairlife Protein Shakes, 12-Pack$28.38+ 

*Select flavors arrive by Christmas.

Our Hip team knows firsthand how awesome these vanilla protein shakes are! In fact, teens have said these trump all the other protein shakes on the market. So while they’re a splurge, they’re reportedly worth every penny. If you have an older tween boy who is starting to work out or needs a little extra protein, these are going to be well received.

Consider gifting them with a membership to a local family gym so you can start a healthier lifestyle together in the new year!

6. Nike Tech is the #1 asked-for clothing item from tween boys.

boy in cream colored nike tech fleece

Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece $89.97 (regularly $105)
FREE Expedited Shipping on $75+ by 12/24 for Nike members (FREE to join – order by 12/20)
Final cost $89.97 SHIPPED 

*Arrives by Christmas.

Tween boys don’t just one new clothes they want Nike Tech. This year, my two twin boys specifically asked for Nike tech hoodies or sweatpants with tapered ankles. If you want to buy your tween boy the latest trends, this is what you should be looking for. Plus, you can also search the Nike sale items to grab select colors at a discount.

7. This basketball hoop provides fun indoors. 

close up of basketball going into Mini Indoor Basketball Hoop hanging on indoor door

Mini Indoor Basketball Hoop$20.98 (regularly $21.98)

*Arrives by Christmas.

This indoor basketball hoop provides endless fun, no matter if it’s snowing outside, raining, or they need a good break from video games. It’s a toy they’ll still enjoy playing with even into their teen years. My twin boys happen to have this exact basketball hoop and love it whether they’re playing with it themselves or with friends. Just be warned…it may cause excessive jumping around. 😆

8. Spike ball is a fun gift the whole family will enjoy.

People outside on beach playing spike ball

GOOX Outdoor Beach Ball Game $41.99 (regularly $49.99) 

*Arrives by Christmas.

This game is identical to the popular spike ball game but is nearly $30 less so it’s a great option if you’re in the market for this fun game. Tween is the perfect age to learn this game and it’s easily portable with an included carrying case so you can take it far beyond your backyard.

9. Elevate their space with these fun stickable strip lights. 

red led strip lights along ceiling in room with tv on wall

LED Strip Lights, 50 feet$7.99 (regularly $9.99) 

*Arrives by Christmas.

These lights are simple to install and will make any ordinary space feel so fun! Plus, they come with a remote for endless color combinations. I used about two rolls of these in my boy’s room and they love keeping them on when friends are over or they’re playing video games.

10. Gift him a matte pomade that will last all day.

jar of duke cannon pomade on bathroom countertop

Duke Cannon News Anchor Fiber Pomade$12.99

*Arrives by Christmas or choose store pick-up.

Some hair products may be essential, but they make great stocking stuffers. If you’re tween boy is starting to get into doing their hair, we recommend a matte pomade that will give them an effortless look. This Duke Cannon pomade, in particular, smells good, has a strong hold, and is one of the highest-rated online.

Shop all matte pomade at Target!

11. Calvin Klein is the most requested brand of briefs by tween boys and an essential they actually like getting.

black and gray pair of calvin klein underwear

Calvin Klein Boys 2 Boxer Briefs 2-Pack$10.15+ ($5.08 each)

*Select colors arrive by Christmas.

Moms can’t resist a practical buy so if you know you’ll be gifting some undies, Calvin Klein is the only brand you should be considering if you really want to impress your tween boy. I’ve cheaped out on undies for my boys in the past and I’ve learned you really get what you pay for! My guys love these because they don’t stretch and stay put.

12. He’ll need a pair of his own earbuds to jam out without disturbing the rest of the house.

Baseus Earbuds in the charging case

Baseus Wireless Earbuds$22.99 (regularly $29.99)

*Arrives by Christmas.

These Bluetooth earbuds have all the features you could want and they’re extremely affordable! They offer awesome sound quality, and noise-cancelling features, are waterproof, and have a long battery life with fast charging capabilities. That’s a lot of value for the price!

13. An extra-long charger is another genius stocking stuff for tween boys who have devices. 

hand holding an extra long charger in wall

Lightening Cable Pack – $9.99 

*Arrives by Christmas.

These fast-charging lightning cables can charge devices up to 3X faster than a normal charger and support high-speed data transfers. Plus, they are made of high-quality durable nylon that is built to withstand everyday use from tween boys. They are also wear-resistant, flexible, and tangle-free, and are covered by a 6-month warranty! This set in particular includes one 3′ cable, one 6′ cable, and one 10′ cable so he’ll be covered from the couch to the car.

Hip Tip: Speaking of stocking stuffers, our team shared a list of 19 stocking stuffers under $20. We bought them all and think there’s something for everyone on our list!

14. Every tween boy wants a pair of Crocs even if they already have one.

close up of feet wearing black crocs with socks

CrocsAs low as $30.16

*Select colors arrive by Christmas.

It may seem unbelievable, but Crocs are back in style, and if you’ve paid attention to what tween boys are wearing on their feet, it’s these. 🙌🏼 There’s really no substitute when it comes to Crocs and you can get select colors for just under $32!

Don’t forget to gift some Crocs charms with their new pair of Crocs. There are numerous charms available to show off their unique personality and the best part about them is that they can be interchanged endlessly. You can get anything from NFL sports packs to Prime drinks, and more!

Bookmark our Crocs deals page to get the hottest sales all year round!

15. Tweens crave experiences more than they might realize and it’s a potentially free gift too.

woman and boy standing next to each other

An experience gift – Potentially FREE!

Kids crave quality time more than they realize and the years are fleeting, so be sure to carve out some quality time for your tween boy this holiday season. Some of the very best gifts are experiences money can’t buy and just hanging out with your tween can be meaningful, free, and fun! We’re huge fans of experiences over gifts and when it comes to tweens we strongly encourage one on one time especially if they often share time with siblings.

You could also buy him experience and a ski or paintball trip, dinner at his favorite restaurant, a visit to Top Golf, an NFL football game, and much more! Search your local area on Groupon for fun things to save on!

Shop all of our holiday gift guides to check off your whole list now!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Saraโ€™s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 15

  1. Katie

    The mini fridge is so cute and great in theory, but I have found that that particular type really doesn’t even keep drinks cold, let alone stay cold enough to safely store anything perishable. Just an FYI.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the honest feedback on the cooling of this mini fridge, Katie. ๐Ÿ’•

  2. Heather Simpson

    The Fairlife Vanilla protein shakes are the best, totally agree! However; theyโ€™re $3 at Dollar General ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Sweet! Thanks for the heads up on where to snag them in-store, Heather! Great to hear you enjoy them also! ๐Ÿค—

    • Heather

      Theyโ€™re not available on Amazon either.

  3. Heather Simpson

    I give experiences as main gifts to each of my kids and close family/friends. I watch concert presages throughout the year, or utilize the $20 Live Nation concert deal when it is live earlier in the year, track shows and events, etc.

    Then I use and she makes printable/personalized event tickets for me and I gift them that way! It is a huge hit and always gives us something to look forward to throughout the year.

    Taking my daughter to Olivia Rodrigo, my husband to a Colts game, and my son to NYC. Friends/family to Lainey Wilson, Zach Bryan. So stoked!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! Very cool to hear about all the experiences coming up that you’ve gifted, Heather. ๐Ÿ’• I’m sure the memories and pictures taken during those are the best gift! I enjoy gifting experiences as a main gift too!

  4. CM

    Tokyo box is really cool! My kids got a gift subscription last year and absolutely loved it!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Great to hear this subscription box was a hit with your kids! Thanks so much for commenting, CM! โค๏ธ

  5. Tisha

    Does anyone know where Nike tech fleece for boys above is currently on sale? My order was cancelled at dicks.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry to hear your order at Dick’s was cancelled, Tisha! I did find it on sale here if you’d like to check that option! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

  6. Nancy

    Any recommendations for ear buds that allow my tween to hear me talking to them? Noise cancelling sounds great until it cancels out Mom’s voice!

    • Rebecca Solomon

      My son routinely wears one at homeโ€” improves greatly his hearing me

  7. alex

    Header reads “Under $10”. Would like under ten dollar ideas, please.

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