Gifts for Teen Boys That They’ll Actually Want

Let’s be honest—Shopping for teen boys is always a bit of a mystery. With trends passing through TikTok rapid-fire, it's hard to keep up with the newest technology, much less their specific interests. From the newest tech gadgets to outdoor adventures they can document on social media, Cratejoy has all the best gifts for teen boys you can find only these days.

Subscription service curators run the gamut, appealing to different interests and age groups! Whether it's fandom gear in the form of a clothing subscription, a Japanese-themed care package, a book-of-the-month club, or a comic book subscription, you can gift-easy when you leave the purchasing to the pros.

Whether shopping for a birthday, a graduation gift, or simply a reward for a job well done, the Cratejoy market has great gifts for teen boys.


Cryptid Crate Monthy Subscription Box - Cratejoy Edition

From $43.00 per box
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Happy subscribers attest that the team at Cryptid Crate goes above and beyond, curating delightful collections of all things cryptozoological. A great gift idea for any teen who's into the not-yet-substantiated species of the world, each monthly box delivers 4 to 7 handpicked curiosities, including graphic T-shirts, offbeat decor items, intriguing accessories, and books and films from some of the best independent producers and artisans in the game.

“Amazing! I was so excited to get this box and it did not disappoint! LOVE the t-shirt and one of my new favorite stickers came in this box. Can't wait for next month!!!” – Megan S.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States on or around the 1st of each month.


Japan Crate

From $45.79 per box
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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely noticed that Japanese pop culture is wildly popular with the teen girls and boys today! Kids these days just can't get enough of the video games, manga, anime and colorful snacks that hail from the land of the rising son. With Japan Crate, you can choose from 6 unique subscription options, offering everything from gachapon capsule toys and sweets to instant noodle pots.

“Japanese ramen is one of my fav and so are the rest. I also ordered Japan Crate Premium. The best yet to come. Can't wait for my box.” – Janelle S.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States (except for select countries) within 5 to 10 business days after ordering.


Little Jerk

From $25.75 per box
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Everyone knows teen boys will eat you out of house and home. Send him some grub that he can enjoy all to himself with Box Of Jerks. Curators hand-select artisanally crafted beef jerky that's flavorful and made from only the finest ingredients. No more gas station jerky for him -- with this box, he'll get the chance to sample deluxe craft jerky from across the country!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States on the 20th of every month.


The Hikers Compass New Jersey Nature Guide

From $6.67 per box
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Subscribing to The Hiker's Compass is a great way to get him to put down those screens and head outside! Ideal for those living in and around New Jersey State, each monthly box sets out to expand his knowledge on nature and hiking by sending NJ forest info, maps, plant ID cards and nature-themed accessories, like pins, pouches and trail snacks.

“A very thoughtfully curated and cheerful box at a fantastic price. Filled with information and cute items to inspire you to hit the trail. Perfect for nature lovers, hikers, and families.” – Michelle R.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United. within 5 business days from ordering, and then on the 15th of the month for all additional shipments.


Diesel Crate

From $31.60 per box
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When owning a diesel truck is a lifestyle, deliver a gift that's all about it with Diesel Crate. Right from the first month, he'll get an assortment of everything from apparel and additives to decals and detailing products, all selected by curators who are diesel truck owners themselves. And, remember to use the coupon code at checkout for extra savings!

“I’ve been a big fan of This service for a few months now. I get excited every time I see it at my door. The new ownership has really turned everything around. Excellent service and products!” – Kevin W.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the United States around the 11th of the month each month.


Creation Crate: 12 Electronic Projects Annually

From $104.97 per box
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Perfect for any teen boy who has a genuine interest in learning about electronics and computer programming, the Creation Crate is packed with STEM projects that focus on teaching new skills and gaining valuable experience. He'll start at the beginning and track his learning and progress over time with a monthly box that brings hands-on electronics and coding activities, step-by-steps, video lessons, and bonus challenges.

“I had a lot of fun making my first project and I definitely learned more about electronics than I ever have. The rest of the 12-month project kit looks just as good. Highly recommend!” – Jennifer G.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Dungeon Crate™

From $34.33 per box
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Help him put down that Playstation or Xbox One controller and get into a game that taps into his intellect and creativity with Dungeon Crate. Kick his DnD tabletop set-up into high gear with a box that's curated by gamers, for gamers. He'll unbox a wide variety of handpicked RPG goodies, including fun downloadable adventures, campaigns and battle maps, coordinating Reapers minis, dice and other game-play props.

“Gave a 3mos sub to my 17yo son for his birthday and he LOVES it. He's into D&D, MTG, Yugioh, and Pathfinder. He's asked for another 3mos for Christmas.” – Leslie M.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the United States the 3rd week of each month.


Sleuth Kings Master Detective: Monster Madness

From $29.95 per box
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Give a gift where he can call his best friends over for some DIY armchair investigations with Sleuth Kings. A highly rated fan favorite, box reviews rave about each fun and interactive mystery. Put him to work alongside Sullivan, the lead detective, as he makes his way through the case's evidence file. Each mystery provides single-box closure with plenty of puzzles and ciphers to solve on his way to working out what really happened.

“Kinda funny. Kinda campy. Varied puzzles. LOTS of fun! Highly recommend.” – Donna D.

Shipping: Ships within the United States around the 4th of each month.