12 Unique Gifts Teenage Guys Will Actually Like

One minute they’ve got smartphones in hand obsessively playing Game of Phones, the next, they want a drone or the newest tech gadget. How can you be expected to find that perfect gift for the teen guys in your life when their interests change at the same pace as the trends? And a lot of the time, they simply keep quiet on their interests, making gift giving even more of a challenge.

Here’s where subscription boxes for teenage boys come in. From DnD game boxes and fan gear, to comic book subscriptions and boxes that deliver all things Japanesey, it’s time to leave the purchasing up to the pros. Sending a curated mix of goodies each month, subscription boxes ensure that he'll get top-quality products and plenty of special surprises.

Skip the new wireless headphones, gaming headset, and uninspired phone charger, and grab a birthday, graduation gift or Christmas present that delivers something unique and fun right to the front door! To narrow your search down, we’ve created a gift guide of subscription boxes that make great gifts for teen boys. Send them a gift that keeps on giving with some of our favorite gift options below!

1. Cryptid Crate

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Price: Starts at $37.99

About the Box: Happy subscribers attest that the team at Cryptid Crate go 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 4-7 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.

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

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2. Japan Crate

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Price: Starts at $22.50

About the Box: Available in 6 unique subscription options, Japan Crate is on a mission to deliver one-of-a-kind gift sets that explore everything from Japanese gachapon capsule toys, snacks and sweets, instant noodle pots and more! Teen boys who have an interest in the colorful and vivid culture from the land of the rising sun will love receiving a box full of hard-to-find Japanese products month after month.

Shipping: Ships worldwide except for select countries from the U.S. on a rolling schedule 3 times each month

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3. Champ-Chest

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Price: Starts at $59.99

About the Box: Looking for a fun gift for a young guy who's a hardcore football fan? Sign him up for Champ-Chest and shower him with a monthly box that's brimming with NFL-licensed products from his favorite team. Each box goes all out delivering a great assortment, including everything from graphic T-shirts, beanies, pint glasses, bedroom decor, flags, throw blankets and plenty of never-before-seen team merch.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. 7-10 days after receipt of order

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4. Baseball Cards of the Month Club

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Price: Starts at $9.00

About the Box: Baseball Cards of the Month makes a cool gift for all types of MLB fans and baseball card collectors. With 25 unique card subscription options, this monthly box offers plenty of choice that's perfect for catering to everyone's interests and budgets. From subscriptions that deliver for his home team or his favorite positions, to a special Star Wars themed card box, each box sends a monthly gift of custom-made cards and card packs, both hobby and retail.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. around the 22nd of every month

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5. The Comic Garage

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Price: Starts at $21.99

About the Box: Add to his ever-expanding comic collection with a subscription to The Comic Garage, a monthly subscription that sends either 10 or 24 premium comic books, all boarded and bagged in water resistant packaging, that are either new or in near-mint vintage condition. Make this one of the best gifts your teen has ever gotten by selecting his favorite comic universe and characters for a mix that's tailored to his personal tastes and preferences.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 2-4 days following receipt of order

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6. Creation Crate

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Price: Starts at $29.99

About the Box: Perfect for any teen boy who has a genuine interest in learning about electronics and computer programming, the Creation Crate is a unique STEM subscription box that focuses on teaching new skills and gaining valuable experience by helping him start at the beginning and track his learning and progress over time. Each box delivers engaging hands-on electronics and coding projects, along with access to an Online Classroom that's filled with step-by-steps, video lessons and bonus challenges.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Canada every Monday and Friday of the week

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7. Pro Wrestling Crate

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Price: Starts at $9.95

About the Box: A great gift for any member of the WWE family, the Pro Wrestling Crate is here to bring a monthly box of products that fans will love. Supporting sizes small to 5XL and available in a number of subscription tiers, he'll get between 1 to 3 exclusive wrestling T-shirts in different colors and designs to add to his collection, plus an 8x10 picture autographed by a WWE legend, collectibles, DVDs, art prints and plenty of WWE fan gear.

Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S.

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8. Dungeon Crate™

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Price: Starts at $35.17

About the Box: 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. A monthly box that aims to kick his DnD tabletop set-up into high gear, each box is curated by experienced gamers and delivers a wide variety of handpicked RPG goodies, including fun downloadable adventures, campaigns and battle maps, coordinating Reapers minis, dice and other game-play props.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. near the 3rd week of each month

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9. Mario's Mystery Block

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Price: Starts at $21.99

About the Box: If the latest game release from Nintendo always seems to make the top of his gift list, Mario's Mystery Block is sure to grab his attention. Great for hardcore Nintendo nerds, each month brings the best of Super Mario, Smash Brothers and Mario Cart. Featuring a fun new theme each month, ranging from the mystery block, to beloved Nintendo characters and favorite consoles, he'll unpack 3-6 items like tabletop card games and board games, novelty gift items, toys, tees, stickers and more.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. to arrive within the 1st 10 days of the month following receipt of order

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10. Sleuth Kings

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Price: Starts at $26.60

About the Box: Give a gift where he can call his best friends over for some DIY armchair investigations with Sleuth Kings. A highly rated fan favorite, each monthly box delivers an interactive mystery that puts him on the force working alongside Sullivan, the lead detective, as he makes his way through the case's evidence file. Each well-crafted mystery provides single-box closure with plenty of puzzles and ciphers to solve on his way to unraveling what really happened.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. by the 4th of each month

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11. BookCase.Club

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Price: Starts at $8.33

About the Box: Instead of a generic Amazon gift card, teenagers who are avid readers will enjoy the monthly surprises sent by BookCase.Club. Perfect for anyone looking for a thoughtful gift in a lower price range, this budget-friendly subscription is a no-frills book club that delivers 2 handpicked books curated to his preferences. Whether he's into the suspense of sci-fi, mystery or thrillers, or contemporary and dystopian YA books, there's a subscription that's sure to suit his interests.

Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. within 7 days from receipt of order

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