Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen/Tween Boys

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The day I thought would never come has finally arrived. My boys are growing up, and I find myself with one teenager in the house already, and three more right on the cusp of entering their teenage years. When did this happen? Never mind when it happened, the fact is, it did. They are so much harder to shop for now than they used to be. When they were little, you could throw any old thing in there and they would think it was great. Now, not so much. I find myself tempted to throw $50-$100 electronics in their stocking just because they'll fit. It doesn't have to be that expensive though, there are plenty of stocking stuffer ideas for teen/tween boys that won't break Santa's bank this year. Check the list below for some great ideas!

Movie Tickets

As boys get older I find you need to bribe them a bit to spend time with you. Two tickets to a newly released movie in their stocking can not only make a great stocking stuffer, but it can score you some one-on-one time with the little men in your life. Actually including tickets instead of a gift card makes it more personal, and ensures you'll see a movie you both would enjoy watching.

Socks and Underwear

Okay okay, as much as we all hated getting these two items in our stocking, they are a timeless classic, and for good reason. Not only are the practical, but let's face it, they take up a lot of dead space. Parents have been including socks and underwear in their children's stockings forever and there is no reason to change that tradition now.

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Have you ever stepped into a house with three teen/tween boys? Umm, let me just say that it can get pretty darn funky smelling up in here on a warm Florida day. If you find your young men needing a little help in the smell good department, pick up a three pack of AXE® Products at Sam's Club and share them in the stockings of all the men in your life. Trust me, your nose will say thank-you and so will they!

Hobby Related Items

You know your child best, so this one should be simple. Look for small and inexpensive items that can fit a hobby they love. Are they into the outdoors? Then a pocket knife or headlamp would be a great fit. Is art their thing? Some new brushes or paint would be hit for sure. No matter what your child is into, look for items that fit that theme and throw them in the stocking too.

Candy and Snacks

Have yet to meet a teen/tween boy that could not eat like a horse. Including some of their favorite snacks or candy in the stocking is a perfect stuffer idea. My 11 year old always gets beef jerky in his, as he will do just about anything for the stuff.

Do you have a teen or tween boy to stuff a stocking for? What are some items that you will be including this year?

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23 comments

  1. I always do the sock thing and we usually by Axe for the boys it is their preferred brand of spray and other body products.

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  2. My sons would love hobby items (but they are little :) )

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  3. Great ideas! I love the movie tickets!

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  4. Move tickets is a GREAT idea! Love this! Thanks.

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  5. All great ideas. I can't do Axe though. messes with my head.

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  6. These are all great ideas. I always give out Axe to all the boys in our family.

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  7. I am so glad I saw this! I have four nephews that are teens and tweens, and I always have the hardest time figuring out what to get them!

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  8. Great ideas! Thanks for this list, it's always so hard to come up with ideas for my 17 year old brother.

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  9. Great idea's I have a tween nephew to buy for so this helps!!

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  10. My son is a tween. Thanks for the ideas! Great list!

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  11. What Great ideas! Thanks for the list, now I need to do more shopping.

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  12. Movie Tickets are a great idea. I like putting iTunes GCs in the boys' stockings.

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  13. Movie tickets sounds like a wonderful gift idea, thanks!

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  14. Oh movie tickets are a great idea!

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  15. We're getting my tween nephews movie tickets for gifts this year.

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  16. I'm laughing because I just bought some AXE for my son last night. And beef jerky too!!!

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  17. Thanks for the ideas. The teenagers are so hard to buy for. Like LIz above, my son always gets Axe and beef jerky too. LOL

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  18. I don't have a son, but if I did, I would buy him AXE.

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  19. My daughter is hard enough to buy for, I can't even imagine if she was a boy...lol.

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  20. Movie tickets are a great idea - and then you can make a mother-son "date" out of it. :)

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  21. These are great suggestions! Although my son is still young, my tween daughter is becoming difficult to buy for.

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  22. Movie tickets are such a great idea. And really, you can't go wrong with candy either LOL!

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