Yes, we all know that a car is generally at the top of his wish list but if that is out of your budget then perhaps a few of the following ideas may help you out.
Although it may seem that gift ideas for 17 and 18 year old boys can be difficult to come up with these young fellows really are fun to shop for.
Boys in their later teen years enjoy receiving presents as much as younger boys do which makes gift shopping for teen boys a fun experience overall.
There are a Lot of Amazing Gift Choices for Him
Tools, Sports Equipment, or How to Kits
A 17 year old is just getting to the age where they can own their own ski-doo, motorcycle, all terrain vehicle, and car so they are going to need a lot of things to help maintain these vehicles.
Tools, tool sets, and tool kits, are great gifts for 17 and 18 year old boys. Boys in their late teen years are just beginning to acquire tools that they will take with them into their adult years.
If the boy you are purchasing a gift for already has a vehicle then a gas gift card would be a very much appreciated gift choice.
Most people are touched by a gift that is personalized to their wants or needs. Select a gift with his interests or hobbies in mind. The 17, 18 year old boy isn't really that difficult to shop for when his interests are taken into consideration.
Electronics or a Computer are a Good Choice
The 17 and 18 year old guy is generally very much into new technology and all the gizmos and gadgets that go along with it.
He will usually have a phone, computer, game system, DVD player, high definition television, and more than a few other of these tech based toys but the newest gadgetry is usually pretty high on his want list.
There are also hundreds of items that can be accessorized to his electronic items. If purchasing for a game system that he owns then selecting one of the hottest new games for this tech based toy will be a fun gift for him.
Those individuals who love gaming generally want to master each new game as it comes out so receiving the newest game as it comes on the market can be very exciting.
Another nice present to receive is one of music. For his MP3 player, iPod, or stereo an iTunes music gift card will let him download his favorite music.
Always include the receipt in the package so if he already has the item you are gifting, it will allow him the opportunity to exchange for something that he really does need or want.
Clothes and Accessories are Definitely Okay for Older Boys
Clothes are an acceptable gift for older boys as they are usually just happy that they won't have to purchase it. Be sure to take his personality into account before you buy. If unsure then gift him cash and let him do the shopping.
Seventeen and eighteen year old guys seem to always be in need of new baseball caps and t-shirts. Maybe it is because he is always playing around with something that is going to stain his clothing but these guys always seem to be in need of a new supply of t-shirts.
Teen guys can never seem to have too many baseball caps or tees and the more unique or individualized that they are then the better they seem to like them. Camouflage, hunting, and sports theme clothing are especially popular for a boy who are active or enjoy the outdoors.
For the metro guy think watch, blazer, or other accessories. A gift card is always a great way to gift clothes if you are not sure of the person's size or taste.
Food: Goodies, Sweets, Treats, Nuts, and Meat
Food is generally one of his favorite hobbies so giving him a gift of home baked cookies, brownies, or some such other goody will go straight to his heart.
At this age boys are growing rapidly and they seem to be always eating. He does enjoy a present he can munch on but don't make this his main gift, be sure to add another item in along with the munchies.
A gift basket of munchies would be ideal for him but be sure to add in a few other items or include a gift certificate to a popular restaurant. He loves his food but he will be thrilled to have a gift that is tangible as well.
Books and Magazines are a Great Gift Choice
A magazine subscription geared toward his hobbies or collectibles is a great gift idea for the later aged teen. He is interested in a lot of subjects and still busy learning as he grows and magazines can be a valuable resource.
Gift Cards or Cash are a Definite Yes no Matter How Old he is
A store gift certificate or cash is always a welcome gift for a young person. Most teens are still in school so although the boy you are shopping for may work a part time job this income is generally not earning him enough money to supply all his wants and needs.
A gift card for his favorite coffee shop or restaurant is a gift that he will really appreciate.
Concert tickets, sporting event tickets, and movie passes are other great gift ideas for the 16, 17, or 18 year old guy. Be sure to include an extra ticket though so he is able to take a friend along with him.
You Can Find More Tips and Ideas on Our Facebook Page
I have been creating online articles since early 2007. Writing is my passion, my hobby, my work, and my play.