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19 Cheap Gifts for Teenage Guys Under $10

Cheap gifts for teenage guys under $10 (they'll actually use). Check out this list of great ideas your teenage guy will love.

You may be looking for cheap gifts for teenage guys under $10…but you don’t want to look cheap, right?

teen boy opening up gift with teen girl at Christmas tree, text overlay

No worries – I’ve got a great list of ideas for you that are cheap, and your teenage guy will love.

These can also make great Secret Santa gifts for guys under $10!

Please note: all of these products were under $10 at the time of writing this article. Prices may have changed!  

Cheap Gifts for Teenager Guys (Under $10)

How to make your teenager guy excited when opening up his gift this year (without spending a fortune)?

Here are some really cool cheap gifts for teenager guys. And by “cheap”? I mean under $10 and all-around cool!

How awesome.

1. The Manual to Manhood

This book has gotten rave reviews from over 2,000 buyers!

It covers topics like:

  • Dating
  • Changing a tire
  • Money management
  • Shaving
  • Etc.
blue and red cover book

2. Knot Tying Kit

What teenage guy hasn’t fiddled around with tying knots before? Heck, some men in their 20s and 30s still enjoy this pastime!

These waterproof, plastic card set will teach your teenager how to tie 20 different types of knots.

white cards with blue instructions on them, and one blue rope and one red rope

3. Infinity Fidget Cube

I used to love fidgeting with things as a teenager! Here’s a cool fidget gift for teenage guys, under $10.

black puzzle in black box

4. Black Foil Playing Cards

Look at how cool these black foil playing cards look?! My husband would love a deck of these, too.

black cards with black foil on them

5. Wooden Slingshot

Get your teenage guy outback and in your yard with this wooden slingshot.

dark wooden slingshot

6. Wreck this Journal

If your teenager guy likes to mess around with things or even mess things up…then the Wreck this Journal is perfect for them!

lots of colors on the cover

They’ll be asked to do crazy things like poking pencil holes through a page, dripping colored drinks on one of the pages, and write some thoughts and then color over all of them until you can no longer read it.

7. One of Us is Lying

Tons of awesome reviews for this teen mystery book – it’s even recommended as best book for teens by the New York Public Library!

8. Smile and Succeed: For Teens

It’s no surprise that with the rise of technology to communicate with people – FaceTime, Zoom meet-ups, texting, etc. – that communicating face-to-face is becoming a lost art form.

Yet, it’s SO important for when your teen ventures out into the real world!

That’s why I’ve included this book on communicating with others, in person.

9. Playing Card Case

Here’s a hard case that holds up to 400 playing cards, collecting cards, game cards, etc.

blue and white case

10. Manly-Looking Keychains – Personalized Gifts for Teenage Guys

Whether it’s for a set of house keys (I had one around the age of 11), locker keys, or car keys…your teenage son will love one of these manly-looking keychains.

A few choices for you:

11. Bush Craft 101

Is your teenage guy fascinated by survival and the wilderness? This is a highly-rated book on wilderness survival that they’ll gobble up.

tan and brown cover with survival tools on it

12. Would You Rather Game Book for Kids & Teens

Don’t be surprised if Christmas morning, your teenage guy is busy asking people “would you rather” questions from this book.

dark green cover and three eggs with cartoon laughing on it

13. Canvas Outdoor Wallet

Here’s a trifold wallet that’s very durable, and cheap (two great qualities when buying for teenage guys!).

black and gray wallet

14. The Driving Book

Is driving is on the horizon for your teen (or they’re new drivers)?

Here’s a great book with over 1400 awesome reviews all about driving.

Topics include:

  • Driving with others
  • Speeding tickets
  • Expressways
  • And more!
red cover

This also makes a great stocking stuffer for teen drivers.

15. Star Wars Playing Cards

These are sooooo cool! I might just get a set for myself…

classy, black deck of cards styled in Star Wars

16. Aaron's Thinking Putty

Check out this mini-tin of Aaron’s Thinking Putty: Aura (glows in the dark).

light green sparkly putty in a tin

Cheap Tech Gifts for Teenage Guys

Looking for cheap tech gifts for teenage guys – under $20? That’s what you’ll find here.

1. Slick Airpods Case

For the Airpods-owner – this case is classy and useful.

black, slick-looking airpods case

I hope I've shown you that cheap gifts for teenage guys under $10 can be awesome gifts to give AND receive. Not to mention, just because something costs under $10 doesn't mean it's not really useful and fun!

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Amanda L. Grossman is a writer and Certified Financial Education Instructor, a 2017 Plutus Foundation Grant Recipient, and founder of Money Prodigy. Her money work has been featured on Experian, GoBankingRates, PT Money,, Rockstar Finance, the Houston Chronicle, and Colonial Life. Amanda is the founder and CEO of Frugal Confessions, LLC. Read more here.