Gift Ideas for Teen Boys and Black Friday Preparations

Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

When my kids were younger, it was easy to pick out their gifts for Christmas. One year, we got them a Wii game system. One game system for the four of them. I remember them whooping and hollering in the living room, anxious to get it up and running. These days, we wouldn’t dare to give them one gift to share. They have all developed into completely different individuals with their own interests and their own gift ideas.

A few weeks ago I did ask them to give me some ideas of things they would like under the tree and I wanted to share them with you. I put their ideas in the graphic below with links below it. They’re not groundbreaking, but they are things that my boys said they would like. And I’d rather give them something I know they’ll use and be happy with. I  hope that these ideas may be able to help you as you think about gifts for your loved ones. For reference, my sons range in age from 14 to 17 years old.

Let me say right up front that this guide is geared toward boys; I have four sons and have been living in their world for the last 18 years. They are what I know. However, you can probably tweak a few of these for your daughters, nieces, friends, etc.

I am planning a few other gift idea roundups in the coming weeks. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, please let me know.

I’ve also rounded up a list of sales from some of my favorite retailers. These are the stores and websites that I go to for my family’s things as well as my own. I’ll try to keep this list updated so that you can check back for the latest.

Although I’ll be shopping these stores, I’m also going to shop at my local small businesses because I know I’ll find unique gifts there. This Saturday, November 25, is Small Business Saturday, so it’s a perfect opportunity for you to check out your local small businesses and show them some love!

Gift Ideas for Teen Boys

Gift Ideas for Older Teen Boys1. Hoodie – Perfect layering piece and easy to put on and take off during school. 2. Cell Phone Charger – A cure for dying cell phones. 3. Duffel Bag – Can’t have enough of these for sports or the gym. 4. Swell Bottle – Easy to carry in a backpack and keeps water cool all day. 5. Shaker Bottle – Makes smoothies or nutrition shakes in seconds. 6. Earbuds – Cause they lose them again and again and again. 7. Drawstring Bag – Carries all the essentials and looks cool. 8. Beanie – Keeps their heads warm. And guys have bad hair days too. 9. Pajama Bottoms – Comfortable for sleeping and for lounging around the house. My boys are good at both.

These are just a few gift ideas. I have two sons who love to read so I’ll be looking for book gifts. They all like to play video games as well so a few of those will be on my list. I hope the list above is helpful in getting you started on your own shopping!

Black Friday Sales Preparations

Here are a few sales going on now in preparation for Black Friday. Again, I’ll try to update these as much as possible. Check back because they seem to be changing daily!

Ann Taylor – 50% off everything. Use Code Thankful. Free shipping on $125 or more.

Banana Republic -50% off regular price. No code needed. Banana Republic has great classic pieces that will last for years. You can see a blazer I purchased years ago in this post.

Charlotte Russe – Everything is $20 or less and ships free. Sale ends Friday. Many of the styles are geared toward the younger generation but I was really surprised at the quality of this Camo utility jacket I bought several months ago. It’s 100% cotton and a medium weight, heavy enough to keep me warm on an early fall evening. You’ll see more of this one on the blog.

Chicos – 40% off entire purchase. Use Code: 29037.

Dress Barn – Buy one get one 50% off in store and online. Online Code is FRIDAY50, in store code is 4898. I find the cutest dresses and casual pieces to mix and match here.

Famous Footwear   – Buy one, get one half off (exclusions apply). Also, free shipping on orders over $75 or more and free returns in store.

Gap – 50% off everything. Code is BLKFRIDAY.

J. Crew – Take 40% off everything. Use Code Thanku.

JC Penney – Black Friday sales are happening online now. Check daily for deals.

Kohls – Take an extra 15% off your purchase with Code SAVEBIG15. Plus you get to earn Kohls cash through November 25. I’m always pleasantly surprised at what I find at Kohls such as this camo bomber jacket from this post.

Loft – 40% off everything in stores and online. Use Code GIFITUP. Receive an additional 25% off for a limited time when you open and use your LOVELOFT Credit Card. This is a great store for work pieces as well as casual clothes.

Macy’s – Take 20% off Black Friday with code HURRY.  Exclusions apply. Valid 11/22 – 11/25. I bought my Thanksgiving maxi dress from this post at Macy’s. I’ve also bought a ton of dishes including my Fiesta set a few years back.

Madewell – Take 25% off everything with code DONTSTRESS. Valid through 11/26.

Nike  –  Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code EPIC25. Valid through 11/28. My whole family loves their shoes and clothes. We buy a lot of our sports gear from Nike.

Nordstrom – Designer clearance items are up to 40% off. Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns. I bought my Sam Edelman heels here.  You can see my nude heels in this post and my black ones here. They are high but surprisingly comfortable.

Old Navy – 50% off entire purchase. No code needed. I find great separates here that can be mixed and match for casual or office wear. This outfit is one of my favorites.

Saks – Get up to 60% off at the Thanksgiving Sale. Valid 11/22 -11/24.

Talbots – 25% off entire purchase including new markdowns. Use code 25all. Talbots has beautiful classic pieces with updated tweaks. Here’s one of my favorite dresses that I bought there this summer.

TJ Maxx – Free shipping on $89 or more. Use Code ship89.

Under Armour – Up to 30% off select styles.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful Wednesday!