10 Best Gifts for Seventeen-Year-Old Boys & Girls

Barbara

The great thing about being seventeen years old is that you’re already on top of the teenage food chain (sort of!). The not so great? Responsibilities!

Having more responsibilities is part of growing up, and that’s okay. What you can do to help your kid is give him/her things to help her relax and de-stress. That means gifting her with things he/she’s interested in like the newest fashion, cool games, or even the latest gadgets.

That’s a bit vague, I know! So here’s a list of the things you could get your kid today:

Best Gifts for Seventeen-Year-Old Boys and Girls

# Name Rating
1 Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Leather Passcase Wallet ★★★★
2 Trivial Pursuit: Harry Potter Board Game ★★★★
3 Kala Official Learn to Play Ukelele Starter Set ★★★★
4 Unstable Unicorns Board Game ★★★★
5 Eno DoubleNest Hammock ★★★★
6 Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster ★★★★
7 VicTsing Shower Speaker ★★★★
8 WildBluYonder Large Black Felt Board ★★★★★
9 MT Washi Masking Tape Set ★★★★
10 Thermos Vacuum Insulated Lidded Tumbler ★★★★★

Top Gifts for Boys

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Leather Passcase Wallet

Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Leather Passcase Wallet

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Your kid can probably buy his own wallet from local stores easily. But there is inherently special about his wallet if 1. It has a brand, and 2. It came from you. Why not give him a 100% cow leather wallet from Tommy Hilfiger?

Not only is this a bit more luxurious looking than what he can get in most department stores, it’s also a whole lot more durable. If you want to give your son something stylish yet highly functional, then this wallet is the perfect choice. Since it is made from 100% cowhide, it’s flexible so the leather won’t stretch out. Plus, it’s super soft and classic.

Trivial Pursuit: Harry Potter Board Game

Trivial Pursuit: Harry Potter Board Game

Rating: ★★★★

Review: I love Harry Potter, and so does most of the world. Your son probably loves it as well! Good thing, we have such a huge fandom so getting merch isn’t hard. Case in point, this Trivial Pursuit game.

Being a huge Harry Potter nerd doesn’t mean you only like the books. It also means you can also appreciate the movies. Give your son and his Potterhead friends a challenge with this awesome board game. It has over 1800 new questions related to all 8 Harry Potter films. I’ve seen a few of the questions myself, and I can guarantee that some of them will be hard to answer!

Kala Official Learn to Play Ukelele Starter Kit

Kala Official Learn to Play Ukelele Starter Set

Rating: ★★★★

Review: If your son is late on the music wagon but still wants to learn how to play an instrument, it might be a good idea to start with the ukulele. It’s like a guitar but with less strings, and is easier to master. This Starter Kit will surely help him in his journey!

This set has a high-quality Kala ukulele, free online lessons, a ukulele app tuner, and a quick start booklet. A ukulele is a great way to introduce your son to playing the guitar. So, in essence, you’re kind of getting him a two-in-one gift.

Unstable Unicorns Board Game

Unstable Unicorns Board Game

Rating: ★★★★

Review: If your son and his friends love playing board games together, then he probably likes being updated with the newest and trendiest ones. The Unstable Unicorns game is making a lot of noise right now!

And for good reason. This strategy-based card game might be a serious contender of Monopoly in Friendship-Breaking. That means that the gameplay probably is super exciting. Aside from the cute (and weird) illustrations, Unstable Unicorns mashes together the Unicorn culture prevalent today with some serious gaming action, a.k.a commanding your own unicorn ARMY.

Eno DoubleNest Hammock

Eno DoubleNest Hammock

Rating: ★★★★

Review: So your son is still outdoorsy? Does he like going camping with his friends? Or does he like hanging out in the backyard often? Make relaxing easier for him with this Eno DoubleNest Hammock!

It has a whole lot more space than a single-person hammock so he and his friend can share it. He can even hog all the whole hammock and have extra space to move around in. It’s super easy to set-up and store so he can bring it along his many adventures. Plus, the nylon is quick-drying so it doesn’t matter if it gets soaked or if something spills on it.

Top Gifts for Girls

Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

Gift Republic 100 Movies Bucket List Poster

Rating: ★★★★

Review: At seventeen-years-old, your daughter has probably watched lots of movies. Especially now that they’re easily within reach with Netflix and YouTube. With all the many choices available, your little movie geek might be having a hard time choosing what to watch next.

Get her this awesome bucket list poster. It features lots of movies from different times and different genres. Not only will it lessen the pressure of choosing what to watch next, but she will also get the chance to experience 100 of the must-see movies ever shown. The list includes favorites like The Lion King, Memento, Fight Club, Up, Rosemary’s Baby, and many, many more.

VicTsing Shower Speaker

VicTsing Shower Speaker

Rating: ★★★★

Review: Singing in the shower? Admit it, everyone’s guilty of that. There’s nothing more satisfying than belting your favorite lines in the confines of your bathroom. But why not up it another level with actual music playing in the background?

Give your daughter this awesome Bluetooth-enabled speaker. It’s both excellent for shower and outdoor use. It’s shockproof and dustproof as well. But best of all, it has a level of IPX5 which means it can withstand jets of water hitting it (just don’t let it fall in the tub). It has an incredible 5W speaker that produces super clear sounds and can even play up to 6 hours of songs!

WildBluYonder Large Black Felt Board

WildBluYonder Large Black Felt Board

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: One thing that girls love doing today is composing beautiful pictures for the social media account. That’s why decorating their spaces is important for them. Get her this super trendy black felt board for all her posting needs!

And even if she’s not active on social media, get her one anyway. It’s a super cute and functional type of décor that can match almost any type of room theme. She can put up her favorite quotes, make her daily to-do list, or just put random thoughts on it.

MT Washi Tape Set

MT Washi Masking Tape Set

Rating: ★★★★

Review: In the advent of laptops and smartphones, you might think that traditional stationery items might not be that huge of a deal today. But, fortunately, they still are! Give your girl this cool set of brightly colored washi tapes!

They make for great design for crafts projects. But they can also double as tapes for her homework, journal, and general writing stuff. She can even use it to bookmark certain pages in her books. There are a ton of use for this versatile tapes, and she will surely appreciate it.

Thermos Vacuum Insulated Lidded Tumbler

Thermos Vacuum Insulated Lidded Tumbler

Rating: ★★★★★

Review: Your daughter is probably getting busy now, right? She’s always running errands, going to school, meeting up with her friends, dating, blah blah blah. It can be hard to remember to stay hydrated. Remind her to drink often with this adorable tumbler from Thermos.

This stainless steel tumbler is not only Insta-worthy, but it is also highly functional. It can store both hot and cold beverages. It is made from durable materials that are corrosion-resistant, odor-resistant, and BPA-free. Honestly, I’d get this for myself just for the color.

Conclusion

Take the time to provide your kid with things that can both help him/her relax and use in his/her every day. It doesn’t have to big or pricey.

A simple gift that helps make things either easier or more interesting for him/her can already go a long way. Your gift can probably take off some of the pressure he/she is feeling during this turbulent years.