LIFESTYLE

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts for Teenage Boys

Michelle Sullivan

Ask him what he wants, and his answer will likely be cash or a best buy gift card-if he doesn't just shrug in reply. Give him something he might not buy himself but will be glad you did.

Street art doodle book, compiled by artist Dave the Chimp ($20)

Blick Art Materials

"Kids now are more into street art than classical fine art," says Beth Hartzell, manager of blick Art materials. this coloring book features work by more than 75 street artists from around the world.utrechtart.com

Keyscaper Ohio Stadium iPhone case ($22)

The Buckeye Corner

He's always on his phone, so you know this gift will get good use.buckeyecorner.com

Munchkin, Steve Jackson Games ($25)

Heroes and Games

This card game has all the action boys love, without the need for a TV or game console.heroesandgames.com

Print Mafia concert poster art ($40)

The Bluestone

Even if he didn't attend the concert, he'll appreciate the print's artistic value and general coolness.liveatthebluestone.com

Smartwool sweat-wicking shirt, $80

Front Runner

For young runners, "it's a great first layer," says sales associate Bill Weston. "It wicks moisture from the skin, and it doesn't retain odor." frontrunnercolumbus.com

"U.S. Army Survival Manual," Department of the Army ($9)

Barnes & Noble

A comprehensive guide to survival ideal for adventurers. barnesandnoble.com