Christmas 2014: 10 best gifts for teenage boys

Get them talking, rather than grunting, on Christmas morning with Oscar Quine's pick of the presents for teen boys

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1. Wolsey Leather Belt: £70,

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For the young dandy in your life. A hand-plaited belt made in England – finished with an unruly flash of neon orange.

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2. Penguin Pocketbooks: £8,

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All the guidance a searching young mind needs – and adornment for the bookshelf. A selection of classics – from Marcus Aurelius to Virginia Woolf – re-packaged in elegant hardback covers.

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3. Needle Design Posters: £19.99,

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Needle Design rework pop culture classics into stylish posters, from Breaking Bad to Pulp Fiction and American Psycho.

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4. Sennheiser Urbanite Headphones: £149.99,

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Pulling off the feat of impressive bass and clarity on the top notes, Urbanite headphones boast bold, stylish design.

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5. Rapha Cycling Jeans: £150,

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The definitive cycling jean: specially woven quick-drying elastane denim and reflective tabs on the turn-ups are just two features that make for a safe, comfortable ride.

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6. Gourmet 35 Lite BKs: £90,

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Launched in 2005, Gourmet fast took the world of sneaker freaks by storm. The 35 Lite BK is the perfect gateway shoe for the young enthusiast.

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7. Minidrone Rolling Spider: £89.99,

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Smart-phone controlled, this light-weight drone can be flown in and outdoors – while the detachable wheels allow it to climb walls. An in-built camera lets you record all the fun.

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8. 3Doodler 3D Pen: £99.99,


From the Eiffel Tower to a velociraptor, why limit your artistic creations to two dimensions? With the 3Doodler’s fast-drying plastic ‘ink’ you can draw in 3D.

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9. Beats Pill 2.0: £169.95,

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Connect the Pill to any Bluetooth device for on-the-go access to your music library. Don’t let its compact size deceive you: on volume, the Pill packs a punch.

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10. Patagonia Ultra-Lightweight Jacket: £280,

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Weighing in at an incredibly light 263g, this is the ultimate pac-a-mac. With pin-perfect design and a sleek silhouette, it also easily passes the cool test, working just as well for Mr Outdoors as for Mr City.

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