Finding a confirmation gift for a boy can be difficult. Teenage guys are notoriously known for never wanting anything or asking for something entirely out of your price range. And chances are, with his head buried in his PS5, finding something to grab his attention will take a bit of extra work.
The good news is that we’re here to help. We’ve lined up eight types of gifts that your confirmand will love and be proud to wear. Since his confirmation is his step into adulthood, we’ve selected accessories and jewelry that walk the line between young and mature without looking like he stole his dad’s watch.
Check out 8 of our favorite confirmation gifts for boys below.
Who doesn’t need a good pair of sunglasses? You’ll love them because they block harmful UVA and UVB light from damaging your eyesight. If you opt to get sunglasses as a gift, we’re sure that he’ll love them because they look good.
Since confirmation is an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, don’t settle for any random pair of shades from the supermarket. Go for ones made with robust and durable acetate or TR90. It is good for teenage boys and all the times he’ll accidentally drop them.
As for lenses, give him extra protection with polarized sunglasses. These cut glare from water, snow, and the road ahead.
And if you’re looking for a pair that his friends won’t have, check out foldable sunglasses. These sunglasses slide easily in his pocket and fold-out when he needs them. And his friends will be pretty jealous on Blue Monday.
Blue Light Computer Glasses
Whether he’s studying all day online or trying to get Peely to run in the right direction, a pair of blue-light blocking glasses will come in handy.
Blue light glasses (or computer glasses) contain specifically designed lenses that reduce the blue light that reaches the eye. This type of light is reported to cause digital eye strain, headaches, and fatigue after prolonged exposure to a screen like the one on his computer, tablet, or smartphone.
These lenses filter out the blue light rays and might help him see clearer and reduce any fatigue. Although taking a break from the screen is the best way to reduce digital eye strain, adding an extra layer of protection won’t hurt.
A boy’s confirmation is his welcome into the ranks of adulthood – or so a wise man once said. This means that your teenager is probably looking (and willing) to dress more mature and masculinely. And there’s no better way to do that than with a man’s watch.
For something different, check out skeleton watches. These have open, see-through dials that let him watch the movement. And he’ll get a kick out of wearing a watch with automatic movement. These use his movements to power the watch. Give it as a reminder that he’s in charge of his time, and what he does with it matters. Or give it because they look fly, and his friends will all want one too.
A watch is a classic gift in honor of his confirmation. Choosing a high-quality watch means he can use it now and keep it for years to come. Opt for top-notch materials like sapphire glass and surgical-grade stainless steel. Both of these keep up with an active teenager’s lifestyle and won’t scratch, rust, or break easily.
His confirmation is a great chance to give him his first real wallet. And by ‘real,’ we mean one made from genuine leather with plenty of room for his ID, driver’s license, and all the cash he’s going to rake in from the aunts and uncles.
Giving him a high-quality leather wallet for confirmation is a way to mark the occasion and be sure that he’ll remember you every time he pulls out cash, and don’t worry, he will start paying for stuff one day.
Since carrying a wallet in the back pocket isn’t as practical or safe as before, shop for a slim design to keep in his front pocket. Or a cardholder with room for all the necessities without the extra space for cash.
Check out RFID protection for an extra layer of security and protection. It may not be something that he’ll think of now, but you’ll rest easy knowing your gift won’t compromise his safety.
A backpack is one of those gifts we can all use – young or old. Chances are your confirmand already has a bag he uses for school, but that doesn’t mean he won’t appreciate a new one.
From water-resistant backpacks to genuine leather ones, they’re still as versatile as his old ones.
But no matter what backpack you get for his confirmation gift, always look for adjustable straps that offer padding for comfort. And find one designed for men. Does he carry a tablet or computer for school? Consider the number of compartments, pockets, and the size of the laptop compartment. And always make sure it has padding. Teenage guys aren’t known for being overly careful, so padding is a must for a backpack.
Necklaces aren’t just for girls. Take a look at your teenager’s favorite celebrity or football star, and you’ll notice that many of them are adorning their necks with everything from a simple chain to a cross pendant.
Speaking of chains, go for a simple curb chain or rope chain in either silver-colored or gold-plated stainless steel. Make sure you choose a chain of high-quality stainless steel to avoid his neck turning green.
If you’re shopping for a simple chain (not one that a 90s rapper would envy), a width of 2-6 mm is a good start. Any necklace with an adjustable length is perfect because he can change it as he gets taller. For something extra, get a pendant necklace. You can commemorate the religious tone of his confirmation with a subtle Latin cross or go the other extreme with a Thor’s Hammer pendant or a gold-plated skull.
Next on the list: a matching ring. Materials like stainless steel are perfect for keeping up with the active lifestyle of teenagers. These rings are rust-resistant and won’t tarnish or turn his finger green, and they’re hypoallergenic and safe for those with nickel or other metal allergies.
If your confirmand is an active footballer, check out silicone rings. These are so lightweight and flexible that he won’t even have to take them off before the game. And he can wear it in the pool or the shower.
Ceramic rings are also ideal for confirmation gifts because they won’t scratch easily and are super lightweight to wear. If you doubt the importance of scratch resistance, check out how well most teenage boys take care of their stuff. Exactly. Scratch-resistance matters.
No matter what ring you choose for his confirmation gift, finding the right size is key.
There’s a bracelet that matches your confirmand’s style and story, from beaded bracelets to leather bands. And if you’re worried that a bracelet is too delicate and will get destroyed by your teenager, then think again.
With materials like flexible leather, hard-wearing stainless steel, and stone beads strung on metal wire, our bracelets are designed to be worn for real life (not just look good on IG).
Speaking of power, a beaded bracelet with natural stone beads makes a great confirmation gift for guys. Whether you believe in the magical healing properties of gemstones or not, giving your confirmand something like Tiger’s Eye stone, with its connection to self-confidence and inner strength, is quite incredible. It takes your gift from just being something that looks good to something that might be good.
Engraved Confirmation Gifts for Boys
Confirmation is a special occasion. It’s a milestone in a young man’s life that deserves to be celebrated and marked. What better way to do that than with a custom engraving on the gift you’ll give?
When you personalize his gift, it changes from just another present on the table to a keepsake that will remind him of the day.
And it’s not just dog tags that can get the personal treatment, either. His initials can be debossed on a leather wallet or engraved on the inside of a new ring. Or have the date of his confirmation engraved on the back of the watch that you’ll get him.
The Bottom Line
There is a lot of great stuff that you can give as a confirmation gift. But the eight (8) listed above assures you of appreciation and gratefulness from the one you’re going to give the gift to. We’re sure about it!
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