The 58 Best Gifts for Your Boyfriend, According to PureWow Staffers, Discerning Shoppers and Helpful Men With Strong Opinions

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We know from experience that finding the best gifts for your boyfriend can be challenging. Whether he’s happy in his old clothes, buys what he wants when he wants it or has very specific (or, even worse, general) taste and interests, it can be an all-out adventure trying to figure out what will float his boat. But thanks to our copious research (we consulted our own boyfriends, took word-of-mouth suggestions and combed hundreds upon hundreds of reviews for the best clothing, food, tech and more), we’ve narrowed it down to 58 gifts that are bound to be a hit for any occasion. From a customizable Trade Coffee gift subscription ($108) to a comfy Purple Harmony Pillow ($199) to the house shoes he’ll never want to take off ($50), these goodies will impress even the hardest-to-impress dude in your life. (Now let’s just hope he remembers this generosity when your birthday comes around.)

The Top 10 Best Gifts for Your Boyfriend at a Glance


Best Gift For Fashionable Guys

lululemon ABC Pants

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Best for Dudes Who Need a Shoe Upgrade

Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Sandals

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Best Coffee-Lovers’ Gift

Trade Coffee Gift Subscription

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Best Gift For the Budding Mixologist

Bartesian Cocktail Maker

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Best for Birdwatchers (or Festival-Goers)

Nocs Provisions Binoculars

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How We Chose the Best Gifts for Your Boyfriend

Besides asking our own boyfriends (and friends who are boyfriends to others) for suggestions, we also looked for best-sellers and top-rated items in a variety of categories. We tried to keep a range of prices in mind, since some people can’t blow their entire budget, and paid particular attention to a gift’s usefulness, quality of materials, durability, size and, in some cases, just how meaningful or novel it feels.

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Best Gift For Fashionable Guys

1. lululemon ABC Pants


  • What We Like: versatile and comfy
  • What We Don’t Like: select sizes occasionally sell out
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase

No matter his style, he’ll be smitten with these best-selling lululemon trousers. They have a four-way stretch and look presentable while still being sweatpants-comfy, thanks to the specially designed gusset that gives him extra room for comfortable sitting. Dabee Kaye, the former VP of Brand Partnerships at PureWow, says these are a dependable buy for her man: "My husband is obsessed with lululemon pants, shorts and sweatshirts. He actually has backups just in case. They're super comfortable and don't look sloppy, so he can wear them out."

Best Gift for Travelers

2. Apple AirTag


  • What We Like: easy to set up, reliably provides location
  • What We Don’t Like: not compatible with Android devices
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

AirTags are a must-have for any modern traveler, so if your guy takes a lot of trips, consider one (or more) as an easy and practical gift. All he needs to do is tuck it into his bag (or a sold-separately holder keychain). It’s then powered by Apple's extensive network of devices on the Find My network, so if he should manage to misplace his bag, he can simply open the corresponding app and know exactly where it is. This is also a versatile gift, because he can also use it on his bike or anything else he might be worried about losing. Just note that it only works if it’s within 30 feet of somebody’s iphone–so if he’s planning on taking it to a really remote place, it might not work so well.

Best Educational Gift for Boyfriends

3. Masterclass Annual Membership


  • What We Like: lots of class options
  • What We Don’t Like: subscription required
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase

A MasterClass subscription gives him access to a wide range of online courses taught by some of the world's most accomplished experts and celebrities in cooking, writing, music, film, sports and more. Think: Intentional Eating with Michael Pollan or Film Scoring with Hans Zimmer. Your guy can go at his own pace, watch classes on his computer or mobile device and even interact with the MasterClass community. He might not get a certificate at the end, but it's an ideal gift for someone looking to expand their knowledge or skills.

Best Customized Gift for Boyfriends

4. Crown and Paw Custom Pet Portrait

Crown & Paw

  • What We Like: lots of portrait styles to pick from, personal
  • What We Don’t Like: not hand-painted
  • Return Policy: No returns on custom pet portraits

It’s no secret that Spot is his favorite sentient being, so you might as well embrace it. Send in a photo of his pet, and Crown and Paw will create a digitally manipulated portrait as a renaissance dog, modern mutt, watercolor pup or any other Crown and Paw option. "Bought this as a housewarming gift for a friend and he said that he teared up a little after seeing his dog look so regal,” one buyer says. “Was so happy with my purchase.”

Best for Dudes Who Need a Shoe Upgrade

5. Birkenstock Essentials Arizona Sandals


  • What We Like: can be worn for just about any weather-appropriate occasion
  • What We Don’t Like: can feel slippery when wet
  • Return Policy: 90 days after purchase (unworn)

After he’s done wearing these rubber sandals with bright socks like some sort of stateside Harry Styles, he can use them to get to the pool and back. "Brendan was gifted these Birkenstocks from another dude asking to be his groomsman," says PureWow Managing Editor Catrina Yohay of her guy's new favorite shoes. "And they're kinda great—super lightweight and perfect for the beach, pool and walking the dog. I'm not typically a fan of men in sandals...but these I like!"

Best Coffee-Lovers’ Gift

6. Trade Coffee Gift Subscription

Trade Coffe

  • What We Like: convenient, great way to try different coffee roasts and regions
  • What We Don’t Like: delivery timing might not keep up with coffee consumption
  • Return Policy: customer service will help switch coffee types or change subscriptions

Whether he's a food snob or a guy who just appreciates a solid cup of Joe (or both), he'll appreciate this subscription that’ll make him think of you each morning. You send an email certificate (or print one out), and he goes online to answer a few questions about his taste preferences. Then, he'll be sent a selection of more than 450 fresh-roasted, fair-trade coffees from more than 55 of the top indie roasters in the U.S. We love that you can dial up or down the frequency depending on how often he wants it and that you can mix in offerings like espressos and decafs. Just don't be surprised if he starts dropping descriptors like "fruit-forward" and "smoky" into breakfast chat.

Best Gift For the Budding Mixologist

7. Bartesian Cocktail Maker


  • What We Like: custom drinks made easy
  • What We Don’t Like: pricey
  • Return Policy: 90 days after purchase

If your guy likes to host, experiment with drinks or simply enjoys a daily happy hour cocktail, this automated countertop machine will eliminate extra mixers, equipment, and mess. Fill up the booze reservoirs with his faves, then add one of the included pods—filled with juices, bitters and extracts—press a button, and voila! It couldn't be easier, or more delicious. There’s even a mocktail option if he wants the ritual without the booze. Reviewers maintain it’s saved them tons of time and money (since you no longer have to buy each mixer individually), but they do note that the results aren’t as high-end as something you’d get at a fancy cocktail bar–so if he’s a total snob, this may not be the gift for him.

Best Wardrobe Essential

8. Abercrombie & Fitch Essential Popover Hoodie

Abercrombie & Fitch

  • What We Like: cozy, simple and stress-free gifting
  • What We Don’t Like: maybe *too* basic
  • Return Policy: 30 days after shipment date

For the perfect gift you can steal when he’s not looking, you can’t go wrong with Abercrombie’s Essential Popover Hoodie. We love the muted, neutral colors and buyers love the thick and cozy construction, with one stating, “Coziest Hoodie Ever. Super super soft. Washes and retains softness better than other sweatshirts I have.” It fits true to size, so size up if you want the oversized, baggy look.

Best for Birdwatchers (or Festival-Goers)

9. Nocs Provisions Binoculars

Nocs Provisions

  • What We Like: super lightweight
  • What We Don’t Like: small lenses
  • Return Policy: returns on unused items any time with receipt

These binoculars clock in at under 12 ounces and are less than five inches high, so they look like a toy. But don’t worry, these are legit—they’re nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed, meaning they won’t fog up or let water in and offer up to 10 times magnification. In other words, he’ll be able to see his favorite artists (or birds) up close and personal, without being in the stagefront crush. PureWow Editor Abby Hepworth loves her pair of Nocs for athletic pursuits, too: "Really, the selling point is that they're so lightweight compared to older models, which means I don’t mind taking them on longer, harder hikes."

Best Self-Care Gift

10. Hyperice Core Premium Bundle


  • What We Like: it vibrates to show you how to inhale and exhale
  • What We Don’t Like: holding the device can be distracting
  • Return Policy: 30 days after order delivery date

He’ll find meditation easy with this little wooden ball that connects via Bluetooth to his phone and vibrates in conjunction with two-minute narrated meditation sessions. Essentially, the little Core device vibrates to demonstrate inhalations and exhalations, along with a meditation teacher’s audio coaching. "This is way more biohack than woo-woo," PureWow's Senior Editor Dana Dickey says. "It not only helps him meditate but also gives him a record of his breathing pattern and heart rate after every session." Just note that some reviewers find holding the device distracting (which you have to do to reap the vibration benefits).

Best Sex Toy

11. We-Vibe Pivot


  • What We Like: encourages shared experiences
  • What We Don’t Like: reviewers say proper positioning can be tricky
  • Return Policy: 60 days after purchase

"This is a great toy for newbies and experienced sex toy fans," says one PureWow staffer who uses hers with her boyfriend. "On the regular, we use this together." Between the 100 vibration combinations and the waterproof design, there’s nowhere you can’t go, figuratively and literally, with this soft and stretchy silicone c-ring. It enables two hours of play on one charge and can be used with the We-Connect app for remote play when they're away. Just note that the USB charging and corresponding app can be a bit much for analog couples, so this one is best left to the techy (and kinky!) types.

Best For Aspiring Grill-Masters

12. Weber Original Kettle Premium Grill


  • What We Like: high quality and makes great-tasting food
  • What We Don’t Like: takes a while for the coals to heat
  • Return Policy: 90 days after purchase

This classic charcoal option has a large cooking surface for direct and indirect heat and a one-touch cleaning system for easy mess removal post-feast. "There's something about a charcoal grill that men just love," says PureWow Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint. "My husband loves the portability of this wheely, little guy, and we all love how much smokier our burgers and dogs taste compared to other options." Those used to a gas grill may find the charcoal taste (and how long it takes to heat) off-putting, but personally, we prefer it.

Best for the Handyman

13. Husky Workbench


  • What We Like: has room to grow
  • What We Don’t Like: expensive, requires a lot of space
  • Return Policy: 90 days after purchase

Any boyfriend who is into DIY projects, woodworking or any type of fiddle-with-his-tools endeavors deserves a tidy workbench. This eight-foot, solid-wood-top Husky option is made of powder-coated steel and includes drawers and pegboards to keep tools and projects organized. It also goes with Husky cupboards, so it can grow with his needs over time. It might feel like a big expense up front, but with over 800 five-star reviews and overall claims that it holds up over time, consider it an investment in his hobbies (and your dreams of getting a custom-made dining table some day…)

Best Exercise Gift

14. Echelon Stride 5S Treadmill


  • What We Like: built-in fan, easy-to-use touch screen
  • What We Don’t Like: expensive, takes up space
  • Return Policy: 30 days after delivery in brand-new condition

Is there really a better gift than an investment in your partner’s health and well-being? We’re big fans of having a treadmill for at-home workouts, and the Echelon Stride-5s is a top-tier choice for your BF. "With this machine, I’m far more likely to cut out any traditional excuses I would normally have for not getting a daily workout in," writes Commerce Director Nicole Briese in her review. "In fact, the only deterrent I haven’t been able to conquer with the 5S is my own basic lack of motivation—but even that has been assisted by my post-workout progress reports and on-screen ranking."

That's due in large part to the impact-absorbing running deck (reviewers are particularly enamored with the cushioning, which makes it lower impact than other treadmills on the market) and sturdy steel frame can handle regular high-impact workouts without discomfort to him or any wear on the machine. The massive 24-inch HD touchscreen and handlebar controls make changing speed or incline a breeze, plus, it seamlessly syncs with your internet for live classes, which might be a great add-on gift for the next holiday (hint, hint).

Best Gift for Meat-Lovers

15. Holy Grail Steak Company American Essentials Pack

Holy Grail Steak Co.

  • What We Like: high-quality, great customer service
  • What We Don’t Like: have to time delivery, since it's perishable
  • Return Policy: no returns

If your guy’s a meat lover, get him the gift of steak. More specifically, get him a high-quality sample pack from Holy Grail, a go-to online home to Kobe beef in the U.S. It’s tough to choose just one, but we like the Essentials Pack for variety and volume at a decent price–it gets him two 8-ounce black angus filets, two 16-ounce black angus ribeyes and four 8-ounce burger patties, which come vacuum-sealed and packed in dry ice. This is, of course, a perishable gift, so if timing a delivery to an occasion will be tricky, you can also go with a gift card.

Best Decorative Gift for Boyfriends

16. Big Wall Decor Wall Hanging

Big Wall Decor

  • What We Like: unique eye candy for his space
  • What We Don’t Like: it can be tricky to pick out art for somebody else
  • Return Policy: 30 days after shipping date

Unless you already share living quarters with your guy and have zhuzhed up the place to your liking, a large framed print is a great way to add a tasteful splash of color to his space. Big Wall Decor lets you pick from a variety of worlds from commissioned artists, and choose your size (from 24”x36” up to 72”x108”). It comes in a lightweight metal infinity frame and all the pieces needed to hang it, though reviewers also report that it’s easy to switch out the frame, if you want something more high-end.

Best Gift for Pillow Flippers

17. Purple Harmony Pillow


  • What We Like: breathable and cooling
  • What We Don’t Like: better suited to cool climates, expensive for a pillow
  • Return Policy: 100 days after delivery date

A good night’s sleep is super important, not just for your boyfriend, but for you—if he’s tossing and turning all night, you’re also going to be unrested and grumpy in the morning. The Purple Harmony pillow uses a patterned inner core of ventilated latex that’s hypoallergenic. It’s then wrapped in a moisture-wicking and super breathable mesh material that will keep the sweats away for a comfortable sleep—no more turning the pillow over every few hours. There are sizes and heights for all beds and sleepers (side, back and more), so you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your sweetie.

Best Gift for the Work-From-Home Boyfriend

18. Ember Cappucino Mug


  • What We Like: keeps that coffee hot
  • What We Don’t Like: not a lot of color options
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

"We're a two Ember mug household over here 'cause we both can't stand lukewarm coffee or having to run it over to the microwave every half hour for a heat up (plus we have a theory that it doesn't taste as good post microwave)," says PureWow Managing Editor Catrina Yohay. "Even if we go out to get coffee, my husband pours his large Americano into the Ember mug the second we get home. In his own words, 'normally I chug my coffee to get it down while it's still hot, but I don't have to worry about that with the Ember mug. It extends the coffee drinking experience and makes it more enjoyable.'" This six-ounce smart mug and coaster lets you set the temperature of your drink between 120 and 145 degrees, and the rechargeable battery will keep it at that temperature for up to an hour and a half.

Best Gift for the Adventurous Guy

19. Retrospec Weekender Sup Board Kit


  • What We Like: packs up small but feels substantial
  • What We Don’t Like: buyers say the board runs narrow
  • Return Policy: returns any time

VP of Editorial Candace Davison loves using this easily inflatable paddleboard and lauds its durability: "The board is made out of ArmorStrength PVC, so once inflated, it feels more like a classic paddle board than, say, a pool float." At just 17 pounds, the board fits into a backpack to get it from the car to the waves. Your boyfriend will like it, too, whether he's an experienced user or just wants to try a new water sport.

Best Outdoorsy Gift

20. Solo Stove Bonfire

Solo Stove

  • What We Like: smokeless, looks nice
  • What We Don’t Like: needs to be covered or it gets discolored
  • Return Policy: 30 days after shipping

"We love our solo stove," says PureWow Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint. "It's the absolute best way to get a safe, smokeless fire going in our small yard, and a must-have for winter entertaining and s'mores-roasting. It's also the gift that keeps on giving because you can get your partner all the accoutrements for future holidays." This sleek outdoor wood-burning firepit is portable—it weighs only 20 pounds—and safe and clean to use. Its unique design pulls hot air from the flame down back into the flame, so it’s smoke-free and fast to light. Just note that some users say it can be difficult to clean and keep looking brand-new.

Best Gift for the Commuter

21. Snailax Massage Seat Cushion with Heat


  • What We Like: makes car commuting more comfy
  • What We Don’t Like: massage points aren’t very strong
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

PureWow VP of Editorial Candace Davison also uses this plug-in seat cushion year-round, deeming it one of the top five gifts she's ever been given. Why? "It’s fast-heating and great for soothing sore backs as well as just warming you up. And even though it’s cushiony, it doesn’t add a lot of bulk to your chair." With the addition of gentle massaging vibration points, your boyfriend will hopefully be relaxed after sitting in traffic instead of tired and annoyed.

Best Intimate Gift for Boyfriends

22. UncommonGoods A Sex Journal


  • What We Like: cheap and cheerful
  • What We Don’t Like: feels a bit like homework
  • Return Policy: returns anytime

As UncommonGoods says, "the couple that journals together..." You can finish that sentence, but there's no better way to fuel his passion for writing than by buying him a sex journal. It's meant to help you both get on the same page about the bedroom and is packed with tips, quotes, exercises and writing prompts which will encourage him to explore new sexy heights with you. Reviewers love that it helps them broach sometimes hard-to-talk-about topics. We love that it’s secretly for both of you.

Best Gift for Setting the Mood

23. 18.21 Man Made Absolute Mahogany Spirits

18.21 Man Made

  • What We Like: complex natural profile
  • What We Don’t Like: fragrance can be personal
  • Return Policy: 30 days after invoice date (80 percent of the product remaining)

The company says this scent “summons memories of sipping an earthy cocktail at an ocean-side shindig,” so we’re already sold. This complex mixture of nearly 30 oils lasts for 10-12-hours with just one to two mists directly to skin near pulse points. In case your guy doesn’t like it at first sniff, keep in mind that a few reviewers say the true scent takes some time to develop after applying, so it might take some time to be sure.

Best Gift if You Want Some Quality Time

24. Getaway Cabin Rental


  • What We Like: cabins are adorable and unique
  • What We Don’t Like: location dependent
  • Return Policy: refundable up to 15 days before reservation

Experience is everything—so give your guy an unexpected and delightful night or weekend away with a trip to a tiny cabin just a short drive from many places throughout the United States. (Don’t worry–while remote, all cabins come equipped with bathrooms, small kitchens, fire pits and grill grates.) The time together and getting away from the deadlines and duties back home will forge a renewed connection that will follow you back to your day-to-day life.

Best Gift for the Man About Town

25. Suitshop Classic Black Tuxedo


  • What We Like: great price, stylish cut
  • What We Don’t Like: might need a specific occasion to gift this
  • Return Policy: 30 days after receiving order, unworn, unwashed and tags attached

Why keep renting when he’ll need to have one of these forever…and he just looks so sharp in it?! SuitShop offers a classic tux in slim and modern (a bit fuller-cut) styles, as well as short and regular sizing. And the lined jacket hangs nicely, while the unlined trousers are all-weather comfortable. Reviewers rave that the quality is extremely good for the price point, and that the ability to pick your fit means it feels customized.

Best Sophisticated Gift for Boyfriends

26. Skagen Signatur Minimalist Watch


  • What We Like: timeless look, lots of color options
  • What We Don’t Like: not the highest quality
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Minimalist watches are all the rage, and you can get your guy in on the action with this timeless looking piece from Skagen. We’re partial to the sleek look of all-black, with a round stainless steel 41mm case, scratch-resistant mineral crystal glass face and mesh band. At this price point, it isn’t the highest quality watch you’ll ever encounter, but if your man is looking to upgrade from his banged-up digital watch, it’s a great stepping stone.

Best Useful Gift for Boyfriends

27. Nisolo Athleisure Knit Sneaker


  • What We Like: comfortable and versatile
  • What We Don’t Like: light linen color might stain easily
  • Return Policy: free returns anytime in-store or online to original payment method

Nisolo is known for its sustainable and ethically made footwear, and the streamlined look and quality craftsmanship will make this pair of sneaks a repeat go-to. The mesh knit upper comes in a versatile neutral that will go with everything (though it might be prone to picking up dirt!), and the sporty lightweight sole is breathable and cushioned. Everyone needs an easy-wearing pair of sneakers, and these will easily become a staple in his wardrobe.

Best Subscription Gift for Book-Lovers

28. An Audible Membership


  • What We Like: endless listening options
  • What We Don’t Like: can be tricky to cancel
  • Return Policy: 365 days from purchase on specific audiobooks (not on membership)

Set your boyfriend up with an Audible membership so he can mix in an audiobook—like Malcom Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers or David Sedaris’s The Best of Me—every now and then. You have the option to gift a membership for one month, three months, six months or one year, and if he already has a membership, you can still send him credits to use for more book purchases.

Best Gadget Gift

29. Samsung Galaxy Watch6


  • What We Like: polished look, improved health tracking features
  • What We Don’t Like: some features drain the battery quickly
  • Return Policy: 15 days after order received

The latest Samsung Galaxy watch is a polished improvement on earlier versions. The bezel is slimmer (and rotates), meaning more interactivity with the face—its biggest yet. If he’s into tracking his health stats, some of the new key features include Advanced Sleep Coaching, personalized heart rate zones and advanced wellness insights to help him with his day-to-day goals. One of the best features is also a “superficial” one—the digital clock face displays the time in a fun, retro-looking font that expands out to the edge of the display. Some users say constant app use drains the battery, so if he goes for long periods of time without charging, this may not be for him.

Best Smart Device

30. Amazon Echo Show 5


  • What We Like: multi-functional, enhanced privacy security
  • What We Don’t Like: not compatible with other assistants like Google
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Amazon’s latest Echo Show is a pretty robust smart home device, giving your BF the ability to stream music, shows and podcasts, keep an eye on his home with the camera, display photos, control smart lights and thermostats and so much more. It’s smaller and sleeker than earlier iterations and even has enhanced privacy security, with the ability to turn the mic and camera off with a button, and even a built-in camera shutter for an added layer of protection. Reviewers are particularly enamored with the enhanced sound quality.

Best Music Lovers’ Gift

31. Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones


  • What We Like: superior sound quality
  • What We Don’t Like: expensive
  • Return Policy: 15 days after purchase

If you have a true music fan for a boyfriend, you’ll know that he doesn’t play around with audio quality. Bose Quiet Comforts over-ear headphones are renowned for their exceptional sound, providing an immersive listening experience and blocking out external distractions with their industry-leading noise-cancellation feature. They also happen to live up to the name—they’re super comfortable and can stay on for a long time without making those ears ache. Says one happy customer: “I was blown away by the experience Bose QuietComfort headphones provided. These headphones have set a new standard for comfort and sound quality, making them a must-have for any audio enthusiast or frequent traveler.”

Best Last-Minute Gift for Boyfriends

32. Yeti Rambler Tumbler


  • What We Like: keeps drinks extremely cold
  • What We Don’t Like: color and logo may dull in the dishwasher
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Whether he’s a coffee drinker, beer drinker, water chugger or all of the above, the 20 oz Yeti Rambler Tumbler will keep his drink extremely hot or extremely cold, thanks to its insulated stainless steel design. We also love the magnetic closing apparatus, which ensures it’s really sealed tightly and won’t leak in his bag. One husband of a PureWow staffer we spoke with swears by his: “I use mine every day for long drives, hot workouts and even coffee on the go. There is nothing better for keeping my beverages at the temperature I want them.”

Best Gift for Guys Who Need More Sleep

33. The Nue Co. Magnesium Ease

The Nue Co.

  • What We Like: easy to use
  • What We Don’t Like: some buyers say it irritates skin
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase

He'll appreciate you showing him how a rub of this magnesium oil on his feet can really hasten shut-eye ("I swear by a couple of sprays of this, rubbed in, to signal to my body it's time to unwind," one The Nue Co. reviewer shares). This formula contains muscle-soothing arnica and a hint of relaxing lavender as well as magnesium oil, so it's also a stealth anti-stress weapon and many reviewers swear it’s alleviated both back and neck pain. Just note that there are no actual medical claims here, so if he suffers from chronic insomnia or pain, he should talk with his doctor.

Best Cute Gift for Boyfriends

34. Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera


  • What We Like: retro fun
  • What We Don’t Like: expensive to re-buy the film
  • Return Policy: 90 days after purchase

Capture all your cutest moments (while taking a break from your smartphone camera) together with this retro-style Fujifilm Instax Mini. It works like any other Polaroid-style camera, with instant prints that look adorable. This model even has a timer and selfie mirror, so you get all the benefits of your phone camera but with an instant novelty print. Reviewers report that while it’s super-fun and easy to use, photos can come out a little dark, so he’ll want to be mindful of lighting.

Best Anniversary Gift for Boyfriends

35. Positive Prints Where We Met Map

Positive Prints

  • What We Like: personal, meaningful
  • What We Don’t Like: not to everyone’s taste
  • Return Policy: n/a

A Where We Met Map is a thoughtful and romantic gift idea that captures where you and your BF first met, making it perfect for celebrating the anniversary of that moment. Simply provide the location (address or name), and any special text you want to include. You then get to choose the symbol (say a heart or a graduation cap) that will mark the special spot on the map, making for an adorable keepsake that will become part of your shared story. With lots of design options to choose from, you’re bound to find something to your boyfriend’s taste, even if he’s not the sentimental type. Note that the map does not come framed, so you’ll need to allow extra time if you want to have that done.

Best Earbuds

36. Apple Airpods Pro


  • What We Like: high quality
  • What We Don’t Like: can get lost or drop easily
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

A gift of the latest iteration of Apple Airpods updates his ability to watch and listen to anything, any time on his mobile device without having the TV blaring (hint, hint). We love that the newest version comes with 24 hours of listening time before you need to charge again, and that the spacial audio feature means you can hear the sound coming from all around you. And thanks to three sizes of silicone tips with sweatproof design, he can be comfy even when working out.

Best Sentimental Gift for Boyfriends

37. I Wrote a Book About Us

  • What We Like: personalized, a great keepsake
  • What We Don’t Like: a hair cheesy
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Capture all the little details of your life together in this hardcover book which is totally unique to you as a couple. Simply fill in the details for various prompts (complete with cute illustrations) like "I will never get tired of the way we…" and "I'm pretty sure the stars brought us together so we could…" to create a meaningful and truly sentimental keepsake. While a tad cheesy, we think this book is particularly great for folks who might have a hard time otherwise expressing their feelings. Says one happy customer: “I highly recommend this for anyone who has a loved one that you just want to know how much they mean to you. It's also humbling going back down memory lane.”

Best DIY Gift for Boyfriends

38. DIY Pottery Kit


  • What We Like: great bonding activity
  • What We Don’t Like: doesn’t come with paint, pieces can only be used decoratively
  • Return Policy: n/a

If you’re looking for an experiential gift that yields a physical product in the end, a DIY pottery mug-making kit is a great option. Not only will you get to do this activity together, but you can personalize your keepsakes, too. This cute little kit comes with everything you need to make your own pot or mug–clay, stonewear, modeling tool, pottery needle and ceramic sponge–along with instructions that talk you through the process. Note that you can air dry your pieces if you intend to use them decoratively, but if you want to actually drink out of your mug, you’ll need to use a professional kiln.

Best Movie Lover’s Gift

39. Samsung 2.1 Channel Soundbar


  • What We Like: personal to his interests, useful
  • What We Don’t Like: standalone subwoofer takes up space he might not have
  • Return Policy: 15 days after purchase

All that big-budget, surround-sound audio engineering need not be lost in your home, thanks to this speaker set that really amplifies and optimizes his movie-watching sound quality. It connects wirelessly to just about any device and, thanks to a serious subwoofer, offers much deeper, sharper sound than your TV can handle on its own. Just don’t expect it to be as high-end as an actual movie theater. As one reviewer puts it: “Manage your expectations: this soundbar will be great for replacing the built in speakers included in your TV. However, it’s not a surround system.”

Best Gift For the Afternoon Stroller

40. Caddis D28 Sunglasses

Caddis Eye Appliances

  • What We Like: Hip design, ability to get as readers or transition lenses
  • What We Don’t Like: comes with a sleeve but no hard case for protection
  • Return Policy: within 60 days of purchase

Is he always squinting into the horizon? Give him the gift of shade with Caddis’ line of super-cool, super well-constructed sunnies. We love the chunky, square shape of the D28, which is made from 100% acetate and comes in tons of color combos with either polarized or non-polarized lenses. Users love how sturdy these feel and how they work on a variety of face-shapes (you can choose from a standard or slim option). “I get so many compliments on these sunglasses,” one guy we spoke with raved. “I love that they’re not a brand everybody else is wearing.”

Best Romantic Gift for Boyfriends

41. Custom Song Wall Art


  • What We Like: meaningful, but works as decor without any context
  • What We Don’t Like: can’t choose a specific part of the song to represent
  • Return Policy: not accepted

Want to really show your love? Why not have his favorite song (or an important song for the two of you) turned into a piece of art? Using a snippet of the song of your choice, artist Claudia Moldovan isolates the soundwaves it produces then assembles various pieces (and stains) of wood to recreate that soundwave in a 12”, 24” or 36” width. It’s a subtly romantic gift that can be proudly displayed without making you feel too vulnerable—but will be a great topic of conversation when it comes up. Customers have used it for everything from their first dance song to something from the first concert they saw together, and mention that it’s especially great for the five-year “wood” anniversary.

Best Small Gift for Boyfriends

42. Phone Camera Lens Kit


  • What We Like: great for all levels of photographers
  • What We Don’t Like: not the highest quality
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

If your beau has an interest in visual arts but neither of you are ready to take the leap to bulky camera equipment, this small lens kit for his smartphone is a fun idea. Snap it onto your phone’s existing lens, then take close-ups with the macro lens or look like a ‘90s music video star with the wide-angle fish eye lens. Some newer iPhone models already have a camera that does similar things, so this may be a better option if he’s working with something older.

Best Gift Basket Gift for Boyfriends

43. Harry and David Meat and Cheese Gift Box

Harry and David

  • What We Like: unique and varied selection
  • What We Don’t Like: delivery timing might be tricky
  • Return Policy: replacement or refund

Your boyfriend will very likely appreciate a food gift of any sorts, but why not make it extra special by delivering a charcuterie basket of delicious meats and cheeses right to him? We like the Grand Sausage and Cheese choice, which comes with four gourmet cheeses along with crackers, relishes and slicable meats like hickory-smoked summer sausage. Add a bottle of wine from your stash and you’ve got a cute date night!

Best Funny Gift for Boyfriends

44. Barbie “I Am Kenough” Hoodie

Mattel Creations

  • What We Like: current and fun
  • What We Don’t Like: takes several weeks to ship
  • Return Policy: 30 days after delivery

The Barbie movie took the summer by storm, but we also think it’ll prove an enduring modern classic. That’s thanks in large part to Ryan Gosling’s perfect portrayal of Ken and his feminist journey. And also: his wardrobe. Get your guy in on the joke by gifting him an “I Am Kenough” hoodie from the movie, printed on a polyester, unisex, fuzzy hoodie. We love that the sizing goes all the way up to 3XL, and note that since this isn’t a cotton sweatshirt, it’s not likely to shrink in the wash.

Best Cheap Gift for Boyfriends

45. Yoxinta Charging Station


  • What We Like: useful, inexpensive
  • What We Don’t Like: not made of heavy-duty material
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Time to get all those cords off his nightstand? This Yoxinta charging station is a thrifty gift that is also super useful: it can power up his iPhone, iPods and Apple Watch all at once. While it takes up a fair bit of space on a nightstand or counter (still better than that tangle of cords!), it also happens to fold down nice and sleek so it can be tucked away or taken in a bag or suitcase when traveling. The anti-slip pads mean everything will stay in place where it should, and his phone can even be charged with a case on it. Some reviewers note that it feels very light and a hair flimsy, but for a budget option, we think it gets the job done.

Best Creative Gift for Boyfriends

46. “The Creative Act: A Way of Being” by Rick Rubin

  • What We Like: a universal read for creatives
  • What We Don’t Like: can get a bit redundant
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

The creative man in your life will love reading the musings of modern music mogul Rick Rubin, who was the producer behind acts as wide-ranging as Run DMC, Metallica and The Chicks. This contemplative book offers up Rubin’s concrete advice for aspiring creatives and more philosophical musings about where creativity comes from, and as a #1 New York Times Bestseller, it met rave reviews from both readers and critics when it was released in early 2023. In other words, if you’ve got a dude who’s always thinking about his next artistic endeavor, this is great intellectual fodder.

Best For Casual Gamers

47. Razer Kishi V2 Pro Mobile Gaming Controller


  • What We Like: 1,000+ compatible games, holds phone securely
  • What We Don’t Like: only compatible with Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

The Razer Kishi brings a console-like gaming experience to your BF’s smartphone. It connects directly to his phone via USB-C, reducing lag, and the microswitches, analog triggers, programmable multifunction buttons and haptic vibrations enhance his mobile gaming in a sleek and portable way. In other words, it’s a great gift for a guy who wants to casually play games on his phone, rather than hook up a whole clunky system in his basement.

Best for the Fisherman

48. Dark Horse Tackle Weekend Warrior Box

Dark Horse

  • What We Like: comes with everything you need; good quality
  • What We Don’t Like: subscription will need management
  • Return Policy: until order is shipped; after ship date consult with independent seller

Send a box of flies, lures, worms and other premium fishing essentials right to his door in this curated box that includes goodies that will be useful to newbies as well as seasoned bass catchers. He’ll appreciate that the selections come from small business bait and tackle makers. And best of all, since pros put this together, you don’t have to learn anything about the pursuit yourself to still give a gift he’ll love.

Best Gift for Lazy Days

49. UGG Tasman Slippers


  • What We Like: comfy, trendy
  • What We Don’t Like: go in and out of stock
  • Return Policy: free returns anytime in-store or online to original payment method

Move over, Boston Clogs—TikTok loves these comfy, cozy UGGs, and they’re about to become your BF’s new lazy day fave. The standard high-quality suede UGG upper is shaped over a super lightweight EVA sole that can be worn indoors or out (you know, for stepping out to grab his takeout). Plus that shearling liner means he’s not going to want to take these off. Reviewers note that these puppies run large, so if you’re deciding between two sizes, go with the smaller one.

Best For the Aspiring Rock Climber

50. Two Stones Climbing Hangboard

Two Stones

  • What We Like: doesn’t take up much room, easy to install
  • What We Don’t Like: best installed on a wall with studs
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

If your guy’s into rock climbing, but doesn’t have a gym nearby or the space for installing a climbing wall at home, this wooden hangboard (choose from beechwood or boxwood) is a great–not to mention inexpensive–option. Its various slots simulate different rock shapes and holds, and works to improve dexterity, strengthen fingers, wrists, hands and arms and build core strength and stability. It comes with everything he needs to install right on the wall, but the brand says that if you’re mounting on a wall without studs, you may want to put up a backboard first.

Best Gift for Library Lovers

51. Kobo Clara Reader


  • What We Like: super lightweight and portable, works with libraries
  • What We Don’t Like: page turning can be slow
  • Return Policy: 30 days of receipt of shipment

Although there’s something to be said for going to his local library and picking out a book, giving him a gift that can hold many books—including, crucially, loaned library ones—in a featherweight, size-of-his-palm device is pretty incredible. The Clara 2E has blue light reduction, adjustable brightness, lots of storage space (16gb) and is even waterproof, so he can take it poolside on your next couples’ vacay.

Best For Morning Smoothie Drinkers

52. Beast Blender and Hydration System Set

Beast Health

  • What We Like: quiet, blends smooth
  • What We Don’t Like: the ridges can be hard to clean
  • Return Policy: free returns anytime in-store or online to original payment method

This sleek and stylish blender will make him (and you!) the silkiest smoothies—yes, it’ll even blend up those little kale bits you can never seem to get rid of. It also comes with a water infuser, meaning he can get a little extra nutrition with his hydration. The Beast Blender is quiet, powerful and easy to use (although some reviews say the ridged design can be difficult to clean), meaning you’re gifting a little extra TLC towards his everyday health and nutrition.

Best Birthday Gift for Boyfriends

53. Apple Watch SE 2nd Generation


  • What We Like: great health and fitness tracking
  • What We Don’t Like: short battery life
  • Return Policy: 14 days after purchase

Was his birthday goal to watch his health and fitness metrics like a hawk? Help him on that journey with the newest Apple Watch, which coordinates with Apple Health and whatever other apps he has on his iPhone to track everything from his sleep to his runs to his medications. Users love that it syncs so seamlessly with their other Apple devices, and we love that even if he leaves his phone at home, he won’t have an excuse to not be in touch. An all-weather adventurer? He can feel confident that this waterproof watch and band can keep up with him no matter what sort of cross-training he undertakes.

Best Kitchen Gadget Gift

54. Miyabi Kaizen Santoku Chef’s Knife

Miyabi Kaizen

  • What We Like: stays extremely sharp, comfortable handle
  • What We Don’t Like: might make him hate all his other knives
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase

If he’s constantly mesmerized by TikTok cooking videos, get him one of the swanky Japanese chef’s knives he’s probably seen all over FoodTok. This Santoku knife from Miyabi’s Kaizen collection is a great starting point—super high quality and durable, but at a pretty decent price point (especially if you can nab one on sale). FYI: “Kaizen” is Japanese for “improvement,” and that’s exactly what this FC61-steel-blade, pakkawood-handle beauty will do for his kitchen experience.

Best for Athletes

55. Therabody Theragun Pro


  • What We Like: serious, therapeutic benefits
  • What We Don’t Like: loud, risk of aggravating injury
  • Return Policy: 15 days after purchase

Therabody changed the at-home massage game. If your BF is athletic but doesn’t already own one, and you can swing the price tag, this is a great gift idea since he can use it on sore muscles and to improve mobility. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to get relief where he needs it, and the guided app experience will make sure he’s getting the most of the industry-leading device. Reviewers say it’s easy to use and worth the money, but that it requires daily charging and can be on the loud side.

Best Personalized Gift for Boyfriends

56. Mark & Graham Leather Money Clip Wallet

Mark and Graham

  • What We Like: looks more expensive than it is
  • What We Don’t Like: can’t return it once monogrammed
  • Return Policy: personalized items not eligible for return

If your guy has been carrying around his old velcro wallet for longer than you’ve been with him, he’ll appreciate this stylish, but understated, upgrade. The minimalist wallet has slots for a few cards on one side, and a strong magnetic clip on the other side—all wrapped in the softest, lightly pebbled leather (choose from black, camel and chocolate). Add his initials in subtle and classy foil-debossed letters for an extra special touch.

Most Unique Gift for Boyfriends

57. Tea Forte Frank Lloyd Wright Tea Set

Tea Forte

  • What We Like: beautiful design, covers two interests in one gift (tea and architecture)
  • What We Don’t Like: can’t choose tea flavors
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase (unopened)

In collaboration with the esteemed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s namesake foundation, Tea Forte has a gift set that will please the tea freak and the design nerd. The earth-toned mugs feature designs with simple, clean lines that evoke those of the famed American architect, and the warm, spiced tea blends are the perfect compliment to the glassware. Bonus: a portion of the proceeds go to support the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s education and preservation initiatives.

Best Workout Gear Gift

58. lululemon License To Train Shorts


  • What We Like: lined, abrasion-resistant
  • What We Don’t Like: runs small
  • Return Policy: 30 days after purchase

Show him that you see his inner Ironman by gifting this pair of shorts, made from abrasion-resistant fabric with a seven-inch drop of the leg, sweat-wicking lining, as well as the prestige of the lululemon brand. Just note that some reviewers say the lining is quite thin (a pro if he wants his shorts extra light, not so much if he wants more coverage) and many say that they run small, so if you’re choosing between two sizes, definitely go with the larger one.

How Much to Spend on a Gift for Your Boyfriend

How much you spend on a gift for your boyfriend is really a personal thing—although of course you should never spend more than you can afford. And after all, a gift of any price range will be appreciated (it really is the thought that counts). Still, you might take into account how long you’ve been together—if you're in a long-term, committed relationship, spending anywhere from $100 to $200 is a safe bet. If you’ve only been seeing him for a few months, try to keep it under $50.

Where to Buy Gifts for Your Boyfriend

You can find surefire personalized gifts for your boyfriend at specialty retailers, such as Mark&Graham, kitchen and cooking gems at Sur La Table and, of course, tons of stuff at big-box online retailers like Amazon and Target, to name a few.

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Nicole Villeneuve

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Nicole Villeneuve is a freelance writer based in Toronto and has been writing about all things pop culture, entertainment and lifestyle for more than ten years. She's a...
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