30 Incredible Gifts Your Boyfriend Actually Wants
He's going to wonder how you read his mind.
Relationships are chock-full of gift-giving moments, from birthdays and anniversaries to every major holiday in between. But no matter how well you know your beau, buying him a present can often feel like an impossible task. (Seriously, there are only so many times you can give a guy a tie in one calendar year.)
But fear not: Whether your boyfriend is a music buff or a whiskey connoisseur, we have you covered with this list of incredible boyfriend gifts. That means you can stop stressing and go back to, well, coupling.
Original Achilles Leather Sneakers by Common Projects
$410; buy now at mrporter.com
When it comes to buying clothing gifts for your boyfriend, stick to the basic investment pieces you know he’ll wear. For example, you can’t go wrong with these cult-status kicks from Common Projects. The minimalist design means they’ll go with anything and the gold-stamped serial number shows they’re one of a kind. You can also choose from more of the 7 Best White Sneakers For Spring.
Want Les Essentiels Stanfield ECONYL Sport Holdall
$395; buy now at wantapothecary.com
What’s a great trip without a does-it-all weekender? It may sound like a simple gift, but it’s one he likely really needs (which is kind of the point, right?). With this Want Les option crafted entirely from recycled nylon, he’ll look stylish no matter where you’re headed. Take this gift up a notch by stashing two plane tickets in the pocket. And for more options, check out the 11 Weekenders So Stylish You’ll Want to Book a Vacation.
Jabra Elite 65t Alexa Enabled True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case
$170; buy now at jabra.com
If your guy doesn’t already own a sleek pair of wireless headphones, it’s time to give him a helpful push in the right direction. Try this pair from Jabra, which comes Alexa-enabled with an in-case charging feature. (Maybe you need a pair, too?)
Upcycled Record Coasters
$18; buy now at uncommongoods.com
Give the gift of amazing coasters, like these ones from Uncommon Goods. This product is made from reclaimed records, meaning your music-buff BF will be very impressed. Cheers to sustainable home décor!
UKEG 64 in Copper
$169; buy now at growlerwerks.com
Calling all beer snobs: Keep beer fresh, cold, and carbonated for up to two weeks with this easy-on-the-eyes mini-keg, perfect for home or on-the-go.
Marcato Atlas Pasta Machine
$77; buy now at amazon.com
Take date-night to the next level with an at-home pasta-maker. Help your man whip up a fresh batch of tagliatelle or just drink wine while he does all the work. It’s a win-win either way. And before you indulge, make sure you know the 80 Amazing Benefits of Wine.
Macallan 15 Year Triple Cask Single Malt Scotch
$126; buy now at mashandgrape.com
If you’re dating a whiskey-drinker, gifting him with a nice bottle of bourbon, rye, or Scotch may just be the simplest way to his heart. And who’s to say you can’t steal a sip or two in the process?
Teroforma large Whisky Stones
$20; buy now at jcrew.com
If your man already has a nice bottle of whiskey, get him the next best thing: a set of sophisticated whiskey stones to pair it with.
Joy Divison Tee
$14; buy now at hottopic.com
Going to a concert with your guy this year? Swipe a graphic tee he can wear to the show. (Bonus points if it features one of his favorite bands.)
Instant Pot Duo Plus60 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
$100; buy now at williams-sonoma.com
Sometimes, there’s no better way to say “I love you” than through food. Give your man the gift that keeps on giving—an instant pot—for the easiest-ever weeknight dinners.
Magnolia Record Club
$27/month; buy now at magnoliarecord.club
For music-lovers and vintage-record collector alike, a subscription to Magnolia Record Club’s “Record of the Month” program is the surest way to win the gift-giving game this year. You might also try one of the 50 Wow Gifts For Everyone on Your Shopping List.
Caspar Travel Pillow
$35; buy now at target.com
Hear us out: A travel pillow may not seem like the most thoughtful present in the book, but when your boyfriend gets the best nap of his life on the plane to his next business trip thanks to your amazing gift-giving skills, you’ll win girlfriend of the year.
Coleman RoadTrip 225 Portable Stand-Up Propane Grill
$230; buy now at rei.com
Make your man’s next tailgate or camping trip a home run with a portable grill, like this one from REI. It doesn’t hurt that you could benefit from this gift too—in the form of a delicious cheeseburger.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK-BT Fully Automatic Bluetooth Wireless Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable
$149; buy now at amazon.com
Remember that brilliant “Record of the Month” club idea? Well, if you’re going down that road, you’re going to want to confirm your beau actually has a turntable, first. If not, snag him a stylish one with Bluetooth capabilities for the ultimate party starter. It’s functional, it’s nostalgic, and it looks great!
LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle
$95; buy now at bloomingdales.com
There are water bottles, and then there are water bottles. Gift your boyfriend the newest trend in portable hydration with a self-cleaning water bottle. Yep, you read that right: The bottle cleans itself. What’s not to love?
Anon M3 Snow Goggles
$153; buy now at rei.com
These Anon goggles are so great your guy will be thanking you all the way down the mountain. Gift them along with a weekend at the ski lodge so he can try them out ASAP. It’s the perfect time to try out one of the 9 Best Luxury Ski Resorts in America.
Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Speaker
$250; buy now bestbuy.com
If your man’s a music junkie, get him the best in quality and presentation with a Marshall speaker. The brand’s guitar amps are used by famous musicians around the world, so this company knows a thing or two about sound. Spring for the pricey-but-worth-it Stanmore II Voice Speaker for a boyfriend gift that is sure to impress. And for more great Best Buy deals, check out the 20 Best Bargain-Friendly Buys at Best Buy.
Carhartt Legacy Legacy 20″ Gear Bag
$55; buy now at carhartt.com
Take your guy’s gym bag to the next level with the perfect workout carry-all, featuring a handsome exterior and a separate compartment for sneakers. (We repeat: A gym bag that has a separate compartment for smelly sneakers…need we say more?) This gift will help him look refined as he leaves the office to head to the gym.
Hestra Men’s Winston Snap Leather Cashmere-Lined Gloves
$112; buy now at neimanmarcus.com
For those colder months, snag your BF a pair of gloves that can handle even the toughest elements.
Book of the Month Subscription
$150/12 months; buy now at bookofthemonth.com
If your boyfriend’s idea of a perfect Sunday is curling up on the couch with a good book (right next to you, of course), hook him up with a subscription to a Book of the Month club, where he’ll get monthly deliveries of all that’s new and noteworthy.
Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver
$150; buy now at us.braun.com
Sometimes the best boyfriend gift ideas are the ones that are right under your nose—or on your bathroom sink. Spring for a does-it-all electric shaver and give your man the gift of an always-perfect shave.
Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Media Player with JBL Headphones and Enhanced Voice Remote
$80; buy now at bestbuy.com
From thousands of hit movies and TV shows to live sports networks and more, a streaming device like Roku allows your guy to get in on the action at all times. And with recording options, it also means he won’t have to sacrifice date night for the big game (thank you very much).
Heritage Visodate Automatic by Tissot
$350; buy now at us.tissotshop.com
There’s no boyfriend gift more classic than a timeless timepiece. Opt for the Heritage Visodate Automatic by Tissot for a luxury look at an affordable price.
Patagonia Arbor Daypack 20L
$89; buy now at patagonia.com
Perfect for the guy on the go, a sleek daypack is more than just stylish, it’s useful. (And at the end of the day, what’s better than that?) Plus, a backpack is way easier on his shoulders than any other type of bag.
$299; buy now at target.com
If your guy loves video games, get him the Nintendo Switch. This console—which can be played while plugged into the TV, like an Xbox, or handheld on-the-go, like a Game Boy—is the greatest Nintendo console in history. Not only does it offer a seamless transition between handheld and TV modes, it also counts the latest and greatest iterations of Nintendo’s most iconic franchises—including the Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, and (best of all) Super Smash Bros—in its expansive catalogue.
Barneys New York Compact Pinstripe Folding Umbrella
$250; buy now at barneys.com
Keep your guy dry and looking like a true gentleman with this sturdy umbrella in a stylish pinstripe. This one even folds, so it won’t be a burden for him to carry around. Plus, whenever he uses it, he’ll think of you. (Aww.) And for more options, check out the 7 Stylish Umbrellas That Can Handle the Worst Weather.
The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Ribbed Cashmere Cuff Hat
$48; buy now at bloomingdales.com
Help your boyfriend brave those winter temps with a warm beanie. This is one of the best boyfriend gifts because it serves two purposes: It keeps him warm and it keeps him looking adorable. What’s not to love?
Krups 4.2L XL Digital Air Fryer
$200; buy now at crateandbarrel.com
Turn your next date night into an episode of Top Chef with the gift of an easy-to-use air fryer for your boyfriend. This Krups option comes with pre-programmed settings for fries, cutlets, pizza, and more, all with little or no oil.
$30; buy now at mophie.com
Keep him prepped for trips and long days at the office with this portable charger that fits right in his back pocket. Bonus: The Mophie comes with two USB ports, so you can charge your phone at the same time!
Tile Pro Item Tracker
$31; buy now at bestbuy.com
Sometimes, the best gifts are simply the ones that are most useful. And if your boyfriend has ever run frantically around the home yelling, “I can’t find my keys,” it may be time to buy him one of the most useful boyfriend gifts ever: a Tile tracker, which locates lost belongings with the simple press of a button. And if you’re on a last-minute hunt for more boyfriend gifts, check out the 17 Best Last-Minute Gifts That Don’t Involve a Trip to a Pharmacy.
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