Boyfriends can be great—they’re just near-impossible to buy a gift for because pretty much everything they want they go out and buy themselves. They’re also super non-descriptive when it comes to what the heck they need, which is why finding thoughtful gifts for a new boyfriend is usually a dreaded task (not to generalize—some BFs want things and are specific about their wants, and for that we are grateful). If your boyfriend’s cooking savvy, you might try to see if he’s due for a new cast iron skillet (to whip you up gourmet meals, of course) or tempt him with some home office essentials that could make his day-to-day easier. But, chances are, he’ll come up short with any gifting guidance for you whatsoever.
Not to fear—we’re here to help give you the 411 on what your boyfriend really wants this gifting season, whether he’s the sweet and sentimental type or a total techie. Keep scrolling to see our best picks for what to give your boyfriend for any occasion.
Unique gifts for your boyfriend
Inspired by the cult classic starring comedic genius Will Ferrell, this party game challenges you to sabotage other players’ teleprompters, then have them try and read the news without laughing. Not as easy as it sounds!
For the boyfriend who loves a good day on the golf course, buy him Callaway’s newest version of its Chrome Soft golf ball.
If your boyfriend is like every other boyfriend who came before him, chances are he spends way too much time in the bathroom. Get him something to keep him busy while he’s doing his business.
If your guy is a big IPA fan who can’t get enough craft beer, gift him this kit so he can make his own—it doesn’t get more authentic than DIY!
One could argue that there’s no better topping to go on just about anything than a good hot sauce. This is basically a hot sauce coupled with a truffle oil in terms of flavor. Yeah, your boyfriend’s going to be pretty impressed.
Whether or not your boyfriend gets your stamp of approval for being a gamer, these socks are sure to relieve some tension!
Cute gifts for your boyfriend
Cozy up this season and treat your dude’s toes to comfort with these retro fuzzy faux fur slippers.
You want him to look dressy, but know he’ll only follow suit if he’s wearing something comfortable. Enter: Buttercloth’s incredibly breathable, 6-way stretch, shirts with wrinkle-free construction. You’ll never fight about what he’s going to wear again.
This next-generation water bottle is rechargeable, insulated and made of stainless steel. It offers the most advanced technology, psyching to an app to help you track your hydration levels and maintain healthy drinking habits.
If you really can’t decide what to get him, you simply can’t go wrong with a classic T-shirt. He (and his mom) will thank you.
Give your boyfriend something he’ll use early in the morning to remember just how much he loves you (and that he should also make you a cup of coffee).
Romantic gifts for your boyfriend
If you really want your boyfriend to know how you feel about him (and vice versa) this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with this purchase, which is basically Mad Libs for lovers.
If you and your boyfriend are movie fanatics, this is a great way to ensure you’re only seeing the best of the best.
What’s more romantic than a digital photo frame that automatically displays images of you and your boyfriend? With Aura, you can send 100,000+ photos directly from your phone (via their app) to the digital picture frame from anywhere.
For the man with (or without!) the green thumb, gift him this indoor watering garden that makes killing plants virtually impossible.
It’s like a box of chocolates, but better because it’s loaded with beef jerky! Your dude will definitely appreciate this romantic gesture (if he’s into meat).
Save yourself from having to say the same phrase as he walks out the door each day. Now he can take the sentiment with him and, of course, always drive safe.
Personalized gifts for your boyfriend
Is your boyfriend obsessed with his TV shows? Help him store and organize everything in one place with a brand new Chromecast with Google TV. It combines movies, shows, live TV and more from across your apps and subscriptions and organizes them just for you. It even has a remote!
This is the perfect gift for the creative boyfriend who loves jotting down his every thought, idea, and inspiration. You can personalize the cover with a name, title or a special tribute.
Whether your boyfriend’s already super organized or could use a helping hand, this docking station will set him straight. It stores all of his essential belongings in one place—and even has his name on it!
Honor the coordinates of a place in time that means so much to you as a couple with this gorgeous and meaningful gift that comes framed!
Anniversary gifts for your boyfriend
Nothing screams “happy anniversary” quite like a bucket list journal. He’ll love filling out the pages and coming up with fun things for you to do together.
Celebrate your special day with this book of love that you can completely personalize to look like you and your boyfriend. How cute!?
For your tech-loving boyfriend who’s working from home and needs a strong Wifi connection more than ever, gift him Nest Wifi—Google’s mesh system that offers whole-home coverage, super fast internet speeds, and (get this) has a Google Assistant built right into it.
If your boyfriend’s always out to get the newest security feature, you can’t go wrong with gifting him the holy grail of smart locks. This HD video doorbell includes live two-way audio and serves as a single-installation solution sans any hardwiring.
Give your boyfriend a gift that’s meaningful and one that transcends time: a photobook. It’s the perfect anniversary present, whether you choose to select images from your wedding or a memorable trip you took together. The photos are printed on 100% recycled pages.
Gift your boyfriend this wireless earphone set that delivers the soundstage quality of a thousand dollar pair for less than $200. The headphones are wireless, have active noise cancellation, are extremely comfortable, don’t fall out easily and deliver great audio.
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