No matter how long you’ve been dating him, buying a gift for your boyfriend can be difficult. There’s a lot of pressure to give him something meaningful, exciting, and something he’ll actually use on a daily basis, while at the same time not sending him the wrong message about the direction of the relationship.
If you just got together, you don’t want to get him a gift that might scare him off, while if you’ve been with him for a long time, you still want to make sure you get him a gift that tells him that you “get” him. A good gift can make or break a new relationship, while a bad gift might foster some resentment in a longer one.
Lucky for you, that’s where we come in. We’ve rounded up the best gifts for your boyfriend for just about any situation or occasion. If your boyfriend is a book worm, we’ve got you covered. If your boyfriend loves coffee, we’ve got you covered. We also have gifts that will allow you two to spend more time together, while we even have gifts for boyfriends who are afraid of commitment.
No matter what kind of boyfriend you have, we have something on this gift guide that we’re sure he’ll love and cherish because — after all — it’s from you.
Here are the best gifts for your boyfriend:
BioLite CampStove 2
This all-in-one camping stove converts fire into three watts of electricity to charge devices while cooking. The BioLite CampStove 2 features four fan speeds that control the airflow to boil water in its included kettle pot, as well as cook burgers and hot dogs on its grill grate. The high tech fan system also helps the stove’s nearly smokeless fire, which cooks food faster and burns wood cleaner.
Pyle Bluetooth record player
The Pyle Record Player Turntable features a great analog and digital music experience in one well-built package. This compact record player, which folds into a briefcase, is Bluetooth enabled, so you can send any music playing on it to a speaker or headphones. It also doubles as an MP3 recorder so your man can convert vinyl into an MP3 format and take the music with him via a smartphone or laptop.
Magnolia Record Club
Now that your boyfriend has an amazing record player, treat him with the gift of vinyl. The Magnolia Record Club gives music lovers the chance to build out their home library with limited edition and artist curated selections on vinyl every month. Each monthly box comes with an exclusive LP, original artwork, and notes from the curator for a personalized touch.
If you’re looking for a pair of men’s sneakers that are comfortable, stylish, and eco-friendly, then Allbirds are a great choice. These sneakers are made from high quality merino wool from New Zealand sheep or Tencle Lyocel tree fiber from South African trees. In fact, every bit of these sneakers are made with eco-friendly materials, from their shoelaces to their packaging.
Gentleman Jon’s Deluxe Wet Shave Kit
It’s time to throw away aerosol shaving foam and disposable razor blades. Give your man an upgrade with this premium shaving experience. This kit includes everything he needs to experience the best in shaving, such as safety razors, real badger hair brush, canvas and leather dopp kit, a shave stand, an alum block for after shave, a stainless steel shave bowl and shave soap, and five razor blades from Astra.
Chemex Classic Series
Does your boyfriend love coffee? If so, this pour over glass coffeemaker from Chemex makes for a great gift. Designed to make the perfect cup of joe at a molecular level, Chemex guarantees quality during brewing and consistently delivers a great tasting cup of java without any bitterness. This is for anyone who wants to get the most out of their morning routine, or for the guy who can’t start his day without a jolt of caffeine.
Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone
The HS110D FPV RC Drone from Holy Stone makes for the perfect gift for beginners with its easy controls, hands-free hovering, and one-button for takeoffs and landings. All your boyfriend needs to do is sync his smartphone via app to this quadcopter and its remote control, and he’s all set to capture bird’s eye views with its included HD camera with 120-degree wide-angle real-time video.
EcoFlow River Portable Power Station
If your boyfriend owns a hybrid car (or like to live off the grid), then this portable power station from Ecoflow can help him out in a pinch. Just think of this power station as a portable lithium ion generator equipped with a 12-volt car port for emergency situations when gas and charging stations are just too far out of range. The power station even has six USB ports, along with two DC and two AC outlets for on-the-go power.
Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot
The Amazon Fire TV 4K is built for 4K video with a brand new Wi-Fi antenna to optimize heavy streaming with better picture quality. The new generation for Fire TV Stick 4K features the same bells and whistles as the previous version, but now with the capability to stream video in 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, along with Dolby Atmos audio. He’ll get access to his Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and YouTube in glorious 4K, plus a bonus Echo Dot as part of this bundle.
Xbox One S
The Xbox One S makes for a fantastic gift as an all-in-one entertainment center with everything he needs to play video games and watch movies. The Xbox One S also doubles as an amazing 4K streaming device for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu Plus, and more. In addition, the system can play 4K Blu-rays, along with DVDs and CDs (if he still has those).
Ring Wi-Fi video doorbell
If your boyfriend is just too lazy to look outside when someone knocks on his front door (raises hand), then the Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell is for him. This handy device allows him to see and talk to anyone who comes to his front door via HD video on his smartphone and laptop. As long as he can access the Ring app, he can see who’s at the door.
If your boyfriend loves to read but doesn’t have the time, then a subscription to Audible is the best way for him to listen to as many audiobooks as his little heart desires. Starting at $14.95 a month, subscribers get a single credit per period that can be redeemed for an audiobook. Books can be listened to via the Audible app for iOS and Android devices — and will stay in his library forever.
A tabletop air fryer
Black+Decker’s Purify Air Fryer is a fast and easy way to fry foods without the mess of oil. Its large fry basket is big enough to hold up to two liters of food for two people or a small party. The system uses a simple “set it and forget it” method with effortless temperature control and automatic shut off timers. Now the biggest challenge: Deciding what to put in there!
Herschel Supply Co. duffle bag
Your boyfriend needs a bag that’s big enough to get through a few days on the road, yet small enough to fit in an airplane overhead compartment. Enter the Herschel Supply Co. Novel Mid-Volume, which is a stylish, waterproof bag that also drops a subtle hint: A duffle as good looking as this one is just begging for a romantic weekend getaway.
Stanley insulated growler
The Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler is the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life. Since it’s vacuum insulated, it can keep beer ice cold for up to 24 hours. This growler is no joke, with heavy duty handles and steel inner lip. There’s no plastic anywhere, which means nothing will get in between your boyfriend’s lips and his microbrew beer. Bottoms up!
Bose QuietComfort 35 series II wireless headphones are some of the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market, with their effortless “Action” controls and handy Bose Connect mobile app to fine tune audio. The QC35 II features three levels of world-class noise cancellation for a richer audio experience with 20 hours of wireless play.
Fujifilm Instax Mini
Instagram? Who needs it. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera features the style of a real retro camera with a few modern updates. This camera produces instant photos with ease, while it can also create double exposures with two images on one film sheet for creative and fun options. It’s so easy to use that even small children can figure it out, so your boyfriend should be fine.
Does your boyfriend struggle with buying a decent pair of underwear that’s comfortable and stylish? MeUndies is a subscription service that sends subscribers a new pair of underwear for only $16 a month. Just pick the cut and the style and MeUndies will do the rest. (Then throw out all his old tighty whities before he notices.)
A good Bluetooth speaker can make it possible for your boyfriend to bring the party with him wherever he goes. No disrespect to the Black Eyed Peas, but the Beats Pill+ is the gold standard for getting the party started. Its active two-way crossover system widens and deepens audio quality of any music genre and optimizes it for clarity and dynamic range. Just connect the Pill+ to any laptop or smartphone via Bluetooth and he’s all set.
‘The League of Regrettable Superheroes’
While your boyfriend might be familiar with Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man, it’s doubtful he knows Doctor Hormone, Doll Man, and Bee Man. The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History is an awesome book about lesser known superheroes and why they didn’t capture the imagination of comic book readers. This book explores the hidden corners of pop culture that deserve to be remembered.
A subscription to Mubi
Does your boyfriend love art house movies like Breathless, The 400 Blows, and The Seven Samurai? Would it just *kill* him that we called these movies and not films? Then a subscription to Mubi would be a great gift for him for any occasion. Mubi is a streaming service that features Hollywood classics, essential arthouse, cult classics, and foreign films that are hand-picked once a day with a 30-day window to watch them. That means there’s always a new movie to watch every day.