40+ Christmas Gifts Your Boyfriend Will Be Happy to Receive, No Matter How Long You’ve Been Together

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It’s officially holiday shopping time, and we’re hoping your boyfriend is at the top of your list for who to shop for. Finding the best Christmas gift for anyone can be tough, especially the people you’re closest to. It’s not uncommon to feel like you know someone so well, but when the pressure is on to give an actual gift, it’s like everything you know flies out the window.

There’s also the added pressure of how long you’ve been dating, how committed you are and what your future together looks like that can complicate the gift-giving task. Not to worry — we’ve got boyfriend gift ideas for every relationship and every stage below.

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We’ve put together a list of boyfriend gift ideas to help you remember what your boyfriend might, or importantly might not, want for Christmas this year. While no man is going to want everything below, we guarantee every man will want something or something inspired by our gift picks for him below. So, quit wasting time, check out some great boyfriend gift ideas below and buy that gift so it arrives on time. (And if you’re the boyfriend reading this, you have our permission to continue reading and treat the hell out of yourself.)

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1. Apple Watch Series 7

If your boyfriend is an Apple loyalist and loves a good smart device, the latest Apple Watch is a great gift pick this year. It’s got an Always-On retina display that’s 20% larger than previous models. The front is made of crack-resistant crystal and it’s got powerful apps that can measure your blood oxygen levels, take an ECG, teach mindfulness and even track your sleep closely.

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Apple Watch Series 7



2. Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant

Is there anybody on Earth who doesn’t appreciate a good pair of sweatpants? Mack Weldon’s Ace Sweatpant is a SPY favorite for the available color varieties, terry cotton, modern cut and the bit of stretch they’ve built in as well. We know we’re giving you a lot of boyfriend gift ideas and we can’t pick just one winner, but we have to say, we guarantee he’ll wear the Ace Sweatpant. We even named it the Best Sweatpants of 2020 as part of the SPY Man Awards last year.

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Mack Weldon Ace Sweatpant



3. Anker PowerCore Slim Portable Charger

We admit a portable charger is not the sexiest Christmas gift in the world, but it is a great tech gift and is something he’ll use every day. If he frequently forgets to charge his phone, or has a phone that runs out of juice mid-work day, he needs this gadget. It’s made for superior durability inside and out, and is built with PowerIQ and VoltageBoost for tailoring a charge up to 12 watts to the specific device it’s connected to. It can provide up to 2.25 charges for an iPhone 12 on each charge, and comes in white and black color options.

Anker portable charger, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

Anker PowerCore Slim Portable Charger

$15.29 $17.99 15% OFF


4. Harry’s Bathtub Essentials Set

If your boyfriend loves a good sesh in the tub, or could use a new body wash in general, this set from Harry’s is from their holiday gift collection and would make a perfect Christmas present this year. It comes in a fun, decorative box with a cleansing body wash, a soy wax blend candle and a natural sea sponge for exfoliating lather. You can choose the scent between Harry’s four delicious aromas Stone, Fig, Redwood and Shiso, and since the pack already comes in a fun box there’s less gift wrapping to do.

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Harry's Bathtub Essentials Set



5. Therabody Theragun Prime

No matter what your boyfriend’s fitness level is, we know he’ll love a Theragun Prime. They’re hands down the best massage guns on the market, and are a perfect gift for a guy who loves working out, but could do without the sore muscles. This percussive massage device has an ergonomic multi-grip and a QX65 motor with QuietForce technology for non-disruptive recovery. It’s got 120 minutes of battery life on every charge and comes with four different head attachments for different types of massage.

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Theragun Prime



6. Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center

Everybody loves music and this old-timey Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center will handle your boyfriend’s music no matter its format. If he collects records, he’ll be good. If he has tapes or CDs, Victrola’s got him covered. And of course, if he has a Spotify or Apple Music subscription, the player has Bluetooth and solid speakers.

Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Plauer and Multimedia Center Courtesy of Amazon

Victrola 8-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player & Multimedia Center

$131.17 $179.99 27% OFF


7. YIMICOO Telescoping Back Scratcher 6-Pack

Six. Whole. Back scratchers. You know what that means. One for your boyfriend, the rest for you. Leave one in the car, the bathroom, your bedroom and at your desk to itch that scratch you can never get. Your boyfriend? He can take his back scratcher with him wherever, because these babies fold. Just don’t ever let him in on the secret that you own 1/6th of his entire gift.

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YIMICOO Telescoping Back Scratcher 6-Pack



8. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

This set of top-rated adjustable dumbbells is also one of our favorite Christmas gifts for 2021, and they’re currently on sale for $150 off their original price. Each dumbbell can be adjusted between 5 and 52.5 pounds in 2.5 pound increments. If your boyfriend loves to workout and has been searching for ways to incorporate strength training into his routine, these are a great gift pick. They make it easy to switch from one exercise to the next, and they’re space efficient so working out at home becomes easier.

Bowflex adjustable dumbbells Courtesy of Amazon

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

$299.00 $549.00 46% OFF


9. Echo Show 8

We were shocked to find out that the Echo Show 8 isn’t nearly as expensive as we would have expected. Gift your boyfriend this Alexa device and you’re gifting him the ability to watch his favorite shows, follow along with cooking videos, watch YouTube videos, play music, see who’s at the front door (if he has a Ring), connect with family, help make the home a smart home and much, much more.

Echo Show 8 Courtesy of Amazon

Echo Show 8

$59.99 $109.99 45% OFF


10. J.A. Henckels International Forged 19-Piece Knife Set

Another great gift for the kitchen if you’ve been dating a while? A knife set. These aren’t cheap, but one from a top brand like Henckels will make at-home date nights and his weeknight meals much easier. This set includes everything he needs in the kitchen from the 3 inch paring knife to a pair of kitchen shears. The sleek knife block has a Cherry finish, and each blade has full tang with a triple riveted handle for security and stability.

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J.A. Henckels Forged 19-Piece Knife Set



11. Thursday Boot Co. Scout Boots

A great new pair of boots is an excellent gift for your boyfriend this holiday season, as the weather gets colder and he needs more stylish, warm footwear to take you on dates in. This boot brand is a SPY favorite for their stylish designs and quality construction. These are made with Cognac WeatherSafe Suede and are stitched for longevity. They’ve got a fully lined supple glove interior and have leather midsoles that form to your feet as well.

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Thursday Boot Co. Scout Boots



12. Cloos x Brady Pacifica Sunglasses

Christopher Cloos, the Danish eyewear brand, is one of our favorite gift picks for men this year. Their Cloos x Brady sunglass line with Tom Brady is excellent, and this Pacifica shape and Ristretto design is stylish, sophisticated and a unique accessory for all types of men. Their retro design is made with biodegradable acetate and stainless steel, and the round shape is supported by spring hinges made to last.

Pacifica ristretto sunglasses, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Christopher Cloos

Cloos x Brady Pacifica Ristretto Sunglasses



13. Fujifilm Instax Mini Mini 9 Instant Camera

In the age of smartphones, everybody is a photographer, but there’s something irreplaceable about printed analog photos. If your boyfriend is always snapping photos, he’ll love the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. It’s got a built-in selfie mirror and a Macro Lens for close ups. The flashing LED performs an automatic exposure measurement and the High Key mode takes bright pictures with a soft look designed for portraits.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera



14. Cartman Orange 39-Piece Tool Set

On the subject of working with hands, every man needs a basic tool kit for home maintenance. The Cartman Orange 39-piece Tool Set has all the essential tools he’ll need for basic repairs and upkeep.

Cartman Orange 39-piece tool set Courtesy of Amazon

Cartman Orange 39-piece Tool Set



15. Daniel Wellington Classic Glasgow Rose Gold Watch

Not everyone is into watches, but if your boyfriend appreciates a good accessory, we think he’ll love this Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Italian Black Leather watch. It’s stylish as hell courtesy of its classic black leather strap and complimentary gold watch face. It’s well-made too, with Japanese quartz movement and water-resistance up to three atmospheres, so it can handle the little splashes of life.

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Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch

$137.40 $229.00 40% OFF


16. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey

Unless he tells you he specifically doesn’t enjoy whiskey, bourbon pretty much always makes a good gift, assuming you get the good stuff. Bulleit Bourbon is the good stuff. He can drink it straight, on the rocks or mix it to make a cocktail.

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Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey

From $31.99


17. One Question a Day Five-Year Journal

Journaling can be soothing, but sometimes it can be hard to get the ball rolling. If your boyfriend is the introspective type, he might appreciate a guided journal like the “One Question a Day Five-Year Journal.” It gives you one question a day and repeats the question at the same time every year. The end result is a time capsule of his thoughts, memories and experiences.

One Question a Day Five Year Journal Courtesy of Amazon

One Question a Day Five-Year Journal

$15.29 $16.99 10% OFF


18. Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Set

For the boyfriend who’s a doer and a drinker, you can’t go wrong with a homebrew kit for beer. The Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Set has everything your boyfriend needs to make 5 gallons of beer or 50 12-ounce bottles worth of beer. We’ve brewed beer before and it’s not easy, but it’s not hard either as long as you have a cool place out of the sunlight to store the beer while it ferments.

Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Set Courtesy of Amazon

Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Set



19. BeaverCraft Wood Carving Kit

There are few things more satisfying to many men than working with their hands by choice. If that sounds like your boyfriend, he might have a lot of fun with the BeaverCraft Wood Carving Kit. It comes with basic wood carving tools and some small blocks of wood so he can start carving as soon he opens the gift. If he likes it, you may have just gifted him a new hobby too.

BeaverCraft Wood Carving Kit Courtesy of Amazon

BeaverCraft Wood Carving Kit



20. Cresimo 24-Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

Speaking of mixing, every aspiring home bartender needs a good shaker bar set. If that’s your boyfriend, the Cresimo 24-Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set will give him the basic tools — a shaker with a strainer, a jigger and a bar spoon — to make all but the most complicated cocktails.

Cresimo 24-ounce cocktail shaker bar set Courtesy of Amazon

Cresimo 24-Ounce Cocktail Shaker Bar Set

$18.95 $29.95 37% OFF


21. Bellroy Hide & Seek Slim Leather Wallet

Your boyfriend might not know it (and hey, maybe he does and complains to you about it all the time), but he hates his thick wallet. For men, a wallet is the closest thing to a handbag we have, so we overfill it with cards we never use. That’s why we think you should get your boyfriend a Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet. The great thing about a minimalist wallet is it forces you to figure out what you actually use and need on a regular basis. And even if he can’t give up his clunky bi-fold, a thin, minimalist wallet makes for a great party or going-out wallet.

bellroy hide & seek wallet, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

Bellroy Hide & Seek Wallet



22. Bonobos The Sherpa Shacket

This isn’t quite a shirt, it also isn’t quite a jacket, it’s a shacket — a.k.a the latest in men’s hybrid fashion. It’s warm like a jacket, but lightweight like a shirt, and has a classic flannel design with sherpa lining on the inside. Gift this to your boyfriend this holiday season and you’ll be borrowing it all winter long.

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Bonobos The Sherpa Shacket



23. Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution

Every man needs a decent folding pocket knife, including your boyfriend. It’s one of those things you don’t think you want or need, but as soon as you have one, you end up using it to open and cut everything. This swiss army knife from Victorinox lives up to its name, with many built in features including a bottle opener, scissors, a screwdriver and other tools in addition to the knife itself. It all folds up into a compact EDC item your boyfriend will love having on hand, and the sleek red design makes it a stylish tool as well.

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Victorinox Swiss Army Evolution



24. Blowfish For Hangovers

There’s nothing worse than a bad hangover, and if he’s celebrating big his hangover is bound to be bad. Help him combat the Sunday Scaries with the first FDA-approved hangover cure ever. Just have him take two tablets in the morning and he will be feeling normal in no time. We can kiss hangovers goodbye in 2022!

Blowfish For Hangovers Courtesy of Amazon

Blowfish For Hangovers



25. Herschel Little America Laptop Backpack

Herschel is a great brand for men’s gifts, as their backpacks and duffels are stylish and functional at the same time. This backpack has a durable design with a striped liner, drawcord closure at the top and leather straps that attach via magnets. It’s got a 17 liter capacity so it can transport anything from books to clothes, laptops and more, and the padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to carry as well.

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Herschel Little America Laptop Backpack



26. Calvin Klein Men’s Boxer Briefs

Basics like socks and underwear aren’t the most exciting gifts in the world, but they are useful and if your boyfriend has been wearing the same underwear for years it’s time for a refresh. These Calvin Klein boxers are full rise, with a length that sits lower on the thigh for full coverage. They’ve got a contoured pouch in the front for support and a functional fly that’s built for everyday use.

Calvin Klein men's boxer briefs, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

Calvin Klein Men's Boxer Briefs


27. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe

Picture every luxurious ad or setting you’ve ever seen. If there are people in it, they’re wearing bathrobes because a nice bathrobe is the epitome of comfort and relaxation. Your boyfriend will love lounging around the house on the weekend or after work in this top-rated Brooklinen bathrobe that’s a bestseller amongst SPY readers. In fact, we included it at the top of our main best Christmas gifts guide for 2021, because it’s just that good. It’s made of soft, plush Turkish cotton and features an oversized fit for spa-worthy comfort.

Brooklinen bath robe, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Brooklinen

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe



28. TUSHY Classic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment

Something he will absolutely never purchase himself? A bidet. Something he absolutely needs to own himself? A bidet. The TUSHY is the newest, best bidet on the market. It’s inexpensive, easy to install and is wildly easy to use. He’ll feel and most importantly be cleaner in no time.

TUSHY Classic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment Courtesy of Amazon

TUSHY Classic Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment

$71.20 $99.00 28% OFF


29. UGG Tasman Slipper

If you really want to go above and beyond for your boyfriend’s comfort, get him a nice pair of slippers. You’ve known damn well, since like, middle school that UGGs really have the comfiest, coziest shoes money can buy. These slippers are durable and able to wear outside, so your boyfriend won’t have to change his footwear when going from the couch to the dumpster when it’s time to take out the trash. They have that classic, fluffy UGG interior you’ve been in love with forever, so now it’s time to get him on the UGG train.

UGG Tasman Slipper Courtesy of Zappos

UGG Tasman Slipper



30. Apple AirPods Pro

Many people have wireless headphones now because of the convenience and easy listening they provide. If your boyfriend doesn’t already own a great pair of wireless headphones or has a pair that isn’t very good, you can upgrade his listening experience with the Apple AirPods Pro, some of the best in the business.

These are built with a Noise Cancellation and the infamous Transparency mode, that mixes in surrounding noise with what you’re listening to. The spatial audio includes dynamic head tracking so your sounds follow you as you move, and the adaptive EQ tunes the music to your individual ears.

AirPods Pro Courtesy of Amazon

Apple AirPods Pro

$197.00 $249.00 21% OFF


31. Bialetti Moka Express and Illy Coffee

The rest of the world finds American coffee strange. That’s because many other countries don’t do drip coffee: They do espresso. If your boyfriend is a regular coffee drinker, then he just might get into making his own espresso at home with the Bialetti Moka Express coffee maker. It’s super easy to use on any stovetop and three cups of espresso are more than enough to wire him up for work or whatever’s on his plate that day. We also recommend buying some coffee grounds meant for espresso. Illy Coffee is a great overall coffee and works perfectly with the Moka.

Bialetti Moka Express coffee maker Courtesy of Amazon

Bialetti Moka Express


Illy Coffee



32. SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset

On the subject of great headphones, if your boyfriend is a serious gamer, he’ll definitely thank you for a high-quality wireless gaming headset like the SteelSeries Arctis 1. These headphones are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time, durable and feature high-performance speakers so he hears every detail of his video game. Who knows, they just might save his in-game life and he will definitely thank you for that.

You can buy them for Xbox or PS4 and PC, depending on your boyfriend’s preferred gaming system.

SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless gaming headset Courtesy of Amazon

SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset



33. Our Moments Couples Conversation Card Game

On the less techy but equally fun side, if you’re looking for connection and deep conversation with your boyfriend, this deck of questions is a great gift this holiday season. It comes with 100 thought-provoking questions designed to spark debate, and help you learn more about each other. If you’ve just started dating and are looking to get to know each other better, pick up a deck of these cards.

Our Moments conversation card deck, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

Our Moments Couples: Conversation Card Game Deck



34. Our Place Always Pan

We almost can’t write a gift guide these days without including the Always Pan, a fan-favorite cooking tool from Our Place. This pan couldn’t stay in stock in 2020, and the popularity has continued into this year as well. It’s designed to replace a fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet and a few other cooking tools as well — so if your boyfriend doesn’t have any of these or has subpar versions, the Always Pan is a great quick fix. It’s made with a non-toxic ceramic coating and is compatible with all cooktops as well.

Our Place Always Pan, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Our Place

Our Place Always Pan



35. The Complete “Calvin and Hobbes”

Your boyfriend doesn’t need to be a fan of comics to enjoy “Calvin and Hobbes”. Bill Watterson’s comic about a mischievous boy and his anthropomorphic tiger is clever, funny and just a timeless comic classic. You get the complete set in this package, so if he enjoys them he’ll never run out of new strips to read.

The complete Calvin and Hobbes set Courtesy of Amazon

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

$74.21 $125.00 41% OFF


36. Iron & Grain Leather Co. Personalized Leather Valet Tray

Does your boyfriend always misplace his keys and wallet? If so, it’s probably because he doesn’t have a good place to put them. That’s what a leather valet tray can solve. Place it near the door and when he comes and goes he’ll know exactly where his essentials are. For the additional “I care” value, you can have Iron & Grain Leather Co. laser etch something personal into the tray. Whatever you choose to have etched, your boyfriend will think of you every time he empties the tray and sees the words you’ve left for him.

Personalized leather valet tray Courtesy of Amazon

Iron & Grain Leather Co. Personalized Leather Valet Tray



37. Baby Yoda Chia Pet

If your man doesn’t love Baby Yoda, he shouldn’t be your man. Snag him the Chia Pet of his lifetime featuring none other than our favorite little green man in the whole universe. Simply sprinkle the seeds, water and watch him become green in just a couple of days.

Baby Yoda Chia Pet Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Baby Yoda Chia Pet



38. “The Rose That Grew From Concrete”

Give your boyfriend a new perspective on one of the best rappers of all time. Not every boyfriend likes poetry, but many men like Tupac Shakur. The rapper’s collected poetry, “The Rose That Grew From Concrete,” is as lyrical as his music and we’d bet this is one book of poetry your boyfriend will actually keep around, even if he doesn’t read it all the time.

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The Rose That Grew From Concrete

$12.69 $16.00 21% OFF


39. Carhartt Trade Series 2-in-1 Packable Duffel

To accompany his new backpack, the traveling boyfriend probably could use a good duffle bag. This one from Carhartt comes folded up in a travel utility pouch, and can be unfolded and packed easily mid-vacation if need be. It’s got a large zippered opening up top that opens into the main compartment. It’s also got an external zippered pocket, and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying.

carhartt packable duffel, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

Carhartt Trade Series 2-in-1 Packable Duffel


40. Meridien Grooming The Maintenance Package

Slyly let him know it’s time for a bit of a haircut. Not on his head, but more in his downstairs region. The Meridien Grooming Maintenance Package will clear up his package and leave him looking fresh and clean. Gifting this for Christmas means he’ll be ready for Valentine’s Day your anniversary and other important, erm, occasions in 2022.

The Maintenance Package Courtesy of Meridien Grooming

Meridien Grooming The Maintenance Package



41. Hbada Gaming Chair

Everyone is spending a lot of time at home these days and we don’t always take care of our bodies. Mainly, we don’t have good, comfortable chairs we can sit in for extended periods of time. If your boyfriend games a lot or just spends a lot of time working from home, the Hbada Gaming Chair will upgrade his quality of life immediately.

The chair is ergonomic with a removable headrest and lumbar support to help keep his back aligned. Also, for when he just needs to get away for a minute, this chair can recline to 155 degrees.

Seriously, does anything say “I care” more than a chair designed to guarantee your boyfriend’s comfort while he’s sitting all day?

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Hbada Gaming Chair

$189.99 $299.99 37% OFF


42. LapGear Home Office Lap Desk

If your boyfriend loves to work from home, on the couch, then a lap desk is in order. This one makes for a great affordable gift and can fit up to 15.6 inch laptops and larger tablets as well. It’s got a cell phone slot for holding up a smart phone and has a trackpad for placing a mouse as well. It’s got ergonomic, dual-bolster cushions below that conform to your lap, keeping your comfortable, and the smooth, flat surface is made for proper laptop ventilation as well.

LapGear home office desk, gifts for boyfriend Courtesy of Amazon

LapGear Home Office Lap Desk



43. Cremo Bergamot & Musk Solid Cologne

Though cologne is not for everyone — and you should know for sure your boyfriend likes it before buying — a great men’s cologne can take a man’s grooming and self-confidence to the next level.

A great solid cologne like Cremo’s Bergamot & Musk Solid Cologne smells great, doesn’t cost much and is easy and discreet to apply.

Cremo Bergamot and Musk Solid Cologne Courtesy of Amazon

Cremo Bergamot & Musk Solid Cologne



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