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As we finally get ourselves out of all the stress that’s overwise referred to as the holiday season, another holiday looms up ahead, beckoning for us to purchase, yet again, more gifts for our loved ones. Yep, Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away and we’re hoping your boyfriend is at the top of your list for who to shop for. Finding the best gift for anyone can be tough, especially for 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. And, when it comes to your significant other, you might be thinking: what even are the best boyfriend gift ideas?
Not to mention, 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.
We’ve put together a list of boyfriend gift ideas to help you remember what your boyfriend might, or importantly might not, want for Valentine’s Day 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.
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 these the best sweatpants two years running in the 2021 Man, our end-of-year product awards.
3. Oculus Quest 2
To be honest, we have no idea where the world is going in terms of all this “Metaverse” stuff, but it’s safe to say that we’ve become way too intrigued over the course of the past couple of weeks. If your man can’t stop talking about what the Metaverse might hold both now and in the future, pique his curiosity with the Oculus Quest 2. This device will allow him to get in on groundbreaking immersive entertainment he otherwise doesn’t have access to. Maybe it’ll even get him off of that PS5.
4. Anker PowerCore Slim Portable Charger
We admit a portable charger is not the sexiest Valentine’s Day 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.
5. 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 Valentine’s Day 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.
6. 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.
7. Carhartt Cuffed Beanie
This is a simple no-brainer. It’s getting chilly outside and there’s no way that’s slowing down any time soon. Keep your man’s noggin warm in style by snagging him the best-looking cuffed beanie on the planet, brought to you by Carhartt. We don’t know why we’re so obsessed with this beanie. Maybe it’s the warmth. Maybe it’s the rugged logo. Maybe it’s the endless color options. Who really knows? Regardless, this is an option very much worth considering.
8. 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 Player & Multimedia Center
9. Honest Amish Beard Oil
Oh, come on. You love his beard. You can’t even lie. Help him maintain it better than ever with a strengthening, hydrating beard oil like this one from Honest Amish. It uses solely natural and organic ingredients to ensure every inch of that beard is being treated the way it should be and is ideal for use on all skin types.
10. 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.
11. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
This set of top-rated adjustable dumbbells easily became one of our favorite gifts in the past year. Each dumbbell can be adjusted between 5 and 52.5 pounds in 2.5-pound increments. If your boyfriend loves to work out 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.
12. Echo Show 8 (2021 Release)
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. This is the newest version of the device and is packed with HD smart display and a 13 MP camera that uses autoframing.
13. 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.
14. Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy
Yeah, it’s absolutely ridiculous, but it’s also one of the best gifts you can give in the world. The Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy has been an icon to car dealerships and brand-new banks across the country for as long as we can remember, and now he can share his wacky waving body with your boyfriend’s desk. Just turn him on and give your boyfriend a reason to not do his work all day. Like he doesn’t already have one.
15. Casper Hyperlite Sheets
We know — sheets? For a gift? But, yeah, sheets for a gift. And trust us, this isn’t only one of the best gifts you can buy your boyfriend, but for yourself, too. If you find yourself sleeping over more than frequently and hate the feel of your boyfriend’s sheets, snag him the Hyperlite Sheets from Casper. These sheets are cooler than cool by using 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell, a weave that ensures maximum breathability when snoozing. Plus, it’s exceptionally soft to the touch. When we say you’ll never touch softer sheets ever, we truly mean it.
16. Thursday Boot Co. Scout Boots
A great new pair of boots is an excellent gift for your boyfriend this 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 its 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.
17. 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.
18. Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 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 11 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. Plus, it’s hands down the best instant camera you can buy right now.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. 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.
27. 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 season and you’ll be borrowing it all winter long.
28. 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.
29. 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!
30. 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.
31. SAXX Underwear
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. And one of our favorites to gift? SAXX. Let’s keep it real, SAXX Underwear is pricy, but they’re ultra-comfortable. That’s why they make such a solid gift to give for Valentine’s Day. It’s a splurge to show that you want your man to feel comfortable and look hot. It’s a win for everyone.
32. 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. It’s made of soft, plush Turkish cotton and features an oversized fit for spa-worthy comfort.
33. TUSHY Spa 3.0 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 Spa 3.0 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.
34. L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
If you really want to go above and beyond for your boyfriend’s comfort, get him a nice pair of slippers. 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 interior that nobody is allowed to hate, so he can ensure his feet will stay cozy all season long.
35. 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.
36. Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
For any dude who loves one piping hot cup a day, the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker is perfect for him. This tiny coffee maker makes one cup at a time using K-cup pods. The device slides nicely onto his kitchen counter to ensure he isn’t taking up too much space if he doesn’t have a ton. If you find him making a whole pot every morning to simply waste it, this is exactly what he’s been needing.
37. 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.
38. 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 for Valentine’s Day. 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.
39. 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 during the past two years, but finally, in 2022, things are looking up again for the Always Pan. 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.
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. “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.
44. Herschel Novel Duffel Bag
To accompany his new backpack, the traveling boyfriend probably could use a good duffle bag. This one from Herschel is one of the best of the best money can buy in terms of durability, storage and price. It’s got a large zippered opening up top that opens into the main compartment that he can throw all of his overnight clothing in for a weekend away. Did someone say road trip?
45. 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. And, we’ve got a suggestion: gifting this for pre-Valentine’s Day means he’ll be ready for the most loving night of the year this year.
46. 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?
47. 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.
48. 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.