September 2, 2022

Best gifts for boyfriends

By Angela Garretson

Looking for that perfect gift to get your boyfriend this year? Between birthdays and holidays, it can be challenging to come up with something practical, sentimental, and perfectly tailored to your relationship. Whether it's your first year together or your tenth, a well-planned gift can go a long way in showing that special someone just how you feel about him. So, go ahead and get him something he won't expect this year.

Cute gifts for your boyfriend 

For the chef

MT World Personalized Canvas Apron


Available in four colors, this rugged canvas apron with leather accents features your boyfriend's name or initials embroidered across the top. There are spacious pockets and it's machine-washable.


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DIY Gift Kits Hot Sauce Making Kit


This set will help your boyfriend make his own hot sauce from scratch. It includes all the bottles and ingredients he'll need, including four types of peppers.


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House Ur Home Bamboo Charcuterie Set


This expandable bamboo cheese board set is perfect for entertaining. It comes with two ceramic bowls, two plates, serving cutlery, a wine opener, and slate labels so he can label each cheese.  


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Taigin Cocktail Smoker Kit with Torch


Your boyfriend can use this cocktail smoker to infuse wine, whiskey, cheese, or meats with high-end smoky flavors. It comes with cherry, apple, pecan, and oak wood chips. Butane for the torch is sold separately.  


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For the adventurer

WOTOW Bike Repair Tool Kit


This is a compact bike repair set your boyfriend can take anywhere. There's a 16-in-1 steel multitool, three nylon tire pry bars, and an Allen wrench. A bike pump is not included.


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Iron°Flask Sports Water Bottle


This vacuum-sealed, insulated sports bottle keeps drinks cold or hot for up to 24 hours. It comes in six sizes ranging from 12 to 64 ounces and 18 colorful designs.


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KBNI Hydration Backpack


This adjustable hydration pack holds up to two liters of water. It's lightweight with zippered pockets for storage and an extra-wide screw cap so your boyfriend can refill the pack or even add ice cubes with ease. It comes in three colors and is compatible with a wide range of outdoor activities, from camping to skiing.


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Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest Lightweight Camping Hammock


Two people can fit in this lightweight nylon camping hammock that holds up to 400 pounds. It's quick-drying, durable, and comes in over 30 color combinations.


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For the sharp dresser

Dannyshi Classic Initial Cufflinks


These stainless steel cufflinks have a high polish and display your boyfriend's first or last initial. Each cufflink is a little over half an inch in size and the set comes in a classy black gift box.


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BGenius15 Custom Engraved Beard Comb


This personalized wooden beard comb is great for the boyfriend who has long been rocking the beard or the beginner just getting into it. Available in three types of wood, the comb flips open for easy use and is engraved on the handle with your boyfriend's name, initials, or a fun design.


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By Page Personalized Leather Toiletry Bag


Available in three colors, this full grain leather toiletry bag measures 9 by 4.5 inches in size with up to five of your boyfriend's initials embossed on the sides. The interior is lined with water-resistant black nylon.


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Carrera CA33/S Pilot Sunglasses


These stylish designer sunglasses have an acetate frame and the lenses provide your guy with UV protection. They come in three frame and gradient lens color options.


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For the gamer

Zuyurou Pocket Design Gamer Throw Pillow Cover


This set includes an 18-inch throw pillow cover with pockets for storing a game controller and a remote. It comes with a matching pair of "I'm gaming, do not disturb" socks. The throw pillow is not included.


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Rock Dove Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers


Available in six sizes and six colors, these cotton and spandex memory foam slippers contour to your boyfriend's foot. They’re cozy, breathable, and machine-washable.


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Hunt a Killer Death at The Dive Bar Murder Mystery Game


This immersive mystery game provides thrilling fun for any number of players. It takes one to three hours to play and includes activities that highlight old-fashioned detective work, detailed evidence players can hold in their hands, and ciphers for your boyfriend to crack solo or with friends.


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Burrito Princess Custom Pokémon Picture Frame


Available in two sizes, this plastic picture frame is customized with two handmade Pokémon characters of your choice on the sides and three Poké Balls or hearts on the top. Customize it when it arrives by putting a photo of you and your boyfriend inside. 


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For a good laugh

Gelid My Girlfriend Is Hotter Than My Coffee Mug


This fun 11-ounce white ceramic mug says "my girlfriend is hotter than my coffee" across the front. At the bottom, in smaller print, it adds "(yes, she bought me this mug).” It’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe.


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Moncioni Fragrance Lab Best Thing On the Internet Candle


If you met your boyfriend online, there's this four- or nine-ounce hand-poured soy candle that comes in 10 scents, from lavender sage to freshly brewed coffee. The text on the front reads "you are the best thing I've ever found on the internet.”


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Imperial Custom Create Personalized Couple's Dinner Spinner


This round wooden spinner turns dinnertime into game time. It's customized with up to eight of you and your boyfriend's favorite foods or restaurants for when one of you "can't decide" and the other "doesn't care" what you have for dinner.


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Other top cute gift deals 

  • An Audible subscription for the avid reader
  • A Hulu gift subscription so you can binge-watch together
  • A custom anime portrait of the two of you

Holiday gifts for your boyfriend 

Best holiday gifts for the home

Gravity Weighted Blanket


For ultimate relaxation, give the gift of a high-quality weighted blanket. This fan favorite features machine-washable premium fabric, gridded stitching for even weight distribution, and fine-grade glass beads for a fluid experience.


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Degrees of Comfort Cooling Weighted Blanket


A luxury weighted blanket doesn’t have to come with a luxury price tag. This model uses ceramic beads to distribute the weight and comes with fleece and cooling covers, so it’s comfortable year-round.


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Amerous 15-Inch Magnetic Wooden Chess Set


For the intellectual gamer, this handmade wooden chess set is foldable and portable, so he can take it anywhere. The chess pieces are magnetic, keeping them on the board no matter where he plays.


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iRobot Roomba s9+ Robot Vacuum


If you want to help him clean up around the house, this high-end robot vacuum cleaner can handle up to 1,500 square feet and empty its own dustbin. The navigation system and suction power are impressive, and it operates quietly, so he won’t be bothered.


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Eufy by Anker BoostIQ RoboVac Robot Vacuum


This feature-packed robot vacuum offers the best value for money with long-lasting battery life and strong suction power. The smart function connects to an app so he can control it remotely or through voice commands.


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LeanTravel Tie Case Organizer


Make sure he’s ready for his next trip with this travel tie case organizer. It features wrinkle-free elastic straps to secure ties, an inside bag to store cufflinks, bow ties, tie bars, and collar stays, and a zipper closure.


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Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Trio


If he’s a gadget guy, this wireless charger is a handy way to help him keep all his devices charged and ready to use. It features six coils for easier alignment and LED status lights to monitor each device’s charge status.


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Razer Turret Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard


If he plays games on both PC and Xbox, this wireless gaming keyboard is perfect for both. The built-in magnetic mousepad, ergonomic design, wrist rest, and mechanical keys are just what he needs to get the most out of his gaming experience.


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Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker


For an audiophile, this Bluetooth speaker is an homage to Marshall’s timeless aesthetic. The speaker is lightweight and compact yet delivers impressive sound. An app makes it easy to control remotely.


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Best holiday gifts for the kitchen


NutriBullet Personal Blender


A personal blender is an excellent choice for health nuts, drink fanatics, or athletic guys who can appreciate the power of this small appliance. From smoothies to sauces, this blender can turn anything into liquid with a 600-watt motor and nutrient-extraction blades.


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Yeti Rambler 20-Ounce Travel Mug


Whether he’s commuting to work, enjoying the great outdoors, or on a road trip with you, he’ll appreciate this versatile travel mug. It features a welded handle for stability, is made of dent- and scratch-resistant stainless steel, and has a secure lid to prevent spills.


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Heritage Black Ceramic Pizza Stone


Upgrade pizza night with this best-selling pizza stone. The nonstick surface heats up quickly and fits most standard ovens and grills. It even comes with a matching pizza cutter.


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De’Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine

For someone who loves strong coffee that’s easy to brew, this cold brew coffee maker is a splurge he’ll enjoy every time he makes a fresh cup. The fully automatic machine makes his favorite espresso drinks and cold brew at the push of a button.


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Best personal holiday gifts

Remington MB4700 Smart Beard Trimmer


This beard trimmer can improve his daily grooming routine. It offers easy-to-use functions like simple guard adjustments, automatic speed changes based on his beard, and a digital display. 


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Vetelli Toiletry Bag


This synthetic leather toiletry bag lends a classic style to a durable and functional travel necessity. Waterproof lining, inner mesh bags, and a dome design help him pack everything he needs for a trip. It also comes with two TSA-approved travel bottles.


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Under Armour Men’s Sportstyle Tricot Joggers


If your boyfriend is someone who prefers to order in rather than going out, these joggers are great for lounging around the house. The polyester knit fabric is sweat-wicking and quick-drying with ribbed ankle cuffs, a drawstring waist, and zipper side pockets.


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Levi’s Men’s Faux Leather Sherpa Aviator Bomber Jacket


For the boyfriend who loves a classic look, this leather jacket will be his new go-to. The bomber aviator style is a timeless design, featuring a sherpa-lined body and stand collar, water-resistant leather, rib cuffs, and seven pockets.


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Apple Watch Series 7


A smartwatch goes above and beyond telling time with features that help him get through busy days. The latest Apple Watch has an expansive display in two sizes, along with industry-leading apps and functionality.


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Other top holiday gift deals 

  • Beard oil to hydrate his luscious beard and prevent itching
  • A large and versatile tool bag to store all his home tools and equipment
  • A set of espresso cups so he can sip his favorite coffee in style
  • Fleece-lined pants to keep him cozy all winter long
  • A wine decanter for an aficionado who loves hosting as well as sharing his vintages
  • A new wallet to take care of his cards and cash
  • A grill gazebo to give your grill master a break from the weather

Birthday gift ideas for him 

For the kitchen and cooking expert

Cuisinart CPS-515 Deluxe Pizza Grilling Pack


This pizza grilling pack has everything for making quality pizza at home. It comes with a durable 15-inch cordierite pizza stone, a 14-inch aluminum pizza steel with a folding wooden handle, and a 15-inch quick-cut pizza cutter.


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KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker


This cold brew coffee maker makes up to 19 servings and stays fresh for up to two weeks. It has a compact design that’s ideal for any countertop, and the built-in tap lets you dispense cold brew straight out of the fridge.


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Ninja AF161 Max XL Air Fryer


If your boyfriend is looking for a way to make healthier meals quickly, this air fryer is a convenient gift idea. It decreases fat levels by 75% compared to traditional deep frying and has several cooking functions, including crisping, roasting, and baking.


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Bodum Bean Cold Brew Coffee Maker


This is an excellent value if you’re looking for a straightforward cold brew coffee maker for your boyfriend. It has a 51-ounce capacity, an overnight fridge lid, and an anti-spill lid with a plunger for pressing coffee beans.


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For relaxation 

TriggerPoint Core Foam Roller


Help your boyfriend relax after a hard day at work with this ultra-soft EVA foam roller. It has a multi-density grid pattern for targeted compression that deeply massages muscles and improves flexibility. Plus, it’s available in 12-, 18-, and 36-inch sizes.


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Nekteck Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager


This neck massager has an infrared heat function and eight powerful nodes for alleviating muscle soreness and neck stiffness. It helps improve blood circulation, is made with comfortable leather and breathable mesh fabrics, and has an automatic off function for safety.


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For the handyman

Kershaw Leek Pocket Knife


This three-inch stainless steel blade has a slim build and is suited for various cutting tasks. It has a stylish bead-blasted finish and a corrosion-resistant handle with contoured details for a comfortable grip. It’s reversible, foldable, and has an assisted opening mechanism.


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Spyderco Tenacious Folding Utility Pocket Knife


This 33.9-inch pocket knife has a non-reflective black coating and a secure G-10 laminate handle for superior grip during cutting. The blade has a large hole and textured grooves along the handle for more precise cutting.


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Bluetooth speakers and headphones

Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds


If your boyfriend is into fitness, they’ll love these sporty earbuds. They have a design that helps them stay put during rigorous workouts, and the H1 chip allows for automatic device switching and audio sharing with Apple devices.


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Echo Dot 4th Generation


The Echo Dot Fourth Generation has a built-in digital clock face and is perfect for nightstands. Your boyfriend can use this neat smart speaker to set timers and alarms and to check the weather, news, and sports updates.


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DeWalt 20-Volt Max Bluetooth Speaker


This Bluetooth speaker has a super-durable build with an impact-resistant grille casing, making it ideal for construction work sites. It has a handle, Bluetooth connectivity works up to 100 feet, and the battery lasts up to 15 hours.


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Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones


These over-ear headphones have a durable build and deliver outstanding sound and impressive bass. They have a TriPort acoustic structure for a broader soundstage, an adjustable equalizer, Quiet and Awareness modes, and last up to 24 hours.


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Laptops and TVs

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch Laptop


If your boyfriend has other Apple devices such as an iPhone or iPad, they can easily sync them with this high-end laptop. It has a dazzling 13.3-inch display, an HD FaceTime camera, a powerful processor, and built-in studio-quality mics.


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Samsung 65-Inch Class QLED Q70A Series 4K UHD Smart TV


Help your boyfriend get started on his mancave entertainment center with this 4K TV. It displays millions of bright colors and impressive depth and has built-in Alexa and a 120-hertz refresh rate, making it suitable for sports and gaming.


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Watches and apparel

Men’s Nike Dri-Fit Half-Zip Golf Pullover


This pullover sweater wicks away moisture and keeps players dry. It’s designed for golfers, but it’s versatile enough for other sports and wearing with casual outfits, and it’s roomy enough for layering with other clothing underneath.


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Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s LTR Watch


This watch has a brown leather strap appropriate for casual and formal occasions and is water-resistant up to 100 meters. It powers itself with ambient light, has a 45-millimeter case, and the face is black stainless steel.


Sold by Macy’s


Nike Men’s Air Zoom Pegasus 39 Running Shoes


These running shoes have a durable build, a breathable mesh upper, and a wide forefoot for a more comfortable fit. The midsole features Nike React cushioning technology for increased responsiveness and added stability.


Sold by Dick’s Sporting Goods


Other cool gadgets and personal items

Callaway 300 Pro Golf Laser Rangefinder


This is a thoughtful gift if your boyfriend is a golf enthusiast. It has target-locking technology and captures the distance from the tee box to the green up to 300 yards away. Also, incline and decline sensors adjust it for a more precise reading.


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Nike 32-Ounce HyperFuel 2.0 Water Bottle


If your boyfriend has a home water filtration system or wants a reusable water bottle to fill up at the gym, you can’t go wrong with gifting him this ergonomic sports bottle. It’s lightweight, has a leak-proof valve, and is squeezable so he can drink comfortably while on the go. 


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Contributing authors: Emily Verona, Katy Palmer, and Kevin Luna 


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