Buying a gift for a boyfriend might seem easy, but depending on how long you’ve been dating, your budget, and (of course) his interests, a lot can go wrong. To help you with your search, we compiled three-dozen-plus options at a variety of price points for every kind of boyfriend out there, from the laid-back dude who prefers takeout to the coffee snob to the guy who’s always looking to discover a new hiking trail.
For the boyfriend whose beard needs a little love
For the boyfriend who’s always getting razor bumps
For the boyfriend who’s serious about his olive oil
James Beard Award–winning chef Jonathan Waxman recommends this oil from Tuscany for salads with seafood and vegetables.
For the boyfriend who’s trying to eat more greens
For the boyfriend who needs his protein
This trusty block cutting board comes with a “juice groove” to catch any meat drippings, and is recommended by DJ, podcaster, strategist, and known home-cooking enthusiast Jason Stewart, a.k.a. Them Jeans (and friend of contributor Chris Black).
For the boyfriend who’s a coffee snob
According to Brad Leone (a.k.a. #BABrad), the host of Bon Appétit’s “It’s Alive” series, this coffee grinder is a “game changer.” “You can customize the grind of the beans, and it has this giant airtight hopper on top that you can dump a whole bag into,” he says.
… and then insists on drinking coffee at exactly 137 degrees Fahrenheit
For the boyfriend who likes his coffee more straightforward
For the boyfriend who hates sunscreen
Beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton raves about this centella-infused, “actively soothing,” and “ultra hydrating” sunscreen, that now comes scent-free, so your boyfriend doesn’t have to worry about smelling like he’s wearing any product at all.
For the boyfriend who wants give his scalp a refresh
For the boyfriend who needs to organize his tools
… and the boyfriend who likes to keep his tools on him at all times
If he only wants to carry a few essentials around. (This utility bag is actually writer Liza Corsillo’s dopp kit of choice.)
For the boyfriend whose dopp kit does not exist
For the boyfriend who’s just learning about wine
For the boyfriend who’s passionate about craft beers
This is the ultimate koozie, which writer Dominique Pariso uses to keep her White Claws ice cold (in the slim version).
For the boyfriend who prefers an actual notebook
For the boyfriend who doesn’t like just any old pen
For the boyfriend who could always go for Italian food
Now he can learn to make his own pasta, courtesy of the “pasta master” Evan Funke, the chef behind Los Angeles restaurant Felix.
For the boyfriend who’s looking to upgrade his watch
Whether he has an upcoming job interview or just got a promotion, this dress watch will give him a boost of CEO confidence — for less than $200. James Stacey, watch expert and senior writer at Hodinkee, opened our eyes to this Japanese watch brand with a cult following. “In the same vein as Seiko, Orient has made a name for themselves with the Bambino because it’s a bit dressier.”
For the boyfriend who always loses his keys
Great for keys, loose change, and various smoking or vaping accessories, this valet tray from Jonathan Adler will encourage him to organize his desk — or at least keep the mess contained.
For the boyfriend who goes to bed at 8:45 p.m.
For the boyfriend who snores (or endures your snoring)
For the boyfriend who’s kind of modern
Give the gift of better bedroom lighting this year and watch as he (and you) enjoy reading by the warm glow of this spherical lamp.
For the boyfriend who’s always asking for a massage
This back-massager doesn’t just vibrate — it features nodes that knead and engage sore muscles, simulating Shiatsu massage. He can choose between the rotating Shiatsu-style mode or relaxing rolling movements and turn the cushion’s heat up for even more intense relief.
For the day-tripping boyfriend
For the well-groomed boyfriend
For the boyfriend who’s getting into grooming
For the boyfriend with chronically chapped lips
For the boyfriend who loves ordering Seamless
Wouldn’t he — and you — much prefer some flattering tapered sweatpants for lounging around the house?
For the boyfriend with holes in his socks
For the boyfriend with (literal) cold feet
For the boyfriend with a drafty apartment
For the boyfriend who’s also a plant dad
For the boyfriend who used to be a caddy, and will one day be a golf dad
A collapsible net that makes chip shots a fun Skee-Ball-like game.
For the boyfriend who refuses to give in to AirPods
For the boyfriend who’s always hosting
For dinner parties, podcasts in the kitchen, or days at the beach, this bluetooth speaker is an audiophile’s dream come true.
For the boyfriend who’s looking to start cooking
Strategist writer Liza Corsillo calls this skillet the best thing she bought on Cyber Monday.
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