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TThe 37 Best Gifts for Your Boyfriend That He’ll Love (and Use)

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When it comes to gifts for your boyfriend, there are so many different directions you can take. From classic watches and custom basketball hoops to at-home cocktail classes, your gift can be as unique as he is and your love for each other.

We’ve researched and narrowed down the best gifts for your boyfriend, taking practicality, personalization, thoughtfulness, and overall quality into consideration. Is he an outdoor enthusiast or a sports fan? Does he have a penchant for fashion, travel, or tech? There’s something for everyone on our list.

Whatever you decide to gift, pair it with a thoughtful card or an experience that you can share together, like a special dinner or a weekend trip away. “Remember, one of the most meaningful gifts you can give your boyfriend is the gift of time and love,” says brand strategist Janie Marshall.

Read on for the best gifts for your boyfriend.

If your boyfriend loves his technology—and can’t keep track of his cords—a sophisticated leather charger roll-up is a great gift to keep him organized. We love this one from Mark and Graham because, in addition to its functional style and tons of color options, you can personalize it with a foiled monogram.

Price at the time of publish: $49

Nixon Custom Watch

Like a diamond necklace, a watch is an elegant and timeless gift for everyday wear. Take it up a notch with a personalized design from Nixon. On the watch brand’s customization page, you can choose everything from the model type and the face to the case that the watch comes in.

Price at the time of publish: $200+

Ambeur Carry-On Luggage

If your boyfriend travels a lot, a nice piece of luggage is a practical gift that he’ll be sure to use again and again. We love this carry-on option from Calpak because it boasts a sleek and lightweight design, comes with a TSA-approved lock, and has functional interior pockets and pouches for staying organized. 

Price at the time of publish: $195

The Steel Shop 6mm Black Leather Engravable Bracelet

Customizable jewelry always makes for a thoughtful and unique gift. This chic, yet understated black bracelet is made from high-quality, durable braided leather that only looks better with age. It’s onnected with an clip-in clasp that can be engraved with the message of your choice.

Price at the time of publish: $60

mixtapememoriesvinyl Custom Vinyl Mixtape

Is there anything more romantic than a mixtape? Whether it’s your anniversary or Valentine’s Day, this Custom Vinyl Mixtape is a whimsical gift for any music lover. In addition to customizing the playlist, you can also upload a photo and share text for the album cover and track listing. Add a message on the back of the vinyl sleeve to make the gift feel even more personalized.

Price at the time of publish: $114

Brilliant Earth Homme Engravable Round Cufflinks

Cuff links are a timeless gift idea that’s perfect for an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or birthday. This elegant pair is made from premium silver and designed with a classic shape that goes with most every outfit. Bonus: there’s the option to add custom engraving for a more personalized touch. 

Price at the time of publish: $195

Coach Gotham Pack

The COACH Gotham Pack will win him over with its functionality and style. Designed from premium leather, this men’s bag features a sleek design with tons of pockets and enough space to hold on-the-go essentials like his phone, keys, wallet, and headphones—it can even fit a small water bottle so he stays hydrated.

Price at the time of publish: $395

Apple AirPods Max

A new pair of headphones is another practical gift that he’ll be sure to use every day. The Apple AirPods Max are super comfortable noise-canceling headphones designed for great sound, no matter what he uses them for. Much like the more traditional AirPod style, these headphones are wireless and have a built-in microphone, so he can use them for work Zoom meetings or phone calls, too. 

Price at the time of publish: $480

JewelryByMineArt Personalized Bracelet For Couples

These matching bracelets from Etsy are crafted from high-quality stainless steel and come with the option to create one solo bracelet or a pair. Customize with each other’s names, your anniversary date, a favorite song title, or a sweet message.

Price at the time of publish: $25

Hiboy S2 Pro Electric Scooter For Commuting

If you’re looking to splurge on a more practical gift, get your boyfriend his very own electric scooter for commuting and cruising around the city. This one is compact and portable, designed to get you wherever you need to go. It also comes in a basic stand-up model, as well as a seated model for comfort while he rides.

Price at the time of publish: $670

The Grade-A Cashmere Crew

If you want to buy your boyfriend a piece of clothing, we recommend something classic that he’ll get tons of wear out of, like a luxe cashmere sweater. This Everlane crew comes in five neutral colors and is designed in simple silhouette that can be dressed up or dressed down.

Price at the time of publish: $170

Uncommon Goods Home Bar Hero: Mixology Class

Interactive gifts are always a fun option (especially when you benefit from it, too!). For the boyfriend who loves creating cocktails at home, this at-home mixology class is a virtual experience he won’t forget. The 90-minute class goes over how to make three different cocktails in a live virtual setting with a top Brooklyn-based bartender. 

Price at the time of publish: $60

Nike Utility Elite Training Backpack

Whether he loves the gym or plays a sport in an adult league, this Nike backpack is a great functional gift idea. It’s made from durable polyester and nylon and designed with tons of pockets and pouches to keep equipment organized. On top of that, the shoulder straps are made with Max Air cushioning and the back features mesh to keep him cool and comfortable. 

Price at the time of publish: $112

Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set

If you’re in a long-distance relationship and looking for a thoughtful gift, we love this Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set from Uncommon Goods. The bracelets are designed to sync up together and allow you to buzz each other when you’re apart. Although you can’t send texts, you can create custom vibrational codes—it’s a subtle and unique way to let each your partner know that you’re thinking of them.

Price at the time of publish: $138

Nate Barr Wall Pong

If your boyfriend loves beer pong, this clever Wall Pong game might be the perfect addition to his garage or man cave. The space-saving triangular “wall art” holds six cups of beer and allows him to break out a game without having to deal with fold-out tables and a ton of set up. 

Price at the time of publish: $60

UniqueGiftLove Personalized Leather Photo Keychain

Sentimental gifts are always a win, especially when they include some of your fondest memories together. For something small and special, we recommend the Personalized Leather Photo Keychain from Etsy. The mini photo album is designed to fit on a key ring and hold up to 14 photos, so he can flip through your good times together at any time. 

Price at the time of publish: $24

Blvck Monogram Jersey

If he sports an athletic style but wants something a little more understated, this monogram jersey will do the trick. With its vintage-inspired silhouette and chic detailing, this monochromatic shirt puts an elevated spin on the sports aesthetic.

Price at the time of publish: $130

The Ridge Wallet

Made from aluminum with a ceramic coating, this wallet from The Ridge doesn’t stretch out over time and can hold up to 12 cards at a time. Plus, it comes with the option to add a money clip, cash strap, or both, making it a more even more functional.

Price at the time of publish: $95

Parks Project Feel the Earth Breathe Long Sleeve Tee

For the boyfriend who loves to camp and hike, we love this outdoor-inspired tee. It features a cool illustrated design and is made from heavy and durable 100 percent cotton. As an added bonus, every time you purchase something from Parks Project, you help them in their mission to preserve parklands and wild areas.

Price at the time of publish: $30

UGG Tasman LTA Slippers

Gift him a truly cozy present with the UGG Tasman LTA Slippers. These lightweight slippers are made from 100 percent recycled polyester, with 80 percent upcycled wool interior and have that classic comfort feel we love in UGGs. On top of that, they have a foam footbed that allows him to wear them outdoors, too. 

Price at the time of publish: $110

prowithlin Store Putting Mat

For the boyfriend who loves to golf, an indoor putting mat is a fun novelty gift that he can enjoy on his own or with friends. This budget-friendly version comes in either plastic or wood, and includes a crystal velvet putting strip that feels like the real deal. It’s also super compact, so he can put it anywhere and it’s easy to store. 

Price at the time of publish: $66+

Uncommon Goods Custom My Favorite Things Four-Across Game

If you love to play classic games together, a customized four-across game is an unexpected gift that you both can enjoy for many date nights to come. This one from Uncommon Goods allows you to customize the different slots with letters and symbols, so it’s easy to create something unique to your relationship. 

Price at the time of publish: $90

Scully & Scully Sterling Silver Smooth Money Clip

We love buying gifts that the recipient probably wouldn’t buy for themselves—and a money clip is just that. This sterling silver one from Scully & Scully is as luxe as a piece of jewelry and comes with the option to add personalized engraving for something truly sentimental. 

Price at the time of publish: $235

Chinatown Market x Smiley Basketball

Whether he loves to watch or play basketball (or both!), this is the perfect gift for a sports-loving guy. The basketball was designed in collaboration with Smiley, which aims to spread the message: “take the time to smile.” 

Price at the time of publish: $60+

Baseball BBQ MVP Grill Set

If a day of watching baseball and grilling on the BBQ is your boyfriend’s ideal situation, this MVP Grill Set from Baseball BBQ is a must. With handles inspired by baseball bats, the set comes with a stainless steel slider spatula, fork, tongs, brushback scraper, hook pigtail, and a cutting board shaped like a home plate.

Price at the time of publish: $195

X-cosrack Bar Set

Help your boyfriend curate an at-home bar with this 18-piece bar set from Amazon. The collection features everything he’ll need—including a cocktail shaker, strainer, and mixing tools—to create delicious cocktails from home. Gift it on its own or pair it with a set of glasses and a decanter. 

Price at the time of publish: $40

YourWeddingPlace Engraved Pocket Knife

This engraved pocket knife from Etsy is another thoughtful and personalized gift to give for an outdoorsy boyfriend. You can choose from a black or silver blade and add his name to the front handle. Add a custom engraved message on the blade for an extra-special gift. 

Price at the time of publish: $15+

The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies Book

If your boyfriend loves to fish, this book is fun and fuss-free gift idea. We love this one because it covers the 2000-year-old history of fly-fishing through the lens of 50 different flies, allowing you to learn more about how the practice has transformed over the centuries through the use of material and design. 

Price at the time of publish: $25

Sofia's Findings Personalized 3-Piece Whiskey Decanter Set

This personalized whiskey decanter allows you to customize the front with his monogram or letter—and it comes with two premium whiskey glasses with matching personalization. Gift it with a bottle of his favorite whiskey and he’ll be ready to start pouring.

Price at the time of publish: $50

MetalWallGames Craft Basketball Hoop Wall Decor

For the boyfriend who loves to play basketball with his office trash can, this interactive wall decor will up his game (and elevate it). Handmade from matte black metal, it features a hoop and two mini basketballs so he can practice his shot on his lunch break (or between meetings). 

Price at the time of publish: $108

Uncommon Goods Personalized Engraved Tape Measure

If you’re looking for a quirky and fun gift to give, we love this Engraved Tape Measure from Uncommon Goods. The customizable gift features an engraved wooden logo and is an adorable keepsake that doubles as a functional tool for your handyman boyfriend. 

Price at the time of publish: $20+

MilkBar Black Licorice 20" Bike

For the couple who loves to ride bikes together, the gift of a new—and super cool—bike is a great idea for your boyfriend. The Black Licorice Bike from MilkBar is made with a durable steel frame and brass accents, an adjustable banana seat, front and back fenders, and other rare details that make this a special gift. 

Price at the time of publish: $550

Man Crates Personalized Neon Bar Sign

Perfect for his garage, man cave, or at-home bar area, this custom sign looks like a real neon bar sign, only it has his name on it. How cool is that?

Price at the time of publish: $180

GoPro Hero10 Black Bundle

For the guy who loves to capture every adventure, the GoPro Hero10 Black Bundle is a gift he’ll be thrilled to take on his next big trip. This bundle comes with the HERO10 Black Action Camera, a battery, an adhesive mount, a case, wrist strap, helmet strap, helmet extension arm, selfie stick, and more, allowing him to capture the moment with ease.

Price at the time of publish: $600

Brrrn Board

Give the gift of a good workout with the Brrrn Board. Designed to improve balance and coordination for better athletic performance, this at-home training device is an effective way to break a sweat at home. Gift it on its own or as a bundle with a 1-year subscription to Brrrn’s online workouts. 

Price at the time of publish: $349

Tavour Sample Mixed Beer Gift Box Set

If your boyfriend loves craft beer, this gift set from Tavour is a great option. The box includes five to six craft beers ranging from IPAs, Imperial Stouts, Wild Ales, and more. 

Price at the time of publish: $49+

What to Look for in a Gift for Your Boyfriend 


While it’s not a requirement, personalization is a great way to elevate any gift for your boyfriend. Whether it’s an engraved piece of jewelry like The Steel Shop Leather Bracelet or a thoughtfully etched decanter like Sofia’s Findings Whiskey Decanter, adding personalization to a gift can make it stand out and feel unique. 


With so many couples’ gifts on the market, it can be hard not to go for the cheesy and fun gift item. However, we recommend going for a gift that is a little more functional and practical—something he will actually use and appreciate for years to come. Bonus points if it relates to his particular hobbies and interests! For instance, if he loves to travel, a good suitcase like Calpak Ambeur Carry-On Luggage is one that he will truly appreciate.


  • In addition to a thoughtful gift or card, Marshall recommends planning an experience like a trip for just the two of you, a special dinner at home, or surprising them with concert tickets for their favorite artist. Better yet, choose an activity you can do together, like learning how to make cocktails with Uncommon Goods Home Bar Hero: Mixology Class.

  • “A print or piece of artwork for your wall that is meaningful to you both is always a nice reminder of your memories together,” says Marshall. Additionally, an engraved bracelet or money clip like Scully & Scully Sterling Silver Money Clip is also a unique one-year dating anniversary gift.

Why Trust Brides 

Contributing writer Jessie Quinn is a bridal-obsessed lifestyle journalist with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism. She considers gift-giving her love language and finds great joy in finding the perfect gift for her loved ones. When researching the best gifts for your boyfriend, she considered everything from classy to unique. She searched for gifts with personalization, as well as ones that feed a hobby or interest to narrow down the best of the best.

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