The 62 Best Boyfriend Gifts for Valentine’s Day

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The 62 Best Boyfriend Gifts for Valentine’s Day
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Once you start getting good at gift giving, it can actually become quite enjoyable. Now that you’ve had some practice from the holiday season, Valentine’s Day is the best time for you to perfect what you’ve learned about that special man in your life. However, if you still have some questions, we can help too! The most helpful question to consider before starting a search is: What would this person want that they wouldn’t buy themselves? That can be anything from an investment piece to a new version of something they already have that’s falling apart. Or it can be an item that seems fun, but maybe isn’t explicitly necessary for life. This is the opportunity for say, a fancy new speaker, and not, say, printer ink.

Now, when it comes to purchasing boyfriend gifts—especially for a romantic holiday like Valentine’s Day—that element of fun levels up a bit. Of course, that entails a little bit of creativity, but it’s only as complicated as you make it (hey, sometimes a simple gift for your man does the trick!). But be sure to take note of what catches his attention. What does he like to do in his free time? How does he like his home to feel? Does he love the feeling of a stylish new outfit, or would he rather melt than have you force him into another jacket of your choosing (again)?

These gentle questions are very helpful around big shopping seasons when it seems like everything is in your face but you can’t sort out exactly what he’d like. Play into his hobbies (or aspirational hobbies) and get him something he’ll use every day. Ahead, the 62 best boyfriend gifts to give him this year, for Valentine’s Day, his birthday, your anniversary any other special occasion.

Read more: Best Gifts for Men

OXO Brew Coffee Maker

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$2src9.99

A good coffee maker—and a pretty one at that—is a gift that is both useful and thoughtful. Oxo brings its coffee expertise to a drip machine that makes a whole pot of coffee as well as a pour over but without any of the labor. 

Read more: Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

Fellow Carter Everywhere Travel Mug

Another excellent coffee-related purchase: a good travel mug. This one is lined with ceramic, so you don’t get the metallic taste you might from most insulated mugs. Plus, Fellow’s minimalist aesthetic is just plain cool. 

Tom Dixon Puck Set of Two Coupe Glasses

Another fancy addition to any guy’s home bar: cool glassware. You can’t go wrong with this Tom Dixon set, which is the perfect size and very adept at impressing guests.  

Outdoor Voices Rectrek Pant

The amount of cool pants that are also comfortable out right now is astounding. The Outdoor Voices Rectrek pant is perfect for guys who like outdoor adventures like hiking or getting in and out of their cars.

The Charleston Plant

For a simple gift for a boyfriend, try a cool plant. Urbanstems has a bunch for plant newbies and vets alike. It’s special but doesn’t feel overdone. 

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash & Hand Balm Duet

Also a major home upgrade: fancy hand wash and lotion. Aesop’s soaps smell great, don’t dry out your hands, and make it look like whoever’s home they are in is really put together. 

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Ah, the workout shirt that will make him never want to wear another workout shirt again. Lululemon’s standby Vent Tech tee has great fit, expertly placed venting, and can take a beating in the gym and in the wash without losing its shape. 

Albion Mercantile Co. Subpar Parks Poster

Looking for something meaningful but also fun? This Etsy shop makes posters out of bad reviews of national parks, which is at once cool looking and hilarious. 

Ōura Ring

Honestly, the Oura ring is one of the most useful gifts you can buy anyone. It tracks your sleep and HRV balance, so those looking to have more information on how to more accurately take care of themselves have the data to do so. Be warned: seeing your sleep data is addicting.

Shinola Detrola The Daily Wear watch

Watches are good gifts always, especially one he can wear every day. Shinola’s watches are perfect for this because they hold up, look good, and cost an amount that says you care but didn’t go overboard. 

Grady’s Cold Brew The Spouch 6-Pack

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For the guy who says he doesn’t want a gift but also won’t turn something he loves away, help him stock up on his cold brew. Grady’s Spouch packets mean you can brew and pour in one bag. 

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Bose speakers are a useful gift, but Bose’s micro speaker is next level. It’s about palm-sized and easy to bring outside, to the beach, or wherever music needs listening to.

Don Fulano Tequila Reposado

Nice liquor is always a good gift, especially for guys who like having bottles around for sharing with company. Don Fulano’s tequila is medium-bodied but goes down smooth. 

Smythson Soho Notebook

When it comes to more sentimental gifts for your boyfriend, we love something you can customize. Not only is the Smythson Soho Notebook beautiful to look at and to write in, but you can also get it stamped with his initials. 

Leatherology Deluxe Passport Cover

Finding the perfect gift is all about getting creative with what you’re looking for. He might not even know he needs a passport cover until you give him one. Bonus points for sticking a plane ticket to somewhere fun in there, too. 

Beats Flex All-Day Wireless Earphones

A fresh new pair of headphones is always a good gift for boyfriends constantly taking in new music and crime podcasts. These Beats are meant to feel comfortable in your ears all day long—no ear muscle soreness included.

Sweet and Savory Hot Sauce Duo

Heat comes in many forms, but is best when complimented by opposite tastes. This duo brings you sweet and herbal heat for nights when you want to switch up the flavor profile, but always keep it spicy.

HarleyDogDesigns Any Song Lyrics Personalised Print

A thoughtful gift for boyfriends, done simply. Pick a song that’s special to your mans (or to you, together) and get it personalized on a print. Highly recommend for the music-obsessed. 

ArtbloxShop Sound Wave Art

These sound wave art blocks make for extremely cool decor on a bookshelf or in a music corner. Plus, picking a specifically special song to appear in it makes it just the right amount of personalized. 

Gatorade Gx Bottle

Gatorade on the go is a gift to all fitness fiends and hydration gurus. This bottle tags Gx pods, which are concentrated versions of your favorite Gatorade beverage. Just fill the bottle up with water, mix, and you’re good to go. 

Mini TRUFF Hotter Sauce

Listen, we could all use some of the functionality of stocking stuffer gifts. A set of mini hot sauces is about as functional as it gets. 

Foster & Rye Axe Bottle Opener

Another fun stocking stuffer-type option: a bottle opener that looks like an axe. Get it for the guy who’d rather be doing just about anything outside. 

Scotch Porter Fragrance Collection

Scotch Porter fragrances are what you think of when you want that rich, woodsy, sexy, pheromone-complimenting scent. They are inspired by nature and feel super luxe, yet they won’t cost you an arm and leg.

Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein + Bone Broth Protein Chocolate Bundle

If it’s a new boyfriend–or someone who really doesn’t like making gifts a big deal—a set of pricey protein is special without feeling overwhelming. 

The Purple Plush Pillow

It is high time every man had an actually good pillow. You can get him just one, of course, but gifting him two means you’ll get in on the softness. 

P.F. Candle Co. Teakwood & Tobacco Candle

Whether you’re going Valentine’s Day gift, birthday gift, or something thoughtful for a new boyfriend, a cool candle is always a solid choice. This teakwood and tobacco one is many levels of chill. 

Lebert Fitness EQualizer

At-home fitness is a whole new game after this year. Help him lean into it with a gym tool so good, he won’t know what he did without it before. Dips, rows, L-sits—get creative with your workouts.  

Oversized Knit Throw

There are fewer things more refreshing than some new-found attention to your home. Parachute’s super soft knit blanket looks as good on the couch as it feels on. 

Casamigos Cocktail Trio

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$56.85

Every at-home bar could use some fun accessories. Casamigos Cocktail Trio syrup makes every margarita a snap. Plus, the bottles don’t look half bad on the shelf. 

Beam Dream

Navigating boyfriend gifts for a new relationship calls for a blend of something thoughtful but not overbearing. A pack of recovery-focused hot chocolate mix is a solid choice for an active man. Beam Dream uses a blend of CBD, melatonin, and L-Theanine that’ll knock him to a cozy sleep. 

Lafco Penthouse Reed Diffuser

Diffusers are low-key one of the best gifts to give. It’s an item that you might never need but you better be sure they want. Lafco’s blown glass diffuser looks cool near a TV or on a nightstand. And smells great, of course. 

Cleto Reyes Boxing Gloves

If the recipient of this gift has been lusting after a heavy bag or is finally getting to those boxing classes he talked about, get him a high-quality pair of gloves up to the job. Cleto Reyes is the best of the best. 

Our Place Always Pan

The Always Pan has blown up over the past year, and it makes a damn good gift. Get this for your long-distance boyfriend so he can virtually cook you dinner. 

Closca Reflective Collapsible Helmet

Not only is Closca’s collapsible bike helmet thoughtfully designed but it’s also thoughtful to give. It scrunches up into a flat shape, which lets him throw it in his bag without taking up a ton of space. 

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we gotta keep stuff clean. This smartphone sanitizer is one of the most fun gifts to give and get because you don’t really need it. But it is certainly fun to have. 

Fellow Stagg Gooseneck Kettle

Fellow’s super clean kettle is the perfect gift for someone who drinks a lot of coffee or tea and also likes things on his counter that are aesthetically pleasing. Bonus points for this one being Bluetooth Connected. 

Vitamix Explorian Blender

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$349.99

For one big birthday or holiday gift, look to something that lasts for a lifetime. The Vitamix blender is the best accessory for any and all kitchens. Smoothie game elevated. 

Marshall Acton II Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall speakers are an investment for sure, but they are a solid option for a heftier gift. This bluetooth speaker looks old-school, and makes for a cool piece of decor in your home.

Nice Laundry Pocket Lounge Short

Personalize these very comfy lounge shorts with a graphic that fits his personality, like this flying pig or a straight-up money bag. 

Ugg Tasman Slipper

Completely stunted on what to get your boyfriend? Ugg slippers are about as universally loved a gift as it gets. They’re comfy, they’re cozy, and they’re a very good gift. 

Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser – 33 oz

Having a huge bottle of body wash is truly one of the best home upgrades you can assist someone in learning. It is simple but it lasts a minute—and makes every shower experience as easy as possible. 

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Hybrid

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$749.25

Does your boyfriend get hot when he sleeps? If so, help him cool down with this mattress from Brooklyn Bedding. Its specially designed materials help maintain skin temperature at an ideal 88 degrees for sleep. It’s also on sale currently, so act fast!

Tumi Alpha 3 Split Travel Kit

Every man should have a travel kit and, really, every man should have this travel kit. It’s got the durability of a Tumi and ideally sized organization. He can use it on trips or just to keep his sink at home organized. 

Bombas All-Calf Sock 12-Pack

Socks could be a boring gift, but they won’t be if they’re Bombas. Go all out on a drawer replacement for the ultimate gift. 

Bearaby Cotton Napper

Weighted blankets are the most fun and relaxing addition to any couch. Let him cozy up in this during all those nights in.

Eagles Nest Outfitters SingleNest Hammock

This is the kind of boyfriend gift that feels creative without having to do much thinking. Does he like camping? Does he like spending time outside? Great. Make it a little more fun for him next time with an extremely portable hammock. 

AllSaints Ima Wool Blend Jacket

Cool jackets can be hard to justify to one’s self, which is exactly why they make such great gifts. AllSaints might be known for its leather jackets but really every jacket they make is a wardrobe upgrade. He’ll never want to take it off.

Remus 2 Sherpa

Caraa’s Remus 2 bag is an impeccable bag to have because of how versatile it is. You can use it has a duffle or a backpack, and theres’ enough room for a whole weekend’s worth of clothes. And it looks damn good at the office, too. 

Theragun Prime

OK, a Theragun is not exactly the most romantic boyfriend gift in the world but it is a good one—especially if he’s on the hunt for a solid massage gun. Get this for the gym rat or marathon trainer. This lil guy will keep their recover game on point. 

HoMedics Total Recline Shiatsu Massage Cushion

There are so many reasons you might want to get your boyfriend this massage cushion from HoMedics. For starters, it can be used while completely laying on your back, so you can totally relax while working out the kinks. It also comes in with two separate massage styles and three speeds of seat vibration, so there’s bound to be something for you as well.

smeg 9.5-Inch Nonstick Frying Pan

Tired of using your boyfriend’s old frying pan that never seems to fully get clean? Help him level up with this sleek, matte-finished aluminum frying pan from Smeg. Its Teflon nonstick coating makes cooking your favorite foods quick and easy.

Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush

Oral hygiene is vitally important—especially when you’re in a relationship. Help your boyfriend take care of those teeth and gums with the newest product in Oral-B’s iO series. This is the MacBook of tooth brushes. It utilizes AI tracking tech to monitor brushing style and habits to provide users with real-time feedback to help improve their oral care routine.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

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$2src9.99

$164.srcsrc (22% off)

Coming highly-rated from Amazon, this speaker from Harman Kardon is a great addition to any kitchen counter, allowing you to listen to tunes while you and your boyfriend are cooking dinner. Its rechargeable battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime, so you can take it on the go as well.

Mystery Ranch PrizeFighter Daypack

Whether your boyfriend is looking for a new backpack to use as a carry-on during flights or something to take into work for a commute, the PrizeFighter Daypack from Mystery Ranch is a perfect option. On the inside, it has a laptop sleeve, tablet sleeve, pen slots and various organizational pockets, so all of the gear stays where it needs to be.

JAJA Añejo Tequila

This small-batch, two-years aged tequila is packed with notes of vanilla, almond, honey and oak. If your boyfriend is just getting into Añejo, it’s the perfect fuel to stoke his fire of discovery.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model

If your boyfriend is into gaming, he’s probably heard of the new OLED Nintendo Switch. It brings a state-of-the-art iphone-level screen to the classic, portable console that’s become so popular. It’s really a gift that keeps giving.

Chanel Platinum Égoïste

This highly-rated cologne from Chanel is one of the brand’s longest-running and most popular scents. You can expect a clean and slightly earthy scent that lasts all day. Trust us. You won’t be disappointed. 

Bose QuietComfort 45

Perfect for gaming, movies or a subway commute, these wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose will keep your boyfriend in another world with his music (or podcasts, of course). It also comes with a hard-wire option for when the batteries get low.

Ninja 1src-Cup Coffee Maker

If you and your boyfriend’s New Year’s resolution is to drink more coffee, we can relate. This high-tech coffee maker from Ninja will keep you both on track with its 1src-cup capacity, requiring you to fill it up less often. It also comes with a milk frother, so you can experiment like a true barista. 

The North Face Heritage Patch Crewneck Sweatshirt

If you’ve ever felt North Face’s crewneck material, you know its soft, and this Heritage Patch model is no different—think perfect cuddling material. Get it now and thank us later. 

Sonos Beam

Sound bars are great ways to watch movies, listen to music and stay up to date on podcasts when you and your boyfriend are hanging out around the house. With this option from Sonos, you can expect high-quality sound with great reach throughout your living spaces.

Helly Hansen LifaLoft Air Insulator Jacket

Winter is here, so help your boyfriend stay warm in style with this insulated jacket from Helly Hansen. It also blocks out the elements with its windproof and water-resistant material. 

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Elijah Rawls is a Chicago-native living in Denver, Colorado.

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