47 impressive gift ideas for your boyfriend, from a personalized tequila bottle to a vintage-inspired fleece

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  • Finding a good gift for your boyfriend can be hard, especially if you've been together for a while.
  • Whether you're shopping for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or "just because," you'll find it here.
  • We rounded up 47 of the best gifts for boyfriends, including tech, style, and more.

Relationships require a consistent amount of thought and consideration, especially when it comes to gift-giving. 

You have to account for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and those "just because" gifts that everyone always appreciates receiving. If you've been in a relationship for a while and have started to run out of ideas, it can be even tougher to pick out a meaningful gift.

To help you out, we rounded up 47 of the best gifts for boyfriends. Regardless of the occasion, you'll find plenty of ideas that are thoughtful, useful, and that they'll ultimately love.

47 of the best gift ideas for boyfriends:

Blue light-blocking glasses

Felix Gray
Felix Gray

If he stares at a computer throughout the day for work or entertainment, he'll get a lot of use out of a nice pair of blue-light-blocking glasses. Even if he has 20/20 vision, they're a worthwhile investment for helping prevent headaches and eye strain.

Clippers for at-home haircuts

Andis Master Cordless Clippers

He doesn't need to be a barber to own professional grade clippers. Andis' Master Cordless Clippers will give him the confidence he needs to do at-home haircuts.

A Patagonia fleece

Patagonia Synchilla Fleece Anorak
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Any of Patagonia's fleeces make for a great gift, but if you're looking for one that's a bit more unique, the Anorak is the way to go. It features zippered side pockets and a kangaroo-style pouch for added storage. 

Comfortable T-shirts he can wear at home or in the office

Myles Apparel
Myles Apparel

Whether he's working from home or transitioning back to working in an office, Myles Apparel's Everyday Tee is a shirt he'll get a lot of use out of. It's stretchy, odor-resistant, and more fashionable than the average T-shirt with its curved hemline.

Allbirds and Adidas' first sneaker collaboration


Adidas and Allbirds just released their first sneaker collaboration and it has the lowest carbon emissions of any performance shoe ever. Whether he's into sneakers, sustainability, or both, he'll appreciate what the Futurecraft Footprint sneakers represent. Learn more about the collaboration here.

Beats' newest earbuds

Beats Fit Pro

Whether he likes to work out or regularly commutes, he'll appreciate the secure fit, premium audio quality, and noise-cancellation technology in the new Beats Fit Pro earbuds.

Discreet air fresheners for his car


Help him retire cheap car air fresheners that only last a few days by introducing him to Drift. The Stone Fresheners discreetly clip to your sun visor and last up to a month.

A sneaker cleaning kit

jason markk

If he's a sneaker collector or simply likes to keep his shoes looking fresh, Jason Markk's cleaning supplies are a gift he'll greatly appreciate.

The latest edition of the Kindle

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The most recent Kindle Paperwhite is an excellent gift for anyone who loves to read. He'll have access to thousands of books wherever he goes.

Fun matching underwear


As his partner, new underwear is a gift you'll get to enjoy, too. MeUndies offers a variety of patterns, fits, and colors — and if you decide to match him, you can pick out a pair for yourself.

An Amazon Echo Show

Echo Show 8

With the latest Echo Show added to his smart home, he can unlock the power of Alexa, video chat with friends and family, and stream his favorite movies and TV shows.

A cozy flannel shirt

United By Blue
United By Blue

A cozy flannel shirt is easy to work into his winter wardrobe. United By Blue makes some of our favorites because they're sustainably made, super soft against the skin, and come in plenty of cool colors.

Read our full review here.

A fast charger for his new iPhone

Anker Fast Charger - amazon stocking stuffers

If he's planning on buying one of the new iPhones this season, he's going to need a charger to go with it. This Anker charger might be tiny, but it charges 3x faster than a standard Apple power brick.

Classic fall boots

Timberland 3-Eye Lug Boots

Gift him with a new pair of Timberlands and he'll have a stylish pair of fall boots for many years to come. Go with the 3-Eye Lug or 6-Inch Boots for a classic look, or if he's all about sustainability, choose a pair from the new GreenStride Collection

Comfortable lounge pants or a onesie


Saxx makes some of the most comfortable underwear we've tried, but its loungewear is where you'll really find some great gifts. Whether he likes traditional lounge pants or a full-on onesie, he'll definitely appreciate being able to wear these around the house.

A massage gun

Trent Alexander-Arnold using a Theragun Mini massage gun.

If he likes to work out, the Theragun Mini is the perfect addition to his gym bag. It might be small, but it still delivers an impressive massage.

Fresh socks


Socks might seem like a cliche gift, but they can be a seriously great gift if you're shopping at Bombas. He'll finally be able to replace all of his old, worn-out socks, and for every pair purchased, Bombas will donate a pair to someone in need.

Read our full review of Bombas here.

Warm slippers

Overland Slippers

If he's been walking around the house in old beat up slippers or nothing at all, it's time for an upgrade. Overland's slippers are incredibly warm and have plenty of cushioning for cloud-like support.

A high-end electric shaver

Braun Series 7 7071cc

As one of the best electric razors we've tested, the Braun Series 7 will surely be a welcome addition to your boyfriend's grooming arsenal. Whether he likes a close and clean shave or some facial hair, this razor can help maintain his look of choice. This specific model comes bundled with the clean and charge station.

A nice leather wallet

bellroy $90

The Low wallet from Bellroy is perfect for those who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you'll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers

A turntable with modern features


With vintage styling and modern features like Bluetooth and AUX, this player offers the best of both worlds. If he's into music, he'll love this.

Breathable and machine-washable sneakers

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These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley's favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.

An all-encompassing online subscription

Amazon Boxes
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Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift a subscription that'll last for an entire year?

A classic zip-up fleece in his favorite color

The North Face
The North Face

The North Face '95 Retro Denali is a time-tested classic. It's warm, durable, and comes in many colors. Pick out his favorite color and it's sure to be a hit.

A durable, insulated water bottle

Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask

Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.

A high-quality soundbar

Samsung Q60T Soundbar
Best Buy

He might have a nice TV already, but what are amazing visuals without equally great sound? The Samsung Q60T soundbar delivers 5.1ch audio for 3D surround sound.

Stylish polo shirts

tie bar polo
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Upgrade his wardrobe with a nice polo shirt from The Tie Bar. They're high quality, yet affordable — and just about anyone can style them to their taste.

A custom-engraved bottle of tequila


Instead of going to your local liquor store, order him a bottle with a special message. He'll know it wasn't a last-minute gift and he'll be able to save the bottle once it's empty.

An online membership to the console of his choice

Playstation Plus membership

Chances are he has a next-gen console on his wishlist. If he's lucky enough to get one, he'll really appreciate a year-long online membership to go with it.  

An affordable wristwatch


MVMT is one of our favorite places to find stylish timepieces that won't completely break the bank. Most are under $200, and there are plenty of options to choose from.

A leather Dopp kit that will age gracefully

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Leatherology is a startup we recommend for its affordable high-end leather goods. This particular leather toiletry bag comes in a handful of classic colors and has compartments for pretty much everything. It's the sort of gift that he'll wind up using often, and that'll age well.

An easy-to-follow skincare regimen


Lumin is one of the best ways to achieve a simple and effective skincare routine. If your boyfriend isn't into long and drawn-out grooming sessions, The Complete Skincare Set includes everything needed for maintaining healthy skin on a daily basis.

A Disney Plus subscription

disney plus
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With this subscription, you'll give him unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.

Apple AirPods

Apple airpods 3
Apple airpods 3

Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your boyfriend likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item.

An Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 7

Chances are your boyfriend already owns a decent wristwatch, but if you want to bring him up to speed with modern times, you'll want to get an Apple Watch. Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more. 

A stylish fleece pullover

Patagonia Better Sweater

The Patagonia Synchilla Fleece is a cozy wardrobe staple that your boyfriend will come to love.

A shaving kit for sensitive skin


Not every man is lucky enough to get a smooth and comfortable shave with whatever razor is in front of them, but for most people, the Bevel Shave Kit can make it possible. Designed for men of color or anybody who has coarse hair or sensitive skin, the Bevel Shave Kit includes a high-quality safety razor and all the essentials for maintaining healthy skin before, during, and after shaving.

A digital assistant with a built-in clock

Echo Dot 4th Gen

With a digital clock now integrated into the design, the newest Echo Dot is more convenient than ever. He can use it as an alarm clock, a speaker, and to unlock all of Alexa's other skills.

The best pressure cooker you can buy

under $90 instant pot

The Instant Pot is another cult-favorite product worth its hype. It combines seven kitchen appliances into one, from a rice cooker to a steamer. It makes weekday meals easier and helps maximize space. We've also ranked it the best pressure cooker you can buy

The best travel pillow he can get

trtl travel pillow
Courtesy TRTL

Whether he's constantly traveling or just values good sleep above all else, Trtl is the way to go if you're looking for the best travel pillow. A soft, lightweight fleece is wrapped around a plastic neck support on one side, so you can rest it on either your shoulder or your chest to keep your head in a comfortable position. We also highly recommend the newest version, Trtl Pillow Plus ($59.99). 

A scented candle

Malin + Goetz candle

Each of these luxurious candles is handmade in Brooklyn from a mix of beeswax, vegetable wax, and soy wax. If the distinctive scent of leather isn't their thing, there are also similarly interesting options like Mojito and Dark Rum. 

Unbelievably comfortable underwear

Tommy John
Tommy John

Gifting your boyfriend with underwear might seem like a lame gift, but if they're still wearing worn-out cheap store-bought underwear, Tommy John will likely change their life — or at least their outlook on comfort.

A weighted blanket

Gravity Blankets
Gravity Blankets

They might already be a professional napper, but a weighted blanket can help them fall asleep faster and get better rest.

Comfortable and stylish jeans

Different styles of Mott and Bow Jeans hanging on a rack.
Mott & Bow

Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow.

An at-home workout system

trx $179.95

If they love working out, but can't always make it to the gym, a TRX system will help them keep fit from the comfort of home.

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