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Whether you've been dating for three months or three years, there's no denying that boyfriends are hard to shop for. Guys would like to think that they're easy to shop for (and sure many might be happy with a ticket to a football game), but finding a boyfriend gift that he'll actually use and enjoy can be a challenge.
These 16 cute and thoughtful gifts for boyfriends are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah, his birthday or your anniversary.
When we release our 2018 gift guides, we make sure all prices are current. But, prices change frequently (yay, deals!), so there’s a chance the prices are now different than they were the day of publication.
The best gift ideas for boyfriends
- 1. Cole Haan Pebble Leather Slim Billfold Wallet, $20 (usually $78), Nordstrom Rack
Also available for $32 at Amazon.
Help your boyfriend organize the wad of cash in his pocket with this leather wallet. It's available in three colors: tan, black and chocolate brown.
- 2. Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $40, Amazon
The Amazon FireTV Stick is perfect for guys who love watching TV. The tiny device plugs into a TV’s HDMI port and instantly provides access to all the top streaming channels. The included voice remote lets him easily control the TV without having to put down his snacks. Perfect boyfriend gift? Possibly.
- 3. Marshall Acton Speaker, $194, Amazon
Also available for $199 at Urban Outfitters.
This miniature speaker has the classic, vintage look of a Marshall amplifier, and connects either wirelessly via Bluetooth or by cord with an auxiliary input. Not only does it look great, it can also blast music with a powerful deep bass.
- 4. MVMT Oath Men's Watch, $140, MVMT
High end watches can easily run upwards of a couple thousand dollars. The MVMT watch doesn't break the bank. The black metal band and face match with almost anything he wears, so he'll never have an excuse for running late again. Interchangeable bands are also available for $35 at MVMT.
- 5. Anker Portable Charger, $50, Amazon
Also available for $69 at Walmart.
With more than 13,000 reviews on Amazon, this portable charger is bound to impress. It can charge an iPhone 7 almost seven times or an iPad Mini 4 twice, meaning that he probably won't run out of battery anymore.
- 6. Trunk Club Gift Card, $50+, Trunk Club
This clothes subscription box is ideal for the guy who hates shopping but still wants to be fashionable. A personal stylist will pull together six to 10 items and send them to his home for him to try on. Once he has tried on the clothing, he can send back anything he's not into and only pay for the items kept.
- 7. Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition 2 Gallon Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit, $50, Amazon
Let him experience what it's like to brew his own beer using this craft beer kit. Everything he needs is included and the process is easy enough for a first-time brewer to follow.
- 8. Cards Against Humanity, $25, Amazon
Also available for $16 at Walmart.
Game night just got a lot funnier! As the "gown-up" version of Apples To Apples, Cards Against Humanity provides endless hours of entertainment and hilarious word play.
- 9. HelloFresh Delivery, $60 per week (for two people), HelloFresh
Subtly encourage him to whip up a romantic home cooked dinner for two. The meal kits come with pre-measured ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes that even the most novice chef can master.
- 10. Barillio Elite Cocktail Shaker Set, $20, Amazon
This cocktail set includes everything he needs to pretend he's a professional bartender.
- 11. 3 Month Shave Club Membership, $45, Dollar Shave Club
The first month of this subscription comes with Dr. Carver's shave butter, Dr. Carver's post-shave cream, a razor handle and razor cartridges. With replacement cartridges delivered each month, any guy will have no excuse for overgrown stubble.
- 12. 23andMe DNA Test, $99, Amazon
This is one of the more unique gifts on the list, but any guy would love to learn their DNA history.
- 13. Herschel Supply Co. 'Novel' Duffel Bag, $70, Amazon
Also available for $85 at Nordstrom.
This duffel can easily take him from the gym to a professional business trip or a romantic weekend getaway.
- 14. "The Dude Diet" by Serena Wolf, $17 (usually $29), Amazon
Also available at Walmart.
Some guys can be a little clueless when it comes to making "healthy" meals for themselves. If your guy is one of them, pointing him towards this cookbook could help. "The Dude Diet" redefines what healthy food is by outlining 125 healthy recipes that also taste delicious.