50 Best Gifts for Your Boyfriend at Every Stage of the Relationship
When it comes to best gifts for your boyfriend, we've got you covered whether you've been together for six months or six years.
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Everyone knows that buying gifts for men is tough—and when that man is your boyfriend, it can be even tougher. Not only do you want to find something he’ll adore, but you also want to find the right gift for the stage of your relationship. If you buy him a pricy tech gift for your first Christmas together, it could read as too much too soon. On the flip side, if you buy him a chocolate bar for your two-year anniversary, he’ll likely be underwhelmed.
We found the best gift ideas for boyfriends for every stage of the relationship, from the honeymoon stage to the planning-the-honeymoon stage. Whether you’re looking for a personalized gift or a last-minute gift, we’ve got you covered.
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Dating less than one month
Congrats, you’ve started a new relationship! When choosing a gift for your boyfriend, you’ll want to opt for something personal and (most likely) inexpensive. We recommend handwritten cards, cute candies and small items that show you pay attention to the details. For example, if he’s always reaching for hot sauce on dates, gift him an artisanal flavor.
Godiva Truffle Flight
Who wouldn’t want a truffle flight? Subtle and oh-so-delicious, these Godiva chocolates are a thoughtful (and yummy) way to show you care one month in, without investing too much too soon.
We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game
A gift that helps you naturally strengthen your connection with your boo? Check! We’re Not Really Strangers is a connection-building card game that is all about getting to know your significant other on a deeper level.
I got this card game for me and my long-distance boo just one month into the relationship, and it helped us understand core attributes about one another (think: family life, personal goals, etc.). More than one year in, we love this game so much that we’ve made it a tradition to play every few months to keep the connection strong.
Truff Hot Sauce
This is a fun gift for the boyfriend who’s always asking for extra spice or trying new flavors. Truff hot sauce fits the bill with its assortment of truffle-infused toppings. Your guy will love treating his tastebuds to black truffle-infused hot and hotter sauces and white truffle-infused hot sauce.
OK, hear us out: Socks make terrific gifts. Give your guy these Bombas socks to keep his feet cozy all winter long. For every pair sold, Bombas donates a pair of socks to homeless shelters, making it a holiday gift that gives back.
Whether your new boo loves camping, tailgating or soaking up the outdoors in their backyard, these fun drink flannels are guaranteed to put a smile on his face. Pair it with his favorite six-pack for an extra thoughtful gift. They’re a funny gag gift for the family, too.
Death Wish Whole Bean Dark Roast Coffee
Are the two of you always trying out the newest coffee shops? Give him Death Wish’s luxe dark roast beans. The smooth blend features subtle notes of cherry and chocolate. When you’re ready to take it to the next level, consider these gifts for coffee lovers.
Urban Map Glass
Gift him a piece of his favorite city with this urban map glass. Whiskey, beer and cocktail drinkers alike will appreciate this custom-looking glassware.
Personalized Candy Jar
When in doubt, opt for something sweet. This personalized candy jar is among the best gifts for boyfriend types with a major sweet tooth or hankering for a little treat every now and then. Fill it with their favorite guilty pleasure for a sweet gift he’s sure to devour.
Dating three months
Once you’ve made it to three months, you have a few more gifting options. However, we still recommend staying at a medium-low price point. Hats, sleep masks, pajamas and skincare are some of our top picks for the best boyfriend gifts three months in.
There’s a reason this water bottle is all over the internet. It’s durable, holds 40 ounces, comes with a straw and is complete with a sturdy handle. As if it could get better, the color options or endless.
This Christmas gift for your boyfriend strikes the perfect balance of treating him without dishing out the big bucks for your new-ish relationship. This high-quality find would also make an excellent gift for a girlfriend.
Barbour Carlton Wool Blend Fleece Lined Beanie
This wool-blend and fleece-lined beanie keeps his ears warm even on the chilliest days. It matches any winter ensemble and style.
Le Labo Shaving Cream
Luxury fragrance brand Le Labo is known for its intoxicating scents. Make his morning routine an aromatic experience by gifting him this shaving cream that smells like bergamot, lavender, violet and tonka bean. The formula includes chamomile to soothe the skin and coconut to nourish it.
Everyone could use a yoga practice these days. This mat is made of eco-friendly material and features a non-slip texture and 0.25-inch thickness for extra cushion.
Sleep Eye Mask
When in doubt, turn to Amazon Prime gifts. Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with this contoured cup sleep mask. The mask puts no pressure on the eyes and effectively blocks light whether he’s on a red-eye flight, meditating in his office or heading off to dreamland.
Peanut butter whiskey is always a good idea. Whiskey-loving boyfriends will love this flavor-packed alcohol gift. Pair it with some fun shot glasses while you’re at it. This stuff is ideal for drinking on its own—just a little at a time, of course.
Jack Black Skin Saviors Set
It’s never too late to start a skin-care routine. Jack Black’s Skin Saviors set includes a cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm and face buff. With over 4,800 five-star Amazon ratings, shoppers love this skincare go-to for keeping skin moisturized, cleansed and supple in winter months.
Six-Slot Leather Watch Box Display Case
Sure, you might not have been dating long enough to give him a watch—but you can certainly give him a watch display case. This one includes six slots and a clear glass lid. It’s a thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank.
Dating six months
The half-year mark is special. For this relationship category, we recommend gifts for boyfriends that show off how well you know him. Is he always snapping pics? Gift him a polaroid camera. What about hosting game night? Go for a table tennis set.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
File this under gifts for photographers. An instant camera will help the two of you take photos in a new and exciting way (and make sure you actually get them developed). This Fujifilm instant camera comes at an affordable price point, so you’ll also want to give him a few rolls of film.
Bonus: For next year’s gift, you can make him a custom scrapbook that showcases all your memories.
Free Fly Bamboo Men’s Fleece Jogger
Upgrade his loungewear with these bamboo fleece joggers from Free Fly. With three color options and an inclusive size range, they’ll become his new favorite pant in no time.
100 Dates Scratch Off Poster
Everyone needs date inspiration every now and then, and this 100 dates scratch off poster is a fun-filled gift for him—and you. It’s packed with 100 adventures to enjoy in the new year.
Hey! Play! Deluxe 7-in-1 Game Set
If your gamer prefers more traditional options, gift him this seven-in-one game set that includes chess, backgammon, checkers, cribbage, dominos, cards and poker dice. That way, you can switch things up every date night.
Herschel Supply Co. Settlement Backpack
Whether he’s going back to school or back to the office, this Herschel bag will help him do it in style. It has adjustable padded straps, an exterior zip pocket and an interior sleeve to hold his laptop.
Montblanc Lined Notebook
Writers and journalers will appreciate Montblanc’s Saffiano leather notebook. It’s got lined pages so he can stay neat and a ribbon bookmark so he can keep his place.
Pro Spin Table Tennis Set
Does he love entertaining friends? What about playing upbeat games? This all-in-one table tennis set is a smart Christmas gift idea for people who are impossible to shop for, including boyfriends. It’s stocked with four paddles, six ping-pong balls and a table tennis net.
L.L.Bean Men’s Scotch Plaid Flannel Pajamas
Cozy winter date nights call for matching PJs—and this flannel set from L.L. Bean fits the bill. He’ll wear them every night (and possibly even day) when there’s a slight chill in the air.
Urban Accents Popcorn Kernels and Seasoning
With three types of popcorn and four seasoning blends, Urban Accent’s gift set makes movie night a breeze. As the finishing touch on this gift, let him pick the film for movie night.
Dating one year
Making it to your one-year anniversary is a major milestone—and you’ll want to level up your gifts. With 365 days (and then some) under your belt, you can totally choose pricier options without scaring off your beau. We love the idea of introducing tech items and colognes into the mix.
Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Kimono Cotton Velour
A luxe bathrobe is a winter essential. Give him this cotton velour option from Polo Ralph Lauren to take his self-care routine to the next level.
Long Distance Kiss Cup
This one’s for the long-distance boos. Gift him something that’ll make it feel like you’re there even when you’re not, like this custom kiss mug. Personalize it with a handwritten message and Uncommon Goods will turn it into a beautiful keepsake. They even print your smooch onto the rim, in your lip shade of choice. How cute!
Larq Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
Reusable water bottles can get real dirty, real fast. Larq’s self-cleaning option activates a purifying UV light every two hours so he can stay hydrated in the healthiest way possible. It’s a go-to gift for campers, too.
Royce New York Leather RFID Blocking Passport Case
Here’s one of the best gifts for boyfriends who love to travel. Make sure he’s ready for anything by gifting him a leather passport case. Royce’s includes cardholder slots, and it’s RFID blocking.
Ugg Tasman Slipper
His feet will stay cozy in Ugg’s shearling-lined slippers. With a suede upper and an EVA outsole, he can wear them both indoors and outdoors.
Sushi Making Kit
Been ordering too much sushi lately? Make it a DIY date night with this sushi-making kit. It includes all the bells and whistles for whipping up your favorite rolls—minus the ingredients.
Dr. Squatch Star Wars Soap
Dr. Squatch makes some of the best-smelling soaps for men, and its pop culture collections make a fun gift. This Star Wars bundle is ideal for your favorite Jedi. They’ll kick off their day with a Wisdom Wash and Only Hope Soap and opt for a Dark Side Scrub and Ruthless Rinse when they’re feeling edgy.
Courant Charging Station
Let’s be real. He’s probably got a lot of tech devices these days, but how good are his organization methods? Help him wrangle all the odds and ends with this seamless charging station. It charges his phone, AirPods and Apple watch while keeping his wallet and keys near. BRB we’re adding this to all of our white elephant gift lists.
One Pan, Two Plates Cookbook
Learning to cook for two is an adjustment—but this cookbook makes it easy. It features 70 meals that require a minimal number of ingredients and dishes. Make one once a week for a delicious date night.
Dating one to three years
Being together between one and three years allows you to give more extravagant gifts. We also like adding personal touches that show your special someone you haven’t forgotten those early-relationship butterflies.
Custom Candle Kit
Want to really warm his heart? Opt for a custom candle kit. Pro tip: Pick a scent that reminds you of him for an extra thoughtful Christmas gift for your boyfriend. He’ll receive all the goodies for filling his jar.
What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Love Book
Need a stocking stuffer idea? It doesn’t get much sweeter than this fill-in-the-blank love letter. The book includes prompts such as “you deserve the ___ award” and “you have the greatest taste in ___.” It’s one of those affordable Christmas gifts that has a whole lot of heart.
Hatch Restore Alarm Clock
There’s nothing ordinary about this sunrise alarm clock. It has a sound machine, a sunrise alarm, meditations and a smart light. He can control it with soft-touch buttons or an app.
L.L. Bean Fleece Pullover
It wouldn’t be a boyfriend gift guide without a cozy pullover. This one by L.L. Bean features a pullover style and a sleek yet rugged exterior. This timeless capsule piece is a cold-weather staple he’ll be happy to have until summer rolls around.
Ohom Ui Mug & Warmer Set
There’s nothing worse than cold coffee. Help him avoid that unfortunate fate with OHOM’s mug and warmer set. Our favorite part? The warming base doubles as a wireless phone charger.
AirPods Max Wireless Headphones
Upgrade his music-listening experience this Christmas with the ever-popular AirPods Max headphones. Noise-cancelling and oh-so-sleek, they deliver superb sound whether he’s putting in long hours at work or traveling. Find more gifts for music lovers.
Tizo Lucite Frames
One of our favorite personalized gifts for boyfriend types who appreciate the little things is a minimalist picture frame with a cute picture and love letter inside. This chic pick from Tizo will warm his heart when paired with a picture of the two of you.
Dating five+ years
At this point in your relationship, you’ve probably given each other some pretty impressive gifts. Nothing is off the table here. Opt for a sweet custom gift or a larger tech piece or fashion accessory. A cool experience gift—or gifting experiences—is also a great option.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription
At this stage in the relationship, it’s definitely safe to gift a subscription food gift. A coffee subscription is truly the gift that keeps on giving, and this one from Atlas Coffee Club is sure to indulge his tastebuds. Every month, he’ll look forward to sipping a new coffee from a new origin and will be greeted with a postcard from the location. Plus, you can personalize it to his coffee preferences, like if he enjoys pour-over coffee, espresso or cold brew.
Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Device
Your back massages may be his favorite, but this Theragun massager ensures he can get relief even when you’re not around. With four different attachments, this massage gun is ideal for boyfriends who love working out or playing high-intensity sports. Or ones who are obsessed with the latest and greatest gadgets.
Sure, a regular puzzle might not be a super sexy gift for boyfriends. But a custom photo puzzle? Now that’s thoughtful. Ravensburger lets you create custom photo puzzles with the click of a button. Choose your favorite couple photo and make it a date night with a bottle of wine. Then, frame the completed creation for a sentimental piece of art. In case you’re looking for a gift for a duo in love, here are our top gift picks for couples.
Crafthouse by Fortessa 4-Piece Shaker Set
This four-piece shaker set is a gift for him, sure—but it also means you’ll receive a higher quantity of artisanal cocktails. It comes with a shaker, strainer, jigger and mudder. No cocktail recipe is off the table.
Smoky Cocktails Class
Now that he’s got brand new mixology gear, gift him the ultimate cocktail-making experience. But not just any cocktail-making class, a smoky cocktail class. He’ll learn the art of surefire cocktails alongside Brooklyn bartender, Matt Levy, in a virtual class. This experience is topped off with an included glass topper cocktail smoker so he can keep the creations coming.
Intimacy Deck by BestSelf
After five-plus years, it’s safe to say the two of you know each other pretty well. However, there’s always room for growth—and questions you might not have thought to ask. This intimacy-building card deck includes 150 conversation starters in five categories: past, relationship, intimacy, about you, life and random. Answer a card or two before bed to keep the spark alive.
Leave it to Away for the best luggage for frequent jet setters—or wanderlust-filled adventurers. Gift him this long-lasting carry-on and plan a fun getaway so he can look forward to packing it full. We love the flex-style of this carry-on that’s stocked with extra storage for items he didn’t plan for.
Personalized Cutting Board
Gifts for boyfriend types who love to cook? Check! This wood cutting board takes his meal prep to the next level and doubles as a stunning serving board when entertaining guests. Amazon handmade gifts are always a good idea for supporting small businesses.
Timex Harborside Multifunction Bracelet Watch, 42mm
One of the most traditional yet stunning gifts you can give your S.O.? A watch, of course. However, it doesn’t have to break the bank. Timex’s silvertone option is classic and timeless and comes in at a little over $100.
Additional reporting by Julianna LaBianca.
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