The 50 Best Gifts for Every Type of Boyfriend of 2022

We rounded up an eclectic range of presents to suit any guy, from personalized mementos to practical everyday accessories.

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Best Gifts for Every Type of Boyfriend

Amazon

Finding a gift for your boyfriend is no easy feat—and it’s even more nebulous when you have to factor in how long you’ve been dating, your budget, and his interests. While the formulaic whiskey glasses, beard kit, or sports gear might be great for some men, gift giving isn’t one-size-fits-all. 

To select an unforgettable gift, tailor it to your beau’s hobbies, whether it be whipping up gourmet dinners or embarking on a weekend adventure. “I will say that the key to good gift giving is really knowing the person,” says Jodi Smith, president and owner of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “Think about your boyfriend’s likes, hobbies, interests, and tastes. Think about when he is happy, what he enjoys doing with his free time.”

Here's our list of inspired gifts for any occasion, from practical everyday accessories to luxe personalized mementos.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable

Amazon

Whether he has serious old-school nostalgia or an extensive record collection waiting to spin, this U-Turn Audio record player will be a welcome addition to his home-audio setup. To make this gift even more personal you can give the gift with a new record to add to his collection. 

Price at time of publish: $329

Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

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Withings Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch

Amazon

This smart watch from Withings masters hi-tech health monitoring and sleek design simultaneously. It features heart rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep monitoring, app connectivity, and an impressive 25-day battery life, so the guy in your life is guaranteed to make good use of this gift. 

Price at time of publish: $180

Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

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Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

Amazon

Give your boyfriend headphones that create the perfect soundscape. The Jabra Elite 85h blocks out all distractions and helps him tune into his favorite playlists, podcasts, or phone calls in stunning clarity. The impressive battery life can last from a busy morning commute to bedtime with no charging required. 

Price at time of publish: $250

Theragun Elite Massage Gun

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Therabody TheraGun Elite

Amazon

An at-home, deep tissue massage is the perfect gift for any man—and with the help of the Theragun Elite, relaxation is perpetually within arms reach. The five attachments can pinpoint the entire body, while 40 pounds of force release tension and promote circulation. 

Price at time of publish: $399

Yeti Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler

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Yeti M20 Soft Backpack Cooler

Amazon

From beach hangs to impromptu picnics, the Yeti Hopper M20 Backpack Cooler will equip him with ice-cold drinks for any adventure. We even tested this cooler in our Lab, and found it to be comfortable, effective, and well-designed. This ultra-portable cooler can carry 18 cans or 26 pounds of ice, making this an ideal gift if your guy is the life of the party.

Price at time of publish: $325

Mark & Graham Graham Leather Overnighter

Mark & Graham Leather

Mark and Graham

Plan for your next weekend away together with this contemporary overnight bag from Mark & Graham. And for a more personal touch, you can opt for a foil monogram or blind debossing with his name or initials. 

Price at time of publish: $349

Bombas Men's Merino Wool Adventure Calf Sock 4-Pack

Bombas Merino Wool Adventure Calf Sock 4-Pack

Bombas

Whoever created the cliche around gifting socks was seriously mistaken—they're a cozy and practical gift that your boyfriend will use daily. These merino wool socks are simultaneously warm and moisture-wicking, making them a reliable pair for everything from running errands to hiking. 

Price at time of publish: $84

De'Longhi Stilosa Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine

Amazon

If your beau is an espresso connoisseur, this manual machine from De’Longhi can brew barista-worthy lattes, cappuccinos, and flat whites (or just a plain, rich espresso if that’s more his speed). It’s also much more budget-friendly compared to higher-end models, while still serving up delicious espresso.

Price at time of publish: $156

Aesop Woody & Warm Aromatics Set

Aesop Woody & Warm Aromatics Set

Aesop

If your man is all for luxe self care, this Aesop Woody & Warm Aromatics Set will be the perfect addition to his bathroom lineup. It includes the brand’s Deodorant, Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, and Resolute Hydrating Body Balm, all of which are scented with hints of smoke, earth, wood, and pepper. 

Price at time of publish: $117

Patagonia Fisherman's Rolled Beanie

Patagonia Fisherman's Rolled Beanie

Patagonia

Beanies are in, and this pick from Patagonia comes in eight colorways to suit your boyfriend's style. It’s also made with 100 percent recycled yarn and is Fair Trade Certified, so you can feel extra good about this purchase.

Price at time of publish: $39

Monos Metro Backpack

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Monos Metro Backpack

Monos

For everything from his daily commute to weekend getaways, this polished backpack from Monos is an accessory worth adding to your boyfriend's closet. It features a privacy compartment, waterproof finish, and laptop sleeve for an overall functional yet sleek design. 

Price at time of publish: $200

L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Slippers, Venetian

L.L. Bean Men's Wicked Good Slippers, Venetian

L.L. Bean

These classic L.L. Bean slippers will envelop his feet in a layer of cozy shearling and sheepskin, making them an ideal gift for the dedicated homebody or work-from-home extraordinaire. They’re available in four colors to suit any style, and will pair perfectly with his favorite robe.

Price at time of publish: $89

Kiehl’s Ultimate Shave Collection

Kiehl’s Ultimate Shave Collection

Nordstrom

Give the gift of luxurious self-care with this shaving set from Kiehl’s. It includes an energizing face wash, shave cream, razor burn and bump relief, and moisturizer, so he can easily take his grooming routine to the next level.

Price at time of publish: $51

Trade Coffee Gift Subscription

Trade Coffee Gift Coffee Subscription

Trade Coffee

Your man will never run out of his favorite roast again with this coffee subscription service from Trade Coffee. You pick the number of bags per order (ranging from 2-24), and then he’ll take a coffee matching quiz to get his personalized matches. If he loves it, he can continue the subscription on his own! 

Price at time of publish: From $40

Parachute Men's Organic Cotton Pant

Parachute Men's Organic Cotton Pant

Parachute

Make his lazy days even cozier with the addition of these lounge pants from Parachute. They’re made of 100 percent organic cotton and feature an elastic drawstring waistband and pockets for ultimate comfort. You can also grab the matching Organic Cotton Tee to complete the set.

Price at time of publish: $74

Fellow Carter Move Mug + Slide-Lock Lid

Fellow Carter Move Mug + Slide-lock Lid

Fellow

A gift that makes his day-to-day better is always practical—and shows you know just what he needs. The Carter Move Mug has a slide lock lid for easy sipping on the go, while the ceramic coating and double wall vacuum will keep his drink of choice warm (or cold) for up to six hours. 

Price at time of publish: From $30

NOMU 24-Piece Variety Set of Spices, Herbs, Chilis, Salts and Seasoning Blends

NOMU 24-Piece Variety Set of Spices, Herbs, Chilis, Salts and Seasoning Blends

Amazon

This 24-piece spice kit is a must-have for any at-home chef or cooking aficionado who wants to kick his go-to recipes up a notch. The array of aromatics, seasoned salts, and dried herbs will equip his spice rack with everything it needs for the foreseeable future. 

Price at time of publish: $64

Calpak Hue Toiletry Bag

Hue Toiletry Bag, Moss

Calpak

If your boyfriend is always on the go, give him a durable toiletry bag that will accompany him on his next adventure. With a four-liter capacity, this pouch can fit all his essentials, from skincare to grooming tools. 

Price at time of publish: $58

Coyuchi Unisex Organic Waffle Robe

Coyuchi Organic Waffle Robe

Amazon

For the perfect fusion of comfort and sophistication, turn to this snuggly Organic Waffle Robe from Coyuchi, which comes in five flattering shades. Lighter in weight than a typically terry cloth robe yet still supremely cozy, this robe is made with 100 percent organic cotton and will take his loungewear up a notch. 

Price at time of publish: From $128

We’re Not Really Strangers Couples Edition Card Game

We’re Not Really Strangers Couples Edition Card Game

Amazon

No matter what stage your relationship is in, this couple's card game can take it to the next level. With 150 questions and wild cards, this gift will prompt you to dig deep and get to know your S.O. even better. 

Price at time of publish: $21

Mixology & Craft 15-Piece Bartender Kit

Mixology & Craft 15-Piece Bartender Kit

Amazon

This 15-piece bar set includes all the tools he needs to make unique at-home cocktails. Whether your boyfriend is an aspiring mixologist or an impressive host, a bartending kit is a gift that will come in handy for years to come. 

Price at time of publish: $55

Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe BBQ Grill Tool Set

Cuisinart 20-Piece Deluxe BBQ Grill Tool Set

Amazon

Bona fide grill experts will revel at this deluxe 20-piece grill set, which includes sleek stainless steel tools worthy of his next barbecue creation. It comes with a chef’s spatula, grill tongs, digital temperature fork, silicone basting brush, four pairs of corn holders, five skewers, and a cleaning brush with an extra brush head.

Price at time of publish: $60

MoMA Design Store Colorful Backgammon Set

MoMA Design Store Colorful Backgammon Set

West Elm

Any board game fanatic will enjoy unwrapping this artfully designed backgammon set from the MoMA Design Store. This beechwood set can go from game night to decorative display in a snap, thanks to the colorful designs featured both inside and out.  

Price at time of publish: $115

New York Times Custom Birthday Book

new-york-times-birthday-book

Uncommon Goods

Commemorate your boyfriend’s special day with a custom book that features front pages from The New York Times every year since he was born. This memento gives a look at history through a personalized lens—and can double as a unique coffee table book. 

Price at time of publish: From $100

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set

Amazon

Enhance the taste of his favorite at-home spirits with this French-designed set from Peugeot. The unique hand-blown glass releases the aroma while cutting out alcohol burn, and the metal base chills his drink of choice to a cool 45 degrees without any ice dilution. 

Price at time of publish: $38

Harry’s Full Skin Care Suite

Harry’s Full Skin Care Suite

Harry's

Even boyfriends who rely on a 3-in-1 wash for all their personal grooming needs can make sense of the Skin Care Suite from Harry’s. The face toner, exfoliating wash, blemish treatment, hydrating night lotion, brightening eye cream, and daily SPF can instantly transform his skin and self-care routine. 

Price at time of publish: $51

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Nano

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Anova Culinary Precision Cooker Nano

Amazon

If your boyfriend fancies himself a chef and loves to whip up a gourmet dinner, opt for a luxe kitchen tool he doesn’t already have in his arsenal. The Anova Precision Cooker Nano cooks fish, meat, vegetables, and eggs to the perfect temperature and consistency

Price at time of publish: $149

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook

Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook

Amazon

Any avid writer or planner will adore the Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook. Unlike a regular notebook, this device can sync his notes and to-do lists to just about any cloud service, making it easy to get organized. 

Price at time of publish: $35

Global Classic Chef's Knife

Global Classic Chef's Knife, 6, 8, or 10-inch

Williams Sonoma

If your S.O. is getting acquainted with the kitchen, the most versatile and practical gift you can buy him is this high-carbon stainless steel chef’s knife. The stamped blade resists corrosion and wear, so it will be a staple tool in his kitchen for years to come. 

Price at time of publish: From $105

Lightning Design Store Personalized Leather Journal

Lightning Design Personalized Leather Journal

Etsy

A personal flourish to your gift makes it all the more special, and making an impression doesn’t have to break the bank. You can customize this rustic leather journal with his initials, favorite quote, or logo.  

Price at time of publish: From $65

Oakley Holbrook XL Sunglasses

Oakley Holbrook XL Sunglasses

Amazon

These classic sunnies look good on just about everyone—your boyfriend included. They come in 21 colorways with polarized and non-polarized options, so you can select the style that best suits your partner. 

Price at time of publish: $162

Everlast Omniflex Freestanding Heavy Bag

OmniFlex Free Standing Heavy Bag

Amazon

For the fitness fanatic who already has everything, opt for this Everlast punching bag. The adjustable height, soft foam chamber, and sturdy base of this heavy bag will make for a welcome addition to his existing home gym or workout regimen.

 Price at time of publish: $156

Chanel Bleu de Chanel

Bleu de Chanel

Sephora

This universally beloved cologne has a woody, aromatic scent, with notes of grapefruit, dry cedar, and sandalwood. Whether he already has an array of colognes or this will be his first scent, Bleu de Chanel is worthy of a spot in his fragrance lineup. 

Price at time of publish: From $90

Flamingo Estate Climbing Tuscan Rosemary Candle

Flamingo Estate Climbing Tuscan Rosemary Candle

Amazon

Candles are a quintessentially romantic gift, ideal for Valentine’s Day, stocking stuffers, or housewarming presents. This pick from Flamingo Estate is made from vegetable-based wax and comes in scents like Climbing Tuscan Rosemary, Roma Heirloom Tomato, and Adriatic Muscatel Sage—all subtle fragrances that create a wonderfully aromatic space. 

Price at time of publish: $55

Bearaby Cotton Napper

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Bearaby Cotton Napper

West Elm

For the boyfriend who loves snuggling up on the couch, this sumptuous weighted blanket will make your next movie night indefinitely comfier. You can choose from four different weights and five color options—experts recommend choosing the option that’s roughly 10 percent of the user’s body weight. 

Price at time of publish: From $199

Outland Living Deluxe Propane Gas Fire Pit

Propane Gas Fire Pit

Amazon

Whether your boyfriend is a camping maestro or backyard entertainer, this smokeless propane gas fire pit will be a welcome addition to his outdoor gear. This pick can be used year-round, from summer getaways to winter nights around the fire. 

Price at time of publish: $150

Gifted Gold Custom Album Poster

Gifted Gold Custom Album Poster

Etsy

Turn your boyfriend’s favorite song, album, or artist into a piece of stylish personalized wall art he’ll cherish. This custom gift is an affordable option that still has a personal touch to make it memorable. 

Price at time of publish: From $25

Blue Caretta Studio Personalized Olive Wood Serving Tray

Blue Caretta Studio Personalized Olive Wood Serving Tray

Etsy

This handmade Olive Wood Serving Tray is an elegant gift for the refined boyfriend—he can serve up artfully displayed charcuterie and hors d'oeuvres, or hang it in the kitchen as an accent. You can amp up this present with a custom engraving to commemorate an anniversary or birthday. 

Price at time of publish: From $165

Royce New York RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet

 ROYCE New York Leather RFID-Blocking ID Flap Bifold Wallet

Royce New York

For the stylish yet utilitarian boyfriend, opt for this sleek leather wallet from Royce, which comes in nine colorways. The RFID-blocking technology, bi-fold design, and ID flap window are convenient and durable enough for daily use. 

Price at time of publish: $99

GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof Action Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black Live Streaming Action Camera

Best Buy

Outdoor sports enthusiasts and adventurers can capture each moment with the help of the waterproof GoPro Hero8 Camera. It takes stunning HDR photos and video, live streams in 1080P, and has advanced features like voice control, face recognition, GPS, and night mode. 

Price at time of publish: $290

Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set

Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set

Brooklinen

Sumptuous, soft sheets make a dreamy addition to any bed, and this cashmere set from Brooklinen is almost guaranteed to ensure he has sweet dreams. Whether he’s in serious need of a bedding makeover or loves the finer things in life, these sheets will be a well-used and well-loved gift. 

Price at time of publish: $309 for queen

Uncommon Goods Baseball Stadium Blueprints

Uncommon Goods Baseball Stadium Blueprints

Uncommon Goods

If he’s a devoted baseball fan, opt for a personalized Baseball Stadium Blueprint to harken back to his favorite game or hometown stadium. You can choose between just the print or a simple black poplar frame to display his MLB affection. 

Price at time of publish: From $85

Nicolas Vahe Ultimate Pasta Night Set

Nicolas Vahé Ultimate Pasta Night Set

Terrain

While it’s no trip to Italy, this Pasta Night Set from chef Nicolas Vahé may be the next best thing. If you prefer to give an experience rather than an item, this kit sets the stage for a romantic night of cooking and dining, and includes tagliatelle nests, tomato sauce with ricotta cheese and basil, basil and parmesan pesto, tomato and black olive bruschetta, and a fine cheese grater. 

Price at time of publish: $98

Perry Ellis Baroque Cuff Links & Stud Set

Perry Ellis Baroque Cuff Links & Stud Set

Macy's

Level up his classic suit and tie with these ornamental Baroque Cuff Links from Perry Ellis. Whether he already enjoys refined formalwear or needs a nudge in the right direction, these cuffs can go with any suit or office attire. 

Price at time of publish: $50

Hoka Men's Mach 4 Everyday Training Shoes

Hoka Men's Mach 4 Everyday Training Shoes

Hoka

If your boyfriend is always on the run, opt for these ultra-lightweight, responsive kicks from Hoka. These sneakers come in seven unique colorways and are made with breathable mesh and a rubberized outsole to elevate his everyday jog. 

Price at time of publish: $130

Pottery Barn Personalized Silver-Plated Grosgrain Ribbon Mat Frame

Pottery Barn Personalized Silver-Plated Grosgrain Ribbon Mat Frame

Pottery Barn

Memorialize your favorite photos together in this modish frame from Pottery Barn, which includes an option to add a monogram or name. It’s perfect for decorating an office space, or if you’re long-distance.

Price at time of publish: From $50

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Amazon

Whether your S.O. is a dedicated camper or picnic-goer, the Wise Owl Hammock will take his relaxation up a notch. Bonus: It’s built for two, so you can doze off together underneath the stars. 

Price at time of publish: From $30

Fleur Designs Latitude & Longitude Bottle Opener Keychain

Fleur Designs Latitude & Longitude Bottle Opener Keychain

Etsy

Sentimental gifts don't need to be expensive. This handy bottle opener can be personalized with coordinates significant to your boyfriend, whether it be his hometown, where you first met, or where you live—and it’s surprisingly affordable. 

Price at time of publish: From $23

The Sill Snake Plant Laurentii

The Sill Snake Plant Laurentii

The Sill

Greenery adds vibrancy and life to any space, which makes this snake plant from The Sill a great choice if your boyfriend just moved to a new space. Plus, this particular plant is easy to care for and keep alive, so he should have no trouble even if he’s a plant novice. 

Price at time of publish: From $38

Callaway Golf Launch Zone Hitting Mat

Callaway Golf Launch Zone Hitting Mat

Walmart

Bring the green to him with the Callaway Hitting Mat. Your golf-loving BF can practice his swing just about anywhere with this durable turf and included tee. 

Price at time of publish: $29

Questions You Might Ask

What is the best gift for a boyfriend?

The best gift for your boyfriend is one specially tailored to his hobbies, interests, and personality. Smith recommends using what you know about him to find a memorable and personalized gift. “Does he enjoy surprises? Events? Crowds? Nature? Spicy foods? Sports? Is he a trendsetter or someone who carves his own path?” she asks. “The better you know the person, the easier it is to decide on a gift.” 

What is the best anniversary gift for a boyfriend?

An anniversary is an ideal opportunity to give him something specific to your relationship—whether it be an elegant overnight bag for your next trip together or his favorite photo framed and ready to hang. “The longer the relationship, the more the budget may expand,” Smith says. “For gifts, it’s not the amount that matters—it truly is the amount of thought you put into the gift,” says Smith.

What is a creative gift for a boyfriend?

Escape the common pitfalls of gift-giving with a creative gift that will stand the test of time. Creative gifts can include personalized items or specialty presents that correlate to his favorite pastime or hobby. You can also opt for an experiential gift, like a home cooking kit for a romantic evening at home. 

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Quinn Gawronski, associate commerce editor for Real Simple, who has three years of experience writing and editing product reviews and roundups. To compile this eclectic list, she scoured the internet for unique, useful, personalized, and thoughtful gifts, while being mindful to select both affordable and luxury items that can suit a variety of budgets (and relationships). She also spoke to Jodi Smith, president and owner of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting, for expert advice.

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