61 Great Gifts for Your Boyfriend at Every Stage of the Relationship
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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.
How to choose a gift for your boyfriend
Everyone knows that buying gifts for men can be 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 unique 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 five-year anniversary, he’ll likely be a bit underwhelmed.
Ahead, we’ve 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. Need even more gift ideas? Here are the best gifts for husbands.
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 always has hot sauce in his bag, you can gift him an artisanal flavor.
There’s nothing cuter than a Hershey’s Kiss. Not only will these candies satisfy his sweet tooth, but they’ve also got an adorable not-so-secret meaning.
Fandango Gift Card
Make date night easier by giving your special someone a Fandango gift card. Available in a range of values, these cards are redeemable at Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike, and many other theaters. Popcorn’s on him when he takes you to see one of these best romantic movies.
CLIC Canvas iPhone Case
Is his phone case cracking at the corners? Give him a handsome fabric one that’s both stylish and durable.
Our Moments Couples Conversation Starters
Get to know each other better with this card set that includes 100 conversation starters, such as “what was the best part of your day so far?” and “what do you most look forward to about getting old?” It’s the perfect game to break out while you cook dinner or sip wine.
Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce
This is a fun gift for the boyfriend who’s always asking for extra spice. Aardvark’s Caribbean/Tex-Mex hybrid pairs nicely with all types of food from burritos and tacos to burgers and Bloody Marys.
Polo Ralph Lauren Ribbed Crew Socks
OK, hear us out: Socks make terrific gifts. Give your guy this ribbed pair to show you care that his feet stay toasty warm.
MOMA Design Store Ito 5-Piece Wood Puzzle
This colorful puzzle doubles as decor. Made by Brooklyn-based designer Yoshiaki Ito, the deceptively difficult piece includes five blocks that can only be put together one way to create a perfect rectangle.
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.
Goodee x Karst Set of 5 Woodless 2B Pencils
Upgrade his office space with these all-graphite pencils. In addition to looking much more sophisticated than your average No.2, they’re also a sustainable alternative to wood-based options.
Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
Everyone could use a yoga practice these days. WWWW’s mat is made of eco-friendly material and features a non-slip texture and 0.25-inch thickness for extra cushion.
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 game sets are some of our top picks for this relationship range.
Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Kimono Cotton Velour
A great bathrobe is a winter essential. Give him this cotton velour option so he can take his self-care routine to the next level.
Barbour Carlton Wool Blend Fleece Lined Beanie
This wool-blend and fleece-lined beanie will keep his ears warm even on the chilliest days. It comes in two classic colors—gray and camel—that will match any jacket or ensemble.
The Ultimate Game for Couples
Here’s a get-to-know-you card game that you can play with other couples. Each card features a prompt about the other person. For example, “what would I save from a burning house?” The couple that gets the most correct, wins.
AirPods Case Cover with Keychain
We get it: AirPods are easy to lose. However, once you gift him this silicone case, he’ll never misplace them again. The main reason? They can clip onto his bag or keyring.
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.
MZOO Sleep Eye Mask
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with MZOO’s 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.
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.
Jack Black – Skin Saviors Set
It’s never too late to start a skin-care routine. Jack Black’s set includes a cleanser, moisturizer, lip balm, and face buff. Plus, it’s got an average 4.7-star rating from more than 1,000 reviewers on Amazon.
Travelambo Leather Luggage Bag Case Tags
Inspire his sense of wanderlust by gifting him a set of leather luggage tags. These ones have a helpful privacy flap so no one can see his info.
NEX 6 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. NEX’s includes six slots and a clear glass lid.
Dating six months
The half-year mark is special. For this relationship category, we recommend gifts that show off how well you know your boyfriend. Is he a die-hard video game lover? Give him an unlimited Game Pass gift card. Does he have a piece of chocolate after dinner each night? A Godiva gift is a great luxury option.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
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). Fujifilm’s comes at an affordable price point; 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.
The Gym People Men’s Fleece Joggers
There’s no such thing as too many cozy sweatpants. These from The Gym People feature a fleece lining and have rave reviews on Amazon. “For about 60 percent of the cost [of Nike], these sweat pants are just as good if not better,” writes one happy customer.
Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 Month Membership
Is your guy always on top of the latest video game releases? He’ll be head over heels for this Game Pass Ultimate membership. It allows him to access more than 100 games for the Xbox console, PC, and Android. He can even play Xbox Game Studios titles the day they come out.
Hey! Play! Deluxe 7-in-1 Game Set
If your gamer prefers more traditional options, give 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, Herschel’s 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.
The Men’s Store at Bloomingdale’s Knitted Tech Gloves
Ensure you always get a text back—even on the coldest days—by giving him Bloomingdales’ knit tech gloves. They’re made of a soft cashmere blend that looks and feels luxe.
Dylan’s Candy Bar Sour Belts Tackle Box
A six-month relationship calls for a sophisticated candy. Give him a sour candy tackle box from the legendary Dylan’s Candy bar to satiate his sweet tooth.
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.
Godiva Prestige Biscuit Gift Box Collection
Not sure what to give? Godiva chocolates are always an option. This set includes the brand’s classic chocolate-covered biscuits. Delish!
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.
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 under your belt, you can totally choose pricier options without scaring off your beau. We love the idea of introducing tech items, colognes, and cookbooks to the mix.
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.
Sephora Favorites Holiday Cologne Sampler Set
Sephora’s cologne sampler includes nine of its best-selling fragrances from brands like Versace, Prada, and Gucci. The set also includes a voucher so that once he decides on his favorite, he can redeem it for a full-size bottle at no extra cost to him.
ROYCE New York Leather RFID Blocking Passport Case
The two of you have probably started planning trips together. Make sure he’s ready for anything by giving him a leather passport case. Royce’s includes cardholder slots too.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
Your back massages are his favorite, but TriggerPoint’s foam roller will ensure he can get relief even when you’re not around. The tool is great for warming up and cooling down after a tough workout.
15-Piece Sushi Making Kit
Been ordering too much sushi lately? Learn how to make it yourself! According to reviews, this 15-piece set is easy to use and includes everything you need to make delicious sushi. Plus, it makes for a fun date night activity you can do together.
LAFCO Chamomile Lavender Bar Soap
This chamomile-lavender bar soap will kick dry skin to the curb. It offers a moisturizing blend of olive oil, coconut oil, and argan oil that leaves the skin feeling soft and nourished.
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One Pan, Two Plates Cookbook
Learning to cook for two can be an adjustment—but this cookbook makes it easy. It features 70 meals that require a minimal number of ingredients and dishes. Make on once a week for a delicious date night.
100 Dates Bucket List Scratch Poster
After a year, it’s not always easy brainstorming new and creative date nights. This scratch list offers fun ideas from enjoying a picnic to attending the opera.
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.
UGG Tasman Slipper
His feet will stay cuddly and cozy in UGG’s shearling-lined slippers. With a suede upper and an EVA outsole, he can wear them both indoors and outdoors.
What I Love About You Fill-in-the-Love Book
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 a gift he’ll keep on his nightstand forever.
Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Assistant with Sound Machine and Sunrise Alarm Clock
This alarm clock does everything. It has a sound machine, a sunrise alarm, meditations, and a smart light. He can control it with soft-touch buttons or an app.
Ted Baker London Tames Mouline Polo Sweater
It wouldn’t be a men’s gift guide without a cozy sweater. This one by Ted Baker features a pullover style and a polo neckline. It’ll take him from brunch to dinner with the parents to game night in a flash.
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.
Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultimate Shave Collection
Kiehl’s limited-edition shave kit includes a face wash, shave cream, razor burn and bump relief, and moisturizer. Essentially, everything he needs to get a close shave and healthy skin.
Adidas Adilette Comfort Sport Slide
Help him nail the perfect casual look with a pair of Adidas slides. The shoes are made from Cloadfoam Plus cushioning for maximum comfort no matter how long his day gets.
Apple Airpods with Charging Case
A pair of Apple AirPods are at the top of every tech lover’s gift list. They’ll allow him to play music and talk on the phone wirelessly—need we say more?
Vilebrequin Moorea 1999 Aqua Focus Solid Swim Trunks
He’ll be dreaming of sunnier days ahead after he unwraps Vilebrequin’s vibrant swim trunks. The shorts feature a 5.5-inch inseam, a drawstring waistband, three pockets, and maximum style.
Orrefors Erik Glassware Collection
Upgrade his drinkware collection with Olle Alberius’s decanter and glasses set. He’ll put it on his bar cart faster than you can say “cheers.”
Tizo Lucite Frames
One of our favorite personalized gifts for boyfriends is a minimalist picture frame with a cute picture and love letter inside.
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 is also a great option.
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 will be off the table.
Intimacy Deck by BestSelf
After five 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 set 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.
Theragun Elite Percussive Therapy Massager
Whether he trains hard at the gym or simply has tight muscles that could use some massaging, Theragun’s device offers fast relief. It works to relieve muscle tension, soreness, and pain, and speed injury recovery. This set includes five attachments so he can target any area with ease.
Apple Watch SE
With an activity tracker, sleep tracker, Apple Pay tool, and more, the Apple Watch will optimize his life in countless little ways. Don’t be surprised if he makes you go on more walks to hit his step-count goal.
Montblanc Meisterstück Platinum-Plated Classique Ballpoint Pen
There’s nothing more luxurious than Montblanc’s Meisterstück pen. Crafted from black reside with platinum-coated rings and a platinum-coated clip, this tool will inspire him to put pen to paper more often. The best part: you can customize it (for free!) with a name or initials.
Salvatore Ferragamo Men’s Gancini Keeper Reversible Leather Belt
Leather goods make a great gift for boyfriends of five-plus years. Salvatore Ferragamo’s reversible belt features both black and tan colorways, as well as a gunmetal-tone buckle with Ferragamo’s logo.
BOSE Home Speaker 300
Speakers are a go-to gift for a reason: even if he already has one, he can always use another (because every room needs its own). The Bose 300 offers pristine sound and built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa.
Any bookworm will adore this gift. The Kindle Paperwhite features a glare-free display and a battery charge that lasts for weeks (yes, weeks). It’s also got 8 GB of space so he can download all of his favorite books, magazines, audiobooks, and more.
Longchamp Le Foulonné Bifold Wallet
Help him stay organized with Longchamp’s stamped logo leather wallet. It’s got eight card slots, two bill slots, and two pockets to hold all his essentials in a stylish way.
Red Wing Iron Ranger Cap Toe Boot
These shoes are so good they even made our list of the best winter boots for men. Created for miners and worn by soldiers in WWII, the boots are built to last. Plus, they’ve got a Goodyear welt so you can re-sole them for life.
TIMEX Harborside Multifunction Bracelet Watch, 42mm
One of the most traditional 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 just under $100.