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In a year already marked by celebrating his birthday and anniversary, the best holiday gift for your boyfriend may seem like a full-fledged mission.
And, while some gals can never have too many pieces of jewelry, a lot of guys — generally speaking, of course! — seem content with one quality watch and a pair of their favorite sneakers.
However, the jolliest time of the year is just around the corner, so we curated a list to get you prepared: Check out our picks for the 60 best holiday gifts to consider for your boyfriend, from cozy wear-all-day slippers to incredible bomber jackets. Plus, I pulled a few hot-ticket items I gifted my guy throughout our relationship for some options we both still recommend to others IRL.
Now, all you have to do is shop, save on the best Black Friday deals we know about so far and wrap that perfect gift to place under your Christmas tree this season. Not to mention, some of these items make wonderful Valentine’s Day gifts to order ahead of time.
New Balance’s Impact Run Short Sleeve is a quality workout top to gift your boyfriend. Plus, it comes in five great colors for a Monday to Friday workout schedule.
My boyfriend always keeps a Yeti in his car cup holder because it keeps your drink so cold for hours. Not to mention, the Yeti Rambler makes a perfect $20 gift.
Have you had a Netflix & Chill night with your boyfriend watching Squid Game? If so, the show’s Alarm Clock features the “Red Light, Green Light” doll that shoots a pellet at you to wake you up.
I gifted my boyfriend a Daniel Wellington watch for his birthday and it looks sharp and, arguably, the brand has one of the most timeless collections of watches — pun totally intended.
Plus, Daniel Wellington made the cut in our favorite watches to shop from Nordstrom this holiday season.
Your boyfriend can never have too many shoes. Gift him the Adidas NMD R1 Primeblue Shoes for an investment-worthy present to open on the holiday.
Oh, the Alpha Industries MA-1 Men’s Quilted Bomber Jacket is sharp, sophisticated and in a decadent army green color that will match with virtually any outfit in the winter.
If your boyfriend is a booze drinker, consider gifting him this less-than-$25 Insulated Whisky Glass that comes in a stainless steel sleeve to keep it chilled while y’all are chilling.
The new Brooklinen Slippers are ultra-plush, have a seasonally cute plaid print and will be your boyfriend’s new house shoes this winter.
Why not gift him a personalized AirPods case to match his leather wallet? For just less than $30, it’s a unique piece of tech he’ll unwrap.
Ideal for anyone on your list, this six-pack of Calvin Klein Athletic Ankle Socks is simply the gift that keeps on giving. After all, you can never have too many.
Let’s be real — if you gift your boyfriend these plush Champion Powerblend Fleece Joggers, you know you’ll be stealing them, too. In other words, it’s a gift for yourself.
As a comfy staple, gift your boyfriend this Classic Crewneck Sweatshirt from L.L.Bean that comes in six moody tones for the colder months.
How adorable are these Cold Beer Coats? Uncommon Goods is certainly serving up the stay-warm feel with these cold-ready coozies that’ll make your boyfriend smile.
If your boyfriend is a lover of any iced coffee known to man, elevate his caffeine game with the Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe — helping him to become a barista at home.
This Wireless Charging Station is great for anyone on your list. With slots to charge your phone, AirPods and smartwatch, it’s great if your boyfriend is all about the Apple products.
Does it seem like your boyfriend has everything? Well, if he’s a beer drinker, he’ll appreciate this thoughtful Craft Beer Club Subscription that delivers unique blends for less than $45.
This gift guide would be incomplete without a mention of a sentimental gift, surely. The Create Your Own Reel Viewer takes you back in time to reflect on some of your fondest memories together — memories you can always click and look back at.
My boyfriend and I love playing Cornhole any chance we’re outside and trust me when I tell you, this Classic Cornhole Set will make an iconic $100 gift for your boyfriend this year. And, it’ll come super handy for any backyard bash.
I’ve yet to hear of someone who doesn’t like receiving a blanket. The Gravity Blanket is one of the best weighted blankets around — and it’s a gift that’ll have your boyfriend praising for years.
OK, it’s time to whip out one of the most practical gifts for your boyfriend this year. If he loves the humble breakfast sandwich, he’ll go nuts for this single-serve Breakfast Sandwich Maker from Hamilton Beach.
I gifted my brother this Herschel Novel Duffel Bag for Christmas last year and it was a big hit. A quality duffel bag is something your boyfriend will always use for weekend getaways together, full-blown vacations or work trips.
If your boyfriend follows murder mystery podcasts or TV shows, the Hunt A Killer Murder at the Motel Game is a $30 gift option that’ll keep you both entertained and on the edge of your seats.
No, these fill-in-the-blank books aren’t just crafted for Valentine’s Day. Gift your boyfriend this meaningful and custom book that’ll make him smile for less than $15.
Show your boyfriend how much you care about him with the Infantry Capsule Letters Message in a Bottle that’s so unique and perfect to sit on his desk.
If your fella is looking to kickstart a skincare regimen in the new year, gift the Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser for a feel-good option that’s less than $15.
The JBL Clip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a tiny but mighty piece of tech that ensures you’re listening to a quality sound during picnic dates, trips to the beach and more.
Everyone can benefit from a chic backpack, and the Kenneth Cole On Track Pack Vegan Laptop Backpack is no exception. Plus, it’s especially perfect for commuters and students.
Show your boyfriend how much you appreciate him with this Date Night in a Box that’s fun, themed and will have you making memories together for less than $50.
My mom gifted my boyfriend the Lacoste Blanc Pour Lui Eau De Toilette and it’s the best cologne for men, hands down. Trust me, it’s the best under-$100 gift option you can give.
On rainy days — especially during quarantine — my boyfriend would assemble the Friends LEGO Set. For a more advanced option, the LEGO Ship in a Bottle Expert Building Kit makes a fun activity for $70.
Levain Bakery’s cookies are the perfect sweet treat for your boyfriend (and anyone on your list, really) to indulge in. Its eight-pack Signature Cookie Assortment Box is a delight, too.
Not to mention, when I was gifted the sweet bundle, the cookies — which are featured in our guide to the best places to buy cookies online — were gone in less than a week.
Likely, your boyfriend is obsessed with his car. Gift this 10-pack of Little Trees Black Ice Car Fresheners for a clean-scented addition to his sweet ride — just over $10.
Support your boyfriend’s grilling pursuits with the Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan that’s a less-than-$20 option for him to experiment with burgers, kebabs and more (especially with this Barbecue Sauces Cookbook).
I reviewed the Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger with my boyfriend and it’s such a cute option that’s also a wonderful conversation piece — especially if your love language is words of affirmation.
MasterClass is an iconic gift for your boyfriend if he has everything under the sun. After all, what better way to ring in the new year than by taking a Gordon Ramsay-led class on cooking, a six-time World Series of Poker Champion teaching you the secret tricks for the game or the hundreds of more offerings?
Just run to this Star Wars Boyfriend Mug. Enough said.
Even if your boyfriend isn’t super into gaming, it’s a known fact that anyone can’t resist the classic game of Mario Kart. Splurge this holiday season with the Nintendo Switch Lite and paired Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for hours of Luigi, Peach and Yoshi fun.
Prepare for your boyfriend’s back-to-office workflow with Nordstrom’s Smartcare Trim-Fit Solid Dress Shirt. In five light colors, it’s perfect to pair with dark gray slacks.
We reviewed Our Place’s Everyday Chef’s Knife (along with the brand’s two other knives, cutting board and cult-favorite Always Pan) and my boyfriend was so impressed at how sharp and effective it was.
That said, if your boyfriend loves cooking, he’ll so appreciate this now-$50 gift idea.
You can’t go wrong with gifting your boyfriend a quality pair of leather gloves. Plus, these are cashmere-lined and touchscreen-compatible.
I’m obsessed with my Monogram Leather Notebook from Papier. With a delicate initial touch at the bottom right-hand corner, the premium notetaking essential is special and unique.
I gifted my boyfriend a pair of Personalized Monogram and Name Cufflinks (and, fittingly, his name is Michael).
Ideal for upcoming weddings and festive occasions, they’re a sweet accessory he’ll treasure for years.
Alright, ladies, this one’s for you. Although we may not love our boyfriend’s spending every waking hour gaming with the boys (or “bois”), gifting him the new Playstation 4 Slim 1 TB Console will make him oh-so-happy this year.
Perfect to pair with an Xbox or Playstation is Razer’s Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard. The brand’s Serien Mini USB Microphone is one of my favorites, so its light-up set of keys is assumed to be just as high-quality.
The Royce New York Spanish Leather Five-Slot Watch Box is one of a kind, plus has room for five of your boyfriend’s favorite watches.
Gift your boyfriend a quality Rugged Merino Wool Half-Zip Sweater that he’ll practically live in during the colder months.
Aside from quarter zips, J.Crew’s Rustic Twill Flannel Shirt is a lovely option that’s great for the winter and transitional months.
A bedroom basketball hoop is a great $30 gift your boyfriend will shoot and score with at any given moment.
Store all your memories in the Softcover Mini Photo Book from Artifact Uprising. The brand has several options to choose from, but this offering is ultra-affordable and still personalized.
Upgrade your boyfriend’s WFH station with the Soundance Laptop Stand, a gift that will certainly be put to good use.
My boyfriend loves the Sperry Leather Boat Shoes I gifted him for our anniversary and they complete any out-to-dinner look — especially in the spring and summer.
Gift your boyfriend a luxe shaving experience with The Art of Shaving The Festive Duo Kit. Complete with the brand’s popular Sandalwood Shaving Cream and signature Shaving Brush, it’ll bring ultra-smoothness to his routine.
Beanies are a staple for winter. The North Face’s Bones Recycled Beanie comes in six great colors and pairs perfectly with the brand’s jacket, as recommended below.
As mentioned, The North Face Denali 2 Jacket is great for your boyfriend to sport when it’s not terribly cold outside. Or, makes a great gift if his North Face outwear is far too worn-in.
Learn more about each other with The Ultimate Game for Couples — an engaged date night idea for less than $30.
We recently reviewed the Theragun Mini Massage Gun and it’s unbeatable if your boyfriend sits at a desk all day or wishes he can go for a massage every day of the week.
Timberland’s Waterproof Boot looks great with any fall and winter look and your boyfriend will especially love the premium pair if he enjoys hiking.
Gifting a designer sports coat is always a good idea-turned-investment. The Tommy Hilfiger Navy Tic Modern Fit Sports Coat looks sharp, snazzy and Instagram-worthy for weddings and fancy date nights.
If your boyfriend is in need of a new wallet, you can’t go wrong with Vans’ Logo Debossed Bifold Wallet that’s $25 this season.
Oh, if your boyfriend loves anything old-fashioned, turn back the clock with Wockoder’s Record Player, along with records from his favorite artists and bands.
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