No matter if your relationship is brand new or years old, it’s high time you showed your boyfriend how gift-giving is done. That means putting in a little thought before you hit Valentine’s Day, a first anniversary, a tenth anniversary, a birthday, or any other gift-giving occasion. If you do, you’ll surprise him with something so cool and so interesting that he’ll know that from here on out, he needs to get on your level with a truly spectacular gift in return. Now, we know that legitimately good gifts for men aren’t always easy to hunt down, so we rounded up enough to let you pick the best one to fit your boyfriend’s vibe. He’ll dig it. Scout’s honor.
BT One Wireless Headphones
With these Bluetooth headphones, the sound quality is great, the design is modern without being too techy, and the price is truly unbeatable. Good for him, good for you.
No matter what he’s lighting up, this electronic lighter is more dependable come wind and more sustainable for the earth than your standard Bic.
Riviera Swim Trunks
So that he’s prepped for the beach as soon as we shake off winter.
If his nightstand, dresser, and desk are buried under a tangle of miscellaneous cords and chargers and portable batteries, get him this carrying case to straighten it all up. It’s a huge help on trips, too.
My Hydro Custom Water Bottle
Get a little creative and design him his own Hydro Flask water bottle—the size, the colors, the lid. And because it’s Hydro Flask, you’ll know the water bottle is a verified tank.
uKeg Nitro Cold Brew Maker
This gadget turns any old coffee into at-home nitro cold brew by infusing it with micro-bubbles. For coffee snobs and hipsters alike.
The Corduroy Shirt
He’ll look smart (but not too fussy) for your next date or dinner with your parents in this Everlane corduroy button-up. If you don’t love this green color, it also comes in navy and slate.
Masterclass All-Access Pass
If he’s hungry to pick up new skills, get him a year-long pass to Masterclass, where he’ll learn from the literal best via online courses. Helen Mirren teaches an acting class, Aaron Sorkin teaches a screenwriting class, Steph Curry teaches basketball, and more.
Torrentshell Anorak Jacket
Patagonia makes a good rain jacket. In fact, one of the best rain jackets. It looks cool, too.
For the Beer Drinker
Craft Beer Club Subscription
For the beer snob, hook him up with monthly shipments of intriguing craft brews from every corner of the country.
For the Vinyl Collector
Vinyl Monthly Subscription
Remember burning CDs for your high school crush? Same idea here. A Vinyl Moon subscription will set them up with a new vinyl featuring songs from 10 artists every month, plus original art on the jacket, to keep their record collection cool.
MORE: The Greatest Gift Ideas for Every Music Lover
Wool Runner-up Mizzles
Allbirds are made with responsibly source, sustainable materials. They’re damn comfortable, too. This will be a pair of easy-wearing shoes your boyfriend will book miles in.
Airsnap AirPod Case
The wireless AirPods charging case is nice and all, but it doesn’t give you a lot of options for carting it around. This case for an Airpods case attaches to a backpack or belt loop for safekeeping.
3-Pack Microfiber Boxer Briefs
You can’t beat Calvins. This three-pack gives him a few days’ worth in classic black.
For the Retro Gamer
Playstation Classic Console
Throw it back to 1994—his best gaming year—with the PlayStation Classic console. It comes with classic titles like Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil.
Travel Garment Steamer
It won’t matter that he leaves his clothes rumpled on the floor if you get him a handheld steamer. Sometimes, practical gifts make the most impact.
For the Weekend Traveler
Novel Duffel Bag
For when he’s hitting the gym, going on business trips, or packing for that weekend getaway you just planned together.
For the Hot Sleeper
Bear Cooling Pillow
Give the gift of sweat-free sleep. Bear’s pillow is comfortable and self-cooling.
Stitch Fix Style Box Subscription
If your guy’s not the best shopper for himself, hook him up with a Stitch Fix stylist who will send him options every month. The ones he likes, he (or you) can pay to keep.
Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirt
We can’t emphasize enough how good this Champion hoodie is. Warm, heavy, and classically cool, it’ll make its way into his regular outfit rotation immediately.
For the Reader
This new collection of sci-fi stories—one of our and Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2019—will change the way your boyfriend thinks about humanity and its place in the universe. Which might be a good thing.
Bespoke Post Subscription Box + Gift Card
If you don’t know what in the hell to buy your boyfriend, then Bespoke Post gives you an assist. Sign him up or get him a gift card, or both, and every month, he’ll receive a box full of themed gifts. That’s minimal effort for you and gifts on gifts for him.
For the Very Stylish Dresser
This is a true classic. Originally made in the ’60s and reissued for today, it makes a handsome accessory for any boyfriend with elevated style.
For the Metalhead
Blackened American Whiskey
Metallica (yes, that Metallica) made its Blackened whiskey flavorful by playing its own music through subwoofers to it (yes, you read that right). A whiskey serenaded by “Enter Sandman”—that’s cool.
Backpack Cornhole Game
Fact: Cornhole is the Midwest’s greatest gift to America. This set is little, so he can bring it along to tailgates, barbecues, camp outs, and more.
For the Guy Who Likes Gadgets
Aller 380 Folding Knife
Not only is this a knife, but it’s also a money clip, a bottle opener, and a screwdriver, all held together by a friction lock. He’ll carry it with him every day.
Rx Jump Rope
Jumping rope is the simplest—and one of the most intense—of workouts, combining cardio with heavy footwork. Rx makes a rope that’ll get him into the headspace of a boxer in training.
For the Whiskey Drinker
Bourbon Bitters Bundle
Woodford makes excellent bourbon, so you can trust it makes excellent bourbon barrel aged bitters. These’ll go well in his homemade cocktails.
It’s a commonly acknowledged fact that anything shiny is better than anything non-shiny. Exhibit A: This Wilson basketball, with bands of iridescent material that reflect the whole light spectrum.
‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’
The best party game around is…still the best party game around. Smash Bros. is timeless. Break this one out every time you and your boyfriend feel the need to do battle.
MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
If he’s interested in getting into music production or just laying down some beats, this is the keyboard that’ll teach him to do it. And you won’t even mind listening to his experimentations, because you’re a good partner.
SM-TA48BA Stainless Steel Mug
Sometimes the simplest gift is the most life-changing. Like this mug, which doesn’t spill, is easy to keep clean, and most importantly, keeps coffee piping hot for hours. Hours.
NASA Electro Landscape Tee
A graphic tee is timeless; so is space travel. NASA gear works for scientists and hypebeasts alike.
Best Gift for All Boyfriends
Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones
$199.95 (20% off)
These totally wireless buds are perfect for active guys, with hands-free control of calls, music, and more, plus noise reduction.
Every guy needs a pair of Adidas sneakers, and Gazelle’s in his favorite color will never not be a low-cost style flex.
For the Bike Commuter
Heritage Bike Helmet
Keep him safe (and looking good) while he bikes, scooters, or boards around the city.
Esquire Sprezza Subscription Box
If you can’t pick one thing for your boyfriend, let us pick a bunch of things for your boyfriend. This Esquire subscription box packed with style finds will do just that.
For the Vape King
Starry V3 Vape
In our opinion, this is one of the best weed vapes you can get under a hundred bucks.
For the Cocktail Maker
‘Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails’
For the rum-loving boyfriend or the boyfriend who knows his way around a bar cart, get Tiki, a gorgeous new cocktail book that’ll teach him all the ways of tiki drinks in the modern era.
For the Audiophile
Stockwell II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
$176.89 (29% off)
UA Tech 1/2 Zip
If his wardrobe trends toward sporty, give it a boost with Under Armour’s half-zip. He’ll be wearing this thing everywhere.
Your boyfriend can flip burgers for all his houseguests with Primus’s portable outdoor grill, which comes with a special, super-convenient nonstick grill grate.
‘Lord of the Rings’ Book Set
Diving back into this beloved trilogy is made all the better by Juniper’s custom jacket art. Included is a fold-out map of Middle Earth.
For the Camper
NanoLoft Puffy Blanket
If he’s an outdoor adventurer, a camping blanket like Rumpl’s is a great gift: It’s lightweight and it packs up small, but it holds in heat crazy well.
For the Healthy (Sorta) Eater
An air fryer fries food, but in a healthy(ish) way. It works for chips, fries, meat, and more, using very little or no oil in the process.
For the Aspiring Rock Star
Player Stratocaster Electric Guitar
You can’t go wrong with a classic. Whether he’s an experienced guitarist or just getting started, he’ll feel like a rockstar whenever he plugs this Strat in.
Polo Bear Cotton Chino Cap
Dad hats are the best hats. This cap has that iconic Polo bear and looks great with pretty much any outfit, preppy or otherwise.
CBD Focus Vape Pen
CBD is all the rage these days. This particular CBD oil is designed to help focus; other oils from Select are intended to relax or revive. He’ll enjoy the medicinal effects (according to anecdotal evidence) with a disposable pen full of oil.