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50 Best Gifts for Boyfriends 2020


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. 

E-Lighter

Green Jay
urbanoutfitters.com

$17.00

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

Bonobos
bonobos.com

$58.00

So that he’s prepped for the beach as soon as we shake off winter.

Tech Pouch

Peak Design
huckberry.com

$60.00

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

Hydro Flask
hydroflask.com

$34.00

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

GrowlerWerks
bespokepost.com

$199.00

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

Everlane
everlane.com

$68.00

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

The Craft Beer Club
craftbeerclub.com

$42.00

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
allbirds.com

$135.00

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

Twelve South
nordstrom.com

$34.99

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

Calvin Klein
nordstrom.com

$44.50

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

Lemontec
amazon.com

$17.99

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

Herschel Supply Co.
nordstrom.com

$76.94

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

Bear
bearmattress.com

$95.00

Give the gift of sweat-free sleep. Bear’s pillow is comfortable and self-cooling. 

Stitch Fix Style Box Subscription

stitchfix.com

Prices vary

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


urbanoutfitters.com

$60.00

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

‘Exhalation: Stories’

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

bespokepost.com

Prices vary 

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

Marlin Watch

Timex
toddsnyder.com

$199.00

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

Sweet Amber Distilling Co.
reservebar.com

$42.00

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

Outside Inside
rei.com

$29.95

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

Benchmade
amazon.com

$124.00

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

Rx Smart Gear
amazon.com

$47.00

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

WoodfordReserve
amazon.com

$39.99

Woodford makes excellent bourbon, so you can trust it makes excellent bourbon barrel aged bitters. These’ll go well in his homemade cocktails.

Luminous Basketball

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’

Nintendo
amazon.com

$59.88

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

Arturia
amazon.com

$109.00

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

Zojirushi
amazon.com

$28.34

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

urbanoutfitters.com

$34.00

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

Beats
amazon.com


$249.95

$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. 

Gazelle Sneakers

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

SprezzaBox
sprezzabox.com

$28.00

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

X-Max
vaporizerchief.com

$99.95

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’

By Shannon Mustipher
amazon.com

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

Marshall
amazon.com


$249.99

$176.89 (29% off)

UA Tech 1/2 Zip

Under Armour
underarmour.com

$40.00

If his wardrobe trends toward sporty, give it a boost with Under Armour’s half-zip. He’ll be wearing this thing everywhere.

Kuchoma Grill

Primus
amazon.com

$142.46

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

Juniper Books
amazon.com

$124.99

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

Air Fryer

GoWISE USA
amazon.com

$64.86

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

Fender
guitarcenter.com

$699.99

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

Polo Ralph Lauren
saksfifthavenue.com

$59.50

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

Select CBD
selectcbd.com

$40.00

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. 



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By SOFIA PAPASTAVROS

I am a second generation fashion and lifestyle blogger from New York.