Best Christmas Gifts for Boyfriend

July 07, 2022 8 min read

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We all know the drill: You know him so well—his favorite band, his go-to drink order, even his iPhone passcode—but you're still having trouble finding the perfect gift for your boyfriend. And we understand—boyfriends are surprisingly difficult to shop for!

Whether you think every gift idea you have for him is too expensive, or he seems to have everything he could ever want, we know the struggle is real when it comes to choosing gifts for boyfriends for any and all occasions, from Christmas gifts to birthday presents. (Because finding a good Valentine's Day gift for your boyfriend is so difficult, we created an entire list just for that occasion.) This page contains a carefully curated list of Christmas gifts for boyfriend. Our editors believe both are cool, practical, and unique for the men in your life.

1 . For the Pop Culture (and Modern Art) Fan: Inspired Movie or TV Show Posters

Turn their pop culture obsessions into fashionable wall art that will look great in any room of the house. Concepcion Studios has a take on whatever he's into, including The Office, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and The Big Lebowski.

2. For Your Favorite Boy of Summer: Eco Sunglasses

These sleek glasses aren't just fashionable; they're also better for the environment. Eco Eyewear manufactures its sunglasses from recycled ocean-based plastics and plants a tree for every pair sold.

3. For the DJ on the Go: Hyperboom Speaker

This ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker packs enough punch (and a significant bass boost) for even the most elaborate party or movie night—indoors or out. It has a 24-hour battery life for all-day play and is water-resistant, so a spilled drink or a little rain won't put an end to the fun. (As a bonus, you can connect it to other Ultimate Ears speakers to create a surround-sound effect.)

4. For the Outdoorsy Lounger: Coleman Cooler Quad Chair

This comfortable chair is ideal for picnics, outdoor concerts, or camping—it has a four-can cooler compartment and plenty of other storage to hold his snacks and other essentials.

5. For the Grownup Skater Boy: Recycled Skateboard Watch

These sleek (and eco-friendly) watches are made from recycled skateboard deck wood and are an understated and chic way to celebrate his skater side.

6. For the Party Host With the Most: Stand-Up Cooler

Make it easy to serve guests at your next backyard barbecue. This cooler has everything you need for your outdoor bar: plenty of space to keep guests' favorite drinks on ice, storage underneath for spirits, glasses, and other necessities, a built-in bottle opener, and wheels to move your setup wherever you need it.

7. For the Guy Who's Working from Home: Portable Office Organizer

This compact, sleek organizer keeps all of their work essentials in one place and is easily transportable from the dining room table to the desk to the (ahem) couch or bed.

8. For the Sweet Tooth: Ice Cream Canteen

Pack his favorite flavors in this deep-freeze container for a picnic or beach outing. Simply place the pint inside and it will remain perfectly cool for up to four hours in a bag or eight hours in a cooler.

9. For the Kid at Heart: Rubik's 40th Anniversary Metallic

The classic puzzle phenomenon of the 1980s gets an upgrade with metallic shades on each side, making it cool enough to keep on his desk or coffee table.

10. For the Cocktail Connoisseur: Cocktail Farm Club

These bi-monthly shipments include recipes for unique cocktails, as well as special syrups and garnishes, that are grown on the Simple Goodness Sisters Farm. (Consider flavors such as Rhubarb Vanilla and Marionberry Mint.)

11. For the Guy Who Wants a Glow-Up: Bro Mask

This manly hydrogel mask contains skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to help him reduce fine lines and redness. The genius part is that guys with beards can split the masks in half, getting twice the glow from each sheet.

12. For the Guy Who Walks Everywhere: Allbirds Wool Sneakers

These sneakers are made of wool and are extremely comfortable. No worries if it rains; the water-repellent design will keep his feet dry, so an unexpected rain shower will not send him scrambling for cover. Furthermore, traction grips prevent slips and fall on slick surfaces.

13. For the Casual Hanger: Kubb

This easygoing game is about to become his new go-to for outdoor gatherings and beach trips alike. With the same casual feel as cornhole but a little more strategy, he'll enjoy tossing these sticks around with his buddies (beers in hand, of course).

14. For the Sentimental Beer Drinker: Coordinates Bottle Opener

This bottle opener checks all the boxes if you're looking for a cheap stocking stuffer that's also useful and meaningful. It can be customized to include coordinates important to your relationship, such as where you first met, had your first date, or got married. It will also assist him in cracking open a cold one whenever necessary.

15. For the Life-Long Student: MasterClass Subscription

With an annual subscription to MasterClass, he can learn from the best in food, music, art, and sports. He can experiment with new recipes with Yotam Ottolenghi or learn to mix beats and layer tracks with Timbaland. This is the ideal gift for a boyfriend who is always eager to learn new things.

16. For the Traveler: Airbnb Gift Card

Inspire your next adventure by giving him an Airbnb gift card that allows you to stay anywhere in the country—or the world. Plan a luxurious staycation in your city or jet-set around the world.

17. For the Boyfriend Who's Working on Adulting: Percale Bedding Set

If he's still using the same sheets he's had since college, he'll appreciate this luxurious upgrade. He'll appreciate the breathability of crisp, lightweight percale, especially if he sleeps hot. Choose just a set of pillowcases or a top sheet, or splurge on full bedding set for a total transformation.

18. For the All-Weather Guy: Weatherman Collapsible Umbrella

Give your boyfriend a tougher umbrella than he is: This rain shield can withstand winds of up to 55 miles per hour, so it won't bend and crack at the worst possible time. The Teflon-coated material repels water, and while it folds down to a portable size, it expands to 40 inches, which is more than enough to keep him covered—or protect both of you if you get too close. This boyfriend gift may not be glamorous, but it is functional and effective, and he will undoubtedly use it (and think of you) frequently.

19. For the Lounger: Long Jambes

These pants, designed specifically for a couch potato, are lighter than sweatpants and softer than joggers. They have a drawstring waist and a tapered leg, so he looks fashionable while remaining comfortable.

20. For the Board Gamer: Scythe Board Game

If he enjoys Settlers of Catan, Terraforming Mars, Ticket to Ride, or any other popular board game, he should add this to his collection. This strategy-based game, a cross between Risk and Catan, is all about exploring new territory and defending your territory. There's a steep learning curve, but once he gets the hang of it, he'll be begging you to play it with him for weeks.

21. For the Griller: Cuisinart 20-Piece Grilling Tool Set

Every good griller knows that having the right tools is the key to making the juiciest burgers, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and not-too-charred hot dogs. This 20-piece set includes everything he needs for a successful barbecue, including stainless steel tongs and a spatula, as well as a basting brush and four corn holders, all housed in a sturdy aluminum carry case.

22. For the Cocktail Connoisseur: The Old Fashioned Carry-on Cocktail Kit

If he enjoys Old Fashioneds, he can learn to make them wherever he goes with this portable cocktail kit. A simple recipe card will guide your coworker through the process of creating his craft cocktail. The set includes everything you need to get started, including a spoon, muddler, aromatic bitter, cane sugar, and a portable tin. With the addition of alcohol, he'll be shaking up signature cocktails in no time.

23. For the Whiskey Drinker: Greenline Goods Whiskey Glasses

This barware is carefully etched with city maps to transform your boyfriend's home or apartment into his favorite local spot, giving new meaning to the local watering hole. There are several locations to choose from, ranging from Los Angeles to New Orleans, so you can select from a variety of glasses that feature all of the most important locations in his life, such as where he grew up, went to college, and more.

24. For the Baseball Fan: Baseball Stadium Blueprints

Make a baseball blueprint to commemorate his favorite stadium. The detailed illustration of his choice honors America's favorite pastime with a look at a single stadium's design specs and major historic highlights, printed on museum-grade paper. The blueprint has a vintage feel thanks to an antique finish, and there's no need to look for a suitable frame because the art comes encased in black bonanza wood. All you have to do now is add a bow!

25. For the Self-Pamperer: Viking Revolution Beard Care Kit

So your boyfriend takes pride in his self-care rituals and morning grooming routine. With this luxurious kit, shaving will feel even less like a chore. It includes a beard brush, comb, unscented beard oil, styling balm, and scissors, all contained in a stylish metal tin.

26. For the Breakfast Enthusiast: Hamilton Beach Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Any breakfast enthusiast would enjoy unwrapping this brilliant breakfast sandwich maker. The appliance, which is designed to make two customizable breakfast sandwiches at a time in just five minutes, allows you to layer bread, meat, cheese, and eggs for a delicious morning treat that you can make at home.

27. For the History Buff: The Contender: The Game of Presidential Debate

This game is similar to the party-favorite Cards Against Humanity, but you can play it with family—though we can't guarantee his uncle won't go on a tirade! Players in this hilarious card game collect cards with famous (and true!) one-liners from various political figures throughout history. No political knowledge is required to enjoy this gift—just a healthy sense of humor.

28. For the Coffee Drinker: Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

The best-selling cold brew coffee maker on Amazon is ideal for the coffee enthusiast in your life. Its simple infuser design allows it to make batches of cold brew or iced coffee from any coffee grounds. Give it to your boyfriend so he can always have a steady supply of smooth cold brew on hand.

29. For the Adventurer: Cariuma Off White Knit Ibi Sneakers

Shoes from this sustainable footwear brand are always in high demand, so if your boyfriend is always on the go and appreciates snagging a hard-to-find item, these sneakers are for him. They're extremely comfortable and will go with almost anything in his closet. You can even get a matching pair for yourself!

30. For the Cook: Sardel 10" Skillet

If your man enjoys cooking, treat him to a new pan from the Italian cookware brand Sardel. This 10-inch skillet is fantastic for stir-frying, sautéing, and searing. It's so good that even Bobby Flay enjoys it.

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