The thing about getting a present for your boyfriend or S.O. is that it’s VERY tricky. If you’ve been dating for a month or two, it’s hard to know just yet what he likes (or dislikes), which is not helpful. On the flip side, if you’ve been dating for years, then you’re probably all out of great ideas. See what I mean? And if he wasn’t nice enough to leave you a wish list—or at least leave some tabs open on his laptop with some hints—you might be in a tough spot right now.
Luckily, we’re here to help. Whether you’re still waiting to DTR or you live together, here are 48 unique birthday gift ideas for boyfriends of all stages. So shop away, or if all else fails, go with a funny gift to take the stress off.
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a key ring
Leather Key Fob, Leather Key Chain
A nice leather fob like this one will help him keep up with his keys not only because they’ll be easier to see, but also because he’ll love it so much he won’t let it out of his sight.
a shave set
Harry’s Travel Shaving Kit
With this combo gift, he gets a sleek designer carrying case for his shave set, which includes a razor handle, razors, and shaving cream.
a moisturizing formula
If your man friend isn’t the type who shaves his face because he loves his beard as much as he loves you, get him this beard balm, which relies on a blend of sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and shea butter to keep his facial hair soft and supple.
a tie-dye shirt
Blue Tie-Dye T-Shirt
For the guys who can appreciate a nice tie-dye but don’t want anything to do with making it, a shirt like this one will work best. And what’s better? You don’t have to guess how it’s gonna turn out.
an assortment of candy
Signature Tackle Box Assorted Candy
Here’s a genius gift that combines his never-satisfied sweet tooth with his love for fishing.
a portable speaker
Pill+ Portable Wireless Speaker
$124.95 (31% off)
Replace that old speaker that puts off more fuzz and feedback than actual music with this portable speaker, which also lets you make phone calls.
a sweet card
Mighty Good Man Greeting Card
You don’t have to spend a lot to say a lot. Write to tell him how much he means to you and put it inside a card he’ll appreciate, like this one.
a pair of jogger pants
Phys Ed Jogger Pants
He’ll love these joggers for how comfortable and practical they are, and you’ll like them because they’re a major step up from his old sweats from school that he still wears all the time.
a bunch of date ideas
Date Night Bucket List
Sometimes he wants more of an experience than a tangible gift. So get him this creative set of date night ideas so you two never stop experiencing new things together.
a soft bathrobe
Can’t make it to the spa? Give him the experience at home, starting with a big, plush robe like this one that he’ll never want to take off.
a pair of LDR bracelets
Long-Distance Touch Bracelet Set
Nothing like a birthday to make your long-distance relationship feel more like a lonely dating relationship. Send an instant reminder that you’re thinking of your boyfriend on his birthday (and every other day) with these light-up bracelets.
a sock subscription box
Surprise Pair of Socks Subscription: Crew Socks
Getting ready won’t be so boring for the lucky fella who receives this subscription service.
a shower beer holder
Beer Holder/Premium Shower Speaker
It’s his birthday, so he can drink in the bathroom if he wants to. And with this speaker and bottle holder in one, shower time is basically party time.
a birthday card
Favorite Person in the World Wood Card
The best gifts are simple and heartfelt. This wooden cutout card with a sweet customizable message is one your boyfriend will save forever.
a travel book
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small
Birthdays are great for reminding you of (1) how old you are and (2) all the experiences on your bucket list that are yet to be had. This book is the perfect gift for the adventurer who’s constantly looking to plan his next trip.
a pair of wool sneakers
Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker
Navy-blue kicks with wool fabric are the perfect addition to his winter wardrobe. And this pair has more than 450 reviews with a 4-star rating, so you know they’re good.
a super-soft button-down
Wyatt Button-Up Shirt
Get him a shirt that’s not like his others in the form of this button-up with surprisingly silky, soft fabric. I promise it’s so comfy that he’ll wear it over and over again.
a pair of headphones
Exodus Over-Ear Wireless Headphone
He loves to jam out to his Spotify playlists, so get him these wireless headphones with amazing sound quality and 30-hour battery life.
a new cookware set
10-Piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set
He’ll enjoy whipping up a gourmet meal at home with a brand-new 10-piece set of stainless steel cookware. Btw, it’s easy to clean and looks good in any kitchen.
an electric shaver
OneBlade Face + Body, Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver
A fancy electric trimmer and shaver might not be the most romantic gift, but if he’s serious about his grooming habits, then a lightweight do-it-all tool is definitely for him.
a gaming system
Switch With Neon-Blue and Neon-Red Joy‑Con
Unwinding after a long day is important, and sometimes you just need to chill out with a good ol’ video game. Get him the Switch and you can play Mario Kart until both your hearts are content.
a hat with his fave team
Detroit Lions Cold-Weather Sport Knit
He’s probably itching to watch his favorite team play again, so get him a knit beanie he can wear in the mean time.
a woven bracelet
Woven Black and Brown Leather Bracelet
Not every guy is a jewelry person, and that’s okay! But a woven bracelet with an easy clasp is subtle yet cool.
a stylish weekender
Canvas Travel Weekender Duffel Luggage Bag
A duffel bag is basically a necessity in every guy’s closet, and it’s the perfect size to use as a carry-on or to take on a quick, social-distancing weekend getaway. He’ll like the muted tones, the ample storage, and the luxe leather trim.
a vacation spot
The Joshua Tree House
A travel bag definitely comes in handy when you’re, well, traveling, so booking a surprise trip to a place you’ve both wanted to visit is a great birthday idea. That is, when it’s safe to go on vacation somewhere again of course.
a pair of black sunnies
Warby Parker Harris
He’ll look like the coolest dude on the block in a pair of classic black sunglasses. This anti-scratch acetate pair can also be fitted for prescription lenses.
a classic leather watch
Time Teller Chronograph Leather Strap Watch
A water-resistant watch with a leather strap and dark face will go with both his dressy and casual outfits.
an easy-to-use hammock
Double Parachute Camping Hammock
The outdoorsy types will love a durable hammock he can hook to any tree. The two of you can cozy up in this together the next time you hit the trails, and it folds into a compact carrier after each use.
a golf ball stamp
Monogram Silver Golf Ball Stamp, Custom Ball Marker
Golf balls are a great gift for golfers, albeit a little basic and obvious. But pair that box of Titleist balls with a personalized golf ball stamp, and you’ve got a genius gift idea.
a bottle insulator
The Standard 2.0
Beer bottle koozies are cool in theory (literally), but they don’t do the best job at keeping a beer cold on a hot summer day. Enter: this stainless steel insulated holder to keep his drink cold and easy to transport.
a gift card
Amazon.com $100 Gift Card in a Brown & Blue Tin
Don’t let anyone tell you a gift card is a lame idea. If the guy is impossible to shop for, keep it easy and go with an Amazon gift card so he can get whatever the hell he wants. This one comes in a cool metal tin that he can keep and use for storage later.
a card-holder wallet
Quote Card Holder
He’s gotta have some place to put his b-day gift cards, right? If the guy dresses better than anyone you know, he deserves this trendy card-holder wallet.
cool wall art
Wooden World Map
Framed maps are cool and all, but this wooden world map is a unique take on wall art. Any traveler would love to fill up space in their room with this decorative idea.
a heavy-duty massager
Hypervolt Featuring Quiet Glide Technology Handheld Percussion Massage Device
When you’re tired of him constantly asking for help working out a knot in his tight, sore muscles, make it easier on the both of you with this handheld massaging device.
a heat-regulating coffee mug
Temperature Control Smart Mug, 14 oz.
If your S.O. uses as much creamer as he does coffee, he’d be stoked to get one of these heat-regulating coffee mugs for his birthday. Just connect it to his phone and keep the temperature consistently heated through the app.
a comfy sweatshirt
The French Terry Crew
This crewneck sweatshirt is comfy without being too casual, which means your boyfriend can wear it when he needs to look nice yet still be cozy. A win-win.
a beer-bottle chiller
Chillsner Beer Chiller
No one likes warm beer. This icicle bottle topper will keep your boyfriend’s beer cold the entire time he drinks it—yes, even those last few sips.
a charging dock
Wooden Charging Valet in Java Finish
Not just any charging station, this bad boy has a place for a phone and tech gadgets as well as compartments for jewelry and accessories. Now he can keep all his most-prized possessions in one easy-to-find place.
an at-home carbonator
When you realize how much you spend on sparkling water over the course of a few months, this at-home carbonator won’t sound all that expensive.
a salt platter
Himalayan Salt Plate With Holder
A Himalayan salt plate will change his world. He can use it to flavor his favorite meats or as a platter to serve cheeses and appetizers.
a massaging neck pillow
Portable Massaging Neck Wrap
What’s better than a neck pillow when traveling? A neck cushion that also massages to make the long haul a little more bearable. The ones in first class don’t even have massagers, so HA! Take that.
a game of Putt-Putt and pool
Grassroots Par Three Putting Green
I can think of no better party game than this mini putting green. Whether your guy likes golf or just likes to have a good time, this is the gift for him.
a picture frame
Photo Frame for use with Instax
A picture frame with photos of the people your man loves will make anyone’s day. This one holds Fujifilm Instax Mini photos and is the perfect way to display instant pics from his birthday party.
a pair of AirPods ear hooks
The guy who likes to run or work out will appreciate having these detachable ear hooks to prevent his AirPods from slipping out during rigorous of workouts.
a bar tool set
Cocktail Tool Set
Give your boyfriend a set of tools to upgrade his bar cart. This one comes with ice tongs, a double jigger, a strainer, a bottle opener, and a rack to hold them all in.
a unisex fragrance
He’ll smell warm and fresh and get all the compliments with help from this fragrance. It has the perfect blend of spice and citrus with notes of patchouli, vetiver, bergamot, and cardamom.
an everyday backpack
Heritage Backpack – Navy
It’s time for him to retire the Jansport he had before you guys started dating. So upgrade his style with this practical, sleek, water-resistant bag that’s perfect to tote back and forth from work.
an iPhone memory expander
M1 MicroSD Reader With MicroUSB Connector
Don’t sweat it if the new iPhone 11 isn’t in the budget, solve his troubles and free up plenty of storage space with this little gadget. It can easily download pictures off his cell and transfer them to any other digital device.
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