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25 gift ideas for boyfriends that'll be appreciated no matter the occasion

25 gift ideas for boyfriends that'll be appreciated no matter the occasion

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  • Finding a thoughtful gift for your boyfriend can be particularly hard, especially if you've been together for a while and have started to run out of ideas.
  • Whether you're shopping for a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or a "just because" gift, you'll find plenty of options below that they'll definitely appreciate.

Relationships require a consistent amount of thought and consideration, especially when it comes to gift-giving.

You have to account for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and those "just because" gifts that everyone always appreciates receiving. And if you've been in a relationship for a while and have run out of ideas, it can be even tougher picking out a meaningful gift.

To help you out, we rounded up 25 of the best gifts for boyfriends. Regardless of the occasion, you'll find plenty of ideas that are thoughtful, useful, and that they'll ultimately love.

Top 5 gifts for boyfriends:
  1. An affordable wristwatch
  2. A leather Dopp kit that will age gracefully
  3. Breathable and machine-washable sneakers
  4. A nice leather wallet
  5. A high-end electric shaver
More gift ideas for boyfriends, below:

An affordable wristwatch

An affordable wristwatch
MVMTShop all MVMT watches here.

MVMT is one of our favorite places to find stylish timepieces that won't completely break the bank. Most are under $200, and there are plenty of options to choose from.

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A leather Dopp kit that will age gracefully

A leather Dopp kit that will age gracefully
LeatherologyLeatherology Multi Pocket Toiletry Bag, $135

Leatherology is a startup we recommend for its affordable high-end leather goods. This particular leather toiletry bag comes in a handful of classic colors and has compartments for pretty much everything. It's the sort of gift that they'll wind up using often, and that'll age well with them.

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Breathable and machine-washable sneakers

Breathable and machine-washable sneakers
AllbirdsAllbirds Wool Runners, $95

These merino wool sneakers from Allbirds, Silicon Valley's favorite shoe brand, are the perfect mix of sporty and stylish. They come in tons of colors and are even machine washable.

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A nice leather wallet

A nice leather wallet
AmazonBellroy Leather Note Sleeve Wallet, $89

This slim leather wallet from Bellroy is perfect for those who prefer minimalist accessories. It comes in a bunch of colors, so you'll be able to find the perfect match. Bellroy also sells phone cases, work bags and backpacks, and key covers.

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A high-end electric shaver

A high-end electric shaver
TargetBraun Series 7 7071cc Electric Shaver, $129.99

As the best overall electric razor we've tested, the Braun Series 7 will surely be a welcome addition to your boyfriend's grooming arsenal. Whether they like a close and clean shave or some facial hair, this razor can help maintain their look of choice. This specific model comes bundled with the clean and charge station.

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A Disney Plus subscription

A Disney Plus subscription
Alyssa Powell/Business InsiderDisney Plus gift subscription, 1-year for $69.99

With this subscription, you'll give them unlimited access to movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox. Read everything there is to know about Disney Plus over here.

And if they need some binge-spiration, here are all the new movies available to stream.

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An all-encompassing online subscription

An all-encompassing online subscription
Jeramey Lende/ShutterstockAmazon 1-Year Prime Membership, $119

Everyone loves Amazon Prime and the plethora of perks that come with a membership, so why not gift them a subscription that'll last for an entire year?

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An easy-to-follow skincare regimen

An easy-to-follow skincare regimen
LuminLumin The Complete Skincare Gift Set, $79.20Shop all Lumin Skin products here.

Lumin is one of the best ways to achieve a simple and effective skincare routine. If your boyfriend isn't into long and drawn out grooming sessions, The Complete Skincare Set includes everything needed for maintaining healthy skin on a daily basis.

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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods
AmazonApple AirPods with Wired Charging Case, $139

Some of the best gifts are items that can be used every day — and AirPods fall into that category. Whether your boyfriend likes listening to music and podcasts or prefers to talk on the phone hands-free, AirPods will quickly become an essential item.

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Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods
Hydro FlaskHydro Flask 32 oz Wide Mouth, $44.95

Hydro Flasks are great for any situation, from camping to commuting. This durable, insulated water bottle does a masterful job of making sure drinks keep their temperatures.

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An Apple Watch

An Apple Watch
AppleApple Watch Series 5, starting at $299

Chances are your boyfriend already owns a decent wristwatch, but if you want to bring them up to speed with modern times, you'll want to get an Apple Watch. Much more than a timepiece, the Apple Watch can also be used for keeping track of workouts, making phone calls, sending text messages, setting timers and alarms, counting calories, and more.

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A stylish fleece pullover

A stylish fleece pullover
PatagoniaPatagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, $119

The Patagonia Snychilla Fleece is a cozy wardrobe staple that your boyfriend will come to love.

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A shaving kit for sensitive skin

A shaving kit for sensitive skin
BevelBevel Shave Kit, $89.99

Not every man is lucky enough to get a smooth and comfortable shave with whatever razor is in front of them, but for most people, the Bevel Shave Kit can make it possible. Designed for men of color or anybody who has coarse hair or sensitive skin, the Bevel Shave Kit includes a high-quality safety razor and all the essentials for maintaining healthy skin before, during, and after shaving.

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Really nice new sheets from a popular online startup

Really nice new sheets from a popular online startup
BrooklinenBrooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set, Queen, $126.45

We recommend Brooklinen often, and for good reason. We think they make the best high-end sheets at the best price, and most of the Insider Picks team sleeps with Brooklinen on their own beds. Pick up the Luxe Core Sheet Set in a classic color and prepare for tougher mornings getting out of bed.

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A digital assistant with a built-in clock

A digital assistant with a built-in clock
AmazonEcho Dot 3rd Gen with clock, $59.99

With a digital clock now integrated into the design, the newest Echo Dot is more convenient than ever. He can use it as an alarm clock, a speaker, and to unlock all of Alexa's other skills.

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The best pressure cooker you can buy

The best pressure cooker you can buy
AmazonInstant Pot DUO 6-Quart Cooker, $79

The Instant Pot is another cult-favorite product that's worth its hype. It combines seven kitchen appliances into one, from a rice cooker to a steamer. It makes weekday meals easier and helps maximize space. We've also ranked it the best pressure cooker you can buy.

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The best travel pillow he can get

The best travel pillow he can get
Courtesy TRTLTrtl Travel Pillow, $29.99

Whether he's constantly traveling or just values good sleep above all else, Trtl is the way to go if you're looking for the best travel pillow. A soft, lightweight fleece is wrapped around a plastic neck support on one side, so you can rest it on either shoulder or your chest to keep your head in a comfortable position. We also highly recommend the newest version, Trtl Pillow Plus ($59.99).

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Malin + Goetz candle

Malin + Goetz candle
NordstromGift the Malin + Goetz Leather Candle, $55

Each of these luxurious candles is handmade in Brooklyn from a mix of beeswax, vegetable wax, and soy wax. If the distinctive scent of leather isn't their thing, there are also similarly interesting options like Mojito and Dark Rum.

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Unbelievably comfortable underwear

Unbelievably comfortable underwear
Tommy JohnShop all men's underwear at Tommy John here.

Gifting your boyfriend with underwear might seem like a lame gift, but if they're still wearing worn-out cheap store-bought underwear, Tommy John will likely change their life — or at least their outlook on comfort.

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A record player

A record player
AmazonVintage 3-Speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable, $45.99

They can toss a favorite record on this turntable, or stream music through Bluetooth. It packs up like a suitcase that's easy to bring anywhere, but it also looks great sitting in the living room.

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A weighted blanket

A weighted blanket
Gravity BlanketsGravity Blanket (available in 15 pounds, 20 pounds, and 25 pounds), $189

They might already be a professional napper, but a weighted blanket can help them fall asleep faster and get better rest.

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A gift card to a popular menswear brand

A gift card to a popular menswear brand
BonobosGift a Bonobos Gift Card, starting at $25

Clothes are always a solid gift idea, but if you don't know exactly what to pick out, a gift card to one of the most popular menswear brands will surely do them some good.

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AmazonZyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager, $49.95

If they've ever complained about back or neck pain or simply enjoy a good massage, this shiatsu massager is the next best thing to treating them to a massage at a spa.

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Comfortable and stylish jeans

Comfortable and stylish jeans
Mott & BowMott & Bow Wooster Dynamic Stretch Jeans, $118

Give the gift of good style with jeans from Mott & Bow.

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An at-home workout system

An at-home workout system
TRXTRX Home 2 System, $184.95

If they love working out, but can't make it to the gym, the TRX Home 2 System will help them keep fit from the comfort of home.

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